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9 ways Amazon's Alexa can help with back to school

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Here's how you can use Amazon's Alexa-powered speaker to make the transition into the new school year a little easier

Petya ransomware cost world's biggest container ship company up to $300M

Maersk's CEO said its businesses "were significantly affected," but there was "no data breach or data loss."

What does music mean? Sign language may offer an answer, new research concludes

1 day ago from Science Daily

How do we detect the meaning of music? We may gain some insights by looking at an unlikely source -- sign language -- a newly released linguistic analysis concludes.

Biology can't explain why men outnumber women in tech

2 days ago from Physorg

It's no secret that Silicon Valley employs many more men than women in tech jobs. What's much harder to agree on is why.

U.S. plans sale from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

2 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Department of Energy said it plans to sell some of the oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the world's largest emergency supply of oil.

Paying for "extras" in freemium products and services

2 days ago from Physorg

NUS statisticians have developed a better methodology to study user behaviour for freemium products and services.

Successful voting systems must be accurate, usable, accessible and secure

2 days ago from Physorg

Voting systems must be accurate, usable, accessible and secure to be successful, according to a new paper from a voting behavior expert at Rice University.

Online campaign against invasive plants

2 days ago from Physorg

Neophytes – invasive plants that are alien to the region – are a huge burden on the public purse. The ETH spin-off "In-Finitude" has set up a new online platform...

WWE Smackdown: Baron Corbin cashes in his Money in the Bank contract

2 days ago from UPI

A new WWE Champion was nearly crowned Tuesday on Smackdown Live as Baron Corbin cashed in his Money in the Bank contract for an instant championship match.

LA to pay homeowners to build second dwellings for homeless

2 days ago from UPI

L.A. politicians voted to give homeowners between $50,000 and $75,000 to build second dwellings on their property in an effort to house more homeless people.

Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees big profit jump

2 days ago from UPI

Australian energy company Woodside Petroleum said its 49 percent jump in first-half profits came in part through a reduction in production costs.

Palestine leader congratulates Kim Jong Un on anniversary

2 days ago from UPI

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent a congratulatory message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than US

2 days ago from Physorg

Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds—1,500 a minute, to be exact—on humming conveyor belts that zip...

Forget oil, Russia goes crazy for cryptocurrency

2 days ago from Physorg

Standing in a warehouse in a Moscow suburb, Dmitry Marinichev tries to speak over the deafening hum of hundreds of computers stacked on shelves hard at work mining for crypto...

Seattle Seahawks: WR Kasen Williams battling for roster spot at deep receiver position

2 days ago from UPI

When it comes time for the Seattle Seahawks to make cuts at the end of the month, trimming the roster down at the wide receiver position will be difficult.

Toronto Raptors sign former Gonzaga, Kentucky Wildcats forward Kyle Wiltjer

2 days ago from UPI

The Toronto Raptors signed forward Kyle Wiltjer, the team announced Tuesday.

Defeating Cyberattacks on 3D Printers

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

With cyberattacks on 3D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to...

Colorful portraits show faces of New Hampshire drug crisis

2 days ago from AP Health

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- At the New Hampshire State Library's latest art exhibit, the bright smiles and bold colors of the canvases belied...

Thai activist sent to prison for sharing news article about king on Facebook

2 days ago from UPI

A Thai student activist has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for sharing an unflattering news article about the Thai king on Facebook.

Miami Dolphins CB Tony Lippett tears Achilles, out for season

2 days ago from UPI

Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett tore his Achilles and will have season-ending surgery, coach Adam Gase said on Tuesday.

U.S. Open 2017: Maria Sharapova lands wild card to play in U.S. Open

2 days ago from UPI

Maria Sharapova received a wild card to play in the U.S. Open, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

China launches brain-imaging factory

2 days ago from News @ Nature

Hub aims to make industrial-scale high-resolution brain mapping a standard tool for neuroscienceNature 548 268 doi: 10.1038/548268a

Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser join 'Haunting of Hill House' cast

2 days ago from UPI

Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser and Kate Siegel have joined the ensemble of Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House."

The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leaves

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists are exploring how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states.

Public Health: Obamacare’s Bare County Problem Looks Mostly Solved, for Now

2 days ago from NY Times Health

With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “implode” shows yet more signs of health.

U.S., China agree to improve military communication

2 days ago from UPI

United States and China military leaders signed an agreement Tuesday in Beijing in an attempt to improve communication and avoid misunderstandings.

Greece asks EU for air support to battle fires

2 days ago from Physorg

Greece on Tuesday pleaded for assistance from European neighbours to help battle wild fires including a blaze ravaging a forest near Athens.

Impatient driver honks for massive croc to get out of flooded road

2 days ago from UPI

A driver attempting to traverse a submerged road in Australia ended up facing an additional obstacle -- a road-hogging crocodile.