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Climate change is killing this Ice Age remnant

Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn’t happened in 2.6 million years. For eons, the Laurentide Ice Sheet has been a fixture of North America. At its peak, it covered the majority of Canada and sent icy tendrils down across the Midwest and Northeast, covering Chicago, New York and Toronto […]
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Star's death dive into black hole mapped by NASA satellite

A star’s long-ago death dive into a black hole generated cosmic fireworks that are revealing more and more about the dramatic encounter.  The star got too close to its galaxy’s central black hole about 290 million years ago, and collisions among its torn-apart pieces caused an eruption of optical, ultraviolet and X-ray light that was first spotted […]
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Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

Thuy Truong thought her aching back was just a pulled muscle from working out. But then came a high fever that wouldn’t go away during a visit to Vietnam. When a friend insisted Truong, 30, go to an emergency room, doctors told her the last thing she expected to hear: She had lung cancer. Back […]
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Would apocalypse turn us into killers? Maybe not

When everything hits the fan, the end of the world is more likely to look like a friendly summer campout than an uber-violent scene from “Mad Max” or “The Walking Dead.” At least that’s what researchers from a University of Buffalo-led team determined by looking at the in-game actions of over 80,000 players of the […]
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“How Google Works” authors on company and Trump administration

Google has grown dramatically in the last decade, with revenue soaring to $90 billion in 2016. The company’s growth led to concerns among some staff about how it functions, so its leaders restructured under a parent company called Alphabet to encourage more innovation and so-called moonshot projects. Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt and fellow executive […]
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WiFi-enabled school buses help students get online on the go

ST. STEPHEN, S.C. — For eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor, her daily two-hour school bus commute had been spent catching up with friends and trying to tune out distractions from unruly preschoolers.  Now, thanks to Google, the aspiring forensic anthropologist said she’s able to spend that time finishing up her daily school work so she’s free to […]
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Meet the parrot whose “laughter” is contagious

Humans appear to be in good company: the kea parrot of New Zealand has become the first non-mammal to show signs of contagious “laughter.” Kea parrots aren’t quite cracking each other up in mid-flight. More realistically, they could be described as showing signs of emotionally contagious vocalization. The playful parrot has a particular “play call” […]
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Stephen Hawking making plans to travel into space

Stephen Hawking has booked a ticket to space. The renowned theoretical physicist announced that he’s accepted Richard Branson’s invitation to board a flight on a future Virgin Galactic trip to space.  Hawking revealed the news in an interview on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.” He said that while his three children brought him “great joy” throughout […]
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Scientists find way to turn food waste into tires

Tomato peels, eggshells and other food that gets discarded could be turned into sustainable rubber for use in tires, according to a new study. Researchers found that the petroleum-based material used as filler for rubber tires could be made from food waste and other trash, offering a petroleum alternative in tire manufacturing. And beyond tires, the scientists […]
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Apple's new app Clips is like iMovie for Instagram

The first thing you’d think looking at Clips, Apple’s newly announced video-editing app, is that it’s trying to be Snapchat. Or Instagram. Or Vine. But Clips, which I got a chance to try my hands on in New York, doesn’t have its own social platform. It’s a video-editing tool. Clips is, in fact, more like a phone-first, vertical-friendly […]