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Angela Ahrendts talks Apple store makeover, why Tim Cook hired her

Tech giant Apple is unveiling a redesigned store outside the world’s tallest building in Dubai. The company is also announcing new educational sessions that will launch next month in all its stores, called Today at Apple. The updates are the work of a team led by Apple’s highest-ranking female executive, Angela Ahrendts. Ahrendts became Apple’s […]
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Man's daily observations become vital info for climate change researchers

April 22, 2017, 6:55 PM| Billy Barr’s Colorado cabin in the woods is home to one of the world’s most valuable — and unexpected — troves of scientific data. Barr has been measuring snow depth and how much groundwater it produces since 1974. John Blackstone has more.
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We may be underestimating whale-boat collisions

Water pours off the tail of a humpback whale as it dives at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Massachusetts, Tuesday, April 28, 2009.  AP Photo/Charles Krupa PORTLAND, Maine — A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common […]
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Aurora watchers spot something new in the night sky

Citizen scientists looking at the northern lights appear to have stumbled upon a new natural phenomenon. Members of the Facebook group Alberta Aurora Chasers posted photos of a mysterious purple streak cutting through the night’s sky. In their early posts, the group’s members referred to the streak of purple light as a “proton arc” — then […]
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Email add-on service sees backlash after selling user data

Uber’s bad PR is growing — and spreading to its business partners. On Monday, internet users were in an uproar after a New York Times article revealed that a popular email management service sold data on its users’ ride-hailing information to Uber.  The New York Times profile of Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, noted: “Using an email […]
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The four words Apple exec wants Gen Z to say

After working with a team to reimagine the retail experience at Apple stores over the past three years, Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail at Apple Inc., reveals the strategy behind the redesigned stores – and why she says she wants the next generation of customers to say, “Meet me at Apple.”  In a […]
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Marching for science against Trump, GOP policies

Thousands of people rally and march in downtown Los Angeles, part of the nationwide March for Science, taking place Saturday, April 22, 2017.  On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to begin dismantling environmental regulations implemented by President Obama aimed at aggressively fighting climate change, which included limited carbon emissions from coal-fired […]
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Strange feature helps sea urchins scare predators

A common and colorful sea urchin has some truly bizarre appendages that seem to move independently from its body, and now scientists know why: It shoots these tiny, venomous jaws into the water to deter predators. These teensy, toothy jaws are called pedicellariae, and when scientists discovered them in the early 1800s, they thought the […]
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Mysteries of crown-like structures on Saturn's surface revealed

This radar image captured by the Magellan probe shows a region on Venus’ surface approximately 180 miles across, and located in a vast plain to the south of Aphrodite Terra. The large circular structure near the center of the image is a corona, approximately 120 miles in diameter and provisionally named Aine Corona. NASA/JPL On […]
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Trump calls space station as astronaut sets record

President Trump called the International Space Station Monday for a videochat watched by thousands of school kids, congratulating commander Peggy Whitson on becoming America’s most experienced astronaut and jokingly promising to get Americans to Mars “during my first term or, at worst, during my second term.” Joined by astronaut Kate Rubins and daughter Ivanka Trump […]