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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 […]
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Drone film festival brings filmmaking to new heights

NEW YORK — The Oscars were held last month, but it’s not the last awards show of the season. This weekend was the third annual drone film festival. From the skyscrapers of New York to the cliffs of Ibiza, drones are taking hobbyists and filmmakers to new heights — and capturing extreme athletes in ways […]
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Google affiliate offers tools to safeguard elections

NEW YORK – An organization affiliated with Google is offering tools that news organizations and election-related sites can use to protect themselves from hacking. Jigsaw, a research arm of Google parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), says that free and fair elections depend on access to information. To ensure such access, Jigsaw says, sites for news, […]
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Miss a car payment? Your dealer can remotely kill your engine

The auto industry could be reshaped by a repossession device for cars. “Starter interrupter” technology makes a vehicle impossible to start after the owner misses a payment, but federal regulators are asking questions about how at least one auto finance company uses the equipment, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. Willie Conner needs a kidney […]