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Apple's new iPad is $70 cheaper

Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 10:41 AM EDT NEW YORK — Apple’s newest iPad will come with a slimmer name, and a lower price. The iPad Air will be updated to be just called iPad and will cost $70 less than it does now, the company said Tuesday. The new iPad still has a 9.7-inch screen, […]
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Apple debuts red iPhone to benefit AIDS fight

Apple announced the latest addition to its iPhone family Tuesday: a bright, cherry red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new iPhone is part of Apple’s partnership with (RED), an initiative that mobilizes brands to support the nonprofit Global Fund’s efforts to rid the world of HIV and AIDS. The Global Fund specifically works […]
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Mars volcano died at the same time as the dinosaurs

Around the same time that the dinosaurs became extinct on Earth, a volcano on Mars went dormant, NASA researchers have learned. Arsia Mons is the southernmost volcano in a group of three massive Martian volcanoes known collectively as Tharsis Montes. Until now, the volcano’s history has remained a mystery. But thanks to a new computer model, scientists […]
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$100M in artifacts shipped from Egypt, Turkey to U.S.

This 2,000-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus was found by U.S. law enforcement and was returned to Egypt in 2011. Luis Martinez/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement About $50 million worth of artifacts and antiques were shipped from both Egypt and Turkey to the United States in 2016 — the highest annual value from each of those countries in […]
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Telescope gets a boost in search for oldest stars

Throughout history, groups of people around the world have created stories about how the first stars arrived in the night sky. Some say the stars were born from their mother, the moon, or that they are the souls of animals that ventured up into the great, gaping darkness above. It’s only in recent history that […]
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Climate scientists raise alarm about flood risk

Extreme coasting flooding — the kind that typically hits Europe once a century — could happen as often as once a year as global warming intensifies, researchers warn.  Scientists from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre considered factors like sea level rise, tides, waves, and storm surges to predict changes in “extreme sea levels” by […]
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Mount Etna glows hot in new satellite image

Sicily sparkles with city lights in a new satellite image, but what’s that lighting up Mount Etna? Hot lava. A new image taken by an instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite shows the nighttime glow of lava during a recent active period at the volcano, which towers 10,922 feet over the island. Mount Etna has been […]
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YouTube apologizes for blocking LGBT videos

Last Updated Mar 20, 2017 2:16 PM EDT YouTube apologized on Monday for upsetting its community by blocking and filtering videos made by its LGBTQ+ community. But the initial apology was met with a lukewarm response. The problem occurred with YouTube’s “Restricted Mode,” a feature designed to “use community flagging, age-restrictions, and other signals to […]
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Google apologizes to ad clients for YouTube content fiasco

Google (GOOG) apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer and HSBC pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites. The British government has suspended its advertising on YouTube after some public sector ads appeared next to videos carrying homophobic and […]
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Google Street View takes us inside an active volcano

Google uses their 360 degree Street View to peer into an active volcano