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Friday April 16, 2021. 08:31 PM
Scientists in Switzerland are sending thousands of pairs of white underwear to volunteers, who will bury them in their backyards. Researchers will later dig up and examine the soiled undies to determine the health of the soil that covered them – the holier the healthier,...
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One fun element of pop culture is that you never know exactly when some film, TV show, or song is going to spark an out-of-left-field craze — or exactly how deep the obsession will run. While the pandemic may be starting to recede into history, Netflix's The Queen Gambit...
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Rosemary Woodruff Leary (1935–2002) was one of the great female psychedelic pioneers of the 1960s. She met Timothy Leary in 1964, becoming his psychonaut partner at the Millbrook estate and later his wife. After Timothy's prison break in 1970, Rosemary fled with him to...
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Fitbit is working on a luxury fitness tracker called Luxe, that could be ideal for those as style conscious as they are fitness conscious. Images published by WinFuture on Friday show a more premium design with a stainless steel casing coming in multiple finishes. It’ll have...
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Old people were let go while the CEO was talking about hiring a bunch of young people, says complaint Former HP workers who allege they were dismissed in order to clear a path for younger employees have been granted certification [PDF] for their proposed collective action by ...
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For the first time, scientists have estimated how many Tyrannosaurus rex, the so-called king of dinosaurs, once roamed the Earth. From a report: The number is staggering: 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rex lived and died during the roughly 2.4 million years the species survived...
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I read this about a mailing list started by someone from Gen Y who thinks they are offering Gen X something awesome but comes across more like a Hitchhiker's Guide to Gen X culture. 'There's still upwards of 60 to 80 million [members of Gen X] around the world, but they're...
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I wonder if the deer did that just to freak out the motorcyclists making all that racket in their forest. Also, question, what do you call a deer that's blind in one eye? No idear!
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Google is all alone with its proposed advertising technology -- FLoC-- to replace third-party cookies. Every major browser that uses the open source Chromium project has declined to use it, and it's unclear what that will mean for the future of advertising on the web....
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Company insists it's a legit operator that's here to help Positive Technologies has hit back at the US government's 'groundless accusations' that it helped the Russian state carry out cyber attacks against the West – by highlighting how 'government agencies of different...
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Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
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Next month sees the release of a deluxe edition of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's iconic album Déjà vu that includes outtakes and early demos of these seminal songs. To tease us, the group have released the stunning early version of 'Our House' (above) and a demo (below)...
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This photo of Albert Einstein's desk depicts his office exactly as he left it before his death in 1955. Is there a link between being messy and creative, clutter and intelligence? Causation or correlation? Researchers have explored this very issue but, mostly, I just wanted...
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Ultra-white is the new Vantablack. Purdue University researchers developed the whitest white paint ever. It reflects 98.1% of sunlight. (The blackest black paint, Vantablack, absorbs 99.9% of visible light.) According to lead researcher Xiulin Ruan, 'f you were to use this...
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The Internet of Secure Things Alliance, an IoT security certification body (a.k.a. ioXt), has launched a new security certification for mobile apps and VPNs. From a report: The new ioXt compliance program includes a 'mobile application profile' -- a set of security-related...
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It's floaty floaty vom time as boffins plan prototype cooler spin on modded 727 Boffins are set to get a ride on the Zero Gravity Corporation's 'weightless research lab' to test a refrigerator designed for jaunts to orbit, the Moon or even Mars.…
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To say we're creeping up on umbrella weather season is an understatement. And no, we don't mean 'rain and wind protection against the fierce elements-type' of umbrella season. We're talking about lazing casually, safely protected from the sun's rays, soaking in the majesty...
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On yesterday's 20th anniversary of Joey Ramone's death comes word that Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson will play Joey in a new biopic—'I Slept With Joey RamoneÆ—coming to Netflix. The film, authorized by Joey Ramone's estate, is based on the memoir of the same name...
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When a Florida girl got caught in a riptide in the Panama City Beach ocean on Wednesday, a woman went out to save her. The girl made it back to safety, but not the woman, according to weather.com, who became caught in the riptide herself. — Read the rest
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Today's crop of stable kernels includes the following: 4.4.267, 4.9.267, 4.14.231, 4.19.188, 5.4.113, 5.10.31, and 5.11.15. As usual. they contain important fixes throughout the tree; users of those series should upgrade.
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