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Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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HELSINKI (AP) Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops. The latest specimens sent to the bank, located on the Svalbard archipelago between mainland Norway and th ...>>
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INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. The carmaker denies trying to freeze out other brands, but legislators in four states say GM lobbyists asked them to sponsor bills ...>>
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Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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In a study published last week in the journal Water Resources Research, they concluded that the rest of the decline is due to a warming atmosphere induced by climate change, which is drawing more moisture out of the Colorado River Basin's waterways, snowbanks, plants and soil by evaporation and other means. Water managers have said that Mead could drop low enough to trigger cuts next year in ...>>
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Bouncing baby bongo shows its stripes at Los Angeles Zoo
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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At birth, the chestnut red calf with white stripes stood just under 2 feet tall. The zoo says logging and poaching in the wild has caused the species' numbers to dwindle to fewer than 100.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-2-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. [...] when the robotic traps were pilot-tested around Houston last summer, they accurately captured particular mosquito species those capable of spreading the Zika ...>>
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The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. While most people now use Facebook to connect with friends and family, Zuckerberg hopes that the social network can encourage more civic engagement, an informed public and community support in the years to come. "Across th ...>>
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GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail, cost estimates and GOP unity left unresolved the problem that's plagued them for years: At a closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other party leaders described a broad vision for voiding much o ...>>
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Surprise, surprise. AT&T trumpets its own new unlimited plan
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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Sprint also said Thursday that it's letting unlimited customers watch video in high definition rather than DVD quality. AT&T's unlimited plan degrades video to DVD quality, but customers can turn HD video back on for free.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
McDonald's testing crab sandwich in San Francisco area
Technology
Published in 10-2-2017
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SAN JOSE, Calif. Following its success with garlic fries, McDonald's of the Bay Area is testing another regional favorite: a crab sandwich.

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Super Bowl LI sets new record for data used on Wi-Fi
Technology
Published in 10-2-2017
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A record 11.8 terabytes of data traversed the Wi-Fi network during Super Bowl LI, according to official numbers released Thursday by Extreme Networks, the official Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi analytics provider of Super Bowl LI.

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Mexico raises key rate as inflation surges, peso stumbles
Technology
Published in 10-2-2017
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Mexico's central bank raised borrowing costs for a fourth straight meeting as President Donald Trump's election undermined the peso and fuel prices soared, sending inflation spiraling above target.

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Tequila billionaires reap windfall as Cuervo IPO triggers surge
Technology
Published in 10-2-2017
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Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal and Juan Domingo Beckmann -- the heirs to the family that controls tequila giant Jose Cuervo -- are seeing their net worth soar a day after the company carried out Mexico's biggest IPO in more than three years.

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Group 1 Automotive posts stronger 4th-quarter earnings
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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Group 1 Automotive's earnings improved during the fourth quarter despite slower sales in Texas and other oil-centric markets.

 

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