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Long-term study links neonicotinoids to wild bee declines Thursday, August 18th, 2016

LONDON, (REUTERS): Wild bees that forage from oilseed rape crops treated with insecticides known as neonicotinoids are more likely to undergo long-term population declines than bees that forage from other sources, according to the findings of an 18-year study. The new research covered 62 species..

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US regulators pave way for speedy next-generation 5G networks Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): US regulators on Thursday paved the way for a lightning-fast next generation of wireless services in a move that made the United States the first country to set aside an ample amount of airwaves for so-called next-generation 5G wireless applications and networks. In an act..

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Israel group: Families sue Facebook over Palestinian attacks Monday, July 11th, 2016

JERUSALEM, (AP): Israeli and American families of victims of Palestinian attacks filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook, claiming the social network is providing a platform for militants to spread incitement and violence, their lawyers said Monday. Shurat Hadin, an Israeli legal advocacy..

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Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

PASADENA, (AP): Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets. Ground controllers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin erupted in applause when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft beamed..

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California land regulators to weigh end of nuclear power Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

SACRAMENTO, (AP): California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state’s last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing. The State Lands Commission will consider foregoing an environmental review before..

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Mars Crater named after Nepal village Saturday, June 18th, 2016

A crater in Mars has been named after an earthquake devastated village of Nepal, Langtang. Tjalling de Haas, who investigates debris flows and land-forms on Mars initiated the idea to honor the lives of people that were destroyed in the deadly Nepal earthquake of April 2015. The request was..

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Zuckerberg’s philanthropy project makes first major investment Thursday, June 16th, 2016

SANFRANSICO, (REUTERS): Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy venture has made its first major investment, leading a funding round in a startup that trains and recruits software developers in Africa. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, created by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla..

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Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion In Cash Monday, June 13th, 2016

(REUTERS): Microsoft Corp agreed to buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, combining the software giant's fast-growing cloud services business with the world's largest online network for professionals. The offer of $196 per share represents a premium of 49.5 per cent to..

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Your phone may soon sense everything around you Thursday, June 9th, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, (AP): Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info? We’re about to get our first look. On Thursday, Lenovo will give consumers..

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Radar images reveal Mars is coming out of an ice age Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

FLORIDA, (REUTERS): An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth’s neighbor is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists said on Thursday. The Martian ice began its retreat about 370,000 years ago,..

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Computer glitch at JFK Airport causes massive check-in lines Monday, May 30th, 2016

NEW YORK, (AP): A computer outage at JFK Airport’s Terminal 7 has caused massive check-in delays. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Neal Buccino says a server providing Internet service had problems at about 4 pm Sunday, which required manual check-in. Buccino says Terminal..

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Facebook Makes Changes To Avoid Political Bias Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Facebook on Monday said it was making changes aimed at keeping political bias out of its "trending" stories list even though an internal investigation revealed no evidence it was happening. "Our investigation has revealed no evidence of systematic political bias in the..

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Facebook exec Sandberg urges graduates to build resilience Sunday, May 15th, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif., (AP): Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg encouraged graduating seniors at the University of California, Berkeley to persevere in life's challenging times, speaking publicly for the first time about her husband's death during a commencement speech. Sandberg, whose..

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Solar plane on global trip headed to Oklahoma from Arizona Thursday, May 12th, 2016

GOODYEAR, Ariz., (AP): A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week after a daylong flight from California is headed to Oklahoma next on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. Project officials said Wednesday that the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to take off from..

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Facebook pays $10,000 to 10-year-old Instagram hacker Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

HELSINKI, (REUTERS): Social media giant Facebook has paid a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture sharing app Instagram. Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, is the youngest ever recipient of Facebook’s “bug bounty”, paid to..

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Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space Saturday, April 30th, 2016

TOKYO, (AP): Japan’s space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced Thursday that it would stop trying to fix the satellite..

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China plans to land on Mars by 2020 Friday, April 22nd, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): Work is proceeding quickly on China's planned mission to land a rover on Mars by 2020, the chief administrator of the country's ambitious space program said Friday. Formally announced in January, China's Mars voyage will attempt to recreate the success of the U.S. Viking 1 mission..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..