Mars on the Cheap: Scientists Are Working to Revolutionize Access to the Red Planet
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:00:00 GMT
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The concepts include souped-up Mars helicopters and inexpensive orbiters and landers

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"Historical" Western Drought Is Likely to Persist
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:00:00 GMT
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The severe dry conditions have left critical reservoirs depleted and helped fuel intense wildfires

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To Teach Students about Climate Change, "Just the Facts" Isn"t Enough
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:00:00 GMT
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We also need to talk about emotions and discuss pathways to action

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Massively Reducing Food Waste Could Feed the World
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:30:00 GMT
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It would also greatly cut greenhouse gas emissions

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Inside the Nail-biting Quest to Find the "Loneliest Whale"
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:00:00 GMT
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It’s a tale of sound; the song of a solitary whale that vocalizes at a unique frequency, 52 Hertz, that no other whale—as the story goes—can seemingly understand.  It’s...

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Closest Known Relatives of Virus Behind COVID-19 Found in Laos
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT
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Studies of bats in China and Laos show southeast Asia is a hotspot for potentially dangerous viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2

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Earth Could Be Alien to Humans by 2500
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:30:00 GMT
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Unless greenhouse gas emissions drop significantly, warming by 2500 will make the Amazon barren, Iowa tropical and India too hot to live in

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These Bacteria Steal from Iron and Could Be Secretly Helping to Curb Climate Change
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:00:00 GMT
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Photoferrotrophs have been around for billions of years on Earth, and new research suggests that they have played an outsize roll in the natural capture of carbon dioxide.

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The Power of the Headline
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:30:00 GMT
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How Climate Change Helped Fires Cross the Sierra Nevada for the First Time
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:45:00 GMT
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High, rocky peaks are no longer an insurmountable hurdle for ever fiercer flames fueled by heat and drought

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Reusable Packaging Is the Latest Eco-Friendly Trend. But Does It Actually Make a Difference?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:11:31 +0000
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When you toss a plastic bottle into your recycling bin, there"s no guarantee it actually gets recycled. In fact, odds are, it doesn"t. According to the World Economic Forum, just 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling globally. And because of complexities in the recycling process, huge amounts of single-use plastic (as well as...

Here"s everything Amazon announced at its big product event a including a $999 robot
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Amazon is continuing its quest to cover our homes and bodies with Amazon devices.


Former lab director testified Theranos prioritized PR and funding over patient care
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
On Tuesday, the testimony of a former Theranos lab director is set to continue in the criminal trial of the failed blood-testing startup"s founder and former CEO, Elizabeth Holmes. Attorneys for Holmes have previously argued that the accuracy and reliability of the company"s tests were not her responsibility, but rather fell to those running the lab.


Internet goes dark for millions in Indian state"s bid to stop exam cheats
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From rss.cnn
At least 25 million people across the Indian state of Rajasthan faced government-mandated internet shutdowns and restrictions on Sunday, in an effort to prevent cheating in a mass exam.


Activision Blizzard says it will pay $18 million to settle harassment lawsuit
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From rss.cnn
Activision Blizzard will pay $18 million to settle a lawsuit by a US government agency alleging harassment and discrimination, the firm said Monday.


TikTok says it now has more than 1 billion monthly active users
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From rss.cnn
TikTok has hit one of the most exclusive milestones in the tech industry.


In the Elizabeth Holmes criminal case, her relationship with the media is also on trial
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From rss.cnn
For a time, Elizabeth Holmes was a media darling. The college dropout who started her blood-testing company Theranos at 19 graced the cover of magazines such as Forbes, Fortune, and Inc. in her signature black turtleneck to help cultivate her image as "the next Steve Jobs." She was upheld as a rare female founder who"d raised significant sums of capital to drive her startup towards an eye-popping $9 billion valuation.


An alarm went off on SpaceX"s all-tourist space flight. The problem was the toilet
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From rss.cnn
As Jared Isaacman and his three fellow crewmates were freeflying through Earth"s orbit, shielded from the unforgiving vacuum of space by nothing but a 13-foot-wide carbon-fiber capsule, an alarm started blaring.


Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids
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Instagram is pressing pause on plans to develop a version of its service for kids under 13 after facing pressure from lawmakers to back down on the effort and new questions about the impact the photo-sharing service has on teen girls.


What we learned this week in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes
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From rss.cnn
It was an eventful week in the closely-watched trial of Elizabeth Holmes, with witnesses who included scientists, medical professionals, a patient and even the former US Secretary of Defense laying out how the promise of Holmes" blood testing company Theranos fell apart.


Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou reaches agreement with US to resolve fraud charges
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and the US Department of Justice on Friday entered an agreement to defer prosecution of US charges against her until late 2022, after which point the charges could be dropped.


Biden official reveals the failure behind America"s epic chip shortage
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From rss.cnn
The shortage of computer chips is raising the price of new and used cars, delaying shipments of electronics and holding back the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.


Stop making employees turn on webcams during meetings
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The latest battle in office life may be over whether or not to keep the camera on during virtual meetings.


The iPhone 13 hits shelves
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From rss.cnn
Apple officially launched its next-generation iPhone 13 line on Friday, with four new smartphones hitting shelves and shipping to customers who secured their orders early.


Alibaba was building a media empire. Now it"s dumping Chinese TV shares
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Alibaba is dumping its shares in one of China"s largest TV broadcasters just months after it bought them, as the company comes under growing pressure from a government campaign to rein in Big Tech"s power and influence.


Elizabeth Holmes moved ahead with Walgreens rollout despite internal concerns, former Theranos scientist testifies
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From rss.cnn
A longtime Theranos scientist depicted Elizabeth Holmes as prioritizing a business partnership over the possible well-being of patients in testimony capping off the first full week of witnesses taking the stand in the criminal trial of the disgraced founder.


Former Defense Secretary James Mattis invested $85,000 in Theranos and let Elizabeth Holmes take his blood
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member, recounted how he lost confidence in the failed blood-testing startup during his testimony Wednesday in the criminal trial of the company"s founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes.


Europe will require USB-C chargers. Apple isn"t happy
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The European Union proposed new rules on Thursday that will make USB-C ports standard on smartphones, tablets, cameras, phones, portable speakers and handheld video game systems.


Tech billionaire: Facebook is what"s wrong with America
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
From the climate crisis to Covid, Marc Benioff sees a common thread for what ails America today: deception that is allowed to spread like wildfire on Facebook.


Apple denies Fortnite a return to the App Store
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Apple will not allow Fortnite back on its devices until its legal battle with the video game"s maker, Epic Games, has fully concluded, potentially delaying the game"s return to iPhones by several years.


How Microsoft built "The Frankenstein" device during the pandemic
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
When Microsoft closed its Redmond, Washington offices in March 2020 due to the pandemic, the Surface team grabbed what they could for their home offices. For a handful of engineers and product designers, that included The Frankenstein, a prototype for a versatile, transformable laptop built in concert with Windows 11.


Optus repaying customers $800k after decade of errors
Date: 0
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A telco giant spent a decade wrongly charging small Aussie businesses a huge amount of money due to an aalarming and unacceptablea error.


Crocodile attacks man on river cruise
Date: 0
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A man had his arm and hand bitten in a terrifying crocodile attack while on a river cruise.


The best 4WD for towing revealed
Date: 0
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More and more Australians are wanting to explore their own backyard, but picking the right vehicle can make or break a trip.


Aussies to test for Covid at home
Date: 0
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At-home testing for Covid-19 will be available from November 1, but it may not be available in some states.


Google blasted by watchdog
Date: 0
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Google is misusing its digital ad dominance in ways that cause alikely harmsa to advertisers, publishers and aultimately consumersa.


Instagram pauses kid-friendly app
Date: 0
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Amid mounting criticism about the relationship between social media and young people, Instagram is apausinga a major development.


Chinese car brands on the rise
Date: 0
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Australians are buying more Chinese cars than ever, and a range of new brands are emerging that could have established makers very worried.


Blockbuster game dropping tonight
Date: 0
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Amazon is taking on gaming with the launch of its highly anticipated MMO New World. Hereas what time Aussies can play.


Game-changer cancer treatment discovery
Date: 0
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Aussie scientists have made a game-changing discovery about a potential way to treat cancer that could be a low-cost and non-toxic alternative to chemo.


McLaren honours Daniel Ricciardo with special supercar
Date: 0
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Wealthy Australian fans can park something exotic in their garage to celebrate the success of one of the countryas best drivers.


Workeras horror find while on toilet
Date: 0
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A worker would have got the asurprise of his lifea after he made a horrific discovery while sitting on the toilet.


Ferocious storms threaten east coast
Date: 0
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The eastern seaboard is likely to be lashed by rain and thunder this week and experts warn to prepare for severe storm damage.


Someone who didnat think the recent Harvard graduate worked at Google reported him to security
Date: 0
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A black Google employee was reported to security and then escorted off company grounds because they didnat believe he worked for the tech giant.


Aussie muscle car icons fetch record auction prices
Date: 0
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V8 muscle cars are returning extraordinary prices, with three limited edition Aussie classics attracting mega bids from collectors.


Babies next in line for Covid vaccinations
Date: 0
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New trials are under way which could pave the way for children as young as six-months-old to be inoculated with the effective Moderna vaccine.


Standout new SUV arrives Down Under
Date: 0
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This European brand is known for making some of the best SUVs on the road and its latest machine to arrive in Australia has some serious wow factor.


Thunberg takes swipe at Ardern
Date: 0
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Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has taken aim at New Zealandas climate change plan while saying there was not one politician who impressed her.


Why Australiaas new $100 billion subs could be useless
Date: 0
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They take 20 years to make and Australia has alienated France by buying them a but there might be something even worse about our new submarines.


Australia"s plan to stockpile vaccines
Date: 0
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Australia is making aexcellent progressa on a game-changing approach to Covid-19 vaccines.


Loch Ness monster captured on camera
Date: 0
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A British camper took his drone on a trip through the wilderness. It was only when he reviewed the footage that he spotted something he couldnat believe.


Hyundaias new RAV4 fighter tested
Date: 0
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Every car maker is searching for an answer to Toyotaas hyper successful RAV4 SUV. Hyundaias head-turning SUV might be just that.


Huawei boss freed in major deal
Date: 0
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Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Meng Wanzhou, has returned to China, three years after her arrest in Canada.


a9/11 flashbacksa: Brisbane jet shocks US
Date: 0
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Incredible footage of a military plane appearing to weave between skyscrapers in Brisbane left American viewers thoroughly spooked.


Sign crippling mice plague will return
Date: 0
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Aussie farmers are bracing for another mouse plague, with early aominousa signs hinting at the next surge being worse than last seasonas devastation.


aNever seen beforea new iPhone 13 feature
Date: 0
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The new iPhone 13 has a game-changing feature which offers anever seen beforea capabilities in a pocketable smartphone.


New and unknown UFO-like aircraft spotted at top secret US military facility
Date: 0
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Vision shows an unusual aircraft being towed into a top secret remote US air force development facility, sparking a flurry of excitement and speculation.


Can animals sense when an earthquake is about to happen?
Date: 0
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For years there have been reports of animals acting strangely just before earthquakes strike a hereas what the science says about the phenomenon.


China and Russia war drills spark alarm in the United States
Date: 0
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American spy planes have been deployed to keep watch on large-scale war games being conducted by Beijing and Moscow.


Audias new weaponas Oz arrival confirmed
Date: 0
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The German brandas latest performance car is due to land in Australia very soon and it promises some big thrills.


Major blow to Apple could change everything
Date: 0
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A new rule for smartphone devices has been announced that will affect customers, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone.


Meet Astro: Amazon just unveiled its own home robot that can follow you around
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:53:02 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Amazon announced Astro, a home robot the company says can help owners keep up with tasks such as home monitoring or keeping in touch with family.


These new Skullcandy earbuds surprise with a barrel of features
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:08:25 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Skullcandy Grind Fuel have an impressive lineup of features that help them compete with top budget earbuds.


A flying Ring camera, a new Echo and more devices announced by Amazon
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:51:23 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Amazon unveiled several new devices during an event Tuesday, including a flying Ring camera and a new Echo Show device.


"Hey, Disney!": Amazon and Disney unveil new Alexa-like assistant
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:13:49 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Alexa won"t be the only voice-enabled assistant on Amazon Echo devices anymore. Disney has partnered with Amazon to develop "Hey, Disney!"


Side-eyeing toddler meme from years ago becomes NFT worth over $76,000 in cryptocurrency
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:02:12 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Chloe Clem"s unimpressed facial expression from eight years ago became a household meme and later, nonfungible token (NFT) worth $76,377.


Your apps are watching everywhere you go unless you change this setting
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:09:23 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Some apps need to know where you are to work correctly. Many that don"t need it, request access. You can change your setting to protect your privacy.


Done with Facebook? Here"s how to deactivate or permanently delete your Facebook account
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:14:46 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Whether it"s to avoid political rants or you worry about how your data is managed, it is easy to delete Facebook if you"re ready to leave.