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Monty Python's Terry Gilliam is alive, very sorry for dying

Monty Python's Terry Gilliam is alive, very sorry for dying | News we like | Scoop.it
Terry Gilliam isn't dead. The former Monty Python actor and noted director of movies such as Time Bandits and 12 Monkeys has apologised for being so, though.
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Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative | News we like | Scoop.it
Scientists say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.
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German homeopaths go to conference, accidentally get high on drugs

German homeopaths go to conference, accidentally get high on drugs | News we like | Scoop.it
An alternative medicine conference has ended in chaos in Germany after dozens of delegates took a LSD-like drug and started suffering from hallucinations.
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England could eradicate bovine TB if it adopted Welsh or Scottish tactics

England could eradicate bovine TB if it adopted Welsh or Scottish tactics | News we like | Scoop.it
Using publicly available data researchers from Queen Mary University of London's Biological and Chemical Sciences were able to determine the effectiveness of current Bovine TB management strategies; the study found declining numbers of infections...
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EU, US reach data protection deal allowing Europeans to sue over privacy breaches

EU, US reach data protection deal allowing Europeans to sue over privacy breaches | News we like | Scoop.it
Brussels and Washington reached agreement Tuesday on a data protection deal that will allow Europeans to sue over improper use of their personal information in the United States, the EU said.
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Great PR, Bad Science: Soda Industry Gives Money to U.S. Mayors to Fight Obesity

Great PR, Bad Science: Soda Industry Gives Money to U.S. Mayors to Fight Obesity | News we like | Scoop.it
After the US Conference of Mayors began paying attention to sugary drinks, the American Beverage Association stepped in with some grant money. The Conference no longer pays  much attention to...
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Want to drink whisky in space? You'll need this glass

Want to drink whisky in space? You'll need this glass | News we like | Scoop.it
Now that we've taken whisky into space, the next logical step is surely to engineer a glass that allows astronauts to have a tipple in microgravity.
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Stonehenge archeologists find huge neolithic site

Stonehenge archeologists find huge neolithic site | News we like | Scoop.it
The buried remains of a mysterious giant prehistoric monument have been discovered close to Britain's famous Stonehenge heritage site, archaeologists said Monday.
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Screen Capture Software

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SnapIt is perfect for capturing images and texts that you want to include in your Help system, online tutorials, manuals, training handouts, presentations, marketing materials, Web pages, emails and more.Compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit releases of Windows 7, 8, and 10.

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How Could Google's New Logo Be Only 305 Bytes When Its Old Logo Was 14,000 Bytes?

How Could Google's New Logo Be Only 305 Bytes When Its Old Logo Was 14,000 Bytes? | News we like | Scoop.it
The old logo uses a complicated serif font which can only be created using bezier curves. All together, it has 100 anchor points, resulting in a 6 KB (6,380 bytes) file. When compressed, the size comes down to 2 KB (2,145 bytes).
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Judges seem hesitant to stop NSA bulk collection before ban takes effect

Judges seem hesitant to stop NSA bulk collection before ban takes effect | News we like | Scoop.it
Federal judges express skepticism at ACLU argument that agency should not collect phone data during ‘transtion’ period under new USA Freedom Act Judges who issued the harshest rebuke to the National Security Agency have expressed skepticism at a...
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Honest makeup tutorial reminds us of society's unrealistic beauty standards - Daily Life

Honest makeup tutorial reminds us of society's unrealistic beauty standards - Daily Life | News we like | Scoop.it
This can be your go to look on days you want to be respected and taken seriously.
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Egyptian method filters seawater in minutes

Egyptian method filters seawater in minutes | News we like | Scoop.it
Researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have unveiled a cost-effective desalination technology which can filter highly salty water in minutes.
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Microsoft, US clash in court on overseas email warrant

Microsoft, US clash in court on overseas email warrant | News we like | Scoop.it
Microsoft and the US government clashed Wednesday in an appellate court hearing on law enforcement access to emails stored overseas, in a case with important implications for global data protection.
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An astronaut aboard the ISS just controlled a robot on Earth

An astronaut aboard the ISS just controlled a robot on Earth | News we like | Scoop.it
An astronaut has successfully controlled a robot on Earth with micrometer precision, despite being 400km up and travelling at speeds of 28,800km/h.
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Cryptographers Brace for Quantum Revolution

Cryptographers Brace for Quantum Revolution | News we like | Scoop.it
Encryption fix begins in preparation for arrival of futuristic computers
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A $60 Hack Can Fool the LIDAR Sensors Used on Most Self-Driving Cars

A $60 Hack Can Fool the LIDAR Sensors Used on Most Self-Driving Cars | News we like | Scoop.it
Many autonomous cars use LIDAR — a kind of laser-based radar — to sense the world around them. But now a researcher has developed a simple system that can fool the devices into seeing objects where really none exist.
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The Alternative Universe Of Soviet Arcade Games

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When you walk into the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games in St. Petersburg, the first thing you’ll see is a series of gray, hard-edged soda machines from the early 1980s.
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Only Smart People Will Understand the FT's Amazing New 404 Page

Only Smart People Will Understand the FT's Amazing New 404 Page | News we like | Scoop.it
The Financial Times is the hands-down paper of choice for anyone trying to seem clever in a job interview.
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Google Street View now a stand-alone app for Android devices

Google Street View now a stand-alone app for Android devices | News we like | Scoop.it
If you’ve spent an inordinate amount of time just staring at and exploring the Street Views on Google Maps, then you’d probably be happy to know that from now on, you have a separate app to enjoy all the street views from around the world.
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Move Over, Siri—The Next Generation of Virtual Assistants Is Almost Here

Move Over, Siri—The Next Generation of Virtual Assistants Is Almost Here | News we like | Scoop.it
Are you ready for supersmart AI to make your decisions for you? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The FBI Now Needs a Warrant To Use Its Phone-Sniffing Stingray Boxes

The FBI Now Needs a Warrant To Use Its Phone-Sniffing Stingray Boxes | News we like | Scoop.it
Privacy took a blow last week when the NSA got permission to keep operating a massive dragnet . Here’s some better news: As of today, federal agents should have a harder time using Stingrays to spy on cell phones.
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Why We Always Want to Push the Big Red Button

Why We Always Want to Push the Big Red Button | News we like | Scoop.it
Whatever you do, don’t press that button. It’s a trope that’s spanned pop culture for generations—and the real world, too. But where did this Big Red Button come from? And why does sick curiosity compel us to mash it down?
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Alliance for Open Media to create single format for video streaming 

Alliance for Open Media to create single format for video streaming  | News we like | Scoop.it
When the big guns are in, you know that whatever it is they’re banding together for is something really important.
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