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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

Screen Capture Software | News we like | Scoop.it

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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What Einstein Really Thought about Quantum Mechanics

What Einstein Really Thought about Quantum Mechanics | News we like | Scoop.it
Einstein's assertion that God does not play dice with the universe has been misinterpreted
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Nationality in the cloud: US clashes with Microsoft over seizing data from abroad

Nationality in the cloud: US clashes with Microsoft over seizing data from abroad | News we like | Scoop.it
Oral arguments begin Wednesday as a court examines US officials’ ability to seize information abroad amid controversy over narcotics case Does cloud computing have a nationality?
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15 Common English Words That You Probably Didn't Know Were Still Trademarked

15 Common English Words That You Probably Didn't Know Were Still Trademarked | News we like | Scoop.it
The English language is a voracious eater, consuming words and digesting them into whole new things. Sometimes words that used to be trademarked by companies pass into generic use—like escalator, thermos, and aspirin.
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Fantastic Science and Tech Books that Will Reboot Your Brain for Fall

Fantastic Science and Tech Books that Will Reboot Your Brain for Fall | News we like | Scoop.it
Summer is slipping away fast, but there’s still time to spend a long weekend devouring a book on the beach.
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Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking

Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking | News we like | Scoop.it
Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords.
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The Alternative Universe Of Soviet Arcade Games

The Alternative Universe Of Soviet Arcade Games | News we like | Scoop.it
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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Daily catch-up: Julian Assange, the least funny long-running show in the West End - The Independent

Daily catch-up: Julian Assange, the least funny long-running show in the West End - The Independent | News we like | Scoop.it
The allegations of sexual assault and rape against Julian Assange are serious. So it is not funny that plans have been leaked to smuggle him out of the Ecuadorian embassy in fancy dress, or across the rooftops of London to a helipad.
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Can you solve this classic riddle about crossing a bridge?

Can you solve this classic riddle about crossing a bridge? | News we like | Scoop.it
Riddles can be fun but can also be really stressful when you start to feel your decently well-wrinkled brain shrivel into a prune. But hey! Tease the brain and the satisfaction of solving it outweighs the unnecessary stress added to your life, right?
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Go Complete XKCD's Random Quiz in the Name of Arbitrary Science

Go Complete XKCD's Random Quiz in the Name of Arbitrary Science | News we like | Scoop.it
Most surveys are written with the intent of finding something out.
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Contactless card limit increased to £30 as popularity grows

Contactless card limit increased to £30 as popularity grows | News we like | Scoop.it
The limit on contactless payments has been increased to £30. The new limit, up from £20, means the average supermarket spend of £25 will now be covered.
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Google's Logo Killed Serifs Because Serifs Had It Coming

Google's Logo Killed Serifs Because Serifs Had It Coming | News we like | Scoop.it
Google debuted a serif-free logo today —the first real change to its logo since 1999. And although it’s much prettier than the 16-year-old wordmark, the company claimed it was more about functionality than looks.
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