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FDA: Criminal Case Shows Food Safety Is Paramount

FDA: Criminal Case Shows Food Safety Is Paramount | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Federal regulators say the criminal charges filed against two Colorado farmers over a deadly food-borne illness sends an emphatic message to crack down on food safety.
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Of all the needless ways to go, I wouldn't want to be killed by a fucking cantaloupe!

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Entrepreneurs are selling Australia's fresh air in a can to China

Entrepreneurs are selling Australia's fresh air in a can to China | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
In what may be the most ingenious money-making idea since bottled water, two entrepreneurs have set up a business selling fresh Australian air to China.
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I feel sad for Beijing's air quality.
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The mind behind Linux

The mind behind Linux | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice -- first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide.
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The man.
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The Last Wooly Mammoths Died Isolated and Alone

The Last Wooly Mammoths Died Isolated and Alone | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Genome sequencing shows severe inbreeding contributed to the mammoths’ extinction.
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factoid: The crew of the Karluk should have headed toward Wrangel Island straightaway.
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Mystery of ‘alien spacecraft’ on sea floor

Mystery of ‘alien spacecraft’ on sea floor | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
WHEN the mystery object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea was first spotted in 2011, it baffled experts and excited alien hunters. They still don’t know what it is.
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Why no funding?
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Stephen Hawking reveals incredible black hole theory

Stephen Hawking reveals incredible black hole theory | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Black holes are often viewed as inescapable vortexes, but, recently Stephen Hawking suggested they might be more like portals than prisons.
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This is a lot more like older black hole theory.
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Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain' 

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'  | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
@tferriss You will love this: electrical brain stimulation from trained pilots helps novices learn flying 33% faster https://t.co/xgfcsJYz9v
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I think I'll wait until it's well out of beta testing.
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Greenland and Antarctic melting isn’t just raising seas — it’s changing the Earth’s rotation

Greenland and Antarctic melting isn’t just raising seas — it’s changing the Earth’s rotation | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
New research finds that melting ice sheets, and the storage of water on land, are causing the poles to move.
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We are also coming due for a polarity shift.
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Bones of Iron Age warriors may reveal link between Yorkshire’s ‘spear-people’ and the ancient Gauls

Bones of Iron Age warriors may reveal link between Yorkshire’s ‘spear-people’ and the ancient Gauls | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Around 150 skeletons buried in 75 graves have been discovered in an Iron Age cemetery near the town of Pocklington in East Riding, Yorkshire, in what is undoubtedly one of the most significant recent finds in Britain.
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I imagine there's a lot about history that we have yet to get right.
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Controversial New Push to Tie Microbes to Alzheimer's Disease

Controversial New Push to Tie Microbes to Alzheimer's Disease | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A journal article says herpes virus and Lyme disease bacteria are behind the mind-robbing illness, but not all researchers are convinced
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Interesting.
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The Ides of March: The assassination of Julius Caesar and how it changed the world

The Ides of March: The assassination of Julius Caesar and how it changed the world | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Caesar's death paved the way for the Roman empire after a bloody cycle of
civil wars, and secured him the hallowed immortality he always craved
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It also taught senators to do such things in greater secrecy in the future.
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Microsoft and SoftBank to Bring Cloud-Intelligence to World´s First Empathic Robot

Microsoft and SoftBank to Bring Cloud-Intelligence to World´s First Empathic Robot | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s technology will be integrated into SoftBank’s robotics to provide next-generation solution to the retail industry.
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The future is: robots that feel sorry for us.
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Is it time for football to reconsider marijuana?

Is it time for football to reconsider marijuana? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
As pro football players turn to marijuana for pain management and concussions, they are asking the NFL and NFL Players Association to remove the ban on the drug.
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Common sense: it's good for both playing and watching the game.
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A Look at Asmara, Africa’s Unknown City of Modernist Architecture

A Look at Asmara, Africa’s Unknown City of Modernist Architecture | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Preservationists want to make this unique city a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Some really eye-catching designs.
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Developer of anonymous Tor software dodges FBI, leaves US

Developer of anonymous Tor software dodges FBI, leaves US | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Isis Agora Lovecruft, a core developer on the anonymous browser Tor, decided to leave the United States rather than talk to the FBI about an ongoing case.
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Big doings.
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Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk’s Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free

Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk’s Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
OpenAI wants to give away the 21st century's most transformative technology. In the process, it could remake the way people make tech.
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Won't a good sign of artificial intelligence be its ability to set ITSELF free?
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Increased levels of CO2 actually making Earth greener

Increased levels of CO2 actually making Earth greener | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
According to a recent study conducted by an international team, the planet is getting greener as a result of a phenomenon called 'CO2 fertilization.'
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Zombies are green too.
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Look Up! The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on Earth Day

Look Up! The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on Earth Day | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
If conditions are good, you might see 10 to 20 meteors per hour.
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Look up, if you can.
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The world is stressful. These 25 items can make it less so.

The world is stressful. These 25 items can make it less so. | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
For inner peace, outer peace, and all your other pieces.
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Those acupressure slippers look kinda interesting!
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Windows 10 High CPU Usage Fixes

Windows 10 High CPU Usage Fixes | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Simple steps for a very complex Windows 10 problem
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Good tips. Leave your puter's resources available to YOU, and not Microsoft.
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Computers will overtake us when they learn to love, says futurist Ray Kurzweil

Computers will overtake us when they learn to love, says futurist Ray Kurzweil | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil, celebrated inventor and futurist, says computers will match -- or even beat -- human intelligence when they possess emotions and a sense of humor.
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I kinda hope Kurzweil is wrong.
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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood.
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Sagan still makes some headlines. It's nice.
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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
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Well sure, it makes sense.
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The Chart of Cosmic Exploration Elegantly Details 56 Years of Human Adventures into Space

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration Elegantly Details 56 Years of Human Adventures into Space | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
We've long been fans of the data-rich illustrations produced by Pop Chart Lab, and this new print is no exception. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration documents every exploratory endeavor into space spanning Luna 2 in 1959 to DSCOVR in 2015.
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For all the markings of what we've done, the chart, to me, shows just how new a field of endeavor this really is.
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Mars Mission Buzzes Weird Moon Phobos : DNews

Mars Mission Buzzes Weird Moon Phobos : DNews | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
This eerie portrait of Mars' moon Phobos in ultraviolet light was snapped by the NASA orbiter MAVEN as their orbits crossed paths.
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Cool photo.
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Inside the Romanian village where people live like their ancestors

Inside the Romanian village where people live like their ancestors | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
These are the amazing images of a remote region hidden in the Romanian Transylvanian Alps where people live in a manner that their medieval ancestors would recognise.
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Romania is a very good place to find tradition.
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