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Trump Hides Under Desk After Diet Coke Can Opens Loudly

Trump Hides Under Desk After Diet Coke Can Opens Loudly | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Andy Borowitz jokes that President Trump showed his bravery by diving under his desk after a can of Diet Coke opened loudly.
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Trump Is Afraid Of Smart People So He Refuses To Appoint A Science Advisor

Trump Is Afraid Of Smart People So He Refuses To Appoint A Science Advisor | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Donald Trump’s complete disdain for both intellectualism and science in general are impacting his ability to serve as President. Trump has still not appointed a science advisor to head the White House Office of Science And Technology Policy, making this the longest stretch in that office’s history of not having a permanent leader. This isn’t
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A Trip to a Museum for Convincing Americans About Climate Change

A Trip to a Museum for Convincing Americans About Climate Change | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
An exhibition in Manhattan is the first step in a grand attempt to change the national conversation around global warming.
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Would You Have Spotted This Skimmer? — Krebs on Security

Would You Have Spotted This Skimmer? — Krebs on Security | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
When you realize how easy it is for thieves to compromise an ATM or credit card terminal with skimming devices, it's difficult not to inspect or even pull on these machines when you're forced to use them personally -- half expecting something will come detached. For those unfamiliar with the stealth of these skimming devices and the thieves who install them, read on.
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The “Shithole Countries”—and the Rest of the World—Respond to President Trump

The “Shithole Countries”—and the Rest of the World—Respond to President Trump | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Robin Wright on Donald Trump’s racist “shithole countries” comment and the damage it has done to America’s image in Haiti, Africa, and the rest of the world.
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Wind And Solar Energies Could Peter Out If Transmission Grid Is Not Expanded

Wind And Solar Energies Could Peter Out If Transmission Grid Is Not Expanded | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Wind and solar energies are on a roar and have comprised more than half of all additions to the U.S. grid in recent years. But a new report says that this boom could go bust if the transmission grid is not expanded.
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A Republican senator gave a blistering speech comparing Trump to Stalin and blasting the president's criticism of the press

A Republican senator gave a blistering speech comparing Trump to Stalin and blasting the president's criticism of the press | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Business Insider France est un site d’information sur l’économie, les technologies, les entrepreneurs, l’innovation, les découvertes et bien plus encore. En texte, en images, en vidéos et en graphiques, de l’actualité essentielle et percutante.
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Adios Microsoft: We're ditching Office and Outlook for open source, says Barcelona

Adios Microsoft: We're ditching Office and Outlook for open source, says Barcelona | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The city council plans to continue using Windows in the short-term, but for "all desktop applications to be open-source", including office suites, web browsers and email clients.
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New study reaches a stunning conclusion about the cost of solar and wind energy

New study reaches a stunning conclusion about the cost of solar and wind energy | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Building new renewables is now cheaper than just running old coal and nuclear plants.
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Donald Trump Impeachment Petition Crosses 250,000 Signatures

Donald Trump Impeachment Petition Crosses 250,000 Signatures | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump impeachment has remained one of the most talked topics among the political experts. Even before he won the 2016 presidential election after defeating Hillary Clinton, many wer
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Climate Change and Nuclear Threats Are Twins

Climate Change and Nuclear Threats Are Twins | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The two feed off each other and should be treated in unison, an influential think tank says.
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She's Not Done! Woman Who Went Viral for 'F*ck Trump' Car Decal Adds Another One Aimed at the Sheriff Who Targeted Her [Video]

She's Not Done! Woman Who Went Viral for 'F*ck Trump' Car Decal Adds Another One Aimed at the Sheriff Who Targeted Her [Video] | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
A few days ago we told you about a woman named Karen Fonseca who made headlines for a massive ‘F*ck Trump’ window sticker on her truck. As reported, a few days after her sticker went viral she found herself arrested for an outstanding warrant she had no idea she had. She’s out of jail now, …
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A world-renowned professor at Columbia University just claimed rich people are waging war on the poor

A world-renowned professor at Columbia University just claimed rich people are waging war on the poor | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The world's richest people are waging a war on poor people, a Columbia University economics professor has said. Jeffrey Sachs urged Republican senators not to support tax cuts or proposed changes to health care, which he warned were examples of "populism by the super rich." In an interview with Bloomberg Surveillance, Mr Sachs said: "Well this war of the rich on the poor is really astounding.
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Here’s the part where Donald Trump finishes himself off

Here’s the part where Donald Trump finishes himself off | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Get ready for it
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US intel chief issues warning about climate change

US intel chief issues warning about climate change | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The top US intelligence official issued a warning on Tuesday about the dangers of climate change in testimony that was seemingly at odds with the skepticism of President Donald Trump and other members of his administration.
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Real Scientists Admit When They're Wrong

Real Scientists Admit When They're Wrong | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Right now society has an epidemic of the opposite: too many people with a bulldog unwillingness to admit when they’re factually wrong.
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Trump Homeland Security Secretary Not Sure If Most Norwegians Are White

Trump Homeland Security Secretary Not Sure If Most Norwegians Are White | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Kirstjen Nielsen has a very novel way to avoid questions about her boss’s racism.
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In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state

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China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network".
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A year in constant review: China’s surveillance breakthroughs in 2017 ·

A year in constant review: China’s surveillance breakthroughs in 2017 · | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
2017 is the year that improvements in AI, software and hardware allowed China to enhance its surveillance capabilities at all levels
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Secret code built into websites tracks your every move online

Secret code built into websites tracks your every move online | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The findings, made as part of Princeton University's Web Transparency and Accountability Project, found 482 of the top 50,000 websites use session replay scripts to track your activities online.
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Vanadium Flow Batteries for Cost-Effective Energy Storage: An Interview with Angelo D’Anzi, CTO of StorEn Technologies

Vanadium Flow Batteries for Cost-Effective Energy Storage: An Interview with Angelo D’Anzi, CTO of StorEn Technologies | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Vanadium flow batteries are a type of rechargeable battery in which the energy is stored chemically in a liquid electrolyte contained in two tanks, unlike conventional batteries that store their re…
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The internet is collectively outraged over net neutrality repeal

The internet is collectively outraged over net neutrality repeal | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
People on the internet are not happy that Ajit Pai's FCC under the Trump administration is moving to end net neutrality, and the web as we know it.
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Jeremy Clarkson: I was almost killed in a driverless car

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Jeremy Clarkson has warned that he could have been killed by a driverless car as Chancellor Philip Hammond is about to allow the new technology to be tested on UK roads. The former Top Gear presenter said he tested out a driverless car which made two mistakes within 50 miles, and as a result he feared for his life. He wrote in the Sunday Times magazine: “I drove a car the other day which has a claim of autonomous capability and twice in the space of 50 miles on the M4 it made a mistake, a huge mistake, which could have resulted in death.
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Climate Change Is Killing Us Right Now

Climate Change Is Killing Us Right Now | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The most obvious effect of global warming is not a doomsday scenario. Extreme heat is happening today, and wreaking havoc on vulnerable bodies.
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