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5 Ways to Help the Climate That Will Make a Real Difference

Activist Hilton Kelley, who founded the Community In-Power and Development Association Inc., talks about the neighborhood where he grew up in Port Arthur, Texas. Kelley says he started speaking out for Port Arthur’s black community when he got fed up “always hearing about someone dying of cancer, always smelling smells, watching little babies using nebulizers.”Photo:...

Astronomers Spot Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course
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Astronomers Spot Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course

The galaxy NGC 7727 (right) and a zoomed-in view (left) showing the two galactic nuclei that contain the supermassive black holes. Through a standard telescope, the nearby galaxy NGC 7727 looks like a gossamer tumbleweed drifting in the night sky. But within it are two supermassive black holes locked in a dance that will end...

HBO Follows Netflix Into Free Phone Games
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HBO Follows Netflix Into Free Phone Games

Photo: Vivien Killilea / Stringer (Getty Images) Continuing the bizarre streaming-platforms-now-do-free-mobile-gaming tradition recently pioneered by Netflix, HBO announced on Monday that it is partnering with Glow Up Games, a company founded by women of color, to produce a free mobile offering based on the original hit series Insecure. Advertisement In a press release, HBO said...

Elon Musk Forced Employees to Work Over a Holiday Weekend Amid SpaceX Bankruptcy “Disaster”
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Elon Musk Forced Employees to Work Over a Holiday Weekend Amid SpaceX Bankruptcy “Disaster”

It looks like Elon Musk is placing the burden of SpaceX’s imminent bankruptcy squarely on the shoulders of his employees, as new leaked emails reveal that he expected them to work through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “Unless you have critical family matters or cannot physically return to Hawthorne,” Musk wrote in an email obtained by...

Extreme Snowstorm Traps 60 People in Pub with Oasis Cover Band
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Extreme Snowstorm Traps 60 People in Pub with Oasis Cover Band

They were trapped for three days before they were saved by snow plows. Snowstorm Supernova Sure, there’s nothing quite like scream-singing “Wonderwall” with your friends at a bar — but imagine if you were forced to listen to it. For three days.  And it’s a cover band.  That was the case for 60 unfortunate souls...

HP Printer Flaw Puts 150 Models at Risk—Install this Patch Right Now
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HP Printer Flaw Puts 150 Models at Risk—Install this Patch Right Now

Screenshot: F-Secure via Vimeo HP printer owners should download the latest firmware to protect their devices from critical security flaws. Advertisement Researchers at F-Secure recently revealed serious vulnerabilities affecting approximately 150 HP printer models including HP Color LaserJet Enterprise, HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide, HP OfficeJet Enterprise Color, and HP ScanJet Enterprise 8500 FN1 Document...

Airbus Tests Jetliner Powered by “100 Percent” Renewable Fuel
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Airbus Tests Jetliner Powered by “100 Percent” Renewable Fuel

For the first time ever, a commercial airliner has taken flight with both its engines running entirely on sustainable fuel recycled from waste products, a collaboration between Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and the German space agency (DLR). The plane, an Airbus A350, took off from southern France and spent about 30 minutes airborne on three separate occasions...

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Sorry, AI isn’t going to stop the spread of fake news

Disinformation has been used in warfare and military strategy over time. But it is undeniably being intensified by the use of smart technologies and social media. This is because these communication technologies provide a relatively low-cost, low-barrier way to disseminate information basically anywhere. The million-dollar question then is: Can this technologically produced problem of scale...