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Quantum Computers Threaten the Web's Security. We Must Take Action Now.

Quantum Computers Threaten the Web's Security. We Must Take Action Now.
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Why Australia Needs Robot Tanks

So why are robots so important for Australia? Because of Australia’s peculiar circumstances: a vast continent, with a relatively small population clustered on the coasts, and a relatively small military.
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Five key takeaways from climate summit

The BBC's Matt McGrath looks back at key developments at UN climate talks that have ended in Poland.
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Climate lessons

The BBC's Matt McGrath looks back at key developments at UN climate talks that have ended in Poland.
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Nations overcome last-minute divisions to forge climate deal

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree rules for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming. Eleventh hour disagreements over carbon markets almost derailed negotiations and delayed a final agreement by a day. In the end it took two weeks of talks in the Polish city of Katowice to turn the aim of the Paris accord - limiting limiting global temperature r...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, US, Ipcc, Earth, Paris, Brazil, Un, Donald Trump, Kuwait, Antonio Guterres, Katowice, Alden Meyer, Michal Kurtyka, Unites States Russia


'Maddening' Climate Talks End in a Weak Agreement That Won't Avert Catastrophe

The world’s governments have reached a new agreement at just-concluded international climate talks. The result could advance the fight to mitigate humanity’s carbon dioxide emissions in order to slow climate change. But activists and scientists say that the negotiations didn’t come anywhere near the significant global…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Cop24


Cydia, Onetime Hotspot for Apple Jailbreakers, Shuts Down Purchasing Functions

Cydia, a store for applications that run on jailbroken iPhones and other Apple devices, is shutting down the ability to buy and sell apps on its platform, TechCrunch reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Jailbreak, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, App Store, Cydia, Jailbreaking


Climate talks end with a deal to keep countries committed to the Paris Agreement

There's now a set of standards for all Paris Agreement-aligned countries to stick to as they work to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. The deal between the agreement's nearly 200 participating countries came after an all-night negotiating session at the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland. It establishes a "rulebook" aimed at guiding countries toward planning and implementing climate-focused policies and measuring the effects of emissions. SEE ALSO: Climate change made t...
Tags: Usa, Science, Saudi Arabia, Ipcc, United States, Paris, United Nations, Un, Environmental Defense Fund, Donald Trump, World Resources Institute, United States Russia, Katowice Poland, Green Climate Fund, Katowice, Helen Mountford


Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

After two weeks of talks in the Polish city of Katowice, nations finally reached consensus on a more detailed framework for the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to limit a rise in average world temperatures to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. After he struck the gavel to signal agreement had been reached, ministers joined him on the stage, hugging and laughing in signs of relief after the marathon talks. The unity which underpinned the Paris ...
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Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across U.K.

Storm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.
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Lawsuit Claims Apple Lied About Its Display and Shady Marketing Obscured the Notch

Another day, another Apple lawsuit.Read more...
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You Can Finally Order Amazon's Clever Echo Wall Clock 

Of all the Alexa gadgets that Amazon announced back in September, the Echo Wall Clock seemed like the most universally practical (with apologies to the AmazonBasics microwave), and now, you can finally order one for $30 after nearly three months of delays.Read more...
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This Avengers/Deadpool Mashup Trailer is the Answer to a Question You Definitely Didn't Ask

Well, this certainly is a thing someone made: what if all of the Avengers were, in fact, much more similar than they appeared? What if Marvel’s two most overmarketed properties merged together into one big superhero movie mess? What if… everyone… was… Deadpool. Read more...
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All I want for Christmas is the new, largest diamond ever found in North America

I don't want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need — and it's that gigantic 552-carat diamond recently uncovered by Canadian miners. Because this isn't just your run-of-the-mill huge ass yellow diamond. The gemstone is actually the largest to ever be found in North American history, according to a press release by Dominion Diamond Mines.  SEE ALSO: Watch this gymnast nail a massive backflip to set the world record Coming in at 33.74mm by 54.56mm, this stocking stuffe...
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Rules on Fossil Fuel Pollution Cuts Adopted at Climate Talks

The diplomats drawn from energy and environment ministries in almost 200 countries backed rules to implement the three-year-old Paris Agreement, which called for drastic reductions in fossil fuel use by the middle of the century. The decision covered technical details of the Paris deal, including everything from a $100 billion pledge to channel aid to developing nations to how to account for emissions cuts. The U.S. participated heavily in the talks even though President Donald Trump has vowed...
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Nations agree global climate pact rules after overcoming impasse

After two weeks of talks in the Polish city of Katowice, nations finally reached consensus on a more detailed framework for the 2015 Paris Agreement which aims to limit a rise in average world temperatures to "well below" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. The unity which underpinned the Paris talks has fragmented and U.S. President Donald Trump intends to pull his country - one of the world's biggest emitters - out of the pact. "The majority of the ruleb...
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Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming. Delegates from nearly 200 states finalised a common rule book designed to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit). "Putting together the Paris agreement work programme is a big responsibility," said...
Tags: Science, Paris, Poland, Un, Michal Kurtyka


Getting Motion Sickness While Playing A Game Sucks

I have never been a victim of the dreaded “motion sickness” while playing a video game, but Katamari Damacy Reroll has put me down for the count twice this week. Read more...
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Nier: Automata Has A Score Attack Mode That Was Cut From The Final Game

Data digger Lance McDonald has sorted through the files of Nier: Automata and found a very interesting, and complete, score attack mode that is not accessible in the final game.Read more...
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OPEC has shown it can reach deal despite splits: Iran oil minister

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh praised OPEC on Saturday for what he said was the producer group's ability to reach agreement despite intense internal political differences. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its Russia-led allies agreed on Dec. 7 to cut output by more than expected, despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce the price of crude. "OPEC ... has shown the capacity in which members can hold talks and reach important results regarding the...
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Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery: report

The refinery has been idle since May when a legal dispute between PDVSA and U.S. producer ConocoPhillips forced its closure. PDVSA's contract to run the facility, which is crucial for its storage, refining and shipping operations, will expire at the end of 2019. The government of the Caribbean island is seeking a company willing to handle it in the long run and probably also to finish the lease term next year.
Tags: Science, Caribbean, ConocoPhillips, Curacao, PDVSA, Motiva


Filming Aquaman in Ice-Cold Water Is Just as Uncomfortable as it Sounds

For Aquaman, being in the water is a dream come true. It’s his purpose, his blood. For the actors playing him? Well, it’s a little less homey. Read more...
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Ivanka Caught Up in Controversy Over Trump Inaugural Funds

President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee is now under investigation, and that could affect the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Investigation, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Trump Organization, Ivanka Trump Read, Trump Inauguration, Emoluments Clause


Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds

It was untouched and unlooted, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters at the site. Archaeologists removed a last layer of debris from the tomb on Thursday and found five shafts inside, Waziri said. "This shaft should lead to a coffin or a sarcophagus of the owner of the tomb." The tomb is 10 metres (33 ft) long, three metres (9.8 ft) wide and just under three metres high, Waziri said.
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Soaking rainstorm, interior ice and snow to impede weekend activities in northeastern US

A storm will continue to bring rain, fog, ice and a wintry mix to parts of the northeastern United States this weekend.
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This Behind-the-Scenes Preview Highlights Star Trek: Discovery's Increasingly Cinematic Mood

Looking good there, Star Trek: Discovery. You been working out? Buy a new wardrobe? Read more...
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New Zealand Official Blasts Google for Publishing Name of Murder Suspect in Trending Newsletter

The government of New Zealand “admonished” search giant Google for publicizing the name of a man charged in the killing of backpacker Grace Millane in Auckland, with justice minister Andrew Little demanding that the company change its algorithms to prevent it from happening again in the future, the New York Times…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Search Engines, Search, New York Times, New Zealand, Free Speech, Auckland, Andrew Little, Grace Millane, Grace Millane Trial


59 People Now Sickened by E. Coli Romaine Lettuce as Investigation Continues

The investigation into the E. coli outbreak that has sickened dozens and forbidden our sweet, sweet romaine lettuce is still underway, but officials with federal agencies investigating the outbreak said this week that they’ve identified at least one farm in California to which the infecting strain O157:H7 may be tied.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, California, Cdc, Produce, Fda, Romaine Lettuce, Bad Lettuce


Georgia’s Brian Kemp Likely Made Up Hacking Claim Against Dems, Report Finds

Two days before Georgia voters headed to the polls last month to decide between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the gubernatorial race, Kemp, who was secretary of state, pulled a brazen stunt that seemed ludicrous at the time.Read more...
Tags: Corruption, Science, Georgia, Governor, Kemp, Brian Kemp, Stacey Abrams


Kenai borough plans improvements in earthquake response

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District performed admirably after southcentral Alaska’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Nov. 30, according to the borough mayor. Charlie Pierce, however, said there was room for improvement by the borough administration, the Peninsula Clarion reported . “It was evident that our performance, although very well, was not […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Alaska, Peninsula Clarion, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Kenai Alaska, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Charlie Pierce



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