Scientists track the arms race that’s playing out between bacteria in your gut

The balance of bacteria in your gut can make the difference between sickness and health — and now scientists report that different species of bacteria share immunity genes to protect themselves against each other's toxins and maintain their balance of power. In effect, closely related species of bacteria acquire each other's defense systems to fend off threats from alien invaders. The findings appear in a paper published today in the journal Nature. The senior authors are Joseph Mougous,...
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Jack Dorsey Takes Obvious Opportunity to Backstab Facebook With Twitter Political Ad Ban

Twitter on Wednesday announced a blanket ban on all political and issue-based advertising across its site, with CEO Jack Dorsey stating in a series of tweets that the company had decided to do so because “paying for reach” forces “highly optimized and targeted political messages on people.”Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Political advertising, Political Ads, Tech Policy, Backstab Facebook

Thousands of animals around the world are at risk of extinction. But not jellyfish — they're thriving in warm, polluted water.

Half a million of Earth's species may soon be vulnerable to extinction, according to the UN. Jellyfish, however, are proliferating in warmer waters.
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The 10 Best Deals of October 30, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn't Care That Terminator: Dark Fate Ignores Previous Films He Was In

Any normal person might be angry if they were making a movie that straight-up ignored several previously-connected projects they’d worked on. Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a normal person.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Terminator, Paramount, Nostalgia, Gale Anne Hurd, Linda Hamilton, Terminator Dark Fate

A Radio Enthusiast Was Livestreaming Sensitive Medical Patient Information Being Sent to Pagers

Pagers used within the United Kingdom’s National Health Service are leaking sensitive patient information, and an amateur radio enthusiast has been broadcasting some of that medical data on a webcam livestream, a security researcher has found. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, NHS, United Kingdom, Doctors, National Health Service, Pagers, Beepers

AT&T's New 'Unlimited' Plans Have Wildly Different Data Caps

At this point, no one should be surprised when a new cellphone plan branded with the word “unlimited” is anything but. And yet, AT&T’s three new plans have figured out a new way to abuse the definition of unlimited even further. Read more...
Tags: Science, Data, Smartphones, Att, Carriers, Data Caps, Wireless Plans, Unlimited Data, Cellphone Plans, This Isnt What Unlimited Means

This robot relies on human reflexes to keep its balance

As much as we’d like to think that we’re entering an era of autonomous robots, they’re actually still pretty helpless. To keep them from falling down all the time, a human’s fast reflexes could be the solution. But the human has to feel what the robot is feeling — and that’s just what these researchers are testing. Bipedal robots are excellent in theory for navigating human environments, but naturally are more prone to falling than quadrupedal or wheeled robots. Although they often have sophisti...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Mit, Robots, Pacific Rim, Robotics, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Ramos, Fukushima Dai, Sangbae Kim, Tohoku Japan, University of Illinois Champaign, Robot Jox, Bipedal Robots

AI Bot Is the First to Play StarCraft II at the Grandmaster Level

Computer scientists at DeepMind have developed an artificially intelligent bot capable of defeating the world’s best players at StarCraft II, the popular real-time strategy video game.Read more...
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I Miss the OLPC, a Little Laptop That Dreamed Bigger Than It Could Deliver

It never came close to realizing its creators’ aspirations of developing a cheap $50 laptop that could introduce kids from all over world—even those in developing nations—to the personal computer. But the OLPC XO-1, the first device released by the One Laptop Per Child organization, remains one of the most fascinating…Read more...
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What's In Your Cart, Maurice Cherry?

Welcome back to What’s In Your Cart, where we ask noteworthy creators, athletes, and celebrities about their favorite products, their shopping habits, and their deal hunting acumen. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, shoot an email at [email protected] with the subject line “What’s In Your…Read more...
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Allen Institute maps out a high-resolution ‘org chart’ for connections in the brain

Researchers at Seattle's Allen Institute say a new and improved map of the mouse brain reveals not only how different regions are connected, but how those connections are ordered in a hierarchical way. They add that the mapping techniques behind their study, which was published today by the journal Nature, could shed light on how diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or schizophrenia tangle up connections in the human brain. The map produced by the study is technically known as a me...
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'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.
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DeepMind AI achieves Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2

Artificial intelligence firm says its AI agents have achieved Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2.
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The Composers Who Write YouTube Influencers' Music, Often for Free

Emma Chamberlain is a chronic song repeater. Though she’s arguably one of the most famous teen YouTubers on the planet, with nearly 8.5 million subscribers, for years she’s elected to soundtrack her meticulously edited vlogs with a selection of instrumentals and sound effects provided, often for free, from iMovie or…Read more...
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The 2019 Halloween Candy Hierarchy

A HISTORY It began, as all things do, with a geology joke. We ranked candy based on their location in various geological strata, both real and imagined. The strata, not the ranking. In 2006, we compiled years of lived experience into a hierarchy of candy preference for Halloween. Not all candy. Not all times. But for trick or treating purposes.  Let’s talk candy rankings, then, which have become a kind of cottage industry in the last decade’s social-media age of the internet. In fact, candy ...
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Deep Learning Is Making Video Game Characters Move Like Real People

As video games give players more freedom to explore complex digital worlds, it becomes more challenging for a CG character to naturally move and interact with everything in it. So to prevent those awkward transitions between pre-programmed movements, researchers have turned to AI and deep learning to make video game…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Research, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, University of Edinburgh, Adobe Research

Doctor Sleep Is a Worthy Invocation of The Shining's Legacy

If remaking a classic movie is the worst idea, an unnecessary sequel is a close second. Sometimes it’s just better to leave well enough alone. And while that may be your first reaction when you think about Doctor Sleep, a sequel to both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, check that sentiment right now. …Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, The Shining, Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep, Kyliegh Curran

A Deep Look Into the iPhone's New Deep Fusion Feature

This week, iPhone 11 owners are supposed to get a free upgrade to their cameras thanks to a beefed-up neural engine and “mad science.” It’s called Deep Fusion, and it’s designed to deliver incredibly detailed photos in especially challenging environments. I’ve spent weeks testing the beta version of the computational…Read more...
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Work on Your Wardrobe With an Extra 40% Off at Original Penguin's Flash Sale

Trick or Treat Flash Sale | Original Penguin | Promo code SAVE40Read more...
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Save $45 on The Audio Technica ATH-M60x Headphones With Our Exclusive Promo Code

Audio-Technica ATH-M60x Headphones | $155 | DailySteals | Use the promo code KJM60XRead more...
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LG's G8X Dual Screen Phone Gives You the Most Screen For Your Money

Back in 2011, the original Samsung Galaxy Note confirmed people had an insatiable appetite for big screens. And just in the last couple years, we’ve gotten phones with extra long screens, transforming screens, flexible screens, and even wraparound screens. But now with the G8X Dual Screen, LG is hoping to top them all…Read more...
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The CDC Is Still Warning People to Stop Vaping Completely Over Lung Illness Cases—But Why?

In a new report out Monday, health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have acknowledged that the wave of lung illness cases and deaths linked to vaping has a main bad guy: Products that contain THC sold on the black market. But to the disappointment of some experts, the agency is still…Read more...
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Wednesday's Best Deals: Dyson Vacuums, Timbuk2 Bags, Aukey USB-C Chargers, and More

A Cuisinart food processor, TRTL sitewide sale, Anker noise canceling headphones, and an Apple keyboard case lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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These Are the Best Worst Bootleg Game Consoles

The world is full of bootlegs: that pair of Yeezy 350 Boosts the eBay seller swore was authentic, the AirPods that don’t quite feel hefty enough you got for a killer deal, and a ridiculous, alarming amount of video games. Bad news: That Game Boy-like system that came packing every single NES title ever released and…Read more...
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You're Not Ready for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 4

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s latest story can be summed up in one word: tense. Season four throws our heroes and villains into the lion’s den, tearing friendships apart without offering easy solutions, and leaves us to figure out whether we’re okay with it. It may be hard to watch, but it’s worth it.Read more...
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Dartmouth to replace damaged $1.4 million microscope

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College will have to replace a microscope valued at more than $1.4 million after water from a storm damaged it. A college official said Wednesday that the electron microscope was damaged during a Sept. 24 storm and that Dartmouth was working with its insurer. It is hoping the microscope, which […]
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How a Telescope Tragedy Led to This Amazing New X-Ray Image

The x-ray image above shows one of the Milky Way’s neighbors, the Large Magellanic Cloud. This image contains fuzzy emissions from gas, intervening stars and distance galactic cores, and the remnants of a supernova first spotted from Earth 32 years ago right at the center, all orbiting our galaxy 158,200 light years…Read more...
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What It’s Like to Work in a Flying Smoke Laboratory

Most scientists’ labs don’t fly. Most scientists’ labs are also not packed in the interior of a DC-8 jet doing loopy maneuvers at low altitudes. This joint NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission, though, is not a typical science lab. And it’s not doing typical experiments.Read more...
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The Experimental Future of Digging Up the Past

Instead of digging up stone tools and busted pottery, archaeologists at Kent State University are recreating many of these items themselves to test our assumptions about the ancient past. And sometimes, that means smashing these replicated relics into tiny little pieces.Read more...
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