First humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

Science Daily - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 2:14pm
The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years, scientists report.
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Computational modeling reveals anatomical distribution of drag on downhill skiers

Science Daily - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 2:14pm
Minimizing air resistance and friction with snow is key to elite performance in downhill skiing. Experiments in wind tunnels have revealed the total drag experienced by skiers, but have not provided precise data on which parts of the body cause the most air resistance when adopting the full-tuck position.
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Benzodiazepines, related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Science Daily - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 2:14pm
The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study. Benzodiazepines were associated with a similar risk of stroke as benzodiazepine-like drugs.
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One in five young people lose sleep over social media

Science Daily - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 2:14pm
One in five young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research. This night-time activity is making teenagers three times more likely to feel constantly tired at school than their peers who do not log on at night, and could be affecting their happiness and wellbeing.
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'Baby talk' in marmoset monkeys

Science Daily - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 2:14pm
Neuroscientists have investigated the development of vocalization in young monkeys, and have summarized their findings in a new report.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Warns Against 'Hubris' Amid AI Growth

Slashdot - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 2:02pm
Microsoft and its competitors should eschew artificial intelligence systems that replace people instead of maximizing their time, CEO Satya Nadella said in an interview on Monday. From the report: "The fundamental need of every person is to be able to use their time more effectively, not to say, 'let us replace you'," Nadella said in an interview at the DLD conference in Munich. "This year and the next will be the key to democratizing AI. The most exciting thing to me is not just our own promise of AI as exhibited by these products, but to take that capability and put it in the hands of every developer and every organization. [...] There's a thin line between hubris and confidence," Nadella said. "Always there is risk of hubris coming back, missing trends. The only long-term indicator of success is, âhow good is your internal culture?'" "What I've learned if anything in three years as CEO is, it's not about celebrating one product," he said. "That, to me, is the sign of a company that's built to last. In tech it's even more harsh."

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Remembering Gene Cernan - Singing and Hopeful On The Moon | Video

Space.com - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 1:30pm
The last person to walk on the Moon had some fun on his stay on Luna. Cernan and Apollo 17 crewmate Harrison Schmitt sang a few bars of Ed Haley's "The Fountain in the Park" while moonwalking.
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Tour a Brewery That Pumps Out 5,000 Cans an Hour

Wired News - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 1:00pm
Cheers to chemistry majors! The post Tour a Brewery That Pumps Out 5,000 Cans an Hour appeared first on WIRED.
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Authors of 'The Expanse' Preview Syfy's Season 2

Space.com - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:58pm
Season 2 of the high-flying "Expanse" TV show is coming soon, and Space.com can't wait — so we caught up with the book's authors, who are also deeply involved with the new show, about what to expect when it returns Feb. 1.
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We Can Learn a Lot From the Changing Night Sky

Space.com - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:53pm
You cannot feel or hear the world turning. It does not rumble through space. But you can see it turn with your own eyes every day and night. And, with patience, you can see Earth travel around the Sun.
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Black Hole and Galaxy Crash Supercharge Blazing-Fast Particles

Space.com - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:51pm
Astronomers have discovered an immense surge of energy coming from a cosmic particle accelerator located about 2 billion light years from Earth.
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Windows 10 Gets A New Linux: openSUSE

Slashdot - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:30pm
An anonymous reader writes: "Running Linux binaries natively on Windows... that sounds awesome indeed," writes Hannes Kuhnemund, the senior product manager for SUSE Linux Enterprise. He's written a blog post describing how to run openSUSE Leap 42.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 on Windows 10, according to Fossbytes, which reports that currently users have two options -- openSUSE Leap 42.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2. Currently it's Ubuntu that's enabled by default in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, although there's already a project on GitHub that also lets you install Arch Linux. "It's quite unfortunate that Microsoft enabled the wrong Linux (that's my personal opinion) by default within the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)," writes Kuhnemund, "and it is time to change it to the real stuff.

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Trump’s Data Firm Snags RNC Tech Guru Darren Bolding

Wired News - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Darren Bolding, the chief technology officer of the Republican National Committee is moving to the data science firm that helped win Trump the election. The post Trump’s Data Firm Snags RNC Tech Guru Darren Bolding appeared first on WIRED.
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This Is No Painting. It’s Melted Metal

Wired News - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Fabian Oefner draws out bismuth's magical colors. The post This Is No Painting. It's Melted Metal appeared first on WIRED.
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The Critter That’s Mushy as a Jellyfish and Long as a Whale

Wired News - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:00pm
It's got a name almost as long and threatening as its string of clones. The post The Critter That's Mushy as a Jellyfish and Long as a Whale appeared first on WIRED.
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Blogologues: The Hilarious Live Show That Puts Internet Trolls in Their Place

Wired News - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:00pm
The live show turns Internet ugliness into comedy gold. The post Blogologues: The Hilarious Live Show That Puts Internet Trolls in Their Place appeared first on WIRED.
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Apollo Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82

Space.com - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 11:49am
Eugene Cernan, who commanded NASA's Apollo 17 moon landing mission and was the last astronaut to walk on the moon, has died. He was 82.
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Eugene Cernan Remembered: Photos of the Last Man on the Moon

Space.com - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 11:43am
Eugene Cernan, commander of NASA's Apollo 17 lunar landing mission and the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. He was 82. See photos from Cernan's space missions and life in our gallery in memoriam.
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Move Over, Coders—Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley

Wired News - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 11:00am
As the technological challenges of tech companies get bigger and badder, a crowd of physicists is moving in on the engineer headcount The post Move Over, Coders—Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley appeared first on WIRED.
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NASA's Moonwalking Apollo Astronauts: Where Are They Now?

Space.com - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 9:25am
A look at the 18 men who flew on manned moon landing missions.
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