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Devices to dredge memories out of the mind and make them visible are a staple of fiction from anime to Black Mirror. For decades, scientists have worked to identify a specific mechanism used to record and recall an individual memory. Is a memory preserved in

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Michael Cohen has many alleged links to organized crime: Does that mean he won’t flip on Trump?

Through his own family and his pal Felix Sater, Cohen has a history of mob ties. But Trump can’t assume his loyalty
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Michael Cohen has many alleged links to organized crime: Does that mean he won’t flip on Trump?

Through his own family and his pal Felix Sater, Cohen has a history of mob ties. But Trump can’t assume his loyalty

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Cartoon: Need a fixer for your sex secret? 'Get Cohen on the phone!'

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Russian aviation exports soar by nearly 50% (PHOTOS)

Exports of Russian-produced aviation equipment surged by 46 percent in 2017 against the previous year, according to the latest report from the trade ministry. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian aviation exports soar by nearly 50% (PHOTOS)

Exports of Russian-produced aviation equipment surged by 46 percent in 2017 against the previous year, according to the latest report from the trade ministry. Read Full Article at RT.com

Polestar 1 does the electric slide in snowy Sweden - Roadshow

The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 coupe is coming next year. Here's a dynamic look at the plug-in hybrid undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden.
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Polestar 1 does the electric slide in snowy Sweden - Roadshow

The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 coupe is coming next year. Here's a dynamic look at the plug-in hybrid undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden.

To beat ATM crisis, withdraw up to Rs 2,000 from PoS machines for free: SBI

SBI today said people in smaller towns can withdraw up Rs 2,000 a day from its PoS machines at retail outlets free of charges, a move aimed at easing cash crunch in some parts of the country. As per the RBI guidelines, the withdrawal limit from PoS machines
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To beat ATM crisis, withdraw up to Rs 2,000 from PoS machines for free: SBI

SBI today said people in smaller towns can withdraw up Rs 2,000 a day from its PoS machines at retail outlets free of charges, a move aimed at easing cash crunch in some parts of the country. As per the RBI guidelines, the withdrawal limit from PoS machines at retail outlets in Tier 1 and 2 cities per card per day is Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000 for smaller towns. «For withdrawals up to Rs 2000, @TheOfficialSBI has cash@POS facility @ 4.78 lac POS machines. »Customer can use SBI & any other bank debit card to withdraw cash up to Rs 1,000 in Tier 3 to 6 & up to Rs 1,000 in Tier 1 & 2 cities per card per day presently without any charges," said Neeraj Vyas, DMD (chief operating officer) of SBI in a tweet. SBI has a total of 6.08 lakh PoS machines of which 4.78 lakh are enabled to dispense cash to the customers of SBI as well as other banks which offer this facility. There have been reports of ATMs running dry from Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh .

Cash crunch: Bank unions threaten agitation, blame RBI, govt for shortage

AIBEA general secretary CH Venkatachalam said that even 16 months since the demonetisation, many ATMs are still not re-calibrated for the newly designed banknotes
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Cash crunch: Bank unions threaten agitation, blame RBI, govt for shortage

AIBEA general secretary CH Venkatachalam said that even 16 months since the demonetisation, many ATMs are still not re-calibrated for the newly designed banknotes

Supreme Court grants Sahara time till May 15 to sell its property inside Aamby Valley

A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra made it clear that if the Sahara Group fails to sell its property by May 15, the Bombay High Court#39;s official liquidator will proceed with the proposed auctioning process to sell the property.
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Supreme Court grants Sahara time till May 15 to sell its property inside Aamby Valley

A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra made it clear that if the Sahara Group fails to sell its property by May 15, the Bombay High Court#39;s official liquidator will proceed with the proposed auctioning process to sell the property.

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See you next week in New York

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel on April 23 at 7pm and will feature a pitch-off with eight startups  and two panels with some yet-unnamed
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See you next week in New York

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel on April 23 at 7pm and will feature a pitch-off with eight startups  and two panels with some yet-unnamed stars in the space. Let’s get […]

Report: Smartphone usage set to overtake time spent watching TV in China

2018 is the year that smartphone usage eclipses time spent watching TV in China and it’s all down to the growth of digital video platforms, according to a new report from eMarketer. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this had already happened i
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Report: Smartphone usage set to overtake time spent watching TV in China

2018 is the year that smartphone usage eclipses time spent watching TV in China and it’s all down to the growth of digital video platforms, according to a new report from eMarketer. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this had already happened in China, which happens to be the world’s largest smartphone market, but eMarketer forecasts […]

Qualcomm extends NXP deal deadline following concern from Chinese government

The ongoing saga continues. Qualcomm has once again postponed the deadline for completing its proposed acquisition of NXP following concerns voiced by the Ministry of Commerce in China. The deal was first announced in October 2016 and things seemed to be pro
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Qualcomm extends NXP deal deadline following concern from Chinese government

The ongoing saga continues. Qualcomm has once again postponed the deadline for completing its proposed acquisition of NXP following concerns voiced by the Ministry of Commerce in China. The deal was first announced in October 2016 and things seemed to be progressing when Qualcomm raised its offer this past January to take the value of the deal […]

Uber denies its CTO met with Cambridge Analytica

Uber has denied that its sitting CTO, Thuan Pham, met with Cambridge Analytica — the controversial political consultancy at the center of a Facebook user data misuse scandal. But it has not been able to confirm that no meetings between anyone else on it
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Uber denies its CTO met with Cambridge Analytica

Uber has denied that its sitting CTO, Thuan Pham, met with Cambridge Analytica — the controversial political consultancy at the center of a Facebook user data misuse scandal. But it has not been able to confirm that no meetings between anyone else on its payroll and Cambridge Analytica took place. “I’m not sure who they […]

Why Is a Train Filled with Human Poop Stuck Outside This Alabama Town?

A train filled with smelly human excrement from New York City has been stranded in a small Alabama town for two months, according to news sources.
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Why Is a Train Filled with Human Poop Stuck Outside This Alabama Town?

A train filled with smelly human excrement from New York City has been stranded in a small Alabama town for two months, according to news sources.

Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a change in
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Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a change incoming to Facebook’s T&Cs that it said will be pushed out next month — meaning […]

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April Meteor Showers Bring May Flowers: Lyrids Expected to Peak Sunday

The universe is pulling out all the stops for this year’s Earth Day: Sunday’s annual environmental celebration will close with the April Lyrids meteor shower. The celestial event, usually lasting 10 days, is […] The post April Meteor Shower
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April Meteor Showers Bring May Flowers: Lyrids Expected to Peak Sunday

The universe is pulling out all the stops for this year’s Earth Day: Sunday’s annual environmental celebration will close with the April Lyrids meteor shower. The celestial event, usually lasting 10 days, is […] The post April Meteor Showers Bring May Flowers: Lyrids Expected to Peak Sunday appeared first on Geek.com.

Macron facing big day of protests over reforms

PARIS (AP) - Thousands of people marched across France Thursday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes, as rail strikes and student protests continued to shake the country. Rail workers this week resumed their rolling strike aimed at
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Macron facing big day of protests over reforms

PARIS (AP) - Thousands of people marched across France Thursday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes, as rail strikes and student protests continued to shake the country. Rail workers this week resumed their rolling strike aimed at fighting Macron's plans to revamp the national railway company SNCF ...

Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal's government on Thursday honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago. Minister for Tourism Rabindra Adhikari praised the climbers at a ceremony in the capital, Kathmand
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Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal's government on Thursday honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago. Minister for Tourism Rabindra Adhikari praised the climbers at a ceremony in the capital, Kathmandu. Italian Reinhold Messner and Austrian Peter Habeler reached the summit ...

Auction Preview: American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner, Boston, May 5

What: American Indian & Ethnographic ArtWhere: Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USAWhen: May 5, 2018 at 10.00 amTop lots of the sale:- Songye Power Figure, Mankishi, Kasai region, central East Congo, large feet standing on a mound, with thick abs
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Auction Preview: American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner, Boston, May 5

What: American Indian & Ethnographic ArtWhere: Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USAWhen: May 5, 2018 at 10.00 amTop lots of the sale:- Songye Power Figure, Mankishi, Kasai region, central East Congo, large feet standing on a mound, with thick abstract legs and a tapering waist, numerous metal spikes form a coiffure, with large horn protruding from the top of the head, dark varied patina, ht. 32 3/4 in. Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 80,000- Dogon Shrine Figure, Bandiagara, Mali, classical period, 14th to 19th century, sculptured tree root, with a dry and in parts heavily encrusted patina, ht. 23 in. (59.0 cm). Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 50,000- Northwest Coast Chilkat Blanket, c. 1900, woven of mountain goat wool and cedar bark in pale yellow and blue against a black background, classic form representing a bear under water, wd. 59 in. Estimate: $ 35,000 - $ 45,000- Hemba Male Figure, the fragmentary legs supporting protruding buttocks beneath the abdomen framed by angular arms and a cylindrical neck and finely sculpted head, deep brown encrusted patina, ht. 19 3/4 in. Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000- Baule Standing Female Figure, standing on a rounded base, wide, heavy bent legs supporting a thick elongated torso with bent arms carved into the sides, an overall rich brown patina, ht. 18 in. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000- Male Grave Figure, waga, Konso, Ethiopia, overall cylindrical form, with thin arms carved into the sides and pendant genitalia, wearing a knobbed coiffure, aged and weathered patina with traces of paint, ht. 57 3/4 in. Estimate: $ 18,000 - $ 25,000- Zela Stool, kipona, from the Mitwaba and Pweto areas of Southeastern Congo, scarification waffle shaped patterns in the umbilical area and on flanks, reddish brown glossy patina, ht. 13 1/4 in. (33.5 cm). Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000- Ejagham Ekpe Society Emblem, matrix of woven cane strips attached to a rattan border and framed by raffia fringe, the superstructure comprised of a central circular form surrounded by fiber and an assemblage of skulls, jawbones, and medicinal leaves, ht. 44, wd. 36 in. Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000- Dan Mask, Ivory Coast, Poro Society, hollowed-out oval form pierced around the rim, with sensitively carved facial features, subtle raised eyebrows and gently sloped forehead, smooth, glossy black patina, ht. 7 3/4 in. Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000- Fine Plains Catlinite Stem and Bowl, mid-19th century, catlinite pipe with lead inlay, both on the bowl and the stem, intricate pattern on stem with thunderbird at the mouthpiece, birds, small animals, and arrows with abstract designs, lg. of bowl 8 in. Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000For details, visit: http://www.skinnerinc.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? New Research Suggests Not

Anecdotal evidence of animals exhibiting strange behavior before an earthquake dates back centuries. In 373 BC, rats, snakes, and weasels reportedly made a mass exodus from Helice days before a devastating tremor hit […] The post Can Animals Predict Ear
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Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? New Research Suggests Not

Anecdotal evidence of animals exhibiting strange behavior before an earthquake dates back centuries. In 373 BC, rats, snakes, and weasels reportedly made a mass exodus from Helice days before a devastating tremor hit […] The post Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? New Research Suggests Not appeared first on Geek.com.

New website tells Illinois' story from long before statehood

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A new website created for Illinois' bicentennial celebration tells the story of Illinois from well before it became a state 200 years ago. The Illinois State Museum created the website , which features objects from its collection as w
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New website tells Illinois' story from long before statehood

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A new website created for Illinois' bicentennial celebration tells the story of Illinois from well before it became a state 200 years ago. The Illinois State Museum created the website , which features objects from its collection as well as from other museums. They include ancient ...

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FIA delay leads to concerns over Rally GB future

The governing body has objected to the use of the Great Orme/Llandudno stage as the bonus point-paying Power Stage on the final day of the October event.Current WRC sporting regulations state the Power Stage should “be representative of the rally.” The FI
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FIA delay leads to concerns over Rally GB future

The governing body has objected to the use of the Great Orme/Llandudno stage as the bonus point-paying Power Stage on the final day of the October event.Current WRC sporting regulations state the Power Stage should “be representative of the rally.” The FIA feels the all-asphalt Orme and Llandudno town stage fails to meet this criteria.Using Llandudno would bring world championship ... Keep reading

NASCAR Euro Series highlights from Valencia

Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day began defense of his 2017 championship in a dominating way by sweeping both ELITE 1 division races last weekend in the season opener.Not to be outdone, Frenchman Wilfried Boucenna equaled the performance
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NASCAR Euro Series highlights from Valencia

Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day began defense of his 2017 championship in a dominating way by sweeping both ELITE 1 division races last weekend in the season opener.Not to be outdone, Frenchman Wilfried Boucenna equaled the performance of Alon Day as he also swept both races in the ELITE 2 division in Valencia.Both races will air on www.motorsport.tv in the UK ... Keep reading

Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.
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Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.

Mercedes says rivals also struggling with F1 tyre window

The Silver Arrows are winless in the first three races of the season, and suffered a worryingly heavy defeat against Ferrari in qualifying in China last time out.Vowles says that there have been times when the Mercedes W09 has been performing very well, but c
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Mercedes says rivals also struggling with F1 tyre window

The Silver Arrows are winless in the first three races of the season, and suffered a worryingly heavy defeat against Ferrari in qualifying in China last time out.Vowles says that there have been times when the Mercedes W09 has been performing very well, but consistency across the different compounds, and in varying weather conditions, has been the big issue.“I think the tyres this ... Keep reading

Redding confident of avoiding Lowes' Aprilia fate

Lowes joined Aprilia as a rookie on a two-year deal in 2017, but as early as last June the Italian manufacturer was investigating replacing him.He is now back in Moto2 having been dropped in favour of ex-Pramac Ducati rider Redding, who already has four MotoG
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Redding confident of avoiding Lowes' Aprilia fate

Lowes joined Aprilia as a rookie on a two-year deal in 2017, but as early as last June the Italian manufacturer was investigating replacing him.He is now back in Moto2 having been dropped in favour of ex-Pramac Ducati rider Redding, who already has four MotoGP seasons under his belt.Redding began his MotoGP career in 2014 with the Gresini team that now runs Aprilia's programme ... Keep reading

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