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Deconstructing Schrödinger's cat

Many physicists have attempted to explain the problem of quantum superposition, as exemplified by Schrödinger's cat. Now a French theoretical physicist proposes a novel possible solution, which combines two different approaches and brings in universal gravit

With weed legalization plan, Warren seeks to right systemic wrongs for communities of color

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a new plan for sweeping cannabis reform and legalization on Sunday. In her “Justice and Equitable Cannabis Industry” plan, the Massachusetts senator calls for major federal cannabis reform with a focus on correcting systemi

US wargames in South Korea might be scaled back over coronavirus fears – or lack of funding deal with Seoul

News that US and South Korea are considering downsizing combined military drills – ostensibly due to coronavirus concerns – comes as the Pentagon is trying to twist Seoul’s arm into paying billions for upkeep of US garrisons. Read Full Article at

Forensic Architecture redeploys surveillance state tech to combat state-sponsored violence

The specter of constant surveillance hangs over all of us in ways we don't even fully understand, but it is also possible to turn the tools of the watchers against them. Forensic Architecture is exhibiting several long-term projects at the Museum of Art and D

VC firm Oxx says SaaS startups should avoid high-risk growth models

Oxx, a European venture capital firm co-founded by Richard Anton and Mikael Johnsson, this month announced the closing of its debut fund of $133 million to back “Europe’s most promising SaaS companies” at Series A and beyond. Launched in 2017 and headqu

TT Isle of Man 2 – worthy successor or disappointing sequel?

The news of an officially-licensed Isle of Man TT video game in 2017 was a pleasant surprise to bike fans and an even greater positive was that the game did the iconic road race a great deal of justice.It was far from perfect, but it was a solid game with a s

Quadrupling turbines, US can meet 2030 wind-energy goals

The United States could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, without requiring any additional land, according to new research.

Dan Lipinski doesn't just vote like a Republican—he also campaigns against a Democrat like one

Rep. Dan Lipinski, the Illinois Democrat who voted against the Affordable Care Act in 2010 because it «would not provide the help needed by many middle-class Americans who were struggling to afford good healthcare and it would drive our nation further i

Party like it's 1999 with an HP Sprocket 2-in-1 printer and camera for just $55 - CNET

The Sprocket is a digital camera with a built-in printer, which is just retro enough to be cool.

Your regular reminder that ending Moscow Mitch's majority is as critical as dumping Trump

It is always worth remembering that there are literally hundreds of bills passed by House Democrats now languishing in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislative graveyard. With the Presidents Day recess over, the winter holiday break hangover is be

US weighs expelling Chinese journalists over Beijing booting WSJ reporters as press war heats up

The US may expel hundreds of Chinese journalists in retaliation for Beijing kicking out three Wall Street Journal writers involved with an ‘offensive’ piece, a further escalation of an undeclared “press war” between the two. Read Full Article at

Five middle-class teams primed to take advantage if playoffs expand

With the baseball world focused on the Astros' scandal, reports surfaced in early February that MLB is considering expanding its playoff field in 2022. If adopted, seven teams in each league would make the postseason; the team with the best record in each lea

Royals power to 8-5 win over Padres for first spring W

Kansas City Royals 8, San Diego Padres 5 at spring training in Surprise, Arizona.

Was Deontay Wilder his own worst enemy against Tyson Fury?

Deontay Wilder suffered his first professional defeat on Saturday against Tyson Fury. Was Wilder more to blame than his opponent?

Mirantis co-founder launches FreedomFi to bring private LTE networks to enterprises

Boris Renski, the co-founder of Mirantis, one of the earliest and best-funded players in the OpenStack space a few years ago (which then mostly pivoted to Kubernetes and DevOps), has left his role as CMO to focus his efforts on a new startup: FreedomFi. The n

«Emma.» finds its hilarious humanity through the body's betrayals

Director Autumn de Wilde and the film's stars discuss telling the comedy of manners through blood, butts, and tears

First-round picks not for rent on NHL trade deadline day

Not a whole lot of first-round picks were in play at the NHL trade deadline

Butler out again for Miami against Cleveland

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler will miss his second straight game against Cleveland for personal reasons

Cowboys put free-agent plans on hold because of CBA deal

The Dallas Cowboys continue to play the waiting game with their free agents

Cartoon: Political prisoner

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At least they’ll have an off switch: Pentagon adopts ‘AI Ethical Principles’ for its killer robots

As the United States looks to develop artificial intelligence weapons to keep up with Russia and China, the Pentagon has adopted a set of guidelines that it says will keep its killer androids under human control. Read Full Article at

Venmo is reportedly testing out a debit card for teens - CNET

Maybe this will keep them from taking all your cash.

Instagram influencer Natalia Taylor fakes Bali vacation with Ikea pics - CNET

Taylor wanted to remind people not everything they see on Instagram is the real deal.

TSA quits using TikTok videos, with national security concerns raised by senator - CNET

TSA put its agency at risk by using the Chinese-owned social media app, according to Sen. Schumer.

Million-year-old seaweed fossils may be ancestors to modern land plants - CNET

The fossils turn back time for ancient algae.

The Mate XS: A Huawei foldable will finally be available outside China - CNET

I spent time with Huawei's Mate X and am excited to see this upgrade go on sale in the UK.

Famed coach Tuberville runs for Senate seat as an outsider

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is stressing his status as a political outsider in his bid for U.S. Senate

Homecoming: Karl Dorrell returns to Boulder as head coach

Newly hired Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell is no stranger to Boulder after serving two previous stints with the Buffaloes

Maeda gives up leadoff HR in 1st start for Twins, settles in

Kenta Maeda got off to a memorable start for the Minnesota Twins, that's for sure

Sun acquire former UConn star Mosqueda-Lewis from Storm

The Connecticut Sun have acquired former UConn star Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis in a trade with the Seattle Storm

Red Wings trade Andreas Athanasiou, Mike Green to Oilers

Detroit stockpiles draft picks

Prosecutors felt 'under siege' by Attorney General Barr's meddling months before Stone's sentencing

The first thing federal prosecutors working on Roger Stone's case heard from their new boss, a Bill Barr loyalist, was that he wanted the sentencing recommendation for Stone weakened. It was Timothy Shea's first day on the job after being installed as the act

Let it snow: Quantifiable observation of cloud seeding

Scientists found that cloud seeding in the Idaho mountains produced a total of about 235 Olympic-sized swimming pools' worth of water.

Design of the W7-X fusion device enables it to overcome obstacles

Advanced design of the world's largest and most powerful stellarator demonstrates the ability to moderate heat loss from the plasma that fuels fusion reactions.

Want to catch a photon? Start by silencing the sun

Researchers have created a 3D imaging system that uses light's quantum properties to create images 40,000 times crisper than current technologies, paving the way for never-before seen LIDAR sensing and detection in self-driving cars, satellite mapping systems

Ontario police arrest First Nations protesters amid standoff with Canada government over pipeline

Police in Ontario arrested 10 people and dismantled the Tyendinaga Mohawk blockade that had shut down much of Canada’s rail traffic for the past two weeks, but the battle over a pipeline going through indigenous lands continues. Read Full Article at

A woman's bladder 'brewed' its own alcohol, tripping drug test

Microbes in the woman's bladder were fermenting sugar into alcohol, causing her to test positive on a urine drug test.

In response to Greta, the climate deniers hire their own European teen who believes things

You can easily imagine the scene: Inside the archconservative Heartland Institute, moldy Skeksis leaders convene in a dark conference room. Climate denial is a withering industry. The changes are happening too quickly, the evidence is too dramatic, and the pu

Trump's incompetence and cuts to health infrastructure are the biggest threat to the nation's health

The world is at the tipping point for a COVID-19 pandemic, but as Mark Sumner writes, «Avoiding disaster still seems possible.» That depends, though, on the U.S. responding effectively, and with impeached president Donald Trump at the helm, the ch

‘Deliberate hoax’: Russian military denies NGO report of airstrikes in Idlib

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports of Russian airstrikes on two villages in Idlib province have nothing to do with reality, the Russian military said, adding that none of its planes operated in that area on Monday. Read Full Article at

Israel’s Netanyahu threatens Gaza with ALL-OUT WAR if missile attacks continue

Israel will stop at nothing to ensure its security and may well launch a broad military campaign against Gaza if the local armed groups continue with missile strikes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Read Full Article at
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