240-million-year-old ‘Chinese dragon’ fossil reveals 32 separate neck vertebrae

The Year of the Dragon is off to an exciting paleontological start. Only a few weeks following Lunar New Year celebrations around the world, an international team of scientists have fully described a 240-million-year old aquatic Chinese reptile for the first time. With its impressively long neck with 32 separate neck vertebrae, Dinocephalosaurus orientalis resembles […]

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Reddit failing to support third-party apps could hurt business, IPO filing says

Reddit filed to go public on Thursday (PDF), revealing various details of the social media company’s inner workings. Among the revelations, Reddit acknowledged the threat of future user protests and the value of third-party Reddit apps. On July 1, Reddit enacted API rule changes—including new, expensive pricing —that resulted in many third-party Reddit apps closing. Disturbed

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Amazon to pay $1.9 million in contract worker exploitation settlement

Packages move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon Fulfillment center on Cyber Monday in Robbinsville, New Jersey, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Stephanie Keith | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon will pay more than 700 migrant workers roughly $1.9 million to settle claims they suffered human rights abuses as a result of exploitative labor

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Games of Thrones Film Trilogy Plan Canceled, Says Showrunners

“Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin first mentioned back in 2020 that there was once a plan to end the HBO series with a film trilogy designed for movie theaters instead of just another normal season of television. In a new Wall Street Journal profile, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirm this was

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Tackling long-haul diseases | MIT Technology Review

Tal, who has been obsessed with infectious disease since losing an uncle to HIV/AIDS and a cousin to meningococcal meningitis, wondered what this striking diversity could reveal about our immune response to infection. According to one hypothesis, the wide array of these receptors is the result of an evolutionary arms race between disease-causing microbes and

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Georgia House approves crackdown on deepfake AI videos before elections

The Georgia state House voted Thursday to crack down on deepfake artificial intelligence (AI) videos ahead of this year’s elections. The House voted 148-22 to approve the legislation, which attempts to stop the spread of misinformation from deceptive video impersonating candidates. The legislation, H.B. 986, would make it a felony to publish a deepfake within

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Coterra Energy is not getting credit for 2 things it did well in Q4

Every weekday the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer holds a “Morning Meeting” livestream at 10:20 a.m. ET. Here’s a recap of Friday’s key moments. 1. Wall Street remained on track for a winning week. The S & P 500 briefly topped 5,100 for the first time ever Friday. Bowing to reality, Goldman Sachs pushed

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For Kylie Jenner, a Pap Walk Is but an Advertisement for Khy

That celebrities might on some level collude with the paparazzi is, at this point, obvious. In 2002, Britney Spears wore a “Dump Him” T-shirt while her separation from Justin Timberlake was generating significant column inches. It was a not-so-tacit maneuver that helped her regain a little control over what was (and wasn’t) being said. And

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The military is required to stock Narcan to prevent drug overdoses — why aren’t our schools? 

Beginning January 2025, the Pentagon will be required by the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act to make the opioid overdose antidote Narcan available to all members of the armed forces. With the rise of fatal opioid overdoses in our nation’s schools, it is imperative that K-12 schools do the same and protect our school children

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