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Dimming Star might be 'Alien Megastructure'

Dimming Star might be 'Alien Megastructure'

KIC 8462852, also known as "Tabby's Star" due to the discovery of its brightness changes by astronomer Tabetha Boyajian , experiences atypical brightness changes that can not be attributed to the transit of an orbiting planet. Kepler has been tracking the brightness of stars since 2009, looking for minor dips in their light, which could be a tell-tale sign of an orbiting exoplanet. Read More

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Rebel Wilson Suing Australian Publisher for Defamation

Rebel Wilson Suing Australian Publisher for Defamation

The trial, which took place in Australia's Supreme Court of Victoria on May 22, 2017, reportedly began with statements from Wilson's lawyer, Matthew Collins . Three days before publishing the article at the centre of the trial, Woman's Day editor-in-chief Fiona Connolly voiced concerns about it. Bauer Media , the publisher of Woman's Day , stands accused of humiliating her in a series of articles in print and online in May, 2015. Read More

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Macron names Edouard Philippe as French PM

Trained as a lawyer, Mr. Philippe has worked in the private sector, including for French nuclear giant Areva and an American law firm. French newly elected President Emmanuel Macron (R) poses with his wife Brigitte Trogneux at the Elysee presidential Palace after the handover and prior to the inauguration ceremony on May 14, 2017 in Paris . Read More

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Microsoft unveiled a slick new design sensibility for Windows 10

It's a spiritual successor to the Metro interface from Windows 8 that aims to make the operating system more responsive on the growing variety of devices employed by users. Microsoft has introduced Story Remix feature to the Photos app. It is a next-generation board portal that leverages data from lines of business applications to provide a single source of truth for executives to steer the business in real time. Read More

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First Xbox Project Scorpio in 4K images leak

Project Scorpio is expected to arrive in shops in time for Christmas this year and take over from the Xbox One S as the company's flagship device. Thankfully to even out the bad news Microsoft has been given something of a boost with the release of some exceptional looking 4K Project Scorpio images. Read More

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NFL Draft: Predicting Landing Spots for Every Quarterback

NFL Draft: Predicting Landing Spots for Every Quarterback

Will he go as high as 10? The position ultimately was fortified with Logan Paulsen signed away from Washington, Daniel Brown picked up after his release by Baltimore, and Ben Braunecker arriving as an undrafted free agent. The Giants did not address the position in free agency, and with no other picks until 55, OT has to be one of Blue's top priority in round one. Jake Butt, Michigan: Consistent, four-year contributor who tore ACL in Orange Bowl and needed surgery January 10. Read More

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Why Scientists Are Joining the March for Science

Why Scientists Are Joining the March for Science

Young , a professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University in a January New York Times editorial . "We all want the best education possible for our children and that includes science". Scientists and science fans around the world will take to the streets on Saturday in a show of support for facts and reason. Part of the mission statement for the Denver, Colorado march, for example, is to "call...for policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest". Read More

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Family of Robert Godwin reacts to Steve Stephens' death

Family of Robert Godwin reacts to Steve Stephens' death

Federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies had launched a nationwide manhunt for Stephens, who was wanted on an aggravated murder charge. CORRECTS TO CLARIFY THE VIDEO WAS NOT BROADCAST ON FACEBOOK LIVE AS POLICE INITIALLY INDICATED, BUT POSTED AFTER THE KILLING - This undated photo provided by the Cleveland Police shows Steve Stephens. Read More

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Nintendo SNES Classic reportedly in production for Christmas 2017 release

Nintendo SNES Classic reportedly in production for Christmas 2017 release

According to Eurogamer , Nintendo has already started the development of SNES mini. That said , I'm not sure I buy this bizarre-sounding notion that the NES Classic was discontinued to make room for a classic SNES. The price and the included games are still not known and Nintendo has not confirmed anything. Luckily, those who didn't score a mini NES haven't lost all luck. Read More

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Arkansas Pushes To Carry Out Executions, Fighting Court Rulings And The Clock

The state's lawyers pressed the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the executions to begin, saying that the inmates were simply stalling so a key lethal injection drug would expire. "The court finds that plaintiffs are entitled to a preliminary injunction based on their challenge to (the state's) viewing policies, in their current form, as unreasonable restrictions of plaintiffs' right to counsel and right of access to the courts", Baker wrote. Read More

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