Life at the 'end of the world' isn't all looting and pillaging

Life at the 'end of the world' isn't all looting and pillaging
Typically, end-of-the-world scenarios involve rioting, looting and chaos. Those depictions are from pop culture, though, and not based on any sort of real world data. For an idea of how an apocalyptic situation might actually play out, scientists por…
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Free online courses will teach anyone DNA sequencing

Free online courses will teach anyone DNA sequencing
It's never been easier to learn how to code using online resources, and that's not limited to computer programming. You know what else is code? DNA, which scientists have been modifying in bacteria and embryos with increasing success over the years….
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Silverfin, a ‘connected accounting platform’, raises $4.5M Series A led by Index

Silverfin, a ‘connected accounting platform’, raises .5M Series A led by Index
 Silverfin, a startup out of Ghent, Belgium (of all places) that offers a ‘connected accounting platform’ to help businesses stay on top of their financial data, has picked up $4.5 million in Series A funding. Read More


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Creators Update includes a few features for Windows Defender

Creators Update includes a few features for Windows Defender
Microsoft's built-in security suite for Windows isn't getting left out of the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10. The new Windows Defender features start with memory and kernel sensors to detect nefarious activity going on in those parts of your…
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NASA tests life-detecting tools for Mars in the Atacama Desert

NASA tests life-detecting tools for Mars in the Atacama Desert
NASA wanted to find out whether the Mars 2020 rover can truly drill for samples and look for signs of life at the same time. So, a team of scientists spent the whole February testing tools using a practice rover called the KREX-2 in one of the driest…
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Hack targets a Canadian government website

Hack targets a Canadian government website
The Canadian government just suffered an embarrassing online security breach… although it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Officials temporarily took down key parts of two government websites, the tax-oriented Canada Revenue Agency and Statisti…
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What's on TV: 'Iron Fist,' 'Workaholics' finale and March Madness

What's on TV: 'Iron Fist,' 'Workaholics' finale and March Madness
Despite some disappointing reviews, the fourth entry in Marvel's run of Netflix series is here with this week's debut of Iron Fist. It's also time for the start of March Madness, so get those brackets filled out and watch all the games across four ne…
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'D&D Beyond' takes the pen and paper out of tabletop RPGs

'D&D Beyond' takes the pen and paper out of tabletop RPGs
Despite all the newfangled ways one can play Dungeons and Dragons, there's something special about playing it the old fashioned way — in person with a bunch of friends and a geometrical mess of dice. Still, if you want to modernize your tabletop adv…
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New York City sues Verizon over its fiber rollout

New York City sues Verizon over its fiber rollout
When New York City said it was upset with Verizon for allegedly backtracking on a promise to bring FiOS service to every household in the city, it wasn't joking around. The city has sued Verizon, accusing the telecom of failing to live up to a cable…
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