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Twitter suspends account that shared video of teens and Native American elder

2019-01-22 03:43:43 Twitter has taken action against an account that shared a video of teenagers wearing "Make America Great Again" hats confronting a Native American elder.The Twitter account was suspended after CNN Business asked Twitter about it, it seems. The news outlet reported that the profile picture of the account, @2020fight, belonged a blogger based in Brazil but claimed to be a schoolteacher in California called Talia.The minute-long video, which
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Mysterious Planet Nine hiding beyond Neptune might not be a planet at all

2019-01-21 22:22:01 Artist's concept of Planet Nine. Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) Out past Neptune, something weird is happening to the orbits of a bunch of space rocks circling the sun. Something, scientists believed, could only be described by the presence of a giant planet -- the so-called "Planet Nine". It's baffled astronomers for years and now there's yet another another candidate for the cosmic wobbliness that's not a planet at all.Planet Nine's
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Super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse dazzles in striking photos

2019-01-21 21:00:42 The view from Kalamazoo The fantastically named "super blood wolf moon" of Jan. 20 and 21 was a stunner combining a total lunar eclipse (blood) with January timing (wolf) and a particularly large appearance due to being closer to the Earth (super).The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society in Michigan delivered an extraordinary set of images showing the moon and the occasional twinkling star around it. The society describes this shot
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Scientists teach a robot dog to get back up after they kick it down

2019-01-21 20:12:47 Ludovica Bastiani/ANYbotics The relationship between humans and dog-like robots seemingly follows this timeline: Humans make robotic dog creatures that can open doors.Humans antagonize robotic dog creatures by kicking them and knocking them over.Robotic dog creatures rise up and enslave the humans.OK, so the last point may not be necessarily true (yet), but the first two points certainly are. And to prove it, new research published by Science Robotics
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Marvel to show Avengers: Endgame early to man with terminal illness

2019-01-21 20:06:52 Marvel Studios When Avengers fans rally, they rally.Thanks to huge support on social media, and with the help of Avengers star Chris Hemsworth, Marvel may grant a 33-year-old Australian man with terminal illness his dying wish of watching Avengers: Endgame before its April release.The man, known as Alexander, is suffering from liver cancer, mouth cancer and the rare genetic disease Fanconi anemia which affects bone marrow, and could die
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Disability hate crime: MPs back Katie Price over online abuse

2019-01-21 19:30:42 Image copyright Getty Images Self-regulation of social media "has failed disabled people", according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price.More than 220,000 people supported her demand to make online abuse a criminal offence after she flagged up trolling about her son Harvey's disabilities. Now MPs on the Petitions Committee want the government to give disabled people protection under hate
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Elon Musk says he could build new particle accelerator tunnel for cheap

2019-01-21 18:05:22 Fabrice Coffrini/Jackson Ryan/VCG/Getty Images If you want to build a particle accelerator -- the biggest particle accelerator ever -- you're going to need a really long tunnel. One that is about 100 kilometres (around 64 miles) in length, in fact.And Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla who's never one to shy away from an opportunity, is also in the tunnel-digging game, leading the charge at The Boring Company.In response
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Why your replacement heart could be made in space one day

2019-01-21 18:01:15 Image copyright Gettyimages Image caption The International Space Station could become a factory for specialist materials Imagine a laboratory growing human hearts - and imagine that laboratory floating in space hundreds of miles above the surface of the Earth. That may sound like science fiction, but bizarre as it seems, it could bring new hope for transplant patients within the next decade.While about 7,600 heart transplants were carried
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Galaxy S10: 7 things it needs to stay ahead of top rival Huawei

2019-01-21 17:43:41 A month from now, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10 in San Francisco, settling months of rumors about all the new goodies Samsung's next flagship phone will have. As Samsung's 10th anniversary Galaxy S phone, the Galaxy S10 is of particular importance. This phone represents the culmination of a decade of improving designs that turned Samsung smartphones into a household name -- and the world's top smartphone brand. It also