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This fossil trapped in amber was thought to be a dinosaur but is probably a lizard.Credit: Lida Xing World’s smallest dinosaur is probably a lizard A high-profile paper that reported what was thought to be the remains of the smallest-known bird-like dinosaur has been retracted. New evidence suggests that the specimen, trapped in amber nearly
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Tencent logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Omar Marques | SOPA Images.| LightRocket | Getty Images Tencent’s market capitalization has surpassed Facebook’s following a huge rally in the Chinese firm’s shares this year. The total value of publicly traded shares of the Chinese gaming and social media giant stood at 5.15 trillion Hong Kong dollars
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Researchers are questioning why Donald Trump chose to remove COVID-19 data management from the CDC and transfer it to the federal government.Credit: Tom Brenner/Reuters As deaths from COVID-19 approach 150,000 in the United States and cases continue to rise alarmingly in many regions of the country, there are strong signs that the government is suppressing
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The sustainability ambitions of the world’s largest cloud software companies — Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce — have been well-documented. The broad semiconductor industry’s position to date, however, has been less transparent and less ambitious, with the highly visible exceptions of AMD, IBM and Intel.  That stance is shifting, as the sector contemplates the explosive
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on October 02, 2019. Elif Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will finally come face to face with lawmakers looking to question his company’s growing influence at Wednesday’s antitrust hearing.  The hearing before the House Antitrust Subcommittee, which will be held over videoconference because of the coronavirus
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here The system can recognize individual birds within wild populations of great tits.André Ferreira Researchers have trained an artificial-intelligence (AI) system to recognize individual small birds that appear identical. The tool could make ecological fieldwork easier, because
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By: Hannah Pell “The American Physical Society (APS) has a vision of the future of physics publishing, in 2020 or so.” So begins a 1993 Science article titled “Publication by Electronic Mail Takes Physics by Storm.” Burton Richter, then-president of APS and former head of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), elaborated: “Any physicist, any
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Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook Source: Reuters; Apple When the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s parent company Alphabet testify before Congress on Wednesday, it won’t be exactly what the House Antitrust Subcommittee members envisioned when their probe launched last June.  For one thing, it will be held over video conferencing software due to pandemic-related precautions,
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In the four years since Nancy Mahon assumed responsibility for CSR and sustainability strategy at The Estée Lauder Companies — she’s currently senior vice president of corporate citizenship and sustainability — her team has launched a series of new initiatives that are a “first” among her organization’s sector. The list includes the company’s first virtual
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As an experimental physicist, I like doing things at tabletop scale that contribute to bigger goals. One such goal is measuring gravitational waves — little ripples in the curvature of space-time. These ripples result from astrophysical events such as star collisions, which cause tiny changes in the direction of the force of gravity and stretch
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Why has Earth’s climate remained so stable over geological time? The answer just might rock you. Rocks, particularly the types created by volcanic activity, play a critical role in keeping Earth’s long-term climate stable and cycling carbon dioxide between land, oceans and the atmosphere. Scientists have known for decades that rock weathering – the chemical breakdown
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A pedestrian walks past Intel Corp. signage at the entrance to the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Intel said Monday that Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, the chipmaker’s chief engineering officer and group president of its technology, systems architecture and client group, will resign on August 3.  The announcement
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Who doesn’t love a juicy burger? About 5,000 Americans. And not from dietary preference, but because a single bite bite could cause hives, shortness of breath, or even death. Check out how this uninvited wilderness hitchhikers could put you off steaks for quite some time. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about
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US officials and scientists have begun laying the groundwork for a more secure “virtually unhackable” internet based on quantum computing technology. At a presentation Thursday, Department of Energy (DOE) officials issued a report that lays out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum Internet, using laws of quantum mechanics to transmit information
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x+y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender Eugenia Cheng Profile (2020) Much has been written about the female premiers of Germany, Finland, New Zealand and Taiwan, and their remarkable success at dealing with COVID-19. But, as many pundits have noted, to focus on their gender is to miss much more important issues: the personal characteristics
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Longtime GreenBiz friend Bruce Klafter died July 18 after a short and intense bout of pancreatic cancer. Bruce most recently was a vice president of sustainability strategy and outreach at Flex in Silicon Valley. GreenBiz co-founder and President Pete May reflects on his interaction with Bruce over the years. And below, we provide memories of Bruce
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As infant planets, Earth and Venus were almost twins, but today they are incredibly different worlds. What events led to their divergence and the development of radically different environments? | http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-the-universe-works/ Catch new episodes of HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS Tuesdays at 10/9c on Science! Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/HTUWFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out
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As of April 30, over 1 million people have officially recovered from COVID-19. Unofficially, that number is probably much higher. But the road to recovery isn’t always a smooth one. The timeline differs from person to person, but generally, the sicker they are, the longer it takes to get better. Here’s what recovering from COVID-19
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Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith SAP said Sunday that it would sell some shares of its Qualtrics survey-software unit on a U.S. public market. The announcement comes less than two years after SAP announced a plan to buy Qualtrics for $8 billion, days before Qualtrics was set to go public as an independent company. The move
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Who is responsible for emissions? Where did they originate? How can we be sure? A global coalition fronted by former Vice President Al Gore promises granular insights and data into those sources — down to individual power plants, ships or factories. Climate TRACE (short for Tracking Real-time Atmospheric Carbon Emissions) intends to use a massive worldwide network
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Old-fashioned phone calls are better than e-mails for getting to know new colleagues during lockdown.Credit: Getty In February, six weeks before Britain’s coronavirus lockdown began, I started a new job as the deputy head of the Department of Life & Environmental Sciences at Bournemouth University, UK, having moved from the University of Southampton, UK, after
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Reconstruction of a Neanderthal.Credit: S. Entressangle/E. Daynes/SPL Neanderthals had a biological predisposition to a heightened sense of pain. A first-of-its kind genome study found that the ancient human relatives carried three mutations in a gene encoding
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