• Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy
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    The Canadian Press

    Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

    Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world. The premise is grounded in reality: Last year, the Trump administration directed the Pentagon to form a Space Command aimed at the creation of a Space Force branch. Carell and Daniels are the sitcom's co-creators

  • Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature
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    The Canadian Press

    Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

    How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life. Evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin has spent years studying a 290-million-year-old

  • Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature
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    Associated Press

    Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.

  • Super Wolf Blood Moon: Why the upcoming lunar eclipse is special
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    The Independent

    Super Wolf Blood Moon: Why the upcoming lunar eclipse is special

    The super blood wolf moon, a total lunar eclipse, will take place on Sunday, January 20 into January 21 and will be visible to people around the world, but especially those in North America. What is the Super Blood Wolf Moon and when is it? The super blood wolf moon is a lunar eclipse that will last

  • Japan robot hotel fires most of its 'annoying' robotic staff
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    The Independent

    Japan robot hotel fires most of its 'annoying' robotic staff

    Among the 243 robots employed by the Henn-na Hotel, which roughly translates as "Weird Hotel" were a velociraptor receptionist, an automated gardener and a one-armed claw that handles left luggage. The facility which made headlines in 2015 when it opened in Nagasaki Prefecture, also made use

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    Associated Press

    Court orders Italian govt to publicize cellphone risks

    ROME (AP) — A consumers' group says an Italian tribunal has ordered a public information campaign about the possible health risks of cellular and cordless phones.

  • Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy
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    Associated Press

    Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.

  • ‘Living medicine’ helps make toxic ammonia breakthrough
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    The Guardian

    ‘Living medicine’ helps make toxic ammonia breakthrough

    Scientists took a strain of bacteria called E coli nissle as the starting point for the living medicine. A “living medicine” made from genetically modified bugs has prolonged the lives of animals with severe metabolic disease in a landmark test of the treatment. Researchers created the medicine by

  • Child calls 911 over 200 times on inactive cell phone
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    CBC

    Child calls 911 over 200 times on inactive cell phone

    A child used an inactive cell phone to call 911 more than 200 times over the past month, according to a release sent by Bay Roberts RCMP on Wednesday. The unwanted calls from the chatty child are prompting police to remind parents that inactive cell phones are still equipped to call 911 in an emergency

  • Three quarters of Facebook users unaware of how much it knows about them
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    The Telegraph

    Three quarters of Facebook users unaware of how much it knows about them

    Most Facebook users don't realise how much Facebook knows about them and are uncomfortable with it when they find out, research suggests.

  • Snap to lose chief financial officer, its 2nd in a year
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    Associated Press

    Snap to lose chief financial officer, its 2nd in a year

    The company behind Snapchat is losing its second financial chief in less than a year as the social media service confronts a declining user base and stiff competition from bigger rivals. Snap Inc. said Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving to pursue unspecified opportunities. Stone had been

  • Microsoft Hints at Mixed Reality Update for Mobile World Congress
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    Variety

    Microsoft Hints at Mixed Reality Update for Mobile World Congress

    Microsoft may give us an update on its Mixed Reality ambitions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month: The company sent out invites for a press conference Wednesday that list Alex Kipman, who leads its augmented and virtual reality efforts, among the speakers. Kipman will speak together with

  • Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations
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    Associated Press

    Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming.

  • House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking
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    Associated Press

    House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking

    NEW YORK (AP) — Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge.

  • Steve Carell, ‘Office’ Creator Reunite for Netflix Workplace Comedy ‘Space Force’ – Right, That Space Force (Video)
    Entertainment
    The Wrap

    Steve Carell, ‘Office’ Creator Reunite for Netflix Workplace Comedy ‘Space Force’ – Right, That Space Force (Video)

    Steve Carell and Greg Daniels are reuniting — but not to reboot “The Office.” The star of the workplace comedy and the creator of said workplace comedy are reteaming to bring you a new workplace comedy for Netflix called “Space Force.”Per the project’s official logline, “Space Force” is a “workplace

  • Frog believed to be last of its kind has finally found a mate
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    The Independent

    Frog believed to be last of its kind has finally found a mate

    Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog who goes by the nickname the world’s loneliest frog, was found in Bolivia 10 years ago, and has since spent his life at Bolivia’s Cochabamba Natural History Museum. Juliet, who was found in the same Bolivian cloud forest as Romeo, is currently being treated for a potentially

  • Pokemon Go creator Niantic valued at $4bn
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    The Telegraph

    Pokemon Go creator Niantic valued at $4bn

    The company behind the smash hit smartphone game Pokémon Go has been valued at $4 billion following a funding round led by a Silicon Valley investor.

  • China plans 'Greater Bay Area' project to rival Silicon Valley
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    The Telegraph

    China plans 'Greater Bay Area' project to rival Silicon Valley

    Beijing is planning to create a new Silicon Valley equivalent in southern China.

  • Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week
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    Associated Press

    Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage.

  • Scientists plan to build huge hadron collider to try and look even deeper into the universe
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    The Independent

    Scientists plan to build huge hadron collider to try and look even deeper into the universe

    It might be called the Large Hadron Collider. Engineers have proposed building a successor to the famous atom smasher that will dwarf the existing one and hope to shed even more light on the darkest mysteries of the universe. Officials at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, presented

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    Associated Press

    Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school.

  • First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet
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    The Guardian

    First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet

    A photo of the cotton sprout, which relied on sunlight at the moon’s surface. Its short life ended when night arrived at the extremely cold lunar far side. The appearance of a single green leaf hinted at a future in which astronauts would grow their own food in space, potentially setting up residence

  • Nasa releases first video of most distant object it has ever explored
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    The Independent

    Nasa releases first video of most distant object it has ever explored

    The most distant object ever explored by humanity has appeared in its first ever film. Stunning new footage shows the far-away object known as Ultima Thule as it tumbles through space, on its way to meet the New Horizons spacecraft that sped past it on New Year's Day. The video shows the "

  • Metro Exodus preview: "It's nice to be liked by everybody, but we want to be rockstars"
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    The Telegraph

    Metro Exodus preview: "It's nice to be liked by everybody, but we want to be rockstars"

    The malleable wastelands of post-apocalyptia is hardly unfamiliar territory to video game players the world over. But even by those standards, the first six months of 2019 are awash with post-nuclear milieu with games like Far Cry: New Dawn and Rage 2 bringing different shades and colours to the end

  • Ford launches blockchain project to trace cobalt in the Congo
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    The Telegraph

    Ford launches blockchain project to trace cobalt in the Congo

    Ford is preparing to clamp down on labour exploitation in the cobalt mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo by using blockchain technology to keep a record of supplies in the metal, a key ingredient for electric vehicle batteries.