Apple trolls CES with a giant dig at Android and Alexa privacy

Apple trolls CES with a giant dig at Android and Alexa privacy

There’s a giant ad on the side of a building in Las Vegas, making a wordplay on the classic “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” line. Nothing unusual about that, except it’s been set up by Apple just in time for the Consumer Electronics Show’s arrival in town, an event that the iPhone maker traditionally pretends isn’t even happening.

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Artificial Soil Made from Lava Rock Allows Growing of Food in Space

Artificial Soil Made from Lava Rock Allows Growing of Food in Space

Fresh greens in space? Recent research has looked into how plants respond to low levels of gravity and a particular hormone which can help plants grow in challenging space conditions. Now, new research has succeeded in growing plants in high-tech planters which use artificial soil made from lava rock.

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In A Congress Full Of Firsts, Still No Open Atheists

In A Congress Full Of Firsts, Still No Open Atheists

The 116th Congress is the most diverse in history, with incoming members expanding political representation on a number of fronts. For the first time, Congress now includes Muslim women, Native American women, an openly bisexual senator and the youngest woman ever elected to serve in either chamber. Yet despite that progress, Congress is once again beginning a new session without a single member who openly identifies as atheist, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the latest CQ Roll Call “Faith on the Hill” survey.

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Something You Should Hear and Think About

Something You Should Hear and Think About

something you should hear No matter if youre a king or a street sweeper, we are all going to end up as dust. So with much love and respect, i challenge you to rethink your live, rethink how youre living, rethink your values, rethink your mountaintop. Most people's goals are to pay lousy bills, get by, survive, get

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R.I.P., Judith Rich Harris: The Woman Who Showed Us How Little Parents Matter

R.I.P., Judith Rich Harris: The Woman Who Showed Us How Little Parents Matter

Judith Rich Harris once had a job writing psychology textbooks. She’d been kicked out of Harvard before earning a Ph.D. and suffered from chronic health issues, and this was something she could do from home. Then she quit that job, having decided to upend the field rather than “teaching the received gospel to a bunch of credulous college students.”

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Caroline Lucas urges parliament to ‘seriously consider’ tax on meat

Caroline Lucas urges parliament to 'seriously consider' tax on meat

Parliament must “seriously consider” levying a tax on meat to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help to render the farming industry carbon neutral, the Green party MP, Caroline Lucas, is urging. She will say on Friday that a meat tax in the UK could be offset for more sustainable meat producers, such as organic livestock farmers, through more money for sustainable agriculture schemes.

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