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New Particle Collider

CERN Plans New Particle Collider 30 Times More Powerful Than LHC The Large Hadron Collider is the most advanced and complex machine ever built by humanity, and it’s allowed us to study the inner workings of the universe in unprecedented ways. However, there’s only so much you can do with …

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Instagram Shopping

Instagram expands Shopping to more businesses, including creators selling their merch Instagram announced today it’s expanding access to Instagram Shopping to more businesses, including creators who want to sell their own merchandise. To enable this expansion, the company introduced new “Commerce Eligibility Requirements” that offer a set of guidelines that …

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Permian Mass Extinction

Coal-Burning Contributed to End-Permian Mass Extinction An international team of geologists has found the first direct evidence that volcanic eruptions in the southern part of the Siberian Traps region 252 million years ago burned large volumes of coal and vegetation. Elkins-Tanton et al demonstrate that the volume and composition of …

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Carboniferous Period Fish

Paleontologists Redescribe Enigmatic Period Fish A team of U.S. paleontologists has redescribed the morphology of a long-snouted ray-finned fish called Tanyrhinichthys mcallisteri and created a more complete and accurate reconstruction of the fish as a living animal. Tanyrhinichthys mcallisteri was most likely a bottom-cruising predator similar in general ecomorphology to …

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Deepest Oceanic Trenches

Scientists Find Anthropogenic Mercury in Earth’s Deepest Oceanic Trenches Two teams of marine biologists have found methylmercury, a potent toxin that bioaccumulates in marine food webs, in sediments and endemic fauna from Mariana, Yap and Kermadec trenches in the Pacific Ocean. A snailfish (bottom left) and small amphipods (center) at …

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Newborn Pluto Subsurface

Was Hot and Had Subsurface Ocean: Study Pluto is thought to possess a subsurface ocean beneath its thick ice shell. It has generally been assumed that the dwarf planet formed out of cold material and then later developed its ocean due to warming from radioactive decay. By combining numerical simulations …

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This Week in Apps

App Store outrage, WWDC20 prep, Android subscriptions change Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion …

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Google launches Keen

A new personalized search-discovery-social mashup   To the extent that tech pundits continue to compare Google’s new Keen search and social discovery site to Pinterest, and users also think of it that way, it’s probably destined to fail. Google famously doesn’t promote and ultimately shutters most of these “experiments.” Need …

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Antarctica Marine Reptile

Paleontologists Find Giant Soft-Shelled Egg of Cretaceous-Period Marine Reptile in Antarctica A giant fossilized egg of an extinct marine reptile has been found in the 68-million-year-old nearshore marine deposits in Antarctica. An artist’s rendering of a pair of mosasaurs and their egg. Image credit: Francisco Hueichaleo. Named Antarcticoolithus bradyi, the …

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Start-Up AI HelloWoofy

This start-up is using AI to suggest emojis, social content for SMBs   There is no shortage of options for social media management tools; there are more than 300 listed on the marketing technology landscape. And HelloWoofy isn’t on it yet, but the start-up is aiming to bring the assistance …

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