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World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens Off Northwest England
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The world’s largest offshore wind farm has opened off the northwest coast of England. “The wind farm has a capacity of 659 megawatts (MW), enough to power almost 600,000 homes, and overtakes the London Array off England’s east cost which has a capacity of 630 MW,” reports Reuters. From the report: The Walney Extension (as […]

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Twitter’s latest (and final) punishment for Alex Jones: A permanent ban
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Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones. (credit: InfoWars) After weeks of controversy, Twitter officially banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars site from its platform. The social media company tweeted out the decision from its Twitter Safety account Thursday afternoon, stating that it permanently suspended Alex Jones and InfoWars after both accounts posted […]

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Outdated concepts for Google's 'Shortwave' podcast app leak
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A few weeks ago, Google confirmed its Area 120 startup incubator is working on a podcast app called Shortwave. It told The Verge at the time that it "helps users discover and consume spoken-word audio in new ways" but didn't get specific about how. N…

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Facebook spends $1 billion on its coolest data center in Singapore     – CNET
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The center will be the first in Asia and is expected to be powered entirely by renewable energy.

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Nielsen acquires game market data analyst SuperData Research     – CNET
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Media analyst will use acquisition to strengthen its Nielsen Games and Nielsen Esports market analysts.

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White House Says Anonymous 'Coward' Behind New York Times Op-Ed Should Resign
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Earlier today, The New York Times published an op-ed from an anonymous staffer in the Trump administration, who has “vowed to thwart parts of [President Trump’s] agenda and his worst inclinations,” citing the president’s amorality. The staffer writes: “We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America […]

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Bizarre Hexagon On Saturn May Be 180 Miles Tall
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Iwastheone shares a report from Space.com: The weird hexagon swirling around Saturn’s north pole is much taller than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Researchers have generally regarded the 20,000-mile-wide (32,000 kilometers) hexagon — a jet stream composed of air moving at about 200 mph (320 km/h) — as a lower-atmosphere phenomenon, restricted to […]

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New trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse promises undead slaying for holidays
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Enlarge / Anna and her fellow high school students battle zombies while singing a jaunty tune in Anna and the Apocalypse. (credit: Orion Pictures / MGM) Part Zombieland, part High School Musical, the much-anticipated horror-musical-comedy Anna and the Apocalypse has a new trailer filled with merry undead mayhem. The movie lands in select theaters November 30, […]

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3 million prize for discovering pulsars
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Enlarge / Pulsars are spinning neutron stars, the relics of massive stars gone supernova. (credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center) When the Nobel Prizes roll around each year, inevitably there is chatter not just about who will win, but about those in the past who should have won, but didn’t, particularly women scientists. Jocelyn Bell […]

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