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Atari doesn’t want you to call its new VCS a “console”
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The $250 base system (with 4GB of RAM) doesn’t include either of these two controllers. LOS ANGELES—At E3 meetings this week, Atari finally showed off playable, near-final prototypes of its long-delayed, heavily crowdfunded VCS, the company’s modernized homage to the original Atari Video Computer System (aka the 2600). Obviously, there was a lot of discussion of […]

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Shading the planet doesn’t have to come with rainfall side-effects
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Enlarge (credit: Caetano Candal Sato) It sounds like a drastic course of action: inject stuff high into Earth’s atmosphere to reflect a little sunlight and help counteract global warming. Then again, injecting a bunch of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere and warming the planet was pretty drastic, too. The key to thinking sensibly about this […]

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Elon Musk said he doesn’t respect the SEC—he might come to regret it
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Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2015. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) A federal judge has given Elon Musk until March 11 to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt. The Securities and Exchange Commission requested the judge’s move on Monday, arguing that a recent tweet about Tesla’s 2019 production plans was inaccurate and breached a settlement […]

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“Mona Lisa effect“ is real, but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting
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Enlarge / Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany used folding rulers for measurement to test the effect. Study participants indicated the number they thought Mona Lisa‘s gaze was directed at. (credit: CITEC/ Bielefeld University) There have long been anecdotal reports that the eyes of the Mona Lisa—Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting—sometimes seem to […]

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Australia doesn’t care to break its coal habit in the face of climate change
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Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]

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NASA doesn’t have the funds to get to Mars alone, Ted Cruz says
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Enlarge / Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) speaks during a rally to launch his re-election campaign at the Redneck Country Club on April 2, 2018 in Stafford, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images) On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) spent the morning at Houston’s Johnson Space Center for a ceremony announcing the nine astronauts who will fly […]

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Why is InfoWars allowed on Facebook? Zuckerberg: Because it doesn’t cause “harm”
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Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., holds his phone after the morning session at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Friday, July 13, 2018. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Last week, Facebook invited some media outlets to an event to […]

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“An almond doesn’t lactate:” FDA to crack down on use of the word “milk”
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Almond milk (credit: Amazing Almonds) The US Food and Drug Administration seems to have soured on nondairy milk-alternative products that use the term “milk” in their marketing and labeling—like popular soy and almond milk products. In a talk hosted by Politico, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday that the FDA will soon issue a new guidance […]

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Our “modern” Congress doesn’t understand 21st century technology
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Lorelei Kelly Contributor Lorelei Kelly leads the Resilient Democracy Coalition, a group working to make sure Congress succeeds in the Information Age. More posts by this contributor Slowly but surely, Congress will join us in the 21st century Is civic technology the killer app for democracy? Robert Bjarnason Contributor Share on Twitter Robert Bjarnason was […]

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