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Spain bans setting the AC below 27 degrees Celsius

The country joins France, Greece, and Italy in restricting the use of cooling in offices, shops, restaurants and other spaces to combat rising...

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Patients did DIY blood draws in a new vaccine study

A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster study sent participants a device they could use to collect their own blood at home. The study looked at antibody...

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Go read this investigation into major methane leaks in Texas and New Mexico

There’s a rush to deploy new technology that can expose methane leaking from oil and gas infrastructure. One effort revealed hundreds of...

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Meta sued for violating patient privacy with data tracking tool

Meta and US hospitals are facing proposed class-action lawsuits over claims that they violated patient privacy by sending health data to Facebook...

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Natural Cycles now accepts temperature data from the Oura smart ring

The digital birth control app Natural Cycles can now use overnight temperature data from the Oura Ring. That data would replace the need for users to...

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The uneven energy costs of working from home

Working from home changes electricity demand and what that might mean for Americans’ utility bills: the picture it’s painted so far isn’t very...

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Amazon's climate pollution is getting way worse

Amazon's pollution continues to grow despite its promises to address climate change. The company's carbon footprint is significantly larger...

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The US organ transplant network is built on shaky technology, reports say

A report from the US Digital Service obtained by The Washington Post warned that the tech behind the organ transplant system in the United States is...

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China’s uncontrolled rocket crashes over the Indian Ocean

Debris from China’s out-of-control Long March 5B rocket landed in the Indian Ocean near the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. China’s...

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The UK’s extreme heatwave would have been ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change

The brutal heatwave in the UK in July was supercharged by climate change, new research finds. The study shows that rising global temperatures made...

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It’s time for another round of anxiety over a Chinese rocket booster falling back to Earth

Another uncontrollable Chinese rocket booster will fall to Earth sometime around July 30th, and it’s so massive that parts of it may survive...

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Can hydrogen fuel cells power Microsoft data centers?

Microsoft successfully tested a prototype hydrogen fuel cell system powerful enough to potentially provide clean energy for its data centers in the...

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Scientists reanimate dead spiders as robot gripping claws

Scientists have successfully transformed dead spiders into robotic gripping claws. The new field of research is known as "necrobotics" and...

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DeepMind found the structure of nearly every protein known to science

Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind is releasing the structures of every protein known to science as identified by the AI AlphaFold. The AI transformed...

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London paid a record price for electricity during its heatwave

London reportedly spent a record amount for extra electricity supply in the middle of its historic heatwave. A "specific circuit" on the...

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Russia reportedly tells NASA it’s staying with the International Space Station until at least 2028

Russia has told NASA that it is sticking with the International Space Station partnership until at least 2028 despite saying it had made the decision...

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Joe Biden’s new plan: solar power for everyone, not just the rich

The Biden administration announced new plans to help more Americans get connected to community solar programs, which can lower electricity bills for...

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Playing video games all summer won’t make you feel worse

A new, large study found that time spent playing video games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons doesn’t have a positive or negative impact on...

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Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram

Meta asked the Oversight Board to review how it handles removal of misinformation around COVID-19. Meta global affairs leader Nick Clegg explains...

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What the future of lab-grown meat could look like

The interest in the lab-grown meat industry has exploded in recent years, with more people looking at different alternatives to feed themselves....

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OneWeb and Eutelsat merger sets up a European satellite internet giant to take on SpaceX, Amazon

The $3.4 billion merger of OneWeb and Eutelsat puts together internet from 36 geostationary satellites and 648 low Earth orbit satellites. If the...

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SpaceX says Dish’s 5G plan would be ‘detrimental’ to millions of Starlink users

SpaceX is continuing its battle against Dish and RS Access, stressing that if the 12GHz band is opened up to 5G, it could be "detrimental"...

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This website lets you watch US heatwaves in real time

The US rolled out a new government website dedicated to extreme heat. The new online data portal shows the effects of heatwaves in real time. Summers...

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FDA warnings aren’t stopping illicit weight-loss supplements

Supplements containing prohibited and potentially dangerous stimulants stay on the market after FDA warnings, according to a new study. Warning...

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Russia says it plans to withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024

On July 26th, Russia announced its intention to withdraw from the International Space Station partnership after 2024, though it’s unclear when that...

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Leap seconds cause chaos for computers — so Meta wants to get rid of them

Leap seconds are added to coordinated universal time in order to account for changes in the Earth’s rate of spin. But they really confuse...

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Teenagers spotted the largest gas pipeline spill in US history

The Colonial Pipeline, the target of a ransomware attack in 2021, was also the site of the largest gas pipeline spill in US history. A giant pipeline...

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Blue Apron has realized that we don’t really want to do any work

New ready-to-cook meals from meal kit pioneers Blue Apron promises to take the chopping and cleanup out of cooking at home. Struggling meal kit...

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