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Will we recognize life on Mars when we see it?

Percival Lowell was not The first to think he discovered life on Mars, but he was among the last. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the American astronomer published a number of books in which he advocated his theory that observable features on the surface of the Red Planet were the work of an intelligent species that was …

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Learn the secret algorithm that keeps students away from college

The 18 year old Anahita Nagpal Plans to start training as a doctor in the fall are in ruins. She accuses a statistical model. Nagpal, who lives in Göttingen, was offered an early study place and a scholarship at NYU. Both were withdrawn this week after performing worse than expected on their International Baccalaureate diploma, a two-year high school program …

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13 YouTube channels we are looking for in quarantine

Each video deals with a specific topic to explain in detail how it works, e.g. B. how tailwind affects the approach angle on a short, difficult runway and what all this jargon means when pilots speak to air traffic controllers during departure and approach airports. You have to be careful to find out their answer to the age-old rivalry whose …

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How we defend against Doomscrolling

MC: Kind. LG: One of the most popular suggestions came from a guy named Walt Mossberg. Does anyone know films? AW: Hmm. MC: (Laughs) Do not be shy. LG: Yes. Walt is my former boss and a dear friend and mentor. He says, “Watch old TV comedies you like and either keep the phone out of range or ration your …

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Covid-19 immunity can be based on a microscopic helper: T cells

This makes it difficult to know whether vaccine developers are really on the right track. Their guess is mainly based on how the immune system reacts to other pathogens. However, some viruses evade typical patterns. They short the immune response. The most notorious example, according to Wherry, is HIV, which attacks the T cells that would coordinate the immune response …

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Defending Black Lives means banning facial recognition

Racial uprisings Justice sweeps the country. After the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others, by name and nameless, America has finally reached its moment of reckoning. And the politicians are starting to react. But you cannot end police violence without ending police surveillance. It starts with the ban on facial recognition, a technology that is …

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Microsoft is stopping a global fraud campaign aimed at CEOs

Microsoft has neutered A large-scale fraud campaign that used fake domains and malicious apps to defraud customers in 62 countries around the world. ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars belongs to WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast. The software maker and cloud service provider received …

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Best unlimited data plans: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon

TIRED: The Essentials plan only includes 3G speeds when you use your phone as a WiFi hotspot. You’ll have to pay $ 25 more a month (!) For a premium Magenta Plus package to get HD video streaming on the go, unlimited in-flight WiFi on flights with Gogo, voicemail to text, and 20 gigabytes of 4G LTE hotspot -Data. Is …

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Where are the adults in the clubhouse?

Then, last week on Twitter, a VC called Balaji Srinivasan wrote a mocking reply to one of Lorenz’s tweets about alleged misconduct by the CEO of luggage start-up Away. Lorenz defended himself and called out what she described as past harassment by Srinivasan and others on various platforms, including the clubhouse. There was a struggle between tweets and a broader …

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What it’s like to work in Studio Ghibli

Steve Alpert spent 15 years in Studio Ghibli and worked on films like Princess Mononoke and Spiritually gone distributed outside of Japan. He describes the experience in his new book Share a house with the infinite man. “I don’t necessarily see it as a business memory,” says Alpert in episode 422 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast. “For …

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