Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth's rotation

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  • Dec 13, 2015
WASHINGTON The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another illustration of the far-reaching impact of global climate change, scientists said on Friday.The drivi...
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Robots welcome visitors to Berlin travel fair

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  • Mar 10, 2016
BERLIN Chihira Kanae is greeting visitors to the world's biggest travel fair in Berlin this week, answering questions and guiding people in the right direction. But one passer by's attempt to ask her out for dinner is met with silence.That's because Ch...
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Exclusive: SWIFT network says aware of multiple cyber fraud incidents

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  • Apr 26, 2016
SWIFT, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of "a number of recent cyber incidents" where attackers had sent fraudulent messages over its system.The disc...
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EU can suspend new data transfer pact with U.S. if worried about privacy: Official

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  • Dec 10, 2015
BRUSSELS A new data transfer pact between the European Union and Washington will give the EU the right to pull the plug on the deal if it fears the United States is not safeguarding privacy enough, the EU Justice Commissioner said on Thursday. A previo...
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Bionic fingertip gives sense of touch to amputee

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  • Mar 08, 2016
A bionic fingertip has given an amputee the sensation of rough or smooth textures via electrodes implanted into nerves in his upper arm. Scientists from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and SSSA (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy)...
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Uber says will ask appeals court for stay in driver class-action

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  • Dec 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Wednesday that it would ask the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold all proceedings, including a trial, in a class-action lawsuit filed by its drivers over their employment status.A c...
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88-year-old NFL legend rocks polo shirt at subzero playoff game like a savage

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  • Jan 10, 2016
Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Vikings and Seahawks in Minneapolis was historically frigid, the third-coldest kickoff in league history. Bud Grant, the Vikings' 88-year-old former coach, gave precisely zero fucks. See also: 'Meth Curry' and the c...
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Amazon enters Britain's fresh food market with Morrisons deal​

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  • Feb 29, 2016
LONDON Amazon has struck a wholesale supply deal with British supermarket Morrisons that will help the online retailer step up its food offering in Britain with fresh and frozen products.Morrisons, Britain's fourth biggest supermarket, said on Monday t...
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Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank hackers compromised SWIFT software, warning to be issued

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  • Apr 25, 2016
The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE System...
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Australian politicians won't stop dropping references to Taylor Swift

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  • Nov 30, 2015
Taylor Swift is currently sending Australia into Tay Tay fever as she tours the country, and it seems the nation's politicians aren't immune. Take Treasurer Scott Morrison. The minister was responding to media questions Monday regarding whether he had bee...
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