San Francisco refuses bioplastic straws

By next year at this time, all straws in SF will be made from paper, bamboo, wood, metal or fiber.
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Why are these butterflies drinking turtle tears? (Video)

The answer is pretty surprising.
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This Visual Effects Artist's Masterful Age-Reversal Skills Are the Closest Thing We Have to Time Travel

It’s a technique that’s often used for flashback sequences in movies when an older actor plays a much younger version of himself like Kurt Russell did in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But the results are never quite perfect, or at least don’t reach the impressive level of pixel perfection that compositor Rousselos…Read more...
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2 Members of the Secret Six Are Making Their Way to DC's TV Universes

Nicolas Cage discusses his role in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Jasmine’s finally going to get a solo song thanks to Disney’s live-action Aladdin, and some behind-the-scenes drama from Child’s Play. Plus, more members of DC Comics’ Secret Six may be making their way to live-action soon. Duck! Spoilers ahead!Read more...
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My Secret Shame: I Still Don't Know Everyone's Names on Game of Thrones

It was a cute joke at the beginning. “I watch Game of Thrones, but there are so many characters, I can’t keep them all straight.” But then the show got a second season, a third season, and became one of the biggest, most popular TV shows in history. Names like Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Brienne of Tarth, and Read more...
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5 Ways to Make Friends as an Adult, According to Science

After college ends, or you leave your first job, or you have kids and get sucked into a three-year vortex wherein your closest social contact is with the lovely receptionist at your pediatrician’s office, we...
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If You Smell Things That Aren't Really There, You're Not Alone

A small but very real percentage of people often smell odors that aren’t actually there. About one in 15 Americans over the age of 40 regularly experience so-called phantom odors. But we have no idea why, according to a new study published Thursday in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.Read more...
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In the Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer Danny Rand's Got a New But Familiar Foe

Hey Immortal Iron Fist Guy, the calls are coming from inside the house. The new trailer is here for the second season of Netflix’s Iron Fist, and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) is facing an enemy that’s way too close to home.Read more...
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NASA has just spotted a Muppet on the surface of Mars

There's life on Mars... designed by Jim Henson
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Hubble Paints Picture of the Evolving Universe

Astronomers have just assembled one of the most comprehensive portraits yet of the universe's evolutionary history, based on a broad spectrum of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope and other space and ground-based telescopes. This photo encompasses a sea of approximately 15,000 galaxies -- 12,000 of which are star-forming -- widely distributed in time and space. Astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have captured one of the largest panoramic views ...
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Turkey’s Erdogan Is in a No-Win Situation With Washington

Turkey’s President finds himself locked in a confrontation with Donald Trump, and he has shown himself willing to use economic weapons...
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The Universe's Oldest Galaxies Could Be Right in the Milky Way's Backyard

The Universe’s earliest epochs appear to be written into the small dwarf galaxies orbiting our own galactic home, the Milky Way.Read more...
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Why most people follow routines

Even people who claim to hate routines probably follow quite a few.
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Bayer Vows Stronger Roundup Defense as It Absorbs Monsanto

Bayer AG vowed to step up its defense against a wave of U.S. lawsuits over the herbicide Roundup as it began the formal integration of Monsanto Co., acquired for $66 billion in June. Because U.S. authorities insisted that the businesses operate separately until that sale was complete, Bayer said it previously had been barred from steering Monsanto’s legal strategy. Bayer is facing $289 million in damages after Monsanto lost the first court case stemming from claims that the weed killer causes ...
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Asus Thinks It's Made the Thinnest Gaming Laptops Ever

Asus believes it’s made a big 15-inch and a giant 17-inch gaming laptop you’ll actually want to carry around with you.Read more...
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Elon Musk Says Stress and Long Hours Are Taking a Toll During an 'Excruciating' Year

But he stood by a recent tweet saying he might take Tesla private
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How to Watch Ajit Pai Get Grilled by Congress Over Made-Up FCC Cyberattack

On Thursday, Ajit Pai will have his first appearance before a Senate oversight committee since an internal report revealed the FCC has been falsely claiming its comment system was hit by a cyberattack last year. It’s going to be good and you can watch it live this morning starting at 10am Eastern.Read more...
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Improve Your Workspace's Ergonomics With This One-Day Amazon Sale

Sitting is killing you, but you don’t have to commit to a standing desk for eight hours per day to reap the benefits; with an affordable monitor riser, you can turn any desk into a part time standing desk that raises and lowers on demand.Read more...
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ICARUS neutrino detector installed in new Fermilab home

For four years, three laboratories on two continents have prepared the ICARUS particle detector to capture the interactions of mysterious particles called neutrinos at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, ICARUS moved into its new Fermilab home, a recently completed building that houses the large, 20-meter-long neutrino hunter. Filled with 760 tons of liquid argon, it is one of the largest detectors of its kind in the world.
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The Teenage Miner, the Village and the 709-Carat Diamond That Changed Everything

The 'Peace Diamond,' sold by the government of Sierra Leone for $6.5 million, was found by a 16-year-old, and could change the industry
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Huge Patch of Universe Is Strangely Opaque Despite Its Lack of Galaxies

The mere fact that we live in a universe boggles my mind every once in a while. But thankfully, our cosmic home is a place that follows rules; the laws of physics seem to agree everywhere, and galaxies are uniformly distributed throughout. Except for in this 300-million-light-year-long region, which seems to be…Read more...
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President Trump Says Media Is 'the Opposition Party' After 350 Newspapers Push Back on 'Fake News' Attacks

350 newspapers from Maine to Hawaii published editorials about free press
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Apple Hacked by Biggest Teen Fan: Report

A teenager in Melbourne, Australia, is facing criminal charges after he reportedly hacked Apple’s secure computer network multiple times.Read more...
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Women's trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase

Women's trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase
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Hey Artists, Stop Putting Shiny Crap Into Space

As if there isn’t already enough junk in space, an artist is planning to launch a reflective, inflatable sculpture to low Earth orbit in October. The art piece is meant to instill a sense of wonder and alter humanity’s impression of itself, but in reality it’s an empty gesture that’ll only serve to infuriate…Read more...
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Don't worry, your cereal probably won't poison you with pesticides

It may seem like an alarmist local news story to declare your breakfast could kill you, but a new independent study claims that some of your favorite cereals could contain unsafe levels of a chemical used in a popular weed killer. The report, from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), was published online Wednesday and outlines the levels of the chemical glyphosate they found in various breakfast cereals and snacks.  Glyphosate is the major ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp and one at the cen...
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U.S. Says New Tariffs on Turkey to Stay as Qatar Comes to President Erdogan's Aid

The U.S. and Turkey remained locked in a stalemate that has jolted global markets, as the White House said new tariffs on Turkish goods would remain and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a financial lifeline from Qatar that should buy him time.
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British warship joins forces with American F-35B jets

Defense Specialist Allison Barrie on why Britain's largest warship ever, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, is joining forces with the most powerful American-made stealth fighter jets in the world, the F-35B's.
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Amazon Apparently Wants to Destroy TiVo Now

Poor TiVo. The pioneer of live TV recording was just minding its own business, muddling along in a world it doesn’t recognize when news broke that Amazon is looking to start a fight. That’s all it takes to send investors fleeing. But why does reportedly Amazon want in on this antiquated market?Read more...
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Genome points to inbreeding, disease behind bumblebee decline: research

(Reuters) - Researchers in Canada playing detective with the yellow-banded bumblebee's genome have found evidence that inbreeding and disease are the likely reasons for the decline of the species, York University's Associate Professor Amro Zayed told Reuters. The team led by Zayed, Sheila Colla and biology researcher Clement Kent believes it is the first time the genome of an at-risk bumblebee has been sequenced. "We took one queen and used new sequencing technology that gave us very long stre...
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