Trump’s Irresponsible Denial of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Deaths

President Trump provoked outrage on Twitter and in the media in mid-September with his tweets that denied the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria in 2017 and blamed Democrats for artificially elevating it.

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AT&T and Harman bring connected features to your existing car

AT&T and Harman bring connected features to your existing car

AT&T is joining the ranks of carriers that can bring a whole suite of connected car technology to older passenger vehicles. It’s launching the Harman Spark, an OBD-II dongle that adds diagnostics, tracking and LTE data to cars from 1996 and beyo…

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Instagram founders reportedly resign from Facebook

Instagram founders reportedly resign from Facebook

Just about six years after Facebook closed its $1 billion purchase of Instagram, both of the company’s founders are resigning, according to a report from The New York Times. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger served as the company’s CEO and CTO, respecti…

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Scale Can Measure Medicine–And Play A Scale, Too

Scale Can Measure Medicine–And Play A Scale, Too

Researchers have designed a musical instrument that can detect counterfeit drugs by the pitch of its notes. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Telltale Games suggests more ‘The Walking Dead’ episodes could arrive

Telltale Games suggests more ‘The Walking Dead’ episodes could arrive

On Friday Telltale Games abruptly shut down, laying off most of its employees without warning. The studio was in the midst of wrapping up the Final Season of its The Walking Dead series, and tomorrow will release the second of four scheduled episodes…

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What’s on TV: ‘FIFA 19,’ ‘The Good Place’ and ‘Forza Horizon 4’

What’s on TV: ‘FIFA 19,’ ‘The Good Place’ and ‘Forza Horizon 4’

Fall TV returns at full strength this week, with new seasons of shows we love like The Good Place and Chef’s Table on Netflix. There are also new shows to look out for, including God Friended Me on CBS, the Magnum P.I. reboot and FX’s criminal/magici…

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Walmart will use blockchain to ensure the safety of leafy greens

Walmart will use blockchain to ensure the safety of leafy greens

Walmart is anxious about the safety of its food following bacterial outbreaks for lettuce and other food, and it’s hoping technology will set shoppers’ minds at ease. It’s telling its leafy green suppliers to use a blockchain system (designed with IB…

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Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers

Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers

The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by scientists tracking environment changes.

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Twitter will help you prepare for election day

Twitter will help you prepare for election day

As the US heads closer to November’s midterm elections, a number of social platforms are making an effort to encourage their users to vote. The latest to join in is Twitter, which launched its #BeAVoter campaign today. Through the campaign, Twitter w…

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Amazon Echo Link adds Alexa and inputs to powered speakers for $200 – CNET

Amazon Echo Link adds Alexa and inputs to powered speakers for $200 – CNET

The Amazon Echo Link adds the ability to stream multiroom music to an existing powered system.

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2019 Audi Q3 first drive review: Patience is a virtue – Roadshow

2019 Audi Q3 first drive review: Patience is a virtue – Roadshow

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Birds’ voiceboxes are odd ducks

Birds’ voiceboxes are odd ducks

Birds’ voiceboxes are in their chests instead of their throats like mammals and reptiles. Scientists aren’t sure how or why birds evolved these unique voiceboxes, but a new study sheds some light on how they came about. Similarities in the windpipes of birds, crocodiles, cats, mice, and salamanders suggest that birds’ weird voiceboxes might have arisen from a windpipe reinforcement. From this, scientists can learn about the sounds bird ancestors — dinosaurs — made.

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Common weed killer linked to bee deaths

Common weed killer linked to bee deaths

Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is evidence that glyphosate might be contributing to the decline of honey bees and native bees around the world.

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Evidence that addictive behaviors have strong links with ancient retroviral infection

Evidence that addictive behaviors have strong links with ancient retroviral infection

New research shows that an ancient retrovirus — HK2 — is more frequently found in drug addicts and thus is significantly associated with addiction.

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New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning

New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning

Researchers have developed a new way to model seismic risk, which they hope will better inform disaster risk reduction planning in earthquake-prone areas.

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