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Getting to Mars may happen only if we can grow food in space  PHYS.ORG · 39 minutes
Decades after the last human set foot on the moon, NASA is contemplating setting up a permanent base there or sending astronauts... more
Epidemiological model lends insight to chlamydia outbreak in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 3 minutes
Mathematical models that quantify the dynamics of infectious diseases are crucial predictive tools for the control of ongoing and future outbreaks. An infection's basic reproduction number (R0) is especially important... more
Palo Alto Networks to acquire Demisto for $560M  TechCrunch · 28 minutes
Palo Alto Networks announced today that it intends to acquire security startup, Demisto, for $560 million. The company sees a tool that can help enhance the Palo Alto security portfolio by adding... more
Medical News Today: How to stretch your hands and wrists  MNT · 19 minutes
Keeping the hands and wrists strong and mobile can help reduce the chances of injury. These stretches can help anyone who regularly works with their hands reduce stiffness... more
SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions  TechCrunch · 28 minutes
Last year, Spotify took a stake in music distribution service DistroKid. Apple acquired Platoon. And today, SoundCloud announced it’s adding its own music distribution tools to its premium... more
Preventing 'cell wall remodeling' may hold key to defeating intransigent super bugs  PHYS.ORG · 3 minutes
B. multivorans is a notorious pathogen that can cause infections such as pneumonia in immune-compromised individuals with underlying lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis. This... more
Fortnite turns into SSX with the long-awaited driftboard  THE VERGE · 2 hours
The snow may be subsiding, but Fortnite finally has its snowboard. After a delay late last year, developer Epic has... more
YouTube updates channel strike system with one-time warning and more consistent punishments  THE VERGE · 2 hours
YouTube is overhauling its community guidelines with a new system for warning channels that break the rules. The new system is meant to be... more
The death penalty, an American tradition on the decline  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Capital punishment has been practiced on American soil for more than 400 years. Historians have documented nearly 16,000 executions, accomplished by burning, hanging, firing squad, electrocution, lethal gas and lethal... more
School climate strikes: What next for the latest generation of activists?  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
School students across the UK (and the world) went on strike on February 15, leaving their lessons to protest the lack of effective action on climate... more
9to5Mac Daily: February 19, 2019  9to5Mac · 33 minutes
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google... more
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Sculpted by Stress  ASTRO WATCH · 58 minutes
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in... more
Meet DeepSqueak, an algorithm built to decode ultrasonic rat squeaks  THE VERGE · 1 hour
Researchers at the University of Washington recently unveiled a remarkable software tool known as DeepSqueak. The... more
Google is holding a mysterious gaming press event at GDC next month  THE VERGE · 1 hour
Google is planning to hold a mysterious gaming-related event at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) next month. Google has started emailing invites to members... more
TweetDeck for Mac Should Crash Less Often Following Latest Update  MacRumors · 2 hours
TweetDeck for Mac has been updated with backend improvements that are said to "significantly improve the... more
Leica Q2 leaks out ahead of rumored March announcement  THE VERGE · 29 minutes
It’s been nearly four years since Leica released the original Leica Q, and now it looks like its... more
Multicellular Life Began 1.5 Billion Years Earlier than Thought  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 hour
Approximately 2.1-billion-year-old fossilized tracks discovered in Gabon suggest the existence of a cluster of single cells that came... more
Writing on the wall  ESA · 34 minutes
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The hunt for micrometeorites in Antarctica more
Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States  MacRumors · 1 hour
As part of its efforts to rebuild Apple Maps, Apple has been collecting street-level data with LiDAR-equipped vehicles... more
Redis Labs raises a $60M Series E round  TechCrunch · 2 hours
Redis Labs, a startup that offers commercial services around the Redis in-memory data store (and which counts Redis creator and lead developer Salvatore Sanfilippo among its employees), today announced that it has... more’s clipping service allows gamers to share the moments of their digital lives  TechCrunch · 1 hour
As online gaming becomes the new social forum for living out virtual lives, a new startup called has raised $3.5 million... more
Apex Legends has three in-game currencies; here's what they're for  Windows Central · 1 hour
It's not pay-to-win, but there are a lot of things to buy in Apex Legends. Apex Legends is the exciting new Battle Royale game by Respawn Entertainment and... more
Medical News Today: What causes cramps after sex?  MNT · 2 hours
Cramps after sex can occur for several reasons, from a simple muscle strain to more serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor in this article. more
Customs Letter About a Long-Lost Suitcase Leads to Artifacts from Desert with Early 'Jesus' Painting  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 hours
The ancient desert village of Shivta in southern Israel made headlines when archaeologists discovered a wall painting there... more
Hands-on: Brydge Keyboard for the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the real deal
The death penalty, an American tradition on the decline
Fortnite turns into SSX with the long-awaited driftboard
YouTube updates channel strike system with one-time warning and more consistent punishments
School climate strikes: What next for the latest generation of activists?
Huawei P30 to be announced on March 26th in Paris
Comment: The rumored iPad mini 5 only makes sense if it gets a substantial price cut
Lightsaber dueling recognized as official sport in France
Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Buds leak in TV commercial
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites
16-Inch MacBook Pro, 6K Apple Display, AirPower, AirPods 2 and More Predicted for 2019 [Video]
Android Q may change the back button to a gesture
Android Q may change the back button to a gesture
Why sparks fly when you microwave grapes
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Hands-on with the new Google Home Interpreter Mode [Video]