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Christo Will Personally Pay to Deep-Clean London’s Serpentine Lake After His Mastaba Sculpture Is Removed

Christo and the late Jeanne Claude’s monumental floating sculpture, The London Mastaba, is a gift that will keep on giving, apparently. After the pyramid-like work of art—made of more than 7,500 oil barrels—comes down, the artist is funding a range...

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Locarno 2018 Review: ALICE T., Romanian Cinema in Reinvention

Contemporary Romanian cinema has established its steady presence in world cinema after the new wave boom. New talent emerged this year at Berlinale, where Ioana Uricaru introduced Lemonade, while experienced filmmaker Radu Jude netted the top honor at this year's...

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Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

Our friends at the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) are gearing up for another festival jammed with genre goodness. Less than a month from now the festival dedicated to showcasing fantastic cinema from around the world will thrill locals at...

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These small town firefighters will leave you hot & bothered

  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Paris, TX firefighter Chase Reynolds performs "Barbie Girl" as part of a lip synch video. Screenshot Firefighters in Paris, Texas have made a video that’s quickly going viral – for good reason....

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UK Financial Authority Creates Global Alliance for Fintech Innovation Collaboration

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Decentralized Apps Might Be the Future but They’re Not the Present

Technology To their proponents, dapps – decentralized applications – are the future of internet. To their critics, they’re multi-million dollar sinkholes, with huge development costs, poor UI, and no users. Are dapps like Augur and IDEX early test cases for...

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Iran sanctions: Trump warns trading partners

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS-Iran sanctions: What do they mean? US President Donald Trump has issued a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country. "Anyone doing business with...

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Disease X and the Unknowability of the Next Epidemic

Disease X n. A dire contagion requiring immediate attention—but which we don’t yet know about. In 2013 a virus jumped from an animal to a child in a remote Guinean village. Three years later, more than 11,000 people in six...

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South Korean Biotech Firm to Use Blockchain for Genomic Big Data Ecosystem

Public South Korean biotech enterprise Macrogen, the country’s leading gene sequencing service provider, is developing a genomic big data blockchain-based platform together with local tech firm Bigster, according to an August 6 press release. The new partnership will leverage blockchain...

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US DEA: Criminal Activity in Cryptocurrency Has Dropped 80 Percent Since 2013

An agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has noted that Bitcoin’s (BTC) role in crimes has dropped to just 10 percent of transactions, while transactions themselves have “grown tremendously,” Bloomberg reports August 7. In an interview, DEA special...

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As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

For the developers of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince...

/ August 7, 2018
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Moto Z3 Play Review: Unlocked and Loaded

Would you like a Mod to go with that Moto? After three iterations of the Moto Z, it’s clear that Motorola still believes in its line of snap-on magnetic phone accessories. And it should. There are a lot of intriguing...

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How Much Power Does It Take to Fly in a Real-Life Jet Suit?

[embedded content] This isn't actually a real Iron Man suit. But it does fly. It's a flying suit made by Gravity Industries, a young British startup that builds what they call 'jet suits.' The system uses six kerosene-powered jet thrusters...

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Robert Reich On The Possibility of Trump Starting A Civil War | Op-Ed | NowThis

Trump has been waging a war on 'truth-tellers' since he got into office — and we shouldn't be taking his 'Deep State' conspiracy theory lightly. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook »...

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How Many Drinks You’ve Had Now Considered Legitimate Way To Measure Time

Using the number of drinks you have had to measure a period of time is now recognised as a legitimate method by the International Association of Things and Stuff. According to experts, when in an environment where alcohol is being...

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Bitcoin ATMs Now In The Thousands Around the World

News Coinatmradar.com reports a milestone of the 3,500 threshold being crossed for bitcoin ATMs (BATM) installed across the globe. One of the goals behind bitcoin automated teller machines is ease of onboarding to the world of crypto. A bear market...

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Scale API Wants Self-Driving Cars to Share Data

On July 4, swarms of sugar-happy children, sparkler laden teens, and buzzed, burger-full adults crowd the streets in cities across the US. They stagger in packs, waving flags and wearing flags, acting, and let’s not mince words here, like very...

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The One Telecom Group That Actually Supports Net Neutrality

The battle lines over net neutrality are firmly drawn. On one side are internet advocacy groups, large tech companies, and most Democrats. On the other are free-market adherents, telecom companies, and most Republicans. Then there’s Charles "Chip" Pickering, a conservative...

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Inuk woman ‘begging and pleading’ for help fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut

Bernice Clarke's mother died in 2015. She was sick with tuberculosis and succumbed to complications resulting from treatment. Now, three years later, Clarke says nothing has changed and she doesn't feel safe. "I'm scared to be sick in Nunavut," said...

/ August 7, 2018