Upgraded doomsday vault gets new seed deposits

Today, the so-called “doomsday” vault in Norway is taking in its biggest deposit of seeds since vital upgrades in 2019. The deposit will feature over 60,000 seed samples from 36 different groups — the most to send their seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault at one time. That includes the Cherokee Nation, the first tribe based in the US to More...

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By admin On Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Purdue online students can now graduate in VR

Purdue University Global will let some graduates join its 2020 commencement ceremony through virtual reality. Around 75 students will get a Google Cardboard-style VR viewer and watch the ceremony through a 360-degree More...

By admin On Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Sony’s new Xperia 1 II adds 5G to its lineup of tall phones

One year after the debut of its super-tall Xperia 1, Sony is back with a successor, the obscenely titled Xperia 1 II. In Europe the handset will be Sony’s first to support 5G, where it will be able to connect More...

By admin On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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The 13 best travel mugs

If you’re an avid coffee drinker and you’re toying with the idea of a zero-waste (or lower-waste) lifestyle, your first step should be bringing your own thermos or mug to your local java spot. Trading your More...

By admin On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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Twitter suspends 70 pro-Michael Bloomberg accounts for ‘platform manipulation’

Twitter announced Friday that it would suspend 70 accounts that posted content in support of Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, first reported by the Los Angeles Times. “We have taken enforcement More...

By admin On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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Donald Trump ads will take over YouTube for Election Day

YouTube’s homepage will feature ads in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on election day 2020, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Trump’s reelection campaign bought out YouTube’s masthead ad More...

By admin On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
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Google addresses Huawei ban and warns customers not to sideload apps like Gmail and YouTube

Google on Friday evening published a support article meant to clarify the ongoing situation with Huawei. Last year, the United States government barred companies in the US from working with the Chinese hardware More...

By admin On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
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Coronavirus email hoax led to violent protests in Ukraine

An email that appeared to come from Ukraine’s ministry of health containing false information about coronavirus cases in the country led to a number of violent protests and standoffs with police, reports BuzzFeed More...

By admin On Friday, February 21st, 2020
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Company buying .org offers to sign a contract banning price hikes

Ethos Capital, the company controversially buying the .org top-level domain, is trying to appease critics with a set of new rules. The legally binding agreements would ban steep fee increases for nonprofit domain More...

By admin On Friday, February 21st, 2020
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Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory is back on track following environmental challenge

Preparation work for Tesla’s Gigafactory near Berlin can continue, less than a week after work had to be paused due to concerns raised by local environmental activists, Bloomberg reports. Yesterday, a court More...