‘Even more beautiful’: should Notre Dame get a modern spire?

April 21, 2019

It is less than a week since the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and the response has swung from global grief at an architectural tragedy, to relief that the damage was not as extensive as it could have been, and on to matters of reconstruction. President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the 13th-century landmark will be rebuilt […]

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How to control the lighting of your Razer peripherals

April 20, 2019

Sometimes it feels like, no matter where you look, PC gaming equipment is festooned with RGB lighting. If you use Razer gear, however, there’s an easy way to control it. If you’re not a fan of gaming’s fascination with multicolor lighting, then I’m going to show you how to shut off all of the LEDs […]

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Indianapolis-Based Company Recalls Melon Products in 16 States After Salmonella Outbreak

April 14, 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) — An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Kroger, […]

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The Assange prosecution threatens modern journalism

April 13, 2019

 ‘Journalistic scrutiny is a key democratic safeguard against governmental misconduct.’ Photograph: Peter Rae/AAP The US government’s indictment of Julian Assange is about far more than a charge of conspiring to hack a Pentagon computer. Many of the acts detailed in the indictment are standard journalistic practices in the digital age. How authorities in the UK respond to […]

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This Newfound Extinct Human Lineage Also Mated with Modern Humans

April 12, 2019

The mysterious Denisovans are known only from fossils unearthed in the Denisova Cave, shown here, in the Altai Mountains in Siberia. Credit: Bence Viola, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology A newfound extinct human lineage that lived in New Guinea interbred with modern humans, a new study finds. This lineage’s genetic differences from other humans […]

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Rise of low-value products to buoy paint firms’ volume growth

April 10, 2019

Low-value products such as putty and distemper are fast gaining traction. A recent survey of around 30 paint dealers across India conducted by IIFL Institutional Equities Ltd indicated sustained market share gains for these products in the March quarter. Since the market for these products is largely fragmented, getting a handle on their market size […]

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This $90 light strip adds accent lighting wherever you need it – here’s how I use it around my home

April 6, 2019

It’s already pretty easy to connect everyday lights like basic bulbs or lamps to a smart home setup. Now it’s even easier to implement targeted options like light strips wherever you need additional lighting like behind TV stands or under the stairs. And when it comes to smart lighting, there’s really no brand better than Philips and […]

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Apple’s Future Plans And Products: 5 Things We Learned This Week

April 5, 2019

There’s no rest for the Apple watchers. Following last week’s Apple services event and the bombshell that AirPower was being discontinued, this week was another busy one for Apple-related news. This time, much of the news surrounded the future of the iPhone. A number of separate reports indicated what we can expect—and not expect, as the […]

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Mapped: historic public transit systems v their modern equivalents

April 3, 2019

Los Angeles was once served by the Pacific Electric Railway, which boasted in its marketing that it was largest electric railway system in the world. The 1926 map here is based on original service guides I found in the Los Angeles Public Library, with assistance from the Los Angeles Metro’s archivists. It is popularly believed […]

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Technology can help us end the scourge of modern slavery. Here’s how

April 2, 2019

Modern slavery: it’s a strange term. The word ‘modern‘ generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge. Juxtapose that with the word ‘slavery’. A most outdated concept. Captivity. Bondage. Oppression and repression. In the 21st century, slavery is surely something that only crazed individuals or dictators could possibly countenance. Sadly, however, there are 40 million […]

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