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Flying Insect Numbers Fall by 75 Percent, Threatening 'Ecological Armageddon'
The total number of flying insects in protected areas in Germany has dropped by over 75 percent in the past 27 years. Scientists noted the major decline of bees, butterflies, moths and other winged creatures across 63 key areas and said it could not be ...
Flying Insects Have Decreased in Number by Over 75 Percent in Recent DecadesSeeker
'This is very alarming!': Flying insects vanish from nature preservesDuluth News Tribune
Alarm over decline in flying insectsBBC News
CNN -euronews -Inhabitat -Evening Standard
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Verizon Expects Big Sales for the Apple iPhone X
Although sales of Apple's new iPhone 8 models appear to be slower than anticipated, Verizon is expecting a big pick up in sales for the more expensive iPhone X, which will be available for preorder starting next week. Only 5.5% of Verizon (VZ, +3.56%) ...
Never-before-seen photos show iPhone X and empty Steve Jobs Theater before September eventBGR
Rumor claims Apple cutting iPhone 8 production orders in halfAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Production Will Reportedly Drop Nearly 50% When iPhone X LaunchesMac Rumors
Business Insider -Reuters -9to5Mac -Bloomberg
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Big Nintendo Switch Update Released, Adds Nice New Features
A big new update for the Nintendo Switch is out now. Update 4.0.0 adds a number of notable and welcome features, perhaps the biggest of which are video capture support and the ability to transfer data to a new system. It's a big update. With the update ...
Nintendo Switch tiptoes toward letting users back up their dataArs Technica
Nintendo Switch outsells Sony and Microsoft heading into the holiday seasonVentureBeat
Nintendo Switch update adds video capture and save data transfersPolygon
Engadget -PCMag -The Verge -Kotaku
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New Pokémon Are Coming To 'Pokémon GO' For Halloween, Starting Tomorrow
I write about video games and technology. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Credit: Niantic. Pokemon GO Halloween. Halloween will start in Pokémon GO tomorrow, October 20, bringing with it double candy bonuses from catching, ...
Pokémon Go's Halloween event adds new, third-gen Pokémon this weekPolygon
Pokemon Go's Gen 3 Creatures And Halloween Event Officially Confirmed, Here's All The DetailsGameSpot
Pokémon Go's Halloween update introduces new monsters from Ruby and SapphireThe Verge
BGR -Kotaku -9to5Mac
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The Verge
Pixel vs. Pixel 2: the five biggest changes
The Verge
It's no secret around these parts that I've been deeply enamored with Google's Pixel. That Android smartphone came almost out of nowhere last year to claim the crown of best mobile camera, and in the process it swept me up as a loyal fan as well. Sure ...
People are completely flipping out over issues with the Pixel 2's displayBGR
iFixit rips apart the Pixel 2 XL, checks out Google's first consumer SoCArs Technica
OK Google, Pixel 2 not best smartphone camera — but closeUSA TODAY
Android Headlines -Business Insider -9to5Google -SlashGear
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A New Era For Astronomy Has Begun
Some 130 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed Earth, two dead stars in a far-away galaxy collided violently, after spiraling around each other for millions of years. Story continues below. Most Viewed Stories. President Trump shows an executive ...
Why astrophysicists observing merging neutron starsSalon
UF assists in major astronomical discoveryThe Independent Florida Alligator
Witnessing the collision of two neutron stars is a 'textbook changer.' Here's whyPBS NewsHour

Google's AlphaGo AI no longer requires human input to master Go
Google's AlphaGo already beat us puny humans to become the best at the Chinese board game of Go. Now, it's done with humans altogether. DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary behind the artificial intelligence, just announced AlphaGo Zero. The latest ...
Artificial Intelligence Continues to Barrel AheadMother Jones
Google's AI Has Made Some Pretty Huge Leaps This WeekSlate Magazine (blog)
New neural network teaches itself Go, spanks the prosArs Technica
TechRadar -MIT Technology Review -The Guardian -Silicon UK
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The Guardian
Dogs have pet facial expressions to use on humans, study finds
The Guardian
'The presence of food had no impact on the animals' expressions, suggesting canine facial expressions were not just down to excitement.' Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA. Animal behaviour. Dogs have pet facial expressions to use on humans, study finds.
The science of puppy dog
Puppies are body language experts who can manipulate owners, say scientistsGeo News, Pakistan

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The Guardian
Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of moon
The Guardian
Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan's space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could be turned into an exploration ...
Colonizing the Moon: Scientists Discover Lava Tubes That Could House an Underground CityNewsweek
Caves discovered on the Moon raise hope for human colonizationFox News
New Discovery Takes Us One Step Closer To Living On The MoonTech Times -BGR -

Common Sense Media: Mobile usage soars among US kids
According to a new report from Common Sense Media, mobile screen time use among US kids eight and under has tripled since 2013 to become nearly as popular as television. By Elizabeth Foster. October 19, 2017. A new study from Common Sense Media ...
Survey: Digital Divide Is ClosingMultichannel News
Children in low income families spend lots of time with electronicsABC NEWS 4

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