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American Bumblebees Have Disappeared From 8 States and Could Face Extinction

Long-time Slashdot reader phalse phace quotes USA Today: The dwindling populations of the American bumblebee and their complete disappearance from eight states has led to a call for the bee to be placed under the Endangered Species Act before they f.....»»

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Former "Donkey Kong" Record Holder Billy Mitchell May Now Sue Twin Galaxies

"Billy Mitchell always has a plan," said Billy Mitchell in the 2007 documentary about Donkey Kong high scores, The King of Kong. And he tweeted the phrase again Wednesday. GameSpot explains why. "Billy Mitchell, the professional gamer and hot sauce.....»»

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Study Discovers Workers Maintained the Same Productivity With Shorter Work Weeks

Bloomberg reports: Even as the Covid-19 pandemic forced companies around the world to reimagine the workplace, researchers in Iceland were already conducting two trials of a shorter work week that involved about 2,500 workers — more than 1% of.....»»

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Proposed Change Could Speed Python Dramatically

"One of Python's long-standing weaknesses, its inability to scale well in multithreaded environments, is the target of a new proposal among the core developers of the popular programming language," reports InfoWorld: Developer Sam Gross has proposed.....»»

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China Launches 6-Month Crewed Mission, Cements Position as Global Space Power

"China launched a three-person crew into space in the early hours of Saturday," reports CNN, calling it "a major step for the country's young space program, which is rapidly becoming one of the world's most advanced..." They will dock at China's new.....»»

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Amazon"s Ring Doorbell Can Violate Your Neighbor"s Privacy, a UK Judge Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: A judge in the U.K. has ruled that a man infringed on his neighbor's privacy by using Amazon's Ring doorbell without prior consent. According to The Guardian, Jon Woodard had installed a Ring doorbell.....»»

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Bitcoin Tops $60,000, Rising 50% in 24 Days

Less than a month ago Bitcoin's price was $40,683. Last night it reached $61,369 — a gain of more than 50% in just 24 days. CNN attributes the October surge to "hopes that the Securities and Exchange Commission will soon approve a bitcoin fut.....»»

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Epic Says It"s "Open" To Blockchain Games After Steam Bans Them

Epic tells The Verge that it's "open to games that support cryptocurrency or blockchain-based assets" on its game store, unlike its competitor Valve which has banned games that feature blockchain technology or NFTs from Steam. From the report: When w.....»»

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Russian Spacecraft"s Thrusters Tilt the International Space Station - Again

"Unplanned thruster firings by a Russian spacecraft briefly knocked the International Space Station off-kilter Friday, the second such incident in less than three months," reports Space.com: The spacecraft involved today was the Soyuz MS-18, which i.....»»

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Drones Have Now Been Used To Deliver Lungs For Medical Transplant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ExtremeTech: The world's first drone delivery of lungs has gone down in history as a success. Unither Bioelectronique, a bioengineering firm focused on organ transportation, recently completed a "proof-of-conc.....»»

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Astronomers Spot First Known Exoplanet To Survive Its Dying Star

"In our new paper, published in Nature, we report the discovery of the first known exoplanet to survive the death of its star without having its orbit altered by other planets moving around -- circling a distance comparable to those between the Sun a.....»»

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Researchers Show Facebook"s Ad Tools Can TarSingle User

A new research paper written by a team of academics and computer scientists from Spain and Austria has demonstrated that it's possible to use Facebook's targeting tools to deliver an ad exclusively to a single individual if you know enough about the.....»»

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Jack Dorsey Says Square May Build Open-Source Bitcoin Mining System

Square CEO Jack Dorsey says the company is starting a "deep technical investigation" to create an open-source Bitcoin mining system. It comes as the price of Bitcoin passed $62,000 while threatening to pass the all-time high of $65,000. The Independe.....»»

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Former Boeing 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Indicted For Fraud

Mark Forkner, Boeing's 737 Max chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development, has been charged with misleading aviation regulators about safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the 737 Max. According to the U.S. Department of Justice,.....»»

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Valve Bans Blockchain Games and NFTs On Steam

Games that use blockchain technology or let users exchange NFTs or cryptocurrencies won't be allowed on Steam, according to a rule added to Valve's "What you shouldn't publish on Steam" list. The Verge reports: The change was pointed out by SpacePira.....»»

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Pine64 Announces Updated PinePhone Pro Linux Powered Cellphone

Pine64 today announced its latest Linux-powered device, the PinePhone Pro, an update to the original PinePhone which sees a more powerful device running mainline Linux (Manjaro in this case) on a mobile device that works as a cellphone and a desktop.....»»

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Tether Fined $41 Million For Lying About Fiat Currency Backing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Tether will pay $41 million to settle allegations it lied in claiming its digital tokens were fully backed by fiat currencies, putting a major compliance headache behind the world's biggest issuer o.....»»

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Apple Takes Down Koran App in China

Apple has taken down one of the world's most popular Koran apps in China, following a request from officials. From a report: Quran Majeed is available across the world on the App Store -- and has nearly 150,000 reviews. It is used by millions of Musl.....»»

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South Korea Targets Apple Over New App Store Regulation

Apple was on a collision course with South Korea on Friday over new requirements that it stop forcing app developers to use its payment systems, with a government official warning of a possible investigation into the iPhone maker's compliance. From a.....»»

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Americans Perceive a Rise in Extreme Weather, Pew Finds

Americans are taking notice of extreme weather events, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. From a report: Two-thirds of Americans say extreme weather events in the U.S. have been occurring more frequently than in the past, while only 28% s.....»»

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