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Florida’s Diverse Landscape Pictured From Space

This is a lovely view of Florida captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite, showing the structured geometries of agriculture in the north and the Everglades National Park in the south.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 24th

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MIT Is Developing an AI Cancer Diagnosis System

Diagnosing cancer is a depressingly common activity in hospitals—but spotting subtle variations in tumor types can require sifting through hundreds of previous cases. At MIT, though, researchers are developing a system that uses Artificial Intelligence to speed up that process.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 24th

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How Not to Write an Email to Your Tutor (or Boss, For That Matter)

For those of you at college, here’s what not to say in an email to your teaching assistant. For those yet to get to college, remember this. For those in their 30s: students email their lecturers these days! [PHD Comics]

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Jamie Condliffe

April 24th

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How Not to Write an Email to Your Tutor (or Boss, For That Matter)

For those of you at college, here’s what not to say in an email to your teaching assistant. For those yet to get to college, remember this. For those in their 30s: students email their lecturers these days! [PHD Comics]

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Jamie Condliffe

April 24th

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How the Nature of Invention Has Changed Over the Past 150 Years

Not all inventions are born equal. Some spring from nowhere to create an entirely new class of technology; others assemble existing ideas to create useful new products. Now, researchers have shown that the past century’s seen a steady increase in invention by the combination of concepts—but less in the way of pure discovery.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 24th

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Banishing These Florescent Cells Could Save Your Sight

Do not shield your eyes. These bright biological blobs may look like something from a garish 80s party, but they could help crack the age-related macular degeneration that causes eyesight to deteriorate over time.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 24th

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Security Researcher: It’s “Trivial to Bypass  Security Tools on Macs”

Time was, Mac owners could sit smugly in the knowledge that their computer was far safer than a Windows machine. But the rise of Apple brought the rise of hacker interest—and now a researcher claims that it’s “trivial for any attacker to bypass the security tools on Macs.”

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Jamie Condliffe

April 24th

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Why Not Try This Newly Discovered 1,900-Year-Old Hangover Cure?

Most people like a drink—even the ancient Egyptians, it seems. While sifting through ancient texts, researchers have found a reference to a “drunken headache cure” that was used 1,900 years ago.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 23rd

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Solitaire Is Making a Comeback on Windows 10

Following user feedback, Microsoft decided to reinstate the Star Menu in Windows 10 . Now, it seems Solitaire is being brought back to life, too.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 23rd

Windows

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Could Have Leaked Your Fingerprints to Hackers

Your fingerprint is a more valuable security resource than your password—you can change a password, after all. So it’s worrying to hear that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 contains a vulnerability that could leave your fingerprint wide open for hackers to clone.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 23rd

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