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How does Google rank its news search results?

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:39

How the Google search retrieves results is a closely guarded trade secret, but a few things are known about the mysterious algorithm.


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Heat suspend team executive amid federal investigation

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:57

A Miami Heat executive is under federal investigation, suspected of taking $13.4 million in sponsorship money from the Sacramento Kings, his former employer. The Heat suspended Jeffrey R. David after learning federal prosecutors suspect he ran a money-laundering operation that sent $9 million of money from the Golden 1 Credit Union and another $4.4 million from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation into his account instead of the team's. The Sacramento Bee reported the investigation on Thursday. David, 44, served as the chief revenue officer for the Kings until June 1, when the team eliminated his job.


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Small leak discovered on Russian side of International Space Station, NASA says

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:45

A small pressure leak was discovered on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Flight controllers at mission control centers in Houston and Moscow began seeing signs of the leak Wednesday night when the six-member crew aboard the orbital outpost were asleep. Flight controllers monitored the situation until the crew awakened at their normal time Thursday morning since they were in "no danger," NASA said in a press release.


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Bill Browder: John McCain Helped Target Putin's Cronies and for That Reason He’ll Always Be My Hero

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:41

Putin's top critic remembers McCain's passion for justice in pushing for the Magnitsky Act


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Court blocks construction of Canada pipeline to Pacific

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:38

A Canadian court on Thursday quashed the government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific, siding with indigenous people worried that increased tanker traffic will harm whales along the coast. The ruling was cheered by opponents of the nation's largest resource project in decades, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's administration suggested it had been dealt a temporary setback and vowed to carry on. In its decision, the Federal Court of Appeal said Ottawa -- which is expected to close a deal on Friday to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan for Can$4.5 billion (US$3.5 billion) -- must take a second look at the project, taking greater care to consult with indigenous tribes and consider marine traffic impacts.


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Low-Carb Diets May Not Be Healthy in the Long Run, Study Says

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:54

They're linked to a higher risk of death, compared to carb-rich diets


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NASA Already Lost the Satellite It Just Found in January

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:47

The IMAGE satellite was lost in 2005 and rediscovered early this year. Now, NASA says it may have lost it again.


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Global warming could spur more and hungrier crop-eating bugs

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:43

WASHINGTON (AP) — A warmer world likely means more and hungrier insects chomping on crops and less food on dinner plates, a new study suggests.


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Crops Already Ravaged by Climate Change Face a New Threat: Hungrier Bugs

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:38

"In general, insect metabolism is temperature dependent."


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Global warming will make insects hungrier, eating up key crops: study

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:24

Researchers have found a new way that global warming is bad for the planet: more hungry bugs. Rising temperatures will stimulate insects' appetites -- and make some prone to reproducing more quickly -- spelling danger for key staples like wheat, corn and rice which feed billions of people, researchers said Thursday. "When it gets warmer, pest metabolism increases," said Scott Merrill, a researcher at the University of Vermont and co-author of the study in the journal Science.


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Three Suspects from New Mexico Compound Go Free After Prosecutors Miss Procedural Deadline

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:21

The father of a 3-year-old boy who was found dead in a New Mexico compound, his partner and members of his extended family had charges dismissed against them in court.


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California Man Threatened to Kill Boston Globe Journalists Over Trump Editorials, Prosecutors Say

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:22

The man was arrested and called journalists the 'enemy of the people'


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Here's When Apple's Next Big Event Will Take Place

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:41

Three new iPhones are rumored to be on the way


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Court blocks construction of Canada pipeline to Pacific

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:34

A Canadian court on Thursday quashed the government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific, siding with indigenous people worried that increased tanker traffic will harm whales along the coast. In its decision, the Federal Court of Appeal said Ottawa -- which reached a deal in May to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan for Can$4.5 billion (US$3.5 billion) -- must take a second look at the project, taking greater care to consult with indigenous tribes and consider marine traffic impacts. The pipeline was to move 890,000 barrels of oil a day from landlocked Alberta province to the Pacific coast for export overseas, replacing a smaller crumbling conduit built in 1953.


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'John McCain's Impact on America is Not Over.' Joe Biden Honors Late Senator's Legacy with Stirring Eulogy

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:32

Sen. John McCain will be honored with a memorial in Arizona on Thursday. Former Vice President Joe Biden will pay tribute.


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NASA Detects Small Leak on the ISS – and the Russian Crew Is Fixing It With Rags and Junk

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:15

The depressurization did not pose an immediate threat to astronauts, NASA said


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Don’t panic: Space station crew works to patch up tiny air leak in docked Soyuz craft

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 09:58

The International Space Station’s flight controllers detected a minute pressure leak overnight, but reports indicated that a fix is in the works. The six-person crew is in no danger, NASA said. In a status update, NASA said the leak was isolated to a hole that’s about 2 millimeters (0.07 inches) in diameter in the orbital compartment of the Soyuz MS-09’s orbital module, which is attached to Russia’s Rassvet module. “This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth,” NASA explained. The leak rate was minuscule, and the crew put Kapton tape over the hole to slow… Read More


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New York City Renamed 'Jewtropolis' in Anti-Semitic Snapchat Map Attack

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 09:42

Snapchat blamed the incident on digital vandalism


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