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A Cheap Cure for Flint? Scientists Tout New Fix for Tainted Water

If you're going to announce a potentially groundbreaking method of clearing lead and other contaminants from drinking water, this is a good time.<p>Swiss scientist Raffaele Mezzenga did just that this past week, publishing the results of a two-year water-filter project as a lead-pollution crisis raged …

E.coli

MWD considers buying 4 delta islands to solve some water problems

The Southland's major water agency is considering buying 20,000 acres of farm islands in the hub of California's water system, a move that could help stem cuts in deliveries from Northern California.<p>The land is owned by a private company, Delta Wetlands Properties, which for 30 years has tried to …

'Game of Thrones' actor accidentally leaks script page on Instagram

<b>Warning: As you've probably guessed from the title, there are loads of spoilers in this post. Major ones from Season 5, and mild (possible) spoilers</b> …

Adobe Expands Ad Platform With New Marketplace For Buying And Selling Data

Adobe is giving customers access to more data with the launch of a new offering, the Audience Marketplace.<p>The company already offers the similarly named Audience Manager, where customers can bring together audience data to use across Adobe’s marketing products. (It is, in ad tech parlance, a data …

Selling

Second Life has a higher GDP than some countries

3D virtual world Second Life used to be hyped up as the future of internet communication but now it’s more commonly thought of as an example of overbaked optimism about what’s next in tech.<p>That said, the 12-year-old service is still going strong with 900,000 monthly active users, not much lower …

Yelp shares are tanking because of this decision by the CEO

Yelp (YELP) shares are down over 10% in Thursday afternoon trading. The reason? CEO Jeremy Stoppelman reportedly made the decision to hold on selling …

Goldman Sachs

Whole Foods apologizes for overcharging customers

Whole Foods co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb have apologized after investigations revealed customers in its New York City stores were being …

New York City