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Jeff Bezos, not Bill Gates, was world’s richest person – for a few hours

Thanks to a 1 percent pop in Amazon’s stock Thursday morning, Jeff Bezos surpassed Bill Gates as the richest person on the planet – for a few …

Bill and Melinda Gates think a weaponized disease may be the biggest threat to humanity — here's how worried you should be

The biggest global risk that Melinda Gates can imagine within the next 10 years is "most definitely" a bioterrorism attack.<p>"A bioterrorist event could spread so quickly, and we are so unprepared for it," she told Vox founder Ezra Klein in an interview at South by Southwest over the weekend.<p>"Think …

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European Glyphosate Safety Report Copy-Pasted Monsanto Study

Two years ago, the debate over glyphosate's link to cancer took a surprising turn when the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) infamously …

Infections during pregnancy may help autism develop—and scientists are finally figuring out why

Our immune systems aren’t perfect.<p>The immune system is a complex beast. It often does a fantastic job of fighting dangerous pathogens, preventing microbes from infecting and harming you. But it’s not infallible. Cancer cells can squeeze past undetected, for example. And sometimes the immune system …

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Squirrels are so organized it’s nuts

They use complex memory strategies to organize their stash.<p>Squirrels are smart. One that runs afoul of a homeowner has to be relocated several miles away, preferably across a body of water, or else it will resolutely find its way back home. And this isn’t the only way that the rodents show their …

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The world’s bananas are under attack

But no, they’re not about to go extinct.<p>Bananas are serious business. Around the world, roughly 145 million tons of bananas are grown each year. In some areas, they are a staple food; in the East African highlands, people consume them several times a day. In these areas, annual banana consumption …

Forestry

Octlantis: Where octopuses buck tradition and live in groups

But they're still pretty gloomy.<p>You wouldn’t think that the so-called gloomy octopus would be the stand-out socializer in its genus. Octopuses are notoriously bad at getting along with each other, and in almost all cases seem to live out their lives in isolation. They might fight for resources, and …

Temple Grandin packs Longmont auditorium

Temple Grandin brought her signature zeal for efficiency and education to Skyline High School’s Vance Brand Auditorium in Longmont on Tuesday evening.<p>…

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Customs agents seized a lawful gun owner’s truck over five bullets. Now he’s suing to get it back.

On Sept. 21, 2015, Gerardo Serrano was driving from his home in Kentucky to Piedras Negras, Mexico, when his truck was searched by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Texas's Eagle Pass border crossing. After finding a small ammunition clip, the agents took Serrano's truck from him.<p>Two …

Does the World’s Top Weed Killer Cause Cancer? Trump’s EPA Will Decide

Every year, farmers spray, on average, almost a pound of the herbicide glyphosate on every acre of cropland in the U.S., and nearly half a pound on …

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Monsanto Dealt Devastating Blow as California Declares Glyphosate Weed Killer a Cancer-Causing Poison

In a significant victory for consumer safety — and a devastating blow to Monsanto — California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment …

Victory! France Pledges to Vote AGAINST Reauthorization of Glyphosate, Could Spell the End for Monsanto Weedkiller in Europe

The controversy over Monsanto and its best-selling herbicide Roundup is just beginning to heat up in the United States over release of the “Monsanto …

Momentum against glyphosate spraying picks up

Opponents of glyphosate spraying say they feel they have momentum on their side.<p>In the last two weeks, the municipalities of Upper Miramichi, …

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with shell, input, Edge, gaming, and device improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with shell, input, Edge, gaming, and device improvements. The company is simultaneously finalizing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to arrive on October 17, and developing the update that will come after it.<p>Windows 10 …

2 more Americans were affected by 'health attacks' in Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two more Americans have been confirmed to be affected by unexplained health attacks against U.S. diplomats in Cuba, the United States said Tuesday, raising the total number of victims to 21.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Two more Americans have been confirmed to be affected by unexplained …

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Heptio raises $25M Series B to help bring cloud-native computing to the enterprise

Heptio, the startup founded by Kubernetes co-founders Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda (who started the open-source project together with Brendan Burns who is now at Microsoft), today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series B funding round led by Madrona Venture partners. Lightspeed Venture …

Majority of EU goods most exposed to UK are Irish

Eleven of the 15 European Union goods most exposed to Britain are Irish exports, analysis by the Finance Department showed today, highlighting the …

Jeff Sessions Said ‘Secularists’ Are Unfit for Government

The attorney general nominee told a right-wing extremist that ‘without God, there is no truth.’ How would he enforce the country’s secular laws …

Warm-up could obliterate 33% of Earth’s parasites

Changing climate around the globe could cause the extinction of up to a third of the world’s parasite species by 2070, report researchers.<p>Parasites …

20 Parents' Helpful Tips For Raising Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder

“Autistic children can learn anything and do anything with practice and patience. Don't give up on them.”<p>Oh, a quick note: Autism spectrum disorder will mean something different for each kid, parent, and family. And not all of these tips will be useful for everyone, so take whatever you think is …

Offer Support, Not Judgment: Autism Meltdowns Are NOT From Lack Of Discipline

“She has a problem with her mother,” you said, dear ex-mother-in-law, as your son and I struggled to safely remove our screaming, kicking autistic …

Collusion or Coincidence? Records Show EPA Slowed Glyphosate Review in Coordination With Monsanto

By Carey Gillam<p>Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the U.S. Environmental Protection …

EPA Colluded with Monsanto to Slow Safety Review of Glyphosate

Multiple EPA officials colluded with Monsanto to slow a safety review of the company’s glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, according to email …

CN abandons herbicide spray plan after public concern

CN Rail is clearing the track and everything near it.<p>But in a surprise move, the company revealed late Tuesday afternoon that it has decided not to …

Monsanto Calls for Investigation Into WHO Agency for Ignoring Monsanto-Funded Studies

The agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto, one of the world's most controversial corporations, is attempting to take down a World Health Organization …