Larry Halleran

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Google Now Comes To The Mac Through Chrome

Google Now notifications can now be seen in your Mac’s menubar thanks to today’s Chrome update. The feature has been in beta for awhile, and now it’s finally available for all.<p>Google Now cards can display contextually aware information relating to flights, traffic, weather, reminders, schedules, …

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Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues

Wonder what's going on inside your microbiome? Artist Ben Arthur gives NPR an illustrated tour.<p>Credit: Benjamin Arthur for NPR<p>After spending months working on a series of stories about the trillions of friendly microbes that live in and on our bodies, I decided it might be interesting to explore my …

Training the Next Generation of Bullfighters ... in France

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

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China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …