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Paris Is Now Using Tiny Black Sheep to Mow Its Grass, Adorably

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Parisiens did a funny thing on Wednesday. As spring flowers started to peek above the soil and the …

Apple's iMessage encryption trips up feds' surveillance

Internal document from the Drug Enforcement Administration complains that messages sent with Apple's encrypted chat service are "impossible to intercept," even with a warrant.<p>Encryption used in Apple's iMessage chat service has stymied attempts by federal drug enforcement agents to eavesdrop on …

Computers Made Out of DNA, Slime and Other Strange Stuff | WIRED

Everybody knows a computer is a machine made of metal and plastic, with microchip cores turning streams of electrons into digital reality.<p>A century …

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Scientists

Accelerating news issue 24 now available<p>22 Mar 2018 — The latest issue focuses on opportunities and research challenges for next-generation …

BBC Latest News - Doctor Who - Steven Moffat Receives Three Hugo Nominations

Steven Moffat Receives Three Hugo Nominations<p>The Doctor Who Team<p>The final contenders for this year’s Hugo Awards have just been announced and Doctor Who’s head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat has received three nominations in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category.<p>His trio …

NUT passes unanimous vote of no confidence in Michael Gove

One of the biggest classroom unions in the country has unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in the education secretary, Michael Gove, and …

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Last year, roughly 25 million Americans used Intuit's best-selling software, TurboTax, to file their federal tax returns, accounting for 35 percent …

Graham Ovenden convicted of child sex offences

An internationally renowned artist has been convicted of sex offences against children.<p>A jury at Truro crown court found Graham Ovenden, 70, guilty …

Quantum cryptography takes flight

Quantum cryptography has entered the friendly skies. A precise beam of photons sent from an airplane allowed researchers on the ground to create a …

Baseball Spoiled by Nature: Top 10 Moments

The natural world is sometimes too strong an opponent for baseball teams.<p><b>A new Major League Baseball season starts with opening day in April and ends in October or November with the World Series. Between those bookends, the 30 teams each play 162 regular-season games.</b><p>That's a lot of baseball.<p>That's …

Firearms advocates target gun-control measures

Gun-control measures that seemed destined to become law after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., are in jeopardy amid a fierce lobbying campaign by firearms advocates.<p>Despite months of negotiations, key senators have been unable to find a workable plan for near-universal background checks on …

An extra dimension for LHCb

The Standard Model of particle physics is like a jigsaw into which physicists are gradually fitting pieces. Though most results fit well and are …

Obama unveils brain mapping project to unlock mysteries

<i>An earlier version of this post misstated the cost of the project.</i><p>President Obama unveiled a decades-long project Tuesday designed to map the inner workings of the brain, seeking answers to such challenges as epilepsy, autism and Alzheimer's disease.<p>"There's this enormous mystery, awaiting to be …

Kim Deal and the Breeders Splash Back to the Nineties

No band summed up the freewheeling spirit of Nineties rock like the Breeders. They did not wear shoulder pads. They didn't do lipstick. They didn't …

Music

Top Stories: North Korea's Latest Threat; Probe Continues In Texas D.A.'s Death

Good morning.<p>Our early headlines:<p>— North Korea's Latest Threat: It Will Restart Nuclear Reactor<p>— Atlanta Educators Accused In Cheating Scandal Start Turning Themselves In<p>— UConn And Cal Punch First Two Tickets To Women's Final Four<p>— Book News: American Library Association, Barnes & Noble Called …

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Aereo CEO predicts TV networks will go to Congress if lawsuits fail

Chet Kanojia told The Verge that the court victories have "validated" Aereo<p>Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia's demeanor was downright subdued today, despite his win in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The court rejected a request from ABC, NBC, CBS, and other top broadcasters to issue a preliminary …

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