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The flu vaccine is only about 30% effective but you should get it anyway

Flu season is upon us, and hitting hard. That’s one reason American health officials are urging people to get vaccinated.<p>Some media reports have speculated that this year’s flu shot will only be about 10% effective for Americans, based on results seen in Australia during its flu season. The US …

What's at stake when you marry for love?

Single Page<p>On the night of November 27, 2016, Dawinder Singh dropped a bottle of sleeping pills outside his neighbor’s door. He had a soft, cheerful …

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Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic

Enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD videos at the same time<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per …

Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won

And the machines are running the asylum.<p>There’s a decent chance that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will see this story. It's relevant to his interests and nominally about him and the media and advertising industries his company has managed to upend and dominate. So the odds that it will appear in …

HP Spectre 13 review

Pros<p>Gorgeous looks, solid build, good battery life<p>Cons<p>On the heavy side, sluggish processor<p>Price<p>£1,099<p>7 / 10<p>The latest in HP's most stylish laptop …