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How humpback whales made a global comeback

Wednesday  20:31,   18 july 2018
csmonitor

<p>As international whaling ramped up around the turn of the 20th century so did efforts by governments, activists, and the public to stop the practice. By 2016, more than half of the species' 14 population segments were no longer considered[...]
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Super Smash Bros. anti-harassment group faces resistance

Wednesday  19:00,   18 july 2018
polygon

Plans to implement a code of conduct treated ‘as a joke’In April, experienced event organizer Josh Kassel (also known as “Roboticphish”) posted about plans to create a “system to report harassment or rulebreaking” that he said would aim to “tone[...]

New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake

Wednesday  17:10,   18 july 2018
reuters

<p>A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a <g class="gr_ gr_3 gr-alert[...]

The weather looks fine on this nearby Earth-like planet

Wednesday  07:30,   18 july 2018
cnet

Ross 128 b is the second-closest rocky planet beyond our solar system, but it may be the nearest exoplanet worth checking for aliens.While the nearest star beyond our sun, Proxima Centauri, appears to blast its only known planet with nasty[...]

The Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Is Happening This Month

Wednesday  07:15,   18 july 2018
huffingtonpost

Space enthusiasts in certain regions of the world will get free seats to a potentially once-in-a-lifetime event on the celestial stage later this month.  On July 27, lucky stargazers will see the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century[...]

Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo

Tuesday  22:36,   17 july 2018
theverge

<p>Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79.</p>Astronomers at Carnegie Institution for Science first found these moons in March 2017, along with two others that were[...]

Zombies run amok in new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 trailer

Tuesday  21:56,   17 july 2018
ew

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 trailer brings on the zombie modeIn celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Call of Duty Zombies, Black Ops 4 is giving gamers three different story modes with the dead sprinkled in. “Voyage of Despair” will be set aboard [...]

Your first look at No Man’s Sky’s big multiplayer update in action

Tuesday  20:51,   17 july 2018
theverge

Explore the universe with other people, for real this[...]

Pokémon Go Fest 2018 ran without a hitch, unlike last year

Tuesday  20:51,   17 july 2018
polygon

Last year was a mess, but Niantic bounced back in a big way It’s fair to call 2017’s Pokémon Go Fest a total failure. The inaugural,outdoor event was plagued by connection errors, bad weather, angry fans, and a whole lot of nothing — and it was[...]

Worldwide Mobile Game Spending Grew to $26.6 Billion In First Half Of 2018 (Analyst)

Tuesday  20:51,   17 july 2018
variety

Mobile games spending grew 19% in the first half of 2018 to an estimated $26.6 billion worldwide, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower. They now represent about 78% of the total money spent in apps across both the App Store and[...]

NASA finds ‘spiders’ on Mars, but not the kind you’re thinking

Tuesday  17:56,   17 july 2018
bgr

<p>The search for evidence of past life on Mars is a long, complicated endeavor that NASA has devoted an incredible amount of time and money to. That investment may pay off one day soon, but in the <g class="gr_ gr_15 gr-alert gr_gramm[...]

Scientists Find 'Quadrillions' of Tons of Diamonds Beneath Earth's Surface

Tuesday  17:30,   17 july 2018
popularmechanics

Unfortunately, the diamonds are buried so deep we'll probably never mine them.To discover what lies beneath the surface, scientists can’t simply look with their eyes. Instead, they use sound waves and listen. Unlike light, sound can travel[...]

Are You Using Your Favorite Emojis Right?

Tuesday  16:42,   17 july 2018
ibtimes

Here’s a little refresher course.The best way to show your appreciation is by learning what your favorite emojis actually mean and how they’re supposed to be used, according to one of the largest emoticon databases,[...]

Scientists learn to repair human bones by studying coral reefs

Tuesday  16:10,   17 july 2018
popsci

Protecting corals from climate change could save lives.Unfortunately, coral skeletons are made of calcium carbonite, which breaks down in the human body before new bone can grow on it, so it can’t be used as-is. While researchers have developed a[...]

Instapaper buys itself back from Pinterest

Tuesday  11:51,   17 july 2018
engadget

Back in 2013, developer Marco Arment sold his popular read-it-later app Instapaper to Betaworks, the company that had previously acquired Digg.&nbsp;Two years ago, Pinterest bought the little company to "accelerate discovering and saving[...]