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Tim Cook and Other Tech Leaders Speak Out Against Indiana's 'anti-gay' Law

Los Angeles Times

Silicon Valley's focus on profits and innovation took a back seat to politics this week, as several high-profile technology executives publicly rebuked Indiana's new law, which allows businesses to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

Burgess Shale fossil beds in BC reveal ancient ancestor of spiders, lobsters


A newly identified marine creature found in a shale site on the Alberta-B.C. border lived more than 509 million years ago, more than 250 million years before the first dinosaur walked on the Earth. The creature known as Yawunik kootenayi, was about 10 ...

Mercury 'painted black' by passing comets

BBC News

Mercury's dark surface was produced by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, a new study says. Mercury reflects very little light but its surface is low in iron, which rules out the presence of iron nanoparticles, the most likely "darkening agent".

T-Mobile hopes to draw you in with crowdsourced coverage maps


If you've relied on carrier coverage maps to decide who gets your business, you know that they're sometimes sketchy. A good connection on the map could still mean lousy service in your neighborhood, for instance. T-Mobile thinks it has a better solution: it ...

Petra Tschakert wants 1.5°C not 2°C as global average temperature limit


Climate change experts are weighing in on the government proposed 2 degree goal, which they say is undercutting what should be done to stop global warming. Petra Tschakert wants 1.5°C not 2°C as global average temperature limit ...

Verizon tells Congress to rein in FCC's power over Internet providers

Ars Technica

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has told Congress that it needs to "retake responsibility for policymaking in the Internet ecosystem" because the Federal Communications Commission's regulatory decisions have reached "absurd new levels." "[T]he existing ...

Go play Super Mario 64 in your browser right now


If you grew up in the '90s, Super Mario 64 was your jam, no exceptions. But not everyone still has an N64 lying around. Good news today, then: you can now play the Nintendo masterpiece in your browser. It's just the first level, Bob-Omb Battlefield, and it's ...

2016 Mazda Miata Starts at $25735

Motor Trend

It looks like the Miata will once again live up to its reputation as an affordable sports car for the 2016 model year. The new MX-5 Miata will start at $25,735, including an $820 destination fee, when it goes on sale this summer. More on Motortrend.com:.

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