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160m year old coral algae symbiosis is being killed by this sunscreen

160m year old coral algae symbiosis is being killed by this sunscreen

It would seem that the symbiotic relationship between coral and algae is 100 million years older than previously believed. That's what's said by a bit of new research published this week in the scientific publication Current Biology. This is the same relationship - and creatures - destroyed by a couple of popular sorts of sunscreen effectively banned in Hawaii just this year.

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Galaxy Note 9 buy or skip: what you need to know

Galaxy Note 9 buy or skip: what you need to know

Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 9, making official everything that we’ve (accurately) heard for unofficial sources. Now that everything, including the price tag, is known, the big question is whether it will be able to salvage 2018 for the manufacturer. Actually, the bigger question is whether you should buy one or not. Of course, there’s no straight and easy answer and depends on what kind of user you are, your needs, and your budget. If you’re a bit unsure at this very early stage, here are some points you may want to consider in making your decision.

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Bermuda Triangle mystery “solved” by science

Bermuda Triangle mystery “solved” by science

Much like most conspiracy theory-worthy phenomena, the Bermuda Triangle's explanation starts with hysteria. Once it became fashionable to find the Bermuda Triangle mysterious, research bias and the onset of television and the internet kept this legend popular. Scientific facts suggest there's already been an answer - and a series of answers - for quite a while now. It's just that the mystery is more popular - and profitable - than the truth.

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Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8: Six big changes you should know about

Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8: Six big changes you should know about

There's a new Galaxy Note in town, and existing phablet fans are inevitably going to wonder: what does the Note 9 offer that my Note 8 does not? Never fear, we've cut through Samsung's marketing-speak to pick out the details you need to know to make an upgrade decision. Read on for the six big differences between the Note 9 and the Note 8.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: Pro Android comes at a price

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: Pro Android comes at a price

Bigger screen, better S Pen, and bolder colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not come as a great surprise, after the usual cavalcade of pre-announcement leaks, but today's big Unpacked news is rich pickings for stylus fans nonetheless. The big question was just how much would Samsung differentiate the Note 9, not only from its predecessor, but from the Galaxy S9+ launched earlier this year.

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Android Pie gestures are changing more than just navigation

Android Pie gestures are changing more than just navigation

Google has just christened Android 9 as Android Pie and its rather plain-sounding name mirrors this release’ identity. The good things are all packed inside with AI filling while the crust almost feels like just for show. It’s biggest visual change and probably its most controversial is the new navigation system that favors a pill and a non-permanent back button over the navigation panel that has become Android’s identity for over a decade now. And yet that seemingly superficial change could actually be the beginning of an even bigger identity shift that’s happening in Android.

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Galaxy Tab S4 reviews put the nail on Android tablet’s coffin

Galaxy Tab S4 reviews put the nail on Android tablet’s coffin

Samsung isn’t having a good year, especially after its Galaxy S9 and S9+ are turning out to be duds in the market. It is, to some extent, rushing to plug up the holes of its ship with the Galaxy Note 9 later this day, a Galaxy Watch perhaps later this month, and, of course, the already announced Galaxy Tab S4. That last bit is supposed to be the Android tablet to take on Apple, Microsoft, and Google. But if so, then Samsung is in bigger trouble than it might have presumed based on the early reviews of the slate that’s supposedly meant to replace your laptop.

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Blizzard’s Diablo projects in the works: 10 possibilities

Blizzard’s Diablo projects in the works: 10 possibilities

This week the folks at Blizzard teased "multiple Diablo projects in the works" coming to users in the near future. For those still playing Diablo 3, this could be good news, it could be bad. For everyone else who played Diablo II or the first Diablo dungeon-running masterpiece from times untold, this announcement is only golden. Today we're running down a few different possibilities for what these new Diablo projects might be.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct: Here’s everything just revealed

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct: Here’s everything just revealed

We were expecting a lot of new information on Super Smash Bros Ultimate during today's Nintendo Direct, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Nintendo and series creator Masahiro Sakurai managed to pack a lot into its relatively short running time, covering everything from new stages and characters to new assist trophies and game modes. In case you missed it, here's everything that was discussed during today's show.

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2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye first drive: 797hp bragging rights

2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye first drive: 797hp bragging rights

As answers to unasked requests go, the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye's 797 horsepower ranks fairly high on the "nobody needed this, but it's fun to have anyway" scale. For the past four years, the Hellcat has represented the cutting-edge of potent excess in Dodge's line-up, eschewing subtlety in favor of performance, bombast, and oddly-affordable brute force.

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Almost no one buys via Amazon Alexa: this is why

Almost no one buys via Amazon Alexa: this is why

After the failure of the Fire Phone, it was completely unexpected that the Amazon Echo would end up causing both Google and Apple to scramble to catch up. But while Amazon practically created and continue to lead the new smart speaker market, it has ironically failed at the very thing it created the Echo for: helping Amazon customer buy stuff. It turns out, only a minuscule percentage of users shop via Alexa and it’s not that hard to see why.

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Galaxy Watch coming: what we want from Samsung’s next smartwatch

Galaxy Watch coming: what we want from Samsung’s next smartwatch

While we're counting down to Samsung's Unpacked event this Thursday, the company is already dropping hints at something big coming later this month. It might also be literally Samsung's smallest reveal. After the Galaxy Note 9, it might be the time of Samsung's new smartwatch in the limelight. Call it Gear S4 or Galaxy Watch, these are some of the things we want to see in what should be the most advanced smartwatch of the year.

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