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Ancient stone gates spied on Google Earth have experts confused

Ancient stone gates spied on Google Earth have experts confused

Researchers have found hundreds of mysterious stone 'gates' scattered throughout the Saudi Arabian desert, a discovery made possible in part thanks to satellite footage published on Google Earth. These gates aren't exactly what you're probably imaging -- they're not tall structures that swing open, but instead are very large, shallow rectangles that aren't noticeable unless you're looking at them from high above.

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Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume for some reason

Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume for some reason

For reasons that aren't at all clear, it appears Snap, the company behind Snapchat and Spectacles, is selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon. The costume is the only product listed under the Snap Inc company's profile page and it is priced at a hefty $80. If that doesn't deter you -- and you're not too tall and have a strong desire to dress as a hot dog this Halloween -- the costume can be yours.

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CNN just got special FAA permission to fly drones over crowds

CNN just got special FAA permission to fly drones over crowds

CNN has announced that it is the first of its kind to get FAA approval for operating a drone over crowds. This is made possible via the FAA's issuance of a Part 107 waiver that authorizes the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in places where ordinary regulations prohibit them, including over groups of people who could be injured in the event of a crash. The approved UAS weighs a mere 1.37lbs, according to CNN.

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Leaked Twitter email details bigger plan to tackle abusive users

Leaked Twitter email details bigger plan to tackle abusive users

Twitter has once again vowed to deal with its problematic users, and once again users are skeptical. The company's CEO Jack Dorsey recently tweeted about this topic, talking about the company's efforts to deal with the issue over the last couple of years. More revealing, though, is a leaked Twitter email which goes into more details about how the company will be enforcing its rules.

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Amazon sportswear line may use the same vendors as Uniqlo and Nike

Amazon sportswear line may use the same vendors as Uniqlo and Nike

Amazon, never content with existing as-is, will launch its own line of sportswear in the future, according to sources. These clothes will be made specifically for the Internet retailer, giving Prime subscribers and others an online destination for activity-centric apparel. The sources explain that Amazon has been talking with the same vendor that produces clothes for notable brands like Uniqlo and Gap.

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Samsung’s CEO just resigned over “unprecedented crisis”

Samsung’s CEO just resigned over “unprecedented crisis”

Samsung Electronic may have announced record profits in its most recent quarter, but that isn't stopping its CEO from resigning. Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon announced his intention to leave the company - including stepping down from his position on the Board of Directors - today. The unexpected move came, Kwon said, as Samsung faced "unprecedented crisis."

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Facebook Stories will arrive for all Pages soon

Facebook Stories will arrive for all Pages soon

Facebook has revealed that it will launch Facebook Stories for Pages. The move would mark the latest evolution of the cloned feature, though whether companies will utilize it is anyone's guess. Facebook Stories works just like Instagram Stories, itself being a cloned feature from Snapchat's original -- and largely successful -- offering.

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Researchers develop 3D morphing material inspired by cephalopods

Researchers develop 3D morphing material inspired by cephalopods

Researchers with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new material that can morph in a way similar to the skin of an octopus. The 3D morphing material doesn't just change color, instead also altering in shape so that it can better mimic other objects. The material was inspired by an octopus's ability to camouflage itself using both colors and textures.

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Google makes $1bn nonprofit pledge to retrain global workforce

Google makes $1bn nonprofit pledge to retrain global workforce

Google has pledged a billion dollars in nonprofit grants over the next five years, part of a push to help reskill workforces around the world. The news, announced in Pittsburgh, PA today, sees Google roll out three initiatives as it tackles evolving job roles - prompted, in no small part, by its own developments and products.

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Database leaks 47GB of medical records including names and test results

Database leaks 47GB of medical records including names and test results

An Amazon S3 repository left publicly accessible has leaked about 47GB of medical data, the sum total of which includes 315,363 PDF files. The discovery was made by Kromtech Security Researchers, who estimated the medical documents pertain to at least 150,000 patients. Among the leaked data are blood test results, personal info such as patient name and home addresses, plus information on the doctors and their case management notes.

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FDA considers gene therapy that may cure one type of blindness

FDA considers gene therapy that may cure one type of blindness

A new gene therapy treatment has proven effective at restoring vision for individuals suffering from a particular type of eye disease, and now the FDA is considering approving it. Should the treatment be approved, it will mark the first time gene therapy has been given the thumbs up to treat an inherited disease in the US...in this case, Leber congenital amaurosis, otherwise known as LCA.

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Australia’s big land lobster insect isn’t extinct after all

Australia’s big land lobster insect isn’t extinct after all

Australia's big and arguably ugly Lord Howe Island stick bug isn't extinct after all, researchers have revealed. The insect, which was found on the Australian island, was thought extinct following a shipwreck that happened in the early 1900s. A recent study, though, used DNA to confirm that bugs found on a volcanic outcrop are indeed this long-lost insect.

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