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Amazon ‘The Hub’ brings delivery lockers to apartment complexes

Amazon ‘The Hub’ brings delivery lockers to apartment complexes

Amazon currently offers delivery lockers at certain destinations such as colleges, but it wants to make things even more convenient for its customers. The company has quietly introduced a new product for apartment owners, giving them the option to have Amazon parcel lockboxes installed directly on the property. With these, residents can retrieve their packages from a secured box rather than waiting for the delivery person to show up.

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Tardigrade genome sequences reveal mystery of amazing resilience

Tardigrade genome sequences reveal mystery of amazing resilience

The tardigrade -- or water bear, if you prefer -- is an incredibly resilient micro animal capable of surviving conditions that would kill just about everything else on Earth. Research has found the microscopic animal is capable of surviving the radiation of space, freezing temperatures, dehydration, and much more; in fact, it is estimated that the tardigrade will outlive all apocalypses, surviving until the sun itself stops shining.

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Google Instant Search is dead and we have mobile to thank

Google Instant Search is dead and we have mobile to thank

It has been nearly seven long years since Google rolled out Instant Search, a feature that irritated a bunch of users early on by presenting search result pages as a user typed their query. You've no doubt gotten used to Instant Search by this point (if you haven't disabled it entirely), but things are changing regardless: Google has killed the feature. You've likely already noticed the change, and you have the rise of mobile devices to thank for it.

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Glow in the dark walking trail opens to the public in Singapore

Glow in the dark walking trail opens to the public in Singapore

Remember those glow-in-the-dark roads that began cropping up a few years ago? One in Singapore just opened to the public, and it aims to make the length of space safer for people to use at night. Whereas ordinary road lights are expensive and result in light pollution, glow-in-the-dark materials are energized by the sun during the day and then glow softly at night, improving the quality of life for people who live and work nearby.

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Apple is bringing 3 manufacturing plants to the US (says Trump)

Apple is bringing 3 manufacturing plants to the US (says Trump)

Though Apple hasn't confirmed the news, President Trump has apparently spoiled a surprise the company has in store by making the announcement himself: Apple is bringing three manufacturing plants to the United States, or so Trump says. The facilities will be 'three big plants, beautiful plants,' according to Trump, who revealed the information in a recent news interview. 'Big, big, big,' he went on to say.

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PSA: It now costs $15 to get your lost items back from Uber

PSA: It now costs $15 to get your lost items back from Uber

As much of a hassle as it is for a rider who forgets something in an Uber car, the annoyance is double for the driver who has to waste time returning it...time that could otherwise be spent earning money, or at the least, not wasting gas due to someone's simple mistake. Drivers have been vocal about this and Uber is finally listening. As a result, you're going to have to pay from now on to get your forgotten items back.

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Flash death: Adobe killing reviled plugin by 2020

Flash death: Adobe killing reviled plugin by 2020

Adobe is dropping the axe on Flash, announcing that the little-loved - and in many cases, like that of Apple's Steve Jobs, actively loathed - plugin is on its last legs. Flash will officially be put out of its misery in 2020, Adobe confirmed today, having already been forced out of contention from mobile. However, the company is also calling on support from some of the big names in internet browsing and technology to see Flash out smoothly.

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This giant sunfish species dodged scientists for 300 years

This giant sunfish species dodged scientists for 300 years

It's hard to imagine that such massive fish could spend the better part of three centuries eluding scientists, but that's exactly what happened. Known by some now as the Hoodwinker Sunfish, this giant sunfish species was first detected a decade ago by Japanese researchers, who found genetic evidence of its existence near Australia. With confirmation of its existence, this marks the first time the Mola genus has seen a new species addition in 130 years.

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One percent of TV static originates from the Big Bang

One percent of TV static originates from the Big Bang

Unless you're still using an old television, it has probably been years since you've last seen television static. The snowy mess was an annoyance; for the user, it meant the coaxial cable needed adjusted or the TV antenna needed leaves cleaned off. As it turns out, that static contained something pretty astonishing: a sliver of residue from the creation of the universe.

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Ancient human ‘ghost’ species revealed by saliva protein

Ancient human ‘ghost’ species revealed by saliva protein

A simple salivary protein has revealed a so-called 'ghost' species of ancient humans, a new study reveals, hinting at the existence of an archaic species that swapped genetic material with human ancestors. It is well known that ancient hominin species contributed to the rise of modern humans, not the least of which is the Neanderthals and lesser known Denisovans. Such rendezvous took place in Europe and Asia, but it seems similar encounters may have happened in ancient Africa, too.

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Fidget spinners branded mind-controlling western evil by Russia

Fidget spinners branded mind-controlling western evil by Russia

Fidget spinners -- they came from seemingly nowhere to win the hearts and empty hours of youth across the world, and Russia isn't happy about it. The nation has been spouting some odd anti-fidget spinner nonsense as of late, indicating that they may be a diabolical anti-Russia trinket from the West set to zombify and turn Russian youth. In case this sounds like a joke, it's not: the nation is officially 'investigating' the toy.

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Alabama’s mad cow had ‘atypical’ form of disease

Alabama’s mad cow had ‘atypical’ form of disease

An 11-year-old cow was identified in Alabama with the neurological condition known as 'mad cow disease.' The discovery was made before the cow was butchered and, according to the USDA, wasn't at any point any sort of risk for the food supply chains. The discovery of the disease was first made during a routine surveillance of the cows; this particular victim was said to be presenting clinical signs of mad cow disease upon discovery.

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