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Pluto is a planet argues new research – and it always was

Pluto is a planet argues new research – and it always was

The debate over whether Pluto is a planet has been ongoing for years and there's no signs of that ending. New research out of the University of Central Florida argues against the 2006 definition that stripped Pluto of its status, citing research into 200 years of scientific literature on the requirements for classifying a planet.

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Scientists find cells in hippocampus linked to bravery and anxiety

Scientists find cells in hippocampus linked to bravery and anxiety

Scientists have identified cells in the hippocampus that may be responsible for the degree of bravery exhibited by an individual, according to a new study. The findings may pave the way for future anxiety treatments that target only the part of the brain responsible for the anxious disposition rather than the entire brain. The research comes out of Brazil's Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte and Sweden's Department of Neuroscience of Uppsala University.

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Walmart to test Ossia wireless power technology in retail stores

Walmart to test Ossia wireless power technology in retail stores

Walmart has teamed with Ossia on a pilot project that will explore the potential use of wireless power in the retailer's stores. The project, which Walmart has confirmed, may help the retailer reduce the power costs across its various locations. The pilot project will only test Ossia's technology on a limited basis, the potential savings rolling over for consumers.

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10,500-year-old extinct Great Irish Elk skull and antlers found in lake

10,500-year-old extinct Great Irish Elk skull and antlers found in lake

A fisherman in Ardboe, a small village in Ireland, discovered the skull and antler remains of an extinct Great Irish Elk, a creature that hasn't roamed the Irish landscape in thousands of years. Though this isn't the oldest Great Irish Elk discovery -- that distinction goes to one dated around 14,000-years-old -- it is far more notable: the massive skull and antlers are completely intact.

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Apple warns Trump tariffs will drive up US prices on popular products

Apple warns Trump tariffs will drive up US prices on popular products

Apple is warning that the Trump Administration's China tariffs will make products like the AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod more expensive in the US, in a letter criticizing the proposed policy change. President Trump's new tariffs would, if implemented, affect $200 billion in Chinese goods.

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Microsoft’s next big Surface event is on October 2nd

Microsoft’s next big Surface event is on October 2nd

Microsoft will hold an event on October 2 in New York City, the company has announced today, where we're expecting to see updated Surface devices and more. Confirmed with the tagging "A moment of your time," the event will be sandwiched in-between Apple's 2018 iPhone unveiling a week prior, and Google's big Pixel 3 reveal the following week.

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Scientists may clone ancient foal from remains found in Siberia

Scientists may clone ancient foal from remains found in Siberia

Researchers from South Korea and Russia hope to clone an ancient foal found preserved in Siberia, Russian media reports. The foal was recently discovered in Siberia by residents who spotted the remains in melting permafrost. Work is currently underway to harvest living cells from the remains -- if any can be found -- potentially paving the way for future woolly mammoth cloning.

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Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone only weeks after Apple

Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone only weeks after Apple

Amazon has become the second publicly listed US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation, the milestone coming only weeks after Apple reached the same figure. The milestone follows an aggressive increase in Amazon's net income, which jumped from $197 million in Q2 2017 to $2.5 billion in Q2 2018. The company rolled into this year at a little over half of its current value, jumping to the $1 trillion threshold in only a handful of months.

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Russia suspects sabotage in Soyuz ISS air leak

Russia suspects sabotage in Soyuz ISS air leak

Russia is investigating potential sabotage of its Soyuz rocket, after evidence that a drill was responsible for the hole spotted at the International Space Station was unearthed. Astronauts in orbit resorted to using epoxy to seal the hole late last week, with the incident first blamed on a meteorite strike.

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Madden tournament shooting victim files suit against EA and venue

Madden tournament shooting victim files suit against EA and venue

Last week's mass shooting tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida at a bar hosting a tournament for the Madden 19 video game left three people dead and 11 others wounded. Now, one of the victims that was shot twice and survived has filed a lawsuit against EA, the developer/publisher of the football game, and the venue that hosted the tournament. The suit alleges that the game company "failed to provide a safe and secure environment" for the event.

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Ford Focus Active US release axed over Trump’s China trade war

Ford Focus Active US release axed over Trump’s China trade war

Ford has axed plans to bring the new Focus Active to the US, blaming President Trump's China tariffs for the unexpected decision. The vehicle, a wagon version of the Focus, was to be one of just two cars that would survive Ford's huge range cull in North America.

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Google search could legally block all Trump news entirely

Google search could legally block all Trump news entirely

Donald Trump was concerned this week that Google suppresses conservative news media in search results. He did so in two Tweets, one of which asked whether this practice was legal. Inside the United States, the FCC effectively ended Net Neutrality in December of 2017. Net Neutrality is not the same as Search Neutrality, and neither the FCC nor the FTC (nor any other government entity) has the legal power to tell Google that it needs to show "fair and balanced" search results - at least where politics are concerned.

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