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Ocean exposed by Larsen C ice shelf is now a protected area

Ocean exposed by Larsen C ice shelf is now a protected area

Remember the huge chunk of ice that finally broke free in Antarctica? The British Antarctic Survey has just announced a new international agreement that is lending protection to the part of the ocean left exposed by the calving event. According to the research council, the agreement is now in place and will help ensure that researchers are able to research the marine conditions exposed for the first time in about 120,000 years.

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Micro-needle skin patch is a futuristic treatment for diabetes and obesity

Micro-needle skin patch is a futuristic treatment for diabetes and obesity

Researchers have detailed a new potential treatment option for diabetes and obesity, one that requires wearing a patch containing 'microneedles.' These micro-needles are exactly they sound like -- very small needles that pierce the skin to deliver medication to the patient. The patch was created by researchers with the University of North Carolina and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Bloated sea monster found in Texas after floodwaters recede

Bloated sea monster found in Texas after floodwaters recede

Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters are receding and left behind is a scattered mess from both land and sea. One of the more curious finds is a 'sea monster' spotted dead on a Texas beach, one presumably washed ashore by the intense storm. The creature hasn't yet been positively identified as any particular sea animal, though speculation about what it may be abounds.

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DHS bans Kaspersky on federal PCs over Russia fears [Updated]

DHS bans Kaspersky on federal PCs over Russia fears [Updated]

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a blanket ban on Kaspersky anti-virus software, informing all Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies that they need to stop using the apps. Citing concerns that the anti-virus, malware protection, and other software Kaspersky Labs offers has "elevated privileges" on government computers, the DHS says that its new directive is based on fears that the company's Russian base might leave American data exposed.

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DNA proves high-ranking Viking warrior was a woman

DNA proves high-ranking Viking warrior was a woman

The Viking warrior buried in the grave bj581 was female, according to DNA testing, revealing an instance in which a woman obtained a high status among the Vikings. This is at odds with the traditional image of Vikings, though the notion itself isn't new. The grave was excavated in the 19th century; the presence of weapons and shields in the grave, among other things, led many to assume the skeleton had belonged to a man despite its slender size.

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Indiegogo’s new campaign rules help backers feel safer

Indiegogo’s new campaign rules help backers feel safer

Crowdfunding website Indiegogo has instituted new campaign rules that make backers feel more comfortable. As with other similar platforms, backing crowdfunding projects on Indiegogo is risky and the possibility exists that backers won't see anything for their money. Though many projects go on to be a success, many others don't, and some have even come to light as being shady.

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Kobo gets audiobooks in latest push against Amazon

Kobo gets audiobooks in latest push against Amazon

When it comes to ebooks, most people still think of Amazon. The Internet company has long dominated the online publishing market, having been the driving force behind the rise of ereaders and digital books. Still, competitors remain and notable among them is Kobo, which has launched its own ereaders over the years. The company launched its own online ebook subscription service back in February, and now it is back with audiobooks.

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Twitter Night Mode arrives for everyone on desktop

Twitter Night Mode arrives for everyone on desktop

Following a test of the feature that had it appearing for only some users, Twitter has officially launched its Night Mode for everyone on its desktop website. The feature, which turns the screen dark for more comfortable night-time viewing, has already been available to mobile users for a while. When enabled, many bright elements are turned dark grey or black.

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Tonight’s Corn Moon will have Neptune in close proximity

Tonight’s Corn Moon will have Neptune in close proximity

Tonight will host the Corn Moon, the name given to the full moon that will reach its fullest point around 3AM Eastern time tomorrow morning. While the name evokes mental images of a moon colored yellow, that's not the case -- the name refers to the fact that corn is typically harvested around this time. For those wondering what happened to the Harvest Moon, it has been bumped to October this year.

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This is how Neanderthals made glue from tree bark

This is how Neanderthals made glue from tree bark

Glue and other adhesives make life easier for everyone, and so it's no surprise that rudimentary forms of it can be traced back to ancient times. Whereas modern glue comes in many varieties for many purposes, ancient glues were made from natural substances, and the exact process that went into making the compounds isn't clear. A new study, however, may shed light on the answer.

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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes are available again

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes are available again

Nike's HyperAdapt self-tightening shoes that went on sale months ago are back again, though they're not terribly easy to get ahold of. These shoes are billed as futuristic kicks, ones that sport technology that causes the laces to tighten themselves. You probably only want to grab these shoes if you're a collector or you have money to burn, as they're priced at a cool $720. If that doesn't deter you, there are select places around the world where you can try to get a pair.

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Amazon’s Whole Foods slashes prices to shed ‘whole paycheck’ stigma

Amazon’s Whole Foods slashes prices to shed ‘whole paycheck’ stigma

Grocery stores across the nation are unofficially labelled by consumers based on their prices, and the public perception of these grocery stores can heavily influence who shops there. Trader Joe's is known for low prices and good items, Walmart perhaps more so for all around cheap goods, and Whole Foods -- now owned by Amazon -- is colloquially referred to as 'Whole Paycheck' due to its (now former) very high prices.

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