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14 SCIENCE AND TECH BREAKTHROUGHS WE’RE THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR

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By Sarah Fecht 1 of 14 George Lu/Flickr Pandas are no longer endangered In September, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature moved panda bears from their “endangered” list to merely “vulnerable.” And pandas aren’t the only ones. The fuzzy creatures that inspired teddy bears got de-red-listed, and monarch …

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SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING

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Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new advances come out that allow us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase “The future is now.” Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video …

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What will 2017 flagship smartphones look like?

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What a year it’s been in the world of technology! 2016 has been filled with not so much revolutionary Android devices but evolutionary ones. Samsung refined the new design language it introduced last year, LG gambled with modularity (and failed), Lenovo made a strong comeback, and Google finally joined in on the …

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Lighting the New Year Tree on Sukhbaatar Square

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Ulaanbaatar traditionally welcomes the start of the New Year’s festivities by lighting the tree on Sukhbaatar Square. This year, lighting the tree lighting ceremony is held publicly on Monday (19th of December) on the Mongolian capital’s central square. A total of 20 workers have been working since the 15th of …

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Underworld: Blood Wars

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Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 actionhorror film directed by Anna Foerster (in her directorial debut). It is the fifth installment in the Underworld franchise and the …

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Seized Turkish daily ‘now pro-government’

Turkish police raided Zaman, the nation’s largest newspaper, on Friday, hours after a court ruling placed it under government control. What was once an independent news organization that was critical of the government has turned into a propaganda mouthpiece for the AK Party.

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