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Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

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Claws of health? Lobster blood could play role in new drugs

A Maine company thinks lobster blood can play a role in new drugsBy PATRICK WHITTLE Associated PressFebruary 19, 2020, 5:01 PM4 min readPORTLAND, Maine -- Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs. The effort, involving a longtime lobster scientist, wouldn't be the first example of coastal invertebrates being used to aid human health. Horseshoe crabs are harvested because their blood contains a protein used to detect...
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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App StoreFebruary 18, 2020, 5:58 PM2 min read iTunes Store/App Store/Apple Books charts for 02/16/20: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 3. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 4. FlickType Keyboard, Kpaw, LLC 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 7. Procreate Pocket. Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 10. HotSchedules, HotSchedules Top Free iPhone Apps: 1. Dentist Bling, Crazy Labs 2. TikTok -...
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Insider Q&A: Facebook VP of Messenger discusses privacy

Government officials worry about Facebook's plans to extend end-to-end encryption to MessengerBy BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterFebruary 18, 2020, 5:16 PM4 min readSAN FRANCISCO -- At Facebook, Stan Chudnovsky oversees the Messenger chat app that's used by well over 1 billion people each month. He's playing a key role in helping Facebook integrate that app with its other chat tools, WhatsApp and Instagram Direct. The massive project has already gotten pushback from regulators worried about Facebook's size and power. Government officials also worry about Facebook's plans to extend end-to-end encryption...
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Indian police open case against Kashmir social media users

Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have registered a case against unidentified internet users who employed virtual private networks, or VPNs, to circumvent a social media ban in the disputed regionBy SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated PressFebruary 18, 2020, 10:55 AM3 min readNEW DELHI -- Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have registered a case against unidentified internet users who employed virtual private networks, or VPNs, to circumvent a social media ban in the disputed region, police said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to stop their use. Police said they misused social media “to propagate a secessionist...
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Insider Q&A: Facebook VP of Messenger discusses privacy

Government officials worry about Facebook's plans to extend end-to-end encryption to MessengerBy BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterFebruary 16, 2020, 6:00 PM4 min readSAN FRANCISCO -- At Facebook, Stan Chudnovsky oversees the Messenger chat app that's used by well over 1 billion people each month. He's playing a key role in helping Facebook integrate that app with its other chat tools, WhatsApp and Instagram Direct. The massive project has already gotten pushback from regulators worried about Facebook's size and power. Government officials also worry about Facebook's plans to extend end-to-end encryption...
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Courtroom psychology tests may be unreliable, study finds

A new study finds that courts are not properly screening out unreliable psychological and IQ tests, allowing junk science to be used as evidenceBy CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science WriterFebruary 16, 2020, 1:30 PM4 min readWASHINGTON -- Courts are not properly screening out unreliable psychological and IQ tests, allowing junk science to be used as evidence, researchers have concluded. Such tests can sway judges or juries and influence whether someone gets custody of a child or is eligible for bail or capital punishment. The scientists looked at hundreds of different psychological...
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