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Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate, New Study Shows
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The researchers studied satellite scans of a region in Antarctica, which spans more than 38,600 square miles. Reuters. Scientists have examined satellite data from the last 19 years to reveal that fresh water from Antarctica's melting glaciers and ice sheets...
Freshwater influx accelerates the rise of Antarctic coastal watersDumb-Out
Antarctic Sea Level Rising Faster Than The Global Average, Claims Satellite DataRedOrbit
Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'BBC News
The Guardian-News Tonight Africa-Blue & Green Tomorrow
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The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction 101

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An anonymous reader writes On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon was found dead in her aviary at the Cincinnati Zoo. When the first European settlers arrived in North America at least one of every four birds on the continent was a passenger pigeon, making them the most numerous birds in North America, and perhaps in the world. From the article: "But extinction apparently doesn't ring with the finality it used to. Researchers are working to 'de-extinct' the bird. They got their hands on some of the 1,500 or so known passenger pigeon specimens and are hoping to resurrect the species through some Jurassic Park-like genetic engineering. Instead of using frog DNA to fill out the missing parts of a dinosaur's genetic code as in Michael Crichton's story, the real-life 'bring-back-the-passenger pigeon' researchers are using the bird's closest relative, the band-tailed pigeon.

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At $400, Apple's iWatch Needs Standalone SIM Support
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At $400, Apple's iWatch Needs Standalone SIM Support It wasn't long ago that much of the world's mobile tech community uttered a collective shudder when a $1,000+ price tag was mentioned for the iWatch. In the months since however we've been...
Sorry, you won't be able to buy Apple iWatch before 2015Tech Times
Apple considering a $400 price for the iWatchGant Daily
Apple iWatch Will be the Most Expensive Smart-watchThe Utah People's Post
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Google News Sci Tech: Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster' - BBC News->

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Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'
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Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds. Near-shore waters went up by about 2mm per year more than the general trend for the Southern Ocean as a whole in the period between 1992 and...
Antarctic Sea Level Rising Faster Than The Global Average, Claims Satellite DataRedOrbit
Sea-level rising faster than average due to melting Antartic glaciersFirstpost
Melting Antarctic ice sheet raising sea-level fasterBusiness Standard
Zee News-Eureka! Science News
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Google News Sci Tech: China: Microsoft. You have 20 days to explain Office Windows 'compatibilty' issu->

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China: Microsoft. You have 20 days to explain Office Windows 'compatibilty' issues
China's antitrust regulator has given Microsoft 20 days to hand over a written explanation of the compatibility of its Windows OS and Office software suite as part of its probe into the firm's alleged monopoly activities. The State Administration for Industry and...
China gives Microsoft gets 20 days to respond to competition probeZDNet
Microsoft must give China an antitrust response in 20 daysInquirer
China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain bundling strategyFortune
Economic Times-StockWise Daily
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+ - Are there any Linux-friendly DESKTOP x86 motherboard manufacturers?-> 1

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storkus (179708) writes "The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix (2nd story link at the bottom of the first), and plenty more Googling around.

My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? Note that I want to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and "other" high-end machine with one of the above chips so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being M$-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a real lousy attitude (despite the Steam distro being real soon now)."

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Hacker Disrupts New Zealand Election Campaign 67

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An anonymous reader writes New Zealand is facing its weirdest election ever with a hacker calling himself "Rawshark" progressively dumping emails hacked from a controversial blogger. This weekend, revelations forced the resignation of one Government minister and nobody knows what will drop next. Emails revealed that the blogger, called "Whale Oil", was in contact with both a government minister in charge of New Zealand's white collar crime investigations unit and with a PR man acting for a founder of a failed finance company then under investigation.

+ - A Remote Controlled, Fully Functional, Steam Powered Tank->

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An anonymous reader writes "Fire, Water, Steam, Motion. A fun build of a r/c true live steam powered tank with turret & gun. Dual engines, working turret, simulated cannon fire. The tank uses 100% live steam power for propulsion. Batteries only power the radio/controllers, lights and effects. It's based on an old Tamiya 1/16th scale King Tiger off eBay. Enjoy a little whimsy!"
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards" 449

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An anonymous reader writes A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is "against Sharia" and "against moral standards." However, Iran's President, Hassan Rouhani, plans to renew licenses and expand the country’s 3G cellular phone network. A radical MP associated with the conservative Resistance Front, warned: “If the minister continues to go ahead with increasing bandwidth and Internet speed, then we will push for his impeachment and removal from the cabinet.” “We will vigorously prevent all attempts by the [communication] minister to expand 3G technology, and if our warnings are not heeded, then the necessary course of action will be taken,” he added.

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NASA and contractors accelerate testing on 3D-printed rocket engine components
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As NASA prepares the materials and machines to send humans to destinations far beyond the gravitational influence of Earth, the space agency is turning its attention on new game-changing technologies to help them in their efforts. The company's that...
NASA's Space Launch System approved for developmentiTWire
Countdown to NASA's choice to fly crew to space stationUSA TODAY
NASA set to award US$4B contract3News NZ Science Monitor-WTSP 10 News
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI 77

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First time accepted submitter dnebin writes Yahoo announced that they will cease new development on their javascript framework YUI, bowing to industry trends towards Node.js, Angular, and others. The announcement reads in part: "The consequence of this evolution in web technologies is that large JavaScript libraries, such as YUI, have been receiving less attention from the community. Many developers today look at large JavaScript libraries as walled gardens they don't want to be locked into. As a result, the number of YUI issues and pull requests we've received in the past couple of years has slowly reduced to a trickle. Most core YUI modules do not have active maintainers, relying instead on a slow stream of occasional patches from external contributors. Few reviewers still have the time to ensure that the patches submitted are reviewed quickly and thoroughly."

+ - The Apache Software Foundation now accepting BitCoin for donations->

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rbowen (112459) writes "The Apache Software Foundation is the latest not-for-profit organization to accept bitcoin donations, as pointed out by a user on the Bitcoin subreddit.

The organization is well known for their catalog of open-source software, including the ubiquitous Apache web server, Hadoop, Tomcat, Cassandra, and about 150 other projects. Users in the community have been eager to support their efforts using digital currency for quite a while.

The Foundation accepts donations in many different forms: Amazon, PayPal, and they’ll even accept donated cars.

On their contribution page the Apache Software Foundation has published a bitcoin address and QR code. As of this afternoon, the address has already collected on the order of 4 BTC."

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+ - Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while answering email will face no charges

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Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. As with a lot of Law Enforcement behavior, let's see a "regular" citizen get away with that."
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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go 220

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mdsolar writes with news of a plan to move radioactive waste from nuclear plants. The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won't be moving anytime soon. The latest government plans call for having an interim test storage site in 2021 and a long-term geologic depository in 2048. No one knows where those sites will be, but the Obama administration is already thinking about contracts to develop, test and certify the necessary rail equipment.

Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots 220

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mi writes "Ukrainian media is reporting (link in Ukrainian), that Facebook is getting increasingly heavy-handed blocking Ukrainian bloggers. The likely explanation for the observed phenomenon is that Facebook's Ukrainian office is located in Russia and is headed by a Russian citizen (Catherine Skorobogatov). For example, a post calling on Russian mothers to not let their sons go to war was blocked "Due to multiple complaints". Fed up, Ukrainian users are writing directly to Zukerberg to ask him to replace Catherine with someone, who would not be quite as swayed by the "complaints" generated by Russian bots.

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