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Why is there schmutz on everyone’s forehead? It's Ash Wednesday!

If you notice people walking around with smudges on their forehead today, don’t be alarmed: It’s Ash Wednesday. (It’s definitely not schmutz, so please don’t try to rub it off of anyone.) A somber day on the Christian liturgical calendar, ...

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Future Tense: Clap On Your Bose, Baby, ’Cause It’s Noisy as Heck Out There

“Everything is loud for games,” said Jean-Luc Cohen-Sinclair, an assistant professor of electronic production and design at the Berklee College of Music and New York University who has worked on games’ sound designs. “They’re designed to have ‘transient-rich’ sounds that ...

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There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

But many virtual currency aficionados argue that the energy consumption is worth it for the grander cause of securing the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks and making a new kind of financial infrastructure, free from the meddling of banks or governments. ...

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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Is there hope for Philly after all?

The latest edition of the power rankings features new hope in the City of Brotherly Love, a NFC West takeover and team that could derail the Patriots in the playoffs. Week 15 Power Rankings: 1. Patriots (11-3); Last Week: 2 ...

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If No One Owns the Moon, Can Anyone Make Money Up There?

Back in April, Luxembourg’s crown prince, his wife and government officials paid a visit to Planetary Resources, putting on white gowns, gloves, wispy caps and baby blue bootees — a distinctly unroyal outfit sometimes called a “bunny suit” — to ...

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Susan Sarandon says there are more Hollywood predators out there

Actress Susan Sarandon says there are plenty more Hollywood predators out there that we haven’t heard about yet — including one who drugs victims. The “Thelma & Louise” star told Confidential that a friend of hers who has been in ...

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There may be a way to reverse type 2 diabetes

The secret to reversing the effects of type 2 diabetes may lie in calorie intake. The link between a very low-calorie diet and the illness was discovered by a team of researchers from Yale University. For their study, the scientists ...

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Professor allegedly told students there was a shooting on campus

A University of Southern California professor allegedly falsely told students there was a shooting on campus Monday, prompting frantic students to call 911 before she was arrested. The professor, who hasn’t been identified, was going through “some sort of episode” ...

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Warning signs were there for fatal Flushing, Queens, bus crash

The story about the fatal bus crash in Queens on Sept. 18 suggests that whoever is in charge of licensing the companies whose buses speed along our highways never heard of Yelp. If you travel I-95 to Connecticut, you’re probably ...

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Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There

“Hey, Alexa – where should @amazon build #HQ2?”Frisco, Texas is primed for your business! #SeeYourselfinFrisco pic.twitter.com/fg4vh3lb89 Thx @SunCorridorInc! Unfortunately we can’t accept gifts (even really cool ones) so we donated it to @DesertMuseum https://t.co/ZJPQfs44cq pic.twitter.com/Fot06Kgs9P NYT > Technology

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