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This refurbished Apple Macbook Pro 13.3″ is now under $300 for Valentine’s Day

Stack CommerceWe may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one (or yourself) can often seem daunting. Go-to gifts can be underwhelming, consisting of chocolates or teddy bears bound to end up in a closet. The refurbished Apple...

The Opt Out: The case against editing your ad settings

Once it’s out, it’s out. But does it make a difference if you edit it?. Lauren Pusateri IT’S BECOME COMMON for social media platforms and other online services to offer you a way to find, edit, and delete the data they have on you. The steps aren’t always obvious, but if you dig deep enough into a site’s settings, you’ll likely find a page full of...

The best way to save forests? Legally recognize Indigenous lands.

For generations, Indigenous communities in the Atlantic Forest have sought territorial rights to fight extractive industries and land grabbers. DepositPhotos This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. Recognizing and demarcating Indigenous lands leads to reduced deforestation and increased...

Russia’s robot tanklet is being pitched as an anti-armor tool

Leopard 2A6 tanks seen in Germany in June, 2018, during a training event. US Army / Rolyn Kropf On January 26, Russian politician Dmitry Rogozin claimed in an interview that the country’s robotic Marker Uncrewed Ground Vehicles will be deployed in Ukraine as a tool to counter tanks. The Marker is a long-in-development and high-tech concept, designed...

This heat-seeking robot looks and moves like a vine

Researchers hope the robot could one day aid in fire suppression. Charles Xiao et al. Robots are increasingly drawing from a menagerie of animal inspirations, but one of the newer designs takes its novel inspiration from vegetation. As spotted on Tuesday by New Scientist, researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara have created a robot...

No one can predict exactly where birds go, but this mathematical model gets close

Bird migration season is coming up. Barth Bailey / Unsplash Migratory birds will soon be on the move. Starting in March, spring migration will be underway across North America as songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowls, and birds of prey return back to town. Although scientists know that these critters will soon be taking flight, they’ve long been trying...

It’s time to recycle all those dead batteries

Roberto Sorin/UNSPLASHWe may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Though batteries are the essential components that power everyday devices big and small, you’d be forgiven for considering them far less important once they’re out of juice. But old, dead batteries can be recycled...

This is the best look yet into ancient Egyptians’ mummy-making chemicals

Embalming scene with priest in underground chamber. © Nikola Nevenov One of humanity’s greatest traditions is honoring the dead. Vikings burned the deceased in boats to grant safe passage into the afterlife. Ancient Tibetans practiced sky burials where corpses were devoured by vultures to cleanse the sins of the departed and allow for a peaceful ascension...

The DOJ is investigating an AI tool that could be hurting families in Pennsylvania

The Justice Dept. is allegedly concerned with recent deep dives into the Allegheny Family Screening Tool. Deposit Photos Over the past seven years, Allegheny County Department of Human Services workers have frequently employed an AI predictive risk modeling program to aid in assessing children’s risk factors for being placed into the greater Pittsburgh...

The best coin batteries of 2023

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Best overall Panasonic CR2016 ...

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