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Scientists discover new type of magnet with potential to improve data storage tech

A team of physicists from New York University have discovered a brand-new type of magnet that differs from any other known to exist. Called a “singlet-based magnet,” it was found within a compound of uranium and antimony known as USb2, and because it can change between magnetized and unmagnetized states quickly and easily, it has the potential to improve data … Continue reading

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A van-sized meteor exploded over Cuba

In the first of February, 2019, a van-sized asteroid-turned-meteor exploded over Cuba. This explosion and subsequent disintegration happened at a scale and height that allowed leftover pieces to be recovered in its aftermath.

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Robotics help 290-million-year-old fossil walk again

So you’d like to see a 290-million-year-old creature walk the earth here in the year 2019, would you? You’re in luck, because that happened. You’re about to see the work of evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin.

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Infant protostar found with warped disk

I learned something new today. Reading through scientific research papers in Nature, I found a report about a “warped disk around an infant protostar.” Having an only minimally greater-than-average understanding of astrophysics, I assumed that planets orbited around stars along their equator – at least for the most part.

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Holiday ‘Fortnite’ outage leaves players in limbo (updated)

We hope you didn't plan on spending your holiday week indulging in a Fortnite marathon. Epic Games has confirmed an outage preventing players from joining games, or even signing in

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Holiday ‘Fortnite’ outage leaves players in limbo

We hope you didn't plan on spending your holiday week indulging in a Fortnite marathon. Epic Games has confirmed an outage preventing players from joining games, or even signing in.

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Apple’s latest transparency report arrives as an interactive website

Apple has released its latest transparency report, one that has been redesigned compared to past disclosures to help users better sort through the information. In addition to the typical PDF transparency report, Apple has a new dedicated website that offers the data in an interactive way. Joining this year’s data is historical information highlighting changes and trends over multiple years

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The 20 Best Winter Boots That You Won’t Have to Break In

When it comes to winter boots , it's always hard to find a pair that checks off all the boxes—and that's the case when some simple pairs of water-resistant boots are more than enough, not even accounting for heavy-duty-boot climates. But the common denominator, no matter where you spend winter geographically, is that they have to be comfortable and stylish.

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Study shows why wombats poop cubes

A set of scientists in Australia studied a group of wombats that’d been run over by cars. The study, done exclusively on the digestive tracks of wombats “that has been euthanized following motor vehicle collisions” aimed to discover the truth behind a mysterious natural secret that’d plagued the minds of many for time uncounted.

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Windows’ built-in antivirus tool can run in a secure sandbox

Antivirus programs, by their nature, introduce a degree of risk. Since they have to scan malicious data to stop attacks (and thus need extensive permissions), a piece of malware that exploits antivirus flaws can typically run with impunity.

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