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Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer

Enlarge / A weedkiller has gotten its manufacturer in very large legal troubles. (credit: Erich Ferdinand / Flickr) On Friday, a California jury hit Monsanto with $289 million in damages in a lawsuit brought by a patient suffering from terminal cancer, accepting the plaintiff's claims that his di...

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One man designed and built the ultimate bush plane

Bush airplanes are the SUVs of general aviation—small, piston-engined aircraft designed or adapted to carry a passenger or two, or to ferry light cargo in and out of remote areas with crude or non-existent runways. They're in use everywhere fr...

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Friendly fox genomes help us understand the genetics of behavior

Enlarge / Russian domesticated foxes (credit: Kingston Photography for the JAB Canid Education and Conservation Center ) Since 1959, a unique breeding experiment has been underway in southwestern Siberia. Its founder, Dmitry Belyaev, was intrigued by the characteristics of domestication, and he&n...

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PETA roasts Impossible Burger for rat tests, suggests patties cause cancer

Enlarge / The impossible burger (credit: Impossible Foods) The oft controversial animal-rights group PETA has beef with the ostensibly animal-friendly Impossible Burger. PETA, short for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is fired up over the fact that the vegetarian burger’s maker...

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The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most importantly) making the trek to downtown Indianapolis to play tabletop games with 60,000 other board game fanatics for four days straight. Gen Con—the biggest tabletop gaming convention in North America—is...

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Short seller sues Tesla, Elon Musk, claiming buyout tweets were fraudulent

Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2016. (credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images) Three days after Elon Musk tweeted that he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private, we still don't know who, if anyone, has agreed to provide the billions of dollars needed to buy out the company. But plaintiffs' lawyers...

Software

Windows 10 S release date, news and features

Windows 10 S was revealed to the world back in May 2017. Since then, the thin client version of Windows 10 has been met with mixed reviews. This is primarily because of the restrictions it imposes on those seeking to use traditional legacy programs not found on the Windows Store.Rather than allowing...

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Windows 10 Redstone 5 news, rumors and release date

In its constant mission to support Windows 10 with major overhauls, Microsoft has shifted its attention towards development of Redstone 5 – now that the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, previously known as Redstone 4, has been released.Just like past Windows 10 releases, Redstone 5 will bring in...

Apple

MacRumors Giveaway: Win AirPods Retro From ColorWare

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of custom-painted AirPods that have been designed to look like a classic Macintosh. The AirPods Retro case has been painted a soft beige shade that matches the design of Apple's earliest comput...

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Apple Music Launches New Classical Music Section Curated by Deutsche Grammophon, Including Full-Length Operas

Apple Music this week began rolling out a new section in Browse curated by Deutsche Grammophon, known as one of the biggest classical musical labels in the world. In this section, classical music fans will find featured playlists of specific composers, highlighted radio stations, and all-new visual...


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