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The FDA warns not to drink bleach—in case you needed that reminder

Enlarge / Bottles of Clorox bleach sit on a shelf at a grocery store. (credit: Getty | Justin Sullivan) The US Food and Drug Administration this week released an important health warning that everyone should heed: drinking bleach is dangerous—potentially life-threatening—and you should not do it. The warning may seem unnecessary, but guzzling bleach is …

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These bats can use leaves as “sound mirrors” for better navigation

Enlarge / The leaf-nosed bat, native to Central and South America, has noseleaves that may help project its echolocation calls. (credit: Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty Image) Leaf-nosed bats can locate even small prey with echolocation by exploiting an “acoustic mirror” effect, according to a recent paper in Current Biology. If the bat approaches an insect on a leaf …

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Microsoft: Cloud gaming is “inevitable” but “years” from mainstream

Gears of War 4 at an E3 Microsoft Theater demonstration.”> Enlarge / Project xCloud running Gears of War 4 at an E3 Microsoft Theater demonstration. With the planned 2019 launch of Project Xcloud, Microsoft isn’t ignoring the game industry’s current mania for streaming gaming. But in a recent interview with Gamespot, Microsoft Xbox head Phil …

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Apple’s new credit card comes with forced arbitration—here’s how to opt out

Enlarge / Shiny! Apple’s new credit card is rolling out in stages to interested users (I got mine on Monday) and the early reception is generally positive. The card’s primary draw isn’t in its benefits, which are perfectly fine but not outstanding by any metric. Instead, the card’s strength is in its tight vertical integration …

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A New Coke Flavor Is Coming to the U.S. Just in Time for the Holidays

Coca-Cola is bringing a new version of its flagship drink to the United States. Cinnamon Coca-Cola will hit shelves later this year, likely in time for the holidays. This will be the brand’s first time in the U.S. (it debuted in the United Kingdom last year). A new Sprite flavor—Winter Spiced Cranberry—will also be out …

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Are Credit Card Companies the Key to Stopping Mass Shooters? These Visa Shareholders Think So

Visa shareholders have a message for management: They don’t want blood on their hands. Shareholder proposals have pushed companies to adopt reforms around board gender diversity, executive compensation, and such environmental and social causes as climate change and human rights.  Now if one group of shareholder activists has its way, electronic payments company Visa will face …

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Documentaries Stand Out at the Box Office During a Summer of Sequels

Spider-man, Aladdin, and… Pavarotti? In a summer of superhero films, audiences are flocking to a documentary about the late Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Ron Howard’s documentary about the legendary opera singer, Pavarotti, has grossed $4.5 million since it was released on June 7, making it the highest-grossing documentary released this summer. And it isn’t the …

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