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Google search results have more human help than you think, report finds

Enlarge / Mountain View, Calif.—May 21, 2018: Exterior view of a Googleplex building, the corporate headquarters of Google and parent company Alphabet. (credit: Getty Images | zphotos) Google, and its parent company Alphabet, has its metaphorical fingers in a hundred different lucrative pies. To untold millions of users, though, “to Google” something has become a …

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Supreme Court agrees to review disastrous ruling on API copyrights

Enlarge / Signage stands at the Oracle Corp. headquarters campus in Redwood City, California, on March 14, 2016. (credit: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Supreme Court has agreed to review one of the decade’s most significant software copyright decisions: last year’s ruling by an appeals court that Google infringed Oracle’s copyrights when Google created …

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Physicists capture first footage of quantum knots unraveling in superfluid

Enlarge / Researchers captured the decay of a quantum knot (left), which untied itself after a few microseconds and eventually turned into a spin vortex (right). (credit: Tuomas Ollikainen/Aalto University) The same team who tied the first “quantum knots” in a superfluid several years ago have now discovered that the knots decay, or “untie” themselves, …

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Huawei finally ships the foldable Mate X, complete with a protective pouch

The Huawei Mate X uses one big wraparound display made by BOE. [credit: Huawei ] Huawei’s futuristic foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate X, is finally a real product. The phone went on sale in China today for the heart-stopping price of $2,421 (16,999 yuan). Just like that other foldable smartphone on the market, the Galaxy …

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“Dirty trickster” Roger Stone convicted on all counts in Mueller indictment

Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 15: Former adviser to US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after being found guilty of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election on November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Stone faced seven felony charges and was found …

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The genetic basis of Peruvians’ ability to live at high altitude

Enlarge / Many Peruvians are well adapted to high-altitude life in the Andes. (credit: Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us) Sherpas are physiologically adapted to breathing, working, and living in the thin air of the Himalayas, enabling them to repeatedly schlep stuff up and down Mount Everest. The Quechua, who have lived in the Andes …

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