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Archaeologists reconstruct pre-Columbian temple with 3D-printed blocks

Enlarge (credit: Brattarb via Wikimedia Commons) The unfinished temple in a southern valley of the Lake Titicaca Basin in modern-day Bolivia has been a mystery for at least 500 years. Now known as the Pumapunku—”Door of the Jaguar” in the Quechua language—the complex stone structure is part of a sprawling complex of pyramids, plazas, and …

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CenturyLink blocked its customers’ Internet access in order to show an ad

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | RiverNorthPhotography) CenturyLink briefly disabled the Internet connections of customers in Utah last week and allowed them back online only after they acknowledged an offer to purchase filtering software. CenturyLink falsely claimed that it was required to do so by a Utah state law that says ISPs must notify customers “of …

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Apple to bring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts to its streaming service

Enlarge (credit: DHX Media, Peanuts) Apple snagged a whole group of stars in its latest get for its upcoming streaming service. According to a report by Variety, Apple signed a deal with Canadian broadcaster DHX Media to produce new content featuring the Peanuts gang, Charles M. Schulz’s band of friends including Charlie Brown, Lucy, and …

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Central Londoners to be subjected to facial recognition test this week

Enlarge / A public notice of a previous Met Police facial recognition test. (credit: Metropolitan Police) London’s Metropolitan Police Service will be testing facial recognition technology in a handful of locations across the central core of the British capital on both Monday and Tuesday for eight hours each day. This trial marks the seventh such …

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Trump will replace Interior Department Secretary next week

Enlarge / US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke arrives at the US Capitol prior to the service for former President George H. W. Bush on December 03, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Photo by Shawn Thew – Pool/Getty Images) President Trump announced Friday via Twitter that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down from …

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No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery

Enlarge / LIGO’s February 11, 2016, press conference in Washington, DC, where they announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Just last month, we told you about a small group of Danish physicists who were casting doubt on the original gravitational wave signal detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), …

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