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These Toys Don't Just Listen To Your Kid; They Send What They Hear To A Defense Contractor
Science & Tech  (tags: spy toys, EPIC, consumers union, Center For Digital Democracy, ccfc, georgetown, genesis toys, nuance communications, my friend cayla, i-que, coppa )

- 45 days ago -
Kids say a lot of random, unsolicited, or just plain personal things to their toys while playing. What if their playtime companion is an Internet- connected recording device that ships off audio files to a remote server without even notifying parents?
Review of 9,000 Studies Finds We Know Squat About Bitumen Spills in Ocean Environments
Science & Tech  (tags: bitumen, diluted bitumen, dilbit, oil spill, oil tanker, Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, Wendy Palen, Science )

- 41 days ago -
Nobody knows how a spill of diluted bitumen would affect marine life or whether a bitumen spill in salt water could be adequately cleaned up, because basic research is lacking, says a new study.
The BIG Bell Test
Science & Tech  (tags: research, performance, investigation )

- 52 days ago -
Quantum Physics - simply by "playing games"
Oklahoma Town Sues Energy Companies Over Earthquakes
Science & Tech  (tags: Technoloogy, fracking, lawsuit, Pawnee OK, earthquakes, oil & gas companies, wastewater injection )

- 62 days ago -
The town of Pawnee, Okla., is bringing a class action lawsuit against oil and gas companies, saying the companies caused more than 50 earthquakes by injecting wastewater into the ground.
Sand's End
Science & Tech  (tags: sand, climate change, engineered beaches, rising sea levels, technology, tourism and recreation )

- 62 days ago -
Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what? Countless other coastal cities are trapped in the same cycle, a cycle whose pace will become harder to maintain as the ocean rises.
Antarctica's Southern Ocean May No Longer Help Delay Global Warming
Science & Tech  (tags: Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Oceanographers, temperature and sea level rise, CO2, research )

- 62 days ago -
Researchers are studying the ocean's carbon dynamics to improve predictions for sea level and temperature rise.
The Gulf Oil Spill Literally Caused Wetlands to Sink Beneath the Waves, Scientists Say
Science & Tech  (tags: Researchers, Deepwater Horizon, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, upper Barataria Bay, Louisiana, wetlands, oil spill damage )

- 61 days ago -
Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are still taking stock of the damage it caused.
A Minority President Trump: Why the Polls Failed and What the Majority Can Do
Science & Tech  (tags: Cognitive Science & the Trump presidency, analysis, Cognitive Linguistics, the mind in politics )

- 60 days ago -
I will argue that the nature of mind is not a mere technical issue for the cognitive and brain sciences, but that it had everything to do with the outcome of the 2016 election -- and the failure of the pollsters, the media, and Democrats to predict it.
Strange Ancient Labyrinth City Under The Sands Of The Kara Kum Desert Reveals Its Secrets
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 68 days ago -
Four decades ago, a startling discovery was made, when a team of researchers led by the celebrated Greek-Russian archaeologist V.I.Sarianidi opened the Temple City Gonur Tepe, located in western Turkmenistan...
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