Robots are growing tons of our food. Here’s the creepy part.

Robots are growing tons of our food. Here's the creepy part.

It's not what you think.

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China Warns of Safety Risks as Rally in Coal Price Spurs Mining

China Warns of Safety Risks as Rally in Coal Price Spurs Mining

Soaring coal prices have spurred a surge in potentially dangerous mining activity in China, prompting a government warning about the risk of increased casualties in a country that is home to some of the world’s deadliest mines.

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How an Award-Winning Economist’s Weird Discovery May Challenge General Relativity

How an Award-Winning Economist’s Weird Discovery May Challenge General Relativity

In 2004, The Economist reported on a study by Chris Duif with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, who was convinced after further research of his own that the phenomenon known as the Allais effect is not only real, but that it could still qualify as being unexplained… By Micah Hanks.

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CBC asks for $400M to go ad-free

CBC asks for $400M to go ad-free

CBC/Radio Canada has submitted a position paper to the federal government proposing the public broadcaster move to an ad-free model, similar to the one used to pay for the BBC in the United Kingdom, at a cost of about $400 million in additional funding. "We are at a critical juncture in our evolution, continuing to operate under a business model and cultural policy framework that is profoundly broken," says the CBC's document, released on Monday afternoon. "At the same time, other nations are moving their cultural agendas forward successfully — and reaping the benefits of strong, stable, well-funded public broadcasters."

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Google Asked to Remove a Billion “Pirate” Search Results in a Year

Google Asked to Remove a Billion "Pirate" Search Results in a Year

Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 1,000,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine over the past twelve months. A new record, in line with the continued rise of takedown requests and the increase in pressure on Google to do more to tackle piracy.

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