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- GeekWireWatch Einstein’s Theory of Relativity explained in a superfun 3-minute cartoon
Today is the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity, and what better way to celebrate that iconic moment in history than taking a few minutes to watch a fun cartoon about it?
- GeekWireGive Cards Against Humanity $5, get nothing in return
This might be the best Black Friday deal of the day — Cards Against Humanity is taking $5 right now on its site.
- GeekWireAsteroid mining riches await: President Obama signs space resource bill into law
President Barack Obama today put his signature on a law supporting the rights of space miners to extract, use and sell resources from asteroids, the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies – giving space-minded entrepreneurs something extra to be thankful for.
- GeekWireWhy people in China love Microsoft’s Xiaoice virtual companion, and what it says about artificial intelligence
Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon is speaking quickly inside a Beijing boardroom, excited about the conversation topic. He's rattling off statistics and talking about Xiaoice, a new personal assistant built by Microsoft that is already being used by 40 million smartphone owners across China and Japan.
- GeekWireWhat mobile phone data can reveal about you, in Rwanda or right here at home
Researchers have analyzed data about mobile phone use in Rwanda to figure out how wealthy a phone's user is – and they say they might be able to do the same kind of analysis for any other country.
- GeekWireBoy who gives $20 to vandalized mosque gets an awesome surprise
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After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.
Danish teen suspected of online threats next to video
A Danish teenager has been ordered held in custody for three weeks on suspicion of posting online a video, purportedly made by Islamic extremists, and comments deemed threatening to others.
After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks
Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.
Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, energy
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands
Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.
Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers
New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers.
Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90
A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A. Knauss was 90.
Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel
Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed -- curly top gumweed -- was growing along the road to the future.
Denmark's Bang & Olufsen considering takeover bid
Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent.
Polish experts analyzing data concerning alleged Nazi train
A Polish mining academy says its experts are analyzing data gathered from a site allegedly hiding a Nazi train, which local lore says is laden with gold.
Tiny Marshall Islands face threats from global warming
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Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll near Hawaii
Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.
Yahoo's CEO is running out of time to turn things around
Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade.