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Computer Beats Chinese Champion in Ancient Board Game of Go

Computer Beats Chinese Champion in Ancient Board Game of Go

May 24
A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate.

Schools Using Smart Phone Technology Against Sex Assaults

Schools Using Smart Phone Technology Against Sex Assaults

By Robin McDowell | May 24
The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults. Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble.

Britain's Favorite Flowers Revealed Ahead of Chelsea Flower Show

Britain's Favorite Flowers Revealed Ahead of Chelsea Flower Show

By EDGE | May 24
The humble garden rose has been revealed as Britain's favorite flower.

Growing Grassroots Movements Confronting School Sex Assault

Growing Grassroots Movements Confronting School Sex Assault

By Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin | May 23
A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed - sexual aggression among classmates.

New Zealand Space Launch Has Nation Reaching for the Stars

New Zealand Space Launch Has Nation Reaching for the Stars

By Nick Perry | May 23
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.

Inarritu Debuts Groundbreaking VR Exhibit at Cannes

Inarritu Debuts Groundbreaking VR Exhibit at Cannes

By Jake Coyle | May 22
Much of the power of "Carne y Arena" comes from not just from the virtual reality placement of the viewer amid the immigrants, but of their individual experiences.

Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Drone Registration Rule

Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Drone Registration Rule

May 22
A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a federal rule that required owners of recreational drones and other model aircraft to register the devices with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Woman Calls Cops Worried Semen in Thermos Might Explode

Woman Calls Cops Worried Semen in Thermos Might Explode

May 22
A Florida woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode.

Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Not Running for Public Office

Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Not Running for Public Office

May 22
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics.

What Twitter's Privacy Changes Mean for You

What Twitter's Privacy Changes Mean for You

By Barbara Ortutay | May 22
Twitter's new privacy policy suggests ambitions of becoming more like Facebook - more tracking of users and more targeting of ads to rake in more money.

MIT Student Sues CIA for Info on Twitter Jokes

MIT Student Sues CIA for Info on Twitter Jokes

May 21
A Massachusetts doctoral student is trying to force the CIA to open up about how it uses jokes on social media.

Ohio Political Commentators Sue Over Online Harassment Ban

By Julie Carr Smyth | May 21
A group of liberal and conservative online political commentators in Ohio has filed a constitutional challenge to the state's recently enacted law against internet harassment.

Google Unveils Latest Tech Tricks as Computers Get Smarter

By Michael Liedtke | May 21
Google's computer programs are gaining a better understanding of the world, and now it wants them to handle more of the decision-making for the billions of people who use its services.

Amazon Refreshes Lineup of Low-Cost Tablets, New Kids Model

Amazon Refreshes Lineup of Low-Cost Tablets, New Kids Model

May 21
Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model.

No Need to Schlep Wallet, Keys at Universal's New Water Park

No Need to Schlep Wallet, Keys at Universal's New Water Park

By Mike Schneider | May 21
No need to schlep around wallets or locker keys in your Speedos at Universal Orlando Resort's new water park opening later this month.

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