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Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods In A Quest To Beat Walmart With Luxury

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Amazon.com Inc. announced plans on Friday to buy Whole Foods Market in a move that finally gives the online retail behemoth a serious brick-and-mortar presence.

Cybersecurity Firms Uncover Malware That Could Cause Power Outages Around The Globe

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June 12 (Reuters) - Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, they said on Monday, warning the malware could be easily modified to harm critical infrastructure operations around the globe.

Uber Pulls A U-Turn, Decides Tipping Is OK After All

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Uber reversed itself Tuesday and said it will allow tipping of drivers.


Drivers in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston can receive gratuities from passengers through the Uber smartphone app beginning Tuesday, and tipping will be allowed elsewhere in the U.S.

Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Glittering Galaxies Of New Stars

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Using “natural magnifying lenses in space,” the acclaimed Hubble Space Telescope has photographed amazing close-up glimpses of what NASA refers to as “the universe’s brightest infrared galaxies.”


“The galaxy images, magnified through a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, reveal a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns, such as rings and arcs,” NASA says.

Robot Babies Are Almost As Cute As Real Thing But Without The Mess

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Want a doll that looks, moves and feels almost exactly like a newborn? Or how about a baby Avatar, or a half human-half piglet?


The whole range was on display at a trade fair in Bilbao, northern Spain showcasing “Reborn Babies” made by Spanish company Babyclon, one of a small number of firms worldwide that cater to a particular subculture of collectors who value the dolls’ unsettling realism.



Some of the basic silicone dolls cost almost 600 euros ($670), while high-end models equipped with motors that make the doll appear to breathe or suck on a pacifier cost nearly 5,000 euros.


As well as human babies, and ones that look like the blue aliens from the film “Avatar”, the company makes baby chimpanzees, tiny mermaids and infants with elf-style pointed ears.

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AI Predicts Autism Based On Infant Brain Scans

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Brain scans, analyzed using a type of artificial intelligence, can reveal whether 6-month-old babies are likely to develop autism, a new study shows.