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Attention, Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods: You’re in luck

It’s been a year since Amazon.com Inc. agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.5 billion. The biggest beneficiaries of the deal might be Amazon Prime members. Sky-blue signs advertising discounts for Prime members greet shoppers in some Whole Foods parking lots. Inside the stores, blue placards spotlight lower prices for Prime members on organic nectarines and sausage. “Blue signs mean …

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BOJ keeps policy steady, offers bleaker view on inflation

Japan’s central bank maintained its ultra-loose monetary policy on Friday and downgraded its view on inflation, signaling that it will lag well behind its U.S. and European peers in rolling back crisis-era stimulus. Markets are on the lookout for clues from BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s post-meeting briefing on how long the central bank could hold off on whittling down stimulus …

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Mary McCormack shares video of husband’s flaming Tesla in LA-area traffic

Add actor Mary McCormack’s husband to the list of Tesla drivers who’ve experienced some problems. McCormack, 49, who starred on “The West Wing” in addition to numerous other TV and movie appearances, has shared video of her husband Michael Morris’s Tesla car shooting flames while in Southern California traffic. I meant it wasn’t a Tesla with auto pilot or whatever. …

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Waitress loses job, booted from Air Force Reserve after ‘n—– hunting’ video

A Missouri woman who was fired from her waitressing job following a viral racist Snapchat video was also booted from the Air Force Reserve. Tabitha Duncan, 20, of Jefferson County, “is in the process of being released from her enlistment in the Air Force,” Lt. Col. Chad Gibson said, the Air Force Times reported. “The video, released days after her enlistment, is intolerable …

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Can computer algorithms determine the true causes of war?

DARPA, BAE Systems and the Air Force Research Lab are working to pioneer new computer simulations, algorithms and advanced software to provide military decision makers with organized, near real-time information on causes of war and conflict in operational scenarios. Drawing upon a range of otherwise disconnected sources of raw data, the new software program is designed to use reasoning algorithms …

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Russian developer defends controversial ‘Active Shooter’ video game

The developer for a video game that stimulates a school shooting has found new ways to sell his game after an online gaming platform removed it, following huge backlash from the parents of children killed in school shootings. .“Active Shooter” was removed from the platform Steam after anti-gun activists and the parents of students killed during school shootings criticized the …

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Eurosatory 2018: Pocket-sized spy drone is a powerful eye in the sky for US troops

This personal pocket-sized, stealthy nano-drone equips soldiers with instant access to a powerful eye in the sky. Black Hornet flies over enemy forces and transmits live video and HD images back to the soldiers. So quiet and tiny, the nano-drone would be extremely difficult for an enemy force to spot. Adversaries would have no idea U.S. soldiers were watching them. …

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New Army artillery doubles attack range and outguns Russian equivalent

The Army is fast-tracking an emerging program to engineer a longer-range artillery cannon able to out range enemy ground forces by hitting targets at more than twice the distance of existing artillery. The service is now prototyping an Extended Range Cannon Artillery weapons with a larger caliber tube and new grooves to hang weights for gravity adjustments to the weapon …

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VPNFilter malware sinks its teeth into more routers

The Wi-Fi router-killing malware known as VPNFilter is more dangerous than previously thought. The malicious code can actually infect over 70 different device models, up from a mere dozen. Last month, Cisco warned the public about the malware, which contains a self-destruct function that can brick a device. The company estimates that at least 500,000 wireless and broadband routers across the globe …

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Terrifying 150 million-year-old ‘mystery’ dinosaur sells for $2.4M

A nearly complete fossil of a mystery dinosaur thought to be 150 million years old was sold for nearly $2.4 million at an auction in Paris on Monday. The dinosaur skeleton, which is largely intact, belongs to a yet-unknown species of dinosaur and has paleontologists and scientists buzzing about what it could be. “The skeleton is 70 percent complete,” paleontologist Eric Mickeler …

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A major physics experiment just detected a particle that shouldn’t exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting with it at all. The first hints these elusive particles turned up decades ago. But after years of dedicated searches, scientists have been unable to find any other evidence for them, with many experiments contradicting those old results. These new results …

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