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[NyTimes] : "Humans may never be able to exterminate cockroaches, but they may be able to learn something from them.
The insects might even offer a new model for robots that crawl through rubble to look for survivors or gather information after disasters, according to scientists at the University of California, …"
[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday sent his final annual budget proposal to a hostile Republican-led Congress, seeking $19 billion for a broad new cybersecurity initiative and rejecting the lame-duck label as he declared that his plan “is about looking forward.”
The budget for fiscal year 2017, …"
[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — Every day for one month last fall, Jonathan Sallet, the general counsel at the Federal Communications Commission, sneaked into a small, windowless office at the agency, its location undisclosed except to senior staff.
From 6 a.m. until early evening, with Bach streaming in the …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — In a setback for Facebook, Indian regulators have banned free mobile data programs that favor some Internet services over others.
The regulations, issued Monday after months of intense public debate over how to extend the Internet to India's poorest citizens, effectively block …"
[NyTimes] : "DREAM CITIES
Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World
By Wade Graham
Illustrated. 323 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $29.99.
Thomas More's “Utopia,” which appeared 500 years ago, in 1516, may have changed the world. But few of its readers, I suspect, have read the whole thing. Impatient to get to …"
[NyTimes] : "A few years ago, I walked through an English forest with an old friend who told me there was something living in it that I had never seen before. Intrigued, I stood with him by a barbed-wire fence running across leaf litter dappled with sunlight. It was very quiet — just the sifting of a faint …"
Research has shown that removing white lines induces uncertainty and thus cuts vehicle speeds by …
[NyTimes] : "THE population of nonreligious Americans — including atheists, agnostics and those who call themselves “nothing in particular” — stands at an all-time high this election year. Americans who say religion is not important in their lives and who do not belong to a religious group, according to the Pew …"
[NyTimes] : "Creatures resembling dragons dwell deep within the caves of Slovenia. And now with the help of biologists, a new brood is set to hatch at an unusual aquarium, accessible by underground train.
This crystal clear egg is one of three recently laid by an olm, a cave amphibian whose long sinuous body, …"
[NyTimes] : "The allegations are beyond chilling: two Virginia Tech freshmen charged with the premeditated kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl who, authorities say, communicated with her murderer online.
But the way they chatted — on a wildly popular messaging app called Kik — has increasingly become a …"
[NyTimes] : "COLMA, Calif. — While the Super Bowl will be played at Levi's Stadium, and thousands of news media members who descended on the Bay Area this week were based at the Moscone Center, Levi Strauss lay inside a marble crypt in one of this tiny town's 17 cemeteries, and George Moscone lay under the …"
[NyTimes] : "In perhaps the biggest shake-up of the fashion show system since ready-to-wear took to the catwalk, Burberry announced on Friday that after the women's wear season that begins in New York next week, it would move to a see-now/buy-now collection model.
It will no longer unveil clothes six months …"
[NyTimes] : "A deal about to close on Wall Street illustrates just how much some investors are willing to give up to gain a piece of the hottest start-up.
Wealthy clients of Morgan Stanley are piling into a special fund that gives them a chance to bet on Uber, people briefed on the transaction said. The fund, …"
[NyTimes] : "BEFORE engineers dreamed of eliminating drivers in cars, they imagined eliminating the side mirrors. The protuberances are ugly, create aerodynamic drag, and their associated blind spots are the bane of parking-challenged drivers everywhere.
But now, a long-sought solution looks closer to finally …"