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Liberal-dominated committee nixes Tory push for hearings on lab security lapses

Liberal-dominated committee nixes Tory push for hearings on lab security lapses

OTTAWA — A Liberal-dominated House committee declined Monday to vote on a Conservative request to delve into the activities of two scientists who were fired from a high-security lab over their dealings with China.
One Tech Tip: Change these settings on X to limit calls and hide your IP address

One Tech Tip: Change these settings on X to limit calls and hide your IP address

Elon Musk's social media platform X has made audio and video calling capabilities available to all users, not just those with paid accounts. But a privacy issue has emerged from the rollout.
Do AI video-generators dream of San Pedro? Madonna among early adopters of AI's next wave

Do AI video-generators dream of San Pedro? Madonna among early adopters of AI's next wave

Whenever Madonna sings the 1980s hit “La Isla Bonita” on her concert tour, moving images of swirling, sunset-tinted clouds play on the giant arena screens behind her.
Book Review: 'Means of Control' charts the disturbing rise of a secretive US surveillance regime

Book Review: 'Means of Control' charts the disturbing rise of a secretive US surveillance regime

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, former national security advisor John Poindexter launched Total Information Awareness, intent on preventing future assaults on the homeland by amassing extensive databases on people and their movements.
Apple gets fined nearly $2 billion by the EU for hindering music streaming competition

Apple gets fined nearly $2 billion by the EU for hindering music streaming competition

LONDON (AP) — The European Union leveled its first antitrust penalty against Apple on Monday, fining the U.S.
Where will you be for the April 8 total solar eclipse? There's still time to grab a spot

Where will you be for the April 8 total solar eclipse? There's still time to grab a spot

NEW YORK (AP) — Where will you be watching the April 8 total solar eclipse ? There are just a few weeks left to pick your spot to see the skies darken along a strip of North America, whether by land, sea or air.
Three Red Sea underwater data cables have been cut as Houthi attacks continue in the vital waterway

Three Red Sea underwater data cables have been cut as Houthi attacks continue in the vital waterway

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three Red Sea underwater cables providing internet and telecommunications around the world have been cut as the waterway remains a target of Yemen’s Houthi rebels , officials said Monday.
Jupiter's moon Europa may have less oxygen than expected, a finding that might put a damper on life

Jupiter's moon Europa may have less oxygen than expected, a finding that might put a damper on life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — New research suggests there's less oxygen on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa than thought — and that could affect what if any life might be lurking in the moon’s underground ocean.
Scientists have used cells from fluid drawn during pregnancy to grow mini lungs and other organs

Scientists have used cells from fluid drawn during pregnancy to grow mini lungs and other organs

Scientists have created miniorgans from cells floating in the fluid that surrounds a fetus in the womb – an advance they believe could open up new areas of prenatal medicine.
4 new astronauts head to the International Space Station for a 6-month stay

4 new astronauts head to the International Space Station for a 6-month stay

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts headed to the International Space Station on Sunday where they will oversee the arrivals of two new rocketships during their half-year stint.