‘Making A Murderer’ Steven Avery Exonerated By August 29, 2016?

'Making A Murderer' Steven Avery Exonerated By August 29, 2016?

Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has asked the court to extend the time for filing the brief by 90 days – until August 29, 2016. The document titled “Motion to extend the time for filing defendant-appellant’s brief,” (read the document here) submitted by Zellner and Tricia Bushnell, states that the record in the case in question was filed on April 20, 2016. While the brief is due on May 31, 2016 (40 days thereafter), the document states that “despite diligent and extensive efforts…

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Scientist suggests possible link between primordial black holes and dark matter

Scientist suggests possible link between primordial black holes and dark matter

Dark matter is a mysterious substance composing most of the material universe, now widely thought to be some form of massive exotic particle. An intriguing alternative view is that dark matter is made of black holes formed during the first second of our universe's existence, known as primordial black holes. Now a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, suggests that this interpretation aligns with our knowledge of cosmic infrared and X-ray background glows and may explain the unexpectedly high masses of merging black holes detected last year.

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The White House Is Finally Prepping for an AI-Powered Future

The White House Is Finally Prepping for an AI-Powered Future

Researchers disagree on when artificial intelligence that displays something like human understanding might arrive. But the Obama administration isn’t waiting to find out. The White House says the government needs to start thinking about how to regulate and use the powerful technology while it is still dependent on humans. “The public should have an accurate mental model of what we mean when we say artificial intelligence,” says Ryan Calo, who teaches law at University of Washington.

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Kelowna woman warns others after terrifying ordeal at U.S. border

Kelowna woman warns others after terrifying ordeal at U.S. border

After a recent trip south of the border, a Kelowna business owner says she won’t be returning to the United States without her husband by her side. Just a little over a week ago, Mary Ann Gill and a female friend were on a motorcycle trip to Elmo, Mont., from Radium Hot Springs, where they had travelled to the day before.

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Device used in Nazi coding machine found for sale on eBay

Device used in Nazi coding machine found for sale on eBay

For codebreakers with the allied forces, it was more important a discovery than the Enigma machine, offering encryption for the Nazi command that, when cracked, would hasten the end of the second world war and lead to huge breakthroughs in modern computing. Less than 80 years later, for a thrifty woman in Essex, the “telegram machine” was little more than a dusty old gadget languishing in the garden shed. But after an eagle-eyed volunteer with the National Museum of Computing (NMC) spotted an ad on eBay this week, the extremely rare, military-issue Lorenz teleprinter has been saved and provides the latest piece in…

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David Mitchell buries latest manuscript for a hundred years

David Mitchell buries latest manuscript for a hundred years

Mitchell is the second contributor to the Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s Future Library project, for which 1,000 trees were planted two years ago in Oslo’s Nordmarka forest. Starting with Margaret Atwood, who last year handed over the manuscript of a text called Scribbler Moon, each year for the next 100 years an author will deliver a piece of writing which will only be read in 2114, when the trees are chopped down to make paper on which the 100 texts will be printed.

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Mugger arrested after victim spots him on Facebook’s ‘people you may know’ section

Mugger arrested after victim spots him on Facebook’s ‘people you may know’ section

In a somewhat bizarre story which proves that truth is often stranger than fiction, a serial mugger in England was arrested after one of his victims spotted him under Facebook’s “People you may know” section. Originally reported by the BBC, 21-year old Omar Famuyide had a long history of theft, muggings and armed robberies to his name. Not too long ago, Famuyide brandished a knife and stole a car. Flash forward a bit, and the victim of said car robbery was recently shocked to see Famuyide’s face pop up as a suggested friend he might want to add on Facebook.

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Oklahoma Makes the Poor Poorer

Oklahoma Makes the Poor Poorer

As they sliced and diced state programs this month to close a budget deficit, Republicans controlling the Oklahoma Legislature cruelly targeted some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens — the working poor — by cutting an average $147 a year from the income of 200,000 households. This may seem negligible to the state’s wealthy and middle class, but not to a poor family with a breadwinner struggling at the margins. The method chosen is deplorable — cutting the state share of the earned-income tax credit for low-income workers, a federal program widely praised as an effective lift from poverty.

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