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Team Fortress 2 Update Released

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An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

Fixed the datacenter display in matchmaking settings occasionally being blank
Fixed several client crashes
Updated/Added some tournament medals
Updated the localization files
via Steam RSS News Feed "http://bit.ly/2GG8CqM"

California’s tap water could be a cancerous cocktail of pollutants

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Health Tap water contaminants could add over 15,000 additional cancer cases in California. A new analysis, published this week in the journal Environmental Health, estimated the number of additional cases of cancer that could be attributed to tap water in… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2DFIITF"

32 products to make spring cleaning a whole lot easier

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Gadgets Put on a good podcast and get to work. Spring cleaning products to make your house shine. Read on. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2Z8jruo"

Master digital music production with 45 hours of Logic Pro X training

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Get the inside track for $29. Master digital music production with 45 hours of Logic Pro X training and get the inside track for $29. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2USQAH0"

40 percent off a mini Instant Pot and other steamy deals happening today

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Gadgets A quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2WhGp06"

Carbon capture could keep global warming in check—here's how it works

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Energy Everything you need to know about CCS technology. A lot of the actions proposed in these plans are familiar: scaling up wind and solar power, building more public transit, and restoring natural landscapes to store… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2GU14SQ"

Tropical forests could soon lose their 'enchanted mist'

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Nexus Media News Global warming will deprive tropical mountain forests in Central and South America and the Caribbean of their iconic clouds. Climate change could cause the disappearance of the 'enchanted' cloud cover over tropical forests in the Western Hemisphere in the next 25 years. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2XUoj4J"

Oculus Quest brings your real-world motion into VR. Here's what that's like.

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Technology The next-gen headset is totally self-contained. We played with the new Oculus Quest VR headset. It's pretty cool. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2GPzkxt"

Let’s watch the Facebook 2019 F8 keynote address

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Technology Zuck is talking about privacy and Facebook's overall future. Facebook's developer's conference typically unveils some interesting information. Here's what you need to know. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2GVSHX2"

Daily Deal - Assault Android Cactus, 50% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 50% on Assault Android Cactus and its Soundtrack!*

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Daily Deal - Terraforming Mars, 40% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 40% on Terraforming Mars!*

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*Offer ends Thursday at 10AM Pacific Time
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Keeping up with climate change: the latest news in one place

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Environment 15 things we learned about climate change this month. The climate is changing fast. Here's everything you need to keep up with environmental science. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2URp7pg"

This geologist is Earth's planetary protection officer

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Space Guardian of the galaxy. Lisa Pratt was nearly 2 miles below ground in a South African gold mine when the lights went off and the air stopped moving. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2PF2zqy"

GPS gives directions, but what does it take away?

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Technology Excerpt: Wayfinding GPS makes sure we get where we need to go. But what do we lose in the process? In Wayfinding, author M.R. O'Connor investigates the science and mystery of human… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2VCc7YW"

Inside the global fight over a 2,500-ton heap of garbage

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Environment Never mind the Philippines—Canada has bigger trash problems. Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, made global headlines last week when he threatened to “declare war” on Canada over some 2,500 tons of trash. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2VxNRHy"

36 percent off an electric shaver and other buzzy deals happening today

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Gadgets A quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2PBaKnS"

Discover your dog’s family tree with this DNA test kit

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Find out your dog’s exact breed for $59. Discover your dog’s family tree with this DNA test kit and find out your dog’s exact breed for $59. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2PDTnmv"

Antibiotics save lives—but misusing them could lead to millions of deaths

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Health According to a new UN report, drug resistance could result in 10 million yearly deaths by 2050. Overuse and misuse of antimicrobial medicine could cause devastating infectious disease outbreaks in the coming decades, according to a concerning new report from an… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2J37650"

Feel like time is flying? Here’s how to slow it down.

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Science Easy tricks can make good days feel longer. By understanding the psychological processes behind our different experiences of time, we might be able to slow things down a little. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2GHZzWs"

Turning up your TVs brightness won't make dark scenes easier to see

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Technology Here's what really works to make shadowy shows more watchable TV isn't too dark, you're just not watching it right. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2GKeYFJ"

Meet the experts trying to keep nuclear material out of the wrong hands

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Technology Their radioactive fuel makes nuclear plants and research reactors targets. As long as nuclear power exists, there will be attempts to swipe its radioactive fuel. Meet the people trying to keep that from happening. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2V3z5Jb"

Daily Deal - Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA, 50% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 50% on Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA!*

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Daily Deal - A Hat in Time, 50% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 50% on A Hat in Time!*

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*Offer ends May 9th at 10AM Pacific Time
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Measles is an early warning sign for outbreaks of more serious diseases

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Health We never achieved the vaccination levels necessary to prevent outbreaks. We’re not even four full months into 2019 and it’s already the worst year for measles in the United States. All over the world, in fact, places that had previously… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2UIADmI"

Techathlon podcast: Future ketchup, fake materials, and digital spring cleaning

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Technology Laugh, learn, hear us eat ketchup-flavored fruit roll-ups. Can you beat our scores in this week's technology game show? via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2GQNbVn"

Mourning a fictional character is perfectly valid

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Science But it's a loss others might not understand. Fictional characters may not suffer when they die, but true fans certainly do. Avengers fans have fallen on some hard times recently. Grey’s Anatomy fanatics still… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2PJqmpH"

Daily Deal - Fresh Body, 50% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 50% on Fresh Body!*

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*Offer ends May 8th at 10AM Pacific Time
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Daily Deal - Fear The Wolves, 50% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 50% on Fear The Wolves!*

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The best ways to cut down your screen time across all your devices

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DIY Learn to take a break. Too much screen time isn't good for you—but there are easy ways to manage your time wisely on phones and computers. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2V2V17a"

Readitfor.me condenses great business books into bite-sized summaries

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Catch up with Steve Jobs, Made to Stick, Rework, and more. Catch up with Steve Jobs, Made to Stick, Rework, and more with Readitfor.me that condenses great business books into bite-sized summaries. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2L4B9vB"

Daily Deal - Blackwake, 66% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 66% on Blackwake!*

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Daily Deal - Wargame: Red Dragon, 75% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 75% on Wargame: Red Dragon!*

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How to combat the threat of Android malware

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DIY Many antivirus apps are bad, but there are solutions. It’s almost impossible to read the news these days without seeing yet another article on the rising threat of Android malware. But at the same time, a new report from… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2IJ5AG1"

This luggage will last a lifetime

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Technology These three bags will withstand decades of globetrotting—and look good doing it. Lifetime warranties ensure these three bags will survive decades of adventures—and look good along the way. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2IUOFQ1"

Last week in tech: Autonomous Teslas, laundry-folding robots, and a fast Nike shoe

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Technology Plus, you should listen to our podcast. Catch up on tech news from the week. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2IL58ad"

Enjoy your Spotify offline with the Mighty Vibe Music Player

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No smartphone or Internet required. Enjoy your Spotify offline with the Mighty Vibe Music Player that requires no smartphone or Internet. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2PBMcva"

This stellar Crab Nebula image is the perfect way to celebrate Hubble's birthday

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Space Megapixels: Binary stars are at the heart of this celestial crustacean. The Hubble Space Telescope gave us a gift for its 29th birthday: This image of the Southern Crab Nebula. Located over 6,800 light-years from Earth, the hourglass-shaped… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2GDprTu"

Left 4 Dead 2 - Update

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An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2.

- Fixed a potential remote code execution exploit. Reported via HackerOne. via Steam RSS News Feed "http://bit.ly/2IH252A"

Why you're more likely to cry on an airplane

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Ask Us Anything Welcome to the Mile Cry Club. Why do people seem to cry on airplanes? While peer-reviewed studies on the science behind the “Mile Cry Club” are few and far between, researchers think it’s likely a… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2V4up5S"

Left 4 Dead - Update

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An update has been released for Left 4 Dead.

- Fixed a potential remote code execution exploit. Reported via HackerOne. via Steam RSS News Feed "http://bit.ly/2V3HpIZ"

It's hard to know how much oil we have left, but this is our best guess

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Environment When will we run out? Estimating the world's oil reserves is hard, but we wanted to illustrate the best estimate with (what else?) the world's biggest, oiliest milkshake. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2vq1fP4"

Picture This: Documenting our American Places

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Documenting our American Places
By Kristi Finefield

HABS MD,19-LEXP.V,1-" width="330" height="411" srcset="https://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/files/2019/04/083959pv-1.jpg 823w, https://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/files/2019/04/083959pv-1-241x300.jpg 241w, https://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/files/2019/04/083959pv-1-768x956.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 330px) 100vw, 330px" style="max-width:600px;margin:0 auto;">VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTHEAST ELEVATION (photograph image is reversed) – Cedar Point Lighthouse, Cedar Point at Patuxent River & Chesapeake Bay, Lexington Park, St. Mary's County, MD. Photo by Chesapeake Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, 1981. http://bit.ly/2Gzmcwg Part of HABS MD,19-LEXP.V,1- In his November 1933 proposal to create the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)  in partnership with the Library of Congress and the American Institute of Architects, the National Park Service's Charles E. Pete…