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Starting with $3B investment, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aims to 'cure all disease'

Chan also announced the hiring of Dr. Cori Bargmann, a neurobiologist, as the organization's new head of science . "Mark and I spent the past two years talking to scientists", Chan , who is a doctor, said on Wednesday at UCSF. So while many of us may not benefit from a cure, the group believes it's possible our children and grandchildren will be less likely to get sick. Investment will go towards research into cancer and infectious disease as well as heart and neurological disease, ...

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Carter, Gennett and Brewers trip up Pirates with 3-1 win

Brault was making his seventh career start and had already lost twice to the Brewers. Those were the only runs allowed by Vogelsong, who struck out seven over four innings. Ryan Braun's paternity leave has the Brewer's bats quiet against Pittsburgh. NOTES: LF Ryan Braun returned to the Brewers' starting lineup Thursday after missing Milwaukee's previous two games to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's second child.

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Data commissioner seeks answers from Yahoo

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. That's according to the latest data from the research firm comScore. Either way, if you still have a Yahoo account, you might want to go in and change your password or, take the company's advice and use its Yahoo Account Key app to log in instead.

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Apple boosts machine learning capabilities with another acquisition

It responded to TechCrunch's query on the matter by stating that it buys smaller technology companies from time to time and chooses not to discuss its objective or plans. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. A few years ago people realized that the volume of data that businesses generate was becoming unwieldy. Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree.

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Samsung Launches The Galaxy On7 In China

We were wondering when will Samsung introduce these two phones, and the Korea-based tech giant has just launched one of them, read on. A 3300mAh battery completes the package. The fingerprint scanner has been embedded inside the physical home button on the front, in typical Samsung fashion. Unlike last year's model , the Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) sports a full metal unibody design and comes in three color options namely Rose Gold, Gold and Black.

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Keith Scott May Not Have Been Pointing a Gun, Police Chief Says

That's why the ACLU and community activists believe public disclosure of videos recorded at the time of the shooting are so important. "You shouldn't expect it to be released", he added. Scott's family, who was expected to speak at the press conference, was grieving and did not talk. The family's attorney stated the video shows "while police did give [Scott] several commands, he did not aggressively approach them or raise his hands at members of law enforcement at any time ".

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Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Priscilla Chan Pledge $3 Billion to End Diseases

One of the Biohub's first projects will be to closely examine the different kinds of cells that control the body's organs. Chan's work as a pediatrician motivated her to make such a decision, she said. The new program, called Chan Zuckerberg Science (CZS), is part of the CZI that will bring together teams of scientists and engineers to build new tools for medical research.

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Qantas passengers evacuated in Australia amid fumes in cabin

Around 100 passengers on board a Qantas Airways regional jet have been evacuated via the plane's emergency slides upon landing in west Australia after the crew noticed fumes inside the cabin. WA Police said the evacuation was sparked by fumes in the cockpit just before midday. Yesterday a Jetstar flight was also forced to divert course and land in Brisbane after smoke filled the plane's cabin.

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Samsung announces new, replacement Note 7 phones hitting stores

About 500,000 devices would be available Wednesday, the start date of its exchange program there, Samsung has said previously. Samsung , which launched the Note 7 last month, announced on September 2 that it would stop selling the phones and is recalling 2.5 million of them worldwide because of a battery problem.

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Mourinho praises United after coming through 'difficult' tie

The game eventually finished up 3-1 after Northampton's goalkeeper made one of the worst blunders ever witnessed in professional goalkeeping history. "We deserved to win clearly", Mourinho told Sky Sports . Alex Revell made no mistake from the spot to take his side into the break tied at 1-1. "I'm a bit surprised that Pogba went back", the Portuguese added.

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Rumor: Google will likely launch its Allo messaging app this week

This app was scheduled to launch by summer-end and it seems Google will stick to the calendar with its launch . When a friend sends you a message on the app, Allo puts some suggested replies at the bottom. This will be possible in case you want to provide something to a friend. While the final version of Allo may feature encryption as a default standard, if it doesn't, it will surely come with manual options to let you activate encryption whenever you please.

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Apple may open 1st store in South Korea -- in Samsung's backyard

Citing unnamed sources, the report says Cupertino, via its regional office in South Korea, signed three long-term lease contracts for land in Garosu Road, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam District in Seoul for the country's first Apple Store, with the contract was overseen by its headquarters.

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This is what's new in the latest Pokemon GO update

Ever since Pokemon Go launched, trainers have been waiting patiently for trading to be added to the game. The update is now being rolled out and brings big changes to the functionality of the Pokemon GO Plus accessory and adds in more information on Pokemon locations.

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Petition filed in Delhi HC against FB over Whatsapp policy

WhatsApp attracted a substantial user base through its assurance of complete privacy and its recent changes were a breach of users' trust, they said. If you want to carry on using the app, you can't opt out of the Facebook connection feature, as the update of terms and privacy policy is compulsory.

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Bharti Airtel launches 90 days free 4G data pack

According to sources, the upcoming free plans will be lower than Rs. 149 offered by Reliance Jio. The pack is now available in Delhi and will be launched across other circles over the next few days, the company said in a statement. Despite difficulties in getting the SIM, Jio is offering its service totally free - something that makes it hard for established rivals like Vodafone and Idea to match.

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Fire leaves Puerto Ricans without power

Puerto Rico is slowly trying to recover its normal daily rhythms after an historic power blackout that left the entire island without electricity, an incident that has highlighted the fragility of certain obsolete infrastructure. As of Thursday morning, service had been restored to just 130,000 customers and, barring any mishaps, more than half of the island could have power by the afternoon, the company said via Twitter.

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Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels

The Improbable Research group announced the winners at the awards ceremony in Harvard University. He published his research in a book entitled GoatMan: How I Took A Holiday From Being Human and his work was recognised at the annual awards, parodying the Nobel Prizes, which are given out for the most unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research.

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Win Tickets To A Special Preview Screening Of Storks

The big message of the film, which finds Junior and Tulip bonding through their adventures and making new friends along the way, is that family is what you make of it. She's good-natured and desperate to fit in, but ends up mostly wreaking havoc. I understand two movies don't really constitute a trend, but both films have a shared sensibility and goal, which is to be legitimately amusing and then to wap you upside the head with some genuine and well-earned emotional moments.

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Charlotte man perfectly explains protests: 'Legalize being black… stop killing our people'

A gun, or a book? Police said the plainsclothes officer who shot Scott, identified as Brently Vinson, has been placed on leave, standard procedure in such cases. Mack argued that since "we have the right under the Second Amendment to carry here in North Carolina", it was the police's responsibility "to engage him in a more de-escalated way, to find out if he had a permit for his gun, and allow him to go on his merry way, and he would still be living today".

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HP buys Samsung's printer business

Subject to regulatory approval, the deal will close within the next 12 months. After the deal has closed next year, Samsung has pledged to make an equity investment in HP of between $100 million (around £75 million, AU$135 million) to $300 million (around £225 million, AU$400 million).

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PM commends climate change commitment

During his final UN General Assembly address , President Obama pressed for a "sense of urgency" in bringing the Paris agreement into force and for scaling up ambition on climate action. It aims to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees and to strive for 1.5 degrees limit. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali handed over the Instrument of Ratification of the Agreement to Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations headquarters in NY, the foreign ministry said in Dhaka yesterday.

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This is how much it actually costs to manufacture Apple iPhone 7

Still, don't feel too bad for Apple : the iPhone 7 IHS evaluated costs $649, giving the company a profit of more than $424 on each unit it sells. The new iPhones go on sale in India on 7th of October, will Apple be able to fix these issue till then? or will the Apple's Indian market will get affected by this.

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Google opens Daydream VR platform to developers

The VR SDK is available on two platforms for now, Unity and Android SDK. A large number of Unity Engine-enabled experiences are already available on the Oculus Store so the fact that Google didn't waste any time in doing the same shouldn't surprise anyone.

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ICCC Issues Alert on Product Recall of Samsung Product

ABOUT 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices were being replaced in the United States since Wednesday after they were reported their batteries catching fire, according to the Associated Press. "It appears that consumers are not active in seeking an exchange or a refund". The recall is still ongoing, but Samsung has now released updated Galaxy Note 7 models that are free of the battery issues.

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'Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth'

Collectively, the authors of three new studies took on that challenge by analysing the genomes of 787 people from more than 270 populations scattered across the globe. This divergence was most likely caused by environmental barriers; in particular the evolution of an nearly impassable central desert as the Australian continent dried out.

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Replacement Programme for Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Last week, national carrier Cayman Airways issued a similar warning to its passengers. According to sources on Thursday, some 20,000 Note 7 owners returned their old phones to get replacements on September 19 when the exchange program kicked off Korea after the devices were recalled for the battery problem.

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London Admits Taking Part in Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Syrian Soldiers

A video of the attack showed huge balls of fire in a pitch black area, as ambulances arrive on the scene. Spokesman Jens Laerke of OCHA says the temporary suspension of the aid deliveries would hold pending a review of the security situation in Syria.

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Government Issues Rules for Self-driving Cars

In drawing up 112 pages of guidelines, the government tried to be vague enough to allow innovation while at the same time making sure that auto makers, tech companies and ride-hailing firms put safety first as the cars are developed. The vehicles may meet all safety requirements, but if the owner doesn't understand when he or she must re-engage, or if he or she perceives the vehicle to be fully autonomous when it's only partially autonomous, bad things could happen.

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Morocco Ratifies in New York Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Bangladesh has now become one of the first countries to have made the deal officially valid. The Paris Agreement will enter into force 30 days after 55 countries, representing 55% of global emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance or accession with the UN Secretary-General.

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GAS CRUNCH: Pipeline to reopen, but pump prices still going up

Although the pipeline is operational again, Colonial Pipeline warned that it will take "several days" for the supply chain to fully recover. A new bypass pipeline segment was completed Tuesday around the leaking section, and was tested early Wednesday.

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Bombing suspect still too injured to question, official says

The official, who has knowledge of the investigation, was not authorized to comment publicly. Padilla is a member of the school's parent-teacher association and is very involved in events there and in the community. While he was in Pakistan in 2011, Rahami married a Pakistani woman. In 2014, Rahami contacted Congressman Albio Sires' office from Islamabad, saying he was concerned about his wife's passport and visa.

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Trudeau Aides To Pay Back Portion Of Moving Expenses After Controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending a possible extradition treaty with China, saying it gives Canada a venue to raise serious issues. Trudeau says the two countries hope to double trade over the next decade. During Trudeau's visit to China, the two sides announced the establishment of the annual dialogue mechanism. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold joint press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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Almost 20 countries to formally join the Paris Agreement on Wednesday

By depositing the instruments of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate, Morocco confirms its commitment taken at the highest level of the State, said , on Wednesday in NY, foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar. In early September, the world's two largest emitters, China and the United States, joined the Agreement, providing considerable impetus for other countries to quickly complete their domestic ratification or approval processes.

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Verizon is Selling the Galaxy Note 7 Again

According to US media, all major networks across the pond are now stocking the device again. Consumers who missed a deadline on Monday to get a refund for their Note 7 now have until the end of the month to get an iPhone or a similar device from the same telecom in exchange for their Note 7.

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IPhone 7 users are reporting a unusual hissing sound

This is an issue for people who use gloves often. As of writing, there are numerous discussions about the potential cause of the iPhone 7 hissing noises and sounds. As Apple writes, the way the iPhone 7 looks is achieved through the anodization and polishing process which allows scratches to be very visible to the naked eye.


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