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Video: Peregrine falcons can fly at more than 200 miles per hour

Peregrine falcons are the dive bombers of the natural world, flying at speeds over 200 mph to snag their prey. From KQED Deep Look:

While known for being the world’s fastest bird–peregrines have been clocked at diving more than 200 miles per hour–these majestic birds were at risk for going extinct 50 years ago. Widespread ...

Leaked emails suggest Trump’s US interior secretary may have corrupt role in gas project

US interior secretary David Bernhardt is pushing a fossil fuel project that the lobbying firm he used to work for is getting paid from, these e-mails in a Guardian report today suggest.

Bernhardt worked at the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck before he quit to join the Trump administration in August 2017.

At the lobbying firm, ...

AI Drama: Google DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman abruptly placed on leave, no reason given for departure

Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman has been placed on leave from the applied artificial intelligence lab he ran.

No reason was given.

Suleyman led a much-criticized unit that focused on applied AI and healthcare.

Bloomberg's Giles Turner and Mark Bergen report:

Mustafa Suleyman runs DeepMind’s “applied” division, which seeks practical uses for the lab’s research ...

Amazon’s government charm offensive: bringing lawmakers in for warehouse tours

In an apparent attempt to soften criticism of its business practices under President Donald Trump, Amazon is offering lawmakers private tours of its giant warehouses.

The Washington Post reports today that over 560 federal, state and local policymakers and their staffs have visited warehouses in 2019, as President Trump and several Democratic would-be rivals dunk ...

Google, Mozilla, and Apple are using this one weird trick to block Kazakhstan’s surveillance of its own citizens

Google and Mozilla are making changes to their respective web browsers to try and thwart the notoriously corrupt government of Kazakhstan's efforts to launch a surveillance operation against its own citizens.

Google (Chrome), Mozilla (Firefox), and now Apple (Safari) are all blocking a root certificate from the Kazakhstan government in their browsers which could ...