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Police say to seek shelter

CNN - 10 hours 7 min ago

Officials keep searching for Argentine sub

CNN - 10 hours 16 min ago
The Argentine navy says it's not ready to give up a search for a vanished submarine, after the military revealed a sound consistent with an explosion was detected near the vessel's last known location last week off the country's South Atlantic coast.

Best Black Friday 2017 Deals in Canada

CrackBerry - 10 hours 21 min ago

If you reside in Canada and are looking for the best Black Friday 2017 deals to take advantage of, we have you covered. Hit the links below to score some pretty sweet discounts.

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Black Friday 2017: Save $1,000 on High-End 2016 15-Inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

MacRumors - 10 hours 21 min ago
Apple authorized reseller Adorama is offering an impressive $1,000 discount on the high-end 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.


The special Black Friday sale drops the price of last year's high-end MacBook Pro in Space Gray to $1,899, down from Apple's original price of $2,899 last year. That is by far the lowest price we've ever seen for this particular model.

The high-end 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with a 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and both dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 460 and integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 graphics.

While newer 2017 MacBook Pro models with Kaby Lake processors were released in May, the performance improvements driven by the small bump in base and turbo frequencies are relatively minor and shouldn't be a big deal for most customers.

B&H Photo Video has a few other notable discounts on select 2016 MacBook Pro configurations:

- 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys: 2.0GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 540 - now $1,149, originally $1,499 ($350 off)
- 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: 2.7GHz Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon Pro 455 - now $2,099, originally $2,799 ($700 off)

The deals are available until various times today while supplies last. B&H Photo Video was earlier offering $800 off the base model 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, but it has run out of stock for that particular deal.

For additional deals on Apple products and accessories, including other Macs, be sure to check out our Best of Black Friday article and Black Friday roundup, which both continue to be updated throughout the day.

Disclaimer: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Adorama and B&H Photo Video and may receive a small commission if you click one of the above links and make a purchase.

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Beijing Kindergarten Is Accused of Abuse, and Internet Erupts in Fury

NY Times - 10 hours 35 min ago
Parents claim children were fed pills, jabbed and stripped. While the police have released no conclusions, public ire shows broad anxiety about kindergartens.

Incident in London

CNN - 10 hours 37 min ago

How Joe Barton's sex scandal fits into the current conversation on sex and power

Washington Post - 10 hours 38 min ago
He's not accused of sexual harassment. But his power as a congressman loomed large over a relationship he had with a woman, whom he threatened.

How to argue about net neutrality (and why you should)

Washington Post - 10 hours 38 min ago
Internet regulations can affect your browsing and streaming experiences, and an informed consumer should have an opinion on such things, right?

Flynn stops sharing info with Trump lawyers, source says

CNN - 10 hours 38 min ago
Michael Flynn's lawyers recently informed President Donald Trump's legal team that they are not able to discuss the investigation by the special counsel anymore, four people involved with the case told The New York Times.

Put down that cake batter!

CNN - 10 hours 38 min ago
Think twice before licking that spoon as you prepare cake batter or cookie dough for holiday treats. Salmonella from raw eggs is no longer the only concern in baking.

IceCube turns the planet into a giant neutrino detector

Ars - 10 hours 52 min ago

Enlarge / The IceCube facility sits at the South Pole above an array of photodetectors, drawn into the image above. (credit: IceCube Collaboration, U. Wisconsin, NSF)

Neutrinos are one of the most plentiful particles out there, as trillions pass through you every second. But they're incredibly hard to work with. They're uncharged, so we can't control their path or accelerate them. They're also nearly massless and barely interact with other matter, so they're hard to detect. All of this means that a lot of the predictions our physics theories make about neutrinos are hard to test.

The IceCube detector, located at the South Pole, has now confirmed a part of the Standard Model of physics, which describes the properties of fundamental particles and their interactions. According to the Standard Model, neutrinos should become more likely to interact with other particles as their energy goes up. To test this, the IceCube team used neutrinos thousands of times more energetic than our best particle accelerators can make and used the entire planet as a target.

Polar cube

IceCube consists of hundreds of detectors buried in the ice under the South Pole. These detectors pick up particles that move through the ice. In some cases, IceCube sees a spray of particles and photons when something slams into one of the atoms in the ice. In other cases, particles simply nudge the atoms, liberating a few photons. There's no neutrino source pointed at IceCube, though. Instead, it relies on natural sources of neutrinos. Some of these are produced far away in space, and travel great distances to Earth. Others are produced as cosmic rays slam into the atmosphere.

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Scene of Deadly Attack at Egypt Mosque

NY Times - 10 hours 56 min ago
At least 235 people were killed when militants detonated explosives and sprayed gunfire at a crowded Sufi mosque near Egypt’s Sinai coast.

Opinion: An Algorithm Isn’t Always the Answer

NY Times - 11 hours 4 min ago
I didn’t even know I was looking for the things that now make me happiest.

Woman stuck on tracks as train approaches

CNN - 11 hours 6 min ago
A woman crossing rail tracks was saved by police seconds before a train arrived in Melbourne, Australia.

Michael Flynn, Oscar Pistorius, Black Friday: Your Friday Briefing

NY Times - 11 hours 16 min ago
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Modern Love: An Optimist’s Guide to Divorce

NY Times - 11 hours 18 min ago
She fell in love with a married man. He told his wife he wanted to split up. How did they all end up as close friends?

City Kitchen: Traditional Italian Flavors, in a Bundle

NY Times - 11 hours 20 min ago
A little bit of meat goes a long way, wrapped Sicilian-style around cheese and prosciutto and roasted with bay leaves and olive oil.
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