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How do whales sing? Lab experiments suggest their voice boxes have a unique feature

How do whales sing? Lab experiments suggest their voice boxes have a unique feature

LONDON (AP) — Whales sing loud enough that their songs travel through the ocean, but knowing the mechanics behind that has been a mystery. Scientists now think they have an idea, and it's something not seen in other animals: a specialized voice box.
Reddit strikes $60M deal allowing Google to train AI models on its posts, unveils IPO plans

Reddit strikes $60M deal allowing Google to train AI models on its posts, unveils IPO plans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Reddit has struck a deal with Google that allows the search giant to use posts from the online discussion site for training its artificial intelligence models and to improve services such as Google Search.
Florida lawmakers pass ban on social media for kids under 16 despite constitutional concerns

Florida lawmakers pass ban on social media for kids under 16 despite constitutional concerns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill to create one of the nation's most restrictive bans on minors' use of social media is heading to Republican Florida Gov.
Black and white and adored all over. China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

Black and white and adored all over. China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — China for the first time in more than two decades is sending pandas to the United States to the delight of the San Diego Zoo, which is preparing to receive a pair that could include a female descendent of Bai Yun and Gao Gao, two of
Nvidia's stock market value rose $273 billion in a day. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Nvidia's stock market value rose $273 billion in a day. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Nvidia’s stock price jumped 16% on Thursday, increasing the company’s market value by a staggering $273 billion in just one day, a record amount.
Pakistan blocks X for the sixth day as activists criticize the social media platform's shutdown

Pakistan blocks X for the sixth day as activists criticize the social media platform's shutdown

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulators have blocked the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, with users across the country on Thursday enduring the sixth day of sweeping disruptions, partial and complete shutdowns.
California's rainy season is here. What does it mean for water supply?

California's rainy season is here. What does it mean for water supply?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a dry start to winter, California's rainy season is finally well under way. December downpours sent water racing through streets in coastal Ventura County and the city of Santa Barbara.
Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Scientists have confirmed what became of a star that exploded in a stunning supernova visible to Earth more than three decades ago: It morphed into a neutron star , one of the oddest objects in the universe.
Google suspends Gemini AI chatbot's ability to generate pictures of people

Google suspends Gemini AI chatbot's ability to generate pictures of people

Google said Thursday it is temporarily stopping its Gemini artificial intelligence chatbot from generating images of people a day after apologizing for “inaccuracies” in historical depictions that it was creating.
Hyundai's Supernal and Embraer-backed Eve Air Mobility see future in electric-powered air taxis

Hyundai's Supernal and Embraer-backed Eve Air Mobility see future in electric-powered air taxis

SINGAPORE (AP) — As the aviation sector seeks ways to make air travel less polluting and more sustainable, aerospace company Embraer and South Korean automaker Hyundai are among the companies betting on a new form of air travel -– air taxis.