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Botanists are scouring the US-Mexico border to document a forgotten ecosystem split by a giant wall

Botanists are scouring the US-Mexico border to document a forgotten ecosystem split by a giant wall

JACUMÉ, México (AP) — Near the towering border wall flanked by a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle, botanist Sula Vanderplank heard a quail in the scrub yelp “chi-ca-go,” a sound the birds use to signal they are separated from a mate or group. Then silence.
No expert consensus on AI risks, trajectory ‘remarkably uncertain’: report

No expert consensus on AI risks, trajectory ‘remarkably uncertain’: report

OTTAWA — A major international report on the safety of artificial intelligence says experts can’t agree on the risk the technology poses — and it’s unclear whether AI will help or harm us.
A former OpenAI leader says safety has 'taken a backseat to shiny products' at the AI company

A former OpenAI leader says safety has 'taken a backseat to shiny products' at the AI company

A former OpenAI leader who resigned from the company earlier this week said Friday that safety has “taken a backseat to shiny products” at the influential artificial intelligence company.
New endangered listing for rare lizard could slow oil and gas drilling in New Mexico and West Texas

New endangered listing for rare lizard could slow oil and gas drilling in New Mexico and West Texas

Federal wildlife officials declared a rare lizard in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas an endangered species Friday, citing future energy development, sand mining and climate change as the biggest threats to its survival in one of the world’s mo
Google wants judge, not jury, to decide upcoming antitrust case in Virginia

Google wants judge, not jury, to decide upcoming antitrust case in Virginia

Google on Thursday asked that a judge, rather than a jury, decide whether it violated U.S. antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising.
Taiwan is selling more to the US than China in major shift away from Beijing

Taiwan is selling more to the US than China in major shift away from Beijing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's tapioca balls or computer chips, Taiwan is stretching toward the United States and away from China — the world's No. 2 economy that threatens to take the democratically ruled island by force if necessary.
What to stream this weekend: 'Bridgerton,' Billie Eilish and Zayn Malik albums, 'American Fiction'

What to stream this weekend: 'Bridgerton,' Billie Eilish and Zayn Malik albums, 'American Fiction'

Billie Eilish’s third studio album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft” and the return of “Bridgerton” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.
Justice Dept. makes arrests in North Korean identity theft scheme involving thousands of IT workers

Justice Dept. makes arrests in North Korean identity theft scheme involving thousands of IT workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Thursday multiple arrests in a series of complex stolen identity theft cases that officials say are part of a wide-ranging scheme that generates enormous proceeds for the North Korean government , in
Driver killed in incident at Arizona facility that is being built by a Taiwanese semiconductor giant

Driver killed in incident at Arizona facility that is being built by a Taiwanese semiconductor giant

PHOENIX (AP) — A truck driver has been killed after a tank holding waste material depressurized at a construction site in Phoenix, where workers are building an advanced semiconductor manufacturing plant that could supply tens of millions of chips fo
Experts say coral reef bleaching near record level globally because of 'crazy' ocean heat

Experts say coral reef bleaching near record level globally because of 'crazy' ocean heat

Ocean temperatures that have gone “crazy haywire” hot, especially in the Atlantic , are close to making the current global coral bleaching event the worst in history. It's so bad that scientists are hoping for a few hurricanes to cool things off.