🎶Hey, Chicago, what do you say? Can we stop talking about wanting to be the next Silicon Valley today?🎶 If you pay attention to the Chicago tech/media scene, you’ve probably been hearing for years that Chicago is poised to be the next Silicon Valley. The storyline continues in this recent…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Germany’s nuclear power plants Germany’s energy utilities look set to receive refunds of billions of euros after the government’s tax on their use of nuclear fuel rods was declared illegal by the country’s top court. Between 2011 and 2016, nuclear power operators made payments of…

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Image copyright CURTO DE LA TORRE Spanish bank Banco Popular has been rescued from the brink of collapse by larger rival Santander for one euro. Buying Banco Popular will cost Santander 7bn euros (ÂŁ6.1bn) – around 2bn euros more than analysts had expected. Banco Popular was described by the European…

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In February 2013, Kim Saffran was on vacation in the Bavarian Alps, where the elevation reaches 6,726 feet. The morning of a family ski trip, she was lightheaded. Thinking she’d caught a stomach bug from her 3-year-old niece, she decided to stay back in the hotel. “I ended up passing out…

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Image copyright Getty Images Uber has fired more than 20 people, and is taking other actions against staff, after a harassment investigation. The taxi-app firm said the sackings related to sexual harassment, bullying and issues about poor company culture. Uber has been under fire over its treatment of women staff…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers used body cam footage in their research California police officers speak less respectfully to members of the public who are black than to those who are white, researchers studying body camera footage say. Scientists developed a way to measure levels of respect,…

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Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption Artwork: The planet, named KELT-9b, orbits its star about 650 light-years from us Scientists have found a hellish world where the “surface” of the planet is over 4,000C – almost as hot as our Sun. In part, that’s because KELT-9b’s host star is itself very…

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