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How to Move Windows 11’s Taskbar to the Top of the Screen

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As of October 2021, Windows 11 doesn’t let you move your taskbar to the top of the screen with an official setting (unlike Windows 10). But we’ve figured out a way to make it happen by editing the Registry—and you can do it with just a few clicks. Here’s how.

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How to Make a Spotify Playlist for Your Pet

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When it comes to listening to music, your pet doesn’t have to be left out. With Spotify for Pets, you can generate music playlists that are tailored to your pet’s personality. We’ll show you how to use this feature.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/749522/how-to-make-a-spotify-playlist-for-your-pet/
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New Shazam for Birds Will Identify That Chirping for You

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I was recently creeping through a clearing of downed trees in a wooded Brooklyn park with my iPhone in hand. Birds were singing everywhere, but through the din, I was recording a peculiar song: It was almost certainly the slurred, metallic whistle of a Bicknell’s thrush. Though a plain-looking, brown-speckled bird,…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/new-shazam-for-birds-will-identify-that-chirping-for-yo-1847164904
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This smart mat might be the smartest dog interpreter you’ll ever own

Have you seen those dog communication buttons? Over the past few years, some enterprising dog owners have really opened some eyes with these gadgets, essentially giving smart canines the opportunity to “speak” to their owners as they communicate thoughts and feelings like never before. — Read the rest

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Iguanas with chips: Florida seeks solution to invasive reptile problem

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  • ‘Tag day’ initiative opposed by some owners of exotic pets
  • State official ‘proud that Florida is looked at as a leader’

From Key West’s high-summer Hemingway Days, in which bearded hopefuls vie for the title of best Papa lookalike, to the annual hunt for the elusive (and imaginary) skunk ape, Florida is renowned for its calendar of curiosities.

Related: Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/03/florida-iguanas-chips-invasive-reptile-tegu-lizards
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Richard Luscombe in Miami

Internet Outage in Canada Blamed on Beavers Gnawing Through Fiber Cables

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Rascally beavers took down internet service for about 900 customers in a remote Canadian community this weekend after gnawing through crucial fiber cables, the Candian Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday. The outage, which has since been resolved, also affected 60 cable TV customers and disrupted local cell phone…

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Marine biologists identify new species of ‘Dumbo’ octopus that lives 7,000m below sea level (PHOTOS)

When searching for hitherto unidentified animals in the darkest depths of the oceans, researchers expect to find grisly, alien-like species but, recently, they encountered an altogether cuter new creature: a Dumbo octopus.

Using almost entirely non-invasive scanning techniques instead of the standard highly invasive and sometimes fatal lab tests and dissections, researchers from the University of Bonn successfully identified the never-before-seen Grimpoteuthis imperator, or Dumbo octopus. 

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The G. imperator, a new subspecies of an already rare breed of octopus, was discovered in the northern part of the Emperor Seamounts, an underwater mountain ridge in the northwest Pacific Ocean. They live at depths of 7,000 meters (22,966 feet). The researchers suggested the common name for the critter: Emperor Dumbo in English, Dumbo Impérial in French, and Kaiserdumbo in German.

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© Christina Sagorny et al, BMC Biology, 2021


Rather than dissecting Dumbo, the marine biologists instead used high-field magnetic resonance imaging and micro-computed tomography scans to ascertain its origin before carrying out minimally invasive gene analysis on tissue samples to verify it was indeed a new species.

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© Christina Sagorny et al, BMC Biology, 2021


Measurements and digital photo comparisons with other types of Dumbo octopus – so called because of its two head fins, which resemble the large elephant ears sported by the lovable Disney character – were undertaken to settle the matter.

The researchers were also surprised to encounter a systemic heart in the new deepwater Dumbo, which had hitherto never been described in octopus species before.

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New Robots Could Use Synthetic Bat Ears to Pinpoint Sound Sources 🦇

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Led by mechanical engineering professor Rolf Mueller, a team of researchers at Virginia Tech developed a new, bat-inspired technology to help robots accurately determine a sound’s origin. The team hopes that its new technology will improve robotics for agriculture, environmental surveillance, and of course, defense and security.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/78323/new-robots-could-use-synthetic-bat-ears-to-pinpoint-sound-sources-%F0%9F%A6%87/
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Octopus selfie wins photography contest

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Photographer Gaetano Dario Gargiulo‘s cool tide pool octopus photo won Best in Show at the annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest this year. What makes this image even cooler, is that the octopus apparently snapped the photo itself.

On the day of the photo, I remained in the tide pool as the tide was too low to venture outside of its boundaries.

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Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/03/04/octopus-selfie-wins-photography-contest.html
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