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The Future Of Web Searching

It's getting easier to find the information we need in the vast ocean of Web data. Google recently launched its new Knowledge Graph search tool, which aims to connect users with a "real world map of things," including information that might not turn up in a traditional text search. Meanwhile, programs such as iPhone's Siri, Wolfram Alpha and Quora seek to respond to specific questions and information requests. We explore the fast-changing world of search technology and how we'll find information in the future.

Introducing Google's Knowledge Graph

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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