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The Trump Administration Still Can’t Stop Kids’ Lawsuit Over Climate Change

The United States Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to block a trial over its environmental agenda. The constitutional climate lawsuit being brought by 21 young activists between the ages of 11 and 22 is a go for trial, provided there isn’t any further interference.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Activism, Trump, United States Supreme Court, Environmental Policy, Trump Administration


Thousands of carp die in mysterious circumstances in Iraq

Saddat al-Hindiyah (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi fish farmers south of Baghdad have been left reeling after finding thousands of dead carp mysteriously floating in their cages or washed up on the banks of the Euphrates. Piles of the dead silvery fish, along with a few car tyres and plastic bags, could be seen on Friday lying under a massive concrete bridge.
Tags: Science, Iraq, Baghdad


National Institutes of Health official visits UW to explain why they want your genome

The National Institutes of Health is looking for one million volunteers to participate in a health study that's billed as the largest research project in human history.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Education, National Institutes of Health, Local News, UW


How dogs could help eradicate malaria

Dogs have been trained to sniff out malaria in socks worn by African children, and they are remarkably good at it.
Tags: Health, Science, News


Uber Is Planning to Resume Its Self-Driving Car Program in Pennsylvania

Uber is planning to put its self-driving car technology back on the streets in Pennsylvania after it suspended the program earlier this year. The ride-sharing company ceased operations of the program in several cities following a fatal crash in which one of its cars was involved in Tempe, Arizona in March.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Pennsylvania, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona


High court declines to extend halt to climate change lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday declined for now to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government isn't doing enough to prevent climate change. But the high court told the Trump administration that the government can still petition a lower court to dismiss the case as the government had asked the high court to do.
Tags: Science, Washington, Ap, Trump, The Supreme Court


Fireworks: How do they work and how are they made?

The surprisingly simple science behind the clever chemistry that helps your night go off with a bang.
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BBC to reboot Tomorrow's World for one-off live special

Exclusive: much-loved technology show returns, updated for modern viewersThe BBC is reviving its science and technology show Tomorrow’s World, 15 years after it was axed.The popular series is making a comeback, with two of its original presenters Maggie Philbin and Howard Stableford, for a live special this month, which Philbin said was timely given “technology is moving faster than ever”. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Media, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Children's Tv, Bbc Four, Philbin, Maggie Philbin, Howard Stableford


World Of Warcraft's 'Rise of Azshara' Update Will Take Us To The Land Of The Naga

World of Warcraft’s first major post-Battle for Azeroth content update, Tides of Vengeance, launches on December 11, but that’s not important right now. The update after that, Rise of Azshara, will take players to the naga home of Azjatar, the lost gnome city of Mechagon, and beyond.Read more...
Tags: Science, Update, Blizzard, Expansion, Kotakucore, MMORPG, World of Warcraft, Warcraft, BlizzCon, 82, NAGA, Azshara, Rise Of Azshara, Mechagon


What kind of personality are psychopaths attracted to?

A study found that people with psychopathic traits are more likely to be attracted to others on the same psychopathic spectrum. Psychopathic qualities include lack of empathy, lack of remorse, and other antisocial traits.Psychopathic traits aren't that attractive to non-psychopathic individuals. There's nothing in our society that rings more alarm bells than the prospect of psychopathic behavior. These traits are the most undesirable qualities a person can have. Impulsive, cold, removed and mor...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Identity, Personality, Innovation, Emory University, DSM, Susan Krauss Whitbourne


Psychopaths are attracted to other psychopaths

A study found that people with psychopathic traits are more likely to be attracted to others on the same psychopathic spectrum. Psychopathic traits aren't attractive to other people, but certain traits are considered more likeable than others. Psychopathic qualities include lack of empathy, lack of remorse, and other antisocial traits. There's nothing in our society that rings more alarm bells than the prospect of psychosis. These traits are the most undesirable qualities a person can have. Im...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Identity, Personality, Innovation, Emory University, DSM, Susan Krauss Whitbourne


Twitter Takes Down 10,000 Accounts That Discouraged Voting

With the hotly contested midterm elections coming up this Tuesday, Twitter is cracking down on attempts at using the service to dissuade people from showing up at the polls. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Voting, Social Media, Consumer Tech, Midterm Elections, Stop Checking Twitter And Vote


Saudis host WWE wrestlers in shadow of critic's murder

Greased-up and trash-talking WWE stars clashed on Friday at the Crown Jewel extravaganza in Riyadh, which took place in the shadow of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Wrestling stars such as Shane McMahon, Seth Rollins and AJ Style brawled and snarled in the ring, sending a roar rippling through a soccer stadium packed with thousands of fans in Riyadh's King Saud University. The evening offered little trace of the raging crisis over the killing of Khashoggi –- a critic of Crown...
Tags: Science, Istanbul, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, King Saud University, Shane McMahon Seth Rollins, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Police Say Saudi Sisters Found Duct Taped in the Hudson River Would 'Rather Commit Suicide than Return to Saudi Arabia'

"There are still gaps to fill in," Shea said. "This is a tragedy all the away around, we want to get justice for the victims. At this point in time, everything we've seen thus far leads to something other than a crime taking place, but were not ruling it out. "
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Shea, Hudson River


Facebook Offered Advertisers 'White Genocide' Option

Honestly, guys, this shouldn’t be so hard.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Advertising, Can Facebook Do Anything Right, Facebook Offered Advertisers White Genocide Option


Whales Can Now Be Tracked From Space

Whales are big-ass animals. They’re so big, in fact, that satellite technology is now good enough to spot them from space.Read more...
Tags: Science, Oceans, Satellites, Marine Biology, Whales Space


The 10 Best Deals of November 2, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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How a Tiny Flightless Bird Ended Up on an Island in the Middle of the Ocean

An island half the size of Manhattan in the south Atlantic Ocean is so isolated, it’s called Inaccessible Island. On that island, and only on that island, live nearly 6,000 puny featherballs called Inaccessible Island rails. But they can’t fly, and the island is only a few million years old. How did the birds get…Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Manhattan, Atlantic Ocean, Birdmodo, Inaccessible Island, Inaccessible Island Rail, Flightless Birds, Goofballs, Doofuses, Middle of the Ocean


These Races for Governor Are Really Tight — And Could Impact You Even If You Don't Live There

Here are the governor's races to watch in the 2018 midterms
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To All the 'Shitty' Earbuds I’ve Loved Before

I’m a simple woman. When I’m riding the bus, walking down the street, or working in the open offices here at Gizmodo Media Group, I just want to pop in my earbuds, turn on some good music (buy Honey on iTunes) and ignore everything around me.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, Gizmodo Media Group


Paleontologists discover new sauropod species in Argentina

A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the center of the country, the National University of La Matanza revealed Friday. The remains came from three separate dinosaurs from the herbivorous group of sauropods, the best known of which are the Diplodocus and Brontosaurus. "We found most of the cranial bones: the snout, the jaws, a lot of teeth, also the bones that define the eye sockets for example and, in that...
Tags: Science, Argentina, Egidio Feruglio Museum, National University of La Matanza, Jose Luis Carballido


Watch the rocket accident that put two astronauts at risk

On Oct. 11, an astronaut and a cosmonaut on a mission to the International Space Station had a wild ride when their Soyuz rocket failed. The Russian Space Agency has released new video showing what happened: One of four detachable boosters carrying the rocket into space crashed back into the vehicle after it separated from…
Tags: Science, International Space Station


Nearly 10,000 U.S. Kids a Year Are Attacked by Soup

Kids are not great at eating. They make messes and miss their mouths, and knock full cups and plates off the table. It’s sometimes funny, but it’s less funny when the food is hot and burns a kid bad enough to send them to the emergency room. And that happens a lot—nearly half of serious burns to children every year…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Soup, Injuries


NASA Receives the Key Part That Will Power Its Manned Missions of Tomorrow

NASA's future manned missions depend on the European Service Module.
Tags: Science, Nasa


6 Ways to Instantly Be a More Positive Person

Keeping a positive outlook doesn’t always come naturally. But optimism is like a muscle — you just have to train it, says Tchiki Davis, a psychologist and founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute.
Tags: Science, Tchiki Davis


The FDA Needs to Better Prepare for Cyberattacks on Medical Devices: Report

The Food and Drug Administration does not have strong enough procedures in place to respond to cybersecurity problems with medical devices that are already in use, according to a report released this week by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the agency’s watchdog.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Medical Devices, Office of the Inspector General OIG, Better Prepare for Cyberattacks


7 Movies to Watch on Filmstruck Before It's Gone Forever

Filmstruck, the best video streaming service ever created, is dead. Well, it’s almost dead. The last day of the service is November 29, 2018, which means that if you already have a subscription, you can keep using it until then. But with just a month to go, you might be asking yourself what to watch. Below you’ll find…Read more...
Tags: Science, Criterion, Singin In The Rain, Ozu, Good Morning, Classic Movies, North By Northwest, Rip Filmstruck, The Most Dangerous Game, To Be Or Not To Be, The Gold Rush, 49th Parallel


Freddie Mercury Didn't Want to Be a 'Poster Boy' for AIDS — But He and Other Celebrities Played a Key Role in Its History

In the late '80s and early '90s, stars like Freddie Mercury made a big difference in promoting AIDS awareness
Tags: Science, Freddie Mercury


The President Used a Game of Thrones Meme. The Cast Wasn't Having It

HBO and cast members were quick to react to the President's tweet
Tags: Hbo, Science


Who the Hell Needs a Fancy iPad Anyway?

The iPad has always been a fantasy, and even as the device is more powerful and beautiful than it’s ever been before, I can’t bring myself to understand why most people would ever want one.Read more...
Tags: Ipad, Science, Chatroom, Ipad Pro, Utility Is King



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