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India minister turns on own party over killing of man-eating tiger

An Indian cabinet minister accused a party colleague Sunday of ordering the "ghastly murder" of a tiger and vowed legal action after the man-eating animal was shot in the country's west. The big cat blamed for killing more than a dozen people was shot dead Friday night after a months-long search, capping one of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades. Maneka Gandhi, a staunch animal activist and part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet, accused the state forest minister of hirin...
Tags: Science, India, Narendra Modi, Maneka Gandhi


Sir David Attenborough Finds The Marlon Brando Of Chimpanzees In Landmark BBC Wildlife Series ‘Dynasties’

Casting for A-list stars is usually reserved for high-end premium dramas but it was also a challenge for Sir David Attenborough's latest big-budget wildlife series Dynasties. In the case of the BBC series, they were searching for the right animals to showcase in the five-part series. For the first episode, they found their own Marlon Brando, a chimpanzee called David. He is an alpha-male, the king of his patch with a slew of female admirers but also a raft of male…
Tags: Science, Bbc, Marlon Brando, David Attenborough, David He


Brain cancer: drink that makes tumours glow could make surgery more effective

Fluorescent marker accumulates in the fastest-growing cells, helping surgeons pinpoint tumours and leave healthy tissue alone Surgeons have tested the use of a fluorescent marker that can help them remove dangerous brain tumour cells from patients more accurately.The research was carried out on people who had suspected glioblastoma, the disease that killed British politician Dame Tessa Jowell in May, and the most common form of brain cancer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Cancer, Medical Research, Cancer Research, Dame Tessa Jowell


My Favorite Twitter Is a Ridiculous Steven Universe Parody Account

TV show quotes are good. But made-up quotes are even better.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Steven Universe, Fandom


Two Workers Are Dead After Partial Building Collapse at Amazon’s Baltimore Warehouse

Two men were killed in a partial building collapse at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore late Friday in an incident resulting from severe weather, an Amazon executive confirmed Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Tornado, Severe Weather, Baltimore, Amazon Warehouse, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Baltimore Warehouse


Escaped Boa Constrictor Slithers Its Way Into Goodwill Donations

Workers at a Goodwill sorting facility in Fort Worth, Texas were stunned to discover a live, albino red-tailed boa constrictor mixed in with donations on Thursday, NBC New York reported this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Pets, Snakes, Goodwill, Reptiles, Fort Worth Texas, NBC New York, Boa Constrictors


Apple iPhones Will Get 5G in 2020: Report

5G speed might be coming to Apple products as soon as 2020, according to a recent report.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Telecoms, 5g


Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars, SpaceX Says

SpaceX’s Starman and cherry red Tesla Roadster have traveled beyond Mars. SpaceX shared a diagram of the car once driven by the aerospace manufacturer’s CEO Elon Musk indicating it has now reached beyond the Red Planet.
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Mars, Falcon Heavy, Starman, CEO Elon Musk, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy


Richard E. Grant's Reaction to Getting Cast in Star Wars Is Very Relatable

Getting cast in Star Wars is a once in a lifetime experience. Which provides the opportunity for a once in a lifetime over-the-top reaction. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Jj Abrams, Richard E Grant, Star Wars Episode Ix


Prayer, Food and Defiance: How Pittsburgh's Jewish Community Is Coping 1 Week After Anti-Semitic Attack

"The community will be stronger as a result of this atrocity"
Tags: Science, Pittsburgh, Prayer Food and Defiance


Mr. Rogers' Widow Offered A Message of 'Love' After Anti-Semitic Murders in Her Late Husband's Neighborhood

"I want to tell you how wonderful you are"
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Donald Trump Jr. Tweets Out a Neo-Nazi Dog Whistle

Perhaps because they are running scared, the Trump family—and Republicans in general—are going all-in on a campaign of overt racism and white supremacist dog whistles to rally MAGA voters across the country as Tuesday’s midterm elections approach.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Republicans, Racism, Maine, Donald Trump, Trump, White Supremacy, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Brakey


White Supremacist Group Targets Stacey Abrams and Oprah with Racist Robocall

The same Idaho-based white supremacist group that recently targeted Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum with extremely racist robocalls is now targeting Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Oprah Winfrey, who has been canvassing for Abrams.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Georgia, Racism, Idaho, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, White Supremacy, Brian Kemp, Voter Suppression, White Supremacist, White Supremacist Group, Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum


Idaho Superintendent Apologizes for Teachers Dressing Up as 'Mexicans' and the Border Wall for Halloween

"We are better than this, we embrace all students"
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Jamie Foxx Discusses the Importance of Voting and Healing the Nation in 'Be Woke.Vote' With Van Jones

"The only thing that disheartens me is when it comes to my kids," Foxx said
Tags: Science, Jamie Foxx, Foxx, Van Jones, Importance of Voting and Healing the Nation


Astronaut Peggy Whitson On Breaking Barriers In Space: 'I've Always Tried To Push Myself'

Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke barriers in space
Tags: Science, Peggy Whitson


The Cast of Titans Got Their Inspiration Straight From the Team's Classic Comics Run

When nailing down a classic character, getting the right influences can be key. For the cast of Titans on DC Universe, they went to exactly the right place. Read more...
Tags: Science, Titans, Teen Titans, DC Universe, Marv Wolfman, George Perez


Building A Better Star Wars Action Figure

Picking up an action figure of your favorite character at the store is all well and good, but what if you could spend several hours assembling one from scratch? Putting together these Star Wars character kits from Bandai and Bluefin is a lot more fun than it sounds. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Figures, Bandai, Stormtrooper, C3po, Bluefin, Toy Time, Luke Sywalker, Model Kit


Overstock Crypto Venture, Rwanada Government Partner for Blockchain Property Rights Platform

Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock, one of the most cryptocurrency friendly businesses in the world, whose CEO has frequently promoted the use of bitcoin and other cryptos. Medici is specifically geared toward blockchain businesses, development, and technology, and on Thursday it signed a second Memorandum of Understanding with the Rwandan Government
Tags: Science, Overstock, Medici Ventures


Overstock’s Medici Ventures & Rwanada Government Partner for Blockchain Property Rights Platform

Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock, one of the most cryptocurrency friendly businesses in the world, whose CEO has frequently promoted the use of bitcoin and other cryptos. Medici is specifically geared toward blockchain businesses, development, and technology, and on Thursday it signed a second Memorandum of Understanding with the Rwandan Government
Tags: Science, Overstock, Medici Ventures


The Winklevoss Twins Want $32 Million in Allegedly Stolen Bitcoins Back

A former Bitcoin tycoon who served a year in prison for his role facilitating transactions on the Silk Road digital drug bazaar is being sued by none other than the Winklevoss twins, the HarvardConnection creators famous for suing Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing the idea for Facebook from them.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Silk Road, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Finance, Cybersecurity, Bitcoin, Courts, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Winklevoss, Winklevoss Twins, Charlie Shrem, Winklevossed


The Winkleboss Twins Want $32 Million in Allegedly Stolen Bitcoins Back

A former Bitcoin tycoon who served a year in prison for his role facilitating transactions on the Silk Road digital drug bazaar is being sued by none other than the Winklevoss twins, the HarvardConnection creators famous for suing Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing the idea for Facebook from them.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Silk Road, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Finance, Cybersecurity, Bitcoin, Courts, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Winklevoss, Winklevoss Twins, Charlie Shrem, Winklevossed, Winkleboss Twins


Moon Direct: Mars maverick lays out his low-cost plan to set up lunar bases

For decades, rocket scientist Robert Zubrin has been a voice crying in the Martian wilderness. But now the president of the Mars Society is pleading the case for a cause that’s much closer than the Red Planet: low-cost lunar exploration and settlement. Zubrin’s lays out his latest plan, known as “Moon Direct,” this week in a tech journal called The New Atlantis, and he’s in Seattle today to talk about it in conjunction with the Museum of Flight’s SpaceExpo 2018. The expo also features demonstrat...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Mars Society, Zubrin, Robert Zubrin


Federal Judge Orders Georgia's Brian Kemp to Unblock Thousands From Voting

"These individuals will suffer irreparable harm if they lose the right to vote."
Tags: Science, Georgia, Brian Kemp


Two Teens Discovered a 6,000-Year-Old Stone Ax at Mount Vernon

A group of students last month was involved with the discovery of a stone artifact nearly 6,000 years old while on a school trip to Mount Vernon, and officials are characterizing the find as particularly noteworthy. The item, a stone ax head approximately seven inches long and three inches wide, is believed to be work…Read more...
Tags: Science, Teens, Discoveries, Archaeology, Artifacts, Mount Vernon, Ax


Swedish ISP punishes Elsevier for forcing it to block Sci-Hub by also blocking Elsevier

The Swedish ISP Bahnhof has a strong historic commitment to free speech, so when the notoriously corrupt science publishing giant Elsevier (previously) sought to force the ISP to censor connections to the open access site Sci-Hub (previously), the ISP went to court to resist the order. Unfortunately for Swedes and for science, the Swedish Patent and Market Court (which never met a copyright overreach it didn't love) upheld the order, and Bahnhof, a small ISP with limited resources, decided ...
Tags: Post, Publishing, Science, News, Sweden, Censorship, Telcoms, Open Access, Elsevier, Petard, Bahnhof, Jon Karlung, Sci-hub, Patent and Market Court, Blocking Orders, Swedish Patent and Market Court


Saturday's Best Deals: Furniture Discounts, Dyson Ball, HomePod, FIFA 19, and More

Big savings on Amazon’s furniture brands, an essential cookbook, and one of the best Dyson discounts we’ve ever seen lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Fifa, Dyson


How Annihilation Relies on Metaphor to Make Meaning

How do complicated, ambiguous stories work? What role does literal interpretation play in a story laced in metaphor? They’re good questions to ask, and especially good questions to ask about io9-favorite Alex Garland’s Annihilation. Read more...
Tags: Science, Alex Garland, Annihilation


Donald Trump Would Never Lie to You. You Are His Favorite.

HUNTINGTON, WV—If you had walked into the airport hangar at 4 p.m. sharp on Friday, just as the opening notes of “Country Roads” began to pour from the overhead speakers, you could have witnessed a pure, divine American moment. You could have seen the power of the anthem of this beaten down state. You could have seen…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, West Virginia, True Stories, Donald Trump, HUNTINGTON, Rallies, Halfway To Hell


Treat Yourself to Anker's Best USB-C Cables On Sale

Anker’s reader-favorite PowerLine charging cables have blossomed into an entire line of different products, and it hasn’t always been clear which one was the best:Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Anker, Anker Deals



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