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Accountability Alone Will Not Solve Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson says the West must lead with a holistic strategy placing rights at its core
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President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Chattanooga

President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Chattanooga
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Interstellar Objects, Google Walkout, and the Impossible Laptop: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Between an Apple event, the midterms, and a global technology worker walkout—in addition to everything else happening in our mad world—there was a lot of news to keep up on this week. Gizmodo covered it all and published some stellar long reads to boot.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Super Smash Bros, MacBook Air, Gizmodo, Extraterrestrial Life, Telescopes, Bison, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Best Of Gizmodo, Interstellar Objects, Intersteilar Space


'You Don't Want Just a Yes Man.' Barack Obama Rallies for Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Former President Barack Obama praised Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly on Sunday for being willing to break with his party, telling a roaring crowd at a rally in the state that “you don’t want just a yes man.”
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Indiana, Joe Donnelly, Sen Joe Donnelly


Ryu From Street Fighter Fights Captain America in This Animation, Because It's Cool

Ryu’s been getting around lately. Sure, yeah, he’s in Street Fighter. But he’s also in Smash Bros. And he’s a Power Ranger? And now he’s a Lego man, fighting Captain America?Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, America, Marvel Comics, Captain America, Ryu


Would You Pay $2,400 for a Laser Bong?

If there is a God and he is indeed omniscient, it is also true that he foresaw the human race’s ability to create a great many things that would change the world, improve the overall quality of life here on Earth, and maybe even one day move beyond it. I can’t help but wonder what the hell he would make of this $2,400…Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Earth, Lasers, Bong, Silicon Cali, Laser Bong


Tech Billionaires Duke It Out on Twitter Over Proposed ‘Homelessness Tax’ in San Francisco

Politicians and tech executives are split on San Francisco’s Proposition C, which would impose an annual 0.175 to 0.69 percent tax on businesses with over $50 million in gross receipts and would double the city’s current spending on services for the homeless. And while many have spoken out about their position ahead…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, San Francisco, Cisco, Zynga, Salesforce, Jack Dorsey, Stripe, Mark Pincus, Marc Benioff, Chuck Robbins, Proposition C


This Fan Trailer Turns DC's Silly Crossover Into a Delightful Movie

Doctor Manhattan vs. Superman. Why? I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t care. There’s some knowledge I just don’t need in my life. But I do know that this fan adaptation of Doomsday Clock is great. Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Manhattan, Dc, Warner Bros, Doomsday Clock, Watchmen


Amazon Reportedly Close to Picking Winner in Its HQ2 Shakedown, Though Who Knows

Amazon is inching ever closer to making its long-awaited decision on where to build its second North American headquarters, with the company entering “advanced discussions” to set up shop in Arlington County, Virginia’s Crystal City, with additional facilities in nearby Potomac Yard in Alexandria, the Washington Post…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Washington Post, Alexandria, Crystal City, Arlington County Virginia, Late Capitalism, HQ2, Potomac Yard


Feast your eyes on the first 8K video shot in space

Depending on how serious you are about your home entertainment, you might not even own a 4K TV yet. If that's the case, you can hardly be blamed, as the vast majority of television programming hasn't adopted the format yet either, but that's not stopping NASA from pushing the envelope with a video so high-res that you probably don't own a screen that can display it at its full resolution. In a new post, NASA shows off what it says is the very first 8K video footage shot in space....
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Dylan Mathis


This Atmospheric Avengers Fan Film Has a Goofy Twist

After the snap, everything changed. The Earth, all life on it, and on every planet, entirely changed shape. What was that like? What would it be like to survive? And who would you blame?Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanos, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers 4, Fan Film


Georgia's Brian Kemp Opens 'Cyber Crimes' Investigation Into State Democrats, 2 Days Before Election

The Stacy Abrams campaign called the investigation, "a political stunt"
Tags: Science, Georgia, Brian Kemp, Stacy Abrams, Investigation Into State Democrats


Brian Kemp's 'Cyber Crimes' Investigation Against Democrats Sure Looks Shady

Georgia Secretary of State and increasingly desperate Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, who is tied in the polls with Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, has shamelessly used his position as the state’s top election monitor to purge hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls and close hundreds of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Georgia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Democratic, Brian Kemp, Stacey Abrams, 2018 Midterms


The Director of Haunting of Hill House Breaks Down Those Impressive Extended Takes

The sixth episode of Haunting of Hill House is a remarkable cinematic feat, designed to look like one long shot that weaves and winds its way through the episode. Now, Mike Flanagan, the show’s writer and director, has broken down how it came together. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Haunting of Hill House


Supreme Court says these young climate activists can sue the federal government

The young people have prevailed.  After a back-and-forth battle with the Trump administration, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday that a group of 21 11- to 22-year-old climate change activists can sue the government for harming their futures with a national energy system that produces dangerous amounts of greenhouse gases. SEE ALSO: Why the Trump administration is terrified of these children The highest court in the U.S. had previously halted the trial after the Donald Trump administration&ap...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Oregon, Trust, United States, Npr, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Juliana, Kelsey Juliana


Mario Segale, the Inspiration Behind Nintendo’s 'Super Mario,' Dies at 84

Mario Segale, the namesake behind the famous mustachioed protagonist of Nintendo’s iconic video game franchise, has died at age 84. Read more...
Tags: Science, Obituaries, Nintendo, Super Mario, Mario Bros, Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario Segale, The Real Super Mario


Scientists create the 5th form of matter for 6 minutes

It was the first Bose-Einstein condensate made in space Creating the condensate in low gravity allows it to hold longer Scientists hope Bose-Einstein condensate will allow finer detection of subtle quantum phenomena For six minutes, 150 miles above Kiruna, Sweden on January 23, 2017 floated the coldest known spot in the universe. As far as we know, the coldest anything in nature can be is absolute zero on the Kelvin scale, which is –459.67°F and –273.15°C. This postage-stamp-sized atom chip...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Discovery, Physics, Innovation, Iss, Kelvin, Becker, Bose Einstein, BEC, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Nanoscale, Dennis Becker, Kiruna Sweden


Upgrade to TCL's Stunning Dolby Vision 55" 4K TV For Just $430

TCL’s 2018 6-series TVs are famous for offering every form of HDR (including top-shelf Dolby Vision) and excellent Roku software in an affordable package, and the 5-series has basically all of the same features, save for a metal body and local LED dimming zones. It still supports Dolby Vision, it still has an advanced…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Tcl, Walmart Deals, Tcl Deals, Stunning Dolby Vision


Photos: the “awesomeness” of the International Space Station

American 18-year-olds voting for the first time on Nov. 6 will not have spent a day in their life without humans orbiting the Earth in space. The International Space Station’s first crew arrived in November 2000, and people have been there ever since. “I don’t think the public realizes how cool ISS is,” Elon Musk,…
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Bring Home an Instant Pot For Just $68, and Get Some Practice Before Thanksgiving

If you still don’t have an Instant Pot in your kitchen (or want a second; it’s not that crazy!) Target’s offering the standard DUO60 model for $30 off, plus about $2 extra off when you clip the on-page coupon. That’s one of t he best deals we’ve ever seen on this model. Read more...
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A short history of toilets at 35,000 feet – what really happens when you flush a plane loo?

Unless you’ve flown first class, or in a private jet, aircraft loos are windowless, cramped affairs that usually reek of cheap sanitizer. But they have come a long way – and rarely get the recognition they deserve. The first flight (made by Orville Wright, although some conspiracy theorists think otherwise – more on that here), explains Aviation Global News, lasted just 12 seconds – “hardly long enough to get worked up from a bladder perspective, although one may surmise that a number two might ...
Tags: Science, California, Smith, Boeing, Orville Wright, Patrick Smith, Kemper, Aviation Global News, James Kemper


2 tremors hit near Greek island within 7 minutes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek geological experts say two new aftershocks have hit the western Greek island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reports that the tremors occurred within seven minutes of each other. It says the first, a 4.4 magnitude quake, struck at 5:11 a.m. (0311 GMT). […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Zakynthos, ATHENS Greece, Greek Island, Nation & World, Athens Institute of Geodynamics


Diseases that dogs can detect

Scientists are investigating canines’ extraordinary sense of smell, hoping that it will prove a more reliable predictor of illnesses than conventional testingLast week, researchers presented evidence that dogs could tell from sniffing someone’s socks whether they had malaria. After several months of training, a labrador and a labrador-retriever could tell if a child had the disease even if they were not showing symptoms. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Biology, Dogs, Medical Research, Animal behaviour


Coal-dependent Poland shifts on wind ahead of climate meeting

Restrictive legislation introduced by Poland's right-wing government in 2016 threw a spanner into the works for onshore wind energy, but the easing of some measures now promises to get the sector spinning. The change comes ahead of the COP24 World Climate Conference that opens December 2 in the southern Polish city of Katowice, a coal mining hub long among the main providers of the country's primary source of both fuel and pollution. "We're on the right track," Janusz Gajowiecki, chairman of t...
Tags: Science, Poland, Afp, Katowice, Janusz Gajowiecki, Polish Wind Energy Association PSEW



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