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Good Riddance to Voter Suppression Monster Kris Kobach

Republican Kris Kobach, perhaps America’s leading proponent of voter suppression, was defeated in his race for Kansas governor on Tuesday night. Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Kansas, Sam Brownback, Laura Kelly, Kris Kobach, Greg Orman, Election Day 2018


Ted Cruz Wins Fight for Political Survival Over Beto O'Rourke

Sen. Ted Cruz, a deeply conservative Republican who is a proven political survivor, fought to victory Tuesday over a charismatic newcomer.
Tags: Science, Ted Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke


Ron DeSantis Won Florida Governor's Race by Tying Himself to Trump

Republican Ron DeSantis won Florida governor's election in part by turning the race into a referendum on Donald Trump.
Tags: Florida, Science, Trump, Ron DeSantis


After Lion Air Crash, Boeing Reportedly Will Warn That the 737 Max Can 'Abruptly Dive' by Mistake

Aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to alert pilots of its new 737 Max line of passenger jets warning that inaccurate readings in an onboard flight-monitoring system can cause the planes “to abruptly dive,” Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a source with knowledge of the matter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Aircraft, Airplanes, Disasters, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, 737 Max, Lion Air crash, Lion Air Crash Boeing


This Collection of Magic: The Gathering Art Is Outta This Elemental Plane

Magic: The Gathering is home to a world—or rather worlds—of fantastical characters, especially the Planeswalkers, the legendary figures that venture across the multiple planes of reality to summon magical creatures and do battle. This great new art collection from Gallery 1988 celebrates these mighty mages in true…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Wizards Of The Coast, Gallery 1988, Magic The Gathering


New Jersey Senator Menendez votes in US midterm elections

New Jersey Senator Menendez votes in US midterm elections. He came back from a federal corruption trial and low favorability ratings to win a third term Tuesday.
Tags: Science, US, New Jersey, Menendez


This Is the Future of Democracy

It’s the 2018 midterms, and today you have your chance to record just how you feel about that. The New York Times has set up a live map of results across the nation, where readers can click one of six emojis (angry, sad, afraid, neutral, happy, and laughing) to have their feelings on the midterms logged for... some…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Media, Social Media, Data, New York Times, Emoji, 2018 Midterms


All the Big Online Prediction Boys Are Not Mad, Having a Normal Election Night

Tonight is incredibly stressful for everyone who covers politics, but I can say with certainly that we in the Splinter newsroom are far less stressed than the big prediction boys, who were frantically banging on the hoods of their prediction-machines to get them to do stuff.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nerds, Polls, 2018 Midterms, Election Day 2018


Long Lines at Polling Stations Around the Country For The 2018 Midterm Elections

Long Lines at Polling Stations Around the Country For The 2018 Midterm Elections
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Navy Sailors Who Operated a Nuclear Reactor Busted for Allegedly Using and Selling LSD

A probe of U.S. Navy sailors accused of distributing and using LSD is expanding. At least two men who worked in the nuclear reactor department on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier are reportedly facing a court-martial, and at least 12 others are said to be under investigation over the psychedelic drug.Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Lsd, U S Navy, Nuclear Reactor, Mind Blowing


Here's What Election Day 2018 Looked Like Around the Country

After weeks of campaigning and buildup Election Day 2018 has arrived. Here are photos of voters at the polls around the country.
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Here Come the Men in Black (and Ghostbusters!) in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

The spooky month of Halloween (yes, it’s a full month now) has come and gone, and gamers are getting ready to bring their new favorite board games and tabletop roleplaying games home to try out with their families and friends. At least, that’s what we’re doing! In this latest Gaming Shelf, we look at some of the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Ghostbusters, Board Games, Men In Black, Tabletop Games, Willy Wonka, Roleplaying Games, Night of the Living Dead, Gaming Shelf


Nancy Pelosi On Midterm Elections: "I Feel Confident We Will Win"

Nancy Pelosi On Midterm Elections: "I Feel Confident We Will Win"
Tags: Science, Nancy Pelosi


‘A Lot at Stake.’ Inside the Grassroots Efforts to Mobilize Hundreds of Black Voters in Georgia

Here's how groups like Black Voters Matter drove Georgia voters to polling sites as Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp faced off for governor.
Tags: Science, Georgia, Brian Kemp, Stacey Abrams


Northern white rhino: New hopes for IVF rescue

A new study raises hopes of saving one of the last animals of its kind - the northern white rhino.
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MAY THE BLUE WAVE DESTROY US ALL: Splinter's Big Fat Midterm Elections Live Blog

Well, comrades, it’s finally here: Election Day 2018.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, 2018 Midterms, Election Day 2018


Dammit, Another 4 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Have Died After Being Relocated

Efforts to save the critically-endangered black rhino appear cursed. Conservation nonprofit African Parks and South African National Parks, along with the governments of South Africa and Chad, confirmed Friday that two more black rhinos have died in Zakouma National Park in Chad. The news follows confirmation of two…Read more...
Tags: Science, South Africa, Wildlife, Chad, Black Rhino, Zakouma National Park, Whyyyy, Critically Endangered Black Rhinos, African Parks and South African National Parks


Bill Gates Showed Off a Jar of Poop to Get Us Jazzed About Toilets of the Future

Have you ever wondered which tech billionaire thinks the most about pooping? Well, ponder no further. It’s Bill Gates.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bill Gates, Poop, Toilets, We Poop In The Future


Tesla's 'Navigate on Autopilot' Is a Step in the Right Direction 

Tesla’s late night rollout of a new feature for its semi-autonomous driving system called “Navigate on Autopilot” puzzled me, if not just because of the time it was introduced to the world, but the feature itself: What’s the value in a car that tells you what lane you should be in, when it won’t drive there entirely…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Autopilot, Self Driving Cars, Car Technology, Car Policy


Top Cortana Exec Out at Microsoft as Internal Shakeup Continues

The next VP to leave Microsoft is the current head of Cortana, Javier Soltero, according to multiple reports. The departure is part of an ongoing internal shakeup at Microsoft that has seen execs including 20-year vet Terry Myerson leave the company.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Cortana, Windows, Windows 10, Ai, Digital Assistants, Consumer Tech, Terry Myerson, Cortana Boss Gets Ousted, Cortana Javier Soltero


NASA’s First 8K Video

NASA has its first 8K video from space, and it shows the Expedition 56 team hard at work—as well as a few shots of Earth from afar. The project, which was completed in collaboration with the European Space Agency, hopes to show the world that “the science being conducted aboard the International Space Station is answering questions that hold the keys to our future in space …
Tags: Video, Space, Science, Design, Film, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Linkaboutit, 8k Video


Terrawatch: Katla volcano may erupt - but not just yet

Scientists are monitoring CO2 released by the Icelandic volcano, which may help predict an eruption more accuratelyNo, Katla is not about to blow her top, and no, this Icelandic volcano is not about to shut down European airspace; although you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise if you had seen the hyperventilating headlines in the British press last month. The real story is far more intriguing.Evgenia Ilyinskaya, a volcanologist at the University of Leeds, and her colleagues have discover...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Environment, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Geology, Volcanoes, Iceland, University Of Leeds, Katla, Evgenia Ilyinskaya


Watch biotech startups pitch at IndieBio’s demo day today

IndieBio, the biotech startup accelerator that’s produced heaps of notable companies (including several that have graced the Startup Battlefield), is holding its twice-annual demo day today at 3PM Pacific Time. An even dozen young companies will be pitching their work, from AI-informed research to artificial meat, and you can watch them present live right here. The IndieBio program is a four-month one that takes companies at the seed stage, often researchers straight out of graduate programs or ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Accelerator, Science, Hardware, Silicon Valley, Biotech, Bio, Indiebio, SOSV, Startup Battlefield, Chronus, Oralta, Quartolio


What is CBD really good for?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most well-known of the 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. There is strong evidence that CBD might help in an array of problems, including anxiety and pain management.But numerous companies are marketing low doses of CBD with no proven efficacy and charging a premium. None I began noticing a new beverage in Los Angeles. The first thing you notice is the cheap wrapping, as if directly printed at home and pasted onto the bottle. The sparse print leaves room for ...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Medicine, California, Marijuana, Los Angeles, Maine, Innovation, Fda, Illness, Vox, Coca Cola, Derek, Stevia, Dan Nosowitz


Damnit, Another 4 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Have Died After Being Relocated

Efforts to save the critically-endangered black rhino appear cursed. Conservation nonprofit African Parks and South African National Parks, along with the governments of South Africa and Chad, confirmed Friday that two more black rhinos have died in Zakouma National Park in Chad. The news follows confirmation of two…Read more...
Tags: Science, South Africa, Wildlife, Chad, Black Rhino, Zakouma National Park, Whyyyy, Critically Endangered Black Rhinos, African Parks and South African National Parks


The Way We Define a Kilogram Could Change Next Week

The future of mass depends on a conference vote next week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Measurement, NIST, Metrology, Le Grand K, Bipm


NASA’s mission to ‘Touch the Sun’ just reached its first major milestone with close flyby

It's been a busy month for the Parker Solar Probe which, if you haven't been keeping track, is currently moving faster than any man-made object ever and also closer to the sun than anything humans have ever built. The spacecraft launched a couple of months back, but it's finally ready to do some science, and it just made it first close pass by our Sun, which is obviously cause for celebration. The probe, which will make dozens of passes of the star, achieved its closest distance of t...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth


The Actual Aliens Are Invading

Forget the Caravan, Mr. President!
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Again With the Needle

For those of you who stayed up to watch the numbers roll in during the 2016 presidential election, you likely remember that fucking needle. The New York Times tracked the leading candidates’ odds of winning, and also our collective descent into madness. Well it’s back, baby.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York Times, A Heart Healthy Blog


‘Oumuamua, oh my! Was interstellar object actually an alien solar sail? Not so fast

‘Oumuamua is long gone from the inner solar system, but the mystery surrounding the interstellar interloper has been rekindled, thanks to a research paper written by two Harvard astronomers. The paper, suggesting that the cigar-shaped object could have been an alien light sail, sparked headlines as well as skepticism from colleagues claiming that the astronomers were jumping to conclusions. Among the skeptics is Doug Vakoch, who heads up METI, a San Francisco-based organization devoted to the st...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Harvard, Meti, Doug Vakoch



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