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Mysterious Re-Routing of Google Traffic Could Have Been an Attack, or Just a Glitch

Some web services provided by internet giant Google were briefly disrupted on Monday after a Google Cloud IP issue that the company wrote in a blog post was “external” and under investigation, though what exactly happened remains unclear.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Russia, Nigeria, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Bgp, Google Cloud IP


Amazon Has Reportedly Chosen HQ2 Sites in New York, Northern Virginia

Amazon’s grueling, year-long HQ2 search—which mostly entailed cities across the country competing to outdo each other with the most lavish incentives, often behind closed doors—has come to a close, with the company reportedly choosing New York and Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Technology, E Commerce, Crystal City, Arlington County Virginia, Late Capitalism, HQ2, New York Northern Virginia


Deadliest fire in California history kills 42 people

The number of people killed by a massive blaze in northern California rose to 42 on Monday, making it the deadliest wildfire in the history of the state. Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain the "Camp Fire" in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento, while search teams were on a grim mission to recover the dead. "As of today, an additional 13 human remains have been recovered, which brings the total number to 42," Sheriff Kory Hon...
Tags: Science, California, Sacramento, Sierra Nevada, Kory Honea, Camp Fire


Trump Reportedly Plans to Fire Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be the next Trump Administration official on the chopping block, according to a report from the Washington Post. Trump has reportedly told advisors that he will fire Nielsen in the next few weeks if not sooner, five current and former White House officials told the Post…Read more...
Tags: Post, Science, White House, Homeland Security, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Kris Kobach, Washington Post Trump, Trump Administration, Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump Reportedly Plans to Fire Homeland Security


Horror Short Salt Packs More Tension Into Two Minutes Than Most Movies Do in Two Hours

Rob Savage’s Salt is ultra-mega-short, but it will send a chill down your spine. It’s about a mom, her sick kid, and a demon that can only be contained by the titular substance. Pretty simple, but you won’t believe how much suspense is jammed into this thing. Oh god...not the fan!Read more...
Tags: Science, Salt, Rob Savage, Short Films, Ron Savage


Badger culling has 'modest' effect in cutting cattle TB

An independent scientific review says badger culling can have a modest effect in reducing cattle TB.
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It's Official: The Camp Fire Is Now The Deadliest in California's History

The Camp Fire that overtook the Northern California town of Paradise last week quickly became the most destructive wildfire in state history. Now, with more than 42 dead and hundreds still missing, it is almost certainly going to be the state’s deadliest.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Paradise, Northern California, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema Flipped a GOP Seat. But Don't Expect a Cookie-Cutter Democrat

Democratic lawmaker Kyrsten Sinema pulled off a narrow victory after a race that went into overtime for almost a week
Tags: Science, Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema, Kyrsten Sinema Flipped


Toy Story 4 Might Have the Next Cars-Level Existential Crisis

Cars might be chock full of bizarre conspiracy theories, ranging from “Where do baby cars come from?” to “Does this take place in a dystopian future where humans became cars?” But the newest dark-as-hell mystery involving an innocent children’s franchise has appeared out of thin air, thanks to the first teaser for…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Disney, Animation, Pixar, Holy Crap Wtf, Toy Story, Toy Story 4


Politics and science need more women, says Angela Merkel

German chancellor makes speech in Berlin on 100th anniversary of female suffrageThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said that her role as the most powerful woman in Germany should not let society off the hook for the small proportion of women in politics.As Germany marked the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Merkel said in a speech in Berlin that there was a lot still to do to achieve gender equality, notably in the worlds of politics, business, science and culture. Continue reading....
Tags: Europe, Gender, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Women, World news, Merkel, Women in politics


Rocket Lab successfully sent a whole bunch of satellites into orbit and scared some birds

SpaceX gets a whole lot of press for leading the charge in the private spaceflight industry, but there's a number of other companies also vying for their share of the pie. One of them is Rocket Lab, and it demonstrated its growing prowess over the weekend by launching a half dozen satellites into orbit. As reports, the company's Electron rocket took off from its private launch facility in New Zealand on Sunday, successfully dropping six satellites into place. Company CEO Peter Beck too...
Tags: Spacex, Science, New Zealand, Electron, Rocket Lab, Rocket Labs, Peter Beck, Earth Everything


Firefighters dig battle lines as body count mounts in California

Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day Monday digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake. The Camp Fire -- in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has killed 29 people, matching the state's deadliest ever brush blaze 85 years ago. As well as the historic loss of life, the blaze is also more destructive than...
Tags: Science, California, Sacramento, Sierra Nevada


The 10 Best Deals of November 12, 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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A Paradise Resident on Her Narrow Escape From California's Deadly Camp Fire – and Why Many Waited Too Long to Leave

Lisa Vasquez, a lifelong Paradise, Calif. resident, describes her harrowing escape from the Camp Fire that killed 29 of her neighbors.
Tags: Science, California, Calif, Lisa Vasquez


eBay and Airbnb Join Tech Giants in Banning Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Cases

Just over a week after the massive Google walkout, some tech companies are taking strides toward ending a commonly used practice in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to keep disputes out of the limelight. And on Monday, it was revealed that two more companies followed suit.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ebay, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Forced Arbitration, Airbnb Join Tech Giants


These Are Some of the Most Beloved Heroes and Villains You'd Never Know Without Stan Lee

The comic book icon passed away at the age of 95
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Cable Companies Call For DOJ Investigation Into Comcast Allegedly Abusing Its Power With Hulu

The American Cable Association, a group of about 700 small cable providers, has requested the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division open an immediate investigation into Comcast’s competitive practices after restrictions on its 2011 merger deal with NBC recently expired. The group claims the telecom giant poses a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Comcast, Antitrust, Hulu, Nbcu, American Cable Association, Justice Department 's Antitrust Division, Massive Merger Migration, DOJ Investigation Into Comcast


Elon Musk and Mars take the spotlight in National Geographic TV doubleheader

Science fiction blends with fact in tonight’s double dose of Mars from National Geographic’s TV channel. Truth to tell, there’s more fact than fiction: The first show in the double feature is “Mars: Inside SpaceX,” which wraps a tale of past and future space exploration around an inside look at SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch in February. Then there’s the season premiere of “Mars,” the semi-scripted, semi-documentary series that’s serving up a second set of six episodes. Both shows are eye-op...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Mars, National Geographic, Falcon Heavy


Hopes for AI to stop bee decline

Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
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Ancient Cat Mummies and More Discovered in Egyptian Tombs

Archaeologists working at a pyramid complex south of Cairo have discovered dozens of cat mummies, along with troves of wooden statues and a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles.Read more...
Tags: Science, Egyptology, Mummies, Cairo, Ancient Egypt, Cat Mummies


Feeding a growing planet will be harder because people are getting bigger

As the global human population swells to a projected 9 billion-plus by 2050, the physical size of the average human body will also increase, adding an extra challenge when tackling the spread of global hunger and making projections of future food needs. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology say previous forecasts and…
Tags: Science, University of Science and Technology


How Amazon Now Shapes What Our Stuff Looks Like

Tide just announced a new alternative to the classic bottle of laundry detergent. It basically looks and works just like a box of wine, which is sort of funny because of that whole meme about teens eating Tide Pods. But the new Tide Eco-Box is no joke. It’s actually a glimpse into a future where Amazon is dictating…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Marketing, Logistics, E Commerce, Package Design, Tide, Tide Box


New Toy 'Forky' Causes Total Chaos in First Toy Story 4 Trailer

Get ready for total toy upheaval
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How to Get All Your Local Media Files Streaming to a Chromebook

While you can replace a lot of desktop apps with online equivalents when using a Chromebook—and even run Linux apps—you can’t exactly transfer your local media library wholesale from Windows or macOS to your thin and light laptop. Here are some of the smartest ways to take your media library anywhere.Read more...
Tags: Video, Music, Science, Media, Web, Chrome Os, Desktop, Laptop, Chromebooks


Women really are more empathetic and men more analytical, biggest ever study shows 

If you often sit on a train pondering how the rail networks are coordinated then you are more likely to be male, new research suggests. Likewise if friends often come to you with their problems, then chances are you’re a woman. In the biggest ever study examining differences between the sexes, scientists have concluded that women really are more empathetic while men are more analytical and logical. Researchers at the University of Cambridge tested more than 680,000 people and found that on avera...
Tags: Science, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, National Academy of Sciences PNAS, Simon Baron Cohen, Autism Research Centre, Dr Varun Warrier, Prof Baron Cohen


Gravity Images Reveal Lost Continents Under Antarctica

For four years, the European Space Agency’s Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite accumulated data on Earth’s gravitational field. Now, scientists are using that information to best understand what lies beneath Antarctica’s ice sheets. Here, they’re learning that East and West Antarctica bear fundamental differences, including lithosphere thickness. Underneath the former, there are actually several similarities to the continent’s closest neighbors. Read more at VICE.
Tags: Maps, Science, Design, Tech, Earth, Satellites, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Gravity, Linkaboutit, Planet Earth, West Antarctica, Ocean Circulation Explorer GOCE


Juno’s Latest Pic of Clouds on Jupiter Is an Absolute Stunner

The largest planet in our Solar System also happens to be one of the most beautiful, as the Juno spacecraft’s latest image reveals. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Jupiter, Juno Spacecraft


Watch 40 Years of Icebergs Breaking off Antarctica

Iceberg mania briefly overtook the internet last month when NASA captured a rectangular freakberg. But icebergs are with us all the time, and there’s a new animation to help you celebrate them in all shapes and sizes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Data Visualization, Nasa, Oceans, Antarctica, Icebergs, Earther Is A Berg Blog Now


Matthew Whitaker's Appointment Is the First Big Test for House Democrats

Democrats won't be sworn in until Jan. 3, but they're already facing a test: the future of oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Tags: Science, House, Matthew Whitaker


Here's Where the ExoMars 2020 Mission Will Likely Land, and Why

When it comes to landing a robot on another planet, perhaps the most important question is where to put the dang thing. The researchers behind the upcoming ExoMars mission, consisting of a rover and lander, have now announced their preferred location on the Red Planet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Geology, Mars, Extraterrestrial Life, Planetary Science, ExoMars 2020, Mars rovers, Martian Science



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