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A new meteorite impact crater was just found hiding under Greenland ice

We might not know a whole lot about what's going on inside Mars, the Moon, or even the deepest reaches of Earth's oceans, but scientists have a pretty clear picture of the Earth's surface. Or at least they thought they did. A new discovery in Greenland could help to rewrite some recent Earth history, and it's all thanks to ice. Using new, more powerful radar technology to examine what's hiding beneath Greenland's massive ice sheet, a team of researchers from around the wo...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Denmark, Greenland, Mars, University of Copenhagen, Joe MacGregor, Hiawatha Glacier


Why we never forget how to ride a bike

There's scientific truth to the saying that you never forget how to ride a bike. Even if you can't remember phone numbers, birthdays, or where the hell you parked your car, it's likely that even if you haven't been on a bicycle in decades, you can climb on and ride away just fine. Why? Neuropsychologist Boris Suchan of Germany's Ruhr University Bochum lays it out as best we know in Scientific American: As it turns out, different types of memories are stored in distinct regions of our brains....
Tags: Post, Science, News, France, Germany, Memory, Neuroscience, Bicycles, Bikes, Ruhr University Bochum, Boris Suchan


Toll of missing in California wildfire climbs, Trump set to visit

The number of people missing in one of California's deadliest wildfires soared to more than 600 on Thursday as the remains of seven additional victims were found by rescuers. Authorities said the list of missing people had jumped from 300 to 631 during the day as investigators went back and reviewed emergency calls made when the so-called Camp Fire in northern California erupted on November 8. "I want you to understand that the chaos we were dealing with was extraordinary" when the fire broke ...
Tags: Science, California, Trump, Butte County, Kory Honea


Google’s Solution for African Internet: Balloons

Now, a sister company of Google says it has the answer: balloons. Loon, spun out of the search giant’s X innovation lab in July, is teaming up with Telkom Kenya Ltd. to build a network of high-flying balloons to connect people in the east African country starting next year. The prize for Alphabet Inc., the parent of Google, is the opportunity to profit from advertising and other businesses tied to bringing the web to more of sub-Saharan Africa, where hundreds of millions of people lack net acc...
Tags: Google, Science, Loon, Saharan Africa, Alphabet Inc, Telkom Kenya Ltd


Should You Be Eating a High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Like Keto? Scientists Weigh In

Diet fads often make the lofty claim that adjusting food habits one way or another will produce the dieter’s desired results. More specifically: Eat this, not that, and watch the pounds fall off. But diets are hard to sustain, and it seems like diet debunking is constantly calling into question what and how much we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diet, Weight Loss, Low Carb, Keto, Ketogenic Diet, High Fat


Dr persistence

Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.
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Democratic Senators Press Carriers Over Allegations of Video App Throttling

Following recent research that found U.S. telecom companies were throttling video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, three Democratic senators are now calling for a response from those major mobile carriers in letters to their respective company heads.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Net Neutrality, Youtube, Netflix, Sprint, Att, Streaming Video, Throttling, T Mobile


Melania Trump Isn't Surprised People 'Ridicule' Her for Promoting 'Responsible Online Behavior'

Melania Trump says she’s OK with the criticism and ridicule she has received for tackling online bullying and remains committed to the issue because “it will provide a better world for our children.”
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U.S. Will Sanction 17 Saudis Involved in Khashoggi Killing

The Department of the Treasury announced today that they will sanction the 17 individuals who were involved in the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this October. The move from the Trump Administration will freeze any assets the individuals have in the U.S. and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Sanctions, Yemen, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Mike Pompeo, Department of the Treasury, Trump Administration, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Consulate, Khashoggi Killing


Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace.
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Stunning astronaut photos show Australia's outback 'like an open geology book'

German astronaut Alexander Gerst posts many extraordinary views from his lofty perch in the International Space Station. The European Space Agency astronaut and geophysicist has posted videos and photos from orbit showing the extreme power of Hurricane Florence, an amazing timelapse of the Southern Lights, and dramatic views of extreme fires burning in California. Now, he's posted a rare view of Australia's spectacular natural red rock formation, Uluru (also previously known as Ayers R...
Tags: Google, Science, Australia, California, Esa, European Space Agency, Iss, Uluru, Unesco World Heritage, Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Thomas Pesquet, Alexander Gerst, Gerst, Uluṟu Kata Tjuṯa National Park


NASA spots a distant galaxy that is actually sucking up other galaxies

When NASA sets its sights on a far-away galaxy, there's often a lot to take in. Even if it only appears to be a dim blob, researchers can often combine various observations to determine the galaxy's size and shape. Normally, they're just there, sitting in space, creating new stars and doing the other things that galaxies do. But a recent snapshot of a galaxy known as WISE J224607.55-052634.9 is special. Originally discovered a few years ago, new observations of the galaxy by Chile...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Chile, Alma, Tanio Diaz Santos


Accenture Employees Demand Their Company Break Ties With U.S. Border Patrol 

Last year, consulting megafirm Accenture inked a nearly $300 million contract with Customs and Border Protection to help the agency recruit around 7,500 staffers over a period of five years. The tech industry’s complicity with CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—agencies widely criticized as helping…Read more...
Tags: Science, CBP, Accenture, Customs, Border Protection, Customs Enforcement ICE, Techlash, Techwontbuildit


'Miniature suns'

Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?
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Rocket Lab reports $140M in fresh funding, cementing space unicorn status

Fresh on the heels of a successful satellite launch, Rocket Lab today announced that it has received $140 million in new investment. Rocket Lab said the Series E financing round was led by Future Fund and closed last month, well in advance of last weekend’s “It’s Business Time” mission. The Electron rocket launch from the California-based startup’s pad on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula put six satellites in orbit and tested an experimental drag sail for small satellites. The new round brings Rock...
Tags: Science, California, New Zealand, Mahia Peninsula, Rocket Lab


Marvel's Darth Vader Comic Is Doing Something Extremely Wild With the Dark Side

We barely know what the Force is in Star Wars. Pushing, sensing, lifting rocks, projecting yourself across millions of miles—it just scratches the surface of that mysterious ephemeral energy that binds us all together. But the latest arc of Darth Vader might have opened a bonkers new door. Hell, it might have blown…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Darth Vader, Marvel Comics, The Force


The 10 Best Deals of November 15, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


California authorities collect DNA to identify fire victims

California authorities collected DNA samples from relatives on Thursday to help identify victims of the western US state's deadliest-ever wildfire, as President Donald Trump said he planned to visit the region at the weekend. At least 59 deaths have been reported so far from the sprawling blazes in northern and southern California and the toll is expected to rise as body recovery teams with sniffer dogs conduct searches. The White House said Trump, who has blamed the fires on "gross mismanagem...
Tags: Science, California, White House, US, Donald Trump, Trump


Sony Is Skipping E3 2019

Sony is skipping next year’s E3, ditching its traditional booth and press conference in a move that will have a significant negative impact on the video game industry’s annual trade show.Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Kotakucore, E3, E3 2019


SpaceX launches Qatar’s Es’hail-2 telecom satellite, and then lands Falcon 9 booster

SpaceX sent the Es’hail-2 telecommunications satellite into orbit today, then brought the Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage booster back down for an at-sea landing. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after a trouble-free countdown. The only break from SpaceX’s recent routine was the fact that the launch came during daylight hours, at 3:46 p.m. ET (12:46 p.m. PT). Minutes after launch, the Falcon 9’s second stage separated from the first stage and continued...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Qatar, Nasa, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center


Your Phone's GPS Accuracy May Suck Less Soon Thanks to a New FCC Order

The Federal Communications Commission just made a move to make global location positioning even more global by opening the doors to Europe’s system.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Gps, Navigation, Galileo


The Earth Is Swallowing the Ocean

Water is disappearing into the trenches between interlocking tectonic plates. Where is it going?
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In a weighty decision, scientists prepare to redefine the kilogram

Metrologists are meeting at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles to vote on whether to redefine the kilogram as a constant that can be observed in the natural world. The post In a weighty decision, scientists prepare to redefine the kilogram appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Weight, Emerging Tech, Versailles, Measurements, Kilogram


In a weighty decision, scientists prepare to kill the kilogram

Metrologists are meeting at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles to vote on whether to redefine the kilogram as a constant that can be observed in the natural world. The post In a weighty decision, scientists prepare to kill the kilogram appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Weight, Emerging Tech, Versailles, Measurements, Kilogram


China’s artificial sun reaches fusion temperature: 100 million degrees

The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source. None Scientists in China have reported a major breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion technology, which would harness power through the same processes that occur within stars.At the Experime...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, China, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Hefei China, Michio Kaku, Nuclear Energy


Couple and Homeless Man Charged With Conspiracy Over $400,000 GoFundMe

On Thursday, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey announced formal charges against the three people involved in a viral GoFundMe campaign that raised $400,000 last year to help a homeless man get on his feet. Authorities said that “the entire campaign was predicated on a lie.”Read more...
Tags: Science, New Jersey, Homeless, Gofundme, Crowdfunding Nightmare, Burlington County Prosecutor 's Office


Turo Guy Who Street Parked 38 Cars Has Chicago Furious With Him

Turo is, in theory, brilliant. If you’re not using your car, you can rent it out to other people. Make some money on the side. If you own two cars, that’s even better. You can make twice the money, in theory. But a lot of people in Chicago are mad at one man, who rented an astounding 38 cars on Turo, and parked a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chicago, Infrastructure, Turo


Samsung’s New Theme Policy Sounds Like Some Bullshit

Android 9 Pie was released more than three months ago, but Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, still aren’t running the latest software. As Samsung works on updating its devices to Android 9 in the coming months, today we learned there’s one really annoying change in policy that will be waiting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S9, Samsung Experience, Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Themes, Android 9, Android 9 Pie, 14 Day Trials Arent The Same As Free


Marvel's Spider-Man Would Like to Remind You That Peter Parker Is Hot

One of the best aspects of Insomniac’s most recent Spider-Man game is the dozens of alternate costumes from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics that you can equip in order to gain special abilities and give Peter Parker a new look. You’ve got your Spider-Punk, and your vintage comics Spidey, but let’s be honest here. The most…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Marvel, Sony, Playstation 4, Spider Man, Spidey, Peter Parker, Insomniac


Beware Autumnal Gonorrhea

The STI (and many other infectious diseases) fluctuate with the seasons.
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