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Looters plunder Albania's sunken treasures

Albania's long underexplored coastal waters have become a hotspot for treasure hunters scooping up ancient pottery, sunken ship parts and other shell-encrusted relics that have lain on the seabed for centuries. "Much of this wealth resting at the depth of 20-30 metres (66-99 feet) is easily accessible without any special equipment and has almost completely disappeared without a trace," said Albanian archaeologist and art historian Neritan Ceka, among those calling for urgent measures to protect...
Tags: Science, Albania, Neritan Ceka


Swimmer in Australia dies after being stung by stingray

SYDNEY (AP) — A swimmer in Australia has died of a heart attack after he was stung by a stingray. Police say the 42-year-old man went into cardiac arrest on Saturday at Lauderdale Beach, east of Hobart in Tasmania, after he suffered a puncture wound to his lower abdomen. He was swimming alone and close […]
Tags: Science, News, Australia, Ap, Sydney, Tasmania, Hobart, Nation & World, Lauderdale Beach


Space Thanksgiving

Earth space travellers (Steve Carell, Beck Bennet, Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones) make a discovery about the Thanksgiving feast they're sharing with their alien hosts (Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor).
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China’s Rules on Genes Are Too Tight

The worry now is that something similar may be happening in cutting-edge gene research. Late last month, in a move that’s largely been overlooked outside the scientific community, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology announced it had sanctioned six Chinese and foreign organizations for the “improper” collection, trading and export of Chinese genetic information. Among those penalized were China’s leading genomics company, BGI Genomics Co. Ltd. and leading biotech firm, WuXi AppTec Co. Lt...
Tags: Science, China, Ministry of Science and Technology, WuXi AppTec Co Ltd, BGI Genomics Co Ltd


Captain Marvel Is Crash Landing Into Disney's California Adventure Park

We’re all eagerly waiting for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) to make her big screen debut in Captain Marvel, but it looks like folks wanting to meet her before then can head to Anaheim for a little one-on-one with the legendary hero.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Disneyland, Brie Larson, Anaheim, Carol Danvers, Disney Parks, California Adventure Park, Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers Brie Larson


NASA Image of Merging Galaxy Clusters Looks Suspiciously Like the USS Enterprise

Humanity’s current understanding of physics may suggest faster-than-light travel is impossible, but researchers here on Earth can still observe happening in places much too far away to ever actually visit (and generally in the distant past). One of them is a galactic collision that, at least from our planetary vantage…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Galaxies, Chandra X Ray Observatory, Galaxy Clusters, Abell 1033, Galactic Collissions, Low Frequency Array


Judge Refuses to Throw Out Lawsuit Against Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer

A federal judge refused this week to throw out a lawsuit against neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer alleging it led a “terror campaign” against a Jewish real estate agent, Tanya Gersh, and the Southern Poverty Law Center tells the New York Times it expects the civil case to now proceed to a trial.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nazis, New York Times, Lawsuits, Courts, First Amendment, White Supremacy, Alt Right, Southern Poverty Law Center, Neo Nazis, Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin, Tanya Gersh, Neo Nazi Website Daily Stormer


Bill Maher Targets Stan Lee's Legacy in Controversial New Blog Post

"America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess"
Tags: Science, America, Stan Lee, Bill Maher


Trump Suggests California Wildfires Can Be Avoided by 'Raking'

President Donald Trump traveled to Northern California this weekend to survey the area affected by the Camp Fire, which has become the deadliest and most destructive fire in the state’s history. During the visit, the president appeared to double down on some of his previous rhetoric involving what he has described as…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Donald Trump, Paradise, Trump, Northern California, Paradise California, California wildfires, Camp Fire


Musk Says SpaceX Isn’t Planning to Reuse the Falcon 9 Rocket

Falcon 9 will only go through "minor tweaks to improve on reliability only, provided NASA & USAF are supportive," Musk said when answering a question from a Twitter user. In 2016, Musk introduced the term BFR as a rocket not only designed to take passengers and cargo to Mars, but also travel within Earth in less than an hour.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Earth, Mars, Musk, Falcon, NASA USAF


Trump visits fire-wracked California as more than 1,000 missing

President Donald Trump arrived in California Saturday to meet with officials, victims and the "unbelievably brave" firefighters there, as more than 1,000 people remain listed as missing in the worst-ever wildfire to hit the US state. Two huge blazes have created a serious smoke problem across vast areas, and when Trump stepped out of Air Force One at Beale Air Force Base north of capital city Sacramento, the sun was struggling to cut through haze so dense it covered the base like a fog. The de...
Tags: Science, California, US, Sacramento, Donald Trump, Trump, Beale Air Force Base


CIA Says Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s Killing, But Trump Isn’t Convinced

President Donald Trump appears to be once again publicly questioning a determinative assessment by his own intelligence community on a vital national security issue.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cia, Donald Trump, Trump, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Khashoggi Murder


In the First Trailer for The Magicians Season 4, a Revolution Is Rising

Do you hear the people sing? Oh wait, that was two seasons ago. Still, much like that time our beloved heroes sang “One Day More” from Les Misérables, The Magicians are getting ready for war over the future of magic.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Trailer, Syfy, The Magicians


Maybe Don’t Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paper Clip

Apple’s new iPad Pro may be the last great tablet, but you’d be wise to handle it carefully. Apple’s critical darling appears to bend pretty easily under the right amount of pressure, which you might expect but is no less visceral to watch.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Tablets, Ipad Pro, Consumer Tech, Bendgate 2018


Maybe Don’t Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paperclip

Apple’s new iPad Pro may be the last great tablet, but you’d be wise to handle it carefully. Apple’s critical darling appears to bend pretty easily under the right amount of pressure, which you might expect but is no less visceral to watch.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Tablets, Ipad Pro, Consumer Tech, Bendgate 2018


The DC/CW Elseworlds Crossover Gets the Mashup Comic Cover It Deserves

It’s only appropriate that getting Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell into each others costumes—and oh, like, the arrival of Batwoman herself on TV—is marked with its own comic book cover.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Dc Comics, Cw, DC Entertainment, Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, Dc Cw Verse, Elseworlds, Amy Reeder


How blasting worms into space could help slow down the ageing process

A tiny transparent worm could be the key to finding out how to stop the frailty and ill health which often comes with old age. British scientists are sending tens of thousands of worms into space in a government backed project to see if two drugs can prevent or slow down muscle wasting brought on by microgravity. In space, the 1mm long c-elegans worms have nothing to push against to maintain their muscle mass and so quickly start losing strength, mirroring the effect experienced by elderly peopl...
Tags: UK, Science, Earth, Liverpool, International Space Station, Mars, Tim Peake, Nottingham University, University Of Liverpool, International Space Station ISS, University of Strathclyde, UK Space Agency, Sam Gyimah, Bethan Phillips, Malcolm Jackson, Graham Turnock


SpaceX puts Spaceflight’s huge satellite extravaganza on hold for more inspections

Update for 1:20 p.m. PT Nov. 17: SpaceX has put the plans for Spaceflight’s dedicated rideshare mission on hold in order to conduct further pre-flight inspections. That means the customers waiting to get more than 60 satellites launched will have to wait a while longer. Here’s the tweet from SpaceX: Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) No...
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The International Space Station is getting a “Refabricator” for its 20th birthday

The International Space Station is marking 20 years since its first section was launched into orbit on Nov. 20, 1998. In addition to more than 250 science experiments aboard a resupply mission launched this morning (Nov. 17), the station is getting a novel birthday present: a hybrid recycler and 3D-printer that melts plastics down to…
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Why a new discovery means humans should keep an 'open mind' about extraterrestrial life

Scientists in Hawaii have detected "Oumuamua," an object entering our solar system from the outside. For the first time in history, scientists have detected the first interstellar object ever observed. Several weeks ago, an elongated interstellar object named "Oumuamua" — the first to enter the solar system — was discovered by a survey telescope in Hawaii.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Oumuamua


Search Team Finds Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan in Pieces on Floor of Atlantic Ocean

Almost precisely a year later, authorities have found the ARA San Juan, the Argentine submarine that went missing on Nov. 15, 2017, with all 44 people on board reported missing still unaccounted for.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Military, Argentina, Disasters, San Juan, Atlantic Ocean, Submarines, Ara San Juan


Justice Sotomayor on Kavanaugh Coming to the Supreme Court: 'The Nine of Us Are Now a Family'

Sotomayor said she is not letting personal politics get in the way of working togethe
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Sotomayor, Kavanaugh Coming


Promo Says NASA is 'Returning to the Moon... to Stay'

NASA is going to the moon again “to stay,” according to a promotional video posted to their social media accounts on November 17.The video, which features clips from previous NASA operations, was posted with a message that said NASA was also “preparing to go beyond to Mars.”Members of the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group commented on November 15 regarding NASA’s plan to return humans to the moon within 10 years, saying that it wasn’t ambitious enough and that NASA should ac...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, National Space Council 's Users ' Advisory Group


A most incredible NASA promotional video

"We Are NASA" thrills me more than any science fiction movie trailer, and it's real.
Tags: Video, Space, Science, News, Nasa


Northrop Grumman spacecraft lifts off on ISS resupply mission

Northrop Grumman's [s:noc] Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station on a resupply mission after launching early Saturday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, the space agency said in a press release. The spacecraft, carrying about 7,400 pounds of cargo, launched on an Antares 230 Rocket on Northrop Grumman's 10th cargo delivery flight, and is scheduled to arrive at the orbital laboratory Monday. The contract mission will s...
Tags: Science, Virginia, Nasa, Antares, Northrop Grumman, Wallops


Instagram Is Reportedly Down for Android Users Following Concerns Over Password Security

Dozens of Android users are reporting that the Instagram app isn’t working for them as of Saturday morning, with some posting about problems on mobile on Twitter since late Friday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Bugs, Passwords


“Little ogres”: A scientific discovery has unearthed a new kingdom of life

Scientists say we’re all eukaryotes: Plants, animals, fungi, and tiny multicelled organisms called protists are the four kingdoms of life, which encompass everything living that we’ve found on Earth. But a new discovery from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, published in Nature, claims to have discovered a fifth kingdom of life—a new kind of eukaryote.…
Tags: Science, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University


The Doctor Gets a Very Special Delivery in This New Doctor Who Clip

“What do you think, still me?” That’s right, it’s never too late for the Doctor to get her (or his) fashions! The first extended clip from the next episode of Doctor Who gives a tip of the hat to Matt Smith’s Doctor... while also hinting of hidden danger on a planet dedicated to shopping.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Bbc America, Matt Smith, Jodie Whittaker


Bolivian tombs reveal human remains and Inca artefacts from 500 years ago

Tombs containing human remains and Inca artefacts from more than 500 years ago have been discovered in Bolivia. Archaeologists say the remains, which were found at a quarry about 12 miles from La Paz, belonged to more than 100 people from an indigenous civilisation. “The vessels are whole and are Incan,” said Jedu Sagarnaga, an archaeology professor at Universidad Mayor de San Andres, who led the investigation.
Tags: Science, Bolivia, La Paz, Jedu Sagarnaga, Universidad Mayor de San Andres


Instagram Is Reportedly Down for Android Users Following Concerns Over Password Security [Update]

Dozens of Android users reported that the Instagram app wasn’t working for them as of Saturday morning, with some posting about problems on mobile on Twitter late Friday. Instagram now says the issue is fixed.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Bugs, Passwords



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