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Tumblr Disappeared from the App Store Because of Child Porn

On Friday, niche blogging platform Tumblr became suddenly and inexplicably unavailable on Apple’s app store, and since then users posting adult-themed content have claimed their blogs are being deleted by the site without warning despite no official statement from either Tumblr, it’s parent company Oath, or Apple. The…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Science, Crime, Tumblr, Apple Store, Child Exploitation, OATH, Ncmec, Child Endangerment


Inside the Fiery Furnace: A Chaplain's Harrowing Story of Survival in Paradise

“But what do you do? You can’t turn around at this point. So I just floored my minivan and drove through the flames"
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Chicago Firefighters Safely Rescue Riders After Skyscraper Elevator Falls 84 Floors

An express elevator in a Chicago building formerly called the John Hancock Center until earlier this year, the 100-story tower at 875 North Michigan Avenue that is the fourth-tallest skyscraper in the city, fell from the Signature Room restaurant on its 95th floor all the way down to the 11th due to a “broken hoist…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Chicago, Infrastructure, Disasters, Elevators, North Michigan Avenue, Signature Room, John Hancock Center, Whew


Here's What We Know So Far About the Downtown Denver Shooting

Police have not identified a suspect in the incident
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Graphene water filtration system

Graphene Leaders Canada has its new GLC+™ WATER TECHNOLOGIES PLATFORM. The platform offers a disruptive solution to water pollution and remediation and is based on years of expertise in graphene... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Water, Canada, Innovation, Graphene, GLC


NASA officially announces landing site of Mars 2020 rover, and it’s incredibly interesting

It's been many years in the making, but NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission is currently in the home stretch. Scientists and engineers are working hard on all the hardware that the rover will use to do its job, but up until today, NASA still hadn't actually decided where on the Red Planet the rover would land. Now we know. In a new blog post, NASA reveals that it has chosen a site known as the Jezero Crater to be the landing area for Mars 2020. One of several interesting places NASA could...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Red Planet, Jezero, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater


Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts, then stops

Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash and lava down the mountain before its activity decreased and then stopped. Memories are still painfully fresh of the volcano's eruption in June, which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing. The Institute of Volcanology's director Pablo Oliva said the volcano's activity level had dropped significant...
Tags: Science, Guatemala, Fuego, Institute of Volcanology, Pablo Oliva


Ivanka Trump Also Did the Dumb Email Thing That the Whole White House Was Warned Not to Do

A White House “examination” of Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump’s online habits has concluded she used a personal email address for official correspondence hundreds of times, in many cases in “violation of federal records rules,” the Washington Post reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, White House, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Espionage, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Emails, Ivanka Trump, Counterintelligence


Watch 10,000 Zombies Fall Into a Gigantic Spinning Blender in This Gory Real-Time CG Demo

The same team who brought the world Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator, which allowed for large-scale simulations like pitting 300 Jedi against 60,000 medieval soldiers, is back with a new open world RPG called The Black Masses. The new game features record-setting crowd rendering, as well as hyper-realistic character…Read more...
Tags: Science, Zombies, Cg, Gore, Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator, The Black Masses


Benedict Cumberbatch Could Have Been True Blood's Vampire Bill

The year was 2008. Barack Obama was in the last leg of his ultimately successful bid for the U.S. presidency and the wildest thing on television aside from election coverage was a quirky little show on HBO called True Blood. The campy vampire soap opera quickly gained a reputation for the way its entire cast chewed up…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Jessica Chastain, Science, Jennifer Lawrence, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vampires, Barack Obama, True Blood, Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer


Don't Miss This Extremely Rare Deal On the Cult-Favorite AeroPress Coffee Maker

Even at full price, Aerobie’s AeroPress coffee maker is easily the cheapest and easiest way to make terrific coffee, and you can grab a very rare discount on yours today.Read more...
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‘NIPS’ AI Conference Changes Name Following Protests Over Gross Acronym

A top artificial intelligence (AI) conference will officially use a different acronym as its shorthand name, following months of controversy fueled in part by last year’s event when keynote speaker Elon Musk reportedly made a joke about “tits.”Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Protestnips


Chicago Police Officer Among Multiple Injured in Shooting at Mercy Hospital, Police Say

Four people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a Chicago hospital Monday. Police said the gunman died following the shooting at Mercy Hospital on the city’s South Side.
Tags: Science, Chicago, Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital Police Say


The International Space Station just got a little bit bigger, temporarily

The international Space Station is already quite large, but it just got a little bit bigger as the ISS crew successfully installed the Cygnus cargo ship with the help of a high-tech robotic arm. The ship, which was launched into space via an Antares rocket on Saturday, will remain attached to the space station for several months. The ISS gets regular resupply shipments that bring all kinds of vital goods to the crew, such as food, water, and oxygen. Those missions also deliver new instruments an...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Cygnus


For the First Time Ever, Sailor Moon Stars Is Getting a Home Release in the U.S.

When the original Sailor Moon anime came over to the West, not all of it actually made the transition. The final season of the anime, broadcast in Japan under the subtitle Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars, never made it over in its original unedited form...until now, over two decades after it first broadcast.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, West, Anime, Blu Ray, Sailor Moon, VIZ Media, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars


Philadelphia Police Find 4 People 'Executed' in Home's Basement

Two men and two women were found shot and killed in a basement of a house being renovated on Monday.
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California wildfire pollution paralyzes San Francisco region

The sidewalk cafes of this Silicon Valley city, usually packed at lunchtime with workers from Google and other high-tech companies, were mostly abandoned Monday afternoon. San Francisco reported unhealthy air quality for the 12th straight day on Monday. Purple Air, a private company that monitors air quality worldwide, last week ranked Northern California as having the foulest air around the globe.
Tags: Google, Science, California, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Northern California


Google's Goofy VR Roller Skate Drawings Make Me Feel Less Dead Inside Somehow

The world might be on fire, but last week Google published a patent application for “Augmented And/Or Virtual Reality Footwear.” Yes, the Google document describes motorized shoes with wheels on the bottom that keep you in place as you walk around in VR. They’re basically what Ars Technica has aptly dubbed, “VR roller…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ars Technica, Patents, Virtual Reality, Patents To Take With A Grain Of Salt, Take Me To A Future Where I Can Rock Vr Yeezys


‘Secret’ Audio Recording Drags $400,000 GoFundMe Debacle Into a New Circle of Hell

The bizarre, winding tale of the $400,000 GoFundMe campaign for a homeless man just got even messier.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gofundme, Crowdfunding Nightmare


The mindful way to roast your turkey may someday use turkey poop

There are plenty of ways to cook turkey for Thanksgiving, from roasting it in an oven to preparing it on the grill. One day there may be another option on the table—and it involves turkey poop. NPR reports that a team of researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel are exploring the potential uses of poultry…
Tags: Science, Israel, Npr, Ben Gurion University


Briquettes reduce indoor air pollution and provide better cooking

Having the global poor switch to soot free cooking would save millions of lives per year and reduce global warming. Soot causes 30% of warming. 2 billion people cook with open fires or polluting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Food, Science, Medicine, Climate Change, China, Environment, World, Innovation


Zachary Levi Thinks Shazam Is What the World Needs 

No matter which way you slice it, these days we live in a pretty dark world. It constantly feels like something is bad happening and at times, it’s easy to lose hope. That feeling, relatable to so many, is why entertainment can be so important. Movies, television, music, these things help us remember the good things…Read more...
Tags: Science, Superheroes, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Shazam, Zachary Levi


Scientists discovered an energetic “cosmic serpent” in our galaxy

In ancient-Egyptian mythology, Apep was the serpent god of darkness, destruction, and chaos. In contemporary astronomy, Apep is the nickname for a massive, just-discovered star system surrounded by serpentine dust swirls and officially known as 2XMM J160050.7-514245. It is believed to be the only such star system of its kind in our galaxy and it’s…
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Let's All Give Thanks That the Viral Thanksgiving Challenge Is Here to Prank Parents

"Call me NOW"
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A 4,000-Year-Old Complex of Termite Mounds as Big as Great Britain Somehow Went Undiscovered Until Now

Syntermes dirus is their name, world domination is their game.
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Buy a Couple of Sonos Play:1s, Get a $30 Amazon Gift Card

We’re expecting to see the new Sonos One drop to $175 closer to Black Friday, but if you don’t care about its built-in Alexa and Apple AirPlay 2 support, you can get a free $30 Amazon gift card when you buy a couple of the old Play:1s. They sound just as good as the new model (which is to say, they sound incredible),…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Alexa, Amazon Gift Card, Sonos Deals


You can now visit a black hole in virtual reality

Black holes are scary. They're like bottomless pits that nothing can escape from, even light, and you probably wouldn't want to get too close to one. Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is thought to feature a supermassive black hole at its center. at a point known as Sagittarius A*, and thanks to the wonders of virtual reality you can now visit it from the comfort of your couch. Researchers from Radboud University in The Netherlands teamed up with scientists at Germany's Goethe Universi...
Tags: Science, Germany, The Netherlands, Radboud University, Goethe University, Jordy Davelaar


Taylor Swift Says She's 'Ecstatic' to Be Switching Record Labels

"I feel so motivated by new opportunities created by the streaming world"
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Stunning Pinwheel Nebula Is a Cosmic Cataclysm in the Making

This image of a dusty, gas-rich nebula looks pretty, but appearances can be deceiving. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star system, it’s poised to unleash a catastrophic gamma-ray burst when it finally goes supernova. What’s remarkable about this particular Wolf-Rayet system, however, is that it’s the first to be discovered in…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Supernovae, Wolf Rayet, Gamma Ray Bursts, Binary Stars, Wolf Rayet Stars


Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year for 2018?

Cast your vote for the person you think most influenced the news this yea
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