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First human remains found in El Salvador's 'Mayan Pompeii'

Human remains have been discovered for the first time in El Salvador's Joya de Ceren, a city buried by a volcanic eruption more than 1,400 years ago and sometimes dubbed the "Mayan Pompeii," the ministry of culture said Thursday. A skeleton, which was in poor condition, was discovered at the beginning of November, buried with an obsidian knife at the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site located about 20 miles (35 kilometers) north of the capital San Salvador. The person "probably lived in...
Tags: Science, El Salvador, Unesco World Heritage, SAN SALVADOR, Joya de Cerén, Mayan Pompeii, Loma Caldera, Michelle Toledo


Escaping death and rebirth on Varanasi's sacred riverbanks

Boats loaded with wood arrive almost constantly at the ghats of Varanasi for around 200 cremations per day on the banks of India's holy Ganges river. To reduce the volume used, as well as air and water pollution, authorities have tried to push the use of alternative burning materials such as cow-dung. Only then can this issue be tackled," said Vivek Chattopadhyay, pollution expert at the Centre for Science and Environment.
Tags: Science, India, Ganges, Varanasi, Vivek Chattopadhyay


Gifts For Science Lovers, From Floating Speakers to Board Games

There's a ton of science-focused ephemera out there, but here are some great gifting ideas for every type of nerd out there.
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FDA Official Gives Update on E. Coli Outbreak, But You Shouldn't Eat Romaine Lettuce Just Yet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning earlier this week not to eat romaine lettuce of any kind as the result of a new E. coli outbreak that has sicked more than two dozen people across 11 states.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Public Health, Fda, E Coli, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Romaine Lettuce


NASA counts down to landing of Martian quake-sensor, InSight

NASA is counting down to a nail-biting touchdown Monday of the $993 million Mars InSight, the first spacecraft to listen for quakes and study the inner workings of another rocky planet. No one is on board the spacecraft, which launched nearly seven months ago and has traveled some 300 million miles (482 million kilometers). The lander is the first to reach Mars since 2012, when NASA's Curiosity rover touched down to scour the surface and analyze rocks for signs that life forms may once have in...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth


Game on the Go With Two Great MSI Black Friday Deals

Just because you’re not at your desk doesn’t mean you can’t play the latest games at high settings: A pair of MSI gaming laptops are on sale at Walmart for Black Friday:Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Walmart, MSI, Walmart Deals, Msi Deals, Two Great MSI


Astronauts to celebrate Thanksgiving on the International Space Station

Some astronauts are taking the day off to celebrate Thanksgiving while they orbit Earth on the International Space Station. The three members of Expedition 57 from Russia, Germany and the U.S. will celebrate all together after food prepared specially for the occasion was sent to them last weekend, according to a NASA blogpost. Alexander Gerst from the European Space Agency and Serena Aunon Chancellor, a NASA flight engineer, will have the day off while their Russian colleague, Sergey Prokopyev...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Russia Germany, Alexander Gerst, Serena Auñón, Sergey Prokopyev


This Artist's Movie Poster Concepts Will Blow Your Mind

There was once a time when movie posters—not movie trailers—did all the heavy lifting to convey the magic and wonder promised by a film’s upcoming release. Portugal-based artist Luis Melo does the kind of illustration work that speaks to those wonderful posters of yesteryear in a truly masterful way.Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Video Games, Portugal, Artists, Street Fighter, Prince, Lord Of The Rings, Akira, Metroid, Luis Melo


Samsung's Entry Level QLED TVs Are Priced to Move For Black Friday

We see really good deals on Samsung’s higher end QLED TVs with some regularity throughout the year on sites like MassDrop; better even than Black Friday prices. But if you want the OLED-like blacks of Samsung’s best TVs on a budget, we’ve never seen better deals on the entry level Q6 line.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Samsung, Black Friday Deals, Massdrop, Walmart Deals, Samsung Deals, Black Friday TV Deals, Move For Black


Museum of Natural History invites the public to know Mars

Mexico, Nov. 23 (Notimex) .- The MMinistry of the Environment (Sedema, for its acronym in Spanish) of Mexico City opened two temporary exhibitions at the Natural History Museum: "A lo Marciano, un vistazo al planeta rojo", inspired by the Mars series, by National Geographic, and "Traces and tracks, tracks of life in nature". The first exhibition is inspired by the work published in 1952 by Isaac Asimov, "A lo marciano" (The Martian Way), which shows a selection of high resolution images of the s...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mexico City, European Space Agency, Mars, Museum of Natural History, Isaac Asimov, Marciano, Stephen Petranek, Earth Mars, Gerhard Neukum


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Probe Just Hit Another Milestone

NASA’s first asteroid sampling mission is closing in on its target. With just 11 days left until the big rendezvous, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is inching its way toward asteroid Bennu and has just 20 million miles to go before reaching the space rock. Launched on September 8, 2016, the OSIRIS-REx probe has been chasing the 1,640-foot-wide asteroid through space and is about to catch up with Bennu in its orbit around the sun.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Bennu


Siri Pulls Up Image of an Actual Dick When Asked About Trump

Maybe you’re enjoying a nice Thanksgiving dinner with your family when the age of the president of the United States comes up in conversation. Perhaps your family is discussing whether nightly double-fisted Big Macs takes a toll on the body, or whether California’s wildfires can be mitigated with raking (spoiler…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California, Oops, Siri, United States, Donald Trump, Trump


Scientists weigh up stratospheric sunlight barrier to curb warming

Some researchers say the geo-engineering technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) could limit rising temperatures that are causing climate change. Total costs to launch a hypothetical SAI effort 15 years from now would be $3.5 billion, scientists at Harvard University said in a report published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, adding that average annual operating costs would be about $2.25 billion a year over 15 years. The scientists emphasized that this is merely...
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NASA Finally Schedules Test of SpaceX Spacecraft Designed for Astronauts

The first flight test of an unpiloted SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has been scheduled for January, NASA announced yesterday. The test marks an important milestone for the United States, which hasn’t been able to independently deliver astronauts to space since 2011 when the Space Shuttle program was retired.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, United States, Commercial Crew Program, Crew Dragon Spacecraft


Cold turkey! Minus 26 atop Mount Washington for Thanksgiving

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — It’s downright cold atop Mount Washington, home to some of the most brutal weather in the Northeast. The Mount Washington Observatory says it plunged to minus 26 (minus 32 Celsius) on Thursday morning. The observatory says that broke its daily record low of minus 11 (minus 23 Celsius). It also […]
Tags: Science, News, Mount Washington, Nation & World, Northeast The Mount Washington Observatory


Black Friday Is Basically Your Only Chance to Save on Peak Design Gear

Peak Design makes our readers’ favorite camera bag, some terrific camera straps, and more recently, one of the most well built and flexible travel backpacks we’ve ever tried. The problem? Their stuff is never on sale.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Black Friday Deals


5 Cult Horror Movies to Weird Up the Winter Holidays

Christmas has its own horror sub-genre at this point (got a fun list for ya right here all about it, in fact), while Hulu’s current Into the Dark anthology series is exploring the relationship between scary movies and red-letter days on a month-by-month basis. But with Thanksgiving upon us, we wanted to look back at…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Horror, Christmas, New Years Eve, Hulu, X Ray, Valentines Day, Blood Rage, Silent Night Bloody Night, New Years Evil, Terror Train


Whiskey Is the Best Boy In America

“I love ‘em all!” exclaims the National Dog Show announcer, just before the Best in Show Award is announced. Cut to a little wiry guy that looks like he has a beard, cut to three stuffy-looking white guys holding a silver platter, cut to Whiskey the Whippet, the winner and a cool-ass looking little thin dude who is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, America, National Dog Show, Whiskey The Whippet


Watch the First Beautiful Teaser For Disney's Lion King Remake

We’ve heard barely anything about Jon Favreau’s take on The Lion King since Disney announced its plans to add the beloved film to its long list of remakes, outside of some extremely exciting casting. But now, we finally have a look. And, unsurprisingly, the man who turned The Jungle Book into a visual feast has done…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Jon Favreau, The Lion King


China’s Social Ranking System Is Getting Closer to Becoming a Terrifying Reality

China’s “social credit” system—the one straight out of a dystopian Black Mirror episode—is getting closer to becoming a reality.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Surveillance, Ranking, Social Credit


Giant mammal 'cousin' gave dinosaurs run for their money

Dinosaurs living more than 200 million years ago may have dominated the plains and grasslands of prehistoric Earth, but it turns out they still had some sizable competition. "The discovery of Lisowicia changes our ideas about the latest history of dicynodonts, mammal Triassic relatives.
Tags: Science, Earth, Lisowicia


President Trump's Spat With Chief Justice Roberts Isn't the First Time a President Has Sparred With the Supreme Court

It's hardly the first time tensions have boiled ove
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Trump, Roberts


MIT’s magic plane flies without fuel or moving parts

Air travel is the safest, speediest way to get from one place to another, but you know what would make it even better? If planes didn't have to worry about pesky engines and messy fuel. I mean, if a plane could just go we'd all be better off, right? Well leave it to MIT to come up with a solution. A new paper by researchers from the institute describes how they managed to build a plane that flies without a traditional propulsion system. The concept model, which weights just over five pou...
Tags: Science, Mit, MIT Technology Review


Give Your House a Brain With Black Friday's Google Home Deals

Okay, Google, show me the good deals. If Google Assistant is your smart home assistant of choice, Black Friday is the day to put it in every room of your house. The Google Home Mini is down to $25 in every color, the Google Home is just $79, and the Google Home Hub is just $99, with a $10 VUDU movie credit.Read more...
Tags: Google, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, VUDU, Walmart Deals, Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home Hub, Google Home Deals


Oh, so That's Where Ben Swolo Came From

Apparently a bit more than a feisty temper runs in the Solo family.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Kylo Ren, Ben Swolo


How Should I Clean My Filthy Laptop?

I consider myself a pretty clean and tidy person. You would not believe this to be true, however, if you looked at my laptop. It is disgusting. There’s that saying that goes something like, the floor is so clean you can eat off of it. Well, my laptop is so filthy it looks like I did eat off of it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chatroom, Help Me Im Disgusting


An Elephant-Sized Mammal Relative Roamed Among Dinosaurs

The lumbering beast is the biggest of its kind found.
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Here’s How Three Astronauts Are Spending Thanksgiving In Space

While everyone is gathered around the table for a traditional — and terrestrial — Thanksgiving dinner, three people in particular are celebrating “turkey day” in space. This year, a German, a Russian, and an American are spending Thanksgiving some 260 miles above our planet, aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The trio is made up of NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency — in other ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, European Space Agency, Alexander Gerst, Serena Auñón, Sergey Prokopyev


Throw Out Your Corded Vacuum and Score an Incredible Deal on the Dyson V8 Absolute

Unless you live in a very large house, Dyson’s V8 cordless vacuum is probably the only vacuum you need. While it lasts for Prime Day, you can get the Absolute model for an all-time low $303, the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurb. The Absolute features the longest battery life in the V8 line, and comes with…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Dyson, Dyson Deals


An AI developer is building a HAL-9000-inspired system for space stations

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the past decade or so, but one of the scariest portrayals of how AI could ultimate doom us was created way back in the late 1960s. HAL-9000, the nefarious AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey, saw human life as expendable in the shadow of its mission objectives. Now, an AI developer, inspired by HAL-9000, is building a real-life automated system for future space missions. Yeah, this is usually the part where I say how bad of an idea this sounds but, as wit...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Stanley Kubrick, Pete Bonasso, Bonasso



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