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You Can Now Add ‘Bear Repellent Fumes’ to the Hazards Faced by Amazon Workers

Dozens of Amazon workers at one of the company’s fulfillment centers in New Jersey were hospitalized after an aerosol can containing bear repellent was hit. The incident occurred at the company’s Robbinsville fulfillment center and left at least one person in critical condition.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, New Jersey, Jeff Bezos, ROBBINSVILLE, Amazon Workers, Bear Repellent


Climate change offers sparkling prospects to English winemakers

With climate change pushing up temperatures, English winemakers are rubbing their hands as their sparkling wines start to give top champagnes a run for their money. Strolling through the Pinglestone vineyard in Hampshire, southern England, under a pale autumn sun, winemaker James Bowerman is smiling broadly. This year's temperatures have taken Vranken-Pommery, the prominent French champagne house that bought the estate in 2014, by surprise.
Tags: England, Science, Hampshire, Pinglestone, James Bowerman


Canada Arrests CFO of China's Huawei Technologies for Possible Extradition to the U.S.

Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States.
Tags: Science, China, Canada, Huawei Technologies


New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according to a study announced Wednesday.
Tags: Science, California, Northern California, Carr, REDDING Calif


China's vow to curb fentanyl won't end US opioid crisis: experts

The US-China trade war truce includes a pledge by Beijing to tackle another lucrative -- and deadly -- export: fentanyl, a potent opioid ravaging US communities.
Tags: Science, China, US, Beijing, US China


Scientists Discover 180-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Blubber From ‘Sea Monster’

Scientists have found 180-million-year-old blubber from a true sea monster, the ancient ichthyosaur, according to the BBC. The fossilized specimen is very well-preserved, and it’s already answering some questions about this Jurassic-era sea creature. The discovery has led scientists to confirm that the ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, which is rare in reptiles.
Tags: Science, Bbc


Milo Yiannopoulos Was Kicked Off Patreon After One Day, Is Still in Millions of Dollars of Debt

The alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is in trouble. Thanks to an Australian lawsuit, his finances were made public for the first time this week, and folks... they’re not good. The one-time Breitbart writer owes at least $2 million in debt to various lawyers and funders, including $400,000 to right-wing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Patreon, Breitbart, Alt Right, Milo Yiannopoulos, Milo Yiannopolous, Alt Light, Deplatforming


We Finally Know Which Film Franchise Is Better as 20,000 Jedi Battle 3,000 T-rexes

It hasn’t raked in as much cash as all the Star Wars films have, but with five movies in the series (and a sixth on the way), Jurassic Park stands as one of the biggest Hollywood franchises of all time. But which one is truly superior? The only way to really find out is to simulate an epic battle between 20,000 Jedi…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Science, Jurassic Park, Jedis, T Rex, Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator, Sergiuhelldragoonhq, Jedi Battle


Today We Have Anger.' Argentina's Women Protest Acquittal After Teenage Girl's Murder

Thousands of people protested Wednesday across Argentina against a court ruling that acquitted two men of sexually abusing and killing a 16-year-old girl in 2016.
Tags: Science, Argentina


Sheryl Sandberg's Request for Info on George Soros Was 'Entirely Appropriate,' Facebook Board Says

Facebook’s board of directors appears to be sticking to the script in the defense of its opposition research into George Soros, a vocal critic of the platform. In a letter reported Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal from Facebook’s board of directors to Patrick Gaspard, the president of George Soros’ Open Society…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, George Soros, Patrick Gaspard, Entirely Appropriate And Fine Behavior, Facebook Board Says


Bethesda Support Leaks Fallout 76 Customer Names, Addresses & Phone Numbers

Some of the people submitting tickets to get their replacement Fallout 76 canvas bag have encountered a surprise: they’ve been given access to parts of Bethesda’s support system, including the ability to open and close tickets, as well as check out customer’s personal information.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Fallout, Bethesda, Fallout 76


Friskier frogs: endangered species gets a sex appeal boost

Australian researchers have a new way to increase desire in the northern corroboree frogAustralian researchers are applying a sex hormone to the skin of the critically endangered northern corroboree frog in a world-first treatment to encourage females to accept less desirable mates in captivity.A trial conducted by the University of Wollongong and Taronga zoo found that, by administering the hormone to both a male and female frog before pairing them off, researchers could increase the chance tha...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, Amphibians, University of Wollongong, Taronga


Uber's Arbitration Policy Comes Back to Bite It in the Ass

Over 12,000 Uber drivers found a way to weaponize the ridesharing platform’s restrictive contract in what’s possibly the funniest labor strategy of the year.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Rideshare, Lol, Gig Economy, Arbitration


Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill Limiting Governor's Powers

Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill Limiting Governor's Powers
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Looking Back on Doctor Who's Bizarre First Christmas Episode

In 2005, Doctor Who launched a tradition that would last another 12 years with “The Christmas Invasion”—a festive special that broadcast on Christmas day. But “Invasion” wasn’t actually the first Doctor Who episode to air on Christmas. The first actually took place 53 years ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Christmas, History, Bbc


Rare Rainfall in the Atacama Is Deadly for Its Tiniest Inhabitants

In the summer of 2017, after a freak rainfall, unusual lagoons appeared in the oldest and driest desert on Earth — the Atacama. In an area that usually receives less than a half-inch of precipitation annually, the temporary oases should have been a boon to desert life — but, alas, they weren't. Microbial life in the soil, which had adapted to hyperarid conditions over millions of years, quickly perished.
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SpaceX Rocket Misses Landing Pad and Falls Into the Ocean

Fortunately, the rocket delivered its cargo first.
Tags: Science, SpaceX Rocket Misses Landing Pad, Falls Into the Ocean


Medieval Skeleton Wearing Leather Thigh-High Boots Found in River Thames

Archaeologists in London, England have uncovered a dramatic 500-year-old male skeleton lying face-down in the mud of the River Thames. Extraordinarily, the skeleton is still wearing his thigh-high leather boots.Read more...
Tags: Science, History, River Thames, London England, Skeletons, Medieval History, Medieval Mysteries


World's Oldest Wild Bird Just Laid Another Dang Egg

The world’s oldest wild bird, Wisdom the Laysan albatross, has once again returned to her breeding grounds, and she has laid another egg. She is at least 68 years old, but doesn’t look a day over 6.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Wisdom, Birds, Conservation, Birding, USFWS, Laysan albatross


The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the two-week U.N. climate meeting in Poland (all times local):
Tags: Science, Poland, Katowice Poland


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Is Here—What That Means for Next Year's Top Android Phones

Yesterday, Qualcomm announced the name of its next big mobile chip—the Snapdragon 855 (Surprise!)—but didn’t say much about what it could do until now. And while innovations in mobile processors can often seem opaque and difficult to follow, advances in tech between generations are the kind of things that give phones…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Processors, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Mobile Computing, Snapdragon 855, Chipsets, Qualcomms Snapdragon 855 Explained


The Top 10 Deals of December 5, 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


Google Takes Aim at Abusive Ads With Chrome 71

Google is rolling out Chrome 71 today and with it, you can apparently expect to kiss abusive ads from “persistently offending sites” goodbye. The latest version of Chrome will also include billing warning screens to help prevent unwanted charges and subscriptions.
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Science, Nobody Likes Ads


Dystopian Company Wants Parents to Tag 'Problem Teens' With Ankle Bracelet Monitors

It’s hardly a novel concept for parents to spy on their kids, but a new device is troubling for just how big, ugly, and shitty it is: an ankle monitoring service that tracks troublesome teens.Read more...
Tags: Science, Teens, Parental Control, Ankle Monitoring


SpaceX sends cargo ship to space station, and then Falcon 9 booster spins and swims

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a robotic Dragon cargo capsule into orbit today from Florida to deliver 5,600 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, just two days after a different Falcon 9 launched 64 satellites from a pad across the country. The primary mission was an undeniable hit, but this time around, SpaceX’s attempt to have the Falcon 9’s first-stage booster touch down on a landing pad was a miss. Today’s liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station might h...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, International Space Station, Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Lockheed Martin readies to build moon habitat for NASA

The Jefferson County-based company built a full-scale model of its proposed lunar base habitat at its site on Cape Canaveral, Florida, and NASA can start reviewing it in person early next year.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Lockheed Martin, Jefferson County, Cape Canaveral Florida


Not an Introvert or an Extrovert? You’re Probably an Ambivert

Yes, it’s possible to fall somewhere in between.
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Track Your Stuff With This Trusty Tile Mate For Just $10

If you lose your keys, or your bag, or your phone, you don’t have to lose your mind, too. Prepare for any bouts of forgetfulness with this Tile Mate, now just $10. The tiny Bluetooth tracker pairs with your phone and beeps when you push a button on the smartphone app, so you can find what you’re looking for. And if…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Tile Deals


'I’m Hoping It Won’t Decimate My Income': Tumblr's Porn Ban Is Yet Another Setback for Sex Workers

Over the last few days, 26-year-old Lily Fox has been manually going through her Tumblr blog and backing up, then deleting, every single nude photo that she’s posted over the last five years. For the time being, she’s left up some tame shots of herself in lingerie—the kind of images you might see in a Victoria’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Porn, Sex Work, Victoria, Tumblr, Sex Workers, Lily Fox


Check Out Our Best Look Yet at Spider-Man's New Far From Home Suits, Plus a Mysterio Update 

Rumor has it the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is coming this Saturday out of Brazil Comic-Con. If that’s true, fans are soon going to learn a lot more about what Peter Parker has been up to since, well, we don’t know when. But, we do now have really good images of some of his new duds. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Marvel, Sony, Brazil, Marvel Studios, Spider Man, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, Spider Man Far From Home



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