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Facebook App is the Data Vampire You Invited Onto Your Smartphone

We have reported some on the many problems and bad behavior that have been revealed about Facebook. Facebook Propoganda and Bullying Facebook pushes negative stories about its competitors. This is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Science, Technology, Internet, Smartphone, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Facebook App, Facebook Facebook Propoganda and Bullying Facebook


Squid Expert on Apple's Tortured Squid Emoji: It's Like 'Having a Butt on Your Forehead'

In what now seems to be an egregious oversight on the part of Apple, the scientific community this week flagged an anatomically incorrect squid emoji in the manner any good critic does: by mercilessly owning it on Twitter.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Emoji, Squid, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cephalopods, Failed Emoji


The Feds Are Now Looking Into Who Sent Millions of Fake Net Neutrality Comments to the FCC

Federal investigators are looking into whether the mass submission of millions of fraudulent letters on net neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission’s digital comment system was a crime as part of a Department of Justice investigation, BuzzFeed News reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Isps, Department Of Justice, BuzzFeed News, Ajit Pai, Open Internet Rules, Net Neutrality Comments


Egyptian Officials Are Pissed About an Alleged Nude Photoshoot on the Great Pyramid

Egyptian authorities are not very happy with a video taken by Danish photographer Andreas Hvid, who climbed what appeared to be the Great Pyramid of Giza, took footage of himself and a female friend in what was euphemistically termed a “naked embrace,” and then uploaded it to YouTube in the past week, CNN reported on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Social Media, History, Cnn, Egypt, Archaeology, Giza, Antiquity, Great Pyramid Of Giza, Great Pyramid, Antiquities, Andreas Hvid


Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action?

Governments are taking too long to tackle climate change and here's why.
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Ecuador rewards IPN researcher for spirulina algae studies

Mexico, Dec. 8 (Notimex).- The ambassador of Ecuador in Mexico, Leonardo Arizaga Schmegel, gave the scientist of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN, for its acronym in Spanish), German Chamorro Cevallos the "Vicente Rocafuerte Prize", for his contributions in the study of algae (cyanobacteria) Spirulina. The award, instituted by the government of that country to recognize outstanding Ecuadorians in different areas of human knowledge distinguished this year the researcher of the National Sch...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Commission, Ecuador, IPN, National Polytechnic Institute IPN, NOTIMEX, Salvador Zubirán, Leonardo Arizaga Schmegel, Chamorro Cevallos, National School of Biological Sciences ENCB, National System of Researchers SNI, ENCB, Chamorro Ceballos


Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming.
Tags: Science, Un, Katowice Poland


Kushner’s ‘Bromance’ With Saudi Crown Prince Continues After Khashoggi Killing, Report Says

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman once bragged that he had Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner “in his pocket.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump, Mohammed bin Salman, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Jamal Khashoggi


‘Cute Aggression’ Study Explores Why We Want to Squeeze Cute Babies and Animals

You’ve probably heard the term “cuteness aggression” thrown around over the years. It describes the odd but seemingly common compulsion to smoosh, bite, or pinch—but not hurt—adorable things like babies and animals.Read more...
Tags: Science, Baby Animals, Babies, Cute Aggression


What does Martian wind sound like? Now we know

InSight, or NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander, provided the first "sounds" of Martian winds to human ears on Friday. The spacecraft's sensors captured a "haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind," a NASA spokesperson wrote in a press release. "The winds were consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks in the landing area, which were observed from orbit," the NASA statement added.
Tags: Science, Nasa


Google, Allegedly: Snitches Get Stitches

After a year of protests by its own staff against its work with the military, alleged plans to build a censored Chinese search engine, and handling of sexual harassment allegations against executives, Google is doing some soul-searching and self-reflection over the true meaning of “Don’t be evil.” Just kidding!…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Media, Journalism, Leaks, Whistleblowers, Andy Rubin, Dont Be Evil, Leakers, Project Maven, Project Dragonfly


Lois Lane Awkwardly Meets the Crew in This Elseworlds Crossover Clip

Superheroic meet cutes always involve the threat of violence, right?Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Cw, The Flash, Arrow, DC Entertainment, Supergirl, Lois Lane, Elseworlds


The First Trailer For James Gunn's Brightburn Offers a Horrifying Take On a Familiar Superheroic Myth

You know the story: the loving parents desperate for a child. The space ship, careening from some far-off planet. A special child. Only this time, the kid doesn’t grow up to be Superman. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Superheroes, James Gunn, Brightburn


Blumhouse's Into the Dark Anthology's New Years Entry Is From a Lady Director

A couple of months ago, Blumhouse head and horror super-producer Jason Blum got into some justifiable trouble for his comments suggesting that there were not many women directors in the horror space, which explains why, at that time, Blumhouse hadn’t produced a single theatrically distributed horror film made by a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Hulu, Jason Blum, Blumhouse, Sophia Takal, Into the Dark


Beloved freeway-crossing mountain lion found dead following California fire

It's hard out there for a smart cat in a dumb world.  The National Park Service confirmed on Dec. 7 that a mountain lion, widely known for his ability to safely navigate the treacherous freeways of Southern California, was found dead following the Woolsey Fire. The "Culvert Cat," as he was affectionately referred to, was discovered by a National Park Service biologist on Dec. 3 — after the fire had been contained — with burnt paws.  SEE ALSO: California's Woolsey Fire has left a burn s...
Tags: Science, California, Southern California, National Park Service, Highway 101, Santa Monica Mountains, KPCC, Woolsey Fire


Thousands march for climate in Paris despite 'yellow vest' unrest

Up to 25,000 people marched through Paris on Saturday urging greater action on climate change, despite fears that their protest would be scuppered by "yellow vest" demonstrations. The numbers were similar to previous climate marches in Paris, despite sporadic violence in the city on Saturday among thousands of "yellow vest" demonstrators who want more help for France's poor. Organisers had to change the route of the climate march, marching instead from Place de la Nation to Place de la Republi...
Tags: Science, France, Paris, Place De La République, Interior, Place de la Nation, Christophe Castaner


8 Years After Dragon's 1st Flight, SpaceX More "Mind-Blowingly Awesome" Than Ever

Eight years ago, SpaceX showed NASA it could keep the International Space Station in beans and biscuits. Eight years later, it has its sights set firmly on Mars.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station


For the Love of God, Please Don’t Use Smart Reply in Hangouts Chat

There are two distinct types of people on workplace communication platforms: the ones who painstakingly toil over every typed letter in a show of ultimate professionalism, and the ones who type with abandon—who slam keys haphazardly with their clumsy sausage fingers to get across whatever they’re trying to communicate…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Hangouts, Smart Reply, Hangouts Chat, Allow US A Small Workplace Enjoyment


Saturday's Best Deals: Discounted Books at Amazon, USB-C Hubs, a Fortnite Bundle, and More

An encore of Amazon’s $5 off physical books coupon, an affordable modem, and tools for cleaning up after your pets are some of the hottest deals on the web today.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon USB


Take a Perilous Journey Into Europa's Ocean in This Science Fiction Book for Kids

Humans have long been warned about Europa, from HAL 9000's infamous “ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE” in 2010: Odyssey Two to the more recent indie film Europa Report, where a group of scientists do land on the icy moon, only meet a grisly fate at the hands of a decidedly unwelcoming resident. None of that, however, deterred…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Europa, Childrens Books, All These Worlds Are Yours


The Mooch Tries Out New Role As QAnon Troll

In his ongoing effort to remain relevant, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is dipping his toes into the QAnon conspiracy pool. And it’s really hard to say that with a straight face.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Roger Stone, Anthony Scaramucci, George Papadopoulos, The Mooch, QAnon, American Priority Conference, Right Wing Fever Swamp


Protesters demand action against warming climate at UN talks

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming.
Tags: Science, Un, Katowice Poland


Greats' 20% Off Sitewide Sale Is Something to Be Grateful For

I know it’s obvious, but it needs to be said: Greats are great casual sneakers, and now, you can get a pair for a great deal. The relatively new, Brooklyn-based brand with the Italian-based leather is taking 20% off their whole site with promo code HOLIDAYHERO, which is really good considering most of their sneaks…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Brooklyn, Greats Deals


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

"Hearables," fungi, the history of both humanity and the bandana and so much more from the web Fungi’s Many Life-Changing Uses While there are 144,000 discovered species of fungi on the planet, there could be many more—millions more, in fact. But finding fungi and sorting out whether or not they contain any useful chemical compounds comes down to chance. The serendipity, scientists argue, is what …
Tags: Wearables, Gender, Science, Design, Africa, Tech, Smartphones, History, Smartwatches, Sculpture, Fungi, Npr, Banksy, Archeology, Sexual Harassment, Linkaboutit


The Totally Free Streaming Service You Didn't Know You Have

Lovers of classic films have been set adrift this month after the Filmstruck streaming service was unceremoniously murdered by corporate ghouls. But friends, I want to tell you about a free streaming service that’s in many ways just as good as Filmstruck, offers Criterion films, and has at least one feature that no…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Cord Cutting, Kanopy


MIT science photographer isn’t an artist, but her work could fill galleries

Felice Frankel is an award-winning photographer, but she doesn't consider herself an artist. As a science photographer, she has been helping researchers better communicate their ideas for nearly three decades with eye-catching imagery. The post MIT science photographer isn’t an artist, but her work could fill galleries appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Science, Trends, Mit, Felice Frankel


Live Your Best Dongle Life With Deals on Anker's USB-C Hubs

USB-C will be truly ubiquitous one of these days, but for the next few years at least, owners of USB-C laptops will probably want to carry a dongle or two. Several of Anker’s highly rated adapters are on sale right now, so just be sure to note the promo codes.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Anker, Anker Deals


A Renamed BFR Could Be Key to SpaceX's Satellite Internet Dream

To create a constellation of 12,000 satellites, SpaceX will need a really Big Falcon Rocket.
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Activists gather for climate march in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Several thousand people gathered Saturday amid a heavy police presence in southern Poland for a "March for Climate" to encourage negotiators at climate talks to set ambitious goals.
Tags: Science, Poland, Katowice Poland


Need a Modem? Here You Go, This One's $45.

As amazing as the internet is, it won’t be of much use to you without a modem. In the market for one? This Netgear Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem is just $45 when you clip the $10 coupon on the page. It hasn’t been cheaper since last Black Friday.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Cable Modem, NETGEAR DOCSIS, Netgear Deals



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