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FTC Warns of Sketchy Netflix Phishing Scam Asking for Payment Details

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission tweeted Friday that consumers should be on the lookout for a phishing scam disguised as a routine email from streaming giant Netflix that appears to have been making the rounds for months.Read more...
Tags: Science, Scams, Netflix, Phishing, Ftc, U S Federal Trade Commission


Strong earthquake rattles southeastern coast of Philippines

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the southeastern coast of the Philippines around midday Saturday, local time, prompting fears of a tsunami. However, no tsunami was reported.
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Breaking: Strong earthquake rattles southeastern coast of Philippines

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the southeastern coast of the Philippines around midday Saturday, local time, prompting fears of a tsunami. However, no tsunami was reported.
Tags: Science, Philippines


Breaking: Strong earthquake rattles southeastern coast of Philippines, prompts tsunami fears

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the southeastern coast of the Philippines around midday Saturday, local time, prompting fears of a tsunami.
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Anak Krakatau: Indonesian volcano's lost stature

Satellite images indicate Anak Krakatau has now lost over two-thirds of its height and volume.
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Year in Science: Genetic breakthroughs make dreams (and nightmares) come true

In science, it was the best of times, and the worst of times. 2018 was a year when researchers focused in on ways to head off disease by reprogramming a patient’s own cells, but also crossed what many thought were ethical red lines in genetic experimentation. It was the first year in which women won a share of the Nobel Prize for physics as well as for chemistry, but also a year when the #MeToo issue came to the fore in the science community. And it was the year that marked the passing of Britis...
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Mark Zuckerberg: Everything Is Fine, Actually

Mark Zuckerberg appears to be taking the “this is fine” route on the way out of what was arguably the worst year in his company’s decade-plus history.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Not Quite


Living Paycheck to Paycheck Looks Different For Everyone, But the Struggle Is Still Real

There are a great many people in this country who are one missed paycheck away from financial ruin.Read more...
Tags: Science, Poverty, Living Paycheck To Paycheck, Financial Struggles


Twitter Hackers Hijack New Accounts After Company Claims Bug is Fixed

Twitter is claiming to have resolved a bug that allowed a group of London-based security researchers to post unauthorized tweets to the accounts of British celebrities and journalists. But the hackers who initially disclosed the vulnerability says that’s complete rubbish.Read more...
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A Super Blood Wolf Moon Will Glow Red In The Sky This January

Americans all over the country will have front row seats in January to a
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Everything We Know So Far About Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'

Jon Favreau's Star Wars show is coming together, and it's taking us to a new corner of a galaxy far, far away.
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Twitter Hackers Hijack New Accounts After Company Claims It Fixed Bug

Twitter is claiming to have resolved a bug that allowed a group of London-based security researchers to post unauthorized tweets to the accounts of British celebrities and journalists. But the hackers who initially disclosed the vulnerability says that’s rubbish.Read more...
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Report to the Bridge for Your Crash Course in The Orville Ahead of the Season 2 Premiere

It’s been over a year since the first-season finale of The Orville, and while the sci-fi comedy doesn’t require a lot of backstory to enjoy, we still thought it’d be worth whipping together a primer so you can hit the ground running (and catch onto any inside jokes) ahead of Sunday’s season two premiere. Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Star Trek, Fox, Seth Macfarlane, Orville, The Orville


'Not the Leadership This Moment Calls For': Progressives Blast Nancy Pelosi's New 'Climate Crisis' Committee

In one of the clearest signs yet that House Democrats might try doing something, anything at all, about climate change come January, incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that Congress would be establishing a new “Climate Crisis” committee, to be chaired by Florida Representative Kathy Castor.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Congress, House, Nancy Pelosi, Climate Change Committee, Climate Policy, House Democrats, Political Climate Change, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Dea, Kathy Castor Read


Leafy green neighborhoods tied to better heart health

At the population level, residential green space has long been linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease and respiratory problems, as well as a lower risk of hospitalization for events like heart attacks and strokes, researchers note in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Compared to people in areas with the least amount of green space, residents of the greenest neighborhoods had lower urinary levels of the hormone epinephrine, indicating lower stress levels, the study found...
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U.S. limits on coal plant mercury emissions too costly: Trump's EPA

The Trump administration on Friday said limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants were unnecessary as they were too costly, sparking an outcry from environmentalists who feared the next step would be looser rules favoring the coal industry at the expense of public health. Under the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards, or MATS, enacted under former President Barack Obama, coal-burning power plants were required to install expensive equipment to cut output of mercury, which can harm pr...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump


Photos: Snowstorm blankets New Mexico

A 24-hour stretch of snowfall helped turn the desert state white as the conditions caused major travel disruptions.
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Sudanese security forces use tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades at anti-government protesters in Khartoum and other cities on Friday, the tenth day of demonstrations sparked by an economic crisis. Residents say police have used tear gas and sometimes live ammunition against demonstrators. Protesters have repeatedly targeted and burned the offices of President Omar al-Bashir's party and called for an end to his 29-year rule.
Tags: Science, Khartoum, Omar al Bashir


Assassin's Creed Snuck Into Monster Hunter: World Last Night

Monster Hunter: World loves crossover events. Whether than means dressing up as Devil May Cry’s Dante, masquerading as Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Aloy, or battling Final Fantasy monsters, World’s various event quests lift liberally from other games. Last night, while no one was really paying attention, World snuck in an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Xbox One, Pc, Playstation 4, Kotaku Core, Assassins Creed, Dante, Capcom, Monster Hunter, Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World


NASA turns lights back on for New Horizons mission to Ultima Thule

NASA announced it would turn the lights on and broadcast New Horizon's New Year's Day flyby of Ultima Thule.
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Nigeria ruling party launches President Buhari's re-election campaign

A presidential election is scheduled to take place on Feb. 16 to determine who will lead Africa's biggest crude oil producer and the continent's most populous country. At the launch of the campaign, Buhari told an audience in the southern city - capital of Akwa Ibom state - that his government was winning the fight against Islamists who have stepped up attacks in the northeast aimed at creating a state adhering to a strict interpretation of Sharia law. Buhari addressed his audience in the wake...
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Nigeria, Africa, Buhari, Borno, Baga, Akwa Ibom


Director Sophia Takal Talks Blumhouse and Her Episode of Hulu's Horror Anthology Into the Dark

The Hulu-Blumhouse holiday horror anthology series Into the Dark returns today with a new episode in honor of New Year’s Eve, a searing takedown of social media, toxic friendships, and wellness culture titled “New Year, New You.” It’s a suspenseful entry with an all-female cast, directed by Sophia Takal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Horror, Streaming, Hulu, Blumhouse, Sophia Takal, Into the Dark, Sophia Takal Talks Blumhouse, Sophia Takal Read


Trash Is Piling Up at National Parks Due to the Government Shutdown

Campers and the environment are suffering.
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Report: Scientists in China Are Losing Track of Gene-Edited CRISPR Patients

Gene therapies are very much at their preliminary stages of development, so it would make sense to keep tabs on patients whose DNA has been modified via the innovative CRISPR technique. For some scientists in China, however, this is apparently not a priority.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Crispr, Biotechnology, Bioethics, Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Somatic Gene Therapy


Explore a Supernova With Virtual Reality

A group of researchers developed a way to experience a distant supernova from the comfort of your own home.
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A 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' Eclipse Is Coming in January 2019. Here’s How to Watch

It'll be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021
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Bad Plumbing Helped Cause a Strange Outbreak of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria at a Maryland Hospital

In 2016, a mysterious illness spread inside the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center, the U.S. government’s most prominent research hospital, in Bethesda, Maryland. Patients were somehow being sickened by an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria that practically never causes disease in humans. Two years…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Nih, Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs, Bethesda Maryland, Outbreaks, Maryland Hospital


Google is Reportedly Rolling Out a Feature to Fight Spam in Your Texts

Everyone hates spam texts, but only some Android users are reporting they’re seeing alerts about a new spam protection feature from Google in their Messages app. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Spam, Text Messaging, Android Messages, One Day Spam Will Just Be A Meat, Ban Spam


EPA Wants To Hollow Out Regulations That Safeguard Against Mercury Poisoning

Critics say that it would hollow out health and safety regulations.
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That New Black Mirror Interactive Film From Netflix Doesn't Work on Apple TV

If you were were hoping to enjoy that new Black Mirror movie Bandersnatch on your fancy Apple TV, then apologies. You can’t.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Streaming Video, Black Mirror, Streaming Media



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