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'Super wolf blood moon' to welcome in 2019 with rare celestial spectacle this month

A super wolf blood moon is going to appear in all its stunning splendor later this month, as a rare cosmic gesture to welcome in 2019. People who live in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the central Pacific region could take a glimpse of this stunning image late on the evening of Jan. 20 and into the early morning hours of Jan. 21, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). What is a ‘wolf moon’?
Tags: Science, Pacific, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, Americas Europe Africa


President Trump's Government Shutdown Is Breaking Federal Websites

Dozens of federal government websites are not working correctly due to the ongoing government shutdown, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday, including ones for the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and some NASA and Department of Justice webpages. According to BuzzFeed, these sites and others appear to be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nasa, Cybersecurity, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Federal Government, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Seventh Circuit of the U S Court of Appeals


This Bleak Star Wars Fan Film Takes Hamlet to Tatooine

The quintessential concern of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is moral paralysis. Is what I’m doing meaningful? Does my life have any meaning? In one of the most famous soliloquies of all time, Hamlet considers this question with poetic precision—to be, or not to be?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Lucasfilm, Stormtroopers, Tatooine, Fan Films


A skeleton's blue teeth represent a 'bombshell' discovery for women's history

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the t...
Tags: Science, Germany, Ap, Associated Press, Black Sea, Beach, Pompeii, Ohio State University, University of York, Alison Beach


A skeleton's blue teeth represent a 'bombshell' discovery for women's history

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the ti...
Tags: Science, Germany, Ap, Associated Press, Beach, Pompeii, Ohio State University, University of York, Alison Beach


World War I-Era German Submarine Resurfaces From the Sand Near French Coast

The remains of SM UC-61, a World War I German minelaying submarine (also known as a U-boat) is resurfacing on the coast of Wissant near Calais over a century after it was abandoned and scuttled by its 26-sailor crew before they surrendered to the French, the BBC reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, France, Germany, History, War, Bbc, World War I, Archaeology, Calais, Submarines, Marine Archaeology, Wrecks, U Boats, Ship Wrecks, Wissant


Real-Time Syrian Refugee Game Bury Me, My Love Is Now On Switch And You Should Play It

Over the last few years, there have been a few mobile games that use the cell phone interface itself as a way to play.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Science, Kotakucore, Nintendo Switch, My Love, Bury Me My Love, Mystic Messenger, Bury Me


Trump’s Shutdown, the Longest in History, Mostly Hurts States That Voted for Him

Ample evidence already exists that Donald Trump doesn’t care at all for those who voted for him in 2016, or for his cultish base that continues to support him no matter the cost.Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Trump


New York Senator Settles in by Jamming to Into the Spider-Verse Tunes

The government is run by nerds now, apparently.Read more...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Marvel, Sony Pictures, Spider Man, Miles Morales, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse


What Crypto Winter? Blockchain Developers are Still Making a Killing

Blockchain developers are now earning more than they were six months ago, according to a survey-based report by Computer World. In the course of the last six months, the annual pay for blockchain developers in the highest bracket increased by over US$4,000, as per the survey which was conducted by management consulting firm Janco Associates.
Tags: Science, Computer World


Imagine Walking Into This Wall of Spiders and Never Sleep Again

You know what’s more terrifying than spiders creeping into your home in the middle of the night? Spiders in the freaking skies, man.Read more...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Spiders, Arachnids, Oh God There Are So Many


Lime Reportedly Pulls Glitchy E-Scooters in Switzerland Following Abrupt Braking, Injuries

E-scooters can be crazy dangerous even if they’re functioning properly, but especially if they experience glitches or design flaws that can put riders at risk. In Switzerland, an alleged Lime glitch has reportedly left electric scooter riders with serious injuries.Read more...
Tags: Science, Scooters, Switzerland, Lime, E Scooter


Israeli Cyber-Intelligence Firm Denies Role in Khashoggi Murder, But Won't 'Deny or Confirm' Saudi Sales

One of the co-founders of the Israeli cyber-intelligence firm behind the powerful phone-surveillance software Pegasus, NSO Group, has denied that their products were involved in the Saudi Arabian government’s torture and murder of journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Pegasus, Espionage, Spies, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Zero Day, NSO Group, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


See The First Ever Panoramic Photo Of The Far Side Of The Moon From China's Chang'e 4

China's historic Chang'e 4 lander touched down on the far side of the moon
Tags: Science, China, Chang


What My Son Fears Most About Traveling With Food Allergies

Lainne Mandelbaum recounts an interview her 9-year-old had with ABC World News Tonight on flying when you have food allergies. His response made her determine to become an advocate and bring change.
Tags: Science, Lainne Mandelbaum


Pass the Weekend with the BBC's Backlog of Doctor Who Screenplays

Did you know that the BBC shares a lot of their teleplays online? Including a lot featuring our favorite Doctor. Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Luther, Sherlock, Jodie Whittaker, Screenplays


Gas blast kills three in Paris amid lockdown for yellow vest protests

Large parts of the city were blocked off by riot police, although the protests have reduced in scale compared with November. "As firemen were looking for a gas leak in the building, a dramatic explosion took place," Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, adding that one fireman had been buried under debris for several hours. Castaner said on his Twitter feed that two firefighters had died and 10 people, including one other firefighter, had serious injuries.
Tags: Science, Paris, Christophe Castaner, Castaner


SpaceX is laying off 10 percent of its workforce

After a banner year of successful rocket launches for Elon Musk's private space flight company SpaceX, so far 2019 sees the company coming back down to Earth hard and fast. The company announced on Friday that it would be laying off 10 percent of its workforce, according to Reuters. SpaceX currently has about 6,000 employees, so that 10 percent layoff number means that roughly 600 people will  lose their jobs. SEE ALSO: Watching SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch to space was like seeing int...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Earth, Falcon Heavy, Reuters, Reuters Spacex, Tesla Spacex Layoffs Tech


Spektr-R, Russia's Only Space Radio Telescope, Stops Responding to Commands

Russia’s only orbiting space radio telescope, Spektr-R (RadioAstron), has stopped responding to the spacecraft’s control staff, the BBC reported Saturday, though Astro Space Centre chief Nikolai Kardashev told the BBC that it is still transmitting scientific data.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Russia, Bbc, Roscosmos, Radio Telescope, Space Telescopes, Nikolai Kardashev, Spektr R, Astro Space Centre


PSA: Stan Lee's Last Animated Appearance Will Be Airing This Sunday

The late comics legend’s final animated cameo will be on Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, airing this Sunday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stan Lee, Marvel Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel 's Avengers, Marvels Avengers Black Panthers Quest


Snow storm marches towards Washington, after pummeling Midwest

The weather system is forecast to affect an 1,800-mile (2,900 km) corridor of the United States from Colorado to the mid-Atlantic. The storm hit Kansas and Missouri on Friday and continued pummeling those states on Saturday, as it extended into parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, said U.S. Weather Prediction Center meteorologist Andrew Orrison. More than 1,200 motorists in Missouri were stranded and there were four deaths on the roads, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a tweet o...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Washington, Atlantic, United States, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Midwest, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Andrew Orrison, Iowa Illinois Indiana, U S Weather Prediction Center


Judge Orders Alex Jones to Turn Over Financial Docs to Families of Sandy Hook Victims 

InfoWars founder and blathering conspiracy theory peddler Alex Jones was handed yet another legal setback on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Sandy Hook, Alex Jones, Roger Stone, Infowars, Sandy Hook Victims


Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce

Just days after Elon Musk unveiled the first images of his aerospace company’s Starship test rocket, SpaceX has announced that it is slimming down its workforce by roughly 10 percent.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Layoffs, Science, Starship, StarLink


Food Sensitivities Are Real and You Should Take Them Seriously

Earlier this week, we reported on a recent food allergy study that, perhaps not surprisingly, stirred up a long of strong feelings among readers. The research suggested that roughly 10 percent of adult Americans are allergic to foods like shellfish, tree nuts, and dairy. But it also found that nearly as many people…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Allergies


FBI Launched Investigation to Determine If Trump Is a Russian Asset, Report Says 

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, was the target of a counterintelligence investigation in 2017 to determine whether he was acting on behalf of the Russian government and posed a national security threat to the United States.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, United States, National Security, Donald Trump, James Comey, Russia Probe, Mueller Investigation, FBI Launched Investigation to Determine If Trump


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Remaining Cancer & Will Return To The Supreme Court

After undergoing surgery for early stage lung cancer last month, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be returning to the Supreme Court with a clean bill of health. "Her recovery from surgery is on track," court spokesperson Kathleen L. Arberg said in a statement, NPR reports. It seems nothing can stand in the way of Ginsburg and justice.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Npr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Kathleen L Arberg


This Behind-the-Scenes Feature Focuses on Glass's Most Interesting Character

We did not love Glass, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing there to dig into. Read more...
Tags: Science, Glass, Sarah Paulson, M Night Shyamalan


Yemeni refinery fire spreads to second storage tank: sources

A fire at a refinery in Yemen's southern port city of Aden spread to a second storage tank on Saturday, injuring six people, sources at the refinery said. Aden is under the control of the internationally recognized government, which is backed by a Saudi-led and Western-backed coalition and which is battling the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement that seized the capital Sanaa in 2014. The United Nations launched peace talks last month to try to end the nearly four-year-old war that has killed ten...
Tags: Science, United Nations, Yemen, Sanaa, Aden


Three dead in Paris gas blast amid lockdown for yellow-vest protests

Large parts of the capital were blocked off by riot police, although the protests have reduced in scale compared with November. "As firemen were looking for a gas leak in the building, a dramatic explosion took place," Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, adding that one of the firemen had been buried under debris for several hours. Castaner said on his Twitter feed that two firefighters had died and 10 people, including one other firefighter, had serious injuries.
Tags: Science, Paris, Christophe Castaner, Castaner


10,000 Elite Dangerous Players Start An 18-Week Journey Across The Galaxy

Four years ago, in space-exploration game Elite Dangerous, an explorer by the name of Erimus set out on a journey he called “Distant Suns.” This trip took three months and over 130,000 light years to complete, and exists now as a 13-part travel log on YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Science, Xbox One, Pc, Kotakucore, Ps4, Elite, Frontier, Frontier Developments, Elite Dangerous, Distant Worlds, Erimus



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