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The Latest Sneak Peek at Toy Story 4 Shows How Big the World Is for a Toy

The last Toy Story may have ended with Andy’s favorite toys getting a new, loving home, but the latest peek at Toy Story 4 shows the next adventure may be a lot bigger than Bonnie’s backyard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Tom Hanks, Animation, Pixar, Tim Allen, Andy, Bonnie, Toy Story 4


Feared or Celebrated, Amazon Alexa Is Star of Super Bowl Ads

Amazon had its own commercial, where it poked fun at Alexa. The ad featured rejected ideas for the technology -- including a microwave, dog collar and hot tub -- and even depicted a massive power outage triggered by Alexa. Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos also made an in-person appearance at the Super Bowl, where he was spotted with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Tags: Amazon, Science, National Football League, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Alexa Amazon, Celebrated Amazon Alexa


Twilight Zone's First Teaser Trailer Will Make You Question Reality

You’re entering the vicinity of an area area adjacent to the Superb Owl. The kind of place where there might be some sports, or some sort of weird advertisements. These are just examples. It could also be something much better, like Jordan Peele inviting you to follow him into the CBS’s new Twilight Zone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cbs, Twilight Zone, Jordan Peele, Jordan Pelle


'Super' Sci-Fi Sports, Blocking Tech Giants, and the Worst Planet: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! There will be drinking (if you partake)! And wings (also if you partake)! And fervid screaming about sports! It’s one of the biggest of days of the year for many sports fans. But reader, if this isn’t you, no worries. Around here we know “super” pairs best with sci-fi, and this week we brought…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Super Bowl, Razer, Planetary Science, Best Of Gizmodo, Blocking The Tech Giants


Muscovites declare cold war on corrosive snow salt

From the first snowfall in November to the very end of the thaw in April, Moscow enlists a small army of shovelers, scrapers, road gritters and plough drivers to keep the city moving. "Russia without snow is not Russia," says Alexei Babunashvili, the head of one such melting station, on a January morning after a normal week's worth of snow has fallen overnight. "It's like a man without a woman... no life at all," he adds, as behind him a truck carrying around 30 cubic metres of dirty snow dump...
Tags: Science, Russia, Moscow, Alexei Babunashvili


New Avengers: Endgame Footage Already Won the Super Bowl

The biggest movie during last year’s Super Bowl was Avengers: Infinity War. And so Earth’s Mightiest Heroes had to come back for 2019, right? Well, half of them at least.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Earth, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers Endgame


Small Plane Crashes in California's Yorba Linda, Setting Fire to Home

A small plane on Sunday crashed into a residential area in Yorba Linda, a city in California’s Orange County.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Planes, Plane Crash, Yorba Linda, Orange County Read, Yorba Linda Setting Fire to Home


New Avengers: Endgame Footage Already Won the Superbowl

The biggest movie during last year’s Super Bowl was Avengers: Infinity War. And so Earth’s Mightiest Heroes had to come back for 2019, right? Well, half of them at least.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Earth, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers Endgame


Small Plane Crashes in California's Yorba Linda, Setting Fire to Homes

A small plane on Sunday crashed into a residential area in Yorba Linda, a city in California’s Orange County.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Planes, Plane Crash, Yorba Linda, Yorba Linda Setting Fire to Homes, Orange County Read


Crypto Exchange Says It Can't Repay $190 Million to Clients After Founder Dies With Only Password

Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX says it cannot repay most of $190 million in client holdings after its 30-year-old founder Gerald Cotten, the only person who knew the passwords to its “cold storage,” unexpectedly died in India in December 2018, Coindesk reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Passwords, India, Cybersecurity, Bitcoin, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Crypto Exchanges, Gerald Cotten


A New Captain Marvel TV Spot Wants to Take You Higher, Further, Faster

That’s how Carol Danvers has always done it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Marvel Studios, Brie Larson, Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel


Spotted handfish: Saving Tasmania's unusual 'walking' species

The spotted handfish is critically endangered and found only in a small area of Tasmania.
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Magna Carta: how experts nursed history back to health

800-year-old parchment underwent painstaking tests after Salisbury hammer attackIn the corner of a small, plain room near Salisbury Cathedral – the precise spot must remain a secret for security reasons – conservation expert Chris Woods and archivist Emily Naish are hunched over one of the world’s most precious documents.Three months after Salisbury’s Magna Carta was the focus of a hammer attack, Woods and Naish are minutely checking the 800-year-old parchment for damage before it is put back on...
Tags: Science, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Woods, Salisbury, Magna Carta, Salisbury Cathedral, Naish, Chris Woods, Emily Naish


Swine fever outbreak may bury China's small pig farmers

Since African swine fever struck a farm in nearby Shenyang city last August, the couple has racked up about 300,000 yuan ($44,712.72) in debt, 10 times what they make in a good year raising pigs. The incurable disease has since traveled thousands of kilometers, striking mainly small farms in the world's biggest pork-producing country and triggering unprecedented upheaval in China's $1 trillion hog sector. Beijing banned the transport of live pigs from infected provinces in September, part of i...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Shenyang


The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Looks Grim as Hell

Just when you thought The Handmaid’s Tale couldn’t get darker, welcome to season 3.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Margaret Atwood, Hulu, The Handmaids Tale


Security Sets Man on Fire With 'Taser-Style Device' in Philadelphia

A “Taser-style device” set a man’s clothing on fire on South Street in Philadelphia early Saturday morning after a security guard attempted to stun him, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Law Enforcement, Philadelphia, Taser, Philadelphia Inquirer, South Street, Stun Gun, Electroshock Weapons, Axon International


8 Things to Avoid When You're Breaking Out

Here's what not to do when you're trying to get rid of zits.
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8 Things to Avoid When You're Breaking Out

Here's what not to do when you're trying to get rid of zits.
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WWI Hand Grenade Found Among Potato Shipment at Chip Factory in Hong Kong

A hand grenade that authorities say is from World War I turned up unexpectedly at a potato chip factory at an industrial estate in Hong Kong last week, the South China Morning Post reported Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Potatoes, South China Morning Post, Hand Grenade


Trump says U.S. military intervention in Venezuela 'an option;' Russia objects

Trump said U.S. military intervention was under consideration in an interview with CBS aired on Sunday. "Certainly, it's something that's on the - it's an option," Trump said, adding that Maduro requested a meeting months ago. "So, I think the process is playing out." The Trump administration last week issued crippling sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil firm PDVSA, a key source of revenue for the country, which is experiencing medicine shortages and malnutrition.
Tags: Science, Russia, Cbs, Venezuela, Trump, Maduro, PDVSA


Jim Lee Takes Aquaman’s Black Manta and Brings Him Back to the Page

The design for Black Manta in the Aquaman movie was, especially for comics films, remarkably close to his drawn counterpart, capturing his silhouette and outfit rather effectively. Even still, it’s neat to see Jim Lee take that design and turn it back into a piece of comic book art. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Aquaman, DC Entertainment, Jim Lee, Black Manta, Jim Lee Takes Aquaman


The long battle against infectious diseases | Letters

Readers respond to a recent article and letter published in the GuardianI would like to clarify that, contrary to your article (The microbes are fighting back, and if anyone thinks there is a simple solution, they are wrong, 25 January), a few decades ago precisely no one in drug discovery thought that the war against infectious diseases had been won. Sir Alexander Fleming, who first discovered antibiotics, warned of microbial resistance and it has been known about ever since.The reason drug com...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Biology, China, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, People in science, Antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, Dominic PyeResearch


Trump wants U.S. military in Iraq to 'watch Iran': CBS interview

The Republican president lamented "endless wars" in Syria and Afghanistan in an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" and made clear he wants to reduce the costly U.S. military presence in those countries despite warnings against such moves from his military advisers and spy chiefs. The United States could rely heavily on intelligence work in Afghanistan, he said, and respond to developments in Syria from U.S. bases in neighboring Iraq. Iran's Revolutionary Guards have sent weapons and thousan...
Tags: Science, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, United States, Cbs, Bashar Al Assad, Trump, CBS Face the Nation, Iraq Iran


44 Cases of Measles Confirmed in Washington State Amid Ongoing Outbreak

The measles outbreak that led Washington Governor Jay Inslee to declare a public health emergency last month has worsened, with a dozen more cases of the highly contagious virus confirmed since.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Vaccines, Jay Inslee, Outbreaks, Measles, Measles Outbreak, Cases of Measles Confirmed


Google Yanks 29 Malicious Photo Apps From Play Store, But Not Before Millions of Downloads

Google yanked some 29 photo apps from the Play Store this week after they were discovered to have malicious code that pushes full-screen ads, steals information from users by tricking them into believing they have won a contest, and in some cases even lifted photos from devices to send to the malware designers behind…Read more...
Tags: Google, Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, Malware, Cybersecurity, Scams, Play Store, Google Yanks


The Second Trailer for Jordan Peele's Us is Full of Menace and Doppelgangers

“Who’s that?”Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, US, Lupita Nyongo, Jordan Peele, Winston Duke


Sunday's Best Deals: Free Anime, Smart Home Gear, Five Pounds of Atomic Fireballs, and More

$50 off an Echo Show (plus a free Hue bulb), the best deal we’ve seen on a smart scale, and a five pound bag of Atomic Fireballs leads off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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A U.S. Navy Railgun: A Dying Dream?

Or not?
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The future of male contraceptives? A layered cocktail.

Scientist propose a layered cocktail as a future male contraceptive. Chemical layers block the flow of sperm and can be dissolved with near-infrared light.Tiny umbrella not included. None Layered drinks are definitely a thing. Whether it's a Paradise Cocktail for grownups or a California Adventure Infinity Fizz for kids, these colorful comestibles have been around a while — they first appeared as pousse-cafés in France around the beginning of the 20th century. The drinks involve a sciency mix...
Tags: Science, California, Sex, France, China, Pregnancy, Chemistry, Medical Research, Innovation, Invention, Contraceptive, Birth Control, Human body



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