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Facebook Is Suing Four Chinese Companies for Allegedly Selling Fake Accounts

Facebook is suing four companies and three individuals based in China it alleges have been creating and “promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers” on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, as well as other social media sites, the company announced on Friday. In addition to the alleged efforts to create…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, China, Social Media, Courts, Bots, Trademark, Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior


UK Health Service Chief Says 'Fake News' on Social Media Contributes to Increase in Measles Cases

NHS England chief Simon Stevens is among the many officials publicly addressing the wave of social media campaigns spreading dangerous misinformation about vaccinations amid ongoing preventable outbreaks.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, NHS, Simon Stevens, Vaccinations, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers, Anti Vaccination, Social Media Contributes


Record Australian heat brings fire to a scorched land

A severe four-day heatwave has brought fire weather across the southern parts of Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania over the weekend. The south-eastern state of Victoria was the worst hit, with more than 2,000 firefighters, water-bombing aircraft and volunteers battling blazes on Sunday. A cool change was forecast for late on Sunday but an associated wind change would bring danger for firefighters.
Tags: Science, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia South Australia Victoria


The Marvel Cinematic Universe Looks Very Silly Without Special Effects

One thing I really love about movie magic is how absurd it is. Like, when you get right down to it, it’s all just people in costumes posing on sets, all make believe and special effects, particularly where something like a superhero story is concerned.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Marvel Studios, Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame


If You Own a Microsoft Band and Were Still Using It Until March 1, You Might Be Owed a Refund

Microsoft’s Band smartwatch and fitness tracker—production of which was mercifully discontinued in 2016—has finally reached the end of its lifespan. The Verge reported that Microsoft has announced its intention to sever all remaining support for the Band on May 31, 2019, with both backend services and the apps being…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Microsoft Band, Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers, Refund


Square Inc. Co-Founder Tristan O’Tierney Dies at 35

A doctor called her to say Tristan had kidney failure and was under cardiac arrest, she said. A former engineer at Yahoo and Apple Inc., O’Tierney was hired to develop Square’s original mobile payment app in 2009 and stayed until 2013, when he left the San Francisco company co-founded by Twitter Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey.
Tags: Science, Yahoo, San Francisco, Square, Apple Inc, Twitter Inc, Tristan O'Tierney, Square Inc Co


SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

SpaceX's new Dragon capsule successfully docked on the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA and SpaceX confirmed during a live broadcast of the mission. "We can confirm hard capture is complete," NASA said. The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Johnson Space Center


In a glamorous turn of events, polar bears are pooping glitter to fight off extinction

Fighting extinction is a daunting and demanding task, but it does come with some quirky perks for the scientists willing to tackle it — like the opportunity to sort through thousands of packages of glitzy, glittery polar bear poop.  Researchers at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens have been hard at work investigating means of conserving the global polar bear population since 2008. Focusing predominantly on the polar bear's reproductive system, these scientists have spent over a decad...
Tags: Science, Canada, United States, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Zoo, WLWT, Botanical Gardens, Erin Curry


The Candyman Remake May Have Found Another One of Its Stars

Candyman, the 1990 cult horror film starring a living, vengeful urban legend, is being reimagined by producer Jordan Peele (who’s having a banner day for announcements here) and director Nia DaCosta. And now, that reimagining might have its stars. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Candyman, Jordan Peele, Teyonah Parris, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Nia DaCosta


Sudanese opposition party leader calls on Bashir to step down

Sudan's main opposition party leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday called on President Omar al-Bashir to step down and sit with the opposition to agree on details of a transitional process to end the nation's crisis, a statement from his party said. "You can achieve a safe exit for the country which will be appreciated by the Sudanese people and history and will transform the deep polarization into national unity and international isolation into international cooperation," the statement said. The...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Sadiq al Mahdi


Fatal Tesla Model 3 Crash in Florida Prompts Investigations by Federal Agencies

A man driving a Tesla Model 3 in Delray, Florida was killed in a collision with another vehicle early Friday that has prompted investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla Model 3, Self Driving Cars, National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Agencies, Delray Florida


Report: China's Social Credit System Has Blocked Tens of Millions of Rejected Plane and Train Tickets

China’s dystopian “social credit” system—which penalizes citizens found to have engaged in some type of misconduct by imposing a number of restrictions on their activities—has already resulted in tens of millions of rejected attempts to purchase plane or train tickets, the Guardian reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Guardian, Social Credit


This Featurette Dives Into the Design of Star Trek: Discovery’s Section 31

Section 31. The Starfleet mystery that’s a bit less mysterious than it used to be. Star Trek: Discovery has been heavily invested in exploring the organization and their vibe. In a new behind-the-scenes video, the show’s creators offer insight into how they designed the look and feel of the clandestine group. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Michelle Yeoh, Starfleet, Star Trek Discovery, Section 31


Original Resident Evil Intro Turned Into An 80s Sitcom 

The intro for the original Resident Evil is something special. The cheesy acting, the low production values, and the clothing all combine to create something I still love watching. But one fan decided this video could be improved and made the whole thing into a sitcom intro.Read more...
Tags: Science, Funny, Kotaku Core, 80s, Intro, Sitcom, Resident Evil, Re1


Elon Musk's Space Car Has Racked Up Way More Miles Than Any Car in History

A little over a year ago, SpaceX launched a 27-engine rocket, the Falcon Heavy, carrying a payload (and Starman) aboard. In November of last year, the space roadster passed by Musk’s future neighborhood on Mars.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Tesla Roadster, Starman


Report: China's Social Credit System Has Blocked Tens of Millions of Plane and Train Tickets

China’s dystopian “social credit” system—which penalizes citizens found to have engaged in some type of misconduct by imposing a number of restrictions on their activities—has already resulted in tens of millions of rejected attempts to purchase plane or train tickets, the Guardian reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Guardian, Social Credit


Massive study finds strong correlation between "early affluence" and "faster cognitive drop" in old age

A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reports on new analysis of the Survey of Health, Aging, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), which tracks outcomes for 24,066 people aged 50-96 with a good balance of genders (56% female), and reports a strong correlation between "early affluence" and "faster cognitive drop" in "verbal fluency" (measured with an animal naming challenge). SHARE is the largest study of its kind, with more than double the subjects of similar proj...
Tags: Europe, Post, Science, News, Aging, Eu, Scholarship, Share, Class War, Inequality, National Academy of Science, Verbal Fluency, Stéphane Cullati PNAS, Judy George Medpagetoday


SpaceX and NASA Launch Test Flight of Crew Dragon Capsule to ISS

Aerospace company SpaceX and NASA launched the uncrewed Dragon spacecraft in the early hours of Saturday morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, marking a significant step forward in NASA again being able to send astronauts to space without the assistance of its international partners.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Nasa, Crew Dragon, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX kicks off a 'new era in spaceflight' with the Crew Dragon launch

It's been a momentous Saturday for SpaceX, and for the future of crewed voyages into space. At 2:49 a.m. ET, the American aerospace company founded by Elon Musk staged its first launch of Crew Dragon. It's big news because this is the first time a commercial interest has launched a spacecraft that was built to carry humans. LIFTOFF! The next big leap in a new chapter of U.S. human spaceflight systems has left the pad. @SpaceX’s #CrewDragon demo flight will be the 1st commercially-bu...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Demo, Boeing, Ripley, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, International Space Station Hitching


Scalp Acne Is Real — & Here's What To Do About It

Acne doesn’t discriminate — especially on where it decides to set up camp. Just like your face, it can be prone to dryness, scabbing, scarring, and "acne." Dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD, of Sadick Dermatology in New York City, tells Refinery29 that scalp acne (known by doctors as folliculitis) occurs when a hair follicle gets clogged with sebum or product debris. Ted Lain, MD, of Sanova Dermatology in Texas, explains that scalp acne is a common result of inflammation of the hair follicles.
Tags: Texas, Science, New York City, Neil Sadick, Sadick Dermatology, Sanova Dermatology


Saturday's Best Deals: Red Dead Redemption Bundle, RoboVacs, Amazon Fire Tablets, and More

A digital magazine Gold Box, security cameras, bike helmets and a streaming box lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


Gina Rodriguez and Tracy Morgan Are Starring in a New Animated Scooby-Doo Movie

Whip out the Scooby Snacks, because our favorite mystery-solving dog is coming back to the big screen, reports the Hollywood Reporter. For the first time since 2004, Scooby-Doo will be getting a theatrical release with a new animated movie, featuring a star-studded voice cast and appearances from other characters in…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Cartoons, Tracy Morgan, Gina Rodriguez, Will Forte, Scooby Doo, Hanna Barbera, Tracy Morgan Are Starring


SpaceX launches unmanned spacecraft in crucial test flight to space station

The launch was a critical test of SpaceX’s Dragon crew vehicle that NASA hopes will carry American astronauts to the space station this year. The spacecraft is set to dock with the station Sunday and return to Earth next week.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth


West Coast Avengers is a sunny, screwy superhero romp that's ending too soon

Kate Bishop needs a movie. A TV show. Something that will boost her profile so that she can sustain an ongoing comic without it getting cancelled when there’s way more story to tell. The female Hawkeye is one of Marvel’s most compelling creations of the past 20 years, and writer Kelly Thompson has done exceptional…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Marvel Comics, Hawkeye, Joe Caramagna, West Coast Avengers, Kelly Thompson, Kate Bishop, Big Issues, Gang Hyuk Lim


Why Sex-Related Infections Are Spreading Again

Why Sex-Related Infections Are Spreading Again
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Stream To Your Hearts Content With This $50 Android TV Box

Xiaomi’s Mi Box S is one of the best deals in streaming boxes, and right now you can get one for cheaper than usual with a bonus VUDU credit. For $50, it works like any other Android TV-powered device, is Chromecast-enabled, and outputs 4K HDR at 60fps. Plus you get the added benefit of buying a digital copy of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Walmart, Xiaomi, VUDU, Walmart Deals, Mi Box


German utility EnBW to expand trading, solar business: CFO

German utility EnBW plans to expand further in energy trading and solar power to replace falling profit contributions from conventional energy sources, its chief financial officer Thomas Kusterer said in an interview published on Saturday. "The cost of solar modules has fallen drastically over the last few years," he told the Boersenzeitung in an interview. "Therefore, solar energy next to wind energy is becoming more interesting to us." The company operates 100 megawatts (MW) of solar power ...
Tags: Science, Thomas Kusterer, Boersenzeitung


Here Are the Big Winners Hitching a Ride on Lyft's IPO Plan

Hiroshi "Mickey" Mikitani’s e-commerce group Rakuten Inc. owns 13.1 percent of the ride-hailing company’s Class A shares, offering documents show. Rakuten, Japan’s largest online retailer, owns an eclectic assortment of side businesses including a professional baseball team and a bus service. It first invested in Lyft in 2015, acquiring an 11.9 percent stake for $300 million.
Tags: Lyft, Science, Rakuten Japan, Rakuten Inc, Hiroshi Mickey Mikitani


SpaceX: Nasa astronaut capsule demo takes to the skies

SpaceX has launched a capsule designed to carry people from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Kennedy Space Center


Amazon's Good-Enough Fire Tablets Are Just $35 Today

While today’s deals aren’t nearly as good as Black Friday, if you’re in the market for a cheap, serviceable tablet, that’s exactly how we’d describe the Amazon Fire 7. Is it as nice or as powerful as an iPad Pro? Of course not. But they’re nice-looking internet-connected screens that you can hold in your hand or set…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Kinja Deals, Science, Tablet, Amazon deals, Amazon Fire



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