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Four of the Greatest Lost Cities Remain Unfound. Where Could They Be?

John Elk III / AlamyAfter fourteen years of digging, archaeologists excavating in the Holy Land announced that they have found the Biblical city of Ai, a Caananite stronghold that was captured by the Israelites (according to the book of Judges). It’s not the only recently discovered city of cultural significance: only two years ago Douglas Preston published a book documenting his team’s discovery of the so-called Lost City of the Monkey God in the Honduran jungle. News like this makes you wonder...
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The Army Just Gave a Press Demo of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Military Prototype

Last year, Microsoft won a $479-million-plus contract with the U.S. Army to build Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) prototypes that a government document described as intended to “accelerate lethal defensive and offensive capabilities utilizing innovative components.” This weekend, CNBC got a look at what…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Microsoft, War, Military, US military, Army, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, US Army, HoloLens, Microsoft Hololens, Military Technology, HoloLens 2


This Overlook Hotel Welcome Mat Is the Best, Least Inviting Way to Greet Your Friends

The idea of a welcome mat, generally, is to make someone feel invited into your home. It’s a form of greeting for your friends and their (presumably dirty) feet. This welcome mat, inspired by The Shining, won’t do that. But if you’re looking to make your home feel more supernaturally unsettling, you’re in luck.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Merchandise, The Shining, Carpet, Overlook Hotel


As Apple Moves Into Streaming, Netflix Kills Support for AirPlay

Streaming giant Netflix has dropped native support for Apple’s AirPlay, with the company revising its support guidelines to state that the switch is “due to technical limitations,” Cult of Mac wrote on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Airplay


SpaceIL Spacecraft Snaps Stunning Images of the Far Side of the Moon

Beresheet just became the first Israeli and privately-financed spacecraft to enter the moon’s orbit.
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Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92

LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) — Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code, has died. He was 92. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies said Brenner died Friday in Singapore. Brenner shared the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2002 for his contribution to work unraveling how genes control cell division. He […]
Tags: Science, News, Singapore, Ap, Nation, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Brenner, La Jolla Calif, Sydney Brenner


Low expectations, no quarrels and Libya accord rescue G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump had thrown last year's summit of the club of major industrial countries in Canada into disarray, backing out of a joint communique and firing barbs at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. France, which now has the G7 presidency, scaled back its ambitions for the latest meeting, focusing on areas where consensus could be found including the dangers of cyber crime for democracy, tackling inequalities between men and women, and trafficking in Africa's Sahel region. "Last yea...
Tags: Science, France, Africa, Canada, Libya, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Sahel, Jean Yves Le Drian, Dinard


Venezuelans rally to demand power, water and end to Maduro

Venezuelans, already suffering from hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine, say the crisis has worsened over the past month. Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly and recognized as Venezuela's legitimate head of state by most Western nations, had called for rallies on Saturday to mark the start of what he has billed as a new wave of "definitive" protests to oust Maduro. Protesters said their homes had been without water for days and many had taken to...
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The New Shazam Movie Has Some Odd Video Game References

This weekend the newest DC superhero film, Shazam, was released. Critics enjoyed it. I liked it a lot too. Though while the action and jokes are strong in Shazam, there are some weird video game references that caught me off guard. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Dc, Easter Eggs, Shazam, Watch Dogs, MKX, Ed Boon, DCEU, Raiden, Uplink, Game Easter Eggs


Tens of thousands protest climate change in Switzerland

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in several Swiss cities against climate change, the Swiss news agency Keystone-ATS reported. Around 50,000 marched in all, the news agency report estimated, including 15,000 in Zurich and up to nine thousand in the capital Berne and in Lausanne. "It's about knowing if finally we want to listen to the voice of science," high school student Jan Burckhardt told ATS.
Tags: Science, Switzerland, Zurich, Lausanne, Berne, Keystone ATS, Jan Burckhardt


Lucifer's First Netflix Promo Is Playful and a Little Racy

Lucifer, like many shows before it, is finding a second life in streaming, and the first promo for the Satan-starring TV show is eager to seize the moment Netflix has provided it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Devil, Lucifer, Revivals, Tom Ellis, Thirsty


Cold War Crazy: America and Russia Both Had Plans to Nuke the Moon

We have both of their wacky plans.
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Sudanese protesters clash with security forces outside Bashir's compound

Thousands of Sudanese protesters clashed with security forces outside President Omar al-Bashir's residence in central Khartoum on Saturday in what appeared to be the biggest demonstration in months of protest against his 30-year rule, witnesses said. Security forces fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators and tried to disperse the crowd, which had responded to a call by activists trying to increase pressure on Bashir to step down. Some said they would stay until Bashir stepped down.
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NY Judge Rules in Favor of Unvaccinated Children Spreading Measles With Impunity

A state judge has ruled against one New York county’s effort to stem a massive measles outbreak, arguing that the county cannot ban unvaccinated minors from public places.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Rockland County, New York County, Measles, Antivaxxers


Why Novocure Stock Fell More Than 10% in March

Despite last month's pullback, shares of this medical device company that's aiming to revolutionize cancer treatment are up 126% over the last year.
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Iran's Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops 'as soon as possible'

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave "as soon as possible", during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehran's strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure. Iran and the United States have been competing for clout in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, an enemy of both countries.
Tags: Science, Iraq, Iran, United States, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Tehran, Saddam Hussein, Baghdad, Khamenei, Adel Abdul Mahdi


Apparent Google Goof Seems to Confirm 'Pixel 3a' Branding for New Phones

Google’s website has leaked the name of its upcoming lite version of its Pixel phone, the Verge reported on Friday, in what appears to be the second time in two weeks something like this has happened.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Pixel 3, Pixel 3xl, Pixel 3a


Obama hails youth climate protests

The Friday protests involve schoolchildren and teens and have been inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg. "Many of these people can’t vote, they are too young to vote yet, but they know what’s going on," Obama said during a meeting with youths in Berlin.
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Netflix Has Hired a New Screenwriter to Write an Alice in Wonderland/Wizard of Oz Crossover

The public domain produces some wild crossovers—one of its many virtues—and Netflix is hoping to capitalize on that madcap joy by bringing two of classic literature’s heroines together. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Wizard Of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Anna Klassen, Dorothy And Alice, When Lightning Strikes


I Inhaled Viruses As A Last-Ditch Effort To Fight A Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infection

I anxiously waited while cameras were set up for my interview
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‘Destination Moon’ exhibit highlights Apollo history — and Neil Armstrong’s family history as well

“Destination Moon,” the traveling exhibit making its debut at Seattle’s Museum of Flight this month, puts some of the greatest treasures of the Space Race on display. But if you know where to look, you’ll also spot little treasures that shed light on the life of Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong. For example, take a close look at the picture of two men and a boat, hanging over the black-and-white TV in what looks like a wood-paneled living room. It’s a reproduction of a portrait that astronaut ...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Neil Armstrong, Armstrong, Wally Schirra


This Canadian Coal Plant Has Transformed Into A Solar Farm

Formally the largest coal plant in North America, the Nanocoke Generating Site has been rebuilt as a 44-megawatt solar facility
Tags: Science, North America, Coal Plant Has Transformed Into A Solar Farm


New treatment could offer hope to pancreatic cancer patients

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest, with most tumors detected too late. Now a team at the Mayo Clinic has developed a novel way to attack tumors once thought inoperable that could extend patients’ lives.
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U.N. to hold Libya conference as planned despite surge in fighting -envoy

G7 foreign ministers warned eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to desist from his thrust on the capital Tripoli, menacing the internationally recognized government there, or face possible international action. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) said on Friday its forces had advanced into the capital's southern outskirts and taken its former international airport. The offensive by the LNA, which is allied to a parallel administration based in the eastern city of Benghazi, escalat...
Tags: Science, Libya, Benghazi, Tripoli, LNA, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA


Saturday's Best Deals: Philips Hue, Paula's Choice, Vitamix, and More

A New Balance sale, a reader favorite dog leash, and the best Philips Hue sale ever lead off Saturday best deals from around the web.Read more...
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You're not alone if your Bluetooth headphones keep dropping their connection in the city

Bluetooth devices compete for space in limited available spectrum, leading to faulty connections. But fixes are coming.
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Stephen King's Proposed New Ending For Pet Sematary Is Surprisingly Hopeful

Stephen King is not exactly known for things turning out all right. But the ending he suggested for the new film adaptation for Pet Sematary is actually kind of, dare I say, nice? Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, Paramount, Remakes, Pet Sematary


Five damaging myths about video games – let’s shoot 'em up

Does video gaming really breed antisocial behaviour and isolation? On the contrary…Video games are one of the most misunderstood forms of entertainment. In one sense, it’s easy to see why: if you haven’t had much interaction with them, watching someone play one can be a pretty unsettling experience. Gamers can often give the impression that they’re glued to the screen, absorbed in what feels like the digital equivalent of junk food. At best, it seems like a pointless thing to do; at worst, we wo...
Tags: Health, Games, Science, Health & wellbeing, Games consoles, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto 5, Fortnite, Online multiplayer games


Why Would Anyone Buy an iPad Mini in 2019

The iPad Mini is not the best tablet Apple makes (that’s the 11-inch iPad Pro). It’s not the good enough tablet either (that’s the iPad Air). It’s the awkward one. A little too small, but a little too big, and demanding a fairly radical change to how you operate a tablet if you’ve been using any other iPad before. But…Read more...
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On the Appeal of an iPad Mini in 2019

The iPad Mini is not the best tablet Apple makes (that’s the 11-inch iPad Pro). It’s not the good enough tablet either (that’s the iPad Air). It’s the awkward one. A little too small, but a little too big, and demanding a fairly radical change to how you operate a tablet if you’ve been using any other iPad before. But…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Ipad, Science, Ipad Mini, Apple Ipad Mini Review



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