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Report: Boeing Insiders Called FAA Hotline to Report Issues With 737 Max Jets

At least four current or former Boeing employees called a Federal Aviation Administration hotline to report issues with the company’s 737 Max line of jets on April 5, the day after Ethiopia’s minister of transportation released a preliminary report on the crash of Ethopian Airlines flight 302 in March 2019 that killed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Safety, Airplanes, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, MCAS, 737 Max


Nature loss: Major report to highlight 'natural and human emergency'

Critical scientific assessment of humanity's impact on nature to be released after Paris negotiations.
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That Alien High School Play Got To Put on an Encore Performance For Ripley Herself

One of the coolest fan works in recent memory is a stage adaptation of the original Alien movie, performed by a New Jersey high school drama program, complete with locally sourced props and a decently convincing xenomorph. Read more...
Tags: Science, Aliens, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, Alien, Fanwork


FCC Clears SpaceX to Launch Nearly 1,600 Internet-Beaming Satellites to a Lower Orbit

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s plans to fly a fleet of internet-transmitting satellites, Starlink, at a “lower orbit than originally planned,” the Verge reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, Internet, Broadband, Satellites, StarLink, Internet Satellites


Shooting at San Diego Area Synagogue Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured [UPDATING]

Update, Saturday, 7:01 p.m. ET: NBC News has identified the suspect as 19-year-old John T. Earnest of San Diego. Earnest, who allegedly entered the Chabad synagogue of Poway on Saturday morning and began firing, published a “manifesto” online shortly after 10 a.m. local time, NBC 7 San Diego reported. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, San Diego, Gun Violence, Synagogue Shooting, Chabad Temple


Nearly 700 from LA universities still in measles quarantine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 700 people possibly exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities are still quarantined three days after health officials ordered the precautions to contain the spread of the highly contagious disease. A spokesman for California State University, Los Angeles, said Saturday that 106 staff members and 550 students have been […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation


Jeopardy! producers have stripped contestants of their god-given right to bet $69 on Final Jeopardy

It’s a tumultuous time for America’s most nominally reserved game show, as the fervently nerdy Jeopardy! community reckons not only with Alex Trebek’s recent cancer diagnosis, but also with the earth-shattering, record-breaking run of sports bettor juggernaut James Holzhauer. Employing a strategy of aggressive wagers…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, America, Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, James Holzhauer


Dennis Quaid Is Terrifying as the Worst Former Occupant Ever in The Intruder

Dennis Quaid has had a long, storied career. He’s done some great movies in his time, and he’s also done some stranger ones. The Intruder is probably in that latter category. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Dennis Quaid, The Intruder


Report: Screen-Time App Developers Say Apple Is Systematically Kicking Them Off App Store

Apple has removed or imposed restrictions on at least 11 out of the 17 most downloaded screen-time and parental control apps on the App Store, the New York Times reported on Saturday, as it implemented its own screen-time tracker in iOS—a move that has threatened the viability of some of the companies involved and may…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Gadgets, Apps, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Antitrust, App Store, Screen Time, Kapersky


Samuel L. Jackson Gave Brie Larson a Great Star Wars Surprise For May the Fourth

Even celebrities are fans, and Brie Larson is, like, well, everyone else, a noted huge Star Wars fan. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Tonight Show, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame


Here's how Amazon robots could make the deliveryman extinct

Amazon revealed a plan this week to offer all Prime members one-day shipping and it stunned the market, but the biggest logistics innovation from Jeff Bezos may depend on Scout, a robot that can replace human-based last-mile delivery.
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We Have to Do Something About Outdoor Cats

I hate outdoor cats with a burning passion. I set out to write a blog calling for an Isle of Dogs-style roundup of feral cats, a mass adoption drive and cat cull, and outlawing outdoor and community cats. But I’ve realized that things aren’t that simple.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Ecology, Feral Cats, Saturday Riff


Santa Clarita Diet Won't Be Eating Its Way Into a Fourth Season

The zombie comedy (zom com is, yes, the correct term) Santa Clarita Diet has, unfortunately, been cancelled. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore, Cancellation, Santa Clarita Diet


The Terrible Truth About Alexa

This week, I read through a history of everything I’ve said to Alexa, and it felt a little bit like reading an old diary. Until I remembered that the things I’ve told Alexa in private are stored on an Amazon server and have possibly been read by an Amazon employee. This is all to make Alexa better, the company keeps…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Privacy, Siri, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Digital Rights, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant


A Few of Anker's Latest Audio Products Are On Sale, Today Only

Continuing a recent run of Gold Box deals, Amazon’s running a one-day sale and select Anker Soundcore audio gear, today only.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Anker Deals


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The future according to Stanley Kubrick, rock musical podcasts, the landscape at our Earth's core and more from around the internet 24 Covers for the Washington Post’s Climate Change Issue For 21 April’s issue of the Washington Post Magazine, their staff took a look back at the past year’s most important climate change-related stories and republished them with well-designed, poignant covers. Counting 24 in total, …
Tags: Science, Design, Musicals, Internet, Future, Tech, History, Earth, Nature, Magazines, 3d Printing, Stanley Kubrick, Notre Dame, Publications, Linkaboutit, Link About It


Taiwan's president reaffirms anti-nuclear stance at march

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters.
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Health Officials Cast Doubt on Reports of Herpes Spike at Coachella

It was previously reported that cases of Herpes saw a major uptick during the festival.
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Healthy 34-Year-Old's 'World Changed in Just 20 Minutes' After Suffering What Seemed Like a Headache

Healthy Woman, 34, Collapses From Rare Brain Condition
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