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Listen to the magical sound of millions of butterflies taking flight at once

What does a wondrous cloud of monarch butterflies taking flight at once sound like? A waterfall, of course.YouTuber and tropical entomologist Phil Torres, who posts short documentary videos as The Jungle Diaries, patiently waited at Mexico's Sierra Chincua Reserve to show this exact moment, when millions of migrating butterflies take off after winter."It's one of the rarest sounds on Earth," said Torres. "The sound of millions of monarch butterflies flying around is a world treasure and ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Earth, Torres, Phil Torres, Sierra Chincua Reserve


Ancient Psychedelics, Robocall Scams, and Space Bezos: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This was one heck of a week in the tech and science world. Ridesharing giant Uber finally launched its long-awaited IPO, which was a major flop, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes asked the Federal Trade Commission to break up the company, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tried his damnedest to convince humanity to colonize the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Gaming, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Wearables, Eyes, Space, UK, Science, Technology, Fitness, Video Games, Climate Change, Drugs


Bitcoin Climbs Above $7,000 as Cryptocurrency Rally Extends

Bitcoin advanced 11% from Friday to $6,957.73 as of 9:01 a.m. Tokyo time, having earlier hit $7,585, according to Bitstamp pricing. The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index is up 7.6%. Separately, Binance last week said hackers withdrew 7,000 Bitcoins worth about $40 million via a single transaction in a “large scale security breach,” the latest in a long line of thefts in the digital currency space.
Tags: Science, Tokyo, Bitstamp, Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index


The Socialist Truck Driver Running For Congress On A Green New Deal

Joshua Collins was driving through Kentucky when the hives broke out
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3 Ways to Support Someone With Epilepsy

Kyle Kieffer offers tips to support someone who has epilepsy.
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SoftBank's Market Value Slides $9 Billion as Uber IPO Flops

The day after Son’s earnings presentation, SoftBank slid 5.4% and fell again on Monday, as dropping as much as 4.9%. Uber’s initial public offering was a flop with shares sliding on the first day of trading, at the same time the U.S. and China escalated tensions over their trade dispute. SoftBank has lost about $9 billion in market value despite reporting last week that profit more than tripled thanks to the valuation gain from its stake in the U.S. ride-hailing giant.
Tags: Uber, Science, China, Softbank, Son


Morgan Stanley Got Rich Clients Into Uber. Then the IPO Stumbled

In 2016, the firm offered its elite clientele a chance to get in early on Uber’s eventual market listing as the investment bank privately raised money for the ride-hailing platform. Morgan Stanley pitched wealth management clients a chance to invest in Uber via a fund dubbed New Riders LP, according to offering documents seen by Bloomberg. Morgan Stanley employees also got a chance to invest under similar terms, the documents show.
Tags: Uber, Science, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Got Rich Clients Into Uber


Sophie Turner Has Some Insight on That Game of Thrones Coffee Cup Goof

Look, maybe Dany just likes lattes, yeah?Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Jimmy Fallon, Game Of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, Dany, Sophie Turner, Goofs


With the 2020 GR Supra, Toyota Gets In Touch With Its Fun Side

Toyota always knew how to build fun cars. Now they're doing it again.
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With the 2020 Supra GR, Toyota Is Finally Fun Again

Toyota always knew how to build fun cars. Now they're doing it again.
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Apollo Moon landing: The 13 minutes that defined a century

The Apollo 11 landing: What did it take to pull off one of the greatest achievements in human history?
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Kamala Harris Says 'We Have to Seriously Take a Look At' Breaking Up Facebook

California Senator Kamala Harris, one of the (innumerable) Democrats eyeing the White House in a 2020 presidential bid, has joined Massachusetts senator and fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren in calling for antitrust authorities to look at a possible breakup of Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Antitrust, Kamala Harris, Facebook Read, Tech Policy


Brain cancer 'pink drink' campaigned for by Tessa Jowell rolled out on NHS in memory of Labour peer

A fluorescent “dye” which helps doctors target brain tumours is being rolled out across the NHS in memory of Tessa Jowell, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced. Around 2,000 brain cancer patients a year stand to benefit from the “pink drink” solution, which the Labour peer described as the “gold standard” of treatment. The 5-ALA dye makes cancerous cells glow under UltraViolet light, enabling surgeons accurately to target diseased areas. Trials indicate that the whole tumour can be...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, NHS, Labour, Tessa Jowell, Health And Social Care, Ala, Hancock, Baroness Jowell, Tessa, Baroness Tessa Jowell, Dame Tessa Jowell, Emma Greenwood


Heart disease deaths in under 75's going up for the first time in 50 years

Deaths from heart disease among under-75s are on the rise for the first time in 50 years, figures reveal. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity are all playing a role in driving up deaths among younger people, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) said. A new report from the charity said the historic pace of progress in reducing deaths "has slowed to a near standstill", with heart and circulatory disease deaths in people under 75 now on the rise. Millions of people are also li...
Tags: UK, Science, NHS, Whitehall, BHF, British Heart Foundation BHF, National Obesity Forum, Simon Gillespie


Chicago Rapper Hellabandz Murdered at Miami Nightclub

The altercation took place at Miami's Cameo nightclub.
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Elon Musk shows us the 60 satellites that will one day help power a better internet

The first seeds of SpaceX's Starlink project will soon be planted.On Saturday, Elon Musk tweeted out a photo of 60 satellites loaded into the fairing, or nose cone, of his company's Falcon rocket. The hardware represents a first step toward completing Starlink, an eventual satellite constellation that will beam high-speed internet down to Earth from space.The fairing is the same one that carried a Tesla Roadster into space in 2018. Musk included a photo of that as well, just to give his ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Earth, Federal Trade Commission, Musk, Falcon, StarLink


Vanna White Says Alex Trebek Has a 'Will to Conquer' Cancer After Diagnosis (Exclusive)

The 'Wheel of Fortune' hostess is hopeful her longtime friend will beat the disease.
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New Zealand Seeking Global Support for Pledge to Counter Extremist Content Online

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is preparing a global push called the “Christchurch Call” to compel large internet platforms to do more about extremist content in the wake of a massacre of 51 Muslims at mosque in the country in March, the New York Times reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Cybersecurity, New York Times, New Zealand, Extremism, Christchurch, Jacinda Ardern


All Eyes on Uber's Second Day of Trading After Debut Flop

Among the factors that buffeted the biggest IPO of the year: a broad stock market selloff in the morning and a weak earnings report posted by Uber’s primary rival, Lyft Inc. “While the trade war has caused overall stock market volatility, we believe that the poor trading in Lyft was the major factor impacting Uber,” said Kathleen Smith, co-founder of Renaissance Capital and manager of the IPO exchange-traded fund. In the first hour of the ride-sharing company’s IPO, retail investors at TD Amer...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Ipo, Renaissance Capital, Lyft Inc, Kathleen Smith, Ameritrade


Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone Will Soon Be Available in Black and White, as the Cosmos Demands

The Twilight Zone in color feels off, even as a revival. Soon, we’ll be able to watch it as it was always supposed to be: in black and white.Read more...
Tags: Science, Black And White, Cbs, Twilight Zone, Cbs All Access, Jordan Peele


This Photo Might Represent The First Stealth Bomber Ever (In the 1940s)

A few dark rumors implied that the accidents suffered by the YB-49 prototypes had not been accidental at all, but rather the result of sabotage. No meaningful evidence has ever emerged to substantiate these allegations.As the United States approached World War II, it enjoyed the luxury of many innovative aircraft companies, and a ton of money to spend.  Part of this bounty went to pursuit aircraft, part to tactical attack planes, and part to long-range bombers. This last generated one of the mos...
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Nickelodeon’s Long-Awaited Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life Movies Will Be Coming to Netflix

Hey, remember all those revival movies Nickelodeon was working on? They’re still coming, and when they do they’ll hit Netflix, too.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Invader Zim, Rockos Modern Life, Nickelodeon 's Long Awaited Invader Zim


Iran commander calls U.S. military in Gulf a target not a threat: ISNA

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represented a target, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported. The U.S. military has sent forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East in a move U.S. officials said was to counter "clear indications" of threats from Iran to its forces in the region. The USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing another carrier rotated out of th...
Tags: Science, Iran, Middle East, Isna, Gulf, Iranian Students News Agency ISNA


Sunday's Best Deals: Kingdom Hearts, Mother's Day Books, iPads, and More

Kindle downloads for Mother’s Day, handy 1' extension cords, and a TriggerPoint foam roller lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...
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Peggy Lipton, Twin Peaks' Norma Jennings, Has Died at Age 72

Her daughters, Rashida and Kidada Jones, put out a statement Saturday.
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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Got Some Famous Visitors This Weekend

Some of us, when we want to entertain friends, clean up our apartment, make some food, and hope they like board games. If you’re in charge of a massive entertainment conglomerate, it’s a little different.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Bob Iger, Star Wars Galaxys Edge


One Million Species Will Disappear — If We Let Them

One million species face extinction, readers were told. Almost a third of the world’s reef-forming coral species, more than a third of its marine mammals, and 40 percent of its amphibian species could die out. Some 70 percent of all coral reefs could be affected by mass bleaching induced by climate change — in a scenario that isn’t even the worst case.
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Joe Biden's Rivals In Democratic Race Reject His ‘Middle Ground’ On Climate Policy

The former vice president’s approach drew criticism from Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sens Bernie Sanders


“Twin Peaks” Actress Peggy Lipton Dead at 72

Lipton is survived by her daughters Rashida and Kidada Jones
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Peggy Lipton Has Died at Age 72

Actress Peggy Lipton has died at age 72 after reportedly suffering from colon cancer, the Los Angeles Times confirms. She was best known for ABC dramas Mod Squad and Twin Peaks.
Tags: Science, Abc, Los Angeles Times, Peggy Lipton



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