TikTok Kicks Political Ads Off Its Platform Because Screw That Noise

Looks like there will be at least one online safe haven from the flood of political ads our feeds see every election season: TikTok, of all places.
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Pacific Northwest National Lab plays role in federally funded AI research center

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is joining forces with two other research powerhouses to pioneer a new $5.5 million research center created by the U.S. Department of Energy to focus on the biggest challenges in artificial intelligence. The Center for Artificial Intelligence-Focused Architectures and Algorithms, or ARIAA, will promote collaborative projects for scientists at PNNL in Richland, Wash., at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, and at Georgia Tech. PNNL and Sandia are part...
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Zuckerberg Livestreams Facebook's Internal Q&A in Response to Audio Leaks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the unprecedented call to publically livestream the company’s weekly Q&A session with employees Thursday after audio recordings from similar meetings in July were leaked and published earlier this week.Read more...
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You Are Probably Too Old for Instagram's New Threads App

Oh look, another Facebook app no one needed.
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Aspirin, Strangely Enough, Might Protect Our Lungs From Air Pollution

A dose of aspirin can do more than just soothe your headache, a new study suggests—it might also protect your lungs from air pollution.Read more...
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Bipartisan Report Says Trump's Abuse Has Pushed Federal Science to a 'Crisis'

WASHINGTON -- In a single month in 2017, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency blocked scientists from speaking at a climate change conference, its Interior Department forwarded a policy letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection only after deleting concerns from biologists about a border wall's effects on wildlife, and the FBI issued a crime report that omitted dozens of tables of data on homicides and arrests.That October was fairly typical for the Trump administ...
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The 10 Best Deals of October 3, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Here’s How NASA Might Rescue InSight’s Extremely Stuck Heat Probe

Back in February, the heat probe of NASA’s InSight lander didn’t get very far while trying to tunnel a hole into Mars. It’s been stuck ever since, but NASA has devised a plan in the hopes of getting the probe moving again.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Mars, Insight Lander, Heat Probe, Fixing Things That Are Really Far Away

Mysterious Chilean Fireballs Weren't Meteorites—So What Were They?

Flashes lit up the sky over Chile last week, some even causing fires on the ground—but a new report has found that the origin of these fireballs is a mystery.Read more...
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The Most Polluting State in the Northeast Just Took a Key Step Toward Curbing Its Dirty Ways

Thursday was a momentous day for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a carbon market that governs power plant emissions in nine states. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order entering the state into the agreement. Read more...
Tags: Science, Pennsylvania, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Markets, Tom Wolf, RGGI, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI

What’s the Story Behind This Egirl Face? An Investigation

Allow me to begin this special Gen Z edition of Jezebel Investigates with a disclaimer: the following unhinged exploration into Internet culture is not meant to overwhelm your senses with frivolous nonsense. It is meant to contextualize an image you might’ve encountered online, whether from a friend’s kid or a meme…Read more...
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Prospective Fathers Should Avoid Binge Drinking, Study Finds

Prospective parents—but especially dads—might be wise to avoid too much alcohol, according to a new study out this week. It suggests that women and men who binge drink in the months before conception are more likely to have children with congenital heart defects, with the father’s alcohol consumption surprisingly …Read more...
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'Giant bird table' at Rhossili, Gower helps save species

With a warning hundreds of wildlife species are at risk in Wales, one Gower farm is helping conservation.
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If India and Pakistan have a nuclear war, scientists say it could trigger Ice-Age temperatures, cause global famine, and kill 125 million people

Earth's temperature could drop by 5 degrees Celsius, which means major farming regions would struggle to grow crops.
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More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction

A report on nature in the UK also shows 41% of species have experienced decline.
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National Academy of Sciences Removes Video Suggesting Gene Editing Could Be Used to Make Designer Babies

The partially U.S. government-funded National Academy of Sciences removed a webpage with a video describing gene editing in ways that conflict with the organization’s own ethical guidelines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crispr, Bioethics, National Academy of Sciences, Gene Editing, Medical Ethics

Uber Seeks to Crush Souls of Greater Pool of Gig Workers

Uber, a company arguably just exploiting human workers while it figures out how to pivot to automation, is evidently looking to expand its labor pool beyond cab drivers and food delivery.Read more...
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This Discounted Wireless Keyboard Recharges Itself

Logitech K750 Solar Keyboard | $42 | Amazon
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These Are Our Readers' Five Favorite iPhone Cases

Whether you’re hanging onto your years-old iPhone, or you just picked up a new and shiny iPhone 11 or 11 Pro, any of will add a bit of custom flair to your phone, while keeping it safe(r) when you inevitably drop it.Read more...
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Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Martian Moons

Phobos and Deimos are small, lifeless, and weird.
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Global wildlife trade higher than was thought

At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.
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AG Bill Barr Is Reportedly Kicking Off a New Encryption War, With Facebook This Time

Attorney General and Droopy Dog impersonator William Barr is set to request Facebook halt its expected expansion of encrypted messaging through its networks, according to a draft of a letter obtained by Buzzfeed and expected to publish tomorrow. Read more...
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The New His Dark Materials Trailer Is Jaw-Droppingly Epic

We can’t quite say that His Dark Materials is going to be HBO’s next Game of Thrones, but the latest trailer...kind of makes it feel like it could be HBO’s next Game of Thrones. To put it another way, things just got much, much bigger.Read more...
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Astronomers plan to film the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy as it gobbles up stars and planets. The video could open a 'new field' of science.

You might soon be able to watch hours of real-time video of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
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Three spacefliers, including first Emirati in orbit, return to Earth from space station

Today's landing of a Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan brought one of the shortest recent stays on the International Space Station to an end, as part of a plan for one of the longest stays. The first representative of the United Arab Emirates to fly in space, Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, was part of the returning trio, along with NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russia's Alexey Ovchinin. All three seemed to be in good shape as they were brought out of their Soyuz and underwent an initial round of me...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague, Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, Almansoori

A New Spray-On Gel Could Help Stop Wildfires Before They Start, Researchers Say

Every year around 10 million acres of the U.S. is seared by wildfires. The country spends more than $2 billion trying to fight them—a total that doesn’t even include the cost of lost property. Fighting wildfires is still mostly a reactive effort, something that happens after the fires have already ignited. But…Read more...
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Here's What We Saw At China’s Gigantic Military Parade

Tuesday was National Day in China, which marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Like all authoritarian regimes the ruling Chinese Communist Party loves a good giant celebration of state power to remind everyone who is in charge, and the parade featured plenty of new weapons and…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Chinese communist party, PLA, ICBM, Hypersonic, People 's Republic of China, Military Parade

The Weather Can't Make Up Its Mind, Take Advantage of Huckberry's Crewneck and T-Shirt Sale

Tee Clearance Sale and the Wellen Hemp Crewneck | HuckberryRead more...
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Rodents With Part-Human Brains Pose a New Challenge for Bioethics

Rapid progress in research involving miniature human brains grown in a dish has led to a host of ethical concerns, particularly when these human brain cells are transplanted into nonhuman animals. A new paper evaluates the potential risks of creating “humanized” animals, while providing a pathway for scientists to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ethics, Animal Welfare, Self Awareness, Consciousness, Animal experimentation, Bioethics, Organoids, Organelles, Brain Organoids, Brain In A Vat, Chimeras

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