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Chicago teens stage 'die-in' to demand action on climate change; one man arrested

Dozens of Chicago teens gathered across from Trump International Hotel and marched to City Hall Monday to demand action on climate change.
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US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday. The early findings from the […]
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Biotech experts gather at the White House for ‘Summit on America’s Bioeconomy’

More than 100 biotech researchers, industry executives and government officials met at the White House today for a summit focusing on America's bioeconomy — the range of products, services and data derived from biological processes and bioscience research. "The bioeconomy is already an integral part of the general economy," White House chief technology officer Michael Kratsios told the attendees. "In 2017, revenues from engineered biological systems reached nearly $400 billion." He cited fig...
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James Wan Will Attempt to Breathe Life Into Dylan Dog

Few names in horror inspire more confidence than James Wan. Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring, the man has done it all. So, when any news breaks that Wan and his company are going to produce a new version of a classic comic book, fans have a right to be excited. Dylan Dog fans, we’re talking to you.Read more...
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Supreme Court Lets Lawsuit Claiming Domino's Website Violates Americans With Disabilities Act Proceed

The Supreme Court declined to give Domino’s Pizza Inc. an out from a lawsuit arguing that its website is inaccessible to people with blindness, denying a petition on Monday that could have allowed the company to evade facing the plaintiff in court.Read more...
Tags: Ecommerce, Science, Design, Technology, Supreme Court, Accessibility, Disability, Retail, Dominos, Americans with Disabilities Act, Blind, E Commerce, Blindness, Domino 's Pizza Inc


SCOTUS Lets Lawsuit Claiming Domino's Website Violates Americans With Disabilities Act Proceed

The Supreme Court declined to give Domino’s Pizza Inc. an out from a lawsuit arguing that its website is inaccessible to people with blindness, denying a petition on Monday that could have allowed the company to evade facing the plaintiff in court.Read more...
Tags: Ecommerce, Science, Design, Technology, Supreme Court, Accessibility, Disability, Retail, Dominos, Americans with Disabilities Act, Blind, E Commerce, Blindness, Domino 's Pizza Inc


NASA's Curiosity rover found a weirdly salty 'ancient oasis' on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover discovered what it dubs an "ancient oasis" on the red planet, featuring some very unusual salts. After sending Curiosity to explore the floor of the 100-meter-wide Gale Crater, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement Monday that millions of years ago, the floor of the crater might have been covered with shallow streams. The rocks that Curiosity found were also filled with unique mineral salts.
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Astronomers spot 20 more moons of Saturn — and want you to help name them

Saturn has pulled ahead of Jupiter again in the moon discovery race, thanks to a batch of 20 outer moons that bring the ringed planet's total tally to 82. The newly reported satellites, confirmed by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center, were found by the same team that reported spotting 12 new moons of Jupiter last year. As was the case with those moons of Jupiter, the discovery team at the Carnegie Institution for Science is soliciting suggestions for naming the ne...
Tags: Science, Saturn, Jupiter, Carnegie Institution For Science, International Astronomical Union, Minor Planet Center, Jupiter Right


Hickman's 'Dawn of X' Will Launch a New Wolverine Comic and Turn Every Mutant Into an X-Men Hero

As riveting as Jonathan Hickman’s House of X and Powers of X series have been, it can be easy to forget that the two comics are only the beginning of Marvel’s larger “Dawn of X” arc that’s ushering in a new era of mutant resurgence. Soon, those books will come to an end and make way for even more stories about how…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Wolverine, Hickman, New York Comic Con, Jonathan Hickman, X Men, New York Comic Con 2019, House Of X, Dawn Of X, Powers Of X


'Ozone hole vigilance still required'

It may be the smallest ozone hole in three decades but scientists are warning against complacency.
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Ex Machina's Alex Garland Lifted the Curtain on FX's Devs at NYCC

Director Alex Garland’s (Ex Machina, Annihilation) latest project is headed to television rather than theaters. Up until now, we didn’t have much to go on in terms of what FX’s Devs was actually about—but thanks to a big coming out panel at New York Comic Con this past weekend, we’re extremely hyped for the sci-fi…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Scifi, Nick Offerman, FX, Quantum Computing, Ex Machina, Tech Companies, Alex Garland, Sonoya Mizuno, Alison Pill, Machina, Nycc, New York Comic Con, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zach Grenier


Researchers discover quantum vibrations at room temperature

A team of researchers from MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have successfully coaxed a single quantum vibration from a diamond at room temperature. This breakthrough represents yet another giant chip in the veneer separating the classical universe we see from the quantum one beneath. Another way of putting it: The hippies were right about quantum vibrations and the power of crystals. Under normal circumstances, in order to observe quantum phenomena, scientists have to work with ...
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Whoa, Astronomers Just Found 20 New Moons Around Saturn

A survey of Saturn’s outer reaches has resulted in the discovery of 20 new moons. With 82 known natural satellites, Saturn now boasts the most moons of any planet in the solar system, surpassing Jupiter’s 79 known moons.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Saturn, Jupiter, Moons, Saturnian Moons, So Many Moons


Stephen A. Smith Pauses Between Bootlicks To Tell Daryl Morey To Grow Up

Ahead of his radio program this afternoon, Stephen A. Smith clearly thought long and hard about Daryl Morey’s , the , and the large-scale implications of all of the above on relationships between China and U.S.-based…
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A California county has some of the purest tap water in the US. Here's how it filters out sewage and chemicals so effectively.

Orange County tap water, which is filtered sewage, is "as clean as water can be," Seth Siegel writes in his new book, "Troubled Water." Here's how.
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Breaking Down the Old Friends and New Secrets of Star Trek: Picard's Latest Trailer

Patrick Stewart beamed into the Javits Center for New York Comic Con this past weekend with a few friends and an absolutely incredible new look at Star Trek: Picard. Building on the complex world we saw established in its first trailer, decades after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, here’s what we spotted in our new…Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of October 7, 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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Hulu Finally Allows You to Download Videos for Offline Viewing

Hulu announced that the ability to download videos for offline viewing was coming “in a few months” back in January of 2017, and after a wait of more than two years, Hulu has finally delivered on its promise.Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Streaming, Streaming Video, Hulu, Download All The Shows


E-Cigarette Vapor Linked to Lung Cancer in Mice

A new study out Monday is yet more evidence that vaping isn’t the completely safe alternative to smoking it was once thought to be. The researchers claim to have found evidence, in mice, that e-cigarette vapor is capable of causing certain kinds of cancer. But there’s still a long way to go before we can know if the…Read more...
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A wealthy California enclave has some of the purest tap water in the country, and it starts out as sewage

Orange County tap water, which is filtered sewage, is "as clean as water can be," Seth Siegel writes in his new book, "Troubled Water." Here's how.
Tags: Science, California, Orange County, Seth Siegel


12 Things You Can Do in macOS Catalina That You Couldn't Before

We’ve seen the Apple on-stage demos, and the beta versions, and now macOS Catalina (technically macOS 10.15) is here for everyone... well, everyone with a Mac made in the last six or seven years, anyway. These are the new features that you’re going to want to start playing around with straight away.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Desktop, Operating Systems, Catalina, macOS, Macos Catalina


Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. The announcement came Monday. If it’s any consolation to the Jupiter crowd, our solar system’s biggest […]
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Saturn overtakes Jupiter as host to most moons in solar system

The gas giant has 82 moons, surpassing the 79 known to orbit its larger neighbourSaturn has taken over from Jupiter as host to the most moons in the solar system after astronomers spotted 20 more lumps of rock orbiting the ringed planet.It brings the number of Saturnian moons to 82, surpassing the 79 that are known to orbit Jupiter, its larger, inner neighbour. Continue reading...
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Whoa, Astronomers Just Found 20 News Moons Around Saturn

A survey of Saturn’s outer reaches has resulted in the discovery of no less than 20 new moons. With its 82 natural satellites, Saturn now boasts the most moons of any planet in the solar system, surpassing Jupiter’s 82 moons.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Saturn, Jupiter, Moons, Saturnian Moons, So Many Moons


Instagram Is Dropping the 'Following' Tab, Making It Harder to Stalk Your Friends

Instagram is killing the feature that allows users to track the activity of everyone they follow.Read more...
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'We're Here:' Extinction Rebellion Bloodies New York as Part of Global Week of Protests

The climate strike movement has left the world on a new plateau of awareness about the climate crisis and the urgency to act on it. Now, it’s time to explore what this landscape looks like and ensure that the climate movement doesn’t go tumbling back down from its new perch on high.Read more...
Tags: Science, Protests, Climate Crisis, Extinction Rebellion, Climate Strike


Buy a New Nintendo Switch (With Improved Battery Life), Get a Bonus $25 Amazon Gift Card

We haven’t seen many big deals on the new Nintendo Switch with drastically improved battery life, but right now, Amazon will throw in a $25 gift card when you buy one. That’s pretty solid as far as Nintendo Switch discounts go, and about as good a deal as we’ve seen on this new model.Read more...
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New Modular PS4 Controller Lets You Mix And Match Parts

Do you prefer your analogue sticks offset or symmetrical? Dual analog or six-button? D-Pad or directional disc? Thrustmaster’s new eSwap controller for the PlayStation 4 can be easily altered to do all of these things, thanks to the power of its incredibly GIFable modular tech. Read more...
Tags: Science, Tech, Playstation 4, Kotakucore, Ps4, Modular, Controllers, Thrustmaster, Eswap


How the Last Woolly Mammoths Met Their Demise on a Remote Arctic Island

The last mammoths to stomp on Earth lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean. This isolated population lived for thousands of years after most mammoths were gone, but when extinction finally came, it happened quickly. New evidence may finally explain what happened to these stubborn holdouts. Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic Ocean, Paleontology, Ice Age, Wrangel Island, Extinctions, Mammoths, Woolly Mammoths, Arctic island


I Flew The $200 Manhattan-To-JFK Helicopter To Preview Our 'Flying Taxi' Future

John Hollister is sick of two things: being asked if that’s his real name and the traffic getting to John F. Kennedy International Airport. As a consultant, Hollister travels often for work and says he racks up some $2,500 a month in Uber fares just for airport trips alone. Which is why, on one cool and bright October…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Manhattan, John, Hollister, Kennedy International Airport, Kitty Hawk, John Hollister, Voom, Blade, Urban Air Mobility, Uber Copter, Environment Climate



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