Essential Debuts Phone, Just Cut in Half and With a Creepy Backstory

Here’s something to raise your eyebrows. Essential, the company founded in 2015 by disgraced former Google exec Andy Rubin, released images of its Project Gem smartphone on Tuesday—and it basically looks like a phone chopped down the middle.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Phones, Andy Rubin, Essential, Essential Phone

China Is Trying to Use Lasers and Magnets to 'Unstealth' U.S. Navy Submarines

Scientists at a Chinese research institute say they developed an airborne laser that might eventually detect hostile subs even at great depths. And that is just for starters.
Tags: Science, China, Unstealth U S Navy Submarines, Chinese research institute

How the Great Barrier Reef was saved in the 1960s

The conservationists who campaigned to prevent mining and oil drilling on Australia's coral reef.
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California's Largest Utility to Shut Off Power to 800,000 Customers Due to Wildfire Risk

Power shutoffs are slated to hit customers in 34 of California’s 58 counties between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon due to high risk of wildfires, with utility company Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) saying it expected nearly 800,000 customers to be affected.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Climate Change, California, Environment, Infrastructure, Wildfires, Pge, Pacific Gas and Electric, Pacific Gas and Electricity PG E

The Latest Disney+ Blow to Netflix Is a $5 Subscription Deal

You may have caught word a couple of months back of a limited-time, 3-year, discounted Disney+ subscription that shook out to about $4 per month, or roughly the cost of a cup of coffee. If that wasn’t enough to turn the heads of some wayward Netflix subscribers, maybe a second chance to score the streaming service at…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus

The World Might Not Be Ready for Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Evan Shaner's Strange Adventures

Tom King’s made a name for himself by telling stories about classic white guy heroes who find themselves on the verge of mental collapse as their worlds suddenly become complicated in ways one doesn’t often see in comic books. At this year’s New York Comic Con, the writer announced that Adam Strange will follow in…
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, The Flash, DC Entertainment, Adam Strange, Tom King, New York Comic Con, Black Label, Kami Garcia, Evan Shaner, Mitch Gerads, Joshua Williamson, Mike Mayhew, Tom King Mitch Gerads, Mico Suayan, New York Comic Con 2019

Useless Police Robot Fails to Call For Help When Needed

If there was an emergency and you saw a police robot patrolling the area, a reasonable person would expect that simply pushing its emergency alert button would call for help. That’s what a California woman reportedly tried to do. In reality, the robot told her to get out of the way and carried on with its business.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Robots, Knightscope, Acab Even Robo Cops, Robot Cops

Climate change: Emperor penguin 'needs greater protection'

The Antarctic icon could lose more than half its population by 2100, say scientists.
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Senator Wyden Warns Facebook's Targeted Ads a 'Sophisticated' Threat to U.S. Elections

The U.S. Senate’s top privacy hawk is once again calling on Facebook to voluntarily suspend the use of micro-targeting to push political and issue-based advertisements, warning that foreign governments could take advantage of the tool to influence American elections.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Wyden, Ron Wyden, U S Senate, Internet Research Agency, Election Interference

Marvel's Runaways Team Explains the Huge Impact of the Cloak and Dagger Crossover

Marvel’s Runaways returns to Hulu in December, but the kids won’t be alone. They’ll be joined by the stars of Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger in a crossover event. io9 had a chance to ask the Runaways’ cast and executive producers all about it last weekend at New York Comic Con.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Marvel, Streaming, Runaways, Hulu, Marvel Studios, Freeform, Gregg Sulkin, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Crossover, Jeph Loeb, Olivia Holt, New York Comic Con, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage

How to Take Care of Your Gut Health

We’re talking fecal transplants, probiotics, gut flora and more this week. Do bacteria in your GI tract affect your moods? How does your microbiome affect your overall health? We visit the lab of computational biologist Dr. Jose Clemente where he and his team study the efficacy of fecal transplants in patients with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Poop, Lifehacks, José Clemente, Body Science

You’ve Heard of Water Bears, but How About These Ancient Mold Pigs?

An analysis of 30-million-year-old amber has resulted in the discovery of a previously unknown microscopic creature from the Cenozoic period. Bearing a resemblance to tardigrades (aka water bears), these now-extinct “mold pigs,” as they’ve been dubbed, are unlike anything seen before.Read more...
Tags: Science, Invertebrates, Amber, Tardigrades, Water Bears, Ancient Life, Hail The Mold Pigs

The War on Drugs Is a War on the Climate

The U.S. War on Drugs has a troubled history riddled with racism, propaganda, and failure as the country remains one of the top markets for illegal drugs. The U.S. crackdown on drugs is, unfortunately, also driving deforestation throughout Central America according to new research. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Deforestation, War On Drugs, Central America, Blame It On The Cocaine

Twitter Misused Private Security Info to Help Advertisers

Twitter says it inadvertently used private information, provided by users for the purpose of protecting their accounts, to help companies target them with ads.Read more...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Science, Privacy, Two Factor Authentication

FBI Illegally Targeted U.S. Citizens With Warrantless NSA Database Searches, Secret Court Finds

A secretive federal court has ruled that the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused the privacy rights of U.S. citizens by searching for their information within the National Security Agency’s databases that should legally only be used to gather foreign intelligence information. Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of October 8, 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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2019 Nobel Prizes: What you can learn from this year's winners

Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards six Nobel Prizes.The categories are: literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, and physiology & medicine.The Nobel prizes will be announced each business-day until October 14. Nobel Peace Prize Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the Nobel Peace on Friday for helping to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.Eritrea and Ethiopia, two of the world's poorest nations, fought a war against each other from 1998 t...
Tags: Isis, Science, Economics, Earth, Physics, United States, Innovation, United Nations, Serbia, Poland, Ethiopia, Literature, Eritrea, Albert Einstein, Cambridge University, Princeton

Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's Tweet About Chinese Politics

If you paid attention to ESPN channels yesterday, you saw the network repeatedly attempt to grapple with the story of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey creating an international incident after his support for pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. You heard talking head after…
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Nba, Espn, Houston Rockets, Highly Questionable, Sports Media, Daryl Morey, High Noon, Sportscenter, Around The Horn

Saturn declared most moonfluential planet after follower count reaches 82

A team of researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science recently announced the discovery of 20 new planets surrounding Saturn. This moves the ringed planet past Jupiter as the most ‘moonfluential’ denizen of our solar system. The new moons were discovered using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii. After careful observation, the team determined that the new moons were similar in size and, with the exception of three, orbiting the planet backwards. According to a press release from Carnegie: Ea...
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The FLECTR 360 WING Can Keep You Safe During Nighttime Rides Without Sacrificing Style

As the days become shorter, riding your bike home becomes riskier. And if you’re intent on biking when visibility is poor, the FLECTR 360 WING can help you stay safe.Read more...
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Astronauts just printed meat in space for the first time — and it could change the way we grow food on Earth

A spacecraft with vials of cow cells landed at the International Space Station in September. From there, cosmonauts fed the vials into a 3D printer.
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Proposals would dam Little Colorado River for hydropower

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Little Colorado River cuts across the northeast corner of Arizona, emptying its waters into the much-larger Colorado River after a more than 330-mile journey. Few people wander in the remote region where it crosses the Navajo Nation, aside from river rafters traveling through the Grand Canyon, tribal members and occasional […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Nation, Arizona, Navajo Nation, Grand Canyon, Colorado River, FLAGSTAFF Ariz

STDs in America Hit Another Record High in 2018

It’s been a banner half-decade for sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S., according to a new report out Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2018 saw yet another record high for STDs in the country, with reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis climbing for the fifth straight…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Infectious Diseases, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stds, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

Ruins of 5,000-Year-Old Megalopolis Uncovered in Israel

Archaeologists working in northern Israel have discovered the remnants of an Early Bronze Age city that boasted some 6,000 inhabitants, in a find that’s dramatically altering conceptions of the region’s ancient past.Read more...
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Treat Yourself to Onsen's Ultra-Soft Waffle Weave Towels For 15% Off

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Trump's Border Wall Could Destroy an Icon of the American Southwest

From Tucson to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, it’s 126 miles of largely open road. There’s just one area where traffic is likely to slow down, right after the barely-there town of Why and just before you hit the park.Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Trump, Tucson, American Southwest, Border Wall, Trump Administration, Organ Pipe National Monument

A Brief History of NRA Employees Editing Wikipedia for Fun and Possibly Profit

The grammar on Wikipedia’s Holocaust Denial page didn’t fix itself. Someone, perhaps finished with their paperwork for the day but still chained to a desk around 5:40 on a June afternoon, noticed a single missing preposition in their perusal of the page’s 12,000 words. It should have read “in his view,” not “as his…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wikipedia, Nra, Marion Hammer, Nra Wikipedia, NRA Employees Editing Wikipedia

Researchers Find Emissions-Free Way to Make Cement

Researchers at MIT have developed a way (though admittedly experimental) to produce emissions-free cement—that means the manufacturing process “releases no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.” This is a hugely significant breakthrough, as cement manufacturing (for the intention of making concrete) is responsible for almost 10% of global emissions. The process includes an electrochemical method, which would replace the current one, which is dependent on fossil-fuels. …
Tags: Science, Design, Environment, Mit, Architecture, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Emissions, Construction, Greenhouse Gases, Linkaboutit, Concrete, Cement

'Big Bang Theory' gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" — the popular U.S. television show, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — made its way into the annals of Nobel history. The announcement that a trio of scientists had won the physics Nobel started off with an unlikely reference: the opening lines of the show that ended its run earlier this year with a story line in which two main characters — Sheldon and Amy — actually won the Nobel Prize. "The whole universe was in th...
Tags: Science, Amy, Sheldon, Ulf Danielsson

Boeing to invest $20M in Virgin Galactic, marking a milestone team-up in commercial space

Boeing says it's planning to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic once it goes public, potentially unlocking a new level of synergy for commercial space travel. For Virgin Galactic, the deal will provide an extra dose of cash — but also access to Boeing's decades of expertise in providing aerospace products and services. In return, Boeing will have an inside track to the market for commercial space travel — which is part of CEO Dennis Muilenburg's vision for a continuum of aerospace...
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