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NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. The satellite — called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay. It was dropped from a plane flying over the Atlantic off the Florida coast. Five […]
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Check Out NASA's Look for the Next Lunar Landing

With NASA’s new line of spacesuits, its next crew of lunar bound astronauts likely won’t look much different from Neil Armstrong et al. while hopping around on the Moon. They’ll be a hell of a lot more comfortable while taking that “one small step for man,” though.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Moon, Space Exploration, Neil Armstrong, Moon Landing


If the shoo fits: cows painted with zebra stripes keep flies in line

Insect bites can be significantly cut using a cunning disguise, researchers findPainting a cow to look something like a zebra has been found to reduce fly bites by 50%.Researchers believe painting stripes on to cattle is a world-first and could become an environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Australia news, Pesticides, Farming, Animal Welfare, Agriculture, Insects, CSIRO


NASA’s chief and SpaceX’s Elon Musk mend fences – and give ‘best guess’ for Crew Dragon’s big flight

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited SpaceX's headquarters in California today, for what was seen as an opportunity to smooth over differences and update expectations for SpaceX's first-ever crewed spaceflight. Over the past few years, the first flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts aboard has been repeatedly rescheduled, leading to moments of frustration for Bridenstine. But after meeting with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and others at ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Nasa, International Space Station, Hawthorne Calif, Jim Bridenstine


Tim Cook Explains Why Apple Sold Out Hong Kong Protestors, Doubles Down

Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained why his company decided to succumb to China’s pressure and remove an app that was being used by Honk Kong pro-democracy protestors. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Tim Cook, Hong Kong protests, Honk Kong


Elon Musk says that NASA is free to share all SpaceX IP with “anyone it wants”

SpaceX CEO joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne today to provide an update on the commercial crew launch program that the company is working on with the agency. During the remarks, which detailed the current state of the program and next steps, Musk reiterated twice that the intellectual property it’s developing in working with the agency is free for NASA to share with whoever it should wish. Early on in the Q+A portion of the event, Musk said that the learnings...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth, Information Technology, Dragon, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft


Babies at higher risk of heart defects if dad drinks alcohol before conception: Study

Does a dad's drinking matter as much as a mom's before conception? Researchers in China believe that a father's alcohol intake may actually affect a future child more than a mother's. "Binge drinking by would-be parents is a high-risk and dangerous behavior that not only may increase the chance of their baby being born with a heart defect, but also greatly damages their own health," study author Dr Jiabi Qin, of Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha, China, said i...
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The U.S. Air Force Has Begun Prototyping Its F-35 Stealth Fighter Replacement

Will it change warfare?
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NASA administrator explains Twitter spat with SpaceX

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency’s contractors about realistic development timelines. Bridenstine addressed the issue during a press conference with SpaceX founder Elon Musk after touring the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Bridenstine said NASA […]
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The 10 Best Deals of October 10, 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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Photos of the world's 25 most endangered primates

Meet the primate species that are among the most endangered on the planet, and the most in need of conservation measures.
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HBO's Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism...by Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonizing moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalization of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots—a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Police, Race, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, America, Racism, Terrorism, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, Robert Redford, White Supremacy, Tulsa


Companies withhold bids for fields near Brazil national park

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government has failed to auction four oil fields located near one of the nation’s biggest coral reef systems. Seventeen companies participated in the 36-block auction held by the Brazilian Petroleum Agency, which auctioned off a third of the areas for more than $2 billion. But after possible exploration […]
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NASA Space Weather Satellite Set to Launch Tonight, Finally

NASA is ready to launch its space weather-measuring satellite tonight, following two years of delays.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Physics, Satellites, Space Weather, Ionosphere


Digital Activists Take Aim at Video Game Companies Over China Censorship

A leading U.S. digital rights organization is joining the battle against top video game companies that might seek to censor gamers for expressing support for Hong Kongers who’ve been protesting Chinese influence over the past 27 weeks.Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Video Games, Blizzard, Umbrella Revolution, Free Speech, Hong Kongers


A Record-Setting Blizzard Is Set to Blast the Midwest

The Midwest is skipping fall and heading right to winter to end the week. Read more...
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What It Takes To Give A 1949 Mercury The Heart Of A Tesla

It came to me in the wide, swishy passenger seat of Jonathan Ward’s 1949 Mercury hot rod. All the right smells were imprinting the moment we rolled through industrial Chatsworth, California. Sun-heated steel from the dash; stretched leather; a vague tinge of nicotine on Ward’s jacket. One thing was missing, though:…Read more...
Tags: Science, EVs, Ward, Restomod, Jonathan Ward, Icon 4x4, Chatsworth California Sun


Dallas Cop Seen Wearing Punisher Logo During Altercation at Community Oversight Meeting

At the first public meeting of Dallas’s newly formed Community Police Oversight Board earlier this week, dozens of residents who came to share their concerns about law enforcement were surprised to learn the board had no intention of letting anyone from the community actually make a comment. And at least one officer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Marvel, Racism, Military, Terrorism, Dallas, Police Brutality, Marvel Comics, Mass Shootings, The Punisher, Community Police Oversight Board


Social Inequality, Marriage Habits, and Other Clues to Bronze Age Life Revealed in New Study

A fascinating new study chronicles the family histories of European Bronze Age households, revealing the presence of surprising marital practices, patterns of inheritance, and the unexpected early emergence of social inequality within these homestead farms—including the possible use of slaves or servants.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Families, Genetics, Anthropology, Bronze Age, Social Inequality


Two Weeks After Amazon Made Its 'Climate Pledge,' It Joined Big Oil for Its 'Accelerate Production 4.0' Event

Just two weeks after Amazon pledged to radically reduce its company-wide carbon emissions, the head of its oil and gas web services subsidiary traveled to Houston, Texas, to participate in the oil industry’s “Accelerate Production 4.0” event. The event was part of a conference put on by Weatherford, a major oilfield…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Automaton, Houston Texas, Weatherford


Human Employees Are Viewing Clips from Amazon's Home Surveillance Service

Recordings from yet another Amazon-owned smart home device are being reviewed by a team of human workers, again raising concerns that audio and video captured by such devices may not be as private as some customers might assume.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Amazon Cloud Cam, Amazon s Home Surveillance Service


Jeremy Hammond, Former WikiLeaks Source, Held in Contempt

Former hacktivist Jeremy Hammond, a one-time WikiLeaks source, who admitted to leaking stolen files from a private intelligence firm, was held in contempt on Thursday after allegedly refusing to testify before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anonymous, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Eastern District of Virginia, Jeremy Hammond, Antisec, WikiLeaks Source Held


Viagra Might Someday Enhance Bone Marrow Transplants

The long story of sildenafil citrate, best known by the brand name Viagra, may have another chapter to it. Researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz think the drug can improve how we perform bone marrow transplants, as part of a combination therapy that allows doctors to harvest stem cells from patients…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stem Cells, Viagra, University of California Santa Cruz, Transplants, Sildenafil


Steam's 'Remote Play Together' Will Add Online Multiplayer Support to Local-Only Games

In a perfect world, every multiplayer game would offer online play. But if you’re an indie developer with limited resources, sometimes adding proper netcode support just isn’t feasible, which is what Steam’s upcoming “Remote Play Together” intends to address. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Steam, Online multiplayer, Steam Brings Local Multiplayer Games Online


Engineers developed a mathematical model of Ooblek

A favorite kitchen chemistry (and physics) experiment of kids (and adults), Ooblek is the weird result of mixing cornstarch with water. Now, MIT engineers have developed a mathematical model that can predict and simulate how the non-Newtonian fluid switches between liquid and solid depending on the pressure applied to it. From MIT News: Aside from predicting what the stuff might do in the hands of toddlers, the new model can be useful in predicting how oobleck and other solutions of ultrafi...
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Bonesetter Reese And The (Mostly Painless) Birth Of Sports Medicine

Honus Wagner’s career hung in the balance. In 1901, the superstar shortstop was in his second season with his hometown Pirates. But a wrenched knee suffered on the turf at Exposition Park—the Pirates’ home on the north side of Pittsburgh, a few hundred feet from where their current stadium stands today—along with…
Tags: Science, Medicine, History, Baseball, Pittsburgh, Fl, Pirates, Sports Medicine, Exposition Park, Honus Wagner, Bonesetter Reese, Sports Doctors


Diet and depression: what you eat impacts your mood

For years a friend has been telling my diet was hurting my general demeanor. Last year I stopped ignoring her and switched to a diet more like what is described in this study. I will never be Mr. Cheerful, but it really did help. NPR: A randomized controlled trial published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that symptoms of depression dropped significantly among a group of young adults after they followed a Mediterranean-style pattern of eating for three weeks. Participants saw their depression ...
Tags: Food, Post, Science, News, Diet, Medicine, Mental Health, Depression, Mood, Npr, Francis, Self Care, PLOS ONE, Sydney Australia, Macquarie University, Heather Francis


Extinction Rebellion Delays Flights in London and Snarls Traffic in New York

Solving climate change requires drastic action, and the activist group Extinction Rebellion is here for it. Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Civil Disobedience, Direct Action, Extinction Rebellion, True Climate Warriors


Why do the good guys have to beat the climate cheats?

Filthy-fuel suffering is here today: 95% of humans breathe "dangerously polluted air," and globally "1 in 6 deaths are caused by air pollution." Paying extra for cleaner energy buys reduced suffering for today's kids and all future humans. For more "moral clarity" always look under "the numbers," and put their abstract tacit tradeoffs in concrete and personal terms. None Like the kid in the emperor's new clothes tale, Greta Thunberg sees through the "smart" games that blind us to clear, presen...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Earth, Innovation, Global Issues, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Thunberg Again, David Wallace Welles


Dyson Kills Electric Car Development Saying It's Too Hard to Make a Profit

Despite developing an expertise in batteries and electric motors over the years with all the R&D behind its cyclone vacuums, in an email sent to staff today that was shared with The Verge, CEO James Dyson announced his company would abandon its plans for an electric car, citing concerns it couldn’t find a way to make…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, James Dyson, Dyson, Electric Cars



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