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Tokyo eerily quiet, bracing for worst typhoon in 6 decades

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city. Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food. Nearby beaches had not a surfer in sight, only towering […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, Nation & World


Halle Gunman Confesses to Livestreamed Shooting, Allegedly Posted Manifesto Online

Additional details have come out about a shooting in Germany that was livestreamed on Twitch earlier this week, and the case only continues to grow more disturbing. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Shooting, Germany, Livestream, Twitch, Christchurch, El Paso, Christchurch Massacre, El Paso Shooting, Halle Gunman Confesses


NASA confirms Boeing’s latest timetable for Starliner space taxi’s final tests

NASA confirmed today that Boeing is scheduled to conduct the next high-profile test of its CST-100 Starliner space capsule in a little more than three weeks. The target data for Starliner's pad abort test is set for Nov. 4 at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, NASA said. That's in line with the plan that Boeing executive John Mulholland laid out earlier this week at a New Mexico space symposium. If next month's test is successful, Boeing would target Dec. 17 for the launch of a...
Tags: Science, Nasa, New Mexico, Boeing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, White Sands Missile Range, John Mulholland


WeWork Could Run Out of Money Next Month: Report

Well, well, well. It turns out that flushing millions of dollars down the toilet year over year is not a particularly sustainable path to success!Read more...
Tags: Science, WeWork, Adam Neumann, Wegrow Wework Welive Wedie, WeGrow


Hubble Sees Our Galaxy Sucking Up a Mysterious Amount of Gas

The Milky Way seems to be gobbling up a mysterious amount of gas—more than it spits back out, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Hubble Space Telescope, The Milky Way


Google, Facebook, and Twitter Tell Biden Campaign They Won't Remove Defamatory Trump Ad

Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign sent requests to Google, Facebook, and Twitter this week asking the companies to remove ads produced by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, arguing that the ads make false allegations. All three companies denied the request, explaining that the ads don’t…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Google Facebook, Google Facebook and Twitter, President Trump, Twitter Tell Biden


Real estate firm offers free paranormal investigation for prospective homeowners

Bungalo, a real-estate firm, earlier this week debuted a new, inclusive marketing campaign aimed at giving peace of mind to prospective homeowners afraid of buying a haunted house. Because “buying a home shouldn’t be scary,” Bungalo’s gone through the trouble of having all of its home listings in the Charlotte, North Carolina area inspected by professional paranormal investigators. We checked through a bunch of Bungalo’s online home listings and, sure enough, once you sign up for an account to g...
Tags: Startups, Science, Charlotte North Carolina, Distract, Bungalo


Apple Opts to Contribute to the Hollywood Hellscape by Launching Its Own Studio: Report

Apple is reportedly making a Band of Brothers spin-off and launching its own in-house studio to do it. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio, which does not yet have a name, will be run by Apple’s new Worldwide Video heads, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Corporations, Streaming, Brothers, Hollywood Reporter, Zack Van Amburg, Vertical Integration, Apple TV Plus, Vertical Integration Is Bad, Hollywood Hellscape, Jamie Erlicht Read


How Alexei Leonov Survived the Harrowing First Spacewalk

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, passed away this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Race, Cosmonauts, Alexei Leonov, Soviet Space Program


Libra's Ship Is Sinking as Multiple Major Partners Abandon Facebook's Troubled Cryptocurrency

Following the departure of PayPal from Facebook’s Libra project—a cryptocurrency that promises to “reinvent money” and “transform the global economy”—a new wave of departures has rocked the platform as eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard have all announced that they are abandoning ship.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Paypal, Currency, Libra, Cryptocurrency, Mastercard, Libra Is Going Down, eBay Stripe Visa


Meat in space: Crew 3D prints synthetic beef on International Space Station

A company that is pioneering the growth of synthetic beef worked with a Russian 3D printing company and the Russian crew on board the International Space Station to grow meat in space. Aleph Farms is an Israeli company that is working with 3D Bioprinting Solutions in the effort to reduce the need to kill actual […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Food & Drink, International Space Station, Aleph Farms


Why migrating to another planet is a stupid and implausible idea

Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor, whose work detecting exoplanets recently earned him a share in the Nobel prize for physics, says humans will never migrate beyond our own solar system. Maybe it’s time we started taking this whole “climate change” thing seriously. The first exoplanet with the potential to host life as we know it, meaning it was orbiting a star similar to the one we call ‘the sun,’ was discovered by Mayor and fellow Nobel winner Didier Queloz in 1995. In the time since, research...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Mayor, Insider, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz


8 More Stories About People Battling Their Own Clones

Will Smith’s new film Gemini Man may not be wowing critics, but it’s based on a storytelling conundrum that’s as old as time: What would you do if you had to fight your own clone? We’re looking at some of our favorite examples of duplicates who’ve had to duke it out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Futurama, Will Smith, The Island, Orphan Black, Supergirl, The Matrix, Steven Universe, Clones, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Alien Covenant, Gemini Man, Star Trek Nemesis


With warming, get used to blackouts to prevent wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say with worsening fires and a longer burn season from climate change, California should expect more intentional power blackouts to prevent high winds from knocking down power lines. The area of California burned by fire has increased fivefold since 1972 as temperatures increased 2.5 degrees in the past century. So some, […]
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The Expanse's Thrilling Return Finds the Characters and the Show Exploring New Territory

You’ve seen the trailers. We know The Expanse crew makes it to Ilus, we know the evolution of the protomolecule has only started, and we know turmoil between the Belt, Earth, and Mars is far from over. All of these knowns play out in The Expanse’s season four premiere—which we got a chance to see at the recent New…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Streaming, Mars, The Expanse, Amazon Studios, Naren Shankar, New York Comic Con, New York Comic Con 2019, Ilus, Belt Earth


Google Is Funding Climate Change Denialism

Despite all it’s evidently performative public-facing climate change initiatives, Google is forking over “substantial” contributions to denier organizations and events.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Climate Change, Climate Science, Climate Policy, Dont Be Evil


Alexei Leonov, first human to walk in space, dies aged 85

The Soviet cosmonaut almost didn’t make it back into his capsule in 1965, when his suit inflated in the space vacuumAlexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago, has died in Moscow at 85.The Russian space agency Roscosmos announced the news on its website on Friday, but gave no cause of death. Leonov had health issues for several years, according to Russia media. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, Russia, World news, Nasa, Moscow, Roscosmos, Alexei Leonov, Leonov


Ancient Egyptian ‘Industrial Zone’ Uncovered in Luxor’s Valley of the Monkeys

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced new archaeological discoveries in Luxor, highlighted by a remarkable “industrial zone” in which workers manufactured items for royal tombs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Egyptology, Luxor, Ministry of Antiquities, Ancient Egypt, Valley Of The Monkeys


Nurses at New Jersey Hospital Fed Patients Benadryl to Avoid Work, Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges

In an explosive new lawsuit this week, nurses at a New Jersey hospital have been accused by one of their own of drugging patients with the drowsy medication Benadryl to avoid work. The plaintiff, Patricia Moran, is suing her employer, the Monmouth Medical Center, for having allegedly punished her after she spoke out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Drugs, New Jersey, Lawsuits, Monmouth Medical Center, Benadryl, Patricia Moran, New Jersey Hospital Fed


Stratolaunch air-launch venture says it’s been transferred to new owners by Paul Allen’s Vulcan

Stratolaunch, the company that was founded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen in 2011 to build a flying launch pad for rockets, says it's under new ownership. The transition serves as the latest sign that Jody Allen — Paul Allen's sister, who took control of his Vulcan Inc. holding company as the trustee and executor of his estate — is paring back and refocusing his many enterprises. Earlier this week, word spread that Vulcan was trimming a significant number of jobs. Stratolaunc...
Tags: Science, Paul Allen, Seattle, Vulcan, Vulcan Inc, Jody Allen, Stratolaunch


The Pixel 4 Has Been Leaked to Death, So Here's Everything Else We Know About Made By Google 2019

After months of teases and leaks, there’s a lot we know about the Pixel 4. But the Pixel 4 isn’t the only thing we’re expecting to see at the upcoming Made By Google Event on Tuesday, October 15th at 10AM ET.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Nest, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Night Sight, Pixel 4, Made By Google 2019, Pixelbuds


Greta Thunberg Didn't Win the Nobel Peace Prize. Good.

On Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. He won for helping de-escalating long-simmering tensions with neighboring Eritrea.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize, The Kids Are Alright, Greta Thunberg, Abiy Ahmed Ali He


If You Have iTunes for Windows, You Need to Install the Latest Version Now

With the release of macOS Catalina this week, so came the death of iTunes for Mac users—but not anyone still using iTunes on Windows. Instead, Apple released a fix on Monday that patches a zero-day flaw that could have allowed bad actors to invisibly install BitPaymer ransomware on Windows computers running iTunes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Windows, Ransomware, Itunes, Catalina, This Has Been A Psa


Are You Afraid of the Dark? Star Says Working on It, Sadly, Didn't Make Him Immune to Clowns

Actor Jeremy Ray Taylor has had his share of scary clowns. First with It and It: Chapter 2, and now with the latest Are You Afraid of the Dark? series. The latter may not involve Pennywise and his sewer full of children’s body parts—at least I hope it doesn’t—but Taylor said his fear of clowns is still alive and well.…Read more...
Tags: Science, It, Are You Afraid Of The Dark, Taylor, Nickelodeon, Pennywise, New York Comic Con, Clowns, Jeremy Ray Taylor, It Chapter 2, New York Comic Con 2019


Norfolk RSPCA centre saves 50th seal with injuries from rubbish

The "necklace" injuries, many caused by discarded plastic waste, are becoming more common, says the RSPCA.
Tags: Science, Norfolk RSPCA


California Wildfire Season Is Here as the Saddleridge Fire Explodes Near Los Angeles

In a community outside Los Angeles, more than 12,000 people are facing mandatory evacuation as a wildfire rages out of control. The Saddleridge Fire has burned some 4,600 acres, and so far officials haven’t been able to contain it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Los Angeles, Wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Saddleridge fire


Elon Musk: NASA Can Share SpaceX's IP With Literally Anybody, 'No Charge'

During an event with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk publicly stated that the agency can share SpaceX’s intellectual property with whomever it wants—not that NASA seems especially eager to.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Jim Bridenstine


Sony's New, More Affordable Noise Canceling Headphones Are $50 Off

Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling Extra Bass Headphones | $198 | AmazonRead more...
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A Smooth Ride and Built-In Tracking Make Cannondale's Treadwell a Bike for the Rest of Us

For some people, a bicycle provides nothing more than a casual cruise on a lazy Sunday afternoon. For others, it’s a reliable daily commuter, and a bike can even be a great way to stay in shape and shed a few pounds. Cannondale’s new Treadwell EQ makes a strong case that a bike can be all three of those things, and at…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Fitness, Bicycles, Bikes, Fitness Trackers, Treadwell, Cannondale, Treadwell Eq


Walmart's Loss Is Uber's Gain

Uber is the likely to become majority shareholder of Cornershop, a grocery delivery company you’ve likely never heard of because it almost exclusively serves Mexico and parts of South America. In itself, this wouldn’t be all that interesting. But Uber is cannily picking up the piece of a deal with Walmart that fell…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Mexico, Walmart, South America, Cornershop



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