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Facebook's Being Sued Over Look-A-Like Logo And...Well...

Looks like Libra’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week isn’t over yet. In addition to major backers like PayPal, eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard dropping support for Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, now its logo has become the center of a legal battle over alleged trademark infringement.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Paypal, Antitrust, Logos, Libra, Cryptocurrency, Visa, Big Oof


At Least One Dead After Hotel Partially Collapses in New Orleans

Portions of an under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed Saturday, killing at least one person and trapping several contractors inside according to local reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, New Orleans, Construction, Collapse


The Newest Marvel Rising Special Introduces Shuri to the Secret Warriors’ Girl Gang

Shuri, the smartest person in the world, and absolutely one of the coolest. Now’s a great time to be a Shuri fan; after Black Panther made her a household name, she’s been appearing all over the place, and it’s been fantastic. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Disney Xd, Spider Gwen, Kamala Khan, Squirrel Girl, Shuri, Marvel Rising, Marvel Rising Secret Warriors, Miss Marvel


Huh, Bill Gates Sure Hung Out With Jeffrey Epstein a Lot More Than He Admitted

Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates had a much closer relationship with late financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein than Gates has previously stated, the New York Times reported on Saturday, including multiple visits to Epstein’s now-infamous New York townhouse.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Bill Gates, MIT Media Lab, Jeffrey Epstein


Advisory Board Members Axed by Trump's EPA Are Preparing Their Own Pollution Report

Twenty experts who formerly served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASC)—and who were canned as part of the Donald Trump administration’s plan to stock its panels with industry shills—met this week to continue their work independently, NBC News reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Pollution, Conservation, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act, War On Science


3.0-magnitude earthquake shakes southeast Missouri

LILBOURN, Mo. (AP) — A small earthquake has been reported in southeastern Missouri. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred just before 8 a.m. Saturday and was centered about 2.7 miles (4 kilometers) southwest of Lilbourn. The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office says it received no reports of damage or injuries. The […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation


Watch Freddie Prinze, Jr. Go On a Bonkers Rant About Star Wars Fandom

But he’s also not, like, wrong. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Rant, George Lucas, Star Wars Rebels, Freddie Prinze Jr, Fandom, Dave Filoni


Warren's New Facebook Ads Make False Claims—And That's The Whole Damn Point

President Donald Trump’s re-election bid just got a stamp of approval from Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Except, not really.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Donald Trump


California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to more than 2 million people this week, lines formed at hardware stores selling portable generators, while many hospitals and businesses fired up their own. The prospect of emissions belching from […]
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, Nation


Airline Food Waste Is a Problem. Can Banana Leaves Be Part of the Solution?

From disposable headphones and plastic cutlery to food scraps and toilet waste, the average airline passenger leaves behind over 3 pounds of garbage, according to one estimate. To get travelers and airlines thinking -- and talking -- about that rather large pile of trash, a British design firm has refashioned the economy meal tray, replacing plastic with renewable materials such as coffee grounds, banana leaves and coconut wood.Jo Rowan is the associate strategy director of the firm, PriestmanGo...
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Who Would Firebomb a Homeless Encampment?

LOS ANGELES -- The incendiary device came shooting toward the homeless encampment without words or warning. Arthur Garza, 29, heard a pop against his tent, then saw the object, which he described as a "mortar" or "firecracker," bounce into the street and explode."It was like shooting stars everywhere," Garza said.In a matter of minutes, flames were climbing the incline of dirt and brush under the interchange of the 2 and 134 freeways in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. Stray embers jumped eight lanes of...
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Scientists detect tones in the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time

If Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black holes, should itself "ring" in the aftermath, producing gravitational waves much like a struck bell reverberates sound waves. Einstein predicted that the particular pitch and decay of these gravitational waves should be a direct signature of the newly formed black hole's mass and spin.Now, physicists from MIT and elsewhere have studied the ringing of a...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Physics, Innovation, Astrophysics


A Troubled Student Is Haunted By His Old Imaginary Friend in Daniel Isn't Real

The producers of Mandy are working on what looks to be a psychedelic, unnerving take on the traditional doppelganger story. Daniel Isn’t Real is the story of what happens when you rekindle your relationship with your childhood imaginary friend, only he’s an edgelord now and he maybe also wants to murder you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Mandy, Miles Robbins, Daniel Isnt Real


Saturday's Best Deals: Woot Gaming Sale, Sealy Mattresses, ANC Headphones, and More

An Amazon men’s shirt sale, eufy smart doorbell, Washington Post digital subscription, and a Beard Club box lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Emissions-free cement, a women-only spacewalk, Soviet-era train stations, a very rare diamond and more from around the web Google Maps Adds Vocal Guidance for Visually Impaired Users Now available on Google Maps iOS and Android apps (one day after World Sight Day), a more detailed voice feature will now update and guide visually impaired people more effectively. To turn on the feature, access the settings …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Space, Music, Science, Design, News, Internet, Trains, Russia, Environment, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Cities, Diamonds


New evidence shows how asteroid dust cloud may have sparked new life on Earth 470m years ago

Isotope found in seabed sediment points to clash of solar bodies near Mars, study suggests. Astronomers have discovered intriguing evidence that an asteroid break-up blanketed Earth with dust millions of years ago. The event dramatically cooled the planet and triggered an ice age that was followed by major increases in numbers of new animal species. The work, led by Birger Schmitz of Lund University in Sweden, was recently published in Science Advances and provides new insight into the impact of...
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