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NASA unveils spacesuits for moon missions, featuring red, white and blue

The fashion statement for NASA's future moonwalkers goes beyond basic white to add some flag-worthy touches of red and blue. But the color scheme for the "pumpkin suits" that astronauts wear during launches and landings is relatively unchanged, due to practical considerations. It turns out that the old orange, with a few blue accents added, is the new orange. Both suit designs had their debut today at NASA Headquarters as part of the buildup to the Artemis moon program, which is due to put t...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Artemis, NASA Headquarters


Here Are Twitter's Latest Excuses as to Why It Lets Donald Trump Break Its Rules Constantly

Twitter is never, ever going to ban Donald Trump for reasons ranging from the self-apparent (he’s the president, and a conspiracy-obsessed one at that) to perhaps the cynical (whether or not his incessant tweeting helps the company’s bottom line). Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Donald Trump


Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans Champions One of Superhero Comics' Most Enduring Qualities

Batman. Spider-Man. Superman. Captain America. The Teen Titans. The X-Men. Whoever your superheroic comic star of choice is, odds are they’ve been around for decades and countless creative teams have come and gone in their stories, creating endless versions of characters that have otherwise lived ongoing lives on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Animation, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Titans, Teen Titans, Young Justice, Warner Bros Animation, Teen Titans Go, Teen Titans Go Vs Teen Titans


Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce

The first figures emerge demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.
Tags: UK, Science, Brexit


Disgusting DNA app falsely claims it can tell how gay you are

In what’s an obvious scam, a developer going by the name Joel Bellenson who allegedly works for a company called Insolent AI, created and developed a DNA analysis app that can supposedly tell “how gay” you are. Of course it cannot. According to science – and the app’s own description on the marketplace it’s sold – there is no one gay gene. The only thing the “How Gay Are You” app can tell you about yourself, if you buy it, is that you make very poor purchasing decisions. You cannot tell how gay ...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Science, Tech, Insider, Joel Bellenson


The Year’s Best Wildlife Photos Remind Us Why Nature Is Worth Fighting For

Nature can be glorious, miraculous, and sometimes downright brutal. Not all of us get to witness the amazing feats of the natural world happening in the flesh, though. Luckily, we have wildlife photographers who’s riveting images can help bring the wilderness into our living rooms.Read more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Science, Wildlife, Wildlife photographer of the year


NASA moves up first all-female spacewalk to fix space station power issue

NASA has decided to move up the first all-female spacewalk to this week to tackle a power issue on the International Space Station.
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Southwest Atlantic humpback whales on recovery path

The population first ravaged by commercial whalers in the 1900s is almost back to where it was.
Tags: Science, SOUTHWEST ATLANTIC


Humpback whales recorded using huge fins to forage

Researchers notice whales’ unusual feeding behaviour in south-east AlaskaHumpback whales have been captured on film herding shoals of fish into their cavernous mouths with their oversized pectoral fins.Marine biologists recorded the extraordinary feeding behaviour for the first time off the coast of Alaska, where the whales lurk around salmon hatcheries that release juvenile fish into the sea. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, World news, US news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Animal behaviour, Alaska, Whales, Cetaceans


Yikes! Fox and rodent battle is top wildlife photo

A shot of a predator-prey confrontation wins the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
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'Jedi' Just Got a Dictionary Definition, Which Feels Weird, Given Everything Happening in Star Wars Right Now

At a time when the Star Wars movies and tie-in materials are now more than ever questioning the legacy of the Jedi—and what it means to be a Jedi—there is a certain irony to there now being a literal dictionary definition of what a Jedi is.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Language, Oxford English Dictionary, Lucasfilm, Jedi


Facebook Doesn't Give a Fuck if Politicians Lie in Ads, But God Forbid They Misplace a Button

When it comes to campaign ads on Facebook, you can lie or —but don’t you dare cuss or stick a button in the ad. In the first half of October, Facebook has removed over 160 ads from the Biden, Warren, Sanders, Steyer, and Trump campaigns but for reasons that mostly pertain to design, according to a by…
Tags: Facebook, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Ads, Trump, Campaign Ads, 2020 Election, Our Garbage President, Our Garbage Election, Our Garbage Facebook, Facebook Doesn, October Facebook, Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends, Biden Warren Sanders Steyer


Outer space capitalism: The legal and technical challenges facing the private space industry

The Outer Space Treaty, which was signed in 1967, is the basis of international space law. Its regulations set out what nations can and cannot do, in terms of colonization and enterprise in space. One major stipulation of the treaty is that no nation can individually claim or colonize any part of the universe—when the US planted a flag on the Moon in 1969, it took great pains to ensure the world it was symbolic, not an act of claiming territory.Essentially to do anything in space, as a private e...
Tags: Space, Science, Money, Law, Finance, Future, US, Economics, Mining, United States, Ethics, Capitalism, Moon, Innovation, Planets, Asteroid


Discovery of Bronze Age Warrior’s Kit Sheds New Light on an Epic Prehistoric Battle

A knife, chisel, arrowheads, and other gear belonging to a Bronze Age warrior have been uncovered on a 3,300-year-old battlefield in Germany.Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, History, War, Anthropology, Bronze Age, Bronze Age Badasses, Bronze Age Warriors, Prehistory Science


Aw Yeah, Apple TV Is Now on Roku

Roku users are about to get two times the Apple—beginning today.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Streaming, Roku, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus


Amazon Is Marketing Face Recognition to Police Departments Partnered With Ring: Report

Amazon is marketing its facial recognition software to Florida police departments that are currently partnered with its home surveillance company, Ring—arrangements that allow police to request access to video footage captured by homeowners.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Science, Privacy, Facial Recognition, Home Security, Ring, Rekognition, Surveillance Tech, Amazon Is Marketing Face Recognition


The 10 Best Deals of October 15, 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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Verizon's Pixel 4 Preorder Deals Are Kind Of Bananas

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be available through every major U.S. carrier, but as of now, Verizon’s the only one with preorders already open. And what’s more, they’re offering a couple of pretty incredible deals on Google’s latest and greatest.Read more...
Tags: Google, Deals, Kinja Deals, Verizon, Science, Pixel, Verizon deals, Google Deals


Election Security Experts Testify From Illinois, a Top Target of Russia's 2016 Meddling

In an effort to broaden the public’s understanding of the challenges faced by local officials ahead of the 2020 election, Democratic lawmakers traveled to Gurnee, Illinois, on Tuesday to hear testimony from leading election and cybersecurity officials. The meeting also served as an opportunity for the Democrats to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Illinois, Democratic, Gurnee Illinois, 2020 Election, Election Security, Election Interference


Increasing a woman's testosterone level boosts running capacity finds new study

In the first study of its kind, new European research has found that higher testosterone levels in females have a significant effect on a woman's ability to run for longer. One group applied 10 mg of testosterone cream to the outer thigh each day for ten weeks, the other 10 mg of an inactive (placebo) substance. The women's hormone levels and body composition -- percentage of body fat and lean muscle mass -- were measured at the beginning and end of the ten weeks.
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Taco Bell Recalls Millions of Pounds of Beef Due to Reports of 'Metal Shavings'

Taco Bell stealthily yanked heaps of beef following a report that a diner found metal in their Mexican-inspired fast-food cuisine, angering customers across the country. Read more...
Tags: Science, Beef, Recall, Taco Bell, Wheres The Beef, Live Mas, Taco Bell Recalls Millions of Pounds of Beef Due


Our Favorite Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Cases That You Can Already Order

After months of leaks, Google finally, officially unveiled its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL to the world earlier today. Preorders are live already, and are set to ship at the end of next week. But while you’ve got your credit card out, we rounded up some of our favorite cases that you can order right now, if you want to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Cases, Pixel, Pixel 4


Amazon's Throwing In $100 Gift Cards With Unlocked Pixel 4 Preorders

If you want the best deal on a Pixel 4, Verizon is probably your best option, as we’ve already covered. But if you’re not interested in moving over to Verizon, Amazon will sell you an unlocked Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL with a $100 Amazon gift card thrown in for free.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Verizon, Science, Amazon deals, Pixel, Google Deals, Verizon Amazon


The Pixel 4's Gestures Might Be a Gimmick—But At Least They Actually Work

Gestures on a smartphone aren’t exactly new tech, but they are new to Google’s Pixel 4. Thanks to a teeny tiny Project Soli radar, you can now wave at a Pixel 4 to poke Pokémon wallpapers, as well as control your music, timers, and phone calls. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Smartphone, Gestures, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Soli, LG G8 ThinQ, Pixel 4, Made By Google 19


How the 10-Year Wait for Zombieland: Double Tap Changed Everything

If a Zombieland sequel had come out less than 10 years after the original film, it would have been a very different movie, in terms of story but also quality. Over time people get older, Hollywood’s sensibilities change, and maybe some of your once up-and-coming actors win Oscars. A lot can happen in 10 years, and all…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Interview, The Walking Dead, Zombies, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Zombieland, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ruben Fleischer, Zombieland Double Tap, Jesseeisenberg


Engineers Develop a Hyper-Compressible Material Using Artificial Intelligence

You may not realize that among more conventional applications of artificial intelligence like apps and search engines, emerging technologies are transforming yet another unexpected area of design: materials. A fascinating new material study released by Delft University is showing how machine learning may upend our assumptions of how materials are capable of behaving.The Delft study, led by assistant professor of materials science and engineering Miguel Bessa, has developed a new meta material th...
Tags: Science, Design, Tech, Materials, Machine Learning, Delft, Delft University, BESSA, Artificial Intellige, Miguel Bessa


The Voyager Missions Saw a 'Tsunami' of Solar Activity Sending a Pressure Pulse Into Interstellar Space

The Voyagers 1 and 2 spacecraft measured the Sun sending a pulse like a “tsunami” into the interstellar medium, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Interstellar Space, Heliosphere, Voyager


NASA engineer says Viking missions discovered life on Mars in the 1970s

Gilbert Levin, a NASA engineer who worked on the Viking missions, says he’s “convinced we found evidence of life of Mars in the 1970s.” In a Scientific American article published today, Levin explains how two separate craft landed on the surface of the red planet and conducted a series of tests to determine if there were was life. One particular test, based on the same experiment Louis Pasteur conducted to prove the existence of microbes, came back positive. The results were confirmed in a repli...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Viking, Levin, Louis Pasteur, Gilbert Levin


The Pixelbook Go Walks the Fine Line Between High Design and Great Value

The Pixelbook is the best Chromebook you can buy, but it’s also one of the most expensive Chromebooks you can buy. The big pitch for the Pixelbook Go is that it takes a lot of what you like about the Pixelbook and Google’s aesthetic in general, and charges only $650. That’s a damn fine idea, but my limited time with…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Chromebook, Pixel Event 2019


Trump's Agriculture Department spends only 0.3% of its $144 billion budget aiding farmers combat climate change

The agency during the Trump administration has significantly downplayed the risks of climate change. And its not helping farmers prepare for it.
Tags: Science, Trump, Trump s Agriculture Department



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