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Report: EU Antitrust Officials Are Looking Into Apple Pay, iPhone NFC Chips

Officials across the European Union have already made their thoughts on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project clear. Now those concerns have extended to Apple Pay, with EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager’s office probing whether the company’s pre-installed mobile payments software is playing dirty with the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Facebook, Science, Technology, Eu, European Union, Antitrust, Mobile Payments, Apple Pay, Margrethe Vestager, Apple Wallet, Contactless Payment


Elon Musk Smoking Joe Rogan's Weed Somehow Ended Up Costing Taxpayers $5 Million

Last year, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went on YouTube host Joe Rogan’s show and smoked some weed. That was unfortunate, because SpaceX happens to be a U.S. military contractor with security clearances, and the U.S. government does not like marijuana—and in this instance, it disliked it so much it spent $5 million…Read more...
Tags: Piles Of Green, Nasa, Space, Elon Musk, Drugs, Marijuana, Spacex, Boeing, Technology, Commercial Crew Program, Air Force, US Air Force


Worst Case Scenario For Older Teslas Coming To Fruition As Some Won't Charge And Screen Stops Working: Report

As evidenced by the army of bot-like social media accounts that yell at anyone who dare criticizes Elon Musk or Tesla, many people love their Teslas. But, the caveat there is most people love their new Teslas. The vast majority of Teslas on the road today are less than four years old. So we really don’t know how well…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Oops, Tesla, Car Technology


Titans' Brenton Thwaites on Why Dick Grayson Has to Hit 'Rock Bottom' to Become Nightwing

Titans’ Dick Grayson has come a long way from beating up goons in rainy alleyways and snarling “fuck Batman” at anybody who cared to listen. These days, he’s posted up in San Francisco, mentoring a bunch of young superpowered teens, reforming the Titans, and becoming the kind of mentor that Bruce Wayne always tried to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, San Francisco, Streaming, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Exclusive, Brenton Thwaites, DC Entertainment, Robin, Titans, Teen Titans, Iain Glen, Deathstroke, Jason Todd


Worker collapses, dies at Hanford; second death in a week

The woman's death appeared to be from natural causes, say officials.
Tags: Science, News, Local News, Northwest, Hanford


Uber's Disastrous Life Story Is Being Made Into a TV Show by the Creators of Billions

The team behind Billions is developing a show about the rough-and-tumble rise of Uber, based on the bestselling book Super Pumped. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Showtime, Travis Kalanick


The Man in the High Castle's Final Season Trailer Teases the War to End All Worlds

The multiverse is on the brink of war, with the Third Reich yearning to invade and dominate all realities. But in the new trailer for the last season of Amazon Prime’s The Man in the High Castle, the rebels who’ve been fighting this alt-history world aren’t going down without a last fight. Read more...
Tags: Science, Amazon Prime, Alternate History, The Man In The High Castle, Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Frances Turner


US House rejects Trump’s 2024 Moon landing plan

The House budget committee today told NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine it would not fund the administration’s efforts to change the Moon landing timeline from 2028 to 2024. The reason? NASA won’t put a final price tag on the program. The project is called the Artemis Program. Originally it was slated to launch a crewed mission to the Moon in 2028, but President Trump demanded that not only should the timeline be moved up to 2024, but that NASA should skip the Moon and go straight to Mars. Now, it’s un...
Tags: Startups, Space, Politics, Science, US, Tech, Nasa, House, Mars, Trump, Jim Bridenstine


How plastic bags were supposed to help the environment

Family of inventor says they were designed to be reused to stop trees from being destroyed.
Tags: Science


World's oldest leftovers found in Israel cave. Guess what food?

The oldest leftovers in world history have been discovered, stashed inside Israel's Qesem Cave You'll never guess what they preserved for posterity. Bone marrow. From deer. Researchers have discovered the earliest evidence for storage and delayed consumption of food, deer bone marrow, at Qesem Cave in Israel. The deer bones show clear signs that people were cracking them open to get to the marrow inside. This previously unidentified behavior "offers insights into the socio-economy of the...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Israel, Sc, Qesem Cave, Qesem, Middle Pleistocene Qesem Cave Israel


Footage shows world's fastest ants at top speed – video

New video footage reveals the world's fastest ants galloping across the scorching sand of the Sahara at speeds approaching one metre per second, which is the equivalent of a house cat tearing about at 120mph.Researchers have found that at full pelt the Saharan silver ants can travel 108 times their body length per second in gallops that brought all six legs off the ground at onceFastest ants in world found in northern Sahara, researchers say Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Insects, Sahara


Fastest ants in world found in northern Sahara, researchers say

Silver ants travel 108 times their body length per second and have stride rate 10 times that of Usain BoltThe sand dunes of the northern Sahara are home to the fastest ants in the world, according to researchers who clocked the insects foraging for food in the blistering midday sun.Video footage reveals the ants galloping across the scorching sand at speeds approaching one metre per second, the equivalent of a house cat tearing about at 120mph. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Insects, Sahara, Northern Sahara


Creatures of the Deep Are Feeding on a Whale Carcass and You Can Watch It Live

Marine scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus, a research vessel that prowls the high seas in search of oceanic discoveries, have stumbled upon the rare skeletal remains of 16-foot long whale. With bits of flesh still clinging to the bones, the dead whale has attracted an assortment of strange sea critters, including…Read more...
Tags: Science, Whales, Marine Biology, Scavengers, Nautilus, Opportunistic Feeders, Whalefall, Whale Carcass


American Horror Story: 1984 Is Killing It

A show as long-running and as thematically varied as American Horror Story isn’t going to please every fan every season (the “timely” Cult was a low point, but last year’s crossover, Apocalypse, was fabulous). From its very first promos, I had a good feeling about AHS: 1984—and so far the slasher homage has not let me…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Horror, Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story, Emma Roberts, FX, Billie Lourd, Friday The 13th, Friday the 13th Part 3, American Horror Story 1984, Friday The 13th Part Ii


The 10 Best Deals of October 16, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


Harley Quinn's Showrunners Discuss Shifting Her Villainy Out of the Joker's Shadow

Harley Quinn is basically everywhere you look today and we’re about to get a fresh new animated incarnation of the DC character. This time it’s strictly for adults, and the creators behind the scenes seem to understand Harley’s unique place in the universe.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Animation, Streaming, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, The Joker, DC Entertainment, Harley, New York Comic Con, DC Universe, Warner Bros Animation, Justin Halpern


Porn Wins Porn War

After several years and numerous delays, the UK government has quietly scrapped a scheme to make web users verify their ages and identities when visiting porn sites. For now, at least, horniness has prevailed in Britain.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Sex, Porn, Britain, Jax Britannica


Paris zoo exhibits the world's weirdest living thing

The mysterious organism looks like a mushroom but acts like an animal, and it's one of my favorite beings ever.
Tags: Science, News, Paris


Feast your eyes on the first interstellar comet ever directly observed

The solar system has another interstellar visitor, but there’s no question of this one being an alien spacecraft. It’s a true comet and the first we’ve ever confirmed that comes from interstellar space, and the Hubble Space Telescope captured some amazing imagery of it. Good thing, too — because it’s never coming back. You probably remember ‘Oumuamua as the interstellar object that launched a thousand headlines — mostly around the idea that it could be an alien ship of some kind. Needless to say...
Tags: Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Hubble, Crimea, Comets, Hubble Space Telescope, Ucla, Borisov, Oumuamua, Gennady Borisov, David Jewitt


Ancient Assyrian Tablets Seem to Contain References to a Massive Solar Storm

Scientists report that they may have found the earliest written record of a solar storm in ancient Assyrian tablets.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Assyria, Solar Storms, Ancient Astronomy


Climate change: Boris Johnson to chair new committee

A committee is set up to push climate action but critics point to delay on environment policy.
Tags: Science, Boris Johnson


California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California this week, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. The system’s statewide debut Thursday will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that ravaged the San Francisco Bay area on Oct. 17, 1989, as well as the […]
Tags: Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, San Francisco Bay, Loma Prieta, Governor s Office of Emergency Services


How That Giant Homemade Modular Synth Wound Up at MIT

Like electronic music pioneers Robert Moog and Don Buchla, who came before him, Joseph Paradiso seemed destined to become a synth wizard. As a child, he was fascinated with music; soldering his own creations and experimenting with tape looping.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mit, Robert Moog, Don Buchla, Joseph Paradiso


My Brain Needs This Hack That Syncs Your Car's Windshield Wipers to the Beat of Your Music

When driving in the pouring rain, I usually stick to talk radio—or turn the car’s stereo off completely because my brain gets really unhappy when the rhythmic motion of the windshield wipers doesn’t match the beat of a song. I guess I’m not alone, though, because Ian Charnas, who I’m declaring the greatest inventor of…Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Cars, Hacks, Windshield Wipers, Ian Charnas


How Google's Pixel 4 Is Trying to Stay Ahead in the Smartphone Camera Race

There was only one stand-out feature on the Pixel 3 phones: That fantastic (single-lens!) camera, which got better over time and made the Pixel 3a the best mid-ranger on the market too. Now Google has revealed the follow-ups, the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL—so can they keep the Pixels on top of the pile in terms of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Photography, Science, Samsung, Pixel, Smartphone Photography, Pixel 4


Study This Picture: F-35s Launching en Masse Terrifies North Korea

It is called an "Elephant Walk."
Tags: Science, Masse Terrifies North Korea


Antarctica Is Still Releasing Radiation from Cold War Nuclear Tests

There's 10 times as much chlorine as normal in some regions.
Tags: Science, Antarctica


It's Bomb Cyclone Time for the Northeast

Hurricane season may be winding down, but worry not, lovers of rapidly intensifying weather. Bomb cyclone season is upon us.Read more...
Tags: Science, Noreaster, Northeast, Bomb Cyclone, Weather Is Happening


Fresh Towels Are Fine, But What Your Overnight Guests Really Need Is An Easy Way to Charge Their Devices

When staying at someone else’s home; be it in a family member’s guest room, on a couch in a friend’s basement, or even at an Airbnb, I’ve found that there’s one simple thing that makes me think, “this person has their shit together.” I’m speaking, of course, about easily accessible USB charging ports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Usb, Charging, Hosting, Usb C, Phone Chargers


Democrat and Republican Voters Agree: Schools Need to Teach Sex Ed

Americans can apparently agree on at least one thing: Kids in school deserve good sex education.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Sex, Sex Education



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