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Watch the first all-female spacewalking team fix faulty power unit on space station

Friday's first all-female spacewalk is coming later than expected, and also earlier than expected. It's later, because the original plan for the first scheduled pairing of two spacewalking women had to be called off in March when NASA decided they couldn't get two medium-size spacesuit torsos ready on schedule. Instead, the spacewalk lineup was shuffled to have the women working alongside male crewmates. From a different perspective, the team-up of spacewalkers Christina Koch and Jes...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Christina Koch, Jessica Meir


That New Viral Face App Sucks, But It Got One Thing Right

All those celebrity look-alikes you’ve been seeing on your timeline Thursday come courtesy of the internet’s latest collective obsession: Gradient, a barely week-old photo editing app that went viral after a few choice influences promoted this new feature on Instagram. According to the Google Play store, it already…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Apps, Science, Privacy And Security, FaceApp, Gradient


California unveils early warning earthquake app

The app, created by the University of California, Berkeley, and unveiled on the 30th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta quake, uses ground motion sensors located across the state to detect the start of earthquakes before humans can feel them. "Nothing can replace families having a plan for earthquakes and other emergencies," Governor Gavin Newsom said in unveiling the warning system.
Tags: Science, California, University Of California Berkeley, Gavin Newsom, Loma Prieta


Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.
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Fat Can Build Up in the Lungs, Study Finds, Which May Explain Obesity-Asthma Link

For people living with obesity and excess weight, fat around the belly may not be the only thing to worry about. A new study out Thursday seems to show that fat can build up in a person’s lung airways, too. The discovery may help explain why some health problems like asthma are more common or worse in obese and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Asthma, Lungs


Tax The Hell Out Of Frequent Flyers

Flying, as I have written before, is one of the more vexing climate-related problems facing transportation. There are no good answers for cleaning up aviation except to fly a whole lot less, reversing the massive growth in the aviation industry over the last several decades that is projected to continue for several…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airplanes, Eat The Rich, Emissions, Planelopnik, Environment Climate


Hear Me Out: Super Bees

The bee population is plummeting and the ecosystems and food systems that depend on their pollination are declining. One startup’s solution to the incoming beepocalypse is to make better bees. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bees, Buzz, Save The Bees, Beeflow


The 10 Best Deals of October 17, 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


Juul Is Halting the Online Sale of Your Beloved Mango and Cucumber Pods

Juul announced on Thursday that it is pausing the sale of all non-tobacco and non-methanol pod flavors the U.S., meaning that those sweet, fruity flavors are—at least for now—no longer available in its online store.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Smoking, Cigarettes, Vaping, Juul


New Satellite Pics Show Curiosity and InSight Hard at Work on Mars

New images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are providing fresh views of NASA’s Insight lander and Curiosity rover on the Martian surface.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Mars, Curiosity Rover, Curiosity, Insight Lander, HiRise, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter


Gab and Twitter Served With Search Warrants Over Neo-Nazi Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Federal authorities served search warrants to social network and white supremacist haven Gab as well as Twitter in an investigation into a neo-Nazi arrested for child pornography in Boulder, Colorado.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Police, Social Media, Law Enforcement, Child Pornography, White Supremacy, Neo Nazis, Gab


Give Your Old Hard Drive or SSD New Life With This $8 Enclosure

Aukey 2.5" USB Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure | $8 | Amazon | Promo code LUWHFLCQRead more...
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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Have Prevented the Iraq War

Addressing a group of rightfully bored-looking Georgetown students, one of whom was allegedly escorted out for failing to silence their phone, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his much-anticipated speaking engagement today primarily to try to rewrite the history of his data collection company. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Georgetown, FanFiction, Zuckerberg Georgetown Speech


Study: California’s big July quakes strain major fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move. Research published Thursday in the journal Science says the earthquake sequence ended a few miles from the Garlock […]
Tags: Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Research, Ap, Nation, Southern California, Garlock


Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will make "HERstory," as NASA is calling it, with the first all-female spacewalk. All four men aboard the International Space Station will remain inside, as Koch and Meir go out to replace a broken battery charger.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Koch, Meir, Christina Koch, Jessica Meir


These Are Our Readers' Six Favorite Halloween Candies

Obviously, there’s not one objectively “best” Halloween candy (or is there??), but that’s not going to stop us from voting for a pointless prize! The six candies below got the most stars in our nomination round, but which one would you most like to see in a trick or treat bucket? Be sure to vote at the bottom of the…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Candy


First All-Women Spacewalk Scheduled for Tomorrow Morning

NASA has rescheduled its first all-women spacewalk for this Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Women In Science, Human Spaceflight, Spacewalks


Modern Humans Inherited Even More DNA from Neanderthals and Denisovans Than We Thought

A comprehensive analysis of DNA from modern Melanesian people suggests an assortment of mutated genes inherited from extinct Neanderthals and Denisovans provided evolutionary advantages, such as the ability to consume new foods and avoid infections, among other important benefits.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dna, Genetics, Anthropology, Evolution, Neanderthals, Denisovans, Human Evolution, Human Origins, Archaeogenetics, Hominins, Melanesians


Mars lander’s digger is burrowing again after snag

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Mars lander’s digger is burrowing into the red planet again after hitting a snag seven months ago. NASA said Thursday the mechanical mole has penetrated three-quarters of an inch (2 centimeters) over the past week. While just a baby step, scientists are thrilled with the progress. The German device […]
Tags: Science, News, Nasa, Nation, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla


A brief history of The Zone, the sci-fi idea that swallows everything

Infinite Scroll is a series about the increasingly blurry lines between the internet, pop culture, and the real world.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Zone, Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker, Annihilation, Roadside Picnic, Infinite Scroll


Blue Light from LEDs Can Rot the Brains of Fruit Flies, Study Finds

The blue light that emanates from every smartphone and fluorescent bulb isn’t thought to be great for our health, particularly the health of our eyes. But a new study in fruit flies suggests that blue light can even be harmful to brains and speed up aging—again, in fruit flies. There’s a very long way to go before we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Screens, Brains, Blue Light, Flies


Robert Pattinson's Batman Will Fight Paul Dano's Riddler

When a Jonah Hill leaves, a Paul Dano swoops in, apparently.Read more...
Tags: Science, Casting, Robert Pattinson, Batman, Warner Bros, Jonah Hill, DC Entertainment, Paul Dano, Matt Reeves, The Batman, The Riddler


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Review: The Last of a Dying Breed

They just don’t make Android tablets like they used to. Actually, a lot of companies don’t bother making them at all nowadays. With more and more consumers opting for hybrid devices, Chrome OS has become a more popular choice for 2-in-1 tablets, while other companies, including Google, have gotten out of the tablet…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Android, Science, Samsung, Tablets, Dex, 2 In 1s, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Review, Galaxy Tab S6


This Brainless Blob Can Solve Puzzles, Sleep and More

Officially on display at the Paris Zoo from 19 October, this unicellular organism will be the first-ever “brainless blob” to be showcased in a zoo. Despite not having a brain, the mass can complete a bevy of tasks from improvising music to maneuvering through a maze, remembering which food it likes best, and crossing a bridge covered in a hazardous chemical. While it’s new for …
Tags: Science, Design, Zoos, Research, Culture, Paris, Scientists, Linkaboutit, Researchers, Paris Zoo, Physarum Polycephalum, Unicellular Organism


How Elizabeth Hurley’s Magical Arrival Steps Up Runaways’ Game

Marvel and Hulu’s Runaways has adapted some really cool stuff from the comics (see: Old Lace) but so far it’s kept things mysterious as far as magic is concerned. Thankfully, the arrival of Elizabeth Hurley’s Morgan le Fay next season leaves little doubt: Magic is real.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Streaming, Runaways, Hulu, Gregg Sulkin, Elizabeth Hurley, New York Comic Con, Josh Schwartz, Allegra Acosta, Virginia Gardner, Lyrica Okano, Morgan le Fay, New York Comic Con 2019


Netflix Sued Over Depiction of Controversial Police Interrogation Technique

The firm that officially licenses and teaches a controversial police interrogation method known as the “Reid technique” has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix and filmmaker Ava DuVernay for the portrayal of the method in the film When They See Us about the Central Park Five.Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Netflix, Ava Duvernay, Reid Technique, When They See Us, Central Park Five Read


Wow! Studio Ghibli Movies Will Stream on the Upcoming HBO Max

The streaming rights to the works of Studio Ghibli have long been a complicated and arcane thing. It has seemed like an impossibility to have anything even remotely near a complete archive of the beloved animation house’s work available to stream. We’re in the age of the streaming wars, however, and the impossible is…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Warner Bros, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus, HBO Max


What the hell is a "dimension" anyway?

Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, author of Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime, explains the concept of a "dimensions" at five different levels of complexity. Dr. Carroll sure has a big brane.
Tags: Video, Science, News, Physics, Carroll, Caltech, Spacetime, Sean Carroll, Explainer Videos


Tasmanian tiger: thought to be extinct yet sighted two months ago

In 1936, the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was declared to be extinct. Yet in the last three years, there have been eight reported sightings according to Tasmania's Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. I hope it's true. From CNN: While stories abound that some continue to live in the remote wilds of Tasmania, an island state off Australia's south coast, there has been no hard evidence to support this -- only claims of sightings, like the ones newly rele...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Australia, Animals, Washington Dc, Zoology, Tasmania, Cryptozoology, Cryptids, Department of Primary Industries Parks Water


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.
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