Rick and Morty Side-Eyes Stranger Things With a Suitably Cheeky Title Reveal

Everything about Rick and Morty’s fourth season has been an event, from its limbo, to its mere existence, to its renewal—and that’s even before we get to actually see the damn thing. So why not treat episode titles with the same haughty status as Netflix does for its own critical genre darling, Stranger Things?Read more...
Tags: Adult Swim, Science, Netflix, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Stranger Things

Sheryl Sandberg: We Let Politicians Lie in Facebook Ads for the 'Discourse,' Not the Money

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg denied that the company’s forays into political ads⁠ have anything to do with financial gain at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Tags: Facebook, Elections, Science, Technology, Los Angeles, Dark Money, Vanity Fair, Sheryl Sandberg, Political Ads, Election Interference

Terminator: Dark Fate's Post-Judgment Day Future Is Female, and We're Here for It

Terminator: Dark Fate is an engaging story about three, tremendously powerful women. That’s it. That’s the review. (Ok, not really...)Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Robots, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator, Paramount, Cyborgs, Mackenzie Davis, Tim Miller, Linda Hamilton, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Terminator Dark Fate

LabGenius raises $10M to use AI for protein drug discovery

LabGenius, a London-based startup applying AI and “robotic automation” to protein drug discovery, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Lux Capital and Obvious Ventures, with participation from Felicis Ventures, Inovia Capital, Air Street Capital and existing investors. Also investing is Recursion Pharmaceuticals’ founder and CEO Chris Gibson, as well as Inovia Capital General Partner Patrick Pichette, who was formerly Google’s CFO. Lux Capital’s Zavain Dar and Ob...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Science, London, Tech, Obvious Ventures, Chris Gibson, Field, Matt Clifford, Lux Capital, Patrick Pichette, Recursion Pharmaceuticals, LabGenius

Blood pressure drugs work far better if taken at night, study shows

‘Chronotherapy’ benefits of bedtime doses discovered in huge trial Taking blood pressure medication at bedtime rather than on waking halves the risk of events such as heart attack and stroke, a major study has revealed.Experts say the findings could potentially transform the way such medications are prescribed, but questions remain, not least why taking the medication at night has such a profound effect. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Spain, Society, Heart Disease, Stroke, Medical Research, Heart Attack

The Best Things Xbox One Has Done This Generation

This console generation, sales for the Xbox One are estimated to be around 47 million units behind sales for the PlayStation 4. That’s a huge gap that Microsoft isn’t likely to close before we learn more about the next generation of consoles next year, but it isn’t because the Xbox One failed to innovate, or come up…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Xbox, Kotaku Core

Microsoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRL

Microsoft’s latest VR experiment is going to appeal to those who had to settle for living in a less than appealing neighborhood to take advantage of cheap rent. Called DreamWalker, it’s a virtual reality rig that lets the user experience a completely different VR while they’re walking through the real one.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Research, Vr, Virtual Reality, Dreamwalker

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make It Easier to Log Off Facebook Forever

Three senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to make it easier for people to get off large social media networks like Facebook and YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Youtube, Data Collection, Josh Hawley

The 'startling' reason whales could be worth $2 million each

Economists with the IMF crunched the numbers to quantify the economic value of a whale's life; what they found is astonishing.
Tags: Science, News, Imf

Elon Musk on His Space Internet: 'Whoa, It Worked'

It’ll require a few more years—and thousands of more satellites—before SpaceX’s Starlink internet constellation achieves full functionality, but that didn’t stop Elon Musk from participating in an early test of the system, which apparently worked.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Telecommunications, Satellites, StarLink, Satellite Constellations

The 10 Best Deals of October 22, 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

Exxon Isn't the Only Fossil Fuel Giant Getting Its Ass Sued

The New York Attorney General’s office has been pursuing Exxon for years for everything from climate denial to fraud. The oil company that made billions while funding climate denial has tried to avoid ending up in court. But despite its best efforts, Exxon went on trial in a New York courtroom on Tuesday over claims…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Fossil Fuels, Exxon, Big Oil, Exxon Knew, Climate Lawsuits

Why a robot that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube one-handed has the AI community at war

OpenAI, a non-profit co-founded by Elon Musk, recently unveiled its newest trick: A robot hand that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube. Whether this is a feat of science or mere prestidigitation is a matter of some debate in the AI community right now. In case you missed it, OpenAI posted an article on its blog last week titled “Solving Rubik’s Cube With a Robot Hand.” Based on this title, you’d be forgiven if you thought the research discussed in said article was about solving Rubik’s Cube with a robot h...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Science, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots

WeWork Founder Given $1.7 Billion to LeaveWork

Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann is reportedly set to make a stupid amount of money in a deal meant to help the business he co-founded stay afloat. Read more...
Tags: Science, Softbank, WeWork, Adam Neumann, Wegrow Wework Welive Wedie

Mark Zuckerberg to Throw Shit at Wall, See What Sticks

The guy who just last week tried to claim his data sieve social network could have prevented the Iraq War is at it again. And by “it” I mean talking out of his ass in public. Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Iraq, Libra, Mark Tell US If Crypto Is Short For Cryptography

The incredible reason whales could be worth $2 million each

Economists with the IMF crunched the numbers to quantify the economic value of a whale's life; what they found is astonishing.
Tags: Science, News, Imf

Facebook's Business Falls Under the Microscope of 47 Attorneys General

Forty-seven state attorneys general have now joined a sweeping investigation into Facebook’s business practices aimed at determining whether the company has engaged in anti-competitive behavior, ignored privacy laws, or violated any other laws, according to the New York Attorney General’s office.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Science, Doj, Facebook Antitrust

Radical light and sound wave therapy could slow Alzheimer's

Tests at MIT have shown a boost to the activity of the brain’s immune cellsDoctors in the US have launched a clinical trial to see whether exposure to flickering lights and low frequency sounds can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.A dozen patients enrolled in the trial will have daily one-hour sessions of the radical therapy which researchers hope will induce brain activity that protects against the disorder. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, Mit, Alzheimer's

Company claims it can analyze a person’s DNA for traces of homosexuality

A tech startup called Insolent.AI wants people to pay $5.50 for the privilege of handing over their DNA to be analyzed for gayness. Seriously. 122 Shades of Gray is a new app that claims it can predict a person’s sexual orientation by analyzing data from a commercial DNA test, like those offered by 23andMe or MyHeritage. “My thoughts on this app is that it is garbage,” Deanna Church, genetics expert and Senior Director of Applications, Mammalian at the biotech company Inscripta, tells Futuris...
Tags: Science, Life, Lifestyle, Tech, App, Gray, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gay Gene, Inscripta, 122 Shades of Gray, Deanna Church, Katayoun Chamany

Skin for Computers Modeled After Real Human Flesh

Bristol Interaction Group’s biomimicry research project, Skin-On Interfaces, has delivered the uncanny: skin for electronics that’s modeled after and closely resembles real flesh. Composed of silicone layers, molded with human-like wrinkles, the epidermis can be squeezed, stroked and twisted. These actions trigger a reaction from the grid of electrode wires (the same as you’d find in any smartphone touchscreen) beneath the skin. In many ways, …
Tags: Science, Design, Tech, Smartphones, Devices, Phones, Biomimicry, Linkaboutit, Bristol Interaction Group, Epidermis

FDA approves 'miracle' treatment for cystic fibrosis

Esiason, the son of former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, has been living with CF since 1993, and, in an interview with ABC News, said that the disease didn't significantly affect his life until he was a college student. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive genetic disorder that results in a dysfunctional protein called CFTR that transports chloride and water across cell membranes.
Tags: Science, NFL, Fda, Abc News, Boomer Esiason, Esiason

The Most Bullshit Health and Wellness Fads of the Decade

As 2019 creeps ever closer to its merciful end, there’s plenty we’re glad to be leaving in the rearview mirror. Much of the last decade—particularly the tail end of it—has felt like a haunted carnival funhouse in which each new room serves up a surreal and previously unimaginable horror. This was also true of the last…
Tags: Science, Diets, Vaping, Fasting, Biohacking, Goop, Microdosing, Bad Trends

The Bacteria That Cause Stomach Ulcers Are Becoming Drug-Resistant, Too

A common bacterial infection that causes stomach ulcers and cancer has gotten increasingly harder to fend off, according to new preliminary research out this week. In Europe, it suggests, strains of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori have become more resistant to the first-line drugs used to kill it over the past 20…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Bacteria, Ulcers, Infectious Diseases, Antibiotics, Drug resistance, Superbugs, Helicobacter

Ozone Hole is The Smallest It’s Ever Been

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have monitored the ozone hole since 1982, and are now reporting it shrunk to its smallest recorded size in late September. Currently measuring 3.9 million square miles, the hole decreasing in size is great news (especially for the Southern Hemisphere) as the ozone layer protects our planet from “harmful ultraviolet radiation that can cause skin cancer and …
Tags: Space, Science, Design, Environment, Climate, Global Warming, Nasa, Culture, Pollution, Noaa, Linkaboutit, Southern Hemisphere

Air Pollution Is Increasing for the First Time in a Decade Under Trump

After a decade of improvements in air pollution, the U.S. is backsliding. And that means more people are dying prematurely, according to new research. The paper authors don’t point to a specific reason why the increase happened, but the numbers are clear that it occurred under the presidency of Donald Trump. Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Donald Trump, Trump, Dammit, Trump Administration, Particulate Matter

TikTok Boots Dozens of ISIS Accounts

For years, the Islamic State has used popular social media platforms networks Facebook, Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube to recruit across the world—so of course, TikTok, one of the fastest-growing platforms, has been used to push ISIS propaganda. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Science, Islamic State, Social Media, Tiktok, Facebook Telegram Twitter

Gmail's Dark Theme Is Finally Here for Android 10

While Google announced a new dark theme was coming to Gmail late last month, it appears the rollout has arrived for Android 10 devices as of last night.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Gmail, Dark Mode, Ios 13, Android 10, This Has Been A Psa

Aye-Ayes Have Been Hiding a Secret Sixth Finger This Whole Time

Aye-ayes are among the strangest primates on Earth, with their oversized ears, spider-like hands, and—as new research shows—a previously undetected sixth finger.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Earth, Evolution, Primates, Madagascar, Aye Ayes, Pseudothumbs

Delete Those Scooter Apps and Just Buy an Electric Scooter For $330

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter (White) | $330 | Woot
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Swagtron Deals, Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter White

Google And Facebook Are Reading Your License Plates

For years I’ve gone back and forth over the practice of obscuring license plates on photos on the internet. License plates are already publicly-viewable things, so what’s the point in obscuring them, right? Well, now I think there actually is a good reason to obscure your license plates in photos because it appears…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Privacy, License Plates

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