TikTok Claps Back Against Senators' National Security Concerns

TikTok aimed to “set the record straight” Thursday in a company blog post detailing its practices after Congress raised national security concerns about the viral video app among other China-owned properties earlier this week. In it, TikTok maintained that its focus is entertainment, not politics, and no foreign…Read more...
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'World-class' surf lake opens near Bristol

The creators of the complex say it is powered 100% by renewable energy.
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Images reveal Iceland's glacier melt

A photography project has highlighted the extent of ice loss from Iceland’s largest glaciers.
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Henry Cavill Looks Sad at a Sword, at a Bar, and on a Horse in New Witcher Photos

Netflix said The Witcher is coming out this year. And yet the year is coming to a close and the show is not on its November release schedule. It seems like the rumored December release is true, which means fans still have weeks until they officially meet Geralt, Ciri, Yennifer, Roach, and the rest. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Henry Cavill, Witcher, The Witcher, Henry Cavill Looks Sad, Geralt Ciri Yennifer Roach

Microsoft Snipes Another Streamer From Twitch as Shroud Moves to Mixer

First, it was Ninja, and now it’s Shroud, as Microsoft has inked a deal that will have yet another one of Twitch’s most popular streamers switch exclusively to Mixer.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Livestreaming, Twitch, Streamers, Ninja, Mixer, Shroud, Shroud Moves To Mixer

Disney+ Won't Let Users Keep Downloaded Content After It Leaves the Platform [Updated]

Update 10/24 5:16 PM: A Disney spokesperson replying to Gizmodo’s request for confirmation told us that Disney CEO Bob Iger comments were misinterpreted when he said, “if you are a subscriber, you can download it and put it on a device and it will stay on that device as long as you continue to subscribe.” According to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Gizmodo, Bob Iger, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus

Russia building nuclear science center in Rwanda

Russia's state nuclear company Rosatom announced on Twitter today they have signed a deal with The Republic of Rwanda to build a center for nuclear science and technology. The Kremlin and the industries it controls are trying to expand in this Central African country and beyond, just like China is doing with its investments throughout the African continent. From Reuters: The center will also have a research water-cooled reactor with up to 10 MW capacity, Rosatom said. The deal, as Rosatom hop...
Tags: Post, Science, News, China, Russia, Africa, Turkey, South Africa, Ethiopia, Nuclear, Kremlin, Rwanda, Reuters, Cyril Ramaphosa, Republic of Rwanda, Rosatom

The 10 Best Deals of October 24, 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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Senators Warn That TikTok May Pose National Security Threat

It’s always been evident that cryptic malevolence lurks beneath the blasted “Johnny Johnny no Papa” TikTok meme. That peril may be national security risks.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Tom Cotton, Chuck Schumer, Johnny Johnny, Tick Tock Tiktok

Okay, But Can We Teach the Rats to Race?

Scientists have previously run experiments teaching rats how to play hide-and-seek. Now researchers at the University of Richmond in Virginia have managed to teach 17 rats how to drive tiny electric cars around in pursuit of food, with the rats apparently loving it.Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Virginia, Animals, Psychiatry, Rats, Behavioral Science, University of Richmond, 2 Rats 2 Furious

Disney+ Will Let You Keep Downloaded Content Even After It Leaves the Platform [Update]

Update 10/24 5:16 PM: A Disney spokesperson replying to Gizmodo’s request for confirmation told us that Disney CEO Bob Iger comments were misinterpreted when he said, “if you are a subscriber, you can download it and put it on a device and it will stay on that device as long as you continue to subscribe.” According to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Gizmodo, Bob Iger, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus

IBM quantum physics researchers make atoms dance on a needle’s point

IBM Research today revealed a breakthrough nanotechnology technique that allows researchers to position individual atoms and control their quantum properties. This could be a watershed moment on the path to generally useful quantum computers. The research team developed the technique in order to build a quantum computing simulator. Binary computers – like the kind you’re using to read this article on – only understand ones and zeros. They work like a light switch, they’re either on or off. Quant...
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Scientists Tricked Bacteria Into Cleaning Up a Polluted Aquifer in Spain

Scientists were able to coax local bacteria into cleaning up a polluted aquifer by injecting a safe, naturally occurring chemical into the water, according to a new study.Read more...
Tags: Science, Spain, Bacteria, Pollution, Environmental Science, Bioremediation, Chlorinated Ethenes

Amazon Web Services and NASA team up to stream video from space via the cloud

Amazon Web Services and NASA have demonstrated how cloud-based video processing can distribute live streams from space, with a shout-out from the International Space Station. The demonstration took center stage today in Los Angeles at the annual meeting of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, or SMPTE. Barbara Lange, SMPTE's executive director, told GeekWire that the members of her organization have a professional and personal interest in telling the story of space travel ...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Nasa, Amazon Web Services, GeekWire, Barbara Lange, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Behold the bare-handed bee whisperer who is saving the honeybees

Michael Thiele is 'rewilding' honeybees in California, returning them to more natural nest environments in order to help them survive.
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine explains how startups can help with Artemis Moon missions

At this week’s International Astronautical Congress, where the space industry, international space agencies and researchers from around the world convene to discuss the state of space technology and business, I asked NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about what role he sees for startups in contributing to his agency’s ambitious Artemis program. Artemis, named after Apollo’s twin sister Artemis, one the gods of Greek myth, is NASA’s mission to return human beings to the surface of the Moon...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Congress, Tech, Economy, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Orion, IAC, Mars, Aerospace, Apollo

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in November

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.Read more...
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Why Saving the Oceans Is as Vital as Protecting Rain Forests

Saving the oceans is key to fighting the climate crisis, according to Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a Brooklyn-born marine biologist and activist who is a rising figure in the climate movement.Johnson, 39, is the founder of Ocean Collectiv, a conservation consultancy, and of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank, and speaks frequently at TED Talks, climate rallies and her salons at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. Protecting the ocean is crucial for people at all economic levels, she said, not just bicoastal elite...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Brooklyn, Ocean, New York Times, United Nations, Patagonia, Johnson, Black Lives Matter, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Don, Fort Greene, Pioneer Works, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ocean Collectiv, Urban Ocean Lab

Incredible New Fossils Show How Quickly Mammals Took Over After Dinosaur Extinction

An absolute treasure trove of rare fossils has been uncovered in central Colorado. The collection reveals the stunning speed at which mammals emerged and diversified once the dinosaurs were gone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Mammals, Paleontology, Mass Extinctions, Dinosaur Extinction, Cretaceous Paleogene Mass Extinction

Science Isn’t Always Perfect—But We Should Still Trust It

From vaccinations to climate change, we make decisions every day that implicate us in scientific claims. Are genetically modified crops safe to eat? Do childhood vaccinations cause autism? Is climate change an emergency? In recent years, many of these issues have become politically polarized, with people rejecting scientific evidence that misaligns with their political preferences.…
Tags: Health, Books, Science, News, Uncategorized, Ideas

Fossil trove shows life’s fast recovery after big extinction

NEW YORK (AP) — A remarkable trove of fossils from Colorado has revealed details of how mammals grew larger and plants evolved after the cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs. The thousands of specimens let scientists trace that history over a span of 1 million years, a mere eyeblink in Earth’s lifespan. Sixty-six million years […]
Tags: New York, Science, News, Colorado, Earth, Nation

Earthworms' place on Earth mapped

The first global atlas of earthworms has been compiled to help protect the fauna beneath our feet.
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Oops, Trump's Commerce Secretary Did the Hillary Email Thing

The veritable parade of Trump administration officials facing scrutiny of their use of personal email for official business continues, this time with Commerce secretary and walking corruption scandal Wilbur Ross.Read more...
Tags: Transparency, Science, Technology, Email, Cybersecurity, Commerce, Donald Trump, Trump, Commerce Department, Wilbur Ross, Trump s Commerce, But The Emails, Wilbur Ross Read, Not Even Trying, Federal Records Act, Hillary Email Thing

Apple Patent Hints at AR Glasses With Transition-Like Lenses

If rumors are to be believed, we could be seeing augmented reality glasses from Apple sometime in 2020. That kind of hearsay is bolstered by a newly-released patent application, in which Apple describes a “head-mounted device with an adjustable opacity system.”Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Ar, Augmented Reality, Smart Glasses, Apple Glasses, This Is Basically Transition Lenses But Techier

US Air Force has developed unusual liquid metal conductor

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has developed a new form of liquid metal with very strange conductive properties. Usually, when a flexible, conductive material is stressed or stretched, its electrical conductivity drops and resistance increases when it's stress or stretched. Just the opposite, Air Force's novel "Polymerized Liquid Metal Networks... can be strained up to 700%, autonomously respond to that strain to keep the resistance between those two states virtually the same, and ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Materials, Military, Nanotechnology, Air Force, US Air Force, Materials Science, US Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL, Christopher Tabor, Not So Heavy Metals

Wikipedia Exposes Porn Performers to Stalking, Harassment—And Visits From CPS

Last week, a porn performer had Child Protective Services show up unannounced at her front door after an anonymous caller falsely claimed she was throwing “swinger parties” in front of her children. The caller lacked the kind of intimate knowledge one would expect of someone who personally knew the performer, who uses…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Wikipedia, Porn, Sex Work, Child Protective Services

Filtered Cigarettes Are One of the Worst Types of Pollution and We Should Ban Them, Experts Argue

Some scientists have had it up to here with cigarette butts, particularly those from cigarettes with filtered plastic tips. In a new op-ed this week, researchers have called for a global ban of filtered cigarettes, pointing out that the products aren’t any safer for us (as was once commonly advertised). In addition,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tobacco, Smoking, Pollution, Cigarettes, Cigarette Butts

Discover the Persian 11th Century Canon of Medicine, “The Most Famous Medical Textbook Ever Written”

It may never lend a catchy title to a steamy TV hospital drama, but Avicenna’s 11th-century Canon of Medicine has the distinction of being “the most famous medical textbook ever written.” It has remained, as William Osler wrote in a 1918 Yale lecture, “a medical bible for a longer time than any other work.” Completed in 1025, the compendium drew Greek, Roman, Arabic, Indian, and Chinese medical science together in five dense volumes of material informed by the theories of Galen and structured b...
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Save Big on Sorel With Up to 60% Off Select Styles

Up to 60% Off Select Styles | Sorel | Promo code SORELOCT2Read more...
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Disney+ Will Let You Keep Downloaded Content Even After It Leaves the Platform

Disney+ is making a more compelling case for itself seemingly by the day as it nears its release date. In yet another impressive reveal about the service, Walt Disney Company chief Bob Iger said this week that the enormous soon-to-launch streaming service will allow users to keep content on their devices even after it…Read more...
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