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Watchmen's Latest Twist Shouldn't Be a Surprise to Anyone

The story taking place in Watchmen’s present is informed by that world’s past—one similar to ours where groups of white supremacists have terrorized black people across the world for centuries. At times, the show assumes you know this fact to be true but in others, like the opening moments of this week’s episode, …Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Police, Dc Comics, Racism, Terrorism, Police Brutality, Warner Bros, Oklahoma, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, TV Recap, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Tulsa, Watchmen


The Survivors of The Walking Dead Have a New Worst Enemy: Themselves

As anyone who’s been living through the zombie apocalypse knows, everything falls apart eventually. Fortifications. Relationships. Communities. Morality. Anything people can build can also be destroyed…and unfortunately, that includes the civilization that Rick and so many others worked so hard to establish.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Zombies, TV Recap, Rick, Walkingdeadrecap


Lessons from 15-year rover mission: Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — For 15 years, planetary scientist Steve Squyres' life revolved around Mars, with good reason. He was the principal investigator for one of the longest-running NASA missions on the surface of another world, executed by the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity. If anyone has a sense of the lay of the land on the Red Planet, it'd be Squyres. So what does he think of the idea of setting up permanent cities on Mars? "My take on this one is no, I don't think so," Squyres...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Spirit, Mars, Red Planet, Penn State University, Squyres, Steve Squyres


Brazil oil spill leaves local fishermen in the lurch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Holding his breath for 90 seconds, Arivaldo Sousa dives to depths of up to 65 feet (20 meters) to haul lobsters from the seafloor off Bahia state, one of tens of thousands of fishermen who make a living from the rich waters in one of Brazil’s top tourist destinations. Now […]
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Scientist Alexander von Humboldt was v influential and v forgettable (sad)

Alexander von Humboldt sought to see and understand everything. By the time he drew his self-portrait at age 45, Humboldt had tutored himself in every branch of science, spent more than five years on a 6,000-mile scientific trek through South America, pioneered new methods for the graphical display of information, set a world mountain climbing record that stood for 30 years and established himself as one of the world’s most famous scientists, having helped to define many of today’s natural scien...
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Oktoberfest 'produces 10 times as much methane as Boston'

First analysis of environmental impact of Munich festival reveals extent of emissionsFor the millions of people who descend on Munich for the annual bash, Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer, bands and bratwurst.But as the dust settles for another year on the world’s largest folk festival, and die Bierleichen (“beer corpses”) return to the land of the living, environmental scientists have released the first analysis of methane emissions from the 16-day party. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Climate Change, Germany, Environment, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Oktoberfest 'produces 10 times as much methane as the city of Boston'

First analysis of the environmental impact of the Munich festival reveals emissions costFor the millions of people who descend on Munich for the annual booze-drenched bash, Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer, bands and bratwurst.But as the dust settles for another year on the world’s largest folk festival, and die Bierleichen return to the land of the living, environmental scientists have released the first analysis of methane emissions from the 16-day party. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Climate Change, Germany, Environment, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Here's a Rare Discount on the Most Comfortable Boots You've Ever Tried

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How are implicit biases holding us back?

Girls and women who are talented in STEM subjects are often invisible, notes Allison Stanger, who shares an example from her own life. A female may be equally good at mathematics and verbal skills, yet they are only praised and encouraged on the merits of their humanities aptitude.Encouraging women in STEM from an early age is increasingly important within fields like artificial intelligence, where we are seeing that if you pursue a purely scientific or engineering solution, the technology can g...
Tags: Work, Gender, Math, Science, Technology, Education, Washington, Women, America, Engineering, Innovation, Men, Inequality, Trump, Allison Stanger


Climate change created today’s HUGE crocodiles

What does the term crocodylian bring to mind? A big reptile with a chomping jaw? Crocodylians are the 27 species of crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials that live all over Earth today, except for in Europe and Antarctica. There are some smaller species, but these top predators are usually big, at least 2 meters long. They also share a general shape and look – for instance, how easily can you tell an alligator and a crocodile apart? The fossil record of crocodylians is much richer, though...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Science, Earth, Antarctica, Syndication


Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A young Dutch inventor is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage before it reaches the seas. The 25-year-old university dropout Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup to develop and deploy a system […]
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Technology, News, Nation, Pacific Ocean, Boyan Slat, Ocean Cleanup, Rotterdam Netherlands



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