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David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Are No Longer Making Star Wars Movies

In a bit of shocking news that broke early Tuesday morning, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss are no longer making their Star Wars movies.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, Weiss, David Benioff, Db Weiss


FCC Proposes Banning U.S. Firms From Using Federal Subsidies to Purchase Huawei, ZTE Equipment

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with new restrictions on doing business with tech giants Huawei and ZTE, with chairman Ajit Pai setting a Nov. 19 date for vote on a proposal to bar U.S. firms that receive federal subsidies from purchasing the Chinese firms’ telecom equipment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Privacy, China, Cybersecurity, Federal Communications Commission, Espionage, Huawei, ZTE, Ajit Pai, Trade War, US China Trade War, Huawei ZTE Equipment


10 Werewolf Movies to Watch Before the Next Full Moon

Being a werewolf is generally messy—there’s that agonizingly painful transformation process, the total loss of self-control, and just having to deal with all that fur everywhere. Lycanthropes are full of angst, and movies—including these 10 essential picks—have always appreciated that about them.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bela Lugosi, Werewolves, Wolves, Michael J Fox, Teen Wolf, Lon Chaney Jr, Rick Baker, Neil Jordan, Jeph Loeb, John Landis, Joe Dante, The Howling, Liam Cunningham, Neil Marshall, An American Werewolf In London


Supergirl Completely Screwed James Olsen

James “Jimmy” Olsen got a raw deal. The character found on Supergirl was never the character from the comic books, and often never the same character from season to season of Supergirl. He was a soft and sweet love interest who wanted to keep Kara safe, until suddenly he was a grim vigilante or a weird duo with Lena…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Cw, Supergirl, Kara, Lena, James Olsen, Arrowverse, James `` Jimmy '' Olsen


Risks of cannabis use for mental health treatment outweigh benefits

New study shows evidence of positive outcomes is scarce while symptoms can be exacerbatedThe use of cannabis medicines to treat people with depression, anxiety, psychosis or other mental health issues cannot be justified because there is little evidence that they work or are safe, according to a major new study.A review of evidence from trials conducted over nearly 40 years, published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry,concludes that the risks outweigh the benefits. And yet, say the authors, they ...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Drugs, US, Society, UK News, Cannabis, Canada, Lancet Psychiatry


What's the Best Leaf Blower?

Fall is hands-down my favorite time of the year. Everything great happens during this season: crunchy leaves, apple cider doughnuts, cuffing season, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Black Friday (oh god, oh god, oh god please help me.) Read more...
Tags: Science, Coop, Co Op


Terminator: Dark Fate's 'New Sarah Connor' Is Ready to Lead

Natalia Reyes is the personification of the two biggest questions going into Terminator: Dark Fate. Reyes plays Dani, a young Mexican woman being hunted by a brand new Terminator. So question one is, what makes Dani so important? The second question comes from the man himself, Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator, Paramount, Mackenzie Davis, Reyes, Dani, Sarah Connor, Linda Hamilton, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Terminator Dark Fate, Arnold Schwarzenegger Read


A Painting Hanging Outside a French Woman's Kitchen For Decades Just Sold at Auction for $26.8 Million

A 10-inch painting that hung in a French woman’s kitchen for so long she had no idea how it came to be in her family’s possession was found to be the work of Italian artist Cimabue earlier this year. It was expected to sell at auction for upwards of $6 million, but this weekend it ended up selling for $26.8 million…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Auctions, Paintings, Cimabue, The Mocking Of Christ


Virgin Galactic soars and then levels off on first day as publicly traded space company

Like the rocket plane it operates, Virgin Galactic's stock price blasted off on its first day as a publicly traded company, and then glided to a somewhat lower altitude. The company, founded 15 years ago by British billionaire Richard Branson, now bills itself as the "world's first and only publicly traded commercial human spaceflight company." It went public today thanks to a merger with a special-purpose vehicle known as Social Capital Hedosophia, or SCH. SCH took on a 49% share of the...
Tags: Science, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, New York Stock Exchange, Social Capital Hedosophia, Virgin Galactic Holdings


Microsoft Has a Plan to Get You Locked Into the Next-Gen Xbox Now

The subscription wars are in full-swing but today, Microsoft offered a compelling reason to give it more of your money. The company reintroduced its Xbox All Access program for players in the U.S., UK, and Australia—which also includes the option to upgrade to its new console, Project Scarlett, once it hits shelves in…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Microsoft, Australia, Xbox One, Xbox, Consoles, Scarlett, This Has Been A Psa


MIT Researchers Taught Autonomous Cars to See Around Corners

Researchers at MIT are helping autonomous cars deliver on the promise of safer roads with a new trick that lets driverless vehicles see around corners to pre-emptively spot other vehicles or moving hazards that human drivers would never see coming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Cars, Research, Mit, Autonomous Vehicles, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Shadowcam, MIT Researchers Taught Autonomous Cars


Weatherwatch: cloud 'x-rays' seek to reveal anatomy of a storm

Satellite cameras are being used to penetrate thunderstorms and produce a map of their densityScientists have long used satellite cameras, such as the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), to count lightning flashes and monitor storms. Now Michael Petersen, of Los Alamos National Laboratory, is using the pulses of illumination to produce “fulminograms” showing clouds from inside.“The output resembles an x-ray image of the storm,” Petersen says. “When light must penetrate thick convective cells, ...
Tags: Science, Americas, Extreme Weather, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Petersen, Michael Petersen


The 10 Best Deals of October 28, 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


Hubble Spots a Ghoulish 'Face' in the Depths of Space

A ghostly countenance is glaring back at us through 704 million light-years of interstellar space, in what’s actually a galactic collision of epic proportions. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Galaxies, Galactic Collisions, Far Out Face, Ring Galaxies


Spider eyes inspire a new kind of depth-sensing camera

As robots and gadgets continue to pervade our everyday lives, they increasingly need to see in 3D — but as evidenced by the notch in your iPhone, depth-sensing cameras are still pretty bulky. A new approach inspired by how some spiders sense the distance to their prey could change that. Jumping spiders don’t have room in their tiny, hairy heads for structured light projectors and all that kind of thing. Yet they have to see where they’re going and what they’re grabbing in order to be effective p...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Harvard, Harvard University, Computer Vision, Optics, Depth Sensing, Spiders, Depth Sensor, Federico Capasso


Even Facebook Employees Think the Company's Political Speech Policy Is Awful

Mark Zuckerberg has been roundly criticized by the press and lawmakers for his company’s incongruous new policy allowing politicians to make false claims in advertising on the platform. Adding to that growing wave of dissent, according to the : some of Facebook’s own employees, who call the move “a…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Labor, Political Speech, Facebook Employees Think the Company


A Note to Our Readers

We have received a great deal of feedback from you, our readers, about the sound-on autoplay videos that have been inundating our sites. We want you to know that we hear you, that we take those complaints seriously, and that we, the writers, editors, and video producers of Gizmodo, are as upset with the current state…Read more...
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Reward Yourself For Working Out With an Extra 50% Off Sale and 30% Off Sitewide at Reebok

Extra 50% Off Sale and 30% Off Sitewide | Reebok | Promo code FLASHSALERead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Reebok, Reebok Deals


Copious Amounts of Cole Haan Are on Sale at Nordstrom Rack

Cole Haan Women’s Shoes, Men’s Shoes, Women’s Coats, Men’s Outerwear, Women’s Handbags & Accessories Flash Sales | Nordstrom RackRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Nordstrom, Science, Nordstrom Rack Deals, Cole Haan Deals


Maybe This Is How We Finally Get a Pixel Watch

Looks like Google is getting ready for a serious dive back into wearables. Both Reuters and CNBC are reporting that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has made an offer to acquire Fitbit. Yes, that Fitbit. Read more...
Tags: Google, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers, Cnbc, Alphabet, Reuters, Alphabet Google, Pixel Watch, I Might Be Dead Before The Pixel Watch Shows Up


Healthy diet means a healthy planet, study shows

Healthier food choices almost always benefit environment as well, according to analysisEating healthy food is almost always also best for the environment, according to the most sophisticated analysis to date.The researchers said poor diets threaten society by seriously harming people and the planet, but the latest research can inform better choices. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Society, World news, Farming


Probing the Universe's Dark Energy with a super-telescope

A super telescope has begun the most detailed observation of the Universe ever undertaken.
Tags: Science, Universe s Dark Energy


South Africa Rations Water As it Tries to Avoid 'Day Zero' Again

South African residents are being urged to use their water sparingly as hot, dry weather pushes the country toward another water shortage. The South African Minister of Human Settlements, Water, and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu made the announcement Monday at a press conference to address the issue.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Drought, South Africa, Lindiwe Sisulu, Day Zero


Instagram Removes Fictional Depictions of Self-Harm and Suicide

Instagram announced on Sunday that it’s banning drawings, memes, video, and comics that portray self-harm and suicide, as well as “other imagery that may not show self-harm or suicide, but does include associated materials or methods.” This adds to its preexisting policy of prohibiting content which promotes or…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram


Scientists Find New Crustacean Species Living in Whale Shark's Gills

Japanese scientists have discovered a new species of crustacean in the gills of a shark, according to a recent paper.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Biology, New Species, Whale Sharks


The GoPro Max Makes Shooting 360-Degree Video Dead Simple

Two years ago, GoPro took its first stab at a 360-degree action camera with the GoPro Fusion. It wasn’t a particularly good stab. It was bulky, it required two micro SD cards, and the footage was a royal pain to work with. In the intervening years, we’ve seen decent 360 cameras from the likes of Garmin, Insta360, and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Gopro, Action Cameras, Garmin, 360 Degree Video, Max, 360 Video, 360 Degree Camera, Gopro Max


Cyclone Kyarr, the Strongest Storm on Earth, Is Breaking All Sorts of Records

The northern hemisphere’s quietest tropical cyclone basin is currently going off. Cyclone Kyarr formed on Thursday and quickly spun up in the Indian Ocean into the most powerful storm on the planet. While the storm won’t have a huge impact on land, it’s already making its present felt in the record books in what’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Records, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Tropical Cyclones, Cyclone Kyarr


US air force's mystery space plane back on Earth after secret two-year mission

Air force quiet on what plane did in orbit for 780 daysOfficials say mission completed its objectivesThe air force’s mystery space plane is back on Earth, following a record-breaking two-year mission. Related: Virgin Galactic launches (on the New York Stock Exchange) Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, US, World news, US news, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, US military, New York Stock Exchange Continue


The Creators Behind Game of Thrones Apparently Had No Idea What They Were Doing

Regardless of how you feel about how the climax of Game of Thrones ultimately came together, it’d be foolish to not at least acknowledge that there are reasons the HBO show became one of the biggest televisual events of the last decade. At a recent talk for the Austin Film Festival, however, it seems that D.B. Weiss…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Hbo, Science, Disney, Game Of Thrones, Lucasfilm, George Rr Martin, David Benioff, Db Weiss, Austin Film Festival


First Mode joins Arizona State’s team to flesh out a plan for a marathon moon rover

Seattle-based First Mode is working with Arizona State University and other partners to draw up a concept for a rover that could travel more than 1,100 miles across the moon's surface over a four-year period. NASA is funding the concept study, which is due next June. The rover, dubbed Intrepid, would travel farther than any previous rover in NASA's history to check out more than 100 sites for signs of lunar water ice. The mission's proposed landing site is in the Reiner Gamma region,...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Seattle, Arizona State University, Arizona State, Reiner Gamma



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