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NTSB Finds Uber Self-Driving Car in Fatal Crash Saw Victim, But Wasn't Programmed to Handle Jaywalkers

Federal investigators have determined an Uber self-driving car that killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018 lacked programming to either recognize or respond to the presence of jaywalkers on the road, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Science, Technology, Safety, Bloomberg, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Driving Cars, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


Democrat Appears to Win Kentucky Governor Race After Republican Incumbent Doubles Down on Abortion

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear appears to have won the Kentucky gubernatorial election, besting Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. Bevin, who’d initially hinged his campaign on fighting the Affordable Care Act, pivoted to attacking Beshear’s support of abortion rights shortly before the election, with the…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Kentucky, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Republican, Matt Bevin, Beshear, Andy Beshear, Matt Bevin Bevin


Suspect on ATV Leads Philly Police on Winding Chase After Double Shooting

A man riding an ATV and suspected by authorities of involvement in a fatal shooting led police on a chase through the streets of Philadelphia on Tuesday night, NBC Philadelphia reported.
Tags: Science, Crime, News, Police, Law Enforcement, Philadelphia, ATV, NBC Philadelphia, Car chase, Atv Chase, ATV Leads Philly Police


Boeing proposes lunar lander for NASA crews, rivaling Blue Origin (and SpaceX?)

Boeing says it has submitted its proposal for a lunar lander capable of putting astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024, joining a competition that includes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture and most likely SpaceX as well. Today marked the deadline for submissions. NASA says it's aiming to select at least two proposed landing systems by January for further development. Two separate teams could be selected to build landers for moon missions in 2024 and 2025. NASA envisio...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Boeing


Dinner at Zuckerberg's Leaves Civil Rights Organizers 'Cautiously Hopeful'

After seven years of lobbying Facebook to address the rampant hatred that continues to choke the most powerful social media platform in the world, top officials at several prominent civil rights organizations on Monday finally got a meeting with the boss.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Civil Rights, Zuckerberg, Online hate


Study: Darwin may have gotten the origin of life wrong

Charles Darwin, according to historical records, was never quite certain about the origin of life. He posited life could have spontaneously formed in a ‘warm pool of water’ with the proper chemical makeup. In lieu of a better explanation, we’ve sort of just gone with that for the past two centuries. A team of researchers from University College London have a different theory. They’ve recreated the primordial circumstances under which the ‘spark’ of life might have happened, and they believe it o...
Tags: Startups, Science, Insights, Charles Darwin, Darwin, University College London


Report: Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell Could Be Batman's New Alfred and Penguin

The Bat has his cat. He has his commissioner. He has an enigma. And now, he has someone to serve droll wit and excellent tea, and a fishy foe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Casting, Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Penguin, Colin Farrell, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Matt Reeves, The Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, The Penguin


AT&T to Pay $60 Million Settlement Over Accusations of Data Throttling

AT&T is set to pay a pretty large chunk of change to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company sold unlimited data plans that were not, in fact, unlimited—far from it, in fact.Read more...
Tags: Science, Att, Data Plans, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, AT T


Henry Kissinger Warns That AI Will Fundamentally Alter Human Consciousness

Speaking in Washington, D.C. earlier today, former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger said he’s convinced of AI’s potential to fundamentally alter human consciousness—including changes in our self-perception and to our strategic decision-making. He also slammed AI developers for insufficiently thinking through…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Washington, Defense, National Security, Ai, Henry Kissinger, Strategic Weapons


Vegetables Do Not Have Gender

Have you heard that female watermelons are sweeter than male ones? That male eggplants are less bitter than female ones? That male peppers have fewer seeds? Well, you heard wrong. Read more...
Tags: Food, Gardening, Science, Vegetables, Plants, Lifehacks, The More You Know


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George Church and Rejuvenate Bio’s Combination Gene Therapy Paper

Nextbigfuture has been eagerly awaiting the publication of the research paper on the scientific results of the combination gene therapy experiments by George Church and the team at Rejuvenate Bio.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, World, Innovation, Longevity, Life Extension, George Church, Gene Therapy, Antiaging, Rejuvenate Bio, Medicine Science


A Look Inside the New, Complete Retelling of Game of Thrones' Epic Journey

The war for Westeros has been won, and regardless of how you feel about how it all played out, Game of Thrones is over. If you want to reminisce about the show without spending a gabillion hours doing a rewatch, io9 has an exclusive look inside a gorgeous new book that will let you do just that.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Exclusive, Preview, Westeros, Chronicle Books, Game Of Thrones A Guide To Westeros And Beyond


T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Gets Official Approval From the FCC

After more than a year in review and several extensions, the FCC has finally given the T-Mobile Sprint merger its final approval. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Carriers, 5g, Wireless Plans, T Mobile Sprint, New T Mobile, T Mobile Sprint Merger, T Mobile Sprint Merger Gets Final Greenlight


Climate change alters Highland red deer gene pool

Scientists say they have seen "evolution in action" in the Highlands because of warmer temperatures.
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You should change your area of expertise every 10 years. Here’s why.

People often mistake young minds as having a prerogative in making great scientific discoveries. However, finding innovative solutions is less a matter of youth and more about having a fresh take on things, a subject. One tip in developing innovative solutions is to venture off from your original field of study — in that tangent, you'll be able to grasp things with a "fresh" take. You may be able to spot incongruities or connections that others have overlooked because of their overfamiliarity.To...
Tags: Science, Learning, Aging, Discovery, Brain, Creativity, Innovation, Einstein, Lee Smolin


Breaking: Earth Hot

October is a time for pumpkin spice lattes, scarves—and record-breaking heat. Yup, October 2019 was the hottest October ever documented, but c’mon, does that surprise anyone anymore?Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, October, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Record Breakers


7 Things to Remember About The Shining Before Seeing Doctor Sleep

We know. A sequel to The Shining sounds like a terrible idea. And under different circumstances, maybe it would be. But Doctor Sleep, which hits theaters this week, comes with a stamp of approval not just from Stephen King, who wrote the original books, but the Stanley Kubrick estate, too. Both aided writer-director…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Horror, Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Warner Bros, The Shining, Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep


Microsoft Tried Out a 4-Day Workweek and Hot Damn, It Worked

Microsoft’s Japan offices recently experimented with shorter work weeks, and the results provide a glimmer of hope that large companies can alter the workweek and save us from collectively burning out. Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Microsoft, Work Life Balance, Burnout, Big Tech


This Miroco Lamp Made Me Actually Believe In Light Therapy Lamps

People used to worship the sun.Read more...
Tags: Science, Miroco Light Therapy Lamp, Therapy Lamp


Satellite Captures Awful Scar Left by California’s Historic Kincade Fire

California’s Kincade Fire is into its 30th day, and mercifully the blaze is now mostly contained. The scope of the damage, however, has been extensive, as this disturbing new satellite image reveals.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, California wildfires, Kincade Fire, 2019 California Wildfires


Someone Stuffed an Original NES With a Smaller NES and Its Own Built-in Projector

Like the gaming version of a turducken (those Thanksgiving abominations with a chicken and a duck stuffed inside a turkey) but less horrifying, YouTuber Geeksmithing has created a self-contained portable version of the original NES console that even includes a tiny projector for big screen gaming anywhere.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nes, Hacks, Nintendo, Consoles, Projectors, Consumer Tech, Geeksmithing


Canadian Therapist Gives Up License After Satanists Expose Her 'Mind Control' Talks

Activists with The Satanic Temple say a now-former therapist in Canada has been pushing conspiracies about globe-spanning, mind-controlling cults for years. And after they exposed some of her professional talks to her licensing board, she voluntarily gave up her psychology license.Read more...
Tags: Science, Memory, Mental Health, Canada, Satanic Temple, Satanic Panic


Brain-scanning helmet helps track children in motion

Scientists have used a modified bike helmet to create a device that can monitor brain activity in children in realtime. The technology may eventually be used on patients with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and epilepsy, they reported Tuesday in Nature Communications. Researchers inserted a wearable magnetoencephalography (MEG) device into a standard bike helmet, and successfully recorded the brain's response to maternal touch in children aged two to five.
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Top Civil Rights Lawyers Warn Mark Zuckerberg of Potential Criminal Liability in Scathing Open Letter

In a letter aimed at gutting Facebook’s rationale for allowing misleading and dishonest political ads across its platform, a prominent civil rights organization on Tuesday issued a stern warning to Mark Zuckerberg, outlining a number of federal laws to which, the group claims, Facebook may theoretically be held to…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Civil Rights, Moral Insolvency


AmazonBasics Home Essentials Are On Sale, So Stock Up On Rechargeable Batteries And a Lot More

AmazonBasics Home Improvement Essentials Sale | Amazon Read more...
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The Disney+ 'Ad Free' Experience Will Have Some Ads After All, Thanks to Star Wars

At what cost, Kylo Ren? Well, the answer’s a few banners for , apparently.
Tags: Science, Kylo Ren


Bernie Sanders Smacks Apple For 'Throwing Pennies' at California's Housing Crisis

Every so often, Big Tech likes to announce splashy social initiatives where it throws money at a problem. Big Tech looks good for ‘caring’ and, more importantly, it distracts from the not-so-great things happening on the sidelines. Yesterday, Apple announced a $2.5 billion plan to address the housing crisis in…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California, Housing, Housing Crisis, Bernie Sanders, Affordable Housing, Big Tech


Timex Flips Off the Smartwatch Trend and Revives a Classic '80s Digital Watch Instead

As watchmakers scramble to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon and attempt to steal a sliver of market share away from Apple, Timex has decided to take the opposite approach. The company has dug into its archives and revived the T80, an iconic digital watch from the ‘80s whose only smart feature is retro styling.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Tech, Watches, Consumer Tech, Timex, T80, Apple Timex


Bland Content Isn't Apple TV+'s Biggest Problem

Apple has had a long slow crawl from hardware maker to entertainment service provider. First, there was iTunes and selling music online, then movies and TV shows. Later came Apple Music, a streaming service provided for a monthly fee, and earlier this year there was News+, a news service... provided for a monthly fee.…Read more...
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