NASA cracks open a sample of moon soil that’s been shut away for four decades

For the first time in more than 40 years, NASA has opened up a pristine sample of moon dirt and rocks that was collected during the Apollo missions. Scientists hope that a close analysis of the material from a 2-foot-long, nearly 2-inch-wide core sample will help astronauts get ready for a new series of Artemis moon missions in the 2020s. When Apollo's moonwalkers collected samples of lunar soil and rock, also known as regolith, some of those samples were tucked away at NASA's Johnson Sp...
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2019’s Allen Distinguished Investigators will focus on the mysteries of our cells

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of Seattle's Allen Institute, is making a total of $7.5 million in awards to its latest class of five biomedical researchers. The themes for this year's Allen Distinguished Investigators focus on stem cell therapies and single-cell interactions in their native environments. “The field of stem cell biology has the potential to change how we treat diseases by helping precision medicine, and there’s so much we still don’t understand about the in...
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Does Everything Become Evil?

In a sinister corporate nightmare where your bladder is a redundancy, it’s not surprising that warehouses would collect workers’ aggregate corporeal data, and a new company is testing the limits of what we’ll put up with. Bloomberg reports that major manufacturing and shipping companies are asking their manual…Read more...
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Google Nest Wifi Is All the Router Most People Need

At last month’s big hardware extravaganza, Google finally showed off an update to its three-year-old mesh wifi system that now lives under the company’s Nest smart home brand. Despite a lack of support for the new WiFi 6 standard, Google Nest Wifi includes other hardware and performance upgrades, including access…Read more...
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Rare clear skies might give Seattle a chance to see Mercury in transit

Western Washington sky watchers may get a rare chance to see Mercury cross the path of the sun, and the National Weather Service says we may have clear skies to view the planet's transit. Here's how to safely watch.
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How DoorDash's New Payment Scheme Is Really Playing Out

Would you run an errand for just two bucks? How about $3? Maybe $4? These are the questions many delivery workers for the courier service DoorDash say they now face after the company instituted a new pay model paying out as little as $2 per job—a system that was meant to replace its previous, predatory wage model. And…Read more...
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Does the Pixel 4 Have a Bending Issue?

So far, aside from concerns about its face unlock working even when someone’s eyes are closed, the Pixel 4's launch has been smoother than Google’s previous phones. However, in a recent video, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything may have uncovered a potential issue with the latest Pixel. Read more...
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Oh, So That’s What M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant Is Really About

So we knew that the creepy baby in M. Night Shyamalan’s new Apple TV+ show was gonna be, well, creepy. Somehow—somehow—we were not adequately prepared for just how goddamn creepy it is.Read more...
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Mozilla Will Automatically Zap Annoying Notification Prompts

Notification permission prompts are, to put it lightly, annoying as fuck. Just because you regularly visit a website, doesn’t mean you want them to bombard you with pop-up notifications. To combat the issue, Mozilla has decided Firefox 72 will automatically block such notifications, shunting them to a small icon in…Read more...
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It's Back! Save 20% On Dyson's Already-Discounted eBay Outlet Prices.

20% off Dyson Orders | eBay | Promo code JUMBO20. $100 maximum discount.Read more...
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CERN appoints Gianotti, first woman chief, to 2nd term

GENEVA (AP) — The European research center that runs the world’s largest atom smasher says it has reappointed Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti, its first woman chief, for a second five-year term. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, says Gianotti’s appointment marks the first time its director-general has been named for a second full term. […]
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How to Find and Delete Everything You've Ever Said to Your Digital Assistants

Most of us are comfortable using digital assistants to ask about the weather, or the traffic on the way to work, or just how many years it’s been since our favorite sports team actually won anything—but what’s happening to all of our voice commands and queries? And just how many human beings are listening in to them?…Read more...
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The Universe May Be Round—and That Would Be Bad News for Physicists

Scientists analyzing data from a defunct satellite say we should all consider that our universe might be round, rather than flat. The consequences, they explain in a new paper, could be crisis-inducing.Read more...
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TCL's Massive 75" 4K TV Is Just $700, And It's Not Even Black Friday Yet

TCL 75S425 75" TV | $700 | Walmart
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Updates From Hawkeye, The Witcher, and More

Tom Hardy’s already starting to tease Venom 2. Amazon is setting up its own zombie series. Billy Campbell talks handing off the jetpack to a new Rocketeer. The Craft cast continues to expand. Plus, what’s to come on Arrow and The Flash, and new pictures from Nancy Drew. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Tom Hardy, The Flash, Arrow, Hawkeye, Nancy Drew, Billy Campbell, The Craft, The Rocketeer, The Witcher, Venom 2, The Fare, Narcos vs Zombies, Sea Fever, The Is Our Home

Fossil Dips Back Into Hybrids With a Feature Filled Watch I Might Wear

In the world of smartwatches, Fossil is best known for being Google’s main partner for Wear OS watches. Today, it’s taking a step out from Google’s shadow with a new hybrid analog watch, the Hybrid HR. And, as the name suggests, the Hybrid HR adds integrated heart rate monitoring, plus a hybrid display that smartwatch…Read more...
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Science can’t explain consciousness — but panpsychism might crack the mystery

Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time. The brain is an extraordinarily complex organ, consisting of almost 100 billion cells – known as neurons – each connected to 10,000 others, yielding some ten trillion nerve connections. We have made a great deal of progress in understanding brain activity, and how it contributes to human behavior. But what no one has so far ...
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Hero Politician Shuts Down Heckler With 'OK Boomer' During Climate Speech in New Zealand

Chlöe Swarbrick, a 25-year-old member of New Zealand’s parliament, was interrupted by another politician while giving a speech about climate change on Tuesday. And rather than stop everything to address the heckles, she did what anyone of her generation has learned to do when confronted with climate deniers. She said…Read more...
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Take Your Pick of Sony Bluetooth Headphones For $38, Today Only

Sony Wireless Headphone Gold Box | $38 | Amazon
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'Innocence Is Shattered:' A Storied Mormon Family Reels After Mexico Murders

QUEEN CREEK, Arizona -- The message popped up on the family WhatsApp thread just after noon."Howie's wife and four kids have been killed," it said. "Christina and Donna and their kids are not accounted for. Were traveling with them."Aaron Staddon married into the diaspora of Mormon families who have long lived in the rural valleys of northern Mexico, and he shuddered when he read through the haunting thread of messages coming from south of the border."My heart just sank," said Staddon, 44, w...
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Schools reopen in New Delhi with air pollution falling

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools reopened on Wednesday in the Indian capital with toxic air level coming down by more than half since authorities declared a health emergency last weekend. With strong winds blowing away pollutants, the air quality index at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi read 155 as compared to 500 over the […]
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High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they’re marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other nuts in nature. In a feat of genetic engineering, about half the chestnuts collected at this college experiment station feature a gene that […]
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Spaceflight and Rocket Lab will put a Japanese shooting-star satellite into orbit

Seattle-based Spaceflight says it's handling the pre-launch logistics for a Japanese satellite that's designed to spray artificial shooting stars into the sky. Tokyo-based ALE's spacecraft is just one of seven satellites due to be sent into orbit from New Zealand as early as Nov. 25, aboard a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle. It'll be the 10th Electron launch, earning the nickname "Running Out of Fingers." It'll also be the first launch to test the guidance and navigation h...
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