Microsoft Taps Eric Holder to Audit AnyVision Over Concerns of Face Recognition Surveillance

Microsoft is bringing on former US Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether AnyVision, a facial recognition company it invested in over the summer, violated Microsoft’s ethics guidelines, according to an NBC News report Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Eric Holder, Israel, Nbc News, US, Palestine, Face Recognition, Anyvision, Israeli Palestinian Conflict, Face Recognition Surveillance

Sorry, Hulu Users, Your Live TV Plan Just Got a Lot More Expensive

If you adore your Hulu + Live TV subscription, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news.Read more...
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What Will Be Missing at Next Month's Climate Talks

The world order was further roiled this week when a Evo Morales stepped down as Bolivia’s leader amidst a military-led coup. Jeanine Áñez Chavez, a right-wing senator, usurped the presidency on Monday. And though she vowed to hold elections, it’s under her leadership that Bolivia will enter next month’s climate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Talks, Bolivia, Coup, Evo Morales, Cop25, Jeanine Áñez Chavez

The 10 Best Deals of November 15, 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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Google's Had It Up to Here With the Leaks, Leaked Email Shows

Google has announced an effort to batten the hatches and dam the leaks in a company-wide email, which has also been leaked to the Verge .Read more...
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A Woman's 'Velvety' Palms Revealed Her Lung Cancer

A Brazilian woman’s strangely textured palms led to the discovery of a much more serious underlying health problem: lung cancer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Skin, Weird Medicine

In Fabric Wants You to Worship at the Altar of Horrific Retail Therapy

Peter Strickland’s In Fabric is a movie that understands the almost spiritual connection a person can have with a piece of clothing that they’ve stumbled upon while wandering through the racks of a glamorous department store. We’ve all had those moments where it feels as if a garment’s calling out to you as if it’s…Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Horror, Clothing, Peter Strickland, Marianne Jean Baptiste, In Fabric, Fatma Mohamed

Slide Into the Weekend With the Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2019

Folks, if you aren’t heading into your weekend with an image of a king penguin forsaking public pool etiquette and absolutely unloading his ass without shame or a rhino pissing all over a bird, you’re not doing it right.Read more...
Tags: Science, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Wild life, Blessed Earth

Twitter Details Its Political Ad Ban as Civil Rights Groups Ask, What About the Nazis?

Twitter on Friday revealed the final details of a plan to restrict political ads across its platform, saying it would prohibit political content in paid ads from candidates and political parties—while clarifying it would allow others that touch on politics, so long as they are “caused based.”Read more...
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The First Batch of Data from NASA's Sun-Visiting Probe Is Now Available to the Public

NASA’s daring mission to kiss the Sun is now into its 15th month, with the Parker Solar Probe steadily drawing closer to our host star with each passing orbit. Data gathered by the probe during its first two stellar flybys is now available online, with NASA making it “available for interested public users to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Sun, Space Exploration, Parker Solar Probe

Pro-Trump Goof Dodges Questions on Trump Impeachment Tweets by Taking Obviously Fake Phone Call

GOP Representative John Ratcliffe tried to dodge reporters outside impeachment hearings against Donald Trump by pretending to take an urgent call, even though the home screen of his phone was clearly visible and it was obvious he was rambling into the void, Politico reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Ukraine, Smartphones, Gop, Donald Trump, Impeachment, John Ratcliffe, Trump Impeachment

D-Wave sticks with its approach to quantum computing

Earlier this month, at the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, D-Wave and Volkswagen teamed up to manage a fleet of buses using a new system that, among other things, used D-Wave’s quantum technology to help generate the most efficient routes. While D-Wave’s 2000Q only played a small part in this process, it’s nevertheless a sign that quantum computing is slowly getting ready for production use and that D-Wave’s approach, somewhat controversial in its early days, is paying off. Unlike other playe...
Tags: TC, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Vw, Volkswagen, Lisbon, Wave, Emerging-technologies, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics, Advantage, Vern Brownell, D Wave

Google Sure Screws Around With Search Results a Lot, Investigation Finds

Google’s search algorithm is a powerful thing—the tiniest tweaks can tank businesses, subtly influence your purchasing decisions, and shape what information you see. Google has long stated that it “do[es] not use human curation to collect or arrange the results on a page,” but a Wall Street Journal investigation has…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Search, Search Engines, Search, Algorithms, Wall Street Journal, Algorithmic Bias

Rats' nests are rich with unrecorded history and urgent scientific data

Pack rats, aka woodrats, build their nests, called middens, from plant debris, rocks, animal parts, paper, and almost any other bits of detritus nearby. Frequently, they urinate on their middens. The urine crystalizes and encases the nest material, preserving it for as long as 50,000 years by some estimates. For paleobotanists, middens are a great source of information about how flora has changed over time. Zoologists study the animal remains and poop. And climatologists analyze the material for...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Climate Change, Animals, History, Rodents, Rats, Charleston South Carolina, University of Delaware, Nests, Nathaniel Russell, Packrats, Paleobotany, Sadie Witkowski, Nathaniel Russel

You’ve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime

CRISPR, the revolutionary ability to snip out and alter genes with scissor-like precision, has exploded in popularity over the last few years and is generally seen as the standalone wizard of modern gene-editing. However, it’s not a perfect system, sometimes cutting at the wrong place, not working as intended and leaving scientists scratching their heads. Well, now there’s a new, more exacting upgrade to CRISPR called Prime, with the ability to, in theory, snip out more than 90% of all genetic d...
Tags: TC, Science, Biology, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Hiv, Tech, Genetics, Healthcare, Disease, Biotech, Malaria, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Biotechnology, Emerging-technologies

Octopus outsmarts testers in intelligence experiment

Yet another example of the uncanny intelligence of our 8-armed overlords.
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I almost missed America Recycles Day!

My favorite day of the year is a shadow of its former self.
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How to (maybe) see the Leonid meteor shower before dawn on Monday

This year's episode of the grand meteor shower the Leonids will peak on Monday morning before dawn. The meteors are bits of debris dropping off the comet Tempel-Tuttle that intersects Earth's orbit every November. Unfortunately, it may be tough to see many shooting stars because activity this year will be low and the waning gibbous moon will shine brightly. Still, it's always fun and meditative to watch the skies. From EarthSky: In 2019, no matter where you are on Earth – and no matter when ...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Earth, Leonids, Meteors, Watch The Skies, Tempel Tuttle, Navicore CC

NASA watchdog report sharpens debate over cost of SpaceX vs. Boeing spaceships

Boeing is in line to get paid substantially more per seat than SpaceX for astronaut trips to the International Space Station, in part because it negotiated an increase in what was meant to be a fixed-cost contract, NASA's Office of the Inspector General says in a watchdog report. The 53-page report, issued Thursday, estimates the per-seat cost for flights on Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule at $90 million, which would be more than the $84 million or so that NASA has been paying the Rus...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing

Double Up On Flannel During This Jachs's Sale and Get Two Flannels For $69

Double Up Flannel Sale | $69 | Jachs | Promo code 2FLANRead more...
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Study: There may be no such thing as objective reality

Everyone is entitled to their own facts. That’s not an opinion. At least, according to a new quantum mechanics study. What we view as objective reality – the idea that what we can observe, measure, and prove is real and those things we cannot are theoretical or imaginary – is actually a subjective reality that we either unravel, create, or dis-obfuscate by the simple act of observation. A smarter way of putting it can be found in the aforementioned study, “Experimental test of nonlocal causality...
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Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Report Alarming SD Card Issue, But It’s Fixable

Pokémon Sword and Shield are out today. It should be a joyous occasion, except that some players have hit quite a snag: They say that the downloadable versions of the games are deleting all of their Switch save data. In reality, that’s not quite what’s happening, but the glitch in question is certainly alarming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Pokemon, Kotakucore, Game Freak, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword and Shield

You Can Now Buy Pretend Food for Your $2,900 Sony Robot Dog

There’s no denying the appeal of a robot dog. You get the companionship, the fun of playtime, and the pre-programmed loyalty without all the mess or expenses of feeding and maintenance. Unless you really want to feed your Aibo, in which case Sony will happily sell you make-believe virtual meals and treats that unlock…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Tech, Robots, Sony, Consumer Tech, Aibo, Sony Robot Dog

Report: Here's How Tom DeLonge's UFO Research Group Got Those 'Alien Alloys'

To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), the UFO research organization founded by former Blink 182 star Tom DeLonge, entered into a contract with the U.S. Army earlier this year to have the military vet exotic technologies supposedly in its possession—including “samples of of mechanical and EM sensitive…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Army, Tom Delonge, US Army, Aerospace, Ufo, US Air Force, U S Army, UFOs, Alien Alloys, UFO Research Group, Stars Academy of Arts Science TTSA

The 10 Best Superhero Films of the Past Decade

Over the past decade, one genre of popular film has risen to prominence like a bird, plane, and Superman all rolled into one. We’re talking, of course, about the superhero film. Though the train truly left the station in 2008 with the releases of Iron Man and The Dark Knight, 2010-2019 saw the genre explode into one…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Superman, Fox, Wonder Woman, Superheroes, Warner Bros, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, The Avengers, Black Panther, Logan, Kick Ass, Dredd, Avengers Infinity War

Zombie Miles And Napa Weekends: How A Week With Chauffeurs Showed The Major Flaw In Our Self-Driving Car Future

A few years ago, Mustapha Harb realized there was a problem in his field of research about how autonomous cars will change the way people travel. The solution to the problem he settled on was as simple as it was revealing. Read more...
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Netflix Will Revise Nazi Documentary After Poland Accuses It of ‘Rewriting History’

Netflix plans to revise a recently released documentary after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki implored Netflix CEO Reed Hasting to edit maps shown in the series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Nazis, Netflix, Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, Reed Hasting, The Devil Next Door

RIP iOS Vaping Apps

Apple has purged its App Store of 181 vaping apps, citing a rash of recent reports about vaping-related injuries and deaths. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Science, Vaping, App Store, Juul, Pax, Teen Vaping

China May Be Concealing Organ Harvesting Through Fake Donation Data, Scientists Report

China has been using an equation to produce fake organ donation data, according to researchers who used a forensic technique that sniffs out suspicious patterns in statistical datasets. Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Statistics, Mathematics, Bioethics, Organ Transplants, Organ Harvesting

General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge £100bn climate fund over five years

Plan to "decarbonise capitalism" would be funded by extra borrowing and tax changes, party says.
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