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Antarctic tests will prepare this rover for a possible trip to an icy ocean moon

Exploring a distant moon usually means trundling around its uniquely inhospitable surface, but on icy ocean moons like Saturn’s Enceladus, it might be better to come at things from the bottom up. This rover soon to be tested in Antarctica could one day roll along the underside of a miles-thick ice crust in the ocean of a strange world. It is thought that these oceanic moons may be the most likely on which to find signs of life past or present. But exploring them is no easy task. Little is known ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Nasa, Alaska, Antarctica, Robotics, Saturn, Pasadena, Enceladus, Antarctic, Jpl, San Fernando Valley, Rovers, BRUIE, Andy Klesh


Report: Nikki Haley Used Unclassified Email System During North Korean ICBM Crisis Because She Forgot Her Password

In July 2017, former South Carolina governor and the Trump administration’s former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley used a government system for unclassified information to discuss North Korean rocket launches because she forgot her password to the secure one, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Email, North Korea, Cybersecurity, United Nations, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear, State Department, Espionage, South Carolina, ICBM, Trump, Nukes, Nikki Haley, North Korea Nukes


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Halloween in FX's Spooky New Take on A Christmas Carol

The lyrics for beloved Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” very clearly affirm that “scary ghost stories” are just as much a part of the holiday season as “mistletoeing.” And if FX’s spin on the oft-adapted Dickens classic wants to lean into its horror elements, we are all for it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Christmas, Guy Pearce, Charles Dickens, FX, Dickens, A Christmas Carol


Lack of Right-to-Repair Protections Is Even Screwing With the U.S. Military

A glaring lack of right-to-repair protections touches just about everyone, from consumers to farmers and independent repair shops. But a new op-ed explains how this form of corporate greed even impacts the United States military.Read more...
Tags: Science, Repair, Policy, Military, United States, U S Military, Right To Repair, Tech Policy


PopSockets Has Gone Too Far

After years of calling PopSockets ugly eyesores, I get the appeal now. Earlier this year I upgraded to an iPhone XS Max and my Big Phone was a smidge too large for my hands. I grumbled, but it was surprisingly useful. Then when I lost my wallet on a business trip, I even upgraded to a PopWallet+ . Readers, it changed…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, AirPods, Popsockets, See What Evils Capitalism Hath Wrought


What You Need to Know About Star Wars' Imperial Inquisitorius

Jedi: Fallen Order presents Star Wars fans with a foe that may be a bit unfamiliar to them, as young Jedi purge survivor Cal Kestis goes up against the sinister agents of the Emperor known as the Inquistorius. But these saber-spinning acolytes already have a rich and tragic place in Star Wars’ canon. Here’s what you…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Marvel, Disney, EA, Animation, Explainer, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Star Wars Rebels, Jedi, Respawn, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Cal Kestis


The Life Cycle podcast talks transhumanism with Kernel CEO Bryan Johnson & "To Be a Machine" author Mark O'Connel

Is your brain a machine? Are your thoughts and feelings just malware of the mind? (And what "really" is a machine, anyway?) John and Eva referee the transhumanist fight of the century. In the blue corner, we have Eva meeting founder and Bryan Johnson, CEO of Kernel, straight from his office in LA. And in the red corner, John meets with To Be a Machine author Mark O'Connell in a cafe in Dublin. Time to get out the popcorn! Round One, ding-ding... The Life Cycle is a production of Klang Games, cre...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Podcasts, La, John, Robotics, Eva, Mark O Connell, Brain Implants, Transhumanism, Bryan Johnson, Mark O Connel, Dublin Time


Infant Skeletons Wearing ‘Helmets’ Made of Other Children’s Skulls Stun Archaeologists

Archaeologists in Ecuador have uncovered evidence of a previously undocumented funeral ritual, in which the heads of recently deceased infants were adorned with the skulls of other children. Scientists can only speculate as to the reasons why.Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Anthropology, Ecuador, Skeletons, Skulls, Burials, Death Rituals


People and Dogs Unite to Save Koalas From Australia's Horrific Bush Fires

The past few weeks of bush fires have created a nightmare in Australia. Smoke has clogged the Sydney skyline , and state governments have issued terrifying warnings essentially urging residents to flee or risk death.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Sydney, Koalas, Im Not Crying Youre Crying, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Bush Fires


Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore is kicking off a series of climate presentations around the globe over the next 24 hours. The Climate Reality Project, founded by Gore, is sponsoring the “24 Hours of Reality” presentations. Speaking to reporters Wednesday at Vanderbilt University in Nashville ahead of his scheduled talk, Gore […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Nashville, Gore, Vanderbilt University, Al Gore, Tenn AP


Study suggests AI’s disruptive effect on jobs will hit higher on economic and education scales

When experts talk about the disruptive effects of artificial intelligence, they tend to focus on low-paid laborers — but a newly published study suggests higher-paid, more highly educated workers will be increasingly exposed to job challenges. The study puts Seattle toward the top of the list for AI-related job disruption. The analysis, which draws on work by researchers at Stanford University and the Brookings Institution, makes use of a novel technique that connects AI-related patents with the...
Tags: Google, Science, Stanford, Seattle, Brookings Institution, Stanford University, Michael Webb


Don't Let These $14 Reebok Leggings Run Past You

Reebok Women’s Quick Capri Leggings | $14 | Daily Steals | Promo Code KJRBKRead more...
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Stranger Things Writer Jody Houser Tells Us the One Thing She Wasn't Allowed to Use in the Comics

Harley Quinn is having a renaissance moment, thanks to the DC Universe animated series and the upcoming Birds of Prey film starring Margot Robbie. But Harley continues to cut her teeth in comic books, and writer Jody Houser is more than happy to come along for the ride.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Science, Interview, Marvel, Dc Comics, Netflix, Streaming, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Marvel Comics, DC Entertainment, Stranger Things, New York Comic Con, Jody Houser, Harley Quinn Poison Ivy


Amazon Faces Heat From Senators Over Ring Doorbell Security Practices

Citing the potential for sensitive footage “detailing the lives of millions of Americans” to fall into the hands of hackers and foreign spies, a group of a U.S. lawmakers are demanding to know more about how Ring, Amazon’s home security company, is protecting its customers’ data.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Jeff Bezos, Ring, Surveillance Tech


Bitcoin's Carbon Footprint May Not Be As Massive As Previously Estimated

Whether Bitcoin, an immaterial resource derived from hype and blind faith, will vanish into thin air is uncertain , but it will leave behind a dark cloud of carbon pollution. Cryptocurrency mining facilities use so much energy that the government of Abkhazia cut power to 15 mining centers last year. A Norway…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Bitcoin, Norway, Abkhazia, I Am So Fucking Tired Of Bitcoin


2 insect species classified as threatened as glaciers melt

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the continued existence of two species of insects is in doubt because the glaciers and year-round snowfields they depend on are melting away. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said Wednesday the western glacier stonefly and the meltwater lednian stonefly will be protected as threatened species under […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Wildlife Service, HELENA Mont AP


Bulgaria is getting a beautiful new forest

Soon, willow, alder, ash and oaks will grace the banks of the Maritza river once again.
Tags: Science, News, Bulgaria


Amazon and Google Gadgets Top Mozilla's 2019 Privacy Shit List

Mozilla’s privacy report on gadgets has returned just ahead of the holidays to remind us that many high-demand devices and smart-tech gizmos are far, far creepier than they let on. And wouldn’t you know it, many of Amazon’s products failed basic privacy and security tests.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Echo, Science, Privacy, Mozilla, Ring, Google Gadgets Top Mozilla


New Brain-Wave Study Shows How DMT Alters Our Consciousness

Scientists have completed the first ever placebo-controlled investigation of the effects of the hallucinogen DMT on resting brain activity, according to a new study.Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Ayahuasca, Psychedelics, DMT


A DIY Dual-Screen Laptop That Doesn't Sacrifice the Keyboard Is My Perfect Portable

I rarely use an external monitor with my laptop for the simple fact that I don’t want to get used to all the extra screen space which isn’t available when I travel with my computer. My ideal solution to this problem would be exactly what Matt from YouTube’s DIY Perks channel has created: a laptop with an extra screen …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Diy, Youtube, Tech, Hacks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Matt


Strongest Gamma-Ray Bursts Ever Recorded Are Illuminating the Universe's Most Powerful Explosions

An international team of astronomers has detected a pair of gamma-ray bursts with energies more powerful than anything ever seen before. GRBs are the strongest explosions known in the cosmos, but these latest observations suggests we’ve significantly underestimated their true potential.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Gamma Rays, Cosmology, Explosions In The Sky, Supernovae, Gamma Ray Bursts, Grbs


NASA says much-anticipated meteor outburst could be a bust for the West Coast

Skywatchers say parts of the world could see a brief, brilliant meteor outburst known as the Alpha Monocerotids on Thursday night, but NASA notes that it'll be at the wrong time for the U.S. West Coast. Why it's a big deal: The meteor shower — which takes its name from the brightest star in the constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn — is a rare beast. It yields significant shooting stars only when Earth's orbit runs through a particular patch of space, as it did in 1985 and 1995. This ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, West Coast, Esko Lyytinen, Peter Jenniskens


People with half a brain. Literally.

For some children with severe epilepsy, the best treatment may be a very rare surgical procedure in which a large portion -- even half -- of the child's brain is removed or disconnected. Amazingly, many of these individuals can relearn motor, language, and cognitive skills. How? The brain reorganizes itself and builds new connections. To better understand this incredible process, and hopefully inform new interventions and rehabilitation, Caltech neuroscientists conducted brain scans on six adult...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Medicine, Neuroscience, Epilepsy, Brains, Caltech, Ralph Adolphs, Dorit Kliemann, Caltech Brain Imaging Center, Kliemann


Scientists Found a Secret Breeding Site of One of the World's Most Endangered Reptiles

News on endangered species is often not good . It comes with the territory. But every now and then there are success stories of species starting to crawl back from the brink. New findings raise cautious hopes for one of the world’s rarest and most critically endangered reptiles.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nepal, Ecology, Crocodile Cheers, Extreme Fieldwork, Gharials


Cook The Perfect Turkey With a Discounted ThermoWorks DOT

DOT | $34 | ThermoWorksRead more...
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Uber Plans to Record Audio of Rides in the U.S.

A year and a half after Uber announced it was “ getting serious about safety ” as a response to the horrific deluge of reports about drivers committing murders and sexual assaults , the ride-share giant is planning a program that will record audio of rides in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Security, Uber, Science, Privacy, Safety, Recording, Ridesharing


Uber Got Off Easy

Way back when you took your driving test and got your license, someone somewhere gave you a lecture about responsibility. Maybe it was your parents, the driving instructor, or the DMV tester. You were in charge of the car, and therefore it was your responsibility to not crash it. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, DMV, Car Tech, Responsibility, Car Crashes, Self Driving Cars, Ntsb, Car Regulations, Elaine Hertzberg, Who Is Driving The Car


Potentially deadly tick-borne parasite found in UK for first time

A potentially deadly tick-borne parasite has been found in the UK for the first time.The organism, B venatorum, causes an animal disease recognised as an emerging infection in people called babesiosis, also known as "Texas fever"
Tags: UK, Texas, Science


Possible meteor outburst this week worth a look up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists are predicting a rare meteor outburst this week that may be brief but incredibly intense. A brilliant flurry in the sky near the Unicorn constellation is expected Thursday night over the eastern half of North America and all South America. The action should unfold early Friday morning over the […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, South America, North America, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla


Obama talks climate change, inequality at green conference

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that addressing global economic inequality is key to fighting climate change. Obama was a keynote speaker at the sustainable building conference Greenbuild in downtown Atlanta, where he participated in a question and answer session with Mahesh Ramanujam, the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building […]
Tags: Science, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Ap, Nation, Greenbuild, Mahesh Ramanujam, U S Green Building



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