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The Tesla Cybertruck Is A Brutal, Angular Beast With Unbelievable Specs

What’s the next big thing for electric vehicles? Probably pickup trucks. Ford is doing it and so are startups like Rivian . But Elon Musk isn’t about to be outdone, and tonight at the Tesla Design Center in Los Angeles, the electric automaker unveiled something truly different.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Los Angeles, Tesla, Ford, Tesla Design Center, Tesla truck, Tesla Cybertruck


For the First Time Ever, Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Congressional Committee

A bill to remove marijuana from federal controlled substances lists, expunge federal convictions and arrests, and allocate resources to communities that have suffered under the U.S. government’s war on drugs passed 24-10 in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, ABC News reported .Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Weed, Drugs, Marijuana, Marijuana Legalization, Abc News, Recreational Marijuana, House Judiciary Committee


Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions

Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.
Tags: Europe, Science, Moon, European Space Agency, Seville


No, China Did Not Secretly Detonate a Nuke in the South China Sea to Signal the Start of WWIII

The Chinese government has almost certainly not secretly detonated a tactical nuclear weapon in the South China Sea to send a warning signal to the United States, experts told Gizmodo, regardless of widespread claims to the contrary on social media.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, United States, Nuclear Weapons, Conspiracy Theories, Gizmodo, Fake, Nukes, Fakes, South China Sea


YouTube Aims to Match Advertisers with 'Edgier' Content

YouTube’s experimenting with matching subject-appropriate advertising with YouTubers whose videos may not fit the bill of “family friendly content” according to the platform’s moderation policies.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Youtube, Advertisement, Moderation, Content Moderation, YouTube Aims to Match Advertisers


Bernie's Forehead Conspiracy: It's Just Lamps, You Dumb Fucks

The conspiracy theorists of the Washington Free Beacon took their thumbs out of their asses yesterday to type up a new and astonishing idea : 78-year-old Senator Bernie Sanders might be using Botox to smooth out his fine lines. Spoiler alert: it’s not injectables, it’s goddamn lamps.Read more...
Tags: Science, Botox, Bernie Sanders, Fakes, Bernie, Washington Free Beacon


Coldplay Is Good Now

Whatever your past feelings were about Chris Martin-fronted British rock band and Coldplay, I am here to inform you that actually, the band is good now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Chris Martin, Environmentalism, Coldplay, Bands, Environmental Policy


The Inventory Gift Guide For Year-Round Cosplayers

You know that friend you have that makes all those amazing costumes ? Well, those take a lot of time, money, and materials to build. If you want to help your creative friends out on their next project, here are some ideas on what you can get them.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cosplayer Gift Guide, Cosplay Supplies, Make Your Own Cosplay


Yale study shows same-sex sexual behavior provides species-wide benefits

A team of researchers from the Yale school of Forestry and Environmental Studies recently published research indicating scientists have been looking at ‘same-sex sexual behavior‘ (SSB) all wrong. Rather than being anomalous or abnormal, the researchers suggest that SSB is intrinsic to evolution and that ‘different-sex sexual behavior‘ (DSB) shouldn’t be considered a baseline for sexual activity in the animal kingdom. The reason why? Because the other way doesn’t really makes sense. According to ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Yale, Dsb, SSB, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


Remarkable Scans Show How the Human Brain Rewires Itself After Half Is Removed

In rare cases, patients suffering from severe epilepsy undergo an operation in which an entire brain hemisphere is removed. New research shows the startling degree to which the remaining hemisphere is able to pick up the slack.Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brains, Cognitive Science, Brain Scans


23 Questions for Greta Thunberg, 19th-Century Gold Miner and Time Traveler

Some might say that individuals like Greta Thunberg , the teen climate activist from Sweden, are one of a kind. Well, then, tell me what to make of this archived image showing a Thunberg look-alike in the year 1898. If there is only one blessed Thunberg, what the hell is she doing in 19th-century Yukon mining gold? Read more...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Activism, Youth, Conspiracy Theories, Time Traveler, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg


Servant Is One of the Most Uncomfortable Things You’ll Watch This Year

Apple TV+ is probably having the toughest go in the streaming wars . It is a tech company, not an entertainment studio and it launched with very few offerings , most of which have received middling reviews. The next to debut, the mysterious Servant, probably won’t sell anyone on signing up but it will definitely give…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Rupert Grint, M Night Shyamalan, Servant, Tony Basgallop, Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, Blinding Edge Pictures, Apple Streaming


Apple's Online Store Quietly Kills User Reviews and Ratings

It used to be that if you loved—or hated—an Apple product, you could leave a review and rating on the company’s online store to gush, vent, and rave for the world to see. Not anymore. It appears that Apple has deleted and disabled customer reviews and ratings over the weekend from its U.S., UK, and Australian stores.Read more...
Tags: Apple, UK, Science, Online Store, User Reviews, Open The Comments Cowards


Boeing’s Starliner space taxi — and Rosie the Rocketeer — meet up with their rocket

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner space taxi was moved to its Florida launch complex and set atop its United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket today in preparation for next month's uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station. Why it matters: NASA is paying billions of dollars to Boeing for the development of Starliner as a commercial transport to carry astronauts to and from the station. The effort is years behind its original schedule, and it's cost more than originally planned, ...
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing, Rosie, United Launch Alliance Atlas


The 5 Biggest Horror Trends of the Last Decade

Horror movies have long mined their frights from real-life fears, tucking social commentary into fantastical tales of slashers , body-snatchers , and other metaphorical ghouls. The past decade has seen the genre hold a mirror up to the world, with powerful results. Here are five notable horror trends since 2009.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, It, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Streaming, Hereditary, Hulu, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, What We Do In The Shadows, It Follows, Annabelle, Jordan Peele, Castle Rock, Stranger Things, The Witch


The World in 50 Years Survey

Organized by Quartz, the “The World in 50 Years” survey polls some of the world’s brightest, boldest (and controversial) thinkers across a number of industries on topics pertinent to our future. Questions range from “Who will run the world?” and “What will our most valuable resource be?” to “What will we eat?” and “How will we die?” and teeter between literal and philosophical. Almost every …
Tags: Food, Science, Design, Future, Culture, Ideas, Surveys, Polls, Futurist, Linkaboutit, Quartz, The World, The World in 50 Years


Amnesty International: Google and Facebook Are a Threat to Human Rights

Amnesty International has compiled a 60-page inventory of cases illustrating how we arrived here in the Google-Facebook surveillance hellscape. It doesn’t tell us much more than we already know, but it pounds and pounds on the message that we’re kneeling before the overlords Mark and Sundar and surrendering our data,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Amnesty International, Mark, Google Facebook, Sundar, Facebook and Google, God Save The Web


Google's Secret Relationship With Union-Busting Firm Outed by Calendar Entries: Report

Following months of growing internal tension between workers and executives within Google, the tech juggernaut has hired a consulting firm known for fighting union activity, according to a report from the New York Times . Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Alphabet, New York Times Read, Google Walkout


Toyota Isn't The Environmentally Friendly One

For nearly 20 years, the Toyota Prius has been the car associated with environmentalism. Maybe it’s getting overshadowed a bit by pure EVs, but the image it projects is still very clear. If you gave even the slightest shit about the environmental impact of the car you drove, you get a Prius. And this lent an image of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Toyota, Clean Air Act, Trump


Castle Rock Just Dropped a Huge Bombshell and We Are Here for It

Castle Rock’s second season, which is building an origin story for Stephen King villain Annie Wilkes , took a detour this week to fill in some history on the town of Castle Rock itself and Jerusalem’s Lot next door—and to underline one of its most towering themes: The past sure has trouble staying in the past, doesn’t…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Horror, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Jj Abrams, Streaming, Hulu, TV Recap, Castle Rock, Annie Wilkes, Tim Robbins, Lizzy Caplan, Bill Skarsgård, Castle Rock Recap


The ‘X17’ particle: Scientists may have discovered the fifth force of nature

In 2016, observations from Hungarian researchers suggested the existence of an unknown type of subatomic particle.Subsequent analyses suggested that this particle was a new type of boson, the existence of which could help explain dark matter and other phenomena in the universe.A new paper from the same team of researchers is currently awaiting peer review. None Physicists have long known of four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, and the weak nu...
Tags: Science, Physics, Innovation, Dark Matter, UCI, Weng, University of California Irvine UCI, Robby Berman, Jonathan Feng, Hungary s Institute for Nuclear Research


SpaceX’s Starship Prototype Blows Its Top During Pressure Test

The Mk1 Starship prototype is officially done following an explosive incident at SpaceX’s Boca Chica test site on Wednesday afternoon. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Accidents, Launch Failure, Boca Chica, Starship, Rocket Science, Spaceship Go Boom


Apple Yanks The Banker a Day Before Festival Premiere Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

Apple has pulled its Samuel L. Jackson-starring film The Banker a day before it was set to premiere at a Los Angeles film festival, reportedly over allegations of sexual abuse by the son of a man on whose life the film was based.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Los Angeles, Samuel L Jackson, Apple TV Plus, The Banker


How Long Can You Listen to Devin Nunes Saying 'Nude Photos of President Trump' Before You Die?

During Congressman Devin Nunes’s opening statement at Thursday’s impeachment hearing, he misleadingly called out Democrats, claiming that they tried to obtain nude photos of the President from Russians posing as Ukranians. Representative Adam Schiff, who took the call where pranksters offered such materials in 2017,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Trump, Adam Schiff, Devin Nunes, Impeachment, President Trump


Google Will Restrict Political Ads Worldwide Starting in 2020

Everything about digital political ads, from their truthfulness to even their , has been a hot-button issue for the past few months. Facebook and Twitter have already weighed in with their stances, and now Google has also that it will restrict how political groups can target audiences starting early…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Advertising, Facebook and Twitter, Political Ads, Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends


Thursday's Best Deals: Razer DeathAdder, Dickie's Boots, iRobot Roombas, and More

A Thanksgiving kitchen Gold Box , Anker workout headphones , TaoTronics ANC headphones , and Home Depot work boots lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Home Depot, Science, ANC, Gold Box Anker


Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. Instead the milestone was relegated to a lone figure at the bottom of a government press […]
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, Washington, Ap, Nation


Why Did Apple Just Host a Campaign Event for Trump in Texas?

It wasn’t an official campaign event, but it might as well have been. When Donald Trump flew in Air Force One to Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, the president got a tour of the small factory that’s assembling Apple’s Mac Pro computers. This is the same factory that’s been churning out that older Mac Pro models since 2013,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Texas, Science, Jobs, Austin, Manufacturing, Donald Trump, Trump, Mac Pro, Austin Texas


2,400 WeWork Employees Didn't Deserve This

The stupendously long and expensive con of WeWork, a real estate subleaser disguised as a workplace technology ecosystem, came crashing down months ago. Of course, the company’s workers are the ones now paying the price.Read more...
Tags: Science, WeWork, Adam Neumann, Grifts, Weouttawork, WeWork Employees Didn


Dark Waters Is a Terrifying Exploration of the Real-Life Horrors Committed by DuPont Chemicals

Unfortunately, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, otherwise known as PFAS or “forever” chemicals , are not a household name—but they really ought to be. And perhaps this dangerous class of toxic chemicals will get a little more notoriety after the film Dark Waters hits select theatres Friday. Earther saw the film…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cinema, Mark Ruffalo, Dark Waters, PFAS, Forever Chemicals, DuPont Chemicals



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