Report: Rev Asked Workers to Transcribe Audio Involving Sexual Assault, Child Abuse Without Warning

Rev, the $1-a-minute audio transcription gig economy platform that’s been in the news lately for slashing payouts to contractors and an ensuing backlash , had its transcribers listen to content “relating to sex and child abuse without prior warning,” Business Insider reported on Friday.Read more...
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Restoring Mongolia's fossil heritage

The Gobi Desert produces stunning fossils but many Mongolians never get the chance to see them.
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It’s Not Just Flooding in Venice. Here’s How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites Everywhere

Venice is reeling from the worst flooding the city has experienced in 50 years, the city is “on its knees,” Venetian Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted as water submerged much of the the famous historical city. The floods penetrated Saint Mark’s Basilica, a 1,000 year old church that is considered to be one of the finest…
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Did Google Wipe Its Employee's Personal Phone?

Google has found itself at the center of considerable backlash once again, this time for placing two employees on administrative leave for uncertain reasons, as well as for contracting famous union-busting firm IRI. At a worker-led rally Friday morning on the company’s San Francisco campus, another revelation came to…Read more...
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Why Did Vikings Bury Two People in Boats on Top of Each Other, 100 Years Apart?

Archaeologists in central Norway have discovered an unusual Viking burial site in which one boat grave was placed on top of another. On its own, that’s pretty odd—but it’s even weirder considering the two burials are separated by 100 years.Read more...
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The Hellbikes Return

After reports of rider injury due to sudden and unexpected front-wheel breaking earlier this year, electric Citi Bikes were abruptly yanked from New York City streets. Now, the hellbikes are back.Read more...
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Good Boy, Bad Driver

A Labrador retriever had a dizzying adventure in a Florida cul-de-sac on Thursday after getting stuck in a car that that spun in circles like a dog chasing it’s own tail.Read more...
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Ticket Companies Stoked About Being Under Congressional Investigation [Updated]

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Thursday launched a formal investigation into a half dozen live-event ticket sales companies citing years-long allegations of “unfair and deceptive practices” stemming from consumer complaints, among other sources. Read more...
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Congress to Investigate Concert Ticket Companies Accused of 'Unfair Practices'

A group of bipartisan lawmakers has launched a formal investigation into a half dozen ticket sales companies citing what they are concerns about “potentially unfair and deceptive practices” stemming from consumer complaints and other sources.Read more...
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This Important Last Jedi Meet Up Happened Thanks to Colin Trevorrow

Fans swooned when Poe Dameron introduced himself to Rey at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi , and now we know who they have to thank for that: Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow .Read more...
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The Cybertruck Is Good, Fight Me

On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s latest electric vehicle, the aptly named Cybertruck, in the process snapping every neuron in my brain that has braved the long march of the past few years.Read more...
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The Cybertruck Is a Vision for a Dystopian Climate Future

Elon Musk’s Cybertruck is visionary.
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The Cybertruck Is Good, Fight Me (Update: Sorry, Sorry, I'm Trying to Delete)

On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s latest electric vehicle, the aptly named Cybertruck, in the process snapping every neuron in my brain that has braved the long march of the past few years.Read more...
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Violent Stomach Bug Outbreak Forces 22,000 Students to Miss School

An entire school district comprised of more than 40 schools has been closed down due to a violent stomach bug. The outbreak has provided about 22,000 students and 2,785 teachers and workers with an extended Thanksgiving break.Read more...
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U.S. Army Looking Into National Security Concerns Over TikTok After Using It to Recruit Troops

The United States Army, which has attracted scrutiny for deploying its recruitment campaign on TikTok, hears the drums of the resistance, Reuters reports . On Thursday, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced that he’s ordered a national security assessment in response to a letter from Senator Chuck Schumer, who again…Read more...
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The ESA wants to put humans in hibernation for long-term space travel

The European Space Agency is currently exploring human hibernation as a means of addressing the problem of sending humans into deep space. A recent study conducted by the agency determined that putting people to sleep for long voyages would save money, provide health benefits, and allow for more efficient space ship designs. It’ll take about seven months, under the right conditions, for humans to get to Mars. Elon Musk has a plan to get us there, NASA’s all in, and the ESA is exploring its optio...
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Buy Committee: Should I Buy Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure?

Buy Committee, I need to call on your help once again.Read more...
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Get 65% Off During The Early Black Friday Sale At Jachs, With Shirts For Just $10

Early Access Black Friday Sale | Jachs | Promo code KINJABFRead more...
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Stadia Is a Glimpse Into the Future—But Maybe Not Yours or Google's

When Stadia works perfectly, it feels like the future of gaming. Laptop, phone, and TV: Google’s new game streaming service works across all three with the press of a button or two. The simple controller knows what to connect to and does so with ease. With Stadia, you can slip into a game typically found on a PC or…Read more...
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Google Scientists Are Using Quantum Computers to Study Wormholes

Google researchers are figuring out how to study some of the weirdest theorized physics phenomena, like wormholes that link pairs of black holes, using experiments in a lab.Read more...
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How to Use Twitter's Best Security Feature

Twitter just made a huge adjustment to its best security feature. And now, you won’t have to hand your phone number over to Jack to use it.Read more...
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Bug Scientists Uncover a New Cause of the Insect Apocalypse

We really need to give insects more credit. They pollinate the shit out of our flowers. They break down dead things. They even help us understand local water quality. And how do we thank them? By killing them with pesticides, habitat destruction, and climate change. Now scientists are sounding the alarm on nighttime…Read more...
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Nap On The Couch All Thanksgiving Day With This $13 Plush Throw Blanket

Sable Throw Blanket, 60" x 80 | $13 | Amazon | Clip the coupon and use promo code KINJAHT033Read more...
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November linkfest

The wildfires have barely been extinguished here in California, but it’s already word-of-the-year season across the pond, where three prominent dictionaries chose words or phrases with a common theme: climate change, or preventing it. Cambridge Dictionary went first, with upcycling: “the activity of making new furniture, objects, etc. out of old or used things or waste material.” Collins Dictionary chose climate strike: “a protest demanding action on climate change.” And Oxford Dictionaries pic...
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Russia Moves to Ban Sales of Gadgets Without Russian-Made Software

Smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and computers that don’t have Russian-made software pre-installed could not be sold in Russia under new legislation that passed Russia’s lower house in parliament this week, according to a BBC report . The law, which would go into effect in July 2020 if it becomes law, may have…Read more...
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Will Elon Musk's Cybertruck Arrive Before the Flying Car?

Building the future is hard. And nowhere was that more evident than at Tesla’s grand unveiling of the Cybertruck in Los Angeles last night. But if anyone can do it, Elon Musk can, right? Right?Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Los Angeles, Tesla, Flying Cars, Predictions, Tesla Motors, Cybertruck

Doctors Report First Documented Case of ‘Popcorn Lung’ From Vaping

A Canadian teenager developed a life-threatening condition known as “popcorn lung” after several months of intense vaping, in the first medical case linking this chronic lung disease to e-cigarette use.Read more...
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2 of the brightest planets to appear side by side in the night sky

On Sunday evening, the two brightest planets in the night sky will appear very close to each other in a nearly annual astronomical event known as a conjunction.People that step outside after sunset on Sunday and look to the Southwest will see Venus and Jupiter right next to each other. This event is easy to spot, making it a great one for younger stargazers to view -- and this year's conjunction will be a treat since it falls early enough on a school night.The two planets will shine brightly...
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Heat waves and floods shattered records. Fires ravaged the Arctic and the Amazon. This was the climate crisis in 2019.

Here's how climate change drove record-breaking extreme weather this year, as Arctic sea ice reached new lows as carbon emissions reached new highs.
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Netflix's The Witcher Episode Titles Will Tempt and Tantalize You

Get the water ready because we’re about to dive into a bathtub full of Henry Cavill . Read more...
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