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13 fascinating animal species discovered in the last decade, from the 'Wakanda' fish to the world's tiniest frog

Scientists travel to remote mountain forests and the deepest regions of the seas to catalogue new animals from the unknown 86% of Earth's species.
Tags: Science, Wakanda


Google's Covered A Whopping 10 Million Miles in Street View Imagery

Google and its armada of camera-rigged Steet View cars and other devices have been photographing the globe piece by piece for well over a decade now, and all that footage adds up to some pretty staggering tallies: more than 10 million miles of Street View imagery and 36 million square miles of Google Earth imagery,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Maps, Navigation, Street View, Google Maps Navigation


In 2020, Be Sure to Make a 'Haters' List for Your Enemies

The year is over. Whoop-de-doo. Read more...
Tags: Science, New Years Resolutions, Ring


Thousands of exposed 'penis fish' washed up on a beach in California

Thousands of fat innkeeper worms — colloquially known as "penis fish" — washed up on Drakes Beach in Point Reyes, Calif., last Friday.
Tags: Science, California, Drakes Beach, Point Reyes Calif


Airbnb Bans Over 60 White Supremacists After Iron March Forum Database Leak

Short-term apartment rental site Airbnb has banned over 60 users of Iron March, the defunct white supremacist web forum that recently had its entire SQL database leaked to the internet, the company told Gizmodo.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Airbnb, Extremism, White Supremacy, Gizmodo Read, Neo Nazis, Iron March


Children Put Canada and Norway on Blast for Climate Failures

The teens are pissed. Perhaps you’ve heard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Norway, The Kids Are Alright, Greta Thunberg, Climate Lawsuits, Cop25, Climate Teens, Children Put Canada


Disgraced Ex-Google Exec Andy Rubin Blocks Everyone on Twitter, and Good Riddance

Android creator and disgraced former Google executive Andy Rubin has gone on some type of bizarre Twitter blocking spree, blocking virtually everyone who follows him on the site. Rubin now only has eight followers on the site, down from 11 on Wednesday and some 117,000 others that were following his account as of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, Sexual Harassment, Rubin, Andy Rubin, Essential, Sexual Misconduct, Dont Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out


There's Still Time to Join the Christmas Bird Count

Do you love birds? Do you also not hate being outside in the cold? There’s an annual census of birds that occurs each year around this time, and in many locations there’s still time to sign up to help. Read more...
Tags: Science, Birdwatching, Lifehacks, Citizen Science


Cyberthief Allegedly Used Ill-Gotten Gains to Buy Royalty Rights to Rap Songs

An alleged SIM-swapping scammer is accused of using his spoils to purchase cars, expensive jewelry and diamonds, and the royalty rights for rap music.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Fraud, Sim Swapping, Get Hyphy


29 photos show how climate change has ravaged the Arctic in the past decade

NOAA's Arctic Report Card warns that climate change is transforming the Arctic. These photos show its dire effects on the region so far this decade.
Tags: Science, Arctic, Noaa, Arctic Report Card


The Geminids meteor shower peaks this weekend, with hundreds of multicolored shooting stars. Here's how to spot them.

Unlike most meteor showers, which come from comet dust, the Geminids are fragments of an asteroid. Earth passes through the cloud each December.
Tags: Science, Earth


Emotion Recognition Is Creepy As Hell

Emotion recognition technology, at best, promises to read commuters’ mental anguish and adjust subway cabin conditions accordingly, and at worst, puts biased and buggy mental microscopes in the hands of corporate overlords. In a new report, the NYU research center AI Now calls for regulators to ban the tech. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ai, Facial Recognition, Nyu, Emotion Recognition, Ai Now


Zoo Chimps Doing a 'Conga Line' Could Teach Us How Humans Evolved to Dance

A seemingly spontaneous conga line by a pair of captive chimpanzees might tell us something about how humans first learned to dance, scientists behind a new study say.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dance, Evolution, Primates, Chimpanzees


Dark Matter 'Strikes Back' in Galactic Mystery

Dark matter could be responsible for the mysterious observation of gamma rays in the center of our galaxy, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Gamma Rays, Dark Matter, Pulsars, Fermi Gamma ray Space Telescope


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Backlash Is Inevitable, According to Richard E. Grant

We’re now less than a week from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and two emotions seem to be dominating the conversation. Excitement, of course—we’re about to get a movie fans have waited years for. But also, fear. Fear of what will happen in the movie and how it may change the discourse.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Game Of Thrones, Lucasfilm, Skywalker, Richard E Grant, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Our Favorite Comics of 2019

Another year has come to an end, and we wouldn’t have gotten here without some pretty incredible comics to read along the way. We’ve had new dawns and final ends, epic sagas and intimate tales, serious drama and serious silliness. But above all, we’ve had some serious fun—and these series are the ones we had the most…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Dc Comics, Marvel Comics, Year In Review, Image Comics, IDW, BOOM Studios, Dark Horse, Io9 Year In Review, United Media, 2019 Year In Review, Aftershock Comics


OSIRIS-REx Team Will Boop This Spot on Asteroid Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx team has decided on a location to collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu. It’s a 460-foot-wide crater that they’ve dubbed “Nightingale.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Asteroids, Bennu, Osiris Rex, Birdmodo, REx Team Will Boop


Italian Court Orders Facebook to Restore Neo-Fascist Party's Account

Back in September, Facebook blocked the account of Casapound, an Italian far-right party. Now, an Italian judge has ruled in favor of Casapound on the basis that removing the party’s account ‘prevented political pluralism.’ And to rub salt in the wound, Facebook also has to pay the group 15,000 euros ($16,500) in…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Hate Speech, Casapound, Neo Fascists, Court Orders Facebook


'I Slept With My Gun': What It's Like to Get Your Ring Camera Hacked

John was on his way home from the grocery store when he got the panicked call from his wife. After a weekend out of town, his kids were finally asleep in their Houston area home. His wife was getting ready for bed too, before she heard a stranger’s voice echoing down her hallway.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, John, Houston, Ring, Surveillance Tech


30 Viral Fakes That Defined the 2010s

The decade of the 2010s saw the rise of social media and the proliferation of digital tools that allow people to alter photos and videos. When you put those two forces together, you get a lot of fake images circulating. And these were the ones that helped define the past 10 years.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Instagram, Photoshop, Donald Trump, Fake, Fakes, Viral Photos, Fake Quotes, President Trump, Viral Images


Motion Sensing Wifi Is a Limited But Fascinating Peek at the Future of the Smart Home

In 2013, researchers at MIT demonstrated how the wifi signals that fill every corner of your home with high-speed internet could also be used to detect the movements of pets and people—even through walls. Six years later, Linksys has introduced similar functionality on its tri-band mesh routers, and while the…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Mit, Wifi, Smart Home, Mesh, Mesh Networking, Belkin, Smarthome, Linksys, Consumer Tech, Linksys Velop, Linksys Aware


Looks Like a Penis

You know the world is ending when dicks start to take over entire beaches. No, I’m not talking about a penis havers-only nude beach. I’m talking about the fat innkeeper worm, or Urechis caupo if we’re talking sexy. The best version of its name, though, is penis fish because this worm looks like a fucking dick, man.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Dicks, Marine Science, Penis Fish


Bloodhound car has 800mph target in its sights for 2021

Test data indicates a land speed record should be achievable, says the project's chief engineer.
Tags: Science


Dispensed: Sanofi's new plan, UnitedHealth's growing bet on medical care, and why Anthem isn't getting into the primary care business

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
Tags: Science, UnitedHealth, Sanofi


Great, Now Australia's Bushfires Are Fueling Climate Change

Australia is in the grips of a climate emergency. Bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland have killed six people and made the air toxic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Forest Fires, Bush Fires


Deepest point on land discovered below glacier in East Antarctica

The canyon has a depth of 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level.
Tags: Science, East Antarctica


Indochino's Overcoats Are Just $295 For a Limited Time

$100 Off Overcoats | Indochino | Use the promo code KINJARead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Indochino Deals


Lug All of Your Dirty Clothes to the Laundry Room In This $14 Hamper

Lifewit Laundry Hamper | $14 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on the pageRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Lifewit Deals


Why scientists should be atheists

My friend and colleague George asked me, “Do you think a scientist can be an atheist?”  I replied, “Not only can a scientist be an atheist, he should be one.” I was teasing because I knew what response George wanted to hear and this was not it. Sure enough, he shook his head. The only logical position that a scientist can take, he said, is to be an agnostic because we can never know the answer to the question of whether God exists or not.This is of course an old debate. To avoid the logical prob...
Tags: Books, Science, Featured, Atheism, Charles Darwin, Darwin, George, Science and Religion, Science & Medicine, Physics & Chemistry, Atheist, Agnosticism, Charles Bradlaugh, Edward Aveling, Luca Baggio, Mano Singham


The Mandalorian Gave Us a Few New Stars to Gaze at This Week

If you watched this week’s episode of The Mandalorian and thought, “Wait, is that who I think it is?” Chances are, the answer is “Yes.”Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Richard Ayoade, Bill Burr, Matt Lanter, Rick Famuyiwa, Clancy Brown, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Dave Filoni, Natalia Tena, Mark Boone Jr, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus



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