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Consider the axolotl: Our great hope of regeneration?

It has long been understood, and by cultures too various to list, that salamanders have something of the supernatural about them. Their name is thought to derive from an ancient Persian vocable meaning 'fire within', and for at least 2,000 years they were believed to be impervious to flames, or even capable of extinguishing them on contact. Aristotle recorded this exceptional characteristic, as did Leonardo da Vinci. The Talmud advises that smearing salamander blood on your skin will confer infl...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Mexico, France, Animals, Daily Mail, Innovation, Peter Pan, Marine Biology, Aristotle, Lorenz, Harvard Medical School, Aztecs, John Dewey, Leonardo da Vinci


Chinese Ambassador Casually Threatens German Car Industry Over Tech Privacy Concerns

The German automotive industry, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, and their subsidiaries, may soon be facing more problems in the declining Chinese car market over a dispute about 5G phone networks, of all things. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Huawei, Mercedes Benz, Cars Is Politics, BMW Mercedes Benz Audi Volkswagen


Victoria Mahoney, the First Woman to Direct a Star Wars Film, Explains How She Got the Job

Victoria Mahoney made Hollywood history when she became the second unit director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, making her so far the first (and only) woman to direct anything on a Star Wars movie, placing her alongside a handful of directors on The Mandalorian as the only women to direct Star Wars media in…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Ava Duvernay, Skywalker, Victoria Mahoney, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Sunday's Best Deals: NFL Apparel, REI Outlet, Sherpa Slippers, Kindle Unlimited, and More

An REI Outlet Sale, an NFL Apparel Gold Box, and 3 Months of Kindle Unlimited lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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Watchmen's Season Finale Was a Devastating Goodbye and a Beautiful Hello

How does a first (and perhaps final) season of television like Watchmen’s come to an end? With beauty, grace, batshit comic book plot twists, and a reminder that nothing ever ends even when it seems as if everything’s drawing to a close.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, Supervillains, Superheroes, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, TV Recap, Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Dave Gibbons, Jean Smart, Watchmen, Hong Chau


UN Climate Summit Ends With a Whimper

The longest global climate conference in its 25-year history came to an end Sunday after negotiations ran nearly two days over its initial deadline. Unfortunately, talks in Madrid went about as well as they do every year at the United Nation’s (UN) historically ineffective summit: There was a lot of finger-pointing,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Un, Madrid, Climate Talks, United Nation, Paris Agreement, Climate Crisis, Cop25


If a Snyder Cut Does Ever Release, It Might Look Different Than Fans Expect

Okay, yeah, we’re talking about the Snyder cut. Buckle up, this is going to be a ride. Read more...
Tags: Science, Justice League, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Joss Whedon, Snyder, Zack Snyder, Dan Olson


If the Snyder Cut Does Ever Release, It Might Look Different Than Fans Expect

Okay, yeah, we’re talking about the Snyder Cut. Buckle up, this is going to be a ride. Read more...
Tags: Science, Justice League, Warner Bros, Joss Whedon, Snyder, Zack Snyder, DCEU, Dan Olson, Snyder Cut, Snyder Cut Buckle


How The Hell Did This K-Pop Star Manage to Lose 33 Pairs of AirPods?

Thirty-three pairs of AirPods.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, AirPods, Apple AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods Pro


Kathleen Kennedy Says Future Star Wars Films Will Move Away From Trilogies

Okay, The Rise of Skywalker is almost out. But: what’s next? That’s the big question looming over the Star Wars franchise as it reaches forward into uncharted territory, unmoored from stories about Anakin Skywalker and his big multi-generational fuck up. It’s also the subject Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Anakin Skywalker, Kathleen Kennedy, Skywalker, Kevin Feige, Skywalker Saga, Solo A Star Wars Story, Rian Johnson Star Wars Trilogy, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Here's Why The Porsche Taycan Turbo's EPA Range Is So Bad

This week, we learned the EPA rated the new 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo’s range at just 201 miles on a charge. That’s worse than almost every other electric car on sale today, and far worse than the 300 miles Porsche teased a couple of years ago, so what made the EPA figure so low?Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Porsche, Epa, Electric Cars, Porsche Taycan, 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo, Porsche Taycan Turbo


Wait, Did J.J. Abrams Really Just Tease an Ahsoka Tano Cameo in The Rise of Skywalker?

J.J? Please, don’t tease me on this. It’s important. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano Cameo


China’s failed ‘baby gene’ experiment proves we’re not ready to edit human embryos

More than a year ago, the world was shocked by Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui’s attempt to use CRISPR technology to modify human embryos and make them resistant to HIV, which led to the birth of twins Lulu and Nana. Now, crucial details have been revealed in a recent release of excerpts from the study, which have triggered a series of concerns about how Lulu and Nana’s genome was modified. How CRISPR works CRISPR is a technique that allows scientists to make precise edits to any DNA by altering...
Tags: Startups, Science, China, Lulu, Nana, Syndication, He Jiankui


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Giant cyclone the size of Texas discovered on Jupiter

"These cyclones are new weather phenomena that have not been seen or predicted before," said Cheng Li, a Juno scientist.
Tags: Texas, Science, Jupiter, Cheng Li


Read More In 2020, Get 3 Months of Kindle Unlimited For $1

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Ring Camera Hacks, Viral Fakes, and Decade Highlights: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

December always goes by too fast in my opinion. One moment, it’s the first and I have all the time in the world to scope out Christmas presents, and the next moment I’m in a mad dash to slap a bow and some wrapping paper on whatever last-minute gift I managed to grab that morning as I rush out the door to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Science, Privacy, New York City, Surveillance, Nintendo, Pop Culture, Birds Of Prey, Fake, Spiders, Rings, Surveillance State, Privacy And Security, Nintendo Switch, Best Of Gizmodo


As climate change melts Alaska’s permafrost, roads sink, bridges tilt and greenhouse gases release

The accelerating melt is a global concern: Permafrost, which mostly lies in the northern reaches of the planet, is a vast carbon storehouse of frozen plants and animals that release greenhouse gases as they warm and decompose.
Tags: Science, News, Environment, Alaska, Local News, Northwest, Special Reports


‘We are here to ski across the Arctic Ocean’: Dispatches from Mike Horn’s and Børge Ousland’s North Pole trek

The dispatches give a real-time take on the emotions, perils and odd sensations of the journey. "Some of the ice blocks we were walking on moved around like an inflatable mattress floating on water."
Tags: Science, News, Environment, Local News, Arctic Ocean, Northwest, Børge Ousland, Mike Horn


Got Too Many Shoes? Organize The Crap Out of Them With These Underbed Storage Bags

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Race against time to launch Europe’s troubled mission to Mars

European Space Agency asks for help from Nasa with ExoMars project as trials fail and cost rises to €1bnSpace engineers are racing against time to fix major faults in the robot probe they plan to send to Mars next year. The complex parachute system that should slow ExoMars – Europe’s largest ever planetary mission – as it plunges into the Martian atmosphere failed catastrophically during recent tests.As a result, the European Space Agency has called for emergency help from Nasa space engineers t...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, UK News, Nasa, European Space Agency, Mars, Pasadena, US Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Smaller class sizes not always better for pupils, multinational study shows

A new statistical analysis of data from a long-term study on the teaching of mathematics and science has found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and achievement.
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Warming climate will impact dead zones in Chesapeake Bay

In recent years, scientists have projected increasingly large summer dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay, areas where there is little or no oxygen for living things like crabs and fish to thrive, even as long-term efforts to reduce nutrient pollution continue. Researchers from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science factored in local impacts of climate change to make projections of what the oxygen content of the Chesapeake Bay will look like in the future.
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The rare genetic disorder identified in only 3 people worldwide

A team of South Australian researchers has cracked a rare gene variant for a disorder that causes severe neurodegeneration in infants.
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Air pollution is breaking our hearts: Human and marine health is affected in similar ways

Research published today in The Journal of Physiology by researchers at The University of Manchester shows that the knowledge we have about how pollution harms the hearts of marine species can be applied to humans, as the underlying mechanisms are similar.
Tags: Science, The University of Manchester


More than 1 in 3 low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition

Being undernourished or overweight are no longer separate public health issues. The first paper in a four-paper report to be published in The Lancet details how more than one in three low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition -- a reality driven by the modern food system.
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The Lancet: More than one in three low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition

A new approach is needed to help reduce undernutrition and obesity at the same time, as the issues become increasingly connected due to rapid changes in countries' food systems. This is especially important in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new four-paper report published in The Lancet.
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