Rick and Morty Delivered One of Its Best Episodes Ever...Before Going on Hiatus Again

The Rick and Morty faithful know what it means to wait for new episodes—and are on familiar turf again, now that the first half of season four is over. This might be why the first five episodes leaned so hard into fan service. But they also elevated the show’s signature blend of juvenile humor and flat-out brilliance.Read more...
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The latest UN climate conference by the numbers: $100 million, 27,000 attendees, 1 prominent Swedish teenager, and 0 tangible outcomes

After weeks of climate change talks, this year's annual UN conference on the topic has yielded no tangible outcomes — despite its hefty price tag.
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Don't Hold Your Breath for That Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie

The idea of a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie has had fans salivating for years, but it might be time to finally put the idea behind us.Read more...
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Amazon Prohibits Marketplace Sellers From Using FedEx Ground on Prime Shipments

Amazon has barred third-party stores on its Marketplace platform from using FedEx ground or home shipping for Prime deliveries, the Wall Street Journal reported, saying that the company has performed poorly in getting packages to customers. In an email to sellers, the Journal wrote, Amazon said that the ban will…Read more...
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Boeing Halts 737 MAX Production

Boeing will halt production on its infamous 737 MAX plane nine months after authorities grounded the passenger airliner following crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that took 346 lives.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Boeing, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max

The Best Illusions of the Year Will Have You Further Questioning the Reality You Live In

It’s hard not to look at the news every day and wonder if your life has somehow forked into an alternate reality or dimension than the one you were familiar with. Not helping the matter are the recently revealed best illusions of the year, including Frank Force’s winning Dual Axis Illusion which can look like it’s…Read more...
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Master The Force and Get Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order For $20 Off

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Master The Force and Get Star Wars: Fallen Jedi For $20 Off

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Terradepth raises $8 million to build a fleet of autonomous deep-ocean data robots

Plenty of the ocean remains unexplored, even though it’s a huge trove of potentially valuable information. Current methods for mapping and gathering ocean data, especially deep-ocean data, generally require humans in the mix (even if controlling vehicles remotely), are immensely expensive and are not designed for long periods of operation. Startup Terradepth, founded by two ex-Navy SEALs and based in Austin, Texas, is aiming to change all that using autonomous submersible vehicles that can, if d...
Tags: Startups, TC, Texas, Science, Navy, Tech, Austin, Ships, Robotics, Robot, Submarines, Oceanography, Austin Texas, Seagate Technology, Recent Funding, Terradepth

See the best microscopic footage of Nikon's 2019 Small World in Motion competition

Every year Nikon shows us the best images of the unseen world. Incredible videos under a microscope revealing life as we have never seen before.
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Australia May See Its Hottest Day Ever Recorded This Week

Australia just can’t seem to catch a break. Bushfires have been ravaging the country for more than a month. Australia ended 2018 with a record-breaking heat wave, and it appears this year will end the same. And in the process, the country could see its hottest day ever recorded.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Global Warming, Extreme Weather, Dammit, Heat Wave

American Gods Has Lost Yet Another Key Character

What the hell is going on over at American Gods? Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Neil Gaiman, Starz, Michael Green, Ricky Whittle, Bryan Fuller, Orlando Jones, American Gods, Mousa Kraish

This Charmin Forever Roll Starter Kit Is Totally the Shit

Forever Roll Starter Kit | $30 | Charmin
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Alaska Natives Demanded Goldman Sachs Not Fund Arctic Drilling—And It Listened

Money talks, and that’s why environmental activists—and, more specifically, indigenous peoples—have been pressuring banks for years to stop throwing their money toward fossil fuel extraction projects. Finally, major banks are starting to listen. Goldman Sachs announced Sunday that it’s finally listening and won’t fund…Read more...
Tags: Science, Goldman Sachs, Public Lands, Alaska Natives, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Hell Yeah, ANWR, Gwichin

New Study Links Vaping to Chronic Lung Illness in Humans

The potential dangers of long-term vaping have largely been hypothetical, but a new study out Monday provides the first real evidence that it can increase the risk of chronic lung disease in humans. And while the risk may be much higher for those who smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, it’s amplified in people who…Read more...
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Each year, the US gets around 4 times as many twisters as the rest of the world combined — here's why

Each year, over 1,200 tornadoes strike American soil. That's more than anywhere else in the world. Here's why the US has the most twisters.
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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.
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Hey Tom Cruise, What the Hell?

Tom Cruise is supposed to be an ally. This megawealthy superstar is supposed to, at the very least, understand how movies and television are viewed and support us nerds who want everything in widescreen with a perfectly calibrated rec.709 picture and zero motion smoothing. Why has he forsaken us?Read more...
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Researchers built AI technology that uses algae to fight climate change, and they're planning on releasing the design so anyone can build one

Algae absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With help from AI, a new bioreactor could draw out more greenhouse gas than trees.
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At least 16 people are dead after a New Zealand volcano erupted. Experts say the disaster was not predictable, despite warning signs.

Geologists and tourists knew that the volcano that erupted last week on New Zealand's White Island was active. It last erupted in 2016.
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New Count of Endangered Mountain Gorillas Suggests Conservation Is Working

The total population of free-ranging mountain gorillas is now 1,063, according to an encouraging new survey.Read more...
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The Witcher Guide: Who's Who, What's What, and Which Is Witcher

This week, Netflix finally launches its highly anticipated fantasy series The Witcher. If you’re not familiar with either the source material or just why people have gotten so excited about a white-haired Henry Cavill in a bathtub, you’re probably not sure what all the fuss is about or why this is so exciting. Allow…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Video Games, Fantasy, Netflix, Streaming, Henry Cavill, Andrzej Sapkowski, CD Projekt Red, The Witcher, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

More Than 100 Doctors Call for Australia to Rescue Julian Assange From UK Prison

We don’t know exactly what’s going on with Julian Assange’s health, but a growing band of doctors has called on the Australian government to negotiate his transfer out of a maximum-security British jail to a hospital in Australia. Read more...
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The Biggest Misses and Surprises of 2019

You come into every year with the expectation of promise. Sometimes, things turn out the way you’d hoped. Sometimes they don’t—and sometimes, something else comes along out of nowhere and sweeps you off your feet entirely, for better or worse. Here are a few of the surprises that delighted or disappointed us in 2019.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Marvel, Glass, Fox, Netflix, Streaming, Warner Bros, Year In Review, Marvel Studios, Paramount, Joker, X Men, Alita Battle Angel, The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance, Io9 Year In Review

Prehistoric Turks Wore Human Teeth as Jewelry, Rare Discovery Reveals

Researchers in Turkey have uncovered modified Neolithic human teeth that were worn as pendants, perhaps in a necklace or bracelet, in a rare and perplexing archaeological find.Read more...
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The Biggest Environmental Wins of 2019

To my surprise, this year from hell has actually gifted the climate movement with some celebratory strides.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Climate Activism, Climate Emergency, 2019 In Review

Map of water ice on Mars shows where NASA (and SpaceX) are likely to send their first astronauts

A newly published survey pinpointing where Martian water ice is likely to lie close to the surface could serve as a roadmap for establishing the first human settlement. The survey, published in Geophysical Research Letters, is based on readings from the Mars Climate Sounder on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, plus the Thermal Emission Imaging System and Gamma Ray Spectrometer on the Mars Odyssey orbiter. Those readings point to water ice deposits that could lie within a foot, or even an i...
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Are cities bad for the environment?

Cities have a bad reputation for pollution but - in terms of climate change - that might be unfair.
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Europe's Cheops telescope will profile distant planets

The Cheops space mission will get beyond just counting worlds to start describing their properties.
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Harvest This AeroGarden Deal and Grow Some Herbs While They're Ripe

AeroGarden Bounty Indoor Garden | $200 | Woot
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