As He's Impeached, Trump Denies to Rally-Goers That He Always Has to Flush the Toilet 10 Times

As the House of Representatives voted 230-197 and 229-198 on mostly party lines to impeach Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Wednesday night, Trump spent a good stretch of a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan waging his ongoing feud against water-conserving bathroom fixtures.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Environment, Conservation, House Of Representatives, Epa, Toilets, Times, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Battle Creek Michigan, Impeachment, Not Me Of Course But You

Instagram Is Censoring Vape Speech

Instagram announced on Wednesday that it will begin enforcing bans on influencers promoting “goods such as vaping, tobacco products and weapons” in branded posts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Instagram, Advertising, Social Media, Vaping, E Cigarettes, Influencers, Firearms

Why It's Taken So Long to Make the Avatar Sequels, According to James Cameron

Today, December 18, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of Avatar. You remember Avatar—the second highest-grossing movie in the history of movies, which the majority of filmgoers have long since forgotten about? Right, that one. The one with the blue people. Ten years have passed without a sequel, we’re still two years away…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Avatar, James Cameron, Avatar 2

Trump Impeached, Which Is Fun Now But Your Holiday Dinners Are Fucked

The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening. Trump is the third president to be impeached. (He’s continuing as if it’s just another Wednesday by going to a rally in Michigan.)Read more...
Tags: Science, House Of Representatives, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Tulsi Gabbard, Impeachment

CEOwned: Jack Dorsey Just UNFOLLOWED Mark Zuckerberg

Jack Dorsey is sitting, plotting, thinking about how much he hates his enemy Mark Zuckerberg for reasons unclear to the public but apparently very clear and ever-present in Jack Dorsey’s mind. Mark Zuckerberg was doing other stuff today, possibly work, probably thinking about bigger-picture nefarious schemes like…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Plots, Jack Dorsey

Streaming Movie Service That Costs $2,500-a-Flick Struggles to Find Enough Plutocrats

Members of the jet-set who are too good to mix with the filthy hoi polloi can now pay a $15,000 fee and $2,500 per movie to skip the local Alamo Drafthouse and watch first-run films in the comfort of their gilded estates via Red Carpet Home Cinema, which launched in October. Its reverse-Moviepass business model is not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Movies, Film, Cinema, Streaming, Movie Theaters, Late Capitalism, Red Carpet Home Cinema

Cats Review: I Have Seen Sights No Human Should See

I have been processing this movie for the last 24 hours trying to understand anything as terrifying and visceral a trainwreck as Cats. You have to see Cats.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Taylor Swift, Cats, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Universal, Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Vfx, Cgi, Ts Eliot, Jennifer Hudson, Robbie Fairchild, Cats Movie


I was sitting in a meeting around 3 p.m. when everyone’s phones began buzzing simultaneously. Alerts rang out all around G/O Media’s offices as the National Weather Service blasted out a snow squall warning.Read more...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, Snow, Weather Is Happening, Snow Squall, Squallmania, Squallmagedon, Squallpocalypse

The Gamers Of The Year, 2019

Our annual list of gamers of the year is based on a simple premise: that the people who play video games are an integral part of overall gaming culture. In past years, we’ve honored gamers who’ve made news and, often enough, been a positive influence on gaming or the world at large. We do so again this year with a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Etika, Gamers Of The Year, Blitzchung, Arslan Ash

Elon Musk becomes the International Space Station’s weed guy in March

SpaceX has reportedly been tapped by a company called Front Range Biosciences to smuggle some drugs from Earth to the International Space Station in a mission set to launch in March. Just when I think Elon Musk cannot possibly be more irresponsible and idiotic, he goes and pulls a stunt like this… and totally redeems himself. Okay, maybe not totally. Abusing the court systems to make calling someone a “pedo guy” okay isn’t exactly a good use of anyone’s time. And I still maintain that naming Tes...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Tesla, Earth, International Space Station, Front Range Biosciences

Pet Store Puppies Are Giving People Bloody Diarrhea

Dog lovers beware: Federal health officials are warning that puppies, particularly those found in pet stores, are once again behind an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug that can cause bloody diarrhea.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Infectious Diseases, Outbreaks

The history of the narwhal, the 'unicorn of the sea' with 10-foot tusks that scientists are only beginning to understand

A narwhal tusk was used against a terrorist in London in November. Here's the wild history of the narwhal, also known as the "unicorn of the sea."
Tags: Science, London

Why the Next Lunar Astronauts May Have to Worry About Electric Shocks

Imagine you’re an astronaut, gazing out over the Moon’s icy gray surface. You’re on a field assignment, checking some instruments, and as you trudge toward a lunar dust detector, you notice how twinkly the stars seem, and you just can’t believe you’re on the MOON, and you’re doing SCIENCE and—Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, The moon, Astronauts, Moon Dust

This tiny, soft robo-bug scoots with smarts and survives swats

Nature is a good source of inspiration for roboticists, but it’s rare that nature’s elegance and genius can be replicated in any real way. Still, we’re getting closer. This tiny insect-like robot is made of soft materials and weighs less than a gram, yet can move quickly and with some intelligence — and is robust enough to survive a pounding from a fly swatter. For the most part, tiny robots like this are compromises. For instance, they can move quickly, but only with external power. Or they can...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Robotics, Soft Robotics, EPFL, Xiaobin Ji, Matthias Imboden, EPFL s Soft Transducers Laboratory

Rocket Lab begins construction of a second launch pad at its New Zealand complex

Just days after officially opening its Virginia launch pad, Rocket Lab announced today that it has started construction of yet another pad at its original New Zealand home base. The new pad, known as Launch Complex 1 Pad B, is due for completion in late 2020. Rocket Lab says LC-1B will support increased launch frequency; enable back-to-back missions within days; and ensure that a pad is always ready to support rapid call-up launch. The existing pad at New Zealand's Launch Complex 1 will be L...
Tags: Science, Virginia, New Zealand, Rocket Lab, LC 1A Launch Complex

2019: The Year in Babies

It’s been a long year, we’re going to have some silly fun, dammit.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Science, Video Games, Disney, Pokemon, Lucasfilm, Year In Review, Pikachu, Watchmen, Io9 Year In Review, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, 2019 Year In Review

It's Time to Nervously Mock the 50 Worst Passwords of the Year

In spite of everything—the leaks, the breaches, the myriad privacy risks—a large majority of people are still using “password” and “123456” as their password. Folks, it’s long past time to stop taking security shortcuts. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Passwords, Hacking, Data Privacy, We Can Do Better

It's Time to Nervously Mock the 25 Worst Passwords of the Year

In spite of everything—the leaks, the breaches, the myriad privacy risks—a large majority of people are still using “password” and “123456” as their password. Folks, it’s long past time to stop taking security shortcuts. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Passwords, Hacking, Data Privacy, We Can Do Better

Stock Up On Denim and Chambray Button Downs From Jachs, Starting at $29

Pick Two Denim & Chambray Button Downs | Jachs | Promo codes 2DNM or DN1Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Jachs Deals, Chambray Button Downs From Jachs Starting, Pick Two Denim Chambray Button Downs

Netflix Is Making a Second He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Reboot

Okay, we hear you: You thought Netflix had already announced this. But no! This is actually an entirely separate He-Man show. Be prepared for a lot of universe mastery.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Mattel, House of Cool, He Man, CGCG, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, He Man And The Masters Of The Universe, Masters Of The Universe Revelation

Scientists Shed New Light on the Final Holdout of an Extinct Human Species

Using modern dating techniques, scientists have dramatically narrowed the age of Homo erectus fossils found in Java during the early 1930s. Confirmed as the youngest known Homo erectus fossils, they’re providing critically important insights into the final chapter of these archaic humans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Java, Homo, Homo erectus, Human Evolution, Human Origins

Dicks Are the Only Thing Standing Between Chatroulette and Love

It appears that Chatroulette, which is alive and well and abundant with dicks at 9 AM EST (long may internet anonymity live), has been tamed by a new company into a more manageable dating app form. On Blindlee, which launched in October, you may now fish for potential mates over three-minute video chats, with varying…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dicks, Dating, Dating Apps, Blindlee

Here Are the Drugs the Teens Are Into These Days

The teens are smoking nicotine, drinking alcohol, and using illegal drugs less than ever before, according to U.S. government data released Wednesday. Yet a new report highlights that they’re also increasingly vaping cannabis and nicotine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Teens, Drugs, Vaping, E Cigarettes

You Have No Idea How Insanely Complex Modern Headlights Can Be I Mean Holy Crap They Have GPS

If you’re like me, most of your experience with car headlights has been to switch them from dim to slightly less dim so you can try to avoid hitting all the deer on a drive down a rural road. Car headlamps have come a hell of a long way from the days of old sealed beams you could buy in a gas station—they’re now…Read more...
Tags: Science, Headlights, Porsche Taycan, Car Lighting

Amazon's a Shopping Mess

Of course, Amazon is listing actual, dumpster-retrieved garbage in its marketplace. But you’d be fully forgiven for not realizing it.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Shopping, Amazon Prime, Prime For What

Trolls Sent Strobing GIFS to People With Epilepsy in A Targeted Attack During Epilepsy Awareness Month

The Epilepsy Foundation filed criminal complaints this month following an attack on its Twitter account that could have harmed people with epilepsy.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Attack, Epilepsy, Kurt Eichenwald, Epilepsy Foundation

Meet the Scientists Trying to Save Indonesia's Critically Endangered Orangutans

If you were asked to list the skillset needed to work in orangutan conservation, you might not think to jot down accomplished marksman. But that’s high on the list of job requirements for a unique band of conservationists working in the forests of Borneo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Conservation, Palm Oil, Deforestation, Borneo, Orangutans, Sumatra, Borneo Read

Level Up Your Connected Home With This $120 Hue Play Bundle, Plus a Bonus $50 Gift Card

Hue Play Bundle (Hue Play 2-Pack and Hue Bridge) + $50 Best Buy Gift Card | $120 | Best Buy | Requires a free MyBestBuy membershipRead more...
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Corsair Now Owns the Very Best Indie Controller Maker

Following a buying spree this summer that saw the acquisition gaming brands including Origin PC and Elgato, Corsair is looking to finish off the year strong with the purchase high-end gamepad maker Scuf.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Xbox, Ps4, Pc Gaming, Consumer Tech, Controllers, Scuf, Gamepads, Corsair Buys Scuf, Elgato Corsair

GM Backs Out Of CES And Delays New EV Reveal

After having to delay the 2020 C8 Corvette due to the month-long United Auto Workers strike earlier this year, GM is blaming the union again for delaying the reveal of a new electric vehicle that was originally planned for next month’s CES. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, EVs, Cadillac, United Auto Workers

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