Tech Ghouls, Yoda Theories, and One Dumb Wikipedia War: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This is it, everyone. 2020 begins this week. A new year, a new decade, a new physical form to inhabit . . .Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Ipad, Gadgets, Star Wars, Space, Elon Musk, Science, Wikipedia, Environment, Tesla, Yoda, Environmental Justice, Betelgeuse, Wikipedia Edits, Green New Deal

Super-soldier T-cells fight cancer better after a transformational DNA delivery

I enjoy online shopping. However, I often find myself fussing about the delivery options during checkout. This is because not all delivery services are equally efficient and stress-free. This personal experience has also inspired my research. As a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, I have engineered tiny nano-materials – objects about 10,000 times smaller than a grain of rice – to better deliver DNA into white blood cells called T-cells that defend us against cancer. My method – which ...
Tags: Startups, Science, UPS, Stanford University, Syndication

The best space images of 2019

With some blockbuster space missions underway, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth.
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Google Search Now Has a (I'll Probably Never) Watchlist

There is entirely too much content out there—so much so that plenty of folks find it quite literally overwhelming. And trying to keep track of all those horror movies and melodramatic reality shows and whodunnits starring Chris Evans in a cable knit sweater (oh ok, fine. There’s only one of those. But I’m optimistic…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Television, Movies, Youtube, Google Search, Chris Evans, Google Search Results, Who Am I Kidding

Fox Networks Could Soon Go Dark for Millions Still Stuck With Cable

As we prepare to embark on a new decade, any fans of Fox programming still holding onto their cable subscription could soon be SOL. Hundreds of mid-range and local cable providers with millions of customers between them are locked in 2020 contract negotiations with Fox, and the broadcasting company’s allegedly holding…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Cable, Fox, Fox News

NASA’s Christina Koch adds onto the world endurance record for women in space

Every day for the next six weeks, NASA astronaut Christina Koch will be setting a new women's record for continuous time in space. Koch's extended stint on the International Space Station follows up on astronaut Scott Kelly's "Year in Space" mission in 2015-2016, and is similarly aimed at studying the health effects of long-duration spaceflight. She arrived in March, and marked her 288th day in orbit on Saturday. That officially surpassed the women's record set by Peggy Whitson i...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Scott Kelly, Koch, Christina Koch, Peggy Whitson

Hydrogen-powered drones could point way to future travel

Hydrogen-powered drones have several advantages to lithium ion-powered ones, says Dr Enass Abo-Hamed.
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Writer Chris Terrio Offers an Unsatisfying Explanation for Kelly Marie Tran's Limited Screen Time in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Wait, where’s Rose? As anyone keeping up with the state of Star Wars discourse has undoubtedly heard, Rose Tico, the Resistance engineer introduced in The Last Jedi and played by Kelly Marie Tran, has a very small amount of screen time in The Rise of Skywalker. Like, compared to her role in The Last Jedi, where she’s…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Diversity, Lucasfilm, Rose, Skywalker, Chris Terrio, Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi, Rose Tico, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker

A tale of ‘trons’: the suffix that tells the story of modern science

If you grew up in the United States in the 1980s, chances are you’ll remember riding the Gravitron at the local fair or struggling to get past level one of the video game Robotron: 2084 at the arcade downtown. That would be after you got up early to watch five cartoon robots form the defender Voltron on the eponymous TV series, and stayed up late to see Woody Allen’s emergence from the Orgasmatron in Sleeper (1973). Throughout middle school, the cool kids got out their Celestron telescopes, whil...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, United States, Woody Allen, Syndication

The Costume Designer For Birds of Prey Dishes on Harley Quinn's Killer Fashion Sense

Every time I think about Birds Of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, I think about the fashion. Its looks are just killer, with Harley herself taking the bedazzled cake as a decked-out Margot Robbie wearing some of the snazziest duds ever seen in a superhero film.Read more...
Tags: Science, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Dc, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Harley, Fashion Design, Erin Benach

Remilia, The First Woman To Compete In The League Of Legends Championship Series, Dies At 24

Twitch Streamer and former professional League Of Legends player Maria “Remilia” Creveling died on Friday at the age of 24, according to a tweet from her close friend and esports journalist Richard Lewis.Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, News, Kotakucore, Esports, League Of Legends, Maria, Lcs, Creveling, Remilia, Twitch Streamer, Richard Lewis Read

Sunday's Best Deals: Sabrent NVMe Enclosure, Cuisinart Cookware, Kindle eBooks, and More

A 55" Roku-powered Hisense TV, eufy doorbell camera, 8-week Washington Post subscription, and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle lead off Sundays’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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This Parody Explores the Serene Joy of Just Not Caring About Star Wars

Have you hugged the Star Wars nerd in your life lately? Because they’re probably far, far more stressed out than is reasonable. Such is the nature of fandom, that it can end up with a lot of unnecessary frustration when something you love ends up differently than you imagined, or otherwise it doesn’t but other people…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Parody, Youtube, Disney, Lucasfilm, Fandom, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker

Is veganism as good for you as they say?

It’s the wellness industry’s cash cow, and athletes’ latest choice, but scientists caution there’s still much we don’t know about the dietKatharina Wirnitzer was in the midst of training for the Bike Transalp race, one of the world’s toughest endurance events, when she began investigating whether a vegan diet was suitable for athletes.The year was 2003 and veganism was a long way from the current boom, which has established it as one of the most in-vogue dietary trends. But Wirnitzer, a sports s...
Tags: Health, Science, Life and style, Veganism, University of Innsbruck, Wirnitzer

Is This the First Fossil of an Embryo?

A creature called Caveasphaera lived in China 609 million years ago, and it left behind fossils that resemble tiny grains of sand. But as innocuous as those fossils appear, they may speak volumes about our own evolutionary history.Under a microscope, the fossils turn out to be clusters of hundreds or thousands of cells. Were they on their way to developing into adult bodies? On Wednesday, a team of researchers published a study on hundreds of new Caveasphaera fossils, using high-powered X-ray be...
Tags: England, Science, China, Barcelona, Harvard, Harvard University, New York Times, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University Of Southern California, Virginia Tech, Donoghue, Knoll, Xiao, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Andrew Knoll

15 years after "National Treasure" came out, here's the real story of the Manhattan church that the movie suggests hides buried loot

Trinity Church featured prominently in the 2004 film "National Treasure." While it doesn't hide any treasure, an archivist reveals its real secrets.
Tags: Science, Manhattan, Trinity Church, National Treasure

Upgrade to a 55" Hisense 4K Roku TV For Just $230

Hisense 55" 4K UHD Roku TV | $230 | Best BuyRead more...
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An incredible animation by a planetary scientist shows how fast each planet spins by putting them in one giant globe

Jupiter's Great Red Spot zips around 2.4 times faster than Earth, while Venus spins so slowly you can't tell it's moving backwards.
Tags: Science, Earth, Jupiter, Venus

Amber containing dinosaur feathers also carried 99 million-year-old lice

Until now, the earliest known fossil louse dated back 44 million years, about 22 million years after the age of dinosaurs had ended. The way parasites evolve closely in step with their targets can reveal details about their hosts that are otherwise invisible in the fossil record. Based on comparisons with previously unearthed fossils, the plumes came from dinosaurs, not birds, and were likely "down feathers that helped keep their animals warm," said study co-author Chung-Kun Shih, a paleoentomol...
Tags: Science, Washington, Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History, Chung Kun Shih

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