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Movies, Music, and Books That Enter the Public Domain Today

Today isn’t just a day to nurse your hangover from New Year’s Eve—it’s also a day to celebrate the public domain. Movies, books, music, and more from 1924 are all entering the public domain today, meaning that you’re free to download, upload, and share these titles however you see fit. And it’s completely legal.Read more...
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What Will Happen In The 2020s

It’s 2020. Time to look forward to the decade that is upon us. One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Bill Gates, is that people overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will happen in a decade. This is an important decade for mankind. It is a decade in which we will need to find answers to questions that hang over us like last night’s celebrations. I am an optimist and believe in society’s ability to find the will to face our challenges and the intelligence to ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Entrepreneurship, China, US, Employment, Trends, Economics, Policy, Bill Gates, Crypto, Food And Drink, Baby Boomers, AVC, VC & Technology


New Zealand glaciers turn brown from Australian bushfires' smoke, ash and dust

New Zealand glaciers turn brown from Australian bushfires' smoke, ash and dust. Snow-capped peaks and glaciers discoloured as former PM says ash could accelerate glacial melting
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Music Streaming Jumped to 80 Percent of the U.S. Market by the End of the Decade

Music streaming made a killing this decade as far as U.S. market domination—and more and more users are willing to pay for it too, according to statistics from the Recording Industry Association of America.Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Music Streaming, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Recording Industry Association of America Read


Paleontologists are unraveling the mysteries of young T. rexes. Creatures they thought were 2 species turned out to be kids and adults.

A full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex weighed up to 10 tons and was 43 feet long. Much of its growth happened during its teenage years.
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Dwarf T-rex dinosaurs probably did not exist: study

For three decades, paleontologists the world over have been split over a provocative finding: did a dwarf species of Tyrannosaurus rex really once exist? In 1988, paleontologist Robert Bakker and his colleagues at the Cleveland (Ohio) Museum of Natural History reclassified a specimen first discovered in 1942 and displayed at the museum. It was, they said, the first known member of a small new species they baptized as the Nanotyrannus.
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FDA Is Reportedly Preparing to Ban Fruity E-Cigarette Pod Flavors

After raising the age restriction on vaping and other tobacco products to 21, the Food and Drug Administration is reportedly readying to ban all pod-based e-cigarette flavors except menthol and tobacco.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaping, Juul, Smoking Cessation


AI system outperforms experts in spotting breast cancer

Program developed by Google Health tested on mammograms of UK and US womenAn artificial intelligence program has been developed that is better at spotting breast cancer in mammograms than expert radiologists.The AI outperformed the specialists by detecting cancers that the radiologists missed in the images, while ignoring features they falsely flagged as possible tumours. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, Science, Technology, Breast Cancer, US, UK News, NHS, Google health, Artificial intelligence (AI


ExxonMobil Wishes Australia a 'Fun' New Year as Country Burns in Climate Crisis

ExxonMobil sent out a heartwarming tweet yesterday, wishing the good people of Australia a “safe” and “fun” New Year. Well, maybe heartwarming isn’t the right word. Perhaps “idiotic” is more appropriate, given the fact that large parts of Australia are currently on fire thanks in part to ExxonMobil’s history of…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Climate Change, Australia, Social Media, ExxonMobil, Wildfires, New South Wales, Bushfires, Rural Fire Service, Climate Emergency


The MacBook Pro 16 Needs to Be the Future of Apple Laptops

If you’ve bought an Apple laptop in the last few years and you try out the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, you will be furious. It’s so good. It works precisely as a laptop should—the issues that have plagued Apple’s laptops in recent years seem absent. Everything about the device seems to follow an age-old Apple edict the…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Science, Laptops, Macbook Pro, Consumer Tech, Apple MacBook Pro, Apple Macbook Pro 16 Review


New Cruise Ships to Set Sail for Antarctica

As the number of travelers cruising Antarctica swells, polar expedition companies are launching sustainable vessels designed for these bucket-list trips.According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, approximately 56,000 tourists visited Antarctica in the 2018-19 season, a 53% increase from the 2014-15 season."Climate change is a chief reason for the increased interest in visiting Antarctica," said Mary Curry, a small ship cruise specialist and travel planner at Adventu...
Tags: Science, Australia, Unesco, New York Times, Antarctica, New Zealand, Ross, Magellan, Antarctic, Travelers, Antarctic Peninsula, Lemaire Channel, Punta Arenas, Ultramarine, Roald Amundsen, Lindblad


Julian Assange Says He's 'Slowing Dying' in Prison During Christmas Eve Phone Call: Report

Julian Assange is slurring his speech and worried about dying in prison, according to a new report from British journalist and former Army officer Vaughan Smith. The journalist spoke with Russian state TV network RT on Tuesday and revealed that Assange called him over the phone from Britain’s Belmarsh prison on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Britain, Army, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Assange, Belmarsh, Belmarsh Prison, President Trump, Trump Regime, Vaughan Smith


Could you live the 1.5° lifestyle?

We are going to try and live the 2.5 Tonne Diet.
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No plastic 2020: The reason I am giving up all plastic bottles

I don't buy many plastic bottles, but the ones that I do will take some creative workarounds to avoid.
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Chandrayaan-3: India unveils fresh $35m attempt to put a rover on the moon

Space programme seeks to bounce back after 2019 project ended with a crash landing on the lunar surfaceIndia plans to make a fresh attempt at an unmanned mission on the moon this year, the head of the country’s space programme has said, after a 2019 bid ended in a crash landing.Work was going “smoothly” on the Chandrayaan-3 mission to put a rover probe on the moon’s surface, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Sivan said. “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover ...
Tags: Space, Science, India, South and Central Asia, The moon, Indian Space Research Organisation, Sivan, K Sivan


The Best Authenticator Apps for Protecting Your Accounts

If you switch on two-factor authentication (2FA) on your accounts—and you really should—then you need something else besides a username and a password when you log in on a new device. That’s where a good authenticator app comes in.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Security, Mobile, Apps, Science, Online, Two Factor Authentication


Scientists explain why we (probs) won’t rebel against totalitarian rulers

Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, described the horror of the authoritarian regime of Gilead. In this theocracy, self-preservation was the best people could hope for, being powerless to kick against the system. But her sequel, The Testaments, raises the possibility that individuals, with suitable luck, bravery, and cleverness, can fight back. But can they? There are countless examples of past and present monstrous regimes in the real world. And they all raise the question of why peop...
Tags: Startups, Science, Margaret Atwood, Gilead, Syndication


For My New Year's Resolution, I'm Preparing a Climate Doomsday Kit

I spend a lot of time thinking about the impending climate apocalypse. I mean, c’mon, I write about it for a living. However, with this clear understanding of where humanity is headed if we don’t get our shit together comes a lot of fear and anxiety. How do I deal with such feelings? Why, plans and preparation, of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Natural Disasters, Emergency Management, Doomsday, Climate Emergency, Climapocalypse


Trump Runs Facebook Ads in Spanish Despite Saying 'This is a Country Where We Speak English, Not Spanish'

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is currently running Facebook ads in Spanish, a decision that’s perhaps a little strange coming from a president who’s previously criticized others for speaking the language in the United States.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Language, Christianity, Peter Thiel, Jeb Bush, Miami, Donald Trump, Evangelicals, Spanish, Christianity Today, Assimilation, Spanish Language, Facebook Ad Library, Trump Runs Facebook Ads


Julian Assange Says He's 'Slowly Dying' in Prison During Christmas Eve Phone Call: Report

Julian Assange is slurring his speech and worried about dying in prison, according to a new report from British journalist and former Army officer Vaughan Smith. The journalist spoke with Russian state TV network RT on Tuesday and revealed that Assange called him over the phone from Britain’s Belmarsh prison on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Britain, Army, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Assange, Belmarsh, Belmarsh Prison, President Trump, Trump Regime, Vaughan Smith


#1: A mind-blowing explanation of the speed of light | Top 10 2019

Taking the #1 spot on Big Think's 2019 top 10 countdown, NASA's Michelle Thaller reminds us the only things that travel at the speed of light are photons.Nothing with any mass at all can travel at the speed of light because as it gets closer and closer to the speed of light, its mass increases. And if it were actually traveling at the speed of light, it would have an infinite mass.Light does not experience space or time. It's not just a speed going through something. All of the universe shifts a...
Tags: Space, Science, Time, Light, Nasa, Speed, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Michelle Thaller, Ask an astronomer


International Space Station astronauts play with fire for research

Tests to study behaviour of flames in zero gravity suggest fires could be more dangerous on moon than EarthPlaying with fire can be dangerous and never more so than when confined in a space capsule floating 250 miles above the Earth. But in the past week astronauts onboard the International Space Station have intentionally lit a series of blazes in research designed to study the behaviour of flames in zero gravity.The scientists behind the experiment, called Confined Combustion, say it will help...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, Earth, International Space Station, Gravity, The moon, Iss


New study estimates the global extent of river ice loss as Earth warms

A new study from researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Geological Sciences found that annual river ice cover will decline by about six days for every one degree Celsius increase in global temperatures. This decline will have economic and environmental consequences.
Tags: Science, Earth, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Department of Geological Sciences


Spectroscopy: A fine sense for molecules

Scientists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics have developed a unique laser technology for the analysis of the molecular composition of biological samples. It is capable of detecting minimal variations in the chemical make up of organic systems.
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All global sustainability is local

Groundbreaking ways to quantify progress towards sustainable development goals find sustainability, like politics, is local.
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Pro-lifers exploiting civil rights struggles in bid to ban abortions, says new research

New research launches as state legislatures begin reconvening where bans are likely to be introduced.Anti-abortionists 'appropriating' laws that protect same-sex couples and Black citizens.
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Alzheimer 'tau' protein far surpasses amyloid in predicting toll on brain tissue

The results, published Jan. 1, 2020 in Science Translational Medicine, support researchers' growing recognition that tau drives brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease more directly than amyloid protein, and at the same time demonstrates the potential of recently developed tau-based PET (positron emission tomography) brain imaging technology to accelerate Alzheimer's clinical trials and improve individualized patient care.
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Heart attack discovery could give hope to people not able to be treated

As a result of myocardial infarction (heart attack), scar tissue forms that negatively affects heart function. Although it has long been known that heart attack scar is weak and can ultimately lead to heart failure, there are few drugs that can directly change this scar tissue. In new research, a team led by Sydney cardiologist and scientist A/Prof James Chong investigated the effects of a novel therapeutic to do just this.
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Delivering TB vaccine intravenously dramatically improves potency, study shows

Worldwide, more people die from tuberculosis than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn't that reliable. But a new Nature study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is administered could dramatically boost its protective power.
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Changed route of immunization dramatically improves efficacy of TB vaccine

Tuberculosis (TB), an ancient disease, is the leading infectious cause of death globally, yet the world's only licensed TB vaccine, Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), was developed a century ago. Given to infants via a needle placed just under the skin, BCG protects babies from a form of the disease called disseminated TB but is far less effective at preventing pulmonary TB, the major cause of illness and deaths, in teens or adults.
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