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Trump Tweeted Twice as Much Bullshit This Year

If it’s seemed like America’s toilet-challenged chief of state has been ranting on Twitter more often than usual, it’s not just your imagination. In 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted 7,700 times to his 68 million followers, nearly doubling his count from the previous year, 3,600, according to a recent New York Post…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, New York Post, Science, Tweet, America, Donald Trump, President Trump, Trump Tweeted Twice


Belching in a good way: How livestock could learn from Orkney sheep

The sheep of North Ronaldsay could teach other livestock how to belch in a way less harmful to the climate.
Tags: Science, Orkney


Rise of Skywalker’s Writer and Editor Discuss Some Lingering Questions and Spoilers

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker spoilers basically everywhere at this point, several folks involved with the film are finally giving their two cents on a few of the most contentious aspects. They’ve commented on the ending, cameos, intentions, misconceptions, and a whole bunch more. Let’s take a look, shall we? Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Jj Abrams, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow, Kathleen Kennedy, Skywalker, Chris Terrio, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Big Pharma Continues New Year's Tradition of Squeezing U.S. Sick for Every Last Dime

Pharmaceutical giants celebrated the dawn of 2020 in the best way they know how: jacking up the prices of drugs for people in the U.S. that need them.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Big Pharma


This particle accelerator fits on the head of a pin

If you know nothing else about particle accelerators, you probably know that they’re big — sometimes miles long. But a new approach from Stanford researchers has led to an accelerator shorter from end to end than a human hair is wide. The general idea behind particle accelerators is that they’re a long line of radiation emitters that smack the target particle with radiation at the exact right time to propel it forward a little faster than before. The problem is that depending on the radiation yo...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Tech, Cern, Stanford University, SLAC, Hadron Collider, LHC, Jelena Vuckovic, Particle Accelerator


Former Google Exec Says He Was Forced Out for Opposing Company's Pivot to Evil

A onetime top Google executive, former head of international relations Ross LaJeunesse, is now publicly alleging that the company abandoned its “Don’t be evil” ethos because it was more interested in chasing “bigger profits and an even higher stock price.”Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, China, Diversity, Military, US military, Discrimination, Dont Be Evil, Project Maven, Project Dragonfly, Ross LaJeunesse, Dont Dont Be Evil


A Quick Look At What Made 2019 A Huge Year For Electric Cars

In a few years, when much of the world’s highway system is dominated with electric cars, we’ll all look back upon 2019 as a pivotal year. Perhaps not the pivotal year, but an important one nonetheless in the automobile’s transition away from internal combustion. Let’s have a quick peek at what happened in the EV world…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Ford, Gm, EVs, Electric Cars, Rivian, Harley Devidson


Here's Why Some Disney+ Movies Like Home Alone Are Leaving the Service

Disney+ has, thankfully, righted many of its glaring shortcomings in the time since its official rollout. But just as the noise had begun to die down, reports of disappearing content are now plaguing the service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus


The World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Is Here

This is the second day of the new decade, and the world’s largest floating wind farm is already doing its damn thing and generating electricity. Read more...
Tags: Science, Renewable Energy, Portugal, Wind Energy, Floating Wind Farm, Wind For The Win


Todd Philips Thinks It’s Joker’s Themes, Not the Character, That Made It a Hit

One of the most mindbogglingly strange things about Todd Phillips’ Joker is how unfunny the movie’s titular clown criminal is, something that’s in rather stark contrast with the character’s depiction in other media. The Joker’s a deranged mass murderer, yes, but he’s always been able to crack a legitimate joke here…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Dc Comics, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, The Joker, DC Entertainment, Joker, Todd Phillips, Todd Philips


NY Governor's Veto Outrages Activists Fighting for Medicaid Patients Who Need Opioid Addiction Treatment

Activists in New York are furious over a New Year’s Eve decision by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto a bill that intended to make it easier for poor residents on Medicaid to access medication-based treatment for opioid addiction—while also signing a similar bill that does expand access to these medications for…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Drugs, Addiction, Andrew Cuomo, Methadone, Opioids, Opioid Crisis


Amy Klobuchar Might Tell Us About UFOs

For years, one New Hampshire paper has been quietly but doggedly pressing politicians and candidates for their stances on a bipartisan issue which could conceivably be a single-issue issue if more journalists cared to pursue it: will they declassify UFO stuff? It’s a question Gizmodo has asked before, and we’re…Read more...
Tags: Science, New Hampshire, Amy Klobuchar, Gizmodo, UFOs, Just Tell US


Smaller but Still Deadly: New Insights Into the Life of Teenage T. Rex

Tyrannosaurus rex was among the most fearsome carnivores to have ever lived, but this killer still had to endure an adolescent phase. Far from being awkward, however, these teenage titans managed to pack a tremendous punch prior to maturing into full-sized adults, as new research describes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, Paleontology, T Rex, Life of Teenage T Rex


Clean Up Glitter And Confetti Without Losing Your Mind

I, like many people who are turned on by shiny things, have a complicated relationship to glitter and confetti. It is so alluring! But also: Woof, what a mess.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Science, Glitter, Shiny Things


John Boyega's Post-Star Wars Honesty Is a Good Thing

Despite the fact that Finn didn’t get all that much to do in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the first wave of heated discussion about the movie has come and gone, John Boyega’s name has been in the mouths of many a disgruntled Star Wars fan lately because of comments the actor made regarding his feelings about…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Fans, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Rian Johnson, Finn, Daisy Ridley, Rey, Skywalker, Fandom, Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Neuroscientists Discover New Kind of Signal in the Human Brain

Scientists have uncovered a new kind of electrical process in the human brain that could play a key role in the unique way our brains compute.Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Neurons


This LEGO Hogwarts Express Building Set Was Hit With a Price-Shrinking Spell

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Building Set | $64 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Lego Deals, Harry Potter Deals, Hogwarts Express Building, LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Building Set


FDA Bans All the Good Vape Pod Flavors

Following reports this week that such a move was imminent, the Food and Drug Administration is bringing the hammer down on your beloved, fruity pre-filled e-cigarettes capsules in an attempt to curb the rise of youth vaping in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaping, Juul, Teen Vaping


Amazon Threatens to Fire Employees Who Spoke Out About Its Climate Failures

Amazon has talked a big climate game while helping the very industries fueling catastrophe. And now, it’s threatened employees who have publicly called on the company to do better without permission.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Justice, Climate Strike, Amazon Threatens


Start 2020 Off The Right Way By Booking a Trip to Italy, Greece, or Dubai, Starting at $409

Roundtrip Flights to Italy, Greece, Dubai, Africa & More | Sherman’s TravelRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Dubai, Sherman, Italy Greece, Shermans Travel Deals, Italy Greece Dubai Africa


Denmark Sets New Record for Wind Energy, Putting Us All to Shame

Denmark hit a major renewable energy milestone in 2019, producing nearly half of its electricity from wind wind alone. Read more...
Tags: Science, Renewable Energy, Denmark, Just Transition, Wind For The Win


Denying Professor Tenure, Harvard Sparks a Debate Over Ethnic Studies

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The news spread quickly, angering Latino students and others at Harvard: One of the few professors who specialized in Latino and Caribbean studies and devoted time to mentoring students of color had been denied tenure.The students sprang into action, occupying an administration building last month and also disrupting a faculty meeting. They submitted a letter to administrators demanding transparency about the tenure process and the creation of an ethnic studies department. An...
Tags: Science, Obama, Colombia, Harvard, United States, Harvard University, Yale, New York Times, Dartmouth, Caribbean, Ho, Don, Harvard Yard, Harvard Divinity School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, African American Studies


Man's Confession of Killing His Sister Reportedly Caught on Doorbell Camera

A former football player accused by law enforcement of murdering his pregnant sister allegedly confessed to the killing while standing in front of a doorbell camera that captured the moment. Read more...
Tags: Death, Murder, Science, Surveillance, Doorbell Camera


The Newest Dell XPS 13 Is a Tiny Laptop That Promises Incredible Battery Life

Perfection is only an idea, so despite the current XPS 13 being an almost flawless ultraportable, for this year’s revamp, Dell’s general game plan seems to be giving you more of everything you want crammed into a body that’s actually two percent smaller than before.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Dell, Laptops, Hands On, Xps 13, Consumer Tech, CES 2020, Dell Xps 13 2020 Hands On, Xps 13 2020


Female warriors' tomb suggests basis for Amazons of Greek mythology

Archaeologists in Russia find the remnants of ancient female warriors buried with their battle gear.
Tags: Science, Russia


All Your Base Are Belong to Bulbasaur

The heyday for Pokémon Go headlines has long since passed, but it turns out that in 2016, Canada’s military ordered officers to play the game after civilians kept wandering onto bases in pursuit of Pokémon. Read more...
Tags: Science, Blast From The Past, Canada, Nintendo, Augmented Reality, Pokemon Go


Tax Ghouls Like TurboTax Can't Hide Your Free Filing Options on Google Anymore

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that tax filing companies with which it has agreements to offer free filing tools are barred from hiding those programs from consumers in online searches and must be transparent about where to find them on their sites. In other words, they’re now required to do the absolute…Read more...
Tags: Science, Taxes, Intuit, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Turbotax, Death And Taxes


Exercise Might Keep Your Sperm in Shape, Too

Regular physical activity can keep a man’s sperm in tip-top shape, a new study suggests.Read more...
Tags: Science, Exercise, Sperm


The Doctor Is Back, and She Brought Doctor Who With Her

The first season of Jodie Whittaker’s tenure on Doctor Who was marked by change. New Doctor, new showrunner, new tone, there was a subdued approach that emboldened Doctor Who’s moral core while struggling as it pulled away from some of the show’s more primal pleasures. Back for her sophomore season, Jodie Whittaker’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Bbc America, Doctor Who Recap, TV Recaps, Jodie Whittaker, The Master


Australia Just Went Through Its Hottest Year on Record

Another year, another heat record broken. Australia entered the new year breaking its heat record in 2019. Last year was 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the historical average since 1910, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Climate Crisis, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Bush Fires, Climate Emergency, Australian Bureau of Meteorology Read



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