Trump Starts 2020 With a New Bid to Ignore Climate Change

In its first environmental rollback of the new year, the Trump administration aims to weaken regulations that require federal agencies to consider climate change when assessing the environmental impacts of new infrastructure projects, the New York Times reported Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Environmental Policy

The Anatomy of Online Bullshit in the Fog of Impending Doom

On early Friday local time, the U.S. assassinated high-ranking Iranian official Qassem Soleimani and multiple other people with a targeted airstrike at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Or they were killed on the battlefield in a totally legal, non-assassination, depending on who you believe.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Iraq, Social Media, Iran, War, Cybersecurity, Propaganda, Misinformation, Irgc, Baghdad International Airport, Qassem Soleimani, Disinformation, Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps

The New Mutants: A Brief History of the Marvel Movie We Never Thought We'd See

On Friday the 13th of October, 2017, Fox released a trailer for a superhero movie called The New Mutants. It touted a release date of April 13, 2018. Fast forward over two years. On January 6, 2020, another trailer for the film will drop, this time touting an April 3, 2020 release date.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Disney, Fox, Marvel Studios, Maisie Williams, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Josh Boone, New Mutants, X Men, Mutants

The extreme life of a sloth

Sloths are the slowest mammal on the planet, but they are actually a lot more extreme than it seems. They even have a whole ecosystem on their backs.
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How does fire behave in microgravity? NASA study aims to find out

In the Confined Combustion project, astronauts aboard the ISS have been igniting fires in controlled spaces in order to study how flames spread in low-gravity spaces.Past research has shown that flames spread differently in space. The new project aims to reveal more about how flames spread when ignited in various containers, and on various objects.The results could help scientists learn more about how flames spread back on Earth. None How does fire behave in zero-gravity? Scientists aboard the...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Ohio, Iss, Glenn Research Center, Dan Dietrich, Universities Space Research Association, Paul Ferkul, Daniel Dietrich, Ferkul

7 high-impact lifestyle changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

If 10 percent of Americans adopted these 7 changes, we could cut total domestic emissions by 8 percent in 6 years.
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There Is No Military Draft at This Time

The future may be uncertain, but the present is clear. Presently, there is no military draft in the United States—even if TikTok told you otherwise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, United States, Qassem Soleimani, President Trump, Tiktok

Trump's 'Tremendous Work' on Superfund Sites Includes Not Funding Their Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency under Donald Trump promised to clean up the most polluted sites in the U.S. Remember former administrator Scott Pruitt? He loved to go on and on about doing this when he wasn’t grifting. Well, turns out the EPA is doing a worse job under this dumb-ass president than it has in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Trump, Environmental Disaster, Superfund, Toxic Legacy

Makoto Shinkai on Your Name's Success, and the Climate Message at the Heart of His New Movie

Your Name, to the delight of millions the world over, made huge waves in 2016—putting esteemed anime director Makoto Shinkai on the international map, despite a career in the industry spanning over two decades. How does an artist follow up a career-defining piece of work? For Shinkai, it all came back to remembering…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Climate Change, Animation, Toho, Anime, Makoto Shinkai, GKids, Your Name, Shinkai, Weathering With You

The Current Heads of Apple TV+ Should Be Terrified

Apple just entered an exclusive partnership with Richard Plepler, one of the chief architects of HBO’s last two decades of success. According to the New York Times, Plepler’s new production company has a five-year exclusivity deal with Apple’s TV+. If Apple’s entertainment executives aren’t worried about what the…
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Science, Streaming, Richard Plepler, The Morning Show, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus, New York Times Plepler

I Really Hope This Isn't the Only Trick Up OnePlus's Sleeve

CES 2020 starts next week, so naturally, OnePlus is trying to get the hype started early by teasing its soon-to-be-announced concept phone. But so far, the only major thing OnePlus has revealed about the phone is that it has... some tintable glass?Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Ces, Concept Gadgets, CES 2020, OnePlus Concept One, CES2020, Where Have All The Zany Concepts Gone, Concept Phones

It's Time To Let Go Of Commuter Culture

Jonathan Leo loves his cars, but not commuting in them. He lives in San Diego and works for the Navy, so he takes the city’s trolley to work as often as he can. Then, on the weekends, he unloads his 2012 Mercedes Benz C250 on some of California’s best roads.Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, California, Infrastructure, San Diego, Commuting, Mercedes Benz, Car Culture, Jonathan Leo

The Cost Of Being A Woman Who Covers Video Games

Now that it’s 2020, I keep thinking about how it felt to be a woman writing about gender in video games back in 2010.Read more...
Tags: Gamergate, Harassment, Science, Sexism, Death Threats, Tomb raider, Metroid Other M, Bioshock Infinite, Surviving Despite It All

TikTok Owner ByteDance Has Reportedly Been Working on a 'Safer' Deepfake Feature

ByteDance, the owner behind TikTok, has been secretly building a deepfake feature that would allow users to insert their faces into videos they’re not actually in, according to a TechCrunch report. While the feature is not live yet, it would appear that TikTok and Douyin—TikTok’s sister app in China—both feature code…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Social Media, Bytedance, Deepfakes, Tiktok

The Quadrantids brings bright fireball meteors to the sky this weekend. Here's how to catch the first meteor shower of the decade.

Every year, our planet passes through cosmic detritus left over from an asteroid called EH1. For people on Earth, that means an epic meteor shower.
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An Astronaut Aboard the ISS Had to Be Treated for a Perilous Blood Clot

The list of bad things that can happen to you in space has gotten longer. A new paper this week details how an astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS) developed a potentially serious blood clot, the first ever documented in space.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Blood, International Space Station ISS

Indonesia Turns to Weather Control to Stop Rains Amidst Deadly Floods

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta experienced some of the worst flooding in nearly a decade as the new year began this week. At least 43 people have died and nearly 400,000 have been left displaced. Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Flooding, Jakarta, Cloud Seeding, Weather Control, This Doesnt Sound Too Good

The science of how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions

Since Julius Caesar ruled that New Year began on January 1 in 46BC, and urged subjects to commit to personal improvement, resolutions have been synonymous with the turning of the year.
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Tesla Beats Estimates With a Record 112,000 Cars Delivered in Fourth Quarter

Tesla delivered a record 112,000 vehicles globally during the fourth quarter. Analysts expected Tesla to deliver 106,000 vehicles to customers during the fourth quarter. Elon Musk and Tesla had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, World, Innovation, Batteries, Electric Cars, Fourth Quarter

Insider brought 13 experts into our studios to debunk 100 health-related myths, ranging from weight loss to pregnancy

From pregnancy myths to cutting gluten out of your diet to lose weight, the world is full of misconceptions about health and well being.
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Victims Win Nearly $13 Million in Lawsuit Against GirlsDoPorn

Twenty-two women have won $12.75 million in a years-long lawsuit alleging a predatory scheme by GirlsDoPorn, a site that hosts purportedly one-time pornographic videos featuring “amateur” college-age women and teen girls. The women provided evidence that the company lured them into shoots under false pretenses,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Porn, GirlsDoPorn, Michael J Pratt

Add a Year To Your PlayStation Plus Membership For Just $45

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There Is No Safe Global Warming

Safety is something we all crave. It’s human nature. Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Bushfires, Climate Crisis, Climate Emergency, 15 Degrees Celsius

This Super Small USB-C Charger Is Just $10

Aukey 18W USB-C Power Delivery Charger | $10 | Amazon | Clip the coupon and use the promo code LRJRHYGORead more...
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Nuclear-powered Mars rover to search for old life, prepare for human life

NASA recently unveiled the final details of the Mars 2020 rover mission.As yet unnamed, the Mars 2020 rover will launch in July of that same year. It's primary mission will be to search the planet for signs of microbial life.However, the rover also contains instrumentation that will enable it to prepare for future human life, including a device to produce oxygen from Mars' CO2 atmosphere. None Once every 26 months or so, Earth's and Mars' elliptical, off-kilter orbits align in just the right w...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Planets, Mars, Afp, Wallace, Matt Wallace, Jezero

No, Graffiti Did Not Appear Overnight in Iran Thanking President Trump

Have you seen the photo above doing the rounds on social media today in the wake of the assassination of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani? The Trump regime took credit for killing Soleimani overnight, and some conservatives claim that Iranians are thankful that Trump killed him. According to folks on Twitter,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, Donald Trump, Fake, Trump, Fakes, Qassem Soleimani, Soleimani, President Trump, Heshmat Alavi

Everything You Need to Know About the Darksaber, the Black Blade That Freed Mandalore

Death Stars. Starkiller Base. The Final Order. The Lightsabers of Jedi and Sith legacies alike. Star Wars is full of incomprehensibly powerful weapons, be they the tools of heroic and villainous individuals or the combined military might of Empires. But none have become more important or interesting to the galaxy far,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Darth Maul, Jedi, Sabine Wren, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Disney Plus, Moff Gideon

How A NASCAR Fan Got Sponsors To Buy Him A Tesla Model 3 With A Dale Earnhardt Tribute

In the years since his death in the 2001 Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Sr. has become probably the most well-respected driver in American racing. The Intimidator inspired a generation of NASCAR fans, and people continue to pay tribute by throwing his livery on all sorts of stuff, including this Tesla Model 3.Read more...
Tags: Science, Custom Cars, Nascar, Tesla Model 3, Daytona, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Sr, Liveries

Puffins Seen Using Tools for the First Time

Researchers watched puffins use sticks to scratch their backs and chests—a behavior previously unknown to scientists.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animal Cognition, Tool Use, Puffins, Birdmodo, Animal Tool Making

Don't Force Yourself Into an Old Pair of Jeans, Get a Pair of Stretchy Tech Traveler Pants For $30

Stretchy Tech Traveler Pants | $30 | Jachs | Promo code TRVRead more...
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