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That Damn Doll Is Back in the New Trailer for Brahms: The Boy II

Though it’s a new year, the era of Peak Creepy Doll is still upon us. Make room on the toy shelf, Annabelle and Chucky, because Brahms—of The Boy fame, also of “not really just a doll” fame—is back with his very own sequel, finally making its way to theaters after several months of delays.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Horror, Katie Holmes, Chucky, Dolls, Stx Entertainment, Annabelle, The Boy, Brahms, Christopher Convery, Brahms The Boy Ii, Evil Kids


UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage

Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice.
Tags: UK, Science, Antarctica


Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'

Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.
Tags: Science


Something Awful Shuts Down Infamous FYAD Board Due to Infestation of 'Nazi Shit Everywhere'

Something Awful’s notorious Fuck You and Die (FYAD) board, one of the early indicators of just how horrifying a place the internet was going to become, has now gone to that big web archive in the sky.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nazis, Social Media, Internet Culture, White Supremacy, Neo Nazis, Forums, Something Awful, FYAD


NASA and Boeing lay out time frame for reviewing Starliner’s flawed flight and planning next steps

NASA says it's working with Boeing to set up an independent investigation team to review last month's less-than-perfect maiden flight of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner space taxi, and is considering whether another uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station will be required. The uncrewed Starliner capsule had a successful launch and landing, but missed out on its space station rendezvous due to a software glitch. The glitch threw a mission elapsed timer 11 hours out of sync,...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing


A Genetic Mutation Is Responsible for Mysterious Deaths in the Amish Community, Researchers Say

In a new paper this week, doctors at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve uncovered the cause of a mysterious heart condition that had suddenly killed over a dozen young, healthy members of a tight-knit Amish community. The culprit? A previously undiscovered genetic mutation that runs in families.Read more...
Tags: Science, Genetics, Heart, Mayo Clinic, Amish


Twitter Built a New Feature for Chris Cillizza

Suppose you get ratioed all the time on Twitter for likely exaggerating your salary and spitballing logical fallacies on a news site and complaining about the temperature live from a White House briefing, and your name is Chris Cillizza. Today is your luckiest day on Twitter! The platform has announced a new function…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, White House, Chris Cillizza, Fix The Godforsaken Site


GLAAD's Kicking Off the New Year With Some Excellent Nominations

Though the GLAAD awards are a celebration and recognition of the work that creators have done to spotlight queer stories, they’re also a testament to the ways in which entertainment is changing and becoming a more inclusive space.
Tags: Science, Lgbtq, Steven Universe, Bloom, GLAAD, Watchmen, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, Steven Universe The Movie, Lumber Janes, Runawaus, The Avant Guards


Plex Is Making Itself Impossible to Ignore as a Go-To Streaming Service

CES may be all about gadgets, but this year’s event is jam-packed with news from streaming services looking to muscle their way into the fray. Plex is one of them.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Plex, Streaming Wars, Quibi, HBO Max


Ring's Security Update Isn't Enough, Sen. Ron Wyden Says

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden isn’t satisfied with Amazon’s response to a string of incidents involving compromised home security cameras made by its subsidiary Ring, such as a high-profile event in 2018 in which a hacker taunted an eight-year-old Tennessee girl in her own bedroom.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, Oregon, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Hacking, Tennessee, Hackers, Ron Wyden, Ring


China pneumonia outbreak may be caused by Sars-type virus: WHO

World Health Organization says a new coronavirus, the family linked to Sars and Mers, may be behind Wuhan casesA cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in the central Chinese city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly Sars and Mers outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.While the UN health agency said it needed more comprehensive information to confirm precisely the type of pathogen causing the infections, it said a new cor...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Sars, World Health Organization While the UN


We Finally Know Why This 2,600-Year-Old Human Brain Is So Freakishly Well-Preserved

An Iron Age human skull found in 2008 contained an unprecedented amount of preserved brain material, a discovery that has confounded scientists for over a decade. New research finally explains why this brain resisted decay for thousands of years.Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brains, Gnarly


Is Grimes Pregnant and Should We Blog It? (NSFW)

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Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Grimes, Cyberbaby


Climate change: Arctic ice melt makes permafrost vulnerable

A new study shows that the absence of Arctic sea ice is linked to the melting of permafrost.
Tags: Science, Arctic sea


8 Oceanic Creature Features That Delight in Underwater Perils

Humans who find themselves living beneath the ocean in sci-fi movies might as well be living in space. Many of the dangers are the same, be they natural (oxygen scarcity, claustrophobic proximity to asshole co-workers) or unnatural (monsters!). Needless to say, it’s a setting that has inspired a lot of filmmakers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Ocean, Leviathan, James Cameron, Jason Statham, Underwater, Michael Crichton, Roger Corman, Deep Sea, Sphere, Deep Rising, Sea Monsters, The Abyss, Sean S Cunningham, DeepStar Six


Scientists give cuttlefish 3D glasses and shrimp films for vision study

Researchers use 3D glasses, films and food to test whether cuttlefish use stereopsis to find prey There are some questions in science that can only be answered by strapping a pair of 3D glasses to an unsuspecting cuttlefish and setting it loose in an underwater movie theatre.That, at least, was the thinking of a team of researchers who set themselves the task of working out how the marine molluscs know how far away prey is before launching their explosive, tentacled attacks. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Marine Life, Animal behaviour, 3D


Scientists may have found the missing link between brain matter and consciousness

A team of researchers from Germany and Greece recently identified several new properties of the human brain that could explain how our unique intelligence and consciousness emerges. Science doesn’t know why humans are more intelligent than spiders, monkeys, or birds. It has nothing but unsubstantiated theories to offer us when we wonder why a sunset can bring us to tears but a butterfly doesn’t know Miles Davis from the sound of thunder. Whatever is happening inside our heads isn’t the same as w...
Tags: Startups, Science, Greece, Germany, Insights, Miles Davis


Climate change has Australian wildfires 'running out of control,' experts say

Climate change didn't ignite Australia's fires, but it's turning them into catastrophic blazes by creating warmer temps and increasing fuel available.
Tags: Science, Australia


It's a Polo Party at Original Penguin, Stock Up While Polos Are Marked Down to $20

The Polo Event | Original Penguin | Promo code OPPOLOSRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Original Penguin Deals, Polo Party


Viking runestone may allude to extreme winter, study says

Ninth-century Rök stone may deal with fear of cold climate crisis in ScandinaviaOne of the world’s most famous runestones is now believed to have been erected by Vikings fearing a repeat of a previous cold climate crisis in Scandinavia, a study has concluded.The Rök stone, raised in the ninth century near Lake Vättern in south central Sweden, bears the longest runic inscription in the world, with more than 700 runes covering its five sides. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Archaeology, Scandinavia, Vikings, Lake Vättern


How To Pitch Jalopnik

You feel it in your soul. You hear it in the wind. You might be working a desk job, but in your heart you’re a Jalopnik writer, you just know it! Well, here’s how to pitch us a story that we would love to publish on this website.Read more...
Tags: Journalismism, Science, Announcements, Pitch Jalopnik


How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia's Bush Fire Debate

WOMBEYAN CAVES, Australia -- Deep in the burning forests south of Sydney this week, volunteer firefighters were clearing a track through the woods, hoping to hold back a nearby blaze, when one of them shouted over the crunching of bulldozers."Don't take photos of any trees coming down," he said. "The greenies will get a hold of it, and it'll all be over."The idea that "greenies" or environmentalists would oppose measures to prevent fires from ravaging homes and lives is simply false. But...
Tags: Science, Australia, Britain, United States, Hawaii, New York Times, United Nations, New South Wales, Sydney, Graham, Melbourne, Sky News, Scott Morrison, Rupert Murdoch, Herald, News Corp


WTF Is an Artificial Human and Where Did They Come From?

Neon is the name of the company and also the name of its only product—if you can call it that. I’m told a Neon is a living entity, but it doesn’t have a physical body. I’m told a Neon is computationally created, but it’s not an AI assistant. So what the fuck is Neon and what is all this talk about artificial humans?Read more...
Tags: Wtf, Science, Ces, Ai, Neural Networks, CES 2020, Neon Is Neon, Artificial Human, Comptuer Modeling


The RetroN Jr. Lets You Play All Your Tiny Game Boy Games on Your Giant HDTV

Now that ThinkGeek is no more, Hyperkin will be carrying the “April Fool’s Day prank turned real” torch and turning the RetroN Jr.—a gag product it originally introduced on April 1, 2017—into a legitimate way to enjoy classic Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance titles on a big screen TV.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Ces, Thinkgeek, Nintendo, Retro, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Hyperkin, Game Boy Color, CES2020, Retron Jr


This $12 Electric Arc Lighter Is The One Purchase I Won't Shut Up About

Back when I was a wee Baby on the Kinja Deals term, learning the ways of the Deal Mines, I bought something because solely Shep said it was good. I barely knew Shep (at the time), but he seemed like the kind of person who knows what the fuck he is talking about. And I’ll be damned, it is the best thing I bought in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Shep, Tacklife Arc Lighter, Arc Lighters


Remembering Stephen Hawking on his 78th birthday: A legacy of humanity

Stephen Hawking passed away on 14 March 2018. His work changed literally everything we know about the cosmos and our place in it. But his greatest contribution to our species wasn’t his theories on black holes or how quickly the universe was expanding, it was his humanity. Professor Hawking was born on 8 January 1942. He would have been 78 years old today – a bit older than ‘boomer’ age, his generation was called the “Silent” one. In his early twenties he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Insights, Artificial Intelligence, Stephen Hawking, Hawking, Lou Gehrig


The US Oil and Gas Industry's 5-Year Plan Is a Climate and Health Nightmare

Thanks to the coal industry’s rapid decline, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions likely dropped slightly last year. But don’t get too used to that trend, because the oil and gas industry is poised to more than offset that reduction. By 2025, oil and gas companies have plans to expand enough to release as much new greenhouse…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Oil And Gas, Environmental Justice, Environmental Integrity Project


The outer limits of medicine: How doctors treated an astronaut's blood clot in space

When a NASA astronaut at the International Space Station developed a blood clot, doctors took an innovative yet old-school approach to treatment.
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station


Feles wants to build all-in-one bio labs for the intensely curious

Generally, CES is where you go if you want to see uncanny valleys made of gorgeous screens or to try a salad prepared by a robot. Eureka Park, though, is home to oddball projects that often grab you in ways you don't always see coming. That was my experience with Feles, a startup based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts: This small team is hard at work on its first product, an all-in-one home laboratory that gives people the opportunity to get acquainted with biological lab work.
Tags: Science, Cambridge Massachusetts, Eureka Park, Feles


Sprint Sacrifices Virgin

Ahead of an official ruling on the proposed megamerger between T-Mobile and Sprint, all Virgin Mobile USA users will be moved over to Boost Mobile beginning next month. RIP VMU.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sprint, Antitrust, Rip, Dish, Virgin Mobile, T Mobile, Boost Mobile, Wireless Carriers, T Mobile and Sprint all Virgin Mobile USA



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