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Cartoon Network Has Posted the First Episodes of Thundercats Roar Online

Did you remember that the Thundercats were getting another reboot? I sure didn’t! Announced in 2018, Thundercats Roar is a new take on the tale of super space cats from Warner Bros. Set initially to air last year on Cartoon Network, the show has slightly slipped that release date but now rears its meowing head in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Thundercats, Warner Bros Animation, Thundercats Roar


Pokémon Go Somehow Still Relevant in the Year of Our Lord 2020

Remember the bygone era of 2016? Oh, to return to that sanguine time, where instead of fretting over deadly vaping illnesses and the possibility of World War III, we all held hands and sang kumbaya united by a serious case of Pokémon Go fever that swept the globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Augmented Reality, Niantic, Pokemon Go, I Lived Bitch


Walmart Wants to Build 20,000-Square-Foot Automated Warehouses With Fleets of Robot Grocery Pickers

Walmart has unveiled a new initiative that aims to make in-store fulfillment, one of the biggest challenges for its online grocery business, more efficient. Say hello to Alphabot, a robotic fulfillment system that uses human labor and robot speed to pick more than 800 products per hour. Read more...
Tags: Ecommerce, Science, Technology, Walmart, Robots, Alphabot, Walmart Wants to Build


Batman Actor Burt Ward Claims ABC Gave Him Pills to Shrink His Superheroic Penis

Earlier this week, Burt Ward, famous player of Robin in the 1960s Batman TV show, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the ceremonies, he revealed some information that has us just bursting at the seams with curiosity. Read more...
Tags: Science, Abc, Batman, Dc, Robin, Adam West, Burt Ward, Hollywood Walk, 1960s Batman


Puerto Rico Struck by 5.9-Magnitude Shock Amid Week of Devastating Seismic Activity

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, one of three powerful shocks to wrack the island recently following weeks of smaller quakes. The shake further exacerbated the devastating effects left from Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake, the strongest the area’s felt in nearly a century.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earthquake, Earthquakes, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Struck


The Very Best Gadgets We Saw at CES 2020

It’s Saturday, CES is finally done, and over 150,000 people have fled Vegas for less light-saturated locales. We walked the show floor and went to every secret hotel meeting we could to find the best gadgets coming out of CES this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Ces, Lenovo, E Ink, Jabra, Tcl, Linksys, Suunto, Stern Pinball, Impossible, Quibi, CES 2020


Oh, God, There's Another Update on the Uncharted Movie

Like a legion of mutants unearthed by careless treasure hunters, Sony’s plans for an Uncharted movie just will not die. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mark Wahlberg, Sony, Sony Pictures, Tom Holland, Venom, Ruben Fleischer, Uncharted


Modder Creates Custom GameCube Controller For Switch

It took a lot of work, planning, and tinkering, but a modder has created a custom GameCube controller that can split apart and connect to a Switch tablet, allowing for handheld play. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mod, Controller, Nintendo, Kotakucore, Smash, Switch, Youtuber, GameCube, Custom Controller, Shank Mods


Add a Smarter, 8-Port Gigabit Switch to Your Home Network for Just $20

NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch | $20 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Netgear, Netgear Deals


Philips Accuses Fitbit and Garmin, Its More Successful Competitors, of Stealing Its Wearable Tech

Philips is accusing two of the highest profile players in the wearables market, Fitbit and Garmin, of stealing its propriety technology, and it wants the companies to be brought to justice. Specifically, it is asking for Fitbit and Garmin, along with three other companies, to pay tariffs or be subjected to an import…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Technology, Fitbit, Philips, Garmin


Saturday's Best Deals: Indochino Shirts, Sex Toys, Weighted Blankets and More

A Garden of Life Gold Box, TRX suspension kit, Genki Switch Bluetooth adapter, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Mario Kart, Genki Switch Bluetooth


One Of Climate Change's Biggest Contributors Is In Your Car, But It’s Not Coming From The Tailpipe

As you drive your internal combustion car, the engine is drinking gas, gobbling up air, and farting out a continuous stream of carbon dioxide, among other things. This is bad, because CO2 traps heat in the earth’s atmosphere, resulting in a runaway greenhouse effect that will leave earth a barren hellscape. But, there…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Refrigeration, R744


Robert Zemeckis Might Direct a New Sci-Fi Thriller for Warner Bros.

Robert Zemeckis, director of such massively influential films as Forrest Gump and Back to the Future, might be trying his hand at a new sci-fi thriller courtesy of Warner Bros. Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Sci Fi, Warner Bros, Robert Zemeckis, Roland Emmerich, ARES, Warner Bros Read


San Francisco's Treasure Island, a former nuclear-training site, is getting 8,000 new homes. Residents believe the land is making them sick.

A developer is planning to build 8,000 residential units on Treasure Island, a formal Naval site that once hosted nuclear-training exercises.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Treasure Island


Residents of San Francisco's Treasure Island believe nuclear contamination has made them sick for years. The site is getting 8,000 new homes.

A developer is planning to build 8,000 residential units on Treasure Island, a formal Naval site that once hosted nuclear-training exercises.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Treasure Island


A New Study Claims to Disprove Dark Energy—but Cosmologists Aren't Convinced

It would be really, really exciting if a single observation could completely overturn astrophysicists’ current understanding of the universe. But that hasn’t happened yet, at least with regards to dark energy.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Debunkery, Cosmology, Dark Energy


Scientists Warn Almond Milk Is Destructive for the Environment

Billions and billions of bees are dying at the hands of the almond industry.
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks

News from CES 2020, the longterm effects of visiting museums, a new Tom Sachs film and more from the internet this week Toyota’s City of the Future at the Base of Mount Fuji Announced at CES 2020, Toyota has an ambitious plan for a newly redeveloped 175-acre site at the foot of Japan’s Mount Fuji. Ground will officially break next year on Woven City, a …
Tags: Art, Japan, Science, Design, News, Films, Ces, Mit, Museums, Artists, V&a, Toyota, Surfing, Life Expectancy, Hats, Arsenic


Fossil Reveals Earth's Oldest Known Animal Guts

They say you should trust your gut, which is what Emmy Smith did when she went hunting for fossils in 2016. Smith, a field geologist, had a hunch she would find something interesting at a site north of Pahrump, Nevada, and she did. But what her gut hadn't told her was that some of those fossils would turn out to contain the oldest known animal guts on the planet."It was just really lucky," said Smith, who works at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and is part of the team that reported th...
Tags: Science, Earth, New York Times, Smith, Baltimore, Yale University, University of Missouri, Johns Hopkins University, Pahrump Nevada, Selly, Schiffbauer, Cloudina, Emmy Smith, Tara Selly, James Schiffbauer, Lidya Tarhan


Squish Your Anxieties With These Discounted Weighted Blankets

By now you’ve probably heard dozens of people rave about their weighted blankets. In fact, everyone in The Inventory now owns one and all of us are believers. Right now, you can join in on the fun and save big on a number of Buzio weighted blankets.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals


Paleolithic diet may not have been that 'paleo', scientists say

Researchers at Wits University suggest humans in southern Africa were eating carbs up to 170,000 years ago – a blow to gym vloggers everywhereIn a blow to gym vloggers who pretend to be scientists everywhere, the paleo diet may not be all that paleo. According to a new study, humans were eating carbs up to 170,000 years ago.The paleo diet is based on the assumption that modern farming and agricultural practices don’t match up to what the human body was made to digest. It therefore cuts out many ...
Tags: New York, Science, Africa, Johannesburg, Wits University, Evolutionary Studies Institute ESI, Meredith Price


Tortoise with species-saving sex drive returns to Galápagos

The 100-year-old tortoise of legendary libido is credited with saving his species from extinction.
Tags: Science, Galapagos


Specific insulin-like peptide regulates how beetle 'weapons' grow

A scientist from Tokyo Metropolitan University and coworkers have discovered that a specific insulin-like peptide called ILP2 regulates the size of 'weapons' in Gnatocerus cornutus beetles in different nutritional environments. They found diminished mandible size when expression of the peptide was suppressed, and that it was specifically expressed in the 'fat body', where beetles store nutrients. This has important implications for understanding how striking growth occurs in different environmen...
Tags: Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University



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