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60 People Treated After Delta Flight Dumps Jet Fuel on Los Angeles County

Around 60 people in Los Angeles County were treated by first responders after a jet returning to Los Angeles International Airport dumped its fuel in mid-air, showering at least five elementary schools and a high school shortly before noon, CNN reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, California, Planes, Los Angeles, Cnn, Airplanes, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Jet Fuel, Emergencies, Los Angeles County


Purple haze lights up Arizona sky — and marijuana is behind it, county says

An eerie purple glow that illuminated early morning skies over Snowflake, Arizona, last week actually had a very simple explanation, according to county officials.
Tags: Science, Arizona, Snowflake Arizona


Stop What You're Doing and Update Windows Right Now

The National Security Agency disclosed a major vulnerability in the latest version of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 to Microsoft, which released a fix for the issue on Tuesday, the MIT Technology Review reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Nsa, Windows, Cybersecurity, Cryptography, National Security Agency, Exploits, MIT Technology Review


Reconnecting with nature triggers eco-actions

People with access to green spaces are more likely to be more environmentally friendly, study finds.
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Having more sex makes early menopause less likely, research finds

Study of nearly 3,000 women suggests body may ‘choose’ not to invest in ovulationWomen who have sex more often are less likely to have an early menopause, according to research that raises the intriguing possibility that lifestyle factors could play a more significant role than previously thought in determining when the menopause occurs.The study, based on data collected from nearly 3,000 women who were followed for 10 years, found that those who reported engaging in sexual activity weekly were ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Sex, UK News, Medical Research, Reproduction, Menopause


Old Man Yells at iCloud

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Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Icloud, Donald Trump, Sure Whatever


Some Trump Supporters Are Using Baby Yoda (of All Things) to Promote MAGA

There’s been a disturbance in the Force.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Politics, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Donald Trump, The Punisher, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


U.S. birth rates have dropped by more than half — here’s why

Birth rates in the U.S. have dropped by more than half since the post-World War II baby boom and are at a record low, according to the CDC.
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Google Is Buying the World's Most Boring (but Useful) Startup

You know how sometimes when you Google a store, you get a pop-out sidebar containing info about products that store currently has in stock? Well, in a deal announced today, Google has agreed to purchase the startup responsible for making those sidebars possible. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Search, Online Shopping, Pointy, Google Gets Pointy, Google Acquires Pointy, Google Shipping Info, Google Acquisitions


The Anti-War, Pro-Animal Rights, Colonialist History of Doctor Dolittle's Creation

Doctor Dolittle usually conjures up memories of Eddie Murphy being stuck in a bathroom with a bear taking a dump, or that time a squirrel was imbibed with gin so it would sit still for a scene with Rex Harrison. Now, with Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle featuring a fire-breathing dragon, it’s hard to picture who or what…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Kids, Robert Downey Jr, Animals, History, War, Universal, Animal Rights, Eddie Murphy, Rex Harrison, Dolittle, Hugh Lofting, Doctor Dolittle


Sex delays menopause, study finds

Women approaching menopause who have frequent sex are less likely to cross that threshold than women of the same age who are not as active sexually, researchers said Wednesday. On average, intimate relations at least once a week reduced the chances of entering menopause by 28 percent compared to women who had sex less than once a month, they reported in the journal Royal Society Open Science. "If a woman is having little or infrequent sex when approaching midlife, then the body will not be rec...
Tags: Science, University College London, Royal Society Open Science, Megan Arnot, Ruth Mace


A Man's Worm Infection Left Him with a 'Stony Hard' Testicle

There’s no good place for parasitic worms to wreak havoc in the human body, but doctors in India say their 80-year-old patient developed a particularly unfortunate case. The man’s worm infection left him with a massively swollen, calcified right testicle.Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Infectious Diseases, Testicles, Parasites, Worms, Weird Medicine


Massive and malodorous – world's biggest flower found

A 111cm-wide Rafflesia was recently discovered but these giants are in dangerThe largest single flower ever recorded was found recently in Sumatra, Indonesia, measuring a reported 111cm (3.64ft) across. This was a specimen of Rafflesia tuan-mudae and beat the previous largest flower record of 107cm for Rafflesia arnoldii, also in Sumatra.Rafflesia is not only a giant flower, but it has no leaves, stems or proper roots. It cannot photosynthesise and instead sucks the food and water out of a parti...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Plants, Sumatra Indonesia, Rafflesia, Sumatra Rafflesia


Interstellar Stardust Found Inside Australian Meteorite Is a Staggering 7 Billion Years Old

A meteorite that crashed into Australia back in 1969 contains stardust dating back some 7 billion years, predating the formation of Earth by 2.5 billion years. The remarkable discovery offers a snapshot of the conditions that existed long before our solar system came into existence.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Australia, Meteorites, Interstellar Dust, Cosmic Rays, Very Old Dust, Primordial Dust


Boeing Called Indonesian Pilots 'Idiots' For Wanting More Training On The 737 Max Prior To Crash

The Boeing 737 MAX airliner has been grounded in America since last March, and was grounded in many other countries before that, thanks to two tragic crashes, one an Ethiopian Airlines flight, and one an Indonesian Lion Air flight that killed 189 people. That crash was blamed partially on a new flight-control system …Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Planelopnik, Boeing 737 MAX


Instagram Is Testing a Tool That Will Let You Stealthily Send DMs at Work

Instagram is testing the ability for users to access their direct messages from the web, meaning that you may finally be able to send and share messages—on the low, of course—during work hours. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media


Dating Apps Caught Sharing Your Details With 'Dozens' of Third Parties: Report

If you’re one of those people who’s a bit unnerved by your phone’s apps tracking your every move, I have some bad news—it turns out dating apps are just as guilty as the rest of them. But unlike other apps, they also know what makes you horny. Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Gdpr, Are Any Of US Surprised At This Point


Superman and Lois Is Officially Up, Up, and Away at the CW

It’s time for the working parents of the world to have their own superhero show. The CW has announced that Superman and Lois, which centers around Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch’s portrayals of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, has been picked up to series. Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Warner Bros, Cw, DC Entertainment, Lois, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Tyler Hoechlin, Dc Cw Verse, Elizabeth Tulloch, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Superman and Lois


HBO Invited Us to a Westworld Dinner Party, Where We Were the Ones Roasted

“Ms. Cranz, would you prefer a tequila or vodka shot? Don’t worry. We know the difference.” With one question a Westworld “robot” had roasted me to a cinder and brought into relief everything cool and terrifying about HBO’s Westworld “activation” at CES. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Hbo, Science, Technology, Privacy, Robots, Westworld, Data Privacy, LARP, Cranz, Privacy And Security


What Are Sinkholes and How Do They Work?

A sinkhole opened up and swallowed a bus this week in China, killing several people. A few months ago, another sinkhole opened up below a bus in my hometown of Pittsburgh; in that case, though, everybody escaped safely. Besides buses, sinkholes can also swallow cars, pedestrians, and houses. Here’s the rundown on what…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, China, Geology, Lifehacks, Explainers, Pittsburgh


New Poll About Vaccines Is a Huge Bummer

Many Americans have lost faith in the importance of vaccines over the past two decades, while more than half are unsure or wrongly believe that they can cause autism. At least, those are the somber conclusions of a new Gallup poll released Tuesday. Even worse is that parents of children under 18 have grown more…Read more...
Tags: Science, Autism, Vaccines, Gallup, Measles, Antivaxxers


This UN Treaty Would Tackle the Climate and Extinction Crises

The animals need saving. From fires, from deforestation, and from climate change, of course. That’s why the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity released Monday its first draft of an update to the global biodiversity treaty. And these targets are just as much about people as they are about wildlife.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, United Nations, Biodiversity, Extinction, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Ecological Collapse


This RC Car Moves As Realistically As a Two Ton Vehicle

Dimitar Tilev has created what is possibly the most realistic remote control car we’ve ever seen, and it has nothing to do with the toy’s paint job or immaculate detailing. Underneath the hood is a simulated suspension system that makes the whole car appear to accurately rock and wobble in response to its motor…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Hacks, Remote Control, Rc, Dimitar Tilev


32 award-winning underwater photos reveal a troupe of tiny seahorses, a hot-pink sea slug, and fish living in beer bottles

The images that took first place in the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition showcase the beauty and drama of ocean life.
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How Insects Cope With the Effects of Gravity

You wouldn't think gravity would be a big worry for insects. They're so small. So light. An ant that fell from a second-floor balcony and landed on its head wouldn't even get a bruise.Consequently, scientists have not concerned themselves greatly with what gravity does to insects. But a group of scientists who routinely put grasshoppers into the linear accelerator at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois decided to take a closer look.That's not as strange as it sounds. With...
Tags: Science, New York Times, Illinois, Arizona State University, Grasshoppers, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Harrison, Argonne, Argonne National Laboratory, Hu, Socha, Jon F Harrison, Jake Socha, National Academy of Sciences David Hu


Tesla Is Now Worth More Than GM And Ford Combined But There's More To It Than That

Don’t look now (nevermind feel free to look, it’s not my money), but Tesla’s stock is currently trading at around $545 a share, or nearly triple what it was trading at its lowest in June. This is mostly because its China factory is up and running and it had a profitable third-quarter. But, you know, we’ve seen this…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, China, Tesla, Gm, Tesla Motors


New Climate Models Show That Clouds Could Screw the Paris Agreement

Scientists’ latest climate models show that the world is going to warm even more than we previously thought.Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Clouds, Climate Models


Made Entirely From Cells, These Adorable ‘Xenobots’ Are Practically Alive

With the help of a supercomputer, scientists have built tiny machines comprised entirely made of biological materials. Able to survive for days and even weeks, these xenobots could eventually be used to deliver drugs inside the body and to clean up the environment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biotechnology, Soft Robotics, Soft Robots, Biological Engineering


Anna Wiener On Uncanny Valley And the Intoxicating Promise of Tech

“In New York, I had never considered that there were people behind the internet,” Anna Wiener writes in her memoir Uncanny Valley. But after leaving her job in the book publishing industry to work in Silicon Valley’s tech bubble, Wiener becomes one of those people as a customer service representative for a data…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Tech, Silicon Valley, Uncanny Valley, Anna Wiener


Taint Band-Aid ‘Doesn’t Hurt’ to Remove, Bandage Maker Promises

Last week at CES 2020, whilst surveying the state of sex tech at the show, I stumbled upon a humble wearable prototype for premature ejaculation. The ‘device’ was the brainchild of Morari Medical, and I maturely dubbed it the taint band-aid in a write-up. CES has since ended, but lo, this morning I opened up my inbox…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex Tech, CES 2020, Taintmodo, Morari Medical



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