Maybe We Shouldn't Go Bananas Over Smart Contacts Just Yet

Imagine plopping a contact lens in your eye, and instead of just seeing better, you could see an enhanced view of your environment. That’s what Mojo Vision is saying their new prototype smart contact lens could do. Eventually. It sounds like a concept straight out of a sci-fi movie. But whereas anything is possible in…Read more...
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How this huge lake has almost completely disappeared

A satellite image has revealed how a lake has virtually completely vanished.
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Texas Judges Are Increasingly Denying Teens' Requests for Abortion Care

In many places across America, it’s become harder for women to obtain an abortion. But a study out Thursday highlights an added challenge for teenage girls living in Texas and elsewhere: Judges who refuse to let them get an abortion without the involvement of their parents.Read more...
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Report: Taika Waititi May Be Developing a Star Wars Movie

Serious question: Does Taika Waititi ever sleep? We’ve long had our suspicions about the very busy writer-director-actor for some time now, but the latest nugget of news about the Oscar nominee hints at yet another major project in the works—one that could return him to a certain galaxy far, far away.Read more...
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A mysterious virus in China is a reminder that the world isn't ready for a pandemic. Bill Gates says we should prepare for a deadly outbreak as we do for war.

The virus, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms and is in the same family as SARS, has killed a second person and spread to Thailand and Japan.
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Hyundai Give $110 Million To Electric Delivery Van Company Arrival

Not nearly as important to the ecosystem of the American business, but absolutely vital to the UK and other Europeans is the short range delivery van. This commercial van is the lifeblood of small business deliveries all over the Kingdom, and Arrival is among the first to really apply BEV technology to the so-called…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Investments, Kingdom, Hyundai, Electric Cars, Electric Vans, Delivery Van, Electric Delivery Van Company Arrival

5 ways to look and feel healthier in one week, according to a nutritionist — and 5 things you should never do

A dietitian and nutritionist, Andy Bellatti, has five pieces of advice to start feeling like your best self in just one week.
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Asking the Tough Questions: Here's What All the 2020 Democrats Would Look Like If They Had No Eyebrows

No one wants to believe that a person without eyebrows can’t be elected as president. But there are certain political realities we have to face in the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Photoshop, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Democrats, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party, Tom Steyer, Mike Bloomberg, Tulsi Gabbard, Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Election, Andrew Yang, Look Upon My Works Ye Mighty And No Hair

Climate change: Can Glasgow go carbon neutral?

As more cities declare climate emergencies, we look at how Glasgow aims to cancel out its carbon footprint.
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‘PigeonBot’ brings flying robots closer to real birds

Try as they might, even the most advanced roboticists on Earth struggle to recreate the effortless elegance and efficiency with which birds fly through the air. The “PigeonBot” from Stanford researchers takes a step toward changing that by investigating and demonstrating the unique qualities of feathered flight. On a superficial level, PigeonBot looks a bit, shall we say, like a school project. But a lot of thought went into this rather haphazard-looking contraption. Turns out the way birds fly ...
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'PigeonBot' brings flying robots closer to real birds

The "PigeonBot" from Stanford researchers takes a step toward changing that by investigating and demonstrating the unique qualities of feathered flight. On a superficial level, PigeonBot looks a bit, shall we say, like a school project. Turns out the way birds fly is really not very well understood, as the relationship between the dynamic wing shape and positions of individual feathers are super complex.
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Say Goodbye to Every Bose Store in the U.S.

If you’ve been planning to buy or return something to a nearby Bose store, you might want to do it soon because the well-known audio equipment maker is about to close 119 stores, including every retail location in the U.S. Read more...
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Genetic research solves mystery of ‘curse of sudden death’ among Amish children

A breakthrough in genetic research has solved the mystery of why children in the close-knit Amish community in the northeast US kept dying suddenly, and with no apparent explanation.The deaths occurred when the children were playing and running around, and one family lost four childrenover an eight year period. Post-mortem examinations failed to identify any known cause of death.
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Friends, The Office, and Ads: Details on NBC's Peacock Streaming Service

NBCUniversal has been teasing out details about its forthcoming streaming services for months, but the company today finally dropped the scoop on its ad-supported model and pricing structures.
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HBO Max Is Turning The Uninhabitable Earth Into a Fictional Series

The climate apocalypse is coming to your television. HBO announced Wednesday that the David Wallace-Wells’ book The Uninhabitable Earth will influence a fictional anthology series that examines what our future may look like as climate change progresses.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Streaming, Climate Crisis, David Wallace Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth, HBO Max

Study: 'Blob' of hot water killed a million seabirds in Pacific

The birds – a species known as the common murre – likely died of starvation due to the warm water, which severely disrupted the birds' food supply.
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AlphaZero beat humans at Chess and StarCraft, now it’s working with quantum computers

A team of researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark let DeepMind‘s AlphaZero algorithm loose on a few quantum computing optimization problems and, much to everyone’s surprise, the AI was able to solve the problems without any outside expert knowledge. Not bad for a machine learning paradigm designed to win at games like Chess and StarCraft. You’ve probably heard of DeepMind and its AI systems. The UK-based Google sister-company is responsible for both AlphaZero and AlphaGo, the systems that ...
Tags: Google, Startups, UK, Science, Tech, World, Artificial Intelligence, Denmark, Chess, Aarhus University, Alphazero

70,000 Tinder Photos of Women Just Got Dumped on a Cyber-Crime Forum

More than 70,000 photos of Tinder users are being shared by members of an online cyber-crime forum, Gizmodo has learned, raising concerns about the potential for abusive use of the photos. Ominously, only women appear to have been targeted.Read more...
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We're All Going to Live in Mushroom Houses on Mars

See why NASA thinks fungi are the future.
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New Research Casts Doubt on Theory That Volcanoes Caused Dinosaur Extinction

Scientists have new evidence in their quest to settle the longstanding debate about whether it was a gigantic meteorite or massive volcanic eruptions that triggered the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. Read more...
Tags: Science, Volcanoes, Dinosaurs, Asteroids, Mass Extinctions, Volcanism, Dinosaur Extinction, Cretaceous Paleogene Extinction

Chuck Schumer Is a Last-Minute No on Trump's North American Trade Deal, Citing Lack of Climate Progress

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Trump administration’s trade deal, passed 89-10 in the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday with one high-profile defection: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Senate, Environment, Pollution, Trade, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Nafta, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Tech Policy, USMCA, U S Mexico Canada Agreement USMCA

DoorDash Contractors Earn Less Than Dogshit, Study Finds

Delivery platform DoorDash has been at the top of the public’s most hated gig economy value extraction firms for some time, owing largely to its prior policy of subsidizing its wages with customers’ tips. According to a study released today, even with that policy repealed, the efficiency of DoorDash’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Gig Economy, Doordash, Working Washington

Wildfire-hit countries in need of new strategies to tame burning threat

Wildfires around the world are surging in number, size, strength and destruction, driven partly by global warming, while ever more people and their homes lie in the path of danger, researchers warned on Thursday. Nowhere has the problem been more evident than in Australia, where wildfires - many out of control in the hottest and driest year on record - have burned through every state in two months. The blazes have now consumed 17 million hectares (42 million acres), about 2,800 homes and 28 li...
Tags: Science, Australia, Paris, Organisation for Economic Co, Alexander Robson Australia

Cancer and Heart Disease Could Be Contagious Through Our Microbiomes, Scientists Argue

It’s a science lesson you probably learned in grade school: You can only catch certain illnesses, like the flu, from another person. But a new paper argues that many diseases seen as noncommunicable, like most cancers and heart disease, might be transmissible sometimes—thanks to the seemingly harmless microbes living…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Cancer, Bacteria, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome

Scientists Built a Robot From 40 Pigeon Feathers and It Flies Beautifully

Scientists seeking to understand the mechanics of bird flight have constructed PigeonBot, a robot made from 40 pigeon feathers (and a few other components).Read more...
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A controversial Nike sneaker worn by 2 record-breaking marathon champions is at risk of being banned. A decision may come within weeks.

In 2019, 31 out of 36 major marathon podiums were claimed by athletes who'd worn Nike Vaporfly running shoes. The shoes have not been banned — yet.
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Michio Kaku: 5 fascinating moments from this 1991 interview

Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and renowned science communicator.In 1991, he sat down for an hour-long interview in which he discussed climate change, nuclear weapons, human evolution, and more.Kaku is a regular contributor to Big Think. None Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the world's most beloved science communicators, having helped millions of people better understand the nature of the universe and its many mysteries. The 72-year-old physicist has forged an extensive career. In 1974, he ...
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How YouTube Profits From Climate Denial and Misinformation

If you search for videos about climate change on Youtube, you might run into one from PragerU called What They Haven’t Told You About Climate Change. In the video, a Canadian energy consultant named Patrick Moore claims that the world hasn’t been significantly warmer in the 21st century (which is not true) and that…Read more...
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How To Get a Smart Display to Actually Show Videos You Want to Watch

Get yourself a Google Nest Hub or an Amazon Echo Show, and you’ve got a device that can do everything a smart speaker can—plus play videos. It’s not always obvious which video apps work on these smart displays, or what you can do with them, which is why we curated this list of what you can run and can’t run right now.Read more...
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Check Your Tire Pressure Anywhere With This $7 Digital Monitor

TACKLIFE Digital Tire Pressure Gauge | $7 | Amazon | Promo code OLRIJY56Read more...
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