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Maine's giant spinning ice disc looks like it's reforming

A year after a 90 metre-wide spinning sheet of ice drew global attention, another disc appears to be forming in the same river What goes around comes around.An ice disc appears to be forming in the same Maine river where an unusually large one formed last winter and quickly gained international fame. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, World news, US news, Maine, Rivers


Nike's controversial Vaporfly shoes powered the world's 2 fastest marathoners to victory. When I tried them, it felt like running on rocking horses.

The Nike Vaporfly shoes are 4% more energetically efficient than other brands. I thought I knew what to expect when I put them on, but I was shocked.
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This Star Wars Video Explores the Dark Fortress of Darth Vader's Inquisitors

The Inquisitors are some of the most dangerous characters existing in the current Star Wars canon. Trained Force-using killers, serving Darth Vader and hunting down the remaining Jedi and any other Force-sensitives they can find. In keeping with their reputation, the Inquisitors have a terrifying fortress: the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Jedi, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Inquisitors


Space Force flies through Twitter flak after unveiling camo uniforms in earthy tones

The newly minted U.S. Space Force unveiled its uniform on Friday — and defended its fashion statement against Twitter criticism that the camouflage color scheme should have been more spacey. Less than a month after the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces came into existence, the Space Force showed off the utility uniform in a tweet, saying that the service's nametape and U.S. Space Command patch have "touched down at the Pentagon." The uniform will presumably be worn by thousands of Space ...
Tags: Science, America, Pentagon, Space Force, U S Space Force, U S Space Command


Caring About Climate Can Help You Get Laid

People on OKCupid are swiping right on climate action—or something? I’ve never used a dating app.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Dating, Okcupid


This Nifty Mattress Fan Makes Falling Asleep a Breeze

Everyone has different requirements for the perfect night’s sleep. Some people need a white noise generator, while others might require a weighted blanket, or maybe even a body pillow to snuggle up against. And while it’s not a necessity, one thing that really does it for me is a gentle breeze, like when you take a…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Sleep, Consumer Tech, BedJet, Sleep Tech, Bedjet 3 Review, Bedjet 3


Disney's The Simpsons Supercuts Are Just More Markers on Fox's Grave

The Simpsons, in its best days and long after, has always been pop-culture savvy. A hyperawareness of the culture of animation, film, and television has always been baked deep into the show’s DNA, from its episode-length X-Files parody to Leonard Nimoy on a monorail to the Comic Book Guy’s whole deal. But not like…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Disney, Fox, The Simpsons, Leonard Nimoy, Supercuts


Animals use some wild tricks to survive bushfires

Have you ever wondered how our native wildlife manage to stay alive when an inferno is ripping through their homes, and afterwards when there is little to eat and nowhere to hide? The answer is adaptation and old-fashioned ingenuity. Australia’s bushfire season is far from over, and the cost to wildlife has been epic. A sobering estimate has put the number of animals killed across eastern Australia at 480 million – and that’s a conservative figure. But let’s look at some uplifting facts: how ani...
Tags: Startups, Science, Australia, Syndication


Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don't.

SAN FRANCISCO -- It has become common wisdom that too much time spent on smartphones and social media is responsible for a recent spike in anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, especially among teenagers.But a growing number of academic researchers have produced studies that suggest the common wisdom is wrong.The latest research, published Friday by two psychology professors, combs through about 40 studies that have examined the link between social media use and both depression a...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Science, Congress, San Francisco, Atlantic, New York Times, Silicon Valley, University of Cambridge, University Of North Carolina, University Of Wisconsin, Moreno, Hancock, University of California Irvine, American Academy of Pediatrics, The World Health Organization


New colony of penguins discovered on a remote island in Argentina

Celebrate Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th with the fabulous discovery of 'Near Threatened' Magellanic penguins.
Tags: Science, News, Argentina


Daniel Susskind: ‘Automation of jobs is one of the greatest questions of our time’

The Oxford economist talks about his new book on the challenges of a society with no traditional employmentDaniel Susskind is an economist and fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He has held policy roles in the Blair and Cameron governments. His new book, A World Without Work, explores how society should respond to the increasing automation of employment.This isn’t an unexplored topic, so why did you write this book? My view is that this is one of the greatest questions of our time. And in spite ...
Tags: Science, Technology, Society, Work & careers, Oxford, Computing, Cameron, Universal Basic Income, Blair, Daniel Susskind, Susskind, Balliol College Oxford, Artificial intelligence (AI


Dildos and Nude Fundraising Show How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Norms

The scope of the Australian bushfires is almost too horrifying to even try to grasp. A billion animals: dead. Sydney: shrouded in toxic air. Aboriginal sacred sites: gone. The Southern Hemisphere: blanketed in smoke.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Sydney, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Bush Fires, Dildos For Fires


This $20 Collapsible Cooler Can Carry 32 Cans of Beer

Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag, Black, Grey, and Blue | $20 | Amazon | Clip $5 coupon and use promo code K5YPF2RKRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Lifewit Deals, Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag Black Grey


How to Stop Too Many Tabs From Taking Over Your Browser

Browser tabs. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. They’re both incredibly useful and an extremely annoying suck on your productivity and your computer’s system resources. But perhaps there is a way to use multiple tabs the way the universe intended without letting them run roughshod over your life.Read more...
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Using a DNA-Based 'Computer,' Scientists Get the Square Root of 900

Using a computer-like system made from engineered DNA, scientists have computed the square root of 900.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dna, Synthetic Biology, Molecular Computing


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing …
Tags: Art, Wearables, Weather, Music, Science, Design, Air Travel, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Diamonds, Airplanes, Stem Cells, Meteorology, Exhibitions, Airbus


In Montreal, Egyptian Mummies, in 3-D, Have Secrets to Share

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives is the new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, done with the collaboration of the British Museum. We have a good macro-understanding of ancient Egypt through its architecture, art, economics, and culture from the early dynastic period (3100 b.c. to 2686 b.c.) to the Roman period (30 b.c. — the fall of Antony and Cleopatra — to a.d. 395). Elusive, though, are the particulars of everyday existence such as life span, health, diet, aging, and ...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Boston, Britain, Egypt, House, Montreal, Vermont, Cleopatra, Walt Disney, Luxor, Antony, Maurice Denis, Roman Empire, Karnak


Abandoned Fukushima “Exclusion Zone” Now a Thriving Nature Reserve

The astonishing transformation of the exclusion zone around the Fukushima power plant has captured the attention of global media, with the ill-fated region turning into an accidental nature reserve. A recent study conducted by scientists from the University of Georgia found that, nine years after the meltdown of the Fukushima power plant, local wildlife is […]
Tags: Japan, Science, Animals, Fukushima, Anime, University Of Georgia, Abandoned Places


SpaceX delays dramatic Crew Dragon abort test

Dramatic SpaceX in-flight abort test is intended to clear the way to send astronauts to the International Space Station.
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Beetles and fire kill dozens of 'indestructible' giant sequoia trees

Beetles and fire kill dozens of 'indestructible' giant sequoia treesDeadly interaction between insects, drought and fire damage have forced California’s park officials to trigger climate crisis plans intended for the 2050s * ‘This is not how sequoias die. It’s supposed to stand for another 500 years’
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SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.
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A mysterious and deadly virus from China could have infected 35 times more people than official totals, scientists warn

Airports in the US and parts of Asia have started screening travellers from Wuhan, central China, in the hope of stopping the disease from spreading.
Tags: Asia, Science, China, US, Wuhan


Real-Life Iron Man? China is Developing Military Exoskeletons.

With America and Russia developing exoskeletons—essentially the powered armor suits depicted in science fiction and superhero films like Starship Troopers and Iron Man—it was inevitable that China would follow suit.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, America


Laser diode emits deep UV light

Nagoya University researchers say they have designed a laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light to-date, with potential applications in disinfection, dermatology, and DNA analyses.
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