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Check Out the Historic Weekend Blizzard Canadians Are Still Digging Out Of

It’s been one hell of a weekend in eastern Canada. Less of a “snow day,” more of a—and, yes, this is a real weather term—“bomb cyclone.” The capital of Newfoundland, St. John’s, was hit with 30 inches of snow in 24 hours, shattering a previous record, the Weather Channel reported. Officials also recorded snowdrifts as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Snow, Blizzard, Canada, Newfoundland, John, Snowfall, Anyone Else Suddenly Cold


Huawei Will Get Mapping Tech from TomTom Because the U.S. Banned It from Using Google Maps

Huawei has a message for the United States: It can live without Google Maps. The Chinese smartphone giant has reached a deal with the Dutch location technology provider TomTom that will allow it to use the company’s maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, United States, Google Maps, Huawei, TomTom


Wolf Puppies, Coke Energy and the Last Vestige of Internet Explorer: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

To celebrate this three-day weekend, we’re going to share some pretty adorable news: Wolf puppies can play fetch. Isn’t that cool? Yes, I know, these are wolf puppies. They’re probably a lot more dangerous when they grow up when compared to normal puppies, but the idea of cute little wolf puppies playing fetch still…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Tinder, Languages, Wolves, Windows 7, Internet Explorer, Doordash, Colin Trevorrow, Wolf, Energy Drinks, Best Of Gizmodo, Wolf Puppies Coke Energy


Here Are a Couple The Rise of Skywalker Cameos You Almost Certainly Missed

Did you know Ed Sheeran was in this movie? No? Well, okay, honestly that’s probably a good thing. But he is there! So are a lot of other people; the Disney trilogy of Star Wars films hasn’t been shy about folding in cute cameos. And while some were pretty obvious, there are at least a couple that you almost certainly…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Cameos, Ed Sheeran, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


SpaceX Blows Up Rocket, Aces Emergency Escape Test

Just over a minute into its flight, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded in a fiery burst some 12 miles above the ground in what CEO Elon Musk later described as a “picture perfect mission.” That’s because the crew capsule atop it had ejected exactly as planned, successfully simulating an emergency escape and thus…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Falcon 9, Falcon


In This Preview Clip, Supergirl's Post-Crisis Status Quo Is a Little Awkward

Supergirl has saved not just her world but reality itself. Surely returning to normalcy will be a relaxing, safe experience. Surely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Cw, Supergirl, Lex Luthor, Arrowverse, Crisis On Infinite Earths


These Car Dudes Turn Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine Into a Monster

I don’t know much about cars. But I do know Scooby-Doo. And I know the Mystery Machine is the rockin’-est, mystery-solvin’-est van around. So when these mechanics decide to have some fun with a van painted to look like the Mystery Machine, I can see the appeal. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Warner Bros, Scooby Doo, Mystery Machine


Korg and Miek Go to War in This Avengers: Endgame Concept Art

When Thanos’s army comes knocking on the door of the world, it’s time to step up. Not even Fortnite can get in the way of saving the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Concept Art, Korg, Taika Waititi, Thor Ragnarok, Miek, Avengers Endgame


Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese President’s Name as ‘Mr Shithole’

Facebook has apologized for translating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name as “Mr Shithole” on its platform during his visit to Myanmar this week. The company said the incident was due to a “technical issue” that caused incorrect translations from Burmese to English on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Translation, Facebook, Science, China, Xi Jinping, Myanmar, Facebook Apologizes


SpaceX aces fiery rehearsal of worst-case scenario for Crew Dragon spaceflights

With a fiery flash and volleys of cheers, SpaceX and NASA today rehearsed something they hope will never happen: a catastrophic rocket failure at the worst time in the launch of a crewed mission to the International Space Station. Fortunately, the closest things to crew members on today's in-flight abort test of the Crew Dragon spaceship were two test dummies, sitting on sensors in the seats that will tell engineers how flesh-and-blood fliers would have weathered the aborted trip. If the res...
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SpaceX aces a fiery rehearsal of the worst-case scenario for Crew Dragon spaceflights

With a fiery flash and volleys of cheers, SpaceX and NASA today rehearsed something they hope will never happen: a catastrophic rocket failure at the worst time in the launch of a crewed mission to the International Space Station. Fortunately, the closest things to crew members on today's in-flight abort test of the Crew Dragon spaceship were two test dummies, sitting on sensors in the seats that will tell engineers how flesh-and-blood fliers would have weathered the aborted trip. If the res...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa


Cannabis compound could be weapon in fight against superbugs

Mice cured of MRSA, raising hopes of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteriaA compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria and break down persistent films of the microbes, raising hopes for a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.Scientists screened five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol or CBG, was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, one of the most common ...
Tags: Science, UK News, Cannabis, CBG, Antibiotics, Drug resistance


Watch live: SpaceX is about to blow up a rocket in a crucial test to show NASA that its spaceship ready to launch astronauts

Elon Musk's SpaceX is going to make one of its own rocket boosters explode to prove that its Crew Dragon spaceship is ready to send people to space.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa


Belgian neurologist wins €1m prize for work on serious brain trauma

Generet prize will fund more trials by Steven Laureys to help written-off ‘vegetative’ patientsA pioneering Belgian neurologist has been awarded €1m to fund further work in helping diagnose the most severe brain injuries, as he seeks to battle “the silent epidemic” and help people written off as “vegetative” who, it is believed, will never recover.Steven Laureys, head of the coma science group at Liège University hospital, plans to use the £850,000 award – larger than the Nobel prize – to improv...
Tags: Europe, Science, Neuroscience, Medical Research, Belgium, Steven Laureys, Liège University hospital


This $15 10,000mAh Battery Pack Includes USB-C Power Delivery [Exclusive]

Xcentz 18W USB-C PD 10,000mAh Battery Pack (Sandstone Gray and Sandstone Black) | $15 | Amazon | Use the promo code KINJA354Read more...
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The forgotten woman who discovered the greenhouse effect

When did we first realize that we had the potential to warm our planet’s climate? You could go all the way back to 1827, when French mathematician Joseph Fourier calculated that the atmosphere, somehow, was keeping the planet warm like a blanket. Or you could go as late as 1938 when British engineer Guy Stewart Callendar gathered data for the first time to show that the Earth was already getting warmer in line with emissions. But over the last decade, a new answer has come to light: 1856. That’s...
Tags: Startups, Science, Earth, Syndication, Joseph Fourier, Eunice Foote, Stewart Callendar


Coronavirus: China reports 17 new cases of Sars-like mystery virus

Three of the new cases are severe, with experts worried about the disease’s spread ahead of lunar new yearChina reported 17 new cases of the mysterious Sars-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China’s lunar new year holiday, when hundreds of millions of people move around the country.The new coronavirus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China an...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Sars


Local water availability is permanently reduced after planting forests

River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, a new study has shown. Rivers in some regions can completely disappear within a decade. This highlights the need to consider the impact on regional water availability, as well as the wider climate benefit, of tree-planting plans.
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Premature menopause increases the risk of multiple health problems in your 60s

Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared to women who went through the menopause at the age of 50 or 51. These findings, published in Human Reproduction, are from a study of 5,107 women who were part of a national study of 11,258 Australian women.
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Becoming less active and gaining weight: Downsides of becoming an adult

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, conclude two reviews published today and led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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Strongly 'handed' squirrels less good at learning

Squirrels that strongly favour their left or right side are less good at learning, new research suggests.
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Racial disparities in drug prescriptions for dementia

Disparities in drug prescribing suggest that black and Asian people with dementia are not receiving the same quality of care as their white peers, according to a new UCL-led study in the UK, published in Clinical Epidemiology.
Tags: UK, Science, Ucl



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