Science


 

Coronavirus: China bars 11m residents from leaving city at centre of outbreak

Government unveils new countermeasures as country prepares for lunar new year and death toll doubles to 17Have you encountered any precautionary measures?WHO steps back from declaring public health emergencyChinese authorities have suspended all outbound transport from Wuhan, the city at the centre of an outbreak of the mysterious Sars-like coronavirus, which has so far killed 17 people.Bus, subway, ferry and long-distance passenger transportation networks from the city were suspended from 10am ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

Taxes may be needed to curb eating meat and dairy in the effort to combat climate change.
Tags: Science


All These Extremely Powerful People May Want to Double Check They Weren’t Hacked by a Saudi Prince

In early 2018, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took a sweeping tour of the U.S. as part of a strategy to rebrand Saudi Arabia’s ruling monarchy as a modernizing force and pull off his “Vision 2030” plan—hobnobbing with a list of corporate execs and politicians that reads like a who’s who list of the U.S. elite.…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Saudi Arabia, Satya Nadella, Cybersecurity, Larry Page, Hacking, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin, Peter Thiel, Hackers


People Can Now Vote Online in a U.S. Election and Everyone Is A Little Nervous

For the first time in U.S. history, an election conducted by smartphone is underway. The race, a board of supervisors election in King County, Washington, is small potatoes compared to, say, a presidential election, but the world is watching to see how it turns out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Voting, Election, King County Washington


Microsoft Discloses It Left Over 250 Million Customer Support Records Exposed on Servers

Microsoft inadvertently left hundreds of millions of customer service and support requests exposed on several servers without password protection from Dec. 5 to Dec. 31, 2019, the company’s Security Response Center wrote on a blog post on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Security Response Center


This ultrasonic gripper could let robots hold things without touching them

If robots are to help out in places like hospitals and phone repair shops, they’re going to need a light touch. And what’s lighter than not touching at all? Researchers have created a gripper that uses ultrasonics to suspend an object in midair, potentially making it suitable for the most delicate tasks. It’s done with an array of tiny speakers that emit sound at very carefully controlled frequencies and volumes. These produce a sort of standing pressure wave that can hold an object up or, if th...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Robots, Switzerland, Robotics, Eth Zurich, ETHZ, Schuck, Marcel Schuck


Rosario Dawson Will Headline Her Very Own Comic Book Show

She’s voiced Wonder Woman and Batgirl, and appeared in Sin City, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. And yet, despite that incredible comic book resumé, Rosario Dawson has never lead her own comic book project. Until now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Batgirl, Sin City, Rosario Dawson


The Days of Flying With Your 'Emotional Support' Animal May Be Coming to an End

Spoiling the fun of wondering whether you could be sharing your next flight with an emotional support peacock or perhaps even a miniature horse, the U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to crack down on the practice of bringing non-service-trained animals onto commercial flights.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, Airlines, Flights, Dot, U S Department of Transportation, Bad Dogs Need Not Apply, Service And Support Animals, Emotional Support Animals


Big Praise: Trump Says Elon 'Does Good at Rockets,' Zuck's 'Done a Hell of a Job'

While attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, a few thoughts tumbled across the barren dunes of our president’s skull space, out through his mouth hole and out onto today. He spoke with the program’s co-host Joe Kernen of tax cuts, the impeachment inquiry, the Fed’s balance sheet, relations with China…Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, China, Davos, Donald Trump, Trump, Fed, Elon, World Economic Forum, Zuck, Joe Kernen, Fart Zuckerblorg


George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Could Have Ended With a Cinematic Trilogy

Game of Thrones’ series finale came, we watched it, and...that was that. But according to George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones’ final season could have potentially worked out much differently had an early pitch to HBO for the series gone differently. Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, George R R Martin, David Benioff, Db Weiss, George R R Martin Game


Scientists figured out why stress turns your hair gray

It might not come as a shock to learn that stress can turn your hair gray, but a team of Harvard scientists recently discovered the surprising reason why. Scientists have long understood that gray hair is the result of the natural aging process, certain pigment/follicle disorders, and stress. But until now, we’ve never known exactly what role stress plays in causing gray hair. Previous theories have insisted that stress somehow accelerates the aging process or triggers an autoimmune response. Re...
Tags: Google, Startups, Science, Harvard


Wanted - volunteers to monitor Britain's growing slug population

The first survey in decades will look at the 40 or more species thought to be living in Britain.
Tags: Science, Britain


Mount Vesuvius eruption 'turned victim's brain to glass'

Scientists discover vitrified remains caused by immense 520C heat of disaster in AD79When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the damage wreaked in nearby towns was catastrophic. Now it appears the heat was so immense it turned one victim’s brain to glass – thought to be the first time this has been seen. Experts say they have discovered that splatters of a shiny, solid black material found inside the skull of a victim at Herculaneum appear to be the remains of human brain tissue transformed by heat...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Italy, Archaeology, Herculaneum, AD79When Mount Vesuvius


Coronavirus: China to bar 11m residents from leaving city at centre of outbreak

Government unveils new countermeasures as country prepares for lunar new year as death toll doubles to 17Have you encountered any precautionary measures?WHO steps back from declaring public health emergencyChinese authorities will suspend all outbound transport from Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of an outbreak of the mysterious Sars-like coronavirus, which has so far killed 17 people.Bus, subway, ferry and long-distance passenger transportation networks from the city will be suspended from 10...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coke's Reason For Not Ditching Single-Use Plastic Is Bullshit

Public concern about the climate and plastic crises is , and more and more brands are developing more sustainable business practices to cash in on said concern. But not Coca-Cola, which is doubling down and blaming consumers for its choice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Davos, Plastic, Coca Cola, Coke, World Economic Forum, Greenwashing


What the Bloodshot Movie Needs in Order to Stand Out and Succeed

It isn’t hard to understand the calculus behind multiple studios’ years-long attempts at turning characters from Valiant’s comics universe into the next big-screen draw. Comic book movies can and often do make outrageous amounts of money because people like watching them. But with each new super solo movie and big…Read more...
Tags: Science, War, Military, Sony, Superheroes, Vin Diesel, Valiant, Bloodshot


Coronavirus: WHO steps back from declaring public health emergency

International body to meet again on Thursday to discuss ‘evolving and complex situation’ as China reports 17 deathsVisual guide: where has coronavirus spread?Have you encountered any precautionary measures?The World Health Organization has stepped back from declaring the growing viral pneumonia outbreak in China to be a public health emergency of international concern, saying its expert committee would meet again on Thursday to discuss more evidence from its teams on the ground.“This is an evolv...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Deadly Wuhan Virus in China May Have Come from Snakes, Scientists Say

As an outbreak of a newly discovered SARS-like virus threatens to spiral out of control in China, some scientists think they’ve uncovered its animal origins. Their new research suggests the virus is native to snakes.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Sars, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus


Coronavirus: China to halt all transport out of Wuhan as death toll reaches 17

Government unveils new countermeasures as country prepares for lunar new yearHeathrow to screen arrivals from affected regionHave you encountered any precautionary measures?Chinese authorities will suspend all outbound transport from Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of an outbreak of the mysterious Sars-like coronavirus, which has so far killed 17 people.Bus, subway, ferry and long-distance passenger transportation networks from the city will be suspended from 10am local time on Thursday, state ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife

EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.
Tags: Science, EDF Energy


Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'

At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"
Tags: Science, Charles, World Economic Forum


Twitter Borked Its Own Platform Trying to Fix Its Nazi Ad-Targeting Problem

Like most companies in the tech realm, Twitter is no stranger to weirdly hollow apologies. Some of the company’s greatest hits happened when it was grilled on offensive trending topics (whoops!), leaking account info to hackers (oopsie!), and failing to deal with the harassment-filled cesspool a lot of us know the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hate Speech, Silicon Valley Apologies, Sorry Sorry Im Trying To Fix It


Scientists working with Google just published the most detailed brain scans ever created

Google and its partners at the Janelia Research Campus today released the largest, most detailed set of brain scans ever published. The project encompasses nearly one-third of the brain of a fruit fly and includes detailed mappings for more than 25 thousand neurons featuring more than 20 million synapses. The best part: it’s all been released open-source to the public. This is a great day for science. These aren’t the kind of brain scans you might be thinking of. The scientists didn’t strap flie...
Tags: Google, Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Janelia Research Campus


Surprise, a Witcher Anime Film Is on the Way at Netflix

Netflix has been singing the praises of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher, including claiming (based on some questionable data) that it’s the most successful series in the history of the streaming platform. Season two is on track for a 2021 release but fans may not have to wait that long to toss a coin to their favorite…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Anime, Henry Cavill, The Witcher, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Beau Demayo, Studio Mir


Epic Will Punish Fortnite Opponents Who Signal Each Other

Earlier this week, Fortnite released new rules to attempt to curb cheating in competitive play. The new guidelines relate to a player behavior called “signaling,” which means communicating with opponents. Fortnite doesn’t allow for voice chat between opponents, so players use other means to communicate, like jumping…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Esports, Fortnite, Fortnite Battle Royale


Personally, I Would NOT Compare Journalists to Sexual Predators as the Quibi CEO Reportedly Did

Just a couple of months ahead of Quibi’s official launch, it appears the company’s leadership has already developed a, shall we say, fraught relationship with the press and its reporting on the company’s inner-workings.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Quibi


The Pentagon’s Plan to Pepper Space With Surveillance Satellites Is Taking Shape

New details have emerged about the Pentagon’s ambitious plan to build seven different defense constellations, the first of which will include hundreds of surveillance satellites that are expected to attain full global coverage in just six years.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Defense, Satellites, Pentagon, Space Technology, Space Force, Satellite Constellations, Space Defense Agency


The Most Important Thing The Rise of Skywalker Reinforces From The Last Jedi

On the surface, it’s easy to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as a rejection of the more subversive elements of The Last Jedi—it re-litigates the origins of our heroes, dredging up a past its predecessor was more than happy to move on from. It could, if you wanted to get a little bit conspiracy-brained, read as…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Skywalker, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Amazon Engineer Leaked Private Encryption Keys. Outside Analysts Discovered Them in Minutes

An Amazon Web Services (AWS) engineer last week inadvertently made public almost a gigabyte’s worth of sensitive data, including their own personal documents as well as passwords and cryptographic keys to various AWS environments. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Aws, Amazon Web Services AWS


Stock Up On Gear to Keep You Warm, Save 25% On Orders Of $100 or More at UA Outlet

25% Off Sale | Under Armour Outlet | Promo code GOALSRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, UA Outlet, Under Armour Outlet Deals



Filters
show more filters
December - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
January - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
February - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272829