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Behold, Vine Reborn

Vine and its sequel, V2, may be dead, but from their ashes arises a new contender to take up the six-second video mantle: Byte.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Video, Science, Social Media, App, Vine, Tiktok, The Rumored Second Coming


White House Details Exactly How It Plans to Rein In Sales of Fake Crap Online

The Trump administration is adopting a tougher stance to combat the multi-billion dollar market of selling counterfeit goods on online platforms like Amazon, per a Department of Homeland Security report released Friday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, White House, China, Online Marketplace, Counterfeit, Department Of Homeland Security, Fake, Counterfeiting, Trump, Fakes


DOJ Plans Section 230 Workshop to Host a 'Diversity of Viewpoints' on Internet Speech

The U.S. Justice Department is hosting a workshop next month seeking “a wide diversity of viewpoints” on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the federal statute that, with few exceptions, protections major internet companies and private website owners from liability when it comes to the posts and comments…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doj, First Amendment, U S Justice Department, Josh Hawley, Section 230, Woodhull Freedom Foundation Vs US


Clayton Christensen, Father of 'Disruptive Innovation,' Dies at 67

Unless you’re an avid reader of the sort of books CEOs tote around, you may not have heard of Clayton Christensen. You have, however, felt the impact of his work. Christensen, who died at 67 on Thursday due to complications from cancer treatment, is the scholar responsible for coining the term ‘disruptive innovation.’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disruption, Obituary, Disruptive Innovation, Christensen, Clayton Christensen


YouTube’s Content Moderators Are Asked to Contractually Acknowledge the Job Can Give Them PTSD

The contractors charged with keeping YouTube clean from the vilest forms of content that surface on the platform are reportedly being coerced to sign agreements acknowledging that the job could have a severe impact on their mental health, seemingly making any job-related fallout the responsibility of those workers…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Youtube, Mental Health, Content Moderation


Trump Unveils Logo For New United States Space Force, With Nod to Star Trek

(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon’s new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek‘s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. President Donald Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which features an arrowhead shape centered on a planetary background and encircled by the words, “United States Space Force” and “Department of the Air Force.” The logo, which bea...
Tags: Space, Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Trump, Sulu, Department, George Takei, Army Navy


Joe Biden Says No Scientists Back Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan. He's Wrong

The Iowa caucuses are just over a week away, and Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are neck and neck in the polls. In the past few days, the two have sparred over corruption and Social Security and gun control, and earlier this week, both campaigns released videos coming after the other candidate.Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Iowa, Social Security, Bernie Sanders, Green New Deal


Pentagon Says 34 Troops Treated for Traumatic Brain Injury After Trump Downplays It as 'Headaches'

The White House initially minimized the consequences of retaliatory Iranian missile strikes that hit joint U.S.-Iraqi bases in Iraq on January 8 in response to Donald Trump’s reckless decision to assassinate a senior Iranian official. But last week, news broke that at least 11 U.S. troops had actually been treated…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, Iraq, Neuroscience, Iran, US military, Brains, Donald Trump, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injuries


Google's Having Second Thoughts About Its Dogshit Redesign

Over the years, Google’s become somewhat notorious for killing off its projects, beloved or otherwise. The most recent casualty happened today, with the announcement that the company’s backing off of a controversial search engine update—one that made organic search results and paid-for placements Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Search Engines, Monopolies Are Bad


You Still Haven't Heard of Quibi, But Don't Worry, Its CEO Apologized for Calling Journalists Pedos

The new streaming service Quibi is facing an uphill battle. Most people don’t know what it is or why it exists. That’s partly because it hasn’t even launched yet, but CEO Meg Whitman recently put it on the map in a less than tasteful fashion when audio leaked of her comparing journalists to pedophiles. She has now…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Don, Meg Whitman, Streaming Wars, Quibi


Ring Asked Reporters to Omit Ukraine Staff's Work on 'Many Other Amazon Projects'

Amazon’s home security company, Ring, pressed the chief editor at a Ukrainian business publication last year to delete a passage in an article touting the successes of Ring’s Kyiv-based research lab, the Intercept reported Friday. The article reportedly included a quote attributed to the general manager of Ring…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Ukraine, Ring, Surveillance Tech


The Pax Era Pro Is the Pricey, But Perfect Vape Pen

Back before the Juul was a meme or status symbol or sign of impending doom, it was just a new nicotine-based product from people known for weed. Juul was born out of the same minds as Pax, the most stylish weed flower vape around. Now Juul is a threat to lungs and Big Tobacco while Pax is still focused on delivering…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Weed, Juul, Consumer Tech, Pax, Vapes, Vape Pen, Pax Era Pro Review, Pax Era Pro


Ring Got Reporters to Omit Its Ukraine Staff Is Working on 'Many Other Amazon Projects'

Amazon’s home security company, Ring, pressed the chief editor at a Ukrainian business publication last year to delete a passage in an article touting the successes of Ring’s Kyiv-based research lab, the Intercept reported Friday. The article reportedly included a quote attributed to the general manager of Ring…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Ukraine, Ring, Surveillance Tech


Scientist says aliens in UFOs might be Earthlings from the future

We’ve been chasing ET for millennia with nothing concrete to show for it. Aside from conspiracy theory claims that the US government has an alien spacecraft hidden away somewhere, the search for alien life has been a complete bust. Michael Masters, a professor of biological anthropology at Montana Technological University in Butte, thinks that could be because UFOs are piloted by humans from the future, not aliens from another planet. For countless people, the existence of UFOs is undeniable. Ma...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, US, Tech, US Navy, Montana Technological University in Butte


Disney Is Going to Kill Bambi’s Mom Again

It’s a new year but things are still the same when it comes to Disney’s catalog of classic films. After a year that saw remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King become billion dollars hits, it makes sense for the trend to continue. And next on the list is Bambi.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Animation, Deer, Vfx, Nostalgia, Bambi, Geneva Robertson Dworet, Lindsey Beer


Overwatch League, Call Of Duty League, And Hearthstone Esports Will Air On YouTube, Not Twitch

With Overwatch League season three set to kick off in just over two weeks, it was becoming a little conspicuous that we still didn’t know where it was going to air. Now we do: With its two-year Twitch deal now expired, Overwatch League is moving to YouTube. It will be joined by Activision’s new Call of Duty League as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Overwatch, Call Of Duty, Kotakucore, Twitch, Esports, Activision, Hearthstone, Overwatch League, Call of Duty League


Ring Got Reporters to Omit That Its Ukraine Staff Is Working on 'Many Other Amazon Projects'

Amazon’s home security company, Ring, pressed the chief editor at a Ukrainian business publication last year to delete a passage in an article touting the successes of Ring’s Kyiv-based research lab, the Intercept reported Friday. The article reportedly included a quote attributed to the general manager of Ring…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Ukraine, Ring, Surveillance Tech


Leave Star Trek Alone, You Piece of Shit

The similarities between Donald Trump’s newly revealed United States Space Force logo and the logo for Star Trek’s Starfleet are uncanny.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Star Trek, Military, Cbs, Donald Trump, Paramount, Starfleet, Space Force, United States Space Force


A Massive Locust Swarm Poses an 'Unprecedented Threat' to East Africa

A grim report from the United Nations warns that unusually large swarms of locusts will be descending upon East Africa in the coming months, in what could be the worst infestation in a quarter century. The pests could pose a serious risk to crops and livelihoods in the region.Read more...
Tags: Science, United Nations, Parasites, Insects, Natural Disasters, East Africa, End Times, Locusts


Carnivorous Dinosaur Discovered in Utah Was a True Jurassic Nightmare

One of the things that really bugs me about the Jurassic Park movies is the prominent role given to Tyrannosaurus rex—a dinosaur that didn’t appear until the ensuing Cretaceous period. I am therefore thrilled to learn about Allosaurus jimmadseni, a newly described apex predator that, unlike T. rex, actually lived…Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Paleontology, Theropods, Dinosaur Evolution, Allosaurus


Was the Star Wars Galaxy Better Off After Return of the Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker?

As the final chapter in a trilogy of trilogies, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker puts a period on what fans have long known as the main story of Star Wars. It also offers a chance to look at the galaxy moving ahead and see how its conclusion compares to the previous ones. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Return Of The Jedi, Skywalker, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Coronavirus: death toll reaches 41 in China with first cases in Europe

Public transport suspended in at least 13 cities in China as death toll rises and France identifies Europe’s first casesWhat we know so farLessons from Sars outbreak help in race for vaccineChina has expanded an unprecedented lockdown during the country’s most important holiday to 13 cities and at least 36 million people, as efforts to contain the deadly new coronavirus were stepped up around the world and the first cases were reported in Europe.Restrictions on movement were widened on Friday in...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: China extends lockdown as first cases reported in Europe

Public transport suspended in at least 13 cities in China as death toll rises and France identifies two casesCoronavirus outbreak latest - live What we know so farChina has expanded an unprecedented lockdown during the country’s most important holiday to 13 cities and at least 36 million people, as efforts to contain the deadly new coronavirus were stepped up around the world and the first cases were reported in Europe.Restrictions on movement were widened on Friday in China in an effort to stop...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Vietnam, Bordeaux, United States Thailand, Agnès Buzyn, Coronavirus outbreak, South Korea Japan Singapore Hong Kong Macao Taiwan


Drug Company Founder Gets 5 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme to Boost Opioid Profits

John Kapoor, the founder of Arizona-based drug company Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced to just over five years in prison Thursday, far short of the 15 years that federal prosecutors had asked for after he was first found guilty in Boston last year.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Boston, Arizona, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Vultures, Insys Therapeutics, Drug Companies, John Kapoor


Lessons from Sars outbreak help in race for coronavirus vaccine

Companies aim to have vaccine in production within 16 weeks before entering testing stageThere are no vaccines or treatments approved for the new coronavirus, but the race is on to develop one.This week the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi) announced it would commit $11m (£8.4m) to three programmes led by the companies Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Moderna and the University of Queensland. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus outbreak, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Moderna, University of Queensland Continue


'We're Fighting for Our Rights': The EPA's First Bill of Rights Decries Trump's Deregulatory Tactics

For employees who’ve spent decades working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Trump administration is like nothing they’ve ever seen before. That’s exactly why—for the first time ever—the agency’s union employees have authored a Bill of Rights to set the agency back on track to meet its mission.Read more...
Tags: Science, Unions, Epa, Trump, Bill Of Rights, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, AFGE, Trump Dumb, Scientific Integrity


I Really Hope This Rumor About Flexible Glass on the New Samsung Foldable Phone is True

Samsung has already demonstrated the vast potential of bendy screen devices with the Galaxy Fold, but there are still a number of improvements needed before foldable gadgets can really go mainstream. And if rumors are true, Samsung may have solved one of the Fold’s biggest shortcomings.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Rumors, Consumer Tech, Flexible Screens, The Rumor Mill, Foldables, Galaxy Z Flip, The Foldable Revolution Is Coming, New Samsung Foldable Phone


China coronavirus: 14 test negative in UK as military doctors sent to Wuhan – live news

UK emergency committee to discuss outbreak as more than 33 million people affected by lockdown measures in ChinaUK universities issue quarantine warning to Chinese students What is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be?What we know so far 5.08pm GMT 4.46pm GMT The Scottish government confirmed on Friday afternoon that results for two of the five patients in Scotland tested for coronavirus had come back negative.Emphasising that the risk to the public remained low, Scotland...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Catherine Calderwood, Coronavirus outbreak


Scotland Is on Track to Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year, Slàinte Mhath!

United Nations scientists have warned that most countries are on track to totally botch the climate goals needed to curb catastrophic global warming. But there’s at least one bright spot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Scotland, United Nations, Greenhouse Gases, Climate Policy, Slàinte Mhath


Here Are the Latest Updates on the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

Federal health officials have identified a second U.S. case of the deadly new coronavirus that’s sent parts of China into lockdown, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. While officials say that the risk to the U.S. from the virus remains low, the overall situation worldwide is set to get…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Flu, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus



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