Actor Duncan Regehr Discusses His Glorious Moment as Star Trek’s ‘Sex Candle Ghost’

“Sub Rosa” was a very strange episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, an old-school gothic adventure featuring a haunted candle, a ghastly Casanova, and just enough scifi nonsense to keep the whole thing from being magic. Read more...
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Check Out This Purported Hands-On With Samsung's Foldable Galaxy Z Flip

In a clip circulating on Twitter Sunday, noted leaker Ben Geskin shared what appears to be the first hands-on video of Samsung’s so-called Galaxy Z Flip ahead of its expected launch next week.Read more...
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Amazon Horrors, Buttholes on Facebook and the Truth About Face Masks: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! I hope that the fans out there have a nice time today. I imagine Roku owners will be especially pleased, given that recently announced Roku and Fox deal.Read more...
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Uber Suspends 240 Accounts in Mexico Over User Suspected of Having Coronavirus

As the coronavirus outbreak rages on, its effects are being felt around the world. In Mexico, Uber felt compelled to act when it learned that its drivers had possibly come into contact with a person suspected to have coronavirus. Consequently, it temporarily deactivated the accounts of 240 users who had also travelled…Read more...
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Lyft Is Giving Free Rides to the Polls This Campaign Season

Americans don’t exactly have a stellar voting record—even 2018's record-setting turnout barely cracked 50 percent—but Lyft’s working to eliminate at least one excuse for not getting out to the polls: Lacking a ride.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Apps, Elections, Science, Voting, Vote, Rideshare, Election, Ridesharing, Primary, Primaries, Rides

Birds of Prey’s Margot Robbie Is Really, Really Into Harry Potter

It’s a rough time to be a Harry Potter fan, what with JK Rowling being a TERF and all that. But we needn’t let that fully mar what good the books have done to the world, or what the depth of that fandom has meant to a lot of people. Read more...
Tags: Science, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Daniel Kaluuya

I Want Jurassic World 3’s Animatronic Triceratops as a Pet

Colin Trevorrow, the Star Wars director who wasn’t, is currently hard at work for the production of Jurassic World 3, the third in a series of Jurassic Park revival films that, whatever you think of their quality, have produced some lush dino-riffic special effects. Read more...
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Meet the Artifact, Star Trek: Picard’s Decommissioned Borg Cube

In the new status quo of Picard’s modern timeline, the Borg, for our protagonists, at least, aren’t an immediate threat. But they are certainly a presence. Meet the Artifact. Read more...
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Scientists believe the key to reaching zero emissions is understanding behavior

When we talk about innovations to deal with the climate crisis, we tend to think of new technologies developed by physical scientists. Although a real sense of climate emergency now seems to be permeating the global consciousness thanks to recent high-profile campaigning, many of us have been slow to actually make changes in the way we live ourselves. Finding out what it would take to motivate people to take practical steps to reduce emissions is where behavioral science comes in. As an example,...
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You Can Watch Fox's Super Bowl Stream on Roku After All

This fight between Fox and Roku has a happy ending, for football fans at least. The two companies reached a last-minute deal that will allow Roku owners to use Fox apps on the platform, which means that users can watch the Super Bowl on FOX Now and FOX Sports. Read more...
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Wintry feel returns to Iowa in time for the caucus on Monday

The month of February started off springlike across Iowa with temperatures surging well above normal.On Saturday, afternoon high temperatures were recorded as much as 5-10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal for cities like Sioux City, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. Temperatures ranged from the upper 30s to the upper 40s instead of being stuck in the lower to middle 30s.After another day of highs in the 40s on Sunday, a change in the weather pattern will come just in time for the Iowa Caucus on Monday...
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William Jackson Harper Has One Last Good Place Lesson in the Form of Chidi’s Full Kierkegaard Rap

Any one of The Good Place’s throwaway gags would be a delight to see played out in its entirety. From Chidi actually forcing himself to eat the Peep’s chili to seeing Tahani ruin one of many celebrity relationships, they’re all tantalizing. But I doubt any of them would be quite as fun to watch as William Jackson…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Hamilton, Kierkegaard, William Jackson, Chidi, William Jackson Harper, The Good Place, Manny Jacinto, Form of Chidi

Photos and videos show officials in hazmat suits spraying passengers with mist as they arrive in Indonesia amid coronavirus scare

Around 245 people who flew from Wuhan, China to Batam, Indonesia were sprayed by officials in hazmat suits before being sent to isolation.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Wuhan China, Batam Indonesia

Powerful storm to usher in damaging wind gusts across Southern California

Through the past week, much of Southern California has experienced an offshore breeze, promoting above-average temperatures. Heading into the first full week of February, that will change as this storm system tracks through.A major storm system that is expected to bring feet of snow to the Intermountain West will usher in potentially damaging wind gusts to Southern California.Powerful north-to-northwest wind gusts will pick up in earnest late Sunday across Southern California and Nevada, leading...
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How Far Can the Refresh Rate Race Go?

After getting back from CES and having a chance to think about all the fancy new gadgets, there’s one question that keeps popping back into my head: How far is the push for displays with faster refresh rates really going to go?Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Ces, Displays, Tvs, Laptops, Monitors, 1000hz Or Bust, Refresh Rates, High Refresh Rates

Severe thunderstorms to target Dixie Alley this week

Mild air at the start of this week in the South will set the stage for severe thunderstorms to erupt during the middle days of this week.Prior to the arrival of the storm system, above-average temperatures will warm much of the eastern half of the United States. This will act as one of the ingredients for the severe weather in the coming days.A powerful storm from the Rockies early in the week will impact parts of the South on Tuesday, and enhance thunderstorms across portions of eastern Texas, ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Georgia, United States, Missouri, Louisiana, Jackson, North Carolina, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, South Carolina, South, Rockies, Southeast

AccuWeather meteorologists weigh in on Punxsutawney Phil's prediction

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring during the 134th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on Sunday morning, but do AccuWeather meteorologists agree?Punxsutawney Phil's forecast accuracy is approximately 39%, however this year he could be right predicting an early spring. Groundhog Club co-handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger) "For most of the country, there rea...
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China's reaction to the coronavirus violates human rights | Frances Eve

The WHO has praised country’s response, but heavy-handed approach could make things worseWhen the World Health Organization declared the 2019nCoV coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, it effusively praised China’s response to the outbreak. The WHO issued a statement welcoming the government’s “commitment to transparency”, and the WHO director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, tweeted: “China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response.”The WHO is ignoring Chinese gov...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Frances Eve, Coronavirus outbreak

How scientists discovered a math equation in rat whiskers

Rats have up to 70 whiskers on their faces, varying hugely in size, and shape. Almost every mammal possesses whiskers, but these rodents are what we call “whisker specialists,” meaning they have super-sensitive, moveable hairs that they use to explore and sense their surroundings. Rat whiskers can vary hugely. In our recent research, my colleagues and I analyzed 523 whiskers from 15 rats and found that each whisker had a different length and shape. We wanted to investigate more about the shape o...
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The five: large telescopes

As the most detailed images of the sun are released this week, we look at other huge telescopes and their discoveriesThis week astronomers released the highest resolution of images taken of the sun’s stormy surface. The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawaii is the largest solar telescope in the world. The images reveal the nugget-like structures that make up the solar surface, each the size of France. The image is the start of a 50-year study of our closest star by the scientists working at ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, France, Hawaii, Daniel K Inouye

New membranes for cellular recycling

Cells produce the shell of the autophagosomes on the spot.
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Does flexible work 'work' for Aussie parents?

An Australian study examining the relationship between flexibility and parent health has revealed formal family-friendly workplace provisions alone are not meeting the demands of working mothers and fathers.
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Cancer cell reversion may offer a new approach to colorectal cancer treatment

A novel approach to reverse the progression of healthy cells to malignant ones may offer a more effective way to eradicate colorectal cancer cells with far fewer side effects, according to a KAIST research team based in South Korea.
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Simple solution to ensure raw egg safety

Salmonella is a key cause of foodborne gastroenteritis around the world, with most outbreaks linked to eggs, poultry meat, pork, beef, dairy, nuts and fresh produce. Now Flinders University researchers have found a simple solution for preventing salmonellosis affecting eggs through surface contamination, giving crucial help for food services industries.
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Grey seals discovered clapping underwater to communicate

An international study, led by Australia's Monash University, has discovered wild grey seals can clap their flippers underwater during breeding season.
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Tunes for training: High-tempo music may make exercise easier and more beneficial

A new study has shown that listening to high-tempo music increases the benefits of exercise for physical fitness and reduces the perceived effort involved. This effect was more pronounced in people performing endurance exercises, such as walking, than in those undergoing high-intensity training, such as weightlifting. The researchers hope that their findings could help people to improve their workout routines and exercise more efficiently.
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