NYPD to Launch a Totally Reliable iOS App to Log Police Activity That Will Definitely Work as Intended

The New York Police Department is replacing the memo books used by over 30,000 officers to track everything from patrol assignments and 911 calls to arrest records with an iOS app, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, New York Times, Nypd, New York Police Department

Tag Yourself in This Epic New Star Wars Poster

I’m Han Solo in the trash compactor!
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Science, Posters, This Is Awesome, Mondo, Scott C, Scott Campbell, A New Hope

FDA Warns Public Away From Deadly Supplements Sold as a Cancer Cure

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to stay far away from supplements, touted as a cancer cure, that are made with an ingredient linked to irregular heartbeats, seizures, and even deaths.Read more...
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River Song and Captain Jack Are Teaming Up for a Doctor Who Audio Adventure

Fresh off his surprise cameo in the latest season of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who, Captain Jack Harkness is heading out on a new voyage in the latest audio adventure series from Big Finish. Anybody who’s eager for a certain Doctor Who pairing will be in luck because guess who’s coming aboard? “Hello, sweetie.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Jack, Bbc America, John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, Jack Harkness, Jodie Whittaker, Big Finish, Audio Drama

Scientists built an AI to figure out what the universe is made of

A multi-university team of researchers from Japan recently used the world’s fastest astrophysics-simulation supercomputers to develop an AI system capable of predicting the structure of the universe itself. The scientists hope that in doing so they’ll unlock the mysteries surrounding dark matter and dark energy. Dubbed “Dark Emulator,” the AI system parses gigantic troves of astrophysics data and uses the information to build simulations of our universe. It taps into a massive database full of i...
Tags: Startups, Space, Japan, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaug...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak

Buggy Iowa Caucus App Is Buggy, Security Experts Say

The phone app at the center of the clown-shoe exercise in democracy known as the Iowa Caucuses was not only riddled with technical issues and potentially susceptible to being hacked, it appears to have been designed by a greenhorn programmer in the process of learning the code. That’s according to the analyses of…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Iowa, Democratic Primary, Iowa Caucuses, 2020 Election

Sam Raimi May Be Taking Over Doctor Strange 2

One of the fathers of the modern comic book film may be making his triumphant return to the Marvel universe. Sam Raimi, who directed Sony’s first Spider-Man trilogy, is reportedly in talks to replace Scott Derrickson in the director’s chair for Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness. Variety first reported the…Read more...
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PayPal Holds Payments to Magazine's Staff After Publisher Mentioned Article on Iran in Notes

What happens when PayPal, the Treasury Department, and a New York magazine walk into a bar together? Nothing good!Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Technology, North Korea, Iran, Paypal, Mobile Payments, Payments, Cuba, Sanctions, Stripe, Venmo, Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control, PayPal the Treasury Department

Release the Muons! Physics Breakthrough Will Lead to a New Kind of Particle Collider

The next generation of atom smasher could be a 100-kilometer-round ring, costing over $10 billion, with no promise of finding something as glamorous as last decade’s Higgs boson. But does the future of physics need to be so large? What if researchers could probe the secrets of the smallest particles using technology…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cern, Particle physics, Particle Accelerators, Neutrinos, Muons

Forget Superbabies, Superman & Lois Will Feature Superteens Instead

Sorry if you were looking forward to seeing superpowered baby-raising shenanigans on the CW’s upcoming Superman & Lois spin-off series. The network just announced who’ll be playing the sons of Superman and Lois Lane, and it looks like the show will be leaning into teen drama instead. Well, it is the CW. What did you…Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Warner Bros, Cw, DC Entertainment, Lois, Lois Lane, Superman and Lois, Superman Lois, Alexander Garfin, Jordan Elass

Comet 67P Repeatedly Changed Color During the Historic Rosetta Mission

A review of data taken over the course of the two-year Rosetta mission shows that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was sometimes reddish in appearance, while at other times it assumed a bluish hue. Sounds weird, but scientists have come up with a sensible explanation that doesn’t involve aliens with paint guns. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Rosetta, Comets, Rosetta Mission, Planetary Science, Churyumov Gerasimenko, Comet 67pchuryumov Gerasimenko

Google Chrome Will Crack Down on Maddening and Disruptive Video Ads in August

Google is bringing the hammer down on websites trying to stuff their video content with infuriating advertising beginning in August, specifically taking aim at three particularly maddening types of offenders.Read more...
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Franklin Richards' Choice Between the X-Men and the Fantastic Four Just Got Way Easier

In the first issue of House of X, an envoy of the X-Men made their way to New York City to apprehend the villain Sabretooth. They wanted to send a message to the Fantastic Four about how mutants’ positions in the world were changing following the founding of Krakoa. Not only were mutant criminals like Sabretooth the…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Joe Caramagna, Sabretooth, Chip Zdarsky, Laura Martin, X Men, Mutants, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Franklin Richards, Dexter Vines, Fatastic Four, Karl Story

Two Women Allegedly Made Over $81,000 Running Raffle Racket on Facebook

Two women with a very solid plan to make money and perhaps a shaky grasp of Pennsylvania gambling law were foiled last month in a glorious but short-lived Facebook raffle scheme. Recently-filed criminal complaints estimate that admins Brittany Winings, 32, of Northern Cambria and Tiffany Dupas, 26, of Patton, made a…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Gambling, Pennsylvania, Patton, Bid Win Save, Brittany Winings, Northern Cambria, Tiffany Dupas

Scientists Figured Out the Perfect Recipe For Making Gigantic Soap Bubbles

Now that most of the world’s major problems have been resolved, science is turning its attention to the less pressing issues plaguing humanity, including how to mix up the perfect soapy solution for making gigantic bubbles that don’t immediately pop.Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Physics, Bubbles, Emory University

Skeleton Found in Submerged Mexican Cave Sheds New Light on Earliest People in America

An extraordinary 9,900-year-old skeleton found in the submerged caves of Tulum is both enhancing and complicating our understanding of the first humans to settle in the Americas.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Anthropology, Central America, Paleontology, Tulum, Ancient Humans, Peopling Of Americas, Americas Read

Scientists in Israel grow date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds

Seeds found in Judean desert are male and female, leading to hopes of producing datesA handful of date seeds from fruit that ripened around the time of Jesus have been successfully planted and grown in southern Israel, researchers have revealed.The seeds, dubbed Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith and Hannah, were among many others discovered at archaeological sites in the Judean desert. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Fruit, Agriculture, Plants, Archaeology, Jesus, Judean, HANNAH, Adam Jonah Uriel Boaz Judith

Get Groovy With Some Super Affordable LED Light Strips

Govee LED Light Strips | $17 | Amazon | Promo code 76IVAIZ8Read more...
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Why Twitch Fans Donate Money To Wealthy Streamers

Early last year, then-Twitch streamer Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang received an email from a fan who’d donated $200 to him in 2018. “Hey, I donated money to you a year ago,” read the email according to Wang, who spoke to Kotaku over the phone. “I’m having hard times right now. Do you think you could return that…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Jeremy, Twitch, Kotaku, Wang, Mixer, Disguised Toast, King Gothalion

After Fantasy Island, Here Are 5 Other Retro TV Shows for Hollywood to Turn Into Horror Flicks

Fantasy Island is a horror movie now, thanks to the crafty upcyclers at Blumhouse—though, let’s face it, that TV show was already kind of creepy to begin with. Since our reality is silly now, we decided to round up some other vintage TV series ripe for transformation into big-screen horror movies.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Horror, 1980s, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Alf, Small Wonder, Goofballery, Out Of This World, The Love Boat, Highway To Heaven

Apple Finally Makes App Purchases Universal Across All Devices

Apple usually waits until its annual Worldwide Developers Conference to make huge App Store changes, but software Christmas came early this year. The company just announced that effective March, devs can offer one app across all platforms. If you buy an app in the iOS App Store, you won’t have to buy a separate…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, App Store, Project Catalyst, Marzipan

The Trump Administration Is Withholding Almost $1 Billion in Renewable Energy Funding

The Trump administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) is holding onto nearly $1 billion of funds allotted for a clean energy program research and development program, congressional Democrats said at a hearing on Wednesday.Read more...
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SEX WEEK: MysteryVibe's Tenuto Vibrator Is Fun, But Proves Designing Sex Toys For Men Is Still Hard

The Tenuto, MysteryVibe’s vibrator for men, doesn’t work quite the way you think it would at first glance. Your eye is drawn to the rounded tip that sort of looks like every vibrator you’ve ever seen. You start to think about how it’s supposed to work, but no obvious answer comes to mind. You’re intrigued, maybe even…Read more...
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Gamers Heads Up, The Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller Is $20 Off For Prime Members

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller | $160 | Amazon Prime
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Search on Windows 10 Was Borked, but Microsoft Says It Has a Fix

An issue with Windows Search that turned up blank boxes for many Windows 10 users on Wednesday appeared to be related to Bing, but Microsoft says it’s rolled out a fix for “most users”—and if you’re not one of them, there’s a workaround.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Windows 10, Bing

Mainstream Environmental Groups Are Finally Becoming More Diverse

A new report shows that environmental organizations are improving diversity among staff, but they’ve still got a long way to go. Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, Diversity, Climate Justice, Green 20

Issues raised by coronavirus in geopolitics, science and economics | Letters

The World Health Organization should not exclude Taiwan from efforts to tackle the outbreak, writes David YL Lin of the Taipei Representative Office. David E Hanke says an anthropomorphic explanation of viruses can be dangerous. And Robert East warns about the potential effect on share pricesJennifer Rohn is right to warn that we should learn the lessons of Sars (Journal, 5 February) as the world combats the spread of the coronavirus. The issue of Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organiz...
Tags: Health, Science, Smoking, China, Society, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Sars, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rohn

Signs of cancer can appear long before diagnosis, study shows

Research into genetic mutations suggests possibility of tests that would detect cancer earlierEarly signs of cancer can appear years or even decades before diagnosis, according to the most comprehensive investigation to date of the genetic mutations that cause healthy cells to turn malignant.The findings, based on samples from more than 2,500 tumours and 38 cancer types, reveal a longer-than-expected window of opportunity in which patients could potentially be tested and treated at the earliest ...
Tags: Science, UK News, Genetics, Medical Research, Cancer Research

The Mandalorian Has an Awesome Behind the Scenes Link to the Original Star Wars

One of the many reasons fans have embraced The Mandalorian is that it feels like the original Star Wars trilogy. Baby Yoda is another reason, sure, but executive producer Jon Favreau and his team took every precaution to make sure the look, feel, and sounds of the show fit right in with A New Hope, The Empire Strikes…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Vfx, Ilm, A New Hope, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda

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