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Police Use Family-Tracking App on Son's Phone to Show His Dad Was Near Huge Blaze at Ex-Employer

Authorities linked a man to a factory arson that destroyed “well over a million” dollars in property last month by convincing his son to give them access to an app that would allow them to view the suspect’s movements, Forbes reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Location, Forbes, Life360, Family Tracker


Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment Than A 50 MPG Gasoline Car: Report

Electric cars increasingly seem to be the answer for lowering America’s transportation emissions numbers. Not only do they already produce zero emissions in the process of driving, but even pollute far less than gasoline cars when you take into account the emissions generated in the production of the electricity…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, EVs, Electric Cars, Emissions


The US has confirmed 15 coronavirus cases across 7 states. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The US has confirmed 15 cases of the virus: eight in California, two in Illinois, and one in Arizona, Massachusetts, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Tags: Science, California, US, Illinois, Arizona Massachusetts Texas Washington


The US has confirmed 14 coronavirus cases across 6 states. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The US has confirmed 14 cases of the virus: eight in California, two in Illinois, and one each in Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Tags: Science, California, US, Illinois, Arizona Massachusetts Washington


"I feel great": Astronaut Christina Koch on record stay in space

NASA astronaut Christina Koch talks to Norah O'Donnell about her 328-day mission in space and whether she's up for a trip to the moon.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Christina Koch, NORAH O DONNELL


Aladdin 2 Is a Go After Finally Figuring Out Its Plot

Making a sequel to Aladdin is no easy task. At the end of the first film, the genie is no longer the genie. He can’t grant any more wishes. Plus, Aladdin and Jasmine are happily together. Where do things go next, after that perfect fairy-tale finale?Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Jasmine, Aladdin, John Gatins, Andrea Berloff, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Aladdin 2


Please Do Not Drink Silver to Kill the Coronavirus

Wherever mass tragedy strikes, there will be vulturous hucksters looking to take advantage of people’s fears. The outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus in China and other countries is no exception. Medical quacks are already trying to sell the very bad idea of swallowing silver to ward off the virus—something that’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Scams, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


NASA is hiring astronauts to go to the moon and Mars. Here's what candidates need on their resumes.

You can apply to be in NASA's new class of astronauts. The missions could involve setting up a station on the moon and traveling to Mars.
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China's Hubei province reports nearly 15,000 new coronavirus cases and 242 additional deaths in 1 day

The new numbers are the highest reported in a single day since the novel coronavirus outbreak began.
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Scientists Find Over 300 'Huge' Viruses With Strange Abilities

Scientists are continuing to discover weird-as-hell viruses all over the world. This week, researchers detailed their finding of relatively mammoth bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria. These large microorganisms don’t just dwarf typical viruses in size—they also seem capable of complex tricks normally only…Read more...
Tags: Science, Viruses, Bacteriophages


A new study reveals early warning signs of the coronavirus. But it's taking a week for Wuhan patients with symptoms to be admitted to a hospital.

If patients aren't hospitalized or isolated during the first week of their symptoms, the virus could spread.
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Pine Island's Massive New Iceberg Is Already Cracking Up

Antarctic has been on one the past few weeks. It reached 65 degrees Fahrenheit last week, a new record high for the continent. Scientists have found warm water creeping farther under its most vulnerable glacier. Other researchers dropped a little remote-operated robot under the same icy “superhighway,” recording eerie…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctic, Icebergs, Pine Island, Antartica, Pine Island Glacier, Ice Ice Maybe


8 Tabletop RPGs That Are Way Hotter Than Valentine's Day 'Love Coupons'

The tabletop industry has skyrocketed over the past decade, but there’s one sad truth we all must face: It’s really hard to find a horny board game. Read more...
Tags: Science, Romance, Love, Board Games, RPG, Valentines Day, Tabletop Games, Fog Of Love


More than 500 healthcare workers in Wuhan have gotten the coronavirus. One study found that 29% of infections were in medical staff.

Medical workers fighting the new coronavirus, called COVID-19, face resource shortages and a high risk of infection.
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Elizabeth Holmes Gets Theranos Conspiracy Charges Thrown Out, Not Off the Hook Yet

A judge in the sprawling case against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former company president Ramesh Sunny Balwani has thrown out some of the charges after her defense team argued prosecutors’ case was too broad and too vague, SFGate reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Startups, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Fraud, Scams, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Blood Tests, Ramesh Sunny Balwani


London just confirmed its first coronavirus case. One map shows where the outbreak has spread around the world.

Cases of the coronavirus has been reported in 25 countries outside of China, with 13 cases in the US.
Tags: Science, London, China


We're worse with food waste than we think

Every person in the world is wasting about 500 calories of food a day, according to a new study.
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Leia Succeeded Where Luke Failed

The Skywalker bloodline is perhaps defined by a series of failures. Anakin’s attempts to protect Padmé brought about the rise of the Empire. Luke’s pressure to live up to this prophecy of the chosen one brought about the undoing of his fledgling Jedi Order and his own nephew—who himself saw a moment of weakness and…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Anakin, Padme, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event in Barcelona cancelled – latest news

Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in London Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories 8.06pm GMT Senior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK’s largest population centre. Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathemat...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Barcelona, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Who, University of Warwick, Coronavirus outbreak, London Mobile World Congress, Michael Tildesley


Discovery of 'Invisible Oil' Shows BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Was Bigger Than We Thought

We already knew 2010’s Deepwater Horizon disaster was the biggest oil spill in history. When the BP rig exploded, it released 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico over the course of 87 days. Eleven workers died. So did thousands of marine animals. By all counts, it was horrible.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fish, Bp, Bp Oil Spill, Deepwater Horizon, Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico


Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event cancelled – latest news

Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in London Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories 7.27pm GMT Today marked the first cancellation of MWC in its 33-year history. Due to take place on the week of 24 February in Barcelona, the gathering of 100,000 of the world’s mobile industry is the largest and most important of...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Barcelona, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Who, Public Health England, Hove, Coronavirus outbreak


Blue Canyon Technologies chosen by Made in Space for orbital manufacturing demo mission

In-orbit manufacturing startup Made in Space has tapped Colorado’s Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) to help support its Archinaut One demonstration mission contracted by NASA, which is currently set to take place in 2022. The mission will see Made in Space show off the assembly of two ten-meter solar arrays on orbit, which will then be used to power an ESPA-class satellite, providing up to five times more power than is available via power sources used for those satellites not assembled in orbit. B...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Colorado, Tech, Nasa, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Solar Sail, Spacecraft, Additive Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman, Jpl, Cubesats, Crum


Scientists find evidence of 'ghost population' of ancient humans

Traces of unknown ancestor emerged when researchers analysed genomes from west African populationsScientists have found evidence for a mysterious “ghost population” of ancient humans that lived in Africa about half a million years ago and whose genes live on in people today.Traces of the unknown ancestor emerged when researchers analysed genomes from west African populations and found that up to a fifth of their DNA appeared to have come from the missing relatives. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, World news, Anthropology, Archaeology, Neanderthals


‘Apollo 13’ returns to theaters for three days in April

Despite never landing on the moon, Apollo 13 is one of the most notable spaceflights in history. An explosion on the Apollo 13's service module put the lives of its three crew members in peril. And despite all odds, the astronauts were able to keep the ship functioning until safely touching down on Earth. 25 years later, Ron Howard directed a largely accurate film version of the near-fatal mission. To celebrate the mission's 50th anniversary, Apollo 13 will return to theaters on April 5t...
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Scientists Turned McDonald's Fryer Oil Into Plastic Resin For 3D Printed Models That Probably Smell Amazing

There are lots of reasons not to eat greasy deep-fried fast food, the least of which being the challenges involved with disposing of used cooking oil (clogged sewers). But researchers at the University of Toronto found a way to turn oil from a deep fryer into a light-sensitive plastic for 3D printers.Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Research, 3d Printing, Recycling, 3d Printers, University of Toronto, McDonald, Stereolithography


Essential Is the Latest Phone Maker to Fold

Former Google executive Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, Essential Products, is officially done after years of circling the drain.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Phones, Andy Rubin, Inessential


7 Essential Invisible Men (and One Invisible Woman)

H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man was published in 1897, giving sci-fi one of its most intriguing and enduring characters. Thankfully, that Dark Universe version with Johnny Depp never came to fruition, but the latest adaptation—starring Elisabeth Moss as a woman tormented by her invisible ex—is out February 28. Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Kevin Bacon, Johnny Depp, Universal, Chevy Chase, Paul Verhoeven, Elisabeth Moss, Hg Wells, John Carpenter, Ed Begley Jr, Elisabeth Shue, Daryl Hannah, G Wells, The Invisible Man, Invisibility


'Harriet' star Cynthia Erivo's sci-fi podcast is becoming a movie

Podcast adaptations have a mixed track record in Hollywood, but that isn't stopping Amblin Partners from being particularly ambitious. Steven Spielberg's outfit has bought the movie rights to Carrier, a sci-fi podcast created by Qcode and Dan Blank that stars Harriet actress and Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo. She'll both produce the movie and reprise her role as the truck driver Raylene, who discovers that her latest cargo is a threat to the planet that makes her a target.
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Oscar, Steven Spielberg, Harriet, Amblin Partners, Cynthia Erivo, Raylene, Dan Blank, Qcode


Whip it good! Amazon patents a launch system for snapping payloads into the air — or even into orbit

Never let it be said that Amazon Prime Air VP Gur Kimchi thinks small: His latest patent lays out a plan for a launch system that could theoretically send payloads into space on the end of a miles-long whip, guided by a phalanx of drones attached to the lash. The patent application — co-written with veteran Amazon inventor Louis LeRoi LeGrand III, filed in 2017 and published on Tuesday — lays out an unusually detailed description of the system, right down to how the gear teeth in the mechanism c...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Prime Air VP Gur Kimchi, Louis LeRoi LeGrand III


Homeless Man Files Civil Rights Suit Against Police Officer Who Monitored Him on Facebook

Not all police are bad, but Facebook is the highway to surveillance hell, and cops are on it. In the latest story to highlight cop’s social media activity, a homeless resident of Los Angeles has filed a civil rights suit against the city and a police officer who is accused of conducting a several-year-long harassment…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Police, Los Angeles, Police Use Facebook



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