Well, Looks Like HQ Trivia's Finally Dead

Let’s be honest, the writing’s been on the wall for a while now.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, Trivia, HQ Trivia, Rus Yusupov, Scott Rogowski, Quiz Daddy, Press F In Chat

A couple under quarantine in Wuhan describe what it is like to be trapped in their home for more than 3 weeks

The only contact with the outside world is via the internet, they told Business Insider, which is how they found out three friends died from the virus.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Business Insider

Why Bill Gates thinks gene editing and artificial intelligence could save the world

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been working to improve the state of global health through his nonprofit foundation for 20 years, and today he told the nation's premier scientific gathering that advances in artificial intelligence and gene editing could accelerate those improvements exponentially in the years ahead. "We have an opportunity with the advance of tools like artificial intelligence and gene-based editing technologies to build this new generation of health solutions so that th...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Seattle, Gates

Google's Autoflip Can Intelligently Crop Videos on the Fly to Fit Any Aspect Ratio

Google has released an open-source tool, Autoflip, that could make bad cropping a thing of the past by intelligently reframing video to correctly fit alternate aspect ratios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Ai, Algorithms, Videography, Aspect Ratio, Smart Cropping

Delta CEO Nose-Dives Into the Seat Reclining Debate

Yesterday, the internet was split asunder by a great moral conundrum over a viral video of a man punching a woman’s seat when she tried to recline. Some people took the man’s side—tall people have knees and it’s rude to recline! Others took the woman’s side—she paid for her seat, and has every right! Well everybody…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airplanes, Delta, Bring Out The Guillotines, Reclinegate

Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths

Two health experts debunk the most common myths about the coronavirus. They explain why face masks might not help as much as you think.
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Experts weigh in on how coronavirus may, or may not, run rampant in US in coming months

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has infected more than 60,000, killed over 1,300 and terrified millions. In the United States, residents wait with bated breath as new cases of infected Americans arise. Also worth noting is that more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with the virus have recovered, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.On Thursday, the 15th U.S. case of coronavirus was confirmed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) after a patient returned from China to Tex...
Tags: Hong Kong, Texas, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, China, US, Cnn, United States, New Zealand, State Department, Illinois, Accuweather, Wuhan, Shenzhen

Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to the Moon for NASA to prepare for the Lunar Gateway

Launch startup Rocket Lab has been awarded a contract to launch a CubeSat on behalf of NASA for the agency’s CAPSTONE experiment, with the ultimate aim of putting the CAPSTONE CubeSat into cislunar (in the region in between Earth and the Moon) orbit – the same orbit that NASA will eventually use for its Gateway Moon-orbiting space station. The launch is scheduled to take place in 2021. The CAPSTONE launch will take place at Rocket Lab’s new Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) facility at Wallops Fligh...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Science, Virginia, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Satellite, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Spaceport, Outer Space

New York Fashion Week Isn't Sustainable, But Neither Is The Fashion Industry

Fashion Week in over in New York, and it’s clear there’s a big trend afoot: sustainability. Designers showcased collections made with recycled fishing nets, models walked the runway with reusable water bottles, and one show was inspired by rising seas.Read more...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Science, New York Fashion Week, Fast Fast Fast

Kingdom Come Developers Turn the Tables on Pirates With Copyright Counter-Attack

The great ideological battles over internet piracy feel like they’re long behind us, but the developers of the action RPG video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance have come up with a tactic to combat their pirate foes that has us reminiscing about the old days. Rather than throwing a fit, the developers are monetizing a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Copyright, Piracy, Posters, Kingdom Come, Dont Get Mad Get Even

Set your alarm: Moon, Mars and Earth to align before dawn on Tuesday

An eclipse-like event will cause Mars to vanish from the sky over North America early Tuesday morning in a rare event known to astronomers as a lunar occultation.Similar to an eclipse when the Earth, moon and sun fall in line, during an occultation, the Earth, moon and a planet align. As a result, the Red Planet will be hidden from sight as it appears to pass directly behind the moon during Tuesday's event. The planet Venus is visible on top of the moon as viewed from Quezon City, north o...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Science, Earth, United States, Moon, Mars, North America, East Coast, Accuweather, Venus, Rockies, Southwest, Midwest, Manila Philippines, Red Planet

Near-Earth Asteroid Sets Off Alert, Turns Out to Be Two Asteroids Hanging Out Together

An asteroid that whizzed within 3 million miles of Earth last week turned out to be two objects in a binary system, according to new observations.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Arecibo, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

Apple Probably Owes Some of Its Retail Employees a Ton of Money

The California Supreme Court sided with Apple Store employees in a ruling yesterday, stating that unpaid mandatory bag or iPhone searches at the end of retail workers’ shifts are a violation of state law. The class-action suit in question represents over 12,000 workers employed at the company’s retail locations from…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Labor, California Supreme Court, Apple Store, Bag Searches

Netflix's New Masters of the Universe Anime Has Basically Every Voice Actor You Love

Kevin Smith’s upcoming anime series based on the beloved Mattel franchise is set to continue the story of He-Man and the other Masters of the Universe in their ongoing quest to protect the planet of Eternia and the rest of the cosmos from Skeletor and his evil forces. Now we know just who all is going to be lending…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Justin Long, Masters Of The Universe, Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, Mattel, Kevin Smith, Alicia Silverstone, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eternia, Lena Headey, Kevin Conroy, Diedrich Bader, Susan Eisenberg

Helmets From WWI Just as Protective Against Overhead Blasts as Modern Helmets

New research suggests helmets used in World War I protected soldiers against overhead artillery blasts just as well as modern helmets—and one, the French Adrian helmet, actually performed better.Read more...
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Sonic the Hedgehog Is a Heartfelt Adventure for Kids and Twitchy Nostalgia Junkies Alike

It may come as a shock to adults who read genre news sites to hear that a movie like Sonic The Hedgehog—a movie so heavily influenced by the ‘90s video game IP it’s based on that it almost hurts—is squarely aimed at kids who just wanna see cute, fuzzy cartoon characters get buckwild and bash the hell out of some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Vfx, Sega, Paramount, Nostalgia, Josh Miller, Jim Carey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Patrick Casey, Sonic, Jeff Fowler, Youre Too Slow

New cross-country system to take heavily worn winter storm path

Meteorologists are closely monitoring yet another cross-country snowstorm on the way. Even though it will take a jog southward over the Rockies, the storm will then trek northward and aim at the Upper Midwest, just as many storms have done so far this winter.The weather pattern feels like the movie "Groundhog Day" as Mother Nature seems to be exercising from muscle memory, according to forecasters, and that will start, in this case, with the storm rolling into the Pacific Northwest coastline."Th...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, New York City, Alabama, Chicago, Canada, Atlantic, Maine, Iowa, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Michigan

California could go through all of February without a significant storm for the first time since 1864. A photo from space reveals why.

A NOAA satellite image shows a high-pressure ridge blocking rain from reaching the California coast. Much of the state already has drought conditions.
Tags: Science, California, Noaa

You'll Never Guess Who Has One of the Top Bids on That Rare Nintendo Playstation

An incredibly rare piece of gaming history is up for auction right now and guess who is trying to buy it for their ridiculous-sounding attempt at game conservation? Oculus founder Palmer Luckey tweeted last night that he was the top bidder for an incredibly rare Nintendo Playstation that is currently being auctioned…Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Palmer Luckey, Video Game History, Nintendo Playstation

Cinematic Batman Lips, Ranked

Last night, we got our very at Robert Pattinson suited up as the latest live-action incarnation of Batman. Glimpse is a diplomatic word for it, frankly—softly shot, lit in red, and barely lit at that, we did not get to see much of this new Batman. Not even a full cowl! But we saw enough to rank…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Batman, Lips, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Adam West, The Batman, Ranker, Robert Lowery, Batman Glimpse

Mold Linked to a Seventh Death at Seattle’s Children Hospital

Mold infestations at a Washington state hospital have claimed yet another life, according to the deceased’s family. On Wednesday, 5-month-old Elizabeth Hutt died, following months of complications from a mold infection her family says she contracted at Seattle’s Children Hospital. If accurate, it would be the seventh…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Mold, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, Seattle, Children Hospital, Elizabeth Hutt, Seattle 's Children Hospital

Repeating weather pattern to breed more snow across Great Lakes, New England early this week

Just as many storms have done this winter, a new system will track from the Plains into the Great Lakes and northern New England early this week and produce another swath of snow.The storm will first take aim at the Rockies, whitening the ground in Denver on Monday night and producing upwards of a foot of snow in the highest elevations of central Colorado.The weather pattern feels like the movie "Groundhog Day" as Mother Nature seems to be exercising from muscle memory, according to forecasters....
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, New York City, Alabama, Chicago, Canada, Atlantic, Maine, Iowa, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Greenland

Delta hopes to be the first carbon neutral airline

BP isn't the only company hoping to go carbon neutral despite its dependence on fossil fuels. Delta has unveiled a goal to become the first carbon neutral airline in the world, with the company promising $1 billion over 10 years to help "mitigate" all its CO2 emissions. This will include more efficient aircraft (including sustainable fuel) and less overall jet fuel use. It'll also involve carbon removal efforts, such as forest and wetland development, nature conservation and carbon c...
Tags: Science, Delta, Bp

Only a handful of children have been diagnosed with the coronavirus — and experts have a few guesses as to why

More than 64,000 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. But only a handful are children.
Tags: Science

How to Do a Watergate Without Going to Prison

Operatives from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) spied on their Democratic counterparts as they conducted a strategy session on upcoming congressional races, according to a report in Politico’s Playbook newsletter detailing one of the dumber episodes of intrigue in our already asinine political…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Republicans, Politico, Democrats, Espionage, Opsec, National Republican Congressional Committee NRCC, Stupid Watergate

Valentine's Day on the coronavirus-struck Diamond Princess cruise ship involved gifts of iPhones, chocolate, and roses — with masked dancing below deck

People aboard the ship were fed dark chocolate and given roses, but they've also been told to do their own laundry and clean their own toilets.
Tags: Science

Oracle Employees Demand Larry Ellison Cancel Pro-Trump Fundraiser

News that billionaire and Oracle co-founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison plans to hold “Golf Outing and Reception” fundraiser at his home in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign roiled employees of the tech giant. Though it has well earned a reputation as among the least outspoken tech giants,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump 2020, Oracle Employees For Ethics

ICYMI: Blizzard, cold and flooding rains roil parts of U.S., and heavy rains nearly ends Australia's bushfire catastrophe

It was a frigid week for several spots across the United States as blizzards hindered travel on slick and slushy roadways for many drivers. Meanwhile, the flooding in the Deep South led to a rather unfortunate side effect in Alabama, and some much-needed good news has risen from the ashes of the devastating Australia bushfires. Here's a look back at the week in weather.Brutal blizzard, frigid cold blasts through northern US A truck drove off the side of the road in limited visibility Wedn...
Tags: Europe, National Weather Service, England, Science, Minnesota, Mississippi, Wales, Colorado, Australia, Washington Post, France, Germany, Iraq, Russia, US, Alabama

NASA Scientists Have Found Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots

Scientists are taking to the skies to study methane emissions in the Arctic. In a series of more than 400 airplane rides in 2017, researchers with NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment discovered 2 million methane hotspots.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Arctic, Methane, Ice Ice Maybe, Arctic Methane Hotspots

Twitter Ran Ads for Human Organs Because Money Is Money

Aside from pockets of overt racism, one of the more weirdly unpleasant corners of Twitter comes from its “promoted” content. What ostensibly started as a tool for big-name brands to drive the of whatever message they might be promoting, it’s since devolved into another kind of marketing tool…
Tags: Twitter, Science, Scams, Organs

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