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AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria

The use of AI to discover medicine appears to be paying off. MIT scientists have revealed that their AI discovered an antibiotic compound, halicin (named after 2001's HAL 9000), that can not only kill many forms of resistant bacteria but do so in a novel way. Where many antibiotics are slight spins on existing medicine, halicin wipes out bacteria by wrecking their ability to maintain the electrochemical gradient necessary to produce energy-storing molecules. That's difficult for bacteria...
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Google’s Message to Huawei Device Users: Do Not Use the Side Door to Install Google Apps

Google wants to clear things up for Huawei device users: Google’s apps and services cannot be preloaded on new Huawei devices and are not available due to U.S. government restrictions. If users try to download Google apps and services through a side door, or essentially download them from somewhere other than the Play…Read more...
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Monstrous building next to highway in NJ is first of its kind in North America

Under the artificial sun, the snow never melts away in a climate-controlled winter wonderland. The wind never blows, keeping away any concerns of biting winds at Big SNOW American Dream, North America's first indoor ski park.The park opened in East Rutherford, New Jersey, during December, and holds inside its walls 4 acres of skiable area with a 160-foot vertical drop. The graduated degree of pitch on the slopes ranges from 3% to 26% at its steepest point.For comparison, one of the smallest ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, West, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Lincoln, North America, Accuweather, New England, South, Reynolds, EAST RUTHERFORD, East Rutherford New Jersey, South Berwick Maine, Hugh Reynolds


Intrepid Fans Found A Set of Hidden Trailers for Westworld Season 3

Remember Incite, Inc.? The undoubtedly evil corporation, likely featuring in Westworld’s third season and that sponsored a real panel and got a real website a few months back? Turns out, that website was good for something after all!Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Westworld, Aaron Paul, Incite, Incite Inc


Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash previously violated weather-related FAA rules

Ara Zobayan, the pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a California hillside, killing retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, himself, and seven others, was disciplined for violating weather-related flight rules in 2015, according to records from the Federal Aviation Administration obtained by the Los Angeles Times. FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, firefighters work the scene of a helicopter crash where former NBA star Kobe Bryant died, in Calabasas, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,File) ...
Tags: Science, California, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Faa, Accuweather, Los Angeles Times, Federal Aviation Administration, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, Kobe, Gianna, Irvine Calif, Mark J Terrill, Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, Chris Carlson


Facebook Quietly Cuts Off Sensitive Ad Data Before It Can Get Cambridge Analytica'd Again

A good rule of thumb is to be skeptical of the privacy-forward changes Facebook touts to the public, and to deeply interrogate any of the quieter changes it rolls out behind the scenes since those—surprisingly—often mark the real efforts that the company’s taking to be a little bit less of an invasive shitshow. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Advertising, Oopsie, Cambridge Analytica


Still Waiting On Your Winnings From HQ Trivia? Apparently, You're Not Alone

When HQ Trivia abruptly announced it was penniless and shuttering last week, players of the once-viral live game show app wondered what the news meant for any winnings they’d yet to cash in. For many, that question continues to remain unanswered, according to a recent Digital Trends report.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, App Store, Trivia, Digital Trends, HQ Trivia


These Are Some of the Best-Looking Ghostbusters Toys Ever

Let’s say you’re a toy collector who loves a certain 1980s paranormal comedy, and you want to add some super-articulated figures that are relatively inexpensive to your display. Who ya gonna call?Read more...
Tags: Science, Bill Murray, Hasbro, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Exclusive, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Toy Fair, Ernie Hudson


Snow levels to drop as storm pummels Northwest this weekend

Following a drier stretch in the Northwest, another storm is poised to bring rain and snow to the region before the end of the month.After spotty wet weather started off the weekend, a more potent storm tracked into the region Saturday night.After midnight, the storm spread wet weather into the western parts of Washington, before expanding south and east through Sunday morning.Areas west of the Cascades in both Washington and Oregon will remain mostly rain, including cities such as Portland, Ore...
Tags: Science, Montana, Washington, Oregon, US, Idaho, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Accuweather, Cascades, Northwest, Rockies, Pendleton, Spokane, Santiam Pass, Omak


Twitter Suspends Dozens of Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for “Platform Manipulation and Spam”

Twitter began suspending 70 accounts supporting Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday, claiming that the accounts violated its rules against “platform manipulation and spam.” The social media company stated that some suspensions would be permanent. In other cases, Twitter will ask account…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Michael Bloomberg, 2020 Presidential Election, Pro Bloomberg


Stock Your Pantry with 300 Biscoffs for $26 Before United Airlines Takes Them Away

Lotus Biscoff - 300 Count | $27 | AmazonRead more...
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Report: Priah Ferguson Is Getting Bumped Up to Series Regular for Stranger Things Season 4

Priah Ferguson, the actress who plays Erica Sinclair, may have a larger role than ever in the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Stranger Things, Duffer Brothers, Priah Ferguson, Erica Sinclair


We Need To Change Every Part of Our Food System to Fight the Climate Crisis

If the world’s population grows to 10 billion by 2050 as projected, the world will need to produce 70 percent more food. Without major changes to the food system, that would result in a catastrophic increase in greenhouse gas pollution due to increases in agriculture and deforestation. New research shows that there’s…Read more...
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Why the lights are going out for fireflies

Fireflies face a dim future because of habitat loss and light pollution. How can conservationists help?At dusk, graduate student Sara Lewis was sitting on her back porch in North Carolina with her dog. “We were supposed to be mowing our grass, but we never did, so we had long grass in our yard,” she recalls. “Suddenly this cloud of sparks rose up out of the grass and started flying around me.”Each spark was a firefly: a beetle that glows in the dark. Hundreds of fireflies had gathered in Lewis’s...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Biodiversity, North Carolina, Insects, Lewis, Sara Lewis


Trump was reportedly 'furious' after officials flew Americans with the coronavirus back to the US from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan without telling him

The US flew back 14 patients from the Diamond Princess in Japan, keeping them isolated from uninfected passengers. Trump reportedly wasn't told.
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Pluto was discovered 90 years ago this week. Controversy about its identity rages on.

This week marked the 90th anniversary of Pluto's discovery. "In my view, Pluto is a planet," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has said.
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At Last, the Holy Grail: Pockets That Can Fit a Phone

A recurring question I’ve heard from coworkers, seen on Twitter, and been asked in the comments here at Gizmodo is: Who on earth wants a flip phone like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Motorola Razr?Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Gizmodo, Consumer Tech, Carhartt, Pockets, Folding Phone, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by 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. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Lazy Weekend? Ask Google to Find Your Keys for You With These Tile + Nest Mini Bundle Deals

Tile Essentials 4 Pack + Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen | $75 | TileTile Combo 4 Pack + Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen | $75 | TileTile Pro 4 Pack + Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen | $100 | TileRead more...
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Coronavirus: South Korea cluster drives huge rise in cases

Patients and staff at a hospital near Daegu account for bulk of 229 new cases as links to controversial ‘sect’ are investigatedSouth Korea has reported another huge jump in cases of coronavirus as the country fights to contain the spread of the deadly disease.The number of infections has increased by 229 to 433, officials said on Saturday, with most of the cases linked to the city of Daegu and surrounding region two hours south of Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Daegu, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: South Korea clusters drives huge jump in cases

Patients and staff at a hospital near Daegu account for bulk of 142 new cases as links to controversial ‘sect’ are investigatedSouth Korea has reported another huge jump in cases of coronavirus as the country fights to contain the spread of the deadly disease.The number of infections has increased by 142 to 346, officials said on Saturday, with most of the cases linked to the city of Daegu and surrounding region two hours south of Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Daegu, Coronavirus outbreak


The US has confirmed 53 coronavirus cases. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The US has confirmed 14 local cases, as well as 36 patients from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan and three Americans in Wuhan.
Tags: Japan, Science, US


The US has confirmed 35 coronavirus cases across 8 states. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The US has 35 cases: 15 in California, 11 in Nebraska, two in Illinois and Texas, and one in Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Tags: Texas, Science, California, US, Nebraska, Illinois, Arizona Massachusetts Washington


Coronavirus: asymptomatic Wuhan woman shows why outbreak 'will be hard to stop'

Case study of 20-year-old who infected relatives despite not showing signs of illness – and testing negative – stokes global pandemic fearsA 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan travelled hundreds of miles to another city where she infected five relatives without showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists have said, offering new evidence that the new coronavirus can be spread asymptomatically.The case study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, offered clues about ho...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, American Medical Association, Coronavirus outbreak



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