DJI Claims the Mavic Air 2 Is Its Smartest Drone Yet, But It's Definitely Not Its Lightest

Two years after the Mavic Air wowed us with a drone so small it could be shoved in a (very large) pocket DJI is back with the Mavic Air 2, and this time the size is similar, the weight is heavier, but the drone sounds a whole lot smarter.Read more...
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That Incredible Clone Wars Fight Is Even Better When It's Synced Up With Revenge of the Sith

Clone Wars’ endgame has inextricably entangled itself in the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy’s own endgame in a way that makes for some truly incredible drama (and lightsaber fights; it’s Star Wars, after all). So it does stand to reason that weaving them side-by-side makes everything that much more exciting.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Lightsabers, Darth Maul, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus, Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith

Diamond and Silk Axed From Fox News' Streaming Service for Asinine Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Fox News has cut ties with pro-Donald Trump media personalities Diamond & Silk—who have repeatedly appeared with the president at rallies and White House—after they pushed headache-inducing conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic, the Daily Beast reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, White House, Fox News, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Diamond And Silk, Fox News Streaming Service, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Bondi beach and Bronte welcome back swimmers as coronavirus lockdown relaxed – in pictures

Waverley council in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has reopened Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama beaches to swimmers and surfers between 7am and 5pm on weekdays. The beaches were closed as Australia’s coronavirus restrictions came into force. They are to remain closed on weekends, and only the water is ‘open’, with sunbathing, walking and jogging on the beach not allowedFollow the latest Australia coronavirus live newsDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications Continue readi...
Tags: Photography, Science, Australia, Environment, World news, Australia news, Oceans, New South Wales, Sydney, Surfing, Swimming, Bondi Beach, Bondi, Waverley, Bronte, Coronavirus outbreak

How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan’s animal market?

It’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then spread to pangolins and humans?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China’s Hubei province to...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Animals, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak

Pass the Time and Soothe Your Mind With Google's Legacy Doodle Games

Many of us are spending considerably more time at home than we were just a few months ago, and that means looking for ways to pass the endless time we suddenly all have on our hands. If you’ve got a soft spot for puzzles and low-level gaming, Google’s coming through with a handful of legacy Google Doodle games to help…Read more...
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Confirmed cases of Covid-19 pass 3m worldwide – as it happened

Iran reports 96 more deaths; Spain’s death toll shows slight rise; Germany calls for ‘very careful’ easing of lockdown; New Zealand says ‘worst is over’. This blog has closed – follow our new blog belowCoronavirus - live coverage 12.20am BST We are closing this live blog now, but you can stay up to date with all of our coverage on our new live blog here. Related: Coronavirus live news: Trump says China could have stopped virus as global cases pass 3 million 12.05am BST New Zealand ha...
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148 Crew Members Test Positive for Coronavirus on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan

One hundred forty-eight crew members—out of 632 total—on board the Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, USA Today reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, Ships, Usa Today, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Stay Away From Cruise Ships

Corporations Are Hoping Computer Vision Cams Will Limit Their Coronavirus Liability

Aside from figuring out when to end their shutdowns as quickly as possible, one of the main concerns on the minds of large and small businesses is how they can avoid litigation once they do reopen. And it turns out that these business’s mission to avoid getting the pants sued off of them might inadvertently end up…Read more...
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Scientists think we’ll finally solve nuclear fusion thanks to cutting-edge AI

Scientists believe the world will see it’s first working thermonuclear fusion reactor by the year 2025. That’s a tall order in short form, especially when you consider that fusion has been “almost here” for nearly a century. Fusion reactors – not to be confused with common fission reactors – are the holiest of Grails when it comes to physics achievements. According to most experts, a successful fusion reactor would function as a near-unlimited source of energy. In other words, if there’s a worki...
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Coronavirus live news: Trump says China could have stopped virus as global cases pass 3 million

President says US is doing serious investigation into Beijing’s actions; New Zealand eases restrictions; pressure grows to ease lockdowns in Europe. Follow the latest updatesEuropean leaders face pressure to move faster on easing lockdownsTraffic data that shows the road into - and out of - Covid-19US – coronavirus updates liveAustralia – coronavirus updates liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.07am BST Hello and welcome to today’s rolling global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s...
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Organize Your Cords You Godless Monsters

Few things make the eyes bleed more than a messy nest of errant cords. They just sit there, a trap for pet hair and dust bunnies, an ugly eyesore in the middle of your room just begging to be tripped over. You’d assume a blog full of tech nerds would be in agreement that messy cords are a cardinal sin. But alas,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Cable Management, Cords, Spring cleaning

The U. S. Space Force Gets Its First Offensive Weapon Which Has Been In Use Since 2004

Last month, the new U.S. Space Force, which has been forcing space for many years before it was called “Space Force,” received their first official offensive weapon, a satellite jammer known as the Counter Communications System Block 10.2. It’s basically a ground-based satellite communications jammer that will prevent…Read more...
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Researchers in Oregon Are Starting Door-to-Door Coronavirus Testing

Medical workers and researchers in states across the U.S. are now gathering the crucial data needed to understand the new coronavirus and its spread. They’re testing large groups of people for the virus, regardless of whether the person feels sick or has reason to believe they’ve been exposed. Read more...
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Enormous Ice Avalanches on Mars May Have Rushed Down Craters at 260 Feet Per Second

Enigmatic features tucked inside two Martian impact craters could be the remnants of colossal ice avalanches, the largest of which traveled over 9 miles.Read more...
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That Hellraiser Series Is Finally Being Unlocked, Thanks to HBO and Halloween's David Gordon Green

“We have such sights to show you,” television producers promised us last year with news that the Hellraiser franchise (10 films so far, including the 1987 original, plus there’s a reboot on the way) might be coming to the small screen. Now, there’s been some major progress on the horror TV series.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Horror, Hell, Clive Barker, Hellraiser, David Gordon Green, Michael Dougherty, Mark Verheiden

Verizon Will Give You a Bit More Time to Come Up With the Cash

Verizon won’t make you pay late fees—or cut off yourself altogether—if you can’t pay due to coronavirus-induced financial hardship. The carrier announced today that it will extend its new non-payment and late fee policy through the end of June for individuals and small businesses.Read more...
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The Cast of The Goonies Reunites for a Goofy Video and a Good Cause

The current state of the world means that everyone—you, me, famous actors, even more famous directors—is pretty much stuck inside all day. One group of recognizable folks turned that situation into a fundraising cause, with a fun video that fans of The Goonies won’t want to miss.Read more...
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In a Flood of New Demand, Shipt Is Letting Gig Workers Drown

The coronavirus pandemic has put many low-wage workers at increased risk, gig workers especially. For Shipt customers, it no doubt came as a relief that the Target-owned platform had “secured protective equipment for all Shipt Shoppers” and was “showing [its] appreciation with increased pay (30% on average),”…Read more...
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The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in May

It’s the 457th day of April and we’re still stuck indoors! Good thing the big streaming services are still dishing out hot and fresh (and hot and classic) content to feed our hungry eyeballs. I’m filling in for Germain this month on Nerd’s Watch, but will try not to let things get too weird around here.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Horror, Fantasy, Netflix, Streaming, Sci Fi, Hulu, Amazon Studios, Germain, The Nerds Watch, Disney Plus, Watch It Nerds

Coronavirus live news: confirmed cases of Covid-19 pass 3m worldwide

Iran reports 96 more deaths; Spain’s death toll shows slight rise; Germany calls for ‘very careful’ easing of lockdown; New Zealand says ‘worst is over’UK said to be studying Czech exit plan as shops reopenSweden: don’t judge our light touch yet, says minister UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.16pm BST The US House of Representatives foreign affairs committee has launched an investigation into Donald Trump’s decision to block World H...
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CVS and UPS Now Delivering Prescription Drugs Via Drone in Florida

Something as simple as going to the grocery store or picking up prescription medication has become a more serious activity for persons who are at a higher risk of contracting covid-19. But grocery deliveries and special shopping hours are sometimes easier to come by than getting prescriptions delivered to your front…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, UPS, Drones, Cvs, Drone Delivery

Trump Proposes Mining for Uranium Near the Grand Canyon

The Trump administration released a long-awaited plan to “revive and strengthen the uranium mining industry” to boost nuclear power. If enacted, the proposal would wreak ecological havoc on U.S. public lands, including the Grand Canyon.Read more...
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New Zealand Says It Has Successfully Managed to Stop Covid-19 Community Spread

Several weeks after New Zealand instituted a strict covid-19 lockdown, the country’s prime minister says that its strict lockdown measures helped curb untraceable community spread but stressed that the country must continue adhering to a new standard of social distancing in order to keep the disease contained.Read more...
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In Search of Tomorrow's Director Dishes on What Will Be the Ultimate Documentary for 1980s Sci-Fi Fans

Last year, director David Weiner made a documentary called In Search of Darkness, an epic celebration of 1980s horror films. His new project, In Search of Tomorrow, will do the same for 1980s sci-fi, compiling tons of interviews with the people who made these now-classic films. We’ve got a sneak peek!Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Interview, Documentary, Kickstarter, Sci Fi, Predator, Exclusive, Nostalgia, 1980s, Shane Black, David Weiner, In Search Of Tomorrow

The Official White House Flickr Page is Like a Trump Presidency From an Alternate Universe

The official White House Flickr page publishes new photos of President Donald Trump and his devious band of halfwits almost every day. And if you scroll through the photos, all taken by the official White House photographer, it starts to feel like an alternate universe. Why? When you strip away the context of what’s…Read more...
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Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began

Global lockdowns have lowered emissions but longer-term changes needed, say scientistsThis year is on course to be the world’s hottest since measurements began, according to meteorologists, who estimate there is a 50% to 75% chance that 2020 will break the record set four years ago.Although the coronavirus lockdown has temporarily cleared the skies, it has done nothing to cool the climate, which needs deeper, longer-term measures, the scientists say. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Meteorology

Gloriously colorful new geologic map of the moon

These images are from the new Unified Geologic Map of the Moon, the most detailed lunar map ever created. Just released by the U.S. Geological Survey, it melds data from last century's Apollo mission era with fresh information captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s SELENE lunar orbiter. From Science News: Each splash of color identifies a discrete rock or sediment formation, including craters, basins and ancient lava fields. For...
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When Your Freedom Depends On an App

On the day Layla got out of prison and back to her home in Georgia, she was told she would need to purchase a smartphone—not an insignificant task for someone who’d just completed a sentence, but Layla was lucky to have a friend who could buy one for her. She says she was at home in bed a few days later when the app…Read more...
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Lizards develop new chemical language to attract mates in predator-free environments

Scientists discovered that lizards developed novel chemical communication signals when relocated to tiny island groups with no predators.Male lizards began to rapidly produce a new chemical love elixir, not unlike cologne, to call on potential mates. With new technology we're increasingly able to detect and identify the chemicals that make up much of the language of non-human nature. Most of our understanding of animal communication has come through observations of auditory and visual symbol...
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