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Grim Reaper Educates Florida Beachgoers On the Benefits of Social Distancing

A few Florida beaches reopened this week despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, prompting one Florida lawyer, scythe in hand, to help beachgoers gain a better understanding of why that’s such a dumb idea.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Beach, Beaches, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Covid 19 Reopening, Please Fear The Reaper


TikTok Is Full of Guns

TikTok’s community guidelines would appear to be pretty clear on the subject of guns. The house rules state that users may not post content that “displays firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition, or explosive weapons,” with exceptions for cops, educational and fictional settings, military parades, and “safe and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, Tiktok, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: Kim Jong-un reportedly appears in public - as it happened

North Korean leader had not been seen for three weeks; Ireland and India both extend lockdowns, while global markets fall due to threat of US-China trade warExclusive: US germ warfare lab creates test for pre-infectious Covid-19Where did Covid-19 come from? What we know about its originsLingering and painful: the long road to coronavirus recovery US coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.52am BST We are closing the blog now but coverage will continue over here. 12.29a...
Tags: Science, China, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Santiago, Reuters, Kim Jong, US China


Google's Fighting a Losing Battle Against Coronavirus Scammers

Among all of the other ills currently dumped on us by the current pandemic, swindlers and scam artists have come out in full force. And while we can’t speak to how many hucksters are out there trying to profiteer off the pandemic, now we have something of an idea.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Coronavirus, Pandemic Profiteering


Coronavirus live news: Kim Jong-un reportedly appears in public

North Korean leader had not been seen for three weeks; Ireland and India both extend lockdowns, while global markets fall due to threat of US-China trade warExclusive: US germ warfare lab creates test for pre-infectious Covid-19Where did Covid-19 come from? What we know about its originsLingering and painful: the long road to coronavirus recovery US coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.03pm BST The US president Donald Trump has offered an increasingly bleak picture f...
Tags: South Korea, Science, White House, China, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Donald Trump, Seoul


You Should Probably Skip Buying a New Xbox or PlayStation This Year

Now that both Sony and Microsoft have released the official specs of their upcoming consoles, there’s plenty to get excited about this coming holiday season—maybe. In a recent interview with CNBC, Microsoft Xbox chief Phil Spencer said that, while he expects Xbox Series X production to remain on schedule, the covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Sony, Phil Spencer, Console Wars, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, CNBC Microsoft Xbox


Elon Musk Is Wrong About Claimed 400-Mile Tesla Model S Test: EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has refuted claims made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that a recent test should have resulted in a 400-mile range result for the Tesla Model S, but was limited by a user error on the part of the Agency. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Tesla Model S, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Range, Tesla Model S Long Range


The Leeroy Jenkins of Tech Sends Tweet, Wipes $14 Billion Off Tesla's Market Value

Tesla stocks are too damn high, or something like that. At least that’s what Elon Musk said on Twitter earlier today, “Tesla stock price is too high imo.” It appears that, once again, the stock market was listening.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Leeroy Jenkins, Wtfriday


$1.1 Billion Sale of .Org Registry to Private Equity Leeches Voted Down by ICANN

Something good has happened for once: The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers voted to block its partner organization, the Internet Society, from selling off control over the .org domain registry to private equity goons in a deal opposed by virtually everyone who wouldn’t have an opportunity to cash in.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, Icann, Eff, Private Equity, Nonprofits, ISOC, Internet Society, Ethos, Internet Corp, Fight for the Future, Late Capitalism, Victories


Is AI already conscious?

The ultimate goal of most high-level AI research is the development of a general artificial intelligence (GAI). In essence, what we want is a synthetic mind that could function the same as a human were it placed into a physical vessel of similar capability. Most experts – not all – believe we’re decades away from anything of the sort. Unlike other incredibly complex problems such as nuclear fusion or readjusting the Hubble Constant, nobody really understands yet what GAI actually looks like. Som...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Neural


Latest Coronavirus Science: Pinning Down the True Fatality Rate

Every day brings new scientific insights into covid-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. Here are some of the latest studies and developments, including research into the virus’s fatality rate and impacts on children.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Research Casts Doubt on Elliptical Galaxies Being Cradles of Intelligent Life

We live inside a spiral galaxy, but one school of thought suggests oval-shaped elliptical galaxies are most likely to host intelligent civilizations. A new paper tries to overturn this assumption by applying a classic philosophical technique used by scientists for centuries. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Aliens, Galaxies, Seti, Astrobiology, Life On Other Planets, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Elliptical Galaxies, Research Casts Doubt


India's Mandated Contact Tracing App Is An Invasive, Insecure Mess

No matter how you feel about contact tracing, it’s been openly embraced by federal authorities around the world, from the UK, to Germany, to, well, you name it, as a way to curb the spread of the current pandemic. And while every country grapples with the long-term privacy implications of downloading this sort of…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Germany, India, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing


We Should Bail Out Fossil Fuel Workers, Not the Industry

This May Day, workers in pretty much every sector are struggling. In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. is almost surely facing Depression-era levels of unemployment. Fossil fuel workers are no exception.Read more...
Tags: Science, Workers, Fossil Fuels, May Day, Just Transition, Coronavirus


SPUMC?

Thwip? No. SPUMC.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Sony, Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios, Spider Man, Spumc, Sony Pictures Universe Of Marvel Characters


SpaceX and NASA break down what their historic first astronaut mission will look like

NASA and SpaceX’s most defining moment of our current space era is coming up at the end of this month, with its Demo-2 mission on May 27. The mission will be the first ever launch for SpaceX with humans on board, and for NASA, it’ll mark the first return to U.S.-based astronaut launches since the Shuttle program flew its last flight in 2011. On Friday, representatives from both SpaceX and NASA briefed the media on the mission and the specifics of what it will involve when astronauts Bob...
Tags: TC, Space, Japan, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Iss, Demo


Coronavirus live news: WHO asserts virus 'is natural in origin'

Ireland and India both extend lockdowns, while global markets fall due to threat of US-China trade warExclusive: US germ warfare lab creates test for pre-infectious Covid-19Where did Covid-19 come from? What we know about its originsLingering and painful: the long road to coronavirus recovery US coronavirus updates - liveUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.13pm BST Hundreds of people have gathered in a Berlin square to mark May Day in defiance of the ban on public...
Tags: Science, China, Berlin, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Reuters, Afp


Telescopes Around the World Pick Up Mysterious Radio Burst Coming From Our Own Galaxy

Astronomers just spotted an extremely bright burst of radio waves emanating from within our own galaxy. The surprising observation could help us understand the mystery behind these enigmatic emissions, known as fast radio bursts.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Astrophysics, Chime, Fast Radio Bursts, Frbs, Gamma Ray Burst


Walmart Is Betting You'll Ditch Amazon Prime for Its Expensive 2-Hour Delivery

In its latest attempt to keep up with Amazon’s indomitable hold on the e-commerce space, Walmart has announced it’s introducing two-hour delivery for nearly 2,000 stores in the coming weeks.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Walmart, Delivery, Grocery Delivery, Coronavirus


Judge Orders FCC to Hand Over IP Addresses Linked to Fake Net Neutrality Comments

A Manhattan federal judge has ruled the Federal Communications Commission must provide two reporters access to server logs that may provide new insight into the allegations of fraud stemming from agency’s 2017 net neutrality rollback. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Manhattan, The New York Times, Freedom Of Information, Ajit Pai


The best graphic novels for young scientists and thinkers

In addition to being fun, studies have shown that the visual language of graphic novels stimulates the brain in ways that complex text can.For some readers, information is easier to process through images than it is through text alone.These graphic novels are great for getting young readers into philosophy, technology, and other scientific narratives. If you're not on the graphic novel train by now, you're missing out. In addition to being a pathway to reading for those who see big groups of ...
Tags: Books, Comics, Hollywood, Science, Hedy Lamarr, History, Earth, Reading, Graphic Novels, Brain, Innovation, Stephen Hawking, Mind, Bob, Marie Curie, Newton


Elon Musk Tries to Stop Reporter's Covid-19 Question During NASA Call, Saying 'Move On'

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk attempted to deflect a reporter’s question during a NASA press conference yesterday, saying “move on.”Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Covid 19, Elon Musk Tries


In Lovecraft Country's First Trailer, American Racism Is the Ultimate Eldritch Abomination

Oftentimes when we dive into horrific stories full of otherworldly monsters, we do so in order to escape the all-too-real demons that haunt us here in the real world. But in the first trailer for HBO’s new adaptation of Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country, the racist evils that shaped American culture are realized as quite…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Horror, America, Jj Abrams, Racism, Kkk, Michael K Williams, Jordan Peele, Courtney B Vance, Matt Ruff, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Lovecraft Country, HP Lovecraft, Misha Green


Reddit Furiously Backpedals on Chat Feature After Fierce Backlash

Earlier this week, Reddit announced it was introducing chat rooms to some of its subreddit communities. Then roughly a day later, that new feature was rolled back due to “several errors” and pissed off moderators.Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Chat, Schadenfreude, Reddit Drama


European schools get ready to reopen despite concern about pupils spreading Covid-19

Germany’s top coronavirus expert says children play as big a role as adults in spreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore countries across Europe are preparing to reopen schools in the coming weeks despite conflicting advice from scientifist, some of whom caution against underestimating children’s potential to spread the coronavirus.Some schools and nurseries in Denmark and Norway have already reopened, and grandparents in Switzerland are allowed to hug grandchildren ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Education, Children, France, Germany, World news, Teaching, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Schools, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: India extends lockdown; US-China Covid-19 trade war threat spooks markets

South Africa begins to ease lockdown; Japan extends state of emergency; Donald Trump contradicts intelligence on virus originExclusive: US germ warfare lab creates test for pre-infectious Covid-19Where did Covid-19 come from? What we know about its originsLingering and painful: the long road to coronavirus recovery US coronavirus updates - liveUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.32pm BST Donald Trump threatening to reignite the US-China trade war in reaction to co...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Science, London, China, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Guardian


NASA Will Pick One of These Three Astronaut Lander Concepts for 2024 Moon Mission

As NASA prepares to return humans to the Moon in 2024, the space agency has decided to take the private route, selecting three U.S. companies to develop an astronaut landing system.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Jeff Bezos, Artemis, Blue Origin, Moon Landing, Dynetics, Lunar Landers


New Leaks Give an Almost Complete Picture of Dell’s Upcoming XPS 15 and 17

Earlier this year, Dell refreshed its excellent 13-inch ultra portable laptop, the XPS 13, with faster components and an updated design. Now, thanks to leaks spotted on Dell’s French website, it appears the XPS 13's larger siblings, the XPS 15 and XPS 17, are due for updates soon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Leaks, Rumors, Windows 10, Dell, Laptops, XPS 15, Consumer Tech, XPS 17, Dell Xps 15 And 17 Leak


Rons Perlman, Ranked

Like many character actors, Ron Perlman (who marked his 70th birthday in April!) has a lengthy resumé filled with roles that span a huge range—he’s done comedies, crime dramas, comic book movies, many TV shows, and many more animated voices. For the purposes of this list, we’ve narrowed it to our 14 favorite…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pacific Rim, Beauty and the Beast, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Cronos, Ron Perlman, Ranker, Season of the Witch, Alien Resurrection, The Last Winter, The Island Of Dr Moreau, Blade Ii, Star Trek Nemesis, Watch It Nerds


This 1959 Film About the Bed of the Future Tried So Hard to Be Secretly Horny

What was the bed of the future supposed to look like? If you went to a British movie theater in 1959, you may have seen this high-tech bed of tomorrow displayed in a short film. before the main feature. But this bed wasn’t just about getting a good night’s sleep. There were also some suggestive nods to other things…Read more...
Tags: Science, 1950s, Gay History, Bedrooms, Gender Roles, Bedroom Of The Future



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