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After Screaming About Discrimination, Ex-Google Engineer James Damore Silently Asks Court to Dismiss Lawsuit

More than two years later, the battle between ex-Google engineer James Damore and the company is over, although we won’t know much about how it ended. Earlier this week, Damore and three other men  to dismiss the lawsuit, which claimed that the company discriminated against conservative white…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Discrimination, Sundar Pichai, Damore, James Damore, Google Engineer James Damore Silently Asks Court


Here's a First Look at the Tech Behind Sony's Finger-Tracking VR Controllers

Thanks to a few patent filings that have surfaced over the last two years, we’ve had an idea that Sony’s been tinkering with finger-tracking technology for a line of new VR motion controllers. It’s still unclear whether these controllers are intended to be a successor to PlayStation Move or part of the kit for the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Vr, Virtual Reality, Controllers, PSVR, PlayStation 5


Tesla Sues California Health Officials After Elon Musk Threatens To Move Factory [UPDATED]

A mere five days after welcoming his son, little X Æ A-12, into the world, Elon Musk went on a tear on Twitter, angry that officials in the state of California won’t be signing off on getting Tesla factories up and running in the middle of a pandemic after all. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, California, Tesla, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Tesla Sues California Health


Michael Dougherty Made a Video Tribute to All of the Horror Movies Moments Guiding Him Through the Pandemic

One pretty common response to awful events in real life like the pandemic, and the illness causing it, covid-19, is to relate it to movies. For those of us who are more privileged, media is a key way we brush up with our biggest, most primal terrors. So when authentically scary things happen in reality, it feels,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Alien, Jaws, The Shining, Shaun of the Dead, Michael Dougherty, The Fly, Godzilla King Of The Monsters, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Coronavirus live news: entire Dynamo Dresden team quarantined, Russia infections near 200,000

Bundesliga suffers huge setback after footballers test positive; Belarus leader holds parade prompting safety concerns as other nations curb WW2 events; Russia records 10,000 new Covid-19 cases. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Trump says Covid-19 will ‘go away without vaccine’ Mike Pence press secretary tests positive to Covid-19Brazil’s Bolsonaro must ‘drastically change course’, says The LancetCoronavirus at a glanceAustralia – live news 10.11pm BST Germany’s plans to restart compe...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, Nigeria, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belarus, Donald Trump, Dresden, Hannover, Lagos, Trump, Mike Pence, Andy Brassell, Dynamo Dresden


Elon Musk Threatens To Move Factory, Sue California Health Officials On Twitter

A mere five days after welcoming his son, little X Æ A-12, into the world, Elon Musk went on a tear on Twitter, angry that officials in the state of California won’t be signing off on getting Tesla factories up and running in the middle of a pandemic after all. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, California, Tesla, Coronavirus, Covid 19




WHO Is Launching a Coronavirus Symptom Checker App for Countries That Do Not Have One: Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working on launching an app to help people living in countries with limited resources determine if they may have been infected with the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Who, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Amazon's Upload Is Getting Renewed For a Second Season

Patch notes incoming. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Prime, Upload, Robbie Amell, Greg Daniels, Allegra Edwards


Mike Flanagan Is Returning to the Stephen King Well With an Adaptation of Revival

Mike Flanagan is one of the most successful modern-day adapters of Stephen King, managing to turn Doctor Sleep, a pretty messy novel by any standard, into a fascinating and thoughtful consideration of The Shining and its legacy as a story and a film. So he’s doing the only natural thing and going back for more. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, Revival, Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep, The Haunting of Bly Manor


COVID-19 is preventing offline environmental activism — but it’s thriving online

The environmental movement’s past recently collided with its future. April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, a milestone for environmentalism. A few days later, a global school strike was organized by Fridays for Future, the international coalition of young people inspired by Greta Thunberg’s protests against climate change. But after months of careful planning, both occasions were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic – and went online instead. So when social distancing measures...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, World, Syndication, Greta Thunberg


Accepting Death Is Not an Option

The worst-case scenario with coronavirus is not mass death. It’s that people come to accept mass death—to accept that someone will die in the U.S. every 30 seconds as “just how it is.” Yet that is the proposition being thrust on us now.Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Release Trailer For Solar Opposites Is a Filthy Alien Take on Suburban Life

From Justin Roiland and somewhere far out of this solar system, Solar Opposites has arrived on this inhospitable mess called Earth. Fortunately, it brought a lot of its own mess with it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Animation, Aliens, Hulu, Justin Roiland, Solar Opposites


Coronavirus live news: thousands turn out for Belarus VE Day parade, as Russia infections near 200,000

Trump says Covid-19 will ‘go away without a vaccine’; global cases approach 4 million; Russia curbs WW2 events over virus. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Trump says Covid-19 will ‘go away without vaccine’ Mike Pence press secretary tests positive to Covid-19Brazil’s Bolsonaro must ‘drastically change course’, says The LancetCoronavirus at a glanceAustralia – live news 11.10am BST Indonesia has reported its biggest daily increase in coronavirus infections, with 533 new confirmed case...
Tags: Europe, Science, Indonesia, Russia, Spain, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belarus, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Grab the John Wick Trilogy on Amazon Video For Just $22

John Wick | $7 | Amazon VideoJohn Wick: Chapter 2 | $7 | Amazon VideoJohn Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum | $8 | Amazon VideoRead more...
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Anker Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds (Black) | $79 | Amazon | Use code AKSC3910Anker Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds (White) | $79 | Amazon | Use code AKSC3910Read more...
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How to take better naps, according to astronauts

Sleeping is one of the best things in life. For most people, it is a time for relaxation, forgetting about problems, and having nice (or crazy) dreams. After a well-deserved eight hours, you should feel ready to start a new day. Sleep is a very complex phenomenon, so much that you can get a PhD in it (believe me, I did). If you don’t sleep enough, it can can hurt your physical and mental health. Some of the consequences of not getting enough sleep are: Weight gain Loss of memory Loss of concentr...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Syndication


Coronavirus live news: IMF warns of further drop in global growth

Trump says Covid-19 will ‘go away without a vaccine’; global cases approach 4 million; Russia curbs WW2 events over virus. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Trump says Covid-19 will ‘go away without vaccine’ Mike Pence press secretary tests positive to Covid-19Brazil’s Bolsonaro must ‘drastically change course’, says The LancetCoronavirus at a glanceAustralia – live news 7.17am BST Here is the Guardian’s latest summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak: Re...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, World news, US news, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Associated Press, Parliament, Donald Trump, Sissi, Imf, Trump, Mike Pence, Abdel Fattah, Bolsonaro


A tale of two kinds of volcanoes

At an idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea, ocean covers up the site of a vast volcanic explosion from 3200 years ago. A few hundred kilometers north-west, three other islands still have their volcanic histories from a few million years ago mostly intact. No explosions there. So why the differences between the Santorini caldera and the Aegina, Methana and Poros lava domes? Researchers used volcanic "fingerprints' and plate tectonics research to find out why.
Tags: Science, Santorini, Mediterranean Sea, Poros, Aegina Methana


Why the 'uplift of the Tibetan plateau' is a myth

Spicer and colleagues combine stable isotope and fossil paleoaltimetry to chart the growth of Tibet, the Himalaya and the Hengduan mountains through time and show the plateau is young, less that 15 million years old, and evolved not just by the collision of India with Eurasia but through multiple earlier mountain-building events and the infilling of deep ancient lowlands hosting subtropical monsoon-adapted biotas. This contradicts the idea of an old 'high and dry' proto-plateau.
Tags: Science, Tibet, India, Himalaya, Eurasia, Spicer, Hengduan


Asgard archaea including the novel phylum Gerdarchaeota participate in organic matter degradation

Asgard is an archaeal superphylum that might hold the key to understand the origin of eukaryotes, but its diversity and ecological roles remain poorly understood. Through genome construction, Meng Li's group identified a new Asgard phylum-Gerdarchaeota. Additionally, transcriptomics showed that most of the identified Asgard archaea are capable of degrading organic matter in coastal sediments.
Tags: Science, Meng Li


Rich interface defects accelerate the electro-oxidation of 5-HMF

High concentration of interfacial sites with rich defects in a 3D hierarchical NiO-Co3O4 electrocatalyst for HMF electro-oxidation created abundant cation vacancies, modulated the electronic properties of Co and Ni atoms, and raised the oxidation states of Ni species. The catalysts showed a low onset potential of 1.28 V. Meanwhile, in-situ surface-selective vibrational spectroscopy of sum-frequency generation was performed to study the reaction pathway during the oxidation process on the electro...
Tags: Science, HMF



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