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Trump: Look Out World, America's Developing 'Super-Duper' Missiles

On Friday, President Donald Trump unveiled the official flag of the United States Space Force and, in his latest display of unparalleled oratorical excellence, touted a new “super duper missile” from the Department of Defense that’s sure to make the likes of China and Russia pee their pants.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Russia, America, Department Of Defense, Missiles, Donald Trump, Trump, Space Force, Donald Trump Space Force, United States Space Force, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Super Duper Missile


Coronavirus live news: US deaths headed for 100,000 by June, Brazil health minister resigns

Beijing pressures Europe to stop Taiwan joining WHO; record increase in daily Brazil cases; Covid-19 spreads in Yemen. Follow the latest updatesEurope could face deadly second wave of winter infectionsBrazil loses second health minister in less than a monthUS deaths projected to reach 100,000 by 1 June – CDCAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.17am BST Dogs are to be trained to try to sniff out the coronavirus before symptoms appear in humans, under trials la...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Taiwan, Medical Research, Beijing


UK researchers hope dogs can be trained to detect coronavirus

£500,000 government funding for project that ‘could revolutionise’ screeningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDogs are to be trained to try to sniff out the coronavirus before symptoms appear in humans, under trials launched with £500,000 of government funding.Dogs have already been successfully trained to detect the odour of certain cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease, and a new study will look at whether labradors and cocker spaniels can be trained to detect Covi...
Tags: UK, Science, Dogs, Animals, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Microbiology, Academic experts, Durham University, Coronavirus outbreak, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


U.S. Feud With China Brings Dramatic Expansion of Sanctions on Huawei

In yet another escalation of the ongoing U.S.-China feud over Chinese tech giant Huawei, Donald Trump’s administration took steps to greatly expand punitive trade sanctions against the company on Friday, Reuters reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Intelligence, Espionage, Donald Trump, Huawei, Reuters, Commerce Department, Trade War, US China Trade War, Huawei Donald Trump


Discord Becomes an Even Better Zoom Alternative For Gamers with the Addition of 1-Button Video Chat

Discord has already taken a few steps to help people stay connected during The Quarantine, but with its latest update, Discord may have just given gamers a true replacement for competing video chat apps like Zoom, Hangouts, and others. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Chat, Video Calls, Consumer Tech, Discord, Discord Adds Even Better Video Chat Support


Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record jump in cases as death toll rises by 824

Europe ‘could face deadly second wave of winter infections’; Spain hails large-scale antibody study; no Danish virus deaths for first time since MarchEurope could face deadly second wave of winter infectionsBrazil loses second health minister in less than a monthUS coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 11.22pm BST Brazil has confirmed 15,305 new cases; a record for a 24-hour period, as well as 824 related deaths, according to data from the country’s Health Ministry. Brazi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil


Fly Away, Ryan

Editing Ryan has been one of the best experiences in my career as an editor. They can write about physics like no one else and have helped me understand concepts I never thought I could get my mind around, from dark matter to quantum computers to weather (actually, I still don’t understand weather). Perhaps even more…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ryan, Birdmodo


Latest Coronavirus Science: The Link Between Pandemics and Psychosis

Here are some of the latest developments in covid-19 research, including whether people can develop immunity, the effects of covid-19 on the brain, and the potential for the pandemic to grow even larger than it has already.Read more...
Tags: Science, Psychosis, Mental Illness, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Look at These Cool Birds I've Seen

A few years ago, I stopped being afraid of birds and realized that, actually, I really liked them. It just clicked one day. It’s cool that there are so many that I can see relatively close to my house, they make for challenging photo subjects, and, in general, I love any subject that provides a large number of random…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Birds, Birdwatching, Birdmodo


Archaeologists Will Excavate a Viking Ship for the First Time in Over 100 Years

For the first time in a century, archaeologists will excavate a buried Viking ship. Located a less than 2 feet below the surface, the ship is being ravaged by fungus, forcing archaeologists to act quickly. Read more...
Tags: Science, Vikings, Excavations, Viking Ships, Viking Burials, Viking Mounds


Dead Drop: Keep the UFO News Cycle Coming

The internet is piecing together an alleged UFO crash landing in Brazil on Wednesday, with convincing evidence. Here’s a Reddit thread, a Twitter video at night, a Twitter video in the daytime, and even a close-up YouTube video of the suspected spacecraft on Earth—although, upon further soul-crushing inspection, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Casinos, Reddit, Brazil, Trump, Devo, UFOs


Tell Your ISP if You Need a Coronavirus Hardship Extension, or Your Service Could Be Suspended

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When the pandemic started wreaking havoc on the U.S. in March, several telecom companies were quick to respond to the FCC’s pledge to “Keep America Connected.” But that pledge seems to have come with a major caveat, as some customers are starting to find out:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Comcast, Att, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Atlantic Hurricane Season Is About to Start Two Weeks Early

The last thing anyone wants to deal with right now is severe weather, but here we are. The first tropical storm of the year is likely to form this weekend, two weeks ahead of Atlantic hurricane season’s official start date.Read more...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Hurricanes, Hurricane Season, Tropical Storms


9 Revolution Movies for When You Feel Like Burning It All Down

There are times when everything sucks and you just want to rage against the machine—sometimes literally, as is the case with one of the movies on this list we’ve compiled. Check out some of our favorite films to watch when you’re craving a good old fashioned revolution against a tyrannical system that exploits the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, The Hunger Games, Robin Hood, Revolution, Divergent, Planet Of The Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Matrix, They Live, V For Vendetta, Fahrenheit 451, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Watch It Nerds


At Least 7 Amazon Workers Have Died of Covid-19 as Company Refuses to Release Official Numbers

Amazon has confirmed two more deaths of workers at its facilities in two different states amid a growing chorus of lawmakers and activists demanding that the company release official figures on the number of cases and confirmed deaths related to covid-19.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Is poop-filled drinking water what killed ancient giant sloths?

Evidence collected from an ancient boneyard in Ecuador suggests that a group of 22 ancient giant sloths died in a wallow of their own feces. Other mammals, such as a deer, a horse, an elephant-like creature called a gomphothere, and another species of ground sloth were identified at the site. The fate of the sloths parallels that of modern hippos who can become lethally poisoned in times of drought when the feces to water ratio shifts in their watering holes. Evidence collected from a fossil t...
Tags: Science, Animals, Water, Nature, Atlantic, Geology, Innovation, Brazil, Dinosaurs, Ecuador, North America, Gulf, Paleontology, Bones, Tanque Loma, Santa Elena peninsula


The Dutch Cure for Coronavirus Listlessness: Get Yourself a Seksbuddy

Like nearly every other fully developed organism on the planet, human beings are driven by an instinct to fuck. In fact, a significant portion of the world economy revolves around fucking or the desire to fuck—to the extent some say humans are now becoming desensitized to arousal. But unless you are a lizard in New…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netherlands, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Covid Coitus


The Bellesa Vibrators Are Mid-Priced, High-Quality Sex Toys (and One Design Is ~Mind-blowing~)

Bellesa Line | $87-$111 | Bellesa | Promo code “INVENTORY”Read more...
Tags: Science, Vibrators, Sex Toys, Massagers, Masturbate Theatre


Researchers Accidentally Got High on Laughing Gas From Penguin Poop

When studying penguins, there’s a surprise you’ve gotta watch out for: the laughing gas produced by their poop.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Birds, Penguins, Nitrous Oxide, Laughing Gas, Birdmodo, Penguin Poop


Facebook Shovels Giphy Into Its Salivating Maw

It grows: Facebook has acquired the wildly popular gif-sharing service Giphy in a deal reportedly worth at least $400 million, even as it stares down an increasingly hostile reception in official DC and antitrust probes by feds and the states.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Antitrust, Gifs, Giphy, Mergersandacquisitions


No, the OnePlus 8 Pro Does Not Have X-Ray Vision

Back when I reviewed the OnePlus 8 Pro, I said the phone’s built-in color filter camera felt gimmicky considering it only offered four different filter effects. But as it turns out, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera is way more gimmicky that I had thought now that people are claiming it has X-Ray vision. Read more...
Tags: Science, Debunkery, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, X Rays, OnePlus 8 Pro, No The Op8 Pro Does Not Have X Ray Vision, Op8 Pro


Coronavirus live news: Europe could face deadly second wave of winter infections, WHO warns

Spain hails large-scale antibody study; no Danish virus deaths for first time since March; China marks one month with no Covid-19 deathsEurope could face deadly second wave of winter infectionsBrazil loses second health minister in less than a monthUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 5.28pm BST New York will join the nearby states of New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware in partially reopening beaches for the Memorial Day weekend, New York...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Biology, Senate, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Studies say you’re more likely to get coronavirus from family than strangers

COVID-19 has sparked fierce debate about the risks posed by that careless stranger in the grocery aisle, post office or sidewalk. But there’s a growing body of evidence that it’s close contact, often during gatherings of beloved friends and family, that is driving the spread of the novel coronavirus. Brief interactions — like passing by someone during a walk outside — don’t seem to be the primary force behind the epidemic, based on what we know so far from contact tracing studies. Dr. Muge Cevik...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Medicine, Scotland, China, Boston, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Illinois, Brad Sherman, Shenzhen China, Guangzhou China


The Internet Furry Drama Raising Big Questions About Artificial Intelligence

Much of the fun of internet drama comes from its frivolousness, but sometimes an online shitfest points to something bigger. Last week, the AI-powered furry art site thisfursonadoesnotexist did just that, igniting a fandom firestorm while also highlighting an important debate about digital art. Trained on more than…Read more...
Tags: Science, Copyright, Machine Learning, Ai, Furries, Fursonas


MSI's GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop Packs Big Specs and Thankfully Goes Light on the RGB

There’s always something I’ve appreciated about powerful gadgets that are able to hide their power levels. I’m talking about stuff like the Volkswagen Phaeton W12 that had essentially the same engine you got in a flashy Bentley Continental (minus a couple turbos), but in a car that looked like, well, a VW. In short,…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Vw, Windows 10, MSI, Notebooks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Bentley Continental, Volkswagen Phaeton, Gaming Laptops, Msi Gs66 Stealth Review, Gs66 Stealth


NOAA Is Flying Research Missions During Lockdowns to Improve Climate Models

In the past week alone, Xinrong Ren has taken four flights. He’s not actually headed anywhere, though. Ren is a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He’s been taking to the skies since February as part of a federal research project with the National…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Noaa, Air Quality, Ren, In The Name Of Science, Xinrong Ren, Oceanic Sciences He


Noted Sports Fan LeSean McCoy Didn’t Realize How Seriously Nerds Take the MCU

Let the record show that there aren’t really all that many demonstrable differences between and genre nerds, two groups of people who obsess over and become overly emotionally involved in the minutiae of larger than life, titan-like people.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Sports, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Spoilers, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Matt Martin, Kevin Feige, Tony Stark, LeSean McCoy, Fandom, Avengers Endgame


It's Official: Another Star Trek Spinoff Is on the Way With Captain Pike and Spock

Sorry, Star Trek: Enterprise was already taken. Welcome aboard, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Spock, Streaming, Cbs, Number One, Rebecca Romijn, Cbs All Access, Pike, Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Captain Pike, Star Trek Strange New Worlds


Looming Landslide in Alaska Could Trigger Enormous Tsunami at Any Moment, Scientists Warn

The collapse of an unstable mountain slope in Alaska could trigger a catastrophic tsunami in Harriman Fjord. A retreating glacier is producing this precarious situation, highlighting yet another type of hazard caused by climate change. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Alaska, Tsunamis, Glaciers, Landslides, Barry Arm, Retreating Glaciers


An R2-D2 Robot Vacuum Is Exactly the Chore Droid I'm Looking For

It’s staggering to think that Matthew Scott Hunter came up with a way to combine his love of clean floors and Star Wars before the marketing teams at Disney, Lucasfilm, and iRobot did. Using random household items he turned his functional robot vacuum into an Artoo unit that roams and cleans his home.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Star Wars, Science, Hacks, Robots, Droids, Vacuums, Disney Lucasfilm, Robot Vacuums, R2 D2, Matthew Scott Hunter



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