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FBI Power to Warrantlessly Seize Your Web Browsing History May Hinge on a Single Democrat

Republicans and Democrats engrossed in a fight over the future of privacy in America say the public support of a specific influential Democrat would likely help secure a vote next week on an amendment to prevent federal agents from seizing Americans’ web browsing histories without a warrant.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, America, Surveillance, Fbi, Fisa, Usa Freedom Reauthorization Act, FBI Power


Coronavirus live news: UN chief praises Africa's efforts to stem virus as Brazil sees record daily deaths

Trump calls negative hydroxychloroquine study an ‘enemy statement’; Ardern flags four-day work week as way to rebuild after Covid-19; global deaths pass 320,000. Follow the latest updatesBrazil confirms record daily increase in deaths and casesUN chief praises Africa’s efforts to stem virusTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsAustralia coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 4.21am BST There are almost 4.9 million cases of coronavirus globally, acco...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil


Judge clears the way for salvagers to open up the Titanic and retrieve Marconi radio

A federal judge says RMS Titanic Inc. can go forward with its plan to cut into the Titanic shipwreck and try retrieving the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that sent out distress calls 108 years ago. In an order issued Monday in Norfolk, Va., District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith said RMS Titanic, the court-designated salvage firm for the Titanic, made its case that the radio had enough historic value to justify sending a specially equipped robot into the wreck. The remotely operated submersible...
Tags: Science, News, Norfolk Va District, Rebecca Beach Smith


Mass Evacuations Ordered in Michigan After Edenville Dam Bursts

Michigan’s Edenville Dam burst following heavy rainfall on May 19, forcing the evacuation of communities downstream.The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for the length of the Tittabawassee River after the dam breach. This video shows an aerial view of water flowing over the former Edenville Dam wall.Local media reported that the evacuations would include the towns of Edenville, Sanford and parts of the city of Midland, which is home to 42,000 people.The dam breach followed d...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, News, Michigan, Midland, Michigan Illinois, Tittabawassee River, Edenville Dam wall Local, Edenville Sanford, Ryan Kaleto


Michigan's Edenville Dam Breaks, Flooding Midland County and Forcing Evacuations

The Edenville Dam in Midland County, Michigan, failed on May 19, sending a huge blast of water into the already flooded Sanford Lake and prompting evacuations.Footage shot downriver from the dam shows nearby Curtis Road Bridge close to flooded by the Tittabawasee River.Local news reported the dam failed after several days of heavy rainfall in Michigan and the Midwest. Nearly 10,000 Michigan resident were evacuated.Governor Whitmer wrote on May 19 in response to the dam break: “I will issue an em...
Tags: Science, News, Michigan, State Emergency Operations Center, Whitmer, Midland County Michigan, Edenville Dam Breaks Flooding Midland County, Sanford Lake, Curtis Road Bridge, Tittabawasee River Local news, Iron Wheel Farms LLC


Twitch's Safety Advisory Council Rollout Has Been A Disaster

Last week, Twitch announced a new Safety Advisory Council intended to provide input on some of Twitch’s most pernicious issues, including work-life balance, safety and moderation, and protection of marginalized groups. The council is made up of social media experts as well as a small handful of streamers. One of those…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Twitch, Safety Advisory Council, FerociouslySteph


NASA's Human Spaceflight Chief Resigns Days Before Critical SpaceX Launch Over Unspecified 'Mistake'

NASA’s associate administrator for the human exploration and operations mission directorate, Doug Loverro, has abruptly and unexpectedly resigned—after just seven months in that role and just over a week before the first manned test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, Nasa, Moon, Donald Trump, Spaceflight, Artemis, Moon Landing, Crew Dragon, Space Launch System, SLS, Jim Bridenstine, Lunar Landing, Doug Loverro


Open Channel: Remember When Game of Thrones Was a Thing?

It’s kind of amazing how one of the biggest shows of the 21st century is now just something that happened. Game of Thrones was a world-changing television experience, one that ended with such a thud that the one-year anniversary of the series finale has passed by like a quiet fart. Well, take a good long whiff,…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Open Channel


Jane Roe Was Paid by the Christian Right to Publicly Reverse Her Stance on Abortion

Norma McCorvey, the previously unidentified woman known as ‘Jane Roe’ in the milestone Roe v. Wade case, makes a stunning confession in a new FX documentary about her life: She was paid by the evangelical Christian right to disingenuously further their anti-abortion agenda.Read more...
Tags: Science, Documentary, Abortion, Roe V Wade, Hulu, FX, Wade, Christian Right, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe


Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily deaths as World Bank warns 60m to fall into extreme poverty

Trump calls negative hydroxychloroquine study an ‘enemy statement’; WHO pass response investigation resolution; Global deaths pass 320,000. Follow the latest updatesTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsChina puts city of Shulan under Wuhan-style lockdown after fresh casesAustralia coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.22am BST Hello and welcome to today’s global live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Helen Sullivan and I’ll be taking yo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Africa, Americas, Global, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil


Shazam's Director Releases a New Short Film About a Horrifying Home Invasion

There aren’t many things scarier than facing months or years of social distancing, especially when you’re stuck in your house by yourself. But what if maybe, just maybe, you weren’t actually alone? Shazam director David F. Sandberg has released a new short film about a woman who’s worried someone, or something, is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Short Film, Shazam, David F Sandberg, Lotta Lotsen


Holy Exits, Batwoman: Ruby Rose Is Leaving the DC Universe

If there’s one thing you can expect from 2020 it’s bad news and here’s some more of it. Ruby Rose is leaving the title role of Batwoman on the CW.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Cw, Batwoman, Ruby Rose, DC Universe


It Was Definitely a Great Time to Hold a 'Go Topless Jeep Weekend' at Crystal Beach in Texas

The weather was perfect, the booze was flowing, and the big cars were going vroom vroom: What possible reason was there for the annual Go Topless Jeep Weekend at Bolivar Peninsula’s Crystal Beach in Southeast Texas not to go forward this past weekend?Read more...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, Southeast Texas, Crystal Beach, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Jeep Weekend Baby, Bolivar Peninsula 's Crystal Beach


Ajit Pai’s FCC Has Received Over 2,000 Complaints Related to Covid-19

When lockdowns in the U.S. were just starting and it was clear everyone would be stuck at home for the long haul, the Federal Communications Commission pushed carriers to sign its Keep Americans Connected Pledge—a promise that no one would get their internet or telephone service cut off due to an inability to pay.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Isps, Carriers, Ajit Pai, Keep Americans Connected Pledge


The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi Share a Kindred Love of Star Wars

Forty years ago this week, The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters, and in the process took everything we knew and loved about Star Wars and blew it the hell up. It is a legacy that has made it one of the most revered, if not the most revered, entries in the saga. It is a legacy that is, in the most loving and equally…
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars The Last Jedi


Last known footage of extinct thylacine discovered (video)

Filmed in 1933, the 21-second newsreel clip shows the last Tasmanian tiger on the planet.
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Study Finds Coronavirus Could Spread Via Poop, Which Is Often Just Floating Through the Air

New research out this week suggests that feces can spread covid-19. The study found that infectious viral particles can survive in fecal matter taken from patients, but it’s still unknown how common a transmission path this might be. Read more...
Tags: Science, Poop, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Everything You Need to Stream Games, Makeup Tutorials, and Mukbang Marathons

If you’re still searching for something productive to do with your free time, why not give streaming a shot? Whether you’re sharing gameplay for the world to see, performing a virtual concert (all the rage these days!), making educational content, or putting on your own cooking show, live streaming is a fun way to…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Computers, Streaming, Computers Accessories, Gaming Peripherals, Mukbang Marathons


Venezuela in bid to force Bank of England to transfer $1bn of gold

Legal claim launched to help fund Covid-19 response in South American countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVenezuela’s central bank has made a legal claim to try to force the Bank of England to hand over £930m ($1.13bn) of gold so the government of Nicolás Maduro can fund its coronavirus response, according to the document submitted in a London court.The claim follows a request Venezuela made to the Bank in April to sell part of its gold reserves there and send the ...
Tags: England, Science, London, Bank Of England, World news, United Nations, Bank, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Thwarts Rescue of Endangered Albatrosses Menaced by Giant Mice

The covid-19 pandemic has forced a delay to an effort to protect vulnerable seabirds from large, invasive mice on an island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The suspension left a team of conservationists stranded in one of the most remote places on Earth, an ordeal that finally ended this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Conservation, Mice, Pandemics, South Atlantic Ocean, Gough Island, Seabirds, Covid 19, Giant Mice


All 9 Planet of the Apes Movies, Ranked

The ongoing pandemic has taught us a lot about how selfish and greedy humans can really be. One might even start to wonder...maybe it’s time to give another species their shot? With a new Planet of the Apes movie in the works, we decided to rank all the entries in the iconic sci-fi series so far.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Andy Serkis, 20th Century Fox, Planet Of The Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Ranker, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes


How to Set Up an Office in the Garden or Backyard to Maintain Your Sanity

If you’re lucky enough to have some outdoor space where you live, setting up shop in the garden or backyard can make working from home more bearable. You can top up your daily dose of vitamin D, get closer to the natural (or urban) world around you, escape from the rest of the family, and get all your work done all at…Read more...
Tags: Work, Garden, Gadgets, Science, Home working, Outdoor Working


Apple Looking to Buy Some Movies So You'll Give a Shit About Apple TV+

Apple finally seems to be caving to the Netflix model and reportedly plans to license older content to help build out its meager lineup of mostly okay originals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Netflix, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus


Annie Glenn, 100, famed astronaut’s widow, dies of COVID-19

By JULIE CARR SMYTH COLUMBUS, Ohio — Annie Glenn, wife of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn who overcame a childhood stutter to become an advocate for others with speech disorders, died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. She was 100. Glenn died at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minnesota, where she’d moved in recent years to be near her daughter, said Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine al...
Tags: Science, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Nasa, Earth, David, Soccer, Obituaries, Ohio, John, Annie, Ohio State, Richard, Columbus


Hide Chrome Tab Groups With This Awesome Beta Feature

Google recently unveiled tab groups in Chrome. As I wrote in our guide to setting them up ahead of their full rollout, they’re an incredibly useful way to keep your sprawling browser tabs slightly more organized. If nothing else, adding a little color to Chrome doesn’t hurt; I love how tab groups look. Now, let’s make…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Science, Group, Tabs, Organize


Boost Chrome Tab Groups With This Beta Feature

Google recently unveiled tab groups in Chrome. As I wrote in our guide to setting them up ahead of their full rollout, they’re an incredibly useful way to keep your sprawling browser tabs slightly more organized. If nothing else, adding a little color to Chrome doesn’t hurt; I love how tab groups look. Now, let’s make…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Science, Group, Tabs, Organize


New Spec Gives SD Cards a Massive Boost in Speed

As resolutions and file sizes continue to grow, it’s important for storage —especially removable storage—to keep up, and with the SD Association’s new SD 8.0 spec, memory cards have just gotten a massive bump to their top-end speed. Read more...
Tags: Science, Storage, Sd Card, Consumer Tech, SD Association, MicroSD cards, SD Express, Sd Cards Getting A Massive Bump In Speed, Sd Spec 80


Well, The Mandalorian Boba Fett Situation Might Have Just Gotten a Whole Lot More Interesting

The Mandalorian’s second season already has enough interesting things going on—babies yoda! sabers dark!—before it started heaping on the prospects of bringing back a few familiar faces...including the seeming, ominous return of Boba Fett. But a new report suggests things aren’t quite going to go the way many people…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Timothy Olyphant, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Cobb Vanth


Coronavirus live news: crisis will push 60m into poverty, says World Bank chief

Canada-US border to remain closed; Barcelona beaches to reopen as Spain death toll below 100 for third consecutive dayTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsChina puts city of Shulan under Wuhan-style lockdown after fresh casesUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates - live Coronavirus latest: at a glance 6.18pm BST Twenty-eight more people have died from Covid-19 in Turkey, while 1,022 more have tested positive for the coronavirus, continuing a downward tra...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, Barcelona, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson Gets Real About How the Series Changed Her Life

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has come to an end after five seasons, finishing on a high note that promises a bright future for Adora and her friends—as well as the woman who helped reinvent them. io9 sat down (virtually) with showrunner Noelle Stevenson for a chat about how she feels now that it’s all over.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Friendship, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Noelle Stevenson, Catra, Princesses of Power, Adora, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, She Ra



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