Facebook Says It'll Do Fuck All About Trump's Post Calling for Military to Shoot Protesters

Facebook will not remove an incendiary post from President Donald Trump essentially calling for authorities to enter Minneapolis and open fire on Americans protesting police brutality there, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. Earlier in the day, Twitter flagged identical posts on both the official White House…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Minneapolis, White House, Racism, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Racists, Political Ads, President Trump, Racist Assholes, George Floyd

Nathan Turner death: scientists to test town's sewage to try and solve coronavirus mystery

Baffled investigators hope to reveal how many people in Blackwater may have been exposed or unknowingly have the virusScientists will sift through the sewage of a central Queensland town to try to find the source of a Covid-19 infection that claimed the life of a 30-year-old man.As Queensland recorded no new Covid-19 cases and only six active cases on Saturday, authorities remain baffled by the Blackwater infection. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia news, Queensland, Blackwater, COVID, Nathan Turner

Coronavirus live news: deaths surge in Brazil and Russia as Trump says US is quitting WHO

President claims body has ‘failed to reform’; UK expert says country not ready to ease lockdown; Australia to relax rules on 1 June. All the developments liveTrump announces severing of ties with WHOCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.26am BST Scientists are sifting through the sewage of a town in central Queensland to try to find the source of a Covid-19 infection that led to the death of 30-year-old Nathan Turner, the youngest person in Australia to die after contracting the virus.Queensland...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Russia, US, United States, Infectious Diseases, Missouri, Queensland, Brazil, Associated Press, Turner, Trump, Boone County, Camden County, Blackwater

SpaceX's Starship Prototype Explodes in Fourth Failed Test

Like everything else in 2020, the fourth prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket has gone up in flames. It’s the latest in a series of spectacular explosions to plague the company’s Starship program.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Explosions, Rockets, Starship, Raptor, Spaceship Go Boom Again, Sn4

How we live now: social distancing across the globe - in pictures

Coronavirus has changed the way we interact with the spaces around us – and each other Continue reading...
Tags: Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak

Target Is Sponsoring News Stories of Its Own Destruction—And Likely Has No Idea

Like most industries largely run on automation, the tech that underlies digital advertising is far from perfect, which is why—despite the best efforts of industry bigwigs—sometimes the pipes powering the industry don’t go where they’re supposed to. Sometimes, they’re funneling a brand’s name (and that sweet brand…Read more...
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Adtech, The Magic Of Advertising

RIP Echo Look, Another Amazon Device I Never Even Knew Existed Until Today

Less than three years after its debut, Amazon has banished its style-centric Echo Look device to the Goodwill pile. The company stopped selling actual units back in December 2019, but the company said this week it would be officially dropping support for the device in July. According to CNET (and first spotted by …Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Cnet, Echo Look, Echo Look Another Amazon Device

As wildfire season approaches, AI could pinpoint risky regions using satellite imagery

The U.S. has suffered from devastating wildfires over the last few years as global temperatures rise and weather patterns change, making the otherwise natural phenomenon especially unpredictable and severe. To help out, Stanford researchers have found a way to track and predict dry, at-risk areas using machine learning and satellite imagery. Currently the way forests and scrublands are tested for susceptibility to wildfires is by manually collecting branches and foliage and testing their water c...
Tags: TC, Science, Stanford, Tech, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Wildfires, European Space Agency, Satellite Imagery, GreenTech, Stanford University, U S Forest Service, Alexandra Konings

SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype explodes during test

394ft rocket designed to carry humans and cargo to moon and MarsNo immediate indication of injuries after explosion in TexasA prototype of SpaceX’s upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk’s space company pursued an aggressive development schedule to fly the launch vehicle for the first time.The testing explosion was unrelated to SpaceX’s upcoming launch of two Nasa astronauts from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center using a different ro...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, Kennedy Space Center

Grubhub Reportedly Demanding Alimony in Prenup With Uber

In Uber’s apparent Hail Mary bid to buy Grubhub as a measure meant to help its beleaguered business, talks have reportedly stalled over Grubhub’s demand for a breakup fee should the deal fall through.Read more...
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Your Stimulus Payment Might Look Like a Scam

Just when pandemic scams have peaked to the point that it’s reasonable to incinerate all mail, the government is sending economic impact payments in unmarked envelopes with a very shady return address.Read more...
Tags: Science, Moose, Stimulus Checks, In Other News

Uber Now Offers Flat-Rate Human Shipping For $50

Uber has a new way of shipping humans for the relatively low hourly rate of just 50 bucks.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Science, Amtrak, Ridehailing

Facebook Wants to be the Arbiter of Truth When It Comes to the Identities of Mega-Viral Accounts

For the past year or so, Facebook has mandated that certain page owners and political ad-spenders on the platform verify their identities as a way to curb interference in the coming election. Now, these checks are being extended to certain people’s profiles, too. According to a post made on the company’s blog…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Facebook Wants, Moderation, Both Sidesism

Dino-Killing Asteroid Spawned a Huge Magma Chamber That Lasted Millions of Years

When the dinosaur-snuffing asteroid hit Earth some 66 million years ago, it produced a subterranean pool of magma roughly nine times larger than the current caldera at Yellowstone National Park, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Yellowstone National Park, Planetary Science, Impact Craters, Chicxulub Impact Crater, Hydrothermal Systems

Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

The world’s collective forests have become shorter and younger overall in the past 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Science on Friday. This means that forests have less capacity to remove carbon from the atmosphere and are less hospitable to the many species that rely on them for shelter. Oh,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drought, Deforestation, Wildfires, Biodiversity, Trees Are Disappearing At An Alarming Rate

The Wraith Deserves to Be Mentioned Among the Iconic '80s Cult Movies

A murdered teen is resurrected as a revenge-driven alien who picks off the gang members who killed him in a series of deadly car races. That’s the basic plot of The Wraith, the 1986 film written and directed by Mike Marvin. I had an odd affinity for it growing up but hadn’t watched from the beginning in several…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Cars, Racing, Aliens, Charlie Sheen, Retro Review, Nick Cassavetes, The Wraith, Mike Marvin

Customs and Border Protection Flew a Predator Surveillance Drone Over Minneapolis Protests Today

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has flown a Predator drone above ongoing protests against police brutality in Minneapolis, .Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, Minneapolis, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Drones, Protests, CBP, Customs, Mass Surveillance, Customs And Border Protection, Border Protection CBP

Clear Skies Are a Cover-Up for India’s Fossil Fuel Expansion

With blue skies in Delhi and the Himalayas peeking out of Punjab’s smog, you’d be forgiven for thinking covid-19 has inadvertently cleaned up pollution-choked parts of India, the world’s third largest emitter and home to its most polluted cities. Instead, in the months leading up to India’s lockdown, Prime Minister…Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Delhi, Punjab, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Every Disney Animated Musical's Best Song

Disney has produced dozens of animated musicals over the decades, with hundreds of songs in their repertoire. It might be hard to quantify the best songs Disney has ever made (although the answers can probably be found on The Little Mermaid soundtrack), but we can give an opinion on which songs are best from each film.Read more...
Tags: Coco, Music, Science, Musicals, Superlist, Disney, Animation, Lists, Moana, Frozen 2

Cheap Headphones, Chargers, Air Purifiers, and More: 11 RAVPower and TaoTronics Deals You Can't Pass Up

Featured Deal: TaoTronics Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier | $63 (clip coupon + code: KINJIA66)Read more...
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The Best Pair of Workout Earbuds Now Comes in Actual Fun Colors

I don’t know about you, but I’m over workout earbuds that only come in dark, boring colors. The options usually range from black to grey—occasionally navy, if you’re feeling spicy. Apple-owned Beats is now giving those of us who want more color a few more shades to choose from in its Powerbeats Pro lineup, making some…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Fitness, Earbuds, Exercise But Make It Fashion

Two Years Later, I Couldn't Be Happier With My Samsung Galaxy S9+

$10 off Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Refurbished) | Back Market | Promo code LOVE9PLUSRead more...
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HBO Max Botched Its Launch-Day List, Too

HBO Max’s odd and decidedly messy release this week just got a little stranger. Despite promising a number of popular titles that the company said would be available immediately in a press release last week, those titles were nowhere to be found as of Wednesday. And now, it appears the company has yanked the memo from…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Streaming, Streaming Wars, HBO Max, More Like Hbo Min Amirite

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in June

Streaming is more important than ever. As huge numbers of people stay home during the global pandemic, many have turned to the plethora of services for a much-needed escape. At the start of each month, most streaming services do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some off, and we’re here to help with your…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Studios, The Nerds Watch, Disney Plus, Watch It Nerds

Monkeys in India Stole Covid-19 Blood Samples, Chewed on Them

A band of thieving monkeys attacked a lab researcher in India and made off with blood test samples taken from covid-19 patients.Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Monkeys, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Scientists Captured New Footage of the Deepest-Living Octopus

Scientists have discovered a potentially new species of the adorable “dumbo” octopus in a very unique place. At more than 4 miles (6,957 meters) under the Indian Ocean, the newly discovered octo was found at the deepest depths of any cephalopod has been observed. The discovery—published in the journal Marine Biology…Read more...
Tags: Science, Octopus, Deep Sea, Dumbo Octopus, Down In The Deep Blue Sea

Google Made a Super Simple AR Tool to Help You Better Visualize Proper Social Distancing

Parts of the U.S. are starting to open up again, but with covid-19 continuing to plague communities throughout the country, it’s still important to maintain proper social distancing where needed when out in public. To help make staying six feet away from others easier to visualize, Google made a simple augmented…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Ar, Consumer Tech, Covid 19, Social Distancing, Maintain The Distance

As Streamers Spread Dangerous Conspiracy Theories, Twitch Does Little To Stop Them

In the past few days, an alarming headline has made the rounds: “Half of Fox News viewers think Bill Gates is using pandemic to microchip them, survey suggests.” This idea is nonsense, of course, but coronavirus conspiracy theories have spread almost like the virus itself across the meticulously calibrated algorithmic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bill Gates, Streaming, Fox News, Kotakucore, Conspiracy Theories, Twitch, Misinformation, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Greece Will Open to International Tourists but Ban Travelers From Covid-19 Hotspots Like U.S.

The Greek government announced today that it will open up to international tourists from 29 different countries on June 15, according to the English-language Greek news outlet Ekathimerini. People from countries with high infection rates for the coronavirus, including the U.S., UK, Sweden, Spain, and Brazil, will not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Greece, Tourism, Brazil, Donald Trump, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Ekathimerini People, UK Sweden Spain

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