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Photos: Police Use Force to Quell Protests Nationwide as Trump Threatens Martial Law

Protests against systemic racism and brutality by police departments around the country ignited by the May 25 Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd are being met with tear gas, rubber bullets, riot shields, and worse as the president threatens to impose martial law.Read more...
Tags: Photos, Science, Crime, Minneapolis, Police, Law Enforcement, Racism, Protests, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


Coronavirus live news: Dr Fauci says he hasn't spoken to Trump in two weeks as Pakistanis told to 'live with virus'

UK’s 14-day quarantine rules criticised as ‘ridiculous’; Global deaths pass 375,000; Spain reports no new deaths for the first time since March. Follow the latest updatesFauci says he and Trump no longer in regular contactPakistanis urged to ‘live with the virus’Australia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.29am BST The World Health Organization stressed Monday that the new coronavirus has not suddenly become less pathogenic, following ...
Tags: Usa, UK, Science, Australia, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, World Health Organization, Trump, Bloomfield


The Director of John Wick Doesn't Consider the Endings Cliffhangers

The first John Wick could have been the end. The same goes for John Wick 3. And yet, John Wick 4 is currently in development with production likely to begin when the covid-19 pandemic is over. Is that because of money? Of course. Each installment has basically doubled the worldwide gross of the previous one. But, it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Keanu Reeves, John Wick, Chad Stahelski, John Wick 3 Parabellum, John Wick 4


Please Send Your Primo K-Pop to @DallasPD

The Dallas police asked the public to snitch, and the Dallas police got a face full of K-pop. Yesterday, the Dallas Police Department tweeted a solicitation for videos of “illegal activity” from protests via their “iWatch” app. A K-pop troupe promptly flooded the replies with fancam clips.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nazis, Bitcoin, Protests, Dallas, K Pop, Dallas Police Department, Sorry Guys, Dead Drop, Primo K Pop


X-Men: Evolution Is the Mutant Cartoon You Should Be Bingewatching Right Now

Look, I get it. We all went onto Disney+ the minute we could and collectively shredded in the most radical fashion by loading up X-Men: The Animated Series and listening to a truly killer Whitney Houston riff. We’re all Children of the Atom, and Children of the ‘90s, at heart. But we could’ve been doing something more…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Whitney Houston, Nostalgia, X Men, Disney Plus, Watch It Nerds, X Men Evolution


Max Q: SpaceX launches astronauts to orbit

This was a HUGE week in space: SpaceX flew its first ever human spaceflight mission, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken hopping a ride on a Crew Dragon to the International Space Station. It’s a milestone for commercial spaceflight, for the U.S. space program, and for crewed exploration general. Liftoff! CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – MAY 30: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft attached takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May ...
Tags: TC, Space, Metal, Spacex, Florida, Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Bob, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Iss


How to Cop-Proof Your Phone Before Heading to a Protest

At some point, everyone reaches a limit where they can no longer sit back and stay silent about injustice in the world. However, if you do plan on attending a protest—even a peaceful one—there are some important precautions you should take with your phone before you go.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Security, Science, Smartphones, Protests, Field Guide, When You Cant Trust The Cops


As Officials Warn of Second Coronavirus Wave Due to Mass Protests, Demonstrators Weigh the Risks

The U.S. is world-renowned for its short memory—whether it’s our fraught history of uprisings, fighting pandemics, or racist presidents. But if there is one development in 2020 that is truly unique, it’s that this country has never experienced a massive racial uprising on this scale as we’re simultaneously fighting a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Protests, Police Brutality, Uprising, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Social Distancing, Police Escalation


Hey, Media Companies: What's Next?

Over the last week, Americans across the country have protested systemic racism and police brutality against Black people following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This past weekend, cops responded with more brutality, and media companies decided it was the right time to chime in, tweeting out…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Minneapolis, Race, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Racism, Protests, Sony, Cbs, Warner Bros, Hulu, Black Lives Matter, Cw, Paramount


Why Leaving the WHO Could Be Disastrous for the U.S. and the World

On Friday, President Trump announced that the U.S. would immediately terminate its “relationship with the World Health Organization”—the culmination of a threat that the administration issued a month earlier. It’s a decision, experts warn, that could have dire repercussions on efforts to keep people safe from the…Read more...
Tags: Science, World, World Health Organization, Trump, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout Because of Zuckerberg’s Inaction Over Trump Posts

Facebook employees have staged a virtual walkout in protest of its CEO’s refusal to remove misleading and inflammatory posts made by President Trump. It’s the first walkout protest in the company’s history, reports the New York Times.Read more...
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Consolidate Your Everyday Carry with These Wallet Phone Cases

You only have so many pockets to spare, so why waste one on a wallet when you could easily fit those credit cards into your phone case? Between Apple/Android Pay and a decreasing reliance on cash, you can probably end up slimming down your total everyday carry, while keeping your phone well-protected. I spent the last…Read more...
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More Than 500 Vertebrate Species Are on the Brink of ‘Biological Annihilation’

A new study finds further evidence that humans are driving the world’s sixth mass extinction. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday, this research focuses on terrestrial vertebrates—amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles—and found that more than 500 species are “on the brink of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wildlife, Extinction, National Academy of Sciences, Sixth Extinction


What Used to Be 100-Year Rain Events Could Happen Every 5 Years

Just a couple weeks ago, Michigan experienced record-breaking rainstorms that broke two dams and caused widespread flooding in cities and towns downstream. They’re in line with a growing trend of heavier downpours due to climate change.Read more...
Tags: Science, Rain, Michigan, Floods, Hurricanes


Would Your Dog Rescue You? Scientists Made a Test to Find Out

Inside every dog there’s a hero waiting to be unleashed, or at least, that’s what we’d like to believe about our canine companions. New research suggests dogs truly want to rescue us when we’re in a bad situation, but they have to know how to help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Animal Behavior, Dog Intelligence


Astronomers close in on source of mysterious radio bursts from space

Now scientists have analysed the source of some bursts - and ruled out some possible sources, including the supermassive black holes at the heart of galaxies like our own Milky Way. 
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How The Vast Of Night Pulled Off Its Incredible 4-Minute Take

Touch of Evil. Goodfellas. Children of Men. Gravity. A great movie can become a masterpiece with the addition of a stunning, how-did-they-do-that long take. The latest to attempt the feat is Andrew Patterson’s The Vast of Night, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. In the middle of the period sci-fi film, there is…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Interview, Streaming, Sci Fi, Behind The Scenes, Vfx, Amazon Studios, Long Takes, Andrew Patterson, The Vast Of Night


Twitter and Reddit Highlight How the Trump Administration Is Stifling Speech on the Internet

On the same day that Donald Trump signed an executive order attempting to throttle social media to defend his freedom to lie, Twitter and Reddit highlighted how the administration itself proactively, enthusiastically stifles speech online. On Thursday, the companies submitted evidence in support of a lawsuit against…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Immigration, Reddit, Donald Trump, First Amendment


Amazon Yanks Racist Product Listings Related to Apple AirPods Searches

Amazon has removed a number of product listings that appeared when shoppers searched for Apple’s AirPods after the thumbnails for those products included horrifically racist slurs.Read more...
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Cutting edge: Japanese paper art inspires a non-slip shoe

Scientists use kirigami techniques to create a sole with pop-up, high-friction spikesThe Japanese art of paper cutting and folding, or kirigami, has led to mind-bending 3D structures from 2D sheets, including spectacular pop-up designs. But now researchers have been getting to grips with the technique for a very down-to-earth reason: creating non-slip shoes.Scientists have revealed they have developed a kirigami-inspired sole, where tiny spikes pop up from its surface as the shoe is bent during ...
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Citizen scientist records 500+ animal species in his small city garden

Just for kicks, Paul Rule, 66, participated in a study launched by the Cambridge Natural History Society that enlisted citizen scientists and nature-lovers to help deepen knowledge of the flora and fauna in Cambridge, England. Rule recorded nearly 600 different animal species in his "ordinary" city garden, including an elephant moth like the one seen above, an ivy bee, and the locally endangered hedgehog. From BBC News: The retired BT engineer has always been interested in wildlife, par...
Tags: Post, England, Science, News, Biology, BBC News, Nature, Cambridge, PAUL, Cambridge England, Citizen Scientists, Cambridge Natural History Society, Jean Pierre Hamon CC BY SA


Somehow It's Time for June's List of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

June’s pile of new sci-fi and fantasy books is—much like May’s—a bit smaller than usual, as releases have shifted to August and beyond. However, this month still promises plenty to get excited about, with dragons, deep-space explorers, magical warriors, and even some Bigfoot action to add to your reading list.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Authors, Bookshelf Injection, Max Brooks, Josh Malerman, Sa Chakraborty


You Can Get Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Keyboard and Slim Pen for $60 off Today

Microsoft Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard and Slim Pen | $210 | AmazonRead more...
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Nestlé Needs a Better Thesaurus for Renaming Its Plant Burger

For Nestlé, its meatless beef with Impossible Foods Inc has ended less than incredibly. Last week, a European court ruled that the multi-national food and drink giant must change the name of its “Incredible” plant-based burger for violation of trademarks. Read more...
Tags: Science, Burgers, Nestle, Impossible Burger, Plant Based Meat, Impossible Foods Inc, Fake Meat, Tastemodo, Meatless Legal Beef


Great Headphones at Even Better Prices: The Best Sennheiser Deals

Featured Deal: Sennheiser CX 150BT Wireless Headset | $50Read more...
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Give Yourself Some Space With Discounts on These Samsung SSDs

Up to $80 off Samsung SSDs | AmazonRead more...
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What Does the White House's Underground Bunker Look Like?

On Friday, President Donald Trump hid in an underground bunker below the White House as hundreds of protesters demonstrated against police brutality in Washington, D.C.—demonstrations first started in Minneapolis after a white police officer killed George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was handcuffed on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Justice, Minneapolis, Washington, White House, Terrorism, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, President Trump, Bunkers, George Floyd, Presidential Emergency Operations Center


Chloe Bennet Teases Agents of SHIELD's 'Rewarding End' for Daisy

Sarah Jessica Parker says the coven’s still excited about the idea of a Hocus Pocus reunion. Barry Allen will get to fight actual Godspeed when The Flash returns for season seven. Plus, what’s next for Snowpiercer and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. And yes, Sisqó is coming to Legends of Tomorrow. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Science, Agents Of Shield, Snowpiercer, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, The 100, Sarah Jessica Parker, Roswell, Clarice, Barry Allen, Chloe Bennet, Hocus Pocus 2, Penny Dreadful City Of Angels, Vagrant Queen, Jj Villards Fairy Tales, Gonjiam Haunted Aslyum


K number: what is the coronavirus metric that could be crucial as lockdown eases?

The K value sheds light on how the transmission rate varies and can help identify clusters Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen deciding how and when lockdown restrictions will be lifted across the UK, the government has said the R value, denoting how many people on average one infected person will themselves infect, is crucial. But experts say another metric is becoming increasingly important: K. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Coronavirus outbreak, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


This DIY Face Shield Gives You an Excuse to Stress-Eat Gummy Bears

A quick peek at the news is probably all it takes to have you polishing off an entire bag of gummy bears, but a South Korean design studio has come up with a way to make you feel less guilt about all that stress-eating. It’s designed a 3D printed face shield that works with empty packaging to help protect you from…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Design, Diy, Safety, 3d Printing, Hacks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Mmm Design Studio



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