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Photos: Thousands Peacefully March in D.C. in Response to Police Crackdown on Protests

A massive crowd assembled outside the White House on Tuesday, one day after authorities used jaw-dropping force there to clear one of the many peaceful protests against systemic police brutality and racism triggered by the May 25 police killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Protest, Minneapolis, Police, White House, Law Enforcement, Washington Dc, US military, Protests, Dc, Police Brutality, National Guard, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, George Floyd Read


Fossilized Stomach Contents of Armored Dinosaur Reveal Its Last Meal

A 110-million-year-old fossil found nine years ago at an open pit mine in Alberta is providing fascinating new details about the dietary habits of plant-eating armored dinosaurs and the environments in which they lived.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dinosaurs, Alberta, Paleontology, Armored Dinosaurs, Nodosaurs, Dinosaur Diets


What Did We Say About AT&T Being Allowed to Own HBO?

Remember when we said killing Net Neutrality could lead to internet service providers charging more for specific content? Paid-prioritization or internet ‘fast lanes’ were and still are a major concern for Net Neutrality supporters. With good reason, too. We’re starting to see that concern manifest into reality. As…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Fcc, Internet, Isps, Att, Net Neturality


Coronavirus live news: India evacuates Covid-19 patients ahead of cyclone as Brazil deaths pass 30,000

Yemen aid funding falls short by US$1bn; Zoom profits double; global cases pass 6.3m. Follow the latest updates India evacuates 100,000 from homes, virus hospital ahead of cycloneChina withheld data on coronavirus from WHO, recordings revealGlobal report: Germany eases travel ban and cafe culture returns to ParisCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.22am BST At least 100,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were being moved to safer locations according to officials Tuesday, as India...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Germany, India, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia


My Science Project, a Big Middle Finger, and Me

A middle finger coming out of the trunk of a car. That was literally my only memory of the 1985 sci-fi comedy My Science Project. For some reason—probably because I was very young when I first saw it—that image burned itself into my brain and for decades it was the only thing I’d associate with the film. Not the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dennis Hopper, Nostalgia, 80s, Retro Review, John Stockwell, Fisher Stevens, My Science Project, Jonathan Betuel


New Leak Reveals How Google's Next Android TV Dongle Will Work

Earlier this year, clues indicated that Google was working on a new streaming video dongle that would both replace the Chromecast Ultra and run Android TV. But now, thanks a new round of leaks, we suddenly have a much better look of what that device could actually be. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Android TV, Chromecast, Leaks, Rumors, Streaming Video, Consumer Tech, Sabrina, Chromecast Ultra, The Rumor Mill, The Next Android TV Dongle Is Codenamed Sabrina


Influencers Reemerge, Worse Than Ever

A Santa Monica area influencer was caught borrowing a worker’s drill to stage a photo-op outside a boarded-up shop damaged by the previous night’s looting. Toting a photographer/boyfriend, the woman hands the drill back to a worker and climbs into a Mercedes-Benz and scurries away, pronouncing “Good job, guys, BLM!”Read more...
Tags: Science, Zoloft, Santa Monica, Mercedes Benz, Dead Drop, Armachat


Engineer Builds Auto-Adjusting Club That Compensates for Your Bad Golf Skills

If there’s one thing that the recent contraptions YouTuber and engineer Shane Wighton has designed and built has taught us, it’s that a lack of sports skills can be overcome with clever engineering. Following the creation of a basketball hoop that makes it impossible to miss a shot, Wighton has now created a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Engineering, Hacks, Golf, Wighton, Shane Wighton


Fitness Trackers Still Can't Diagnose Coronavirus, but a New Study Shows Potential

No wearable device, whether it’s a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or smart ring, is currently capable of diagnosing covid-19. That’s it, full stop. Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smart Rings, Oura Ring, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Dont Buy A Fitness Tracker To Detect Covid 19


Keir Starmer: 'Boris Johnson has to get a grip and restore public confidence'

Labour leader says any rise in R-rate is fault of No 10 following Cummings affair and mixed messagesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor the last two months, Keir Starmer has been cautious about criticising the government’s coronavirus response.He has preferred to be forensic rather than furious, accepting that ministers have a difficult job. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Science, UK News, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Coronavirus outbreak


New York City Extends Citywide Curfew Through Next Week

New York City’s curfew—prompted this week by ongoing protests over police brutality and ostensibly meant to curb looting in the city—has been extended through the beginning of next week and will be bumped up to 8:00 p.m. local time.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Protests, Coronavirus, Covid 19


All UK chief medical officers rejected lower virus threat level, source says

Guardian told all four CMOs discussed and refused No 10 proposal, not just Chris WhittyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAll four of the UK’s chief medical officers rejected suggestions from No 10 that the coronavirus threat level could be reduced because it contradicted evidence that showed the virus was still widespread, the Guardian has been told.A senior source in one devolved government said the chief medical officers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelan...
Tags: UK, Science, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, England Scotland Wales, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty, Chris WhittyCoronavirus


Why Atlantic Hurricane Season Got Such a Rapid Start

Tropical Storm Cristobal spun up on Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the third tropical cyclone of the Atlantic hurricane season that only officially began on Monday, and marks the earliest third storm on record.Read more...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Flooding, Tropical Storm, Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Season, Weather Is Happening, Rapid Start, Tropical Storm Cristobal


New York City Extends Citywide Curfew Into Next Week

New York City’s curfew—prompted this week by ongoing protests over police brutality and ostensibly meant to curb looting in the city—has been extended through the beginning of next week and will be bumped up to 8:00 p.m. local time.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Protests


Tear Gas Is Dangerous and Should Be Illegal

Tear gas is a chemical weapon that is banned for use in warfare, yet U.S. police have repeatedly deployed it against people protesting police brutality and anti-black violence this week. Though it’s considered a non-lethal weapon, tear gas is actually far more dangerous than advertised.Read more...
Tags: Science, Police Brutality, Chemical Weapons, Tear Gas, George Floyd


Publishers Mad About Ebooks Again, Sue Internet Archive Over Free Library Program

With schools and libraries closed, essential sources of education and entertainment have been cut off. That’s why, in March, the Internet Archive began digitizing books and offering them for free without restrictions as part of its National Emergency Library program. The country’s biggest publishers are now suing the…Read more...
Tags: Ebooks, Science, Everythings Fine


Author Max Brooks on What Fascinates Him About Bigfoot

Max Brooks is probably best known as the author of World War Z—the excellent 2006 zombie apocalypse tale that was adapted into a so-so 2013 movie. He’s back with another outstanding survival story, Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, and io9 got a chance to talk with him all about it.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Interview, Zombies, Bigfoot, Devolution, Exclusive, Authors, Sasquatch, World War Z, Max Brooks, Rainier Sasquatch Massacre


The Best Laptop Cooling Pads to Beat the Heat

Laptops are a man’s portable best friend, but they can get pretty heated when you’re trying to push them outside of their comfort zone. Enter: laptop cooling pads.
Tags: Science, Laptop Cooling Pads, Amazon Search, Stay Breezy


California Supreme Court Rules Cops Can't Bury Public Record Requests With Redaction Fees

A recent California Supreme Court decision has ruled that government agencies in the state can’t pass on the costs of privacy redactions in the course of fulfilling records requests. According to the ruling, the cost of redacting records that citizens file under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) falls on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Protests, Police Brutality, California Supreme Court, Bodycam, California Public Records Act, George Floyd, California Supreme Court Rules Cops Can, California Public Records Act CPRA


Welcome to the New Gizmodo Dot Com

You’re not just seeing things due to lack of sleep and an overwhelming news cycle. Gizmodo dot com now looks a whole lot different! I know, I know—change sucks. But don’t stress. It’ll be fine—better than fine, in fact, as our redesigned homepage makes it easier to quickly find the wide array of news, reviews,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Gizmodo, Because Theres Not Enough Going On Right Now


Here's a Quick Look at All the New Features in Early Android 11 Beta

Even though tomorrow’s originally scheduled Android 11 Beta Show has been postponed, it appears Google has also begun sending out the Android 11 beta to a handful of users even earlier than expected. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Android 11, Android 11 Beta, Android 11 Beta Arrives Early, Android 11 Beta Show, Android 11 Preview


Why You Should Think Twice About That Blackout Tuesday Post

A seemingly well-intentioned gesture of posting black boxes for Blackout Tuesday has backfired spectacularly, unintentionally—or perhaps even purposefully, depending on who’s doing the posting—drowning out information related to the Black Lives Matter movement and its associated hashtags.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Protests, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Blackout Tuesday


Blackout Tuesday Is Backfiring

A seemingly well-intentioned gesture of posting black boxes for Blackout Tuesday has backfired spectacularly, unintentionally—or perhaps even purposefully, depending on who’s doing the posting—drowning out information related to the Black Lives Matter movement and its associated hashtags.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Protests, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter


Facebook Adds an Email-Style Trash Can to Its Garbage Platform

Facebook won’t remove the president’s lies and threat to shoot people. BUT: maybe you would like a content management tool? Shhhhh don’t look over there.Today, the company announced the upcoming “Manage Activity” feature which makes it easier to mass delete old posts and select them by date range and tagged people.…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science


How Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Captures the Spirit and Style of the Original

Writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach wants to get one thing straight: Of course Ein is a corgi. A rumor went around last year that the Netflix show cast a husky as the data dog, which was later debunked. After all, when it comes to adapting Cowboy Bebop, there’s only one rule to follow.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Interview, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Anime, John Cho, EIN, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Cowboy Bebop, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Save a Bundle on Laptops and Desktops In the Dell and Alienware Summer Sale

Featured Deal: Dell Inspiron 11 Convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook | $334Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Chromebook, Dell, Dell Inspiron


The World's Tree Cover Is Headed in the 'Wrong Direction'

The world is failing to protect its oldest forests. Even as we need forests to store carbon more than ever, the world lost tree cover last year. According to a new report, a soccer field of forest cover was wiped out every six seconds last year. What’s more, new hotspots are popping up within the Brazilian Amazon…Read more...
Tags: Science, Deforestation, Amazon Rainforest, Biodiversity, Bush Fires


Your Phone Is a Goldmine of Hidden Data for Cops. Here's How to Fight Back

For the thousands of people protesting and reporting on George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department—or even for bystanders caught up in the demonstrations—arrests, injuries, and even murder are becoming commonplace in this moment. And just like protests we’ve experienced within the past…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Protests, Adtech, Minneapolis Police Department, George Floyd


Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 6.3m; alert issued in Tokyo amid fear of new surge in cases

Cases in Africa pass 150,000; Germany eases travel ban; Wuhan doctor who worked with whistleblower diesGermany lifts travel warning for EuropeChina withheld data on coronavirus from WHO, recordings reveal‘We can’t relax’: Europeans face up to life after lockdownUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.58pm BST Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: 6.37pm BST Reuters has posted this interesting video report on the potential for the spread...
Tags: Science, Germany, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Tokyo, Wuhan, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, BST Reuters, William Schaffner


Evidence of Ritualistic Cannabis Use Found in Ancient Jewish Temple

Archaeologists in Israel have detected traces of cannabis on a 2,700-year-old altar found in an ancient Jewish shrine. The finding suggests ancient Israelites used mind-altering substances during religious ceremonies, in what is an unprecedented discovery for the region.Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Cannabis, Judaism, Anthropology, Ancient Rituals, Recreational Drugs, Ancient Israel, Ancient Weed



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