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Ancient Roman city revealed using a quad bike and radar

An entire ancient Roman city has been detailed, street by street, including a market, temple and public monuments, without the need for any digging. For the first time, archaeologists at the University of Cambridge and Ghent University in Belgium have used ground penetrating radar (GPR) to create a complete and detailed map of Falerii Novi in Italy. Located 50km (31 miles) north of Rome and first occupied in 241 BC, Falerii Novi survived into the medieval period until around 700 AD.
Tags: Science, News, Rome, Italy, Belgium, University of Cambridge, Ghent University, Falerii Novi


Facebook Mods Sign Letter Protesting Zuckerberg's Stance on Trump Threats, Conspiracy Theories

A group of Facebook moderators has joined many of the firm’s staff in calling out CEO Mark Zuckerberg over his bullshit refusal to take actions against posts by Donald Trump that clearly violate its rules, the Guardian reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Racism, Guardian, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Content Moderation, George Floyd Protests


Cox Might Slow Down a Whole Neighborhood's Internet If One Person Is Using Too Much Data

If there is anything as quite as infuriating as internet data caps, having your internet speed throttled is up there—especially if you pay extra to have ultra-fast, uncapped internet. According to Ars Technica, Cox Communications not only wants certain customers to stop using so much data, it’s also reportedly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Internet, Cox Communications, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Ars Technica Cox Communications


Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Entire Ancient Roman City

For the first time ever, archaeologists have used ground-penetrating radar to map an entire city while it’s still beneath the ground.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Radar, Ancient Rome, Roman City, Antiquity, Ground Penetrating Radar


A Key Piece of The Last of Us TV Adaptation Has Been Revealed

The new game is out Friday and the TV show has a pilot director. It’s a big week for post-apocalyptic tale The Last of Us.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Video Games, Zombies, Johan Renck, Craig Mazin, The Last of Us


The U.S. Space Force Is Losing a Trademark Battle With Netflix's Space Force

The real Space Force may be going down in flames against the fictional Space Force: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the newly founded military branch appears to be losing a trademark battle with the Netflix comedy show of the same name.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Copyright, Netflix, Military, US military, Streaming, Air Force, Trademark, Space Force, Donald Trump Space Force, U S Space Force


Tell Us, Jeff Bezos, Precisely Which Customers You're 'Happy to Lose'

“Dave, you’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose,” Jeff Bezos captioned a recent Instagram post showing a customer email laden with expletives and racial slurs. As you might expect, Dave (his last name redacted) claimed to be speaking on behalf of “White America” against Amazon’s recently announced support of the…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Instagram, Dave, Jeff Bezos, Black Lives Matter, White America, Abolish Ice, NoTechForICE


Comics Publishers Are Promising Change, but Does That Include From Within?

The protests that emerged against systemic racism and police brutality following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis show no sign of slowing down, leading to a moment for people and companies to reflect on the ways they contribute to that system. That includes comic book publishers. Many are showing…Read more...
Tags: Image, Science, Minneapolis, Race, Marvel, Disney, Dc Comics, Racism, Police Brutality, Warner Bros, Marvel Comics, Black Lives Matter, DC Entertainment, IDW, Archie Comics, BOOM Studios


The KZ S2 Are Some of the Best True Wireless IEMs You Can Get for $50

KZ S2 | $50 | IndiegogoRead more...
Tags: Science, Headphones, True Wireless Earbuds


How Much of J.K. Rowling's Transphobia Will Be Too Much Transphobia for Warner Bros.?

Because, as it turns out, the level of transphobia Warner Bros. seems ready to look past from J.K. Rowling is already a considerably large amount.Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, Transgender, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Transphobia, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Fantastic Beasts, Transgender Rights, Rowling, J K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald


What to Think About Before You Make That Doctor's Appointment

With states across the U.S. beginning to relax distancing restrictions related to covid-19, plenty of people are probably questioning whether they should get back to normal activities, including scheduling non-urgent medical appointments like physicals and teeth cleanings. So let’s talk about it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Healthcare, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The UK Is Considering Reclassifying Video Game Loot Boxes as Gambling

Loot boxes have been plaguing video games for years, luring gamers into spending money on random digital prizes. However, for gamers in the U.K., this practice could take a hit following a new investigation that could reclassify loot boxes in video games as gambling. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Games, UK, Science, Gambling, Consumer Tech, Loot Boxes, The Loot Box Gambit


Twitter Is Trying to Crack Down on 5G Conspiracy Theories

Twitter shows no signs of letting up on fact-checking false tweets. The social media platform is now labeling tweets that falsely tie the rollout of 5G to the spread of covid-19 with a fact-checking link, Business Insider spotted. This comes just days after Twitter cracked down on President Trump with a voter-fraud…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Bots, 5g, Fact Checking, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Brave Blows Up Its Whole Reason for Existing

As a software company in the browser space, Brave’s made a name for itself by putting user and monetization second. But now, some of its users are pointing out that the pledge might be a bit duplicitous. As first pointed out by the folks over at Decrypt, Brave has been quietly redirecting its users from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Cryptocurrency, Oopsie, Decrypt Brave


Matt Hancock hails coronavirus 'retreat' as UK deaths tumble

Health secretary says number of deaths have fallen to lowest daily total since 22 MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, has claimed coronavirus is “in retreat across the country” as the number of recorded deaths among people testing positive for Covid-19 fell to the lowest daily level since before the lockdown was announced.A further 55 people died after contracting the virus in the UK, the lowest daily total reported since 22 Mar...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, Northern Ireland, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Logitech’s iPad Keyboard Is the Magic Keyboard for Everyone Else

Apple’s 10.2-inch base-model iPad is a great deal. For $330, you get a speedy, solid tablet perfect for streaming TV, reading ebooks, and surfing the internet. But one little difference I didn’t think much about when Apple refreshed its cheapest iPad last year is the addition of the Smart Connector, which allows you…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Logitech, Ipad Accessories, Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case For Ipad Review, Magic Keyboard for Everyone Else


The Flash's Hartley Sawyer Has Been Fired After Vile Tweets Resurface

Hartley Sawyer, the actor who played the Elongated Man on CW’s The Flash, has been fired from the show after past racist and misogynist tweets of his resurfaced on social media.Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Cw, The Flash, DC Entertainment, Hartley Sawyer, Elongated Man


These Weird-Ass Sea Creatures Live In ‘Snot Palaces’ That Capture Carbon

Imagine the grossest home you’ve ever been to. Your beer-can littered college dorm room? The apartment of an ex-boyfriend who slept on a smelly, stained mattress on the floor? No matter what you’re thinking of, giant larvaceans’ homes probably top it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Carbon Sequestration, Weird Science, Gross But Effective


BP CEO Calls Plan to Lay Off 10,000 Workers the 'Right Thing'

The coronavirus pandemic has been a wild ride for the oil industry as it struggles to grapple with cratering demand for its main product. The biggest hits have been to small firms and middle-tier oil companies, but Big Oil is feeling the impacts, too.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Bp, Big Oil, Just Transition


Alexa's Opinion of 'All Lives Matter' Is a Big Fail

While Google, Apple, and Amazon generally do their best to keep their voice assistants apolitical, all three have decided to program answers to the questions “Do Black lives matter?” and “Do all lives matter?” It’s a good thing that all three affirm that Black lives, do in fact, matter. But where Google and Apple’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Siri, Diversity, Black Lives Matter, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Google Apple, Google Assistant


Repeating Cosmic Radio Burst Follows Bizarre 157-Day Cycle

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, have transfixed astronomers for over a decade, but their origin remains unclear. A newly concluded survey identifies an unexpected and unusually long 157-day cycle for a known repeating FRB, in a discovery that’s redefining what we know about these mysterious intergalactic pulses.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Fast Radio Bursts, Frbs, Repeating Fast Radio Bursts


Amazon Workers Sue Over 'Culture of Fear' That Prioritizes Productivity Over Covid-19 Concerns

Amazon’s poor handling of the covid-19 crisis affecting workers at its warehouses has made it the target of a new lawsuit filed by a group of workers at JFK8, an Amazon facility in Staten Island.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Amazon Workers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Staten Island Read


The Story of Dune, David Lynch, and Hollywood's Most Notorious Pseudonym

Filmmaking is, occasionally, a labor of love. Mostly, though, it’s a labor of endurance, patience, and compromise—a lot of compromises—between directors and pretty much everyone else. When the system works, it’s nothing short of a miracle. When miracles won’t come, Alan Smithee steps in.Read more...
Tags: Video, Hollywood, Science, History, David Lynch, Hellraiser, Directors, Dune, Alan Smithee, Meet Joe Black


Lutron's Smart Blinds Automatically Open and Close All Day Long To Stop Direct Sunlight From Baking Your Home

The sun is a great source of free lighting if you’re in a home with lots of windows. But in the summer months, natural lighting can also quickly turn your home into an oven. Instead of spending all your waking hours opening and closing blinds to block direct blasts of the sun’s rays, Lutron’s new automated smart blindsRead more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Lutron, Smarthome, Consumer Tech, Smart Blinds, Blinds


This Nintendo Switch Painting App Includes a Pressure-Sensing Stylus Powered by Sound Waves

A popular painting app for the Nintendo DS and 3DS that relied on each handheld’s stylus is finally coming to the Switch. But instead of forcing users to paint with their fingers, Colors Live will include a stylus that cleverly uses the Switch’s headphone jack for pressure sensitivity and a better painting experience.Read more...
Tags: Art, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Nintendo, Switch, Nintendo Switch, Colors Live


The costly collateral damage from Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite fleet

A colossal chess game of immense consequences is being fought in outer space, right now. On March 18 and April 22 2020, two rockets from SpaceX, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, each put 60 satellites into orbit. Those launches are but the sixth and seventh in a series intended to rapidly make 1,584 satellites available. The aim is to create a satellite network called Starlink. If Musk has his way, by 2025 no less than 11,943 of his satellites will circle the Earth, and if permission is granted, ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Earth, Musk, StarLink, Syndication


Save $260 on Dyson’s Tiny Vacuum Cleaner at Newegg Today

Dyson Small Ball Vacuum | $140 | NeweggRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Dyson, Newegg Deals, Newegg Today


Wildfire Season Is Here

Over the past few months, the U.S. has been buffeted by a pandemic, protests over racist police violence, and two tropical storms. Add wildfires to the list as well, as the West prepares to start the week with tinderbox conditions.Read more...
Tags: Science, West, Wildfires, Arizona, New Mexico, Southwest, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Cristobal Makes Landfall as a Tropical Storm, Bringing Flooding and Tornadoes to the Gulf Coast

Hurricane season just officially started last week, but it’s off to a terrifying start. Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall on Sunday, bringing dangerous weather to the Southeast. Read more...
Tags: Science, Storms, Gulf Coast, Hurricane Season, Tropical Storms, Nothing Like An Early Start To Hurricane Season, Coronavirus, Southeast Read


Tuesday's Best Deals: Doom Eternal, Netvue Pet Camera, Müeller Veggie Slicer, and More

A $40 copy of Doom Eternal, a Netvue pet camera, a pair of shades by Smith optics, a Müeller Austria Veggie Slicer, and more lead Tuesday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Smith, Müeller Austria Veggie Slicer



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