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New York Times Realizes Big Tech News Aggregation Like Apple News Actually Bad

The New York Times has announced it is ending a partnership with Apple’s news aggregator app, with the company citing a greater need for a more direct relationship with readers.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Newspapers, New York Times, Apple News


'2020 Needs to be Reset': Hailstorm and Flooding Hit Brooklyn

A burst of hail hit Brooklyn, New York, on June 29, during a brief thunderstorm.“2020 needs to be reset,” Levi Boshnack posted to Twitter with a video of the hail hitting cars and blowing trees.The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm alert for the area, predicting quarter-sized hail and winds of up to 50 miles per hour. Credit: Levi Boshnack via Storyful
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, News, Brooklyn, Brooklyn New York, Levi Boshnack


New swine flu with pandemic potential identified by China researchers

G4 strain has already infected 10% of industry’s workers in China but no evidence yet that it can be passed from human to human Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study in the US science journal PNAS.Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Swine Flu, PNAS


Facebook Has a VR Headset Prototype That Looks Like a Pair of Glasses

Comfortable, good-looking VR headsets might not be available in the near future, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be available at all. According to , Facebook is researching a holographic optics design that would slim down present-day VR headsets from their bulky, brick form to something more like a thick…
Tags: Facebook, Science, Vr


Coronavirus live updates: WHO team to search for Covid-19 origin in China as chief says he fears 'worst to come'

UK locks down city of Leicester; wearing masks to be mandatory in New York and Kansas; Iran reports record daily deaths. Follow the latest newsGlobal report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionCovid-19 turns battleground states into hotspots as Trump trails Biden in pollsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest for the next few hours. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Kansas, Leicester, Biden, Trump, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Gilead to Charge $3,120 Per Patient for Typical Covid-19 Treatment

The pharmaceutical company behind a drug that’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use for covid-19 patients announced today the drug will cost $3,120 per typical treatment course for individuals with private insurance plans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Food And Drug Administration, Gilead, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Remdesivir


It's Not a Bonus, and It's Less Than You Deserve

In a blog post today, Amazon announced it would be distributing “a special one-time Thank You bonus” to its workers, the largest sums of which would go to non-hourly managers. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Thank You Bonus


Build Out Your Penny-Pinching Home Theater With These Choice Budget TVs

Buying a TV can feel overwhelming, with dozens of models to choose from and a bunch of confusing specs rattling around your head. Couple that with a global pandemic ensuring you can’t even see these TVs in person before you buy, and you’ve got a tough call to make. If you’re on a strict budget, we’ll save you the…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Tvs, Amazon Search


A Wild Apple ARM Benchmark Appears

Apple developers have supposedly started receiving their Apple ARM transition kits, and now a few benchmark numbers of those dev kits have also appeared in the wild. Spotted by 9to5Mac, benchmarks for the Developer Transition Kit seemed to have surfaced on Geekbench, despite strict confidentiality clauses in the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Cpus, Apple Silicon, Apple Arm


Reddit Brings the Banhammer Down on r/The_Donald and 2,000 Other Subs

This weekend’s rumors were true: Reddit has swung its mighty banhammer, taking out 2,000 groups, including r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse. A few hours later, the Verge reported that Twitch temporarily banned the Donald himself, namely over video of his racist rallies, with few additional details.Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Twitch, Trump, Donald


Detroit Police Chief Admits Face Recognition Doesn't Work '95-97% of the Time'

During a public meeting on Monday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig estimated the facial recognition technology used by his department fails to identify suspects accurately “96% of the time,” adding that nearly every case would go unsolved if police relied solely on the technology to identify suspects.Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Surveillance, Detroit, Facial Recognition, Detroit Police, James Craig


How aliens could use black holes to power an intergalactic civilization

Remember when I warned everyone that humans would probably destroy all life in the universe like construction workers killing ant colonies to make way for a never-ending series of cosmic strip malls? A team of researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow in Scotland has me concerned that we might not be the construction workers in that analogy. What you need to know One of the people working on the original atomic bomb project at Los Alamos, an Italian scient...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Scotland, Tech, Los Alamos, University of Glasgow, Enrico Fermi, School of Physics and Astronomy


This is how some snakes can fly

Some snakes have evolved the ability to glide through the air. For example, paradise tree snakes in southeastern Asia can launch off from a branch and fly as far as 10 meters. Scientists have known that the snakes flatten their bodies to gain lift but new research reveals that they also undulate their bodies as they're gliding in order to remain stable. Johns Hopkins University mechanical engineer Isaac Yeaton and colleagues from Virginia Tech put reflective tape on snakes' bodies and then use...
Tags: Asia, Post, Video, Science, News, Biology, Snakes, Evolution, Virginia Tech, Johns Hopkins University, Altitude Not Attitude, Flying Snakes, Isaac Yeaton, Gihan Jayaweera CC BY SA


Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 1990s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer. Since we can’t enjoy summer blockbusters in…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Summer, Jurassic Park, Contact, Batman Forever, Nostalgia, Men In Black, Independence Day, The Lion King, The Blair Witch Project, Blockbusters, The Phantom Menace, Terminator 2, Summer Movies, The Sixth Sense


A Certain Frequency of Red Light Boosted People’s Eyesight in New Study

Scientists in the UK think they may have found a cheap, low-tech way to help fight age-related loss of vision. In a small clinical trial, people over 40 who were told to stare into a deep red light for three minutes a day had noticeable improvements to their sight. They reported being able to see better in the dark…Read more...
Tags: Eyes, UK, Science, Light, Vision, Mitochondria


Report Finds FEMA Is Massively Undercounting Flood Risks

Right now, we’re living through a timeline where everything from unemployment rates to death tolls appear to be much more grim than authorities let on. So it’s somehow both deeply horrifying and deeply unsurprising that, while states across the country are facing unprecedented floods with disastrous long-term impacts,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fema, Flooding, Environmental Justice


'We Are Frightened': Disney Cast Members Share Their Anxiety and Anger About the Parks Reopening

“It’s time for magic.” With that phrase, Disney revealed on June 10 that Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure would reopen on July 17, the 65th anniversary of opening day in 1955. That date’s been pushed back because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Disney is determined to open its doors soon. Guests are …
Tags: Science, Unions, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneys California Adventure, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Paying for a Reference Is Just What the Job Hunt Hellscape Needed

If you have shame spiraled after sending a birthday message to a secondary contact on LinkedIn or had a few too many at a professional event, you, too, have probably wondered how much you would be willing to throw down for a networking cheat. Enter the platform Rooftop Slushie, where you can post a bid for a referral…Read more...
Tags: Science, Unemployment, References, Jobs Tech, Rooftop Slushie


The Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now

With so many people stuck at home, buying a new phone hasn’t been a super high priority. However, with a number of states starting to open up and phone makers largely done announcing new gadgets until the fall (aside from a few exceptions noted below), now’s a good time to consider your options.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Science, Smartphones, Buyers Guide, Consumer Tech, Best phones, Budget Phones, The Best Smartphones


An Influencer Kept a Dog Stolen From an Unhoused Man and Is Refusing to Return Her

There has been no shortage of wild influencer stories during this period of social distancing and political unrest, including Instagram personalities who posed in blackface to “combat racism” and those who monetized their ill-advised road trips away from covid-19 hotspots. Still, those egregious behaviors are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Homelessness, Influencers, Brittany Littleton, Heart La, Little Love Rescue, Unhoused


16th-Century Child Skeletons With Coins in Their Mouths Found at Construction Site in Poland

Road crews in Poland stumbled upon a lost 16th-century cemetery, in which the vast majority of graves belong to children. Incredibly, some of the skeletons still have coins in their mouths, a tradition that dates back to ancient times.Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Anthropology, Poland, Skeletons, Mass Graves, Death Rituals


Coronavirus live news: pandemic is 'not even close to being over', warns WHO chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says pandemic is ‘speeding up’; India records 19,459 new cases; Iran records highest daily death toll; China’s military approves vaccine for use on its soldiers Global report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionUS health secretary says ‘window closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage 5.29pm BST The number of people who died from Covid-19 in France rose by 35 to 29,813 over the last three days, h...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, France, China, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


The Twilight Zone's Second Season Favors Tales of Troubled Men, But Ends on a Dystopian High Note

Last week, CBS All Access’ Twilight Zone revival dropped its second season all at once, enabling a binge-view that made it easy to note parallels between episodes. Amid the aliens, creatures, magical objects, and alt-reality scenarios, a big theme emerged: there’s no scarier monster than a frustrated man.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Cbs, Ana Lily Amirpour, The Twilight Zone, Cbs All Access, Glen Morgan, George Takei, Jordan Peele, Billy Porter, Morena Baccarin, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Osgood Perkins, Jimmi Simpson, Gretchen Mol, Jd Dillard


Chinese Government Using Forced Abortion and Sterilization to Suppress Muslim Population: Report

The Chinese government is spending millions of dollars each year implementing population control measures against the Uighurs, the country’s largest Muslim ethnic group, including mandatory IUDs, sterilization, and forced abortions, according to a story published Monday by the Associated Press.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Population Control, Chinese Government, John Bolton, Iud, Associated Press Read, President Trump, Uighurs, Uyghurs


Scientists Found a Vast, Deep Sea Coral Garden off Greenland's Coast

In the depths of the water just west of Greenland, scientists have discovered a previously unknown coral garden. They described the ecosystem in a new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fishing, Biodiversity, Greenland, Deep Sea, Corals, Vast Deep Sea Coral Garden


The South Pole Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of Earth

Warm air doesn’t reach Antarctica as easily as the rest of the globe, but a new study has found that not even the South Pole is safe from the influences of human-driven climate change. Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Earth, Antarctica, South Pole, Ice Ice Maybe


Even Image Sensors Are Getting a Subscription and That Sucks

Subscriptions aren’t necessarily anything new when it comes to gadgets. If you’ve invested in a smart home, especially one with cameras, you’re probably familiar with the concept. But over the past two years, it’s become even clearer that companies are viewing subscriptions as the de facto future—and frankly, it sucks.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Consumer Rights, Iot, Subscriptions, Consumer Tech, A Futile Soapbox I Will Keep Ranting From, The End Of Ownership


All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work

Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It’s half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab, and many of its coolest feats are accomplished with a wide range of sensors—but what are they and what do they all actually do?Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Science, Smartphone, Sensors


Tuesday's Best Deals: Super Mario GameCube Controller, Disney Beach Towels, Apple Watch Series 3, and More

A Mario red GameCube-style controller, a sale on Disney-themed beach towels, and an Apple Watch Series 3 markdown lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Disney


Anthony Mackie Rightfully Calls Marvel Out for Its Lack of Diversity Behind the Camera

Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson is set to become one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s key power players in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Disney+’s upcoming series that follows its titular Avengers as they keep fighting the good superhero fight. Sam’s newfound prominence tracks closely with the character’s path to …Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Marvel, Disney, Racism, Discrimination, Marvel Comics, Sam, Captain America, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Daveed Diggs, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier



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