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Trump Takes the Knife to Key Law Requiring Feds Carry Out Environmental Impact Assessments

On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s administration eviscerated a key law that requires federal agencies assess the environmental impact of planned projects, likely making it far more difficult to block the construction of new gas and oil pipelines, mines, highways, and other infrastructure.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Pollution, Conservation, Donald Trump, Trump, NEPA, Pipelines, National Environmental Policy Act


Apple Is Getting Into Podcasting for Real

As part of its ever-expanding slate of services, Apple is betting on original podcasting with its newly announced daily news program, Apple News Today. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Podcasts, Services, Apple News, Streaming Wars


All the Sensational SDCC 2020 Funko Pops and Where to Buy Them

Ask any Funko fan and they’ll tell you the same thing: acquiring Funko exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con can be a nightmare. It used to be a matter of how early you lined up, but in recent years the process changed to an online lottery, meaning you had to hope you were randomly selected for a small window to give…Read more...
Tags: Science, San Diego, SDCC, Funko, San Diego Comic Con, Exclusives, FunkoPop, Comic Con 2020


Coronavirus live news: Fauci says US must 'stop nonsense'; South Africa cases top 300,000

Dr Fauci predicts US will meet end-of-year vaccine target; Ireland advises against all travel; Canada approaches zero daily deaths. Follow the latest updatesSouth Africa cases pass 300,000Fauci stands ground as Trump works to undermine himCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 1.22am BST Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has again tested positive for coronavirus, he told reporters on Wednesday in Brasilia, suggesting he has yet to recover...
Tags: Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, United States, Ireland, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Ottawa


Are stage 4 coronavirus lockdown restrictions coming to Victoria?

There’s no definition of what stage four might mean, what the new rules would be or when it could come into effect in Melbourne, but premier Daniel Andrews hasn’t ruled it outWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdown rulesMelbourne map: where Covid-19 cases are rising or fallingSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailAs Victoria grapples with more than 200 new Covid-19 cases each day, questions are being asked of the premier, Daniel Andrews, and the chief health officer,...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak


Twitter Finally Blocks the Worst of Us From Tweeting [Update: It Was Too Good to Last Forever]

Twitter spectacularly shit the bed on Wednesday evening as it scrambled to stamp out a widespread hack of high-profile accounts.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Log Off, Fun Times On The Internet With Friends


Can of Goya Beans, but It’s Actually Filled With Bees

This may look like the president possibly violating ethics rules by posing with several Goya products in a blurry Instagram photo to spite a loosely organized boycott over the company’s pro-Trump CEO. But watch out there, Mr. Trump: One of those delicious Goya foodstuffs is filled with bees.Read more...
Tags: Food, Politics, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Donald Trump, Goya, Trump, Bzzz Bzzz, Goya Boycott


Verizon Said Its 5G Network Is Huge. Then Reality Hit

Last year, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said its millimeter-wave 5G coverage would only be available in select areas instead of nationwide, clarifying that the company would use high-frequency millimeter waves “as far as [they’re] economically sustainable.” But that didn’t stop the company from falsely implying its…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Internet, Att, 5g, Hans Vestberg


Twitter Finally Blocks the Worst of Us From Tweeting

Twitter spectacularly shit the bed on Wednesday evening as it scrambled to stamp out a widespread hack of high-profile accounts.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Log Off, Fun Times On The Internet With Friends


The 10 Best Pirates Who Sailed the Cinematic Seas

It’s time to grab a shoulder of rum and sit down to hear the tale of a group of pirates, who sailed the open seas (and air) in search of fame, adventure, and of course a buttload of cash. These are our top 10 pirates we’ve seen on film so far. Enjoy, or walk the plank! Read more...
Tags: Science, Once Upon A Time, Peter Pan, The Princess Bride, Captain Hook, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Pirates, Treasure Island, Hook, Muppet Treasure Island, Captain Blood, Castle in the Sky, Cutthroat Island, Watch It Nerds


Save Hundreds on Dell Laptops and Desktops Right Now

Featured Deal: Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor (+$100 Gift Card) | $375Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Dell, Dell Deals, Dell Laptops, Alienware Deals


Climate Change Made the Heat Wave Roasting Siberia 600 Times More Likely

Scientists have found evidence that climate change was behind the relentless heat wave that stuck over Siberia this year. Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Arctic, Siberia, Heat Wave, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Hot In Hurr


Report: Trump Gave CIA Free Rein in Cyberspace

An explosive Yahoo News report out Wednesday describes the Trump administration’s efforts to expand the Central Intelligence Agency’s power in 2018 to launch offensive cyberattacks against America’s foes.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, America, Iran, Cybersecurity, Cia, Central Intelligence Agency, Cyberspace, Trump, Yahoo News, Central Intelligence Hackers, Trump Gave CIA


Jamie Foxx Fights a Superpowered Drug Ring in the First Trailer for Project Power

Everybody wants to be a superhero, and now everyone can. In the first trailer for Project Power, a drug called Power can temporarily access people’s inner superpowers. But bringing these abilities to the world comes at a price, and former soldier Art (Jamie Foxx) doesn’t think it’s worth the cost. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Project Power


Apple, Musk, Gates, Bezos, and Everyone You’ve Ever Heard of Hacked

Something normal happened on Twitter earlier this afternoon. Someone claiming to be Elon Musk started tweeting an obvious scam to entice his loyal bootlickers to send bitcoin to a random cryptocurrency wallet. This happens all the time, but the strange thing about today was that the tweets were coming from Musk’s …Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Hacks, Bill Gates, Cryptocurrency, Musk, Bezos


Mozilla’s $5-a-Month VPN Could Be Worth a Shot

Mozilla, the privacy and security nonprofit and maker of the Firefox browser, is launching its very own VPN.Read more...
Tags: Firefox, Security, Science, Privacy, Mozilla, Vpn


Prototype Roller Coaster That Makes Riders Do Barrel Rolls Is a Next-Generation Puke Factory

As with almost everything, the roller coaster wars, where theme parks across the country try to top each other with wilder attractions every Summer, were put on hold for 2020. But that hasn’t stopped coaster designers from continuing to toy with the laws of physics. If you love to spend your weekends vomiting, the AxisRead more...
Tags: Science, Prototypes, Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, Amusement Parks, Rides, Axis, SS, Thrill Rides


Researchers Created Tiny Camera Backpacks for Beetles

Every year, companies like GoPro manage to pack more and more functionality into smaller and smaller action cameras that are less obtrusive to wear. But a team of researchers from the University of Washington has managed to build a live-streaming wireless camera that’s so small even an insect can wear it.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Science, Cameras, Robots, Insects, Action Cameras, University of Washington


Netflix Is Turning Usagi Yojimbo Into an Animated Series

Stan Sakai’s legendary rabbit ronin is finally getting an animated series of his own after decades and decades of comic book adventures across Edo Japan. But the new series seems like it’ll contain a few interesting twists.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo, James Wan, Dark Horse, Edo Japan, Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles


The Umbrella Academy's Season 2 Time Jump Into the Past Is Also a Major Step Forward

At first glance, the plot of Umbrella Academy’s upcoming second season might seem as if it were torn right out of the pages of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s second volume of the Dark Horse comic. After narrowly avoiding an apocalypse, the Hargreeves siblings all become entangled in a series of events leading up to the…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Superheroes, Ellen Page, Tom Harper, Gerard Way, Set Visit, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver Lampman, Umbrella Academy, Gabriel Bá, Steve Blackman, Aidan Gallagher


Zoom Just Made a $600 Tablet Just for Using Zoom Because That's the Particular Version of Hell We're Living Through Right Now

Zoom, the de facto pandemic video-conferencing software company of choice, is getting into the hardware game. Today, the company announced the Zoom For Home—DTEN ME, a 27-inch tablet that comes with Zoom pre-installed. It’s $600.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tablets, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Consumer Tech


14,000-Year-Old Poop Found in Oregon Cave Turns Out to Be Human

For archaeologists, ancient bones and stone tools are important lines of evidence, but sometimes the answers to our past can be found in piles of human poop, as an important new analysis shows.Read more...
Tags: Science, Oregon, Dna, Anthropology, First Peoples, Peopling Of The Americas, Coprolites, Paleogenetics


Global report: Barcelona facing new lockdown as Tokyo raises alert level

Tensions over how to quell outbreak in Catalan capital as cases flare up around the worldPolitics live – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePart of the northern Spanish region of Catalonia has gone back into lockdown, with Barcelona suggesting it might also follow suit with restrictions in some districts, as authorities sought to control a resurgence of coronavirus cases emerging just weeks after a nationwide lockdown was lifted.As a judge overturned a previous court decision to appro...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, India, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Lleida, Coronavirus outbreak


Oh No, Microsoft, Don't Mess With Notepad and Paint

Microsoft just can’t catch a break with all its updates that seem to cause more problems. The company rolled out a Windows 10 update yesterday which fixed a major DNS security flaw (and a few other things), but in the process might have removed Notepad, Paint, or WordPad for some users if they were updating to version…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Paint, Windows 10, Notepad, Always Broken


More Than 40 Mayors Outline Their Vision for a Green Coronavirus Recovery

On Wednesday, mayors from around the world came together to announce how a plan for a just and green recovery from the three crises their constituents face: climate change, coronavirus, and racial inequality.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mayors, Green New Deal, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Green Stimulus


Here’s a Map of the Surveillance Tech Police Are Using to Track You

An abundance of reporting has confirmed that you’re not paranoid, Minority Report was nonfiction, and face paint isn’t just an art project. We hear about how law enforcement can match our faces with photos scraped from our social media profiles and monitor us through neighbors’ doorbells. The near-weekly updates send…Read more...
Tags: Science, Surveillance, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Looks Like Hell, Surveillance Tech Police


How to Find Out Which Apps and Websites You're Most Addicted To

Where does all your time go? At least when it comes to the hours you spend on your phone and your computer, this isn’t a rhetorical question. There are plenty of tools out there will track and monitor your time automatically, telling you exactly which apps and sites are sucking up your precious minutes.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Science, Desktop, App Usage


NBC's Peacock Is the Netflix Alternative I’ve Been Waiting For

I don’t know about you, but I’ve maxed out my capacity to care about late-to-the-party streaming services. New rollouts have debuted at a breakneck clip in the last year, leaving us with a dizzying number of subscription streaming options—many of which, to be frank, aren’t worth any amount of money. But with its…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Streaming, Nbc Universal, Peacock, Streaming Wars


EU Court: On Second Thought, Apple Doesn't Have to Pay That $15 Billion Irish Tax Bill

Apple is doing a victory dance today. The second-highest European Union court has overturned a decision that the Cupertino-based tech giant would have to pay $14.9 billion (€13 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Taxes, Tax, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Bill, Cupertino, Corporate Greed


Oppo Says Its New Power Brick Could Charge Your Phone in 13 Minutes

Phone charging speeds have gotten pretty good over the last few years, but today, Oppo may have revealed what might be the fastest smartphone power brick in the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Charging, Oppo, Consumer Tech, Fast Charging, Super VOOC, VOOC, The Fastest Charging, Charging Tech



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