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Remains of 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth pulled from Siberian lake

Rare find includes skin, tendon and excrement of what is thought to be an adult maleRussian scientists are poring over the uniquely well-preserved bones of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth after completing the operation to pull them from the bottom of a Siberian lake.Experts spent five days scouring the silt of Lake Pechenelava-To in the remote Yamal peninsula for the remains, which include tendons, skin and even excrement, after they were spotted by local residents. About 90% of the animal has ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, Fossils, Yamal Peninsula, Extinct wildlife


Trump Admin Moves to Boot GOP FCC Commissioner Who Hinted Its Social Media Order Is 'Gibberish'

The White House has yanked its nomination to give GOP Federal Communications Commissioner Mike O’Rielly another term at the agency, offering no explanation as to why.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Fcc, Youtube, White House, Social Media, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Tech Policy, Section 230, Mike O'Rielly, Mike Orielly


In a First, Paleontologists Identify Cancer in a Dinosaur Fossil

A re-analysis of a shin bone belonging to a horned dinosaur from the Cretaceous period has revealed signs of a malignant tumor, in what’s considered a first for dinosaur paleontology.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Cancer, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Paleontology, Tumors, Dinosaur Fossils


Trump Demands Microsoft Pay Off the U.S. Treasury to Secure TikTok Deal

Donald Trump is demanding the U.S. government somehow get a juicy cut of any deal for Microsoft to buy Chinese-owned video app TikTok—or else.Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Music, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, China, Espionage, Donald Trump, U S Treasury, Bytedance, Tiktok, Trump Demands Microsoft


Paleontologists Identify Cancer in a Dinosaur Fossil for the First Time

A re-analysis of a shin bone belonging to a horned dinosaur from the Cretaceous period has revealed signs of a malignant tumor, in what’s considered a first for dinosaur paleontology.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Cancer, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Paleontology, Tumors, Dinosaur Fossils


A Young Girl Becomes One With the Sea in This New South African Animated Series

Thousands of miles away from Hollywood, a new heroine is being born. Her name is Isaura. She’s from Mozambique, can breathe underwater and talk to turtles, and wants to save the planet.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Africa, Animation, Mozambique, Lucan, Isaura, Isaura She


A Young Girl Becomes One With the Sea in This New African Animated Series

Thousands of miles away from Hollywood, a new heroine is being born. Her name is Isaura. She’s from Mozambique, can breathe underwater and talk to turtles, and wants to save the planet.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Africa, Animation, Mozambique, Lucan, Isaura, Isaura She


A Third Chapter in One of Animation's Greatest Franchises Is On the Way

Oh wow, a highly anticipated third film in a big-time animated franchise? What could it be? The Incredibles? There are two of those. A third Frozen? That would make sense. The Secret Life of Pets 3? Dare to dream.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Short Films, Don Hertzfeldt, Secret Life of Pets, World of Tomorrow, World Of Tomorrow 3, World Of Tomorrow Episode Three


TV Displays Will Soon Be Flexible If LG Has Any Say

LG is forever pushing the boundaries of zany display technology, and it’s not stopping with rollable TVs. This week, the company is showing off a 65-inch, 4K bendable OLED TV that looks truly delightful—until you consider what such innovation will eventually cost when it trickles down to consumers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Displays, Tablets, Lg, Tvs, Curved Display, curved OLED, Curved Tvs, Bend It Like Oled


US treasury to borrow $947bn to aid recovery – as it happened

Covid-19 survivors have higher rates of mental ill-health, study says; Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers. This live blog is closed. Follow our new one belowCoronavirus – latest updates 12.18am BST We are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on our continuing coverage on our new global live blow below. Related: Coronavirus live news: WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' vaccine for Covid-19 12.01am BST...
Tags: Science, Singapore, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak


The 'Swiss Army Knife' of Binoculars Sadly Contains No Knives

If you’ve ever thought to yourself: I could really use a pair of binoculars that could be separated into two monoculars and could then be combined into one telescope, well, you’re in luck. Today Ricoh announced the Pentax VD 4X20 WP—just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?—which is a 3-in-1 device that the company…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pentax, Rear Window, Binoculars, Ricoh, Peep This, Swiss Army Knife of Binoculars


FuboTV Gets ESPN and Is Now the Best Service for Sports Fans

If you have not recently updated your FuboTV app, you should think about doing that ASAP—particularly if you’re a sports fan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Sports, Streaming, Espn, Streaming Wars


Here's What You Need to Stow Your Current-Gen Consoles in Time for the PS5 and Xbox Series X

The next generation of video game consoles are coming—is your entertainment center prepared? Mine sure as hell isn’t, which means it’s time to begin considering what to do with my current-gen consoles. I’m not too keen on selling them, at least not quite yet, as there are plenty of PlayStation 4 titles I want to play,…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Pack It Up


This AI-Powered Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Text Game Is Super Fun and Makes No Sense

Last year, AI Dungeon debuted as a free text adventure game. Now the game’s AI system has been upgraded to GPT-3, or Generative Pre-trained Transformer, which has a language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text. According to game creator Nick Walton, it’s “one of the most powerful AI models in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, GPT, Nick Walton, Open Mailbox, Ai Dungeon, Gpt 3, Ai Powered Games


Coronavirus live news: US treasury to borrow $947bn to aid recovery

Covid-19 survivors have higher rates of mental ill-health, study says; Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellersIran death toll three times higher than admitted, says reportBerlin protests against coronavirus rules divide leadersRussia claims to be ahead of rivals in vaccine raceUS coronavirus live - latest updatesUK coronavirus live - latest updates 9.29pm BST Supporters of a Senegalese Muslim religious and political leader ransacked a n...
Tags: UK, Science, Singapore, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Dakar, Les Echos, Coronavirus outbreak, Tijaniyya, Serigne Moustapha Sy, The British Association of Leisure Parks Piers


Umbrella Academy's Mysterious New Character Raises an Interesting Question

Though The Umbrella Academy’s second season mainly focuses on the Hargreeves siblings trying to figure out how they’re involved in JFK’s assassination and how to avert another apocalypse, the show also does a fair amount of worldbuilding. It introduces a number of new characters, one of whom raises a rather…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Superheroes, Jfk, Superpowers, Dark Horse, Umbrella Academy, Ritu Arya


Google Pays $450 Million to Be a Part of the ADT Family

Since buying Nest back in 2014, Google hasn’t been shy about turning the hardware company into one of the biggest names in home security. Now, the company’s moving to bolster those security chops even more with the help of the home-automation giants over at ADT.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Nest, Home Security, Adt


Analogue Pocket Preorders Sell Out Immediately, Leaving Many Disappointed

I woke up early today to make sure I could snag an Analogue Pocket when preorders for the long-awaited handheld went live at 8 a.m. PST. Eight minutes past 8, Analogue’s online shop informed me it had completely sold out. I didn’t even get to enter payment information, and I clearly wasn’t the only one disappointed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Handheld, Analogue, Preorder, Sold Out, Analogue Pocket


A Scary Amount of Rain Is About to Drench the East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias is making its way to the U.S. East Coast, and it looks like the region is about to get a lot of rain. After lashing the Bahamas on Friday and then weakening over Florida’s coast over the weekend, the storm is expected to pick up speed and strengthen back to hurricane status before bringing strong…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Florida, Science, Rain, Flooding, East Coast, Bahamas, Hurricane Season, Tropical Storms, U S East Coast


Drastic Decline in ER Visits Suggests Many People Avoided Critical Medical Care in March and April

A new study out Monday seems to confirm anecdotal reports from health care workers: Emergency rooms across the U.S. saw a massive decline in visits in March and April, possibly because people feared contracting covid-19 if they sought medical care.Read more...
Tags: Science, Emergency, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Science Twitter Got Catfished by a Fake Professor Who 'Died From Covid'

A bizarre saga of events played out on social media over the weekend, embroiling much of the close-knit world of scientists, academics, and researchers on Twitter. It started with accusations that Arizona State University’s actions had exposed one of their faculty members, an Indigenous woman and anthropologist, to an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hoaxes, Arizona State University, BethAnn McLaughlin, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sciencing_bi


Poltergeist Still Delivers Surprises, Delights, and Frights After Almost 40 Years

Poltergeist is fantastic because it somehow both includes, and subverts, seemingly every convention the horror genre has. The family doesn’t leave the haunted house, they stay. They instantly accept what’s happening. The ghosts are revealed early in the story. People actually capture them on videotape. What you think…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Ghosts, Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist, Retro Review, Craig T Nelson, Tobe Hooper, Clowns, JoBeth Williams


Up to a Third of Bangladesh Is Underwater

This monsoon season has been devastating East and South Asia since early June, and the rains are showing no signs of stopping—throughout the region, they are expected to into mid-August. Bangladesh has been especially hard it: The floods have left between 24% and 37% of the country underwater, the New York…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, China, India, Bangladesh, South Asia, Monsoons, When It Rains It Pours


This Algorithm Might Make Facial Recognition Obsolete

In 2020, it’s worth assuming that every status update and selfie you upload online can eventually make its way into the hands of an obscure data-mining third party, into the hands of national authorities, or both.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Facial Recognition, Clearview AI


Bear Cursed With Trump Sticker Perfectly Encapsulates 2020

A poor black bear has been spotted in Asheville, North Carolina, donning a Trump 2020 sticker on its collar. What irony, indeed.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Bears, North Carolina, Asheville North Carolina, Bears Deserve Better


Medieval Remixes of Star Wars Themes Are Music to Thine Ears

When Darth Vader said “What is thy bidding, master?” apparently he was onto something. The phrase had a certain dated quality. Medieval even. And now, after hearing actual medieval remixes of popular Star Wars themes, those two things definitely go hand in hand.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Music, Science, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, This Is Awesome, John Williams, Ludwig Goransson, Samuel Kim, Jake Bartok


Victoria's contact-tracing effort buckles under the weight of Covid-19 cases

ANU’s Peter Collignon says what’s important now is making sure people who test positive stay at homeStage 4 lockdown rules explainedDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsVictoria’s rise in Covid-19 case numbers is occurring so rapidly that contact tracing can no longer be relied upon to unearth all potential clusters in the state, according to epidemiologists who argue health detective work “won...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Victoria, ANU, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak, Peter Collignon


Days Before Star Trek: Lower Decks' Premiere, There's Merely Hope for International Release

In the last few years, CBS has turned Star Trek from a dormant franchise on television screens into one of its biggest assets. We’ve gone from no shows to our fourth new Trek about to air in the U.S. and Canada this week (and more on the way!). And yet, despite its global appeal, there are still frustrations about…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Canada, Fans, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Lower Decks


Dark Sky's Android and WearOS Apps Are Officially Dead

Well, Android friends, it’s time to say a final goodbye to Dark Sky. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Android, Science, Weather Apps, Dark Sky


HP Kicks off Back to School Sale With Deals on Laptops, Desktops, Printers, and More

Back to School Sale | HPRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, HP Deals



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