Even a Federal Judge Agrees That the FBI and NSA Are Flouting Civil Liberty Safeguards

The National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation violated thousands of people’s civil liberties by exploiting systems intended for sussing out foreign intelligence and criminal activity, a federal judge found per the Washington Post. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Iraq hospitals in crisis; anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Victoria

Baghdad says hospitals may ‘lose control’ after spike in unsafe gatherings; arrests made after hundreds gather for Melbourne anti-lockdown rallies Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.00am BST This report from AAP on the protests in Victoria:Unmasked anti-lockdown protesters have been arrested by police during violent scuffles in Melbourne. 3.53am BST As scrutiny of Australia’s handling of Covid-19 across aged care homes intensifies, here is a report from my col...
Tags: Science, Australia, Iraq, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Baghdad, AAP, Melissa Davey, Ben Butler, Coronavirus outbreak

Rocket Lab just launched its first spacecraft, transforming a leftover piece of its rocket into a satellite that can carry missions to the moon or Venus

One of Rocket Lab's carbon-fiber Electron launch vehicles lifts off from New Zealand. Trevor Mahlmann/Rocket Lab Rocket Lab just launched its first Photon satellite: a spacecraft designed for missions to the moon, Venus, or Mars. This spacecraft, called "First Light," is just a demo, but NASA has already contracted Rocket Lab to fly the agency's robotic moon mission in 2021. CEO Peter Beck says that, together, the Electron rocket and Photon spacecraft can cut out the most difficult par...
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Marvel's Avengers Is Making Me Feel Like Superheroes Kill a Lot Of People

Square-Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers establishes early on that as you and the Avengers journey across the world on a quest to defeat MODOK, you’ll have to fight countless AIM-branded robots based on Stark technology that are all programmed to target Inhumans and eliminate heroes on sight. Read more...
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DoD: Sorry, Amazon, Microsoft's Still Getting That $10 Billion JEDI Contract. Sucks to Suck.

After a monthslong investigation by the Pentagon, the Department of Defense said Friday that it’s sticking with Microsoft for its $10 billion cloud computing contract. And Amazon is not happy. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Iraq hospitals in crisis as anti-lockdown rallies loom in Victoria

Baghdad says hospitals may ‘lose control’ after spike in unsafe gatherings; police in Victoria warn protesters not to attend anti-lockdown rallies Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.34am BST We’re expecting Victorian premier Daniel Andrews any moment now. 1.15am BST Mexico’s health ministry on Friday reported 6,196 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections and 522 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 623,090 cases and 66,851 deaths.The...
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Super Mario 3D All-Stars Pre-Order Guide: Release Date, Price, Retailers, and More

Pre-Order Super Mario 3D All-Stars | $60 | Amazon, Best Buy, WalmartRead more...
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Joe Biden Touts Endorsement From the Guy Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan

Joe Biden can, once again, fuck off. After spending months making overtures to environmental organizers about how he’s listening to them, creating a task force with Green New Deal-backing Sanders supporters and strengthening some parts of his climate plan, the Democratic presidential nominee seems to be taking that…Read more...
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Sorry, That PS5 Is A Cake

Last night, streaming platform Twitch held the first Chat Choice Awards, allowing viewers to vote for their favorite games live. It also teased the audience with what appeared to be a PlayStation 5, which sat in the background for two hours before finally being revealed to be an exceptionally large, elaborate cake.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil records 50,000 cases in 24 hours as death toll passes 125,000

Brazil total cases near 4.1m; no widespread vaccination until mid-2021, says WHO; Cuba welcomes first plane of tourists in months;Italy reports biggest rise since 2 MayDiarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of coronavirus in childrenCDC’s autumn vaccine hint fuels fears of pressure from TrumpWestern Australia refuses to sign up to open borders by Christmas 11.27pm BST Police in the Australian state of Victoria have warned people not to attend anti-lockdown protests planned across Melbourne o...
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Large Study Finds Link Between Hair Dye And a Certain Type of Breast Cancer

A new large population study looks to clarify the theorized connection between hair dye and cancer. The study found no link between ever using hair dye and an increased risk of most types of cancer in women. However, it did find a possible relationship between hair dye and certain forms of breast cancer, ovarian…Read more...
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Hundreds of ancient mammoth skeletons were found buried under the site of a future airport in Mexico

Ruben Manzanilla Lopez of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, shows the skeleton of a mammoth that was discovered in the construction site of Mexico City's new airport in the Santa Lucia military base, on September 3, 2020. Marco Ugarte/AP Archaeologists in Mexico discovered a huge collection of mammoth skeletons buried under an airport construction site. At least 200 skeletons have already been unearthed, and many more await excavation.  Paleontologists think that stud...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Mexico, Trends, Ap, Canada, Mexico City, Archaeology, Honduras, Nicaragua, North America, Extinction, Paleontology, Ice Age, Institute

The Winamp Skin Museum Is X-Tremely Gnarly

At this moment, thousands of people around the world are booting up the just-released remaster of the classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game and hearing those plinking Primus riffs on the soundtrack for the first time in a couple of decades. If you’re one of the people who are about to spend the weekend going…Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of September 4, 2020

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Keep Pregnancy Tests Dumb

I love a good teardown as much as the next gadget nerd, but two teardowns of digital pregnancy tests on Twitter illustrate how “technology” for reproductive health often misses the mark.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Reproductive Health, Consumer Tech, Femtech, Pregnancy tests, Fertility Tech

HBO Max's Ad Plan Is a Disaster

As WarnerMedia gears up for the release of a planned ad model for its recently launched HBO Max product, its parent company has reportedly run into a number of problems—including the fact that absolutely no one wants ads on premium content, including some of HBO’s business partners.Read more...
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Every Laptop Coming This Fall

Just when it feels like the deluge of new laptops with Intel’s 10th-gen processors and Nvidia’s RTX Super graphics cards have finally trickled to a stop, Intel goes ahead and announces the launch of its 11th-gen Tiger Lake processor. You know, the one that’s actually a system-on-chip (SoC) with integrated RAM and…Read more...
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Prison Phone App Exposes Millions of Inmate Messages and Personal Data

As many incarcerated individuals are having their visiting privileges restricted due to the global pandemic, Telmate’s Getting Out app has become one of the only options that families separated by incarceration have to keep in touch. But according to research published today, hundreds of millions of intimate messages…Read more...
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Extreme heat and flooding are wiping out 70% of chili harvests in one of the largest pepper-growing regions in the world

The wholesale chili market in Kunri, Pakistan, is one of the largest in the world. Kashif Khan for Business Insider Today The town of Kunri, Pakistan, is famous for chili farming and is home to one of the largest chili markets in the world. But in recent years, extreme heat and flooding have destroyed much of farmers' harvests, impacting the livelihoods "of about 30,000 people," one trader said. Farmers expect to save just 30% of their chili crops this year — and that's after the coronavir...
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South and North Korea Are Bracing for Their Second Typhoon in a Week

Typhoon Maysak slammed South Korea early on Thursday and then made a second landfall in North Korea, killing at least two people, decimating homes, causing a power outage for a quarter million people and knocking over trees and telephone poles. Residents are still recovering, but they’ll have to stop and brace for …Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: no widespread vaccination until mid-2021, says WHO; cases rise across Europe

‘We need to see how safe it is,’ WHO stresses; Italy reports biggest rise since 2 May while Spain and France both report thousands of new casesDiarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of coronavirus in childrenCDC’s autumn vaccine hint fuels fears of pressure from TrumpWestern Australia refuses to sign up to open borders by ChristmasUK coronavirus updates – live 7.23pm BST Here is more from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden who accused President Donald Trump of failing to “feel” the e...
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Peloton's Plan to Meet Pandemic Demand: Cheaper Treadmill, Pricier Bike, and New Classes

As gyms and boutique fitness studios throughout much of the country remain closed to avoid becoming covid-19 hot spots, home workout equipment sales have skyrocketed. Peloton, maker of a popular connected bike and extremely expensive connected treadmill, has benefitted from the forced shift to home fitness. Now the…Read more...
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In response to BuzzFeed News’s statement that it will now primarily refer to QAnon as a “collective

In response to BuzzFeed News’s statement that it will now primarily refer to QAnon as a “collective delusion” instead of a “conspiracy theory,” the Gizmodo Copy Desk is making the decision to call QAnon “the future of the GOP.”Read more...
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Facebook’s Militia 'Mistake,' FCC’s Speech Police, and TikTok’s Secret Sauce

The never-ending battle over content moderation is only intensifying as we get closer to the 2020 elections and beyond. We’re trying out new formats to round up and summarize developments in this space—both in the interest of everyone’s sanity and to allow more time for the ramifications and context of the outcomes of…Read more...
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Space travel can lead to new motor skills but impaired vision, according to a new study of cosmonaut brains

US astronaut Jack Fischer smiles as a NASA medical staff member wipes his face shortly after he landed back on Earth in a Russian Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan, September 3, 2017. Sergei Ilnitsky/AFP/Getty Images A new study examined the brains of eight Russian cosmonauts seven months after they returned from the International Space Station. Their brains showed signs of new motor skills, but slightly weaker vision.  For some space travelers, those changes could be long-lasting. Visit Busines...
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'Stars and Stripes' Ordered to Stop Printing

USA Today reports that in a recent, previously unpublicized memo, the Pentagon’s acting director of Defense Media Activity, Col. Paul Haverstick (Army), ordered the publisher of Stars and Stripes to present a plan to discontinue its print publication by September 15.Read more...
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6 Times Women Joined Forces to Face Movie Horrors

Horror movies have been winnowing their casts down to a “final girl” since the 1970s. But as these more recent films show—on a list that includes two reboots of early slashers—the chances of survival are much greater when it’s a group of women instead... even if the dynamics within that group aren’t always peaceful.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Women, Relic, Annihilation, The Descent, The Host, Practical Magic, Black Christmas, Watch It Nerds, Times Women Joined Forces

Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial—But We Don't Know Yet if It Really Works

New research released on Friday is the first bit of evidence supporting a vaccine for covid-19 being developed by scientists in Russia. The pair of early clinical trials suggest that the vaccine is safely tolerated and can create an immune response to the coronavirus that causes covid-19 in people. But as with other…Read more...
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UK police deal with thousands of potential Covid-19 quarantine breakers

Exclusive: Britain approaching ‘pivotal moment’ in attempt to avoid surge in cases, scientists say Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice forces across the country are dealing with thousands of potential violations of quarantine rules involving holidaymakers who may not be self-isolating after trips abroad, the Guardian can reveal.The requests for “further action” have been raised by Border Force officials and public health authorities, who have been tasked with ensur...
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Drone Makes It Rain Weed in Tel Aviv

A drone over Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square dropped hundreds of bags of weed on Thursday, setting off a mad scramble by onlookers to stock up, the Jerusalem Post reported.Read more...
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