The Most Apocalyptic Photos From the West Coast Fires This Week

The West Coast is burning, and it’s still not under control. There are now three states—California, Washington state and Oregon—battling raging wildfires, which have left a trail of destruction in their wake and, in some cases, have literally changed the color of the sky. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Oregon, Wildfires, West Coast, Washington State, Extreme Weather, Westcoast, California Washington

Coronavirus live news: illegal protests held in Melbourne; France rules out second lockdown

Cases continue to surge in western Europe; Victoria sees one of its lowest totals for months; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKMelbourne care home charged patient even when she was in hospitalBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks 3.25am BST There has been a correction to NSW’s earlier alerts about Covid cases on a Sydn...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Sydney, Brazil, Victoria, Melbourne, Trump, Woodward, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

25 Years Ago We Got Genre's Most Unapologetic Heroine

Inevitably a cool lady appears on screen with a sweet outfit, a wry smile, and this sense that she is not to be fucked with wrapped around her like a cloak. While women aren’t on the top of the call sheet as often as men in genre film and television, there are a lot more women there now than before, and despite them…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mythology, Hercules, Lgbtq, Nostalgia, Kevin Sorbo, Rob Tapert, Lucy Lawless, Greek Mythology, Xena Warrior Princess, Renee Oconnor

China Would Rather See TikTok Go the Way of Vine Than Bow to U.S. Pressure: Report

The international game of chicken between China and the Trump administration over TikTok is starting to feel like an episode of “The Bachelor” at this point, with suitors like Microsoft, Twitter, and Walmart competing for the app’s U.S. assets in the face of a possible ban. Apparently, though, China would rather…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, China, Walmart, Donald Trump, Trump, Microsoft Twitter, Trump Administration, President Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok, Tick Tock Tiktok

A COVID-19 outbreak unfolded in Virginia after ICE flew immigration detainees there so agents could be shipped to the nation's capital in response to protests

Members of the D.C. National Guard stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as demonstrators participate in a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC Win McNamee/Getty Images The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency flew detainees to Virginia so federal agents could be deployed to Black Lives Matter protests in Washington, DC, in June, The Washington Post reported.  The immigration detainees were transferred to t...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, Immigration, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Arizona, Department Of Homeland Security, Black Lives Matter

Dem Congressional Nominee Abruptly Drops Out of Race Against QAnon Conspiracy Theorist

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the QAnon conspiracy theorist endorsed by Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for Congress in Georgia’s 14th district, was already more than heavily favored to win. Now it’s a virtual guarantee that she’ll walk into Congress next year with the dropout of her Democratic opponent in the race.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Congress, Social Media, Georgia, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, 2020 Election, QAnon, Marjorie Taylor Greene

Tuck Me Inside the Scorpion Machine

Reader, if I may, can I bend your ear for a moment?Read more...
Tags: Science, Workstation, Pc Gaming, Why Does It Look Like This, Cluven, Scorpion Machine

Scientists confounded by new findings on universe's mysterious dark matter

Dark matter, mysterious invisible stuff that makes up most of the mass of galaxies including our own Milky Way, is confounding scientists again, with new observations of distant galaxies conflicting with the current understanding of its nature. Research published this week revealed an unexpected discrepancy between observations of dark matter concentrations in three massive clusters of galaxies encompassing trillions of stars and theoretical computer simulations of how dark matter should be dis...
Tags: Science, Yale University, Priyamvada Natarajan

Technology creation ‘must reflect our diverse society if its to serve us all’: Lord Karan Bilimoria

CBI President Lord Karan Bilimoria will underscore the need for technology development to be truly representative of society if it is to deliver tangible benefits for ethnic communities, at the launch of the new CBI BAME in Tech Group. Lord Bilimoria will say with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in America, and around the world, has brought the potentially devastating consequences that bias can have into sharp focus. This bias extends to the way we innovate and develop tec...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Life, America, Tech, Cbi, House Of Lords, Black Lives Matter, BAME, Karan Bilimoria, CBI BAME, Tech Group Lord Bilimoria

Coronavirus live news: France rules out new lockdown as Victoria records 37 more cases

Cases continue to surge in western Europe; Australian sees one of its lowest totals for months; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKMelbourne care home charged patient even when she was in hospitalBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks 12.20am BST Hi all, it’s Naaman Zhou here, bringing you the latest coronavirus news from...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, France, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Victoria, Trump, Woodward, Naaman Zhou, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Facebook: Privacy Is Cool, but Have You Guys Heard of Money?

For a platform that likes to keep reminding us over and over and over again that it prizes our individual privacy, Facebook’s done a pretty piss-poor job of actually following through. Over the past few months, we’ve seen the company purposefully prevent any of us from opting out of this sort of data-mining machine,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, European Union, Internet Economics

Amazon Japan to Pay Nearly $19 Million to Suppliers, Seems Pretty Okay With It

Amazon Japan will pay around 1,400 suppliers a collective 2 billion yen, or about $18.85 million, for pushing the costs of discounts onto suppliers, the Japan Times reported yesterday. If you’re excited that Amazon had to cough up a couple million, so is Amazon, which arguably got off very easy. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Japan Times, Amazon Japan

Apple Updates App Store Rules Regarding Game Streaming, Still Doesn't Really Allow Game Streaming

Earlier today, Apple posted an update to its guidelines for the App Store including new language regarding game streaming that makes it appear as if game streaming services are technically allowed. However, in practice that doesn’t seem to be true.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Science, Streaming, Game Streaming, Consumer Tech, The App Store, Stadia, Xbox Game pass Ultimate, Apple Still Blocking Game Streaming Services

Debunked 'Antifa' Wildfire Rumors Spread on Facebook Overload 911, Spur Calls to Violence

By Thursday evening, more than 10 percent of Oregon’s 4.2 million residents were under an evacuation order, according to state estimates. Uncontained wildfires fueled by sustained global heating and extreme winds have burnt enormous swaths of land to a crisp, leaving the state’s air quality on par with some of the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Oregon, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Some People Say, Facebook Overload

Let's Talk About Death, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Death is one of the few things that unites everyone. Whether we fear it for ourselves or for our loved ones, odds are you think about death every day. That’s why it’s such a powerful tool in storytelling. The death, or potential death, of a character can instantly put everyone on the same emotional level. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Death, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Han Solo, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Rey, Skywalker, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker

The 10 Best Deals of September 11, 2020

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Mining Firm CEO Resigns After Razing an Australian Indigenous Site

Three executives from the mining company that detonated a 46,000-year-old  Indigenous Australian heritage site to expand an iron ore mine—and later insisted that it did nothing wrong—are leaving the company.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Mining, Rio Tinto, Indigenous Rights, Archaeology, Social Justice, Juukan Rock Shelters, Indigenous Heritage, First Australians

A design proposal calls for building the world's largest underwater habitat — a deep-sea version of the International Space Station

A rendering of Fabien Cousteau's proposed Proteus underwater habitat. Yves Béhar and Fuseproject Fabien Cousteau, grandson of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, has designed an underwater habitat that, would be the world's largest and most advanced. The design calls for a research station named Proteus 60 feet deep in the Caribbean, near Curaçao. If realized, Proteus could help scientists study the impacts of climate change and plastic pollution, among other aspects of marine biology. Cou...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Climate Change, Trends, Nasa, Inventions, Yves Behar, Oceans, International Space Station, Underwater, Caribbean, Curacao, Jules Verne, Jacques Cousteau, Cousteau

Funky Discrepancy Deepens Dark Matter Mystery

New research, in which empirical data failed to jibe with theoretical calculations, shows just how much physicists still have to learn about dark matter.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Galaxies, Dark Matter, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Computer Simulations

Conservative Media May Be Influencing People Not to Evacuate During Hurricanes

The climate crisis is making already dangerous weather worse. That means it’s more important than ever to listen to evacuation orders and get out of harm’s way whether its catastrophic fires or souped up hurricanes. But new findings suggest that when politicians and media personalities deny that fact, the effects can…Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Hurricane Season, Climate Denial, Rush Limbaugh, Pundits

Enable 2FA on Zoom's Mobile and Desktop Apps Right Now

Multi-factor authentication is one of the easiest ways to protect your accounts from unauthorized access or bad actors, but the security feature was noticeably missing on some devices in one of the most popular videoconferencing apps on the planet—and that’s a big problem.Read more...
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Save Big on Games and Accessories in Today’s Best PS4 Deals

Featured Deal: The Last of Us Part II | $50Read more...
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Scientists Flag 'Inconsistencies' in Russian Vaccine Study

A group of scientists is questioning the only available study so far supporting a controversial vaccine candidate for the coronavirus that causes covid-19, which is being developed by the Russian government. The group is claiming to have found “potential data inconsistencies” that make some of the findings highly…Read more...
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A design proposal calls for building the world's largest underwater habitat — a deep-sea version of the International Space Station

Fabien Costeau — grandson of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau — helped design a proposed habitat named Proteus that would sit 60 feet underwater.
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Jacques Cousteau, Fabien Costeau

Play or Pass? Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remastered

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remastered | $40 | AmazonRead more...
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California's Air Quality Is Poor. Here's How to Protect Yourself.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jennifer Krasner's 4-year-old daughter had been coughing for days. Krasner and her family live 20 minutes north of San Francisco, in Mill Valley, California, not close to any fire but wreathed in smoke nonetheless, with her house and car dusted with ash."I had to get her tested for COVID because she's been coughing so much," she said Thursday, "but it turned out her lungs were just irritated from all the smoke."Across San Francisco Bay to the southeast, in Alameda, Monic...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, Montana, San Francisco, Harvard University, New York Times, San Francisco Bay, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Henderson, Alameda, Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Krasner, University of Montana, Swain

Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Majors Discusses How Fear Is the Key to Atticus' Evolution

Lovecraft Country’s veteran hero, Atticus Freeman, barely has time to become re-acclimated to his surroundings after a tour in the Korean War before he’s thrust on a quest into the magical wilds of New England, where his father has been captured by a cult of white supremacists. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Interview, Racism, New England, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, HP Lovecraft, Jonathan Majors, Atticus Freeman, HBO Max

Fauci says Americans need to 'hunker down and get through this fall and winter,' or else play a game of whack-a-mole with the COVID-19 virus

Alex Brandon/AP Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the US needs to "hunker down and get through this fall and winter" until a vaccine arrives. He hopes a vaccine will become available later this year or early 2021. The US "didn't shut down nearly as much" as Europe, Fauci said, pointing to data on grocery-store visits, park visits, and workplace attendance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  American...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Australia, Cdc, US, Trends, Spain, Italy, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Harvard Medical School, Fauci, Lockdown, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Pentagon Official Warns About Chinese Drones Without Explaining Specific Security Risks (Again)

Ellen Lord, the top official at the Pentagon in charge of acquiring new technology, appeared on a virtual panel Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by small drones made by Chinese companies like DJI. And while it might seem self-evident to many people within the national security establishment that a…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, War, Drones, Dji, Pentagon, Weapons, Defense Department, New Cold War, UAS, Us Department Of Defense, Unmanned Aircraft, Uyghurs, Ellen Lord, Unmanned Aerial Systems

Does Trump Remember When He Wanted TikTok to Be Sold?

We may never understand why Donald Trump has decided to force the sale of TikTok’s US assets. More troublingly, his remarks on the matter, and its seemingly arbitrary deadline, indicate he may fully grasp the concepts of cause and effect, or of linear time.Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Donald Trump, Trump, Tiktok, Septembruary

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