Racist, Pro-Trump Zoombombers Invade Rep's Virtual Meeting With Newtown Residents

Racist infiltrators disrupted a virtual town hall organized by the re-election campaign of Rep. Jahana Hayes, the first Black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress, on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Misogyny, Politics, Science, Technology, Congress, Race, Racism, Connecticut, Zoom, Teleconferencing, Jahana Hayes, Zoombombing, Zoom Bombing

A New App Lets You Catalog Your Thoughts Like an Engineer

Bytebase, a new app by two Columbia University software engineers, promises to let you store your snippets, thoughts, and notes in a way that is instantly searchable and automatically organized.Read more...
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Netflix Thinks It's So Great You Don't Even Need to Check Out How Great It Is

If you haven’t yet subscribed to any of the major streaming services, first I have to ask: How have you avoided them? Second: You’ve missed the boat when it comes to trying the biggest names for free.Read more...
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Snag the Kindle Paperwhite for $45 off While You Can

Kindle Paperwhite | $85 | Amazon
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The New iPhone's Ceramic Shield Sounds Cool, But You Still Need a Case

I have to admit that when Apple showed off the Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro Max, I thought: “Damn. That looks real nice.” Too bad it belongs behind a case.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Cases, Screen Protectors, Iphone 12, Apple 2020 Iphone Event, Use A Phone Condom, Ceramic Shield

Coronavirus live news: restrictions tighten in Europe; antibody treatment trial paused

Netherlands and Russia report record daily cases; Eli Lilly says safety issue has suspended trials of LY-CoV555 drug; Emmanuel Macron set to announce new lockdown measures in France. Follow updates liveGlobal report: Russia reels from record rise in Covid infectionsUS: Dustin Johnson, world’s No 1 golfer, tests positiveFollow live updates from AustraliaTest and trace: which countries got it right?England: Keir Starmer urges PM to impose ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown 12.12am BST The US drugmaker...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Science, France, Russia, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Dustin Johnson, Biden, Keir Starmer, Donald Trump

Tardigrades' latest superpower: a fluorescent protective shield

Scientists identify a species that appears to absorb potentially lethal UV radiation and emit blue lightThe might be tiny creatures with a comical appearance, but tardigrades are one of life’s great survivors. Now scientists say they have found a new species boasting an unexpected piece of armour: a protective fluorescent shield. Related: Tardigrades: Earth’s unlikely beacon of life that can survive a cosmic cataclysm Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, India, World news, Zoology

Coronavirus live news: restrictions tighten across Europe; global cases near 38m

Netherlands and Russia report record daily cases; UK deaths highest since June; Emmanuel Macron set to announce new lockdown measures in France. Follow updates liveGlobal report: Russia reels from record rise in Covid infectionsUS: Dustin Johnson, world’s No 1 golfer, tests positiveFollow live updates from AustraliaTest and trace: which countries got it right?England: Keir Starmer urges PM to impose ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown 11.31pm BST The world’s number golfer, Dustin Johnson, has become ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, Russia, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Dustin Johnson, Keir Starmer, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 cases are surging in the Midwest and western states as the US enters what is expected to be a brutal fall/winter wave of the pandemic

Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the US, especially in Midwestern and western states.  Experts are concerned this is the start of a second wave of the outbreak as the fall and winter season sets in. At least 36 states have seen an upward trend of cases this week.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. States in the Midwest and western parts of the US are seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases as the experts anticipate the star...
Tags: Science, News, US, Los Angeles, Trends, North Dakota, New York Times, Healthcare, Arizona, Times, Anthony Fauci, Business Insider, Midwest, Sandra, Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine

Apple Finally Gave Us Baby-Handed Bastards What We Want

My great lament since I ripped the open the box to my iPhone 6 and found a giant and unpocketable beast resting in my tiny hands was that the era of the small phone was no more. It felt like we baby-handed people had been forced to pay some kind of small-hand tax: either we had to go with something cheaper and…Read more...
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Photos reveal penguin mummies discovered at an abandoned nesting site in Antarctica that are at least 800 years old

An 800-year-old Adélie penguin mummy from Cape Irizar, Antarctica, January 28, 2016. Courtesy of Steven Emslie Scientists found an abandoned Adélie penguin colony at Cape Irizar, off the south Antarctic coast, in 2016.  Penguins hadn't been seen in that part of Antarctica in over a century, but the nesting site had fresh bodies, as well as mummified corpses, bones, and poop. In a new study, a researcher report solving the mystery: The penguin remains had been buried under the ice for hundr...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Animals, Trends, Earth, Antarctica, Penguins, Ross, Mummies, Antarctic, Ross Sea, Adelie, Inexpressible Island, Aylin Woodward, Emslie

Apple Is Cutting Out an Obvious Source of E-Waste

It’s Apple Day, and for once, I don’t have to take on the usual role of climate journalists completely raining on the parade of people hypebeasting the new iPhone.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Useless Stuff, E Waste, Apple 2020 Iphone Event

Everything Apple Announced at Today's iPhone 12 Event

Well, folks, we’ve survived the second in what is looking like Apple’s multi-event series of fall product launches—with another presumably on the way before the year’s end. Today, Apple showed off its new line of iPhones and a miniature version of its expensive-as-hell HomePod that mercifully doesn’t pummel your…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Apple Event, Magsafe, HomePod, Iphone 12, HomePod Mini, Apple 2020 Iphone Event

Europe's dramatic spike in coronavirus cases is what happens when reopening meets 'pandemic fatigue'

Londoners wear masks on the Tube. Getty Coronavirus cases are rising across Europe, particularly among younger groups, the World Health Organization said Monday. With many European nations reopening bars, restaurants, and schools, young people have more opportunities to socialize. But people may also be experiencing "pandemic fatigue" that encourages them to exercise riskier behavior, according to a recent WHO report.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Scientists warned t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Sweden, France, Germany, Trends, United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Morgan Stanley

Facebook's New Anti-Vaxx 'Ban' Has an Ad-Sized Loophole

As folks in the U.S. start to meander into flu season, Facebook decided that now’s the time to formally issue a “ban” on ads that discourage its users from getting vaccinated. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Advertising, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, The Bare Minimum

Catholic Church Sets 15-Year-Old Programmer on the Path to Sainthood

There are a lot of candidates for the most cyberpunk event of 2020. How about a drive-thru strip club with gas masks to protect the dancers from a pandemic? Or maybe covid-19 testing sites sponsored by Pepsi. Or a president shifting his duties to social media as he’s quarantined with an infectious disease. The list…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vatican, Catholic Church, Pepsi, Sainthood, Carlo Acutis, Cyber Saints

Le Creuset's Enameled Cast Iron Pot Is 40% Off For Prime Day

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Pot | $180 | Amazon Read more...
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AMC Says Its Cash Might Run Out by the End of the Year

Theater chain AMC might be totally broke by the end of 2020 and require “additional sources of liquidity or increases in attendance levels” to survive, the company disclosed in financial filings on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Movies, Film, Amc, Cinema, Cinemark, Regal Cinemas, Pandemic, Movie Theaters, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

The New $50 Beats Flex Promises an AirPods-Like Experience for Less

In all the excitement of Apple’s iPhone 12 announcement, you’ll be forgiven for missing a small detail: The new iPhones will ship without a pair of wired earbuds in the box. That means if you don’t have already have a pair laying around, you’ll have to buy some ‘buds. Conveniently, Apple-owned headphone maker Beats…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Headphones, Beats, Apple 2020 Iphone Event

It's a Nice Day for a Strike

Prime Day is upon us, an international holiday on which Amazon lures consumers with low, low prices for shit they don’t need, and advocacy groups plead with those same potential customers to think of the outrageous tax avoidance, union-busting, hazardous and potentially deadly working conditions, and the…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Verdi, Prime Day

Why Republicans haven't passed a new COVID-19 stimulus bill — putting them at odds with Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves his office and walks to the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Republican-led Senate has not passed a new coronavirus relief bill since April 21. While additional spending remained on the back burner over the summer, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw the GOP spring into action to confirm a replacement and tilt the ideological balance of the Supreme Court before Election Day...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Economy, Analysis

The Only Thing More Exciting Than Borat 2 Is Saving $600 on a 4K Laser Projector to Watch It With MY WIFE

Vava 4K UHD Laser TV Projector | $2,200 | AmazonRead more...
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From a Tiger Hugging a Tree to Pallas’ Cats Frolicking, These Are This Year’s Top Nature Photos

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton announced the winners of the 2020 prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. It was the Natural History Museum in London’s 56th time holding the annual contest, which shows the world’s best snapshots of nature and wildlife. The winners in years past…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Wildlife, Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Natural History Museum, Museum of Natural History, Pallas

Eli Lilly Pauses Covid-19 Antibody Trial Over Safety Concerns

Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is the latest to temporarily halt one of its covid-19 clinical trials. The Phase III trial, involving an experimental antibody treatment for patients with the viral illness and sponsored by the federal government, was paused due to a “potential safety concern,” according to government…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fda, Antibodies, Eli Lilly, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Eli Lilly Pauses Covid

I Love Han Solo (in Waffle Form), and He Knows

Star Wars fans are known for taking their obsessions to absolutely ridiculous levels. Sometimes, that means buying an unnecessary rug. Other times it’s much less practical, like buying a novelty waffle maker for no good reason whatsoever. Read more...
Tags: Food, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Carbonite, Han Solo, Lucasfilm, Kitchen Gadgets, Waffles, Empire Strikes Back, Wafflemaker

Record-Breaking Bird Just Flew Nonstop From Alaska to New Zealand

A conservation group has tracked a migration for the ages, in which a male bar-tailed godwit flew from Alaska to New Zealand without taking a single break. Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Alaska, New Zealand, Animal Behavior, Birdmodo, Extreme Migrations, Bar Tailed Godwits

This is the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Max

Ok, it’s finally time, Apple’s big iPhone announcement day is, so here’s what’s new with the iPhone 12. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Consumer Tech, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, Apple 2020 Iphone Event, This Is The Iphone 12

Photoshop Contest: What's Amy Coney Barrett Doodling?

Here we are on day two of the largely foregone conclusion that is the Senate confirmation process of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. What a fucking nightmare.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Senate, Amy Coney Barrett, This Place Sucks Ass, Photoshop Contests, Amy Coney Barrett Doodling

Forget the iPhone SE: Apple Just Announced the iPhone 12 Mini, and It's Actually Small

When Apple rebooted the iPhone SE earlier this year, fans of small phones were disappointed. The original was a teensy phone, and the SE simply puts a small display in a larger body. Well, folks, your time has come: The iPhone 12 Mini is here, and it is actually, legitimately small.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Iphone12, iPhone 12 mini, Apple 2020 Iphone Event

It's Not AirPower, but Apple Does Have a Wireless Charger For Your Phone and Watch

MagSafe is now on the iPhone, and that means Apple has a new charger that will juice up both your iPhone and your Apple Watch. It doesn’t quite live up to the promise of AirPower, but it’s close enough.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Wireless Charging, Magsafe, Airpower, Apple 2020 Iphone Event, Duocharger

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