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#TrackoftheDay: “The Cat With 2 Heads”

The AquabatsUSA (1997) This is the album with which I came on board the Aquabattalion. Insane frantic songs about fighting crime and/or sanity by guys in matching costumes? I was simply doomed to like this band. And when you throw in a song about mad science, it’s a mainstay of any Halloween playlist.
Tags: Music, Science, 32 Days of Halloween, Aquabats


Coronavirus live news: Germany sets daily case record, WHO says young people may not get vaccine until 2022

Macron tells France ‘we have to act’ ... WHO warns mass vaccination will not be fast, young people may have to wait to 2022 ... Merkel urges young Germans to fight Covid. Follow latest updatesFrench cities given curfew; Italy breaks March recordIMF urges governments to borrow to fight impact of Covid-19Barron Trump tested positive for coronavirus, Melania Trump revealsUK: ministers and north of England leaders clash over further restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.44am BST Germany...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, France, Germany, Iraq, America, Spain, World news, US news, Iran, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Sydney, Who


*FLUXX ANATOMY* Science Card Game

Age: 8+ Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 5-30 minutes Category: Card Gameschool Area: Science Price: $14 Publisher: Looney Labs Card games are my favorite kind – they’re short, easy to learn, and there are so many great ones! I have been hearing about Fluxx from friends and in Facebook groups for a while now, and there […]
Tags: Reviews, Crafts, Facebook, Games, Science, Homeschool, Fluxx, Gameschooling, Looney Labs Card


YouTube Now Says It Will Remove Videos Lying About Coronavirus Vaccines

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it will now be extending current rules about lies, propaganda, and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic to include misinformation about coronavirus vaccines.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Vaccines, Antivax, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Apple Finally Played Nice

With a cornucopia of services offering competitive pricing and ever more high-caliber originals, accessibility is key. Without support that meets viewers where they’re watching content, wherever or however that may be, a service may as well not exist. This is especially true for a company that wants its services to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus


WeWork ReWorked

Like a person cradling an ember in their palms for 14 gusty months, WeWork is clinging to the last hope of reviving WeWork. The We Company (the official name since January 2019) has announced that it’s changing its name back to WeWork, the “latest milestone in the company’s efforts to focus on its core product and…Read more...
Tags: Science, WeWork, Wegrow Wework Welive Wedie


Ending Covid-19 via herd immunity is 'a dangerous fallacy'

Prominent scientists sign open letter saying strategy is ‘unsupported by evidence’ Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe concept of ending the Covid pandemic through herd immunity is “a dangerous fallacy unsupported by scientific evidence”, say 80 researchers in a warning letter published by a leading medical journal.The international signatories of the open letter in the Lancet say the interest in herd immunity comes from “widespread demoralisation and diminishing tru...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Lancet, Coronavirus outbreak


Don't Let Amazon's Cheap Fashion Fool You

I have spent an ungodly amount of time the past two days on Amazon, curating this cursed blog of bad Prime Day deals. A lot of these terrible deals are on extremely ugly pieces of clothing that the seller likely just needed to get rid of. I screen-capped and dropped several of these examples into our Gizmodo Slack,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Clothing, Prime Day, Ive Lost My Goddamn Mind


Coronavirus live news: Paris introduces curfew, Barron Trump recovers from Covid

Macron tells France ‘we have to act’ ... WHO warns mass vaccination will not be fast, young people may have to wait to 2022 ... Merkel urges young Germans to fight Covid. Follow latest updatesFrench cities given curfew; Italy breaks March recordIMF urges governments to borrow to fight impact of Covid-19Barron Trump tested positive for coronavirus, Melania Trump revealsUK: ministers and north of England leaders clash over further restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.26am BST France...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, France, Iraq, Spain, World news, US news, Iran, United States, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Merkel


Your Preferred Music App Finally Has an iOS 14 Widget

I’ve tried—I have tried—to make Apple Music my default streaming app, but I always end up deferring to my trusty algorithm-generated Discover playlists on Spotify. When home screen widgets rolled out with iOS 14, Spotify was front of my mind as a great application for this iPhone feature.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Science, Widgets, Apple Music


The 10 Best Deals of October 14, 2020

Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body have a 1-in-10 chance of colliding in space on Thursday

An illustration of a rocket-body explosion in space. ESA A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body have a 10% chance of colliding Thursday night, according to satellite-tracking company LeoLabs. It's impossible to intervene to prevent a collision, since both objects are dead and can't be maneuvered. Satellite collisions can produce huge clouds of dangerous, high-speed space debris, which can threaten other spacecraft in Earth's orbit. Close approaches like this are becomi...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, China, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Satellites, Antarctica, Rockets, US Air Force, Soviet, Collision, Space Debris


Google Tries to Buy Journalists Off With Some Honestly Sweet New Tools

This morning Google announced it’s rolled out an entire suite of tools designed to make journalists’ jobs easier. Spotted by TechCrunch, Journalist Studio features 13 new tools that focus on things journalists of all different specialties do on a daily basis, like fact-checking, data-combing, and graph creation. While…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Data Visualization, Journalism, Fact Checking, Google Journalist Studio, Journalist Tools


This Is What Disinformation Looks Like

A front-page story published by the New York Post on Wednesday has supporters of President Donald Trump soiling their trousers with glee. The Post characterizes its story as casting doubt on Joe Biden’s claim that he and his son Hunter never discussed Hunter’s business dealings abroad. It is so riddled with holes that…Read more...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Science, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Hunter, 2020 Election, Im So Tired


Pokémon, NBA 2K21, Star Wars Jedi and More Highlight the Best Prime Day 2 Gaming Deals (That Are Actually at Best Buy)

Square in the middle of a generational shift in console gaming, this chance to save on new games and gear with Amazon Prime Day is perfect. Through today, you can save up to 50% on headsets, hard drives, controllers, and more, many of which are designed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, but you’ll be able to take…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Prime Day 2020, Pokémon NBA


Zoom Is Adding End-To-End Encryption to Your Endless Meetings

Zoom is adding end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to its popular videoconferencing platform, according to a post on the company’s website. The rollout will begin during the week of Oct. 19 and will add features created by a company it acquired in May, Keybase.Read more...
Tags: Science, Meetings, Zoom, Calls


This MIDI Controller Swaps Piano Keys for 39 Swiveling Joysticks

More often than not, MIDI controllers take the form of tiny keyboards with a limited number of plastic piano keys. If you know how to play the piano, they’re useful, but if you’re looking for a more creative way to express yourself musically, the Joyst JV-1 replaces piano keys with 39 joysticks from a video game…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Crowdfunding, Tech, Kickstarter, Instruments, Midi, Consumer Tech, Joyst, Joyst Jv 1


Coronavirus live news: France brings in 9pm curfew for Paris region and eight other cities

Public heath emergency declared in France; Italy sees 7,332 new cases; record new daily cases in Portugal, Switzerland, Iran and RussiaIran at breaking point as it fights third waveStudents to replace older teachers in Moscow amid record infectionsBerlin gives middle finger to anti-maskers in tourism agency adUK coronavirus – live updates 7.29pm BST Anyone violating a curfew to be imposed in major cities would be fined 135 euros, Macron said.While the curfew lasts, people would have to forge...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Italy, Moscow, Macron, Coronavirus outbreak, Portugal Switzerland Iran


Virgin Galactic readies first spaceflight from Spaceport America for ‘later this this fall’

Virgin Galactic is getting ready to fly its first mission to space from its Spaceport America facility in New Mexico. This is the site that the company will use to host all of its commercial flights, and making it to space from this launch locale is crucial to getting to that point. Earlier this year, Virgin Galactic successfully flew a number of tests of its SpaceShipTwo launch craft from New Mexico, but these didn’t include a trip to space. That launch, which will be performed by two of ...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceshiptwo, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spaceport, Outer Space, Stern, Spaceport America, Alan Stern


Nikon Just Gave its Full-Frame Z6 and Z7 Mirrorless Cams a Much-Needed Refresh

Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7, were more than respectable entries to the market. The Z6 even gave some of Sony’s cameras a run for their money when it came to video. Two years after launch, Nikon is giving its top two mirrorless cams a much needed revamped with the Z6II and Z7II.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Sony, Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon, Full Frame Cameras, Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7, Nikons Top Full Frame Mirrorless Get A Refresh, Nikon Z7ii, Nikon Z6ii


Newly Discovered Glowing Tardigrade Is Weirdly Resistant to Lethal Doses of UV Radiation

A newly discovered species of tardigrade that glows blue when exposed to ultraviolet light uses the powers of fluorescence as a protective shield, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microbiology, Tardigrades, Extremophiles, Glowing Wee Beasties


No, the World Health Organization Did Not 'Backflip' on Lockdowns

This week, President Trump became the latest and loudest voice to advance a narrative that’s picked up steam among bad-faith contrarians eager to downplay the covid-19 pandemic. The (inaccurate) story is that the World Health Organization has now suddenly changed its mind about lockdowns being useful. This is wrong on…Read more...
Tags: Science, World Health Organization, Trump, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Great Barrington Declaration, World Health Organization Did Not Backflip


This Halloween, I'll Be Ghostbusting With Egon's Old Wand

Many, many things make the Ghostbusters cool but near the top of the list has to be their gadgets. Ghost traps, PKE Readers, proton packs and, of course, their neutrona wands. That’s the Ghostbuster version of a gun which fires powerful streams that could grab a ghost and, well, bust it. It’s a key accessory if you…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Review, Hasbro, Sony Pictures, Ghostbusters, Nostalgia, Hasbro Pulse, Ghostbusters Afterlife, Old Wand


Conservatives Pull Google Into Their Plan to Let People Die

The Great Barrington Declaration is the latest fringe evidence conservatives are using to bolster the argument that the U.S. just needs to embrace getting infected with covid-19. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that White House officials are now citing the declaration, which calls for a brutal form of herd…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, New York Times, Trump, Ben Shapiro, Herd Immunity, Negligent Genocide, The Great Barrington Declaration


Amazon Workers Want Paid Time Off to Vote

We’ve already seen lines snaking as far as the eye can see and up to 11 hour waits for early voting, and, since the U.S. hasn’t made election day on a weekend or a national holiday like much of the rest of the civilized world, we’re left to the mercy of our bosses. So Amazon tech workers are petitioning the company…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Voting, Election


NASA loads 14 companies with $370M for ‘tipping point’ technologies

NASA has announced more than a third of a billion dollars worth of “Tipping Point” contracts awarded to over a dozen companies pursuing potentially transformative space technologies. The projects range from in-space testing of cryogenic tech to a 4G LTE network for the Moon. The space agency is almost always accepting applications for at least one of its many grant and contract programs, and Tipping Point is directly aimed at commercial space capabilities that need a bit of a boost. According...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace, United Launch Alliance, Sierra Nevada, Grants, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Masten Space Systems, SBIR, Masten, Astrobotic


Virgin Orbit aims for December for second attempt at orbital demonstration launch

Would-be small satellite launch service provider Virgin Orbit is aiming to redo its key orbital demonstration launch this December, which would be a remarkable turnaround after its attempt in March didn’t manage to reach orbit as the company had hoped. The company aims to offer low-cost launch services for small satellites, using its mid-air launch vehicle which is carried to a high altitude by a modified version of a traditional commercial jet. This launch will hopefully mark a first for Virgin...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Earth, Virgin, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Rocketry, Outer Space, Virgin Orbit, Dan Hart, LauncherOne, Small Satellite


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports highest daily rise in cases since start of pandemic; new restrictions in Portugal

Italy sees 7,332 highest new cases; record new daily cases in Portugal, Switzerland, Iran and Russia; Emmanuel Macron due to address France Iran at breaking point as it fights third waveStudents to replace older teachers in Moscow amid record infectionsBerlin gives middle finger to anti-maskers in tourism agency adUK coronavirus – live updates 6.24pm BST Ireland has reported 1,095 new confirmed cases of coronavirus - the highest daily number in the country since 10 April - and five new death...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, UK News, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Portugal, Moscow, Emmanuel Macron, France Iran, Coronavirus outbreak, Portugal Switzerland Iran


Audi's Video Projector Headlights Are Finally Available on 2021 Models

As electric cars become more common and less of a novelty, car makers are on the hunt for the next innovative feature to woo consumers. For Audi, that’s the company’s Digital Matrix LED headlights, which double as video projectors to intelligently illuminate the road ahead. Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Safety, Tech, Audi, Consumer Tech, Headlights, Video Projectors, Digital Matrix Led Headlights, Digital Matrix LED


Voter Registration in Virginia Extended After Last-Minute Technical Mishap

A federal judge in Virginia has extended voter registration through the end of Thursday after its online system became inaccessible just hours before the state due date on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported.Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Voting, Virginia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Voting Rights, Voter Registration, 2020 Election



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