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National Guard Cracks Down on String of Cyberattacks in Louisiana Ahead of Election: Report

The Louisiana National Guard stepped in to thwart a series of cyberattacks after several government offices across the state were targeted in recent weeks, according to a Friday Reuters report.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ransomware, Cyber Attack, Louisiana, Cyberattacks, Reuters, National Guard, Louisiana National Guard, 2020 Election, 2020 Presidential Election


Take a Break From the Doom and Look at These Rad Starlings

Although your first instinct when you see these photos might be, “Oh god,” we promise that it’s not an upcoming extreme weather event or some alien species coming to invade Earth. (Given that it’s 2020, you’re forgiven for thinking anything that’s not obviously good is probably horrific.) In fact, these are actually…Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Starlings, Murmuration, Birdmodo


NASA is rushing to hold onto its first sample of asteroid dust before too much leaks into space: 'Time is of the essence'

A rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu, composed of images captured by NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft over a four-hour period on December 2, 2018. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft briefly landed on an asteroid called Bennu on Tuesday to collect samples of its rock. But now a valve on the probe's sample-collecting arm won't close, and the bits of asteroid it grabbed are floating away. The team is frantically trying to store the asteroid dust in a safer place be...
Tags: Science, News, Time, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rex, Asteroid, Spacecraft, Lauretta, Bennu, Mount Doom, Science Mission Directorate, Dante Lauretta, Osiris-Rex, Thomas Zurbuchen


The US's third coronavirus surge could be the deadliest yet — 4 charts show a troubling trend

A man drops his daughter off at the Lincoln-Hancock Community School in Quincy, Massachusetts on September 17, 2020. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in the US for the third time as winter approaches. The US reported more than 60,000 daily cases, on average, this week — a roughly 40% increase since the start of October. Deaths haven't risen as dramatically yet, but experts predict the third surge could be the deadliest. The US leads the world...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, France, India, Brown University, US, Trends, United States, Italy, Boston Globe, Johns Hopkins University, UK France, Christopher Murray, Quincy Massachusetts


Feds Say 19-Year-Old With a Van Full of Rifles Plotted to Kill Joe Biden, Posted About It on iFunny

Among the reasons a federal judge ruled that 19-year-old Alexander Hillel Treisman should remain in custody while he awaits trial on child pornography charges: He conveyed his intent to assassinate Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden in a meme he posted online, according to prosecutors.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Elections, Science, Technology, Crime, Social Media, Joe Biden, Election, Assassination, 2020 Election, Alexander Hillel Treisman


Overstuffed Nasa spacecraft Osiris-Rex losing particles after bingeing on Bennu

After an asteroid encounter, scientists scrambled to minimize the loss of space rocks as the craft belched rubbleA Nasa spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said on Friday. Related: Nasa Osiris-Rex spacecraft lands on asteroid Bennu in mission to collect dust Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, Nasa, Bennu


Coronavirus live news: Vaccine trial restarts as cluster worsens in Victoria, Australia

Dr Fauci says White House task force meeting less despite rising infection rates; WHO warns of ‘exponential’ rise in cases. Follow updates 12.31am BST The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, will provide his daily update at 11.30am AEDT today.It’s the last update before tomorrow’s expected announcement of the further easing of restrictions in the state. 12.29am BST Australia’s ABC has reported the principal of the child who attended the East Preston Islamic College in Melbourne while infe...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, White House, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Victoria Australia, Fauci, Coronavirus, East Preston Islamic College


Coronavirus live news: Brazil's death toll reaches 156,000; Wales 'firebreak' lockdown begins

Spain stops short of curfew; non-essential shops and restaurants in Wales shut for two weeks; Italy reports nearly 20,000 new casesHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdown 11.26pm BST The Australian state of Victoria has reported seven new cases of Covid-19 overnight.Despite...
Tags: New York, Science, Wales, New York City, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, Infectious Diseases, Italy, United Nations, Brazil, Bill De Blasio, Victoria


Senate Republicans' Bullshit Talking Points on Their Section 230 Bill, Debunked

The GOP-controlled Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing next week on Big Tech, and it’s called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify. Republicans on the committee have made it abundantly clear that their intent is to grill the CEOs over a conspiracy…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Senate, Gop, Jack Dorsey, First Amendment, Sundar Pichai, Senate Commerce Committee, Section 230, Content Moderation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Google


Edit Audio and Video Like a Text Document With Descript

Learning to edit video and audio is tough, and complicated software interfaces don’t make things any easier. If that rings true for your editing experience, you may want to try Descript, a desktop video and audio editing program for Windows and Mac that transcribes videos and lets you trim, rearrange, and even update…Read more...
Tags: Science, Podcasting, Video Editing, Transcription, Descript, Audio Editing


Here, Play With This Quantum Puppet

This week, Colorado-based startup ColdQuanta announced it has put “quantum matter on the cloud.” Which means—what exactly? To unpack this perfect pairing of buzz phrases: By “quantum matter,” ColdQuanta is referring to a collection of tens of thousands of rubidium atoms, cooled to near absolute zero. “On the cloud” …Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Quantum Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Bose Einstein Condensates, ColdQuanta


Just in Time for 'Slaughter Phase,' Scientists Find First Murder Hornet Nest in the U.S.

Entomologists in Washington have confirmed the existence of a nest of Asian giant hornets, more fondly known as murder hornets. The nest is the first such breeding ground discovered in the United States, confirming fears that the invasive species could become established and severely threaten the country’s fragile bee…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Bees, United States, Invasive Species, Insects, Honey Bees, Asian giant hornet, Murder Hornets


Even in Death, Quibi's Legal Troubles Continue

Quibi’s leadership has finally plugged the plug on a streaming service for which failure has for months seemed like an inevitability. But if Quibi’s founders believed the company’s legal troubles would vanish along with the service itself, Eko would like to inform Quibi otherwise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Regret, Streaming, Consumer Tech, Eko, Streaming Wars, Quibi


Tesla Recalls Almost 30,000 Cars From China, Citing Suspension Issues

Tesla’s issues with faulty production and inconsistent quality extend outside the U.S. market: As first reported by Bloomberg, the automaker is set to recall close to 30,000 of its imported Model S and Model X cars from China, citing problems surrounding the vehicle’s suspension systems.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, China, Tesla, Bloomberg, Model S, Model X, Quality Control, Tesla Recalls Almost


How to Customize Your iPhone Home Screen

At long last, iPhone owners can finally customize their home screens with widgets. (Android users, feel free to skip—y’all have had this feature for years.) After you install iOS 14, you can deck out your iPhone with fresh icons, wallpaper, and widgets for a fully personalized look. Here’s how to get started.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Consumer Tech, Quick Fix, Ios 14


Mass Among Us Hack Forces Players To Advertise Hacker's YouTube Channel, Trump

Unprecedented, globe-spanning popularity is cool and all, but it comes with drawbacks. The three-person development team behind AOC-approved deception sensation Among Us has been struggling with hacking issues for quite some time, but late last night, one particular hack forced their hand.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Cheating, Pc, Hacks, Hackers, Kotakucore, Aoc, Among Us, Innersloth, YouTube Channel Trump


Universal mask wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this third coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country were to wear masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly 60% of Americans say they always ...
Tags: Chris Christie, Science, London, News, Australia, White House, US, Trends, United States, New York Times, New Jersey, The Times, New Zealand, Columbia University, Louisiana, Donald Trump


Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this 3rd coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country wore masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 60% of Americans say they always wear ...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, Science, London, News, Supreme Court, Australia, White House, US, Trends, United States, New York Times, New Jersey, The Times, New Zealand, Columbia University


No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

A British Black Silver Tabby adult male cat is judged at the 42nd "Supreme Cat Show" in Birmingham, England on October 27, 2018. Oli Scarff/Getty Images During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Cats, California, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Trump, Wind Turbines


A Wife Reviews: Watching Her Husband Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

My knowledge of American pop culture from summer 2006 to fall 2013 is hazy, at best. Those were the years I lived abroad in Tokyo, first as a broke college student and then an underpaid journalist. Illegally torrenting films while dodging Japan’s internet police was my main method of movie-watching, which meant I had…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Science, Tokyo, Borat, Amazon Prime Video, Borat 2, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Im Wife


Scientists Challenge Recent Discovery of a Biosignature on Venus

A bombshell study from last month made the extraordinary claim of finding a type of molecule on Venus associated with life. An independent re-evaluation of the methods used in the paper has reached an entirely different conclusion, finding “no statistical evidence” for the biomarker.Read more...
Tags: Science, Venus, Astrobiology, Habitability, Planetary Science, Biosignatures, Phosphine


On Big, Beautiful Windows

The president has riffed on many a bizarre subject from his toilet-flushing habits to his appearance under LED lightbulbs. But Donald Trump has a new target in his unending war of grievances against modernizing how we live: windows.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Debates, 2020 Election, I Cant Believe Were Talking About Windows


The Crown Tundra Has Brought the Best Dad to Pokémon Sword and Shield

While the Pokémon franchise has never really featured stories in which the protagonists’ dads are around (with Norman of Petalburg City being the one big exception), the games have never been short on father figures who, depending on the generation you’re playing, act as either guiding mentors like Professor Oak or as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Pokemon, Norman, Pokémon Sword and Shield, The Crown Tundra, Petalburg City


The Most Important Climate Ballot Initiatives to Watch on Election Day

The presidential race may be sucking up all the climate oxygen at the national level, but it’s far from the only place climate is on the ballot. This election is full of existential choices down the ballot, with tons of crucial Senate, House, and local fights, too. Read more...
Tags: Science, Election 2020, Senate House, Climate Policy, Ballot initiatives


Cops Turn to Canadian Phone-Tracking Firm After Infamous 'Stingrays' Become 'Obsolete'

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are scrambling to secure funding for new cellphone-tracking equipment after the maker of the controversial “Stingray” device quietly announced last year it would no longer sell equipment directly to local law enforcement.Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Surveillance, United States, Civil Liberties, Stingrays


American Cops Turn to Canadian Phone-Tracking Firm After Infamous 'Stingrays' Become 'Obsolete'

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are scrambling to secure funding for new cellphone-tracking equipment after the maker of the controversial “Stingray” device quietly announced last year it would no longer sell equipment directly to local law enforcement.Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Surveillance, United States, Civil Liberties, Stingrays


The 10 Best Deals of October 23, 2020

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Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


Corsair's Pricey K100 RGB Looks and Feels Like Lightning in a Bottle

At some point, Corsair is going to run out of upgrades to cram into its top-of-the-line keyboards, but it seems that time hasn’t arrived quite yet. That’s because by taking its previous high-end keyboard and upgrading it with new optomechanical switches and adding a new control wheel, the Corsair K100 has created a…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Peripherals, Keyboards, Corsair, Consumer Tech, Gaming Keyboards, iCUE, K100 RGB, Corsair K100 Rgb Review


Everybody’s Making Sourdough in 2020 But My Sister's Is the Nerdiest

There are a few universal truths in this world. Water is wet, the Earth is round, and there will always be things your siblings do better than you. In my case, my older sister Christine Elderkin-Campos bakes delicious homemade sourdough. As if that weren’t enough, she’s also taken to stenciling her creations with…Read more...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Earth, Bread, Game Of Thrones, Siblings, Baking, Yeast, Christine Elderkin Campos


Coronavirus live news: Wales 'firebreak' lockdown begins; Spanish PM says cases closer to 3m

Pedro Sanchez stops short of curfew; non-essential shops and restaurants in Wales shut for two weeks; Italy reports nearly 20,000 new casesHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdownUK coronavirus updates – live 6.11pm BST Wales has officially gone into lockdown as of 6pm (GMT)...
Tags: Science, Wales, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Paris, Italy, Dublin, Pedro Sanchez, Coronavirus, BelgiumCzech, AP HP



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