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Hackers Deface Trump's Campaign Website

Cryptocurrency-loving hackers defaced the Trump campaign website for about 30 minutes today. The hackers complained of the President’s tendency to spread fake news and asked visitors to send cryptocurrency to one of two anonymous addresses.Read more...
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A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has captured the planet's colorful electrical outbursts — sprites and elves — for the first time

An illustration of the lightning phenomenon known as a sprite on Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI NASA's Juno spacecraft has discovered that Jupiter's atmosphere produces lightning-like electrical outbursts called transient luminous events. On Earth, these colorful lights occur during thunderstorms, when lightning strikes produce red tendrils called sprites or glowing disks called elves high above the clouds. Scientists predicted that Jupiter would have sprites and elves too, since it has li...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Lightning, Jupiter, Solar System, Juno, Giles, NASA JPL Caltech, Journal of Geophysical Research, Sprites, Morgan McFall Johnsen


Covid-19 May Cause 'Significant' Declines in Cognitive Function, According to Survey of Patients

A study of more than 84,500 people backs prior indications that surviving the novel coronavirus may be associated with potentially serious cognitive deficits, Reuters reported on Tuesday. While the new study, which is based on an online survey, has some major limitations, other research has found that covid-19 can…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Brain, Neurology, Reuters, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


This App Turns Designs Into Working Code

Creating apps from prototypes is a huge problem. Dragging boxes around a screen and picking fonts is hard enough. Then, once the designer is done, a coder has to plug all of that in to a back end.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Coding, Anima


A rare Blue Blood Moon rises on Halloween. Here's what that means.

The full moon sets behind trees in the Taunus region near Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, May 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Michael Probst/AP Photo A Blue Blood Moon — the second full moon this October — rises in the night sky on Halloween.  People across North America and Europe have used full moons to track the seasons and months for thousands of years. Here are some of the names they've used for each month's full moon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Blue Blood ...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, News, Maryland, Massachusetts, Trends, Earth, Features, Atlantic, Moon, North America, New England, Iau, Hunter, Charlie Baker


This Smartwatch Has a Baffling Price

Your average smartwatch brand usually puts out at least two types of watches: a premium flagship smartwatch, and a more cost-conscious alternative with about 75% of the flagship’s features. Samsung does it (Galaxy Watch 3 and the Galaxy Watch Active2), Fitbit does it (Fitbit Sense and Versa 3), and now with the Apple…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Samsung, Smartwatches, Commerce, Consumer Tech, Who Priced You Because They Effed Up, Zepp E, Zepp E Review


Rich Countries Are Sending Millions of Dirty Old Cars to Poorer Nations

Transitioning to cleaner cars—including policies to ramp up electrification—will be key to addressing climate change. But a new United Nations report sheds light on the need for more regulation on the cars we send overseas, too.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, United Nations, Used Cars, Exports, Climate Justice


Asteroid Apophis Could Still Hit Earth in 2068, New Measurements Suggest

Only a small handful of objects are known to pose a serious threat to Earth, and the gigantic asteroid Apophis is one of them. Scientists are now re-evaluating its potential to strike our planet in 48 years, owing to improved observations of the problematic asteroid.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Physics, Astrophysics, Near Earth Objects, Apophis, Dangerous Rocks, Yarkovsky Effect


Claw Grip Your Way Around the Best Xbox Series X (and Series S) Accessories

I’m not crying, you’re crying! That’s my elementary response whenever someone notices how distraught I am that the Xbox Series X is still so hard to come by. I haven’t gotten my pre-order in yet, a real shame considering we’re just a few weeks out from launch. With an Xbox One X that still plays everything I want, I’m…Read more...
Tags: Science, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


A timeline of Trump's statements about the coronavirus, juxtaposed with new cases throughout the pandemic

President Donald Trump looks on as Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks. AP Photo/Alex Brandon President Trump has made contradictory and false statements about the coronavirus pandemic since January. The chart below provides a timeline of some of Trump's statements, juxtaposed with daily rates of new COVID-19 cases in the US.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US is seeing its biggest-ever surge of coronavirus cases. On Friday, the country recorded 83,128 new cases, breaking the...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Analysis, New Hampshire, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Bob Woodward, South Lawn, Alex Brandon, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Russia enacted a national mask mandate. Trump still won't do so, though it could save an estimated 63,000 lives.

Police officers in face masks patrol the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, in May 2020. Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Russia has introduced a national mask mandate. A Russian agency announced Tuesday that citizens must wear masks in public places, including parking garages, elevators, and public transportation.  Research has shown that masks prevent coronavirus transmission. The US has yet to issue a nationwide mask mandate, though public-health ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Masks, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, South Dakota


Russia enacted a national mask mandate. Trump still won't do so, though it could save an estimated 130,000 lives.

Police officers in face masks patrol the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, in May 2020. Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Russia has introduced a national mask mandate. A Russian agency announced Tuesday that citizens must wear masks in public places, including parking garages, elevators, and public transportation.  Research has shown that masks prevent coronavirus transmission. The US has yet to issue a nationwide mask mandate, though public-health ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Masks, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, South Dakota


45 Is the New 50 When It Comes to Colorectal Cancer Screening

A panel of public health experts is set to recommend that people get screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 45—five years earlier than their current recommendation. The proposed change is due to mounting evidence that colon cancer is becoming more common among younger people.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer Screening, Colon Cancer


Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach

If you’ve ever tried to hit the gym after a heavy meal, you probably know that it doesn’t feel great and you probably wish you’d just skipped the pre-workout snack. But that doesn’t mean you should workout on a totally empty stomach. Here’s why you’re probably better off fueling up before you go for a run or crank out…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Fitness, Weight Loss, Running, Exercise, Weightlifting, Lifehacks, Cardio, Body Science


The 10 Best Deals of October 27, 2020

Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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My Hero Academia's Biggest Rivals Look Back on Heroes Rising's Wild Journey

You might be forgiven for thinking that we last saw the heroes of UA’s legendary Class 1-A on the big screen a few years ago at this point. But no: it just feels like it. The release of Funimation’s My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising was one of the last Normal Things to happen before 2020 decided to 2020 itself all over…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Animation, Anime, Superheroes, UA, Funimation, My Hero Academia, Voice Acting, Justin Briner, Clifford Chapin, My Hero Academia Heroes Rising


5 startup theses that will transform the 2020s

I wrote a call to action for the tech community to dive deeper into the future of innovation this coming decade. Where are some of the hot spots going to come from though? Below, I have assembled a very loose set of five clusters broadly categorized into “wellness,” “climate,” “data society,” “creativity,” and “fundamentals” that offer some scaffolding for understanding what’s about to come this decade and how and any entrepreneur — really, any citizen — can start to build progress. Let’s move...
Tags: Startups, Science, California, America, Tech, Earth, Ian Forsyth Getty, Peloton Mirror, Jacobs Stock Photography


Wolfman's Got Nards Explores How The Monster Squad Finally Became a Hit

In 1987, Hollywood released the Avengers of Universal Monsters. A film about a group of normal kids who had to fight Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Almost no one saw it.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Interview, Documentary, Ryan Gosling, Monsters, Avengers, Nostalgia, Fred Dekker, Shane Black, The Monster Squad, André Gower, Wolfmans Got Nards, Universalmonsters, Henry Mccomas


Google Says It Is Prohibiting Political Ads for a Week After November 3

Google, like Facebook, is banning all ads related to the 2020 elections for a week after Nov. 3, the company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Voting, Advertising, Joe Biden, Ads, Election, Donald Trump, Nov, Voter Fraud, Political Ads, 2020 Election, Vote By Mail, Mail In Ballots


One of Google's Go-To Law Firms Hit With Data Breach

A major immigration law firm responsible for screening Google’s recruits from outside the US has confirmed it suffered a breach that exposed the personal details on an untold number of the tech giant’s current and former employees.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Immigration, US, Data Breaches


Put Your Ear to the Best Smart Speakers Worth Buying, According to Reviewers

Featured Product: Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) | $50Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Speakers, Smart Home, Smart Speakers


*FICKLE FISH* Card Game

I love finding games that preschool aged kids can play together or with slightly older siblings – anything that helps them be independent and play quietly while learning and having fun is the best possible thing in my life!  Fickle Fish is a fun card game that is perfect for early elementary and preschool aged […]
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Coronavirus live news: France reports highest death toll since April; Italy deaths highest since mid-May

France deaths jump to 523; Italian death toll on Tuesday is 221; Germany could hit 20,000 daily cases soonGlobal survey shows widespread disapproval of Covid responseGlobal report: Italian police use tear gas to disperse anti-lockdown rallyPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsUK coronavirus updates - live 7.24pm GMT Wisconsin has broken one-day state records in Covid-19 deaths and cases as state officials told resi...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Wisconsin, Francis, Coronavirus, André Chassaigne


Let’s move beyond 2020 and start thinking about the 2020s

Seasonality is critical for the media. End-of-year wrap-ups, best books for the summer, things to do this weekend — they’re all methods to note not only the passage of time, but also to begin to set the tone for what is about to come. Everyone covered the end of the 2010s with aplomb, a decade that, at least in tech, was filled with huge milestones, including some of the largest startup IPOs of all time and also some of the worst lows we’ve ever seen — frauds and product snafus that were larger ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, EC, Vannevar Bush


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports highest death toll since mid-May; Algerian president in hospital

Italian death toll on Tuesday is 221; Algerian president was self-isolating after contact with Covid patient; Germany could hit 20,000 daily cases soonGlobal survey shows widespread disapproval of Covid responseGlobal report: Italian police use tear gas to disperse anti-lockdown rallyPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsUK coronavirus updates - live 6.20pm GMT US president Donald Trump acknowledged on Tuesday that ...
Tags: Science, White House, Germany, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, House Of Representatives, Italy, Nancy Pelosi, Francis, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


The Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover Gives Your Stupid Mattress Smart Features for a Fraction of the Price

Save $175 on Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover | $1,359 | Promo Code KINJA175Read more...
Tags: Science, Mattresses, Mattress, Eight Sleep, Mattress Topper


You Won't Have to Upgrade Mophie's New Battery Pack When You Change Phones

It doesn’t matter what mobile device you use, battery life is always limited and always a struggle. Mophie’s Juice Packs, which strap an additional battery to the back of your smartphone using a form-fitting case, dramatically expand battery life, but have also always been device-specific. Its new Juice Pack Connect,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Smartphones, Power, Batteries, Mophie, Wireless Charging, Consumer Tech, Juice Pack Connect


Pfizer's CEO repeatedly talked up getting coronavirus vaccine data in October. Now, he's asking for patience.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla effectively closed the door Tuesday on knowing whether or not its experimental coronavirus vaccine would work by the end of October.  On the New York pharma giant's third quarter earnings call, Bourla acknowledged the company has not yet started the first interim analysis for this final study, called a phase-three trial. Additionally, the CEO said it typically takes five to seven days for an independent boa...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Cbs, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, US Food and Drug Administration, Pharmaceutical, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, Moncef Slaoui


A Flu Vaccine May Provide Some Protection Against Covid-19, Dutch Study Suggests

Preliminary research out this month may provide you with a bit more incentive to get the flu vaccine. It found evidence that flu vaccination led to a lowered risk of getting covid-19 among health care workers in the Netherlands. Though not definitive, the study isn’t the first to suggest that certain vaccines can…Read more...
Tags: Science, Flu, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Freewrite Traveler Is Beautiful Distraction-Free Writing That Won't Finish Your Novel For You

If you’re a certain type of writer, you’ll probably think you’ll use the Freewrite Traveler every day. The entire package is alluring: it’s a portable, e-ink-powered typewriter that sends your documents to an email box instantly and is completely distraction-free. Imagine how much writing you’ll get done! No Twitter,…Read more...
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