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Walmart To Continue Exploiting Human Workforce Instead of Robot One

The human workers whose jobs restocking the shelves at Walmart were nearly rendered obsolete by a sophisticated fleet of robots dealt a surprising retaliatory blow to the robots on Monday by, somehow, rendering them obsolete first.Read more...
Tags: Science, Walmart, Automation, Robots, Bossa Nova


Fargo, North Dakota, mayor clashes with governor over whether the state should require people to wear face masks as COVID-19 cases multiply in the state

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. Stephen Yang/Getty Images Several cities in North Dakota have enacted mask mandates as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.  The state's governor has encouraged mask use but stopped short of enacting requirements, despite calls from some mayors.  North Dakota was the first state to surpass 100 cases per 100,000 residents.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19 cases in North Dakota continue to surge and while different citi...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Tim Mahoney, North Dakota, Associated Press, Fargo, Mahoney, Fargo North Dakota, Duluth News Tribune, Doug Burgum, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deborah Birx, Birx


Twitter Blocks False Trump Tweet By Limiting Likes and Retweets

With just hours to go until the 2020 general election gets underway, Twitter has slapped a “disputed” label on one of President Donald Trump’s tweets, limiting users’ abilities to interact with content the platform has deemed “misleading about an election or other civic process.”Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Censorship, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation, 2020 Election


Twitter Blocks Controversial Trump Tweet By Limiting Likes and Retweets

With just hours to go until the 2020 general election gets underway, Twitter has slapped a “disputed” label on one of President Donald Trump’s tweets, limiting users’ abilities to interact with content the platform has deemed “misleading about an election or other civic process.”Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Censorship, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation, 2020 Election


Apple TV Needs the PS5 and Xbox Series X

Apple TV will be available on the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles at launch. This is a big deal. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Playstation, PS5, Apple TV Plus, Xbox Series X


Spotify Finds a Pay-for-Play Workaround

As far as big tech media companies go, Spotify’s algorithms have largely avoided scrutiny. But we’re entering a new era for the music streaming giant’s relationship with the algos. People are slowly gaining awareness of Spotify’s potential for emotional surveillance—a model for personality profiling that does for…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Algorithms, Pay For Play, Spayola


The space station is showing its age after housing people for 20 years. Companies are already designing new space habitats to take its place.

The International Space Station. NASA Monday marked the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station. During that time, the station has hosted over 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments. But the space station is getting old and may be retired in the next 10 years. Private companies are developing new orbiting space habitats that could be roomier. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday, the world celebrated 20 years of cont...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Sierra Nevada, Blue Origin, Maui, Axiom, Bezos, Houston Texas


Coronavirus live news: France sees record new cases; WHO warns it's 'not too late' to take critical action

Portugal considering state of emergency; Italy’s coronavirus strategy is ‘wasting time’, says scientific advisor; Germany begins ‘light lockdown’. Follow the latest updates. Police may be asked to stop England residents escaping to Wales to avoid lockdown Latest coronavirus lockdowns spark protests across EuropeSlovakia carries out Covid mass testing of two-thirds of populationSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am GMT The WHO chief spoke from his first day in quarantine Monday after comin...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Wales, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Portugal, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva


The SEC Just Made Crowdfunding Way More Interesting for Small Startups

Tech funding usually happens in one of two ways. In one scenario, a software or service product— think Twitter — usually sells equity to venture capitalists who expect some kind of return on their investment. Hardware products usually go the crowdfunding route, building up a list of pre-orders that they can then use…Read more...
Tags: Startups, Business, Science, Funding, Tech, SEC


You Could Be Fined $50 for Not Wearing a Mask in NYC's Travel Hubs

Heads up for folks catching a train, plane, or bus in the New York or New Jersey area: Starting today, the Port Authority is implementing a $50 penalty for travelers caught without a face covering within their facilities. Read more...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Science, NYC, New Jersey, Port Authority, Covid 19


Apple's Still Getting Punished on Wall Street for Not Selling Enough iPhones

Apple’s Q4 earnings report could have been an unmitigated disaster, considering the hatchet job the year 2020 has been on consumer spending, but the official numbers released last Thursday tell the story of a fourth fiscal quarter that was actually—luckily?—pretty meh overall for the tech giant. But a modest,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Mac, Tim Cook, Iphone 12, Make That Money


Ultraflat materials can be stuck together via wringing

Phil Moriarty looks at an interesting phenomenon called wringing, where it's possible to press two pieces of steel together and make them adhere, without the use of adhesives, magnetism, or other outside forces. It can also be done with precision-milled silicon and glass. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Science, News, Physics, Wringing, Phil Moriarty


Rapidly Intensifying Hurricane Eta Will Bring 'Catastrophic' Conditions to Central America

I know there’s a lot going on, but pause for a moment and consider the Caribbean. Hurricane Eta is a monster bearing down on Central America, cranking up from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in 24 hours. Nicaragua—where it’s expected to make landfall—faces “catastrophic” conditions, as do the surrounding…Read more...
Tags: Science, Make It Stop, Nicaragua, Central America, Hurricane Season, Caribbean Hurricane Eta


Liverpool to pioneer UK's first attempt at mass Covid testing

Up to 500,000 people in city will be tested in bid to measure feasibility of mass population screeningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to half a million people in Liverpool are set to be tested for Covid-19 under the UK government’s first attempt to embark on city-wide mass testing and track down every case of the virus.The Guardian also understands that the self-isolation period for those who test positive for coronavirus, and their contacts, could be cut from the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Liverpool, Coronavirus


*SKUNK IN THE CAMPGROUND* Set Collection Card Game

We love being outside and visiting National Parks and were so thrilled to see some of our favorite Jr. Rangerland card games at the Visitor’s Centers of 2 recently visited National Parks! Jr. Rangerland has a wide selection of nature and National Park themed games for kids of all ages. (My favorite online place to […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, History, National Parks, Geography, National Park, Homeschool, Gameschooling, National Parks Jr Rangerland


The 10 Best Deals of November 2, 2020

Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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The Best Alternative Streaming Services You Can Still Try Out For Free

You’re probably spending more time at home right now, and maybe you’re looking for a new streaming service to try—preferably without paying, at least until you decide to commit. Netflix and Disney+ have ditched their free trials, but there are plenty of other music and movie streaming services you can try out without…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Music, TV, Science, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Desktop


CDC: COVID-19 is more likely to be serious or deadly in pregnant women than other women of the same age

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted into the intensive care unit, put on ventilators, need life support, and die than coronavirus patients who aren't pregnant, a CDC report found. Racial disparities existed too, with pregnant Hispanic women more likely to contract COVID-19 and Black women with the illness more likely to experience serious complications, whether or not they were pregnant.  The findings add to past research showing COVID-...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, Pregnancy, Trends, Childbirth, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Black, OB GYN, Coronavirus, COVID, Anna Medaris Miller, Jane van Dis, Marian Knight


When Even Mourning Is Live: What Happens To A Famous Twitch Streamer's Channel After Death

Tuning into Byron “Reckful” Bernstein’s recent daily Twitch streams, you wouldn’t immediately suspect something’s amiss. He’s front and center, playing World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, League of Legends, or any number of other games. Fans frequently make playful remarks, use emotes, and laugh at or with him. But the…Read more...
Tags: Death, Grief, Science, Streaming, Kotakucore, Twitch, Byron, Mourning, Bernstein, Reckful


Warped Starlight Reveals Smallest Rogue Planet Known to Science

Free-floating planets are not bound to any star, having been dumped from their original home systems. New research describes the smallest rogue planet discovered to date, in an astronomical achievement that took an Einstein-inspired technique to new extremes.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Einstein, Milky Way Galaxy, Planetary Science, Rogue Planets, Free Floating Planets


Edward Snowden Leaks Intent to Become Russian

Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower who leaked a trove of classified National Security Agency secrets to journalists, never quite made it to Ecuador. His attempt to avoid extradition and prosecution by U.S. authorities hit a snag in Russia back in 2013 where he claimed political asylum…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nsa, Russia, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Edward Snowden, Espionage, Cia, Ecuador, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Mass Surveillance, Edward Snowden Leaks Intent


Inside Environmentalists' Final Efforts to Get Out the Vote

This election cycle, the climate crisis is on Americans’ minds. In an October poll from the New York Times and Siena College, 58% of people surveyed said they were “very concerned” or at least “somewhat concerned” about climate change, and potential voters in swing states expressed worry about its effects in their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Voting, New York Times, Biden, Election, Trump, Siena College, Climate Policy


Alphabet’s X details Project Amber, a quest for a single biomarker for depression that fell short of its goal

Alphabet’s X (the Google-owner’s so-called ‘Moonshot Factory’) published a new blog post today about Project Amber, a project it’s been working on over the past three years – the results of which it’s now making available open source for the rest of the mental health research community to learn from, and hopefully build upon. The X project sought to identify a specific biomarker for depression – it did not accomplish that (and the researchers now believe that a single biomarker for depression an...
Tags: Google, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, Mental Health, Depression, Machine Learning, Mental Illness, Biotech, Github, Counseling, Moonshot Factory


Astronauts on the space station see vibrant deserts, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS.

Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert Curbeam (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity. NASA Astronauts have lived on the International Space Station continuously for 20 years — the first expedition arrived on November 2, 2000. Astronauts have taken millions of pictures of their breathtaking views throughout those two decades, capturing from sprawling city lights to volcanic eruptions. Here are the 27 b...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Australia, France, Africa, Trends, Iran, Nasa, Earth, Features, Unesco, Canada, Chile, International Space Station, Paris


A Guide to the Mandalore Factions That Could Play a Role in The Mandalorian Season 2

The Mandalorian is back, and Din Djarin is on a mission: find his people, so they can guide him in the ways of being a dad to a Force-wielding little green fella infinitely more popular than him. But Mandalore, a world burdened with such a tumultuous history, is once again broken. Who could he turn to?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Disney Plus, Din Djarin


The 'Petro-Masculinity' of This Weekend's Trump Highway Rallies

This weekend, highways from Texas to Kentucky to New Jersey were overrun with Trump-supporting caravans. They tried to run a Joe Biden campaign bus off the road, held up traffic, shut down a bridge, and generally pissed people off and intimidated them. It’s perfectly emblematic of the Trump era, particularly the…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Kentucky, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Highways, Trump, 2020 Election, Trump Highway Rallies


12 Big-Screen Paranormal Investigators, Ranked by Their Ghost-Busting Success

In honor of Amazon’s new series Truth Seekers, we’re rounding up our favorite embodiments of that good ol’ scary-movie trope: ghost hunters! Technically all of these folks succeed because they all find ghosts (that’s why there’s no Scooby-Doo gang on this list), but some triumph more than others.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Horror, Ghosts, Ghostbusters, Poltergeist, Haunted Houses, Scooby Doo, The Conjuring, The Haunting, The Innkeepers, The Awakening, Insidious, The Frighteners, Grave Encounters, Terrified


I, Too, Keep My Expensive TV in the Hallway of My Home

Reader, how do you flaunt your opulent wealth within the four walls of your own home?Read more...
Tags: Science, Consumer Tech, Tick Baby


Starmer accuses Johnson of 'catastrophic failure of leadership' over England lockdown – as it happened

Prime minister tells MPs he makes ‘no apology’ for trying to avoid a nationwide lockdownThere’s no alternative to lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPsKeir Starmer says lockdown delay in England will cost livesThe lockdown rebels preparing to defy No 10 on Covid restrictionsWhat you can and can’t do in England’s new Covid lockdownGlobal coronavirus updates – live 6.28pm GMT We now have not only much better medication and the prospect of a vaccine the immediate prospect of many millions of cheap,...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Treasury, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Johnson


This Gaming Soundbar Gets You Dolby Atmos for Cheap, but Lacks Oomph

In case you couldn’t guess by the name, the Panasonic SoundSlayer is a soundbar for gamers. Specifically, gamers who might be living in cramped spaces but aren’t keen on settling for their TV’s dinky speakers or buying a potentially complicated setup. Read more...
Tags: Science, Commerce, Panasonic, Soundbars, Dolby Atmos, Consumer Tech, Panasonic Soundslayer Review, The Soundwas Not Slain



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