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Twitter Will Now Warn You Before You Like a Tweet Containing Misleading Information

Expanding upon an existing feature that warns users who attempt to retweet content that has already been flagged as “misleading information,” Twitter will now issue the same warning when users attempt to like content that has been similarly designated.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Feature, Elections, Science, Information, Content, Donald Trump, Users


Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox Is a Mythic Tale Forged in Fire and Blood

True to series creator Sofia Alexander’s vision, Crunchyroll’s Onyx Equinox is an animated action epic that uses all the hallmarks of your traditional anime-inspired series to tell a story about a young boy forced to set aside his fears in order to face the gods. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Animation, Streaming, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Incas, Carolina Ravassa, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox, Olivia Brown, Castulo Guerra, Arin Hanson, Andre Luc Martinez, Zeus Mendoza


The creator of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine is a mom to triplets. Her children participated in the trial.

Sarah Gilbert (top left), chief investigator of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial, speaks with Prince William (bottom right). AstraZeneca/Reuters AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that their COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective, on average. The vaccine's creator, Sarah Gilbert, had faith in its efficacy from the start: Her triplets participated in the UK trial. "This vaccine should do what we always wanted it to do," Gilbert said on Monday. "We wanted a vaccine for...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, Middle East, Oxford, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, William, MERS


Amazon's Echo Buds Are Fitness Trackers Now Too

Alexa, show me a corporate pivot to fitness tracking.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fitness, Fitness Trackers, Alexa, Consumer Tech, Echo Buds


Snapchat Spotlight Is TikTok Except It's on Snapchat

In another universe, this year in tech might have been defined by TikTok’s survival of numerous assassination attempts. Just as the (first) TikTok ban came down, Instagram swooped in with Reels; today, Snapchat announced that it’s launching a TikTok copycat feature called Spotlight. It’s not the first TikTok ripoff…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, Whos Psyched For Another Rollout


Jupiter and Saturn are about to appear closer in the sky than they have for 800 years, aligning as a 'double planet'

A man with a telescope watches the night sky over the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in Los Angeles, California, on July 19, 2020. David McNew/Getty Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on December 21. It'll be the closest they've appeared in 800 years. The two planets move into alignment, or conjunction, every 20 years. But this year, they will be so close that they'll look like a "double planet." The last time Saturn and Jupiter were both this close and visible was in ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Hubble Space Telescope, Telescopes, Stellarium, Rice University, Los Angeles California, Houston Texas


Uber and Lyft Awarded $810 Million Federal Contract

After waging a nefarious and ultimately successful campaign to avoid paying gig workers in California a living wage at all costs, Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc have been rewarded with an $810 million government contract.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, California, Government, Ridesharing, Uber Technologies Inc, Ground Transportation, Lyft Inc, Uber for Business, Gig workers


Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US tops 10,000 weekly deaths

UK aims to inoculate those most at risk from Covid by Easter; Spain’s king self isolating after virus contact; avoiding family gatherings at Christmas ‘best bet’, says WHOOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 12.25am GMT Travellers arriving in England from abroad face a shorter spell in quarant...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, North America


Disney's Experiments With Disney+ Could Change How We Watch Movies

As covid-19 continues to push theaters to the brink of bankruptcy, Disney has been cagey about the future of its planned theatrical releases. But a new report suggests more big-budget films could be heading to its service Disney+, as have recent releases like Mulan and Artemis Fowl. And even if theaters are able to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Disney, Streaming, Mulan, Consumer Tech, Regal Cinemas, Movie Theaters, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus


New Remains Found at Pompeii Show the Agony of Mount Vesuvius' Victims

Archaeologists working near the ancient city of Pompeii have uncovered the remains of two men who were likely trying to find shelter during the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Volcanic Eruptions, Vesuvius Eruption


China launches Chang'e-5 mission to bring back rocks from moon

Lunar landing is due in about eight days and entire mission is scheduled to last 23 daysChina has launched a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon – the first such attempt by any country since the 1970s.The Long March-5, China’s largest carrier rocket, blasted off at 4.30am Beijing time on Tuesday from Wenchang Space Launch Centre on the island of Hainan carrying the Chang’e-5 spacecraft. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, The moon, Chang, Hainan, Wenchang Space Launch Centre


Apple Security Chief Indicted for Allegedly Trading iPads for Gun Permits

A newly released indictment charges Apple’s Head of Global Security, Thomas Moyer, with for his alleged participation in a scheme to acquire concealed-carry gun permits for Apple’s security team in exchange for providing cops with iPads. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bribery, Santa Clara County, Concealed Carry Permits, Thomas Moyer, Crime Time


Comcast Prepares to Screw Over Millions With Data Caps in 2021

Next year, Comcast will start charging Xfinity customers in northeastern US states overage fees for exceeding their monthly data cap. As The Verge reports, customers not on an unlimited plan who exceed 1.2 TB of data in a month will have to pay $10 for every 50 GB of data they go over, topping out at $100. To put that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, US, Comcast, Xfinity, Data Caps, Data Caps Are A Farce


The 10 Best Deals of November 23, 2020

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What's the Best Monitor for PlayStation 5?

Recently, we asked for your thoughts on the best monitor for an Xbox Series X is. We’ll be compiling your responses in a post soon, but first we need to ask you about the other side of the next-gen equation. While the Series X appears to be the powerhouse for graphics this generation, the PlayStation 5 is no slouch…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Monitors, PlayStation 5


What Is the Biggest Scientific Fraud of the Past 50 Years?

When you’re a journalist or club promoter or financier, fraud is always a gamble—you might be publicly disgraced and have your venal misdeeds replayed over and over in Netflix documentaries and prestige podcasts, but you might also get away with it. When you’re a scientist—working in a field whose bedrock principle is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tobacco, Medicine, Fraud, Biggest Scientific Fraud


Watch: China Is Launching Its Chang'e-5 Spacecraft to Get Some Moon Rocks of Its Own

The China National Space Administration’s mission to bring chunks of the Moon back to Earth for the first time in decades will kick off this week, with the Chang’e-5 spacecraft slated to launch on today from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Hainan Island.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, China, Earth, Moon, Change 5, Geology, Chang, China National Space Administration, Astrogeology, CNSA, Change 4, Lunar Lander, Lunar Landing


China just launched a mission to the moon to collect rock samples — the first time a country will have done so in more than 40 years

A moon rock. Reuters China just launched a mission to the moon that aims to collect lunar rocks and bring them back to Earth. If successful, the mission will be the first time a nation has retrieved moon rocks in over 40 years. Studying the samples could help geologists learn about the moon's age and volcanic activity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For decades, planetary geologists have studied tiny chunks of lunar rock to unravel the moon's mysteries. The rocks have ...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, Indiana, Nasa, Earth, New York Times, Moon, Mars, Spaceflight, Wuhan, Soviet Union, Reuters China, Chang


We should hold animals accountable for their crimes. Here’s how AI can help

The setup’s hilarious: Two park rangers hiding behind a tree pointing a camera at a bear in the distance so they can use facial recognition software to determine if they’ve actually found the infamous picnic-basket-snatching ursus known as Yogi. But this is no joke. Research groups across the world are turning to image recognition AI, the same kind used for human facial recognition and identification, to solve problems in the animal kingdom. Ranchers use facial recognition software to try and tr...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Shop Early Black Friday Deals on Apple, LEGO, Always Pan, PS4 Games, and More

Black Friday is hitting a little different this year, and for your sake and everyone’s, we hope you plan on doing any deals shopping online. Luckily, retailers far and wide are lining up to grab your attention with amazing deals, and they’re starting even earlier than usual. We’ve seen loads of great Black Friday dealsRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Black Friday, Science, Black Friday Deals, Amazon deals, Holiday 2020, Black Friday 2020, Cyber Monday 2020


Personal Responsibility Alone Is Doom

Here are three crucial numbers from the past week: 2 million, 1.2 million, and 83,782.Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Coronavirus, Covid 19


'A Magically Surreal Symbol of Human Ingenuity': Scientists Reflect on Arecibo’s Doomed Big Dish

The big dish at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is on the verge of collapse, leaving officials with no choice but to retire the famous radio telescope. Astronomers around the world are now having to face a grim reality: that this dutiful dish—in service for the past 57 years—is no more.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Puerto Rico, Astrophysics, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Radio Astronomy


Vaccine results bring us a step closer to ending Covid, says Oxford scientist

Latest breakthrough comes as PM says he hopes most at-risk could be immunised by EasterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is moving a step closer to ending the coronavirus pandemic, the scientist behind Britain’s first vaccine has declared, as Boris Johnson said he hoped the majority of those most at-risk could be immunised by Easter.Successful trial results for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine, suggesting it could protect up to 90% of people, are the ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Oxford, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, COVID


Doctor Who's Captain Jack Will Return for the Festive Special

Jack’s back...again. And this time, maybe he’ll finally get to meet the Thirteenth Doctor.Read more...
Tags: Science, Holidays, Doctor Who, Bbc, Daleks, Jack, Bbc America, John Barrowman, Captain Jack Harkness, Revolution Of The Daleks


This Super-Compact Computer Will Let Me Live at Least One Neuromancer Fantasy

Clockwork, makers of the Gameboy-esque GameShell, are back with a new mobile product aimed even more squarely at lovers of retro tech. Their DevTerm is a self-contained computer powered by a low-energy CPU or Raspberry Pi aimed directly at folks who are looking for a low-profile, extremely portable computer for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Raspberry Pi, Computer, Laptop, Gameshell


California Says Robot Taxi Can Now Charge for Rides

On November 19, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced it would now allow autonomous taxi companies to charge for their services across the state. California already had the most stringent rules in the country for AV operators, and the newly created Drivered Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Program…Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Science, California, Driverless Cars, Ridesharing, Consumer Tech, California Public Utilities Commission CPUC, Trains Are Better Than Cars, California Says Robot Taxi Can Now Charge


Star Wars' New VR Game Wanted to Build on Galaxy's Edge, Not Just Recreate It

Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge only exists in two places on our planet, one might expect a VR experience based on it would just copy them, and give fans who can’t get to Disneyland or Walt Disney World a chance to visit Batuu right from the comfort of home. Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge by ILMxLab sort of…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Interview, Disney, Vr, Oculus, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Ilmxlab, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Batuu, Oculus Quest, Jose Perez III


Netflix's Adorable Alien Xmas Is Basically The Grinch From Outer Space

The true spirit of Christmas is something that holiday movies have long been fascinated with, and Netflix’s Alien Xmas is no exception. What is exceptional about the special is that it brings extraterrestrial flair to the holiday, courtesy of the Chiodo Brothers, who made 1988 cult classic Killer Klowns From Outer…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Kids, Holidays, Christmas, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Sci Fi, Aliens, Stop Motion, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Stephen Chiodo, Chiodo Brothers, Alien Xmas


Google Assistant Can Finally Schedule Your Damn Lights

Smart lights are the easiest, most affordable entryway into the smart home. In terms of convenience, scheduling your lights is one of the biggest perks, especially if you’ve got a set routine, your hands are tied, or you are going away for a few days. This is why it was really annoying that Google Assistant couldn’t…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Smart Home, Consumer Tech, Smart Lights, Google Assistant


Eureka: A family of computer scientists developed a blueprint for machine consciousness

Renowned researchers Manuel Blum and Lenore Blum have devoted their entire lives to the study of computer science with a particular focus on consciousness. They’ve authored dozens of papers and taught for decades at prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. And, just recently, they published new research that could serve as a blueprint for developing and demonstrating machine consciousness. That paper, titled “A Theoretical Computer Science Perspective on Consciousness,” may only a be a pre-print ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Carnegie Mellon University, Manuel Blum, Neural, Lenore Blum



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