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For Some Strange Reason, Square Is Reportedly Thinking About Buying Tidal

It’s still 2020 folks, so I’ll believe anything. However, after learning that Square, the digital payments processor, is reportedly talks to buy Tidal, the music streaming service, I thought the world was getting really weird. At first glance, that is one strange pairing, but after thinking about it for a good long…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jay Z, Square, Streaming, Tidal, Jack Dorsey, Acquisitions


As COVID-19 infections surge out of control in Los Angeles County, officials are now investigating the potential spread of a new, more contagious strain

Michelle Goldson, RN works inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on December 17, 2020 in Los Angeles. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Los Angeles County is now testing for a new and more transmissible strain of the coronavirus, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The county has seen a massive surge in cases in recent weeks.  The new strain was first discovered in the UK. Experts said there hasn't been any indication that the new strain could cause more s...
Tags: UK, Science, News, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, United Kingdom, Pbs, Times, Anthony Fauci, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, LA County


This Persistence of Vision Christmas Ornament Is the Most Hypnotizing Thing You’ll See Today

One of the best things to do during Christmas, in my humble opinion, is to check out all the ornaments on the trees. I especially like to look for the ornaments that are a little out of the ordinary—think Christmas tree on top of a car—cause they just rule. This year, I’ve found a tech ornament that’s absolutely…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Christmas, Inventions, Ornaments, Persistence Of Vision


In Defense of Re-Gifting

I have a confession: I bought almost no Christmas presents this year. Read more...
Tags: Science, Christmas, Sustainability, Presents


GoDaddy: Sorry We Promised Holiday Bonuses, That Was Just a Phishing Test

GoDaddy decided that December would be a great time to test whether its employees are staying alert when it comes to cybersecurity threats. At a time when its staff is trying to navigate a holiday season hobbled by a pandemic and an ailing economy, the web hosting giant sent a phishing email with an offer that was too…Read more...
Tags: Science, Email, Godaddy, Holiday Bonus, Scrooges, Phishing Test


UK scientists trial drug to prevent infection that leads to Covid

Exclusive: Antibody therapy could confer instant immunity to Covid-19 on at-risk groupsSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish scientists are trialling a new drug that could prevent someone who has been exposed to coronavirus from going on to develop the disease Covid-19, which experts say could save many lives.The antibody therapy would confer instant immunity against the disease and could be given as an emergency treatment to hospital inpatients and care home residents to help contain outbreak...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Coronavirus


Moths have evolved stealth acoustic cloaking to evade bat sonar

Researchers closely studied the wings of two moth species from China and Africa, and found that their tiny scales form a "metamaterial" that absorbs bat sonar — thus becoming an acoustic cloaking device. Pretty darn cool. The paper is paywalled here, but Nature has a good lay-persons' writeup … The researchers measured the acoustic reflections from wing sections of two moth species (native to Africa and China) in the ultrasonic range of 20–160 kHz typically used by bats for locating prey....
Tags: Post, Science, News, China, Africa, Moths, Stealth Technology


First Deepfake Address from the Queen of England Makes Its Debut on British TV

It’s “a powerful reminder that we can no longer trust our own eyes,” a representative for the UK broadcaster Channel 4 told the Guardian. Each year, the BBC broadcasts a special Christmas address to the nation from Queen Elizabeth II. But it’s 2020 and that means everything has to be extra weird. So, Channel 4 has…Read more...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Christmas, Bbc, Channel 4, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Queen Of England, Address, Deepfakes


How to Know When to Upgrade Your PC

I recently upgraded my PC thanks to some encouragement from my French bulldog, Remy. Turns out there are only so many times a 37-pound dog can enthusiastically slam his bodyweight into a desktop tower before something stops working. Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Pcs, Consumer Tech, Upgrade Your Life


Japan and France report cases of coronavirus variant found in UK

Six new cases emerge as Russia becomes latest country to tighten controls on travel from BritainSee all our coronavirus coverageFive cases of the new coronavirus variant spreading fast across the UK have been found in Japan, and one case has been confirmed in France, while Russia has become the latest country to impose stricter quarantine on travellers from Britain.Japan has avoided the huge infection numbers seen in countries from the US to Europe, but cases are rising sharply and daily numbers...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Britain Japan, Coronavirus, BritainSee


Japan reports five cases of coronavirus variant found in UK

Cases emerge as Russia becomes latest country to tighten controls on travel from BritainSee all our coronavirus coverageFive cases of the new coronavirus variant spreading fast across the UK have been found in Japan, and Russia has become the latest country to impose stricter quarantine on travellers from Britain.Japan has avoided the huge infection numbers seen in countries from the US to Europe, but cases are rising sharply and daily numbers passed 3,000 for the first time this month. Continue...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Britain Japan, Coronavirus, BritainSee


How to Play Your PS4 Games on Your PS5

If you’ve got your hands on a brand new PlayStation 5 then it’s likely that you’ve also got a PlayStation 4 of some description set up as well—and moving over your PS4 games to your new PS5 isn’t difficult to do. You can carry on gaming on your new console almost right away, but here we’ll explain the steps you need…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Playstation 4, Ps4, PlayStation 5, PS5


Pour One out for The Mandalorian, Just as Long as You Use These $10 Grogu Glasses

The Child Pint Glasses Set | $10 | Bed Bath & BeyondRead more...
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Star Trek: Discovery's Doug Jones Unpacks Saru's Surprise This Week

A lot of our faves on Star Trek: Discovery have been through some weird, weird stuff in three seasons, but few have had quite the journey Lieutenant—now Captain—Saru has had. But this week’s episode, “Su’Kal,” throws one hell of a curveball to our Kelpien friend...and to Doug Jones, the actor behind the makeup who…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Star Trek, Cbs, Prosthetics, Cbs All Access, Make Up, Saru, Doug Jones, Star Trek Discovery, Kelpien, Io9 Features, Doug Jones Unpacks Saru


Pour One out for The Mandalorian, Just as Long as You Use These Grogu Glasses

The Child Pint Glasses Set | $10 | Bed Bath & BeyondRead more...
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Save Those Holiday Leftovers With a $34 Vacuum Sealing Kit

ENZOO Automatic Vacuum Food Saver Machine | $34 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, ENZOO Automatic Vacuum Food Saver Machine


Discovery of 'cryptic species' shows Earth is even more biologically diverse

Excitement as DNA barcoding technique leads to unmasking of new species tempered with fear that some are already at risk of extinctionCounting the species: how DNA barcoding is rewriting the book of lifeRead more in our series Biodiversity: what happened next?A growing number of “cryptic species” hiding in plain sight have been unmasked in the past year, driven in part by the rise of DNA barcoding, a technique that can identify and differentiate between animal and plant species using their genet...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, Environment, Earth, Wildlife, Conservation, Biodiversity, Insects, Butterflies


A good vintage: science suggests appreciation of wine grows with age

Changes in composition and production of saliva as people grow older appears to intensify perception of aromasJust as a bottle of wine improves with age, so may our ability to pick out the subtleties of its scent. Changes in the composition of our saliva and how much of it we produce appears to intensify our perception of smokey and peppery aromas in red wine, new research suggests.The findings could lead to the development of wines that are more tailored toward specific groups of consumers. “We...
Tags: Science, Spain, World news, Human biology, Wine, Ageing, Madrid, Maria Ángeles del Pozo Bayón


Workers at a lab that processes 50,000 coronavirus tests a day have been hit by their own COVID-19 outbreak

Getty Britain's busiest coronavirus testing lab has been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak of its own, according to a report from Sky News. A number of workers at the Lighthouse Laboratory in Milton Keynes have contracted the virus in recent days, amid a push to process more tests. Workers at the lab told Sky that during the push, corners were being cut on COVID-safe workplace protocols. The government confirmed the existence of the outbreak, but denied that any guidelines on safety have been br...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, China, US, Trends, United Kingdom, Sky, Sky News, Milton Keynes, UK France, Will Martin, Sky News Sky, Department of Health and Social Care, Coronavirus


How ‘heat death’ will destroy the universe

The expansion of the universe is accelerating as the force of dark energy wins out over the pull of all the universe's collective gravity. As every object in space moves farther and farther away from all other objects in space, the universe will reach a state of maximum entropy, and 'heat death' will ensue. As astrophysicist Dr. Katie Mack points out, heat death is not actually a hot phenomenon—it's also known as the "Big Freeze."Around 100 billion years from now, the universe will have expanded...
Tags: Death, Space, Science, Future, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Humanity, Big Bang, Cosmos, Katie Mack


Rich countries buying most of the world's vaccine supply has left the rest 'scrambling for supplies,' campaigners say

The CEO of the The New Jewish Home long-term care facility in New York receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Wealthier countries like the US and the UK have cleaned out global supplies of coronavirus vaccines, leaving many nations without access to any doses at all. Rich countries have reserved more doses than their populations need, while lower-income countries are relying on a UN-backed acquisition program that may struggle to deli...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Science, Nigeria, US, Trends, Eu, Canada, New York Times, News UK, Marriott, Amnesty International, Who, Bangladesh, Un


The CDC says people planning to travel from the United Kingdom to the US have to test negative for COVID-19 first

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Air travelers coming to the US from the UK must test negative for COVID-19 at least three days before their flight, the CDC said.  The rule will go into effect on December 28.  It comes after the UK discovered a new and potentially more transmissible strain of the novel coronavirus.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that travelers flying to the US from the United Kingdom will have t...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, New York, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Airlines, Pbs, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Scientists find out how nutrition affects the recovery of patients after cardiac surgery

Scientists from St Petersburg University have found out how eating habits of patients affect theirrecovery after cardiac surgery. People with valvular heart disease have appeared to be at risk.
Tags: Science, St Petersburg University


Primordial black holes and the search for dark matter from the multiverse

In their paper, the team described a novel scenario for primordial black hole (PBH) formation and showed that the black holes from the "multiverse" scenario can be found using the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) of the 8.2m Subaru Telescope, a gigantic digital camera--the management of which Kavli IPMU has played a crucial role--near the 4,200 meter summit of Mt. Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Tags: Science, Kavli IPMU



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