Identical twins are not so identical, study suggests

Research finds they differ by an average of 5.2 early mutations, adding new perspective to nature-versus-nurture debatesGenetic differences between identical twins can begin very early in embryonic development, according to a new study that researchers say has implications for studying the effects of nature versus nurture.Identical – or monozygotic – twins come from a single fertilised egg that splits in two. They are important research subjects because they are thought to have minimal genetic d...
Tags: Science, Biology, Genetics

Thankfully, Singapore Just Made It Harder to Own 3D-Printed Guns

One country has put its foot down and decided that giving people carte blanche to print their own firearms is probably not a great idea.Read more...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Firearms, 3dprinting, Probably A Good Idea

Thanks For the Evidence, You Seditious Dweebs

Yesterday, a nauseated and tired public witnessed a clear, on-the-ground, real-time feed of Trump supporters committing countless potential felonies and misdemeanors. They saw it not through security footage or journalists’ reports but mostly from the culprits themselves, who gleefully livestreamed and tweeted from…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Youtube, Riots, Trump, DLive, Capitol Riot, This Is Going On Your Permanent Record, Bakedalaska

Tapjoy Settles With FTC After Years of Cheating Mobile Gamers

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it has finally reached a settlement with Tapjoy, a California-based adtech company that’s alleged to have defrauded consumers consumers out of the in-app rewards that they were promised. Per the FTC, Tapjoy’s scam had allegedly gone on for “several years,”…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Science, California, Advertising, Ad Tech, Federal Trade Commission, Tapjoy, Munny, FTC Tapjoy

Shopify Boots Off Trump Organization and Campaign Stores

Online shops for the Trump Organization and the Trump campaign went dark on Thursday after Shopify became the latest platform to block or remove the president in response to Wednesday’s botched coup attempt. Read more...
Tags: Science, Shopify, Trump, Trump Organization, Trump Administration

At least 50% of COVID-19 cases spread from people without symptoms, a new study found

Customers eat lunch at tables outside restaurants in London, England, September 20, 2020. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images At least 50% of new COVID-19 cases are transmitted by people who don't show symptoms, according to a new study. That includes people who never display symptoms and those whose symptoms hadn't started yet.  A study authors said findings underscore the need for people who feel healthy to follow public-health guidance on mask wearing and social distancing. Visit Bu...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, American Medical Association, Butler, London England, Daniel Leal Olivas, Susie Neilson, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Asymptomatic, Jay Butler

YouTube Says It Will Temporarily Block Channels That Share Election Disinformation

After years of warnings that YouTube is fostering the political radicalization of a generation by allowing debunked conspiracy theory content to thrive on its platform, the biggest streaming video site on the web seems to be feeling a little jumpy. Following the Wednesday attack by rioters on Capitol Hill, YouTube…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Fraud, Capitol Hill, Election, Trump, Moderation, Capitol Hill YouTube

The Rogue Squadron Pilots We Want in Patty Jenkins' Star Wars Movie

In 2023, Patty Jenkins will deliver (pending future ramifications of the world in which we live) Rogue Squadron, the next major theatrical release in the Star Wars saga: a tale of the bravest squadron of pilots in the galaxy far, far away. The Rogues have a long history within canon and a longer one out of it—and…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Spaceships, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One A Star Wars Story, Patty Jenkins, Rogue Squadron, X Wings

Striking 3D Satellite Images Show Shattered Iceberg A68a, Which Still Threatens a Sensitive Island

A68a, the world’s most famous iceberg, is still hanging out near South Georgia island, along with its recent offspring. Here’s what we know about these gigantic chunks of ice and how the situation might develop from here as ocean currents swirl the ‘bergs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Icebergs, South Georgia, Iceberg A68a, Busted Bergs

It's Been A Year And I'm Still Thinking About The Sony Car

For companies that exist to build cars, automakers sure like to parade around non-working mockups with the promise they’ll one day be drivable. How ironic is it that when Sony, a major tech company, decided to bring a car to the Consumer Electronics Show last year, it brought one that ran.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Autonomous Cars, Car Tech, Electric Cars, Consumer Electronics Show, Sony Vision S

Researchers Take Another Look at Platypus DNA, and Yup, Still Weird

Waddling, wriggling, ambling, digging, laying eggs. There’s no shortage of verbiage when it comes to describing monotremata—the taxonomic order made up of only two animals, the platypus and the echidna. Rattling off the numerous weird traits of these creatures is trope in news coverage—and it’s near impossible to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dna, Genetics, Genomics, Platypus, Taxonomy, Echidna

People are randomly getting vaccinated at pharmacies because of extra doses that need to be used before they expire

Vials of undiluted Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to administer to staff and residents at a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Non-priority people are getting vaccinated ahead of schedule when pharmacies have extra doses thawed. In some cases, vaccine providers are faced with the decision to throw out extra doses when they expire or give them to random people. Other times, confusion about the amoun...
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Coronavirus immunity lasts at least 8 months after infection, and perhaps even years, new research shows

A medical staff member grabs the hand of a patient to reposition their bed in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, October 31, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Immunity to the coronavirus involves more than just antibodies. T cells and B cells protect us long-term, too.  A new study found that these other elements of immunity persist at least eight months in a majority of COVID-19 patients. They could protect most people against coronavir...
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Retractable Headrest Speaker Wings Give Every Car Passenger Their Own Stereo System

Well-equipped vehicles come with climate control systems allowing every passenger to customize the temperature at their seat. Today Harman revealed a more ambitious idea that brings that same level of customizability to a car’s sound system, with retractable speaker wings on the headrest of every seat in the vehicle.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Audio, Speakers, Tech, Automotive, Jbl, Harman, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Personal Audio Headrest Platform

A Man Ate a Toothpick and It Was Stuck in His Butt for Months

Doctors in Japan say a man’s accidental ingestion of a toothpick left him dealing with months of pain in his back and leg—all caused by said toothpick getting stuck in his rectum. Once the toothpick was removed, the man’s troubles fortunately went away.Read more...
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The Climate Crisis Will Be Steroids for Fascism

The Capitol has a police force with a $500 million budget, and yet it failed at its one job on Wednesday. Members of Congress, among the most protected people on the planet, were forced to hide in undisclosed locations as violent extremists overran the Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Coups, Donald Trump, Capitol, Fascism, Insurrection, Ecofascism

What to say to a friend who's skeptical of getting the coronavirus vaccine

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The FDA has authorized two coronavirus vaccines for emergency use. Neither vaccine raised any major safety concerns in large clinical trials among diverse groups of volunteers. Here are nine reasons to be confident in the safety of these vaccines. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Around 5.3 million initial doses of the coronavirus vaccine have...
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Physicists Are Looking for Dark Matter in Tiny, Ancient Black Holes

On the night of November 23, 2014, a powerful telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii was trying to pick out the enigmatic movements of a black hole traveling through space. In the seven hours the telescope peered at the cosmos, it may have caught one, as a structure about the size of Earth eclipsed a star in our nearest…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Hawaii, Universe, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Astrophysics, Telescopes, Mauna Kea, Observatories, Primordial Black Hole

Acer's New 28-inch Nitro Monitor Was Made for Next-Gen Consoles

Right now, pickings are kind of slim for anyone looking for an HDMI 2.1 monitor to pair with a new PS5 or Xbox Series console, but that’s about to change thanks in part to Acer’s newest 28-inch Nitro monitor.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Acer, Xbox, Displays, Consoles, Monitors, Consumer Tech, PS5, CES 2021, Acer Nitro Xv282k Kv Monitor

Sony's 2021 TVs Are Gamer Ready, and Some Feature Nifty Ambient Light Sensors

Sony’s latest TVs are getting a big processor upgrade and a new native OS experience.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Oled, Tvs, 4k Tvs, Consumer Tech, CES 2021

The Chromebook Spin 514 Is Acer's First AMD Ryzen Chromebook

As Chromebooks continue to mature, device makers have also started to incorporate a wider variety of components. This year, Acer is announcing its first AMD Ryzen-based offering in the Chromebook Spin 514.Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Science, Ces, Chrome Os, Acer, Chromebooks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Acers First Ryzen Base Chromebook, Chromebook Spin 514

For Once, You Should Listen to Elon Musk

Elon Musk told us that Tesla would achieve “complete autonomy” in driverless cars by 2018, and we’re still waiting. He once tweeted that he’d secured funding to take Tesla private when he was ultimately just trying to make a weird weed reference. He told us the covid-19 pandemic would be gone by April, then he got the…Read more...
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Report: Loki Showrunner Michael Waldron Will Write Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie

Kevin Feige’s arrival in the Star Wars galaxy still seems quite a way off, especially while he’s still wielding the Infinity Gauntlet over at Marvel Studios. But he’s apparently bringing some very interesting Marvel talent with him to begin tackling his Star Wars adventure.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Loki, Kathleen Kennedy, Kevin Feige, Michael Waldron, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness

Good News: Natural Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, Study Suggests

New research released Wednesday should provide comfort to covid-19 survivors worried about losing their natural immunity to the coronavirus anytime soon. The findings suggest that in most people, a robust immune response to the virus lasts for at least eight months—and there are good signs that it could even last…Read more...
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Not Even Puppies Are Safe From Advertiser Blocklists

Even if you aren’t knee-deep in tech news all the time, chances are you’ve heard a tech critic mention the so-called “attention economy,” or as I like to call it, the “cash-for-eyeballs” economy. It’s a concept that, at least in theory, makes a lot of sense: Companies like Facebook make their Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Monetization, Puppies, Ad Tech, Publishers

'Brotherhood Is Healing': When Men's Self-Help Groups Collide With Covid Restrictions

Late last month, the self-help coach Jordan Maurice Bowditch posted a comedically wide-eyed photo of himself on Instagram and Facebook with a caption announcing that he had “survived” covid-19. “The week I likely got it, I connected with upwards of 100 people (and somewhere in there was unknowingly exposed).” During…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Conspiracy Theories, Masculinity, Covid 19, Mens Work, Jordan Maurice Bowditch

Too Much Meat During Ice Age Winters Gave Rise to Dogs, New Research Suggests

Two prevailing theories exist about the origin of domesticated dogs. One proposes that prehistoric humans used early dogs as hunting partners, and the other says that wolves were attracted to our garbage piles. New research suggests both theories are wrong and that the real reason has to do with our limited capacity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Wolves, Evolutionary Biology, Dog Domestication, Dogs New Research Suggests

Endeavor BioMedicines raises $62 million to combat pulmonary disease

A new startup has officially emerged for stealth with the raise of its $62 million Series A funding round. Endeavor BioMedicines is led by co-founder and CEO John Hood, who previously led Impact Biomedicines, and its new funding comes from Omega Funds and Longitude Capital, as well as the company’s own management team. Endeavor is also co-founded by Miguel de los Rios, who serves as its Chief Science Officer and who was previously CEO of Rift Biotherapeutics. Endeavor’s goal is to develop tre...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Biotech, Life Sciences, John Hood, Celgene Corp, Endeavor, Impact Biomedicines, Omega Funds and Longitude Capital, Miguel de los Rios, Rift Biotherapeutics Endeavor

The 10th and 5th Doctors Are Teaming Up to Fight Cybermen

The Doctor’s next Parisian adventure isn’t quite what they expected, nor as romantic as a chance encounter in the city of love might suggest. After all, most Cybermen don’t take too kindly to the idea of feelings, anyway!Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, David Tennant, Cybermen, Peter Davison, Big Finish, Audio Drama

The LaVie Mini Concept Is a Wild Mashup of a Laptop and a Nintendo Switch

As a joint venture between Lenovo and NEC, it feels like LaVie often gets a bit more freedom to have fun with its device designs, and so for CES 2021 LaVie created a concept device that looks like someone took a Nintendo Switch, added some PC parts, and then gave it a steampunk-reminiscent finish.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, NEC, Steampunk, Nintendo, Pcs, Concepts, Lenovo, Lavie, Nintendo Switch, CES 2021, Its A Steampunk Nintendo Switch, Lavie Mini Concept

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