Much-feared asteroid Apophis won't hit Earth for at least 100 years, Nasa says

Chunk of space rock was once the ‘poster child for hazardous asteroids’ but it will be a while before humans need to worry about it againNasa has given Earth the all clear on the chances of an asteroid called Apophis hitting our planet any time in the next century, having worried space scientists for over 15 years. The 340-metre (1,100ft) chunk of space rock hit the headlines in 2004 after its discovery led to some worrying forecasts about its orbit. It became a “poster child for hazardous aster...
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Linktree Raises $45 Million for Its 'Link in Bio' Social Commerce Service

“Link in bio.” If you, like me, are constantly doomscrolling online, you’ve probably come across the phrase before. Between the endless conveyer belt of new social media platforms and the fact that most limit users to just one URL in their bio, it’s led to a growing demand for landing pages to house all those links.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Networks, Social Media, Computing, World Wide Web, Forbes, Business Finance, Linktree, Service Industries, Alex Zaccaria, Technology Internet, Bio Social Commerce Service

Parler Says It Warned the FBI of Violent Posts Threatening the Capitol Before Jan. 6 Insurrection

Parler, the online safe haven for bigots and far-right extremists, claims it repeatedly alerted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about “specific threats of violence being planned at the Capitol” ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, the company’s lawyers said in a letter to lawmakers . Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trumpism, Carolyn Maloney, Antifa, Parler, QAnon, Alt Tech

Peacock Is Removing Racist Moments From Its WWE Content

Peacock is currently in the process of vetting racist content from its massive WWE content catalog.Read more...
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Turns Out This Sophisticated Hacking Campaign Was Actually the Work of 'Western Government Operatives'

A sophisticated hacking campaign that was previously witnessed targeting security flaws in Android, Windows and iOS devices is actually the work of “Western government operatives” conducting a “counterterrorism operation,” according to a new report from MIT Technology Review.Read more...
Tags: Google, Politics, Science, Technology, Articles, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Zero Day, Computer Viruses, MIT Technology Review Read, Computer Network Security, Warez, Security Hacker

U.S. Has Record-Breaking Day With 3.4 Million Vaccinations

Today the U.S. administered a record-breaking one-day rate of 3.4 million vaccine doses, according to the White House covid-19 response team. Presumably, this was accomplished by the time of the team’s 1:15 pm ET tweet.Read more...
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Donald Trump and Mike Lindell Should Cage Fight Over Whose New Social Media Site Is Actually Real

We’re jumping the gun on Hellfeed’s normally bi-weekly schedule—because dear lord, the last five days were something else. This week’s social media hellscape kicked off with news Donald Trump is investigating opening his own, presumably even more racist social media platform (uh-huh) before drunkenly veering…Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Monopoly, Tesla, Joe Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Hyperloop, Sundar Pichai, Black, Bernie Sanders, Ja Rule, Frank

You Seriously Need to Update Your iPhone Right Now

Apple users are already pretty quick when it comes to downloading new OS updates, but anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch need to be even more proactive about installing iOS 14.4.2 and watch OS 7.3.3 as quickly as possible to address an active security threat. Read more...
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Earth Scientists Are Fighting to Push Racist Place Names Off the Map

Four graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have called for scientists to help support efforts to remove racism from the hundreds of federal place names across the country.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Racism, Social Issues, Words, Al Green, Jim Crow, Nigger, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Tom, Redskin, Negro, English Words, Deb Haaland, Haaland, Race And Society

The Covid-19 Lab Escape Theory Is About to Be Everywhere

In an interview set to be aired in full this Sunday, Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Trump, has become the latest and most mainstream voice so far to offer support for a controversial but not implausible theory about the origins of the covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Sanjay Gupta, Occupational Safety and Health, Animal Diseases, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus

SpaceX hopes to launch and land a new prototype of its Starship mega-rocket next week. The last 3 exploded.

Elon Musk (right) needs Starships to stop exploding (left) to realize his dream of a fully reusable mega-rocket. ; Win McNamee/Getty Images SpaceX is preparing to launch its new Starship rocket prototype in Texas, possibly on Monday. The last three prototypes exploded, but SpaceX needs to land Starship in one piece to reuse it. Schedule updates and livestream video feeds will be added to this story as they become available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Starsh...
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SpaceX is preparing to launch and land a new prototype of its Starship mega-rocket within days. The last 3 exploded.

Elon Musk (right) needs Starships to stop exploding (left) to realize his dream of a fully reusable mega-rocket. ; Win McNamee/Getty Images SpaceX is preparing to launch its new Starship rocket prototype in Texas, perhaps this weekend. The last three prototypes exploded, but SpaceX needs to land Starship in one piece to reuse it. Schedule updates and livestream video feeds will be added to this story as they become available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Star...
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Xiaomi Teases a Mi Mix Phone With a High-Tech Liquid Lens Coming Soon

Phone makers are constantly looking to one-up each other with new tech and features, and if its new teasers are legit, Xiaomi might have a real advantage over the competition with what appears to be a liquid camera lens designed for an upcoming Mi Mix phone.Read more...
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Can AI be hypnotized?

It’s no longer considered science fiction fodder to imagine a human-level machine intelligence in our lifetimes. Year after year we see the status quo in AI research shattered as yesterday’s algorithms bear way to today’s systems. One day, perhaps within a matter of decades, we might build machines with artificial neural networks that imitate our brains in every meaningful way. And when that happens, it’ll be important to make sure they’re not as easy to hack as we are. Robo-hypno-tism? The Holy...
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These Mutant Rabbits Walk on Two Legs, and Geneticists Now Know Why

An entire lineage of French rabbits has been doing handstands for nearly a century. The acrobatic bunnies are not so much performing a stunt as they are a product of stunted genetics, according to a paper published this week in PLOS Genetics.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Livestock, Rabbit, Mutation, Organisms, Miguel Carneiro, Leif Andersson, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Geneticist, Horse Gait, Rabbits As Pets, Domestic Rabbit

Boldly Following Every Other Tech Company, Slack Is Cloning Clubhouse Now

Slack—following in the grand old tradition of companies like Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter—is planning on cloning buzzy app Clubhouse’s voice chatroom functionality.Read more...
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The Magic of Mac OS X, 20 Years Later

I’m not usually one to wax rhapsodic about an operating system, but let’s go back 20 years to just before the launch of Mac OS X and talk about what came before and everything that came after. Twenty years is a rare and important milestone for a piece of software. After all, most software rarely breaks the two-year…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Chrome Os, Computing, Sony, Dell, Neal Stephenson, Newton, iMac, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mach, John Siracusa, Vaio

On The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, the Struggle to Deal With Cap’s Legacy Is Real

One of the biggest memes of the past week has utilized the surprise appearance by John Walker as “the new Captain America” at the end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s premiere episode. Seeing this seemingly goofy, obviously inferior, version of the superhero—previously characterized by Chris Evans—has inspired…Read more...
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I Hate Windows 10's New Icons

Microsoft is changing even more Windows 10 icons as part of its latest Insider Preview Build 21343. The company has already redesigned the icons of its built-in apps and a few others, like Windows Security, Narrator, and Notepad. And back in 2018, Microsoft gave its Office icons a total overhaul. Even more changes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Macintosh, Software, Microsoft Office, Icon, Trash, Operating Systems, macOS, System Software, User Interface Techniques, Technology Internet, Graphical User Interfaces, Pictograms, Macintosh Operating Systems

Hulu's Android TV App Finally Bumps Up to 1080p From 720p on Some Devices

Some versions of the Hulu app for Android TV will now have higher resolution for video streaming, and thank god for that.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Android TV, Samsung, Apple TV, Chromecast, Computing, Nvidia, Roku, Vizio, Hulu, Smart TV, Information and Communications Technology, Now, Networking hardware, Digital Media Players

Neighborhood Hero Builds AI-Powered Device That Automatically Compliments Dogs Walking By

If you’ve ever wasted an afternoon (or all of 2020) looking at cute dog pictures online, then you already understand what inspired Ryder from the YouTube channel Ryder Calm Down to build an AI-powered machine that can recognize dogs walking past their home and automatically shout compliments to their owners.Read more...
Tags: Dog, Science, Technology, Raspberry Pi, Youtube, Computers, Science and Technology, Ryder, Human Interest, Megaphone, Arm Architecture, Computer Science Education In The United Kingdom

8 Frightful Films to Spend a Horrifying Weekend With on HBO Max

HBO Max has gotten a lot of ink lately for a certain mega-sized superhero director’s cut, but the streamer is also stuffed with genre titles beyond its flashy premieres. We’ve already picked out the must-see (and deep-cut) fantasy and sci-fi; now, we’ve got eight horror suggestions for your next spooky movie night.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Stephen King, Tim Curry, David Cronenberg, Hannibal Lecter, Scanners, Anthony Hopkins, John Carpenter, Barry Levinson, Richard Attenborough, Alice Cooper, Seth Green, Eyes Without A Face, CHRISTIANE

Eating Mostly Restaurant Meals Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death

Dining out often might come with a hidden cost down the road, new research suggests. The study found an association between frequently eating at restaurants and a higher risk of dying earlier, along with deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and cancer.Read more...
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Trump's CDC director is perpetuating baseless claims that the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab

Robert Redfield speaks while Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Robert Redfield, who led the CDC under Trump, said he thinks the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab. "It's not unusual" for pathogens being studied in a lab to infect workers, he told CNN. After a month-long investigation in Wuhan, the WHO concluded a lab leak was "extremely unlikely." See more sto...
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Stick to Covid rules as end of England lockdown approaches, public warned

Warning comes amid signs people are already mingling more before next step of easing restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe public have been warned to keep abiding by Covid rules as the end of lockdown approaches, amid a falling “sense of risk” and fresh data showing increased mingling between households.Before the further easing of rules in England on Monday – when outside meetings will be permitted in private gardens for groups of six – the public already a...
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How Microsoft's Quantum Boast Went Bust

Microsoft is an outlier among the companies investing in quantum computing research. Unlike Google, IBM, or the handful of startups that have built noisy experimental prototypes out of superconducting circuits, ions, or photons, the company is trying to build a quantum computer by using objects known as Majorana…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Physics, Ibm, Stanford University, Quantum Computing, Richard Feynman, Google IBM, Physical Sciences, Majorana, Patrick Lee, Leo Kouwenhoven, Quantum Information Science, Julie Love, Classes Of Computers

Dominion Comes for Fox News

Dominion Voting Systems, the company which supplied voting machines for the 2020 election, has slapped Fox News with a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit. In a 443-page complaint, published by the Associated Press, the company provides reams of evidence that Fox broadcast Twitter-sourced conspiracy theories about the…Read more...
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Iowa's Former Nuclear Plant Could Soon Be a Solar Farm

Last summer, powerful winds from a derecho took Iowa’s only nuclear power plant out of commission. Because it was already slated for closure just two months later, the facility’s owners decided not to bring it back online, and it’s been sitting idle since last August. But there’s a plan to breathe new life into the…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Iowa, Nuclear Power, Solar Power, Power Station, NextEra Energy, Energy Development, Duane Arnold, Energy Conversion, Renewable Energy Commercialization, Renewable Energy Debate

Dogs and Dingoes Are Not Boning

An exhaustive genetic analysis of wild canines in Australia is challenging the commonly held view that “pure” dingoes are basically extinct. Accordingly, scientists say it’s time to stop referring to dingoes as “wild dogs.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Australia, Environment, Dingo, Feral, Domesticated Animals, The University of New England, Subspecies Of Canis Lupus, Mammals Of Australia, Canina Subtribe, Canid Hybrid, Brad Nesbitt, Canis, Dingodog Hybrid, Kylie Cairns

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