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A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect Accused of Burning Down a Black Church

In the category of news that is both good but also unsettling: Authorities say a Tesla’s security system recently helped them catch the culprit behind a string of hate crimes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Cars, Articles, Tesla, Law Enforcement, National Security, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Ring, Martin Luther, Jr, Black Church, NS, Sports Sedans, Crime Prevention


Amazon Reportedly Pressures Small Businesses with Retaliation if They Don't Hand Over User Data

Amazon reportedly pressured smart-thermostat maker Ecobee to fork over data from its voice-enabled devices even when customers weren’t actively using them. When Ecobee pushed back, the e-commerce giant threatened to box the company out of high-profile selling events like Prime Day or refuse Alexa certification for…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Technology, Software, Computing, Sustainable Energy, Gizmodo, Amazon Web Services, Ecobee, Alexa, Ring, Amazon Alexa, Jack Evans, AmazonBasics, Prime Video


You Can Now Buy but Definitely Can't Afford LG's $89,000 Rollable OLED

LG’s magical rolling OLED is now available for purchase in the U.S. But reader, I’m very sorry to warn in advance that you really, really cannot afford this TV.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Electronics, Lg, Oled, Light Emitting Diodes, Flexible Electronics, Universal Display Corporation, Emerging Technologies, Display technology, Organic Electronics, 8k Resolution, Electronic Engineering, Signature R Oled


Getting COVID-19 doesn't always protect young people from reinfection, study finds

Members of U.S. Air Force prepare to receive the first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine United States Forces Korea/Getty Images Getting COVID-19 doesn't guarantee protection from reinfection. In one study, around 10% of Marine recruits who previously had COVID-19 were reinfected. Those who had antibodies were about five times less likely to get infected than those who didn't have them. See more stories on Insider's business page. A positive COVID-19 test comes with a tenuo...
Tags: Science, Trends, Marine, Marines, Denmark, Antibodies, US Marine, U S Air Force, Letizia, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson, United States Forces Korea Getty, Andrew Letizia


James O'Keefe, Professional Person Impersonator, Firmly Denies Impersonating Persons

James O’Keefe, whose criminal record includes entry of a federal lawmaker’s office under false pretense along with three goons dressed as telephone repairmen, would like you to know that he did not, under any circumstance, operate fake accounts on Twitter.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Tinder, Joe Biden, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, James Okeefe, Thomas Massie, South of Market San Francisco, James O'Keefe, Andy Ngô, Okeefe, James O Keefe Professional Person Impersonator


Helleborus.

 I can never remember the name of this flower.   It's Helleborus. It looks a lot like another flower I have trouble remembering, Ranunculus. Ridiculous! I end up referring to it as "Homunculus," which I know is wrong, but amuses me to say. In truth, a "homunculus" is... ... a representation of a small human being. Popularized in sixteenth-century alchemy and nineteenth-century fiction, it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully formed human.... The homunculus first ap...
Tags: Science, Law, Wikipedia, History, Flowers, Chris, Caroline, Arcanum, Ann Althouse, Paracelsus, Caroline (the commenter, Chris (the commenter, Etzel Pass, Einsiedeln Schwyz, Texas Helleborus, Cf Walker Percy


CIA: We Can't Rule Out the 'Lab Leak' Theory of Covid-19's Origins

Top U.S. intelligence officials reiterated Thursday that they could not rule out the possibility that covid-19 leaked out of a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, as opposed to originating from animal-to-human transmission. Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Wuhan, Trumpism, Trump, Brian Fitzpatrick, Haines, William Burns, Avril Haines, Intelligence Agencies, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Wuhan Institute of Virology


This iOS Game Secretly Turns Into a Gambling App

Entrepreneur Kosta Eleftheriou has made it his life’s mission to expose scammy iOS apps, and his latest discovery is a doozie. He found a game called Jungle Run—basically a 2D coin running game —that turns into a cryptocurrency-funded casino in Turkey.Read more...
Tags: Science, Turkey, Kosta Eleftheriou


What Exactly Is Paramount's Plan for Showtime, Anyway?

So, what the heck is the plan, Paramount?Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Halo, Disney, Companies, Netflix, Showtime, Showtime Networks, Paramount, Robert Bakish, Viacom, HBO Europe, Business Finance, BOB BAKISH, David Nevins


WallStreetBets Does Not Bow to Crypto Wave

For about 20 hours, moderators of the Reddit r/WallStreetBets opened the floodgates to crypto, a topic that’s been banned on the forum for years. What does it mean that the savviest meme stock buccaneers in the universe have surrendered to the unstoppable onslaught of crypto boobs and their mindless chants of DOGE…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Reddit, Currency, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Cryptocurrencies, Robinhood, Coinbase, Dogecoin, Payment Systems, Rwallstreetbets, Jamaica At The Winter Olympics


Dozens of Fossilized Neanderthal Footprints Found on a Beach in Spain

Paleoanthropologists have discovered more than 80 fossilized footprints in Southern Spain, on an uneven span of rock that used to be a sandbar. In their analysis, the research team determined the prints were made by 36 individuals, a group of Neanderthal adults and children.Read more...
Tags: Science, Spain, Fossils, Beach, Stone Age, Paleontology, Southern Spain, Foot, Footprint, Neanderthal, Forensic Evidence, Le Rozel, Fossil Track, Jeremy Duveau, Eduardo Mayoral


AdBlock Is Borking Google Docs

For the past day or so, countless Google Docs and Google Drive users have reported a slew of formatting hiccups that rendered writing tools unusable. Cursors would freeze, highlighting wouldn’t work, and any text typed looked like utter shit. And now we have a culprit. On Wednesday, Google Drive product manager Remy…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Advertising, Software, Google Docs, Ad Block, Adblock Plus, Adblock, Ad Blocking, Online Advertising, Remy, Google Chrome Extensions, Technology Internet, Microsoft Edge Extensions, Firefox Add Ons


Covid-19 Booster Shots Likely Needed Within a Year, Top Biden Advisor Says

Booster shots against the covid-19 coronavirus may become a regular necessity, according to recent comments from David Kessler, chief science officer for President Joe Biden’s covid-19 task force, as well as from Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Clinical Trials, CVS Health, David Kessler, Moderna, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Albert Bourla


The Best LEGO Sets, According To Our Readers

Earlier this week, we asked our readers to tell us what the best LEGO sets were. They might have set a new record for most comments ever on a Co-op post. Readers had some strong opinions on the subject that showed they really knew their bricks. We got too many responses to count, sending us on an odyssey as we tracked…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Science, Films, Lego, Nintendo, The Lego Movie, Mclaren, Target, Mustang, Action Figures, Gta, LEGO Friends, Lego House, Lego Technic, Bok Choy


A whopping 2.5 billion fully grown T. rexes walked the Earth in the course of the species' existence, paleontologists found

A T. rex depicted in the 1993 film "Jurassic Park." Universal Pictures The Tyrannosaurus rex was around for 2.5 million years before the dinosaurs went extinct. A new study suggests that a total of 2.5 billion adult T. rexes lived and died during that period. Paleontologists arrived at the figure by calculating the T. rex life span and population density. See more stories on Insider's business page. An adult Tyrannosaurus rex required a lot of space - and the prey therein - to survive....
Tags: Science, News, Indonesia, California, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Earth, Washington Dc, Manhattan, Dinosaurs, University Of California Berkeley, North America, Berkeley, Fossils, Tyrannosaurus rex


People will likely need a booster shot of Pfizer's vaccine within 12 months, Pfizer's CEO said

A pharmacist prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Jessica Hill/AP Photo People will likely require booster shots within a year of getting vaccinated, Pfizer's CEO said. CEO Albert Bourla's comments , given earlier this month, were made public on Thursday. Many experts, including Bourla, believe coronavirus vaccines will become a yearly routine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said earlier this month that people will likely require booster...
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Most People Don't Lose Weight Long Term, Study Finds

New research is the latest to suggest that sustained weight loss is extremely difficult for most people. The study tracked people in the general public for over a decade and found that those who were already overweight or obese tended to stay overweight or obese. People who remained obese also appeared to have a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Overweight, Social Issues, Surgery, Body Mass Index, Bariatric Surgery, Body Shape, Clinical Medicine, Amphetamine, Medical Specialties, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma, Human Weight, Bariatrics, Obesity In Australia


You'll Probably Have to Put Your Next PC Build on Hold as the Chip Shortage Continues Unabated

It’s the worst time to try and pick out the parts for your next PC build. Actually, it’s the worst time to try to buy anything that involves a graphics card or processor. Major component manufacturers, including Nvidia, TSMC, and Intel, have confirmed the global chip shortage is unlikely to let up for...awhile.Read more...
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Researchers Created the Whitest White Paint Ever

If you’ve ever redone a room in your house and gone to the hardware store to pick out some fresh paint, you know that there’s a lot of different shades of white on the market. Turns out, there’s a new shade of white in town—and this one may have some pretty cool (literally) climate implications. Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Science, Visual Arts, Paint, Construction, White, Building Materials, Roofs, Solar Architecture, Applied Materials, Climate Engineering, Transport Phenomena, Reflective Surfaces, Building Insulation, Hashem Akbari, Xiulin Ruan


Massive Rockfall Along Britain’s Jurassic Coast Could Be a Boon to Fossil Hunters

An estimated 4,000 tons of debris—including rocks the size of cars—has collapsed onto a beach along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Because this part of Britain is packed with fossils, the rockfall is likely to attract amateur and professional collectors, but local officials are asking the public to steer clear of the beach.Read more...
Tags: Science, Britain, Fossil, Dorset, Steve Brusatte, Jurassic Coast, Disaster Accident, Stephen L Brusatte, Rockfall, Geography Of Dorset, Seatown, Eype, Sven Sachs, Thorncombe Beacon, Geography Of England, Jurassic Coast Because


‘That’s a lot of teeth’: 2.5 billion T rex walked the earth, researchers find

Experts calculate the total number of the dinosaurs that lived over 127,000 generationsOne Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple of million years, a new study finds.Using calculations based on body size, sexual maturity and the creatures’ energy needs, a team at the University of California, Berkeley, figured out just how many T rex lived over 127,000 generations, accord...
Tags: Science, Biology, Earth, Dinosaurs, Zoology, University Of California Berkeley


Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows

New paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat into space, reducing need for air conditioningThe whitest-ever paint has been produced by academic researchers, with the aim of boosting the cooling of buildings and tackling the climate crisis.The new paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat through the atmosphere into space. In tests, it cooled surfaces by 4.5C below the ambient temperature, even in strong sunlight. The researchers said the paint cou...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Environment, World news, US news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Technology sector, Energy Efficiency


2.5 Billion T. rex May Have Roamed Earth

In total, some 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rex may have reached maturity and marauded the Cretaceous landscape, according to a new study published today in the journal Science. Though the researchers indicate a range in the plausible number of the apex predators, all signs point to an “absolute abundance” of the…Read more...
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U.S. Lawmakers Pressure DOJ Over Funding of Predictive Policing Tools

Ratcheting up pressure on the Justice Department to crack down on unregulated predictive policing algorithms, Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called for strict new requirements on any DOJ-funded research into police tools promising to forecast crime, saying that research into some programs already in use has revealed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Learning, Law Enforcement, Predictive Policing, Police Brutality, Criminal Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Criminology, Ron Wyden, Raphael Warnock, Alex Padilla, Ed Markey, Yvette Clarke, Jeff Merkley, Shelia Jackson Lee


Apple's Fitness+ Adds Workouts for Pregnant People and Older Adults

Starting April 19, Apple is adding new workouts to its Fitness+ on-demand workout service aimed at pregnant people and older adults, as well as more options for beginners. The service is also expanding its stable of trainers.Read more...
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Jeff Bezos Tells Amazon to Treat Employees Better While He Prepares to Flee Planet Earth

Earth today received parting words from Jeff Bezos, as the soon-to-be-former Amazon CEO turned over his shoulder on the slow walk to the rocket launch pad and observed: damn, you guys really need to turn this dump around—I mean, Christ, look at yourselves.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Christ, Bezos, Businesspeople, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics, Tells Amazon, Flee Planet Earth


Indiana Jones 5 Adds Mads Mikkelsen to Its List of Priceless Artifacts

It feels like we’ve known about a fifth Indiana Jones movie for years and years at this point (mostly because we have, time’s just exhausting like that). But, at long last, it seems like Harrison Ford’s return to whip-cracking archaeological antics is finally starting to pick up the pace of a perilously large rolling…
Tags: Science, Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones, Mads Mikkelsen


Human cells grown in monkey embryos reignite ethics debate

Scientists confirm they have produced ‘chimera’ embryos from long-tailed macaques and humansMonkey embryos containing human cells have been produced in a laboratory, a study has confirmed, spurring fresh debate into the ethics of such experiments.The embryos are known as chimeras, organisms whose cells come from two or more “individuals”, and in this case, different species: a long-tailed macaque and a human. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, World news, Medical Research, Stem Cells, Embryos


Chimeric Human-Monkey Embryos Kept Alive for a Record 19 Days

Building on previous experiments, an international team of scientists has created chimeric human-monkey embryos, which were kept alive for nearly three weeks. The breakthrough could lead to new ways of testing drugs and generating organs for transplant, but this line of research is raising some ethical concerns.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Cloning, Stem Cell, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chimera, Jeremy Bentham, Embryo, Developmental Biology, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Genetically Modified Organism, Branches Of Biology, Induced Stem Cells, Health Medical Pharma, Weizhi Ji


NASA's InSight Mars lander is going into emergency hibernation. If it can't save its batteries, it could die.

An illustration shows InSight with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight Mars lander will hibernate to save power, since its solar panels are covered in dust. InSight will shut down science instruments to keep its electronics warm through the Martian winter. But a dust storm could tip the scales and drain InSight's batteries, possibly killing it for good. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's $800 million Mars lander ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Solar Energy, Mars, Dust, NASA JPL Caltech, Bruce Banerdt, Tech Insider, Chuck Scott, Elysium Planitia, Dust Storm, Morgan McFall Johnsen



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