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This Interstellar Probe Would Go Deeper Into Space Than Anything Before it

Four years in the making, a pragmatic mission concept for an interstellar probe would go beyond the Voyager Interstellar Mission, in which two spacecraft left Earth in the 1970s and are now the most distant human-made objects. The team behind the project detailed their proposal today at the annual general assembly of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth


Watch SpaceX's Crew-1 astronauts plummet to an ocean landing on Saturday, ending the longest human spaceflight in NASA history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA will fly four astronauts back to Earth on Saturday. The Crew Dragon spaceship must plummet at high speeds, then deploy parachutes to land in the ocean. Watch NASA's livestream below to see the astronauts board Crew Dragon and fall to Earth. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Hopkins, Hurley


Tech Companies Won't Be Able to Form Local Governments in Nevada After All

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has backtracked on legislation plans that would have allowed tech companies to form autonomous “Innovation Zones” anywhere in the state, reports The Nevada Independent. Instead of allowing categories of tech companies, including blockchain and internet of things, to create what are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nevada, Steve Sisolak


Read Facebook's Internal Report on How Badly It Screwed Up Stopping 'Stop the Steal'

BuzzFeed has posted the entirety of internal Facebook documents outlining in detail the results of the company’s investigation into its role in the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol, during and after which at least five people died.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Buzzfeed, Articles, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Capitol, QAnon, Amy Kremer, Joan Donovan, Ali Alexander, Politics Of The United States, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States, Storming Of The United States Capitol


The Oscars' Egregious Chadwick Boseman NFT Art Is Being Redesigned

Out of all the awkward and weird things that made this year’s Oscars rather cringeworthy at times, nothing stood out quite like the Academy’s decision to commission artist Andre Oshea to create NFT art of Chadwick Boseman.Read more...
Tags: Science, Academy, Chadwick Boseman, NFT, Andre Oshea


Just Give Captain America His Wings, Hasbro, Damn

With Falcon and the Winter Soldier done and dusted, so cometh the inevitable wave of tie-in merchandise to capitalize on the Disney+ streaming show. But if you’re looking for, say, an action figure of Sam Wilson as Captain America from Hasbro, it turns out you’re gonna need a lot more than the 20-odd dollars you were…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Hasbro, Sam Wilson, Hasbro Damn


Amazon's Paper Girls Series Has Cast Its Paper Girls

With the long-awaited Y: The Last Man series set to hit FX on Hulu sometime later this year, another upcoming Brian K. Vaughan adaptation has now taken a big step forward. Amazon has just revealed some major casting for its adaptation of Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s acclaimed comic Paper Girls.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Hulu, Vaughan, Brian K Vaughan, Cliff Chiang


Bolsonaro Cuts Brazil’s Amazon Protection Budget Immediately After Promising to Increase It

On Thursday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro did something weird: He pledged to double his government’s spending to enforce measures to reduce deforestation in the Amazon and stop it altogether by the end of the decade. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Amazon Protection Budget


How to Block Apps From Tracking Your Activity in iOS 14.5

iOS 14.5 is finally here, baby! And with it comes much-anticipated Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature, which allows users to grant or deny apps permission to track their activity for targeted advertising. (This feature has been in the works for awhile, and it’s got companies like Facebook shaking in their boots…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science


*GET WILD* National Parks Simultaneous Animal Trading Game & *PROFESSOR NOGGIN WILDLIFE BOX* Trivia Game

This year, National Parks Week was April 17-25, an extra special week to spend learning and playing games all about our nation’s most amazing places.  One of our favorite National Parks games is this one, GET WILD! It’s a fast-paced, simultaneously played animal-swapping game, a race to return North American wildlife to their native parks.   […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, DICE, Board Games, Geography, Card Games, Homeschool, National Parks Week, Gameschooling, Early Elementary


Google's Nest Hub Is Making Its Way Into Your Hotel Room

This summer, you might want to add “unplugging Google” after checking for bedbugs to the list of tasks to complete when you settle into a hotel room.Read more...
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West Virginia to give a $100 savings bond to people 16-35 who get vaccinated for COVID-19

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images WV Gov. Jim Justice is offering $100 savings bonds for those 16-35 willing to get a COVID vaccine. The state is struggling with getting young people signed up to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said that his state would gift $100 savings bonds for young people between the ages of 16 and 35 wh...
Tags: Politics, Science, Justice, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Trends, Speed, Vaccination, Jim Justice, Mario Tama Getty, Coronavirus, COVID, Azmi Haroun


Update Your Mac Right Now to Avoid This Massive Security Bug

If you haven’t already, you should update your Mac right now. A recently patched zero-day vulnerability in macOS operating systems has been allowing hackers to bypass much of Apple’s security protocols and deploy malware on an unknown amount of computers, new research shows.Read more...
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Watch SpaceX's Crew-1 astronauts plummet to an ocean landing on Wednesday, ending the longest human spaceflight in NASA history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA will fly four astronauts back to Earth on Wednesday. The Crew Dragon spaceship must plummet at high speeds, then deploy parachutes to land in the ocean. Watch NASA's livestream below to see the astronauts board Crew Dragon and fall to Earth. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Hopkins, Hurley


Roku Is Feuding With Google Over YouTube TV's Fate

Roku is publicly duking it out with Google, a feud that could see the YouTube TV live television app disappear from the streaming platform.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Roku, YouTube TV


Researchers in the Antarctic experience an isolated, confined, extreme environment akin to space - so their lives are ripe for study

The International Space Station as seen by astronauts from NASA's space shuttle Endeavour on February 19, 2010. NASA Experts want to study how astronauts might handle extreme isolation when colonizing another planet. Though replicating the conditions of long-term space travel on Earth is tough, Antarctica is a close proxy. A study found that people working in Antarctica felt decreasing satisfaction and enthusiasm over time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Space and hu...
Tags: Space, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Ice, Antarctica, University Of Houston, Astronaut, Antarctic, Alfano, Michael Lopez Alegria, ScienceAlert, Peter Dockrill, Science Contributor


Alaska State Senator Now Has 20-Hour Commute After Refusing to Mask Up on Planes

An Alaska state senator filmed arguing with Alaska Airlines staff and police at Juneau International Airport over her refusal to wear a mask before boarding a flight is finding out the hard way that actions have consequences.Read more...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Alaska Airlines, Alaska State, Juneau International Airport


A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 Is Surviving the Apocalypse With a Twist

While A Black Lady Sketch Show’s best joke of season one was actually the slow-burn, apocalyptic narrative stringing all of the different sketches together, the finale’s cliffhanger left a rather important question looming over the series’ future: how the hell do you keep that story going? The season two premiere…Read more...
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"Where does a candle go when it burns?"

A New York Times reader asks: "Where does a candle go when it burns, anyway? Is it healthy to be breathing in melted candle particles? How concerned should I be?" Randall Munroe of XKCD fame breaks down the science in his illustrated "Good Question" column. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, Fire, New York Times, Candles, Randall Munroe


People Emerge From Cave After Intense 40-Day 'Deep Time' Experiment

What happens if you put 15 people together in a dark cave and take away their ability to track the passage of time? An extraordinary experiment in France has attempted to answer this question, and the results are fascinating.Read more...
Tags: Science, France


The Demon Slayer Movie Is Already Making Waves in the U.S.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train already made waves in its home territory as large as its name is long last year, as Japan’s most financially successful movie in the country’s box office history. It’s only been out in the United States for a weekend, and it’s already breaking records here too.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, United States, Slayer Kimetsu, Mugen Train


A Single Snapchat Might Change the Way We Define Free Speech

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will be hearing a case that started with a few swears shared on one teen’s Snapchat account, before turning into a major suit that tests the limits of what students are allowed to say on their campus. Read more...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court


Games of Thrones Prequel House of the Dragon Has Officially Entered Production

In this tipsy-topsy world of ours, it seems like nothing is set in stone—especially if it’s part of the Game of Thrones franchise. But fans can breathe at least one sigh of relief because HBO’s House of the Dragon, the TV series prequel that chronicles the civil war that engulfed House Targaryen, is officially in…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, House Targaryen


Apple's iOS 14.5 Update With a Masked Unlock Feature Is Here

iOS 14.5 is officially rolling out today as an over-the-air update for iPhone owners.Read more...
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Alien's Scary New Board Game Lets You Rewrite the Ending

Ridley Scott’s Alien is always going to end the same way. Ellen Ripley will always think she’s escaped the Nostromo until one last, surprise showdown with the alien, which she then—finally—blasts into space. It’s a fantastic ending. The culmination of an undeniable masterpiece. Now imagine sitting down to watch Alien…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ridley Scott, Ellen Ripley


You Can Mine Crypto With Just About Anything, Even a Commodore 64

Buying a high-end GPU is the fastest way to fill up your wallet with Ethereum, Litecoin, or whatever the cool kids are mining these days. But you can program virtually any computer to process hash functions—even the Commodore 64.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gpu, Ethereum Litecoin


These 'Immobile' Sea Sponges Apparently Had Places to Go

With their rigid structures and lack of appendages, sponges can seem more like plants or fungi than the animals that they are. Long assumed to be basically immobile, sponges have been spotted leaving trails on the Arctic ocean floor, evidence they have more going on than scientists previously thought.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic Ocean


Ticks Are at the Beach Now, Too

Disease-carrying ticks are regularly finding their way onto beachfront property, new research suggests. The study found similar levels of tick infestation in the woodlands and near beaches around Northern California, indicating that they can live in more varied environments than assumed—even without the presence of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Northern California


Mortal Kombat Writer Greg Russo Has Very Good Plans for the Sequel

Did you watch the new Mortal Kombat movie this weekend? While it wasn’t a flawless victory, fans of the hyper-violent video game shouldn’t have much to complain about—it’s incredibly authentic to its source material, right down to the gory fatalities. It sounds like the sequel, if one gets made, will be as well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Greg Russo


SLAIT’s real-time sign language translation promises more accessible online communication

Sign language is used by millions of people around the world, but unlike Spanish, Mandarin or even Latin, there’s no automatic translation available for those who can’t use it. SLAIT claims the first such tool available for general use, which can translate around 200 words and simple sentences to start — using nothing but an ordinary computer and webcam. People with hearing impairments, or other conditions that make vocal speech difficult, number in the hundreds of millions, rely on the same com...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Science, Microsoft, Germany, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Deaf, Computer Vision, Disabilities, Sign Language, Domenech, ASL, FOMIN



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