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The Flash Is Losing 2 Key Cast Members

Currently in its seventh season—with an eighth on the way—the CW’s The Flash shows no signs of, uh, slowing down. But the Arrowverse series will soon have to contend with the departure of two actors who’ve been a part of the show since its 2014 debut: Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Fiction, Flash, Cw, The Flash, Arrow, Deadline, Vibe, Eric Wallace, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Harrison Wells, Time Travelers, Fictional Characters, Arrowverse


American's new climate 'normal' is hotter, wetter, and more extreme

In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel New climate data released Tuesday shows temperatures across most of the US are trending up. The yearly 'normal' temperature for the country reached a record-high of 53.3 degrees over the last 30 years. Climate scientist Mike Palecki said the higher normals were one sign of ongoing climate change. See more stories on In...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Climate Change, US, Los Angeles, Trends, North Dakota, Noaa, National, Associated Press, Michael Mann, Phoenix, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Fahrenheit, Western US


The Flash Is Losing Two Key Cast Members

Currently in its seventh season—with an eighth on the way—the CW’s The Flash shows no signs of, uh, slowing down. But the Arrowverse series will soon have to contend with the departure of two actors who’ve been a part of the show since its 2014 debut: Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Fiction, Flash, Cw, The Flash, Arrow, Deadline, Vibe, Eric Wallace, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Harrison Wells, Time Travelers, Fictional Characters, Arrowverse


America's new climate 'normal' is hotter, wetter, and more extreme

In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel New climate data released Tuesday shows temperatures across most of the US are trending up. The yearly 'normal' temperature for the country reached a record-high of 53.3 degrees over the last 30 years. Climate scientist Mike Palecki said the higher normals were one sign of ongoing climate change. See more stories on In...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Climate Change, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, North Dakota, Noaa, National, Associated Press, Michael Mann, Phoenix, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Fahrenheit


SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Internet Orders Reportedly Already Exceed 500,000

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is having a banner year, and apparently things just keep getting better: On Tuesday, the that it has received upwards of 500,000 orders for its satellite internet service, Starlink.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, StarLink


Researchers stumbled upon a box of human bones that had been missing for 100 years. They may come from Viking-age royalty.

Researchers Charlotte Rimstad (left) and Ulla Mannering (right) with some of the textiles they studied. Irene Skals/National Museum of Denmark/Antiquity Publications Ltd Denmark researchers recently stumbled across a box containing human bones from the Viking age. The remains were thought to have been lost for the last 100 years. The bones likely belonged to a wealthy man who may have been royal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ulla Mannering and Charlotte Rimstad are used...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Trends, Archaeology, Denmark, Norway, Vikings, Grave, Bones, National Museum of Denmark, Denmark England, Mannering, Aria Bendix, Charlotte Rimstad, Ulla Mannering


Scientists Say You Can Have More Than 150 Friends, If You Want

In the early 1990s, a British anthropologist named Robin Dunbar argued that humans can’t handle more than 150 stable relationships based on the size of the human brain’s neocortex and observations of other primate groups socializing. Now, a team of researchers in Sweden say that number is bunk.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Articles, Social Media, Intelligence, Primatology, Evolutionary Psychology, Robin Dunbar, Dunbar, Human Evolution, Superintelligence, Branches Of Biology, Academic Disciplines, Technology Internet, Dunbars Number, Johan Lind


Area Man Wants You To Check Out His Blog

After threatening for months to disrupt social media with a bespoke platform that would allow him to bypass community guidelines (and the embarrassingly long list of platforms he’s been banned from), our big patriotic boy has finally made good on his promise. Folks, the wait is over — the future is now, and it’s a…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Instagram, Software, Computing, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Donald J Trump, Brad Parscale, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Far Right Politics In The United States, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda


Stop the Steal: ‘Hacker’ Homecoming Queen Charged as Adult in Vote-Changing Scandal

Authorities appear to have uncovered a vast, nefarious conspiracy to electronically rig an American election in favor of an illegitimate victor. Neither Deep State supercomputers nor Russian intelligence agencies are alleged to have been involved in this one, however. Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Time, Articles, Homecoming, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Grover, Law Crime, Laura Rose Carroll, Emily Rose Grover, Focus School Software Llc


The Pentagon's Inspector General Is Investigating the Pentagon's UFO Investigation Program

The military UFO plot has, somehow, thickened yet again: The Inspector General of the Department of Defense is itself investigating the Pentagon’s program to investigate reports of unidentified aerial phenomena.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Department Of Defense, Pseudoscience, Pentagon, Harry Reid, Tom Delonge, Extraterrestrial Life, Defense Intelligence Agency, Robert Bigelow, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Human Interest, Ufology, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, Luis Elizondo, To the Stars


Merry and Pippin Are Going Podcasting

These days everyone has a podcast, so why not a couple of hobbits talking about life in Middle-earth? That’s exactly what’s happening with The Friendship Onion, which will feature actors Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd talking all things pop culture—and in particular, the franchise that brought them together, The Lord…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Films, Hobbit, Oscar, Literature, Elijah Wood, Lord Of The Rings, Middle Earth, Billy Boyd, Tripod, The Lord Of The Rings, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin, Human Interest, Creative Works


You Should Definitely Update Your Dell Computer Right Now

A public service announcement for anyone who, like me, is using a years-old Dell computer as their primary machine: Dell has released a security patch for a security vulnerability affecting close to 400 different computer models manufactured between 2009 and right now. That’s, uh, a lot of laptops.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Malware, Vulnerability, Cybercrime, Computers, Computing, Dell, Alienware, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Dell Computer, Dell Inspiron, Convertible Laptops, Dell Laptops, Technology Internet


These Star Wars Holochess Figures Are Unfathomably Expensive

Star Wars fans celebrate May the Fourth in many ways. Some rewatch the movies. Some get in costume and play with lightsabers. And 77 of them spent $4,800 on a set of the little holochess monsters seen in A New Hope for about five seconds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dejarik


Musicians Ask Spotify to Promise It'll Never Use Its Creepy Speech-Recognition Patent

Earlier this year, Spotify was granted a patent for speech-recognition tech that could potentially recommend music based on your “emotional state, gender, age, or accent.” Now, a coalition of more than 180 artists and human rights organizations has written Spotify a letter asking the company to publicly commit to…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Software, Monetization, Daniel Ek, Talib Kweli, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello, Kimya Dawson, Horatio Gutierrez, Isedua Oribhabor


Don't Expect More Software Updates for the Samsung Galaxy S8

It’s always a sad day in Androidland when a popular smartphone officially reaches its end of life. Samsung will no longer push software updates to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Science, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Samsung Gear Vr, Qualcomm, Samsung Galaxy, Bixby, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Androidland, Samsung Mobile Phones, Technology Internet


Google May Have Inadvertently Just Spilled the Beans About the Pixel Buds A on Twitter

Google I/O 2021 is just a couple of weeks away, but in the run-up to its annual developer conference, Google may have just accidentally confirmed the existence of the Pixel Buds A on Twitter.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Sundar Pichai, Pixel, Google Io, Alphabet Inc, Google Pixel, Pixel Buds, Pixel 3, Pixel 5, Technology Internet


Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned

A series of Instagram ads run by the privacy-positive platform Signal got the messaging app booted from the former’s ad platform, according to a Signal published on Tuesday. The ads were meant to show users the bevy of data that Instagram and its parent company Facebook collects on users, by... targeting…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Software, Gizmodo, Signal, Operating Systems, Adtech, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Market Segmentation, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


A NASA probe detected a strange radio signal in Venus' atmosphere last year. Astronomers have figured out where it came from.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snapped an up-close view of Venus when it flew by the planet in July 2020. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher NASA's Parker Solar Probe detected a strange radio signal while flying by Venus in July. The probe flew through Venus' upper atmosphere, where such signals naturally occur, to collect data. The data show Venus' atmosphere has thinned, a process linked to solar activity. See more stories on ...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Michelle Starr, Parker, Galileo, Brendan Gallagher, University of Colorado Boulder, Goddard Space Flight Center, Akatsuki


SpaceX says more than 500,000 people have ordered or placed a deposit for its Starlink internet service

SpaceX has launched some 1,500 Starlink satellites to date, and aims to eventually have 42,000 orbiting Earth. Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images More than 500,000 people have placed an order or a deposit for SpaceX's Starlink internet service. The service is currently in a beta stage with more than 10,000 participants. SpaceX launched 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit on Tuesday to power the product. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's Starlink satell...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Vermont, Falcon, StarLink, Tech Insider, satellite Internet, Starlink Elon Musk, Tim Levin, Siva Bharadvaj, Federal Communications Commission Starlink


Greta Thunberg says 'we will not give up' on fighting the climate crisis

Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a conference with scientists at the COP25 Climate Conference on December 10, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Climate activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders at a virtual press conference. Thunberg said that leaders were not doing enough to honor the 2015 Paris Climate accords. "We will not accept that ... we, the younger generation," Thunberg said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Swedi...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Trends, Speed, Paris, Un, Madrid Spain, Stefan Lofven, Pablo Blazquez Dominguez Getty, Glasgow Scotland, Climate Crisis, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Azmi Haroun


Leaked Slides Show the Gas Industry Is Freaking Out

At the end of April, the Twitter account for Eversource, the biggest utility in New England, posted an upbeat video on the utility’s clean energy goals full of rich stock footage of windmills and solar panels and set to a rousing gospel-style song. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Natural Gas, New England, Southern California Gas Company, Socalgas, Sempra Energy, Eversource, National Grid plc, Enbridge Inc, Exelon, American Gas Association, Eversource Energy, Business Finance, Washington Gas


Making Fun of Superman Is Tradition

As part of DC’s new Infinite Frontier relaunch—meant to build on the foundation laid by its Death Metal and Future State titles—the comic publisher’s set to put out a new miniseries. It kicked off with the massive Infinite Frontier #0 featuring a bevy of creative talent ahead of writer Joshua Williamson and artist…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc, Joshua Williamson, Infinite Frontier


recreating the Aurora Borealis

Have you ever seen the Aurora Borealis (also known as the northern lights)? I haven’t, because where I live seems to be not compatible with that visual effect. I’ve been up north (in the United States), but not at the right time. I’ve seen pictures of it, which is neat, but that’s not quite the […]
Tags: Science, United States, Humor, Invention, Glowing, Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Imagination, Random, Daydreaming, Dreaming, Invent


Too Many of You Still Believe in 5G Conspiracy Theories

5G conspiracies are nothing new. They’ve been tirelessly debunked several times and yet a 2021 survey found that roughly 24% of people believe that at least one 5G conspiracy is true. C’mon, really?Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Articles, Bill Gates, Conspiracy Theory, Science and Technology, 5g, Memories, Exaggeration, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting, Extended Periodic Table, Draft5g Zombie Apocalypse


Zoom Claims Another Victim as NYC Schools Cancel Snow Days

Chalk up one more precious thing the pandemic has ruined. On Tuesday, the New York City Department of Education announced that it would no longer allow kids to stay home from school on especially snowy or bad weather days; instead, schools will switch to remote learning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Winter, Education, Snow, Nature, Zoom, New York City Department of Education, Fictional Characters, The Snowy Day, Animated Characters, Evil Queen, Weather Related Cancellation


The Meatless Movement Could Become a Class War

On Monday, New York City’s Eleven Madison Park announced it would no longer serve meat as part of its $315 tasting menu. It quickly met with conservative backlash that’s become de rigeur with anything remotely resembling a pro-climate choice. Read more...
Tags: Meat, Food, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Ethics, Food And Drink, Veganism, Burger King, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Taco Bell, Fast Food Restaurant, Intentional Living, Hospitality Recreation, Sustainable Food System


Colorful Photos Reveal the Secrets of Australia’s Twilight Zone Coral Gardens

In the depths of the ocean off the northwest Australian coast lie vast, mysterious ecosystems. Until recently, they were completely undocumented by scientists. A team of researchers changed that in mid-April, though, after they boarded an oceanic research vessel known as the R/V Falkor. Equipped with advanced robotic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Environment, Coral, Ecosystems, Coral Reefs, Marine Biology, Ashmore, Oceanography, Coral Gardens, Karen Miller, Falkor, Physical Geography, Technology Internet, Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries Science


The Mitchells vs the Machines Team Explain How They Made One of the Best Animated Movies of 2021

If you haven’t watched Sony’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines yet—it’s streaming on Netflix—you should do that immediately. Co-directors and writers Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe tell the story of a family traveling across the country to bring the daughter to college when a robot apocalypse threatens to take over the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Actors, Netflix, Abbi Jacobson, Sony, Comedians, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre, Spider Man, Entertainers, Phil, Maya Rudolph, Beck Bennett, Mitchells, Christopher Miller


Twitter's Upcoming Subscription Service Looms Following Latest Acquisition

While Twitter has yet to officially outline plans for its upcoming subscription service, the social media giant continues to prep for its release with the acquisition of Scroll.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Youtube, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Video Hosting, Paywall, Tony Haile, South of Market San Francisco, Mike Park, Scroll, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


CSUN lands nearly $3 million grant to support biomedical sciences students

Cal State Northridge announced Tuesday, May 4, that it has received a nearly $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support biomedical sciences students who want to eventually earn a doctorate. The five-year grant will fund the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE), which is designed to equip undergraduate students with skills that will make them more competitive for entry into graduate programs, according to the university. The grant — w...
Tags: Science, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, National Institutes of Health, Lausd, Science Education, CSUN, LA County, Tom Bradley, Cal State Northridge, LA City Council, Zavala, MariaElena Zavala



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