*PLANETARIUM PRIMORDIAL* Epochs & Frost Line Module Expansions

In our gameschooling adventures, we have found a few excellent astronomy themed games to add to our yearly rotation/unit study on space.  Planetarium gets pulled out much more often than just when we’re studying planets, but both the base game (read my review here) AND the Primordial expansion contribute so much interest, fun, and rabbit-hole […]
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Nepal urges Everest climbers to return used oxygen canisters amid Covid crisis

Climbers and their Sherpa guides were estimated to have carried at least 3,500 oxygen bottles this season – now they need to be refilledSee all our coronavirus coverageNepal is so short of oxygen canisters that it has asked climbers on Mount Everest to bring back their empties instead of abandoning them on mountain slopes, an official said on Monday, as it struggles with a second wave of the coronavirus.The country issued climbing permits to more than 700 climbers for 16 Himalayan peaks – 408 to...
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This NSFW Love, Death, and Robots Trailer Emphasizes the Death

Well, you can’t say Netflix’s animated sci-fi anthology doesn’t give a fuck. It gives several.Read more...
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Hackers Threatening East Coast's Fuel Supply Claim They're Not Trying to Cause Anybody Trouble

Over the weekend, a cyberattack by the Russia-based ransomware gang DarkSide managed to hamstring America’s largest oil pipeline, Colonial, threatening to choke off significant energy flows to the East Coast. Read more...
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Dogecoin Is Literally Going to the Moon

Elon Musk may have sent Dogecoin’s stock plummeting after he bombed on Saturday Night Live on May 8, but that doesn’t mean the Tesla and SpaceX CEO isn’t doing his part to boost the volatile cryptocurrency. Read more...
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Los Angeles County could reach herd immunity by end of July, health officials say

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 Los Angeles County could reach herd immunity by mid to late July, public health officials said. At the current rate of vaccination, roughly 80% of adult and adolescent county residents could have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Though there isn't a specific percentage of the county population needed to reach herd immunity, officials have esti...
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The X-Men's Hellfire Gala Wants You to RSVP... for Murder

Even though everything is so hunky-dory in the sovereign island of Krakoa that Marvel’s mutants are throwing a high-fashion party that actual real-life celebrities are attending, we all know the X-Men can’t have nice things for long. It sounds like the Hellfire Gala is going to go poorly... for two people in…Read more...
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Sennheiser’s New $1,300 Earbuds Are the Best I’ve Ever Tried

It seems like every month companies announce new wireless earbud options that offer improved battery life, better sound, and noise cancellation upgrades that help block out more of the world around you. In just a few short years, Bluetooth earbuds have gone from being bulky and not completely wireless to completely…Read more...
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WhatsApp Will Turn Your Account Into a Useless Zombie If You Don't Accept Its New Privacy Policy

After facing international backlash over impending updates to its privacy policy, WhatsApp has ever-so-slightly backtracked on the harsh consequences it initially planned for users who don’t accept them—but not entirely.Read more...
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I Guess If You Must Put an AirTag on Your Siri Remote, This Is Fine

In the months of rumors leading up to Apple’s official AirTag reveal, I couldn’t help but shake the idea that somebody was going to try to stick one on their Apple TV remote. Of course, somebod(ies) absolutely did.Read more...
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Explainer: What is the deadly ‘black fungus’ seen in Covid patients in India?

Usually very rare, mucormycosis has a high mortality rate and is difficult to treat A rare black fungus that invades the brain is being increasingly seen in vulnerable patients in India, including those with Covid-19, as the health system continues to struggle in the midst of the pandemic.The health ministry on Sunday released an advisory on how to treat the infection. In the state of Gujarat, about 300 cases had been reported in four cities, including Ahmedabad, according to data from state-run...
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Nasa spacecraft leaves asteroid Bennu with a belly full of space rock samples

Osiris-Rex has been flying around the ancient asteroid since 2018 and collected nearly a pound of rubble last fallWith rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a Nasa spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to Earth on Monday, leaving the ancient space rock in its rearview mirror.The trip home for the robotic prospector, Osiris-Rex, will take two years. Continue reading...
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Could quantum neural networking lead to human immortality?

There’s no proof you’re going to die. Don’t take that the wrong way; there’s a lot of evidence. But proof is for math, and death is only certain in retrospect. That’s why any research that pushes the boundaries of what we can observe, test, and replicate when it comes to the wacky world of quantum mechanics is exciting. Spooky action at a distance could be our ticket to immortality. An international team of researchers recently published work demonstrating quantum entanglement at an unprecedente...
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44 Attorneys General Beg Facebook to Leave the Kids Alone

In an open letter, forty-four attorneys general have beseeched Mark Zuckerberg to mercifully stop the company’s planned version of Instagram for children. Buzzfeed News discovered in March that Facebook—a company famous for platforming murderous rage and dangerous misinformation without consequence—has been developing…Read more...
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Facebook Would Also Like to Annoy the Misinformation Out of You

Following the lead of Twitter, Facebook may now also prompt users to double-check whether they have actually read the goddamn article before potentially passing on hoaxes to some of their less discerning friends.Read more...
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Leaked Apple Documents Inadvertently Helped the Right-to-Repair Movement

Cyberattacks are rarely useful to anybody except cyber-attackers, but a recent ransomware incident has had some unexpected upsides for those in the right-to-repair community, new coverage from Motherboard suggests. Read more...
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Army of the Dead’s Spinoff Star Talks Safe-Cracking and Zack Snyder’s Lessons

Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead hasn’t even come out yet and a spin-off film is already in the can. It’ll be called Army of Thieves and it’s directed by its star, Matthias Schweighöfer, who plays a safecracker named Dieter in both films. io9 spoke to Schweighöfer about getting to play in Zack Snyder’s zombie-infested…Read more...
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Miso butter potatoes and veggie pineapple tacos headline a free cookbook aimed at helping COVID-19 long-haulers enjoy food again after losing their sense of taste and smell

Sambal butter noodles from "Taste & Flavour." Craig Robertson via Life Kitchen Some people who get COVID-19 develop lasting symptoms, like loss of taste or smell. A new cookbook was formulated specifically to help coronavirus long-haulers enjoy food again. The book, "Taste & Flavour," is available for free as a digital download. See more stories on Insider's business page. For coronavirus long-haulers, loss of taste and smell is one of the persisting symptoms. Now, a new cookbook aims ...
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Italian Cave Fossils Suggest Nine Neanderthals Were Feasted Upon by Hyenas

Archaeologists working at a cave site near Rome have found the mineralized remains of nine Neanderthals, in what’s being hailed as an “extraordinary discovery.” A significant number of these bones show clear signs of gnawing, leading the team to believe the Neanderthals were being preyed upon or scavenged by hyenas.Read more...
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FDA Authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine For Teens

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it would authorize the emergency use of the highly effective Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 to 15. The vaccine is the first to be made available to the age group, though both it and Moderna’s similar mRNA vaccine are being…Read more...
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The FDA Just Approved a Smart Insulin Pen Cap That Might Make the Life of Diabetics Easier

The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for an innovative smart pen cap system to help those with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes better manage their insulin dosage. This is huge news, as the system could help diabetics eliminate the guesswork when it comes to figuring out how much insulin to take, using…Read more...
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It's Official: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Lives Again

Last month, when MST3K creator Joel Hodgson announced a Kickstarter to fund the cult-favorite show’s 13th season, I guaranteed it would get funded and make its third resurrection. But even I didn’t expect this.Read more...
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Clever Modder Upgrades an Old Wacom Into a Pricier Drawing Tablet With $80 Worth of Parts

Wacom’s cheapest drawing tablet, the 13-inch Wacom One, will still set you back $400. So instead of upgrading, Akaki Kuumeri built their own by creating a strap-on screen for an older Wacom tablet using $80 worth of purchased and 3D-printed parts.Read more...
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Why Won’t Tucker Carlson Say If He’s Taken the Vaccine? We’re Just Asking Questions

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has spent the last few months of his show just asking questions about the coronavirus vaccines—you know, the kind of disingenuous, false pretense questions deliberately designed to undermine public confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccines rather than get any answers. He also won’t…Read more...
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Zack Snyder Owns Up to Provoking His Fans for Clicks and Charity

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a perfectly passable, unquestionably long comic book movie whose existence can be attributed to a number of factors beyond its director’s firm belief in his vision of what DC’s superheroes should look and act like on the silver screen.Read more...
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A 23-year-old Italian woman received 6 times the recommended amount of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

A coronavirus vaccine vial. Dado Ruvic/Reuters A 23-year-old Italian woman received six doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine on Sunday. A nurse accidentally injected the entire vial, according to Italian news agency AGI. Medical experts say vaccine dosing errors like this usually don't lead to serious side effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 23-year-old Italian woman received six doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine on Sunday, after a nurse at a hospi...
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A First Responder App Is Quadrupling the Number of Heart Attack Survivors in Denmark

In recent years, Denmark has seen the fatality rate for out-of-home heart attacks slowly dwindle to record lows. One of the factors behind the decline, per a new Washington Post report, is an app that aims a swarm of volunteers at patients in need. Read more...
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We Are Exhausted, We Are the '90s X-Men Cartoon's Jean Grey

Beloved as Marvel’s animated X-Men cartoon from the 1990s continues to be, we’ve long since looked back on the classic series and recognized how, in the grand scheme of things, traditionally powerful characters like Storm, Rogue, and Jean Grey were done few favors in terms of depicting them at the top of their games.…Read more...
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Strap This Beeping Robotic Third Eye to Your Forehead to Help You Walk and Text

Who among us hasn’t unknowingly fallen into an open manhole, or accidentally strolled into an active construction site, while distracted by our phones? But a problem caused by technology can only be solved with more technology, right? So a design student has created a wearable robotic third eye that warns distracted…Read more...
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PSA: Spotify Will Now Let You Share Podcast Timestamps

Spotify is rolling out a handful of new social features.
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