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Untitled Earth Sim 64 Asks: What Would You Do if the World Was a Simulation?

Imagine learning all of a sudden that your suspicions are on target, and the Earth as you know it is actually a computer simulation. Absolutely nothing is real. What would you do? That’s the question posed by sci-fi comedy short Untitled Earth Sim 64. Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, SIM, Telecommunications, Sim Card, Marie, James Fraser, Human Interest, Untitled, Computer Access Control, Entertainment Culture, Karen Olrich, Jonathan Wilhelmsson


Twitter Censors, Then Uncensors, Palestinian Journalist's Account

Twitter said Tuesday night that the abrupt suspension of a Palestinian journalist’s account had been in error, but refused to clarify what content its system flagged as a violation of its policies.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Software, Hamas, Operating Systems, Marwan Barghouti, Holocaust Denial, War Conflict, Israelipalestinian Conflict, Israeli Operation In The Gaza Strip, Palestinian Terrorism, Antisemitism In The Middle East, Gazaisrael Conflict, Mariam Barghouti


A Hacker Gang Has Been Trying to Extort D.C. Police for $4 Million

A ransomware gang, Babuk Locker, has been attempting to extort the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. for $4 million, but negotiations between the cops and the criminals recently collapsed, leaked documents appear to show. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Television, Washington, Cops, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Royal Thai Police, Metropolitan Police Department, Creative Works, Babuk


Open Channel: Which Monster Movie Bug Should Inherit the Earth?

Over the course of the next few weeks, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground to swarm across chunks of the eastern U.S. to eat, mate, sing, and remind everyone what a powerful force insects can be en masse. Though there’s a certain majesty to cicada swarms whenever they burst out of the earth, they can also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Insects, Edible Insects, Cicadas, Entertainment Culture, Hexapoda, Insects In Culture, Hemiptera


Trump Is a Low-Ratings, Computer-Blogging Loser

Did you know that former edgelord president Donald J. Trump is now an edgelord blogger? Most people do not, evidently. Operation: Blog, aka “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” launched last Tuesday. In the meantime, Trump has posted 19 times, beginning with an Armageddon-inspired trailer ending with the message “SAVE…Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Pinterest, Software, Donald Trump, Kourtney Kardashian, Operating Systems, Text Messaging, Trumpism, Trump, Buzzsumo, Donald J Trump, Beast, Liz Cheney, South of Market San Francisco


Doctors in London report fivefold increase in children swallowing magnets

Button batteries and magnets found in certain types of children’s toys associated with complicationsThere has been a fivefold increase in magnet ingestion over the past five years in young children amid a steady rise in hospital admissions in London caused by the swallowing of foreign objects, doctors have said.While most of the time objects pass out of the body naturally without incident, button batteries and small permanent magnets found in cordless tools, hard disk drives, magnetic fasteners ...
Tags: Health, Toys, Science, London, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, NHS


If You Didn't Watch These Indiana Jones 4K Ultra HD Trailers You Chose... Poorly

Okay, admittedly, unlike the Holy Grail, watching these Indiana Jones movie trailers celebrating the franchise’s long-awaited jump into 4K ultra high-definition is not going to grant you eternal life, but boy howdy do they look good.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Jones, Sean Connery, Ben Burtt, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Lego Indiana Jones, Ultra High Definition Television, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, References And Parodies Of Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones Films


One chart shows how dramatically the pace of vaccinations differs from country to country

People wait in line to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Mumbai, India, April 24, 2021. Satish Bate/Hindustan Times/Getty Images The global vaccine rollout is very uneven - some nations may reach herd immunity years before others. Israel, the US, and UK are vaccinating people fastest, while Brazil, India, and Japan trail behind. One chart shows when 18 different countries will reach three key vaccination milestones. See more stories on Insider's business page. By next week, around half the...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, News, China, Russia, Israel, US, Trends, Egypt, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca


Matter Is a New Smart Home Standard to Make Apple, Google, and Amazon Devices Work Together

Apple, Amazon, and Google rarely have a reason to work together, but the companies are teaming up for a new smart home standard, now called Matter, that will make it easier for you to buy devices that work seamlessly together without thinking about it.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Samsung, Home Automation, Comcast, Computing, Philips, Github, Amazon Echo, Science and Technology, Texas Instruments, Homekit


Utility-Funded Propaganda Book for Kids Calls Natural Gas an ‘Invisible Friend’

The fossil fuel industry has dug its claws in deep into the American education system. So, too, have utilities. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Energy industry, Natural Gas, NiSource, Xcel Energy, Eversource Energy, Business Finance, Gleb Bahmutov, Fuel Gas, Culver Company


This Guy Designed an Android App That Deletes All Your Phone's Data When Police Try to Crack It

These days, if you’re arrested and charged with a crime, the first thing cops will likely try to do is look at the contents of your phone. Digital forensics is increasingly a favorite way to secure a conviction, or at least gain a broader understanding of a suspect. Read more...
Tags: Google Play, Science, Software, Github, Signal, Computer Security, Moxie Marlinspike, Mobile App, Secure Communication, Cellebrite, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Computer Security Software, Korelogic, Matt Bergin


This Indoor Garden Will Feed You Greens Year-Round

Click & Grow 25 is the latest project by former orchestra conductor Mattias Lepp who felt that the idea of indoor gardens—essentially, a farmer’s market in a box—would be just the tool for staving off future food shortages. His company, founded in 2018, raised $11 million to develop new materials and hardware…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Sustainability, Urban Agriculture, Kickstarter, Food And Drink, Environmentalism, Food Security, Natural Environment, Vertical Farming, Hospitality Recreation, Sustainable Food System, Mattias Lepp


Amazon's Sci-Fi Anthology Solos Clones Anthony Mackie and Shoots Helen Mirren Into Space

“We all feel alone in different ways,” says Morgan Freeman in this new trailer for Solos. “In feeling alone, we are somehow all together.” That seems as perfect a thesis statement for Amazon Prime’s upcoming TV series as possible.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Actors, Amazon Prime, Red, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Dan Stevens, Solos, Constance Wu, Mirren, Anthony Mackie, Mackie, Nicole Beharie, David Well


Trump 2020 Holdouts Stand in Line for 7 Hours to See World's Biggest Corn Cob, Err, Mike Lindell

Hundreds of Republicans that still believe that, contrary to any and all evidence, Donald Trump actually won the 2020 elections and only didn’t get a second term in office due to mass voter fraud congregated together on the Corn Palace in South Dakota on Monday to see the World’s Biggest Corn Cob. By which we mean, a…Read more...
Tags: Science, South Dakota, Agriculture, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Frank, Mike Lindell, My Pillow, Businesspeople, Maize, Dominion Voting Systems, Native American Cuisine, Frank Speech


Bose's FDA-Cleared Hearing Aids Are Cool, but You Should Still Be Skeptical

While you might expect that Bose’s latest gadget has something to do with music, it’s actually a lot closer to wearable health tech. In fact, they’re actually FDA-cleared, self-fitted hearing aids designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Hearing Loss, Medical Device, Bose, Hearing Aid, Brian Maguire, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, S S, Federal Food Drug And Cosmetic Act, Otology


Stephen King's Apple TV+ Series Lisey's Story Drops a Creepy First Trailer

Stephen King’s works are adapted so often these days, it’s hard to keep track of them all. But one way to differentiate is by tapping an incredible wealth of talent both in front of and behind the camera. And, based on that metric, it’s hard to beat the new Apple TV+ show, Lisey’s Story.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Julianne Moore, Life, Stephen King, It, Apple TV, Oscar, Writers, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Pablo, Clive Owen, Dane DeHaan, Human Interest, Joan Allen, Sung Kang


Here's All the Free Stuff You Can Score for Getting a Covid-19 Vax

Cities and businesses across the U.S. are trying out a wide array of incentives to entice people on the fence to get the covid-19 vaccine—incentives that are largely being praised by public health experts as an important way to boost the country’s vaccination rate and not let our ample supply go to waste.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Leana Wen, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria, Vaccination Policy, Pfizers Vaccine


President Joe Biden Approves Nation's First Major Offshore Wind Farm

On Tuesday, the Biden administration officially green-lit the country’s largest offshore wind farm. It’s slated to be installed off the coast of Massachusetts and is the first step in President Joe Biden’s ambitious push to finally get the U.S. in the offshore wind game.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Massachusetts, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, Wind Power, Wind Farm, Biden, Avangrid, Electrical Engineering, Raúl Grijalva, Wind turbine, Offshore Wind Power, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Deb Haaland


Arduino's New DIY Kit Makes It Easy to Build Smart Home Gadgets

The Arduino Oplà kit is a simple way to start building Internet of Things gadgets for fun and, for some, profit. The $114 starter kit includes an Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 board—basically a tiny, programmable microprocessor—and an IoT Carrier that looks kind of like a flower with an OLED screen in the center. What you can…Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Raspberry Pi, Computing, Arduino, Science and Technology, Microcontrollers, Adafruit Industries, Single Board Computers, Technology Internet, Physical Computing, Comparison Of Single Board Microcontrollers, Esp Easy, Arduino Oplà


You Laugh, but This Smartphone Arm Mount Might Actually Be Useful

It’s hard to say how long it will take, but it seems inevitable that one day humans will develop a third hand for the sole use of holding a smartphone while keeping the other two free. For those who can’t wait for that incredibly useful mutation, Thanko’s selling a mechanical alternative that gives the wearer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Smartphone, Smartphones, Computing, Derringer, Personal Computing, Handsfree, Classes Of Computers, Hospitality Recreation


New images reveal Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its smaller counterpart, Red Spot Jr., in stunning detail

Three images of Jupiter show the gas giant in different types of light: infrared (left), visible, and ultraviolet (right). International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/NASA/ESA, M.H. Wong and I. de Pater (UC Berkeley) et al. Two telescopes have captured stunning images of Jupiter in regular, infrared, and ultraviolet light. The images can help astronomers study storms and hot spots in the planet's atmosphere. Infrared imaging revealed that Jupiter's shrinking Great Red Spot is...
Tags: Photos, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hubble, Hawaii, Planets, University Of California Berkeley, Jupiter, UC Berkeley, Hubble Space Telescope, Wong, Jr


9 Spooky Boarding School Movies Worthy of the Horror Honor Roll

With Simon Barrett’s Seance—about a group of teens who unwittingly awaken their dorm’s resident ghost—arriving on May 21, we’ve got spooky boarding schools on the brain. Much like college campuses, they’ve been a rather popular setting for horror movies over the years, but these are 9 of our favorites.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Rebecca, Uma Thurman, Patricia Clarkson, Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Campbell, Rosemary, Heather, Jennifer, Myers, Carrie, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Dario Argento


TikTok Wants To Be Its Own Economy

TikTok is apparently the latest platform to make the shift from social media site to a glorified digital mall. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that TikTok has started floating the idea of in-app shopping to brands over in Europe, hoping to hook young EU shoppers—and their wallets—in the process. Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Instagram, Walmart, Eu, Bloomberg, Software, Bloomberg LP, Levi, Mobile Applications, Business Finance, Video Software, Music Software, Bytedance, Tiktok, Application Software


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Is Racing Back to Earth With a Scoop of Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft tasked with collecting rocks and dust from a nearby asteroid named Bennu, is coming back home after almost five years away. The spacecraft, officially named Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer, officially fired its engines to begin its…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Planetary Science, Applied Sciences, Bennu, Planetary Defense, Space Science, Osiris Rex, Thomas Zurbuchen, Sample return mission, New Frontiers Program, 101955 Bennu, Planetary Surface, Tagsam


Dark Horse's The Shadows Uses Gorgeously Grim Imagery to Tell a Refugee's Story

Previously available only in French, graphic novel The Shadows—from creators Zabus and Hippolyte—is getting an English release courtesy of Dark Horse and translator Matt Madden. It’s a fictional but timely tale of refugees searching for asylum, rendered in gorgeously grim, spooky drawings. We’ve got a sneak peek to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Issues, Hippolyte, Matt Madden, Zabus


Archaeologists Are Making a Push to Improve Climate Modeling

Models that project how the climate will change in the future rely heavily on information about what happened in the past, including how humans used land. Scientists feed models data to create algorithms that estimate everything from weather to vegetation to land use. But this approach has one fundamental flaw.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Climate, Articles, Land Use, Database, Geographic Information System, Erle Ellis, Emily Hammer, Scientific Modeling, General Circulation Model, Modeling And Simulation, Scientific Modelling, Lucas Stephens, Climate Model, Land Use Land Use Change And Forestry


Archeologists Are Making a Push to Improve Climate Modeling

Models that project how the climate will change in the future rely heavily on information about what happened in the past, including how humans used land. Scientists feed models data to create algorithms that estimate everything from weather to vegetation to land use. But this approach has one fundamental flaw.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Climate, Articles, Land Use, Database, Geographic Information System, Erle Ellis, Emily Hammer, Scientific Modeling, General Circulation Model, Modeling And Simulation, Scientific Modelling, Lucas Stephens, Climate Model, Land Use Land Use Change And Forestry


This Replacement Bathtub Drain Is Like a Slap Chop for Hair Clogs

The only thing worse than a bathtub or shower drain that doesn’t actually drain is having to clean out the inevitable clog. The PressDrain promises to eliminate that awful chore once and for all with a pop-up mechanism that slices and dices long hair into smaller pieces so they easily wash away.Read more...
Tags: Science, Clothing, Bathtub, Culture, Kickstarter, Plumbing, Drain, Consumer Goods, Shower, Drāno, Clog, Drain Cleaner


Count Chocula, Frankenberry, More Join Forces and Now Breakfast Is Doomed

The day we all feared has arrived. The monsters of the cereal aisle, who had been content menacing the breakfasts of children for decades, have finally realized they are stronger together. Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Frankenberry, Frute Brute, and Yummy Mummy have formed the Monster Cereal Avengers and god help us all.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Food And Drink, General Mills, Food Industry, Breakfast Cereal, Boo Berry, Frankenberry, Chocula, Frute Brute, Monster Cereals, Baron Von Redberry, Sir Grapefellow, Count Chocula Boo Berry Frankenberry Frute Brute, Monster Cereal Avengers


Merriam-Webster Is Selling the Definition of NFT as an NFT, Which Means You Can Own... Something, Sort Of

Content creator Merriam-Webster reigns in glorious relevance: the dictionary is auctioning off its definition of NFT, as an NFT, on OpenSea. The definition is objectively boring, so hell, let’s make it interesting! I’ll run a side bet on the buyer and stake my money on Farzin, the collector who snatched up Disaster…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Blockchains, Ethereum, Huffington Post, ISM, Dictionary, Cryptocurrency, Merriam Webster, NFT, Kevin Roose, Peter Sokolowski, Non Fungible Token, Fungibility, Concurrent Computing, Farzin



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