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Frightened Terns Abandon 1,500 Eggs After a Rogue Drone Crash-Landed on Nesting Island

Roughly 1,500 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a rogue drone crash-landed and scared off thousands of birds, the Orange County Register and New York Times reported this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Tern, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Geography Of California, Nicholas Molsberry, Elegant Tern, Protected Areas Of California, Melissa Loebl, Nesting Island, Orange County Register and New York Times


AMC's CEO Apparently Didn't Bother to Put on Pants for This YouTube Interview

AMC is the latest meme stock darling for hordes of online investors, and CEO Adam Aron has been leaning heavily into the company’s newfound virality. However, I doubt he ever expected to become a meme himself, as was the case this week after he appeared to be pantless during a live interview with a YouTuber. Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Amc, Automotive Industry, Gizmodo, Mia, Robinhood, Amc Networks, Short Selling, YouTube Interview, Adam Aron, American Motors Corporation, Trey Collins, Business Finance, Subreddits, Arons


This New Documentary on Peanuts Creator Charles Schulz Looks Like a Security Blanket for Your Soul

There have been several documentaries about and tributes for Charlie Brown and Snoopy, along with their creator, Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. But there’s still plenty of room for more, which is good because Apple TV has a new one on the way titled Who Are You, Charlie Brown? and its first trailer is here.Read more...
Tags: Science, David Letterman, Peanuts, Apple TV, Netflix, Al Roker, Emmy, Charlie Brown, The Peanuts Movie, Kevin Smith, Billie Jean King, Charles M Schulz, Snoopy, Charles Schulz, Human Interest, Mass Media


Dell Sued for Promising Alienware Laptops Could Be Upgraded

Dell is being taken to court in California over the company’s claims that its Alienware Area 51m-R1 gaming laptops can be upgraded.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Dell, Alienware Area


The Biden administration is working to reverse 5 Trump-era rollbacks on protecting endangered species

FILE - In this May 13, 2019 file photo provided by the National Park Service is a female condor in Zion National Park, Utah. Seven environmental and animal protection groups have filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's recent rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act. Their lawsuit filed Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in federal court in San Francisco comes after the federal government announced last week it was rescinding some protections for wildlife. (National Park Servi...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Esa, Gop, Williams, Endangered Species, Biden, Interior Department, Donald Trump, National Park Service, Endangered Species Act


N.K. Jemisin's Hugo-Winning Broken Earth Trilogy Is Coming to the Big Screen

N.K. Jemisin has already made history by winning three consecutive Hugo awards for each entry in her Broken Earth trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky. Now, the perhaps inevitable next step is here, with a just-announced big-screen deal with Sony’s TriStar Pictures that will see the author…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Sony, Sharp, TNT, Nk Jemisin, Hugo Awards, Hugo, TriStar Pictures, Broken Earth, Speculative Fiction, Science Fantasy, Jemisin, N K Jemisin, The Stone Sky, The Fifth Season


8 Money Toilets

A ferocious bidding war over a misshapen chicken nugget concluded at $99,997 in the wee hours of Friday morning. Doesn’t seem weird at all, in a world where people are spending millions of dollars for blockchain tokens backed only by words. But wait, is this a sign of a healthy economy, us walking around like the…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Articles, Paypal, Auction, Food And Drink, Mcdonalds, Jack Dorsey, Heritage Auctions, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Oracle, Coinbase, Musk, Christie


Microsoft Blames 'Human Error' Amid Suspicion It Censored Bing Results for Tiananmen Square 'Tank Man'

It’s June 4, the 32nd anniversary of the infamous 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, when Chinese troops crushed a pro-democracy protest movement by opening fire on and slaughtering hundreds of demonstrators in Beijing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Read


The King of the Monsters and the Queen of Jurassic Park Are the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of everything good and plastic we’d like to spend all our money on. This week: Lego takes us back to the time of Batusi and “Let It Go” in new Batman and Frozen sets, Singular Point’s chonky new Godzilla puts the Big in Big G, and Hot Toys has spoken: it’s Blurrg time.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lego, Hot Toys, Batusi


Into the Spider-Verse 2 Recruits Issa Rae as Spider-Woman

We don’t know what the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is actually going to be called yet, but its first new cast member has just been revealed. It’s Issa Rae, best known for creating and starring in the HBO show Insecure, who’ll be voicing Jessica Drew, aka, Spider-Woman. The Hollywood Reporter broke the…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Chris Miller, Spider Man, Phil, Jess, Peter Parker, Spider Gwen, Miles Morales, Peni, Issa Rae, Venom, Marvel Comics Characters, Jessica Drew, Joaquim Dos Santos


FDA Approves 'Game Changer' Weight Loss Drug, Likely First in a New Era of Obesity Treatment

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new injectable medication for treating obesity—one shown to help people lose a significant amount of weight in clinical trials when taken regularly. The drug, called Wegovy, may just signal a new era in obesity treatment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Obesity, Diabetes, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Novo Nordisk, Bariatric Surgery, Donna Ryan, Semaglutide, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma, Glucagon Like Peptide 1, Anti Diabetic Drugs


Ok, This Is Clearly Not the Classified Alien Report We’re Looking For

For anyone naive enough to believe the forthcoming congressionally-ordered report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) observed by U.S. military personnel in recent years would shed some light on the issue, you’re probably about to be let down big time. Reports on Friday, citing people familiar with the inquiry,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Pseudoscience, Tom Delonge, Defense Intelligence Agency, Ryan Graves, Paranormal, UAP, Ufology, Unidentified Flying Objects, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, Luis Elizondo, David Fravor, Fa 18, To the Stars, Chad Underwood


Infinite's New Trailer Forgoes Plot for a Ludicrous Amount of Action

The first trailer for Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming sorta-sci-fi movie Infinite dropped a mere week ago, explaining how a select group of constantly reincarnating people keep their memories and fight each other. This new trailer drops all that to present the movie as a Fast and the Furious clone built on the bones of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, It, Netflix, Mark Wahlberg, James Bond, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Antoine Fuqua, Jason Mantzoukas, Sophie Cookson, Infinite, Ejiofor, The Old Guard, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


Cops Are Now Using an Electric Lasso on People

In an apparent effort to kill fewer people, police departments across the country are investing in what is basically an electronic lasso designed to automatically restrain suspects without cops having to electrocute or shoot them.Read more...
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Cops Are Now Using a High-Tech Lasso on People

In an apparent effort to kill fewer people, police departments across the country are investing in what is basically a high-tech lasso designed to automatically restrain suspects without cops having to electrocute or shoot them.Read more...
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X-Men's Hellfire Gala Is Already a Scandal, Surprising No One

After weeks of hype-building, the X-Men’s 2021 Hellfire Gala kicked off this week in the pages of Marvel’s ongoing Hellions, Marauders, and X-Force series. Unsurprisingly, the extravagant mutant gathering is already threatening to upend the delicate balance of power keeping humanity from going to war with Krakoa. Let…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel Comics, Sage, Jean Grey, John Bolton, Charles Xavier, Gerry Duggan, Emma Frost, Marvel Comics Characters, Chris Claremont, New Mutants, Zeb Wells, X Men, Quentin Quire, Fictional Characters, Marauders


Ball in God's Court as Utah Governor Declares 'Weekend of Prayer' for Rain

The West is in drought. You might even call it Biblical given that a drought this fierce hasn’t hit the region in at least 1,200 years.Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Environment, Articles, Drought, Nature, Prayer, Spencer Cox, Physical Geography


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's Full Soundtrack Is Finally Coming to Streaming

It’s a good day when you can rock out to the sweet sounds of Envy Adams (Brie Larson) leading the Clash at Demonhead—and it’s only a sign of more to come. Edgar Wright, the director of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, took to social media Friday to announce that the expanded edition of the film’s soundtrack will finally…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Films, Disney, Beck, World, Showtime, Envy, Bob, Edgar Wright, Brie Larson, Larson, Scott Pilgrim, Human Interest, Metric, The Oscar


Sweet Tooth’s Showrunners on the Heart of the Show and Changes From the Comic

If you were just to list all the elements that make up the new Netflix show Sweet Tooth, you’d think it was just a bunch of random ideas thrown together. In fact, let’s test that theory: deer boy. Robert Downey Jr. Post-apocalypse. Animal army. DC Comics. Football star. Lord of the Rings. VR gaming. Weird, right? But…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Robert Downey Jr Post, DC Comics Football


A potential 'game changer' drug for weight loss and obesity was just approved by the FDA

JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that could help with chronic weight management in people who are obese and overweight, the agency said in a press release on Friday.Wegovy, a once-a-week injection, will help manage weight in people who are overweight or obese and who have at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, the FDA said."Today's approval offers adults with obesity or overweight a bene...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Weight Loss, Healthcare, Fda, US Food and Drug Administration, FDA approval, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Kelly McLaughlin, Jamie Grill Getty, Speed desk, John Sharretts


Gorgeous New Short Film Shows Us What an Early Lunar Colony Would Actually Look Like

Called Life Beyond Earth, the four-minute short film presents a realistic vision of a future lunar base and the sustainable habitats that could turn this long-sought goal into a reality.Read more...
Tags: Science, Moon, Spaceflight, Outer Space, Skidmore Owings Merrill, Human Spaceflight, Moonbase, Lunar South Pole, Lunar Outpost, Lunar Rover, Jeffrey Hoffman, Lunar Gateway, Exploration Of The Moon, Technology Internet, Colonization Of The Moon, Lunar Orbiter Program


Boston Dynamics’ Robotic Dog Can Now Play the Saddest Futuristic Game of Fetch

Boston Dynamics promises its impressive Spot robot can do a lot of things, but as we can see in the company’s latest demo, replacing the family pet isn’t one of them. Even with incredible autonomy, advanced sensors, and an articulated arm instead of a head and neck, Spot manages to make a fun interaction like a …Read more...
Tags: Science, Boston Dynamics, Boston Dynamics ' Robotic Dog Can Now Play


NASA Has Spotted Sneaky Methane Emissions From the Biggest Oilfield in America

There’s no such thing as easy climate fixes, but when it comes to methane emissions from oil and gas production, a couple of little patches could go a long way. A new study suggests that just 123 sites in the Permian Basin in Texas could be responsible for a huge chunk of the region’s accidental methane leaks—and that…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Environment, America, Nasa, Chemistry, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Methane, Greenhouse Gases, Permian Basin, Physical Sciences, Methane clathrate, Fuel Gas, Atmospheric Methane, Riley Duren


The Pandemic Might Have Killed Off Some Flu Strains for Good

Scientists say that two common strains of the seasonal flu have seemingly vanished from circulation, likely due to public health measures like mask-wearing meant to slow the covid-19 pandemic. Though it will take time to confirm the disappearing act, the unexpected good news could make developing next season’s flu…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Influenza, Pandemic, Influenza Vaccine, Swine Influenza, Flu Season, Influenza Pandemic, Florian Krammer, Animal Virology, Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza A Virus Subtype H3n2


Lauren Boebert Spends Drought Hearing Rambling About ‘Green New Deal Extremists’

Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting, Trump-loving, riot-goading, Congresswoman from Colorado, has a new conspiratorial obsession. And she’s fixated on it rather than working to address the multiple environmental crises facing her state. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Colorado, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, United States, Environmentalism, Biden, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Breitbart, Koch Industries, Lisa Murkowski


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Is Playing Catch Up With the Forgotten Corners of the Galaxy

After its explosive opening, Star Wars: The Bad Batch has hit a bit of a weird, interesting, and yet kind of frustrating rut. Now in a comfortable status quo of the “mission of the week” format, the series is using the structure to apparently catch up on familiar faces shrouded in a corner of the Star Wars galaxy left…Read more...
Tags: Droid, Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Darth Vader, Clone Wars, Jedi, Galactic Republic, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka, Toonami, CID, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Rafa Martez, Ord Mantell


Paleontologists Study 9,000-Year-Old Aurochs Bones and Wonder if the Beasts Were Tamed

For some 9,000 years, the bones of three aurochs—huge, extinct ancestors of modern cattle—languished at the bottom of a cave in northwestern Spain. A team of paleontologists have now genetically sampled the Mesolithic remains, which were found in the 1990s near a human skeleton, and they believe that the DNA could…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cattle, Spain, Extinction, Mammals, CHAN, Elba, Zebu, Bovidae, Aurochs, Animal Breeding, Uruz Project, Bovines, Aurora Grandal, Even Toed Ungulates, Amalia Vidal


There's more evidence that getting both doses of Pfizer's vaccine may be 'critical' to protecting against emerging variants

Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Local News via Getty Images Pfizer's vaccine worked against five coronavirus variants in the first lab study to directly compare them. It added more evidence that both doses may be needed to protect against emerging variants. Most people who get two doses would be protected against the variant initially from India, the researchers said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A leading UK expert has said it'...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, India, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, University of Bristol, Pfizer, Public Health England, Lancet, Finn, Variant


Trump Suspended From Facebook for at Least 2 Years

Facebook announced on Friday that Donald Trump’s accounts on the company’s platforms—which includes the former president’s Instagram account—are going to be suspended for a full two years. At the end of that two-year gap, the company will “look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded,”…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Articles, Social Media, Software, Nick Clegg, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Oversight Board, QAnon, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Social Media Use By Donald Trump, Trump Suspended From Facebook


Sharks once nearly disappeared in an abrupt extinction event 'twice as extreme' as the one that killed the dinosaurs

An oceanic whitetip shark at Elphinstone Reef in the Red Sea. Alexander Vasenin/Wikimedia Commons Nearly all sharks disappeared in a 100,000-year period about 19 million years ago, research shows. The total number of sharks declined by 90%, and the number of shark species decreased by 70%. Scientists don't know why the mass extinction happened - it didn't coincide with changes in climate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sharks are the consummate survivors. They'...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Trends, Earth, Atlantic, Oceans, Maine, Sharks, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Jackson Pollock, Paleontology, Yale University, Rubin, Sibert



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