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Huge two-day underwater avalanche sent mud 1,000km into ocean

Event may have gone unnoticed had it not slowed data traffic between Nigeria and South AfricaA vast underwater avalanche sent mud and sand more than 1,000km out into the ocean over the course of two days, rupturing submarine cables and disrupting internet traffic on Africa’s western coast, scientists have revealed.The avalanche, the longest sediment flow ever recorded, travelled more than 1,100km from its source at the mouth of the Congo river along a deep ocean canyon, according to a new study....
Tags: Science, Technology, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Congo, Avalanches


Here's Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is always jam-packed with announcements of new features coming to all of your Apple devices later in the fall, and this year’s event was no exception.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Science, Siri, Safari, Software, Tai Chi, Messages, Monterey, Icloud, Facetime, Operating Systems, watchOS, Apple Music


Netflix's Blood Red Sky Is Basically 'Vampires on a Plane'

This teaser for Netflix’s Blood Red Sky starts off like a rather generic action flick: a mom and her young son settle in for a long-haul flight, only to realize to their horror that their plane has been taken over by money-hungry hijackers. What to do? Well... from the looks of things, mom’s got a fang-tastic secret.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Dominic Purcell, Peter Thorwarth, Blood Red sky, Peri Baumeister, Stefan Holtz, Fasten Your Seatbelt


The 1966 Batman TV Series Finally Has a Perfect Bat-Cave Playset

Well, it’s getting a perfect Bat-Cave playset, to be more precise—courtesy of McFarlane Toys.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, William Shakespeare, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Batmobile, Batman And Robin, Robin, Joker, Riddler, Mattel, Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Todd McFarlane, Frank Gorshin


Desiccated Corpse of MoviePass Reaches Settlement With FTC Over Fraud Allegations

Disastrously failed theater-ticketing startup MoviePass’s corpse has been rotting for years, but its former executives have only now reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly using fraudulent and deceptive tactics to abuse its users.Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Film Industry, Companies, Moviepass, Federal Trade Commission, Helios, Daniel Kaufman, Business Finance, Stacy Spikes, Entertainment Industry, Mitch Lowe, Helios And Matheson Analytics, Helios Matheson, Theodore Farnsworth, Economy Of The United States


Rob Zombie Says He's Making a Munsters Movie

If someone has to bring the 1960s TV show The Munsters back again, it might as well be a zombie. Rob Zombie, in fact. The rock star turned filmmaker announced on his Instagram today that he’s making a movie based on the cult sitcom about a friendly family of monsters.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Fiction, Culture, Batman, Eddie, Lily, Rob Zombie, Zombie, Herman, Marilyn, Grandpa, Undead, The Munsters, The Addams Family, House Of 1000 Corpses


Apple and Google Go All In On Digital Car Keys

Apple today announced expanded support for digital car keys in iOS 15 during its WWDC keynote. Combined with Google’s recent Android announcements at its own developers conference, it’s clear that the big transition to digital car keys will begin in earnest later this fall.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science


New Disney+ Documentary Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Rides

The Walt Disney Company is famously secretive about the creation of many of its most popular rides, but if anyone can get to the bottom of it, it’s the Rock. Dwayne Johnson’s production company, Seven Bucks, is teaming up with Disney for a new documentary series called Behind the Attraction, which hits Disney+ on July…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Amusement Parks, Disney Channel, The Walt Disney Company, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Hollywood Land, Walt Disney Studios Park, Brian Volk Weiss, The Imagineering Story, Seven Bucks, Walt Disney Anthology Television Series, Entertainment Culture


Uh Oh, ‘Woman Dr. Bitcoin’ Says It’s ‘Judgement Day for Crypto’ in China

The ongoing crackdown on cryptocurrency throughout China took one step further over the weekend, with popular social media site Sina Weibo terminating a number of major crypto accounts.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Bitcoin, Sina Weibo


DOJ Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency From Hackers After Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

Federal agents have tracked and seized over half of the $4.4 million ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to the cybercriminal gang DarkSide following May’s catastrophic cyberattack, the U.S. Justice Department has announced.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Cyberattack, Crimes, Cryptocurrency, Computer Security, U S Justice Department, Conti, Darkside, Lisa O Monaco, Paul Abbate, Colonial Pipeline


Ice Age Cave Bear With Hole in Its Skull May Have Been Stabbed by Ancient Humans

Cave bears were hulking beasts you wouldn’t want to run into in the dark (even if they were mostly vegetarians). But it seems a human got the better of one of these now-extinct ursids, according to an assessment made by Russian paleontologists last month.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mammals, Woolly Mammoth, Prehistoric Mammals, Mammoth, Woolly Rhinoceros, Quaternary, Cave Bear, Ursus Rossicus, Dmitry Gimranov


Did Humans Stab This Ice Age Cave Bear Through the Skull?

Cave bears were hulking beasts you wouldn’t want to run into in the dark (even if they were mostly vegetarians). But it seems a human got the better of one of these now-extinct ursids, according to an assessment made by Russian paleontologists last month.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mammals, Woolly Mammoth, Prehistoric Mammals, Mammoth, Woolly Rhinoceros, Quaternary, Cave Bear, Ursus Rossicus, Dmitry Gimranov


Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2021

For as many original innovations Apple introduces to its various software platforms, there are just as many “new” features that appear to have been inspired by other tools, apps, and even operating systems, leaving loyal developers to wonder what’s going to happen to their own products now that they’re no longer…Read more...
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Resident Evil Village's Moldy Lore Is Keeping the Undead Franchise Fresh

In both of Capcom’s video games Resident Evil Village and its 2017 predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, you play as Ethan Winters, a man desperately fighting through terrifying, monster-filled locales in search of his family whose lives are in danger. But the story behind both games presents an intriguing idea that …Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Mia, Miranda, Rosemary, Ethan, Zoe, Capcom, Resident Evil, Windows Games, Umbrella Corporation, Ethan Winters, Chris Redfield, Video Game Characters, Video Games Developed In Japan, Creative Works


Google Hit With $268 Million Fine Over Unfair Ad Practices

Google was fined a hefty 220 million euros (or roughly $268 million) on Monday after France’s competition authority found the company abusing its outsized role in the world of digital advertising. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, France, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Auction, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Ken Paxton, Alphabet Inc, E Commerce, Ad Serving, Business Finance, Isabelle de Silva, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet


Norse God Usurps Leprechaun's Cereal Empire

Loki has done some horrible things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including murdering Phil Coulson and leading an alien invasion of Earth in which countless people died. But now the Norse god of mischief has gained control of Lucky Charms cereal, and this crime is beyond the pale.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Earth, General Mills, Loki, Phil Coulson, Lucky Charms, Heimdall, Fictional Characters, Ultraverse, Jotnar


Why the Texas Grid Failed, According to Science

It’s been nearly four months since the devastating Texas blackouts. And thanks to a relatively speedy peer review process, we now have an academic accounting of what exactly went wrong—and how to prepare the grid for future extreme weather.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Natural Gas, Power Outage, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Energy Development, Electric Power, Energy Crisis, Electrical Grid, Joshua Busby, Texas Power Crisis


NASA Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, in orbit around Jupiter since 2016, made a close flyby of the planet’s moon Ganymede at 1:35 p.m. ET on Monday. Its goal: to take stock of the icy orb’s composition and magnetic field, among other measurements.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Europa, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Simone Biles, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Europa Clipper, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Cosmic Vision


Kevin Can F**k Himself Is About the Perils of Being a Great Pretender

Though AMC’s new sitcom dramedy Kevin Can F**k Himself isn’t strictly genre, it tells the story of a woman doing everything in her power to warp her bleak reality into a picturesque vision of domestic bliss. Much like WandaVision’s Westview, there’s a troubling chaos bubbling up in the show’s take on Worcester,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Harley Quinn, Worcester, Petersen, Patty, Kevin, Homer Simpson, Neil, Allison, Peter Griffin, Westview, Annie Murphy, Television Shows, Episodes, Mary Hollis Inboden


Despite Pandemic Lockdowns, We Broke a Carbon Dioxide Record

The world ground to a halt for parts of last year, but carbon dioxide continues to set records. Concentrations in the atmosphere of the greenhouse gas peaked last month, scientists said Monday, reaching a new historic monthly average high of 419 parts per million. That’s the highest average level in millions of years.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Chemistry, Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Dioxide, International Energy Agency, Physical Sciences, Pieter Tans, Climate Forcing, Chemical Compounds, Atmosphere Of Earth, Carbon Monitoring, Carbon Dioxide In Earths Atmosphere, Climate Change Mitigation Scenarios


Here's Everything Coming to Your Apple Watch in watchOS 8 This Fall

The best part of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is getting a sneak peek into all the new features Apple’s got planned for its product lineup. In the case of the Apple Watch, today’s keynote gave us a look at all the updates coming later this fall—and maybe a few hints at what Apple’s got in mind for the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Health, Science, Fitness, Software, Computing, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices, watchOS, Bernie Sanders, Apple Music, Apple Inc, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Technology Internet, Health Software


FBI Effort to Expose 'USA Today' Readers Was Likely Unlawful, Experts Say

The FBI announced Saturday it had withdrawn a subpoena seeking to identify readers of a USA Today story concerning a Florida shooting that left two of its agents dead. The decision to do so, however, is purportedly unrelated to allegations raised in court last week by USA Today’s publisher, which accused the FBI of…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Fbi, Usa Today, FBI Effort to Expose USA Today


Apple Opens Up Siri to Work With Third-Party Smart Home Devices [Updated]

As part of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announced it’s finally opening up its Siri digital assistant to work with third-party smart home devices. The news came as part of a batch of new features for the smart home, including a new ability to watch TV with friends and a way to use an Apple HomePod…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Siri


Apple Opens Up Siri to Work With Third-Party Smart Home Devices

As part of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announced it’s finally opening up its Siri digital assistant to work with third-party smart home devices. The news came as part of a batch of new features for the smart home, including a new ability to watch TV with friends and a way to use an Apple HomePod…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Siri, Apple TV, Software, Home Automation, Computing, Apple Watch, Homekit, Ecobee, Apple Music, Alexa, Apple Inc, Smart Speakers


macOS Monterey Will Make All of Your Apple Devices Play Nice With Each Other

Apple’s new macOS got a new California-inspired name at WWDC on Monday. That was to be expected. But it still had some surprises in store for us with a lot of quality of life improvements and at least one big new feature.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California


Apple's Biggest Privacy Flexes of WWDC 2021

It wouldn’t be an Apple event without a nod to the company’s pro-privacy stance. As part of its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) keynote this year, the company announced some major privacy upgrades that will come with iOS 15 and iCloud—here are some of the biggest. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Apple Is Finally Starting to Put the iPad Pro's Power to Good Use With iPadOS 15

Apple’s decision to spin-off a separate version of iOS for the iPad (and to stick its M1 processor inside the devices) makes even more sense with the arrival of iPadOS 15 that continues to push the tablets away from being just media consumption devices to serviceable laptop replacements with improved multi-tasking,…Read more...
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24,000-year-old organisms found frozen in Siberia can still reproduce

Russian scientists find bdelloid rotifers deep in remote permafrostA microscopic worm-like creature, labelled an “evolutionary scandal” by biologists for having thrived for millions of years without having sex, has now been shown to persist for at least 24,000 years in Siberian permafrost and then reproduce, researchers have found.Multicellular invertebrates that are solely female, bdelloid rotifers are already renowned for their resistance to radiation and ability to withstand rather inhospitab...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Siberia, Zoology


This animal was revived after being frozen for 24,000 years

This is a bdelloid rotifer, a common microscopic animal that lives in freshwater all over the world. But the one seen here is unique in that it was frozen in Arctic permafrost for 24,000 years and just revived by scientists. Once thawed, the rotifer was able to feed and reproduce. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, Arctic, Microscopes, Cryonics


iOS 15 Is Here, and It's All About Making Your iPhone Less Annoying

We’re all hopelessly addicted to our phones, and we’re all incredibly irritated by the way our devices suck up so much of our time and attention. Apple just showed off iOS 15, a software update coming to iPhones this fall that will solve some of those annoyances.Read more...
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