This Gigantic Version of Nintendo's Original Handheld Games Needs Two People to Play It

Before the Switch, before the 3DS, and even before the Game Boy, Nintendo had the Game & Watch: a series of handheld video games that were primitive by today’s standards, but mind-blowing to ‘80s kids. And they made such an impression on computer scientist Thomas Tilley that he recently created a gigantic version of…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Games, Science, Video Games, Electronics, Hacks, Nintendo, Octopus, Consumer Tech, Game Watch, Thomas Tilley

Your Roomba's Also a Half-Decent Nanny

Need to run downstairs to fetch the laundry? Or maybe there’s a phone call you just have to take? Life with a baby can make even the smallest chores feel like a herculean task if you don’t have a nanny. But it turns out, if you keep your floors clean using a robot, maybe you do have a nanny and just didn’t realize it.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Babies, Robots, Robotics, Roomba, Vacuums, Consumer Tech, Robovacs

This Dragon Ball Z Fan Film Is Probably the Best Live-Action Adaptation the Series Is Ever Going to Get

Many live-action anime adaptations are objectively terrible, but Robot Underdog’s Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope manages to set itself apart. Not with incredibly high production values or brilliant fight sequences, but with an earnest love and respect for the series that it’s based on.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anime, Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Fan Films, Light of Hope

These Glass-Framed OLED TVs Are Basically Works of Art, and They've Never Been Cheaper

If you love inky blacks and vibrant colors—and who doesn’t?—this 55" 2017 OLED LG TV is down to $1800 today on MassDrop, or $2600 for 65", both $200 less than you’ll find them on Amazon.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Tech, Home Theater, Oled, Tvs, LG TV, Massdrops

How to Host a Great Thanksgiving Without Ruining the Planet

For many, the holidays are one of the more stressful times of year. Between cooking for a motley crew of relatives, having to deal with that one uncle who doesn’t believe in climate change, and figuring out how to stay sane through it all, Thanksgiving isn’t the laid-back day with friends and family that Nicole…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Nicole, Host, How To Be A Decent Human Being

Black Friday Has Already Started For These Bose Wireless Headphones

There’s no need to wait for Black Friday to save on Bose headphones; their deals are already starting to go live, including all-time low prices on these wireless models.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Audio, Tech, Bose, These Bose Wireless Headphones

Penn State Team Wins $7M Award to Enlist Insects as Allies for Food Security

A Penn State-led research team is hoping to enlist insects as allies in an effort to make crops more tolerant of environmental stressors, after the crops are already growing in the greenhouse or field.
Tags: Science, Penn State, Penn State Team Wins

Argonne to Install Comanche System to Explore ARM Technology for High-Performance Computing

Argonne National Laboratory is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide system software expertise and a development ecosystem for a future high-performance computing (HPC) system based on 64-bit ARM processors.
Tags: Science, Argonne, Argonne National Laboratory, Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE

If you're single, get a dog — it could make you live longer

A huge study out of Sweden provides some major fodder for your "pro" column about getting a dog.  Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found that dog owners have better cardiovascular health compared to those without pooches — and live longer. SEE ALSO: This fancy pop-up sushi bar for dogs proves we're now subservient to our pets The research published Friday in the Scientific Reports journal looked at benefits of dog ownership and found the friendly pets may help reduce risk of c...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Scientific Reports, Uppsala University, Tove, Greg Fricchione

'Let the Battle Begin.' Roy Moore's Campaign Lashes Out at His Accusers

The Alabama candidate will "fight to the death," his chief strategist said
Tags: Science, Alabama, Roy Moore

Alaska Natives Are Using Modern Technology to Save Traditional Ice Cellars

The frozen soils on the North Slope have served Alaska Natives as natural freezer for centuries. Beneath the monotonous surface of the tundra, they’ve dug out chambers known as ice cellars that stay cold enough to keep whale and caribou meat frozen year round.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Alaska, Arctic, Indigenous Rights, Food Security, Social Justice, North Slope, Alaska Natives, Permafrost

US Government to Continue Funding Hurricane-Stricken Puerto Rican Telescope

Yesterday, the National Science Foundation announced that they’ll keep the storied Arecibo telescope running in the wake of the Hurricane Maria damage.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Funding, US, National Science Foundation, Arecibo, Radio Telescope, National Science Foundatoin

Black Friday Is Now For the Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat - Get It For $50 Off

While not nearly as ubiquitous as Nest’s Learning Thermostats, Ecobee’s smart thermostats one-up the competition by pairing with wireless remote sensors that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving the thermostat a more accurate picture of your home’s overall temperature.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Tech, Smart Home, Ecobee

Dignity, Death and America's Crisis In Elder Care

Those in need of long-term care face a dilemma: be poor enough to qualify for Medicaid or rich enough to shoulder the cost alone.
Tags: Science, America

Black Holes Slamming Together Officially 'Routine'

Well, this is it. We’ve finally gotten to the point where observing two black holes slamming together, possibly the most way-out physics-based idea one could wrap their head around, has become “routine.” How did we get here?Read more...
Tags: Science, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Virgo, Astrophysics, Ligo, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, I Would Hardly Call It Routine But Ok

What kind of awful person thinks it’s fun to kill an elephant?

In which we provide a few facts to put things in perspective.
Tags: Science, News

New Deposition Technique Puts the Heat on Silicon

Research offers cost-effective development of germanium, more efficient semiconductor than silicon
Tags: Science, Silicon

People on Twitter Are Upset That President Trump Lifted an Elephant Trophy Ban

President Donald Trump lifted a ban on elephant trophies and the internet is spreading photos of Donald Trump Jr.'s post-elephant kill pose.
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald Trump Jr

Cremated Remains of the 'Buddha' Discovered in Chinese Village

The cremated remains of what an inscription says is the Buddha, also called Siddhārtha Gautama, have been discovered in a box in Jingchuan County, China, along with more than 260 Buddhist statues. The translated inscription on the box reads: "The monks Yunjiang and Zhiming of the Lotus School, who belonged to the Mañjuśrī Temple of the Longxing Monastery in Jingzhou Prefecture, gathered more than 2,000 pieces of śarīra [cremated remains of the Buddha], as well as the Buddha's teeth and bones, a...
Tags: Science, Buddha, Buddhist, Siddhartha Gautama, Jingchuan County China, Yunjiang, Zhiming, Lotus School, Longxing Monastery, Jingzhou Prefecture, Mañjuśrī Hall

Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster 

For the native species of New Zealand, European settlement was particularly cruel. The country has no endemic land predators, so many of its birds evolved without the typical avian aptitude for flight. Then came Western settlers, and along with them rats, mice, opossums, stoats, cats, and the occasional misbehaving dogRead more...
Tags: Science, Genetics, Conservation, Genetic Engineering, Gene Drive

Trump administration says hunters can bring African elephant trophies into the U.S.

Massive ivory tusks from legally hunted African elephants can once again be brought into the United States. Although the Obama administration banned the importation of African elephant trophies in 2014, on Wednesday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed with ABC News that the ban had been lifted for Zimbabwe and Zambia, two nations with sizable elephant populations. The decision to allow these ivory hunting prizes into the U.S. stokes much controversy. Safari big-game hunters, who engage...
Tags: Science, Obama, United States, Connecticut, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Federal Register, Trump, Wildlife Service, Interior, International Union, Ryan Zinke, Trump Admin, International Wildlife Conservation Council

How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production.
Tags: Science

Manhunt for Killer of Baltimore Detective Enters 3rd Day

He was shot in the head while conducting an investigation
Tags: Science, Baltimore

Family of boy living with Treacher Collins has a devastating setback: Part 5

In the midst of her son Nathaniel's grueling surgical process, Magda Newman learns that she has an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Tags: Science, Nathaniel, Hodgkin, Treacher Collins, Magda Newman

Revenge Porn Is Finally Criminalized In New York City

On Thursday, New York City voted to criminalize revenge porn. That means the nonconsensual dissemination of intimate photos and videos online is now a misdemeanor offense in the city and is punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Privacy, New York City, Revenge Porn

NASA Captures 20 Years of Seasonal Changes

NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a new global map of the home planet. (Nov. 17)
Tags: Science, Nasa

Religion That Worships Artificial Intelligence Wants Machines To Be In Charge Of The Planet

A newly established religion called Way of the Future will worship artificial intelligence, focusing on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence” that followers believe will eventually surpass human control over Earth. The first AI-based church was founded by Anthony Levandowski, the Silicon Valley multimillionaire who championed the robotics team for Uber’s self-driving program and Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google.
Tags: Science, Silicon Valley, Anthony Levandowski

Huawei's Mate 10 Pro Is a Valiant Attempt to Slay the iPhone With AI Smarts

A few months ago, Huawei passed Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker in the world, (Samsung’s number one). Yet you don’t see Huawei ads on TV in the United States, and its phones are seldom sold in any of the big carrier stores. Even when they are, they are often hidden behind a bigger brands like on…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Android, Science, Review, Samsung, Smartphones, United States, Huawei, Consumer Tech, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Whats Smarter Than Smart, Mate 10 Pro Review

Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — On a dreary November morning, a small party of visitors from around the world boards a boat for an hour-long ride around what was once one of the most polluted waters in the Ruhr valley. Lake Baldeney has become a symbol for the efforts Germany is making to revive its western […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Germany, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Essen Germany, Ruhr valley Lake Baldeney

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