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The 10 Best Deals of April 19, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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This Video Streaming Breakthrough Could Lead to Smart Glasses You Might Actually Want to Wear

One of the many inconveniences that doomed wearable products like Google Glass and Snap’s Spectacles was the need to charge them every night. Streaming video and data requires a lot of power, and that takes a tremendous toll on a tiny battery. But engineers at the University of Washington say they’ve found a way to …Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Research, Sensors, Cameras, Streaming, University of Washington


Texas Court Strikes Down Revenge Porn Law for Being 'Overbroad'

A state appeals court in Texas has struck down a 2015 revenge porn law, arguing that it was written too broadly and infringed on free speech protections.Read more...
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Just One Puff of Low-THC Weed Can Help Ease Sadness, Study Finds

It might take just one puff of cannabis to quickly if temporarily dull depression, depending on the strain, suggests a new study published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders. But smoking weed for too long might also make you sadder over time, the researchers found.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Drugs, Marijuana, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, 420


Amazon's Running a Big Sale On 23andMe's New and Improved DNA Testing Kits

If you aren’t freaked out by privacy concerns of DNA testing kits (basically, they may sell anonymized genetic data, but not personally identifiable data), the tests are getting better, and 23andMe’s are on sale today.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, 23andMe


James Comey Scheduled to Speak at Amazon Employee Event on Monday

Former FBI director James Comey is scheduled to speak at Amazon headquarters in Seattle on Monday. And so far, President Trump hasn’t tweeted about it. That will probably change once Fox News gets the memo.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Washington Post, Fbi, US Postal Service, Usps, Fox News, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, President Trump, Amazon Fishbowl, Amazon Employee Event


The Best Scifi Movies to Watch When You're Seriously Stoned

Marijuana can make a bad movie good and a good movie great. But it’s got to be the right movie, one with ideas you can explore more deeply, or absurdity you can appreciate more naturally. The balance is delicate, just like picking the right kind of weed. As today is 4/20, we’ve created a list of films to watch when…Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Marijuana, Moon, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Dune, Jupiter Ascending, Inception, Galaxy Quest, Space Jam, Deep Blue Sea, Zardoz, Primer, Total Recall, Event Horizon, Honey I Shrunk The Kids


Oil spills can be sucked up by this 'sponge' that's also made from oil

Oil spills are disastrous for the environment, but a newly developed absorbent polymer could prove a novel cleaning solution. Developed by Australian and European researchers, with details published in the journal Advanced Sustainable Systems, the material is actually a combination of used cooking oils and sulphur — the latter of which is a waste product of the petroleum industry. SEE ALSO: New Zealand bans new offshore oil exploration to tackle climate change Like a sponge, the polymer sucks u...
Tags: Science, New Zealand, Gulf of Mexico, Flinders University, International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, Advanced Sustainable Systems, Justin Chalker, Chalker


Meet Daisy: Apple’s 200-phone per hour recycling robot

Say hello to Daisy, Apple’s latest iPhone recycling robot. Equipped to dissemble 200 iPhones every hour, Daisy allows the company to access parts traditional recyclers cannot.
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The world won’t end on Monday, it’s been postponed until May, conspiracy theorist says

Some good news at last
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The Screen Actors Guild Wants to Protect Its Members From Deepfakes

The labor union representing Hollywood’s actors, singers and other media artists wants to make sure its members aren’t digitally manipulated into porn stars without their consent. In the most recent issue of its union magazine, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Deepfakes, Sagaftra


Dolphins pre-plan their grocery shopping

These coolest of sea creatures know what they're doing.
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Start of Work for the World's Largest Electric Truck

The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April. In cooperation with industry partners, the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, the NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule fur Technik Buchs and Empa have developed the environmentally friendly truck.
Tags: Science, Empa, Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule fur Technik Buchs


This See-Through Combination Lock Unravels the Mystery of School Lockers

As you raced through your locker combination four or five times a day during high school, did you ever stop to wonder how those seemingly random rotations actually worked to protect your lunch and textbooks? The lock’s mysterious inner workings were always hidden away under a metal case, but this clear plastic replica…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Locks, How It Works, Educational, Replicas, Combination Locks, Mystery of School Lockers


Link About It: This "Inadvertently Engineered" Enzyme Could Help the Environment

"Inadvertently engineered" by scientists at the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy, a new enzyme has been discovered (well, created in actuality) that might help the recycling process—therefore benefitting the environment. This...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Science, Design, Environment, Nature, Culture, Oceans, Recycling, Linkaboutit, US Department of Energy, Environmentalawareness, University of Portsmouth, Parley, Parleyfortheoceans


What technologies are used to avoid major airline disasters?

Delta and Southwest airline accidents open the door to safety concerns. The 'CyberGuy' Kurt Knutsson reacts on 'Fox & Friends First.'
Tags: Science, Delta, Southwest, Kurt Knutsson


WWII Sub Rumored to Have Taken Top Nazis to South America Found Off Danish Coast

In the dying days of World War II, a German sub was reportedly sunk near the Danish coast, but the wreck was never found, leading to speculation that high-ranking Nazi officials—even possibly Adolf Hitler himself—used the high-tech vessel to escape to South America. A museum in Denmark has finally found the missing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nazis, History, Ww2, World War 2, World War Ii, Archaeology, Denmark, South America, Adolf Hitler, Submarines, Marine Archaeology, Nazi Germany, Wrecks, Sunken Ships, Sunken Submarines


Twitter Bans Kaspersky Labs Ads Over Firm's Alleged Ties to Russian Intelligence

Citing accusations of ties between Kaspersky Labs and Russian intelligence, Twitter has moved to ban the Moscow-based security and antivirus provider from continuing to advertise on its platform.
Tags: Twitter, Science, Russia, Dhs, Moscow, Kaspersky Labs


Cyberdyne's Attempt to Make a Sexy Lady Assassin Terminator Appears to Have Backfired

Sideshow Collectibles’s line of “Premium Format” statues usually offer ridiculously detailed (and very expensive) sculpts of beloved pop culture characters, from Star Wars to comics and a million other things in between. But its latest Terminator statue has a bit of a twist: It’s an entirely new character with her own…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sideshow Collectibles, Robots, Terminator


Jaywalking in China Can Get You Hit with a Stream of Water

Citizens and visitors to the city of Daye in China’s Hubei province have a new incentive to pay attention to traffic signals: if they don’t, they can get sprayed with water. Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Lasers, Facial Recognition, Hubei Province, Daye, Jaywalking, Water Spray


This $20 Smart Plug Also Monitors Energy Usage

Smart plugs are the gateway drug to home automation, and TP-Link’s model with energy monitoring is down to $20 right now, the best price we’ve ever seen. This thing adds smartphone and Alexa control to any power outlet, and unlike some less expensive models, it’ll also tell you how much electricity is running through…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Alexa, Tp Link


Nintendo Labo: The Kotaku Review

The first question you might have about Labo is: what’s so special about a box of cardboard and some mini-games? And the first thing to understand about Labo is that what’s actually in the box is only part of the appeal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Kotaku Core, Kotaku Review, Labo, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Labo


CDC: Throw Your Romaine Lettuce in the Trash Right Now

On this most blessed of days, the Centers for Disease and Prevention is telling everyone to stay the hell away from a different sort of green, one that might cause you to have bloody diarrhea and vomiting for days on end: romaine lettuce.Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Cdc, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Food Poisoning, E Coli, Lettuce, Centers for Disease and Prevention


Barbara Bush Described as 'First Lady of the Greatest Generation' at Funeral

Historian Jon Meacham recalled Barbara Bush's quick wit during her funeral on Saturday
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UW researcher wins $1 million National Science Foundation grant to study transgender youth

Kristina Olson, who runs the TransYouth Project at the University of Washington, was awarded The National Science Foundation’s Alan T. Waterman Award — the U.S. government’s highest honor for an early career scientist or engineer.
Tags: Science, News, Life, Lifestyle, National Science Foundation, University of Washington, UW, The National Science Foundation, Kristina Olson, Alan T Waterman, TransYouth Project


This is what a year's worth of plastic looks like

Daniel Webb's project is a profound reminder that "there is no away" when it comes to plastic trash.
Tags: Science, News, Daniel Webb


More Wild Rumors About the Future of the X-Men Movie Universe After the Disney/Fox Deal

The He-Man movie has found new directors. Joe Mangianello discusses Deathstroke’s movie future. Amazon is re-making the excellent UK series Utopia. Peter Dinklage’s role in Avengers: Infinity War may have been revealed. Plus, more Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom footage. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, UK, Science, Gotham, Guillermo Del Toro, Utopia, Masters Of The Universe, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Riverdale, Jungle Cruise, Peter Dinklage, Deathstroke, Deadpool 2


Brooklyn Postal Worker Hoards 17,000 Pieces of Mail to Focus on 'Important' Deliveries

He now faces federal charges
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Institute to Host Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services

The Center for Financial Studies in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a one-day workshop titled Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services. The workshop will take place on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium on campus.
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What It's Like to Study at the Strictest School in Britain

Students at Michaela Community School can get a detention for slouching or forgetting a pen. But they seem happy, and they're getting good grades...
Tags: Science, Britain, Strictest School, Michaela Community School



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