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Climate change group recommends banning all frequent flyer reward programs to cut carbon emissions by targeting jet-setters

The Committee on Climate Change says that just 15% of the entire British population take 70% of all flights from the country.
Tags: Science, Committee on Climate Change


Safari in iOS 13 Sends Chinese Users' Browsing Data to Censorship-Friendly Tencent

It seems like Apple’s China-related controversies aren’t over just yet. It appears that Safari in iOS 13 now sends browsing data to Tencent, a giant Chinese conglomerate that owns the country’s biggest digital platforms, including QQ, WeChat, and Qzone. It’s also known for helping the Chinese government keep its iron…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, China, Safari, Tencent, Ios 13, Cool Cool Cool


Here Is the Frankly Ridiculous List of Everything Coming to Disney+ at Launch

We already knew that Disney was using all of its megacorp might to bring an absurd amount of archival content to launch its new streaming service with. Now, we finally know just what will be arriving day one, and hoo boy, folks: it’s a lot.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Movies, Musicals, Marvel, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Nostalgia, Disney Plus


Crisis on Infinite Earths Might Have Added Yet Another Completely Bonkers Cameo

Ewan McGregor discusses the everyday misogyny of Birds of Prey’s villains. Pose’s Billy Porter could be up for another intriguing genre role. Dario Argento is heading to TV for a supernatural new series. Plus, what’s to come on Supergirl and Batwoman, new footage from Jojo Rabbit, and...mace hands? Mace hands.…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Charmed, Batwoman, Birds Of Prey, Cinderella, The Flash, Arrow, Ewan McGregor, Supergirl, Mr Robot, Nancy Drew, Little Shop of Horrors, Riverdale, Klaus, Dario Argento


What Are We Going to Do With All This Space Junk?

JoAnna Wendel is a science cartoonist and writer in Washington, DC. She loves space, planets, rocks, and her cat, Pancake. You can find her work at joannawendelcomics.com and follow her on Twitter at @JoAnnaScience.Read more...
Tags: Space Junk, Satellites, Science, Comics


Toxic Algae Blooms Really Have Become More Intense, Study Finds

A new study out Monday seems to confirm an unpleasant reality: Potentially toxic algae blooms in the world’s freshwater lakes have become more intense over the last 30 years. And while climate change may not be the only reason why blooms have gotten worse, rising temperatures are likely making it harder for lakes to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Algae, Algae Blooms, Algae Algae Everywhere


Gemini Man uses de-aging technology to make a case against de-aging technology

Final numbers are still rolling in, but it seems safe to say that Gemini Man is not the hit anyone involved might have hoped it would be. Ang Lee’s science fiction action movie, starring Will Smith as both an aging assassin and his younger, stronger, faster clone, landed in third place at the box office this weekend…Read more...
Tags: For Our Consideration, Will Smith, Gemini Man, Ang Lee, Captain Marvel, The Irishman


Could an Electrical Equipment Malfunction Be Behind the Saddleridge Fire?

In Northern California, utility PG&E cut power to hundreds of thousands amidst a wildfire weather threat. Southern California’s main electric utility didn’t, and now it appears its equipment could responsible for sparking last week’s Saddleridge Fire. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Southern California, Northern California, California wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Saddleridge fire


New TV show asks: Do you love meat enough to cook your pet?

Not only will a family of unrepentant carnivores have to let an animal they have adopted and grown to love go for slaughter if they refuse to stop eating meat -- they will be asked to cook and eat it. With experts saying that we have to eat less meat to stave off climate change, Channel 4 has made the dilemma stomach-churningly stark. Analyst Virginia Mouseler called the show "the most transgressive" of the year at MIPCOM, the world's biggest entertainment market in Cannes, France.


The Pixel 4's Gestures Might Be a Gimmick—But At Least They Actually Work

Gestures on a smartphone aren’t exactly new tech, but they are new to Google’s Pixel 4. Thanks to a teeny tiny Project Soli radar, you can now wave at a Pixel 4 to poke Pokémon wallpapers, as well as control your music, timers, and phone calls. Read more...
Tags: Made By Google 19, Pixel 4, Gestures, Smartphone, Lg G8 Thinq, Consumer Tech


Student of the stars: How do you become an astronomer?

What's the difference between an astronomer and an astrophysicist? NASA's Michelle Thaller explains that these terms are used interchangeably: both are physicists who study objects and phenomena in the sky. How can you become an astronomer? There is a defined path to take: Do an undergrad degree in astrophysics, physics, mathematics or computer science, then complete a doctorate in astrophysics. You could also work with astronomers by studying engineering and building telescopes. In this fascina...
Tags: Work, Astronomy, Science, Education, Nasa, Pace, Physics, Innovation, Telescopes, Michelle Thaller, Thaller


Trump's Agriculture Department spends only 0.3% of its $144 billion budget aiding farmers combat climate change

The agency during the Trump administration has significantly downplayed the risks of climate change. And its not helping farmers prepare for it.


Don't Get Screwed By Missing This $11 Drill Cleaning Brush Set

Drill Brush is exactly what it sounds like, and you can get a starter pack of brushes for just $11 on Amazon today. They’re Jolie Kerr-approved, but the drill isn’t included, obviously.Read more...
Tags: Kinja Deals, Deals, Amazon Deals, Dr Brush Deals


Allen Institute kicks brain wave recording into overdrive with Neuropixels probe

Seattle's Allen Institute for Brain Science is sharing 70 trillion bytes' worth of data documenting electrical activity in mouse brains, collected by a new type of silicon probe that can monitor hundreds of neurons simultaneously. The Neuropixels system, developed by an international collaboration that includes the Allen Institute, could be adapted to record brain activity in human patients as well, said Josh Siegle, a senior scientist at the institute who works with the probes. "The app...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Allen Institute, Siegle, Josh Siegle


Study proposes greater emphasis on dangers of alcohol in overdose prevention campaigns

A new American study suggests that ingesting large quantities of alcohol often leads to the intake of other psychotropic substances such as cannabis and opioids, also pointing out that mixing alcohol with drugs amplifies the risks of severe accidents and death. Since the start of the opioid crisis sweeping across the United States, a large part of national harm-reduction campaigns have been focusing on medication and other illicit drugs that are part of the opiates category (fentanyl, morphine,...
Tags: Science, United States, University of Michigan Addiction Center


How to Watch Google's Pixel 4 Event

Google is holding it’s big annual phone event today and here’s how to watch it. Although, okay, most of it has already been leaked—or Google has announced the stuff outright. Still, there could be some surprises in store!Read more...
Tags: Pixel 4 Event, Google


Aerial Laser Scans Uncover Hidden Early Capital of the Khmer Empire

Archaeologists in Cambodia have used jungle-penetrating laser to confirm the location and layout of an ancient capital city associated with the early stages of the Khmer Empire.Read more...
Tags: Khmer Empire, Mahendraparvata, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Lidar, Science


Engineers Develop a Hyper-Compressible Material Using Artificial Intelligence

You may not realize that among more conventional applications of artificial intelligence like apps and search engines, emerging technologies are transforming yet another unexpected area of design: materials. A fascinating new material study released by Delft University is showing how machine learning may upend our assumptions of how materials are capable of behaving.The Delft study, led by assistant professor of materials science and engineering Miguel Bessa, has developed a new meta material th...
Tags: Materials, Science, Tech, Machine Learning, Artificial Intellige


How Waymo Plans To Ease Your Autonomous Car Anxiety

As the doors closed on our Waymo trip, a friendly chime played over the Chrysler Pacifica’s speakers. Because Waymo is owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, which has some history refining the user experience, I assume this chime was carefully curated from a collection of dozens, if not hundreds, of…Read more...
Tags: Autonomous Cars, Waymo, Bad Drivers


There are 2 types of god. Only one is within the boundary of science.

Science is about natural law, while religion is about ethics. As long as you keep these two separate, Kaku says, there's no problem at all. Problems arise, however, when the natural sciences begin to "pontificate upon ethics" and when religious people begin to pontificate about natural law. Albert Einstein believed in the "god of Spinoza" — not a personal god, but one who has set order and harmony in the fabric of the universe. "You can put the laws of physics as we know them on a simple sheet o...
Tags: Faith, Spirituality, Science, Physics, Cosmos, God, Universe, Curiosity, Life, Michio kaku, Religion


Women who are stressed during pregnancy are more likely to have a girl says new study

New US research has found that women who experience stress during their pregnancy are more likely to give birth to a girl than a boy and have a higher risk of birth complications. The team measured 27 indicators of psychosocial, physical, and lifestyle stress that might be affecting the women using questionnaires, diaries, and daily physical assessments and found that the majority of the women, nearly 67 percent, were healthy and unstressed. In addition, the researchers also found that the pre...


The Walking Dead Reveals the Strange Origin of the Whisperers

It’s the question that philosophers in the zombie apocalypse have asked for ages: What makes a person cut off the face of a corpse and wear it as a mask in order to hang out with dozens, if not hundreds, of the dead? We have our answer, and it’s very, very .Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Zombies, Walking Dead, TV Recap, Walkingdeadrecap


Typhoon Hagibis Is Japan's Latest Multi-Billion-Dollar Disaster

Typhoon Hagibis may now be a swirl of clouds near Alaska, but its impacts on Japan are still playing out. The country was walloped by the storm over the weekend, with some areas receiving 40 percent of their annual rain in the span of a few days.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Alaska, Disasters, Flooding, Typhoons


AMC: Fuck It, Let's Do Streaming Too

Less than a month before multiplex film juggernaut Disney is set to launch its streaming service, the largest theater operator in the world has released its own on-demand online movie store.Read more...
Tags: Streaming, Amc, Films, Movies


Taco Bell Recalls Millions of Pounds of Beef Due to Reports of 'Metal Shavings'

Taco Bell stealthily yanked heaps of beef following a report that a diner found metal in their Mexican-inspired fast-food cuisine, angering customers across the country. Read more...
Tags: Wheres The Beef, Live Mas, Taco Bell, Beef, Recall


Facebook Doesn't Give a Fuck if Politicians Lie in Ads, But God Forbid They Misplace a Button

When it comes to campaign ads on Facebook, you can lie or —but don’t you dare cuss or stick a button in the ad. In the first half of October, Facebook has removed over 160 ads from the Biden, Warren, Sanders, Steyer, and Trump campaigns but for reasons that mostly pertain to design, according to a by…
Tags: Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends, Facebook, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, 2020 Election, Ads, Our Garbage Election, Our Garbage President, Our Garbage Facebook, Campaign Ads


Everything You Need to Upgrade Your Car's Stereo Head Unit

Most modern cars come with some form of smart head unit—the box that contains your stereo and its controls—that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or both. But if you don’t want to buy a new car to bring your vehicle into the modern age, you can upgrade the head unit in your existing car. Read more...
Tags: Science, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Car Upgrades


Microsoft Xbox Introduces Content Filters to Help Purge Your Life of Toxic Trolls

Just over a year after Microsoft started cracking down on toxicity on Xbox, the company will now help users crackdown on the toxic interactions that are just considered par for the course when gaming online. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Xbox


REI Is Basically Giving Away Lifetime Memberships With Any $100 Purchase

It already made sense to join REI’s Co-op membership program; for just $20, you’re a member for life, and have access to perks like a 10% back annual dividend, access to in-store REI Garage Sales, and special pricing on REI Outdoor School classes and REI Adventures trips. But now through November 14 it makes even more…Read more...
Tags: Kinja Deals, Deals, Rei Deals


Torchwood's Burn Gorman Shares Details on His New Expanse Villain

The return of The Expanse feels like a reunion, but there’s a “fresh face” in the mix in the form of Torchwood’s Burn Gorman. In a one-on-one interview with io9, Gorman shared details on Adolphus Murtry, whether he’s actually a villain, and why Doctor Who and Expanse fans aren’t so different in the end.
Tags: Interview, The Expanse, Burn Gorman, New York Comic Con, New York Comic Con 2019, Video, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Amazon Studios, Streaming



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