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3 Ways Universal's Dark Universe Went Wrong

Imagine you’re sitting down to watch a Universal monster movie. It starts off normally enough, with the Universal logo flying across the screen—only to be replaced with a new one, for the Dark Universe. This was a message that we were getting the newest mega-cinematic universe. But just as soon as it started, the Dark…Read more...
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11 Best Features We've Found in the Android 11 Developer Preview

Android 11 is here! In a very, very early form intended only for developers. Features will come and features will go over the next few months, and we won’t really get a proper Android 11 unveiling until Google IO 2020 in May, but there are already some features of note to tell you about in the first Developer Preview.Read more...
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The US is telling Americans with pre-existing conditions to avoid trips to Italy

US issues level two travel warning for Italy, which now has the highest number of COVID-19 cases outside of Asia.
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Don't be fooled by what decreasing flu activity means

A flu patient places a cold compress on his forehead. So far, 29 million million people in the U.S. have experienced flu illnesses. (AP Photo/David Goldman) The 2019-20 flu season is beginning its predicted decline as the second wave of flu activity decreases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, because of this year's unusually high level of flu activity, the end of this season is still more active than even the highest peak of last year's diffi...
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Mountaintop camera captures images showcasing unusual sight in the sky

The Mount Washington Observatory posted a photo to Twitter early Monday morning that showcased an unusual cloud phenomenon: a Kelvin-Helmholtz wave cloud.KH-lenticulars, or Kelvin-Helmholtz, were named after Hermann von Helmholtz and William Thomson, who was better known as Lord Kelvin, the two scientists who discovered the atmospheric instability that leads to this phenomenon.Scientists at the New Hampshire-based observatory posted the tweet early Monday and said that the KH wave cloud "waved b...
Tags: Science, New Hampshire, Accuweather, Kelvin, Hunter, Ferrell, Vincent Van Gogh, Roanoke Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake, Kelvin Helmholtz, Mount Washington Observatory, KH, Hermann von Helmholtz, Jesse Ferrell, William Thomson, DirecTV Frontier


Porn Has Porned TikTok

It is porn’s destiny to porn. Porn porned YouTube; porn porned Spotify; finally, after a surprisingly long delay when you think about it, porn has porned TikTok. Say hello to YouPorn’s new TikTok-fashioned app SWYP. Read more...
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Unsettled weather to persist across the UK as one town faces potentially historic river flooding

As the United Kingdom continues to reel from river flooding with water levels on the rise in some communities, rounds of unsettled weather will persist across the country throughout the rest of February.Downpours brought by Storm Dennis during the middle of the month set off the river flooding disaster, with rounds of wet weather further exacerbating flooding problems thereafter.Some of the worst flooding is ongoing along the River Severn in Ironbridge and Shrewsbury, England, where officials sa...
Tags: UK, Science, EA, BBC News, United Kingdom, Anna, Accuweather, Shrewsbury, Roys, Shrewsbury England, Environment Agency EA, River Severn, Bewdley, Oswestry, Shropshire Council, Clive Wright


On Twin Peaks Day, We Want to Know: What's Your All-Time Favorite Moment on the Show?

It’s been 30 years since Agent Cooper drove through the evergreens and into the town of Twin Peaks for the first time, changing his life and TV history forever. Though Twin Peaks technically premiered in April of 1990, Coop notes the in-show date as February 24—thereby making today Twin Peaks Day. Let’s rock!Read more...
Tags: Coffee, Science, Abc, Showtime, Pie, Kyle Maclachlan, Twin Peaks, David Lynch, Open Channel, Cooper, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me, Albert Rosenfield, Twin Peaks The Return


Microsoft Sheds More Light on Xbox Series X Performance and Features

While Microsoft is still keeping some info under wraps, just ahead of its expected full reveal at E3 in June, Microsoft has released some more details about its upcoming flagship console: the Xbox Series X. Read more...
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Plucky TSA Spokesperson With a TikTok Account Draws Stern Warning from Chuck Schumer

Senator Chuck Schumer, America’s dean who swears to god this is the last warning about the phones, has asked the TSA to get off TikTok. In a missive addressed to TSA Administrator David Pekoske on Saturday, Schumer noted that a previous string of warnings resulted in TikTok bans for the Department of Defense, the…Read more...
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Dallas Exterminator Treats '5 to 10' Ride Share Cars A Week For Bed Bug Infestations

If the shady business practices, abuse of drivers or straight-up possible negligent homicides don’t make you pause before hitting that Uber or Lyft app, maybe this will: at least one Dallas exterminator is doing big business killing bed bugs in ride-share vehicles.
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One map shows how the coronavirus outbreak has spread to 35 countries around the world

Cases of the coronavirus has been reported in 34 countries outside of China, with 53 cases in the US.
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The rest of the world is 'simply not ready' for the coronavirus, according to a WHO envoy who just returned from China

WHO health experts just returned from a trip to China's Wuhan province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. They say we aren't ready.
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The Invisible Man Reminds Us of Real-World Horrors But Fails to Live Up to a Long Legacy

Since Claude Rains first donned the moniker of H.G. Wells’ invisible man in 1933, Hollywood has struggled to raise the character above his sightless premise. Numerous takes on Rains’ character came out between the ‘30s and ‘40s, and the story has been adapted many times over since then. Now, with Universal hoping to…Read more...
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Men's beards could render face masks useless, health authorities warn — one surprisingly comprehensive graphic reveals why 'walrus' is fine but 'mutton chops' won't do

Different kinds of facial hair can prevent the necessary impenetrable seal from being formed. This graphic shows if your facial hair puts you at risk.
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Julian Assange Lawyers to Argue Trump's New Intel Chief Sought Shady Extradition Deal

Defense lawyers for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder facing possible extradition to the U.S. from the UK on 18 charges related to his leaks of U.S. military and security secrets, plan to argue they have evidence new acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell abused his power to interfere in the case…Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Russia, Journalism, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Military, Hacking, US military, Courts, Hackers, Espionage, Julian Assange


Disney Reportedly Censors John Oliver Segment on Its India Streaming Service Over Criticisms of Modi

A recently aired segment on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver that was critical of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly been censored on the Disney-owned streaming platform Hotstar, a wildly popular service the company snapped up during its acquisition of 21st Century Fox last year.Read more...
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Control Everything With The Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse

Logitech Gaming Mouse | $80 | AmazonRead more...
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One map shows how the coronavirus outbreak has spread to 38 countries around the world

Cases of the coronavirus has been reported in 38 countries outside of China, with 53 cases in the US.
Tags: Science, China


Largest Bank in the US Will Not Fund Fossil Fuel Extraction in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The largest bank in the U.S. will no longer fund drilling in the Arctic, according to its newly released its environmental and social policy framework. Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Economics, Arctic, Oil And Gas, JPMorgan Chase, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Largest Bank, ANWR


The Batman Suit Is Here, and So Is Batman's New Ride

Riverdale is facing not one, but two major exits. Another familiar face teases their return for Jurassic World 3. Wonder Woman 1984 merch gives us a vague look at Cheetah’s final form. Giancarlo Esposito teases getting his hands on Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian season two. Plus, new footage from Onward and what’s to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, The Magicians, Batwoman, Batman, Supergirl, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Giancarlo Esposito, Cheetah, Roswell New Mexico, The Batman, Black Lightning, ONward, Jurassic World 3, Wonder Woman 1984


The Shows on Netflix That Could Be Triggering Your Smart Speaker

As smart speakers have become a ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives, so too has it become clear these devices may not be as private as they appear at first blush—that they may be listening in even when they shouldn’t be, that recordings may contain sensitive information that we didn’t realize was being uploaded to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Alexa, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers, Apple HomePod


NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson, 'Hidden Figures' Hero, Dies at 101

NASA mathematician and subject of the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures” Katherine G. Johnson passed away today at age 101. Read more...
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Oregon Republicans Are On the Run Again Over Climate Bill Vote

For the second time in less than a year, Republicans have fled the Oregon Statehouse rather than fulfill their duty as elected officials. Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Oregon, Cap And Trade, Climate Policy, Oregon Statehouse


The coronavirus death toll is still rising, but US interest in the outbreak is plummeting

Serious outbreaks outside of China have been reported in Italy, Iran, and South Korea in the last week.
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What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 8 charts

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
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Monday's Best Deals: Civilization VI, TaoTronics ANC Headphones, Dual Port Car Charger, and More

A Networking Gold Box, iRobot robovac, Aukey mechanical keyboard, and a Netgear Switch lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
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Cold storm to bring burst of snow to central Europe around midweek

Portions of Germany and the Alps will face bouts of snowfall and slippery travel beginning Tuesday night and lasting through the middle of the week.A cold front will sweep through central Europe during this time frame, bringing falling temperatures and a return of wintry precipitation to the region.While precipitation will begin in the form of rain for places like Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich, Germany, as well as Zurich, Switzerland, a transition to snow is expected from Tuesday night into We...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Poland, Alps, Accuweather, Zurich Switzerland, Munich Germany, Roys, DirecTV Frontier, Nuremberg Stuttgart, Alps Roads


How a bizarre, monster fish hoodwinked researchers and reeled in a wave of citizen scientists

A bizarre sunfish washed up in California last year and created a worldwide furor: Scientists were shocked to find the hoodwinker so far from home.
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Researchers found a cure for diabetes (in lab mice)

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, approximately 10% of the population according to the American Diabetes Association. To date, the most common treatment has been to manage the disease with a carefully controlled diet and regular insulin shots, if needed. But a cure may be on the horizon. A research team led by Jeffrey Millman at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri found last year that infusing mice with stem cells could offer a better treatment option. Building on that resea...
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