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Renewables overtake hydrocarbons in UK electricity generation: study

Renewable sources generated more of Britain's electricity than fossil fuels for the first time last quarter, according to analysis by specialist website "Carbon Brief" published Monday. "In the third quarter of 2019, the UK's windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than the combined output from power stations fired by coal, oil and gas," said the website. "During the three months of July, August and September, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain


Increasing a woman's testosterone level boosts running capacity finds new study

In the first study of its kind, new European research has found that higher testosterone levels in females have a significant effect on a woman's ability to run for longer. One group applied 10 mg of testosterone cream to the outer thigh each day for ten weeks, the other 10 mg of an inactive (placebo) substance. The women's hormone levels and body composition -- percentage of body fat and lean muscle mass -- were measured at the beginning and end of the ten weeks.


San Francisco Is Getting Sick of All Your Dumbass 'Disruption'

The Wild West days of unapproved or unwanted technology infiltrating public spaces in San Francisco without permission from the city may be nearing their end.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Disruption, San Francisco, Scooters


Trump Campaign Running Facebook Ads with Racial Slur

President Donald Trump’s official Facebook page has been running a series of ads that feature an anti-Native American slur, according to the social media company’s . Trump can be heard referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren by the name “Pocahontas” in the ad, which started running on October 11.
Tags: Our Garbage President, Donald Trump, President Trump, Racism, Native Americans, Elizabeth Warren, Neo Fascism, Facebook, Social Media, Mark Zuckerberg, Tucker Carlson, Extremism, Pocahontas


RAVPower's Behind-the-Couch 45W USB-C Charger Is Cheaper Than Ever

RAVPower 45W USB C PD Charger with GaN Tech | $25 | Amazon | Clip $2 coupon and use promo code KINJAPC104Read more...
Tags: Kinja Deals, Deals, Ravpower Deals, Amazon Deals


Election Security Experts Testify From Illinois, a Top Target of Russia's 2016 Meddling

In an effort to broaden the public’s understanding of the challenges faced by local officials ahead of the 2020 election, Democratic lawmakers traveled to Gurnee, Illinois, on Tuesday to hear testimony from leading election and cybersecurity officials. The meeting also served as an opportunity for the Democrats to…Read more...
Tags: Election Interference, Illinois, Election Security, 2020 Election


Save $200 on This Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Mirrorless Camera Bundle, Today Only

Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Mirrorless Camera Bundle with 14-42mm and 45-150mm | $498| AmazonRead more...
Tags: Kinja Deals, Deals, Amazon Deals


Climate Rage Is Working

On Monday, Reuters scored an exclusive interview with Ben van Beurden, the CEO of the Shell Oil Company. During the sitdown, he decried people demonizing oil and said it’s “entirely legitimate to invest in oil and gas because the world demands it” and that “we have no choice” but to keep investing in dirty fossil fuel…Read more...
Tags: Big Oil, Fossil Fuels, Greta Thunberg, Climate Rage


Uber Lays Off 350 More Employees in Latest Blood Sacrifice

According to a letter sent by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, about 350 more staffers at the not-a-cab company are being laid off across multiple departments, marking its third major round of layoffs in about as many months.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Dara Khosrowshahi, Someone Who Is Good At The Economy Please Help


In Rome, recycle plastic bottles for transit fares

Thirty bottles will buy you a ticket on the subway or bus.
Tags: Science, News, Rome


Zuckerberg: I Only Wined and Dined Right-Wingers to, Um, Engage in a Meaningful Exchange of Ideas

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg briefly poked his head out of his gilded panic room on Monday to address reports that he ran a quiet lobbying campaign to reassure right-wing critics of his company that he shares their concerns. In his view, he’s guilty of nothing more than “hearing from a range of viewpoints” and…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Zuckerberg


Tuesday's Best Deals: Nintendo 2DS XL, Under Armour, Drill Brush, and More

A Columbia sale, Lumix G7 camera, an affordable posture corrector, and an Amazon Warehouse sale lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Tags: Kinja Deals, Deals


Watch these magnificent bison return to the Badlands (video)

With more than 22,000 acres newly opened up to the iconic mammal, the release of bison onto new turf is a profound thing to see.
Tags: Science


Our Google Pixel 4 Liveblog Is Right Here

After months of leaks and Google just tweeting all the big stuff out with zero fanfare, the Pixel 4 is finally being officially announced today. We’ll be getting a new phone, but we still don’t know the extent of the camera wizardry Google could be packing into the device. There are also plans for a new Chromebook,…Read more...
Tags: Pixel 4 Event, Google, Liveblog


How finding the first exoplanet changed our perception of the universe

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for “contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos.” Half the prize went to cosmologist Jim Peebles, and the other half was awarded jointly to Michel Mayor and my colleague Didier Queloz for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star. As someone who has spent a decade studying exoplanets, I know that this award marks a long-awaited recognition of one of the greatest revolutions in ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz, Syndication, Jim Peebles


I Wore Hasbro's Ridiculous New Star Wars Replica Helmet for a Day, and All I Got Was Some Neck Ache

No wonder those pilots spend most of their time outside of the cockpit with these things off. They’re heavy.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Helmets, Nerd, Goofballery, X Wings, At Least It Didnt Get Stuck On His Head


In Unprecedented Move, London Police Ban Extinction Rebellion Climate Protests Throughout Entire City

Protests by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has continued to roil cities around the world, including London. And after shutting down parts of Central London, police banned the group from conducting protests anywhere in the city on Monday evening. The move comes after eight days of protests centered on…Read more...
Tags: Extinction Rebellion, UK, Climate Change, Protests, Environment, Police, Law Enforcement, Conservation, Science


Apple Finally Made Beats Look Good

Beats just announced the all-new, noise-canceling Solo Wireless headphones, and they are, by many measures, beautiful. These represent the first Beats headphones to be completely redesigned under the supervision of Apple. (The new Powerbeats Pro were the first earbuds.) That Apple oversight goes a long way.Read more...
Tags: Beats, Headphones, Apple, Beats Solo Wireless, Beats Solo, Consumer Tech, First Look


Watching Nature Documentaries Can Produce “Real Happiness,” Finds a Study from the BBC and UC-Berkeley

Hollywood science fiction films imagine future humans in worlds that are no longer green, or never were—from Soylent Green’s dying Earth to that of Interstellar. And from Soylent Green to Ad Astra, humans in the future experience plant and animal life as simulations on a screen, in hyperreal photography and video meant to pacify and comfort. Maybe we live in that world already, to some extent, with apocalyptic films and science fiction expressing a collective mourning for the extinctions...
Tags: Environment, Nature, Science, Television


Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting Video Screened at Trump's Miami Resort

President Donald Trump’s resort in Miami hosted a conservative political conference this past weekend that included some violent parody videos, according to the New York Times. One of the viral videos, edited from a clip of the 2014 action movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, shows President Trump violently murdering …Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Memes, Viral Videos, Mitt Romney, Violence, Miami, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Kingsman


Every Exciting Google Assistant Feature Announced Today

Made by Google 2019 is finally underway. And thanks to the Pixel 4 getting leaked to the point of exhaustion, we had a pretty good idea of what to expect heading in. But the tech titan still managed to unveil some surprises on the Google Assistant front, with new applications and integrations across Google’s devices.Read more...
Tags: Pixel Event 2019, Google, Pixel, Pixel Buds, Google Assistant


Google Buries the Hatchet With Yubico, Brings Physical Security Keys With USB-C

After launching its Titan Key last year, Google has returned with a new version of its two-factor security dongle featuring USB-C. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Consumer Tech, Fido, Dongles, Usb C, Titan Key, Gotta Have That 2fa, Security Dongle


The Witcher 3 Does The Best It Can On The Switch

How did CD Projekt Red and Saber Interactive get the gorgeous, resource-hungry role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt running on Nintendo’s plucky hybrid handheld? Lots and lots of compromise and a fair amount of blur. Read more...
Tags: Science, Pc, Graphics, Nintendo, Kotakucore, Comparison, Switch, The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, Witcher, CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 3, The Witcher, Saber Interactive, Cd Projekt


The Director of Venom Still Has Hopes for a Spider-Man Crossover

Samara Weaving joins the G.I. Joe reboot. Hold on to your butts, Doctor Sleep is gonna be a long one. Taron Egerton says plans are underway for a third Kingsman, beyond the new prequel. Get a look at Tom Cavanagh’s Pariah for Crisis on Infinite Earths. Plus, new Frozen II footage, and what’s to come on Black Lightning…Read more...
Tags: Venom, Zombieland Double Tap, Doctor Sleep, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Kingsman 3, Snake Eyes, Van Helsing, The Rocketeer, Black Lightning, Frozen 2, The Outpost


Can You Give Yourself a Panic Attack?

Aids to relaxation are ubiquitous, abundant: breathing techniques, benzodiazepines, ASMR, mood music, herbals teas, exercise, heavy drinking. Their opposite—aids to anxiety and panic—are everywhere, too, though typically experienced in- or quasi-voluntarily: personal catastrophe, climate change, world news. Might…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Brain, Panic Attacks, Panic


Everything Google Announced Today

In a somewhat unconventional spectacle that included a fireside chat about the company’s environmental initiatives and photographer Annie Leibovitz dropping by to talk about smartphones, Google’s Pixel 4 event in New York today included few surprises, and at times, even fewer details on its new hardware.Read more...
Tags: Google, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 Xl, Gadgets, Tech, Consumer Tech, Smartphones, Pixel, Google Home Mini, Google Nest Mini, Google Nest Wifi, Wifi, Speakers, Audio, Headphones, Google Pixel Buds


William Shatner beams in with hit TV show at 88

As Captain Kirk in the original "Star Trek" William Shatner went "where no man has gone before". Shatner beamed into Cannes in southern France on Tuesday to beat the drum for the series -- which tries to explain some of the mysteries of the world around us -- at MIPCOM, the world's biggest entertainment market. While it also tackles questions like why the universe is expanding, Shatner has little appetite for space travel these days with climate change threatening the Earth.




'Apocalypse in The Making': Authorities to Use Drones and Snipers to Kill Infected North Korean Pigs

South Korea plans to slaughter invading diseased pigs on Tuesday using troops of swine assassins and thermal-imaging drones. Read more...
Tags: South Korea, Science, North Korea, Drones, Pigs, Swine Flu, Swine, Boars


Titans Turned Superboy Into Frankenstein's Manchild, and It Was Awesome

Titans’ cast of superheroes and villains has gotten so large that the series has largely shifted away from dedicating entire episodes to single characters, but this week’s straightforwardly named “Conner” focused on nothing but the latest live-action incarnation of Superman and Lex Luthor’s genetically-engineered…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Superman, Abuse, TV Recap, Titans, Clark Kent, Lex Luthor, Teen Titans, DC Universe, Krypto, Superboy, Conner Kent, Joshua Orpin, Titans Recaps



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