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Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation


Annual Competition to Guess When Alaskan River Will Thaw Ends on Earliest Date Since 1917

The Nenana Ice Classic, a betting match on when ice on Alaska’s Tanana River breaks up enough to tip a tripod linked to a clock, set a record this weekend by ending nearly a week earlier than ever recorded, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Alaska, Ice, Climatology, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Tanana River, Nenana Ice Classic


ICE Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Prosecute Immigrants—Seems Facebook Missed That 'Inauthentic Behavior'

Facebook has again taken minimal action to hinder a coordinated inauthentic behavior from deceptive actors targeting a specific demographic of people. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Ice, Fake Accounts, Fake Facebook Profiles


Thousands of ICE Employees Have Access to Massive, Nationwide License Plate-Tracking System

Records obtained by the ACLU of Northern California in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit show that local city governments are piping automated license plate reader (ALPR) data to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the organization wrote on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Immigration, Dhs, Surveillance, Aclu, Ice, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Mass Surveillance, Northern California, Customs Enforcement, Automated License Plate Readers


Berkeley to Finally Vote on Privacy Ordinance to Make It a Digital Sanctuary City

Berkeley, California became the nation’s first sanctuary city in 1971, and tomorrow its city council will prepare to refine what that means in 2019 with an ordinance designed to pressure private companies who collaborate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Ice, Berkeley, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Berkeley California, Privacy And Security, Sanctuary Contracting Ordinance, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Read


What's Your Favorite Ice Mold? 

Ice, once a purely utilitarian beverage commodity, has evolved into an art form as of late. Giant, clear cubes? Ice spheres? Even if your refrigerator has an ice dispenser, you may find yourself wanting some specialized ice trays for fancy drinks.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drinking, Ice


Scientists Will Once Again Try to Explore Alien Ecosystem Exposed by Giant Antarctic Iceberg

Last year, a team of scientists embarked on a mission to explore the seafloor exposed when a Delaware-sized iceberg popped off the Antarctic Peninsula in 2017. Frustratingly, their ship had to turn around mid-voyage thanks to impenetrable sea ice. This year, amidst near-record low Antarctic sea ice levels, another…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ice, Antarctica, Ecology, Exploration, Glaciers, Delaware, Antarctic sea, Antarctic Peninsula, Ice On Thin Ice, Giant Antarctic Iceberg


Man Attempts to Carve Peace Sign Into Maine's Colossal Ice Disk With Chain Saw

We have evidently reached the vandalism stage of the public’s fascination with Maine’s 300-foot-wide ice disk.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Maine, Ice, Ice Disk


Man Attempts to Carve Peace Sign Into Maine's Colossal Ice Disk With Chainsaw

We have evidently reached the vandalism stage of the public’s fascination with Maine’s 300-foot-wide ice disk.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Maine, Ice, Ice Disk


Massive Ice Disk in Maine Stops Spinning, Is Somehow Rescued by Paddleboarder

You may have recently read about that colossal spinning ice disk that recently turned up in Maine—the one that appeared larger than a neighboring multi-level parking structure? It stopped spinning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Maine, Ice, Its Not Aliens, Ice Disk


Report: Evidence of Life Found in Lake Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice

Scientists have found the bodies of tardigrades, algae, diatoms, and small crustaceans in a body of water buried beneath over a kilometer of Antarctic ice, according to a news report from Nature.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Life, Ice, Antarctica, Glaciers, Extraterrestrial Life, Antarctic, Tardigrades, Subglacial Lakes


If You're Missing a Colossal Disk of Ice, This City in Maine Definitely Found It

This week in the city of Westbrook, Maine, a huge, rotating circle of ice formed on the Presumpscot River. While it seems like it could be an omen of the impending apocalypse or a particularly low-effort attempt at a crop circle by extraterrestrials, in reality it appears to be another example of a natural yet rare …Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Winter, Environment, Physics, Maine, Ice, Meteorology, Rivers, Rare, Earth Sciences, WESTBROOK Maine, Dude Wheres My Ice Disk, Ice This City, Presumpscot River


This Part of Antarctica Was Not Supposed to Be Shrinking

When scientists talk about Antarctic melting, they’re usually referring to West Antarctica, where giant coastal glaciers are shedding incredible amounts of water. But across the Transantarctic mountains to the east, there’s a much larger mantle of ice that’s generally thought to be keeping its chill. A new study,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ice, Antarctica, Glaciers, Antarctic, East Antarctica, West Antarctica, Sleeping Giants, Cryosphere, Ice On Thin Ice, Transantarctic


Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

San José (AFP) - Costa Rica likes to advertise itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98 percent of its electricity needs are met by clean energy. Bernal Munoz, a director at Costa Rica's electricity institute (ICE), insists that 600 vehicles is in itself progress, having doubled the number on the roads in 2017. "We have studies done by the University of Costa Rica with mathematical models that say the growth rate will continue," Munoz told AFP.
Tags: Science, Ice, Costa Rica, Munoz, University of Costa Rica, San José AFP Costa Rica, Bernal Munoz


Documents: ICE, CBP Seize Billions In Assets Including Human Remains

Over the last four years, two federal agencies tasked with protecting the borders of the United States have generated billions of dollars in revenue through extensive seizure of assets including human remains, bombs, airplanes, yachts, and cryptocurrencies.Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Ice, CBP, Department Of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Asset Seizure, Seacats


America's Northernmost City Is Having Another Dramatic Climate Change Year 

The northernmost city in the U.S. continues to be ground zero for the impacts of climate change. As sunlight fades from the Arctic, sea ice began to form this week around Utqiaġvik, an Iñupiat whaling community located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. And that’s...not right.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, Climate, America, Ice, Sea Ice, Arctic sea ice, Arctic Ocean, Baked Alaska, Utqiaġvik


Report: DEA, ICE Are Stocking Up on Hidden Streetlight Cams

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have put an “undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights” across the country, according to federal procurement documents obtained by Quartz.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Immigration, Surveillance, Ice, DEA, Donald Trump, Mass Surveillance, Customs Enforcement ICE, Drug Enforcement Administration DEA


Amazon Breaks Silence on Aiding Law Enforcement Following Employee Backlash

During a company-wide meeting today, Amazon addressed its relationship with law enforcement agencies, including Immigrations Customs and Enforcement—its first direct response to employee concerns raised in June about the company’s often successful attempts to provide cloud infrastructure and facial recognition…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Ice, Jeff Bezos, Facial Recognition, Andy Jassy, Rekognition, Techwontbuildit, Immigrations Customs and Enforcement


A Toast to Big, Clear Ice Cubes That You Can Make At Home

You don’t need to take a bartending class to convince your friends you’re a great mixologist. You just need, like, three cocktail recipes with more than two ingredients, and big, clear ice cubes. You all can jump into the comments to help each other with the former, but for the latter, I’m really impressed with True…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ice, Drinkware, True Cubes


Dozens of Jeff Bezoses Protest Amazon's Continued Relationship With ICE

Outside Amazon’s Seattle headquarters today, protesters arrived wearing quite possibly the most terrifying Halloween costume imaginable: Jeff Bezos’s face.Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Ice, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Mijente, Rekognition, Jeff Bezoses Protest Amazon, Outside Amazon


Hear the eerily beautiful song of the Antarctic ice shelf

When wind blows over the snow of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, the surface vibrates and produces a beautiful and eery drone. Colorado State University researchers deployed seismometers to explore the subsurface of the ice shelf and were surprised to learn that their sensors recorded the natural song of the terrain. The frequencies are below the threshold of human hearing and are sped up for audibility in the video above. From the scientific paper: Ice shelves are the floating buttresses of la...
Tags: Video, Music, Science, News, Earth, Ice, Antarctica, Ross, Antarctic, Colorado State University, Ross Ice Shelf


The Government Is Using Creepy Racial Pseudoscience to Determine Immigrant Kids' Ages From Teeth

A troubling report by Vice yesterday documented the shaky method being used by the U.S. government to determine whether unaccompanied minors that arrive at the border are really children or whether they should be placed in immigration jails for adults. It’s a horrifying new case study in how our government dehumanizes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Ice, Orr, Unaccompanied Minors, David Senn


The #AbolishSpaceForce Movement Is Unrealistic and Dangerous

Some have called President Donald Trump’s Space Force “ridiculous,” “a giant waste of money that could be used to expand healthcare coverage,” and “dumb as shit.” And it’s true that there are major issues with Space Force. But the voices calling for its abolition are seriously misguided. Getting rid of Space Force…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Ice, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Trump Administration, Abolish Ice, Space Force


Six Arrested at Amazon Store Amid Anti-ICE Protest in NYC

Coinciding with a national “we won’t be complicit” day of action aimed against US Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE) approximately 100 protesters gathered in Midtown to pressure tech companies, which in recently months have drawn criticism for providing infrastructural support to the agency.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Microsoft, Protests, Ice, Salesforce, Midtown, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, We Wont Be Complicit, Amazon Store Amid Anti, US Immigrations Customs and Enforcement ICE


Russian Scientists Claim to Have Resurrected 40,000-Year-Old Worms Buried in Ice

A team of Russian scientists is lining themselves up to be the opening cast of a John Carpenter film. Earlier this month, in the journal Doklady Biological Sciences, they announced they had apparently discovered ancient nematode worms that were able to resurrect themselves after spending at least 32,000 years buried…Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Animals, Ice, Worms, Nematodes, John Carpenter, The Thing, Doklady Biological Sciences


Trump Administration Misses Deadline to Reunite Kids With Their Families, But Gets an Extension

On Monday, the administration completely blew its deadline on reuniting parents with their toddlers that the government unnecessarily ripped away from them at the border. Luckily for the administration, the federal judge who gave the order has given them an extension.Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Ice, CBP, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Customs And Border Protection, Lee Gelernt, Dana Sabraw, Family Separation At The Border, Sarah Fabian, Trump Administration Misses Deadline


Former Cabinet Secretary Who Oversaw ICE: ICE Is Good, Actually

Jeh Johnson was the Secretary of Homeland Security under Barack Obama for the majority of Obama’s second term, a position from which he oversaw ICE. As Jorge Rivas pointed out for this website in June, Johnson has been flexing is commentary muscles by calling the Trump deportation regime “un-American and ineffective,”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Barack Obama, Dhs, Ice, Homeland Security, Johnson, Jeh Johnson, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Trump, Jorge Rivas, Abolish Ice


Survey: Few Microsoft Staffers See Need to Cut Ties With ICE, Despite Thousands of Caged Kids

Should Microsoft end its federal contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? This was the question posed to tens of thousands of Microsoft employees late last month—all users of the anonymous messaging board Blind.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Ice, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Salesforce CEO Says It Won't Sever Ties With Customs and Border Protection

Earlier this week, news broke that hundreds of employees at Salesforce had signed an open letter to CEO Marc Benioff protesting the company’s relationship to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, one of the government agencies enforcing President Donald Trump’s much-maligned “zero tolerance” immigration policy that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, White House, Immigration, Ice, Salesforce, Customs, Donald Trump, Marc Benioff, U S Customs, Border Protection, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, US Customs And Border Protection, Family Separations


Salesforce CEO Says They Won't Sever Ties With Customs and Border Protection

Earlier this week, news broke that hundreds of employees at Salesforce had signed an open letter to CEO Marc Benioff protesting the company’s relationship to US Customs and Border Protection, one of the government agencies enforcing President Donald Trump’s much-maligned “zero tolerance” immigration policy that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, White House, Immigration, Ice, Salesforce, Customs, Donald Trump, Marc Benioff, US Customs, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, US Customs And Border Protection, Family Separations



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