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Alexei Leonov, 1st human to walk in space, dies in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s space agency says Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space 54 years ago, has died in Moscow. He was 85. Roscosmos says in a statement on its website that Leonov died on Friday. It did not provide details. Leonov performed his spacewalk on March 18, 1965, when he exited […]
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Roscosmos, Alexei Leonov, Leonov


Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a new study finds. The reason is probably that better-off local governments have the resources to apply for and administer the programs — and […]
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Why migrating to another planet is a stupid and implausible idea

Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor, whose work detecting exoplanets recently earned him a share in the Nobel prize for physics, says humans will never migrate beyond our own solar system. Maybe it’s time we started taking this whole “climate change” thing seriously. The first exoplanet with the potential to host life as we know it, meaning it was orbiting a star similar to the one we call ‘the sun,’ was discovered by Mayor and fellow Nobel winner Didier Queloz in 1995. In the time since, research...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Mayor, Insider, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz


Are You Afraid of the Dark? Star Says Working on It, Sadly, Didn't Make Him Immune to Clowns

Actor Jeremy Ray Taylor has had his share of scary clowns. First with It and It: Chapter 2, and now with the latest Are You Afraid of the Dark? series. The latter may not involve Pennywise and his sewer full of children’s body parts—at least I hope it doesn’t—but Taylor said his fear of clowns is still alive and well.…Read more...
Tags: Science, It, Are You Afraid Of The Dark, Taylor, Nickelodeon, Pennywise, New York Comic Con, Clowns, Jeremy Ray Taylor, It Chapter 2, New York Comic Con 2019


How AI could help dementia patients live more independently

You might already have what’s often called a “smart home,” with your lights or music connected to voice-controlled technology such as Alexa or Siri. But when researchers talk about smart homes, we usually mean technologies that use artificial intelligence to learn your habits and automatically adjust your home in response to them. Perhaps the most obvious example of this are thermostats that learn when you are likely to be home and what temperature you prefer, and adjust themselves accordingly w...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Alexa, Syndication


California Wildfire Season Is Here as the Saddleridge Fire Explodes Near Los Angeles

In a community outside Los Angeles, more than 12,000 people are facing mandatory evacuation as a wildfire rages out of control. The Saddleridge Fire has burned some 4,600 acres, and so far officials haven’t been able to contain it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Los Angeles, Wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Saddleridge fire


California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to more than 2 million people this week, lines formed at hardware stores selling portable generators, while many hospitals and businesses fired up their own. The prospect of emissions belching from […]
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, Nation


Libra's Ship Is Sinking as Multiple Major Partners Abandon Facebook's Troubled Cryptocurrency

Following the departure of PayPal from Facebook’s Libra project—a cryptocurrency that promises to “reinvent money” and “transform the global economy”—a new wave of departures has rocked the platform as eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard have all announced that they are abandoning ship.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Paypal, Currency, Libra, Cryptocurrency, Mastercard, Libra Is Going Down, eBay Stripe Visa


Legendary Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov buried in Russia

MYTISHCHI, Russia (AP) — Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, has been laid to rest at a memorial cemetery outside the Russian capital of Moscow. The legendary cosmonaut, who died Friday at 85, was buried Tuesday in a lavish ceremony, attended by hundreds of well-wishers and other celebrated cosmonauts. Leonov staked his […]
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Moscow, Alexei Leonov, Leonov, MYTISHCHI Russia


President Trump's Racist Bullshit Now Available on Twitch

President Donald Trump has joined Twitch, the social media platform for gamers, and already racked up 40,000 followers in less than 24 hours. The president, who’s very popular on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, appears to be expanding his social media footprint after recent complaints that Fox News doesn’t support…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Social Media, Fox News, Donald Trump, Twitch, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Facebook Instagram, Trump Rallies, Ilhan Omar


Achieve New Heights With Backcountry's Prana Sale

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The Pixel 4 Has Been Leaked to Death, So Here's Everything Else We Know About Made By Google 2019

After months of teases and leaks, there’s a lot we know about the Pixel 4. But the Pixel 4 isn’t the only thing we’re expecting to see at the upcoming Made By Google Event on Tuesday, October 15th at 10AM ET.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Nest, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Night Sight, Pixel 4, Made By Google 2019, Pixelbuds


Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
Tags: Post, Business, Japan, Science, Technology, News, Tech, Chemistry, Associated Press, Nobel, Lithium Ion Batteries, Mobile Tech, New York University, Lithium Ion, U K, University of Texas


If You Have iTunes for Windows, You Need to Install the Latest Version Now

With the release of macOS Catalina this week, so came the death of iTunes for Mac users—but not anyone still using iTunes on Windows. Instead, Apple released a fix on Monday that patches a zero-day flaw that could have allowed bad actors to invisibly install BitPaymer ransomware on Windows computers running iTunes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Windows, Ransomware, Itunes, Catalina, This Has Been A Psa


Deep learning nails correlation. Causation is another matter.

Did you know that people with bigger hands have larger vocabularies?While that's actually true, it's not a causal relationship. This pattern exists because adults tend know more words than kids. It's a correlation, explains NYU professor Gary Marcus. Deep learning struggles with how to perceive causal relationships. If given the data on hand size and vocabulary size, a deep learning system might only be able to see the correlation, but wouldn't be able to answer the 'why?' of it. ...
Tags: Science, Technology, Data, Innovation, Machine Learning, Ai, Nyu, Gary Marcus Deep


Issa Rae Has Lent Her Voice to Google Assistant. Yes, You Can Ask Her About Lawrence

Siri has an awkward black counterpart. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Siri, Insecure, Daniel, Lawrence, Issa Rae, Google Assistant, Awkward Black Google


8 More Stories About People Battling Their Own Clones

Will Smith’s new film Gemini Man may not be wowing critics, but it’s based on a storytelling conundrum that’s as old as time: What would you do if you had to fight your own clone? We’re looking at some of our favorite examples of duplicates who’ve had to duke it out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Futurama, Will Smith, The Island, Orphan Black, Supergirl, The Matrix, Steven Universe, Clones, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Alien Covenant, Gemini Man, Star Trek Nemesis


Warren's New Facebook Ads Make False Claims—And That's The Whole Damn Point

President Donald Trump’s re-election bid just got a stamp of approval from Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Except, not really.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Donald Trump


Final Fantasy X | X2 Remaster is Down to $30 for the Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster (Switch) | $30 | AmazonRead more...
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Dallas Cop Seen Wearing Punisher Logo During Altercation at Community Oversight Meeting

At the first public meeting of Dallas’s newly formed Community Police Oversight Board earlier this week, dozens of residents who came to share their concerns about law enforcement were surprised to learn the board had no intention of letting anyone from the community actually make a comment. And at least one officer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Marvel, Racism, Military, Terrorism, Dallas, Police Brutality, Marvel Comics, Mass Shootings, The Punisher, Community Police Oversight Board


Enjoy the Outdoors Even More With Up to 50% Off at REI's End of Season Sale

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Americans Are Already Moving Away From the Rising Water's Edge

The U.S. is slowly being gripped by a flooding crisis as seas rise and waterways overflow with ever more alarming frequency. An idea at the forefront for how to help Americans cope is so-called managed retreat, a process of moving away from affected areas and letting former neighborhoods return to nature. It’s an idea …Read more...
Tags: Science, Fema, Sea Level Rise, Floods, Rivers, Buyouts, Managed Retreat


Save Big on an Aukey 10000mAh PD Power Bank With An On-Page Coupon

AUKEY Power Delivery Power Bank, 10000mAh PD Power Bank | $21 | Amazon | Use coupon code on pageRead more...
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I Want Everything From This Yamazaki Sale

15% Off Yamazaki Homewares | HuckberryRead more...
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Being overweight before age 40 could increase your risk of cancer finds new study

New European research has found that being overweight before the age of 40 could increase the risk of various cancers in both men and women. The researchers looked at data collected from the participants' health examinations, which included information on their height and weight, and linked it to data taken from national cancer registries. On average, the participants were followed for about 18 years, during which time 27,881 individuals were diagnosed with cancer, of which 9,761 (35 percent) ...
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China Is Trying to Use Lasers and Magnets to 'Unstealth' U.S. Navy Submarines

Scientists at a Chinese research institute say they developed an airborne laser that might eventually detect hostile subs even at great depths. And that is just for starters.
Tags: Science, China, Unstealth U S Navy Submarines, Chinese research institute


Scientists Discover Hidden Information in 140-Year-Old Fundamental Physics Concept

Physicists have uncovered a way to access physical information that had been hidden to science for 140 years, according to a recent paper.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ibm, Solar Cells, Perovskite, Hall Effect


The Pixelbook Go Walks the Fine Line Between High Design and Great Value

The Pixelbook is the best Chromebook you can buy, but it’s also one of the most expensive Chromebooks you can buy. The big pitch for the Pixelbook Go is that it takes a lot of what you like about the Pixelbook and Google’s aesthetic in general, and charges only $650. That’s a damn fine idea, but my limited time with…Read more...
Tags: Pixel Event 2019, Chromebook


Think California's Preemptive Blackouts Are Scary? Buckle Up

At midnight on Wednesday, California’s largest utility begun cutting off power to customers across the northern part of the state. The rolling blackout came with just a day’s warning as intense fire weather is expected to whip up across the region. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Electricity, Pge, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


How Alexei Leonov Survived the Harrowing First Spacewalk

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, passed away this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Race, Cosmonauts, Alexei Leonov, Soviet Space Program



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