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Peloton Is Getting Into Gaming

Peloton’s been busy these past few months, releasing new features at a steady clip. The latest? A fitness video game beta called Lanebreak that marks the company’s first foray into gaming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Nintendo, Oculus, Treadmills, Peloton, Cody Rigsby, Human Activities, Hospitality Recreation, Sam Yo, David Packles, Race Stage


Dungeons & Dragons' Newest Magic Crossover Wants Everyone to Feel Home at Magic School

Magic: The Gathering is a game about the most powerful spellcasters in the multiverse, so an entire card set themed around a magical place of study makes sense. In Dungeons & Dragons, adventurers can be martial artists, great warriors, master weaponsmiths—they may not touch magic at all. So when D&D and Magic crossed…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Magic, Human Behavior, Nerd Culture, Dungeons Dragons, Mages, Magic The Gathering, Wizard, Jeremy Crawford, Magic School, Human Activities, Magic In Dungeons Dragons, Strixhaven School Of Mages, Draftstrixhaven A Curriculum Of Chaos, Dd Lead Rules


Joe Biden: Facebook’s Not Killing People. My Bad.

Last Friday, Joe Biden told reporters that Facebook was “killing people” by refusing to take action on a number of anti-vax accounts spreading conspiracy theories, hoaxes, and other misinformation about the novel coronavirus pandemic—causing the social network to respond with faux indignation. Now Biden is walking…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Human Behavior, Biden, Trumpism, Misinformation, Joseph Mercola, Vivek Murthy, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Jen Psaki, Fake News, Kaitlan Collins, Sherri Tenpenny, Center for Countering Digital Hate


Google Maps Provided Users With a ‘Potentially Fatal’ Hiking Trail on This Mountain

A few years ago, instead of leading my best friend and I through a lovely and picturesque Spanish mountain trail, Google Maps took us to an isolated field with some cows. While I learned then not trust the internet when it comes to nature, it appears that an increasing number of visitors to the Scottish mountain Ben…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Scotland, Software, Mountaineering, Google Maps, Nevis, Alphabet Inc, Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Munros, Web Mapping, Human Activities, Route Planning Software, Technology Internet


Intruder-Blasting Sprinkler Is an AI-Powered Substitute for an Old Man Yelling at Kids to Get Off His Lawn

Growing grass is a delicate process that requires diligent watering and a lack of people stomping across your lawn all day. Ryder from YouTube’s Ryder Calm Down channel had the former but struggled with the latter until he built an AI-powered sprinkler to scare the neighbors off his lawn.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Plants, Water Management, Irrigation, Natural Environment, Land Management, Lawn, Sidewalk, Grasslands, Agronomy, Human Activities, Poaceae, Agricultural Soil Science, Ryder Calm


How to Turn Your Car Into a Tiny Camper

I lived in a van for five years, which is quite a long time. In fact, I lived in that thing for longer than I’ve lived in any other place since leaving my childhood home. Strangely, I found moving out of a van to be more stressful than moving into one. I was afraid I was going to miss the freedom that comes with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Camping, Tesla, Skills, Human Behavior, Toyota, Agnes, Subaru Outback, Efren, Toyota RAV4, Sprinter, Mattress, Honda CR V, Mazda CX, Dometic, Human Activities


Bird to Offer Accessible Vehicles for People With Disabilities in New York City Pilot

Bird, the scooter and bike sharing company, is launching a pilot focused on offering accessible mobility vehicles for people with disabilities to rent in New York City this summer. Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Social Issues, Transport, Bird, Wheelchair, Pilot, Scooter, Micromobility, Bicycle Sharing, Scooter Sharing, Human Activities, Land Transport, Kick Scooters, Shared Transport, Scooter Sharing System


United’s Newest Planes Finally Support Bluetooth Audio, and It’s About Damn Time

United just announced that it’s making a massive purchase of 270 new planes. Better yet, those planes will have upgraded cabin technology, like upgraded in-seat displays, faster wifi, and, most notably, support for Bluetooth audio. And while it’s about time United’s planes got some new tech, I’m also wondering if it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Aviation, Airbus, United, Jetblue, United Airlines, In Flight Entertainment, Geek Squad, Boeing 737, Human Activities, Technology Internet


Legislation Requires Judges to Sign Off on Secret Subpoenas Targeting Journalists

With a nod to recent revelations about the Trump Justice Department seeking to unmask sources behind news reports critical of the former president, Senator Ron Wyden on Monday introduced a new bill aimed at protecting news organizations from politicized surveillance.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Journalism, Anonymous, Investigative journalism, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Internet Culture, Ron Wyden, Trump, David Chavern, Observation, Trump Justice Department, Radio Television Digital News Association, Source, Human Activities


Why Cities Should Ban Cars, According to Science

New research shows we have to start getting cars off the road—and fast—if we want to avoid cities being overrun by gridlock. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Car, Cycling, Transport, Road transport, Traffic Congestion, Sustainable Transport, Congestion Pricing, Transportation Planning, Human Activities, Land Transport, Road Traffic Management, Rafael Prieto Curiel


TSA Asks Travelers to Stop Attacking Officers, Restarts In-Flight Combat Training

Following airlines warning this week that domestic flights are devolving into psychological thrillers, the TSA has cautioned that checkpoint security personnel, too, are facing Americans’ inexplicable wrath. In a statement released Thursday titled “TSA reminds passengers to remain calm and respectful at security…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Human Behavior, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Flight Attendant, United States Department of Homeland Security, Darby LaJoye, Aviation Security, Federal Air Marshal Service, Sky Marshal, Human Activities, Law Crime, Tsa Senior Official Performing The Duties Of The, Full Body Scanner, Aviation In The United States




Fandom Launches New LGBTQIA+ Guidelines For All Its Wikis

Earlier this year, one of the biggest fan wikias on the internet, Star Wars resource hub Wookieepedia, found itself embroiled in a debate between site admins pushing to make the wiki’s handling of LGBTQIA+ topics and transgender people in particular more inclusive, and retrograde administrators who wouldn’t. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Dc Comics, Articles, Twitch, Inclusion, LGBTQIA, Fandom, Wookieepedia, Deadnaming, Perkins Miller, Human Activities, Star Wars Fandom, Robin Provonost


Supreme Court Rules Cheerleader’s ‘F*ck School’ Snapchat Post Was Protected Speech

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania high school violated the First Amendment rights of a former cheerleader by punishing her for saying “fuck school” on Snapchat. The decision potentially restricts schools’ ability to regulate students’ off-campus speech.Read more...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Education, Pennsylvania, Cheerleading, U S Supreme Court, American Civil Liberties Union, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Snap Inc, Case law, Human Activities, Brandi Levy, Mahanoy Area School District V Bl, First Amendment To The United States Constitution, United States Federal Courts


Airlines to DOJ: Please, Start Putting Passengers From Hell in Prison

Airline trade associations and unions are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to do something about the inundation of soulless passengers raising drunken hell in the lawless skies. Specifically, they want them put in prison.Read more...
Tags: Science, Aviation, Airlines, Gizmodo, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Flight Attendant, Alaska Airlines, U S Department of Justice, US Department of Justice, American Airlines Group, Merrick Garland, Low Cost Carriers, Human Activities, Disaster Accident


American Airlines ‘Unprecedented Weather’ Excuse for Canceling Flights Into July Sounds Suspect

With vaccination rates for covid-19 on the rise, U.S. airlines are seeing a surge in demand. Yet American Airlines has already or will soon be canceling hundreds of flights. The airline is blaming recent “unprecedented weather” that has led to hundreds of flight cancelations through mid-July. The reality, though, is a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Aviation, Airlines, US Airways, Airline, Flight Attendant, American Airlines, EL AL, Andrea Koos, Human Activities


I Made Peace With Flying Less

When you don’t know you’re doing something for the last time for a while, you don’t make it a point of searing it into memory.Read more...
Tags: Science, Aviation, Airlines, Jetblue, Airline, Human Activities


An Inflatable Office Pops Out of This Compact RV's Roof

With pandemic restrictions lifting in several parts of the world, many are excited to get as far away from home as possible, leading to a renewed interest in recreation vehicles. As a result, the RV industry is starting to deliver some truly luxurious homes on wheels, with amenities making them seem more like pricy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Camping, Caravan, Airstream, Inflatable, Recreational Vehicle, Human Activities, Manufactured Goods, Lyseo Upper Secondary School, Inflatable Office Pops Out


Uber's Prices and Wait Times Are Up Because There Aren't Enough Drivers To Go Around

If you’ve used an app to call a cab in the past few weeks only to find a smoking crater where your bank account used to be, you’re not imaging things: Prices on ride-hailing apps are surging as the coronavirus pandemic recedes, and companies like Uber and Lyft acknowledge that a shortage of drivers is to blame.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Articles, Transport, Rakuten, Wait Times, John Zimmer, Dara Khosrowshahi, Dynamic Pricing, Business Finance, Gig Worker, Human Activities, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Ridesharing Company


6 Pandemic-Era Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Some 53% of Americans are planning at least one trip this summer, and scammers will be following them every step of the way. Whether you’re booking flights or rental cars online; at the airport; or even in your hotel room, scams are everywhere. And we’re not just talking about garden-variety phishing texts, either—as…Read more...
Tags: Crime, Fraud, Marriott, Airbnb, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Social Engineering, Zillow, Spamming, Trulia, Vacation Rental, Global Entry, TSA Precheck, United States Department of Homeland Security, Business Finance, Confidence Tricks


I Love This Sous Vide On Steroids, Even Though It's Overkill

I have often described sous vide as “the nerdiest way to cook a steak.” I also think it’s the best way. Or, at least, the best way to achieve consistently excellent results and have it be almost impossible to screw up. Honestly, I didn’t think it could be improved upon much, so when I heard that a new sous vide…Read more...
Tags: Science, Beef, Human Behavior, Sous Vide, Personal Life, Searing, ChefSteps Joule, Water Bath, Human Activities, Hospitality Recreation, Anova Culinary, Low Temperature Cooking


Does Walking Really Count as Cardio?

Walking is an easy way to get some exercise in your day, and it delivers mental health benefits as well. I’m one of the many people who added daily walks to my routine during the pandemic, and they improved my life so much I don’t intend to stop. But does walking do enough for your body that you can count it as cardio…Read more...
Tags: Aerobics, Walking, Running, Exercise, Human Behavior, Fitbit, Lifehacks, Physical Fitness, Physical Exercise, Aerobic Exercise, Human Activities, Hospitality Recreation, Food Energy, Exercise Intensity


Former NASA Engineer Builds Mission Impossible-Style Obstacle Course to Protect His Nuts From Thieving Squirrels

One of the most popular YouTube videos of 2020 was from former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Mark Rober who attempted to build a squirrel-proof obstacle course. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t, so a year later he’s trying again, and this time taking inspiration from movies like Mission Impossible and Ocean’s Eleven…Read more...
Tags: Science, Squirrels, Hobbies, Mammals, Mark Rober, Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bird Feeder, Human Activities, Mission Impossible And Ocean


Overworking Is a Major Killer Worldwide, WHO Study Finds

Working too long is a major contributor to early death across the globe, according to new research from the World Health Organization. The study, based on data from nearly 200 countries, estimates that over 700,000 people died in 2016 from heart disease and stroke linked to long working hours. Around half a billion…Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Work, Science, Labor, Articles, Stroke, World Health Organization, Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health, Tedros Adhanom, Cardiovascular Disease, Overwork, Maria Neira, Working time, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


How to Get a Flight Attendant to Like You

All signs indicate Americans are ready to get back into their regular vacation routines this summer, and airlines are doing what they can to lure customers back into the air. Airline staff, pilots, and flight attendants traveled a difficult road over the past 15 months, from figuring out how to operate with limited…Read more...
Tags: Aviation, Lifehacks, Aeronautics, Flight Attendants, American Airlines, Kara Mulder, Human Activities


What to Do on Your 'Rest' Days So They Don't Feel Like a Waste

Workout programs are typically organized by the week. You might lift weights on a three-day program, or a five-day program, for example, leaving the days in between as “rest” days. But what does resting really mean? You don’t have to just chill on the couch those days; you have options. Read more...
Tags: Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Recreation, Bodybuilding, Strength Training, Physical Exercise, Human Activities, Hospitality Recreation, Anaerobic Exercise, Draftblaq Son, Draftmeticore


Being a Dick on a Plane Could Cost You $32,750

The Federal Aviation Administration is upping its “zero tolerance” war on pandemic passengers who disrupt flights by refusing to wear masks. In a press release on Wednesday, the agency proposed fines of $9,000 to $32,750 against three violators of the mandatory policy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Aviation, Airlines, Donald Trump, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, Dick, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Attendant, Alaska Airlines, Steve Dickson, JetBlue Airlines, Aviation Safety, Human Activities, Boeing 737 Max Certification


How to Rent Someone’s Pool This Summer (or Rent Out Your Own)

Swimply, the “Airbnb of swimming pools,” seems to be having its moment in the sun. The pools-by-the-hour app has grown in popularity during the pandemic and is now expanding into new markets. Here’s what you need to know about renting a private pool, or renting out your own, if you have one.Read more...
Tags: Renting, Sports, Articles, Airbnb, Lifehacks, Swimming, Swimming Pools, Bodies of Water, Swimply, Human Activities, S Pool, Football Pools


DoorDash Quietly Astroturfing in New York as Gig Economy Laws Loom

Last year, in a feat of astonishing greed, Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash poured $200 million into buying a law that safeguards their profits and screws their struggling workers. Their sinister ballot measure Prop 22 passed, it’s practically unrepealable; now they’re lining New York state politicians’ pockets, and yet…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, Science, California, Economy, Andrew Cuomo, Instacart, Doordash, Online Food Ordering, Anthony Foxx, Dara Khosrowshahi, Temporary Work, Michael Reich, Gig Worker, Human Activities


How to Snag a Last-Minute Campsite Reservation This Summer

While there have always been people who enjoy camping, the limited travel options during the COVID-19 pandemic had people sleeping under the stars (or in a tent) who wouldn’t have considered it previously. Though we’re several months into the vaccine rollout, only about 30% of the country’s population has been fully…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Camping, Articles, Airbnb, Lifehacks, Campsite, Megan Michelson, Hipcamp, ReserveAmerica, Human Activities, Hospitality Recreation