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What Should NASA's Priorities Be?

The First Reactions to Avengers: Infinity War Are Here and Just About Everybody Has Been Blown Away

Last night, the press got to see Avengers: Infinity War, the culmination of a decades worth of Marvel movies that unites all your favorite heroes (and also Hawkeye) in one big mishmash of epic proportions. Although reviews aren’t available yet, critics have taken to social media to laud the movie—especially all the…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Marvel, Avengers, Hawkeye, Avengers Infinity War, Infinity War

Incredible New Gif Shows Cosmic 'Snow' on the Surface of a Comet

I think I’m going to let this one speak for itself:Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Gif, Wow, Rosetta, Comets

Delivery Bots Have Awkward Sidewalk Interactions, Too

Marble wants to make these things proficient enough to find their own way around the people and the buskers and the intersections.
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Sleepy time: Some nap mats at Seattle child-care centers contain toxic chemicals

The study was small, sampling only seven child-care centers in Seattle. Nap mats in all but one of the centers contained flame-retardant chemicals, but replacing old mats slashed those levels.
Tags: Science, News, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound

Early Career Award Will Advance Research on Soil as Building Material

Michelle Bernhardt-Barry, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, has received a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation to expand her research on the use of soil as a 3D-printed building material.
Tags: Science, National Science Foundation, University of Arkansas, Michelle Bernhardt Barry

Outfit Your Home Gym With This Complete Weight Bench Set, Just $139 Shipped

If you’ve got the space for it, this Gold’s Gym Olympic Bench includes a six roll leg developer, a preacher pad, and a full rack. Basically, everything you need for a good workout, except the weights. Today’s $139 price is within $10 for an all-time low, and comes with free shipping despite weighing more than 100…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Golds Gym

This Tiny Clone Perfectly Recreates the Commodore 64 Gaming Experience

Before the Super Nintendo, and even before the original NES arrived in North America, I cut my gaming teeth on the Commodore 64. It was sold as one of the first personal computers, but to many kids of the ‘80s, it was instead their first gaming console. I have many fond memories of the C64, but thanks to the C64 Mini,…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Technology, Video Games, Tech, Retro, North America, Nostalgia, Consumer Tech, Commodore 64, Firebox, C64 mini

Amazon Wants to Shove Packages in Your Car's Trunk Now, Too

It seems that in Amazon’s never-ending quest to get you to buy more stuff, there’s nothing the company won’t try to make taking delivery of said items a tiny bit easier. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Cars, Gm, Packages, Deliveries, Volvo, Consumer Tech, Amazon Key, Amazon Wants, Amazon Wants To Stuff Your Trunk, Amazon Trunk

President Trump's EPA Says Burning Wood is Carbon Neutral, Like Wind and Solar Energy

The awkwardly named Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared that burning wood is carbon neutral. In the eyes of the Trump regime, burning wood for energy is now just as environmentally friendly as wind and solar power, despite the fact that burning biomass releases greenhouse gases.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Carbon, Solar Energy, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Trump, Biomass, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, President Trump

Updates on the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fantastic Beasts 2, and More

Kevin Feige dishes on the future of the Marvel movieverse, from Fox deals to Moon Knight to Black Panther 2. Joe Russo confirms a certain character from the comics is definitely not in Infinity War or Avengers 4. There’s some wild rumors about Black Widow’s solo movie. Plus, some things that aren’t Marvel-related!…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fox, Supernatural, Black Widow, Avengers, Krypton, The Flash, Lucifer, The Originals, The 100, Kevin Feige, Braid, Joe Russo, MCU, iZombie, Deadpool 2

1 Million US Children Affected by Identity Theft Last Year, Infuriating Study Finds

It’s never too early to have your identity stolen, unfortunately.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Identity Theft

Uranus actually stinks like eggy farts, scientists finally admit

No giggling at the back please
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Lyft Delivers Carbon-Neutral Rides

The ride-hailing company announced last week that it plans to become one of the largest voluntary purchasers of carbon offsets in the world.
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All Of Pop Chart Lab’s Gloriously Nerdy Data Art Is 30% Off [Exclusive]

There’s always that one person in your life that has nothing on their walls. Add some awesome to someone’s life, or upgrade your own bare walls with rad prints during this 30% off sitewide at Pop Chart Lab. Check out their newest prints, like Every Emjoi Ever and Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium. Enter the code…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Pop Chart Lab

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

BANGKOK (AP) — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia’s wild herds even greater than the ivory trade. The group Elephant Family says the threat is currently greatest in Myanmar, but warns that the Asian elephant […]
Tags: Asia, Science, News, Ap, Myanmar, Bangkok, Nation & World, Elephant Family

'Maximum' security as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown

Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions. President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a "cesspool" fouled by dumped sewage and imposed the temporary ban on visitors that is due to take effect Thursday. In Boracay, police conducted exercises simulating clashes with protesters, terrorist attacks and a hostage incident even as they sa...
Tags: Science, Philippines, Boracay, Rodrigo Duterte

Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. Hassan Khalilabadi, the head of Tehran City Council’s cultural heritage and tourism committee, says […]
Tags: Science, News, Iran, Ap, DUBAI United Arab Emirates, Pahlavi, Nation & World, Reza Shah Pahlavi, Hassan Khalilabadi, Tehran City Council

Rutland Osprey Project

A vast drinking water reservoir in the English county of Rutland, about half way between Peterborough and the home of the pork pie, Melton Mowbray, is home to the first Western Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) to breed in England for 150 years. A translocation programme means that these raptors are now breeding at Rutland Water having been settled there, migrated (naturally) to Africa (Senegal, the tracking devices show) and then returned in the spring. In paying the birds a visit, we made the mista...
Tags: England, Science, Reserve, Peterborough, Maya, Rutland, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Manton, Rutland Water, Rutland Osprey Project, Africa Senegal, Wildlife Trust s Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton

Archeologists say early Caribbeans were not 'savage cannibals', as colonists wrote

Researchers in Antigua hope to correct ‘speculative and erroneous’ colonial accounts that depict the Carib people as ferocious man-eatersFor centuries, historians held that the Caribbean’s earliest inhabitants were peaceful farmers who were wiped out by the ferocious man-eating Carib people. But archaeologists in Antigua say that new evidence from one of the most important sites in the region is helping to correct “speculative and erroneous” accounts passed down from early colonists.The excavati...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, History, Archaeology, Indigenous Peoples, Caribbean, Antigua, Creek, Antigua & Barbuda, Reg Murphy, Syracuse University Farmingdale State College, Brooklyn College Continue

Armenia's Prime Minister Has Resigned After Days of Protests. Here's What to Know About the Country's 'Peaceful Revolution'

Here's what to know about the country's surprise "peaceful revolution"
Tags: Science, Armenia

Children are as fit as endurance athletes

Researchers discover how young children seem to run around all day without getting tired: their muscles resist fatigue and recover in the same way as elite endurance athletes. The study, which compared energy output and post-exercise recovery rates of young boys, untrained adults and endurance athletes, can be used to develop athletic potential in children and improve our knowledge of how disease risk, such as diabetes, increases as our bodies change from childhood to adulthood.
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Age-related decline in mid-back and low back muscle mass and quality is not associated with kyphosis

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, That National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study and Boston University have found that poor back muscle quality is not associated with worsening kyphosis (forward curvature or 'hunch' of the upper spine) in older adults. The study was published today in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.
Tags: Science, Blood Institute, Framingham Heart Study and Boston University

Soccer heading -- not collisions -- cognitively impairs players

Worse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found. The findings suggest that efforts to reduce long-term brain injuries may be focusing too narrowly on preventing accidental head collisions. The study published online today in the Frontiers in Neurology.
Tags: Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Uncovering the secret law of the evolution of galaxy clusters

Using observational data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Subaru Telescope, the size and mass of galaxy clusters have precisely been measured. Osaka University-led research team analyzed those data and found a simple law that regulates the growth of the clusters. They also showed that the clusters are still young and growing. The newfound law will serve as a tool to clarify the evolutionary history of clusters and the universe.
Tags: Science, Hubble Space Telescope, Osaka University

By 2040, artificial intelligence could upend nuclear stability

A new RAND Corporation paper finds that artificial intelligence has the potential to upend the foundations of nuclear deterrence by the year 2040. While AI-controlled doomsday machines are considered unlikely, the hazards of artificial intelligence for nuclear security lie instead in its potential to encourage humans to take potentially apocalyptic risks, according to the paper.
Tags: Science, Rand Corporation

Radiotherapy offers new treatment option for liver cancer

A novel technique that delivers high doses of radiation to tumors while sparing the surrounding normal tissue shows promise as a curative treatment option for patients with early-stage liver cancer, according to a new study.
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Climate change not the key driver of human conflict and displacement in East Africa

Over the last 50 years climate change has not been the key driver of the human displacement or conflict in East Africa, rather it is politics and poverty, according to new research by UCL.
Tags: Science, East Africa

Does Ready Player One Director Steven Spielberg Know What the Heck a Playstation Is?

Steven Spielberg is the director of very profitable movie and shameless gamer nostalgia cash-in Ready Player One, which is mostly set in virtual reality. While doing an international press tour for the movie, he also allegedly told Japanese news agency Kyodo that his favorite VR experience was playing Mario... on, uh,…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Games, Science, Playstation, Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One, Kyodo, Ready Player What Now

New Venom Trailer Finally Shows Tom Hardy Turning into the Marvel Comics Anti-Hero

The first teaser from a few weeks back didn’t give people what they really wanted: a symbiote-powered metahuman with a questionable sense of morality. But the trailer that just dropped does exactly that. “We” are pleased.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Sony, Tom Hardy, Spider Man, Venom, Marvel Comics Anti Hero