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- NASA Research: Astronauts Are Getting Clots, Bizarre Blood Flowby Victor Tangermann on November 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm
According to a new report by NASA scientists, blood flow can stop and even reverse in the upper bodies of astronauts. The results could have some pretty major implications on prolonged trips through deep space as we’re still trying to nail down the exact effects of spending longer periods of time in microgravity. The post NASA Research: […]
- Apple Exec: Kids With Chromebooks Are “Not Going to Succeed”by Dan Robitzski on November 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm
Weird Flex Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple, says that if you want a kid to succeed in school, they should use an iPad in class. Specifically, he was railing against the prevalence of Chromebook laptops in schools, arguing in an interview with CNET that his company’s product is better for keeping kids engaged The post Apple Exec: Kids With […]
- Uncall Blocks Robocalls, Junk Texts, and Telemarketers Once and for Allby Futurism Creative on November 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm
Having a cell phone is an almost mandatory requirement these days, and it carries some extremely worthwhile capabilities along with it. Unfortunately, as probably everyone who’s reading this knows, it also comes with some extremely frequent annoyances — namely the spam texts, junk calls, and annoying voicemails that various advertisers and […]
- Japanese Space Probe Returning to Earth, With Chunks of Asteroidby Victor Tangermann on November 14, 2019 at 8:26 pm
Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe started making its long trek back to Earth after pulling off something unprecedented: the tiny spacecraft managed to land on a distant asteroid and collect rock samples to take back as a souvenir. It’s been an amazing journey for Hayabusa-2. In September 2018, it successfully landed a number of robot rovers onto The […]
- Microsoft Is Hiding Source Code in an Apocalypse-Proof Caveby Dan Robitzski on November 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Hard Copy Next to the famous Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, is an abandoned coal mine protecting a different kind of resource against the end of the world: all of GitHub’s open source code. Now, if the world ends, whatever survivors crawl out of the ashes will be able to access and use the The post Microsoft Is Hiding Source Code in an […]
- Elon Musk Claims Neuralink Can “Solve” Autism, Schizophreniaby Dan Robitzski on November 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm
On a recent podcast appearance, Neuralink CEO Elon Musk claimed that the company’s experimental brain-computer interface technology would be able to “solve” [not seeing “cure” in the transcript so just to be safe…] neurological diseases. In the past, Musk has suggested that Neuralink could help with serious conditions […]
- Video Shows Man Trying to Run “Piece of Shit” Tesla off the Roadby Kristin Houser on November 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Not Worth It Some people express their hate for Teslas by blocking charging stations. Others go so far as to vandalize the vehicles, dragging their keys across the bodies or slamming dents into them. But now, Electrek has reported that a man in Ohio put a couple’s lives in danger — seemingly just because they The post Video Shows Man Trying to […]
- Facebook Says It Has Shut Down 5.4 Billion Fake Accounts in 2019by Victor Tangermann on November 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm
In a call with reporters on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revelaed that the social media company has nixed 5.4 billion fake accounts in 2019 alone, according to CNN — that’s over two thirds of the global population, or four times the population of China. It’s a dizzying amount of fake accounts, making up an The post Facebook […]
- Watch Protestors Kill a Drone Using Hundreds of Laser Pointersby Dan Robitzski on November 14, 2019 at 6:05 pm
In response to rising public transit costs, Chileans took to the streets in ongoing protests that have now evolved to encompass broader concerns about inequality — and they’re using high-tech tricks to push police back. Particularly, a police drone was disabled and fell to the ground after hundreds of protestors aimed their laser pointers The […]
- There’s an Outbreak of the “Black Death” Plague in Chinaby Kristin Houser on November 14, 2019 at 5:25 pm
Doctors in China have diagnosed two people with the pneumonic plague, the nation’s state-run news agency Xinhua News confirmed on Tuesday. Both patients hail from China’s Inner Mongolia region and have received “proper treatment” for their condition at medical institutions in China’s Chaoyang District, Xinhua wrote. On […]
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- Microsoft Is Hiding Open Source Code in an Apocalypse-Proof Storage Facilityby Dan Robitzski, Futurism on November 15, 2019 at 5:11 am
Just in case.
- This Adorable 'Unicorn' Puppy Has a Tail on His Face. Here's How That's Possibleby Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post on November 15, 2019 at 4:47 am
Meet Narwhal, the rescue puppy.
- Scientists Just Reconstructed The Family Tree of The Biggest Giant Ape That Ever Livedby David Nield on November 15, 2019 at 1:09 am
It's a direct relative of modern orangutans.
- Doctors Say They've Performed The First Double Lung Transplant Due to Vapingby Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post on November 14, 2019 at 9:53 am
The patient was only 17 years old.
- Professors Are Listing Their Kids as Co-Authors of Studies, For Totally Dodgy Reasonsby Dan Robitzski, Futurism on November 14, 2019 at 7:47 am
- TESS Data May Already Hold a Clue to The Mysterious Planet Nineby Michelle Starr on November 14, 2019 at 6:36 am
- Hundreds of Mysterious 'Ice Eggs' Have Washed Up on a Finland Beachby Mike McRae on November 14, 2019 at 6:10 am
It's not the first time these things have appeared.
- Two People Have Been Hospitalised With Deadly 'Pneumonic Plague' in Chinaby AFP on November 14, 2019 at 5:30 am
It's extremely contagious.
- Japan's Space Probe Is Returning to Earth With an Actual Piece of Asteroidby Kyoko Hasegawa, AFP on November 14, 2019 at 5:16 am
This is unprecedented.
- Fun New Paper Says We Should Make Machines Freak Out About Their Own Mortalityby David Nield on November 13, 2019 at 11:21 pm
What could go wrong?
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- Does This 'Unicorn Puppy' Really Have an Extra Tail?by Rachael Rettner on November 14, 2019 at 10:20 pm
The puppy appears to have an extra tail on his face, but things are not what they seem.
- Navy Officers Say 'Unknown Individuals' Made Them Erase Evidence of 2004 UFO Encounterby Yasemin Saplakoglu on November 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm
The signals were erratic and didn't seem to match those given off by known aircraft.
- Doctors Removed a Melon-Size Tumor from This Man's Neckby Nicoletta Lanese on November 14, 2019 at 8:10 pm
The tumor had swelled from the size of a cherry tomato to that of a melon over the course of seven months.
- This Is How Light May Have Escaped from the Earliest Galaxies, Turning the Universe Transparentby Yasemin Saplakoglu on November 14, 2019 at 7:51 pm
An intervening cluster of galaxies acts like a cosmic microscope and bends and magnifies light from a distant galaxy.
- Magnificent Egyptian Catacomb Reveals Carvings of a 'Worthy' Woman and Her Petby Owen Jarus on November 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm
Almost 2,000 years ago, at a time when the Romans ruled Egypt, a woman named "Demetria" was laid to rest in a magnificently decorated catacomb at Saqqara in Egypt.
- Millions of Gargantuan Plasma ‘Spicules’ Might Be Spreading Heat Around the Sun’s Atmosphereby Brandon Specktor on November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The sun's surface is covered by millions of enormous plasma jets known as spicules at any given moment. Now, researchers think they know why.
- Ancient Egyptians May Have Corralled Millions of Wild Birds to Sacrifice and Turn into Mummiesby Nicoletta Lanese on November 14, 2019 at 5:47 pm
New DNA evidence suggests that Egyptians captured wild birds for millions of ritualistic sacrifices, rather than farming the animals.
- Dinosaur-Era Bird Preserved in 3D Could Rewrite History of Flightby Mindy Weisberger on November 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm
A previously unknown species of primitive bird has a tail feature associated with flight in modern birds.
- Star Ejected from Milky Way's 'Heart of Darkness' Reaches Mind-Blowing Speedby Chelsea Gohd on November 14, 2019 at 3:43 pm
As humankind's ancestors were learning to walk upright, a star was launched out of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy at a staggering 3.7 million mph (6 million km/h).
- Wreck of Famous British Sub Sunk by Germans in WWII Discovered Off Maltaby Tom Metcalfe on November 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm
The wreck of a Royal Navy submarine that mysteriously disappeared with 44 people on board during World War II has been discovered off the Mediterranean island of Malta.
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- Improved rabies vaccine could be better and cheaperon November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
An estimated 60,000 people die of rabies each year, in part because of the lack of access to a cheap and simple vaccine – a new version could change that
- Genetic study reveals the family secrets of people in the 1800son November 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm
A genetic study has revealed how poorer families living in cities in Europe had a higher rate of children who weren't biologically related to their legal fathers
- China has 50 per cent fewer pigs – but how many of them actually died?on November 14, 2019 at 3:03 pm
The fight against African swine fever is intensifying, and millions of pigs have died. But we don’t know how much of the drop in numbers is due to reduced production
- Two types of plastic pollution found in Mediterranean for first timeon November 14, 2019 at 11:18 am
Two types of plastic called plasticrust and pyroplastics were spotted on an Italian island the first time, suggesting the issue may be more widespread than we thought
- Pigeons are having their toes amputated by waste human hair in Parison November 14, 2019 at 10:17 am
Pigeons with mutilated feet are a common sight in cities, and it turns out that their toes are being cut off by human hair that has been poorly disposed of
- Fish can judge distances accurately just like land animals canon November 14, 2019 at 10:00 am
Trigger fish are remarkably good at estimating how far they have swum, perhaps because they have distance-tracking ‘grid cells’ in their brains just like we do
- Lost US parrot species went extinct not once but twiceon November 14, 2019 at 8:00 am
The US was once home to two subspecies of the extinct Carolina parakeet: one vanished in the 1910s but a study hints that the other survived into the 1940s
- Health impacts of climate change on children don't need exaggeratingon November 13, 2019 at 11:30 pm
A major report warns that children are particularly vulnerable as a warming world exposes them to more infectious diseases, malnutrition and dirty air
- Eating tiny nutrient particles could be better than health supplementson November 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Nutrient deficiency affects billions – a solution may be to pack the nutrients into particles that can be cooked before releasing their contents in the stomach
- We can now make animated 'sound holograms' that you can touchon November 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Using a polystyrene bead, some speakers and a handful of LEDs, it is possible to make colourful animated 3D holograms that a user can touch and interact with