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- Facebook: Actually, We Do Listen to You Sometimesby Dan Robitzski on September 18, 2019 at 8:23 pm
It turns out that Portal, Facebook’s video-chatting tablet, occasionally records users and stores the audio on company servers. When a user says “Hey, Portal” to activate the device, it sends the recording and transcript to Facebook, according to CNET. Sometimes, however, the system glitches and records users as though they had said the […]
- Shrinks Are Treating Climate-Traumatized Kids For “Eco-Anxiety”by Victor Tangermann on September 18, 2019 at 7:37 pm
An increasing number of children in the UK are being treated by healthcare professionals for “eco-anxiety,” a growing sense of fear over climate change and impending environmental disasters, the Daily Telepgraph reports. It’s no secret that our planet is on the brink of disaster thanks to escalating global emissions causing global food […]
- The Number of Migrants Is Growing Faster Than the World Populationby Dan Robitzski on September 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm
The number of international migrants in the world — currently 3.5 percent of people on Earth — is now increasing at a faster pace than the entire population of the planet. The official U.N. tally of migrants — now 272 million — includes people who are changing countries both for any reason, voluntary […] The post The Number of […]
- Cops Are Giving Facebook Bodycam Footageby Kristin Houser on September 18, 2019 at 7:10 pm
When a gunman used Facebook to livestream an attack on several New Zealand mosques in March, Facebook’s automatic detection system should have immediately flagged and removed the content. But it didn’t — and the reason it didn’t, Facebook’s public policy director Neil Potts told British lawmakers in April, was the video’s […]
- Oxford Physicist: Geogineering Away Climate Change Won’t Workby Dan Robitzski on September 18, 2019 at 6:44 pm
As the global climate change catastrophe gets worse and worse, engineering a more favorable planet with environmentally-altering technologies often seems like a good plan B. But geoengineering technologies are unlikely to work as well as techno-optimists claim, according to University of Oxford physicist Raymond Pierrehumbert. He writes in the Bulletin of […]
- Someone Deepfaked Trump Into “Breaking Bad” and It’s Horrifyingby Victor Tangermann on September 18, 2019 at 6:10 pm
YouTube creator Ctrl Shift Face has had the ingenious idea of replacing the face of Bob Odenkirk in a scene of “Better Call Saul” with the face of Donald Trump. In the scene that’s set inside a beauty parlor, Odenkirk’s titular character James McGill (who later takes on the pseudonym Saul Goodman) explains to a […] The post […]
- Want Improved Gut Health? This Tech From Los Alamos National Laboratory Can Help.by Futurism Creative on September 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm
Over the last decade scientists have made huge advancements in our understanding of the human gut microbiome and how it affects our health. Unfortunately, a lot of what science has revealed is being drowned in what Harvard researcher William Hanage calls a “tsunami of its own hype.” Food companies and health bloggers push all sorts […] […]
- Juno Captures Stunning Images of a Solar Eclipse on Jupiterby Kristin Houser on September 18, 2019 at 5:17 pm
On September 12, NASA’s Juno spacecraft performed its twenty-second close flyby of Jupiter, zooming down until it was just 8,000 kilometers (4,970 miles) above the gas giant’s clouds From that vantage point, Juno then snapped a stunning series of photos of the shadow of Jupiter’s moon Io on the planet. In other words, it […] […]
- Editor of Chinese Paper Complains About Censorship, Gets Censoredby Dan Robitzski on September 18, 2019 at 5:08 pm
Hu Xijin, editor of the Chinese, state-backed Global Times newspaper, recently took to the microblogging site Weibo to rail against China’s internet censorship. But his post vanished shortly thereafter, according to Bloomberg News. Whether the post was deleted for him or he was simply urged to do so, it’s an ironic ending to […] The post […]
- Researchers: Blaming Violent Video Games for Shootings is Racistby Victor Tangermann on September 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm
Despite a mountain of scientific evidence, mass shootings in the U.S. are still being blamed again and again on violent video games, ignoring far more pertinent topics including gun control and a severe lack of accessible mental health care. So why is this misguided belief still kicking around? A new meta-study published in the journal Psychology […]
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- International Space Agencies Are Going to Smash a Spacecraft Into an Asteroidby Michelle Starr on September 19, 2019 at 6:56 am
It's really happening.
- Greta Thunberg Wants You to Listen to The Scientists, Not Herby Kayla Epstein, The Washington Post on September 19, 2019 at 5:27 am
She didn't offer Congress any prepared remarks.
- One of Earth's Biggest Explosions of Life May Have Been Triggered by Asteroid Dustby Birger Schmitz, The Conversation on September 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
An asteroid breakup cooled the planet dramatically before. Could it do it again?
- There's a New Explanation For Mysterious Tabby's Star: A Melting Ploonetby Michelle Starr on September 18, 2019 at 11:34 am
Oh, what a world, what a world.
- The Biggest Volcano on Io May Be About to Erupt, And Scientists Are Watching Closelyby Michelle Starr on September 18, 2019 at 9:20 am
World, meet Loki.
- Disturbing New Evidence Suggests Soot Particles Can Cross The Placenta After Allby Mike McRae on September 18, 2019 at 8:15 am
We thought the womb was safe from pollution.
- Here's Why Talking About Climate Change Might Be The Most Important Thing You Can Doby Dermot Cole, Arctic Today on September 18, 2019 at 8:15 am
Don't underestimate your story.
- US Navy Allegedly Confirms UFO Footage Is Real, Says We Were Never Meant to See Itby Peter Dockrill on September 18, 2019 at 7:24 am
Videos that cannot be unseen.
- What You Think You Know About Climate Change Is Probably Wrongby Bobby Duffy, The Conversation on September 18, 2019 at 5:37 am
Most things we overestimate, but not this.
- Scientists Have Built Knives Out of Human Poop to Test Whether They Workby Nicola Jones, SAPIENS on September 18, 2019 at 4:45 am
"It was like a brown crayon."
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- Hidden Gravitational Wave Reveals Black Holes Are 'Bald' — Not 'Hairy'by Rafi Letzter on September 17, 2019 at 11:59 am
Are black holes bald or hairy? It all depends on the details of a fleeting overtone.
- Remote Russian Volcano Turns the Skies Purpleby Stephanie Pappas on September 17, 2019 at 11:13 am
The eruption of a remote Russian volcano in June has been tingeing sunrises and sunsets the world over a gorgeous purple hue.
- Deep-Sea Explorers Find Rare Shapeshifting Jellyfish with a Prize Insideby Brandon Specktor on September 17, 2019 at 11:00 am
Part ghost, part plastic bag, all amazing.
- Long-Standing Problem of 'Golden Ratio' and Other Irrational Numbers Solved with 'Magical Simplicity'by Leila Sloman on September 17, 2019 at 10:56 am
Mathematicians have finally proved a conjecture on approximating numbers with fractions
- Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2019-2020)by Rachael Rettner on September 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm
The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.
- 12 Children with Autism Were Conceived from One Donor's Sperm. Is There an 'Autism Gene'?by Rachael Rettner on September 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm
A single sperm donor is the biological father of at least 12 children who all developed autism.
- Secret Message Discovered in Milton's Epic 'Paradise Lost'by Stephanie Pappas on September 16, 2019 at 6:16 pm
An undergraduate student has discovered a secret message in John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost."
- Florida Man Discovers Decades-Old Dead Body Using Google Earthby Mindy Weisberger on September 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm
ecades after a man in Florida mysteriously disappeared, Google Earth revealed the location of his skeletal remains — inside a submerged car.
- Long-Sought Village Jesus Visited After Crucifixion Possibly Foundby Owen Jarus on September 16, 2019 at 5:07 pm
Archaeologists may have discovered the village where Jesus is said to have appeared after he was crucified.
- Why a Rare But Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Hitting Massachusetts So Hardby Yasemin Saplakoglu on September 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm
A deadly, mosquito-borne virus that causes eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has infected an eighth person in Massachusetts.
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- People like the idea of a carbon tax - if the money is put to good useon September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Survey of people in the US suggests the public will support carbon taxes high enough to produce big emissions cuts - if they approve of how the revenue is used
- Climate change will boost risk of extreme flooding in northern Europeon September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Climate change will increase the risk of heavy rainfall and storm surges combining to cause extreme flooding around the UK, Germany and other parts of northern Euro
- Fast swimming fish robot could perform underwater surveillanceon September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Tunabot, a fish-inspired robot, can swim faster than most other swimming bots and could be used for underwater monitoring and surveillanc
- Meltwater from Greenland could raise sea level an extra 7 centimetreson September 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Melting and refreezing is turning the absorbent surface snow of Greenland into solid ice, an effect that could contribute to sea level rises
- C-section babies have a different microbiome - but not for longon September 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Babies born by caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those born vaginally – but the differences largely disappear after six to nine months
- Artificial intelligence can now predict El Niño 18 months in advanceon September 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm
An AI trained on 100 years of El Niño events can now more predict when one may occur with more accuracy than other approaches
- The school climate strikes this Friday need the support of adultson September 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm
The school strikes for the climate have energised the climate change fight. People of all ages should heed the call to join in on 20 September, says Alice B
- Saturn's moon Enceladus is having a snowball fight with other moonson September 18, 2019 at 4:42 pm
Three of Saturn’s icy moons are twice as shiny as we thought they were, and it’s partly because they are covered in a deep layer of snow from Enceladus’ geysers
- Mathematicians find a completely new way to write the number 3on September 18, 2019 at 2:23 pm
Just weeks after solving the problem for 42, mathematicians have worked out another way of writing the number 3 as the sum of three cubes
- Jeffrey Epstein scandal raises questions over who should fund scienceon September 18, 2019 at 12:45 pm
Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein donated huge sums of money to the MIT Media Lab. Is it time we had better ways to decide who can fund science?