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Are Audiences Too Lazy to Appreciate 'Blade Runner 2049'?The new movie might be set in 2049, but is it too slow and contemplative for audiences in 2017?
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Jeremy, The Lonely, Left-Twisting Snail, Dies — But Knows Love Before The EndOK, "love" might be overstating it. But the little lefty — whose seemingly hopeless search for a mate sparked an international quest — did manage to procreate before he slithered off this mortal coil. (Image credit: Angus Davison/University of Nottingham)
Det faseindicerende trafiksignal skal testes i ÅrhusOpfinderen, fabrikant Karl Krøyer har lanceret et nyt princip for faseindicerende trafiksignal, der forventes afprøvet på en forsøgsstrækning i Århus.
This Animated Short's Pastoral Beauty is a Perfect RespiteAll Images: Screenshots via “Fox and the Whale,” art by Robin Joseph & Kim Leow. “Fox and the Whale” is a brief animated film about a fantastical meeting between two creatures from different parts of the natural world. It’s the perfect breather after a long week. Every moment of this short, created by Robin Joseph and Kim Leow, floored me. Its oceanic pastoral setting is built with wonderful,
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Body cameras, now gun cameras? Some police trying them outA small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras. Some law enforcement officials and civil rights groups are skeptical.
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Russia launches cargo ship to space stationRussia on Saturday launched an unmanned Progress space freighter carrying supplies to the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Why Trump's NOAA Pick Has Scientists and Forecasters Seriously WorriedPhoto: Amanjeev /Flickr On Wednesday, President Trump announced his intent to nominate AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a position that would put the private weather executive in charge of the nation’s public weather forecasting efforts. The appointment of Myers, who unlike most other recent NOAA administrators is not a scientist, coul
Equifax's Website Redirected People to Malware Thanks to a Compromised, Years-Old PluginPhoto: AP Credit-reporting agency Equifax, which has been embroiled in a richly-deserved sea of anger after losing the sensitive personal and financial info of at least 145 million people to hackers, found itself in yet another hole this week after its website began redirecting users to malware . On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported the problems with the site began because Equifax was stil
Languish in Trent Reznor's Unsettling Rendition of The Halloween ThemeImage: Compass International Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have released their own version of John Carpenter’s classic theme for 1978's hit horror film Halloween . I’m not scared, what are you talking about? Okay, I’m pretty scared, actually. Reznor and Ross give a grimy, distorted take on the theme, which at the time was noted for its minimalism and creeping unease. Composed by John Carpente
Here's Why Stop Signs Are RedPhoto: Getty I know what you’re thinking. What is this dummy trying to accomplish here? Of course, I know about stop signs. But maybe—maybe!—you didn’t know this: stop signs weren’t always red. We’ve talked about other red things before , and there’s a reason we ended up with red octagons telling you to STOP. I swear it’s interesting. Here’s why stop signs are red. In the early 20th century, driv
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‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral ClothesThe discovery of the Arabic characters in boat graves has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.
Twitter Says It Will Finally Do Something About Those Hordes of NazisPhoto: AP Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted on Friday that the company’s minimalist approach to moderation was not working, saying the site is committed to taking a “more aggressive stance in our rules and how to enforce them” in the wake of numerous high-profile public relations nightmares. “We see voices being silenced on Twitter every day,” Dorsey wrote. “We’ve been working to counteract this f
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Giant sea bass worth more alive as undersea wonders than as commercial catchAn investigation of the different economic values of giant sea bass finds they are worth more alive as undersea wonders than as commercial catch.
Studying human tumors in mice may end up being misleadingEnlarge (credit: UCSD ) Cancer is, unfortunately, governed by the same evolutionary rules that drive life itself. Cells in tumors are essentially competing to see which can divide the fastest. This competition drives them to pick up new mutations that can help them divide faster, survive immune attack, resist drugs, and expand to new areas of the body. We can tell this by looking at the genetic c
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How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar EclipseWhen the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites captured a diverse set of images from space. But days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled scientists to predict what the corona — the Sun's outer atmosphere — would look like during the eclipse, from the ground. In addition to offering a case study to test our predictive abilities, the
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MS risk in children spotted with MRI brain scansBy the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a new study, researchers examined MRI brain scans to identify children at high risk of developing MS before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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Detailed look at 2-D structure of turbulence in tokamaksA key hurdle for fusion researchers is understanding turbulence, the ripples and eddies that can cause the superhot plasma that fuels fusion reactions to leak heat and particles and keep fusion from taking place. Comprehending and reducing turbulence will facilitate the development of fusion as a safe, clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity from power plants around the worl
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A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsyResearchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. These results represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders, and they show the need to better understand the physiology underlying these neural and bra
Hurricane Ophelia on Rare Course Toward Ireland, U.K.Hurricane Ophelia, the 10th hurricane of the blockbuster 2017 hurricane season, is on an unusual course toward Ireland and the U.K.
Get Ready for The Final Season of Star Wars Rebels With This Recap VideoImage: Disney XD/YouTube It’s almost time. On Monday, October 16th, the final season of Star Wars Rebels —where an entire series’ worth of growth and heroism comes to a head—will begin. If you’ve not been an avid viewer, this recap will fill all the important bits in. Released by the Star Wars YouTube channel , this quick five-minute video runs through all the most essential parts of the arc of R
'Don't Eat the Placenta,' Doctors Warn New ParentsEating the placenta after giving birth has become something of a fad, with celebrity couple Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen being the latest to talk about sampling their afterbirth.
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Saturday's Best Deals: Robotic Vacuum, Dual Dash Cam, Anker Powerline+, and MoreSamsung’s POWERBot , the best-selling stemless wine glasses on Amazon, the Auto-Vox Dash Cam and Rear View Camera , and more lead Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerLine+ USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable , $12 Until such a day comes that all of our devices use USB-C ports exclusively, you’ll need some USB 3.0-to-C cables to e
Gamle teknologier sætter din smartphone i nyt perspektivTeknologiske nyskabelser har til alle tider ændret vores måde at leve på – og skabt bekymring for fremtiden. Ny udstilling på Danmarks Tekniske Museum sætter spot på emnet med afsæt i smartphonen.
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Just How Good Is the Plesiosaur Fossil Record?Even though the fossil record is incomplete, the right circumstances can yield amazing discoveries — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Australia Debates: Does Warming Planet Really Need More Coal?Backers of a giant mine promise thousands of jobs, but the plan has provoked one of the most fervent environmental campaigns in Australian history.
Earth’s Tropical Forests Sprung a Major CO2 Leak During Last Year's El NiñoA region of the Amazon forest in Brazil, the world’s largest tropical forest. Image: Wikimedia Commons Earth’s tropical forests hoard huge amounts of carbon, but as temperatures rise and weather patterns shift due to climate change, scientists worry that their lush green canopies will start leaking more CO2. That concern got some serious validation this week, when a new study concluded that the r
It May Not Matter What the Weinstein Company KnewMembers of the board of the Weinstein Company are resigning as sexual assault and harassment allegations against the firm’s co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, proliferate. Stepping down may help them preserve their reputations, but these former directors—as well as the current ones—might not be able to escape legal consequences for their apparent failure to address Weinstein’s allegedly widespread pat
Lenovo’s Yoga 920 Is Proof: The Boring Old Clamshell Must DieAll images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo People have been forecasting the death of the PC for years, and while all that noise is clearly overblown, there is one segment of the computing world that should probably go away: the traditional clamshell laptop. Now I’m not saying we should do away with notebooks PCs as we know them or more specialized notebooks like mobile workstations or gaming laptops, I j
Tesla fires hundreds of workersEnlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2014. (credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) Tesla has a reputation as a demanding place to work, and the company lived up to its reputation this week when it fired hundreds of workers. The San Jose Mercury News estimates that between 400 and 700 workers were let go, based on employee reports. “Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What It Is and How to Get ItMake your old PC feel new again with this update.
Ten technologies that might change the world: A review of SoonishEnlarge (credit: Penguin Random House ) I only read three comics regularly, and one of those is Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) . It is clever and funny—even educational on occasion. I think it is safe to call me a fan. So, I was excited to hear that SMBC creator Zach Weinersmith had decided to cowrite a book with his wife Kelly, a bioscience professor at Rice University in Houston. Even
Topchef for nyt transportselskab: »Hyperloop handler ikke kun om hastighed«Den ene af de to konkurrerende hyperloop-virksomheder vil bygge en forbindelse i Indien. Det skal ske med hjælp fra ingeniører fra hele verden, der arbejder gratis mod at få aktieoptioner.
Mr. Robot and Superheroes: The Week in Pop-Culture WritingMr. Robot Knew in 2016 What America Would Be Like in 2017 Scott Meslow | GQ “No other modern TV has so compellingly captured the sense of futility and exhaustion that has so thoroughly penetrated American life in 2017. The world of Mr. Robot , like the world of today, is corrupt and stupid and cruel—and the people who might be able to change things refuse, because the corruption and stupidity and
How a Gilded-Age Heiress Became the 'Mother of Forensic Science'Frances Glessner Lee grew up in the Gilded Age as the heiress to a fortune made in industrial farm equipment. Her childhood was “sheltered and indulged.” She would marry at age 20, have three children, and then, in a turn against convention, divorce her husband. It was in her 40s—free of a husband and then free of a brother and father who both died, leaving her a vast fortune—that Lee embarked on
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An Equifax Goof, an iOS Phish, and More Security News This WeekAnother Equifax goof, an easy iOS phish, and more of the week's top security news.
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Long Sleeves on Doctors' White Coats May Spread GermsThe UK already has “bare below the elbow” policies — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Did Scientists Edit the Genes of Human Embryos?Scientists have successfully edited the genes of human embryos. What does this mean for the future of genetic engineering? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Holdin' on for a Hero – Nancy Koehn – Think Again – a Big Think Podcast #120What's a real leader anyway? Harvard historian Nancy Koehn mines history for some answers. Read More
Cuisinart's 3-in-1 (or 4-in-1!) Griddler Has Never Been CheaperCuisinart 3-in-1 Griddler , $60 With the ability to transform into a grill, an electric griddle, or a sandwich press, Cuisinart’s 3-in-1 Griddler is one of the most versatile kitchen appliances you can own, and it can be yours today for just $60, the best price Amazon’s ever listed. Why stop there though? Add the optional waffle iron plates to your cart, and get even more use out of your new toy.
Twilight Imperium v4 review: All-day sci-fi gaming just got betterEnlarge / Mid-game: Blue's bold rush to Mecatol Rex in the center basically sees its territory carved between rival powers (so, just like real life). (credit: Tom Mendelsohn) Ever since its first edition was released almost 20 years ago, Twilight Imperium has been one of the most massive propositions in tabletop gaming. Over the years, it has only grown bigger with expansions and revisions. A fla
'Humanity Is Subjective'“Being a refugee … is the most pervasive kind of cruelty that can be exercised against a human being.” So says an interviewee in the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei ’s new documentary, Human Flow , bringing to life the stakes of a crisis that has displaced more than 65 million people worldwide. A displaced person himself who is living in exile in Berlin, Ai involves viewers in these stakes
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Have a High-Tech Halloween With Your Own Haunted Smart HomeLet Google and Alexa bring digital grim grinning ghosts to your graveyard
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Uber and Lyft Haven't Solved the American Traffic Crisis—YetNew research suggests ride-hail companies have put more cars on the road.
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Nathan Myhrvold's *Modernist Bread* Reveals the Secrets of GlutenNathan Myhrvold's second food manifesto, *Modernist Bread*, is a $625, five-volume labor of loaves.
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Space Photos of the Week: For a Red Planet, Mars Has Some Pretty Blue CratersThis week, Mars rules the space photos.
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A School For Kids With Autism Copes With Fire's Physical And Emotional DamageDealing with a fire or other natural disaster is hard on anyone, from evacuation to aftermath. And people with physical or developmental disabilities have particular needs, say emergency planners. (Image credit: Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Ny model peger på varm lille vandpyt som livets arnestedByggestenene til de første biologiske molekyler kom fra rummet, og livet opstod i varme vandpytter på den unge jordklode. Sådan lyder en teori, som får opbakning af ny model.
How 'Evil' Became a Conservative BuzzwordIn the days following the Las Vegas shooting—as its horror has faded from news coverage behind revelations of wildfires and sexual assault and humanitarian disasters —two ideological scripts have emerged. Many conservatives have argued that the shooting is a sign of inherent evil in the world: President Trump, for example, described it as “an act of pure evil.” And a number of Republican politici
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending October 14, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks review – an agility of enthusiasmsThese posthumously published essays range from psychiatry to plagiarism to near-death experiences One March in the mid 1990s I checked into a cheap hotel in Helsinki. I dropped my bag on the floor and, wondering what Finnish daytime television was like, switched on the TV. A darkened room with a dining table came into focus, and around it were six people having a conversation. To my surprise, all
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