Star Trek: Discovery Inspired This Fan to Produce Some Amazing Sketches and Paintings

Art begets art. And, in this case, a love for Star Trek inspires some beguiling sketch work. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Fan Art, Anthony Rapp, Star Trek Discovery

New Horizons Images Show Ultima Thule May Actually Be More 'Pancake'-Shaped

The distant (486958) 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, made history on New Year’s Day for becoming the farthest object ever visited by a spacecraft. As it’s situated in the Kuiper Belt about 4.1 billion miles from Earth, there’s much about MU69 that scientists are still learning. Now, new images have raised even more…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, New Horizons, Kuiper Belt, Ultima Thule, Mu69

Jennifer Tilly Joins Chucky’s Creator in Not Approving of the Child’s Play Remake

Oh, Child’s Play. What a strange horror franchise you are. The most remarkable thing about it is that it’s gone so long without a reboot, maintaining a straight series of bizarre sequels featuring Chucky, his wife, and his whole terrifying doll family until now. But, the reboot is a-comin’, and not everyone approves.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Childs Play, Chucky, Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly

PSA: The Temperature of Boiling Water Has Not Changed

It’s that time of year again when it’s time to talk about the dangers of boiling water.Read more...
Tags: Science, Please Dont Do This, Boiling Water Challenge

The Army Thinks Their New Rifle Will Be Like an iPhone

There are not many ways in which an iPhone resembles a battle rifle, but military officials searching for a contractor to build the gun of the future seem to think there is.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Technology, Guns, War, Military, US military, Army, Rifles, Sure Whatever, Next Generation Squad Weapon

Zelda’s 'Black Sheep' Is My Favorite In The Series

Because it changes up so much of what we’ve come to consider the traditonal Zelda formula, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is often considered the dark horse in the series. But I loved the switch to a side-scrolling action RPG with towns and NPCs. The story of how I played Zelda II is closely intertwined with why it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Zelda, The Legend Of Zelda, Zelda Ii The Adventure Of Link, Zelda II

Photos: Heavy snow slams Washington and Oregon, triggering major travel disruptions

The biggest snowstorm since February 2017 is winding down across Seattle through Saturday morning.
Tags: Science, Washington, Oregon, Seattle

Losing climate change race a 'disaster for Africa,' UN says

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond.
Tags: Science, Africa, United Nations, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia AP, Africa UN

Hmm, This Anti-Vaccination Rally Amid a Major Measles Outbreak Is a Little Too on the Nose

Amid a measles outbreak in Washington state that officials have confirmed has spread to at least 51 people and suspect to have spread to over a dozen others, hundreds of people showed up to a rally on Friday to demand the right to keep exposing their kids to the possibility of contracting easily prevented, potentially…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Washington, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers, Vaccinate Your Children, Mmr Vaccine, Anti Vaccination Rally Amid

Into the Spider-Verse Wasn’t Shameik Moore’s First Audition For Lord & Miller

Shameik Moore killed it as Miles Morales, bringing one of Marvel’s best young characters to life. During his time on Into the Spider-Verse, he worked with Lord & Miller, the creative duo who produced the film. But it wasn’t his first time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Sony Pictures, Miller, Spider Man, Miles Morales, Lord Miller, Shameik Moore, Lord And Miller, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse

U.S.-backed Syrian force launches 'final battle' against Islamic State

President Donald Trump, who is planning to pull U.S. forces out of Syria, said on Wednesday he expected an announcement as early as next week that the U.S.-led coalition operating in support of the SDF had reclaimed all the territory previously held by the jihadist group. The enclave is close to the Iraqi border and comprises two villages, though Islamic State (IS) also still has territory in the part of Syria that is mostly under the control of the Russian- and Iranian-backed Syrian government...
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Syria, Donald Trump, Reuters, SDF, Mustafa Bali

Here's How Different Types of Traction Control Systems Work in the Real World

Wondering if your car will actually be able to pull you out of deep snow? That depends on what sort of tech it's equipped with.
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Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Easily Play and Pause Video and Audio With Your Multimedia Keys

Controlling what you listen to while browsing is about to get a hell of a lot easier.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Keyboard Shortcuts, Multimedia

Exclusive: Venezuela moves to replace U.S. executives on Citgo board - sources

Citgo is facing unprecedented challenges to its finances and management after the U.S. government last week imposed tough sanctions on Petroleos de Venezuela [PDVSA.UL] designed to prevent oil revenue from going to leftist President Nicolas Maduro. The United States and dozens of other nations have refused to recognize Maduro, viewing his reelection last year to another six-year term as fraudulent.
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Citgo, Petroleos de Venezuela

Earth's coldest years on record all happened over 90 years ago

Here's a statistic: On Earth, 18 of the last 19 years have been the warmest in recorded history. And as both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Wednesday, the last five years have been the five hottest in history — since quality record-keeping began in the 1880s. It's an unmistakable, accelerating warming trend. The globe's 21st-century heating, however, becomes all the more stark when compared to the coldest years on record. As climat...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Blues, Mashable, Trump, Michael Mann, University of British Columbia, Mann, Penn State University, Sarah Green, El Nino La Nina, Zack Labe, Simon Donner, nasa Reds

Seattle can record snowiest winter in a decade by midweek as unusual train of snowstorms continues

After a winter’s worth of snow brought major disruptions to the Seattle area to start the weekend, the unusual train of snowstorm will continue into next week with record cold bring more hazards.
Tags: Science, Seattle

Think Winter Is Bad Here? It's Nothing Compared to Neptune and Uranus

On Neptune, a dark storm 6,800 miles wide is currently swirling around in the planet’s northern hemisphere.
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You're (Probably) Sneezing Wrong

There’s a good chance you’ve had at least one disgusting cold this winter. And if you’re the least bit courteous, you probably took steps to keep from spreading your misery to others, whether by staying at home, washing your hands regularly, or minding where you coughed and sneezed. But if you’re the kind of person…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Colds, Flu, Dont Be A Hog Cover Your Cough

Saturday's Best Deals: Flash Storage, iPads, Apple Watches, Burrow Couches, and More

Burrow’s President’s Day sale, current generation iPads from $250, and official $5 Apple iPhone cases lead off Saturday’s best deals.
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If the New Star Wars Trilogy Had B-Wings, They'd Look Like This

The Resistance owes a lot to the old Rebel Alliance, and uses a lot of their same ships. But not all of them have appeared on screen, which causes intrepid Star Wars fans to ask: where’s the B-Wing?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Resistance, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Rebel Alliance, Star Wars The Last Jedi, B Wing

Andromeda galaxy will deliver a 'glancing blow' to our Milky Way later than expected

Astronomers have long suspected that the colossal Andromeda galaxy would, in billions years, collide with our humble Milky Way. The collision was forecast to happen in some 3.9 billion years. But after astronomers analyzed new data captured by the European Space Agency's star-surveying satellite Gaia, they now put the imminent date at 4.5 billion years — so 600 million years later than initially expected. The event, detailed in The Astrophysical Journal, is characterized as a "swipe" rathe...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, European Space Agency, Milky Way, New Times, Dennis Overbye, Astrophysical Journal, Andromeda, Timo Prusti, ESA Gaia Project Scientist, ESA Gaia, R van der Marel M Fardal J Sahlmann, Mark Fardal, Patel G Besla University of Arizona R, van der Marel

Programmatic Brainwashing: The Scary Art of Micro-Targeting Individuals

This should give you the creeps. A company called The Spinner has launched a service that allows for native ad micro-targeting. And no-one is happy about it; the service is, to put it mildly, questionable; a form of “inception marketing”. The Spinner adds individual targeting and stealth to marketing. The Spinner does this for the customer: You sign up for a chosen package, like convince your ex to get back together with you.You get a link to send to your ex.You send the li...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Science, Abc, Pr, Cyber Crime, Leonardo Dicaprio, Persuasion, Digital Marketing, Derren Brown, Cambridge Analytica, Rob Potter, Behavioural Psychology, Persuasion Techniques, Micro-targeting, Marketing Psychology, Inception Marketing

Programmatic Brainwashing

This should give you the creeps. A company called The Spinner has launched a service that allows for native ad micro-targeting. And no-one is happy about it; the service is, to put it mildly, questionable; a form of “inception marketing”. The Spinner adds individual targeting and stealth to marketing. The Spinner does this for the customer: You sign up for a chosen package, like convince your ex to get back together with you.You get a link to send to your ex.You send the li...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Science, Abc, Pr, Cyber Crime, Leonardo Dicaprio, Persuasion, Digital Marketing, Derren Brown, Cambridge Analytica, Behavioural Psychology, Persuasion Techniques, Micro-targeting, Marketing Psychology, Inception Marketing, Pre-Suasion

Inception Marketing

Welcome to the advent of inception marketing. Companies will further explore psychological presuasion campaigns targeting individuals.
Tags: Science, Pr, Persuasion, Digital Marketing, Behavioural Psychology, Persuasion Techniques, Marketing Psychology, Inception Marketing, Presuasion

The Still-Excellent Apple Watch Series 3 Has Never Been Cheaper

The release of the new Apple Watch Series 4 coincided with a price drop for the still-excellent Series 3. And today at Amazon, you can save even more. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Walmart Deals, Apple deals

Leader of new climate panel talks of need for 'bold action'

WASHINGTON (AP) — It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet.
Tags: Florida, Science, Washington, Ap, House, Kathy Castor

Seattle buried by biggest snowstorm in 2 years this weekend

Another round of burying snow is sweeping across the Seattle metro area and the balance of the Pacific Northwest through Saturday.
Tags: Science, Seattle, Pacific Northwest

Algeria's ruling FLN picks Bouteflika as presidential candidate

Bouteflika, 81, who has been in office since 1999 but has been seen in public only rarely since suffering a stroke in 2013 that confined him to a wheelchair, is likely to win a fifth term as the Algerian opposition remains weak and fragmented. "We at the FLN we have decided to pick Bouteflika as our candidate for the April presidential election. Let's be ready for the campaign," Bouchareb told about 2,000 supporters at a sports stadium in Algiers.
Tags: Science, Algeria, FLN, Bouteflika, Bouchareb

Keep Your Essential Gear Up and Running With This AmazonBasics UPS

A UPS can give you a chance to save your work when the power goes out, and even keep things like your router and modem running for an hour or so, until the power (hopefully) comes back on. Amazon actually sells its own UPS units under the AmazonBasics umbrella, and this 800VA 450W model is down to $52 right now, the…Read more...
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Dan Gasby Responds to Criticism That He Has a Girlfriend While Caring for Wife B. Smith, Who Has Alzheimer's

Dan Gasby, who is caring for his wife B. Smith while she lives with Alzheimer's disease, responded to backlash over his new girlfriend.
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