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Watch This Guy Build a Nintendo Switch Clone That Plays Thousands of Classic Games

Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch in stores? Or maybe you’re tired of waiting for Nintendo’s promised online store full of retro games? Tim Lindquist took things into his own hands and built a Nintendo Switch clone from scratch that can emulate games from over 50 classic systems.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Games, Science, Hardware, Diy, Video Games, Hacks, Nintendo, Retro, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Nintendo Switch, Tim Lindquist, Nintimdo Rp


Sheriffs arrest woman in 'Killer Clown' murder 27 years later: Part 5

Sheila Keen-Warren, who married Michael Warren 12 years after the murder, was charged with Marlene Warren's murder. She has pleaded not guilty.
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Tonight Is the Best Night of the Year to See Shooting Stars

Tonight Is the Best Night of the Year to See Shooting Stars
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Block Out the World With Noise Cancelling JBL On-Ears For $110

$110 would be a pretty good price for a pair of Bluetooth on-ears from a top tier brand like JBL. But it’s absolutely unheard of for a pair with active noise cancelling. These typically hover between $160 and $200, so today’s Gold Box deal isn’t to be missed.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones


Experience 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos Audio With This Samsung Sound Bar, Now Cheaper Than Ever [Exclusive]

While 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound involves placing speakers around your room on a single plane, the concept behind Dolby Atmos is to give audio an element of height. If you don’t want to install speakers in your ceiling though, this Samsung system is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to pull off the effect.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Samsung, Tech, Home Theater, Dolby Atmos, Exclusives, Daily Steals




Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of None Pizza With Left Beef

Just over 10 years ago, television producer Steve Molaro ordered a pizza from the Domino’s website. Like anyone using the online system, he made his selections with a set of radio buttons labeled “whole,” “left,” “right,” and “none.” He selected “none” cheese. He selected “none” sauce. And he selected “left” beef. Read more...
Tags: Science, Jokes, Memes, Steve Molaro, Bad Posts, None Pizza Left Beef


Novel "Converter" Invented by NUS Scientists Heralds Breakthrough in Ultra-Fast Data Processing at Nanoscale

A research team from the National University of Singapore has recently invented a novel "converter" that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and transmission in nanoelectronics.
Tags: Science, Nus, National University Of Singapore, Ultra Fast Data Processing


Everything We Know About Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than two months away, and while it may seem like we know almost nothing about it, that’s not exactly true. There’s not a ton of official information about the film, but over the past year, between the trailers (including the newest one), set reports, and rumors, io9 has been able to…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Rian Johnson, Daisy Ridley, Benicio Del Toro, Gwendoline Christie, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Porgs


Are great tit beaks really getting greater?

Heard a news snippet on R4 this morning reporting on how Brits using bird feeders has apparently led to great tits (Parus major) evolving longer beaks. I read an article or two (National Geographic and The Guardian) to check out how the science was being reported elsewhere and then took at a look at the original research paper itself. The researchers talk of 26-year data set from live birds in Wytham and estimate a 4 micrometre ± 1 micrometre per year lengthening in this species. That seems lik...
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The AOL-Yahoo Merger Apparently Smells Like Grapefruit, Cedar and 'Salty Ozone'

Oath isn’t just Verizon’s cultishly-named agglomeration of Yahoo, AOL, and 12 other legacy web brands of varying relevance—it’s also a fragrance. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Yahoo, Aol, Yahoo AOL, OATH, Dumb Products, Oath Scented Notebook


Black AI Workshop Becomes Latest Flashpoint in Tech’s Culture War

Twitter debate reveals concerns about diversity, political correctness
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FAA Proposes Worldwide Laptop Ban For Checked Bags on International Flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration wants the world’s airlines to stop letting passengers put large electronic devices like laptops in checked bags on international flights. The proposal, which will no doubt upset some frequent travelers, will be considered by the United Nations in the coming weeks.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, United Nations, Tablets, Aviation, Homeland Security, Faa, Laptops, Federal Aviation Administration, US Department of Homeland Security, US Federal Aviation Administration, Laptop Ban, Aviation Security


Is North Korea's Nuke-Testing Mountain at Risk of Collapse?

Satellite imagery suggests the underground blasts may be taking their toll.
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EPA's climate change website reappears, missing the word 'climate'

On April 28, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) abruptly took down its long-standing treasure trove of online climate change resources, and put up a message stating that they were being updated to reflect the new priorities of the Trump administration. It's becoming more and more clear that one of those priorities is to downplay the threat of climate change. And one way way to do that is to ignore it altogether. To that end, on Friday, a group that monitors federal websites for chang...
Tags: Science, Obama, Paris, Dubai, Epa, Clean Power Plan, Scott Pruitt, Energy Information Administration, Trump, Bush, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Pruitt, Heritage Foundation, EDGI, Environmental Data, Clean Energy Finance Tool


Vote for the best Halloween candies, for science

Remember last year? Remember the above figure ( ), where all was laid out? This is how SCIENCE ranks your Halloween haul. Kit Kat and actual cash at the top, dental floss and anything whole wheat near the bottom. Well, now it's time for the 2017 Candy Ranking Games. Go and fill out this 10 minute survey into the best and worst Halloween candies. Do it for science. Do it to fight #fakenews. Go forth, go go! COMPLETE THE CANDY SURVEY h2,h3 {text-align:center;} .sidebar {font-fami...
Tags: Halloween, Post, Science, News, Wikipedia, David, Candy, Cohen, Kit Kat, Hershey, David Ng, Candy Hierarchy, Donald Petersen


Disputed DNA analysis software’s code open for inspection after court order

 If you’re going to convict or acquit based on evidence provided by a piece of software, you’d better be damn sure that software is reliable. One such program, a DNA analysis tool used in over a thousand cases, has been called unreliable by critics — and a federal judge has just ordered that its code be opened for all to see so we can find out one way or the other. Read More
Tags: TC, New York, Science, Government, Dna, Tech


Fragments of Halley’s Comet will fly across the sky this weekend as shooting stars

As Halley’s Comet continues its eternal processional through the solar system, it occasionally gives those of us who are Earthbound a pretty good show—and one of them, the Orionid Shower, is taking place this weekend (Oct. 20-21). How to watch the Orionoid meteor shower As the comet passes close to Earth—as it does every 75…
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The Senate Has Passed the GOP's $4 Trillion Budget Blueprint

The move is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform"
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The 10 Best Deals of October 20, 2017

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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New gamblers who see a short video about slot-machine psychology don't get tricked

Video slot machines pull a lot of tricks to make it hard to tell how fair the game is; one of them is to ring up "wins" that are actually losses (you put in $1 and get $0.75 back, say), with a lot of fanfare and hoo-rah. These tricks are calculated to hook players into the game by stimulating their reward centers with intermittent stimulus, a powerfully addictive combination. (more…)
Tags: Psychology, Video, Science, News, Gambling, Scholarship, Addiction, Casino Capitalism, Fruit Machines, Pokies


NASA Just Tapped SpaceX to Continue One of the Scariest Climate Studies

A long-running study will continue, thanks to NASA and SpaceX.
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The 10 Best Deals of October 19, 2017

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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The Ultimate Mesh Wi-Fi System Has Never Been Cheaper Than It Is Today

Eero basically invented the mesh router market, and their new wireless system is a marked improvement from the already impressive original.Read more...
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Closing arguments set in deadly meningitis outbreak trial

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys are preparing to make their closing arguments in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in a deadly meningitis outbreak. Closing arguments in Glenn Chin’s trial are expected Friday in Boston’s federal courthouse. Chin faces second-degree murder, mail fraud and other charges under federal racketeering law. The 2012 […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Boston, Massachusetts, Ap, Chin, Nation & World, Glenn Chin


Tired iguana lost at sea gets ride to shore from kind kayaker (video)

Four miles from the shore of Key West, the fatigued iguana eagerly scrambled aboard the kayak and hitched a ride home.
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Why race is not a thing, according to genetics

National Geographic interviewed geneticist Adam Rutherford, author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes. "In many ways, genetics makes a mockery of race," he notes. (more…)
Tags: Post, Science, News, Dna, Race, Diversity, Genetics, National Geographic, Adam Rutherford, Phenotype, Genotype, Human Biodiversity


'I Wish I Had Taken Responsibility': Quentin Tarantino Knew About Harvey Weinstein's Inappropriate Behavior

The director said he "marginalized" stories about Weinstein's behavio
Tags: Science, Harvey Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino, Weinstein


This Is the Real Reason Women Get Their Periods at the Same Time

Almost every woman I know has told me it's happened to them. You start spending a lot of time with another female, and your periods seem to magically sync up.
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