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There's a Solid Chance the Autonomous Cars of the Future Will Force Ads on You 

Spend enough time googling “tacos” or “pasta” and eventually you’ll be served ads for Latin or Italian restaurants. Spend enough time driving to Latin or Italian restaurants and eventually, your car might soon serve ads and offer recommendations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smart Cars, Telenav, Aiethics


Just Look at This Freakin' CGI Fur

When you look at fur, the light has taken an extended journey before hitting your eye, bouncing around lots of fur fibers and their microscopic structures. You can imagine that it’s quite difficult for filmmakers to render these structures in CGI.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Biology, Film, Animals, Animation, Fur, Planet Of The Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Cgi, Neural Networks, Zootopia


Joss Whedon Quits the Batgirl Movie: 'I Really Didn't Have a Story'

Just a few months after his DC debut with Justice League, Joss Whedon is leaving its cinematic universe. Whedon has confirmed he’s no longer writing or directing Batgirl, saying he “failed” to come up with a good story.Read more...
Tags: Science, Justice League, Batgirl, Warner Bros, Joss Whedon, Whedon, DCEU


Glitch on Bitcoin Exchange Drops Prices to Zero Dollars, User Tries to Make Off With Trillions

A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan reportedly experienced a temporary glitch last week that suddenly offered investors their pick of coins for the low, low price of zero dollars. Several customers took advantage of the opportunity, but one really ran with it.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Exchange, Osaka, Glitch, 20 Trillion You Say, Tech Bureau Corp, Zaif


National Space Council’s meeting takes aim at industry regulations – and at China

Space industry deregulation, and the potential perils posed by China’s space program, shared the spotlight at today’s meeting of the National Space Council, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence. Commercial space ventures and NASA’s vision for deep-space exploration also got shout-outs when members of the council, newly named advisers and other VIPs gathered inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “As we continue to push further into our solar...
Tags: Florida, Science, China, Nasa, Mike Pence, Kennedy Space Center, National Space Council


Students Calling for Gun Control Can't Vote Yet. But Age Hasn't Stopped Young Activists in the Past

"A little child shall lead them," said civil-rights pioneer Barbara Johns
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Hackers Steal Millions by Ditching Malware to Sidestep Security

Employing sophisticated scams involving social engineering, email phishing, and the harvesting of employee passwords, attackers have pilfered millions of dollars from some of the world largest corporations—all while bypassing traditional hacking safeguards by simply avoiding the use malware.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Fraud, Social Engineering, Business Email Comrpomise


Coming Soon: The World's First Walking Dead Roller Coaster

Fans who want to do more than just watch walkers on TV will soon be able to do just that. Thorpe Park, an amusement park in the UK, just announced it’ll soon open the world’s first Walking Dead roller coaster.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, The Walking Dead, Walking Dead, Theme Park, Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, Thorpe Park


The Difference Between Power and Endurance Athletes Is in Their Blood

The shelves of drug-testing laboratories in dozens of countries are stocked with biological samples from the best athletes in the world, who deliver blood and urine for investigators to test for banned performance-enhancing substances. They’re a veritable gold mine for scientists looking to figure out what, exactly,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang 2018, Olympics 2018


Florida School Shooting Survivors Get Little More Than 'Thoughts and Prayers' From Lawmakers at the State Capitol

Thousands of chanting students, including survivors of the Florida school shooting, rallied at the Capitol, demanding changes to gun laws
Tags: Florida, Science, Capitol, State Capitol, Florida School


Thursday's Best Deals: Networking and Storage Sale, Robotic Vacuum, Reader-Favorite Pillow

Pick up deals on networking and storage gear from Amazon’s one day sale, a robotic vacuum for pet owners, our readers’ favorite pillows, and more.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Daily Deals


Snapchat’s Redesign Isn’t Going Anywhere

This month, more than a million keyboard-wielding, moderately frustrated change.org users petitioned Snapchat to roll back its big redesign—the one Snap delicately introduced over the course of a few months and said would be “disruptive.” Miraculously, this petition has achieved something, albeit on the smallest of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Changeorg, Snap, Redesign


Scientists Discover the Secret to Ancient Roman ‘Gate to Hell’

After thousands of years of legend, the truth is finally revealed
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Google Fired and Disciplined Employees for Speaking Out About Diversity [Updated]

Last August, James Damore circulated a memo internally at Google in which he argued women were biologically less inclined to succeed in engineering roles at the company and that Google’s diversity efforts were misguided. In doing so, he set off heated debate among his co-workers—debate that, according to current and…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Diversity, James Damore


The 10 Best Deals of February 21, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Top Ten


'Baby Steps.' Here Are the Gun Control Proposals President Trump and Congress Are Considering

There are glimmers of hope for proponents of gun control as President Trump and a few Republicans in Congress have signaled support for limited reforms.
Tags: Science, Congress, Trump, Baby Steps


Researchers are wirelessly charging devices by blasting them with lasers

Even the most futuristic of devices start to feel dated when you plug them into charge. Sure, there’s wireless charging, but it’s just plugging in your device without actually plugging it in, right? I mean, you’re still plugging in the mat that it sits on to charge. You know what sounds futuristic? Lasers. Researchers think so too. A team of scientists recently discovered a way to charge our favorite devices using laser beams. Using a narrow, invisible beam from a laser emitter, the researchers ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Science, Insider


VP Pence address privatizing the space race

CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Vice President Mike Pence addressing the National Space Council about privatizing the space race.
Tags: Science, Cnbc, Mike Pence, Morgan Brennan, National Space Council


Martian Sand Is Swallowing the Phoenix Lander

The Phoenix Lander detected water on Mars during its three-month mission in 2008, and now it is being swallowed by the planet’s dust. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the above two images, one in 2008 and the other in December of 2017.Read more...
Tags: Science, Poetry, Nasa, Mars, Water On Mars, Ozymandias, Shitposts


Your DNA Cannot Tell You How to Diet—Yet

If you’ve ever tried to go on a diet, you know that advice about how to lose weight is often confusing, conflicting, and can change by the hour. Should you cut high-fat foods from your diet? Or carbs? Maybe it would be better if you just replaced the joy of eating with Soylent drinks and called it a day?Read more...
Tags: Science, Diets, Weight Loss, Genetics, DNA testing


Watch SpaceX count down to first Starlink satellite launch, and maybe a fairing catch

The primary mission for today’s scheduled launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is putting a Spanish radar imaging satellite in low Earth orbit — but it’s the secondary missions that are really interesting. Riding along with Hisdesat’s Paz spacecraft are the first two prototypes for what’s eventually expected to become a SpaceX constellation of thousands of satellites, designed to provide low-cost broadband internet service from low Earth orbit. The technologies underpinning the constellation, info...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Seattle, SpaceX Falcon, StarLink, Hisdesat, Redmond Wash When SpaceX


To Keep Making Phones, Apple and Samsung Must Grapple With the World's Dirtiest Industry

Apple may finally be fed up with some of the unethical supply chains that leave the company open to possible shortages. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple “is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time.” If this report is true, Apple would begin working directly…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Environment, Samsung, Lithium Ion Batteries, Samsung SDI, Bloomberg Apple, Rare Metals


Photographer Catches Trump's Notes on How to Appear Sympathetic to Mass Shooting Survivors

As President Donald Trump met with survivors and others impacted by the spate of mass school shootings across the US at the White House on Wednesday, he held a cue card with notes on how to appear empathetic while proposing solutions like tightening the federal background check system, raising the age of firearms…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Technology, Guns, White House, US, Donald Trump, Mass Shootings, Trump


Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life spared

Kent Whitaker said he forgave his son Bart Whitaker, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed this week.
Tags: Science, Kent Whitaker, Bart Whitaker


'We've Been Waiting for You.' Barack Obama Praises the Teen Shooting Survivors Fighting for Gun Control

"We've got your backs"
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Why Scientists Taught Monkeys to Associate Brand Logos With Genitals

Humans assign value to brands. Brands represent wealth, strength, and yes, sex. We are our brands. And for some rhesus macaques in a lab, one brand, Adidas, represents monkey genitalia.Read more...
Tags: Business, Science, Biology, Advertising, Marketing, Adidas, Monkeys, Macaques, Sex Sells


NASA's $1 Billion Mobile Launcher Leans a Little

It's unlikely the giant structure will be used for more than a single launch.
Tags: Science, Nasa


What it's like to be a conservative in Silicon Valley

A new survey shows that Silicon Valley conservatives feel persecuted at their companies. Fired ex- Google engineer James Damore may know that feeling all too well. #Tucke
Tags: Google, Science, Silicon Valley, James Damore


There's Something For Everyone In Amazon's Storage and Networking Gold Box

It’s been awhile since Amazon ran a storage and networking Gold Box, but today’s sale appears to be worth the wait.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Storage, Gold Box, Tech


Fourth Man Confirmed to Have Died in Hunt For the Rocky Mountains' Possibly Fictional Fenn Treasure

The myth of a treasure hoard hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains has lured a fourth person to their death, the BBC reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Bbc, Nature, Conservation, National Parks, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountains, Forrest Fenn, Treasure Hunting, Fenn Treasure, Rocky Mountains Possibly Fictional Fenn Treasure