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  • Rangers Keep Discovering Human Remains in Drying Up Lake
    by Maggie Harrison on August 9, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Number Four It happened again. NPR reports that on Saturday, park rangers came across yet another set of human remains in Lake Mead's shrinking waters. The investigation is still ongoing, and no cause of death has been released. This is the fourth grisly discovery of the like since May, when boaters discovered a human body

  • Iran Just Made a $10 Million Import Order Using Crypto
    by Noor Al-Sibai on August 9, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Evasion Iran has purchased $10 million worth of imported goods using cryptocurrency — a move that could evade American sanctions against trading with the Islamic Republic. So far, not much is known about the crypto order first announced by the country's Tasnim news agency and later reported on in English at Coindesk and other media outfits,

  • Surgical Robot Could Perform Surgeries By Itself on Space Station
    by Frank Landymore on August 9, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Do astronauts dream of robotic surgery? They might start having to, because a remote controlled surgical robot called MIRA is set to make its debut aboard the International Space Station in 2024. The robot’s creator, Virtual Incision Corporation, announced its selection for testing by NASA last Tuesday, and news of its debut has been making

  • Analysis: No, AI Isn't Sentient, You Absolute Morons
    by Maggie Harrison on August 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Blake Lemoine, a former Google engineer, made big waves when he went on record to say that Google had, in fact, created a sentient AI chatbot. Google refuted the claims, and ultimately fired Lemoine – but not before the engineer's testimony sent the question of AI sentience ricocheting through public discourse. (And through many a

  • Best Headphone Stands in 2022
    by Gabriel Morgan on August 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Tucked into the back corner beside your monitor, or suspended under the lip of your desk, the best headphone stands help you manage space and create a comfortable work environment. Some headphone stands are freestanding objects that capitalize on aesthetics and serve one single purpose. Others offer your headphones a proverbial gilded throne while concurrently

  • Celebrities Smacked Down Over Shilling NFTs Without Legal Disclosures
    by Noor Al-Sibai on August 9, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Feds Watchin' A consumer watchdog group has issued a stern warning to more than a dozen celebrities for promoting non-fungible token (NFT) collections without disclosing if they're profiting from them. In a statement, the Truth in Advertising (TINA) nonprofit announced that it had sent notification letters to 17 celebs, including Madonna, Tom Brady, and Paris Hilton,

  • Study: Climate Change Making More Than Half of Infectious Diseases Far Worse
    by Frank Landymore on August 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    As if the consequences of climate change weren’t already disastrous enough, a shocking new study concludes that over half of all human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by greenhouse gas driven climate change. The study, published Monday in Nature Climate Change, combed through several decades’ worth of scientific papers written on human pathogens and found

  • Driverless Robotaxis To Officially Hit Chinese Streets
    by Noor Al-Sibai on August 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    Bye, Dude China is about to get the San Francisco treatment now that the robotaxi company Baidu is able to operate its autonomous car service without a driver in two of its major cities. According to a company press release, the artificial intelligence company Baidu has finally won approval to operate a limited number of

  • Website Selling Moon Mission Launch Tickets Crashed Almost Immediately
    by Maggie Harrison on August 9, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Plight of Artemis Oh, Artemis 1, the NASA mission that just keeps on not giving. After a long, winding series of delays, NASA's Artemis 1 Moon mission is finally slated for launch on August 29. But once again, so close to takeoff, Space.com reports that humanity's return to the Moon has hit another snag: almost

  • Review: Garmin's Instinct 2S Solar Watch is Rugged and Dependable
    by Stacey L. Nash on August 9, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Garmin keeps pumping out multisport and running watches that leave the competition scrambling to keep up. The Garmin Instinct 2S Solar is a 2022 update to the Instinct line, which came out in 2018. From the get-go, I found that the 2S Solar shines when it comes to tracking every activity of the complete outdoors

  • This Therapeutic VR Experience is Just Like Tripping on Acid
    by Maggie Harrison on August 9, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    David Glowacki, an artist and computational molecular physicist who suffered a life-changing near death experience, has reportedly developed a virtual reality experience called Isness-D that works just as well as medium doses of LSD or psilocybin at bringing users to self-transcendence. As he explained to MIT Technology Review, Glowacki has been working to capture self-transcendence

  • Space Force Sending in Robot Dogs to Patrol a Space Port
    by Maggie Harrison on August 8, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Star Dog The US Space Force (still real) is taking Paw Patrol to the next level. As per a Department of Defense statement, our valiant Space Force is to deploy Ghost Robotics' "quadruped unmanned ground vehicles (Q-UGVs)" — that is, dog-like ground drones — in an effort to automate "damage assessments and patrol" at the

  • Mad Scientists Create Human Bread Yeast in a Lab
    by Victor Tangermann on August 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    A team of scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands managed to successfully insert human muscle genes into a bit of baker's yeast for the first time. The human genes in question express the metabolic pathway, a fundamental process that involves breaking down sugars to produce energy. The same mechanism underlies many common

  • Gigantic "Jet" Lightning Bolt That Reached Edge of Space Puzzles Scientists
    by Victor Tangermann on August 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Gigantic Jet A garagantuan thunderbolt over an Oklahoma thunderstorm has scientists puzzled. The 'gigantic jet" lightning, recorded back in May 2018, was so powerful, it carried 100 times as much of a charge as an average thunderstorm lightning bolt, reaching a whopping 50 miles into air, mere miles away from the official boundary of space.

  • Review: Can the Thermacell E55 Mosquito Repellant Hold a Candle to Citronella?
    by Brandt Ranj on August 8, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    When I first heard about Thermacell's solution to mosquito repellants, it seemed too good to be true. Rather than messing with sprays or the strong scent of Citronella candles, their devices could create a scentless, invisible barrier to keep mosquitos out without interruption. After getting to test out its E55 model, I'm here to say

  • Dirtbag Behind Homeless Man GoFundMe Scam Sentenced to Prison
    by Maggie Harrison on August 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Paying It Forward Today in People are Terrible, Sometimes: Mark D'Amico, the ringleader of several New Jersey grifters who conned thousands of good samaritans out of over $400k, has officially been sentenced to five years in jail, Gizmodo reports. The tale starts back in 2017, when D'Amico and his then-girlfriend, Katelyn McClure, posted a GoFundMe

  • Ember Mug Review: Make Your Cup of Joe Last Longer
    by Lizzy Briskin on August 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    For 62 percent of Americans, a hot cup of coffee is an essential part of every morning. For some, it’s all about the ritual of taking the time to grind premium beans from a local roaster, carefully brew a fresh cup and share it with a family member. For others, coffee is all about getting

  • Best Motorcycle Speakers for 2022
    by Mark Webb on August 8, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Motorcycle speakers add another level of enjoyment to a great ride. Once reserved for large cruiser bikes, today’s speakers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and options. In addition to classic stereo speakers, there are speakers that mount to your handlebars, soundbars, and even speakers for your helmet. Speakers have come a long way

  • Best Magsafe Accessories in 2022
    by Gabriel Morgan on August 8, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    What’s more futuristic than… magnets. If you (like me) spent your childhood imagining new fantasy technologies that use magnets for transferring energy, affixing objects to surfaces, and connecting parts, then Apple’s new MagSafe technology for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 is pretty exciting stuff. While wireless charging has been available to the iPhone line

  • Meta's AI Chatbot Calls Mark Zuckerberg "Creepy and Manipulative"
    by Maggie Harrison on August 8, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Sorry, Dad Mixed feelings about Mark Zuckerburg? Join the club. Meta's most advanced AI chatbot to date, BlenderBot 3, doesn't seem to know how it feels about Facebook-turned-Meta's founder and CEO either, Business Insider reports. For context, BlenderBot 3 was released for public use on Friday. It's technically still in beta rollout, and only US