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  • Arizona Teen Refused Arthritis Meds Due to Post-Roe Abortion Bans
    by Maggie Harrison on October 4, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Methotrexate is a versatile immunosuppressant, used to manage a number of inflammatory, painful conditions. But it can also be used to end an ectopic pregnancy or induce abortion, and states with heavily restrictive post-Roe abortion bans have forbade its prescription at all — which is why a 14-year-old girl in Tucson, Arizona, who uses the

  • Supertanker Becomes Vastly More Efficient by Adding Small Sails
    by Victor Tangermann on October 4, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    A new crude oil tanker belonging to the China Merchant Energy Shipping company (CMES) is making use of four large sails to reduce its fuel consumption. And with great results: the four 130-foot masts cut down the supertanker's fuel consumption by an impressive 9.8 percent, proving once and for all that relying on strong wind

  • CEO Brags That Fry Cook Robot Will Replace Obsolete Human Grunts
    by Frank Landymore on October 4, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Robot Replacement If any workforce feels it’s under constant threat of being replaced by automation, it’s the fast food industry’s. One of these mechanized threats takes the form of Flippy, a hamburger flipping robot developed by Miso Robotics. Operated by an AI and seeing with cameras, the wage slave Terminator is  now back with its

  • University Fires Chem Professor After Students Complain His Course Was Too Hard
    by Maggie Harrison on October 4, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    As anyone who's taken it will probably tell you, organic chemistry is notoriously difficult. It's widely recognized as a "weed out" course — disproportionately high failure and withdrawal rates are common, if not expected, and many argue that such rigorousness is a tool of keeping some students from perhaps entering professions, like medicine, that they

  • Russia Says Thanks Elon Musk, We Love You Too
    by Noor Al-Sibai on October 4, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Kremlin

  • Scientists Say All Land on Earth Is Smashing Together Into a New Supercontinent
    by Frank Landymore on October 4, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Come Together Over the next 300 million years, all the Earth’s continent’s will smash together and form a new supercontinent called Amasia, closing the Pacific Ocean in the process — at least, according to a new study from researchers at Curtin University, published in National Science Review  last week. "Over the past two billion years,

  • Lawsuit Accuses Walmart and CVS of Equating Homeopathic Treatments With Real Medicine
    by Noor Al-Sibai on October 4, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    A federal court has revived a lawsuit against Walmart and CVS for allegedly passing off long-discredited homeopathic treatments as actual, proven medicine. Filed by the anti-pseudoscience Center for Inquiry (CFI) nonprofit, a three-judge panel in the District of Columbia's Superior Court is set to look into why the newly-revived suit, which charges the big-box giants

  • Dr. Oz Accused of Killing Hundreds of Dogs, Puppies, Bunnies
    by Maggie Harrison on October 4, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Television doctor and Pennsylvania senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz is a lot of things. He's an alleged vegetable elitist, an Oprah cast-out, and, um, a pretty bad doctor, according to other physicians. Add to that list: alleged mass animal murderer. Yes, seriously. A report from Jezebel just revealed that back in the early 2000s, an

  • Watching Elon Musk's Robot Back to Back With Boston Dynamics Is... Something
    by Victor Tangermann on October 4, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    At last week's artificial intelligence event last week, Tesla showed off an early prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot. And, as expected, what the company unveiled on stage left a lot to be desired. The robot, a "rough development robot," awkwardly and stiffly shuffled onto the stage with all of its wires and electronics exposed,

  • The Devastation From NASA's Asteroid Collision Looks Unbelievable
    by Victor Tangermann on October 4, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    NASA recently bashed its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft into a tiny asteroid moonlet called Dimorphos to see if we can alter the trajectories of dangerous asteroids, not unlike a cosmic game of billiards. The powerful collision created a massive cloud of space debris, which was captured by ground-based observatories — and the resulting

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals What He Really Thinks of Elon Musk
    by Maggie Harrison on October 4, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Edison Adjacent According to famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk is the "modern day Thomas Edison." But, uh, is that a good thing? "Elon Musk is like a modern day Thomas Edison, right?" Tyson told TMZ in a video, published on Sunday. "He dreams big. And I don't think all of his dreams are

  • Something Cool Is Happening to the Frogs at Chernobyl
    by Noor Al-Sibai on October 3, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Though it's best-known as the site of the worst nuclear reactor meltdown in history, Chernobyl has a decidedly sweeter side as one of the biggest nature reserves in Europe — and within the confines of its Exclusion Zone, frogs are showing just how unique the area is. A group of Spanish zoological researchers revealed in

  • Elon Musk Fans Horrified as He Suggests Ukraine Give in to Putin's Demands
    by Victor Tangermann on October 3, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    In an uncharacteristically brazen Twitter outpour, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested that Ukraine should give up parts of its territories to reach a peace agreement with Russia — or else risk a bloody end to the conflict, culminating in a full blown "nuclear war." In an extremely misguided Twitter poll, Musk asked if the people

  • US Military Criticized for Dumping Sewage Into Hawaiian Ocean
    by Noor Al-Sibai on October 3, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Roses Really Smell The US military keeps dumping wastewater into Hawaii's Pearl Harbor — and the locals are, quite understandably, pissed. As the Honolulu Civil Beat reports, the famous harbor is now an Environmental Protection Agency-identified Superfund site thanks to a busted Naval wastewater line that released more than 1,000 gallons of raw sewage into Hawaii's

  • Project Lets Houseplant Control Robot Arm Equipped With Machete
    by Noor Al-Sibai on October 3, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Plant Meets Weapon What if you gave a plant control of a robotic arm...and then gave that robotic arm a machete? That appears to be the reasoning behind a project from robotics artist David Bowen, the creator of the "Plant Machete" installation that does exactly that. "Essentially," Bowen's website reads, "the plant is the brain

  • Scientists Find Evidence of "Ocean" Hundreds of Miles Below Earth's Surface
    by Victor Tangermann on October 3, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Researchers have discovered that the Earth's interior is absolutely teeming with water, something scientists ahve been suspecting, but haven't been able to confirm until now. By analyzing a diamond which was formed at a depth of around 410 miles below Botswana, Africa, an international team of researchers concluded that the boundary between our planet's upper

  • Kim Kardashian Ordered to Pay Million Dollar Penalty for Pushing Crypto on Instagram
    by Maggie Harrison on October 3, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Keeping Up Kim Kardashian has officially been ordered to pay a $1.26 million settlement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for allegedly pushing cryptocurrency EthereumMax (EMAX) without disclosing how much she was paid to do so, The Washington Post reports. Along with financial penalty, the star has also agreed to refrain from promoting any

  • Bruce Willis Denies Claims He Sold Rights to Be Deepfaked into New Movies
    by Noor Al-Sibai on October 3, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Not So Deepfaked Bruce Willis apparently isn't going to be deepfaked into movies after all, according to a representative who denied claims that circulated last week. In a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter, a representative for the "Die Hard" icon denied that he had any involvement with Deepcake, an aptly-named deepfake firm that Willis had

  • NASA Says "Foreign Object Debris" Briefly Stuck to Its Mars Helicopter
    by Victor Tangermann on October 3, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Martian Toilet Paper NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter has spotted some strange junk briefly hanging from one of its landing legs like an errant piece of toilet paper — and we still don't know where it came from. "There's something on your foot, Mars Helicopter!" the official Twitter account of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab wrote. "We’re

  • Google Creates AI That Turns Text Into 3D Objects
    by Maggie Harrison on October 2, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    DreamFusion DreamFusion, Google's next-gen, AI-powered text-to-3D-image generator, is here. Well, sort of. A proof-of-concept paper is here, at least. DreamFusion is an evolution of Dream Fields, a text-to-3D-image generator revealed by Google back in 2021. And like Dream Fields, DreamFusion creates its 3D images by combining a Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) — or a neural