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Science News
1 month ago
OMG science

Rain Bosworth studies how deaf children experience the world

In a darkened room in Rochester, N.Y., a baby girl in a pink onesie peers at a computer screen.Wherever she looks, an eye tracker follows - recording her gaze patterns for future analysis.
The Mercury News
2 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Timeline: The downfall of Sam Bankman-Fried and the colossal failure of FTX

Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years in prison for fraud and $10 billion theft from customers/investors
FTX collapse led to plummeting cryptocurrency prices [ more ]
Science News
2 months ago
OMG science

A new image reveals magnetic fields around our galaxy's central black hole

Astronomers have captured polarized light coming from the Milky Way's central supermassive black hole, giving insight into its magnetic fields.
Theregister
3 months ago
OMG science

Juno detects lower levels of oxygen on Europa than expected

Europa has less free oxygen than previously believed.
Juno's flyby helped narrow down predictions on oxygen production. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
OMG science

Why we still have brutal cold snaps even as the planet warms to record levels

As unprecedented heat makes way for cold, it can provide fuel for climate-change deniers who point to freezing temperatures as evidence that global warming is overstated.
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Some scientists say that climate change may even be playing a role in these icy blasts, as warming in the Arctic increases the likelihood that frigid, polar air can sweep southwards.
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Some scientists believe polar vortex disruptions and changes to the jet stream are being driven by warming in the Arctic, which is heating up around four times faster than the rest of the planet.
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As scientists work to unravel complex links between climate change and periods of intense cold, all agree on one thing: the trend is for warmer winters.
That's a long wait
Fox Sports
5 months ago
English Premier League

Magic moment ends 1,000-minute wait as Manchester United make 'brilliant' comeback against Villa

From agony to ecstasy.From jeers to cheers.
www.caughtoffside.com
5 months ago
English Premier League

Newcastle frontrunners to sign 28-year-old Tottenham target

Newcastle United are keen on signing Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City during the January transfer window.
We can never get tired of these
time.com
5 months ago
OMG science

The Year's Most Spectacular Photos from the James Webb Telescope

December 22, 2023 7:00 AM EST It's been both a punishing and triumphant two years for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Best team on the World
www.caughtoffside.com
5 months ago
English Premier League

"We never give up!" Manchester United star explodes with passion in reaction to comeback vs Aston Villa

Manchester United, despite a challenging first half, staged a spirited comeback in the second half, securing a crucial 3-2 victory against the Premier League's surprise package Aston Villa.
This is a huge loss
www.caughtoffside.com
5 months ago
English Premier League

New Premier League rule means star player could miss Arsenal game

West Ham star Vladimir Coufal could miss the game against Arsenal next week if he picks up a booking against Manchester United on Saturday.
Fox Sports
11 months ago
English Premier League

'In a bad place': Dele Alli reveals childhood abuse in 'powerful' interview with Gary Neville

Dele Alli revealed on Thursday that he has recently come out of rehab for a sleeping pill addiction after struggling to deal with the trauma of suffering sexual abuse as a child. The Everton midfielder, who was once one of English football's brightest talents, told Gary Neville's "The Overlap" podcast about how he was also dealing drugs by aged eight before his life was changed after being adopted by a new family as a 12-year-old.
Medium
1 year ago
Dining

January Eats Checklist: 5 Standouts of the Month

These newcomers or new menus cover the gamut, from a nature-rich tribute to California's majestic trees in edible form, to healthy, chic, nuanced at-home delivery food.Alongside this month's full restaurant reviews of these exceptional spots - Bar Sprezzatura, The Laundromat SF, Akikos, Cavallo Point's Sula and Farley's - these four are also worth visiting, with last month's standouts here (as always, I've vetted and visited each place reviewed):
An Edible, A Nature-Rich Tribute to California's Majestic Trees: Merchant Roots Great Trees ThemeYes, Merchant Roots' (MR) chef Ryan Shelton works with a tight team in a tiny space.
This is very promissing
DevOps.com
1 year ago
DevOps

Fiberplane Adds Open Source Libraries to Automatically Collect Metrics

By: Mike Vizard on
Fiberplane today added an ability to automatically collect metrics in real-time and make them accessible either via its namesake notebook software for debugging infrastructure or an open source Grafana dashboard.Fiberplane CEO Micha Hernandez van Leuffen said Autometrics is an open source set of libraries the company created to make it simpler for developers to see platform performance metrics using a set of tools embedded within their integrated development environment (IDE).
www.cnn.com
1 year ago
OMG science

See Uranus' rings in stunning new image from the Webb telescope | CNN

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a new stunning image of ice giant Uranus, with almost all its faint dusty rings on display.
The image is representative of the telescope's significant sensitivity, NASA said, as the fainter rings have only been captured previously by the Voyager 2 spacecraft and the W.M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaii.
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The ring system of a planet tells us a lot about its origins and formation, said Dr. Naomi Rowe-Gurney, a postdoctoral research scientist and solar system ambassador for the Webb space telescope at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, via email.
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The NASA Hubble Space Telescope had also captured Uranus' bright white polar cap in November, illuminating the growing brightness of the haze when observed in comparison with images from prior years.
I like this stuff
Theregister
1 year ago
Science

Interstellar Solar System guest 'Oumuamua a comet: Research

The cigar-shaped 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar object in recorded human history to whizz through the Solar System, is a comet after all, a pair of astronomers declared in research published in Nature on Wednesday.In 2017, 'Oumuamua captured the imagination of scientists and space fans with its peculiar characteristics.
nice content
@lexfridman
1 year ago
Startup companies

Twitter can get to 1 billion active users in a ...

Twitter can get to 1 billion active users in a year. The key is content: video & podcasts. Tasks:
1. Make a great video & audio player
2. Attract creators via rev-share
Twitter is already the comment section of the Internet. Now it has to host the content that drives the convo.
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KQED
1 year ago
US news

'Black on Black' Celebrates Black Culture While Exploring History and Racial Tension

Please try again




Cover of 'Black on Black' by Daniel Black.(Hanover Square Press)



These lines appear on the first page of Daniel Black's Black on Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America:
Black on Black is not an easy read.Black's voice is strong, informed, angry, and relentless - and that infuses his essays with the power to affect readers.
@KyivIndependent
1 year ago
Russo-Ukrainian War

General Staff: Ukraine carries out 5 air stri...

General Staff: Ukraine carries out 5 air strikes on Russian forces.
Ukraine's General Staff reported that the Armed Forces carried out five air strikes on Russian military personnel on Feb. 17, including one location with an anti-aircraft missile system.
Meanwhile, Russian forces continue to launch attacks on civilians throughout Ukraine. According to the report, Russians carried out six rocket attacks on civilian infrastructure in Kupiansk, Kharkiv Oblast.
Very interesting
Science News
1 year ago
OMG science

This dinosaur might have used its feet to snag prey in midair like modern hawks

Modern birds evolved from dinosaurs, but it's not clear how well birds' ancient dino ancestors could fly ( SN: 10/28/16).Now, a look at the fossilized feet of one nonavian dinosaur suggests that it may have hunted on the wing, like some hawks today.
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But if the claim holds up, such a hunting style would reinforce a debated hypothesis that powered flight evolved multiple times among dinosaurs, a feat once attributed solely to birds.
This is really nice
@agbegin
1 year ago
Cryptocurrency

School kids in Brazil buying bananas with custo...

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BBC Sport
1 year ago
English Premier League

Newcastle United v Chelsea

World Cup-bound Newcastle forward Callum Wilson is a doubt because of the illness that prompted his substitution at half-time against Southampton last weekend.
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The Gunners looked like a side who had an identity - while the Blues didn't appear to have a clear idea of what they would do when they came forward, or link up well at all.
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Chelsea have won 11 of the past 14 meetings in all competitions, including both league fixtures last season: 3-0 away in October 2021 and 1-0 at home in March this year.
www.caughtoffside.com
1 year ago
English Premier League

Arsenal will be league leaders over World Cup break

Arsenal's history may come back to haunt them as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table this evening.
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Regardless of the result, Arsenal will be league leaders on Christmas Day for the first time since the 2007/2008 campaign.
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Arsenal players will be busy over the winter Several key players from Arsenal will be travelling to Qatar including Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, William Saliba and Aaron Ramsdale.
Nytimes
1 year ago
OMG science

Climate Change Made Summer Hotter and Drier Worldwide, Study Finds

Europe, China and North America were parched by extreme heat that would have been 'virtually impossible' without the effects of global warming, scientists said.
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Human-caused global warming has made severe droughts like the ones this summer in Europe, North America and China at least 20 times as likely to occur as they would have been more than a century ago, scientists said Wednesday.
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"The impacts are now very clear to people, and they're hitting hard," Dr. van Aalst said.
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For the Northern Hemisphere region, the scientists found that, because the planet has already warmed by 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.2 Celsius) since the late 1800s, this summer's low moisture levels in the first few feet below the soil's surface, where many plants' roots draw water, had been at least 20 times as likely to occur compared with a hypothetical world with no burning of fossil fuels.
Engadget
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

A data-sharing agreement between the US and UK is now in effect | Engadget

The Department of Justice called the initiative the first of its kind, adding that it would enable investigators "to gain better access to vital data" to fight serious crimes in a manner that's "consistent with privacy and civil liberties standards."
Under the agreement, authorities in one country can request data from ISPs in the other country, as long as it's related to preventing, detecting, investigating and prosecuting serious crimes including terrorism, transnational organized crime and child exploitation.
Miami Herald
2 years ago
Miami

Fatal Miami crash driver: $1,376 in fines, license suspended, ticketed for 109 mph

A fiery crash on Biscayne Boulevard that killed a North Miami woman has brought a tragic ending to two years of documented reckless driving by a Pompano Beach woman now charged with vehicular homicide.
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22-year-old Shereka Oriscar was killed Friday, May 6, when, police say, Shamonni Anya Alexandre-Little smashed into her Toyota.
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She also received traffic tickets for reckless driving and driving without a license, knowingly.She's pleaded not guilty and will be arraigned June 6.
Science News
1 year ago
OMG science

These researchers are unlocking Renaissance beauty secrets

That's why, while working on a book about beauty culture in Renaissance Europe, Griffey experienced déjà vu.
She noticed that many ingredients in beauty recipes from the 16th to 18th centuries - compiled from books, cosmetic recipe collections, medical texts, health regimen manuscripts, herbals and pharmacopeias - also appear on modern beauty packaging.
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The team started with what Griffey calls "sticky recipes" because they're found in many sources throughout the Renaissance period: rosemary flowers in white wine, myrrh powder with egg white, and the velvety covering of newly grown deer antlers with bean flour.
Nytimes
1 year ago
US news

Ex-Police Officer Gets 7 Years in Prison for Role in Jan. 6 Attack

Prosecutors said that Thomas Robertson, 49, had wielded a large stick and donned a gas mask during the riot, and that he confronted police officers who were trying to stop the increasingly violent crowd.
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A federal judge sentenced a former police officer on Thursday to more than seven years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 attack, equaling the longest punishment handed down so far in the Justice Department's sprawling investigation into the Capitol riot.
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"Thomas Robertson, despite swearing an oath of office when he became a police officer, joined the violent mob at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and did so while armed," Matthew M. Graves, the U.S. attorney, said in a statement.
Never again...
The Independent
1 year ago
UK news

Prince Charles 'will never again' accept large cash donations to charities

Prince Charles will never again handle large cash donations to be passed to his charities, reports suggest.
The heir to the throne has faced vehement criticism of late after reportedly being presented with cash from a former Qatari prime minister - some of it in a suitcase - between 2011 and 2015, totalling three million euros.
The future king personally accepted the cash contributions made to his charity the Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF), The Sunday Times reported, from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim, who lead Qatar between 2007 and 2015.
EL PAIS English Edition
1 year ago
Public health

Covid vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives, study finds

A study published on Thursday in the medical journal The Lancet has modeled what would have happened without Covid-19 vaccines - in other words, how many lives did they save.
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Vaccine trials showed that they were between 60% and 90% (depending on the kind) effective at reducing the risk of serious illness.
The Independent
1 year ago
UK news

Sir Paul McCartney leaves fans raving after 800-person Glastonbury warm-up gig

Sir Paul McCartney performed to an intimate 800-person audience in Frome, Somerset, on Friday (24 June) ahead of his headline show at Glastonbury.
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The lucky few who managed to secure a spot queued behind barriers while an entourage of local people who missed out waited in the hope of catching a glimpse of the former Beatle.
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Lamb recalled that the last time she saw McCartney was at an intimate concert in York in 1972, but admitted she did not ask for an autograph at the time as at age 18 she felt she was "far too cool to ask for such a thing".
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He added: "When you look at him I don't see someone who is 80, he is really taking care of himself, he looks after himself very well, all power to the guy.
Dark Reading
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Threat Intelligence Services Are Universally Valued by IT Staff

Most of those surveyed are concerned about AI-based attacks and deepfakes, but suggest that their organization is ready.
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Dark Reading surveyed 153 IT and security professionals across industries including healthcare, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, and retail.
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Considering the statement that discovering a new vulnerability would change their security team's plans for the week, 73% agreed (24% strongly, 48% somewhat), but 28% (23% somewhat, 5% strongly) disagreed.
The Independent
1 year ago
UK news

Half of employees now work from home full or part-time, research finds

More than half of employees in Scotland are now working from home either all or part of the time, research has found.
A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found 15% of employees in Scotland are now fully working from home, while 39% work in a hybrid pattern.
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Lisa Gallagher of social business Flexibility Works said frontline workers should not be "written off when it comes to new ways of working".
She was speaking as Flexibility Works published research showing almost half (45%) of frontline workers believe their job could be done at different times to normal, while 29% feel some parts of their work could be done from a different location.
Fox Sports
1 year ago
English Premier League

Liverpool cop $84m double blow as star attacking duo head for exit door

Sadio Mane said it was the "right moment" to join Bayern Munich from Liverpool after he completed his move to the Bundesliga champions on Wednesday.
Bayern have reportedly paid a fee which could rise to $AUD62 million for Mane, who scored 120 goals in his trophy-laden six years with Liverpool.
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"I chose Bayern Munich because although I had other offers, it is the right moment to move on and come here," he told a press conference.
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The 30-year-old won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Club World Cup titles on Merseyside.
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