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Rare Dodo Bird Skeleton Up For Auction Estimated To Fetch Over $700,000

A rare dodo skeleton up for auction this week may fetch over $700,000. According to experts, the rare specimen shows what humans are doing to the planet.

Science May 24, 2019

Traveler IV Rocket Built By USC Students Blasts Off Into Space For Record-Breaking Launch

A team of engineers has blasted off into space the first ever single stage rocket build entirely by students. During a record-breaking launch, the rocket flew higher than the boundary between Earth and outer space.

Science May 24, 2019

Apple Will Now Tell You When It's Going To Throttle Your iPhone

iPhone users will now know when an iOS update is going to throttle their devices. As part of an agreement, Apple is now required to notify users when a software update will affect their phones' performance.

Tech May 24, 2019

You Can Now Pay Your AT&T Phone Bill Using Bitcoin

You can now use bitcoin to pay for your AT&T phone bills via BitPay, making AT&T the first carrier to offer the option. No way to use it in-store yet, though.

Tech May 24, 2019

Aftershocks Of 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake Felt In 2017-2018, Study Finds

For how long can an earthquake's effects be felt? Researchers of a new study discover aftershocks over half a century after the earthquake itself happened.

Science May 24, 2019

Google Search, Maps, And Assistant Can Now Take Your Food Delivery Orders

Google's new service lets users place food delivery orders using only Search, Maps, or Assistant. That way, they won't have to use an app or anything like it anymore.

Tech May 24, 2019

Stimulating Parts Of The Brain May Enhance Or Suppress Memories

Scientists find a way to dial the emotional impact of memories up or down, essentially dulling the trauma of particularly debilitating memories. The findings of the study could lead to new treatments for PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders.

Health May 24, 2019

Meteor The Size Of A Small Car Lights Up Australian Sky

A bright meteor streaked through Australia this week and lit up the night sky. Despite its size and brightness, it is still considered quite small by NASA's standards.

Feature May 24, 2019

Google Duo Group Video Calls Roll Out, Plus Doodles, Emoji In Video Voicemails

Google brings group video calling to all Duo users in the app’s latest update. That plus Data Saving mode for video calls, and the ability to put emojis and other doodles in video voicemails.

Tech May 24, 2019

Snapchat Employees Misused Data Tools And Spied On Users

Two former Snap Inc. employees have come forward to reveal instances of data abuse at the company. They said the incidents happened multiple times and involved looking at sensitive information.

Tech May 24, 2019

Satellite Manufacturer Maxar Technologies To Build First Piece Of NASA's Lunar Orbital Station Gateway

In line with the moon mission set for 2024, NASA picked Maxar Technologies to develop the first piece of lunar station Gateway. The power and propulsion element will be the foundation of outpost orbiting the moon.

Science May 24, 2019

Asteroid With Its Own Moon To Have Close Encounter With Earth This Weekend

A potentially hazardous asteroid massive enough to have its own moon will fly by Earth this weekend. It will be the object's second-closest encounter with Earth in the past two decades.

Science May 24, 2019

Instagram Finally Rolls Out Landscape Mode For IGTV

A year ago, Instagram said vertical videos on IGTV were going to be the standard. Now, it’s retreating from such bold claims and is rolling out support for landscape content.

Tech May 24, 2019

New Patent Reveals Amazon’s Plans To Drop The Alexa Wake Word

A new patent reveals Amazon’s potential plans to allow people to make Alexa commands without using a wake word. This feature, if implemented, would raise a lot of privacy concerns.

Tech May 24, 2019

Over 200 People Die From Snakebites Every Day

Public health officials have called snakebites a 'hidden health crisis' affecting thousands every year. The Wellcome Trust UK and the World Health Organization have stepped up to address the problem and prevent thousands from dying from snakebites around the world.

Health May 24, 2019

CRISPR-Modified Viruses Could Be Next Potent Weapon Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Scientists are looking at CRISPR gene-editing technology to develop a treatment to antibiotic-resistant bacteria or superbugs. A company called Locus Biosciences claimed that it has a 'living antibiotic' made up of viruses that only attack harmful pathogens.

Health May 24, 2019

Rare Union Between Nitrogen Ice And Carbon Monoxide Ice Observed Neptunian Moon Triton

Neptune's largest moon Triton has a rare mix of carbon monoxide and nitrogen ice on its surface. Researchers used the Gemini Observatory's telescope in Chile to study the distant object.

Science May 24, 2019

Scientists Find 18 New Earth-Like Exoplanets From Old Kepler Data Using New Search Algorithm

Scientists used a more sensitive algorithm to reanalyze the data collected by the now-retired Kepler Space Telescope. They found 18 additional exoplanets, one of which is in the habitable zone.

Science May 24, 2019

Scuf Gaming's Prestige Xbox Controller Features Removable Thumbsticks, Paddles, And Even Faceplates

The Prestige is the latest Xbox controller from Scuf Gaming. It's customizable to the point that gamers can easily swap out its faceplate, thumbsticks, rear paddles, and more.

Culture May 23, 2019

Tiny 8-Legged 'Face Mites' Feed On Human Skin Oil

Experts from the California Academy of Sciences described microscopic arachnids found thriving inside the pores of human skin. These creatures, known as Demodex, often crawl onto the skin's surface and mate with each other while their hosts sleep.

Science May 23, 2019

CDC Advises Not To Kiss Or Snuggle Chickens After Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Backyard Poultry

CDC gave a fair warning: always wash hands after handling backyard poultry animals and do not hug or snuggle chicks and ducklings. These animals were found as the source of a salmonella outbreak.

Health May 23, 2019

Ebola Outbreak: Health Workers In Congo Fear Violent Attacks

Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling to deal with the outbreak amid recent violent attacks by armed groups. Efforts to curb the spread of the disease have been hampered by threats to health workers.

Health May 23, 2019

Elephant Hunting Is Legal Again In Botswana

Botswana, which has the largest elephant population in the world, lifted its ban on elephant hunting after a five-year suspension. The government cited the conflict between humans and elephants as the primary reason.

Science May 23, 2019

Artificial Photosynthesis May Alleviate Climate Change By Transforming Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers produced fuel through artificial photosynthesis. The process involves the use of water, visible light, and the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide known to contribute to global warming.

Science May 23, 2019

New Model Shows Inner Workings Of Cell Division

The Integrated Mitotic Stem Cell provides researchers a three-dimensional look at cell division in every stage. The Allen Institute for Cell Division hopes that the tool can unlock new insight about cell division and what happens when it goes awry.

Science May 23, 2019

Scientists Achieve Superconductivity At The Highest Temperature Ever Recorded With New Material

In the hunt for the ultimate superconductor, physicists discovered lanthanum hydride. Experiments showed that the material can conduct electricity with zero resistance at nearly room temperature.

Science May 23, 2019

Mysterious Source Of Ozone-Destroying Chemicals Traced To East China

Scientists have traced East China as the mysterious source of rogue carbon emissions that destroy the ozone layer. The findings of the study will help act as a map that could check out which provinces in China are causing rogue emissions.

Science May 23, 2019

1-Billion-Year-Old Fungus Found In Canadian Arctic Is Earth's Oldest

Fungi can be extremely old, but scientists didn't imagine they're 1 billion years old. The discovery, which puts fungi about twice as old as previously believed, has massive implications about the evolution of life on Earth.

Science May 23, 2019

First ‘Mario Kart Tour’ Details, Screenshots, Microtransaction Mechanics Just Leaked

Has Nintendo become a bit greedy? Maybe, as the beta version of 'Mario Kart Tour' shows. The game retains the core elements of the series but Nintendo and DeNA inject it with microtransactions and lotteries.

Culture May 23, 2019

Apple Wants Safari To Make All The Ads You See Private

Apple is proposing a new, less intrusive way of ad tracking. In its system, advertisers can gauge whether an ad is successful but are prevented from knowing more data about customers than they should.

Tech May 23, 2019

Think Google Duplex Is So Amazing? That’s Because Humans Are Actually Behind Some Calls

Google confirms 25 percent of Duplex calls are initiated by actual humans from a call center. But eventually, Google wants to remove humans out of equation.

Tech May 23, 2019

Remember The Ouya? It’s Shutting Down For Good This June

On June 25, Razer will permanently shut down all things Ouya, capping off its tumultuous seven-year run. Even the games, servers, and accounts will go dark on that date.

Culture May 23, 2019

Wreck Of Last Slave Ship From Africa Found Off Alabama Coast

A shipwreck found near Mobile, Alabama has turned out to be that of the wooden schooner Clotilda. The ship was the last known vessel to have transported slaves from West Africa to the United States.

Science May 23, 2019

Amazon Is Making Employees Treat Tedious Warehouse Work Like A Video Game

To avoid warehouse work from becoming too tedious, Amazon is now letting employees on some of its warehouse locations play games. But not in a way you might be expecting.

Tech May 23, 2019

Get Your Mars 2020 Rover Boarding Pass To Fly Your Name To Red Planet

NASA announced that the public can send in their names to the Red Planet through the Mars 2020 spacecraft. The selected names will be etched on a micro silicon chip to symbolize humanity's presence on Mars.

Science May 23, 2019

Improper Use Of Car Seats For Sleeping Babies Is Dangerous: Study

A new study warns against the improper use of car seats for sleeping babies because it could increase the risk for early death. What must parents do to keep their babies safe?

Health May 23, 2019

Meet Playdate: A Tiny Handheld Console With A Crank

Panic Inc., the publisher behind 'Firewatch' and the upcoming 'Untitled Goose Game,' is going to launch its own handheld console called Playdate. What makes it unique is its crank that can be used to play games.

Culture May 23, 2019

What To Expect From Apple's WWDC 2019 Keynote: Mac Pro, iOS 13, And More

Members of the press have received invitations to Apple's opening keynote of its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference. Updates on iOS 13, macOS 10.15, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6 are among the expected announcements.

Tech May 23, 2019

Global Sea Levels May Rise At A Much Faster Rate Than Previously Thought, Study Says

Climate experts are preparing for a possible increase in global sea levels that could exceed initial estimations. Water levels in the world's seas could rise by as much as 6.6 feet by 2100 if carbon emissions are not checked.

Science May 22, 2019

Bacteria Can Alter Their Behavior To Navigate Microscopic 'Obstacle Course'

Researchers discovered that E.coli does not slow down when presented with obstacles. In an experiment, instead of swimming and tumbling, the bacteria changes its behavior to get to its target rapidly.

Health May 22, 2019

Thousands Of US Cancer Cases Linked To Poor Diet: These Popular Food Products May Increase Your Cancer Risk

More than 80,000 new cases of invasive cancer cases in the United States are linked to poor diet. What popular food products can increase a person's risk of developing the deadly disease?

Health May 22, 2019

Starbucks Lawsuit Alleges NYC Stores Exposed Customers To Toxic Pesticide

Customers of Starbucks in Manhattan filed a lawsuit claiming that the iconic coffee store exposed them to poisonous pesticide. The legal complaint said Starbucks' sanitation and infestation problem led to the reckless exposure.

Health May 22, 2019

Critically Endangered Rhinoceros Born In Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

A still unnamed baby black rhino was recently born in Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The baby calf belongs to the critically endangered species of Eastern Black Rhinoceros which population has declined due to rhino horn poaching.

Science May 22, 2019

Dwarf Planet May Have Collided With The Moon A Long Time Ago

A new study suggests that the Moon's asymmetrical look may have been caused by a direct collision with another space object. The culprit may have been an asteroid or a dwarf planet about 450 to 480 miles in diameter.

Science May 22, 2019

'League Of Legends' Mobile? Riot Games' MOBA Hit Could Make Its Way To Android And iOS

'League of Legends' could be heading to Android and iOS devices. According to a new report, a mobile version of the MOBA is already under development.

Culture May 22, 2019

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