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- Losing Human Users, Facebook Releasing Chatbots for Lonely to Talk Toby Maggie Harrison on September 25, 2023 at 9:14 pm
Lonely Island Meta-formerly-Facebook, the Mark Zuckerberg-helmed social media company that continues to shout from the rooftops that its platforms are designed to "help people connect" and "bring people closer together," is marching forward with its solution for reviving declining user numbers: introducing an array of AI-powered chatbots to its services. […]
- Woman Pleads Guilty for Flying Drug- and Porn-Laden Drone Into Prisonby Noor Al-Sibai on September 25, 2023 at 8:09 pm
Drone Striking Out An Australian woman has pleaded guilty after being caught flying (and crashing) a drone filled with drugs and porn into a prison yard with the intent to sell it inside. As The Guardian reports, 27-year-old Cheyenne Anniki Petryszyn pleaded guilty to two counts related to bringing drugs into a correctional facility — $119,000
- Tinder Now Letting Rizzless Sad Sacks Pay $500/Month to Message People Without Even Matchingby Noor Al-Sibai on September 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sad! If you get a message from someone you never matched with on Tinder, it's not a glitch — it's part of the app's expensive new subscription plan that it teased earlier this year, which allows "power users" to send unsolicited messages to non-matches for the small fee of $499 per month. As Bloomberg reports, the
- NYPD Deploys Villainous-Looking Dalek in Subway Systemby Maggie Harrison on September 25, 2023 at 5:44 pm
Doctor Adams Watch out, New Yorkers — the NYPD's new surveillance bot has officially arrived at a subway platform near you. On Friday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams finally deployed "K5," the NYPD's latest foray into robot-assisted surveillance technology, at the highly-trafficked 42nd Street subway station in Times Square, The New York Times reported
- Elon Musk Apparently Bursts Into Tears With Surprising Frequencyby Noor Al-Sibai on September 25, 2023 at 4:40 pm
As several anecdotes from Walter Issacson's bombastic new biography illustrate, Elon Musk seems to exemplify some of the most notorious traits of his sun sign, Cancer: being a massive crybaby and having whiplash-inducing mood swings. Take, for example, a story from an extremely tense Christmas Eve in 2008. Musk was in the midst of securing
- Scientists Say They've Invented a Speaker That "Mutes" Annoying Peopleby Frank Landymore on September 24, 2023 at 9:18 pm
Cone of Silence A new speaker can rearrange its seven "self-deploying" microphones to partition a room into so-called speech zones, allowing it to track the position of and identify different voices, even as they move. Even better, the researchers behind the invention say this pinpoint localization allows them to not only separate simultaneous […]
- Experts Say NASA’s Mars Sample Return Plan Is Deeply Flawedby Maggie Harrison on September 24, 2023 at 8:18 pm
Total Mess Houston, we have... so many problems. As Space News reports, NASA has delayed its Mars Sample Return (MSR) effort after an independent review board found several serious issues regarding the mission's timetable, price tag, and technical plans. The return mission, initially slated for 2026, has always been incredibly ambitious. Still, it's […]
- Research Suggests That Bad Dental Health May Increase Risk of Dementiaby Frank Landymore on September 24, 2023 at 7:18 pm
Keep your gums and chompers spick and span, folks, because research suggests that bad dental health is associated with a greater risk of mental health decline. In fact, there's a growing body of evidence that shows that dental health may affect your risk of dementia, reports The Washington Post. "People should really be aware that
- Harvard Says That for $1 Billion, You Can Rename Its Medical Schoolby Maggie Harrison on September 22, 2023 at 6:55 pm
Dealmaking Got a billion dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Harvard's got just the thing. As the Harvard student newspaper The Crimson reports, The Harvard Corporation — the governing body that prides itself on its status as the "oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere," according to its website — has put the naming rights
- Elon Musk’s Dad Says Someone at His Emerald Mine Got Eaten by a Crocodileby Maggie Harrison on September 22, 2023 at 5:45 pm
Crocod-errol For an emerald mine that Elon Musk continues to claim doesn't exist, his father, Errol Musk, sure seems to know a lot about it. Despite having previously bragged about the existence of the Musk family's alleged emerald mine on record, Elon has spent the last year or so disputing his own claims, tweeting (when
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- Forget Alien Megastructures. New Study Says We Need to Look For 'Service Worlds'.by Matt Williams, Universe Today on September 26, 2023 at 2:00 am
Where smart aliens shop.
- An Opioid Deadlier Than Fentanyl Is on The Rise, Experts Warnby Colin Davidson, The Conversation on September 26, 2023 at 1:51 am
We're not prepared for this.
- Stunning New Species of Tarantula Shimmers Like an Electric-Blue Jewelby Michelle Starr on September 26, 2023 at 12:43 am
- Atlas of Mysterious Fairy Circles Shows They're More Widespread Than We Thoughtby Michelle Starr on September 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm
What are they??
- The Next Supercontinent Formation Could Wipe Out Most Mammal Lifeby Carly Cassella on September 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm
If climate change doesn't first...
- A Brand New Parkinson's Trigger Has Been Found – And It Begins Far Earlier Than Thoughtby David Nield on September 25, 2023 at 8:57 am
An important clue in the brain.
- Chandrayaan-3 Detects 'Unexpected' Levels of Sulfur on The Moonby Jeffrey Gillis-Davis, The Conversation on September 25, 2023 at 8:09 am
- Viking Trade Routes Reached Over Hundreds of Miles to The Arctic, Study Findsby Russell McLendon on September 25, 2023 at 7:33 am
Vikings did more than just pillage.
- Hippos in The Desert: Study Reveals Why And When The Sahara Desert Turned Greenby David Nield on September 25, 2023 at 7:20 am
A lot more recently than you might think.
- Origins of Life? We Now Have Up to 250 Grams of Bennu Dust. Here's What Happens Next.by Michelle Starr on September 25, 2023 at 3:16 am
A new chapter begins.
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- Scientists created AI that could detect alien life — and they're not entirely sure how it worksby firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Turner) on September 25, 2023 at 8:28 pm
The new machine-learning algorithm can distinguish between biological and nonbiological samples with 90% accuracy. Exactly how is a mystery.
- India's Chandrayaan-3 moon lander fails to answer wake-up call, may be dead for goodon September 25, 2023 at 6:56 pm
The Indian lunar lander and rover entered hibernation in early September.
- New 'inverse vaccine' could wipe out autoimmune diseases, but more research is neededby email@example.com (Emily Cooke) on September 25, 2023 at 5:05 pm
An "inverse vaccine," which selectively suppresses the immune system, treated multiple sclerosis in mice. But how well could this new approach work in people?
- Mammals may be driven to extinction by volcanic new supercontinent Pangaea Ultimaby firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Turner) on September 25, 2023 at 3:02 pm
The next supercontinent, Pangea Ultima, is likely to get so hot so quickly that mammals cannot adapt, a new supercomputer simulation has forecast.
- COVID drug molnupiravir may be driving the virus to mutate — should we worry?by email@example.com (Emily Cooke) on September 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm
The antiviral molnupiravir may be shaping the evolution of the virus behind COVID-19, but we still don't know what this means for transmission or the emergence of variants.
- Scientists have figured out when the biggest bull sharks are most active — and it's not when official advice suggestsby firstname.lastname@example.org (Lydia Smith) on September 25, 2023 at 2:22 pm
Researchers tracked more than 200 bull sharks off the coast of New South Wales to find out exactly when they were most active and posed the greatest risk to humans.
- Save $40 on the Jabra Elite 4 Active running headphones at Best Buyon September 25, 2023 at 12:51 pm
Reduced by 33%, you can get the highly-rated Jabra Elite 4 Active running headphones for just $79.99 at Best Buy.
- What's the highest temperature water can freeze, and the lowest it can boil on Earth?by email@example.com (Cameron Duke) on September 25, 2023 at 9:00 am
Ice can form on Earth at temperatures above 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius), and water can boil below 212 F (100 C). Here's how.
- NASA's OSIRIS-REx capsule returns to Earth with a sample from the 'potentially hazardous' asteroid Bennuby firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Turner) on September 24, 2023 at 2:53 pm
A capsule containing 2 ounces of rocky material from the "potentially hazardous" asteroid Bennu has landed safely in the Utah desert after a seven-year mission in space.
- Science news this week: Pink diamonds and nuclear 'pasta'by email@example.com (Alexander McNamara) on September 24, 2023 at 12:28 pm
Sept. 24, 2023: Our weekly roundup of the latest science in the news, as well as a few fascinating articles to keep you entertained over the weekend.
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- Squeezing loofah sponges creates enough electricity to power LEDson September 25, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Sponges derived from luffa plants could act as tiny power sources for small devices, say researchers - but they may not supply enough energy to be practical
- Covid-19 drug may be creating new variants with distinctive mutationson September 25, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Covid-19 viruses with distinctive patterns of mutation are appearing in countries that use a drug called molnupiravir, however, none of these is a variant of concern
- Nearly all mammals will go extinct in 250 million years as Earth warmson September 25, 2023 at 4:00 pm
If humans still exist millions of years from now, they will face inhospitably warm conditions on a supercontinent centred at the equator. Most land mammals won't be able to survive
- Potential new medicine can target proteins on cancer cell surfaceson September 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm
A way of destroying specific proteins on the surface of cells could lead to new treatments for a wide range of conditions, particularly cancers
- Hopes fade for renewed contact with India's Chandrayaan-3 moon landeron September 25, 2023 at 11:46 am
Mission engineers had hoped that the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover could survive the freezing lunar night, but the sun rose on their landing site on 22 September and there have been no signals from the craft
- How geologic hydrogen went from fringe science to potential green fuelon September 25, 2023 at 11:00 am
Just a year ago, few people took seriously the idea that we could extract hydrogen from the ground as a clean energy source - but now the US Department of Energy is injecting $20 million into the concept
- Samples from asteroid Bennu brought back to Earth by NASA's OSIRIS-RExon September 25, 2023 at 10:10 am
Precious samples from the asteroid Bennu have returned to Earth, where researchers hope to use them to learn more about the origins of the solar system
- Twisted lasers could let us send messages with gravitational waveson September 25, 2023 at 9:00 am
Ripples in space-time called gravitational waves are normally associated with massive objects like black holes, but we could make our own using lasers – and perhaps even use them to communicate
- Surgeons perform the second ever pig-to-human heart transplanton September 22, 2023 at 9:53 pm
The heart of a genetically modified pig has been transplanted into a man with heart disease, the second such surgery of its kind
- Blood donors may pass on small risk of brain bleed to recipientson September 22, 2023 at 6:45 pm
Receiving a blood transfusion from someone who later develops a brain haemorrhage may very slightly raise someone’s risk of developing a brain bleed, too