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Lego Forced to Exclude Hidden Figures Heroine From Cool Women of NASA Set

Gizmodo - 20 hours ago
Back in February, Lego revealed it would be turning Maia Weinstock's Women of NASA Lego Ideas submission into an official set, and this morning we have our first look at the production versions...

New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades

CNN - 2 hours ago
(CNN) A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for...

What the new gravitational waves discovery means for the future of astronomy

Washington Post - 1 day ago
In August, for the first time ever, scientists witnessed the electromagnetic lightning and gravitational gusts from the stormy collision of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy. The cosmic cataclysm...

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

Gizmodo - 10 hours ago
The Marius Hills Skylight, as observed by the Japanese SELENE/Kaguya research team. (Image: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University). For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features...

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the scientist who revealed how stars die

The Verge - 2 hours ago
Similar to a living organism, a star has its own life cycle: it's born out of clumps of gas and dust, it evolves and changes over millions or billions of years, and then it dies, leaving behind a...

Astronomers strike gold, witness massive cosmic collision

Fox News - 2 days ago
By closely observing two stars in outer space, and watching as the stars crashed into each other, back in August, scientists in the U.S. and Europe say they've now been able to unlock multiple...

Divers Removing 30-Year-Old Junk Reef off California Coast

U.S. News & World Report - 6 hours ago
Divers are removing hundreds of old tires, plastic jugs and other junk that were dumped off the Southern California coast nearly 30 years ago by a man who thought he was helping the ocean...

Google Maps Just Added a Bunch of Planets and Moons for You to Explore

Fortune - 12 hours ago
Google Maps launched itself into space once again with new opportunities to explore parts of the galaxy. Google announced this week that it added a dozen new places including Pluto, Venus and several...

Popular Orionid Meteor Shower Will Peak This Weekend

CBS Local - 14 hours ago
DENVER (CBS4) – Do you remember Halley's Comet? It last streaked by Earth in 1986 as it does approximately every 75 years. Each October our planet passes through a stream of debris left behind...

Neutron star collisions may have created most of the gold in the universe

Popular Science - 7 hours ago
This artist's rendering shows what two neutron stars might look like as they merge, ejecting matter and shooting out gamma rays. NSF / LIGO / Sonoma State University / A. Simonnet. Two city-sized...

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Big Nintendo Switch Update Arrives, Adds Nice New Features

GameSpot - 2 hours ago
A big new update for the Nintendo Switch is out now. Update 4.0.0 adds a number of notable and welcome features, perhaps the biggest of which are video capture support and the ability to transfer...

Lego Forced to Exclude Hidden Figures Heroine From Cool Women of NASA Set

Gizmodo - 20 hours ago
Back in February, Lego revealed it would be turning Maia Weinstock's Women of NASA Lego Ideas submission into an official set, and this morning we have our first look at the production versions...

The Pixel 2 XL would be the best phone in the world if its screen wasn't so weird

The Verge - 15 hours ago
First thing's first: if you want to read The Verge's canonical opinion on Google's new Pixel 2 phones, read Dieter Bohn's authoritative and comprehensive review. Dieter's judgment...

'This is very alarming!': Flying insects vanish from nature preserves

Washington Post - 13 hours ago
Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn't be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But splattered insects have gone the way of the Chevy Nova — you just don't see...

Samsung's new camera has 17 lenses and costs $10500

CNET - 9 hours ago
Samsung's 360 Round is looking at you. James Martin/CNET. With 17 lenses and a $10,500 price tag, Samsung's 360 Round camera is not messing around. Equipped with two pairs of eight lenses and...

One simple photo shows why Apple's iPhone X is so exciting

BGR - 18 hours ago
With just over two weeks to go until Apple's iPhone X release date finally arrives, anticipation is beginning to boil over. Yes, it's true that the new phone's sky-high price tag is...

AlphaGo Zero Shows Machines Can Become Superhuman Without Any Help

MIT Technology Review - 14 hours ago
An upgraded version of the game-playing AI teaches itself every trick in the Go book, using a new form of machine learning. by Will Knight; October 18, 2017. AlphaGo wasn't the best Go player on...

What the new gravitational waves discovery means for the future of astronomy

Washington Post - 1 day ago
In August, for the first time ever, scientists witnessed the electromagnetic lightning and gravitational gusts from the stormy collision of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy. The cosmic cataclysm...

Samsung's Bixby, now even smarter, arrives on fridges

CNET - 12 hours ago
Samsung's hosting its fourth annual developer conference this week in San Francisco. Shara Tibken/CNET. Your appliances are about to get a lot smarter. Samsung on Wednesday said the second...

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