Science and Technology

Latest advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including medical breakthroughs, space exploration, and new gadgets and software.

Windows 10 will start pushing users to use Microsoft accounts. How to turn it off.

Windows 11 has been out now for about two and a half years, but its predecessor, Windows 10, still dominates the operating system market. It’s pretty clear that when it comes to PCs, Windows 10 is the most popular operating system. That means many of you readers might very well know how annoying Microsoft’s prompts […]

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Robots can make jobs less meaningful for human colleagues

Much has been (and will continue to be) written about automation’s impact on the jobs market. In the short term, many employers have complained of an inability to fill roles and retain workers, further accelerating robotic adoption. The long-term impact these sorts of sweeping changes will have on the job market going forward remains to

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Enormous snake in ancient India was longer than a school bus

Another day in science, another massive, ancient snake discovery. Paleontologists in India have unearthed fossilized vertebrae from a snake that slithered around the sub-continent about 47 million years ago and may have grown as long as nearly 50 feet. The newly discovered, extinct species is named Vasuki inidicus, after the mythical serpent coiled around the

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Ancient ichthyosaur found on UK beach may be the largest marine reptile ever

Illustration of an Ichthyotitan severnensis carcass washed up on a beach Sergey Krasovskiy The 200-million-year-old fossilised remains of an ancient ichthyosaur, unearthed on a beach in south-west England, may be part of the largest marine reptile ever found. In 2020, amateur fossil hunters stumbled across a giant chunk of bone at Blue Anchor beach in

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The Download: American’s hydrogen train experiment, and why we need boring robots

Like a mirage speeding across the dusty desert outside Pueblo, Colorado, the first hydrogen-fuel-cell passenger train in the United States is getting warmed up on its test track. It will soon be shipped to Southern California, where it is slated to carry riders on San Bernardino County’s Arrow commuter rail service before the end of

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Dating culture has become selfish. How do we fix it?

If you’re single and extremely online, you’ll have noticed a particular disdain for dating right now, especially when it comes to dating apps. More specifically, you’ll have noticed that everyone is being the absolute worst.  Ask around and all the daters you know will likely echo sentiments of dating becoming a chore and matches exhibiting

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Screen Skinz raises $1.5 million seed to create custom screen protectors

Clay Canning had an idea while in high school: smartphone screen protectors that featured logos, right on the screen. He later connected with Rashaun Brown, who was working in sports and licensing at the time, and the idea for Screen Skinz was born. “We both understood the opportunity and complemented each other’s weakness,” Brown, the

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Gmail’s tabs are actually useful now that I’ve found this extension

I’ve always hated the fact Gmail only gives us five predefined categories — “Inbox,” “Social,” “Promotions,” “Updates,” and “Forum” — that we can’t customize. When the feature first launched in 2013, it felt like such an obvious omission I assumed Google would address it with a future update. But it’s been over 10 years, and

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EU criticizes Meta's 'privacy for cash' business model

The European Union doesn't think you should have to choose between giving Meta and other major players your data or your money. In a statement, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) stated that "consent or pay" models often don't "comply with the requirements for valid consent" when a person must choose between providing their data

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Our favorite cannabis vape and accessory brands are offering 20% off sitewide for 4/20

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › 4/20 is an unofficial holiday celebrating cannabis. You won’t find it on a calendar like you would Earth Day or National Park Week (celebrations of a different kind of green that happen around the same time).

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Ancient Maya burned their dead rulers to mark a new dynasty

An ornament found with the burned remains of royal people at a Maya temple Dr Christina T. Halperin Around 1200 years ago in a Maya city, the bones of several royal people were burned and unceremoniously discarded within the foundations of a new temple. These recently discovered remains may have marked a fiery political transition

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The great commercial takeover of low-Earth orbit

Other challenges include spaceflight-­associated neuro-ocular syndrome, which is a change in the structure and function of the eye, something researchers identified about 10 years ago. “We didn’t really see it with the shuttle, but as we started doing more and more station missions, we saw it,” Platts says. They have also identified small, structural changes

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Google Fires 28 Workers for Protesting Cloud Deal With Israel

Google fired twenty-eight employees Wednesday after they participated in protests against Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion cloud contract with Israel’s government that also includes Amazon. Workers at both companies have claimed the deal makes advanced technology available to Israel’s security apparatus that could contribute to the killing or harm of Palestinians in Gaza and the

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Netflix’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ trailer teases first ever adaptation of literary masterpiece

The teaser trailer for One Hundred Years of Solitude has arrived, giving us a glimpse at the first official screen adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez’s magnum opus. One Hundred Years of Solitude follows the Buendía family in Macondo, a fictional Colombian town founded by their patriarch Jose Arcadio Buendía (Marco González).

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India’s VerSe acquires Apple News+ rival Magzter

VerSe Innovation, the parent firm of Indian news aggregator app Dailyhunt, has acquired the popular digital newsstand platform Magzter, the two said Thursday. The Bengaluru-headquartered startup has fully acquired Magzter, a New York-headquartered firm that counted Singapore Press Holdings among its backers. VerSe didn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal. The acquisition of Magzter,

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