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Advice from a real “Woman of NASA,” for kids who dream of working in science

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Advice from a real “Woman of NASA,” for kids who dream of working in science
If you don’t already have Lego’s new “Women of NASA” play set, you’d better hustle. The toy became a massive seller in the 24 hours following its release on Nov. 1, briefly selling out on Amazon. Parents are falling over themselves, rightly so, to expose their girls—and boys—to inspiring role models in a field where Read More

In a rare move, “Thor: Ragnarok” was made way longer (and funnier)

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on In a rare move, “Thor: Ragnarok” was made way longer (and funnier)
Movie studios usually slash a film’s runtime before it hits theaters. Longer movies mean fewer showtimes per day—and fewer potential box-office returns. No one wants to watch a movie that drones on and on, either. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was cut, as was Blade Runner 2049, and many other movies throughout film history. Read More

Is it time for Facebook, Twitter, and Google to become more American?

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This week, US Congress members accused Facebook, Twitter, and Google of being everything from hapless to stupid in a series of public hearings in Washington D.C. But Tom Cotton, the Republican senator from Arkansas, took things a step further, and called them traitors. Cotton lit into Twitter attorney Sean Edgett about the company’s refusal last Read More

Originally a dud, one of Nike’s bestselling shoes only exists thanks to a disobedient employee

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Originally a dud, one of Nike’s bestselling shoes only exists thanks to a disobedient employee
The Nike Huarache almost never existed. The shoe, made of a sock-like bootie encased in a supportive exoskeleton, was definitely unusual when Nike began showing around the prototypes in the early 1990s. Practically nobody placed orders, and Nike seemed to have little choice but to kill the idea. Lucky for Nike, one product manager didn’t Read More

Clothes made from a data-storing fabric will remember pass codes for you

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Clothes made from a data-storing fabric will remember pass codes for you
Fabrics that conduct electricity have been a fertile area of exploration for researchers. They’ve come up with textiles that can keep you warm with just the turn of a dial, or that power your phone with your normal movements. A team from the University of Washington has now developed fabric that can store data without Read More

Europe’s new super-charging network could encourage more people to buy e-cars

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Europe’s new super-charging network could encourage more people to buy e-cars
A group of car companies has taken an important step toward making electric cars a more viable option for consumers, by forming a joint venture to build hundreds of fast-charging stations across Europe. The consortium, Ionity, is made up of Ford, BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen (and VW-owned Audi and Porsche). At its launch today (Nov. Read More

Terrifying twitter concerns, car fatalities, and eight other stories you might have missed

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Terrifying twitter concerns, car fatalities, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. Rogue won The news moves at Internet speed and stories often depart our consciousness as fast as they flash over our screens, but few of us will forget where we were when, for eleven brief but glorious minutes, Donald Trump—the all caps king, the exclamation point potus—was deleted from Twitter; giving a us an Read More

Astronauts who take long trips to space return with brains that have floated to the top of their skulls

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Astronauts who take long trips to space return with brains that have floated to the top of their skulls
The vast majority of us spend our entire lives pulled down by gravity. Then there are astronauts. This small population of space travelers has given researchers a rare look at what happens to the human body when it’s able to spend significant amount of time outside the downward pull of the Earth.This week, a study Read More

The US Army deserter Trump wanted executed will serve no jail time

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The US Army deserter Trump wanted executed will serve no jail time
Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army sergeant who last month pleaded guilty to misbehavior before the enemy and desertion, has received a surprisingly light sentence from a military judge: dishonorable discharge. He had been facing life in prison for abandoning his Afghanistan outpost in 2009, a sentence Donald Trump had famously claimed would be too light. Read More

Liberia’s run-off election has been delayed by an electoral fraud case

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Liberia’s run-off election has been delayed by an electoral fraud case
Liberians will have to wait a little longer to choose their next president. More than two million Liberians went to the polls last month to pick a new leader with president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set to leave office. But the elections resulted in a run-off, slated for Nov. 7, between former soccer star George Weah Read More