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Natural variability has boosted Arctic sea ice loss

At least half of loss due to humans, but chance weather patterns piled on. Enlarge / The 2016 summer minimum extent was the second lowest on record—compared here with the median extent between 1981 and 2010. (credit: NASA Earth Observatory).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMar 20th, 2017

So long, gossip trolls — Yik Yak announces it is shutting down

Anonymous trolls may have a slightly harder time starting rumors and spreading gossip, particularly around college campuses, now that popular messaging app Yik Yak has announced its shuttering. The post So long, gossip trolls — Yik Yak announce.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 53 min. ago

Nissan"s new design chief on following a legend

After 30 years in Nissan studios around the world, Alfonso Albaisa has become Nissan's first non-Japanese head of global design. He's ready - even if it means laying down his pencil......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News4 hr. 53 min. ago

Doctor Who: Thin Ice review

Bill and the Time Lord tackle different types of serpents in a classic Who episode. Enlarge (credit: Jon Hall/BBC) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who. River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the e.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 45 min. ago

Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it

Antibiotic immunity is leading us into an age of unstoppable superbacteria, but one Oregon scientist has a plan to reverse the tide by rewriting bacterial DNA with a sophisticated new tool: PPMOs. The post Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 37 min. ago

Hackers Leak New Episodes of Orange Is the New Black and Claim More Leaks to Come

Netflix bingers received a weekend surprise when they woke up this morning to find the first ten episodes of the new season of Orange Is the New Black have allegedly been leaked to torrent networks. A hacker group has claimed responsibility and they.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News10 hr. 5 min. ago

NASA Launches Super Balloon To Detect Cosmic Particles From Near Space

"After seven unsuccessful attempts NASA has launched a stadium-sized balloon in Wanaka," reports the New Zealand Herald, adding that the super-pressure balloon will collect data from "near space" over the next 100 days. Reuters reports: The balloon,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 37 min. ago

Merriam-Webster Uses Apple Fans to Define "Sheeple" 

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary has been flirting with the thin line between cheekily relevant and irritatingly attention seeking lately. The evolving compendium of the English language has garnered headlines recently with its social media swipes at t.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platform bids users adieu

Anonymous trolls may have a slightly harder time starting rumors and spreading gossip, particularly around college campuses, now that popular messaging app Yik Yak has announced its shuttering. The post So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platf.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey

Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 21 min. ago

Star Trek Fan Forced to Surrender "ASIMIL8" License Plate for Being Offensive

A Star Trek fan in Canada has been forced to turn over his personalized license plate after people complained its message, ASIMIL8, was insulting to indigenous people.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News15 hr. 37 min. ago

Encrypted WhatsApp Message Recovered From Westminster Terrorist"s Phone

Bruce66423 brings word that a terrorist's WhatsApp message has been decrypted "using techniques that 'cannot be disclosed for security reasons', though 'sources said they now have the technical expertise to repeat the process in future.'" The Economi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 13 min. ago

EPA Officially Removes Its Climate Change Sub-site

Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted th.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News16 hr. 29 min. ago

Wikipedia Is Being Blocked In Turkey

Nine hours ago, Ilgaz wrote: The Turkey Blocks monitoring network has verified restrictions affecting the Wikipedia online encyclopedia in Turkey. A block affecting all language editions of the website [was] detected at 8:00AM local time Saturday 29.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 53 min. ago

‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ is the Nintendo’s first victory lap on the Switch

With the Switch an early success, Nintendo has a rare opportunity to take more ignored Wii U games on victory laps. The post ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ is the Nintendo’s first victory lap on the Switch appeared first on Digital Trends......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News17 hr. 5 min. ago

Computer Pioneer Harry Huskey Dies At Age 101

Big Hairy Ian quotes the BBC: Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr. Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) which first ran in.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 45 min. ago

The LEGO has landed: New set allows you to build the Moon rocket

If there’s a downside, like the Apollo program itself, this set comes at a high price. LEGO In 2014, Felix Stiessen and Valerie Roche proposed the idea for.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 53 min. ago

Two new turntables celebrate the 50th anniversary of an iconic Beatles album

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pro-Ject audio systems has released two new turntables modeled after the classic album. The post Two new turntables celebrate the 50th anniversary of an.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 13 min. ago

You’ll never sleep alone in this Cadillac Fleetwood hearse camper conversion

A low-mileage 21-year old Cadillac Fleetwood hearse converted into a motorhome is listed on eBay. The 20-foot vehicle has a custom paint job, solar energy package, and plenty of room to stretch out. The post You’ll never sleep alone in this Cad.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 13 min. ago

Let"s Talk About Google"s Crazy Year in Hardware 

Google needs to be in the hardware business. It’s infiltrated nearly all aspects of our lives to an alarming degree. It controls our emails through Gmail, knows where we go through Maps, has a list of every person we communicate with via Android, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News18 hr. 21 min. ago

First the Galaxy Note 7, now the Fitbit — wearable device explodes on customer’s arm

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist. The post First the Ga.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 21 min. ago