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15,000-Year-Old Viruses Discovered In Tibetan Glacier Ice

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ohio State News: Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most of those viruses, which survived because they had r.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJul 21st, 2021

BoxGroup closes on $255M across two funds to back startups at their earliest stages

BoxGroup has quietly, yet diligently, been funding companies at the early stage for over a decade. The 11-year-old firm in fact was the first investor in Plaid, a fintech company that nearly got sold to Visa last year for billions of dollars. It has.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 47 min. ago

Discovery of very red bodies in the asteroid belt that resemble trans-Neptunian objects

Two asteroids (203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia) have been discovered with a redder spectrum than any other object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The discovery was led by HASEGAWA Sunao, Associate Senior Researcher at ISAS JAXA, with an i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 48 min. ago

WISEA J052305.94-015356.1 may be an extreme subdwarf of T-type

By analyzing the data from various surveys, a British amateur astronomer has found that a recently discovered star, designated WISEA J052305.94-015356.1, may be a representative of a rare class of subdwarfs—an extreme subdwarf of the T spectral cla.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 48 min. ago

Death toll in central China floods rises to 302, dozens still missing

The death toll from floods in central China last month is at least 302 with dozens of people still missing, officials said Monday, after record downpours dumped a year's worth of rain on a city in just three days......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 48 min. ago

Russian Arctic warming leads to major ice loss

Glaciers and ice caps in two archipelagos in the Russian Arctic are losing enough meltwater to fill nearly five million Olympic-size swimming pools each year, research shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 48 min. ago

Banned Chinese Facial Recognition Technology Was Used in Search for US Protesters

Some protesters in Minnesota set a fire last year. But then the surveillance footage from that day "set off a nearly yearlong, international manhunt...involving multiple federal agencies and Mexican police. The pursuit also involved a facial recognit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 48 min. ago

To Fight Vaccine Misinformation, US Recruits an "Influencer Army"

The New York Times tells the story of 17-year-old Ellie Zeiler, a TikTok creator with over 10 million followers, who received an email in June from Village Marketing, an influencer marketing agency. "It said it was reaching out on behalf of another.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 48 min. ago

Amazon Now Employs Almost 1 Million People in the US - or 1 in Every 169 Workers

"Amazon now employs almost 1 million people in the U.S. — or 1 in every 169 workers," reports NBC News: Amazon has revealed for the first time the number of people it employs in the U.S., putting the figure at 950,000, according to the e-comme.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 16 min. ago

Best cheap home gym deals for August 2021

Stuck at home? This is might be the year to finally build that home gym you've been thinking of for years......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap Bowflex and fitness equipment deals for August 2021

Looking to start a home gym and get into shape this year? Bowflex fitness training equipment is the best in the market. Find all the best deals to get started......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

UK Pharmaceutical Firm Fined For Hiking Drug Price 6,000%

Slashdot reader Bruce66423 shares a report from the Guardian: The UK's competition watchdog has imposed fines of more than £100m on the pharmaceutical company Advanz and its former private equity owners after it was found to have inflated the p.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Is Remote Work Forcing Smaller Cities to Compete With Big Tech Salaries?

Remote working seems like a boon to smaller cities, Reuters reports: About 30 per cent of remote workers plan on moving, according to two recent surveys: an April poll of 1,000 tech workers by nonprofit One America Works and a June survey of 1,006 na.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap air conditioner deals for August 2021

Staying cool this year round doesn't have to burn through your savings. Just look at these air conditioner deals......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet

Greenland's ice sheet has experienced a "massive melting event" during a heatwave that has seen temperatures more than 10 degrees above seasonal norms, according to Danish researchers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Tech Companies Praised for "Pandemic Leadership", Vaccine Mandates

"America reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day spike since February," reports Business Insider. But when it comes to anti-Covid measures like vaccine mandates, America's technology companies have been "decisive trend s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

5 lessons from Duolingo’s bellwether edtech IPO of the year

Duolingo landed onto the public markets this week, rallying excitement and attention for the edtech sector and its founder cohort. The language learning business’ stock price soared when it began to trade, even after the unicorn raised its IPO pric.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Early Virus Sequences "Mysteriously" Deleted Have Been Not-So-Mysteriously Undeleted

"A batch of early coronavirus data that went missing for a year has emerged from hiding," reports the New York Times. (Jesse Bloom, a virologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, had found copies of 13 of the deleted sequences on Googl.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

A Pilot Reported Another "Possible Jet Pack Man" Near Los Angeles

ABC News reports: A Boeing 747 pilot near Los Angeles reported Wednesday night another "possible jet pack man in sight." It's the latest in a string of mysterious jet pack sightings near the City of Angels since last year. "A Boeing 747 pilot repo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Palit tells customers to avoid second hand graphics card used for mining

With Ethereum hovering around $2,300 per token and difficulty back to more than 7.0P, crypto-currency mining isn't as profitable as it was earlier this year. Mineable crypto alternatives are not much better than Ethereum, leading miners to sell some.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Yat thinks emoji ‘identities’ can be a thing, and it has $20M in sales to back it up

I learned about Yat in April, when a friend sent our group chat a link to a story about how the key emoji sold as an “internet identity” for $425,000. “I hate the universe,” she texted. Sure, the universe would be better if pe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021