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Sherpa, a Spanish-language AI-based personal assistant, raises $6.5MWe’ve seen a big rise of apps and bots, and a lot of them have something in common besides being based on artificial intelligence and machine learning: they are written for English-speaking users. Now one of the more interesting personal assistant apps written primarily for Spanish speakers is announcing funding. Sherpa, a personal assistant app based out of Spain, has raised $6.5… Read MoreThiel says he decided several years ago to try to cripple GawkerEarlier today, we speculated that billionaire Peter Thiel may have secretly financed a lawsuit to put Gawker Media out of business owing to a series of antagonistic stories about him written by Gawker’s now defunct Valleywag site nearly a decade ago. Thiel has since talked with New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and confirmed that not only has he provided Hulk Hogan (legally… Read MoreCrunch Report | Xiaomi Unveils Their DroneMicrosoft lays off 1,850 people, Slack hits 3 million monthly users, Boom makes your music sound like its in surround sound, Xiaomi unveils their drone and Pokemon Go launches into Beta all this on Crunch Report. Read MoreSupercomputers supercharge NASA’s simulated storms and improve hurricane forecastsUnderstanding the complex order behind the apparent chaos of a tropical storm or hurricane is no easy task, but it’s worthwhile to try — such storms deal death and destruction globally, and the better we know them, the better we can prepare for them. Read MoreMeet the latest cohort of Acceleprise startups, and the apps they built to make work easierAcceleprise, a San Francisco-based accelerator for enterprise tech and software-as-a-service startups, held a Demo Day for its third cohort of companies today. The accelerator invests $50,000 into each startup admitted to its program via convertible note financing, taking approximately a 5 percent stake under a $1 million cap. It admits 8-12 companies per cohort, and invests out of a $3.5… Read MoreHow do you outsmart malware?The growth of data breaches in recent months and years is in large part because of the new generation of smart malware being developed on a daily basis. Malicious actors are constantly taking advantage of technological innovations and breakthroughs to devise new ways to flood the Internet with new malware that circumvent security tools, propagate within networks and siphon critical data for… Read MoreU.K. carrier Three says it will start trialling ad blocking next month with a 24-hour opt-in testBack in February, U.K. mobile carrier Three said it would start to offer on its network opt-in ad blocking technology from Shine, potentially reaching 30 million customers. Now the company is getting down to details: It will start to trial ad blocking in June in the U.K., with a 24-hour test for opted-in customers, the company said today. “We believe the current mobile advertising… Read MoreReddit launches image uploads, ditching alliance with ImgurReddit never let you upload images, until now. That could dismantle Reddit’s informal alliance with image-sharing community Imgur. That’s where Redditors would typically post their images or GIFs and then share the links on Reddit. The image uploading feature begins rolling out today with 50 Reddit communities, including Art, Aww, Food, Funny, Gifs and EarthPorn (pretty nature pics). Read More
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1 dead, 3 wounded after shooting at T.I. concert in New York
NEW YORK — One person died and three others were wounded after a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City where rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform, according to police.
The shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. ET Wednesday at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square.
A video from a concert attendee shows people in the venue running away from the stage, screaming and ducking for cover. The person who shared the video said he had "never been so scared in [his] life."
Police say a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach. They're hospitalized in critical condition. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg. Police say a fourth person walked into a hospital on their own. Read more...M...Google may 'shame' carriers and manufacturers into updating Android faster
Google may be taking a new tactic in persuading phone manufacturers and carriers to push out Android updates faster.
The company is considering a plan that would publicly "shame" device makers and carriers who don't keep up with the latest Android software updates, according to a new report in Bloomberg.
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Google has created a list that ranks smartphone manufacturers and carriers "by how up-to-date their handsets are, based on security patches and operating system versions," according to the report. Though the list has only been shared with Google's partners for now, the company is apparently considering making it public in the hopes of "shaming" the companies into doing a better job at keeping their customers'...Teacher's Facebook experiment on how to go viral... goes viral
What's the secret to going viral on the Internet? If you take a tip from an Australian teacher, it is to ask people nicely to share a handwritten note on Facebook.
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Paula Beare, a mathematics teacher from Toowoomba, Queensland, posted a letter on Facebook Friday. She needed to talk to her students about cyber safety, and wanted help from the millions of people on the social media platform.
"Next week I need to present to the Year 9 students about cyber safety and I wish to see how far this message will go based on my account's security settings," she wrote. "Please help me by sharing this message as far as you can." Read more...More about Facebook, Watercooler, and Austr...Ancient floppy disks are still used in U.S. nuclear computer system
Many government agencies, U.S. and international alike, have a reputation for sometimes using tools that are horribly out of date.
But according to a report from a congressional watchdog agency, a particularly vital arm of the U.S. government may be using the oldest tech you could possibly imagine
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According to a new report from the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO), at least one part of the U.S. Defense Department (DoD) still uses floppy disks in one of its systems.
What's a floppy disk you ask? Well, decades ago, instead of using USB sticks, data was transported between computer systems using a thin square plastic case that contained a magnetic disk (which is ...Famous actress Amber Heard files for divorce from famous actor Johnny Depp
LOS ANGELES — Show of hands: Who thought this Hollywood union was The One That Would Defy the Odds?
Amber Heard, very much a famous Hollywood actress in her own right, has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp, who ranks among the most famous of Hollywood actors, according to documents obtained by Mashable.
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Filed earlier this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Heard's papers (below) cite those trusty old irreconcilable differences. She indicates that she's seeking spousal support.
The Monday filing comes just a couple of days after Depp's mother, Betty Sue Palmer, died at 81. Depp's latest film, Alice: Through the Looking Glass, opens this we...Manchester United wants to sign Jose Mourinho, but Chelsea owns his name
Soccer whisperer Jose Mourinho is all but set to join the iconic club Manchester United as manager. But the deal's impending completion includes a very strange business wrinkle, according to multiple reports.
Mourinho doesn't even own the rights to his own name. That's right — Mourinho former employer, Chelsea FC, owns "Jose Mourinho," which complicates United's quest to sign Jose Mourinho.
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Both the BBC and The Independent report the rights to Mourinho's name are among the final hurdles in a deal that's otherwise nearly complete to bring him to Manchester United. Mourinho — as arrogant as he is brilliant — is considered by many to be the best manager i...Flume tells us how 'Tiny Cities' with Beck happened ... in pink board shorts
Flume's Skin is a sophomore album that doesn't disappoint, but rather exceeds the expectations the Australian producer set with his 2012 debut with an impressive list of vocalists including Tove Lo, Vince Staples, Vic Mensa, and AlunaGeorge.
Oh, and Beck too. No big deal.
Flume, whose real name is Harley Streten, premiered "Tiny Cities" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio station on Wednesday, two days before Skin's release.
The song begins as ballad of sorts with a sing-songy chorus before it's put into an electronic blender and transforms into something a little more befitting of the rest of Skin. Streten talked to us ahead of Skin's release about how it all happened. Read more...More about Flume, Beck, Music, and EntertainmentFather took teenage daughter out of state to marry her rapist
Going by his logic that "if you get them pregnant then you marry them," a father in Idaho reportedly took his teenage daughter to Missouri last year to marry her recently convicted rapist.
Keith Strawn was sentenced to a felony count of injury to a child Tuesday. He'll serve at least 60 days in jail on a suspended sentence of four years.
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Strawn took his then-14-year-old daughter to Missouri in August 2015, where he allegedly allowed his daughter to marry then-24-year-old Aaron Seaton, who had reportedly raped and impregnated her just two months before. Read more...More about Missouri, Marriage, Teen, Daughter, and Father
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'Miitomo' players are apparently abandoning Nintendo's appNintendo's first big foray into mobile gaming, Miitomo, boasts 10 million downloads, but it's more than a game -- it's a quasi social network that's apparently turning into a ghost town. It's generally understood that games see a big bump in players...Peter Thiel is the one behind Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuitConfirming rumors that had grown over the past few days, Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel admitted to the New York Times that he is financing Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Its Gawker blog published an article in 2007 titled "Peter Thiel is t...'Hitman' will take you to Morocco on May 31stWhere do you go after murdering the French fashion scene and defending the art of assassination in Italy? For Agent 47, the hired killer that defines the Hitman games, that's up to his handlers -- and on May 31st, they're sending him to Morocco.Google might name and shame slow-to-update Android vendorsGoogle has tried a few (mostly unsuccessful) strategies to get Android device makers updating their software in a timely fashion. Remember the short-lived Android Update Alliance? However, it might be trying something different: embarrassing those ve...Twitter reportedly disbands Commerce team behind its Buy buttonA couple of years ago Twitter slid into commerce by enabling a "Buy" button that would let users flow directly into the purchase process from an ad. Now, according to a report by Buzzfeed, the company has "curtailed" development on the button, and fo...SoundCloud Go is available to creators for $2 a monthWhen SoundCloud's long-rumored streaming service launched in March, the same rate applied to all users. The audio hosting site has been offering Pro plans to creators for quite some time, with the priciest Pro Unlimited tier including unlimited uploa...Florida man fined $48k for jamming cellphones while drivingThe Florida man who stashed a high-powered phone jammer under the passenger seat of his Toyota Highlander has been fined a cool $48,000 for disrupting cellular service on his daily commute to Tampa. According to the FCC's order to pay up, driver Jaso...'The Division' update arrives with some giant bugsThe Division's Conflict update is here, and it brings some big features for players eager to find new things to do. Great! Only... some of those features aren't working properly. Players are reporting that high value target missions aren't unlocki...
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Gett gets investment from Volkswagen in self-driving bid?
Another day, another ride-sharing investment. This time, the Volkswagen Group has announced its investing $300 million into Israeli-startup Gett. The investment marks Gett – formerly GetTaxi – as a potential dark horse in the ride-sharing race. See Also: Uber to kick off autonomous car test in Pittsburgh Volkswagen said it invested in Gett as part... Read more »
The post Gett gets investment from Volkswagen in self-driving bid? appeared first on ReadWrite.T-Mobile and Twilio pairing up to connect on IoT
Cloud communications platform Twilio has announced a new cellular network partnership with U.S. cellular giant T-Mobile, called Twilio Programmable Wireless, which will provide data, SMS, and voice communications to connected devices. Announced at SIGNAL, a developer conference on communications, the partnership expands Twilio’s platform to devices outside of Wi-Fi range, which require constant Internet service.... Read more »
The post T-Mobile and Twilio pairing up to connect on IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.Sri Lanka goes mega in smart city push
The south Asian island nation of Sri Lanka announced it is partnering with Siemens to transform its entire Western Province in one huge smart city. As reported by Money Control Sri Lanka signed an agreement to gain smart city expertise from Siemens, the German engineering and technology giant. Siemens will be contributing its smart city... Read more »
The post Sri Lanka goes mega in smart city push appeared first on ReadWrite.Are live drivers too scared to merge with self-driving cars?
We are seeing a steady growth in innovation across the autonomous car sector, but public perception towards self-driving is still very hesitant, according to a new study. The drivers that answered the survey, conducted by the University of Michigan, still prefer a car with no self-driving capabilities to a partial self-driving car or a fully... Read more »
The post Are live drivers too scared to merge with self-driving cars? appeared first on ReadWrite.Hologram’s new IoT platform now very real
Chicago-based startup Hologram has announced its cellular platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), which provides businesses with a cost effective way to design, create, and deploy IoT devices. Hologram claims to provide an end-to-end solution for businesses, with everything from connected hardware to cloud messaging services bundled into its cellular platform. See Also: Hitachi... Read more »
The post Hologram’s new IoT platform now very real appeared first on ReadWrite.Smart toothbrush Grush wins America’s Greatest Makers
The team at Grush, and their smart toothbrush, has won TBS’ “America’s Greatest Makers” reality competition show, taking home the $1 million grand prize. Grush makes brushing teeth – one of kids’ least favorite tasks and one of their parents’ most common pointed questions at bedtime – into a fun game. The toothbrush comes bundled with an interactive... Read more »
The post Smart toothbrush Grush wins America’s Greatest Makers appeared first on ReadWrite.Self-driving Chevy Bolt arrives in San Francisco
General Motors has arrived in San Francisco to test its own self-driving system, using a modified 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. It comes just weeks after GM’s $1 billion acquisition of Cruise Automation, a self-driving startup based in the testing city. Photos were published online showing two Chevrolet Bolt cars driving in San Francisco, both featuring sensors... Read more »
The post Self-driving Chevy Bolt arrives in San Francisco appeared first on ReadWrite.Do we really want to DIY our home automation?
New industry research from Icontrol Networks, the company behind the most widely-distributed connected home platform in the industry, has found exceptionally high satisfaction amongst customers who opted for a professionally installed smart home solution. Icontrol Networks’ DIFM (“Do it for me”) Smart Home Survey revealed more than 96 percent of respondents report they are very satisfied or satisfied with... Read more »
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White Students Rape Black Teen With Coat Hanger After Months Of Racist Taunting (VIDEO) | Addicting Info | The Knowledge You CraveA federal lawsuit filed against officials at Dietrich High School, located in Dietrich, Idaho, claims that coaches and other staff at the school contributed to an environment of racist bullying, which culminated in the vicious rape of a Black teen by three white students. …US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operationsThe U.S. Defense Department is still using — after several decades — 8-inch floppy disks in a computer system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation's nuclear forces, a jaw-dropping new report reveals.Clouds clouds and more clouds..During our recent road trip the sky was changing as rapidly as the terrain. These are but a few of the shots I took of various cloud formations,Hillary Clinton Solved A Problem Corporate America Canât Seem To FixA little more than a year ago, when Hillary Clinton officially launched her history-making campaign for the presidency, she did something else unprecedented. She hired Bernard Coleman as the campaign’s chief diversity officer. The 36-year-old is responsible for hel …
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Chrome 51 released with new APIs, including Credential Management API, more efficient page rendering; available for Windows and Mac, Linux coming soon (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Chrome 51 released with new APIs, including Credential Management API, more efficient page rendering; available for Windows and Mac, Linux coming soon — Google today launched Chrome 51 for Windows and Mac, promising that the Linux version will “ship shortly.”HTC confirms it has stopped manufacturing Google's flagship tablet, the Nexus 9 (Roger Cheng/CNET)
Roger Cheng / CNET: HTC confirms it has stopped manufacturing Google's flagship tablet, the Nexus 9 — HTC confirms it isn't making any more of the slates, and only a limited supply is available on the company's site. — by , Roger Cheng — The end of the Nexus 9 is nigh.Peter Thiel acknowledges he spent around $10M to fund a team of lawyers to help Gawker "victims" like Hulk Hogan sue the company, in act of "deterrence" (Andrew Ross Sorkin/New York Times)
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times: Peter Thiel acknowledges he spent around $10M to fund a team of lawyers to help Gawker “victims” like Hulk Hogan sue the company, in act of “deterrence” — A billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur was outed as being gay by a media organization.Canary Watch, EFF related site tracking NSA, FBI, other agency warrant requests, stops accepting submissions, monitoring canaries, says goals have been reached (Cooper Quintin/Electronic Frontier ...)
Cooper Quintin / Electronic Frontier Foundation: Canary Watch, EFF related site tracking NSA, FBI, other agency warrant requests, stops accepting submissions, monitoring canaries, says goals have been reached — We announced Canary Watch a year ago as a coalition project to list Warrant Canaries and monitor them for changes or removal.Home WiFi startup Eero raises $50M led by Menlo Ventures, expected in Best Buy stores this summer (Dan Primack/Fortune)
Dan Primack / Fortune: Home WiFi startup Eero raises $50M led by Menlo Ventures, expected in Best Buy stores this summer — Eero, the maker of home Wi-Fi devices that use multiple access points to improve coverage, on Tuesday will announce that it has raised $50 million in new venture capital funding.PayPal to discontinue mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire on June 30 (Chris Welch/The Verge)
Chris Welch / The Verge: PayPal to discontinue mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire on June 30 — PayPal is thinning the number of mobile operating systems supported by the company's flagship app down to just two: Android and iOS. The PayPal mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry …Magic Leap says it's integrating Twilio's services into the Magic Leap SDK and will give 10 devs early access (Jay Donovan/TechCrunch)
Jay Donovan / TechCrunch: Magic Leap says it's integrating Twilio's services into the Magic Leap SDK and will give 10 devs early access — By now, we've all heard about Magic Leap and its mysterious, cinematic, mixed-reality concepts that have companies like Google investing hundreds of millions of dollars into its activities and development.Salesforce to spend $400M on Amazon Web Services over next four years according to 10Q statement and sources (Barb Darrow/Fortune)
Barb Darrow / Fortune: Salesforce to spend $400M on Amazon Web Services over next four years according to 10Q statement and sources — We knew Salesforce and Amazon Web Services were getting cozy, ever since Salesforce's recent earnings call when its chief executive, Marc Benioff, effusively praised Amazon's cloud unit.
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Carnegie Mellon University Research Finds Flaws in 3D Printed TitaniumOf all the materials that have been formatted for 3D printing—particularly in the medical and aerospace industries—titanium has become the eye of the prize. Whether it’s used to produce a 3D printed... View the entire article via our website.The Largest Library in the World Begins 3D Scanning Its Massive Collection of Historical Texts and ArtifactsThe past few years have seen a radical shift in the use of 3D scanning and 3D printing technology from museums and how they use their digital assets. Using advanced 3D scanning technology isn’t a new... View the entire article via our website.Autodesk Memento Graduates from Beta Phase with Very Promising Start & New Name–ReMakeIt’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Autodesk Memento, previously in its beta phase but already playing an integral role in some very important projects, from allowing Dr. Louise Leakey to... View the entire article via our website.Incredible nScrypt Hybrid 3D Printer Takes Top Honors at RAPID 2016 Innovation Auditions CompetitionA trend that I find very pleasing is one showing up with increasing frequency in 3D printing and other technology-based trade shows and exhibitions. I’m talking about the innovation... View the entire article via our website.Ultimaker’s Cura 2.1 Open Beta Gets an Update — But Make Sure You Backup Printing Profiles Before You InstallLast month Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker released the long awaited 2.1 version of their popular Cura 3D printing software as an open beta. The software update included a ton of extra... View the entire article via our website.Materialise Helps Redesign and 3D Print Children’s Programming Toy–The Cubetto PlaysetMore and more often we see efforts to teach children coding at a young age by virtue of introducing fun programming languages to them. Part of this development is the far reach that the STEAM... View the entire article via our website.Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket Launch System & 3D Printed Rutherford Engine to Blast Off Later This YearLike many humans—and especially because I spend so much time writing on the subjects—I’m often inclined to float away in daydream mode thinking of the expansiveness of space, our travel there, and... View the entire article via our website.Hit Italian Crime TV Series ‘Gomorra’ Features Homemade 3D Printed GunsOne of the most successful TV series on Sky Atlantic right (for those who don’t know Sky is Rupert Murdoch’s European Satellite TV network) is the Italian crime TV series Gomorra, based... View the entire article via our website.
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Astronomers Find New Craters On Moon's Darkest RegionTwo new young craters on the moon were discovered by astronomers. Through the use of a technology that can see through the darkest side of the moon, researchers were able to identify such fresh craters.What Are The Mysterious Neanderthal Cave Rings?Neanderthals may have been far more sophisticated than previously believed. What do we know about a mysterious underground structure created by members of that species 176,000 years ago?Motorola Moto Z Play And Moto Z Style To Replace Moto X As Launch Date LeaksMotorola is preparing to launch two new smartphones in the near future according to a new leak. The Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style will reportedly launch on June 9 and replace the Moto X series.Marvel Launches A 'Captain America: Civil War' Version Of Black Panther For Mobile And PC GamesIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of Black Panther, Marvel announced the launch of a 'Civil War'-inspired version of the character in a few of its mobile and PC games.Online Conspiracy Theories May Hurt Efforts To Fight Zika VirusConspiracy theories and unscientific claims about Zika virus may hurt future programs involving Zika vaccine. Researchers say online information may mislead the public and render them uninterested in actions that aim to halt the spread of the disease.Verizon Rolls Out Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Update: Buh-Bye Bloatware, Google Play IssuesVerizon is now rolling out a software update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones, which gets rid of the download and update issues plaguing Google Play. The update also gets rid of bloatware by removing the Amazon Music app.Cloud Seeding Discovery Could Alter Climate PredictionsGlobal warming has increased temperatures around the globe since the start of the Industrial Revolution - or has it? New studies show how clouds and trees may have fooled planetary climate models.Air Pollution Heightens Risk Of Stillbirth During Third TrimesterThe plot - and air - thickens. A recent analysis strengthens the alleged link between air pollution and increased stillbirths risks during the 28th week of pregnancy or even later.
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Faraday Future Will Continue Cloning Tesla With Development Of A Bay Area Factory
After breaking ground on a billion dollar factory in Sparks, Nevada earlier this month, Faraday Future is now working a deal on a second facility in Vallejo, California. So—a Bay Area factory and a larger Nevada-based factory. Sound familiar? Oh yea! That’s Tesla’s deal.
Read more...Walking a Record-Breaking 3,346 Feet on a Slackline Over Mountains Is Truly Crazy
When you smash the previous world record of walking on a highline of 1,640 feet—by doubling it over, walking on the slackline for 3,346 feet, you are truly fearless. When you do it in the sweeping mountains of Aiglun, France and walk as if you’re not afraid to fall, extreme can’t even begin to describe you. That’s Danny Menisk and Nathan Paulin. Watch as they both pull off the incredible feat of slacklining for over a kilometer in the video below.
Read more...Stop Worrying About Spoilers--They Actually Help You Enjoy the Story More
It is a truth universally acknowledged that pretty much everyone hates spoilers. The internet was furious with former Detroit Tigers player Michael Sams for accidentally tweeting a major spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And this week we learned about a vengeful ex-girlfriend who deliberately spoils Game of Thrones for her former paramour each week.
Read more...Quentin Tarantino's Characters Enter and Exit Side-By-Side in This Entertaining Edit
Spoiler alert, obviously. Actually, are there really spoiler alerts when it comes to movies by Quentin Tarantino? Everybody knows that everybody dies. Room 237 made this really fun video of characters from all of QT’s films, like Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, showing their first and last appearances.
Read more...This Might Be the Reason Why Rio Can't Clean Its Shitty Water for the Olympics
It sounded too good to be true. Thanks to the Olympics, Rio’s trash-ringed, sewage-contaminated Guanabara Bay would transform into a pristine watershed as the premiere venue for rowing and sailing. But the cleanup effort never materialized in earnest, and earlier this year, the city said it would actually take 20 more years. A new investigation offers a very simple hypothesis for why the water stayed dirty: Someone stole the money.
Read more...The Game of Thrones Showrunners Sure Have a Sense of Humor About the Most Recent Death
The latest character killed on Game of Thrones (don’t worry, we won’t spoil it yet just in case) certainly caused a roller coaster of reactions. First was the shock, then the tears, followed by anger, acceptance, and eventually, memes. Now, the death is a pop culture staple and the creators are sorry.
Read more...New Luke Cage Set Pictures Give Us a Look at a Classic Comics Villain
Luke Cage will have some familiar friends and foes showing up when his own Netflix show begins later this year—and new set pictures give us our first, rather weird look at a one of those familiar foes in action.
Read more...Why Do Tiny Fruit Flies Have Giant Sperm?
Fruit flies have enormous sperm. This is a well known fact in the scientific community—so well known, in fact, that there’s a name for it: the big sperm paradox. But the massive, spermy problem has long confounded scientists, who couldn’t figure out why such a tiny creature needed such humongous baby batter soldiers. Until now.