Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bill Nye hosts modernized Telethon in support of National Parks

Image: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for National Park Service The National Park Foundation and Mashable joined forces on #GivingTuesday for a Facebook Live "View-A-Thon"to benefit America’s national parks and educate audiences about...

EFF battles misleading, sloppy, secret FBI warrants aimed at the Internet Archive and CREDO

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has disclosed that it has won two key victories for clients who'd received the FBI's notorious, gag-ordered National Security Letters -- a form of secret warrant that...

How to watch the $1.1 million ELeague ‘CS:GO’ Season 2 playoffs

Only eight Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams are left in ELeague Season 2: Team Dignitas, SK Gaming, Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Mousesports, OpTic Gaming, Virtus.pro and FaZe Clan. ELeague Season 2 is...

NASA food bars could feed astronauts on long space journeys

One of the NASA space food bars. Your average granola bar simply won't cut it for a Mars-bound astronaut. NASA food scientists are in the process of developing a new "food...

AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30

AT&T today officially unveiled its DirecTV Now live TV streaming service at an event held in New York City. The service, which is launching on November 30, was first announced earlier...

Teen arrested for ‘coke’ in Bali was only carrying crushed paracetamol

Australian Jamie Murphy has been released after the drugs he was allegedly caught with tested positive for paracetamol. An 18-year-old teenager detained in Bali, Indonesia, has been released after a bag...

Trump campaign attacks president-elect’s favorite social media tool

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after winning the South Carolina Republican primary. Donald Trump said Twitter, in part, helped him win the election. The president-elect used the...

DigitalGlobe’s new imaging satellite makes it to space

This morning, the United Launch Alliance sent an Atlas 5 401 rocket loaded with Digital Globe’s WorldView 4 satellite into space. The satellite will create a new pipeline for sending high...

Scientists gain a versatile, modern search engine with the AI-powered Semantic Scholar

Scientific papers come out with such frequency that keeping up with the literature is practically a full-time job for anyone at the cutting edge of a major field. Semantic Scholar is...

‘SNL’ has come a long way since Janet Reno’s dance party

Image: nbc screenshot Next to cowbells and Catholic school girl armpits, there are few mid-'90s SNL skits more beloved than "Janet Reno's Dance Party." The first U.S. female attorney general Janet...

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John Kerry joked that Harvard University graduates should learn Russian if they want a job in President Trump's White House.
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