NASA has announced the discovery of a massive meteorite impact crater hidden deep beneath the Greenland ice.The crater measures over 19 miles wide and 1,000ft deep, making it one of the top 25 largest impact craters on the planet.The discovery was made by a team of researchers led by the University of Copenhagen’s Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.The crater is buried more than half a mile under ice in Greenland, according to NASA.Data from the space agency was used in the discovery, which took place in 2015 followed by three year of verification.To put it in perspective, NASA says the crater is bigger than the Capital Beltway in Washington.
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With a new live-action series focused on Loki (Tom Hiddleston) headed to the new Disney+ streaming service, Marvel fans are pondering what other superhero series could be on the horizon.She-Hulk -- When lawyer Jennifer Walters gets an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin Dr. Bruce Banner, she ends up getting a milder case of his Hulk condition.The lawyer-by-day, vigilante-by-night angle worked well for the Marvel character Daredevil in the hit Netflix series, so why not She-Hulk?In the comics, She-Hulk was also a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Defenders and S.H.I.E.L.D.Black Widow -- Natalia "Natasha" Romanova/Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson in the MCU) was a Russian spy and adversary to Iron Man.Even the real-world 19th-century Dahomey Warriors -- the all-female military regiment who inspired the Dora Milaje -- are getting a TV series.
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Well, this week it finally announced who had "won" and the decision has left pretty much everyone fuming.One exception was Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop who tweeted that he felt like "this entire Amazon process was a big joke just to end up exactly where everyone guessed at the start."Calling himself a "sap", Schafer railed that Amazon had "managed to orchestrate a sophisticated PR and marketing campaign that engaged pretty much all of North America, all to get offers of tax breaks and free stuff from cities and regions."Now, he reckons, everyone was simply "played" by the ecommerce giant.And it will split its resources equally between them.But, of course, it will still take advantage of the tax breaks that it was offered for a project that city managers thought would be twice the size.
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A growing wild monkey population in central Florida has experts on edge, as these primates are carriers of the dangerous Herpes B virus that can cause severe brain damage and even death in humans.The rhesus macaques monkeys found in Silver Spring State Park, located in the central part of the Sunshine State, could likely nearly double by 2022, scientists recently wrote in the journal Wildlife Management.Currently, the population is about 300, National Geographic reported.DOG IN GEORGIA FOUND DUMPED INSIDE TRASH CAN NEAR HIGHWAY, RESCUE CENTER SAYSThe monkeys — which are native to south and southeast Asia — have made their home in the state park since the late 1930s, when six rhesus macaques monkeys were allegedly released by a boat operator who was hoping to use the monkeys to start an exotic attraction, according to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.At least 30 percent of the primates at the park are carriers of the Herpes B virus, National Geographic reported, citing the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's announcement earlier this year.
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The US Army recently revealed it would be starting its own esports team in an effort to reach out to all the kids out there who play the games and apparently show them you can still with at battle royale while you’re training for an actual battle.The people involved in the team say the actual players aren’t going to be recruiters.Staff Sergeant Ryan Meaux, a member of the team, said during a Reddit AMA:Members of the eSports and Functional Fitness outreach teams are not recruiters.They will be in a support role to help young people see Soldiers in a different light and understand the many different roles people can have in the Army.They will help the Army address the growing disconnect with society.
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Late Marvel legend Stan Lee enjoyed the heck out of his movie cameos, in which he played everyone from Larry King to an oblivious librarian.News of Lee's death this week saddened fans, but since several Marvel movies are already in the pipeline, and because Lee filmed more than one cameo at a time, audiences will still get to see a few more.Marvel didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Variety he's keeping the details as secret as a costumed hero's true identity."I'm not going to tell you (details about remaining cameos) specifically," Feige said, "but Stan always appreciated a good surprise."Still, some details are out there.Lee will be seen in Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse this year, and in 2019 he'll appear in Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, The Wrap reported.
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Cutting your social media time to around 30 minutes a day could reduce loneliness and depression, according to a study published last week in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.For the study, 143 undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania were randomly split into two groups: one in which they limited their time on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to 10 minutes on each platform per day, and another in which they continued to use social media like they normally would for three weeks.The group that cut back their social media time had significant decreases in loneness and depression, compared to the group that used social media as usual.One benefit that both groups saw was a decrease in anxiety and fear of missing out over the baseline, suggesting there could be a benefit to more self-monitoring, the study said.Sixty-eight percent of US adults use Facebook, and around three-quarters of those people go on the site every day, according to Pew.Younger Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 have especially high use of a range of social media platforms.
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As far as smartphones go, this device is significantly different from its most immediate predecessor.Both the 6 and 6T have a set of cameras on their back: 16MP with f/1.7 aperture and OIS and a 20MP camera used mainly for depth sensing, and both front-facing cameras are 16MP with f/2.0 aperture.The OnePlus 6 has a standard headphone jack, while the OnePlus 6T relies on its USB-C port and a dongle (included in the box).The S6 has a bigger battery at 3,700mAh compared to the 6’s 3300mAh.Of the lack of a standard headphone jack on this device, I’m still not a super big fan.I listened to an album like the newest Tenacious D, an album with a lot of variety of sound – whispers, talking, yelling, acoustic guitar, heavy metal, and such.
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Diamonds might look good on fingers, but you might also find them on hardware soon.Dust Identity, a startup that's trying to use diamond dust to mark objects, launched on Wednesday and said it has secured $2.3 million in seed funding from investors Kleiner Perkins, New Science Ventures, Angular Ventures and Castle Island Ventures."Lack of hardware integrity can have a devastating impact on many levels," said Ophir Gaathon, CEO and co-founder at Dust Identity, in a release."We help enterprises and governments to prevent hardware tampering and data breaches."The Boston-based company's tech, Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), uses an invisible thin layer of coating made of tiny diamonds on the surface of products during the manufacturing stage, which can substitute for serial numbers or a barcode or QR code.Workers can use optical scanners and a cloud-based data tracking system to ensure products' authenticity.
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Ford has announced a new collaboration with Walmart to explore the use of autonomous vehicles for goods delivery.The delivery service itself would be made possible by Postmates, according to Ford, which has worked with the companies to establish a pilot program.Walmart’s existing delivery service is expected to cover 800 stores by the end of the year.Though goods delivery services aren’t yet available in most cities, an increasing number of companies are exploring the service as a way to target customers who may otherwise choose an online retailer like Amazon.Walmart is one such company — it has worked on different technologies over recent years, including a self-serve pickup destination.In a statement today, Ford revealed that it is working with Walmart and Postmates on self-driving goods deliveries using its vehicles, Walmart’s stores, and Postmates’ delivery infrastructure.
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Google is working on a fix for a Pixel 3 messaging bug, after some owners complained that SMS texts have been unexpectedly disappearing.The glitch is the latest in a string of complaints about Google’s 2018 Android flagships, which have most recently received an update enabling the Night Sight feature in the camera.Still, new photography features are all well and good, but it’s even more important to get the basics right.That’s where some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners have been encountering headaches, as Android Messages randomly causes their conversations to vanish.The problem has been widely reported on Reddit, with Android Police gathering up several cases where owners of the two smartphones encountered the issue.Some users have just found individual messages have disappeared, while others claim entire conversations have been removed.
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Watch the video above to learn what the training is like, which includes lectures, a virtual simulator, and an obstacle course.Narrator: What if instead of your mom's Ford Focus, your driver's test was parallel parking this?Parallel parking is just one part of the two-week training that New York City firefighters go through.The training includes lectures, written tests, a virtual driving simulator, and, just as you might expect, an obstacle course.From the first day, firefighters are behind the wheel, but they aren't ready to drive on city streets yet.Mike Jackson: One of the specific things we work on on the EVOC course is when we're maneuvering through the barrels, is we're lining up, let's say, our rear wheel tire.
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Astronomers have discovered a frozen super-Earth in the second closest star system to Earth that might resemble the famous snowy world from the Star Wars universe.The planet orbits Barnard's star, which is just six light-years away and the closest single star to us.(The three-star Alpha Centauri system is closer at just over 4 light-years and includes the closest known planet beyond our solar system, Proxima b.)The find makes it even more clear that most of the stars we see in the night sky probably have at least one world circling them, increasing the likelihood we aren't alone in the vast universe.Ribas is lead author of a report outlining the new discovery published Wednesday in the journal Nature.The newfound globe is called Barnard's star b, or GJ 699 b, and is a little more than three times the mass of Earth with a surface temperature of -150 Celsius (-238 Fahrenheit).
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have traded insults and barbs over the years.It's always seemed to be about business, and not personal.But apparently something that Cook said earlier this year "infuriated" Zuckerberg.Earlier this spring, Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a very public manner related to its privacy scandals and the Cambridge Analytica affair.Zuckerberg called Cook's criticism "extremely glib," and apparently he was seething behind closed doors.The zing earlier this year that might have upset Zuckerberg came during an interview on MSNBC.
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The numbers show widening losses and slowing growth as the ride-hailing giant races towards a public stock offering.The numbers show widening losses and slowing growth for the ride-hailing giant as it races towards an IPO as soon as next year.Here are the important numbers:Revenue: $2.95 billion, up 38% from the previous year.Adjusted net loss: $939 million, up 38% from the previous quarter.Gross bookings: $12.7 billion, up 34% from the previous year.
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If there's one thing that's become clear over the past few years, it's that Tesla CEO Elon Musk's level of disregard for the rules would give Walter Sobchak a coronary.It should come as no surprise then that his latest head-scratcher of an idea, the Tesla-branded tequila Teslaquila, is raising some eyebrows in Mexico, Reuters reported Monday.Musk's latest venture has ruffled the feathers of Mexico's Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT), the body that determines what can and cannot be called tequila.The rules concern things like how and where it's made, and according to the CRT, the name "Teslaquila" might confuse buyers.Specifically, the CRT mandates that in order for a product to be called tequila, it must be explicitly made from "Agave Tequila Weber Blue Variety" in the regions of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit or Tamaulipas.It's unclear whether Musk would adhere to those requirements at all, or get a certified and recognized tequila maker in one of those areas to produce the spirit for Teslaquila.
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When you’re on the run, and you just need to quickly print some photos, you’re going to want to look at the best portable printers.You can forget about printers being big, bulky and beige devices that need 20 different wires.Many have wireless connectivity, allowing you to print from almost any device without having to worry about trailing cables everywhere.With this guide, we’ll show you all the best portable printers you can buy today, and or very own price comparison tool will help you take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to find the best price.Print speed: 8ppm | Paper sizes: Letter, legal, A4 | Resolution: 300 x 300 sheets | Connectivity: USB 2.0; Bluetooth Ver.2.1+EDR SPP, BIP, OPP, HCRP and iAP(MFi) Supported | Dimensions: 10.04 x 2.17 x 1.18 inchesThis handy portable printer allows you to print full page A4 documents while on the go, and is small enough to easily fit in a briefcase or shoulder bag.
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Hours before Amazon officially announced its HQ2 development was coming to New York City, incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the expected plan as an example of corporate welfare."Amazon is a billion-dollar company," she tweeted Monday night."The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here."Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat who will represent the Bronx and Queens, was part a quick and vocal backlash against HQ2, a massive development project that Amazon said Tuesday would be split between Long Island City in New York's Queens borough and Crystal City outside Washington, D.C.After news of the official announcement leaked, New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer sent out a statement Sunday saying they have "serious reservations" about the deal, adding: "We were not elected to serve as Amazon drones."Now, after a year of weighing where to go, Amazon will have to find ways to build relations with the residents, local elected officials and workers in its new HQ2 cities, not just the folks who signed the deal.
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In 2015, researchers created a new map of the continent's bedrock, which is normally obscured by thousands of feet of ice.When an international team of scientists studied that map, they found a 16-mile-wide, bowl-like depression — it looked like a giant asteroid impact crater.The scientists wanted to be sure, though, since this would be the one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth.So they shored up evidence for the claim over the next three years.In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, the team reports that there is indeed a crater, which was made by a half-mile-wide iron asteroid slamming into Greenland between 12,000 and 3 million years ago.Here's how the group made this remarkable discovery — and why it should worry us today.
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CPU slingers insist existing defenses will stop attacks – but eggheads disagreeComputer security researchers have uncovered yet another set of transient execution attacks on modern CPUs that allow a local attacker to gain access to privileged data, fulfilling predictions made when the Spectre and Meltdown flaws were reported at the beginning of the year.In short, these processor security flaws can be exploited by malicious users and malware on a vulnerable machine potentially to lift passwords, encryption keys, and other secrets, out of memory that should be off-limits.The bit boffins responsible for uncovering these latest vulnerabilities – Claudio Canella, Jo Van Bulck, Michael Schwarz, Moritz Lipp, Benjamin von Berg, Philipp Ortner, Frank Piessens, Dmitry Evtyushkin, and Daniel Gruss, from Graz University of Technology, imec-DistriNet at KU Leuven, and the College of William and Mary – include some of the same computer scientists who discovered the original Spectre and Meltdown weaknesses.Where Spectre exploits branch prediction to gain access to transient data, Meltdown bypasses the isolation between applications and the operating system by evaluating transient out-of-order instructions following a CPU exception to read kernel memory.Previously, there were five publicly disclosed Meltdown variants: Meltdown-US (Meltdown), Meltdown-P (Foreshadow), Meltdown-GP (Variant 3a), Meltdown-NM (Lazy FP), and Meltdown-RW (Variant 1.2).
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