Category: News

Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Apple popularized the virtual assistant concept in 2011 when it introduced technology called Siri in its iPhones. About three years later, Amazon debuted the Echo, a speaker packed with microphones…

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is Probably Making Up This Crap About Alexa Ordering a Batman Toy

Image: Screengrab via TwitterOn Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used her official government Twitter account to complain that her two-year-old had allegedly ordered a $79.99 action figure…

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This Bird-Like Dinosaur Featured a Stunning Rainbow-Colored Mane

Illustration by Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum, for UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences.Introducing Caihong juji, a tiny, Jurassic-era dinosaur that lived 161 million years ago in what is now…

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The Expanded Universe Story That Led to Lucasfilm Re-Writing Star Wars Canon

Image: Del Rey. Vector Prime cover art by Cliff Nielsen.The acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney in 2012 eventually brought with it a huge change for Star Wars fans: The dissolution…

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The 100 Biggest, Most Important Pop Culture Moments of the Last 10 Years: #81-100

If you’re a nerd, the last 10 years have been astonishing. Over the last decade, nerds have conquered pop culture. Superheroes dominate theaters and TV networks. We get a new…

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Report: China Plans to Root Out Crypto Platforms Offering ‘Exchange-Like Services’

A man passes a bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong on December 21st, 2017. Photo: APThe Chinese government is continuing to intensify its crackdown on the cryptocurrency market, Bloomberg reported, and…

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Massive Diamond Discovered in Lesotho Is World’s Fifth Largest

Image: Gem DiamondsWorkers at Lesotho’s Letšeng mine have discovered an absolute whopper of a diamond, rated at 910-carats. Roughly the size of two golf balls, the precious gem has an…

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The Tricky Science of Brain Surgery on an Adorable Fur Seal

Ziggy Star, a northern fur seal, undergoes brain surgery. Image: Mystic AquariumDespite the cold, Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut was full of visitors on New Year’s Eve. But one popular…

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Scientists Develop Important Tool for Connecting Poo Bacteria to Health

Your poop is a living forest. Seriously! Hundreds of species of microbes thrive inside of you, helping you to live your best life. Everyone’s microbiome differs—yours from your neighbors’, and…

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Watch the Most Patient Person on Earth Reconstruct Shredded Money Using Tweezers

GIF Do you love puzzles? Probably not as much as conceptual artist Martin John Callanan does. This mind-numbing, 11-minute timelapse shows him spending an entire work day painstakingly reassembling a…

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