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  • 8 days ago
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    Watch a black hole tear a star to bits in epic new animation

    The awesome spectacle of a black hole ripping a star to shreds can be seen in this striking new visualization from the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a particle accelerator lab in Hamburg, Germany. Such events are known as stellar tidal disruptors, and they are fairly rare, occurring just once every 10,000 years in a typical galaxy, according to NASA. Stars are typically flung toward a ravenous black hole after interacting gravitationally with another star or massive object...

  • 12 days ago
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    Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Says 'Bitcoin Will Always Be the Gold,' Citing Interest From 'All Kinds of Institutions'

    Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful, says “Bitcoin will always be the gold,” outperforming other cryptocurrencies, such as ethereum, in the long run. He said “there are interests being brought out of all kinds of institutions” for bitcoin.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Jim Ryan says PlayStation has been ‘quietly investing’ in PS5 exclusives

    Speaking to Nikkei (paywall, translated by VGC), the PlayStation boss said the company has been “quietly” investing in the creation of first-party software, and that it could pursue further M&A opportunities to bolster its in-house development capabilities.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Need a New Tooth? Drug Discovered to Regenerate Lost Teeth

    The tooth fairy is a welcome guest for any child who has lost a tooth. Not only will the fairy leave a small gift under the pillow, but the child can be assured of a new tooth in a few months. The same cannot be said of adults who have lost their teeth.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Donald Trump hit with $1 trillion lawsuit over massive COVID-19 death toll in US

    Arnett Thomas is a convicted murderer who had spent two decades in prison before being released in 2000. Now 71-years-old and living in government housing, the New Jersey resident is suing Donald Trump over the massive death toll from coronavirus, NewJersey.com reports.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Urbanista says its solar-powered headphones can basically play endlessly

    Audio brand Urbanista is looking to bring an end to the problem of wireless active noise cancellation (ANC) headphones running out of power. The company claims the Powerfoyle solar cell material used on the Urbanista Los Angeles headphones can charge the battery with any kind of light, not just solar. The idea is that you'll get "virtually infinite playtime."

  • 1 month ago
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    DMX remains in New York hospital after apparent heart attack

    DMX remains at a hospital in White Plains, New York, where he was rushed late Friday night after suffering a heart attack. The rapper's longtime New York-based lawyer Murray Richman told The Associated Press on Saturday evening that the 50-year-old hip-hop star was on life support but said he could not confirm reports that DMX overdosed on drugs and was not sure what caused the heart attack.

  • 1 month ago
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    Man buys iPhone 7 online, receives table instead

    We’ve all been there. You eagerly place an order for a new iPhone online, then eagerly wait by the door for its arrival, only to have your fun ruined when it turns out that your new iPhone is, in fact, a table. OK, so we’ve not all been there. But an unnamed Thai man apparently has, after he bought what he thought was a cheap iPhone 7 that turned out to be a novelty desk.

  • 1 month ago
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    B.C. boy permanently brain damaged after eating lettuce contaminated with E. coli

    E. coli outbreaks used to mainly be linked to hamburgers, but the last decade has seen recall after recall of tainted romaine lettuce coming into Canada from the United States. At least seven people have died, and hundreds have been sickened or hospitalized in both countries. Toddler Lucas Parker was one of them.

  • 1 month ago
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    U.S. solar industry comes ‘roaring back,’ breaks multiple records in 2020

    Despite all the challenges of 2020, the U.S. solar industry broke several records. The U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, found that the industry installed a record 19.2 GW of capacity last year. That was a 43% increase from 2019 and bested the market’s previous annual record of 15.1 GW set in 2016.

  • 1 month ago
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    NASA astronauts in space talk coronavirus and more with the CDC

    Although orbiting astronauts are safely isolated on the International Space Station, the coronavirus has still impacted spaceflyers, according to a conversation between NASA astronauts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • 1 month ago
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    Yellen Says Biden Administration Undecided on Wealth Tax

    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that the Biden administration hasn’t decided whether to pursue a wealth tax, but will likely issue proposals to address the swelling federal budget deficit.

  • 2 months ago
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    GOP struggles to define Biden, turns to culture wars instead

    President Joe Biden and the Democrats were on the brink of pushing through sprawling legislation with an eyepopping, $1.9 trillion price tag. But many Republican politicians and conservative commentators had other priorities in recent days. A passionate defense of Dr. Seuss. Serious questions about the future of Mr. Potato Head. Intense scrutiny of Meghan Markle.

  • 2 months ago
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    What would a second season of WandaVision even look like?

    Back when HBO’s Watchmen wrapped in 2019, Polygon staffers jumped into a response conversation about the show’s future. That series ends on a pregnant moment, with an open question about one character that could be left as a standalone “The Lady, or the Tiger?” moment, or could be spun up into its own followup story. The question, though, wasn’t “Will there be a season 2 of Watchmen?” so much as “Do we even want a second season of Watchmen?”

  • 2 months ago
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    Farmers ask for 'right to repair'

    Legislation backed by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group would require farming equipment manufacturers to make software required for repairs available to consumers for purchase. House Bill 3061, introduced as the "Digital Right to Repair Act" in February by Democratic Rep. Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg, would mandate that manufacturers, by 2022, provide farmers with the same diagnostic materials available to official repair providers.