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  • 11 days ago
    Current Event manix

    Ocean pollutants 'have negative effect on male fertility'

    Long-lived banned industrial chemicals may be threatening the fertility of male porpoises living off the UK. Polychlorinated byphenyls (PCBs) were phased out decades ago, but can build up in whales, dolphins and porpoises. Scientists say harbour porpoises exposed to PCBs had shrunken testicles, suggesting an effect on sperm count and fertility.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event manix

    This VPN giant is getting a major speed upgrade

    After introducing its new protocol NordLynx earlier this year, NordVPN is taking another big step to improve the speed of its VPN service by upgrading its servers. While the technology that powers VPN services can be a bit complicated at times, it's easy to understand the important role of servers when it comes to delivering a speedy connection. When a user connects to a VPN, they send and receive data through the VPN's server. However, if a server is overloaded with traffic, it can sl...

  • 1 month ago
    Achievement manix

    Judgement Say

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  • 1 month ago
    Review manix

    The 50 best games of 2020

    From big to small, we rank them all

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event manix

    The world is running out of sand, and you need to care

    You're probably thinking the same thing I was when I first heard of a global sand shortage: "I've seen massive deserts. How are we possibly running out of sand?" It's not a stretch to say that sand is the foundation of our cities. It's a key ingredient in the concrete we use to construct highways and buildings. We use it to make glass. It's even in the chips that power our phones and computers. We use 50 billion tons of sand every year. And it turns out that no...

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event manix

    Wyze announces $20 smartwatch with nine-day battery life

    Wyze, the smart home company best known for its range of budget internet-connected security cameras, has announced its debut smartwatch. The Wyze Watch will be available in two sizes — 44mm and 47mm — when it ships in the US in February 2021, and like the rest of the company’s lineup, it’s priced affordably at $20. Wyze’s announcement follows the release of the company’s first fitness tracker, the $25 Wyze Band, earlier this year.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event manix

    Famed Arecibo telescope, on the brink of collapse, will be dismantled

    National Science Foundation decides to decommission iconic radio observatory

  • 2 months ago
    Analysis manix

    Are You Afraid You're a Food Addict? It Could Be In Your Gut

    The bugs in your gut can make you crave more yumminess.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event manix

    Ken Jennings remembers 'deeply decent man' Alex Trebek in touching tribute

    Beloved "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek died early Sunday morning at the age of 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Celebrities were quick to share their condolences and fond memories of the television icon. Ken Jennings, who holds the record for 74 straight wins on the show, shared a fun photo of himself and Trebek taking a selfie.

  • 3 months ago
    Current Event manix

    Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee...

  • 3 months ago
    Current Event manix

    Murderer who tackled London Bridge attacker with narwhal tusk to have sentence reduced

    The murderer who helped disrupt the London Bridge terror attack by confronting Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk while on day release will see his sentence reduced. Steven Gallant, who was praised for risking his life to stop the attack, has been granted the royal prerogative of mercy, an extremely rare case of absolution for a convicted murderer.

  • 3 months ago
    Current Event manix

    Elon Musk says SpaceX's 1st Starship trip to Mars could fly in 4 years

    SpaceX is almost ready to start building a permanent human settlement on Mars with its massive Starship rocket. The private spaceflight company is on track to launch its first uncrewed mission to Mars in as little as four years from now, SpaceX's founder and CEO Elon Musk said Friday (Oct. 16) at the International Mars Society Convention.

  • 3 months ago
    Analysis manix

    NBA Finals Ratings Hit Rock Bottom

    How worried should the NBA be about Lakers-Heat drawing the fewest viewers ever for the NBA Finals?

  • 3 months ago
    Current Event manix

    'Billions' Renewed for Season 6 on Showtime as Corey Stoll Becomes a Regular

    Showtime is bringing back Billions for a sixth season that will feature more of Corey Stoll, a season five guest star who has been upped to series regular.

  • 4 months ago
    Current Event manix

    Cryptocurrency Whales: How They Affect the Market

    Several factors within the cryptocurrency market are essential determinants of their outcome. Some of them are volatility, demand, regulations, media presence, listings, technological advancements, etc. One that most people do not account for is the crypto whales. Over the past couple of months, the number of crypto whales has been rising as more people get into cryptocurrency trading. Due to the availability of more cryptocurrencies, professional traders can earn more coins presenting the oppor...