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U.S. Navy Documents Discuss Creating a ‘Spacetime Modification Weapon’

The U.S. Department of Defense spent close to half a million dollars—at least $466,810—on fringe science research, in the hopes of someday creating an aircraft that bends the laws of physics. That news comes via a new report from the War Zone, which r…

Doctors Studied People’s Last Moments of Life to Figure Out When Death Begins

New research suggests that doctors are, thankfully, skilled at correctly identifying a person’s time of death—a crucial aspect of ensuring healthy organs for donation. At the same time, the body can sometimes show flitters of cardiac activity even afte…

The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

Nestled in its latest earnings report, Tesla included images of its upcoming Model S refresh. The renders provide a sneak peek of the vehicle’s interior, showcasing a cockpit that’s more in line with the Model Y and Model 3, and that will also…

Apple reports $111 billion in quarterly revenue, shattering previous record

Many suspected the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 12 series would mean big things for the company’s financials — now we’re getting our first look at just how true that was. In its just-released Q1 2021 earnings, Apple reported raking in a total of $111…

Facebook predicts ‘uncertainty’ in 2021, blames upcoming iOS 14 update

Facebook’s business has boomed during the coronavirus pandemic, but 2021 might prove more difficult. The company cautioned in its latest earnings report that new privacy features in Apple’s iOS 14 update could contribute to a slowdown in adver…

Congressional Panel: We Have a ‘Moral Imperative’ to At Least Consider Building a Terminator

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, a congressional advisory panel—helmed by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt—has mulled whether or not the U.S. should deploy artificially intelligent autonomous weapons, and, after taking into ac…

Twitter User Hit With Criminal Charges for Memetic Voter Suppression in 2016 Election

If the online MAGA army wasn’t nervous before today, the Department of Justice just gave them a good reason to tighten their sphincters. In a surprising announcement, DOJ officials said on Wednesday that they’ve charged a prominent Twitter user with ta…

How Joe Biden Wins the Climate Messaging War and Fixes the Crisis

When President Joe Biden revoked the Keystone XL pipeline permit, Republicans responded by over-inflating job loss numbers and generally making stuff up. On Wednesday, though, the administration showed it won’t cede ground to the lies. Read more…

Amazon’s motorized Echo Show 10 goes on sale February 25th

Back at its fall hardware event last year, Amazon announced the Echo Show 10. And now it finally has a release date. You’ll be able to pick the company’s latest smart display on February 25th for $250. In case you need a refresher, the Echo Sh…

The 10 Best Deals of January 27, 2021

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