Spy satellites are revealing Afghanistan’s lost empires

A satellite image shows a 17th century caravanserai.  DIGITALGLOBE, INC. Spy satellites are revealing Afghanistan’s lost empires For archaeologists, Afghanistan is virtually off-limits for fieldwork, as Taliban forces battle the Kabul government in far-flu...

Would you advise Trump on science? Survey examines attitudes of U.S. researchers

Donald Trump speaking at a campaign rally in Arizona in 2016, prior to being elected president. Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Would you advise Trump on science? Survey examines attitudes of U.S. researchers The policies of President Donald Trump have soured U....

Department of Energy broke law in blocking research funds, report says

Todd Griffith, a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, displays a wind turbine blade developed as part of a program funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.  Sandia National Laboratory/Randy Montoya/Flickr (CC BY-NC...

More haunting declassified scans of nuclear weapons test videos released

This week, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released another 62 declassified nuclear explosion test videos on the lab’s YouTube channel. These videos follow an earlier batch of nuclear test videos that were released by LLNL in March. The videos depict atmo...

More haunting declassified scans of nuclear weapons test videos released

This week, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released another 62 declassified nuclear explosion test videos on the lab’s YouTube channel. These videos follow an earlier batch of nuclear test videos that were released by LLNL in March. The videos depict atmo...

Dr. Seuss and Star Trek mashup comic isn’t fair use after all, judge says

A judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against the creators of Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!—a nearly page-for-page remix of the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and Star Trek. This decision reverses an earlier ruling. After receiving a new court filing, US District Judg...

Dr. Seuss and Star Trek mashup comic isn’t fair use after all, judge says

A judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against the creators of Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!—a nearly page-for-page remix of the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and Star Trek. This decision reverses an earlier ruling. After receiving a new court filing, US District Judg...

Bitcoin jumps another 10 percent in 24 hours to pass $19,000

Bitcoin’s price set a new record on Saturday as the virtual currency rose above $19,000 for the first time on the Bitstamp exchange. The gains came just hours after the currency crossed the $18,000 mark. Bitcoin’s value has doubled over the last three weeks, and it’s u...

Bitcoin jumps another 10 percent in 24 hours to pass $19,000

Bitcoin’s price set a new record on Saturday as the virtual currency rose above $19,000 for the first time on the Bitstamp exchange. The gains came just hours after the currency crossed the $18,000 mark. Bitcoin’s value has doubled over the last three weeks, and it’s u...

Meet the legislator trying to do something about video game loot boxes

It’s been a rough holiday season for video game loot boxes. The increasingly common in-game microtransactions (usually just a few dollars each) offer a small chance at ultra-rare upgrades, cosmetic tweaks, and a much larger chance at being packed with common junk. Games like Forza Motor...
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