Science Nerd Schools Tumblr User on Plague and Veganism

This thread was in response to this news of a couple in Mongolia who ate raw Marmot organs and subsequently died of Plague. The story itself is pretty tragic, but where i gets interesting is this tumblr user shooting down everyone’s knee-jerk reactions to the headline without actually reading the thing. In very tumblr fashion, the thread turned into a conversation about the realities of veganism, sort of like this tumblr post that called out vegans for not eating honey. 1 3 Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Why ICS security startup Dragos CEO puts a premium on people not profits

Written in its company’s handbook, there’s one rule for working at Dragos. “Don’t be an asshole.” “The first key to our success is our people and that we hire good people,” said Robert Lee, the company’s founder and chief executive, in an interview with TechCrunch. “I think building a successful team is about having a standard and saying that I expect you all to be adults and not need a million HR policies,” he said. Lee’s management approach revolves around his company’s greatest asset — his staff. With 125 employees, the company has seen rapid growth since its founding in 2016 but puts great importance on maintaining the company’s relaxed but productive culture. Lee said he doesn’t want to change …

Chinas largest chipmaker is delisting from the Nasdaq

The U.S-China trade war is increasingly influencing tech. Huawei has suffered a turbulent past week with key suppliers pausing work with the company, and now China’s largest chipmaker is planning to delist from the New York Stock Exchange. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) announced in a filing published Friday that it plans to delist next month ending a 15-year spell as a public company in the U.S. The firm will file a Form 25 to delist on June 3, which is likely to see it leave the NYSE around ten days later. SMIC, which is backed by the Chinese government and state-owned shareholders, will focus on its existing Hong Kong listing going forward but there will be trading options for …

Record number of flights in UK airspace

Many airlines ‘don’t allow’ CO2 offsetting How to reduce your carbon footprint when you fly – BBC News Climate change ‘may curb growth in flying’ EasyJet defends Champions League price rises The UK’s busiest airspace is over south-east England, where four of the country’s five main airports are. Nats’ head of service performance, Wendy Howard-Allen, said demand for air travel was “increasing all the time”. “We’ve been planning for this busy summer period for a number of months – preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” she said. “With many events coinciding at the end of May and in early June, it’s important to realise the impact this will have on air traffic.”

This robot learns its two-handed moves from human dexterity

If robots are really to help us out around the house or care for our injured and elderly, they’re going to want two hands… at least. But using two hands is harder than we make it look — so this robotic control system learns from humans before attempting to do the same. The idea behind the research, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, isn’t to build a two-handed robot from scratch, but simply to create a system that understands and executes the same type of manipulations that we humans do without thinking about them. For instance, when you need to open a jar, you grip it with one hand and move it into position, then tighten that grip as the other …

The 60 Most HILARIOUS Things Patients Have Said While Under Anesthesia

By Tyler Nix These hilarious stories from Ask Reddit are going to have you chuckling at your phone. By Tyler Nix 1. “Am I in hell?” I responded, “No you’re not, you’re just in recovery.” “…That sounds like something the devil would say. Count backwards from 100 to prove it.” 2. Patient was heavily sedated in ICU, nurse gave an enema. Half conscious response: “Honey you know I don’t like it that way.” 3. One patient stroked my unshaved arm while I was trying to keep him from pulling at his IV, and muttered, “You’d make such a great carpet.” 4. During my wisdom teeth surgery they were playing music, and Billy Jean comes on. I said, “Glad Michael Jackson could …

Ivanka Trump Gets ‘Internet Freedom Award,’ Twitter Critics Gobsmacked

Ivanka Trump, an adviser in an administration that slams journalists on the internet and threatens to use social media to  The first daughter touted her win on Twitter on Wednesday and retweeted others congratulating her as well. The extraordinary contributions to public policy and the internet economy,” related to her support for computer science education. repeal U.S. net neutrality protections, which had required internet service providers to treat all content equally. Net neutrality advocates warned that without those protections, it’s easier to block or slow certain content or charge consumers higher prices for broad, equitable access to information.   Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Italy’s new ruins: heritage sites being lost to neglect and looting

Overgrown and weathered, many historical monuments are disappearing as public funds for culture fail to match modern Italys inheritance Legend has it that the grotto hidden among the craggy cliffs on San Marco hill in Sutera in the heart of Sicily holds a treasure chest full of gold coins. In order to find it, three men must dream simultaneously about the precise place to dig. Treasure or no treasure, the grotto itself is an archaeological gem, its walls adorned with a multi-coloured Byzantine-esque 16th-century fresco depicting Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Saints Paulinus, Luke, Mark and Matthew. One of the first mountain oratories in the world, it was built by Basilian monks in the 9th century. But time has weathered …

‘Phenomenal’ 2,300-year-old bark shield found in Leicestershire

Archaeologists hail iron age object a marvellous, internationally important find An astonishing and unparalleled 2,300-year-old shield made of tree bark has been discovered in Leicestershire, the only example of its kind ever found in Europe. Archaeologists say the discovery of the shield, made between 395 and 250BC, has completely overturned assumptions about the weapons used in the age, sparking breathless reactions among experts of the period. This is an absolutely phenomenal object, one of the most marvellous, internationally important finds that I have encountered in my career, said Julia Farley, curator of British and European iron age collections at the British Museum. So often it is gold which grabs the headlines, but this bark shield is much rarer. The shield …

Tesla hires the ‘absolute unit’ meme guy to run its social media

A USC study concludes that cold offices are actually really bad for women's productivity.Image: Getty Images Women are more productive when they’re warm, a study concludes, confirming the complaints of chilly female employees everywhere.  While women’s gripes about frigid workspaces have long been dismissed as a sign of oversensitivity, a study published in PLOS ONE argues differently. The University of Southern California and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center had 543 students in Berlin perform tasks and steadily raised the temperature of the environment. Temperatures in each session varied in increments from 61 degrees Fahrenheit to 91 degrees Fahrenheit.  As the temperature increased, women’s performance did as well. Although men performed better at lower temperatures and worse at higher temperatures, …

This new 3D printer makes objects appear out of nowhere

Image: Illustration: Bob Al-Greene / Mashable Amazon has been conducting research that involves digital 3D “scans” of people’s bodies in exchange for a $25 Amazon gift card. The e-commerce giant is currently carrying out the image study at two different locations in New York City.  Mashable became aware of the research program after a staff member was targeted with an advertisement on Instagram. The ad led to an online form where would-be participants were able to sign up for a 3D body scan session. A screenshot of the signup page for the Amazon Body Labs imaging study. Image: amazon / screenshot The signup page for the study claims that Amazon  takes 3D scans, photos, and videos of study participants, both …

SpaceX reveals more Starlink info after launch of first 60 satellites

Last night’s successful Starlink launch was a big one for SpaceX — its heaviest payload ever, weighed down by 60 communications satellites that will eventually be part of a single constellation providing internet to the globe. That’s the plan, anyway — and the company pulled the curtain back a bit more after launch, revealing a few more details about the birds it just put in the air. SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk have been extremely tight-lipped about the Starlink satellites, only dropping a few hints here and there before the launch. We know, for instance, that each satellite weighs about 500 pounds, and are a flat-panel design that maximized the amount that can fit in each payload. The launch media …