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If you're into any aspect of STEMA, philosophy, ethics, or hacking, piracy, making, copyright law, open source, GNU/Linux, or the gothier side of the night then this is for you!

Powerful Radio Signal From Deep Space Appears to Be Repeating in a 16-Day Cycle

One of the defining characteristics of the mysterious deep-space signals we call fast radio bursts is that they are unpredictable. They belch out across the cosmos without rhyme or reason, with no discernible pattern, making them incredibly hard to s

sciencealert.com/periodicity-h

“What are some good introductions to current HTML and CSS for people?”

I just got asked this question, so I put together a guide to help point people in the right directions, with tools I use everyday: thomascannon.me/guides/modern-

#art #mastoart #comics #comicscamp #illustration #indieartists

NASA wants to grow a Moon base out of mushrooms

"Right now, traditional habitat designs for Mars are like a turtle — carrying our homes with us on our backs — a reliable plan, but with huge energy costs."

futurism.com/nasa-grow-moon-ba

This Strange Microbe May Mark One of Life’s Great Leaps

A organism living in ocean muck offers clues to the origins of the complex cells of all animals and plants.

nytimes.com/2020/01/15/science

Scientists used stem cells to create a new life-form: Organic robots

Straight out of the 1990s and the plot of Jurassic Park, a team of scientists have successfully created an entirely new life-form using stem cells derived from frog embryos. The new species is called a xenobot and it’s unlike anything else in nature. The researchers call it a “living robot” because, though it’s made entirely …

thenextweb.com/artificial-inte

New Bone-Eating Life Form Discovered in Bizarre Alligator-Corpse Study

How many bites does it take to get to the center of an alligator corpse? Bottom-feeders in the Gulf of Mexico have just found out.

From Discover on Google livescience.com/alligator-corp

that's why studying is so important: it is an enabler. maybe you don't know enabler of *what* just yet; but one day you will

Wow, FB and Google were explicitly condemned by Amnesty International: "Google and Facebook's insidious control of our digital lives undermines the very essence of privacy and is one of the defining human rights challenges of our era"

amnesty.org/en/latest/news/201

Mysterious Asteroid May Actually Be the Smallest Dwarf Planet in the Solar System

A new telescopic survey of Hygiea—the fourth largest object in the main asteroid belt—suggests it’s a dwarf planet, due to its surprisingly spherical shape.

From Discover on Google gizmodo.com/mysterious-large-a

Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate change. The new system can work on the gas at virtually any concentration level, even down to the roughly 400 parts per million currently found in the atmosphere.

techxplore.com/news/2019-10-ca

mathstodon.xyz/media/k8elpXxSs

Schumer proposes $462 billion car swap—gas for electric

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving Democrats' climate talk to where the rubber meets the road, proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade.

techxplore.com/news/2019-10-sc

mathstodon.xyz/media/frtWAzBlq

Fast food increases exposure to a 'forever chemical' called PFAS

Used in fast food packaging, the long-lasting chemicals can seep into food—and build up in our bodies.

nationalgeographic.com/science

Humans will not 'migrate' to other planets, Nobel winner says

Humans will never migrate to a planet outside of Earth's solar system because it would take far too long to get there, Swiss Nobel laureate Michel Mayor said Wednesday.

phys.org/news/2019-10-humans-m

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