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Amazon is studying self-driving vehicles. The goal (probably): Amazon's own fleet of self-driving vehicles to speed delivery. Pretty soon, no more need for UPS or FedEx.
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Incubators and ventilators are invaluable when treating extremely premature infants, but they’re a far cry from the cozy confines of a mother’s womb. In an effort to create an environment that more closely approximates the real thing, researchers have now developed an artificial womb that could dramatically reduce…
Chain mail was an essential tool for medieval warriors hoping to avoid a quick (or slow) death by a sword. But NASA engineers hope a similar material, with a few modern upgrades, could prove to be just as useful for spacecraft and astronauts looking to survive the rigors of outer space.
Whether you want to strike out on your own on the app store or start a career in software engineering, you're going to need to learn to code. Today, SkillWise is offering up ten beefy courses that will help you navigate the fundamentals of modern programming.
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Back in February, Apple excitedly told the world that its first original series, the Carpool Karaoke spin-off, would be launching in April. Now, according to Reuters, the premiere has been pushed back until “later this year.”
A new show from National Geographic will focus on the life of Albert Einstein, showcasing him as both an older and younger man, and with an eye towards his personal life -- not simply his scientific endeavors.
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If you’re not sure exactly where you want to go on your next vacation, or you know where but are flexible on when you go, this interactive map uses 10+ years of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data to show you what the weather will be like. This first step in travel planning makes sure you’ll…
Spicy food is the best food, but between the painful capsaicinoids, the bloating from drinking too much water, and the inevitable sweating, spicy food can also be uncomfortable to eat. Here are some tips to enjoy the spice without the bloating, sweat, and tears.
Wireless headphones are rapidly becoming a necessity in our dongle-tangled gadget universe, but the options are endless. We set out to find a pair of high-quality, wireless on-ear headphones for the discerning listener who wants to cruise the streets in style.
Polish adventurers took a trip to Pripyat just ahead of the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, to see if any of that ancient Soviet tech still worked. It did.
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Overview on VR in the maker pro market, updates on automobiles, and round-ups of all our recent 3D printer reviews and Edible Innovations.
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Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring founded Dandelion Chocolate to bring unique bean-to-bar chocolate to the city of San Francisco.
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If you are looking for something to hold your small writing pad, why not make a notebook cover that features a celestial object?
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The Rampage movie could be even more insane than we imagined. Arrow’s producers tease casualties for the season finale. An important Riverdale season 2 character has been cast—but there’s a catch. Plus, more teases for Harley Quinn’s arrival on Gotham, and new pictures from the next episode of Doctor Who. Spoilers now!
In his Tinder profile, Sudan is described as “one of a kind” — and that’s not a baseless boast.
He’s the last male northern white rhino on the planet and, as his profile explains, “the fate of my species literally depends on me.”
On Tuesday, Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy and dating app Tinder announced a joint campaign to raise awareness about Sudan’s plight, and to raise funds to support efforts to save the northern white rhino from extinction.
“We partnered with [the conservancy] to give the most eligible bachelor in the world a chance to meet his match,” Matt David, Tinder’s head of communications, said in a statement.
“I perform well under pressure. I like to eat grass and chill in the mud,” reads Sudan’s Tinder profile.“6 ft tall and 5,000lbs if it matters.”
Starting Tuesday, Tinder users in 140 countries could stumble upon Sudan’s profile as they swipe through potential matches. Users will have the option to swipe right on Sudan; if they do, they’ll see a message that features a link where they can donate.
Sudan, who lives at the conservancywhere he’s protected 24/7 by armed guards, is one of three remaining northern white rhinos on Earth. The other two — females named Najin and Fatu — also live at the sanctuary. Attempts to breed the rhinos naturally have thus far failed, however.
In a last-ditch effort to save the northern white rhino, scientists have turned to in vitro fertilization.IVF is a challenging, costly andcontroversialsolution, but it’s the “last option” left to save the subspecies, the conservancy’s CEO Richard Vigne said in a statement this week.
Researchers in the United States, Germany and Japan are currently testing ways to use IVF on Najin and Fatu, as well as female southern white rhinos, with Sudan’s stored sperm, said the conservancy.
Southern white rhinos number about 17,000 in the wild but are a distinct subspecies. Still, crossing the two subspecies would be better than extinction, conservationists say.
The research consortium says it hopes to establish a herd of 10 northern white rhinos after five years of using IVF. If it works, it’ll be the first time artificial reproduction will successfully be carried out in a rhino species.
But according to Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, which is involved in the IVF effort,“financial support remains the biggest challenge to this project.”
“To win this run against time it is verycrucial to find major funds as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson for the German institute said this week.
Tinder said its campaign aims to help raise the $9 million needed for research into the“assisted reproductive techniques” that scientists hope could save the animal.
“As a platform that makes millions of meaningful connections every day, raising awareness about Sudan the rhino and the importance of finding his match seemed like something we could support in a really impactful way,” a Tinder spokesperson told Mashable. “We’ve heard countless stories about Tinder babies, but this would be the first match to save a species.”
Humans were responsible for the steep decline in the numbers of the northern whites; this is our chance at redemption. #mosteligiblebachelor pic.twitter.com/yPL14K3NC2— Ol Pejeta (@OlPejeta) April 25, 2017
In 1960,more than 2,000 northern white rhinoslived in the wild, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature. Poaching, however, decimated this number to just 15 by 1984.
“The plight that currently faces the northern white rhinos is a signal to the impact that humankind ishaving on many thousands of other species across the planet,” Vigne said.
Tinder and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy have both expressed hope that this campaign could mark a positive turning point for the critically endangered subspecies.
“I would not be surprised if Mr. Sudan turned out to be one of our most Right Swiped users,” Tinder’s David said on Tuesday.
Dominique Mosbergen is a reporter at HuffPost covering climate change, extreme weather and extinction. Send tips or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter.
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Remember what it felt like a couple of months ago when you, as an American, didn’t give much thought to North Korea? I’d like you to try and remember that feeling over the next couple of weeks, because the US government wants that to change. The past month has shown a tremendous shift in news coverage about North…
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You can learn some things from "speed test" videos, but not as much as you'd expect.
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Learn how to perform a security assessment on a MySQL database with InSpec.
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John Edmark, a sculptor, inventor, and Stanford professor, loves spirals. When making his mesmerizing “blooms” Edmark wants people to say “wow, how’s that possible?” In this lovely little clip, he explains how it all works.