Daily Archives: October 24, 2018

Roundup weed killer found in all kids’ oat cereals tested

https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/roundup-weed-killer-found-all-kids-oat-based-cereals-tested.html EWG tested 28 brands of conventional oat-based cereals; they all had glyphosate residue, most of them above healthy standards. Earlier this year, environmental health watchdog, Environmental Working Group, tested 45 conventional oat-based cereal products and found glyphosate in 43 … Continue reading

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This Company Wants to Make the Internet Load Faster

https://www.wired.com/story/company-wants-to-make-internet-load-faster The internet went down on February 28, 2017. Or at least that’s how it seemed to some users as sites and apps like Slack and Medium went offline or malfunctioned for four hours. What actually happened is that Amazon’s … Continue reading

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Microplastics Have Been Found in People’s Poop–What Does It Mean?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/microplastics-have-been-found-in-people-rsquo-s-poop-what-does-it-mean/ Everywhere scientists have looked for them they have found tiny bits of degraded plastic—including, now, in human poop. New research provides evidence of something scientists have suspected since microplastics were first detected in seafood, salt and bottled water: People … Continue reading

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Behind the supersonic rise and fall of the Concorde, 15 years after its final flight

https://www.popsci.com/concorde-anniversary-future-of-supersonic-flight?dom=rss-default&src=syn Here’s how the typical storyline of technology goes: something new is invented, then it becomes old, and then we replace it with a more advanced version. But in rare instances tech is so advanced that we’re not actually prepared … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Yutu Could Strike the Northern Marianas Islands as a Category 5 Beast

https://earther.gizmodo.com/typhoon-yutu-could-strike-guam-as-a-category-5-beast-1829948534 Typhoon Yut’s eye is beginning to clear out.GIF: CIMSS It feels like 2018 is the year of rapid intensification. Storm after storm after storm has spun up from humble begins to cyclonic monster around the world. The latest cyclone … Continue reading

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Apollo 11’s Journey To The Moon, Annotated

https://geekologie.com/2018/10/apollo-11s-journey-to-the-moon-annotated.php This is a fascinating five minute video discussing the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, and what it took to be a success. SPOILER: A whole bunch of luck and magic. “It was math and science.” You know, there … Continue reading

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NASA fixes Hubble gyroscope by turning it off and on again

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/24/nasa-hubble-gyroscope-fix/ NASA Hubble’s designers prepared for gyroscope failure by equipping the observatory with a backup. Unfortunately, when one of Hubble’s gyroscopes conked out in early October, the backup didn’t work as expected — it was rotating too fast and hence … Continue reading

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