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The story of space is a story of collisions . Sometimes, a meteor plummets through Earth's atmosphere and slams into a doghouse . Sometimes stars crash into one another , violently. Other times, two dazzling spiral galaxies collide. Hawaii's Gemini North telescope, atop the towering volcano Mauna Kea, recently captured a brilliant view of the galaxies NGC 4568 and NGC 4567 before they collide. In

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We live in a capitalist society intent on grinding down the human spirit into sellable parts. As such, for many people it is no longer enough to work a steady, full-time job in pursuit of debt-free financial security. In this nightmare of a reality built from panic attacks and crushed dreams, we must side hustle . The peddling of hustles is, in itself, a hustle. Numerous TikTok and YouTube creato

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I admit that I haven’t always been a fan of seltzer (I thought it tasted like boring soda), but at some point in my mid-20s everything changed. The LaCroix boom happened, and sparkling water suddenly burst onto the scene as a new, young, cutting-edge beverage. Now, in the age of spiked seltzer and CBD soda waters it’s hard to overstate the culture impact seltzer water has had, and I have to confe

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Just like the mischievous Tim Burton character of the same name, the red supergiant star Betelgeuse's head shrank. Scientists watched the star blast its outer surface into space in 2019, an unexpected cosmic event they had never seen before in a normal star. The eruption was so catastrophic, it blew off 400 billion times as much material as the sun does routinely in ejections linked to solar flar

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TL;DR: As of August 13, you can get the CompTIA & AWS, Cisco Certification Paths Bundle for just $34.99 instead of $449 — that's a 92% discount. If you’re looking for a job in IT , then there may be an alternative to the traditional four-year schooling route. IT certifications like CompTIA could give you the hands-on experience and content knowledge to eventually earn your first IT position . Com

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TL;DR: Through August 24, you can get PDF Reader Pro For Mac for just $39.99 instead of $59.99 — that's a 33% discount. Have you ever met a teacher in the modern age who doesn’t use PDFs? Between readings, worksheets, and syllabi, there are plenty of opportunities for you to encounter this ubiquitous file type in school, and if you don’t have the right software, PDFs might get a little frustratin

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TL;DR: As of August 13, you can get the Mymanu CLIK Translation Earbuds for just $157 instead of $220 — that's a 28% discount. Whether you’re still in school or long since graduated, every time you touch down in a place you’ve never been, you have a new chance to learn. However, if there’s a language barrier, things might be a little difficult. While you could spend months cultivating a rudimenta

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TL;DR: As of August 13, you can get the 10Ft Magnetic Wireless USB-C Charging Cable for just $20.99 instead of $24 — that's a 16% discount. Have you held off buying a wireless charger because you enjoy the maneuverability of a cable? It’s true, many wireless chargers keep your devices landlocked, but that’s not the case for all of them. It’s certainly not true for this 10-foot Magnetic Wireless U

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TL;DR: As of August 13, you can get the LogicLike Brain Games and Tricky Puzzles Lifetime Subscription for just $49 instead of $240 — that's a 79% discount. As a parent, you watch your child learn something new every day, but some things are a bit easier to teach than others. Teaching your child not to touch the hot stove was likely easier than helping to foster logical thinking and creative expr

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Fall is being promoted as "from the producers of 47 Meters Down ," which is a clever move for two films that could be sisters — or a future cult classic double feature. Both films follow a pair of deeply bonded women who must pull together to survive an extreme sporting trip gone fatally off the rails. While 47 Meters Down plunged audiences into shark-infested waters, Fall perches us high atop a

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Though there are plenty of miles to go, incredible strides have recently been made in the journey toward a fully representative creative workforce in Hollywood. Just check out the career of Victoria Alonso , the Argentine film producer who has worked behind the scenes at Marvel as an executive producer on almost every single one (!!!) of Marvel’s blockbuster superhero films, including all of our

Penfold , a digital pensions platform, has closed a £7m ($8.49m) Series A funding round led by Bridford Group, an investment group. Also participating in the round was Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Coller Capital. Penfold also raised additional funding via a crowdfund amongst its customer base. The cash will be used to expand Penfold’s workplace pension division. Chris E

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DevOps is an approach to software delivery that integrates the development process with service operation tasks. Effective DevOps implementations facilitate greater throughput by increasing efficiency and cutting down silos between teams. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN can quickly and easily unblock Indian Netflix from the UK. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £85.25 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. Netflix has a pretty extensive offering of movies and shows to keep you entertained, but we're a greedy bunch, and it's never enough. If you're looking to expand your content options, y

SAVE 82%: Surfshark can unlock extra content on streaming sites like Netflix and Prime Video. A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for £46.54 with an extra two months for free — 82% off list price for a limited time. ExpressVPN has a reputation for being the best service for unblocking and watching U.S. Netflix , and we're not here to argue with this. It is difficult to beat the connec

TL;DR: The Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle is on sale for £131.62, saving you 88% on list price. You’re only done learning when you decide you’re done. Learning a language as a kid might be easier than when you’re an adult, but that doesn’t have to stop you — just like you can keep learning new skills once you’re out of school. With the Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bun

Happy Saturday, folks! A new day means a fresh Wordle to solve — and that means our daily Wordle help is here for you just in case your weekend brain is feeling a bit mushy. The answer to the August 13 Wordle, puzzle #420, can be found at the end of this article. Before you get there, though, there are a couple of subtle clues to help you narrow it down, and as you scroll down, you'll see we've g

You'd think Saturday would be the most pleasant day of the week, but here comes Quordle pulling you back into work mode. Some things aren't meant to be so hard! You will find the solution to today's Quordle if you hastily scroll to the bottom. But relax a little. Slow down. Read the strategy guide we've provided, and hey, maybe you won't need it. What is Quordle ? Quordle is a five-letter word gu

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) describes an approach to system security where users are allocated one or more discrete roles. The assigned roles determine the application functions available to the user. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys and merchandise on the internet. This week, Fisher-Price sets its teeny tiny little people hands on some pop culture crossovers, and Sentinel’s Iron Man inspired figure line gets mischievous. Check it out! Read more...

Miner No Mining Riot Blockchain, a crypto mining company based in Texas, just told everyone how much it got paid to do absolutely nothing — and it's a hefty sum. Back in July, Riot voluntarily shut down some of its mining rigs to prevent power outages during a massive Texas heat wave. With so many residents needing to consume more electricity to stay cool, rolling blackouts could have occurred if

Evidence is growing that lysergic acid diethylamide — the psychedelic drug better known as LSD or by various street names like "acid" — has significant cognitive benefits. Previous findings have suggested that psychedelics like LSD can help people suffering with traumatic brain injury and even promote cardiac health — and, provocatively, even improve memory and cognitive flexibility . Adding furt

Threats of violence reached a fever pitch — reminiscent of the days leading up to the Capitol attack — following the news that the FBI raided Trump’s Florida beach club to retrieve classified documents the former president may have unlawfully taken there. After Trump himself confirmed Monday’s raid at Mar-a-Lago, pro-Trump pundits and politicians rallied around declarations of “war,” and Trump’s

As individuals try to manage medical information and understand their conditions, many typically turn to Google or WebMD — neither of which does much to verify or provide the latest information. But Roon plans to change this with a medical education platform for vetted information, sourced strictly from doctors, patients, and caregivers. By curating the data it makes available around individual c

Process Injection (Enterprise T1055)•
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An injection flaw allowed a researcher to access all files on a Mac. Apple issued a fix, but some machines may still be vulnerable.


International theme parks like Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and the soon to open Ghibli Park in Japan are enticing tourists to book visits with their fan destinations. Meanwhile, stateside summer winds down with a cinema classic returning to the big screen, activations from Stranger Things, Loungefly and then there’s… Read more...

Spend any amount of time in New York, and you’ll feel it. Manhattan and Brooklyn are teeming with activity. It’s electrifying to be there after years spent relatively locked down. The question, and one asked this week by the San Francisco Chronicle, is why San Francisco isn’t bouncing back in the same way. As reporter Roland Li writes: “There’s always been a disparity — New York has 10 times the

It’s finally happened: For the first time since early March, the U.S. average price of gas has fallen back below $4 per gallon, according to AAA . Although gas prices are falling, now isn’t the time to go to the pump and pay full price. From the best gas loyalty programs to expert ways to save at the pump , TPG is committed to helping you save when filling up your car. We get it — some of these g

retropopcult : A Michigan family on a hot August day in 1935. According to the description, the young boy is enjoying a Stroh’s beer alongside his uncle. Photograph by Howard McGraw for the Detroit News.

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Last night was a full moon, somehow it’s already halfway through August, and did you know there’s a Beach Plum LaCroix flavor ? The world’s gone topsy-turvy, but at least it’s time for the weekend. What did you do this week that made you feel alive? Can you do more

It's week 2 of the NFL preseason , and if you want to see Tom Brady... keep waiting . He won't be playing this week. Still, Tampa Bay vs. Miami is an exciting matchup, and kickoff is 7:30 pm ET on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The game airs live on the local NBC affiliate in Tampa , but outside the local market it won't be on live TV. The NFL Network, for instance, won't be airing this game until Su

Monitoring the resource usage of your Kubernetes cluster is essential so you can track performance and understand whether your workloads are operating efficiently. The kubectl top command streams metrics directly from your cluster, letting you access the basics in your terminal. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Judgement Day , Marvel’s big three-way throwdown between the Eternals, Avengers, and X-Men opened mostly with the Eternals trying do a genocide on Mutantkind, and the Avengers mostly just thrown into the crossfire. Good news: some of the Eternals have decided to try and stop the slaughter with the help of Tony Stark.… Read more...

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Democrats’ pared-down environmental and economic package, appears to have enough momentum to pass and with it comes tax perks for electric vehicle buyers. But as the bill enters the final stretch, the EV company Rivian isn't among the crowd celebrating this legislative milestone. Despite the climate change benefits touted by backers of the IRA, it looks like

Tired of COVID-19 precautions? So is the CDC, apparently. As outlined in a Thursday press release , the ostensibly disease-preventing body is promoting no longer requiring that folks exposed to the virus self-quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. Workers and students are only asked to wear a "high-quality" mask for ten days, and to test for the virus on day five. Oh, and pretty much no mo

Going Up The global population is set to hit 8 billion people by November 15, 2022, according to the United Nations' latest population projections. The report also predicts 8.5 billion people by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 10.4 billion in 2100 — or, in simple terms, a rapid slowdown in the explosive growth we've seen over the past century or so. Though we've known the population was going to hi

You can’t take anything with you when you die, including your body. In the absence of serving you, your organs would simply rot away, which would be a real shame since some of them could help other people. If you’re considering a way to make your final act one of good will, here’s how to make sure your organs—or even… Read more...

There's no quicker and easier way to earn a large amount of miles quickly than with a new credit card. It's not super complicated and you probably have access to more spending that you can put on a credit card than you think -- so it's far less daunting to meet credit card minimum spending requirements than you think in order to earn an initial card bonus. Continue reading ...

Jay Y. Lee's pardon will go into effect early next week, and the controversial heir could be back on the Samsung board before too long.

Samsung is betting the house on its foldable phone offerings, expecting them to count for 50% of its premium smartphone shipments.

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While getting hacked would give most be a major concern for most companies, SpaceX has had a rather uncommon reaction to a Starlink security breach.

The Estrema Fulminea pushes the boundaries of what supercars can do -- and its electric motor means it has incredible speed off the line.


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DALL-E 2, OpenAI’s powerful text-to-image AI system, can create photos in the style of cartoonists, 19th century daguerreotypists, stop-motion animators and more. But it has an important, artificial limitation: a filter that prevents it from creating images depicting public figures and content