COVID-19 conspiracy theories thrive on social media platforms, EXCEPT Twitter

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2021-10-20 15:00:21
A new study suggests that while most social media amplified COVID-19 conspiracy theories during the pandemic, Twitter successfully curbed its spread. Researchers surveyed people from 17 (mostly European) countries to collect self-reported measures of social media use and conspiracy thinking. The stu...

Dozens of US nuclear lab workers sue over vaccine mandate

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2021-10-20 15:00:20
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories face a deadline Friday — be vaccinated or prepare to be fired. A total of 114 workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory — the birthplace of the atomic bomb — are suing over the mandate, saying exe...

Atari 2600 AKA the Atari Video Computer System

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2021-10-20 15:00:20
The Atari 2600, branded as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) until November 1982, is a home video game console developed and produced by Atari, Inc. Released in September 1977, it popularized the use of microprocessor-based hardware and of games stored on swappable ROM cartridges, a format...

opensource.google.com

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2021-10-20 15:00:16
ANSWER: Use multi-factor auth (with a security key if possible)Use a shared account for core maintainersMake sure to write all your passwords in rot13Use an IP allowlist ANSWER: Use multi-factor auth (with a security key if possible)Use a shared account for core maintainersMake sure to write all you...

Hacks Decoded: Thomas Park, Founder of Codepip - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

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2021-10-20 15:00:15
Once a month, Mozilla Foundation ’s Xavier Harding speaks with people in the tech industry about where they’re from, the work they do and what drives them to keep going forward. Make sure you follow Mozilla’s Hacks blog to find more articles in this series and make sure to visit the Mozil...

Roblox, the Gaming Site, Wants to Grow Up Without Sacrificing Child Safety

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2021-10-20 15:00:11
The company, which went public earlier this year, has lessons for other internet outfits aiming to attract younger users even as its own audience gets older. SAN FRANCISCO — As Dave Baszucki, the chief executive of the gaming company Roblox, took the stage at a conference hosted by his company on ...

What I learned after running my startup while traveling for a year

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2021-10-20 15:00:11
The life of a startup founder is not typically relaxing. Long hours are a given and days off are few. Your startup is your baby, and it needs care and feeding 24/7. So what happens when a pandemic forces office shutdowns and a move to remote work for everyone? Great things, as it turns out. For seve...

Spoon & Tamago on Twitter: "A new volcanic islet has emerged along the Ogasawara island chain, which isn’t that rare. What’s rare is for sunken ships from WWII to emerge with it: https://t.co/VzATtO6iVf… https://t.co/w68ypHWblh"

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2021-10-20 15:00:11
You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history. Learn more By embedding Twitter content in your website or app, you are agr...

NASA releases incredible audio captured by its Perseverance rover on Mars

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2021-10-20 15:00:10
NASA's Perseverance rover has been recording the 'eerie sounds of Mars' since it arrived in February, including the crunch of its wheels and the Ingenuity helicopter Sounds from the Red Planet have been made possible thanks to a pair of microphones on the rover that make it like 'y...

Is Corn Feeding a Lie?

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2021-10-20 15:00:10
Showing up in food, cosmetics, fuel, and medicine—and, by consequence, in much of the air we breathe—corn is a ubiquitous presence in our lives. Inspired by the first episode of MoMA’s Broken Nature Podcast, this text investigates how one single crop travels through our contemporary food syste...