The UK Just Got More Power From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels, a First Since 1882

It’s been an eventful year for carbon-free energy in the UK. First, Great Britain went a week without coal for the first time since the Industrial Revolution. Then the country fired (wound?) up the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

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Source: Gizmodo – The UK Just Got More Power From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels, a First Since 1882

A Study That Linked Shorter Lifespans to CRISPR Baby Mutation Has Been Retracted

An alarming study that added fuel to the fire over a recent controversial genetic experiment in China has now been invalidated. The study, which suggested that a mutation induced by Chinese scientist He Jiankui in human babies could shorten their lives, was retracted late last week, after other scientists failed to…

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Source: Gizmodo – A Study That Linked Shorter Lifespans to CRISPR Baby Mutation Has Been Retracted

Safari in iOS 13 Sends Chinese Users' Browsing Data to Censorship-Friendly Tencent

It seems like Apple’s China-related controversies aren’t over just yet. It appears that Safari in iOS 13 now sends browsing data to Tencent, a giant Chinese conglomerate that owns the country’s biggest digital platforms, including QQ, WeChat, and Qzone. It’s also known for helping the Chinese government keep its iron…

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Source: Gizmodo – Safari in iOS 13 Sends Chinese Users’ Browsing Data to Censorship-Friendly Tencent

Typhoon Hagibis Is Japan's Latest Multi-Billion-Dollar Disaster

Typhoon Hagibis may now be a swirl of clouds near Alaska, but its impacts on Japan are still playing out. The country was walloped by the storm over the weekend, with some areas receiving 40 percent of their annual rain in the span of a few days.

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Source: Gizmodo – Typhoon Hagibis Is Japan’s Latest Multi-Billion-Dollar Disaster

ABC News Broadcasts Fake Syria Bombing Video That's Actually From a Kentucky Military Show in 2017

ABC News aired a video on Sunday that host Tom Llamas said depicted a Turkish attack in northern Syria against Kurdish civilians. Turkey is indeed pushing into Syria and slaughtering Kurds along the way, but the video ABC News played last night is from a military gun demonstration in Kentucky that was published to…

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Source: Gizmodo – ABC News Broadcasts Fake Syria Bombing Video That’s Actually From a Kentucky Military Show in 2017

'We Are Nations:' What Environmental Justice Looks Like For Indigenous People

Climate reporting often overlooks indigenous peoples’ position on the front lines of the climate crisis. Though environmental justice is a term now featured frequently in environmental news, this hasn’t always translated into an acknowledgement of the climate crisis’ disproportionate impacts on indigenous communities,…

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Source: Gizmodo – ‘We Are Nations:’ What Environmental Justice Looks Like For Indigenous People

Can You Give Yourself a Panic Attack?

Aids to relaxation are ubiquitous, abundant: breathing techniques, benzodiazepines, ASMR, mood music, herbals teas, exercise, heavy drinking. Their opposite—aids to anxiety and panic—are everywhere, too, though typically experienced in- or quasi-voluntarily: personal catastrophe, climate change, world news. Might…

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Source: Gizmodo – Can You Give Yourself a Panic Attack?

Crisis on Infinite Earths Might Have Added Yet Another Completely Bonkers Cameo

Ewan McGregor discusses the everyday misogyny of Birds of Prey’s villains. Pose’s Billy Porter could be up for another intriguing genre role. Dario Argento is heading to TV for a supernatural new series. Plus, what’s to come on Supergirl and Batwoman, new footage from Jojo Rabbit, and…mace hands? Mace hands.…

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Source: Gizmodo – Crisis on Infinite Earths Might Have Added Yet Another Completely Bonkers Cameo

Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting Video Screened at Trump's Miami Resort

President Donald Trump’s resort in Miami hosted a conservative political conference this past weekend that included some violent parody videos, according to the New York Times. One of the viral videos, edited from a clip of the 2014 action movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, shows President Trump violently murdering …

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Source: Gizmodo – Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting Video Screened at Trump’s Miami Resort

Facebook's Being Sued Over Look-A-Like Logo And…Well…

Looks like Libra’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week isn’t over yet. In addition to major backers like PayPal, eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard dropping support for Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, now its logo has become the center of a legal battle over alleged trademark infringement.

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook’s Being Sued Over Look-A-Like Logo And…Well…

Huh, Bill Gates Sure Hung Out With Jeffrey Epstein a Lot More Than He Admitted

Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates had a much closer relationship with late financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein than Gates has previously stated, the New York Times reported on Saturday, including multiple visits to Epstein’s now-infamous New York townhouse.

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Source: Gizmodo – Huh, Bill Gates Sure Hung Out With Jeffrey Epstein a Lot More Than He Admitted

The Newest Marvel Rising Special Introduces Shuri to the Secret Warriors’ Girl Gang

Shuri, the smartest person in the world, and absolutely one of the coolest. Now’s a great time to be a Shuri fan; after Black Panther made her a household name, she’s been appearing all over the place, and it’s been fantastic.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Newest Marvel Rising Special Introduces Shuri to the Secret Warriors’ Girl Gang

Advisory Board Members Axed by Trump's EPA Are Preparing Their Own Pollution Report

Twenty experts who formerly served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASC)—and who were canned as part of the Donald Trump administration’s plan to stock its panels with industry shills—met this week to continue their work independently, NBC News reported.

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Source: Gizmodo – Advisory Board Members Axed by Trump’s EPA Are Preparing Their Own Pollution Report