When did the first humans reach America? Mammoth bones add to the debate

When did the first humans reach America?  Mammoth bones add to the debate

Science is never static, it evolved as new tools and techniques become available and old knowledge is updated with new based on observations, tests and study. Change is of course the only constant and the adage fits perfectly to all sciences. A new study has added to the discussion of when exactly did humans arrived … Read more

Scientists May Have Found a Key Shift Between The Brains of Humans And Neanderthals

Scientists May Have Found a Key Shift Between The Brains of Humans And Neanderthals

Scientists experimenting on mice have found evidence that key parts of the modern human brain take more time to develop than those of our long extinct cousin, the Neanderthal. Like the hare and the tortoise, slow and steady is the winner here. The extra time is caused by protein differences that also appear to reduce … Read more

Activision Investors Ignore Board, Approve Annual Abuse Reports

Activision Investors Ignore Board, Approve Annual Abuse Reports

Image: Activision / Blizzard / Kotaku Today, Activision Blizzard shareholders voted to approve a proposed annual report that would document the company’s ongoing efforts to stop workplace abuse and harassment as well as catalog the company’s total number of sexual harassment settlements and pending complaints. Activision had recommended stockholders vote against the creation of this … Read more

Here’s Why Hibernation in Space May Not Be Possible For Humans After All

Here’s Why Hibernation in Space May Not Be Possible For Humans After All

Sending humans virtually anywhere in space beyond the Moon pushes logistics of health, food, and psychology to limits we’re only just beginning to grasp. A staple solution to these problems in science fiction is to simply put the void-travelers to bed for a while. In a sleep-like state akin to hibernation or torpor, metabolism drops, … Read more

Twitter is Looking into Fluctuations in Follower Count

Twitter is Looking into Fluctuations in Follower Count

Musk’s takeover of Twitter has apparently sparked some follower count fluctuations. Picture: Chesnot / Contributor (Getty Images) Some Twitter users may already be running for the hills following Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform. A few major accounts have seen fluctuations in their follower count, with largely right-wing conservatives gaining followers while popular … Read more

OnlyFans Freezes Russian Accounts Again Amid Ukraine War

OnlyFans Freezes Russian Accounts Again Amid Ukraine War

OnlyFans temporarily paused the accounts of creators in Russia due to payment restrictions driven by the war in Ukraine.Drawing: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket (Getty Images) Nearly two months after Russia invaded Ukraine, Russia’s online creators are finding themselves increasingly limited in the platforms they can use to make content and make money. Thursday brought more bad … Read more

Remote Learning Spyware Tracks Student Emotions

Remote Learning Spyware Tracks Student Emotions

Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty (Getty Images) Intel is learning a tough lesson after partnering with Classroom Technologies to develop a face-reading AI that detects the emotions of students on Zoom calls. The student engagement technology, created by Intel with Classroom Technologies’ Class software, captures images of students’ faces with their webcams and combines them with computer … Read more