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New Strain of Extensively Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Appears in Austria

New Strain of Extensively Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Appears in Austria

An illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Tea rise of super gonorrhoea continue unabated. Scientists in Europe say they’ve recently discovered a new strain of extensively drug-resistant gonorrhea—the second such strain to be found worldwide in recent years. The bacteria was detected in April in a man from Austria, who likely caught it while traveling …

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Strange, Isolated Group of Polar Bears Discovered in Greenland

Strange, Isolated Group of Polar Bears Discovered in Greenland

A Southeast Greenland polar bear on glacier, or freshwater, ice at 61 degrees north in September 2016.Photo: Thomas W. Johansen/NASA Oceans Melting Greenland Researchers have identified a previously unknown population of polar bears living in isolation Southeast Greenland. The bears hunt for seals in fjords, on freshwater ice shelves, instead of on rapidly receding sea …

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New and Used GPU Prices Continue to Fall as Crypto Collapses

New and Used GPU Prices Continue to Fall as Crypto Collapses

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 TiImage: Nvidia Bad news for crypto miners is good news for gamers. While GPU prices have steadily fallen over the past few months, the ongoing cryptocurrency crash appears to be expediting the return to MSRP. As Tom’s Hardware reports, GPU prices decreased by around 15% in May following drops of 10% …

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You Can Narrate Life Like Morgan Freeman With Augmented Voice

You Can Narrate Life Like Morgan Freeman With Augmented Voice

The Voicemod app now includes voices for rough approximations of Morgan Freeman, HAL-9000, and more.Screenshot: Voicemod I wanted to see how alike I could be to HAL-9000 in my own, ragged rendition of the song Daisy Bell. It turns out, I actually sound better as the vague approximation of the demented artificial intelligence from 2001: …

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Philips 1080p Ultra Short Throw Projector Promises 80 Inch Image

Philips 1080p Ultra Short Throw Projector Promises 80 Inch Image

While companies like Sony and Epson strive to bring giant movie theater-caliber projectors into the home, Philips is taking the opposite approach with compact alternatives that create big images from smaller hardware, like its new 1080p Screeneo U4 ultra short throw that looks no larger than a shoe box. If you’re serious about permanently switching …

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13,000-Year-Old Tusk Reveals Life of 'Fred,' a Mastodon Who Died in Battle

13,000-Year-Old Tusk Reveals Life of ‘Fred,’ a Mastodon Who Died in Battle

A mounted skeleton of the Buesching mastodon.Photo: Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography Researchers have detailed the life and grisly death of a male mastodon that died 13,200 years ago by scrutinizing the chemical composition of one of its tusks. The tusk revealed the mastodon grew up in the Great Lakes area and, later in life, made …

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Healthy Brains Can Get as Hot as 105 Degrees, Study Finds

Healthy Brains Can Get as Hot as 105 Degrees, Study Finds

Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) People might be more hotheaded than we thought. In new research this week, scientists say they were able to create the first maps of healthy people’s brain temperatures. Their findings indicate that brain temperature varies widely depending on many factors, like the time of day and region of the brain, but that …

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Astra Rocket Fails to Deliver Two NASA Satellites to Orbit

Astra Rocket Fails to Deliver Two NASA Satellites to Orbit

The upper stage of the Astra rocket shut down before delivering the payload to orbit.Photo: NASA NASA lost two small satellites on Sunday after a rocket malfunctioned en route to orbit. The two TROPICS CubeSats were the first pair of a six-satellite constellation designed to study tropical cyclones, but the space agency is still hoping …

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NASA's Delayed Psyche Launch Presents Major Headache for Ride-Along Mission

NASA’s Delayed Psyche Launch Presents Major Headache for Ride-Along Mission

Artist’s conception of the twin Janus probes. Image: Lockheed Martin A software glitch has caused the delay of Psyche, a NASA mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid. Two small probes are being included in the launch, but the postponement means they might not be able to rendezvous with their respective target asteroids. Psyche, a probe …

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Google's 'Dynamic World' Offers a Real Sense of Earth's Surface

Google’s ‘Dynamic World’ Offers a Real Sense of Earth’s Surface

Satellite imagery showing off the devestation and transition to shrubland in El Dorado County, California after the Caldor Fire burned 221,775 acres of land in 2021.Gif: Google I can remember when Google Earth was merely a tool for me and friends to zoom in on our old streets and homes. I recall squinting at the …

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