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Uber's latest honest mistake? Charging $14000 for a $20 ride

BGR - 2 hours ago
Imagine going about your day, calling an Uber for a short $20 ride only to discover that you've been charged more than $14,000. Yes, this is one of Uber's latest honest mistakes. The company did refund the money eventually, but not immediately. And...

Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs

NPR - 11 hours ago
Ticks sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs some 99 million years ago, a new study suggests. Modern ticks are infamous for biting humans and other mammals. But ticks are very ancient, and scientists who study their evolution have long wondered what...

Ancient man-sized penguin may have been biggest ever

CBS News - 5 hours ago
Alan Tennyson is curator of vertebrates at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The emperor penguin is an impressive bird – but it would have been relatively small in comparison with some of the giant penguins that lived in the distant past. In...

Astronomers Want To Know: Does This Interstellar Visitor Have A Message For Us?

NPR - 5 hours ago
An artist's illustration of 'Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped interstellar object discovered in October. Now, astronomers want to know if this interloper might harbor life. ESO/M. Kornmesser hide caption. toggle caption. ESO/M. Kornmesser. An artist's...

Federal scientists call the warming of the Arctic 'unprecedented over the last 1500 years'

Chicago Tribune - 9 hours ago
The Trump administration's mixed views on climate change notwithstanding, a group of federal scientists on Tuesday released a stark report on the warming at the top of the planet, suggesting that it is unparalleled in more than a millennium. "The...

The biggest meteor shower of the year peaks this week. Here's how to watch.

Washington Post - 12 hours ago
The Geminid meteor shower — one of the best of the year — will peak Wednesday night. This year it promises to be even better as the waning crescent moon suppresses its own bold personality, offering perhaps the strongest shooting stars show for 2017...

The Nintendo Switch Is Selling Exactly As Fast As Sony's PS4

Forbes - 10 hours ago
Paul Tassi , Contributor News and opinion about video games, technology and the internet Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Nintendo. The Nintendo Switch. Nintendo announced today that the Switch had broken 10 million sales. An...

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

The Verge - 2 days ago
Chamath Palihapitiya speaks at a Vanity Fair event in October 2016. Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair. Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world ...and...

Overwatch Adds New Skins, Mode In Update As Winter Wonderland Event Goes Live

GameSpot - 4 hours ago
Blizzard has kicked off Overwatch's celebration of the holidays, bringing back the Winter Wonderland event from last year. This isn't a complete retread, however; while you're again able to access what was available last year, there are also new skins...

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