air travel
Chilean Plane Carrying 38 Passengers Disappears During Flight to Antarctica

Operators lost contact with a C-130 Hercules military aircraft on Monday at 6:13 pm GMT – almost an hour and a half into a flight carrying 21 passengers and 17 crew members to Antarctica, according to a statement released by the Chilean Air Force. Read More >>

dating apps
Jeffrey Epstein-Funded Geneticist Is Building a Dating App That Only a Eugenicist Could Love

Renowned Harvard Medical School geneticist George Church has focused his work on reversing the effects of ageing, helping humans become immune to viruses, and eradicating genetic diseases. He’s hoping to come closer to accomplishing at least one of those goals with a disturbing dating app that swipes right on eugenics. Read More >>

gaming
Why Won’t Steam Approve These Games Supporting Hong Kong Protestors?

Last year Valve proclaimed that it would allow virtually any game on its Steam service, so long as the game wasn’t illegal or “straight up trolling” – but activist-minded developers who have made games about the Hong Kong protests have realised that, perhaps, there are other ways to get barred from the gaming platform. Read More >>

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Genius Sues Google for Allegedly Stealing Lyrics After Busting It With Hidden Code, ‘Red Handed’

Genius has filed a lawsuit against Google alleging that the tech giant copied lyrics from its song-annotation platform. Read More >>

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Cybertruck is a Police Car Now

The Cybertruck had a good run. Since Elon Musk introduced Tesla’s dystopian play-tank last week, the vehicle has likely garnered more publicity than virtually any car announced in the last decade – and even the trove of critics dunking on the Minecraftian block-wagon seem at least a little bit intrigued by what it will look like on roadways. Read More >>

christmas
Robot Santas, Ranked

As traditionally depicted, Santa Claus is a kind of cult leader who runs an enormous factory using slave labor and stolen IP to churn out knockoffs of the latest products. He’s basically Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jack Ma, and Jeff Bezos rolled into one. Which is to say, he should be regulated or put in prison. Read More >>

Antarctica
42 Researchers Stranded in Antarctica After Icebreaker Broke Down

A team of 42 French researchers are stranded on an Antarctica research base after a busted propeller prevented an icebreaker ship from taking them home. Read More >>

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Go Champion Realises AI Has Rendered His Life Meaningless: ‘There is an Entity That Cannot Be Defeated’

One of the world’s top human champions of Go has decided to retire from playing the strategy game professionally, citing AI as a reason he feels he can no longer compete. Read More >>

Tesla
This is the Dumb Automotive Rivalry That We Deserve

Le Mans '66 dramatises the story of an engineer team’s quest to build a Ford car that can beat Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race so the American company can boost lagging car sales. The film, released earlier this month, has raised eyebrows and pumped fists alike, with reviews deeming it both a“climate change horror film” and “a celebration of three of the most important energy sources in the world: capitalism, gasoline and testosterone.” Read More >>

crime
Thieves Start Fire to Disarm Security In Billion Euro Heist at German Castle

Thieves swiped hundreds of artefacts from some of the largest collections of art in Europe early Monday morning. Read More >>

health
Violent Stomach Bug Outbreak Forces 22,000 Students to Miss School

An entire school district in the US comprised of more than 40 schools has been closed down due to a violent stomach bug. The outbreak has provided about 22,000 students and 2,785 teachers and workers with an extended break. Read More >>

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Good Boy, Bad Driver

A Labrador retriever had a dizzying adventure in a Florida cul-de-sac on Thursday after getting stuck in a car that that spun in circles like a dog chasing its own tail. Read More >>

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Google’s Secret Relationship With Union-Busting Firm Outed by Calendar Entries: Report

Following months of growing internal tension between workers and executives within Google, the tech juggernaut has hired a consulting firm known for fighting union activity, according to a report from the New York Times. Read More >>

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Uber Plans to Record Audio of Rides in the US

A year and a half after Uber announced it was “getting serious about safety” as a response to the horrific deluge of reports about drivers committing murders and sexual assaults, the ride-share giant is planning a program that will record audio of rides in the US. Read More >>

online dating
Dating App The League Will Start Making Its Users Face-Time Each Other

The League dating app – which filters users to make sure they’re in the right league – has decided to mess around with video speed dating. Read More >>