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Scientists Puzzled by Purple Coating on Mars Rocks

Color Out of Space  The Red Planet might need to update its name after NASA discovered a weird purple veneer coating a bunch of Martian rocks.  The Perseverance rover found evidence of this mysterious coloring on rocks at almost every site the craft has visited on Mars, National Geographic reports. The purple rocks have appeared in a variety of shapes...

Metaverse “Rave” Shows People Standing Perfectly Still With Zero Energy

Snooze Fest Facebook-now-known-as-Meta is still desperately trying to convince people to join its metaverse — and while the company is still selling millions of its Oculus VR headsets, the actual experience leaves a lot to be desired. Case in point, a clip uploaded by NFT enthusiast and blockchain CTO Alex Moss on Twitter today purportedly shows a...

Wildly Overconfident Crypto.com Bros Admit That Hackers Stole $30 Million of Their Users’ Money

At this point, you really gotta wonder whether investing in cryptocurrencies is even worth it. This feels like one of the more obvious takeaways after the latest high profile crypto exchange hack, this time at Crypto.com, which just admitted overnight that it lost the equivalent of about $30 million in Bitcoin and Ether. Until very recently, it seemed...

The Moon’s Backside Is Surprisingly Sticky, China’s Rover Finds

Sticky Icky Less than a week after it uncovered the hilariously anticlimactic origins of the “Moon Cube”, China’s announcing a new discovery from its lunar rover: the backside of the Moon is surprisingly sticky. Chinese researchers published a paper this week in Science Robotics that revealed new data about the lunar surface gathered by the Yutu-2...

Former SpaceX Engineers Build Electric Train Car That Doesn’t Need a Locomotive

No Loco A startup called Parallel Systems, founded by a team of former SpaceX engineers, is hoping to revolutionize the cargo industry by allowing individual autonomous shipping containers to zip along existing freight railroads — and it’s all electric, Ars Technica reports. The idea is to give operators much more flexibility by loosening their reliance...

Hackers Force Nobel Prize Winning Physicist to Watching Hentai

Mamma Mia In the era of COVID-19, governments conducting their business over Zoom is par for the course — and, naturally, so is Zoom-bombing porn into them. As Kotaku and others reported, the Italian Senate was holding a meeting in which experts were presenting data on transparency in civil service — the kind of boring, everyday video meeting that’s...

Elon Musk Says Tesla Robots Could Achieve AGI

Listen up, folks: Elon Musk is going to build the world’s first sentient robots — but don’t worry, he has a workaround to avoid a “Terminator”-esque catastrophe. It may sound like a bit of a stretch, but that doesn’t mean the Tesla and SpaceX CEO doesn’t believe it will happen. In a recent tweet, he claimed out of nowhere that his car company’s recently-teased...

Man Horribly Injures Penis After Injecting It with Insulation Foam

In a medical story pulled straight from the nightmares of every penis-haver, a man accidentally got his genitalia injected with insulation foam in an attempt to cure his erectile dysfunction.  Researchers published the sordid case study in the journal Urology Case Reports. It details how a 45-year-old American man attempted to cure his erectile dysfunction...

Watch Elon Musk Promise Self-Driving Cars “Next Year” Every Year Since 2014

A new supercut video demonstrates that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been promising that Teslas will drive themselves next year — every year since 2014. Eagle-eyed viewers might note that the video skips 2017, but Musk actually stepped up his promises that year, pledging in August that a Tesla would make an autonomous trip across the country by the end...

Advanced AIs Exhibiting Depression and Addiction, Scientists Say

It turns out that artificial intelligence chatbots may be more like us than you’d think. A new preprint study out of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) claims that many big name chatbots, when asked the types of questions generally used as cursory intake queries for depression and alcoholism, appeared to be both “depressed” and “addicted.” Done...

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