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Chinese Mars Rover Reportedly Touches Down on Surface of Mars

The Chinese space program’s hotly anticipated Zhurong Mars lander landed successfully on the Red Planet’s Utopia Planitia region on Friday evening, according to state-owned media group CGTN and SpaceNews. The mission, which is the first that China has ever attempted to land on the Red Planet, launched back in July 2020 and arrived in Martian orbit...

Senator Says the Military Is Secretly Spying on Americans

Looking Inward The military seems to be spying on American citizens without a warrant or legal authorization, according to a newly-released letter from Senator Ron Wyden to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Wyden, a longtime advocate for privacy who opposes surveillance tech, recently asked the Pentagon to disclose the various ways it collects information...

Former Navy Pilot Says Team Saw Unidentified Objects “Every Day” For Years

A Pentagon task force is about to release a long-awaited report about “unidentified aerial phenomena,” unusual sightings of strange flying objects that appeared to be defying the laws of physics, mystifying military personnel over the last 15 or so years. It’s anybody’s guess what the report will or won’t reveal, more and more pilots are coming out...

Biotech Firm Behind CRISPR Mosquitoes Is Working on Other Gene-Hacked Creatures

Pest Portfolio Oxitec, the British biotech firm behind the genetically engineered mosquitoes that just took flight in the Florida Keys this week, is now moving on to its next gene-hacked pest. The company is partnering with pharmaceutical corporation Bayer on a genetically engineered version of the fall armyworm, a notorious crop-eating pest that’s...

Elon Musk Has Lost $20 Billion Since Hosting “SNL”

Tesla Drop Tesla CEO Elon Musk has lost a considerable amount of his wealth, more than $20 billion, since he made his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, Forbes reports. Shares of the electric car company fell some 15 percent this week, cutting the billionaire’s net worth by $20.5, down from $145.5 billion as of Thursday, according to...

New Cryptocurrency Kills Your Hard Drive to Mine New Coins

The race is on to become the next mainstream cryptocurrency that doesn’t contribute millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions due to unsustainable mining practices. Now, a new cryptocurrency called Chia, founded by BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen, is promising to make mining cryptocurrencies at home a whole lot easier and sustainable. But it may...

Lawyer Slams Bill Gates for Connections to Jeffrey Epstein

On Blast Bill Gates can’t seem to catch a break over his ties to convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein. Not only were those connections a seemingly major factor in Gates’ ongoing divorce, but now a lawyer who represents nine of Epstein’s victims is putting Gates on blast all over again. Gates has long downplayed any relationship with Epstein — an...

Florida’s Gene-Hacked Mosquitoes Have Hatched and Taken Flight

Fly, My Pretties! The genetically-engineered mosquitoes unleashed earlier this month in the Florida Keys are now old enough to take flight, reproduce, and spread their genetic code throughout the wild population. The mosquitoes are part of an experimental release — the first ecological-scale genetically engineered animal release in the US — designed...

It Would Be Incredibly Hard to Make Bitcoin Sustainable, Experts Say

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the car company will no longer accept Bitcoin as a form of payment, citing the cryptocurrency’s immense power requirements and environmental toll — but hedged his bet, saying that if the currency becomes greener, Tesla will embrace it again. “Tesla will not be selling any Bitcoin and we intend to use it for...

Startup Lets Checked-Out Influencers Deepfake Themselves for Product Endorsements

Influencer Automation A startup called Veritone is launching a new AI platform that will let celebrities, influencers, and other prominent figures create, control, and license deepfakes of their own voice. The idea is that these self-deepfakers may want to leverage their celebrity status to make more money recording commercials, endorsements, or any...

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