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Here’s what happened in the impact crater the day it did in the dinos

Here’s what happened in the impact crater the day it did in the dinos

The day it went down — Rock core allows researchers to create an incredible timeline. Scott K. Johnson - Sep 15, 2019 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / This is "Liftboat Myrtle," which housed the drilling operation into Chicxulub Crater.Geology is a big science. The Earth is a large enough place today, but when you stretch…
‘None of this happened the way you think it did’

‘None of this happened the way you think it did’

Last summer, Debbie Schum walked onto the campus of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, carrying a petite gift bag. The bag had red and pink swirly designs, a look that 54-year-old Schum, a lifelong tomboy who wears her gray hair in a limp mohawk, felt awkward carrying. When the FBI called, suggesting she bring the…
Everything that happened at the Gamescom Nintendo Indie World Showcase – Destructoid

Everything that happened at the Gamescom Nintendo Indie World Showcase – Destructoid

2019-08-25 08:00:00by Chris CarterOri on Switch and Superhot/Hotline out today were the heavy hittersMan Nintendo's Indie World Showcases are such a breath of fresh air. I love the hosts and the chill tone, and we usually get a few big announcements in addition to a general celebration of the indie scene. The big ones this…
What Really Happened in the UK Blackouts?

What Really Happened in the UK Blackouts?

9th of August 2019. It’s 4:52pm on a Friday, people are getting ready to go home and enjoy their weekend, then… click 5% of Great Britain goes dark. Wide spread power outages, trains stop, an airport and hospital lose power. What happened? This timeline is based on the interim report from National Grid, published on…
What happened in the comments section of the FCC’s net neutrality hearing?

What happened in the comments section of the FCC’s net neutrality hearing?

This week on The Vergecast, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with Jeremy Singer-Vine, the data editor for the BuzzFeed News investigative unit, about his story that was published recently regarding the fake comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s online net neutrality debate. If you haven’t read the piece, you should. The investigation details where all…

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Facebook machine learning aims to modify faces, hands, and… outfits

The latest research out of Facebook sets machine learning models to tasks that, to us, seem rather ordinary — but for a computer are still monstrously difficult. These projects aim to anonymize faces, improvise hand movements, and — perhaps hardest of all — give credible fashion advice. The research here was presented recently at the…

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