Ice, but not as we know it: the giants of Neptune and Uranus
A gentle introduction to quantum computing from a software development perspective.
I've just discovered the ClearURLs extension and it seems to be working well. It's amazing how much faster google searches when you can go directly to results. So many privacy add-ons needed these days. What are your essential browser extensions? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/clearurls/
Simulating traffic - how the simulations adjust reality, and how developers adjust the simulations
Which strain ok coronavirus became widespread? https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2020/04/21/watching-for-mutations-in-the-coronavirus #genetics
Even more disturbingly precise location tracking https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2019/12/21/every-move-you-make-ill-be-watching-you-privacy-implications-of-the-apple-u1-chip-and-ultra-wideband/ #mobile
Dramatic readings of serious academic research. https://www.improbable.com/2020/03/04/podcast-episode-205-color-preferences-in-the-insane/ #podcast #science
The accuracy of sundials https://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-equation-of-time.html
Sometimes you just need some calming sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07h0nky
Cloudflare switches from reCaptcha to hCaptcha https://blog.cloudflare.com/moving-from-recaptcha-to-hcaptcha/ #websites
If you want people do to something, make it easy.
SSH keys - a comparison of rsa and ed25519. My understanding is that both are about equally secure: while ed25519 is more secure against known attacks, it is newer so more likely to have unexpected breakthroughs. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSH_keys#Choosing_the_authentication_key_type #linux
Join bee-fly watch and spot some fake bees.
Operation Umbrella: Rebuilding Oxford Circus
Vera Rubin, galaxy rotation, and dark matter
Scientists know neutrinos switch between three different weights. A new experiment is looking at whether there's an even weightier fourth neutrino.
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