Kenneth Ilgenfritz

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Desperate scientists created a Match.com profile for a frog who may be the last of his species

There’s a chance a frog who lives in a tank in a Bolivian museum is the last of his species. But he reportedly hasn’t given up hope, if one can ascribe hope to a frog. The male Sehuencas water frog continues to make mating calls from within his confinement at Bolivia’s Cochabamba Natural History …

Newly Discovered Super-Earth Give Clues On How Planets Form

In a constellation 100 light years away, Carnegie astronomers discover largest super-earth to date<p>In the Pisces constellation, 100 light-years away, …

Join me in playing this addictive block-sliding game

Slidey, the name of my addiction is Slidey<p>It seems like every year around this time — the down period between the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona — I find a new mobile game to consume my spare minutes and hours. In 2017, it was the dangerously involving</i> …

Las Vegas

Sudden appearance of electric scooters irks Santa Monica officials

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Black, electric-powered scooters suddenly began appearing on the downtown streets, suburban sidewalks and beachside a few months ago in this urban coastal city.<p>The dockless shared scooters took Santa Monica by surprise, including the mayor, who says he received a LinkedIn …

Santa Monica

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed offering a fascinating glimpse of life in one of the most remote and pristine places on the planet.<p>The rare species were found by Dr Susanne Lockhart, an Antarctic biologist who visited the …

Seafloor

You've Got It All Wrong. This is What Elon Musk Is Really Selling

Elon Musk and his team have mastered the art of touching people's emotions.<p>Elon Musk and his space exploration company SpaceX made headlines on Tuesday when they successfully launched the most powerful operational rocket in the world, the Falcon Heavy.<p>But why do so many people care about this …

A Tesla employee who builds robots told us why production hell is actually a good thing

<i>Editor's note: Business Insider had the chance to speak with four Tesla employees from different parts of the company to learn more about their work. And what we discovered were some of the coolest jobs at Tesla. This is the fourth in the series. You can read the other profiles here.</i><p>Engineers are …

Tesla

Arrival composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has died at the age of 48

The composer was known for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival<p>Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, known for his moody, minimalist scores for films such as <i>Sicario</i>, and <i>Arrival</i> has died, according to a post on his official Facebook page. Jóhannsson was 48 years old, and no …

In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Untold millions will be cheering on Olympic athletes from around the world as they compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But while those athletes are skating and skiing and curling their way into Olympic history, not far away, something sinister is happening: Dogs are being slaughtered for …

Moon Jae-in

Intel’s drone light show never got off the ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

They aired pre-recorded footage anyway.<p>Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its drone light show live during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the …

Drones

If You Can't Pass This Simple 10 Second Test, Science Says You're 5 Times More Likely to Die Sooner

And don't worry if you can't pass it today. With a little time and effort, you will.<p>Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. No one wants their life to be cut unnecessarily short. But is it possible to predict whether you're at greater risk of mortality? According to a Brazilian physician, the …

I make $267,000 as a legal sex worker in Nevada — here's what I spend in a week

Personal Finance

Apple rolls out live news in TV app for iOS and Apple TV

Apple’s TV app now supports live news, a feature first shown off on stage at the September event that saw the announcement of the Apple TV 4K. US viewers should now see live news sources appear in the TV app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. <i>9to5Mac</i> spotted the update.<p>Initial news sources include CNN, …

Uber and Bell make meaningless promise about ‘air taxis’ sometime in the future, maybe

Uber and Bell Technologies announced a partnership earlier this year to try and make airborne taxis, long the realm of sci-fi, an actual reality. …

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 looks set to retain the headphone jack

The unloved Bixby button is still here as well<p>The Galaxy S9, 2018’s hottest phone until the next iPhone, has emerged in new leaked images today, and this time we’re seeing the first indication that it will still have a headphone jack. Samsung, LG, and a couple of other companies like OnePlus have …

Google is making it easier than ever to book a hotel on your phone

Google has been on a mission to make travel planning easier for years, but the past few months have been especially busy for the search giant when it …

Android Messages may soon let you send texts from the web, just like Allo

Google has what feels like a million messaging apps right now, but most of the company’s best ideas have landed in the severely underused Allo. Now, though, it seems Google is planning to bring one of Allo’s best new features, a web interface, to its SMS app Android Messages.<p>If you’ll recall, late …

East Ghouta ‘drowning in blood’ after third day of bombing

Residents of the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta have endured a further day of relentless bombardment by the government of Bashar al-Assad, a campaign that has so far killed more than 200 people and left a ceasefire deal that lasted months in tatters.<p>The bombardment continued despite …

Middle East

Molecular similarities found between autism, schizophrenia & bipolar disorder

A breakthrough study has, for the first time, generated unique molecular profiles for several psychiatric disorders by examining RNA in brain tissue …

These Major Mental Illnesses Share Unexpected Levels of Gene Activity

How is autism linked to schizophrenia?<p>On the surface, diverse mental health conditions like autism, alcoholism, and schizophrenia seem to have few …

New Sony 4K HDR Android TVs will come with Google Assistant

• Sony announced the pricing for two new models of television.<br>• One model was shown at CES 2018, while another is brand new.<br>• Both models will feature Google Assistant built-in, right out-of-the-box.<p>Sony may not have had any flagship smartphones at CES 2018, but it did have some awesome stuff to present: …

The First Fish to Evolve The Ability to Walk Never Even Left The Ocean

Have feet, won't travel.<p>Some of the very first sea creatures to be able to walk didn't make the most of their new evolutionary advantage and stayed …

Hulu's Cloud DVR adds more control over what episodes to record

Along with 60fps support and some new options for Olympic viewing, Hulu is also improving its cloud DVR. Mimicking other DVR platforms, now Hulu TV subscribers will have more choices of what to record when they add a show to "My Stuff" for automatic recording. Instead of simply recording new …

For The First Time, Physicists Have Slowed High-Speed Electrons Using a 'Sheet of Light'

Wah?<p>Electrons boosted to near light-speed velocities have been shaken to a virtual crawl after being made to collide with what one physicist …

Could plant-based plastics help tackle waste pollution?

<b>We know that plastic waste is a big problem for the planet - our oceans are becoming clogged with the stuff and we're rapidly running out of landfill sites. Only 9% is recycled. Burning it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. So could plant-based alternatives and better</b> …

Sustainability

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Language

How the federal government is doing wrong by North Atlantic right whales

The majestic animal was identified simply as #3893. She was the latest North Atlantic right whale found dead, tangled in fishing gear. Her floating …

Chinese cops are using facial-recognition sunglasses. Here’s how that tech works.

There's at least one big problem in the field.<p>Facial-recognition technology is no longer a gimmick in dystopian science fiction movies or CSI-style cop shows: It’s increasingly used in more pedestrian ways. Your face can unlock your iPhone X, for example. Or, if you’re flying with Jetblue from …

Artificial Intelligence

Anti-anxiety drug found to undo some of alcohol's ill effects on the brain

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have discovered a surprising secondary function for an existing drug. Tandospirone is …

Who's winning battle of space race billionaires?

Bethany Minelle, News Reporter<p>In 1969 man first set foot on the Moon - and our obsession with interplanetary travel has continued ever since.<p>But …