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Twitter’s Internal Research Confirms Its Algorithm Favors Right-Wing Voices

In the last 15 years, Twitter has gone from an SMS-based messaging platform to a social network with hundreds of millions of users. In recent years, conservative politicians and activists have railed against “cancel culture,” claiming Twitter and other social… Continue Reading →

All Is Not Well With NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab/Adriana GutierrezNASA’s Lucy spacecraft is having difficulties with its solar panels. The spacecraft launched on Oct. 16th without incident, and sucessfully unfolded both its solar panels. But only one of its panels successfully latched… Continue Reading →

Astronomers Find First-Ever Planet Orbiting Dead Star

Humanity has existed for 300,000 years, give or take a millennium. That might sound like a long time when the average human lives at most a few decades, but it’s really just a cosmic blink of the eye. Even if… Continue Reading →

Phoenix Is Using Reflective Pavement to Combat Extreme Heat

(Photo: City of Phoenix)One of the country’s hottest cities is on a path to cooler temperatures—a reflective path, that is. In collaboration with Arizona State University, the city of Phoenix, AZ is applying a gray reflective coating, called CoolSeal, to… Continue Reading →

ET Weekend Deals: Dell Alienware M15 R6 Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 3060 165Hz Gaming Laptop for $1,299, Corsair PCI-E 4.0 NVMe 1TB SSD $149

Dells newly released Alienware M15 R6 laptop offers a balanced design that’s both compact and powerful for gaming on the go. Today for just $1,299 you can buy one of Dell’s new Alienware M15 R6 that has all the hardware… Continue Reading →

ET Deals: Nearly $900 Off Dell Vostro 15 7500 Intel Core i5 GTX 1660 Ti Laptop, Acer Swift 3 Intel Core i7 Laptop for $634

Today you can get a highly versatile laptop from Dell with over $800 marked off the retail price. This system is perfect for work, but it also has a 100 percent sRGB compatible display for editing images and a GPU… Continue Reading →

ET Weekend Deals: Dell XPS 13 9305 13.3-Inch Intel Core i5 Laptop for $699, Dell Vostro 14 5402 11th Gen Intel Core i7 Laptop for $719

Today you can get a compact 13.3-inch Dell laptop with a Core i5 processor, a 1080p touchscreen display and a sleek aluminum chassis marked down to just $699.99. Dell XPS 13 9305 Intel Core i5-1135G7 13.3-Inch 1080p Touchscreen Laptop w/… Continue Reading →

There Might Be a Mars-Like Planet Hiding in the Outer Solar System

Nobody has found Planet Nine yet, but at least we’ve almost figured out where to look. Image: NASA If the 21st century has taught us any astronomical lessons, it’s that counting planets is hard. In 2000, there were nine planets,… Continue Reading →

ET Weekend Deals: $800 Off Razer Blade 15 Core i7 and Nvidia RTX 2070 Super Gaming Laptop, Apple iPad Air 64GB 10.9-Inch Tablet for $499

Gaming is at an all time high in terms of popularity right now. Today, you can save hundreds on select gaming devices including a Razer Blade 15 laptop that was designed explicitly for gaming and that’s on sale with an… Continue Reading →

ET Deals: Over $600 Off Dell XPS 8940 SE Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Gaming Desktop, Apple Mac Mini M1 for $599

Today you can save over $600 on a gaming desktop from Dell that comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card. This makes the system well suited for gaming at 1080p… Continue Reading →

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