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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

New Study of Neanderthal And Denisovan DNA Reveals a Surprising Link to Men Today – ScienceAlert

New Study of Neanderthal And Denisovan DNA Reveals a Surprising Link to Men Today...

Neanderthal teeth from Spy 94a in Belgium. (I. Crevecoeur/Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) Decades of teasing apart Neanderthal DNA has produced an archive of ancient genes that spell out a history of love affairs between estranged branches of humanity's family tree. Until now, the story has been rather lopsided. For whatever reason, the most…
Astronomers Just Revealed One of The Most Extreme Planets Ever Discovered – ScienceAlert

Astronomers Just Revealed One of The Most Extreme Planets Ever Discovered – ScienceAlert

Astronomers have taken detailed observations of an incredibly extreme exoplanet, detecting brutal surface temperatures in the region of 3,200 degrees Celsius (5,792 degrees Fahrenheit). Those temperatures – measured by the European Space Agency's CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite (or CHEOPS) –  are enough to melt all rocks and metals, and even turn them into a gaseous form.While the exoplanet,…
Mutations that affect aging: More common than we thought? – Phys.org

Mutations that affect aging: More common than we thought? – Phys.org

The researchers at Linköping University used fruit flies to study mutations that could contribute to ageing. Credit: Magnus Johansson/Linköping University The number of mutations that can contribute to aging may be significantly higher than previously believed, according to new research on fruit flies. The study by scientists at Linköping University, Sweden, supports a new theory…
3 more ancient underground lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars, raising possibility of life – CBS News

3 more ancient underground lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars, raising possibility of...

Two years ago, astronomers reported findings of a large lake beneath a thick layer of ice at Mars' south pole. Now, scientists have confirmed that finding and detected three new underground lakes in the same area — and they believe there could be many more. A new study, published this week in the journal Nature…
Planet collision simulations give clues to atmospheric loss from moon’s origin – Phys.org

Planet collision simulations give clues to atmospheric loss from moon’s origin – Phys.org

Cross-section snapshots of 3D simulations of giant impacts using 30 to 100 million particles, coloured by their material or their internal energy, related to their temperature. Credit: Jacob Kegerreis, Durham University Earth could have lost anywhere between ten and 60 percent of its atmosphere in the collision that is thought to have formed the Moon.…
The Ocean Is Becoming More Stable, And The Consequences May Be Dire, Scientists Warn – ScienceAlert

The Ocean Is Becoming More Stable, And The Consequences May Be Dire, Scientists Warn...

KELLY MACNAMARA, AFP 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 Global warming is making the oceans more stable, increasing surface temperatures and reducing the carbon they can absorb, according to research published Monday by climate scientists who warned that the findings have "profound and troubling" implications. Man-made climate change has increased surface temperatures across the planet, leading to atmospheric…
Sony’s PS5 Pre-Order Fiasco Goes From Bad to Embarrassingly Bad

Sony’s PS5 Pre-Order Fiasco Goes From Bad to Embarrassingly Bad

New reports say an increasing number of retailers are informing PS5 pre-order customer that they cannot fulfill day-one deliveries. GameStop Ireland has informed some customers that the console won’t arrive until 2021. These issues raise questions about what is happening behind the scenes. Amid a global pandemic, shipping out a next-gen console in sufficient numbers…
The U.S. Dollar is Facing Its Highest Shorts in 3 Years – And Here’s Why

The U.S. Dollar is Facing Its Highest Shorts in 3 Years – And Here’s...

The net volume of shorts on the U.S. dollar has hit its highest level in nearly three years, with more traders shorting the dollar than going long on it. The market now seems to be gearing up for a dollar crash, while economists and fund investors have been predicting a crash for several months. The…
Want to Save the Planet? Sony Trumpets PS4 Over PC Gaming

Want to Save the Planet? Sony Trumpets PS4 Over PC Gaming

Sony has published a new report as part of its partnership with the UN Playing for the Planet Alliance. It notes that PS4 gaming accounts for almost half the carbon emissions of PC. The gaming giant aims to avoid 30 million tones of carbon equivalent emission for PS4 by 2030. If you’re concerned about gaming’s…
75-Year ‘Repressed Liquidity’ Bomb Tempts a 2021 S&P 500 Explosion

75-Year ‘Repressed Liquidity’ Bomb Tempts a 2021 S&P 500 Explosion

Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel foresees a strong U.S. stock market in 2021, due to unprecedented levels of repressed liquidity. Siegel cited rising business productivity, potential vaccines, increased money supply, and rising worker productivity as four catalysts. Tech-heavy indices were the primary beneficiaries of the stock market rally from March to August, and the S&P 500…

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A new report reveals that Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has introduced a mandatory ‘crunch’ six-day work week for employees.The news runs contrary to previous promises from the studio that it is aiming to create a more ‘humane’ workplace with a non-obligatory crunch policy.The report also claims some employees have been working under crunch…
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