Link25 (208) – The Great Seal Escape Edition
For those of you who are new around here, every Friday we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, art...
For those of you who are new around here, every Friday we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, you’ll find everything from the recent discovery of a ghost galaxy to the fascinating escape of a seal from an orca. So get ready because this is Link25 (208) – The Great Seal Escape Edition.
Astronomers have found a nearby galaxy that’s roughly the same mass as the Milky Way, but somehow contains less than 1 percent of its stars.
The galaxy is so dim, it’s evaded detention for decades, and now the team behind its discovery has figured out how its lack of stars hasn’t ripped it apart – it’s made from 99.99 percent dark matter. (Click on the title to read the full article).
There’s almost nothing more private on your computer than the keystrokes you type in.
Think of typing your passwords, all your emails and instant messages, your Social Security number and credit card numbers, and even more private information meant only for the eyes of a select few. Now imagine all of those sensitive details landing in hands of strangers.
New research shows that hackers can exploit Wi-Fi signals to accurately recognize keystrokes by tracking how your hand position distorts Wi-Fi signals. (click on the title to see the full article).
Leslie Jones is a woman, an African-American, and a standup comedian, which means that she has spent a lot of her life dealing with bullshit. Every standup has hecklers; onstage, Jones has made a specialty of disarming hers, in part because she is so good at it. When I was reporting a piece about her, I watched her perform several standup sets. Her jokes were good, (click on the title to see the full article).
Justice League is hitting theaters next year. The highly-anticipated film is a direct continuation to the events of Batman v Superman, as Bruce Wayne gathers a group of heroes to defend Earth from the incoming threat of Apokolips. While that seems like a big-enough storyline to be a film by itself, there’s one big elephant in the room that will be addressed in the superhero team-up: Superman’s resurrection.
The biggest question mark in the DC Extended Universe is the Kryptonian Growth Codex, which we first saw in Man of Steel. You know, the strange-looking but powerful artifact in which all knowledge of (click on the title to see the full article).
One hundred and one years ago this October, a Scottish astronomer named Robert Innes pointed a camera at a grouping of stars near the Southern Cross, the defining feature of the night skies above his adopted Johannesburg. He was looking for a small companion to Alpha Centauri, our closest neighboring star system. (Click on the title to see the full article)
Uber is losing money faster than any technology company ever, and it’s largely because of an essential component to the company’s operations: the drivers.
Bloomberg reports Uber lost $1.27 billion in the first half of this year, which is unprecedented, even for a tech company. By comparison, (click on the title to see the full article).
Orlando Health and Florida Hospital announced Wednesday that they would not be billing survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting for treatment.
They are expected to write off an estimated $5.5 million in care.
In the announcement, Orlando Health President and CEO David Strong said, “The pulse shooting was a horrendous tragedy for the victims, their families and our entire community. During this very trying time, many organizations, individuals and (click on the title to read the full article).