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Chat Service Discord Bans AltRight.com Server & Users Over “Nazi Ideology”

We welcome everyone to the Nazi-banning party. You're all late.

In case you haven't been paying attention over the last few years, some very dangerous hate movements have taken hold on the internet, and online entities have been hesitant to do anything about it. After the weekend's white supremacist events in Charlottesville, Virginia, some of them seem to have finally taken notice of the need for action, and now Discord has jumped in to show them how it's done.

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Mario’s in Your Hands: Nintendo Switch May Have Image Projection, According to Patents

Nintendo's patent filings suggest that their forthcoming Switch console could feature motion controls and image projection, among other things.

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Live Tweeting is “A Garbage Idea Perpetuated By Garbage People,” and Other Silly Ideas

The Hollywood Reporter recently did a survey of Fall Television with "a number of this year's top showrunners about their new series, making content in 2016 and the state of broadcast TV." Sure, we can talk about how only two of the sixteen showrunners surveyed are female. Or, we could talk about how of the sixteen showrunners surveyed here, all of them are white. But first, I want to talk about something really important: live tweeting.

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Scientists are Closer to Recreating the Star Trek Phaser

Currently, laser scientists at Lockheed Martin, an advanced technologies company, are in the process of working on their version of the phaser, a classic weapon and tool that has been used in Star Trek for everything from stunning an enemy to cutting through a rock wall.

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Things We Saw Today: John Barrowman’s Eisner Awards Cosplay is Perfect

The actor cosplayed as Squirrel Girl, Zapp Brannigan and Harley Quinn.

The actor cosplayed as Squirrel Girl, Zapp Brannigan and Harley Quinn.

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Diversity Only Possible When We See It as an Advantage, Instead of as A “Problem to Be Solved”

For all that people are talking about the importance of diversity across all fields, it seems that there are always those willing to pay the idea lip service while remaining apathetic and short-sighted. What's sad is that it's the people that are supposedly the most creative and imaginative that are guilty of being the most myopic.

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This Bionic Leaf Does Photosynthesis Better Than Plants, Could Power Cars Someday

Suck it, plants—this bionic leaf has got you beat ten times over! A team of researchers at Harvard University, led by Daniel Nocera and Pamela Silver, have been perfecting this leaf's ability to perform artificial photosynthesis.

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The 2016 Met Gala’s “Manus x Machina” Theme Gave Us All the Robot Dresses We Could Want

If you didn't hit up any social media services last night, you missed out on a photo-sharing celebration of the best and worst fashion on display at the 2016 Met Gala. Let's have a look at some of the best, shall we?

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Things We Saw Today: Bloodline Posters Encourage Us to #VoteforLeia

A vote for Leia is a vote to protect the Republic.

Claudia Gray's Star Wars novel Bloodline goes on sale May 3rd! To celebrate, feast your eyes on these ridiculously cool posters.

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Carrie Fisher Leads a Robot Support Group for IBM

There were quite a few commercial breaks at last night's Oscars, so I totally get it if you spaced out and missed the IBM Watson commercial starring Carrie Fisher.

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Things We Saw Today: Meet the “Out Queer Person of Color” Who Led the Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Last week, the science world (and science enthusiasts!) rejoiced with the discovery of gravitational waves. Logo's NewNowNext now has a profile on the self-proclaimed "out queer person of color" who led the effort toward this discovery - Dr. Nergis Mavalvala at MIT. Check it out, and revel in her awesomeness.

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Behold, the Future! Madeline Gannon Taught Her Robot to Respond to Just Her Hand Gestures

Motion capture technology is rad.

In the video, Carnegie Mellon Ph.D candidate Madeline Gannon explains how she's using motion capture technology to get the robot to "see" humans.

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Short Film Uncanny Valley Depicts Virtual Reality Addiction in Our Future

We already talk about being addicted to our phones, or addicted to video games - and there's some actual concern as to whether or not we're legitimately addicted to our tech - so it makes sense that as things like Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift emerge, we'll wonder about what kind of impact virtual reality will have on our lives and minds.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Celebrates Back to the Future Day With a Glorious Recap

Neil deGrasse Tyson is on another Twitter spree, and this time it's about Back to the Future.

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Interview: Aja Naomi King on Sci-Fi Film Reversion and Diversity in TV & Film

You may know her as overachieving law student (and accessory to murder!) Michaela on the Shonda Rhimes hit, How to Get Away With Murder on ABC, but Aja Naomi King should now also be on your geek radar thanks to her new sci-fi film, Reversion, which opens today in select theaters.

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Floor Mats That are Almost Too Awesome to Step On

Star Wars fans can now geek up their cars in style!

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The Ada Initiative Shuts Down, but Its Programs Will Be Open Source

The company's gone, but their work and expertise are not.

After four years of working tirelessly to improve diversity in tech, the Ada Initiative is shutting down.

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Know a Girl Who Loves STEM? Jewelbots Programmable Friendship Bracelets Launch Today

Summer camp trades just went next-level.

Is there a girl in your life (or are you a girl) aged 9-14 who loves coding, technology, and cute accessories? Well, you're in luck, because today is the launch of Jewelbots, programmable friendship bracelets that teach their wearers to communicate using Bluetooth and IFTTT technology.

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San Diego Comic-Con Bans Selfie Sticks, Maybe With Good Reason?

Start kissing up to your long-armed friends NOW.

If you're going to Comic-Con this year and like taking selfies, you'd better have long arms, or at least be friends with people who are. Because SDCC has announced that they are banning selfie sticks this year as one of several changes to their technology policies. Who do you think you are, SDCC? The Cannes Film Festival?

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Marvel Encourages Tech-Loving Girls With the Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge

Because the world needs more Jemma Simmonses and Jane Fosters.

There may not be much Black Widow merch, but Marvel is doing something really awesome for smart girls in the real world. In their recently-announced Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge, Marvel, along with several other corporate and science sponsors, is seeking out girls who are into the sciences and challenging them to create really small tech.

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