Extremely Delayed James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Again, Again

Submitted by Gizmodo on June 2, 2021 - 6:00pm

The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, already seven years behind schedule, will not launch on Halloween as planned, which is just as well, given the ominous date and this project’s history of bad luck. For once, the delay is not due to the telescope, but rather the rocket that will deliver it to space.


The rise and fall of Kraft, the pioneer of processed cheese

Submitted by Tech Insider on June 2, 2021 - 5:53pm

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Kraft has grown from a small cheese factory to a multi-national food conglomerate backed by Warren Buffett — and it all started with processed cheese.

Over 100 years ago in the mid-1910s, Canadian-born businessman James L. Kraft found a way to turn leftover scraps of cheddar into a smooth, spreadable cheese with a longer shelf life and consistent taste. 

A Man Overdosed on a Homeopathic Drug, Which Is Supposed to Have Nothing in It

Submitted by Gizmodo on June 2, 2021 - 5:40pm

From the desk of medical irony comes this recent case study from Germany. Doctors there say a patient of theirs ended up sick in the emergency room after being poisoned by a homeopathic remedy—quack treatments that by definition are supposed to contain virtually no active ingredient. Thankfully, the man recovered…


An Ancient Supervolcano May Have Zapped the Ozone Layer, Exposing Early Humans to Intense Sunburns

Submitted by Gizmodo on June 2, 2021 - 5:30pm

The Toba super-eruption of some 74,000 years ago has long intrigued scientists, who remain uncertain about how the event affected humans living at the time. Now, a team of researchers suggest that the real damage from Toba came from on high, in the form of a depleted ozone layer induced by a massive release of sulfur…



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