Author John Rocco retells the true story of Apollo 11 with amazing art and science

“How We Got to the Moon”, out today (Oct. 6) peels back the curtain to expose the true story of NASA’s Apollo program and how people from all walks of life worked together to accomplish the impossible.

The new children’s book, fully titled “How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure” (Random House Children’s Books, 2020) and written and illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator John Rocco, who wrote and illustrated “Blackout” and illustrated the famed series “Percy Jackson,” goes on sale today (Oct. 6). 

The book takes an immersive approach to NASA’s “moonshot” Apollo program, exploring the science behind the Apollo 11 journey and introducing some of the people who made the first crewed moon landing possible. 

“I wanted to make a book that I would have loved as a kid as a kid … and

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Facebook says it will ban groups that ‘represent’ QAnon

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said it will ban groups that “represent” QAnon, the baseless conspiracy theory that paints President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and “deep state’ government officials.

The company said Tuesday that it will remove Facebook pages, groups and Instagram accounts for “representing QAnon” — even if they don’t promote violence. The social network said it will consider a variety of factors to decide if a group meets its criteria for a ban, including its name, the biography or “about” section of the page, and discussions within the page, group or Instagram account.

Mentions of QAnon in a group focused on a different subject won’t necessarily lead to a ban, Facebook said.

Less than two months ago, Facebook said it would stop promoting the group and its adherents, although it faltered with spotty enforcement. It said it would

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Facebook to remove all accounts ‘representing’ QAnon

The move is a major step up from only removing QAnon posts promoting violence.

“Starting today, we will remove any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent content,” the company said in a blogpost Tuesday.

This is an update from their previous policy that removed content associated with QAnon only when they discussed potential violence.

The company added Tuesday that it will also “continue to disable the profiles of admins who manage Pages and Groups removed for violating this policy, as we began doing in August.”

QAnon, a baseless conspiracy theory that paints President Donald

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Ujwal Nirgudkar Appointed Member of Oscars Academy’s Science & Technology Council | Bollywood

MUMBAI — Ujwal Nirgudkar, Oscar Academy Member & Chairman of SMPTE-India Section, who is promoting standards for Digital Cinema in India, is appointed by the Oscar Academy to serve on the 2020-21 Science and Technology Council. An Indian Resident is being invited as a member for the first time in 17 years of the council.

Nirgudkar is working in the Indian film industry for the past 39 years. Currently, he is also chief technical advisor from KPMG for “National Film Heritage Mission,” a 60 billion project under the National Film Archives, Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India.

During the course of the year, the council will discuss industry liaison activities, general motion-picture technology-related issues, ideas for future council initiatives and presentations from council members on current technology topics. The council is supposed to have its first virtual meeting Oct. 12 with a brief orientation session for the new council

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Apple announces Oct. 13 event

Apple is expected to unveil its latest iPhones next week.



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On Tuesday, Apple sent out invitations for an October 13 event. The invite said “Hi, Speed.”

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The tech giant is likely to announce an iPhone 12 with 5G capabilities, the first iPhone to connect to the new, ultra-fast wireless network. Analysts expect the 5G iPhone to generate a “supercycle” of device upgrades, potentially prompting more people than usual to buy the new device.

Apple typically announces new iPhones in September, but this year the launch was delayed after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains. Apple previously said new iPhones would be shipped slightly later than usual this year.

Making a 5G-connected iPhone could improve Apple’s digital services, such as Apple TV+. While iPhones have typically been Apple’s biggest sales driver, the company is increasingly reliant on services to diversify its sales.

Apple is somewhat

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Scientists detect ‘mass death’ of sea life off Russia’s Kamchatka

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A Greenpeace handout photo showing the area off Khalaktyr beach on the Kamchatka peninsula that may have been contaminated with toxic chemicals

Pollution off the Pacific shoreline of the remote Kamchatka peninsula has caused the mass death of marine creatures, Russian scientists said Tuesday.


Locals sounded the alarm in late September as surfers experienced stinging eyes from the water and sea creatures including seals, octopuses and sea urchins washed up dead on the shore.

Coming on the heels of a massive oil leak in Siberia, the latest incident has sparked a large-scale investigation with fears that poisonous substances in underground storage since the Soviet era could have leaked into the water.

A team of divers from a state nature reserve found a “mass death” of sea life at a depth of five to 10 metres (16-33 feet), Ivan Usatov of the Kronotsky Reserve said, adding that “95 percent are dead.”

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Hedge Funds Are Bullish On dMY Technology Group, Inc. (DMYT)

The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey have plowed through 823 13F filings that hedge funds and well-known value investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of June 30th, when the S&P 500 Index was trading around the 3100 level. Since the end of March, investors decided to bet on the economic recovery and a stock market rebound. S&P 500 Index returned more than 50% since its bottom. In this article you are going to find out whether hedge funds thought dMY Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE:DMYT) was a good investment heading into the third quarter and how the stock traded in comparison to the top hedge fund picks.

dMY Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE:DMYT) was in 22 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the second quarter of 2020. The all time high for

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A simple $50 accessory can double the internet speed on your computer or gaming console



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How To Speed Up Home Internet

  • Anyone wondering how to speed up your home internet without dropping a ton of cash on an overpriced mesh Wi-Fi system will be happy to hear that it’s much easier and less expensive than you think.
  • If you’re sick of slow internet speeds and “buffering” on your computer, TV, or video game console, there’s a simple device that will be a game-changer for you.
  • Before you do something drastic like buying a new router or a pricey mesh Wi-Fi system, check out the TP-Link AV1000 Gigabit Powerline Internet Kit, which is just $49.99 on Amazon.

When you’re trying to watch a video or stream a game, slow internet speeds and buffering can be your worst nightmare. It’s so aggravating, but it happens all the time. What you might not realize though, is that there’s a wonderfully easy way for

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Typeface that looks like handwriting works best with warm message, study finds — ScienceDaily

Appeals seeking donations to help fight hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic were more successful when the typeface in which the appeal was written mirrored the tone of the donation request, a new study has found.

In a study that asked prospective donors to consider whether and how much to give to a local food bank to help fight hunger during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers found that donors were more likely to give when heartfelt messages were written in typefaces that looked like handwriting, and when messages that talked about the power of an organization were written in typeface that looked more business-like.

In other words, make the font match the message to get more donations, the researchers said.

“Our research suggests that simply changing the typeface of appeals messages could make those appeals stronger and encourage people to make donations,” said Huiling Huang, a consumer sciences doctoral student at The

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Facebook removes Trump post calling the coronavirus ‘less lethal’ than the flu

“Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!” Trump’s tweet and now-deleted Facebook post reads.

Trump on Monday night left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was being treated for covid-19. Earlier in the day, he posted on social media, “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.” That drew intense criticism online for what many saw as him downplaying the virus that has killed at least 209,000 people in the United States.

Neither Twitter nor Facebook took any action against the Monday post and did not respond to repeated requests for comment asking if it violated their policies against coronavirus misinformation.

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