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TaoTronics 12" Selfie Ring Light | $30 | Amazon | Promo code KJXNAZRK + $10 Clip Coupon Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Selfie, Narcissism, Internet Culture, Science and Technology, Tripod, Portrait Photography, Coupon, Human Interest, Ring Flash, Technology Internet, KJXNAZRK


Slow-Mo Footage of an Old Movie Camera Reveals Why Film Strips Had All Those Holes

The pandemic has limited The Slow Mo Guys’ ability to film grand experiments with their high-speed cameras. But while safely staying home, they’ve found other fascinating things to shoot, including an old 16-millimeter movie camera that when torn apart finally reveals why film is punched full of holes.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Film Industry, Camera, Filmmaking, Shutter, High Speed Camera, Motion blur, Entertainment Culture, Science Of Photography, Focal Plane Shutter, Movie Cameras, 16 Mm Film, Rotary Disc Shutter


Instagram banned Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of the world's most famous anti-vaxxers, for breaking its policies

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Instagram has banned Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for promoting anti-vaccine claims.  Kennedy has long pushed debunked claims linking vaccines to conditions such as autism.  Facebook has vowed to crack down on the promotion of vaccination misinformation. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Instagram has banned Robert F Kennedy Jr, one of the world's most high-profile anti-vaccine activists, for violating its policies against...
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, Trends, News UK, John F Kennedy, Biden, Kennedy, Trump, Robert F Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Tom Porter, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Center for Countering Digital Hate


Instagram Bans Anti-Vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr. For Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation

Instagram has banned notorious anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for spreading misinformation about covid-19 and the safety of vaccines. Strangely, Kennedy is still doing the exact same schtick on Instagram’s parent platform Facebook, a place where he hasn’t been banned. At least not yet.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Medicine, Pseudoscience, John F Kennedy, Vaccine, Kennedy, Deception, Robert Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Kennedy Family, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Misinformation Related To Vaccination, Covid 19 Misinformation


A 45 ft 'ice volcano' emerged in Kazakhstan, formed from spring water spraying from the ground that freezes almost instantly

An annotated image of tourists gathering around a 45-ft tall ice cone, which appeared in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan. YouTube/Ruptly/Insider A 45-foot ice tower reassembling a volcano has appeared in Kazakhstan. The structure is made by hot spring water gushing through a thick layer of ice. The structure is a local attraction and appears in many Instagram photos. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Meteorological conditions lined up in Kazakhstan this winter, result...
Tags: Science, Instagram, US, Trends, Earth, News UK, Kazakhstan, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Great Lakes, Kremlin, Pluto, Geography, Borat, Almaty, Mark McLean


TikTok Wants To Be QVC For Teens

If you follow the updates on various social platforms for long enough, you start to notice a particular pattern: a product designed for socializing mutating into an attention trap geared towards shopping. We’ve seen it with Instagram. We’ve seen it with Pinterest and Snapchat. So it was only a matter of time before…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Networks, Social Media, Software, Social Commerce, Qvc, Internet Celebrity, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Application Software, Technology Internet


Facebook expanded its rules on posting misinformation and will remove all false claims about COVID vaccines, including that they cause autism

A pharmacist prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Jessica Hill/AP Photo Jessica Hill/AP Photo Facebook added false vaccine claims to its updated protocols for combatting COVID-19 misinformation. Posts claiming vaccines are ineffective or unsafe will be removed, the social network said.  Facebook also said it is working with WHO to remove misinformation about all vaccines.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook said it will remove misinformation about the COVID-1...
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Misinformation, Pandemic, Tech Insider, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


Instagram, Honey, Please Stop Copying TikTok

Every day, my best friend DMs me Instagram Reels of a bunch of things: cute puppies, bizarre skincare hacks, and random funny videos. The problem is I’ve seen all of them before. On TikTok.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Mobile Software, Facebook Applications, Video Hosting, Video Software, IGTV, Tiktok, Application Software


Endangered giraffes are trapped on an island in Kenya's Lake Baringo. Photos show how rescuers are ferrying them to safety.

A giraffe named Asiwa is ferried to the Ruko Conservancy in Kenya, December 2020. Ami Vitale/Courtesy of Save Giraffes Now A group of endangered giraffes got marooned on an island in Kenya's Lake Baringo. Rising waters are flooding more and more of the island, so conservationists hatched a daring rescue operation. Groups are working together to ferry the animals off the island. Three of nine giraffes have been saved so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In Kenya's Lak...
Tags: Photos, Science, News, Animals, Africa, Trends, Kenya, Connor, Myers, Rothschild, Noelle, David O Connor, Asiwa, Giraffes, Lake Baringo, Ami Vitale


What a great shot! Vaccination selfies become the latest social media hit

A new trend has emerged – public figures posting ‘vaxxies’ showing the moment they received their jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe latest social media trend involves no ice buckets, no filters and certainly no sea shanties. Now celebrities and politicians around the world are vying to post the best “vaxxies” – selfies of the moment they receive their Covid-19 vaccination.While vaxxies send out a strong message that the vaccines are safe, they are also an undenia...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Vladimir Putin, Social Media, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation


Facebook Bans Creation of New Events Near Federal and State Houses Leading Up to Inauguration

To head off a potential encore of last week’s violent insurrection, Facebook is blocking users from creating new Facebook events in the vicinity of the White House, the U.S. Capitol building, and any state capitol buildings through President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. It’s also restricting features for…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, White House, Joe Biden, U S Capitol, Social Information Processing


Photos show how a tree snake makes its body into a lasso to climb and hunt prey

A brown tree snake in a tree in Guam. Bjorn Lardner A new study shows a species of tree snake uses an unprecedented form of locomotion in order to climb objects like trees. The brown tree snake loops its body into a lasso around wide, cylindrical objects in order to ascend them. This lasso technique likely helps the snake scale wider trees and hunt birds nesting in the canopy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The brown tree snake loves to snack on birds.One of the world'...
Tags: Photos, Videos, Science, News, Animals, Trends, Snakes, Climbing, Micronesia, University Of Cincinnati, Brown, CSU, Jayne, Guam, Seibert, Savidge


The Triumph of Fascist Aesthetics

The photograph is arresting: a bearded man stands at the top of a staircase located in the Senate wing of the Capitol bearing uniquely American symbols, marking both time and ideology. He holds in his right hand a red flag with the phrase “Trump is my president” written across it in bold white lettering. He wears a…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Senate, Riots, Trump, Capitol, Fascism


Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, UK, Hollywood, Science, Instagram, US, Trends, Ukraine, Cnn, Autism, News UK, Stem Cells, Josh Brolin, Fda, Mel Gibson


Amazon Court Filing Includes Chilling Death Threats Published On Parler

Amazon submitted a new filing in federal court on Tuesday in response to an emergency motion by Parler to restore its hosting services through Amazon’s AWS. Parler was kicked offline early Monday after Amazon said the social media company had violated its terms of service and Parler couldn’t find another company…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Republicans, Censorship, Social Media, Joe Biden, Coups, Violence, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Militias, Aoc, Paul Gosar, Mo Brooks


I volunteered to test the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Here's what the side effects were like, and why I want my experience to give people hope.

Elle Hardy. Elle Hardy Journalist Elle Hardy is taking part in a phase-three trial of Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine, which was just approved in the UK and has been shown to be 94.5% effective. The UK government has ordered 17 million doses of Moderna's shot, but it's unlikely to roll out before March. The shot was approved for use in the US in December. After a slight reaction to the two doses, Hardy said she was certain she didn't receive a placebo. "The side effects were a little unpleasan...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, England, Science, News, Instagram, Australia, White House, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Oxford, MMR, Vaccine


'Brotherhood Is Healing': When Men's Self-Help Groups Collide With Covid Restrictions

Late last month, the self-help coach Jordan Maurice Bowditch posted a comedically wide-eyed photo of himself on Instagram and Facebook with a caption announcing that he had “survived” covid-19. “The week I likely got it, I connected with upwards of 100 people (and somewhere in there was unknowingly exposed).” During…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Conspiracy Theories, Masculinity, Covid 19, Mens Work, Jordan Maurice Bowditch


NASA's shared some interstellar fireworks to bring 2020 to an end. The Orion Nebula looks like a rainbow canvas peppered with dots of light.

A composite image of the Orion Nebula, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech STScI NASA's final "Image of the Day" for 2020 depicts the Orion Nebula, located 1,500 light-years from Earth. The Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes captured the stunning, colorful image. Nebulae are giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA decided to share some interstellar fireworks to end a...
Tags: Photos, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Orion Nebula, NASA JPL Caltech, Hubble Space, Nebulas, Aylin Woodward, Spitzer Space Telescopes


NASA shared some interstellar fireworks to bring 2020 to an end. The Orion Nebula looks like a rainbow canvas peppered with dots of light.

A composite image of the Orion Nebula, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech STScI NASA's final "Image of the Day" for 2020 depicts the Orion Nebula, located 1,500 light-years from Earth. The Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes captured the stunning, colorful image. Nebulae are giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA decided to share some interstellar fireworks to end a...
Tags: Photos, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Orion Nebula, NASA JPL Caltech, Hubble Space, Nebulas, Aylin Woodward, Spitzer Space Telescopes


Inside the outbreak: photographing England during Covid pandemic

Guardian photographer Chris Thomond lives in Manchester and spent most of the year under strict lockdown measures while travelling on assignment around the north of England’s coronavirus hotspots photographing life during the pandemic. He looks back on his yearEarly on during the pandemic I’d seen a short film from the Philippines and read an extended blog from northern Italy, both featuring photographers dressed in hazmat suits, toting cameras housed beneath protective covers. Embedded with par...
Tags: Photography, England, New York, Science, US, UK News, Philippines, News photography, Paris, Italy, Manchester, North Of England, Peter Turnley, Turnley, Coronavirus, Chris Thomond


When Albert Einstein & Charlie Chaplin Met and Became Fast Famous Friends (1930)

Photo via Wikimedia Commons “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother,” goes a well-known quote attributed variously to Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, and Ernest Rutherford. No matter who said it, “the sentiment… rings true,” writes Michelle Lavery, “for researchers in all disciplines from particle physics to ecopsychology.” As Feynman discovered during his many years of teaching, it could be “the motto of all professional communicators,” The Guard...
Tags: Google, Elsa, Science, Instagram, Film, California, College, San Francisco, History, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Feynman, Charlie Chaplin, Universal Studios, Facebook Twitter, Chaplin


Google Is Testing a "Short Video" Carousel That Would Surface Instagram and TikTok Videos

Google is reportedly testing a new mobile search feature that would surface TikTok and Instagram videos in their own dedicated carousel — the search giant’s apparent answer to a growing appetite for short-form video content. Read more...
Tags: Google, Videos, Feature, Science, Instagram, Carousel, Tiktok, Mobile Search Feature, Test Feature


Charlie Sheen, Dolph Lundgren, and Danny Trejo All Spread Russian Propaganda on Cameo: Report

The Libyan government released a suspected Russian intelligence agent, Maxim Shugaley from prison, in part because someone paid actors Dolph Lundgren, Charlie Sheen, and Danny Trejo to endorse his release on video app Cameo. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, War, Cybersecurity, Libya, Propaganda, Cameo, Misinformation, Muammar Qaddafi, Danny Trejo, Maxim Shugaley, Libyan Civil War


A year of the pandemic, in 26 photos

A man looks out of the window of his home during the coronavirus pandemic. Deliris/Shutterstock It's been almost a year since the Chinese government first notified the World Health Organization about the novel coronavirus. Since then, more than 78 million people have contracted COVID-19, and more than 1.7 million have died. Here are some of the most striking photos of the pandemic's impact so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Almost a year ago, on December 31, 2019, ...
Tags: Health, Photos, UK, England, New York, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, White House, China, India, New York City, US, San Francisco


Photos reveal Jupiter and Saturn aligned in the sky as a 'Christmas star' that hadn't been seen for 800 years

Saturn (above) and Jupiter (below) in the sky above a church in New York City. Gary Hershorn Photographers from around the world captured Jupiter and Saturn aligning almost perfectly in the night sky this week. Monday was the closest the two planets have appeared in 800 years — the last time they were both this close and visible was in 1226. The two planets move into alignment, or conjunction, every 20 years. But this year they were close enough to look like a "double planet." Visit Busine...
Tags: Photos, Space, Science, News, Australia, Youtube, Washington, New York City, Trends, Iran, Nasa, Earth, Planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Now You Too Can Look Like a Fool While Trying to Solve the AR New York Times Crossword Puzzle

For 25 years, I’ve held a long, deep-seated grudge against the New York Times Crossword puzzle. It started when a family friend gifted me a daily calendar of NYT Crossword puzzles because I was a “smart kid.” I don’t know what possessed this woman to think a 7-year-old would enjoy the NYT Crossword—a puzzle famed for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Augmented Reality, Nytimes, Crossword Puzzles, I Hate Everything, New York Times Crossword, AR New York Times Crossword Puzzle


Data scientists are teaming up with influencers to fight dangerous conspiracy theories about COVID-19 as people shun experts' warnings

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Pgp, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Cornell University, Influencers, Misinformation, Harrison


Influencers are being recruited to fight dangerous conspiracy theories about COVID-19 as people shun experts' warnings

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Pgp, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Cornell University, Influencers, Misinformation, Harrison


How data scientists and influencers are joining forces to fight against dangerous COVID-19 conspiracy theories online

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Pgp, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Cornell University, Influencers, Misinformation, Harrison


What Apple's ProRAW Format is, and How to Use It on Your iPhone 12 Pro

With the arrival of iOS 14.3, Apple’s ProRAW format is here, and it could significantly change the way iPhone users take photos—not just for this generation of handsets, but with the iPhone 13 and beyond. If you’re wondering what this new capability is and how you can use it on your iPhone, we’re about to explain it…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Photography, Science, Mobile Photography, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, Apple Proraw



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