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Linda Evangelista says CoolSculpting left her disfigured. Five women say it happened to them too

A doctor holds the instrument used in CoolSculpting.Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images CoolSculpting has been sold as a quick and easy route to a slimmer silhouette. Supermodel Linda Evangelista filed a lawsuit in September saying CoolSculpting left her disfigured due to an adverse reaction known as PAH. Sometimes called the "stick of butter effect," PAH may be more common than people think. Insider talked to women who experienced it.  For the last decade, CoolSculpting has been m...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Science, News, Instagram, Medicine, Obesity, California, Trends, Body Image, Fat, Plastic Surgery, Khloe Kardashian, Diana, Fda


Chakras, crystals and conspiracy theories: how the wellness industry turned its back on Covid science

Its gurus increasingly promote vaccine scepticism, conspiracy theories and the myth that ill people have themselves to blame. How did self-care turn so nasty?Ozlem Demirboga Carr is not really into all that woo‑woo stuff. “I’m definitely a full-science kind of person,” says the 41-year-old telecoms worker from Reading. She doesn’t believe in crystals, affirmations or salt lamps. But she did find herself unusually anxious during the UK’s Covid lockdown in March 2020 and, like many people, decided...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, Vaccines and immunisation, Science and scepticism, Coronavirus, Demirboga Carr


‘The tone of their posts shifted’: how the wellness industry turned its back on Covid science

Its gurus increasingly promote vaccine scepticism, conspiracy theories and the myth that ill people have themselves to blame. How did self-care turn so nasty?Ozlem Demirboga Carr is not really into all that woo‑woo stuff. “I’m definitely a full-science kind of person,” says the 41-year-old telecoms worker from Reading. She doesn’t believe in crystals, affirmations or salt lamps. But she did find herself unusually anxious during the UK’s Covid lockdown in March 2020 and, like many people, decided...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, Vaccines and immunisation, Science and scepticism, Coronavirus, Demirboga Carr


‘Injecting poison will never make you healthy’: how the wellness industry turned its back on Covid science

Its gurus increasingly promote vaccine scepticism, conspiracy theories and the myth that ill people have themselves to blame. How did self-care turn so nasty?Ozlem Demirboga Carr is not really into all that woo‑woo stuff. “I’m definitely a full-science kind of person,” says the 41-year-old telecoms worker from Reading. She doesn’t believe in crystals, affirmations or salt lamps. But she did find herself unusually anxious during the UK’s Covid lockdown in March 2020 and, like many people, decided...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, Vaccines and immunisation, Science and scepticism, Coronavirus, Demirboga Carr


MyPillow's Mike Lindell is sponsoring anti-vaxxer Sherri Tenpenny, one of the 'disinformation dozen'

A composite image of Mike Lindell (L) and Dr Sherri Tenpenny (R). Octavio Jones/Reuters / Dr Sherri Tenpenny/Instagram Anti-vaxxer Dr Sherri Tenpenny has been receiving sponsorship from Mike Lindell's MyPillow. She touted his products on her Bible study chats, which center around vaccine misinformation. The deal showcases the growing alliance between election denialism and anti-vaccine sentiment. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell recently became a sponsor for the prominent anti-vaxxer Dr Sher...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Instagram, America, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Guardian, Kohls, Lindell, Agence France Presse, R, Dominion, The Financial Times, L


Sherri Tenpenny, leading 'disinformation dozen' anti-vaxxer, described having COVID-19 symptoms and getting on planes

Dr Sherri Tenpenny on Instagram Live on October 7, 2021. Instagram/Dr Sherri Tenpenny Dr Sherri Tenpenny, a well-known anti-vaxxer, said she's been traveling with COVID-19 symptoms. She described symptoms consistent with COVID-19 such as fatigue and trouble breathing. Tenpenny did not respond to Insider's requests for clarifications about whether she was diagnosed. One of the leading proponents of COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories described traveling, and seemingly b...
Tags: Science, News, Instagram, Cdc, Trends, Missouri, News UK, Ohio, Anti-vaxxers, Instagram Live, Facebook Her, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, Coronavirus, Center for Countering Digital Hate, Mia Jankowicz


The best wildlife photos of the year show a curious grizzly, dueling reindeer, and fish swimming through a cloud of sperm

Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest awards images that showcase the diversity and fragility of life. This year, the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The winning photos show reindeer fighting over mates, seals giving birth, and a mountain gorilla enjoying the rain. The camouflage grouper is declining due to overfishing, but each July, beneath...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, News, California, Animals, Africa, US, Trends, Uganda, Wildlife, Alaska, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Natural History Museum, Virunga, Svalbard


10 years after NASA launched its Juno mission to Jupiter, these are its most stunning images of the gas giant

An illustration of NASA's Juno spacecraft flying above the clouds of Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin Gill NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter and taking jaw-dropping photos of the gas giant since 2016. Juno has flown past Jupiter's polar cyclones, anticyclones, auroras, the Great Red Spot, and enormous moons. Citizen scientists touch up Juno's raw images to highlight storms and clouds in stunning color. These pictures reveal the tumultuous bands of th...
Tags: Photos, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Solar System, Spacecraft, Planet, Juno, Ganymede, NASA JPL Caltech, Moons, Kevin Gill, NC SA


Spotify airs Joe Rogan podcast touting ivermectin as part of his COVID-19 treatment, despite the FDA calling it 'dangerous'

Spotify aired Joe Rogan's recent podcast episode where he defended his use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Vivian Zink/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Spotify aired Joe Rogan's recent podcast touting ivermectin as part of his COVID-19 recovery. The FDA and CDC have issued warnings against using the antiparasitic drug to treat COVID-19. Rogan has a history of making explosive comments on his podcast. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spotify aired ...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Media, Instagram, Cdc, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Fda, Ufc, Kardashian, Wall Street Journal, Caitlyn Jenner, Matt Flegenheimer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Joe Rogan


A creepy virtual influencer looks so human, her skin changes with her surroundings

Instagram Ayayi is a non-human influencer that looks just like a real person. Her skin texture changes depending on the lighting and surroundings, just as a real person's would. She's already starting to work with brands like Guerlain. See more stories on Insider's business page. For some time now, companies have been creating their own virtual influencers.It is what it says on the tin - an animation in human form, developed either to promote a company's own products or to...
Tags: UK, Science, Design, Style, Instagram, Life, China, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Inventions, Innovation, Retail, Chanel, Nordic


Playbyte Is Like TikTok for Wasting Your Life Playing Amateur Games

A new app called Playbyte wants to clone TikTok’s vertical-scrolling experience to make it easier to discover simple, user-developed 2D games.Read more...
Tags: Elsa, Science, Technology, Instagram, Software, Computing, Emoji, Freeware, Internet Culture, Scrolling, Kyle Russell, Mobile Applications, Video Software, Tiktok, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


How Mushroom Time-Lapses Are Filmed: A Glimpse Into the Pioneering Time-Lapse Cinematography Behind the Netflix Documentary Fantastic Fungi

Mushrooms are having a moment, thanks in part to pioneering time-lapse cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg’s documentary Fantastic Fungi. Now streaming on Netflix, the film has given rise to a bumper crop of funghi fantatics, who sprang up like, well, mushrooms, to join the existing ranks of citizen scientists, culinary fans, weekend foragers, amateur growers, and spiritual seekers. Schwartzberg, who earlier visualized pollination from the flower’s point of view in the Meryl Streep-na...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Science, Biology, Film, College, Netflix, Harvard, Nature, K-12, Nyu, John Cage, Louie Schwartzberg, Schwartzberg, Wings of Life, Physical Health and Wellness Will


Joe Rogan Says He Tested Positive For Covid-19, Claims He's Taking Ivermectin

Podcaster Joe Rogan says he’s tested positive for covid-19 and claims he’s taking ivermectin to treat it, along with a host of other drugs. Ivermectin has become seen as a wonder drug against covid-19 for right wingers in the U.S., sometimes leading people to buy a livestock version of the drug for themselves, but the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Drugs, Medical Research, Vaccination, Donald Trump, Immunology, Bill DeBlasio, Joe Rogan, Ivermectin, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Breakthrough Infection


The best wildlife photos of 2021 capture a rare Iberian lynx, a snake strangling a gecko, and a lion dripping with blood

Sergio Marijuán/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest celebrates the diversity and fragility of life. This year the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The frontrunners' photos show wild cats overcoming great odds, narwhal shrimps loitering in the coral, and an orphaned bat on the mend. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Iberian lynx almost...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Science, London, News, Australia, California, France, Animals, Trends, Spain, Earth, Wildlife, Alaska, Portugal, Switzerland


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who is now on trial for fraud

Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, on July 17, 2019. Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start Theranos, and grew its value to $9 billion. Later, technology flaws were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." Jury selection for Holmes' fraud trial began Tuesday. She could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, blood-test...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Hbo, New York, Science, Instagram, Abc, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Cbs News, Finance, Stanford, China, Singapore, US


Here's Why Instagram Is Now Demanding to Know Your Birthday

As part of a broader effort to make its platform safer for young users, Instagram will now require everybody to share their birthday. If you don’t want to give that data to Instagram, you eventually won’t be able to use the app at all.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Like Button, Video Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Private Message


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Teases Our First Look at a New Hero

New pictures from Venom: Let There Be Carnage give us a look at new and returning friends. Manifest will, well, manifest for one last time on Netflix. The streamer’s new Wednesday Addams show rounds out its cast. Plus, what’s coming on Fantasy Island’s finale and Day of the Dead. Spoilers, get! Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Instagram, Netflix, Jasper, Martin Freeman, Batgirl, Maggie, Bill Pullman, Day Of The Dead, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Leslie Jordan, Cam, Lewis, HARRIS


TikTok Is Reportedly Testing 5-Minute Video Upload Lengths

Mad with power after universally expanding the maximum video upload length to three minutes last month, TikTok is now reportedly testing out five-minute video lengths for users who want to create even longer-form content.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Snapchat, Software, Gizmodo, Video Hosting, Mobile Applications, Matt Navarra, Video Software, Bytedance, Tiktok, Application Software, Technology Internet


TikTok Will Now Let Me Directly Subsidize the Lives of Cool 19-Year-Olds

In what I can only assume is a carefully-laid scheme to ensure my long-term personal and financial demise, TikTok and Shopify announced on Tuesday a new partnership that will allow users to make in-app purchases directly from the streaming platform for the first time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Instagram, Software, Computing, Kylie Jenner, Shopify, Video Hosting, Harley Finkelstein, Kylie Cosmetics, Video Software, Bytedance, Tiktok, Application Software


News-Illiterate Cops Order Air Hunt for 'Antifa' Citing Neo-Nazi Rumors That Triggered Armed Mobs

Screenshots of two rambling social media posts—one from Facebook, one from Instagram—form the sum total of the evidence police used last summer to justify an aerial surveillance operation in North California, records obtained by the nonprofit transparency group Property of the People and reporting by the Guardian…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Software, Computing, Hitler, North California, Operating Systems, Ryan Shapiro, Antifa, Unite the Right Rally, Heather Hayer, Property of the People, QAnon, William Honsal, Universal Windows Platform Apps


Report: Giphy Lowered Its Value Ahead of Facebook Buyout to Avoid Antitrust Scrutiny

Facebook again weaseled around antitrust scrutiny in its $400 million Giphy acquisition, according to a Bloomberg report citing two sources with knowledge of the matter. If history is any indicator, Facebook can and will do whatever it wants. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Bloomberg, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Software, Computing, Stories, Foursquare, Operating Systems, Giphy, Facebook Applications, Facebook Inc, Video Software


August full moon 2021: how to photograph the blue moon on your phone or camera with the right settings

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking pictures of this month’s blue moon, also known as a sturgeon moonWhen a full moon rises, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a great photo of.Two reasons: it is very far away and unless you have a telephoto lens (which makes the moon appear closer than it is) it will always appear as a very small glowin...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, The moon, Carly Earl


The Most Wonderfully Over-Engineered Way to Fix a Broken Clock

There’s an old proverb that says, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. But as ‘Developer Hendrik’ demonstrates on Instagram, even if it is broken, you don’t necessarily need to repair it if you’ve got the skills to program a tiny robotic arm to help an object like a busted clock carry on its important, time-telling duties.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Instagram, Electronics, Arduino, Github, Embedded Systems, Bernie, Servo, Hendrik, Microcontrollers, Actuators, Radio Control, Technology Internet, Serworm Michael


Researchers: Instagram 'Bullied' Us Into Halting Algorithmic Research

A Berlin-based nonprofit studying the ways in which Instagram’s algorithm presents content to users says parent company Facebook “bullied” its researchers into killing off experiments and deleting underlying data that was collected with consent from Instagram users.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Berlin, Social Media, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Nicolas Kayser Bril, the Facebook, Kayser Bril, Criticism Of Facebook, Technology Internet


Reddit Wants to Be TikTok, as Long as That’s What You Guys Are Doing Now. That Could Change if You’re Not Into It. They’re Flexible.

In the beginning, there was chaos, and out of that chaos came short-form video on social media. Twitter tried it; TikTok perfected it; Instagram wants to dominate it; and now, Reddit is throwing its little alien antenna in the ring, reportedly test-driving a new short video feed on its iOS app.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Software, Computing, Reddit, Video Hosting, Wikis, Like Button, Mobile Applications, Video Software, Tiktok, Application Software, Social Networking Services, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Chinese innovators made an eerie virtual influencer who looks so human, her skin changes with her surroundings

This virtual influencer has a long way to go, but she's already starting to work with brands like Guerlain. Instagram Ayayi is a non-human influencer that looks just like a real person. Her skin texture changes depending on the lighting and surroundings, just as a real person's would. She's already starting to work with brands like Guerlain. See more stories on Insider's business page. For some time now, companies have been creating their own virtual influencers.It is what ...
Tags: UK, Science, Instagram, Life, China, International, Trends, Strategy, Retail, Chanel, Nordic, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors, Business Insider España, International Contributors


How Instagram and Facebook are intentionally designed to mimic addictive painkillers

"Painkiller apps" increase the likelihood of addiction. Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images Americans check their phones 262 times a day on average. Much of this time is spent on social media. Several ex-employees of Apple, Google, and Facebook apps are deliberately designed to be addictive. App developer Peter Mezyk says Facebook and Instagram users can become dependent on apps as one would painkillers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this year, Reviews.org surveyed 1,0...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Instagram, Life, Stanford, Germany, International, Trends, Phone, Smartphones, Addiction, Nordic, Tui, Deutsch


Google Is Adding Features to Make YouTube Safer for Kids to Browse

Just one week after Instagram announced new settings intended to make it harder for weird creeps to peruse its platform, Google said that it was also rolling out a host of new privacy options intended for minors across its suite of services, including Google search, YouTube, YouTube Kids, Google Assistant, and others. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Youtube, Social Media, Google Search, Software, Digital Media, Websites, Video Hosting, Alphabet Inc, Besser, Internet Privacy, James Beser, Entertainment Culture


How a prolific anti-vax doctor, known for endorsing claims that COVID-19 shots could make you magnetic, oversees a lucrative empire of junk science

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny talking to followers via Instagram Live. Dr Sherri Tenpenny/Instagram Dr. Sherri Tenpenny was named as one of the 12 most prolific sources of anti-vax misinformation. Earlier this year she told Ohio lawmakers that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic. But her influence runs deeper, reaching a vast audience and earning her money. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny had just returned from the Ohio Statehouse late on June 9, 2021.Sh...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Cdc, America, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, News UK, Ohio, Biden, Alex, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tampa, Luke Skywalker, Alex Jones


Facebook Killed Research Into Capitol Riot to Protect Itself—Not Users

When the Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook $5 billion for deceiving its users on privacy, it celebrated the fine as “record-breaking and history-making.” Two years and $200 billion in revenue later, Facebook has found a way to turn lemons into lemonade, deceiving its users once again and using a seemingly…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Federal Trade Commission, Targeted Advertising, Jr, Frank Pallone, Joe Osborne, Jan Schakowsky, Internet Privacy, Samuel Levine



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