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The Microsoft Xbox Series S May Have Just Leaked—And It’ll Be Cheap [Update: It’s Real]

Update 9/8 8:06am ET — It’s official. Over the night Microsoft dropped the tweet below. There will be a smaller Xbox Series S retailing for $300 and it will look sort of like a turntable.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


TikTok's Scrambling to Keep a Suicide Video from Going Viral

A video that shows a man shooting himself with a gun began circulating on TikTok this weekend, and the company has been racing to keep it from spreading further. But some users say the disturbing clip is still popping up in their feeds, sparking concerns about the efficacy of TikTok’s moderation systems. Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Suicide Prevention, Tiktok


The Microsoft Xbox Series S May Have Just Leaked—And It’ll Be Cheap

Late Monday evening, we got our first purported look at the Xbox Series S, the long-rumored cheaper version of Microsoft’s upcoming next-gen Xbox Series X console, and if that $299 price is the real deal, it could just be Microsoft’s ace in the hole.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


Olympics 2021: International Olympic Committee Says the Games Will Happen ‘With or Without Covid’

The International Olympic Committee wants the world to get something clear: It is not postponing the Olympic Games again. In fact, as uneasy as that sounds at the moment given that more than 27 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, the IOC has said that the games will be held “without or without…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Sports, Olympics, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Tokyo Olympics, Coronavirus, Covid 19


#NZhellhole: how Kiwis are hitting back at Trump's Covid taunts

In August the US president said New Zealand was seeing a ‘big surge’ in cases, but it only reminded people of how well they had doneFollowing comments by Donald Trump that New Zealand was dealing with a “big surge” of new Covid-19 cases, Kiwis have snapped back with some light social media trolling under the hashtag #NZhellhole, which has trended at number two on New Zealand Twitter. When did this all start? Continue reading...
Tags: Science, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Trump, Kiwis, Trump Administration, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak


China Launched and Landed a Secret Reusable Spacecraft While You Weren’t Looking

In recent days, China has quietly launched a secret reusable spacecraft, left it in orbit for two days and safely landed it back on Earth. And although the spacecraft is top secret—we’re not even privy to its design—there are some things that China apparently wants the world to know about it. Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US Air Force, Spacecraft, Military Technology


Coronavirus live news: Spain cases top 500,000 in European first as global deaths pass 890,000

France could face “critical situation” in winter if cases keep rising; Greece registers 17 cases in Moria migrant camp on Lesbos; Egypt infections pass 100,041. Follow the latest updatesSpain first country in western Europe to pass 500,000 casesGlobal deaths pass 890,000Seven Greek islands to be added to England quarantine listUK health secretary says young people largely behind case riseSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.20am BST The global coronavirus death toll has passed another sombre ...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, London, Greece, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Madrid


Florida reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly 3 months on Labor Day

Medical workers in Florida test a person for coronavirus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida reported the lowest number of new cases in nearly 3 months on Monday.  There were 1,838 new cases on Labor Day.  The last time numbers were this low was on June 15, with 1,758 new cases.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The end of a long holiday weekend in Florida was marked with the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases that the state has seen in nearly three months, The Associated ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Testing, Associated Press, Johns Hopkins University, Ron DeSantis, New Cases, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Orecchio Egresitz, Johns Hopkins Since Aug


13 Goofy Star Wars Aliens Who Deserve to Be Goofy Jedi

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Then they fucked it all up. Hard. No matter which era of the Star Wars movies you’re looking at, the Jedi could badly need some new blood. Why not make it extremely new blood? There’s still a bevy of alien…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Superlist, Disney, Aliens, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Return Of The Jedi, Jedi, Expanded Universe, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Old Republic Then


NASA-funded scientist says 'MEGA drive' could enable interstellar travel

The thrust system utilizes piezoelectric crystals, which vibrate extremely rapidly when exposed to electric current.Early tests have yielded mixed results, but Woodward and his colleagues say a recent breakthrough related to the design of the thruster mount greatly increased thrust.Independent teams of scientists will likely test Woodward's design after the pandemic. From health concerns to funding, there's no shortage of obstacles preventing humans from traveling beyond our solar system. But t...
Tags: Space, Science, Maryland, Nasa, Flight, Engineering, Innovation, Universe, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Mach, Woodward, Naval Research Laboratory, Jim Woodward, Mike McDonald, Ernst Mach


Florida on Labor Day reported its fewest new COVID-19 cases in nearly 3 months

Medical workers in Florida testing a person for the novel coronavirus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida on Monday reported its fewest new cases in nearly three months, according to the Associated Press. Public-health officials have expressed concern, however, that Labor Day celebrations might reverse the state's progress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The end of a long holiday weekend in Florida was marked with the state's fewest reported COVID-19 cases in nearly three...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Testing, Associated Press, Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University, New Cases, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Orecchio Egresitz, Associated Press Public


Yes, You Can Run Doom on an Electronic Pregnancy Test—But There's One Big Catch

The ability to run id Software’s classic first-person-shooter has practically become a rite of passage for any gadget worth its salt. And while I’d like to say we can welcome electronic pregnancy tests into the hall of unlikely Doom consoles (right alongside ATMs, Nokia phones, and pianos) I’m afraid that, in the end,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Nokia, Reverse Engineering, Doom, Mods, Pregnancy tests


Chaos Rising Is a Fascinating, Inscrutably Alien Look Into One of Star Wars' Most Mysterious Species

Star Wars races, by and large, aren’t really all that alien. The ones that are tend to be there more for background flavor, because the races we do spend time with are either humans, or just human-ish enough that what little we learn about their cultures already feels familiar. But the Chiss, the people of Thrawn…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Book Review, Lucasfilm, Penguin Random House, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Thrawn, Thrawn Ascendancy Chaos Rising


The Scariest Holiday Based on Its Number of Horror Movies

Everyone loves a holiday, whether its celebratory activities involve opening gifts, popping off fireworks, or just getting together with family to fight about politics. However, they’re not always a good time. Holidays can be horrifying, but which one is the scariest? That’s what we’re here to find out.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Holidays, Horror, Christmas, New Years Eve, Easter, Valentines Day, St Patricks Day, July 4th, Watch It Nerds


Scientists demonstrate first ‘plug and play’ brain prosthesis in a paralyzed person

Scientists have completed the first-ever demonstration of a “plug and play” brain prosthesis controlled by a paralyzed person. The system uses machine learning to help the individual control a computer interface with just their brain. Unlike most brain-computer interfaces (BCI), the AI worked without requiring extensive daily retraining. Study senior author Karunesh Ganguly, an associate professor in the UC San Francisco Department of Neurology, described the breakthrough in a statement: The BCI...
Tags: Startups, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Karunesh Ganguly, UC San Francisco Department of Neurology


New York will ramp up testing corpses for COVID-19 and the flu to make sure death data is accurate

Omar Rodriguez moves the body of a coronavirus patient into the Gerard Neufeld funeral home in Queens, New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Newly introduced New York regulations will ramp up the testing of corpses for COVID-19 and the flu. The new rules require that bodies of those who died with a suspected respiratory illness be tested for both within 48 hours of death.  The regulations, which went into effect on September 1, are an attempt to ensure accurate death data in the coming months. Vis...
Tags: Death, New York, Science, News, Trends, Data, Department Of Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, Zucker, Johns Hopkins University, Howard Zucker, Omar Rodriguez, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Funeral Homes, Gerard Neufeld


Coronavirus cases rise steeply among young people in England

Rates growing fastest among those aged 10-29, and decreasing in the older age groupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, implored young people to stick to the rules as Covid-19 infections in the UK rose to their highest levels since early May.It is not known why case rates are higher among young people, but England-level data shows they are rising steeply. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Spain exceeds 500,000 cases after 2,440 new infections in a day

Spain case total now at 525,549; French expert warns over case rate in France; Scottish government could ‘put brakes’ on lockdown easingSeven Greek islands to be added to England quarantine listUK health secretary says young people largely behind case riseIndia confirms world record one-day casesFrance declares more Covid-19 ‘red zones’UK coronavirus live updates 5.14pm BST pain became the first country in Western Europe to register 500,000 coronavirus infections on Monday.Spain reported 2,...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Western Europe, Reuters, PA Media, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Fossil upends theory of how shark skeletons evolved, say scientists

Discovery of early bony fish casts doubt on ideas about sharks evolutionary historyThe partial skull of an armoured fish that swam in the oceans over 400m years ago could turn the evolutionary history of sharks on its head, researchers have said.Bony fish, such as salmon and tuna, as well as almost all terrestrial vertebrates, from birds to humans, have skeletons that end up made of bone. However, the skeletons of sharks are made from a softer material called cartilage – even in adults. Continue...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Evolution, Sharks, Fossils, Bony


Scientists discover first 'intermediate-mass' black hole in massive merger

In 2019, scientists detected gravitational waves that were later determined to come from the merging of two so-called "intermediate-mass" black holes.These black holes were thought to exist, but had never been directly observed.The discovery sheds new light on how black holes form. In May 2019, a ripple of gravitational waves passed through Earth after traveling across the cosmos for 7 billion years. The ripple came in four waves, each lasting just a fraction of a second. Although the ancient s...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Earth, Bbc, Innovation, Universe, Black Holes, The Associated Press, Ligo, Caltech, Glasgow University, Cosmos, Alan Weinstein, Christopher Berry, Martin Hendry, Karan Jani


Lovecraft Country Is Getting to the Root of Everyone's Pain

Much as each of Lovecraft Country’s episodes have further expanded upon its strange world of eldritch magic and white supremacist occultists seeking to control it, the show’s never lost sight of the fact that it’s telling a complicated story about multiple generations of interconnected Black families working though…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Horror, Jj Abrams, Racism, Michael K Williams, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, Jurnee Smollett, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country Recaps, Deron J Powell, Monique Candelaria


Monday's Best Deals: LG 55-inch Smart TV, NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition, Vava Dash Cam, Nesco Digital Food Dehydrator, Free Black Panther Comics, and More

A LG 55-inch Nano 8 Series 4K LED Smart TV, the NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition, a Vava 1080p dash cam, the Nesco Digital Pro Food Dehydrator and Jerky Maker, and free Black Panther digital comics lead Monday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Nba, Lg, Jerky Maker, Nesco Digital Pro Food Dehydrator


This AI analyzes placentas to predict complications in the next pregnancy

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a machine learning technique that analyzes placenta samples for signs of health risks in future pregnancies. The system aims to assist the work done by doctors, who sometimes analyze placentas for signals that women could have health problems the next time they’re pregnant. Among the biggest warning signs are blood vessels with lesions called decidual vasculopathy. Their presence suggests a mother could suffer from pre-eclampsia, a...
Tags: Startups, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Carnegie Mellon University CMU, Neural


Jacques Cousteau's grandson wants to build the world's largest underwater research station in the Caribbean — take a look

Fabien Cousteau's PROTEUS. Concept designs by Yves Béhar and fuseproject. The Fabian Cousteau Ocean Learning Center is creating an advanced underwater research station. Proteus will have freezers, microscopes, and a video studio for research and education.  It will be located off the coast of Curacao, an island in the Caribbean.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fabian Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer and documentary maker Jacques Cousteau, has an ambitious ...
Tags: Florida, Science, Climate Change, Trends, Tech, Research, Features, Yves Behar, Ocean, Stephen, Caribbean, Curacao, Rising Sea Levels, Rutgers, Caribbean Sea, Jacques Cousteau


What Would Happen If All Personal Data Leaked at Once?

Subconsciously, on some level, we’re all waiting for it: the leak that wrecks society and confirms what we all know already, namely that the mass transfer of our inmost secrets/shames to Facebook, Google, et. al. was never not going to end in flames. Who among us will emerge looking halfway human, let alone “good,”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Personal Data, Leaks, Data Security, Facebook Google


Fatigue and headache most common Covid symptoms in children – study

Researchers call for age-based symptom checklists as virus presents differently in childrenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFatigue, headache and fever are the most common symptoms of coronavirus in children, with few developing a cough or losing their sense of taste or smell, researchers have found, adding to calls for age-specific symptom checklists.The NHS lists three symptoms as signs of Covid-19 in adults and children: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, ...
Tags: Science, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Schools, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: France could face 'critical' winter, expert says; Scotland could reimpose restrictions

Leading epidemiologist warns over case rate in France; Scottish first minister said her government could ‘put brakes’ on lockdown easingUK health secretary says young people largely behind case riseIndia confirms world record one-day casesIndia overtakes Brazil as second most Covid-infected countryFrance declares more Covid-19 ‘red zones’See all our coronavirus coverage 1.15pm BST Denmark’s limit on public gatherings will be lowered to 50 people from 100 in the capital Copenhagen and in Oden...
Tags: Science, France, Scotland, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Denmark, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Middlesbrough, Suffolk, Odense, Reuters


High blood pressure and diabetes impair brain function, study suggests

The conditions appeared to cause structural changes that harmed memory and thinkingHigh blood pressure and diabetes bring about brain changes that impair thinking and memory, research suggests.Doctors examined brain scans and medical data from 22,000 volunteers enrolled in the UK Biobank project and found significant structural changes in the grey and white matter among those with diabetes and high blood pressure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Diabetes, Stroke, Medical Research, Heart Attack


High blood pressure and diabetes impair brain function – study

Researchers say the conditions cause cognitive changes that harm memory and thinkingHigh blood pressure and diabetes bring about brain changes that impair thinking and memory, research suggests.Doctors examined brain scans and medical data from 22,000 volunteers enrolled in the UK Biobank project and found significant structural changes in the grey and white matter among those with diabetes and high blood pressure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Diabetes, Stroke, Medical Research, Heart Attack


Scientists fear the UK has 'lost control' of the coronavirus amid an 'exponential' growth in infections

Jacques Feeney/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images A sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the UK has prompted concern that Boris Johnson's government is losing its grip on the pandemic. The new figures raise the prospect that the UK could face a similar situation to France and Spain, where young people being infected with the virus caused a rise in hospital admissions among older and more vulnerable people a few weeks later. Almost 3000 new cases were recorded on Sunday, up ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, News, France, International, Trends, Spain, Bbc, NHS, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Public Health England, Western Europe



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