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Amazon Customer Support Apparently Did Not Know That Northern Ireland Was Part of the UK

These are trying times, and that can sometimes means that our brains just don’t function as well as they normally do. A member of the Amazon support team unfortunately learned this lesson in a very public way on Saturday when they stated that Northern Ireland was not a part of the United Kingdom. Spoiler: It is. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Social Media, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Amazon Customer


A Darkwing Duck Reboot Is Coming to Disney Plus With Seth Rogen Producing

Everyone’s favorite screw-up hero is finally getting his own show again. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Seth Rogen, Darkwing Duck, Evan Goldberg, Ducktales


Behold These Microscopic Spacecraft

Some sculptors work in marble; some in clay; and some in microscopic dots of resin shaped by lasers.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Technology, 3dprinting, The Mandalorian


Memristors and HPE Machine Focused Computer Idea Seems Almost Dead

There was a lot of hype and promise around memristors and HPE bet huge amounts of research around creating a new computer paradigm around memristors and memory driven computing. The last major flurry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, World, Innovation, Supercomputers, Neuromorphic, Memristors


Sage expert:'flip-flopping' on Covid restrictions unwise

Prof John Edmunds calls for consistent UK government strategy and warns against relaxing measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEncouraging the public to visit bars and restaurants and then closing down such venues when Covid-19 cases spike is not a “sensible way to run the epidemic”, a government scientific adviser has said.Prof John Edmunds, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), urged a long-term strategy when it comes to balancing the e...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, John Edmunds, Coronavirus, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE


Trump Administration Forgets It’s Mad at Huawei and Reportedly Lets Qualcomm Sell It 4G Chips

The Trump administration, distracted by other important things, has apparently forgotten that it’s mad at Huawei. If this seems strange to you, it’s probably because we’ve all gotten used to hearing the government go on and on about how the Chinese telecommunications company is a threat to U.S. national security. But…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chips, Huawei, Qualcomm, Trump, Trump Administration


Trump Tried to Scoop Up a Popular Birding Preserve for His Border Wall, But You Don't Mess With Birders

The Trump administration was reportedly all set to purchase the Salineño Wildlife Preserve, a 2.5-acre stretch of Texas so popular among birders that it’s been called “hallowed ground,” to make way for its infamous border wall. But the deal fell apart at the last minute on Friday after the land’s owner bowed to…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Birding, Trump, Border Wall, Mexico Border Wall, Trump Tried, Birdmodo


Star Trek: Discovery's VFX Supervisor Talks Building a Bold Future for the Aesthetics of Space

Another week, another interesting Star Trek: Discovery interview. This one is about the visual effects. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Vfx, Viacom, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Discovery, Jason Zimmerman


Uber Could Soon Pawn Off Its Scandal-Ridden Self-Driving Vehicle Branch to Startup Aurora

Uber is in talks to sell its scandal-ridden self-driving vehicle branch, Advanced Technologies Group, according to a Friday TechCrunch report. And it looks like Aurora Innovation, a startup founded by veterans of the autonomous vehicle industry, is first in line to scoop up the “prize.” Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Self Driving Car, Aurora, Advanced Technologies Group, Startup Aurora


Face value: are masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?

It’s critical that health measures are seen to be based on the science and proportionate, experts sayCovid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications With double-digit days in a row of no cases of Covid-19 community transmission in Victoria, and several days of no cases in New South Wales, the issue of masks is causing debate.In Victoria masks are still compulsory throughout the state whenever leaving the home, and being caught without ...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Coronavirus


Netflix's Goofy Military Satire Space Force Is Getting a Second Season

No relation to the real Space Force. I mean, probably. Who knows with that thing. Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Netflix, John Malkovich, Steve Carell, Ben Schwartz, Space Force, Goofy Military Satire Space Force


Ska Tune Network Turns a Beautiful Steven Universe Song Into a Self-Affirmation Anthem

Ska Tune Network is one of my favorite YouTube channels. They take some great music and combine it with the most earnest genre of modern times, ska, to create vibrant, entertaining covers and lots of great new tunes to boot. In their latest video, they tackle a really great choice: “Change Your Mind” from Steven…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cartoon Network, Steven Universe, Steven, SKA, Change Your Mind, Ska Tune Network


The Idea of a Live-Action Lilo & Stitch Frightens Me and I Don't Want It

I think there’s one thing we, as a society, need to come together and agree on: no one wants to see a “realistic” CGI version of Stitch, the little blue gremlin of death and friendship that stars in the Disney animated movie Lilo & Stitch. Put it on the next election ballot as a referendum, get some data. Because we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, No, Jon M Chu, Lilo Stitch, Live Action Remake


Several states announced tightened travel and gathering restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving as US coronavirus cases surge

A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Several states are tightening restrictions in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus as millions of Americans are expected to travel and gather for Thanksgiving.  These measures come as the number of positive coronavirus cases surge acr...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Washington, Oregon, US, Trends, Features, Alaska, New Mexico, West Coast, Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Vermont


Coronavirus live news: UK records 26,860 more cases and 462 deaths; US sees record 184,000 new daily cases

Covid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserFamily of care home residents to get regular Covid tests to allow visitsCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery‘Failure is not an option’: Biden’s Covid taskforce ready to step upScientists warn of Christmas Covid surge if tier system returns 5.16pm GMT More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday despite mounting fears over a resurgence in Covid-19 infections, especially in Delhi, t...
Tags: UK, Science, India, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Nice, Biden, Delhi, Diwali, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID


When rearranging a drawer is restful: the magic of ‘pottering’

How small tasks can benefit our state of mindFor Anna McGovern there is a satisfying, sensory pleasure to be had in rinsing milk bottles: “The very best thing about getting your milk delivered is ‘rinsing and returning’. Don’t cheat by putting your bottles in the dishwasher. Wash them, by hand. Put a small amount of water in the bottle, slosh the water around, put your hand over the top, shake it up and down, upturn the bottle, glugging the water out, then head for your doorstep and put out the ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, McGovern, Anna McGovern




Coronavirus live news: next two weeks in UK may be 'challenging'; Lebanon starts two-week lockdown

Covid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserFamily of care home residents to get regular Covid tests to allow visitsCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery‘Failure is not an option’: Biden’s Covid taskforce ready to step upScientists warn of Christmas Covid surge if tier system returns 2.21pm GMT Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday cleared his newly appointed police chief of any violation of rules when he celebrated his birthd...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, Biden, Lebanon, Reuters, Scotland Wales, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Debold Sinas, Coronavirus, LSeRib2H3qThe Department of Health


Rotisserie, Dehydrate, or Air Fry Everything With This $79 GoWise 11.6-Quart Fryer

GoWISE 11.6 Quart Air Fryer Oven w/ Rotisserie & Dehydrator | $79 | MehRead more...
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An interactive tool will let you calculate the chance that someone at your Thanksgiving dinner may have COVID-19

Family members wearing masks gather for a meal. 2K Studio/Getty Researchers created an interactive tool that calculates your chances of encountering a person with COVID-19 based on your location and how many people are at a gathering. The tool shows a county-by-county breakdown of your coronavirus risk in real-time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, Americans are contemplating how much risk they're willing to take on in order to...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, New York City, US, Trends, Risk, Chicago, Washington Dc, New York Times, Anthony Fauci, Georgia Tech, Centers for Disease Control, Fulton County Georgia, Monroe County New York


Werner Herzog's new film, 'Fireball,' explores the power and mystery of meteorites

British volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer speaks with Professor Simon Schaffer about the Ensisheim meteorite in "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds." Courtesy of Apple TV+ "Fireball," a new documentary about meteors directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, premiered Friday on Apple TV+.  The documentary explores the role that space rocks have played in shaping the world's history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On November 7, 1492, a fiery space rock whistled ...
Tags: Apple, Space, Science, Movies, News, Entertainment, Documentary, Mexico, France, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Vatican, Mecca


Get Digital Versions of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for 10% Off Right Now

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Xbox) | $54 | Eneba | Promo VALHALLAXBOXRead more...
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Meet the 4 astronauts about to launch on SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASA

The Crew-1 astronauts arrive at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 8, 2020. NASA/Kim Shiflett SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASA is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday. The crew includes three NASA astronauts and a veteran Japanese astronaut. NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is set to become the first woman ever to fly in a commercial spacecraft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The demonstration phase is over.On Sunday e...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Navy, California, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, US Senate, Astronauts, Air Force, Iss, Hopkins


New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute

Artefacts held by British Museum and other western institutions were looted by British forces in 1897A new museum designed by Sir David Adjaye is to be built following the most extensive archaeological excavation ever undertaken in Benin City, Nigeria, raising hopes of a resolution to one of the world’s most controversial debates over looted museum artefacts.The kingdom of Benin, in what is now southern Nigeria and not to be confused with the modern-day country of Benin, was one of the most impo...
Tags: Science, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Archaeology, Colonialism, British Museum, Benin, David Adjaye, Benin City Nigeria


This isn't a third coronavirus wave — it's a tsunami. 3 charts show how much worse the fall surge is than any before.

A medical worker puts on protective equipment at an ICU in Houston, Texas. The US's fall coronavirus surge is already larger than the ones in the spring or summer, though it hasn't lasted as long. The US shattered daily records for cases and hospitalizations in November. The fall surge is poised to become to longest and deadliest one yet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US's coronavirus outbreak has spiraled even further out of control — but the reality is that i...
Tags: Science, News, Brown University, US, Trends, Research, Hospitals, Houston Texas, Ranney, Megan Ranney, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus, Business Insider She, Covid-19 deaths, BI Graphics, Covid-19 Cases


Coronavirus live news: next two weeks in UK may be 'challenging'; Russia reports record cases

Family of care home residents to get regular Covid tests to allow visitsCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery‘Failure is not an option’: Biden’s Covid taskforce ready to step upScientists warn of Christmas Covid surge if tier system returns 9.27am GMT In the US, President-elect Joe Biden has set up a 13-member coronavirus advisory board that will play a high-profile role in helping the Biden-Harris administration contain the coronavirus pandemic in the US as i...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Biden, Turkmenistan, Afp, University of Minnesota, Michael Osterholm, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Biden Harris, Coronavirus


‘I want to give my child the best’: the race to grow human breast milk in a lab

Thought up by a tired new mother, and now backed by Bill Gates, manufactured human milk sounds like the stuff of science fiction. But just how liberating will it be?Dr Leila Strickland became a mother when she was a few months away from completing her postdoctorate fellowship in cell biology at Stanford University. She spent the first three months of her son’s life “at home on maternity leave, relentlessly struggling to breastfeed. I was having a hard time producing enough milk.” She never expec...
Tags: Family, Science, Life and style, Breastfeeding, Health & wellbeing, Bill Gates, Parents and parenting, Stanford University She, Leila Strickland


SpaceX delays Crew Dragon launch due to poor weather

Forecasts of gusty, onshore winds over Florida force reschedule to Sunday of first full mission carrying four astronautsNasa and SpaceX have announced a 24-hour weather delay of their planned launch of four astronauts into orbit for America’s first fully fledged human mission using a privately owned spacecraft.The liftoff time slipped from Saturday to Sunday evening due to forecasts of gusty, onshore winds over Florida – remnants of storm Eta – that would have jeopardised a return landing for th...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, America, Nasa, Eta


Go (over) easy on the eggs: 'Egg-cess' consumption linked to diabetes

Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over. Yet the health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they're cracked up to be as new research from the University of South Australia shows that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.
Tags: Science, University of South Australia


Outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during COVID-19 pandemic

This study used a large US registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests to asses the association between the COVID-19 pandemic and the outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, including in areas with low and moderate COVID-19 disease.
Tags: Science, US



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