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Nearly 40% of Americans planned in-person Thanksgiving events with at least 10 people, flouting public health recommendations to keep celebrations virtual amid the pandemic, survey says

A family prays before Thanksgiving dinner. John Moore/Getty Images A national survey conducted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that nearly 2 in 5 Americans plan to host in-person Thanksgiving celebrations with more than 10 people. A third of respondents also said they will not ask guests to wear a mask, though a majority would put health safety precautions in place. The findings come at odds with advice from public health experts, who are recommending Americans avo...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, US, Trends, Anthony Fauci, JAMA, Fauci, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, John Moore Getty, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Howard Bauchner, Iahn Gonsenhauser, Gonsenhauser, Bauchner


SpaceX's new 'Resilience' spaceship just autonomously docked to the International Space Station with 4 astronauts inside, kicking off a historic mission for NASA

An illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, a spaceship designed to fly NASA astronauts, docking with the International Space Station. SpaceX SpaceX on Sunday launched its first operational mission into orbit for NASA with four astronauts on board. On Monday night, the astronauts caught up to International Space Station inside Resilience — their new name for SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — and docked to the orbiting laboratory. The plan for Crew-1, as the commercial mission is c...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts


SpaceX's 'Resilience' spaceship autonomously docked to the space station with 4 astronauts inside, kicking off a historic mission for NASA

The Crew Dragon spaceship sitting docked to the International Space Station as NASA astronaut Kate Rubins carries out hatch-opening procedures, November 16, 2020. NASA TV SpaceX on Sunday launched its first operational mission into orbit for NASA with four astronauts on board. On Monday night, the astronauts caught up to International Space Station and docked. The mission, named Crew-1, calls for the astronauts to spend the next six months at the ISS — the longest human spaceflight ever la...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts


SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with the International Space Station

Three Americans and one Japanese astronaut on Nasa mission will remain at orbiting lab until their replacements arrive in AprilSpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts onboard has docked with the International Space Station, the crew’s home for the next six months.The Dragon capsule arrived at 11.01pm ET after a 27-hour, completely automated flight from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There was a brief delay after the “sunset” threw shadows across the docking area, making it ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX Dragon


Facebook Knows That Labeling Trump's Election Lies Hasn't Stopped His Posts From Going Viral

Facebook’s attempt to slow the spread of President Trump’s misinformation and outright lies by affixing warning labels to the content has done little to stop the posts from going viral—and the platform is apparently well aware.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Trump, Misinformation, Steve Bannon, 2020 Election, Facebook Knows That Labeling Trump


Watch live: SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship is docking 4 astronauts to the International Space Station

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX just launched four astronauts into orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The astronauts are expected to dock to the International Space Station on Monday at 11 p.m. ET. Docking is a complex series of maneuvers that must go right for the Crew-1 mission to be successful. Watch this crucial part of t...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, Williams, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing


Watch 4 astronauts explore SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in zero gravity — and give rookie Victor Glover a gift

Victor Glover holds up his new gold pin, recognizing his first flight to 1,000 kilometers above Earth, November 16, 2020. NASA TV SpaceX and NASA launched Crew-1, their first full-length mission, on Sunday. The four-person astronaut crew gave a video tour of the Crew Dragon spaceship from orbit on Monday. They also gave pilot Victor Glover a gold pin to commemorate his first spaceflight. Watch the full video from inside the spaceship below.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Victor, Hopkins, Atlantic Ocean, Mike Hopkins, Walker, Crew Dragon


Tesla Will Be Added to The S&P 500 On December 21

After months of speculation, car manufacturing startup Tesla will become the newest addition to the S&P Dow Jones Indices on December 21, the index announced on Monday.Read more...
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Tesla Will Be Added The S&P 500 On December 21

After months of speculation, car manufacturing startup Tesla will become the newest addition to the S&P Dow Jones Indices on December 21, the index announced on Monday.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: vaccine trials 'encouraging' says WHO; South Korea tightens curbs in Seoul

; California applies ‘emergency break’ to reopeningSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am GMT Mainland China reported 15 new Covid-19 cases on 16 November, up from eight cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority sai...
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The Nickelodeon Documentary Was a Journey for Best Friends

Two friends who grew up watching Nickelodeon together have made what might be the definitive documentary on the legendary channel’s creation. The movie is called The Orange Years, those friends are directors are Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney, and the film is being released November 17. It documents the creation of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Documentary, Streaming, Are You Afraid Of The Dark, Nostalgia, Nickelodeon, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Joan Hart, Geraldine Laybourne, Scott Barber, Marc Summers, Larisa Oleynik, Ren And Stimpy, John Kricfalusi, Clarissa Explains It All


Watch 4 astronauts dock SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship to the International Space Station live online

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX just launched four astronauts into orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The astronauts are expected to dock to the International Space Station on Monday at 11 p.m. ET. Docking is a complex series of maneuvers that must go right for the Crew-1 mission to be successful. Watch this crucial part of t...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Williams, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Zenith


Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines are more than 90% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for the flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Moderna announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Pfizer announced last week that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective. The chart below shows how those vaccine candidates' efficacy c...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Nbc, Massachusetts, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Moderna


Tower Records Rockets From the Tomb

If you’re of a certain age and cultural predilection, you’ll remember Tower Records with great fondness. Founded in 1960, the store was a bulwark against normality for years and probably one of the best places to buy vinyl, tapes, CDs, books, and merch for all your favorite pre-Spotify bands. When it died 14 years ago,…Read more...
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GitHub Defies Copyright Cops, Restores YouTube Downloader

Last month, GitHub removed a popular tool that is used to download videos from websites like YouTube after it received a DMCA takedown notice from the Recording Industry Association of America. For a moment, it seemed that GitHub might throw developers under the bus in the same fashion that Twitch has recently treated…Read more...
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The Mandalorian Feels Like It’s Building to Something Much Bigger

Something is bubbling in a galaxy far, far away and it could be hinting at the future for a long time. A long time.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Thrawn, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Bo Katan Kryze, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


California is taking dramatic steps to slow down COVID-19 infection rates as the state surpasses 1 million cases of the virus

A couple wearing facemasks to prevent the spread of coronavirus watch the sunset from Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2020. APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images The majority of counties in the state of California have moved to the "purple tier" denotation — the most serious of the state's ranking system.  Under the purple designation, "many" non-essential businesses are forced to halt their indoor operations to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. California over th...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Ohio, Michigan, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Afp, Columbus Dispatch, Los Angeles California


Coronavirus live news: Japan may reimpose state of emergency; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismBoris Johnson and Tory MPs forced to self-isolate after No 10 eventSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rules 10.28pm GMT Health authoritie...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Sweden, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Korea, Johnson, Biden, Osaka, Hyogo


Researchers confirm human-to-human transmission of rare virus in Bolivia

Chapare virus, which causes haemorrhagic fevers, was transmitted to health workers in La Paz and resulted in three deaths Researchers with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered human-to-human transmission of a rare virus in Bolivia belonging to a family of viruses that can cause haemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola.The news is a reminder that scientists are working to identify new viral threats to humankind, even as countries around the world battle a new wave of Covid-...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Bolivia, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The 10 Best Deals of November 16, 2020

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Welp, Hulu With Live TV Is Jacking Up Its Prices Too

Brace yourself for another hit to your monthly subscription budget.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cable, Streaming, Hulu, Consumer Tech, Streaming Wars


Apple's Ad Practices Are The Latest Target For Privacy Activists

After making a name for himself going after Facebook’s and Google’s data practices, Austrian lawyer Max Schrems—and his advocacy group Noyb—is setting his sights on a new tech giant. According to two separate complaints his group filed with regulatory bodies based in Germany and Spain, the advertising tech that comes…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Germany, Advertising, Spain, Max Schrems, Identifiers


Google Will Make It Slightly Easier to Turn Off Smart Features, Slightly Harder for Regulators to Break Up Google

Soon, Google will present you with a clear choice to disable smart features, like Google assistant reminders to pay your bills and predictive text in Gmail. Whether you like the Gmail mindreader function that autofills “all the best” and “reaching out,” or have long dreaded the arrival of the machine staring back from…Read more...
Tags: Google, Transparency, Science


Bumble Left Daters' Location Data Up For Grabs For Over Six Months

Bumble, the dating app behemoth that’s allegedly headed to a major IPO as soon as next year, apparently took over half a year to deal with major security flaws that left sensitive information its millions of users vulnerable.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Dating Apps, Bumble, APIs, Vulnerabilities, Oopsies


A Very Dusty Curiosity Rover Snaps a Selfie During a Work Break

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been hard at work over the past several months at a site thought to contain ancient surface materials. And as this stunning new selfie shows, the dust-covered probe is really starting to blend into its environment. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Curiosity Rover, Planetary Science


Geoengineering Might Not Save Us From a Cloud Apocalypse

There’s a whole slew of reasons to not rely on blocking the sun to cool the planet. But a new paper puts up perhaps the best one yet: It might not work if we continue to let carbon emissions skyrocket.Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Geoengineering, Solar Radiation Management


Bumble Left Left Daters' Location Data Up For Grabs For Over Six Months

Bumble, the dating app behemoth that’s allegedly headed to a major IPO as soon as next year, apparently took over half a year to deal with major security flaws that left sensitive information its millions of users vulnerable.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Dating Apps, Bumble, APIs, Vulnerabilities, Oopsies, Bumble Left Left Daters Location Data


MSI Creator 15 Review: A Well-Balanced Laptop for Games or Work

Creator-focused and gaming laptops can sometimes be indistinguishable from each other. Both usually have a high-end specs to transcode videos as quickly as they load graphically intensive games, enough ports to transfer raw image files from cameras and hook-up streaming equipment, and sometimes even 4K displays. But…Read more...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates: Some coronavirus vaccines may work better in certain populations than others

Dr. Anthony Fauci said a coronavirus vaccine wouldn't be ready until January 2021. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images There won't be just one coronavirus vaccine "winner," but hopefully 4 or 5, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Rashida Jones on the new podcast she hosts with Bill Gates.  Gates and Fauci agreed that some vaccines may be more effective in certain populations than others. Each vaccine may also vary in how effectively it prevents transmission of the virus, which will be "confusin...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Microsoft, Australia, Trends, United States, Bill Gates, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Gates, Rashida Jones, Fauci, Moderna, Getty Images There


Trump's Favorite Covid Adviser: We're Really Not Doing Enough to Collaborate With the Virus

The Trump administration’s pseudoscience advocate on the White House coronavirus task force, Dr. Scott Atlas, is urging the population of Michigan to, uh, stage some sort of rebellion in solidarity with the novel coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, White House, Michigan, Trump, Lockdown, Pandemic, Quarantine, Scott Atlas, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Scott Atlas



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