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There Are Now Stories Everywhere, Even on Spotify

It’s almost as if the little glowing story circles are following us everywhere. They’re on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Twitter and now, even on Spotify.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Social Media, Stories, Instagram Facebook Snapchat WhatsApp Twitter


A Hacker Is Reportedly Selling Hundreds of Microsoft C-Suite Email Credentials for As Little as $100

How much are a CEO’s email credentials worth? According to one hacker, anywhere between $100 and $1,500 will do, although the specific price will be set depending on the company’s size and the person’s role in it. Unfortunately, this is not a drill: There are purportedly hundreds of C-suite level email credentials…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Email, Microsoft, Privacy, Hacks


A Hacker Is Reportedly Selling Hundreds of C-Suite Email Credentials for Microsoft Accounts for As Little as $100

How much are a CEO’s email credentials worth? According to one hacker, anywhere between $100 and $1,500 will do, although the specific price will be set depending on the company’s size and the person’s role in it. Unfortunately, this is not a drill: There are purportedly hundreds of C-suite level email credentials…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Email, Microsoft, Privacy, Hacks


Coronavirus live news: Australian state of Victoria goes 30 days without new cases; UK records 479 more deaths

Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rolloutShops reopen in France as national lockdown easesEngland hospitals risk Covid overload without tiers, Gove saysMore than 2.5m people in England to get free vitamin D supplyMore coronavirus coverage 11.16pm GMT Labour has urged the Government to suspend peak rail fares and provide mass Covid testing for transport staff to avoid travel “chaos” and ensure families are “kept safe” over the festive period.The party is calling o...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, Jerusalem, World news, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Victoria, Parliament, Benjamin Netanyahu, Grant Shapps, Nadhim Zahawi, Coronavirus




Yes, Virtual Santa Claus Meet and Greets Are Happening on Zoom

If you, like me, ever asked yourself, “What’s next? Santa Claus on Zoom?” during the coronavirus pandemic, let me just say: 2020 is the year of virtual hangouts. It’s now clear that anything can happen on video chat, from work meetings to birthday parties. I can personally attest that I gave my maid of honor speech…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Santa, Zoom, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Tony Hsieh, Former Zappos CEO and Las Vegas Visionary, Dies After Being Injured in House Fire

Tony Hsieh, a Las Vegas visionary and the former CEO of Zappos who rocketed the online shoe retailer to the big leagues with its billion-dollar sale to Amazon, has died at the age of 46. He died after sustaining injuries from a fire at his home in New London, Connecticut, his attorney Puoy Premsrirut told the Wall…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Las Vegas, Zappos, Tony Hsieh, New London Connecticut, Puoy Premsrirut


Saturday's Best Deals: Christmas Trees, Cat Condo, Ray-Bans, Dragon Ball Z Manga Set, Vava Dash Cam, and More

A cat condo and artificial Christmas trees lead Friday’s best deals.Read more...
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Utopia Has Been Cancelled After One Season at Amazon

The original British version of Utopia, Gillian Flynn’s conspiracy theory thriller, had a two-season run. Amazon’s adaptation/remake isn’t getting the same luck. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Utopia, Gillian Flynn, Rainn Wilson, John Cusack, Amazon Studios, Sasha Lane


Saturday's Best Deals: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Christmas Trees, Cat Condo, Ray-Bans, Dragon Ball Z Manga Set, Vava Dash Cam, and More

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and artificial Christmas trees lead Friday’s best deals.Read more...
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Camilla Pang: 'You have to acknowledge the hilarity of what it is to be human'

Prize-winning author Camilla Pang talks about her autism and ADHD diagnoses and her desire to challenge myths about neurodiversityThis month Camilla Pang won the Royal Society book prize for her debut, Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships. She has a PhD in bioinformatics from UCL and works as a postdoctoral researcher. Dr Pang was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of eight and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at 26.Why did you d...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Neuroscience, Society, Autism, Culture, Ucl, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Pang, Science and nature books, Mind And Body Books, Camilla Pang


Some masks offer far less coronavirus protection than others. Bandanas, scarves, and shields do an especially bad job.

A good mask should be tightly sealed around the nose and mouth. Boston Globe/Getty Images Any face mask is better than none, but some face coverings — especially bandanas, scarves, and shields —aren't very good at filtering coronavirus particles. Masks with one-way valves also do a poor job of protecting others. The ranking below reveals the best and worst face masks based on the findings of scientific studies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wearing a face mask has nev...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Switzerland, World Health Organization, Fda, Scarf, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Boston Globe, Chapel Hill, Valencia Spain, The University of North Carolina, Gottlieb, The Lancet


Go Big or Go Home: Save $300 on a 75" 4K Smart TV

TCL 75" 4K TV | $500 | Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Deals, Cyber Monday, Kinja Deals, Science, Cyber Monday Deals, Tcl, Best Buy Deals, Holiday 2020, Blyber Weekend


Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

UK business minister to take on additional role as NHS prepares for mass deploymentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNadhim Zahawi, the minister for business and industry, has been placed in charge of overseeing the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, Downing Street has announced.No 10 said the Stratford-on-Avon MPwould take on the role until at least next summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Avon, Stratford, Nadhim Zahawi


Seemingly Ordinary Fossils May Be Hiding Some Major Clues to the Past

Paleontologists are lucky to find complete sets of fossilized bones. Sometimes, they get even luckier, finding preserved impressions of delicate features like feathers. Beyond those clues, though, most of the biology of extinct species—their DNA, internal organs, and unique chemistry—has been totally destroyed by the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Paleontology


Fresh air can combat COVID-19. For Italy's most polluted town, in the shadow of a steel mill, opening the windows is not an option.

An aerial view of Taranto's steelworks in April 2013. Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images Taranto, a southern Italian city, has long stood in the shadow of a vast, polluting steel mill. The factory routinely blows pollutants over the city, forcing residents to seal themselves in their homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a new irony, bringing instructions to keep windows open. Residents feel their fight against the virus is compromised by their struggle with pollution. Campaigners hope th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Time, Trends, Italy, News UK, Steel, Puglia, Valentino, Ilva, ArcelorMittal, Riva, Taranto, Ferraro, Ian Johnston, International Federation for Human Rights


Coronavirus live news: hospitals in England could be overwhelmed without new tiers, says Gove; social gathering banned in Los Angeles

Hospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeMore than 2.5m people in England to get free vitamin D supplyHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts sayFor all our coronavirus coverage 9.20am GMT Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling led to the original lockdown in the UK back in March, said “individual judgment” would be important in deciding whether to see elderly relati...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Ferguson, Gove, University of Surrey, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in Los Angeles and infections rise by 21,000 in Germany

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; South Australia records two new cases; and Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 6.09am GMT This coronavirus blog has been paused for the time being. You can read all our latest coverage of the pandemic her...
Tags: England, Science, Germany, India, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in Los Angeles as infections rise by 21,000 in Germany

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; South Australia records two new cases; and Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 6.09am GMT This coronavirus blog has been paused for the time being. You can read all our latest coverage of the pandemic her...
Tags: England, Science, Germany, India, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Coronavirus


A Pared-Down Version of Facebook's Libra Project Could Launch as Soon as January

Facebook’s long-anticipated cryptocurrency venture, Libra, could go live as early as January, three people involved with the matter told Financial Times this week. But don’t get too excited just yet: Thanks to a torrent of federal scrutiny and many of its chief investors bailing on the project, its scope has been…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Paypal, Financial Times, Libra, Cryptocurrency, Novi, Calibra


Getting to the core of nuclear speckles

Scaffold of sub-cellular structures identified after a hundred years.
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Game changer in thermoelectric materials could unlock body-heat powered personal devices

A breakthrough improvement in ultra?efficient thermoelectric materials, which can convert heat into electricity and vice versa, has great potential for applications ranging from low-maintenance, solid-state refrigeration to compact, zero-carbon power generation--possibly including small, personal devices powered by the body's own heat.Heat 'harvesting' takes advantage of the free, plentiful heat sources provided by body heat, automobiles, everyday living, and industrial process.
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