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HBO Max Owner Reportedly Plans to Launch Two More Streaming Services—With Ads

Higher-ups at WarnerMedia are purportedly considering adding two new streaming services: one a free offering for its entertainment cable channel programs and the other a subscription-based CNN spin-off of sorts, the Information reported Friday. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Cnn, Warner Media, WarnerMedia, HBO Max


China now holds the world's last giant, single-dish telescope after the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed

China's 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST). Xinhua/Liu Xu via Getty Images China's Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest and last remaining giant, single-dish telescope after Arecibo's collapse. As China's moon mission advances, experts say the via its resolution and sensitivity, the FAST telescope will help produce critical research over the next decades. Opened in 2016, in November, Chinese state media reported that FAST could welcome foreign scien...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Telescope, Puerto Rico, Telescopes, Chang, South China Morning Post, Guizhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Arecibo Observatory


The Batman's Matt Reeves Will Co-Produce Switchboard, a 1940s-Set Horror Movie

Unfortunately, it’s not a remake of Witchboard, which would be both hilarious and amazing, but Switchboard will put a period spin on one of horror’s most well-worn tropes: the killer who loves talking on the phone almost as much as he loves taking lives.Read more...
Tags: Science, Batman, Matt Reeves, Paranormal Activity, Steven Schneider, Serial Killers, Switchboard


NASA took a photo of China's moon rock-collecting robot on the lunar surface before it rocketed back to Earth

An image of the Chinese flag on the moon. CNSA NASA images have confirmed the landing of China's Chang'e 5 moon robot.  China's space agency said the lander collected more than 4 pounds of moon rocks. The mission is slated to bring the sample back to Earth by mid-December. If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rocks in more than 40 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China landed a rock-collecting robot on the moon on Tuesday, its l...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Wuhan, Luna, Soviet Union, Chang, Inner Mongolia, Global Times, China University of Geosciences, Noah Petro, China National Space Administration


Amazon Asks Its Advertisers to Consider Being a Bit More Invasive

In case you needed yet another reason to shop anywhere but Amazon this holiday season, here’s a good one: The company dropped a whitepaper earlier this week boasting about the stockpile of personal data it collects from every person browsing through its platform.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Advertising, Snooping, Amazon Asks Its Advertisers


The most detailed photo ever taken of a sunspot shows a dark patch bigger than Earth roiling for 10,000 miles

An image of a sunspot taken on January 28, 2020 by the NSF's Inouye Solar Telescope. NSO/AURA/NSF New images from the world's largest solar observatory show a sunspot in never-before-seen detail. An image and a sped-up video show powerful magnetic fields meeting hot gases boiling from below the sun's surface. The Inouye Solar Telescope could one day help scientists predict dangerous eruptions on the sun. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Stunning new imagery of an eno...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Sun, Solar System, Haleakala, Maui, Telescopes, National Science Foundation, NSF, Inouye, NSO, Daniel K Inouye, Tech Insider, Maui Hawai


Finally, Big Cats Are Closer to Getting the Protections They Need

Currently, across the U.S., an estimated 20,000 big cats are privately kept as pets or as roadside zoo attractions, with many living in squalor cages and malnourished misery. They are beaten to succumb to performance. And some are even slaughtered or sold for parts once outlive their utility as cub petting acts. But,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Zoos, Animals, Animal Welfare, Tigers, Lions, Big Cats, Wild life, Tiger King, Roadside Zoos


Activision Blizzard Suing Netflix Over Poached Exec

For those of you who love corporate beef, here’s a whopper: Activision Blizzard is suing Netflix. As reported by Deadline, Netflix poached a top Activision exec, chief financial officer Spencer Neumann, before his contract expired. In response, Activision filed suit in the Superior Court of California earlier today.Read more...
Tags: Science, Court, Netflix, Kotakucore, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Superior Court of California, Deadline Netflix, Spencer Neumann


Coronavirus live news: US averages 1,800 daily deaths as NSW investigates link to airline crews

World Health Organization warns virus spreading fast despite vaccine progress; French infections rise to 2.29m; Brazil reports 627 new deaths. Follow latest updatesVaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissionsCDC advises ‘universal’ masks indoors as US deaths again break recordsItalians decry Christmas travel ban as ‘slap in the face’See all coronavirus coverage 12.08am GMT In Australia, the state of New South Wales recorded no new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 in...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, US, World news, Medical Research, Britain, United States, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brazil, World Health Organization, England Scotland Wales, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: US averages 1,800 deaths as day as NSW investigates link to airline crews

World Health Organization warns virus spreading fast despite progress on vaccines; French infections rise to 2.29 million; Brazil reports 627 new deathsCovid vaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissionsCDC advises ‘universal’ masks indoors as US Covid deaths again break recordsItalians decry Christmas Covid travel ban as ‘slap in the face’ 11.23pm GMT From Associated Press:Setting a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump, whose administration began with a fight ov...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, World news, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Donald Trump, US Italy, Coronavirus


WHO warns of complacency; France reports 627 new deaths

WHO concerned over perception that vaccine approval means pandemic is over; revelations of distorted case tallies cause controversy in GreeceUS breaks daily case record as Fauci warns of ‘terrible’ JanuaryVaccine approval differences across UK, Europe and USScenes from hospitals across America – in picturesWuhan virologist warns more bat coronaviruses can cross overUS coronavirus updates - live 11.18pm GMT Thanks for following our Covid-19 coverage. We are closing off this blog now, but you ...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, America, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Jersey, Microbiology, Who, Jersey City, Fauci


NASA took a photo of China's moon rock-collecting robot on the lunar surface before it rocketed back toward Earth

An image of the Chinese flag on the moon. CNSA NASA images have confirmed the landing of China's Chang'e 5 moon robot.  China's space agency said the lander collected more than 4 pounds of moon rocks. The mission is slated to bring the sample back to Earth by mid-December. If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rocks in more than 40 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China landed a rock-collecting robot on the moon on Tuesday, its l...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Wuhan, Luna, Soviet Union, Chang, Inner Mongolia, Global Times, China University of Geosciences, Noah Petro, China National Space Administration


Let's Ruin the Moon

The Moon taunts us. It is very far away, which has historically protected it from the human species’ innate desire to desecrate it. Fortunately, NASA announced on Thursday it has now selected the four companies it will contract with to jump-start capitalism on the Moon, thereby eliminating its unfair and unearned…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Moon, Lunar Landing, Moon Rocks, Moon Mines, Space Resources


How to Set Up NowInStock Alerts to Buy Hard-to-Find Gadgets

Have you tried buying a PlayStation 5 this holiday season? What about an Xbox Series X? A new graphics card, perhaps? If you’ve been so far unsuccessful obtaining anything on your wishlist (or, um, your loved ones’ wishlists), then this pro tip will help tilt the odds in your favor.Read more...
Tags: Science, Consumer Tech, Quick Fix, Nowinstock


Wacom's New Stylus Will Let You Create 3D Drawings in Virtual Reality

One of the more practical uses for virtual reality is product design, allowing engineers and artists to create, refine, and perfect something in 3D instead of spending the money to iterate real-life prototypes. Wacom, a company synonymous with art and design, has created a new version of its stylus that offers…Read more...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Science, Design, Tech, Virtual Reality, Stylus, Wacom, Consumer Tech


Trump Taps Climate Denier to Pick National Medal of Science Winners

The president took a break from his grifty attempt to blow up democracy under a cloud of flatulence to do more damage in the job he has for another month and a half. The White House announced this week that President Donald Trump was appointing a climate denier to serve on the committee that chooses recipients of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Climate Denial, NSF, David Legates, Trump Administration


Alaska May Be Hiding a Huge Volcanic System

As if we needed more upsetting right news right now, geologists have reason to suspect that a cluster of Alaskan islands is actually part of an interconnected volcanic system of the same kind seen at Yellowstone National Park. Read more...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Geology, Volcanoes, Calderas, Yellowstone National Park Read


'The 12 Days of Christmas' Is a Sickening Chronicle of Consumerist Excess

Judging by its seasonal omnipresence even 240 years after it was written, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is undoubtedly one of the most enduring of all holiday tunes, perhaps because it is both catchy, slightly annoying, and fun to sing (a ranking by the New York Public Library likened it to the yuletide equivalent…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wealth, New York Public Library, Songs, Christmas Carols, Twelve Days of Christmas


Razer's Attempt to Solve the Biggest Issue Many Have with PC Gaming Feels DOA

On December 3, Razer announced its teeny-tiny Tomahawk gaming desktop would finally be available to consumers after first revealing it at CES 2020. It’s built on Intel’s NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element, which contains the processor, memory, and SSD storage in a single module. That means it’s kind of like the Easy Bake…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Intel, Pcs, Mini ITX, Razer, Gaming Pcs, NUC, Components, Mini Pcs


Is Xbox Game Pass Really the 'Best Deal in Gaming'?

For $10 to 15 a month, you can get access to “hundreds” of Xbox and/or PC games with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass—sort of like a Netflix for video games. Many sites, from PC Gamer to our own friends at Kotaku, have hailed it as one of the best deals in gaming, but is it right for you? Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Netflix, Kotaku, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


RIP Free Streaming Trials

HBO Max is ending its free trial offer weeks before Wonder Woman 1984 is set to debut on its service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Movie Theaters, Streaming Wars, HBO Max


The 10 Best Deals of December 4, 2020

Friday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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Singapore Greenlights World's First Sales of Lab-Grown Chicken

In what is slated to be a world-first approval, this week Singapore gave the greenlight to Eat Just to begin selling its lab-grown chicken meat in restaurants, with sales to regular consumers slated to follow later. Read more...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Consumer Tech, Lab Grown Meat, Food Tech, Lab Meat, Eat Just


Pregnant women will have to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, despite being a high-risk group for complications

A half-dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine initially could mean we have double the number doses available when it's approved by regulators. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Pregnant women, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, are at increased risk for serious COVID-19 complications and death.  But they're not among prioritized populations for vaccine distribution because they've been excluded from clinical trials, which is typical of vaccine development.  Until it's known...
Tags: Science, Parenting, Pregnancy, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, Vaccine, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Adams, Ramirez, Gupta


YouTube Kindly Requests You Not Be So Terrible in the Comments

Are you sure you need to post that?Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Hate Speech, Comments, Consumer Tech


Coronavirus live news: WHO warns 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'; France reports 627 new deaths

WHO concerned over perception that vaccine-approval means pandemic is over; revelations of distorted case tallies cause controversy in GreeceUS breaks daily case record as Fauci warns of ‘terrible’ JanuaryVaccine approval differences across UK, Europe and USScenes from hospitals across America – in picturesWuhan virologist warns more bat coronaviruses can cross overUS coronavirus updates - live 7.17pm GMT More from the World Health Organization’s director-general."#COVID19 has affected young...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, America, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, World Health Organization, Fauci, UK Europe, Youth Council


How Are You Feeling About the Vaccines?

The past few weeks have brought a flurry of news about covid-19 vaccines, and it’s enough to make anyone feel both optimistic and confused.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chatroom, Vaccines, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Biden Says He'll Ask Country to Wear Masks for 100 Days, Issue Mask Mandates in Federal Jurisdiction

President-elect Joe Biden says he will ask the entire country to wear masks for the first 100 days of his presidency, and he will issue federal mask mandates applying to places where he believes he has jurisdiction, including federal buildings and interstate transportation. Biden also committed to allow the public to…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Joe Biden, Vaccines, Biden, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


House Votes to Decriminalize Weed

The House of Representatives voted to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level on Friday. It may not be the final legal word on the matter, but it’s a historic moment in the godforsaken war on drugs. Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Marijuana, House, House Of Representatives, Cannibas, Legalize It


Mash the Buy Button for Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II, More in Today's Best PlayStation Deals

Featured Deal: Ghost of Tsushima | $40 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Science, Playstation, Sony, Black Friday Deals, Tsushima, Holiday 2020



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