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*DINOSAUR ISLAND* Strategy Board Game

This is clearly a game for our dinosaur loving friends! If you’re not a huge dinosaur fan, that’s ok, you’ll still love this game! Dinosaur Island is an amusement park themed (think Jurassic Park) strategy game for players 8+. Learning a new game always feels a little daunting and sometimes games can feel more complicated […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Math, Science, History, DICE, Board Games, Strategy games, Homeschool, Dinosaur Island, Gameschooling


Pornhub's Finally Verifying Uploaders

Pornhub is scrambling to clean up its act, it says, in the aftermath following New York Times opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof’s piece “The Children of Pornhub,” which is what it sounds like. In the days after publication, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) threatened to introduce legislation (as he does), and Visa and…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York Times, Pornhub, Nicholas Kristof, Josh Hawley


Coronavirus live news: UK science chief warns Britons may still need masks next winter; Rudy Giuliani to leave hospital

US cases pass 15m; North Korea lashes out at South Korea over zero cases doubt; Giuliani expects to leave hospital on WednesdayUK woman becomes first in world to receive Pfizer jabOxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has 70% efficacy, full trial data showsFDA: Pfizer Covid vaccine data fits with guidanceSlovakia’s mass testing cut infection rate by 60%, researchers saySee all our coronavirus coverage 1.22am GMT Four lions at Barcelona’s zoo have tested positive for coronavirus, Australia’s Chann...
Tags: South Korea, UK, Science, Australia, North Korea, US, Barcelona, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Barcelona zoo


Rebekah Jones, Fired Florida Data Scientist, Raises $100K After Cops Stormed Her Home

It’s a tale as old as time: Woman becomes data curator for the Florida government during a global pandemic, Florida government fires woman for accurately reporting the data it’s trying to suppress, woman continues to tweet accurate but forbidden statistics about deadly virus to a massive online following, Florida law…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Government, Data, Jones, Ron DeSantis, Covid 19, Rebekah Jones


Los Angeles County - the largest county in the country - reports 35% spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations since November

People arrive at a Covid-19 testing center despite the Stay-At-Home regulation underway in Los Angeles, California on December 8, 2020. - More than 8,000 new Covid-19 cases and another record for hospitalization was reported for Los Angeles County on December 8, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Over 3,100 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, public health officials said Tuesday. The number of people hospitalized has risen by nearly 1,000 in just over...
Tags: Science, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Associated Press, Charles Davis, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles California, Frederic J Brown, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angele County, Coronavirus


A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 12 months, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 64 million people and killed nearly 1.5 ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Russia


Oh This Is Rich, Christopher Nolan

As the movie industry continues to process Warner Bros.’ unprecedented decision to release all of its 2021 movies on HBO Max day-and-date with theaters, reports have painted the picture of a concerned industry and studio partners blindsided by the news. There’s a lot to talk about, but one person who shouldn’t be…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Science, Att, Streaming, Box Office, Warner Bros, Tenet, Warner Media, Movie Theaters, HBO Max, Rich Christopher Nolan


Cybersecurity Firm FireEye Says It Was Hacked By a Nation-State That Rhymes With Frussia

Leading cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday that it had fallen victim to the type of security breach it typically helps other companies and government agencies defend themselves against, and that the culprit was a highly sophisticated nation-state with “top-tier offensive capabilities” that rhymes with Frussia.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Hackers, Fireeye, Government Agencies, Kevin Mandia, Security Breach


Senate Votes to Appoint Unqualified Trump Ally Nathan Simington to the FCC

In another attempt to leave the mark of the Trump administration behind long after President-elect Joe Biden assumes office, the Senate today voted 49-46 along party lines to appoint Nathan Simington, who has no experience in telecom or consumer protection, to the Federal Communications Commission, Vice reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Senate, Joe Biden, Federal Communications Commission, Trump, Ajit Pai, Nathan Simington, Brace For Impact


An Oregon oncology nurse who bragged on TikTok about traveling without masks and disregarding COVID-19 rules lost her job after the video went viral

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient on October 21, 2020 in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images An oncology nurse in Salem, Oregon, bragged in a TikTok video that she'd been traveling, not wearing masks, and not abiding by COVID-19 rules.  The video went viral and she lost her job; her former employer, Salem Health, did not specify whether she quit or was fired. Some people have refused to follow guidelines designed to help limit the spread of COVID-19, like ...
Tags: Facebook, Nurse, Science, Oregon, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Salem Oregon, Salem Health, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University Read, Sarah Al Arshani, Essen Germany Thomas Lohnes Getty, Ashley Grames


Facebook Is About To Be Sued For Allegedly Violating Antitrust Law

More than 40 attorneys general and the U.S. government are gearing up to throw the book at the Book... Facebook... with an antitrust lawsuit that’s set to be filed on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Lawsuit, Science, Government, US, Probe, Attorneys General, Tactics


SpaceX just scrubbed an ambitious Starship rocket launch after the engines automatically aborted

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX was prepared to launch an advanced prototype of its Starship spaceship about 40,000 feet into the air above its Boca Chica, Texas facilities on Tuesday. The rocket's Raptor engines, however, cut off the launch process just 1.3 seconds before liftoff. Elon Musk had previously estimated a 2-in-3 chance that the test flight would fail, as i...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Mars, Rocket Launch, Prototype, Musk, South Texas, Boca Chica, Starship, Tech Insider, Rocket Landing, Boca Chica Texas


Artemis Astronauts Will Be Doing Some Serious Science on the Moon

NASA has released its science priorities for the first crewed Artemis lunar landing, scheduled for 2024. Prior to planting their boots on the lunar regolith, however, the next man and woman to visit the Moon will have to go back to school, as mission planners prepare their tools for the upcoming mission. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Space Exploration, Artemis, Lunar Exploration, Artemis Iii


Watch live: SpaceX just aborted its attempt to launch a winged Starship rocket prototype more than 40,000 feet above Texas

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. Elon Musk/SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX hopes to launch a full-size Starship rocket prototype about 7.8 miles (12.5 kilometers) into the air from southeastern Texas on Tuesday. The planned flight — Starship's highest yet — is designed to test the aerodynamics, steering, landing ability, and more of the 16-story steel-bodied prototype. FAA airspace closures permit Spa...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Prototypes, Live, Houston, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


The Mystery of Illinois' Short-Lived Cookie Monster Mural

Forget the monoliths—there’s a new monument perplexing America. An artist was commissioned by a local business owner to create a mural of Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster on the side of his building. There was only one problem: This patron of the arts didn’t actually own the building, and he’s all but disappeared. Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Cookie Monster, Interview, Sesame Street, America, Artists, Mysteries, Illinois, Murals


SpaceX just aborted its attempt to launch a winged Starship rocket prototype more than 40,000 feet above Texas

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. Elon Musk/SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX hopes to launch a full-size Starship rocket prototype about 7.8 miles (12.5 kilometers) into the air from southeastern Texas on Tuesday. The planned flight — Starship's highest yet — is designed to test the aerodynamics, steering, landing ability, and more of the 16-story steel-bodied prototype. FAA airspace closures permit Spa...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Prototypes, Live, Houston, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration


SpaceX's Still-in-Beta Starlink ISP Gets Nearly a Billion Dollars to Try and Fix Rural Internet

SpaceX just scored nearly a billion dollars to improve rural internet in the U.S despite not yet launching its satellite-based Starlink ISP nationally.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Internet, Digital Divide, StarLink


Chuck Yeager, First Faster-Than-Sound Pilot, Dies at 97

America has lost one of its great daredevils of the sky. Chuck Yeager, the Air Force test pilot who made history by being the first person to break the sound barrier, died on Monday evening. He was 97. Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, America, Nasa, Air Force, Chuck Yeager


Rudy Giuliani says 'you can overdo the mask' while in hospital for COVID-19 after ignoring mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani listens to Detroit poll worker Jessi Jacobs during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani downplayed the severity of COVID-19 while receiving treatment for the virus at Georgetown University Medical Center. He called into his radio show on Tuesday and falsely claimed that "you can overdo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Chris Christie, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, New Jersey, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Detroit, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


The 10 Best Deals of December 8, 2020

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Of Course AT&T Is Doubling Down on Its Chaotic HBO Max Premieres

You know who thinks WarnerMedia’s “hybrid” release model is a great idea?Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Consumer Tech, Warner Media, Wonder Woman 1984, WarnerMedia, Streaming Wars, HBO Max


You can now buy an at-home coronavirus test from Walmart's website for as little as $99

Shopping carts in a corral in the parking lot of a Sam's Club store in Concord, N.H., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Charles Krupa/AP Photo Both Walmart and Sam's Club are now selling at-home coronavirus tests online. Buying the test is a three-part process, but customers can get their results in as little as 24-48 hours after a lab receives a test.  Walmart has also opened 600 test sites across the country since the beginning of the pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Science, Trends, Walmart, Sam s Club, Retail, Fda, Sam, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Concord, Walton, Barbara Smith, Charles Krupa, Walmart.com, Nevada New York, Coronavirus Testing


Fintech App Threatens to Sue Facebook and Friends Over Diem Name

Diem it! A London-based finance app called Diem is threatening to sue the Diem Association, the consortium in charge of what was once known as the Libra token.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, London, Libra, Cryptocurrency, Diem Association, Diem, Fintech App Threatens to Sue Facebook


Cloudflare And Apple's New 'Oblivious' Protocol Could Mean an End to Snooping Telecos

Today, the security company and network Cloudfare announced a plan to stop your internet service provider from creeping on your web activity. Co-developed by engineers at Apple and Fastly, the Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS (ODoH) standard works to decouple your IP address from your queries. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Cloudflare, Dns


Masks, vaccines, and reopening schools: Biden announces a 3-part plan to 'change the course' of COVID-19 in his first 100 days in office

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a three-part plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in his first 100 days as president.  The plan, he said on Tuesday, includes asking all Americans to wear a mask, completing 100 million vaccine shots, and opening most schools.  Biden developed the plan in consultation with Dr. Anthony Fauci. "My first ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, White House, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Wilmington Delaware, Fauci, John Haltiwanger, Coronavirus, COVID-19


I Thought It Was an Ugly Titty Purse

Apple has made a purse.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Headphones, AirPod Max, Apple Airpod Max


The Best Over-Ear Headphones for Working Out

Running in big, chunky headphones gets a bad rap. Read more...
Tags: Science, Headphones, Commerce, Running, The Bests, Over Ear Headphones


Masks, vaccines, and reopening schools: Biden announces a 3-part plan to 'change the course' of COVID-19 during his first 100 days in office

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a three-part plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in his first 100 days as president.  The plan, he said on Tuesday, includes asking all Americans to wear a mask, completing 100 million vaccine shots, and opening most schools.  Biden developed the plan in consultation with Dr. Anthony Fauci. "My first ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, White House, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Wilmington Delaware, Congressional, Fauci, John Haltiwanger, Coronavirus


COVID-19 newsletters are sooooo 2020

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic pals, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. I’ve also got some great news (I’ll get to that later) and then I’ve got the regular news (which, as usual, is mostly horrible). The good news: 2020 is coming to an end. The bad news: It’s taking Coronavirus in Context with it. We’re sunsetting this newslet...
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Headache, Fatigue, and Other Not-So-Scary Side Effects of Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine

Today we got the first substantial look at data on one of the covid-19 vaccines likely to reach the U.S. general public later this month. The Food and Drug Administration and the companies Pfizer and BioNTech released summary documentation of the trial data collected so far on Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine candidate.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pfizer, Vaccines, The Food and Drug Administration, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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