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Bad News, Disney+ Users, Your Subscription Price Is Going Up

Disney+ is following Netflix’s lead and bumping up its monthly subscription cost in the U.S., raising it to $8 per month. The company announced the $1 price hike at its investor’s day presentation on Thursday after showing off a slew of new content headed to the streaming service.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: American FDA panel approves Pfizer vaccine as Biden advisor warns 'no Christmas parties'

Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved by US panel; Israel abandons Covid-19 curfew plan ahead of Hanukkah; London has highest Covid-19 case rate in EnglandGiuliani leaves hospital after receiving same drug cocktail as TrumpCompromise lockdown struggles to subdue German second waveUS records more than 3,000 Covid deaths a day for first timeRich countries leaving rest behind on vaccines, warns Gates FoundationUS coronavirus updates - live 2.09am GMT A panel of outside advisers to the US Food ...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Infectious Diseases, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, US Food and Drug Administration, Pfizer Inc


Fantastic Four Finally Entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe and More Huge News

It’s official. The Fantastic Four is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jon Watts (Spider-Man Homecoming) will direct. And that’s only the beginning.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Canada could start vaccinations within days as global cases near 70m

Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved by US panel; Israel abandons Covid-19 curfew plan ahead of Hanukkah; London has highest Covid-19 case rate in EnglandGiuliani leaves hospital after receiving same drug cocktail as TrumpCompromise lockdown struggles to subdue German second waveUS records more than 3,000 Covid deaths a day for first timeRich countries leaving rest behind on vaccines, warns Gates FoundationUS coronavirus updates - live 1.08am GMT In 2020 Pantone’s colour of the year choice...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Israel, US, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Pfizer, Grey, Pfizer Inc, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid


Google Adds Knowledge Panels in Search Results for Covid-19 Vaccines to Counter Misinformation

Google plans to counter vaccine conspiracy theories and misinformation by tacking on new knowledge panels to search results when people look up information about covid-19 vaccines. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Vaccines, Covid 19


Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine Wins Crucial Vote, Now One Step Away From FDA Authorization

The covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is one big step closer to reaching the American public. On late Thursday afternoon, a group of outside experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration largely voted to recommend the vaccine for emergency use in people ages 16 and older. The vote will likely…Read more...
Tags: Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID


Google Will Let You Limit the Alcohol and Gambling Ads You See

It’s not very often that Google shows care for anything besides its bottom line these days, but on Thursday, the company made a small step in the right direction by a new setting that lets people limit the alcohol- and gambling-related ads they come across.
Tags: Google, Science, Alcohol, Gambling, Addiction, Ads


World carbon dioxide emissions drop 7% in COVID-hit 2020

Pandemic lockdowns and a steep drop in air travel and driving led to a 7% global reduction in carbon dioxide emissions this year, the biggest drop ever, new preliminary figures from the Global Carbon Project show. But there's still 1,185 tons of the heat-trapping gas going into the air every second. — Read the rest
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The Mandalorian's Ahsoka Tano and New Republic Will Receive Their Own Spinoffs

Two new Mandalorian spinoffs are coming—one for Clone Wars and Rebels legend Ahsoka Tano, and another focusing on the New Republic that replaced the overthrown Empire.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, New Republic, Rosario Dawson, Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Rangers of the New Republic, Star Wars Ahsoka


An influential expert panel just gave its blessing to Pfizer's 2-dose coronavirus shot, teeing up the FDA to authorize the US' first COVID-19 vaccine

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters A committee of more than 20 leading scientists and doctors just voted to encourage the FDA to grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in the US. Their vote is not a final verdict, it's really just advice. Ultimately, it's up to the scientists working inside the FDA to decide whether or not to approve the two-dose vaccine candidate for an eme...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Massachusetts, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Public Health, Healthcare, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Kim, David Kim, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Parler’s Downloads Fell Off a Cliff

Parler, the social media platform where Ted Cruz is free to dance naked under the cursed moon in the realm of the possessed, may not be the right-wing free speech utopia of the future. Despite offering a perfectly fine refuge for conservatives bitching about Facebook and Twitter and YouTube’s moderation policies,…
Tags: Facebook, Science, Youtube, Ted Cruz, Parler, Conservative Bias, Its Not You Its Them


Loki's First Trailer Brings the Asgardian Trickster Back Into the Fold

The god of tricks is getting into the crime game, with a suitably wild trailer for his new, self-titled series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Thor, Owen Wilson, Asgard, Tom Hiddleston, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Disney Plus


Huge Star Wars Updates: Andor Teaser, Obi-Wan Timeline, Lando Show, and The Acolyte

Star Wars and Disney+ will continue to get cozy even when The Mandalorain isn’t around. At Disney’s 2020 Investor’s Day event, significant updates were given on the other Star Wars official shows we knew were coming to Disney+.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, Science, Disney, Streaming, Ewan McGregor, Lando, Obi Wan Kenobi, Diego Luna, Disney Read, Lando Calrissian, Justin Simien, Cassian, Leslye Headland, Cassian Andor, Disney Plus


More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than the number of US soldiers killed in battle during World War II

American reinforcements, arrive on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944 during World War II. US COAST GUARD/AP The US saw 291,557 battle deaths during World War II, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has surpassed that grim milestone. As of Thursday, 291,754 Americans have now died of this disease.  This means more Americans have died from COVID-19 than the num...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, US, Trends, United States, Normandy, World War Ii, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Coast Guard, Pelosi, Johns Hopkins University, Pandemic, John Haltiwanger


Patty Jenkins Will Direct the Next Star Wars Movie, Rogue Squadron

It’s going to be some time before we see a new Star Wars movie in theaters but, now, at least we know what that’s going to be.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Wonder Woman, Lucasfilm, Patty Jenkins, Rogue Squadron, Wonder Woman 1984, Star Wars Movie Rogue Squadron


Dogs and owners may share resemblance in diabetes risk

Research shows people who have a dog with type 2 diabetes are 38% more at risk of having disease themselvesIt’s said that dogs resemble their owners, but the similarities may also extend to their risk of diabetes, research suggests. The same cannot be said of cat owners and their companions, however.Previous studies had hinted that overweight owners tend to have porkier pets, possibly because of shared health behaviours such as overeating or not taking regular exercise. To investigate whether th...
Tags: Health, Science, Sweden, Dogs, Pets, Society, Diabetes, Medical Research, Uppsala University, Beatrice Kennedy


FDA advisory panel recommends approval of Pfizer Covid vaccine for emergency use

Recommendation signals formal FDA approval for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the US could be imminentAn advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration has recommended the emergency approval of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.The recommendation is expected to signal that the first approval of a Covid-19 vaccine for use in the US is imminent. That would mark a major milestone in a pandemic that has killed more than 285,000 Americans and 1.5 million people globally. Continue...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, World news, US news, Fda, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, US Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus


An eruption on the sun didn't bring the aurora to Pennsylvania or Oregon this week, but more solar outbursts are expected soon

The sun blows out a coronal mass ejection, February 24, 2015. NASA/GSFC An eruption on the sun's surface sent plasma and charged particles speeding towards Earth this week. Forecasts suggested that this coronal mass ejection would reach our planet late Wednesday as a solar storm that could interfere with radio, GPS, and power grids. The aurora borealis could have appeared from Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon as solar particles interacted with the atmosphere. But the solar storm's magnetic f...
Tags: National Weather Service, UK, Science, News, Oregon, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Pennsylvania, Maine, International Space Station, Iowa, Sun, European Space Agency, Michigan


An influential expert panel just gave its blessing to Pfizer's 2-dose coronavirus shot, teeing up the FDA to authorize the US's first COVID-19 vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech got a vote of confidence Thursday. Dado Ruvic/Reuters A committee of more than 20 leading scientists and doctors on Thursday voted to encourage the Food and Drug Administration to grant emergency-use authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine in the US. Their vote is not binding, but the FDA is expected to follow their advice. An FDA decision could come soon. For more stories like this, sign up here for Business Insider...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Cnn, Public Health, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, The New York Times, Kim, David Kim


Here's Where SpaceX Has Promised to Provide Starlink Internet

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced the winning bidders of its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase 1 auction, revealing SpaceX’s Starlink won a massive $885 million to provide high-speed internet to underserved and unserved rural areas of the U.S. The agency’s report provided information on how…Read more...
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Pfizer's COVID shot just won endorsement from an expert panel, and FDA could greenlight it within hours

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images A group of independent experts met Thursday to discuss whether the US Food and Drug Administration should authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 shot. After hours of discussion, the group voted 17-4 in favor of green-lighting the shot. One member abstained. The FDA still has the ultimate authority to make the regulatory decision on its own. The agency typically follows expert panels' advice, but it isn't required to do so. For more stories like this, sign u...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, New York City, US, America, Trends, Merck, Features, Getty Images, Public Health, Healthcare, Fda, University of Pennsylvania


Mastercard Dumps Pornhub

Following an opinion piece in the New York Times which called out both Pornhub for hosting nonconsensual and often illegal material, and the credit card companies for enabling the site to profit from it, Mastercard has terminated its relationship with Pornhub. For now though, Mastercard will continue to do business…Read more...
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Mastercard and Visa Dump Pornhub [UPDATE]

Following an opinion piece in the New York Times which called out both Pornhub for hosting nonconsensual and often illegal material, and the credit card companies for enabling the site to profit from it, Mastercard has terminated its relationship with Pornhub. For now though, Mastercard will continue to do business…Read more...
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The Best Pop Culture We Caught Up On in 2020

It has been a year of weirdness, especially when it comes to wrangling the kinds of media we’ve been watching. Though there’s been new things to read, watch, listen to, and play, 2020 has seen many of us revisit familiar favorites as well as things we missed when they first came out. Here’s the media of years past…Read more...
Tags: Books, Comics, TV, Science, Once Upon A Time, Animation, Saga, Year In Review, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Fringe, Avatar The Last Airbender, Digimon, Mobile Suit Gundam, Twin Peaks The Return, The Legend Of Korra


The 10 Best Deals of December 10, 2020

Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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Make the T-Shirt Designs of Your Dreams With the Brother ScanNCut DX

As we’re all crafting this holiday season, the Brother ScanNCut DX offers endless possibilities for DIY decorations. The ScanNCut is a CNC-style cutting machine designed to create shapes in paper, vinyl, and even thin wood. It also includes a small spatula for removing the stickers from the mat.Read more...
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Fox News anchor scolds liberal guest host who accused the panel of not bringing up the US's record COVID-19 deaths until '43 minutes into the show'

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner Rochlin/Getty Images On Fox News on Thursday, liberal guest host Marie Harf questioned why her fellow panelists weren't focusing more on the record COVID-19 daily deaths in the US. "We're 43 minutes into this show, and we haven't mentioned yet that 3,000 Americans died yesterday, more than on 9/11," Harf said, adding, "We cannot lose sight of the tragedy that is unfolding every single day in this country, largely because people want to go about life as norma...
Tags: Politics, Science, Media, Obama, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Fox News, State Department, Marie, Darcy, Johns Hopkins University, HARRIS FAULKNER, FAULKNER, Harf


Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine should be safe for most Americans, but 4 groups have to wait for more data before getting shots

Margaret Keenan, the first person to be given the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine outside clinical trials. Getty A recent FDA review found there was "insufficient data" to conclude whether Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is safe for kids under 16, pregnant women, and immunocompromised people. Experts also worry about vaccinating people who previously got COVID-19, particularly if these people have lingering symptoms. Some of these vulnerable groups were included in Pfizer's late-stage clinical tri...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Columbia University, Fda, Pfizer, University Of Southern California, Indiana University, Sydney Australia, Callaghan, Healthline, Al Bello Getty


Google Is Now Calling on You to Help Develop Its Enigmatic Fuchsia OS

While it’s never been officially called a replacement for Android or Chrome OS, Fuchsia is an operating system Google has been working on for the last five years, and this week, Google announced that now it’s opening up Fuchsia to public contributions. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Os, Developers, Operating Systems, Consumer Tech, Fuchsia, Fuchsia Development Goes Public


Pfizer's COVID shot just won endorsement from an expert panel, and FDA could greenlight it within days

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images A group of independent experts met Thursday to discuss whether the FDA should authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 shot. After hours of discussion, the group voted 17-4 in favor of green-lighting the shot. One member abstained. The FDA still has the ultimate authority to make the regulatory decision on its own. The agency typically follows expert panels' advice, but it isn't required to do so. What follows is a minute-by-minute breakdown of the meeting. C...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, New York City, US, America, Trends, Merck, Features, Getty Images, Public Health, Healthcare, Fda, University of Pennsylvania



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