His Dark Materials Turns Into a Heist Thriller and Sets Up the Eventual Endgame

BBC and HBO’s His Dark Materials is building to something big, with last week’s episode finally seeing Will come into possession of the Subtle Knife. Now, we’re seeing him put it to the test in a high-stakes episode that also delved into sexism, the line between science and faith, and what happens when someone finds…Read more...
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Thefts of food items and baby supplies are rising, highlighting America's desperation as lawmakers fight over the details of a new pandemic relief bill

Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd/Getty Images There has been a rise in theft of basic essentials as more people face income insecurity during the pandemic, The Washington Post reported.  Several food aid programs are set to expire at the end of the year, even as demand at food banks rises.  All of this is happening as negotiations around a new COVID-19 relief bill makes little headway in Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the pandemic continues and millions of Am...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Congress, Washington Post, Theft, America, Trends, House, Npr, Nancy Pelosi, Food Insecurity, Trump, Moody s Analytics, US Department of Labor, The Post

Uber Fined $59 Million For Failing To Answer Questions About Sexual Assault Cases

California regulators slapped Uber with a $59 million fine on Monday after they determined that the company had failed to adequately respond to questions about a report detailing thousands of sexual assaults that occurred during trips taken with the company’s ride-hailing platform.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Sexual Assault, California, Regulators, Report, Fine, Sexual Harassment, California Public Utilities Commission

How to watch the Jupiter and Saturn 'great conjunction' of 2020

On 21 December, the planets will align, appearing closer than they have since the middle ages, in what is being called a ‘Christmas kiss’This year, stargazers will have the chance to see a Christmas “kiss” beneath interplanetary mistletoe when Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer to one another and brighter than they have in 800 years in an event known as a “great conjunction”. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Saturn, Jupiter

Nervous About Covid-19 Vaccines? Here's How Scientists Are Feeling

As the first covid-19 vaccines roll out across the U.S., some of us are chanting “inject me now!”, while others are anxious about potential side effects. I reached out to two dozen scientists and public health experts to see how they’re feeling about these vaccines. I asked them if they’re planning to get a vaccine…Read more...
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FTC Orders Amazon, YouTube, Discord, and 6 More to Explain What the Hell They're Doing With Your Data

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced it was issuing orders to nine of the most popular social media and streaming platforms in the U.S., requiring them to offer up intel on business practices ranging from data collection to advertising, to the way that user engagement gets tracked overtime. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, Youtube, Reddit, Federal Trade Commission, Tiktok, Privacy And Platforms, FTC Orders Amazon YouTube Discord

UK reports 232 further Covid deaths – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.32pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Netherlands announces five-week lockdown as UK detects new Covid strain 11.30pm GMT Regulators, insurers and experts are warning airlines to take extra care when reactivating planes left in extended storage during the Covid-19 pandemic, citing potential pilot rustiness, mainte...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Coronavirus

Smartmatic Demands Fox News, Newsmax, OAN Retract Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theories or Else

Voting systems manufacturer Smartmatic has sent legal letters to conservative news network Fox News, as well as its ultra-right cousins Newsmax and One America News Network, demanding they retract coverage spinning baseless conspiracy theories about the company’s role in the 2020 elections or face legal action.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Voting, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Fox News, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, NewsMax, One America News Network, Voter Fraud, Smartmatic

California's AG Is Now Trying To Force Amazon To Comply With Subpoenas Probing Covid Labor Concerns

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday asked a Sacramento County Superior Court judge to intervene in what he claims is now six months of Amazon failing to comply with investigative subpoenas over how its warehouse workers were treated during the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, California, Judge, AG, Xavier Becerra, Sacramento County Superior Court, Subpoenas, Warehouse Workers

Fancy Dinosaur With Bizarre Shoulder Decorations Was the Peacock of the Cretaceous

The re-analysis of an old fossil has revealed features never seen before in a dinosaur, including a long, fur-like mane along its back and a pair of stiff structures jutting out from its shoulders. Scientists say these elaborate decorations were likely used for display, in what is a very early version of peacocking.Read more...
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Indiana healthcare workers crashed the site for requesting COVID-19 vaccines even before the state's shipment of supplies arrived

A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as the U.K. health authorities rolled out a national mass vaccination program. AP Photo/Frank Augstein Indiana healthcare workers who wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine crashed the state's registration site, even before supplies arrived on Monday, WTHR-TV reported.  Six healthcare workers in Fort Wayne were the first in the state to get vaccinated on Monday, the Indianapo...
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Dating Is Bad Enough Without Adding Wearables to the Mix

To a certain degree, using smartwatches and fitness trackers to quantify the body’s response to external factors makes a lot of sense. For instance, researchers are studying to see if wearables can identify infectious diseases, and on a more personal level, you can measure the effects of your own fitness routine. But,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Heart Rate, Consumer Tech

Bill Gates predicts the next 4 to 6 months 'could be the worst of the epidemic'

AP/zz/PBG/AAD/STAR MAX/IPx During an interview for CNN's State of the Union, Bill Gates told host Jake Tapper that "it's bad news" for the months to come.  Gates has donated over $100 million toward coronavirus vaccine research. The US administered its first doses of the vaccine to healthcare workers in New York City on Monday, but widespread vaccination will take time — and Gates said it's important for people to follow guidelines in the meantime to control the virus' spread. Visit Busin...
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Facebook Finally Brings Its Collab App to the Public

Collab—the jam-session app that’s also the latest project from Facebook’s experimental New Product Experimentation (NPE) team—is finally out of its beta.Read more...
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This Working Marauder's Map Built Using AR and GPS Brings Magic to Our World

Many of the things we see on TV or movies can often only be explained with the word “magic” (or, your know, visual effects.) What would it be like if the magical inventions we see on our screens existed in real life? Now, at least one does, and you apparently don’t have to be a wizard in order to use it.Read more...
Tags: Maps, Science, Technology, Inventions, Vr, Harry Potter, Gps, Augmented Reality, ARG

The 10 Best Deals of December 14, 2020

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Cyberpunk 2077 Is Best Played in the Cloud

With ray tracing on, Cyberpunk 2077 is hungry. You could call it the new Crysis. Even Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is almost no match for the game when settings are cranked to the max, yet a high-end, current-gen GPU is crucial if you want the absolute best visual effects possible. For most people, that’s out of the question.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Gpu, Cloud Gaming, Stadia, GeForce Now, Cyberpunk 2077

The Expanse Season 5 Is About Going Your Own Way to Confront the Past

The crew of the Rocinante has long been a solid unit, traveling the galaxy to save humanity from evil spores and, well, itself. But in season five of Amazon Studios’ The Expanse, these crew members are doing something they’ve avoided until now: they’re going their separate ways.Read more...
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Photos show people receiving the first US doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

Lenox Hill Hospital Chair of Emergency Medicine Yves Duroseau receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Scott Heins/Getty Images The United States administered the first US doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.  The first batch of vaccines were administered to healthcare workers in Queens, New York.  Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse, was the first American to get the vaccine.  Here are photos of the first Americans to be vaccinated against the deadly coron...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Kentucky, White House, US, Trends, Features, United States, Connecticut, Michigan, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Andrew Cuomo, Smith

What's the Best Soundbar to Buy My Dad?

When you have a Tech Dad™, shopping for the holidays gets expensive, and also elusive since he buys almost everything for himself. This year, however, I’ve got my eye on the target. Because my wife has been reviewing so many soundbars lately, he unsurprisingly wants one in every room. And while I’m not sure I can…Read more...
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Reddit Swallows Dubsmash, TikTok's Closest Competitor

Reddit is buying up TikTok’s biggest competitor in the U.S., Dubsmash, in a deal with undisclosed terms, the company announced on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Video, Science, Technology, Race, Social Media, Racism, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman, Dubsmash, Tiktok, Mergersandacquisitions, Short Form Video

The Majority of Wild Edible Plants in the U.S. Are Endangered

All of our crops have naturally-occurring predecessors that are found in the wild. But that may not be the case for long. A new study found that those OG edible plants are doing badly.Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Crops, Agriculture, Wild life, Majority of Wild Edible Plants

Fitness+, a New RAW Format and More Just Launched with iOS 14.3

In an attempt to push one more iPhone and iPad update out before the end of the year, today Apple released iOS and iPad OS 14.3. Fitness+ is now live.Read more...
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Head of White House security office has his right foot amputated because of severe COVID-19 and is facing 'staggering medical bills,' new report says

President Donald Trump. The head of the White House security office, Crede Bailey, had a part of his lower right leg and the big toe of his left foot amputated because of COVID-19, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Bailey has been hospitalized with a severe case of COVID-19 for three months but is said to be recovering. Friends of Bailey's have raised over $35,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for his rehabilitation and "staggering" healthcare costs. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, News, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Bailey, Pandemic, Face Mask, President Donald Trump, Eliza Relman, Crede Bailey, Coronavirus

Head of White House security office has his right foot amputated due to severe COVID-19 and is facing 'staggering medical bills,' new report says

President Donald Trump takes off his face mask as he comes out on a White House balcony to speak to supporters gathered on the South Lawn in Washington, October 10, 2020. The head of the White House security office, Crede Bailey, had a part of his lower right leg and the big toe on his left foot amputated during an ongoing battle with COVID-19, Bloomberg reported Monday.  Bailey has been hospitalized with a severe case of coronavirus for three months, but is reportedly recovering from th...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Bailey, South Lawn, Pandemic, Face Mask, President Donald Trump, Eliza Relman

Coronavirus live news: UK reports 232 further Covid deaths; Netherlands heading for month-long lockdown

Dutch PM to speak to the nation tonight; ministers to recommend restrictions are extended in PolandVaccines roll out of Pfizer plant in US but Trump not taking it yetLondon to have tougher Covid restrictions from WednesdayStudent parties blamed as South Africa braces for second waveUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.21pm GMT South Africa imposed further COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, closing down beaches on the eastern coast and limiting large public gatherings...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Office For National Statistics, Pfizer, Trump, Cyril Ramaphosa, Coronavirus

Star Wars: The High Republic Is as Refreshing as It Is Familiar

Adding something truly new to the canon of Star Wars media has to strike a delicate, daunting balance. Anything so vastly removed from what we know about the franchise—particularly the Skywalker saga—has to balance feeling worthy of being called new, while paradoxically still delivering that vague, yet tangible, feel…Read more...
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England's new Covid variant: should we be worried?

Dr Zania Stamataki sets out the key factors … and says there is no need to panicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic Health England has studied the genetic sequence of the virus and notified the WHO, which is looking into the spread pathway of the new strain in more detail. How dangerous is this new variant and what does this mean for the new vaccines that are rolled out this month?The virus that causes Covid-19, like other coronaviruses of the same family, is an RN...
Tags: Health, England, Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Zania Stamataki

How a new Covid strain may have spread virus in south of England

While variant seems to spread more quickly, it does not appear to be more dangerousCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne factor could be a new strain of coronavirus that has shown up in England’s genomic surveillance in the past two months. The strain contains a number of different mutations and has been detected in parts of the south where cases of the virus are rising fastest, according to the health secretary, Matt Hancock. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Science, London, Society, UK News, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus

Surprise, Surprise: Tim Cook Killed an Apple TV+ Show About Gawker

Surprising absolutely no one, Tim Cook is not a fan of now-dead Gawker Media, of which Gizmodo was a part. And though Gawker has been dead since 2016, it appears that Cook also decided to kill a fictional Gawker by pulling the plug on a proposed Apple TV+ show about the site’s glory days.Read more...
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