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Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' and Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' as it is announced that Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Twitter Starts Testing Spaces, Its 'Dinner Party'-Like Voice Chat Rooms

The social media company that brought you the Fleet began testing its take on audio-0nly chat rooms on Thursday. In a thread announcing the private beta tests, Twitter said a small group of users would be able to create Spaces, as the feature is now being called, and invite any of their followers or other Twitter…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Voice, Clubhouse


Yes, Donald Trump Had a Twitter Password Any Rube Could Guess, Netherlands Authorities Say

Twitter and the White House have both denied reports that a Dutch security researcher was able to log into Donald Trump’s infamous Twitter account with the impossibly easy to guess password “MAGA2020!” But it turns out that really did happen, at least according to Dutch prosecutors.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Privacy, Passwords, White House, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Donald Trump, Two Factor Authentication, 2FA, Victor Gevers, Maga2020


California activates 'mass fatality' program to coordinate aid across agencies as COVID-19 cases and deaths soar

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California. Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool, File California has activated its "mass fatality" program as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to soar, NPR reported. The program is meant to help ease the burden on local agencies as deaths rise. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an average of more than 160 deaths a day over the past week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. California has activated its "mass fatality" program as novel coronavirus c...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Trends, Deaths, Npr, Times, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Sacramento Bee, KCRA, OES, KRON TV, California Office of Emergency Services, Daniel Kim


California activates 'mass fatality' program to coordinate aid across multiple agencies as COVID-19 cases and deaths soar

In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference at Cal Expo in Sacramento, Calif. Several California politicians have been called out in the last month for their dining choices that violate the state's rules aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool, File California activated its "mass fatality" program as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to soar, NPR reported.  The program is meant to help ea...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Trends, Cal Expo, Deaths, Npr, Times, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Sacramento Bee, KCRA, OES, KRON TV, California Office of Emergency Services


TikTok Is Reportedly Booting Off OnlyFans Creators and Sex Workers

OnlyFans creators and sex workers have seen TikTok delete their accounts en masse in recent months for violating the platforms sex and nudity policies, Rolling Stone reports. Of the half a dozen creators the outlet spoke with, all of them said their videos didn’t violate TikTok’s policies and believe they were banned…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex Work, Rolling Stone, Moderation, Content Moderation, OnlyFans, Tiktok


FDA says it will 'rapidly work toward' authorizing Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The US Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it "will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization" of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. "The agency has also notified the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed, so they can execute their plans for timely vaccine distribution," FDA Commissioner Dr. Steven Hahn said. The announcement comes after an FDA expert panel earlier on Th...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, US Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, Samantha Lee, Moncef Slaoui, Steven Hahn, Stephen Hahn, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Well, Well, Well, Tim Cook and Craig Federighi Must Testify in Epic Case

Yes, Apple and Epic are still in a legal battle over in-app transactions in Fortnite. And apparently, a judge has now ordered both Apple CEO Tim Cook and Craig Federighi, Apple’s perfectly coiffed senior vice president of software engineering, to testify.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Tim Cook, Epic Games, Craig Federighi, Craig Federighi Apple, Apple Vs Epic, Just Go Into Jiggle Mode


Facebook Repays News Industry It Destroyed With Print Ads Begging You to Hate Apple

Facebook has taken out its second round of full-page ads in two days seeking to have Apple... not roll out a privacy update or something.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Advertising, Ads, Feuds, Targeted Ads, Ios 14, Facebook Repays News Industry


An inmate who is scheduled to be executed just 5 days before Biden takes office tested positive for COVID-19

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump's lame-duck period.  The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among inmates.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, Prison, Maryland, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Penalty, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons


An inmate whose scheduled to be executed just 5 days before Biden takes office tested positive for COVID-19

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump's lame-duck period.  The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among inmates.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, Prison, Maryland, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Penalty, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons


A 9-year-old girl's death certificate will be 'the first in the world' to list air pollution as a cause after a fatal asthma attack

A photograph showing a mobile phone displaying Ella Kissi-Debrah's photograph. She died in 2013. Hollie Adams/AFP via Getty Air pollution was a cause of 9-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah's death, a UK coroner ruled Wednesday. She died of an asthma attack in 2013. It's the first time air pollution will be listed on a death certificate. Nitrogen dioxide emissions and harmful airborne particles where Kissi-Debrah lived exceeded legal limits. These pollutants can exacerbate asthma. Visit Busine...
Tags: Death, UK, England, Science, London, News, China, New York City, US, Trends, European Union, Bbc, Cnn, Canada, Air Pollution, Pollution


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Biden's picks to handle climate change in his administration 'actually represent progress - real progress'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, speaks during a news conference. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez praised President-elect Joe Biden's picks for top climate change positions in his administration. "I think Biden's climate appointments actually represent progress — real progress," the New York Democrat said Thursday. In particularly, Ocasio-Cortez praised the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary, calling her "unequiv...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Congress, Climate Change, Washington Post, White House, Environment, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Michigan, New Mexico, John Kerry, Biden, North Carolina


Biden advisor Rep. Cedric Richmond tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden greet each other as Biden arrives at Columbus Airport on October 27, 2020 in Columbus, Georgia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Cedric Richmond, an advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, has tested positive for COVID-19. Richmond, who recently traveled to Georgia for a campaign event, was not in "close contact" with Biden, according to a spokesperson for the transition team. Richmond is set to be the incoming White Hou...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Cdc, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Louisiana, Biden, Charles Davis, Richmond, Raphael Warnock, Columbus Georgia, Office of Public Engagement


How Google Ruined the Internet (According to Texas)

Among all of the antitrust probes facing Google right now, the case dropped on Wednesday by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stands out for a few reasons. First, it focuses on the tech giant’s dominance in digital ads, rather than focusing on search the way that the Justice Department and more than 30 states have in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Science, Advertising, Antitrust, Justice Department, Ken Paxton, DoubleClick, Adtech 101


Are Self-Destruct Systems Real?

One of the most common tropes of science fiction is that almost any vessel or vehicle capable of carrying humans will have some manner of self-destruct mechanism installed, ready to blow the whole mess to the kind of reens that smither. Is any of this based in reality? Are there real-world military vessels or aircraft…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Military Vehicles, Foxtrotalpha


Double-Decker Bento Box Rice Cooker Promises Hot and Fresh Work Lunches That Rival Take Out

Back in March, when working at an office wasn’t something we all took for granted, we marveled at Thanko’s bento box rice cooker that made a single serving of rice at a time. But, realizing that eating nothing but rice every day for lunch would get tiring, Thanko’s released an updated double-decker version of the…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Food, Gadgets, Japan, Science, Tech, Appliances, Rice, Consumer Tech, Thanko, Rice Cooker, Bento Box


These are the 20 days in the past 100 years when America saw the most deaths from a single catastrophe. Over half are in the past 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, November 26, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 16 was the deadliest day of the US's COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,448 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past century, 17 were this ye...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Oregon, New York City, Brown University, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, History, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Ohio


Jeremy Bulloch, the Man Behind Boba Fett, Has Died

The first man to embody the most notorious Bounty Hunter in Star Wars history, influencing the franchise’s direction even to this very day, has passed away at 75.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Rip, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, Temuera Morrison, Empire Strikes Back, The Mandalorian


The 10 Best Deals of December 17, 2020

Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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State AGs Accuse Google of Abusing Its Monopoly on Search in Third Antitrust Suit

We’ve waited years to see antitrust action taken against Google, and now there’s too much to keep with. On Thursday, more than 30 state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against the search giant claiming that its search giant-ness has become too giant. Read more...
Tags: Google, Lawsuit, Science, Monopoly, State Attorneys General, Googles Antitrust Season, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser


13 books everyone should read and why—as voted by you

We asked BigThink's readers and staff for their recommendations on books everyone should read. A collection of fiction and non-fiction works from around the world spanning millennia, these books will expand your horizons.Many of these books are long out of copyright, and can be read for free. Do you ever want to read more but find yourself unsure of what to read? Lots of people have the same problem. To help, we're adding to the collection of "books everyone should read" lists. For this one, we ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, New York Post, England, Science, Minnesota, California, Washington Post, India, Religion, Race, America, Society, Earth, Radiohead, United States


The Best 4K HDR Movies to Show off Your New TV

Top Pick: The Matrix (4K UHD Blu-ray) | $25 | AmazonRead more...
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The Best Apple-ish Gear for Apple Haters

Apple products weren’t exactly allowed in my house growing up. My school had a lab filled with Apple computers, so I got exposed to the basic ins and outs of macOS. But inside my home it was Microsoft-Microsoft-Microsoft. My dad was a computer hardware engineer, and he worked with Windows, so it’s not surprising.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gift Guide, Science, Samsung, Commerce, Sony, Amazon Echo, Jabra, Peloton, Peloton Bike, Galaxy Watch 3, Elite 85t With Anc, Sony Wh 1000xm4, Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft


The High Republic's Writers on Why They Wanted to Make Star Wars Without a War

Conflict is at the very heart of Star Wars. Light vs. Dark. Good vs. Evil. Empire vs. Rebellion. So many of the stories we have seen woven throughout its world are rooted in the very idea of combat and war. It’s in the name! So in order to do something radically different for The High Republic, its creative team had…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Interview, Disney, Lucasfilm, Daniel Jose Older, Jedi, IDW, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Star Wars The High Republic, Io9 Feature


FDA expert panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for regulators to green-light the shot

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider An influential Food and Drug Administration expert panel voted Thursday in favor of authorizing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. The FDA isn't required to follow the group's advice but often does so. The agency could OK Moderna's shot on Friday, according to media reports. Twenty of the 21 committee members voted yes, and one panelist abstained.  If the vaccine gets the FDA's regulatory go-ahead, the government plans to ship 5.9 million doses of Modern...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Stanford, US, Trends, Data, Features, Alaska, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer


FDA expert panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for regulators to greenlight the shot

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider An influential FDA expert panel voted Thursday in favor of authorizing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine.  The US Food and Drug Administration isn't required to follow the group's advice, but often does so. The agency could OK Moderna's shot on Friday, according to media reports. Twenty of the 21 committee members voted yes, and one panelist abstained.  If the vaccine gets the FDA's regulatory go-ahead, the government plans to ship 5.9 million doses of M...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Stanford, US, Trends, Data, Features, Alaska, New York Times, Healthcare, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Biotech


Streamers Flabbergasted After Twitch Partially Bans The Word 'Simp'

It’s been yet another long 24 hours for Twitch—the latest in what’s shaped up to be an agonizingly long year for the company (and also everybody on Earth). Yesterday afternoon, Twitch held a live town hall with the goal of illuminating recent policy changes and features around DMCAs, sexual harassment, ads, and other…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Kotakucore, Twitch, Simp


Twitter Is Relaunching its Troubled Verification Process After a 3 Year Hiatus

After suspending the program back in 2017, today Twitter announced that it’s bringing back its verification process supported by an updated policy beginning next month in January 2021. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, News, Social Media, Twitter Verification, Blue Check, Twitter Reviving The Blue Check



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