Bitcoin Keeps Moving On Up, Reaching $33,000 in Value

Just weeks after it shattered its yearslong aspiration of reaching $20,000 in value, Bitcoin is at it again. On Saturday, the cryptocurrency passed $33,000 in value, according to CoinDesk, before dipping slightly throughout the day.Read more...
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Watch the Striking Trailer for Ukrainian Sci-Fi Film Atlantis

The country of Ukraine is entering a visually striking, politically vibrant science fiction film for this year’s Foreign Film Oscar category. The trailer is something else. Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Oscars, Atlantis, Valentyn Vasyanovych, International Film, Sci Fi Film Atlantis

Watch out LA: Feds calculate riskiest, safest places in US

By Seth Borenstein Spending her life in Los Angeles, Morgan Andersen knows natural disasters all too well. In college, an earthquake shook her home hard. Her grandfather was affected by recent wildfires in neighboring Orange County. “It’s just that constant reminder, ‘Oh yeah, we live somewhere where there’s natural disasters and they can strike at any time,’” said the 29-year-old marketing executive. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated the risk for every county in America for...
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Facebook's Head of Ad Integrity Leaves Company

Facebook’s chief of advertising integrity Rob Leathern has left the company, he announced in a Twitter thread Friday. Leathern came onboard shortly after President Donald Trump took office, and some of the social media giant’s more contentious ad policies, including those regarding election and coronavirus…Read more...
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This Fan Animation Reimagines a Pivotal Steven Universe Moment With the Pilot's Art Style

Steven Universe’s art style is characterized by a cute, iconic sense of style. But the original draft, was seen in the unreleased pilot, was a lot different. Not worse, mind you, but a bit less simplified, a bit more odd. We never got to see that Steven Universe. But a new fan animation gives a hint of what it would…Read more...
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The Doctor and Captain Jack Are Together Again in New Big Finish Audio Adventure

2021 is the 15th anniversary of the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood, starring the beloved disaster hero Captain Jack Harkness. To celebrate, Big Finish is putting out a new Torchwood audio adventure with a big reunion. That’s right, Captain Jack is meeting back up with the Doctor. Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, David Tennant, Jack, Torchwood, John Barrowman, Jack Harkness, Big Finish, Audio Drama

We compared our bodies to Barbie. Here's what the doll would look like in real life.

Research shows that dolls with unrealistic proportions, like Barbie, promote body dissatisfaction and low self-esteem among young girls. We set out to to discover how unrealistic Barbie's body is by scaling her up to the height of an average American woman.The most noticeable difference was in the waist. Barbie's was about 50 centimeters around, compared to the waist of an average American woman of 98 centimeters.In 2016, Barbie's maker Mattel released a handful of new sizes, including Curvy Bar...
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Developer Says Apple Wanted Him To Change App’s Branding Because It 'Promoted' Controlled Substances

In Apple’s world, an app can be inappropriate one day, but acceptable the next. That’s what the developer of Amphetamine—an app designed to keep Macs from going to sleep, which is useful in situations such as when a file is downloading or when a specific app is running—learned recently when Apple got in touch with him…Read more...
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Tens of thousands of people living in the Caribbean are on high alert as volcanoes come back to life after remaining dormant for decades

La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines pictured on December 31, 2020. University of West Indies Seismic Research Centre/National Emergency Management Organization of St Vincent and the Grenadines via Reuters Residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been told to be ready to evacuate after a volcano started spewing lava, ash, and gas. La Soufrière is the highest point in St. Vincent and is located near the northern tip of the country but has remained dormant for decad...
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Fauci says he's 'sure' coronavirus vaccinations will be mandatory in institutions like hospitals and schools

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Institutions like hospitals and possibly schools will mandate that a person receives a COVID-19 vaccination, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted.  "I would not be surprised, as we get into the full scope of [COVID-19] vaccination, that som...
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Welcome John Bishop to the Cast of the Upcoming Season of Doctor Who

Recently, two of the Doctor’s three companions were announced to be leaving the show, leaving a potential gap in the show’s ensemble cast. Now, we might know about who’s going to be filling it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc America, Chris Chibnall, John Bishop, Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill

Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries

Drawing, singing, writing, knitting… lose yourself in something creative to find inner calm. You might also come up with solutions to problemsWhen the first lockdown began in March, my son developed a persistent cough. I was anxious and when I couldn’t sleep I would write. Inspired by the author Elizabeth Gilbert, whose soothing Instagram I would turn to in the ungodly hours, and reassured by her pragmatic take on creative endeavours, I poured my anxiety on to the page and lost myself in my stor...
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'It's going to get much uglier': The US is not prepared for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

Seniors and first responders wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Lakes Regional Library on December 30, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images The US coronavirus vaccine rollout is off to a slow start as states struggle with logistical challenges. Public-health experts worry the next round of vaccinations, for the elderly and essential workers, will be even more chaotic.  Several state health departments told Business Insider they are still sorting out the lo...
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18 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

Here's how men can appear more attractive to women. Steve Granitz/WireImage Romantic attraction is complicated. Luckily, scientists have generated insights over the years into what might make men attractive to women. Men who look older, sport a light beard, or do volunteer work are generally considered more appealing. Visit for more stories. Romantic attraction is a complicated thing that scientists still don't completely understand.But, through research and experim...
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