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Newly Sworn-In West Virginia Lawmaker Streamed Video Of Himself Storming the Capitol

Newly-elected member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates Derrick Evans was among the insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and we know this because he streamed video of himself doing it in which he referred to himself in the third person.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, West Virginia, Capitol, House of Delegates, U S Capitol, US Capitol, Derrick Evans, Insurrectionists


*MIYABI* Japanese Garden Puzzle-y Tetris Math Game

I don’t know if it’s because I grew up in the era of the original Nintendo, but games that resemble Tetris in any way really call to me. Our whole family loves puzzles and Tetris, and Miyabi is a really fun and beautiful game with similar shape-manipulation elements. What it also has is a beautiful […]
Tags: Crafts, Math, Science, Nintendo, Board Games, Strategy games, Homeschool, Miyabi, Gameschooling


Facebook and YouTube Remove Video Of Trump Professing 'Love' For Violent Mob

Facebook and YouTube removed a video of President Donald Trump expressing love for a violent mob of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced the evacuation of the Senate on Wednesday, but offered different reasons for taking action.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Video, Science, Media, Youtube, Senate, President, Donald Trump, U S Capitol, Lawmakers, Video Message


This Stealth Startup Is Using Electrical Stimulation to Help People Walk Again

Some 33 million people in the U.S., or 1 in 7 Americans, have disabilities related to mobility, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Considered something of a silent health epidemic, the degree to which older and middle-aged Americans struggle with difficulties walking or climbing is immense.Read more...
Tags: Startups, Science, Innovation, Health Tech


New York Wants to Legalize It

New York could soon make it easier for people to legally get high. On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his proposal for the state to legalize and regulate the cannabis industry. Though this would make New York the latest to embrace cannabis, health policy experts are pushing for a plan that openly tries to…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Drugs, Cannabis, Drug Policy, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, 420, New York Wants


Researchers Use AI to Separate Conspiracy From Fact

Researchers at UCLA have created a model to distinguish conspiracy theories from actual conspiracies which will possibly allow robots to differentiate between things like Pizzagate and Bridgegate in the future.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ai, Conspiracies, Ucla, Pizzagate, QAnon


SolarWinds Hackers Accessed More Than 3,000 DOJ Email Accounts

In yet another dastardly twist in the ongoing SolarWinds debacle, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that hackers had accessed the inboxes of over 3,000 DOJ employee Microsoft email accounts. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Cybersecurity, Russian hackers, Doj, Bad News, Solarwinds, U S Department of Justice


Hell Yes, Give Me the Apple Watch Guided Walking Workouts

An iOS beta clue seems to point to a forthcoming walking workout feature from Apple.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Smart Watches, Consumer Tech, Applewatch, Fitness Plus


Twitter Lets Trump Spread False Election Conspiracy as Mob Storms U.S. Capitol [Update: Trump's Account Is Locked]

Update: A half hour after publication of this article, Twitter appeared to delete multiple Trump tweets falsely claiming he’d won the election. In a subsequent statement, the company said it had locked Trump’s account for 12 hours and that any additional violation of its rules would result in his permanent suspension.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Insurrection


Twitter Lets Trump Spread False Election Conspiracy as Mob Storms U.S. Capitol

Update: At 6:30 p.m., roughly 30 minutes after publication of this article, Twitter deleted multiple Trump tweets falsely claiming he’d won the election.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Donald Trump, Insurrection


Blue Light and Essential Oil Compound Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Skin Infections in Mice

A team of scientists claim to have found a novel way to treat stubborn skin infections that don’t respond to antibiotics. In experiments with mice, they showed that a combination of blue light mixed with a compound found in oregano oil could easily kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria living in skin wounds without…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antibiotic Resistance, Blue Light, Oregano, Superbugs, Skin


Transformers Just Shook Up Its Lore in a Wild Way

Transformers is a franchise that from the get-go has almost been ceaselessly fascinated with its past. The long shadow of the fabled “G1” era—from its design sensibilities to its origin deep-dives—has cast a long shadow over so much of what has come since, including Netflix’s latest re-litigation of the War for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Hasbro, Transformers, Beast Wars, Transformers War For Cybertronearthrise, Transformers The Movie


It's Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You're a Trump Supporter [Update]

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Riots, Trump, Capitol


Pre-Order Hitman 3 and Get Three of Agent 47's Most Badass Outfits Ever (With Guns and Briefcases to Match)

Hitman 3 (Xbox) | $60 | Amazon | Best BuyHitman 3 (PS4) | $60 | Amazon | Best BuyHitman 3 (PS5) | $60 | Amazon | Best BuyRead more...
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Tile Is Reportedly Launching a New Tracker to Make Finding Your Lost Keys Easier

Tile is looking to make its Bluetooth item-finders more powerful with ultra-wide band technology and by adding augmented reality to its mobile phone app, reports TechCrunch.Read more...
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It's Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You're a Trump Supporter: Updating

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Riots, Trump, Capitol


Snag a Laptop, Desktop, or Printer on the Cheap During the HP Back-to-Business Sale

Featured Deal: HP Back-to-Business SaleRead more...
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Verizon Says It Will Be Delaying the Shutdown of Its 3G Network For Now

While AT&T prematurely scared its customers about the upcoming shutdown of its older 3G network, Verizon has recently decided to take things slower by delaying the shutdown of its 3G service indefinitely. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Smartphones, 4G, 3G, Carriers, Lte, 5g, Consumer Tech, Cell Service, Verizon Pushes Back 3g Network Shutdown


CDC: With nearly 5 million Americans vaccinated, just 29 have had confirmed allergic reactions

Diana Carolina, a pharmacist at Memorial Healthcare System, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at Memorial Healthcare System, on December 14, 2020 in Miramar, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The CDC has released its first set of data about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. So far, only 29 people of the 5 million vaccinated have had confirmed, allergic reactions after vaccination in the US. "Our vaccine safety systems haven't picked up any worrisome signals," the CDC's Nancy Messon...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Portland Oregon, Paul Offit, Paula Bronstein Getty, Thomas Clark, Moderna, Memorial Healthcare System, Miramar Florida


Should scientific studies be available for free?

Launched in 2018, cOAlition S is trying to make all of the world's state-backed scientific papers open-access. Prestigious publishers like Springer Nature and Elsevier have now adopted a Plan S option for researchers. While more studies will be available to read for free, some of the expense is being passed back to authors, which could limit research in the future. In 2018 cOAlition S launched an ambitious program: to make all of the world's state-backed scientific papers open-access. Their ag...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, America, Public Health, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Pharmaceuticals, Elsevier, Gates Foundation, Derek, Springer Nature, Johan Rooryck, Brainard, Sci Hub


Former Xbox Executives Say Nintendo 'Laughed Their Asses Off' When Microsoft Offered To Buy It

Microsoft once proposed buying Nintendo in order to lock in its first-party games for the Xbox. The Japanese video game company didn’t just decline to entertain the offer; it laughed the tech giant’s executives out of the room, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Nintendo, Kotakucore, First Party, Exclusives, Bloomberg Read, Xbox Executives Say Nintendo


New California law gives third-party apps exactly what they deserve

Sometimes a tweet can lead to actual change. Nearly a year ago, in January 2020, San Francisco restaurant owner Pim Techamuanvivit let loose a Twitter thread about how a customer had called up her restaurant, Kin Khao, to ask why he hadn’t received his delivery order yet. Techamuanvivit was confused because Kin Khao…Read more...
Tags: Science, Laws, California, Restaurants, San Francisco, New California, Pim Techamuanvivit, Third Party Delivery, Kin Khao


A Dramatic New Expanse Examines the Difference Between Feeling Right and Being Right

The Expanse season five has somehow already reached episode six with “Tribes,” a somewhat calmer installment that’s still packed with action and incredible character work, especially for Cara Gee’s Drummer and Wes Chatham’s Amos. Tensions are sky-high as the season enters its second half.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Streaming, The Expanse, Spoilers, James Sa Corey, Amazon Studios, Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Nadine Nicole, Cara Gee, Keon Alexander


What's the scientific basis for delaying the Covid vaccine second dose?

UK health officials also allowing combining doses from different manufacturersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUK health officials have decided to delay giving second doses of Covid-19 vaccines and even permit combining doses from different manufacturers, prompting international concern. What is the scientific justification for this decision?Why has the UK decided to lengthen the gap between the first and second doses of vaccine?The original plan was to offer priority ...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, World news, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Amazon Might Be Working on an Alexa-Enabled Sleep Apnea Gadget

Amazon might be working on an Alexa-enabled device that could potentially track sleep and detect sleep apnea, according to a Business Insider report.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Health Tech, Alexa, Sleep Trackers, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Tracking


What it actually means that a new coronavirus strain is more transmissible - and how that changes your chances of getting sick

Masked travelers on a London Underground platform, September 24, 2020. Getty A new, more transmissible coronavirus strain first detected in the UK has spread worldwide. The variant jumps from person to person more easily, so if you're exposed, your chances of infection are higher. Strict masking and social distancing are still the best means of protection against the variant. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A new, more transmissible strain of coronavirus that was first ...
Tags: Health, UK, New York, Science, London, News, California, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Getty Images, World Health Organization, Getty, London Underground, Mutations


Unprecedented Camera Trap Footage Shows a Jaguar Capturing an Ocelot

Conservationists in Guatemala have documented a rare example of a predatory wildcat preying on another. Sadly, climate change could make these sorts of interactions more common.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Jaguar, Zoology, Animal Behavior, Guatemala, Predators, Jaguars, Cat Food, Water Wars, Ocelots


Intel Pivots Its RealSense Cameras Into Facial Recognition Tech

Intel announced today that it will make its RealSense 3D cameras available for customers hoping to utilize the tech for faster facial recognition in the form of RealSense ID. The move comes months after competitor Amazon shied away from its own facial recognition program, which has been accused of perpetuating…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Intel, Facial Recognition, Intel Realsense, Realsense Id, RealSense Cameras Into Facial Recognition Tech


EU approves Moderna jab amid tensions over slow rollout of vaccines

Move should ease frustrations over low supplies of Pfizer vaccine and EU’s longer authorisation process Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European Medicines Agency has approved the Moderna vaccine, making it the second coronavirus shot to be cleared for general use across the EU, as tensions continued to rise over the slow progress of vaccination programmes in the bloc.In a move that should ease frustrations over a shortfall in supplies of the BioNTech/Pfizer jab an...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Microbiology, European Commission, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, European Medicines Agency


Facebook Kills the Wrong Likes

What fresh chaos will Facebook bring in the new year? How will it contend with a new political dynamic? Will Zuckerberg stick to his “no more annual challenges” pledge? To kick things off, the world’s biggest social network is making some changes to Pages including the retirement of “likes.” Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Likes, Pages, Will Zuckerberg, Like Button, The Way Of The Poke, Facebook Kills the Wrong Likes



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