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New York retail pharmacies will begin administering coronavirus doses on Thursday, kicking off a wider vaccine rollout across states

Sonia Rojas, a pharmacy technician, works in the P & P Pharmacy on December 22, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Starting last week, US officials began allowing states to transfer coronavirus vaccine from hospitals to local retail pharmacies to speed up immunizations. At least one state, New York, will begin administering those transferred doses to elderly Americans on Thursday. The immunizations mark the beginning of a much wider vaccine rollout in pharmacies across the US....
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, News, Colorado, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Ohio, States, Louisiana, Andrew Cuomo, Costco, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Crypto Exchange Owner Gets 10 Years for Turning Fake Car Auctions Into Cryptocurrency

Bulgarian man Rossen G. Iossifov was sentenced to 10 years in U.S. federal prison January 12 for his role in a transnational scheme that stole millions of dollars from hundreds of Americans. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Cryptocurrency, Rossen G Iossifov


Coronavirus live news: China records first local death in eight months as New York pleads for more Covid vaccine

; Coronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EUUS coronavirus death toll reaches new one-day highUK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one dayTokyo outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic GamesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.13am GMT The Hebei death comes as China readies for the arrival of an expert team of scientists from the World Health Organization, who will start a politically sensitive investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pand...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, China, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Hebei province, Hebei, Coronavirus


Bali’s thieving monkeys can spot high-value items to ransom

Study finds macaques go for tourists’ electronics and wallets over empty bags and then maximise their profitAt the Uluwatu temple in Bali, monkeys mean business. The long-tailed macaques who roam the ancient site are infamous for brazenly robbing unsuspecting tourists and clinging on to their possessions until food is offered as ransom payment.Researchers have found they are also skilled at judging which items their victims value the most and using this information to maximise their profit. Cont...
Tags: Science, Bali, Indonesia, Animals, World news, Asia Pacific, Animal behaviour, Uluwatu


Nice phone: Bali’s thieving monkeys can spot high-value items to ransom

Study finds macaques go for tourists’ electronics and wallets over empty bags and then maximise their profitAt the Uluwatu temple in Bali, monkeys mean business. The long-tailed macaques who roam the ancient site are infamous for brazenly robbing unsuspecting tourists and clinging on to their possessions until food is offered as ransom payment.Researchers have found they are also skilled at judging which items their victims value the most and using this information to maximise their profit. Cont...
Tags: Science, Bali, Indonesia, Animals, World news, Asia Pacific, Animal behaviour, Uluwatu


Snapchat Will Soon Permanently Ban Trump's Account

President Donald Trump, the apparent owner of a Snapchat account, will soon be permanently banned from Snapchat. Read more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Platform, Suspension, Donald Trump, Company, Account


Insurrectionists Reportedly Used Walkie-Talkie App Zello To Storm the Capitol

Members of a violent and deadly mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 reportedly communicated with each other through the walkie-talkie app Zello — a company long criticized for its failure to moderate the far-right extremist content it sometimes hosts. Read more...
Tags: Science, App, Content, Company, Capitol, Jessica Watkins, Zello, Militia Members, Ohio State Regular


A New Stanford Study Uses Facial Recognition to Figure Out If You're Liberal or Conservative

Today in terrible ideas: an AI system that claims to be able to accurately predict your political affiliation using...your face. Yes, really. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Facial Recognition, Bunk, New Stanford Study Uses Facial Recognition


Coronavirus live news: New York pleads for more Covid vaccine as global daily deaths pass 17,000 for first time

; ; Coronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EUUS coronavirus death toll reaches new one-day highUK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one dayTokyo outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic GamesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.20am GMT Nationwide in the US, slightly more than one-third of the 29.4 million doses distributed to states have been administered, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The US Food a...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, California, New York City, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Pfizer


Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint water cri...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Michigan, Associated Press, Npr, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder


Twitter Suspends Patrick Byrne, Trump's MVP Kook

Twitter has suspended Patrick Byrne, libertarian firebrand and former CEO of Overstock who’s been peddling Trump’s election fraud conspiracies. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Trump, Overstock, Patrick Byrne, Why Is Giuliani Still On Twitter, Patrick Byrne Trump


Being a MAGA Asshole On a Plane Could Soon Net You a $35,000 Fine

Checked bags aren’t the only things that cost extra: Under a new policy announced by the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, airplane passengers who act like giant assholes by threatening or assaulting crew members could soon be subject to $35,000 in fines or up to 20 years imprisonment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Masks, Delta, Airlines, Passengers, Federal Aviation Administration, Airplane Passengers, Crew Members


Mash the Buy Button for Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last of Us Part II, and More in Today's Best PlayStation Deals

Featured Deal: Final Fantasy VII Remake | $30 | AmazonRead more...
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Breaking Down Star Wars: The High Republic—Old Jedi, New Tech, and Fascinating Connections

The first wave of Star Wars: The High Republic stories is upon us, painting the broad strokes of what we can expect to see in this era, centuries before the Skywalker saga. After checking in with the new books and comics that hit shelves last week, we’re already getting a picture of some intriguing connections—and a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Del Rey, Star Wars The High Republic


Land Absorbs Carbon Now—But It Could Emit It in Just a Few Decades

The Earth is saving our asses right now by sucking up a large hunk of humanity’s carbon pollution. But we may not be so lucky for much longer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Arctic, Forest, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Sink


Fender's Tiny Personal Amp Could Recreate Classic Tones

Portable or practice amps are a guitarist’s best friend. These tiny devices usually plug right into your guitar and let you listen to the audio without waking the neighbors or the baby in the next room. Fender, for its part, has made it easier to get great tone out of a box the size of a few packs of gum.Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Fender, CES 2021


Yearly Report on 'Industrialized Disinformation' Finds It's Getting Way Worse, In Case You Haven't Noticed

Professional disinformation campaigns are a boom market, according to a new report from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII); researchers found “evidence of 81 countries using social media to spread computational propaganda and disinformation about politics,” up from 70 in 2019. Among them: Both sides of the civil war…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Media, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Hoaxes, Misinformation, Fake News, Oxford Internet Institute OII, Disinformation


An ancient super-Earth offers an unexpected clue that life in our galaxy could be older than scientists thought

Artist's rendition of the hot, rocky planet in TOI-561 - one of the oldest, most metal-poor planetary systems discovered yet in the Milky Way. W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko A super-Earth planet 280 light-years away seems to be about 10 billion years old, adding to growing evidence that rocky planets have existed almost as long as our galaxy. Ancient rocky planets offer further evidence that extraterrestrial life may have existed long before humans. Scientists may have better su...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Hawaii, Aliens, Mars, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Exoplanet, Milky Way Galaxy, Extraterrestrial Life, Telescopes


Get Ready for the Cloud-Based Future With the Best Gaming Earbuds

Top Pick: Razer Hammerhead Pro | $200 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Science, Earbuds, Can You Hear Me Now, Sound On


Cave Painting of Pigs Might Be the Oldest Known Artwork of Animals

A pig painting inside an Indonesian cave has been dated to 43,900 years old, making it among the oldest—if not the oldest—known figurative art piece in the archaeological record.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Cave Art, Cave Paintings


Coronavirus Lockdowns Didn't Reduce Air Pollution as Much as We Thought

I know it seems like forever ago, but think back to the early days of covid-19 when lockdowns first halted travel and industry in huge swaths of the world. It was devastating to the economy and was a symptom of a huge public health problem, but reports showed there was at least one good thing to come out of it: As…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Pollution, Quarantine, Covid 19


Scientists figured out how to stop time using quantum algorithms

Everyone’s always talking about traveling through time, but if you ask me the ultimate temporal vacation would be just to pause the clock for a bit. Who among us couldn’t use a five or six month break after 2020 before we commit to an entire new calendar year? It’s not you 2021; it’s us. Unfortunately, this isn’t an episode of Rick and Morty so we can’t stop time until we’re ready to move on. But maybe our computers can. A pair of studies about quantum algorithms, from independent research teams...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Morty, Rick, Neural


Turtle Beach Acquires Wacky Microphone Maker In Bid to Enter Podcasting Market

Turtle Beach, a maker of popular gaming headsets, has acquired Neat Microphones, a company that made waves with its unique-looking microphones for broadcasters and podcasters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microphones, Turtle Beach, CES 2021, Neat Microphones, Turtle Beach Acquires Wacky


The Triumph of Fascist Aesthetics

The photograph is arresting: a bearded man stands at the top of a staircase located in the Senate wing of the Capitol bearing uniquely American symbols, marking both time and ideology. He holds in his right hand a red flag with the phrase “Trump is my president” written across it in bold white lettering. He wears a…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Senate, Riots, Trump, Capitol, Fascism


Google's Smart Speakers and Displays Now Have a Guest Mode

Google’s smart speakers and displays, like Nest Audio and Nest Hub Max, have a new feature as of today: Guest Mode, which makes the devices act more like a public Google Assistant terminal rather than a personal assistant, says The Verge.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Nest, Smarthome, Smart Speakers, Nest Hub Max, Guest Mode, Nest Audio


The MagSafe PopSocket May Have Convinced Me That MagSafe Is Good (Maybe)

Apple introduced a new version of its classic MagSafe charging technology, previously used in MacBooks, with the iPhone 12. It works a little differently in the iPhone than it does in a laptop: a circular array of magnets embedded in back of the phone enables it to snap to a compatible accessory. It could be a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Iphone12


The Watchy Is an Open-Source Smartwatch for Those Who Miss the Pebble

There are gadgets you like, and then there are gadgets you love. For many, the Pebble smartwatch fell into that latter category. It was simple, affordable, and the first smartwatch that made everyone realize smartwatches weren’t just a gimmick. The company deserved better than having its corpse picked apart by Fitbit,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Tech, Smartwatches, Pebble, Consumer Tech, Tindie, Watchy


TikTok Overhauls The Way Teens Can Share Content

On Wednesday, TikTok announced a series of extensive changes to the way teens—particularly younger teens—can interact with other users on the platform.
Tags: Science, Privacy, Ftc, Coppa, The Teens, Tiktok


The Expanse's Latest Episode Sets Season 5's Endgame in Motion

The Expanse’s fifth season is inching closer to its finale, and this week the show narrowed its focus, spending most of its time on one especially heartbreaking storyline. Episode seven’s title, “Oyedeng,” is the Belter word for “good-bye”—and the series has rarely taken us through such a painful, powerful farewell.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Streaming, The Expanse, James Sa Corey, TV Recap, Amazon Studios, Steven Strait, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Keon Alexander, Jasai Chase Owens, Expanse Recaps


Fisher-Price's New Toys Will Teach Your Kids About the Glory of '80s Gadgets

Want your infant to grow up and appreciate what a technological marvel a touchscreen tablet really is? Fisher-Price has revealed three additions to its preschool learning line: new educational toys inspired by retro gadgets of the ‘80s and ‘90s that will let parents teach their kids what life was like before streaming…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Tech, Retro, Educational, Consumer Tech, Fisher Price



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