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A critical test of NASA's moon rocket ended abruptly due to an engine problem, possibly ending hopes of launching in 2021

An SLS engine burns propellant (left), then abruptly shuts down (right) during a hot fire test on January 16, 2021. NASA TV NASA encountered an engine problem during a critical test of the core stage of its moon rocket on Saturday. The rocket, called Space Launch System, was scheduled to launch in November 2021, kicking off the Artemis program and setting NASA up to send humans back to the moon for the first time since 1972. This engine issue could delay that launch, and push back the time...
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Facebook Will Pause Ads Promoting Weapons Accessories and Protective Equipment Until After Biden’s Inauguration

Facebook announced on Saturday that it was banning ads that promote weapons accessories and protective equipment until Jan. 22, after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, “out of an abundance of caution.”
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Unlike Airbnb, Vrbo Reportedly Won't Cancel D.C. Bookings During Inauguration Week

Airbnb smartly decided earlier this week to cancel all D.C. bookings during inauguration week out of fear of another violent insurrection on the horizon, but its competitor Vrbo is apparently not following suit.Read more...
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This Resident Alien Promo Is Just Alan Tudyk Riffing on How Weird Food Is

And, honestly, it’s pretty compelling. Read more...
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Brazil sees fifth day in a row with over 1,000 deaths while France's toll passes 70,000

Easing England’s lockdown before March would be a disaster, Sage member saysIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeUK aviation sector needs urgent support, industry leaders sayGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleFor all our coronavirus coverage 12.30am GMT In the US Joe Biden’s team has flagged a raft of executive orders to be issued by the new president immediately once he’s in office, including several relating to the US Covid-19 epidemic. In a memo to se...
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Amazon Wants Other Companies to Make Their Own Voice Assistants, Using Alexa’s Tech, Of Course

Building a smart voice assistant like Alexa is hard, according to Amazon, and we can probably take its word for it. However, that doesn’t mean that voice assistants are out of reach for companies like car manufacturers, for example. Amazon wants car manufacturers to make their own voice assistants, using Alexa’s …Read more...
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Bumble Reactivates Political Filter That Women Used to Catfish and Report Capitol Rioters

Man, finding love sure is hard when you’re a domestic terrorist wanted for treason.Read more...
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Godzilla vs. Kong Is Hitting Streaming a Bit Earlier Than Expected

These big friends are ready to fight. They can’t wait. Read more...
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Watch video of NASA test-firing the world's most powerful rocket stage

Crews at Stennis Space Center lift the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System into place at test stand B-2 on January 22, 2020. NASA NASA plans to test-fire the core stage of its Space Launch System on Saturday around 4 p.m. EST. The core stage will burn through more than 700,000 gallons of liquid propellant over eight minutes while strapped to a test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA TV plans to broadcast live coverage of the firing — the final test in the ag...
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HBO Has Tapped a Russian Indie Director for The Last of Us's Pilot

Another director joins the crew. Considering the subject matter, it seems like he’ll fit right in. Read more...
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Joe Biden names scientific advisers and seeks to bring Eric Lander into cabinet

Human Genome Project co-leader to be chief science voiceBiden must find words for a wounded nationJoe Biden has named the geneticist Eric Lander as his top scientific adviser and will elevate the position to the cabinet for the first time, a move meant to indicate a decisive break from Donald Trump’s treatment of science. Related: History-maker Kamala Harris will wield real power as vice-president Continue reading...
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Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green critics

Supporters insist that storage technology is not a costly mistake but the best way for UK to cut emissions from heavy industryEngineers and geologists have strongly criticised green groups who last week claimed that carbon capture and storage schemes – for reducing fossil fuel emissions – are costly mistakes.The scientists insisted that such schemes are vital weapons in the battle against global heating and warn that failure to set up ways to trap carbon dioxide and store it underground would ma...
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Watch live video of NASA test-firing the world's most powerful rocket stage for 8 minutes

Crews at Stennis Space Center lift the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System into place at test stand B-2 on January 22, 2020. NASA NASA plans to test-fire the core stage of its Space Launch System on Saturday around 5 p.m. EST. The core stage will burn through more than 700,000 gallons of liquid propellant over eight minutes while strapped to a test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA TV plans to broadcast live coverage of the firing — the final test in the ag...
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Why America's vaccine rollout was a total disaster - and what it means for the next few months

Business Insider Jonathan Drake/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Insider The US developed coronavirus vaccines in record time last year. But the process of getting those shots into people's arms is going horrendously slow, just as more Americans are dying from the virus than ever before. The blame lies with a president who either forgot — or didn't care enough — to finish off the country's vaccination plan, setting the US on the back foot. There are promising signs that this vaccine drive ...
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The US screwed up its vaccine roll out in part because it was too choosy about who should get shots first

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The US has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations per capita rates in the world. Israel has the best. Israel chose to prioritize its elderly. The US, by contrast, rolled out its doses using a complicated priority tier system based, in part, on people's employment. In order to fix the ...
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Saturday's Best Deals: Apeman Dash Cam, Digital Air Fryer, Over the Sink Dish Drying Racks, USB-Powered Coffee Cup Warmer, XPG Spectrix DDR4 RAM, and More

Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | MediaRead more...
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Coronavirus live news: UK records 1,295 more deaths and a further 41,346 cases; Japan's Covid second wave linked to rise in suicides

UK aviation sector needs urgent support, industry leaders sayIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeNew Brazil Covid variant probably already in UK, says Sage memberGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleFor all our coronavirus coverage 4.29pm GMT Italy reported 475 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, against 477 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 16,310 from 16,146. Italy has registered 81,800 Covid-1...
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Turn it down: how to silence your inner voice

Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind’s backchatAs Ethan Kross, an American experimental psychologist and neuroscientist, will cheerfully testify, the person who doesn’t sometimes find themselves listening to an unhelpful voice in their head probably doesn’t exist. Ten years ago, Kross found himself sitting up late at night with a baseball bat in his hand, waiting for an imaginary assailant he was convinced was about...
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Coronavirus vaccines are safe for people of color, despite online myths and mistrust of the healthcare system

Sandra Lindsay receives the COVID-19 vaccine in New Hyde Park, New York. Mark Lennihan/Pool via REUTERS People of color, and Black Americans in particular, may be hesitant to get vaccinated in the US due to a history of racist medical experiments or overall mistrust of the healthcare system. In Latinx communities, language barriers can also force people to receive health information through social media, where myths abound. But clinical trials overwhelmingly show that coronavirus vaccines...
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Coronavirus live news: Keir Starmer suggests he would back tougher measures; Japan's Covid second wave linked to rise in suicides

India begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleUK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enterGerman vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesFor all our coronavirus coverage 1.06pm GMT Air travel between Moscow and the capitals of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar, suspended since the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, will resume frmo 27 January, Russian authorities have said. A sta...
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Get your COVID-19 vaccine at a New Jersey mall or Disneyland. Here are 15 places across the country that have transformed into mass vaccination sites.

A half-dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine initially could mean we have double the number doses available when it's approved by regulators. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Disneyland Resort, a New Jersey mall, convention centers, and sports stadiums are opening their doors to the public as mass vaccination sites. Here are some of the locations across the country that are shifting their focus and opening up for the public-health effort.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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Coronavirus live news: Keir Starmer suggests he would back tougher measures; India begins world's largest vaccination drive

India begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleUK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enterGerman vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesFor all our coronavirus coverage 12.13pm GMT AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Pakistan, the health minister said on Saturday, making it the first coronavirus jab to be allowed for use in the South Asian country.Pakist...
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Coronavirus live news: UK aviation industry warns of impact of travel corridor curbs; India begins world's largest vaccination drive

Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleUK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enterGerman vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesFor all our coronavirus coverage 9.12am GMT India has begun one of the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccination programmes, the first major developing country to roll out the vaccine and marking the beginning of an effort to immunise more than 1.3 billion people, writes Hannah Ellis-Petersen, the Guardian’s so...
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UK seals its border and requires negative COVID-19 tests for arrivals in a bid to keep out 'vaccine-busting' variants

Passengers wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, walk through the arrivals hall after landing at London Heathrow Airport in west London, on January 15, 2021 DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all travel corridors would close. This means that all those arriving in the United Kingdom will be required to quarantine. Arrivals in the UK will also be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The tougher restr...
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Turkey is accused of extraditing Uighur Muslims to China in exchange for COVID-19 vaccines

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images The Turkish government has been accused of agreeing to deport Uighur Muslims to China to access COVID-19 vaccines. In recent years, China has forcefully cracked down on Uighurs around the world, using their religion to cite a national security threat. Turkey is home to the largest number of diasporic Uighurs in the world. In late December 2020, Beijing ratified a 2017 deal with Ankara to...
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More than a year after the first COVID-19 case was discovered, more than 2 million people have died from the highly transmissible virus

Health workers in personal protective suits ferry the body of a man who died of COVID-19 on a handcart for cremation in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2020. AP Photo/Manish Swarup More than 2 million people worldwide have died from COVID-19 as of Friday.  The world hit one million COVID-19 deaths just three months ago.  The death toll is the equivalent to the entire country of Slovenia. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than a year after the first novel coronavirus case w...
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Coronavirus live news: Salisbury Cathedral hosts vaccinations, Australian Open players locked down

Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people; UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter; German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters‘At the coalface’: what the Australian expert in WHO’s Covid mission in China hopes to find 8.19am ...
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Global report: coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million

‘Heart-wrenching milestone’ says UN chief; China reports 130 new cases in flare-up; India starts mass vaccination campaignCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverageMore than two million people have lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, with the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, lamenting the impact of the “vicious virus”.“Our world has reached a heart-wrenching milestone,” Guterres announced on Friday in a video marking the moment. Continue rea...
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Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life. The effect was more pronounced when coupled with dietary restrictions. This suggests healthier eating plus improved glucose uptake in the brain might lead to enhan...
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FAA Authorizes First Commercial Smart Drone Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration greenlit American Robotics this week to become the first company to operate smart drones without needing on-site pilots or spotters, the company announced Friday.Read more...
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