Virgin’s LauncherOne Rocket Reaches Orbit for the First Time and Drops Off NASA Satellites

The commercial race to space just got a little more crowded. Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, Virgin Galactic’s sister company, has successfully launched a rocket into orbit for the first time. It also managed to successfully deliver payloads for a customer, NASA, dropping off a number of nanosatellites sponsored by…Read more...
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Did One of Those Capitol Idiots Really Just Try to Sell Pelosi's Laptop to Russian Spies?

The pro-Trump insurgents who descended on the Capitol building earlier this month got up to a lot of dumb, violent, and almost certainly illegal antics. But this one takes the cake: A capitol rioter allegedly stole a laptop from House Speaker Nancy’s Pelosi’s office to try to pawn it off to the Russian government,…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, House, Computing, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Laptop, Nancy, Operating Systems, Trump, Capitol, Pelosi

Telegram Says It Shut Down "Hundreds Of Public Calls To Violence" From US Channels Last Week

In the weeks since Trump-sympathizing rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, platforms have scrambled to account for the ways right-wing zealots used their communication networks to strategize, coordinate or otherwise inflame tensions related to the deadly insurrection. Apparently, Telegram has been no exception: On…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, US, Software, Telegram, Operating Systems, Pavel Durov, Trump, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Zello, Cross Platform Software, Alt Tech, Telegram In Iran

This Genius Bot Turns Reddit Drama Into Face-Offs From Ace Attorney

Drama is no stranger to Reddit, as many of you all might know. And while more than a few have snickered or giggled at Reddit arguments that have exploded or taken strange twists and turns, there’s now a new way to check out what’s happening in the comments. Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Reddit, Websites, World Wide Web, Bot, Wikis, Riama, Internet Bot, Controversial Reddit Communities, Bot Turns Reddit Drama Into Face

Biden nominates Dr. Eric Lander as cabinet-level science adviser, in U.S. first

Dr. Lander is a mathematician and geneticist who's best known for his leading role in the Human Genome Project.Biden nominated Dr. Lander to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy and also serve as a cabinet-level science adviser, marking the first time the position has been part of the presidential cabinet.In an open letter, Biden said it's essential for the U.S. to "refresh and reinvigorate our national science and technology strategy to set us on a strong course for the next 75 year...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Senate, Dna, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Genetics, United States, Innovation, Lander, Biden, Human Genome Project, Trump, Brooklyn New York

Fauci predicts that people will be able to go back to singing in church by mid-fall, when an 'overwhelming proportion' of the US has been vaccinated

Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock, pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool Church services that resemble pre-coronavirus worship should resume in mid-fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted Monday.  That projection is dependent on at least 70% to 85% of the population getting vaccinated.  Churches have been the sites of super-spreader events, since the virus spreads easily indoors when people are speaking loudly or singing in c...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Race, US, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Vaccine, Al Sharpton, Biden, North Carolina, Anthony Fauci, Black

Vizio's OLED Is the Perfect TV if You Want Quality on a Budget

If you’ve been hoping to upgrade your old TV for an OLED model but don’t want to spend a fortune for a decently sized display, Vizio’s OLED is the TV for you.Read more...
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The Florida data scientist who accused the state of firing her for refusing to alter COVID-19 data was arrested after she said she'd turn herself in

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida at a news conference in December at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist fired last year by the state's health department, has been arrested in Florida after she turned herself in. Jones, who worked on the state's COVID-19 dashboard, was fired over what she alleges was a refusal to alter data related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. State officials say she was fired for insubordinat...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Washington Dc, Jones, Tallahassee, Tampa Florida, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, FDLE, Ron DeSantis, Tampa General Hospital, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, COVID, Rebekah Jones

Johnny Mnemonic's Cyber-Dolphin Is Still the Apex of Cyberpunk

It’s hard to make the cyberpunk genre feel fresh nowadays. Its tried-and-true tenets of a dystopian future overrun by corporations and technology have, after all, been true for a while. Of course, cybernetic implants aren’t de rigeur in the real world so we can’t have secret chainsaws in our hands, but we already have…Read more...
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All 4 nurses in a Kansas county's health department refused to give out COVID-19 vaccines

Pharmacies are finding themselves with leftover coronavirus vaccines, meaning some people can score a shot early with the planning. Jessica Hill/AP Photo All four nurses in one Kansas county's health department refused to give patients COVID-19 vaccines. The health department administrator shared debunked vaccine misinformation as part of their reasoning. The county will contract with other nurses to distribute the vaccine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. All four nurse...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Kansas, Fda, Pfizer, Misinformation, Topeka, US Food and Drug Administration, Board of Commissioners, Moderna, Jessica Hill, Payer, Mary Meisenzahl, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Biden May Yank Keystone XL Pipeline Permit as Soon as His First Day in Office

One of President-elect Joe Biden’s first acts in office will be to axe the cross-border permit for the multi-billion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline project. That’s according to sources familiar with the matter who told Politico and Reuters that he could do it as soon as his first day.Read more...
Tags: Science, Politico, Joe Biden, Keystone Pipeline, Keystone Xl, Biden, Reuters, Dakota Access Pipeline, TC Energy, Pipelines In Canada, Environmental Movements

10 Marvel Duos We'd Love to See Get the WandaVision Treatment

Anything is possible in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That statement is still true even if the “cinematic” universe isn’t just “cinematic” anymore. With this week’s release of WandaVision, the MCU is now streaming too. And streaming Marvel, so far, is way weirder than movie Marvel. WandaVision takes a fantastic, …Read more...
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The New Batwoman Punches a Man's Face Off in Her Debut and It's Incredible

After months of covid-19 related delays, a new season of the CW’s Batwoman is here with a brand new vigilante at the helm. I’m happy to confirm that Javicia Leslie is absolutely fantastic as Ryan Wilder, the new Batwoman. If you skipped this show because of Ruby Rose, or just because you have too much TV on your…Read more...
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‘Designer baby’ book trilogy explores the moral dilemmas humans may soon create

A new sci-fi book series called "Genetic Pressure" explores the scientific and moral implications of a world with a burgeoning designer baby industry.It's currently illegal to implant genetically edited human embryos in most nations, but designer babies may someday become widespread.While gene-editing technology could help humans eliminate genetic diseases, some in the scientific community fear it may also usher in a new era of eugenics. Imagine it's 2045. You start hearing rumors from your wel...
Tags: Books, Science, Technology, Supreme Court, Children, Future, Genetics, Innovation, Literature, University of Oxford, Crispr, Bioethics, Rachel, Julian Savulescu, Eugene Clark, Oliver Wendall Holmes

A Prime Suspect for Dark Matter Might Be Escaping From Neutron Stars

After axions were first theorized by physicists in the suburbs of Chicago 45 years ago, they quickly became a robust candidate for explaining dark matter. All this time, though, the ultra-small particles have remained hypothetical. Now, a team of astrophysicists have proposed that axions may be responsible for an…Read more...
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How Does It Feel to Get Ketamine Therapy?

Among the recreational drugs currently entering the psychiatric mainstream (MDMA, LSD, etc.), ketamine is something of an outlier. Most people have a rough idea of what “acid” or “molly” are supposed to do, even if they’ve never tried them. Ketamine, meanwhile, remains—outside of a committed sect—an enigma. It’s not a…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Mental Health, Brain, Ketamine, Ketamine Therapy

How to Choose the Best Fitness App Subscription

If you want to get fit at home, there are multiple fitness streaming services to choose from, and you don’t even have to splurge on pricey connected gym equipment. Apple, Fitbit, Peloton and others offer on-demand exercises you can stream to your TV or phone, and while there are similarities between these platforms,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Health And Fitness, iFit, Fitness Apps, Peloton, Zwift, Fitbit Premium, Apple Fitness Plus, Wondercise, Apple Fitbit Peloton

This Is Still One of the Best Gaming Monitors You Can Buy

A gaming rig is only as powerful as its weakest component. Think about it: Does it really make sense to spend thousands on a cutting-edge graphics card, a CPU powerful enough to not bottleneck it, and some wild amount of storage, like 2TB of SSDs and 128GB of RAM, only to turn around and plug into a 21.5-inch monitor…Read more...
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Get Two Years of PlayStation Plus for $56 With This Eneba Coupon Code

24 Months of PSPlus | $56 | Eneba | Promo code 56ISLESSTHAN120Read more...
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My next TOI blog post: The covid vaccine is good but the people must decide

This is a two part article: Part 1 | Part 2
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'We need answers’: why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?

A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new diseaseIn early 2008, Jeannette van de Ven began to see a slightly higher rate of miscarriages among the goats on her dairy farm in the south of the Netherlands. “We sent the samples to the veterinary authority. Nine out of 10 results showed no explanation. Only maybe toxoplasmosis from cats. We had no cats,” she says.Van de Ven, who keeps a herd of around 1,700 dairy goats in Noord-...
Tags: Europe, Science, Environment, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Noord Brabant, Van de Ven, Jeannette van de Ven

Eliminating microplastics in wastewater directly at the source

A research team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has developed a process for the electrolytic treatment of wastewater that degrades microplastics at the source. The results of this research have been published in the Environmental Pollution journal.
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Vermont's BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows

Examining more than 800,000 police stops in Vermont between 2014 to 2019, researchers confirm that Vermont authorities stop, ticket, arrest and search Black drivers at a rate far beyond their share of the state's total driving population.
Tags: Science, Vermont, BIPOC

Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school

Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school.
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Where COVID-19 hit hardest, sudden deaths outside the hospital increased

A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City's highly diverse neighborhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to the extent of virus infection in a neighborhood. The analysis appears in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society, published by...
Tags: Science, New York City, Pediatric Congenital Electrophysiology Society

Mount Sinai researchers build models using machine learning technique to enhance predictions of COVID-19 outcomes

Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies using federated learning to examine electronic health records to better predict how COVID-19 patients will progress.
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A new coronavirus variant has been tied to at least 90 infections in a deadly outbreak at a medical center in San Jose, California

Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit's Dignity Health-California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, attends to a COVID-19 patient in the hospital where she works in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2020. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters A new coronavirus variant is linked to a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center. The outbreak has resulted in at least 90 infections and one death.  The variant called L452R was discovered in other co...
Tags: UK, Science, Nbc, California, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Hospital, Healthcare, San Jose, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles California, Santa Clara County, San Jose California

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