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Reddit’s Anarchic Investors to Hedge Funds: ‘I Hope They Suffer’

We’re now three trading days into some frothy drama between Reddit and Wall Street over the rocketing price of GameStop stocks. Largely believed to be the result of the subreddit WallStreetBets, pseudonymous Redditors are claiming absolutely bonkers returns on their Robinhood accounts from a company that has been in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Finance, Reddit, Short, Stock, Robinhood, Option, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Jim Cramer, Human Interest, Hedge, Rwallstreetbets, Futures Contract


Firefox 85 Ditches Flash and Boosts Privacy Protections

Do you hear that? It’s the last dying breaths of Adobe Flash, which might finally be rendered obsolete by Mozilla’s release of Firefox 85 on Tuesday. Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Firefox, Science, Web Browsers, Safari, Software, Mozilla, Computing, Adobe Flash, Adobe software, Portable Software, Technology_internet, Http Cookie, Http Strict Transport Security


NYC Garbage Canal Reclaims Its Essence

The Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that one of the garbage barges helping clear the federal Superfund site in Brooklyn’s infamous Gowanus Canal of toxic waste has itself sunk.Read more...
Tags: Science, Brooklyn, Environmental Protection Agency, Park Slope, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, Cobble Hill Brooklyn, Gowanus Canal, Superfund, Gowanus Brooklyn, Disaster_accident, Neighborhoods In New York City, Geography Of New York City, Port Of New York And New Jersey, Garbage Barge




Garbage Barge’s Garbage Barges Back Down to Garbage Town

The Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that one of the garbage barges helping clear the federal Superfund site in Brooklyn’s infamous Gowanus Canal of toxic waste has itself sunk.Read more...
Tags: Science, Brooklyn, Environmental Protection Agency, Park Slope, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, Cobble Hill Brooklyn, Gowanus Canal, Superfund, Gowanus Brooklyn, Disaster_accident, Neighborhoods In New York City, Geography Of New York City, Port Of New York And New Jersey, Garbage Barge, Garbage Town


How quantum computers could hack our brains with fake memories like Total Recall

Quantum computers, according to experts, will one day be capable of performing incredible calculations and nearly unfathomable feats of logic. In the near future, we know they’ll help us discover new drugs to fight disease and new materials to build with. But the far future potential for these enigmatic machines is as vast as the universe itself. The realm of classic science fiction is littered with ideas that today’s experts believe lie within the realm of reality – if not today’s reality, then...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Most poor countries will not achieve mass Covid-19 immunisation until 2024

Forecast predicts handful of developed countries fully vaccinated by late 2021 while others race to catch upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMost poor countries will not achieve mass Covid-19 immunisation until at least 2024 and some may never get there, according to a new forecast, which maps a starkly divided world over the next few years in which a handful of developed countries are fully vaccinated while others race to catch up.Countries such as the UK, US, Israel ...
Tags: Health, Science, Eu, World news, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Economist Intelligence Unit, Coronavirus, UK US Israel


CDC officials recommend opening schools with masks - but closing indoor dining and gyms

A student waits to receive a Chromebook at Rippowam Middle School on September 14, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images CDC researchers said there was "little evidence" that schools meaningfully fuel coronavirus transmission in an editorial on Tuesday. The researchers suggested reopening schools with masks and social distancing requirements. The decision, they wrote, may require some sacrifices — like closing indoor dining or gyms. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, Joe Biden, South Africa, Chromebook, New York Times, Biden, North Carolina, Stanford University, Oslo


Vaccines may not work as well against the coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, so Moderna and Pfizer are upgrading their shots

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential COVID-19 vaccine at the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa on June 28, 2020. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against a more infectious version of the coronavirus first found in South Africa. New research shows the mutated strain can evade the antibodies developed in response to vaccination or infection with the original version of the coronavirus. Moderna said its vacc...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Kentucky, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, South Africa, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccines, Mutations, Anthony Fauci, Emory University


The US will purchase 200 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses and pledges to get states 10 million shots per week

President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 21, 2021. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it plans to purchase another 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses each from Pfizer and Moderna. That would bring the total US vaccine supply to 600 million doses — enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans. The administration also pledged to distribute at least 10 million weekly doses to states, tribes, and...
Tags: Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Harvard Business Review, Sanofi, Fauci, Jeffrey Zients, Moderna, Albert Bourla


Yes, the Anti-Vaxxers Are Coming for the Coronavirus Vaccines

The rollout of covid-19 vaccines in the U.S. is finally starting to pick up steam, but as vaccination becomes more common, the antivax movement is pulling its same old tricks. The latest disturbing trend: blaming the coronavirus vaccine for deaths, illnesses, or injuries without any solid evidence.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Pfizer, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, BioNtech, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Technology_internet, Pfizer Biontech Covid 19 Vaccine


Lawmakers Are Worried ISPs Can't Deliver on Their Rural Broadband Promises

Last week, 160 members of Congress sent a letter to the FCC raising concerns about some Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) winners’ ability to provide rural America with the broadband access they promised. The letter did not call out individual internet service providers or organizations by name, but it did call on…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Politics, Science, Fcc, Congress, Articles, America, Broadband, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Social Issues, Federal Communications Commission, Rights, Internet Service Provider, Universal Service Fund, Rural Digital




California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

SACRAMENTO — California’s health department on Monday released to the public previously secret projections for future hospital intensive care unit capacity throughout the state, the key metric for lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order. However, state officials did not explain how regional per capita virus cases and transmission rates that also were released might influence how much ICU space will be available in four weeks. Last week, state health officials told The Associated Press they we...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Associated Press, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, State


Plex's New Atari Retro Arcade Subscription Looks Awesome

Plex just added a new subscription tier to its live TV and media streaming services: Plex Arcade, a cloud gaming service like Amazon Luna and Google Stadia, but focused entirely on retro arcade games.Read more...
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Allegations of Forced Monkey Labor Prompt Target to Pull Coconut Milk

On Monday, Target became the latest retailer to stop selling Chaokoh coconut milk, according to a statement from PETA. In recent months, the animal rights organization has led a boycott campaign against Chaokoh claiming that it uses forced monkey labor to manufacture its product. Read more...
Tags: Drinks, Science, Monkey, Plants, Food And Drink, Peta, Coconut, Chaokoh, Entertainment_culture, Business_finance, Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact


AstraZeneca vaccine may not go to older people, EU medicines chief suggests

European Medicines Agency approval could stipulate age range, says Emer CookeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine may be authorised only for younger people in Europe, because there is insufficient data on how well it works in the over-65s, the head of the regulatory body has suggested.The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is expected to authorise the AstraZeneca vaccine at the end of this week, a month after it was approved in the UK. Continue ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, European Union, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, European Medicines Agency, European Medicines Agency EMA, Coronavirus, Emer CookeCoronavirus


AstraZeneca vaccine may not be given to older people, says EU medicines chief

European Medicines Agency approval could stipulate age range, suggests Emer CookeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine may be authorised only for younger people in Europe, because there is insufficient data on how well it works in the over-65s, the head of the regulatory body has suggested.The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is expected to authorise the AstraZeneca vaccine at the end of this week, a month after it was approved in the UK. Conti...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, European Union, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, European Medicines Agency, European Medicines Agency EMA, Coronavirus, Emer CookeCoronavirus




On WandaVision, Even a Synthezoid Can Be a Dad™

So far, Marvel’s WandaVision has very much been Wanda Maximoff’s show and a testament to how the studio was sorely underutilizing her in its movies. But it’s also been a very quirky character study of Paul Bettany’s Vision, the increasingly human-like synthezoid who began his existence as a shared twinkle in Tony…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Avengers, Wanda, Vision, Paul Bettany, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda Group, Ultron, Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff, Fictional Characters, WandaVision


Twitter Wants to Be Substack Now

Say hello to Twubstack. Twitter announced on Tuesday it is buying one of newsletter service Substack’s competitors, the smaller Revue, in a deal with undisclosed terms. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Labor, Glenn Greenwald, Writers, Medium, World Wide Web, Matthew Yglesias, Andrew Sullivan, Substack, Human Interest, Anne Helen Petersen, American Writers, Entertainment_culture, Business_finance, Law_crime


One Dimensional Pong Is Still Surprisingly Challenging

Forty-eight years after its debut, despite its antiquated two-dimensional graphics and gameplay, Pong remains a fun and challenging video game. But what happens when you strip it down to just a single dimension? Mirko Pavleski still managed to come up with a way to make 1D Pong a challenge when battling someone head…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Beer Pong, Computing, Pong, Arcade Games, Paddle, Windows Games, Atari Games, Video Gaming, In Video Gaming, Plasma Pong, Mirko Pavleski


‘Extinct’ Volcano Mouse Is Actually Doing Fantastic

When a colossal plume of ash and lava exploded from Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991, few people probably had their minds on the animal life in the area, much less one species of rodent. The Pinatubo mouse was feared extinct after the eruption, but 30 years later, it turns out that the scrappy critters are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mouse, Philippines, Geology, Volcano, Earth Sciences, Mount Pinatubo, Zambales Mountains, Technology_internet, Disaster_accident, Igneous Petrology, Apomys, Volcanic Ash, Camiguin Forest Mouse


North Korean Hackers Successfully Phished Cyber Researchers Using a Fake Blog

A recent phishing campaign by North Korean nation-state hackers successfully duped a number of security professionals who were involved in vulnerability research and development, according to a new report from Google’s Threat Analysis Group.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Crime, Linkedin, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Social Engineering, Phishing, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Zero Day, Computer Programming, Fancy Bear, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture


Error 404: The Internet Broke

A strange outage is impacting internet users in the Northeast U.S. It’s not entirely clear what is going on, but it sure is annoying. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cloud Computing, Web Hosting, Software, Computing, Verizon Communications, Amazon Web Services, Slack, Zoom, Cloud Infrastructure, Groupware, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Collaborative Software


The Alpha 1 Is Sony's New $6,500 Mirrorless Monster

Not content just to launch a new 5G phone aimed at photo and video pros, today Sony is launching its latest flagship mirrorless camera in the new Alpha 1. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony




French self-esteem hit after Pasteur Institute abandons Covid vaccine

Politicians say project, halted after disappointing trials, a ‘national humiliation’ and a ‘sign of decline’French politicians have reacted with dismay to news that the prestigious Pasteur Institute is abandoning its main coronavirus vaccine after disappointing test results.Researchers at the institute said clinical trials on its vaccine had shown it was less successful in combatting the virus than hoped. It had been trying to adapt an existing vaccine used against measles, in partnership with t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, France, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pasteur Institute, Merck Continue, Coronavirus


Axiom Space Now Has a Crew for the First Commercial Mission to the ISS

As early as next year, these four men could make history by becoming members of the the first commercial crew to visit the International Space Station.Read more...
Tags: Science, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Space Station, Outer Space, Human Spaceflight, Michael Lopez Alegria, Axiom Space, Eytan Stibbe, Aquanauts, Space Based Economy, Spacex Axiom Space 1, Spaceas


Joe Biden Is Throwing the Weight of the Government Behind Electric Vehicles

President Joe Biden is using one of the most powerful tools at his disposal to speed up the electric vehicle transition: the purchasing power of the federal government. On Monday, he announced he’s phasing out the federal government’s use of fossil fuel-powered cars, replacing them with an all-electric fleet, during a…Read more...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Politics, Science, Labor, Joe Biden, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Green Vehicles, Charging Station, Sustainable Transport, Electric Power, Battery Electric Vehicles, Electric Truck, Sustainable Technologies, Business_finance, Electric Vehicle Conversion



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