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Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s 2nd Starship test flight ends with another kaboom

SpaceX launches Starship SN9 for a test flight from its facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, February 2, 2021. Starship SN9 perform the belly flop maneuver but had a landing and exposed on the landing pad. Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer. SpaceX launches Starship SN9 for a test flight from its facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, February 2, 2021. Starship SN9 perform the belly flop maneuver but had a landing and exposed on the landing pad. Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photograp...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, US, Sport, Soccer, Mars, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Fla, Hawthorne, MARCIA DUNN


Russia approved a coronavirus vaccine before confirming it was safe and effective. Experts say the nation's risky bet paid off.

Left: Russian president Vladimir Putin. Right: Doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. Left: Aleksey Nikolskyi/AP; Right: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters Russia's coronavirus vaccine, called Sputnik V, is 91.6% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, according to a peer-reviewed analysis published Tuesday. The country approved its vaccine in August, before conducting late-stage clinical trials. Experts worried the controversial approach might overlook potentially dangerous side effects — but the new...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Ministry Of Defence, Sputnik, Moscow, Pfizer, Vaccine, Tunisia, University College London, Moscow Russia, UK Russia


Up in flames: SpaceX Starship test flight ends in fiery crash, again

Futuristic rocket explodes on landing after test in TexasElon Musk developing Starship to carry people to MarsSpaceX’s second full test flight of its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship ended in another fiery crash landing on Tuesday.Elon Musk’s company launched its latest Starship prototype from the south-eastern tip of Texas, two months after the previous test ended in an equally explosive belly flop. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Technology, World news, US news, TexasElon Musk


2021's First Big Ransomware Gang Launches Sleek and Bigoted "Leak" Site

Every year sees a number of new ransomware gangs emerge and take a swing at becoming the most prolific operators in the digital underworld. Well, 2021 officially has its first new high-profile ransomware operation and they are definitely assholes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computer Security, Ryuk, Technology_internet


17th-Century England Had Some Seriously Horrible Weather

Recent years have brought record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters supercharged by climate change. But even to our jaded modern eyes, the weather that befell Bristol in Western England at the turn of 17th century is pretty shocking.Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Winter, Articles, Snow, Nature, Bristol, Frost, Water Ice, Human Interest, Precipitation, Western England, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Cold Wave, Little Ice Age


We're Just Out Here 3D-Printing Meat Now, I Guess

If you can 3D-print a gun... if you can 3D-print a home... then brother, you might as well pull up a chair and 3D-print yourself some meat while you’re at it, because these masses aren’t going to feed themselves.Read more...
Tags: Meat, Science, Environment, Articles, 3d Printing, Food And Drink, Steak, Animal Rights, Foods, Cultured Meat, Red Meat, Emerging Technologies, Novameat, Cellular Agriculture


Jeff Bezos Steps Down as Amazon's CEO

On Tuesday, Jeff Bezos told employees—and the world—that he’s planning on stepping down from his CEO role at Amazon, 27 years after first founding the company. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Computing, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Blue Origin, Bezos, Businesspeople, One Click, Business_finance, Law_crime, Industry Economics


If Comcast Can Increase the Speed of Its Internet Plans, It Can Get Rid of Data Caps

Comcast is increasing the speed of its Internet Essentials package from 25/3 Mbps to 50/5 Mbps starting March 1, 2020 at no additional cost. The change is part of what the ISP says is a long-term commitment to digital equity, and that offering low-income households speeds above the FCC-defined minimum will help to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Labor, Companies, Broadband, Comcast, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Social Issues, Xfinity, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Data Transmission, Data Cap, Technology_internet


The 10 Best Deals of February 2, 2021

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Tags: Iphone, Amazon, Science, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Laptop, Apple Inc, Human Interest, Computer Architecture


Tesla Recalls 135,000 Model S and Model X Vehicles Over Faulty Flash Memory

Electric car giant Tesla has issued a recall for some 135,000 vehicles, according to the Wall Street Journal, due to failing touchscreen panels.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Recall, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Tesla Model S, Motor Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks, Tesla Inc, Sports Sedans, Car Classifications, Full Size Vehicles




How To Pre-Order Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and Time Travel Back To Your Gaming Glory Days

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (PS4) | $60 | Amazon, Best BuyMass Effect: Legendary Edition (Xbox) | $60 | Amazon, Best BuyMass Effect Legendary Cache | $150 | Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Best, Human Interest, Mass Effect, Windows Games, Video Gaming, Mass Effect 3, Home video game consoles, Creative Works, Electronic Arts Games, Role Playing Video Games, Video Game Sequels


Google Fined $3.8 Million in Settlement Over Alleged Hiring and Pay Discrimination

After a drawn-out battle, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has finally settled with Google, which will now pay out or set aside $3.8 million to remedy allegations it discriminated against over 5,000 woman and Asian engineers. Over $2.5 million of that will go directly to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Labor, Articles, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, World Wide Web, Alphabet Inc, Equal Pay For Equal Work, Business_finance, Law_crime


Archaeologists have discovered an Egyptian mummy buried with a golden tongue

A 2,000-year-old mummy with a golden tongue found in Alexandria, Egypt. Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Archaeologists discovered 16 burial shafts at the Taposiris Magna Temple near Alexandria, Egypt. Those shafts contained 2,000-year-old mummies. One mummy had a gold tongue; some were buried wearing death masks.  Embalmers gave mummies golden tongues so the dead could speak to the gods in the afterlife. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Two millennia ago, an...
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Watch live: SpaceX is about to try launching a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Live, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island


How to Ensure the Federal Government Doesn't Try to Muzzle Science Again

The climate denier is out of the White House, and the scientific community is beginning to take stock of—and clean up—the mess left behind. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Law, White House, Environment, Articles, Union of Concerned Scientists, Donald Trump, Natural Environment, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change Denial, Rulemaking, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Business_finance


Disney+ Now Lets You Bundle Ad-Free Hulu

Disney’s streaming service now supports bundling with ESPN+ and the ad-free version of sister service Hulu.Read more...
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How Fandom Destroyed and Protected Me

If you love something to the point of unhealthy obsession, it feels like there’s only one place you can really go. The internet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Romance, Fiction, Articles, Social Issues, Shipping, Fan, Internet Culture, Finn, Jedi, Fandom, Human Interest, Fan Fiction, Rose Tico, Technology_internet


Watch SpaceX try launching a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island, SpaceX SpaceX


Terry Goodkind's Posthumous Release Features a Most Unusual Demand for Surrender

Fantasy author Terry Goodkind passed away in September, but he left behind a long legacy of books, including the Sword of Truth series. Today io9 is excited to share an excerpt from The Children of D’Hara, a posthumous release collecting five of his serial novels that continue the story of the Sword of Truth.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, White, Fantasy Books, Speculative Fiction, Richard Alpert, Terry Goodkind, Sith, Rahl, The Sword Of Truth, Fantasy Novels, Confessor, Warheart, Wizards First Rule


Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts Second High-Altitude 'Hop' of Starship Prototype

SpaceX is ready to conduct a high-altitude flight test of Starship prototype SN9, and our fingers are crossed that it’ll finally happen today. You can watch the action live right here.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Outer Space, Spacex Raptor, SpaceX Starship, Spacex Launch Vehicles, Reusable Launch System, Technology_internet, Spacex Rocket Engines, Cargo Spacecraft, Vtvl


Report: Apple's Electric Car May Be Based on Hyundai's E-GMP Platform

If the Apple car is real—and it sounds like it will be—then we have years of rumors ahead of us. According to a new report from a longtime Apple analyst, it sounds like Apple has picked Hyundai’s E-GMP platform as the base for its upcoming electric car. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Electric Vehicle, Science, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Hyundai, Electric Car, Apple Inc, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Motor Company, Motor Vehicles, Ioniq 5, Technology_internet, Hyundai E Gmp, Apple Electric Car Project


This Water-Saving Machine Gave Me the Best Hair of Quarantine

It does not matter how many shampoos I try, how many conditioners I buy, and how many tutorials I watch on YouTube—my hair is a crunchy, frizzy mess. Read more...
Tags: Science, Culture, Hairstyles, Shampoo, Aesthetics, Frizz, Toiletry, Hairdressing, Human Hair, Technology_internet


Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts Second High-Altitude 'Hop' of Starship Prototype [Update: Kaboom!]

SpaceX is ready to conduct a high-altitude flight test of Starship prototype SN9, and our fingers are crossed that it’ll finally happen today. You can watch the action live right here.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Outer Space, Spacex Raptor, SpaceX Starship, Spacex Launch Vehicles, Reusable Launch System, Technology_internet, Spacex Rocket Engines, Cargo Spacecraft, Vtvl


Google's Making Its Search Results A Bit Easier To Understand

If you’re also the type of person that’s wary about clicking on dubious links in your search results, then here’s a bit of good news: Google’s revamping its native search engine to give us more information about the results we see before we take those risky clicks.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Google Search, Computing, Search Engine, Search Engine Optimization, World Wide Web, Alphabet Inc, Internet Search Engines


Was ‘Oumuamua a rock or an alien scout? Harvard astronomer talks controversial hypothesis in new book

'Oumuamua is the first known object we've observed coming to our solar system from somewhere beyond it.Most experts think it was just a very odd rock, but not everyone is so sure.Harvard astronomer Ari Loeb says the evidence is more consistent with it having been a light-sail spacecraft. If we became especially interested in another solar system and wanted to send an exploratory craft, how would we do it? Even the nearest solar system—Proxima Centauri is its sun—is about 40,208,000,000,000 ki...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Harvard University, Innovation, Universe, Kepler, Hawaiian, Loeb, Proxima Centauri, Cosmos, Planetary Society, European Southern Observatory


The leader of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine program says the shot won't be available in the US or UK any time soon

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a co-developer of the Sputnik V vaccine RDIF The Russian coronavirus vaccine probably won't be available in the US or UK any time soon. The shot was 91.6% effective at preventing COVID-19, according to data published Tuesday. Going through the US regulatory process is "not frankly a priority for us,"  Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund told Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Russia...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, News, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Trends, European Union, Healthcare, Sputnik, Astrazeneca, University of Oxford


Scientists Explain Why Food Still Sticks to Your Stupid Non-Stick Pan

An investigation into the way oils behave on hot, flat surfaces has uncovered the process responsible for foods sticking to non-stick frying pans.Read more...
Tags: Cooking, Science, Articles, Hobbies, Food And Drink, Frying Pan, Frying, Cast Iron Cookware, Fluid Mechanics, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Cookware And Bakeware, Non Stick Surface, Cycladic Art, Food Preparation Techniques


Nic Cage's Prisoners of the Ghostland Is a Sensory Overload That Doesn't Make Much Sense

Prisoners of the Ghostland, the English language debut of Japanese director Sion Sono, works in two ways. First, it works as an elevator pitch. The film’s simple, captivating concept quickly grabs your attention. It also works as a fever dream. An impressive collection of cool visuals and sequences that don’t really…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, It, Sundance film festival, Star Trek Beyond, Sofia Boutella, Sion Sono, Human Interest, Prisoners Of The Ghostland, Creative Works, English Language Films, Technology_internet


Uber Buys Uber for Booze

Uber is getting into the alcohol-delivery business by buying an alcohol delivery business.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Companies, Websites, Food Delivery, Postmates, Drizly, Online Food Ordering, GrubHub, Dara Khosrowshahi, Logistics Companies



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