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Hospitals in Texas Are Being Evacuated Due to Lack of Hot Water and Heat

The massive energy crisis that’s been overwhelming Texas ever since the state was hit with a record cold snap is now threatening some of its most vulnerable residents, and at least two hospitals in the Austin metro area were being evacuated on Wednesday night due to a lack of hot water and heat.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Austin, United States, States Of The United States




YouTube, Reddit User 'Roaring Kitty' Gets Sued for Securities Fraud Over GameStop Short Squeeze

Keith Gill, also known as “Roaring Kitty” on Twitter/YouTube and “DeepFuckingValue” on Reddit, is facing a proposed class action lawsuit for his role in the massive GameStop short squeeze orchestrated by Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets board, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Finance, Bloomberg, Reddit, Stock Market, Robinhood, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, Short Squeeze, Business Finance, Vladimir Tenev, Keith Gill, Rwallstreetbets, Gamestop Short Squeeze, DeepFuckingValue


Great: Amazon Will Probably Have Its Own Airline Someday

E-commerce giant and surveillance technology purveyor Amazon is already in your walls, your doorbell and your secret union drive Facebook group, but the question on everybody’s lips is: When will they be more in the sky? The answer, apparently, is soon. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Publishing, Science, Retailers, Rivers, 3d Publishing


New York Attorney General Sues Amazon Over 'Flagrant Disregard' For Covid Safety

Early on in the pandemic New York Attorney General Letitia James promised an investigation into Amazon’s safety practices and, by god, she delivered. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, New York, Science, Attorney General, Retailers, Letitia James, Retailing, 3d Publishing, Criticism Of Amazon


How to Watch Live: NASA Drops Perseverance Rover on Mars

After a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, the Perseverance rover is finally ready to touch down on Mars. We’ve got you covered for the historic landing, as you can follow the dreaded “seven minutes of terror” live right here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Opportunity, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Perseverance, Jezero, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Mars Exploration Program, Aeolis Quadrangle


Facebook Bans News in Australia and I Feel Fine

As lawmakers in Australia continue to insist on moving forward with legislation to force Facebook to pay publishers for the right to link to their stories, the social network has decided to block users in the country from sharing or viewing news articles on its platform.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Australia, Social Media, Software, Computing, Advertising Revenue, World Wide Web, Social Software, Criticism Of Facebook, Blog Hosting Services, Technology Internet, Facebook Bans News




U.S. Charges North Korean Hackers in Connection with Theft of Over $1 Billion in Crypto, Cash

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three members of “Lazarus,” a DPKR-sponsored hacker cell that, since its inception, has reportedly stolen over a billion dollars—much of which was in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and attained through various cyber campaigns. The DOJ has called the group “a criminal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Security Breaches, Computing, Doj, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, U S Department of Justice, Sony Pictures Hack, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Security Hacker, Law Crime, Wannacry Ransomware Attack


U.S. Charges Members of North Korean Hacker Group of Allegedly Stealing Over $1 Billion in Bitcoin

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three members of “Lazarus,” a DPKR-sponsored hacker cell that, since its inception, has reportedly stolen over a billion dollars in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies through various cyber campaigns. The DOJ has called the group “a criminal syndicate with a flag” for its role…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Security Breaches, Computing, Doj, Cryptocurrency, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, U S Department of Justice, Sony Pictures Hack, Law Crime, Wannacry Ransomware Attack


Everything Nintendo Showed During Today's Direct

Nintendo held its first full-length Direct in nearly two years today, and it was chock-full of smaller announcements and some neat surprises.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Nintendo, The Legend Of Zelda, Splatoon, Ninja Gaiden, Video Gaming, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Video Games Developed In Japan, Single Player Video Games, Action Adventure Games, Third Person Shooters, Action Video Games


Microsoft Brings Sweet FPS Boost to 5 Older Games on Xbox Series X/S

In addition to supporting fancy graphics on next-gen titles, one of the goals of the Xbox Series S and X was to help improve the appearance of older titles. Today, Microsoft’s FPS Boost tech has arrived to enhance five existing games. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Xbox Series X And Series S, Technology Internet, Bendix Anfps 20


Mash the Buy Button for Hitman 3, 2 Years of PlayStation Plus, and More in Today's Best PlayStation Deals

Featured Deal: PlayStation Plus: 2 Years | $54 | Eneba | Use code PSPLUS27AYEARRead more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Katamari, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Dualshock, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, In Video Gaming, In Video Games


Fauci: There's evidence COVID-19 vaccines don't just protect you - they may stop you spreading the virus to others, too

Felix Kästle/picture alliance via Getty Images Dr. Fauci is touting some of the first evidence that vaccines can help stop the spread of COVID-19. The hunch hinges on 2 new studies, which suggest vaccinated people don't spread the coronavirus well, even if they do get sick. Getting vaccinated, Fauci said, is "not only good for you," it can protect others too. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's fresh evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine may n...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Spain, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Bethesda Maryland, Moderna, Jack Guez, Clalit Health Services


10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Deep Cuts on HBO Max

These days there are so many streaming services, you might as well just have cable again. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, Peacock, the list goes on and on. While most people do not subscribe to them all, one that seems to be climbing in popularity lately is HBO Max. You might have it because you were already paying…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Sci Fi, HBO Max, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Netflix Hulu Amazon Disney Peacock


Samsung’s Advanced Audio Chief on the Evolution of Galaxy Buds

It’s tough to remember a time before true wireless earbuds were everywhere, but just five years ago, they were barely on anyone’s radar. They were often oversized, suffered from pitiful battery life and frequent connectivity issues, and were expensive to boot. But now wireless earbuds have become one of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Headphones, Moon, Computing, Samsung Electronics, iPhone accessories, AirPods, Portable Electronics, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, AirPods Max, Technology Internet, Han Gil Moon


How Much the Oil and Gas Industry Paid Texas Republicans Who Are Lying About Wind Energy

As the crisis of rolling blackouts in Texas unfolds this week, some of the state’s loudest Republican politicians are falsely dragging “frozen wind turbines” as the cause. But behind every wind energy smear by a Texas politician is a dizzying amount of money contributed by the fossil fuel industry.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Articles, Fuel, Energy industry, Wind Power, Natural Gas, Sustainable Energy, Fossil Fuel, Chevron Corporation, Business Finance, Energy Development, Energy Economics, Emissions Reduction


Fauci: There's evidence COVID-19 vaccines don't just protect you - they may stop you from spreading the virus to others, too

Felix Kästle/picture alliance via Getty Images Dr. Fauci is touting some of the first evidence that vaccines can help stop the spread of COVID-19. The hunch hinges on 2 new studies, which suggest vaccinated people don't spread the coronavirus well, even if they do get sick. Getting vaccinated, Fauci said, is "not only good for you," it can protect others too. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's fresh evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine may n...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Spain, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Bethesda Maryland, Moderna, Jack Guez, Clalit Health Services


The US isn't prepared for a new, more infectious variant to be dominant by March - even with vaccinations underway

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears two masks during a briefing on November 19, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The more contagious — and possibly deadlier — coronavirus variant first found in the UK could become dominant in the US by March. But the US might not finish vaccinating its most vulnerable populations until April. Relaxed restrictions may allow the variant to run rampant, leading to hospitalizations and deaths. Visit...
Tags: Usa, UK, Science, News, California, Cdc, Virginia, US, Trends, Missouri, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, University Of Chicago, University of Florida, Pfizer, North Carolina


Cause of PS5 Controller's Joystick Drift Revealed by iFixit

A teardown of the DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 appears to have zeroed in on several contributing factors to the issue of joystick drift.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Playstation, Computing, Potentiometer, iFixit, Video Game Consoles, Joystick, PlayStation 5, In Video Gaming, Video Game Controllers


Mindfulness, laughter and robot dogs may relieve lockdown loneliness – study

University of Cambridge researchers identify potentially effective interventions to help peopleRobotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness could help people cope with loneliness and social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at the University of Cambridge have found.The team at the university’s School of Medicine, led by Dr Christopher Williams, reviewed 58 existing studies on loneliness and identified interventions that could be adapted for people living in lockdown or under ...
Tags: Science, Society, UK News, Meditation, Health & wellbeing, University of Cambridge, Christopher Williams, School of Medicine, Coronavirus


What's Star Wars Going to Do With All This Gina Carano Merchandise?

Toys and Star Wars are almost inextricably linked. From the days of the Early Bird preview set to modern collectibles lining the shelves and desks of ardent fans, the galaxy far, far away’s relationship with merchandise is as old as Star Wars itself. But what’s going to happen when paraphernalia clashes with the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Gina Carano, Boba Fett, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Cara Dune, Kuiil, Grogu, Entertainment Culture, Ig 11


Stanley Kubrick’s Daughter Fell Down the QAnon Rabbit Hole

The daughter of late, legendary film director Stanley Kubrick—The Shining, Space Odyssey: 2001, Dr. Strangelove, etc—is on board with extremist groups like the Proud Boys, Boogaloo, and QAnon, according to a Wednesday report in the Daily Beast.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut, Dr Strangelove, Alt Right, Strangelove, QAnon, Creative Works, English Language Films, Pseudohistory, British Films, Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories, Vivian Kubrick, Proud Boys Boogaloo


A Spanish startup is offering trips to space in helium balloons as a cheaper alternative to SpaceX

Setting off from Andalucia in the south of the country, the space trip will take six hours. Zero 2 Infinity Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will soon be launching operational helium balloon space flights. Tourists will be taken 40 kilometers above Earth, allowing them to enjoy the "overview effect." As well as being lower cost, it's a lower risk operation than more ambitious missions like SpaceX. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Founded in 2009 by Jose Mariano Lopez-...
Tags: Travel, Space, Spacex, Science, Life, International, Trends, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Mars, Andalucia


Survivors of Severe Covid-19 Should Get Their Eyes Checked, Study Suggests

Doctors are warning that covid-19 may be capable of causing lingering eye problems. A new study suggests that some people who survive a severe infection can develop growths in the back of their eyes that could lead to vision loss. It is not yet clear how covid-19 might cause these growths, or if people with milder…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Public Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Coronavirus Disease, Zoonoses, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Drug Repurposing Research


Million-year-old mammoth genomes set record for ancient DNA

DNA from teeth found in Siberia permafrost the oldest yet sequenced, pushing science into ‘deep time’ Teeth from mammoths buried in the Siberian permafrost for more than a million years have led to the world’s oldest known DNA being sequenced, according to a study that shines a genetic searchlight on the deep past.Researchers said the three teeth specimens, one roughly 800,000 years old and two more than a million years old, provided important insights into the giant ice age mammals, including i...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Biology, Climate Change, Russia, World news, Genetics, Arctic, Evolution, Siberia, Palaeontology, Research publishing


Siberia’s Newest Exploding Crater Has Been Mapped in 3D

For the first time ever, geologists have used an aerial drone to map the interior of a giant blowout crater, the likes of which have appeared with increasing regularity in Siberia. The resulting 3D model, along with other data collected during the survey, is bolstering the prevailing theory linking these bizarre holes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Siberia, Mars, Yamal Peninsula


Billionaires’ Favorite Climate Solution Is a Dangerous Distraction

An Elon Musk tweet can do everything from moving the stock market to convincing people to invest in a joke cryptocurrency. So when the richest man on Earth tweeted in late January about kicking $100 million to whoever could come up with the best technology to capture carbon from the air, the world took notice.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Jonathan Foley, Carbon Dioxide Removal


DuPont and VCs see lithium mining as a critical investment for the electric future

“Mining” has become synonymous with crypto the past few years in the tech industry, what with Bitcoin piercing the $50,000 barrier and GPUs and ASICs worldwide scrambling to hash functions in a bid for distributed crypto manna. That excitement belies an increasingly energetic push though to bring VC dollars and entrepreneurial acumen back to Mining 1.0 — actual meatspace resource extraction. One of the key target resources is lithium, a critical component for smartphones, electric vehicle batter...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Science, California, China, Germany, Singapore, Tech, Tesla, Mit, United States, Venture Capital, DuPont, Nevada, Oakland


'I've accepted the risk': volunteering to be exposed to Covid in new trials

Healthy adult volunteers aged 18 to 30 will be exposed to virus in controlled environmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHuman challenge trials for coronavirus are to begin in the UK, a world first in the global fight against Covid-19.Healthy adult volunteers aged between 18 and 30 will be exposed to coronavirus in a controlled environment, to learn more about how their body reacts to the virus, how it is transmitted and how much of the virus is needed to cause infect...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Coronavirus, COVID



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