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Microsoft Announces the Next Subscription-Less Versions of Office

Microsoft has announced an update to its productivity suite, Office 2021, for consumers along with a variant specifically geared toward businesses, Office Long Term Servicing Channel.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Office 365, Software, Microsoft Office, Operating Systems, Subscription Services, Microsoft Word, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Onenote, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Screenshot Software, Technology Internet, Office Long Term Servicing Channel Read


City of LA Sues Firearms Company That Allegedly Shipped Untraceable Gun Kits Everywhere

The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit in California state court against Polymer80, a company it says has flooded the country with untraceable firearms by shipping customers all the components necessary to build a gun in minutes.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Weapons, Firearms, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Military Technology, Firearms License, 3D Printed Firearms, Ghost Gun, War Conflict, Law Crime, Homemade Firearm, Firearm Laws, Overview Of Gun Laws By Nation, LA Sues Firearms Company


Pandemic-Related Unemployment Linked to 30,000 Excess Deaths in U.S., Study Finds

A new study out Thursday is one of the first to try measuring deaths during the pandemic that were caused not by the virus itself but by the economic devastation it sparked. The study estimates that the spike in unemployment seen last spring helped cause an additional 30,000 deaths among working-age adults in the U.S.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Labor, Time, Articles, Recession, Unemployment, Social Issues, Pandemic, Unemployment Benefits, Covid 19 Pandemic, Unemployment In The United States


Padmé Amidala's Literary Star Wars Trilogy Will Conclude With Queen's Hope

Originally, author E.K. Johnson wanted to call the third book in her Star Wars Padmé trilogy Queen’s Gambit. You can probably guess why she had to change it, settling on Queen’s Hope as her second choice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Darth Vader, Palpatine, Padmé Amidala, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Del Rey Books, Star Wars Episode Iii Revenge Of The Sith, Star Wars Episode Ii Attack Of The Clones, Qui Gon Jinn, E K Johnson, Skywalker Family, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, 20th Century Fox Films, Ek Johnson


House Republicans Wasted No Time Introducing the Dumbest Internet Bill of 2021

If you thought the GOP couldn’t mess with our already broken internet infrastructure more than they already have, well, they’re just full of surprises. According to Ars Technica, House Republicans introduced a new bill on Tuesday that would ban municipal broadband networks nationwide. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers…Read more...
Tags: Science, Broadband, Gop, Telecommunications, Internet Access, House, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Digital Technology, Municipal Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Technology Internet, Community Broadband Bill, Ars Technica House, Reps Cathy McMorris Rodgers


Nicaragua leaders face backlash after forming space agency amid human rights crisis

Critics say President Daniel Ortega is attempting to distract from his dismal human rights record and poor response to the pandemicNicaragua has created a new National Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, prompting scorn from critics in a nation experiencing a steady erosion of human rights since a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests three years ago.The new space agency was approved by 76 legislators Wednesday in the country’s congress, which...
Tags: Space, Science, Americas, World news, Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega


The world has lost 20.5 million years of life because of premature COVID-19 deaths, a new study found

Aracely Iraheta touches the casket of her husband, Jose Agustin Iraheta, who died from COVID-19 in Malden, Massachusetts. More than 20.5 million years of life may have been lost globally due to COVID-19, a new study found. To calculate years of life lost, researchers compared the ages of people who died of COVID-19 to their average life expectancy. People older than 75 represent one-quarter of the years of life lost to the pandemic, the study found. Men have lost more years than women. V...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Washington Post, US, Trends, Canada, Finland, Peru, Life Expectancy, Mortality, Afp, Lisbon Portugal, Scientific Reports, Tarzana California, Silver Spring Maryland


NASA's Perseverance rover already beamed back its first photos from the surface of Mars

The first image that NASA's Perseverance rover took on Mars, just seconds after landing , February 18, 2021. NASA NASA's Perseverance rover landed in Mars' Jezero Crater on Thursday, then quickly beamed back its first photos. The images may soon be followed by video footage of the descent and landing. Perseverance is now poised to deploy the first space helicopter and hunt for signs of ancient alien life. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's freshly landed Per...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Boulder, Mars, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena California, Rob Manning, ET Mission, NASA NASA, Tech Insider, Mars Landing


Facebook Knowingly Profited Off Junk Ad Efficacy Estimates, Lawsuit Claims

Facebook, which along with Google accounts for around 60% of advertiser spending online, has knowingly built some of its astonishing success on incorrect data, newly unsealed court documents allege. Incidentally, this may pose a problem for a business which generates over 90% of its revenue from selling ads. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Advertising, Social Media, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Business Finance, Social Information Processing, Criticism Of Facebook, Technology Internet


The Saga of 10,000 Digital Han Solo Cards Comes to a Complex End

It all came down to this. Hundreds of hours of work, spread over seven months, all culminating in a single press of a button. If it worked? Glory. If it didn’t? Agony. And while one would assume a moment of this magnitude would go off without a hitch, history proved that not to be the case. Yes, I’m being incredibly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Memorabilia, Baseball Cards, Collecting, Topps, Ephemera, Trading Cards, Star Wars Trading Card, Digital Han Solo Cards Comes


Here Are the First Images of Mars Taken by NASA's Perseverance Rover

All six wheels of NASA’s Perseverance are firmly and safely on the Martian surface, following a successful landing of the rover in Jezero crater today.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Lander, Spirit, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Curiosity, Spacecraft, Opportunity, Perseverance, Jezero, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System


An Exhaustive List of Totally Normal Reasons to Fly to Cancún and Return Less Than 24 Hours Later

A massive cold snap hit 25 states in the south and central U.S. this week, unleashing chaos. Millions are without power. Hospitals are being evacuated even as people suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning after trying to heat their homes with grills, generators, and other dangerous items. The air is more toxic than…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, US, Ted Cruz, Cancun, Creative Works, English Language Films, Conservatism In The United States


Mars rover landing: Nasa's Perseverance safely touches down in search of life

Radio signals confirmed that the six-wheeled rover had survived its perilous descent and arrived within its target zoneNasa’s science rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday and landed safely on the floor of a vast crater, its first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.Mission managers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles burst into applause and...
Tags: Space, Science, Los Angeles, Nasa, Mars, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jezero, Red Planet Mission


FACT CHECK: Fox News aired bizarre and wildly misleading claims about Texas' blackouts that pin blame on renewables and climate policies

Fox News host Tucker Carlson Screenshot/Fox News Some Fox hosts and guests misleadingly blamed Texas' power grid collapse on renewable energy and climate policies.  Fox's Tucker Carlson falsely claimed that millions of Texans lost power because wind turbines froze. Gov. Abbott and former Gov. Perry misleadingly argued the Green New Deal would cause future energy crises.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. While millions of Texans suffered from power outages amid extrem...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Republicans, Climate Change, US, Trends, Renewable Energy, Joe Biden, Fox, Gop, Alaska, Paris, Rick Perry


California DMV Warns Millions of Records May Have Been Exposed in Worrisome Data Breach

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has warned state residents that over a year’s worth of data—including customer addresses and license plate numbers—may have been compromised in a recent cyberattack on a third-party contractor.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, California, Ransomware, Data Breach, Security Breaches, Data Security, Computer Security, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet, DMV Warns Millions of Records


Nasa's Perseverance rover safely lands on Mars in search of life

Radio signals confirmed that the six-wheeled rover had survived its perilous descent and arrived within its target zoneNasa’s science rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday and landed safely on the floor of a vast crater, its first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.Mission managers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles burst into applause and...
Tags: Space, Science, Los Angeles, Nasa, Mars, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jezero, Red Planet Mission


What democracy and science demand: The ‘Smartmatic vs Fox News’ case

Smartmatic, an election technology company, has filed a $2.7-billion-dollar defamation suit against Fox News for making false claims about its voting machines during Fox's dishonest campaign against the 2020 US presidential election results.The lawsuit opens with three powerful statements of fact: A scientific truth, a mathematical proof, and an objective political fact: More people voted for Joe Biden than for Donald Trump.We owe the Smartmatic lawyers a debt of gratitude for so cleanly demonst...
Tags: Politics, Science, Media, Greece, Democracy, Government, US, Joe Biden, Earth, Fox, United States, Innovation, Fox News, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Donald Trump


Texas snowstorms are due to rapid heating of the Arctic, say scientists

Winter Storm Uri brought snow and freezing temperatures to Texas this week, causing multiple deaths and damage to infrastructure.Climate scientists have spent years exploring the relationship between extreme winter weather and warming temperatures in the Arctic Circle.Some studies suggest that the warming Arctic disrupts a natural phenomenon known as the polar vortex, which normally contains cold air in the north. Winter Storm Uri battered the southern U.S. this week with frigid temperatures an...
Tags: Weather, Texas, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Arctic, Noaa, Un, Arctic Circle, Uri


Bramble Is the Video-Conferencing Platform I Wish Existed at the Start of the Pandemic

Being a teacher is rough. Being a teacher trying to teach a class of more than 20 students virtually in the middle of a pandemic is even rougher. Not only do you have to come up with clever ways to teach the same material and keep your class engaged, but you often find yourself troubleshooting your students’ tech…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Life, Avatar, Telecommunications, Computing, Virtual Reality, Pandemic, Bramble, Virtual World, Videotelephony, Vladic Ravich


End of Neanderthals linked to flip of Earth's magnetic poles, study suggests

Event 42,000 years ago combined with fall in solar activity potentially cataclysmic, researchers say The flipping of the Earth’s magnetic poles together with a drop in solar activity 42,000 years ago could have generated an apocalyptic environment that may have played a role in a major events ranging from the extinction of megafauna to the end of the Neanderthals, researchers say.The Earth’s magnetic field acts as a protective shield against damaging cosmic radiation, but when the poles switch, ...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Earth, Anthropology, Evolution, Neanderthals


What India Really Needs to Do to Protect Its Farmers

Since November, hundreds of thousands of farmers and their supporters have been protesting across India, calling for an end to a series of new agricultural laws introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration. The demonstrations have seen record-breaking turnout in the streets—and sparked historic…Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Environment, Narendra Modi, Articles, Agriculture, Soil, Sustainable Agriculture, Applied Sciences, Food Industry, Agroecology, Agronomy, Anoop Sadanandan, Climate Change And Agriculture, Farming Systems In India, Intensive Farming




20.5m years of life may have been lost to Covid across 81 countries, study finds

Data shows Covid has taken far greater toll than flu, to which it is often dismissively comparedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 20.5 million years of life may have been lost to the coronavirus pandemic in 81 countries of the world, according to a new study that exposes the fallacy that those who die would have soon done so even if they had not caught Covid-19.While Covid deaths are often compared dismissively to those from flu, which kills many elderly and f...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Science, Greece, Americas, Society, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Peru, Croatia, Coronavirus, COVID


Saudi Arabia Acquires $3.3 Billion Stake In EA, Take-Two, Activision Blizzard

Saudi Arabia has utilized its Public Investment Fund to invest over $3.3 billion (that’s $3,300,000,000 for the more visual learners out there) in Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, and Activision Blizzard, Al Jazeera reported (h/t Eurogamer).Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, Saudi Arabia, Countries, Electronic Arts, Western Asia, Take Two Interactive, Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, NEOM, MiSK Foundation, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Vision, Economy Of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia, Activision Blizzard Al Jazeera


Texas Oil and Gas Plants Quadruple Air Pollution as Systems Freeze Up

It’s been a hard week for everyone living in Texas as blackouts, boil notices, and bone-chilling cold rattle the state. But data shared with Earther shows the suffering maybe be particularly acute for the millions of Texans living near oil wells and refineries. Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Environment, ExxonMobil, Chemistry, Air Pollution, Pollution, Natural Gas, Methane, Greenhouse Gases, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Anaerobic Digestion, Texas Oil, Climate Forcing, Sharon Wilson


TOUCHDOWN ON MARS: NASA's Perseverance rover has landed safely after a supersonic plunge

An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover has landed in Jezero Crater, beginning a new era of exploration on Mars. The rover is poised to spend the next two years searching for fossils of microbial alien life. Perseverance carries the first interplanetary helicopter, and it will also test technologies that could help astronauts on Mars. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's new Mars rover, a...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, PERCY, Mars, Parachute, Spacecraft, Cape Canaveral Florida, Planetary Science Division, Jetpack, Moxie, Tech Insider, Mars Landing


The First Android 12 Developer Beta Is Here

Google just announced the release of the first developer preview build of Android 12, giving us a few hints at what changes to expect when the software upgrade rolls out widely.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Software, Chrome Os, Computing, Operating Systems, Pixel, Blackberry Priv, Wear OS, Technology Internet, Android Version History


Apple's Already Starting Work on 6G Before 6G Is Even a Thing

Apple’s first 5G phones arrived mere months ago, but the company is already exploring the future of cellular connectivity. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Data Centers, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Apple Inc, 6G, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting


20 Must-Watch Muppet Show Episodes on Disney+

Jim Henson’s The Muppet Show—the one and only—is finally going to be more easily accessible to fans with its arrival on Disney+ this week. You might be so excited you’re just going to dive in headfirst, but if you’re down to skip around a bit, we have some suggestions for the best of the best. Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Entertainment, Disney, The Muppets, Miss Piggy, Jim Henson, Kermit The Frog, Human Interest, Gonzo, The Muppet Show, Creative Works, English Language Films, Statler And Waldorf, Entertainment Culture, Fozzie Bear


Nvidia Is Making Graphics Cards Just for Cryptocurrency Miners

Attempting to get ahead of cryptocurrency miners who might snatch up a good chunk of RTX 3060 stock when the GPU goes on sale next week, Nvidia announced this morning it now has a dedicated card for professional mining.Read more...
Tags: Science, Computing, Nvidia, Turing, Gpu, Cryptocurrency, Video Cards, GeForce, Computer Architecture, GPGPU, Graphics Hardware, Graphics Processing Units, Geforce 20 Series, Nvidia Nvdec



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