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See pictures of the White House candlelight ceremony honoring the 500,000 Americans who died in the pandemic

From left, President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, stand outside the White House during a ceremony to honor the 500,000 Americans that died from COVID-19, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden mourned the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 on Monday. Biden drew on his own experiences of loss to offer advice and hope to those who lost loved ones.  The US has recorded mor...
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Chinese Hackers Reportedly Wielded a Stolen NSA Cyber Weapon for Years

New research suggests a hacking tool previously developed by the National Security Agency was stolen years ago by a prolific Chinese cyber group and was subsequently used against a variety of U.S. targets. Read more...
Tags: Science, Advanced Persistent Threat, Cybercrime, Computing, Fireeye, National Security Agency, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Tailored Access Operations, Equation Group, The Shadow Brokers, Security Hacker, Technology Internet, Hacker Groups


Dish Expects to Launch Its 5G Network This Year

Dish Network is doubling down on its intention to launch its 5G network in major cities by September, The Verge reports. Since Dish acquired Boost Mobile last year, that puts the company in a unique position to compete with existing mobile carriers, and Ergen said during the company’s earnings call today that Dish can…Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Broadband, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint Corporation, Dish Network, 5g, T Mobile, Boost Mobile, Business Finance, Ergen, T Mobile US, Mobile Virtual Network Operators, Wireless Broadband, Technology Internet


Traeger's Grill App Now Works With Your Apple Watch

Traeger pellet grills and smokers are the centerpieces of many suburban barbecues, and those lucky enough to be able to tend these machines are considered gods among the brisket set. Now, after years of only being able to check and tweak your grill via your phone, Traeger is now offering an Apple Watch app for…Read more...
Tags: Home, Science, Food And Drink, Apple Watch, Barbecue, Apple Inc, Mobile App, Traeger, Personal Life, Grills, Barbecue Grill, Pellet Grill, Technology Internet


Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest Add Support Features to Help Users Struggling With Eating Disorders

Social media has long been the bane and the muse of anyone suffering from an eating disorder. To exist online with a pulse in the year 2012 was to understand the cesspool of “thinspiration”-style content that proliferated on platforms like Tumblr, Xanga and Pinterest, and more recently, the rise of “influencer”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Articles, Social Media, Software, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Social Issues, Human Behavior, Anorexia Nervosa, National Eating Disorders Association, Body Shape, Culture Bound Syndromes, Pro Ana, Tumblr Xanga


Beware Those Discounted Streaming Bundles You Don't Actually Need

How does a service stay competitive while also continuing to hike up the cost of its subscription? A bundle, of course.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Showtime, Starz, Hulu, Epix, FuboTV, Pay television, YouTube TV, Mass Media, Home Box Office Inc, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, Television Technology, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Valencia’s new COVID-19 lab pushes back after report of ‘significant deficiencies’

A Valencia COVID-19 testing lab that was found to have “significant deficiencies” during a  recent state inspection says it has corrected the problems and believes the facility is not in danger of closure. The $25 million Valencia Branch Laboratory at 28545 Livingston Ave. was unveiled in late October and began processing tests Nov. 1. The 134,000-square-foot facility was converted for its new use by the Massachusetts-based diagnostics company PerkinElmer, which operates the lab under a $1.7 bil...
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Scientists found a way to communicate with people while they're asleep and dreaming

Roos Koole/Getty Images In a new study, scientists found they could communicate with people who are lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is when a person is aware they are dreaming. The dreamers could answer yes-or-no questions and solve basic math problems while asleep. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Scientists have identified a new phenomenon they describe as "interactive dreaming" - when people experiencing deep sleep and lucid dreams are able to follow instructions,...
Tags: Science, News, Sleep, Biology, US, Trends, REM, Dreams, Lucid, Northwestern University, Eeg, David Nield, Current Biology, France Germany the Netherlands, ScienceAlert, Ken Paller


500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 less than a year after the pandemic took hold

Staff at the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office rolling bodies from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters The US passed the bleak milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday. It is the highest death toll any country has recorded from the virus. The US hit 250,000 deaths in mid-November, meaning the toll doubled in three months. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US passed the landmark figure of 500,000 deaths from CO...
Tags: Death, Politics, Science, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, News UK, Portugal, Brazil, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Reuters


What’s the Difference Between Aukey and Anker (and Does It Matter)?

You found a battery pack on Amazon, but you can’t remember who made it. It was short, started with an A? Aukey? Anker? Something like that. Well, in both cases you could be right. These two companies have frustratingly similar-sounding names, similar product lines, and are similarly known for making inexpensive…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Usb, Anker, Battery Charger, Inductive Charging, Internet Protocols, Usb Hardware, Computer Networking, Network Protocols, Technology Internet


You're Drawing Icebergs All Wrong

Megan Thompson-Munson, a geologist and climate scientist, has seen your drawings of icebergs and had enough. It’s time for a scientific reckoning. Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Earth Sciences, Icebergs, Physical Geography, Geography Of Antarctica, Megan Thompson Munson


An Extinct Cave Bear's DNA Was Still Readable After 360,000 Years

A tiny ear bone belonging to a cave bear that died some 360,000 years ago has yielded the oldest genome not sourced from permafrost. The newly sequenced genome is offering new insights into the evolution of cave bears and how climate change can precipitate the emergence of entirely new species.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dna, Environment, Genome, Genomics, Polar Bear, Genetic Genealogy, Brown Bear, Organisms, Ancient Dna, Branches Of Biology, Mammals Of Asia, Cave Bear


MyPillow Genius Says He's Absolutely Thrilled to Be Sued By Dominion for $1.3 Billion

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, the rabidly pro-Trump pillow magnate who bafflingly became one of the key figures in the ex-president’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 elections, is now facing a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit from election tech manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems. While the suit appears to…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Deception, Sidney Powell, Lindell, Dominion, One America News Network, Big Lie, Mike Lindell, My Pillow, Dominion Energy, Dominion Voting Systems, Politics Of The United States


11 of the Best and Brightest Batman: The Brave and the Bold Episodes to Stream on HBO Max

There’s a cavalcade of DC Animation on HBO Max now, from Static Shock to Justice League, and, of course, more Batman than you can shake a batarang at. But instead of re-indulging in the giddy highs of The Animated Series, why not check out the finest of Batman’s animated hidden gems, Batman: The Brave and the Bold?Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Batman, Robin, Carrie Kelley, Dick Grayson, Fictional Characters, DC Animated Universe, HBO Max, Dc Comics Characters, Entertainment Culture, Batman In Other Media, Aquaman In Other Media, Bat Mite, Ace The Bat Hound


Fauci: Vaccinated people shouldn't dine indoors or go to the theater quite yet

Dr. Anthony Fauci directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Alex Wong/Getty Images Fauci says even if you're fully vaccinated, indoor dining and theater-going should be off-limits. The number of coronavirus cases in the US remains high. As more people get vaccinated and cases drop, it may become safe to do things indoors with crowds again. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' leading infectious disease expert, is fully ...
Tags: New York, Science, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, MMR, National Institutes of Health, Infectious Disease, Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Andy Slavitt, Bethesda Maryland, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus


Hackers Slipped Mysterious Malware Into Thousands of Macs But Researchers Can't Figure Out Why

A new malware strain has infected Mac devices all over the world—most prominently in the U.S. and parts of Europe—though experts can’t decide where it came from or what it does.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, Fireball, Cyberwarfare, Computer Programming, Payload, Technology Internet


Huawei's Mate X2 Is the First Real Foldable Challenger to Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2

Foldable phones still aren’t quite mainstream, but Huawei’s new Mate X2 looks like it may just be real competition for Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Oled, Huawei, Samsung Electronics, Foldable Smartphone, Huawei Mate X, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung Galaxy Z Series, Technology Internet, Huawei P Series, Huawei Mate 30


The white dots in this image are not stars or galaxies - they're black holes

A zoomed-in image of a space map showing 25,000 black holes. Each white dot is a supermassive black hole in its own galaxy. LOFAR/LOL Survey Astronomers in Europe compiled the most detailed map of black holes to date. Their map of the northern sky shows 25,000 white dots, each representing a supermassive black hole.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The image above may look like a fairly normal picture of the night sky, but what you're looking at is a lot more specia...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, News, Trends, Netherlands, Black Holes, Telescopes, Michelle Starr, LOFAR, University of Hamburg, LBA, ScienceAlert, Science Contributor, Francesco de Gasperin, Huub Röttgering


Unreal Video of Perseverance Landing on Mars Will Take Your Breath Away

NASA has released stunning footage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars, in what is a seminal achievement for the space agency.Read more...
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This Smart Rubik's Cube Is Teaching Me How to Solve One After 40 Years of Failure

A robot built out of Lego can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about 3.2 seconds, but some 40 years after I first picked up the iconic puzzle, I’ve yet to solve it on my own. I assumed that successfully unscrambling a cube would forever remain on my bucket list, but a smart Rubik’s Cube is finally teaching me the strategies to…Read more...
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T-Mobile Has the First Good 5G Plan With Truly Unlimited Data

Throttling is the not-so-secret way traditional “unlimited” cellular data plans keep you from tapping into all that data. T-Mobile’s new Magenta Max Plan, which is designed to maximize the potential of faster 5G speeds, is promising to make unlimited data truly unlimited for the first time in a long time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Net Neutrality, Broadband, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Verizon Communications, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Tethering, T Mobile, Data Transmission, T Mobile US, Technology Internet


You're Far Less Likely to Spread Covid-19 If You Get the Vaccine, Real-World Data Suggests

Real-world data is offering hope that mRNA vaccines are highly effective at limiting infection and presumably transmission of the coronavirus, in addition to their already-known ability to prevent symptoms of covid-19. The findings, based on research from Israel and elsewhere, are good news for containing the pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Israel, Medical Research, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines, Covid 19 Vaccines


WB Wanted to Release Snyder's Justice League as Raw Footage With No Special Effects

When Zack Snyder left Justice League after fights with Warner Bros. and a family tragedy, he had a four-hour version of the movie on his computer—four hours of raw, CG-less footage, all in black and white. That’s the “Snyder Cut” that could be coming to HBO Max next month...if Snyder hadn’t said no.Read more...
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Watch Perseverance’s harrowing descent to the surface of Mars

NASA has released video taken by the Perseverance landing module and rover showing the famous “seven minutes of terror” in a bracing first-person perspective. The images sent back Friday were just a teaser — this is the full experience, and the first video of a Mars landing ever captured. A full description of the rover’s descent and mission can be found here, but briefly stated here’s what happened: After decelerating in the atmosphere interplanetary velocity, the heat shield is jettisoned and ...
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Software 'Bug' Keeps Arizona Prisoners Behind Bars Past Release Dates [Updated]

An Arizona law aimed at helping people with drug convictions earn early release from prison is reportedly being ignored in some cases due to flaws in state’s inmate management software, a Phoenix-area public radio station reported Monday, citing multiple government sources.Read more...
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Software 'Bug' Keeps Arizona Prisoners Behind Bars Past Release Dates

An Arizona law helping people with drug possession convictions earn early release from prison is being effectively ignored in many cases due to flaws in state’s inmate management software, according to a Phoenix-area public radio station citing multiple government sources.Read more...
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Watch the first-ever video of a Mars landing from NASA's Perseverance rover

In a screengrab from NASA's video, a camera on Perseverance records the jetpack lowering the rover to the Martian ground. NASA NASA's Perseverance rover recorded its own descent to Mars and landing on Thursday. A new video shows Perseverance descending to Mars, a parachute inflating, and a jetpack navigating the rover to landing. No Mars-landing operation has ever been captured on camera before. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA just released unprecedented vi...
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Nasa releases video of Perseverance rover landing on Mars

Space agency also reveals audio recorded by Perseverance on surface of the red planetNasa has unveiled a first-of-its-kind video the Perseverance rover captured as it touched down on Mars, and released the first audio recorded on the surface of the red planet.The minute-long footage is of the rover recording itself while landing on 18 February, the first time such video has been captured. Continue reading...
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Watch: Amazing NASA footage shows Perseverance rover setting down on Mars

NASA today released breathtaking new footage from the Perseverance rover’s arrival on the surface of Mars. The Perseverance rover left for the red planet on 30 July 2020. After a mostly uneventful transit through space, it managed to touch down on the surface of Mars at 20:55 UTC on 18 February 2021. I love rocks. Look at these right next to my wheel. Are they volcanic or sedimentary? What story do they tell? Can’t wait to find out.#CountdownToMarshttps://t.co/7w3rbvbyoL pic.twitter.com/H3q1M0YJ...
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