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Apps Are Birth Control Now

Exhausted and disoriented, I arrive tempest-tossed on the shores of our dystopia to tell you the good news: Apps are birth control now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Fertility, Reproduction, Birth Control, Clue, Womens Health, Human Reproduction, Natural Family Planning, Natural Cycles, Fertility Awareness, Human Pregnancy, Audrey Tsang, Lynae Brayboy, Calendar Based Contraceptive Methods


New Zealand urged 'don't let virus divide you' as Covid frustration builds

Jacinda Ardern said lockdown breaches would face ‘judgment of nation’ but director general of health calls for unityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAshley Bloomfield, New Zealand’s director general of health, has called on the nation to “not let the virus divide you” amidst frustration with rule-breakers linked to recent coronavirus cases, as well as with the government’s response.Auckland has been in lockdown since Sunday morning as a result of two cases of community...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Auckland, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, Bloomfield New Zealand


Biden Warns Amazon to Stop Intimidating Warehouse Workers Ahead of Union Vote

Joe Biden has effectively endorsed ongoing unionization efforts at an Amazon facility in the state of Alabama and warned the e-commerce giant that its efforts to shut down the drive must involve “no intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Politics, Science, Labor, Alabama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Economy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, National Labor Relations Board, Bernie Sanders, Shakir, Jay Carney, Erik Loomis, Union Busting


Markforged, a 3D Printing Startup, Will Go Public in a SPAC Merger

Industrial 3D printing pioneer Markforged is gearing up to go public after a newly-announced merger deal with the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) one. Read more...
Tags: Science, SPAC


NASA’s Experimental Electric Airplane Edges Closer to Its First Flight

Looking every bit like a winged tube of toothpaste, NASA’s X-57 Maxwell experimental plane sits in a hanger at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The is NASA’s first crewed experimental plane in 20 years; it runs solely on electric power, an agency first, and it’s about to undergo high-voltage functional testing…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Aircraft, Aviation, Airplane, Bush, Edwards Air Force Base, Electric Aircraft, Aerospace Engineering, Tecnam, Human Activities, Technology Internet, Xplane, Aviation And The Environment, Nick Borer


Lucky Is a Surreal Nightmare About Facing Your Worst Fears

There are cracks already forming in the carefully curated life of self-help author May (Brea Grant) even before she must confront a sudden and apparently otherworldly intrusion into her life. But as Lucky’s protagonist comes to find out, even facing her problems head-on doesn’t guarantee they’ll be solved.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Cops, Ted, May, Everything, Try, Brea Grant, Natasha Kermani, May Brea Grant, Ted Dhruv Uday Singh, Creative Works, Uday Singh


An iceberg the size of Los Angeles just broke off Antarctica - and it could happen again within weeks

A view of the North Rift crack on the Brunt Ice Shelf in February 2021. Sebastian Gleich/British Antarctic Survey Videos show a 490-square-mile iceberg breaking off Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. NASA is keeping tabs on two other giant cracks in the ice shelf that are growing rapidly. The shifting ice has forced British scientists to relocate the nearby Halley Research Station. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf is replete with giant cracks....
Tags: Science, News, Wales, Climate Change, Environment, Los Angeles, Trends, Global Warming, Nasa, Antarctica, Manhattan, South America, Iceberg, Delaware, Antarctic, Swansea University


Apple May Finally Shrink the Notch for iPhone 13

It appears the smallest design from Apple’s 2020’s phones may stick around for the iPhone 13, after all.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Kids Are Being Exposed to a Lot of Concerning Chemicals Through Plastic Toys

Children’s toys contain many potentially toxic chemicals, recent research suggests. The study highlights over 120 concerning chemicals commonly found in plastic toys that could possibly raise a person’s risk of health problems, including cancer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Endocrinology, Materials, Plastic, United Nations Environment Programme, Polymers, Toxic Substances Control Act, Dielectrics, Phthalate, Plasticizers, Organic Polymers, Polyvinyl Chloride, Health Medical Pharma, Peter Fantke, Flame Retardant


Primates Appeared Almost Immediately After Dinosaurs Went Extinct, New Research Suggests

A formation famous for producing T. rex fossils has now yielded the oldest evidence of primates in the fossil record, in what is being hailed a significant discovery. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Dinosaur, Paleogene, Stephen Chester, Primate, Mammal, Cretaceouspaleogene Extinction Event, Geological History Of Earth, Plesiadapiformes, Mammal Taxonomy, Purgatorius, Gregory Wilson Mantilla, Paleocene, Cenozoic, Placentalia


Meteorites from sky fireball 'may have fallen near Cheltenham'

Computer modelling suggests fragments of space debris may have landed outside Gloucestershire townThe yellow-green fireball that pierced Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday night, delighting observers from the UK to the Netherlands, is thought to have partially survived the journey in the form of meteorites, most likely landing just north of Cheltenham.Fireballs are particularly bright meteors – space matter that burns up as it enters Earth’s atmosphere. Whatever is left of it when it reaches the surfa...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, UK News, Earth, Netherlands, Meteors, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Fireballs


The 10 Best Deals of March 1, 2021

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Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Headphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, 5g, iPhone accessories, Jordan McMahon, Google Pixel, Humidifier, Ultimate Ears


Biden Rescinds Trump Decision to Turn Sacred Arizona Land Into a Copper Mine

In a victory for Indigenous rights and conservation activists, the Forest Service rescinded its decision to permit a controversial mining project to be built within Arizona’s Tonto National Forest on Monday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Arizona, Rio Tinto, Biden, Donald Trump, Forest Service, Trump, Apache, BHP, Tonto National Forest, Resolution Copper, Randy Serraglio, Deb Haaland, Luke Goodrich


Twitter says it will ban users who repeatedly post misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Twitter will begin banning users who repeatedly post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.  The social media site will also label posts that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines. Kaiser Family Foundation reported 15% of people said they will "definitely not" get vaccinated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitter said it will permanently suspend accounts that repeatedly post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The social media site an...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, State Department, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Kaiser Family Foundation


Peel Rubber, Kill a Salmon

Cars have been synonymous with pollution for several decades, but for fishermen “tire pollution” may be their worst legacy yet … Scientists are attributing rubber dust from tire wear as being toxic to Salmon and Steelhead – and when transported into the watershed via rain and runoff, have attributed it to a series of fish kills in Puget Sound and possibly elsewhere. Treating the runoff to neutralize the chemical would be prohibitively expensive due to the magnitude of paved roads near waterways...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Fishing, Puget Sound, Ozone, University of Washington, Tian, Steelhead, Car Tires, Oxidation, Fisheries Science, 6PPD, Coho Salmon, Freon


Azio's Retro Classic Keyboard Is the Perfect Complement to Your Top Hat and Aviator Goggles

Board your dirigible, prepare your Leyden jar cannon, and get ready to write your steampunk masterpiece because the Azio Retro Classic is here to make you feel like a salty yet wise mercenary. Read more...
Tags: Science, Apple Inc, Hemingway, Van Helsing, Leyden, Olivetti, AZIO, Apple Keyboard, Numeric Keypad, Computer Keyboards, Keycap, Humancomputer Interaction, Inputoutput, Technology Internet, Keyboard Layout, Anna Valerious


Extreme Rainfall Has Been Linked With Low Birth Weight in Babies

Increasing extreme weather events is wreaking havoc across the globe, and may be harming the health of newborn babies in some of the world’s most remote and vulnerable populations. New research published Monday in Nature Sustainability finds a strong link between extreme rainfall events in the Amazon, which have been …Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Childhood, Science, Environment, Amazon Rainforest, Midwifery, Amazon River, Effects Of Climate Change, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Continents, Physical Geography, Health Medical Pharma, Birth Weight, Preterm Birth, Human Weight


Instagram Rolls Out New Way to Say Something Stupid in Public

Instagram is expanding its livestreaming offerings with a new feature dubbed Live Rooms, which is just like Instagram Live but with up to three more people haphazardly broadcasting their thoughts into the world simultaneously. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Streaming, Livestreaming, Twitch, Operating Systems, Instagram Live, Video Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Internet Broadcasting


A 1990s iMac Processor Powers NASA’s Perseverance Rover

As we watched NASA put a rover on Mars last month, it definitely seemed like the agency had to be using some sort of high-tech processor in its machine. Surely the rover is built on something much more powerful than the components in devices us civilians use, right? But while NASA is technically using a specialized…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Nasa, Macintosh, Computers, Computing, Mars, iMac, Bae Systems, M1, Matt Lemke, Computer Architecture, James LaRosa, PowerPc, M1 Processor


Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck explains why the company needs a bigger rocket, and why it’s going public to build it

Rocket Lab packed a ton of news into Monday to kick off this week: It’s going public via a SPAC merger, for one, and it’s also building a new, larger launch vehicle called Neutron to support heavier payloads. I spoke to Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck about why it’s building Neutron now, and why it’s also choosing to go public at the same time. Unsurprisingly, the two things are tightly linked. “We have the benefit of flying Electron [Rocket Lab’s current, smaller launch vehicle] for a lot...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Finance, Beck, Supply Chain, Tech, Ceo, Earth, ERP, Launch, Computing, Rocket, Manufacturing, Aerospace


Time to say goodbye? Calls rarely end when we want them to, study finds

Whether talking to family, friends or strangers, calls hardly ever end when both parties are readySo you just called to say “I love you” – but how long should you stay on the phone?New research suggests no matter who we’re talking to, or what we’re talking about, conversations rarely conclude when the two individuals want them to end. Continue reading...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Family, Science, Friendship, Life and style, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Telecoms, Loneliness, Coronavirus


WandaVision's Trip Down Memory Lane Holds a Fascinating Mirror Up to Its Audience

The latest episode of WandaVision provided, with the little help of a magical handbrake, the chance that three-and-a-bit Avengers movies and a side of Captain America: Civil War failed to take: We finally learned what had made Wanda Maximoff who she is. But in Agatha Harkness, we learned something of ourselves in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wanda Maximoff, Agatha Harkness


What would happen to a pair of Crocs at the bottom of the ocean?

What would happen to a pair of Crocs if they sat 3 kilometers down on the ocean floor? How about a styrofoam cup? Or a fishing lure? The Hydraulic Press Channel employs a high pressure chamber to subjects those items and more to a simulated 3 kilometers of depth. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Science, News, Experiments, Crocs, Hydraulic Press Channel


This $400,000 Folding 165-Inch MicroLED TV Disappears Into Your Floor

For Netflix binge-watchers who may be concerned that a giant TV would overwhelm their living room’s vibe, fear not: The 165-inch C SEED M1 is a massive folding display that completely disappears into the floor when not in use. Unfortunately, installation looks like a giant pain—and that’s assuming you survive the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Electronics, Netflix, Lg, Oled, Light Emitting Diodes, LED display, Display technology, Backlight, microLED, Technology Internet, Electronic Engineering, Next Generation Of Display Technology, Led Backlit Lcd


Why Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is probably the best shot

Business Insider A clinical trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine. Janssen Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines were near perfect at preventing symptomatic infections in trials. Johnson & Johnson's shot has benefits: It's cheap, easy, and mild, and it performs against variants. The truth is you can't pick out which vaccine you get anyway, so it's a good thing they all work. Visit the Business section of Insider for more st...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Boston Massachusetts, Johnson & Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, New England Journal of Medicine, J J, Rubin


What's the Best Camera for Home Security?

There are plenty of uses for a camera system in your home. First and most importantly, they’re powerful tools for home security. That’s especially useful in the work from home era when we’re cooped up inside all day. If anything suspicious is happening, you’ll want to know right away. But home cameras can also be used…Read more...
Tags: Security, Video, Science, Articles, Surveillance, Camera, National Security, Human Interest, Crime Prevention, Closed Circuit Television, Virtual Camera System, Optical Devices


30-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Ancient Vampire Squid

The elusive vampire squid wears its red flesh like a voluminous cape. Billowing in the depths, the animal’s velvety exterior almost seems to enshroud some deeper truth of the phantasmal creature, which says merely in its choice of habitat—the pitch-black, oxygen-starved layer of the ocean—that it would prefer to be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Food And Drink, Octopus, Foods, Squid, Martin, Vampire Squid, Cephalopod, Molluscs, Cephalopod Size, Martin Kostak


San Diego Comic-Con 2021 Will Remain a Virtual Event

Much like 2020, there’ll be no crush of excited San Diego Comic-Con fans piling into Hall H come July. However, there will be another round of [email protected] in July. And this is new: SDCC is hoping to hold another, smaller comic convention in November...in-person.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, San Diego, American Culture, SDCC, San Diego Comic Con, Comic Book Convention, Comics Conventions, Multigenre Conventions


Google's Latest Pixel Feature Drop Is Packed With Useful Tweaks

Google’s regular software updates have become one of the best parts about its Pixel phones. I admit this month’s new feature drop isn’t a game-changer, but it does comes with some handy new additions for underwater shooting, the Recorder app, adaptability, and more. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Mobile Phones, Pixel, Google Pixel, Google camera, Google Allo, Pixel 3, Pixel Phones, Pixel 4a, Technology Internet, Jose Ricardo Lima


Gab, the Far-Right's Internet Refuge, Has Been Hacked

The hacktivist collective Distributed Denial of Secrets—which recently came under fire for leaking one of the largest repositories of law enforcement documents ever recorded—is back with another high profile data-dump. This time, the group claims to have gotten its hands on a whopping 70-gigabyte dataset from Gab, the…Read more...
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