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Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-humans to be vaccinated against COVID-19

With fewer than 5,000 gorillas left in the wild, researchers have expressed concern that, because apes live in close family groups, a coronavirus infection could spread quickly if just one ape caught the virus. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Great apes at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-humans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The news comes after a gorilla troop at the zoo tested positive for COVID-19 in January. Researchers are hoping to better understand the coronavirus and its effect...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Karen, San Diego, Gorilla, San Diego Zoo, WINSTON, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Zoetis, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Great, Global Conservation


Report: New Nintendo Switch With 4K Output, OLED Screen Will Release Before Christmas

Last year, Bloomberg reported that a new model of the Nintendo Switch would be out sometime in 2021. Today, they’re reporting some more specific details, like the size of the screen and some 4K news.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Bloomberg, Computing, Nintendo, Oled, Nintendo Switch, Display technology, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Video Game Consoles, Handheld Game Consoles, Handheld Game Console, Technology Internet, Eighth Generation Of Video Game Consoles


States like Texas and Mississippi are lifting COVID-19 mask mandates, but with the pace of vaccinations and spread of variants, experts say it's too soon

People waiting in a Disneyland parking lot in Anaheim, California, to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images On Tuesday, Texas became the largest US state to lift its COVID-19 mask mandate. But experts say the US is in a race against the clock to vaccinate before the variants spread. While some restrictions can be eased as cases decrease, experts say masks should be the last to go. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Tuesday, Texas became the large...
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, Mississippi, California, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, North Dakota, Michigan, University of Florida, Biden, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci


This Embattled Navajo Nation Hospital Is Still Recovering From a Recent Ransomware Attack

If you want a good example of the kind of havoc a well-placed cyberattack can wreak on an already stressed healthcare system, look no further than the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services center in Gallup, N.M.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computer Virus, Cyberwarfare, Rehoboth, Brett Callow, Health Medical Pharma, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services


Study: Far-Right Propaganda Gets the Most Engagement on Facebook, Especially When It's Lies

Shocker: Despite conservatives’ endless kvetching about the supposed liberal bias of Silicon Valley technocrats, one of the easiest ways to go viral on Facebook is spouting extreme, far-right rhetoric, according to a new study by New York University’s Cybersecurity for Democracy project.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Misinformation, Deception, Ben Shapiro, Fake News, QAnon, NewsGuard, Laura Edelson


Apple's New Service Helps You Transfer Your Pics and Videos From iCloud to Google Photos

For anyone who feels like they’ve been held hostage by iCloud’s 5GB of free storage or just wants to try out a different photo storage app, this week Apple launched a new service designed to make it way easier to transfer photos and videos stored in iCloud over to Google Photos. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Science, Software, Computing, Icloud, Apple Id, Pages, Google Photos, Webmail, Epic Games, Apple Photos, Cloud Applications, Application Software, Data Synchronization


Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store

Arizona legislators just passed an anti-monopoly bill in a 31-29 vote, which could have big implications for Apple, Google, and, weirdly enough, Fortnite.Read more...
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A popular flea collar was reportedly linked to nearly 1,700 animal deaths, but the EPA hasn't issued any warnings about it

A display of flea and tick collars at a pet store in Rochester, New York. Aylin Woodward/Insider Seresto flea and tick collars have been linked to 1,700 animal deaths, according to a USA Today investigation. Despite 75,000 incident reports between 2012 and 2020, the EPA hasn't issued any warnings about the collars. Elanco, the company that sells the collars, told Insider "a report is not an indication of cause." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A popular flea and tic...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Cats, Dogs, US, Trends, Retail, Epa, Usa Today, Environmental Protection Agency, Mcgrath, Bayer, Tokyo Japan, Center for Biological Diversity, Elanco


At Least Three Hollywood Private Schools Had Their Servers Hacked Recently

In a string of attacks, several of Los Angeles’ most elite private schools have had their servers hacked in recent weeks, leaving confidential teacher information and parent contact details exposed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Los Angeles, Anonymous, Hacking, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Internet Privacy, Zoe Kazan, Entertainment Culture, Internet Based Activism, Hacker Groups, Computer Law, Least Three Hollywood Private Schools


Minutes after a seemingly successful landing, SpaceX's Starship rocket exploded on the pad

The SN10 reignites its three Raptor engines to upright itself and land in this screengrab from a SpaceX livestream. SpaceX SpaceX flew a Starship rocket prototype six miles above Texas on Wednesday, landing it in one piece for the first time. About ten minutes later, however, the rocket exploded on the landing pad. This is Starship's third such test flight. The first two prototypes exploded immediately upon landing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. SpaceX finally lau...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Youtube, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Boca Chica


The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving to be crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The coronavirus vaccines being rolled out are really, really good.  The first real-world data shows huge drops in transmission, infections, and hospitalizations. Vaccines are more than a silver lining to the pandemic — they're our way out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming.Scientists tracking the performa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Bloomberg News, Chris Jackson


Microdosing Benefits Might Be Largely Placebo, Experimental Study Suggests

The sometimes hyped benefits of microdosing—regularly using small amounts of psychedelic drugs like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)—might be overstated, new research this week suggests. The study found that people who microdosed did experience psychological benefits, including greater sense of well-being, but that…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medical Research, Drug, Clinical Research, Microdosing, Placebo, Clinical Trial, Health Sciences, Lysergic acid diethylamide, Entertainment Culture, Health Medical Pharma, Psychedelic Drug, Psychedelic Microdosing, Management Of Depression


Ancient Memorization Trick Boosts Long-Term Memory and Changes the Brain

Imagine the route you typically take to the grocery store. Now imagine the many identifiable landmarks that exist between your home and the store—like a specific garden, stop sign, or gas station.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Memory, Recall, Memorization, Words, Mind, Rhetoric, Long Term Memory, Working Memory, Cognitive Training, Mnemonics, Health Medical Pharma, Isabella Wagner, Jeni Pathman, Method Of Loci


Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts Third High-Altitude Test of Starship [Update: It Actually Landed!]

The third high-altitude test of a SpaceX Starship prototype is scheduled for Wednesday. You can watch the launch live right here.Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of March 3, 2021

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Brace Yourself for a Future in Which You Do Not Attend This Year's Olympics

If you were planning to fly to Japan to attend the Olympics, love the optimism! But most likely, your plans have been spoiled because we are, in fact, still in a global pandemic. While the final ruling has not yet been announced, the paper Mainichi reported today that a source close to the Japanese government…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tokyo, Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee, Hopkins, Seiko Hashimoto, Mainichi, Paralympic, The Olympics


Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts Third High-Altitude Test of Starship

The third high-altitude test of a SpaceX Starship prototype is scheduled for Wednesday. You can watch the launch live right here.Read more...
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The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The coronavirus vaccines being rolled out are really, really good. The first real-world data shows huge drops in transmission, infections, and hospitalizations. Vaccines are more than a tool in the pandemic — they're our way out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming.Scientists tracking the performance of sho...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Bloomberg News, The Food and Drug Administration, Chris Jackson


Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says report

Governments urged to prioritise obese people for vaccinations over greater risk of death from coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCountries with high levels of overweight people, such as the UK and the US, have the highest death rates from Covid-19, a landmark report reveals, prompting calls for governments to urgently tackle obesity, as well as prioritising overweight people for vaccinations.About 2.2 million of the 2.5 million deaths from Covid were in countr...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Obesity, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, UK US, Coronavirus, COVID, World Obesity Federation Countries


Your WandaVision Finale Theories May Disappoint You, Says Director

After a brief moment of hype-driven confusion as to how many episodes WandaVision’s debut season would ultimately clock in at, the series is coming to a close this week with a ninth chapter that’s likely to answer just as many questions as it leaves standing about the life of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Justin Bieber, Vision, Elizabeth Olsen, Wanda Group, Kathryn Hahn, Matt Shakman, Pietro, Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff Elizabeth Olsen, Wanda Maximoff, Fictional Characters, WandaVision, Creative Works


This Off-Brand Roomba Rival Gets the Job Done, With a Few Quirks

The Neabot robot vacuum is a stark white puck that hugs its charger like a baby monkey in a Harlow experiment. It has three buttons—start, charge, and clean—and a prominent sensor on top that spins rapidly as it scoots around your house. It does exactly what’s advertised on the box: It sucks up dirt and dust and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Shark, Home Automation, Robots, Alibaba, Fitbit, Vacuum, Roomba, Irobot, Science and Technology, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Home Appliances, Vacuum Cleaner, Harlow, Floors, Technology Internet


Major Utilities Are Gearing Up to Install EV Charging Stations Across 16 States

It could soon become a lot easier to take an electric car on some pretty cool road trips. A group of powerful utilities said Tuesday that they’re teaming up to make chargers for electric cars more accessible on highways.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Science, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Electric Car, Duke Energy, Charging Station, Entergy, Better Place, American Electric Power, Business Finance, Dominion Energy, Kathy Harris, Service Industries, Home Energy Upgrades From Public Utilities


5G Conspiracy Theories Are Fueling an Entire Economy of Scammy Gadgets

It’s an unfortunate truth that snake oil salesmen lurk behind every corner of the internet, waiting for the next conspiracy or wellness fad so they can swoop in with cure-all wares and rob people of their hard-earned cash. It’s also true that people generally fear the unknown—and new technology slots neatly into that…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Internet Of Things, Transparency, Science, Technology, Etsy, Ebay, Pandora, Telecommunications, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, US Food and Drug Administration, Shungite, Technology Forecasting, 5g Scam Products


How This Ancient, Defleshed Human Skull Ended Up in Such a Strange Spot

Archaeologists may have finally figured out how a 5,300-year-old skull ended up on the ledge of a deep vertical cave shaft in northern Italy. Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Articles, Archaeology, Skull, Mummy, Neanderthal, Marcel Loubens, Alessia Zielo, Human Skull Symbolism, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Vertebrate Anatomy


Scientists spotted a 'space hurricane' swirling above the magnetic north pole. It was raining charged solar particles.

An illustration of a space hurricane above the North Pole. Qing-He Zhang/Shandong University Scientists confirmed in a new study that they spotted the first-ever space hurricane in August 2014. The storm swirled 125 miles above the magnetic north pole. Instead of dropping water, the space hurricane rained electrons — which can wreak havoc on satellites. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Typical hurricanes are easy to spot in satellite imagery: Swirling clouds surround...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hurricane, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Nature Communications, University of Reading, Lockwood, Michael Lockwood, Aylin Woodward, Solar Storms


With J&J's vaccine, the US will have enough coronavirus shots for every adult in May, Biden says. Here's your vaccination timeline.

A trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine. Janssen The US has authorized three coronavirus vaccines: from Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer. With the doses from J&J, the US could finish vaccinating priority groups in March. The US could distribute 500 million doses by the end of May — enough to vaccinate all of its adult population. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A shot for every American. Political leaders a...
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Activision Blizzard Hires Bush-Era Torture Apologist As Chief Compliance Officer

Activision Blizzard announced yesterday that Frances F. Townsend, a former George W. Bush-era counterterrorism appointee and torture apologist, would become its new head of compliance, in charge of making sure the company doesn’t run afoul of the varying laws and regulations throughout all of the countries the Call of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Violence, Bill, Torture, George W Bush, War On Terror, Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Waterboarding, Activision Blizzard, Bush, John Roberts, Tom Ridge, Abu Ghraib, Hayden


A Chinese Province Could Ban Bitcoin Mining to Cut Down Energy Use

Over the past decade, bitcoin has put increasing stress on the largely coal-powered grid of China’s Inner Mongolia. Now, the province is clamping down. Late last week, province officials announced plans to ban all new bitcoin and other cryptocurrency mining ventures and quickly phase out existing activity in order to…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Environment, Articles, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Xi Jinping, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Inner Mongolia, Proof of Stake, Payment Systems


Dr. Fauci has a stunningly simple way to explain how Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine differs from Pfizer and Moderna shots

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House press briefing on January 21, 2021 in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images There are now 3 different COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the US. Two are mRNA-based (Pfizer, Moderna), while one is an adenovirus (Johnson & Johnson). Dr. Fauci explained how they differ in action, but said "the ultimate end game" is the same.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. ...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, Washington Dc, Pfizer, Johnson, Biden, Anthony Fauci, McKesson, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Saul Loeb


Necromancy: Scientists built a robot that can hear through a dead locust’s ear

A team of scientists from Tel-Aviv University have successfully given a robot the ability to hear sounds through the use of a dead locust’s ear. What? Seriously. A university press release highlighting the team’s work had this to say: Researchers at Tel Aviv University report that they have successfully connected the ear of a dead locust to a robot that receives the ear’s electrical signals and responds accordingly. The result is extraordinary: When the researchers clap once, the locust’s ear he...
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