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Space Tourism and Industry to Get to Colonization Critical Mass

Could space tourism enable lunar and orbital colonization to reach critical mass? I view colonization critical mass to be over 300k people. Around 1745, the American colonies passed a population of 1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Space, Science, Technology, Future, World, Military, Tourism, Moon, Innovation, Population, Mars, Colonization


Apple Security Fixes Mean it's Time to Update Your iPhones, iPads, Macs and Watches

A newly released set of security fixes from Apple is “recommended for all users,” meaning that for anyone with an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch, it’s probably time for an update. Read more...
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The Privacy Problem With Android's 'Choice' Screen

About a year and a half ago, Google began auctioning off the chance to be one of the search engines that European users could choose as their default on Android devices. And for the past year and a half, we’ve seen some familiar ad-targeting giants continue to take those expensive slots. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Drive, Science, Microsoft, Google Search, Chrome Os, Computing, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Computer Architecture, Technology Internet, United Internet Ag


Women reported worse side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine than men, CDC study shows

lechatnoir/Getty Images More women reported they experienced side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, a CDC study showed. The survey conducted by the CDC analyzed more than 13 million vaccine recipients as of January 13. Women made up nearly 80% of the 7,000 recipients who reported side effects. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Women made up a majority of those reporting adverse effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Women, Trends, Pennsylvania, The Times, The New York Times, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Klein, State College, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


Gab Hacked Again After Glorifying Jesus Too Hard

In a move that will undoubtedly be met with cheers from the faithless masses, far-right social network and beacon of Christianity Gab announced on Monday that the site was temporarily offline pending an investigation into an apparent security breach.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Social Media, Hacktivism, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Real Time Web, Jesus Christ, Gab, Parler, Emma Best, Distributed Denial Of Secrets, Ddosecrets, Alt Tech, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


How to Use a Hardware Wallet to Store Your Crypto

Keeping your cryptocurrency in the exchange where you bought it, be it Kraken, Coinbase, or Gemini, is inherently dangerous. Most of us will dip a toe into the crypto markets by visiting one of these markets and buying a few hundred dollars in currency. But then what do you do with it? Well, you can buy a wallet to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Wallet, Articles, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Gemini, Blockchain, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Cryptocurrency Wallet, Payment Systems, Technology Internet, Online Wallet


MyPillow Guy Says He’s Starting Some Kind of Little Twitter Platform That’s 'Not Just Like a Little Twitter Platform'

Mike Lindell, America’s pillow man, may be being sued for $1.3 billion for spreading hoax, pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theories claiming election tech manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems engaged in massive fraud to get Joe Biden into office. But soon that might only be a sliver of the MyPillow founder’s riches,…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Joe Biden, Software, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Alphabet, Lindell, Mike Lindell, My Pillow, Charlie Kirk, Dominion Voting Systems, Mike Lindell America


Photos from 1 year ago show how little the US understood about the pandemic to come

Jaime Jaquez Jr. of the UCLA Bruins celebrates with the crowd after defeating the Arizona Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on February 29, 2020. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images A year ago, public-health officials didn't fully understand how the coronavirus spreads. Masks weren't yet recommended. Photos from early March 2020 show people blowing their noses in public, meeting at bars, and attending college basketball games. Visit the Business section of Insider f...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Cdc, White House, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features


Zack Snyder's Justice League Was Available Today on HBO Max (Briefly)

Almost like the Flash had smashed time and space, for a moment, March 8 jumped ahead and became March 18: Zack Snyder’s Justice League was on HBO Max. Then, just as quickly, it was gone.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Justice League, Batman, Tom, Jerry, Zack Snyder, Ryan Parker, Tom And Jerry, Home Box Office Inc, zack Snyders justice league, Creative Works, English Language Films, Batman In Film, Movie Channels


Rare meteorite chunk traced by scientists to Gloucestershire driveway

‘Dream come true’ to locate first carbonaceous chondrite seen in UK, part of fireball that caused sonic boom A lump of a rare meteorite that lit up the night sky over the UK and northern Europe last week has been recovered from a driveway in Gloucestershire.The fragment, weighing nearly 300 grams, and other pieces of the space rock were located after scientists reconstructed the flight path of the fireball that unleashed a sonic boom as it tore across the sky shortly before 10pm UK time on Sunda...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, Science, Meteors, Gloucestershire


If Skynet Takes Over, Try Writing ‘Robot’ on Your Shirt

Tricking a terminator into not shooting you might be as simple as wearing a giant sign that says ROBOT, at least until Elon Musk-backed research outfit OpenAI trains their image recognition system not to misidentify things based on some scribbles from a Sharpie.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Ipod, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Skynet, Cybernetics, Openai, Spider Man, Neuron, Neural Network, Emerging Technologies, Computational Neuroscience, Artificial Neural Network


A Twitch Streamer Unearthed Cards From A Fake '90s Pokémon Ripoff, And Fans Are Pretending The Series Was Real All Along [UPDATE]

There’s elaborate performance art, and then there’s what renowned Twitch jester Jerma did over the weekend. In a truly inspired stream, he parodied the recent Pokémon booster pack craze by going out into the Nevada desert and pretending to excavate a chest seemingly full of unopened Pokémon cards from 1997. They…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pokemon, Nevada, Livestreaming, Twitch, Alex, Kotaku, Ash Ketchum, Grotto, Mass Media, Fictional Characters, Fads, Video Games Developed In Japan, Role Playing Video Games, Fads And Trends, Video Game Controversies


Microsoft's 'Crazy Huge Hack,’ Explained

Last week, Microsoft announced that the on-premises version of its widely used email and calendaring product Exchange had several previously undisclosed security flaws. These flaws, the company said, were being used by foreign threat actors to hack into the networks of U.S. businesses and governments, primarily to…Read more...
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Cleanup Costs at the Damaged Arecibo Observatory Could Reach $50 Million

A new estimate suggests it’ll cost somewhere between $30 million and $50 million to clean up the mess created by the collapse of the iconic Arecibo Observatory dish late last year, according to an NSF report detailing the aftermath of the disaster and possible next steps.Read more...
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The io9 Coven Breaks Down the Highs and Lows of WandaVision

WandaVision has come to a close, and with it, Wanda Maximoff and her synthezoid paramour have been forever changed. But now that the dust’s settled on a magically messed up Westview, io9's very own Charles Pulliam-Moore, James Whitbrook, Jill Pantozzi, and Germain Lussier created their very own grief induced…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Thanos, Wanda, Vision, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Whitbrook, Monica, Tom King, Carol Danvers, Lupita, James Robinson, Nakia, Kathryn Hahn


A Twitch Streamer Unearthed Cards From A Fake '90s Pokémon Ripoff, And Fans Are Pretending The Series Was Real All Along

There’s elaborate performance art, and then there’s what renowned Twitch jester Jerma did over the weekend. In a truly inspired stream, he parodied the recent Pokémon booster pack craze by going out into the Nevada desert and pretending to excavate a chest seemingly full of unopened Pokémon cards from 1997. They…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pokemon, Nevada, Twitch, Beast, Fads, Fads And Trends, Veggiroo, Grotto Beasts, Jerma, Joshua Bonde


We Have a Chance to Keep the Tropics Habitable

If we can hit the most aggressive targets set by the Paris Agreement, we could stave off the worst health impacts for people living in one of the most climate-vulnerable areas on Earth. A study published Monday in Nature Geoscience projects that the tropics will stay habitable to humans if we can keep warming below…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Earth, Meteorology, Temperature, Fahrenheit, Yi Zhang, Humidity, Heat Wave, Physical Geography, Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Psychrometrics, Dry Bulb Temperature, Thermodynamic Temperature, Wet Bulb Temperature


Space Jam 2's New Legacy Doesn't Include a Certain Sexually Predatory Skunk

Space Jam: A New Legacy has “canceled” Pepé le Pew. You might assume a kids’ movie dropping a character whose sole characteristic is his desire to molest female characters without their consent is an unequivocally good thing, but it’s actually more complicated than you might think.Read more...
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CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Socialize Indoors Unmasked, With a Few Exceptions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have come out with new guidelines for people who are vaccinated against covid-19. Chief among them is the reassurance that fully vaccinated people can safely spend time indoors unmasked with other vaccinated people and even unvaccinated people in certain situations. It…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


Don’t squander the Stem switch-on

The pandemic has forced a digital migration in education. We must capitalise on that opportunity The post Don’t squander the Stem switch-on appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Technology, Education, Africa, Stem, Engineering, Mathematics, Inequality, Online Learning, Openaccess, Digital Learning, Top Six, Early Learning, COVID-19


The One Thing About Raya and the Last Dragon That Never Changed

Whether it hails from Pixar or Disney Animation, an animated feature film from Disney is never the same at the end as it is at the beginning. The production model is such that, in the years it takes to make a movie like Raya and the Last Dragon, anything and everything can change—as long as that change makes it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, It, Pixar, FANG, Don Hall, Raya, Disney Animation, Kelly Marie Tran, Osnat Shurer, Raya And The Last Dragon, Creative Works, English Language Films, Izaac Wang, Entertainment Culture




Elon Musk Is Reportedly Plugging a Giant Battery Into Texas

If the Texas power crisis taught us anything, it’s that the state has some serious infrastructure issues that not even the state’s regulators are prepared to fix. Thankfully, everyone’s favorite high-profile Twitter troll, Elon Musk, might have a plan: a giant battery ready to plug more than 16,000 homes’ worth of…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Environment, Cars, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Motor Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks, Tesla Inc, Sports Sedans, Car Classifications, Electric Battery


Scientists Warn Diphtheria Is on the Rise, Could Become Major Global Threat Again

A nearly vanquished infectious disease looks to be making a comeback. In a new paper this week, scientists warn that cases of diphtheria have gradually increased in recent years, while there are signs that antibiotics and vaccines against the bacteria could be in danger of losing their potency as the germ continues to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Vaccine, Vaccines, Diphtheria, Clinical Medicine, AntiToxin, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Corynebacterium Diphtheriae, Bacterial Diseases, Gram Positive Bacteria, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Corynebacterineae


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Italy goes past 100,000; vaccinated people can meet indoors, says US

Italian PM reiterates pledge to speed up the vaccination programme; fully-vaccinated Americans can meet indoors without social distancing or masksCovid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection controlHow do we track and measure new variants of coronavirus?Dutch clubbers hit dancefloor for study into easing lockdownHow pandemic may finally sink Kashmir’s famous houseboatsUK coronavirus updates – live 6.22pm GMT Most Dutch coronavirus restrictions must remain in place for now, p...
Tags: Science, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Mario Draghi, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Norway, Kashmir, Mark Rutte, Rutte, Europe Italy, Coronavirus, Outbreak Management Team


Brain activity data may improve stock market forecasts, study shows

US research suggests scans offer better price predictions than the actual choices investors makeFrom never trading during the first 30 minutes, to not returning to a stock for a third time, financial investors have a stack of superstitions for predicting stock price changes. Now neuroscientists may have hit upon a more accurate prediction tool: scans of people’s brain activity just before they make investment choices.A study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests brain activity may be a better ...
Tags: Science, US, Neuroscience, Investing, US news, Stock Markets


A new lab study reveals troubling signs that Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 shots could be far less effective against the variant first found in South Africa

Hartford HealthCare's Colleen Teevan administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to a front-line healthcare worker outside of Hartford Hospital. AP Photo/Jessica Hill Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 shots were at least 10 times less effective against a coronavirus variant in a new study.  Researchers tested the vaccines on the variant first found in South Africa, which is now in 20 US states. A mutation on the variant called E484K appeared to be a "major contributor," the study auth...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Columbia University, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hartford Hospital


Mars Rover Landing Site Named After Sci-Fi Legend Octavia Butler

That magical spot in Jezero crater where NASA’s Perseverance rover made its historic landing last month has been named “Octavia E. Butler Landing” in honor of the late sci-fi author.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Rover, PERCY, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hugo, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Jezero, Thomas Zurbuchen, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System


A new lab study shows troubling signs that Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 shots could be far less effective against the variant first found in South Africa

Hartford HealthCare's Colleen Teevan administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to a frontline healthcare worker outside of Hartford Hospital. AP Photo/Jessica Hill Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 shots were at least 10 times less effective against a coronavirus variant in a new study. Researchers tested the vaccines on the variant first found in South Africa, which is now in 20 US states. A mutation on the variant called E484K appeared to be a "major contributor," the study a...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Columbia University, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Hartford Hospital, Moderna, Hartford Healthcare


Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 shots were 10 times less effective against the variant first found in South Africa in a new study

Hartford HealthCare's Colleen Teevan administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to a front-line healthcare worker outside of Hartford Hospital. AP Photo/Jessica Hill Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 shots were at least 10 times less effective against a coronavirus variant in a new study.  Researchers tested the vaccines on the variant first found in South Africa, which is now in 20 US states. A mutation on the variant called E484K appeared to be a "major contributor," the study auth...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Columbia University, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hartford Hospital



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