Black clergy bridge worship and service to help address COVID-19 disparities in their communities

Bible-Based Fellowship Church partnered with the Pasco County Health Department, and Army National Guard to assist residents who are 65 and older to administer the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on February 13, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Black clergy are working to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on their communities. Some are hosting vaccination clinics at their churches to help expand access. So far, only 7% of those who have been vaccinated are Black, ...
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China and Russia unveil joint plan for lunar space station

Russian space agency Roscomos and Chinese counterpart CNSA to develop research facilities on surface of moon or in its orbitRussia and China have unveiled plans for a joint lunar space station, with the Russian space agency Roscomos saying it has signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) to develop a “complex of experimental research facilities created on the surface and/or in the orbit of the moon”.The CNSA, for its part, said the project was “open to all interested ...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, China, Russia, Asia Pacific, The moon, Roscomos, CNSA, China 's National Space Administration CNSA

Elon Musk Explains Why the Starship SN10 Prototype Exploded After Landing

The third high-altitude test of a SpaceX Starship prototype ended with a successful landing on March 3 — and then, moments later, ended for a second time with an explosion.Read more...
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Hackers Target Surveillance Firm, Exposing 150,000 Live Camera Feeds in Hospitals, Jails, and Tesla

A hacker group claims to have broken into the networks of cloud-based surveillance startup Verkada, gaining unfiltered access to thousands and thousands of live security camera feeds in the process.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Tesla, Cybercrime, Internet Security, Computing, Hacker, Cloudflare, Cyberwarfare, Matthew, Matthew Prince, Computer Security, Verkada, Tillie Kottmann, Security Hacker

Cloud Gaming Platform Shadow Has Filed for Bankruptcy, a 'Victim of Its Success'

The company behind the cloud gaming platform Shadow has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and receivership in France, according to 9to5Google. Shadow recently posted an update to its blog confirming that it was undergoing a “reorganization” to get rid of the debt it had amassed building its cloud gaming platform in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, France, Cloud Computing, Software, Steam, Computing, Nvidia, Gizmodo, Cloud Gaming, Business Finance, GeForce Now, Fictional Characters, The Shadow, Google Stadia, In Video Gaming

Samsung's Next Galaxy Unpacked Event Set for March 17

Samsung’s last product launch was just two months ago, but it seems the Korean tech giant has enough shiny new devices to hold another Galaxy Unpacked event on March 17. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Att, Samsung Electronics, 5g, Samsung Galaxy, T Mobile, T Mobile US, Samsung Galaxy A51, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Mobile Phones, Technology Internet, Samsung Galaxy A90 5g

Medieval women 'put faith in birth girdles' to protect them during childbirth

New findings cement idea that ritual and religion was invoked using talismans to soothe nervesWith sky-high levels of maternal mortality, the science of obstetrics virtually nonexistent and the threat of infectious disease always around the corner, pregnant medieval women put their faith in talismans to bring them divine protection during childbirth.From amulets to precious stones, the list of items that the church lent to pregnant women was substantial, but the most popular lucky charm was a “b...
Tags: Science, Religion, Pregnancy, Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Durham University

T-Mobile Is Taking All of Your Sweet, Sweet Data… Unless You Tell It to Stop

Heads up, fellow T-Mobile customers: You might want to take a look at your mobile carrier’s privacy policy. Read more...
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Google Is Bringing an Apple-Like Handoff Feature to Android Phones and Chromebooks

It’s hard to believe Chrome OS has already been around for a decade, but to celebrate the Chromebook’s 10th birthday, Google is releasing a bunch of new features to improve productivity, connectivity, and more. Read more...
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Alien's In, Metal Gear's Out, and More of the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to , io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, there’s bad news for fans of Solid Snake, good news for the fans of Xenomorphs, and downright weird news for the final days of Kickstarter’s third RPG Zine Quest event.Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Disney, Kickstarter, Human Behavior, Role playing games, RPG, Parker, Hideo Kojima, Brett, Lambert, Konami, Scott Rogers, Luke Crane, Xenomorphs, Role Playing Game

Facebook Details Its Dream for AR Glasses, and Honestly, I Don't Hate It

It’s well-known that Facebook’s partnering with Ray-Ban to develop a pair of augmented reality glasses. What’s less clear is how Facebook envisions these glasses will function, and how the company imagines people will interact with the device. A new Facebook Reality Labs blog sheds a little light on that front—and it…Read more...
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No, Mark Zuckerberg, Virtual Reality Goggles Won't Solve the Climate Crisis

The billionaires are once again claiming that tech will save us. In an interview published Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that by the end of this decade, he expects we’ll all have access to virtual reality goggles that will allow us to feel like we’re teleporting into other people’s houses and hanging out.…Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of March 9, 2021

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Disney Zooms Past 100 Million Subscribers as It Aims for 100 New Titles Each Year

A little over a year after its launch, Disney says it has already reached an astonishing 100 million subscribers.Read more...
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Expert Panel Calls for More Smokers to Get Tested for Lung Cancer Starting at 50 Years Old

More people with a long history of smoking should be tested annually for lung cancer, even if they’ve quit in recent years, according to new guidance released Tuesday by a government-backed panel of health experts.Read more...
Tags: Health, Medical Terminology, Science, Medicine, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention, Screening, Cancer Screening, Health Sciences, Preventive Healthcare, Rafael Meza, Health Medical Pharma, Health Effects Of Tobacco, Lung Cancer Screening

Security Flaw in iPhone App Could Have Let Anyone Listen To Your Recordings

In terms of privacy nightmares, this one is pretty bad: a glaring security flaw in a popular iPhone call recorder app would have let literally anyone listen to a user’s recordings if they knew their target’s phone number.Read more...
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The Sonos Roam Is the First Actually Portable Sonos Speaker

When Sonos came out with its first Bluetooth speaker, the Move, it was technically portable as in you could lug it around. But it was both gigantic and heavy compared to other Bluetooth speakers. The kicker? It cost $400. Well, it seems that over the past two years, Sonos has gone back to the drawing board and the…Read more...
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Recovery of Rare Meteorite a ‘Dream Come True’ for UK Scientists

A chunk of black rock dating back to the earliest days of the solar system has fallen onto a residential driveway in the UK. Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Environment, Geology, Geophysics, Astrobiology, Planetary Science, Applied Sciences, HANNAH, Meteorite, Ashley King, Richard Greenwood, In Science, Chondrite, Rob Wilcock, Nininger Meteorite Award

Red States Go to War Against Math

Conservatives have a new climate political football. Twelve Republican attorneys general, led by Missouri’s attorney general, filed a dramatic lawsuit against the Biden administration on Monday challenging what is, essentially, a complex math equation that has been in place for years. Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Environment, Articles, Barack Obama, Reagan, Missouri, Biden, Carbon Tax, Donald Trump, Climate Change Policy, Trump, Heritage Foundation, Environmental Policy, The Heritage, Michael Gerrard

Some Mandalorian Books Have Been Canceled, But Not for the Reason You Think

Fans looking forward to the universe of The Mandalorian expanding in print are going to be disappointed, as two future books centered on the Disney+ Star Wars franchise have been cancelled. But it’s not for the reason you think.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Boba Fett, Del Rey, Disney Star Wars, Pablo Hidalgo, Ahsoka Tano, Fortnite, Disney Publishing, Adam Christopher, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Phil Szostak, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians

PS4, Nvidia Shield, and Fire TV Are Getting More Free Streaming Apps

For those of us looking for more streaming options on a tight budget, you can’t beat free, right?Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Android TV, Chromecast, Telecommunications, Computing, Nvidia, Roku, Imdb, Tivo, Alice, Bosch, Fandango, VUDU, Judy Sheindlin, Blue Valentine

Some AMD Ryzen 5000 Processors Are Back in Stock

You are definitely not hallucinating that Micro Center display case full of AMD CPUs. Consumers can purchase AMD 5000-series CPUs again, and there seems to be plenty of stock to go around.Read more...
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Republicans' Rich White Friends Will Outlive Us All

Barring a series of increasingly tragic disasters, we’ll probably be hearing about pandemic-related political favors and mind-melting incompetence for years. Early signs also indicate that we’re in for an exhibition of bipartisan jockeying for the role of pandemic hero by the same agents of destruction. Thinking…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Social Issues, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Life Sciences, Hyatt, Trump, Mike Pence, Baptist Health, Bruce Rauner, Baptist Health South Florida, Kaiser Family Foundation, Ron DeSantis, Jen Psaki

Blue Origin will upgrade New Shepard rocket with the ability to simulate lunar gravity

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin will be providing NASA with a valuable scientific tool ahead of the U.S. space agency’s goal of returning to the Moon: The ability to run experiments in simulated lunar gravity much closer to home, in suborbital space. NASA revealed that Blue Origin will be modifying its reusable New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle to add Moon gravity approximation via rotation of the spacecraft’s capsule. That’ll effectively turn it into one big centrifuge, which will mean that object...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, United States, Space Tourism, Moon, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman

Fighting With Apple Over Your iPhone's Privacy Settings Is Now an International Trend

For years now, Apple’s earned a reputation for being possibly the only major tech company with a semi-decent set of privacy practices. But a new complaint lobbed against the company alleges that some of Apple’s more recent moves are less about privacy and more about gaining a leg up on its competitors—a claim Apple…Read more...
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The Next Generation of HIV Drugs Is Looking Really Promising

The next generation of medications and preventative treatments for HIV/AIDS continues to look promising. New research released Tuesday suggests that people can safely wear a vaginal ring-based treatment meant to prevent HIV infection for as long as three months. A monthly version of the same drug is already being…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Hiv, Social Issues, Prep, US Food and Drug Administration, Dapivirine, Hivaids, Clinical Medicine, Albert Liu, Medical Specialties, Prevention Of Hivaids, Health Medical Pharma, Zeda Rosenberg, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

How light-propelled robots will fly in the wafer-thin atmosphere of Mars

What goes up must come down, but as any aerodynamics engineer will tell you: getting it up is the hard part. On Earth, where our atmosphere is rather dense compared to many planets, we’re able to send aloft objects that are massive enough to be anchored to the ground through gravity via engineering based on simple physical science principles. As MIT puts it: Heavier-than-air flight is made possible by a careful balance of four physical forces: lift, drag, weight, and thrust. For flight, an aircr...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Mars, Neural

Tyrannosaur Teens Didn’t Have the Bone-Crushing Bite of Adults

Adult tyrannosaurs were basically bone crushing machines on two feet. New research suggests juvenile tyrannosaurs couldn’t match the same level of brutality, resulting in a distinctive bite that set them apart from their adult counterparts.Read more...
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The UN food systems summit will consider all stakeholders’ interests | Letter

Dr Agnes Kalibata responds to a report on the 2021 summit that she is leading as a special envoy for the UN secretary generalAs you note in your article (Farmers and rights groups boycott food summit over big business links, 4 March), farmers have for too long been on the fringes of global discussions about hunger, poverty and climate change, despite being the frontline of our food systems and the custodians of our natural resources.The UN food systems summit marks a momentous opportunity for fa...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, Environment, UK News, Poverty, Farming, Farmers, United Nations, Agriculture, Global development, Un, Sustainable Development, Food Security, Private sector, Agnes Kalibata

Vitamin D supplements may offer no Covid benefits, data suggests

Two studies fail to find evidence to support claims supplements protect against coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe idea that vitamin D supplements can reduce susceptibility to, and the severity of, Covid-19 is seductive – it offers a simple, elegant solution to a very complex and lethal problem. But analyses encompassing large European datasets suggest that the enthusiasm for the sunshine vitamin may be misplaced.Two still to be peer-reviewed papers looked...
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