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Rare Arctic walrus spotted off the coast of Ireland may have drifted far from home during a nap, one expert said

This April 13, 2004 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a large Pacific bull walrus on ice in the Bering Sea. Joel Garlich-Miller/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP An Arctic walrus found itself thousands of miles from home this weekend off the coast of Ireland. Marine biologists agree the walrus is likely quite young based on the size of its tusks. One expert theorized the animal drifted far from home after falling asleep on an iceberg See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Bbc, BBC News, Marine, Atlantic, Daily Mail, Ireland, Wwf, Arctic, Greenland, Pacific, North Atlantic, Arctic Circle, Wildlife Service


This Machine Creates 3D Objects In Seconds

When we think of 3D printing we usually think of a little robot that squirts out endless lines of plastic onto a surface. But vacuum forming—smoothing a sheet of thin plastic over an object to make a hollow copy—has been around much longer and is the premise behind Myyard’s Formart 2.Read more...
Tags: Science, Economy, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Visual Effects, 3d Imaging, Emerging Technologies, Forming, Industrial Processes, Economic Sectors, Secondary Sector Of The Economy, 3d Computer Graphics, Vacuum Forming, Myyard, Formart


California Passes New Regulation Banning "Dark Patterns" Under Landmark Privacy Law

New regulations were approved under California’s Consumer Privacy Act on Monday that will prohibit the use of so-called dark patterns — tricks deployed by websites or apps that seek to frustrate or bamboozle users into doing things they wouldn’t normally do.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Identity Management, California, Articles, Social Issues, Data Protection, California AG, Xavier Becerra, CCPA, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Consumer Privacy, Information Privacy, California Consumer Privacy Act, Technology Internet


Apparently the Pentagon Is Thinking of Giving Jetpacks a Try

If you need further proof that we are living in a literal science fiction movie right now, look no further than the fact that the U.S. Defense Department is thinking about strapping jetpacks onto its special forces cadres. Well, actually the term they are using is “portable personal air mobility system,” but you get…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Darpa, Pentagon, Science and Technology, U S Defense Department, Jet pack, Human Activities, Technology Internet, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


Coronavirus live news: keep using AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, says WHO

Health body says it hasn’t found association between blood clots and jab ... Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Indonesia pause AstraZeneca injections Benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMAEurope’s caution over Oxford vaccine about more than the scienceWhich European states have paused AstraZeneca jabs?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.00am GMT Immigration New Zealand has granted 126 foreign nationals “critical worker” ...
Tags: Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, New Zealand, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Auckland, New Zealand Herald, Soumya Swaminathan, Coronavirus, AstraZeneca Oxford, Oxford AstraZeneca


People infected with the coronavirus variant found in the UK are up to 64% more likely to die than those with other strains

Medical workers bring a patient out of an ambulance outside Royal London Hospital, in London, January 15, 2021. A coronavirus variant first detected in the UK is deadlier than the original version of the virus. People infected with the strain, B.1.1.7, are 55% to 64% more likely to die from COVID-19. Existing vaccines seem to work against B.1.1.7, though other variants can evade vaccine-induced antibodies. See more stories on Insider's business page. The data is in: People infected w...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, London, News, Wales, US, Trends, Research, South Africa, Brazil, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer


Opioid overdoses in the US are surging, and it's hitting the people most vulnerable to the pandemic

This illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken on September 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images Opioid overdoses have surged throughout the pandemic, reaching a record last year. The rise significantly impacted communities already vulnerable to the pandemic. Latino and Black communities across the US are recording higher rises in overdose deaths. See more stories on Insider's business page. Opioid...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Washington, Boston, Nbc News, US, Trends, Deaths, Philadelphia, Npr, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, American Medical Association, Casa Esperanza, Opioids, Eric Baradat


Everything to Remember Before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Just two weeks after the end of WandaVision, the next story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to be told. (Which is nice considering we waited well over a year between the last two installments.) That story is called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the six-episode Disney+ series will center on two of…Read more...
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Facebook and News Corp Have Reached a Three Year News Distribution Deal

After temporarily disabling Australian news organizations’ ability to share news links in February, Facebook announced on Monday that it had reached a licensing agreement with the news giant News Corp. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Companies, Nick Clegg, News Corporation, News Corp, News Media, News Corp Australia, The Daily Telegraph, Facebook News, Business Finance, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet, News Media Bargaining Code, Newscomau


Astronomers Spotted a Black Hole Casually Gliding Through Space

Some 230 million light-years from Earth, there’s a black hole going places. These extraordinarily dense objects are usually found sitting at the center of a galaxy violently gobbling up matter, so it was a surprise when astronomers spotted this one moving out of step with its resident galaxy.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Earth, Black Hole, Black Holes, Galaxies, Radio Astronomy, Physical Sciences, Supermassive Black Hole, Astronomical Objects, Interacting Galaxies, Dominic Pesce, Megamaser


Got a question for Michelle Thaller? Ask it here!

Big Think's amazing audience has responded so well to our videos from NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller that we couldn't wait to bring her back for more! This March, she's ready to tackle any questions you're willing to throw at her, such as, "How big is the universe?" or "Am I really made of stardust?" or, "How long until Elon Musk starts a colony on Mars?" All you have to do is submit your questions to the form below, and we'll use them for an upcoming Q+A session with Michelle. You know ...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Mars, Michelle, Cosmos, Michelle Thaller, Michelle You, Ask an astronomer


Listen to the snap, crackle, pop of NASA's Perseverance rover zapping rocks on Mars with a laser

An image of the Mars surface captured by NASA's Perseverance rover on February 23, 2021. NASA Microphones on NASA's Perseverance rover have recorded more audio from Mars. The latest sounds are of the rover's lasers vaporizing rocks to study Mars' surface. Perseverance sent back audio of a Martian breeze last month - the first clip ever recorded on Mars. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance rover has begun zapping Martian rocks with lasers...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Phoenix, Cape Canaveral Florida, NASA JPL Caltech, EDL, Maaz, Aylin Woodward, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover, Dave Gruel


Amazon Prime Video Is Testing a Shuffle Feature Now, Too

Amazon’s streaming service is currently testing a shuffle tool that could help switch up your binge-watching routine.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Friends, Netflix, Shuffle, Eroge, Visual Novels, Prime Video, Windows Games, Robert Stack, Distributed Computing, Creative Works, Technology Internet, Concurrent Computing, Card Shuffling, Bishojo Games


Disney+ Series Earth Moods Is Just What I've Been Looking For

For those of us who turn to nature sounds when we’ve got the weirds, a new Disney+ series looks like it may fit the bill.Read more...
Tags: Science, Neil Davidge, Entertainment Culture


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If Alex Cranz were a participant in this post, she would almost certainly include a photo of the “bye bitch” vape she has or any number of GIFs that are surely criminal in at least half a dozen states at whoever was being roasted. Unfortunately for all of us, after five years, she is not a roaster but the roastee.…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Comedy, Science, Microsoft, Albums, Therapy, Tim Cook, Justice League, The Onion, Gizmodo, Gawker Media, James Whitbrook, Kiera, Mario Aguilar, Mulholland Drive, Germain Lussier


The 10 Best Deals of March 15, 2021

Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Echo, Science, Technology, Disney, Best Buy, Lego, Telecommunications, Ferrari, Computing, Dell, Razer, Alienware, Audi, Amazon Echo


Zoom Escaper Is a Soundboard Designed to 'Self-Sabotage' Your Video Meetings

After a year of working from home, many of us are sick and tired of endless video meetings. Now we have an excuse to get out of these conference calls with a new tool called Zoom Escaper.Read more...
Tags: Science, Zoom, Sam Lavigne, Web Conferencing, Videotelephony, Technology Internet


White Republicans are more likely to reject the COVID-19 vaccine than any other group in America

Anadolu Agency / Contributor Anadolu More than half of white Republicans said they were unsure or would not take a COVID-19 vaccine. They were less inclined to get a COVID-19 vaccine compared to Black and Latinx Americans. Still, Black and Latinx Americans are getting fewer vaccines and dying at higher rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three months into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US, rates of vaccine acceptance have steadily climbed for Black and Latinx Ameri...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Race, US, America, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Indiana University, Anadolu Agency, Fauci, Paul Offit, Political Parties, NPR PBS NewsHour Marist Poll


Indicted CEO of Encrypted Phone Firm Says Drug Charges Are Attack on the 'Right to Privacy'

Sky Global CEO Jean-Francois Eap, who the Department of Justice indicted last week for his alleged role in providing encryption tech to international drug cartels, has shot back that the government is targeting him to destroy the “fundamental right to privacy.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Malware, Encryption, Cryptography, Data Protection, Department Of Justice, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Internet Privacy, Computer Network Security, Vincent Ramos, Law Crime, Jean Francois Eap, Thomas Herdman


Why Rainbows Look Different in Hawaii

Rain and sunlight are the key ingredients of rainbows, but many other environmental factors are required to consistently pull off this visual trick, as new research shows.Read more...
Tags: Cloud, Science, Environment, Articles, Hawaii, Rain, Rainbow, Earth Sciences, Moonbow, Physical Geography, Steven Businger, Atmospheric Optical Phenomena


Orijin’s Thinking Egg II Is a Pocketable Way To Keep Yourself Focused

Thinking Egg II | $16 | KickstarterRead more...
Tags: Science, Kickstarter, Orijin, English Language Films


The AstraZeneca Vaccine Can't Catch a Break

The covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is once again running into trouble. On Monday, Germany, France, and Italy became the latest countries to suspend their rollout of the vaccine over concerns that it may increase the risk of blood clots. However, many experts and regulators say…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Data, Medical Research, Italy, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Oxford University, Clinical Trials, Germany France, B, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma


Researchers Are Working on a Virtual Phone Virus That 'Mimics' the Spread of Covid-19

In an effort to assist the evolving science of contact tracing, researchers have created a virtual phone virus that is meant to “mimic” the spread of Covid-19. By “infecting” phones within a controlled environment, the researchers hope to gain a better understanding of the trajectory of viruses as they proliferate…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, Articles, Virus, Public Health, Pandemics, Mass Surveillance, Epidemiology, Contact Tracing, Coronavirus Disease, Zoonoses, Technology Internet, Covid 19 Apps


How convalescent plasma could be used to treat new variants of the coronavirus - especially where vaccines are scarce

A medical worker shows convalescent plasma taken from a recovered COVID-19 patient at the Indonesian Red Cross, Surabaya City. Patrik Cahyo Lumintu / Opn Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Convalescent plasma could still be a crucial coronavirus treatment, says an immunology professor. Plasma is donated by recovered patients, providing an injection of virus-fighting antibodies. "Most patients - even in very poor countries - can make plasma," Dr. Arturo Casadevall said. Visit the Busine...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Philippines, Food And Drug Administration, Argentina, Fda, Navajo Nation, Oxford University, Donald Trump, Antibodies, Charles Davis, Johns Hopkins, Trump


Million-Year-Old Plants Show Greenland Was Once Ice-Free

Jars of dirt taken from a Cold War-era military caper and lost in a freezer for decades could hold crucial new information about climate change and sea level rise. A study published on Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists says that plant fossils found in a sample of dirt collected from a mile…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Greenland, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Greenland Ice Sheet, Effects Of Climate Change, Glaciology, Cryosphere, Ice Core, National Academy of Scientists, Ice Sheets, Physical Geography, James Bond Esque, Camp Century, Project Iceworm


13 WandaVision Facts Magically Revealed in Its Making-of Documentary

With a week off between brand new Marvel shows, what’s a fan to do? Thankfully, Disney+ delivered with a brand new one-hour special called Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of WandaVision, which dives into how the entire show was made. Even though it’s relatively short, it’s jam-packed with cool facts and tidbits.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Vision, Paul Bettany, Dick Van Dyke, Elizabeth Olsen, Spider Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agatha, Kathryn Hahn, Kevin Feige, Teyonah Parris, Outback Steakhouse


Plant Fossils Found on a Cold War Expedition Contain an Ominous Climate Message

Jars of dirt taken from a Cold War-era military caper and lost in a freezer for decades could hold crucial new information about climate change and sea level rise. A study published on Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists says that plant fossils found in a sample of dirt collected from a mile…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Greenland, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Greenland Ice Sheet, Effects Of Climate Change, Glaciology, Cryosphere, Ice Core, National Academy of Scientists, Ice Sheets, Physical Geography, James Bond Esque, Camp Century, Project Iceworm


‘Invisible’ Deep-Sea Bacteria Cause Researchers to Rethink Human Immune Systems

Researchers have found microbes in the deep sea that are completely invisible to the human immune system, a somewhat unnerving discovery that suggests our bodies’ seemingly universal ability to recognize bacteria isn’t so all-inclusive.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Bacteria, Immune System, Microbiology, Jonathan Kagan, Alison Scott, Branches Of Biology, Bacteriology, Microorganism, Marine Microorganisms, Glycolipids, Randi Rotjan, Lipopolysaccharide


The NFT Art Heists May Have Begun

Nifty Gateway—an NFT marketplace that was bought out by the Winklevoss twins back in 2019—announced on Monday morning some of its users were swept up in a small-scale hack that saw their accounts and credit cards compromised. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Software, Computing, Hacker, Credit Card, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, NFT, Winklevoss, Payment Systems, Cross Platform Software, Law Crime, Michael Miraflor


Biden promises 100 million COVID-19 shots and 100 million stimulus checks in the next 10 days

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 relief package in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Washington Patrick Semansky/AP Biden pledged to get 100 million shots in arms and 100 million checks in pockets in the next 10 days. As of March 12, the US has already administered 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. $1,400 stimulus checks from the American Rescue Plan are starting to hit Americans' bank accounts. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Gene Sperling, Stimulus, Irs



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