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AT&T Is Not Happy About California's Net Neutrality Law

AT&T just lambasted California’s recently enacted net neutrality laws, blaming the state as the reason why it can no longer offer certain data features to consumers free of charge.Read more...
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New iPad Pros Are Potentially Launching in April

Amid a pandemic that has created a fresh need for many people to perform their essential work and school functions from home, sources in the know said Wednesday that Apple plans to expand its iPad Pro line in April.Read more...
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Space oddity Oumuamua probably shard of Pluto-like world, scientists say

Interstellar visitor likely made of frozen nitrogen, cookie-shaped rather than cigar, and not a comet or asteroid – while some stick to alien theoryOur solar system’s first known interstellar visitor is neither a comet nor asteroid as first suspected and looks nothing like a cigar. A new study says the mystery object is likely a remnant of a Pluto-like world and shaped like a cookie.Arizona State University astronomers report the strange 45-metre (148ft) object appears to be made of frozen nitro...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Pluto, Neptune, Arizona State University, Oumuamua, Triton Continue


These Tiny Chips Give Your DIY Projects Worldwide Cellular Connectivity

Particle is a component company for hobbyists and IT specialists that makes network-connected parts for DIY projects. For years they made mostly wifi devices, allowing users to connect things like robots and 3D printers to the internet. Now, they’ve announced a new system that offers global cellular connectivity for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Raspberry Pi, Electronics, Arduino, Embedded Systems, Breadboard, Microcontrollers, Business Finance, Adafruit Industries, Technology Internet, Physical Computing


An Alkaline Water Brand Is Making People Seriously Ill in Nevada, Officials Say

A brand of alkaline water is likely sickening people in Nevada, federal and local health officials say. At least 11 people in the state have come down with varying symptoms, including serious liver injury, after drinking “Real Water” products. People are being advised not to drink the stuff, while one family has since…Read more...
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Why COVID-19 and its side effects are riskier for pregnant people than a vaccine

Crystal Cox/Insider Getting COVID-19 while pregnant puts you at higher risk of severe disease and death from the virus. The vaccine hasn't led to increased risks among the 30,000 vaccinated pregnant women being tracked. COVID-19 and the vaccine can lead to symptoms, but the virus's can be longer-lasting and severe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Risk getting COVID-19 - or accept the unknown risks of the COVID-19 vaccine? That's the question many pregnant pe...
Tags: Science, Abc, Cdc, Pregnancy, US, Trends, Harvard, Pfizer, Vaccine, Childbirth, Johnson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Boston Globe, OB GYN, American College of Obstetricians, Madden


Tick Bites, Bad Breath, and Broken Bones: People Are Blaming the Covid-19 Vaccine for Anything

Regulators in many countries are collecting reports of adverse events that occur after a person gets a covid-19 vaccine. This data collection is crucial to being able to identify side effects that may not have shown up during clinical trials. But in the UK at least, patients and doctors are reporting a wide range of…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Emer Cooke, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccines, Adenoviridae


NASA's Perseverance rover recorded the screechy sounds of its own driving on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover taken by its onboard Navigation Camera, March 7, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech Microphones on NASA's Perseverance rover have recorded sounds of it driving on Mars. Perseverance has also sent back audio of a Martian breeze and of its lasers vaporizing rocks. The rover's mics will keep collecting and transmitting audio over its two-year mission. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance rover has started taking joy ride...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Sounds, Mars, Phoenix, EDL, Jezero, Aylin Woodward, Perseverance Mars Rover, Dave Gruel, Gruel, Vandi Verma


NASA's Perseverance rover is preparing to drop a helicopter from its belly and watch it fly on Mars

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is about to drop a helicopter from its belly and film its flights. Ingenuity is the first space rotocraft, and it could pioneer a new way to explore other planets. NASA announced that the helicopter will start flying as early as the first week of April. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is ab...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wright Brothers, Matt Wallace, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity


Older people more likely to catch Covid a second time

Study finds under-65s have about 80% protection from virus for at least six months but over-65s only 47% Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOlder people who have recovered from Covid cannot assume they are immune from a second attack, according to a new study that shows the under-65s are much less susceptible to reinfection.The study carried out in Denmark found that the under-65s had about 80% protection for at least six months from catching Covid a second time. But the...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Denmark, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


Despite what the CDC says, domestic travel is safe for fully vaccinated people, even Biden is doing it

President Biden got his first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in December, and his second dose in January, so he's now fully vaccinated. (It takes about 2 weeks after the final dose for protection to fully kick in, the CDC says.) Joshua Roberts/Getty Images, Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Hilary Brueck/Insider The CDC still says "do not travel." But President Biden, who has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, is darting around the country. Leading ind...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Fema, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci


RIP Piracy on YouTube?

Anyone with hit with a copyright claim on YouTube can probably tell you about the complicated, confusing, and drawn out hassle that comes with them. Thankfully, the platform is releasing a tool to proactively notify creators about their video’s potential copyright issues before they’re published.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Social Media, Copyright, Software, Computing, Mashup, Content Id, Video Hosting, Alphabet Inc, Matt Navarra, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Mouse Embryos Grow Successfully in Beakers, a Step Toward an Artificial Womb

Quivering with life, the developing mice moved ever-so-slightly in their vials. Just a few days since they were fertilized, the rodent embryos were minuscule—smaller than an Aspirin tablet—but their existence a is monumental feat: they developed in an artificial uterus, a first in early mammalian science and a big…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Stem Cells, Pokemon, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Embryo, Obstetrics, Developmental Biology, Jose Polo, Branches Of Biology, Embryology, Health Medical Pharma, Harman On Time Radio, Jacob Hanna, Artificial Womb


This Surveillance Company Claims It Can Track Nearly Any Car in Real-Time

A defense contractor that claims to have access to motor vehicle location data on a global scale says it wants to use that data to help U.S. federal agencies conduct more efficient spying and military operations. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Articles, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Ford, Chrysler, National Security, Espionage, Bmw, Honda, Hyundai, Military Intelligence, Global Positioning System, Ron Wyden, Mckinsey


6 Essential Creepshow Horror Stories From Season 1

Stacked with killer talent both in front of and behind the camera, Shudder’s hit series Creepshow—based on the films from Stephen King and George A. Romero—returns soon for season two, with a third installment on the way. Each episode contains two stories, so we’re sharing our favorites from the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, Bob, Rose, Joe Hill, Tobin Bell, Clark, Stan, Giancarlo Esposito, Dana Gould, Kris Kringle, George A Romero, Qualls, Greg Nicotero, Human Interest, Speculative Fiction


Why Medicare for All Must Be Part of the Green New Deal

In 1991, Larry Barragan got word that the oil refinery in Long Beach, California where he was working would be closing. It was one of the scariest moments of his career. Barragan was nervous about losing his income, but even worse was the thought of losing his health insurance, especially because his wife was pregnant…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Labor, Articles, Social Issues, Health Insurance, Medicare, Long Beach California, Barragán, Larry Barragan, Low Carbon Economy, Federal Assistance In The United States, Resource Economics, Healthcare Reform In The United States, Liberalism In The United States, Publicly Funded Health Care


The 'I'm a Mac' Guy Is Now Mocking Macs for Intel

Intel has doubled down on its marketing blitz to persuade buyers that PCs are better than Macs, but this time there’s a twist. As MacRumors spotted, the chipmaker has recruited Justin Long, the cool “I’m a Mac” guy from Apple’s Mac vs. PC commercials, in a series of new ads it released today called “Justin Gets Real.”Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Science, Steve Jobs, Intel, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Computing, Nvidia, Super Bowl, Ibm, Justin Long, iMac


Who the Hell Is Behind the Zombie MoviePass Website?

A mysterious new MoviePass website has resurrected the memory of one of the most chaotic services in paid subscription history.Read more...
Tags: Science, Entertainment, Film Industry, Website, Mark Wahlberg, Gizmodo, Moviepass, Domain Name, Insider, Businesspeople, Stacy Spikes, Entertainment Industry, Mitch Lowe, MoviePass Ventures, Hamet Watt, Technology Internet


UK Covid live: Matt Hancock plays down NHS warning of 'major contraction' in vaccine supply

Health secretary says vaccine supply is always lumpy after NHS warns first vaccine dose volumes ‘significantly constrained’Vaccine rollout to UK’s under-50s delayed due to major shortageCummings: health department was ‘smoking ruin’ at start of pandemicMinister says UK public inquiry into Covid now would be ‘premature’Public support for Covid inquiry more than twice as high as oppositionGlobal coronavirus updates – live 6.09pm GMT Labour has criticised Matt Hancock, the health secretary, fo...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Jonathan Ashworth, Dominic Cummings


Amazon's Kindle Author Service Dumps Problematic Mobi Files

If you’ve read this far, you’re probably a self-published author who has once struggled with Amazon’s fussy Kindle Direct Publishing platform. The platform, which allows you to upload and sell ebooks and paperbacks, has always been unusually frustrating when it came to ebook layout. If you did it right, you were fine.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Ebooks, Publishing, Science, Kindle, E Books, Computing, Epub, Mobi, World Wide Web Consortium, Electronic publishing, Kindle Direct Publishing, Self Publishing, Computer Files, Technology Internet, Computer File Formats


'Vaccine angels' are working through the night to book shots for people in danger of getting left behind

Some of the Chicago vaccine angels meet on Zoom. Brianna Wolin Volunteer "vaccine angels" around the country are helping high-risk people get vaccinated. In Chicago, one group says it has helped 1,250 elderly people and frontline workers obtain shots. These volunteers are navigating the online signup process for those who can't do it themselves. See more stories on Insider's business page. The last time Brianna Wolin stationed herself at the phone in the hopes of finally getting th...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Chicago, Austin, Mexico City, Washington State, Northwestern University, Kagan, Gover, Health Equity, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Wolin, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine


Unprecedented Footage Reveals the Bizarre Inner Workings of a Beehive

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a honey bee? These new video clips, taken from within a beehive, will give you a good sense.Read more...
Tags: Science, Insects, Honey, Bee, Beekeeping, Swarming, Honey Bee, Hymenoptera, Eusociality, Western Honey Bee, Paul Siefert, Apoidea, Worker Bee


Superman & Lois Is Starting to Realize It's a Superhero Show

This week’s Superman & Lois centers the classing superhero story push and pull—whatever is Clark Kent going to do about balancing his life with his family and his life as the Man of Steel? But while the episode has some smart approaches to an age-old trope, it finds itself asking a similar question of the show in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Jordan, Smallville, Morgan, Jonathan, Kyle, Lois, Clark Kent, Lana, Luthor, Lois Lane, Dylan Walsh, Fictional Characters, Brendan Fletcher, Sam Lane


Thanks to a secret Cold War project, researchers found fossilized plants 4,500 feet under Greenland's ice sheet

Crevasses on top of the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland, on June 19, 2018. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Greenland's ice sheet disappeared at least once in the last million years, a new study found. The discovery came after fossilized plants were found deep below the ice. The fossils were collected as part of a Cold War project but weren't analyzed until recently. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the Cold War, US Army scientists planned to hide hundreds of ...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, US, Trends, Cold War, Earth, Ussr, Greenland, US Army, Christ, Melting Glaciers, University Of Vermont, Soviet Union, PAUL, Greenland Ice Sheet


This 2-in-1 Stylus Convinced Me That Digital Note-Taking Doesn't Suck

I’ve never been a fan of digital note-taking. In school, I was the type of nerd who color-coded their notes in precise lettering, often accompanied by elaborate diagrams and drawings. Calligraphy is my lifelong hobby, and once at a Japanese stationery store, I dropped roughly $400 on pens, highlighters, and Copic…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Computing, Tablet Computers, Stylus, Apple Pencil, Computer Mouse, Computer Mice, Adonit, Humancomputer Interaction, User Interface Techniques, Inputoutput, Technology Internet, Writing Implements


UK Covid live: Matt Hancock holds briefing as NHS warns of 'major contraction' in vaccine supply

Health secretary leads briefing after NHS warns first vaccine dose volumes ‘significantly constrained’Vaccine rollout to UK’s under-50s delayed due to major shortageCummings: health department was ‘smoking ruin’ at start of pandemicMinister says UK public inquiry into Covid now would be ‘premature’Public support for Covid inquiry more than twice as high as oppositionGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.29pm GMT Q: You did not mention the NHS letter about vaccine supply? (See 4.56pm.) What eff...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, US, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Dominic Cummings


V for Vendetta Might Be Even Better 15 Years Later

There’s a point about halfway through V for Vendetta when a character is looking at headlines and sees one that reads: “80,000 Dead.” The thought that some singular event could have killed so many people is meant to shock both him and the audience. In 2006, when V for Vendetta was released, it probably did. But in…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Alan Moore, Oscar, Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Lilly, Finch, Evie, Stephen Rea, Lana, Evey, Sutler, Animal Rights Activists, V


The EU proposed a vaccine passport for its 27 nations. The idea is gathering pace around the world.

A federal police officer checks a document of a passenger of a passenger plane landing from Prague at Frankfurt Airport. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images The European Commission proposed a vaccine passport mechanism on Wednesday. If it is approved, vaccinated EU citizens could travel within Europe by the summer. Israel and China have vaccine passports. Many other countries are considering them. See more stories on Insider's business page. A certificate could allow vacci...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, China, Israel, Trends, Eu, Frankfurt, Prague, Philippines, News UK, Commission, Ryanair, Switzerland, European Commission


UK politics live: Raab suggests EU acting like authoritarian regime after it threatens vaccine exports to UK

Dominic Raab tells EU that the threat ‘some explaining’ and warns that the ‘world is watching’Sarah Everard killing must be a turning point, says StarmerCummings: health department was ‘smoking ruin’ at start of pandemicMinister says UK public inquiry into Covid now would be ‘premature’Public support for Covid inquiry more than twice as high as oppositionGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.31pm GMT Inspired by Boris Johnson’s call for a culture change to ensure women are treated with more re...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Eu, European Union, UK News, Daily Mirror, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Dominic Cummings, Raab, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus





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