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Long-Dormant Volcano in Iceland Awakens in Fiery Eruption

A long-dormant volcano erupted on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula on Friday, shooting a fountain of lava that lit the night sky roughly 19 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of the nation’s capital, the Icelandic Meteorological Office reported Friday. The eruption, estimated to be the peninsula’s first in almost 800 years,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Volcanoes, Iceland, Reykjanes Peninsula, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Southern Peninsula, Krysuvik, Reykjanes, Lava Fields, Igneous Petrology, Disaster Accident, Types Of Volcanic Eruptions, Volcanic Systems Of Iceland, Bjarki Friis, Volcanoes Of Iceland


Encrypted Chats, Parler Posts Indict Proud Boys Leaders for Capitol Rioting

The FBI has amassed a tranche of social media posts and encrypted text messages implicating four senior members of the Proud Boys in a Jan. 6 plot to storm police barriers at the U.S. Capitol and stop members of Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Articles, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Mike Pence, United States Capitol, Gilbert Garcia, Proud Boys, Parler, QAnon, Joseph Biggs, Enrique Tarrio, Elijah Schaffer, Joe Biggs


Tesla: Now a National Security Threat to China

Members of the People’s Liberation Army desperate to drive to work with all the style and panache afforded by Elon Musk’s overhyped cars are apparently out of luck. Citing “national security” concerns, the Chinese government has reportedly banned the use of Tesla vehicles by state and military employees on certain…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, China, Tesla, People 's Liberation Army


Inspired by Alabama Coworkers, Amazon Employees Nationwide Begin Union Talks: Report

A slew of Amazon workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver, and Southern California are looking into unionizing, emboldened by their Alabama coworkers’ high-profile union campaign, Bloomberg reported Friday. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Alabama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, Twitch, Bloomberg LP, Southern California, Appelbaum, Union Busting, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Stuart Appelbaum, Bessemer Alabama, Industry Economics


Twitter Might Let You Undo Your Tweets—but Only If You Pay Up

We’re probably never going to get the Edit Tweet button we’ve all been waiting for, but it looks like that Undo Tweet feature will be rolling out soon enough for members of the rumored upcoming Twitter subscription service. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Tweet, Software, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, UNDO, South of Market San Francisco, Facebook Like Button, Jane Manchun Wong, Technology Internet


Senate Considering Hauling in Facebook, Twitter CEOs so They Can All Ramble for Hours About Whatever BS Gripe They Have This Time

If you thought last year’s clusterf*ck of a Senate hearing on social media was a good use of everyone’s time, congrats! The Senate is considering calling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and the rest of the gang back together for another hearing, this time before the Judiciary Committee.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Hbo, Isis, Science, Senate, Social Media, Joe Biden, Paypal, Software, Glenn Greenwald, Computing


A popular flea collar is linked to nearly 1,700 pet deaths. Now Congress is pushing the company to recall the product.

A display of Seresto flea and tick collars at a pet store in Rochester, New York. Aylin Woodward/Insider A Congressional subcommittee is calling for a temporary recall of Seresto flea and tick collars. A USA Today investigation found that 1,700 pet deaths linked to the collars were reported to the EPA. Elanco, the company that sells the collars, told Insider it doesn't think a recall is warranted. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a damning USA Today investigation ...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Usa, Science, News, Cats, Congress, Dogs, Cbs News, Trends, House, Epa, Usa Today, Illinois, Mcgrath, Bayer


Your House Key? Researchers Are Working On a Way To Hack It

In a study published last year, researchers with the National University of Singapore laid out what is essentially a high-tech solution for breaking and entering.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bit, National University Of Singapore, Lock and key, Locksmithing, Technology Internet


Earthquake experts debunk 13 earthquake and earthquake safety myths

Veronica Cedillos and Gerardo Suarez debunk 13 myths about earthquakes and earthquake safety. They explain why doorways aren't safe, and why the "Triangle of Life" is actually dangerous. They also explain how seismologists and experts work together to prepare for earthquakes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Gerardo Suárez: "The ground can open up during an earthquake." Everything disappears in the earth. Earthquakes don't op...
Tags: Video, Science, California, Environment, Disaster, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Myths, Earthquakes, West Coast, East Coast, Public Safety, Anchorage, Veronica, Pacific Plate


The Truth About the Zombie MoviePass Site Is That It's All Very Stupid

A seemingly rogue MoviePass website bearing the same styling of the now-defunct movie subscription service generated speculation earlier this week that the company may be making a comeback. Or, it was an extremely silly prank.Read more...
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Report: Biden Admin Punishing 'Dozens' of Staffers for Prior Weed Use

President Joe Biden’s administration is telling staffers that they absolutely have to have just said no to drugs—after telling them it was ok to have said yes to one specific drug every now and then.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Fiction, Joe Biden, Cannabis, Biden, Jen Psaki, Democrats United States, Federal Government Of The United States, Presidency Of Joe Biden


This Cheap Cherry Ergonomic Keyboard Is Comfy As Hell

Cherry is best known as the creators of highly-coveted keyboard switches, the tiny switches that sit behind every key in your favorite input device. They’re less well-known for actually making their own peripherals, which is why the Cherry KC 4500 Ergo is particularly interesting.Read more...
Tags: Science, Macbook, Computing, Logitech, Cherry, Apple Inc, Ergo, Qwerty, Apple Keyboard, ergonomic Keyboard, Computer Peripherals, Computer Keyboard, Musical Keyboard, Physical Ergonomics


Deep science: AI is in the air, water, soil and steel

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect some of the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. This week brings a few unusual applications of or developments in machine learning, as well as a particularly unusual rejectio...
Tags: Health, TC, Video, Science, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Epa, Ultrasound, Baghdad, University Of Tokyo, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Cognitive Science, Smart Speaker, Deepfakes


The 10 Best Deals of March 19, 2021

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20 Utah schools reopened when COVID-19 rates were soaring, but only saw 5 new cases. Here's how they protected students and teachers.

Elementary school students walk to classes to begin their school day in Godley, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. LM Otero/AP Images Only 5 school-associated COVID-19 cases were detected among students and teachers exposed and tested across 20 schools in the district. The rare school-associated infections were attributed to poor mask usage or close lunch seating. Schools can reopen safely even when seating is 3 feet apart if other measures like masks are heeded, the CDC says. See more sto...
Tags: School, Utah, Science, Cdc, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Salt Lake County, Children's Health, Salt Lake County Utah, Coronavirus, COVID, LM Otero AP, Anna Medaris Miller, Godley Texas


U.S. Indicts 21-Year-Old Accused of Leaking Stolen Data of Disney, Nintendo, and More

Federal prosecutors in Western Washington secured a grand jury indictment on Thursday against a Swiss national accused by the U.S. of hacking dozens of companies and government agencies.Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Microsoft, Disney, Intel, Edward Snowden, Nintendo, Toyota, Amd, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Pepsi, Western Washington, GE Appliances, Tillmann


The Best Air Purifiers To Help You Survive Allergy Season

This morning I woke up in a sleeplike fog. Scratching my head as to why, I looked toward the window and realized I’d left it open overnight. As anyone with allergies knows, in the spring, this is a dire mistake. Fortunately, I’d been amassing air purifiers in our apartment for months. I have five in total, two of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Technology, Chemistry, Dyson, Alexa, Filters, Air Purifier, Medical Equipment, Air Filters, Physical Sciences, Purifier, Air Particles, Hepa, Filtration


Apple Won't Budge On Its New Privacy Updates, Even in China

Earlier this week, stories emerged that some China-based advertising groups were coming up with their own clever workarounds for the new anti-tracking tech that Apple’s including with upcoming versions of iOS 14. Now it looks like Apple’s fighting back. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, China


I’ve Waited So Long to See the OnePlus Smartwatch and, Well…There It Is

It’s not every day that a new player enters the smartwatch game, so I was intrigued when OnePlus’s then-CEO Carl Pei hinted last summer that a wearable might be on the way. The rumors have been ramping up the past few weeks, and now we know what the watch will look like. After months of curiosity, I am...underwhelmed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Woo, Smartwatches, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Oneplus One, Oneplus, Carl Pei, VOOC, Pete Lau, Wear OS, Ishan Agarwal, OnePlus 8, Wearable Computers, Technology Internet


The Oil and Gas Industry Is Fighting North Face for Some Reason

The North Face has become the oil industry’s new favorite brand to hate. It all started back in December, when Innovex Downhole Solutions, a company that provides oil and gas well services, placed an order with the North Face for 400 jackets branded with the company’s logo as Christmas presents for his employees. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Linkedin, Fuel, Energy industry, Nature, Fossil Fuels, Donald Trump, North Face, Petroleum, The North Face, Tom Pyle, Adam Anderson, Physical Sciences, Energy Development


This Mars Bar Rover Will Chase You Around a Store and Tempt You to Buy Candy

Does anyone have the self-control to actually resist those shelves full of impulse purchase snacks at most checkouts? Apparently they do, because Mars Wrigley is stepping up its game with an autonomous robot that roams stores and tempts shoppers long before they head to the checkout.Read more...
Tags: Science, Walmart, Supermarkets, Mars, Retailers, Wrigley, Grocery Store, Smiley, Shoprite, Food Industry, Retailing, Convenience Store, Mars Wrigley


Researchers Have Figured Out a Way to Stop People From Sharing Misinformation

A new study in Nature suggests that shifting reader attention online can help combat the spread of inaccurate information. The study, published on March 17, 2021, found that while people prefer to share accurate information, it is difficult to convince the average social media user to seek it out before sharing.…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Journalism, Human Behavior, Fact Checking, Misinformation, Deception, Gordon Pennycook, David Rand, Observation, Fake News, Dean Eckles, Ziv Epstein, Mohsen Mosleh, Technology Internet




Two 13-year-old brothers are participating in Moderna's vaccine trial for kids. They're 'pretty chill' about it.

Gavin Preston (left) and Emmett Preston (right). Katie Preston Emmett and Gavin Preston, 13-year-old brothers, are participants in Moderna's vaccine trial. Moderna is studying the effects of its coronavirus shot among 3,000 kids from 12 to 17. The brothers said they didn't want to spread the virus to their mom, who has an autoimmune condition. See more stories on Insider's business page. At 13 years old, Emmett and Gavin Preston aren't yet eligible to receive a coronavirus...
Tags: School, Science, News, Children, US, Trends, Preston, Food And Drug Administration, Columbia University, Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, Katie, Gavin, Emmett, Side Effects, Moderna


How Star Wars' New Anthology Will Explore Holiday Cheer in the Galaxy Far, Far Away

The United States may have just groggily awoken from a week of missed alarms after rolling the clocks forward for spring, but the galaxy far, far away is already looking to the festive times of winter. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with tales of folklore from across the stars?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Princess Leia, United States, Lucasfilm, Ewok, Chewbacca, Bea Arthur, Ben Solo, Boba Fett, Rey, Return Of The Jedi, James Whitbrook, Luke, Jedi


Neanderthals Took Good Care of Their Teeth, Unlike Some of Us

Some 46,000 years ago in what is now the Polish highlands, a Neanderthal man got some food stuck between his teeth. So he did what any self-respecting hominin would do—he reached for a toothpick, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Toothpick, Neanderthal, Tooth, Oral Hygiene, Human Anatomy, Wisdom Tooth, Branches Of Biology, Human Tooth, Dental Equipment, Health Medical Pharma, Acute Pain, Wioletta Nowaczewska, Cova Forada


Leaked Samsung Roadmap Reveals New Phones, Tablets, and PCs Coming This Summer

Samsung launched a new line of mid-range Galaxy A-series phones earlier this week, but now a new leaked roadmap may have just revealed what the South Korean tech giant has planned for the rest of the spring and summer. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Samsung Electronics, Galaxy, Mobile Software, Samsung Galaxy, Evan Blass, Bixby, Business Finance, S Voice, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series


Marjorie Taylor Greene Temporarily Suspended by Twitter as Congress Considers Expulsion

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, commonly known as the QAnon Congresswoman, was temporarily suspended from Twitter on Friday. The social media crackdown coincided with the introduction of a resolution to expel the congresswoman from Georgia from the House, but Twitter claims its enforcement was an error. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, Social Media, Georgia, Software, Social Issues, House, Gizmodo, Jack, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Jimmy Gomez, Marjorie Taylor


Investigations into possible rare, serious vaccine side effects are not worrying - they're reassuring

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images The European regulator this week declared the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine safe. But it will keep investigating reports of rare clots after vaccination, particularly among younger women. These investigations into side effe...
Tags: Health, Science, France, Trends, Eu, Analysis, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Oxford University, Anthony Fauci, EMA, European Medicines Agency EMA, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Bethesda Maryland, Ian Douglas


No Good Evidence That 5G Harms Humans, New Studies Find

Concerns over the potential harms of 5G technology are overblown, according to two large new reviews of research recently published by scientists in Australia. Both found no clear evidence that the type of radiofrequency energy used by 5G mobile networks poses any danger to human health.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Environment, Telecommunications, Wireless, Mobile Phone, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Technology Internet, Extended Periodic Table, Extremely High Frequency, Wireless Device Radiation And Health, Ken Karipidis



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