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A mesmerizing photo shows powerful magnetic fields swirling around a black hole

A view of the M87 supermassive black hole in polarized light. EHT Collaboration Scientists recently captured a black hole's powerful magnetic fields on camera. The image shows that these magnetic fields are strong enough to keep some matter from falling in. Matter that doesn't get sucked in gets launched back into space in the form of jets. See more stories on Insider's business page. When scientists published the first photo of a black hole in 2019, the image looked more like ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Black Hole, Galaxy, Messier, Aria Bendix, Eht, Andrew Chael, Chael, Messier 87, Earth Most, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science


Man With No Work Experience Will Now Arbitrate Your Reality

If you’re worried about the fact that disinformation seems to have diseased most Americans’ minds, don’t worry. A millionaire member of the British royal family with close to zero experience in the real world has got you covered. Read more...
Tags: Science, Craigslist, Harry, Propaganda, Nicolas Cage, Stanford University, Deception, Aspen Colorado, Harry S, MEGHAN MARKLE, Craig Newmark, Human Interest, Kate Starbird, Disinformation, Chris Krebs, Herb Lin


Photos show crowds gathering in Iceland to witness long-dormant volcano eruption

Weekend hikers took the opportunity Sunday to inspect the area where a volcano erupted in Iceland on March 19 Jeremie Richard/AFP via Getty Images A long-dormant volcano near Reykjavik in Iceland erupted slow-moving lava starting last week. Crowds of visitors made the trek beginning last weekend to witness the molten lava. This is the first time in 800 years the area has seen a volcanic eruption. See more stories on Insider's business page. A long-dormant volcano that erupted about...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Features, Italy, Volcano, Iceland, Al Jazeera, Etna, Natural Disasters, Reykjavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Getty Images According, Volcanic Eruption, Reykjavik Photo


Twitter-Banned Clown Seeks New Posting Crown

Donald Trump has been retired from the U.S. presidency for a good two months now, but the urge to post has only gotten stronger by the day. Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Gary Vaynerchuk, Deception, Jason Miller, Dan Scavino, Business Finance, QAnon, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States, Fringe Theory


5 people share their Johnson & Johnson vaccine side effects, from sore arms to chills

A clinical trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine. Janssen All of the COVID-19 vaccines come with the possibility of side effects. Fewer Johnson & Johnson recipients had reactions compared to people in other vaccine trials. Still, Insider spoke with 5 people who had arm pain, chills, or headaches after the J&J shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chloe Kathuria, an 18-year-old college student, wrapped herself in a dozen...
Tags: Science, Trends, Yale, Davis, Pfizer, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Mendonca, Chicago Illinois, Wyman, Kamil Krzaczynski, Athens Ohio, Side Effects, Linda Davis, Hilton Chicago, Laura McLean


The Curious Case of Qualcomm's Rumored Nintendo Switch Clone

More than four years after its launch, the Nintendo Switch remains a unicorn among video game consoles. But that hasn’t stopped a lot of companies from dreaming about trying to capture some of that Switch magic for themselves, and now it seems Qualcomm may attempt to clone Nintendo’s hybrid device.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, NEC, Epic, Computing, Sony, Nvidia, Nintendo, Dell, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Nintendo Switch, Joy Con


GameStop Decided Now Is a Good Time to Start Selling Graphics Cards

Given the state of the current GPU market and, well, the PC hardware market as a whole, it would be an interesting business decision for any company to start selling components. But this is 2021, and all logic be damned; GameStop is going to start selling graphic cards.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Newegg, Intel, Computing, Amd, Micro Center, Gpu, Video Cards, Gamestop, Pc Game, Open Gaming Alliance, Advanced Micro Devices, Business Finance, Computer Architecture, GPGPU


You can get COVID-19 after a vaccine but it's rare, 2 new studies find

RN Janelle Roper, left, administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Nurse Anesthetist Kate-Alden Hartman. John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, but there's still a small chance of infection post-shot. Two new studies summed up a handful of "breakthrough" cases in hospital systems. Other research found people who got COVID-19 after vaccination had lower amounts of the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. We know...
Tags: Science, California, Washington Post, Israel, US, Trends, New York Times, Dallas, Pfizer, New England Journal of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, UC San Diego Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, Denise Grady, Moderna


Utah Passes Porn Filter Bill That's Not-Quite-Fully-Fleshed-Out

Utah governor Spencer Cox has signed the infamous porn filter bill. If enacted, smartphones and tablets purchased in Utah will automatically block a potentially sweeping range of content based on fluctuating value judgments. There’s plenty of time, for now, in the sense that it’s the legislative equivalent of an…Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, United States, Social Issues, Pornography, American Civil Liberties Union, Spencer Cox, Todd Weiler, Cherie DeVille, Jason Groth, Regions Of The United States, Content Control Software, Law Crime, Jacob Anderegg, Censorship In The United States


Twitch's Latest Sensation Is A Stop Sign Where No One Stops

A blue car pulls up to a stop sign. Against all odds, it briefly, miraculously comes to a halt. Twitch chat goes ballistic. Numerous people spam “I was here” as pogchamp emotes flood in. This is Stopsigncam, a Twitch channel that suddenly has over 125,000 followers even though it’s just a camera trained on a single…Read more...
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Guns.com Gets Hacked, Spilling Gun Owner Information All Over the Dark Web

Watch out, firearm lovers. The subtly-named guns.com, a place where Americans can go to pick out whatever stylish boomstick they like and have it shipped straight to their doorstep, seems to have a pretty awful data breach on its hands.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Articles, Data Breach, Cybercrime, Software, Data Security, Computer Security, Secure Communication, Laravel, Technology Internet, Gunscom


House Republican Falls for Joke Article by 'Dick Scuttlebutt' at Hearing on Extremism in Military

On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing with expert testimony on extremism in the U.S. military after dozens of veterans and at least two active duty troops were involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Republicans on the panel seemed more interested in debunking the need for such a hearing at…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, House, Nancy Pelosi, Extremism, Mike Rogers, Bernie Sanders, Trumpism, Alt Right, Pepsi, SPLC, Southern Poverty Law Center, Austin Scott, House Armed Services Committee, Mike Gallagher


Where Are All the Aliens? Maybe Trapped in Underground Oceans

A planetary scientist says subterranean water worlds are likely common in the galaxy and probably even better for life than Earth-like environments. Should an intelligent species arise beneath the frozen crust, however, they’d find themselves in perpetual isolation, in what is a possible solution to the Fermi Paradox.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Earth, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Planetary Habitability, Applied Sciences, Southwest Research Institute, Space Science, Ocean World, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, S Alan Stern, Circumstellar Habitable Zone, Scientific Controversies, Earth Analog


The New Dyson Vacuum Uses Lasers to Spot Every Single Crumb

Just in time for some much-needed spring cleaning, Dyson just took the wraps off a cordless vacuum upgrade that will appeal to those obsessed with keeping their floors immaculate: a laser that illuminates every last spec of dirt and dust.Read more...
Tags: Tools, Science, Home Automation, Dyson, Vacuum, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Home Appliances, Dust, Brush, Vacuum Cleaner, Floors, Manufactured Goods, S Lcd, Carpet Sweeper, Dyson V15


3 physics problems between us and interstellar wormhole travel

Sci-fi movies and books love wormholes—how else can we hope to travel through interstellar distances?But wormholes are notoriously unstable; it's hard to keep them open or make them big enough.Two new papers offer some hope in solving both of these issues, but at a high price. Imagine if we could cut paths through the vastness of space to make a network of tunnels linking distant stars somewhat like subway stations here on Earth? The tunnels are what physicists call wormholes, strange funnel-lik...
Tags: Space, Science, Time, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Clarke, Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan, Extraterrestrial Life, Cosmos, Nathan Rosen, Einstein Rosen, Juan Maldacena, Charles Misner


Can humans travel through wormholes in space?

Sci-fi movies and books love wormholes—how else can we hope to travel through interstellar distances?But wormholes are notoriously unstable; it's hard to keep them open or make them big enough.Two new papers offer some hope in solving both of these issues, but at a high price. Imagine if we could cut paths through the vastness of space to make a network of tunnels linking distant stars somewhat like subway stations here on Earth? The tunnels are what physicists call wormholes, strange funnel-lik...
Tags: Space, Science, Time, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Clarke, Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan, Extraterrestrial Life, Cosmos, Nathan Rosen, Einstein Rosen, Juan Maldacena, Charles Misner


Justice League’s Godlike Villains Were Brought to Life by VFX, Not Mother Boxes

Steppenwolf and Darkseid were two of the biggest changes in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. “Big” as in, they are large beings, but also “big” in that Steppenwolf was completely redesigned for the new film and Darkseid is a crucial character that was almost a completely new addition.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Dc Comics, Justice League, Visual Effects, Steppenwolf, Zack Snyder, WETA Digital, Darkseid, Mother Box, Fictional Characters, Fourth World, Dc Comics Characters, In Comics


After a massive iceberg broke away from Antarctica, it revealed a long-hidden world of creatures on the seafloor

The research vessel Polarstern in the gap between iceberg A74 (right) and Brunt Ice Shelf (left). Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI)/Ralph Timmermann Last month, an iceberg the size of Los Angeles, called A74, broke off of Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf and floated away. Researchers aboard the Polarstern vessel happened to be nearby, so they investigated the area of the seafloor that had been covered by the iceberg, half a mile down. They found marine creatures that had been hidden for decade...
Tags: Science, News, Wales, Germany, Environment, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Marine Life, Ocean, Antarctica, Manhattan, South America, Iceberg, Delaware, Antarctic


Coronavirus live: Brazil approaches 300,000 deaths; England's pubs may be allowed to ditch social distancing

India pauses AstraZeneca vaccine exports; Belgium, Iceland and France tighten restrictionsBelgium imposes fresh lockdownIceland imposes three-week shutdownAstraZeneca plant inspected by Italian police at EU requestDelhi reportedly halts AstraZeneca vaccine exports as cases soarFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAngela Merkel apologises as she reverses German Easter lockdown 9.32pm GMT Pubs in England could be allowed to ditch social distancing rules and allow people t...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, India, US, Eu, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Belgium Iceland, Jair Bolsonaro


At least 33 states have announced dates when all adults will be eligible for vaccines - here's the list

Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez raises his fist after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, on December 21, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images At least 33 states will meet Biden's target of rolling out vaccines to all adults by May 1. Six states are already vaccinating all people over 16, and five more they'll do so before April 1. The interactive map below shows when each state plans to open vaccine eligibility t...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Wyoming, Maine, Arkansas


More Evidence Links 'Cat Scratch' Bacteria and Schizophrenia

New research is the latest to find evidence of a link between mental illness and infections caused by a group of bacteria commonly found in cats and other animals. The small study found that people with diagnosed schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder were more likely to carry Bartonella bacteria in their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Psychopathology, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bartonella, Abnormal Psychology, Cat Scratch Disease, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Zoonosis, Bartonellaceae, Ed Breitschwerdt, Bartonellosis, Bartonella Henselae


Researchers Might Have Finally Cracked Smart Clothing

While smart clothes seem like a cool idea in theory, in reality we’ve mostly been stuck with useless overpriced smart pajamas from Tom Brady, smart running shoes, and other dubious fitness recovery paraphernalia. The reason? Incorporating electronics into clothing in a natural way is a tall order. Researchers from MIT…Read more...
Tags: Science, Clothing, Articles, Tom Brady, Robot, Textile Industry, Textiles, Science and Technology, Emerging Technologies, Ambient Intelligence, Military Medicine, Wan Shou, E Textiles


Researchers Found a Way to Send Tiny Robots Into Mouse Brains

In a mind-bending development, a team of researchers in China have managed to treat brain tumors in mice by delivering drugs to the tissues using microscopic robots. The robots jumped from the mice’s bloodstreams into their brains by being coated in E. coli, which tricked the rodents’ immune systems into attacking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Robot, Science and Technology, Hwang, Brain Tumor, Emerging Technologies, Nanomachines, The Magic School Bus, Swarm Robotics, Hongsoo Choi, Nanorobotics, Branches Of Biology


A city in the San Francisco Bay Area is giving some families $500 per month for 18 months - no strings attached

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at a middle school assembly on January 19, 2018. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In Oakland, California, 600 low-income families will get $500 monthly payments for 18 months. The stipends are part of a basic-income pilot designed to lift families of color out of poverty. The program organizers hope to make a case for a federal basic-income policy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Oakland, California, is about to become the latest city to distribute f...
Tags: Science, News, California, US, Trends, Economy, Stockton, Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland California, Richmond Virginia, Compton California, Justin Sullivan Getty, East Oakland, Stockton California, Schaaf


Over 300,000 bald eagles are now flying in the US, more than quadruple the number in 2009

A bald eagle is pictured in Frouzins near Toulouse, France, October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau The number of American bald eagles has quadrupled since 2009. There are now more than 300,000 bald eagles flying over the lower 48 states. It's a triumph story for conservation efforts after the bird's population hit a low in 1963. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of American bald eagles has quadrupled since 2009, with more than 300,000 birds soaring over...
Tags: Science, News, Colorado, Environment, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, United States, House, Interior Department, Trump, Democratic, Matthew Daly, Department Of The Interior, Wildlife Service


Solar Opposites Returns With a Wilder, Funnier Season 2

They’re back, and now more self-referential than ever: Solar Opposites, the animated Hulu series from Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Mike McMahan (Star Trek: Lower Decks) drops its second season this week. With it comes an amplified array of surreal, raunchy, and razor-sharp aliens-stranded-on-Earth shenanigans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hulu, Robocop, Terry, Thomas Middleditch, Morty, Weaver, Rick And Morty, Sagan, Justin Roiland, Mary Mack, The Devil Wears Prada, Escape From New York, Mike McMahan, Sean Giambrone, Television Series


Mysterious swirling light gives new insights into black holes

Experts discover crucial evidence that could reveal how magnetic fields behave around black holesAn image that captures streaks of polarised light swirling around a supermassive black hole is providing new insight into how galaxies can project streams of energy thousands of light-years outward from their core.Black holes are places where the pull of gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape. Most surrounding matter gets sucked in, but some particles escape just moments before they are c...
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Mysterious swirling light provides new clue to black holes

Experts discover crucial evidence that could reveal how magnetic fields behave around black holesAn image that captures streaks of polarised light swirling around a supermassive black hole is providing new insight into how galaxies can project streams of energy thousands of light years outward from their core.Black holes are places where the pull of gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape. Most surrounding matter gets sucked in, but some particles escape just moments before they are c...
Tags: Space, Science, Black Holes


This Gesture-Controlled Sliding Door Will Make You Feel Like a Jedi

If you can’t resist subtly waving your hand in the air like a Jedi when you approach an automatic sliding door, get ready for this: a manually operated touchless sliding door that senses and matches the movements of a hand waving back and forth in front of it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Automation, Gates, Doors, Building Materials, Ontology, Sliding Door, Automatic Door, Technology Internet, Electromechanical Engineering, Door Furniture, Ironmongery, Car Door, Sliding Door Operator


Coronavirus live news: India pauses AstraZeneca vaccine exports; Belgium, Iceland and France tighten restrictions

No exports were made on Thursday; Belgium imposes fresh lockdown; Iceland imposes three-week shutdown; France locks down more areasAstraZeneca plant investigated by Italian police at EU requestDelhi reportedly halts AstraZeneca vaccine exports as cases soarFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAngela Merkel apologises as she reveres German Easter lockdownHow Taiwan triumphed over Covid as UK faltered 6.20pm GMT More than 50 soldiers at Switzerland’s nuclear, biological a...
Tags: UK, Science, France, India, Eu, World news, Taiwan, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Astrazeneca, Iceland, Reuters, Johnson Johnson



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