Multiple Tornadoes Tear Through Alabama, Shutting Down Amazon Warehouse

Authorities reported several injuries and fatalities in Alabama as tornadoes tore through the Birmingham metro area on Thursday. The storms, which come on the heels of roughly 50 tornadoes that hit the region last week, left flattened homes and extensive property damage in their wake.Read more...
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Midway through a congressional hearing Thursday in which U.S. lawmakers spent hours interrogating the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google for their role in America’s disinformation crisis, Jack Dorsey seemed fed up.Read more...
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Out of 800,000 fully vaccinated people in Minnesota, only 89 tested positive for COVID-19

Registered Nurse Robert Orallo administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the Blood Bank of Alaska in Anchorage on March 19, 2021. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images In Minnesota, 89 fully vaccinated people have tested positive for COVID-19. That's a very small portion of the 800,000 Minnesotans who have gotten all of their shots. Even vaccinated people who get COVID-19 likely have some protection from severe illness. See more stories on Insider's business page. Health official...
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5 of the Best Quiet Treadmills of 2021

Best Overall Treadmill: NordicTrack T Series | $685 | Amazon Read more...
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Extinct Kangaroo Could Climb Trees With Its Huge Claws

A new study describes a “semiarboreal kangaroo” that lived 40,000 years ago in Australia. Apparently, even hopping can get boring.Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of March 25, 2021

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California and Florida just announced April dates when all adults can get vaccines - here's when every state will expand its rollout

A medical staffer after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Houston on December 21. Go Nakamura/Getty Images At least 35 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 will do so before April 1. The interactive map below shows when each state plans to open vaccine eligibility to all adults. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden has directed states t...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Wyoming, Maine

Scientists Begin to Unravel the Mystery of Deep-Sea Sponge Life in the Arctic

Living at depths approaching an entire mile, deep-sea Arctic sponges are a scientific curiosity, as they’ve somehow managed to make this extreme environment their home. New evidence gathered over the course of an entire year is taking biologists a step closer to understanding these ecologically important sponges and…Read more...
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Run the Gamut of the Best Quiet Treadmills

Top Pick: NordicTrack T Series | $685 | Amazon
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Big Tech CEOs Waffle on Banning the 12 Major Anti-Vaxxers at Congressional Hearing

After a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) and Anti-Vax Watch found that a huge percentage of misinformation and conspiracy theories about vaccines can be traced back to just a dozen people, the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter told Congress they weren’t sure they would ban them.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Congress, Articles, Software, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Misinformation, Deception, Joseph Mercola, Facebook Google, Robert F Kennedy Jr

Moncef Slaoui is retreating from the biotech industry after facing a substantiated sexual-harassment claim

Moncef Slaoui, the former chief advisor to the White House's Operation Warp Speed vaccine initiative. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Moncef Slaoui, the former head of Operation Warp Speed, is facing a sexual-harassment allegation. His former employer GlaxoSmithKline said an investigation "substantiated the allegations and is ongoing." The complaint is from several years ago when Slaoui worked at GSK. He left the company in 2017. See more stories on Insider's business page. Biotech companies ...
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Amazon Execs Apparently Need to See Some Pee Pics

If you, like me, have been reading years of reports on Amazon’s egregious working conditions, you’re probably numb to the part of the article citing an Amazon spox template statement about valuing workers. Reports of workplace injury rates, grueling conditions, dystopian surveillance, and the piss bottles typically…Read more...
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Spotify Is Bringing a Home Screen Revamp to Desktop, Thank God

After announcing a refresh of its mobile experience earlier this week, Spotify is now giving its desktop app a new look as well.Read more...
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California's Policies to Reduce Air Pollution Are Working

California officials have gone to bat for their ability to regulate pollution from vehicles. When the Trump administration weakened auto emissions standards under the Clean Air Act, for instance, the state used its authority to impose stricter ones, and even successfully facing off against former President Donald Trump…Read more...
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Mysterious Bald Eagle Killer Finally Identified

In a new study out Thursday, scientists say they’ve solved the mystery of a neurological disease that’s been killing bald eagles and other birds in the U.S. for over 25 years. The disease appears to be caused by a toxin produced by a species of blue-green algae that grows on an invasive plant—a toxin that may be…Read more...
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What is life? Why cells and atoms haven’t answered the question.

Erwin Schrödinger's 1944 book "What Is Life?" revolutionized how physicists thought about the 'laws of life.' Schrödinger anticipated how DNA would hold life's blueprints.In recent years, however, a new path forward has appeared that holds a unique promise. Rather than reduce biology to physics, the new direction would transform them both.Scientists working across domains now think that understanding life requires putting a new actor on to the stage and letting it take the lead: the flow of info...
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Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 780G Brings Flagship Features to Mid-Range Phones

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chip is clearly the company’s flagship CPU, powering everything from Samsung’s Galaxy S21 line to a bunch of gaming phones and whole lot more. Now Qualcomm is announcing the new Snapdragon 780G chip, which promises to bring flagship performance to mid-range handsets. Read more...
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The Last Starfighter's Potential Sequel Now Has a Sizzle Reel for Hollywood’s Consideration

Fans of The Last Starfighter have long dreamed what a sequel to that movie would be. Today, they find out.Read more...
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Godzilla vs Kong's Director on Inheriting the Legacy of 2 Titans

Godzilla vs. Kong is nearly here, and it’s a clash for the ages: two of the box office’s most beloved giant monsters, at each other’s throats again like it’s 1962. But the movie isn’t just a rematch between titans, for director Adam Wingard, it’s a step up to a truly titanic level of blockbuster moviemaking.Read more...
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There's Way More Lightning in the Arctic Now

The Northern Lights have some competition. New research shows that lightning in the Arctic tripled over the past decade—and climate change may be to blame.Read more...
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Here's the Weird 'Clock' on Jack Dorsey's Kitchen Counter

The House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with the CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter is already raising questions. Namely, what the heck is that thing on Jack Dorsey’s kitchen counter?Read more...
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Biden sets a new goal of the US administering 200 million vaccine shots in his first 100 days

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Biden set a new goal of administering 200 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days. The United States has administered over 130 million doses as of Wednesday, according to the CDC. Over a quarter of Americans have been partially vaccinated and 14% have been fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Durin...
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How Magic: The Gathering's New Wizard School Brings Back Some Familiar Faces (and Spells)

With the longevity Magic: The Gathering has achieved, so many story beats and classic cards are lost to time—new sets, new stories, new play modes and standards, new narrative progress. The game’s next expansion, and newest setting, is hoping to do much the same...while serving as a chance to pick up on some old…Read more...
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The U.S. Is One Step Closer to Establishing a Research Program to Block the Sun

There are some signs the world may be finally gearing up to tackle the root cause of the climate crisis by reducing carbon emissions. But on Wednesday, a group of scientists detailed how to develop an insurance plan if the world fails to do so.Read more...
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Vivo's X60 Pro+ Leans on Zeiss for Big-Time Camera Upgrades

Just this week we saw OnePlus team up with legendary camera maker Hasselblad to seriously upgrade the photo quality of its latest devices, and now OnePlus’ sister company, Vivo, is doing something similar with Zeiss for its new X60 Pro+.Read more...
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Kuwait Records Hottest March Temperature Ever Amid Dust Storms and Locusts

It’s freaking hot in Kuwait right now. On Thursday, the country recorded a temperature of 112.3 degrees Fahrenheit (44.6 degrees Celsius). That’s the hottest temperature the country—and the entire Arabian Peninsula—has ever seen in the month of March. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Measurement, Meteorology, Kuwait, Degree, Arabian Peninsula, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kuwait City, Heat Wave, Scott Duncan, Units Of Measurement, Northern Hemisphere Heat Waves

Playdate Teases a New Feature, but There's Still No Release Date

Companies like Apple and Google have struggled to get new products out the door because of the pandemic, so it makes sense that smaller ones would be in the same boat. And while we still don’t know when the long-teased Playdate handheld will be available for preorder, Panic has a fun new feature for developers and…Read more...
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This is why most people are right-handed

PBS Eons looks at why humans evolve to be mostly right-handed and also reveal how scientists know that not many neanderthals were lefties.
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Gargoyles' Goliath Flies Again as an Outstanding Action Figure

It’s been a long, long time since the Gargoyles animated series went off the air (1997, if you really want to feel old), but there’s been a bevy of fans who never stopped wishing for the return of Goliath, Brooklyn, and the others. Well, the animated series isn’t getting a reboot—yet—but waiting will be a bit more…Read more...
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Octopuses Dream in 'GIFs,' New Experiment Suggests

Two years ago, a PBS documentary video showed an octopus named Heidi in what appeared to be an active dream state. Her arms twitched as she slumbered, and her skin flipped wildly through all sorts of alien textures. Most dramatically, however, the cephalopod changed colors, flashing in greens and reds like a…Read more...
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