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Big Oil Is a Big Loser (of Money, But Also Life)

If you’re looking to start an investment portfolio, you may want to steer clear of fossil fuels. A released Tuesday from Carbon Tracker, a financial think tank, shows the losses for oil stocks have been piling up.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Articles, Renewable Energy, Clean Technology, Rainforest Action Network, Fossil fuel divestment, Energy Policy, Wells Fargo, Fossil Fuel, Business Finance, Jeppesen, Carbon Tracker, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy Transition, Emissions Reduction


The COVID-19 vaccine side effects you can expect based on your age, sex, and dose

Alameda County workers line up to receive coronavirus vaccines outside St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California, on January 8, 2021. Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images COVID-19 vaccine side effects can vary depending on a person's age, sex, or health status. Women and younger adults tend to have more side effects than men or older adults do. Side effects are generally more pronounced after the second dose than the first. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Wales, Cdc, Sex, Age, US, San Francisco, Trends, Pfizer, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cvs, Mount Sinai, Boston Globe


Apple Fixes 'Asian' Adult Content Filter, but We Need More

In an ideal world, I wouldn’t have had to write a story about how Apple’s adult content filter on iOS blocks users from searching the word “Asian” in any browser. In that world, I also wouldn’t have to write the follow-up the issue is now fixed, but that the timing—shortly after a mass shooting in Atlanta that left…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Atlanta, Smartphones, Computing, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mobile Software, Vicha, Ios 14, Mobile Operating Systems, Vicha Ratanapakdee, Steven Shen, Killing Of Vicha Ratanapakdee


Amazon Says Those Twitter Accounts Are Fake, Which We Can All Agree On

As Amazon employees in Bessemer, Alabama near a ballot count for their union election, Amazon is engaged in another sweep of last-ditch efforts to salvage the company’s reputation as a GREAT workplace and it made another thwarted attempt to micro-monitor the ballot count. All around, it’s a bad look for Amazon, but…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Jeff Bezos, Operating Systems, Leslie, Robby, HANNAH, Matt Novak, Darla, Bessemer Alabama, Universal Windows Platform Apps, 3d Publishing, Frants


The coronavirus likely traveled 800 miles to Wuhan from farms that breed wild animals for food, a WHO report found

The Wuhan Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, a site of one of the first COVID-19 super-spreader events, sits closed on January 21, 2020. AP Photo/Dake Kang After a month-long investigation, WHO researchers still think the coronavirus originated in bats. The WHO's report said that the coronavirus may have jumped from animals to people at wildlife farms. The most likely intermediary species include minks and pangolins. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a month-long inv...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, News, China, Trends, Wildlife, Who, Vietnam, Wuhan, Zhejiang, Hebei, Yunnan, Hubei Province, Yunnan province, Laos Myanmar


Chinese Police Bust Alleged $76 Million Video Game Cheating Ring, Seize Millions in Assets

The saying goes, “Winners never cheat, and cheaters never win,” but that’s apparently not the case. Police in Kunshan, China, say that a video game cheating ring pulled in an astonishing $76 million in subscription fees before a recent bust, the BBC reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Bbc, Tencent, Cheats, Rss, Deception, Cheaters, Kunshan China, Playerunknowns Battlegrounds, Creative Works, Companies Of China, Cheating In Casinos, Cheating In Video Games, Cheating In Poker


Dinosaur Found in Argentina Looked Like a Bumpy-Headed T. Rex

Eighty million years ago, a large dinosaur curled up and died in what is today western Argentina. The dinosaur was a bipedal, meat-eating predator from the little-known family Abelisauridae, which could grow to nearly 30 feet long and are characterized by their stubby, rugged skulls. This particular abelisaur, dubbed …Read more...
Tags: Science, Argentina, Rex, Dinosaur, Cretaceous, Theropoda, Victoria Arbour, Tyrannosaurus, Geological History Of Earth, Federico Gianechini, Brachyrostrans, Ilokelesia


James Cameron Explains Avatar's Success to...Marianne Williamson?!

You don’t make some of the most successful movies in history without making some interesting friends. James Cameron, for example, was recently a guest on the Marianne Williamson Podcast. Williamson, as you may recall, is a former presidential candidate and best selling author who tends to get into some very weird…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Avatar, James Cameron, Williamson, Marianne Williamson, The Last Airbender, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Marianne Williamson Podcast Williamson


Absolutely Not

Today in things that absolutely no one asked for: a patent for a potential iPhone design that looks like a cheese grater. You know, like on the cursed Mac Pro tower? That, but on your phone.Read more...
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Please Don't Make Me Eat the Google AI Cake

Friends, I’m not typically a picky eater. But there’s something about Google’s new AI-generated cake recipe that... makes my skin crawl just a bit. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Food And Drink, Foods, Marmite, Mars Inc, Food Industry, Sara Robinson, Whopper, Maltesers, Mars Incorporated, Food Paste, Hospitality Recreation, Maltesers Candy Brand


LinkedIn Also Has a Clubhouse Rival in the Works Now

The latest platform dipping its toes into the tepid waters of the “social audio experience” is LinkedIn, which confirmed on Tuesday that it’s developing an audio networking integration for its app that will rival the existing voice-only chat app Clubhouse.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Social Media, Linkedin, Software, Recruitment, Telegram, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Instant Messaging Clients, Alessandro Paluzzi, Social Networking Services


Squarespace Accidentally Borked Its Own Website

Whaaat just happened to Squarespace? In today’s daily dose of irony, the website hosting provider (known for supporting site operations for companies the world over) seemed to temporarily lose access to its own homepage Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Squarespace, Human Interest, Business Finance, Technology Internet


Virgin Galactic unveiled its newest spacecraft that will take tourists to suborbital space - check out the VSS Imagine

Virgin Galactic's newest Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic unveiled its latest spacecraft on Tuesday, the VSS Imagine. It's the first of a new class of vehicles the firm is developing for suborbital space tourism. VSS Imagine will begin testing this summer, the company said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic on Tuesday unveiled its newest spacecraft, the VSS Imagine. It's the first of the company's third-generation SpaceS...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, Virgin, Richard Branson, Spacecraft, Commercial Space Flight, Michael Colglazier, Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic, Tim Levin, VSS Imagine, New Mexico Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic VSS


How Star Wars' Biggest Fan Wiki Found Itself in a Fight Over Trans Identity

If you’re a Star Wars fan online, there stands a high chance that you’ve not only heard of Wookieepedia—the Fandom-owned community resource archiving eons of material from the franchise—but spent more time than you’d like to admit looking up everything from Ickabel G’ont to the history of the Grysk Hegemony. But an…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Films, Disney, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Canon, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Rogue One, Daniel Jose Older, Felicity Jones, Padmé Amidala, Mike Cooper, Fandom, Expanded Universe


The WHO's leader said its investigation into whether the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab was not 'extensive enough'

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS After an investigation, the WHO said it's "extremely unlikely" the coronavirus leaked from a lab. But the WHO's director-general said its investigation of that theory wasn't "extensive enough." There's no evidence the virus had been in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Geneva Switzerland, Yunnan, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Dominic Dwyer, Tedros


The 10 Best Deals of March 30, 2021

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Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for anyone under 60

Getty Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for residents under the age of 60. The country is one of several who paused the use of the vaccine over concerns of blood clots. WHO said earlier this month that there's no link between the vaccine and blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for younger citizens over concerns of blood clotting, health officials announced on T...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Germany, Trends, Spain, Ap, Cnn, Speed, Canada, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccinations, Associated Press, European Medicines Agency


CDC director says data 'suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus'

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube CDC director Rochelle Walensky said data suggests fully vaccinated people don't carry COVID-19. On Monday, the CDC released a study using real-world evidence, which showed that mRNA vaccines are 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 infections. Walensky elaborated on the optimism and "impending doom," she is feeling around the pandemic. See more st...
Tags: Politics, Science, Rachel Maddow, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Speed, Msnbc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Maddow, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky


Razer's New Clothing Line Looks Like Trash

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but even a casual observer can see that Razer’s new clothing collection looks like trash. At least this time it’s intentional.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Companies, Plastic, Razer, Electromagnetism, Razer Inc, Industry Economics


Joe Biden's Offshore Wind Plan Is Radically Ambitious and Wholly Achievable

If President Joe Biden has his way, the U.S. is about to go all in on offshore wind power. His administration announced on Monday that it was setting a goal of getting 30 gigawatts of electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, Wind Power, Sustainable Development, Wind Farm, Raúl Grijalva, Offshore Wind Power, Outline Of Wind Energy, Jeremy Firestone, Wind Power In The United Kingdom, Doug Besette


Plastic Is Creating an Environmental Justice Crisis

There’s growing awareness that plastics are an environmental disaster for marine and terrestrial ecosystems alike. A new United Nations report published Tuesday shows they’re also a huge problem for human beings—and that they don’t affect us all equally.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Nature, Pollution, Bags, Plastic, United Nations, Plastic Bag, Water Conservation, United Nations Environment Programme, Water Pollution, Natural Environment, Plastic Pollution, Mass Production, Azul


Arkansas becomes the latest state to lift its mask mandate, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Arkansas). AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Tuesday that the state's mask mandate will expire at the end of March. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that the state' mask mandate will expire at the end of March, according to local news station KHBS. This story is breaking. Check back for updates. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author:...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Speed, Arkansas, Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson, Asa Hutchinson, ANDREW DeMILLO, KHBS, Coronavirus, Mask Mandate, Azmi Haroun




Archaeologists Find 3,000-Year-Old Mural of Knife-Wielding Spider God in Peru

It likely had eight legs, and at least one of them is still brandishing a knife. That’s the report from archaeologists in northern Peru, who have announced the discovery of a 50-foot mural that once was the centerpiece of a pre-Columbian shrine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Americas, Franco, Peru, La Republica, Ventarrón, Cupisnique, History Of The Americas, Department Of La Libertad, Archaeology Of The Americas, Huaca, Viru Valley, Andean Civilizations, Moche Culture


The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

The National Weather Service experienced multiple outages of major systems on Tuesday, taking its public-facing meteorological forecasts system (as well as storm warnings) offline and hindering access for its own weather experts.Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Nature, Meteorology, Donald Trump, Weather Forecasting, Earth Sciences, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Oceanography, University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma, Silver Spring Maryland


NASA’s ‘Other’ Mars Rover Sends Back a Selfie to Remind Us It Still Exists

The newly landed Perseverance rover is understandably stealing much of the limelight these days, which means Curiosity—after 10 years of faithful service—is suddenly having to play second fiddle. Curiosity’s latest selfie reminds us that the six-wheeled probe is very much still around and doing important scientific…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory, Gale, Mount Sharp, Perseverance, Water On Mars, Mars rovers, Aeolis Quadrangle


Xiaomi Challenges Samsung With Its Own Foldable, the $1,500 Mi Mix Fold

China’s largest smartphone maker is finally joining Samsung and Huawei in the flexible phone market, and while it isn’t the mysterious tri-fold device that Xiaomi teased awhile back, but the company’s new Mi Mix Fold is here.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Huawei, Harman Kardon, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung Galaxy Z Series, Technology Internet, Devices Using Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors


Our Second Interstellar Visitor Was a 'Dirty Snowball' With Stories to Tell

New research suggests Borisov—the second known interstellar visitor to our solar system—had never previously visited a star, not even the one from its home system, prior to zipping past our Sun in 2019. That makes Borisov one of the most pristine—if not the most pristine—comet ever observed by astronomers, in what is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Comets, Milky Way, Solar System, Yang, Halley, Hale, Borisov, Hale Bopp, Bopp, Heavens Gate, Bin Yang, Stefano Bagnulo, Oumuamua, Olivier Hainaut


Rick and Morty's Season 5 Trailer Raises a Little Hell

Fans of Rick and Morty know that part of loving the show is being patient enough to wait agonizing years between seasons. But with the Adult Swim series’ epic renewal back in 2018, production is now on what appears to be a more consistent schedule. What does that mean? Season five arrives in June and there’s a new…Read more...
Tags: Adult Swim, Science, Television, Emmy, Morty, Rick, Jerry, Rick And Morty, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Human Interest, Television Series, Absurdist fiction, Showrunners, Entertainment Culture, Morty Day


Texas Lawmakers Are Using the Blackouts to Make Fossil Fuel Dreams Come True

Lawmakers in Texas are having a busy week: Both chambers of the legislature are weighing in on a slate of bills that are, in theory, designed to address the problems that led to February’s deadly blackouts.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Energy Policy, Fossil Fuel, American Gas Association, Kelly Hancock, Energy Development, Luke Metzger, Energy Economics, Daniel Cohan, Emissions Reduction, Renewable Energy Commercialization, Joe Deshotel



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