Officials discovered nearly 200 baby tortoises wrapped in plastic in a suitcase in a Galapagos airport

A wildlife official handles a baby turtle that was found along with other turtles in a suitcase at the airport before they could be smuggled from the Galapagos Islands, in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador March 29, 2021. via REUTERS Nearly 200 baby tortoises were discovered in a suitcase by officials at a Galapagos airport Sunday. Officials said they believed the hatchlings were removed from tortoise nests on Santa Cruz Island. The tortoises have been sent to the Giant Tortoise Breed...
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Scientists Have Observed Ominous Winter Leaks in Greenland Ice Sheet Lakes

For the first time ever, scientists have shown that lakes on Greenland’s ice sheet can drain during the winter months, in a phenomenon that could accelerate the rate of glacial melt. Read more...
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New photos from Mars: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter stretches its legs, while the Curiosity rover stars in a selfie

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used two cameras to take a selfie. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA's Curiosity rover used its robotic arm to snap a selfie on Mars last week. A few days later, the agency's Ingenuity helicopter finally stretched out all four legs. Photos of both events showcase NASA's growing presence on the red planet. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's a flurry of activity on Mars.Last week, NASA's Curiosity rover used its robotic arm t...
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Joel Greenberg, the Tax Collector Tied to US Rep Matt Gaetz, Allegedly Once Blew $90k in Taxpayer Money On a Crypto Mining Rig

The sex trafficking scandal surrounding Florida U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz is getting gnarlier by the day, both because of the circus sideshow of supporting characters it brings with it and the good questions it raises about why we, as a country, insist on electing people to our federal government who seem like…Read more...
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Joel Greenberg, the Tax Collector Tied to US Rep Matt Gaetz, Once Blew $90k in Taxpayer Money On a Crypto Mining Rig

The sex trafficking scandal surrounding Florida U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz is getting gnarlier by the day, both because of the circus sideshow of supporting characters it brings with it and the good questions it raises about why we, as a country, insist on electing people to our federal government who seem like…Read more...
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Verizon Is Offering Big Discounts and Trade-Ins on Broken Phones on April 1, and It's Actually Not a Prank

Now’s the time of year when it pays to be extra wary of pranks and promotions that seem too good to be true. But starting tomorrow, yes, on April 1, Verizon has some big discounts on phones and trade-ins for broken devices that are totally legit. Read more...
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Analogue Pocket Shipments Pushed Back To October

Analogue just announced its Analogue Pocket handheld console will miss its original May 2021 shipment date and will slip to October instead.Read more...
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Even YouTube Is Chilling Out on Weed

On the same day that Governor Andrew Cuomo fully legalized recreational weed use across New York, YouTube quietly lifted a few of its own restrictions regarding the drug, too. Read more...
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Hackers Are Hiding Malware Inside Fake Call of Duty: Warzone Cheats to Target Gamers

Look out, n00bs. Hackers are apparently deploying fake game “cheats” for Call of Duty: Warzone. They won’t help you merk your opponents, unfortunately. Instead, they will just inject malware onto your computer. Read more...
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The ‘Voice of President Trump’ Gets Double-Banned by Facebook

It must be hard, getting 86'ed from a venue, watching as 2.7 billion people stroll past a skinny, pale bouncer. Maybe you mull around the dumpster outside, in a cloud of cigarette smoke with the Nazis and Laura Loomer, talking about how much that party sucks, actually, that this alley area is way better, and we should…Read more...
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The US just launched the first study testing a version of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine tailored to fight a concerning variant

Richard Biggs, 20, an evolutionary biology major at the University of Colorado Boulder gets his first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Dr. Laird Wolfe. Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado The first clinical trial testing a variant-specific COVID-19 shot launched Wednesday. The NIH-sponsored study will test an updated version of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. The shot is designed to fight the B.1.351 strain first identified in South Africa. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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The Creepshow Season 2 Premiere Unleashes the Best Kind of Fan Service

It’s a safe bet that if you’re settling in to watch Shudder’s Creepshow series—based on the films by George A. Romero and Stephen King—you’re already a horror fan. Creepshow knows this, and it would like to thank you for your support of season one by kicking off season two with an episode targeting the hearts of…Read more...
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Why Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Needs to Go Way Bigger

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled a plan to make a $2.25 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. By the yardstick of recent history, the long-awaited infrastructure plan is big. Read more...
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Soon, Siri Won't Be a Feminine Voice by Default

The latest update to the iOS 14.5 beta won’t fix all of our gripes with Siri, but it does introduce a few major changes for Apple’s digital assistant. For starters, Siri will no longer be feminine by default for English speakers. Instead, once iOS 14.5 is officially pushed out, iOS users will be prompted to pick their…Read more...
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Roughly 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were ruined because of a factory mixup, report says

Insider A mixup in a Baltimore factory ruined roughly 15 million Johnson & Johnson doses, the New York Times reported. Johnson & Johnson vaccines that were already shipped or used were not impacted, The Times reports. See more stories on Insider's business page. A mishap at Emergent Biosolutions, a manufacturing plant in Baltimore which produces two seperate coronavirus vaccines-Johnson & Johnson and Astrazeneca-has spoiled close to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine ...
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Japan Hasn't Seen Cherry Blossoms This Early in 1,200 Years

So gorgeous! So depressing! The cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan hit their peak bloom last week—the earliest date recorded in official records and, some say, the earliest date of bloom for the trees in more than 1,200 years. And climate change definitely has a hand in the trees’ early beauty show.Read more...
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Charts show the US on the brink of a 4th coronavirus surge as variants spread and states relax restrictions

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona US coronavirus cases have increased 12% in the last week. About 30 states are reporting upticks. Experts think the spread of a more infectious, deadlier variant is partially to blame. Charts show how cases are spiking in the six states seeing some of the most dramatic increases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Although 23% of the US populatio...
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Amazon Intended Its Army of Paid Twitter Sycophants to Be 'Authentic,' Have a 'Great Sense of Humor'

Internal Amazon documents show that the company’s widely-derided Twitter “ambassadors” program was intended to be a different sort of laugh riot, according to the Intercept.Read more...
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Physicists Laser-Cool Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero

For a little more than a week in July 2018, a team of physicists at CERN tried a new technique to slow down antimatter particles zipping around at breakneck speeds. Those 10 days of observation were the culmination of 10 years of development in an international collaboration called ALPHA, which oversaw the design and…Read more...
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How the New Captain America Prepared for His Superhero Role With the Help of a Surprising Marvel Director

He may be the Internet’s meme du jour, but John Walker is no joke—he’s the new Captain America in Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and he’s fascinating. io9 had a chance to speak with Wyatt Russell, the actor behind the mask, and discuss his great venture into the MCU.Read more...
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Antarctica Got Blasted by a Powerful ‘Airburst’ Event 430,000 Years Ago

Asteroids that smash directly into Earth’s surface can cause extensive damage, but, as new evidence uncovered in east Antarctica suggests, asteroids that explode on entry can be equally devastating.Read more...
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Banjo-Kazooie and Fable 2 Are Available on Xbox's Cloud Gaming Service, and I'm Stoked

Xbox announced this morning that 16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games are now available on its cloud gaming service. Anyone with an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription can play well-loved classics like Banjo-Kazooie, Fable 2, and Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind as of today.Read more...
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France to close schools and stop domestic travel after Covid surge

Emmanuel Macron announces three-week shutdown of schools after leaving restrictions ‘until last moment’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance’s schools are to close for at least three weeks and travel within the country will be banned for a month after Easter in an attempt to curb a dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm hospitals, Emmanuel Macron has said.In a televised address to the nation, the French president said the government had waited “...
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Biden Floats Plan to Bring Broadband to All Americans

President Biden set out to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to roll out a sweeping infrastructure proposal that could completely revamp—among many other things—the way the country gets online.Read more...
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This Stick-On Gadget Solves Wireless Charging's Biggest Problem

Wireless chargers have a dark secret that’s never addressed in the brochures and other promotional materials: You still have to deal with wires. But with Humanscale’s new NeatCharge wireless charger, at least those cords are hidden away out of sight underneath a desk or table. Read more...
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Stress slows hair growth and scientists have determined why

There's the old saying that worry and stress makes you feel like "pulling your hair out." (Of course, there's also the OCD-spectrum hair-pulling disorder called Trichotillomania, often triggered by stress.) Now, scientists have identified a stress hormone that appears to inhibit hair growth. — Read the rest
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It's Looking Like Samsung's Return to Wear OS Is Inevitable

Rumors that Samsung might be ditching its proprietary smartwatch operating system for Google’s neglected Wear OS platform aren’t new. However, it’s looking increasingly likely that Tizen OS is not long for this world.Read more...
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New York opened up vaccines to anyone over age 30. TurboVax, a free tool to find appointments, saw traffic skyrocket.

Dado Ruvic/Reuters TurboVax, a free online tool that helps people find COVID-19 vaccine appointments, saw traffic skyrocket after New York opened its appointments up to anyone over 30-years-old.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. -TurboVax (@turbovax) March 31, 2021 Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Kelly McLaughlin)]
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April Is Full of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Spring Reading List

This month we’ve got teenage telekinetics, magical twins, shapeshifters, supernatural detectives, space adventures, palace intrigue, fantasy epics, monsters, and more—plus the first-ever YA fantasy novel by io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders. Read on!Read more...
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EPA Cleans Out Trump-Era Shills on Its Science Advisory Boards

When he wasn’t busy searching for Ritz Carlton lotion, former Environmental Protection Administrator Scott Pruitt also gutted the agency’s science advisory boards. But after forcing out impartial scientists and installing people who literally denied air pollution’s adverse impacts on public health, the agency is…Read more...
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