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These Text Message Receipts Reportedly Led Feds to Rep. Matt Gaetz

Federal investigators began looking into Florida U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz following a mysterious after-hours visit to a Florida tax agency where a former local official was allegedly churning out fake IDs, the Daily Beast reports. Little did they know that was just the tip of the iceberg. Gaetz now faces a…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Articles, Att, Donald Trump, Natural Environment, Amy, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Greenburg, Florida Republicans, Joel Greenberg, QAnon, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States


New iPhone SE Rumors Claim a 5G Model Is Coming Next Year

Rumors about the next model of Apple’s fan-favorite compact smartphone are already in full effect, though it could be well over a year before we see one.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Spotify's Voice-Controlled 'Car Thing' Device Surfaces Once Again

Spotify’s long-rumored Car Thing device has emerged once again—this time in some iOS code.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science


In Biden’s America, You’re Going to Flick Your Furnace and Nothing Happens, Folks. Flicking Sometimes 10, 11, 12 Times

Folks, we told you it’s going to happen under Creepy Joe, the Democrat Party, they don’t want you to be able to go and turn on your water heater anymore. They’re gonna have you standing there just hitting that lever, that tiny little lever, over and over and it doesn’t get hot, the water? It doesn’t get hot. Your…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Plumbing, Biden, Times, Boilers, Home Appliances, Trump, Democrat Party, Water heating, Furnace, Creepy Joe, Economic Sectors, Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning, Secondary Sector Of The Economy, Him Tilting Joe


6 Mysterious Disease Outbreaks That Were Never Solved

As the past year has painfully made clear, infectious diseases remain one of humanity’s greatest perils. It only took weeks for scientists to identify the cause of our ongoing pandemic—a previously unknown species of coronavirus—but there have been plenty of outbreaks, past and present, whose true cause isn’t so…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Medicine, Water, Infectious Diseases, Tropical Diseases, Epidemiology, Encephalitis, Biological Weapons, Medical Specialties, Encephalitis Lethargica, Picardy Sweat, Sweating Sickness, Cocoliztli Epidemics, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever


The Other History of the DC Universe Sheds a Crucial Light on Katana's Interior Life

In the grand pantheon of DC Comics characters with decidedly uninspired names (see: Superman, Batman), the Japanese assassin-turned-antihero Katana—codename of Tatsu Yamashiro—has always stood out as being a prime example of how comics have a long history of conceptualizing heroes and villains of color in rather…Read more...
Tags: Science, Katana, Tatsu Yamashiro


Queensland reports one new case of locally acquired coronavirus

Health minister Yvette D’Ath says a man has tested positive to Covid-19 after initially testing negativeQueensland has recorded one new case of Covid-19, a close contact of a previous case who has been in quarantine since 27 March.Addressing the media on Saturday, the state’s chief medical officer, Jeannette Young, said the man, who attended the Black Hops Brewery on 20 March, had been quarantined “for his entire infectious period”. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Yvette D'Ath, Jeannette Young, Coronavirus, COVID, Black Hops Brewery


Covid live: Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened

Country has registered more than 12.9 million cases; 10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates 12....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, Biology, Africa, Israel, UK News, World news, Turkey, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, NHS


Australian Covid vaccine experts to urgently meet after blood clot case in Melbourne

Victorian man who went to Box Hill hospital found to have abdominal clots with a low platelet countSeven UK recipients of Oxford jab reported dead after clottingAustralian health authorities will urgently meet to consider a possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a 44-year-old Melbourne man who was hospitalised with blood clots as seven deaths were reported among recipients of the jab in the UK.Both the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and TGA vaccine safety investigati...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Melbourne, Box Hill, Michael Kidd, Coronavirus, Australian Health Protection Principal Committee


It Doesn't Need to Be This Hard

A few people have asked me when we’re going to hear the results of the Bessemer, Alabama union election. The short answer is maybe next week. The long answer, factoring in appeals and litigation, is maybe months.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Joe Biden, Economy, Marco Rubio, National Labor Relations Board, Bessemer, Wal Mart, Chavez, Unfair Labor Practice, Labor Relations, Nelson Lichtenstein, Union Busting, Bessemer Alabama, Occupations


New Mexico Man Starts Driving Home From Albertson's Before Noticing Beees, Thousands of Beees!

Do you hear that? Buzz buzz. Vroom vroom. Buzz, buzz. Vroom vroom. That’s the sound of the car bees.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, New Mexico, Insects, APIs, Bee, Jesse Johnson, Vroom, Albertson, Albertsons, Beekeeping, Swarming, Honey Bee, Hymenoptera, The Swarm, Hexapoda


Man Faces Up to 25 Years in Prison for Allegedly Breaching Kansas Water Plant's Network

The former employee of a Kansas-based water treatment facility is facing decades in prison after allegedly having broken into its computer systems two years ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybercrime, Software, Computing, Kansas, Donald Trump, Computer Security, US Department of Justice, TeamViewer, Access Control, Remote administration software, Computer Network Security, Wyatt A Travnichek


What if you’re living in a simulation, but there’s no computer?

Swedish Philosopher Nick Bostrom’s simulation argument says we might be living in a computer-generated reality. Maybe he’s right. There currently exists no known method by which we could investigate the parameters of our “programming,” so it’s up to each of us to decide whether to believe in The Matrix or not. Perhaps it’s a bit more nuanced than that though. Maybe he’s only half-wrong – or half-right, depending on your philosophical view. What if we are living in a simulation, but there’s no co...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Nick Bostrom, Neural


How to Manage (and Cancel) Your Subscriptions on iOS and Android

I don’t know about you, but the number of times I’ve signed up for a free trial of an app or service and completely forgotten about it, only to get hit with unexpected monthly charges on my credit card statement is...well, it’s a lot. And while there are a few ways to remind yourself when those free trials end, some…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Marketing, Subscription Business Model


This Smart Pet Drinking Fountain Has Made My Cats Insufferable Water Snobs

When my household was just myself and my gray tabby Charlie, a basic water bowl and food bowl was all she (well, me really) needed. But after adopting Katniss, my black and white tuxedo kitty, our daily routines completely changed. I had to worry about Charlie stealing food from her sister, and I had to give her a…Read more...
Tags: Outdoors, Science, Water, Architecture, Plumbing, Katniss, Fountain, Landscape Architecture, Charlie, Human Interest, Drinking Fountain, Environmental Design


LexisNexis Is ICE's Latest Doxing Tool: Report

LexisNexis—the data-harvesting company that you might know as a key tool for researchers and reporters across a cavalcade of industries—has signed a $16.8 million contract with Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE), the Intercept reported on Friday. The contract was initially scoped out by Mijente, a Lantinx…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Law, Immigration, Articles, Legal Research, Computing, Contract, LexisNexis, Doxing, Relx, Mijente, Customers Enforcement ICE, Open Source Intelligence, Customers Enforcement, Technology Internet


New Research Exposes Weird Tsunamis Caused by Gravity Waves

On April 13, 2018, a huge swell of water broke on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. It was a tsunami, one far from any fault line typically associated with the ginormous waves. This was a meteotsunami, a wall of water forged from the air conditions above it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sea, Tsunami, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Eric Anderson, Lake Michigan, Swell, Friday The 13th, Meteotsunami, Physical Geography, Wind Wave, Natural Hazard, Debbie Maglothin, Water Waves


Deserted islands: Pacific resorts struggle to survive a year without tourists

Algae-filled pools and shuttered hotel windows are a reminder that Covid-19 is not just a public health problemOf the handful of countries in the world that managed to stay completely Covid-free, almost all were islands in the South Pacific.Most Pacific countries – protected by their remoteness and their governments’ decisions to close their borders – have kept their case numbers very low, with some notable exceptions, including French Polynesia, which restarted international travel early and su...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, Vanuatu, Fiji, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus, South Pacific Most Pacific


This Iceland volcano erupted for the first time in 6,000 years, and it could keep erupting for decades

A volcano near Reykjavik, Iceland, was dormant for 6,000 years before erupting on March 19.The lava is moving slow enough for 10,000 visitors to see it up close.Experts predict the volcano could continue erupting for decades.See more stories on Insider's business page. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Kaitlyn Wang)]
Tags: Video, Science, Trends, Volcano, Iceland, Reykjavik, Reykjavik Iceland, Business Insider Today, Kaitlyn Wang, video format N/A - News


WOW! That’s Not How Any of This Works

Most internet service providers impose data caps, and as of today, you can add one more to the list. Ars Technica reports cable company WideOpenWest (WOW!), an ISP that once bragged about its unlimited data plans, is now imposing data caps on its customers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ars Technica


Sealed Super Mario Bros. Cartridge Sells for a Record-Breaking $660,000 at Auction

While it might not have generated as much as Beeple’s recent NFT sale, a sealed cartridge of Super Mario Bros for the NES just crushed the record for the most expensive video game auction ever sold going for a whopping $660,000. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mario Bros, NFT, Beeple


Utility That Funded a Racist Ad Campaign Tweets How It Remains ‘Committed’ to Antiracism

Last week, FirstEnergy, a powerful Midwest utility, tweeted a message of unity in the wake of increasing attacks on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Joe Biden, Software, Social Issues, Computing, Ohio, Operating Systems, Midwest, FirstEnergy, Pacific Islander, Dave Anderson, Larry Householder, Kaz Sato, Corporate Crime, Anti Chinese Sentiment


Pixel 6 Will Reportedly Be the First Phone With Google-Made Chip

Google’s next Pixel phones will reportedly be the company’s first devices powered by its own homemade chip, internally called the “GS101” Whitechapel.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Linkedin, Intel, Smartphones, Computers, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Computing, Tablet Computers, Amd, Qualcomm, ARM


The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's Solid Surprises Bolster an Otherwise Repetitive Episode

Well, we didn’t see that coming. Or that coming. Or that coming. The third episode of Disney+ and Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier saw our heroes hot on the trail of the super-soldier serum—and their investigation was filled with some pretty excellent surprises that helped to cover the fact the rest of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Thanos, Sam, Marvin Gaye, Sarah, Captain America, Hydra, Falcon, Selby, Sebastian, Isaiah, Daniel Brühl, Steve Rogers, John Wick, Sam Wilson


Fandom Bans 2 Wookieepedia Admins for 'Bullying and Intimidation'

Fandom, the host of Wookieepedia and countless other fan wikias, has announced the ban of two longtime admins from the fan-run Star Wars wiki after several complaints from other admins accused the pair of a campaign of “bullying and intimidation.” In addition, the admins of Wookieepedia have finally spoken out.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Shipping, Genres, Fandom, Speculative Fiction, Wookieepedia, Deadnaming, Creative Works, Star Wars Fandom, Robin Pronovost, Tim Quievryn, Wikipedia Administrators, Wookieepedia Admins for Bullying and Intimidation


Earth contains buried chunks of an alien world that are 'millions of times larger than Mount Everest,' research suggests

An artist's depiction of a possible impact of a proto-planet like Theia and the Earth. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Wikimedia Commons Two gigantic blobs of dense rock hundreds of miles tall sit deep inside the Earth. New research suggests these blobs are remnants of a planet that hit Earth 4.5 billion years ago. The collision of Earth and this ancient planet, called Theia, may have helped create the moon. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you were to peer deep under Earth's c...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Mount Everest, Yuan, Arizona State University, Asu, Geophysical Research Letters, Mariner


Concrete gets tougher with graphene

Perhaps someday we will once again achieve Roman levels of concrete artistry. Graphene Exponent: In July 2020, Thomas Swan, a global chemical manufacturing company signed an agreement with Concrene for a graphene-enhanced concrete product. That concrete product is now planned to be available in the US market in April 2021. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Science, News, US, Concrete, When No Longer In Rome, Thomas Swan


How to encourage skeptical family members to get the COVID vaccine, according to a brain science expert

Everyone has been trying to make everyone else see the world from their perspective, writes Moran Cerf. lechatnoir/Getty Images Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business. He regularly answers questions about psychology, business, and behavior via email from people who attend his talks. In this column, he shares different ways to encourage skeptical family members to get the COVID vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Q: We live in Florida and visit my paren...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Opinion, Trends, Hawaii, Healthcare, Behavior, Vaccine, Wuhan, Buzz, Nordic, Buzz Aldrin, Brain Science, Neuroscientist, Moran Cerf


Over 100 million people in the US have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Hartford HealthCare's Colleen Teevan administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to a front-line healthcare worker outside of Hartford Hospital. AP Photo/Jessica Hill More than 100 million people in the US have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. The CDC said that those doses cover over 30% of the US population. More than 56 million people in the US, meanwhile, have been fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over 100 million people in the United States...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, United States, New York Times, Pfizer, Biden, Johnson Johnson, Hartford Hospital, Moderna, Hartford Healthcare





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