Security Researchers Find Zoom Vulnerabilities That Would Have Let Bad Actors Take Over Your Computer

A pair of security researchers revealed several zero-day vulnerabilities in Zoom in recent days that would have let hackers take over someone’s computer even if the victim hadn’t clicked anything. Zoom confirmed to Gizmodo that it released a server-side update to address the vulnerabilities on Friday and that users…Read more...
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Chris Rock's Spiral Spins and Gets a Saw X Sequel

I won’t lie. When I heard the Saw series was being rebooted, I wasn’t excited. From 2004-2010, these films dominated the horror genre. James Wan directed the first film and had no clue his small little film would become ionic. Unfortunately, as the movie progressed in number, the story and quality decreased. The last…Read more...
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Neuralink: We Got a Monkey to Play Pong Using Only Its Mind

Neuralink, the secretive neuroscience startup co-founded by Elon Musk, has been even more quiet than usual these days. That is, until this week when it released a YouTube video of a monkey appearing to play the classic video game Pong with its mind.Read more...
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Twitch and Facebook Gaming Are Having One Hell of a Year. YouTube Gaming? Eh, Not so Much

As the world descended into lockdown last year, people overwhelming tuned into livestreams to connect with others and stave off boredom while stuck in their homes. And that pandemic-fueled growth shows no signs of slowing down even as the world attempts to return to business as usual, with both Twitch and Facebook…Read more...
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Nasa preparing to attempt first controlled flight on another world

The Ingenuity helicopter, which arrived on the red planet in February, is expected to take to the skies on WednesdayNasa is gearing up to attempt the first controlled flight on another planet next week, with the tiny Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.The helicopter is expected to take to the skies next week, with Wednesday being the earliest time scheduled. Continue reading...
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Supergirl Is Gaining Another Magical DC Comics Imp

The CW is not playing around and is dominating the nerd news cycle this weekend. Supergirl is heading into the final stretch as the upcoming season six will be the show’s last, and actress Peta Sergeant (The Originals) is now a series regular.Read more...
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Watch NASA attempt to fly its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars for the first time on Wednesday

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA could fly its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, for the first time on Wednesday. If it flies successfully, it may change how we explore planets - and beam back unprecedented video. Watch NASA's livestream from mission control below. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is about to fly its Mars helicopter for the first time. The feat could revolutionize spaceflight.The helicopter, ca...
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A new study found that Black women are 3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 when compared to white men

Spencer Platt/Getty Images A new study found that Black women are three times likelier than white men to die from COVID-19. The findings underscore systemic inequalities that make people of color more vulnerable to COVID-19. Data released last year showed Black people were also twice as likely as white people to contract the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. New research suggests Black women are dying from the coronavirus at higher rates than any other demographic i...
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NASA delays Mars helicopter flight after a crucial rotor-blade-spinning test ended abruptly

The Perseverance rover captured the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after (right) spinning its rotor blades at low speed. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA has delayed the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to Wednesday. A crucial test to spin Ingenuity's blades at full speed ended abruptly due to a "watchdog" timer. It's not clear what the issue was but NASA will have to redo the test before flying. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has delayed the fi...
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CW's Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 Teaser Trailer Shows New Heroes and New Villains

Admit it. You didn’t think CW’s Suicide Squad—I’m sorry CW’s Legends of Tomorrow was going to get past the first season. It’s ok to be wrong, though. Not only is the show on its sixth season, but it’s back and better than ever!Read more...
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Big Oil Fed State Educators Stats Used to Push Back on Biden’s Climate Goals

For years, Big Oil has cozied up to American public schools—and now they seem to be cashing in their chips. New emails appear to show that some elected officials in charge of public schools may have been helped in attacking the Biden administration’s recent decision to pause oil and gas leasing on federal land by…Read more...
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Arizona businesses will be allowed to opt-out and ignore mask orders under law signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey

Usher Kathy Stock wears a face shield and mask as she waits for fans to enter the MLB spring training game in February in Arizona. Steph Chambers/Getty Images Arizona businesses can soon opt out of local orders requiring masks under a new law. The bill was signed into law by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday. Ducey never instituted a statewide mandate and in March signed an executive order that said localities couldn't do so, either. See more stories on Insider's business page. Busine...
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Why are there still so few black scientists in the UK?

There have been many reports but little action: UK university science departments need to do more to fix their serious diversity problem‘Not built for minorities to succeed’: black scientists on academia’s race problemThe Nobel laureate poet Sir Derek Walcott once said that the English language is nobody’s special property: “It is the property of the imagination.” Much the same could be said for science. It should be said. Except this isn’t quite so. Not yet.Data on who is doing science has rece...
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Global Covid vaccine rollout threatened by shortage of vital components

Pharmaceutical firms warn of delays to items such as the large bags in which vaccine cells are grownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine-makers around the world face shortages of vital components including large plastic growbags, according to the head of the firm that is manufacturing a quarter of the UK’s jab supply.Stan Erck, the chief executive of Novavax – which makes the second vaccine to be grown and bottled entirely in Britain – told the Observer that the sh...
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Kintsugi helped me to understand my brother's death

The Japanese artform, based on a belief that a repaired pot can be stronger, taught me about tragedy and the ability to overcome itMy brother died at the age of 10, when I was eight. When I was nine, I shushed my best friend for mentioning him. At 11, I forced myself to stop turning my head away when we drove past a cemetery. And at 16 I spoke his name aloud for the first time, although it was many more years before I could actually talk about him.“The world breaks everyone and afterward many ar...
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Anthony Fauci predicts the US will 'approach some degree of normality' by the end of summer

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington, DC on July 30, 2020. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Fauci told Insider that life in the US may start returning to pre-pandemic normal by the end of summer. After that, he said, the US could approach "a considerable degree of normality" in the winter. His optimism comes in part from studies that show vaccinated people are unlikely to spread the virus. See more stories on Insider's...
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Luxury ships from the Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines sail to the rescue and evacuate islanders in the path of a volcano eruption

La Soufrière last erupted in 1979. Reuters Royal Caribbean International and Carnival Cruise sent ships to the Caribbean island Saint Vincent. The ships helped to evacuate northern areas of the island after La Soufrière threatened to erupt. Saint Vincent's National Emergency Management Organisation later tweeted that the volcano did erupt. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ships from both Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International sailed to the Caribbean isla...
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Johnson & Johnson had a very bad week - but fears of negative reactions and blood clots are likely overblown

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images Three US vaccination sites temporarily stopped administering Johnson & Johnson's shot this week. The sites reported clusters of adverse reactions, but it's not known whether the shot was the direct cause. European regulators are also investigating rare blood clots tied to the vaccine, but experts aren't worried. See more stories...
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A legendary 3,000-year-old 'lost golden city' of the Pharaohs has just been discovered in Egypt

The city was found after seven months of excavating. STR/picture alliance via Getty Images The archaeology team began excavating in September 2020, and have now found entire neighborhoods. So far, they have found residential districts, complete rooms and walls, and even a bakery. Dated to the reign of Amenhotep III, the team expects to uncover further parts of the ancient city. See more stories on Insider's business page. Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the larges...
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New CAR T approach minimizes resistance, helps avoid relapse in non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma

Early results from a new, pioneering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy trial led by researchers at the UCLA found using a bilateral attack achieves a more robust defense and helps avoid relapse.
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Students enrolled in late-start-time districts report higher academic achievement

Later school start times are linked to higher grade point averages and higher proportions of students getting the recommended number of hours of sleep.
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Resilience against replay attacks in computer systems

From power grids and telecommunications to water supply and financial systems, digital data controls the infrastructure systems on which society relies. These complex, multi-tier systems depend on layered communications to accomplish their tasks. Researchers from Italy has developed the first predictive control scheme that can help distributed networks with multiple agents not only identify these attacks but also protect against them.
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Which US elementary schoolchildren are more likely to be frequently bullied?

Kindergarten children who frequently externalize problem behaviors (i.e., are aggressive or otherwise target their behavior at others) are at high risk of being frequently bullied later in 3rd-5th grades. Children with higher academic achievement and who can better self-regulate their behaviors--two other factors that can be modified--are at slightly less risk of being frequently bullied in later grades, particularly girls.
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Better metric for thermoelectric materials means better design strategies

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that a quantity known as "thermoelectric conductivity" is an effective measure for the dimensionality of newly developed thermoelectric nanomaterials. Studying films of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes and atomically thin sheets of molybdenum sulfide and graphene, they found clear distinctions in how this number varies with conductivity, in agreement with theoretical predictions in 1D and 2D materials. Such a metric promises ...
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Immune-stimulating drug before surgery shows promise in early-stage pancreatic cancer

Giving early-stage pancreatic cancer patients a CD40 immune-stimulating drug helped jumpstart a T cell attack to the notoriously stubborn tumor microenvironment before surgery and other treatments, according to a new study from researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Level of chromosomal abnormality in lung cancer may predict immunotherapy response

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cancer cells have low levels of aneuploidy - an abnormal number of chromosomes - tend to respond better to immune checkpoint inhibitor drugs than patients with higher levels, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers will report at the virtual AACR Annual Meeting 2021.
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The impact of chemotherapy on immune cells in the tumor microenvironment

Research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed novel insights into the effects of chemotherapy on the tumour microenvironment (TME). The study, published today in Cancer Immunology Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, found that chemotherapy enhances the anti-tumour actions of immune cells within the TME and their ability to support immune responses against cancer.
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Mutant KRAS and p53 cooperate to drive pancreatic cancer metastasis

MD Anderson researchers have discovered that mutant KRAS and p53, the most frequently mutated genes in pancreatic cancer, interact to promote metastasis and tumor growth. The findings point to a new therapeutic target for this deadly cancer.
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Personalized cancer vaccine is safe, shows potential benefit against cancer

A personalized cancer vaccine developed with the help of a Mount Sinai computational platform raised no safety concerns and showed potential benefit in patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, that have a high risk of recurrence, according to results from an investigator-initiated phase I clinical trial presented during the virtual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2021, held April 10-15.
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