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Former CDC Director Under Trump Now Promoting Unproven Virus-Killing Tech for 'Big Ass Fans'

The former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Donald Trump, Dr. Robert Redfield, has landed a sweet gig at...Big Ass Fans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Hydrogen Peroxide, Chemistry, Ultraviolet, Hygiene, Donald Trump, Kaiser Health News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ozone, Jim Clyburn, Human Services, Timothy Bertram, Paul Alexander, Physical Sciences, Big Ass Fans


Google Is Yanking Play Movies and TV App From Roku and Most Smart TVs

Google is officially pulling the plug on its Play Movies and TV app on all Roku devices and Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TVs, the company announced via 9to5Google on Monday. Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Play, TV, Science, Technology, Samsung, Apple TV, Computing, Roku, Vizio, Smart TV, Internet Television, Mass Media, Movies Anywhere, Samsung LG Vizio, Digital Media Players


The World Health Organization urges people to stop playing fast and loose with the pandemic as coronavirus cases and deaths soar

Revellers drink in Soho as non essential retail reopens on April 12, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images The WHO warned people not to get complacent about the pandemic as COVID-19 cases surge worldwide. While vaccines offer hope, only 1 in 500 people in poor countries have received a shot. Officials warned cases have been rising for weeks, with 4.4 million new cases recorded last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Health Organizat...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Los Angeles Times, Soho, London United Kingdom, Johns Hopkins University, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Chris J Ratcliffe Getty, Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus, Van Kerkhove, Maria Van Kerkhove


Your Weekend Justice #292: Getting Vaccinated in a Fictional Town

Photo by Andrew Coop on Unsplash. Cropped. That’s because when you combine them and wind them up all, they open a gateway to hell. – Madman This episode was recorded March 30, 2021. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. And since nobody involved is innocent, no names were changed. Agenda: Fucking with Widge’s head about audio qualityBragging about screensHow to record podcasts on a budgetZoom and paranoiaPost-jab recoveryRacism, focused like chiHow to get ...
Tags: Toys, Florida, Science, Television, Movies, Podcasts, Weekend Justice, Marvel, Netflix, Racism, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Black Widow, Sherlock Holmes, James Gunn, Zazzle


The Biggest Smalltooth Sawfish Ever Measured Washed Ashore in Florida

Two sawfish washed ashore dead in the Florida Keys over the past week; one of those fish is the largest of its species to ever be measured, clocking in at 16 feet long and weighing as much as a horse.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Animals, Environment, Fish, Florida Keys, Batoidea, Aquatic Animals, Elasmobranchii, Smalltooth Sawfish, Sawfish, Pristidae, Gregg Poulakis, Knifetooth Sawfish, Longcomb Sawfish


Son of Stuxnet?

It certainly looks like Israel just cyber attacked Iran again. Authorities with the Islamic Republic are claiming that a blackout at one of the nation’s top nuclear facilities is the result of Israeli sabotage, and an Israeli media outlet has similarly claimed that the attack may have been the work of the…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Government, Israel, Joe Biden, Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu, Son, Stuxnet, International Relations, Foreign Relations, Islamic Republic, Natanz, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh


Airbnb Would Just Love It if You Could Just Postpone Your Orgy Until Next Year

Although the axes of “Hot Girl Summer” and “Fully-Vaccinated Summer” are about to collide in an unholy fashion for a certain young subset of the population, Airbnb is respectfully asking if you would please, please just keep it chill and socially distanced for the foreseeable future.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Science, Joe Biden, Tourism, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Vacation Rental, Hospitality Industry, Hospitality Services


The FCC Wants You To Use Its Speed Test App to Figure Out Where Internet Is Bad

The Federal Communications Commission is encouraging folks to use its internet speed test app, available for free across the country to anyone with an Android or iOS device, so it can collect more accurate internet speed data for its broadband deployment efforts.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Fcc, Broadband, Software, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Computing, Mobile App, Ookla, Information and Communications Technology, Jessica Rosenworcel, Network Performance, Speedtestnet, Technology Internet


This Country Vaccinated Nearly Every Adult in Two Weeks

The U.S., Israel, and a few other countries have done a decent job in rapidly vaccinating their residents against covid-19—but none hold a candle to the small Asian nation of Bhutan. In about the span of two weeks, the country was reportedly able to vaccinate almost of its entire adult population.Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Articles, World, Vaccination, Bhutan, Countries, Health Medical Pharma


The Nevers' Olivia Williams and Pip Torrens on Playing Aristocrats Among Superheroes

HBO’s new sci-fi fantasy series The Nevers focuses on a group of (mostly) women suddenly imbued with superpowers in Victorian London. But circling around the main characters are several frenemies and outright foes—including a pair of slippery aristocrats played by Olivia Williams and Pip Torrens.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, London, Olivia Williams, Pip Torrens, Nevers Olivia Williams


The Illuminati or Whatever Meets on Zoom to Fight Back Against Voter Suppression

America’s corporate elites recently held a conference call on Zoom to discuss how to push back against voter suppression bills being pushed by Republican politicians in dozens of states, according to a Monday report by the Washington Post.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Microsoft, NFL, Articles, America, Linkedin, Merck, Walmart, Joe Biden, Comcast, Delta, Day, Att, Mitch McConnell, Starbucks


The Last Two Giraffes Have Been Rescued From a Vanishing Kenyan Island

A mother and calf are the last of nine endangered giraffes to be transported to Kenya’s mainland as rising waters threaten their home island in Lake Baringo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, David, Kenya, Connor, Giraffe, Mammals, Noelle, Giraffes, Lake Baringo, The Giraffes, Northern Giraffe, Fauna Of Africa, Ngarikoni


MiniLED Supply Issues Could Delay New iPad Pro Launches

Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro could reportedly ship later than initially anticipated thanks to a supply chain issue.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Texas Wind Energy Set a Record—But Republicans Are Still Trying to Squash It

Despite recent baseless attacks on wind power as unreliable and unneeded from Texas politicians, wind was the number one source of electricity on the state’s grid last month. Awkward!Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Energy, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Bank Of America, Wind Power, Environmentalism, Goldman Sachs, Energy Policy, Blackrock, Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick


Uber for Weed Just Uber

The future of doing drugs is starting to look a lot like the future of everything else: suspiciously cheap and easy.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cannabis, Chuck Schumer, Dara Khosrowshahi, Medicinal Plants, Medical Cannabis, Health Sciences, Herbalism, Nutter Butters, Psychoactive Drugs, Location Based Software, Legality Of Cannabis, Cannabis Smoking, Effects Of Cannabis


Tesla Owners, Say ‘Open Butthole’ and Get a Little Surprise

Tesla’s cars already feature a wide range of Easter eggs, like the ability to turn on “fart mode,” support for volume settings that go to 11, and more. But recently, Tesla owners have discovered a new trick that might be the most childish one yet. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Nikola Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Motor Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks, Sports Sedans, Car Classifications, Technology Internet


The Long History of Star Trek Uniform Fashions

The debate over whether or not Starfleet is a military organization, a scientific one, or a messy, often contradictory combination of both has been a part of Star Trek since it began. One thing that we can always be certain of though? It loves a wardrobe shakeup. With Discovery’s upcoming season adding yet another…Read more...
Tags: Science, Gold, Star Trek, Idris Elba, Uniform, Edison, Starfleet, Television Shows, Television Series, Star Trek Voyager, Military Uniforms, Creative Works, English Language Films, Trekkie, Star Trek Uniforms, Long History of Star Trek Uniform Fashions


There’s No Reason to Freak Out About the Latest Pfizer Vaccine Study

Over the weekend, a new study involving the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine set off a wave of alarming—and at times misleading—headlines. The study, based on real-world data from Israel, found that the vaccine wasn’t as effective against B.1351, the variant first found in South Africa, as it was against other…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Israel, Medical Research, South Africa, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, BioNtech, Sars Cov 2, Adi Stern, Covid 19 Vaccine, 501v2 Variant, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Sarbecovirus


What's the Best LEGO Set, Brick Masters?

Recently, I’ve started to get into construction toys. I recently wrote about the new Pokémon Mega Construx kits, which brought some much-needed stress relief to my life. After testing one for this site, I ended up buying another. It’s safe to say that I’m hooked and looking to add this hobby into my ever-expanding…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Lego, The Lego Movie, LEGO Friends, Human Interest, Danish design, Creative Works, Danish Culture Canon, Brick Like Me, Pokémon Mega Construx


MIT Researchers Want to Talk to Spiders

If you think working from home is hard, consider the spider, who lives at work in a house it built. Arachnids use their intricate webs to trap meals, navigating across the structure using the vibrations it senses through the hairs on its legs. Read more...
Tags: Science, Soundcloud, Spider, Spider web, Tomas Saraceno, Childish Gambino, Saraceno, Ethology, Markus Buehler, Technology Internet, Spiders In Popular Culture, Markus J Buehler, Arachnology, Cultural Depictions Of Spiders


Elon Musk's Neuralink could transition from implanting chips in monkeys to humans within the year

Elon Musk, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Elon Musk on Thursday released a video described as showing a monkey playing video games with its mind. Earlier in the year, Musk said Neuralink plans to initiate human trials by the end of the year. In 2019, Musk said it would be testing the AI brain chips on humans by the end of 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington, Trends, Tesla, Ai, Musk, Tech Insider, Twitter Musk, Neuralink, FDA Musk, McNamee Getty Images Elon Musk, Grace Kay


Americans Are Already Deciding Where to Move Based on Climate Change

Having been a “climate person” for the past decade-plus has been pretty damn exhausting. Every single choice I make has involved agonizing over the environmental ramifications. But as the climate crisis has become impossible to ignore, more and more people are doing the same, including making decisions to move based…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Sea Level Rise, Earth Sciences, Sandy, Daryl Fairweather, Physical Geography, Ar Siders


A Brief History of DC Comics' Black Supermen

As long as the original Superman has had counterparts like Steel and, more recently, Final Crisis’ Calvin Ellis of Earth-23, there have been comics fans who struggled to comprehend—and often pushed back against—the idea of a Black Superman.Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Steel, Calvin Ellis, DC Comics Black Supermen


He Said “Poyekhali!”

Today, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day (День Космон а́ втики), also known as The International Day of Human Space Flight. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut (Do you want to know why Russians call their astronauts cosmonauts? Read THIS B LOG ) Yuri Gagarin made the world’s first orbital flyby of the Earth (Земл я́ ). Exactly twenty years later, the first American “Space Shuttle” was launched. Since then, we have the “World’s Space party” – Yuri’s Night. Celebrate it with us! Ironic...
Tags: Space, Texas, Science, Russia, US, History, Linguistics, New Zealand, Moscow, Traditions, Yuri Gagarin, Yuri Malenchenko, Leonid, Wernher von Braun, Yuri, Saratov


CDC director offered a solution to the Michigan COVID-19 surge: 'Shut things down'

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rochelle Walensky to head up the CDC. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images CDC director Rochelle Walensky spoke about the COVID-19 spike in Michigan on Monday. She said the state should reimpose restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said Michigan should put coronavirus restrictions back in place to stop the spread of COVID-1...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, Food And Drug Administration, Michigan, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Scott Gottlieb, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Rochelle Walensky




An Alaskan Glacier Has Started Moving Really, Really Fast

If you’re visiting Alaska this year, you may get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime geologic event. A glacier in Denali National Park has started moving between 50 to 100 times faster than normal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Alaska, Geology, Glacier, Earth Sciences, Surge, Denali National Park, Muldrow, Meltwater, Glaciology, Denali National Park And Preserve, Physical Geography, Retreat Of Glaciers Since, Ice Sheet Dynamics, Jonny Kingslake




Apple, Combining a TV Box and Smart Speakers Isn't Going to Fix Your Smart Home Woes

Listen, Apple’s great at a lot of things, but building smart home gadgets ain’t one of them. In fact, its dismal offerings in that space are a glaring weakness—especially when you look at the strides Google and Amazon have made in recent years. Apple is well aware of that, and it looks like it might try to change its…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Siri, Apple TV, Home Automation, Computing, Mark Gurman, Homekit, Apple Music, Alexa


Samsung Reportedly Mulling Slick Tech and a Big-Name Camera Partnership for Future Galaxy Phones

A lot of smartphone brands have recently turned to legacy camera makers to help improve the image quality of their phones. Vivo partnered with Zeiss, OnePlus teamed up with Hasselblad, and now, according to multiple reports, it appears Samsung may be looking to team up with Olympus to upgrade the cameras on future…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Digital Photography, Mobile Phones, Olympus, Galaxy, Oneplus, Samsung Galaxy, Camera Phone, Hasselblad, Image Stabilization



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