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Matt Gaetz's Lackey Reportedly Used Venmo to Pay Off More Than 150 Women and One Minor

The details on Rep. Matt Gaetz’s role in an alleged sex ring are getting more sickening by the day, and today, a day that ends with “Y”, is no exception: New documents unearthed by the Daily Beast show that Gaetz’s wingman, sentient barf bag Joel Greenberg, used Venmo as his app of choice when making payments to more…Read more...
Tags: Science, Venmo, Lackey, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg


The AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines share the same technology. It could explain why both have possible links to rare blood clots.

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine may be linked to a type of rare blood clot in the brain. The same type of clot might also be associated with J&J's shot, but regulators aren't sure yet. Experts wonder whether the clotting issues are related, since both shots use the same technology. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Pennsylvania, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vector, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Michigan State University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Gulick


The Scooters Are Coming

If you’re one of those curmudgeonly types who was reveling in the absence of a fleet of flaming, dockless scooters on New York City streets up until this point, there’s bad news: The scooters are coming, and they’ll be here by summer.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Transport, Sharing Economy, Bird, Scooter, Lime, Mobility Scooter, Business Finance, Micromobility, Land Transport, Kick Scooters, Motorized Scooter, Bicycle Sharing System, Scooter Sharing System


Save 40% on Men’s Spring Clothes at JACHS NY

Featured Deal: Olive Stretch Military Field Jacket | $39Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Shirts, Science, Clothing, Culture, Jacket, T Shirt, Sheilah Villari, Juliana Clark, Hospitality Recreation, Dress Shirt, United States Army Uniforms


Sony Quietly Adds ‘HDMI Link’ Function To PS5, But It’s Kind Of A Bust

Today, , adding, among other things, support for external storage of PS5 games. But, as reported by The Verge, Sony quietly snuck in a handful of bonus features in the update, including the ability to automatically deactivate HDR, plus a new suite of functions called “HDMI…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Roku, Toshiba, Hdr, Hdmi, Parrish, Lisa Marie Segarra, Video Game Consoles, PlayStation 5, Home video game consoles, Technology Internet


Sony Quietly Adds ‘HDMI Link’ Options To PS5, But It's Kind Of A Bust

Today, , adding, among other things, support for external storage of PS5 games. But, as reported by The Verge, Sony quietly snuck in a handful of bonus features in the update, including the ability to automatically deactivate HDR, plus a new suite of customization options…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Roku, Toshiba, Hdr, Hdmi, Parrish, Lisa Marie Segarra, Video Game Consoles, PlayStation 5, Home video game consoles, Technology Internet, Consumer Electronics Control


Magic mushrooms show promise in treatment for depression, study says

Trial suggests psilocybin combined with psychological therapy is as effective as antidepressant drugMagic mushrooms have a long and rich history. Now scientists say they could play an important role in the future, with their active ingredient a promising treatment for depression.The results from a small, phase two clinical trial have revealed that two doses of psilocybin appears to be as effective as the common antidepressant escitalopram in treating moderate to severe major depressive disorder,...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Society, UK News, Depression, Medical Research


Revenge: Spectrum Workers on Strike Build Their Own ISP

If, for any number of reasons, you’d like to burn telecoms to the ground and build a new internet service provider on their smoldering remains, good news for you. New York City Spectrum workers, who’ve weathered an anguishing four-year strike, have built their own internet service provider. If the city throws its…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Time Warner, Broadband, Comcast, Telecommunications, Starbucks, Andrew Cuomo, Gizmodo, Charter, Digital Technology, Erik Forman, Sascha Meinrath, Charter Spectrum, Science And Technology In The United States, Troy Walcott


Mystery of Who Cracked the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone for the FBI Solved After 5 Years

When the U.S. government wanted to crack into a dead terrorist’s iPhone several years ago, they turned to a little-known cybersecurity startup in Australia to help them do it, a Washington Post investigation has revealed. Azimuth Security, located in Sydney, specializes in providing providing “best-of-breed technical…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Washington Post, Fbi, Sydney, San Bernardino, Azimuth Security


Study Finds Lower Life Expectancy Around Superfund Sites

New research suggests that living near hazardous waste is, unsurprisingly, harmful to health and longevity. The study found a clear link between lower life expectancy and living near a waste site, with residents in poorer neighborhoods possibly losing as much as a year of life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Pollution, Life Expectancy, Natural Environment, Harvey, United States Environmental Protection Agency, US Midwest, Superfund, Hazardous Waste, Disaster Accident, Environment Of The United States, Hanadi Rifai, 96th United States Congress, Locally Unwanted Land Use


The pause on J&J's COVID-19 vaccine will continue for now as CDC advisors gather more information on rare blood clots

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images An advisory committee for the CDC endorsed keeping the hold on Johnson & Johnson's vaccine in place. The vaccine was pulled from use after at least six cases of a rare type of blood clot were reported in people who received the shot. The group of experts declined to vote on re-introducing the vaccine into the market, saying they need more information. See more stories on Insider's business page. An expert panel that advises the Centers for Disease Co...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, Maine, Army, Astrazeneca


The Xperia 1 Mark III Could Be Sony's Big Chance for a Major Mobile Comeback

Over the past few years, Sony phones have landed in the U.S. like lead balloons. Its handsets don’t get much support from carriers or room on retail shelves. But with the new Xperia 1 Mark III, Sony could be poised for a big time comeback. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Sony, Xperia, Sony Xperia, Mark III, Sony Xperia 1, Sony Xperia 5 II, Bravia Tvs, Sony Xperia 5, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, Sony Xperia Z2, Mark III Sony


Gaze Upon My Browser Extensions and Despair

They’re not what any of us would call “intimate,” but you can really tell a lot about a person from a quick glance at the browser extensions they use. Is your boyfriend’s browser decorated with favicons from Evernote, Trello, and literally nothing else? He’s either a type-A perfectionist or zen to a fault. Is your…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Microsoft, Evernote, Web Browsers, Software, Opera, Freeware, Operating Systems, Trello, Adtech, Product, Alphabet Inc, Embedded Linux, Browser Extension


You Can Now Run Windows 10 on Apple's M1 Macs...Sort Of

Anyone looking for a way to run Windows 10 on a new Mac with Apple Silicon now has an easy, reliable option. Parallels just released a new version of its virtual desktop tool, Desktop 16.5, that supports Windows 10 on M1 Macs.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Macintosh, Software, Computing, Amd, Boot Camp, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Parallels, System Software, Apple Silicon, Rosetta 2, Parallels Desktop for Mac, Technology Internet, Classic Mac Os


Remnants of an ancient planet buried inside the Earth may be the cause of a weak spot in the magnetic field

An artist's depiction of Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from solar radiation. NASA Earth's magnetic field, which protects it from solar radiation, has a weak spot that's expanding. This weak spot may be caused by pieces of an ancient planet that hit Earth and sank into the mantle. The growing "dent" in the magnetic field can cause malfunctions in satellites and spacecraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earth's suit of geomagnetic ar...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Geology, European Space Agency, Magnetic Field, South America, Mars, Pacific, Hubble Space Telescope, Mount Everest, Yuan


NASA's InSight lander has detected more than 500 Mars quakes, but the big ones are mysteriously missing

An artist's illustration of the InSight lander on Mars, with its "mole" burrowed deep in the soil. ​​NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight lander has detected more than 500 Mars quakes. The quakes suggest the planet has an Earth-like interior wrapped in a dry, broken, moon-like crust. But big Mars quakes are mysteriously missing, and scientists aren't sure why. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's InSight lander has observed more than 500 Mars quakes since it l...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Earthquakes, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Seismology, NASA JPL Caltech, Bruce Banerdt, Tech Insider, Elysium Planitia, Martian interior, Marsquakes


Urbanista's New Solar-Powered Wireless Headphones Will Run Forever as Long as You Stay Outside in the Sun

The limitations of battery technology continue to be the bane of every gadget’s existence, but, like the solar calculators of yesteryear, Urbanista’s new noise-canceling Los Angeles headphones feature a solar panel that helps recharge the battery any time you’re exposed to even dim lighting indoors.Read more...
Tags: Google, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, Los Angeles, Headphones, Headset, Photovoltaics, Solar Panel, Audio Engineering, Loudspeakers, Energy Harvesting, Transducers, Exeger, Urbanista


White Extremists Sought Murders of Politicians and Cops After Capitol Siege

In mid-January, U.S. intelligence analysts began quietly notifying local police departments about a host new violent, criminal threats surfacing in the wake of the Capitol riot. At only number six on their list, the analysts warned that voices emanating from one of the internet’s most malignant corners had begun…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Violence, Jihadi John, Hate Crime, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, Trumpism, Domestic Terrorism, Mike Pence, Roger Stone, Anders Breivik, Ryan Shapiro


See the Fractal-Like Shells of Ammonites Like Never Before

Ammonites are a tale of two textures. The prehistoric cephalopods were composed of fleshy soft tissue (the living bit of the animals) and hard external shells, which, according to a paper published this week in Scientific Reports, may have helped the animals control their buoyancy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Paleontology, Nautilus, Suture, Cephalopod, Molluscs, Protostomes, Seashell, Mollusc Shells, David Peterman, Nautiloid, Phragmocone, Septum, Ammonoidea


Army Of the Dead's Zombies Are Organizing

There are many corporations that work hard to keep workers from unionizing, and Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead appears to be a zombie movie attempting to explain the most important reason why: there’s power in numbers.
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Army, George Romero, Day Of The Dead, Lily, Zombie, Remains, Zack Snyder, Scott Ward, Living Dead, Dave Bautista, Colm McCarthy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Horror fiction


The Plan to Give Android Users Their Own Version of iMessage Is Officially Dead

RCS, or Rich Communication Services, was supposed to unite the Androids. But with the news that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have all abandoned the effort toward a unified messaging platform, it looks like more turbulent times for the green bubbles.Read more...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Imessage, Software, Sprint, Messages, Att, Operating Systems, Messaging Apps, Text Messaging, T Mobile, RCS, Rich Communication Services, Instant Messaging Clients




Navy Acknowledges Weird Footage of Unidentified Objects Flying Around Its Ships Is Real

The Pentagon has officially verified that night-vision video circulating of unidentified, triangular aerial craft swarming around the Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Russell in 2019 is real, as first reported last week by Mystery Wire.Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, Government, Pentagon, Ellen, Central Intelligence Agency, Strait Of Hormuz, National Reconnaissance Office, United States Navy, Arleigh Burke, UAP, Intelligence Agencies, Christopher Mellon, Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, Jeremy Corbell, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force


Every Coffee Table Should Have a Secret Pop-Up Miniature Model Railroad

If you’ve always dreamt of building a miniature model railway but don’t quite have the space for one, Peter Waldraff came up with a solution by building a complete four-season N-scale layout that disappears into a nondescript coffee table so you can hide your hobby when company visits.Read more...
Tags: Coffee, Science, Hobbies, Matter, Ho Scale, Makita, Scale Model, Hospitality Recreation, Scientific Modeling, Peter Waldraff, Model Railroad Scales, N Scale, Rail Transport Modelling


The U.S. Is Closer to a Zero-Carbon Grid Than It Seems

The U.S. has a lot of work to do to draw down carbon emissions. But a new report shows that when it comes to the energy grid, things are actually in better shape than researchers thought it’d be by this point. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Sustainable Energy, Climate Change Policy, Energy Policy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U S Energy, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy Transition, Emissions Reduction, Low Carbon Economy, Resource Economics, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry, Ryan Wiser


Google Assistant Just Got a Useful Update With Four Helpful Features

Four new upgrades coming to Google Assistant will help you track down your phone, order takeout faster, and even discover new automated routines. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Mobile Software, Alphabet Inc, Technology Internet


The FBI Just Snuck Into Computers All Over the Country to Stop a Hacking Campaign

In what may be a first-of-its-kind operation, the FBI recently accessed private servers across the United States, ostensibly to delete malware that had previously been installed by foreign hackers. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States, Hacking, Security Breaches, US Networks, Crimes, Cyberwarfare, Cyberattacks, US Justice Department, Microsoft Exchange Server Data Breach


New Photo Colorizing Process Factors In How Skin Reacts to Light For Incredibly Lifelike Results

Film stocks from a century ago weren’t just limited to only capturing details in black and white; they could only capture a limited band of the color spectrum, resulting in images of famous individuals that didn’t accurately represent how they actually looked. So a new approach to colorization using AI finally takes…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Color, Visual Arts, Science and Technology, Photograph, Digital Camera, Abraham Lincoln, Colorization, Mass Media, Photographic Techniques, Film Colorization, Rephotography, Film Stock


Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero Casting Informed the Entire Film

When director Simon McQuoid signed on to make Mortal Kombat he was sure of one thing. It was something that eventually trickled down to almost everything else in the video game adaptation. “I knew I wanted Joe [Taslim] as Sub-Zero,” the director told io9. “He was the first picture to go to on my pin-up wall of ‘That’s…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Rain, Assassins, Scorpion, Arcade Games, Sub Zero, Cole Young, Mortal Kombat, Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Fictional Characters, Lewis Tan, Simon McQuoid, Kung Lao, DOS games


Freak ‘Wake Low’ Storm Capsizes Vessel, Stirs Up Hurricane-Force Winds

At least a dozen people are still missing off the coast of Louisiana after a commercial boat capsized in rough weather on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities have rescued six of the at least 18 passengers aboard the Seacor Power, a 129-foot (39.3-meter) workboat for the oil industry, after it capsized in the Gulf of Mexico…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Weather, Science, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Hurricanes, Jonathan Lally, Tropical Cyclones, Bruce Simon, Capsizing, Disaster Accident, Ricky Templet, Seacor Power



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