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Watch Mortal Kombat's Surprisingly Emotional First 7 Minutes

From the very beginning of the new Mortal Kombat, it’s clear the filmmakers are trying something different with this particular video game adaptation. But, instead of us explaining that, why don’t you just watch it for yourself?Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Warner Bros, Scorpion, Joe, Sub Zero, Mortal Kombat, Windows Games, Fictional Characters, Liu Kang, Kitana, Ben Wallfisch, Hiroyuki, Video Game Characters, English Language Films, Hell In Popular Culture


As Weed Becomes More 'Acceptable,' Weed Gadgets Are Growing Up

However you choose to blaze it today or any day, at this point, there’s a gadget out there to fit just about any style preference or format. And many of them look like small pieces of art in their own right.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Etsy, Articles, Cannabis, Human Behavior, Gadget, Jonathan Adler, Roach, Ben Medansky, TETRA, Medicinal Plants, Monica Khemsurov, Drug Culture, Eric Hammond, Sackville Co


A Notorious Ransomware Gang Claims to Have Stolen Apple's Product Designs

Cybercriminals claim to have stolen blueprints for some of Apple’s newest products and have been attempting to extort the tech giant in the lead-up to Tuesday’s much-anticipated Spring Loaded product launch. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Crime, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Tim Cook, Computing, Acer, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Crimes, Apple Inc, Emsisoft


The A to Z of Star Trek's Q

Star Trek’s galaxy is filled with mysterious alien races, unexplained phenomena, and incomprehensible technology that our Starfleet heroes would love to explore and understand. And then there’s the Q Continuum, a group of beings that a lot of those Starfleet officers wish would leave them alone instead.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Quinn, Continuum, Olivia, Picard, Borg, Starfleet, Janeway, Human Interest, Q, Kathryn Janeway, John de Lancie, Television Series, Benjamin Sisko, Star Trek Voyager


Batman's in Fortnite Now, and He's Just as Lost as You Are

Fortnite’s invasion of comics has no doubt left some people unaware of the smash global phenom of a video game/metaculture black hole confused about just what the appeal of a thing that has seemingly taken over the planet really is. Well, Batman’s among those people now, for very different reasons—but putting the…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Harley Quinn, Gotham City, Batman, Marvel Comics, Jason Momoa, American Culture, Robin, Catwoman, Bruce, Sarah Connor, Selina Kyle, Jason Todd, Reilly Brown, Dick Grayson


Terminally Ill Patients Deserve Access to General Anesthesia, UK Doctors Say

Doctors and medical ethicists in the UK are calling for terminally ill patients to have the option of using general anesthesia prior to their death as a way to relieve suffering.Read more...
Tags: Health, Death, UK, Science, Anesthesia, Euthanasia, Caregiving, Terminal Illness, Hospice, Palliative Care, End Of Life Care, Sedative, Sedation, Health Medical Pharma, Palliative Sedation, General Anesthesia UK Doctors Say




FTC Says Racist Algorithms Could Get You In a Lot of Trouble

Tentatively excellent news! The FTC has declared that it is serious about racist algorithms, and it will hold businesses legally accountable for using them. In a friendly-reminder type announcement today, it said that businesses selling and/or using racist algorithms could feel the full force of their legal might.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Articles, Social Issues, Machine Learning, Honda, Discrimination, Gizmodo, Bias, Science and Technology, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Algorithmic Bias, The Nader Report On The Federal Trade Commission, Philosophy Of Artificial Intelligence


The Podcast War Has Begun

Apple’s new Apple Podcasts Subscriptions service, essentially Patreon for podcasters, costs creators $20 a year and lets the podcaster set prices for special subscription offerings including exclusive content and early access. To many amateur podcasters, myself included, this is a big deal. It means we might one day…Read more...
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Adventure Time: Distant Lands Reunites Finn and Jake for One Last Quest

It’s a new Adventure Time trailer, come on and grab your friends, and we’ll go to HBO Max’s Distant Lands—specifically, “Together Again,” the third special in the four-part series which brings back the stars of the original show.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Adventure Time, Finn, Simon, Crossover, Jake, Gunther, Television Shows, Human Interest, Frederator Studios, Fictional Characters, Television Series, HBO Max, Ice King, Stakes


How to manage your coronavirus vaccine side effects - including tips for avoiding painkillers

A person takes a selfie after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Colorado. Michael Ciaglo / Stringer / Getty Images It's normal to have side effects for 48 hours after your coronavirus vaccine. But there are ways to minimize discomfort, like moving your arm or taking hot showers. Medical experts recommend avoiding pain relievers and strenuous exercise, if possible. See more stories on Insider's business page. Our immune systems are unique, so people respond differently to cor...
Tags: Science, News, Colorado, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Maine, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mount Sinai, Johnson & Johnson, Epsom, Icahn School of Medicine


Oil’s Rebound Shows the Window to Protect the Climate Is Closing

A year ago today, oil prices did something never before seen: They dipped into negative territory, meaning suppliers were literally paying people to take the oil off their hands.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Fuel, Nature, Biden, George W Bush, Fossil fuel divestment, Energy Policy, Fossil Fuel, International Energy Agency, Mark Paul, Energy Economics, Emissions Reduction, Fossil Fuel Regulations In The United States


Here's Everything Apple Announced During Today's Big Spring Loaded Event

iPads, AirTags, new Apple TV, colorful new iMacs!Read more...
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Here's Everything Apple Announced During Its Big Spring Loaded Event

iPads, AirTags, new Apple TV, colorful new iMacs!Read more...
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The Lyrid meteor shower will leave 'glowing dust trains' across the sky on Thursday. Here's how to watch.

A Lyrid meteor in the sky above Schermbeck, Germany on April 22, 2020. Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty The Lyrid meteor shower peaks early Thursday morning. People can spot 10 to 20 meteors per hour. The meteors are leftovers from a nearby comet, and burn up when they enter our atmosphere. The moon will be more than half full, so seeing the shower will be tricky. Here's how to watch. See more stories on Insider's business page. The first meteor shower of spring is peaking Thu...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Comet, Meteor Shower, Meteor, Thatcher, US east coast, Lyra, Perseids, Don Pettit, Lyrid Meteor Shower


Sitting at work is horrible for you, but there’s a simple way to counteract it

Walking meetings are a great way to give yourself a screen break. Westend61/Getty Images Walking meetings are becoming a more popular trend during the pandemic. Walking is one of the best things you can do to counteract sitting all day. Research found that workers who took walking meetings got more exercise. See more stories on Insider's business page. Employees are tired of meetings. They're burned out from looking at their computers and Zoom fatigue is on the rise. The number o...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walking, Activity, Career Advice, Meetings, University Of Miami, Physical, Meetings And Presentations, Preventing Chronic Disease, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer Caroline Hroncich


Marvel's Secret Invasion TV Series Enlists Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke

Looks like yet another Star Wars actor is making the jump to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Variety reports that Solo and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will be secretly invading or getting secretly invaded in Marvel’s upcoming TV series on Disney+.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Olivia Colman, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L Jackson, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Ii, Spider Man, Talos, Carol Danvers, Green Goblin, Nick Fury, Venom, Marvel Comics Characters, Far From Home


Apple Takes the Wraps Off the M1 iPad Pro With MiniLED Display

Last year, the iPad Pro inched closer to becoming an actual laptop replacement with Apple’s Magic Keyboard accessory. This year, the Pro’s flagship feature is a new screen powered by miniLED technology. If you don’t nerd out on displays, you might be wondering what the upgrade would mean for your actual life. Well,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Pro


Abandoned Oil Pipelines Are a Disaster Waiting to Happen in the Gulf of Mexico

Seems like no one is keeping an eye on what polluters are doing in the Gulf of Mexico. For decades, the federal government has allowed the oil and gas industry to abandon almost all ocean pipeline infrastructure it no longer uses without further cleanup—and barely monitors the safety of active pipelines still in use…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Companies, Oceans, Environmentalism, Bp, Gulf of Mexico, Kinder Morgan, Oceanography, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Oil Companies, Miyoko Sakashita, Petroleum Industry, Safety Equipment, Disaster Accident


What to Know About the Study Linking Covid-19 Vaccines and Shingles

New research purports to find a link between receiving an mRNA vaccine for covid-19 and shingles, also known as herpes zoster, in certain people with autoimmune conditions. But while the link may be worth exploring, the average person shouldn’t be worried about this possible risk or pay much attention to misleading…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Virus, Pfizer, Vaccine, Herpes Simplex, Shingles, BioNtech, Clinical Medicine, Chickenpox, Herpes Virus, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Victoria Furer


Apple Basically Launched a Patreon for Podcasters

On Monday, there were murmurs Apple might launch a podcast subscription service. Today, those rumors came true. Kind of. Instead of Podcast+, we’re getting what’s basically a redesign of the Apple Podcasts app—and Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, a new, Patreon-like program for creators.Read more...
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New Apple Card Family Update Makes It Easier for Multiple People to Share and Build Credit

Today, alongside refreshes to the iMac, iPad Pro, and more, update which is designed to make it easier to share an Apple Card with other people in your family and build credit together.Read more...
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The Kung Fu Reboot's Shining Despite Its Lack of Subtlety

Though the CW’s new Kung Fu reimagining (created by Hawaii Five-0 writer Christina Kim) doesn’t explicitly reference the 1972 series it’s loosely based on, you don’t have to look particularly hard to see how it’s actively trying to reclaim aspects of Chinese culture that the original show reduced to set dressing …Read more...
Tags: Science, Kung Fu, Fiction, Cw, Po, Carmen, Ronda, Hawaii Five, David Carradine, Ryan, Christina Kim, Althea, Fictional Characters, Tan Kheng Hua, Kwai Chang Caine, Vanessa Kai


Apple's Tile Rival, AirTag, Has Arrived at Long Last

Apple’s long-rumored Bluetooth trackers, AirTags, are now officially here. Finally. Read more...
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The iPhone 12 Now Comes in Purple!

The iPhone 12 lineup is growing—not with a brand new device, but a fresh shade. Apple announced at its Spring Loaded event today that the iPhone 12 will now come in an extremely pretty purple hue.Read more...
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The New Apple TV and Siri Remote Are Here

Apple has been long overdue for a revamp of its pricey set-top box. Now, it’s finally here.Read more...
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Dune's Next Comic Dives Deep Into the Heart of the Imperium's Greatest Warriors

In Dune, the Sardaukar are some of the Imperium’s most elite soldiers: bodyguards to the Emperor of the Known Universe, and the deadly right hand of House Corrino. But a new comic book from Boom Studios is going to explore what lies beyond the martial skills of the Sardaukar, and we’ve got a first look.Read more...
Tags: Science, Literature, Dune, Frank Herbert, Genres, Kevin J Anderson, Brian Herbert, BOOM Studios, Duke Leto, Arrakis, Creative Works, Adam Gorham, Herbet, Jopati Kolona, Patricio Delpeche, Ed Dukeshire


The Nation’s Biggest Miner Union Is Ready for a Transition to Clean Energy

On Monday, the nation’s largest union of coal miners announced that it’s down for the shift to renewable energy as long the transition includes aid—and new jobs—for workers laid off from their sector. It’s the latest sign that workers aren’t buying the fossil fuel industry’s narrative that it’s a great protector of…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Labor, Environment, Articles, Nature, Coal, Clean Energy, Energy Policy, Coal Mining, United Mine Workers of America, Joe Manchin, Cecil E Roberts, Energy Economics, Just Transition, Emissions Reduction


Deep Science: Introspective, detail-oriented and disaster-chasing AIs

Research papers come out far too frequently for anyone to read them all. That’s especially true in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect some of the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in, but not limited to, artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. It takes an emotionally mature AI to admit its own mistakes, and that’s exactly what this project from the Te...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Japan, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Technical University of Munich, TUM, Nagoya City University, Deep Science, Army Research Lab, EC Enterprise Applications, EC Column, EC Robotics


Apple's New iMacs Are Here, and They Look Powerful and Pretty

Last month, Apple discontinued two iMac configurations with either 512GB and 1TB of SSD storage for the 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display, fueling speculation of an Apple Silicon-based iMac announcement. The rumors were true: Not only did Apple officially announce the iMacs are getting its impressive M1 processors, but…Read more...
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