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In Sci-Fi Short Muse, an Android Finds Good Reason to Rebel

Kay (Taj Atwal) may be an android, but her moral compass proves stronger than the increasingly unstable artist (Paul Ready) who claims she’s his muse—even though his eerie paintings hint at something far darker lurking behind his methods. That’s the set-up for Muse, a new sci-fi short by Azhur Saleem.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Memory, Musicians, Muse, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Kay, Atwal, Io9, Simon Pegg Nick Frost, Paul Ready, Entertainment Culture, Musical Groups, Taj Atwal, Azhur Saleem


The Fantastical First 10 Minutes of Netflix's Shadow and Bone Are Here

The much-anticipated series adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone arrives tomorrow—which is really only a few hours away at this point—but superfans can get a sneak peek at the first 10 minutes right now. Netflix just streamed a cast event that was capped with the big reveal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Ben Barnes, Television Shows, Leigh Bardugo, Shadow, Suman, Eric Heisserer, Television Series, Amita, Shadow and Bone, Creative Works, Hospitality Recreation, Jessie Mei Li, AMITA SUMAN, FREDDY CARTER


Look, Apple Isn't Going to Put macOS on the iPad

After Apple announced this week that both its new iMac and iPad Pro lineup were getting its stellar M1 processor, a lot of people speculated if that meant the company was getting ready to put macOS on the iPad. And look, maybe that would be a great thing—a touchscreen Mac at long last!—but Apple is definitely not…Read more...
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Australia news live: Victorian man tests positive to Covid after completing hotel quarantine; coronavirus vaccine rollout reset

Fifteen Sydney waterfront workers waiting on coronavirus test results after boarding ship carrying infected sailors; national cabinet decision to offer all over-50s AstraZeneca vaccine from 17 May welcomed. Follow the latest updates liveScott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in ‘coal-hugging bubble’Indian Australians say new Covid travel restrictions a heavy blow 1.57am BST Brill...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Foley, WA, Mark McGowan, Martin Foley


UK Court Agrees to Hear Copyright Lawsuit Brought by Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor

Many people have claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator or creators behind the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin, over the years. Now London’s High Court has agreed to hear out one of the most vocal (and disputed) claimants to the pseudonym in a lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement, according to a …Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Paypal, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Mastercard, Digital Currencies, Craig Steven Wright, Craig Wright, Nakamoto, Payment Systems


Ben Shapiro Finally Manages to Get Wood

Today in people exhibiting tremendous, just absolutely off-the-charts LDE: Imp-like right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro is asking fellow patriots to go to their local Home Depot and buy a board or something to show their support for voter suppression laws.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, Science, Activism, Hasbro, Keurig, Human Behavior, Boycott, Cardi, Shapiro, Pinochet, Ben Shapiro, The Home Depot, Consumer Behaviour, Depot, Occupations


The Kids Are Not All Right in the Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 3 Trailer

Has anything ever gone right on Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous? Just when the kids think they’ve finally found a way off the island, a storm pulls them back toward the danger. Unable to leave, they’ll discover that Dr. Wu didn’t just make the Indominus Rex. He made something even worse.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic, Wu, Cinema of the United States, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Production Of Jurassic World, Dinosaurs In Jurassic Park, Genetic Engineering In Fiction


One dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer's vaccine provides protection against COVID-19 that lasts at least 10 weeks

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine at Bradley Manor residential care home in Belfast on December 9, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images A single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech of AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine reduced infections by 65% in a UK survey of about 275,000 people. Effectiveness rose to 72% against COVID-19 with symptoms. Antibody responses lasted for up to 10 weeks for both vaccines, the study found. See more stories on...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Belfast, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Walker, Sarah Walker, Liam McBurney


One dose of the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine provides protection against COVID-19 that lasts at least 10 weeks, study finds

A nurse preparing to inject staff members with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Bradley Manor residential care home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on December 9. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images One dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca-Oxford jab cut COVID-19 infections by 65% in a study. Effectiveness rose to 72% against COVID-19 with symptoms in the UK survey of about 375,000 people. Antibody responses lasted at least 10 weeks for both vaccines, the study found. See...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Walker, Belfast Northern Ireland, Sarah Walker, Liam McBurney


One dose of the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine provides protection against COVID-19 that lasts at least 10 weeks

A nurse preparing to inject staff members with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Bradley Manor residential care home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on December 9. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images One dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca-Oxford jab cut COVID-19 infections by 65% in a study. Effectiveness rose to 72% against COVID-19 with symptoms in the UK survey of about 275,000 people. Antibody responses lasted at least 10 weeks for both vaccines, the study found. See...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Walker, Belfast Northern Ireland, Sarah Walker, Liam McBurney


Asteroid’s 22m-year journey from source to Earth mapped in historic first

Flight path of Kalahari’s six-tonne asteroid is first tracing of meteorite shedding rock to solar system originAstronomers have reconstructed the 22m-year-long voyage of an asteroid that hurtled through the solar system and exploded over Botswana, showering meteorites across the Kalahari desert.It is the first time scientists have traced showering space rock to its source – in this case Vesta, one of largest bodies in the asteroid belt that circles the sun between Jupiter and Mars. Continue read...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Africa, World news, Australia news, Nasa, Earth, Comets, Asteroids, Vesta, Jupiter, Meteors, Botswana, Kalahari


Astronomers map asteroid’s 22m-year journey to Earth

Flight path of Kalahari’s six-tonne asteroid is first tracing of meteorite shedding rock to solar system originAstronomers have reconstructed the 22m-year-long voyage of an asteroid that hurtled through the solar system and exploded over Botswana, showering meteorites across the Kalahari desert.It is the first time scientists have traced showering space rock to its source – in this case Vesta, one of largest bodies in the asteroid belt that circles the sun between Jupiter and Mars. Continue read...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Africa, World news, Australia news, Nasa, Earth, Comets, Asteroids, Vesta, Jupiter, Meteors, Botswana, Kalahari


One dose of Pfizer or Oxford jab reduces Covid infection rate by 65% – study

Analysis of test results from more than 350,000 people finds older people just as protected as youngerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne shot of the Oxford/AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reduces coronavirus infections by nearly two-thirds and protects older and more vulnerable people as much as younger, healthy individuals, a study has found.The results from Oxford University and the Office for National Statistics are a welcome boost to the vaccination progra...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics, Pfizer, Oxford University, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


The CDC is investigating the death of an Oregon woman who developed a rare blood clot after receiving Johnson & Johnson's vaccine

A nurse loads a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on March 9, 2021 in Athens, Ohio. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC is investigating the death of an Oregon woman who recently received the J&J vaccine. The woman developed a rare blood clot within two weeks of getting her shot. For now, there's no definitive link between her death and the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Oregon, Virginia, US, Trends, Athens, Johnson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, OHA, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Sharief, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Getty Images The CDC


Barefoot Elon Musk talks travel to Mars - not just for the rich, he says - while announcing $100 million XPrize Carbon Removal contest

Periscope Elon Musk laid out the details of the $100 million XPrize Carbon Removal project on Thursday. Elon Musk sat barefoot, donning a mullet, with XPRIZE chairman Peter Diamandis in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Musk added that, "a bunch of people will probably die," at the start of Mars exploration. See more stories on Insider's business page. During a Thursday livestream announcing the $100 million XPrize Carbon Removal competition, Elon Musk sat barefoot, donning a mullet, with XPr...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Trends, Earth, Xprize, Mars, Musk, Peter Diamandis, Cape Canaveral Florida, Tech Insider, Azmi Haroun, Periscope Elon Musk, Cape Canaveral Florida Musk, Elon Musk Foundation Musk


Researchers Take Down Botnet Pretending to Be Millions of People Watching TV

Fraudsters operate off the assumption that it’s way more profitable to think up byzantine ways to cheat people out of money than it is to just, like, work hard and ask for a promotion occasionally. For instance: an Israeli tech company is currently accused of using a very convoluted method to screw advertisers out of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Google Play, Science, Technology, Computing, Human, Smart TV, Science and Technology, Botnet, Spamming, Alphabet Inc, Michael McNally, Computer Network Security


Hey, Sony, We Don’t Need a New Streaming Service. Make PS Now Better

After days of rumors that Sony is adding a video streaming service to its existing PlayStation Plus, the company confirmed today that it’s testing one such service in Poland. I don’t know about you, but I’m so over new video streaming services. There are just too many of them. PlayStation Now, Sony’s cloud gaming…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Disney, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Poland, Nvidia, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Ps4, Ps3, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Cloud Gaming, Remote Play, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles


5 experts who will vote on the fate of J&J's vaccine believe we should end the pause - and possibly add a warning for women

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images On Friday, a federal advisory committee will vote on what to do with Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is on pause across the US after six reports of rare blood clots in young to middle-aged women who'd recently been vaccinated. Insider spoke with 5 of the 15 committee members. They said they're eager to end this pause. See more stories on Insider's business page. America's top public health experts are itching f...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Maine, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Drexel University, University of Kansas


Study shows how dangerously simple it is to manipulate voters (and daters) with AI

A pair of researchers, Ujué Agudo and Helena Matute of Universidad de Deusto in Spain, recently published a fascinating study demonstrating how easy it is to influence humans with algorithms. Up front: The basic takeaway from the work is that people tend to do what the algorithm says. Whether they’re being influenced to vote for a specific candidate based on an algorithmic recommendation or being funneled toward the perfect date on an app, we’re dangerously easy to influence with basic psycholog...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Tech, Spain, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Next Featured, Ujué Agudo, Helena Matute, Universidad de Deusto


How to Watch the Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission to the ISS

Early Friday morning, NASA will attempt to launch a CrewDragon to the International Space Station. The occasion will mark just the second time that astronauts will fly aboard the newly developed SpaceX capsule. You can watch the action live right here.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Iss


Greta to Congress: ‘End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Now’

Between releasing new climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and organizing an international Earth Day summit, it’s clear that President Joe Biden wants to reposition the U.S. as an international climate leader. At a hearing on Thursday, 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg offered him some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, Subsidies, Donald Trump, Fossil Fuel, Greta, American Petroleum Institute, Ro Khanna, Ilhan Omar, Energy Economics, Frank Macchiarola, Greta Thunberg


A New Haunted Mansion Movie Is Creeping Forward With Director Justin Simien

The possibility of a new movie based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion continues to rise from the grave. Last summer, Disney hired Katie Dippold to pen a script and now it’s in talks to bring director Justin Simien aboard the Doom Buggy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Katie Dippold, Justin Simien


Don't Buy the Old Apple TV

Please do not buy an older Apple TV just for the marginal savings. Hear me out.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Apple TV, Computing, Amazon Fire TV, Hdmi, Apple Inc, Don, Information and Communications Technology, Now, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Television Technology, Technology Internet, Draftjadoo TV


Who on Earth Is Buying These Rugged Android Phones?

Caterpillar, the same folks behind forklifts and the other big machines you have to wear hardhats around, makes Android devices for a very particular set of users in the field. Their latest device, the Cat S42 H+, is fascinating, because you can run it under water and wash it in the sink at the same time as your hands.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Kyocera, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Mediatek, Caterpillar, Otterbox, Galaxy S, Samsung Mobile Phones, Information Appliances, Technology Internet


The X-Men Are Losing Their Soul, and Nightcrawler Wants to Find It

Mutantkind has changed. No longer societal outcasts but a global, independent power of their own, the Dawn of X at Marvel Comics has seen the X-Men and other mutants rise as a new kind of society—but one among them is starting to wonder what the spiritual cost of their collective rebirth really is: Nightcrawler.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel Comics, Mutantkind


Anonymous NatSec Officials: The Cuban Ray Guns Are in Syria Now, Just Trust Us on This

Here we go again with the anonymously sourced claims Russia is trying to fry the innards of U.S. government personnel abroad, using energy guns secretly manufactured using updated Soviet blueprints.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Politico, Russia, Barack Obama, Syria, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Foreign Relations, Trumpism, Richard Blumenthal, Jim Inhofe, Rex Tillerson, Frank McKenzie, Havana Syndrome, Directed Energy Weapon


Chernobyl Survivors Didn't Pass on Harmful Mutations to Their Children, Study Finds

Two new papers out Thursday highlight the aftereffects of the Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred over 30 years ago. One study might help explain why survivors are more likely to develop thyroid cancer, while another found evidence that these survivors don’t seem to have passed on potentially harmful mutations to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Radioactivity, Radiation, Chernobyl, Thyroid Cancer, Nuclear Physics, Stephen Chanock, Radiation Protection, Disaster Accident, Health Medical Pharma, Ionizing Radiation, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, Radiobiology, Radiation Induced Cancer, Chernobyl Disaster, Acute Radiation Syndrome


You don't always have to wear a mask outside. Experts share 'really simple' ways to know when you need one and when you don't.

People wearing masks outdoors in New York Noam Galai/Getty Images You don't need to wear a mask whenever you step outside. If you're exercising alone it's perfectly fine to go maskless. Just bring your mask along and be prepared to pull it up if you meet others while you're out and about. See more stories on Insider's business page. Don Milton is as serious as they come about wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from person to person.As one of the world's...
Tags: England, Science, News, Maryland, Masks, Israel, Trends, Public Health, Viruses, University Of Maryland, University Of St Andrews, George Washington University, Milton, College Park, Wen, Leana Wen


Australia news live: NSW Health testing dock workers who boarded Covid ship; vaccine rollout reset

Fifteen Sydney waterfront workers waiting on coronavirus test results after boarding ship carrying infected sailors; national cabinet decision to offer all over-50s AstraZeneca vaccine from 17 May welcomed. Follow the latest updates liveScott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in ‘coal-hugging bubble’Indian Australians say new Covid travel restrictions a heavy blow 10.53pm BST Reme...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Australia news, Joe Biden, United States, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Katharine Murphy, NSW Health, Naaman Zhou


Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

While the concept of “deepfakes,” or AI-generated synthetic imagery, has been decried primarily in connection with involuntary depictions of people, the technology is dangerous (and interesting) in other ways as well. For instance, researchers have shown that it can be used to manipulate satellite imagery to produce real-looking — but totally fake — overhead maps of cities. The study, led by Bo Zhao from the University of Washington, is not intended to alarm anyone but rather to show the risks a...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Space, Maps, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Satellite Imagery, Seattle, Aerospace, Mapping, Tacoma, University of Washington, Zhao



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