Policy Executives at Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to Testify at Senate Hearing on Algorithms

Next week, policy executives from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter will testify at a Senate Judiciary hearing on algorithmic amplification, Politico reports. Social media recommendation algorithms have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, and Democratic lawmakers have voiced concerns about how they can fuel…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Science, Senate, Politico, Software, Computing, Jack Dorsey, Operating Systems, Misinformation, Democratic, Deception, Anna Eshoo, Tom Malinowski

Like Stalin said...

..."Dark humor is like food; not everybody gets it.""Ok, if it flashes blue its a boy and if it flashes pink its a girl."— Codex (@codexrau) April 23, 2021 [Author: Tam]
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Doom Patrol Adds the Sisterhood of Dada and Dead Boy Detective Agency to Season 3

The Doom Patrol is going to have a lot more to patrol once the series returns for its third season. Not only will their greatest group of foes arrive to make their lives miserable, but some (deceased) characters from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comics will also be stopping by.Read more...
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U.S. Health Regulators Lift Pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

Federal officials have cleared the Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine for use in the United States once again, albeit with an updated label to warn of blood clot risks. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, United States, Vaccination, Vaccine, Johnson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Janet Woodcock, Drug Safety, Rochelle Walensky, Johnson Covid, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma

Western Australia Covid lockdown: AMA condemns hotel quarantine failures

Australian Medical Association president Dr Omar Khorshid says state governments are not doing enough to protect those in quarantine from coronavirusContinued leaks from hotel quarantine are “a frustration to all Australians” and state governments are not doing enough to prevent it, the president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Omar Khorshid, has said.Western Australia’s Perth and Peel region on Saturday after the latest hotel quarantine outbreak led to community transmission. The v...
Tags: Health, Science, India, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Perth, Western Australia, Ama, Australian Medical Association, Coronavirus, Omar Khorshid

The US is resuming its rollout of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine after a pause to investigate blood clots

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images The US will resume using Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. The decision came after a CDC committee voted to recommend using the shots. The US paused its rollout on April 13, citing concerns over rare blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US will resume using Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, m...
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SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts were 'hooting and giggling' as they rocketed into orbit

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday morning aboard the Crew Dragon spaceship. The astronauts gave a video tour of the ship in orbit and shared their reactions about the launch. "There may have been some hooting and giggling" during the ride, pilot Megan McArthur said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spaceflight is serious business: Getting peo...
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Oh Sharon Carter, What Will They Do With You?

Disney+ and Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s muddled mess of a finale meant that, for all its endings, a few characters were going to get short shrift. But few got shrifted shorter than Sharon Carter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Lincoln, Sam, Ross, Captain America, Sebastian, Steve Rogers, Anthony Mackie, Battlestar, Bucky, Bucky Barnes, Sharon Carter, John Walker, Marvel Comics Characters, Emily VanCamp

Here's How the ESPN+ NBA Marvel Game Should Go

In a truly confounding mash-up of what I previously understood to be two completely unrelated things, ESPN has announced its “first-ever Marvel-inspired alternate NBA telecast.” Wait, what?Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Sports, Iron Man, Nba, Espn, Avengers, The Avengers, Stephen Curry, Black Panther, Carol Danvers, ESPN NBA, Draymond, Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, The NBA

US lifts pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine after advisers say benefits outweigh risk

The vaccine was temporarily halted while scientists investigated rare but dangerous blood clotsUS health officials have lifted an 11-day pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations following a recommendation by an expert panel. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the benefits of the single-dose Covid-19 shot outweigh a rare risk of blood clots.Panel members said it is critical that younger women be told about that risk so they can decide if they’d rather choose ano...
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This Week's Best Toys Are Packing Baby Yoda Heat

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of the latest toy news and tempting plastic goodness. This week: Luigi hops in on the Lego Super Mario fun, Hasbro returns to The Clone Wars, and you can have the power... to wield a very large He-Man sword. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Droid, Science, Fiction, Long, Nintendo, How To Train Your Dragon, Mario, Luigi, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Adam, Obi Wan, Astrid, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, Belch

A Chatbot Is Mysteriously Sending Droves of People to Listen to Grimes and Stevie Wonder

When did we find ourselves on a musical hamster wheel? Slowly, over years, with every daily Spotify playlist, my ever-shortening menu of pellets features five artists I used to love, and also DJ Khaled, for some reason. It’s functional; it can synch my BPM for running and effectively dull the hyper-aware blog brain.…Read more...
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Captain America 4 Is a Go With Anthony Mackie

Sam Wilson is Captain America. And he’s getting a movie to flex his shiny new wings.Read more...
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Expanding Cloud From ‘Volcanic’ Star Revealed in Mesmerizing New Hubble Image

On this, the 31st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch, astronomers with NASA and ESA have released a stunning new image to celebrate the achievements of this legendary observatory.Read more...
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CDC panel says Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shot can be used again

A vial of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen's) Covid-19 vaccine. Eduardo Sanz/Europa Press via Getty Images A panel of experts just voted to resume use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been on pause for over a week, as the CDC collected more data on the prevalence of rare blood clots. The clots are near one in a million, but they're popping up most often in women in their 30s. See more stories on Insider's business page. Public health experts are recommendi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, Janssen, Moderna, Sarah Long

The iMac Is Cool, but Apple Should Really Make an Affordable Monitor

Earlier this week, Apple announced a handful of new devices: the new iPad Pro, AirTags, and a redesigned iMac that comes in a rainbow of colors. And while I appreciate all the new tech that Apple has crammed into the new iMac, I can’t help but feel like the device I really wanted Apple to announce is a more affordable…Read more...
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This New App Lets You Turn Anything and Everything Into an NFT

Despite the fact that a majority of Americans still don’t know what an NFT is, the non-fungibles have really taken over the country—burrowing their way into our wallets and also, apparently, our hearts.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Technology, Articles, App Store, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Gucci, Decentralization, NFT, National Film and Television School, Cross Platform Software, Blockchain Art, Non Fungible Token

The Friday Gif Party Celebrates the Oscars, Starting With Isaac

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will be held this Sunday, April 25. Given the pandemic, they’re going to be weird since so few movies made it to theaters, but they’ll also be bad, since the Academy is demanding nominees come in person to accept their awards. So let’s screw those Oscars, and celebrate the good ones…Read more...
Tags: Science, Oscar, Oscars, Academy Awards, Oscar Isaac, Academy, Oscar Wilde, Writers, The Oscars, Isaacs, Poe Dameron, Isaac, Human Interest, Oscar Isaacs, Given Names, Duke Leto Atreides

Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be distributed with warning, advisers to CDC say

Change comes after vaccine was temporarily halted while scientists investigated rare but dangerous blood clotsIndependent advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine should be distributed with a warning label affixed, but that the benefits of preventing Covid-19 still outweigh the risks of rare blood clots.The change comes after distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was temporarily halted while scientists investigated rare bu...
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Those HBO Max Numbers Aren't What They Seem

HBO Max would probably very much like you to believe that its subscriber numbers are ballooning, but a bit of fudging on parent company AT&T’s part makes it difficult to pin down exactly how well the service is actually scaling.Read more...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Brags She Read All 14 Pages of the Green New Deal

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene—the QAnon-loving bigot who ranks as possibly the furthest-right member of Congress—is a very slow reader, apparently.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene

Climate Change Has Knocked Earth Off Its Axis

Of all the things attributable to climate change, the magnetic poles moving differently is definitely one of the weirder ones. But a new study shows that’s exactly what’s happening. It builds on previous findings to show that disappearing ice is playing a major role, and shows that groundwater depletion is responsible…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Climate, Water, Antarctica, Earth Sciences, Groundwater, Physical Sciences, Surendra Adhikari, Gravimetry, Physical Geography, Climate Variability And Change, Polar Motion, Grace And Grace Fo

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ended... What Now?

Marvel’s six-week journey called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is over. The season one (?) finale, “One World, One People,” brought the series to its conclusion, but did so in a rather predictable, straightforward, almost disappointing way. All of the loose ends wrapped up almost exactly as you’d imagined they…Read more...
Tags: Science, Captain America, Falcon, Leah, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Battlestar, Bucky, Raynor, Nakashima, Sebastian Stan, Bucky Barnes, Sharon Carter, John Walker

Elon Musk says a 2024 moon landing is 'doable,' and SpaceX's mega-rocket could fly humans in 'a couple years'

Left: A Starship prototype flies. Right: Elon Musk. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk says NASA's goal of putting astronauts on the moon by 2024 is "doable." NASA chose SpaceX's Starship rocket, which keeps exploding during tests, for its next moon landing. Musk said Starship could fly people in "a couple years." See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX is developing a new mega-rocket called Starship. Elon Musk, the company's founder and CEO, wa...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Astronauts, OIG, Artemis, Musk, Moon Landing, Boca Chica

Montana Legislator Introduces Bill to Legally Target Environmentalists After Coal Bailout Fails

A fight is brewing in Montana over legislation that, if passed, would compel the state’s attorney general wide to investigate environmental groups and give them wide latitude to do so. The result could be a protracted legal battle and have a chilling effect on free speech around the transition away from coal and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Montana, Environment, Coal, Lamar Smith, Colstrip Montana, Fuels, Larry Householder, NorthWestern Energy, Geography Of The United States, Regions Of The United States, Smith S, Introduces Bill, Anne Hedges, Denise Hayman, Duane Ankney

Last Year's 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard Is Already Obsolete

Bad news for anyone who bought a 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard last year. When you upgrade to a new iPad, it looks like you’ll have to buy a new Magic Keyboard along with it.Read more...
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SpaceX's new astronaut crew brought a cute, fluffy penguin toy named 'Guin Guin' into orbit

A penguin toy floating around the cabin of the Crew Dragon as it reaches low-Earth orbit on April 23, 2021. SpaceX Launch Live Stream SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday morning, accompanied by a cute toy penguin. The toy began floating inside Crew Dragon as the spaceship entered orbit and reached zero gravity. The astronauts named the penguin "Guin Guin." See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's latest rocket launch included a special guest: an adorable ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Penguin, Astronauts, Toy, Hurley, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Crew Dragon

For All Mankind's Season 2 Finale Featured Some Lunar Leaps That Require a Discussion Zone

Have you been watching Ronald D. Moore’s sci-fi series For All Mankind on Apple TV+? If you haven’t, you should, because the alt-history space race tale is quite good. If you have, then chances are you need to process all the objectively incredible things that occurred in today’s season two finale, “The Grey.”Read more...
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India’s harrowing coronavirus surge is a ‘global problem’: New variants and slow vaccine rollouts are a threat to countries everywhere

Health workers prepare to cremate people who died of the coronavirus in New Delhi, India, on April 20, 2021. Amarjeet Kumar Singh/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rapidly-spreading variants are fueling India's dramatic surge in coronavirus cases, experts said. Hospitals are running low on oxygen and bodies are piling up at crematoriums. It's a reminder not to scale back on testing or social distancing before vaccinations are over. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, California, India, Israel, Narendra Modi, Trends, Hospitals, Deaths, Vaccines, Delhi, University of Toronto, Latin America, University Of Michigan, Cremation

Bones of Extinct Giant Cloud Rats Found in Philippine Cave

Alongside the tiny humans that once inhabited the Philippines lived several hitherto unknown species of giant rats, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Mammalogy. The research broadens our understanding of the twig on the tree of life constituted by these giant cloud rats, showing the rodents…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Philippines, Rodents, Mammals, Rat, Giant Rat, Cloud Rat, Black Rat, Philippine Cave, Callao Cave, Larry Heaney, Crateromys, Janine Ochoa, Batomys, Rattus

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