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A tiny, invasive bug and the climate crisis are changing how guitars are made, and shifting the course of music history

Fender; Marianne Ayala/Insider Swamp ash is a wood prized by guitar makers and musicians for its light weight and resonant sound. But flooding, and a tiny bug, threaten the wood and the sound that is synonymous with rock music. Fender is phasing out ash after 70 years of use, and ash trees could soon disappear altogether. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 1970, when Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page recorded the iconic solo on "Stairway to Heaven," he was playing a 1959 Fend...
Tags: Music, Florida, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Entertainment, Climate Change, China, Trees, US, America, Trends, Jimi Hendrix, Canada, United States, Portland


What the U.S.’s ‘Fair Share’ of Emissions Reductions Looks Like

The U.S. is the largest historical contributor to planet-warming pollution, responsible for around a quarter of all carbon dioxide ever put in the atmosphere. In the pursuit of just international climate policy, remediating those emissions requires much more than climate pledge President Joe Biden just announced.
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Government, Environment, Joe Biden, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, John Kerry, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy, Foreign Relations, Countries, Paris Agreement, Carbon Finance, Politics Of Climate Change, Individual And Political Action On Climate Change, S S


As India and other countries struggle to acquire enough COVID-19 vaccines for their populations, doses are sitting on shelves across the US

Dado Ruvic/Reuters In some parts of the US, excess COVID-19 vaccines are sitting on shelves. Countries like India, however, are struggling to get enough supplies to vaccinate their populations. Global leaders are calling on the US to lift export bans to help with vaccine production abroad. See more stories on Insider's business page. As many countries across the world struggle to acquire enough COVID-19 vaccines for their population, doses in some parts of the US are sitting on shel...
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Elon Musk Is Hosting SNL and God I Wish This Was Just a Clickbait Headline

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will be hosting Saturday Night Live on May 8, the show’s official account tweeted Saturday. And I have a lot of questions, namely: Why?Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla


Kevin Smith’s He-Man Universe Expands With Prequel Comic for Dark Horse

In September 2020, Kevin Smith was announced as executive producer and co-writer of a new animated Masters of the Universe: Revelation series for Netflix.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Dc Comics, Power, Netflix, Superheroes, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Kevin Smith, Skeletor, Human Interest, Evil Lyn, Fictional Characters, Tim Seeley, He Man, Rob David


Soon You May Not Have to Say 'Hey Google' to Get Your Phone's Google Assistant to Listen to You

If you’ve ever wanted your Google Assistant to get moving without having to say, “hey Google,” all the time, you may be getting your wish in the near future.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Science, Technology, Google Search, Smartphones, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Alphabet Inc, Google Assistant, Google Workspace, Technology Internet


Can Australia achieve herd immunity to coronavirus, and what happens if not?

Declining immunity and new viral variants may mean annual vaccine boosters are neededImmunologists and virologists are questioning the ability of populations to ever achieve herd immunity to Covid-19.They say gradually waning immunity to the virus after infection or vaccination, and the impact of variants, mean it is likely annual vaccinations will be required and cases will continue to occur. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


The Last of Us HBO Adaptation Adds New Directors

HBO’s video game adaptation of Sony Computer Entertainment game The Last of Us, starring Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, has just hired two new behind-the-scenes creatives.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Video Games, Emmy, Sony Computer Entertainment, Joel, Aida, Ellie, Pedro Pascal, Human Interest, Ali Abbasi, The Last of Us, Bella Ramsey, Kantemir Balagov, Quo Vadis, Beanpole


California Commits to Phasing Out Oil Extraction by 2045

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a directive Friday that sets an aspirational 2045 deadline to halt all oil extraction within the state. It also orders the state’s Department of Conservation to quit issuing new fracking permits by 2024.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Gavin Newsom, Hydraulic Fracturing, Newsom, Businesspeople, Russian Hill San Francisco, Anti Fracking Movement, People From California


Enterprise Password Manager Passwordstate Hacked, Exposing Users’ Passwords for 28 Hours

Passwordstate, the enterprise password manager offered by Australian software developer Click Studios, was hacked earlier this week, exposing the passwords of an undisclosed number of its clients for approximately 28 hours. The hack was carried out through an upgrade feature for the password manager and potentially…Read more...
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Is the Saw Franchise Ready for the Small Screen? Lionsgate Thinks So

Lionsgate Television is jumping into the streaming competition, and they plan to come out swinging. The studio is exploring the possibility of a Saw television show. The Saw films were a huge financial success at the box office, and are looking to duplicate that for the small screen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Films, Chris Rock, Samuel L Jackson, Lionsgate Television, Spiral, SAW, Lionsgate Films, James Wan, Kevin Beggs, Blindspotting, Leigh Wannell, Cinema of the United States, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


Secrets of a tree whisperer: ‘They get along, they listen – they’re attuned’

Suzanne Simard revolutionised the way we think about plants and fungi with the discovery of the woodwide web. The ecologist’s new book shares the wisdom of a life of listening to the forestWhen Suzanne Simard made her extraordinary discovery – that trees could communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi – the scientific establishment underreacted. Even though her doctoral research was published in the Nature journal in 1997 – a coup for any scientist – the finding that trees...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Biology, Environment, Culture, Trees and forests, Plants, Fungi, University of British Columbia, Richard Powers, Peter Wohlleben, Suzanne Simard, Science and nature books, Merlin Sheldrake, Simard Continue


The city my grandfather used to call home no longer exists – except in our minds

After his death, I wanted to know more about his life, and the city that made him and very nearly killed himEvery Hanukkah through my childhood, if I was visiting my grandparents’ Liverpool home, my Grandpa Oskar told me the exact same story. With a pickle on his side plate – my grandma serving up his favourite dinner of latkes, vusht (smoked sausage) and eggs – he’d recount the night during this very Jewish festival in 1937 that his family – our family – fled for their lives from the Nazis.The ...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Family, England, Science, Life and style, Holocaust, Second world war, Health & wellbeing, Liverpool, Europe Holidays, Poland Holidays, Oskar


Robin Thede Zombie Film Killing It Is Shaun of the Dead Meets Girls Trip

Comedian Robin Thede (former host of BET talk show The Rundown with Robin Thede) and creator of the A Black Lady Sketch Show is teaming up with Amazon Studios for a new horror comedy film, Killing It. Thede wrote the script and will produce it through her production company, For Better or Words.Read more...
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Robin Thede Horror Comedy Killing It Coming to Amazon Studios

Comedian Robin Thede (former host of BET talk show The Rundown with Robin Thede) and creator of the A Black Lady Sketch Show is teaming up with Amazon Studios for a new horror comedy film, Killing It. Thede wrote the script and will produce it through her production company, For Better or Words.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Television, Bet, Shaun, Amazon Studios, Shaun of the Dead, Robin Thede, Thede, Television In The United States, A Black Lady Sketch Show, American People Of German Descent, American Television Series, Entertainment Culture, Killing It


A SpaceX advisor and other industry figures explain why the company's NASA partnership signals a new space age as they prepare for the Artemis mission

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry NASA astronauts to the Moon's surface during the Artemis mission. SpaceX NASA and SpaceX plan to return to the moon as soon as 2024. The agency will give up some control but also save money, said Scott Hubbard, a SpaceX advisor. "There is no backup plan in place should SpaceX fail," said another former NASA engineer. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the early days of space exploration, NASA's d...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Artemis, Stanford University, Blue Origin, Indiana University


Xbox Cloud Gaming Is Already a Super Solid Experience on PC and iOS

Earlier this week, Xbox announced it would start inviting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to take part in its Xbox Cloud Gaming beta (aka xCloud) on PC and iOS. Like the three other major cloud gaming platforms, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna, xCloud also now works in the Chrome, Edge, and…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Science, Xbox One, Computing, Xbox, Nvidia, Razer, Kishi, Cloud Gaming, Forza, Xbox Game Pass, Blair Witch, Edith Finch, The Sims 4, Video Game Consoles


SpaceX's new astronaut flight for NASA has reached the space station, which is now crowded with 11 people

There are now 11 humans aboard the International Space Station. NASA Crew-2 arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday morning. There are now 11 astronauts on the ISS for at least the next four days. Crew-1 astronauts will return to Earth as early as Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new international crew of astronauts, riding SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS).The astronauts - Shane Kimbroug...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, News UK, European Space Agency, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Columbus


How bots like 'TurboVax' boosted states in the rush to vaccinate America

Vaccine bots on Twitter share news of available vaccination appointments. Screenshots/Twitter Twitter accounts sharing vaccination appointments have popped up across the US. The accounts are bots run by software engineers who helped Americans find appointments. Bots like TurboVax in New York City have courted thousands of followers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kenneth Hsu's parents-in-law were desperate to find a vaccine appointment. In February, both over the age ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, California, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, New Jersey


T. rexes liked to walk as slowly as humans do - at a leisurely 3 miles per hour, a new study finds

The skeleton of a T. rex named Trix at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands. Mike Bink Tyrannosaurus rex couldn't run without shattering its bones, so its max walking speed was 25 mph. But a new study suggests the dinosaur's preferred walking pace was even slower: just 3 mph. The research indicates humans and T. rexes had similar walking speeds. See more stories on Insider's business page. For all the awe Tyrannosaurus rex inspires, the "king of the dinosaurs" was...
Tags: Science, London, News, New York City, Trends, Earth, Netherlands, Jurassic Park, Rex, Dinosaur, American Museum of Natural History, University Of California Berkeley, Fossils, Tyrannosaurus rex, Hutchinson, Paleontology


Elon Musk’s SpaceX delivers new crew to International Space Station

Tech boss ‘proud’ to be working with space agencies as astronauts begin six-month missionFour astronauts on board Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft have successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month mission.Frenchman Thomas Pesquet is the first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to fly in the billionaire tech entrepreneur’s space capsule, alongside Nasa’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, and Jaxa’s (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Akihiko Hoshide,...
Tags: Space, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, World news, Nasa, International Space Station, European Space Agency, European Space Agency ESA, Thomas Pesquet, Shane Kimbrough, Akihiko Hoshide, Megan McArthur, Jaxa 's Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


Western Australia Covid lockdown: new case confirmed as hotel quarantine failures condemned

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, while the Western Australian premier called on the federal government to “step up and help”.Authorities revealed one new community cas...
Tags: Health, Science, India, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Perth, Western Australia, WA, Australian Medical Association, Coronavirus, Omar Khorshid


‘We’re the poo crew’: sleuths test for Covid by reading signs in sewage

Scientists in Exeter are identifying Covid through human faeces – this could be be expanded to monitor other diseasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey call themselves the “poo crew” – a team of health detectives who are tracking down and heading off Covid outbreaks by reading the signs in our sewage. And they are expanding. Earlier this month, the Environmental Monitoring for Health Protection Programme opened a purpose-built laboratory on the fringes of Exeter, it...
Tags: Science, Biology, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Exeter, Coronavirus


Fears Covid anxiety syndrome could stop people reintegrating

Exclusive: compulsive hygiene habits and fear of public places could remain for some after lockdown lifted, researchers sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have expressed concern that residual anxiety over coronavirus may have led some people to develop compulsive hygiene habits that could prevent them from reintegrating into the outside world, even though Covid hospitalisations and deaths in the UK are coming down.The concept of “Covid anxiety syndrome” was...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Education, Research, Society, UK News, World news, Mental Health, Anxiety, Higher Education, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Kingston University, London South Bank University, Coronavirus, Covid Continue


Western Australia Covid lockdown: hotel quarantine failures condemned as McGowan urges Morrison to ‘step up and help’

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, while the Western Australian premier called on the federal government to “step up and help”.WA’s Perth and Peel region on Saturday a...
Tags: Health, Science, India, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Perth, Western Australia, Morrison, WA, McGowan, Australian Medical Association, Coronavirus, Omar Khorshid


Study highlights risks of anxiety and depression after cardiac device implantation

Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for anxiety and depression, according to research presented at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1Study author Professor Susanne Pedersen of Odense University Hospital, Denmark said: "Most patients adapt well to living with an ICD. For others it completely changes their life, with worries about shocks from the device, body image, and livelihood as som...
Tags: Science, European Society of Cardiology ESC, EHRA, Susanne Pedersen, Odense University Hospital Denmark


Global experts define how to assess quality of care for patients with atrial fibrillation

The first internationally agreed quality indicators for the management and outcomes of adults with atrial fibrillation are presented today at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The document is published in EP Europace, a journal of the ESC. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than 40 million people globally.
Tags: Science, European Society of Cardiology ESC


Simple foot test detects heart rhythm disorder in patients with diabetes

Atrial fibrillation can be detected during annual foot assessments in patients with diabetes, according to research presented today at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1"In our study, one in six patients with diabetes had previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation," said study author Dr. Ilias Kanellos of the European University of Cyprus, Nicosia. "This presents an opportunity to provide treatment to prevent subsequent strokes."
Tags: Science, European Society of Cardiology ESC, Ilias Kanellos, European University of Cyprus Nicosia


A lesson from Arctic sea-ice prediction in 2020: accurate subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction remains a grand challenge

A lesson from Arctic sea-ice prediction in 2020: accurate subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction remains a grand challenge
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Age-related muscle loss and walking abilities predict outcomes after lung cancer surgery

A new study by researchers from Nagoya University revealed that preoperative sarcopenia and exercise intolerance are associated with higher risks of medium-to-long-term mortality in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer.
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