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Internet Outage in Canada Blamed on Beavers Gnawing Through Fiber Cables

Rascally beavers took down internet service for about 900 customers in a remote Canadian community this weekend after gnawing through crucial fiber cables, the Candian Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday. The outage, which has since been resolved, also affected 60 cable TV customers and disrupted local cell phone…Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Telus, Beaver, Government of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Optoelectronics, Canadian Culture, Cable Television, Fiber optic cable, Technology Internet, Electrical Wiring, Electrical Conduit, Liz Sauve, Candian Broadcasting Corporation


Fully vaccinated American tourists will be allowed to visit the European Union this summer, The New York Times reports

Tourists wait in line to visit the Louvre museum, the world's most visited museum, in Paris, Wednesday, May, 29, 2019. AP Photo/Thibault Camus The European Union will allow vaccinated Americans to visit this summer, a top official told The New York Times. EU and US officials are in talks about methods that could prove tourists' vaccination status. It would be a change from existing policy that restricts nonessential travel from the US. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Science, News, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, New York Times, Paris, The Times, Vaccinations, Vaccines, Times, Louvre


These Are the First Color Aerial Photos of the Surface of Mars, Courtesy of Ingenuity

It goes without saying that NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has delighted the world in recent weeks, and it’s not done yet. NASA has released the first color aerial photos of the surface of Mars taken by Ingenuity in its successful second test flight earlier this week. They are quite a sight, although I must admit…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Mars Landing, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars


What Covid vaccines does the UK have and which are in the works?

As Valneva recruits volunteers for final stage trials of its vaccine, here is the current state of play in Britain Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccines to protect against the coronavirus were designed, tested and manufactured in record time, and several have been approved for use in the UK vaccination programme, with a number of others under consideration. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Society, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus


All 8 Fast and Furious Movies Will Be in Theaters for Free Before F9 Debuts

Fans of the Fast and Furious on “Fast Fridays” can watch all eight films leading up to the summer release of F9 for free!Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Amc, Sports, Paul Walker, Universal Studios, Furious 7, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Movie Theater, Cinemark, Jim Orr, The Fate Of The Furious, Fast Furious, Han Lue, Imax Films


India Cracks Down on Social Media Posts Criticizing Its Pandemic Response Amid Brutal Second Wave

India’s government reportedly ordered Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to censor dozens of posts criticizing the administration’s response to the pandemic, arguing that they were misleading or could hinder emergency response efforts. The crackdown comes amid an unprecedented surge in covid-19 cases and deaths in India…Read more...
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All 8 Fast and Furious Movies In Theaters For Free Before F9 Debut

Fans of the Fast and Furious on “Fast Fridays” can watch all eight films leading up to the summer release of F9 for free!Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Amc, Sports, Paul Walker, Universal Studios, Furious 7, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Movie Theater, Cinemark, Jim Orr, The Fate Of The Furious, Fast Furious, Han Lue, Imax Films


Alan Taylor to Adapt Fantasy Novel Stone Junction for Starlight Media

How does one go from directing mobster movies to directing fantasy? Alan Taylor might have the answer.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Magicians, Game Of Thrones, Alan Taylor, Television Shows, The Alliance, Television Series, Peter Luo, Jim Dodge, Starlight Media, Creative Works, Incest In Fiction, Works Based On A Song Of Ice And Fire, Daniel Pearse, Family Saga


NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flew faster and farther than ever before in its third aerial adventure over Mars

Left: Ingenuity on the surface of Mars. Right: An illustration of Ingenuity flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completed its third flight over the Martian surface on Sunday. Sunday's flight pushed the helicopter to its farthest distance yet: around 330 feet. David Lavery, the project's program executive, said the flight was "nothing short of amazing." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully executed its...
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In Third Mars Flight, Ingenuity Goes Beyond All Tests Done on Earth

On Sunday, Ingenuity demonstrated once again that it was the little Mars helicopter that could. NASA reported that Ingenuity had successfully completed its third test flight earlier in the day, flying farther and faster than it ever had in tests conducted on Earth. Read more...
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Ingenuity Flies Further and Faster in Third Flight on Mars, Going Beyond All Tests Conducted on Earth

On Sunday, Ingenuity demonstrated once again that it was the little Mars helicopter that could. NASA reported that Ingenuity had successfully completed its third test flight earlier in the day, flying further and faster than it ever had in tests conducted on Earth. Read more...
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The US will help India produce more coronavirus vaccines, releasing raw materials and expanding factories in broad push to blunt its COVID-19 crisis

People are administered COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade The US will provide supplies for testing, drugs, and vaccines to fight India's COVID-19 crisis. A National Security Council spokesperson said the US is "working around the clock" to help India. Resources include raw materials and funding needed needed to ramp up vaccine manufacturing. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is providing a broad package of relief...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, National Security Council, Horne, Ajit Doval, Mumbai India, Jake Sullivan, Brown University School of Public Health, US National Security Council


John Wick Prequel The Continental Puts Young Winston Front and Center

As fans drool with anticipation for the fourth installment of John Wick, Keanu Reeves and Lionsgate TV look to expand the Wick universe. There were talks about developing television shows connected to the films back in 2017, but Lionsgate TV chairman Kevin Beggs finally confirmed a prequel spinoff series about hitman…Read more...
Tags: Science, John Wick, Lionsgate TV, Kevin Beggs, John Wick Keanu Reeves, Continental Puts Young Winston Front


This free, downloadable cookbook is aimed at helping COVID-19 long-haulers enjoy food again after losing their taste and smell

Sambal butter noodles from "Taste & Flavour." Craig Robertson via Life Kitchen Some people who get COVID-19 develop lasting symptoms, like loss of taste or smell. A new cookbook was formulated specifically to help coronavirus long-haulers enjoy food again. The book, "Taste & Flavour," is available for free as a digital download. See more stories on Insider's business page. For coronavirus long-haulers, loss of taste and smell is one of the persisting symptoms. Now, a new cookbook aims ...
Tags: Cooking, UK, Science, Trends, Taste, Duke, Cookbook, Riley, John Hopkins, Barry Smith, University of London, Craig Robertson, Ryan Riley, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


French volunteers who lived in a cave with no phones, clocks, or sunlight for 40 days say it was 'great'

Volunteers leave the Lombrives cave after spending 40 days in the cave in Ussat-les-Bains, southern of France, on April 24, 2021. Fred Scheiber/AFP via Getty Images French volunteers have emerged from a cave after spending 40 days with no clocks or phones. They took part in the Deep Time project, which explored the limits of human isolation. Two-thirds of the group say they wanted to stay in the cave for longer. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Fifteen volunteers have emerged...
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter just achieved 'freedom in the sky' in its third aerial adventure over Mars

Left: Ingenuity on the surface of Mars. Right: An illustration of Ingenuity flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completed its third flight over the Martian surface on Sunday. Sunday's flight likely pushed the helicopter to its farthest distance yet: around 330 feet. Ingenuity's chief pilot said Friday that the helicopter would "experience freedom in the sky." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully exec...
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Talking to yourself: a good antidote to loneliness – or the sign of a real problem?

During the pandemic, I have gone from uttering a few words of encouragement to myself to full-blown arguments. I’m not the only one. I asked psychologists what purpose this serves“We should probably go out now,” I say to Danny as I vegetate in front of the TV. “Yeah, we should, but I can’t be arsed,” Danny replies, sitting in an identical pose. “C’mon, we need the exercise; can’t sit here all day,” I insist. “Well, we can ’cause that’s what we did yesterday and the day before,” he answers. “Exac...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, Danny


The CDC says millions of Americans are choosing not to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images About 5 million Americans have so far missed their appointment to receive the second COVID-19 vaccine. In order to be fully vaccinated, individuals must receive two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Americans are choosing to miss their second dose for a variety of reasons,...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Times, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Livingston Montana, Johns Hopkins University That, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Pressure is building on Biden to send vaccine doses to India, as the country breaks global records with COVID-19 outbreak

President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose COVID-19 vaccine shot in Newark, Delaware on January 11, 2021. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Public-health experts and physicians are urging the US to donate vaccine doses to India. India's COVID-19 surge is shattering world records. The country recorded 349,691 new cases Sunday. In the US, daily vaccination rates are down 19% from a peak, as supply starts to outstrip demand. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington Post, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, South Africa, Craig Spencer, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Columbia University, Biden


The CDC says millions of Americans aren't receiving the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images About 5 million Americans have so far missed their appointment to receive the second COVID-19 vaccine. Many Americans are reportedly choosing to miss their second dose for a variety of reasons, including a fear of potential side effects. Others had their second appointments canceled be...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Times, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Livingston Montana, Johns Hopkins University That, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Why Mortal Kombat's Director Didn't Want to Read the Script at First

Simon McQuoid is a former commercial director who was won over by Greg Russo’s Mortal Kombat script. However, he wasn’t sold on directing a video game film—at first. As he recalls telling his agent: “The first movie out, I think it shouldn’t be a video game.” Clearly, that didn’t age well.Read more...
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Why Mortal Kombat Director Didn't Want to Read the Script at First

Simon McQuoid is a former commercial director who was won over by Greg Russo’s Mortal Kombat script. However, he wasn’t sold on directing a video game film—at first. As he recalls telling his agent: “The first movie out, I think it shouldn’t be a video game.” Clearly, that didn’t age well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Rain, Duracell, New Line Cinema, Mortal Kombat, Windows Games, Todd Garner, Greg Russo, Simon McQuoid, Video Game Characters, Creative Works, English Language Films, Hell In Popular Culture, Mythopoeia, Entertainment Culture


A Texas hospital is the first in the country to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its staff

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images A hospital system in Texas is now the first in the nation to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff. CBS News reported that Houston Methodist set a June 7 deadline for all employees to get vaccinated. So far, 89% of all 26,000 employees have complied and received a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Houston Methodist system - m...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Vaccine, Houston Methodist, Mario Tama Getty, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, Marc Boom, Grace Dean


UK health regulator concerned over use of rapid coronavirus tests

Exclusive: MHRA says mass testing regime in England ‘a stretch’ of its authorisation for how kits should be usedHow accurate are lateral flow tests?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s healthcare regulator has expressed concern to the government that its multibillion-pound mass testing programme is “a stretch” of the authorised use of rapid tests, the Guardian has learned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved the lateral flow ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Health policy, MHRA, Coronavirus


India's richest people are fleeing on private jets as the country hits almost 350,000 new infections in another daily global record

A demand for private jets boomed as Indians who could afford it scrambled to escape a second coronavirus wave. Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana via Reuters India's uber-rich are fleeing the country on private jets as new travel bans come into place. The country is currently battling a catastrophic second coronavirus wave. Local media reports say many people chose to fly to Dubai, which is close by. See more stories on Insider's business page. India's ultra-rich are paying tens and thousand...
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India's richest people are fleeing on private jets as the country hits almost 350,000 COVID-19 infections in another daily global record

A demand for private jets boomed as Indians who could afford it scrambled to escape a second coronavirus wave. Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana via Reuters India's uber-rich are fleeing the country on private jets as new travel bans come into place. The country is currently battling a catastrophic second coronavirus wave. Local media reports say many people chose to fly to Dubai, which is close by. See more stories on Insider's business page. India's ultra-rich are paying tens and thousand...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Science, India, US, Trends, Bbc, Thailand, Britain, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Mumbai, Sunday Times, New Delhi, Afp


15 French volunteers leave cave after 40 days without daylight or clocks

Deep Time project investigated how a lack of external contact would affect sense of time – and two thirds wanted to stay longerFifteen people have emerged from a cave in south-west France after 40 days underground in an experiment to see how the absence of clocks, daylight and external communications would affect their sense of time.With big smiles on their pale faces, they left their voluntary isolation in the Lombrives cave to a round of applause and basked in the light while wearing special g...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, World news, South West France, Lombrives


What unconscious bias training gets wrong… and how to fix it

Companies may seek to dismantle prejudice among their employees – but psychologists question whether these courses effect lasting changeHere’s a fact that cannot be disputed: if your name is James or Emily, you will find it easier to get a job than someone called Tariq or Adeola. Between November 2016 and December 2017, researchers sent out fake CVs and cover letters for 3,200 positions. Despite demonstrating exactly the same qualifications and experience, the “applicants” with common Pakistani ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Race, Women, Work & careers, Feminism, Discrimination at work, James, Emily, Tariq


Was King Solomon the ancient world’s first shipping magnate?

Marine archaeologist unearths evidence suggesting biblical king’s riches were based on voyages he funded with Phoenician alliesKing Solomon is venerated in Judaism and Christianity for his wisdom and in Islam as a prophet, but the fabled ruler is one of the Bible’s great unsolved mysteries.Archaeologists have struggled in vain to find conclusive proof that he actually existed. With no inscriptions or remnants of the magnificent palace and temple he is supposed to have built in Jerusalem 3,000 ye...
Tags: Europe, Science, Religion, Jerusalem, Spain, UK News, World news, Judaism, Archaeology, The Bible, Solomon


3D holographic head-up display could improve road safety

Researchers have developed the first LiDAR-based augmented reality head-up display for use in vehicles. Tests on a prototype version of the technology suggest that it could improve road safety by 'seeing through' objects to alert of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
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