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Shadow and Bone Fans, What on Earth Do You See in This Douchebag?

Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse series of novels made a big splash in the YA realm and beyond, so it’s no surprise Netflix chose to adapt Shadow and Bone into a series. The question I still have—as a watcher, not a reader—is... what does anyone see in General Kirigan?Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Leigh Bardugo


Millions of people are missing their second COVID-19 doses, and that has experts worried about herd immunity

lechatnoir/Getty Images The CDC said millions of people who got one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are missing their second. Some fear possible adverse reactions and others are simply unable to get the second dose. Experts worry it will only be more difficult to achieve herd immunity if that 8% increases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the weekend, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed millions of Americans who've had their first vaccin...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Don, University of Central Florida, Cyrus, Gladys, Venegas, Francis Collins, Brown University School of Public Health


A Cloud-Based Google Chrome Sounds Neat, but Consider Upgrading Your Hardware Instead

As I sit at my desk typing this blog, I have 15 Chrome tabs eating up 790MB of memory. I also have 17 Microsoft Edge tabs open, which take up 535MB of memory. Aside from those two extra tabs on Edge, I have the same webpages open, yet Chrome is hogging more memory. Complaints about the resource-hogging Google Chrome…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Firefox, Google, Science, Microsoft, Web Browsers, Safari, Software, Chrome Os, Nvidia, Freeware, Operating Systems, Vivaldi, Chromium, Embedded Linux, Cloud Clients


Hackers Leak Data on D.C. Cops as Part of Extortion Scheme

In an attempt to extort some unknown amount of money out of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, hackers with the Babuk ransomware gang have leaked large amounts of data on five of the department’s officers. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Extortion, D C Metropolitan Police Department, Derek Chauvin


Explainer: why is getting medical oxygen for Covid patients in some countries so difficult?

As India’s hospitals struggle to keep pace with demand, the pandemic has exposed global market failures, lack of knowledge and anticipationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew waves of the Covid-19 pandemic in countries, such as India and Kenya have exposed the poor management of oxygen supplies. Prof Trevor Duke, editor of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on oxygen therapy for children, answered questions on what countries with limited resources can do t...
Tags: Science, India, South and Central Asia, Kenya, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus, Trevor Duke


Exactly How Many Pandemic Apple Products Did You Jackals Buy?

In news that appears to defy all odds, Apple reported $23.6 billion in profit on $89.6 billion in revenue for the quarter ending March 27, making the second fiscal quarter its strongest non-holiday quarter ever. iPad sales spiked 79% year over year. Mac sales were up 70%. iPhone sales jumped 65.5%. These are…Read more...
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Which is better for developing immunity: COVID-19 vaccine or natural infection?

Debate has raged over which provides better protection against COVID-19 — natural infection or vaccine injection? “Sorry Dr Fauci and other fearmongers, new study shows vaccines and naturally acquired immunity DO effectively neutralize COVID variants. Good news for everyone but bureaucrats and petty tyrants!” tweeted a combative Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in March. A large-scale study by UC Irvine researchers may definitively settle this debate. They found that, yes, natural infection provides prot...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Biden, Disneyland, Orange County, University Of California, UCI, Riverside, Johnson Johnson


The Secrets of the 'Cyber Ninjas' Will Not Stand in Arizona GOP's Useless 2020 Recount, Judge Rules

The state judge overseeing a Democratic challenge to the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s “audit” of the 2020 election—a secretive effort the state GOP is using as a sort of Hail Mary to overturn or at least delegitimize Joe Biden’s victory there—has ordered that the process no longer be conducted behind closed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Arizona Senate


Hey Tomorrow War, WTF Is This?

I woke up this morning very excited to see the first footage from The Tomorrow War, the new Chris Pratt sci-fi action film directed by Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie). Everything we’d heard about it over the years made it sound like one of those mega-blockbusters we love to geek out about—Independence Day,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chris Pratt, Chris Mckay


Titans Season 3 Casts a Mad Men and Angel Alum as Scarecrow

We’ve gotten a few glimpses of what to expect from DC series Titans when it returns to HBO Max, like the excellent outfits we’ll be seeing Starfire and Red Hood rocking in season three. Today, however, we got a bit of important casting: Vincent Kartheiser is coming aboard as Dr. Jonathan Crane.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Vincent Kartheiser, Jonathan Crane


China is set to launch the first piece of its new space station on Wednesday night

The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, April 23, 2021. China is set to launch the first module of its new space station as early as Wednesday night. China plans to complete its space station with 11 launches, some involving astronaut crews, by 2022. The rocket launch may be broadcast live in Mandarin and English. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is planning to...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, China, Russia, US, Trends, Css, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Rockets, Mars, Iss, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos


Confused Feds Subpoena Signal for Data It Doesn't Collect

For the second time in several years, Signal has been subpoenaed by federal investigators for data that the encrypted chat app company doesn’t actually collect. Read more...
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Report: HBO Max With Ads Will Cost You $10 a Month

HBO Max’s ad-supported tier will officially launch in June, according to CNBC. The plan will cost $10 a month, about $5 less than what you’d pay for the ad-free version of HBO Max or what you’d pay to bundle it into a YouTube TV or cable subscription.
Tags: Hbo, Science, Cnbc, YouTube TV, HBO Max


The Jiobit GPS Tracker Changed My Tune on Toddler Surveillance

I’d convinced myself long ago that when I became a parent, I’d do everything in my power to avoid overly surveilling my child. But then I decided to go back to work full-time a bit sooner than I’d initially planned, so to help ease my anxieties about sending my toddler out into the world, I did what any loving and…Read more...
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Amazon's Already Busted Out Its Anti-Union Playbook in Staten Island

A bootstrap Amazon unionization effort is underway in Staten Island, and lo and behold, Amazon is firing up the union-busting campaign early. We’ve heard allegations that it threatened Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse workers with shutting down the warehouse amid their attempt to unionize. Now it’s just dumping a crock of…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Staten Island, Bessemer Alabama


Oracle VP Ken Glueck Suspended by Twitter for Doxing an Intercept Reporter

A tweet from Oracle Executive VP Ken Glueck goading his followers into harassing a female reporter was found to violate Twitter’s policies, the company told Gizmodo on Wednesday. Glueck, who’s previously made headlines as one of the top lobbyists under Oracle, was forced to take down the tweet and have his account…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Gizmodo, Oracle, Glueck, Ken Glueck


Hey Rudy and/or the FBI, Pick Up Your Phone

On Wednesday, the feds raided the home and office of Rudy Giuliani, noted flask with legs and former personal attorney to ex-President Donald Trump. According to one of Giuliani’s neighbors at his Upper East Side apartment building, the agents in question seized and “were bringing out a lot of stuff.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, Upper East Side, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


An Asteroid Impact Simulation Is Currently Underway—and It’s Absolutely Terrifying

A fictitious asteroid is headed our way, and a group of real experts is currently doing their best to deal with the grim situation. The week-long tabletop exercise, now in its third day, aims to find out whether our current technologies, systems, and institutions could handle the crisis if an actual asteroid were to…Read more...
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Eternals Director Chloe Zhao Shocked Marvel With Her Sets

Kevin Feige is used to making Marvel superhero movies that are just brimming with VFX. Before she took the job directing Eternals, Chloe Zhao was not. Feige probably wasn’t surprised by her desire to use practical locations when possible, but he was surprised by how amazing they looked. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kevin Feige, Feige, Chloe Zhao


42 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Consider for Your May Reading List

Somehow, it’s May—and that means not only are we one step closer to summer, we’ve also got several dozen new sci-fi and fantasy books to tempt you with. This month, we’ve got apocalyptic survivors, royals desperate to realize their destinies, supernatural private eyes, ambitious mutants, and so much more.Read more...
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Scientists May Know What’s Causing ‘Campfires’ on the Sun

Crackling away on a cosmic scale, small flares in the solar corona have been a matter of intrigue for researchers, as they are the brightest spots in a solar atmosphere boasting extraordinarily hot temperatures. Now, scientists propose that the little fires everywhere are caused by the convergence of magnetic fields…Read more...
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Industries Responsible for 75% of Air Pollution Hurt Communities of Color More

Unhealthy particulate matter comes from, among other things, factories, cars, construction, and fossil fuel power plants. A new study analyzing 14 major sources of air pollution shows that in the U.S., they disproportionately affect people of color.Read more...
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T-Mobile Introduces Its Own Crappy Version of AirTags

T-Mobile is hopping on the tracker bandwagon. Today, the carrier announced it’s launching its SyncUP Tracker so you can find lost items. The difference here is unlike Samsung’s SmartTags, Apple’s AirTags, or a Tile tracker, T-Mobile’s version doesn’t use Bluetooth or ultrawide-band. Instead, it leverages a combination…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, SmartTags Apple


Maybe We Don't Need an In-Person CES?

CES is coming back to Vegas. The show’s parent organization, the Consumer Technology Association, will hold an in-person event in Las Vegas in January 2022 after putting on a decidedly muted online event last winter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Consumer Technology Association


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Head Writer Explains the 'Toll' of John Walker's Arc

John Walker’s journey through Disney+ and Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier—from Captain America, to... well, not that—is one of dramatic highs and lows for the would-be shieldbearer. But his turn in the series’ finale raised some interesting questions of just how we’re meant to feel about the character. Now,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, America, John Walker


Glowing Pumpkin Toadlet Can't Hear Its Own Tiny Scream

Scientists in Brazil say they’ve discovered a new species of poisonous toad—hidden in plain sight due to its close resemblance to another related species. Aside from their tiny size, the wee toads have brightly colored skin and bones that fluoresce under UV light, a feature that still isn’t completely understood.Read more...
Tags: Science, Brazil


Google Just Rolled Out New Features to Help You Plan Post-Vaccine Travel

I know you’re thinking it, because it’s all I’ve been thinking about myself: This summer is going to be filled with travel as the blanket of general anxiety that’s been draped over us for the last year slowly falls off thanks to more available vaccines. And with the CDC giving the go-ahead to be outside without a mask…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc


A perfect storm of 4 factors has fueled India's harrowing coronavirus surge. Other countries could be next.

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 India is in crisis: Hospitals are overloaded with patients amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Rapidly spreading variants and social gatherings are fueling this outbreak, experts say. A slow vaccine rollout and ill-prepared healthcare system have made matters worse. See more stories on Insider's business page. Just two...
Tags: UK, Science, News, California, China, India, Israel, Narendra Modi, Trends, Vaccines, Delhi, University of Toronto, Latin America, University Of Michigan, Medical University of South Carolina, West Bengal


Jeff Goldblum Is Doing a Dungeons & Dragons Podcast, Which Is as Excellent as It Is Unfathomable

Yeah. So, Jeff Goldblum—the Jeff Goldblum, star of Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and so much more—is going to play Elven sorcerer Balmer in a Dungeons & Dragons podcast. This is a true statement of something that is going to happen in our reality, and I absolutely can’t wrap my head around it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Jeff Goldblum, Balmer


Earth has been knocked off its axis over the last 25 years, changing the locations of the north and south poles

NASA's asteroid-bound NEAR spacecraft took this mosaic image of Earth in January 1998. NEAR Spacecraft Team/JHUAPL/NASA Earth's axis - the invisible line around which it spins - is bookended by the north and south poles. The axis, and thus the poles too, shift depending on how weight is distributed across Earth's surface. Melting glaciers have changed that distribution enough to knock Earth off its axis, research shows. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since 19...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Environment, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Antarctica, Glaciers, Greenland, North Pole, South Pole, Reuters, Ice Melt, Aylin Woodward



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