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Weapons, Ivory, and Other Items Banned by Etsy Still Widely Available on Marketplace, Investigation Finds

The online marketplace Etsy has been flooded with activity since the pandemic’s onset as millions flocked to online shopping to stave off lockdown blues. However, that pandemic-fueled growth is also highlighting Etsy’s struggle to moderate what goes up for sale on its platform. A recent Insider investigation found…Read more...
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Netflix's Shadow and Bone Adaptation Is Really Good, According to Netflix

When a book franchise has a fanbase as fervent as Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, some fans will always complain about any deviation from the source material, even if it’s necessary to bring the books to live-action. However, Netflix is confident its Shadow and Bone TV series is so good no fan could possibly find fault…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Christine, Cindy, Ben Barnes, Television Shows, Leigh Bardugo, You, Grisha, Television Series, Shadow and Bone, Creative Works, Serial Drama Television Series, Entertainment Culture


Hulu Finally Gets Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and More New Channels

You’d be forgiven if you had forgotten by now that Hulu announced back in January that a slate of new ViacomCBS channels was coming to its live TV service. They’re finally here.Read more...
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One-Third of Basecamp Employees Have Reportedly Quit Following New Policy on Speech

Within a week, Basecamp’s loathed no-politics-at-work rule has escalated to a mass exodus. This afternoon, reporter Casey Newton tweeted that around one-third of the company’s employees accepted buyouts following a “contentious all-hands meeting.” The software company behind Ruby on Rails, Campfire, and HEY was, until…Read more...
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Australia Wants to Teach Basic Cybersecurity to 5-Year-Olds

Australia may become one of the first countries to truly buckle down and prioritize teaching children about online safety.Read more...
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Captain America Flies High, and More Patriotic Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of all things good and plastic-y. This week, Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s finale has got us in an Americana mood, and what could be more patriotic than a man dressed like a light-up flag, a journalist who hangs out with mutant reptiles, and... plush, cheap alcohol? Check it…Read more...
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Your Invincible Finale Discussion Zone Is Blood-Soaked and Spoiler-Filled

The season one finale of Invincible dropped today like a two-bit crook punched by Omni-Man. The show’s biggest mystery was solved, a father and son had a major heart-to-heart, the show’s most devastating battle occurred, and much, much more. Let’s talk.Read more...
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Anxiety Is the Real Cause of Fainting That Was Linked to Covid-19 Vaccines, CDC Experts Say

A cluster of people who came down with symptoms possibly linked to covid-19 vaccines likely actually experienced a brief bout of anxiety, researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. Read more...
Tags: Science, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, COVID, Vaccines CDC


Texas House Overwhelmingly Passes Two Major Marijuana Reforms

By large margins, the Texas House passed two bills this week that would create a less punitive legal environment for possession of recreational marijuana and allow more Texans to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program.Read more...
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Marvel's Secret Invasion Continues to Build Its Cast

Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ show Secret Invasion is quickly turning into an Avengers-level collection of talent. Of course we already knew Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn would reprise their MCU roles. Then Kingsley Ben-Adir joined the mix. Then Olivia Colman. Then Emilia Clarke. And now a new cast member is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L Jackson, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben Adir


Netflix's Yasuke Has a Character Issue That's Bugging Me

The new Netflix show Yasuke chronicles the life of the African Samurai after his tenure with the Nobunaga clan. The show starts years after the death of Lord Nobunaga. Yasuke (Lakeith Stanfield) lives in a local village and works as a boatman. At the core of the story, Yasuke is a man who feels disconnected from his…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Musicians, Anime, Samurai, Flying Lotus, Nobunaga, MAPPA, Oda Nobunaga, LAKEITH STANFIELD, Yasuke, Creative Works, Nick Jones Jr, Krishna Bissessar, Nobunaga Yasuke Lakeith Stanfield


Climate Youth Win Landmark Victory in Germany’s Top Court

In a crucial ruling, a high court in Germany has agreed with young activists that the country’s climate law is unconstitutional because it puts too much of the burden of solving climate change on future generations. Judges in the Karlsruhe court, the highest court in the country, ordered the government to update its…Read more...
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Sites That Ban Politicians May Soon Get Fined in Florida (Unless the Site Is Owned by Disney)

Florida’s really gone and done it. On Thursday, the House voted 77-38 to pass SB 7072, a bill that would dole out massive fines to companies like Twitter and Facebook for booting public officials from their sites. Read more...
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The Release of 1 Billion Exterminator Mosquitoes Has Begun

Tens of thousands of male mosquitoes are descending on the Florida Keys. But these are no ordinary mosquitoes: They’re genetically modified, and they were planted around the state on purpose. It’s part of a plan to curb disease by releasing 1 billion mosquitoes across two states—but it’s giving some folks the heeby…Read more...
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Ordering Apple's New iPad Pro? It's Probably Safe to Expect Delays

Apple’s new iPad Pro models that come equipped with its M1 chip are already seeing delays in delivery times.Read more...
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The Asteroid Impact Simulation Has Ended in Disaster

An international exercise to simulate an asteroid striking Earth has come to an end. With just six days to go before a fictitious impact, things don’t look good for a 185-mile-wide region between Prague and Munich.Read more...
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NASA's Mars helicopter has beamed back an otherworldly collection of photos and video from its first 4 flights

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Martian skies. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed four flights over the Martian surface. Ingenuity made history last week when it completed the first controlled, powered flight on another planet. Each of the three subsequent flights pushed the helicopter higher, farther, and faster. The helicopter has exceeded expectations, so NASA has given it a new mission: to scout and map unch...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Mars, Mount Everest, Venus, Vega, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Soviet Union, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Jezero




'Racism+' Is How You Get Shows Like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Though film and television studios have historically been slow at making concerted efforts at diversifying their industries, when it comes to Black people, you can see the demonstrable progress that’s been made in Hollywood. Without a doubt, there are more Black people working on various projects, and more nuanced…Read more...
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PSA to Trump Revanchists and Anti-Vaxxers: Making Fake CDC Vaccination Cards Is a Federal Crime

The various dingbats and wingnuts of the pro-Donald Trump web have been keeping busy by spreading detailed instructions on how to create fake official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus vaccination cards rather than just get the damn shot. Doing so, the FBI says, is a federal crime that can be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, Psa, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


New Google Play Store Rules Aim to Weed Out Spammy Apps

In an attempt to boost confidence in its Play Store offerings, Google has announced new rules designed to weed out misleading, low-quality apps from its marketplace.Read more...
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Ingenuity's Fourth Mars Flight Sets New Airspeed and Distance Records

Off-world helicopter flights are almost starting to seem mundane, as Ingenuity has now flown for the fourth time on Mars. This afternoon, NASA’s experimental helicopter pushed its bounds, traveling farther and at nearly double its previous speeds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Distance Records


Vin Diesel Says the Fast & Furious Movies Make the Cars 'Audition'

The Fast & Furious movies are big deals. They make hundreds of millions of dollars. They have scenes and stunts that require hundreds of cast and crew members. They require an army of VFX artists. Everything has to be perfect to pull off a movie as huge as these, down to the smallest details—even the vroom-vrooms.Read more...
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Man Looking for Kevin the Dolphin Accidentally Finds Centuries-Old Logboat

Hoping to find a local dolphin named Kevin, a citizen archaeologist ended up finding a medieval logboat sunk in the shallow water of an Irish river. The man, Anthony Murphy, found the vessel while flying his drone over the River Boyne. “I was actually looking for Kevin the dolphin that has been in the river in the…Read more...
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The Army's New Night-Vision Goggles Look Like Technology Stolen From Aliens

When you think of night-vision goggles, you probably imagine the pitch black of night being illuminated in a sea of green that helps improve visibility. That’s ancient technology now as the US Army’s Lancer Brigade of Joint Base Lewis–McChord demonstrates what soldiers see through the military’s latest and greatest…Read more...
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The Army's New Night-Vision Goggles Look Like Technology Stolen From an Advanced Alien Race

When you think of night-vision goggles, you probably imagine the pitch black of night being illuminated in a sea of green that helps improve visibility. That’s ancient technology now as the US Army’s Lancer Brigade of Joint Base Lewis–McChord demonstrates what soldiers see through the military’s latest and greatest…Read more...
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Watch SpaceX's Crew-1 astronauts plummet to an ocean landing early Sunday, ending the longest human spaceflight in NASA history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA is set to fly four astronauts back to Earth early on Sunday. The Crew Dragon spaceship must plummet at high speeds, then deploy parachutes to land in the ocean. Watch NASA's livestream below to see the astronauts board Crew Dragon and fall to Earth. See more stories...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Hopkins, Hurley


NASA's Mars helicopter shattered previous records in its fourth aerial adventure

Left: Ingenuity on the surface of Mars. Right: An illustration of Ingenuity flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully executed a fourth flight over Mars on Friday. The excursion took the helicopter farther and faster than the prior three. NASA engineers have given Ingenuity a surprise second mission to scout new Martian territory. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Mars helicopter keeps exceeding expectations: Ingenuity completed it...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Tech Insider, Mimi Aung, Ken Farley, Coronavirus, McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover, NASA JPL Caltech ASU NASA


Joe Rogan Walked Back His Vaccine Crap, He Was Probably Sloshed, Who's to Say

Joe Rogan would like you to know that he’s an idiot (a “fucking moron,” in fact) and nobody should listen to his vaccine misinformation. Can he keep his podcast? Yes. Okay.Read more...
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Twilight of the Dead, George A. Romero's Final Zombie Film, Might Actually Get Made

The father of the modern zombie film might have his final statement on the genre finished from beyond the grave. Those circumstances are incredibly sad, but also gruesomely poetic.Read more...
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