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Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row

A Covid-19 warning sign in Los Angeles, California. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles county reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday. The last time the county reported no new deaths twice in a row was in March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in LA county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, county health...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the 2nd day in a row

A COVID-19 warning sign in Los Angeles. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths Monday for the second day in a row. It's the county's first time going two days without reporting a coronavirus death since March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, c...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, Barbara Ferrer, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket falling to Earth could partially survive re-entry

Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown, after launching space station hubPart of a huge rocket that launched China’s first module for its Tianhe space station is falling back to Earth and could make an uncontrolled re-entry at an unknown landing point.The 30-metre high core of the Long March 5B rocket launched the “Heavenly Harmony” unmanned core module into low Earth orbit on 29 April from Wenchang in China’s Hainan province. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Hainan, Wenchang


Your Old Phone Number Could Get You Hacked, Researchers Say

When you get a new phone number, mobile carriers will often “recycle” your old one—assigning it to a new phone and, therefore, a new customer. Carriers say the reason they do this is to stave off a hypothetical future of “number exhaustion”—a sort of “peak oil” for phone numbers, when every possible number that could…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Articles, Fraud, Cybercrime, Recycling, Identity Theft, Data Security, Computer Security, Terms Of Service, T Mobile, Kevin Lee, Internet Privacy, Arvind Narayanan, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control


There's So Much New Star Wars Art on May 4, May Your Wallet Be With You

If you’re in the market for a new piece of Star Wars art, May the Fourth be with you. To celebrate the unofficial Star Wars holiday, many galleries, dealers, and artists are selling brand new Star Wars art, and today we’re highlighting just a few of our favorites.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Jason Edmiston, Scott, Eyes Without A Face, Marko Manev, Human Interest, Joshua Budich, Ahsoka Tano, Tano, Fictional Characters, Star Wars Comics, Mike Sutfin, Mandalorians, Grogu, Star Wars Video Games


‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket tumbling to Earth

Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown, after launching space station hubPart of a huge rocket that launched China’s first module for its Tianhe space station is falling back to Earth and could make an uncontrolled re-entry at an unknown landing point.The 30-metre high core of the Long March 5B rocket launched the “Heavenly Harmony” unmanned core module into low Earth orbit on 29 April from Wenchang in China’s Hainan province. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Hainan, Wenchang


Doctor Strange 2 Had to Be Rewritten When Marvel Cut Strange From WandaVision

Benedict Cumberbatch was signed to appear as Doctor Strange on the finale of WandaVision. Then Marvel decided against it and had to change everything.Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Film, Fiction, Cumberbatch, Rolling Stone, Wanda, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Olsen, Kevin Feige, Stephen Strange, Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff, Fictional Characters, Doctor Strange 2


Child Sexual Abuse Site With 400,000 Users Shut Down by a Multinational Task Force

An international task force has shut down a large-scale dark web child sexual abuse platform, along with several similarly aligned dark web chat sites. According to an announcement from Germany’s Central Office for Combating Internet Crime (ZIT), “Boystown” had 400,000 registered users and was “one of Europe’s most…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Government, Germany, Tor, Law Enforcement, Social Issues, Computing, Sex Crimes, Dark Web, Child Sexual Abuse, Europol, Child Pornography, Central Office, Criminal Investigation, Federal Criminal Police Office


FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 by next week, NYT reports. Pfizer announced in late March that their vaccine was highly effective in a trial of more than 2,...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reno Nevada, The Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Pfizer Vaccine


FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12 to 15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is reportedly set to OK the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds by next week. Pfizer said in March that its vaccine was highly effective in a trial of over 2,000 adolescents. Nearly 150 million Americans had gotten at least one dose of a vaccine as of May 3, CDC data showed. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, The Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus


Former Senator Bill Nelson is officially NASA's new administrator. His goals: support climate research and put astronauts on the moon.

Former Senator Bill Nelson appears before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, April 21, 2021, in Washington DC. NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA officially has a new administrator: former Senator Bill Nelson was sworn in on Monday. In statements to Congress, Nelson didn't express plans to make any big changes at NASA. Nelson wants NASA to keep studying climate change and send astronauts to the moon. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has a new leader...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Congress, Climate Change, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon


Uber Is Teaming Up With Arrival To Create an Electric Ride-Hailing Car

Arrival, the electric bus and vehicle manufacturer that’s been making waves since it went public in March, announced on Monday that it plans to partner with Uber to create a completely electric ride-hailing car. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Articles, UPS, Transport, Travis Kalanick, Cultures, Business Finance, Tom Elvidge, Jamie Heywood, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Ridesharing Company


Tom Hanks' New Sci-Fi Film From Game of Thrones' Miguel Sapochnik Moves to Apple

Tom Hanks has a new sci-fi film coming out from Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, and while it was originally called Bios and set for theatrical release this August, it has now changed its title to Finch and has a new release date and outlet.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Films, Actors, Tom Hanks, Sony, Game Of Thrones, Steven Spielberg, Bios, Finch, Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Greyhound, Miguel Sapochnik, Thrones, The Long Night


Lego's 2,354-Piece Space Shuttle Discovery Is Worth Every Penny

One of the best ways to learn is to study under someone who’s already highly skilled, and when it comes to building with Lego, the official sets are a treasure trove of knowledge from some of the world’s most talented model makers. The new Lego Space Shuttle Discovery is not only a wonderfully detailed model, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Tim Burton, Lego, The Lego Movie, Space Shuttle, Lego House, Danish design, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Creative Works, Danish Culture Canon


Future of American Democracy Hangs in Balance and/or Doesn't

Facebook’s Oversight Board, the supposedly independent watchdog tasked with determining whether Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook after he incited a deadly neo-fascist riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 will be as permanent as his Twitter ban, has reached a decision. On Monday, it stated that it will be announcing its…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Articles, Software, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Capitol, QAnon, Facebook 's Oversight Board, Social Media Use By Donald Trump


PlayStation and Discord Are Teaming Up

Discord, the gamer-focused chat app that’s been in the news a bit more than usual recently, has partnered with Sony’s PlayStation. Details are scarce, but the statement put out by Sony promises to bring “the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile” beginning next year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Freeware, Twitch, Element, Jim Ryan, Business Finance, Instant Messaging Clients, Discord, Teamspeak, Video Game Consoles, Series H


Clubhouse Is Losing Steam

Clubhouse—the company that was making headlines just a few months back for drawing major celebrities (and Elon Musk)—seems to have reached a tipping point. In April, the app reached a grand total of 922,000 downloads, new research found, a sharp downturn after bringing in millions of new users just a month earlier. Read more...
Tags: Android, Twitter, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Clubhouse Software, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates married in 1994, and the Microsoft cofounder said they were ending their union. The Gates spends much of their $130 billion fortune on charity through the Bill and Melinda Foundation. The pair have three children together. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage of 27 years, the billionaire Microsoft cofounder tweeted on Monday."After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on o...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Warren Buffett, Bill, Melinda Gates, Forbes, James Titcomb, Melinda, Tech Insider, Melinda Foundation, Tech Executives, Katie Canales


Hardware Hacker Breaks the DRM on a Mini Dishwasher

In what amounts to a very clever bit of hardware hacking, developer dekuNukem (the hacker who created a little device that automatically switches your screen to work when a boss walks by) has detailed a methodology for refilling the DRM-protected detergent cassettes for a $486 portable dishwasher called Bob.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Home Automation, Computing, Dishwasher, Github, Home Appliances, Washer, Bob Read, Digital Rights Management, Computer Memory, Dishwashing, Nt, Non Volatile Memory, Computer Data, Technology Internet


60 Million Stars and Not One Alien Detected

Astrobiologists with the Breakthrough Listen project have released the preliminary results of a SETI survey, in which the team hunted for radio signals along a line of sight that extends toward the galactic center.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Articles, Radio, Stephen Hawking, Extraterrestrial Life, Yuri Milner, Seti, Astrobiology, Parkes, Radio Astronomy, Breakthrough Listen, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Galactic Center, Radio Telescopes, Vishal Gajjar


Invincible's Season 1 Finale Was About the Fight Everyone Should Be Ready For

Amazon’s adaptation of Invincible—the Image comic from writer Robert Kirkman and artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley—did a surprisingly solid job of weaving plots from the original series into a new and distinct animated story. The show’s season one finale centered on a pivotal moment from the comic but left it…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Magazines, Nolan, Omni, Debbie, Robert Kirkman, Steven Yeun, JK Simmons, Cory Walker, Finale, Invincible, Mark Grayson, Ryan Ottley, Voyagers, Creative Works


The EPA Takes First Step to Reduce Some of the Most Dangerous Greenhouse Gases on Earth

The Biden administration is clamping down on hydrofluorocarbons, an extremely powerful suite of greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners, fire extinguishing systems, and building insulation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Environment, Joe Biden, Earth, Epa, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Relations, Countries, David Doniger, Montreal Protocol, Michael Regan, U S Power, Kigali Amendment, Refrigerants


Alan Moore's Next Books Sound Alan Moore-y as Hell

Alan Moore, modern-day Saruman and creator of comic masterpieces like Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell, has just signed with a new book publisher, and his upcoming fiction series sounds... well, like just the sort of things Alan Moore tends to write.Read more...
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How politicians manipulate the masses with simple AI

We’re three and a half years away from electing another president here in the US, but it’s never to early too prepare ourselves for the impending crapshow that is US politics. The good news is, going forward, you won’t have to think so much. The age of data-based politics is coming to a close thanks to the innovations created by the 2016 Donald Trump campaign and the counteracting tactics employed by the Biden team in 2020. Data used to be the most important commodity in politics. When Trump won...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, US, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Neural, Next Featured


What It Really Means That the U.S. Won't Reach Herd Immunity

An article in the New York Times today highlights a growing attitude among public health experts about the near future of the covid-19 pandemic: Herd immunity, at least for the time being, is likely out of reach in the U.S. But as upsetting as that sounds, it doesn’t mean the pandemic won’t be substantially contained…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, New York Times, Vaccination, Vaccine, Prevention, Immunology, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Herd Immunity, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Breakthrough Infection


In a First, People Had Their Brain Activity Tracked Remotely During Everyday Life

In a new study out Monday, scientists say they can now record people’s brain activity wirelessly throughout the day—a feat that could allow for better research into the brain’s inner workings. They then used that data to adjust the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease through deep brain stimulation. It’s an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brain, Electroencephalography, Parkinson, Neurotechnology, Brain Implant, Emerging Technologies, Deep Brain Stimulation, Neuroprosthetics, Branches Of Biology, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, Braincomputer Interfacing, Electrotherapy, Phillipp Starr


Apple's Foldable iPhone Reportedly Rolling Out in 2023

The question was never if, but when, and according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the long-rumored foldable iPhone is now expected in 2023.Read more...
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The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Experiment Is About to Get More Interesting

It’s not wrong to want Ingenuity to crash. The Mars helicopter getting into a dramatic accident would mean that the NASA team pushed the craft to its limits—that there’s finally a ceiling on the accomplishments of the astonishingly successful chopper. So far, Ingenuity has completed four of its five scheduled test…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Aung, Mimi Aung, Havard Grip, Exploration Of Mars, Jennifer Trosper


Ethereum Surges to $3,200, Making Its Creator the Youngest Crypto Billionaire

Amidst an ongoing crypto surge, Ether soared to new market heights Monday, becoming one of the priciest cryptocurrencies in circulation. The Ethereum blockchain-based token is now worth around $3,200, making its total market capitalization higher than Bank of America, Paypal, and Nestle.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Articles, Bank Of America, Paypal, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Abra, Nestle, Business Finance, Vitalik Buterin


2021 Summer Movie Preview: Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy You Can (Maybe) Watch in Theaters

We feel like Janine in Ghostbusters, except instead of screaming “We got one!” it’s “Summer movies!”Read more...
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