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Falling Chinese rocket to crash to Earth on Saturday as US calls for ‘responsible space behaviours’

Communist party newspaper claims Long March 5B should easily burn up in atmosphere but expert warns pieces will reach EarthThe White House has called for “responsible space behaviours” as a Chinese rocket, thought to be out of control, looks set to crash back to Earth on Saturday.The US Space Command is tracking debris from the Long March 5B, which last week launched the main module of China’s first permanent space station into orbit. The roughly 30-metre (100ft) long stage would be among the b...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Earth, Asia Pacific, US Space Command, EarthThe White House


Netflix's Awake Trailer Has a Worldwide Sleeping Disorder

In Awake, a mysterious event causes all electronics to stop working... as well as people’s inability to sleep. I have no idea what could possibly cause both these things, and if there’s an answer, it’s absolutely not in the movie’s first trailer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Biology, Insomnia, Netflix, Gina Rodriguez, Awake, Mathilda, Human Interest, Mark Raso, Branches Of Biology, Entertainment Culture, Mark Raso Kodachrome, Mathilda Ariana Greenblatt, Jill Gina Rodriguez


SpaceX finally launches and successfully lands its futuristic Starship

Previous test flights of the rocketship, which Elon Musk plans to use for future missions to the moon and mars, ended in explosionsSpaceX launched and successfully landed its futuristic Starship on Wednesday, finally nailing a test flight of the rocketship that Elon Musk intends to use to land astronauts on the moon and send people to Mars.The previous four test flights ended in fiery explosions before, during or soon after touchdown at the south-eastern tip of Texas, near Brownsville. Continue ...
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Falling Chinese rocket to crash to Earth on weekend as US calls for ‘responsible space behaviours’

Communist party newspaper claims Long March 5B should easily burn up in atmosphere but expert warns pieces will reach EarthThe White House has called for “responsible space behaviours” as a Chinese rocket, thought to be out of control, looks set to crash back to Earth on Saturday, US time.The US Space Command is tracking debris from the Long March 5B, which last week launched the main module of China’s first permanent space station into orbit. The roughly 30-metre (100ft) long stage would be am...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Earth, Asia Pacific, US Space Command, EarthThe White House


Billboard Is Partnering With Twitter to Rank Music in a New, Fun Way

Billboard — the music industry’s stalwart chart resource — announced plans on Wednesday to team up with Twitter to give the people what they want: more charts.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Santana, South of Market San Francisco, Julian Holguin, Sarah Rosen, Entertainment Culture, Record Chart, New Fun Way


Twitter Will Beg You to Send Nicer Tweets

Twitter is (again) asking you to think a bit before you tweet. On Wednesday, the company announced that it is slowly rolling out prompts for English-speaking iOS and Android users that encourage them to “pause and reconsider” a particularly hateful tweet before they hit send.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Tweet, Social Media, Software, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, South of Market San Francisco, Technology Internet, Will Beg


SpaceX's high-flying Starship prototype has finally landed successfully - a big step toward Elon Musk's reusable mega-rocket

The SN15 prototype stuck the landing, left, a big step toward becoming the reusable rocket Elon Musk wants it to be. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX has launched and landed a new prototype of its Starship spaceship. SpaceX has now flown five Starship prototypes to high altitude, but the first four exploded. This successful test flight gets Elon Musk closer to the fully reusable rocket he wants. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, SpaceX sent the ...
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Conservatives Demand Supreme Court Overrule Fake Facebook Court, Others Weigh In

On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board, the pseudo-legalistic, questionably independent body that the company claims has the power to review and potentially overrule official moderation decisions, issued its not-so-final proclamations regarding the status of Donald Trump’s account.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Instagram, Articles, Joe Biden, Software, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Breitbart, Jim Jordan, Tom Cotton, Clarence Thomas, Frank Pallone, David Segal


Watch SpaceX launch its newest Starship prototype. The last 4 exploded.

Elon Musk (center) wants Starships to fly to Mars. But so far the only prototype to land successfully (left) exploded 10 minutes later (right). SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Spadre.com SpaceX is launching a prototype of its Starship spaceship on Wednesday. Watch the flight below. The four previous high-flying Starship prototypes exploded. NASA has picked SpaceX to turn the mega-spaceship into a moon lander for astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Padre Island


US declares support for patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

Waiver yet to be approved by World Trade Organisation but Biden administration’s position will have strong influence on decisionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has declared its support for a patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines to boost their production and distribution around the world.The waiver will not take place immediately as it has to be approved by consensus at the World Trade Organization (WTO), but the decision of the Biden administration to throw its w...
Tags: Science, US, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, World Trade Organisation, World Trade Organization WTO, Coronavirus


Not Everyone Is Getting Great Service With Starlink

New Starlink data out today shows where in the U.S. Elon Musk’s ambitious satellite internet service is exceeding expectations—and where it’s falling short. Read more...
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SpaceX's high-flying Starship prototype has finally landed successfully - a big step towards Elon Musk's reusable mega-rocket

The SN15 prototype stuck the landing (left), a big step towards becoming the reusable rocket Elon Musk (right) wants it to be. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX has launched and landed a new prototype of its Starship spaceship. SpaceX has now flown five Starship prototypes to high altitude, but the first four exploded. This successful test flight gets Elon Musk closer to the fully reusable rocket he wants. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, SpaceX...
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Canada authorises Pfizer jab for 12-15 year olds – as it happened

This blog is now closed. Keep up to date with all of our coronavirus coverage here. 11.55pm BST We are closing this blog now. You can keep up to date with all our coronavirus coverage here. 11.34pm BST The US has declared its support for a patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines to boost their production and distribution around the world.The waiver will not take place immediately as it has to be approved by consensus at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), but the decision of the Biden admini...
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Marvel's New Loki Trailer Assures You the God of Mischief Is 'Doing Great'

Of course, it seems like Mobius (Owen Wilson) might be slightly overselling the Norse god of mischief’s performance at his mandatory new job for the Time Variance Authority, straightening out the multiverse he helped create in Avengers: Endgame.Read more...
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Producers Discuss Fighting Back Against Order 66

Star Wars’ newest animated series, The Bad Batch, takes us right into the earliest days of the rise of the Empire. This means it starts getting to grips with a disconcerting question almost immediately: what happens when you say no to the Galactic Empire? But that’s not a question for most Clone Troopers... and maybe…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Clone Wars, Palpatine, Jedi, Aftermath, Galactic Empire, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Tarkin, Fictional Characters, Jennifer Corbett, Space Marines, Star Wars The Bad Batch, Brad Rau


Ta-Nehisi Coates' Superman Movie Could Be a Period Piece

Early reports say that Ta-Nehisi Coates’ already much-anticipated Superman movie could take place in the 20th century, which offers some very interesting options for what’s going to be an extremely interesting movie.Read more...
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We just got our first evidence that Moderna's coronavirus booster shot works to fight variants

Lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples from Moderna's coronavirus vaccine clinical trials study participants September 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Taimy Alvarez/AP Moderna said Tuesday a third dose greatly boosted antibody levels in volunteers in a new study. This updated vaccine, tailored against the B.1.351 variant, worked best, the company said. These are the first clinical results from any vaccine developer testing an updated version of a COVID-19 shot. See more stories on In...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Pfizer, Biotech, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Bancel, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sendy Puerto, AP Moderna, Miami Florida Taimy Alvarez




Turns Out Jeff Goldblum's an 'Absolute Badass' at Playing Dungeons & Dragons

Last week, the real-play Dungeons & Dragons podcast Dark Dice announced that legendary actor Jeff Goldblum had amazingly, inexplicably, wonderfully signed on to play the Elven sorcerer Balmur for the series’ second season. It sounds like this roll of the die was a critical success.Read more...
Tags: Science, Actors, Musicians, Dragon, Ranger, Soren, Dungeons Dragons, Jeff Goldblum, Balmer, Sorcerer, Entertainment Culture, Science Fiction Fans, Trapper, Faze Him, Travis Vengroff, Balmur


We Need 6 Times More Minerals to Meet Our Clean Energy Goals

If the world is going to decarbonize, we’re gonna need a bigger supply of minerals, a new report says.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Electric Vehicle, Science, Environment, Articles, Tesla, Chemistry, Cobalt, International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, Lithium, Physical Sciences, Chemical Elements, Energy Economics, Mittermeier


Blue Origin Announces Launch Date for First Crewed Flight of New Shepard

After years of delays, Blue Origin says it’s finally ready for a crewed launch of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle. Founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the company is aiming for launch in July, and an auction will be held to choose a member of the crew.Read more...
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US Will Support Lifting Patent Restrictions on Covid-19 Vaccines

After weeks of back-and-forth discussions within the Biden administration, the U.S. is now preparing to back the temporary waiving of patent rights over covid-19 vaccines—a policy that advocates say is needed to speed up the production and acquisition of vaccines for developing countries. As part of its support, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, US, Medical Research, Social Issues, World Trade Organization, Amnesty International, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Foreign Relations, Countries, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Foreign Direct Investment, Katherine Tai, Covid 19 Vaccine


Tweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’

Limited data from small test trial shows positive results against South Africa and Brazil strainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first “tweaked” vaccine against the worrying coronavirus variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil has successfully neutralised them in laboratory trials, the US company Moderna has said.The results of the small trial suggest that boosters against the variants will be feasible and could potentially be rolled out this year to count...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Moderna, Coronavirus


Carnegie Mellon researchers trained AI to simulate our universe on a GPU

Simulating the universe is difficult. There are, after all, potentially infinite variables to consider. Scientists typically use supercomputers to crunch data at the cosmological level, but a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon recently figured out a way to use the same machine learning technology used to teach AI to paint or create music like a human to run advanced simulations on graphics processing units (GPUs). Yes, the same hardware and neural networking technology that powers “This Pe...
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2021 Summer TV Preview: All the Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy to Stay at Home With

Like the movie industry, the realm of television is still in the process of clawing its way back from covid-related delays. While some new seasons, hiatus returns, and debuts will need a little more time to make it to the airwaves, rest assured there’s still plenty of fresh summer TV on the way.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert Downey Jr, Julianne Moore, Dc Comics, Jj Abrams, Netflix, John Goodman, The Cw, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Arrow, Tom Hiddleston, Dan Stevens, Will Arnett, Supergirl, Stay


Scammers Score $2 Million from the WallStreetBets Crowd With Fictional Crypto Launch

A cryptocurrency scam recently pilfered at least $2 million from WallStreetBets enthusiasts, convincing them that they were buying into a new crypto coin connected to the popular memestock, according to a report from Bloomberg News. Read more...
Tags: Science, Finance, Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Telegram, Financial Markets, WSB, Bloomberg News Read, Tether, Binance, Rwallstreetbets


Playmobil's Back to the Future Toys Are Getting the Coolest '80s Pickup Truck (and Hoverboards)

Playmobil continues to prove that when a company goes the extra mile, a toy line targeted at kids can be coveted by grown-up collectors too. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Back To The Future, Hoverboard, Playmobil, Delorean, Marty Mcfly, Mattel, Jennifer Parker, Hill Valley, Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen, Time Travelers, Back to the Future Part II, Emmett Brown, DeLorean Time Machine


Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine doesn't affect sperm, preliminary data suggests

Crystal Cox/Business Insider A pre-print study in Israel found no change in sperm of men who got Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The study was small, but it's some of the first data we have on vaccines and male fertility. There's plenty of research finding the vaccines are safe for women who are pregnant or trying to be. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine does not damage sperm, according to a small new pre-print study out of Isra...
Tags: Science, Israel, Trends, Cnn, Fertility, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine, Sperm, Imperial College London, Shepherd, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, OB GYN, American College of Obstetricians, Moderna, Jessica Shepherd


Dr. Fauci explains why COVID-19 vaccines work much better than natural immunity to protect you from the coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gives a thumbs up after receiving his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed new data suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines "can do better than nature." People who've had prior infections saw their immune response to COVID-19 drastically improve after receiving mRNA...
Tags: UK, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, Brazil, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Bethesda Maryland, Immunity, Moderna


SpaceX is preparing to launch its newest Starship prototype on Wednesday. The last 4 exploded.

Elon Musk (center) wants Starships to fly to Mars. But so far the only prototype to land successfully (left) exploded 10 minutes later (right). SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Spadre.com SpaceX is preparing to launch a prototype of its Starship spaceship on Wednesday. Watch live below. The four previous high-flying Starship prototypes exploded. NASA has picked SpaceX to turn the mega-spaceship into a moon lander for astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sp...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration



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