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Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Reportedly Trying to Gobble Up This Small Texas Community

Residents of Boca Chica Village are facing pressure from SpaceX and local officials to sell their property, ostensibly so CEO Elon Musk can realize his dream of creating a modern-day company town around SpaceX’s launch facility nearby, according to the Wall Street Journal.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Eddie, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Mary, Outer Space, Boca Chica, Businesspeople, Celia Johnson, Spacex Raptor, Boca Chica Village Texas, Boca Chica village, David Finlay, Harvey Bloomer


NASA's Ingenuity helicopter just flew to a new Martian airfield to start a new mission

Left: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, photographed on Mars by the Perseverance rover on April 4, 2021. Right: An illustration of Ingenuity flying on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter survived its first one-way flight, landing in a new airfield on Mars. Ingenuity's most ambitious, risky maneuver yet took it to a record height of 33 feet. Now Ingenuity begins a new mission: helping NASA practice for future Mars helicopters. See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Lanl, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Ingenuity, Aung, Tech Insider, Mimi Aung, Ken Farley, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover


Marvel's Falcon Becomes Captain America in This VFX Video Breaking Down His Transformation

Sam Wilson goes through quite the transformation over the course of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and this new VFX video breaks down how he starts the show and how he ends it—first as the Falcon, and ultimately as Captain America.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Captain America, Falcon, Loki, Sam Wilson, Marvel Comics Characters, Eric Leven, Fictional Characters, Winter Soldier, Falcon Becomes Captain America


Ibuprofen Doesn't Worsen Covid-19, Large New Study Finds

New research out Friday should relieve anyone worried about having taken over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen before becoming sick with covid-19. The large study found no evidence that recent prior use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) led to more serious illness or death among hospitalized…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Covid 19, Medical Specialties, Organ Systems, Health Medical Pharma, Treatment And Management Of Covid 19, Hepatotoxins, Anti Inflammatory, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2, Ewen Harrison, Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs, Analgesic


Peacock Sentences Space Convicts Series Intergalactic to U.S. Custody

The space criminals of the UK sci-fi series Intergalactic are on the run... to America. Aiding and abetting them will be NBC’s Peacock streaming platform, which plans to release them next week.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Nbc, America, Ash, Tula, Steyn, Peacock, Ash Williams, Fictional Characters, The Evil Dead, Intergalactic, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Entertainment Culture, Peacock Streaming Platform, Ash Harper


YouTube Found the Pettiest Loophole in Its Battle Against Roku

Just a week after Roku yanked YouTube TV from its app store thanks to an ongoing feud with Google, it looks like YouTube found a clever (if not extremely petty) workaround. On Friday, YouTube announced it would just cram YouTube TV access into the main YouTube app, which is still available. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Apple TV, Netflix, Computing, Roku, Multimedia, Internet Television, Information and Communications Technology, YouTube TV, Networking hardware, Mass Media, Roku Devices, Digital Media Players, Television Technology


This Week's Toys Definitely Didn't See This Coming

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and snazziest merchandise on the internet. This week, Star Wars: The Bad Batch descends on the world of Lego, while Star Trek beams itself back up to action figures, and... no one can withstand beach balls of this magnitude!? Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Science Fiction, Science, Disney, Star Trek, Hasbro, Patrick Stewart, Space Opera, Action Figure, Jones, Exo, Genres, Jean Luc Picard, Picard, Pietro


Doctor Who’s Noel Clarke Faces New Harassment Allegations From Sci-Fi Set

Two weeks before Doctor Who star Noel Clarke was set to receive a BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, the organization received multiple anonymous tips from women alleging to have been sexually harassed and assaulted by him in a variety of different ways in professional settings. Allegations have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Actors, Articles, Itv, BAFTA, Sexual Harassment, Clark, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, John Barrowman, Sexual Misconduct, Human Sexuality, Noel Clarke, Entertainment Culture, Sexuality And Society, Sexual Ethics


Good Night, Meat Prince

Bryan Menegus is one of the most frustrating editors I’ve ever worked with, which is to say he had annoying feedback like ‘Do you have a source on this?’, ‘This paragraph is complete gibberish’, ‘Did you forget to end this sentence?’, or ‘This is just totally factually wrong’. He also changed the structure of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Blogs, Blogging, Ferrari, Michael Caine, The Onion, Smash, Tumblr, Bob, Gizmodo, Gawker, Gawker Media, Hamilton Nolan


Melinda Gates Reportedly Warned Bill Not to Pal Around With Infamous Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has strenuously denied that all those times he hung out with notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—you know, the guy with the private jet and island compound who died in prison in 2019 before he could testify about who else was involved in his child sex abuse ring—was about anything…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Joe Biden, United States, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Nerd Culture, MIT Media Lab, Boris Nikolic, Mike Bloomberg, Jeffrey Epstein, Joi Ito, Personal Computing, Nathan Myhrvold, Businesspeople, Big History


Stop Pretending Apple and Amazon's Bluetooth Networks Can't Be Abused

Hot on the heels of Apple’s AirTags launch, Amazon announced that it’s expanding its Sidewalk network with Tile, smart lock company Level, and elder care smartwatch maker CareBand. The news is the biggest expansion of Amazon Sidewalk since it was announced last year, and offers a glimpse into how the company envisions…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Amazon Sidewalk


New Report Shows Phone Cracking Tech is Being Used to Target Journalists in Botswana

The willingness of digital forensics firms to sell to pretty much any paying law enforcement agency, regardless of the country’s human rights record, has stirred up no minor amount of controversy. These tools, critics say, allow bad governments expansive, invasive powers, and may be used in the course of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Journalism, Human Behavior, Freedom Of The Press, Botswana, Moxie Marlinspike, Deception, Cellebrite, Observation, Fake News, Jonathan Rozen, Universal Forensic Extraction Device, Oratile Dikologang


Somewhere on Earth, it could rain rocket parts this weekend as a runaway Chinese spacecraft breaks up in the atmosphere

The Long March 5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China April 29, 2021. The core stage of a Chinese rocket is expected to plummet back to Earth this weekend uncontrolled. Experts expect about 5 to 9 metric tons of rocket parts to rain down somewhere on Earth. The rocket stage is circling much of the inhabited world, but it will most likely land in the ocean. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Spacex, New York, Science, News, China, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Beijing, Rocket, South America


Mushrooms on Mars is a hoax — stop believing hack ‘scientists’

There is no evidence that mushrooms or any other form of life exists on Mars. The Mars rover did not take a picture of fungi growing on the planet. And so-called ‘scientists’ did not explain the existence of fungi on Mars in a research paper. If there are mushrooms on Mars, the people on our planet have yet to uncover any evidence of their existence. But what about the headlines? Simply put: they’re bunk. As far as we can tell, all of the recent articles discussing the “discovery of fungi” on Ma...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Opinion, Mars, Neural, Next Featured


The Beer of the Future Tastes Like Ass

When I turned 21, I was living in New Mexico. My first legally purchased beer was Fat Tire, at the time only available west of the Mississippi. As someone raised in Massachusetts and in an era before the explosion of craft breweries, it was the peak of novelty at the time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Environment, Beer, New Mexico, Brewing, Ale, Fermented Foods, New Belgium Brewing Company, Alcoholic Drinks, Fermented Drinks, Cody Reif, Craft Brewery And Microbrewery


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Foretold WandaVision's Plot in Song

Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) moved to Westview, New Jersey in hopes of starting a new life with the person she loved, there was Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom). She’s an over-stressed lawyer who, like Wanda, confidently believed that she could will a new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Wanda, Kate Hudson, Vision, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel Bloom, Josh, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Gabrielle Ruiz, Rebecca Bunch, Josh Chan, Human Interest, Scarlet Witch, Vincent Rodriguez III, Wanda Maximoff Elizabeth Olsen


Ancient City of Angkor Was Jam-Packed With People

Angkor, in what is now Cambodia, was one of the most populated cities in the world from the 9th to 15th centuries CE. That said, archaeologists have struggled with knowing just how many people actually lived there. A comprehensive new study may have finally answered the question, affirming the ancient city as a…Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Archaeology, Lidar, Angkor, Countries, Carters, Khmer Empire, Alison Carter, Eileen Lustig, Khmer People, Sarah Klassen


The Amazing Maurice Adds David Tennant to Its Star-Studded Cast

The animated adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Carnegie Medal-winning 2001 children’s book The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents has already commandeered a huge celebrity voice cast, but apparently there’s always room for more. Now Doctor Who’s David Tennant has joined the ranks, alongside Game of Thrones’ Emilia…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hugh Bonneville, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, David Tennant, Terry Pratchett, Gemma Arterton, Emilia Clarke, Hugh Laurie, Rat, Keith, David Thewlis, Maurice, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Himesh Patel


When Will We Know Where the Chinese Rocket Will Crash?

An out-of-control Chinese rocket is scheduled to reenter Earth’s atmosphere this weekend, but no one is sure exactly when or where the debris will land. Here’s why we don’t yet know and, more importantly, when we can expect to find out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Flight, Satellite, Rocket, Spaceflight, Apollo, Outer Space, Apollo Program, Jonathan McDowell, The Aerospace Corporation, Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric Entry


Star Wars: The Bad Batch's Cast and Crew on Omega's Big Reveal

One of the most intriguing figures in Star Wars: The Bad Batch’s premiere wasn’t just that surprising cameo. In fact, arguably one of the most interesting additions to the Star Wars prequel canon in years comes in the form of the squad’s newest ally, Omega—and Bad Batch’s crew sees the addition as one of the show’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Rex, Clone Wars, Omega, Clones, Jango, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Wrecker, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Jango Fett, Jennifer Corbett, Crosshair


Now Is the Perfect Time to Climb Aboard Horror Express

The April 29 addition of Horror Express to Shudder’s online catalogue can’t be a coincidence—that’s the same day the streamer’s hit anthology series Creepshow aired its second season finale, “Night of the Living Late Show,” featuring a character who’s obsessed with... Horror Express.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alien, Wells, Ish, John W Campbell, Julio, Petrovski, The Thing, Creepshow, Horror Express, Horror Film, The Monster, The Thing From Another World


Listen to the Incredible Sound of NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Flying on Mars

A microphone on NASA’s Perseverance rover has managed to capture the sounds made by Ingenuity during the helicopter’s fourth flight on Mars. It marks the first time that a machine on another planet has captured the sounds made by another vehicle. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Perseverance, Ingenuity, SuperCam, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars, Mars Exploration Program, In Spaceflight, David Mimoun


For the first time, you can hear the sound of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter (left) and Perseverance rover (right). NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover recorded the hum of the Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars. For the first time, you can hear the sound of controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is about to fly to a new airfield to carry out more experimental flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ghostly hum has been echoing across the plains of Mars' Jezero Crater. It's the soun...
Tags: Science, News, Audio, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Sound, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Mount Everest, Ingenuity, Tech Insider, Ken Farley, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover, NASA JPL Caltech Ingenuity


Elon Musk Backpedals on the Doge Hype 48 Hours Before SNL Appearance

Elon Musk, richer than God and therefore a trusted source of investment advice for mortals, has pivoted now to offer some sober advice about the dangers of meme currencies. He provides previously unshared information: Doge’s only tangible value is hype, and HODLers may reach price discovery and then realize they’ve…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Bitcoin, Corporate Governance, Doge, Cryptocurrencies, Hyperloop, Dogecoin, Businesspeople, Somewhere, Gamestop Short Squeeze, Jamaica At The Winter Olympics, Kevin Kang, Elon Musk Backpedals


A European astronaut says the risk of the uncontrolled Chinese rocket hitting a home is like getting hit by lightning - and if it did, people would only get a few hours' warning

People watch a Long March 5B rocket lift off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, southern China. STR/AFP via Getty Images An uncontrolled Chinese rocket is heading toward Earth, and nobody knows where the debris could land. A European astronaut told Insider it is unlikely they will fall on inhabited areas. But if they did, authorities would only have "very few hours" to warn people, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. It is highly unlikely that debris from t...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Trends, Earth, Esa, News UK, European Space Agency, Rocket, Space Debris, Reiter, Hainan, Thomas Reiter, Wenchang Space Launch Center, Marianne Guenot, Fahrenheit Reiter


This Fabric Warms You on One Side and Cools on the Other

The best way to ensure you’re always comfortable when you head outdoors is to layer your outfit so you can strip some clothing away when you’re hot, or add more when you’re cold. But what if one garment could work both ways? That’s what scientists are promising with a new engineered material that heats on one side but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Clothing, Cotton, Materials, Textile, The North Face, Layered Clothing, Industry Economics, Economic Taxonomy


Pfizer and BioNTech are filing for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine with the FDA

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 Pfizer and BioNTech are the first of the three US-approved vaccines to file for non-emergency approval with the FDA. If approved, the FDA would allow Pfizer to administer shots even after the pandemic state of emergency e...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, Johnson Johnson, Reno Nevada, BLA, FDA approval, Pharmaceutical Companies, Coronavirus


The Muppets Are Getting Their First Halloween Special on Disney+

I’m not 100% sure why the Muppets are so excited that we’re “halfway to Halloween” that they created a hashtag for it [Editor’s Note: Excuse you, some of us are excited about the Best Holiday. - Jill P.], but I’m happy to hear that Kermit and the gang won’t just be premiering a new Disney+ special closer to the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Entertainment, Disney, The Muppets, Eddie Murphy, Disneyland Paris, Kermit, Magic Kingdom, The Walt Disney Company, Human Interest, Uncle Deadly, Gonzo, The Muppet Show, The Haunted Mansion, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture


Windows 10X Reportedly Won't Ship in 2021 as Microsoft Shifts Priorities

Despite being announced back in the fall of 2019 and having already suffered from multiple delays, a new report is claiming that Windows 10X won’t ship in 2021 and possibly may never see an official retail launch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Asus, Smartphones, Windows Phone, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Windows 10 Mobile, Petri, Brad Sams, ChromeOS, Windows Insider, Computer Architecture, Surface Neo


How I Hacked My Tamagotchi, Cheated Death, and Became a God

I can’t explain why I adopted a virtual pet while also navigating the wild world of new parenthood, though maybe it has something to do with our species’ penchant for falling back on the familiar. The pandemic added to the chaos of life with a newborn, so I found myself drawn to anything nerdy and nostalgic from my…Read more...
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