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Colonial Pipeline, the Largest Fuel Pipeline in the U.S., Has Shut Down Over a Ransomware Attack

If you live on the East Coast and see fuel prices go up soon, there’s a good chance it’s because of the cyberattack that forced the Colonial pipeline, the country’s largest refined products pipeline, to shut down. There is currently no indication of when it will start back up again.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ransomware, Royal Dutch Shell, Fireeye, East Coast, Wall Street Journal, Koch Industries, Alejandro Mayorkas, Business Finance, Oil Pipelines, Colonial Pipeline, Pipeline Transport


Justice Department Quietly Seized Washington Post Reporters' Phone Records During Trump Era

The Department of Justice quietly seized phone records and tried to obtain email records for three Washington Post reporters, ostensibly over their coverage of then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, according to officials and government letters reviewed by the PostRead more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Russia, United States, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Bruce Brown, Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller, Adam Entous, Marc Raimondi, Sergey Kislyak, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump


The travel industry is capitalizing on people coming to the US to get COVID-19 vaccines

Signs offering COVID-19 vaccinations are seen outside of a CVS pharmacy in Washington, DC on May 7, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of tourists are coming to the US to get COVID-19 shots, the Wall Street Journal reported. The travel is mainly between Mexico and states like Texas and Florida. Mexican airlines have increased the frequency of flights between Mexico and South Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tourists are heading to the US for COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Science, California, Mexico, New York City, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Bill De Blasio, Dallas, Vaccine, Usa Today, Wall Street Journal, Cvs


NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Its Last Scheduled Flight, but It’s Not Goodbye Yet

After what we’ve seen over the past few weeks, it goes without saying that a little helicopter built by NASA can pack a big punch. The space agency’s Ingenuity helicopter nailed its fifth scheduled flight on Mars on Friday and completed its initial objectives. It will now embark on a new mission on the faraway planet.Read more...
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The CW's Black Lightning: What We Learned About the Final Episode

The CW has scattered information across the internet about the last episode of the electric DC comics hero television show Black Lightning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Lightning, Cw, Thunder, Jennifer, CHOI, James Remar, Marvin Jones, Painkiller, Nafessa Williams, Grace Choi, Black Lightning, Jordan Calloway, Fictional Characters, Salim Akil


Hacked Verified Twitter Accounts Are Spamming Musk Fans With Bitcoin Scams Ahead of SNL Debut

Several verified Twitter accounts strangely started flooding the replies of Elon Musk and his followers with bitcoin spam on Saturday. The apparent hacks come just hours before the Tesla CEO’s much-discussed hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Miley Cyrus, Cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin, Businesspeople, Paralympic, Tesla CEO, Drafthex, Jamaica At The Winter Olympics, Jorge Taiana, Shelly Woods


This Subway Station in Seoul Doubles as a Futuristic Vegetable Garden

Although the image above might look like something straight out of Candyland—drat, my age is showing—I am pleased to inform you that it is part of our world. These aren’t sugar creations, but nutritious plants. In fact, if you lived in South Korea, you could enjoy these leafy greens from the comfort of the Sangdo…Read more...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Environment, Articles, Urban Agriculture, Agriculture, Food And Drink, Food System, Farm, Burger King, Kfc, Vertical Farming, Agricultural Economics, Seoul Metro, Agronomy, Climate Change And Agriculture


Marvel's Star Wars Variant Cover Art Commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month

Lucas films will honor June’s Pride Month with variant covers to remind fans that LGBTQ characters do exist in the Star Wars universe. All covers in the Marvel/Star Wars line will feature a queer character drawn by queer artists.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Literature, Lucas, Falcon, Javier, Jedi, Lando Calrissian, The Empire Strikes Back, Human Interest, Babs Tarr, Sith, Stephen Byrne, Sana Starros, Star Wars Comics


7 'biohacks' founders and execs have used to try to boost their energy at work, from wearing electrodes while they sleep to drinking bone-broth breakfasts

Transcranial Electrical Stimulation therapy uses electrodes to try to induce deep sleep Getty Images Some CEOs and founders use "biohacks" to boost workplace productivity and their overall health. These range from enzyme injections to $300 sleep rings. Many biohacks are based on limited scientific evidence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iterable CEO Justin Zhu was recently fired for "micro-dosing" LSD, a psychedelic drug, to improve his focus, he told Bloomberg last w...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Science, Washington Post, New York City, Time, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Delta, Peter Thiel, Nba, Silicon Valley, Harry, Jack Dorsey, Bumble


US must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leaders

Frustration expressed at what several leaders see as US attempt to claim moral high groundCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU leaders have given short shrift to a proposal by Joe Biden and backed by the pope to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents as a way to increase supply, insisting that the White House should instead allow the export of doses and of the key ingredients.At a summit in Porto, a series of European leaders, including those who had previously appeared open to...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Biden, Porto, Emmanuel Macron


US must export doses before waiving Covid vaccine patents, say EU leaders

Frustration expressed at what several leaders see as the US president’s attempt to claim the moral high groundCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU leaders have given short shrift to a proposal by Joe Biden and backed by the pope to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents as a way to increase supply, insisting that the White House should instead allow the export of doses and the key ingredients.At a summit in Porto, a series of European leaders, including those who had previously...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Biden, Porto, Emmanuel Macron


Amazon's New Horror Anthology The Unknown Will Explore Folklore and True Crime

New horror anthology The Unknown is coming to Amazon, this time from Craig Macneill, Clay Chapman, Jonathan Nolan, and Kilter films Lisa Joy. This announcement comes two years after Nolan and Joy signed an overall TV deal with the streaming service.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nolan, Joy, Lisa Joy, Kilter, Craig Macneill Clay Chapman Jonathan Nolan


The CDC for the first time acknowledges that the coronavirus is airborne

A woman wears a mask in front of a pharmacy in Oberhausen, Germany. Fabian Strauch/Picture Alliance/Getty Images The CDC acknowledged that the coronavirus is airborne in updated guidance. The new guidance specifies that the coronavirus can be spread through inhalation of respiratory droplets containing the virus. Previously, CDC guidance stated that most infections were transmitted through "close contact, not airborne transmission." See more stories on Insider's business page. In revi...
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Remains of nine Neanderthals found in cave south of Rome

Italian archaeologists believe most of Neanderthals were killed by hyenas then dragged back to denItalian archaeologists have unearthed the bones of nine Neanderthals who were allegedly hunted and mauled by hyenas in their den about 100km south-east of Rome.Scientists from the Archaeological Superintendency of Latina and the University of Tor Vergata in Rome said the remains belong to seven adult males and one female, while another are those of a young boy. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Rome, Italy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Evolution, Neanderthals, Archaeological Superintendency of Latina, University of Tor Vergata


Are there too many people? All bets are off

For decades, scientists and economists have been making wagers about the outcome of human population growth. Now, more than ever, their speculations need to be taken seriouslyIn 2011, when the global population hit 7 billion, economist David Lam and demographer Stan Becker made a bet. Lam predicted food would get cheaper over the next decade, despite continuing population growth. Becker predicted that food prices would go up, because of the damage humans were doing to the planet, which meant tha...
Tags: Food, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Society, World news, Economic policy, Population, World Bank, Vermont, Becker, Lam, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, David Lam, Stan Becker


Faces of Death Gets a Gen-Z Reboot From Legendary Entertainment

The fakeumentary Faces of Death is classic horror that left movie fans in disbelief as it showed various ways humans can die in graphic detail. The film includes clips from around the world and convinced everyone the various deaths were real, but many were not.Read more...
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Scientists launch search for genetic test to spot killer prostate cancer

Gene-screening, as is used to detect some breast cancer risks, could save thousands of livesScientists have begun work to create a prostate cancer screening service for the UK. In a few years, middle-aged men could be tested to reveal their genetic susceptibility to the condition, with those deemed to be under significant threat of developing it being offered treatment or surgery.The service would tackle a disease that has become the nation’s most commonly diagnosed cancer and would parallel Bri...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Public services policy, Prostate Cancer, Genetics, Medical Research, Britain, Health policy, Men, Cancer Research


A test subject who spent 40 days in a cave for science breaks down what it was like, from weird sleep patterns to generating power with a bike

A team of 15 volunteers lived together for 40 days underground in the Lombrives cave in the South of France. Bruno Mazodier/adaptation-institute.com/Insider 15 people spent 40 days in a deep cave to study how humans could live without regular timekeeping. The team leader told Insider about life in the experiment, which ended last month. It was too humid to wash much, and electricity came from a bike attached to a generator, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. On April...
Tags: Science, France, Isolation, Trends, News UK, Darwin, Expedition, Clot, BodyCap, UK Weekend, Marianne Guenot, Lombrives, Christian Clot, Bruno Mazodier, Siberia Clot


Too Bad, Zuck: Just 4% of U.S. iPhone Users Let Apps Track Them After iOS Update

Apple recently rolled out its highly anticipated App Tracking Transparency feature with iOS 14.5, which lets users decide whether apps track their activity for targeted advertising. Overwhelmingly, users seem happy to leave app tracking disabled. Just 4% of iPhone users in the U.S. have agreed to app tracking after…Read more...
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Study supports recommendations to avoid pregnancy for at least 12 months after obesity surgery

A study presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May) supports recommendations to avoid pregnancy for 12 months after bariatric (obesity) surgery due to an association with adverse outcomes in pregnancy including an elevated risk of preterm birth.
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Switch of breast tumors to HER2-low in recurrence may provide greater therapeutic options

The finding that breast tumours can evolve to express low HER2 potentially widens the number of patients who can benefit from new investigational agents, typically novel antibody-drug conjugate therapies, that are currently in clinical trials for HER2-low tumours.
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Mild COVID-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting heart damage

Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, according to a study led by UCL (University College London) researchers and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Barts Charity.
Tags: Science, British Heart Foundation BHF, UCL University College London


Vegetarians have healthier levels of disease markers than meat-eaters

Vegetarians appear to have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, and this applies to adults of any age and weight, and is also unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption, according to a new study in over 166,000 UK adults, being presented at this week's European Congress on Obesity (ECO), held online this year.
Tags: UK, Science, Congress on Obesity ECO


Most comprehensive studies to date find 'insufficient evidence' to support herbal and dietary supplements for weight loss

The first global review of complementary medicines (herbal and dietary supplements) for weight loss in 16 years--combining 121 randomised placebo-controlled trials including nearly 10,000 adults--suggests that their use cannot be justified based on the current evidence. The findings are presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity.
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