On the Visual Thesaurus: Vax vocab

Ever since the pandemic began in early 2020, I’ve kept track of the ways in which COVID-19 has influenced the way we talk and write. In my May column for the Visual Thesaurus I take a look at the latest corona-cabulary trend: vaccination words. From the names of pharmaceutical companies like Moderna—coined not from modern but from modified and RNA—to inventions like vaxhole and Fauci ouchie—we continue to make linguistic lemonade out of pandemic lemons. Full access to the column is restricted...
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All the free stuff your state is giving away if you get vaccinated

Philadelphia Flyers fan Stephen Zorzi of Pittman, New Jersey gets his COVID-19 vaccine shot administered by Penn Medicine Nurse Practitioner Erin McMenamin before game against the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. From alcohol and event tickets, to a $1 million jackpot, local and ...
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Watch Army of the Dead's Gory First 15 Minutes and See How Las Vegas Falls

You have until 10 p.m. EST on May 14 to watch the first 15 minutes of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead online. At that point, it’s being taken off YouTube. It’s not going away completely, of course; at that point you can go to a theater and see the full movie. Or you could wait a few days and .
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Google Cloud Teams up With SpaceX in Satellite Internet Connectivity Deal

Google announced Thursday that it’s partnering with SpaceX to link Elon Musk’s ambitious satellite internet service Starlink with Google’s cloud infrastructure. The alliance marks a major win for Google in its competition with other tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft to dominate the fast-growing cloud computing…Read more...
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Pentagon Is Surveilling Americans Without a Warrant, Senator Says

The Pentagon recently signaled to a U.S. senator that it could not publicly reveal if or how it was buying access to Americans’ car, phone, and online metadata, only that, whatever it was doing, it was not violating the 4th amendment and also definitely didn’t need a warrant to do it.Read more...
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China is expected to attempt an ambitious Mars landing on Friday, dropping both a lander and a rover to the red planet

The first image of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe, released by the China National Space Administration on February 5, 2021. China may attempt to land its Mars lander and rover on the red planet on Friday. If successful, the Tianwen-1 mission will be the first to deploy an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. China's Zhurong rover aims to study water ice on Mars - a valuable resource for future astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is about to attemp...
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Them! Has Become Relevant Again... the Way It Does Every 17 Years or So

Though Gordon Douglas’ 1954 monster movie Them! tells a far more quiet, intimate story than its modern descendants, one of the first ways it clues you in to the danger its human heroes are in is a haunting, piercing noise that calls out from the wilderness.Read more...
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Delaying a 2nd dose of Pfizer's vaccine by 9 weeks could boost antibodies to the virus, data suggests

Vera Leip, 88, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on December 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Delaying the second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could boost antibodies against coronavirus, a UK study suggests. The study tested a three-week gap between doses, as recommended by Pfizer, against a 12-week gap. The 12-week group produced three times as many antibodies. This doesn't nece...
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*SPIRECREST* Everdell Expansion Strategy Board Game

The elegant Everdell saga continues into the misty and unexplored regions of the Spirecrest mountains, where friends and foes alike will be met, disasters encountered, and adventures surely had! New and exciting elements and mechanisms come to life with new meeples, a rabbit traveler (one for each critter type in the base game and all […]
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The Yankees' 'breakthrough' COVID-19 infections are a case study in how the virus can spread among vaccinated people

Yankee shortstop Gleyber Torres. Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports Eight members of the Yankees organization have tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated. These kinds of "breakthrough infections" are usually mild or asymptomatic. Relaxed restrictions and the spread of variants may have increased the risk of an outbreak. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Yankees provided an important lesson in epidemiology this week: Even if you've been fully vaccinated, it'...
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Project Veritas Reportedly Turned Its Feckless Smear Machine on Trump's FBI

Project Veritas, the shadowy yet wildly incompetent far-right group that stages sting operations to film and release hoax exposés on liberals, enlisted a British spy to help run an operation intended to discredit the FBI and suspected enemies within Donald Trump’s administration, the New York Times reported on…Read more...
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If We Live in a Sea of Dark Matter, This Tiny Mirror Might Be Able to Detect It

Despite the vast and expensive effort to figure out the identity of the invisible stuff that seems to make up much of the universe, no proposed dark matter candidate has been detected by any scientific experiment. Now, a team of researchers has suggested a design for a new dark matter experiment, one that relies on a…Read more...
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CDC: No need to physically distance if you're fully vaccinated

Reuters The CDC updated its mask guidance Thursday, saying fully vaccinated people don't have to wear masks indoors. So far, around 35% of Americans (117,647,439 people) are fully vaccinated. CDC director Rochelle Walensky also said fully vaccinated people can forget the six-foot distance rule. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 guidance Thursday, saying fully vaccinated people don't have to wear ma...
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Michigan Republicans Want to Legally Protect Their 'Right to Be Wrong Without Being Told So'

Republicans! They just love their live-action role-playing, don’t they folks. They’re still questing to find the magic law that will stop the nefarious Silicon Valley leftists and antifa journalists from censoring the land of Real America. The latest proposal? Forcing fact-checkers to register with the state.Read more...
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Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista Is Ready to Pass on the Drax Mantle

The gut-wrenching backstory of Drax the Destroyer has been mentioned several times in the current run of Marvel movies but never told in full. If that story ever gets a Black Widow-esque prequel origin treatment, though, star Dave Bautista plans to be looking at the screen, not being on it.Read more...
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Sounds Like the Snake Eyes Movie (Wisely) Puts G.I. Joe on the Back-Burner

There were a lot of things wrong with the 2009 movie G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra—a lot of things. But it seems like the upcoming film G.I. Joe Origins: Snake Eyes has figured out to avoid them, and thus create the G.I. Joe movie franchise the previous films failed to do. First and foremost on that list? Not worrying about …Read more...
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Get Ready for In-Car Ads

Because being bombarded with roadside signage while taking a leisurely Sunday drive isn’t enough, Ford has patented a new system that uses a vehicle’s cameras to detect billboards and then pull them up on a car’s infotainment display as inescapable in-vehicle advertisements.
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Netflix Is Making a New Animated Ultraman Movie

Ultraman’s global plans just keep getting bigger and bigger, appropriately.Read more...
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Vaccinated people can ditch masks and distancing, the CDC says. Experts think the guidance is overdue but may be too broad.

A woman adjusts her face mask. Getty Images Fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to mask up or distance at indoor or outdoor gatherings. The new CDC rule is overdue, experts said, but there are still circumstances that warrant caution. If you live in a hotspot or have unvaccinated kids, you may not want to ditch your mask yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time in more than a year, Americans have a green light to participate in any kind of activity - l...
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The CDC's new mask guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, explained in one handy chart

Fully vaccinated people are now allowed to go maskless almost anywhere. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC released a chart Thursday to explain the new mask guidance. People who are two weeks past their second COVID-19 vaccine (or single J&J vaccine) can go maskless. Masks are still required in many setting for people who are not fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said fully vacci...
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Washed-Up Influencer Arrested For Driving His Tesla From The Backseat, Says 'Elon Musk Really Knows What He’s Doing'

After the California Highway Patrol of a man who seemed to be riding from the backseat of his Tesla Model 3 while the car’s autopilot barreled down the highway, the CHP caught the man responsible on Tuesday, booking him into a local jail and towing his car from the scene. A day later, that man’s back on…Read more...
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Roku 'Originals,' Formerly the Dregs of Quibi's Library, Will Debut May 20

Last month, Roku announced it was officially rebranding its Quibi content collection as Roku Originals. Buckle up, because those series are officially set to hit the platform next week.Read more...
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Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks Get Digitized: Where to Read the Renaissance Man’s Manuscripts Online

From the hand of Leonardo da Vinci came the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, among other art objects of intense reverence and even worship. But to understand the mind of Leonardo da Vinci, one must immerse oneself in his notebooks. Totaling some 13,000 pages of notes and drawings, they record something of every aspect of the Renaissance man’s intellectual and daily life: studies for artworks, designs for elegant buildings and fantastical machines, observations of the world around him, lists of hi...
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Target to Halt Pokémon Card Sales 'Out of an Abundance of Caution'

Though Target’s physical stores have been one of the few places that people could somewhat reliably secure Pokémon cards during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, collectors will soon have to look elsewhere to get their hands on the in-demand merch.Read more...
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Private companies may still require masks, even as the CDC relaxes guidance for fully vaccinated Americans

Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The CDC says fully vaccinated Americans are no longer required to wear a mask when indoors or outdoors. However, private businesses may still require patrons to remain masked. The TSA's mask mandate for public transportation isn't set to expire until September 13. See more stories on Insider's business page. Private companies may still require its customers to wear face masks despite the US Centers for ...
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DJI's Air 2S is the Unexpected Drone Upgrade I Didn't Need, but Love

When I heard DJI was coming out with an upgrade to its Air lineup of drones, the first thought I had was: “Why?” DJI just released the Mavic Air 2 a year ago, and it’s a fantastic mid-tier drone that suits both semi-professional videographers and casual drone flyers who want to graduate from smaller drones, like the…Read more...
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Two Common Food Dyes Could Be Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms

Certain food dyes may play a role in triggering symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), new research, done in mice, suggests. The study found that yellow and red food dye could trigger chronic gut inflammation in mice, but only if their immune systems were already dysfunctional. The findings will need to be…Read more...
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Framework's Dream of a Modular Laptop Is Real and Ready to Preorder

Imagine sprucing up your laptop the same way you would swap out the components inside a desktop PC case. That’s part of the premise behind the Framework laptop, made by a startup that wants to make it easier to diagnose and repair your stuff. Preorders are now open for Framework’s first batch of modular laptops, with…Read more...
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Netflix's Anime Eden Shows the Robot Apocalypse Can Be Beautiful

Maybe Terminator had it wrong. Maybe, if robots rise up and overthrow humanity, the Earth won’t be a charred, smoking sphere covered in human skulls. Maybe without humans around to mess it up, nature will recover and the planet will be lush and scenic again. This first trailer for the Netflix anime Eden certainly…Read more...
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Florida Man Tries to Hold Back the Sea

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: there’s good news out of Florida. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bills on Wednesday that make serious efforts to address the impacts of sea level rise in the state. But don’t take that as a sign that Trump-lite DeSantis is now some sort of right-wing climate savior.…Read more...
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