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Snake Eyes’ Henry Golding Tells Us About Kicking Off a New G.I. Joe Franchise

Snake Eyes has always been one of the most recognizable, popular characters in the G.I. Joe franchise, and now we’ll find out how he got there. The brand new film Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins hits theaters July 23 and io9 was lucky enough to talk to the man behind the mask, Henry Golding, about the character’s…Read more...
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Snake Eyes’ First Trailer Gives a G.I. Joe Legend a New Beginning

When you think of Snake Eyes you think of the mask, the swords, the unstoppable ferocity. But how did the popular G.I. Joe character become that guy we’ve seen in comics, cartoons, and toy aisles for decades? We’re about to find out, in a whole new way. The first trailer for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is finally…Read more...
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Space Force Commander Fired After Badmouthing the Military on a Conservative Podcast

A Space Force lieutenant colonel has been removed from his post after claiming on a conservative podcast that Marxist ideologies are overrunning America’s armed forces, CNN and Military.com reported Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, America, Cnn, Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Thought, Matt Gaetz, Steve Gruber, Left Wing Politics, Byron Donalds, Kelli Ward, Space Force, Political Ideologies


AT&T and Discovery Are Reportedly in Talks to Combine Content to Take on Disney and Netflix

AT&T and Discovery Inc. may soon join forces to improve their chances against leading competitors like Netflix and Disney in the streaming wars. According to reports, the two companies are in talks to merge Discovery’s reality TV empire with AT&T’s catalog of cable channels and other media holdings to create…Read more...
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Apple Is Said to Be Maintaining Mask Requirements in Its Stores Despite Recent CDC Guidance

Over the past year and then some, one of the unorthodox ways to gauge the severity of the pandemic has been to look at one tech giant: Apple. That might be changing, though. A recent report states that Apple will maintain a mask mandate in its U.S. Apple Stores despite the new guidance from…Read more...
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Lucifer's DB Woodside Dishes on Amenadiel's Baby Mamma Drama

A new season of Lucifer arrives on May 28 with a full eight-episode order to round out the series final season.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Netflix, Michael, Lucifer, Rachael, Woodside, Momma, Human Interest, Urban Fantasy, D B Woodside, Woodside Queens, Amenadiel, Creative Works, Dc Comics Characters, Entertainment Culture


Clubhouse Announces That Its App Will Be Available on Android Worldwide by Friday

Faced with plummeting app downloads on iOS in recent months, Clubhouse has one thing to say: Hello, Android. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Linkedin, Tesla, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Software


Angelina Jolie Initially Said No to Starring in Simon West's Tomb Raider

Before Charlize Theron took the mantle as the queen of action cinema, that title belonged to Angelina Jolie, starting with the role of Lara Croft in Simon West’s Tomb Raider (2001).Read more...
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Now There's a Deepfake Audio Platform Where Celebrities Can License AI-Generated Voice Clips

Whenever deepfakes make the news, it’s almost always for the latest terrifying way bad actors have figured out how to spawn hoaxes or cyberbully people using the AI-powered technology. However, the media industry has found some more practical (and less sinister) applications, such as using face swaps to craft more…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, David Bowie, Diana, Friday, Deep Learning, Special Effects, Identity Theft, Walter Cronkite, Computer Graphics, Voice Over, Ryan Steelberg, Veritone, Deepfake


Anthony Mackie Talks Black Panther's Legacy and Traveling to Wakanda

When the new title of Black Panther dropped (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), everyone was lit. Since then, actors in the MCU have discussed the Black Panther experience.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Captain America, Falcon, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong, Wakanda, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Bucky, MCU, Fictional Characters


A Space Force Commander was fired after comments made on conservative podcasts about diversity and Marxism

President Donald Trump stands as Chief of Space Operations at US Space Force Gen. John Raymond, second from left, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, second from right, hold the United States Space Force flag as it is presented in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett stands far left. Alex Brandon/AP A commander in the US Space Force was fired for comments made during podcast appearances. Lt. Col. Matthew Loh...
Tags: Science, News, Republicans, Washington, US, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, United States, Marxism, New York Times, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Defense Department


CDC director says agency won't change guidance on schools before end of the academic year because 'most kids' won't be vaccinated

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the agency isn't planning to update its guidance on schools. She said the guidance will remain the same for the rest of the academic year because "most kids" won't be vaccinated. The CDC, however, is working to update its guidance for summer camps, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Adds to Her Action Resume With Netflix's Kate

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is looking to stake her claim in the action genre with her new role in Netflix’s assassin revenge thriller Kate, directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and written by Umar Aleem.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Kate, Cloverfield, Dan Trachtenberg, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Mary, Winstead, Ani, Cedric Nicolas Troyan, Human Interest, Mary Elizabeth, Mary Elizabeth Winstead


Chernobyl's nuclear fuel is smoldering again and there's a 'possibility' of another accident, scientists say

Workers walk past the covered exploded reactor inside a shelter construction at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine, April 15, 2021. AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky Nuclear reactions are smoldering again in an inaccessible basement at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It's a "possibility" that another nuclear accident could take place, a researcher told Science magazine. Any potential explosion, however, would likely be less catastrophic than the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. See mo...
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Daniel Kahneman: ‘Clearly AI is going to win. How people are going to adjust is a fascinating problem’

The Nobel-winning psychologist on applying his ideas to organisations, why we’re not equipped to grasp the spread of a virus, and the massive disruption that’s just round the cornerDaniel Kahneman, 87, was awarded the Nobel prize in economics in 2002 for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making. His first book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, a worldwide bestseller, set out his revolutionary ideas about human error and bias and how those traits might be recognised and mitigated. A new...
Tags: Psychology, Books, New York, Science, Technology, Culture, Daniel Kahneman, Kahneman, Cass R Sunstein, Artificial intelligence (AI, Science and nature books, Olivier Sibony


How will isolation affect long-term immunity?

Healthy immune systems work best when exposed to microbes. So what will lockdown have done to our resistance to germs? Every time you kiss another human being intimately for 10 seconds, more than 80m bacteria are transferred from mouth to mouth. If you’re at a party and double dip your tortilla chip into the salsa three times, around 10,000 bacteria will be transferred from your lips to the dip. Say “hi” to your co-workers as you sit down at your office desk and you’ll also be greeted by over 10...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Children, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Strachan, David Strachan, Coronavirus


The secret of how Amundsen beat Scott in race to south pole? A diet of raw penguin

Starving and trapped by ice, the Norwegian’s crew had discovered how to beat scurvy on an earlier voyage. The benefits proved crucialThirteen years before he became the first person ever to reach the south pole in 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen experienced his first merciless taste of winter in the Antarctic. Stuck onboard the Belgian expedition ship Belgica, which was grounded in pack ice, he and the rest of the crew contracted scurvy and faced certain death.That is when, according...
Tags: Books, Science, World news, Culture, Wildlife, Antarctica, Norway, Exploration, Polar regions, Scott, Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, Amundsen, Antarctic Stuck


Do people believe Covid myths?

Misinformation could be causing real harm in the communityLike viruses, false information spreads through networks. In March 2020, more than a quarter of the top Covid-19 related videos on YouTube contained misleading claims and those had more than 60m views worldwide. The World Health Organization’s Covid “myth-busters” page counters ideas such as the notion that eating garlic protects you against infection. But how many people believe such claims?University of Cambridge researchers found in an...
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Mount Sinai cardiologist leads commission to help reduce burden of women's heart disease

Group's worldwide health recommendations aim to improve outcomes by 2030.
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Weighted "lottery" provides greater access to scarce COVID-19 medications

A weighted "lottery" designed to increase access to the antiviral drug remdesivir during the May-July 2020 COVID-19 surge for those most affected by the coronavirus, including members of the Black, Latinx and indigenous communities, led to more equitable distribution of the badly needed medication, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.
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Zapping nerves with ultrasound lowers drug-resistant blood pressure

Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney lowered blood pressure in people with drug-resistant hypertension, Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian physicians have found.
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Multimodal therapy may hold key to treating aggressive childhood cancer

Scientists at Children's Cancer Institute found combination of therapies appears to be effective against high-risk neuroblastoma.
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Removal of 'race correction' in pulmonary function tests highlights health disparity

By removing "race correction" from the interpretation of pulmonary function test (PFT) results, Black individuals were shown to have a significantly higher prevalence and severity of lung disease, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.
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Poverty associated with worse survival, fewer lung transplants in lung disease patients

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare lung disease that causes shortness of breath and low oxygen levels because of lung scarring, have worse outcomes if they live in poor neighborhoods, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.
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Study shows online gambling soared during lockdown, especially among regular gamblers

Regular gamblers were more than six times more likely to gamble online compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
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Novel monoclonal antibody can substantially lower triglycerides in patients with acute pancreatitis

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) and a history of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in a phase 2 global study led by Mount Sinai.
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Middle-aged women urged to check their blood pressure to avoid heart attacks

Women with mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s have a two-fold risk of acute coronary syndromes in their 50s compared to their counterparts with normal blood pressure. That's the finding of a study published on World Hypertension Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
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Tailored, earlier heart failure rehab has physical, emotional benefits for patients

An innovative cardiac rehabilitation intervention started earlier and more custom-tailored to the individual improved physical function, frailty, quality-of-life, and depression in hospitalized heart failure patients, compared to traditional rehab programs.
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The Lancet: Experts call for urgent action to reduce global burden of cardiovascular disease in women by 2030

In the first-ever global report on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, researchers call for urgent action to improve care and prevention, fill knowledge gaps, and increase awareness to tackle the worldwide leading cause of death among women. The all female-led Commission report was published in The Lancet and presented during a plenary session at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session (ACC.21).
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Novel rehab program improves outcome for older heart-failure patients, study finds

Heart failure (HF) - when the heart can't pump enough blood and oxygen through the body - affects approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States and is the primary cause of hospitalization in the elderly. Unfortunately, older adults with heart failure often have poor outcomes resulting in reduced quality of life, high mortality and frequent rehospitalizations.
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