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This New Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Trailer Is Terrifyingly Confusing

The Resident Evil universe has always been a bit... dense, let’s say. There are twists upon twists and people dying and coming back and then dying again but also coming back again, good guys turned evil and vice versa, and a succession of about 18 people behind the scenes of every viral outbreak or genetic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Netflix, Eiichiro Hasumi, Jason, Resident Evil, Windows Games, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Fictional Characters, Claire Redfield, Resident Evil 2, Leon S Kennedy, Nick Apostolides, Resident Evil Infinite Darkness, Video Games Developed In Japan, Creative Works


*PLANET VOYAGERS* Math + Stem + Astronomy Board Game

Learning by doing is usually the best way to master anything new. In the case of astronomy, this isn’t possible, but there are plenty of other ways to create experiential learning of space.  Planet Voyagers, from Simply Fun, uses information gained by some of the probes that have visited space and incorporates information from data […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Math, Science, Logic, Board Games, Strategy games, Homeschool, Gameschooling, Early Elementary


European countries will soon accept vaccinated US travelers. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images EU representatives voted Wednesday to allow fully vaccinated US travelers to visit soon. Americans will need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hold on to yo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Greece, Cdc, France, Germany, Boston, Nbc News, US, Trends, Eu, Spain


Amazon Is Being Sued by Five More Women Alleging Race and Gender Discrimination

Five women who have worked at Amazon filed suit against the company in various U.S. district courts on Wednesday, each with distinct allegations of discrimination and retaliation they say they experienced during their time at the company.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Articles, Social Issues, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Bullying, Douglas Wigdor, Human Sexuality, Labour Law, Jeanne M Christensen, Wigdor LLP, 3d Publishing, Law Crime, Charlotte Newman, Diana Cuervo


AirTags Are the Perfect Dog-Tracking Device—With the Right Accessory

Nina is a 9-year-old doggie from South Carolina who we adopted last March. She is also a runner. One evening, a week into her time with us, she wandered off for two days, freaking us out quite a bit. Read more...
Tags: Science, South Carolina, Nina


The Dark Patterns Tipline Wants to Hear How Sites Manipulate You

If you’re fed up with apps and websites using shitty psychological tactics—aka dark patterns—to coerce you into clicking, then good news: there’s finally a way to put them on blast. Consumer Reports teamed up with a cavalcade of researchers and policy wonks to roll out the Dark Patterns Tip Line on Tuesday, a project…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Philosophy, Internet Privacy, Pattern, California Consumer Privacy Act, Technology Internet


Disney's New Spider-Man Ride Will Allow You to Purchase Upgrades

Certain video games allow you to spend a few dollars to get add-ons that give you an advantage—and sometimes, it can go a little overboard. Disney is bringing that idea into its theme parks with the new Spider-Man ride opening in June—Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure Read more...
Tags: Science, Rescue, Disney, Power, Iron Man, Spider Man, Peter Parker, Disney California Adventure, Marvel Comics Characters, Marvel Animation, Fictional Characters, Walt Disney Studios Park, Avengers Campus, Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Alternative Versions Of Spider Man, Spider Man In Other Media


China's Mars rover has beamed back its first images of the red planet

An illustration of China's Zhurong rover leaving the lander to explore the Martian surface. Chinese State Administration of Science/Xinhua China's Zhurong rover, which landed on Mars on Saturday, sent back its first images of the planet. The rover's cameras snapped photos of the Martian landscape from onboard the Tianwen-1 lander. China is the third nation ever to land on Mars. Its rover aims to study water ice under the surface. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Nasa, Mars, NASA JPL Caltech, China National Space Administration, Jezero, CNSA, Chinese National Space Administration CNSA, Tianwen, Tianwen-1, Aylin Woodward Morgan McFall Johnsen


Nest Update Will Make Google's Gadgets Work With New Smart Home Standard

Google is going all in with Matter, the new smart home standard the company has backed alongside Amazon, Apple, and other gadget makers, starting with its Nest devices.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Home Automation, Computing, Logitech, Nest, Google Io, Alphabet Inc, Amazon Apple, Google Nest, Nest Thermostat, Applied Machine Learning


Wear OS Just Got a Second Chance—It Better Not Blow It

After years of neglect and incremental updates, yesterday Google dropped its most meaningful wearables announcement since it rebranded from Android Wear to Wear OS in 2018. Going forward, Wear OS will take the best parts of Samsung’s Tizen OS and Google-owned Fitbit to create a new unified platform for wearables. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Computing, Tizen, Fitbit, Sonos, Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, Samsung Pay, Wearable Devices, James Park


Apple Adds Gesture Control, ASL Support, and a Ton of Other Accessibility Features

Apple’s always expressed a commitment to accessibility, but today it announced a plethora of upcoming features that could make a huge difference in how people with disabilities can interact with technology.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


The Batgirl Movie Just Added 2 Bad Boys Directors

With new movies featuring Batman, Superman, and Supergirl all on the way, one more name had to be added to the list. And now she has. After years in limbo, Batgirl is back and it just picked up its directors in Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Superman, Dc Comics, Batgirl, Ms Marvel, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Supergirl, Batman Superman, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Hodson, Adil, Bad Boys, Fictional Characters


'Bizarro,' a New Banking Trojan, Is Sweeping Through Europe

Meet “Bizarro.” It’s a new banking trojan currently sweeping through Europe and large parts of South America, attempting to pilfer consumer financial information and mobile crypto wallets as it goes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Europe, Science, Malware, Spyware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, South America, Trojan Horse, Online Banking, Kaspersky Lab, Antivirus Software, Technology Internet


UK Doctor Recounts Terrifying Experience With Covid-19 That Hospitalized Her for 5 Months

A doctor who became one of the earliest victims of the covid-19 pandemic in the UK has now recounted her harrowing experience. In a new case report, she describes her illness and treatment, which included weeks of a last-resort intervention called ECMO that completely took over for her lungs and heart, along with her…Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Occupational Safety and Health, Intensive Care Medicine, Covid 19, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, Treatment And Management Of Covid 19, Anushua Gupta, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, Membrane Technology


Seance's Simon Barrett on Making Horror in Horrifying Times

Seance—a ghostly thriller about a boarding school that starts racking up a body count soon after a mysterious new student (Suki Waterhouse) arrives—doesn’t end up being the movie you think it’s going to be based on its premise; it has layers while also feeling like an homage to horror films from decades ago. To learn…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Pussy, Solange, Godzilla, Griffin, Alex Turner, Cheryl Eddy, Suki Waterhouse, Maika Monroe, Adam Wingard, Lois Duncan, Simon Barrett, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Blair Witch, Brendan Meyer


Deadly fungi are becoming drug-resistant, and it's the next big public health threat, experts say

Scientific illustration of Candida auris. Kateryna Kon/Getty Image Some fungi have recently evolved drug resistance, to the concern of scientists. Fungi like C. auris infect the most vulnerable patients with compromised immune systems. COVID-19 treatments can leave hospitalized patients defenseless against superbugs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Before scientists knew about COVID-19, drug-resistant germs dominated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's lis...
Tags: Science, Cdc, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Superbug, Orange County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mount Sinai Hospital, Candida, Fungus, Maryn McKenna, Andrea Michelson, Drug-resistance, Kateryna Kon Getty


100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine need to be checked for contamination and may need to be thrown out

Employees work in a lab at Emergent BioSolutions, which is manufacturing vaccines for AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson on February 8, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. There are millions of doses in the building which are awaiting FDA approval to be distributed. The botched rollout of vaccines in Maryland has put more pressure on getting more vaccines out into circulation. Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images Emergent BioSolutions CEO Robert Kramer said that 100 million...
Tags: Science, News, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Trends, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Fda, Vaccine, Johnson, Kramer, Johnson & Johnson, Baltimore Maryland


Can Google really build a practical quantum computer by 2029?

Google pulled off I/O, its developers conference, without a hitch yesterday. The Mountain View company retook the stage in grandiose fashion with a bevvy of announcements ranging from the much-ballyhooed new LaMDA AI system that has eerily human-like conversations to the new Wear OS update that has my editor in chief hyped about smart watches again. But, by far, the most interesting news we heard at I/O has to be the announcement that Google intends to build a new quantum AI center in Santa Barb...
Tags: Google, Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Santa Barbara, Neural, Next Featured


It's Sundress Weather in the Arctic

It’s only May, but it feels like summer has arrived in my hometown of Baltimore. Since I woke up, I’ve been counting the hours until I can drink iced cocktails on my deck while wearing a sundress. Can you blame me? It’s 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.7 degrees Celsius) out.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Arctic, Frost, Baltimore, Earth Sciences, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Heat Wave, Scott Duncan, Permafrost, Physical Geography, Climate Change In The Arctic


RSS Is Making a Comeback on Google Chrome

No, Google has not resurrected Google Reader, but it is working on a feature in Chrome that lets you follow multiple RSS feeds.Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Science, Google Search, Software, Chrome Os, Computing, Operating Systems, Feedly, News Aggregators, Rss, Google Reader, Technology Internet, Comparison Of Feed Aggregators


Magic Meets Dungeons & Dragons, Age of Sigmar's New Edition, and More Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This time, Games Workshop unleashes new editions and new models at the first online Warhammer Fest, Wizards of the Coast teases its new D&D-themed card set, and a Warcraft legend takes to Kickstarter for a new tabletop…Read more...
Tags: Science, Games Workshop


Like 'A Part of Their Body': People Adapt to an Extra Thumb in Fascinating Experiment

An experiment in which 36 people were fitted with a robotic third thumb has demonstrated the brain’s uncanny ability to adapt and leverage an entirely new body part, and in ways the researchers are still trying to understand.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroplasticity, Biomedical Engineering, Human Brain, Prosthesis, Cognitive Neuroscience, Dani Clode, Biological Engineering, Branches Of Biology, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, Tamar Makin, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging




A Rick and Morty Spin-Off Leads a Bevy of Adult Swim Mini-Webseries

Supernova. Max Rails. Crocoubot. Million Ants. These are names everyone knows... assuming they’ve watched the Rick and Morty episode “Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender” and have a decent memory. Now the Rickiverse’s premiere superhero team is returning for their own web series, which is pretty impressive given…
Tags: Adult Swim, Science, Television, Happy, Harry, Emmy, Cartoon Network, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Morty, Matt, Rick, Rick Morty, Rick And Morty, Robot Chicken, Noob, Human Interest


Sphero's Adorable New Robot Wants to Teach Kindergarteners the Basics of Coding

The easiest way to get kids interested in robots is to show them Star Wars, but that’s admittedly a limited experience. The next best thing might be Sphero’s new kid-friendly robot called indi which can be programmed using simple colored tiles dropped on the floor, or a mobile app as kids further develop their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Sphero


Liquid Instruments raises $13.7M to bring its education-focused 8-in-1 engineering gadget to market

Part of learning to be an engineer is understanding the tools you’ll have to work with — voltmeters, spectrum analyzers, things like that. But why use two, or eight for that matter, where one will do? The Moku:Go combines several commonly used tools into one compact package, saving room on your workbench or classroom while also providing a modern, software-configurable interface. Creator Liquid Instruments has just raised $13.7 million to bring this gadget to students and engineers everywhere. ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Education, Funding, Stem, Tech, Engineering, Phillips, FPGA, Anzu Partners, Liquid Instruments, ANU Connect Ventures


India Reportedly Demands WhatsApp Reverse Its 'Discriminatory' Privacy Policies

The international uproar over WhatsApp’s new privacy policy got a jolt of energy this week, with a new letter reportedly from Indian authorities telling the company to walk back its changes to the platform—or else.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Software, Computing, Zomato, Operating Systems, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, MeitY, Niamh Sweeney, Cross Platform Software, Draftwhatsapp Lost It With Its New Privacy Policy


Meet Tim Burton's New Wednesday Addams: Jenna Ortega

Tim Burton, who’s set to make his TV directorial debut with Wednesday—a live-action comedy about creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky teen Wednesday Addams—has cast the goth icon. She’ll be played by Jenna Ortega, who’s only 18 but already has an extensive resume of both live-action and voice-over roles.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tim Burton, Netflix, Christina Ricci, Smallville, Thing, Elena, Addams, Al Gough, Miles Millar, Fictional Characters, Jenna Ortega, The Addams Family, Wednesday Addams, Entertainment Culture, Instagram Io9dotcom


Meet Tim Burton's New Wednesday Adams: Jenna Ortega

Tim Burton, who’s set to make his TV directorial debut with Wednesday—a live-action comedy about creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky teen Wednesday Adams—has cast the goth icon. She’ll be played by Jenna Ortega, who’s only 18 but already has an extensive resume of both live-action and voice-over roles.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tim Burton, Actors, Netflix, Christina Ricci, Smallville, Adams, Elena, Ortega, Addams, Al Gough, Miles Millar, Mass Media, Fictional Characters, Jenna Ortega, Wednesday Addams


How to Talk About the Pentagon's UFO Report Without Sounding Like a Conspiracy Theorist

The thought of alien life has long seemed like a fantasy, immortalized in pop culture and cast aside in the mainstream as a wacky conspiracy, but a certain Republican Senator from Florida wants you to know that the truth, uh, may be out there.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Articles, Pseudoscience, Encounters, Marco Rubio, Pentagon, Lifehacks, Harry Reid, Extraterrestrial Life, 60 Minutes, Human Interest, Ufology, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, Luis Elizondo, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force



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