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China's Mars rover has made its first tracks on the red planet

An artist's illustration depicts China's Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars. China National Space Administration via AP China's Zhurong rover, which landed on Mars one week ago, has completed its first test drive. This makes China only the second nation ever to operate a rover on the red planet. Zhurong's cameras have already beamed back photos of the Martian landscape. See more stories on Insider's business page. China has become only the second nation to ever drive ...
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Some young vaccine recipients reported a heart problem but the CDC says it's not clear if the condition is related to the vaccine

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images The CDC is investigating a very rare heart condition that some young vaccine recipients reported. Some people developed myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. The vaccine advisory committee said the figures are the same as baseline rates of the condition. See more stories on Insider's business page. A very small number of teenagers and yo...
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Twitch Finally Adds Content Tags for Transgender, Black, and Other Communities

Starting next week, Twitch is adding more than 350 new community tags to its streaming platform related to gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ability, mental health, and other categories, the company said in a blog post Friday. Read more...
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CDC studying reports of heart inflammation in young Covid vaccine recipients

Health agency says the rates of myocarditis are not higher than expected and no causal link has been found to mRNA jabsSome teenagers and young adults who received Covid-19 vaccines have experienced heart inflammation, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group said, recommending further study of the rare condition.In a statement dated 17 May, the CDC’s advisory committee on immunisation practices said it had looked into reports that a few young vaccine recipients, predominan...
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Apple Didn’t Put an AirTag in the New Siri Remote Because It Doesn’t Think It’ll Get Lost in Your Couch

It is well known that one of the top complaints about Apple’s last Siri Remote for its Apple TV was its ability to get itself lost in the abyss of living rooms. Apple could have fixed this with its second-generation Siri remote by adding, for instance, a handy dandy AirTag. Apparently though, the company thought that…Read more...
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Don't Be Fooled: This Nintendo GameCube Is Actually a Powerful Gaming Rig

The Nintendo GameCube turns 20 years old this year. While part of its claim to fame has always been its compact design, one Reddit user has proven that you can, in fact, squeeze an entire PC capable of running high-end games into the classic home console.Read more...
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Apple Changes Its Mind, Says HomePod and HomePod Mini Will Support Lossless Audio With Software Update

Apple’s recent hifi audio streaming launch for Apple Music was received with enthusiasm, but also all sorts of confusion when it comes to lossless audio. Today, Apple tried to clear up user questions about lossless audio and also announced that the HomePod and HomePod mini would support the feature.Read more...
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Vampire Academy Coming to Peakcock TV From Executive Producer Julie Plec

Do you remember Mark Water’s disastrous 2014 directorial adaptation of Richelle Mead’s book Vampire Academy? The film currently sits at 16 percent on rotten tomatoes and an equally lousy audience score, labeling it a box office dud. However, Peacock TV, and executive producer Julie Plec intends to the right that wrong…Read more...
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Vampire Academy Coming to Peacock TV From Executive Producer Julie Plec

Do you remember Mark Water’s disastrous 2014 directorial adaptation of Richelle Mead’s book Vampire Academy? The film currently sits at 16 percent on rotten tomatoes and an equally lousy audience score, labeling it a box office dud. However, Peacock TV, and executive producer Julie Plec intends to the right that wrong…Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Netflix, Legacies, True Blood, Vampire Academy, Julie Plec, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Anne Rice, Richelle Mead, Television Series, The Vampire Chronicles, Creative Works, Serial Drama Television Series, American Television Series


What We Learned From The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It New Featurette

There’s no denying The Conjuring universe is massively successful with two Conjuring movies, three Anabelle movies, The Nun, The Curse of La Llorona (2019), and a third Conjuring film on the way.Read more...
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Scientists shot tardigrades out of a gun at more than 2,000 mph to see if the critters could survive

A microscopic tardigrade. Shutterstock Tardigrades can survive in extreme environments, but a new study shows they're not indestructible. Scientists found these creatures can't survive speeds of more than 2,000 mph when shot out of a gun. This suggests tardigrades that crash landed on the moon in 2019 did not survive. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tardigrades have a reputation for being among the hardiest critters in the animal kingdom.These microscopic creature...
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Pfizer and AstraZeneca ‘highly effective’ against India Covid variant

A Public Health England study has revealed the vaccines can be up to 88% effective after a second dose Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoth the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs are highly effective at protecting people from the strain of the Covid-19 virus first found in India, a study by Public Health England (PHE) has found.The analysis, carried out between 5 April and 16 May, found the Pfizer vaccine was 88% effective against symptomatic disease from the India variant t...
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Mark Ruffalo Joins Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos Film Poor Things

Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo will star opposite Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos adaptation of the Alasdair Gray novel, Poor Things.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Britain records 2,694 new Covid cases; Dominic Cummings criticises government over lockdowns

Germany to bar visitors from UK over Covid variants of concern; sewage samples being tested across England to monitor Covid variantsMore than 50m Covid vaccine doses given in EnglandScientist faces legal action for challenging hydroxychloroquine studyNepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreakBrazil: Bolsonaro never wanted vaccines, says senatorSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.30pm BST A former hospital worker in India with no medical education is running a small unlicensed cli...
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Yes, There is a Snyder Cut for the Film Sucker Punch

Another day, another Snyder cut. Right off the heels of Justice League (The Snyder Cut), the action director admits there is a director’s cut of his 2011 fantasy film Sucker Punch. This would be the third cut of the movie as there is an extended DVD cut, but something much different than the director’s cut.Read more...
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I Fed My Dog Bugs (And You Should, Too)

I became a mom for the first time this year—a dog mom, that is. In January, I adopted my first dog, a 1-year-old black lab/dachshund mix named T-Rex. (He has a huge head, a long body, and tiny, stumpy legs; he is perfect, thank you.) Read more...
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Theoretical physicist Chiara Marletto: ‘The universal constructor could revolutionise civilisation’

The scientist on why studying elementary particles is only one way of explaining phenomena, how the 3D printer could change the world, and her optimism about women in scienceChiara Marletto is a research fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Her research is in theoretical physics – especially quantum computation, thermodynamics and information theory. Her broader interests include theoretical biology, epistemology and Italian literature. The Science of Can and Can’t: A Physicist’s Jou...
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'Zombie fires' smolder under the snow during the winter then rise from the dead come spring. They may get far more common.

The 25,000-acre Bogus Creek Fire in Alaska's Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, June 7, 2015. Matt Snyder/Alaska Division of Forestry via AP Most wildfires die out by winter. But "zombie fires" can smolder underground then reignite in spring. Research suggests more zombie fires survive after hotter summers, so they may become more common. Zombie fires happen in northern boreal forests, where the flames feed on peat deep in the soil. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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These Drums Beat in Perfect Synchrony Because They're Quantumly Entangled

Physicists have built two tiny drums, each as large as a human hair is wide, and synchronized their vibrations exactly. They achieved this perfect unison of drums using a quantum mechanics phenomenon known as entanglement—and the drums could be useful for developing quantum computers.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: NHS England says more than 50m doses administered; Vietnam in talks to produce Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

Germany to bar visitors from UK over Covid variants of concern; sewage samples being tested across England to monitor Covid variantsScientist faces legal action for challenging hydroxychloroquine studyNepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreakBrazil: Bolsonaro never wanted vaccines, says senatorSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.20pm BST China administered some 16.6 million Covid-19 vaccinations on Friday, taking the total number of doses administered to 483.34 million, accordin...
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Coronavirus live news: NHS England says 50 million have received a Covid jab; Vietnam in talks with Russia to produce Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

Germany to bar visitors from UK over Covid variants of concern; sewage samples being tested across England to monitor Covid variantsScientist faces legal action for challenging hydroxychloroquine studyNepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreakBrazil: Bolsonaro never wanted vaccines, says senatorSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.08pm BST A huge thank you to the public health professionals, NHS staff, local authorities & everyone else in Bolton, Blackburn & all areas working thro...
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Experts say it's too convenient for politicians to blame COVID-19 outbreaks on variants - we have the tools fight them, we just need to use them

Indians wait to refill oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients at a gas supplier in New Delhi on May 8, 2021. Photo/Ishant Chauhan The B.1.617 variant first tracked in India was labeled a "variant of concern" by the WHO. It appears to be more infectious than older versions of the coronavirus. But that doesn't mean we are powerless. There is a lot of reason to hope vaccines will defeat variants. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's a more sly, swift version of the co...
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Chernobyl's nuclear fuel is smoldering. To prevent another accident, researchers are studying the site's radioactive lava.

Workers walk past the covered reactor inside the Chernobyl nuclear plant on April 15, 2021. AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky Scientists recreated lava produced by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster inside a lab. Their findings could offer clues about how to clean up the site's radioactive material. The researchers hope to avoid any potential accident caused by smoldering nuclear fuel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Thirty-five years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant witnessed...
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Coronavirus live news: Covid jabs opened up to people aged 32 and 33 in England; Taiwan reports 321 new cases

Scientist faces legal action for challenging hydroxychloroquine study; sewage samples being tested across England to monitor Covid variantsNepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreakBrazil: Bolsonaro never wanted vaccines, says senatorSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.30am BST Germany will ban Britons from entering the country from Sunday after the UK was classified as a virus variant area of concern, PA reports:As of midnight on 23 May, people travelling to Germany from Great B...
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These are the states most at risk of a COVID-19 resurgence thanks to a drop in vaccinations

A pharmacist fills a syringe to prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for front-line health care workers at a vaccination site at Torrance Memorial Medical Center on December 19, 2020 in Torrance, California. Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images Vaccination rates have dropped to almost half of their peak last month. States with the lowest vaccinations per capita could be at risk of a COVID-19 resurgence. In Wyoming, less than 30% of people are fully immunized, the lo...
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Finer touch for tuning stem cell "fate" with substrates of varying stiffness

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have been quantifying how different batches of mesenchymal stem cells respond to the mechanical stiffness of their environments. They focused on how certain proteins were "localized" in cell nuclei and found key trends in how this changed with stiffness. Their findings explain inconsistencies between previous findings and may guide how scientists control the state of stem cells for research and medical treatments.
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Smart toilet may soon analyze stool for health problems

An artificial intelligence tool under development at Duke University can be added to the standard toilet to help analyze patients' stool and give gastroenterologists the information they need to provide appropriate treatment, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2021. The new technology could assist in managing chronic gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
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