May super blood moon 2021: how to take a good photograph of the lunar eclipse with a phone or camera

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking photos of the supermoonTotal lunar eclipse 2021: when and how to view the super blood moon across Australia tonightLunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on WednesdayWith a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph of May’s total lunar eclipse and full moon, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a...
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US joins calls for transparent, science-based investigation into Covid origins

Several countries tell the WHO annual meeting that a new inquiry with new terms of reference must be launched The United States and other countries have called for a more in-depth investigation of the pandemic origins, after an international mission to China earlier this year proved inconclusive.Addressing the World Health Organization’s main annual meeting of member states in Geneva, representatives from several countries stressed the continued need to solve the mystery of how Covid-19 first be...
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D.C. Police Surveilled Clowns on Social Media, Leaked Docs Show

A few years ago, intelligence personnel with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. spent some unknown amount of time and money monitoring the online accounts of people dressed like clowns.Read more...
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Amazon Workers Are Petitioning the Company To Bring Its Pollution to Zero By 2030

Ahead of Amazon’s planned shareholder meeting on May 26, more than 600 employees have signed a petition pressuring the company to bring its pollution levels down to zero by 2030 — particularly in the communities of color that predominantly border Amazon’s warehouses. Read more...
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The Little Mermaid's Voice of Sebastian, Samuel E. Wright, Has Died

Disney animated films are known for their recognizable, unmistakable voices, but few fit that bill quite as much as Samuel E. Wright. Wright voiced Sebastian, the lovable crab in the 1989 smash The Little Mermaid, unforgettably singing the Oscar-winning song, “Under the Sea.” And while Wright’s voice will live in our…Read more...
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COVID-19 vaccine progress impressive, but ‘herd immunity’ a long way off

Remember when COVID-19 vaccines were as elusive as your car keys on Monday morning and harder to snag than Rolling Stones tickets? The jabs started rolling out to more people in February and, after a slow start, California has clocked an impressive pace. On Feb. 16, according to state data, just 6.3 million doses had been administered, mostly to health workers, the elderly and those at high risk of complications. Three months later, 36.5 million jabs have entered arms — an increase of 30 million...
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Black Lightning's Series Finale Had Absolutely Zero Chill and No Heat

Despite the fact that Black Lightning never really got a chance to fully benefit from the kind of interconnected, multiversal-hopping madcaps that the CW’s other comic book shows enjoy, it spent four seasons carving out a distinct space on the network where Black superheroes could stand front and center as the focus…Read more...
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Hoo Boy, the Feds Sure Have a Lot of Dirt on Big Rudy

Rudy Giuliani, gin-pickled simulacrum of a lawyer and former personal attorney to Donald Trump, is in even deeper shit than was already previously known. And the shit he was in was already known to be very deep.Read more...
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Roku Is Plotting to Take Over Your Smart Home

Roku isn’t exactly a little-known brand, but when it comes to market share and platform dominance, it’s still a David amongst Goliaths like Amazon and Google. However, the streaming company has made some strategic moves lately that indicate it’s attempting a more significant play for space in your home—outside of the…Read more...
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One Game of Thrones Spinoff May Have Just Pulled Ahead of the Others

The first Game of Thrones spin-off show is House of the Dragon. That’s just a fact. It’s already filming and will be out sometime next year. HBO isn’t going to stop there though—and now, of the several other Thrones-adjacent projects reported to be in the works, one of them has actually hired a writer to work on it,…Read more...
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Elizabeth Banks Is Bringing a Superpowered Revolution to Life in Red Queen

Victoria Aveyard’s YA novel about a superpowered dystopia is making its way to TV, and it’s already attracted a big talent to not just play a major role, but head behind the camera as well.Read more...
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San Francisco's Flavored Vape Ban Linked to More Teen Smoking, Study Finds

A 2018 ban on flavored tobacco products in San Francisco may have had some unintended consequences, new research this week suggests. The study found that high school teens were more likely to take up smoking after the ban than those living elsewhere.Read more...
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The Disney Royalty Fight Has Picked Up a New Defender: Boom Studios

In the wake of accusations from Star Wars and Alien novelist Alan Dean Foster that Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and Fox had led to royalties from his work going unpaid, a collective of writers and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America teamed up to push for the corporation to honor longstanding…Read more...
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The 'Sea Snot' Invasion Has Begun

The climate crisis is making Earth more dangerous with increasingly severe and frequent fires, storms, and droughts. It’s also making the world grosser. Case in point: It’s responsible for a sludgy substance spreading across waters in Turkey. Ew.Read more...
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The 'Sea Snot' Invasion Has Arrived

The climate crisis is making Earth more dangerous with increasingly severe and frequent fires, storms, and droughts. It’s also making the world grosser. Case in point: It’s responsible for a sludgy substance spreading across waters in Turkey. Ew.Read more...
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The New Sonos One SL Is a Reminder That Smart Devices Have a Short Shelf Life

The Sonos One SL is getting a small upgrade in the form of a power-efficient wireless radio and more sustainable materials. There is, however, a slight catch for Sonos users with older devices.Read more...
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Valve Reportedly Making Its Own PC Switch Clone Called SteamPal

After the runaway success of the Nintendo Switch, rival gadget makers are keen to make their own handheld consoles. According to a new report, Valve is the latest to jump on the portable gaming bandwagon.Read more...
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Simple Tips for Gaining Confidence in Your Presentation Delivery

All successful presentations are effective due in part to the presenter’s confidence level. Not everyone has the same method for gaining confidence. While it comes more naturally to some than others, belief in oneself is easily detectable to a keen observer. Confident presenters exude credibility, experience, and leadership. These things all help to gain an audience member’s trust in both the presenter and their content. Surprisingly, learning to be confident doesn’t have to be a chore. Here ar...
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Half of all US adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (R) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine at CASA de Maryland's Wheaton Welcome Center on May 21, 2021 in Wheaton, Maryland. Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla Half of all adults in the US have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Tuesday. More than 61% of US adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the CDC. Pre-pandemic norms in the US have largely returned with the increase in vaccinations. See more stories...
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Teens experience side effects after Pfizer's shot slightly more than adults do. A chart shows the most common.

Malikai McPherson, 16, receives Pfizer's vaccine at a clinic in Melbourne, Florida, on May 17, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images The US authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds earlier this month. Adolescents in Pfizer's trials seemed to develop side effects more frequently than adults did. But even the most common side effects, like fatigue and headaches, were relatively minor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Durin...
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*PHANTOM SEAS* Navigation & Directional Awareness Treasure Hunting Game

Could you manage finding your way in a new place with just a map and a compass? You could do it. Kids could totally do it! Especially if they had a little practice under their belts, especially if the practice came in a play-based way that threw some challenges in their path to really test […]
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Russia plans to launch a nuclear-powered spacecraft that can travel from the moon to Jupiter

A Soyuz rocket launches to the International Space Station from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on October 23, 2012. Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Russia is building a nuclear-powered spacecraft that can transport heavy cargo in deep space. The spacecraft is scheduled to launch on a mission to Jupiter in 2030. Russia eventually hopes to build a nuclear-powered space station using similar technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia is planning to send a nuclear-powered sp...
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F9 Is Everything That’s Good (and Some Bad) About the Fast and Furious Films

F9—the ninth film in the main Fast and Furious franchise—will give anyone who has ever seen one of these movies exactly what they expect and a whole lot more. We mean that in two ways. Of course, you will see some of the most outlandish, unbelievable, jaw-dropping action imaginable, all using super-fast, slick cars.…Read more...
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Citizen App's Unhinged Private Security Firm Would Like to Patrol Cities With Police Powers

Last week, neighborhood snitch app Citizen was reported by Motherboard to be testing an on-demand private security force that would respond to user-submitted “incidents.” The plans are a considerable escalation of the app’s existing business model, which relies on police scanners and user reports to create live maps…Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Social Media, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Software, Motherboard, Operating Systems, Ring, Los Angeles Police Department, Securitas, Travis Bickle, Security Guard, Andrew Frame, Crime Prevention

GPT-3’s ability to ‘write disinformation’ is being wildly overstated by the media

GPT-3, the highly-touted text generator built by OpenAI, can do a lot of things. For example, Microsoft today announced a new AI-powered “autocomplete” system for coding that uses GPT-3 to build out code solutions for people without requiring them to do any developing. But one thing the technology can not do is “dupe humans” with its ability to write misinformation. Yet, you wouldn’t know that if you were solely judging by the headlines in your news feed. Wired recently ran an article with the t...
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Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho Looks Like a Dazzlingly Nightmarish Trip Through Time

We finally have a trailer for Edgar Wright’s mysterious and  Last Night in Soho, and hot damn it was worth the wait. It looks to be a visually stunning sci-fi horror movie about the delights and dangers of time travel, with Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and a groovy Anya Taylor-Joy (singing!) to boot.Read more...
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50% of U.S. Adults Will Be Fully Vaccinated by End of Today

The United States is at a pivotal point in its efforts to combat the covid-19 pandemic. By the end of Tuesday, it’s expected that a majority of American adults will be fully vaccinated, and within days, a majority of all Americans will have gotten at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine. The accomplishment comes in…Read more...
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Tidal's Apple Watch App Lets You Stream Tunes Offline

Hot on the heels of recent Apple Watch app overhauls from Spotify and Deezer, Tidal announced today that it’s finally bringing its app to the most popular smartwatch. And yes, you can download offline playlists for untethered playback.Read more...
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Palestine Is Suffering an Ecological Apartheid

Though the ceasefire has ended the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, Palestine is still a humanitarian catastrophe, one with a rising ecological toll that will compound human suffering for years.Read more...
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Teens in Moderna's vaccine trial share their experiences and mild side effects as data show the shot is effective in younger people

Ella Bates participated in a clinical trial of the Moderna vaccine in March. Cristy Bates Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine appears to be highly effective in teens. Insider spoke with four teens who volunteered for Moderna's vaccine study in March. The volunteers are still waiting to find out if they got the vaccine or a placebo. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the teens who participated in Moderna's latest COVID-19 vaccine study, the scariest thing about the clin...
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