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‘If you zoom in it’s not too bad’: our underwhelming super blood moon pictures

The super moon is notoriously hard to photograph but that doesn’t stop everyone trying. Guardian Australia’s picture editor Carly Earl asked staff to share the worst picture they took on Wednesday night and explain what inspired, or possessed, them to shoot itSupermoon pictures from around the world (the good ones) Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Space, Science, Australia, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, The moon, Guardian Australia, Carly Earl


Ron Watkins Is Done With Q and Has Moved On to Aliens

Ron Watkins, conspiracy-peddler extraordinaire, has found his next gig: leaking “disclosures” about extraterrestrials, Julian Assange-style. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, Science, Articles, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, US Navy, Human Interest, 8chan, QAnon, Jim Watkins, Ron Watkins, Unidentified Flying Object, Conspiracy Theories In The United States, 2channel


Super blood moon and lunar eclipse light up skies around the globe – in pictures

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincided with a supermoon. The reddish-orange colour of the super ‘blood’ moon was the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth’s atmosphere projected on to the surface of the eclipsed moon. It captured viewers from China to California, Turkey to Canberra.• Video: the lunar phenomenon around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Space, Science, China, Earth, Culture, Art and design, Canberra, The moon, California Turkey


Werewolves Within's New Trailer Brings Big Furry Frights to Small Town Goofs

That’s the problem with a lycanthrope outbreak in small towns: everyone’s got a lot of guns to fight back against the furry threat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Films, Mafia, Josh Ruben, Werewolf, Cecily, Sam Richardson, Milana, Werewolves Within, Milana Vayntrub, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Ubisoft Film Television, Creative Works


Facebook Will Stop Labeling Posts Questioning Covid-19's Origins Fake News

Following increased scrutiny and a renewed investigation into the exact origins of Covid-19, Facebook said on Wednesday that it would no longer remove posts that claim that the virus is man-made or manufactured. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Human Behavior, Fake News, Covid 19, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Pandemic, Investigations Into The Origin Of Covid 19


Rep. Adam Schiff says it is 'critical' for US to finish probe of COVID-19 origins to avoid 'any premature or politically-motivated conclusions'

Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House intelligence committee. Saul Loeb/Getty Images Rep. Adam Schiff said it is "critical" to allow the IC to complete its probe of COVID-19 origins. President Biden said Wednesday he gave the intelligence community 90 days to further probe COVID-19's origins. Schiff said the IC continues to investigate the "two most likely scenarios" - animal to human transmission or a possible lab leak. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Adam Schiff sai...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Beijing, House, Who, World Health Organization, Intelligence Community, Biden, Committee, Trump, Adam Schiff


In Hulu's False Positive, Ilana Glazer's Baby Bump May Be a Demonic Lump

Pregnancy and childbirth can be a beautiful process for some and a nightmare of stress, hormones, and body horror for others. In this first trailer for Hulu’s False Positive, Ilana Glazer’s joy at her successful in vitro fertilization falls apart when she begins to have complications... of the potentially infernal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Broad City, Ilana Glazer, Hulu, Glazer, Lucy, Sophia Bush, John Lee, Ilana, Brosnan, Gretchen Mol, Pee Wee, False Positive, Hindle, Adrian Justin Theroux


Twitter 'Spaces' Are Coming to a Desktop Browser Near You

Beginning Wednesday, Twitter’s Spaces will be available to peruse via desktop and mobile browsers, in addition to the iOS and Android apps that the audio-only chat rooms were previously exclusive to.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Text Messaging, Spaces, South of Market San Francisco, Google Spaces, Playstation Home, Collaborative Software


Aaron Taylor-Johnson Is Sony's Kraven the Hunter

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is going from Kick-Ass to Quicksilver to Kraven the Hunter. The former Avengers star has been cast as the frequent Spider-Man villain in a Sony Marvel production directed by J.C. Chandor and set for release January 13, 2023.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Jc Chandor, Marvel Studios, Spider, Elizabeth Olsen, Spider Man, Hunter, Evan Peters, Wednesday, Taylor Johnson, J C Chandor, Morbius, Venom, Kick Ass, Quicksilver


Marvel's Aaron Taylor-Johnson Is Sony's Kraven the Hunter

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is going from Kick-Ass to Quicksilver to Kraven the Hunter. The former Avengers star has been cast as the frequent Spider-Man villain in a Sony Marvel production directed by J.C. Chandor and set for release January 13, 2023.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Jc Chandor, Marvel Studios, Spider, Elizabeth Olsen, Spider Man, Hunter, Evan Peters, Wednesday, Taylor Johnson, J C Chandor, Morbius, Venom, Kick Ass, Quicksilver


Lemonade: JK, JK, We Don't Use Facial Recognition to Reject Your Insurance Claims

Less than a day after Lemonade tweeted about its facial recognition-powered fraud-detection systems, the insurance startup has fully backtracked. On Wednesday, the company put out a formal apology about what it’s saying were “poorly worded” claims, and took down what it’s now calling an “awful thread.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Insurance, Albums, Lemonade, Jim, JK, Chatbot, Facial recognition system, Grammy Award For Best Urban Contemporary Album


A New Garbage Pail Kids TV Show Is Coming From the Team Behind Halloween

The Garbage Pail Kids are back and they’ll soon be bringing exploding heads, dripping mucous, other violent, disgusting things to HBO Max. Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, who made the most recent iteration of Halloween, are developing a new animated series based on the popular, gross-out Topps trading cards,…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Parodies, Collecting, Topps, David Gordon Green, Garbage Pail Kids, Danny McBride, Trading Cards, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Josh Bycel, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Layron Dejarnette, Max Danny McBride


A Murderer Stalks Time Travelers in This First Look at Rob Hart's Sci-Fi Thriller The Paradox Hotel

The Paradox Hotel—the latest from Rob Hart (The Warehouse)—is described as “a locked-room murder mystery set at a hotel for time travelers,” a premise that couldn’t be more intriguing. Today , io9 can exclusively share the cover as well as an excerpt ahead of the book’s release early next year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Penguin Random House, Random House, Mena, Rob Hart, Hospitality Recreation


Testing Lab Asks FDA to Recall 78 Sunscreens Over Carcinogen Contamination

A testing lab company called Valisure is sounding the alarm over a carcinogen that it has detected in common sun care products. This week, the lab sent off a petition to the Food and Drug Administration warning that it’s found potentially unsafe levels of a chemical called benzene in dozens of sunscreens and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Sunscreen, Sunburn, Benzene, Ranitidine, Health Medical Pharma, Chemical Substances, Chemical Compounds, Hepatotoxins, Christopher Bunick, Ranitidine Drugs, Annulenes, Soil Contamination


Potentially Illegal Construction Project Could Threaten Ancient Mexican Ruins

A private building project threatens to destroy at least 25 ancient structures near the historic Teotihuacán ruins, according to the Mexican government, which is filing a criminal complaint.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, World, Moon, Places, Countries, Monument, Teotihuacan, Mexico City Metropolitan Area, Archaeoastronomy, S Culture, Mexicos Culture Department, Teotihuacan Municipality


German scientists say they can help improve vaccines to prevent blood clots

AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson jabs have caused rare blood clots but scientists say they can be redesigned to avoid problemCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA team of German scientists believe that they have worked out why some people given the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines against Covid-19 develop blood clots – and claim they can tell the manufacturers how to improve the vaccine to avoid it.The key is in the adenovirus – the common cold virus that is us...
Tags: Science, UK News, Frankfurt, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Johnson Johnson, Goethe, Moderna, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech, Rolf Marschalek


Hacktivist Targets Citizen, Leaking Crime App's Scraped Data to the Dark Web

“Fuck snitches, fuck Citizen, fuck Andrew Frame and remember, kids: Cops are not your friends,” someone on the dark web recently wrote. That same person claims to have scraped and leaked data from the aforementioned crime reporting app—including information about some 1.7 million public safety “incidents” recorded and…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Software, Hacking, Computing, Citizen, Hacktivism, Operating Systems, Ring, Andrew Frame, Parler, Crime Mapping, Technology Internet, Law Enforcement In The United States


German scientists say they can help improve Covid vaccines to prevent blood clots

AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson jabs have caused rare blood clots but scientists say they can be redesigned to avoid problemCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA team of German scientists believe that they have worked out why some people given the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines against Covid-19 develop blood clots – and claim they can tell the manufacturers how to improve the vaccine to avoid it.The key is in the adenovirus – the common cold virus that is us...
Tags: Science, UK News, Frankfurt, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Johnson Johnson, Goethe, Moderna, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech, Rolf Marschalek


Shareholders Tell Exxon to Screw Off

History was made at ExxonMobil’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday when investors essentially staged a coup, voting to oust at least two members of the board due to the company’s poor performance on climate change. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!
Tags: Science, Environment, ExxonMobil, Companies, Standard Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, Chevron, Exxon, Blackrock, Oil Companies, Rockefeller Family, Business Finance, Climate Change Denial, Darren Woods, Andrew Behar


How Are Covid-19 Cases Among Vaccinated People Being Tracked?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed how it’s tracking breakthrough cases of covid-19—infections in people vaccinated against the viral illness. The changes are said to reflect the astounding success these vaccines have had in preventing serious harm from covid-19, yet some public health experts…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Immunology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Occupational Safety and Health, Ali Mokdad, Covid 19, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Breakthrough Infection, United States Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic, Covid 19 Pandemic In The United States


Shareholders Tell Exxon to Suck It

History was made at ExxonMobil’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday when investors essentially staged a coup, voting to oust at least two members of the board due to the company’s poor performance on climate change. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!
Tags: Science, Environment, ExxonMobil, Companies, Standard Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, Chevron, Exxon, Blackrock, Oil Companies, Rockefeller Family, Business Finance, Climate Change Denial, Darren Woods, Andrew Behar


Amazon's Eero 6 Mesh Wifi Router Now Works With Apple HomeKit

Today Amazon is rolling out a firmware update for the Eero 6 that finally adds compatibility with Apple’s smart home standard. Eero 6 and Eero 6 Pro users can add devices to the HomeKit app and control them through the Home app on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Amazon, Ipad, Science, Technology, Home Automation, Router, Telecommunications, Computing, Homekit, Wireless Networking, Firmware, Linksys, Wi Fi


The Indian Government Wants to Break Messaging Encryption, WhatsApp's Suing

WhatsApp is taking India’s government to court over a new mandate that it claims will lead to mass surveillance of users in the company’s biggest market. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Telegram, Operating Systems, Messaging Apps, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Social Networking Services


Nichelle Nichols' New NASA Documentary Is as Unflinching as It Is Romantic

Early on in the new documentary Woman in Motion, Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols discusses the idea of the blurred lines between the fantastical and the real in her job as Lieutenant Uhura, a character in equal parts history-making and yet also held back by the harsh realities of the era her character was made in.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Martin Luther King, Kirk, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Uhura, Todd Thompson, Walter Koenig, Ellison Onizuka, Nyota Uhura, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Creative Works, English Language Films, Trekkie


Farmed Salmon Could Be Spreading a Deadly Disease to Their Wild Counterparts

If you’re the type who only buys wild fish to eat and would never touch the farmed stuff, just know the two may not be as separate as you think. New research published in Science Advances on Wednesday found that an infectious virus known as Piscine orthoreovirus-1, or PRV-1, may have spread from Atlantic salmon…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Fish, Salmon, Atlantic, Aquaculture, Atlantic Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Aquatic Animals, Fish Farming, Entertainment Culture, Edible Fish, Oily Fish, Piscine Orthoreovirus, Gideon Mordecai, Oncorhynchus


Evil Dead 4 Starts Filming Next Month for HBO Max

Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell can finally stop answering the question they’ve gotten for almost 30 years: “When are you going to make Evil Dead 4?” The answer is they’ll be starting next month in New Zealand—and it’ll premiere on HBO Max.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, New Zealand, Ash, Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, Ash Williams, Alyssa Sutherland, The Evil Dead, Lily Sullivan, Lee Cronin, HBO Max, Creative Works, English Language Films


Exclusive: Kevin Smith Showcases His Nostalgic, Nerdy Career in a New Coffee Table Book

Filmmaker Kevin Smith may have started his career selling convenience store coffee, but now he’s the subject of his very own coffee table book. A book so big, so bold, and so filled with behind-the-scenes stories and photos that Smith suggests it could be used someplace fairly uncomfortable. But no. Not the back of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Jj Abrams, Seth Rogen, Justin Long, Smith, Masters Of The Universe, Jay, Mark Hamill, Buddy, Chris, Amy, Kevin Smith, Ben, Harley Quinn Smith, Jason Mewes


Dominic Cummings says Boris Johnson was ‘unfit for the job’ of PM during Covid crisis – live

PM’s former adviser says he heard Boris Johnson say he would rather see ‘bodies piled high’ than order lockdown in autumn and admits Durham trip was disasterThousands died who didn’t need to, Cummings tells MPs‘Upsetting and bleak’: Covid bereaved react to Cummings evidenceBoris Johnson refuses to deny dismissing Covid as ‘scare story’Matt Hancock should be sacked for lying, says Dominic CummingsUK government failed public on Covid response, says CummingsFact-checked: Dominic Cummings’ evidence ...
Tags: Politics, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Hancock


The Tomorrow War's New Trailer Looks Like a Mash-Up of Yesterday's Blockbusters

Here’s the good news: as opposed to the “first” trailer, this new trailer for Amazon’s The Tomorrow War has a lot more going on. There are more explosions, more devastation, more of Chris Pratt’s pre-war family life, more scenes of our bleak, alien-infested future, and more. The bad news? Despite all the new footage,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, It, Predator, The Lego Movie, Chris Pratt, Alien, Chris Mckay, JK Simmons, Peter Quill, Yvonne Strahovski, Sam Richardson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Betty Gilpin, The Tomorrow War


Dramatic photos from around the world show the 'super blood moon' large and red in the sky

A total lunar eclipse seen in Auckland, New Zealand on May 26. Phil Walter/Getty Images A "super blood moon" was visible in several parts of the world on Wednesday. A total lunar eclipse coincided with a supermoon, so the moon appeared large and red in the sky. Australia, New Zealand, and some Pacific islands had some of the best views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A "super blood moon" appeared in the sky early on Wednesday, but only certain parts of the world caught a ...
Tags: Hong Kong, England, Science, News, Mississippi, Indonesia, Australia, China, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Hawaii, New Zealand, Pacific, Pacific Ocean



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