Florida Is Already Getting Sued for Its Probably Illegal Social Media Ban

Lest you miss out on the delightful goings-on in U.S. politics these days, picture this: A politician passes a draconian, poorly thought-out, maybe illegal regulation, designed mostly as a symbolic gesture to his base but that will likely help none of his actual constituents. Then, a pro-business lobby jumps in to…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Science, Ebay, Disney, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Big Tech, Computer Communications Industry Association

Biden's 90-day deadline for virus origins spurred by 'unexamined intelligence': NYT

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Earlier this week, Biden announced a revived push to determine the origins of the coronavirus. The 3-month probe was prompted by a mine of unexamined intelligence, according to The White House hopes the efforts will press US allies to probe their sources in China. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's Wednesday push for the intelligence community to "redouble their efforts...
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Star Wars: The High Republic's New Marvel Comic Is a Very Intriguing Mystery

There’s a conspiracy afoot in the next phase of Lucasfilm’s High Republic series, as the Republic makes its play to expand into the Outer Rim through a diplomatic new fair. But there’s another mystery that I can’t stop thinking about: just what is the chancellor of this enlightened era of Star Wars actually up to?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Republic, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Daniel Jose Older, Jedi, Galactic Republic, Outer Rim, Star Wars Comics, Star Wars The High Republic, Lina Soh, Light of the Jedi, Ario Anindito, Creative Works

I’m Not Sure Why Evangelion’s Opening Was Used in This Olympics Documentary, But It’s Sick

To be a director requires a lot of things, but also, sometimes it just means following your heart. Especially when your heart says “You know what this documentary needs? Neon Genesis Evangelion’s A Cruel Angel’s Thesis.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Olympics, Winter Olympics, NHL, Eva, Nagano, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Thesis, Gainax, Tatsunoko Production, NERV, Winter Games, Creative Works, The Nagano Tapes, Mecha Anime And Manga, Ondrej Hudecek

Bad luck or bad management: why has Victoria had so many Covid outbreaks?

Medical experts explain how much quarantine breaches, cold weather and pure chance contribute to the spread of coronavirus cases in MelbourneVictoria has started its seven-day circuit-breaker lockdown – its fourth lockdown since the coronavirus pandemic began.Other states have also imposed snap lockdowns or restrictions as a result of Covid cases in the community, most recently New South Wales, after a mystery case. But, with the exception of Sydney’s northern beaches cluster, most leaks from ho...
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Amazon: Overworked Warehouse Employees Can Go Reflect in the Despair Closet

Amazon came up with a dystopian solution for when its warehouse employees struggle to keep their sanity amid workloads so grueling they often don’t have time to use the bathroom: Banish them to the meditation box.Read more...
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California launched a $116.5 million lottery to incentivize residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Gavin Newsom Mike Blake/Reuters California launched a $116.5 million lottery to incentivize residents to get the COVID-19 shot. The Golden State joins six other US states offering cash prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated. Ten people will win a $1.5 million jackpot each, and 30 winners will get $50,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. California launched a $116.5 million lottery on Thursday to incentivize state residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.Californi...
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The most and least vaccinated counties in each US state, mapped

People wait in a observation area after getting a COVID-19 vaccination at an old TJ Maxx store in Lynchburg, Virginia, on March 13, 2021. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Across US counties, vaccination rates range from 0.1% to nearly 100%. The contrasts between each state's most and least vaccinated county reveals stark disparities. Unvaccinated communities remain vulnerable to coronavirus outbreaks. See more stories on Insider's business page. No matter where you step f...
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Volunteer Your Cat or Dog for a New 'If I Fits I Sits' Study

Researchers are looking for good boys and girls to volunteer their time and paws for the sake of science. This week, scientists at Hunter College’s Thinking Dog Center sent out an open call for everyday cats and dogs, as well as their owners, to participate in a citizen science project. The study is intended to help…Read more...
Tags: Dog, Pet, Science, Animals, Cat, Animal Welfare, Optical Illusion, Hunter College, Human Interest, Neutering, Organisms, Animal Models, Felids, Gabriela Smith

Scientists Want Your Cats and Dogs to Volunteer Their Time for Science

Researchers are looking for good boys and girls to volunteer their time and paws for the sake of science. This week, scientists at Hunter College’s Thinking Dog Center sent out an open call for everyday cats and dogs, as well as their owners, to participate in a citizen science project. The study is intended to help…Read more...
Tags: Dog, Pet, Science, Animals, Cat, Animal Welfare, Optical Illusion, Hunter College, Human Interest, Neutering, Organisms, Taxa, Animal Models, Gabriela Smith

Scientists Tempt Fate, Drill Record-Breaking Ocean Hole off the Coast of Japan

A drill aboard a Japanese research vessel has set a new record for the deepest ocean hole in history. The hole is located in the Pacific Ocean near the epicenter of the catastrophic 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, which is perilously close to Kaiju country.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Environment, Pacific Ocean, Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Kaiju, Oceanography, International Ocean Discovery Program, Earths Crust, Michael Strasser, Kola Superdeep Borehole, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Scientific Drilling, Drillships

Oklahoma Lawmaker Puts Out a Bounty for Bigfoot, Who Lives in Oklahoma

Some states get to be popular states because of their big reputations, which attract visitors to make them backdrops for Instagram content. New York is where artists create ostensibly intellectual theme parks. California is where every teen gets a mansion. Florida is where a man throws an alligator into a Wendy’s.…Read more...
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Citizen CEO Personally Directed Innocent Man's Manhunt, Reports Motherboard

Citing leaked internal chats logs of the night Citizen falsely accused a California man of intentionally setting a wildfire, Motherboard on Thursday offered readers an inside look into the company’s self-inflicted blunder, even as it was blindly executed, logs show, at the emphatic direction of its chief executive,…Read more...
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A mid-air error led NASA's Mars helicopter to tilt wildly back and forth in its latest flight - but it landed safely

The Ingenuity helicopter has flown six times on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter encountered a navigation glitch in its most dangerous Mars flight yet. The drone tilted back and forth during the last 200 feet of its flight but managed to land safely. Ingenuity still showed off new technical skills as part of a fresh mission to test its limits. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter suffered a glitch during its most recent ...
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A Man on Death Row Has Waited Years for GitHub to Provide Key Evidence. Here's Why It Refuses.

For at least the second time in recent memory, a person’s life potentially hinges on critical information that is being withheld by a social platform. Joseph Colone, a man accused of murder and sentenced to death in Texas in 2017, is seeking code stored on GitHub, which could show that key evidence in his case was…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Science, Software, Discovery, Computing, Github, Operating Systems, Trump, John Roberts, Joseph Colone, Jeffrey Stein, Stored Communications Act, Omar Ameen, Law Crime, Charles Crompton

What Happens to Exxon Now?

An activist investor that  on Wednesday over the company’s mishandling of climate change and got two new board members elected has generated headlines around the world.Read more...
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Oscar Isaac Is Moon Knight, Now Dreamily Gaze Into His Eyes

The eyes of Marvel’s latest streaming hero are upon you.Read more...
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I Think I'm Done With the Arrowverse

I don’t look at my DVR anymore. The last time I did, I had piles of new episodes of DC Entertainment’s The Flash, Batwoman, and Supergirl on there—all of it from the most recent seasons. I feel like I should catch up because I’ve watched virtually every episode of all of them since the CW’s Arrowverse was created back…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Disney, Netflix, Harley Quinn, Batwoman, Cw, The Flash, Marvel Studios, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Lois, Greg Berlanti, Barry Allen, Lex Luthor, Oliver Queen

Zero-gravity space fridge could keep astronaut food fresh for years

Regular supply launches keep astronauts aboard the ISS supplied with relatively fresh food, but a flight to Mars won’t get deliveries. If we’re going to visit other planets, we’ll need a fridge that doesn’t break down in space — and Purdue University researchers are hard at work testing one. You may think there’s nothing to prevent a regular refrigerator from working in space. It sucks heat out and puts cold air in. Simple, right? But refrigerators rely on gravity to distribute oil through the c...
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Physicists Caught Two Atoms 'Talking' to Each Other

A team of physicists in the Netherlands and Germany recently placed a bunch of titanium atoms under a scanning tunneling microscope. Those atoms were in constant, quiet interaction with each other through the directions of their spins. In a clever feat, the researchers were able to home in on a single pair of atoms,…Read more...
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Security Flaws Could Allow Hackers to Change Certified PDF Contracts

Researchers recently discovered security flaws in PDFs that could allow a savvy hacker to surreptitiously manipulate or deface the contents of certified documents. While the vulnerabilities in question have already been patched by most reader applications, the new research provides a weird little look at how online…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybercrime, Computing, Hacker, Pdf, Computer Security, Computer Network Security, Adobe Inc, Security Hacker, Technology Internet

The Nerd's Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in June

Though movie theaters are starting to allow patrons these days, the safer option remains streaming. Those who choose to stay home and stream are constantly rewarded with so much new content it’s mind-boggling. At the start of each month, most streamers—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little shuffle,…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Robert Downey Jr, Films, Stephen King, Tim Burton, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Jeff Daniels, Nbcuniversal, Harry Potter, Johnny Depp, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, Steve Carell, Errol Flynn

Teen Titans Go Will Watch the Original Space Jam Movie, MST3K Style

This... was unexpected. As part of the hype surrounding LeBron James’ upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy’s release, Robin, Raven, Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy are getting together to hold a viewing party of the 1996 original movie. However, they won’t be alone—Space Jam’s classic villains the Nerdlucks are invited,…Read more...
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Congressional Watchdog Skeptical of NASA’s Plan to Return Astronauts to the Moon by 2024

The Government Accountability Office said it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that a crewed lunar landing will be possible in just three and half years, citing technical risks and ongoing management issues at NASA.Read more...
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One chart shows how COVID-19 vaccines stack up against 4 worrisome variants, including the one found in India

Medical workers administer COVID-19 vaccines in Mumbai, India, April 13, 2021. Rajanish Kakade/AP Some coronavirus variants are more transmissible and can partially evade vaccine-induced antibodies. But COVID-19 vaccines appear to be effective against many variants, including those found in India. The charts below compare worrisome variants and how well leading vaccines work against them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sixteen months into the pandemic, half of all US adul...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, China, India, US, Trends, Qatar, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Who, Astrazeneca, Vaccines

Tens of thousands of avoidable Covid deaths: is Cummings right?

Analysis: Scientists agree with the former adviser’s claim, with one calling the estimate ‘conservative’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the most shocking allegations made by Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings during Wednesday’s joint parliamentary committee hearing was his claim that “tens of thousands of people died who didn’t need to die”, because of the way the government handled the Covid pandemic.His claims have some support from scienti...
Tags: Politics, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Coronavirus

Smartwatches Can Predict Your Blood Test Results, Study Finds

There’s no shortage of stories in which smartwatches have been credited with saving lives, but it turns out they can also predict the results of your blood tests, according to researchers from Duke University and Stanford University School of Medicine.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Samsung, Intel, Fitbit, Wearable Technology, Wearable Devices, Stanford University, Duke University, Michael Snyder, Ubiquitous Computing, Wear OS, Wearable Computers

PayPal Will Let Users Transfer Bitcoin to Third-Party Wallets

In spite of the environmental and regulatory ills that generally come with crypto as a currency, PayPal’s bitcoin ambitions keep on ramping up. On Wednesday, Jose Fernandez da Ponte—the company’s VP of all things blockchain—confirmed in an interview that PayPal-ers will soon be able to withdraw their crypto into any…Read more...
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Thousands of Unknown Viruses and Bacteria Are Living in Our Subways

New research out this week confirms that our subways aren’t just jam-packed with people—they’re also filled to the brim with viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. Using samples from transit stations in 60 countries, scientists have created a microbial atlas of sorts. But though the scientists have discovered lots of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Virus, Microbiology, Genomics, Microbiome, Environmental Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Microbiomes, Metagenomics, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Microorganism, Microbiomes Of The Built Environment, David Danko

OnePlus’s Wellpaper App Is a Stylish Way of Keeping Tabs on Your Smartphone Addiction

With the pandemic making people even more reliant on tech for work and education, OnePlus is hoping to improve our digital wellbeing with a clever (and free) new app for Android phones.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Science, Wallpaper, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Oneplus, Oneplus 2, Mobile App, OnePlus Nord, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet

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