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NASA's Perseverance rover has been on Mars 100 days. Its best photos show mysterious rocks, false rainbows, and helicopter flights.

Perseverance took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter on April 6, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Seán Doran NASA's Perseverance rover has spent 100 days on Mars. Perseverance has beamed photos from the red planet back to Earth almost daily. The best pictures show mystery rocks, river-delta cliffs, and the Ingenuity helicopter in flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. As of Tuesday, NASA's Perseverance rover has spent 100 days on the red planet. Perseverance ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Mars, Helicopter, Santa Cruz, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Jezero, Aria Bendix, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA


‘Zero’: how the UK papers covered a day without a single reported Covid death

All eyes now turn to whether this makes an easing of England’s Covid measures on 21 June more likelySee all our coronavirus coverageGood news is broadcast across Wednesday’s front pages, as editors seize a rare opportunity to report on hope in the battle against the coronavirus.Many papers suggest that the first day without a single Covid death for 10 months means the complete easing of lockdown restrictions will go ahead in England as planned on 21 June. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Media, UK News, Newspapers, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


The NSA Reportedly Used Denmark's Internet Cables to Spy on European Politicians

French and German political leaders are “seeking full clarity” after a recent report has alleged that the U.S. colluded with Denmark several years ago to spy on European government officials—even going so far as to read bureaucrats’ emails and text messages.Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Angela Merkel, Articles, Edward Snowden, Denmark, National Security, Espionage, National Security Agency, Mass Surveillance, Emmanuel Macron, Frank Walter Steinmeier, S S, Global Surveillance, Peer Steinbrück, Global Surveillance Disclosures


The Return of Vision Is Still Uncertain, According to Paul Bettany

We know when we’re going to see Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda again, but the same can’t be said about her WandaVision co-star. In a new interview, actor Paul Bettany said he isn’t sure when, or if, Vision could come back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, he doesn’t even have a contract in place.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Emmy, Avengers, Wanda, Doctor Strange, Vision, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy, Tommy, Scarlet Witch, Scarlett Witch, Bettany, Fictional Characters, WandaVision


Come on and Slam, and Welcome to the Space Jam: A New Legacy Funko Pops

Space Jam: A New Legacy is nearly upon us, and if the company’s wild mishmash of nightmarish Warner Bros.-affiliated tie-ins and Bugs, Daffy, and new best friend LeBron James pinging themselves around a WB server to play basketball wasn’t enough, well, so cometh the inevitable tie-in such brand crossover demands: the…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Target, Robin, Sylvester, Dom, WB, Tex Avery, Looney Tunes, Space Jam, Marvin the Martian, Funko, Daffy Duck


The Final Conjuring 3 Trailer Manages to Make Even a Classic Blondie Jam Sound Scary as Hell

If you’re a horror fan, chances are you’ve already got your Friday night plans set: the third Conjuring movie, tantalizingly subtitled The Devil Made Me Do It, will be arriving in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Fittingly, Warner Bros. has released one final trailer to hint at the frights to come.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Ed, Warner Bros, Annabelle, McGoldrick, Patrick Wilson, James Wan, Vera Farmiga, Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring, David Leslie Johnson, Ed and Lorraine Warren, Michael Chaves, David Leslie Johnson McGoldrick


The World’s Richest Countries Have Given $190 Billion to the Fossil Fuel Industry Since 2020 Alone

The world’s leading economies have made lots of commitments lately about reducing carbon emissions, but their actions tell a different story. A report released Tuesday finds that between January 2020 and March 2021, G7 governments pumped $190 billion into supporting coal, oil, and gas, with the U.S. taking the prize…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, World, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Subsidies, Sustainable Energy, Fossil fuel divestment, Fossil Fuel, Group of Seven, Tearfund, Energy Economics, Resource Economics, Renewable Energy Commercialization, Energy Subsidy


Elon Musk Is Indeed Pissing the SEC Off With His Tweets

Regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission have sent Tesla two separate warnings about CEO Elon Musk being on thin ice for his tweets in recent years, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, cautioning that the entrepreneur’s recent posts were in violation of a 2018 settlement agreement mandating that…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, SEC, Wall Street Journal, Hyperloop, Securities And Exchange Commission, Tesla Model S, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, The Boring Company, Car Classifications, Criticism Of Tesla Inc


Israel offers a glimpse of life after herd immunity: With 80% of adults vaccinated, cases have dropped to 15 per day

Pedestrians walk on a boulevard in Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021. Amir Cohen/Reuters Israel lifted some of its last COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday as new cases declined to 15 per day. Some experts think Israel has reached herd immunity by vaccinating 80% of adults. But international travelers could still bring the virus in, despite Israel's tight travel restrictions. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the US scrambles to incentivize people to get vaccinated, Israel is r...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Ukraine, Gaza, West Bank, East Jerusalem, Vaccines, Gaza Strip, Galilee, Yale School of Public Health, Kaiser Family Foundation, Ben Gurion


ViacomCBS Avoided Nearly $4 Billion in Tax on Franchises Like Spongebob and Star Trek: Report

Paramount Pictures has found a way to avoid paying taxes on franchises including Spongebob Squarepants, Mission: Impossible, and Star Trek by routing revenue from international licensing through a complicated network of foreign subsidiaries, according to a new study. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Articles, Tax, Joe Biden, Economy, Tax Avoidance, Att, Paramount Pictures, Viacom, Corporate Tax, Shari Redstone, International Taxation, Business Finance, Global Issues, Kadet


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Channels Superbad With Seth Rogen's Release Date Reveal

The brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated movie from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be released August 11, 2023. We know this because Rogen revealed it on his Twitter by posting a photo straight out of Leonardo’s notebook.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Seth Rogen, Leo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Brendan, Rogen, Leonardo, Donnie, Point Grey, Evan Goldberg, Jeff Rowe, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


A piece of space debris punched a tiny hole in the International Space Station, damaging a robotic arm

Photos show damage to a robotic arm on the International Space Station, May 28, 2021. NASA/Canadian Space Agency A piece of space debris has struck the International Space Station. NASA found a hole in one of the station's robotic arms, though it's still working. Scientists monitor 23,000 pieces of space junk that could harm the station, but some debris is too small to track. See more stories on Insider's business page. A piece of space debris has punched a hole in one of the I...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Canada, International Space Station, New Zealand, Astronauts, Iss, Space Junk, Space Debris, Kessler, Canadian Space Agency, Aylin Woodward


Tesla Makes Cars in Texas but Has to Re-Import Them to Sell in the Lone Star State

The Texas legislature adjourned on May 31 without making any changes to the state’s auto dealer franchise laws—meaning that the only way for Tesla to sell electric cars made at its forthcoming factory in Austin will be to ship them out of state and re-import them.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Cars, Tesla, Austin, Nikola Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Lucid, Greg Abbott, Lone Star State, Motor Vehicles, Business Finance, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks


The iPhone 13's Battery Is Rumored to Be Up to 18% Bigger... Just in Time

The iPhone 13 rumors keep streaming in. Apple prognosticator Ming-Chi Kuo recently hinted bigger batteries were coming, but it looks like we now have an idea of how much bigger.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Ming Chi Kuo


You Can Now Ditch Uber for a Driver-Owned Rideshare App in New York City

The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called “Co-op Ride,” created by…
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, California, New York City, Social Issues, Transport, Waze, Doordash, Business Models, Erik Forman, States Of The United States, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Lyft And Uber Drivers Strikes, Michael Ugwu


*PROFESSOR NOGGINS* Earth Science

It’s great to find a science resource that kids enjoy but that can also be used in conjunction with a variety of different topics throughout the year. Earth science is such a broad topic, I actually use this particular Professor Noggin trivia box (which we always love!) to narrow down such a broad topic. It’s […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, Earth, Single player, Geography, Card Games, Homeschool, Gameschooling


Editor-in-Chief of Top Medical Journal Steps Down Over Podcast That Downplayed Racism

Howard Bauchner, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association—one of the foremost publishers in the scientific world—is stepping down at the end of the month, following recent controversy over how the journal and one of its editors dismissed the issue of racism in medicine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Journal of the American Medical Association, Howard Bauchner


Lego Masters Season 2 Judges Tease Curious Builds and Covid Filming Challenges

A person in possession of just six Lego bricks can create almost a billion different combinations. So when you consider the second season of Fox’s reality competition show Lego Masters gives the contestants 5 million bricks to choose from, the scope and variation of the creations becomes almost unfathomable. “There…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Fox, Lego, Will Arnett, LEGO Company, Lego Jurassic World, The LEGO Group, Television Series, Lego Masters, Creative Works, Amy Corbett, Jamie Berard


You Have a Week to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk, Do It Now

Users of Amazon Ring and Echo have only about a week to opt-out of the tech giant’s sketchy new IoT service, Sidewalk. The feature goes live on June 8th and promises to share an encrypted sliver of your home network with the networks of other nearby Amazon IoT device users as a way to “improve services.” Unless you…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Computing, Wireless, Mesh Networking, Science and Technology, Wireless Networking, Ring, Internet Privacy, Amazon Ring, Amazon Sidewalk, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


*PROFESSOR NOGGINS* Ocean & Countries of the World

  We’ve covered quite a few science topics this year and Professor Noggin trivia boxes have been one big reason why! It’s really easy to create a science unit with books, art projects, videos, games, and some trivia to pull it all together. We recently studied Ocean life and Countries of the World in this […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, World, Single player, Card Games, Homeschool, Gameschooling, NOGGINS Ocean


Sweet Tooth Will Make You Fall in Love With an Adorable Deer Boy

There’s so much content being released these days it’s tough to keep track of what’s good and what isn’t worth your time. One thing that can help a project stand out above another is a nice, solid recommendation and has io9 got one for you: Netflix’s adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s DC comic Sweet Tooth. It’s phenomenal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert Downey Jr, Netflix, Iron Man, Sweet Tooth, Jeff Lemire, Will Forte, Gus, Susan Downey, Jim Mickle, Beth Schwartz, Team Downey, Fictional Characters, Nonso Anozie, Video Game Characters, Tommy Jepperd


No UK Covid deaths announced for first time in 10 months

News raises optimism in No 10 for unlocking despite warnings from scientists over third waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has reported no deaths from Covid in a day, for the first time in 10 months, raising optimism in Downing Street that England could forge ahead with the final stage of the roadmap despite scientists warning that extra restrictions might be needed to control a third wave.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, hailed the statistic as proof that ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Downing Street, Conservative Leadership, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID


Battlestar Galactica's Bear McCreary Knows What Concert Nerds Have Been Missing

Here’s what you need to know about Bear McCreary, the legendary-in-his-own-time composer for Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Outlander, and so much more: there’s a part of him that’s bummed he’s not playing a concert right now. Thankfully there’s a fix for that; as io9 can exclusively reveal, he has a new BSG…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, George Harrison, Albums, Battlestar Galactica, John Williams, Ambition, Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Outlander, Bear Mccreary, Rage Against The Machine, Rob Bricken, Basil Poledouris, Elmer Bernstein


This Bobcat Family Calling a Burned Out Tree Home Is All of Us

In a part of California badly scorched by the devastating Woolsey Fire, the National Park Service found three bobcat kittens—bobkittens, if you will—inside the charred cavity of an oak tree. It’s a sweet sign that animals are finding ways to adapt to the climate crisis, but also a sad reminder that they shouldn’t have…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Bobcat, Lynx, Joanne Moriarty, Geography Of The United States, Regions Of The United States, Mammals Of North America, Fauna Of The Western United States, Woolsey Fire the National Park Service


David Lynch's Troubled, Doomed, Fascinating Dune Movie Is Coming to 4K

Love it or hate it—and its director certainly hates it—David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic Dune is unlike any other movie. Lynch’s young but already idiosyncratic vision, paired with his inexperience directing a massively budgeted sci-fi epic blockbuster, clashed constantly with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Kyle Maclachlan, Taylor, David Lynch, Large, Mike White, Dune, Frank Herbert, Lynch, Toto, Alan Splet, Raffaella De Laurentiis, Antony Gibbs, Freddie Francis, Christopher Tucker


The Apple TV App Is Now Available on Nvidia Shield TV Devices

After Google and Apple reached a deal to bring the Apple TV app to Android TV devices late last year, this week Nvidia has now added support for Apple TV to its Shield TV devices. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Android TV, Apple TV, Computing, Nvidia, Smart TV, Portable Media Players, GeForce Now, Networking hardware, Shield TV, Nvidia Shield TV, Video Game Consoles, Digital Media Players


Space Junk Has Blasted a Hole in a Key Space Station Tool

Low Earth orbit can be a dangerous place, as a recent incident involving Canadarm2 confirms.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Pollution, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Space Debris, Outer Space, Low Earth Orbit, Canadarm, Space Shuttle Program, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident, Robotic Manipulators, Power Switchbox, Sts 132


UK Covid dashboard showing ‘zero deaths’ but also flashing warning signals

Analysis: vaccine programme could sever link between infections and deaths but there are reasons to be seriously doubtfulCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor those who are urging the government to later this month, Tuesday’s announcement of ‘zero deaths’ in the UK will be cited as further proof of the necessity to end the delay.Certainly, the country has come a long way since the new year Covid surge, when the daily number of infections reached a peak of more than 68...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Clever Maker With Hand Tremors Turned a Smartphone Gimbal Into a Soldering Iron Stabilizer

Instead of giving up on hardware hacking after developing a hand tremor that hindered their ability to do precise soldering, Jonathan Gleich leveraged their maker skills to come up with a very clever solution: a re-purposed smartphone gimbal that now holds and stabilizes a soldering iron.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Inventions, Tom Hanks, Tremor, Science and Technology, Soldering, Gimbal, Parkinson, Gyroscope, Solder, Liftware, Jonathan Gleich, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


‘Scary stuff’: International Space Station robotic arm struck by space junk

‘Lucky strike’ did not endanger seven astronauts on boardNot known what debris struck station or when it occurredThe sudden appearance of a small hole in a robotic arm aboard the international space station (ISS) has brought renewed attention to the danger posed by space junk. Related: Chinese cargo craft docks with future space station in orbit Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss



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