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Facebook and Instagram Are Rolling Out (More) Financial Incentives for Influencers

If you thought the deal couldn’t possibly get sweeter for the influencers that flock to Facebook and Instagram to simultaneously bolster their social media followings and line their pockets, think again: On Tuesday, both platforms announced that they’ll be stepping up their respective games in the coming weeks by…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Networks, Social Media, Software, Computing, News Media, Operating Systems, Internet Celebrity, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


Tom Hiddleston Caught Up His Loki Co-Stars With On-Set 'Loki Lectures'

Loki takes Tom Hiddleston’s shapeshifting god of mischief out of his usual friend (and frenemy) circle and transposes him into a strange new world at the Time Variance Authority, filled with equally strange new characters. So what happens if you’re one of the few arbiters of the MCU’s goings-on involved? If you’re Tom…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Thor, Kate, Kenneth Branagh, Owen Wilson, Tom Hiddleston, Joe, Tom, Loki, Taika Waititi, Anthony Russo, MCU, Herron, Charlie Wood, Fictional Characters


Discovered in Australia, 'the southern titan' - a 16 foot tall dinosaur almost the length of a Boeing 737 - has been classified as a new species

Dr. Scott Hocknull and Robyn Mackenzie pose with a 3D reconstruction and the humerus bone of "Cooper," a new species of dinosaur discovered in Queensland and recognized as the largest ever found in Australia. Eromanga Natural History Museum/Handout via REUTERS A dinosaur found in Australia is now one of the 15 largest in the world. "The southern titan" is 16 feet tall and a little under 100 feet long. Scientists categorized it as a new species believed to have lived 92 to 96 million year...
Tags: Science, Australia, Trends, Queensland, Brazil, Dinosaurs, Boeing, Cooper, Outback Queensland, Cooper Creek, Robyn Mackenzie, Sarah Al Arshani, Scott Hocknull, PeerJ Australotitan


Samsung Overhauls the SmartThings App Even Though It’s Killing the SmartThings Hub

Samsung just overhauled the user interface for its SmartThings smart home app, which includes a redesigned home screen and reorganization of menu items. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Companies, Computing, Nvidia, Smartthings, ADT Security, Nvidia Shield TV, Samsung Galaxy Home, One UI, Connected Home Over Ip, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet


Ingenuity has done it again: NASA's Mars helicopter landed in a new spot it had never seen before

The Perseverance rover captured Ingenuity in mid-air during its second flight on April 22, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed its seventh flight on Mars. The space helicopter landed in a new airfield that had only been imaged by a Mars-orbiting spacecraft. Ingenuity is on an extended mission to help NASA practice for future Mars helicopters. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has defied expectations on...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Helicopter, Planetary Science Division, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Tech Insider, Ken Farley, Lori Glaze, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover


As a Green Bubble, I Appreciate Apple’s FaceTime Olive Branch

The minute I saw Apple’s mockup of a FaceTime call taking place on an Android browser at its WWDC keynote, I texted my best friend. “Apple announced FaceTime for Android users,” I wrote her. “You can make a Zoom-like meeting link, and then I can join you from my phone.” I typed out three consecutive sobbing emojis to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Smartphones, Computing, Apple Id, Facetime, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Assistive Technology, Google Duo, Cross Platform Software, Videotelephony


NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter beamed back close-up photos of the planet's largest moon, Ganymede, for the first time in 2 decades

The Juno spacecraft (left) flew past Ganymede (right) on Monday. NASA/JPL-Caltech; NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS NASA's Juno spacecraft zipped past Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, on Monday. Juno snapped an up-close portrait of the ice-encrusted moon for the first time in 20 years. NASA expects more Ganymede images soon, as well as data about its icy shell, which could hide an ocean. See more stories on Insider's business page. Grey, heavily cratered, and peering out from the bl...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Jupiter, Solar System, Spacecraft, Planet, Grey, Juno, Galileo, Ganymede, NASA JPL Caltech


Lake Mead’s Water Supply Has Dropped to the Lowest Level Since the Hoover Dam Was Built

A severe drought gripping parts of the western United States has caused Lake Mead’s water supply to dip to historically low levels this week, threatening a vital source of drinking water in a region that has been plagued by near continual drought conditions for decades.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Drought, United States, Nevada, Reservoirs, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Hoover Dam, Tom Buschatzke, Geography Of The United States, Regions Of The United States, States Of The United States, Disaster Accident, Patricia Aaron


Patrick Stump's Spidey and His Amazing Friends Theme Is a Web-Slinging Bop

Whether it’s the classic ‘60s bop, the ‘90s heavy metal guitar wails, or the pop-rock goodness of Spectacular Spider-Man, Peter Parker’s animated adventures have always had some pretty banging theme songs. His latest animated show, aimed at younger audiences, is no exception, thanks to Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Missy Elliot, Spider Man, Patrick, Pete, Patrick Stump, Spidey, Peter Parker, OCK, Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales, Kamala Khan, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, Creative Works


Dungeons & Dragons Returns to Magic: The Gathering With a New Sourcebook For Magic School

Want to trade out delving dungeons for magic class, wizarding sports, and intra-faction rivalries by snotty schoolkids made all the more snottier by the fact they have the power to throw a fireball at you? Well, good news: Dungeons & Dragons is packing its school bag and popping over to the world of Magic: The…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Education, Role playing games, Nerd Culture, Dungeons Dragons, Magic The Gathering, Wizard, Arcana, Magic School, Ravnica, Parallel Universes In Fiction, Magic In Dungeons Dragons, Unearthed Arcana, Character Class


Nasa spacecraft captures first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in decades

Juno passed within 645 miles of Ganymede, the closest any spacecraft has come to the moon since 2000Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades.Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miles (1,038km). The last time a spacecraft came that close was in 2000 when Nasa’s Galileo spacecraft swept past our solar system’s biggest moon. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Jupiter, Juno, Ganymede


A 2019 video shows scientists from the Wuhan CDC collecting samples in bat caves - but the agency hasn't revealed any findings

A woman looks at a model of a bat cave at the Wuhan Nature History Museum on June 1, 2021 in Wuhan, China. Getty A video from December 2019 shows Wuhan CDC experts collecting virus samples in local bat caves. Yet the Wuhan CDC said it did not store or study coronaviruses or bat viruses prior to the pandemic. US intelligence is investigating the possibility that the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the World Health Organization&#...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, News, Washington Post, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Npr, Wuhan, Bats, Hubei


It's About to Really, Really Suck to Lose Your iPhone

The evolution of the phone as a do-everything device edged forward this week with Apple’s announcement of iOS 15. And while some of the new features seem handy, the real-world implications could create a world of hurt.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Watch 6 Glorious Minutes of Tig Notaro Getting Digitally Added to Army of the Dead

Almost every big-budget movie uses copious amounts of VFX, and it’s always quite satisfying to see what those movies looked like before the VFX was added—and how much effort it took the CG animators and artists to create the finished product. However, this VFX showcase video from Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tig Notaro, Films, Actors, Netflix, Comedians, Chris, Entertainers, TIG, Zack Snyder, Dave Bautista, Notaro, Army of the Dead, Chris Delia, Entertainment Culture, Tig Notaro Getting Digitally Added to Army


Here's What's in the Senate's Massive Bill Funding the Tech War With China

Sweeping legislation that would start to unleash about $250 billion in federal funding encourage U.S. technological competition with China is set to easily clear the Senate as early as Tuesday, Reuters reports. Here’s what’s in it.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Senate, China, Joe Biden, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Winter Olympics, Donald Trump, Huawei, Reuters, National Science Foundation, Barron, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Endless Frontier Act, Chinaunited States Relations


Watermelons on Mars TKTK [DO NOT PUBLISH]

It’s unfortunate that delicious watermelons are not currently among those species known to be native to Mars. Thankfully, neither are cops. So a story the New York Times published on Tuesday stating that, contrary to expectations, police had found watermelons on the Red Planet was sort of a mixed bag even if the story…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hell, New York Times, Satan, Shit, The New York Times, Futurism, Red Planet, Joe Schmoe, Pulitzer Prizes, American Journalism, Hellscape, Mass Media In The United States


Watermelons on Mars TKTKTK [DO NOT PUBLISH]

It’s unfortunate that delicious watermelons are not currently among those species known to be native to Mars. Thankfully, neither are cops. So a story the New York Times published on Tuesday stating that, contrary to expectations, police had found watermelons on the Red Planet was sort of a mixed bag even if the story…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hell, New York Times, Satan, Shit, The New York Times, Futurism, Red Planet, Joe Schmoe, Pulitzer Prizes, American Journalism, Hellscape, Mass Media In The United States


Netflix's Locke & Key Shares a Return Date and a Ton of New Images

Locke & Key’s first season actually debuted last February—but considering all that happened in 2020, it might as well have been 10 years ago. Fortunately, there’s finally some news on when we’ll get more from the Netflix series, adapted from the IDW graphic novels by and Gabriel Rodríguez.
Tags: Science, Fiction, Software, Netflix, Joe Hill, Gabriel, Locke, IDW, John Locke, Time Travelers, Locke Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, Creative Works


Adobe Claims Creative Apps Optimized for M1 Macs Now 80% Faster

Seven months after Apple revealed its homegrown M1 processor, we’re finally starting to see its true potential as more third-party apps arrive with native support. Now Adobe has updated a batch of longtime staples that, at least according to Adobe, show impressive performance improvements thanks to Apple silicon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Adobe, Steve Jobs, Intel, Macintosh, Macbook, Computing, Rosetta, M1, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Computer Architecture, macOS, Apple M1


Bryan Fuller Is Remaking Stephen King Killer Car Classic Christine

Like many of us, filmmaker Bryan Fuller is a huge fan of author Stephen King. Unlike many of us though, he going to turn that passion into actual content. He’s going to make a new movie based on the King novel Christine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Stephen King, Hannibal, John Carpenter, Christine, Arnie, Blum, Fuller, Bryan Fuller, Human Interest, Christine Read, Given Names, Creative Works, English Language Films, Serial Drama Television Series


COVID-19 vaccines could be available for kids as young as 6 months old starting this fall

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer and Moderna said they could have COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months by the fall. Pfizer told The New York Times it would start testing its vaccine in infants in the next few weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 vaccines could be available for children as young as 6 months in the US by the fall, Pfizer and Moderna told The New York Times on Tuesday.Pfizer announced on Tuesday that it was testing its COVID-19 vaccine in 5- t...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, The New York Times, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Coronavirus, Bancel, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


ProtonMail Unveils an Overdue Makeover and New Features

ProtonMail, the popular encrypted email service, has significantly updated its look and feel for the first time since the company’s public beta launch 7 years ago. It’s also rolled out some new features that are worth checking out. Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Free Software, Protonmail, Webmail, Secure Communication, Internet Privacy, ProtonVPN, Proton Technologies, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Computer Security Software


Nevada Takes a Baby Step Toward Banning Lawns

A megadrought has stricken the Southwest, taking a massive toll on ecosystems, drinking water, farms, and more in seven states. One of those states, Nevada, is taking a permanent step to protect dwindling water resources by cracking down on the scourge of useless lawns.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Las Vegas, Nevada, Southwest, Colorado River, Las Vegas Valley, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Lawn, Patrick Donnelly, Steve Sisolak, Geography Of The United States, Regions Of The United States, States Of The United States


Wisconsin Pharmacist Who Destroyed Hundreds of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Sentenced to 3 Years Prison

On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced Steven Brandenburg, the Wisconsin pharmacist whom police say deliberately sabotaged hundreds of covid-19 vaccine doses last December, to three years in federal prison, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Brandenburg had earlier admitted to tampering with the vaccines over…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Wisconsin, Pfizer, Clinical Trials, Brandenburg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Moderna, Health Sciences, Steven Brandenburg, Covid 19 Vaccine, Law Crime, Covid 19 Vaccines, Pfizerbiontech Covid 19 Vaccine


DC's League of Superpets Film Reveals Cast of Many Good Boys and Girls

DC’s just dropped a surprise first look at Krypto’s appearance in League of Superpets, its new animated movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Superman’s beloved canine pal. But that’s not the only news: Krypto’s bringing some big stars with him to round out the team of, well, super pets.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Superman, The Rock, Bruce Wayne, Dc, Kevin Hart, Johnson, Ghostbusters, Natasha Lyonne, Vanessa Bayer, Keanu Reeves, John Krasinski, Dwayne, Diego Luna, John Wick


Satellites Capture Images of Huge Dust Storm Heading to the Americas

Well, here we go again. A bounty of Saharan dust has made its way out to sea and is currently moving through the central Atlantic Ocean. If it continues its westerly trek, it could interrupt a possible tropical storm forming off the coast of Nicaragua.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Americas, Storm, Nicaragua, Dust, Earth Sciences, Atlantic Ocean, Sahara, Saharan Air Layer, Hazards, Dust Storm, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Disaster Accident


Anime Legend Yoko Kanno Will Return to Compose Netflix's Cowboy Bebop

I mean... you can’t do Cowboy Bebop without wanting to jam, right?Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Yoko Kanno


What to Know About the Latest Covid-19 Lab Leak Hype

The debate over the origins of covid-19 is reaching a fever pitch. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal published an article describing a report circulated within the U.S. government last year, which found that a virus research lab in Wuhan, China plausibly could have been the source of the pandemic. At the same time,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Wall Street Journal, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Amy Maxmen, Wuhan China, Richard Muller, Animal Diseases, Coronavirus, Steven Quay, Kristian Anderson, Medical Specialties, Coronaviridae, Zoonoses, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, Covid 19 Pandemic


Netflix's Sweet Tooth Advertorial in USA Today Was Beyond Irresponsible

In Netflix’s new live-action adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s DC Comics series Sweet Tooth, the sudden appearance of half-human/half-animal hybrids during a pandemic prompts many “regular” humans to begin hunting and murdering the hybrids out of fear and, quite literally, open speciesism. Timed with Sweet Tooth’s premiere,…Read more...
Tags: Usa, Science, Dc Comics, Articles, Netflix, Back To The Future, Human Behavior, Newspaper, Tabloid, Usa Today, Robert Zemeckis, Printing, Gannett, Marty Mcfly, Jeff Lemire, Misinformation


Scream-Detecting Drones Could Save You

Screaming into the void may be a thing of the past. A team of researchers said this week that they’ve developed a system that would allow rescuers to fly drones over disaster areas and identify the sounds of people trapped who are screaming for help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Articles, Drone, Bees, Screaming, Science and Technology, Microphone, Beekeeping, Emerging Technologies, Insect Reproduction, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident, Macarena Varela



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