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Watch the Adorable Sweet Tooth Series Get Even More Adorable With a Blooper Reel

If you’re still upset about Netflix’s horrendous USA Today front-page Sweet Tooth ad last week—and you should be—this might help you calm down a tiny bit. Netflix has released a short blooper reel for the show, adapted from the comic by Jeff Lemire, and if you thought the series was cute, well, you haven’t seen…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Usa Today, Adorable, Sweet Tooth, Jeff Lemire, Human Interest, Speculative Fiction, Anozie, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture


Sony's First Drone Is a $9,000 Professional-Grade Beast

Earlier this year, Sony teased the development of its first-ever drone, and today that drone is finally getting an official debut. Say hello to the $9,000 Airpeak S1. Yes, that’s right: $9,000.Read more...
Tags: Science, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Helicopters, Dji, Sony, Phantom, Rotorcraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Sony Fx3


Contract worker at a Los Angeles County vaccine center was charged with stealing over 500 blank vaccine cards

Covid-19 vaccine cards help you remember when to get your second shot. Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald LA County DA George Gascón charged an LA County health contractor with stealing 500 blank vaccine cards. The nonclinical contract worker worked at the Pomona Fairplex vaccine center. Prosecutors alleged that the value of each stolen card was close to $15. See more stories on Insider's business page. A contractor working at a Los Angeles County vaccination center was charged ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Las Vegas, Ahmed, Pomona, Los Angeles County, LA County, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Fairplex, George Gascon, Gascon, KNBC, Pomona Fairplex, Azmi Haroun


Apple TV+'s Alien Invasion Series Looks Suspiciously Invasion-Free

Apple TV+ has made a very interesting choice for the first trailer for its 10-part alien invasion sci-fi drama, simply—ever so simply—titled Invasion. Instead of showing anything about the titular extraterrestrial attack, the trailer is mostly focused on people almost entirely going about their individual lives, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Apple TV, Deadpool, Emmy, Alien, Invasion, Sam Neill, Simon Kinberg, Human Interest, Jakob Verbruggen, Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Alien Invasion, Firas Nassar, Creative Works


Biden Will Reportedly Buy 500 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses to Donate Globally

The Biden administration just struck a deal with Pfizer to buy 500 million doses of the covid-19 vaccine from the pharma giant, with plans to donate the doses to countries that need them, sources familiar with the pact told the Washington Post on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, Washington Post, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Clinical Trials, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


I Would Rather Die Than Let Facebook Monitor My Heart Rate

Facebook is reportedly developing a smartwatch to take on Apple, and while those of us who have been paying attention to Facebook’s shenanigans for several years now are cringing, clearly there’s a market for Facebook hardware—look at the success of its smart display, Portal.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Facebook Monitor My Heart Rate


Rogue One's Crew Is Finally Getting the Star Wars Figures They Deserve

Back when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—and therefore, because it’s a Star Wars movie, its oodles upon oodles of merchandise—was coming out, Hasbro had yet to introduce its game-changing “photoreal” face-printing technology, which meant your action figures of Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and pals didn’t perhaps look as…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Films, Fiction, Death Star, Hasbro, Rogue One, Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Bodhi Rook, Ben Daniels, Cassian, Jyn Erso, Baze Malbus


Portugal delays Lisbon lockdown easing – as it happened

This blog is now closed. You can find the latest Covid stories here:See all our coronavirus coverage 12.05am BST This blog is now closed. You can find the latest Covid stories here: 11.19pm BST Boris Johnson and Joe Biden will draw comparisons with Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt by signing a new Atlantic charter in an attempt to show UK and US leadership can frame a post-Covid order in the same way the 1941 charter signed by the two leaders prefigured a new world order after...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Winston Churchill, Portugal, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Lisbon, US UK


SpaceX’s Starlink Wants To Provide Your In-Flight WiFi

There’s no faster way to win the hearts and minds of the people than by bringing them fast, reliable internet on an airplane. Elon Musk knows this, and that’s maybe why his space company, SpaceX, is reportedly in talks with “several” airlines in a bid to provide their crafts with WiFi via the company’s growing …Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, StarLink


A Little Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported improvements in their depression symptoms afterward. It also found that people felt similar improvements with a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Ketamine, Nitrous Oxide, Johnson Johnson, Treatment Resistant Depression, Neurochemistry, Euphoriants, Health Medical Pharma, Psychoactive Drugs, Management Of Depression, Nmda Receptor Antagonists, General Anesthetics, Dissociative Drugs, Nicotinic Antagonists, Nagale


Google does not auto-fill some searches like 'coronavirus lab leak' in part to avoid leading users to results that aren't 'authoritative', according to the head of Google's health division

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google does not auto-populate searches for "coronavirus lab leak." Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm aims not to lead people to non-authoritative info. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of Google's...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei


These Chinese Elephants Are Viral Stars—and Total Nuisances

There’s a new group of Internet influencers hailing from China who are taking the world by a storm—or should I say stampede. They’re not TikTok stars or YouTubers, though they do frequently appear on both platforms. They can’t even hold phones, because they’re elephants. Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Animals, Elephants, Grand Theft Auto, Mammals, War Elephant, Asian Elephant, Proboscideans, Elephants In Ancient China


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, without a pilot. His launch will be unlike any prior US spaceflight.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on July 20. Bezos, his brother, and an auction winner will experience weightlessness for three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior US launch, with no pilot and possibly no spacesuits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos is preparing to rocket...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos


Russia Threatens to Leave ISS Because U.S. Sanctions Are Actually Working

Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Roscosmos, said Russia will pack its bags and leave the International Space Station by 2025 unless the United States lifts sanctions that are currently impeding the country’s space sector. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Putin, Government, Russia, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Biden, International Relations, Alexei Navalny, Roscosmos, TASS, Dmitry Rogozin, Gennady Padalka, Jonathan McDowell


Making Ghostbusters: Afterlife Was a Family Affair

It’s always disconcerting trying to accomplish something with someone looking over your shoulder while you do it. It’s even more awkward when it’s a parent, especially if you’re trying to do something that they’re old hands at. So pity poor Jason Reitman, who had to make the entirety of Ghostbusters: Afterlife with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Oscar, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Reitman, Ivan Reitman, Slimer, Ghost Corps, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead

In a shocking move, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline has announced it will no longer move forward with the project. The controversial pipeline has been at the center of a fight over Indigenous treaties, land rights, and the permitting process. Now, it’s dead.Read more...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Environmentalism, Keystone Pipeline, Keystone Xl, Oil sands, Donald Trump, Bill Mckibben, Petroleum, Enbridge, Oil Change International, Athabasca Oil Sands, Petroleum Industry, Business Finance, Oil Pipelines


DOJ Vows to Hunt Down Whoever Let the Public Know How Little Billionaires Pay in Taxes

This week, ProPublica released a massive scoop—a treasure trove of financial records showing how some of the U.S.’s wealthiest billionaires scamper off with virtually no tax burden. And the U.S. government knows exactly what to do in response: find whoever released those embarrassing records and incarcerate the shit…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, Science, Barack Obama, Tesla, Tax, Joe Biden, Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos, Propublica, Donald Trump, Doj, Michael Bloomberg, Tax Investigation


Here's What NASA's Probe Saw When It Flew Past Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft was able to capture new images of the moon Ganymede during a close flyby on Monday. The natural satellite, the biggest moon in the solar system, has an icy surface that covers an interior of rock and iron.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Io, Junocam, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Draftplanetary Glaciology


Marvel Returns to Roleplaying, a New Warhammer Box Set, and More Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This time Marvel invades the tabletop with a flurry of cards and dice, Games Workshop lifts the lid on the next Age of Sigmar edition’s starter set, and get ready to sink your teeth into more Vampire: The Masquerade. Check…Read more...
Tags: Science, Roleplaying


Jurassic World: Dominion's First Footage Will Play With F9 in IMAX Theaters

Life has found a way and fans are going to get their first look at next year’s Jurassic World: Dominion very soon. Universal Studios will debut a “special extended preview of the film” exclusive to IMAX theaters attached to the upcoming film F9, and it’ll bring us to a time we’ve never seen in the Jurassic franchise:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Jurassic Park, Imax, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Chris Pratt, Smith, Michael Crichton, Universal Studios, Colin Trevorrow, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Giacchino, Sam Neill, Dominion


Biden Order Declares TikTok Not Quite a Threat to National Security, Yet

The Biden administration passed an executive order on Wednesday that seeks to create a “criteria-based” framework for establishing whether foreign-owned apps present national security risks or not. In so doing, the regulation overturned three executive orders previously signed by former President Trump that took a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Software, WeChat, Biden, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Mobile Applications, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Biden Family, Application Software, Donald Trumptiktok Controversy


Scientists Find Unusual Form of Iron and Copper in Brains of Alzheimer's Patients

A group of scientists say they’ve made a surprising and potentially very important discovery in the brains of two people with Alzheimer’s disease: traces of a particular form of iron and copper deep inside deposits of amyloid plaque, a key marker of the fatal disease. The find raises more questions about how…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Copper, Physical Sciences, Alzheimers Disease, Chemical Elements, Amyloid Beta, Amyloidosis, Branches Of Biology, Native Element Minerals, Health Medical Pharma, Transition Metals, Histopathology, Neil Telling, Amyloid Plaques


Stranger Things Adds 4 New Cast Members, Plus a Podcast, Games and More

Almost two years have passed since we last saw the kids from Hawkins, Indiana, and while we don’t know exactly when they’ll return just yet, there are lots of Stranger Things items to hold us over until then. Today, Netflix dropped a ton of news starting with four new members to join the cast for the upcoming season,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Actors, Netflix, Stranger, Kelly, Patrick, Chrissy, Hawkins, Vickie, Winona Ryder, Stranger Things, David Harbour, Amybeth McNulty, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink


Decades-old ASCII adventure Nethack may hint at the future of AI

Machine learning models have already mastered Chess, Go, Atari games, and more, but in order for it to ascend to the next level, researchers at Facebook intend for AI to take on a different kind of game: the notoriously difficult and infinitely complex Nethack. “We wanted to construct what we think is the most accessible ‘grand challenge’ with this game. It won’t solve AI, but it will unlock pathways towards better AI,” said Facebook AI Research’s Edward Grefenstette. “Games are a good domain to...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, NLE, Dota, ASCII, Facebook research, Facebook AI Research, Grefenstette, Nethack, Edward Grefenstette Games, Atari Dota, Grefenstette You


Apple is Finally Launching In-App Podcast Subscriptions

Apple is launching podcast subscriptions next week, according to an email from Apple to podcasters obtained by The Verge. Beginning June 15, you’ll be able to pay to subscribe to select shows and networks to receive content early and ad-free.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Congressman Asks Forest Service to Change the Course of Earth’s Orbit Around the Sun

Congressperson Louie Gohmert (R-TX) would seriously like the federal government and “BLM” to turn its attention from evidence-based measures to mitigate climate change and look into altering the rotation of the Earth and/or moon. It’s unclear whether he’s trolling or sincerely trying to derail attention in order to…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nasa, Earth, Forest Service, Louie Gohmert, American People Of German Descent, Right Wing Populism In The United States, States Of The United States, Judge Advocate Generals Corps United States Army, Jennifer Eberlien


Loki Is Already Laying the Groundwork for Marvel's Multiverse of Madness

Loki, like Disney+’s WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier before it, is telling a new story about its titular character as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that spotlights him in ways Marvel Studio’s movies previously haven’t. But the series’ premiere episode, “Glorious Purpose,” featured a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Disney, Iron Man, Thor, Thanos, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Wiccan, Elizabeth Olsen, Loki, TVA, Jean Grey, Sam Raimi, Jane Foster, Kang


New Quantum Microscope Can See Tiny Structures in Living Cells

A team of researchers in Germany and Australia recently used a new microscopy technique to image nano-scale biological structures at a previously unmanageable resolution, without destroying the living cell. The technique, which employs laser light many millions of times brighter than the Sun, has implications for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Germany, Microscope, Optics, Microscopes, Microscopy, Quantum Mechanics, Raman, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Photon, Technology Internet, Optical Microscope, Laboratory Techniques, Warwick Bowen


Google doesn't auto-fill searches for the lab leak theory to avoid leading users to results that aren't 'authoritative,' according to the head of Google's health division

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google does not auto-populate searches for "coronavirus lab leak" to curb misinformation. Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm does not want to lead people to non-authoritative info. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei, Feinberg


Quantum leap for medical research as microscope zooms in on tiny structures

Australian scientists develop a microscope that works with 35% more clarity, raising hope for improvements in medical imagingAustralian researchers have developed a microscope that can image tiny biological structures that were previously not visible in what has been described as a significant step for quantum technology.It is believed to be the first time that quantum technology has improved on existing light microscopes, which in future may lead to improvements in medical imaging and navigatio...
Tags: Science, Technology, Biology, Australia news, Physics, Medical Research



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