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Airbnb's Pandemic Party-Blocking Spree Rages On

Airbnb is still firmly insisting that you stop partying in its rentals, punctuating that request with swift action as it continues to cancel what it deems to be “suspicious” bookings across the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Science, Tourism, Airbnb, Vacation Rental, Hospitality Industry, Breit, Ben Breit, Hospitality Services, Pandemic Party


‘Masking for trouble’: what the papers say about Johnson lifting Covid restrictions

Prime minister’s announcement that most coronavirus rules will be scrapped is dissected by the pressBoris Johnson’s announcement that most coronavirus restrictions will be lifted from 19 July – while acknowledging that new cases could reach 50,000 a day before then – dominates today’s front pages.The Guardian’s top story, under the headline “Johnson sweeps away lockdown restrictions in Covid-19 gamble”, focuses on the PM raising the possibility of reintroducing restrictions in the autumn, warnin...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Newspapers, Infectious Diseases, Johnson, Coronavirus


GETTR, the Pro-Trump Social Media Platform, Gottrd Hacked On Its Launch Day

GETTR — the new “patriot-friendly” social media platform established by former Trump adviser Jason Miller — was hacked on July 4, the same day the network had its official launch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Trump, Jason Miller, Pro Trump Social Media Platform


REvil Gang Takes Credit for Massive Kaseya Attack and Asks for $70 Million Ransom

The REvil ransomware gang has taken credit for the Kaseya attack that has affected more than 1,000 companies worldwide and prompted an investigation by U.S. intelligence agencies. The criminals are asking for a $70 million ransom in bitcoin to publish a public universal decryptor that will unlock all affected…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Crimes, Patch, Solarwinds, Conti, U S Federal, Kaseya, Fred Voccola, REvil


That Time Spider-Man Went Back in Time For Plant Genocide

What makes a Worst Episode Ever? A total absence of fun? Anything resembling a coherent plot? An inability or perhaps unwillingness to honor its source material? Low-quality production? Should it be so bad it’s good, or should it hurt you with its badness? The answer, I think, can be any of these—which is why choosing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jackie, Spider, Spider Man, Electro, Mary Jane, Spidey, Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Smithers, Venom, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, Doctor Octopus, Alternative Versions Of Spider Man, Fictional Cyborgs


Richard Donner, the Legend That Brought Superman to Cinematic Life, Has Died

Superman director Richard Donner, the beloved filmmaker whose hits behind the camera also include The Goonies, Lethal Weapon, and his work as a producer on X-Men and and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has passed away at the age of 91.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Superman, Dc Comics, Bryan Singer, Warner Bros, Mel Gibson, Assassins, The Goonies, The Twilight Zone, The Omen, Wolverine, Richard Lester, Richard Donner, DONNER, Human Interest


Custom Magic 8-Ball Answers Just One Morbid Question: How You're Going to Die

Since 1946, the indecisive have been relying on Abe Bookman’s Magic 8-Ball to help guide their most critical life decisions, but there’s one question the toy hasn’t been able to answer: how someone will die. So Stuart Gorman created the Tragic 8-Ball which instead reveals a person’s morbid demise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Mattel, Running With Scissors, Majin Buu, Fictional Characters, Abe Bookman, Magic 8 Ball, Stuart Gorman


Don’t Let Your iPhone Even Get Near This Cursed Wifi Network

A security researcher and his iPhone’s wifi have gotten strangely familiar with Murphy’s law in the past few weeks. Based on his experience, we now know about yet another cursed wifi network that we must avoid. But this time, your iPhone doesn’t even have to connect to the network to mess up. Read more...
Tags: Science, Murphy


The Many Lives of Spider-Woman

Jessica Drew has lived a long, strange life in the pages of Marvel Comics. From unlikely origins to parenthood struggles—with a secret invasion in between—Jessica’s tale as the Spider-Woman will make her an important part of Sony’s webslinging follow up to Into the Spider-Verse, where she’ll be played by Issa Rae. But…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Sony, Marvel Comics, Samuel L Jackson, Hydra, Spider Man, Jessica, Jonathan, Jess, Mordred, Magnus, Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Ben Reilly, Issa Rae


A Sunscreen for Pavement Could Help Keep Cities Cool

The heat dome baking vast swaths of the U.S. and Canada has put the dangers of extreme heat on display. It points to the need for urgent adaptation so that cities don’t overheat, and that means reducing the urban heat island. Absent planting more trees, there may be other solutions to help keep cities cooler as the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Chemistry, Canada, Air Pollution, Pollution, Pavements, Urbanization, Climatology, Building Materials, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Urban Heat Island, Titanium Dioxide, Climate Forcing, Pavement Technology Inc


Craig of the Creek's Special Ending Theme Was Summertime Sadness Personified

For the past week, the kids of Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek have been building up to and teetering on the brink of war with one another as part of the third season’s “Capture the Flag” arc. Despite all the obvious warning signs, there was little Craig to do to stop his fellow Creek Kids from being won over by…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Cartoon Network, Craig, Xavier, Creek, Jeff Rosenstock, Ben Levin, Television Series, Craig of the Creek, American Television Series, Entertainment Culture, Animated Television Series


51,000-Year-Old Bone Carving Suggests Neanderthals Were True Artists

Patterns deliberately etched onto a bone belonging to a giant deer is further evidence that Neanderthals possessed the capacity for symbolic thought.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Anthropology, Human Behavior, Stone Age, Sapiens, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Neanderthal, Silvia Bello, Neanderthal Anatomy, Stone Age Europe, Early Modern Human, Anatomically Modern Humans, Behavioral Modernity, Dirk Leder


It Took Over 900 Hours to Design and 3D Print This Self-Launching Miniature Roller Coaster

Tired of spending endless hours waiting in line to ride the latest and greatest roller coaster at your local amusement park? Why not invest all that time designing and 3D printing a roller coaster of your very own like YouTube’s 3d_coasters has?Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Roller Coasters, Amusement Parks, Coaster, Amusement Rides, John Wardley, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation, Nolimits, Simulation Software


Transformers War for Cybertron: Kingdom's Trailer Unleashes the Beasts

From the toylines to the movies, to the TV shows, everyone’s getting a bit feral in the world of Transformers—and the final chapter of Rooster Teeth’s animated take on the conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons over their home world is no exception.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Transformers, Megatron, Decepticon, Optimus Prime, Fictional Characters, Cybertron, Transformers Comics, Science Fiction Weapons, Creative Works, The Transformers The Movie, Autobot


Israel may have to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions this week as the Delta variant drives a rise in new cases

A teenager receives a dose of a coronavirus vaccine at a Clalit healthcare maintenance organisation in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 21, 2021. Israeli officials have reinstated some COVID-19 travel restrictions and an indoor mask mandate. The Delta variant is driving a surge in infections - Israel is now counting about 300 cases per day. The country may limit gatherings and impose restrictions on unvaccinated people again this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel may...
Tags: Science, News, Masks, Israel, Trends, Levy, New York Times, Delta, Pfizer, Naftali Bennett, Mediterranean Sea, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Health Ministry, Tel Aviv Israel, Jerusalem Post, Chezy Levy


Montana and Idaho Have Legalized Killing Wolves on a Massive Scale

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) have been persecuted in the U.S. since the arrival of Europeans. By the 20th century, they had been driven to near-extinction. Narrowly pulled back from the brink by endangered species protections and reintroductions in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in the 1990s, they are one of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Montana, Environment, Idaho, Hunting, Wolves, Yellowstone National Park, Mammals, Coyote, Scavengers, Elk, Mike Phillips, David Parsons, Michael Robinson, Safari Club, Wildlife Management


Fear Street Part 2: 1978's First Trailer Is Already Dragging Us Back to Hell

Fear Street’s first movie, set in 1994, might have only just set its slasher sights on Netflix. But the anthology is back for more this Friday, teasing that, as with any good horror killer franchise, it’s never over when our heroes think it is.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, RL Stine, Nightwing, Dick Grayson, Shadyside, Leigh Janiak, Fictional Characters, Fear Street, Creative Works, English Language Films, Upcoming Films


Independence Day Has Aged Beautifully After 25 Years

It’s been 25 years since the first time I ever bought advanced tickets to see a movie. I know this because that movie was Independence Day, and it opened 25 years ago this week. After seeing its unforgettable Super Bowl commercial, I immediately became obsessed with the movie and knew I had to see it as soon as…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, It, Super Bowl, Will Smith, Mae Whitman, Alien, Bill Pullman, Dean Devlin, Arrested Development, Steve, Constance, Independence Day, Roland Emmerich, Jeff Goldblum


Terrifying Magnetic Mouth Clamp Pitched as a Rapid Weight Loss Tool [Updated]

Researchers in the United Kingdom and New Zealand developed an oral device that uses magnets to prevent a person from fully opening their mouths, restricting them to a liquid-only diet to help them lose weight. Many scientists and advocates have denounced the device as barbaric and say the research behind it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Obesity, Beat, Eating Disorders, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Binge Eating, Binge Eating Disorder, Tom Quinn, National Eating Disorders Association, Salge Blake, Clinical Medicine, Chelsea Kronengold, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma


Terrifying Magnetic Mouth Clamp is Actually a Cheaper and Safer Alternative to Weight Loss Surgery

Researchers in the United Kindom and New Zealand have developed a unique alternative to bariatric surgery—invasive medical procedures performed for weight loss purposes—with an oral magnetic locking device that limits how far the wearer can open their mouths and, in turn, the type of foods they can eat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Weight Loss, Surgery, New Zealand, Bariatric Surgery, United Kindom, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma, Bariatrics, Digestive System Surgery


Surging Covid and unlocking: does England risk being a variant factory?

Many scientists argue that lifting all restrictions at this stage will increase likelihood of dangerous variantsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid cases in the UK are rising exponentially, largely in younger age groups who are more likely to be partially or completely unvaccinated. What does this mean for the risk of new variants popping up? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


A map shows the 13 states most at risk from COVID-19, all with high levels of Delta and below-average vaccination rates

COVID-19 testing. Rick Pescovitz The 13 US states at most risk from COVID-19 include Arkansas, Nevada, and Missouri, according to Covid Act Now. The organization uses CDC data and is partnered with Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown Universities. The highest risk states include those with lower vaccination rates and more cases of the highly infectious Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. most at risk from COVID-19 include those with below-average vaccination rat...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Missouri, Arkansas, Healthcare, Delta, Nevada, Vermont, South Carolina


Remains of a tiny mouse inside a carnivorous pitcher plant

In this video, a carnivorous pitcher plant is upended to examine the remains of an unfortunate rodent that fell in. If you don't want to see it, but want to see what it feels like to see it, here is a screenshot of a young observer at the moment of truth. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Gardening, Science, News, Flora


How to Turn Your Car Into a Tiny Camper

I lived in a van for five years, which is quite a long time. In fact, I lived in that thing for longer than I’ve lived in any other place since leaving my childhood home. Strangely, I found moving out of a van to be more stressful than moving into one. I was afraid I was going to miss the freedom that comes with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Camping, Tesla, Skills, Human Behavior, Toyota, Agnes, Subaru Outback, Efren, Toyota RAV4, Sprinter, Mattress, Honda CR V, Mazda CX, Dometic, Human Activities


What Was the Earliest Music?

People talk about the break between rock ‘n roll and punk, or punk and post-punk, but they almost never talk about micro-fluctuations in musical taste circa ten thousand years ago. Music history tends to start, for the non-musicologist, with the big-deal classical composers, progressing onwards through swing, big…Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Articles, Classical Music, Iliad, Music History, Composer, Latin, Mary, Johann Sebastian Bach, University of Dayton, Guido, Isidore, Euripides, Naomi Weiss, Clara Schumann


A map shows the 12 states most at risk from COVID-19, all with high levels of Delta and below-average vaccination rates

COVID-19 testing. Rick Pescovitz The 12 US states at most risk from COVID-19 include Arkansas, Nevada, and Missouri, according to Covid Act Now. The organization uses CDC data and is partnered with Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown Universities. The highest risk states include those with lower vaccination rates and more cases of the highly infectious Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. most at risk from COVID-19 include those with below-average vaccination rat...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Missouri, Arkansas, Healthcare, Delta, Nevada, Vermont, South Carolina, Topol, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


I Hate That Conoco Is So Good at Social Media

There’s a video on YouTube I keep coming back to, even though I absolutely hate it. It’s a 46-minute mix of songs titled “Lofi glug glug mix – beats to drive/study to.” The buzzy, mostly wordless electronic tracks are set to an animation of an anime girl driving a car with a cheerful Shiba Inu hanging its tongue out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Shiba Inu


The fast-spreading Delta virus is now dominant in California and at least 4 other states, experts say

A Covid-19 warning sign in Los Angeles, California. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images The highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant is set to become dominant in the US soon. Data from California officials suggests Delta is already dominant there. Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri and Utah also published data showing that the variant is dominant. See more stories on Insider's business page. Data shows that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is already dominant in five states of the US. Th...
Tags: Utah, UK, Science, California, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, Missouri, Arkansas, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Financial Times, Johnson Johnson


Getting vaccinated is 'the most patriotic thing you can do,' Biden said, as the US missed its goal to inoculate 70% of adults by July 4

President Joe Biden at a Fourth of July BBQ event at the White House South Lawn. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated at his July 4 speech at the White House. It came as the US missed its target of getting 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4. The highly-infectious Delta variant is also rapidly spreading across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden said during July Fourth celebrations on Sunday that getting vaccinated is "the m...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, White House, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Delta, World Health Organization, Biden, Anthony Fauci, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, White House South Lawn


The fast-spreading Delta virus is now dominant in California and at least 4 other states, data indicates

A Covid-19 warning sign in Los Angeles, California. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images The highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant is set to become dominant in the US soon. Data from California officials suggests Delta is already dominant there. Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri and Utah also published data showing that the variant is dominant. See more stories on Insider's business page. Data shows that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is already dominant in five states of the US. Th...
Tags: Utah, UK, Science, California, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, Missouri, Arkansas, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Financial Times, Johnson Johnson



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