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A graphic health ad made by the Australian government depicting a woman with COVID-19 gasping for air has sparked backlash

A woman in a hospital bed gasps for air as seen in a health advertisement by the Australian government. Australian Government Department of Health/YouTube The Australian Department of Health aired a controversial ad encouraging residents to get vaccinated. Critics slammed the ad for apparently depicting a young woman while vaccine eligibility in the country is restricted to people over 40. "Scaring young people that can't get vaccines is not helpful," one Twitter user wrote. See more s...
Tags: Science, Australia, International, Trends, Cnn, Scott Morrison, Paul Kelly, Morrison, Kelly, The Sydney Morning Herald, Hugh Riminton, Sky News Australia, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Bill Bowtell


CISA Gets a New Director Amidst Ongoing Ransomware Dumpster Fire

America’s top cybersecurity watchdog, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, finally has a permanent director again—and not a moment too soon.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Cisa, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency


Verizon Is Wise to Those ‘Similar Area Code’ Spam Calls

In a bid to crack down on the unwanted spam calls that seem to be afflicting Americans at an ever-increasing clip, Verizon is working on a new tool to help weed out junk calls by automatically sending them to voicemail.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Microsoft, Marketing, Spam, Telecommunications, Email Spam, Verizon Communications, Spamming, Robocall, Voicemail, Outlookcom, Technology Internet, Voip Spam


Disney Is Jacking Up the ESPN Plus Subscription Cost Yet Again

Disney is raising the monthly and annual fees for ESPN Plus effective August 13, marking the second price hike the service will undergo in the first seven months of 2021 alone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Espn


Mars and Venus will appear just a finger's width apart in the night sky on Monday and Tuesday. Here's how to see it.

A NASA composite photo created from more than 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. AP Mars and Venus will align in the sky on Monday and Tuesday, appearing almost to touch. Planets move into alignments like this, called conjunctions, fairly often. This pair last aligned in 2019. This conjunction will be easily visible. Here are the best ways to see it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mars and Venus are about to line up in the night sky, getting so cl...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Planets, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, East Coast, Venus, Magellan, NASA JPL Caltech, Venus Venus, Aylin Woodward


Star Trek: Lower Decks Teases Season 2 With 15 Seconds of Nerdy, Nerdy References

The best bits of Star Trek: Lower Decks’ first season weren’t necessarily its love-letter references to decades of Trek history. The arc its ragtag ensigns went on celebrated what a weird, wonderful, hopeful world Star Trek has, through the eyes of people in that world who love it. But as this snippet of the sophomore…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Titan, Picard, Mariner, Human Interest, Q, Television Series, William Riker, Star Trek Lower Decks, Will Riker, Brad Boimler, Lower Decks, Creative Works, Soft Science Fiction, Star Trek Characters


Richard Branson brought Stephen Colbert's headshot to space with him

Richard Branson holds up a photo of comedian Stephen Colbert that he brought with him into space, during a press conference on July 11, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon/Getty Images Billionaire Richard Branson carried a headshot of comedian Stephen Colbert into space. Colbert hosted the livestream of Branson's spaceflight on Sunday morning. Branson launched aboard Virgin Galactic's space plane - the company's first fully crewed flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. St...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Science, News, Stephen Colbert, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Colbert, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Branson, Space Plane, Tech Insider


Wellington Paranormal Has Arrived, and It's a Demonically Good Time

It’s here! The first two episodes of Wellington Paranormal, the New Zealand-made series spin-off of the 2014 What We Do in the Shadows movie, are now streaming on the CW. You could just dash over there this instant and watch “Demon Girl” and “Cop Circles,” or you could check out this “extended” trailer the CW put out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Karen, New Zealand, The Cw, What We Do In The Shadows, Cw, Wellington, Shadows, Human Interest, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Wellington Paranormal, Mike Minogue, Maaka Pohatu, Creative Works


You'll Be Able to Use a Stylus With Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3

If you were a fan of Samsung’s phablet-sized Galaxy Note, you can rest easy knowing at least its companion stylus will remain available for other devices. Samsung’s most tablet-like phone may not be making an appearance this summer at the company’s upcoming Unpacked event, but an FCC filing indicates that its best…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Samsung, Smartphones, Ipads, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Phablets, Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series, Classes Of Computers


Elon Musk's Feet Are Not Popular on WikiFeet, the Wiki for Foot Fetishists

Elon Musk’s feet are not popular with the people who likely spend the most time of anyone on the planet looking at and rating feet, outside of podiatry.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science


Amazon Gets the Go-Ahead to Track Your Sleep With Radar

On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission gave the e-commerce giant clearance to create bedside radar devices meant to track how we toss and turn at night. And while Amazon’s putting the best face possible on the innovation, it’s still all about those ad dollars.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Federal Communications Commission


Marvel's Black Widow: Let's Talk About Taskmaster

Flight. Invisibility. Super strength. All three are common answers when asked about the best comic book superpower. But Marvel’s Taskmaster—who appears in the newly released Black Widow—has one that should rank right up there. The character has the ability to mimic anything they see perfectly, which makes them a…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Black Widow, Quantum of Solace, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Hawkeye, Hydra, Ray Winstone, Olga Kurylenko, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, Taskmaster, Marvels Avengers, Entertainment Culture, Natasha Scarlett Johansson


In Neon's Memoria Trailer, Tilda Swinton Lives With a Sound She Can't Explain

“It’s like a rumble from the core of the Earth.” Neon has released the audibly fascinating first trailer for Memoria, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s English-language debut, about a woman traveling in South America while trying to solve the mystery of her “mysterious sensory syndrome.” Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, It, Pseudoscience, South America, Tilda Swinton, Cannes, Academy Award, Parasite, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Weerasethakul, Memoria, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, British Films


*SPACE PARK* Worker Placement | Exploration Game

  Space exploration is one of our favorite board game themes, and one of our favorite science topics to study. We have found a handful of favorite space themed games, most recently, SPACE PARK for 2-4 players.   The game is simple to learn, but the strategy is fun to experiment with and master! The […]
Tags: Home, Crafts, Games, Science, Logic, Board Games, Strategy games, Card Games, Homeschool, Gameschooling


Android 12's New Gaming Features Are Finally Catching Up

As the launch day for Android 12 rapidly approaches, so does Google’s announcements about upcoming features to get people excited about the update. The company today teased some new gaming features that sound pretty cool, namely that the next version of Android will let you start to play a game as you’re downloading…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Asus, Samsung, Smartphones, Computing, Oneplus, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, OnePlus TV, Mobile Linux, Technology Internet, Draftrahul


Trickbot Strikes Back

A notorious group of cybercriminals whose operations were almost totally dismantled last year seems to be back in business—in yet another example of the seemingly intractable nature of cybercrime.Read more...
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Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 Vaccine Will Reportedly Get New Warning Label Over Rare Nerve Condition

Johnson & Johnson’s covid-19 vaccine is reportedly getting a new warning label attached to it, according to the New York Times, following incidents of a rare but serious nerve condition linked to its use known as Guillain-Barré syndrome. The new warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration will not apply to the…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Johnson, Johnson Johnson


'Forever Chemicals' From Fracking Are the Nightmare Nobody Asked For

In a mashup of two environmental dangers, fracking has been producing PFAS. For at least a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency has allowed oil companies to use certain chemicals for fracking, even though the agency knew they could degrade into PFAS—a group of highly toxic chemical compounds—over time. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nature, Pollution, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Environment, Hydraulic Fracturing, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Barrack Obama, DeSmog, Groundwater Pollution, PFAS, Hydraulic Fracturing In The United States, Unconventional Oil, Per And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances


Biosignature Spotted on Venus Could Be From Volcanoes, Not Life

A team of planetary scientists said that if there is phosphine on Venus, it could have geological—not biological—origins. Their findings suggest that phosphine, a chemical often associated with microbes, could come from a reaction in the Venusian sky kicked off by volcanic eruptions on the planet’s surface.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Volcano, Venus, Astrobiology, Magellan, Planetary Science, Sousa, DaVinci, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Jonathan Lunine, Phosphine, Clara Sousa Silva, Biosignature


AT&T Just Updated Its Top-Tier Wireless Plan With Truly Unlimited Data

It often feels like wireless providers don’t really understand the definition of “unlimited,” but today, in a somewhat surprising move, AT&T announced that its top-tier Unlimited Elite plan is getting truly unlimited data that won’t get throttled regardless of how much you use. Read more...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Science, Technology, Net Neutrality, Telecommunications, Att, Biden, Science and Technology, Mobile Technology, Wireless Networking, Tethering, AT T, Data Plan, Technology Internet


Search Atlas Shows How Google Results Differ Around the Globe

How does a search engine like Google quantify, analyze, and rank information? What factors does it take into account, and how are they weighted? The algorithms that handle queries may be opaque, but the end results are clearly visible.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Search, Computing, Search Engine, Websites, Search Engine Optimization, World Wide Web, Local Search, Alphabet Inc, Search Engine Results Page, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet, Rodrigo Ochigame, Image Meta Search, Katherine Ye


Our universe may have a doppelganger full of white holes and black stars

Einstein and other early proponents of quantum mechanics felt strongly that black holes, somehow, were the key to solving the whole… universe problem. How did the universe get here? When did it get here? How big is it? What’s it made of? Unfortunately, our position in the cosmos makes it difficult to answer any of those questions. We’re stuck here about 1,500 light years away from the nearest black hole. Scientists have posited many explanations for the existence of black holes, but all we reall...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Einstein, Neural


AT&T's Priciest Unlimited Data Plan Is Now Actually Unlimited

It often feels like wireless providers don’t really understand the definition of “unlimited,” but today, in a somewhat surprising move, AT&T announced that its top-tier Unlimited Elite plan is getting truly unlimited data that won’t get throttled regardless of how much you use. Read more...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Science, Technology, Net Neutrality, Telecommunications, Att, Biden, Mobile Technology, Wireless Networking, Tethering, AT T, Data Plan, Technology Internet


Intruder-Blasting Sprinkler Is an AI-Powered Substitute for an Old Man Yelling at Kids to Get Off His Lawn

Growing grass is a delicate process that requires diligent watering and a lack of people stomping across your lawn all day. Ryder from YouTube’s Ryder Calm Down channel had the former but struggled with the latter until he built an AI-powered sprinkler to scare the neighbors off his lawn.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Plants, Water Management, Irrigation, Natural Environment, Land Management, Lawn, Sidewalk, Grasslands, Agronomy, Human Activities, Poaceae, Agricultural Soil Science, Ryder Calm


The Witcher's Henry Cavill Promises He'll Grunt Less in Season 2

Geralt of Rivia—Henry Cavill’s version of him, especially—is known for many things, from monster-slaying to sitting rather handsomely in a bathtub. But perhaps one of his most infamous traits after season one of the Netflix series of him doing nothing but glowering and grunting his way across…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Henry Cavill, Witcher, Cavill, Andrzej Sapkowski, Kim Bodnia, Geralt, CD Projekt Red, Ciri, The Witcher, Doug Cockle, Cd Projekt, Geralt of Rivia, Creative Works, Blood Of Elves


France will require people to be vaccinated to enter a restaurant or attraction this fall

Emmanuel Macron seen on November 21, 2020 in Paris. LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images France will soon start requiring people to use a COVID-19 "health passport" to get into nonessential establishments. People will have to show they have the COVID-19 vaccine, recently recovered from the virus, or have a recent negative COVID-19 test. The policy will go into action in August, Macron said. See more stories on Insider's business page. French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monda...
Tags: Health, Science, France, International, Trends, Afp, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Getty Images France, Vaccine Passports, Speed desk


France will require people to use a 'health passport' to enter a restaurant or attraction this fall

Emmanuel Macron seen on November 21, 2020 in Paris. LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images France will soon start requiring people to use a COVID-19 "health passport" to get into nonessential establishments. People will have to show they have the COVID-19 vaccine, recently recovered from the virus, or have a recent negative COVID-19 test. The policy will go into action in August, Macron said. See more stories on Insider's business page. French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monda...
Tags: Health, Science, France, International, Trends, Afp, Emmanuel Macron, Johns Hopkins University, Macron, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Getty Images France, Vaccine Passports


Meet the Baby Juicero You Didn’t Know You Needed

America polishes its turds. It is our way. Now, MSCHF—the net arty drop factory behind blood sneakers and a cookies giveaway plugin—has created an online monument to shit with a gift shop of souvenirs from a generation of IoT and trash robots. The objects that inspired them passed on without so much as a boop, for we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, America, Equipment, Culture, Kickstarter, Keurig, Alexa, Jibo, Juice, Elizabeth Holmes, Juicer, Great Pacific, Twerk, TWERKING, Juicero


Sonequa Martin-Green Loves Being a Sci-Fi Superstar

For years Sonequa Martin-Green, the former Walking Dead star and current captain on Star Trek: Discovery, heard the same rumors we all did. Rumors that NBA superstar LeBron James was going to take the mantle left by Michael Jordan and make another Space Jam for Warner Bros. That talk had been floating around since…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Once Upon A Time, It, Star Trek, Michael Jordan, Nba, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Don Cheadle, Tamara, Martin, Sasha, Space Jam, Martin Green


Utah's Great Salt Lake Dropped to a Record Low

The Great Salt Lake in Utah, the biggest salt lake in the western hemisphere, is plunging to historic low levels as the region suffers through a vast and relentless megadrought. Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Environment, Antelope Island, Salt Lake City, Lake, US Geological Survey, Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake, Jordan River, Spencer Cox, Salton Sea, Kevin Perry, Geography Of The United States, Geography Of California, Environment Of California



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