Cuba’s Government Has Blocked Access to Facebook and Telegram Amid Protests

Cuba’s government has restricted access to social media in the country amid raging protests over economic turmoil stemming from the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Software, Computing, Cuba, Telegram, Operating Systems, Internet Censorship, Bruno Rodriguez, Alp Toker, NetBlocks

WandaVision's Director Has Been Tapped to Helm a New Star Trek Movie

From Westview to boldly going, director Matt Shakman—who’s had a hell of a great day already; did you see how many Emmy nominations WandaVision, which he directed all nine episodes of, racked up?—has just been announced as the director of Paramount’s as-yet-untitled new Star Trek film for producer J.J. Abrams. The…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Marvel, Star Trek, Jj Abrams, Emmy, Quentin Tarantino, Space Opera, Noah Hawley, Paramount, Picard, Matt Shakman, Television Shows, Human Interest, Science Fantasy, Pet Sematary

WHO warns of ‘chaos’ if individuals mix Covid vaccines

Chief scientist says organisation is awaiting data on studies combining vaccines but that health agencies can make decision to mix shotsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization’s chief scientist has advised individuals against mixing and matching Covid-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, saying such decisions should be left to public health authorities.“It’s a little bit of a dangerous trend here,” Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing on Monday after a question a...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Soumya Swaminathan, Coronavirus

Tennessee department of health to stop vaccine outreach and events for children and teenagers for all diseases - including COVID-19

Nurse Matt Robinson, Patient Care Coordinator at the Methodist University Hospital COVID-19 Unit, tends to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients as the hospital prepares for the distribution of the Pfizer vaccine in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., December 14, 2020. Kevin Fogarty/Reuters Tennessee's Health Department is stopping all vaccine outreach for teens and children. The directive applies to vaccines for all diseases, and includes events at schools. The suspension comes a day aft...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, Tennessee, Associated Press, Vaccine, States, Republican Party, Department Of Health, Memphis Tennessee, Pavia, Tennessee Department of Health, Lisa Piercey, TDH

Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study

Researchers behind estimate say more needs to be done to raise public awareness of linkAlcohol is estimated to have caused more than 740,000 cancer cases around the world last year, and experts say more needs to be done to highlight the link.There is strong evidence that alcohol consumption can cause various cancers including those of the breast, liver, colon, rectum, oropharynx, larynx and oesophagus. Research suggests that even low levels of drinking can increase the risk. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Breast Cancer, Alcohol, Cancer, Research, Society, Medical Research

Warner Bros. and Dune Will 'Overbook' IMAX Theaters... to Watch a Trailer

IMAX and Gofobo have announced a special fan screening, promising a first-come, first-served “full house” event. It’s for the world premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune—not the movie, mind you, but its newest trailer. Guess the pandemic’s over now?Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Denis Villeneuve, Dune Will Overbook IMAX Theaters, Gofobo

Cryptozoo's First Trailer Reveals a Gorgeous and Dangerous Animated World

Writer-director Dash Shaw’s Cryptozoo—featuring animation direction by Jane Samborski—explores the limits of personal responsibility and the importance of stepping back to consider the big picture from time to time, especially one’s own ever-shifting place within it. io9 got to view the film early at Sundance, but now…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Actors, Sundance film festival, Michael Cera, Sundance, Lauren, Peter Stormare, Lake Bell, Louisa Krause, Zoe Kazan, Grace Zabriskie, Dash Shaw, Angeliki, Cryptids, Angeliki Papoulia

Facebook Will Now Let Groups Appoint "Experts" in an Effort To Combat Misinformation

Sick to death of the misinformation that has been running rampant on its platform for years now, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out new measures aimed at curbing the spread of fake news by allowing group administrators to appoint designated “experts” in their spaces.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Articles, Social Media, Human Behavior, Fact Checking, Misinformation, Deception, Facebook Group, Observation, Fake News, Disinformation, Technology Internet, Propaganda Techniques

Watch Thousands of Fish Get Dropped From a Plane Into a Utah Lake

Thousands of 3-inch fish splashed down into about 200 high-altitude lakes in Utah over the past week, as the state’s wildlife department restocked its water bodies by plane. The work is done by plane because the lakes are inaccessible by ground transit, especially when carrying so many fish in hundreds of pounds of…Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Trout, Utah Lake, Salmo, Rainbow Trout, Cold Water Fish, Fish Stocking, Neopterygii, Splake, Matt Mckell, Salvelinus, Protacanthopterygii, Tiger Trout, Salmonidae, Salmoniformes

Apple Pay Is Reportedly Getting a "Buy Now, Pay Later" Feature

Sorry, iPhone users. Your wallets are about to take a huge hit.Read more...
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5 reasons why living in space is way harder than solving climate change

You can hardly blame Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and all their rich buddies for ditching planet Earth to have a hot billionaire summer in space. After all, even rich people were stuck inside for a year while the COVID-19 pandemic raged its way around the globe. Who among us couldn’t use an out-of-this-world vacation? But it can be difficult not to feel a little salty over the fact that us regular poor folk can only dream of leaving atmosphere. Meanwhile, Elon Musk’s out there plannin...
Tags: Startups, Space, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Earth, Next Featured, Richard Branson Jeff Bezos Elon Musk

Notorious Ransomware Gang REvil Mysteriously Disappears After Causing Global Havoc

After causing international mayhem, a notorious cybercrime group appears to have disappeared. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Dark Web, Computer Security, The Fbi, JBS, US Agency, Lawrence Abrams, Darkside, Kaseya

Deadpool and Korg Want to Show You Their New Superpower: Corporate Synergy

While much of the fuss around Disney’s 2019 acquisition of 20th Century Studios (née Fox) was about which Marvel characters might finally make their debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, here’s something else people should have expected to see more immediately from the acquisition: somewhat cringe-worthy chunks of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Deadpool, Thor, Ryan Reynolds, Korg, Taika Waititi, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, 20th Century Studios, Entertainment Culture, Draftuntitled Deadpool Film

Manatees Are Dying in Florida at a Truly Upsetting Rate

Manatees, the gentle giants of the seas, are perishing in unprecedented numbers.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Environment, Mammals, Save The Manatee Club, Bayer AG, Manatee, St Johns River, Ron DeSantis, Marine Mammal, Brevard County Florida, Indian River Lagoon, Vertebrates, Sewage Treatment, Red Tide, Algal Bloom

Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Best Moment Is About the Horror of Mecha Warfare

Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway, the latest entry in the beloved mecha franchise, isn’t really a movie that’s focused on its action. It’s more interested in the politics of its world than it is the giant robots that have made Gundam a merchandising powerhouse for decades. But when it does get around to squaring off its…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Sunrise, Mecha, Hathaway, Gundam, Military Science Fiction, Mobile Suit Gundam, Bandai Namco Holdings, Military Fiction, Gustav Karl, Gigi Andalucia

No, Reddit Didn't Kill 2 Popular Video-Downloader Bots

Unlike many other platforms, Reddit’s earned a reputation for embracing the countless weird and wacky bots its users have created to run wild on the platform. And while some of these bots have gone to that great Github in the sky, reports that two beloved video-downloader bots were getting the axe this week apparently…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Aim, Software, Reddit, Github, Instant Messaging Clients, Kik Messenger, Internet Bots, Cross Platform Software, Video Game Bot, Savevideobot

Masten Space Systems to develop a GPS-like network for the Moon

Masten Space Systems, a startup that’s aiming to send a lander to the Moon in 2023, will develop a lunar navigation and positioning system not unlike GPS here on Earth. Masten’s prototype is being developed as part of a contract awarded through the Air Force Research Laboratory’s AFWERX program. Once deployed, it’ll be a first-of-its-kind off-world navigational system. Up until this point, spacecraft heading to the Moon must carry equipment onboard to detect hazards and assist with navigation. T...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Artemis, Leidos, Masten Space Systems, Kuhns, Masten, Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Air Force, Private Spaceflight

Moon’s Wobble Will Intensify Flooding Along U.S. Coasts by the Mid-2030s, Research Suggests

Recurrent high-tide floods are expected to worsen as sea levels continue to rise on account of climate change, but, as a new study warns, a regularly occurring 18.6-year cycle involving the Moon could trigger unprecedented flooding along U.S. coasts in the 2030s. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Moon, Sea Level Rise, Tidal Flooding, Sea Level, Flood, Earth Sciences, Geodesy, Tides, Coastal Flooding, Bill Nelson, Phil Thompson, Tide, Bodies of Water

Elon Musk Is Correct, I Am Specifically Attacking Space Itself and Not Just His Mars Colonization Project

Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has big plans to abandon our endangered species and colonize Mars, under the theory that a planet whose conditions are inimically hostile to human life will make us less endangered. Fair enough.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Mars, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Outer Space, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Hawthorne California, Businesspeople, Star Trek Enterprise, Whitney Kimball, Colonization Of Mars, Spacex Mars Program, Exploration Of Mars

Luke Skywalker's Mandalorian Cameo Is Getting Its Own Behind the Scenes Special

A week after Luke Skywalker returned on The Mandalorian’s season two finale, Disney+ released a 70-minute behind-the-scenes special breaking down the whole season—or rather, the whole season, minus the revelation of Luke Skywalker’s return. Now, with that massive spoiler no longer so massive, Lucasfilm and Disney+ are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, Jedi, Dave Filoni, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Din Djarin, Grogu, Fictional Cyborgs

Apple's MagSafe iPhone 12 Battery Pack Is Here, and I'm Not Impressed

When Apple announced the iPhone 12's MagSafe magnetic charging feature, we assumed that a MagSafe version of Apple’s Smart Battery Case would follow closely behind. After all, it immediately seemed like the most obvious use of the new, and arguably best, iPhone 12 feature. Why it wasn’t ready to go when the iPhone 12…Read more...
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Read the Unhinged Complaints to the FCC Over SNL Being Mean to Trump and White People

White people didn’t pay their hard-earned tax dollars over the past four years so that public servant Michael Che can get away with calling the president a ding-dong. Thankfully, many patriots have told the FCC all about it.
Tags: Science, Fcc, Vladimir Putin, Comcast, Social Issues, White People, Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin, Dave Chappelle, Trump, The Secret Service, Lorne Michaels, Michael Che, Television Shows, Weekend Update, dave Chappell

A brief history of Stephen Colbert's friendly 'feud' with billionaire Richard Branson

Richard Branson holds up a photo of comedian Stephen Colbert that he brought with him into space, during a press conference after the flight, July 11, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon/Getty Images Late night host Stephen Colbert and billionaire Richard Branson have had an ongoing friendly feud. Branson has doused Colbert with water and pulled down his pants on Colbert's shows. Most recently, Branson brought a tiny on Sunday. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Sunday, Virgin G...
Tags: Science, News, Entertainment, Stephen Colbert, Barack Obama, Trends, Virgin Galactic, David Bowie, Colbert, Richard Branson, Colbert Report, Branson, British Virgin Islands, Tech Insider, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Virgin Galactic Blue Origin

15 Movies You Had No Idea Spawned Massive Multi-Film Franchises

The Marvel Cinematic Universe can’t hold a candle to The Land Before Time. There are movies that under normal circumstances would come and go, and barely be remembered—but these decided to stick around a little bit longer. io9 has collected some of the strangest films to spawn full-fledged franchises.Read more...
Tags: Frozen, Science, Films, Disney, Corn, Sony, Kevin Bacon, Cinderella, Sony Pictures, Johnson, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Buddy, Tremors, Eddie Murphy, Sean Connery, Hilary Duff

Ring's Security Cameras Now Offer End-to-End Encryption, but You'll Have to Opt In

Amazon-owned Ring is making end-to-end encryption for its security cameras available globally.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Amazon, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Encryption, Cryptography, Home Automation, Nest, Doorbell, Ring, Adt, End To End Encryption, Netgear, Smart Doorbell, Neighbors

11 Things Your Laptop Can Do That You Might Not Know About

Most of us have been using a laptop to work and play for years and years, but aside from your well-worn routines, have you actually explored every utility and feature that would make your life easier? Are you sure? Take a trip off the beaten track to some of the lesser-known features and options available to you—from…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Microsoft, Safari, Software, Windows 95, Computing, Sony, Roku, Signal, Microsoft Windows, Screenshot, Clipboard, macOS, Taskbar, System Software

Covid origins: Australia’s role in the feedback loop promoting the Wuhan lab leak theory

Blanket reporting in News Corp papers has been denigrated for relying on dubious sources – yet the theory itself has taken on new life“BAT MAN” screeched the headline in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph on 28 April 2020. “Chinese scientists linked to virus probe worked in Australia.”“An exclusive investigation can reveal the Five Eyes intelligence agencies of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK and US, are understood to be looking closely at the work of a senior scientist at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Peng ...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, US, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Australian media, News Corporation, News Corp, Daily Telegraph, Wuhan, Sharri Markson

NASA’S Lucy Spacecraft Will Carry a Time Capsule for Future Earthlings

NASA engineers installed a time capsule on the Lucy spacecraft late last week, intended for future astro-archaeologists to retrieve and interpret. The time capsule is a plaque that includes messages from Nobel Laureates and musicians, among others, as well as a depiction of the solar system’s configuration on October…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Queen, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Orhan Pamuk, Martin Luther King Jr, Jupiter trojans, Lucy, Carl Sagan, Spacecraft, Veritas, Planetary Science, Brian May, Louise Glück

Shudder's Vicious Fun Grins Its Way Through Serial-Killer Mayhem

Twenty-five years ago, the first found great success dropping characters who happened to be horror-movie fans into a slasher plot ripped from the aisles of Blockbuster Video. Vicious Fun, a new Canadian horror-comedy now streaming on Shudder, offers a similar scenario but with a protagonist whose love of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Film, Thrillers, Sarah, Blockbuster, David Koechner, Jason Voorhees, You, Maniac, Cody Calahan, Slasher, Horror Film, Robert Maillet, Film Genres, Slasher Film, Julian Richings

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