Shang-Chi Actress Michelle Yeoh Provides New Details on Her Character

The reigning queen of martial arts cinema, Michelle Yeoh, has offered up some info on her role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.Read more...
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NSO Group’s Spyware Reportedly Used in Attempted and Successful Phone Hacks of Journalists and Activists

A list of more than 50,000 phone numbers and a subsequent investigation has led a consortium of 17 news organizations to believe that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used to attempt or successfully carry out hacks on the phones of journalists, human rights activists, and more.Read more...
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Neutron Stars Have Mountains That Are Less Than a Millimeter Tall

A team of astrophysicists recently used new models of neutron stars to map the mountains—tiny raised areas—on the stars’ otherwise perfectly spherical structures. They found that the greatest deviations were still extraordinarily small due to the intense gravitational pull, clocking in at less than a millimeter tall.Read more...
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You Can No Longer Say ‘I Do’ on Zoom in New York

A virtual avenue for marriage that sprung up during the pandemic in the state of New York is no more. As of late last month, Zoom weddings are no longer legal. That means if you want to get married, you have to do so in person in the presence of someone authorized to perform the ceremony.Read more...
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Mark Hamill Discusses His Role in Masters of the Universe: Revelations

Hamill has also made a name for himself in the voice-over community, most notably lending his voice to the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. Per his recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Star Wars actor chatted about voicing Skeletor in Kevin Smith’s animated series Masters of the…Read more...
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Ready to tackle MIT's recommended reading list for summer 2021?

As we enter the heart of summer, many of us will find ourselves with added time for relaxation and deep reading. The following titles represent a selection of recent offerings from MIT faculty and staff. Happy reading!Novel, Biography, and Memoir"The Planet After Geoengineering" (Actar, 2021)By Rania Ghosn, associate professor of architectureThis graphic novel makes climate engineering and its controversies visible in five stories assembled from the deep underground to outer space. Each "geo-sto...
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The Walking Dead Universe Book Cover Revealed by AMC Networks

AMC Networks, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Comics revealed the new cover to the book The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe from illustrator Brian Rood.Read more...
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Beta prompts UK moves over France – but all variants could flourish after Monday

Analysis: making fully vaccinated travellers returning from places with lower infection rates quarantine, while the virus runs wild here, is difficult to comprehendCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s pendulum swing from “freedom day” to unlocking with “extreme caution” relayed a shift in the government’s thinking – that the relaxation of almost all restrictions at this stage comes with significant risk. The move to make fully vaccinated people returning fr...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Conservatives, UK News, World news, South Africa, Delta, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Reunion, Mayotte, Coronavirus

Space Jam: A New Legacy Takes Box Office's Top Spot This Weekend

The first Space Jam starring Michael Jordan was released in 1996 and opened with $27.5 million. By the time the film ended its run, the overall domestic total was $90 million in box office sales.Read more...
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The Guardian view on Covid and the world: the pandemic’s impact is growing | Editorial

Cases are soaring in many countries, and the social and political effects are becoming clearer“At the root of every pandemic is an encounter between a disease-causing microorganism and a human being … It is a social phenomenon as much as it is a biological one,” writes Laura Spinney in her book Pale Rider, arguing that Spanish flu “pushed India closer to independence, South Africa closer to apartheid, and Switzerland to the brink of civil war”.It will be a long time before we, or our descendants...
Tags: Science, India, Africa, World news, Colombia, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Jacob Zuma, Switzerland, Cuba, Laura Spinney, Coronavirus, COVID

Masks, hugs and hand washing: 18 new rules for protecting yourself and others

When should you open the windows, wear a mask and take a lateral flow test? As we enter the ‘personal responsibility’ era, here’s an expert guideFreedom day is here, at least for those of us who live in England, and we’re back in the place nobody wants to be. On one hand: yay, freedom. On the other: an uneasy sense that the relaxation of restrictions has very little to do with the data, and very much more to do with a government that is bored of imposing Covid-related restrictions.So we arrive o...
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Fauci says polio and smallpox would still be spreading in the US if anti-vaxx misinformation had been as popular in the past

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr Anthony Fauci in a CNN interview addressed anti-vaccination misinformation. If there was the same pushback against smallpox vaccines in the past the disease would still be around, he said. Vaccination rates in the US have stalled as Fox News hosts and GOP lawmakers push anti-vaccination propaganda. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House's top medical advisor, Dr Anth...
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Meet Wally Funk, the 82-year-old female aviator on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin flight who's finally going to space six decades after training for it

Elizabeth Culliford/Reuters Wally Funk is one of three other passengers joining Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's suborbital space flight on Tuesday. She was part of a group of female aviators known as Mercury 13 who trained for space in the 1960s. The 82-year-old will break John Glenn's record for being the oldest astronaut. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Wally Funk joins Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's flight to the edge of space Tuesday, she will become the ol...
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Just 12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 conspiracy theories online, study finds. JFK's anti-vaxxer nephew is one of the 'disinformation dozen.'

The disinformation dozen, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Jr, are twelve anti-vaxxers who play leading roles in spreading digital misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Getty Images 12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 disinformation shared online, according to a new study. The CCDH found that 65% of anti-vaccine posts on Facebook and Twitter could be attributed to the "disinformation dozen." The disinformation dozen includes a bodybuilder, a wellness blogger, and JFK&...
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Meet the crew: Jeff Bezos is launching to the edge of space with his brother, an 82-year-old aviator, and a Dutch teen

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Blue Origin has finally revealed the identities of all the passengers on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight. The crew includes Mark Bezos, Jeff's younger brother, and Wally Funk, an 82-year-old aviator. They'll be joined by Oliver Daemen, a Dutch teen who will be Blue Origin's first paying customer. See more stories on Insider's business page. The richest person on Earth is about to rocket to the edge of ...
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‘If you don’t wear a mask, the virus spreads further. It’s as simple as that’

Scientists urge Britons to continue wearing face coverings over summerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have strongly endorsed the continued wearing of masks in enclosed public spaces over summer. As Covid-19 cases continue to spiral, face coverings offer people the most robust way of limiting the spread of the disease in cafes, theatres and restaurants, they said last week.Rates of new Covid-19 cases topped 50,000 a day last week, leading scientists and heal...
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Words matter: Language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say

In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. The authors define stigma as negative attitudes toward people that are based on certain distinguishing characteristics.
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A bug's life: Millimeter-tall mountains on neutron stars

New models of neutron stars show that their tallest mountains may be only fractions of millimetres high, due to the huge gravity on the ultra-dense objects. The research is presented today at the National Astronomy Meeting 2021.
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