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A federal judge gave Indiana University the green light to move forward with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement, potentially setting the tone for other colleges and universities in the US

Fourth-year medical student Anna Roesler administers the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo 8 students sued Indiana University in June over their COVID-19 vaccine policy. IU mandates the students and faculty must be fully vaccinated before returning to campus. On Sunday, a federal judge ruled that IU can uphold their vaccine requirement....
Tags: Science, Law, US, Trends, University, New York Times, Donald Trump, Indiana University, Tuskegee, Indianapolis Indiana, James Bopp, Bryan Woolston, Damon Leichty, James Bopp Jr, Leichty, Coronavirus


Florida Gov. DeSantis is trying to reverse the CDC's cruise restrictions in the state, saying it's hurting Florida's economy, as Delta variant rages across the US

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in December 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to take legal action to lift CDC restrictions on the state's cruise industry. DeSantis said Monday he would take the legal fight to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The legal fight comes as the US faces the spread of the Delta variant amid a growing vaccine divide in the country. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, Alaska, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US supreme court, Royal Caribbean, Tampa Florida, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


Hackers Stole a Terabyte of Data from Oil Giant Saudi Aramco

Cybercriminals have stolen approximately a terabyte of data from one of the world’s largest energy companies, Saudi Aramco. Read more...
Tags: Science, Oil and gas companies, Cybercrime, Computer Security, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Business Finance, Technology Internet, Economy Of Saudi Arabia, Economic History Of Saudi Arabia, Companies Of Saudi Arabia, Oil Giant Saudi Aramco, Saudi Aramco Read


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope photographed colliding galaxies after recovering from a month-long mystery glitch

The Hubble Space Telescope hovers at the boundary of Earth and space in this picture, taken after Hubble's second servicing mission in 1997. NASA NASA shared the Hubble Space Telescope's first photos since it was fixed this weekend. Hubble is back online after a month of mysterious glitching that forced NASA to use backup hardware. The photos show colliding galaxies and a long galactic spiral. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Hubble Space Telescope is back, and ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hubble, Jupiter, Hubble Space Telescope, Pluto, Galaxies, Telescopes, UW, Bill Nelson, Goddard Space Flight Center


The Boys Showrunner Says Season 3's 'Herogasm' Will Be Just as Raunchy as the Comics

In Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s Herogasm, a limited spin-off series of The Boys, Wee Hughie and the rest of the Boys set out to infiltrate the titular bacchanalia that Vought throws every year for its corporate-branded superheroes. Away from the prying eyes of the public, Herogasm gives Vought’s capes a chance…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Science, Fiction, Supernatural, Jensen, Darick Robertson, Garth Ennis, Eric Kripke, The Boys, Fictional Characters, Vought, Homelander, Wee Hughie, Hughie Campbell, Herogasm


Just Cancel the Damn Olympics Already

Add “extreme heat” to the growing list of plagues facing this year’s Summer Olympics, an event I’m starting to suspect I would very much not enjoy participating in, even if they asked nicely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Conditioning, Environment, Engineering, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Automation, Science and Technology, Richardson, Summer Games, Ancient Roman Technology, Ancient Egyptian Technology, The Tokyo Games


The Telecoms Industry Spends $320K a Day to Make Sure Your Broadband Sucks

If broadband in the United States sucks, you can thank the telecoms industry, which is apparently so obsessed with maintaining our current crappy internet infrastructure that it spent a combined total of $234 million lobbying against faster, cheaper competitors during the 116th Congress.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Net Neutrality, Broadband, United States, Comcast, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Computing, Communications Workers of America, Information and Communications Technology, Sure, Internet In The United States, Lobbying In The United States, Yosef Getachew


The Telecoms Industry Spends $230K a Day To Make Sure Your Broadband Sucks

If broadband in the United States sucks, you can thank the telecoms industry, which is apparently so obsessed with maintaining our current crappy internet infrastructure that it spent a combined total of $234 million lobbying against faster, cheaper competitors during the 116th Congress.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Net Neutrality, Broadband, United States, Comcast, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Computing, Communications Workers of America, Information and Communications Technology, Internet In The United States, Lobbying In The United States, Yosef Getachew


HBO's The Last Of Us May Be More Expensive than Game of Thrones

Television isn’t just television anymore. It’s blockbuster movies separated into chapters. Watch the Star Wars or Marvel shows on Disney+, Star Trek shows on Paramount+, or any number of massive shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and you can see that the days of television being simpler and smaller than movies are…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Television, Disney, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, The Sopranos, Forbes, Netflix Hulu, Incest In Fiction, Works Based On A Song Of Ice And Fire, Movie Channels, Entertainment Culture, Joel Pedro Pascal, Family Saga


Windows 11 Might Let You Sideload Google's New Android App Bundles

Amazon has officially confirmed that it is working on supporting the new Android App Bundle format mandated by Google, resolving the will-they-or-won’t-they question. It’s not entirely clear if this means you’ll be able to sideload Android apps of all types in Windows 11, which will let you run Android apps on a PC,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Google Play, Science, Smartphones, Computing, App Store, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Amazon Appstore, Computer Architecture, Mobile Linux, Technology Internet, Android Application Package


Loki's Controversial Multiversal Romance: A Philosopher Weighs In

Toward the end of Disney+ and Marvel’s fourth episode of Loki, “The Nexus Event,” Loki and Sylvie were dumbfounded by their latest discovery about the all-powerful Timekeepers who oversaw the Time Variance Authority. In a very dramatic moment, the pair shared a rather eyebrow-raising look whose significance wasn’t…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Thor, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Dogma, Sylvie, Fictional Characters, Jonathan Majors, Time Variance Authority, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture, Ultraverse, Lokasenna, Lamentis, Sylvie Sophia Di Martino


Amazon Cuts Off Service to NSO Spyware Firm Behind iPhone Hacks

Amazon has cut off web hosting services for the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware firm that has been widely accused of aiding in the surveillance of journalists and political dissidents.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, NSO Group, Amazon Cuts Off Service


French Horror Film Kandisha Feels Like Candyman's Little Sister

It’s summer in Paris, and three besties—Morjana (Samarcande Saadi), Amélie (Mathilde Lamusse), and Bintou (Suzy Bemba)—are lazing through the days, partying with friends, and working on their graffiti murals inside an empty apartment building that’s scheduled for demolition. Life isn’t perfect, but it’s not terrible,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Films, Paris, Saadi, Candyman, Amélie, Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo, Try, Pari, Bintou, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Morjana


Dungeons & Dragons' Newest Magic Crossover Wants Everyone to Feel Home at Magic School

Magic: The Gathering is a game about the most powerful spellcasters in the multiverse, so an entire card set themed around a magical place of study makes sense. In Dungeons & Dragons, adventurers can be martial artists, great warriors, master weaponsmiths—they may not touch magic at all. So when D&D and Magic crossed…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Magic, Human Behavior, Nerd Culture, Dungeons Dragons, Mages, Magic The Gathering, Wizard, Jeremy Crawford, Magic School, Human Activities, Magic In Dungeons Dragons, Strixhaven School Of Mages, Draftstrixhaven A Curriculum Of Chaos, Dd Lead Rules


Physicists Get a Unique View of a Destroyed Comet

When C/2019 Y4 ATLAS fragmented in April 2020, many were dismayed at the loss of what would’ve been the brightest comet since the 1997 passing of Hale-Bopp. But NASA and the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter just flew near what’s left of ATLAS, giving scientists a rare look at what happens to a comet’s tail when…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Atlas, European Space Agency, Comets, Solar System, Solar Wind, Fields, Solar Orbiter, Astronomical Objects, Technology Internet, Great Comets, Comet Tail, Lorenzo Matteini


Study Finds Lung Damage in Firefighters Years After a Major Wildfire

Recent research from Canada seems to show that wildfires can continue to hurt the lungs of firefighters for years after they’ve burnt out. The study found that first responders who combated the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016 were more likely to experience chronic lung ailments like asthma in the years after than the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Environment, Articles, Canada, Wildfire, Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Firefighter, Hazards, Fire Prevention, Natural Hazards, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Disaster Accident, Health Medical Pharma, Fort Mcmurray Wildfire


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, with no pilot or spacesuit. His flight will be unlike any before it.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is set to launch to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. Bezos and his fellow passengers will experience weightlessness for about three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior launch, with no pilot and probably no spacesuits. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Jeff Bezos is preparing to...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Branson


Peloton Is Getting Into Gaming

Peloton’s been busy these past few months, releasing new features at a steady clip. The latest? A fitness video game beta called Lanebreak that marks the company’s first foray into gaming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Nintendo, Oculus, Treadmills, Peloton, Cody Rigsby, Human Activities, Hospitality Recreation, Sam Yo, David Packles, Race Stage


UK Issues First-Ever Extreme Heat Warning

In 2021, nowhere on Earth is safe from searing temperatures—not the Pacific Northwest, nor Siberia, nor, it seems, the UK. The country’s Met Office issued its first-ever extreme heat alert Monday to warn residents of temperatures coming this week that could exceed 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius) in some…Read more...
Tags: Weather, UK, Science, Environment, Earth, Siberia, Met Office, Temperature, Pacific Northwest, Natural Disasters, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Physical Sciences, Heat Wave, Classical Mechanics, Physical Quantities


Joe Biden: Facebook’s Not Killing People. My Bad.

Last Friday, Joe Biden told reporters that Facebook was “killing people” by refusing to take action on a number of anti-vax accounts spreading conspiracy theories, hoaxes, and other misinformation about the novel coronavirus pandemic—causing the social network to respond with faux indignation. Now Biden is walking…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Human Behavior, Biden, Trumpism, Misinformation, Joseph Mercola, Vivek Murthy, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Jen Psaki, Fake News, Kaitlan Collins, Sherri Tenpenny, Center for Countering Digital Hate


Mahershala Ali's Blade Has Found Its Director

The time of the day walker has come. A new report says Marvel Studios’ Blade reboot, starring Mahershala Ali, has found its director in Bassam Tariq. He’ll be joining screenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour to bring the story of the legendary Marvel half-vampire to un-life. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mahershala Ali, Stacy Osei Kuffour, Marvel Studios ' Blade




No, Olympic Athletes Aren't Being Asked to Sleep On 'Anti-Sex' Beds

If you’ve been following news of the upcoming Olympics games in Tokyo, you’ve undoubtedly seen the... unusual beds that this year’s competitors are expected to sleep on. The white, boxy frames come courtesy of the Japanese company Airweave, which says it created the structures entirely from recycled cardboard in an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Competitions, Olympics, Festivals, Tokyo, Behavior, Olympic Games, Olympian, Beds, Mattresses, Rhys McClenaghan, Oly, Paul Chelimo, Airweave, Bed Size


Wear OS Apps Just Got Easier to Download

While the next generation of Google’s Wear OS smartwatch platform has been the focus of a lot of buzz lately, the company announced today that it’s revamping the Play Store for the current Wear OS. You’ll now be able to remotely install apps from your phone and the on-wrist Play Store is also getting an Android 12 Material…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Computing, Wearable Devices, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Leroy Jenkins, Computer Architecture, Mobile Operating System, Wear OS, Wearable Computers


Jeff Bezos is going to space tomorrow. Here's how to watch and what could happen if something goes wrong.

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three other passengers will blast off to the edge of space on July 20. The launch is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET and will stream live - you can watch it on Insider's website. Bezos will fly 62 miles above Earth and will have three minutes to float around in zero gravity. See more stories on Insider's business page. In just a matter of hours, Jeff Bezos and his crewmates will be blasting into space.The Amazon billiona...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, US, Trends, Earth, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Funk, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Feral Hogs Pollute the Climate as Much as 1 Million Cars Each Year

Nearly two years ago, we all had a hearty laugh about 30 to 50 feral hogs. Turns out that all those pigs aren’t just a horribly invasive species, but they could be wreaking real havoc when it comes to climate change. According to a new study published Monday in Global Change Biology, wild pigs around the world are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Livestock, Materials, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Soil, Carbon Dioxide, Christopher, Pig, Feral Pigs, Feral, Domestic Pig, Chemical Compounds, Nicholas Patton


Jeff Bezos is going to space today. Here's how to watch and what could happen if something goes wrong.

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three other passengers will blast off to the edge of space on July 20. The launch is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET and will stream live - you can watch it on Insider's website. Bezos will fly 62 miles above Earth and will have three minutes to float around in zero gravity. See more stories on Insider's business page. In just a matter of hours, Jeff Bezos and his crewmates will be blasting into space.The Amazon billiona...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, US, Trends, Earth, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Funk, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Black Widow's Box Office Has Theater Owners Worried About Disney+ Cannibalization and Piracy

Though Marvel Studios’ Black Widow was at the top of the box office when it premiered simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ (with “Premiere Access”), it fell to the second spot this past weekend as Warner Bros.’ overstuffed Space Jam spiritual successor took the lead. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Though Marvel Studios ' Black Widow


This Weight-Changing Cup Alters Your Perception of Flavor

Talented chefs capitalize on the fact that diners eat with their eyes first by plating a meal so that it looks as good as it tastes. But other human senses can affect how taste is perceived too, as researchers discovered with a cup that can change its center of gravity and how heavy it feels in the hand.Read more...
Tags: Drinks, Science, Food And Drink, Wine, Coca Cola, Sense, Wine Tasting, Product Testing, New Coke, Hospitality Recreation, Aroma Of Wine, Masahiko Inami, Masaharu Hirose


A 22% surge in US coronavirus deaths is hitting unvaccinated people hardest. Experts worry about the long-term effects for vaccinated people, too.

El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff roll bodies in bags labeled "COVID" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office in El Paso, Texas, on November 23, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters The US's daily coronavirus deaths surged 22% in the last week - mostly among unvaccinated Americans. Still, disease experts worry about breakthrough cases in the elderly or immunocompromised. Increased transmission could also allow the virus to mutate into a more dangerous strain. S...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Deaths, Yougov, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention



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