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The US saw the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in 2020 since World War II, a CDC report found

El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff roll bodies in bags labeled "COVID" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office on November 23, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters US life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, largely due to the pandemic, the CDC found. The average life expectancy is now around 77 years, down from nearly 79 years in 2019. Researchers say it may take a few years for life expectancy to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Arizona, Life Expectancy, States, Arias, Malden Massachusetts, Elizabeth Arias, California Texas Florida, Aria Bendix, Iraheta, Coronavirus


YouTube pulls Jair Bolsonaro videos for Covid-19 misinformation

Move comes after the Brazilian president wrongly said masks were ineffective and touted unproven curesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube has removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his statements about the pandemic.YouTube said in a press release the decision was taken “after careful review” and without consideration for Bolsonaro’s job or political ideology. The far-...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


Facebook Just Blocked the #VaccinesKill Hashtag Two Years Too Late

At least two years after it would have been politically prudent to do so, Facebook moved to block content under the #VaccinesKill hashtag on Wednesday. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Hashtag, Software, Computing, Biden, Operating Systems, Jen Psaki, Fake News, Video Software, Pseudohistory, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Covid 19 Misinformation


Black Panther 2 Adds I May Destroy You Star Michaela Coel

Very little is known about the plot of upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s once again written and directed by Ryan Coogler, is filming now, and huge aspects of it had to be reworked after the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman. Beyond that, most of the actors from the original are expected to…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Film, Danai Gurira, Disney, Actors, Emmys, Ryan Coogler, Angela Bassett, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong, Wakanda, Human Interest, Michaela Coel


More Than One Sabrina Is About to Make a Big Witchy Comeback

Sabrina Spellman is back, in more ways than one. Not only is Archie Comics coming out with a new issue of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after a four-year absence, but creator and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is launching a second comic book series that will continue the story of the Netflix adaptation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Sabrina, Archie Comics, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, Sabrina Spellman


Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Just Kicked Off SDCC 2021

After 2013's G.I. Joe Retaliation, all of your favorite Joe and Cobra toys got put back in a box. Eight years later, just a few are coming back out in the hopes that when the rest follow, it’ll be for the long haul. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins opens this weekend and, in anticipation, held the opening panel at…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Joe, Scarlett, COBRA, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, Henry Golding, Gi Joe, Larry Hama, Snake Eyes, Andrew Koji, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Skullcandy Gi Headphoneheadset


Telegram CEO's Number Found on List of Potential NSO Spyware Targets

Pavel Durov, CEO and co-founder of chat platform Telegram, is the latest person to be swept up in the ongoing scandal involving the NSO Group.Read more...
Tags: Science, Spyware, Software, Computing, Amnesty International, Pegasus, Espionage, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Citizen Lab, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, NSO Group, NSO Group Read, Cross Platform Software


FTC Unanimously Backs New Policy Supporting Your Right to Repair Your Own Devices

Following an executive order from President Biden, today the Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to adopt a new a policy designed to support the growing right to repair movement.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Microsoft, Government, Samsung, Regulation, Biden, Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Lina Khan, Corporate Crime, Ftc Regulation Of Behavioral Advertising


Dune, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Saying Farewell to Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This one is bittersweet because it’s the last edition of Gaming Shelf I’ll be doing for the site. I’ve shared more about that below, but in the meantime let’s dive into the latest news about roleplaying games for Dune and …Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Sports, Avatar, Nerd Culture, Dungeons Dragons, Tabletop Games, Dune, Avatar The Last Airbender, James Whitbrook, Rick Morty, Jessica Price, The Last Airbender, Creative Works, English Language Films


15,000-Year-Old Viruses Were Pulled From a Tibetan Glacier

A team of microbiologists studying glacier ice in Tibet found 33 different viruses dating back to the Pleistocene in the core samples they pulled up. They suspect that the viral communities may have been active on glacier surfaces before being frozen and that some may be active even within the ice cores.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Tibet, Environment, Articles, Computer Virus, Viruses, Microbiome, Pandemics, Epidemiology, Matthew Sullivan, Ice Core, Branches Of Biology, Zoonoses, Zhi Ping Zhong, Marine Viruses


What to do if you're exposed to COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to experts

People make their way down the aisle at the Farmers Market in Irvine Regional Park on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Irvine, CA. Restrictions are lifted at most businesses, and Californians fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can go without masks in most settings. Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images If you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, most of the experts Insider spoke to said you don't need to worry unless you have symptoms. You should get tested if you're symptomat...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Public Health, Delta, Philadelphia, Times, Irvine, Farmers Market, Dean, Children s Hospital, California Department of Public Health, Paul Offit, Adalja


A Priest Was Outed By His Phone's Location Data. Anyone Could Be Next.

This week we got one of the most nightmarish tech privacy stories to rear its ugly head on the internet: an investigation into a trove of location data siphoned from a mobile device belonging to one of the Catholic Church’s top officials, Jeffrey Burrill. Like many stories about whatever’s lurking in the average…Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Catholic Church, Gizmodo, Grindr, Social Software, Mobile Applications, Hookup culture, Geosocial Networking, Technology Internet, Online Dating Applications, Jeffrey Burrill, Personal Inc, Jeffrey Burrill Like


Here's What's Next for NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover

The Perseverance rover is gearing up to drill some Martian rocks, and mission scientists have seen evidence for ancient flash flooding in the dried-up lakebed where the rover landed. NASA shared these updates and more during a press conference today at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.Read more...
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant - but only after 2 doses

Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being inoculated by Nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A UK study of 19,000 people suggests Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines work well at preventing COVID-19 infections with Delta, but only if you get both doses. After one shot, Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines were only 30-36% effective against Delta infections. But with two shots, given two weeks ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, Yale, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Health And Social Care, Afp, New England Journal of Medicine, Hartford Connecticut, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


Scientists spotted jets of hot gas whizzing out of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy

A composite image of Centaurus A, revealing plasma jets emanating from the galaxy’s central black hole. ESO/WFI; MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al.; NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. Astronomers imaged jets of hot gas swirling out of a black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy. Their findings suggest that all jets resemble one another, regardless of their black hole's mass. In 2019, the same researchers zoomed in on a black hole 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jets, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Galaxies, Kraft, Radboud University, Alma, Janssen, Messier


Teens' Scheme to Takeover Twitter Handles Ends With Tragic Death in Swatting Incident

A troll conspiracy to capture a generic Twitter handle has resulted in death, Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN . According to the station, an underage extortionist going after the “@Tennessee” Twitter account placed a false 9-11 report (“swatting”) of a shooting at the home of 60-year-old handle owner Mark…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Abc, Social Media, Snapchat, Software, Computing, Nashville, Troll, Operating Systems, Mark, WKRN, Mark Herring, Swatting, WKRN TV, Law Crime


DC’s New Batgirl Has Been Found in Leslie Grace

Warner Bros.’ expansion of the Bat-wing of its myriad plans for the DC movieverse just took a major leap forward: a new cinematic Barbara Gordon has been found, and it’s In the Height’s Leslie Grace.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Science, Ben Affleck, Dc Comics, Robert Pattinson, Batgirl, Birds Of Prey, Batman, Warner Bros, Chris Mckay, Michael Keaton, Oracle, Joss Whedon, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah


Try not to gag: Researchers say you’re breathing animal DNA

A team of researchers from the Queen Mary University of London and the Hamerton Zoo Park recently demonstrated they could identify and collect the DNA of dozens of different species of animal by simply extracting it from the air we breathe. Side note: According to Guinness, the longest anyone’s held their breath on record is just shy of 25 minutes. Up front: Yuck. But also, wow! We’ve long known that scientists could detect environmental DNA, or eDNA as it’s called. But this study puts into pers...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Queen Mary University of London, Neural, Hamerton Zoo Park, Next Featured


Wall-E Tried To Warn Us

I was sick in bed when Jeff Bezos took his 10-minute trip in a dick-shaped rocket to suborbital space on Tuesday morning, so I tuned out all the fawning cable news coverage proclaiming that this was somehow good for humanity. (It’s not). Instead, I watched something else.Read more...
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Now You Can Make Your Own Foldable Phone With This DIY Kit

Royole was technically the first company to reveal a folding phone with a flexible AMOLED screen, and now it’s helping anyone build their own with a DIY kit that comes with almost all the parts you need.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Electronics, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Flexible Electronics, Flexible Display, Foldable Smartphone, Display technology, Royole, Sam Rutherford, Organic Electronics, Royole Flexpai, Technology Internet


Doctor Who's Martha Jones Returns for a Year of Hell

Martha Jones is back! And she’s going to be miserable! And, of course, we can’t wait.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Doctor Who, Jack, Torchwood, Tim Foley, John Barrowman, Francine, The Master, Freema Agyeman, Doctor Who Companions, Martha Jones, James Goss, Adjoa Andoh, Tenth Doctor, Torchwood Children Of Earth


Qualcomm's Feeling the Heat Over Its Android Smartwatch Chips

There are a lot of reasons why Google’s Wear OS smartwatch platform has stagnated over the years, but a major factor was that the majority of its smartwatches were running on outdated processors from Qualcomm. But now that Google and Samsung have partnered to build a new platform—and Samsung’s new watches are rumored…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartwatches, Computing, Vodafone, Qualcomm, Wearable Devices, Mobvoi, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Personal Digital Assistants, Wear OS, Wearable Computers


U.S. Intel Officials Eyed DLive as Recruitment Vehicle for Neo-Nazis Targeting Young Gamers

Growing interest among a host of violent extremists in a lesser-known livestreaming app—one that’s largely geared toward younger gamers—prompted U.S. intelligence officials in January to circulate warnings to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies only days after the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Articles, Social Media, Intel, New York Times, Bittorrent, Video Hosting, Trump, Deception, Alt Right, Jackie Speier, Patrick Casey, Ryan Shapiro, Nick Fuentes


Scientists Gave Sober Cows a Drunk Walking Test

Veterinary researchers in the Netherlands and Sweden made cows walk a straight line, all the while recording their movements through motion sensors. Far from trying to identify the drunkards in the group, the scientists actually hope their research can one day help farmers better identify cows with potential health…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Animals, Livestock, Cattle, Netherlands, Cows, Mammals, Dairy Farming, Lameness, Gait, Dairy Cattle, Technology Internet, Terrestrial Locomotion


Tumblr Now Allows Creators to Charge for Content—You Know, Except for Porn, Which Is Still Banned

Tumblr is following the lead of virtually all its competitors and introducing a new paid subscription tool for artists, writers, bloggers, other creators, the Wall Street Journal first reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Science, Pinterest, Wordpress, Advertising, Social Media, Blogging, Tumblr, Wall Street Journal, Venmo, Content Creation, World Wide Web, Automattic, Social Software, SimilarWeb


M. Night Shyamalan Explains Why Old Is His Most Intense Film Yet

Twelve hours after watching Old, the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan, I couldn’t shake it. It was sitting with me... lingering... haunting. Shyamalan is known for making smart, twisty-turny thrillers, but Old adds a brand new dimension: a punishing, unrelenting intensity. Truly, it borders on sadistic. So when I…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Old, John Malkovich, Bruce Willis, Mike, Shyamalan, Germain Lussier, M Night Shyamalan, The Village, American Beauty, The Sixth Sense, Being John Malkovich, Creative Works, English Language Films, Rise Blood Hunter


Malware for Macs Is Getting Bigger, More Dangerous, and It's Dirt Cheap

A disturbing element of modern cybercrime is just how easy it is to procure powerful and invasive tools—the kind that can wreak total havoc on an unsuspecting victim’s computer. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, Check Point, Yaniv Balmas, Computer Programming, Computer Architecture, macOS, Autorun, Technology Internet


Couple Charged With Manslaughter After Gender Reveal Pyrotechnics Sparked a Deadly Wildfire

Authorities have charged a California couple whose gender reveal party ignited the nearly 22,700 acre El Dorado Fire last year with the involuntary manslaughter of the leader of a firefighting team.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Articles, Events, Pyrotechnics, El Dorado, Jason Anderson, Effects Of Climate Change, Gender Reveal Party, California wildfires, El Dorado Fire, Charles Morton, Disaster Accident, California Counties, Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr


Loki Director Kate Herron Explains the Loneliness He Who Remains Has Been Living With

Disney+ and Marvel’s Loki was initially a series meant to explore the god of mischief’s inner workings and how we truly come to shape our identities in relation to one another. But the show’s finale threw everyone for a loop by introducing the MCU’s next big bad and directly setting up much of what’s set to play out …Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Wada, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Christine, MCU, Fictional Characters, Jonathan Majors, Charles Pulliam Moore, Kate Herron, Sophia Di Martino, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture, Jotnar, Lamentis


Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys Is Becoming an Amazon Series (Without Orlando Jones)

Despite sputtering out in the two seasons before its cancellation after season three, Starz’s live-action American Gods adaptation was one of the network’s first impressive feats of genre storytelling that, at least initially, had the promise of paving the way for more stories in a world where gods and monsters walked…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Starz, Lenny Henry, Nancy, Spider, Folklore, Arvind Ethan David, Speculative Fiction, Kara Smith, Orlando Jones, American Gods, Fat Charlie, Good Omens



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