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Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new cases, Victoria 12 and SA one amid anti-lockdown protests

Brad Hazzard urges states to reconsider refusal of additional Pfizer doses for NSW. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 4.23am BST The protest crowds, particularly in Sydney, appear to be depressingly large.A few hours ago, the New ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, NSW, Brad Hazzard, Coronavirus, Victoria Park to Town Hall


Dutch Teen Who Went to Space With Jeff Bezos Told Him He’s Never Bought Anything on Amazon

The award for “Best Small Talk on a Flight to Space” goes to Oliver Daemen, the 18-year-old from the Netherlands who was part of Blue Origin’s inaugural crewed flight to space earlier this week. On the roughly 10-minute flight, Daemon told Amazon founder Jeff Bezos what probably sounded like blasphemy to his…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Oliver Daemen


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new coronavirus cases, Victoria 12 and South Australia one

Brad Hazzard urges states to reconsider refusal of additional Pfizer doses for NSW. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 3.23am BST The chief health officer, Prof Brett Sutton, is not saying whether lockdown in Victoria will end on T...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, South Australia, Sutton, NSW, Brad Hazzard, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus, South Australia ACT


New Update Lets You Block Spammers and Gross People on Google Drive

As with all things, the internet has its high points, such as adorable cats, and its low points, or spammers, trolls, and people who share abusive content. Many of us avoid these individuals, though it’s easier to do on some platforms than on others. Here’s some good news: If you’re having trouble with these kinds of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Gmail, Cloud Storage, Google Search, Computing, World Wide Web, Spamming, Alphabet Inc, Google Account, Google Workspace, Technology Internet


Blade Runner: Black Lotus Anime Trailer Was Just Revealed at SDCC 2021

Sometime between the events of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 comes Black Lotus. The brand new Blade Runner anime debuts this fall on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll and the first trailer for the series debuted at San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2021.Read more...
Tags: Science, San Diego, Crunchyroll


The Fear Street Trilogy Stars Reveal Easter Eggs and Bloopers at SDCC 2021

Those Fear Street Shadysiders are at it again. First they beat the curse of Sarah Fier and saved their whole town in a three-part story told across time. And just now, they reunited at San Diego Comic-Con @ Home to discuss how it all went down. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, San Diego, Sam, Scream, Goode, Deena, RL Stine, Leigh Janiak, Benjamin Flores Jr, Fear Street, R L Stine, Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Creative Works


Rick and Morty's SDCC 2021 Panel Was Nowhere Near as Good as the Current Season

So far on Rick and Morty’s currently airing fifth season, we’ve seen things like Rick squabbling with oceanic royalty, the entire Smith-Sanchez clan battling multiple “decoys” of themselves, and a very funny, very karaoke-involved riff on Hellraiser’s “pain is pleasure” schtick. In other words, it’s been a killer…Read more...
Tags: Science, David Bowie, Morty, Sánchez, Rick, Rick And Morty, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Edmund Fitzgerald, Television Shows, Nimbus, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Television Series, Scott Marder


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new coronavirus cases and Victoria 12

Brad Hazzard urges states to reconsider refusal of additional Pfizer doses for NSW. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.23am BST NSW health minister Brad Hazzard has rejected Victorian premier Daniel Andrews’ suggestion that there...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Newcastle, Sydney, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Belmont, NSW, Andrews, Brad Hazzard, Riverwood, Pyrmont, Coronavirus


NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has awarded SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch a spacecraft to Jupiter's moon Europa. The Europa Clipper aims to search for signs of aquatic alien life in Europa's vast underground ocean. The mission is now set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in October 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has chosen SpaceX to launch its nex...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Alien Life, Jupiter, Europa, Rocket Launch, Berger, Extraterrestrial Life, Spacecraft


Shudder's V/H/S/94 Hopes to Revitalize Found-Footage Horror

V/H/S is one of those horror franchises that’s kept going but may be off the radar for all but the most devoted fans—after the 2012 original, there’s also 2013's V/H/S2 and 2014's V/H/S: Viral, plus a spin-off and a miniseries that was released on Snapchat. But the found-footage anthology series, which taps a wide…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Snapchat, VHS, OJ, Frankenstein, Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, Simon Barrett, Shudder, Jennifer Reeder, Brad Miska, Ryan Prows, Timo Tjahjanto, Chloe Okuno, Josh Goldbloom


Kaseya Ransomware Saga Mysteriously Comes to an End, but Nothing to See Here, Folks, Just Keep It Moving

Kaseya, the cloud provider at the center of a gargantuan ransomware attack on hundreds of businesses, announced this week that it had some good news: Somehow, it had come into possession of a “universal decryptor” to unlock all of the data affected by the recent hack.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Crimes, Computer Security, Darkside, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack


It's Christmas in July For the Week's Most Festive Toy News

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest things in toys. Like... Christmas? Yes, the holidays are already in full swing even as we swelter in climate change-induced heat waves, but that’s not all: we’ve got new Transformers figures of old Transformers, new Power Rangers figures of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Walmart, Hasbro, Bill Nighy, Castle, General Mills, Power Rangers, Action Figure, Transformers, Yoda, Mattel, Davy Jones, Jack Sparrow, Takara


Covid Australia live news updates: Victoria reports 12 new coronavirus cases as NSW Health lists dozens of new exposure sites

Virus fragments found in NSW southern highlands town of Moss Vale amid ‘national emergency’NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.15am BST The prosecution of whistleblowing former spy Witness K and his lawyer, Bernard Collaery, has now cost the Australian government $3.7m, new figures reveal.The government’s external legal costs in connection with the high-profile cases have risen significantly sinc...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, AAP, NSW Health, Bernard Collaery, Coronavirus, Moss Vale


Inflatable dinghies and Zoom medical training: how a remote Pacific atoll got Pfizer

Tokelau, one of the most inaccessible atolls in the world, can only be reached by small boat, but received boxes of vaccine this weekThe elders of Nukunonu atoll in Tokelau at the wharf on Monday morning, dressed in white and singing songs, held a banner that said: “Welcome”.In the distance, a small inflatable boat made its way to them carrying a New Zealand defence officer dressed in full protective gear and 12 precious boxes. Inside the boxes were just over 700 doses of Pfizer vaccine, enough ...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pacific Islands, Tokelau, Coronavirus, Nukunono


Covid Australia live news updates: ‘national emergency’ as NSW vaccine request rejected

NSW Health lists dozens of new coronavirus exposure sites and says virus fragments found in southern highlands town of Moss Vale NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.15pm BST Late on Friday night NSW Health alerted that fragments of Covid-19 had been detected at the sewage treatment plant at Moss Vale in the NSW southern highlands when there were no known cases in this area. The department said th...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Victoria, South Australia, Darwin, NSW Health, Michael Gunner, Coronavirus, Moss Vale, Moss Vale NSW


Plague Inc. creators turned the Olympics into a superspreader event to help players understand the real risk of outbreaks at the games

"In Plague Inc, the Olympics has the potential to be a superspreader event for a disease outbreak," game creator James Vaughan told Insider. Plague Inc, Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images In the popular game Plague Inc. holding the Olympics during a disease outbreak is a great way to end humanity. The situation in Tokyo is more nuanced than in the game, but it is still risky to hold the Olympics now, especially with the Delta variant. "Obviously, our game is just a game, but it still helps pe...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Trends, Delta, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Ioc, Ndemic Creations, Plague Inc, Vaughan, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, James Vaughan, International Olympics Committee, Tokyo 2020, Hilary Brueck


Vaccine regret went mainstream this week. Fear of getting sick could finally be encouraging some Americans to get their shots.

Dr. Joseph Varon (right) speaks to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas on December 29, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Several hospitalized coronavirus patients expressed regret this week for not getting vaccinated. Their stories may be resonating with other unvaccinated Americans. Vaccination rates are increasing in states with recent COVID-19 surges like Arkansas and Louisiana. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, US, Trends, Bbc, Taiwan, United States, Arkansas, Delta, Deaths, Ohio, Nevada


Russian Module Headed for the ISS Is Still Having Problems

Russia’s newly launched International Space Station module Nauka is still in the fight as of Friday afternoon, as early reports indicate that the module’s backup engines have fired successfully. That’s a big relief for Roscosmos, which nearly saw its long-awaited module become a tragic piece of space trivia instead of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Jonathan McDowell, PIRS, Anatoly Zak, Kurs, in Russia, Nauka, In Spaceflight, Docking Compartment, Orbital Piloted Assembly And Experiment Complex, Russian Orbital Segment


It's My Last Day at io9 and All I Want Is a Gif Party

It’s San Diego Comic-Con @ Home once again. We’ve got exciting news about Star Trek: Prodigy, The Wheel of Time, The Walking Dead, and more. There’s plenty to celebrate! That includes this being my last day at io9. And who doesn’t want to go out with a good Friday gif party?Read more...
Tags: Science, American Culture, San Diego Comic Con, Entertainment Culture, Gif Party


Wild Parrots in Australia Are Teaching Each Other How to Break Into Trash Bins

Scientists have discovered the latest fad sweeping across the sulphur-crested cockatoo parrots of Sydney, Australia: lifting up trash can lids to score a snack. In a new study this week, they detail the recent emergence and spread of this learned behavior, which they say is a common but not always easily observed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Animals, Environment, Parrots, Zoology, Cockatoo, Sydney Australia, Animal Intelligence, Ethology, Branches Of Biology, Animal Culture, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Waste Container, Lucy Aplin, Feral Parrots


Entire Plane Evacuated Over a Teen’s Moronic AirDrop Prank

A United Airlines flight headed out of San Fransisco International Airport was hurriedly deboarded Thursday afternoon after staff aboard the plane announced an urgent threat. Someone was AirDropping “inappropriate pictures” onto passenger’s phones, and everyone on board needed to be evacuated and re-screened before…Read more...
Tags: Science, United Airlines, San Fransisco International Airport


The West’s Megadrought Has Ruined Some of the Most Iconic Trout Fishing in the U.S.

If you’re planning to go fishing in Yellowstone National Park this summer, you better head out there in the early morning, because starting on Saturday, the park will be closing all fishing in rivers and streams each day from 2 p.m. until sunrise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Brown Trout, Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Lake, Trout, Yellowstone Caldera, Catch And Release, Cutthroat Trout, Geography Of The United States, Regions Of The United States, States Of The United States, Oncorhynchus, Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout


Paul McCartney Deepfakes Himself Without the Consent of Young Paul McCartney

In his twilight years, a baggy Paul McCartney has cheated time by summoning his young self from the recesses of the public’s memory and thrusting him back on the world stage. A nimble, de-aged deepfake McCartney appears in a new music video for a Beck collaboration, dancing through the halls of a hotel, getting some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Beck, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Musicians, Tom Jones, Mccartney, George, Deepfake, Entertainment Culture, Remington Scott, Paul McCartney Deepfakes


Star Wars: The High Republic's Darkest Chapter Yet Is Unveiled at SDCC 2021

The High Republic started as a golden age for the Republic and Jedi Order alike, a celebration of ideas and experimentation, an age of expansion and peace unlike anything the Star Wars galaxy had seen in centuries. But then it’s Star Wars, and a dark tide rising put short work to that. And now, things are only going…Read more...
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Tuca & Bertie's Nicole Byer Wants to See More Stripper Plants in Season 3

Tuca & Bertie’s second season—on Adult Swim—has introduced a whole new slew of plant people into its world of anthropomorphic animals. If series creator Lisa Hanawalt and star Nicole Byer get their way, we’re going to be seeing quite a bit more of them.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bertie, Tuca, Nicole Byer, Lisa Hanawalt, Tuca Bertie


Michael B. Jordan Is Bringing Black Superman Val-Zod to HBO Max

After a few years of waxing and waning, it seems like DC’s Men of Tomorrow are back in the spotlight at Warner Bros. Alongside the plans for Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams to bring a new Superman to the big screen, a new report suggests that Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is working on a separate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Dc Comics, Jj Abrams, Justice League, Dc, Warner Bros, Henry Cavill, Man Of Steel, Joss Whedon, Max, American Culture, Michael B Jordan, Ta, Ta Nehisi Coates, J J Abrams


Jeff Bezos' astronaut wings might only be 'honorary' after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." See more stories on...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


I Know What You Did Last Summer TV Show Will Scare the Hell Out of Us in October

If you ask the average person what they did last summer, the answer is likely going to be: “Not much, because there was a pandemic.” But for the teens in the new Amazon Studios horror series I Know What You Did Last Summer, it’s something a lot deadlier. And it’s probably going to have consequences.Read more...
Tags: Science, Actors, Gossip Girl, Gossip, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amazon Studios, Ryan Phillippe, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr, Human Interest, Lois Duncan, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Television Series, Ryan Phillipe, Sara Goodman, Creative Works


Dubai Is Creating Artificial Rainstorms With Drones

The Middle East, already on the edge of human habitability due to extreme heat, could become unlivable by mid-century due to rising temperatures and falling water tables. In an effort to insulate the region from worsening conditions, the United Arab Emirates has turned to a, uh, unique solution: electrical…Read more...
Tags: Cloud, Science, Environment, Nature, Middle East, Ice, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Rain, Hail, Earth Sciences, Cloud Seeding, Weather Modification, Physical Geography, Particulates, Inflow


Astronomers spotted a distant planet in the middle of making its own moon

The PDS 70 system, located nearly 400 light-years away and still in the process of being formed, with planet PDS 70c circled in blue. ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Benisty et al. Astronomers have captured a distant planet adorned with a moon-making disc for the first time. The planet has captured enough gas and dust in its orbit to make three moons the size of Earth's. By studying this world and its star, astronomers can learn more about how planets and moons are born. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Stars, Chile, Jupiter, Exoplanets, Planetary Science, Carnegie Institution For Science, Telescopes, Alma, PDS, European Southern Observatory



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