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A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were 'this is not a hoax, this is real'

A child receives a Covid-19 vaccine on May 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell A "healthy" 28-year-old in Alabama died of COVID-19 after not getting the vaccine, his mother said. She told The Washington Post she regrets not getting her family vaccinated when they had the chance. Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate of any US state and is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. After losing her 28-year-old son to COVID-19, an A...
Tags: Post, Science, News, US, Alabama, Trends, Delta, Vaccine, The Washington Post, Don, Carpenter, Vaccine Hesitancy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Kelsey Vlamis


Don't Worry, the Bob's Burgers Movie Is Still Happening

Though fans of Bob’s Burgers have a new season to look forward to, many have been wondering what’s going on with the Bob’s Burgers movie that was announced back in 2019—before it, like many productions, was waylaid by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con @ Home, series creator Loren…Read more...
Tags: Home, Science, Films, Bob, Ginger, John Roberts, Linda, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, Belcher, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, Loren Bouchard, Bobs Burgers, Nora Smith, H Jon Benjamin


The Stephen King Adaptation Chapelwaite Brought Gothic Gloom to SDCC 2021

Back in May, we got a decent look at Adrien Brody’s new series Chapelwaite, adapted from a Stephen King short story (it appears in the collection Night Shift) thanks to a bunch of images released by Epix, as well as a teaser. The outlook? Gloomy, gothic, and dripping with dread. Today’s San Diego Comic-Con @ Home…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fiction, Stephen King, It, Adrien Brody, Emily, Epix, Peter Filardi, Rebecca Morgan, Gothic fiction, Salems Lot, Charles Boone, Jason Filardi, Charles Boone Brody, Chapelwaite


The Seemingly Cursed Tokyo Olympics Are Now in the Path of a Tropical Storm

Against all odds, and a one-year delay, the Tokyo Olympics are currently taking place, squaring off against a global pandemic and sweltering heat. It’s probably safe to say that these Olympics are cursed, especially considering that after all that, organizers now have to worry about a tropical storm.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Olympics, Tokyo, Typhoons, Tropical Cyclones, Disaster Accident, Takaya Masa, In Taiwan, Typhoon Nepartak, Pacific Typhoon Seasons


Army of Thieves' SDCC 2021 Teaser Takes Us Back to Zack Snyder's Zombieverse

The poster for the new movie Army of Thieves puts it best: “More safes. Less zombies.” Directed by and starring Matthias Schweighöfer, Army of Thieves is a prequel to Zack Snyder’s recent hit, Army of the Dead, told from the point of view of one of its main characters, Dieter. And now, the first teaser trailer is here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Zombie, Dieter, Zack Snyder, Living Dead, Nathalie Emmanuel, Matthias Schweighofer, Deborah Snyder, Schweighöfer, Zack Fair, Army of the Dead, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Draftarmy Of The Dead


If You're Immunocompromised, You May Need a Covid-19 Vaccine Booster, Fauci Says

President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci now says that vaccinated Americans with compromised immune systems may end up needing a covid-19 vaccine booster shot after all. The news comes as the country’s number of covid-19 cases continues to rise, fueled by plateauing vaccination rates and the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Clinical Trials, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines, Covid 19 Vaccines, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant


The Chucky Trailer Is Here to Slay SDCC 2021

Last week’s teaser gave us just a taste of what to expect from Chucky, Syfy and USA’s upcoming series continuation of the Child’s Play horror series from original creator Don Mancini. (In other words, that recent remake ain’t canon.) But today at San Diego Comic-Con @ Home, fans of the wisecracking killer doll and the…Read more...
Tags: Usa, Science, Films, Play, Childs Play, San Diego, Chucky, Andy, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Brad Dourif, Devon Sawa, Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Lexa Doig, Christine Elise


DC's Legends of Tomorrow SDCC 2021 Panel Readies the Bouquet for Sara and Ava's Epic Wedding

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is in the middle of season six, which is all about cuddly, terrifying, and occasionally musical aliens causing havoc across the timeline. It started with Gary, who’s secretly been an extraterrestrial this whole time, abducting Sara Lance because she’s the “prime example” of humanity. But you…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Science, David Bowie, Barry, Legends Of Tomorrow, Ava, Gary, Parker, Sara, Rory, Gideon, Matt Ryan, Constantine, Sara Lance, John Constantine


With Successful 10th Flight, Ingenuity Has Now Flown More Than a Mile on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed its 10th flight on Mars on Saturday, bringing its total distance flown on the Red Planet to more than one mile (roughly 1.60 kilometers) and capturing important images to help out its friend, the Perseverance rover. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Red Planet, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Waypoint, Mars rovers, Mimi Aung, Teddy Tzanetos


Tesla Energy Is Reportedly on the Hunt for Mean Social Media Posts About Musk

Tesla’s clean-energy division Tesla Energy has an entire team dedicated to scanning the internet for customer complaints and people badmouthing its CEO Elon Musk, according to a new Insider report. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Nikola Tesla, Gizmodo, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Insider, Roadsters, Jay Boller, Motor Vehicles, Tesla Energy, Business Finance, Tesla Inc, Sports Sedans


Syfy's Day of the Dead Gives SDCC 2021 a First Look at TV's Newest Zombie Tale

Even the most diehard horror fan can be forgiven for forgetting (or not even realizing at all) that George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead is becoming a TV show. It was first announced in February 2020 and, well... a lot has happened since then. But today’s San Diego Comic-Con @ Home panel, featuring the first trailer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, San Diego, Day Of The Dead, Zombie, Romero, Scott Thomas, Living Dead, George A Romero, Dawn of the Dead, Zombie apocalypse, Steven Kostanski, Jed Elinoff, Night of the Living Dead, Horror fiction, Film Genres




Doctor Who Season 13's SDCC 2021 Trailer Brings in New Friends and New Foes

It feels like it’s been a lifetime since the Doctor fought off a Dalek invasion of Earth (again) on New Year’s Day, but, thank Gallifrey—err, what’s left of it at the minute—because Doctor Who is finally ready to give us a glimpse of its next adventures.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Doctor Who, Earth, New Friends, Graham, Bbc America, Dan, Ryan, Chris Chibnall, John Bishop, Time Lords, GALLIFREY, Jacob Anderson, Jodie Whittaker, Television Series


Doctor Who's Season 13 SDCC 2021 Trailer Brings in New Friends and New Foes

It feels like it’s been a lifetime since the Doctor fought off a Dalek invasion of Earth (again) on New Year’s Day, but, thank Gallifrey—err, what’s left of it at the minute—because Doctor Who is finally ready to give us a glimpse of its next adventures.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Doctor Who, Earth, New Friends, Graham, Bbc America, Dan, Ryan, Chris Chibnall, John Bishop, Time Lords, GALLIFREY, Jacob Anderson, Jodie Whittaker, Television Series


Crunchyroll Industry's SDCC 2021 Panel Revealed Tons of New Anime Series Debuting This Year

For all the anime fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2021 @ Home, Crunchyroll rolled out a lengthy industry panel. Host Tim Lyu shared tons of information about exciting new anime series coming to the Crunchyroll.com site—known for hosting popular titles like Naruto, One Piece, My Hero Academia, and Tokyo Revengers—in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, San Diego, Tokyo, Mergers and Acquisitions, Crunchyroll, Orient, Musashi, Anime Industry, Funimation, Dubbing, Animation Studios, Shonen Manga, Magi The Labyrinth Of Magic, Anime Limited, Tim Lyu, Shinobu Ohtaka


The Blade Runner Comics Panel at SDCC 2021 Talks Building a Universe

Titan Comics’ Andrew Sumner, David Leach, Mike Johnson, Kate Perkins, Fernando Dagnino, and Mellow Brown got together at San Diego Comic-Con @ Home to discuss the future of the Blade Runner comics.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Sports, San Diego, Blade Runner, Denis Villeneuve, Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Blade, David Leach, Titan Comics, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Replicant, Kyle Morrow, Creative Works, David 8


Alabama doctor describes how sick COVID patients 'beg' for the vaccine but she can only hold their hand and tell them it is too late

Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez raises his fist to celebrate after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Amid rising cases of COVID-19, doctors are begging people to get their vaccines. One doctor said, "it's a choice between the jab or death." But anti-vaxx trolls are attacking these people online, making them nervous to speak out. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Usa, Science, Nbc, Alabama, Trends, UK News, Missouri, New York Times, Vaccine, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Houston Texas, Neal, Texas Florida


Magic: The Gathering's New Dungeons & Dragons Set Was Almost Not Nearly D&D Enough

This week saw the release of a Magic crossover literally decades in the making: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, the collectible card game’s first major crossover with its gaming sibling Dungeons & Dragons. But the long road to what might feel like an inevitability to fans, since the two gaming legends were brought…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Games, Science, Sports, Magic, Dd, Role playing games, Nerd Culture, RPG, Wizards Of The Coast, Gary Gygax, Dungeons Dragons, Multiverse, Magic The Gathering, Mark Rosewater, James Wyatt


How JFK's nephew became one of Facebook's most prolific anti-vax misinformation spreaders

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He's also one of 12 people found to be spreading the most misinformation online. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the "disinformation dozen" spreading vaccine misinformation online. He cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaxxer long before the pandemic. Here's how the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy became an online anti-vax influencer. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Harvard, John F Kennedy, Silicon Valley, Jfk, Biden, University Of Virginia


The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’

Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they performI have been fascinated by insects all my life. One of my earliest memories is of finding, at the age of five or six, some stripy yellow-and-black caterpillars feeding on weeds in the school playground. I put them in my empty lunchbox, and took them home. Eventually they transformed into handsome magenta and black moths. This seemed like ...
Tags: Food, Science, Biology, Environment, Birds, Bees, Thailand, Wildlife, Conservation, Pesticides, New Zealand, Patagonia, Biodiversity, Insects, Butterflies, Borneo


Jeremy Farrar: ‘A September 2020 lockdown would have saved a lot of lives’

The Wellcome Trust director and Sage member on what politicians and scientists got right and wrong on Covid and why we need an immediate public inquiryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJeremy Farrar is the director of the Wellcome Trust, a former professor of tropical medicine at the University of Oxford and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). He has just published his account of the Covid crisis – Spike: The Virus v the People - in which h...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, University of Oxford, Farrar, Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust, Patrick Vallance, Politics books, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies Sage He


NASA's Mars helicopter nailed its 10th flight - double what engineers had hoped Ingenuity would do

The Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, sitting where the Perseverance rover dropped it, on April 5, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completed its 10th flight on Mars Saturday. That's twice the number of flights that NASA originally planned for the little drone. Engineers thought Ingenuity would crash much earlier, but it's now on an extended mission. See more stories on Insider's business page. The "little helicopter that could" has done it again.NASA's I...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Alien Life, Mars, Helicopter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ingenuity, Aria Bendix, Jezero Crater, Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, NASA JPL Caltech ASU, NASA JPL Caltech University of Arizona, old Lake Jezero


New study sheds light on function of sex chromosomes in turtles

A new study led by an Iowa State University scientist sheds light on how organisms have evolved to address imbalances in sex chromosomes. The study looks at a species of softshell turtle, but the results could help to illuminate an important evolutionary process in many species. The research centers on a process known as sex chromosome dosage compensation.
Tags: Science, Iowa State University



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