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Why is NASA sending slime mold to the space station?

The International Space Station will soon take delivery of a sample of naturally occurring slime mold for use in a student study.
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Ex-Airman Who Leaked Secrets of America's Drone War Gets 45 Months in Prison

A high-profile whistleblower who leaked top secret information about America’s drone warfare program has been sentenced to 45 months in federal prison.Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Articles, America, Journalism, Investigative journalism, Trump, The Intercept, Liam, Jeremy Scahill, Daniel Hale, Observation, Drone Strike, Espionage Act, Reality Winner, Drone Papers


Australia Covid live news update: NSW records 177 cases as Gladys Berejiklian confirms Sydney lockdown extended four weeks; eight cases in Victoria

NSW records 177 local cases, lockdown extended four weeks; those on welfare support now eligible for federal disaster payments, NSW premier says; Queensland’s border remains closed to Victoria and SA; Victoria records eight local cases overnight. Follow all the day’s newsFull Story podcast: Can NSW contain the Delta outbreak?Vaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, Lga, NSW, Vic


Mayor Garcetti announces that Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof of vaccination or test weekly

Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses a news conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. Irfan Khan/Pool via REUTERS Los Angeles is following New York in requiring proof of vaccination for city employees. Mayor Garcetti said that in the last month in Los Angeles COVID-19 cases have soared 20-fold. Workers who do not show proof of vaccination will be required to test negative for COVID-19 weekly. See more stor...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Los Angeles, Trends, Fda, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Martinez, Los Angeles California, Garcetti, Dodger Stadium, City of Los Angeles, Nury Martinez, Azmi Haroun, Speed desk


Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended; Victoria records eight local cases; millions wake to eased restrictions

Queensland’s border remains closed to Victoria and SA; Victoria records eight local cases overnight, all in isolation; Simon Birmingham labels NSW jobkeeper pleas ‘political bickering’; Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce four-week lockdown extension. Follow all the day’s newsFull Story podcast: Can NSW contain the Delta outbreak?Vaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support...
Tags: Health, Science, Labor, Australia, Senate, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Birmingham, Scott Morrison, Darwin


CDC: Color-coded map reveals where Americans need to wear masks again, and where you can go maskless, outside of schools

People in orange and red-colored counties should wear masks indoors in public, the CDC said Tuesday. CDC Covid Data Tracker The CDC is now recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks when indoors in public in certain areas. A federal, color-coded map shows the red and orange zones where masks are recommended. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that fully vaccinated people put their masks back on when...
Tags: Science, News, Mississippi, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Public Health, Missouri, Delta, Louisiana, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Dallas County, Dallas County Texas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck


Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended as millions in Victoria and SA awake to eased restrictions

Simon Birmingham labels NSW jobkeeper pleas ‘political bickering’; Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce four-week extension as single bubbles, rapid testing and accelerated vaccination rollout considered. Follow all the day’s newsVaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages during lockdownsVaccine advisory group urged Australian health department in 2020 ‘to get as ...
Tags: Health, Usa, UK, Science, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Canberra, Scott Morrison


How to Look Better On Video Calls Using Your iPad Pro

This year’s refreshed iPad Pros have powerful new processors that separate them from the predecessors, but they also have an underrated new video-calling feature that frees you from your desk.Read more...
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American Horror Story Teases Its Return With Maybe Its Most Nightmarish Promo Ever

That’s obviously a bold claim to make about American Horror Story, a series known for marketing each new season as creepily and, often, cryptically as possible. (That campaign for AHS: Cult involving holes—so many holes—must’ve awakened countless latent cases of trypophobia.) But with this new teaser for Double FeatureRead more...
Tags: Science, Macaulay Culkin, Denis, Holes, Ryan Murphy, FX, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Matt Bomer, Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe, Television Shows, Leslie Grossman, John Carroll Lynch, Neal McDonough


Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended; Victoria records eight local cases; millions awake to eased restrictions

Victoria records eight local cases overnight, all in isolation; Simon Birmingham labels NSW jobkeeper pleas ‘political bickering’; Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce four-week lockdown extension. Follow all the day’s newsVaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages during lockdownsVaccine advisory group urged Australian health department in 2020 ‘to get as much as...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Birmingham, Scott Morrison, Natalie Portman, Elena Ferrante, Simon


Instagram's New Settings Take Aim at Creepy Adults

As part of a slew of ongoing efforts to make Instagram less of a cesspool of awful content for awful people, the company announced a slew of new changes for accounts belonging to the teen and tweenage set meant to keep them safer on the platform. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Internet Privacy, Video Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


Biden administration to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday. CNN first reported that the announcement was coming on Thursday. The move would affect an estimated 2.1 million people. See more stories on Insider's business page. CNN reported that the Biden administration will announce a vaccine mandate or regular testing requirement for federal workers as early as Thursday.President Joe Biden initial...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Gavin Newsom, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID, Joe Biden Doug Mills, Azmi Haroun Charles Davis


Biden administration weighing a vaccine mandate for all federal employees

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is reportedly considering a vaccine mandate for federal employees. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.The move would follow recent decisions to require vaccines for state workers in California by Gov. Gavi...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Bill DeBlasio, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronaivrus, Azmi Haroun, Joe Biden Doug Mills, Speed desk


Kevin Smith Just Wants Angry He-Man Nerds to Grow Up

Masters of the Universe: Revelation received critical acclaim ahead of its launch on Netflix late last week, but the animated continuation of Eternia’s finest has been faced with review-bombing and anger on social media thanks to a bad-faith interpretation of what the show’s doing that showrunner Kevin Smith has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Chris Wood, Kevin Smith, Adam, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eternia, Teela, Skeletor, Lena Headey, Human Interest, Evil Lyn, Fictional Characters


Snowden: People Who Bankroll the Spyware Industry Should Be in Prison

Famed whistleblower Edward Snowden has a new blog on Substack and, naturally, he has some opinions about the recent NSO Group controversy: namely, that people who bankroll companies like it should see jail time. Read more...
Tags: Science, Snowden, Spyware, Edward Snowden, Pegasus, Espionage, Francisco Partners, Business Finance, NSO Group, Jamal Khashoggi, Novalpina Capital


The CDC now recommends masks for vaccinated people - but at least 6 major cities had already told residents to mask up again

Lilian Zhu, 17, works at her laptop inside Charlie's Coffee House in South Pasadena, California, on July 18, 2021. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The CDC now recommends masks again, even for vaccinated people, in some indoor settings. But at least six major US cities have already issued similar recommendations. Los Angeles and St. Louis both require all people to wear masks indoors. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Masks, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Hawaii, Delta, New Orleans, Fox News, Philadelphia, Vaccine, Las Vegas


It's About to Get Harder to Buy a Gaming PC

Buying a new graphics card is already hard enough, but for folks living in a handful of states, ordering pre-built systems from some PC makers just got a lot more difficult due to newly implemented energy regulations. Read more...
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The U.S. Government Has Sold Martin Shkreli's One-of-a-Kind Wu-Tang Album

The sole copy of the Wu-Tang album previously owned by convicted edgelord Martin Shkreli has moved on to a better place, hopefully. The Department of Justice announced today that the federal government has sold the album to an unknown buyer for an unknown price. In 2018, RZA said that he wanted to be that buyer.Read more...
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CDC says fully vaccinated people spread the Delta variant and should wear masks: 'This new science is worrisome'

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in Wilmington, Delaware on December 8, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The CDC updated its guidelines on Tuesday to recommend masks indoors, even for vaccinated people. The Delta variant makes it easier for vaccinated people to transmit the virus, the CDC said. Vaccinated and unvaccinated people infected with Delta may have similar viral loads. See more stories on Insider's business page. New science has once again prompted the Centers for Disease Control an...
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The Delta variant is more transmissible but FAR LESS lethal

Government “experts” have been lying through their teeth again – this time about  the Delta variant. But here’s the truth (this is a placeholder post and I’ll add as I come across more info). Dr. Sheftall’s video on Rumble. Martin Kulldorff on Sky News:  
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Biden administration expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday, according to a report. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.CNN reported that the Biden administration is expected to announce the...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Bill De Blasio, Biden, Gavin Newsom, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID


Arizona Republicans Subpoena Routers Amid Cyber Ninja's Shambling Election Audit

The Republican goons in the Arizona Senate backing the farce of a “recount” of the 2020 election results is pressing local election officials for access to even more data, the Associated Press reports. Yet they might not be able to back up their threats, and some key figures behind the audit appear to be getting cold…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Joe Biden, Arizona, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Slate, Maricopa County Arizona, Moseley, Arizona Senate, Legislatures, Ken Bennett, Paul Boyer, Election Security, Michelle Ugenti Rita


Newly Launched ‘Galileo Project’ Will Hunt for Alien Technologies in Our Midst

A new project seeks to uncover evidence of aliens, not by gazing upon distant star systems but by finding traces of their technologies inside our solar system—and even on Earth.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Articles, Milky Way, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Bruker Corp, Human Interest, Avi Loeb, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, The Milky Way, Oumuamua, F 22, Unidentified Flying Object, Interstellar object, Frank Laukien


Lucasfilm Hires YouTuber After His Deepfake of Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian Goes Viral

Finally, a story about deepfakes that’s free from the moral squishiness and consent issues that plague the people creating them. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm confirmed that the company had hired a popular deepfake creator as a “senior facial capture artist” under the company’s computer graphics subsidiary,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Films, Robert De Niro, Ai, Will Smith, Lucasfilm, Henry Cavill, Deep Learning, Mark Hamill, Identity Theft, Luke Skywalker, Industrial Light, Deepfake, The Mandalorian, Creative Works


CDC: Fully vaccinated people should mask up indoors - including in schools - as the Delta variant spreads across the US

A school employee checks the temperature of a student on the first day of in-person classes at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The CDC has published its new mask guidelines: Everyone should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccine status. Masks are particularly important in areas of high COVID-19 transmission and in schools, the CDC said. The CDC said in May that masks were no longer necessary for fully vaccina...
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CDC: Everyone should mask up indoors - whether they're fully vaccinated or not - as the Delta variant sweeps the US

A school employee checks a student's temperature on the first day of in-person classes at Baldwin Park Elementary School in Orlando, Florida, on August 21. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The CDC said on Tuesday that everyone should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are important in areas with high coronavirus transmission and in schools, it said. The CDC had said in May that masks were no longer necessary for fully vaccinated people. See more stories ...
Tags: School, Science, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Public Health, Missouri, Delta, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, Orlando Florida, Barnes, University of Utah


A Girl Prepares Her Brows for Battle in This Excerpt From Iron Widow

Author Xiran Jay Zhao makes their debut with Iron Widow, the tale of a teenage girl who overcomes a patriarchal society—one that also involves giant robots fighting mecha aliens—to avenge her sister’s death and eventually become China’s first female emperor. io9 has an exclusive look at the first chapter, which also…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Rabbit, Wu Zetian, Ashley Mackenzie, Ruyi, Zetian, Xiran Jay Zhao, Random House Canada Young Readers, Yizhi, Jay Zhao




CDC: The coronavirus could be 'just a few mutations' away from evading vaccines

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from evading current COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC said. Coronavirus cases have been surging in the US, fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The more transmission, the more opportunity for the virus to replicate and gain dangerous mutations. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus could be just a few mutations away from evading existing ...
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CDC: The coronavirus could be 'just a few mutations' away from evading the vaccines

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from possibly evading current COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC director said. "The big concern," Rochelle Walensky said, "is that the next variant that might emerge ... could potentially evade our vaccines. " Coronavirus cases, fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, have been surging in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of the US Cent...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci, Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla Getty



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