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Australia Covid live news update: record 239 NSW cases as coronavirus death toll rises to 13; six cases reported in Victoria

NSW’s Delta outbreak death toll rises to 13 with a record 239 local cases reported; mask wearing now mandatory outdoors in eight NSW hotspot areas; PM says tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered. Follow all the day’s news liveJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Australia Covid live news update: record 239 NSW cases confirmed by Gladys Berejiklian as death toll rises to 13; six cases reported in Victoria

NSW’s Delta outbreak death toll rises to 13 with a record 239 local cases reported; mask wearing now mandatory outdoors in eight NSW hotspot areas; PM says tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered. Follow all the day’s news liveJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Bizarre Shooting at Screening of The Forever Purge Leaves TikTok Star Wounded, Companion Dead

A 19-year-old TikTok star and his friend were gunned down in a California movie theater on Monday, in a bizarre and bloody episode that police still have little explanation for.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Anthony Barajas, Joseph Jimenez, Entertainment Culture, Law Crime, Rylee Goodrich, Mass Shootings In The United States, Kailyn Dillon, Tobias Kouroubacalis


Australia Covid live update: record 239 new cases in NSW confirmed by Gladys Berejiklian; six cases reported in Victoria

NSW’s Delta outbreak death toll rises to 13 with a record 239 local cases reported; mask wearing now mandatory outdoors in eight NSW hotspot areas; PM says tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered. Follow all the day’s news liveJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Australia Covid live news: Victoria reports six new cases; Queensland risk escalates; 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown

Tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered, PM says; Queensland’s risk of outbreak escalates; residents of eight NSW council areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential workers; tradespeople now allowed into clients’ homes. Follow all the day’s newsJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrict...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Australian politics, Queensland, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Young


Gross, Sad Things Happening to Pacific Northwest Salmon Due to Heat Wave

Shocking new video shows that though the record heat subsided in the Pacific Northwest earlier this month, the impacts are still rippling throughout ecosystems.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Environment, Fish, Salmon, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Columbia River, Snake River, Sockeye Salmon, Heat Wave, Geography Of The United States, States Of The United States, Oncorhynchus, Cold Water Fish, Wild And Scenic Rivers Of The United States


Google and Facebook Will Require Employees to Be Vaccinated Before Office Reopening

At the start of the pandemic, Big Tech led the way in embracing remote work. Now, it’s also serving as a bellwether of how companies are planning to safely return to the office. But it doesn’t look like everyone is on the same page. While Google and Facebook announced today they will require all staffers to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Companies, Chrome Os, Tim Cook, Computing, Vaccination, Sundar Pichai, Apple Inc


New Lightweight Rocket Fuel Tank Ditches Metal for Carbon Fiber and Plastic

With the support of the European Space Agency, German aerospace company MT Aerospace has developed a unique design for a small-scale rocket fuel tank made of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic. The tank can hold liquid hydrogen and oxygen without leaking and without the use of a metal liner.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Chemistry, Materials, European Space Agency, Textiles, Hydrogen Vehicle, Fuel Tank, Cryogenics, Carbon Fibers, MT Aerospace, Daniel Neuenschwander, Synthetic Fibers, Allotropes Of Carbon, Fuel Containers, Space Shuttle External Tank


Australia Covid live update: Victoria reports six new cases as 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown

Residents of eight local government areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential workers; tradespeople now allowed into clients’ homes. Follow all the day’s newsJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.19am BST If you’re looking for...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Ethereum Founder Donated $1 Billion to Fight Covid in India, but Only $20 Million Has Been Spent

The co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain, Vitalik Buterin, donated roughly $1 billion in a Shiba Inu-themed cryptocurrency to a covid-19 relief fund in India in May 2021. So far, according to Bloomberg, just $20 million or roughly 2% of the original commitment has made it to its donation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, India, Narendra Modi, Articles, Bloomberg, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Science and Technology, Blockchain, Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, Vitalik Buterin, Cointelegraph, Shib, Sandeep Nailwal


Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, report warns

Last year was first to be in top 10 for heat, rain and sunshine, as scientists say UK’s mild climate is at an endExtremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis, scientists said after data showed that last year was one of the warmest, as well as one of the wettest and sunniest, on record.Last year was the first to figure in the top 10 for heat, rain and hours of sunshine, in records stretching back more than a century, as moderate British weather is rapidly bec...
Tags: UK, Science, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Met Office, Extreme Weather


Russia is set to dock a long-awaited new module to the space station on Thursday

A specialist at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center works on preparations of the Nauka module, July 31, 2020. Sergei Karpukhin/TASS/Getty Images Russia is flying a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. Nauka is set to dock to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch NASA's livestream of the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Pacific Ocean, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


What If...?'s Marvel Legends Figures Are a Weird, Wonderful, and Only Slightly Decaying Delight

Ever since we got our first look at Marvel’s animated Disney+ series What If...?, the company has also been teasing merchandise based on its multiversal take on the MCU. Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line is no exception, and at a special livestream today, the company dove deep into the first look at an entire wave…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hasbro, Avengers, Captain America, Jeffrey Wright, Hydra, Spider Man, Stevie, Peggy Carter, Cap, Peter Parker, Steve Rogers, Nebula, Peter Quill, What If, Marvel Legends


Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn

Last year was first to be in top 10 for heat, rain and sunshine, as scientists say UK’s mild climate is at an endExtremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis, scientists said after data showed that last year was one of the warmest, as well as one of the wettest and sunniest, on record.Last year was the first to figure in the top 10 for heat, rain and hours of sunshine, in records stretching back more than a century, as moderate British weather is rapidly bec...
Tags: UK, Science, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Met Office, Extreme Weather


Australia Covid live update: 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown as some construction resumes

Residents of eight local government areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential workers; tradespeople now allowed into clients’ homes. Follow all the day’s newsJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.17pm BST Oooh, Victorian premi...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, COVID


The Lord of the Rings Studio Wanted to Kill Off One of the Hobbits

Although Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings saga makes many tweaks in bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s world to the big screen, it is by and large a faithful adaptation. But pressure from the studio in one weird way would’ve taken it down a very different path: a bit of halfling havoc.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Hobbit, Sam, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Billy Boyd, The Lord Of The Rings, Pete, J R R Tolkien, Gandalf, Frodo, Dominic Monaghan, Saruman, Pippin


Former eBay Manager Caught In Deranged Cyberstalking Scandal Gets 18 Months in Prison

A former eBay security manager has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after helping to orchestrate a batshit insane plot to terrorize a Massachusetts couple who occasionally criticized the company in their newsletter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ebay, Massachusetts


Star Wars: The High Republic's Most Interesting Jedi Embraces His Failings

Star Wars’ High Republic era is meant to be defined by the apex of institutions that we have, for most of Star Wars’ recent storytelling (cinematic or otherwise), seen in great decline. The Skywalker Saga laid the frayed Republic low twice, and the Jedi Order was all but stamped out, with only the hints of its return…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Lightsaber, Anakin Skywalker, Jedi, Kriss, Obi Wan Kenobi, The Republic, Nihil, Galactic Republic, Charles Soule, Sith, Cavan Scott, Fictional Characters, Valo, Star Wars The High Republic


TSMC Will Start Making 2nm Chips As Intel Tries to Catch Up

Just a day after Intel announced big plans to help the company regain its authority in chip production, Taiwan has now given the greenlight to TSMC to begin construction on the company’s most sophisticated chip plant yet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Intel, Taiwan, Companies, TSMC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Business Finance, Industry Economics, Technology Internet, Semiconductor Device Fabrication, Semiconductor Fabrication Plant, 2 Nm Process, 3 Nm Process, Lin Chuan Neng


The Queen Really Hates Harry and Meghan’s Kid

Queen Elizabeth has endorsed reducing plastic pollution at Buckingham Palace, but it turns out the monarchy may not be taking a climate-friendly turn just yet. On Wednesday, the Guardian published a scathing report detailing how the Queen spent months quietly lobbying Scottish ministers to exempt her private land from…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Scotland, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Energy Policy, Countries, Elizabeth, Meghan, Parliament of Canada, Paul Wheelhouse, British Monarchy, 100 Renewable Energy


Freaky ‘Penis Snakes’ Have Finally Made It to the U.S., and of Course They Chose Florida

DNA analysis confirms that an eel-like creature pulled from a Florida canal two years ago is a caecilian, otherwise known as the “penis snake.” The same canal has since yielded several other specimens, leading to concerns that the non-native amphibian has taken root in the United States.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Animals, Environment, Amphibians, United States Read, Vertebrates, Herpetology, Typhlonectidae, Siphonops, Atretochoana, Typhlonectes, Coleman Sheehy, Gymnophiona, Caecilian


Marine scientists spotted a 'real-life' SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star near an underwater mountain in the Atlantic

A sea sponge and sea star on the Retriever seamount, one mile deep in the Atlantic Ocean, July 27, 2021 Courtesy of Christopher Mah/NOAA NOAA scientists use remotely operated vehicles to explore and photograph deep-sea habitats. On Tuesday, an expedition spotted a sea sponge and sea star together a mile deep in the Atlantic. A scientist pointed out that the two animals resemble SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpongeBob SquarePants ma...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Animals, New York City, Trends, Atlantic, Noaa, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic, Nickelodeon, Spongebob Squarepants, Atlantic Ocean, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Patrick


Once and Future's Next Arc Begins With an Important Reminder: Don't Wake the Fairies

We’ve been enamored with Once and Future’s modern twist on Arthurian fantasy ever since it kicked off and gave us a sweeping tale of magic, terror, and shitty nationalists being thwarted by grandmas with machine guns. But now the series is heading into a new chapter that’s more mystical and dangerous than ever, and…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Video Games, Rose, Duncan, Don, Arthur, Avalon, Christian Ward, Dan Mora, Otherworld, Creative Works, Duncan Mcguire, Bridgitte Mcguire


Immortality or spaghetti? Why parking your spaceship inside a black hole is a huge gamble

Has this ever happened to you? You’re cavorting through deep space at near the speed of light without a care of the world when, suddenly, you realize you forgot to replace the toner cartridge in your office printer back on Earth before you left. Rather than face your disappointed co-workers after such an unforgivable oversight, you decide it would be best if you just stopped time and waited for them all to die before you return to work. So, like any space traveler hip to the works of Albert Eins...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Earth, Albert Einstein, Neural, Next Featured


Wishing Harm to Anti-Vaxxers and Climate Deniers Won’t Solve Anything

I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend in how people are talking about covid-19. As vaccines have become widely available in the U.S., people are treating the unvaccinated with scorn and anger. Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey even went so far as to say “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for the new…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, Alabama, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Deception, Michael Stern, Climate Change Denial, Kay Ivey, Vaccine Hesitancy


The CDC quietly changed its guidance to say even vaccinated people should get tested if they've been exposed to COVID-19

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 on August 31, 2020, at a testing booth in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Until Tuesday, the CDC maintained that fully vaccinated people did not need to get tested for COVID-19, unless they developed symptoms. But, new data shows vaccinated people may be able to transmit the Delta variant just as well as the unvaccinated. The CDC is now urging anyone who's been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to get teste...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Breaking, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, CDC Covid Data Tracker, Speed desk


The Nerd's Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in August

Though a lot of movie theaters are back to full function, the safer option for entertainment remains streaming, and fans who choose to stay home and take advantage are constantly rewarded with tons of new content. At the start of each month, most streamers—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Science, Robin Williams, Films, Ben Affleck, Disney, Netflix, Mick Jagger, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Idris Elba, Francis Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger


Genetic engineering test with mosquitoes ‘may be game changer’ in eliminating malaria

UK scientist says gene-drive study rendering female insects infertile may lead to ‘self destruct mosquito’ field tests within 10 yearsScientists have successfully wiped out a population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes by using a radical form of genetic engineering to render the females infertile – in the most advanced and largest ever test of use of the technology to fight the disease.As well as bringing fresh hope in the fight against one of the world’s biggest killers, the study lays the fo...
Tags: UK, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, Genetics, Medical Research, Wildlife, Microbiology, Burkina Faso, Malaria, Insects, Imperial College London, Gene Editing


Astronomers detect light behind black hole for first time

Telescope picks up unexpected ‘luminous echoes’ – smaller, later and of different colour to bright flaresAstronomers have detected light behind a black hole deep in space for the first time.Bright flares of X-rays were spotted bursting from a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy 800m light years away, which is relatively normal. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Albert Einstein, Black Holes


Physicists See Light Echoing From Behind a Black Hole for the First Time

Astrophysicists have detected light coming from the far side of a black hole, using telescopes to see physics predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity but not yet directly observed. The new findings affirmed ideas about how black holes warp light.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Hole, Einstein, Galaxies, Stanford University, Plasma Physics, General Relativity, Physical Sciences, Stanford University Press, Natural Sciences, Supermassive Black Holes, Supermassive Black Hole, Erin Kara, Technology Internet, Space Plasmas



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