Bill's Single Again, Folks

It finally happened. After 27 years, millions of dollars and a few lucrative book deals between them, Bill and Melinda Gates finalized their divorce on Monday, marking the end of one of the most wholesome power couples of our time—or at least, formerly wholesome. Ever since the two announced their impending split last…Read more...
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Bernie Sanders revived an iconic meme from his 2019 presidential campaign to urge Americans to get vaccinated

Sen. Bernie Sanders posted an ad in 2019 for his presidential campaign, which quickly adapted into a meme by Internet users. Bernie Sanders/Facebook Sen. Bernie Sanders recalled an iconic meme in a push to get more Americans vaccinated. "I am once again asking you to get vaccinated," Sanders tweeted Monday. The line came from a presidential campaign ad that went viral in 2019, in which Sanders asked supporters for donations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sand...
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A Cheaper YouTube Premium May Be Coming Soon

YouTube Premium is a solid option if you want to pay to skip through its often harrowing advertising. But it’s about $12 a month on top of a whole host of other subscription services you’re probably already paying for. The price includes access to YouTube Music, offline downloads, and background playback. But for…Read more...
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Netflix's Post Mortem Looks Ghoulishly Great

A woman who’s been declared dead suddenly awakens—and the weirdness only amplifies from there in Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes, a new Norwegian horror series that’s arriving soon on Netflix. Things become even more complicated by the fact that the not-so-dead woman’s brother runs the local funeral home—and…Read more...
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Crypto Industry Still Angry At Part of Senate Infrastructure Bill Increasing IRS Reporting Requirements

The cryptocurrency lobby won some major concessions in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill just approved on a bipartisan basis in the Senate, the New York Times reported on Monday, but are still pressing for more.Read more...
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Covid restrictions and screens linked to myopia in children, study shows

Hong Kong research suggests less time outdoors and more doing ‘near work’ accelerates short-sightednessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSpending more time indoors and on screens because of Covid restrictions may be linked to an increased rate of short-sightedness in children, researchers say.The study, which looked at two groups of children aged six to eight in Hong Kong, is the latest to suggest that lockdowns and other restrictions may have taken a toll on eyesight: ...
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Vaccines may get authorized for young kids in October. Here are the drug companies' most likely timelines.

Monserat Ramos, 3, keeps a close eye on the needle as her grandparents get vaccinated in Los Angeles, California, on March 5, 2021. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines won't be available for children under 12 until after school starts. Pfizer expects to know how its vaccine performs among kids ages 5 to 11 by the end of September. Moderna could seek FDA authorization in the winter or early next year. See more stories on Insider's business page. It...
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Luke Skywalker From The Mandalorian Is Ready for His Close Up

In 2015, fans walked into Star Wars: The Force Awakens with many questions—and near the top of the list was “What’s up with Luke Skywalker?” Fans would only get hints in that film, and have to wait two more years to find out his fate in 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Still, this was an old Luke. A battered Luke. A…Read more...
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DirecTV Launches New Streaming Service for All the Old AT&T Streaming Services

DirecTV has officially spun out from under AT&T, cementing a separation that was first announced in February and clearing a path forward for the satellite television company to absorb all of AT&T’s streaming assets. Read more...
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Watch live: Boeing will launch its spaceship on a do-over flight on Tuesday to prove it can carry astronauts for NASA

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is set to launch its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Tuesday. Before flying astronauts, Starliner must complete this uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing's Starliner spaceship will attempt to redeem itself on...
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Colorado Flash Flood Shuts Down Highway Due to Damage 'Unlike Anything' Seen Before

Well, it’s finally infrastructure week and not a moment too soon. On Sunday, Colorado’s crucial east-west artery of I-70 shut down indefinitely “due to extreme damage from the latest round of flooding” to hit the state.Read more...
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Rare Back-to-Back Flybys of Venus Will Happen Next Week

Two spacecraft will fly past either side of Venus next week in the span of just 33 hours. The rare double flyby gives researchers an opportunity to observe the planet from multiple vantage points at nearly the same time.Read more...
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Spanish cave art was made by Neanderthals, study confirms

Study says pigments on cave stalagmites were applied through ‘splattering and blowing’ more than 60,000 years agoNeanderthals, long perceived to have been unsophisticated and brutish, really did paint stalagmites in a Spanish cave more than 60,000 years ago, according to a study published on Monday.The issue had roiled the world of paleoarchaeology ever since the publication of a 2018 paper attributing red ocher pigment found on the stalagmitic dome of Cueva de Ardales to our extinct “cousin” sp...
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Howl's Moving Castle Reminds Us That We Are More Than Our Jobs

Both versions of Howl’s Moving Castle—Diana Wynne Jones’ novel and director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated feature film of the same name—tell the story of Sophie Hatter, a young woman whose fate as a future hatmaker is all but decided for her due to her being the eldest sister. To everyone around Sophie, her working in the…Read more...
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Louisiana has a higher rate of COVID-19 infections than any country in the world

The Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Chris Graythen/Getty Images Louisiana has an average daily case rate of 89 COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people. That number is higher than that of any US state, or country in the world. Florida and Arkansas also rank in the top 5 highest infection rates worldwide. See more stories on Insider's business page. Louisiana has become a national coronavirus hotspot in this wave of the pandemic, with soaring case rates and an "exponential" surge ...
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'The Situation Is Very Serious': Ransomware Hackers Hobble Covid-19 Vaccinations in Italy

A series of cyberattacks has disrupted COVID-19 vaccinations in Italy’s Lazio region—a large area that encompasses the nation’s capital, Rome.Read more...
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Baton Rouge's largest hospital has reportedly run out of hospital beds due to COVID-19 spike in Louisiana

Reuters Baton Rouge's largest hospital has run out of hospital beds, according to its chief medical officer. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the state is returning to a mask mandate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge's largest hospital, has run out of hospital beds amid an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to the hospital's staff."There are no more beds left," Chief Medical Officer Katy O'Neal said a...
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Birds Are Brazenly Stealing Hair Off Animals' Backs

Some bird species regularly pluck hair off unsuspecting animals, including humans, to make linings for their nests, scientists say. In a recent study, they detail the hair theft phenomenon, citing numerous YouTube videos that capture birds in the act. It’s not entirely clear why hair is such an appealing construction…Read more...
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Sony Wants Venom to Wrap All the Way Around Your Face With 270-Degree Movie Screens

Sony Pictures and cinema tech firm CJ 4DPlex are joining forces to unleash an unholy terror upon moviegoers this September: a Venom sequel but in the 270-degree ScreenX format.Read more...
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Release Date Comes With a Breathtaking First Look

Frodo’s journey to Mordor was a long and dire one and so too will the journey be to the next Lord of the Rings story. Filming on the first season of Amazon’s upcoming, ultra-expensive, new television adaptation finished in New Zealand Monday and, to celebrate, the company announced that the show will debut on…Read more...
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Nine Days Will Stick in Your Mind and Never Let Go

Nine Days is kind of like Pixar’s Soul with a Sundance vibe, which is fitting since it premiered at Sundance in 2020. It’s just now being released though and this blend of fantasy and fate was well worth the wait. Read more...
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MAGA Twitter Clone Gettr Pivots From Being Filled With Porn to Being Filled With ISIS

Last month, members of Donald Trump’s insufferable inner circle launched GETTR, a half-assed and poorly built Facebook/Twitter clone that previously seemed to mostly serve as a vanity project for a far-right, fugitive Chinese billionaire with a cult-like following.Read more...
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Home Depot Wants to Sell You Tools That Require Bluetooth Activation

In a bid to crack down on organized retail crime, Home Depot is piloting a program where power tools must be activated via Bluetooth at checkout—or they won’t work. It’s a clever solution to deter theft, but it also highlights how technology can sometimes change gadget ownership in unintended ways. Read more...
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Smoke From Siberian Wildfires Has Reached the North Pole

Siberia is a famously cold place. But since May, it’s been extremely hot and extremely on fire. Those wildfires are so extreme that they’ve sent smoke streaming to the North Pole, and the plume is expected to reach Canada later this week.Read more...
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What to Know About the Newly Discovered Tetraquark at the Large Hadron Collider

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider-b (LHCb) experiment presented its latest discovery last week at a meeting of the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics. Meet the double-charm tetraquark, the longest-lived exotic matter particle yet discovered.Read more...
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Research into non-injectable Covid vaccines brings hope for needle-phobics

Scientists say anxiety around needles could be playing role in vaccine hesitancy in the UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe sight of a needle piercing skin is enough to chill a quarter of adult Britons and trigger up to 4% into fainting. But hope is on the horizon for needle-phobics as researchers are working on a range of non-injectable Covid vaccine formulations, including nasal sprays and tablets.Almost every vaccine in use today comes with a needle, and the appr...
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Baby Turtles Are Eating a Disturbing Amount of Plastic

Researchers probing the bellies of marine sea turtles from two oceans found an overwhelming amount of plastic in the reptiles’ stomachs. Performing autopsies on stranded and bycaught specimens of five different species of sea turtles, the research team found hundreds of bits of plastic in several dozen…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Germany to start booster vaccines in September; Iran posts new record daily cases

Germany will also offer vaccines to children over 12 from September; Iran reports more than 37,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours for the first timeIbiza plans for foreign ‘detectives’ to infiltrate parties to catch rule breakersBoris Johnson hints amber travel watchlist plan may be ditchedHundreds arrested in Berlin at protest against Covid restrictionsMillions under strict lockdown in China after Covid outbreak 6.31pm BST Senegal has told employers that turning away workers who have not ...
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Jungle Cruise Leads the Box Office, Could Controversy Follow?

A massive Disney blockbuster starring the biggest star in the world is the number one film at the box office. This much is to be expected. But coming a week after another megastar sued Disney over their similarly successful film, there are certainly many things to discuss.
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Zoom's $85 Million Settlement Won't Change a Thing, but It Could Get You a Refund

Zoom—the video conferencing software that many of us have come to begrudgingly rely on in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic—agreed on Saturday to pay $85 million to settle a class-action suit brought on by the numerous privacy and security issues the platform refused to patch up. And like many settlements put out…Read more...
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