Citizen Launches a $20 Service You Can Call to Call the Cops

Citizen, the self-proclaimed crime-fighting app, has launched a new premium service that, for $20 a month, lets you do something you can already do for free.Read more...
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FDA expected to approve Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine by early September: NYT

vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA expected to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by early September, See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration is working to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 v...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson Johnson, Reno Nevada, The Food and Drug Administration, Check, Moderna, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech, Azmi Haroun, Patrick Fallon

Google Is Finally Killing Off a Decade-Old Version of Android

Whether you’re running it for a nostalgic feel or you’ve held on to a device for too long, it’s time to say goodbye to the decade-old Android Gingerbread. Google is officially laying it to rest.Read more...
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Brotherhood of the Wolf Is Still the Greatest French Historical Epic Martial Arts Monster Movie Ever Made

Martial arts movies that double as historical epics are supposed to be set in Asia. They’re not supposed to take place in the opulent, luxurious, ostentatious mansions of the bewigged aristocracy of 1760s France. Yet 2001’s Brotherhood of the Wolf has the audacity to take these wildly incohesive elements, along with…Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, France, Films, It, Pope, Monica Bellucci, Wolf, Fronsac, Marianne, Sylvia, Shout Factory, Beast, Mani, Vincent Cassel, Mark Dacascos

A black hole warped space-time so much that astronomers saw flashes of light from its far side

An illustration shows a black hole with a corona (the ball of white light) as it devours material streaming into the black hole. NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers have seen light from behind a black hole for the first time. The black hole warped light from X-ray explosions on its far side, bending the light around toward Earth. It further confirms Albert Einstein's theory that massive objects like black holes warp space-time. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first ti...
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A San Francisco hospital is offering a dose of Pfizer's or Moderna's vaccine to people who got J&J

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images A San Francisco hospital is letting people who got Johnson & Johnson's vaccine get a dose of Pfizer's or Moderna's. J&J's shot may be the least effective against the Delta variant. But US regulators haven't recommended extra shots or boosters for any Americans yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. It'...
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Scientists discover Machu Picchu could be at least two decades older than thought

A team of investigators used enhanced carbon dating methods to examine human remains from the site in Peru A scientific discovery about Machu Picchu has cast doubt on the reliability of colonial records for modern western historians trying to piece together an understanding of the Inca people who built the site.For more than 75 years, many historians and scientists have worked on the assumption that the famous site in Peru was built some time after AD1438. This was based primarily on 16th-centur...
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How Did Palpatine Survive After Return of the Jedi?

The dead speak! On the official Star Wars website in fact! In a new blog post on the site today, Lucasfilm Story Group member Emily Shkoukani explained “The Contingency”—the canon name for exactly how Emperor Palpatine died, came back to life, and returned to power in Star Wars. A plan that was, according to the site,…Read more...
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Zoe Saldana Is Making a Space Opera Anime for Crunchyroll

Zoe Saldana has starred in some of the biggest, most successful films in history. Next up, she’ll try to make more history by teaming up with the hugely successful anime brand Crunchyroll to create a franchise of her own. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Star Trek, Avatar, Crunchyroll, Star Trek Beyond, Zoe Saldana, Zoe, Human Interest, Gamora, Nyota Uhura, Mariel Saldana, Joanne Waage, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films

Lazor Wulf Tried to Warn Everyone About the Moon

Henry Bonsu’s Lazor Wulf, an off-kilter animated series about a talking wolf armed with a laser gun, was one of Adult Swim’s most refreshing shows. It switched up the usual late-night cartoon bloc by spotlighting a bevy of Black talent and creativity. Though the show met its untimely end earlier this year after just…Read more...
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Biologists Have Been Vastly Underestimating Giraffes’ Social Skills

Giraffes are way more socially competent than we give them credit for, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol say. They’re calling for an updated understanding of the incredibly tall artiodactyls.Read more...
Tags: Science, University of Bristol, Giraffe, Mammals, Seuss, Zoe Muller, Taxa, Even Toed Ungulate, Sphenacodontoidea, Giraffidae, Ossicone

'Covanxiety' is making a comeback as COVID-19 cases ramp up. Mental-health experts share tips for managing it.

A woman walks by an art exhibition on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, on November 27, 2020. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images Rising coronavirus cases in the US have prompted a resurgence of pandemic-related stress. Psychologists shared seven tips for managing this "covanxiety." Giving back to others and limiting news intake are helpful strategies, they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Psychiatrist Eva Ritmo received an email from a member of her 20-person book club on...
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Someone, Please Explain the Metaverse to Jim Cramer

If you follow tech news, you may have been wondering to yourself—what the hell is a metaverse? That’s fair. But if you are wondering what the metaverse is, please, do not go to Jim Cramer for answers.Read more...
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Earth's rotation has been slowing since it formed - and that could explain why there's enough oxygen for us to survive

Subtropical stratocumulus clouds above Earth. Aleksandar Georgiev/Getty Images Earth's spin has been slowing little by little since it formed about 4.5 billion years ago. That slowing means days are getting longer, which helps some bacteria produce more oxygen. A new study suggests such bacteria produced enough oxygen 2 billion years ago for life to survive. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ever since its formation around 4.5 billion years ago, Earth's rotation has ...
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The ISS Backflipped Out of Control After Russian Module Misfired, New Details Reveal

A NASA flight director has provided new details about last week’s scary incident in orbit, in which a freshly docked Russian module inadvertently fired its thrusters, causing the International Space Station to roll backwards. Read more...
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Realme's MagSafe Alternative for Android Is Here

Last fall, Apple reimagined its classic MagSafe magnetic charging tech in the form of a slim puck for charging the iPhone 12. Now Realme is bringing wireless magnetic recharging to the Android ecosystem for the first time with its new MagDart chargers.Read more...
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Tennessee isn't offering incentives for COVID shots - but paid nearly $500,000 to vaccinate cows

Tennessee paid farmers nearly $500,000 to vaccinate their cows over the past two years. Artur Widak/Getty Images Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said he doesn't plan to offer monetary incentives for the COVID vaccine. The state paid nearly $500,000 to cattle farmers to get their herds vaccinated over the last two years, the AP reported. Tennessee farmers can earn up to $1,500 per cow that gets vaccinated against respiratory diseases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tennessee d...
Tags: Politics, Science, Colorado, Trends, Ap, Tennessee, New York Times, Vaccine, Cows, Lee, WBIR, Tennessee Department of Health, TDA, Associated Press Tennessee, Fiscus, Tennessee Gov Bill Lee

The New Cinderella Trailer Gives Us Big Knight's Tale Vibes

Maybe it’s just us, but when we see people in period clothing singing catchy modern pop songs, we’re instantly transported back to 2001. That was when a young actor named Heath Ledger (along with Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk, and others) gave us A Knight’s Tale, a fun medieval adventure film filled with modern music. What…Read more...
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Hospitalizations Rare Among Vaccinated and More Survivable When They Happen, Study Finds

Recent preliminary research from India may offer some more good news for people who have gotten covid-19 vaccines, even in the face of the more virulent Delta variant. The study found that fully vaccinated people who ended up hospitalized—itself a rare risk among the vaccinated—still had a lower chance of becoming…Read more...
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Nicholas Hoult Will Star as Dracula's Henchman in Universal Monster Comedy Renfield

He’s played J.R.R. Tolkien, the X-Men’s Beast, and a romantic zombie—plus, we all witnessed him in Mad Max: Fury Road. Now Nicholas Hoult is adding another notch to his already impressive genre resume, signing on to star as the title character in Chris McKay’s Dracula-adjacent Universal monster movie Renfield.Read more...
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The space station spun 540 degrees and flipped upside down when Russia's new module mistakenly fired its thrusters

The International Space Station as seen by astronauts from NASA's space shuttle Endeavour on February 19, 2010. NASA Russia's new space station module, Nauka, mistakenly fired its thrusters after docking on Thursday. The mistake caused the entire space station to spin around 540 degrees and flip upside down. NASA and Russian flight controllers were able to get it back to its original position after an hour. See more stories on Insider's business page. The International Space St...
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Florida Gov. DeSantis defends unvaccinated people who are catching COVID-19, media is being 'judgmental'

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the media was being "judgmental" of unvaccinated people getting sick from COVID-19. "Nobody's trying to get ill here," he told the press on Tuesday. Florida is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, and the majority of hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated peo...
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FandangoNOW and Vudu Merging Into One Streaming Mega-Platform

Movie ticketing company Fandango announced on Tuesday that it plans to combine its two streaming services into one mega-platform—a new version of Vudu that’s set to become the official movie and TV store for Roku.Read more...
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China’s Propaganda Ministries Dislike the Algorithmic Feed, Possibly Even More Than You Do

China’s state propaganda institutions are urging companies like ByteDance, the owner of music app TikTok/Douyin, and Tencent Holdings, owner of messaging app WeChat and numerous streaming platforms, to limit the role of algorithms in content promotion, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday.Read more...
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Curiosity Rover Sees a Weird Martian Rock Formation

Not to be outdone by the young upstart Perseverance, NASA’s Curiosity rover has spent recent days imaging interesting rocks at the base of Mount Sharp on Mars, near which the rover landed in August 2012. One of those features is an arch, similar to some of the towering geology present on parts of Earth—but this arch…Read more...
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Ground Temperatures Reach a Blistering 127 Degrees in Turkey

Wildfires are raging out of control amid blistering heat in Turkey and Greece. New data shows that ground temperatures in parts of Greece and Turkey reached more than 127 degrees Fahrenheit (53 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday.Read more...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defends unvaccinated people who are catching COVID-19: Media is being 'judgmental'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. DeSantis said the media is "judgmental" of unvaccinated people who get sick from COVID-19. "Nobody's trying to get ill here," he told the press on Tuesday. Florida is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, and most hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated people who were getting sick from COVID-19, saying ...
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Boeing's spaceship has yet another technical issue, delaying the launch of a critical re-do flight for NASA

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft stacked atop an Atlas V rocket at in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 17, 2021. Boeing Boeing has delayed the launch of a critical test flight for NASA after discovering technical issues. Engineers found "unexpected valve position indications" in the Starliner spaceship's propulsion system. Boeing aims to fly astronauts but has suffered a series of delays and software issues. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing found technical issues w...
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