Children's COVID-19 infections are rising in Florida and Texas, and many of them are among kids who are too young to be vaccinated

Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images COVID-19 pediatric hospitalization rates are on the rise in Florida as some kids are too young to be vaccinated. More than 40 pediatric patients were hospitalized in Florida on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. Despite the spike in COVID-19 cases among children, Gov. DeSantis banned mask mandates in schools. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 infection rates in children are on the rise in states like Florid...
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Blue Origin has a new publicity strategy: Posting salty graphics that trash competitors like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk (right) have a longstanding rivalry. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Blue Origin seems to have a new strategy for boosting its image and trashing competitors: salty graphics. The rocket company posted jabs at SpaceX and NASA online after NASA snubbed its lunar lander. Blue Origin previously fired shots at Virgin Galactic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos in 2000, is b...
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Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong With Indonesia's Plan for 'Jurassic Park' on Island Filled with Komodo Dragons

Who wants their next vacation to be on an island filled with large, carnivorous reptiles? Raise of hands? Anybody? Well, hand-raisers, whoever you are, have I got the opportunity for you. Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Environment, Unesco, Countries, Labuan Bajo, Sharon Stone, Komodo, Komodo National Park, Lesser Sunda Islands, East Nusa Tenggara, Lizard, Komodo dragon

Choosing a New Laptop – The Visible Parts (Screen and Keyboard)

The reference point of excellence from which to judge all lesser keyboards – the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard. This is the third part in our series on how to choose the most suitable laptop for your needs.  Please see the links at the bottom to the other parts in the series. Screen Size and Resolution Too many people take screen quality for granted.  In truth, there is an enormous variation in screen quality, especially as most easily measured by resolution. I considered it essential the sc...
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Choosing a New Laptop – The Invisible Bits (Memory, Storage, CPU, Warranty)

Some of the most important parts of your laptop are things you’ll never see, such as this M.2 SSD. This is the second part in our series on how to choose the most suitable laptop for your needs.  Please see the links at the bottom to the other parts in the series. Processor (CPU) We should start off by pointing out that the overall computing experience, especially the perceived speed, is a function of very much more than the CPU alone.  This is similar to how the speed of a car depends on a...
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Choosing a New Laptop

With so many hundreds of confusingly similar or even more confusingly different choices, finding the best laptop for your needs can be complicated and frustrating.  This new article series will help you. This is the first part of a new article series on choosing a new laptop.  Links to the other four parts of the series are at the bottom. Many of us might find our plans for a new laptop (or desktop) computer brought forward with the incipient advent of the new Windows 11 operating system.  Th...
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Just Let TikTok Stream the Olympics Next Time

Figuring out how to watch the Olympics should have been a breeze. NBCUniversal—which holds the universal broadcast rights for the Summer and Winter Games through 2032—showed up locked and loaded with its brand new streaming platform, Peacock, which it had touted on its website as “the place to flock for the Games’ top…Read more...
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Blade Runner: Black Lotus' Awesome Opening Is Here

“Los Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories, and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.”Read more...
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World’s Oldest Known Coin Mint Unearthed in China

Archaeologists in China have discovered a foundry that dates back to between 640 and 550 BCE. In addition to tools, ornaments, and spare parts, the foundry produced standardized coins, making it the oldest known mint in the archaeological record.Read more...
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Senators Ask FDA and FTC to Investigate After Juul Bought Its Way Into an Academic Journal

Last month, the e-cigarette giant Juul bought out an entire issue of a major scientific journal, which dedicated a month’s coverage to pro-vaping studies that were funded solely by the company. And now, two senators want two of the biggest federal agencies to investigate. Read more...
Tags: Science, Tobacco, Smoking, Elizabeth Warren, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Cigarettes, Electronic Cigarette, Cigarette, Juul, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Richard Blumenthal, Electronic Cigarettes, American Journal of Health Behavior

Male Trees, Ranked

For the past week or so, the wild idea that high concentrations of “male trees” in cities are the reason that people experience intense allergies has been gaining renewed traction in certain circles online. This and the concept of exclusively “male” trees being planted in cities in order to rob urbanites of free fruit…Read more...
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The Walking Dead's Latest Season 11 Teaser Has Lots of Stabbing

In a zombie apocalypse, the best weapon is a blade. It’s quiet. There’s no need to worry about ammunition, It’s just something sharp and strong to put into an undead head. The latest look at The Walking Dead season 11 has a lot of action, much of which involves knives, swords, and the occasional . You know how…
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TerraCycle Is Corporate America’s Favorite Recycling Company. It May Be Helping Them Greenwash

It’s no secret that our recycling system is broken and, as we’re pumping more and more plastic into existence, in desperate need of an overhaul. But it’s not just recycling plants that are broken, but packaging labels themselves, which may just be sporting a greenwashed facelift. An investigation published Thursday…Read more...
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Don’t Cross the Pokémon Go Picket Line

Yes, people still play Pokémon Go. In fact, I’m currently in competition with a neighbor over claiming the gym down the street. But today, I’m holding off on logging on in solidarity with #PokémonNoDay.Read more...
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Scientists create method to mail freeze-dried sperm on postcards

Scientists in Japan developed a method to freeze dry mouse sperm on sheets of specially-prepared paper. The sheets are stored in a "sperm book" and the samples could then be removed and attached to a postcard for mailing. The technique enables the sperm to be sent around to other researchers cheaply and safely. — Read the rest
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Meet Marvel's Shang-Chi Cast in New Posters and Video

With Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and Natasha Romanoff now gone, who will rise up to lead the Marvel Cinematic Universe? There are certainly some candidates already around, but the newest contender is arriving September 3: Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.Read more...
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What If's Marvel Multiverse Was Already Forming Before Loki and Doctor Strange 2

Because Disney+ and Marvel’s What If is an anthology series, each of its self-contained episodes can be appreciated as individual stories set within the MCU’s expanding multiverse. As a whole, though, What If is establishing just how important the multiverse itself is going to be for the MCU’s future, something that’s…Read more...
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LIGHTSPEED Presents: 'Now You See Me' by Justin C. Key

io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE. Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “Now You See Me” by Justin C. Key. You can read the story below. Enjoy!Read more...
Tags: Science, Memory, Baby, Jim Crow, Lightspeed, Justin, Danny, Pam, The Arts, The Job, Pam Beesly, Occupations, Creative Works, Luann Ryon, Justin C Key

A Chat With the Congressman Trying to Make 'Hot FERC Summer' Happen

The Congressional Record chronicles nearly everything that happens in the House and Senate. It includes watershed moments such as Rep. Barbara Lee’s speech as the only vote against authorizing the use of force in Afghanistan and Sen. Edward Dirksen’s speech that ended up helping quash a filibuster against landmark…Read more...
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Y: The Last Man's First Trailer Is Finally, Finally Here

It’s been over 13 years since Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man—which imagines a world in which almost all men perish in a sudden outbreak, with a few notable exceptions, including main character Yorick and his pet monkey—ended its run at DC Comics. Hollywood’s been nosing around an adaptation for what…Read more...
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The Perseids meteor shower peaks next week, and NASA calls it the best of the year. Here's how to watch.

A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower on August 12, 2016 in Spruce Knob, West Virginia. NASA/Bill Ingalls The Perseids, which NASA says is the best meteor shower of the year, happens every summer. The shower started in late July, but meteor activity will peak on August 11 and 12. The Perseids are known for epic "fireball" meteors. Here are the best ways to see them. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA calls the annual Perseids meteor show...
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The FAA Really Wants Airports to Stop Letting Passengers Take Booze Onto Planes and Wreck Stuff

The Federal Aviation Administration is practically begging airports to stop selling to-go alcohol that passengers can take onto flights, ABC News reported on Thursday, citing a dramatic spike in unruly passengers and violence against flight crews since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
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This Dissolvable Smartwatch Is a Clever Way to Battle E-Waste

While these days you’re more likely to buy a smartwatch that can withstand water, now there are smartwatches that can dissolve in water. Researchers from Tianjin University used a two-metal nanocomposite material to create a fully functioning prototype smartwatch that dissolves when submerged.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Watch, Smartwatches, Recycling, Wearable Devices, Electronic Waste, Tianjin University, Applied Materials, Ubiquitous Computing, Wear OS, Wearable Computers, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology Internet, Distributed Computing Architecture

Champagne moment as supernova captured in detail for the first time

Researchers record the earliest moments of a supernova as a shockwave blasts its way through a starThe earliest moments of a supernova – the cataclysmic explosion of a massive star – have been observed in unprecedented detail, in a development researchers say could help us better understand what happens to stars when they die.Using data collected from Nasa’s Kepler space telescope in 2017, astrophysicists recorded the initial light burst from a supernova as a shockwave blasted its way through a ...
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Fauci: COVID-19 cases in the US could reach 200,000 cases a day in latest outbreak

Dr. Anthony Fauci. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool New COVID-19 cases in the US could soon double to upwards of 200,000 per day, Dr. Anthony Fauci told McClatchy. The seven-day rolling average of daily COVID-19 cases was at 89,463 as of Tuesday, CDC data shows. Coronavirus cases have been surging in a "very steep fashion," largely among those who are unvaccinated, Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of new COVID-19 cases in the US could double to up 200,000...
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This Blasted Star Is Getting the Hell Out of the Milky Way

Careening through the Milky Way at nearly 2 million miles per hour, the star LP 40–365 shows no signs of stopping. A team of astronomers recently figured out that the star was propelled into its current speedrun by a supernova explosion millions of years ago.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: controversial France health pass lawful, says court; UK reports 30,215 cases and 86 deaths

French court rules pass required to enter restaurants and bars is legal; UK cases rise above 30,000 againUK doctors condemn ‘shambolic’ rollout of jabs to childrenGerman minister criticised over plans to place restrictions on unvaccinatedBritons in Mexico tell of dismay after country added to travel red listSydney Covid Delta variant outbreak ‘an epidemic of young people’Indonesia Covid deaths pass 100,000 as Delta overwhelms hospitals 5.16pm BST Welsh health minister Eluned Morgan said the ...
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California’s Farmers Face Unprecedented Water Restrictions

Amid water shortages during a historic megadrought, California regulators have moved to restrict thousands of farmers’ access to water.Read more...
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What We’re Learning About That Upcoming Russian ‘Movie in Space’

A Russian actor and director are currently in training as the pair prepare to film scenes aboard the International Space Station later this year. New details are emerging about the project, such as the movie’s plot—and how Russian cosmonauts will be expected to take part.Read more...
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Pioneering Paint App KidPix Is Back and Ready To Run in Your Browser

Everything old is new again. In 2021, fanny packs are high fashion, Clippy is a beloved icon, and KidPix—the beloved art toy that’s been untouched since the early 2000's—is back. Read more...
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