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NASA can't find the Mars rock sample that the Perseverance rover drilled - it mysteriously disappeared

Perseverance used its sample-collection arm to try coring a Mars rock on August 6, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover tried to collect its first Mars rock sample on Friday, but came up empty. Perseverance drilled a hole in the rock, withdrew, then found that the rock core had vanished. Mission controllers suspect that the rock reacted unexpectedly, not that the rover made an error. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has spent nine years and about $2...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mission, Mars, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover, Jennifer Trosper, Trosper


Apple Says It Won't Let the Government Turn Its Child Abuse Detection Tools Into a Surveillance Weapon

After facing a whole lot of criticism, Apple has doubled down and defended its plans to launch controversial new tools aimed at identifying and reporting child sex abuse material (or CSAM) on its platforms.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Imessage, Software, Edward Snowden, Computing, Messages, Icloud, Child, Operating Systems, Webmail, Apple Inc, Matthew Green, Alex Stamos, CSAM


Life With a Foldable Phone Is a Game-Changer With One Terrible Downside

If you’ve been reading Gizmodo for awhile, you’ve probably realized that I’m bullish on flexible displays, due in large part to their ability to expand or enhance the capabilities of smartphones, laptops, and even smartwatches (OK, that last one’s a little iffy). So after I reviewed Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 last…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, DS, Mobile Phones, Nintendo, Gizmodo, Samsung Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung Mobile Phones


Catherine Zeta-Jones Will Play Morticia in Tim Burton's Wednesday Addams Netflix Series

Carolyn Jones and Anjelica Huston (and the voice of Charlize Theron) came before her, and now it’s Catherine Zeta-Jones’ chance to glam it up as spooky, ooky Addams family matriarch Morticia. The Oscar winner is the latest casting addition to Tim Burton’s upcoming series for Netflix following the supernatural…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tim Burton, Disney, Netflix, Anjelica Huston, Johnny Depp, Morticia Addams, Catherine Zeta Jones, Platform Games, Gomez, Charlize Theron, Luis, Morticia, Addams, The Oscar, Al Gough


The IPCC’s six report is as worthless as its fifth. Ask questions, don’t accept the word of this corrupt organisation.

I haven’t had time to review it yet (too many other things on my plate) but will do so when I find the time. As usual, IPCC is spouting a LOAD of rubbish. See my FB comments today – first, second. See this. IPCC-scientists themselves are beginning to doubt whether their models can be trusted […]
Tags: Travel, Science, Ipcc


Novel Virus Detected in Hawaiian Dolphin Could Trigger Global Outbreaks Among Marine Mammals, Scientists Say

Biologists in Hawaii have detected a previously unknown strain of cetacean morbillivirus, a pathogen that can cause deadly infections in marine mammals across the globe. The virus was detected in a lone Fraser’s dolphin—a highly social species—leading to concerns that the disease could spread and wreak havoc outside…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, Dolphin, Hawaii, Cetaceans, Fraser, Organisms, Cetacea, False Killer Whale, Oceanic Dolphins, Cetacean Morbillivirus, Feline Morbillivirus, Krisi West, Morbillivirus, Frasers Dolphin


There are only 8 ICU beds available in the entire state of Arkansas as COVID-19 spikes

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. AP Photo/Danny Johnston Arkansas only has a total of eight ICU hospital beds left available in the entire state amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. According to data released by the Arkansas Department of Health, the state reported a record number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations Monday. Hospitalizations rose by 103 patients, bringing the total number to 1,376. "Today's report shows some very startling numbers. We saw the largest single-day increase in h...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Arkansas, Healthcare, Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson, Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Department of Health, Danny Johnston, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hospitalizations, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci


New Data Portability Tools Get Us Closer to Leaving Facebook the Website, but Not Facebook the Borg

If you’re morbidly curious about the reams of data Facebook collects on you, then good news: earlier today, Facebook announced that users could now move their data to two more destinations with the help of the company’s Transfer Your Information (TYI) Tool. Starting today, the company said, you can now move your pics…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Social Networks, Social Media, Software, Computing, Biden, World Wide Web, Zuckerberg, Social Software, Facebook Group, John Smith, Borg, Facebook Platform, Data Portability


Batman Writer James Tynion IV Is Moving From DC to Substack

If things at DC Comics seem a little different in the coming months, it’s because writer James Tynion IV is leaving. He announced today that he’ll exit Batman after issue #117 in November and The Joker after issue #14 in April 2022. Where is he headed? Well, he’ll be moving his talents exclusively to Substack, with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, James Tynion, James Tynion Iv


Controversial Crypto Tax Amendment May Be Fixed in the 11th Hour

A bipartisan group of senators led by Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) today announced a proposed tweak to a contentious cryptocurrency tax amendment to the sprawling infrastructure bill. The amendment dictates that brokers will be subject to report crypto transactions to the IRS. This relates to…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Money, Finance, Articles, Bitcoin, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Irs, Blockchain, Decentralization, Kraken, Chuck Schumer


Blacula Was About the Respectable Monster Haunting Us All

In director William Crain’s original Blacula from 1972, an 18th-century Nigerian prince named Mamuwalde (William Marshall) meets his untimely first death at the hands of the Dracula (Charles Macaulay), who scoffs at the mortal man’s earnest pleas for assistance dismantling the transatlantic slave trade. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Bobby, Dracula, Blacula, William Crain, Ted Harris, William Marshall, Gordon Thomas, Mamuwalde, Vonetta McGee, Cinema of the United States, Creative Works, English Language Films, Blaxploitation Films, Blaxploitation Horror Films


Roku Gets 23 More Quibi Shows That Died Along With Your Commute

Roku announced on Monday that it plans to add 23 new Quibi titles to its lineup of The Roku Channel “originals,” including four all-new premieres.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Internet, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Roku, Internet Television, Internet Radio, Josh Groban, Leslie, Roku Inc, Brian Tannenbaum, Quibi, Entertainment Culture, Internet Broadcasting


Dallas schools are defying Texas Gov. Abbott's order and will require masks

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Dallas Independent School District will require masks across its campuses beginning Tuesday. The mandate is in direct defiance to a May order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prohibiting schools from requiring masks. The move comes amid a surge in coronavirus cases in North Texas and throughout the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dallas Independent School District will require students and teachers to wear masks at its campuses...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Delta, Dallas, Houston, Dallas Morning News, Abbott, Greg Abbott, North Texas, Dallas Independent School District, Jake Epstein, COVID, Michael Hinojosa


Doom Patrol's First Season 3 Teaser Is Your Brain on Drugs

Doom Patrol’s second season left its world on the precipice of yet another calamity, as both Jane and Dorothy Spinner unwittingly freed different kinds of monsters who’ve been hungering to wreak havoc. If you’ve watched a significant amount of Doom Patrol, though, you know by now that apocalypses have kind of been the…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Dc Comics, Brain, Miranda, Doom, Danny, Jane, Gorilla Grodd, Fictional Characters, Doom Patrol, Dc Comics Characters, Dorothy Spinner, Her Kay


Pizza Hut Will Use AI... to Recommend What Pizza to Get... Based on... the Weather

Pizza Hut has posited a strange question: What weather is pizza weather? Perhaps it’s a riddle. Or perhaps a machine-learning salesman in a brimmed straw hat waltzed into a Pizza Hut marketing meeting with a whistle and a tune:Read more...
Tags: Science, Pizza, Fast Food, YUM, Pizza Hut, Food And Drink, Mcdonalds, Kfc, Cuisine, Foods, Taco Bell, Yum Brands, Pizza Pizza, Sonic, Dynamic Yield Ltd, WingStreet


A 15-year-old described what it was like to have long COVID, from completely forgetting the previous day's schoolwork to having to sit in the shower to avoid fainting

Not pictured: Will Grogan. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Will Grogan, 15, got COVID-19 in October and struggled with brain fog and fatigue for months. Returning to school and sports was difficult due to cognitive mix-ups and physical pain. Kids and teens who get COVID may seem to recover at first, only to have rebounding or lingering symptoms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Will Grogan, a hardworking ninth-grade student, used to feel that "taking naps is a waste of sunligh...
Tags: Science, Trends, New York Times, Times, Boston Children s Hospital, Grogan, Brain Fog, Pam Belluck, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson, long-COVID, Long-haulers, Grogan Crystal Cox Business Insider Will Grogan, Will Grogan, Molly Wilson Murphy


A Carnivorous Plant Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight in North America

In the boglands of the northwestern United States and Canada, an unassuming plant has been trapping and eating insects, totally unbeknownst to science. Today, researchers report that Triantha occidentalis is now the 12th known independent evolution of carnivory—the consumption of animal flesh—in the plant kingdom. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Canada, United States, Plants, Carnivorous Plants, North America, Venus Flytrap, Lin, Human Interest, Organisms, Protocarnivorous Plant, Tom Givnish, Qianshi Lin, Carnivorous Plants Of North America, Triantha


Report: Disney Is Only Paying Comics Creators $5,000 for Work It's Adapted for Billions

Behind each and every one of Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment’s comic book adaptations are teams of comic book creators whose ideas laid the groundwork for what would eventually become the films and TV shows powering the megacorporations’ respective multi-billion dollar entertainment franchises. Unfortunately, that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment


Exxon Kicked Out of Climate Group It Helped Form

Seems like Big Oil’s chickens may be coming home to roost. On Friday, the Climate Leadership Council, a bipartisan, industry-supported group that advocates for centrist climate solutions, announced that former founding member ExxonMobil had been kicked out. The move follows a Greenpeace exposé that caught an Exxon…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Environment, Articles, ExxonMobil, Reagan, Ibm, Goldman Sachs, Greenpeace, Carbon Tax, Shell, Climate Change Policy, ConocoPhillips, Exxon, Bush, Environmental Law


A 15-year-old described what it's like to have long COVID, from forgetting the previous day's schoolwork to sitting in the shower to avoid fainting

Not pictured: Will Grogan. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Will Grogan, 15, got COVID-19 in October and struggled with brain fog and fatigue for months. Returning to school and sports was difficult due to cognitive mix-ups and physical pain. Kids and teens who get COVID may seem to recover at first, only to have rebounding or lingering symptoms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Will Grogan, a hardworking ninth-grade student, used to feel that "taking naps is a waste of sunligh...
Tags: Science, Trends, New York Times, Times, Boston Children s Hospital, Grogan, Brain Fog, Pam Belluck, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson, long-COVID, Long-haulers, Grogan Crystal Cox Business Insider Will Grogan, Will Grogan, Molly Wilson Murphy


Playmobil's New Star Trek Playset Includes a Massive 39-Inch USS Enterprise

After finding success with adult collectors through licensed playsets that included the time-traveling Back to the Future DeLorean and the ghost-hunting Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, Playmobil is going all-in with a new Star Trek line. It includes not only the original series’ most beloved characters, but also a giant USS …Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Star Trek, Spock, Back To The Future, Playmobil, Delorean, Kirk, McCoy, Chekov, Scotty, Playmobil The Movie, Star Trek The Original Series, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films


Members of the US military will need to get a COVID-19 vaccine starting in September

Aerial view of the Pentagon Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Members of the US Military will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 starting September 15, the Associated Press reported. According to the report, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will send a memo later Monday announcing the policy. "I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so," Austin said, per the AP. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Science, News, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Military, US military, Healthcare, Pentagon, Associated Press, Biden, US Food and Drug Administration, Bill Clark


Members of the US military will need to get a COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 15

Aerial view of the Pentagon Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Members of the US Military will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by September 15, the Associated Press reported. According to the report, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will send a memo later Monday announcing the policy. "I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so," Austin said, per the AP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Member...
Tags: Science, News, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Military, US military, Healthcare, Pentagon, Fda, Associated Press, Biden, US Food and Drug Administration


5 Big Takeaways From the New UN Climate Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s massive new report, published early Monday morning, makes it absolutely clear that the climate crisis isn’t waiting for us in some far-off future; it’s here right now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather, Natural Environment, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Effects Of Climate Change, Atmospheric Sciences, Bob Kopp, Kim Cobb, Physical Geography, Climate Change In Russia, Greg Flato


Health experts share what they're doing to stay safe amid Delta's threat: They're still traveling but avoiding indoor dining

Passengers on a Pobeda Airlines tour flight over the Golden Ring of Russia on December 20, 2020. Mikhail Japaridze/TASS/Getty Images Health experts are adjusting their behavior now that the Delta variant is driving up COVID-19 cases. Even though they're fully vaccinated, experts say they're wearing masks in all indoor settings. But they're still traveling, seeing friends, and taking their kids on outdoor playdates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rule number on...
Tags: Health, England, Texas, Science, News, Maryland, California, Cdc, Scotland, Masks, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Getty Images, Chicago, Delta


ISS Mishap a Sign That NASA's Safety Culture Is Slipping, Warns Former Mission Controller

Disaster nearly struck the International Space Station last week when a Russian module unexpectedly fired its thrusters shortly after docking. A retired space engineer is now sounding the alarm, saying NASA’s safety culture is showing signs of decay and that an independent investigation is necessary. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Mir, Outer Space, James Oberg, Sergei Krikalev, Nauka, Disaster Accident, Science Diplomacy, Space Rendezvous, Russiaunited States Relations


Methane Is a New Big Enemy in the Battle Over Climate Change, IPCC Says

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is ringing its first serious alarm bell on the role methane emissions play in climate change. Hundreds of scientists said in the latest IPCC report, published on Monday, that methane emissions in the atmosphere are at their highest levels in hundreds of thousands of years,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Ipcc, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Atmosphere, Methane, Greenhouse Gases, Methane Emissions, Intergovernmental Panel, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Physical Sciences, Ocko, Atmospheric Methane


Free Guy's Director Explains Why Video Game Movies Are So Hard to Make

If things had worked out a different way, Shawn Levy would’ve directed Uncharted. A few years back, the producer/director behind such mega-hits as , Night at the Museum, and Shadow and Bone was on track to bring the popular adventure video game series to the big screen. However, as tends to happen, “the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, It, Netflix, Friday, Ryan Reynolds, Night at the Museum, Millie, Tom Holland, Nathan Drake, Shawn Levy, Zak Penn, Stranger Things, Ruben Fleischer, Jodie Comer


A scientist explains why it's so hard for scientists to investigate UFOs

Beyond all the diehard UFO believers, conspiracy kooks, and capital "S" skeptics, there is an invisible college of scientists who do see the value in looking at the UFO phenomenon through a scientific lens. No matter whether the UFOs are classified government aircraft, extraterrestrials from other worlds, inter-dimensional explorers, swamp gas, or figments of our collective imagination, objectively analyzing the data we do have about the phenomenon is incredibly challenging. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, UFOs, Watch The Skies, UAPs


Footage of the First Cruise Ship Roller Coaster in Action Looks Like it Will Make You Extra Sea Sick

There was already incredible competition between cruise ship companies to lure passengers, resulting in gigantic ships with over-the-top amenities like go-kart tracks. But after the nightmarish stories of cruise ships dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks, and the pandemic, there’s even more pressure for the cruise ship…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tourism, Ships, Cruise Ships, Roller Coaster, Carnival Cruise Line, Cruise Lines, Mardi Gras, Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise, Carnival Corporation PLC, Six Flags Great America, Meyer Turku, Hospitality Recreation, Draft2021 In Amusement Parks, Ships Built In Finland



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