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All of Superman: The Animated Series Is Coming to Blu-ray

Twenty-five years have passed since Warner Bros. Animation followed up its legendary Batman: The Animated Series the only way it could—with Superman: The Animated Series. Produced by , Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett, the show debuted on September 6, 1996 and leaped tall buildings right into our hearts. Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Warner Bros, Man Of Steel, Lex Luthor, Bruce Timm, Tim Daly, Clancy Brown, Bob Goodman, Warner Bros Animation, Toonami, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano, Paul Dini, Television Series, Batman The Animated Series


Guy Behind Fake Cormac McCarthy Twitter Account is Actually a California Gubernatorial Candidate

Cormac McCarthy, author of many a novel about dark, dark things, has never been on Twitter, but that hasn’t stopped other people from tweeting for him. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Youtube, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Election, Terry, Patton Oswalt, Writers, Joe, Cormac Mccarthy, No Country for Old Men, Daniel Watts, American Writers, Entertainment Culture, Behind Fake Cormac


How Your Ad Blocker Can Track You Across the Web

Ah, ad blockers. Even if you aren’t among the growing number of people downloading one of these extensions, chances are you’ve heard people sing their praises for all sorts of reasons. They make the web a less cluttered, less , less invasive place to be. So naturally, the money-hungry tech upstarts have found a…Read more...
Tags: Firefox, Science, Marketing, Web Browsers, Safari, Software, Tracking, Ad Blocking, Online Advertising, Internet Privacy, Http Cookie, Gnome Web, Technology Internet, Sergey Mostsevenko, Fingerprinting Algorithms


America is missing vaccination goals, and Delta is raging, but it's not because 'anything particularly went wrong,' CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says in The EIC Interview

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at a news conference in December. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden wanted 70% of eligible Americans vaccinated by July 4. It didn't happen. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky blamed division and poor funding. See more stories on Insider's business page. I'm Nicholas Carlson, the global editor in chief of Insider. Here's the latest installment of my series, The EIC Interview, con...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, EIC, Nicholas Carlson, Rochelle Walensky, BI Commentary, Covid Vaccine, The EIC Interview


DC's Batman Family Just Got a Little More Queer

Because there are multiple Batman books released by DC Comics in any given week, there’s always something going on with the Bat-family. Events might include a devastating death, the introduction of a new member, or, as is the case in this week’s Batman: Urban Legends #6 from writer Meghan Fitzmartz, artist Belén…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Dc Comics, Batwoman, Batman, Robin, Bernard, Alejandro, Red Robin, Jason Todd, Carrie Kelley, Nightwing, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne, Fictional Characters, Stephanie Brown


How Westworld Prepared Lisa Joy for Her Ambitious Feature Debut, Reminiscence

First-time filmmakers usually start their careers with something simple. Something small. Something to prove they can tell a story, which can then be used as a calling card to do bigger and better things. Very few first-time filmmakers start off with a film that’s largely set on water, with scenes underwater, about a…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Science, Films, Memory, Hugh Jackman, Westworld, Warner Bros, Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible, Jones, Howard, Bruce, Cummings, Germain Lussier, Cliff Curtis


First Image From This Week's Rare Double Flyby of Venus

The BepiColombo mission got this close-up image of the planet Venus as it passed by on August 10. The spacecraft was using Venus for a gravity assist on its way to its ultimate destination, Mercury. It’s one of two spacecraft zipping by the planet this week, the other being Solar Orbiter, which flew past yesterday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Space Exploration, Spaceflight, Venus, Spacecraft, Outer Space, BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Cosmic Vision, Disaster Accident, Gravity Assist, Missions To Mercury, Terrestrial Planets


OnePlus Is Trying to Steal Samsung's Foldable Phone Thunder

Ahead of what we expect to be a jam-packed Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday, OnePlus took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that it, too, had scheduled a surprise event for Aug. 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET. What a coincidence! And the overlap didn’t end there: On Tuesday, OnePlus also leaked a teaser image for what…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Samsung Electronics, Oneplus, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Foldable Smartphone, Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Z Series, Technology Internet


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Adds Idris Elba as Knuckles

The ending of 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog movie confirmed to audiences that one fan favorite character would be in the sequel: Tails. And now, there’s confirmation that another hugely popular character from the Sonic franchise is joining his pal on the big screen—with a suave, superstar voice to boot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Jim Carrey, Idris Elba, James Gunn, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Platform Games, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Knuckles, Sonic, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Tails, Video Game Characters


Turns Out Police Were Pretty Pissed at the Officer Who Played Taylor Swift

As we reported last month, Alameda County sheriff’s deputy David Shelby started blasting Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” on a phone in his lapel while talking to activists outside a courthouse. Seemed odd, until the officer clearly explained, on camera, that he was orchestrating a failsafe ruse to cloak himself from the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Taylor Swift, Youtube, Musicians, Blank Space, Songs, Famous, Me, Ray Kelly, Streisand, Alameda County, Miguel Campos, Roberto Morales, David Shelby, Tyronea Maria Modeste


Dominion Voting Systems Sues Patrick Byrne, Newsmax, and OAN for $1.73 Billion Each

Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday added far-right networks Newsmax and One America News Network (OAN), as well as chaotic former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, to its growing list of entities the company says pushed damaging election fraud conspiracy theories.Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Electronic Voting, John Roberts, Sidney Powell, NewsMax, George Soros, Hugo Chavez, Overstock, Patrick Byrne, One America News Network, Mike Lindell


Trump's Surgeon General slammed Florida's ban on mask mandates: 'We're letting politics get in the way of protecting our youth'

Dr. Jerome Adams holds a face mask during a White House coronavirus briefing. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Trump's Surgeon General slammed Florida's ban on mask mandates. "We're letting politics get in the way of protecting our youth," he told CBS This Morning. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has threatened to pull the salaries of school board members who enact the mandates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who served under ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, Cbs, Npr, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Adams, Ron DeSantis, Jerome Adams, Jake Epstein


The Dixie Fire Is Now the Largest Single Wildfire in California History

Many parts of the world are on fire right now, but California is in a league of its own. The Dixie Fire, which is currently roaring through Northern California, has burned through 487,764 acres as of Tuesday morning, making it the second-largest overall fire in state history and the largest single fire on record in…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Wildfire, Northern California, Pge, Effects Of Climate Change, Firefighter, Lake County California, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Mendocino Complex Fire, Disaster Accident, Geography Of California, Western United States Wildfire Season, California Counties


No, Hermit Crabs Are Not Trying to Bone Plastic Trash

Have you ever been turned on by someone—or something—you knew was trash? Reading the news today, you’d think that was happening to crabs. A number of media outlets have reported that crabs are horny for plastic pollution. While I love a horny crab as much as the next person, I have some bad news: New research…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Pollution, Anthropocene, Marine Pollution, Water Pollution, Crab, Natural Environment, Plastic Pollution, Hermit Crab, Environmental Issues, Marine Debris, Paula Schirrmacher


TCL Finally Embraces Google TV, but It's Not Giving Up On Roku

TCL has been the premier Roku TV brand ever since it first partnered with the streaming platform in 2014, but on Tuesday, the company announced that it’s broadening its horizons—specifically with Google, which will power newly debuted versions of its 5-Series and 6-Series models.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Tcl


Lucifer's Season 6 Trailer Promises a Devilishly Wild Finale

Lucifer’s sixth and final season arrives one month from today, and to mark the occasion Netflix has shared a truly over-the-top trailer teasing what’s to come. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Deadpool, Demons, Lucifer, Rory, Tom Ellis, Lesley Ann Brandt, Lucifer Morningstar, Urban Fantasy, Brianna Hildebrand, Aimee Garcia, Fictional Characters, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, Inbar Levi


U.S. Kids Are Now Getting Nearly 70% of Their Calories From 'Ultra-Processed' Foods

A depressing new report finds that kids and teens are eating even more ultra-processed foods than they were 20 years ago, with those foods now constituting over two-thirds of their diets.Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Nutrition, Diets, Articles, Food And Drink, Convenience Food, Protein, Sweetened Beverage, Healthy Diet, Fang Fang Zhang, Health Medical Pharma, Ultra Processed Food, Diet And Obesity


'I Am Legend' screenwriter tells anti-vaxxers the movie is 'not real' to shut down a bizarre meme falsely saying the zombies in the film were sickened by vaccines

Will Smith in "I Am Legend" (2007). I Am Legend An anti-vaccine meme based on the movie "I Am Legend" has been circulating since December 2020. The screenwriter tweeted Monday that the movie is "not real." The meme also mixes up the plot of the film - a man-made virus, not a vaccine, turned the characters into zombies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Zombies aren't real, and vaccines don't turn people into zombies.While those statements may sound obvious, "I Am Leg...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Will Smith, Smith, Reuters, US Food and Drug Administration, Akiva Goldsman, Goldsman, Anti-vaxxers, I Am Legend, Insider Inc, Coronavirus, Anti-vaccine Movement, Covid-19 Vaccine


Climate scientists want you to know it's not too late

Tourists and locals cool off during a 2019 heatwave in Paris, France. Samuel Boivin / NurPhoto / Getty There's still time to stave off the worst of the climate crisis, according to a new climate report. Every half-degree of warming avoided makes a huge difference in the intensity and frequency of extreme heat, rainfall, and drought. Scientists think it's still possible to keep global temperatures from rising above 2 degrees Celsius. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Climate Change, Trends, Global Warming, Ipcc, Atlantic, Paris, Extreme Weather, Paris France, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation AMOC, Le Bourget, Nacho Doce Reuters, AMOC, Intergovernmental Panel


Wizard World Just Sold Its Conventions to Fan Expo

Fans generally think of pop culture conventions as being tied to a specific city: San Diego, Chicago, New York, etc. But those conventions are usually run by larger companies—and now, after its latest acquisition, one company in particular has become the biggest of all. Fan Expo, which already runs almost a dozen…Read more...
Tags: Science, San Diego Chicago New York


Chameleon-like camouflage made for soft robot

Researchers develop a robot that changes colour in response to its background.
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What in the Hell Is Going on With Boeing’s Starliner?

New details are emerging about a technical problem that prevented NASA and Boeing from conducting a test launch of a CST-100 Starliner spacecraft last week. The problem appears to be more severe than previously believed, casting doubt on plans to launch the spacecraft later this month. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Boeing, OFT, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Commercial Crew Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Starliner, Keith Cowing, Atlas V, Boeing Starliner, John Vollmer


Ancestry.com Just Gave Itself the Rights to Your Beloved Family Photos

The Blackstone-owned genealogy giant Ancestry.com raised a ton of red flags earlier this month with an update to its terms and conditions that give the company a bit more power over your family photos. From here on out, the August 3 update reads, Ancestry can use these pics for any reason, at any time, forever.Read more...
Tags: Science, Website, Genetics, Social Issues, Blackstone, Genealogy, Family Tree, Lehi Utah, Ancestrycom, Branches Of Biology, Applied Genetics, Genealogy Software


Delta variant renders herd immunity from Covid ‘mythical’

Head of Oxford Vaccine Group rules out overall immunity, but also questions need for booster jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageReaching herd immunity is “not a possibility” with the current Delta variant, the head of the Oxford Vaccine Group has said.Giving evidence to MPs on Tuesday, Prof Sir Andrew Pollard said the fact that vaccines did not stop the spread of Covid meant reaching the threshold for overall immunity in the population was “mythical”. Continue readin...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Andrew Pollard, Coronavirus, COVID, Oxford Vaccine Group


Funimation and Crunchyroll's Anime Mega-Merger Is Complete

Last year, AT&T announced its plans to sell off Crunchyroll, its anime streaming service, to Sony, the entertainment megacorporation that also owns Funimation. This came after years of the two companies working together to release their respective programs on one another’s digital platforms. Synergy between the two…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, AT T, Funimation


44.01 secures $5M to turn billions of tons of carbon dioxide to stone

Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions is an important goal, but another challenge awaits: lowering the levels of CO2 and other substances already in the atmosphere. One promising approach turns the gas into an ordinary mineral through entirely natural processes; 44.01 hopes to perform this process at scale using vast deposits of precursor materials and a $5M seed round to get the ball rolling. The process of mineralizing CO2 is well known among geologists and climate scientists. A naturally o...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Science, Funding, Tech, ExxonMobil, New York Times, Oman, Sam Altman, Co2, Iceland, Times, Emissions, GreenTech, Greenhouse Gases, Uae


This $1,000 Knock-Off of a $100,000 Patek Philippe Swiss Watch Is Shockingly Detailed

It’s a tough time for amateur watch collectors trying to break into the hobby. Even though a Swiss watch is considered the pinnacle of fine craftsmanship and engineering, knock-offs have been created that are nearly impossible to spot without a highly trained eye, or a side-by-side comparison with the real thing.…Read more...
Tags: Tools, Science, Watch, Clocks, Culture, Luxury Brands, Nautilus, Patek Philippe, Patek Philippe SA, Patek, Counterfeit Consumer Goods, Watchfinder Co, Counterfeit Watch


Google Streamlines Its Titan Keys by Adding NFC and Ditching Bluetooth

Google’s Titan Key has been credited with eliminating phishing attacks on Google employees, and now this week Google is updating its line of security dongles with wider support for NFC. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Usb, Cryptography, Computing, Titan, Google Pixel, Dongle, Yubikey, Pixel 3, Security Token, Computer Access Control, Technology Internet, Titan Chip


What If Lets Go of Marvel's Cinematic Canon to Imagine Something More

Though all of Marvel’s newer live-action shows were presented as stories that viewers could (in theory) watch without being deeply familiar with every detail from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio’s comic book adaptations have become increasingly harder to just jump into in the buildup to Phase 4. The Disney+…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Marvel, Continuity, Avengers, Samuel L Jackson, NICK, Jeffrey Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Hayley Atwell, Loki, Peggy Carter, What If, Marvel Comics Characters, Multiverse, Captain America The First Avenger


Dish-Sinclair Dispute Could Result in the Removal of 100 Local TV Stations

If you’re a Dish Network subscriber, brace for impact: Thanks to an ongoing carriage dispute between the satellite television provider and the broadcasting company Sinclair, more than 100 local TV stations could soon be removed from the TV service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sinclair



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