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Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied students' request to block Indiana University's vaccine mandate

Students at Boston College wearing masks as they walk on campus. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images The Supreme Court allowed Indiana University to require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. A group of students asked the court to block the requirement, a request that lower courts denied. The case is the first legal battle over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to reach the Supreme Court. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a r...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Supreme Court, College, Politico, US, America, Trends, Indiana, Higher Education, Indiana University, Boston College, Supreme Court Justice, Barrett, Chronicle of Higher Education


MyPillow CEO’s Cyber Symposium Goes Down in Flames After His ‘Cyber Guy’ Admits It’s a Sham

The so-called “cyber symposium” put on by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in Sioux Falls, S.D. caught fire and crash-landed on Thursday, bringing three days of sheer boredom and weirdness to a predictably unsatisfying close. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sioux Falls, Mike Lindell


Amazon's Lord of the Rings Series Just Dropped a Surprising Bit of Season 2 News

We’ve still got over a year to wait for Amazon’s as-yet untitled, verifiably expensive Lord of the Rings series chronicling the Second Age of Middle-earth, which won’t grace our screens until September 2, 2022. But on the heels of news that season one just wrapped principal photography in New Zealand—a country whose…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, New Zealand, Literature, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, The Lord Of The Rings, Frodo Baggins, Vernon Sanders, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Middle Earth In Film


Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry's Archives Are Being Digitized (for NFTs and More)

Gene Roddenberry’s personal archives are a treasure trove of insight into the early eras of making a science fiction legend in Star Trek. Now, those archives are being comprehensively digitized on an unprecedented scale—with the hopes of doing some interesting things with the material.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Alex Ross, Gene Roddenberry, Mike, Denise, Roddenberry, Jules Urbach, Television Shows, Rod Roddenberry, Star Trek The Motion Picture, Star Trek The Original Series, Michael Okuda, Creative Works, English Language Films, Soft Science Fiction


Marvel’s Shang-Chi Won't Move to Simultaneous Disney+ Release

In recent days, many fans have wondered if Disney and Marvel would decide to change the release strategy in regards to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The new Marvel film has long been set to be the studio’s first theatrical-only release since early 2020, but with rising concerns about the delta variant of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Marvel, Disney, Actors, Michelle Yeoh, Katy, Chi, Destin Daniel Cretton, Bob Chapek, Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Shang Chi, Simu Liu, Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Cinema of the United States


Indian Rocket Carrying Earth-Monitoring Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

India’s space agency says an unknown technical glitch prevented the upper stage of its GSLV-F10 rocket from igniting, in what is a frustrating setback for the burgeoning space power.Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Environment, EOS, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Vikram, Indian Space Research Organisation, Jonathan McDowell, GSLV, Disaster Accident, In Spaceflight, Gsat 6a, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, Gsat 14


A stage 3 cancer patient's vital surgery was canceled because there were no available hospital beds due to the COVID surge: 'I have a bomb in my neck and untreated it will kill me.'

A row of hospital beds. Getty Images A Las Vegas hospital canceled a cancer patient's neck surgery because there weren't enough beds. Hospitals in the US are over capacity and cancelling some surgeries amid the COVID-19 surge. Michael Kagan told Insider he wasn't angry at unvaccinated people filling hospitals, but sad. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Las Vegas law professor with stage three melanoma told Insider he feels "helpless" and "depressed" as he wait...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Hospitals, Las Vegas, Kagan, Michael Kagan, Coronavirus, Original Reporting, Erin Snodgrass, Unvaccinated, Delta variant, July Kagan


Rates of children hospitalized with COVID have reached an all-time high in the US

A graph shows new hospital admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the 0-17 age group. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Average daily hospitalizations of children with COVID have reached an all-time high of 239. The rate is higher for adults: in the under-vaccinated Southeast, the daily rate of overall hospitalizations jumped last week to 17,600. Experts urge masking in schools, but the states with the most kids hospitalized have already banned mask mandates. See mo...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, Cdc, US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Schools, Cbs, Abc News, Boston Children s Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, Jerome Adams


Astronauts on the space station held their own Olympics, complete with synchronized air swimming - watch the videos

"Team Dragon" touches feet during their synchronized space swimming routine. Left to right: Akihiko Hoshide, Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, and Shane Kimbrough. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station held the first "Space Olympics" last week. Microgravity allowed the astronauts to show off flips, twists, handstands, and wall crawls. In the videos below, they also played "no-handball" and practiced slingshot-style sharpshooting. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Olympics, International Space Station, Paris, European Space Agency, Tokyo, Astronauts, JAXA, McArthur, Thomas Pesquet


Just Two Robots Hanging Out on Mars

The Ingenuity helicopter was imaging a dune-covered region of Jezero Crater on its 11th flight on Mars when the Perseverance rover was caught in the frame of its camera. Depending on how you see the craft, it either looks like an errant rock formation trying to fit in amid the Martian landscape or a deer in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Outer Space, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Jezero, Mars rovers, Jezero Crater, Exploration Of Mars, Robert Hogg


Large Landslide Hits Highway in India, Leaves at Least 13 Dead

At least 13 people are dead, 14 are injured and more than 40 could still be trapped in the debris after a landslide slammed into a highway in northern India Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, India, Environment, Narendra Modi, Articles, Nature, Landslide, Natural Disasters, Earth Sciences, Disaster Accident, Mudflow, Messina Floods And Mudslides, Southern Leyte Mudslide, Saju Ram Rana, Environmental Soil Science


Unprecedented Study of a Single Woolly Mammoth Shows Where It Roamed From Birth to Death

We might not be able to study a walking, breathing woolly mammoth in real life, but what if we could track its movements and get a sense of where it traveled, from its birth to its death? For the first time ever, scientists have done just that.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, CRO, Mastodon, Woolly Mammoth, Prehistoric Mammals, Beth Shapiro, Georgia Southern University, Joshua Miller, Mammoths, Strontium, Katy Smith, Ben Potter, Jeanne Timmons, Columbian Mammoth, Quaternary


Florida's worst month yet: How Gov. DeSantis ignored the best ways to save lives as COVID-19 cases hit record highs

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question at a press conference in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has questioned the effectiveness of masks and lockdowns. Meanwhile, Florida's daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have climbed to record highs. Here's a timeline of how DeSantis' approach to COVID-19 has undermined proven ways to save lives. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Masks, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Deaths, Miami, Cbs, Biden


Verizon Is Giving Away AMC+ Before The Walking Dead Premiere—With a Catch

If you’re a new Verizon FiOS customer who loves gratuitous violence and heartbreak, you just might be in luck: Starting Thursday, Verizon is offering select customers up to 12 free months of AMC+, which will grant them early access to the premiere of The Walking Dead’s final season.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Television, Amc, Disney, Broadband, Telecommunications, Video On Demand, Verizon Communications, Amc Networks, Verizon FIOS, Frontier Communications, American Motors Corporation, Erin McPherson, Business Finance, Verizon unlimited


Unprecedented Study of a Woolly Mammoth Shows Where It Roamed From Birth to Death

We might not be able to study a walking, breathing woolly mammoth in real life, but what if we could track its movements and get a sense of where it traveled, from its birth to its death? For the first time ever, scientists have done just that.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, CRO, Mastodon, Woolly Mammoth, Prehistoric Mammals, Beth Shapiro, Georgia Southern University, Joshua Miller, Mammoths, Strontium, Katy Smith, Ben Potter, Jeanne Timmons, Columbian Mammoth, Quaternary


It Sounds Like Google's Find My Network for Android Will Work Just Like Apple's

People clearly need a way to find their stuff, which is why we’re seeing a sudden spate of Bluetooth tracking devices. But behind the scenes, companies are building out robust networks for tracking your devices—including your cars. Apple’s Find My network uses Find My-enabled devices like iPhones to help you find your…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Science, Smartphones, Chrome Os, Computing, Google Play Services, Operating Systems, Tablet Computer, Computer Architecture, Find My, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet, Linux Distributions


San Francisco will mandate proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for some indoor activities, including going to bars or gyms

Manager Cynthia Martinez converses with guests at El Rio, located at 3158 Mission St., on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. Yalonda M. James/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images San Francisco will mandate proof of full vaccination for many indoor activities. The city's two-shot mandate will be more strict than New York City's rules, according to a Associated Press report. The announcement comes a day after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said all employees at pu...
Tags: Science, London, News, California, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Healthcare, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Chronicle, Mission St, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The, Jake Epstein, Breaking


Venom: Let There Be Carnage Has Been Delayed a Few Weeks

Let there be carnage, indeed. Sony has decided to delay the release of its upcoming Marvel sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, by three weeks, from September 24 to October 15. It’s not a long delay but the fact there’s a delay at all is giving us, and probably you, flashbacks to early last year when movies began to…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Fiction, Afterlife, Disney, Andy Serkis, Sony, Woody Harrelson, Warner Bros, Ghostbusters, Tom Hardy, Morbius, Venom, Marvel Comics Characters, Eddie Brock, Carnage


Your Dune Collection Is About to Get So Much More Zendaya

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is finally, finally heading to theaters and HBO Max on October 22. But you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get your hands on these collectible figures from Dark Horse and Legendary Entertainment, since they’re not releasing until spring 2022. However, good news! io9 has the exclusive…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Fiction, Literature, Josh Brolin, Thanos, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Dune, Paul Atreides, Denis Villeneuve, Dave Bautista, Bene Gesserit, Baron Harkonnen, Chani, Gurney Halleck


Big Oil’s New 'Clean' Fuel Is Dirtier Than They Say

New research finds that blue hydrogen, touted by fossil fuel producers as a climate solution, actually has a 20% larger greenhouse gas footprint than just using natural gas. The study, published Thursday in Energy Science & Engineering, gives some important context on a much-hyped new fuel, one that happens to be the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Chemistry, Bp, Hydrogen, Carbon Footprint, Shell, Hydrogen Vehicle, Robert Howarth, Business Finance, Physical Sciences, Emerging Technologies, Green Hydrogen, Sustainable Technologies, Emissions Reduction


Dune's Making of Book Is So Massive, Hans Zimmer Wrote It a Score

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is going to be a movie with a massive scale, but it seems that even our wildest imaginations of just how big it could be might be selling it short. It turns out this movie is going to be so epic, so sweeping, so regal, even its making of book will have its very own Hans Zimmer score. For real. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zimmer, Dune, Genres, Fraser, Hans Zimmer, Denis Villeneuve, Bene Gesserit, The Oscar, Timothee Chalamet, Tanya Lapointe, Creative Works


Strava Will Finally Let You Lock Down Your Workout Data

Social fitness apps can be a source of motivation, but there are also lots of reasons why you might want greater control over what information your followers can see. Today, Strava announced it’s introducing two new updates that will give users greater flexibility and control over their privacy on the app.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Science, Fitness, Software, Mobile Software, Strava, Mobile Applications, Hospitality Recreation, Health Software


Star Trek: Lower Decks Returns to Ask a Simple Question of Trust

When we last left Star Trek: Lower Decks, its excellent debut season ended with an explosive sea change. Our beloved goofball ensigns had started big new chapters in their lives in Starfleet and relationships with each other—and so by the end of its second season premiere, you might find it a little odd that some of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Carol, Dawnn Lewis, Freeman, Beckett, Rutherford, Jerry, Borg, Starfleet, Ransom, Television Shows, Human Interest, Q, Jack Quaid, Tendi


In Gaia's New Trailer, the Earth's First God Wakes From Her Slumber to Kill

In director Jaco Bouwer’s Gaia, which premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, there is something ancient, powerful, and unimaginably dangerous living deep in the Tsitsikamma forest of South Africa. While all of the movie’s characters have a certain degree of reverence for nature when you first meet them, none of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Earth, South Africa, Gaïa, Gabi, WINSTON, SXSW Film Festival, Tsitsikamma, Monique Rockman, Entertainment Culture, Jaco Bouwer, Alex Van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi, Ecological Theories


Conspiracy Video Platform Rumble Is Recruiting Its Own Motley Crew of Influencers

The Canadian video hosting platform Rumble, which has become a conservative and far-right stronghold, has thrown a Hail Mary pass: it’s now recruiting more diverse (read: less alt-right) personalities to join the site and “challenge the status quo” in their own fashion. Most prominently, they’ve enlisted former…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Software, Glenn Greenwald, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Real Time Web, Trumpism, David Duke, Washington Examiner, Zuck, Tulsi Gabbard


Shell Has to Pay $111 Million for 1970 Oil Spill That Turned Rain Black

After a 13-year legal battle, Shell agreed on Wednesday to pay $111 million (45.9 billion naira) to a Nigerian community for damages caused by its crude oil spill more than five decades ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Africa, Environment, Companies, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, Niger Delta, Oil Companies, Niger River Delta, Shell Nigeria, Disaster Accident, Law Crime, Ogoni People, Oil Spills In Nigeria, Isaac Osaro Agbara, Movement For The Survival Of The Ogoni People


Florida and Texas are seeing more kids under 18 hospitalized with COVID-19 than any other state. Mask mandates in schools are banned.

A child watches as an adult gets vaccinated. Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Florida and Texas are seeing more young people hospitalized with COVID-19 per day than any other state. In the last week, about 54 kids under 18 were hospitalized with COVID-19 per day in Florida, and 40 in Texas. Both states have banned mask mandates in schools. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida and Texas have had far more kids under 18 hospitalized with COVID-19 in the l...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, University of Utah, Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Ron DeSantis


Mississippi's hospital system could fail in the next 2 weeks if the COVID-19 surge there doesn't slow down, doctor warns

Dr. Alan Jones. Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Mississippi's hospital system may be pushed to the point of "failure" in the coming days if the COVID-19 surge there does not slow down, a state doctor and hospital administrator warned. "If we continue that trajectory, within the next five to seven to 10 days, I think we're going to see failure of the hospital system in Mississippi," Alan Jones, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical ...
Tags: Science, News, Mississippi, Trends, Hospitals, Healthcare, Memphis, Alan Jones, Meridian, Magnolia State, Health Department, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Speed desk


Over 4,000 students were quarantined in Mississippi as the school year kicks off during a COVID-19 surge

A student at Alvernia University studies from her hotel room residence. MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images / Contributor More than 4,400 Mississippi students were quarantined after being exposed to COVID-19 in early August. Nearly 800 students have tested positive, according to state data. The school year will soon begin in the state, which is facing a surge of COVID-19 as the Delta variant spreads. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 4,400 Mississip...
Tags: Science, News, Mississippi, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Tate Reeves, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Alvernia University, Coronavirus, COVID, MediaNews Group Reading Eagle, Speed desk, Getty Images Contributor More, Mississippi Clarion Ledger Mississippi


Perseverance’s Missing Mars Rock Sample Appears to Have Crumbled Away

The Perseverance rover may have hit its first major hiccup on Mars, as last week’s attempt at sampling Martian rock turned up a perplexing amount of nothing. Yesterday, mission team members at NASA reported that the rover’s systems functioned perfectly—the problem instead lies with the composition of the Martian…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Lander, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Perseverance, Mars rovers, Tianwen 1, Uncrewed Spacecraft, Louise Jandura



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