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Twitter Backpedals on Design Changes After Users Complain of Headaches, Eye Strain

A few days after it released some new design changes meant to make it more accessible, Twitter is going back to the drawing board, and for a very good reason. The design choices were literally hurting some users’ eyes and giving them headaches. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Headache, South of Market San Francisco, Twitter Accessibility, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Alex Haagaard, Psot


The Murder Hornets Are Back to Terrorize Us for Another Year

Humanity just can’t catch a break, and it looks like the honeybees in Washington state can’t, either. Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Environment, Nest, Insects, Wasp, Asian giant hornet, Hornet, Hymenoptera, Sven Spichiger, Law Crime, Vespidae, European Hornet, Vespa Simillima


Superman Almost Appeared in The Suicide Squad Movie

Who would have thought that Kal-El might have appeared in The Suicide Squad? Well, James Gunn wanted to make this a reality. Gunn reveals Superman was the initial big bad for the film instead of Starro the Conqueror in a new interview.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Superman, Suicide Squad, Batman, James Gunn, Gunn, StarRo, Kal El, Fictional Characters, DC Extended Universe, The Suicide Squad, Creative Works, English Language Films, Kryptonians, Fictional Cyborgs


New Covid variants ‘would set us back a year’, experts warn UK government

Vaccine-beating variant is ‘realistic possibility’, say scientists, amid calls for contingency plans to be revealedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters are being pressed to reveal what contingency plans are in place to deal with a future Covid variant that evades current vaccines, amid warnings from scientific advisers that such an outcome could set the battle against the pandemic back a year or more.Recent papers produced by the government’s Scientific Advisory ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE


New Covid variants ‘will set us back a year’, experts warn UK government

Vaccine-beating variant is ‘realistic possibility’, say scientists, amid calls for contingency plans to be revealedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters are being pressed to reveal what contingency plans are in place to deal with a future Covid variant that evades current vaccines, amid warnings from scientific advisers that such an outcome could set the battle against the pandemic back a year or more.Recent papers produced by the government’s Scientific Advisory ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE


What’s it like living with a phenomenal memory and can it be learned?

Both nature and nurture contribute to incredible recall skills and for those who have them there are benefits and drawbacks“17 April 2001?” I ask Krystyna Glowacki, 24, over Zoom.“That was a Tuesday,” she shoots back after less than half a beat. It was. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Memory, Neuroscience, Australia news, Australian lifestyle, Krystyna Glowacki


Spawn Film Gets Broken City Writer Brian Tucker to Pen New Script

After being put on the back burner, the long-awaited Spawn film is back in play.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Fiction, Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Renner, Image Comics, New Line Cinema, Michael Jai White, Chapel, Todd McFarlane, Carla Hacken, Brian Tucker, Spawn, Fictional Characters, Video Games Developed In Japan


Emma Stone Signs on for Cruella Sequel

Amongst the ongoing turmoil between Scarlett Johansson and Disney over compensation for Black Widow, Emma Stone has signed on for Cruella 2!Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, Cruella


Fast carbs don't necessarily make you fat, a new study suggests

Processed foods like white bread have long been vilified for leading to weight gain. A new study claims that theory is wrong. Capelle.r/Getty Images High-GI carbs like white bread are not more likely to cause weight gain than their low-GI counterparts, a study found. Researchers analyzed data on 2 million adults with high-glycemic and low-glycemic diets. Other qualities like nutrient density and dietary fiber are more important, according to the study. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Health, Science, Nutrition, Diet, Study, Trends, Healthcare, Carbs, Arizona State University, David Jenkins, St Catherine University, GI, Capelle, American Society for Nutrition, weekend BI US, University of Toronto Jenkins


Interview with the Vampire Series Cast Actor Sam Reid as Lestat

Australian actor Sam Reid has been cast as Lestat in AMC’s Interview with the Vampire show.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Fiction, Amc, Literature, Tom Cruise, Amc Networks, Christopher, Sam Reid, LAC, Anne Rice, Rolin Jones, Alan Taylor, Vampire, Stuart Townsend, Human Interest


Interview with a Vampire Series Cast Actor Sam Reid as Lestat

Australian actor Sam Reid has been cast as Lestat in AMC’s Interview with a Vampire show.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Fiction, Amc, Literature, Tom Cruise, Amc Networks, Christopher, Sam Reid, LAC, Anne Rice, Rolin Jones, Alan Taylor, Vampire, Stuart Townsend, Human Interest


7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti - larger than devastating 2010 quake

Screenshot of video showing damage in Haiti following earthquake @LeoFeldmanNEWS/Twitter A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Haiti. Authorities have confirmed casualties and damages. The country is still recovering from a 7.0 quake in 2010. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has hit 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, on the South West Coast of Haiti. The quake struck the country at roughly 8:30am local time, 150km west of t...
Tags: Science, Earthquake, Trends, Cnn, Haiti, Caribbean, Saint Louis, US Geological Survey, South West Coast, Breaking, Ralph Simon, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Speed desk, coast of Haiti Authorities, Port au Prince Then 20


Former FDA commissioner predicts COVID-19 pandemic will become an endemic after Delta variant spread

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the FDA. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC he believes the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be an endemic. An endemic is an outbreak that's always present in particular regions but far more manageable, like the common cold. "This is going to become more of an endemic illness where you just see sort of a persistent infection through the winter," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scott ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Nature, United States, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, South, Trump, Duke University


Delta's surging and antibodies are waning: What to know about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Moderna has soared over the past year on the back of its coronavirus vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images Should the US start offering people an extra COVID-19 vaccines dose? Supporters cite signs of waning protection and data suggesting a booster shot would help. Others say boosting now is unnecessary, because the shots still prevent hospitalizations and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over whether the US should roll out extra doses of coronavirus vaccines...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, France, Germany, Israel, Nbc News, US, Trends, Analysis, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer


7 Nature Photo Winners That Show the Quiet Drama of Life

The science journal BMC Ecology and Evolution recently held an image competition to showcase the dramatic diversity of Earth’s ecosystems. From the tiny tragedy of a wasp easting a spider to the anticipation just before a snake strikes, these photos show a range of scenes often never witnessed by humans. Here are the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Earth, Coral, Reef, Coral Reef, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Kristen Brown, BMC Ecology, Roa, Organisms, Symbiosis, Superorganisms, Termite, Zebrafish


A global immune system that spots new diseases and curbs their spread could stop the next pandemic - here's how

There are signs a pandemic is coming before anyone even gets sick. John Lamparski / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images There are often warning signs before a pandemic, like an increase in the price of garlic in China. Author David Bray says these signs can be used to build a system to spot diseases faster and curb their spread sooner. This 'immune system for the planet' would search for signs of new infections and identify potential therapies. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Science, Opinion, China, US, Trends, Immune System, Commission, Disease, Illness, Transmission, Sickness, Nordic, Atlantic Council, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Contributor, David Bray


The new school year is already a disaster: Thousands of students are quarantining as COVID-19 cases skyrocket among kids

A child wears a mask at a California school. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Days into the school year, COVID-19 outbreaks have already forced thousands of students to quarantine. Experts predict that pediatric infections will continue to rise, leading to more school closures. Bans on mask mandates while young kids wait on vaccine authorization make it tough to protect students. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mere days into the new school year, thousands of k...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, News, Mississippi, California, Masks, US, Trends, Missouri, Delta, Dallas, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines


A fragment of a mysterious 8th continent is hiding under New Zealand - and it's twice as old as scientists thought

A map of New Zealandia, outlined in gray. World Data Center for Geophysics & Marine Geology / National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA An eighth continent, called Zealandia, is hidden under New Zealand and the surrounding Pacific. Since 94% of Zealandia is submerged, discerning the continent's age and mapping it is difficult. New research suggests Zealandia is 1 billion years old, about twice as old as geologists thought. See more stories on Insider's business page. About 3,500 feet ...
Tags: Science, News, Australia, Trends, Earth, Geology, Antarctica, New Zealand, Pacific, PANGEA, South Island, Mortimer, Gondwana, Fiordland National Park, Tectonic Plates, Zealandia


Thousands of COVID-19 cases and deaths may have been due to wildfire smoke, new study says

California firefighter works to put out wildfire David McNew/Getty Images A new study found a link between wildfire smoke and COVID-19 cases and deaths. The study looked at more than 90 counties in the West from March to December last year. In some counties, the authors found nearly 20% of COVID-19 cases were linked to wildfire smoke. See more stories on Insider's business page. Thousands of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the West last year may have been due to wildfire smoke, according ...
Tags: Science, California, Washington, Study, Trends, West, Air Pollution, Davis, Wildfire, University Of California, The Post, David McNew Getty, California Oregon, Irva Hertz Picciotto, Coronavirus, COVID-19


NSW announces new measures as AMA says health system ‘can no longer manage’ – as it happened

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces 466 cases, four deaths and 5km limit for greater Sydney. This blog is now closedEntire state of NSW in lockdown as Berejiklian warns ‘this is literally a war’Victoria records 21 new cases as child, 1, among Queensland’s six infectionsWhen Covid came to the anti-vax capital of AustraliaThe missing 10 days: did NSW squander the chance to head off its Delta nightmare?Hotspots: NSW and ACT; Vic; QldRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders 8.51am BST That’s where ...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Ama, NSW, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian, Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live news update: NSW put in statewide lockdown as AMA says health system ‘can no longer manage’

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announces 466 cases, four deaths and 5km limit for greater SydneyWhen Covid came to the anti-vax capital of AustraliaThe missing 10 days: did NSW squander the chance to head off its Delta nightmare?Hotspots: NSW and ACT; Vic; QldRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders 7.52am BST The Australian Retailers Association has released a statement suggesting the statewide lockdown in NSW could cost the economy $1.5bn a week.CEO Paul Zahra said the announcement was not a s...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Ama, NSW, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian, John Barilaro, Paul Zahra, NSW Health, Australian Retailers Association, Coronavirus


You May Never Get Verified on Twitter

This year, many of those longing for a blue checkmark on Twitter were filled with hope when the company reopened its public verification process for the first time in almost four years. That hope was short-lived, though, as Twitter proceeded to pause the process, only to reopen it again in June. Well, shockingly,…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Identity Management, Social Media, Computing, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Twitter Verification, Verification, Computer Access Control, Account Verification


NSW Covid update: entire state in lockdown as premier warns ‘this is literally a war’

Australian Medical Association says NSW health system ‘can no longer manage’ after record Delta case numbersWhen Covid came to the anti-vax capital of AustraliaThe missing 10 days: did NSW squander the chance to head off its Delta nightmare?Hotspots: NSW and ACT; Vic; QldRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; bordersNew South Wales has been forced into a snap statewide lockdown after enduring its worst day of the Covid-19 pandemic so far, with 466 new cases and four deaths.Australia’s most populous state ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New South Wales, South Wales, Vic, Australian Medical Association, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live news update: NSW to be put in statewide lockdown from 5pm as AMA says health system ‘can no longer manage’

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announces 466 cases, four deaths and 5km limit for greater SydneyWhen Covid came to the anti-vax capital of AustraliaThe missing 10 days: did NSW squander the chance to head off its Delta nightmare?Hotspots: NSW and ACT; Vic; QldRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders 6.28am BST OK, we have the official announcement on that 5pm statewide NSW lockdown. It’s a long one, so stay with me.These new orders will replace any existing orders across regional NSW. It extends...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Australia news, Afghanistan, Taliban, Infectious Diseases, Kabul, Kevin Rudd, Ama, NSW, Vic, US Australia, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Oruzgun



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