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Dune's Director Knows You'll Watch It At Home, But Wishes You Wouldn't

There was a moment a few months ago where it felt possible Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming film, Dune, would be released only in theaters. Oh sure, it was one of Warner Bros.’ big 2021 releases that was announced to debut both on HBO Max and in theaters—but even in comparison to Godzilla vs. Kong or The Suicide Squad, Dune…Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Dune, Kong, Denis Villeneuve, HBO Max


6 Medieval Tales That Deserve the Green Knight Treatment

David Lowery’s The Green Knight has been justly acclaimed for its striking imagery, beautiful cinematography, Dev Patel’s fantastic performance as the knight Sir Gawain, and more. Its lack of financial success means we probably won’t be getting any more adaptations of medieval epics anytime soon—which is a drag,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Literature, Dev Patel, David Lowery, Holy Grail, Elizabeth, Mark, Arthur, Ridley, Tony Scott, Richard Wagner, Tristan, Haakon, Guyon, Isolde, Tristan und Isolde


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive for Covid-19 Hours After Attending Maskless Campaign Event

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive for covid-19, the Governor’s Office announced on Tuesday afternoon less than a day after attending a campaign event filled with unmasked attendees. The governor, who banned mask mandates in the state even as the Delta variant of the deadly virus spreads, is vaccinated, his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Office, Nbc News, Pfizer, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, Regeneron, Moderna, BioNtech, Cecilia Abbott, Conservatism In The United States, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Pandemic In Texas


Louisiana is approaching a 'major failure' of its healthcare system as hospitals get dangerously close to capacity

Clinicians work to intubate a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Hospitals are at least 70% full in all but one region in Louisiana. Several regions have just a handful of ICU beds left amid the state's dramatic COVID-19 surge. State health officials warn of catastrophic outcomes, such as patients being denied critical care. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight months af...
Tags: Death, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, New Orleans, Louisiana, Vaccines, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Baton Rouge, South Central Louisiana, Neal, Lake Charles Louisiana, Central Louisiana, Mario Tama Getty


'Attack' on MyPillow CEO Apparently Just a Guy Who Wanted a Selfie Poking Him With a Finger

A nagging mystery involving MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appears to have finally been solved. Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Joe Biden, Trump, Lindell, Hinckley, Flashpoint, Mike Lindell, My Pillow, MyPillow, States Of The United States, Jeff Buongiorno, Buongiorno


Shudder's Behind the Monsters Series Will Showcase Slasher's Most Iconic Villains

Freddy, Jason, Michael, Chucky, Pinhead, and Candyman (Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman)—all slasher monsters that horror fans are totally comfortable referencing on a first-name basis. Shudder will dig into their enduring yet terrifying appeal in a new six-episode series, Behind the Monsters, which kicks off…Read more...
Tags: Science, Freddy Jason Michael Chucky Pinhead


Hart district students prepare to make contact with astronauts on International Space Station

Julie Huffman is the science currciculum specialist for the William S. Hart Union High School District. (William S. Hart Union High School District) Astronaut Thomas Pesquet will participate in an Earth-to-space call with students in the William S. Hart Union High School District on Aug. 31. He is an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Photo Date: September 22, 2020. Location: Building 8, Room 183 – Photo Studio. Photographer: Robert Markowitz Shelley Turski is the William...
Tags: Science, News, Education, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, International Space Station, Richard Branson, Lausd, Mars, Iss, Local News, Sofia, Hart, Santa Clarita, Valley


The Roku Channel Is Getting 17 New Free Streaming Channels

After announcing earlier this week that it planned to partner with El Rey Network to launch an exclusive Latinx-focused entertainment channel, The Roku Channel announced on Tuesday that it would also add 16 additional free streaming channels to its network this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Samsung, Roku, Accuweather, Robert Rodriguez, Internet Television, Internet Radio, Filmrise, Leslie Jordan, Josh Groban, Broadcasting, El Rey Network, Now, Roku Channel, Roku Inc


Say Goodbye to the Magnetic Strip On the Back Of Your Mastercard

Contactless payments are the future, and it’s about time that banks and credit card companies get on board. Mastercard has announced that beginning in 2024, it will start phasing out its physical cards with magnetic strips on the back. It plans to eliminate their use by 2033.Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Finance, Samsung, Mobile Payments, EMV, Financial Services, Mastercard, Contactless Payment, Business Finance, Smart Card, Ubiquitous Computing, Payment Systems, Technology Internet, Iso Standards, Radio Frequency Identification


An optimist’s guide to the future: How quantum AI could make Earth a paradise

It’s hard to believe it now, but just four short years ago articles on quantum computing were a bit of a dud when it came to catching the attention of mainstream news consumers. Oh what a difference a few years can make. You can’t open the science section on Google or Apple News nowadays without seeing a near-equal split between space and quantum physics stories. The world’s fallen in love with speculative science again thanks to quantum computing and artificial intelligence, and I couldn’t be h...
Tags: Google, Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Next Featured


The New Longest Pi Beats Previous Record by 12.8 Trillion Digits

On Monday, a team of Swiss data scientists announced that their supercomputer calculated the mathematical constant pi to a new length of 62.8 trillion digits, extending the constant beyond its previously calculated end by some 12.8 trillion digits. And to think I never even memorized 3.141592653.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pi, Mathematics, Thomas Keller, David Harvey, Fields Of Mathematics, Technology Internet, Approximations Of, Logarithm, Complex Analysis, Circumference, Significant Figures, Real Transcendental Numbers, Mathematical Constant


Adventure Time Fan-Favorites Fionna and Cake Are Getting Their Own Spin-Off Show

As they say, the fun never ends! With the final installment of the Adventure Time: Distant Lands miniseries fast approaching, HBO Max has announced another exclusive spin-off of the beloved Cartoon Network series. This time, however, Fionna the Human and Cake the Cat will be the ones grabbing their friends, going to…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Adventure Time, Finn, Jake, Ice Queen, Television Shows, Human Interest, Peppermint Butler, Marshall Lee, Television Series, Simon Petrikov, Fionna, Adam Muto, HBO Max, Entertainment Culture


Chicago Pharmacist Faces 120 Years In Prison for Allegedly Selling CDC Vaccination Cards on eBay

Now that we’re seeing more and more businesses asking for patron’s vaccine status when they walk through the door, forged vaccine cards are quickly becoming a hot commodity among folks that are either unable or unwilling to get the real deal. And now, the Justice Department is taking notice. On Tuesday, the agency …Read more...
Tags: Science, Ebay, Walgreens, Chicago, Vaccination, Justice Department, Biotechnology, National Vaccine Information Center, US Department of Health Human Services, Health Medical Pharma, Tangtang Zhao, CDC Vaccination Cards


Moderna Set to Test Experimental HIV mRNA Vaccine in People

Perhaps the next best hope for a permanent way to defeat HIV is about to get underway. According to trial registration data, pharmaceutical company Moderna will start a Phase I clinical trial of its HIV vaccine candidate this week, based on the same mRNA platform behind its successful covid-19 vaccine. The trial will…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Hiv, Medical Research, Social Issues, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Clinical Trials, Moderna, Health Sciences, Hiv Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Don’t Blame ReedPop for Supercon’s Lax Covid Guidelines, Blame Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis

Even with the Delta variant throwing lots of plans into question, the fall entertainment convention scene is seemingly upon us. Events like New York Comic Con, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Florida Supercon, and more are full speed ahead—and ReedPop, the company behind them, has released health requirements…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Disney, Articles, Delta, Vaccination, American Culture, Lax, Ron DeSantis, New York Comic Con, Florida Supercon, States Of The United States, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, Galaxycon, Chicago Comic Entertainment Expo Florida Supercon


Discovery of Partially Mummified Pompeii Resident Reveals a ‘Rags to Riches’ Tale

The man was roughly 60 years old when he died, and he was laid to rest in an elaborate stone tomb alongside fancy urns and other grave goods. Once an enslaved person, the Pompeii resident found his way to freedom and socioeconomic success, as newly uncovered evidence suggests.Read more...
Tags: Science, Volcanoes, Natural Disasters, Pompeii, Dario Franceschini, Mount Vesuvius, Volcanism, Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Marcus Venerius Secundio, Novia Amabilis, Llorenc Alapont, Eruption Of Mount Vesuvius In 79 Ad


The Taliban Is Silicon Valley's New Big Problem

The Taliban have swept through Afghanistan, re-taking the country from the feeble local government that America’s military has propped up for the better part of two decades. Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Kanye West, Courtney Love, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, Silicon Valley, Trump, Zabihullah Mujahid, Steve Bannon, Nick Fuentes, Presidency Of Donald Trump, War In Afghanistan, Organizations Designated As Terrorist By Canada, War Conflict


Yellow Dog Coats Came From an Ancient Canid That Split From Wolves Millions of Years Ago

A recent genetic analysis of dog coloration found that mutations in one gene are responsible for five distinctive coat patterns in dogs. These patterns manifest in iconic breeds like the corgi and the Bernese mountain dog, and a team of researchers were even able to trace one coat type, called dominant yellow, to an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dogs, Peptides, Black Horse, Branches Of Biology, Animal Hair, Horse Coat Colors, Agouti, Equine Coat Color, Danika Bannasch, Dog Coat, Dog Anatomy, Agouti Signaling Protein


Nura's New Earbud Subscription Service Gives Us One More Device We Don't Actually Own

In a world overwrought with subscription services, Nura is adding a pay-per-month earbuds service to the pile. It’s called NuraNow, and it guarantees you a new pair of earbuds every two years. But as with every subscription service, there are a few caveats, including the fact that you don’t own the pair of earbuds or…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Marketing, Headphones, Earbuds, Electrical Engineering, Nura, AirPods, Subscription Business Model, Technology Internet


The Patriots Aren't Even Robert Kraft's Grossest Investment

Robert Kraft is known for many things. Owning the New England Patriots. Allegedly paying for a handjob—on tape. Formerly employing a fancy dog. Loving Donald Trump. And now, apparently, polluting.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, NFL, Air Pollution, Pollution, Tom Brady, Donald Trump, New England Revolution, Kraft Foods, Resolute Forest Products, Catawba, Robert Kraft, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, PAPERMAKING, Kraft Paper


July 2021 may be the hottest month in recorded history

Data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that July 2021 was the hottest month in recorded history. Due to climate change, the average monthly temperatures for July have risen in recent years.  According to NOAA climatologist Ahira Sanchez-Lugo, the last seven Julys from 2015 to 2021 have been the hottest in the 142 years of record keeping. Rick Spinrad, NOAA administrator, said that the new record only adds to a disturbing trend that climate change has se...
Tags: Weather, Science, Design, Global Warming, European Union, Records, Paris, Noaa, Heat, Temperature, Sicily, Rising Temperatures, Rick Spinrad, Copernicus Climate Change Service, Ahira Sanchez Lugo, Zeke Hausfather


Nerf’s Aliens Pulse Rifle Won’t Stop a Xenomorph, But Will Make Sci-Fi Dreams Come True

James Cameron’s Aliens is full of amazing props. The cargo loader, the alien queen, the dropship, motion detectors, the list goes on and on. But arguably the coolest is the M41A Pulse Rifle. You may have wished for it as a kid—but now, as an adult, you can own a Nerf replica.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hasbro, Pulse, James Cameron, Gamestop, Nerf, Ripley, Hicks, EB Games, M41, Fads, Blaster, Contemporary history, Toy Weapons, Late Modern Period, Simon Atherton


You Have 8 Days to Guess What, Exactly, Bob Ross Did

PLEASE SEND HELP. Netflix is holding us hostage in a Saw-like chamber of our own minds, tormenting us with a stupid question we never asked: What did Bob Ross do? And will Bob Ross make it out intact? The mild-mannered painter’s legacy has eight days until possible dismemberment. We fear it will not make it out alive.Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Netflix, Charles Manson, Steve Ross, Bob Ross, Bob Ross Inc, Television Shows, You, Creative Works, Happy Accidents Betrayal Greed, Happy Accidents


Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2's True Horror Isn't What You Think

On August 22, 1986, Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was released, 12 years after his original. The first film is still one of cinema’s most shocking, gruesome classics; while its sequel is just as grisly, TCM 2 has its (severed) tongue firmly in its (rotting) cheek with a joke that starts the instant you look…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Dennis Hopper, Bill, Tcm, The Breakfast Club, Bill Johnson, Leatherface, Bill Moseley, Sam Shepherd, See, Drayton, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Caroline Williams


Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches Are Coming to TV, Too

Vampires were only the beginning, it seems. The AMC network has just announced that its adaptation of Anne Rice’s beloved novel Interview With the Vampire (which recently cast Sam Reid as Lestat) will be joined by a Mayfair Witches series, based on Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches book trilogy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Rice, Sam Reid, Anne Rice, Lestat, Mayfair Witches


The 8 most pressing questions about vaccines and boosters, answered

Vaccines protect well against severe hospitalization and death if you contract the Delta variant. Drugmakers are working on two types of booster shots right now. Vaccine supplies will not run out in the US even when boosters are approved. See more stories on Insider's business page. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Havovi Cooper,Aria Bendix,Tam Hunt)]
Tags: Health, Death, Video, Science, US, Trends, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccines, Supercut, J&J, Moderna, COVID-19, Hospitalizations, Covid-19 Cases, Delta variant


Fired vaccine expert denies sending dog muzzle to herself

Dr Michelle Fiscus says muzzle was sent anonymously, perhaps as a warning, before she was fired over efforts to vaccinate Tennessee teenagers A former Tennessee government official who was fired amid controversy over vaccine access for teenagers has denied sending herself a dog muzzle she told authorities was delivered anonymously, possibly as a warning to be quiet, after investigators determined it was ordered using her own credit card. Related: Tennessee to halt vaccine outreach to teens ami...
Tags: Science, US news, Infectious Diseases, Tennessee, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Michelle Fiscus


Wildfire smoke linked to almost 20,000 COVID-19 cases last year

The coronavirus pandemic and raging wildfires were two heinous events of 2020. And in one of life’s unfair twists of evil synergy, a new study from Harvard says that smoke from West Coast wildfires increased the cases of COVID illnesses and deaths. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, attributed 19,742 additional COVID cases — and 748 deaths — to last year’s heavy blanket of wildfire smoke in Oregon, California and Washington. Tiny particulate matter, aka PM 2.5, was the culprit...
Tags: Science, Design, Washington, Oregon, Fire, Harvard, Wildfires, Fires, Wildfire, West Coast, Science Advances, San Bernardino California, California Washington, Oregon California, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Whitman County Washington


The Most Wonderfully Over-Engineered Way to Fix a Broken Clock

There’s an old proverb that says, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. But as ‘Developer Hendrik’ demonstrates on Instagram, even if it is broken, you don’t necessarily need to repair it if you’ve got the skills to program a tiny robotic arm to help an object like a busted clock carry on its important, time-telling duties.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Instagram, Electronics, Arduino, Github, Embedded Systems, Bernie, Servo, Hendrik, Microcontrollers, Actuators, Radio Control, Technology Internet, Serworm Michael


Secret FBI Watchlist Leaks Online, and Boy Do the Feds Think a Lot of People Are Terrorists

Back in July, cybersecurity researcher Bob Diachenko found what seemed to be a leaked FBI watchlist naming the personal details of close to 2 million suspected terrorists. Diachenko quickly filed a report to the Department of Homeland Security, hoping the agency would issue some sort of patch to keep this data from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Linkedin, Data, Fbi, Department Of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eta, Watchlist, No Fly List, Christopher Wray, Terrorist Screening Center, Bob Diachenko, Terrorist Screening Database, Diachenko, Federal Government Of The United States



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