The First Look at Amazon's Wheel of Time Teases Magical Heroes and a City of Shadows

It feels like it’s been a million years since Amazon started doling out cryptic, miniscule teases of its lofty adaptation of Robert Jordan’s iconic fantasy saga, The Wheel of Time. Back at Comic-Con, we got a vague release date and a similarly vague poster, but now, with the show just a few months away, we’re starting…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science, Fantasy, Literature, Rosamund Pike, Thor, Rand, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Wheel Of Time, The Wheel Of Time, Rafe Judkins, Morte, Álvaro Morte, Josha Stradowski

Trump-Pardoned Editor Charged (Again) With Breaking Into Wife's Facebook, Gmail

The one-time editor of the New York Observer, Kenneth Kurson, is facing felony charges in New York tied to long-standing allegations that he digitally stalked and harassed his wife as his marriage was falling to pieces. Kurson had previously been pardoned by President Trump, with whom the accused has close ties.Read more...
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Dementia risk lower for people in stimulating jobs, research suggests

Findings of large study support the idea mental stimulation could delay onset of symptoms, says lead authorPeople with mentally stimulating jobs have a lower risk of dementia in later years than those who have non-stimulating work, research has suggested.Scientists looked at more than 100,000 participants across studies from the UK, Europe and the US focused on links between work-related factors and chronic disease, disability and mortality. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, Work & careers, Dementia, Alzheimer's, UK Europe

Jabbed adults infected with Delta ‘can match virus levels of unvaccinated’

Researchers say implications for transmission remain unclear but reaching herd immunity even more challengingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFully vaccinated adults can harbour virus levels as high as unvaccinated people if infected with the Delta variant, according to a sweeping analysis of UK data, which supports the idea that hitting the threshold for herd immunity is unlikely.There is abundant evidence that Covid vaccines in the UK continue to offer significant pr...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

Biden says Americans can get Covid booster shots starting next month

White House prepared to offer third dose beginning 20 September to those inoculated at least eight months agoJoe Biden said on Wednesday his administration planned to make Covid-19 vaccine booster shots available to all Americans starting on 20 September as infections rise from the Delta variant of the coronavirus.The White House is prepared to offer a third booster shot starting on that date to all Americans who completed their initial inoculation at least eight months ago, the US Department of...
Tags: Science, White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, US Department of Health and Human Services, Biden Administration, Coronavirus

Disneyland and Disney World Are Officially 'Retiring' the Free FastPass Service

Last month, Disney announced that it would be offering “Disney Premiere Access” to visitors at Paris Disneyland, a pay-per-ride service allowing guests a “designated fast lane” for certain rides. Avoiding long lines is an excellent way to maximize one’s theme park experience, but it’s something that the FastPass…Read more...
Tags: Science, Entertainment, Disney, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Paris Disneyland, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, FastPass, Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Entertainment Culture, Hospitality Recreation

Thank Goodness, Someone Finally Told Anthony Mackie He's in Captain America 4

On April 26 of this year, two days after the season finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuted on Disney+, actor Anthony Mackie was buying groceries. One presumes it was a normal day... until something shocking happened. His grocery informed him of a new development in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that he’d…Read more...
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You Have a License to Commit Bug Murder (Just Don’t Use a Gun)

Move over, murder hornets. There’s a new invasive bug in town: the spotted lanternfly.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Insects, Arthropods, Organisms, Agricultural Pest Insects, Spotted Lanternfly, Susan Ndiaye, Aphaeninae

U.S. Officials Rush to Delete Online Pics of Afghan Allies

Amid the catastrophe that’s been the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan this week, U.S. agencies have initiated sweeping purges of online information concerning friendly Afghan nationals. Fears have arisen that the country’s ruling Taliban could seek retaliation against individuals with even the slightest associations…Read more...
Tags: Science, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, Al Qaeda, Hamid Karzai, The Associated Press, War In Afghanistan, War Conflict, Military History By Country, In Afghanistan, Afghanistan Conflict, Man Made Disasters, Afghan Civil War, Warlordism, Afghanistanpakistan Relations

Russian Space Junk Hit a Chinese Satellite in March, Evidence Suggests

The mysterious breakdown of the Yunhai 1-02 satellite in March has likely been solved. The discarded remnants of an old Russian rocket appear to have smashed into the Chinese satellite, in what is an ominous sign of things to come in our increasingly cluttered low Earth orbit.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Pollution, Satellites, Satellite, Space Debris, Outer Space, Applied Sciences, Kosmos, Low Earth Orbit, Jonathan McDowell, Naval Research Laboratory, Kessler syndrome, Geocentric Orbit, Disaster Accident

Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Wild Monsters Will Kick Your Human Ass, Too

During this week’s Pokémon Presents announcements, the Pokémon Company revealed a number of new details about Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the upcoming Nintendo Switch game set in the distant past at a time when humans and Pokémon did not yet live in “harmony” with one another. While Arceus is set to introduce multiple…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Company, Pikachu, Video Games Developed In Japan, Creative Works, Role Playing Video Games, Gameplay Of Pokemon, Arceus

Facebook's 'Widely Viewed Content' Report Promises Ben Shapiro Isn't That Popular

Facebook really, really wants you to know that it isn’t the hub of hate speech, divisiveness, and straight-up misinformation you might think it is. It wants you to know badly enough that on Wednesday, the company published its first-ever report detailing what Facebook claims are the most-viewed pages, posts, and…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Ben Shapiro, Onavo, Dan Bongino, Guy Rosen, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet

TikTok's Algorithm Is Speeding Up the Spread of Covid-19 Vaccine Lies

TikTok—long known as an incubator for viral dance trends and memes—is reportedly gaining a reputation as a breeding ground for a far more insidious type of viral content: the spread of hoaxes and misinformation, specifically those pertaining to the Covid-19 vaccines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Alternative Medicine, Pseudoscience, Gizmodo, Misinformation, Deception, Human Interest, Fake News, Vaccine Hesitancy, Tiktok, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Misinformation Related To Vaccination, Covid 19 Misinformation

Windows 11 Is Making It Absurdly Difficult to Change Browsers

They say that some people never change. The same goes for some operating systems. The next version of Windows is due this fall, and with the beta out for developers and Windows insiders, there have been plenty of chances to dive into the OS to see what’s next from Microsoft. And there’s evidence of the same old story.…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Firefox, Science, Microsoft, Web Browsers, Software, Windows 10, Freeware, Microsoft Windows, Windows Xp, Operating Systems, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Taskbar, Technology Internet

WHO condemns rush by wealthy nations to give Covid vaccine booster

Move likened to handing out lifejackets to those who already have them while letting others drownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has condemned the rush by wealthy countries to provide Covid-19 vaccine booster shots while millions of people around the world have yet to receive a single dose.Speaking before US authorities announced all vaccinated Americans would soon be eligible to receive booster doses, WHO experts insisted there was not e...
Tags: Health, Science, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Coronavirus, COVID

A Chinese satellite seems to have collided with a piece of a Russian rocket in March - the first big space crash in a decade

An illustration of a rocket-body explosion in space. ESA A chunk of an old Russian rocket appears to have crashed into a Chinese satellite in March. Harvard astronomer Jonathan McDowell discovered the collision in data from the Space Force. The last big satellite collision was in 2009, but more old spacecraft are building up in orbit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Chinese satellite mysteriously broke apart in March, scattering into dozens of pieces. Now, a Harvard astr...
Tags: Science, News, China, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Satellites, Siberia, US Air Force, Space Debris, JSC, McDowell, Zenit, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Two U.S. Children Died From a Brain-Eating Amoeba This Month

Two U.S. children in recent weeks appear to have been killed by a dangerous amoeba found in freshwater lakes and ponds. On Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina health officials reported the death of a young boy due to a brain infection from Naegleria fowleri, a rare but often deadly disease spread by contaminated water…Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, North Carolina, Amoeba, Naegleria, Naegleria Fowleri, Eukaryotes, Organisms, Orange County Health Department, Zack Moore, Brain Eating Amoeba, Branches Of Biology, Disaster Accident, Health Medical Pharma, Naegleriasis, N Fowleri

3 leading COVID-19 experts say there isn't clear evidence that healthy, vaccinated people will need booster shots 8 months out

An Ohio resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine in March. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images On Wednesday, US officials recommended a booster shot eight months after a person's second jab. Three COVID-19 experts said they weren't sure this was the right strategy to curb the pandemic. Ultimately, they said, we need to vaccinate the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The federal government has recommended COVID-19 booster shots for all....
Tags: New York, Science, Cdc, Israel, US, America, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Ohio, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci

Solo's Qi'ra Is Back With Her Own Marvel Star Wars Comic

When Qi’ra stole Han Solo’s carbonite-encased body in the final pages of War of the Bounty Hunters #1, it brought one of the Solo movie’s best characters into the era of the original trilogy. So it shouldn’t be any surprise that she’s moving from being part of a Star Wars comics event to leading her own.Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Fiction, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Reign, Qi, Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Han, Steve Cummings, Maul, Charles Soule, Sith, Greg Pak, Fictional Characters

3 leading COVID experts say there isn't clear evidence that healthy, vaccinated people will need booster shots 8 months out

An Ohio resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images US health officials said Wednesday that a booster shot is recommended eight months after a person's second shot. Three leading COVID-19 experts say they aren't sure this is the right strategy to curb the pandemic. Ultimately, they said, we need to vaccinate the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The federal government has officially recom...
Tags: New York, Science, Cdc, Israel, US, America, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Ohio, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci

Heist Team Allegedly Stole $500,000 From Drug Dealer by Using an Apple Watch as a Tracker

Food for thought for aspiring child spies: there are probably good use cases for turning an Apple Watch into a tracking device. Related advice for adults: do not—I don’t know how many times I have to tell you—use an Apple Watch to conduct a massive drug-related robbery.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Companies, Computing, Att, Icloud, Indigo, Webmail, Apple Inc, Data Synchronization, Law Crime, Darren Lindsay, Antoine Koen

A Classic Hellboy Novel Is Becoming a Comic

In 2001, Hellboy’s second novel, The Bones of Giants, took us on an adventure of Nordic mythological mayhem, as everyone’s favorite paranormal investigator found himself on the trail of giant’s corpse and a certain mysterious hammer. But now, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the novel is becoming a new comic series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Hellboy, Chris, Matt Smith, Speculative Fiction, Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Creative Works, English Language Films, Fantasy Comics, Occult Detective Fiction, Hellboy Universe, Clem Robins, The Bones Of Giants, Hellboy Darkness Calls

If AI only had a brain: Is the human mind the best model to copy?

The Holy Grail of AI research is called “general artificial intelligence,” or GAI. A machine imbued with general intelligence would be capable of performing just about any task a typical adult human could. The opposite of general AI is narrow AI – the kind we have today. For example, you can ask Alexa to do all sorts of stuff but when you try to get it to do something it’s not specifically designed for it fails. A general AI, on the other hand, wouldn’t necessarily need to know how to do somethi...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Alexa, Neural, Next Featured

Scientists Grew a Brain-Like Blob With Primitive Eyes

Now the stem cells are just showing off. An international team of researchers say they’ve developed a lab-grown mass of tissue that mimicked a brain and was able to spontaneously produce two symmetrical optic cups, eye-like structures sensitive to light. But don’t worry—these rudimentary organoids are not conscious. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Brain, Stem Cells, Retina, Life Sciences, Human Brain, Stem Cell Therapy, Jay Gopalakrishnan, Organoid, Branches Of Biology, Induced Stem Cells, Health Medical Pharma, Cerebral Organoid, Adult Stem Cell

Joe Biden Continues His Assault on the Freedom to Buy Crappy Appliances

Real Americans know freedom when they see it. It can look like refusing to prevent a largely preventable illness, a Lego-bedazzled Glock, or buying appliances that just waste energy and money. If you needed any more proof liberals want to ruin all that, look no further than the Biden administration’s latest proposed…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Natural Gas, Plumbing, Biden, Donald Trump, Boilers, Home Appliances, Thomas Jefferson, Glock, American Gas Association, Water heating, Spire Inc, Furnace

Hex Home Security Is a Supercharged Motion Detector That Feels Very First-Gen

From Ring to Nest and everything in between, the gadget market is saturated with do-it-yourself security systems. Many of them offer similar features and accessories, and some of them even look nearly identical. Often, the defining characteristic between them all is whether the ecosystem fits along with everything…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Safety, Articles, Home Security, Sensor, Ring, Linksys, Simplisafe, Google Nest, Hex, Technology Internet, Security Alarm, Abstract Strategy Games

The Chesapeake Bay Is Awash in Drugs

In Baltimore, where I live, tons of unsightly stuff leaks into the Chesapeake Bay. Sewage. Industrial pollution. And, according to a new report, drugs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Pollution, Sanitation, Sewage, Baltimore, Water Pollution, Environmental Science, Chesapeake Bay, Reisinger, Environmental Engineering, Megan Fork, Tylenol, Wastewater Treatment, Sewage Treatment

Evidence of Nazi Brutality Uncovered in Poland’s ‘Death Valley’

New details are emerging about atrocities committed by Nazis in Poland during the onset and closing stages of the Second World War, including how they tried to destroy evidence of their crimes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Poland, IRENA, Massacres, Dawid, Germanypoland Relations, World War Ii Crimes In Poland, Persecution Of Poles, The Holocaust In Poland, Ukrainian Insurgent Army, Dawid Kobialka, War Crimes In Occupied Poland During World War Ii, Polandsoviet Union Relations, Racism In Europe

Marvel's Eternals Wants to Show Us Why They Left the Avengers Alone

Marvel’s Eternals is introducing a legion of powerful superbeings who have hidden in the shadows of the world for thousands of years, supposed guardians of humanity from afar. Which, naturally, has fans wondering how awkward it was that these guardians decided to do nothing when Thanos came and snapped away half the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanos, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Titan, Kevin Feige, Gemma Chan, Marvel Comics Characters, Celestial, Eternals, Fictional Characters, Chloe Zhao, Deviant, Sersi, Dane Whitman, Ikaris

People Are Shelling Out Six Figures for NFT Rocks

In the world of non-fungible tokens, nothing is off the table. After seeing people ready to pour out ridiculous amounts of cash to own NFT’s of farts, cat pictures, and Lindsay Lohan fanart, you might be wondering what absurd shit will find its way onto the blockchain next. And apparently, the answer is clipart.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Lindsay Lohan, Gary Vaynerchuk, NFT, Clip Art, Non Fungible Token, NFT Rocks

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