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The First Nightbooks Trailer Looks Like Goosebumps... From Hell

Let me tell you a story... a scary story. There’s this young boy who happens upon a spooky apartment in New York City. Steeling his courage, he decides to peek inside, only to discover the apartment is magical, its doors able to lead to anywhere, even different dimensions. Worse, it has trapped him inside, and is also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, New York City, Stephen King, It, Netflix, Alex, Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter, Sam Raimi, Yasmin, Goosebumps, The Witch, Scheherazade, Horror Film, Winslow Fegley


Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry Is Finally Getting the Biopic He Deserves

On August 19th, 2021, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born in El Paso, Texas. He grew up to become a member of the Air Force during World War II, a member of the LAPD afterward, and a burgeoning TV screenwriter. And, oh yeah, he created one of the most beloved and enduring science fiction franchises of all time. The man…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Star Trek, Spock, Air Force, Jack, William Shatner, Lapd, Kelvin, Al Pacino, Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry, Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, Nichelle Nichols


OnlyFans Reveals How Often Police Demand User Data (Sort Of)

OnlyFans on Thursday released its first transparency report, providing insight into the number of times law enforcement agencies asked for information about its users over the past month. The report also details the number of accounts suspended by the company as well as the number of accounts believed to have posted…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Articles, Software, Operating Systems, Video Hosting, Transparency Report, Child Pornography, Internet Privacy, National Center for Missing Exploited Children, OnlyFans, Law Crime


“Stop the Shot”: Resistance through Science, Religion, and Law

On August 4, an interesting event took place: “Stop the Shot”. This was a video press conference organized by the Truth for Health Foundation in the US, which was live streamed online and has since been uploaded to various alternative video hosting platforms—on the main one advertised, it has already received three quarters of a […]
Tags: Science, Religion, US, Fertility, Racism, Canada, Grenada, Anthropology, Jamaica, Resistance, Vaccines, Antibodies, Haiti, Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad And Tobago


Vacationers With Phony Vaccination Cards Did Not Do Enough of Their Own Research, Busted In Hawaii

A quick PSA for unvaccinated folks looking for a weekend getaway: if you try forging your records to travel, you might wind up with a hefty fine instead.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ebay, Hawaii, Vaccination, Vaccines, Biotechnology, Daniella, Health Medical Pharma, Daniela Dalmazzo, Enzo Dalmazzo


American Horror Stories Is a Dark and Twisted Delight

American Horror Story returns next week with its 10th season, Double Feature—good news for fans who’ve been longing for its return, especially since it looks to be a particularly juicy season (all hail Sarah Paulson!). But you don’t have to already be a fan or more than passingly familiar with the series to enjoy …Read more...
Tags: Science, Pilot, Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story, Sarah Paulson, John Carpenter, Cindy Crawford, Scarlett, Troy, Billie Lourd, Brad Falchuk, Paris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Danny Trejo, Kaia Gerber, Television Shows


Astronomers Spot Strange ‘Splinter’ in Milky Way Spiral Arm

An unusual “break” has been detected in the nearest galactic spiral arm to Earth. Astronomers have never seen anything quite like it, and they’re not entirely sure how it got there. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Milky Way, Galaxies, Sagittarius, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spiral Galaxies, Spitzer, Michael Kuhn, Galactic Center, Robert Benjamin, Sagittarius A, Galactic Astronomy, Astronomical Objects, Carinasagittarius Arm, Scutumcentaurus Arm


Cricket Wireless Customers Are Getting the Ad-Supported Tier of HBO Max for Free

Beginning on August 20, Cricket Wireless will begin offering the ad-supported tier of HBO Max for free to new and existing customers that subscribe to the service’s $60/mo. unlimited plan.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Hbo, Science, Television, Amc, Hbo Go, Warner Bros, Verizon FIOS, Cinemax, Cricket Wireless, Business Finance, Partner Management, WarnerMedia, Home Box Office Inc, HBO Max, Entertainment Culture


Court Docs Show Google's Gaming Plans Include Native Android Apps on Windows and Mac

Last week, the seal on the sack of secrets began busting open in the Epic Games lawsuit against Google. We learned that Google had once admitted sideloading was a less-than-desirable experience for some users and that it considered Epic Games a threat worth squelching. And more revelations are coming through the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science


Don’t be scared: Scientists figured out how fear works

A team of scientists in Beijing have discovered novel inferences concerning the learned fear response in humans. Relax, this is a good thing. Learned fear is a condition that scientists don’t know a whole lot about. The human brain is mysterious and the fear response is believed to occur in parts of if that are incredibly difficult to scan with non-invasive measuring devices. Up front: You can’t just slap an EEG helmet on someone’s head and measure their brainwaves to determine how they respond ...
Tags: Startups, Science, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Neural, Next Featured


How About a Dell Portable Monitor to Go With That Dell XPS?

After over a year of working and schooling from home, you might be thinking it’s time for a monitor refresh. Dell has announced its lineup of new screens that you can pair with your laptop or desktop computer, including a portable screen that’s thinner than Apple’s iPad Air.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Dell


Mega-clouds of traveling smoke are harming people's health thousands of miles away from wildfires

A resident watches from his porch as the Cameron Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in Colorado's history, burns outside Estes Park, Colorado, October 16, 2020. Wildfire smoke is traveling thousands of miles, polluting air on distant coasts and even in the North Pole. The smoke can damage lungs and exacerbate disease even a continent away from a fire. World-traveling clouds of wildfire smoke may be annual events now. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the second year i...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Greece, Climate Change, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Boston, Russia, New York City, Africa, Trends, Ap, Nasa


Apple TV+'s New Foundation Series Trailer Feels a Tiny Bit Desperate

Isaac Asimov’s original Foundation trilogy has received countless awards and praise since it was completed in 1953, even winning the Hugo for “Best All-Time Series.” But what’s drawn nerds to the classic sci-fi series over the decades is its vision, scope, and imagination, not particularly its whiz-bang action…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Science, Fiction, Syfy, Literature, Foundation, Hugo, Isaac Asimov, Galactic Empire, Seldon, Hari Seldon, Psychohistory, Archos TV Portable Video Player Pvp, Foundation Universe, Foundation Series


Amazon’s Expansion Into Department Stores Is All About Surveillance

Now that it’s officially swallowed the lion’s share of online retail sales, Amazon is reportedly eyeing ways to corner our offline shopping, too. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that the e-commerce giant is drumming up plans to open “several” department-style stores in a handful of cities across the US.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Whole Foods, US, Walmart, Retailers, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Target, Cvs, Grocery Store, E Commerce, Retailing, Amazon Pharmacy


New Scans of Tyrannosaur Skulls Reveal Echoes of Dino Brains

Not much is known about Daspletosaurus, a late Cretaceous theropod that thrived in the forests of North America 75 million years ago. Now, paleontologists have shined a literal light on one of the animal’s mysteries, by taking CT scans of two of dinosaur braincases to digitally reconstruct the brains and adjacent…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dinosaur, North America, Cretaceous, Late Cretaceous, Tetsuto Miyashita, Tyrannosaurus, Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosaurids, Tyrannosauridae, Tarbosaurus, Albertosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Ariana Paulina Carabajal, Bistahieversor


The Galaxy Z Flip 3 Is Almost the Android Flip Phone of My Dreams

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the Android smartphone of my dreams—mostly. It’s everything I loved about my flip phone from the early aughts, combined with the abilities of a flagship smartphone. But just as I had to ease into the idea of an all-screen phone a decade ago, I’m now finding myself taking a beat before jumping to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Snapchat, Industrial Design, Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy, Foldable Smartphone, One UI, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Z Series, Technology Internet, Clamshell Design


OnlyFans Is Banning 'Sexually-Explicit Content.' Yes, Really

OnlyFans is kicking potentially millions of small entrepreneurs to the curb by placing new limits on the types of content it will allow on its platform. Namely, the content that made you know what OnlyFans is in the first place.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Sex Work, Video Hosting, Human Sexuality, OnlyFans, Service Industries, Stokely, Tim Stokely


The New Moto Edge Is Trying to Walk a Fine Line Between Mid-Range and Premium

Last year after a long hiatus, Moto returned the flagship phone market with the Edge+ to somewhat middling success. So now for this year’s refresh, Motorola seems to have adjusted its ambitions downward to better straddle the line between mid-range and premium. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Motorola, Science, Smartphone, Smartphones, Best Buy, Mobile Phones, Mp, Qualcomm, Pixel, Motorola Mobility, Moto, Moto E, Moto Z3, Pixel 5, Motorola Edge




Apple's Not Digging Itself Out of This One

Well, that didn’t take long. Online researchers say they have found flaws in Apple’s new child abuse detection tool that could allow bad actors to target iOS users. However, Apple has denied these claims, arguing that it has intentionally built-in safeguards against such exploitation.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Oops, Lauren Boebert Somehow Forgot to Disclose Her Husband’s Nearly $1 Million in Gas Consulting Contracts

Rep. Lauren Boebert has trotted out standard right-wing pablum when it comes to climate from bizarre Green New Deal rants to lies about hamburgers to trying to block the U.S. from reentering the Paris Agreement as one of her first official acts in Congress. She also introduced legislation to ban moratoriums on oil and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Colorado, Environment, United States, Michael Bloomberg, Payne, Elizabeth Klein, Terra Energy Partners, Lauren Boebert, Politics Of The United States, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Gun Politics In The United States, Oil And Gas Enterprise Act


Livestream of DC Bomb Suspect Pulled Off Facebook Amid Standoff

The Facebook account of a North Carolina man suspected of making bomb threats outside of the Library of Congress was abruptly suspended on Thursday after the man appeared to go live from his truck.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, North Carolina, Library Of Congress, Trumpism, United States Capitol, United States Capitol Police, Architecture of the United States, QAnon, Tom Manger, Far Right Politics In The United States, Ray Roseberry


Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss' Next Comic Is a Musical Journey Through the Post-Apocalypse

What’s the most important thing in the post-apocalypse? Your tools to survive, the trust network of friends, family, and allies you’ve made along the way? Or is it... your record collection? The next comic series from Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss, together again in the world of comics since their breakout Black…Read more...
Tags: Science, Musicians, George Miller, Joyce Manor, Sid, John Hughes, JD Salinger, Walter Hill, Jawbreaker, Matthew Rosenberg, Mission District San Francisco, Blake Schwarzenbach, Tyler Boss, Entertainment Culture


SARS Survivors Vaccinated Against Covid-19 May Have Super-Antibodies to Coronaviruses

New research this week offers hope that we may one day be able to create a powerful weapon against coronaviruses like the one that causes covid-19. In survivors of the original 2002-2004 SARS outbreak who were given a covid-19 vaccine, researchers found potent antibodies capable of neutralizing a variety of…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Pfizer, Clinical Trials, Occupational Safety and Health, BioNtech, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Covid 19, Coronaviridae, Zoonoses, Covid 19 Vaccine, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, Health Medical Pharma, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus


Traders Claiming to Have Lost Tens of Millions From Binance Crash Are Waging a Unique Court Battle

Traders who suffered losses due to a Binance platform malfunction during the May 19th Bitcoin cryptocurrency crash are forging ahead with a lawsuit. As the Financial Times first reported, six traders have gotten $5 million in backing from the Swiss litigation funding firm Liti Capital in an expensive battle to recover…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Finance, Cryptography, Financial Times, Cryptocurrency, David Kay, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Binance, Aija Lejniece, Liti Capital


FTC Refiles Historic Antitrust Lawsuit as Facebook Tries to Bury the News With Shiny Things

Amid a Facebook marketing blitz, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday refiled its antitrust lawsuit against the company, claiming that it “holds monopoly power” in the social media market, and maintains that monopoly by “systematically” purchasing rivals and creating other barriers to competition. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Facebook Tries


The Corpse of Toys R Us Will Rise Once Again

It’s been a rough few years for Toys R Us after the iconic chain closed its doors in mid-2018 and sold off its brand and other assets in an attempt to finally pay off longstanding debts. Geoffrey the Giraffe hasn’t been able to rest in peace, however, thanks to attempts to revive the toy store: the latest being a new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Geoffrey the Giraffe


Fossil's New Wear OS Smartwatch Just Leaked

‘Tis the season for flagship smartwatches, and the latest to leak is Fossil’s forthcoming Gen 6. It’ll be the first Fossil watch to sport Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chip, and will be one of the first non-Samsung smartwatches to run to the new Wear OS. Eventually.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartwatches, Computing, Qualcomm, Wearable Devices, Huawei Watch, Mobvoi, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Wear OS, Wearable Computers, Humancomputer Interaction


Lower Decks Offers a Perfectly Star Trek Answer to How to Live in Starfleet's Duality

When CBS revived Star Trek and promptly turned it into a swath of new series about boldly going, these myriad projects all found themselves grappling with a familiar question. It’s one that’s underpinned over half a century of the franchise: is Starfleet a scientific organization, or a military one? The time has come…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Rutherford, Starfleet, Marcus Henderson, Mariner, Tendi, Television Series, William Riker, Star Trek Lower Decks, Transporter, Will Riker, Lower Decks, Boimler, Creative Works


One chart shows how well COVID-19 vaccines protect you against the Delta variant

Pulmonology physician Catherine Wentowski treats a coronavirus patient at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, August 10, 2021. Kathleen Flynn/Reuters The Delta variant is driving a surge in US coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Although Delta can partially evade vaccine-induced antibodies, vaccines work against it. One chart shows how well four vaccines prevent symptomatic Delta infections, severe illness, and death. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Biden



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