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Orlando urges residents to limit water use as liquid oxygen for treating the water supply is being diverted to hospitals for COVID-19 patients

A patient is brought on a gurney to the emergency department at AdventHealth hospital in Orlando. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Orlando officials are urging residents to limit water use amid liquid oxygen shortages. Liquid oxygen supply is being diverted to hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients as infections surge. But liquid oxygen is also used to treat the water supply, a lack of which could impact the quality of the city's water. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Water, Delta, Orange County, Orlando, Dyer, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Orange County Florida, Buddy Dyer, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19


Covid Australia live news update: anti-lockdown protest violence in Melbourne; NSW reports 825 new cases, Victoria 61

Victoria records 61 new cases and ACT eight as police try to block access into Sydney and Melbourne before planned anti-lockdown protests. Follow liveLaw and border: how Queensland’s harsh rules are creating hardshipVaccination rate of 70% won’t end lockdowns if Covid case numbers are too high, expert saysKatharine Murphy: ‘Yes, Australia craves Covid-normal – but nobody wants that at children’s expense’NSW hotspots; NSW restrictions; border restrictionsVictoria’s restrictions; Victorian hotspot...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Western Australia, NSW, Flinders Street, Coronavirus, COVID


In a Win for Gig Workers, Uber-Backed Prop 22 Ruled Unconstitutional by California Judge

In an unexpected win for gig workers, a California judge on Friday evening found the controversial 2020 ballot measure known as Proposition 22 unconstitutional on the grounds that it is unenforceable. The ruling mounts a victory for gig workers whom the law exempted from state labor laws and a setback for companies…Read more...
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If Star Wars Is Going to Rename Boba Fett's Ship, It Probably Won't Be 'Firespray'

Who thought a Lego set could ever cause this much back and forth? I guess it is the world of Star Wars we’re talking about.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science Fiction, Science, Fiction, Disney, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, Boba, Marvel Star Wars, Fictional Characters, Jango Fett, Paolo Villanelli, Creative Works, Star Wars Video Games, Tales Of The Bounty Hunters


A Notorious Hacker Gang Claims to Be Selling Data on 70 Million AT&T Subscribers

A prolific hacker gang claims to be selling data on 70 million AT&T customers, the likes of which would appear to include names, phone numbers, social security numbers, DOBs, home addresses, and more.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Data Breach, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Att, Data Security, Computer Security, T Mobile, Shinyhunters, Technology Internet, Hacker Groups, Gruppo Tim


No, Your Acorns Account Wasn’t Hacked—That Email Was a Mistake

Have no fear, Acorns users. Your accounts have not been hacked. Probably. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Email, Microsoft, Social Media, Software, Computing, Webmail, Spamming, Acorns, Outlookcom, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Private Message


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 825 new cases and three deaths as Victoria to go into statewide lockdown from 1pm after surge

NSW police block transport into Sydney; Shepparton outbreak continues to grow in regional Victoria; zero new cases in QueenslandLaw and border: how Queensland’s harsh rules are creating hardshipVaccination rate of 70% won’t end lockdowns if Covid case numbers are too high, expert saysKatharine Murphy: ‘Yes, Australia craves Covid-normal – but nobody wants that at children’s expense’NSW hotspots; NSW restrictions; border restrictionsVictoria’s restrictions; Victorian hotspotsVaccine rollout track...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, NSW, Hazzard, Maroubra, Brad Hazzard, Coronavirus, COVID, QueenslandLaw


Oxygen for Water Treatment Diverted to Orlando Hospitals Dealing With Covid-19 Surge

Today in dystopian hellscape news: covid-19 cases in Orlando have apparently gotten so overwhelming that it’s begun impacting the city’s water supply. Yes, really. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Health Care, Oxygen, Orlando, Ron DeSantis, Lawn, Mark Hostetler, Buddy Dyer, Clinical Medicine, Industrial Gases, Oxygen Therapy, Respiratory Therapy


Covid Australia live news update: Victoria reports 61 new cases and considers statewide lockdown as NSW police move to block protests

More than 1,500 police to be stationed around Sydney CBD as Shepparton outbreak continues to grow in regional VictoriaLaw and border: how Queensland’s harsh rules are creating hardshipVaccination rate of 70% won’t end lockdowns if Covid case numbers are too high, expert saysKatharine Murphy: ‘Yes, Australia craves Covid-normal – but nobody wants that at children’s expense’NSW hotspots; NSW restrictions; border restrictionsVictoria’s restrictions; Victorian hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get ou...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Shepparton, Coronavirus, COVID


Marvel's Latest Shang-Chi Clip Is 60 Seconds of Martial Arts Radness

People who have already seen Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have been giving it rave reviews, and every time we see more of the movie it becomes more apparent why. Case in point: this new clip from the Marvel hero’s bus battle scene.Read more...
Tags: Science, Jackie Chan, Tim Roth, Michelle Yeoh, Mandarin, Katy, Zhang, Wong, Chi, Benedict Wong, Marvel Comics Characters, Destin Daniel Cretton, Tony Leung, Cretton, Awkwafina, Shang Chi


Extreme Weather Is Getting Deadlier

New research this week highlights one of the frightening effects climate change is already having on our health: creating bursts of weather extreme enough to kill us. The study estimates that deaths linked to extreme heat and cold have climbed over the past few decades and are likely to only increase in the years to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Extreme Weather, Effects Of Climate Change, Heat Wave, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Effects Of Climate Change On Humans, Climate Change In California, Torridness, Katrin Burkhart


Like Marvel's Eternals, Funko Pops Will Never Die

Only three things are truly eternal in this life: death, taxes, and Funko Pops. That must be a bittersweet irony for Marvel Studios’ new superhero team, the Eternals, given that long after their upcoming movie has left theaters their only true legacy will be a pile of big-headed, tiny-bodied toys produced by Funko—a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Salma Hayek, The Walking Dead, Angelina Jolie, Jon Snow, Marvel Studios, Richard Madden, Academy Award, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Don Lee, Funko, Sprite, Marvel Comics Characters, Robb Stark, Harington


Astonishingly Large Coral Spotted in the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkelers swimming in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have stumbled upon a coral of epic proportions. Composed of living organisms, the gigantic mass is the widest coral ever found in the region and one of the oldest.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Environment, Great Barrier Reef, Coral, Coral Reefs, Adam Smith, Earth Sciences, Nathan Cook, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Anthozoa, Cnidarians, Marine Ecoregions, Central Indo Pacific, Poritidae


Pepe the Frog’s Creator Got a $4 Million Frog Collection Booted From the NFT Marketplace

Today in barely-scrutable crypto news for nerds: Matt Furie—the creator of the oft-Alt Right-appropriated character Pepe the Frog—was able to successfully force the removal of a collection of 7,000 cartoon frog images from the NFT marketplace this week on the grounds that the images ran afoul of his own copyrighted…Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet Culture, Internet Meme, Pepe, Alt Right, NFT, Kronos, Fads, Pepe The Frog, Matt Furie, Internet Humor, Donald Trump 2016 Presidential Campaign, Non Fungible Token, Fads And Trends, Pepe The


China Just Passed a Major Data Privacy Law—With a Big, Government-Sized Loophole

When covid-19 cases started surging through China last year, we saw the country’s already authoritarian surveillance systems get kicked into overdrive. Officials rolled out everything from face-detecting drones and mandated movement-tracking apps to literally harvesting citizen’s blood in order to stem the flow of the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, Identity Management, China, Articles, Data Protection, Data Security, Terms Of Service, General Data Protection Regulation, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Information Privacy, Technology Internet


A rapid COVID-19 test manufacturer trashed millions of products early this summer because it thought the pandemic was wrapping up

Carlos Mir / Getty Images A manufacturer making one of America's most popular COVID-19 rapid tests dismantled millions of products at a Maine factory earlier this summer because the company thought the pandemic was coming to an end, according to a New York Times report. Workers at Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer, were told in June and July to put the products in garbage bags after virus test sales dropped in the spring due to diminishing virus cases in the US, The Times reported...
Tags: Science, News, US, America, Trends, Maine, New York Times, Healthcare, Times, Abbott Laboratories, Jake Epstein, Coronavirus, Speed desk, Carlos Mir Getty, New York Times an Abbott


Evolution Deniers Are Finally a Minority in the U.S.

Americans continue to have a challenging relationship with science, modern medicine, and at times reality, but a review of annual surveys from 1985 to 2019 does yield some good news: Over half of surveyed participants believed in the science of evolution. That’s a win, I guess. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Articles, Social Issues, Evolution, Charles Darwin, Creationism, Galapagos, Denialism, National Science Foundation, Human Evolution, On The Origin Of Species, Biological Evolution, Mark Ackerman, Rejection Of Evolution By Religious Groups, Jon D Miller


COVID-19 may cause erectile dysfunction, small study finds

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Two men who recovered from COVID-19 experienced severe erectile dysfunction many months later, eventually seeking penile implants. The doctors who placed the men's implants found virus particles in their penises. The infection may have caused ED by restricting blood flow to the penis. See more stories on Insider's business page. Long COVID can cause a range of problems, affecting the body from head to penis in some cases.When two men who recovered from...
Tags: Science, Trends, Erectile Dysfunction, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Blood Clot, Crystal Cox, World Journal, Julia Naftulin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, BI Photo, Andrea Michelson, Crystal Cox Business Insider Two


Samsung Is Turning Its Smart Home Platform Into a Tinkerer's Tool

Samsung isn’t making any more SmartThings devices, but it’s still plenty invested in its smart home platform. The company is rolling out a new architecture called SmartThings Edge, which promises to be “more reliable, faster, and more secure” by utilizing localized automation.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Samsung, Home Automation, Computing, Samsung Electronics, Science and Technology, Edge, Zigbee, Smartthings, Matter, Technology Internet




The FDA hopes to fully approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Monday, The New York Times reported

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The FDA is pushing to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Monday, according to The New York Times. The new licensing timeline for full approval is speedier than the agency originally expected. Health experts are eager for approval in hopes that it will convince skeptical Americans to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and D...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, The New York Times, Vaccines, Johnson Johnson, The Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Erin Snodgrass, Speed desk


The FDA hopes to fully approve the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, The New York Times reported

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The FDA is pushing to approve the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, according to The New York Times. The new licensing timeline for full approval is speedier than the agency originally expected. Health experts are eager for approval in hopes that it will convince skeptical Americans to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Admin...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, The New York Times, Vaccines, Johnson Johnson, The Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Erin Snodgrass, Speed desk


Covid Australia live news update: Victoria considers statewide lockdown as NSW police move to block protests

More than 1,500 police to be stationed around Sydney CBD as Shepparton outbreak continues to grow in regional VictoriaLaw and border: how Queensland’s harsh rules are creating hardshipVaccination rate of 70% won’t end lockdowns if Covid case numbers are too high, expert saysKatharine Murphy: ‘Yes, Australia craves Covid-normal – but nobody wants that at children’s expense’NSW hotspots; NSW restrictions; border restrictionsVictoria’s restrictions; Victorian hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get ou...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Shepparton, Graham Readfearn, Coronavirus, COVID


There's a Coffee-Drinking Figure in the Nebula of This Week's Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the latest and greatest toy news happening on the internet this week. Today’s news gives us Super7 and Simpsons teaching us that money can be exchanged for goods and services, a very big Jurassic World dino, and Star Trek’s best captain in 1:6 scale glory. Check it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Tim Burton, Star Trek, Batman, Robocop, Action Figures, Transformers, Mattel, Kate Mulgrew, Moe, Playmates Toys, Megatron, Kathryn Janeway, Starscream, Fictional Characters


Epic Court Documents Show How Google Pays Competitors to Not Compete

For a platform long heralded for being open and promoting choice, the tea spilled from the unredacted documents presented in the Epic v. Google case reveals the search giant has an anti-competitive side.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Epic, Epic Court Documents Show How Google


A Tribute to Archer's Malory, Master of the Withering Put-Down

Archer returns for its 12th season on August 25, and from the looks of it, the FXX animated series will still be riding its second wind after last season’s revitalized approach (after a trio of ambitious but ultimately so-so seasons played out in the mind of the comatose main character). More old-school-style Archer …Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert De Niro, Archer, Aj, Hitler, Ray, Pam, Nash, Jessica Walter, Lana, Human Interest, Southbound, Burn Notice, Aisha Tyler, Adam Reed, Sterling Archer


Nothing Will Prepare You for the Pro-Gas Version of Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’

I’ve written a lot of weird sentences for this website, but this one might take the cake: A major gas company has published a remix of the 1990s R&B classic “No Diggity” as part of a safety PSA for gas customers. There’s a lot to unpack here!Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Psa, Natural Gas, Exxon, Southern, Southern Company, Conoco, Blackstreet, Southern Company Gas, Fuel Gas, Energy Solutions Center, Chauncey Black


Behold, Carbon-Free Steel Now Exists

This week, a Swedish firm announced it had delivered carbon-free steel to a customer—a world-first. It’s a huge step in the race to clean up one of the most carbon-intensive activities on Earth.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Materials, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Footprint, Volvo, Climate Change Policy, Steel, Vattenfall, Business Finance, LKAB, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry, Chemical Substances, Chemical Compounds, Ancient Roman Technology, Martin Lindqvist


Lupin III's 50th Anniversary Anime Pits Him Against Sherlock Holmes

After making a bold leap into 3D CG animation with Lupin III The First last year, Monkey Punch’s iconic gentleman thief is going back to more traditional TV routes this year, with Lupin III Part 6 set to celebrate the character’s 50th anniversary. Bad news for poor Lupin though: he’s celebrating it while being hunted…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sherlock Holmes


How Renewables Could Help Us Survive a Walking Dead-Style Zombie Apocalypse

When it comes to gore, I am a really big baby—my weak stomach and low startle point have kept me far away from The Walking Dead for the decade it’s been on TV. But after a year and a half of mostly staying inside and binge-watching everything else worth watching, the arrival of the comic book adaptation on Netflix…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Energy, Science, Colorado, The Walking Dead, Environment, Walking Dead, Articles, Renewable Energy, Netflix, Solar Power, Sustainable Energy, Maria, Zombie, Rick Grimes, Mark Dyson



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