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After 3 months of investigations, the intelligence community still can't determine the coronavirus' origin

The campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, on May 27, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images In May, President Joe Biden requested a report on the coronavirus' origin in 90 days. The report, issued Tuesday, did not find a conclusive origin, The Washington Post reported. Experts told The Post it could take years to learn how the virus began to spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. After three months of investigating, the intelligence community i...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, China, Trends, Joe Biden, World Health Organization, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Origin, Wall Street Journal, Stanford University, The Post, Wuhan China, David Relman, Hector Retamal


Disney and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines will require COVID-19 vaccine for passengers as new Bahamas policy is announced

The Carnival Vista cruise ship. RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images Disney and Royal Caribbean became the latest cruise lines to require vaccine documentation. The move comes after the Bahamas signed a new declaration and Florida lost a major legal battle. The Bahamas' new emergency order would block cruises from Florida unless companies prove that all passengers on board are vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean became the latest c...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Politics, Science, Disney, US, Trends, Cruise, Gop, Williams, Miami, Bahamas, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Cruise Lines, Ron DeSantis


After 3 months of investigations, the intelligence community still can't determine the origin of COVID-19

This aerial view shows the P4 laboratory (C) on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on May 27, 2020. - Opened in 2018, the P4 lab conducts research on the world's most dangerous diseases and has been accused by some top US officials of being the source of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images In May, Biden ordered intelligence agencies to deliver a report on the origin of COVID-19 in 90 days. The...
Tags: Post, Science, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, C, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Origin, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Stanford University, Hubei


The Matrix 4 Has Its Official Title And First Footage

Of the major 2021 blockbusters still on the release schedule, there’s one big title that fans know very little about: the much-anticipated fourth Matrix, which is currently scheduled to release December 22 in theaters and on HBO Max. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning, along with a few new additions, but…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Fiction, Warner Bros, Neil Patrick Harris, Keanu Reeves, Jada, Neo, The Matrix, Thomas, Morpheus, Jonathan Groff, Lana Wachowski, Carrie Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul Mateen


A Nevada hospital is begging residents to 'get vaccinated' as it becomes inundated with COVID-19 patients. Only 26% of the county is fully vaccinated.

In this Feb. 17, 2021, file photo, a man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Las Vegas. John Locher, File/AP A hospital in Elko County, Nevada, urged residents to get vaccinated amid a surge in COVID-19 infections. "It is heartbreaking, frustrating and exhausting - but above all, it is preventable," they wrote in a statement Tuesday. As of Monday, about 43% of the population in Nevada are fully vaccinated, according to state health data. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Science, Trends, Nevada, Elko County, Steve Simpson, Steve Sisolak, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Las Vegas John Locher File, Elko County Nevada, Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, Paton Whimple, Alice Allen They


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Early Reactions Call It 'Nostalgia Done Right'

Now that Ghostbusters: Afterlife has finally had its first screening, its viewers have gone to heaven. Or so it seems, according to the various critics who got an early look at director Jason Reitman’s follow-up to his father’s beloved 1984 classic movie, and who have practically nothing but nice things to say about…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Afterlife, Bill Murray, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Entertainment Weekly, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Rudd, Germain Lussier, Ray Stantz, Ernie Hudson, Carrie Coon, Ghost Corps, Windows Games


Number of People With Hypertension Has Doubled Since 1990, Stressful Report Finds

More and more people around the world are living with high blood pressure, new research this week finds. The study, based on data from nearly 200 countries, estimates that more than a billion adults globally had hypertension in 2019—double the number estimated in 1990. What’s more, more than half of these cases are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Majid Ezzati, Physical Quantities, Health Medical Pharma, Circulatory System, Non Communicable Disease, Cardiovascular System, White Coat Hypertension, Systolic Hypertension, Antihypertensive Drug


Unsurprisingly, the NSO Group's Malware Is Targeting Activists Again

The iPhones of nine Bahraini political activists were recently hacked using the NSO Group’s spyware Pegasus, according to a new report put out by researchers.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Malware, Spyware, Pegasus, Espionage, Data Breaches, NSO, Citizen Lab, NSO Group, Technology Internet, Computer Surveillance


This Spec'd-Out Game Boy Advance SP Sports Next-Level Features, but It's Thick As Hell

The folding GBA SP was a huge upgrade over the original Game Boy Advance, if only because it introduced a side-lit screen you could actually see. It wasn’t perfect—Nintendo still included some weird design quirks—so the team at the YouTube channel Macho Nacho Productions gave the GBA SP a much-needed upgrade, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Headphones, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Usb C, Game Boy Advance Sp, Video Game Consoles, Handheld Game Consoles, Handheld Game Console, Technology Internet, YouTube channel Macho Nacho Productions


The 'Welcome to the Blumhouse' Trailer Promises a Quartet of Thrills and Chills

Last week, we shared the first look at Black as Night, one of four new horror movies arriving on Amazon Prime in October as part of the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series. Today, there’s a very fun trailer showing footage from all of the films, which also include Bingo Hell, Madres, and The Manor. Check out the trailer…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Big, Zaragoza, BETO, Josh, Lupita, Shawna, Bingo, Blumhouse Productions, The Manor, Barbara Hershey, Horror Film, Axelle Carolyn, Tenoch Huerta


Pixel 6's Under-Display Fingerprint Reader Revealed in Quick Glimpse

We already know the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are on their way. We know about the revamped Tensor processor, which is capable of translating another language in real-time and quickly editing high-resolution photography. Google also confirmed that it would be adding an under-display fingerprint sensor, similar to the one…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Pixel, Google Pixel, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Tensor, Pixel 2, Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy S21, Technology Internet


Tennessee Woman Killed by Rising Floodwaters as She Streamed Live on Facebook

Rising floodwaters swept a Tennessee woman to her death on Saturday as she live streamed the harrowing ordeal on Facebook. In a video posted at 10:13 a.m., Linda Almond, 55, can be heard narrating as several feet of murky brown water rush past the window of her home that sat at the epicenter of Tennessee’s biggest…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Weather, Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Tennessee, Flood, Tommy, Hydrology, Flash Flood, Disaster Accident, Linda Almond, Victoria Almond


Unvaccinated people are 29 times more likely to land in the hospital with COVID-19 than those who got the shot, a new CDC study reveals

Anna Efetova/Getty Images The unvaccinated are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than vaccinated people. That's from a CDC study analyzing more than 43,000 confirmed cases in Los Angeles from May to July. Researchers said the conclusions underscore the importance of getting inoculated against the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated people are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than those who were inoculated agains...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Anna Efetova Getty


Apple Watch Series 7 May Be Getting a Size Bump, and I'm Upset

Until now, we haven’t heard many rumors about the Apple Watch Series 7, which we expect to launch in September. But it sounds like the next-gen Apple Watch is going to get some kind of redesign, and apparently, that means larger 41mm and 45mm displays. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Technology, Watch, Smartwatches, Computing, Apple Watch, Garmin, Wearable Devices, Weibo, Apple Inc, Wear OS, Wearable Computers, Apple Silicon, Mobile Computers


Walmart Wants To Be DoorDash Now

Walmart on Tuesday announced the rollout of a new delivery service called “GoLocal,” which will see the retailer offer its fleet of delivery drivers for smaller businesses looking to get orders out to their customers. GoLocal will be built on Walmart’s quickly growling fleet of delivery drones, driverless vehicles,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Walmart


The Scarlett Johansson v. Disney Black Widow Lawsuit Enters Round 2

The latest round in the battle between longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe star Scarlett Johansson and Marvel Studios parent company Disney began this weekend, when Disney’s lawyers filed a motion to put the dispute over Black Widow’s profits in private arbitration rather than have a public trial.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios


We Just Saw 10 Action-Packed Minutes of No Time to Die

Trailers for the new James Bond movie No Time to Die have been out for almost two full years. The first one was released in December 2019 and it featured several scenes of James Bond (Daniel Craig) riding a motorcycle, driving a silver Aston Martin, and jumping around a bridge in very old city. As part of CinemaCon…Read more...
Tags: Science, James Bond, Aston Martin, James Bond Daniel Craig


Airbnb Says It Will Host 20,000 Afghan Refugees Following Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Airbnb said on Tuesday it will provide free temporary accommodations to 20,000 Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban’s virtually complete takeover of Afghanistan in the wake of U.S. military withdrawal, with the program beginning immediately.Read more...
Tags: Science, Walmart, Joe Biden, Delta Airlines, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, Social Issues, Al Qaeda, Pentagon, Airbnb, Donald Trump, Brian Chesky, American Airlines, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Colin Sullivan


TikTok Will Now Let Me Directly Subsidize the Lives of Cool 19-Year-Olds

In what I can only assume is a carefully-laid scheme to ensure my long-term personal and financial demise, TikTok and Shopify announced on Tuesday a new partnership that will allow users to make in-app purchases directly from the streaming platform for the first time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Instagram, Software, Computing, Kylie Jenner, Shopify, Video Hosting, Harley Finkelstein, Kylie Cosmetics, Video Software, Bytedance, Tiktok, Application Software


Capybaras Are Waging Class War in Argentina

You know how capybaras always seem to have a slightly skeptical look on their faces? Turns out what they’re skeptical of might be rich people’s bullshit. Now, in Argentina, they’re fighting back. Groups of the charismatic rodents have been causing a ruckus in the fancy-pants gated community of Nordelta, crapping in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Argentina, Capybara, Mammals, Gated Community, Rodent, Vertebrates, Enrique Viale, Disaster Accident, Mammals Of South America, Nordelta, Cavies, Tigre Partido


Netflix's Trailer for Maya and the Three Reveals a Land of Mesoamerican Myth

Let’s be clear: Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s Maya and the Three is set in a mythical land inspired by Mexican and Mesoamerican culture. The Book of Life director has drawn from Incan, Aztec, and Mayan mythology, as well as a smattering of Caribbean culture, to create an epic fantasy TV series for Netflix, and you can see it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Americas, Netflix, Kate, Rosie Perez, Caribbean, Mesoamerica, Maya, Rita Moreno, Latifah, Gutierrez, Castillo, Zoe, Alfred Molina, Danny Trejo, Continents


A hospital set up a plate-smashing booth for healthcare workers to relieve stress amid a surge in COVID-19 cases

Asia Made, 50, shows a plate with the word "COVID" written on it before smashing it into a wall in a rage room at Smash RX LLC in Westlake Village, Calif., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo Hospital staff in Oregon are shattering plates to release their pandemic-related stress. The state is seeing record numbers of hospitalizations due to COVID, despite high overall vaccination rates. The plate smashing might provide some instant relief, but won't do much for long-term mental ...
Tags: Asia, Science, Oregon, Trends, Ap, Hospital, Burnout, Lisa, Westlake Village Calif, Salem Hospital, Rage Room, Scott Bea, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson, Doctor Shortage


Killer robots? Get real. It’ll be easier for AI to just erase our minds and steal our bodies

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! The future has a way of taking your biggest fears and making them seem incredibly short-sighted. Remember when everyone was scared of clowns for an entire summer? Seems kind of trivial now in the wake of COVID-19. The current death count is 4.4 million. It’ll be the same with AI. Right now the general public’s ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Neural, COVID, Next Featured


Evil's Second Season Is a Hell of a Good Time

The first season of Evil—about a trio of investigators tasked with assessing possible possessions, miracles, and other supernatural business for the Catholic Church—had to spend time setting up the series’ premise and introducing characters. But even with that season-one burden, it still ended up being a surprisingly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Evil, Articles, Catholic Church, Cbs, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marx, Sheryl, Ash Williams, Aasif Mandvi, Mike Colter, Christine Lahti, Peter Scolari, Michael Emerson, Dylan Baker, Fictional Characters


Oppo Shows Off a Faster Version of Apple's MagSafe Charger

Oppo, the parent company behind OnePlus smartphones, is well known for teasing its upcoming hardware gimmicks. This time, it’s attempting to give Apple a run for its money with a new magnetic wireless charging technology.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Technology, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Xiaomi, Lightning, Oneplus, Battery Charging, Consumer Electronics, Magsafe, VOOC, BBK Electronics, Iphone 12, Wireless Energy Transfer


Breaking Down the Sinister Secrets of Spider-Man: No Way Home's Trailer

After what feels like months and months of waiting, at long last, we’ve had a glimpse of Spider-Man: No Way Home in action, and nothing is going right for poor Peter Parker. The world knows his dual life as Spider-Man, he’s being hunted for a crime he didn’t commit, and well, now he has to bear witness to the awesome…Read more...
Tags: Science, Happy, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Jon Favreau, Marvel Studios, Stephen, Rhys Ifans, Spider, Spider Man, Electro, Matt, Marko, Ned, Sam Raimi


Coronavirus live: UK reports 30,838 new infections; 5bn Covid jabs administered worldwide

UK also reports 174 more people have died; nearly 40% of vaccine doses have been administered in ChinaHawaii governor begs tourists to stay away as Covid surgesScottish Covid inquiry plans spur calls for other UK parts to follow suitNHS Covid pass still not recognised in some EU countriesCornwall tourist board urges people not to visit after Covid spikeSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.31pm BST The Greek government has announced that, as of next month, all indoor eateries, bars, clubs and e...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, US, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Pfizer, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, ChinaHawaii


Afghan Refugees Are Trapped on a U.S. Base in Qatar Without Air Conditioning Amid 107-Degree Heat

People fleeing Afghanistan following the Taliban’s rapid takeover of the country last week are being housed in conditions U.S. officials are describing as a “living hell”—including suffering through searing temperatures in August in Qatar without any air conditioning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, Environment, Qatar, Afghanistan, Taliban, Temperature, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Al Udeid Air Base, Physical Sciences, Colin Sullivan, Classical Mechanics, Physical Quantities, Thermodynamic Temperature, US Central


TikTok Is Exploring Snapchat-Style AR Features

TikTok is reportedly testing out a new augmented reality studio where creators can experiment with new in-app features, including lenses and visual effects.Read more...
Tags: Science


Biden Summons Masters of the Universe to Help Solve America's Cybersecurity Problem

After over a year where the U.S. faced slews of cyberattacks hitting hospitals, banks, and just about everything else, President Joe Biden is turning to tech’s top players for some advice. Bloomberg was first to report that Biden has plans this Wednesday to meet with the CEO’s from Apple, Microsoft and Amazon to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Articles, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Tim Cook, Ibm, Biden, Bloomberg LP, Jamie Dimon, Jp Morgan Chase, Apple Microsoft, Southern Company



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