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Job boards for workplaces that specifically don't require COVID-19 vaccinations are popping up as more employers have started requiring the shot

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images More companies are implementing vaccine mandates for employees after Pfizer's FDA approval. Now, job boards are popping up to connect anti-vax workers with employers that don't require the shot. One site listed multiple openings for nurses at rural nursing homes that said: "No Jab required." See more stories on Insider's business page. Job boa...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Minnesota, Cdc, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Healthcare, Arizona, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Wisconsin


Gasp, Wonder Woman 1984's Patty Jenkins Also Hates Seeing the Box Office Hit By Streaming

Patty Jenkins has joined the growing crowd of directors who immensely dislike your ability to watch their films on TV screens instead of movie screens during a global pandemic. She’ll be in good Hollywood company, as Tenet’s Christopher Nolan and Dune’s Denis Villeneuve have also gone out of their way to decry their…Read more...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Science, Films, Wonder Woman, Dune, Tenet, Movie Theater, Denis Villeneuve, Patty Jenkins, Diana Prince, Theatres, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


TikTok Bans Milk Crate Challenge After Reports of, You Guessed It, Milk Crate-Induced Injuries

It’s a tale as old as time: Humans goading themselves into serious, preventable injury and then getting banned. This time, it’s something called the “Milk Crate Challenge,” which involves building a tall pyramid out of milk crates and filming oneself walking over before inevitably careening off of it, and hashtags…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Software, Culture, Milk, Crate, Containers, Insider, Shipping Containers, Video Software, Bytedance, Dog Crate, Tiktok, Application Software, Shawn Anthony, Milk Crate


Celebrate 800 Episodes of Star Trek By Making Your Favorites Fight to the Death

Star Trek itself turns 55 in just a couple of weeks, but as of today’s episode of Lower Decks, “We’ll Always Have Tom Paris,” the franchise hit another major milestone: 800 episodes of boldly going have now been released for our joy, horror, and occasional mockery. But it also means picking your all time favorite gets…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Television Shows, Human Interest, USS Enterprise, Gorn, Television Series, Star Trek The Original Series, Lower Decks, Miles Obrien, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Soft Science Fiction, Tom Paris, Similitude


Greta Thunberg ‘Urgently’ Seeks Help to Evacuate Afghan Youth Climate Activists

Fridays For Future—the global climate strike organization that was founded three years ago by Greta Thunberg—is in trouble. On Thursday, the Twitter account repping the group’s activists working in the “Most Affected Peoples and Areas” (MAPA) put out a desperate plea begging for anyone with resources to help evacuate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Afghanistan, Taliban, Climate Movement, Climate Justice, Greta Thunberg, I Am Greta, War In Afghanistan, Individual And Political Action On Climate Change, Military History By Country, Man Made Disasters, School Strike For Climate, Abdul Qahar Balkhi


The Infamous Comic Book Moment Behind Spider-Man: No Way Home's Multiversal Twist

At the center of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s explosive trailer is a simple request from Peter Parker that seemingly turns the Marvel universe upside down: can magic make the world forget he’s Spider-Man? It’s a desperate act—and a road that Peter has gone down before in his comic book journey, as part of one of the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Satan, Anna, Stephen, Spider Man, Peter, Mary Jane, Tony Stark, Peter Parker, Ben Reilly, Marvel Comics Characters, Mary Jane Watson, Joe Quesada, Reed Richards, Fictional Characters, Doctor Octopus


Get Ready to Pay More for the iPhone 13

As we enter the last (hopefully) stretch of iPhone 13 rumors before Apple’s September event, it appears that upgrading might cost more than usual.Read more...
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The Gulf Coast Could Face a Serious Hurricane Early Next Week

We’re heading into the peak of Atlantic hurricane season with a storm on the horizon. And unfortunately, it could be a very serious one.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Atlantic, Atlantic Hurricanes, Laura, Ida, Henri, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Cyclones, Hurricane Ida, Hurricane Marco, Disaster Accident, Pacific Hurricane Seasons, Hurricane Grace, Gulf Coast Could Face


A Florida health system is using refrigerated coolers because their morgues are full of patients who died from COVID-19

Open hospital morgue drawers used for the storage of human bodies awaiting identification or autopsy. Holly Mahaffey Photography/ Getty Images The morgues at AdventHealth in Central Florida are full because so many people have died from COVID-19, WFTV-9 reported Thursday. The hospital system is currently using refrigerated coolers to store the bodies. The overcrowding is said to be due to slowdowns at the local funeral homes, so the hospital has to store bodies longer. See more stories o...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Abc, New York City, Trends, Orange County, Central Florida, Florida Department of Health, Johns Hopkins University, WFTV, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Coronavirus, COVID, Speed desk


Police Use iOS App to Track Suspect After ‘Accidentally’ Dropping a Phone in His Truck

Sheriff’s deputies in Colorado tracked down and arrested a man using Apple’s Find My iOS app, claiming that an officer had “lost” his work phone in the bed of the man’s truck after the suspect fled the scene. The unique case, first reported by Denver NBC affiliate 9News, could serve as a constitutional test of…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Colorado, Surveillance, Telecommunications, Mobile Phone, Science and Technology, Jones, Global Positioning System, Daniel Vasquez, Denver NBC, Law Crime, Internet Geolocation


Denmark and Costa Rica Want to Make a No Fossil Fuels Allowed Club

Denmark and Costa Rica want to make extra sure the world quits fossil fuels as soon as possible. The two countries are reportedly launching an alliance of nations that are committed to setting a date to phase out both fossil fuel production and use. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Fuel, Denmark, Climate Change Mitigation, Costa Rica, Climate Change Policy, Energy Policy, Fossil Fuel, Energy Economics, Emissions Reduction, Low Carbon Economy, Resource Economics, Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty Initiative


The gold-medal winner of the Olympic marathon responds to critics who say Nike shoes give him an unfair advantage

Eliud Kipchoge, a Nike-sponsored athlete on Team Kenya, won the men's marathon in the Tokyo Olympics, August 8, 2021. Lintao Zhang/Getty Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge won gold in the Tokyo Olympics marathon. Some runners and researchers say the Nike Vaporfly shoes Kipchoge wears confer an unfair advantage. But he emphatically told Insider that it's the runner, not the shoe, that determines performance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eliud Kipchoge is the best male ...
Tags: Science, London, News, Berlin, Sports, Trends, Nike, Vienna, Olympics, Running, Kenya, Marathons, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, University Of Michigan, Ineos


Peloton Just Made Its Bike Cheaper

If you’re still on the fence about buying a Peloton Bike, the company is doing everything in its power to talk you into it. After dropping the price of the original Bike last year, Peloton is permanently knocking off another $400, from $1,895 to $1,495, for customers in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Companies, Peloton, UK Canada Germany, Hospitality Recreation


Google Will Continue to Pay Apple Billions to Keep You From Using... Bing?

Google seems to have no problem doling out cash to ensure it remains the search engine of choice. Documents have shown the company offers financial incentives to smartphone manufacturers to keep its app store front and center, and it pays developers to offer their games in Google Play. The company also pays Apple a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Companies, Safari, Artificial Intelligence, Websites, App Store, Bing, Microsoft Bing, World Wide Web, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Business Finance


Man Sues Parents of British Boys (Benedict and Oliver) Over $1 Million Bitcoin Heist

Back in 2018, a Colorado man had roughly $1 million worth of bitcoin plundered from his digital wallet. After three years of working with investigators, he says he’s traced the crime back to two Brits named Benedict and Oliver (really)—and now, their parents are being taken to court right alongside the accused chaps. Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Colorado, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Oliver, Brits, Digital Currencies, Benedict, Krebs, U S Federal, Payment Systems, Law Crime, Andrew Schober


Intriguing Fossil Reptile Offers Clues to the Origin of Snakes and Lizards

Twenty years since it was found in Argentina, a fossil of a 231.4-million-year-old lepidosaur has been described in detail by paleontologists. This animal has features place it before the split between lizards, snakes, and sphenodonts (a branch of reptiles that today only includes the strange tuatara). The fossilized…Read more...
Tags: Science, Argentina, Reptile, Snake, Jurassic, Ricardo, Tiago, Lizard, Tuatara, Ricardo Martinez, Geological History Of Earth, Geological Periods, T Alcoberi, Archosaur, Amphisbaenia, Rhynchocephalia


Confusion over Covid jabs for over-12s in England ahead of new school term

JCVI is understood to have concerns about the affect of the jab on other childhood inoculationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConfusion is growing over whether all children aged 12 and over will soon be offered a Covid jab as schools in England prepare to return next week, with the NHS gearing up for vaccinations but government scientists warning of potential complications.Amid uncertainty over the parallel issue of who might be given a third, “booster”, jab the Join...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Education, Children, Society, UK News, NHS, Schools, Secondary Schools, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus


Mission: Impossible 7 Will Have Maybe the Biggest Stunt in Movie History

Much like the Fast and Furious movies, the Mission: Impossible movies are always raising the bar. First Tom Cruise climbs up the Burj Khalifa, then hangs off the side of an airplane, then dives out of an airplane higher than should be humanly possible. And that trend will continue with Mission: Impossible 7, currently…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Stunt, Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible, Burj Khalifa, Christopher McQuarrie, Mission Impossible 7, Creative Works, English Language Films


MLK Is Coming to Battle Royale Video Game Fortnite

When you think of the online video game Fortnite, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? If you answered “the late Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.,” then there’s good news for you: a new virtual in-game exhibit will pay tribute to the slain leader by exposing players to his speeches and crusade…Read more...
Tags: Floss, Science, Video Games, Martin Luther King Jr, Epic Games, Online Games, Travis Scott, Human Interest, Windows Games, Fortnite, Esq, Fads, Video Gaming, Fortnite Battle Royale, Battle royale game, Fads And Trends


Why the Glowing Trees in Amazon's Lord of the Rings Are So Important

A few weeks ago, Amazon gave us a beautiful first look at its new Lord of the Rings TV series, a prequel set thousands of years before the seminal fantasy saga. But in doing so, it gave us a glimpse of a time even further before that—teasing a depiction of some of J.R.R. Tolkien’s earliest Middle-Earth theology in the…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fiction, Environment, Moon, Men, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Elves, Cherry Blossom, Galadriel, Aman, Vala, Arda, Varda, Tolkein


U.S. Government Is Using an Algorithm to Flag American Citizens for Denaturalization: Report

U.S. citizens can be kicked out of the country based on the findings of a secret algorithm. The Department of Homeland Security is using an Amazon-hosted system called ATLAS that analyzes millions of records and can be used to automatically flag naturalized Americans for the revocation of their citizenship, the …Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Government, Immigration, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Social Issues, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, George W Bush, Amazon Web Services, Human Migration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, United States Department of Homeland Security, Green Card, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement


New Study Confirms It's Much Safer to Get Vaccinated Than to Catch Covid-19

New research from Israel offers some unsurprising but reassuring news on the safety of covid-19 vaccines. The study found that the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine was not associated with a higher risk of most potential adverse events. And for rare suspected complications such as myocarditis, the risk was still…Read more...
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Star Trek: Prodigy Beams Up Some Bad Guys

Star Trek’s big new break into kid-focused animation with Prodigy has already given us a motley crew of alien teens, a Starfleet legend to guide them, and even a glimpse of their slick new ship. But now we know what they’re going to be up against, and it’s already sounding very good.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Star Trek, House Of Cards, Westworld, Prodigy, Gwyn, Starfleet, John Noble, Jimmi Simpson, Ella Purnell, Television Series, Star Trek The Original Series, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films


Doctor Who Heads to the Past to Rescue Russell T. Davies' First Who Script

Most nerds know Russell T. Davies as the architect of modern Doctor Who, the man who resurrected the beloved but very much abandoned sci-fi franchise for the 21st century, with help from stars Chris Eccleston and Billie Piper. But this wasn’t Davies’ first work on Doctor Who, which was a script titled “Mind of the…
Tags: Science, Russell T Davies, Davies, Chris Eccleston


How a hot blob off New Zealand is contributing to drought in South America

Study reveals the vast patch of warm water has produced a dry ridge of high pressure across the south Pacific, blocking storms from reaching ChileA vast patch of warming water off the coast of New Zealand – referred to as a “warming blob” – has contributed to a decade long drought affecting parts of South America, according to scientists.Researchers based in New Zealand and Chile have examined the rapidly warming hot blob which rose to prominence in 2019 after spikes in water temperature of up t...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Chile, New Zealand, South America, Pacific


NIMBYs and a Trump Advisor Unite to Try and Kill the Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Project

On Wednesday, a group of citizens claiming they’re worried about the safety of an endangered whale filed a lawsuit against the Vineyard Wind project, an offshore wind farm that’s slated to become the first large-scale offshore project in the U.S. The suit highlights some of the challenges that could continue to face…Read more...
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Female hummingbirds mimic males to avoid attacks, study suggests

Some females found to have evolved to have bright plumage, which seems to protect against male aggressionThey may zip around looking cute and sociable, but the world of hummingbirds is rife with aggression. Now it looks like some female hummingbirds have evolved to avoid this – by adopting the bright plumage of their male counterparts.US researchers captured more than 400 white-necked Jacobin hummingbirds in Panama. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Animals, US, Birds, Wildlife, Panama Continue


Should You Work Less to Save the Climate?

Welcome to Burning Questions, a new series where Earther answers the most common asks we get on how to address climate change. Many people want to do something, anything to help address the climate crisis. We answer your questions about how to help change your life—and the systems that will save us. Check out our past …Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Labor Rights, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy, John Maynard Keynes, Overwork, Mark Takano, Working time, Jamie McCallum, Juliet Schor, Green New Deal, Low Carbon Economy, Resource Economics, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry


Should I Work Less for the Climate?

Welcome to Burning Questions, a new series where Earther answers the most common asks we get on how to address climate change. Many people want to do something, anything to help address the climate crisis. We answer your questions about how to help change your life—and the systems that will save us. Check out our past …Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Labor Rights, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy, John Maynard Keynes, Overwork, Mark Takano, Working time, Jamie McCallum, Juliet Schor, Green New Deal, Low Carbon Economy, Resource Economics, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry


Lower Decks' Tom Paris Love-In Wasn't Really About Tom Paris at All

Whether on a plate or on the Cerritos bridge, Robert Duncan McNeill’s return as Voyager pilot and holodeck aficionado Tom Paris was the big draw for Star Trek: Lower Deck’s latest episode. But as ever with this show, the Trek cameos are never really the big deal—it’s how they’re used to say things about Lower Decks’…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Fiction, Star Trek, Orion, Space Opera, Beckett, Rutherford, Cerritos, Farr, Riker, Q, Jonathan Frakes, Tendi, Science Fantasy, Robert Duncan McNeill



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