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A Tesla Model 3 With Autopilot Activated Crashes Into Two Parked Cars in Florida

Tesla’s Autopilot system—which, contrary to its name, does not enable the car to drive itself—has been involved in an accident yet again. This time, a 2019 Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot activated crashed into two parked cars on the side of a highway near downtown Orlando in Florida.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cars, Tesla, Orlando, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Autopilot, Richard Blumenthal, Self Driving Car, Ed Markey, Motor Vehicles, Hatchbacks, Sports Sedans, Tesla Model Y, Lina Khan


Apple Announces Free Repair Program for Some iPhone 12 Models With Receiver Issues

While some of us have mostly abandoned calls for endless text messages, there are others who actually like or need to make and receive phone calls. That’s kind of hard to do with some iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models right now though, which Apple says emit no sound when people make or receive calls. Good news is…Read more...
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A pastor from National Religious Broadcasters was fired for promoting the COVID-19 vaccine on TV

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 A pastor and spokesman for National Religious Broadcasters voiced support for COVID-19 vaccines on MSNBC. Daniel Darling said on "Morning Joe" he believed in the vaccine and didn't want to see more people die. NRB fired him for refusing to admit his comment violated a policy to remain neutral on vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Science, Nbc News, Los Angeles, Trends, Jesus, Usa Today, Msnbc, Joe Scarborough, Dan, NRB, Daniel Darling, Darling, Mario Tama Getty, National Religious Broadcasters, Troy Miller, Coronavirus


Back to the Future II Was a Surreal Experience for Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood has had a long career—Sin City, The Faculty, Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings just to name a few—but there’s one entry at the start of his resume we’ll never forget.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Back To The Future, McFly, Back To The Future Ii, Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, The Goonies, Michael J Fox, Marty Mcfly, The Lord Of The Rings, Elijah, John Thornton, Cinema of the United States, Creative Works, English Language Films


George R.R. Martin Just Made a Sc-Fi Film With Vincent D’Onofrio

Science fiction author Howard Waldrop is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in November from the World Fantasy Convention and his pal George R.R. Martin is celebrating a bit early. The Song of Ice and Fire writer announced he’s adapted Waldrop’s short story “Night of the Cooters.” What’s one more non-Game of…Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Fiction, Love, Robots, Atkins, Luther, George Rr Martin, Writers, Vincent, George R R Martin, Harrison Page, Waldrop, Lindley, Chisum, Human Interest


The race to give nuclear fusion a role in the climate emergency

Power from fusion has proved too hard to generate at scale. Can recent breakthroughs and massive investment change that?On 8 August 2021, a laser-initiated experiment at the United States National Ignition Facility (NIF), based at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, made a significant breakthrough in reproducing the power source of the stars, smashing its own 2018 record for energy released from nuclear fusion reactions 23 times over. This advance saw 70% of the laser energy pu...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, California, Environment, United States, Nuclear Power, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Ignition Facility NIF, Climate Crisis, Jeremy Chittenden


A police captain who refused the vaccine and took the anti-parasitic ivermectin to combat COVID-19 dies from the virus

Reuters An anti-vaxx police officer has died in Georgia after a short battle with COVID-19. Captain Joe Manning posted anti-vaxx messages on Facebook and took the drug ivermectin. The CDC has said ivermectin does not help prevent or treat coronavirus and can cause severe illness. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Georgia police officer who frequently posted anti-vaxx messages on Facebook and took an anti-parasitic drug instead of a vaccine has died of COVID-19.Captain Joe...
Tags: Facebook, Death, Science, Cdc, Police, US, Trends, Georgia, UK News, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, Manning, The Food and Drug Administration, Ivermectin, Wayne County Sheriff s Office


Spider-Man: No Way Home's Trailer in Animation for Your Saturday Morning Cartoon Viewing Pleasure

We got the first, highly-anticipated trailer this week for Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. If that wasn’t enough to satisfy you, a YouTuber has recreated it (yes, already!) using animation from Spider-Man: The Animated Series—with a little helping hand from the animated The Incredible Hulk.Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Iron Man, Sony, Jamie Foxx, Jon Favreau, Marvel Comics, Rhino, Youtuber, Spider Man, James Whitbrook, Marisa Tomei, Ned, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, J K Simmons


As denying climate change becomes impossible, fossil-fuel interests pivot to 'carbon shaming'

Marianne Ayala/Insider Fossil-fuel interests no longer bother denying that climate change is real. So they've pivoted to new tactics, including painting climate advocates as hypocrites. Drawing attention to advocates' non-eco-friendly habits undermines their credibility and distracts from policy changes. See more stories on Insider's business page. After Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that climate change and mental health are two of the "most important issues facing the world...
Tags: Post, New York Post, UK, New York, Hollywood, Science, London, News, Obama, Climate Change, Colorado, Abc, France, New York City, Environment, Stephen King


Passing the ‘chimp test’: how Neanderthals and women helped create language

How did humans learn to talk and why haven’t chimpanzees followed suit? Linguistics expert Sverker Johansson busts some chauvinist mythsHow and when did human language evolve? Did a “grammar module” just pop into our ancestors’ brains one day thanks to a random change in our DNA? Or did language come from grooming, or tool use, or cooking meat with fire? These and other hypotheses exist, but there seems little way to rationally choose between them. It was all so very long ago, so any theory must...
Tags: Books, Science, Education, Culture, Language, Linguistics, Falun, Reference and languages books, Sverker Johansson, Dalarna University Continue


I tried the French space food that launched with SpaceX's latest astronaut crew, and it was better than I expected

The author (left) tasted three French dishes specially designed for astronauts on the International Space Station. Morgan McFall-Johnsen/Insider Astronaut food is often dry, slimy, or just plain disappointing. But French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who launched aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in April, wanted gourmet French dishes to share with his crewmates. So three French dishes launched to the International Space Station with Pesquet and his crew: beef bourguignon, einkorn riso...
Tags: Food, Space, Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Esa, Atlantic, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Chris Hadfield


NSW to lift ban on weddings; Victoria records 64 infections and ACT 26 – as it happened

Western Australia releases sites visited by Covid-positive NSW truck drivers. This blog is now closedNSW records worst daily total and apologises for booking blunderVictorian health minister says NSW’s 1,000 cases not ‘a sign of hope’Covid abnormal: why is Australia so far behind on making its own mRNA vaccines?Shepparton’s multicultural community ‘on the brink’ in lockdownRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders; Hotspots: NSW; Vic; QldVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Victoria, NSW, Vic, Coronavirus, COVID, Oliver Franklin Wallis


An oral history of Oxford/AstraZeneca: ‘Making a vaccine in a year is like landing a human on the moon’

It has shipped more than a billion doses, saved countless lives – and faced controversy over its safety and supply. Here, some of those who created the vaccine tell the story of their epic race against the virusIn December 2019, hospitals in Wuhan, China, reported that they were dealing with dozens of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause. They soon identified the disease as being caused by a novel coronavirus.Teresa Lambe, associate professor, Jenner Institute My brother lived in China, so whe...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, China, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Wuhan China, Coronavirus, Teresa Lambe



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