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The best wildlife photos of 2021 capture a rare Iberian lynx, a snake strangling a gecko, and a lion dripping with blood

Sergio Marijuán/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest celebrates the diversity and fragility of life. This year the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The frontrunners' photos show wild cats overcoming great odds, narwhal shrimps loitering in the coral, and an orphaned bat on the mend. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Iberian lynx almost...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Science, London, News, Australia, California, France, Animals, Trends, Spain, Earth, Wildlife, Alaska, Portugal, Switzerland


Please Watch Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam When It Finally Starts Streaming on Funimation

Last year, Funimation brought the iconic original Mobile Suit Gundam to streaming for the first time, giving people the chance to experience what makes the franchise so influential and special in the first place. Now, at long last, they’re also going to get a chance to experience its fascinating follow up.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sunrise, Anime, Gundam, Military Science Fiction, Funimation, Toonami, Mobile Suit Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino, Shonen Manga, Creative Works, Bandai Namco Holdings, Dengeki Comics, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Zz, Please Watch Mobile Suit Zeta


White House May Be Clashing With CDC and FDA Experts Over Covid-19 Booster Shots

There appears to be growing tension between the Biden administration and at least some people affiliated with public health agencies over recommending covid-19 booster shots for all next month. Two senior officials with the Food and Drug Administration are leaving, reportedly in part due to the White House’s decision…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, White House, Medical Research, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Clinical Trials, Beth Bell, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Peter Marks


What We Do in the Shadows Is Getting a Weekly Aftershow With Harvey Guillén as Host

The world probably doesn’t need any more aftershows, no matter how good the show itself is—and FX’s brilliant supernatural comedy What We Do in the Shadows is one of the very best around. However, we could all do with more Harvey Guillén in our lives, so we’ll be happily tuning in for After the Shadows, hosted by the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, What We Do In The Shadows, Van Helsing, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Atamanuik, Shadows, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Urban Fantasy, The Shadows, Aftershow, Colin Robinson, The Prisoner, Abraham Van Helsing, In the Shadows, Harvey Guillen


Student from the Hart Union High School District talk to astronauts on the International Space Station

La Mesa Junior High Principal Michele Krantz counted down to the moment two astronauts on the International Space Station connected with her students in the multipurpose room on campus Tuesday morning. With astronomical precision, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Megan McArthur appeared on the oversized monitor in the auditorium in front of a collection of students from the WIlliam S. Hart Union High School District, parents and politicians from the Santa Clarita Valley. Thomas Pesquet and Megan ...
Tags: Science, Education, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Moon, Mars, Local News, Artemis, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Huffman, NASA Television


Why Congressman Paul Gosar Is Tweeting a Green Arrow Pointed at His Dick

Paul Gosar, Republican representative from the state of Arizona who has been called a friend to white nationalists, recently posted a picture of himself on Twitter that appears to show a long green arrow pointed at his penis. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, United States, Arizona, Donald Trump, Dick, Trumpism, Trump, Epstein, Paul Gosar, Rivelino, QAnon, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States


Whoa, the William Gibson Alien 3 Novel Is Based on a Different Screenplay

Alien 3 has some issues. Even the movie’s most ardent fans have to admit this, given that it went through countless story, script, director, and editing changes, leaving what many feel is the most muddled of the four classic Alien films. Legendary Neuromancer author William Gibson was one of the (many) writers to give…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fiction, William Gibson, Bill, Alien, Bishop, Pat Cadigan, Hicks, Speculative Fiction, Newt, Lance Henrikson, Michael Biehn, Hugo award, Alien 3, Renny Harlin


An outbreak at a church camp gave 87 people COVID-19. All but 8 were unvaccinated.

Children at a camp in Shavertown, Pennsylvania on August 17. Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images A June outbreak at an Illinois church camp exposed more than 1,100 people to the coronavirus. Eighty-seven campers and staffers got infected, all but eight of whom were unvaccinated. No vaccinated people were hospitalized. A total of 180 infections were linked to the outbreak. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 300 teenagers piled into buses and vans in June t...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Cdc, Singapore, Masks, US, Trends, Georgia, Maine, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccines, Illinois, Camp


Google's Return to the Office Pushed Back As Covid-19 Cases Rise Again

It looks like Big Tech workers won’t be returning to a physical office this year after all. After exhaustively detailing the measures it would be taking to help ease employees back into the office, Google is pushing back the official return date from Oct. 18 to Jan. 10, 2022. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Lyft, Science, Technology, Labor, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Tim Cook, Computing, Sundar Pichai, World Wide Web, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Telecommuting


Star Trek: Prodigy's Title Sequence Is Here, and It's Gorgeous

On top of all the Star Trek we’ve got to look forward to soon, we’re getting a brand new show in the form of the animated series Prodigy on the immediate horizon. And while we wait to see something a little more substantial beyond the teaser we got at Comic-Con this summer, we’ve now got a glimpse at its opening…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Space Opera, Kelvin, Prodigy, the Television Critics Association, Michael Giacchino, Starfleet, Janeway, USS Enterprise, Science Fantasy, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Soft Science Fiction


Vaccines could get authorized for young kids this fall. Here are the drug companies' most likely timelines.

Monserat Ramos, 3, kept a close eye on the needle as her grandparents got vaccinated in Los Angeles on March 5. Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines won't be available for children under 12 until fall at the earliest. Pfizer expects to know how its vaccine performs among kids ages 5 to 11 by the end of September. Moderna could produce data for that same age group in late fall or early winter. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's one...
Tags: Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, White House, US, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Anthony Fauci


CDC shares 8 new charts that show how powerful Pfizer's vaccine is against COVID-19 and the Delta variant

Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine is called Comirnaty. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Local News via Getty Images On Monday, independent experts to the CDC voted unanimously to recommend Pfizer's vaccine to everyone over 16. Their decision was data-driven, and factored in both the risks and benefits of vaccination. They reviewed graphs and tables showing that, while vaccinated people can get mild infections, Pfizer's vaccine does a great job keeping people alive and out of...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Features, Getty Images, Public Health, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, US UK


Hey Exxon, Maybe Stop Tweeting

You quite literally can’t write this joke: Exxon, one of the companies most responsible for the climate crisis, tweeted Monday that it was keeping people in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Ida in its “thoughts and prayers.” Wow, where have we heard that phrase before?Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, ExxonMobil, Companies, Standard Oil, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, Exxon, Ida, Beaumont Texas, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Oil Companies, Rockefeller Family, Climate Change Denial, Thoughts And Prayers, American Brands


Astronauts' photos from the space station reveal the highs and lows of watching Earth from above in 2021 so far

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile River in Africa, February 3, 2021. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoy mesmerizing views of Earth. They orbit the planet every 90 minutes, so they see lots of sunrises, nighttime city lights, blue ocean water, and colorful landscapes. The best photos taken from the space station in 2021 so far, which follow below, showcase bright auroras, hypnotizing crop patterns, and s...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Science, News, Climate Change, Washington Post, Russia, Africa, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, United States, South Africa, National Parks


Sounds Like the Marvel Comics Universe Is Going to Have a Rough Winter

The Marvel Comics Universe is about to be changed forever. Actually, it seems like it’s about to be changed forever on multiple occasions between December of this year and February 2022, as the publisher has announced eight new “tentpole” series, at least half of which sound like mega-events. Curious? Here’s the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel Comics Universe


Star Wars’ Hyperspace Explained

Lucasfilm’s version of faster-than-light travel—hyperspace—is as fundamental to the worldbuilding of Star Wars as the Force. It’s the backbone of making its galaxy an interconnected universe of potential, a concept that has become more and more integral to some of the franchise’s biggest storytelling pushes. But how…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, Space Opera, Star Destroyer, Genres, Luke, Han, Starship, Galactic Republic, Hyperspace, First Order, Holdo, The Culture


Fake Banksy NFT Sells For $340,000 Amid Suspicion the Artist's Website Was Hacked

While most of us understand that non-fungible token’s are a tremendous scam, it’s not every day you see full-on art capers happening in the world of digital NFT’s. But we got a taste of what that might look like on Tuesday when one anonymous investor spent $340,000 on an NFT from Banksy’s website, only to learn it was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Visual Arts, Artists, Banksy, NFT, Non Fungible Token, Banksy NFT, Gaakman


RIP LinkedIn Stories, 2020-2021

You may be thinking to yourself, “Why the hell did LinkedIn, the purgatory of social media, rip off the Stories format?” LinkedIn has asked itself the same question less than a year after doing so and apparently concluded there is no good reason for it to have shamelessly followed every other app with the launch of …Read more...
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This Standing Air Conditioner’s Quiet Cool Will Make Me Miss Working From Home

At my therapist’s office, there’s a small portable AC. It’s a loudly humming, short monster that grunts at me, disapprovingly, from a foot away. I’ve coped with this by annunciating my anxieties. It’s actually cathartic at 45-minute intervals. But for my work-from-home pandemic setup, that kind of pandemonium is…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Air Conditioning, Ikea, Manufacturing, Machinery, Alexa, Air Conditioner, Midea, Midea Group, Companies Of China, Shunde District


AT&T Leaves New Orleans Unable to Contact 911 During Hurricane Ida

Amid the human carnage that was wrought by Hurricane Ida this past weekend, the brutal rain and wind conditions that slammed the Louisiana coasts have left some awful infrastructural damage in their wake. Power grids were shattered. Buildings collapsed. And in the middle of it all, countless 911 calls failed to go…Read more...
Tags: Science, Federal Communications Commission, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana, Atlantic Hurricanes, Ida, Katrina, FirstNet, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Cyclones, Hurricane Ida, Disaster Accident, 9 1 1, AT amp ; T Leaves New Orleans Unable


People are slamming AT&T over 'significant outages' during Hurricane Ida: 'My mother is completely unreachable'

Traffic diverts around downed power lines on August 30, 2021 in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. AP Photo/Steve Helber Hurricane Ida knocked out several 911 systems in and around New Orleans on Monday. Meanwhile, many AT&T customers couldn't complete calls due to 'widespread outages.' Residents singled out AT&T's cell service failures on social media, The Washington Post reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Social-media users blamed mobile provider AT&T ...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Post, Science, News, Mississippi, Washington Post, Alabama, Trends, T-mobile, AT T, Hurricane, New Orleans, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Ida


Marvel's Shang-Chi Gets 2 Kickass Hot Toys Figures

Some things were always meant to be partners. Batman and Robin. Chocolate and peanut butter. New Marvel movies and beautifully rendered 12-inch action figures of their stars, courtesy of Hong Kong-based toymakers Hot Toys. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Simu Liu and Tony Leung are the latest beneficiaries…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Batman, Batman And Robin, Hot Toys, Toy, Robin, Shang, Marvel Comics Characters, Tony Leung, Shang Chi, Fictional Characters, Shang Dynasty, Simu Liu, Wenwu, Kung Fu Films


The Apple Watch Series 7 Might Be Delayed

Until today, it was widely expected that the Apple Watch Series 7 would make its debut at the same time as the iPhone 13 lineup. Now, as Apple’s long-rumored September event approaches, it appears that the Series 7 might be delayed due to production issues.Read more...
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Revisit the Roads to Classic Star Trek Shows With These Series Bibles

Series bibles are a staple of television production. Part early pitch, part worldbuilding exercise, they form the fundamental basis for the earliest concrete visions for a TV show on the road to production. And now you can get a glimpse at the documents behind decades of Star Trek TV, giving access to some truly…
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Spock, Kathryn, Star Trek TV, Television Shows, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Elizabeth Janeway, Voyager, Television Series, Deep Space Nine, Rob Wieland, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Soft Science Fiction, Cardassian


Alligator Attack in Ida Floodwaters Leaves Man Missing and Presumed Dead

A 71-year-old Louisiana man is presumed dead after an alligator lurking in Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters attacked him on Monday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Louisiana, Alligator, Crocodilians, Disaster Accident, Alligatoridae, Lance Vitter


Paris set a 19-mph citywide speed limit to try to convince drivers to ditch their cars

A speed limit road sign is pictured in a street, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Paris as the speed limit on nearly all streets of the French capital is just 30 kph (less than 19 mph). It's the latest initiative by a city trying to burnish its climate credentials and transform people's relationship to their vehicles. City officials say it's also aimed at reducing accidents and making Paris more pedestrian-friendly. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) AP Photo/Francois Mori Authorities in Paris s...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, France, Trends, Cnn, Paris, World Health Organization, Jake Epstein, Greater Paris, Speed desk, Parisian City Hall, 61 City Hall


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who is now on trial for fraud

Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, on July 17, 2019. Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start Theranos, and grew its value to $9 billion. Later, technology flaws were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." Jury selection for Holmes' fraud trial began Tuesday. She could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, blood-test...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Hbo, New York, Science, Instagram, Abc, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Cbs News, Finance, Stanford, China, Singapore, US


Climate Progress Is on Fire

This piece was originally published in the Daily Poster, a grassroots-funded investigative news outlet. Click here to become a subscriber.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Nature, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildfire, Bp, Emissions trading, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy, Environmental Policy, William Anderegg, Carbon Offset, Carbon Finance


Harmful 'Forever' Chemicals Linger in the Air of Homes, Offices, and Schools, Study Finds

A new study has found that contaminants known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can be readily measured in the air of indoor spaces like classrooms, offices, and homes. The findings indicate that inhalation may be yet another way these chemicals, thought to be harmful to our health, can end up in our…Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Science, Articles, Water, Pollution, Water Pollution, Exposure, Indoor Air Quality, Occupational Safety and Health, Pollutants, PFAS, Organofluorides, Health Medical Pharma, Per And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, Rainer Lohmann, Perfluorinated Compound


Inspiring: Tucker Carlson Offered Money to Help a Banned Anti-Vaxx Conspiracy Theorist Sue Twitter

Wow. When this anti-mask, anti-vaxx conspiracy theorist got permanently suspended from Twitter, one Fox News host was there for him with the offer of cash in hand: Tucker Carlson.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Articles, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Deception, Fake News, Vaccine Hesitancy, Alex Berenson, Pseudohistory, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States, American Writers, Twitter Suspensions



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