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Oh No, It's Happening Again

Last year was obviously awful for everyone across the globe, and if you were a movie fan, there was also that added kick in the teeth of watching all these movies you wanted to see pushed off the release calendar. Some of those, like Black Widow and F9, were finally released this year, but with the rampant spread of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, It, Delta, James Bond, Ghostbusters, Tom Cruise, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Candyman, Morbius, Venom, Origins, Eternals, Red Dog, Morbius the Living Vampire


The FTC Has Banned a Stalkerware Firm and Its CEO, Signaling a Crackdown on the Industry

For years, civil liberties advocates have criticized so-called “stalkerware” firms, an odious subset of the surveillance industry that sells products specifically designed to invade people’s lives and spy on them. As multiple reports have shown, such products are frequently used by abusers and stalkers to commit gross…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Techniques, Skills, Spyware, Surveillance, Cybercrime, Stalking, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Rohit Chopra, Internet Privacy, Samuel Levine, Stalkerware, Crime Prevention


During Richard Branson's spaceflight, Virgin Galactic's rocket plane blared a red warning light and flew out of its clearance zone

A still image from video shows Virgin Galactic's rocket plane, VSS Unity, carrying Richard Branson and crew to the edge of space, July 11, 2021. Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space has triggered an FAA investigation, The New Yorker reported. A red light on the pilots' console warned that the spaceship could fly out of bounds on its descent. Virgin Galactic's pilots kept flying, and the ship left its airspace clearance zone on its return. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Science, News, Stephen Colbert, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Traffic Control, Faa, New Yorker, Branson, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Space Flight


Joe Rogan says he has COVID-19 and is taking ivermectin, a horse dewormer that the CDC is warning people not to take

Dylan Buell/Getty Images UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan said he has tested positive for COVID-19. Rogan said he is taking a cocktail of drugs, including ivermectin, a horse dewormer that is causing many to fall ill. The CDC has issued an advisory against taking ivermectin to treat COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. UFC commentator and 'The Joe Rogan Experience' podcast host Joe Rogan shared on Instagram on Wednesday that he tested positive for C...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Ufc, Joe Rogan, Rogan, Coronavirus, COVID, Joe Rogan Experience, Azmi Haroun, Speed desk, Dylan Buell Getty Images UFC


Director Nia DaCosta Says Landing Captain Marvel 2 Didn't Magically Erase Her Student Loan Debt

A few months after Nia DaCosta officially signed on to direct the new Candyman—which has gone on to become the first movie directed by a Black woman to premiere at the top of the box office—the director happened to bump into New York Times columnist and illustrator Julia Rothman, who was randomly interviewing people…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York Times, Julia Rothman, Nia DaCosta


Joe Rogan says he tested positive for the coronavirus and took ivermectin, a drug the CDC is warning people against using for COVID-19

Dylan Buell/Getty Images The popular podcast host Joe Rogan on Wednesday said he'd tested positive for the coronavirus. Rogan said he had taken drugs including ivermectin, which is used mostly to deworm animals. The CDC last month issued an advisory against taking ivermectin to treat COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UFC commentator and "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast host Joe Rogan shared on Instagram on Wednesday that he had recently tested positive for C...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Ufc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Joe Rogan, Rogan, Dylan Buell Getty, Coronavirus, COVID, Joe Rogan Experience, Azmi Haroun, Speed desk


A new coronavirus strain detected in South Africa shares key similarities with the most concerning variants, including Delta

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020. Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images A coronavirus variant detected in South Africa in May, called C.1.2, has a concerning set of mutations. Scientists say the mutations could help the virus spread or evade the immune system's defenses. But the fact that C.1.2 isn't rapidly circulating worldwide means Delta still has the upper hand. See more storie...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Spain, South Africa, Delta, Louisiana, Iceland, Vaccines, Oceania, Variant, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Mario Tama Getty, Scripps Research, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


The Feds Want to Know What the McHell Is Going On With the McFlurry Machines

You might be familiar with the McFlurry machine as “the way you get a milkshake at McDonald’s” or, more typically, “the machine that’s always broken, preventing you from getting a milkshake at McDonald’s.” But according to a new report, the Federal Trade Commission is familiar with the McFlurry machine as “potentially…Read more...
Tags: Drinks, Science, Food And Drink, Mcdonalds, Jeremy, Taylor, Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Flurry, McDonald, Milkshake, Contract Law, Franchising, Mcflurry, McFlurry Machines


Creepshow Season 3 Has a Trailer, and It Looks Like a Scream

Creepshow, Shudder’s anthology series inspired by the George A. Romero-Stephen King cult films, returns in just a few weeks—and the show, which is executive produced and showrun by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), has just unleashed its first season three trailer. Feast your eyes!Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Films, Stephen King, Walking Dead, Joe Hill, Bach, Embry, James Remar, George A Romero, Ray Harryhausen, Michael Rooker, Johnathon Schaech, Greg Nicotero, Ethan Embry, Johnathon


Billionaire OxyContin Pushers Granted Immunity; Half a Million People Still Dead

Members of the billionaire Sackler family, long accused of misleading the public about the addictiveness of the OxyContin sold by their privately owned pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, were granted sweeping immunity from civil lawsuits by a federal judge on Wednesday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Purdue Pharma, Sackler


Sweetgreen CEO Says We Need Salads More Than a Vaccine Mandate

In states like Florida and Georgia, hospitals and morgues are buckling under the weight of a new sudden surge in COVID cases with no end in sight. You might be thinking that people should focus on wearing masks and getting vaccinated to flatten the curve, but Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman thinks we should be taking a…
Tags: Florida, Science, Georgia, Sweetgreen, Jonathan Neman


Elon Musk's SpaceX says Jeff Bezos' lawsuits have 'become a bigger bottleneck than the technology' as his companies have filed complaints roughly every 16 days this year

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer Elon Musk said Jeff Bezos has taken on suing SpaceX as his "full-time job." On Tuesday, SpaceX issued a response to a protest letter from Amazon designed to halt Starlink Gen2. In the letter, SpaceX called Bezos' lawsuits a massive "bottleneck" to the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. The billionaires are at it again. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took aim at ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Pluto, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Amazon and Blue Origin


Here’s How You Can Help Shut Down the Vile Website for Snitching on People Who Get Abortions in Texas

Even if you don’t live in Texas, you’ve likely heard about the state’s draconian abortion restrictions that officially went into effect on Wednesday. The so-called “Heartbeat Bill,” aka Senate Bill 8, makes it fully illegal for anyone—friends, family, doctors—across Texas to help women access an abortion in the state…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Senate Bill 8


Watch 2 Terminators Transform in Front of Your Eyes

When is a piece of art better than another piece of art? When it’s two pieces in one. That’s the theme of “Transitions,” the latest show by pop culture artist Cuyler Smith. Smith is best known for turning sports movies into trading cards, but in recent months he’s become interested in lenticular prints and has been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fiction, Austin, Terminator, Time Travelers, Cuyler Smith, Io9, Uncle Bob, Terminator 2 Judgment Day, Science Fiction Weapons, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Nanotechnology In Fiction, Stephen Andrade


Google Confirms New Nest Doorbell Cam Gets Too Hot to Record All the Time

The second-generation Nest Doorbell is the first battery-powered version of the device from Google, equipped with various battery-saving features by default. But even though you can plug in the new Nest Doorbell via power wire, it won’t support around-the-clock video recording.Read more...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Science, Home Automation, Doorbell, Ring, Smart Doorbell, Google Store, Google Nest, Technology Internet, Nest Box Camera, Nest Doorbell


NYC Considers Surveillance Law That Would Fine Drivers With Loud Cars

A New York City legislator has introduced a bill that would let the police department use radar and artificial intelligence to surveil noise levels related to traffic in the city. If you got caught making a ruckus in violation of city code under the new law, the NYPD could use the tech to identify your car and send…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Learning, New York City, Articles, Skills, Surveillance, Noise, National Security, Ben Kallos, Internet Privacy, Crime Prevention, Applications Of Computer Vision, Technology Internet, Road Traffic Management, Traffic Enforcement Camera


Reddit banned an anti-vaccine, anti-mask community after 135 of its biggest forums protested

Reddit bans a subreddit that often spreads COVID-19 misinformation. Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Reddit banned the subreddit r/NoNewNormal after 135 subreddits launched a protest. The subreddit was a source of misinformation about COVID-19, masks, and vaccines. r/NoNewNormal was banned for intruding into COVID-related discussions on other subreddits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Reddit announced on Wednesday that it banned the subreddit r...
Tags: Security, Science, News, Protest, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Reddit, Misinformation, Tech Insider, Disinformation, Mateusz Slodkowski, Getty Images Reddit, Heather Schlitz


Droughts have killed the most people in the world's worst natural disasters over the last 50 years

Empty boat docks sit on dry land at the Browns Ravine Cove area of drought-stricken Folsom Lake, currently at 37% of its normal capacity, in Folsom, Calif., Saturday, May 22, 2021. AP Photo/Josh Edelson Droughts killed the most people of the world's most deadly weather-related disasters, the UN said. A new report released Tuesday highlights an increase in weather-related disasters but fewer deaths. More than 90% of deaths occured in developing countries. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Science, News, Climate Change, Africa, US, Trends, Drought, Un, Natural Disaster, North America, Folsom Lake, WMO, Folsom Calif, World Meteorological Organization


Cartoon Network's New 'Acme Night' Will Be Packed With DC Heroes, Gremlins, and More

Sunday evenings aren’t for sitting around in existential dread of the week to come anymore! Instead, they’re for families, both kids and adults, to come together and watch Warner Bros.-produced content. Specifically, families should come together starting at 6:00 pm ET on September 19, because that’s when Cartoon…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Harry Potter, Batman, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Gremlins, Aquaman, Wyatt Cenac, Cheryl Eddy, Tex Avery, Looney Tunes, Steve Urkel, Planet Earth, Jaleel White, Bruce Timm


'Re-Energized' Ida Wreaks Widespread Havoc Across the East Coast

Even when a hurricane is all but a zombie, it can still do serious damage. The remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed hours of heavy rains and threatened thousands of people on the East Coast Wednesday just two days after the storm made landfall and caused widespread destruction in Louisiana.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Louisiana, East Coast, Atlantic Hurricanes, Tom Wolf, Ida, Andrew Carnegie, Nick Carr, Phil Murphy, Johnstown Pennsylvania, Johnstown Flood, Flash Flood, Tropical Cyclones, Flash Flood Warning


NASA Flight Tests of Futuristic ‘Air Taxi’ Are Finally Underway

The first official tests of Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle have begun. NASA is leading these tests, which it’s doing to foster the development of similarly advanced aircraft. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Nasa, Aviation, Human Behavior, Federal Aviation Administration, Vtol, Electric Aircraft, Emerging Technologies, Flight Test, Air Taxi, Evtol, Joby Aviation, VTOL aircraft, Human Activities, Technology Internet


The Apple Watch May Get Blood Pressure and Fertility Features, but Not Anytime Soon

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple is working on a number of advanced health features for the Apple Watch, including the ability to measure your blood pressure and body temperature. This is definitely in the realm of possibility, but just because Apple’s working on a feature doesn’t mean it’ll land on…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Wall Street Journal


Doom Patrol’s Season 3 Trailer: Michelle Gomez, Time Travel, and a Smorgasbord of DC Villains

In the same way that the Doom Patrol is seemingly always open to the idea of adding new members to their heroic group, they’re just as willing to haphazardly accept newcomers into their rogues’ gallery. After two seasons of fighting demons, aliens, and oversized vermin, Doom Patrol’s on its way back to HBO Max for a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Diane Guerrero, Time Travel, Chief, Wade, Jane, TIMOTHY DALTON, Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, Victor Stone, Fictional Characters, Michelle Gomez, Doom Patrol, Niles Caulder, Cliff Steele


What If Killed an Entire Universe by Breaking One Man's Heart

In both Marvel’s What If animated series and the comic books they’re based on, Uatu the Watcher is committed to a life of unceasing, removed impartiality and sworn to never become directly involved with any of the events he witnesses across the multiverse. Episode four of Disney+’s What If was a reminder of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Disney, Rachel Mcadams, Tilda Swinton, Dr Strange, Doctor Strange, Carter, Peggy, Wong, Stephen Strange, Scott Derrickson, Clea, Benedict Wong, Doctor Doom, Cagliostro


September Is Here, and So Are 63 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

This month we’ve got stories galore to keep you entertained as the seasons change. Read on for kingdoms in rebellion, magical murder mysteries, space shenanigans, parallel dimensions, vampires, a new Dune novel, haunted houses (and forests and lakes), short-story collections, and so much more.Read more...
Tags: Science, Supernatural, William Shakespeare, Mario Kart, Tolkien, Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Leckie, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu, The 100, Annalee Newitz, Jessica, Lo, Hugo, McGuire, Toby


New research suggests 30 to 40 minutes of exercise is needed to 'offset' a day of sitting

Regular exercise can offset the negative health impacts of sitting all day. Nitat Termmee/Getty Images About 30 to 40 minutes of exercise could offset the increased risk of death from 10 hours of sitting. That's according to an analysis of nine studies involving more than 44,000 people wearing fitness trackers. Exercise can include physical activities like walking, cycling, playing with kids, or gardening. See more stories on Insider's business page. We know that spending hour afte...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Fitness, Australia, Trends, Who, Exercise, University of Sydney, David Nield, Sitting, Emmanuel Stamatakis, ScienceAlert, Tom Werner Getty, BI General Contributors, BJSM


A New York City-Sized Oil Spill Is Contaminating the Mediterranean Sea

A Syrian power plant began leaking oil last week, and now the spill is heading for Cyprus. The effects on marine ecosystems and communities could be devastating as it spreads across the Mediterranean.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Environment, Cyprus, Oil Spills, Seas, Ocean Pollution, Mediterranean Sea, Hazards, Continents, Disaster Accident, Jiyeh Power Station Oil Spill, Montara Oil Spill, Mauro Randone, Cemaliye Ozverel Ekinci


Salman Rushdie Joins Substack’s Stable of Cancelled Writers

Author Salman Rushdie is joining subscription newsletter service Substack, telling that hardcover books remain “incredibly, mutinously alive” and he is “having another go, I guess, at killing it.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Religion, Glenn Greenwald, Islam, Patti Smith, Donald Trump, Random House, Michael Moore, Writers, Khamenei, Muhammad, Salman Rushdie, Andrew Sullivan, Substack, Khomenei, Etgar Keret


Traces of Beer Discovered in 9,000-Year-Old Chinese Pots

Archaeologists in southeastern China found evidence of ancient beer consumption tucked away in some of the ceramic vessels at the site. Because the excavation also turned up two human skeletons, the research team believes the beer was ritually consumed, perhaps to honor the dead.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Beer, Drink, Food And Drink, Brewing, Drinking Culture, Fermentation, Hu, Alcoholic Drinks, Fermentation In Food Processing, Fermented Drinks, Types Of Beer, Jiajing Wang


Disney Writers Seeking Royalties Throw Their Support Behind Scarlett Johansson

Earlier this year, a group of people working with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and other writing guilds formed the “Disney Must Pay Task Force.” This was the result of a public disagreement between the studio and Star Wars and Alien tie-in novelist Alan Dean Foster over Disney holding back on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Scarlett Johansson, Alan Dean Foster, Fantasy Writers of America, Star Wars and Alien



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