Elon Musk Backs Texas Abortion Ban, Claims Governor, to No Objection

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has “consistently” praised the “social policies” of the state of Texas during his “frequently” chats with Greg Abbott, the Texas governor said Thursday, in an interview focused on his state’s landmark abortion ban.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Tesla, Social Issues, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Revolution, Greg Abbott, American Society, Sexual Reproduction, Abortion In Australia, United States Anti Abortion Movement, Anti Abortion Movements, United States Law

NASA’s Perseverance rover finally gets hold of Mars rock sample

NASA says it’s confident its Perseverance rover has successfully collected its first Mars rock sample following a failed attempt last month.
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Mars Rover, Jpl, Perseverance

No One Wants a Smartwatch With Two Cameras

Of the myriad reasons why Google’s Wear OS platform has struggled over the years, Qualcomm’s sluggish smartwatch chips are largely to blame. The chipmaker’s current Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform is over a year old, running outdated process tech, and likely won’t run the upcoming Wear OS 3 nearly as well as Samsung’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Samsung, Qualcomm

Netflix's Kid-Friendly He-Man Discovers the Power of Grayskull

The first clip from Netflix’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series (as always, not to be confused with Kevin Smith’s recent series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which is middle-aged nerd-targeted) has arrived! It looks fine! It also looks like many, many other modern kids’ cartoons! Which is also fine!Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Superheroes, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Kevin Smith, Adam, Grayskull, Teela, Human Interest, Castle Grayskull, Evil Lyn, Fictional Characters, Fast Furious, He Man

This Normal-Looking Lightning Cable Actually Steals All of Your Data

Here’s some Mr. Robot-level intrigue for you: Imagine an innocuous-looking USB-to-Lightning cable that, once plugged into your machine, actually helps hackers steal all of the data from your iPhone and inject malware onto your device. If that sounds like something from a far-fetched TV show, it is, surprise, actually…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Ipads, Usb, David, Lightning, Internet Protocols, Computer Networking, Computer Buses, Network Protocols, Technology Internet, Keystroke Logging

LIGHTSPEED Presents: 'Fanspell: Flowers in Spring (RobYung, NSFW)' by Anya Ow

io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE. Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “Fanspell: Flowers in Spring (RobYung, NSFW)” by Anya Ow. You can read the story below. Enjoy!Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Memory, Anya, Popular, Lightspeed, Lee, Arul, Miki, Lesha, Creative Works, Indian Films, Anya Ow, Robyn Lee Weiming, Repositr, Byung Jae

The 3 worst habits that are making you burn out, according to a psychologist

"Our way of working demands energy and it's unnecessarily draining," said Leons. Maskot/Getty Images Ulrika Leons says our daily habits in and out the office put us at serious risk of burning out. There are some surprising activities that can up your risk of feeling tired, low, and stressed out. Some include reading or watching a movie when we get home to engaging too much with our coworkers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Every now and then, when health care psychol...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Science, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Stress, Mental Health, Burnout, Nordic, Leons, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors

Surprise! Apple's AR/VR Headset Will Work Just Like All the Other Ones

It’s been a while since the last Apple mixed reality headset rumor, but the latest news hints the device will likely need to wirelessly connect to an iPhone. You know, like every other VR headset or pair of smart glasses that has ever existed.
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China’s Concept for a Martian Helicopter Seems Awfully Familiar

China’s National Space Science Center is working on an aerial drone that bears a striking resemblance to NASA’ Ingenuity helicopter, currently on Mars. It’s got four outstretched wiry legs, two rotors stacked atop each other, and a simplified fuselage. It’s China’s take on NASA’s wildly successful aerial drone.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, China, Environment, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon, Andrew Jones, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars

The Perseverance rover has collected a sample of a Mars rock - the first of dozens NASA aims to bring back to Earth

A rock core is visible inside the Perseverance rover's sample tube, September 1, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled a sample from a rock on Mars for the first time. NASA aims to collect dozens of samples, then return them to Earth someday to study. The rover's first sample attempt came up empty after that rock crumbled into powder. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled into a rock in Mars' Je...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alien Life, Mars, Adam Steltzner, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Mars Sample Return, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero, NASA JPL Caltech ASU, NASA JPL Caltech ASU NASA

The Human Mind Becomes a Weapon of War in Robert Jackson Bennett's Locklands

Hugo nominee Robert Jackson Bennett began his critically acclaimed Founders trilogy in 2018 with epic fantasy Foundryside, followed by 2020's Shorefall. Next year, he’ll reveal the much-anticipated concluding volume, Locklands—but we’ve got a sneak peak, including the cover and an excerpt, to share today.Read more...
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Mars Rover Perseverance Appears to Have Grabbed Its First Rock Sample

The Perseverance rover had a bit of a false start to its science campaign on Mars last month, when it appeared to have successfully collected a rock only to find its sampling tube empty. In its second coring attempt, NASA directed the rover to a different patch of rock, and images received on Earth today suggest the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Abigail Allwood, Perseverance, Mars Landing, Jezero, Mars rovers, Exploration Of Mars, In Spaceflight

Why the New York Subway Keeps Flooding—and What to Do About It

The New York metro area turned into a lake on Wednesday night following a 1-in-200-year-plus rainstorm from Hurricane Ida’s remnants. The streets were flooded, but underground was even worse.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Subway, New York City, Environment, Hurricane Sandy, Mta, New York City Subway, Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Bill DeBlasio, Ida, Henri, THE United States, Earth Institute, Tropical Cyclones

China’s planning a mile-long spaceship and Space Force doesn’t seem so silly now

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! China’s researchers are looking into the problem of building a giant spaceship to advance the nation’s scientific, military, and economic endeavors. And by giant, we’re talking GIANT. According to Live Science, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) is proposing a craft that would be nearly a ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Space Force, Next Featured, NNSFC

Top EU Court Tells Cell Providers Breaking Net Neutrality Rules to Go Screw Themselves

The European Union’s top court has flipped the bird to German mobile network operators Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone, ruling in two separate judgements that their practice of exempting certain services from data caps violated the bloc’s net neutrality rules.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Technology, Net Neutrality, Articles, Barack Obama, European Union, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Vodafone, Donald Trump, Verizon Communications, EU court, Wireless Networking

On Lower Decks, Star Trek's Best Expectations Aren't Always What They Seem

After re-settling into its typical groove in the wake of a status-quo-resetting first few episodes, this season of Star Trek: Lower Decks is still trying to grapple with some of the trust issues between its ensign heroes. How well do they really know each other? Why do they all have the weirdest ways of processing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Star Trek, Quark, Rutherford, Rom, Q, Tendi, Star Trek Lower Decks, Boimler, Creative Works, Soft Science Fiction, Star Trek Characters, Ferengi, Draftenvoys, Tom Paris

Twitter Has Some Big Privacy Changes It Would Like to Test on You

In an effort to get more people onboard with their whole sharing-intimate-thoughts-and-opinions-with-strangers-on-the-internet thing, Twitter plans to trial a host of new features that will allow for greater privacy customization.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, South of Market San Francisco, Facebook Like Button, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Svetlana Pimkina

Richard Branson’s Trip to Space Didn't Go as Planned

Alarming new details are emerging about the historic Virgin Galactic flight that took billionaire Richard Branson to the edge of space.Read more...
Tags: Science, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson

Gab to Congress: You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That or You Know, Talk to DOJ or Something

This week’s Gab screed is in, and another regime topples in the wake of the platform’s offensives (usually emails). The target of the latest screed: the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Protest at the United States Capitol. Congratulations to Congress, you’re a Gab-certified authority figure.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Congress, Linkedin, Software, Doj, World Wide Web, Real Time Web, United States Capitol, RT, Christopher Krebs, Andrew Torba, Mass Media, Gab, Stored Communications Act

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched Is the Only Folk Horror Documentary You Ever Need to See

We said something very similar when we reviewed Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror at SXSW earlier this year, but don’t be put off by its running time, particularly if you have any interest in the folk horror genre. Yes, 192 minutes is a lot of minutes, but the movie is so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Alison, Sxsw, Robin, Penda, Celia, Jim Williams, Fictional Characters, Bewitched, Kier La Janisse, Lokis, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Evil Queen, Wittembach

The New Star Wars Galaxy's Edge VR Lets You Play as IG-88

Selling a new Star Wars product to a Star Wars fan isn’t difficult. Usually the conversation is something along the lines of “Oh, hi, we made a new Star Wars...” “GIVE IT TO ME NOW.” So when the team at Lucasfilm does go the unexpected extra mile, it’s really appreciated. They certainly don’t have to.Read more...
Tags: Droid, Star Wars, Science, Literature, Disneyland, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Genres, Zee, Rhys Darby, Walt Disney Studios Park, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Star Wars Comics, Creative Works, Star Wars Video Games, Ig 11

Reminder: Cheap Android Tablets Come With a Bloatware Tax

It’s a relatively known fact that if you buy an Android device, especially a cheap one, you’re bound to run into some bloatware. It’s an issue that’s plagued the platform since its launch, and though phone and tablet manufacturers have adopted better practices over the years, it remains a prevalent problem on…Read more...
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Science, Technology, Samsung, Walmart, Smartphones, Social Issues, Computing, Lenovo, Operating Systems, Tablet Computer, Verily, Mobile Linux, Ben Krasnow, Cloud Clients

Satellite Photos Reveal Extent of Power Outages Across Hurricane-Stricken New Orleans

Satellite images taken before and after Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana this week are showcasing the upsetting extent to which people have suffered without power in New Orleans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, New Orleans, Louisiana, Miguel, Atlantic Hurricanes, Ida, Goddard Space Flight Center, Miguel Roman, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Cyclones, Hurricane Ida, Geography Of The United States, Disaster Accident

The FAA grounds Virgin Galactic rocket plane as it investigates a mishap during Richard Branson's flight

Richard Branson floats in space aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane. Virgin Galactic The FAA has grounded a Virgin Galactic rocket plane as it investigates a mishap during a July 11 flight. Billionaire and company co-founder Richard Branson was taken to the edge of space in the vehicle. The FAA said the space plane went outside its clearance zone while returning. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded a Virgin Galactic rocket pla...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Traffic Control, Faa, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Breaking, Nicholas Schmidle, Tech Insider, Schmidle, Spaceport America Virgin Galactic

Amazon Reportedly Wants People to Know It's a Weed-Friendly Workplace

Amazon is urging the fleets of contract delivery drivers that get packages to its customers to advertise themselves as 4/20-friendly employers, according to Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Labor, Cannabis, Retailers, Bloomberg LP, Bloomberg Read, 3d Publishing, Service Companies, Delivery Associate

Guillermo del Toro's Netflix Horror Anthology Series Is Overflowing With Talent

Audiences are about to get a peek into the twisted mind of Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro—actually, eight peeks, to be precise. Netflix just announced the cast and crew for a new show called Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s a series of genre-bending stories, curated by The Shape of Water …Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Film, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Ana Lily Amirpour, Vincenzo Natali, Andrew Lincoln, Willard, Mandy, Guillermo, Lovecraft, Ben Barnes, HANNAH, Crispin Glover

Aboriginal health service asks Kimberley churches to counter Covid vaccine misinformation

While vaccination rates are high in some WA communities, there is hesitancy in others where fringe groups have fuelled anti-vaccination sentimentIndigenous vaccination rates lag in almost every region of AustraliaFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services has written to local churches asking them to counter dangerous misinformation promoting vaccine hesitancy among Aborig...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Vaccines and immunisation, Western Australia, Kimberley, Pat Dodson, Coronavirus, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services

Property owners are paying up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to lift their homes above flood zones during dangerous hurricane season

An elevated house rests on newly constructed pilings nearly a year after it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, which cost an estimated $70 billion in damages. Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images Companies that lift houses and build sea walls to protect homes from flooding are busier than ever. 2020 set a new record with 22 extreme weather events costing over $1 billion in damages each. "That's all we do. Everything is seawall construction and raising houses," one company told Insider. ...
Tags: Real Estate, Science, News, Maryland, Small Business, Climate Change, US, Trends, Atlantic, Connecticut, Fema, Flooding, Construction, East Coast, Hurricanes, Sandy

New York Amazon Employees Had to Work During Deadly Floods

As Tropical Depression Ida transformed New York City into a lake on Monday night, Amazon, absurdly, kept its warehouses open and expected staff to work.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, New York City, Ida, New York Amazon

Ted Lasso Actor Brett Goldstein Bravely Breaks Silence: "I Am a Human Man"

Speaking out for the first time amid a maelstrom of speculation that he is a CGI character, Ted Lasso actor Brett Goldstein took to Instagram on Thursday to confirm that he is a “normal human man” who does “normal human basic things, like rendering and buffering and transferring data.”Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Oscar, Reddit, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Goldstein, Lasso, Computer Programming, Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso, Roy Kent, Entertainment Culture, Ted Lasso Actor Brett Goldstein, I Am A Human Man

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