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Australia Covid live news update: NSW reports 1,533 cases and four deaths as Victoria and ACT infections climb

Victoria records 190 cases and the ACT 32; Moderna vaccine gets green light for people 12 and over; more than 1,000 families asked to isolate after Queensland girl tests positive. Follow liveRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; bordersHotspots: NSW; Vic; QldVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 3.27am BST Martin Pakula, the jobs minister, announces new measures to support local businesses. He says up to $2.34bn will be available over a four week period to the...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Commonwealth, NSW, Frydenberg, Vic, Martin Pakula, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live news: NSW reports 1,533 cases and four deaths; Moderna vaccine provisionally approved for those 12-17

Victoria records 190 locally acquired cases and more than 1,000 families asked to isolate after girl, 4, tests positive QueenslandRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; bordersHotspots: NSW; Vic; QldVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.29am BST New Zealand has recorded 20 new locally-acquired cases, quite a drop, and one death, a woman in her 90s. 2.28am BST Building on that, Dr McAnulty is asked about the hospitalisation rate, with a journalist asking i...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, NSW, Vic, Moderna, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus, McAnulty, Australia Covid


New Lord of the Rings Stamps Will Get Your Mail to Mordor

There are many, many reasons to think about moving to New Zealand. The gorgeous scenery. The wonderful people. The impressive response to the covid-19 pandemic. And, now, add to that list you can send your mail with some of the most gorgeous Lord of the Rings stamps imaginable.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, New Zealand, Paper, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Postage Stamp, The Lord Of The Rings, Film Series, The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring, Sacha Lees


Yes, I Actually Do Want a Creepy Dyson Robot Vacuum That Can Climb Stairs

I am honestly too tired to clean my house. I used to pride myself on being the tidiest, bleached-out house on the block. It always smelled like Fabuloso in here. But then I had a child, and that all went out the window as I reclaim what little time I have to myself and my mechanical keyboard building hobby.Read more...
Tags: Science, Home Automation, Dyson, Robot, Stairs, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Home Appliances, Floors, Human Activities, Stair Climbing, Transport Infrastructure


The 15 Best iOS 15 Features to Try First

It looks like we’re just weeks away from the official rollout of iOS 15, which is expected to be available when the iPhone 13 launches later this month. Read more...
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The Young Duke Leto Prepares for Intrigue in Dune: House Atreides

If you’re slavering in anticipation of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie—and you should be—hopefully, you’ve reading Boom Studios’ comics adaptation of the prequel, House Atreides, based on the novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, to whet your appetite. If so, you probably won’t mind another taste with io9's…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Marvel, House, Literature, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Denis Villeneuve, Leto, Shaddam, Kevin J Anderson, Brian Herbert, Baron Harkonnen, Gurney Halleck, Vladimir Harkonnen


Texas Heartbeat Act Opens the Door for a Flood of Data Requests Targeting Abortion Providers

The Texas Heartbeat Act, which has outlawed abortions after six weeks in the state of Texas, has many alarming angles to it, but one of the less obvious ones is the potential role large tech companies may play in facilitating upcoming legal cases against healthcare providers. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Texas, Science, United States, Social Issues, Abortion, Sexual Revolution, Abortion In Texas, Evan Greer, American Society, Heartbeat Bill, Sexual Reproduction, Law Crime, United States Law


Dive Team to Investigate Wreck of Sunken Nazi Steamer

Last year, a team of Polish divers discovered the wreck of the Nazi steamer Karlsruhe. The wreck was loaded with china, vehicles, and other wartime cargo, and the dive team is set to return in the coming days to further investigate. In particular, they’re interested in some unopened crates that went down with the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ships, Karlsruhe, Amber, Shipwreck, Amber Room, Ss Russia, Sms Karlsruhe, Tomasz Zwara, Ekaterininsky Park, Ss Karlsruhe, Tomasz Stachura, Law Of The Sea


Firefly Aerospace Rocket Explodes During Inaugural Test Launch

Firefly Aerospace’s first attempt to launch its two-stage Alpha rocket has ended in a spectacular fireball. No one ever said starting a rocket company was going to be easy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Rocket, Firefly, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, Minotaur, Outer Space, Private Spaceflight, Jeff Foust, Tom Markusic, Firefly Aerospace, Space Industry, Max Polyakov, Firefly Alpha


Vaccines on horseback: Fiji doctors take long and muddy road to protect remote villages from Covid

A team of medics hiked in the mountains for hours to take supplies to the small village of NakidaSee all our coronavirus coverageTo reach Nakida village in the highlands of Fiji, Dr Losalini Tabakei and her colleagues hiked for hours, up and down mountains, through forests, down muddy slopes, across rivers and along treacherous ridges with steep slopes of bamboo forest on either side.Their supplies – clothing, medical equipment and, crucially, the Covid-19 vaccines they were bringing to administ...
Tags: Science, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus, COVID, NakidaSee, Nakida, Losalini Tabakei


Thousands of kilometres from anywhere lies Point Nemo, a watery grave where space stations go to die

The space cemetery, named for the fictional captain in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is where the International Space Station is likely to end upAt the furthest point from any landmass on earth, and 4km under the sea, lies the space cemetery.When their outer space journeys come to an end, old satellites, rocket parts and space stations are sent to this desolate spot in the Pacific Ocean to rest on the dark seabed forever. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Environment, World news, Australia news, Oceans, International Space Station, Pacific Ocean


GoDaddy Is Giving Texas Abortion Snitching Site the Boot

After users threatened to boycott the internet domain service GoDaddy for hosting the newly-established tip line that allows Texans to anonymously snitch on private citizens they suspect of performing an abortion after six weeks or anyone who “aids or abets” such abortions in the state, the company abruptly announced t…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Internet, Godaddy, Web Hosting, Abortion, Computer Networking, Dan C Race


Grogu Goes Samurai, and More of the Best Toy News of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of the best toys and merchandise news you can shake your bank savings at. This week: Todd McFarlane delivers the Todd McFarlane-iest Batman yet, Figuarts swings into Spider-Man town for No Way Home, and new Avatar figures get... very Aang-ry. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Hasbro, Spider Man, Avatar The Last Airbender, Peter Parker, Alan Davies, Zuko, Marvel Legends, Todd McFarlane, Far From Home, Fictional Characters, Aang, Sersi, The Last Airbender, The Mandalorian


Astrophysicists Suggest New Place Where Planet Nine Could Be Hiding

Five years ago, a couple of astronomers declared they had found evidence for another planet in our solar system, a so-called “Planet X.” Though now commonly referred to as Planet Nine, the cosmic object—much bigger than Earth and lurking somewhere in the solar system’s outer reaches—is still very much theoretical,…Read more...
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Let's Talk About Those Shang-Chi Post-Credit Scenes

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a rousing, fantasy adventure filled with great characters, stories, conflict, and more. If it wasn’t a Marvel movie, it would be one of the coolest superhero movies you’ve ever seen full stop. And yet, it is a Marvel movie. It’s set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mark Ruffalo, Mandarin, Bruce, Zhang, Wong, Carol Danvers, Bruce Banner, Shang, Benedict Wong, Captain Marvel, Marvel Comics Characters, Shang Chi, Fictional Characters, Florian Munteanu, Simu Liu


Here's How Your State Ranks on 5G

We’ve been hearing about the potential of 5G for what seems like forever. But the reality is that, at least in the U.S., 5G accessibility, speeds, and overall experience depend heavily on where you live. Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Technology Forecasting, Extended Periodic Table


Playbyte Is Like TikTok for Wasting Your Life Playing Amateur Games

A new app called Playbyte wants to clone TikTok’s vertical-scrolling experience to make it easier to discover simple, user-developed 2D games.Read more...
Tags: Elsa, Science, Technology, Instagram, Software, Computing, Emoji, Freeware, Internet Culture, Scrolling, Kyle Russell, Mobile Applications, Video Software, Tiktok, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


Delta cases may finally be reaching a peak in the US. Future surges are likely to be weaker.

People walk near Little Island park in New York City on May 27, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US's Delta cases are rising at a slower rate than earlier in the summer. In countries like the UK and India, Delta surges seemed to spike quickly then fizzle. Experts say the US is still vulnerable to more Delta outbreaks, but future surges will likely be weaker. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant appears to be loosening its hold on the US.Roughly two months...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, News, Indonesia, France, India, New York City, US, Trends, Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Variant, Morris, Miami Florida, Harvard Medical School


Dune's Denis Villeneuve Breaks Down His Big Plans for the Sequel and Beyond

io9's tagline is “We come from the future” and today we’re making good on that proclamation. We come from a future in which you’ve just seen Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation of Dune and as the credits roll, your first thought is “When is part two coming?” (Don’t worry, no spoilers here.)Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Hbo, Science, Films, Fiction, Space Opera, Blade Runner, Dune, Frank Herbert, Paul Atreides, Denis Villeneuve, Mélange, Arrakis, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


Ida Leaves Project Veritas's New York Office in Shambles

Hurricane Ida has left a trail of death and destruction across wide swathes of the country—wreaking havoc from New Orleans to New York, leaving dozens dead in four states, and doing untold billions in damage. Of course, climate change deniers aren’t somehow magically immune courtesy of their own magical thinking.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, New Orleans, Veritas s New York Office


13 of What We Do in the Shadows' Most Hilarious Season 2 Moments

We’re dead happy that hilarious and smart vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows is back. The two-part season three premiere was last night on FX; you can watch it today on Hulu. In celebration, we’re looking back at some of our favorite moments from season two. Read more...
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Photos from the air and space reveal Hurricane Ida's devastation from New Orleans to New Jersey

A destroyed building in LaPlace, Louisiana, August 30, 2021. Alan Chin for Insider Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, ripping roofs and flooding the coast. Within days, the storm moved to the Northeast, causing catastrophic flooding that killed dozens. Images from the air and space reveal extensive damage: flooded towns, power outages, and oil spills. See more stories on Insider's business page. After devastating the Louisiana coast, the remnants of Hurricane I...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Climate Change, Trends, Ap, New Jersey, Satellite, New Orleans, Noaa, Flooding, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Extreme Weather, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Northeast


Covid jabs for UK children: a very tight decision that could be overruled

Analysis: The JCVI would not back vaccination of all 12 to 15-year-olds, but the impact on schools will now have to be consideredCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was, the scientists said, a very finely balanced decision. On the one hand, Covid vaccines undoubtedly help to reduce infection and illness. On the other, Covid vaccines – like every other vaccine in medical history – are not without their risks. In children aged 12 to 15, the threat of serious Covid is tin...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Children, Society, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


Apple Accused of Retaliation After Workers Spoke Out on Pay, Harassment

The National Labor Relations Board is investigating charges from two Apple employees alleging coercion and retaliation in the workplace after employees spoke openly about workplace conditions such as pay equity and sexual harassment.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Harassment, Science, Workplace, Labor, Articles, Feminism, Sexual Harassment, Apple Store, National Labor Relations Board, Apple Inc, Workplace Bullying, Human Sexuality, Labour Law, Cher Scarlett, Law Crime


Blood Donor Study Estimates Over 80% of American Adults Now Have Coronavirus Antibodies

New research indicates that over 80% of American adults now have antibodies to the coronavirus, earned either through infection or vaccination. The study, based on data collected from blood donors, estimates that over 80% of Americans over the age of 16 had these antibodies as of May 2021. The authors do caution,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Virus, Vaccination, Vaccine, Immunology, Antibodies, Epidemiology, Clinical Medicine, Covid 19, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Health Medical Pharma, Hiv Vaccine Development


The hospitalization rate among teens who are unvaccinated is 10 times higher than teens who are vaccinated, new CDC data shows

A nurse gives a 13-year-old a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre. On May 12, 2021, the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in 12 through 15-year-old adolescents. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The COVID-19 hospitalization rate among unvaccinated teens was 10 times higher than fully vaccinated teens. The new data was released Friday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report said the data...
Tags: Science, News, Teens, Children, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Paul Hennessy, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Lawn-ruining armyworms are the worst they've been in 20 years, an expert says: 'We knew they were coming but we didn't expect it would come this fast'

A farmer shows a corn shoot infested with fall armyworm at his farm in Narayangaon village in the western state of Maharashtra. Reuters Armyworms can turn plush green lawns into dry swathes of brown grass in days. One entomologist said they're the worst he's seen them in 20 years, and the worst may be yet to come. Tropical storms, hurricanes, and climate change may have caused an explosion in the pests this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Armyworms, the destr...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Home Improvement, Virginia, Trends, Hurricane, Tropical Storm, Pesticide, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, Del Pozo, Pest, Home And Garden, Lawn Care, Lawn


FBI Report Warned Boogaloo Bois Are Buying Amazon Ring Cams in Case They Need to Ambush Agents

Members of the “Boogaloo Boi” movement in northern Nevada have installed Amazon Ring camera systems in their homes in the hopes that the tech will allow them to ambush any federal agents who come along, according to an FBI memo obtained by the group Property of the People via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fbi, Dance, Nevada, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ring, Smart Doorbell, Alt Right, Boogaloo, Property of the People, Gretchen Whitmer, Amazon Ring, Boogaloo Movement, Human Activities, Agencies Of The United States Government


This Is a Real Weird Time to Start a Game of Thrones Con, But...

It’s been over two years since the Game of Thrones TV show’s contentious final episode aired. It’s been more than a decade since George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons, the most recent novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, was published. Oh, and there’s a global pandemic that appears to have entered Round 3.…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Fiction, Supernatural, Game Of Thrones, Warner Bros, George Rr Martin, Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, White Walker, A Song Of Ice And Fire, Emma, George R R Martin, Rhys, Olivia Cooke, Human Interest


CDC advisors raise concerns about 'over-vaccination' and ask the White House for more data to show boosters are needed

CVS The White House says Americans should start getting boosters of Pfizer and Moderna as of September 20. But leading experts who regulate vaccinations in the US worry we don't yet have evidence to support that move. Some experts say waiting even longer for boosters could be more effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden Administration has announced that, starting on September 20, third doses of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines should start to be...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Politico, Israel, US, Trends, Public Health, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biden



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