‘You bloody fool’: Australian talking duck proves birds can imitate speech

The first documented instance of ducks being able to mimic sounds has researchers reviewing the evolution of vocal language learning in birdsAustralian musk ducks can imitate sounds including human speech, with one bird recorded repeatedly saying “you bloody fool”, according to a new study.The recording of the talking duck appears to be the first comprehensively documented instance of the species being able to mimic sounds they hear, joining other birds including songbirds, parrots and hummingbi...
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Drinking water probably won't help you avoid a hangover, according to a molecular biologist

According to molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt, drinking water won't help you avoid a hangover. dragana991/Getty Images Many drink a glass of water between drinking alcohol to help avoid the effects of a hangover. The body doesn't get dehydrated when drinking alcohol, molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt says. He said drinking water won't help with a hangover, as hangovers aren't caused by dehydration. See more stories on Insider's business page. My phone is vibrating ...
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A New Rumor Says Apple Has No Immediate Plans to Create a Satellite iPhone

Reports that the iPhone 13 would allow users to text and call even when they don’t have cell coverage by connecting to satellites caused quite a stir last week, especially considering that Apple’s fall reveal event is right around the corner. Yet, another rumor now says that’s baloney, which means you shouldn’t get…Read more...
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An exhausted Iowa ER doctor pleaded with people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in a Facebook Live video: 'We are drowning in people who are dying with this illness'

Pulmonology physician Catherine Wentowski treats a COVID-19 patient at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on August 10, 2021. Kathleen Flynn/Reuters An Iowa ER doctor pled with viewers on social media to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. He blamed misinformation about vaccines for the swell of COVID-19 patients flooding ICU beds. "It feels like a third-world country sometimes," Dr. Lance VanGundy said. See more stories on Insider's business page. An emerge...
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Google's Newest Nest Cam Is a Solid Security Camera If You're All In With Google

Google’s revamped Nest Camera is not only battery-powered, but the company made some changes to its features to make it much more economical when it comes to sucking up bandwidth. Google also stopped requiring a premium Nest Aware subscription to get the most out of the camera. The Nest Camera can also work outdoors…Read more...
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Prenatal gene test Nifty under international scrutiny amid links to Chinese military

Five countries are assessing the BGI Group test amid regulatory concerns about genetic data being sent abroadHealth regulators in five countries are examining a prenatal test that collects the DNA of women and foetuses for research after it emerged the test’s manufacturer has links to China’s military.Some doctors and clinics that promoted and sold the test, marketed under the brand name Nifty, said they were unaware that Shenzhen-based BGI Group also conducts research with the Chinese military....
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I Have Some Concerns About Captain Picard's Replicator

Jean-Luc Picard enjoys the finer things in life as an enlightened man of the 24th century. A little flute music. A little tea that tastes like soap. Some nice wine. He’s allowed an indulgence after all he’s been through. But I am... concerned at some of his new meal options coming into Star Trek: Picard season 2.Read more...
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage's Release Date is Moving... Forward?

There’s been rumors of a release date change for the Venom sequel (again) for a while now, as Hollywood eyed the Labor Day weekened to test the confidence of audiences returning to U.S. theaters in the wake of rising delta variant cases of covid-19. It turns out those rumors were true... but not in the way many people…Read more...
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17 Bloody Great Horror Movie Part 2s

is a low-budget horror classic. Its sequel, conveniently titled Evil Dead II, came out six years after the original and is also a classic—an amped-up version of the first film that adds more humor and gore with the help of a larger budget. However, not every “part 2” in the scary-movie realm manages to…Read more...
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House of Leaves Just Blew Us Away, Again

Did you hear that one about the book that’s about a man reading a manuscript about a movie that doesn’t exist? Read more...
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There's Even More Live-Action Rick and Morty, and Oh No They Brought Pickles

If fourteen seconds of Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd and It’s Jaeden Martell as Rick and Morty were not enough for you last Friday, could we interest you in... another twenty?Read more...
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The US Surgeon General says we're thinking about the end of the pandemic in the wrong way: 'Success does not equal no cases'

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. Susan Walsh/Associated Press The US has likely missed its chance to rid itself of COVID-19, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said. "Success does not equal no cases," Murthy told Politico, as ICUs across the country run low on beds. Vaccination continues to be the best way to keep people alive and out of the hospital, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 is unlikely to be going away completely, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said ...
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Aquaman 2's New Suit Is Stealthy and Laden With Abs

It’s almost a guarantee for a superhero movie, or any highly merchandisable blockbuster franchise these days: new movie in the series, new costume for the hero. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is no exception, and we’ve got a look at the new suit in action.Read more...
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Shang-Chi's Director on Making a Marvel Movie With Asian Americans in Mind

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a film made with Asian Americans in mind. Learning more about the creation of Marvel’s latest superhero film, it seems like everyone involved was dedicated to the same goal: authentic representation. Director Destin Daniel Cretton told io9, “That doesn’t mean we got…Read more...
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Prayers Answered! Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wife Jacqueline Home From Chicago Hospital After Coronavirus Battle

We have slightly better news to report about Mr. and Mrs. Rev. Jackson amid their recovery back to health after a two-week-long battle with the coronavirus. First, the good news! Jacqueline Jackson, the wife of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., returned home from a Chicago hospital on Friday. Her stay included time in the intensive care unit where she was receiving supplemental oxygen and by the grace of God was never placed on a ventilator. "Our mother is leaving the Northwestern Memorial Hospi...
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How to Lock Down Your iPhone App Permissions

You don’t want to worry about an app unnecessarily having access to other parts of your phone, and you can control this by limiting its permissions. This means you can change settings that specify what the app is and isn’t allowed to do in terms of finding your location, recording video and audio, and so on. iOS…Read more...
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When Will There Be a New Solar Superstorm?

Just shy of 162 years ago—on the morning of September 1st, 1859—a hobbyist astronomer named Richard Carrington peered through his telescope and noted, in the sky, “two patches of intensely bright and white light.” Beyond Carrington’s country estate, telegraphs were failing all over the world. In American cities that…Read more...
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Madagascar Is Suffering Through Catastrophic Famine

Many of the climate disasters that have been front-and-center this summer are fast-moving and devastating: fires and floods that hit quickly and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. But a slow-moving, drought-induced famine in Madagascar could preview other crises in store for our climate future.Read more...
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251 medical journals warned world leaders not to wait until COVID-19 is over to address the climate crisis, calling it the 'greatest threat to global public health'

A wildfire in the mountains above Colorado Springs, which forced the evacuation of more than 32,000 residents. Gaylon Wampler/Getty Images 251 medical journals published a rare joint article warning about the climate crisis. The editors urged governments not to wait until COVID-19 is under control to tackle it. The consequences of ignoring it could be "catastrophic" and irreversible, they wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. The editors of the world's top medical jou...
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Viruses may exist ‘elsewhere in the universe’, warns scientist

Prof Paul Davies suggests viruses may form vital part of ecosystems on other planetsThe Covid pandemic has already turned life as we know it upside down – and no doubt prompted some people to want to leave the planet.Now a leading scientist has warned that viruses may not only be found on Earth, but might occur – should life exist – elsewhere in the universe. Continue reading...
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Twins conjoined at the head were separated after a rare 12-hour surgery, meaning they can see each other for the first time

Israeli twins look at one another after having undergone a rare separation surgery at Soroka Medical Centre in Beersheva, Israel. Soroka Medical Centre/Handout/REUTERS A pair of one-year-old twins who were joined at the head have been separated. The operation, which took place in Israel last Thursday, over took 12 hours. The surgery was one of 20 ever done in the world, a hospital surgeon said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A pair of one-year-old Israeli twins girls, who...
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Israel's coronavirus czar is calling for preparations for a 4th vaccine dose

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo Israel's coronavirus czar suggested that people may need a fourth shot of COVID-19 vaccine. He said the country needs to "prepare" for that, but didn't give a timeline. Israel is currently giving most people third vaccine doses as a booster. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel's coronavirus czar has called for the country to prepare to roll out a fourt...
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COVID-19 cases rose among students as schools began to reopen in late July. Since then at least 1,000 schools have closed.

Principal Nathan Hay checks the temperatures of students as they return to school on the first day of in-person classes in Orange County at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, US. Face masks and temperature checks are required for all students as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds 10,000, with some teachers refusing to return to their classrooms due to health concerns. Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images There's been a rec...
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