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Parents with higher incomes are more likely to oppose mask mandates in schools according to a new poll

Students at a Florida high school, walk to the campus on their first day of school, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 AP Photo/Marta Lavandier A new poll found parents with higher incomes are more likely to oppose mask mandates. The poll was conducted by Momentive and Axios from August 16 to 25 and surveyed more than 38,000 adults. Responses were also sorted by demographics such as race, gender, and political leaning, the last of which produced the most disparate results. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Florida, Science, Trends, Mask, Axios, Momentive, Lauren Frias, Mask Mandate, Marta Lavandier, School Masks


Public-health experts say this year's flu season could result in 3 times as many hospitalizations as usual, further straining medical resources

In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo Only 155 people were found to be hospitalized for the flu during the peak of last year's season. One team of health experts said the flu could rebound with 600,000 US hospitalizations this year. Hospitals across the country are already overwhelmed with severe COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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Public health experts say this year's flu season could result in three times as many hospitalizations, further straining medical resources during this pandemic

In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo Only 155 people were hospitalized for the flu during the peak of last year's season. Health experts said the flu could make a rebound with an estimated 600,000 hospitalizations this year. Hospitals across the country are already overwhelmed with COVID-19 hospitalizations. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Science, Cdc, Nbc News, US, Trends, University, Flu, Birmingham, University Of Alabama, Centers for Disease Control, Regenstrief Institute, Children s Hospital Colorado, WTHR, Mark Roberts, Brian Dixon, Sean O Leary


Australia Covid live news update: NSW says western Sydney to stay in harsher lockdown; Victoria to bring back ‘ring of steel’; ACT reports 20 cases

Victoria to lift regional lockdown for most areas after 221 new coronavirus cases; NSW records nine deaths and 1,480 cases, says international quarantine period likely to be reduced for vaccinated travellers; Morrison throws support behind vaccine certificates for travel – follow updates liveWestern Sydney could see 724 deaths but thousands saved by lockdown, modelling showsAustralia on track to live with Covid from early 2022, leading epidemiologist saysDoctors warn NSW emergency departments fa...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Afghanistan, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Bill Shorten, Victoria, Peter Dutton, Cairns, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, NSW, Dutton, Yvette D'Ath


Australia Covid live news update: Victoria to lift regional lockdown except for Shepparton; NSW reports 1,480 cases and nine deaths

Victoria to lift regional lockdown for most areas after 221 new coronavirus cases; NSW international quarantine period likely to be reduced for vaccinated travellers; Morrison throws support behind vaccine certificates for travel – follow updates liveWestern Sydney could see 724 deaths but thousands saved by lockdown, modelling showsAustralia on track to live with Covid from early 2022, leading epidemiologist saysDoctors warn NSW emergency departments face five times the number of Covid patients...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Victoria, Morrison, NSW, Shepparton, Andrew Barr, Coronavirus, Pfizer Continue


Sci-Fi Short Down To Earth Feels Like an Australian Stranger Things

As summer creeps to a close, best buddies Alex and Eddie spend their days patrolling their rural Australian town on their BMX bikes with their walkie-talkies, waiting for something... anything to happen. At first, the biggest event is the return of Stacey, Alex’s neighbor, on whom he happens to have a mega-crush. But…Read more...
Tags: Science, Eddie, Alex, Geophysics, Stacey, Stacy, Meteorite, Down to Earth, Stacey Alex, Liam Daughtry, Stephanie Jaclyn, Nick Crowhurst, Kiki Nicholls, Sebastien Skubala


Australia Covid live news update: NSW reports 1,480 cases and nine deaths; Victoria records 221 cases; zero cases in Qld

Morrison throws support behind vaccine certificates for travel; 98 of Victoria’s new cases linked to known outbreaks; worshippers ignoring coronavirus restrictions at Melbourne synagogue to be fined – follow updates liveWestern Sydney could see 724 deaths but thousands saved by lockdown, modelling showsAustralia on track to live with Covid from early 2022, leading epidemiologist saysDoctors warn NSW emergency departments face five times the number of Covid patients as ICUsICU specialists call fo...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, New Zealand, Victoria, Melbourne, Lga, Morrison, NSW, Qld, Coronavirus, Western Syndey


Australia Covid news live update: NSW faces hundreds more deaths; Victoria records 221 cases; zero cases in Qld

Morrison throws support behind vaccine certificates for travel; 98 of Victoria’s new cases linked to known outbreaks; worshippers ignoring coronavirus restrictions at Melbourne synagogue to be fined – follow updates liveWestern Sydney could see 724 deaths but thousands saved by lockdown, modelling showsAustralia on track to live with Covid from early 2022, leading epidemiologist saysDoctors warn NSW emergency departments face five times the number of Covid patients as ICUsICU specialists call fo...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Australia, Court, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, News Corp, Morrison, Fairfax, NSW, Qld, Dylan Voller, Coronavirus


Experts Call for More Regulation of E-Cigarettes Ahead of Major FDA Decision

A new, international survey of experts found wide agreement that vaping devices like e-cigarettes are safer than traditional tobacco products. But the experts also expressed that vaping products should only be sold in specialized stores and shouldn’t be used inside public spaces. The findings come just before the Food…Read more...
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I'm Lovin' IT

It’s not unusual for large companies to commit occasional data screw-ups, and McDonald’s, glorious provider of caloric excess to billions, is the most recent offender.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Internet, Internet Security, Computing, Mcdonalds, Database Security, McDonald, Troy Hunt, McDonalds Monopoly, Have I Been Pwned


The Live-Action Rick and Morty Director Told Christopher Lloyd to Get 'Unhinged'

Ahead of Rick and Morty’s season five finale this past weekend, Adult Swim suddenly began dropping a series of live-action shorts starring Christopher Lloyd and Jaeden Martell as the unhealthy grandfather/grandson duo. io9 was curious to learn more, so we spoke with director Paul B. Cummings.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chris, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Doc Brown, Christopher Lloyd, Rick Grimes, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith, Unhinged, Jaeden Martell, Creative Works


LG Shows Off Foldable Plastic Display That Promises to Be As Hard As Glass

LG is done making smartphones, though that doesn’t mean it isn’t still attempting to one-up its biggest rival. Samsung beat the competition to the punch with foldable phones, but its bendable screens came with a preinstalled layer of protective film to keep the display from falling apart. LG’s solution to this…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Companies, Mobile Phones, Computing, Lg, Samsung Electronics, Corning, LG Chem, Universal Display Corporation, Foldable Smartphone, Folding


Australia Covid news live update: Victoria records 221 cases ahead of regional lockdown call; NSW facing hundreds of deaths in western Sydney

Morrison throws support behind vaccine certificates for travel; 98 of Victoria’s new cases linked to known outbreaks; worshippers ignoring coronavirus restrictions at Melbourne synagogue to be fined – follow updates liveAustralia on track to live with Covid from early 2022, leading epidemiologist saysDoctors warn NSW emergency departments face five times the number of Covid patients as ICUsICU specialists call for plan to fly interstate staff to NSW to relieve strain on hospitalsPolice say 100 p...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Sky News, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Morrison, Rosh Hashanah, Coronavirus, Jewish Community Council of Victoria


Steve From Blue's Clues Is Sorry for Ghosting You

There are two scandals in Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues history that will be forever seared into the memories of folks who grew up watching the series during its original run: when Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper had their baby Paprika in the season one finale, and when Blue’s first owner Steve (Burns) left the show in 2002.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pepper, Salt, Blue, Steve, Joe, Josh, Adventure Games, Steve Burns, Nick Jr, Donovan Patton, Windows Games, Television Series, Nickelodeon 's Blue, Joshua Dela Cruz, Blues Clues


How to Mass Delete Emails to Free Up Gmail Storage

You get 15GB of free storage with a Gmail account, and in the early years it seems impossible to fill up that much space. But after a decade of saving messages just because—whether it be receipts, family vacation-planning threads, coupon codes for a store you never shop at, love letters, you name it—you’ll find…Read more...
Tags: Science, Gmail, Email, Software, Microsoft Windows, Webmail, Apple Mail, Email Clients, Outlookcom, Cross Platform Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Windows Nt, Technology Internet, Personal Information Managers


Amazon Invests in the Amazon Rainforest Instead of Just Paying Its Damn Taxes

Amazon, as in the corporation, is investing in the Amazon, as in the rainforest. The multinational conglomerate announced the new initiative on Tuesday, saying it will help fight the climate crisis. But in doing so, Amazon conveniently skirted addressing its own role in fueling that crisis. Surprise, surprise.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change Policy, Natural Environment, Forestry, Amazon Invests, Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Offset, Carbon Finance, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry


'You Bloody Fool,' Says First Talking Duck Known to Science

Thirty years ago, Ripper the duck sounded as if he’d had enough. “You bloody fool,” he repeated relentlessly in a recently rediscovered recording. Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Parrot, Environment, Behavior, Mind, Cate, Grey Parrot, Ripper, Imitation, Sony Walkman Cassette Player Recorder, Biziura, Anatidae, Anseriformes, Oxyurinae, Peter Fullagar


Australia Covid news live update: NSW facing hundreds of deaths in western Sydney, regional Victoria awaits lockdown decision

Worshippers ignoring coronavirus restrictions fined at Melbourne synagogue, as Daniel Andrews demands more vaccine doses to make up for ‘secret’ Sydney dealDoctors warn NSW emergency departments face five times the number of Covid patients as ICUs Police say 100 people to be fined over gathering at Melbourne synagogueNSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode – check your suburbVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.23pm BST Jumping back to that intervi...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Afghanistan, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Abc News, Daniel Andrews, Syndey, ADF, Yvette D'Ath, Bridget McKenzie, Coronavirus


Everything We've Seen in The Matrix: Resurrections' 180,000 Teasers (So Far)

The first look at The Matrix: Resurrections is here—or should we say, first looks? I guess we should, because if you head to WhatIsThe Matrix.com and click one of the pills, you will be treated to one of 180,000 variations of the teaser, compiled from a random assortment of tiny, incremental shots from the movie.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Trinity, Johnson, Keanu Reeves, The Matrix, Mateen, Carrie Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul Mateen, Jessica Henwick, Daniel Bernhardt, Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Creative Works, Fictional Cyborgs, Kung Fu Films


Australia on track to live with Covid from early 2022, leading epidemiologist says

Delta has prompted ‘long overdue discussions’ on our tolerance for serious illness and hospital capacity, Prof Catherine Bennett saysFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesFull Story podcast: the reality of ‘living with Covid’Restrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; bordersVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe spread of Delta in Australia has triggered “long overdue discussions on our tolerance for serious illness, and hospital and intensive care unit ca...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Deakin University, Vic, Catherine Bennett, Delta Continue, Doherty Institute, Coronavirus


Hulu Is Raising Its Prices Again

Less than one year after Hulu jacked up the price of its Hulu with Live TV subscription package, the streaming service is preparing to put another dent in customers’ wallets by raising prices once again.Read more...
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First-Ever Spill of 'Frankenstein Fuels' Occurred Last Year, Researchers Find

A new analysis takes a look at what the authors say is the environmental impact of the first-ever spill of a new kind of marine fuel oil. The fuel was developed in response to regulations intended to lower sulfur emissions from the dirty shipping industry but is raising more environmental questions as it’s more widely…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Fuel, Nature, Oil Spill, Liquids, Fuel Oil, Heavy Fuel Oil, Disaster Accident, Chemical Substances, The International Maritime Organization, Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, Alan Scarlett, Environmental Impact Of The Petroleum Industry, Mv Wakashio Oil Spill


The Right's Favorite Web Refuge Has Also Booted Texas's Abortion Snitching Website

Epik, the domain registrar which agreed to take in Parler after the Capitol insurrection, has drawn the line. It is: anonymous jackasses ratting out people seeking abortions in Texas, which are now practically outlawed in that state. Users of prolifewhistleblower.com could submit “anonymous tips” to “Help Enforce the…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Texas, Science, Godaddy, Web Hosting, Social Issues, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Donald, Capitol, EPIK, Sammamish Washington, Mass Media, Gab, Parler, Alt Tech


Surrounding Shang-Chi With Powerful Women Was Vital to the Story

The Asian women in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are some of the fiercest women to ever appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even though the story centers on Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), the women are just as strong—if not stronger—fighters. io9 spoke with newcomer and Shang-Chi standout Meng’er Zhang and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Marvel, Disney, Actors, Mulan, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Yeoh, Katy, Zhang, Bruce Banner, Larson, Chi, Benedict Wong, Meng, Destin Daniel Cretton


Scientist says viruses may be the key to colonizing other planets

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 ticket now! If you let NASA tell the story, some of the people walking around on this planet right now may end up taking a stroll on the surface of Mars during their lifetimes. People such as Elon Musk believe we’ll colonize the red planet entirely and become a two-planet species. And this could be one of humankind’s most importa...
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NASA's Perseverance rover has finally drilled a sample of Mars rock, kicking off its search for alien microbes

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, Jennifer Trosper, NASA JPL Caltech ASU


Galaxy Note 9 Will No Longer Get Monthly Software Updates Just as AT&T Is Giving It Out for Free

AT&T has been proactively doling out its stock of LTE smartphones to subscribers still relying on its antiquated 3G network ahead of 3G’s death. The carrier has been pushing these devices to customers who risk not having an active cellular connection once it shuts off the network in February 2022. The shutdown will…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Att, Htc, Phablets, Samsung Galaxy, Touchwiz, 4G VoLTE, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy S Ii


Martyrs Lane Is a Dark Fairy Tale Exploring the Horrors of Grief

Martyrs Lane, from U.K. writer-director Ruth Platt—an expansion of her 2019 short film—is a supernatural mystery told from the point of view of a child. The film pieces itself together slowly, telegraphing its conclusion far earlier to the viewer than to its protagonist. However, having a good idea of where the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Sarah, Leah, Bex, Jessabelle, Hannah Rae, Cinema of the United States, American Films, Ruth Platt, Martyrs Lane, Kiera Thompson, Sienna Sayer, Thomas Steven Cree, Sarah Denise Gough


Rare Sighting of Angel Shark Raises Hope for the Critically Endangered Species

Remarkable footage of a lone juvenile angel shark suggests the endangered species is actively breeding in British waters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, Fish, Sharks, Organisms, Jake Davies, Angelshark, Angel Shark Project, Squatina Squatina, Joanna Barker, Taiwan Angelshark, Pacific Angelshark


Pinball Machines Are Getting a Huge Upgrade to Convince Players to Come Back to Arcades

Movie theaters endured financial hardships during the pandemic’s lockdowns, but imagine what arcades, which were already on the brink of extinction due to home consoles, had to endure. To entice pinball players back to their local haunts, Stern is rolling out a pinball machine upgrade for recognizing individual…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Video Games, Sports, Pinball, Stern, Stern Pinball, Windows Games, Pinball Machines, Checkpoint, Technology Internet



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