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Star Trek: Picard's New Season 2 Trailer Goes Full Back to the Future

The return of Q into the life of Jean-Luc Picard was never going to be good, but who would have guessed he would go full Biff Tannen? Revealed as part of Paramount+’s Star Trek Day celebrations, we have our latest look at Star Trek: Picard season two. And surprise! Sir Patrick Stewart also announced the series has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Star Trek, Michelle Hurd, Patrick Stewart, Paramount, Lessons, Marty Mcfly, Jean Luc Picard, Picard, Borg, Alison Pill, Human Interest, Q, Biff Tannen, Brent Spiner


Cybercriminal Gang Just Leaked 500,000 Fortinet VPN Users' Passwords

A hacker gang has allegedly collected and dumped a large trove of approximately 500,000 login credentials belonging to users of a popular VPN product from cybersecurity firm Fortinet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Telecommunications, Password, Computing, Fortinet, Internet Privacy, Virtual Private Network, Computer Network Security, Computer Networking, Technology Internet, Content Control Software, Network Architecture


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Beams Up Its New Crew

We’re not getting a glimpse of the series proper yet, but here it is: your new Enterprise crew for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Well, technically an old-new Enterprise crew.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Enterprise, Star Trek, Spock, Khan, Rebecca Romijn, McCoy, Pike, Nichelle Nichols, Uhura, Majel Barret, Benga, HEMMER, Ethan Peck, Babs Olusanmokun


Star Trek: Prodigy's New Trailer Asks 'What Do Kids Need With a Starship?'

Sure, they don’t know where the gravity controls or weapons buttons are, but it is an experimental starship, after all.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, DAL, Kate Mulgrew, Starfleet, Television Shows, John Noble, Jimmi Simpson, Dee Bradley Baker, Ella Purnell, Jason Mantzoukas, Kathryn Janeway, Nicktoons, Television Series, Brett Gray, Star Trek Voyager


Star Trek: Discovery Doesn't Have a New Trailer But It Finally Has a Season 4 Premiere Date

Stardate, November 18: that’s when we’ll finally pick back up with the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery, led by a brand-new captain we’ve gotten to know rather well over the past three seasons: Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green).Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Anthony Rapp, StarDate, Burnham, Wilson Cruz, Martin Green, Paul Stamets, Television Shows, Time Travelers, Doug Jones, Star Trek Discovery, Mary Wiseman, Television Series, Michael Burnham, Hugh Culber


Motorola's Over-the-Air Wireless Charging Tech Might Be Cool, but Probably Won't Be Fast

Over-the-air wireless charging is the dream—after all, who doesn’t want to charge their phone without plugging it in? Gadget-makers have attempted to bring the technology to market and make it a daily reality, though there’s still work to be done and regulatory hurdles to clear.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Motorola, Science, Articles, Electric Vehicles, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Qi, Charging Station, Weibo, Wireless Power Transfer, Electromagnetism, Inductive Charging, Wireless Energy Transfer, Technology Internet, S Tech


Australia’s strong Covid vaccine uptake will wane in coming months due to hesitancy, expert warns

Data suggesting 20.3% of people are unwilling or unsure on getting jab prompts call for new strategies to reach nation’s waryAustralians must be prepared to see the Covid vaccination uptake curve start to flatten in coming months, a leading vaccine communication expert has warned, due to the rate of hesitancy.But she is calling for health policy to reach this group in order to stop their lives becoming too difficult or to drive them away from healthcare. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Radioactive snakes help scientists monitor fallout from Fukushima nuclear disaster

Glue and duct tape used to fit rat snakes with dosimeters and GPS movement trackers to help researchers understand long-term effects of radiationResearchers have used snakes fitted with tracking devices and dosimeters to measure radiation levels in the area around the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant, which suffered triple meltdowns in March 2011.The meltdowns in Japan caused by a giant tsunami released more radiation into the atmosphere than any nuclear disaster except Chernobyl in 1986. Contin...
Tags: Japan, Science, Animals, Environment, Asia Pacific, Fukushima, Chernobyl, Fukushima Dai ichi Nuclear Plant


The 4 things needed to reach Biden’s ambitious 2050 solar goal

A report on the future of solar energy from the Department of Energy paints a sunny picture, if you will, of the next three decades, at the end of which nearly half the country’s energy will be provided by the sun. But for that to happen, big pushes need to happen along four major lines: better photovoltaics, more energy storage, lower soft costs, and putting about a million people to work. Here’s what the report says needs to happen in each of these sectors in order to meet the ambitious goals ...
Tags: Science, Hardware, Government, Tech, Renewables, Solar Energy, Solar, Biden, DOE, GreenTech, Department Of Energy, Aurora Solar, Getty Images Jobs


The LAPD's Spy Tactics Detailed in Over 6,000 Pages of Newly Released Documents

The Brennan Center has released a cache of 6,000 pages of Los Angeles Police Department documents, obtained by the California Public Records Act, detailing years of surveillance campaigns. The collection is a critical resource for activists, journalists, and First Amendment advocates who’ve been collecting evidence…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lapd, California Public Records Act, Los Angeles Police Department, Brennan Center


Amazon Cares About Rules Now That It Thinks Elon Musk Is Breaking Them

The ongoing pissing match between Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX reached new levels of pettiness on Wednesday with a letter filed by Amazon to the Federal Communications Commission regarding Musk’s plans to expand its growing satellite network.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin


Twitter’s New Communities Feature Gives Laser-Eyed Bitcoin Bros and Dog Lovers a Space to Talk Among Themselves

Furthering its quest to suddenly become every other app, Twitter is now introducing Facebook Group/Reddit subreddit-like groups called Communities that revolve around shared interests.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Taylor Swift, Social Media, Software, Computing, Reddit, Jack Dorsey, Clubhouse, Real Time Web, Brown, Facebook Group, Tay, Elliot Management, Mobile Applications


Netflix's Midnight Mass Invites You to Church in Its Sinister New Trailer

In Netflix’s upcoming horror series Midnight Mass—the latest spine-tingler from Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan—the return of a prodigal son to his remote island hometown is more than enough to get the close-knit community riled up. But when a curious priest promising to bring miracles to the town arrives…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, John, Midnight, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Aster, Zach Gilford, Television Series, Horror fiction, Tingler, Midnight Mass, Creative Works, Paul Hamish Linklater, Mass In The Catholic Church, Riley Flynn


2021 Fall Movie Preview: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films to Look Out For

Something about this fall movie season just feels off, right? And no, we’re not just talking about the deadly virus we’ve been trying to eradicate for almost two years that’s, rightfully, still keeping many of us away from theaters. It’s that Hollywood expected theaters to be back in full swing by now. Despite the…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Hollywood, Science, Jennifer Lawrence, Films, Thrillers, Jim Broadbent, Ghostbusters, Justin Long, Bill Hader, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Wiig, Snoop Dogg, Avan Jogia, Richard Madden, Krysten Ritter


Medical professionals in DC could lose their licenses if they don't get vaccinated by the end of September

DC healthcare workers could lose their licenses if they don't get vaccinated soon. Testing regularly for the coronavirus will no longer be an option come September 30. Religious and medical exemptions are still available for those who qualify, DC said Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Medical professionals in Washington, DC, could lose their licenses if they don't get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 30.The DC Health Department released ...
Tags: Science, News, Medical, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Npr, Dc, Health Department, NBC Washington, REBECCA COHEN, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, DC Department of Health, Mark Segraves, Speed desk


Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Wants to 'Live in the Spirit' of the Original Anime

The scariest words any anime fan can hear are “live-action adaptation.” Popular anime series and films work because of the medium—animation allows for things that are impossible to capture in real life. And Japanese animation in particular has a style and vibe that’s wholly unique and damn near impossible to recreate.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Musicians, Anime, Luke Cage, John Cho, Watanabe, Shinichiro Watanabe, Cowboy Bebop, Funimation, Seatbelts, Andre Nemec, Bandai Visual, Daniella Pineda, Mustafa Shakir, Yoko Kanno


India Is Trying to Contain Latest Outbreak of Deadly Nipah Virus After 12-Year-Old Dies

Health officials in India are trying to stop the spread of yet another serious infectious disease. Over the weekend, a 12-year-old boy died from an infection caused by the Nipah virus, a highly lethal germ spread from bats or contaminated food that can also spread between people. Hundreds of people potentially exposed…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Medicine, India, Virus, Virology, Nipah Virus, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Disaster Accident, Animal Virology, Health Medical Pharma, Zoonosis, Viral Diseases, Henipavirus, Paramyxoviridae


Spotify airs Joe Rogan podcast touting ivermectin as part of his COVID-19 treatment, despite the FDA calling it 'dangerous'

Spotify aired Joe Rogan's recent podcast episode where he defended his use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Vivian Zink/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Spotify aired Joe Rogan's recent podcast touting ivermectin as part of his COVID-19 recovery. The FDA and CDC have issued warnings against using the antiparasitic drug to treat COVID-19. Rogan has a history of making explosive comments on his podcast. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spotify aired ...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Media, Instagram, Cdc, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Fda, Ufc, Kardashian, Wall Street Journal, Caitlyn Jenner, Matt Flegenheimer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Joe Rogan


A Single Laser Fired Through a Keyhole Can Expose Everything Inside a Room

Being able to see inside a closed room was a skill once reserved for super heroes. But researchers at the Stanford Computational Imaging Lab have expanded on a technique called non-line-of-sight imaging so that just a single point of laser light entering a room can be used to see what physical objects might be inside.Read more...
Tags: Science, Laser, Optics, Stanford University, 3d Imaging, Photonics, Emerging Technologies, Electromagnetism, Computational Imaging, Stanford Computational Imaging Lab, Electromagnetic Radiation, Technology Internet, Non Line Of Sight Propagation


What If Made a Quantum Leap Into the Darkest Timeline

While Marvel’s heroes seldom die on-screen (or stay dead for very long) in the studio’s live-action productions, that hasn’t been the case with the Disney+ animated series What If. So far, the show has featured a number of timelines in the MCU’s multiverse where several Avengers have met their ends in horrible ways.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hope, Danai Gurira, Fiction, Disney, Iron Man, Thanos, Jon Favreau, Avengers, Mark Ruffalo, Vision, Paul Bettany, Captain America, Hulk, Steve, Zombie


Please, Never Call Me Through Gmail

In the fires of the covid-19 pandemic, the Age of Always Online was forged. Everybody works from home now, and so work life and home life have completely blurred together into an indiscernible slop of constant optimization, with no clear delineation between being “at work” and “cooking dinner at home with loved…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Gmail, Microsoft, Google Search, Software, Telecommunications, Computing, Webmail, Mobile Software, Alphabet Inc, Web Conferencing, Google Meet, Google Workspace, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


House Republicans Say Democrats' Data Requests Are Illegal, and They Want a Piece of the Action

House Republicans are furious that their Democratic colleagues investigating the failed, Donald Trump-incited insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 are seeking data on people tied to the riot and now they have a response: “No, u.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Politics, Science, Microsoft, United States, House, Att, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Louie Gohmert, Kamala Harris, Trumpism, Jim Jordan, Capitol


Giant, Half-Billion-Year-Old Predator Fossil Pulled Out of Canadian Rockies

During the Cambrian Explosion over 500 million years ago, the oceans teemed with weird creatures that were busy redefining what life looked like on Earth. One of those creatures was just chiseled out of the Canadian mountains and is now one of the largest animals known from the time period.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Rockies, Paleontology, Cambrian, Burgess Shale, Canadia, Paleozoic, Protostomes, Radiodonta, Burgess Shale Fossils, Jean Bernard Caron, Cambroraster, T Gainesi, Fossils Of The Burgess Shale, Joe Moysiuk


NASA has collected its first Mars sample. But it needs $4 billion, 10 years, and new technology to bring the rock to Earth.

A rock core inside the Perseverance rover's sample tube, September 1, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover has collected its first sample of Mars rock in its search for ancient alien microbes. NASA plans to bring Perseverance's samples to Earth via a "mind-bendingly complicated" mission. But NASA still needs about a decade, $4 billion, and new technology to bring the Mars rocks to Earth. See more stories on Insider's business page. The finger-width chunk of ...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Alien Life, Mars, Reuters, European Space Agency ESA, NASA JPL Caltech, David Parker, Tech Insider, Jezero, Thomas Zurbuchen


Heat Pumps Could Be the Money-Saving, Job-Creating Climate Solution We Need

[Extremely Bernie Sanders voice] I am once again asking you to consider the heat pump.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Air Conditioning, Environment, Articles, Bernie Sanders, Pump, Michael Thomas, Joe Manchin, Ron DeSantis, Kyrsten Sinema, Heat Pump, Central Heating, Energy Economics, Energy Conversion, Sustainable Technologies


The Don't Look Up Trailer Is Full of Countless Stars and a Problematic Comet

We know the Earth’s imminent destruction by an asteroid can be entertaining or vastly stupid, depending on your feelings about Michael Bay’s 1995 acition/sci-fi/shlock Armageddon. Could the Earth’s destruction by an errant comet be funny? Netflix’s upcoming movie Don’t Look Up is going to give it a try, and by this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Armageddon, Michael Bay, Actors, Earth, Netflix, Meryl Streep, Comet, Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Rylance, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Adam Mckay, Tyler Perry


The World’s Biggest Plant to Suck Carbon Dioxide From the Sky Is Up and Running

The world’s biggest direct air capture (DAC) plant is set to come online in Iceland on Wednesday. The moment is an important one in developing new technologies to help suck carbon dioxide out of the air—but raises a whole host of questions on the future of how we’re going to put those technologies to use.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Environment, World, Chemistry, Iceland, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change Mitigation, Carbon Dioxide, Occidental, Carbon Sequestration, David Morrow, Physical Sciences, Swiss Re, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Climeworks


Gov. DeSantis just lost his latest bid to ban mask mandates in Florida schools - for now

Florida school districts can continue enforcing mask mandates, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis' appeal, CNN reported on Wednesday.Second Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled that Florida must stop enforcing the governor's mask mandate ban, which means school districts in the state can continue to require masks while the case is appealed in a higher court, according to CNN.This comes after Judge John Cooper ruled last month the governor did not have authority to issue a mask ban. But DeSantis ap...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, John Cooper, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Mask Ban, Coronavirus, Mask Mandate, Researched, Speed desk


Americans Are Not Happy With the CDC's Communication Skills, Poll Finds

A new Gallup poll this week indicates that Americans aren’t too pleased lately with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It found that a plurality of people in the U.S. now think that the CDC is doing a poor job at communicating its pandemic response. Though this isn’t the first time the CDC has gotten a…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Joe Biden, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Gallup, Jeffrey Jones, Vaccine Hesitancy, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Presidency Of Joe Biden, 21st Century In The United States, United States Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic


Adorable, Highly Inbred Land Parrots Are Somehow Genetically Thriving

Flightless, ungainly, and famously bad at sex, the critically endangered kākāpō of New Zealand—the world’s heaviest parrots—are in surprisingly good genetic health after 10,000 years of inbreeding, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Breeding, New Zealand, Incest, Evolutionary Biology, Kakapo, Mutation, Richard Henry, Love Dalen, Genetic Diversity, Population Genetics, Inbreeding, Branches Of Biology, Academic Disciplines



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