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Los Angeles school district approves vaccine mandate for students age 12 and older, marking a first among major US school districts

Los Angeles is the first major school district to approve a vaccine mandate for students 12 and up. David McNew/Getty Images Los Angeles is the first major school district to approve a vaccine mandate for students 12 and up. The Los Angeles Unified School District unanimously voted in approval of the proposal. The school board previously mandated vaccines for all teachers and staff prior to the first day of school in August. See more stories on Insider's business page. The school board...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, The Times, Lausd, Reilly, Ramos, Los Angeles Unified School District, Franca, LA school, Jen Psaki


Twitter Finally Embraces Bots

After spending the past few years trying to usher out the many, many bots populating its platform, Twitter is finally trying to give some of them a chance. On Thursday, the company announced it would begin testing out labels for some automated accounts—better known as Twitter bots—to let users suss out which ones are…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Bots, Operating Systems, Twitter Bot, Internet Bots, Social Bot


Wave Goodbye to Houseparty

Houseparty, the video chat app that Epic Games bought and integrated with its Fortnite gameplay experience, will be shutting down soon, the company announced Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, House Party, Windows Games, Fortnite, Fads, Video Gaming, Houseparty, Metaverse, Videotelephony, Technology Internet, Fads And Trends


Upside down rhinos and nose-clearing orgasm studies win Ig Nobel prize

Research from the more unusual realms of science is recognised every year at this alternative awards ceremony Groundbreaking studies into how well beards soften punches to the face, the benefits of transporting rhinoceroses upside down, and orgasms as a nasal decongestant were honoured on Thursday night with one of the most coveted awards in science: the Ig Nobel prize.Not to be confused with the more prestigious – and lucrative – Nobel awards, to be announced from Stockholm and Oslo next month,...
Tags: Science, Science prizes, Stockholm, Oslo, Ig Nobel Prizes


Halloween Kills Is Making Like Michael Myers and Coming Home

In the Halloween franchise, the night “he” came home is usually October 31. This year though, it’s October 15. Universal, Blumhouse, and Miramax just announced that the highly anticipated horror sequel Halloween Kills will debut in your home, if you have the streaming service Peacock, on the same day the film hits…Read more...
Tags: Science, Miramax, Peacock, Michael Myers, Universal Blumhouse


Google’s Plan to Use 120% Less Water Doesn’t Quite Add Up

Just as oil companies laud their plans to address climate change, tech companies also tend to sound off about their respective efforts to be more environmentally sound. Sometimes they don’t wholly add up either.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science


Rosario Dawson Is the Latest Big Name to Join the New Haunted Mansion Movie

A few years ago, photos went viral of director Guillermo del Toro and actor Ryan Gosling hanging out together at the Disneyland Resort in California. Rumor had it the pair were working on a film based on del Toro’s favorite ride, the Haunted Mansion. Eventually, though, that idea went away—and you had to wonder: if…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Guillermo Del Toro, Ryan Gosling, Disneyland Resort, Rosario Dawson


New Warrior's Showrunner Revealed His Squirrel Girl—And Why the Show Got Scrapped

New Warriors was the Marvel comedy series originally set to bring several starring heroes of the titular team, and a comics-renaissance-era Unbeatable Squirrel Girl to Freeform. It quietly slinked off into the realm of limbo and cancellation, after ABC decided to move the show from Freeform to find a new home...which…Read more...
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If you work at a large or midsize company, Biden's action plan requires your boss pays you for your time spent getting vaccinated and recovering from possible side effects

President Joe Biden speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The White House unveiled a sweeping action plan to increase the vaccination rate in the US. Employers with 100 or more workers would be required to provide paid time off for vaccinations. Many unvaccinated workers previously expressed concerns that they could not afford to miss work. See more sto...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, News, Colorado, Cdc, Washington, White House, Angela Merkel, US, Careers, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Retail, Vaccinations


If you work at a large company, Biden's action plan requires your boss pays you for your time spent getting vaccinated and recovering from possible side effects

President Joe Biden speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The White House unveiled a sweeping action plan to increase the vaccination rate in the US. Employers with 100 or more workers would be required to provide paid time off for vaccinations. Many unvaccinated workers previously expressed concerns that they could not afford to miss work. See more sto...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, News, Colorado, Cdc, Washington, White House, Angela Merkel, US, Careers, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Retail, Vaccinations


After Spider-Man, Wolverine Will Star in Insomniac's Next Big Marvel Game

Before Insomniac Games announced its third Spider-Man game during this year’s PlayStation Showcase, the publisher slipped in an unexpected surprise about yet another upcoming Marvel project. Read more...
Tags: Science, Wolverine, Spider Man, Logan, Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, Doctor Octopus, Brian Horton, Savage Wolverine, Spider Man In Video Games, Cameron Christian, Hunt For Wolverine


Insomniac's Next Spider-Man Game Will Bring Venom to the Party

By the end of Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, New York City could count on two Spider-Men to keep it (relatively) safe in a world teeming with supervillains. After reminding everyone what a joy its original, Peter-centic game was with a remastered version for the PlayStation 5, Insomniac came to this year’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Sony, Party, Ryan Smith, Spider Man, Miles, Peter, Peter Parker, Insomniac, Miles Morales, Venom, Tony Todd, Marvel Comics Characters, Nadji Jeter, Eddie Brock


Prison Contractor That Charges Inmates Sky-High Phone Fees Proposes Virtual Reality Visitation

Global Tel Link (GTL), the massive prison-contracting giant that supplies tech ranging from telecommunications systems to payment services for correctional facilities across the U.S., may have found another way to squeeze more change out of incarcerated persons making contact with the outside world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Prison, Vr, Virtual Reality, Criminology, SECURUS, Criminal Law, Global Tel Link, Private Prison, Penology, Criminal Justice Reform In The United States, Inmate Telephone System, Incarceration In The United States, Inmate Video Visitation


Hacker Lawyer Jay Leiderman Is Dead at 50

Jay Leiderman, a California defense attorney known for his whistleblower advocacy and defense of political dissidents and hackers, was confirmed dead in Ventura County on Thursday. He was 50 years old.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Articles, Earth, Anonymous, Hacking, Hacktivism, Ventura County, Internet Culture, Criminal Defense Lawyers, John Roberts, Leiderman, Jay Leiderman, Human Activities, Law Crime, Internet Based Activism


Facebook's Smart Glasses Give People a Good Reason Not to Trust Your Ray-Bans

Facebook’s smart glasses are here. They’re made by Ray-Ban, which means they look stylish, and as far as features go, they’re on par with many “smart glasses” currently on the market, with built-in cameras and speakers. Facebook is the biggest name to attempt smart glasses for consumers in years, and they probably…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Glasses, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, Eyewear, Computing, Google Glass, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Ray, Bans


Komodo Dragons Are Lurching Toward Extinction

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has updated the status of the Komodo dragon to endangered, a worrying development for the world’s largest lizard. The dragon is just the latest animal to be threatened by a rapidly changing world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nature, Natural Environment, Habitat, Komodo, International Union, IUCN Red List, Komodo National Park, Conservation Biology, Threatened Species, Environmental Conservation, Komodo dragon, Monitor Lizard, Andrew Terry, Bruce Collette


Twitter’s New Reactions Are Too Friendly for Twitter

In yet another example of Twitter cribbing features from its direct competitors, the company announced it would be trying out emoji reactions for users across Turkey over the coming weeks with a possible wider rollout if all goes well. Per the company, the new emoji roster is meant to help people “quickly express…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Linkedin, Turkey, Software, Internet Slang, Computing, Emoji, Internet Culture, Online Chat, Face With Tears Of Joy Emoji, Japanese Writing System, Emoji Domain


Spider-Man's Debut Is Officially the World's Most Expensive Comic

Back in 1962, just a hair shy of 50 years ago, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 cost a pretty penny—12 of them, to be exact. In 2021, the price has gone up just the teensiest bit, having increased $3,599,999.88 over the last half-century. That’s inflation for you!Read more...
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Astronomer responsible for demoting Pluto narrows search for hypothetical ‘Planet Nine’

According to astronomer Michael Brown, ‘Planet Nine’ is expected to be many times the size of Earth and orbit the sun far beyond Neptune. His new study includes a “treasure map” of the planet’s likely orbit. Get the full scoop at Fox News
Tags: Science, Michael Brown, Pluto, Neptune


The First Star Wars Balloon at the Macy's Parade Is Somehow a Funko Pop

One day, when the Statue of Liberty has been replaced by a giant Funko Pop; when big-headed, black-eyed figures feature in all our religious iconography; when these vinyl toys are somehow made legally available to hold public office, remember this: the beginning of the end came on November 25, 2021, when an enormous …Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Pop, Artists, Lucasfilm, Balloon, Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jeff Koons, Jar, Macy, Adam, Reis, Bobblehead, Funko, Fictional Characters, Grogu


What Astronomers Thought Pluto Looked Like Before They Saw It Up Close

It’s been 91 years since amateur astronomer Clyde Tombaugh first spotted Pluto on a set of glass negatives. Since then, the object has been declared a planet, named, and, of course, demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006. Whatever its status, our fascination with Pluto has held fast. But until very recently, we didn’t have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Hubble, New Horizons, Pluto, Dwarf Planet, Hydra, Charon, Nix, Kerberos, Styx, Planetary Science, Clyde Tombaugh, Space Science, Minor Planets, Moons Of Pluto


Star Trek: Lower Decks Reforges Its Strongest Relationships, With Model Kits and Bubble Bath

Kirk and Spock. Burnham and Georgiou. Janeway and Tuvok. The list of Star Trek duos whose relationships define so much of the emotional cores of their series goes on, and on, and on. In a pairing like Boimler and Mariner, Lower Decks is no exception. But this season has seen the pair shift and shuffle around enough…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Star Trek, Spock, William, Kirk, Rutherford, Burnham, Janeway, Mariner, Georgiou, Decks, Familiar, Tendi, Fictional Characters, Lores


A Cardboard Mario Kart Arcade Cabinet Is the Ultimate Nintendo Labo Project

YouTuber DanCreator has us wondering what fun Switch accessories we’d be enjoying had Nintendo not seemingly abandoned its Labo cardboard building kits. As fun as the cardboard fishing rod was, we’d eagerly swap it for a full-on cardboard Mario Kart Arcade cabinet, complete with a working steering wheel and gas pedal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ikea, Nintendo, Mario, Mario Kart, Labo, Joy Con, Mario Kart 8, Video Gaming, Video Game Consoles, Nintendo Labo, Video Games Developed In Japan, Mario Kart Arcade Gp, YouTuber DanCreator


So you want to live on Mars eh? Good luck. You’ll probably die a horrific death

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! The US government and Silicon Valley don’t agree on everything, but when it comes to dominating the modern space race they’re perfectly aligned. Uncle Sam’s going to put American boots on Martian soil and Elon Musk’s building the spaceship that’ll get them there. No matter your notions on nations, there’s somet...
Tags: Startups, Space, Elon Musk, Science, Opinion, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Silicon Valley, Mars, Uncle Sam, Neural, Next Featured


Nearly All the Unburned Coal Must Stay in the Ground to Avert Climate Catastrophe

It’s becoming more and more clear that hobbling the fossil fuel industry and getting the world to decarbonize as rapidly as possible is our best hope at staving off the most catastrophic impacts of warming. A new study finds that we need to keep nearly all the world’s coal reserves and more than half its oil and gas…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Fuel, Nature, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Oil sands, Climate Change Policy, Fossil fuel divestment, International Energy Agency, Energy Development, Energy Economics, Emissions Reduction, Dan Welsby


California Advances Historic Bill Targeting Amazon's Punishing Warehouse Quotas

On Wednesday, California lawmakers advanced a groundbreaking legislation that could finally give Amazon warehouse workers the power to push back against some of the draconian conditions imposed on them. Assembly Bill 701 (AB 701), which passed the Senate this week and is the first of its kind in the U.S., specifically…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Labor, California, Senate, Articles, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Warehouse, Break, Gavin Newsom, Dave Clark, Occupational Safety and Health, Human Activities, 3d Publishing


Biden Lays Out Six-Step Plan for Keeping Covid-19 Under Control for Good

In a speech this afternoon, President Joe Biden laid out a course of action for containing the once-again resurgent pandemic in the U.S. Among other things, the administration will enforce vaccine mandates for the majority of federal employees and contractors, and they’ll put strong pressure on private businesses to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Medicine, Labor, Articles, Walmart, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Health Sciences, Biden Family, Covid 19 Vaccine


Tinder Introduces 'Completely New, Interactive Ways' to Swipe Right for Sex

In an attempt to give its mostly-Gen Z user base a wider range of options to click, swipe, and scroll through on their journeys to find love, Tinder announced on Wednesday that it had begun rolling out a series of planned updates to its app designed to make online dating a more immersive, interactive experience.Read more...
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The Biden administration will require employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his administrations response to Hurricane Ida at the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Biden is expected to announce that all employers with more 100 employees must require vaccines or weekly testing, multiple outlets reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration will require employers with more than 100 employees to m...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cbs News, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, The Washington Post, South Court Auditorium, White House Complex, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times, Azmi Haroun, Speed desk


Smoke Detector Triggers Alarm in Russian Segment of the International Space Station

An alarm went off on the International Space Station earlier this morning as cosmonauts woke up to the smell of smoke.Read more...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Mir, Outer Space, Jonathan McDowell, Zvezda, Jerry Linenger, in Russia, Nauka, Disaster Accident, Pyotr Dubrov, Oleg Novitsky, Russiaunited States Relations



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