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Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Genetics, Harvard, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department


See's Season 2 Trailer Is Live and David Bautista Joins the Series

Apple TV+ released a teaser trailer for the second season of the original streaming series See. August 27 marks the worldwide debut of the second season’s first episode, and new episodes will premiere weekly (not bingeable, sorry). A third season is already greenlit, and shooting is already underway in Canada.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Canada, Francis Lawrence, Teaser, Peter Chernin, See, Dave Bautista, Steven Knight, Tom Mison, Television Shows, Tamara Tunie, Jenno Topping, Jason Mamoa, Hoon Lee, Watchmen


Kevin Bacon Joins Toxic Avenger Film Cast As Main Villian

Actor Kevin Bacon has joined Legendary’s reboot of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 film, The Toxic Avenger as the film’s antagonist.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Showtime, Kevin Bacon, Jacob Tremblay, Jacques, Sebastian Shaw, Peter Dinklage, Human Interest, Macon Blair, Ferd, Swamp Thing, Hollow, Taylour Paige, Melvin Ferd, Troma Entertainment


This Shockingly Invasive Malware Stole Data from 3.25 Million Windows Computers

Between 2018 and 2020, a mysterious strain of malware infected and stole sensitive data from approximately 3.25 million Windows-based computers—taking with it a horrifying amount of intimate information about the users of those devices.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Paypal, Malware, Cybercrime, Netflix, Security Breaches, Coinbase, Cyberwarfare, Trusteer, Computer Programming, Technology Internet, Blackpos Malware, Invasive Malware Stole Data


Jessica Henwick Fulfills Her Dreams Starring in Fourth Matrix Film

Jessica Henwick has already tackled many iconic sci-fi and fantasy roles, with her most notable being Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones and Colleen Wing Netflix show Iron Fist. Next up on her resume is an undisclosed role in Lana Wachowski’s fourth Matrix movie.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, The Matrix, Iron Fist, Jessica, Lana Wachowski, Human Interest, The Wachowskis, Jessica Henwick, Henwick, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Kung Fu Films, Untitled Fourth Matrix Film


Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam's Trailer Is Beyond Meta

Few animated series have the pop culture IQ of Teen Titans Go!—and yet everyone has their blind spots. When it comes to Beast Boy, Robin, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire, theirs is they haven’t seen ‘90s classic Space Jam. Coincidentally, they’re all the property of Warner Bros, and with a new Space Jam film on the way, …Read more...
Tags: Space, Hbo, Science, Films, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Robin, Jam, Greg Cipes, Raven, Space Jam, Teen Titans, Cyborg, Hynden Walch, Tara Strong


Kevin Bacon Joins Toxic Avenger as the Main Villian

Actor Kevin Bacon has joined Legendary’s reboot of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 film, The Toxic Avenger as the film’s antagonist.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Showtime, Kevin Bacon, Jacob Tremblay, Jacques, Sebastian Shaw, Peter Dinklage, Human Interest, Macon Blair, Ferd, Swamp Thing, Hollow, Taylour Paige, Melvin Ferd, Troma Entertainment


These Google Links Can Keep Search Results From Ruining Your Life

Google is changing its search algorithm to help victims of revenge porn and online slander. According to the New York Times, Google will begin preventing websites that host defamatory content from appearing in the list of results when searching for a name. Google will also exclude websites with dubious names like…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Articles, Google Search, Companies, Cybercrime, Cyberbullying, Internet Culture, Revenge Porn, Search Engine Optimization, World Wide Web, Alphabet Inc, New York Times Google, Kashmir Hill, David Graff, Pandu Nayak


Netflix's Castlevania Is Getting a Spin-Off Series

The final day of Netflix’s “Geeked Week” began with some very welcome news. The team behind the Castlevania anime is officially, thankfully, and wisely returning to the world of the video games for another series, this time starring fan-favorite characters Richter Belmont and Maria Renard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Sports, Netflix, Platform Games, Simon, Rondo, Dracula, Annette, Human Interest, Alucard, Windows Games, Fictional Characters, Trevor Belmont, Richter Belmont, Maria Renard


Facebook Unveils AI Model That Copies Text Style From Images Using a Single Word

The past few years have taught us that our faces, voices, and lips can be copied and replicated with artificial intelligence. Now, an AI model created by Facebook researchers can imitate, edit, and replace handwritten and scene text using just a single word in an image.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Chatbot, Emerging Technologies, Computational Neuroscience, Applications Of Artificial Intelligence, Deepfake, Academic Disciplines, Technology Internet, Artificial Intelligence In Video Games, Textstylebrush


Scientists Produce Healthy Mice From Sperm Kept in Space for Nearly 6 Years

The longest biological experiment ever performed on the International Space Station has exposed the surprising durability of freeze-dried mouse sperm when exposed to space radiation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fertility, International Space Station, Reproduction, Sperm, Applied Sciences, George Dvorsky, Semen, Cosmic Rays, Expose, Branches Of Biology, Freeze Drying, Germ Cells, Prisha Tengku, International Space Station Experiments, Teruhiko Wakayama


Apple Channels Its Inner Little Mermaid to Try to Sell You the New iPad Pro

Although it’s been proven that Apple absolutely does not need any help selling its devices, the company was apparently feeling creative and in the mood for song when it created a parody ad based on The Little Mermaid for its new M1 iPad Pro. For unknown reasons, Apple hasn’t publicly premiered the ad, but it looks…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Little Mermaid


NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

An artist's concept of the NEOCam asteroid-hunting mission. NASA/JPL-Caltech A NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. NASA is finally advancing the telescope, called NEO Surveyor, after years of passing it over. By passing a key review, the telescope has escaped what one expert called "NASA mission limbo hell." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is finally moving forward with a space telescope that could spot asteroi...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Asteroids, Telescope, Trump, Near-earth Objects, Chelyabinsk, NASA JPL Caltech, Chelyabinsk Russia


Netflix's Resident Evil Live-Action Show Casts Lance Reddick as Wesker

We’ve been hearing so much recently about Netflix’s CG animated Resident Evil series, Infinite Darkness, that it can be tough to remember that the streaming service also has a in the works, too. But, thanks to Netflix’s Geeked Week, we finally our first major news about the show: FringeRead more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Films, Netflix, Jason, Leon, John Wick, Paola, Lance Reddick, Resident Evil, Windows Games, Wesker, Andrew Dabb, Claire Redfield, Ella Balinska, Nick Apostolides


House Lawmakers Say They Want to Break Up With Big Tech

A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced new antitrust legislation aimed at prying open Big Tech’s death grip on our lives. If the lawmakers get their way, it could mean that some of America’s largest tech companies will actually be broken up. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Publishing, Science, Monopoly, America, House, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Trump, U S House of Representatives, Legislatures, US House of Representatives, David Cicilline, David N Cicilline, Big Tech


Biden Reverses One of Trump’s ‘Most Reckless and Irresponsible’ Decisions

Conservation advocates are gearing up for a major win. On Friday, the Forest Service said it would “repeal or replace” a Trump-era rollback that allows companies to build roads and other infrastructure in much of America’s largest national forest. It could be biggest victory for public lands the Biden administration…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, America, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Biden, Forest Service, Trump, Alaska Wilderness League, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan Alaska, Tongass, Branko Marcetic, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Alaska Boroughs


John Cho Lends His Voice to Netflix's Wish Dragon

I know we’re all fawning over John Cho as Spike Spiegel in the live action series Cowboy Bebop, his newest role is voicing a curly-haired, hot-pink fire-breathing Dragon named Long in the new animated film Wish Dragon which premieres June 11. The film follows the friendship of Din (Jimmy Wong) and Long, and explores…Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Films, Netflix, Anime, Entertainment Weekly, John Cho, Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda, Cowboy Bebop, Spike Spiegel, Wish Dragon, Jimmy Wong, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


European Space Agency Lays Out Plans for Next 30 Years of Space Exploration

The future of space exploration is looking absolutely thrilling, as the European Space Agency has revealed its long-term plans for research that will, hopefully, identify potentially life-hosting planets beyond our solar system and scrutinize the earliest structures of the universe. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Lander, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Jupiter, Spaceflight, James Webb Space Telescope, Titan, Astrobiology, Outer Space, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Cosmic Vision, Future Of Space Exploration


Whale Takes One Bite, Sends Man Right Back to Kitchen

A humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod bit off more than it could chew on Friday when it accidentally caught a commercial lobster diver in its mouth. Michael Packard told CNN affiliate WBZ he was diving off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts when he unwittingly became a modern-day Jonah.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cnn, Cetaceans, Cape Cod, Whale, Jonah, Provincetown Massachusetts, WBZ, Humpback Whale, Humpback, Baleen Whales, Michael Packard, Jooke Robbins, Charles Mayo




Star Wars: The Bad Batch Finally Solved a Big Problem

Enough with the tangent missions. On this week’s episode of Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the crew finally did something for themselves—something they should have done a long time ago but didn’t know how. Thankfully, with the help of a familiar friend, Hunter, Tech, Echo, Wrecker (all Dee Bradley…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Rex, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Hunter, James Whitbrook, Jedi, Cross, Rhea Perlman, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Wrecker, Fictional Characters


A quantum physics lullaby to ward off your killer robot nightmares

The reports of humanity’s imminent demise at the hands of sentient killer robots have been greatly exaggerated. Based on the current state of artificial intelligence – that is, it’s really good at sifting through data and it can usually tell the difference between a dog and a cat – we don’t have to worry about “conscious” AI anytime soon. I put “conscious” in quotes because, as every article you’re likely to read on the subject will point out, we don’t really understand consciousness. There’s a ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Neural, Next Featured


John Cho Lends His Voice To Animated Netflix Film Wish Dragon

I know we’re all fawning over John Cho as Spike Spiegel in the live action series Cowboy Bebop, his newest role is voicing a curly-haired, hot-pink fire-breathing Dragon named Long in the new animated film Wish Dragon which premieres June 11. The film follows the friendship of Din (Jimmy Wong) and Long, and explores…Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Films, Netflix, Anime, Entertainment Weekly, John Cho, Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda, Cowboy Bebop, Spike Spiegel, Wish Dragon, Jimmy Wong, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture


Google's Quest to Kill the Cookie Is Creating a Privacy Mess

For the past few months, millions of Chrome users have been roped into Google’s origin trials for the tech meant to replace the quickly crumbling third-party tracking cookie. Federated Learning of Cohorts—or FLoC, for short—is a new kind of tracking technique that’s meant to be a friendlier, more privacy-protective…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Advertising, Marketing, Web Browsers, Software, Targeted Advertising, Duckduckgo, Don Marti, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Web Browsing History, Federated Learning of Cohorts, Technology Internet, Privacy Concerns Regarding Google


2 stunning panoramas show life on Mars through the eyes and ears of NASA's Perseverance rover

NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars. AP NASA's Perseverance rover has been snapping photos of Mars for several months. A new 360-degree video captures Mars' rocky terrain, plus the sound of its windy atmosphere. Another panorama gives a close-up look at the rover's tracks in the Martian soil. See more stories on Insider's business page. In its first 100 days on Mars, NASA's Perseverance rover took more than 75,000 images - including selfies, photos of mysterious rock...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Helicopter, Ingenuity, Jezero, Aria Bendix, Jezero Crater, Perseverance Mars Rover, First Perseverance


China’s New Rover Captures Unique Selfie on Mars

The Zhurong rover, whose name translates to “fire god,” used a detachable wireless camera to capture a clever image of itself and its landing platform on the surface of Mars.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Environment, Lander, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Perseverance, Mars rovers, In China, Utopia Planitia, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Tianwen 1, Zhurong


The Witcher Season 2 Footage Is Here, and Its All About Ciri

It’s brief, but Netflix has given us a new look at the sophomore season of its smash-hit fantasy The Witcher, and while its titular hero is missing in action, it prepares us to see one more of its cast ascend to the School of the Wolf in their own right.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Literature, Henry Cavill, Wolf, CD Projekt Red, Ciri, The Witcher, Yennefer, Cd Projekt, The Lady of the Lake, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Geralt of Rivia, Creative Works


Puppets and Gore Make a Delightful Combo in Horror Short Snore

We’ve featured the world of filmmaker Luther Bhogal-Jones on io9 before, but his latest is quite different from his John Carpenter-ish short film Goodnight, Halloween. That said, Snore is still very much in the horror genre—it just involves a lot more puppets.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Karen, Gore, John Carpenter, Callum, Mayhem, Ruckus, Snoring, Entertainment Culture, Luther Bhogal Jones, Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts, Garry Robson, His John Carpenter


Miami and Space - the new battlegrounds for tech's top egos

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Miami techies bristle at Silicon Valley "saviors"Palantir's TikTok astro-momThe most promising startups of 2021 Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to David Bowie's "Starman." This week: Tech egos are clashing, from the shores of Miami to...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Space, Science, Enterprise, Microsoft, Softbank, America, Newsletter, Trends, Virgin Galactic, David Bowie, Venture Capital, Richard Branson, Miami, Silicon Valley


See Season 2 Trailer Is Live and David Bautista Joins the Series

Apple TV+ released a teaser trailer for the second season of the original streaming series See. August 27 marks the worldwide debut of the second season’s first episode, and new episodes will premiere weekly (not bingeable, sorry). A third season is already greenlit, and shooting is already underway in Canada.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Canada, Francis Lawrence, Teaser, Voss, Peter Chernin, See, Dave Bautista, Steven Knight, Tom Mison, Television Shows, Tamara Tunie, Jenno Topping, Jason Mamoa, Hoon Lee



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