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CERN’s LHCb breakthrough will reveal a lot about the universe’s origins

What happened at the beginning of the universe, in the very first moments? The truth is, we don’t really know because it takes huge amounts of energy and precision to recreate and understand the cosmos on such short timescales in the lab. But scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Switzerland aren’t giving up. Now our LHCb experiment has measured one of the smallest differences in mass between two particles ever, which will allow us to discover much more about our enigmatic cosmi...
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The WHO warned that the Delta coronavirus variant is the 'fittest' strain yet and will 'pick off' the most vulnerable people

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images The Delta coronavirus variant is on track to become the dominant strain in many nations. WHO officials said Monday that the Delta variant is "faster" and "fitter." "It will pick off the more vulnerable more efficiently than previous variants," Dr. Mike Ryan said. See more stories on Insider's business page. World Health Organization officials warned Monday that the Delta coronavi...
Tags: UK, Science, India, US, Trends, Research, News UK, Delta, Who, World Health Organization, Financial Times, Cnbc, Mike Ryan, Ryan, Altaf Qadri, Coronavirus


Black Widow's Cate Shortland Tells Us Why Now Is the Time for Natasha's Film

We know all about Iron Man. We know all about Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and even a bit about Hawkeye. But until now, that fifth founding member of the Avengers, Black Widow, has remained mostly a mystery—until next month. That’s when, after being introduced to fans 11 years ago, Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Thor, Iron, Marvel Studios, Hawkeye, Hulk, Pearson, Cut, Eric, Natasha, Germain Lussier, Natasha Romanoff, David Harbour


Delta variant rates doubled in the US in 2 weeks, Fauci said: from 9.9% to 20.6%. It could derail the US COVID-19 recovery.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on June 22, 2021 The White House The Delta variant is the "greatest threat" to US COVID-19 efforts, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday. He said its prevalence in the US doubled within 2 weeks, a worrying sign. The variant is more transmissible and dangerous than other types of the coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. The proportion of Delta variant coronavirus cases in the US doubled in two weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday.Speaking a...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Delta, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Variant, Fauci


His Dark Materials Starts Production on Its Final Season

It’s time to free the multiverse. HBO’s His Dark Materials has entered production on its third and final season, which sees Lyra (Dafne Keen) and Will (Amir Wilson) going to the ends of the earth to find each other, their friends, and eventually salvation.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Literature, James McAvoy, Philip Pullman, Ruth Wilson, Gomez, Chevalier, Coulter, Poppins, Baruch, Jamie Ward, Speculative Fiction, Keen, Woolfe, Lee Scoresby


For the Love of Star Wars, Someone at Lucasfilm Take Emilia Clarke's Notes and Do Something

She, unlike some of , has pages.Read more...
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Netflix's Latest Dating Series Puts Monster Kink at the Forefront

I was going about my morning routine, just another normal Wednesday, when lo, the world’s most cursed tweet blessed my timeline from the @NetflixUK account. Behold.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Disney, Articles, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Community, Beauty and the Beast, Monster, Rob Delaney, Kink, Furry, Human Interest, Semrush, Subcultures


Fauci opened up about the hate mail he receives, with people calling him Hitler and sending death threats to his wife and daughters

Pool / Pool/ Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about the harassment he faces on a recent New York Times podcast. The infectious disease expert has been called a fascist and received death threats targeting his family. Fauci chalked up the most extreme comments to politicized misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci has received an overwhelming amount of public attention in the past year and a half, and it would be an understatement to say it...
Tags: Florida, Science, Sway, Trends, New York Times, Hitler, Conspiracy Theories, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Roger Stone, Fauci, Swisher, Ron DeSantis, Kara Swisher, New York Times Opinion, Coronavirus


Kids are more likely to be vectors for fast-spreading new coronavirus strains like the Delta variant, former FDA chief says

A girl wearing gloves and a face mask before going to the park in Turkey. Not related to this story. Aykut Unlupinar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Officials are warning about the spread of the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the UK. Scott Gottlieb said such contagious variants mean "kids are becoming more likely to be vectors." He predicted that children and schools could "become more of a focal point of spread." See more stories on Insider's business page. The former head ...
Tags: UK, Science, New York City, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, News UK, Delta, Bill De Blasio, Fda, Cnbc, US Food and Drug Administration, Squawk Box, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gottlieb


Google Glass Was Ugly, but Facebook's AR Baseball Hat Might Actually Be Worse

One of the biggest hurdles for augmented reality devices is design: No one wants to wear an obvious gadget on their face. Realizing the issues Google Glass had with gaining consumer traction, it seems Facebook may embrace a unique design for a future wearable. Folks, it’s a baseball hat. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Clothing, Software, Google Glass, Htc, Headgear, Ar, Augmented Reality, Hats, Fedora, Cowboy Hat, Technology Internet, 2nd Millennium


Steven Spielberg's Pretty OK With Netflix Now

Steven Spielberg has had an intriguing character arc as of late. He caused a little drama a few years ago for his purported belief that movies made for Netflix that get theatrical award season runs shouldn’t qualify for Oscars. Then he worked with Apple TV and whatever the hell Quibi was. Now, the lauded filmmaker has…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California, Halo, Netflix, Showtime, Roku, Oscars, Ted Sarandos, Steven Spielberg, American Culture, Amblin Partners, Scott, Stuber, Amblin Entertainment, Amazing Stories


Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts to Do Anything on Windows and macOS

Keyboard shortcuts are your not-so-secret weapon for maximizing your productivity and blazing through tasks at top speed. From dropping GIFs into chats to searching Wikipedia in an instant and everything in between, keyboard shortcuts can come in really handy. You don’t just have to settle for the standard list of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Wikipedia, Software, Windows 10, File Explorer, User Interfaces, Alfred, Shortcut, Autohotkey, Taskbar, Keyboard Shortcut, System Software, User Interface Techniques, Technology Internet, Context Menu


Ancient Elephants Quickly Shrank Into Dwarfs on the Island of Sicily, DNA Suggests

Tens of thousands of years ago, so-called dwarf elephants inhabited the island of Sicily off the coast of Italy. Apparently, it didn’t take long for these elephants to shrink after their arrival on the island. New research suggests that the 10-ton behemoths that originally came to Sicily slimmed down quickly, losing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Elephants, Italy, Charles Darwin, Sicily, Mammals, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Insular Dwarfism, Palaeoloxodon, Quaternary, Cenozoic, Pleistocene Extinctions, Dwarf Elephant, Prehistoric Cyprus, Straight Tusked Elephant


Airlines to DOJ: Please, Start Putting Passengers From Hell in Prison

Airline trade associations and unions are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to do something about the inundation of soulless passengers raising drunken hell in the lawless skies. Specifically, they want them put in prison.Read more...
Tags: Science, Aviation, Airlines, Gizmodo, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Flight Attendant, Alaska Airlines, U S Department of Justice, US Department of Justice, American Airlines Group, Merrick Garland, Low Cost Carriers, Human Activities, Disaster Accident


Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Shadowdale

You’d be forgiven for thinking Scott Ciencin’s 1989 Dungeons & Dragons novel Shadowdale primarily takes place in the city of Shadowdale. Or that Shadowdale would be mentioned at some point during the first half of the novel, or even that the main characters would enter Shadowdale before the 75% mark. You’d be wrong on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dungeons Dragons, Kel, Caitlin, Bane, Tantras, Tracy Hickman, CYRIC, Margaret Weis, Magic In Dungeons Dragons, Scott Ciencin, Shadowdale, Elminster, Forgotten Realms Adventures, Kelemvor, Richard Awlinson


Werewolves Within's Quirky Characters Make It a Howling Good Time

The set-up for Werewolves Within is familiar: a newcomer to a small town realizes there’s something very strange about his new neighbors and surroundings. But the horror-comedy—directed by Josh Ruben, written by Mishna Wolff, and based on the Ubisoft VR game—leans into the “comedy” side of that genre designation,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Ubisoft, Mafia, What We Do In The Shadows, Finn, Rogers, Josh Ruben, Glenn, Betsy, Cheyenne Jackson, Rebecca Henderson, Michael Watkins, Werewolf, Sarah Burns, Werewolves Within


Updates From Borderlands, Superman and Lois, and More

Peter Capaldi re-teams with Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat for a haunting new Amazon venture. Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson are getting time-bending with trauma for Alex Lehmann’s sci-fi rom-com. Plus, Godspeed’s back at it again on The Flash, and good news for Solar Opposites. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Superman, Kaley Cuoco, Fox, Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat, Eli Roth, Pete Davidson, Hour, Lois, Fantasy Island, Jessica Raine, Ricardo Montalban, Scooby Doo


The Boys Showrunner Says Season 3 Will Explore How 'Politics Are Turning Us on Each Other'

In The Boys’ first and second seasons, the Amazon Studios show drew from both Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s original comic series and also the realities of our present world, telling a story about a mega corporation and other power players hellbent on fundamentally reshaping the world to better suit their …Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Supernatural, Jensen, Kripke, Amazon Studios, Stormfront, Darick Robertson, Garth Ennis, Jensen Ackles, Eric Kripke, The Boys, Fictional Characters, Dynamite Entertainment, Homelander, American Television Series


The date of Jeff Bezos' trip to space isn't a coincidence - it's the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon

Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Heritage Space/Heritage Images via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will travel to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket on July 20, 2021. The date has good mojo in space history: It's the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Bezos is obsessed with Apollo 11 - he retrieved pieces of its engine from the ocean in 2013. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' trip aboard a Blue Origin rocket next month will t...
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Cops Got Freebies to Sell Ring Doorbell Cameras

Los Angeles police officers who convinced their colleagues to purchase products from Amazon’s home security company, Ring, received compensation in the form of free and discounted Ring products, an arrangement that LAPD appears to deny violated any rules against officers accepting paid endorsements.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Los Angeles, Law Enforcement, National Security, Lapd, Ring, Smart Doorbell, Neighbors, Los Angeles Police Department, Television Series, Crime Prevention, American Television Series, Crime Mapping


The OnePlus Merger With Oppo Might Be the End of Android Enthusiast Phones

One over-used description of Android is the “platform of choice,” but what happens when those choices all become...exactly the same? The that OnePlus is headed for “deeper integration” with its overseas parent company, Oppo, could cause a shakeup in the Android smartphone landscape.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Motorola, Science, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Nexus, Huawei, Oneplus, Oxygenos, Hasselblad, Oppo, Carl Pei, OnePlus 3


Evil Chomps Into Season 2 With Sinister Glee

The season one finale of Evil—formerly of CBS, now on the newly-dubbed Paramount+ streaming service—aired all the way back in January 2020 (here’s a recap if you’ve since forgotten its finer points). is finally here and “N Is for Night Terrors” picks right back up with our trio of supernatural investigators…Read more...
Tags: Science, Evil, Cbs, Catholic, Paramount, Kristen, Luke Cage, Marx, George, Sheryl, Aasif Mandvi, Mike Colter, Christine Lahti, Peter Scolari, Michael Emerson, Exorcism


The Worst Deals of Amazon Prime Day 2021 (Update: Day 2)

Plenty of other sites on the internet will clog your feeds today with all the somewhat decent on Amazon Prime Day. We tip our hats to them and thank them for their service. Gizmodo, however, has an annual tradition of charging one poor schmuck (me) with wading through the internet’s…Read more...
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Lenovo's Revamped ThinkPad X1 Extreme Is Now Slimmer and Way More Powerful

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme was already a great system for people who needed a powerful and sturdy mobile workhorse, but for this year’s refresh, Lenovo has made pretty much everything better while still cutting down on thickness and giving the laptop a big boost in performance. Read more...
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Supreme Court Rules Cheerleader’s ‘F*ck School’ Snapchat Post Was Protected Speech

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania high school violated the First Amendment rights of a former cheerleader by punishing her for saying “fuck school” on Snapchat. The decision potentially restricts schools’ ability to regulate students’ off-campus speech.Read more...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Education, Pennsylvania, Cheerleading, U S Supreme Court, American Civil Liberties Union, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Snap Inc, Case law, Human Activities, Brandi Levy, Mahanoy Area School District V Bl, First Amendment To The United States Constitution, United States Federal Courts


More than 3,500 women have reported period changes after their COVID-19 vaccine - but people should still get their shot, leading experts say

A person receives the AstraZeneca vaccine in Bologna, Italy on March 19, 2021. Michele Lapini/Getty Images People have reported heavier periods, delayed periods, or unexpected vaginal bleeding after a COVID-19 vaccine. But leading experts said these changes were mild and shouldn't deter people from getting a shot. The reports do not necessarily mean that COVID-19 vaccines change the menstrual cycle. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some women have reported changes to th...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, Healthcare, HPV, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Sunday Times, Male, Ward, Imperial College, Brien, OB GYN


Israel says it's facing a new COVID-19 outbreak fueled by the Delta variant, despite having the world's most-vaccinated population

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Yonatan Sindel/Pool via AP Israel is worried about the Delta coronavirus variant despite its widespread vaccinations. Its leader described a recent surge as a "new outbreak," and announced new prevention measures. Around 70% of new infections were the Delta variant, the director of Israel's health ministry said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel said it is battling a new outbreak of COVID-19, which struck despite its success...
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THE 600-WORD INTERVIEW: The guy who saved Healthcare.gov, and just helped Biden get 150 million Americans vaccinated, explains why we shouldn't just pay people to take the vaccine

Andy Slavitt, the head of President Biden's vaccine rollout and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune/Getty Images Andy Slavitt saved Healthcare.gov, ran Medicare and Medicaid, and headed up Biden's vaccine rollout. He says vaccine-hesitant people don't want to hear from the government. He says we can prevent pandemics if we're less selfish and don't politicize the science. See more stories on Insider's b...
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Coal Miners Go on Strike and Fox News Goes Silent

Early Tuesday morning, dozens of mineworkers from Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal Mine headed to New York City’s financial district. There, they protested outside the Wall Street firms that own controlling shares of their employer, including BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Friends, New York City, Alabama, Hillary Clinton, Coal, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Blackrock, Coal Mining, RACHEL CAMPOS DUFFY, Physical Sciences, Fuels, Warrior Met Coal



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