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New Bill Would Ban Bitcoin Mining Across New York State for Three Years

A new bill that hit the New York state senate on Monday is aiming to put a multi-year pause on crypto mining operations across the state until authorities can fully suss out what that mining is doing to the climate and local environment. Bill 6486 is being spearheaded by state Sen. Kevin Parker, who had previously…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, Science, Environment, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Bill, Jack Dorsey, Andrew Cuomo, Cryptocurrencies, Carbon Footprint, New York State, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Kevin Parker


Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce. Ted S. Warren/AP Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work. The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty. Here are the foundation's biggest projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They w...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nigeria, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Gates, West Africa, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Time Magazine, Bill, Seattle, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates


The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, America, Trends, Features, United States, U2, Aol


Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates married in 1994, and the Microsoft cofounder said they were ending their union. The Gates spends much of their $130 billion fortune on charity through the Bill and Melinda Foundation. The pair have three children together. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage of 27 years, the billionaire Microsoft cofounder tweeted on Monday."After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on o...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Warren Buffett, Bill, Melinda Gates, Forbes, James Titcomb, Melinda, Tech Insider, Melinda Foundation, Tech Executives, Katie Canales


Jeff Bezos Supports Corporate Tax Hike But Conspicuously Fails to Endorse $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, released a statement late Tuesday saying that he generally supports President Joe Biden’s desire to invest in infrastructure, along with a rise in the corporate tax rate. But some of the things Bezos doesn’t support in the statement are conspicuous in their absence.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Economy, Janet Yellen, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Trump, Bezos, Business Roundtable, Tax haven, Business Finance, Businesspeople, Bill Jeff Bezos


There's Still Hope for Attack the Block 2

The Flash movie has lost its Henry Allen. Get a look at the Mortal Kombat movie’s take on Kabal in new footage. Marc Webb teams up with Seth Grahame-Smith for a new R.L. Stine adaptation at Disney. Plus, what’s coming on Batwoman and Van Helsing. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Disney, Harry, Batwoman, Bill, Kate, Frost, Barry, The Flash, Edmunds, John Boyega, Entertainment Weekly, Mel, Supergirl, Spider


Utah Lawmakers Pass Bill to Require 'Porn Filters' on All Tablets and Phones Sold in the State

Pour one out for all the horny folks in Utah, y’all. The state’s legislature has passed its baffling “porn filter” bill, which would mandate a default filter for “material that is harmful to minors” on all tablets and smartphones sold in the state beginning in 2022. Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Electronics, United States, Social Issues, Websites, Pornography, Pornhub, Bill, Spencer Cox, Optical Filter, Internet Pornography, Electronic Filter, Susan Pulsipher


Activision Blizzard Hires Bush-Era Torture Apologist As Chief Compliance Officer

Activision Blizzard announced yesterday that Frances F. Townsend, a former George W. Bush-era counterterrorism appointee and torture apologist, would become its new head of compliance, in charge of making sure the company doesn’t run afoul of the varying laws and regulations throughout all of the countries the Call of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Violence, Bill, Torture, George W Bush, War On Terror, Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Waterboarding, Activision Blizzard, Bush, John Roberts, Tom Ridge, Abu Ghraib, Hayden


2 real-estate moguls are accused of arranging swift COVID-19 vaccinations for their country-club friends at a Florida nursing home, as millions of others wait in line

A syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers in California seen on December 16, 2020. Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool Two New York real estate moguls are accused of arranging hasty COVID-19 vaccinations for their contacts at a Florida country club, Page Six reported. The paper's sources accused brothers Bill and David S. Mack of making a list of contacts who could get the vaccine at a Florida nursing home. A spokesperson for the Macks told Page Six they had been...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, David, Tennessee, News UK, Bill, Times, Palm Beach, David Mack, Voice of America, Ron DeSantis


Tappity raises $1.3M for its interactive and educational video library for kids

When kids today want to learn about a new topic they’re interested in, they’ll often turn to YouTube. But the quality of the educational content on the platform can be hit or miss, depending on what specific videos kids happen to come across. Tappity, a digital educational startup now backed by $1.3 million in seed funding, aims to offer an alternative. Its video library offers entertaining and interactive live-action videos kids enjoy, while also ensuring the content itself is aligned with curr...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Apps, Y Combinator, Family, Science, Kids, Education, Parents, Stem, Tech, Chad, Bill, Edtech, PANGEA, Cto


Copyright Cops Put a Gun to Americans' Heads With the Covid Relief Bill

Late Tuesday night, Congress finally found the time to work out a modest covid-19 relief package that was tucked into a must-pass spending bill. Also included in the package was a pair of controversial copyright bills that will make the web a more dangerous place for sharing. What are you gonna do about it?
Tags: Science, Congress, Copyright, Streaming, Bill, Stimulus, Thom Tillis, Omnibus, Felony, CASE Act, COVID relief


Researchers predict coronavirus deaths in the US could double by April, even as vaccines could save close to 9,000 lives

Medical staff move bodies from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center to a refrigerated truck on April 2, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images A report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington expects the cumulative COVID-19 death toll will reach 539,000 by April 1. About 282,000 Americans have died due to the virus as of December 7. The report predicts vaccines will prevent 9,000 deaths before April 1, and "speed the transition ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Kansas, Pfizer, Bill, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Polaroid, Brooklyn New York, US Food and Drug Administration


Researchers predict US coronavirus deaths could double by April and say masks could save more lives than vaccines before then

Medical staff move bodies from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center to a refrigerated truck on April 2, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images A report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington expects the cumulative COVID-19 death toll will reach 539,000 by April 1. About 282,000 Americans have died due to the virus as of December 7. The report predicts vaccines will prevent 9,000 deaths before April 1, and "speed the transition ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Kansas, Pfizer, Bill, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Polaroid, Brooklyn New York, US Food and Drug Administration


Massachusetts Lawmakers Voted To Ban Police From Using Facial Recognition Tech

Massachusetts lawmakers voted on Monday to pass a police reform bill that would outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by police departments and other public agencies in the state. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Massachusetts, Bill, Police Departments, Recognition, George Floyd, Police Reform Bill


6 vaccine experts told us how they'll decide whether to get a coronavirus shot

Getty Business Insider asked six infectious-disease experts when they'd feel confident getting a coronavirus vaccine.  Their answers varied in terms of which data would convince them.  Richard Condit, a retired University of Florida virologist, said he'd trust the scientists making the critical regulatory decision. Ultimately, if they recommended people his age get the shot, he'd likely get it, he said.  Other experts wanted more. University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Paul Offit emphasized the...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Public Health, Harvard, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Philadelphia, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Vaccine, Bill


Brexit: controversial internal market bill passes final Commons hurdle — as it happened

Bill passes to Lords after MPs vote 340-256 in favour; UK hits record daily number of new Covid casesBoris Johnson apologises for getting lockdown rules wrongCovid lockdowns in north-east England: new rules explainedIs Boris Johnson really ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’?UK economy faltering before second Covid-19 waveCoronavirus – latest global updates 9.55pm BST That’s it for tonight, after another tumultuous evening in the House of Commons. To recap, MPs voted 340 to 256, majority 84, in favour ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Education, Wales, UK News, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Further Education, Bill, Johnson, north east England, EU Continue


Brexit: controversial internal market bill passes final Commons hurdle

Bill passes to Lords after MPs vote 340-256 in favour; UK hits record daily number of new Covid casesBoris Johnson apologises for getting lockdown rules wrongCovid lockdowns in north-east England: new rules explainedIs Boris Johnson really ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’?UK economy faltering before second Covid-19 waveCoronavirus – latest global updates 8.51pm BST The SNP has responded to the Internal Market Bill passing its final hurdle in the Commons, calling it a “power grab bill” Ian Blackford ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Education, Wales, Scotland, Eu, UK News, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, SNP, Boris Johnson, Tories, Further Education


5 vaccine experts told us what they'd need to know before they'd feel comfortable taking a coronavirus shot

Getty Business Insider asked five infectious-disease experts when they'd feel confident getting a coronavirus vaccine.  Their answers varied in terms of what data would convince them.  Richard Condit, a retired University of Florida virologist, said he'd trust the scientists making the critical regulatory decision. Ultimately, if they recommend people his age get the shot, he'd likely get it, he said.  Other experts wanted more. University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Paul Offit emphasized the n...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Public Health, Harvard, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, GlaxoSmithKline, Vaccine, Bill, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Bill Gates Is Rapidly Losing Trust in the FDA and CDC

With the release of their foundation’s latest annual Goalkeepers Report, Bill and Melinda Gates are doing a lot of interviews and pushing one primary message: The U.S. is failing in its coronavirus response, and that represents a failure for the globe. That’s something we’ve heard from Bill Gates repeatedly since the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Bill Gates, Fda, Vaccine, Bill, Donald Trump, Melinda Gates, Coronavirus, Anti Trust Trump


Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as India's death toll passes 80,000

Global deaths pass 925,000; WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn; India suffers 1,054 deaths, pushing total past 80,000. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Covid cases near 30m as China expects vaccine as soon as NovemberPeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawl 6.16am BST India reported 83,809 new coronavirus infections for its lowest daily jump ...
Tags: England, Science, China, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Bill, Bavaria, Melinda Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


'Covid has magnified every existing inequality' – Melinda Gates

Pandemic could result in a ‘lost decade’ for developing countries says co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in stark reportThe world’s poorest countries risk a lost decade of development unless leaders move quickly to help them recover from the fallout of Covid-19, Melinda Gates told the Guardian.The co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has committed $350m (£270m) to support the global response to the pandemic, said it was in the hands of the global community to deci...
Tags: Science, World news, Poverty, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill, Melinda Gates, Sustainable Development Goals, Melinda Gates Foundation, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Bill Gates says the pandemic wiped out 25 years of vaccine progress in 25 weeks

"The COVID-19 pandemic has not only stopped progress, it's pushed it backwards," Gates said. Poverty, vaccination rates, GDP, and reading scores are all taking a major dive. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Goalkeepers 2020 On Monday, the Gates Foundation released its annual Goalkeepers report, meant to measure global progress on development goals including reducing poverty, improving access to clean water, healthcare, and vaccines, as well as more...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, Bill Gates, Gaza, West Africa, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Bill, Gates, Gates Foundation, Afp


Bill & Ted Face the Music Caps the Franchise Most Excellently

Take Excellent Adventure, tie in Bogus Journey, shove them through time as well as a modern lens, and you’ve got Dean Parisot’s Bill & Ted Face the Music, the very funny, very moving, very fitting third film in the saga. It is most triumphant, with only a sprinkle of heinous.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bill, Keanu Reeves, Chris Matheson, Alex Winter, Dean Parisot, Ed Solomon, Samara Weaving, Orion Pictures, Brigette Lundy Paine, Anthony Carrigan, Bill and Ted Face The Music, Bill Ted Face, Ted Face


The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Might Feature Another Familiar Star Wars: The Clone Wars Face

The duo behind Host are teaming up for a new horror adventure. Bill and Ted meet Death again in a new Face the Music clip. Peacock sets its eyes on a killer short film about drones for a new series. Plus, The Haunting of Bly Manor sets up a spooky tease, and go behind-the-scenes on Tenet. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Ted, Bill, Host, Obi Wan Kenobi, Rob Savage, Skywatch, Bill Ted Face The Music, Broil, Jed Shepherd, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Tremors Shrieker Island, All The Moons, The Fog 2, Tigtone


Bill & Ted Co-Writer Chris Matheson on the Evolution of Those Excellent Dudes

It’s been a crappy year, to put it mildly, but one bright beacon has been the promise of Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third adventure featuring the time-traveling dudes played by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Like the other two Bill & Ted films, it’s co-written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, and io9 recently got…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Interview, Religion, Bill, Keanu Reeves, Buddha, Chris Matheson, Bill Ted, Alex Winter, Ed Solomon, Bill And Ted, Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted Face The Music, Bill Ted Face, Bill And Teds Bogus Journey


House Releases Bill to Keep the USPS Alive Until After the Election

On Wednesday, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives released the legislation in response to controversial administrative changes at the U.S. Postal Service. As more Americans have become concerned that the changes at the USPS pose a threat to the presidential election in November, the House has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Post Office, House, Usps, House Of Representatives, Bill, U S Postal Service, Postal Apocalypse


SDCC 2020 Exclusives From Mondo Include Ghostbusters, Bill and Ted, and Toothless

Anyone out there completely overwhelmed with the sheer mountain of Comic-Con 2020 exclusives available online? If so, our apologies, we’re about to make it much, much, worse.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ted, How To Train Your Dragon, Bill, Posters, Ghostbusters, Exclusive, Mondo, Ken Taylor, San Diego Comic Con, Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure, Matt Ryan Tobin, Comic Con 2020, We Buy Your Kids


Bill & Ted Face The Music's New Trailer Brings the Best Kind of Time Travel Nonsense

Paradoxes. Band recruitment across space and time. Extremely swole futures. You name, it, Bill and Ted (and ) are up for it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ted, Bill, Warner Bros, Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Orion Pictures, Bill and Ted Face The Music


From hunger to abuse: how Covid-19 has affected women worldwide

Experts fear the pandemic may set gender equality back decades. Here, seven women explain the struggles it has brought and their hopes for the futureMore men than women may have contracted Covid-19 around the world, but experts have warned that the pandemic may set gender equality back by decades.Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said in a paper this week that policymakers risked prolonging the crisis and slowing economic recovery if they ignored the gendered ...
Tags: Science, Women, Life and style, World news, Global development, Bill, Melinda Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation, Women's rights and gender equality, Coronavirus outbreak


EU Court: On Second Thought, Apple Doesn't Have to Pay That $15 Billion Irish Tax Bill

Apple is doing a victory dance today. The second-highest European Union court has overturned a decision that the Cupertino-based tech giant would have to pay $14.9 billion (€13 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Taxes, Tax, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Bill, Cupertino, Corporate Greed



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