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Peloton Bike+ Was Vulnerable to Remote Hacking, Researchers Find

Following news that Peloton’s API exposed private user account data, McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team says the Bike+ had a dangerous flaw that could enable hackers to invisibly and remotely gain control of bikes. Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, California, Companies, Netflix, McAfee, Peloton, Advanced Threat Research, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation


A 56-Year-Old Plane Crash Mystery May Have Been Solved Thanks to California’s Drought

The record-setting drought in California has brought water levels to new lows. Now, dropping reservoir levels may have helped solve the mystery of a plane that crashed 56 years ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Drought, Nature, Folsom Lake, Sonar, American River, Anti Submarine Warfare, Physical Geography, Economy Of California, Disaster Accident, Droughts In The United States, Seafloor Systems, Droughts In California, Katherine Radican, Josh Tamplin


Taco Bell Giving Free Tacos to California Customers Who Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Taco Bell is giving away one free taco, specifically a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco, to anyone who brings proof of vaccination against covid-19 to their restaurants in California. But if you’re looking to score a free taco, you better act fast. The offer is only good today, June 15.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Doritos, Fast Food, Food And Drink, Street Food, Cuisine, Taco Bell, Taco, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Mark King, Fast Food Restaurants, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco, Fast Casual Restaurants, Health Medical Pharma, Cuisine Of The Western United States


Rarest bee genus in North America is not so rare after all

Canadian researchers have discovered that a bee thought to be rarest in North America, as the only representative of its genus, is no more than an unusual specimen of a widespread species. They have reclassified the mystery bee, collected in Nevada in the 1870s, as an aberrant specimen of the California digger-cuckoo bee, a cleptoparasitic bee, with females that lay eggs in the nests of digger bees.
Tags: Science, California, Nevada, North America


Disney’s U.S. Parks Abandon Mask Mandates for the Pinky Swear System

Starting Tuesday, June 15, if you’re fully vaccinated and going to either Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, or Disneyland in Anaheim, California, you will no longer be required to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of covid-19. Will you be asked to prove you’re vaccinated? No. .Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Policy, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Passports, Orlando Florida, Anaheim California, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma, The Disney, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic, United States Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic, Disney 's U S Parks Abandon Mask Mandates


Biodiversity 'hotspots' imperiled along California's streams

A study of woodland ecosystems that provide habitat for rare, endangered species along streams, rivers throughout California reveals some ecologically important areas are inadvertently benefitting from water humans are diverting for their own needs. Though it seems a short-term boon to these ecosystems, the artificial supply creates an unintended dependence on its bounty, threatens the long-term survival of natural communities and spotlights the need for changes in the way water is managed acros...
Tags: Science, California


Pandemic restrictions will largely vanish this week. Politics? Or science?

At the stroke of midnight on June 15, the spell will break. Masks can fall. Churches and gyms and movie theaters can fill up. We’ll finally be able to tell a smile from a scowl, and sales of lip balm — and, perhaps, breath mints — will surely rise. As California stands on the precipice of normalcy after more than a year of pandemic drama and trauma, some worry. Are we really ready? Is the state that valiantly vowed to follow the science really following the science? Juliana Ibaraki, a junior ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, California, Stanford, India, Sport, European Union, Public Health, Soccer, Metallica, States, UC Berkeley, Ny, New York State


The Wild Plan to Save 17 Million Salmon From California’s Megadrought by Driving Them to Sea

Usually, California’s iconic (and endangered) Chinook salmon hatch in freshwater bodies and then swim out to sea for most of their adult lives. But this year, Chinook populations in the state’s Central Valley will be hitching a ride downstream because severe drought conditions have made their traditional path…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Fish, Salmon, Central Valley, Atlantic Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Aquatic Animals, Regions Of The United States, Jason Julienne, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery, Cold Water Fish, Environmental Issues With Salmon, Wild And Scenic Rivers Of The United States, Juvenile Fish


Rapid Covid tests used in mass UK programme get scathing US report

Innova tests’ performance not proven and they should be returned to manufacturer or thrown in bin, says FDACoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass testing programme.In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the tests sh...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Innova, Coronavirus, US Food and Drug Agency FDA


US health agency gives lateral flow Covid tests scathing report

Innova rapid tests’ performance not proven and they should be returned to manufacturer or thrown in bin, says FDACoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass-testing programme.In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the te...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Innova, Coronavirus, US Food and Drug Agency FDA


DOJ Forced Apple to Reveal Data from Two House Democrats as Part of Trump's Leaker Crusade

It recently came to light that the Trump-era Department of Justice quietly seized phone records of journalists at the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times to suss out their sources as part of the administration’s rabid crackdown on leakers. Well, apparently the witch hunt didn’t stop there: In 2017 and 2018, a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Science, Rachel Maddow, California, Joe Biden, Companies, New York Times, Apple Inc, Trump, Adam Schiff, Washington Post CNN, Trumpukraine Scandal, Science And Technology In The United States, DOJ Forced Apple, Trump era Department of Justice


4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the Delta variant first found in India. Here's what variants are, and why experts are so concerned about them.

A health worker takes a swab from a man's nose through a glass shield (for safety) in New Delhi, India, on August 8, 2020. Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are being provided by the Indian government for free. Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants, including the Delta variant, that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Othe...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, India, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, Philippines


Prehistoric megalodon sharks might have been even bigger than previously thought. The chance discovery was made thanks to high schoolers.

An illustration of a megalodon. Shutterstock A new calculation for megalodon length suggests they were bigger than previously thought. Scientists designed a new formula after students on found the previous one was inaccurate. It led to estimates being revised up from 60ft to 65ft, four times that of a great white shark. See more stories on Insider's business page. A high-school trip prompted a scientific discovery when students found that a long-standing calculation to determine the...
Tags: Science, Maryland, California, Trends, News UK, Natural History Museum, Megalodon, Paleontology, Perez, Leipzig Germany, University of Swansea, Florida Museum of Natural History, Victor Perez, Leder, Calvert Marine Museum, Marianne Guenot


Machines can help wine grape industry survive labor shortage

Wine grape growers in California and elsewhere face increasing labor costs and severe labor shortages, making it difficult to manage and harvest a vineyard while maintaining profitability. Growers are increasingly turning to machines for pruning, canopy management and harvesting, but how well these practices are executed can substantially affect yield and quality. A new review by researchers at the University of California, Davis provides guidelines for growers to make the best use of machines.
Tags: Science, California, The University of California Davis


macOS Monterey Will Make All of Your Apple Devices Play Nice With Each Other

Apple’s new macOS got a new California-inspired name at WWDC on Monday. That was to be expected. But it still had some surprises in store for us with a lot of quality of life improvements and at least one big new feature.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California


Rural Southern California was rocked by swarm of earthquakes including one that was 5.3-magnitude

More than 150 earthquakes were recorded in Imperial County, California Saturday morning. US Geological Survey A rural area of Southern California was hit by a swarm of earthquakes Saturday morning. The largest was a 5.3-magnitude quake, according to the US Geological Survey. A seismologist on Twitter said Imperial Valley is known to have earthquake swarms. See more stories on Insider's business page. A swarm of 152 earthquakes were felt Saturday morning in California's Imperial V...
Tags: Science, California, Earthquake, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, News UK, San Diego, Nevada, Lucy Jones, Los Angeles Times, Southern California, US Geological Survey, Imperial County, Imperial Valley


Frightened Terns Abandon 1,500 Eggs After a Rogue Drone Crash-Landed on Nesting Island

Roughly 1,500 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a rogue drone crash-landed and scared off thousands of birds, the Orange County Register and New York Times reported this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Tern, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Geography Of California, Nicholas Molsberry, Elegant Tern, Protected Areas Of California, Melissa Loebl, Nesting Island, Orange County Register and New York Times


Dell Sued for Promising Alienware Laptops Could Be Upgraded

Dell is being taken to court in California over the company’s claims that its Alienware Area 51m-R1 gaming laptops can be upgraded.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Dell, Alienware Area


Public awareness, willingness to use gun violence restraining orders

This survey study in California assesses what the public knows about extreme risk protection orders and if people are willing to use them to prevent firearm-related harm, both in general and when a family member is at risk, and if not, why not. The orders temporarily suspend firearm and ammunition access by individuals a judge has deemed to be at substantial risk of harming themselves or others.
Tags: Science, California


A single wildfire last summer destroyed at least 10% of the world's giant sequoia trees, a new report found

In this April 22, 2021, photo provided by Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, fire scientists make measurements and assessments of a giant sequoia tree following the 2020 Castle Fire that burned within Sequoia National Park, Calif. Tony Caprio/Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks via AP A massive California wildfire last summer destroyed more than 10% of the world's giant Sequoia trees A new report obtained by the Visalia Times-Delta determined that the event was caused by climate ...
Tags: Science, California, Trends, Ap, Wildfire, Sequoia, National Park Service, Brigham, Sequoia National Park, SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK Calif, Visalia Times Delta, Sequoia And Kings Canyon, Southern Sierra Nevada, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, Erin Snodgrass, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks


10% of the World's Sequoias Burned in a Single Wildfire Last Year

The climate crisis has put sequoias on a dangerous path. A draft report from the National Park Service indicates that 10% of the largest trees in the world were wiped out in last year’s Castle Fire. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Sierra Nevada, National Park Service, US Geological Survey, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Giant Forest Museum, Sequoiadendron Giganteum, Nate Stephenson, Black Mountain Grove, Flora Of The United States, Christy Brigham, Thomas Swetnam, Sequoias Burned


Record Heat Worsens California's Already Punishing Drought

Summer has begun with a sizzle in California and the rest of the West. Large swaths of the state are baking under a heat wave, including areas in the Central Valley where the National Weather Service is warning there’s “little to no relief” from the brutal temperatures on Thursday. That will only reinforce the dire…Read more...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, California, Environment, Drought, Nature, Meteorology, Central Valley, Natural Disasters, Lake Mead, Heat Wave, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Disaster Accident, Droughts In The United States, Climate Change In California


A map of each state's most and least vaccinated counties shows stark divides in the US vaccine rollout

People wait in an observation area after getting a COVID-19 vaccination at an old TJ Maxx store in Lynchburg, Virginia, on March 13. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Across US counties, vaccination rates range from 0.1% to nearly 100%. The contrasts between each state's most and least vaccinated county reveal stark disparities. Unvaccinated communities remain vulnerable to coronavirus outbreaks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wherever you step foot in Martin...
Tags: New York, Science, News, California, Cdc, Kentucky, US, Los Angeles, Trends, United States, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, Tj Maxx, Lee, Jefferson County


You Can Now Ditch Uber for a Driver-Owned Rideshare App in New York City

The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called “Co-op Ride,” created by…
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, California, New York City, Social Issues, Transport, Waze, Doordash, Business Models, Erik Forman, States Of The United States, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Lyft And Uber Drivers Strikes, Michael Ugwu


This Bobcat Family Calling a Burned Out Tree Home Is All of Us

In a part of California badly scorched by the devastating Woolsey Fire, the National Park Service found three bobcat kittens—bobkittens, if you will—inside the charred cavity of an oak tree. It’s a sweet sign that animals are finding ways to adapt to the climate crisis, but also a sad reminder that they shouldn’t have…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Bobcat, Lynx, Joanne Moriarty, Geography Of The United States, Regions Of The United States, Mammals Of North America, Fauna Of The Western United States, Woolsey Fire the National Park Service


4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the variant first found in India. Here's what variants are, and why experts are so concerned about them.

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are four coronavirus variants that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Others coronavirus variants have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make peopl...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, India, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, Philippines


California's Drought Is So Bad, Farmers Are Ripping Up Almond Trees

Farmers in California are beginning to feel the heat. As the state plunges into a worsening drought, water deliveries have drastically fallen in much of California’s farmland. That’s forcing farmers to make tough decisions about the future of their operations. Some farmers are ripping up certain crops to plant less…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Drought, Almonds, Nature, Agriculture, Wall Street Journal, Civil Defense, Hydrology, Tom Butler, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Droughts In The United States, Almonds In California


One of the biggest fossil finds in California history has revealed ancient elephants, camels, and bone-crushing dogs

A fossilized mastodon skull and tusk discovered in an area of California east of Oakland. East Bay Municipal Utility District A ranger patrolling a watershed area east of Oakland, California discovered a trove of hundreds of fossils last summer from nearly a dozen ancient species. The site contains hundreds of petrified trees as well. It's one of the largest fossil finds in California history, and new fossils are still being unearthed there almost every day. The discovery include fossi...
Tags: Science, News, California, Trends, Earth, Features, North America, Fossils, San Francisco Bay, Sierra Nevada, Paleontology, Mastodon, Oakland California, Bones, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Shapiro


The 22-year-old who won $1 million in Ohio's vaccine lottery said her parents thought it was a joke

Abbigail Bugenske, who won the first $1 million jackpot for vaccinated Ohioans. AP/Office of the Ohio Governor Ohio's Vax-a-Million lottery will run for 5 weeks; each week a vaccinated resident will win $1 million. Abbigail Bugenske said her parents thought it was a prank when her name was called. Bugenske plans to spend the money on a new car and give some to charity. See more stories on Insider's business page. The 22-year-old won Ohio's $1 million Vax-a-Million lottery, an i...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, News, California, Trends, Ap, Ohio, Vaccine, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Mike DeWine, DeWine, Bugenske, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine


The most and least vaccinated counties in each US state, mapped

People wait in a observation area after getting a COVID-19 vaccination at an old TJ Maxx store in Lynchburg, Virginia, on March 13, 2021. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Across US counties, vaccination rates range from 0.1% to nearly 100%. The contrasts between each state's most and least vaccinated county reveals stark disparities. Unvaccinated communities remain vulnerable to coronavirus outbreaks. See more stories on Insider's business page. No matter where you step f...
Tags: New York, Science, News, California, Kentucky, US, Trends, Georgia, United States, Wyoming, Ohio, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tj Maxx, Lee, Campbell, Virginia Tech



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