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Amazon Trashes Millions of Products a Year at Just One Warehouse: Report

E-commerce titan Amazon destroys millions of items a year at just one of its fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom, according to an ITV report published on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Ipad, Publishing, Science, Environment, Articles, United Kingdom, Recycling, Boris Johnson, Packaging, Waste Management, Landfill, Greenpeace, Retailers, Dyson, Fife


The Jeff Bezos-backed company General Fusion is building a nuclear fusion plant, which is due to switch on in 2025

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Nuclear fusion company General Fusion is building a demonstration facility in the UK. Jeff Bezos has been an investor in General Fusion for over a decade. The new facility will begin construction next year, and should be operational by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. General Fusion, a Canadian company backed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, announced Thursday it's building a nuclear fusion facility in the UK.Genera...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, News, Trends, Walmart, Bbc, Oxford, Nuclear Fusion, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Nuclear Power Plant, MTF, Tech Insider, General Fusion, Culham


The Award for the WORST Anime Dub of All Time Goes to…

To me, Angel Cop is a classic among vintage Japanese anime. However, anime fans remain divided on it, with some calling it boring and others calling it a staple of 80s Japanese animation. One thing everyone agrees on about Angel Cop is the English dubbed version dialogue is bad. Like real bad. But it’s so damn funny,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Anime, COP, Lucifer, John Hunter, Lorelei, Funimation, Production IG, Raiden, Seinen Manga, Ichiro Itano, Discotek Media, Taku Kitazaki, Angel Cop, Itano


Watchmen Almost Cast a Different Actress as Laurie Blake aka Silk Spectre

Jean Smart is an acting pioneer with a career spanning over 40 years. She’s an experienced dramatic and comedy actress but seldom explored the sci-fi and superhero genres.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Sigourney Weaver, Damon Lindelof, Comedian, Yang, Sigourney, Dave Gibbons, Jean Smart, Allen Moore, Watchmen, The Emmys, Laurie Blake, Silk Spectre, Creative Works


Titans' Season 3 Trailer Teases a Death in the Family

We’ve known for a long time that Jason Todd will become the Red Hood on Titans this season, but our first look at the series’ return as an HBO Max exclusive gives us a glimpse of its take on one of the most iconic Batman storylines—and how the team’s going to react to the fall of the Dark Knight’s latest boy wonder.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Max, Robin, Titans, Barbara Gordon, Iain Glen, Jason Todd, Red Hood, Dick Grayson, Damaris Lewis, Fictional Characters, Blackfire, Anna Diop


Space Force Wages Its First War (on Cocaine)

Whoever dumped some 66 pounds (30 kilograms) of cocaine that washed up on a beach near Cape Canaveral, Florida, unintentionally gave the Space Force its first taste of the War on Drugs.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cocaine, Smuggling, Kennedy, Joseph Parker, Richard Nixon, Cape Canaveral Florida, Brevard County Florida, Sea Turtle, Space Force, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Psychoactive Drugs, Teratogens, Vasoconstrictors, Space Launch Delta 45


Disney+ Original Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire Series Will Debut in 2022

Creators from the African continent will put their artistic vision on display in the new ten-part film series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Disney, Companies, Animation, Disney Channel, Spider Man, The Walt Disney Company, Terence Neale, Peter Ramsey, Tshepo, Entertainment Culture, Anthony Silverston, Malcolm Wope, Terence Maluleke, Isaac Mogajane


Black Widow Could Be the First of Many Prequel Films According to Kevin Feige

Fans have been asking for a Black Widow movie since the first Avengers, but it never came. Now that Endgame has come and gone, we finally have a Black Widow solo film. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Black Widow, Thor, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Captain America, Natasha, Kevin Feige, Natasha Romanoff, Hela, Fictional Characters, Entertainment Culture, Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four, Certainly, Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three


Suicide Squad's King Shark Was a Pain in the Ass for James Gunn

James Gunn knows how to make VFX look realistic. His work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with creating Rocket Raccoon and Groot has made the characters a staple of the MCU.
Tags: Science, Films, Dc Comics, Shark, Rocket, Suicide Squad, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Sylvester Stallone, James Gunn, Groot, David Ayer, Human Interest, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, King Shark, English Language Films


YouTube Will Roll Out Picture-in-Picture Support to iOS Users Starting with Premium Subscribers

At long last, the YouTube app on iOS is getting picture-in-picture support, allowing users to continue watching videos in a small pop-up window while scrolling on their iPhones and iPads.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Youtube, Smartphones, Ipads, Software, Computing, Tablet Computers, Operating Systems, Ios 9, Alphabet Inc, iPad 2, YouTube Premium, Mobile Operating Systems


A second space rock hit Earth after the one that doomed the dinosaurs - a nail in the coffin of the mass extinction

An artist's depiction of the moment the Chicxulub asteroid struck in present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. Chase Stone One space rock hit Mexico 66 million years ago, causing a mass extinction that doomed the dinosaurs. A study suggests another asteroid struck Ukraine 650,000 years later, possibly warming the climate. These back-to-back impacts may have delayed Earth's recovery from the mass extinction. See more stories on Insider's business page. About 66 million years ago,...
Tags: Science, News, Montana, Mexico, Trends, Research, Ukraine, Nasa, Earth, Dinosaurs, Asteroid, North America, Yucatan Peninsula, Fahrenheit, University of Glasgow, Pickersgill


The US sent 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan - more than triple it initially pledged - as it deals with an unexpected outbreak

In this photo released by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, third from left, and Brent Christensen, the top U.S. official in Taiwan, fourth from left, hold up thank you cards as they welcome a China Airlines cargo plane carrying COVID-19 vaccines from Memphis. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control via AP The US on Sunday sent Taiwan 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the AP reported. Previously, the US said it would send 750,000 vaccine dos...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, China, US, International, Trends, Ap, Taiwan, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Memphis, Reuters, Duckworth, Johns Hopkins University


Amazon Has Removed RavPower From Its Store Amid Crackdown on Fake Reviews

Following a recent story from the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has removed RavPower and RavPower products from its online store in a renewed effort to crack down on fake reviews. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Review, Computing, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Aukey, Mpow, Wall Street Journal Amazon, Nicole Nguyen, 3d Publishing, Criticism Of Amazon, Technology Internet, User Review, Review Websites


'Vigilante Malware' Is Preventing People From Visiting Their Favorite Piracy Sites

There’s a “vigilante” malware campaign stalking the digital streets, with an apparent grudge against pirating websites and their patrons. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Security Breaches, Computer Virus, Bittorrent, Sophos, Paul Kersey, Travis Bickle, Andrew Brandt, Emotet, Technology Internet


Forget 5G, Super-Fast 6G Is Already Here

The march of technology waits for no one, so despite the fact that the blazing fast 5G speeds we’ve been promised are nowhere close to blanketing the entire country, Samsung’s already testing 6G in its labs. The test hardware delivers blistering speeds that promise to...well, we’ll figure that part out later.Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Nokia, Samsung, Netflix, Telecommunications, Data Centers, Samsung Electronics, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Türk Telekom, 6G, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting


James Cameron Explores His Cinematic Creative Process With Masterclass

Legendary director James Cameron has hopped on board the Masterclass train and is finally teaching his principles and techniques for directorial success.Read more...
Tags: Science, Film, Avatar, James Cameron, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Masterclass, Werner Herzog, Jim, David Rogier, Terminator Dark Fate, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, 20th Century Fox Films, Film Director


Ms. Marvel Comic Miniseries to Hit Shelves This September

Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, is the hero we need right now! It’s exciting to see her a part of the MCU with the new Disney+ show, but don’t forget the comics because a new series of books is upon us. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, MCU, Kamala Khan


The Delta variant boomed from 10% of all US coronavirus cases to 31% in just 11 days. It's more dangerous than other variants and could imperil the recovery.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose in Los Angeles. Mario Tama/Getty Images The Financial Times estimates the Delta variant made up a third of US COVID-19 cases as of last week. That would mean the variant's share of infections tripled in just 11 days. The CDC warned last week that the Delta variant could soon become dominant in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As of June 16, the Delta coronavirus variant made up 31% of all coronavirus cases ...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Financial Times, Scott Gottlieb, Mario Tama Getty


So That's What Loki's Powers Are

In each of Marvel’s films that Loki’s appeared in, the Asgardian trickster god’s gotten into all sorts of chaotic mischief using his intellect and an array of ill-defined mystical powers that allow him to conjure illusions. Though Loki’s copies have typically been convincing enough to give him enough time to run away…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Arthur C Clarke, Thor, Owen Wilson, Wiccan, Hunter, Loki, Agnes, Odin, Cabal, Fictional Characters, Frigga, Agatha Harkness, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture


Titans Season 3 Gives Us Batgirl in a Wheelchair

Barbara Gordon. Batgirl. Oracle. No matter what name she’s using, she’s one of the most famous DC Comics characters of all time. While she’s made a few live-action appearances, her latest will come in the form of HBO Max’s Titans and now we have our first look at her.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, Batgirl, Birds Of Prey, Batman, Bob, Warner Bros, Brenton Thwaites, Oracle, Joss Whedon, Robin, Alicia Silverstone, Potter


New Vaccine Failure Reminds Us How Much Worse Things Could Be Right Now

Late Wednesday, German pharmaceutical CureVac announced what it called “sobering” news about its experimental covid-19 vaccine candidate: In the interim results from a large clinical trial, the vaccine appeared to be only 47% effective. This latest disappointment is a reminder of how lucky the U.S. has been to have…Read more...
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A Classic Horror Story Looks Gory and Terrifying

Ever since Scream kind of reinvented the idea, meta-horror has been a rather familiar subgenre. These days, a horror movie barely even feels like a horror movie if one of the characters hasn’t seen Halloween 50 million times or drops in a few references to David Cronenberg or Dario Argento. Netflix’s new film, A…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Films, Netflix, David Cronenberg, David Bellini, Dario Argento, Jason Voorhees, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Evil Dead, Midsommar, The Cabin in the Woods, Roberto De Feo, Horror Film, Creative Works, English Language Films


Federal Ban on Warrantless 'Stingrays' Finds Bipartisan Support

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pursuing a federal ban against the use of controversial cellphone-tracking gear without the express permission of a judge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Mobile Security, Ted, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Stingray, US Marshals, Mobile Phone, Ron Wyden, Steve Daines, Harris Corporation, Ted Lieu, Tom McClintock, Telecommunications Equipment


Costa Rica rejected a Chinese vaccine, saying it is not effective enough, as China's shot come under increased scrutiny

A nurse prepares a shot of COVID-19 vaccine on May 7, in Escazu, Costa Rica Arnoldo Robert/Getty Images Costa Rica said Wednesday that will not purchase the Sinovac vaccine from China. Officials said that data showed that it was not effective enough against the coronavirus. Some places using China's other vaccine - Sinopharm - have had unexpected surges in virus cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Costa Rica's vaccination advisory board turned down China's...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, China, Trends, Turkey, Chile, News UK, Who, Vaccine, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Mongolia, Jakarta, Seychelles, World Health Organization WHO, Sinovac


The Best Android 12 Features We've Found So Far

The second build of the Android 12 Beta is out, and it’s jam-packed with features. We were already expecting a major visual overhaul with what Google has called Material You, but now you can actually get a glimpse of the new theming engine in this latest release. The Privacy Dashboard is also available to try, plus a…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Beta, Google Assistant, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet, Android Version History, Android 12


First Murder Hornet of 2021 Was Just Found in the U.S.

Scientists found their first dead murder hornet of 2021 in the U.S. Yeah, the ones with stings that feel “like having red-hot thumbtacks” stabbed into your skin and spit painful venom into humans’ eyes. Those ones. Not great news, perhaps, but don’t freak out too much yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Insects, Asian giant hornet, Hornet, Honey Bee, Hymenoptera, Marysville Washington, Sven Spichiger, Osama El Lissy, Vespidae, US Yeah


Blacula Will Rise Again to Seek Revenge in New Reboot

In William Crain’s 1972 Blaxploitation cult classic Blacula, an 18th century Nigerian prince is unwittingly transformed into a vampire by the Dracula after unsuccessfully petitioning the legendary ghoul for help in destroying the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The original Blacula’s premise was distinct and novel when…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Blaxploitation, Dracula, Trans Atlantic, Blacula, William Crain, Count Dracula, Fictional Characters, Deon Taylor, Film Genres, Micah Ranum, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Blaxploitation Films, Blaxploitation Horror Films


CureVac's COVID-19 shot just failed in a large trial, a major setback for the Gates-backed biotech

An employee of German biopharmaceutical company CureVac. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert CureVac's experimental COVID-19 vaccine failed in a pivotal clinical study, the biotech said Wednesday. It's the first late-stage study to flop, with CureVac's vaccine showing 47% effectiveness. The German biotech saw its stock price drop by more than 50% in post-market trading. See more stories on Insider's business page. A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the German biotech CureVac f...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccine, Biotech, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, CureVac, Andrew Dunn, Coronavirus, COVID, Dispensed, Andreas Gebert, Franz Werner Haas


No, Brands Can't Target Ads At Your Dreams

Last week, a coalition of sleep researchers from across the globe put out an open letter warning of a down right Black Mirror-esque scenario: corporations dive-bombing our dreams with targeted ads.
Tags: Science, Advertising, Marketing, Super Bowl, Black Mirror, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Don Marti, Coors, Coors Light, Deirdre Barrett, The Heritage Foundation, Rockingham County Virginia, Coors Brewing Company, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Technology Internet


Twitter Rallies Behind HBO Max Intern Blamed for Test Email Accidentally Sent to Subscribers

HBO Max has confirmed that one of its interns was behind the strange email mistakenly sent out to subscribers on Thursday evening, prompting an outpouring of support on Twitter as users came out to share their own horror stories of workplace screw-ups in solidarity.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Spotify, Hbo, Science, Email, Microsoft, Bill Clinton, Computing, Webmail, Monica Lewinsky, Television In The United States, Outlookcom, Home Box Office Inc, HBO Max, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Entertainment Culture



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