Anxiety Is the Real Cause of Fainting That Was Linked to Covid-19 Vaccines, CDC Experts Say

Empty vials of the Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine used at the Klerksdorp hospital in South Africa on February 18, 2021Photo: Phill Magakoe (Getty Images) A cluster of people who came down with symptoms possibly linked to covid-19 vaccines likely actually experienced a brief bout of anxiety, researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Your Invincible Finale Discussion Zone Is Blood-Soaked and Spoiler-Filled

Nolan and Mark in… less complicated times.Image: Amazon The season one finale of Invincible dropped today like a two-bit crook punched by Omni-Man. The show’s biggest mystery was solved, a father and son had a major heart-to-heart, the show’s most devastating battle occurred, and much, much more. Let’s talk. Advertisement So: Comics fans have known…

A multi-skin toned handshake emoji is coming in 2022

After Apple and Google suggested the Unicode Consortium add skin tones to emoji, more and more of the icons have evolved to become more inclusive. But there’s been one notable exception to that trend: the handshake emoji. It’s one of the only characters you can’t add a skin tone to — for reasons we’ll get…

The Asteroid Impact Simulation Has Ended in Disaster

Artist’s conception of the DART mission.Image: NASA An international exercise to simulate an asteroid striking Earth has come to an end. With just six days to go before a fictitious impact, things don’t look good for a 185-mile-wide region between Prague and Munich. Advertisement Two years ago, the organizers of this event accidentally destroyed New…

‘Racism+’ Is How You Get Shows Like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

An illustration of Sam Wilson, the new Captain America, and his shield.Illustration: Ben Currie Though film and television studios have historically been slow at making concerted efforts at diversifying their industries, when it comes to Black people, you can see the demonstrable progress that’s been made in Hollywood. Without a doubt, there are more Black…

The Release of 1 Billion Exterminator Mosquitoes Has Begun

Getting itchy just looking at them.Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) Tens of thousands of male mosquitoes are descending on the Florida Keys. But these are no ordinary mosquitoes: They’re genetically modified, and they were planted around the state on purpose. It’s part of a plan to curb disease by releasing 1 billion mosquitoes across two…

Climate Youth Win Landmark Victory in Germany’s Top Court

Students set up candles for the slogan “Fight for one point five” during a protest of the Fridays For Future movement at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.Photo: Markus Schreiber (AP) In a crucial ruling, a high court in Germany has agreed with young activists that the country’s climate law is unconstitutional because it puts too…

Ordering Apple’s New iPad Pro? It’s Probably Safe to Expect Delays

Image: Apple Apple’s new iPad Pro models that come equipped with its M1 chip are already seeing delays in delivery times. Advertisement The new iPad Pro officially became available to order today, and the company had previously said that it would start shipping in the second half of May. That timeframe is still featured prominently…