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El Covid Pasa

If you missed Wednesday's live edition of The Mark Steyn Show, here's the action replay. Today's show was a Covid-double-mutation hybrid of the Steyn Show and our Clubland Q&A in which Mark answered questions live around the planet on a multitude of ...

Whatever Happened to Cows?

The trickle-down kookery of the Trump era. ...

Independence and Tyranny

Gary Sinise from Hollywood and Bo Snerdley from Rush are among Mark's guests on his post-Fourth of July show ...

Vaccination Agitation

To increase vaccination rates, persuade — but also call out nonsense when you see it. ...

World news

Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes, 3rd Shot Boosts Effectiveness

New data show that protection from both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine decreases slightly over time, but that a third dose significantly boosts levels of antibodies against several variants of the virus, including the highly contagious Delta variant that's now......

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Technology

What If…?’s Marvel Legends Figures Are a Weird, Wonderful, and Only Slightly Decaying Delight

Ever since we got our first look at Marvel’s animated Disney+ series What If...?, the company has also been teasing merchandise based on its multiversal take on the MCU. Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line is no exception, and at a special livestream today, the company dove deep into the first look at...

Google and Facebook Will Require Employees to Be Vaccinated...

At the start of the pandemic, Big Tech led the way in embracing remote work. Now, it’s also serving as a bellwether of how companies are planning to safely return to the office. But it doesn’t look like everyone is on the same page. While Google and Facebook announced today they...

Twin meteor showers will peak tonight — but viewing...

Two meteor showers will grace the night skies this week – though the moon may make observing them nearly impossible. ...

Instagram’s New Settings Take Aim at Creepy Adults

As part of a slew of ongoing efforts to make Instagram less of a cesspool of awful content for awful people, the company announced a slew of new changes for accounts belonging to the teen and tweenage set meant to keep them safer on the platform. Read more......

Arizona Republicans Subpoena Routers Amid Cyber Ninja’s Shambling Election...

The Republican goons in the Arizona Senate backing the farce of a “recount” of the 2020 election results is pressing local election officials for access to even more data, the Associated Press reports. Yet they might not be able to back up their threats, and some key figures behind the audit...

Fireball blazes across Texas sky

Texas residents were stunned to see a fireball blaze across the sky on Sunday night. ...

Science / Health

Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes, 3rd Shot Boosts Effectiveness

New data show that protection from both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine decreases slightly over time, but that a third dose significantly boosts levels of antibodies against several variants of the virus, including the highly contagious Delta variant that's now......

When Can We Expect COVID Vaccines for Younger Kids?

The Food and Drug Administration has asked COVID-19 drug manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna to expand the size of their clinical trials for children ages 5 to 11 amidst reports of heart inflammation and other rare side effects that occurred in teens and young adults who......

A reversible male contraceptive, targeted to the testes with magnets

Women have several choices for long-lasting, reversible contraceptives, but most options for men are either single-use, such as condoms, or difficult to reverse, like vasectomies. Now, in a step toward a safe, long-lasting and reversible male contraceptive, researchers reporting in ACS' Nano Letters have developed magnetic, biodegradable nanomaterials that reduced the...

Revised CDC Guidance: Resume Mask Use Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Scientists cited new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among......

Modulated Light/Sound Therapy Slows Alzheimer’s: Two New Studies

While efforts to develop Alzheimer's medications have so far borne little fruit, new research highlights the therapeutic promise of two non-drug tools: light and sound. According to a pair of small new studies, exposing Alzheimer's patients to an hour a day of carefully......

Study: Wealthy People Live Longer

Wealthy people enjoy longer lives than their less fortunate peers - even among twins and siblings. A new study published Friday in JAMA Health Forum found that wealth among middle-aged individuals is directly associated with longevity. The researchers tracked 5,414 men and......

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NYC’s largest city workers’ union wants to ‘bargain’ after...

NYC's largest city workers' union wants to 'bargain' after the mayor announced a vaccine mandate  Business InsiderDe Blasio mandates masks indoors for all unvaccinated NYC workers  New York Post De Blasio to order all NYC workers to be vaccinated by mid-September: report | TheHill  The HillDe Blasio Tells City Workers: Get a Shot or...

Fauci says Gov. Ivey ‘has every right to be...

Fauci says Gov. Ivey ‘has every right to be frustrated’ by Alabama’s low vaccination rate  AL.comFauci: CDC looking at changing mask guidelines  Yahoo NewsDr. Anthony Fauci Frustrated By Summer COVID Surge In U.S.  CBS ChicagoFauci says virus has 'peaked' for the vaccinated: 'We have two kinds of America'  Fox NewsFederal government considering return to some...

Slain Clark County deputy identified as Jeremy Brown –...

Slain Clark County deputy identified as Jeremy Brown  KOIN.comWashington state deputy is killed in the line of duty; 2 of 3 suspects are detained  CNNClark County deputy shot and killed, person of interest sought  KATU2 detained in fatal shooting of Clark County sheriff’s detective; 1 ‘person of interest’ outstanding  OregonLiveSheriff's deputy fatally shot in Vancouver,...

White House declines to release number of breakthrough COVID-19...

White House declines to release number of breakthrough COVID-19 cases among vaccinated staff  USA TODAYBiden administration not mandating COVID vaccines for White House staff, Psaki says  Fox NewsPsaki declines to disclose current number of covid-19 cases among White House staff  Washington PostVaccination rates tick upward in states with surging Covid cases  NBC News3 states are...

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Sports

Tokyo Olympics live updates: US seeks more gold in swimming, women’s gymnastics

At the Tokyo Olympics, gymnast Simone Biles continues to be the main topic of discussion. The defending gold medalist in the women's all-around competition qualified...

Jets’ run game gets off to an ideal start

Observations from Jets training camp on Wednesday. ...

Rare Patrick Mahomes card sells for record $4.3 million

On Wednesday, PWCC Marketplace sold a Mahomes football trading card for a record $4.3 million. ...

Opinion: Simone Biles did the right thing at Olympics; she’s allowed to protect herself

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