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Coronavirus live news: India sees record daily case rise as global deaths near 750,000

India’s infections grow by nearly 67,000 in one day; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000. Follow the latest updates‘They’ve jumped the gun’: scientists worry about Russia’s Covid-19 vaccineCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeks, as fresh case emergesFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesUK economy plunges into deepest recession since records beganSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16am BST Here are the key developm...
Tags: Science, Russia, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus outbreak


Bird and reptile tears aren't so different from human tears

Vision is essential for the survival of most animal species and tears provide potentially life-saving protection for the eyes. A new first-of-its-kind study looks at the composition of bird and reptile tears and compares these findings to human tears. These results provide clues about tear evolution, as well as potential starting points for better eye treatments.
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'Madsen' wheat as source of disease resistance

Researchers show that 'Madsen,' a commonly used wheat variety, is resistant to more pests and diseases than recently thought, making it a good source of genes for breeding better wheat.
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Insect diversity boosted by combination of crop diversity and semi-natural habitats

To enhance the number of beneficial insect species in agricultural land, preserving semi-natural habitats and promoting crop diversity are both needed, according to new research published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied of Ecology.
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FBI, USAF Investigating if Military Helicopter Shot at in Virginia Was Targeted or Hit by Random Gunfire

Someone opened fire on a U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter while it was flying in Virginia around noon on Monday, injuring one of the two pilots on board, an Air Force official told CNN on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Virginia, Cnn, Fbi, Helicopters, US military, Air Force, Usaf, U S Air Force, Huey, FBI USAF, Random Gunfire


Being John Malkovich Is Better Now Than It Was in 1999

Being John Malkovich—the brainchild of writer Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze—is still one of the great modern American films. However, what it meant to me at the time of release is not what it means to me now. And looking at it in a macro sense, it represents a lot more than just a perfect collaboration.Read more...
Tags: Science, Puppets, Cameron Diaz, John Malkovich, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, John Cusack, Retro Review, Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich


Facebook Will Now Tell You Where That Viral Covid-19 Story Came From

Back in June, Facebook rolled out a new feature that tells its mobile app users if an article they are about to share is more than three months old. While users aren’t prevented from sharing an older article, Facebook said at the time it was an attempt to get people to stop and think about what they were about to…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Misinformation, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Facebook Will Now Tell


Coronavirus live news: New Zealand confirms 13 new community cases; Russia vaccine due in fortnight

‘We do believe there will be further cases,’ says New Zealand’s Ashley Bloomfield; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000. Follow the latest updates‘They’ve jumped the gun’: scientists worry about Russia’s Covid-19 vaccineCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeks, as fresh case emergesFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesUK economy plunges into deepest recession since records beganSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.12am B...
Tags: Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, New Zealand, Auckland, Bloomfield, Waikato, Ashley Bloomfield, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump Kisses QAnon Right on Its Big Wet Mouth

Donald Trump went there on Wednesday morning and endorsed a crank conspiracy theorist who recently won the GOP primaries for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, calling her a “future Republican Star” and a “a real WINNER!”Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Instagram, Georgia, Gop, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Misinformation, QAnon


Padmé Is Darth Vader's Most Fascinating Phantom Menace

The last issue of Marvel’s Darth Vader gave us, arguably, the moment Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader—if not physically, spiritually. The Dark Lord gave into the lie the world told him and accepted that this new, villainous being killed the heroic knight of the Old Republic. But if Darth Vader is willing to let his…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Anakin Skywalker, Joe Caramagna, Padmé Amidala, The Phantom Menace, Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco, Neeraj Menon


Coronavirus live news: Covid-19 may have been in New Zealand city for 'weeks'; Russia vaccine due in fortnight

Ninth case confirmed in student at New Zealand school; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000. Follow the latest updates‘They’ve jumped the gun’: scientists worry about Russia’s Covid-19 vaccineNew Zealand begins mass testing as Australia records deadliest dayFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesUK economy plunges into deepest recession since records beganSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.19am BST Covid-19 may have been circulating in ...
Tags: Science, Australia, France, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Afp, Ashley Bloomfield, Coronavirus outbreak


What the Fuck Is My Wifi Password?

I don’t really know how it happened, or why a thing with no moving parts suddenly fails catastrophically, but my modem shit the bed. Read more...
Tags: Science, Low Stakes Internet Mysteries


National Review, Daily Caller Help Publicize Lies About Former Kamala Harris Staffer

According to leading conservative columnists, Twitter has hired Nick Pacilio, a former staffer for Sen. Kamala Harris, to decide which of President Trump’s tweets deserve to be fact-checked and which should be labeled for the public as “potentially misleading.” That’s news to Pacilio. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Kamala Harris, Trump, The National Review, Bullshit Artists, The Daily Caller, Sen Kamala Harris, Nick Pacilio, Kamala Harris Staffer, Pacilio Read


Have You Tried Building Your Own TV Channels in Plex?

A wise colleague once told me I should never have anything on in the background just to have it on. He’s probably right, but I still like to pop on a show while I’m cooking dinner, tidying up, or working on home improvement projects. The noise is soothing to me, but cable, with its weird programming choices and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Plex, At Your Own Risk, Dizquetv, Pseudotv


India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper stage engine fire test

The private space launch industry has expanded significantly since the debut of SpaceX, but some markets, like India, are just now getting the regulatory support to clear the way for private players to participate. Now that those barriers are coming down, however, private launch startup Skyroot is leaping ahead on its way to becoming the first private space launch vehicle maker in the country, making significant technical progress with a new, successful upper stage engine burn test. Skyroo...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, India, Tech, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Science and Technology, Raman, Vikram, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO, Indian Space Research Organization, Skyroot, Pawan Kumar Chandana, Solar Industries


Crunchyroll Might Get Sold to Sony—Wait, What?

Just months after launching a tentpole service that touts Crunchyroll as one of its premium offerings, AT&T may be exploring a sale of the anime streaming property.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Att, Streaming, Anime, Crunchyroll, Streaming Wars


Is Nike's Latest Auto-Lacing Basketball Shoe a Gimmick or a Game Changer?

Nike Adapt BB 2.0 | Lowest Ask: $286 | StockXRead more...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Bluetooth, Shoes, Tech, Nike, Sneakers, Foot Locker, Nike Adapt BB


The Last of Us Head Wants to 'Decouple' the HBO Show From the Game Experience

There have been many attempts to turn video games into successful movies and TV shows, like Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, and Super Mario Bros. Sony is still trying to make Uncharted happen. For the most part they’ve all fallen short. Craig Mazin, who’s working on HBO’s The Last of Us, shared his thoughts on the…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Craig Mazin, Super Mario Bros Sony


Solve Complex Equations By Scanning Them With These Google Apps

A new Google Lens feature is on the way that helps students learn math and STEM-related topics. To use the new “Homework” search mode, all you have to do is scan the equation you need help solving. It will be available in the Google Lens Android app and via Google Visual Search in Google Photos, Google Assistant and…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Math, Science, Lifehacks, Homework, Google Photos Google, Google Lens, Google Lens Android, Google Visual Search


One of the Most Timely Novels of the Year Is About Black Women in the 1880s Hunting Zombies

The world can be utterly bleak nowadays. A government that seems to actively hate health and science, an economy ruled by a handful of lying billionaires, and continued state-sanctioned violence against Black people have ushered in a modern dystopia. But as I finished Deathless Divide, Justina Ireland’s stellar follow…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Zombies, Harpercollins, Dystopia, Justina Ireland, Dread Nation, Deathless Divide, Dread Nation Series


Now We Know What the Biggest Climate Fights Ahead Will Be

The veepstakes is over. Let the analysis begin!Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, 2020 Election, Climate Activism


Coronavirus live news: Russia says first batch of vaccine ready in two weeks; Spain cases jump by nearly 1,700

Country struggling with ; Moscow ; Germans told to New Zealand begins mass testing as Australia records deadliest dayFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US health workers who have diedUK economy plunges into deepest recession since records beganUK coronavirus updates – live 7.21pm BST The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 5,119,711 cases of coronavirus. That is an increase of 55,540 cases from its previous count. The CD...
Tags: Science, Australia, Cdc, Russia, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Moscow, Selcuk


See Blade Runner 2049 Bridge the Gap to Its Iconic Predessor in This Stunning Concept Art

Blade Runner’s jaw-dropping aesthetic runs deep in the modernized world of Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up, Blade Runner 2049, making for one of the most gorgeous sci-fi movies in recent memory. Now, a new book wants to dive into the art that helped envision that world, and its parallels to the original film.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gallery, Exclusive, Blade Runner, Titan Books, Concept Art, Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049, Tanya Lapointe, Blade Runner 2049 Interlinked The Art


Save Big on Laptops, Desktops, and Printers in HP's Back to School Sale

Featured Deal: HP Chromebook 14a | $280Read more...
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This Site Shows You Where Big Brands Source Their Products

David Applegate runs a site called WrestlingMart. It’s an ecommerce store dedicated to, well, wrestling. In his five years in business, he always wanted to know where his suppliers were getting the gear he sold, including singlets, shoes, and mat tape.Read more...
Tags: Ecommerce, Science, Sourcing, David Applegate


Area Ghoul Throws Corporate Tantrum

As Uber publicly grapples with the moral dilemma of having built an entire-ass company around exploitative wage practices, the CEO Dara Khosrowshahi now says that if California forces the company to reclassify its contractors as full-time employees, Uber will temporarily shut down in its home state. Conveniently, it…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, California, Dara Khosrowshahi, Ab5


Samsung's Super High Variable Refresh Rate Screens Will Soon Come to More Smartphones, and I Can't Wait

Following the debut of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Display has officially announced commercial availability of its new mobile screens with support for variable refresh rates which offer both improved smoothness and lower power consumption. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Displays, Screens, Consumer Tech, Samsung Display, Refresh Rate, 120hz Variable Refresh Rate Screens Are Coming, Ultra Samsung Display


Did Neil Young Get Ripped Off in His Attempt to Delete Facebook From His Website?

Whether you believe that Neil Young is the lord of Luddites or a clear-eyed prophet of our impending digital destruction, most of us can probably agree that Facebook sucks. But not all of us take action to entirely disentangle ourselves from Facebook, and this is the difference between mortals and Neil Young. The…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Neil Young, IT Department


Trump’s Energy Department Fearlessly Takes on Big, Bad Efficient Shower Heads

Hurricane season and mismanagement are fucking with utilities up and down the East Coast and continuing nationwide lockdowns are causing people’s energy bills to soar. More than 165,000 Americans have died from covid-19 and some states are setting worrisome records. But there’s a bigger threat out there to our…Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Toilets, East Coast, Department Of Energy, Trump, Showers, Trump 's Energy Department


This Is the Best Budget CPU

There was a time when compromising on hardware for your DIY PC build meant seriously compromising on performance. But with AMD able to shrink down its transistor size to 7nm on its Zen 2 architecture, and Intel able to squeeze more and more out of its 14nm process for several generations, even the most budget of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Amd, Processors, Cpus, Battlemodo, Ryzen 3 3300X, Budget Processor Battlemodo, Core I3 10100, Best Budget CPU



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