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Coronavirus found in sub-Saharan Africa as WHO says spread could 'get out of control'

First cases also detected in New Zealand and Lithuania as stock market losses around the world deepenCoronavirus - latest newsCoronavirus has spread to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time as stock market losses around the world deepened amid investor alarm over a potential global pandemic.Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said the first case in the region was an Italian citizen who worked in Nigeria and had returned from Italy to Lagos on 25 February. “The patient is clinically stable...
Tags: Science, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Global development, New Zealand, Who, Lithuania, Lagos, Saharan Africa, Osagie Ehanire, Coronavirus outbreak, Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba Lagos


Taking a bite out of food waste: Scientists repurpose waste bread to feed microbes

Food waste is a serious economic and environmental problem. Researchers have developed a protocol using waste bread as a medium to grow microorganisms for the fermented food industry. They tested more than 40 different kinds of growing conditions to find the best combination that would maximize bread waste and cut costs compared to conventional media. The patent-pending process can be used in industrial bakeries, dairies and wineries, among other possible applications.
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Kids eat more calories in post-game snacks than they burn during the game

A new study led by Brigham Young University public health researchers finds the number of calories kids consume from post-game snacks far exceeds the number of calories they actually burn playing in the game.
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Old weapon, new target: Dasatinib against angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have shown by in vivo experimentation on a mouse model that angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma is highly dependent on T-Cell Receptor Signaling. Further trials also suggest that dasatinib, by targeting the TCR pathway, improved outcomes in both the mouse model and in a clinical trial of five patients who relapsed or were refractory to conventional therapy and therefore showed promise as a candidate drug for AITL treatment.
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Conspiracy beliefs could increase fringe political engagement, shows new study

New research appearing in Social Psychological and Personality Science finds that when studying an average person, conspiracy beliefs lead to more willingness for engagement in 'non-normative' roles, like illegally blocking a public entryway, while avoiding more typical political engagement, such as voting.
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We Found Clearview AI's Shady Face Recognition App

A face recognition app used by thousands of law enforcement agencies, which has drawn considerable scrutiny in past weeks due to its creator’s dubious data collection efforts, contains code hinting at a range of unreported potential features, based on a version of the app discovered by Gizmodo.Read more...
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'We're treated like criminals': South Korean sect feels coronavirus backlash

As testing begins on thousands linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, members fear being blamed amid recriminations over the outbreakHad it been any other week, Ji-yeon Park, a 26-year-old nail artist, would have been at her twice-a-week bible study with her fellow Shincheonji worshippers. Instead, she says, her life has come to a halt as she worries about her church and if she, too, has been infected.Jiyeon is one of 230,000 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a doomsday sect at the...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Global development, Coronavirus outbreak, Shincheonji Church of Jesus, Ji yeon Park, Jiyeon


Congress Approves $1 Billion for Rural Telecoms to "Rip and Replace" Huawei, ZTE Equipment

The Senate unanimously voted Thursday to grant rural telecom carriers a cool $1 billion in funding to help them ditch and replace any existing equipment from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE. Its official name is the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act, but many simply call it the “rip and replace”…Read more...
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The US' newest coronavirus patient had no known exposure to anyone sick and hadn't gone to China, which suggests containment might be impossible

The first coronavirus case from an unknown origin has been reported in the US. It signals a major shift in the outbreak.
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I Pray Apple's Rumored iPad Pro Keyboard with Trackpad Ditches the Fabric

Apple really, really wants you to consider the iPad a MacBook replacement, so after adding cursor support in the latest version of iPad OS, the company reportedly has a reimagined Smart Keyboard with built-in trackpad on deck.Read more...
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Earth captures new 'mini moon'

Earth has acquired a second "mini-moon" about the size of a car, according to astronomers who spotted the object circling our planet. The mass -- roughly 1.9-3.5 meters (6-11 feet) in diameter -- was observed by researchers Kacper Wierzchos and Teddy Pruyne at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona on the night of February 15. The astronomer said it was a "big deal" as "this is just the second asteroid known to orbit Earth (after 2006 RH120, which was also discovered by the Catalina Sk...
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Walmart Is Preparing to Launch an Amazon Prime Competitor Called Walmart+

Walmart is gearing up to launch a new membership program called Walmart+, a service that’s reportedly being tailored to compete with Amazon Prime by offering deals and services that a Prime membership doesn’t.Read more...
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The new coronavirus could circulate forever, experts say — becoming another illness in the sea of seasonal colds and flus

The new coronavirus may become an illness like the flu that retreats in summer but never really disappears.
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Dow Jones plunges nearly 1,200 points on virus fears - as it happened

US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. This blog is closed.Follow our new coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 12.03am GMT We have moved our coverage to a new blog, which you can find here. Here’s a summary of recent events. 11.45pm GMT Coronavirus fears have driven the Australian market down for the fifth day running, with the benchmark ASX200 index dropping almost 3.2% shortly after the op...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Microbiology, Tenerife, Dow Jones, ASX, Harvey Norman, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Dow Jones suffers biggest-ever points fall, Australian market plummets - as it happened

US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 12.03am GMT We have moved our coverage to a new blog, which you can find here. Here’s a summary of recent events. 11.45pm GMT Coronavirus fears have driven the Austra...
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Coronavirus live updates: Dow Jones suffers biggest-ever points fall, Australian market plummets

US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. Follow the latest news Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 11.14pm GMT It’s a continuing fall after an immediate cut on opening.The ASX200 began the day at 6,657.90, and is currently on 6,540. 11.07pm GM...
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U.S. Health Workers Lacked Training, Protective Gear When Assisting Coronavirus Evacuees: Report

A whistleblower from the Department of Health and Human Services has alleged that officials sent more than a dozen workers to receive American evacuees from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, without providing sufficient protective gear or medical training, according to recent reports from …Read more...
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Who should to wear a face mask during the coronavirus outbreak, and who should not

Unless you are in a region experiencing an outbreak, treat patients in a healthcare setting, or experience flu-like symptoms, you don't need a mask.
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"FebruBURIED:" Popular destination has measured more than 300 inches of snow this winter!

> -- Breckenridge Resort (@breckenridgemtn) February 24, 2020The storm that sent Breckenridge over 300 inches on the season was just one in a long line of snowstorms to hit the Colorado Rockies this season."We've had a persistent storm track from the Pacific, down through the Rockies and down into the southern Plains," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Bowers said. "It's just been one [storm] after another, essentially all winter long.""What has been remarkable about it is its persi...
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As Diamond Princess crew members finally leave the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, Japanese officials admit the quarantine 'may not have been perfect'

"We suspected some of the cruise staff may have already been infected, but ... they had to operate the cruise ship," one official said.
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Founder of 8Chan Faces Prison Time in the Philippines for Calling Current Owner 'Senile'

Frederick Brennan, the founder of the fringe 8chan discussion board that disbanded after users on its far-right /pol/ subforum were linked to multiple mass shootings, could face arrest in the Philippines thanks to criminal libel charges brought by the site’s current owner, Jim Watkins.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Philippines, Courts, Free Speech, Christchurch, El Paso, Far Right, Pol, Neo Nazis, 8chan, Jim Watkins, Christchurch Massacre, Poway synagogue shooting, 8kun


Cracks Are Starting to Show in the World's Fossil Fueled Infrastructure

On Wednesday, a British appeals court issued a ruling that Heathrow Airport’s long-planned third runway expansion in London is illegal due to its climate impacts that planners failed to adequately account for. The move is the latest in a decade-plus of wrangling over the expansion that would be a climate disaster.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Fossil Fuels, Heathrow Airport, Climate Crisis, Climate Lawsuits


Facebook Sues OneAudience for Doing a Bit More Data Hoovering Than Expected

When we think about companies “harvesting our data,” chances are we’re thinking of The Big Tech Names doing that harvesting. But sometimes, even these companies get taken for a bit of a ride. Case in point: earlier today, the adtech company OneAudience got slammed with a hefty Facebook lawsuit, on charges that the…Read more...
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The CDC outlined an ominous hypothetical scenario about what could happen in the US as the coronavirus spreads. Here's what to expect.

Here's what the US could face in the coming months if the coronavirus spreads, according to the CDC.
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The $35 Raspberry Pi Desktop Computer Now Comes With Twice as Much RAM

In June of last year the world was introduced to the Raspberry Pi 4: a tiny computer with an even smaller price tag that could run a full desktop operating system making it useful for more than just hacks and homebrew projects. To celebrate the Pi’s eighth birthday it just became an even better bargain with the base…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Raspberry Pi, Tech, Computers, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Consumer Tech, Raspberry Pi 4


The final guests just left the coronavirus-struck cruise ship Diamond Princess after 39 days, but hundreds of crew are still on board

There are still 500 more crew members stuck on the ship. More than 700 people who were on board have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and four died.
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What is the likelihood of a coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine? And of coronavirus treatments?

Placeholder post. I’m reading/ hearing a lot of contradictory views about corona vaccine/ treatment, so will try to find the answer: BIG PICTURE FACTS “2019-nCoV (now called SARS-CoV-2) is the seventh member of the family of coronaviruses that infect humans, after MERS-nCoV and SARSnCoV” [Source]. AT PRESENT NONE OF THESE SEVEN ARE EITHER PREVENTABLE OR […]
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Coronavirus live updates: Dow Jones suffers biggest-ever points fall

US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. Follow the latest news Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 10.16pm GMT Over in sport, the final two stages of the United Arab Emirates Tour have been cancelled amid fears of a further outbreak of coronaviru...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Microbiology, Tenerife, Chris Froome, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Mark Cavendish, Dow Jones, Adam Yates, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Dow Jones suffers its biggest ever fall

Follow latest news as it emerges Northern Irish patient had visited Italy, 50 Britons allowed to leave Tenerife hotel and UK chief medical officer says pandemic could close schools for two months Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 9.31pm GMT The Dow Jones index of leading US shares has suffered its biggest points fall in history ami...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Tenerife, Donald Trump, Dow Jones, North Rhine Westphalia Germany, Heinsberg, Coronavirus outbreak


Astronomers begin to unravel a new mystery held in a 'cocoon galaxy'

Seven years ago, then 70-year-old Allen Lawrence had just begun studying a system where two galaxies, NGC 4485 and NGC 4490, were -- and still are -- in the process of interacting with each other.Lawrence had first enrolled in astronomy courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 after retiring from a career as an electrical engineer. He announced in a statement released by Iowa State that this was around the time he made a connection that astronomers before him hadn't.Through usi...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Lawrence, University of Wisconsin Madison, Iowa State, Northern Hemisphere, NGC, Arp, Lawerence, ESA Hubble NASA, Samuhel, Allen Lawrence, Astrophysical Journal Lawrence, David Samuhel, Cocoon Galaxy



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