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The US is ramping up efforts to catch the Wuhan virus and stop it from spreading. But there are still gaps in the net.

Five major US airports are due to screen passengers who may be carrying a deadly respiratory infection from Wuhan, China. But the system is imperfect.
Tags: Science, US, Wuhan, Wuhan China


Coronavirus: China unveils measures to rein in spread of 'mutating' disease

Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, put under tighter supervision as death toll climbs to nineChina has said that 440 people have now contracted a mysterious Sars-like virus that has killed nine people, as the government unveiled measures to attempt to rein in the spread of the disease.China’s national health commission, in its first major press briefing since the outbreak was detected in late December, said the virus is mainly passed through the respiratory tract and the nation was now at the...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Coronavirus


Report: Saudi Crown Prince Personally Sent Malware to Jeff Bezos, Possibly to Steal Those Dick Pics

Here’s another twist in the mystery of just how pictures of Amazon CEO and billionaire Washington Post owner Jeff Bezo’s dick, along with sexts to his then-mistress Lauren Sanchez, ended up in the hands of the National Enquirer last year: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have personally infected his phone…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Dick Pics, Mohammed bin Salman, Michael Sanchez, Jeff Bezo, American Media Inc, NSO Group


The US has reported its first case of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. Here's how to protect yourself while traveling.

Hundreds of millions of people travel to China for the Lunar New Year, which could raise the risk of the disease's spread.
Tags: Science, China, US, Wuhan


An Impressive Voice Cast Has Joined Patton Oswalt for Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.

Marvel TV may be cutting through its live-action shows like adamantium through butter, but its animation division is just getting warmed up. Several shows remain in development and one just took a giant step forward. Or should we say giant brain forward?Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Streaming, Ben Schwartz, Hulu, Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Jon Daly, Marvel TV, Sam Richardson, Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia, Beck Bennet, Wendi McLendon Covey, MODOK


You Know We Can See the Apple Watches You Snuck Into the Impeachment Trial, Right?

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is officially underway in the Senate, and there are a few rules of decorum in place designed to keep senators focused on the historic task at hand. The only beverages allowed in the Senate Chamber during the trial are water (fine) and milk (I have questions). The only…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Mobile, Politics, Science, Technology, Senate, Cybersecurity, Apple Watch, Donald Trump, Applewatch, Tech Policy, Impeachment


The Wuhan virus sweeping China has now killed 9 people and infected more than 440

The Chinese National Health Commission added three deaths and more than 100 confirmed infections to its official toll Wednesday morning local time.
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The Wuhan virus sweeping China has now killed 9 people and infected 440

The China Health Commission added three deaths and more than 100 new confirmed infections to its official toll on Wednesday morning local time.
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan, China Health Commission


There is no dark matter. Instead, information has mass, physicist says

Researchers have been trying for over 60 years to detect dark matter. There are many theories about it, but none are supported by evidence. The mass-energy-information equivalence principle combines several theories to offer an alternative to dark matter. None The  “discovery” of dark matter We can tell how much matter is in the universe by the motions of the stars. In the1920s, physicists attempting to do so discovered a discrepancy and concluded that there must be more matter in the univ...
Tags: Astronomy, UK, Science, Information, Earth, Physics, Arizona, Innovation, Sun, Wheeler, Universe, Mathematics, Bell Labs, Einstein, Manhattan Project, Dark Matter


NASA lists nine potential names suggested by kids for its next Mars rover: Vote for your favorite

NASA and an army of nearly 4,700 volunteer judges have selected nine potential names for a rover that's due to be launched to Mars in July, and you have just six days to cast an online vote for your favorite name. NASA kicked off the "Name the Rover" essay contest last August, and more than 28,000 name suggestions and accompanying essays were received from students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It took weeks for the judges to narrow down the field, first to 155 semifinalists, and then ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars


Lego is releasing an International Space Station set. The company sent it into the stratosphere in a brilliant marketing stunt.

Lego's International Space Station set is slated to go on sale in February. A marketing stunt carried it into the stratosphere.
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Lego s International Space Station


Florida creates task force on sea-level rise

After years of mostly ignoring climate change, Florida lawmakers waded deeper into the matter on Tuesday , advancing a proposal that would create a statewide Office of Resiliency and establish a task force to begin looking into how best to protect the state's 1350 miles (2,173 kilometers) of coastline from rising oceans. It's a marked change from just a few years ago, when the issue of climate change couldn't get any traction in Florida's Republican-run Capitol under then-Gov. Rick Scott, who ...
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The Outsider Presents a Perfectly Eerie Supernatural Evolution for True Crime

Three episodes in, HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider feels a bit reminiscent of True Detective, both in subject matter and dread-filled tone. But the network’s grisly mystery series have a major difference: unlike True Detective, which leans into the unexplainable but never quite crosses that line, The…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Stephen King, True Crime, Jason Bateman, Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, The Outsider, TV Bite


Okay, But Have You Tried Just Making Them Employees?

Uber is still doing everything in its power to fight the implication of California’s new independent contractor law, likely working its developers into the ground to roll out product features designed not to improve driver or rider experience, but to create flimsy legal defenses against an increasingly indefensible…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Labor, California, Ab5, Project Luigi


How to Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries

Got any graphite lying around?
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Scientists just discovered that an asteroid may have ended 'Snowball Earth' 2.2 billion years ago

Some 2.2 billion years ago, an asteroid slammed into the Earth, leaving behind a massive, 43-mile-wide crater in what's now Western Australia.
Tags: Science, Earth


Deadly New Virus in China Has Reached the U.S., CDC Reports

What initially appeared to be an isolated, mild outbreak of a pneumonia-causing virus in China has quickly turned for the worse. On Tuesday, U.S. health officials confirmed the first case to have reached the country—a man who had recently traveled to the Wuhan region of China, where cases have been most common. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Pneumonia, U S CDC, Outbreaks, 2019 Ncov, Coronavirus


'Walking Sharks' Confirmed as the Newest Addition to the Shark Family Tree

Sharks have been around for a long time, emerging over 400 million years ago. New research shows that tropical ‘walking sharks’ appeared just 9 million years ago, making them the most recently evolved shark on the planet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fish, Evolution, Sharks, Marine Biology, Walking Sharks


PSA: Sony Will Officially Kill Playstation Vue This Month

Vue enthusiasts, it is with a heavy heart that I must remind you that Vue is headed to that great console in the sky at the end of January. Here’s what you need to know.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Rip, Playstation Vue, Youtubetv


The World Was Supposed to Eliminate This Greenhouse Gas—But Emissions Hit a New High Instead

The world’s quest to reduce an extremely potent greenhouse gas isn’t going as well as we thought it was, according to a new study. HFC-23, known as fluoroform, is a greenhouse gas that has 12,000 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide does. Read more...
Tags: Science, Greenhouse Gases, HFCS, Hfc 23


When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous

There aren’t just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period. It’s amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved franchise—there’s the racism of “Code of Honor,” the supernatural…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Star Trek, Sci Fi, Cbs, Holy Crap Wtf, Star Trek The Next Generation, Worst Episode Ever, Space Irish


Report Claims Apple Left a Backdoor Open at FBI's Request

As tensions escalate in a public spat between Apple and federal officials over the company’s apparent refusal to unlock two iPhones belonging to the Pensacola shooter, a new report claims that Apple recently killed a plan to fully encrypt iPhone backups in iCloud following pressure from government agencies.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Science, Fbi, Pensacola


The deadly Wuhan coronavirus has spread to the US — authorities have confirmed a case in Washington state

The coronavirus, which can be spread among humans, likely originated at a seafood market in Wuhan, China.
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Wuhan


Watch these sharks WALK around looking for food (video)

Four species of walking sharks have been discovered in the waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.
Tags: Science, News, Australia


America's Second-Largest Doctors Group Backs Medicare for All

America’s doctors are starting to warm up to the idea of a single-payer health care system, aka Medicare for All. This week, the American College of Physicians announced its support for universal health care coverage, either through single payer or a public option in combination with private insurance. Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Healthcare, Medicare, American College of Physicians, Medicare For All


Australia's Bushfires Have Likely Doubled the Nation's Carbon Emissions

A month ago, NASA estimated that Australia’s recent bushfires released 250 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere, which is almost half of the country’s yearly emissions. The fires have raged on since then, and shit is getting worse—way worse. New research from scientists with the Global Fire Emissions Database…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Fire, Nasa, Carbon Emissions, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Bush Fires


Coronavirus: airports around the world carry out screenings

More countries are carrying out health checks after the virus was detected outside ChinaCountries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new coronavirus that has sickened nearly 300 people in China. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Sars, Global Health


Why These Australia Fires Are Like Nothing We've Seen Before

SYDNEY -- In late October, lightning struck brittle earth on Gospers Mountain in New South Wales. The remains of trees bone dry from consecutive winters with little to no rain were ignited, and the fire quickly spread.Three months later, it is still burning.The Gospers Mountain fire, which became Australia's largest "megablaze" as it grew to link several separate fires, offers a sense of the scale of the country's most disastrous fire season ever. The blaze has burned 2 million acres, en...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Science, Australia, California, West Virginia, Nasa, Canada, United States, New York Times, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Brazil, Siberia, South America


Why the Latest FDA Sunscreen-in-the-Blood Study Shouldn't Scare You

Another U.S. government-led study looking at whether certain sunscreen filters can possibly affect the body is making the rounds. But while its conclusions are worth caring about, you shouldn’t panic, and you definitely shouldn’t stop using sunscreen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fda, Sunscreen


How Much Should Tech Pay?

European regulators have spent the last few years trying to determine how much you’re worth in data–beyond your email, name, and location, that includes race, religion, opinions, and even mental state. A new report by the global law firm DLA Piper has found that, since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Gdpr, Dla Piper, General Data Protection Regulation



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