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Coronavirus: death toll rises to 25 in China, with 830 infected – live news

Possible cases being tested in Scotland and Belfast; World Health Organisation committee says ‘too early’ to declare emergencyFive people tested in Scotland amid reports of possible Belfast case What is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be? 1.14am GMT The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post is reporting today that medical staff are being infected with coronavirus at a much faster rate than previously reported. The SCMP does not identify its two sources but they dispute th...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, Scotland, China, UK News, World news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Belfast, Wuhan, Scmp, South China Morning Post, World Health Organisation committee, Coronavirus outbreak


Sonos Backpedals, Says 'All Products Will Work Past May'

Just a few short days ago, Sonos dropped the bomb that some of its older products would no longer receive software updates starting in May 2020. In the initial announcement, Sonos reasoned that the ‘legacy products’ were all reaching the end of their useful life. It then told users they could either recycle the…Read more...
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China coronavirus: US investigates suspected case as first death confirmed outside Hubei province – live news

Patient in Hebei has died; possible cases in Scotland and Belfast come as World Health Organisation committee says ‘too early’ to declare emergencyFive people tested in Scotland amid reports of possible Belfast case What is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be? 11.25pm GMT Japan’s health ministry said it had confirmed the country’s second case of a novel coronavirus strain in a man who travelled from Wuhan.In a statement, the ministry said the man in his 40s was a resident of ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, Scotland, China, US, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Belfast, Public Health England, Wuhan, Hebei, Hubei Province, World Health Organisation committee, Coronavirus outbreak


Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has over six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, Chief of Staff at Wikimedia, the non-profit organization that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia. The 6 millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadian school teacher, tr...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Science, Education, Wikipedia, Tech, Wikimedia, Jimmy Wales, Marie, Wikipedia Wikipedia, Lauder, Ryan Merkley, Maria Elise Turner Lauder, Rosie Stephenson, SimilarWeb Wikipedia


Report: Disney's Obi-Wan TV Show Is on Hold, for Now [Updated]

Obi-Wan Kenobi first fell on the Death Star. He may have just fallen again in a corporate boardroom.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Obi Wan Kenobi, Deborah Chow, Disney Plus


Report: Disney's Obi-Wan TV Show Is on Hold, for Now

Obi-Wan Kenobi first fell on the Death Star. He may have just fallen again in a corporate boardroom.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Obi Wan Kenobi, Deborah Chow, Disney Plus


Gyms Now Offering Perks for Working Out With an Apple Watch

The plan is that soon you’ll be able to waltz into a gym, connect your Apple Watch to a treadmill, and earn cash back or a free watch just for showing up.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Gyms, Consumer Tech, Applewatch, Data Up For Sale


Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is all about a group of (mostly) average kids making their way around a strange post-apocalyptic land. It’s been overrun with mutated, sentient animals who’ve driven most of humanity to live in hiding underground. On any given day, chances are good that you could run into a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Love, Netflix, Animation, Sexuality, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Lgbtq, KIPO, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts


14th-Century Steambath Discovered in Mexico City

Archaeologists in Mexico City have uncovered a pre-Hispanic steambath dating back to the 14th century. Its location in the city’s historic district confirms the whereabouts of a vibrant neighborhood that once stood in Tenochtitlán—an ancient urban center that eventually became Mexico City.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mexico City, Anthropology, Tenochtitlan, Mesoamericans, Pre Hispanic Mexico


DNA Testing Company 23andMe Lays Off 100 Employees, CEO Cites Privacy Concerns as Possible Factor

The company behind a popular at-home DNA testing kits, 23andMe, has laid off roughly 100 employees amid waning demand for its product.Read more...
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Scientists Confirm Mount Vesuvius Eruption Turned Victim’s Brain Into Glass

(MILAN) — The eruption of Mount Vesuvius turned an incinerated victim’s brain material into glass, the first time scientists have verified the phenomenon from a volcanic blast, officials at the Herculaneum archaeology site said Thursday. Archaeologists rarely recover human brain tissue, and when they do it is normally smooth and soapy in consistency, according to an article detailing the discovery in the New England Journal of Medicine. The eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 instantly kill...
Tags: Science, Milan, News, Uncategorized, Italy, Volcanoes, Dresden, Naples, Hamburg, Pompeii, New England Journal of Medicine, Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Onetime, Pier Paolo Petrone, Federico II University


What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".
Tags: Science, Trump


Europe's new space mission to uncover 'Truths' on climate change

TRUTHS would use state-of-the-art technology to precisely measure Earth's so-called "radiation budget."The new technology would also help calibrate instruments aboard existing satellites.The European Space Agency and UK Space Agency are expected to launch the mission in 2026. None The European Space Agency is set to launch a satellite designed to boost the accuracy of climate-change predictions.The main goal of the mission, called TRUTHS (Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial- and Heli...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Ipcc, Earth, Bbc, Britain, Innovation, European Space Agency, Royal Society, UK Space Agency, Helio Studies, Nigel Fox


The Trump Administration Just Gutted Clean Water Protections

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers just removed federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small waterways and many of the nation’s wetlands. Later today, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce the change at a conference of the National…Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Epa, Trump, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Army Corps Of Engineers, WOTUS, Andrew Wheeler, Rollbacks


Engineer Builds a Fully Functional Flying Drone Using Almost Nothing But Legos

Some of the most impressive custom Lego creations are models that actually do something, like AI-powered brick sorters, a life-size drivable go-kart, and even a machine that can solve Rubik’s Cubes. But over on YouTube’s Brick Experiment Channel they’ve created what could be the first flying drone made almost entirely…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, Drones, Quadcopters, Brick Experiment Channel, YouTube 's Brick Experiment Channel


China coronavirus: six tested in UK as first death confirmed outside Hubei province - live news

Patient in Hebei has died; possible cases in Scotland and Belfast come as World Health Organisation committee says ‘too early’ to declare emergencyFive people tested in Scotland amid reports of possible Belfast case What is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be? 7.23pm GMT Top experts on infectious diseases held a hastily-arranged press conference on the Coronavirus at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier today.Jeremy Farrar, of the Wellcome Trust, gave reporters a swift e...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, China, UK News, World news, Davos, Asia Pacific, Belfast, Wuhan, World Economic Forum, Hubei, Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust, Hebei, World Health Organisation committee


Satellite to Go Boom

DirecTV is rushing to move one of its satellites to a lower orbit due to the likelihood it will go boom, pow, kablam, rattle-rattle-bang, Space News reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Satellites, DirecTV, Space News, BAM


Explosions, Crashes, and Shocks: E-Skaters Are Building a New Culture of Skateboarding

It’s impossible to go a day here in San Francisco without hearing the words ‘tech’ and ‘gentrification’ in the same sentence. And with the tension compounded by outlandish housing costs, a homeless crisis, and fears over major cultural changes being inflicted onto the city, you start to see a culture where it’s easy…Read more...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Skateboarding, Skateboards, Electronic Skateboards, E Skaters, Baesk8


100 seconds to midnight: Why we’re closer to Doomsday than ever

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a non-profit group dedicated to monitoring the potential for global catastrophe, last night set the Doomsday Clock forward. We’re now 100 seconds away from midnight. As Douglas Adams was fond of writing: don’t panic. This doesn’t literally mean we’ll all be dead in the next minute-and-a-half. As the Bulletin puts it: The Doomsday Clock is a design that warns the public about how close we are to destroying our world with dangerous technologies of our own making....
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Insights, Tech, Douglas Adams


Why I Went Birdwatching at a Particle Physics Lab

We drove past the perfect-circle frozen pond delineating the Booster—the second in a sequence of Fermilab’s particle accelerators—and then onto the 2-mile ring road that traces the tunnel that houses the Main Injector accelerator. Along the road are unfrozen ponds filled with water used for cooling research equipment,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Birdwatching, Particle physics, Birding, Fermilab, Birdmodo, Twigs Boson


An Open Source eReader That's Free of Corporate Restrictions Is Exactly What I Want Right Now

I get it. The Kindle and its ability to shop for and instantly buy books anywhere using wifi or Whispernet are incredibly convenient, and it’s what’s made Amazon’s hardware the obvious choice for consuming ebooks. But supporting awful companies like Amazon is getting harder and harder if you were born with a…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Ebooks, Open Source, Science, Kindle, Arduino, E Ink, Kobo, E Readers, Open Book Project, Adafruit Feather




Albert Einstein's funny face is on the world's smallest gold coin

In Switzerland, the state-owned Swissmint says today that a 2.96-millimeter (0.12-inches) gold coin created with Albert Einstein's face on it is the smallest in the world. The coin, shown above, weighs 0.063 grams (1/500th of an ounce) and has a nominal value of 1/4 Swiss francs ($0.26). From the Associated Press: Swissmint said the coin, of which just 999 have been made, will be sold for 199 francs with a special magnifying glass so owners can see the famous physicist on its face. IMAGE cou...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Cool, Switzerland, Albert Einstein, Associated Press, Einstein, Coins, Swissmint


Normal Body Temperature Isn't Always 98.6

For years, I’ve noticed that my temperature is often lower than what it’s “supposed” to be. On a normal day, it might be 97; if I’ve got chills and other clear symptoms of a fever, it won’t necessarily register over 100. Weird, right? But other people tell me they’ve had the same experience. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Colds, Flu, Lifehacks, Temperature, Fevers


14 Women Directing Genre Movies We're Excited to Watch

The Oscars (and most Hollywood awards, for that matter) might be notorious for ignoring women directors but fortunately, genre cinema doesn’t feel the same way. In fact, some of our most anticipated superhero, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror films are directed by women. Imagine that! Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Feminism, Elizabeth Banks, Streaming, Black Widow, Birds Of Prey, Universal, Cinderella, Mulan, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, Marvel Studios


Scientists recreate sound of Egyptian mummy's voice from 3,000 years ago

Researchers in Berlin claim to have succeeded in re-creating the sound of the voice of an Egyptian person who died 3,000 years ago, and was entombed as a mummy. The scientists say they managed to mimic the mummy's voice (well, the voice of the living person the mummy used to be) by recreating portions of the vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx. Excerpt: In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports, the authors say the technique allow...
Tags: Post, Science, London, News, Berlin, Associated Press, Sound, Mummies, Ancient History, Royal Holloway, Nesyamun, Scientific Reports the authors, David M Howard


China coronavirus: three tested for virus in UK as first death confirmed outside Hubei province - live news

Patient in Hebei has died; possible cases in Scotland come as World Health Organisation committee meets for second day over China virusThree people ‘being tested for virus’ in Scotland Chinese tourist says she evaded coronavirus checks to fly to FranceWhat is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be?Tell us: have you been affected? 6.23pm GMT Five people in Scotland are being tested for coronavirus as a precaution, the Scottish government said.A Scottish government spokeswoman conf...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Public Health England, Wuhan, Fco, Hubei, Hebei, World Health Organisation committee, Universities UK, Coronavirus outbreak, Universities UK International


China coronavirus: first death outside Hubei province as four tested for virus in Scotland - live news

Patient in Hebei has died; possible cases in Scotland come as World Health Organisation committee meets for second day over China virusFour people ‘being tested for virus’ in Scotland Chinese tourist says she evaded coronavirus checks to fly to FranceWhat is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be?Tell us: have you been affected? 5.20pm GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed the UK foreign office in warning people to avoid all non-essential to Wuhan, th...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Reuters, Hubei, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hebei, Hubei Province, World Health Organisation committee, Coronavirus outbreak


Stress Really Can Turn Your Hair White, Mouse Experiment Suggests

The idea that fright or any other kind of stress can turn hair white has endured for centuries. But a new study this week—in mice—provides some of the first concrete evidence of this phenomenon existing. It might also offer a biological explanation for how it happens.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stress, Hair, Mice


Tinder Is Getting a Panic Button Specifically Tailored to Dating

Tinder today has announced it’s rolling out new features to help better protect users both on and off the platform, including by releasing a kind of “panic button” for real-world meetups.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tinder, Dating, Dating Apps, Location Tracking, Noonlight



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