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Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infection

World Health Organisation recommends people take simple precautions against virus to reduce exposure and transmission Death toll jumps to 80 in China – latest updatesThe spread of the coronavirus across China and to at least 10 other countries including the US, South Korea and Japan has prompted experts and health authorities to offer advice on how to reduce the chances of contracting the illness.All but four of the 80 reported deaths so far have been recorded in Hubei province where the outbrea...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, World Health Organisation, US South Korea, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


More Than 350 Employees Risk Their Jobs to Call Out Amazon's Climate Failures

Earlier this month, Amazon told employees to stop talking publicly about its inadequate climate plan or risk losing their jobs. In response, 350 employees took to Amazon Employees for Climate Justice’s (AECJ) on Sunday evening to lay out why Amazon should beef up its climate plan and what the stakes are…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Employees, Climate Justice, Climate Strike, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice


Doomsday Clocks, Particle Physics Quandaries, and a Talking Mummy: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Give yourself a pat on the back, folks, because we’ve almost made it through the first month of 2020. For those of you still grinding hard at your New Year’s resolutions, congratulations! As for those of you who’ve already flung yourself hurdling off the wagon, you’re still just as valid and lovely and tomorrow’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Video Games, Tinder, Fda, Coke, Nancy Drew, Doomsday Clock, Best of the week, Best Of Gizmodo, Tiktok, Greta Thunberg, Best Gizmodo Stories


Jeri Ryan and Sir Patrick Stewart Discuss the Legacy of Star Trek, Spandex, and Being Memes

Nerd fame is a strange thing. The sheer passion with which people relate to you, or to something you’ve created, is a lot to handle, even for the most seasoned actor or creator. For the cast of a phenomenon like Star Trek, it must be even more overwhelming. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Patrick Stewart, Cbs All Access, Jeri Ryan, Sir Patrick Stewart, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Picard, Legacy of Star Trek Spandex and Being Memes


Motorola: Don't Panic. Your Razr's "Bumps and Lumps" Are Normal

Motorola released a whole slew of YouTube videos Sunday about its new Razr, a revamped throwback to its mid-2000s flip phone of the same name, in celebration of the phone’s pre-order launch. But with them came a disclaimer about the foldable phone: “Screen is made to bend; bumps and lumps are normal.”Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Youtube, Samsung, Smartphones, Phones, Don, Motorola Razr, RAZR, Foldable Phones, Foldables, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Razr 2


Here’s a First Look at Google’s Version of AirDrop for Android

Apple’s AirDrop, the feature that lets iOS users seamlessly transfer files across the company’s devices, has been the envy of Android users for a while. Don’t worry: Google listened, and is working on its own version of AirDrop called Nearby Sharing. Although the feature hasn’t been released yet, we now have an idea…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Science, Airdrop, Nearby Sharing


Coronavirus: 100,000 may already be infected, experts warn

UK government urged to reassure public that NHS is ready for cases within daysAbout 100,000 people could be infected with the new coronavirus around the world, experts have warned, as the UK government faced calls to reassure people that the NHS is ready to deal with any British cases within days.Prof Neil Ferguson, a public health expert at Imperial College, said his “best guess” was that there were 100,000 affected by the virus even though there are only 2,000 confirmed cases so far, mostly in...
Tags: UK, Science, China, Asia Pacific, NHS, Wuhan, Imperial College, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus could infect 100,000 globally, experts warn

UK government urged to reassure public that NHS is ready for cases within daysAbout 100,000 people could be infected with the new coronavirus around the world, experts have warned, as the UK government faced calls to reassure people that the NHS is ready to deal with any British cases within days.Prof Neil Ferguson, a public health expert at Imperial College, said his “best guess” was that there were 100,000 affected by the virus even though there are only 2,000 confirmed cases so far, mostly in...
Tags: UK, Science, China, Asia Pacific, NHS, Wuhan, Imperial College, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus outbreak


NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and 13-Year-Old Daughter Killed in Helicopter Crash [Updated]

Update: 1/26/19, 4:42 p.m.: Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also killed in the crash. TMZ first reported his daughter’s death and it was later confirmed by other media outlets, including CNN and NBC.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cnn, Nba, Helicopter Crash, Tmz, Kobe Bryant, Helicopter, Bryant, Vanessa, LA Lakers, Gianna, Calabasas, Emergency Personnel


Kobe Bryant Dead at 41, Killed in Helicopter Crash: Reports

Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning.According to TMZ, the former L.A. Lakers superstar was traveling with at least three other people in a private helicopter when it went down. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived.The celebrity gossip outlet…Read more...
Tags: Science, Helicopter Crash, Tmz, Kobe Bryant, Helicopter, Vanessa, LA Lakers, L A Lakers, Calabasas, Emergency Personnel, Kobe Bryant Dead


Facebook Gives Unintelligible Response to Jeff Bezos Hack, Deciding to Blame iOS

The news that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally sent malware to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, which led to the compromise of massive amounts of data from Bezos’ phone, has taken the tech world by storm. While the spotlight has been focused on the plot’s outlandishness, in recent days the attention has shifted…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, Facebook Gives Unintelligible Response


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Showrunner Sheds Some Light on Those Last-Minute Twists

The third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is now available for streaming, and if you devoured it in one big magical gulp you might be a bit perplexed by some of what happened. It’s a twisty mystical world of teen witches and hell legions, and this show’s storytelling has never been straightforward. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Netflix, Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina, Sabrina Spellman, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


Aspiring King Arthur Rips Disneyland's Excalibur From Its Stone, Breaks It Immediately

Disneyland’s Excalibur attraction, featuring the famed kingly sword in an anvil, is normally a chance for the park’s visitors to be reminded of The Sword in the Stone. You know, the way-underrated Disney version of the Arthur story, where the chosen one gets to pull the sword out and proceed on his way to the kingdom?…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Disneyland, Excalibur, Sword in the Stone, Let Him Keep The Sword, Arthur Rips Disneyland




This Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Explores the Raw, Jovial Energy of Birds of Prey

The Harley Quinn-led Birds of Prey looks like so much fun. From the colors to the characters, to the sheer bursting energy that each released bit of footage has had, the whole package seems like a much more interesting space to occupy than most other glimpses of the DC Universe we’ve gotten on film. Read more...
Tags: Science, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Dc, Warner Bros, Behind The Scenes, Margot Robbie, DC Entertainment, Raw Jovial Energy of Birds


Kylo Ren Returns to Saturday Night Live for Another Round of Undercover Boss

And he only kills, like, a couple of people. Truly, he’s growing. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Parody, Saturday Night Live, Adam Driver, Kylo Ren, Undercover Boss, Kylo Ren Returns


Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study, published today, mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extremes such as hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and fires.
Tags: Science


Patients suffer invasive treatments for harmless cancers

Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left undetected or untreated, exposing them to unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy, says a new study published online today in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Tags: Science


Prescription drug improves symptoms of autism by targeting brain's chemical messengers

Bumetanide -- a prescription drug for oedema (the build-up of fluid in the body) -- improves some of the symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorders and has no significant side effects, according to a new study from researchers in China and the UK.
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