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Coronavirus outbreak: Britons fly out of Wuhan as death toll passes 200

Flight carrying 83 British people and 27 foreign nationals will land in the UK on Friday as US tells citizens ‘don’t go to China’A plane carrying more than 100 British and other EU nationals trapped in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has left for the UK after Chinese spouses and partners were given permission to travel.The chartered flight left Wuhan at 9:45am local time on Friday, the Foreign Office said in a statement. The plane was carrying 83 British people and 27 ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, China, US, Eu, UK News, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, Foreign Office, RAF Brize Norton, Coronavirus outbreak


Rocket Lab launches secret payload from New Zealand for U.S. spy satellite agency

After waiting out high winds, Rocket Lab's low-cost Electron rocket launched a top-secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office from New Zealand, halfway around the world from the U.S. spy satellite agency's headquarters. Liftoff for the "Birds of a Feather" mission took place at 6:56 p.m. PT today (3:56 p.m. local time Friday), nearly three hours after the day's launch window opened. Rocket Lab's team faced excessively high ground winds, but the breeze subsided in time ...
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Coronavirus: China death toll reaches 213 after WHO declares global emergency – live news

More than 9,320 people infected globally, as WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systemsWHO declares coronavirus a global health emergencyHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedShare your stories 1.28am GMT On Thursday, China’s Football Association cancelled all domestic games at all levels, in a response to the coronavirus. China’s national women’s team are in Au...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, UK News, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Brisbane, Football Association, Who, Solomon Islands, Pacific, Wuhan, Football Federation Australia


Plastic pollution: 'Hidden' chemicals build up in seabirds

Chemicals in plastics can build up in seabirds at levels thousands of times higher than normal.
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Wuhan coronavirus has killed over 200 people. Here are all the countries warning against travel to China.

The US, UK and Canada have warned against all non-essential travel to China and Hubei province as the virus continues to spread around the world.
Tags: Science, China, Canada, Wuhan, Hubei, US UK


A Robotic Swinging Spider-Man Is Coming to Disneyland This Summer

After first revealing what many speculated to be robotic stunt doubles several years ago, today the official Disney Parks Blog confirmed that Disney Research’s swinging, posing, self-contained animatronic trapeze artists will be used to create a real-life version of Spider-Man swinging over the upcoming Avengers CampusRead more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Robots, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disney Research, Marvel Studios, Spider Man, Animatronics, Disney Parks Blog, Disney California Adventure, Avengers Campus


It Grows

Evil had a great holiday season: Amazon now has over 150 million Prime subscribers, the company announced in Q4 2019 numbers released on Thursday. The massive growth numbers sent the company’s market cap surging to over $1 trillion and made CEO Jeff Bezos an estimated $13.2 billion in a matter of minutes.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Jeff Bezos, E Commerce, It Feeds


Poorer countries suffer most from global health crises, we need help to handle coronavirus | Dr Claude Posala

Pacific nations, still reeling from a devastating measles outbreak, have watched news out of Wuhan in panicAs Pacific Islanders watched updates about the coronavirus outbreak over the past few weeks, unease soon gave way to panic.Still reeling in shock from a measles outbreak in Samoa, Pacific Islanders’ fears were stoked as it became apparent that even large, well-developed countries were struggling to contain the outbreak. Low-resourced settings always suffer the greatest losses in global medi...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Solomon Islands, Wuhan, Pacific Islanders, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus outbreak, Claude Posala, Samoa Pacific Islanders


Coronavirus: death toll reaches 212 after WHO declares global emergency – live news

More than 9,320 people infected around the world as WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systemsWHO declares coronavirus a global health emergencyHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedShare your stories 12.29am GMT I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who sent in information, it’s been extremely helpful. Here’s a summary of some key updates before I hand over ...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Who, Melbourne, Greg Hunt, Gold Coast, Coronavirus outbreak


'Contagion' is now one of the most popular movies on iTunes because of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Here's how it compares to reality.

The Wuhan coronavirus has infected at least 9,000 people. As fears of a pandemic increase, people are comparing the outbreak to the movie "Contagion."
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Aurora chasers discovered and filmed a new type of aurora that reaches across the sky like fingers. It's called 'the dunes.'

Scientists think the new aurora forms when electric currents from space create folds and curls in Earth's atmosphere.
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Coronavirus: Italy and Germany confirm cases after WHO declares global emergency – live news

WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systems as UK citizens in Hubei are due to be flown home on FridayWHO declares coronavirus a global health emergencyHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedShare your stories 11.32pm GMT The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have confirmed that following a last-minute decision from China, dependents of British nationals and dual na...
Tags: UK, Science, China, Germany, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Hubei, Commonwealth Office, Coronavirus outbreak


This tech subscription box can rewire your brain for the better

Creation Crate is a tech subscription box that sends monthly projects, with all the components, right to your door. Each project in the curriculum teaches new lessons in electronics and C++ programming. The projects get more challenging as you learn. Working with your hands changes your brain's neurochemistry to reduce stress and increase learning. It's also a great way to prepare kids for a STEM future. With the subscription box market on the rise, just about anything you could po...
Tags: Science, Design, Technology, Learning, Cbs News, Neuroscience, Computers, Code, Brain, Engineering, Innovation, Electricity, University Of Chicago, Mind, Crawford, Lambert


Avast CEO Says Company Will Shutter Data-Sucking Subsidiary, Apologizes for the Data-Sucking

The “global leader” in cybersecurity—Avast—announced today it would be shutting down its analytics arm Jumpshot that was recently found harvesting the data of the hundreds of millions installing Avast’s free browser extension. Apparently, the optics of a company that prides itself on privacy-forward approaches and…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Shut It Down, See Ya


The Wuhan coronavirus seems to have a low fatality rate, and most patients make full recoveries. Experts reveal why it's causing panic anyway.

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China is sparking fear, distrust, and xenophobia around the world.
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan


Scientists unveil highest resolution images of the sun ever captured

In new videos from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the sun's surface can be seen close-up in the highest resolution yet.The footage was taken with the NSF's Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, one of the federal agency's most powerful telescopes that is perched at the top of Haleakala Observatory on the Hawaiian island of Maui. It shows details of the sun's surface that are as small as Manhattan Island -- the most granular features to ever be captured of the sun's surfac...
Tags: Twitter, Texas, Science, Accuweather, Maui, Galileo, NSF, Manhattan Island, NSO, National Science Foundation NSF, Daniel K Inouye, National Solar Observatory NSO, DirecTV Frontier, Thomas Rimmele, Rimmele, Haleakala Observatory


Plague Big Opportunity, Rat Says

Commerce Department ghoul Wilbur Ross gloated about his belief the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China is good for JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! in an appearance on Fox Business on Thursday morning, even as the confirmed number of cases and deaths keep rising and experts worry of sustained global spread.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, China, Outbreak, Commerce Department, Wilbur Ross, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus


Scientists Turned a Normal Jellyfish Into a Speedy Cyborg Jellyfish

Jellyfish are the most efficient swimmers in the ocean, albeit fairly slow ones. Researchers at Stanford University made a jellyfish swim three times faster by sticking a motor to it, creating a biohybrid robot with the jellyfish as the “scaffold.” Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Robotics, Biomimetics, Stanford University, Jellyfish, Cyborgs


Lego Masters' Superstar Tells Us How to Become a Professional Builder

Wanting to make a show about Lego is one thing. Actually making a show about Lego is something else. You’d need an expert. Someone to make sure you were doing things right and had everything you need. You’d need someone like Nathan Sawaya.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Interview, Fox, Lego, Will Arnett, Lego Masters, Nathan Sawaya


If You’re Going to Buy Her Lingerie for Valentine’s Day, Buy It From One of These Brands

At the risk of mixing cultural metaphors, Valentine’s Day is the Super Bowl of men buying lingerie for their significant others. Christmas and Hanukkah are celebrated with family, usually, making sexy undergarments a less-than-ideal gift, while anniversaries call for nostalgic presents rather than romantic ones. As…Read more...
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Scientists make jellyfish swim faster to prepare for deep-sea exploration

Scientists at Caltech and Stanford University want to turn jellyfish into deep-sea explorers that could be directed around the ocean, recording info as they travel. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team explains how they've developed a tiny, microelectronic prosthetic that can be attached to jellyfish, causing them to swim faster and more efficiently.
Tags: Science, Stanford University, Caltech


This Squishy Water Bottle Would Be Perfect If Filling It Weren't So Dumb

I have a never-ending list of quests to find the perfect every day carry accessories, which includes a drawn out hunt for the ideal water bottle. At CES earlier this month I spent a week with Matador’s new squishy, packable water bottle and while it’s not my holy grail of hydration, it’s a nice option when traveling…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Water Bottles, Bottles, Matador, Hydration, Matador Packable Water Bottle


There's only one way to know if you have the coronavirus, and it involves machines full of spit and mucus

"The symptoms of this disease early are fever, and cough, and respiratory," the CDC's Nancy Messonnier said on Wednesday. It's a lot like the flu.
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We're in an 'age of epidemics,' a scientist says. More diseases like the coronavirus will jump from animals to people.

The Wuhan coronavirus has infected more than 8,200 people. According to experts, we can expect other similar outbreaks in the future.
Tags: Science, Wuhan


The World Health Organization just declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency because it could spread to countries that aren't prepared

Public-health leaders and doctors from around the world met in Geneva to discuss the coronavirus outbreak, which has spread to 20 countries.
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WHO Declares Global Health Emergency as Wuhan Coronavirus Continues to Spread

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared an international public health emergency over the deadly new coronavirus that has hit China hard. The announcement comes as nearly a hundred cases have been spotted in countries outside of China, including the first case of human-to-human transmission in the U.S.,…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, World Health Organization, Outbreak, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, WHO Declares Global Health Emergency, Wuhan Coronavirus Continues


Coronavirus: WHO declares global emergency but stresses confidence in China – live news

WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systems as UK citizens in Hubei are due to be flown home on FridayHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedCoronavirus: Britons stuck in Wuhan to be flown home on FridayShare your stories 8.14pm GMT The four chief medical officers of the UK have increased the risk level of coronavirus from low to moderate.They said that they “do n...
Tags: UK, Science, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Who, Wuhan, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak, Didier Houssin


'Goosebumps': Researchers Capture First Video From Under Antarctica's Most Endangered Glacier

Thwaites Glacier is one of the most remote parts of the Antarctic (which is saying a lot) and yet its fate is intimately tied with millions of people around the world. The glacier is the bulwark against ice stored on West Antarctica. If it collapses, it could destabilize the region’s ice and send sea levels spiraling…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Antarctic, West Antarctica, West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Thwaites Glacier, Ice Ice Maybe


The number of Wuhan coronavirus cases has passed the SARS total after just a month. Here's how the 2 outbreaks compare.

A SARS outbreak swept across 29 countries between November 2002 and July 2003. But more people have caught the new Wuhan coronavirus in one month.
Tags: Science, Wuhan


Daylight Saving Time Linked to More Deadly Car Crashes

A new study out Thursday highlights a disturbing consequence of the much-hated tradition of Daylight Saving Time. It found evidence that the yearly moving-ahead of clocks in the spring leads to more fatal car crashes throughout the U.S. during the following week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Car Accidents, Daylight Saving Time



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