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Coronavirus live updates: cruise ship cases rise to 61 as China mourns whistleblower doctor – latest news

Li Wenliang’s death in Wuhan comes as Hong Kong prepares to impose quarantine on mainland travellers. Follow live updatesDoctor who blew whistle over coronavirus has died, hospital saysProfile of whistleblower doctorFirst British national to contract coronavirus had been in SingaporeShare your stories 2.23am GMT Hong Kong has cancelled a major a major cultural and business event for the city, amid the virus outbreak. The annual Art Basel Hong Kong, which drew more than 80,000 people last yea...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, World news, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, State Department, Wuhan, US State Department, Wuhan China, Basel Hong Kong, Coronavirus outbreak, Li Wenliang


Watch Adam Savage get zapped by electricity

A fun video from 2011 Maker Faire. After his talk, Adam Savage (back when Mythbusters was still on the air) performs the Doctor Who theme song with ArcAttack. We do love Adam Savage around here at Boing Boing. Subscribe to ADAM SAVAGE'S TESTED, his great new YouTube channel. [via IMGUR, congrats, Kristen Lomasney!] Adam Savage does ArcAttack
Tags: Video, Science, News, Diy, Electricity, Adam Savage, Mythbusters, Maker Faire, Tesla coils, Kristen Lomasney, Boing Boing Subscribe


Trump's Blasting Through a National Monument to Have His Border Wall

As part of the Trump administration’s latest siege on national monuments, government contractors have started blowing up a mountain on protected lands in Arizona as construction continues on a hallmark of Trump’s presidency: the infamous border wall.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arizona, National Monuments, Trump, Border Wall, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Organ Pipe National Monument


How deadly is the new coronavirus? Research so far suggests the fatality rate could be low.

The current fatality rate is around 2%, but health experts predict it will ultimately be lower than that.
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OneWeb: London start-up launches first big batch of satellites

The UK-based firm launches 34 spacecraft for its broadband internet mega-constellation.
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All the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Facts That'll Save Your Oscar Party

Want to impress some less-nerdy Oscar party guests this weekend? We’ve got just the thing.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Sci Fi, Oscars, Black Widow, Birds Of Prey, Scarlett Johansson, Warner Bros, Adam Driver, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Joker, Taika Waititi, James Mangold


Cruise ships, detention centers, seaside resorts, and motels: Photos show how travelers are being quarantined due to the coronavirus

France has placed evacuees in a seaside resort, while Australian nationals are being held in a detention center on a remote island.
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SpaceX plans to spin off its Starlink satellite internet business

SpaceX chief Elon Musk declared years ago that the company won't go public until its Mars vehicle is regularly flying people to the red planet. You might get the chance to own a piece of the company earlier than that, though: According to Bloomberg, SpaceX is thinking of spinning out Starlink, its space internet business, and of taking it public.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, StarLink, Bloomberg SpaceX


The FCC Is Ignoring The People Who Need Them The Most

We’ve known for years that the Federal Communications Commission—or FCC, for short—has ignored rural communities seeking at-home internet. And now, we can finally quantify how shitty the FCC is actually being. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Broadband, Federal Communications Commission, Classism


The Chinese doctor who tried to warn others about coronavirus

When Li Wenliang warned about a Sars-like virus at his hospital in Wuhan, authorities tried to silence him.
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Storm to usher in more chilly weather and even snow to Southern California, Desert Southwest

A storm forecast to affect the Northwest this weekend will split into two parts -- and one of the pieces will take aim at Southern California and the southwestern United States, dragging chilly air back into the region by early next week.The storm is expected to bring some rain and mountain snow, including at pass levels, to the region. Travel hazards will accompany the beneficial rain and snow over the area. The storm may tiptoe as it drifts southward across Northern California and part of t...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, United States, Arizona, San Diego, Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacific Ocean, Accuweather, Sierra Nevada, Northwest, Southern California, Southwest, Northern California, Phoenix, National Weather Service NWS


The reason some men go bald, according to a dermatologist

We asked a dermatologist to explain why some men lose their hair, and why male pattern baldness can strike early in life.
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China Orders Mandatory Coronavirus Checks in Wuhan and All Infected Moved to Quarantine Camps

Chinese authorities have reportedly imposed mandatory temperature checks for all residents in Wuhan, the Hubei province city at the center of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, and plan to move all infected into quarantine facilities as the death toll continued to rise to 563 and the number of confirmed cases rose to…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, China, Outbreak, Wuhan, 2019 Ncov, Coronavirus, Quarantine Camps, Wuhan the Hubei province city


4 children found alive in remote part of Alaska after being stranded by blizzard for 27 hours

The remote village of Nunam Iqua is located about 160 miles northwest of Bethel. (AccuWeather) Four children between the ages of 2 and 14 were found alive, but suffering from severe hypothermia, on Monday after becoming lost in a blizzard for 27 hours near Nunam Iqua, Alaska, a remote community with a population of less than 200, according to the 2010 census.Alaska State Troopers have identified the children as 14-year-old Christopher Johnson, 8-year-old Frank Johnson, 7-year-old Ethan Camill...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Alaska, Associated Press, Accuweather, Paul Walker, Camille, Anchorage, Walker, Bethel, Trey, Nome Alaska, Alaska Public Media, Alphonso Thomas, Christopher Johnson, KTUU TV


The Cast and Crew of Birds of Prey on Prepping for the Film's Intense, Zany Action

There’s a lot of fun to be had in Birds of Prey, but one of its stand-out highlights is its approach to action. How did the stars feel bringing a sense of brutal grace to Harley and the team’s fight against Roman Sionis? “It’s just bad ass,” Rosie Perez told us. “I mean, really, it’s just bad ass!”Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Exclusive, Rosie Perez, DC Entertainment, Harley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Cathy Yan, Roman Sionis


At Long Last, Our Netflix Autoplay Nightmare Is Over

Netflix hasn’t killed autoplaying videos entirely, but in a tweet today it announced the ability to at least turn off the autoplay trailers and next episode “features”.Read more...
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Tesla Remotely Removes Autopilot Features From Customer's Used Tesla Without Any Notice

One of the less-considered side effects of car features moving from hardware to software is that important features and abilities of a car can now be removed without any actual contact with a given car. Where once de-contenting involved at least a screwdriver (or, if you were in a hurry, a hammer), now thousands of…Read more...
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Bumblebees Have Something New to Worry About

We know that the bees ain’t doing too well due to pesticides and even whack-ass bee houses! A new study, however, shed light on a whole new threat to bees: extreme weather. Turns out bumblebees are (unsurprisingly) another casualty of climate change, and that can be devastating to the ecosystems that rely on these…Read more...
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Trump Administration Boldly Finalizes Plan to Ruin Some of America's Most Pristine Wilderness

A little more than two years after dramatically shrinking two national monuments in Utah, the Trump administration has finished off its plans to exploit the land it cut out. I, for one, will rest easy knowing that formerly pristine wilderness and land held sacred by local tribes is finally in the hands of prospectors,…Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Evil, America, Trump, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Trump Administration, Bears Ears National Monument


U.S. Trial Finds CRISPR-Edited Cells Are Safe in Cancer Patients

For years, scientists have hoped to use the gene-editing technology CRISPR to help treat all sorts of diseases, including cancer. Now for the first time in the U.S., researchers say they’ve shown that CRISPR-edited immune cells can be safely given to cancer patients and survive for up to nine months—a finding that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Genetic Engineering, Crispr


1800 Flowers Is Having A Two-Day Sale So Grab A Bouquet For Your Valentine

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China's Biggest Phone Makers Are Building an Alternative to Google's App Store

Google Play may not be the dominant Android app store for much longer if China’s largest smartphone makers have anything to say about it.Read more...
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AccuWeather's retail sales prediction rings true for the 2019 holiday season

Macy's Herald Square opens its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for thousands of Black Friday shoppers in search of amazing sales and doorbuster deals, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Macy's) AccuWeather accurately forecast that the weather would be "less of a factor" impacting 2019 holiday retail sales than in most years and the company's prediction of a 3.6 percent increase over 2018 was closest to the 3.4 percent growth reported by the Mas...
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1800 Flowers Is Having A One-Day Sale So Grab A Bouquet For Your Valentine

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Apple Proves It's One of Right-to-Repair's Most Powerful Villains

Well, well, well. After Apple—a company notoriously hostile to independent repair shops—appeared to cede part of its monopoly on Apple product repairs through its Independent Repair Provider (IRP) program, a new report has found that Apple is still very much on its bullshit.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Repair, Right To Repair, IRP


Doctor who blew whistle over coronavirus has died, hospital says

Early reports of death of Li Wenliang were retracted, only for doctor to succumb to disease later in dayCoronavirus – latest developmentsA whistleblowing Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm about the coronavirus outbreak has died, a Communist party-controlled newspaper has confirmed.Li Wenliang, 34, was declared dead at 2.58am local time on Friday morning after “emergency treatment” at a hospital in Wuhan, the Global Times reported, following hours of confusion over his fate. Continue re...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Global Times, Coronavirus outbreak, Li Wenliang


Whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang, who was censored after sounding the alarm about the coronavirus, has died in Wuhan

A doctor in Wuhan, China, who issued an early warning about the new coronavirus and was silenced by police, died early on Friday.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Wuhan China, Li Wenliang


A crucial variable predicts how contagious an infectious disease is. Scientists can't yet pinpoint the number for the new coronavirus.

Experts are working to figure out how many people an average patient with the Wuhan coronavirus infects.
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The Orbital Clutter Expands: SpaceX RivaI OneWeb Is About to Launch 34 Satellites

OneWeb, a UK-based telecommunications firm, is set to launch 34 satellites into space. These satellites will join an internet constellation that could soon consist of 648 satellites, in a system that will rival Elon Musk’s Starlink. We’ve officially entered into a new race for space—one that threatens astronomy and…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Science, Satellites, OneWeb, StarLink, Satellite Constellations, Space Traffic, Megaconstellations


Boeing Finds New Software Problem With Scandal-Plagued 737 Max Plane

Engineers at Boeing have discovered a new software issue with the 737 Max plane, which has been grounded worldwide for almost a year over technical issues. The new problem, first reported by Bloomberg News, involves the trim system, which regulates whether the nose of the aircraft is pointed up or down. A light for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Bloomberg News, Steve Dickson, MCAS, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max, Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System



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