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Scientists say at least 500,000 people may become infected with the coronavirus in Wuhan before it peaks in the coming weeks

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine estimate that the disease is likely to peak in mid-to-late-February.
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Coronavirus live updates: two senior Hubei officials sacked as deaths pass 1,000 – latest news

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home and nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can’t be found in time? 4.23am GMT Just while I’m on graphs and figures, here are two particularly interesting graphs from the economics research company, Capital Economics. The first shows the rate of...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Economist, Hubei, Capital Economics, Carrie Lam, Coronavirus outbreak, Simon Rabinovitch


Coronavirus live updates: Thailand bars cruise ship as deaths in China pass 1,000 – latest news

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home as nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can’t be found in time? 3.26am GMT The BBC’s correspondent in China, Stephen McDonell, has tweeted about the China’s national health commission changing the way it counts confirmed cases of the virus.I ...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, World news, Bbc, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Carrie Lam, Stephen McDonell, National Health Commission, Xinchao Media, Coronavirus outbreak, Zhang Jixue


Reports: Judge to Rule in Favor of Dreaded T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero is set to allow the $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger to go forward, clearing the path to merge the nation’s third and fourth-largest wireless carriers into a single behemoth that would rival Verizon and A&T, reports indicated on Monday night.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Science, Technology, Fcc, Telecommunications, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Mergers, Att, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, T Mobile, Victor Marrero


Men represent the majority of coronavirus cases so far, according to a new study. Researchers have a few guesses as to why.

A recent study of nearly 140 coronavirus patients showed the virus was most likely to affect older men with preexisting illnesses.
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Some coronavirus patients experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea before they get a fever. They could spread the virus through poop.

Though the virus primarily causes fever and difficulty breathing, these rarer symptoms sometimes appear first.
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Lawyers for Elizabeth Holmes Try to Have Theranos Case Thrown Out, Saying Indictment Too Diluted

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the disastrously failed blood testing/scam startup Theranos, is trying to have charges against her and former company president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani thrown out on the grounds they’re “too vague” and leave prosecutors too much room to cherry pick evidence, Bloomberg reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Bloomberg, Fraud, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh, Blood Tests, Balwani, Ramesh Sunny Balwani


Things Aren't Looking Good for Uber in California

California has been the legal beachhead of labor’s fight against gig work platforms, and unsurprisingly, Uber, Postmates, and other similar companies have done everything in their power to challenge having to reclassify their contract workforces as employees. But a ruling today in the state’s Central District Court…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Labor, California, Postmates, Central District Court, Ab5


Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated in the U.S. in 20 Years, Study Finds

A preventable cancer might be virtually eradicated in the U.S. within the next two decades, according to a new study out Monday. It estimates that cervical cancer could be eliminated by as early as 2038, given current rates of vaccination and pap smear screening. Making sure that 90 percent of women receive screening…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, HPV, Vaccines, Womens Health, Cervical Cancer, Pap Smears


Coronavirus live updates: deaths pass 1,000 as infections rise over 42,000 – latest news

Xi Jinping makes rare appearance at Beijing hospital as nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can’t be found in time? 11.58pm GMT With limited opportunities for residents in many Chinese cities to get out of their homes to shop, and with many shops closed, buses in Shinxi province have been tur...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Jincheng, Coronavirus outbreak, Shinxi province


Ocean Infinity: Exploration company goes for robot boats at scale

Uncrewed Surface vessels are the future on water, just as are driverless cars are on land.
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Trump's Budget Proposal Is an Assault on Clean Air and Water

The Trump administration submitted its 2021 budget proposal to Congress on Monday, and folks, it’s great! Just kidding. It’s awful on many fronts, especially when it comes to the climate and environment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Budget, Congress, Epa, Trump, Environmental Justice, Assault on Clean Air


The Team Behind Gotham's New Fairy Tale Anthology Tells Us Why Damian Wayne Is the Perfect Pinocchio

Being raised from birth as a lethal assassin by your mom’s cabal of sinister killers and having Batman as your dad is enough for any kid to handle. But in DC’s latest young adult graphic novel, Damian Wayne imagines a new life for himself: the starring role in his very own retelling of Pinocchio. Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Gotham, Batman, Dc, Exclusive, Fairy Tales, Preview, DC Entertainment, Folklore, Dustin Nguyen, Pinocchio, Damian Wayne, Derek Fridolfs, Batman Tales Once Upon A Crime


The Wuhan coronavirus has killed more than 1,000 people and infected more than 42,000. Here's everything we know about the outbreak.

Chinese authorities have confirmed more than 42,000 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus. Cases have been reported in at least 25 other countries.
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The first crewed SpaceX flight could happen around May 7th

Last month, Elon Musk said he expected the SpaceX Crew Dragon to launch, with astronauts onboard, sometime between April and June. Now, Ars Technica's Eric Berger reports that first crewed flight could take off on May 7th. Though, due to "a number of variables not hardware related" the launch could happen in late April or later in May. We don't know yet how long the flight will be.
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Coronavirus: new UK cases are closely linked, official says – as it happened

Death toll inside China’s Hubei province jumps to 974, after UK government declared virus an ‘imminent threat to public health’Number of UK confirmed cases rises from four to eightSixty more cases on cruise ship as ‘depression sets in’How to protect yourself from coronavirusShare your stories 10.52pm GMT That’s all from us on this blog, though our coverage will continue overnight in a new live blog. Here’s a summary of the events since we last wrapped things up about 16 hours ago. Related: ...
Tags: UK, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Reuters, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


Sony, TCL, and Amazon Pull Back on MWC Plans Due to Fear of Coronavirus

Following similar announcements from companies including LG, Nvidia, and Ericsson, Sony, TCL, and Amazon have just announced today that they too will pull back on their plans to attend Mobile World Congress 2020. Read more...
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Report: Every Single Israeli Voter's Data Exposed

Campaign managers worldwide should have their internet privileges revoked, period, but here’s the latest stunning fiasco: Netanyahu’s political party the Likud exposed the country’s entire voter registry by uploading it to an app, Haaretz has reported. An “anonymous tipper” claimed to have easily accessed personal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Data Breaches, Netanyahu, Haaretz, Likud, Elector


Swarms of locusts forced Somalia to declare a national emergency. Skin-crawling photos show how menacing their plagues can be.

Africa's worst locust plague in decades is threatening the continent, and there's no telling just how far the ravenous creatures will travel.
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Coronavirus death toll rises over 1,000

In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, a military officer wearing a protective suit gives instructions to evacuees from Wuhan, China, as they travel to a hospital after their arrival at a military base in Wroclaw, Poland. Arek and Jenina Rataj were starting a new life in the Chinese industrial center of Wuhan when a viral outbreak spread across the city of 11 million. While they were relatively safe sheltering at home, Arek felt compelled to go out and document the outbreak of the new type of coronav...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, China, Bloomberg, Belgium, The Guardian, Who, Npr, North America, Accuweather, Wuhan, Hubei, Yokohama Japan, World Health Organization WHO, Northern Hemisphere


'Reaper of death': scientists discover new dinosaur species related to T rex

Species is thought to be the oldest member of the T rex family yet discovered in northern North AmericaScientists in Canada have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex that strode the plain of North America about 80m years ago. Related: Dinosaurs had feathers ruffled by parasites, study finds Continue reading...
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Telescope Detects Fast Radio Burst Hitting Earth Every 16 Days

A telescope in Canada has found a source of mysterious fast radio bursts that repeat every 16 days, according to a new paper. It’s the first regularly repeating fast radio burst known to science.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Canada, Neutron Stars, Astrophysics, Chime, Fast Radio Bursts, Magnetars, Chimefrb


Why Parasite Is the First Climate Movie to Win Best Picture

Parasite, this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, is remarkable. It’s the first film in a language other than English to win the Best Picture award. It features exactly zero white people. It deals explicitly with the cruelties working class people face at the hands of South Korean neoliberalism. It’s equally …Read more...
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AccuWeather predicts a record-setting year for one US crop

After 2019's nightmare of a year for farmers in the United States, AccuWeather is predicting a record-setting corn crop, as well as a substantial increase year-over-year in soybean production."The crop story for 2020 is the bounce-back in U.S. production for both corn and soybeans," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Jason Nicholls.AccuWeather is predicting U.S. corn production in 2020 will reach 15.486 billion bushels, based on 87 million acres harvested with 178 bushels per acre. (The t...
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Amazon, Still Sore Over Lost $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Calls on Trump to Testify

The intentionally public feud between two powerful and deeply unlikeable men continues—this time over a lucrative government contract which was awarded to Amazon rival Microsoft in October. Who will win, and can it please be neither of them?Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Trump, Jedi


Avenue 5 Contains All the Absurd Chaos We Hope to Never Encounter in Deep Space

One of sci-fi’s go-to plots is “disaster in the depths of space,” where a catastrophe endangers the mission and, ultimately, human lives. HBO’s new series Avenue 5 takes that well-worn idea and dunks it into a mix of biting wit, cruise-ship cheese, and unlikable characters you somehow can’t get enough of.Read more...
Tags: Space, Hbo, Comedy, Science, Sci Fi, Armando Iannucci, Poop, Cruise Ships, Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Avenue 5


Airline workers reveal how they're dealing with being on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak as it spreads around the world

As the coronavirus spreads to countries outside China, flight attendants shared their thoughts about working in air travel during an outbreak.
Tags: Science, China


US college students under strict quarantine after returning from China since the coronavirus outbreak say 'it feels like I've been told I deserve this'

After imposing a coronavirus quarantine, Barnard heads apologized to students for sending emails that were "not accurate, appropriate, or acceptable."
Tags: Science, China, US, Barnard


Experts think bats are the source of the Wuhan coronavirus. At least 4 pandemics have originated in these animals.

Both the Wuhan coronavirus and the SARS virus likely jumped from bats to other animals, which then passed it to humans.
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