The Yang Gang Is Now Up for Grabs, With Andrew Yang Dropping Out

Entrepreneur and Venture for America founder Andrew Yang, the technocratic Silicon Valley bro candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries, is out after scoring just three percent in the New Hampshire primaries.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, America, New Hampshire, Silicon Valley, New Hampshire Primary, Tech Policy, Andrew Yang

Wuhan evacuees joyfully threw their face masks after their 14-day quarantine ended — but they could be celebrating too early

A new study from China says the coronavirus incubation period could be up to 24 days, which would render a 14-day quarantine ineffective.
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan

Black Lightning Has Been Slowly But Surely Putting Together DC's Outsiders

Even before the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, Black Lightning’s third season was quickly transforming the city of Freeland into ground zero for a conflict with the nation of Markovia. The city’s growing population of empowered metahumans and the researchers studying their evolution made it Markovia’s prime…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Dc Comics, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Freeland, Nafessa Williams, Black Lightning, Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, The Outsiders, Christine Adams, Dc Cw Verse, Markovia, Infinite Earths Black Lightning, Markovia The city

NOAA Offers $20,000 Reward for Info on Sickos Who Stabbed, Shot Two Dolphins in Florida

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is offering a $20,000 reward to anyone who can lead them to whoever murdered two dolphins found dead and beached last week, the Miami Herald reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Environment, Dolphins, Conservation, Noaa, Marine Conservation, Marine Science, Marine Biology, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Miami Herald, Two Dolphins, Marine Ecology

Presidents Day weekend travel mostly OK

In my last post, I showed a 10 mb map that led me to speculate about whether it was a signal for a change to persistent cold: The vortex was displaced from the North Pole and was quite elongated. I wondered if this was a sign that the vortex would soon weaken. However, that idea was wrong. Tuesday morning's map showed the vortex was back near the North Pole and much less elongated: This suggests the Midwest and Northeast are not likely to have a blocking pattern that favors snow and co...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, Canada, Philadelphia, Lake Erie, East Coast, Pacific, North Pole, New England, Southwest, Midwest, Philly, Ohio Valley, Northeast, New England Temperatures

Judge Sees DoorDash's Bullshit, Orders Arbitration With Over 5,000 Workers

I hereby stan for Honorable United States District Judge William Alsup, the California sharpshooter who gives tech companies a piece of his mind, and us some delightful reading in the court documents. This week, for example, when denying Apple’s motion to dismiss a consumer fraud complaint, he devoted two full…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California, Doordash, William Alsup, Judge William Alsup, Honorable United States

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Joining the MCU in Disney+ Series Loki

Even if the Disney+ show Loki was just Tom Hiddleston talking for eight hours, fans probably would have loved it anyway. But it’s obviously going to be way more than that. The cast continues to grow and its latest addition might be the best one yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Gugu Mbatha, MCU, Disney Plus

Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news

New figures report 95 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, a drop of 22% on the previous day, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments hereWHO chief says threat of virus is greater than terrorismParents of Australian toddler plead for her evacuation from Hubei 12.24am GMT We have to careful with the figures, but it looks like good news today with a discernible fall in the rate of deaths and the spread of the disease in China. 12.09am GMT Welcome to ou...
Tags: Business, Japan, Science, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Who, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak

Moo swings? Cows go through disruptive puberty too – study

Scientists say animals can become more or less bold and adventurous as they grow upHumans are not alone in enduring the rollercoaster ride of puberty as powerful hormones flood the body and cause mood swings from one day to the next. Scientists have found that dairy cows pass through a similar phase of emotional confusion that disturbs their otherwise rather stable personalities.The findings emerged from extensive observations of Holstein dairy cattle as they matured from calves to adulthood. “O...
Tags: Science, Canada, Animal behaviour, University of British Columbia, Nina Von Keyserlingk

SpaceX hires ex-NASA human spaceflight expert and shows off Crew Dragon set to carry astronauts

SpaceX is gearing up for its historic first human spaceflight, with a crewed demonstration mission of its Crew Dragon spacecraft tentatively set for May 7 (though that date is flexible right now). The company on Tuesday showed a clip of the completed Crew Dragon spacecraft that will carry astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley undergoing testing, and CNBC revealed that it had hired former NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier. Gerstenmaier serv...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Ars-technica, Nasa, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Cnbc, Roscosmos, Space Station

'Puzzling' Virus Found in Brazil Has Genetic Material Not Seen in Anything Else

Scientists in Brazil say they’ve made a mysterious discovery. They claim to have found a virus made of genetic material never before seen elsewhere. But you likely have nothing to fear from this virus: It seems to only hunt amoebas.Read more...
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Only 1 in 19 people who might have the coronavirus are being diagnosed in Wuhan, new research suggests

New estimates of novel coronavirus cases in the city of Wuhan, China, place the number of infected people far higher than the current reports.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Wuhan China

Snow covers Rocky Mountains and Texas panhandle, creating accidents and delays

After a winter storm that has been traveling through the southern part of the country hit the southern Rocky mountains and Texas panhandle, many roads across the region have been left in dicey conditions.The Tuesday morning commute had a few bumps in the road for Denver, Colorado, after authorities had to close several highway lanes due to icy conditions.The Denver Post reports that, because of the ice and snow that appeared overnight, traffic speed was very slow on Tuesday morning.AccuWeather S...
Tags: National Weather Service, Texas, Science, Colorado, New Mexico, Denver, Accuweather, Rocky Mountains, Albuquerque, El Paso, Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver Post, Boulder Colorado, Denver Colorado, Bowers, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

A cruise ship has been turned away by 5 countries despite no passengers testing positive for the coronavirus

The WHO said that there's "no such thing as zero risk" and that countries should uphold the "human rights of travelers" amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Malware Threats on Macs Outpace Windows For First Time Ever

It’s generally accepted that Macs are safer and less malware-prone than Windows PCs. Well, not anymore. A new report says that for the first time ever, Mac-specific threats outpaced PCs by a rate of 2:1 in 2019. Read more...
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NASA Requests Funding for Audacious Plan to Bring Martian Soil to Earth

NASA is officially asking Congress to fund a Mars sample-return project, in what would be one of the most complex missions ever attempted by the space agency. Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Planetary Science, Mars 2020, Mars Sample Return

Trump’s new budget pours billions into AI and quantum R&D

The US Office of Science and Technology today released more information about President Donald Trump‘s FY 2021 budget and, as it stands, it looks like the White House and Pentagon are finally getting serious about AI and quantum computing technology. The new budget contains billions of dollars earmarked for AI research and development (R&D) spread out over various government agencies. This includes a record $1 billion set aside for non-military AI research. The National Science Foundation has a ...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, White House, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, National Science Foundation, Neural, US Office of Science and Technology

These Crows Evolved Into a New Species, Boned the Old Species Too Much, Now Back Where They Started

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, a glacier advanced upon the Pacific Northwest, its ice forming a natural barrier that fractured crows into two populations. These populations began to diverge into two separate species, which ornithologists decided were distinguishable by small differences in body measurements and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Birds, Evolution, Ecology, Pacific Northwest, Ice Age, Crows, Birdmodo

The US just completed its first successful quarantine in almost 60 years. Nearly 200 travelers have been declared free of the coronavirus.

The citizens were held at a military base in California after traveling from Wuhan, China, where a deadly coronavirus outbreak started in December.
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The US just completed its first successful quarantine in almost 60 years. Nearly 200 travelers have been declared free the coronavirus.

The citizens were held at a military base in California after traveling from Wuhan, China, where a deadly coronavirus outbreak started in December.
Tags: Science, California, US, Wuhan China

It Appears U.S. Has a 'Smoking Gun' Confirming Huawei-Built Spy Backdoors

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the U.S. government officials are claiming Huawei, a phone and telecommunications company with ties to the Chinese government, has the ability to spy on users of mobile phone networks employing Huawei equipment. The claim comes after years of accusations from the U.S.…Read more...
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Trump's New 'More American' Air Force One Is A Disgrace To The Name

Since the Kennedy Administration, the light-blue and white jet carrying the president has been more than just transportation for American leadership. It has been a symbol of what that leadership was meant to represent. An internationally-minded, forward-thinking ethos steeped in Modernism and Internationalism. Now,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kennedy, Trump, Air Force One, Planelopnik

Samsung's Second Foldable Phone Is Finally Here: Meet the Galaxy Z Flip

After months of leaks and rumors, Samsung finally announced its second foldable phone: the Galaxy Z Flip. The announcement came alongside announcements for the new Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Buds+, at its Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, San Francisco Read, Flexible Displays, Bendy Screens, Foldables, Galaxy Fold, The Samsung Galaxy Zflip Is Here, Galaxy Unpack

'Hard to believe' flu season peaks again. What's next?

Visits to health care providers for influenzalike illnesses (ILI) increased for a third straight week to 6.7 percent compared to 6 percent the previous week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).That's not surprising for researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia who work in a research partnership with AccuWeather.They predicted what is now a second peak of ILI activity for the 2019-20 season a month ago when ILI activity was at its ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, United States, Idaho, Victoria, University Of Virginia, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, Lewis, Jade, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Plains, Peter Palese, Bryan Lewis, Amanda Phillips, DirecTV Frontier

FTC Digging Into Big Tech’s Past for Possible Anticompetitive Mergers and Acquisitions

Adding to the already-considerable interest in antitrust enforcement against major US tech companies, the Federal Trade Commission today announced a Special Order demanding information from Apple, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook about their mergers and acquisitions over a ten year period. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, US, Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Apple Alphabet Google Amazon Microsoft

'Rosalind Franklin': Europe's Mars rover heads for fit checks

The six-wheeled robot survives the simulated conditions it'll experience on the Red Planet.
Tags: Europe, Science, Mars, Rosalind Franklin

Intermittent fasting is the best diet for weight loss, but the Mediterranean diet is easier to stick to and healthier overall, study finds

Researchers at the University of Otago studied people on intermittent fasting, paleo, and Mediterranean diets. Some were easier to stick to.
Tags: Science, Mediterranean, University of Otago

Photos from inside the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where thousands of passengers have been quarantined for a week because of the coronavirus outbreak

Of the 3,711 people aboard, 135 have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The alcohol supply is dwindling, and people are doing sudokus.
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Photos inside the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where thousands of passengers have been quarantined for a week because of the coronavirus outbreak

Of the 3,711 people aboard, 135 have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The alcohol supply is dwindling, and people are doing sudokus.
Tags: Science

Why Trump might soon make (some) scientists very happy

The White House issued its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10.The request includes deep cuts to many federal science agencies, though it also calls for more funding into certain research, including NASA.The administration could soon mandate that all federally funded research be published without paywalls, a move that many researchers seem to support. The White House sent its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10, offering a glimpse into how the Trump administration wants to repri...
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