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Coronavirus: 70 more cases on Japan cruise ship as China infections pass 68,000

US, Canada and Hong Kong offer citizens on Diamond Princess flights home as death toll inside China reaches 1,665A further 70 people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to 355, as three countries say they will fly their citizens on the ship home. It comes as China’s National Health Commission announced the death toll inside the country had risen to 1,665, with 68,500 infections.The US embassy in Japan announced on Saturda...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Yokohama, US Canada, Diamond Princess, National Health Commission, Coronavirus outbreak


The Witcher Casts a Pair of New Witchers For Season 2

There are a lot of monsters on the Continent. So to take ‘em out, you need a lotta witchers. Whole schools of ‘em, in fact. For its second season, The Witcher is packing in a couple more. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, The Witcher, Kaer Morhen, Paul Bullion, Yasen Atour


HQ Trivia Has One Final, Drunken Hurrah

After hearing yesterday’s news that HQ Trivia was penniless and abruptly shuttering, host Matt Richards paid $5 out of his own pocket so its last show could have some sort of prize for viewers who stuck around until the very end.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, App, Mobile Games, Matt Richards, HQ Trivia, Rus Yusupov, Quiz Daddy


SpaceX delivers the Crew Dragon capsule to its launch site

The SpaceX Crew Dragon, which is slated to be the first spacecraft to carry humans to orbit from American soil since 2011, has arrived at its Cape Canaveral launch site. NASA and SpaceX are already preparing the vehicle for its first flight manned test and will put it through final testing and prelaunch processing over the next months. If all goes well, the first manned flight test will happen as soon as this spring -- Elon Musk previously revealed that the launch's working date is May 7th -...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Cape Canaveral, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


'Wholly inappropriate' quarantine practices may have helped spread coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, experts say

"They've basically trapped a bunch of people in a large container with [the] virus," one epidemiologist said.
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Photographers gather in Yosemite for once in a lifetime firefall

Yosemite National Park in California is world-renowned for its dramatic landscape, sheer granite cliffs and cascading waterfalls, the most famous of which being aptly named Yosemite Falls. But this week, people visiting the park will be looking for a smaller, little-known waterfall that may briefly appear as if it were made of fire.Of the millions of people that visit the park every year, a select few chose to travel to Yosemite around the third week of February to try and catch a glimpse of a r...
Tags: Science, Yosemite, California, Accuweather, National Park Service, Nps, El Capitan, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, National Park Service NPS, Horsetail Fall, Glacier Point, Jonathan Petramala, DirecTV Frontier, Reno DiTullio, Rodney Chai, Glacier Falls


New Documents Reveal One Driver’s Agony and Confusion During the Fatal Tesla Model 3 Crash in Florida

New documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week reveal the agonizing experience of one of the drivers involved in the fatal crash with a Tesla Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida in 2019. The Tesla crash in Florida is one of two recent cases that have captured the federal government’s…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Autopilot, Tesla Model, Delray Beach Florida, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB


Canadian Pipeline Protests Shut Down Train Service Across the Country

Large portions of Canada’s train service have shut down—including a vital cross-continental rail line—after indigenous land defenders blockaded several major railways in countrywide anti-pipeline protests.Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Indigenous Rights, Oil Pipelines, Pipelines Suck


In Quibi's The Stranger, Dane DeHaan Is a Terrifying Killer

Quibi, Quibi, you odd beast. High production quality, tiny episodes. A new format for television, or a bizarre experiment? I honestly have no idea. But I do know that some of the shows coming out for it are a little intriguing. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Trailer Frenzy, Dane DeHaan, The Stranger, Quibi, Quibi Quibi


Report: Netflix Is in Talks to Renew Lucifer For Season 6

Netflix does love its rescues, doesn’t it? Maybe even a bit more than it loves canceling shows after producing two seasons. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Warner Bros, Lucifer, Tom Ellis


Deeper snowpack expected for Rocky Mountain ski resorts in time for Presidents Day

The same storm bringing a dose of rain and high-elevation snow to the Northwest into Sunday will push into Wyoming, Utah and Colorado just in time for the Presidents Day holiday.Those utilizing Presidents Day on Monday to get out and enjoy the slopes will be welcomed by some fresh snow at many of the nearby resorts.While 1-3 inches of snow is expected for the majority of the region that will receive snow, the higher elevations could have as much as half a foot by the time the storm winds down on...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Accuweather, New England, Northwest, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountain, Northern Plains Great Lakes, Wyoming Utah, DirecTV Frontier, AccuWeather Local StormMax, Colorado Rockies Travel, NWS Pendleton


NOT A FAIRYTALE: How Americans can survive and thrive after a divorce

Many Americans face a bad relationship in their lives. Here are some tips when divorce becomes a reality.
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Fresh snow arrives for Rocky Mountain ski resorts in time for Presidents Day weekend

The same storm bringing a dose of rain and high-elevation snow to the Northwest over the weekend will push into Wyoming, Utah and Colorado just in time for the end of the holiday weekend.Those utilizing Presidents Day on Monday to get out and enjoy the slopes will be welcomed by some fresh snow at many of the nearby resorts.While 1-3 inches of snow is expected for the majority of the region that will see snow, the higher elevations could have as much as half a foot by the time the storm winds do...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Accuweather, New England, Northwest, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountain, Northern Plains Great Lakes, Wyoming Utah, DirecTV Frontier, AccuWeather Local StormMax, Colorado Rockies Travel, NWS Pendleton


Pressure grows on UK to rescue citizens from coronavirus-stricken ship

Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action• All the day’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became the first person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and Britis...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Harrison Ford Says He Starts Doing... Something With Indiana Jones 5 in a Couple Months

Now that his time making afterlife cameos as Han Solo is definitely wrapped and done, Harrison Ford seems to be about ready to move on to his other big legacy role: Indiana Jones. In a new interview, Ford reveals that he’s going to start working on returning to that role rather soon. Though it’s unclear what,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ford, Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones 5


Mystery virus found with mostly unknown DNA

A virus has been found whose DNA is 90% absolutely unfamiliar.Scientists have no real idea what it developed from, or how.Viruses used to be thought of as simple, jumbles of things — not so much any more. In Lake Pampulha in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, scientists found an amoeba virus unlike anything seen before. Named after Yara, the mother of waters in Brazilian mythology, 90 percent of the Yaravirus's genome is comprised of genes never before described. Sifting through the publicly...
Tags: Science, France, Water, Virus, Discovery, Genetics, Microbiology, Innovation, Brazil, Microbes, Belo Horizonte, Aix Marseille University, Yara, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Lake Pampulha, Bernard La Scola


Pressure grows on UK to airlift citizens on coronavirus-stricken ship

Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action• All the day’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became the first person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and Britis...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Diamond Princess cruise ship has 67 passengers who have tested positive for coronavirus onboard, Japan's Health Minister announced

This new number, announced by Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato's on Saturday, has brought the total amount of diagnosed passengers up to 286.
Tags: Japan, Science, Katsunobu Kato, Diamond Princess


The First Death from Coronavirus Outside Asia Has Been Reported in France

France reported the first death due to coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, outside Asia on Saturday. According to health authorities, the victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist from the Hubei province, the center of the outbreak, who arrived in France on Jan. 16. The man was hospitalized shortly after his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, Science, France, Hubei, Coronavirus


Is Coffee Good For You?

We've come a long way from the cans of Folgers that filled our grandparents' cupboards, with our oat milk lattes, cold brews and Frappuccinos. Some of us are still very utilitarian about the drink while others perform elaborate rituals. The fourth most popular beverage in the country, coffee is steeped into our culture. Just the right amount can improve our mood; too much may make us feel anxious and jittery.Is coffee good for me?Yes.In moderation, coffee seems to be good for most people...
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Stormy pattern takes a back seat to sunshine in the Northwest this week

After wetter-than-normal conditions in the Northwest for the start of 2020, drier conditions are on the way next week.Following stormy weather over the weekend, which will spread snow into the Rockies for the start of the new week, the waves of wet weather will cease in the Northwest.Some snow showers will linger early in the week across the highest elevations, although it will be noticeably drier by Tuesday. Even drier conditions are in store for the rest of the week."High pressure will sett...
Tags: Science, Canada, Auburn, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Accuweather, Cascades, Northwest, Rockies, Green River, BOISE Idaho, Spokane Washington, Northern Plains, LoBiondo, U S Seattle, DirecTV Frontier


The Dangerous Seduction of a Trillion Trees

The arc of Republican climate politics has gone from supporting market solutions like cap and trade to outright denial over the years. The fetid nature of conservative climate politics has done wonders for short-term political gain and obscenely enriched a small cadre of fossil fuel executives and lobbyists. But it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Trees, Conservation, Trump, Fores, Climate Politics, Trillion Trees


Dabbing Weed No Longer Requires a Torch, But Can Still Be a Hassle

I’m not going to lie; smoking dabs is over the top. But solvent-based cannabis extracts, also referred to as dabs, has become a popular way to consume cannabis for years. And now that 11 states have legalized the use of cannabis recreationally and 47 out of 50 states have some form of medical marijuana (sucks for you…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Weed, Dabbing, Dab, Video Review, Grenco, Grenco Science G Pen Connect Review


Americans on the coronavirus-struck Diamond Princess cruise ship will be flown back to US to face another two-week quarantine

The state department will offer two planes to repatriate Americans who have been quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
Tags: Science, US, Diamond Princess


The People Behind The Toys That Made Us Are Working On a Magic: The Gathering Documentary

Ignite the Spark, the Story of Magic: The Gathering is an upcoming documentary film that will, according to a press release, explore the history and popularity of the most popular card game of all time that isn’t played with a deck of standard playing cards. Read more...
Tags: Science, Documentaries, Wizards Of The Coast, Magic The Gathering, The Toys That Made Us


The US will begin testing patients with flu-like symptoms for coronavirus in an expanded effort to contain the outbreak

The CDC announced several new measures to aid in the mitigation of the spread of the new coronavirus.
Tags: Science, Cdc, US


Lodge's $10 Cast Iron Skillet Will Have You Cooking With Fire

Lodge 8-Inch Cast Iron Skillet | $10 | AmazonRead more...
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Delta says it will spend $1 billion to be carbon neutral, the latest airline announcing a radical shift to make flying less destructive

With demand for air travel rising and increased emissions a threat to our planet, airlines are taking measures to satisfy shareholders and environmentalists.
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Innovation in space food and slime, an artist's sudden success, and why we should eat more sea urchins The Future of Space Food MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative focuses on all kinds of research and preparation for “the day when humanity becomes a space-native civilization, as comfortable in thFrom slime to space, tech and textilese cosmos as we have been on Earth.” The team …
Tags: Food, Art, Space, Science, Design, News, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Sustainability, Cellphones, Nature, Architecture, Ocean, Artists, Seafood


One Wuhan family’s tale of quarantine, followed by infection … and tragedy

Liu Mengdi could only look on as her relatives were ravaged by the virus. Now she has been warned to stop posting about their traumaLiu Mengdi, 25, has been keeping a diary of the past few weeks as the coronavirus has ravaged her home town of Wuhan.“Today is the sixth day of the Wuhan lockdown [the city has been under quarantine for the last three weeks]. I thought my family, prevented from going out, would at least be safe,” she wrote on 29 January from Italy, where she is in her last year of u...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak, Liu Mengdi



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