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Global Death Toll from COVID-19 Surpasses 2,000, Though China Maintains Outbreak Slowing Down

More than 2,000 people have died from the ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing the latest figures including an updated tally from China’s National Health Comission.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, China, Cnn, Outbreak, 2019 Ncov, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID, National Health Comission


Put a Fork in It: Blue Apron Could Be Cooking Up a Sale Amid Dire Quarterly Results

Meal kit delivery service Blue Apron is “evaluating a broad range of strategic options”—phrasing that usually indicates a company is instead running out of said options—after posting dismal Q4 2019 results on Tuesday that came in below investor estimates, CNN Business reported.Read more...
Tags: Food, Business, Science, Technology, Blue Apron, Hellofresh, Meal Delivery, Meal Kits, Hanging It Up


Jason Blum Swears the New Halloween Trilogy Won't Have a Lord of the Rings Problem

There’s a potential problem when you announce that a film will be getting two sequels to make the series a trilogy. The second movie could end up feeling insignificant because we already know the story will continue.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Interview, Jason Blum, David Gordon Green, Halloween Kills


Coronavirus outbreak: passengers begin to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 2.34am GMT Justin McCurry, our man in Tokyo, has been speaking to a Japanese health expeprt who fears some of the cruise ship passengers could yet turn out to be carrying the virus:Kentaro Iwata, ...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tokyo, Chinese Economy, Yokohama, NHK, Hubei Province, Justin McCurry, Diamond Princess


The Return of The Walking Dead Looks More Like an Ending

When last we left some of the biggest characters on The Walking Dead, they were pretty much screwed. It appears not much will have changed when the second half of season 10 picks up this weekend. In fact, things are only getting worse.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Zombies


The clock is running for the DARPA Launch Challenge, with Astra chasing $10M prize

The DARPA Launch Challenge has begun, with a once-stealthy space startup called Astra aiming to launch two rockets from an Alaska spaceport within the next month and a half to win a $10 million grand prize. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency set up the challenge in 2018 to serve as an added incentive for private-sector development of a highly mobile launch system that the military could use. At first, DARPA specified that two orbital launches would have to be executed over the course ...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Darpa, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Astra


The clock is running for DARPA Launch Challenge, with stealthy Astra racing to win $10M prize

The DARPA Launch Challenge has begun, with a once-stealthy space startup called Astra aiming to launch two rockets from an Alaska spaceport within the next month and a half to win a $10 million grand prize. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency set up the challenge in 2018 to serve as an added incentive for private-sector development of a highly mobile launch system that the military could use. At first, DARPA specified that two orbital launches would have to be executed over the course ...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Darpa, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Astra


The clock is running for DARPA Launch Challenge, with stealthy Astra Space racing to win $10M prize

The DARPA Launch Challenge has begun, with a once-stealthy startup called Astra Space aiming to launch two rockets from an Alaska spaceport within the next month and a half to win a $10 million grand prize. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency set up the challenge in 2018 to serve as an added incentive for private-sector development of a highly mobile launch system that the military could use. At first, DARPA specified that two orbital launches would have to be executed over the course ...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Darpa, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Astra Space


Coronavirus outbreak: passengers prepare to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 12.17am GMT Reuters has the latest health commission numbers. It says 2,004 people have died from the virus in mainland China, making a total around the world of 2,009 by my reckoning.Confirmed ca...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tencent, Chinese Economy, Reuters, Johns Hopkins University, Hubei Province


Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function

After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Nutrition, Obesity, Memory, Neuroscience, Life and style, Mental Health, Diabetes, Dementia, Sugar, Diets and dieting, UCL (University College London


First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique

Cancer patient’s immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years onA woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use five years later.Fertility specialists at Antoine Béclère University hospital in Clamart near Paris said the healthy boy, named Jules, was the first baby to be born through the new procedure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Biology, Children, France, Cancer, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Medical Research, Paris, Reproduction, Ivf, Childbirth, Fertility problems


Scientists discover Neanderthal skeleton that hints at flower burial

The fossils found in Iraqi cave provide fresh evidence the species buried their death with mortuary ritualsA Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave, already famous for fossils of these cousins of our species, is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead – and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals.Scientists said they had discovered the well-preserved upper body skeleton of an adult Neanderthal, who lived about 70,000 years ago, in Shanidar Cave in t...
Tags: Science, Iraq, World news, Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Kurdistan, Neanderthals, Shanidar Cave


Intense video shows rescue after 22-year-old-man falls into icy Lake Michigan

SWAT officers rescued a young man after he slipped and fell into icy Lake Michigan on Saturday -- and the Chicago Police Department captured a video of their heroic efforts.The individual, who the police department confirmed was a 22-year-old man in an email to AccuWeather, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The rescue video, which was shared by Chicago Police Department Sunday on Facebook and Twitter, now has over 50,000 views on Facebook, and a shortened v...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Chicago, Accuweather, Paul Walker, Chicago Police Department, Walker, National Weather Service NWS, Lake Michigan, Facebook and Twitter, Lake Shore Drive, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, DirecTV Frontier, Scuba Team Chicago Police Marine


Zombie HQ Trivia May Not Be Dead Just Yet

Following earlier reports that beleaguered game app HQ Trivia was finally shutting down for good after failing to secure funding, founder Rus Yusupov says the app may have a shot at surviving after all. Maybe.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, HQ Trivia, Rus Yusupov


Chinese scientists say coronavirus illness symptoms peaked on February 1 — but they warn that the epidemic could 'rebound'

China could see a new spike in coronavirus cases once residents return to school and work, a new study found.
Tags: Science, China


SpaceX Plans to Send Tourists to 'Twice the Altitude' of Any Other Private Space Trip

SpaceX will work with space tourism company Space Adventures to send up to four people into space onboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, according to a press release. The mission will send wealthy tourists to “twice the altitude of any prior civilian astronaut mission or space station visitor,” according to a …Read more...
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Influencer Offering 'Legal' Money in Insta Stories Arrested for Not-So-Legal $1.5 Million Scam

A 22-year-old YouTuber and Instagram personality advertising “legal” money for “serious ppl only” with “no scams!” turned out to be a scammer, allegedly. Nothing is real.Read more...
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Popular 'inland ocean' is approaching record water level heights

Lake Lanier is known as Georgia's inland ocean and that ocean is rising this winter. Heavy rain has swelled the reservoir to its highest levels in over 55 years.On Monday afternoon, the lake was within 1 foot of its all-time record, set in April 1964. To avoid potential damage or injuries, authorities have asked residents to cut electricity to docks and tie them down.CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPIn a Facebook comment from Feb. 13, the Lake Lanier Association wrote that they expect ...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Georgia, Gulf Coast, Accuweather, Corps, Army Corps Of Engineers, Lake Lanier, Buford Dam, Lake Lanier Association, Knittle, Jonathan Petramala, DirecTV Frontier, Danielle Knittle, Scott Kanady, Lanier Dock Watch


The Mandalorian Will Still Roll Out Weekly When Disney+ Comes to Europe, Which Seems Dumb

The delayed international rollout of Disney+ means that The Mandalorian’s biggest twists and turns have already been plastered all over the internet, if only so Disney can sell us on some very bad Baby Yoda merchandise while promising that the better stuff will be on the way eventually. So news that international fans…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, WandaVision, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Baby Yoda


More than 1,700 Chinese healthcare workers have gotten the coronavirus, and 7 have died. A study found that 29% of infections were in medical staff.

Medical workers fighting the new coronavirus, called COVID-19, face resource shortages and a high risk of infection.
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EPA Science Advisory Board Full of Industry Shills Calls Air Pollution Research 'Not Trustworthy'

A study released last week in the medical journal the BMJ put into stark relief the deadly toll of ozone pollution. Researchers found cities plagued by this pollution saw 6,000 additional deaths each year. Saving those lives requires regulations that limit the precursors emitted from tailpipes and industrial sources,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Epa, Bmj, Trump, Ozone


The Studs on This Punk Bracelet Are Actually Microphone-Jamming Ultrasonic Speakers

You can prevent facial recognition cameras from identifying you by wearing face paint, masks, or sometimes just a pair of oversized sunglasses. Keeping conversations private from an ever-growing number of microphone-equipped devices isn’t quite as easy, but researchers have created what could be the first wearable…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Research, University Of Chicago, Microphones, Smart Assistants, Jammers


Crews struggle to keep roads clear as winter storm takes cross-country tour

A winter storm is dumping snow across upstate New York and portions of New England on Tuesday as it skirts across the Canada border. The storm first rolled into the Pacific Northwest over the weekend before taking a cross-country tour, dropping several inches of snow across different regions and causing dangerous travel conditions.Portions of upstate New York have reported upwards of 5 inches of snow as of midday Tuesday, with 5.5 inches covering Wells, New York.Take a look below for a region-b...
Tags: New York, Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Colorado, Montana, Canada, Wisconsin, Jack, Denver, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, New England, Colorado Rockies, Rogers, Rockies


China's handling of coronavirus is a diplomatic challenge for WHO

Beijing’s draconian measures to contain outbreak have delayed global transmissionThe World Health Organization is having to perform a diplomatic balancing act over the new coronavirus outbreak, caught between China – whose draconian measures to contain the disease have delayed transmission to the rest of the world –and China’s critics, who say its behaviour is typical of its disregard for human rights.At every press briefing, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has defended China’s h...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, Society, World news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Tedros, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Why Are HIV Drugs Being Used to Treat the New Coronavirus?

On Tuesday, the Japanese government announced it will begin clinical trials to test treatments for the deadly new coronavirus that’s engulfed China and spread to over two dozen countries. Rather than new drugs, they’ll be studying existing medications already used to treat HIV and other viral diseases. But why exactly…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


8 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read (or Re-Read) Before Their Adaptations Hit the Screen

Each month we share an avalanche of new books to feed your need to read. But there are also tons of older sci-fi and fantasy books worth your time, too—including those with the added interest of television or movie adaptations on the way. Here are eight titles you should add to your read (or re-read) list; if you…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Roald Dahl, Disney, Jj Abrams, Netflix, Streaming, Sci Fi, TNT, Hulu, Nk Jemisin, Bookshelf Injection, Jordan Peele, Scott Cooper, Matt Ruff


SpaceX announces partnership to send four tourists into deep orbit

SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily cost more than $100 million. The company signed the deal with Space Adventures, which is based in Washington and served as an intermediary to send eight space tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) via Russian Soyuz rockets. The first of these was Dennis Tito, who paid $20 million for an eight hour stay on the ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Washington, International Space Station ISS, Space Adventures, Dennis Tito


Newly Discovered Neanderthal Skeleton Hints at Intentional 'Flower Burial'

New excavations at a well-known Neanderthal site have revealed a previously undiscovered Neanderthal skeleton, along with more evidence that these extinct hominins may have had “flower burials” for their dead.
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Tags: Science, Neanderthals, Shanidar Cave, Intentional Flower Burial


SpaceX and Space Adventures plan to send customers on high-flying space trips

Space Adventures says it's entered into an agreement with SpaceX to send private citizens into orbit on free-flying missions that would take them far above the International Space Station. The first flight could take place as early as late 2021, carry up to four people on an autonomously piloted Crew Dragon spacecraft, and last up to five days, the Virginia-based company said in a news release and video about the arrangement. In advance of the mission, the spacefliers would undergo a few wee...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Virginia, Space Adventures, U S Today


This Dust-Cleaning Goo Will Be Your New Best Friend Like The Movie Flubber

Color Coral Cleaner | $6 | AmazonRead more...
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