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South Korean President Authorizes the Government to Adopt Chinese Style Measures to Control Coronavirus Spread

South Korean President Moon Jae-in placed his country on the highest possible level of alert on Sunday following the drastic rise of coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, cases in the region. The designation allows the government to lock down cities, restrict domestic travel and block public activities, among…Read more...
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Influencer Arrests, Sea Eagles Torturing Bats and HIV Drugs to Treat Coronavirus: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

I don’t know about you all, but I never win anything when I enter Instagram giveaways or contests. I’ve often wondered if anyone really does or whether they’re all scams. Although I don’t know the answer to that question, I do know that there’s now at least one less scammer on Instagram. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science Fiction, Science, Instagram, Hiv, Exercise, Adsense, Pluto, Oracle, Dark Matter, Morbius, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus


Flat Earth advocate dies after homemade rocket crashes

The saga of "Mad" Mike Hughes and his homebuilt rocket has come to a tragic end. The Flat Earth advocate died on February 22nd at the age of 64 when the chute for his steam-powered rocket detached shortly after launch, leading to a high-velocity crash in the desert near Barstow, California. The launch was being filmed for a Science Channel series, Homemade Astronauts, that aims to document the adventures of amateur rocket makers.
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World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, experts say

78,000 cases confirmed, as Italy and Iran scramble to contain major outbreaks The world is fast approaching a “tipping point” in the spread of the coronavirus, according to experts who warn that the disease is outpacing efforts to contain it, after major outbreaks forced Italy and Iran to introduce stringent internal travel restrictions and South Korea’s president placed the country on red alert.Some of the countries most affect by the virus are scrambling to halt its progress two days after Ted...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus outbreak


Michael 'Mad Mike' Hughes dies at 64 after attempting a homemade rocket launch into space

The rocket launch that occurred Saturday and led to Hughes' death was supposed to be featured on a new Science Channel show, "Homemade Astronauts."
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More snow coming for parts of Northeast that have snow on the ground

A strengthening storm is expected to dump snow on interior portions of the Northeast, setting up lake-effect snow that will continue even after the storm departs.After traveling through the Plains and into the Midwest, a snowstorm will press through the Ohio Valley and into southern Canada Tuesday and Tuesday Night. This will drop a swath of heavier snow from Iowa to southern Ontario.At the same time, this storm will send rain showers into the Northeast, with perhaps some wet snow mixing with ra...
Tags: New York, Science, Maryland, Washington, New York City, Nasa, Canada, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Great Lakes, East Coast


All of the Coolest Stuff at Toy Fair 2020

If there’s one thing this year’s Toy Fair made obviously clear, it’s that kids these days have it good when it comes to toys. Advances in tech, plus a neverending stream of slick superhero films, and resurgent ‘80s and ‘90s nostalgia means all the toys you grew up with are now cooler than ever. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Lego, Hasbro, Retro games, Hot Wheels, Collectibles, Mattel, Toy Fair, Etch A Sketch, Gi Joe, Baby Yoda, Cybertruck


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What symptoms are caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: four cruise ship passengers test positive in UK – live news

Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran after eight deaths, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 4.20pm GMT Four of the 32 British and Irish Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers taken to Arrowe Park, Merseyside, on Saturday have tested positive for coronavirus strain Covid-19, the Chief Medical Officer for England has said.Professor Chris Whitty said: “Four further patients in England have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, England, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran – live news

Moves comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 3.25pm GMT Venice Cestival will close early this year due to concerns about the new coronavirus, which has spread in northern Italy. Below shows a photograph of a police officer wearing a protective face mask and standing next to a masked carnival reveller at the event. 3.11pm GMT Bank of Japan governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, has said that if the virus outbreak persists it may have a big ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Haruhiko Kuroda, Coronavirus outbreak, Venice Cestival


Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran over coronavirus deaths

Ankara also suspends incoming flights as Iranian authorities try to contain outbreak in countryCoronavirus – latest updatesTurkey and Pakistan have both closed their borders with Iran, with Turkey also halting incoming flights, in an effort to stop the potential spread of coronavirus after Iran reported 43 cases of the disease.All highways and railways were closed at the border between Turkey and Iran as of 5pm local time and flights from Iran had been suspended, the Turkish health minister, Fah...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Turkey, Iran, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Microbiology, Ankara, Coronavirus outbreak, Fahrettin Koca


How to Be an Expatriate in 2020

Two years ago, Chuck Burgess and Kerstin Michaelsen were comfortably set up in New York City with good careers, a home in Manhattan and another in the Hamptons. But they yearned for something more. Not more in the sense of material things but in the satisfaction derived from new adventures and new lands. They fantasized about moving abroad -- an idea that seemed more attractive as the couple, both 50, settled into midlife.Ultimately it was a "heightened sense of our mortality," Burgess said, tha...
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Famed DIY Rocketeer “Mad” Mike Hughes Dies While Trying to Launch Another Homemade Rocket

The famed DIY rocketeer “Mad” Mike Hughes, who in 2018 successfully launched himself more than 1,800 feet into the sky in a homemade rocket, died on Saturday in a tragic accident. To the end though, it can be said that he passed doing what he loved to do: launching rockets.Read more...
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After 60 Years, You Can Now Draw Perfect Circles on Etch a Sketch

All of my childhood memories involving Etch a Sketch end the same way. I’d fiddle with the knobs and then after a few minutes, shake it in frustration, erasing all evidence of my hideous “art.” The ionic toy is marking its 60th anniversary this year with a few limited edition launches, but of all of them the Etch a…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Stan Lee, Toy Fair, Spin Master, Etch A Sketch, Toy Fair 2020


Charge All The Things With A RAVPower USB Charger

RAVPower USB Charger | $16 | Amazon | Promo Code KINJA132 and Clip Coupon Read more...
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Could weather hold the secret to history's greatest ghost ship mystery?

An illustration of the Mary Celeste. Credit: Unconfirmed, possibly Honore Pellegrin (1800-c.1870). The "one in a million" ghost ship Alta that washed up on the shores of Ballycotton in County Cork, Ireland, on Sunday amid Storm Dennis stirred up references to the unforgettable true story of the most famous maritime mystery of all time: the Mary Celeste and her missing crew.The ship's saga and the serpentine twists of fate before and after its discovery in December 1872 captivated both the...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Atlantic, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Accuweather, Azores, Wright, Conan Doyle, County Cork Ireland, Mary Celeste, Hicks, Brian Hicks, DirecTV Frontier, Ballycotton


How the 'failed' quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship started with 10 coronavirus cases and ended with more than 630.

One expert said "completely inadequate" hygiene practices on the cruise ship made him "so scared" when he visited.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey closes border with Iran to stop infection spreading – live news

Turkey’s move comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 2.21pm GMT Health authorities said that 18 of the 39 South Koreans from the south-eastern region who had made a group pilgrimage to sites in Israel later tested positive for the virus. Israel’s foreign ministry issued added warnings about travel to South Korea and Japan due to the coronavirus, and the health ministry is ordering Israelis returning from those countries to remain i...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, Russia, Singapore, Israel, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Benjamin Netanyahu


Italy imposes draconian rules to stop spread of coronavirus

Measures include fines for anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areasCoronavirus – latest updatesItalian authorities have implemented draconian measures to try to halt the coronavirus outbreak in the north of the country, including imposing fines on anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areas, as cases of the virus in the country rose to more than 130.Police are patrolling 11 towns – mostly in the Lombardy region, where the first locally transmitted case emerged – that have been in lo...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Lombardy, Coronavirus outbreak


Italy brings in draconian measures in effort to halt coronavirus spread

Measures include fines for anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areasCoronavirus – latest updatesItalian authorities have implemented draconian measures to try to halt the coronavirus outbreak in the north of the country, including imposing fines on anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areas, as cases of the virus in the country rose to more than 100.Police are patrolling 11 towns – mostly in the Lombardy region, where the first locally transmitted case emerged – that have been in lo...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Lombardy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: special powers enacted in Italy after deaths – live news

Number of cases in north of the country jumps causing disruption to Milan fashion week and Serie A matches 10.41am GMT More than 100 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Italy, as numbers continued to rise on Sunday following government measures to limit the spread of the outbreak.The governor of Italy’s northern Lombardy region, Attilio Fontana, said cases of the illness in his area had risen in a day from 54 to 89, with total cases in the country now at more than 100.In an emergenc...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Milan, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Lombardy, Giorgio Armani, Attilio Fontana, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: woman tests positive after disembarking Diamond Princess – live news

Infection raises questions over quarantine attempts while other countries report new cases and deaths 9.00am GMT President Moon Jae-in said South Korea is raising its alert level on the new coronavirus to the “highest” in the face of a sudden spike in the number of infections.“The COVID-19 incident faces a grave turning point. The next few days will be crucial,” Moon said following a government meeting. 8.51am GMT A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Moon, Lombardy, Milan Italy, Veneto, Moon Jae


Millions of Chinese workers ordered back to work but infection risk remains high

Transport restrictions hamper nationwide pull to get back to business as economy reelsThe Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy.Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease prevention efforts. over the last four weeks. As the death toll cl...
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Experts map future of family caregiving research

A new supplemental issue of the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America shares 10 research priorities to better support the needs of family caregivers.
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UK special school pupils 'treated differently', following removal of standardized assessments

Following the recent withdrawal of standardized assessments, children with intellectual disabilities at special schools in the UK are again being treated differently to children at mainstream schools, says a new study from researchers at The Open University.
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Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke

Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the European Heart Journal. The study of more than 418,000 people in nine European countries investigated ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke separately.
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Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study

Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows.
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