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One map shows how the coronavirus outbreak has spread to 39 countries around the world

Cases of the coronavirus has been reported in 39 countries outside of China, with 57 cases in the US.
Tags: Science, China


Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission director warns world is 'simply not ready' for pandemic

Expert tells nations to access the expertise of China and prepare for a potential pandemic as the outbreak spreads across Europe. Follow live newsTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 1.24am GMT The BBC’s correspondent in South Korea is reporting that an official in Daegu who had a meeting with the president has test...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, China, World news, Bbc, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Daegu, Associated Press Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


One of the Very Best Batman Movies Gets a Worthy, Gorgeous Poster

Everyone’s always arguing about Batman. Who played him best? Whose costume was the best? Who had the most supple Bat-lips? It never ends. Then, of course, there’s the debate over which Batman movie is the best. Is it The Dark Knight? The 1989 Tim Burton version? The 1966 Adam West film?Read more...
Tags: Science, Tim Burton, Dc Comics, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Adam West, Grey Matter Art, Batman Mask Of The Phantasm, Batman The Animated Series, Bruce Yan


MAPPING CORONAVIRUS: Where in the world — and in the US — the disease has spread

Cases of the coronavirus has been reported in 40 countries outside of China, with 57 cases in the US.
Tags: Science, China, US


One map shows how the coronavirus outbreak has spread to 41 countries around the world

Cases of the coronavirus has been reported in 40 countries outside of China, with 57 cases in the US.
Tags: Science, China


Amazon Warns Sellers Not to Gouge Users on Face Masks as Prices Skyrocket on Coronavirus Fears

Amazon is warning third-party sellers on its Marketplace platform not to gouge customers on protective face masks as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that originated in mainland China continues to spread internationally and becomes increasingly likely to hit the U.S., emails obtained by Wired show.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Technology, Medicine, China, Disease, Wuhan, Price Gouging, Face Masks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Amazon Warns Sellers Not


What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 8 charts and graphics

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
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What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 8 charts

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
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Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission director warns world is 'simply not ready'

Expert tells nations to access the expertise of China and prepare for a potential pandemic as the outbreak spreads across EuropeTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 12.28am GMT Iran is emerging as a place of particular focus, where there are 95 confirmed cases and 16 deaths.Iran’s deputy health minister said he has ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Nestle, Afp, Martin Chulov, Coronavirus outbreak


Outdoor heaters: Paris campaigners want them banned

A campaign is underway in Paris to ban heaters due to concerns about their electricity use.
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Europe on alert as four more Covid-19 deaths reported in Italy – as it happened

Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report first cases as outbreak worsens across EuropeLive coverage: experts warn world is ‘not ready’Tenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 11.41pm GMT We’re closing this blog now but you can continue to follow our live coverage here: Related: Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission d...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Business, Science, China, Economics, Spain, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Currencies, Italy, Croatia, Madrid, Chinese Economy


'Electronic nose' could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophageal cancer

Current diagnostic method for Barrett’s oesophagus relies on invasive and costly endoscopyAn electronic device that “sniffs” breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed.Recent figures suggest there are about 9,000 new cases of oesophageal cancer, or cancer of the food pipe, every year in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cancer, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Cancer Research, Barrett


Researchers found a cure for diabetes (in lab mice)

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, approximately 10% of the population according to the American Diabetes Association. To date, the most common treatment has been to manage the disease with a carefully controlled diet and regular insulin shots, if needed. But a cure may be on the horizon. A research team led by Jeffrey Millman at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri found last year that infusing mice with stem cells could offer a better treatment option. Building on that resea...
Tags: Startups, Science, St Louis Missouri, Washington University, Jeffrey Millman


Men's beards could render face masks useless, health authorities warn — one surprisingly comprehensive graphic reveals why 'walrus' is fine but 'mutton chops' won't do

Different kinds of facial hair can prevent the necessary impenetrable seal from being formed. This graphic shows if your facial hair puts you at risk.
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Men's beards could render face masks useless — one surprisingly comprehensive graphic from the CDC reveals why 'walrus' is fine but 'mutton chops' won't do

Different kinds of facial hair can prevent the necessary impenetrable seal from being formed. This graphic shows if your facial hair puts you at risk.
Tags: Science, Cdc


Disney Reportedly Censors John Oliver Segment on Its India Streaming Service Over Criticisms of Modi

A recently aired segment on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver that was critical of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly been censored on the Disney-owned streaming platform Hotstar, a wildly popular service the company snapped up during its acquisition of 21st Century Fox last year.Read more...
Tags: Science, John Oliver, India, Disney, Narendra Modi, Streaming, 21st Century Fox, Modi, Hotstar, Disney Plus


Report: The NSA's Expensive and Controversial Phone Program Only Netted One Significant Investigation

Around this time last year, the National Security Agency stealthily shut down its disputed mass surveillance program that tracked Americans’ domestic calls and texts. Well, now it would appear that between 2015 to 2019, that program cost $100 million but only resulted in one significant investigation and two unique…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, National Security Agency, Mass Surveillance, Metadata, Cool Return On Investment Bruh


A Billionaire Who Funds Climate Denial Is No Longer on American Museum of Natural History Board

Billionaire Rebekah Mercer, who with her father Robert Mercer has poured millions of dollars into climate-denying organizations, candidates, and media, is off the board of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH).Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Billionaires, Climate Denial, American Museum of Natural History AMNH, Robert Mercer, Rebekah Mercer, American Museum of Natural History Board


Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans Because of the Coronavirus?

As an outbreak of a new pneumonia-causing coronavirus is poised to spread across the globe, people in largely unaffected places like the U.S. might worry about visiting areas where the virus is spreading or traveling by air at all. The answer to whether you should cancel existing travel plans, however, is complicated.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Vanished without a trace: Inside the myths and mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle has been mystified as a deadly patch of ocean where sailors and pilots disappear. We're breaking down its most legendary tales.
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The rest of the world is 'simply not ready' for the coronavirus, according to a WHO envoy who just returned from China

WHO health experts just returned from a trip to China's Wuhan province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. They say we aren't ready.
Tags: Science, China, Who, Wuhan


Stone Tools Suggest Supervolcano Eruption Didn’t Decimate Humanity 74,000 Years Ago

Humans may have continued to thrive in spite of a supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago, according to a new study. The finding could have important implications for our understanding of human history.Read more...
Tags: Science, Volcanoes, Humans, Stone Age, Ancient Humans, Stone Tools, Human Origins, Toba Supervolcano


Dallas Exterminator Treats '5 to 10' Ride Share Cars A Week For Bed Bug Infestations

If the shady business practices, abuse of drivers or straight-up possible negligent homicides don’t make you pause before hitting that Uber or Lyft app, maybe this will: at least one Dallas exterminator is doing big business killing bed bugs in ride-share vehicles.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Dallas, Ridesharing, Ridehailing, Dallas Exterminator Treats


The coronavirus has spread to 37 countries. Here's how to protect yourself while traveling.

More than 70 airlines have canceled flights to China, and several countries have imposed their own travel restrictions.
Tags: Science, China


Oregon Republicans Are On the Run Again Over Climate Bill Vote

For the second time in less than a year, Republicans have fled the Oregon Statehouse rather than fulfill their duty as elected officials. Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Oregon, Cap And Trade, Climate Policy, Oregon Statehouse


CDC Warns Coronavirus Outbreaks Likely to Hit U.S.

On Tuesday, health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a dire warning: The U.S. will almost certainly not be spared from the outbreak of a new pneumonia-causing coronavirus that threatens to sweep across the globe. It’s only a matter of time before the virus will start to spread…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Outbreaks, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Reddit Will Start to Punish Users for Upvotes as It Eyes Ad Cash

Over the past few years, Reddit’s gained a reputation for being one of the last mainstream strongholds for kinda fascist-y content, thanks in part to the free-speech ideals long touted by its leadership. But it looks like the need for “growth”—and funding—is pushing the platform to do a bit of growing up. Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Moderation, Dolla Dolla Bills


Smithsonian opens up 2.8 million images to the public

The Smithsonian Institution is releasing a whopping 2.8 million high-res, two- and three-dimensional images from its collections to a new Open Access online platform. The material comes from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives and the National Zoo, and it's available for free to anyone with a web browser.
Tags: Science, Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution, National Zoo


Food Workers Union Takes Aim at Amazon's New Cashierless Grocery Store

After years of prototyping, and more years still experimenting with surveillance-based convenience stores, Amazon has officially opened its first cashierless grocery location in its home city of Seattle. One of America’s largest food worker unions is already pissed about it.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Amazon Go, Amazon Grocery Go, Food Workers Union, Seattle One of America



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