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First possible case of 'community spread' of coronavirus reported in the US

The patient had reportedly not recently traveled to China or interacted with a person infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Tags: Science, China, US


Trump puts Pence in charge of US virus response – as it happened

Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country as WHO says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. This blog is closedFollow our new coronavirus live blog for the latest news and updates 3.50am GMT We have now closed this blog and moved over to a new page. Here’s a summary of recent developments. 3.34am GMT From Reuters:A Korean Air flight attendant who has tested positive for coronavirus had worked on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles, local media reported.T...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, US, Los Angeles, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who


Coronavirus live updates: Trump puts Mike Pence in charge of US response, says risk to Americans 'very low'

Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country as WHO says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. Follow latest newsIreland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOIs it safe to travel, and should children be kept home?Have you been affected by the coronavirus? 1.14am GMT South Korea’s centre for disease control has reported a further 334 new cases of Cov...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, US, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, International Monetary Fund


Trump: Don't Worry, We're Putting Mike Pence on This Coronavirus Thing

The latest news from the White House on the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus, which the Centers for Disease Control has warned is likely to hit the U.S. imminently, is not very reassuring: Vice President Mike Pence, whose poor epidemiological instincts helped fuel an HIV outbreak in his home state of Indiana,…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, Indiana, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Centers for Disease Control, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Octavia E. Butler's Sci-Fi Novel Dawn May Be Coming to Amazon

Centuries after humanity has been all but destroyed by nuclear holocaust, a woman wakes up on an alien spaceship. She finds out the aliens that saved her want to help bring back the human race.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Streaming, Ava Duvernay, Dawn, Octavia Butler, Victoria Mahoney


Photos of iconic tourist destinations in China, Italy, and Thailand reveal empty festivals, vacant water parks, and trapped people as the coronavirus slows travel

As the coronavirus outbreak forces flight cancelations and quarantines, the tourism industry is facing a slowdown.
Tags: Science, Thailand, China Italy


Americans are being told to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak — but US health agencies lack funding, and disease testing lags behind

A public-health expert said the US is "trotting along" while other countries are "racing along" in terms of coronavirus testing.
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Coronavirus latest news: Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as World Health Organisation says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. Follow live updatesIreland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOIs it safe to travel, and should children be kept home?Have you been affected by the coronavirus? 11.08pm GMT Saudi Arabia has suspended religious tourists from entering the country. A government ...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Saudi Arabia, China, Kingdom, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Sydney, World Health Organisation


Rumble's First Trailer Introduces a World of Professional Kaiju Wrestling

Nerds love watching gargantuan kaiju beat the snot out of each other almost as much as they love watching professional wrestlers get greased up and brawl in the ring, which makes it surprisingly as hell that a movie like Paramount’s upcoming Rumble wasn’t made years ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Terry Crews, Wrestling, Paramount, Wwe, Kaiju, Walden Media, Vince McMahon, Rumble


WHO Accused of Conducting Vaccine Trial Without Participant Consent in Three African Countries

A scathing opinion piece in the BMJ is accusing the World Health Organization of conducting a pilot program in Africa for an experimental malaria vaccine without acquiring the informed consent of participants. Experts are calling it a “serious breach” of international bioethical standards and potentially “a disaster…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Africa, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Malaria, Bmj, Bioethics, Clinical Trials, Research Ethics, Clinical Ethics


Coronavirus live updates: Donald Trump puts Mike Pence in charge of US response, says risk to Americans 'very low'

Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country as WHO says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. Follow latest newsIreland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOIs it safe to travel, and should children be kept home?Have you been affected by the coronavirus? 12.20am GMT Italy now has 447 cases of coronavirus, according to a new report by Associated Pre...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, US, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Associated Press, Donald Trump


2 winter storms joined forces sending deadly blow to Midwest

Two winter storms formed a band of heavy snow that created treacherous travel conditions across the Midwest, resulting in one death in Missouri on Wednesday.The storm's impacts stretched from the central Plains, across the Great Lakes and into southern Ontario and Quebec.Snowfall totals managed to get as high as 7 inches in 24 hours. Michigan has experienced the highest snowfall totals since Tuesday with Clarke Lake picking up 8.5 inches. Arnold, Nebraska, also reached 6.5 inches. Winter ...
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Two winter storms joined forces sending deadly blow to Midwest

Two winter storms formed a band of heavy snow that created treacherous travel conditions across the Midwest, resulting in one death in Missouri on Wednesday.The storm's impacts stretched from the central Plains, across the Great Lakes and into southern Ontario and Quebec.Snowfall totals managed to get as high as 7 inches in 24 hours. Indiana saw the highest snowfall totals all above 6 inches, while Arnold, Nebraska, also reached 6.5 inches. Winter weather advisories were in effect Wednesd...
Tags: New York, Science, Indiana, Chicago, Missouri, Nebraska, Great Lakes, St Louis, Detroit, Accuweather, Ontario, Midwest, Hastings, National Weather Service NWS, Ashland, Toledo Ohio


Seamless+ Exists Now, Because Every Goddamn Thing Needs to Be a Subscription Service

Ten dollars a month will buy you some decent things, even in this economy. Or you can flush it down the shiny new toilet that is Seamless+. Read more...
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Study Maps the Hundreds of Bacteria That Live in the Human Vagina

Scientists say they’ve for the first time conducted an extensive analysis of the bacteria that live in the human vagina. And they seem to have found plenty of surprises.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bacteria, Vagina, Microbiology, Microbiome, Human Vagina


Amazon Manager Was Asked to Perform Racial Profiling, Lawsuit Alleges

Until recently, Lisa McCarrick was a loss prevention manager at Amazon, albeit one who alleges she was compensated significantly less than men who held her title prior, and her male subordinates. But in a wrongful termination lawsuit, filed yesterday in her home state of California, McCarrick references a pattern of…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, California, Lisa Mccarrick


The coronavirus is turning up on dating apps, with pandemic-themed pick-up lines and people making profiles for the virus

As the coronavirus threatens to cancel the Olympics and shuts down small towns, Bumble and Hinge users are finding ways to poke fun at the outbreak.
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Data Breach at Controversial Face Recognition Firm Shows Company Can't Be Trusted, Officials Say

A security breach at a face-recognition startup, already embattled over its unfettered collection of Americans’ personal data on behalf of its hundreds of law enforcement clients, further underscores the potential hazards faced by consumers at the hands of a controversial and largely-unregulated surveillance technologyRead more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Face Recognition, Surveillance Tech, Clearview AI


Scientists say Earth has two moons now

Astronomers from the Catalina Sky Survey yesterday announced they’d found a second natural satellite orbiting the Earth. It looks like our planet and its long-standing partner Luna have decided to explore polyamory. The newcomer is a small asteroid that was apparently snagged in the Earth‘s orbit where it now exists as a temporary “mini-moon.” Scientists discovered the new moon last week but wanted to confirm that it wasn’t an artificial satellite or random space junk. It may still turn out that...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Earth, Luna, Catalina


Here's what you need to know about changing or canceling your travel plans due to the coronavirus, as outbreaks spread to every continent except Antarctica

Most travel providers won't offer a refund or let you change plans just because of coronavirus concerns, but you still have options if you're worried.
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OceanGate and NASA are teaming up to build better carbon-fiber pressure vessels

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate says it's forged an agreement with NASA to support the development of carbon-fiber pressure vessels that could handle the crushing demands of deep-sea exploration — as well as the strains encountered in the vacuum of space. The agreement calls for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama to serve as the site for developing and manufacturing a new type of aerospace-grade hull. OceanGate said the joint design effort will be key to its plans for building...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Nasa, Marshall Space Flight Center, EVERETT Wash, OceanGate


Wellness influencers are falsely telling followers near-lethal doses of vitamins will protect them from the coronavirus

Some naturopathic micro-influencers are taking to YouTube and Instagram to recommend megadoses of vitamins to treat coronavirus symptoms.
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Red pandas are two species, not one

The discovery comes from new research that could boost conservation plans.
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The $95 billion biotech Gilead just announced plans to test a promising potential coronavirus treatment in 1,000 people

Gilead will test an antiviral drug called remdesivir against COVID-19, the disease caused by the spreading coronavirus outbreak.
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Why It's Hard, But Not Impossible, to Make a Board Game About Climate Change

Game designer Elizabeth Hargrave helped jumpstart a tabletop revolution with Wingspan, an environmental board game about creating habitats for birds. Her upcoming release, Mariposas, has players guiding monarch butterflies on their migration. But there’s something unsettling lurking beneath the table.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Climate Change, Environment, Board Games, RPG, Tabletop Games, Mariposas, Elizabeth Hargrave, Wingspan


Someone Set Up a Weird, Fake Corporate Website to Trick Twitch Into Banning Left-Wing Streamers

Streaming giant Twitch.tv issued 24-hour bans to some of its biggest left-wing podcasters on Tuesday night, including Chapo Trap House, radio host David Pakman, and Mychal “Trihex” Jefferson, citing Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests over streams of the Democratic primary debate in South Carolina.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Copyright, Streaming, Dmca, Twitch, South Carolina, David Pakman, Mychal, 2020 Election, Trihex, Chapo Trap House, Twitchtv, David Pakman Show, Trick Twitch Into Banning Left Wing Streamers


The US has confirmed 60 coronavirus cases. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The cases include 42 passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and three evacuees who returned from Wuhan.
Tags: Science, US, Diamond Princess


Is Gmail Biased Against Elizabeth Warren or Is Everything Just Awful?

If for some reason you have willingly handed over your Gmail address to allow yourself to be spammed by presidential campaigns—perhaps because you want to be alerted to fundraising efforts or to find out more on the candidates’ stances—you might have already noticed something a little funny about which candidates’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Elizabeth Warren, But Her Emails, 2020 Election


Coronavirus: world on alert as infection spreads – live updates

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as World Health Organisation says virus now spreading faster outside China than in itIreland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOIs it safe to travel, and should children be kept home?Have you been affected by the coronavirus? 8.12pm GMT The Norwegian public health agency has confirmed that one person has tested positive for coronavirus, accord...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Iraq, Singapore, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organisation, Bahrain


US universities are canceling study abroad programs in Italy and urging students to return to the US amid soaring coronavirus cases

COVID-19 has infected more than 320 people in Italy and killed 12, prompting officials to put entire towns on lockdown.
Tags: Science, US, Italy



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