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Uber's Sensible Solution for Drivers Concerned About Coronavirus: Just Don't Work, Duh

As the coronavirus outbreak rages on, an increasing number of tech giants have begun adopting additional safety measures to minimize their employees’ exposure, such as or canceling prescheduled events. In that vein, Uber pushed out a memo to its global network of drivers Friday with some tips on how…Read more...
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The US just reported its first coronavirus death — a patient in Washington. Here's what we know about the 70 US patients.

A man in his 50s in Washington state was the first coronavirus death on US soil, officials announced Saturday.
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Coronavirus patients with heart disease have a 10% chance of dying. Here's the mortality rate for patients with various underlying health problems.

Coronavirus patients who have preexisting health problems are more likely to die from the virus, a Chinese CDC study found.
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Samsung Blames the Coronavirus for the Galaxy S20’s Horrible Sales Numbers

As you all might have noticed, the coronavirus outbreak is affecting a lot of things in the tech world, from huge conferences to , among others. Now, Samsung is also blaming coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, for the new Galaxy S20 line’s horrible initial sales numbers in South…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Phones, Galaxy S20, Coronavirus


The US just reported its second coronavirus death among at least 85 cases — another man in Washington. Here's what we know about the US patients.

Two men — one in his 70s and another in his 50s — in Washington state are the first coronavirus deaths on US soil, officials announced this weekend.
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How to prepare for a coronavirus pandemic

Keep a two-week supply of food and a 30-day supply of medicine. Wearing a face mask at all times might not be necessary.
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Portion of I-80 closed after crash amid regional snow squalls

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) issued a warning to motorists at 11:41 a.m. EST on Feb. 29, that I-80 eastbound was closed between Penfield and Clearfield exit around mile marker 111. The closure came after an incident with at least one jackknifed tractor trailer.> UPDATE: Multi vehicle crash on I-80 eastbound between Exit 111 - PA 153 and Exit 120 - PA 879. All lanes closed.> > -- 511PA Statewide (@511PAStatewide) February 29, 2020AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Mil...
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A M.A.S.K. Movie Is Still Happening, and It Has a New Writer

M.A.S.K., the Kenner toyline about transforming war vehicles helmed by pilots in rejected sets of Destiny armor, has been on the rocky path to a film adaptation for a long time. Last we heard, it was still happening. But that was in 2018, and a lot can change in that time. But this is, apparently, not one of them—…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hasbro, Mask, Paramount, Kenner, F Gary Gray, Chris Bremner


Seems These Hedge Fund Goons Want to Ditch Twitter's CEO

After scooping up a major stake in Twitter, activist investor Elliott Management Corporation plans to oust its co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, according to recent reports.Read more...
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The US just reported its first coronavirus death — a patient in Washington. Here's what we know about the 69 US patients.

A man in his 50s in Washington state was the first coronavirus death on US soil, officials announced Saturday.
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Just a Wall of Human Bones in a Cathedral's Basement

The macabre find in a cathedral basement in Belgium is still stumping researchers.
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Coronavirus: Trump says US response 'most aggressive in modern history' – as it happened

US confirms first death in Washington state and strengthens travel advice, raising Iran and Italy to a level three. Follow live newsUS: first death follows Trump claim outbreak is a hoaxWhich countries have travel restrictions in place?Will the Olympics be cancelled? Sports events under threatBiggest one-day fall on US stock marketShare your experiences 8.04pm GMT With the Trump press conference over, we’ll wrap up this blog for the day.In summary, in terms of coronavirus news in the US: Re...
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Courteney Cox to Star in Pilot For Starz Haunted House Comedy Shining Vale

Okay, this seems fun: Starz is in the midst of producing a new horror-comedy called Shining Vale, about a tortured author taking up residence in a haunted house. And Courteney Cox of Friends fame has been tapped to star. Read more...
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'STOP BUYING MASKS': US Surgeon General warns wearing face masks could 'increase the spread of coronavirus'

Jerome Adams' comments about face masks on Monday are the latest in a string of recent remarks from officials downplaying their effectiveness.
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The CDC is warning travelers about visiting 5 countries because of the coronavirus. Here's the US government's guidance.

The US government has issued travel warnings for multiple countries affected by the novel coronavirus. Here's where you should not go.
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Boeing didn't conduct end-to-end tests on Starliner before its failed flight

Boeing Starliner's first unmanned flight failed in December, because the aerospace giant divided its tests in small chunks instead of conducting longer tests that simulate the whole process from launch to docking. Starliner program manager John Mulholland has revealed at a teleconference that the company thought it would be "more logical to break the mission phases into chunks and do a lot of testing in those smaller chunks." Doing a single test run from launch to docking takes over 25 hours...
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Coronavirus: Trump says US response 'most aggressive in modern history'

US confirms first death in Washington state and strengthens travel advice, raising Iran and Italy to a level three. Follow live newsUS: first death follows Trump claim outbreak is a hoaxWhich countries have travel restrictions in place?Will the Olympics be cancelled? Sports events under threatBiggest one-day fall on US stock marketShare your experiences 7.30pm GMT Trump says he has been in very close contact with China and President Xi Jinping over the outbreak and again cites US companies r...
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Person in Washington state first in US to die from novel coronavirus

By Robert Jablon, Lisa Baumann and Andrew Selsky A person has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. State officials issued a terse news release announcing the death, gave no details and scheduled a news conference. Health officials in California, Oregon and Washington state worried about the novel coronavirus spreading through West Coast communities after confirming three patients were infected by u...
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Warcraft's Ben Schnetzer Is Y: The Last Man's New Yorick

Alas, poor Yorick, we... Wait, what, we have him? Oh. Oh! Great. Read more...
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The US has reported its first coronavirus death: a person in King County, Washington

Health officials are expected to provide an update on the death and new cases in the county at 1 p.m. local time.
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The US has reported its first coronavirus death: a man in his 50s in Washington

The man had underlying health problems that put him at high risk of developing a severe case of the virus.
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U.S. Records Its First Death from Coronavirus

A patient infected with coronavirus in Washington State has died. The death, which the Washington Post reports was announced in a statement by the Washington State Department of Health and Seattle and King County health officials, is the first in U.S. from coronavirus. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Washington Post, Washington State, Seattle, King County, Washington State Department of Health, Coronavirus


Chinese social-media platform WeChat saw spikes in the terms 'SARS,' 'coronavirus,' and 'shortness of breath,' weeks before the first cases were confirmed, a study suggests

A study found discussions about SARS-like infections on WeChat in early December, raising questions about the timeline of the coronavirus outbreak.
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At least 4 of the dozens of US coronavirus cases are not linked to overseas travel but are likely the result of 'community spread'

"Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown," the CDC said.
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At least two dozen US police departments have spread misinformation linking coronavirus to meth

"This attempt, although a long shot, still had some possibility behind it," one police department said in response to criticism.
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Flood-weary South will once again be the target of heavy rain this week

The start of March looks wet again for the southeastern corner of the country as stormy weather aims for the region.So far in 2020, much of the South hasn't really gotten a break from wet weather, and the first week of March doesn't look much different.Rain will first start across the central Mississippi River Valley and lower parts of the Ohio River on Monday before a front stalls over this region into the middle of the week.When a front stalls, or becomes stationary, several days of pr...
Tags: Texas, Science, Mississippi, Ohio, Jackson, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, South Carolina, South, Midwest, Dec, Ohio River, Jackson Mississippi, Pearl River, Spring Equinox, Mississippi River Valley


Voice Actor Phil LaMarr Runs Down Some of His Most Famous Work

Samurai Jack. Green Lantern John Stewart. Kit Fisto. Phil LaMarr has voiced some of the most compelling animated characters of the past two decades. In a new video, LaMarr talks through some of those fantastic roles. Read more...
Tags: Science, Futurama, Justice League, Family Guy, Static Shock, Samurai Jack, Young Justice, Phil LaMarr, Samurai Jack Green Lantern John Stewart Kit


50 Years on – how Apollo 13's near disastrous mission is relevant today

50 Years on – how Apollo 13's near disastrous mission is relevant todayWhen an oxygen tank blew during the 1970 Nasa moonshot, the successful rescue mission was thanks to Nasa organisation, not improvisation
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Coronavirus: South Korea reports 'critical moment' after 813 new cases – latest updates

US strengthens travel advice, raising Iran and Italy to a level three, advising people to ‘avoid nonessential travel’. Follow live newsUS: two new coronavirus cases unrelated to travelWhich countries have travel restrictions in place?Will the Olympics be cancelled? Sports events under threatBiggest one-day fall on US stock marketShare your experiences 4.18pm GMT In the few minutes since I last posted, I have already had a number of emails from readers about the essentials they are stocking u...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Britain


50 Years on – how Apollo 13's near disastrous mission is relevant today

When an oxygen tank blew during the 1970 Nasa moonshot, the successful rescue mission was thanks to Nasa organisation, not improvisationEighteen months ago, I was combing through the Apollo 11 mission logs, looking at the timelines and events for something unique that we might focus on to celebrate the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first landing on the moon. Last year, that idea became the BBC World Service podcast 13 Minutes to the Moon.As the series drew to a close, it became clear that ther...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, The moon, BBC World Service, Apollo 11



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