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New Zealand records second coronavirus case in woman arriving from Italy

The partner of the woman, who flew to Auckland via Singapore and is now in isolation, is also showing symptoms and is being testedFollow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updatesA second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in New Zealand, with the infected woman having recently arrived in the country from Italy.The latest infection is a New Zealand citizen, a woman in her early 30s who recently returned from a trip to northern Italy and rapidly became ill. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Singapore, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, Auckland, Coronavirus outbreak


The WHO has confirmed that the coronavirus death rate is 3.4% — higher than earlier estimates. Older patients face the highest risk.

Experts have predicted that the fatality rate of the disease will decrease as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise.
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The latest coronavirus death rate is 3.4% — higher than earlier figures. Older patients face the highest risk.

Experts have predicted that the fatality rate of the disease will decrease as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise.
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Lawsuit: ICE Rigged Algorithm to Always Order Arrested Immigrants Be Held in Detention Centers

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials rigged a system called Risk Classification Assessment (RCA) that uses algorithms to determine whether immigrants in custody should be released to always say no, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed against the agency by the New York Civil Liberties…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Police, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Ice, CBP, Algorithms, Donald Trump, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, RCA, Customs Enforcement ICE, New York Civil Liberties, Detention Centers, Risk Classification Assessment


A man from a NYC suburb was confirmed to have coronavirus. Here's what New York's mass-transit system is doing to slow a potential spread.

Subways, buses, and vehicles will be sanitized every 72 hours, and surfaces like turnstiles, ticket machines, and handrails will be disinfected daily.
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The US has reported 9 coronavirus deaths among more than 120 cases. Here's what we know about the US patients.

All nine deaths were in Washington state. In total, US coronavirus patients are being treated in 16 states.
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Report: Bloomberg Has Been Hiding Emails

Ever since Mike Bloomberg planted his well-worn penny loafers onto the debate stage, he’s all but ensured that a policy-focused, forward-looking 2020 Democratic presidential race will be a faint twinkle in the rearview mirror. This is to say that the email fiasco is here, and the culprit is Bloomberg, and there’s no…Read more...
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The coronavirus' estimated fatality rate appears to have risen to 3.4%, but experts think it could drop again

The current fatality rate is around 3.4%, but health experts predict it could ultimately be lower as more cases are reported.
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Anthony Fauci, whose stark warnings about the coronavirus have contradicted Trump's optimism, is a public-health hero

Fauci has been a US health official since 1984, advising six presidents. He has to clear his interviews with the White House before speaking.
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For the first time, Allen Institute records the activity of a rare, mysterious kind of brain cell

Researchers at Seattle's Allen Institute for Brain Science have captured the first-ever recording of electrical spikes from von Economo neurons — a rare kind of cell that's found deep in the human brain and may be associated with social intelligence. The cells were recovered from living tissue that was removed from the brain of a woman in her 60s in order to gain access to a tumor. The tissue found its way to the Allen Institute through a program that quickly transports donated tissue fr...
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Coronavirus live updates: WHO warns protective gear 'rapidly depleting' amid recession fears

Spain confirms first death, as new cases identified in Europe, Africa, and South America. Follow the latest news. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceNinth person with coronavirus dies in Washington state as New York sees second caseFrom banknotes to handrails: 10 objects that help spread coronavirus 12.28am GMT Welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus. Today the World Heath Organization has warned that there is a global shortage of the protective equipment needed to fight the coronavirus...
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Mystery of lifespan gap between sexes may be solved, say researchers

Study finds chromosomes offer clue to longer life of different sexes in different speciesFrom humans to black-tailed prairie dogs, female mammals often outlive males – but for birds, the reverse is true.Now researchers say they have cracked the mystery, revealing that having two copies of the same sex chromosome is associated with having a longer lifespan, suggesting the second copy offers a protective effect. Continue reading...
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J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Is Working on a Supernatural Revenge Thriller Called The Pinkerton

Warner Bros. is heading to the weird Wild West for a new movie. The studio has announced it’s picked up a spec script for a supernatural revenge thriller called The Pinkerton, written by F9's Daniel Casey for J.J. Abrams Bad Robot production company.Read more...
Tags: Science, Jj Abrams, Warner Bros, Wild West, Bad Robot, Pinkerton, Daniel Casey, F9, The Pinkerton


DoorDash, Grubhub Tell Workers Worried About Coronavirus to Really Wash Their Hands This Time

As the United States braces for the novel coronavirus that has seen tens of thousands of confirmed cases and more than 3,000 deaths globally, gig economy employers have begun contacting their independent contractors about basic precautionary measures they should take to avoid spreading the virus. So far, these…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Caviar, Instacart, Postmates, Gig Economy, Doordash, GrubHub, Coronavirus, Covid 19


12 tips to lessen the chances of getting sick while riding trains, subways, and buses in the age of coronavirus, according to experts

Tips include not eating, drinking, or using your phone while taking public transit and using hand sanitizer after exiting a subway, train, or bus.
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Is time broken? Physicists filmed a quantum measurement but the ‘moment’ was blurry

They captured an instant in time, but the moment was blurry. That may sound like the lyrics to a sweet but ultimately nihilistic song from the grunge era, but in fact it appears to be one possible take away from an exotic new quantum physics experiment. The team set out to discover if the “ideal quantum measurement” exists in nature. One of the fundamental principals of quantum mechanics involves a wacky concept called “superposition.” This idea basically says that things in the quantum world ca...
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New York's second coronavirus case — a 50-year-old male attorney — works at a law firm near Grand Central Terminal. Here's what we've learned about the patient.

Business Insider confirmed the identity of the patient, a married father of 4 with a child who attends SAR, a private Jewish school in the Bronx.
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New York's 2nd coronavirus case — a 50-year-old male attorney — works at a law firm near Grand Central Terminal. Here's what we've learned about the patient.

Business Insider confirmed the identity of the patient, a married father of four with a child who attends SAR, a private Jewish school in the Bronx.
Tags: New York, Science, Sar


New Report Lays Out 76 Solutions We Already Have to Fight the Climate Crisis

As hopeless as solving the climate crisis can feel, solutions exist today. Realistic ones that wouldn’t be costly. In fact, they’d make us richer than if we continue to ignore the risks of the crisis. Read more...
Tags: Science, Solutions, Carbon Sinks, Lets Get It, Project Drawdown




Google Cancels I/O Developer Conference Because of Coronavirus Concerns

Google I/O is the latest tech event to be canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Read more...
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Previous coronavirus daily briefing updates, Feb. 27-29

Current daily briefings on the coronavirus can be found here. Scroll below to read previous reports, listed in eastern time.Seattle and King County health officials announced three new presumptive positive cases of coronavirus COVID-19, which included the person who died.Two of the new cases are associated with the Life Care nursing facility, a long-term care facility, according to Dr. Jeffery Duchin, a Seattle and King County health official who works at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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Prehistoric ‘Cat’ Skull Actually Belonged to an Ancestor of Modern Wolverines

A tiny skull mistakenly attributed to an ancient feline has been re-identified as belonging to an ancestor to modern weasels, wolverines, minks, and otters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Evolution, Fossils, Paleontology, Wolverines, Weasels, Modern Wolverines


A day-by-day breakdown of coronavirus symptoms shows how the disease, COVID-19, goes from bad to worse

The first symptom is typically a fever. By day five, patients may have difficulty breathing. By day 10, some are admitted to the ICU.
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'It was such a panic': A woman's hangover triggered hysteria about coronavirus aboard her flight to Heathrow Airport

Once back in the UK, Julia Walentin and her friend were quarantined for 14 days. They passed time by ordering "room service — with Corona to drink."
Tags: Science, Heathrow Airport, Corona, Julia Walentin


Apple May Be Supersizing Its Smallest MacBook Pro and Adding Mini-LEDs

Even though COVID-19 has already put hurt Apple’s bottom line and forced the company to temporarily close stores in China, according to a new report, the coronavirus hasn’t put any dampers on Apple’s plans to release new devices: specifically, six new products with mini-LED displays over the next two years.Read more...
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The US could face shortages of crucial medicines like antibiotics and a heart drug because of the coronavirus. Here's what you need to know.

Already, the US Food and Drug Administration reported a shortage of one drug, stemming from the outbreak, though it didn't name the treatment.
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'It felt like we were in a bad dream:' Tennessee man shares terrifying story of brush with Nashville tornado

James Duncan, 27, had just eased into bed late on Monday night when a smartphone notification from AccuWeather alerted him and his girlfriend, Britni, of a life-threatening tornado that was fast approaching.This vital information was the first warning that they received about the confirmed tornado that was tracking toward their location in Germantown, located just north of downtown Nashville, Tennessee.A series of tornadoes ripped through Nashville and the surrounding area during the overnight a...
Tags: Florida, Science, Tennessee, Nashville, Red Cross, Accuweather, Duncan, Nashville Tennessee, Farmers Market, Germantown, James Duncan, Britni, DirecTV Frontier


Warning Signs of Widespread Drought Loom Over California

Less than a year after being declared drought-free, California is in trouble again. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Drought, Weather Is Happening, Weather Whiplash


The US has reported 9 coronavirus deaths among more than 115 cases. Here's what we know about the US patients.

All nine deaths were in Washington state. In total, US coronavirus patients are being treated in 16 states.
Tags: Science, Washington, US



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