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Coronavirus latest updates: Australia modelling plans from 'benign' to 'worst-case' scenario with millions infected

Germany labels outbreak a pandemic as cases spread across Europe as UK sees highest daily increase. Follow live newsFull story: Italy orders closure of all schools and universitiesCoronavirus epidemic in UK is likely, says chief medical officerIMF and World Banks to do ‘whatever is needed’White House’s ‘muzzled’ messaging is dangerous, experts sayEmergency coronavirus talks held on possibility of parliament closingShare your experiences 4.20am GMT An Australian newspaper has printed extra pa...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, White House, Germany, India, UK News, World news, Medical Research, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, James Bond, South Australia


Hong Kong warns residents not to kiss pets after dog contracts coronavirus

Pomeranian tested a weak positive for virus in what experts said was ‘likely to be a case of human-to-animal transmission’Coronavirus: latest developmentsHong Kong authorities have warned people to avoid kissing their pets, but also to not panic and abandon them after a dog repeatedly tested “weak positive” for coronavirus.The Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said experts unanimously agreed the results suggested the dog had “a low-level of infection and it is likely t...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Animals, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus latest updates: Australia warns its 'worst-case' scenario is millions infected over several weeks

Germany labels outbreak a pandemic as cases spread across Europe as UK sees highest daily increase. Follow live newsFull story: Italy orders closure of all schools and universitiesCoronavirus epidemic in UK is likely, says chief medical officerIMF and World Banks to do ‘whatever is needed’White House’s ‘muzzled’ messaging is dangerous, experts sayEmergency coronavirus talks held on possibility of parliament closingShare your experiences 3.13am GMT Related: Trump attempts to blame Obama fo...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Obama, Australia, White House, Germany, India, UK News, World news, Medical Research, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, James Bond


The CDC has broadened its coronavirus testing standards so that more Americans showing symptoms can get lab tests

"Coronavirus has been circulating in the United States for weeks," one expert said. "We didn't detect it because we weren't testing properly."
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8 Sibling Teams Who Paved the Way for Onward's Fantasy Adventure Brothers

When you’re a kid and you suddenly find yourself part of a big movie adventure, chances are good that if you have a sibling around, they’ll come too. That happens in Pixar’s Onward—just the latest in a long line of sci-fi and fantasy movies featuring siblings who become hero teams along the way. Here are eight of our…Read more...
Tags: Family, Science, Kids, Disney, Siblings, Pixar, The Goonies, Marvel Studios, Black Panther, Hocus Pocus, Et The Extra Terrestrial, The Lost Boys, Lemony Snickets A Series Of Unfortunate Events, The Chronicles Of Narnia, Escape To Witch Mountain


A passenger who was on a Princess cruise has died of the coronavirus in California. The ship is headed for San Francisco, but Gov. Newsom said it would not dock.

The Grand Princess — which is not the Diamond Princess — is set to arrive near San Francisco Thursday. It's unclear if passengers will be quarantined.
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Newsom


Tulsi Gabbard's PR Stunt Thrown Out By Federal Judge

A federal judge dismissed outright loooooong-shot Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s censorship lawsuit against Google this week, writing in a decision dated Tuesday that it had nothing resembling a plausible legal basis.Read more...
Tags: Google, Politics, Elections, Science, Hawaii, Courts, Ads, First Amendment, Tulsi Gabbard, Political Ads, Tech Policy, 2020 Election


Coronavirus latest updates: California declares state of emergency as Italy closes schools and universities

Germany labels outbreak a pandemic as cases spread across Europe as UK sees highest daily increase. Follow live newsFull story: Italy orders closure of all schools and universitiesCoronavirus epidemic in UK is likely, says chief medical officerIMF and World Banks to do ‘whatever is needed’White House’s ‘muzzled’ messaging is dangerous, experts sayEmergency coronavirus talks held on possibility of parliament closingShare your experiences 2.22am GMT Australia’s chief medical officer Brendan Mu...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, White House, Germany, India, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Apple Tells Geniuses They May Run Low on iPhones Thanks to Coronavirus Shutdowns in China

As the global outbreak of the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, Apple has warned technical support staff at stores that it may fall short on replacement iPhones and parts, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Health, Gadgets, Science, Technology, China, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, Outbreak, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Rent the Runway Reminds Customers That Its Designer Clothes Are Clean and 100 Percent Virus-Free

Rent the Runway’s stock of designer duds is not a petri dish of contagion, as the company clarified in an email to customers on Wednesday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Rent The Runway, Coronavirus


NASA's spectacular new 1.8 billion pixel panorama photo from Mars

Between November 24 and December 1, 2020, NASA's Curiosity rover captured the above image on the surface of Mars. The image contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels composed of more than 1,000 images. From NASA: The rover's Mast Camera, or Mastcam, used its telephoto lens to produce the panorama and relied on its medium-angle lens to produce a lower-resolution panorama that includes the rover's deck and robotic arm.
Tags: Photography, Video, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Mars


Between 40% and 70% of adults worldwide could get the coronavirus, one Harvard expert says. That's at least 3 billion cases.

According to Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard University, the coronavirus could infect between 40% and 70% of all adults before it's over.
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Italian educational institutions close as Covid-19 deaths pass 100 – as it happened

Outbreak continues to spread with Italians in India testing positive. This blog is closedFollow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 12.25am GMT The markets bounce is continuing in Tokyo where the Nikkei is up 1.1% on Thursday morning. That’s not quite the bounce that we saw on Wall Street where the Dow surged 4.53%, the S&P 500 gained 4.22% and the Nasdaq rose 3.85%. But it will give investorts some cheer.That’s it for the day on this blog but you can follow what happens wi...
Tags: Science, Biology, Germany, India, America, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Donald Trump, Dow


Maori tribe restricts hongi greeting over coronavirus

Third case of Covid-19 confirmed in New Zealand as iwi issues temporary ban on custom of pressing noses togetherA Māori tribe in New Zealand’s capital city has banned the traditional hongi at gatherings this week as more cases of coronavirus emerge.On Wednesday night a third case was confirmed and the ministry of health asked for calm after sufferers and their families were criticised on social media. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Maori, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus latest updates: Germany labels outbreak a pandemic as Italy closes schools and universities

Cases spread across Europe as UK sees highest daily increase. Follow live newsFull story: Italy orders closure of all schools and universitiesCoronavirus epidemic in UK is likely, says chief medical officerIMF and World Banks to do ‘whatever is needed’White House’s ‘muzzled’ messaging is dangerous, experts sayEmergency coronavirus talks held on possibility of parliament closingShare your experiences 12.18am GMT Welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus. More than 100 people have now di...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, White House, Germany, India, UK News, World news, Medical Research, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, James Bond, Coronavirus outbreak


Italy schools and universities as death toll passes 100 – as it happened

Outbreak continues to spread with Italians in India testing positive. This blog is closedFollow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 12.13am GMT Still with the airline industry and Reuters reports that Donald Trump met executives from some of America’s leading airlines to discuss the coronavirus outbreak.The airline bosses told the president they have stepped up procedures to keep planes “clean and disinfected” amid concerns about the the spread of the virus. 11.44pm GMT ...
Tags: Science, Biology, India, America, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Reuters, Coronavirus outbreak


New York families under coronavirus quarantine worry isolation measures aren't strict enough: 'If there are no answers, people make their own decisions'

After a man was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, people who attended services at his temple were told to self-quarantine, but no one else.
Tags: New York, Science


New bendable concrete could help buildings survive earthquakes

Bendable displays may be all the rage these days, but there’s another material that could benefit from some added flexibility: concrete. Researchers at the Swinburne University of Technology have been developing a bendable, cement-free concrete that could hold up far better to earthquakes, and has a far lower carbon footprint than previous attempts at a bendable concrete. Developed by researchers Dr. Behzad Nematollahi and Professor Jay Sanjayan, the new concrete is produced largely from waste m...
Tags: Startups, Science, Insider, Swinburne University of Technology, Behzad Nematollahi, Jay Sanjayan, Nematollahi


Kumail Nanjiani's Eternals Superhero Has the Coolest Secret Identity

Unlike most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s established superheroes, who—aside from Spider-Man—have never really bothered to hide their secret identities, the family of characters at the heart of Eternals have spent thousands of years living among humanity, all the while hiding the fact that they’re a race of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Bollywood, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, MCU, Kumail Nanjiani, Representation, Chloe Zhao, The Eternals


The Great Barrier Reef Faces Third Mass Bleaching Event in Five Years

Australia’s forests burned over the summer, but now its underwater ecosystems are in trouble, too. The Great Barrier Reef is facing some severe stress due to extreme heat and faces a “widespread bleaching event,” according to an update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Watch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Biodiversity, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Corals, Not Again


Why you can't stop touching your face, even though it's one of the best ways to prevent coronavirus spread

Humans are conditioned to touch their own faces as a way to show self-awareness. Once the habit is formed, it's difficult to break.
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A passenger who was on a Princess cruise has died of the coronavirus in California. The ship is set to dock in San Francisco.

The Grand Princess — which is not the Diamond Princess — is set to arrive in San Francisco Thursday. It's unclear if passengers will be quarantined.
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco


Ceci N’est Pas Une Sewer-Clogging Bathtub of Orbeez

There’s a lot happening on social media, more than any one person can safely keep up with. Do you need to know about it? At Hall Monitor, we provide you with a digest to help you make up your mind.Read more...
Tags: Science, Abortion, Twitch, Ceci, Orbeez, Tiktok, Hall Monitor


A Year After Returning to the Jungle, Alba the Albino Orangutan Is Alive and Well

Good news! Conservationists at a national park in Borneo have provided new details about Alba, the world’s only known albino orangutan, one year after she was released back into the wild. Not only is Alba still alive—she’s thriving. Read more...
Tags: Science, Animal Welfare, Primates, Borneo, Orangutans, Alba


How to create an effective full-body workout in a quarantine, according to personal trainers

In case of a quarantine, here's how to get a great workout at home, according to personal trainers. It involves a lot of burpees.
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Disney+'s Hocus Pocus Sequel Has Found Its Director

After years of being stuck in various circles of development hell, the Hocus Pocus sequel is finally becoming a reality, now that the Disney+ project has found a director to bring Salem’s sinister Sanderson sisters back to life (again).Read more...
Tags: Science, Musicals, Disney, Streaming, Salem, Witches, Nostalgia, Sanderson, Adam Shankman, Hocus Pocus, Hocus Pocus 2, Disney Plus


Eureka? Scientists think they discovered the particle responsible for dark matter

A research team lead by nuclear physicists Mikhail Bashkanov and Daniel Watts from the University of York recently published research indicating that a newly discovered particle may be responsible for the existence of dark matter. Scientists estimate that some 80% of the universe is comprised of mysterious dark matter, but that’s about as far as they’ve gotten. Physicists aren’t sure what dark matter‘s made of, where it came from, or if it actually exists at all. But, assuming it does, Bashkanov...
Tags: Startups, Science, Insights, Tech, Watts, University of York, Daniel Watts, Mikhail Bashkanov, Bashkanov


A worker at LAX contracted coronavirus after screening incoming passengers for the illness

The health screener first developed symptoms on Sunday, a week after last screening passengers. So far, the case appears mild.
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Senator Demands Amazon Answer for Coronavirus-Linked 'Price Gouging'

Citing “disturbing” reports of price-gouging on Amazon in connection with the global coronavirus outbreak, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey on Wednesday asked the world’s largest online retailer to disclose its internal procedures for combating accounts of exorbitant markups on items such as masks and hand sanitizers.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Price Gouging, Massachusetts Sen Ed Markey, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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