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The family accused of violating quarantine while their daughter was tested for coronavirus says they were never told to isolate themselves

Missouri officials said they told a family to self-quarantine while their daughter was tested for coronavirus, but that the family went out in public.
Tags: Science, Missouri


E3 2020 in Los Angeles Has Been Canceled

Update 5/10: E3 organizers announced on Wednesday that the gaming event is officially canceled. “Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation,” the organizers wrote in a statement. Read more...
Tags: Health, Gaming, Games, Science, Video Games, Los Angeles, Esa, Outbreak, E3, Electronic Software Association, Coronavirus, Covid 19


E3 2020 in Los Angeles Has Reportedly Been Canceled

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2020 in Los Angeles is canceled, Ars Technica reported on Tuesday evening, citing multiple sources who said that the its organizers at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will soon make a public announcement.Read more...
Tags: Health, Gaming, Games, Science, Video Games, Los Angeles, Ars Technica, Esa, Outbreak, E3, Entertainment Software Association ESA, Electronic Software Association, Coronavirus, Covid 19


UK minister tests positive as deaths outside China pass 1,000– as it happened

This blog is closedFollow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 12.20am GMT We are turning off this blog now. Thanks for reading. All of the latest updates will be covered on our new live blog, which you can find here. Related: Coronavirus live updates: UK health minister tests positive as stock markets wobble again 12.04am GMT And before we leave that Australian press conference, one final word from the chief medical officer, professor Brendan Murphy, on the policy of...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Science, Biology, China, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Italy, Microbiology, Murphy


Dracula Will Rise Again From Director Karyn Kusama

We’ve known for awhile that Invisible Man was just the beginning of Universal’s “let’s try this again” revival of its monster series (after the Dark Universe flopped). Now, there’s another classic joining the list of upcoming projects: a brand-new take on Dracula from a director with major horror cred.Read more...
Tags: Science, Vampires, Universal, Dracula, Blumhouse, Karyn Kusama, Universalmonsters


'I barely kept from crying': Schools and universities throw students into panic after telling them to leave campus and take classes online amid coronavirus fears

Students are being kicked off-campus housing, sparking logistical nightmares to find housing and wifi to take virtual courses.
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Google Asks All U.S. Staff to Work From Home as COVID-19 Spreads

Google has asked all of its North American employees—well over 100,000, counting all those working under parent company Alphabet, and a similarly massive number of contractors—to work from home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Medicine, Microsoft, Outbreak, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Google Asks All U S Staff


Doctors Appear to Have Cured a Second Person of HIV

A new study out Tuesday seems to confirm a remarkable achievement in the world of HIV research. A London man living with HIV who received an experimental stem cell transplant has appeared free of the virus for at least 30 months despite no longer taking medication. They say it’s strong evidence that he may be cured of…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Hiv, Viruses, London Patient


This Chart Will Tell You What Kind Of Space-Based Sci-Fi You're About To Watch Just By Looking At The Main Ship

The other day, I was scrolling through Netflix, looking for a distraction from all the pain of my hair and all my terrible car opinions, seeking out some quality space-travel-focused sci-fi, because I love that crap. As I was scrolling, looking at the thumbnails of the various movies and shows and whatever, I realized…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Sci Fi, Spaceships, Spacelopnik


Montblanc Would Like You to Pay $1,170 for Its New LTE Smartwatch

When Montblanc launched its Summit 2 smartwatch two years ago, the pricey device was notable for being one of the only Wear OS watches around with the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip, which offered better performance than past Android watches. But the Summit 2 cost a whopping $995. Now Montblanc is back…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Smartwatches, Lte, Consumer Tech, Montblanc


Coronavirus live updates: UK health minister Nadine Dorries in isolation after testing positive

UK death toll rises to six as Italy lockdown comes into force, Greece and Spain close schools, and universities in US and Ireland move lectures onlineCoronavirus latest: at a glanceItalian PM extends lockdown to entire countryCoronavirus confusion as NHS helpline gives out wrong adviceNew York to impose containment area to combat spreadShare your experiences 11.18pm GMT Here’s a little more reaction from Nadine Dorries to the news of her diagnosis:Thanks for so many good wishes. It’s been pr...
Tags: Europe, Business, Florida, Usa, UK, New York, Science, Greece, Biology, California, Washington, US, Economics, Spain, UK News, World news


65 workers at the Washington nursing home where 13 residents have died of the coronavirus are showing symptoms, but there aren't enough tests for them

A COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility has infected over 50 residents and likely many employees, but there aren't enough tests to confirm.
Tags: Science, Washington


Are Apple and Google Illegally Crushing Competitors? Expert Opinions Clash in Congress

A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday took aim at what one witness described as a “dire threat” to the digital marketplace—the processes by which “platform monopolists” such as Google allegedly maintain a stranglehold over the range of apps and services most commonly adopted by consumers; using its own services, in fact,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Congress, Senate, Antitrust


Are Apple and Google Illegally Crushing Competitors? Experts Opinions Clash Before Congress

A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday took aim at what one witness described as a “dire threat” to the digital marketplace—the processes by which “platform monopolists” such as Google allegedly maintain a stranglehold over the range of apps and services most commonly adopted by consumers; using its own services, in fact,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Congress, Senate, Antitrust


A health minister in Boris Johnson's government tests positive for coronavirus and had interacted with the prime minister before her diagnosis

UK Health Minister Nadine Dorries, who has been helping draft legislation to limit the spread of the new coronavirus was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Tags: UK, Science, Boris Johnson, Nadine Dorries


Google Is Reportedly Working on a New Chromecast Ultra Powered by Android TV

While COVID-19 may have forced Google to cancel in-person attendance of Google I/O 2020, that doesn’t mean the company isn’t working on new gadgets to show off like the rumored Pixel 4a and potentially now this: a Chromecast Ultra powered by Android TV. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Android TV, Chromecast, Streaming, Streaming Video, Google Io, Chromecast Ultra


R&D Roundup: Smart chips, dream logic and crowdsourcing space

I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may prove important in the world of tech and startups. This week: crowdsourcing in space, vision on a chip, robots underground and under the skin and other developments. The eye is the brain Computer vision is a challenging problem, but the perennial insult added to this difficulty is the fact that humans process visual informatio...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition, Voyager 2, Image-processing, Quantum Computing, Quantum Cryptography, Vienna University of Technology TU Wien, Neural Network, Extra Crunch, Communications Satellites


Stop Comparing the New Coronavirus to the Flu

On Monday, President Donald Trump once again tried to downplay the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak that’s now hit over 100 countries and begun spreading within the U.S. He tweeted that the seasonal flu has killed over 37,000 Americans this winter—far more than the 22 deaths from COVID-19 that had been reported…Read more...
Tags: Science, Flu, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID, Sars Cov 2


Covid-19 outbreak: what do health experts mean by 'flattening the curve'?

Public health measures can slow the spread of coronavirus it to keep the number infected at any one time at a manageable levelIn their response to the coronavirus outbreak, public health experts and government officials have repeatedly referenced the importance of “flattening the curve”. But what does this mean, exactly?When faced by a threat such as Covid-19, epidemiologists often look for two important numbers: how infectious a disease is, quantified by the number of people infected by each pe...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


9 ways to protect yourself from getting sick in an open office

Disinfecting your workspace, washing your hands often, and avoiding touching your face can help prevent you from contracting illnesses.
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A UK arcade is luring in customers by offering up toilet paper and cleaning products as prizes

Two of the arcade's grabber machines with toilet paper and hand sanitizer amid coronavirus concerns.
Tags: UK, Science


A Fracking Bailout Is A Terrible Idea

The U.S. government definitely has its priorities in order. Apparently, it’s considering using the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse to pour money into fossil fuel companies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Capitalism, Oil And Gas, Trump Administration, Shock Doctrine, Coronavirus


Inside Eyam, a 17th century English village that became one of the most remarkable cases of self-quarantine in history

When the bubonic plague reached Eyam in 1665, a third of the population died after they decided to impose a cordon around the village.
Tags: Science, Eyam


The coronavirus' average incubation period is 5 days, a study shows — but in 1% of cases, it may last longer than the standard 2-week quarantine

Researchers have pinned down how long it takes a person who's been infected with the coronavirus to test positive and show symptoms.
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Blasting Airplanes With Lasers Makes It Much Harder For Ice to Stick to Wings

If you’ve ever had to fly during the cold winter months you’ve probably already experienced the hassle of a delayed flight because the aircraft had to be blasted with deicer before take off. But annoying delays are just one of many issues ice build-up on a plane can cause, so researchers have come up with a better…Read more...
Tags: Science, Winter, Safety, Planes, Wings, Aircraft, Airplanes, Ice, Airbus, Dresden University of Technology, Fraunhofer Institute


Travel bans in Wuhan only delayed the coronavirus' spread in China by 3 to 5 days, and in the rest of the world by a few weeks, new research shows

Travel restrictions alone can't stop the spread of disease. Interventions like isolating sick people and increasing hand-washing are also necessary.
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan


A Few Republicans Threaten to Derail a Giant Senate Energy Bill Over Air Conditioner Emissions

The first major Senate energy package in over a decade may not survive because a few Republicans are trying to block regulations on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a potent greenhouse gas that can be found in air conditioners or refrigerators. Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Bills, Energy Efficiency, HFCS, Giant Senate Energy Bill Over Air


19 crew members on the Grand Princess cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus but are not being taken off because they're 'asymptomatic,' the company said

More than 1,000 crew members will stay on the ship as it sails back into the Pacific Ocean. Authorities don't yet have a plan for them.
Tags: Science, Pacific Ocean


Tessa Thompson Played the Kate Winslet Role in an Eternal Sunshine Live Read, and We Were There

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a damn near perfect film. A film that has, and will, stand the test of time and should not be tinkered with or remade ever. But if—for one night only—you cast different famous actors in the roles and they read the script out loud for a live audience, that might be a nice way to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nick Kroll, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Nostalgia, Tessa Thompson, Charlie Kaufman, Kiersey Clemons, Film Independent, Jay Duplass, Michel Gondry, Martin Starr, Kelly Marie Tran, Brett Haley, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind


Italy's nationwide coronavirus lockdown is set to rock the luxury retail industry, with brands bracing for what could be a billion-dollar setback

Many of the fashion editors who attended Milan Fashion Week have already had to self-quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: Science, Italy, Milan Fashion Week



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