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Coronavirus live updates: Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive, Europe shuts schools, sporting world in crisis

First case at UN headquarters; Australian Grand Prix cancelled, Italy deaths pass 1,000. Follow the latest news.Justin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife tests positive for coronavirus Boris Johnson: many more people will lose loved ones to coronavirusMany infections spread by people yet to show symptoms – scientistsHow do coronavirus containment measures vary across Europe? 3.19am GMT The Guardian is tracking global infections below: 3.11am GMT Australia’s Central Coast has confirmed...
Tags: Europe, Science, Abc, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Un, Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau, Central Coast, Coronavirus outbreak


How Taiwan is containing coronavirus – despite diplomatic isolation by China

Country learned ‘harsh lesson’ from Sars and has kept infections under 50, despite being blocked by Beijing from being part of the WHO Shawn Bryant knew he would be under quarantine for two weeks when he arrived in Taiwan from Daejeon, South Korea. The local police called every day and Bryant had told them he would be moving to a new Airbnb a few days into his stay. They said it was fine as long as he took a taxi.So Bryant was alarmed when, in the taxi, he received a text warning that he had gon...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Bryant, Daejeon South Korea, Coronavirus outbreak, Shawn Bryant


How the Novel Coronavirus Is Going to Impact the Entertainment Industry

The confirmation of the novel coronavirus—or covid-19—as a pandemic this week has come among a sea of event cancellations, as companies and event managers begin to wrestle with the reality of mitigating the spread of a virus predicted to potentially infect millions. In the world of entertainment, right now that’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Movies, Disney, Universal, Mulan, Paramount, MGM, Sxsw, Emerald City Comic Con, Fast and Furious, A Quiet Place 2, Peter Rabbit 2, Russian Doll, No Time To Die, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live updates: Europe shuts down schools as markets tumble, sporting world in crisis

New York to ban gatherings over 500 people; Arsenal coach tests positive; Australian Grand Prix cancelled, Italy deaths pass 1,000. Follow the latest newsArsenal head coach Mikel Arteta tests positive for coronavirusBoris Johnson: many more people will lose loved ones to coronavirusMany infections spread by people yet to show symptoms – scientistsHow do coronavirus containment measures vary across Europe? 12.33am GMT The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all of its wo...
Tags: Europe, Utah, New York, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Arsenal, Donald Trump, Mikel Arteta, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump Approves Bill Barring Rural Telecom Carriers from Relying on Huawei, ZTE Equipment

President Donald Trump signed the so-called “rip and replace” bill Thursday, legislation that effectively cuts off access to U.S. subsidies for companies like Huawei Technologies, ZTE, and any other foreign manufacturer that officials deem a national security risk, per a Reuters report.Read more...
Tags: Science, Telecommunications, Telecoms, National Security, Donald Trump, Huawei, ZTE, Reuters, Huawei ZTE Equipment, Rip And Replace Bill, Trump Approves Bill Barring Rural Telecom Carriers, Huawei Technologies ZTE


The Ghost Flights Are Real, and They're on Flight Attendant TikTok

Airlines are falling on hard times: they’re facing travel restrictions, canceling thousands of flights, contending with swarms of panicked customers, and running costly ghost flights lest they lose their slots to other airlines. In the face of imminent catastrophe, an assortment of cool-headed flight attendants are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airlines, Tiktok, Coronavirus


AT&T Waiving Data Overage Fees for Home Internet Subscribers Due to Covid-19

AT&T just confirmed that it will be waiving data overage fees for all its internet customers, which means if you go over your data cap, you won’t be fined. The reason? Coronavirus, of course.Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Att, Data Caps, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Judge Orders Chelsea Manning and Jeremy Hammond Released From Jail

Documents ordering the release of Chelsea Manning and former AntiSec hacker Jeremy Hammond were signed on Thursday by the U.S. District judge who detained them both in a Virginia jail last year for refusing to testify in the federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.Read more...
Tags: Science, Virginia, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, U S District, Jeremy Hammond


The Tangled Web of Every Spider-Man Movie Currently in the Works

Considering he’s one of pop culture’s most beloved superheroes, it’s not too surprising that there are myriad plans to bring about a vast swath of movies starring not just Spider-Man, but the large number of supporting heroes and villains that make up his own little Spider-Verse. But there are just so many happening,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Sony, Jackpot, Marvel Studios, Silk, Spider Man, Spider Gwen, Roberto Orci, Morbius, Nightwatch, Kraven, Black Cat, Silver Sable, Mysterio


California's Disneyland Is Closing for the 4th Time in History Thanks to You-Know-What

It’s official. Disneyland in Anaheim, California is shutting down due to the new coronavirus. Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, however, will remain open for the time being.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida, Anaheim California, Disneys California Adventure, Coronavirus, Covid 19


New Scientific Review Compares Alcoholics Anonymous to Therapy

A new analysis of existing research this week suggests that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and similar 12-step facilitated peer counseling programs (TSF) really can help people dealing with alcohol use disorder to abstain from alcohol. Compared to other methods, like cognitive behavioral therapy, AA-type programs seem to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Alcohol, Mental Health, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous AA


This Minecraft Library Provides a Platform for Censored Journalists

Today is World Day Against Cyber Censorship. Launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008, it’s goal is to raise awareness of how various governments around the world are censoring free speech online, whether it’s by blocking keywords on social media, removing individual articles and blogs, or in extreme cases,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Censorship, Library, Minecraft, Reporters without borders


Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris Are Closing Thanks to You-Know-What [UPDATED]

It’s official. Disneyland in Anaheim, California is shutting down due to the new coronavirus. Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is also closing as is Disneyland Paris in, well, Paris. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Disney, Paris, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Orlando Florida, Anaheim California, Disneyland Disney World, Disneys California Adventure, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Leak Exposes U.S. Navy Sailor as Once-Prolific Recruiter for Neo-Nazi Group

Hate forums and social media platforms have likely made it easier for atomized white supremacists and neo-Nazis to find like-minded individuals, laying the base for a resurgence in far-right organizing and violence. But that’s come with a price: a lengthy online trail that makes it difficult to stay anonymous. Leaks…Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, Race, Cybersecurity, Racism, Military, Terrorism, US military, Far Right, Neo Nazis, Atomwaffen, Atomwaffen Division, Right Wing Extremism, Neo Nazi Group, Iron March


The Best Sources for Covid-19 Information

The reality of covid-19 has finally started to hit the U.S. hard. Just yesterday, the World Health Organization decided to describe the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that’s reached over 100 countries as a pandemic. Following that decision, U.S. states around the country canceled large public gatherings and the NBA …Read more...
Tags: Science, Nba, World Health Organization, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Where did COVID-19 come from?

To end new zoonotic diseases like coronavirus (COVID-19), humans need to start staying in their lanes.
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The Guardian view on the government and coronavirus: a risky path | Editorial

The UK is adopting a much more limited response than other countries. It may be ignoring essential lessons from elsewhereHow quickly the unthinkable can become reality. We are all entering a new world as the Covid-19 pandemic takes hold. Many more families in the UK will lose loved ones, the prime minister has warned: while 590 cases have been identified, officials say the true number is probably between 5 and 10,000. The government has now moved from trying to contain the outbreak, to seeking t...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, China, Society, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Lancet, Coronavirus outbreak


Please Help, My Hands Are Unbearably Dry From All the Washing!

It’s hardly the biggest problem we’re facing at the moment, but a complaint I’m hearing over and over again is that, with this newfound fervor for hand-washing, people are suffering from dry skin. Like I said, not the biggest problem out there, but it can be uncomfortable up to downright painful! Also, dryness caused…Read more...
Tags: Science, Handwashing, Skin Care, Moisturizers, Hand Care


WonderCon 2020 Has Been Postponed But No Decision Has Been Made on Comic-Con [UPDATED]

WonderCon 2020, set to take place April 10-12 in Anaheim, CA, has been postponed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conventions, San Diego Comic Con, Anaheim CA, Wondercon, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Comic Con 2020


For $39,000, You Can Buy a Wide-Angle Lens That Can Actually See Behind Itself

A talented photographer can snap stunning photos with even a cheap camera; expensive equipment doesn’t guarantee a beautiful shot. But that doesn’t make buying and experimenting with pricey gear, like a $39,000 fisheye lens with a field of view so wide it can see behind itself, any less tempting.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Science, Tech, Lenses, Lensrentals, Consumer Tech, Roger Cicala, Wide Angle, Fisheye, C 4 Optics


Airports in the EU Devolve Into Chaos Over Trump's Inaccurate Covid-19 Address

Travelers at European airports faced chaos, surging prices, and uncertainty as they scrambled to react to Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement that severe restrictions would be imposed on travel from the continent to the U.S.—made significantly worse by a series of bullshit claims made by the president during his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Air Travel, European Union, Aviation, Outbreak, Airlines, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Westworld's 25 Biggest 'Holy Shit' Moments By Episode (So Far)

The return of Westworld is nearly here—and while io9 already has a very handy guide to quickly get you up to speed so you can dive right into season three, we also wanted to look back at the most shocking, most monumentally plot-shifting, and otherwise intensely memorable moments of the show so far.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Technology, Robots, Ai, Westworld, Michael Crichton, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy


Technologists Are Crowdsourcing a 'Coronavirus Tech Handbook' to Track Resources

A team of technologists based in London has mobilized to amass a crowdsourced document calling itself the Coronavirus Tech Handbook, a massive collection of resources related to covid-19 and covering everything from remote working and public advice to datasets and statistics related to the outbreak.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Data, Technologists, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Newspeak House


Technologists Are Crowdsourcing a 'Coronavirus Handbook' to Track Resources

A team of technologists based in London has mobilized to amass a crowdsourced document calling itself the Coronavirus Handbook, a massive collection of resources related to covid-19 and covering everything from remote working and public advice to datasets and statistics related to the outbreak.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Data, Technologists, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Newspeak House


A Quiet Place 2's Release Has Been Postponed, According to Director John Krasinski

A Quiet Place director and star John Krasinski has revealed that the sequel to his smash horror film, A Quiet Place 2, is being temporarily pulled from the release schedule because of coronavirus concerns—without any word about when we can expect it in theaters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Emily Blunt, Paramount, John Krasinski, A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place 2, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Discord Tries to Ease Cabin Fever by Increasing the Limit on Its Built-In Game Streaming Feature

With people preparing to hunker down in isolation in order to avoid the spread of covid-19, it seems Discord is hoping to ease potential cabin fever by raising the limits on its Go Live game streaming feature.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Streaming, Game Streaming, Chat, Discord, Covid 19, Discord Up Limit On Go Live Streaming


ExoMars Mission Pushed to 2022 Due to Technical Delays and of Course, Covid-19

Unfinished tests and complications arising from the coronavirus pandemic have forced the European Space Agency and Russia’s Roscosmos to postpone the launch of ExoMars, a collaborative mission to land a rover on the Red Planet and search for signs of life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Mars, ExoMars, Roscosmos, Mars Exploration, Red Planet, Covid 19, ExoMars Mission Pushed


These three factors will lead to large heating cost savings across the US

A cluster of crocus bulbs blossom as temperatures reach the mid-60's, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) A combination of three circumstances could lead to extraordinary heating cost savings throughout the United States by the end of the 2019-20 heating season.An historically warm meteorological winter already has produced substantial savings across the country. Now, a crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia that began over the weekend meant al...
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Boston, Russia, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, Dallas, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Accuweather


A JetBlue ad joked about $39 flights for 'remote work or study' as news broke that one of its passengers tested positive for coronavirus

"As if you needed another excuse to work or study remotely," JetBlue wrote in its email announcing the extended sale on flights.
Tags: Science, Jetblue


Storm to dump feet of snow in western US high country, may end up being a 'March Miracle'

It's way too early to write winter off in the western United States as a combination of an injection of Arctic air and a developing storm will set the stage for soaking coastal rain, travel-snarling snow and frigid conditions.Following a dose of chilly air on Friday, a push of Arctic air will invade the northern Rockies and interior Northwest this weekend. Even though the surge of Arctic air appears to be more gradual than some blasts that have invaded the region in years past, by the mid...
Tags: Science, California, Montana, Washington, Oregon, US, Sacramento, United States, Wyoming, Idaho, Arctic, Las Vegas, Portland Oregon, Pacific, Accuweather, Sierra Nevada



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