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'Come back Monday, OK?' Hundreds of prisoners escape in Brazil amid Covid-19 anger

Holiday for minimum security prisoners is cancelled because of outbreak, so many simply run offHundreds of prisoners have escaped from four semi-open prisons in São Paulo state in the south-east of Brazil after Easter prison holidays were cancelled and restrictions on visitors tightened because of coronavirus.Videos showed dozens of prisoners fleeing down a street near one coastal prison and flooding across a soccer pitch on a beach. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Ohio primary polls ordered to close, NZ launches historic spending package

Ohio governor says voting won’t happen due to ‘health emergency’; French told to stay inside; WHO urges widespread testing. Follow the latest updates California: millions told to ‘shelter-in-place’New Zealand launches massive spending package to combat Covid-19Boris Johnson warns UK population to avoid non-essential contactEU calls for 30-day ban on foreigners entering blocHealth experts criticise NHS advice to take ibuprofenCoronavirus latest: at a glanceShare your experiences 3.17am GMT St...
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Coronavirus live news: Californians told to 'shelter in place' as NZ launches historic spending package

French told to stay inside; WHO chief urges widespread testing; markets plummet. Follow the latest updates California: millions told to ‘shelter-in-place’New Zealand launches massive spending package to combat Covid-19Boris Johnson warns UK population to avoid non-essential contactEU calls for 30-day ban on foreigners entering blocHealth experts criticise NHS advice to take ibuprofenCoronavirus latest: at a glanceShare your experiences 2.22am GMT China has begun using Xiaotangshan Hospital i...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, California, China, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Who


Report: Apple Plans to Release Cheap iPhone 9 Plus With Touch ID This Spring

Code snippets in iOS 14 appear to show that Apple is working on an iPhone 9 Plus to complement the budget model iPhone 9 rumored to be in development, 9to5Mac reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Rumors, iPhone 9, iPhone SE 2


Coronavirus live news: French ordered to stay inside as White House urges isolation and EU bans non-essential travel

France mobilises 100,000 police to conduct movement checks; California tells millions to ‘shelter-in-place’; Markets plummet. Follow the latest updates.Coronavirus latest: at a glanceBoris Johnson warns UK population to avoid non-essential contactEU calls for 30-day ban on foreigners entering blocHealth experts criticise NHS advice to take ibuprofenShare your experiences 12.20am GMT Moving away from that press conference now, in other Australia news – in case you missed it – actor Tom Hanks ...
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The US has one week to enforce social distancing and 'flatten the curve' as the coronavirus outbreak escalates. Here's why these days are so critical.

"We must move to pandemic mitigation through widespread, uncomfortable, and comprehensive social distancing," said Asaf Bitton of Harvard University.
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The US has 1 week to enforce social distancing and 'flatten the curve' as the coronavirus outbreak escalates. Here's why these days are so critical.

"We must move to pandemic mitigation through widespread, uncomfortable, and comprehensive social distancing," said Asaf Bitton of Harvard University.
Tags: Science, US, Asaf Bitton


GameStop's Employees Fear Its Coronavirus Policies Are Dangerously Flawed

Last week, GameStop sent an email to its customers assuring them that the gaming retail chain was taking the necessary precautions in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Some employees, however, have shared concerns with Kotaku about the company’s ability to keep them and their customers safe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Gamestop, Kotaku, Coronavirus, Covid 19


What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 17 charts and maps

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
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Scientists Discover Ice Age Structure Made From Bones of 60 Mammoths

An unusually large structure from the last ice age built from the bones of dozens of woolly mammoths has been uncovered in Russia. Dating back some 25,000 years, it’s the oldest known structure of its kind—but its purpose isn’t entirely clear.Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Anthropology, Ice Age, Early Humans, Mammoths, Woolly Mammoths


Stargirl's Latest Promo Wants You to Laugh and Think About the Justice Society of America

As more of DC Comics’ superheroes like Stargirl make their way onto the small screen, Warner Bros. is getting to the important business of...trying to carve out new thematic spaces for each of its series to exist in. The Arrowverse has it covered in terms of straight-up comic wildness, and DC Universe’s Titans, Doom…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Streaming, Warner Bros, Joel Mchale, Luke Wilson, DC Entertainment, Brec Bassinger, DC Universe, Justice Society of America, StarGirl


27 airlines are suspending or severely reducing flights as coronavirus-related travel restrictions shake the industry — here's the full list

Reduced demand for travel has caused airlines to temporarily shutter operations as COVID-19 continues to spread and nations close borders.
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AMD's Ray Tracing Looks Great on the Xbox Series X, but It's Based on Nvidia's Code

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft’s next-gen console, Xbox Series X, will include ray tracing, but we haven’t seen what it will look like until now. In a blog post today Microsoft gave the most spec-heavy details about the new system yet. However, a deep dive by Digital Foundry provides a closer look at what the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nvidia, Amd, Digital Foundry, Ray Tracing, rDNA 2, Xbox Series X


CDC Advises Morticians That It Is Time to Switch to Livestreaming Funerals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned morticians that large funerals should be livestreamed instead due to the spread of the novel coronavirus across the country.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Funerals, Outbreak, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Calls to Conduct 2020 Elections by Mail Are Growing as Virus Spreads

With the general election more than seven months away, the potential impact of covid-19 on voter turnout remains largely hypothetical. But in what could prove a parallel to the prescient (and mostly unheeded) warnings by top medical officials about U.S. unpreparedness last month, a wave of influential voices are now…Read more...
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A Costume-Less Batwoman Just Crossed a Line Batman Rarely Has

Batwoman is a much darker show than the other CW superhero fare. It kind of makes sense—Bat stories often veer into gothic horror territory. But Batwoman frequently finds itself falling into what I like to call the “Canadian Torture Porn Trap.” Weird I know. Canada is not a place known for its torture porn! Yet I…Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Batwoman, Batman, Warner Bros, Cw, DC Entertainment, Head, Ruby Rose, TV Recap, Rachel Skarsten, There Is A Head In A Freezer, Debra Mooney, John Emmet Tracy


12 cities with the worst tap water in the US

Millions of people are exposed to unsafe drinking water every year in the US. Some cities have it worse than others.
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24 airlines are suspending or severely reducing flights as coronavirus-related travel restrictions shake the industry — here's the full list

Reduced demand for travel has caused airlines to temporarily shutter operations as COVID-19 continues to spread and nations close borders.
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Covid-19 Is Spreading Far and Wide From People Who Don't Feel Sick, New Research Finds

More and more research is starting to confirm a troubling suspicion scientists have had about covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus: People without symptoms can not only spread the infection but are actually fueling its pandemic spread across the globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


5 Things We Want From Avenue 5 Season 2

HBO’s big draw last night was the Westworld season three premiere—but fans of absurd space comedy also tuned in for the season one finale of Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5. We already know there’s a season two on the way, so here are five things we’re hoping to see when the show returns.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Science, Armando Iannucci, Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Avenue 5


Winter storm dumps feet of snow across Sierra Nevada mountain range

After a slow wet season without much precipitation, the Sierra Nevada mountain range region in California is finally starting to see some heavy snow.AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said parts of the central and northern Sierra Nevada were buried under somewhere between 1-4 feet of snow since it started falling on Sunday. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are usually pummeled with "yards and yards" of snow in the winter, and this snowfall is helping that area make up for a long drought....
Tags: Science, California, California Highway Patrol, Nevada, CHP, Accuweather, Sierra, Sierra Nevada, Colfax, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sosnowski, DirecTV Frontier, Dan Kottlowski, Kottlowski, Alex Sosnowski, California Highway Patrol Truckee


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RuPaul Has a Fracking Empire on His Wyoming Ranch

As if we needed any more evidence that the world is a psychedelic hellscape, RuPaul—yeah, that RuPaul— and his husband are making money off the fracking industry. Yes, yes, this sounds like a wild conspiracy theory. But we’ve got the receipts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fracking, Oil And Gas, Rich People Things, Rupaul


What to Do If You Need a Return or Pick Up at the Apple Store During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Last week, after Apple announced that that the company was closing all of its retail stores outside of China until March 27th as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, the company has provided additional clarification about what Apple users should do in the event that an Apple device needs to be serviced or…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, China, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


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Trump promised a nationwide coronavirus screening website, but it's available for only 2 counties in California

The project from a Google sister company went live Sunday. It serves only two counties out of 3,141 counties and county-equivalents across America.
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9 ways to protect yourself from the novel coronavirus if you're still working in an open office

Disinfecting your workspace, washing your hands often, and avoiding touching your face can help prevent you from getting sick.
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'We're grossly unprepared': Nurses share their frustration as the coronavirus spreads with little direction from the government or hospitals on how to mitigate it

Nine nurses across the country said they were understaffed before coronavirus hit. Now they are facing equipment shortages and a lack of coordination.
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'We're grossly unprepared:' Nurses share their frustration as coronavirus spreads with little direction from the government or hospitals on how to mitigate it

Nine nurses across the country say they were understaffed before coronavirus hit. Now they are facing equipment shortages and a lack of coordination.
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