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CDC Says Coronavirus Traces Lasted 17 Days on Cruise Ship, But No Evidence of Transmission Risk

Traces of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus can last longer on some surfaces than previously detected by health authorities, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Monday.Read more...
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Microsoft Says Critical Vulnerability in Windows Is Already Being Used in 'Limited Targeted Attacks'

Microsoft said on Monday that it has discovered a flaw in Windows 10 and other versions of the operating system that has already resulted in “limited targeted attacks.” There is as of yet no patch for the vulnerability, though Microsoft ranks it as a “critical” flaw.Read more...
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Trump's push to shorten the coronavirus shutdown proves the captain is flying blind | David Smith

To watch Trump is to witness the awesome and terrifying power of the American president over life and death – a burden he is unqualified to bearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDue to social distancing, there were only two dozen or so reporters in the White House press briefing room on Monday, making it feel like a flight with numerous empty seats and lots of legroom.But when Donald Trump let rip for nearly two hours, it was as if the captain had announced a sudden whi...
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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 3.33am GMT Hawaii has become the latest US state to issue a stay at home order. Governor David Ige issued an order that will go into effect on Wednesday, March 25. Here are the details of that order, which is enforceable with fines or jail time. Notably, it does not include schools: To ensure that the state continues to ...
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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 2.34am GMT In Australia, the north-eastern state of Queensland has said it will close to people not travelling for work, medical appointments or carrying freight at midnight on Wednesday. Police will carry out checks at the border. 2.19am GMT The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 39 new cases of the cor...
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Coronavirus live news: Britons placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 12.28am GMT Asked if he was concerned that if he eased government restrictions to prevent coronavirus “too early”, the virus might continue to spread unabated, Trump said that he was looking to the mortality rate for coronavirus, and he found it encouraging.JON KARL: Are you worried that if you lift restrictions too quic...
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WHO warns global spread of virus is accelerating – as it happened

This blog is now closed.Follow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 12.16am GMT That’s it for this blog for today. We’ve launched a new one at the link below, where I’ll be keeping you p to date with the latest major developments for the next few hours. Related: Coronavirus live news: Britons placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon 12.06am GMT In Panama, the Guardian’s Patrick Greenfield reports that authorities have announced 32 new Covid-19...
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Refugees, New Zealand, Who, Guardian, Panama


Black Widow Is Delayed, So I Guess My Mind Decided I Should Dream the Movie Instead?

For some ridiculous reason (boredom), Twitter is talking about Iron Man 3 today. Instead of rehashing a so-so MCU installment, allow me to tell you about the Black Widow dream I had last night.Read more...
Tags: Wtf, Science, Marvel, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios, Dreams, Marvel Cinematic Universe


Oura partners with UCSF to determine if its smart ring can hep detect COVID-19 early

Startups continue to find new ways to contribute to ongoing efforts to fight the global spread of COVID-19 during the current global coronavirus pandemic, and personal health hardware-maker Oura is no exception. The smart ring startup is working with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on a new study to see if its device can help detect early physiological sings that might indicate the onset of COVID-19. This study will include two parts: Around 2,000 frontline healthcare professi...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, California, Tech, Finland, Frontline, University Of California, UCSF, University of California San Francisco UCSF, OURA, Ashley Mason, Coronavirus


DOJ Pursues Covid-19 Fraudsters Peddling Fake Vaccine Kits

Scammers have utilized every tool at their disposal to pry credit card numbers, passwords, and Medicare information out of consumers during the covid-19 outbreak: robocalls, phishing emails, and texts masked as World Health Organization PSAs; e-commerce facades advertising household items; sham charities; and,…Read more...
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The Witcher's Stunt Coordinator Breaks Down One of the Show's Most Monstrous Fights

You only need to have seen the very beginning of The Witcher to have witnessed Geralt’s battle with the Kikimora—a muddy, flailing clash of legs and weapons that sets the stage for the entire series. Now, a new behind-the-scenes video with the show’s fight coordinator takes us through the creation of that scene.Read more...
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T-Mobile Introduces New Super-Cheap $15 Connect Plan with 2GB of Data

Originally, T-Mobile wasn’t planning on introducing its new super-cheap Connect plan until after it had finalized its merger with Sprint. Now, with covid-19 putting a strain on everyone’s budget, the company has decided to push it out just a bit earlier. Read more...
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FDA updates COVID-19 testing guidelines to allow self-swab tests

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its guidelines for COVID-19 testing procedures, in a bid to both make the process easier and less uncomfortable for patients, and to help limit the impact of testing on the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by healthcare workers, including protective masks, face shields, gloves and gowns. The change means that people undertaking a test will be able to conduct their own swab, which will involve swabbing shallowly in their...
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Oura partners with UCSF to determine if its smart ring can help detect COVID-19 early

Startups continue to find new ways to contribute to ongoing efforts to fight the global spread of COVID-19 during the current global coronavirus pandemic, and personal health hardware-maker Oura is no exception. The smart ring startup is working with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on a new study to see if its device can help detect early physiological signs that might indicate the onset of COVID-19. This study will include two parts: Around 2,000 frontline healthcare professi...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, California, Tech, Finland, Frontline, University Of California, UCSF, University of California San Francisco UCSF, OURA, Ashley Mason, Coronavirus


Westworld's Episode 3 Teaser Hints at Tessa Thompson's Secret Identity

One of the looming questions in Westworld season three is: Who is Charlotte Hale? Tessa Thompson’s character may have been sheltering Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) during the escape from the island, but now she could be home to anybody. In a look at next week’s episode, the mystery rises to dangerous levels.Read more...
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Kinsa’s fever map could show just how crucial it is to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Smart thermometer maker Kinsa has been working on building accurate, predictive models of how seasonal illnesses like the flu travel in and among communities — and its fever map is finding new utility as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows globally. While Kinsa’s US Health Weather Map has no way of tracking the spread of COVID-19 specifically, as it looks only at fevers tied to geographic data, it could provide easy-to-grasp early indicators of the positive effects of social distancing and i...
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How Supercomputers Are Helping to Fight Covid-19

A host of companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and Google, along with universities and national labs have teamed up to form the COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium. This new partnership is designed to provide scientists with supercomputing resources as they figure out how to combat the…Read more...
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NASA's New View of Asteroid Bennu Transports Us Far Away From Our Troubles

To prepare for OSIRIS-REx’s pending touchdown onto the surface of Bennu, NASA used the spacecraft to photograph every nook and cranny of the weirdly shaped asteroid. The purpose of this exercise was to catalog potentially hazardous geological features, but a side benefit is that we have a gorgeous new view of the…Read more...
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Australia's food supply relies on migrant workers, many of whom are facing coronavirus limbo | Victoria Stead

As borders close and social distancing increases, what are our responsibilities to the people who keep working?Amid coronavirus-induced stockpiling and empty supermarket shelves, politicians have been quick to assure us of the reliability of Australia’s food supply systems.Writing for the Guardian last week, agriculture minister David Littleproud slammed “ridiculous” panic-buying, saying: “It is important to understand that Australian farmers produce enough food for 75 million people: three time...
Tags: Science, Australia, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Guardian, Pacific Islands, David Littleproud, Coronavirus outbreak, Victoria Stead


Rebecca Sugar on the Unhealthy Boundaries Between Steven Universe and Jasper

Aside from all of the wild, Gem-related things Steven Universe is able to do, his greatest superpower has been his ability to bond with people who want to kill him and—through the power of song and friendship—convince them to change their minds. But what does Rebecca Sugar think about his latest attempt? io9 spoke to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Mental Health, Depression, Trauma, Animation, Jasper, Cartoon Network, Steven Universe, Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe Future


Energy and Policy Experts Have a Plan to Fight Covid-19 and the Climate Crisis

Right now, it seems like everything is fucked.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: UK goes into lockdown as WHO warns global spread of virus is accelerating

UK lockdown – live updatesHow UK lockdown compares with other countriesUS coronavirus live updatesAustralia coronavirus live updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.25pm GMT Leyland Cecco reports from Toronto:Canada’s two most populous provinces – Ontario and Quebec – have announced plans to effectively shut down their economies in a bid to dramatically slow the spread of the coronavirus. 9.07pm GMT Heather Stewart and Rowena Mason report on the drastic new measures just announced t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, Toronto, UK News, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Refugees, New Zealand


Uber CEO Decides Driver Safety Isn't His Problem

Gig workers pose a clear danger where the continued spread of covid-19 is concerned. As to the open question of how to responsibly address this massive vector of workers, who are often uninsured and can’t afford not to work in spite of the risks, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has apparently washed his hands. Read more...
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Turn Your Nintendo Switch Into a Miniature Arcade Optimized For Fighting Games

Nintendo’s Switch might not be the top console choice for fans of fighting games, but with titles like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Super Smash Bros. available, it’s no slouch either. If fighting games get more screen time on your Switch than Zelda does, this miniature arcade stick controller might be a worthy…Read more...
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Sam Witwer on Clone Wars' Game-Changing Finale and Saying Goodbye to George Lucas' Star Wars

The Clone Wars is back, giving us a chance to catch up with a delightful moment in Star Wars history, straddling the two different eras of the saga before and after George Lucas. But according to one returning veteran—Darth Maul actor Sam Witwer—the chance to end Lucas’ Star Wars story properly will have some huge…Read more...
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Unplug Your Smart Speakers While You're Working From Home

Whether you just started working from home or have been for a few weeks now, it’s a good idea to turn off your smart speakers sooner rather than later; your Alexa or Google Home could be listening in on all those confidential work calls. Smart home devices not only listen to us when we don’t want them too, but we have…Read more...
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Senators Demand Amazon Answer for Warehouse Worker Conditions Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Following news that a worker at a facility in Queens tested positive for covid-19, four U.S. senators are questioning the e-commerce giant about disturbing reports on worker safety at its facilities amid the global pandemic.Read more...
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Fossil hunters find evidence of 555m-year-old human relative

Ikaria wariootia is half the size of a grain of rice and an early example of a bilateral organism It might not show much of a family resemblance but fossil hunters say a newly discovered creature, that looks like a teardrop-shaped jellybean and is about half the size of a grain of rice, is an early relative of humans and a vast array of other animals.The team discovered the fossils in rocks in the outback of South Australia that are thought to be at least 555m years old. Continue reading...
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Work From Home Distraction-Free With $31 off Boltune Noise-Cancelling Headphones [Exclusive]

Boltune Noise-Cancelling Headphones | $41 | Amazon | Promo code KINJAONYRead more...
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Scientists Find a Superconductor in Bits of Meteorite

Scientists have detected trace amounts of superconducting material inside one of the world’s largest meteorites, according to a new study.Read more...
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