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Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as US federal stockpile of medical equipment dwindles

Trump says personal protective gear has nearly run out; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 3.22am BST In Australia, prime minister Scott Morrison has announced that parents need childcare during the crisis will be able to access it for free, and that childcare ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Australia, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


The Future Is Adorable in Cleopatra in Space, DreamWorksTV's New Sci-Fi Show for Kids

There’s a lot we don’t know about ancient Egyptians, but a new animated series dares to wonder: What would Cleopatra have been like if she’d been able to time travel? Cleopatra in Space, based on Mike Maihack’s graphic novels, imagines the historic figure as a sassy teen who happens to be “the savior of the galaxy.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Cleopatra, Peacock, Cleopatra In Space, Mike Maihack


Private Equity-Backed Medical Staffing Firm Cuts Benefits for Health Care Workers Fighting Covid-19

Private equity-backed medical staffing company Alteon Health, which provides doctors and nurses to work in emergency rooms across the country, is cutting costs by reducing hours and slashing benefits in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Tuesday report by ProPublica.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Hospitals, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Alteon Health


Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as US records highest daily death toll

Trump says federal stockpile of personal protective gear nearly empty; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.27am BST While humans have been using Netflix and Zoom to quell the coronavirus lockdown ennui, New Zealand’s zoo animals have also been struggling with ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Netflix, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Shinzo Abe, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: Global cases near million mark as US federal stockpiles of medical gear dwindle

Trump says federal stockpile of personal protective gear nearly empty; Florida, Georgia and Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisUS coronavirus - latest updatesAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.20am BST Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a US aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Mississippi, Navy, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Ap, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Juul Is Getting Sued by the FTC

E-cigarette manufacturer Juul was no favorite of regulators before selling a hefty chunk of itself to tobacco giant Altria Group, owing mainly to its uncertain health risks and penchant for marketing to kids. But that 2018 transaction has put Juul in the crosshairs of the Federal Trade Commission, which announced todayRead more...
Tags: Science, Ecigarettes, Vaping, Juul, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Altria Group


Escape Into Pop Culture With These Choice Coffee Table Books

One of my many retail addictions is buying pop culture-themed table books. You know the kind: big, heavy, hardcover books filled concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, and extensive interviews with the people involved. They can provide many valuable hours of entertainment as we find ourselves at home for long periods…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Back To The Future, Ghostbusters, Mondo, The Lost Boys, Coffee Table Book, Phil Szostak, Watch It Nerds, Jw Rinzler


U.S. Orders 100,000 Body Bags

Bracing for catastrophe as coronavirus infections in the U.S. continue to soar, the Defense Department has ordered 100,000 “military-style body bags for potential civilian use” in the coming weeks, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Bloomberg, Disasters, Defense Department, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Our Fascination With Canon Is Killing the Way We Value Stories

As the pop culture we love becomes increasingly dominated by vast franchises of interconnected worlds and stories, so does it become dominated by one, singular question from diehard fans: Is the thing we’re about to consume canon to everything else we’ve consumed before? It’s an attitude that’s turning our love of…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Television, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Rant, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Canon, Discourse


Is the Covid-19 Lockdown Really Decreasing Air Pollution In India?

When I saw reports that Indian cities had seen major improvements in air pollution amid the covid-19 lockdown, I WhatsApped my family members in New Delhi to ask about their experience. Did it seem like the air was cleaner?Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Air Pollution, New Delhi, Coronavirus, Covid 19


5 Short Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films to Watch When You Don't Have Time for a Full Netflix Binge

Since we’re now all spending our hours indoors, there’s been newfound time to inhale entire seasons of a TV series or full movie franchises in one sitting. But in the event that you’re just looking for a quick hit of sci-fi or fantasy (or horror!), we’ve got five shorts worthy of briefly capturing your attention.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Short Films, Watch It Nerds, Short Sci Fi and Fantasy Films


Russia's Planned Coronavirus App is a State-Run Security Nightmare

Like other countries, COVID-19 rocked both Russia and its neighbors, with recent numbers pointing to a collective 4,375 residents across the post-Soviet states being infected by the virus. And while some of these territories are seemingly less than worried about the pandemic, Russia’s spent the bulk of this week…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Surveillance, Moscow, Covid 19


NASA issues agency-wide crowdsourcing call for ideas around COVID-19 response

There’s crowdsourcing a problem, and then there’s crowdsourcing a problem within NASA, where some of the smartest, most creative and resourceful problem-solvers in the world solve real-world challenges daily as part of their job. That’s why it’s uplifting to hear that NASA has issued a call to its entire workforce to come up with potential ways the agency and its resources can contribute to the ongoing effort to fight the current coronavirus pandemic. NASA is using its crowdsourcing platform ...
Tags: TC, Crowdsourcing, Space, Science, White House, Tech, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Problem Solving, Aerospace, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Apple May Introduce 1Password-Like Features to Keychain in iOS 14

One of the most crucial steps people can take to protect their data is using unique, complex passwords that are neither easily guessed nor recycled or reused between their accounts. The easiest way to do this is by using a password manager. Apple makes one available to macOS and iOS users for free, but the application…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Passwords, Keychain, 1password


This Self-Winding Charging Cable Is an Even Better Fidget Toy

In a time when frivolous mental distractions are an especially important part of everyday life, a simple idea for an upgraded charging cable that can wind and organize itself could become the most entertaining gadget on your desk.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Crowdfunding, Tech, Kickstarter, Cables, Charging, Consumer Tech, Supercalla


'One of the Toughest Jobs' on Earth: Studying Melting Ice

Spring is looming in the northern hemisphere. It is habitually a key and busy time for environmental science fieldwork, no more so than for the select community that travel great lengths and endure perilous conditions to study some of the world’s highest glaciers in the mountains of Asia.Read more...
Tags: Asia, Mountains, Science, Alps, Himalayas, Glaciers, Andes, Ice Ice Maybe


Humanity's Origin Story Just Got More Complicated

Human evolution was messy, with multiple human species living and interbreeding at the same time, in a convoluted process that eventually led to us. Such is the emerging narrative in anthropology, and it’s a theory now bolstered by three fascinating new studies released today.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Human Evolution, Human Origins, Archaic Humans


Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week as known global cases pass 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; known global cases pass 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesAt a glance: summary of key events Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 7.05pm BST The first coronavirus case among Brazil’s 300 indigenous tribes has been confirmed by the Health Ministry’s indigenous health service Sesai.Th...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Science, Biology, Scotland, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


6 Times TV Took Time Loops to a Whole New Level

Everybody loves a good Groundhog Day episode; The X-Files, Fringe, 12 Monkeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, and more have done them. But there are some television shows that took the beloved but familiar trope and did something to set their version apart. As we’re all social distancing at home, sometimes feeling like we’re…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Magicians, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Black Mirror, Legends Of Tomorrow, Star Trek Discovery, Time Loop, Russian Doll, Watch It Nerds, Times TV Took Time Loops


FDA Demands Zantac Heartburn Drug and Generics Pulled Over Carcinogen Fears

The Food and Drug Administration is taking a drastic step over a common drug used to treat allergies and acid reflux, following an investigation that confirmed the persistent presence of a likely carcinogen in products containing it. On Wednesday, the agency announced that it’s requesting all manufacturers of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Recalls, Food And Drug Administration, Heartburn, NDMA, Zantac, Ranitidine, FDA Demands Zantac Heartburn Drug


We Mapped Where New Yorkers Are Snitching About Their Neighbors' Social Distancing

On Sunday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he’d given the NYPD permission to issue fines of up to $500 to anyone violating social distancing mandates, the city’s latest attempt to slow the spread of covid-19 in an area devastated by the virus. “I want to just let all New Yorkers know that what we’re…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Bill De Blasio, Policing, 311, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus Misinformation Was Spreading Online as Early as January

News on the global coronavirus is breaking so quickly that developments can happen on a minute-to-minute basis. But getting the most updated information about covid-19—and discerning which bits are correct—has been hampered severely by a scourge of misinformation spreading like wildfire, as well as a number of public…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, China, Conspiracy Theories, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Riverdale's Sam Witwer on That Infamous Scene: 'I Read the Script and Laughed'

Riverdale’s given us so many batshit scenes over the past four seasons that our list of WTF moments couldn’t possibly include them all. One of the weirdest from season four featured Jughead’s teacher Mr. Chipping (played by Sam Witwer) jumping out of a window, seemingly for no reason. The actor playing him was just as…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Wtf, Science, Interview, Disney, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Cw, Riverdale, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Sam Witwer


Amazon Workers: Go on Strike. Now.

The coronavirus crisis may be uncharted waters in many ways, but there’s a time-honored tradition for aggrieved workers whose health and safety are treated as an afterthought: go on strike. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Amazon Workers, Coronavirus


Sources: Despite Huge Sales, Borderlands 3 Developers Are Getting Stiffed On Bonuses

The video game Borderlands 3 was a big sales success when it launched last fall, according to its publisher, 2K, which described it as “a billion-dollar global brand.” That’s why it was shocking to employees at Gearbox, the developer of the game, when the studio’s CEO, Randy Pitchford, told them yesterday that they…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Randy Pitchford, Borderlands, Gearbox, Borderlands 3


'Non-Urgent' Fertility Treatments Were Shut Down in Response to Covid-19—Now Patients Are Protesting

Last week, Beverly Reed, a fertility doctor in Texas, started making a series of difficult phone calls. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) had just released guidelines advising the suspension of “new, non-urgent fertility treatments” in an attempt to limit both the transmission of covid-19 and the…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Ivf, Infertility, Fertility Treatment, American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Beverly Reed


Truckload of Toilet Paper Goes Up in Flames

In what appears to be a devastating traffic accident, an 18-wheeler truck loaded with toilet paper caught fire early this morning in the Dallas area. The driver told CBS 11 News that he hit a bump, and the truck rolled over, igniting “thousands of rolls” of toilet paper in his cargo. Firefighters quickly extinguished…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dallas, Cbs, Toilet Paper, Trucking, Quarantine


Criminal Hackers Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords

Security experts are tracking a range of new threats incidentally linked to the coronavirus that’s killed no fewer than 44,216 people worldwide. Where most see despair, some cyber criminals see opportunity.Read more...
Tags: Security, Work From Home, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Criminals Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords

Security experts are tracking a range of new threats incidentally linked to the coronavirus that’s killed no fewer than 44,216 people worldwide. Where most see despair, some cyber criminals see opportunity.Read more...
Tags: Security, Work From Home, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Criminal Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords

Security experts are tracking a range of new threats incidentally linked to the coronavirus that’s killed no fewer than 44,216 people worldwide. Where most see despair, some cyber criminals see opportunity.Read more...
Tags: Security, Work From Home, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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