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Coronavirus live news: Cases approach 1.2m as Trump tells Americans to expect 'a lot of death'

Quarter of cases globally are in US; Spain infections overtake Italy; US deploys military personnel. Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceComing back to life after lockdown in Wuhan‘Mask wars’: US faces more accusations of outbiddingFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.10am BST Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sparked outrage on Friday by posing for photographs at the plaza that was the centre of anti-government pro...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Biology, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Wuhan


The Coronavirus Outbreak is Making Dairy Farmers Dump Milk, Even as Food Demand Skyrockets

In recent days, social media has been abuzz over photos of large trucks dumping milk, which seems astonishing since the demand for groceries has ballooned in recent weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the pandemic has disrupted the dairy industry, and is precisely the reason why dairy farmers have to make…Read more...
Tags: Science, Milk, Agriculture, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's Lightsabers Are Holding Some Incredible Design Secrets

A lightsaber is a part of a Jedi, a defining tool that reflects their personality, their goals, their needs. It turns out, this is just as true of the prop lightsabers designed by Lucasfilm as it is for their in-universe depictions. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Leia, Lightsabers, Rey, Skywalker, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Ventilator crisis lands Britain's manufacturers with greatest test

Dozens of companies have pooled resources in an attempt to produce tens of thousands of machines as Covid-19 strikesBritish manufacturing this month faces perhaps the greatest test in its history. Specialist firms have joined forces with industrial powerhouses such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce in an unprecedented collaborative effort to make medical ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients.In a conference call earlier this month, Boris Johnson urged business to make 30,000 of the devices in a matter ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Technology, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Airbus, Manufacturing sector, Babcock International, Dyson Ltd, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Let’s get our hands dirty. A simple model by Tim Colbourn to audit.

See the tweet: https://twitter.com/sabhlok/status/1246570684949520384  and retweet it widely. Here’s the CBA. Tim has asked for questions/ feedback. Let’s do it! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rpAhaV9Dbgvtc- ZHhQxF8hebePxJiZa3exNdk59Vd2I/edit#gid=1881917012 Sharing widely since many others who are not on this team might have relevant skills/ interest. Please also pass on this so others with interest/skills can join the pandemic model audit team. Regards Sanjeev
Tags: Travel, Science, Tim Colbourn


'It's not so easy to return from the dead': coming back to life after lockdown

Yu Wong’s life was transformed when Wuhan was shut down due to Covid-19. Here he describes how it feels to re-enter the world after two months insideBefore any other place in the world, Wuhan first suffered the invisible, brutal attack of the coronavirus. Some Wuhanese, worried about their health, with fear in their hearts, have stayed home. Others have already left us forever.It is not an exaggeration to say that from early morning hours of January 23, when the lockdown in Wuhan began, life in ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak, Yu Wong


How to change bad habits and learn new skills

Neuroplasticity is your brain's ability to form new neuronal connections throughout your life. It is possible to change your habits and learn new skills at any age thanks to neuroplasticity. Training your brain to form new connections is beneficial to long-term cognitive health. For a long time, it was believed that your brain was solidified during adolescence. After your teenage years, you are who you are, with no possibility of change. The neuroscience revolution of the 20th century p...
Tags: Science, Learning, Education, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Brussels, Mind, Personal Growth, Gregory Caremans, Institute of Neurocognitivism


Zoom Makes Common-Sense Security Measures Default After Wave of Troll Attacks

Beginning Sunday, Zoom will begin requiring passwords and enabling virtual waiting rooms by default in an attempt to tamp down on the flood of troll attacks that’s accompanied its ballooning userbase in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Streaming, Hackers, Trolling, Zoom, Teleconferencing, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


China Gives New York 1,000 Ventilators as U.S. Government Continues to Drag Its Feet

At least China is taking New York’s ventilator shortage seriously, even if President Donald Trump won’t.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, China, New York City, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Newyork, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, China Gives New York


Sewage could reveal true scope of coronavirus outbreak, scientists say

Scientists say that traces of SARS-CoV-2 genetic material -- viral RNA -- in the poo we flush down the toilet and into the sewage system might reveal how badly coronavirus has hit a given community. Analyzing sewage could show the true scale of an outbreak, in the absence of available testing, they say. Looking for outbreak markers in wastewater could also be used to detect the coronavirus if it comes back to communities, reports Nature. Using this method, researchers have found traces of the...
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These are the two COVID-19 data sites I incessantly check

Even tho they are only updated once a day (at most) I check, check and re-check 91-divoc and the IHME COVID-19 Projections. The linear scale graphs on 91-divoc have given me the best picture of 'is the curve flattening' for the regions I watch. Tribalism runs rampant during Trump's Pandemic and I am naturally more focused on the regions where my loved ones live. IHME's projections give me an idea about what to expect based on data and models they've explained and I can trust. What comes ...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Research, US news, Data, Trump, Pandemic, Stay Informed, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Data Over Propaganda, Death Count


U.S. Will Pay Hospitals to Treat Uninsured Coronavirus Patients

The Trump administration announced on Friday that it will pay hospitals to treat uninsured coronavirus patients, a persistent problem in America that has been magnified in light of the global pandemic. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, America, Hospitals, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


A Man on Lockdown Is Beset By His Action Figures in This Delightful Horror Short

Some of us are coping with life in the age of social distancing well, bettering ourselves, learning new hobbies, generally making the rest of us feel inadequate. And some of us are going to war with our action figures. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Guillermo Del Toro, Action Figures, Short Films, Lockdown, Mike Mendez


This Steven Moffat-Penned Doctor Who Short Story Is a Sweet Introduction to the Doctor

From the perspective of the young Amy Pond, meet the Raggedy Doctor. Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Steven Moffat, Amy Pond


Shazam Gets Ready for His Lego Debut in This Trailer For Shazam! Magic and Monsters

Shazam, who, after years, I still call Captain Marvel, is an excellent fit for the wacky world of Legos. Now, after some teases, he’s ready to make his full debut in the DC Lego universe, bringing his friends and his youthful joy de vivre along with him. Read more...
Tags: Science, Lego, Dc, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Shazam, Billy Batson, Lego Dc Universe, Shazam Magic And Monsters


Scientists Made A Drone To Capture Whale Snot

Right now, whales are facing myriad threats, from pollution and getting tangled in fishing gear, to warming and acidifying oceans. To understand how those threats are affecting whales, scientists need data. And to get that data, they’ve come up with a drone that can capture whale snot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Whales, Save The Whales


Negan Has an Awkward Conversation in This Clip From The Walking Dead's Season 10 Finale

Look, in the post-apocalyptic survival business, people, well, sometimes they get murdered. It’s rough going. Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Negan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Whisperers


The future of black hole images is bright

This month marks the first anniversary of the image of the environment directly surrounding the black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy —captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). In the twelve months since this spectacular achievement, researchers have not rested on their laurels. Several teams have been hard at work imagining and theorizing ways to build a better black hole image. Just this week, as that anniversary approaches, researchers have published a study that promises to both im...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Syndication


Saturday's Best Deals: Buy 2 Get 1 Makeup, Classic Literature, Batman Beyond, and More

A PUR buy 2 get 1 sale, free children’s books and classic literature, bamboo toothbrushes, a deal on refurbished security systems, and more top the list for Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?

Coronavirus RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left. What are the risks of handling packages and groceries?Coronavirus – latest US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people are staying indoors to avoid contact with people potentially infected by Covid-19. But in light of a recent report from the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said RNA from the virus that causes Covid-19 was found in the Diamond Princess ship 17 days aft...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Life and style, US news, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infectionFind all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest news and updatesWhat are the symptoms and should I see a doctor?Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transm...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Brazil coronavirus: medics fear official tally ignores ‘a mountain of deaths’

Lack of testing and failure to report on cases means scale of outbreak could be far greater than thought, doctors warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases as doctors and researchers warn that underreporting and a lack of testing mean nobody knows the real scale of Covid-19’s spread.“What’s happening is enormous underreporting,” said Isabella Rêllo, a doctor working in emergency and intensive care in Rio de Janeiro hospital...
Tags: Facebook, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak, Isabella Rêllo


Medics in Brazil fear official coronavirus tally ignores ‘a mountain of deaths’

Lack of testing and failure to report on cases means scale of outbreak could be far greater than thought, doctors warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases as doctors and researchers warn that underreporting and a lack of testing mean nobody knows the real scale of Covid-19’s spread.“What’s happening is enormous underreporting,” said Isabella Rêllo, a doctor working in emergency and intensive care in Rio de Janeiro hospital...
Tags: Facebook, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak, Isabella Rêllo


Sanctions are crippling Iran's fight against coronavirus | Pirouz Hanachi

As mayor of Tehran I have seen lives lost as a result of medical shortages. This is no time for vindictive politics• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageTo many of us urban administrators in Iran, the onslaught of coronavirus has underscored an important fact of life: no town, city or nation can be indifferent to global crises, even in far-flung corners of our world.Indeed, while the mantra of good governance over the past century has been to “think global, act local”, we...
Tags: Business, Science, Republicans, Economics, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Tehran, Donald Trump, Pirouz Hanachi, Coronavirus outbreak



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