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The Walking Dead, That Was One Goofy-Ass Episode

With the about to reach its bloody zenith and everyone’s lives on the line, apparently isn’t afraid to let things get weird first. And the assault rifle-toting ray of sunshine who made her debut last week was only the half of it.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Zombies, TV Recap, Walkingdeadrecap


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in hospital as US faces 'hardest and saddest week'

US orders 29m doses of malaria drug; Pakistan quarantines tens of thousands of worshippers; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive; Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestAustralia coronavirus – latest Sweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.14am BST Hong Kongers have been warned to prepare for six months of pain, as the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic worsen.The city has reported more than 890 cases o...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Science, Sweden, China, New York City, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Middle East, Microbiology


The Andrew Cuomo Nipple Mystery, One of the Toughest Jobs on Earth and Humanity’s Origin Story: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

As I write this, I realize that most of you are probably staying at home, like me. First of all, hang in here. This is a long and difficult fight, but I have no doubt we will get through it. Today I must confess that I had lots of help from a bag of little chocolate bars, along with the kind online company of…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Volcanoes, Nuclear Power, Westworld, Andrew Cuomo, Matter, Human Evolution, Best Of Gizmodo, Star Trek Picard, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in hospital as Trump again touts hydroxychloroquine

US orders 29m doses of malaria drug; Pakistan quarantines tens of thousands of worshippers; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive; Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestAustralia coronavirus – latest Sweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.21am BST My colleague Alison Rourke has just pointed out that a month ago today, on 6 March, the US had confirmed just 214 coronavirus cases, according to Centers for Disease C...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, US, America, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Middle East, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Trump


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized Over Covid-19 Concerns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized Sunday after he has continued to exhibit covid-19 symptoms in the 10 days since his diagnosis, according to multiple reports. Johnson’s office elaborated that he was admitted to an undisclosed London facility for additional testing based on advice from his doctor,…Read more...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


This Striking Fan-Animated Warhammer 40K Short Was Years in the Making

I am not in any way shape or form an expert on Warhammer 40K. I know, like, two things: space fascists are there, and everything looks extremely cool. But even with that light level of expertise, I can see why people enjoy this fan film.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Fan Films, Warhammer 40k, Space Marines


Fired U.S. Navy Captain Who Fought To Get Sailors Off Carrier Tests Positive for Covid-19: Report

U.S. Navy Captain Brett Crozier, who was fired this week after sending a letter requesting assistance for sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt nuclear powered aircraft carrier, has tested positive for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, USS Theodore Roosevelt, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Brett Crozier


Board Games Are Having A Bad Time

As we’re only now starting to see in video games, with The Last Of Us 2 being the most high profile casualty (so far), global Covid-19 lockdowns are wreaking absolute havoc on the ability of companies to make and sell games. But if you think it’s bad for video games, spare a thought for anyone involved in board games.Read more...
Tags: Science, Board Games


UK Authorities Turn to Social Media Platforms for Help Squashing Dangerous Coronavirus 5G Hoax

Several cellphone towers across the UK went up in flames this week after a bogus conspiracy theory linking the pandemic to the rollout of 5G began to pick up traction online. This string of arsons, as well as widespread reports of related physical and verbal threats directed at broadband engineers, has authorities…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Science, Youtube, Whatsapp, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Conspiracy Theories, Hoaxes, Social Media Platforms, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital

Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, returns to work as doctor one day a week amid coronavirus crisisLatest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.22pm BST The Haitian health ministry has announced the country’s first death from coronavirus. The victim is a 55-year-old man who reportedly had underlying health conditions. 10.15pm BST Read our full r...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Leo Varadkar, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests

Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, returns to work as doctor one day a week amid coronavirus crisisLatest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.17pm BST The UK prime minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive.A Downing Street spokeswoman said: “On the ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, France, China, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson


Ant-Man 3 Has Picked Up a Rick and Morty Writer

Marvel usually goes for some humor in their movies, but few are as explicitly comedy focused as the Ant-Man series has been. Which explains why Marvel would turn to one of TV’s most effective surreal comedies to find talent. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Marvel Studios, Rick, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Ant Man, Peyton Reed, Ant Man The Wasp, Ant Man 3, Jeff Loveness


Coronavirus live news: Ireland's Varadkar to restart work as a doctor amid crisis

Taoiseach will work one shift a week; Italy reports lowest increase in deaths in two weeks; Spain records smallest rate of increase in infectionsLatest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 8.19pm BST Some 1,000 migrants have been placed under quarantine after an outbreak of Covid-19 at a camp at Hal Far in the south of Malta. The camp has been was ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Malta


Watch This Sweet Short Film About an Unemployed Special Effect

Practical effects used to be the only way of doing things. If you wanted a cool image on screen, you had to build it and figure out how to film it. Now, computers make that work, well, not easier, but different. If you were an old special effect, it would be a rough adjustment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Practical Effects, Special Effects, Michael Shanks, Short Films, Rebooted


Etsy Encourages Sellers to Produce Cloth Face Masks, So Long as They Don't Make Health Claims

On the day that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised the public to wear cloth face masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Etsy’s CEO, Josh Silverman, told his community of sellers that those with the skills and materials to make these masks should consider doing so. But the company…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Etsy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Josh Silverman, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Etsy Encourages Sellers


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest increase in deaths in two weeks

Spain records smallest rate of increase in infections; Trump tells Americans to expect ‘a lot of death’; Global deaths approach 65,000Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestSweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSpanish PM: survival of EU rests on response to crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.20pm BST Here are the key developments of the last few hours: 5.45pm BST The country’s health minister has announced that Barbados has recorded its first death from t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, China, Global, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Cathy Yan Fought to Keep Birds of Prey's Most Upsetting Scene

No, not the one with the egg sandwich. Though that was tragic. No egg sandwich should ever have to go through that. Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds Of Prey, Dc, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, DC Entertainment, Cathy Yan


R&D Roundup: Ultrasound/AI medical imaging, assistive exoskeletons and neural weather modeling

In the time of COVID-19, much of what transpires from the science world to the general public relates to the virus, and understandably so. But other domains, even within medical research, are still active — and as usual, there are tons of interesting (and heartening) stories out there that shouldn’t be lost in the furious activity of coronavirus coverage. This last week brought good news for several medical conditions as well as some innovations that could improve weather reporting and maybe sav...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Cambodia, Columbia University, Satellite Imagery, Ultrasound, Deep Learning, Retina, Emerging-technologies, Ozone


This Video Essay Tries to Explain the Disaster That Is Cats

In the not-so-distant past, Cats was the most fascinating and baffling thing we’d ever seen. Tom Hoopper’s wildly unnecessary and just plain wild adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about cats pining for the sweet embrace of death is a profound, transfixing disaster. It raises a lot of questions. Namely, …Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Universal, Tom Hooper, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lindsay Ellis, Cats Movie, Why Is Cats, Tom Hoopper


Supermassive black holes: How did they grow so fast?

Whilst astronomers are fairly certain that supermassive black holes, billions of times more massive than our  Sun, dwell at the center of almost every galaxy in the Universe, they are still unsure how these cosmic monsters reach such tremendous sizes. The problem seems to be one of time, the Universe is 14 billion years old, and recent observations seem to confirm that such black holes were already present when it was just 800 million years old — thus in its relative infancy. How could these bla...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Syndication


Can I have sex? A guide to intimacy during the coronavirus outbreak

What are the risks associated with intimacy in the time of coronavirus? Three experts weigh inWith countries on lockdown and millions being made to stay at home, it’s unsurprising many couples and single people are wondering what coronavirus means for their sex lives. With this in mind, we asked three experts five of the most pressing questions about intimacy during the pandemic. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Sex, Life and style, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Spain records smallest rate of increase in infections since start of crisis

Spanish PM calls for ‘European solidarity’; Trump tells Americans to expect ‘a lot of death’; Global deaths approach 65,000Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latest Coming back to life after lockdown in WuhanFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.52am BST Spain’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 674 to 12,418 in the past 24 hours, according to figures which recorded the lowest number of victims in nine days.It is also the f...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Global, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, South Sudan


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


We are fighting a 21st-century disease with 20th-century weapons

Better and faster joined-up data systems are key to coping with and preventing pandemics such as Covid-19 – as well as more everyday diseasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 has exposed the deficiencies of national disease detection and prevention systems in many countries of Europe, and in the United States. In the UK, contact tracing was abandoned early due to lack of capacity. Just three weeks ago the government was prepared to let thousands of Scots trave...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Science, Wales, UK News, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Science policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Walk on by: why do we ignore bad behaviour?

It’s a familiar scenario: a packed train or bus, an unpleasant loudmouth picking on a lone passenger... and nobody does anything. What drives us to look away – and can we change?What makes a hero? According to a popular meme going around at the moment, intentions matter more than actions. “Your grandparents were called to war,” it says. “You’re being called to sit on the couch.” In a way, sitting around and doing nothing is a new type of heroism, because going out and living life as normal makes...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Bullying, Religion, Race, Neuroscience, Life and style, Society, Asma Shuweikh, Shuweikh


Coronavirus live news: Trump tells Americans to expect 'a lot of death' as US cases pass 310,000

Global deaths approach 65,000; 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 7.03am BST A “car crash” media appearance. A political “reset” already being challenged. A prime minister stuck in isolation. The beginnings of a bureaucratic ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Wuhan


A new way to deliver drugs in MOFs

Scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in cooperation with the Faculty of Chemistry of the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) have developed a new, solvent-free method for the encapsulation of drug molecules in MOF (Metal-Organic Framework) porous materials.
Tags: Science, Warsaw University of Technology WUT, MOF Metal Organic Framework


New research suggests in-womb gene correction

New research led by hearing scientists at Oregon Health & Science University suggests an avenue to treat and prevent intractable genetic disorders before birth. Researchers at the Oregon Hearing Research Center, working with mice, injected a specially designed synthetic molecule into the developing inner ear of fetal mice 12 days after fertilization. The study found that the technique corrected the expression of a mutated gene that causes Usher syndrome.
Tags: Science, Oregon Health Science University, Oregon Hearing Research Center



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