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Conservative-Dominated Courts Kill Wisconsin Election Delay, Absentee Voting Extension

The Wisconsin state Supreme Court on Monday blocked Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ last-ditch effort to halt primary elections on Tuesday, ensuring that in-person voting will commence tomorrow despite the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court shot down extended absentee voting deadlines in a…Read more...
Tags: Health, Elections, Science, Voting, Supreme Court, Scotus, Wisconsin, U S Supreme Court, Tony Evers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Wisconsin Elections


Star Trek: The Original Series’ Must-Watch Episodes

Star Trek. It’s one of the most quintessential pieces of science-fiction television around. And there’s a whole damn lot of it, even if you cut it down to the current eight different shows in the franchise (there’s even more on the way!). Want to start, but need a little guidance? We’ve beamed up to help you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Spock, Cbs, Captain Kirk, Captain Pike, Star Trek The Original Series, Watch It Nerds


New Zealand health minister demoted after beach visit broke lockdown rules

David Clark called himself an ‘idiot’ for driving his family 20km to the beach on the first weekend of the national stay-at-home measures Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand’s health minister has been demoted after he ignored national lockdown rules and drove his family to a beach 20km from his home.Last week Dr David Clark was photographed going for a mountain bike ride 2km away from his Dunedin home. He apologised for the incident, saying it showed poor judg...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Dunedin, David Clark, Coronavirus outbreak, coverageNew Zealand


Bored and anxious New Zealanders turn to exercise shaming as lockdown grinds on

Lack of clarity from the government on how far people are allowed to walk from their homes has led to confusion and abuseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealanders are usually pragmatic people who don’t put much stock in strict adherence to rules. But almost a fortnight into restrictive nationwide lockdown measures intended to halt the spread of Covid-19, a bored and anxious public has developed an obsession with the single grey area in the shutdown rules: going o...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak


Disney Works From Home With Its At Home With Olaf Digital Series

Like the great Fifth Harmony once said: “You can work from home, oh oh, oh oh.” Disney Animation is keeping kids entertained remotely with a new digital series all about Frozen’s Olaf, created at home by animator Hyrum Osmond and voiced by Josh Gad.Read more...
Tags: Frozen, Science, Disney, Fifth Harmony, Olaf, Josh Gad, Disney Animation, Hyrum Osmond, Social Distancing, Josh Gad Read


New Streaming Service Quibi Accused of Ripping Off ‘Everything Is Terrible!’

If new streaming service Quibi’s show “Memory Hole” looks familiar to you, you’re not alone. According to the video and performance collective Everything Is Terrible (EIT!), which has been around since 2007, Quibi’s show bears more than a coincidental resemblance to its 2014 show by the same name. In a tweet earlier…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming Video, Quibi


How to Make a Face Mask From a T-Shirt or Coffee Filter and Bandanna

Following new guidance issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that people in the U.S. wear masks in public settings to mitigate the spread of covid-19 between individuals who may be asymptomatic—and as available masks are desperately needed by health workers on the front lines of the global…Read more...
Tags: Science, Masks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


FCC Says It Won't Crack Down on Media's Fake Coronavirus Medical Advice

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday said it would not be taking any special steps to police the circulation of medical advice related to coronavirus outbreak by on-air media personalities who’ve touted unproven treatments and downplayed the virus by comparing it to the “common cold.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai, Coronavirus, Covid 19


This smart toilet offers advanced poop analysis and analprinting

An international team of researchers recently developed a fully automated sensor package that turns any regular toilet into the Tesla Model S of commodes. Designed to monitor your health, the system comes complete with nearly a dozen sensors that can do everything from perform an on-site specimen exam (it checks your poop and urine for things like consistency, color, and glucose and red blood cell count) to time your movements. And it even has built-in cameras and a fingerprint sensor for securi...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Egypt reports 149 new virus cases – as it happened

New toll comes as UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive care Coronavirus: latest updates 12.29am BST We are going to close this live blog. But you can stay up to date on all the latest developments on our new blog here.In the mean time, you can find all the latest developments below in our At A Glance summary: Related: Coronavirus latest: at a glance 12.16am BST Just back to Donald Trump’s marathon press conference and he is fielding questions ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Donald Trump, Sam Levin, Coronavirus outbreak


New communications for new times – the next 100 seconds

Communications, marketing and media don’t operate in a vacuum. They are part of the culture of our times. It’s why we look back on old advertising with a sense of “days gone by” – after all good advertising and communications convey a story and context that goes far beyond the simple message. So it is not surprising that in this time of COVID-19 crisis, that we are seeing new types, forms and approaches to communication. These new approaches are not necessarily one thing or the other – the...
Tags: Science, Australia, Marketing, Social Media, Creativity, Pop Culture, Community, Frankenstein, Pesce, Mark Pesce, Tiktok, flattenTheCurve


New Streaming Service Quibi Accused of Ripping Off ‘Everything Is Terrible!’ [Update]

If new streaming service Quibi’s show “Memory Hole” looks familiar to you, you’re not alone. According to the video and performance collective Everything Is Terrible (EIT!), which has been around since 2007, Quibi’s show bears more than a coincidental resemblance to its 2014 show by the same name. In a tweet earlier…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming Video, Quibi


Harley Quinn's Showrunner on Romance, Catwoman, and Underwater Musicals in Season 2

Harley Quinn’s second season is bringing some big changes to Gotham City that are set to push its entire cast of heroes and villains to grow and change in fascinating ways. But co-showrunner Patrick Schumacker wants everyone to understand that what Harley and the gang are going through isn’t exactly turning them into…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Animation, Streaming, Harley Quinn, Gotham City, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Catwoman, Harley, Sarah Peters, DC Universe, Warner Bros Animation, Patrick Schumacker


What Exactly Is Going on With Ezra Miller?

Until recently, Ezra Miller was best known for their acting—in the Fantastic Beasts movies, and in the DCEU films, a series which has long been promising Miller’s Flash character their own standalone chapter. Miller’s also known for red-carpet fashion flair. But now they’re making headlines for the wrong reasons.Read more...
Tags: Science, Violence, Warner Bros, The Flash, DC Entertainment, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Miller, Ezra Miller, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts 3


The A.V. Club  

The A.V. Club  The best TV comedies on Netflix   | Kotaku  The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People   | Lifehacker  How to Make Sure You Get Your Coronavirus Relief Money, Even If You Don't Need to File Taxes   | Gizmodo  10 Apocalypse Movies to Watch With Happy (or at Least Not Totally Depressing) Endings   | Jezebel  Who Should Take Care of Kids When Parents Are Too Sick With Coronavirus?   | Read more...
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Coronavirus: UK prime minister Boris Johnson taken into intensive care – live updates

UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive careUS coronavirus - latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.18pm BST Egypt has reported 149 new cases; its highest daily toll since confirming the first infection in February.The North African country, which also reported seven new fatalities on Monday, has recorded 1,322 cases including 85 deaths so far. A total of 259 people had recovered and been released from hospitals, the country’s health ministry adde...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Cardiff, Boris Johnson, University Hospital of Wales, Coronavirus outbreak


Rotten Masks, DIY Equipment, Exhausted Staff: Report Shows Coronavirus’ Impact on Hospitals

A grim look inside hospitals from confirms impressions gathered from medical professionals and state officials in recent weeks: Hospitals are in crisis. The Department of Health and Human Services’s inspector general’s office interviewed administrators from 323 hospitals in the United States, finding shortages across…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hospitals, United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Coronavirus


A Royal Reject Prepares for Revolution in This Excerpt From Fantasy Debut The Bone Shard Daughter

An exciting new fantasy author will be releasing her debut novel this fall, and we’ve got a first peek at it. Andrea Stewart’s The Bone Shard Daughter is a magical adventure about a young royal who feels called to lead as her elderly, disapproving father’s kingdom teeters on the brink of a rebellion.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Fantasy, Exclusive, Book Excerpt, Andrea Stewart, The Bone Shard Daughter


AI can’t predict a child’s future success, no matter how much data we give it

A trio of Princeton social scientists recently conducted a mass experiment with 160 research teams to see if any of them could predict how children’s lives would turn out. The participants were given fifteen years of data and were allowed to use any technique they wanted, from good old fashioned statistical analysis to modern-day artificial intelligence.  Nobody even came close. That’s because artificial intelligence – much like psychics and headless chickens – cannot predict the future. Sure, i...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Princeton, Neural


Latest Coronavirus Science: Heart and Brain Damage May Be More Common Than We Thought

New research and surprising developments are teaching us more about covid-19 and the coronavirus that causes it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Dr. Drew Sends the Copyright Cops to Cover Up His Dangerous Downplaying of Coronavirus Threat

Of all the dumb stuff some of us are guilty of indulging in during the current pandemic, downplaying its severity is certainly common. We’ve seen Sean Hannity do it. We’ve seen Elon Musk do it. And while a ton of us have probably seen Dr. Drew do it—thanks to a supercut of the media mogul that went viral over the…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Oops, Copyright, Sean Hannity, Covid 19


Great, Now All That Dumped Milk Could Kill Fish

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the U.S. food system. Shuttered restaurants are forcing farmers to leave produce rotting in fields and dumping out perfectly good milk. It’s a terrible waste in a time when millions of Americans are losing their jobs and resorting to food banks. But officials are also concerned…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hunger, Dairy, Milk, Agriculture, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Researchers create soft, free-wheeling hybrid robot

A team of Stanford researchers created a new type of soft robot that can morph into new shapes and freely move around like an octopus.They call it an "isoperimetric robot": a human-safe soft robot that can grasp and manipulate objects as well as roll around in controllable directions. It's possible that this kind of robot could be used in space travel in the future, because of its malleability and dynamic qualities. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a revolutionary type of r...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Stanford, Future, Robots, Innovation, Stanford University, University of California Santa Barbara, Sean Follmer, Zachary Hammond, Science Robotics, Allison Okamura, Elliot Hawkes, Nathan Usevitch


Coronavirus: Boris Johnson taken into intensive care – live updates

UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive careUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 8.19pm BST It is understood Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit just short of an hour and a half ago.The decision was made by his medical team after his condition worsened over the course of Monday. The prime minister is understood to be conscious and to have been moved as a precaution in case he needs ventilation. 8.16pm...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Johnson, St Thomas ' Hospital, Coronavirus outbreak


Final Fantasy VII Remake's Female Heroes Tell Us About Being Part of a Defining Piece of Pop Culture History

For many video game fans of a certain age, the world changed 23 years ago when Final Fantasy VII was released on the PlayStation. Its impact on games and the culture around them is burned into the hearts and minds of millions, and it’s about to explode this week with the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake. It’s an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Interview, Exclusive, Square Enix, Final Fantasy Vii, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Vii Remake, Cloud Strife, Britt Baron, Aerith Gainsborough, Briana White, Tifa Lockheart


Bose Lets Users Downgrade QC35 Firmware After Months of Complaints

After Bose released updated firmware for its QC35 II headphones last year, users complained on the company’s forums that the headphone’s active noise cancellation had gotten a worse. Now, the number of complaints has ballooned to fill more than 200 pages in the forum, and even though Bose says its software isn’t the…Read more...
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NYC Bans Zoom in Classrooms Following Porn 'Zoombombings' and Security Failures

As reports of security issues surrounding the video conferencing app Zoom continue to mount and accounts of video “bombing” grow increasingly disturbing, New York City has taken the extraordinary measure of banning the service from the city’s classrooms. New York City Mayor de Blasio said this week that the city was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, NYC, New York City, Cybersecurity, Zoom, New York City Mayor de Blasio


MIT researchers use AI to turn the coronavirus into a haunting melody

An AI system that turns the coronavirus‘ structure into music could help scientists spot details about COVID-19 that a microscope would miss. The AI-generated tune is an audible representation of the coronavirus’ “spike” proteins, which spread the infection by poking out of the virus and binding to human cells. These spikes make the surface of the virus look like a crown — or “corona” in Latin. The spikes are formed of protein building blocks called amino acids. Researchers from the Massachusett...
Tags: Startups, Science, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Neural, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest day-to-day rise in infections in a week

Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row; Germany sees further case drop; Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’Latest developments: at a glanceEurope’s numbers offer hope as US nears peak momentUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.20pm BST Two hospitals each with a capacity of up to 1,000 beds are to be build in Istanbul, Turkey, to treat coronavirus patients, the country’s president has said, according to AF...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Microbiology


Lockdown has cut Britain's vibrations, seismologists find

There’s a kind of hush all over the world as the reduction in human activity stops the Earth buzzing so muchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe dramatic quietening of towns and cities in lockdown Britain has changed the way the Earth moves beneath our feet, scientists say.Seismologists at the British Geological Survey have found that their sensors are twitching less now that human activity has been curtailed, leading to a drop in the anthropogenic din that vibrates th...
Tags: Science, World news, Earth, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Earthquakes, Microbiology, British Geological Survey, Coronavirus outbreak



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