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Coronavirus live news: global deaths pass 95,000 as 1 in 10 Americans lose their jobs

16.8 million Americans out of work; French deaths pass 12,000; South Africa extends lockdown by a fortnight. Follow the latest updates. Full story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 3.34am BST The Japanese government is considering widening its state of emergency after two prefectures asked to be covered by the measures. 3.29am BST ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Johnson, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus outbreak


Way Too Many Americans Are Clueless About Local Stay-at-Home Orders, New Study Finds

With most of the U.S. population under statewide shelter-in-place mandates to help curb the spread of covid-19, you’d think everyone would have gotten the message to stay at home by now. And you’d be wrong.Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Elimination: what New Zealand's coronavirus response can teach the world | Michael Baker and Nick Wilson

New Zealand’s drive against Covid-19 is showing promise and it is not too late for other countries to followEpidemiologists love to evoke the memory of John Snow, who famously advocated removing the handle from the Broad Street pump in London, an action that helped to end a severe outbreak of cholera. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic we need to take the same kind of decisive action, yet western countries have appeared remarkably slow to do so, despite the advantages of immense scientific kno...
Tags: Science, London, Australia news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, John Snow, Broad Street, Michael Baker, Nick Wilson, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politics, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 95,000 as 1 in 10 Americans lose their jobs

16.8 million Americans out of work; French deaths pass 12,000; South Africa extends lockdown by a fortnight. Follow the latest updates. Full story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.36am BST The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their homes to avoid catchi...
Tags: Science, Biology, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Johnson, Ashley Bloomfield


Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 95,000 as Boris Johnson leaves intensive care

16.8 million Americans out of work; French deaths pass 12,000; South Africa extends lockdown by a fortnight. Follow the latest updates. Full story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.34am BST New York broke its record for the largest single-day coronavirus death toll for the third consecutive day, the governor announced on Thursday, a...
Tags: New York, Science, Biology, Russia, Africa, Opec, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Signal Threatens to Pull Out of the U.S. If Congress Passes Bullshit Anti-Encryption Bill

Signal, the popular and trusted encrypted messaging app, might not be available in the U.S. should a certain bill make it through Congress.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Encryption, Bill, Signal, Congress Read, Bullshit Bills, Signal Threatens, Congress Passes Bullshit Anti Encryption


Care homes across globe in spotlight over Covid-19 death rates

Residential homes have emerged as key breeding ground for infections from Madrid to New YorkCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCare homes for older people across much of Europe and North America are struggling to cope with the global coronavirus pandemic, prompting allegations of inhumane treatment and calls for high-level inquiries.Appalling stories have emerged from residential homes, which have emerged as a key location for infections. People aged 70 and older are at ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, North America, Madrid, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Amazon to let Twitch streamers hold "watch parties" of Prime content

Watching someone play a video game while they make inane/stupid/insightful comments has become a big industry, as has illegally streaming pirated content under the guise of playing a video game, so Amazon has decided to combine the two activities with a new program called “Watch Parties” where top-level streamers on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Science, Amazon Prime, Twitch, Monk


The Coolest Pop Culture Lego Sets to Build

Take any preconception that Lego is just for kids and toss that in the garbage. These days Lego is as much for adults as it is for kids, with an entire catalog of high-end pop culture licenses that are way more geared at you or your parents than your kids and their friends. We’re talking Star Wars, we’re talking Batman…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Lego, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Batman, Stranger Things, Lego Star Wars


Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Leading Women on Strong Friendships and the Aerith/Tifa Discourse

Coming into Final Fantasy VII Remake, voice actresses Britt Baron and Briana White—the women behind two of Final Fantasy’s most beloved female characters, Tifa and Aerith—knew they were grappling with a long, expectant legacy of fans. But one thing they didn’t quite expect? Those fans dividing themselves into devoted…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Exclusive, Square Enix, Final Fantasy Vii, Final Fantasy, Fandom, Final Fantasy Vii Remake, TIFA, Tifa Lockhart, Britt Baron, Aerith Gainsborough, Briana White


Consider the Curtsy

Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a guiding light in a chaotic time. As Americans look for leaders and find nearly all of them lacking, the calm director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has become a beacon. His words carry weight absent nearly all the politicization that has come to define…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthony Fauci, Handshakes, How To Greet Others After The Pandemic, Curtsy


Travelex Reportedly Paid Ransomware Hackers 285 Bitcoin Worth Over $2 Million

Following a ransomware attack against foreign exchange company Travelex earlier this year, the company reportedly paid a hefty, multimillion-dollar sum to hackers in the form of hundreds of bitcoin.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Data, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Travelex


New math theory suggests time travel is impossible

A physicist named Nicolas Gisin from the University of Geneva recently published a series of papers that could change our entire view on the concept of “time.” Gisin’s work attempts to reconcile modern-day quantum mechanics theory with an alternative math theory developed by Dutch mathematician Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer in the early 20th century called “intuitionistic mathematics.” That may sound like the math version of “holistic medicine” but Brouwer’s theory has persisted for more than a c...
Tags: Startups, Science, Insights, Brouwer, University of Geneva, Gisin, Nicolas Gisin, Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer


To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Leave Animals Alone

Over the weekend, four tigers at the Bronx zoo tested positive for covid-19. The weird occurrence raised questions about the zoonotic transmission of covid-19. Did Joe Exotic have anything to do with this? (Probably not). Did the tigers contract the virus from human contact? Can the tigers infect humans? How can we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wildlife, Tigers, Bronx, Zoonotic Diseases, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Delve Into This Deluge of Dell (and Alienware) Deals

The best Dell and Alienware deals for April 2020 are here.Read more...
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Now Even Emoji Are Getting Delayed Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has already been wrecking release schedules for everything from blockbuster movies to new operating systems. But now, even something that’s been helping people stay connected in this time of social distancing is running into issues: emoji.Read more...
Tags: Science, Texting, Emoji, Unicode, Consumer Tech, Unicode Consortium, Unicode Standard, Someone Please Save The Emoji


Coronavirus live news: confirmed global cases pass 1.5m as Boris Johnson leaves intensive care

Italy’s curve flattening but deaths rise by 610; UK’s PM improves in hospital; virus could push 500m people into povertyFull story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.03pm BST Reacting to the news that Boris Johnson has left intensive care and returned to a ward, Dr Tom Wingfield, senior clinical lecturer and honorary consultant physi...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, China, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Good Luck Trying to Take Advantage of Spectrum's Free Internet Deal for Students

Internet service providers have waived late fees and overage charges for customers to help ease the economical impact of covid-19, and some have even gone so far as to offer free internet for homes with students. But Charter, parent company of Spectrum, has loaded its free internet offer for K-12 and college students…Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Spectrum, Charter Communications, Covid 19


Amazon Employees Were Told Not to Touch Boxes for 24 Hours to Avoid Potential Contamination: Report

As Amazon struggles to meet the extraordinary demand for deliveries amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the company has instituted several policies intended to curb the spread of covid-19 among its warehouse workers. But positive cases continue to crop up in warehouses full of employees risking their health to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


LG's Dual Screen V60 Is So Charming, I Don't Mind Its Flaws

Life is getting weirder and scarier, and we’re clinging to what we can for happiness. In some of us, that comfort is found in gadgets, and my current comfort gadget is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. It is so damn cool it makes me forget what’s going on outside, just for a few seconds. Yet as hard as it was to leave this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Phones, Lg, Samsung Galaxy, Dual Screen, Lg V60, Lg V60 Review, Dual Screen Phones


Hong Kong Court Upholds Part of Mask Ban Intended to Suppress Protests Despite Coronavirus

A court in Hong Kong largely upheld a ban on face masks at illegal assemblies on Thursday, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—though it also found that bans at legal assemblies or allowing police to demand that people remove their masks violates the special administrative region’s constitution, per the Guardian.Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Protest, Protests, Carrie Lam, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Hong Kong Court Upholds Part of Mask Ban Intended


NASA seeks miniature scientific payload concepts for robotic Moon rover scouts

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is seeking ideas from the public around what kind of scientific equipment they could use to outfit tiny lunar rovers to help with Artemis and other Moon missions. The call, issued via crowdsourcing platform HeroX and called ‘Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload’ in a very contemporary nod to a movie that came out 31 years ago, seeks payloads with maximum dimensions of no more than 4″ x 2″, or “similar in size to a new bar of soap.” Why the need for instruments so ...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Moon, Space Exploration, Robotics, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, U.s. Government, Jpl


A Chaotic Ranking of the Scarlet Witch's Comics Costumes

WandaVision’s first trailer made it obvious that Elizabeth Olsen was finally going to get her wish of being able to play the Scarlet Witch in not just one new costume, but rather an entire variety show’s-worth of them. As luck would have it, that’s very much in line with the character’s history of costume changes in…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Fashion, Science, Marvel, Streaming, Young Avengers, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Olsen, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Magneto, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, West Coast Avengers, X Men, House Of M


The Trump Administration's Proposed Mercury Rollback Is Based on Flawed Analysis

The Trump administration has been trying to dismantle Obama-era mercury regulations since October 2018. It based a decision to rollback the rule based on an analysis the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that found its decision “appropriate and necessary.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Coal, Mercury, Trump, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Trump Administration, Rollbacks


In The Age Of Pandemic, Church Is Online

A few Sundays ago, as the coronavirus pandemic swelled in my town of New York City and I remained stuck home alone, I let an overnight focaccia do its second rise while I went, virtually, to church.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Church, Religion, Livestreams


The Universe Might Be Expanding Like a Lumpy Balloon

Is the universe’s expansion the same everywhere? New research suggests it’s not—which could have huge implications for our understanding of the cosmos.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Chandra X Ray Observatory, The Universe


WHO cited human transmission risk in January, despite Trump claims

Notes to global health leaders on 10 and 11 January highlighted possible infection routesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization warned the US and other countries about the risk of human-to-human transmission of Covid-19 as early as 10 January, and urged precautions even though initial Chinese studies at that point had found no clear evidence of that route of infection.Technical guidance notes seen by the Guardian and briefings by top WHO officia...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


The World Is on Track to See Its Biggest Yearly Drop in Carbon Pollution Ever

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the world is in sleep mode. We already knew that this has resulted in air pollution dropping dramatically, but several analyses are now showing that our greenhouse gas emissions are dropping, too. In fact, the pandemic may lead to the largest annual fall in emissions ever…Read more...
Tags: Science, Carbon Emissions, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Jerks Use Coronavirus To Break Illegal Cross-Country Cannonball Record

It was just November the last time the cross-country Cannonball run record was broken by three guys in a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. Considering nobody is traveling at the moment, it presented an opportunity for the record to allegedly be broken again, this time in an Audi A8.Read more...
Tags: Science, Records, Mercedes Benz, Cannonball Run, Cannonball, Coronavirus


When It Feels Like Your Boss Values Your Health Less Than the Cost of a Laptop

This is Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from some entertainment professionals, a credit union worker, a nanny and part-time baker, and more. If you’d like to submit a story, use this Google form and provide as much…Read more...
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