Westworld Is Confusing Again, But in the Good Way

If you’ve been waiting patiently for Westworld to start messing with your mind again, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is there are some deeply mysterious, confusing questions raised in tonight’s episode. The bad news is that I don’t think all of them have answers.Read more...
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And now we wait...

Bobbi has a writeup of her adventures yesterday noonish..."I’ve got a day or three to wait before I know if this is just a dire pollen season or my own Encounter With The Virus, but it’s easier to face after what I saw on the drive-through testing line." [Author: Tam]
Tags: Science, Guns, Worry, Blog Stuff, Tam, Bobbi, Teh Intarw3bz

Location Tracking, DIY Face Masks, and the Stalk Market: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Happy Easter, everyone! Or, as I like to call it, “The Day Before I Regret Eating All Those Chocolate Bunnies.” Here’s a question for you, dear reader: Do you start with the ears or the tail first? Or, if you failed decision-making 101 in adulting school and now break out in a nervous sweat at the very idea of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Star Trek, Algorithms, Gizmodo, Rhino, Final Fantasy Vii, X Files, Best of the week, Animal Crossing, Io9, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Virginia Passes Landmark Clean Energy Legislation

On Sunday, Virginia became the first southern state to commit to transition to clean energy by 2050 when Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act into law.Read more...
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Iran: Covid-19 outbreak delays investigation into downed Ukrainian flight

Canada asks Tehran to delay black box data download until travel restrictions for their experts to take part are liftedThe Covid-19 pandemic will delay the investigation into the downing of a Ukrainian international flight over Iran, after Canada asked Tehran to delay downloading data on the black boxes due to coronavirus travel restrictions.Iran agreed in March to hand over the black boxes from Flight 752 to Ukraine or France for analysis – a move welcomed by Canada and Ukraine. Continue readin...
Tags: Science, France, Americas, World news, Iran, Ukraine, Canada, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Tehran, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 1.8m as Italy and New York death tolls slow

WHO official warns Covid-19 will ‘stalk’ human race; global deaths pass 110,000; Boris Johnson discharged from hospital. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceFauci confirms report Trump rebuffed social distancing adviceSpain eases lockdown as rate of coronavirus infections hits new lowUS coronavirus updates – live Australia coronavirus updates – live 1.26am BST France on Sunday began an unprecedented operation to isolate 1,900 sailors after 50 naval personnel tested positi...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Australia, France, Africa, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Trump

Samsung Finally Says Bye to Its S Voice Assistant

Samsung is pulling the plug on its S Voice assistant, the company’s first attempt to compete with Apple’s Siri, on June 1 of this year. In reality, Samsung itself pushed S Voice aside with the launch of its new assistant, Bixby, a few years ago. But now the company is making it official. Bye-bye S Voice. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Samsung, Siri, Voice, Voice Assistants, Bixby, S Voice

So, Why Was a Tiger Able to Get a Coronavirus Test?

Nationwide shortages of coronavirus tests and related supplies have left some of America’s most vulnerable populations at risk and flying blind in the face of this pandemic, and it’s led to some serious side-eye whenever reports come in that yet another rich and/or powerful so-and-so was able to secure a test. So when…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, America, Zoology, Tiger, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

This Fan Film Features a Martial Arts Showdown Between Batgirl and Lady Shiva

Lady Shiva, despite being incredibly cool, hasn’t gotten a lot of play in adaptations of the DC Universe. But she should: she’s a brilliant martial artist and the mother of Cassandra Cain, one of the Bat family’s most interesting characters. So a chance to see her square off in live action, even if it’s not official,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Batgirl, DC Entertainment, Shiva, DC Universe, Fan Films, Lady Shiva, Cassandra Cain

Daisy Ridley Has Some Diplomatic Thoughts About the Backlash to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Comments about quality aside (those are for a different type of post entirely), it can be readily agreed that a lot of people really did not like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and it is also clear that those people were very vocal about their opinions. As an actor working on a film with such a harsh reception,…Read more...
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital After Coronavirus Treatment

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from the hospital on Sunday after receiving treatment for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. According to the New York Times, Johnson will not immediately resume his duties as prime minister and will be taking some time to recover. Nonetheless, he…Read more...
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In the Newest Doctor Who Short, Rory Dictates His Biography

Doctor Who has adapted well to quarantine times. A litany of the show’s most prominent writers and actors have stepped up to create and sometimes film short stories about the world of the Doctor, paying homage to the show’s long history and giving fans something fun to think about during the stressful lockdowns…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman, Bbc, Rory, Karen Gillan, Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill

EPA extends comment period on supplement to Science Transparency Proposed Rule

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended the comment period on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for the proposed rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said they wanted to give the public ample time to participate in the rulemaking process. On March 18, 2020, EPA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to the proposed rule with a 30-day comment period that was scheduled to close on April 1...
Tags: Science, Washington, Epa, Producer News, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler

ACLU Sues Baltimore Police Department Over Aerial Surveillance Program

On the first day of April, Baltimore officials approved a deal between the Baltimore Police Department and Ohio-based company Persistent Surveillance Systems to use drones equipped with high-resolution cameras in order to spy on the city’s residents through around-the-clock surveillance despite formal objections filed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Surveillance, Ohio, Baltimore, American Civil Liberties Union, Baltimore Police Department, Persistent Surveillance Systems, Police Surveillance, ACLU Sues Baltimore Police Department

Sunday's Best Deals: Garmin Vivoactive 4S, Crocs Sandals, The Last Jedi Steelbook, and More

A sale on the Garmin Vivoactive 4S, spend $100 to get $50 at Western Rise, The Last Jedi Steelbook, $18 Crocs sandals, and more top Easter Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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We might’ve finally found dinosaur DNA, but some scientists don’t think it’s the real deal

Researchers in China and the US have found material in a dinosaur fossil that they claim looks like DNA. In a new paper in National Science Review, Alida Bailleul and colleagues report on their discovery of remarkably well-preserved cartilage from a Late Cretaceous dinosaur, Hypacrosaurus, from North America, dated at between 74 million and 80 million years old. They highlight microstructures within the cartilage that they identify as nuclei and chromosomes from within its cells and also DNA. If...
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Last Night's Saturday Night Live Featured a Weird, Dark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Parody

Last night, NBC  aired a historic, all-remote episode of Saturday Night Live, with a full run of sketches from performers who, due to the novel coronavirus, couldn’t actually be in the same place. And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles played a significant role, for some reason. Read more...
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is Out of the Hospital

UK Prime Minister is out of the hospital and will recover at his country residence, Chequers. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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US's global reputation hits rock-bottom over Trump's coronavirus response

International relations expert warns policy failure could do lasting damage as president insults allies and undermines alliancesCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus – latest UK updatesDonald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, which he once dismissed as a hoax, has been fiercely criticised at home as woefully inadequate, to the point of irresponsibility.Yet also thanks largely to Trump, a parallel disaster is unfolding across the world: the ruination of America’s reputation a...
Tags: UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Americas, US, America, World news, US news, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak

Boris Johnson leaves hospital as he continues recovery from coronavirus

PM had spent time in intensive care at St Thomas’ and will continue recovery at ChequersCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has left hospital after a week of treatment for Covid-19 and will go to Chequers to continue his recovery.The prime minister was being treated at St Thomas’ hospital in south London, where he spent three nights in the intensive care unit after his situation had deteriorated. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Thomas, Chequers, Coronavirus outbreak

UK could have Europe's worst coronavirus death rate, says adviser

Daily death toll shows situation is comparable to other badly hit countries, says Jeremy FarrarCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK could end up with the worst coronavirus death rate in Europe, one of the government’s leading scientific advisers has said.Prof Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust and a pandemics expert on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said the figures of almost 1,000 daily dea...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust, Coronavirus outbreak, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE, Jeremy FarrarCoronavirus

Anti-Coronavirus Needs to Be Compatible With Economic Activity

Admiral Brett Giroir, lead White House team COVID-19 testing efforts, said he is “very optimistic” that tens of millions of the tests will be available by May. This could enable the US... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Coronavirus statistics: what can we trust and what should we ignore?

The flurry of figures, graphs and projections surrounding the pandemic is confusing. Two experts guide us through the mazeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe past few weeks has seen an unstoppable epidemic … of statistics. The flood threatens to overwhelm us all, but what do all these numbers mean? Here are eight statistics you may see, with some warnings about how much we might trust them.1 The number of new cases each day This can be a very poor reflection of the nu...
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