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South Korea's ruling party wins election landslide amid coronavirus outbreak

Voters reward Moon Jae-in for response to pandemic with biggest majority since transition to democracy in 1987Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Korea’s ruling party has won a landslide victory in national assembly elections, in what is being seen as an endorsement of President Moon Jae-in’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.Moon’s left-leaning Democratic party and its smaller affiliate won 180 seats in the 300-seat assembly – the biggest majority in the nationa...
Tags: South Korea, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Moon, Korea, Democratic Party, Yonhap, Moon Jae, Coronavirus outbreak, United Future party


Amazon to Shut Down for 5 Days in France After Court Finds Its Coronavirus Response Inadequate

Amazon will temporarily shut down in France after a court there ruled it had to stop delivering all products outside of food, medicine, and hygienic categories because of poor safety conditions at its warehouses during the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Technology, Unions, Labor, France, New York Times, E Commerce, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Melting Ice Exposes Mountain Pass Used by Vikings, Including Ancient Dog and Leash

Archaeologists in central Norway have uncovered evidence of a heavily traveled mountain passageway that was used during the Viking Age. Hundreds of beautifully preserved items were found atop a melting glacier, in a discovery that was, sadly, made possible by global warming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Anthropology, Norway, Vikings, Iron Age, Glacial Archaeology, Mountain Passages


Doctor Who's Newest Short Story Gives 13 a Lockdown of Her Own to Deal With

A small light in these peculiar times, for Doctor Who fans at least, has been the outpouring of fiction from writers from across the series’ recent history, detailing bite-sized adventures to distract us from the realities of our own wanderings in the fourth dimension. But this week’s story feels a little bit too real.Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Paul Cornell, Jodie Whittaker


Clean Energy Lost More Workers in March Than the Entire Coal Industry Employs

Since coronavirus began to creep across the U.S., 17 million people have filed for unemployment. And with no end to the pandemic in sight, that number is projected to go way up. Read more...
Tags: Science, Unemployment, Stimulus, Green New Deal, Coronavirus, Entire Coal Industry Employs


The U.S. Lost More Than 100,000 Clean Energy Jobs in March Alone

Since coronavirus began to creep across the U.S., 17 million people have filed for unemployment. And with no end to the pandemic in sight, that number is projected to go way up. Read more...
Tags: Science, Unemployment, Stimulus, Clean Energy Jobs, Green New Deal, Coronavirus


The US Lost More Than 100,000 Clean Energy Jobs in March Alone

Since coronavirus began to creep across the U.S., 17 million people have filed for unemployment. And with no end to the pandemic in sight, that number is projected to go way up. Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Unemployment, Stimulus, Clean Energy Jobs, Green New Deal, Coronavirus


Experian Is Tracking the People Most Likely to Get Screwed Over by Coronavirus

We don’t need to tell you that things are skewing shitty right now. Thanks to the current pandemic, Americans are losing long-loved relatives, losing their jobs, and losing the freedom to do most things outside their four walls. Understandably, plenty of folks are undeniably more bummed than they’ve been in recent…Read more...
Tags: Science, Experian, Disaster Capitalism, Covid 19


Senators Urge FTC to Punish Coronavirus Price-Gougers

Republicans and Democrats disagree on much when it comes to the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus, from how soon the country should “reopen” to how elections should be conducted amid the public health crisis. But on one topic at least they are perfectly in sync: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ftc, Price Gouging, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Sonos Is Granting Your Home Audio Dreams With These Big Bargains

The best Sonos deals for April 2020 are here.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Sonos Deals


White House Stockpiled 3,600 Surgical Masks as CDC Said General Public Didn't Need to Wear Them

White House officials rushed to secure for themselves 3,600 surgical masks from Taiwan even as the administration advised there was no reason for the general public to wear them during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Wednesday report in the Washington Post.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Washington Post, White House, Taiwan, Donald Trump, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, CDC Said General Public Didn


Google Does the Bare Minimum to Keep Industry It Destroyed on Life Support

Despite surging traffic and readership as coronavirus keeps people in their homes and on the internet, the media layoffs and pay cuts just keep coming. Now, here to save journalism in its hour of need, Google has launched the Journalism Emergency Relief Fund to “deliver urgent aid to thousands of small, medium and…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ok Google, Ad Tech, Coronavirus, Covid 19


5 Expert Tips to Build a Great Tabletop RPG Character

There’s a lot that goes into playing a tabletop roleplaying game. The rules, the improv, the drama—and it all starts with a Player Character (or PC). It can be scary trying to make a new character for an RPG game, especially for folks who’ve never done it before. Here are a few handy tips from a professional gamer to …Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Board Games, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Watch It Nerds


Coronavirus live news: Trump casts doubt on China death toll as cases worldwide top 2 million

US reports 25,000 new infections; WHO chief hopes US will remain a ‘friend’; almost 700 test positive on French aircraft carrier. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.31am BST Nearly 700 sailors assigned to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle’s naval group have tested positive for the coronavirus, the armed forces ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said 1...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who


The Best Star Wars Reads of the Disney Era

One of the biggest joys—well, beyond “More Star Wars than any reasonable person would know what to do with, for better or worse”—since Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars has been watching Lucasfilm’s publishing initiatives thrive in a rebooted world of interconnected stories. Some of the best Star Wars in years is…
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Clone Wars, Obi Wan Kenobi, Del Rey, Padmé Amidala, Thrawn, Count Dooku


Researchers Warn of 'Wave' of Neurological Illness Caused by the Coronavirus

The damaging effects of covid-19 will extend beyond the lungs to our brains and minds, scientists are warning. The viral disease may directly affect the nervous systems of some patients both during and post-infection, and the stress of the pandemic and its economic fallout is likely already leading to spikes in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Brains, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Cities Are Closing Streets to Cars During Coronavirus—They Should Make It Permanent

Oakland city officials kicked off a program Saturday to limit 74 miles of streets to only pedestrians and cyclists. That’s right: No cars, baby. Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Oakland, Ban Cars, Coronavirus, Covid 19


FDA authorizes production of a new ventilator that costs up to 25x less than existing devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the manufacture of the Coventor ventilator, a new hardware design first developed by the University of Minnesota. The project sought to create a ventilator that could provide the same level of life-saving care as existing ventilator models, but with a much lower cost to help ramp production quickly and make them affordable to the health institutions that need them. The Coventor becomes the first of these types of novel ventilator desi...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Minnesota, Medicine, Tech, Tesla, University, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Biotech, Medical Device, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA


Say High to the Stoner Buds in These 10 Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy Movies

The world may be in chaos, but since weed dispensaries have been deemed essential businesses in many states, your 4/20 celebration has a chance of not being totally ruined. In honor of that high holy day, we present this round-up of our favorite stoner characters from sci-fi, fantasy, and horror movies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Horror, Marijuana, Fantasy, Cannabis, Pot, Sci Fi, Seth Rogen, Lord Of The Rings, Jack Black, 420, Marlon Wayans, Jay Baruchel, Gandalf, Freddy Krueger


Macron urges on trials of controversial coronavirus drug

French president calls for ‘rigorous’ clinical testing as medical specialists remain sceptical over efficacyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEmmanuel Macron called for clinical trials of a controversial coronavirus “cure” as he hailed the French infection specialist who promoted it as a great scientist. The French president said on Wednesday that he would like the treatment, which was backed by Didier Raoult, tested rigorously as soon as possible. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Science and scepticism, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Didier Raoult, Coronavirus outbreak


Apple Could Be Doing So Much More With Its Budget iPhone

After months of rumors and leaks, the new iPhone SE has finally arrived with a starting price of $400. It’s a great deal. But deep down inside, I can’t help but feel like Apple could have done more with its affordable new iPhone.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, iPhone SE, iPhone SE 2, I Was Hoping For More


Send This Professor Pictures of Medical Trash on the Streets

I’d nearly missed it, as it lay half-swallowed by a storm drain, but the familiar shade of cornflower blue was enough to make me stop. I crouched down, snapped a photo of a single latex glove with my ancient iPhone, and moved down the block hunting for more. Forty-five minutes, 1.76 miles, and four city blocks later,…Read more...
Tags: Science, LSU, Studies, Ppe Waste, Mark Benfield


Where Did All the Antimatter Go? Scientists Are Closer to Finding Out

Particle physicists have released the results of a decade-long search, taking us a crucial step closer toward understanding where all of the universe’s antimatter has gone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Cosmology, Antimatter, Neutrinos


Frontier Files for Bankruptcy, Internet Speeds Still Suck

Yesterday evening, internet service provider Frontier Communications announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a move in which it said it expects to “reduce the Company’s debt by more than $10 billion and provide significant financial flexibility to support continued investment in its long-term growth.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Bankruptcy, Broadband, Frontier Communications


A New Dune Photo Shows Off Zendaya's Badass Fremen Costume

Dune’s not out until December—and hopefully, that’ll hold firm, despite all the turmoil in the entertainment industry and the rest of the world—but this week has brought several new glimpses at the highly anticipated film. Now, star Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home) shared a fresh look at herself in character.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Warner Bros, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, Denis Villeneuve


New Earth-sized planet found in habitable sweet-spot orbit around a distant star

Researchers have discovered a new Earth-sized planet orbiting a star outside our solar system. The planet, called Kepler-1649c, is only around 1.06 times larger than Earth, making it very similar to our own planet in terms of physical dimensions. It’s also quite close to its star, orbiting at a distance that means it gets around 75% of the light we do from the Sun. The planet’s star is a red dwarf, which is more prone to the kind of flares that might make it difficult for life to have evolved on...
Tags: TC, Astronomy, Space, Science, Tech, Earth, Exoplanets, Kepler


NBCUniversal Rolls Out a Free Sneak Peek of Its New Streaming Service Peacock to Comcast Users

Right on cue, Comcast’s are getting early access to the premium tier NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock roughly three months before it’s set to officially launch. While these customers won’t see much of the service’s originals right away, they will get access to thousands of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Streaming, Nbc Universal, Peacock, Streaming Wars


Traffic noise reduces bats' ability to feed

Experiment finds species try to avoid audible road sounds The thunder of road traffic is likely to drive away bats, according to a new scientific study, which found vehicle noise caused bat activity to decrease by two-thirds.While environmental assessments of new roads focus on the danger of habitat fragmentation, or bats colliding with traffic, the first ever controlled field experiment to investigate the impact of vehicle noise suggests noise pollution could be highly damaging. Continue readin...
Tags: Science, UK News, Pollution, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Road transport


NASA Funds Proposal to Build a Gigantic Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

It looks like the Death Star’s laser cannon, but this proposed lunar telescope—built inside a natural crater on the Moon’s far side—could be used to peer back into the earliest days of the cosmos. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, The moon, Telescopes, Space Telescopes, Moon Telescope


10 TV Shows That Are Not (Yet) Postponed or Canceled

Every movie you’ve been looking forward to has been postponed; (nearly) every convention you wanted to attend has been canceled. Even some of the you’ve already been watching have gotten the bump. But a blessed few series are still on their way! Here are 10 genre shows you can still watch as intended.Read more...
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