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Sunday's Best Deals: Xena and Battlestar Galatica Comics, A Lot of Reese's, Fossil Smartwatches, and More

A huge bag of Reese’s, fourth generation Fossil watches, Devil May Cry 5, vape pens, and more headline Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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Here’s why your dreams are more vivid lately

Although science knows what dreams are, it is still not known exactly why we dream, although plenty of theories exist. Dreams are patterns of sensory information that occur when the brain is in a resting state – as in asleep. It is generally assumed that dreams only occur during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – this is when the brain appears to be in an active state but the individual is asleep and in a state of paralysis. But studies have shown that they can also happen outside of REM. Research...
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A Fantastic Westworld Brings Back Those Violent Delights

This is what we’ve been waiting for. Even more than last week’s excellent enigmatic episode, tonight’s Westworld felt more authentic to the first two seasons of the show in ways that were wonderful—and occasionally jaw-dropping—to behold. It was a violent delight from start to end.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Robots, Westworld, Tessa Thompson, TV Recap, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld Recap


Penis Plushies, Zoom’s Google Problem and Lessons From Apollo 13: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

To echo something I’ve been seeing on social media this week: Today is Sunday. Yes, I am very sure. Has anyone else found that their sense of time has been skewed by the lockdown or is it just me? I have been wrong about what the day it was at least twice this week. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Medicine, Intel, Fitbit, What We Do In The Shadows, Oneplus, Telemedicine, Ftc, Zoom, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: death rate slows in Spain and Netherlands as Europe fatalities approach 100,000

Saudia Arabia religious body urges all Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan; Spanish PM seeks lockdown extensionCoronavirus latest: at a glanceTrump warns China as Europe’s death toll approaches 100,000Anger in Sweden as elderly pay price for coronavirus strategyUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.09pm BST Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney were among the headline acts in a virtual concert celebrating frontline workers across the world. 1.59pm BS...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, China, Spain, World news, Turkey, US news, Taiwan, Medical Research, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Netherlands, Microbiology, Paul Mccartney


Say ‘I Do’ on Zoom: New York Governor Allows People to Obtain Marriage Licenses Remotely

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly upended our normal lives and wreaked tragedy across the U.S. However, this doesn’t mean we can’t still live and celebrate important moments. In New York, people staying at home can add one more thing to the list of things they can do during the pandemic: get married. Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Marriage, Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, Covid 19


To Celebrate Hubble's 30th Anniversary, NASA's Sharing What it Snapped on Your Birthday

Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch, and NASA’s celebrating its birthday with another launch: a new search feature to find out what out-of-this-world photo Hubble captured on your birthday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Hubble, Black Holes, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxy, Outerspace, You Know What They Say About Turning 30


Facebook Will Take on Twitch and YouTube With Its Own Gaming App

With so many people turning to video games to while away their newfound time stuck indoors, Facebook is releasing a dedicated mobile app for Facebook Gaming months ahead of schedule to try to capitalize on the recent surge of viewership seen on other livestreaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Youtube, Twitch, Live Streaming, Mixer, Facebook Gaming, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Europe fatalities pass 100,000, but death rate slows in Spain and Netherlands – as it happened

Saudia Arabia religious body urges all Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan; Spanish PM seeks lockdown extension. This blog is now closed. Follow our new blog belowCoronavirus global live updates 12.42am BST We are closing this live blog now. You can keep up to date on the new blog we have just launched here. 12.40am BST He’s just told the next reporter that she is “one of the most inaccurate reporters”. This anger at the press is sadly so common at these press conferences. Continue re...
Tags: Europe, Science, Spain, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Netherlands, Microbiology, Donald Trump, Saudia Arabia, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak


You've Never Seen Planets of the Apes Like This Before

We’ve see apes rise in the Muir Woods, reign supreme among the treetops, and even travel back in time to our reality. But we often forget that Planet of the Apes is based on a novel, and the Folio Society’s new edition of that novel is filled with beautiful illustrations, which portray the planet of the apes in a…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Planet Of The Apes, Muir Woods, Folio Society, Pierre Boulle, David De Las Heras


Florida: endangered sea turtles thriving thanks to Covid-19 restrictions

Researchers are seeing an increase in nests as restrictions keep humans and harmful waste off beachesMarine life researchers in Florida say that coronavirus restrictions keeping humans and harmful waste off beaches are having a beneficial effect on the numbers of endangered leatherback sea turtles in the state.With the summer nesting season barely two weeks old, staff from the Loggerhead MarineLife Center in Juno Beach have already found and marked 76 nests of the world’s largest species of sea ...
Tags: Florida, Science, Environment, US news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Juno Beach, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Coronavirus outbreak


Instagram Founders Launch a Covid-19 Tracker for States That Anyone Can Understand

Although Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left the photo sharing app they created in 2018, which is owned by Facebook, they apparently aren’t done working together. Their latest project is Rt.live, a state-by-state covid-19 infection tracker.Read more...
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Scientists use olive oil to discover new universal physics law

Physicists at the Dutch research institute AMOLF used olive oil in an experiment on light phase transitions.The scientists found that light would behave the same way in atoms, superconductors and high energy physics.The discovery can have applications in new computing and sensing systems. The dressing in your salad might redefine science if you look carefully enough. Researchers in the Netherlands used a drop of olive oil to discover a new universal law of phase transitions. The research was ca...
Tags: Science, Research, Computers, Physics, Netherlands, Innovation, Universe, Curiosity, Rodriguez, Kevin Peters, Said Rodriguez, Zou Geng


Please Do Not Eat the 25-Year-Old Can of Expired Spider-Man Pasta, It Will Not Give You Radioactive Powers

Spider-Can, Spider-Can, full of moldy pasta-shaped-man...Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Pasta, Holy Crap Wtf, Nostalgia, Spider Man, Oh No, Canned Goods


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson gives daily briefing as hospital death toll reaches 16,060

Death rate slows with daily rise of 596, as government hit by claims it missed chance to lessen impact during February and MarchMichael Gove confirms PM missed five coronavirus Cobra meetingsHow did Britain get its response to coronavirus so wrong?Coronavirus latest: at a glanceCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.25pm BST On reports today that Boris Johnson missed five Cobra meetings about Covid-19, Williamson said: “Many Cobra meetings take place where it i...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Britain, NHS, Boris Johnson, Williamson, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, MarchMichael Gove, Oak National Academy


Coronavirus live news: Europe fatalities pass 100,000, but death rate slows in Spain and Netherlands

Saudia Arabia religious body urges all Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan; Spanish PM seeks lockdown extensionCoronavirus latest: at a glanceIsrael and South Korea to ease coronavirus lockdownsUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.21pm BST The Portuguese government has attributed the country’s low coronavirus infection and death rates to a swift, flexible “worst-case scenario” response and to the early closure of schools and universi...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, New York, Science, New York City, Spain, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Netherlands, Microbiology, Portugal


Canadians reporting more wildlife sightings during COVID-19 isolation

MONTREAL — When Josianne Plante looked out her window on a recent morning, she was surprised to see a pair of large, bare-headed wild turkeys going for a stroll through her east-end Montreal neighbourhood."They were just walking down the street and sidewalk like nothing was happening," the Pointe-aux-Trembles resident said in a recent interview."I've never seen anything like that before here."With countries around the world on lockdown due to COVID-19, many people have been reporting seeing...
Tags: Science, News, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Page, The Canadian Press, St Lawrence River, Ecomuseum Zoo, Rodrigue, Josianne Plante, Pointe aux Trembles, David Rodrigue, Ste Anne de Bellevue Que, Marie Eve Muller, Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals


Climate change: 'Bath sponge' breakthrough could boost cleaner cars

A new aluminium-based material could make hydrogen-powered cars more practical and less expensive.
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'Major UK city should be used to trial mass coronavirus testing'

Experts say testing an entire urban population would suggest a way out of lockdown Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA major British city should be used to trial mass testing as a way out of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a group of leading epidemiologists and public health experts.They warn that simply using periods of mass lockdowns and relaxations to control the virus could lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people before a vaccine becomes availab...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Europe fatalities approach 100,000 as China reports no daily deaths

Trump warns of consequences if China was ‘knowingly responsible’ for virus; Spanish PM seeks lockdown extension. Follow the latest updatesTrump warns China as Europe’s death toll approaches 100,000Don’t bet on vaccine to protect us, says world health expertHow countries around the world are preparing for life after Covid-19Coronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.25am BST In the US, the coronavirus pandemic is leading to a spike in...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, US, Spain, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Latest findings from expanded research on Antarctic meteorology and climate

The new Special Issue of peer-reviewed journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences on 'Antarctic Meteorology and Climate: Past Present and Future' highlights recent advancements in Antarctic weather and climate research.
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Scientists discover new features of molecular elevator

Biophysicists have visualized a nearly complete transport cycle of the mammalian glutamate transporter homologue from archaea. They confirmed that the transport mechanism resembles that of an elevator: A 'door' opens, ions and substrate molecules come in, the door closes, and they travel through the membrane.
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Milky Way could be catapulting stars into its outer halo, UCI astronomers say

University of California, Irvine astronomers and others have shown that clusters of supernovas can cause the birth of scattered, eccentrically orbiting suns in outer stellar halos, upending commonly held notions of how star systems have formed and evolved over billions of years.
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Death rates from prostate cancer predicted to decline overall in EU but rise in Poland

Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. Death rates from lung and pancreatic cancers continue to rise in women. A total of 1.4 million people are predicted to die from all cancers by the end of 2020.
Tags: Science, Eu, Poland, Annals of Oncology Death


Study suggests pets are not a major source of transmission of drug-resistant microbes to their owners

New research due to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) has identified genetically identical multidrug-resistant bacteria in humans and their pets, suggesting human-animal transfer is possible in this context. However only a small number of cases were found, suggesting this is not a major source of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.
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Study identifies last-line antibiotic resistance in humans and pet dog

New research due to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) has identified the dangerous mcr-1 gene -which provides resistance to the last line antibiotic colistin -- - in two healthy humans and a pet dog.
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Study reveals raw-type dog foods as a major source of multidrug-resistant bacteria that could potentially colonize humans

New research due to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) reveals that raw-type dog foods contain high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including those resistant to last-line antibiotics. The potential transfer of such bacteria between dogs and humans is an international public health risk.
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CSIRO unlocks new way to understand evolving strains of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers from CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have unveiled a new approach to analysing the genetic codes -- or the blueprint -- of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The findings will help researchers better understand how strains of the virus evolve and help identify new clusters of the virus.
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