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GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: Many Businesses Can Reopen Soon, Whether Local Officials Like It or Not

The state of Georgia is moving ahead with a plan to re-open businesses shut down during the coronavirus pandemic as soon as this Friday, April 24, Republican Governor Brian Kemp announced on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Georgia, Brian Kemp, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Social Distancing


Coronavirus live news: Trump says he will suspend all immigration to US amid pandemic

President to sign temporary executive order ‘in light of attack from Invisible Enemy’; US oil market collapses into negative prices; global cases near 2.5 million. Follow the latest updatesUS oil prices dip below zero for first time on recordUS scuppers G20 coronavirus statement on strengthening WHOAustralia coronavirus liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.57am BST In non-coronavirus news:Kim Jong-un underwent heart surgery earlier this month and is recoverin...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Trump, Kim Jong, Carrie Lam


Apple May Release a Whole Bunch of New (and Some Unusual) Products This Year

I fondly remember the days when Apple events were packed with surprises (and “one more thing”), but those are long, long gone. The leaks are now rolling out earlier—and with more detail—then ever before, with a slate of new products reportedly on deck for this fall.Read more...
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Supergirl's Nicole Maines Finds Out L.A. Is Full of Snarky Vampires in Bit

High school grad Laurel (Supergirl’s Nicole Maines) packs up her car, reassures her parents, and heads to Los Angeles—where she soon encounters a big-city phenomenon far from her wildest dreams: a bubblegum-chewing, all-girl gang of sarcastic vampires! Horror comedy Bit gives us a taste in its new trailer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Vampires, Los Angeles, Bit, Supergirl, Nicole Maines, Laurel Supergirl


US Supports Commercial Space Mining and Will Negotiate Deals to Enable It

On April 6, the US White House released an executive order that Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space, consistent with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Space, Science, Technology, White House, US, World, Innovation


Coronavirus live news: Trump downplays oil crash as 'short term'

US oil market collapses into negative prices; global cases near 2.5 million; Tokyo Olympics might not happen in 2021. Follow the latest updatesUS oil prices dip below zero for first time on recordUS scuppers G20 coronavirus statement on strengthening WHOAustralia coronavirus liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.05am BST Residents of a suburban New York City county that was one of the earliest US hot spots for the coronavirus sued the World Health Organization...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, New York City, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, House, Microbiology, World Health Organization


Stunning Lightning Flashes Break Through Clouds Over Queensland Sky

Lightning streaks flashed through the sky in Mackay, Queensland, on April 19.Eliana Fernandez filmed this video, which shows the lightning illuminating the clouds in the evening.The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the surrounding region on April 19.Earlier on the Sunday, the storm brought tennis ball-sized hail to Rockhampton, reportedly causing widespread damage in the town. Wind gusts of more than 100 km/h were also reported in the region. Credit: Eliana Fernande...
Tags: Science, News, Queensland, Bureau of Meteorology, Rockhampton, Mackay Queensland, Eliana Fernandez


Let's Chat About How Weird This Research Boat Is

I don’t spend much time thinking about boats or marine research these days, as I gave up on the marine biologist dream when I was 9 years old and found out the plesiosaur was extinct. But when I run across a boat as weird as the RP FLIP, as happened to me today, my brain goes into overdrive and it’s all I can think…Read more...
Tags: Science, Boats, Boatlopnik, Rp Flip, Research Vehicle


WHO warns that few have developed antibodies to Covid-19

Herd immunity hopes dealt blow by report suggesting only 2%-3% of people have been infectedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly a tiny proportion of the global population – maybe as few as 2% or 3% – appear to have antibodies in the blood showing they have been infected with Covid-19, according to the World Health Organization, a finding that bodes ill for hopes that herd immunity will ease the exit from lockdown.“Easing restrictions is not the end of the epidemic in ...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


New AI algorithm brings us closer than ever to controlling machines with our minds

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh today published research showing how they’d solved a frustrating problem for people who use a brain-computer interface (BCI) to control prosthetic devices with their thoughts. While the research itself is interesting – they created an algorithm that keeps the devices from constantly needing to be re-calibrated to handle the human brain’s fluctuating neuronal activity – the real takeaway here is how close we are to a universal BCI....
Tags: Startups, Science, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, Neural


This Robovac Helpfully Shreds Hair It Finds on the Floor

Now that they can reliably navigate your home, avoid trouble, and run for hours, we’re starting to see other innovations introduced for robot vacuums. The HaierTab Tabot not only includes a built-in mop and a removable hand vac, it’s also the first robovac that can cut hair so it’s easier to vacuum up.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Science, Crowdfunding, Tech, Indiegogo, Gadget, Vacuums, Haier, Consumer Tech, Robovac, Haiertab Tabot


Guy Uses Physics and Computer Simulations to Design a Never-Miss Basketball Hoop

Does it really take years of practice and dedication on the basketball court to compete with the talents of NBA players? Apparently not. All you need is some basic knowledge of physics, access to computer simulation software, and enough tools to build a curved backboard that directs every shot through the hoop.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Physics, Hacks, Basketball, Nba, Simulations, Computer Simulations, Shane Wighton


DC's Latest Effort to Keep Comics Interest Alive Is Upcycled Digital Titles

Last week, DC Comics made waves when it announced its plans to begin shipping a limited number of new titles to select brick-and-mortar comic book shops across the country. This was meant to be independent and ahead of Diamond Comics Distributors, which stopped distributing comics earlier this year due to the ongoing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Diamond, DC Entertainment, Jim Lee, Digital Comics, Diamond Comics Distributors, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


What the Actual Fuck Is Happening With Oil Prices Right Now?

Oil companies will now pay you to take their damn oil. No, you are not that high. Well, maybe you are because it’s 4/20, but you’re still reading that correctly.Read more...
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Uber Decides to Pick Up Amazon's Slack with New Delivery Services

Uber recently expanded its services to include grocery deliveries as a direct result of the covid-19 pandemic. Now the company is adding two more delivery services, Uber Direct and Uber Connect, according to an announcement it released yesterday. Both are only available in select cities in specific countries to start…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Uber Connect


From the io9 Archives, 10 Pieces of Dystopian Fiction You Can Read Right Now

Given the current state of the world, certain sci-fi stories have begun to feel like they contain eerie predictions rather than speculation. Over the years, io9 has shared a diverse variety of book excerpts and short stories exploring dystopian futures and altered realities. Here are 10 worth revisiting now.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Sci Fi, Short Stories, Dystopia, Short Fiction, Book Excerpt, Laurie Penny, Terry Brooks, Warren Ellis, Chuck Wendig, Blake Crouch, Io9


Pro-Gun Activists Are Behind Some of Facebook's Biggest Anti-Quarantine Groups

Reddit, your suspicions are verified: the anti-quarantine movement is largely being spearheaded by a squadron of pro-gun organizers, the Washington Post first reported. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Guns, Washington Post, Protests, Reddit, Quarantine, Coronavirus, Social Distancing, Today In Anti Social Distancing Pro Gun Activism


LA COVID-19 antibody study adds further support for a higher-than-suspected infection rate

A new study conducted by the University of Southern California along with the LA County Department of Public Health indicates that the presence of antibodies for COVID-19 in between 2.5 and 5.6% of the population of LA County, suggesting that between 221,000 and 442,000 individuals had the infection – up to 55 times more people than have been confirmed via testing. This is the second antibody study in a short span of time in California that suspects infections are far more widespread than previo...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, California, La, Stanford, Tech, Infection, Usc, University Of Southern California, Official, Santa Clara County, LA County, LA County Department of Public Health, Coronavirus


Got the Munchies? Here's Some Garbage to Eat

It’s my birthday, I’ll shitpost if I want to. That’s right, I’m the MFing 4/20 baby and we’ve managed to survive an hour past the most epic 4:20 on 4/20/2020 of our lives. In the event that for some reason makes us hungry for savory junk food and/or sweets, somebody needs to make a snack run, and I’m the trash grub…Read more...
Tags: Science, Snacks, 420


Areas With More Air Pollution Have Had More Covid-19 Fatalities

New research shows that exposure to air pollution may be “one of the most important contributors to fatality” caused by covid-19.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Covid-19 Test Makers 'Falsely Claimed' Antibody Tests Can Detect the Virus, FDA Warns

Tests designed to identify people with covid-19 antibodies, but which sometimes yield negative results even in infected patients, have been falsely advertised by some test makers as effective in the screening of potential covid-19 patients.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fda, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Coronavirus Testing


The Real Story Behind That Viral Photo of President Johnson During the Vietnam War

There’s a photo of President Lyndon B. Johnson currently circulating on Twitter that purports to show LBJ overcome with emotion at the thought of so many deaths during the Vietnam War. It’s an iconic image, but the photo is being taken out of context. In reality, Johnson probably isn’t mourning the deaths of 40,000…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Presidents, Johnson, Vietnam War, Donald Trump, Lyndon B Johnson, LBJ, President Trump


Carnegie Mellon and Facebook Have Turned Covid-19 Data Into an Interactive Map

A few weeks ago, Facebook began rolling out an opt-in survey for people in the U.S. to self-report their covid-19 symptoms to help Carnegie Mellon researchers identify infection hotspots. Today, the researchers have launched a website for their findings, while Facebook has turned the aggregated data into an …Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Lol At NYC


What the 'Humans Are the Virus' Meme Gets So Wrong

There’s been a line of thinking burbling around certain corners of the internet that the coronavirus is good, actually. That it’s nature’s way of healing itself or alternately punishing us, Old Testament-style. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nature, Pollution, Wildlife, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Thanks to Horror Video Games, Horror Movies Aren't Scary to Me Anymore

I don’t react to horror movies the same way I used to. Once, I could feel the hair stand up on my arms, my pulse accelerating as someone walked down a dark hallway backed by a score of screeching string instruments, when the camera would pan over and reveal the reflection of a demon in the mirror or Pennywise in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Horror, Boo, Friday The 13th, Alien Isolation, Slasher Movies


Earth Day inspiration: Words on nature from our greatest thinkers

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, here are some of our favorite quotes about the distinctly profound nature of Mother Nature herself.
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Covid-19 Test Makers 'Falsely Claimed' Antibody Tests Can Detect the Virus, FDA Says

Tests designed to identify people with covid-19 antibodies, but which sometimes yield negative results even in infected patients, have been falsely advertised by some test makers as effective in the screening of potential covid-19 patients.Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Coronavirus Testing


Instacart Shoppers Say They Are Struggling to Get Promised Protective Equipment

Weeks after announcing that it would provide necessary personal protective equipment to its workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, Instacart has evidently failed to effectively get these vital resources into the hands of its hundreds of thousands of shoppers even as they continue risking their health…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Instacart, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


A Woman's Breast Implants Saved Her Life From a Gunshot, Doctors Say

Doctors say a woman’s silicone breast implants deflected what could have been a fatal bullet, stopping it from reaching her heart. Amazingly, this is not the first time such a thing has been reported in the medical literature.Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, Breasts, Cosmetic Surgery, Weird Medicine


Spiro Wave emergency ventilator gains FDA authorization to address COVID-19 demand

A new project designed to help address the growing need for ventilator hardware in order to treat the most serious cases of COVID-19 achieved an important milestone today, getting FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its units to be used and scaled for production. The hardware, dubbed ‘Spiro Wave,’ is an emergency automated resuscitator that can be produced for under $5,000, and that a team of engineers, doctors and researchers has already begun producing and delivering to care facilities. ...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Hardware, Medicine, NYC, Tech, Mit, Queens, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Medical Device, Boyce, EUA, Long Island City, Coronavirus



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