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Coursera Makes Online Catalog Free for Unemployed Workers

On Friday the online education company Coursera announced it’s pulling down the paywall on its 3,800-course catalog for workers who now find themselves unemployed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Coursera, Online Learning, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Are Prisons Stockpiling Death Chambers With Drugs Sorely Needed by Hospitals?

Are states withholding life-saving drugs from covid-19 patients because they’re stockpiling them for executions instead? It’s quite the question—and one that seems to have gotten buried this week in the deluge of horrors now visited upon the American public daily.Read more...
Tags: Science, Death Penalty, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Report: Over 100 Militant Groups Have Been Promoting Second Civil War on Facebook

God help us if Mark Zuckerberg’s next congressional hearing is on the subject of the Bloody Insurrection of 2020. As HuffPost first reported, a scourge of far-right extremist accounts on Facebook appear to be gearing up for a meme-inspired civil war amid the covid-19 outbreak.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Boogaloo, Bloody Insurrection


Man peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week

Not sure when and where I lost my capacity to be shocked at our impeached and manifestly deranged President Donald Trump, but it is long gone. The Guardian reports today that the kooky leader of a group that was pushing bleach as a coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week, right before Trump's wacky presser in which he suggested that Americans might consider injecting themselves with disinfectant. Oh yes, it can and will get worse. There is no bottom. From the Guardian: In his letter, Mark...
Tags: Health, Post, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Medicine, White House, US, US news, Public Health, Mms, Donald Trump, Trump, Grenon, Snake Oil


For the Love of God, Don’t Use Facebook’s Video Chat Rooms

Facebook is now rolling out a Messenger Rooms platform that will allow video calls to simultaneously host up to 50 people, up from eight in existing Messenger video conferences. According to CNBC, the initial launch will feature a lower capacity than that, but the company is working to hit the target of 50 in the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Science, Technology, Privacy, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Video Chat, Cnbc, Zoom, Teleconferencing, Houseparty, Messenger Rooms


Look at All This Oil

Some truly bananas footage from the U.S. Coast Guard shows dozens of oil tankers anchored off of the coast of California, from Long Beach to the San Francisco Bay, stuck without anywhere to unload.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Oil, Long Beach, San Francisco Bay, Oil Glut, U S Coast Guard, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Animal Crossing’s Nature Day Exposes How Worthless Earth Day Is

In the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there’s no such thing as Earth Day. This video game full of cute anthropomorphic villagers celebrates Nature Day instead. Like everything else in the game, Animal Crossing has managed to turn a pretty awful real-world situation (i.e. ecological collapse) into a playful…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth Day, Animal Crossing, Greenwashing, Fuck Earth Day


Coronavirus Death Toll Has Now Surpassed 50,000 in the U.S.

The number of deaths being attributed to the novel coronavirus has now exceeded 50,000, according to data maintained by Johns Hopkins University. Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Johns Hopkins University Read


There Probably Won’t Be a Miracle Cure for Covid-19

A string of recent developments in covid-19 research is providing an important, if deeply depressing, lesson about the disease and the coronavirus that causes it. Despite the continued optimism of President Trump, there’s no miracle treatment for covid-19 coming down the pipeline.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Trump, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Remdesivir


NASA released this astonishing image in celebration of Hubble's 30th anniversary

Thirty year ago today, the space shuttle Discovery carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit, opening up a new vista on our place in the universe. In celebration of the anniversary, NASA released this astounding Hubble image of a region where stars are born in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to our own at 163,000 light-years away. The image depicts a giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and a smaller blue nebula (NGC 2020). According to NASA, "the image is nicknamed the...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Hubble, Telescopes, NGC, Thomas Zurbuchen


Bye, Witch

Kelly Bourdet is either a ghost, a witch, or a sorceress, depending on who you ask. Perhaps she’s all three. She is also, without fail, a genius editor, a fierce advocate for great journalism, and a Very Good Boss.Read more...
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Facebook's FTC Settlement Is Officially a Train Wreck

Well, it’s finally over. According to a post penned late Thursday by Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer on the company’s official blog, the social media giant got a federal court’s sign-off on its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, marking the end of a historic case that involved roughly a full year of back…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Facebookends


Your Nintendo Account May Have Been Exposed, So Here's How to Enable 2FA

Following a growing number of reports of Nintendo users claiming their accounts had been hacked, Nintendo has confirmed that roughly 160,000 may have been accessed and exposed personally identifiable information about those users.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Data Breach, Nintendo, Switch, Nintendo Switch


Brazilian chloroquine study halted after high dose proved lethal for some patients

Termination comes as the journal Nature raises alarm on serious heart risks associated with Covid-19 patients taking the drugsCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Brazilian study investigating whether the anti-malaria drug chloroquine was effective in treating patients with Covid-19 has been halted on safety concerns, after a high dose of the drug proved lethal for some patients.Chloroquine, and a related drug, ydroxychloroquine, in combination with t...
Tags: Science, Americas, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Donald Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


Get a Glimpse at Star Wars Rebels' Ships, Tech, and Shiny Lightsabers in This Gorgeous Artbook

Star Wars Rebels was a stepping stone between the work done (and still being done) by Clone Wars and the end of the prequels, and bridging the gap to the aesthetic made iconic by the original Star Wars. Rebels had to walk a line between two tonally very different worlds while bringing its own flair to the table—and…Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Gallery, Animation, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Preview, Star Wars Rebels, Dark Horse, The Art Of Star Wars Rebels


NASA Rocket Scientists Designed a Rapid-Production Ventilator in Just 37 Days

Introducing VITAL, a prototype ventilator designed expressly for quick and easy mass production. Developed by NASA engineers, the device could alleviate ongoing supply shortages in the U.S. and around the world as the covid-19 pandemic rages on.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Pandemics, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Ventilators


Nomad's Super Long Kevlar Charging Cable Makes Quarantine a Little Bit Easier

10ft Kevlar USB-C-to-Lightning Cable | $41 | Promo code theinventory10
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Trump Corrects Conservatives: I Did Suggest Injecting Disinfectant But Only as a Hilarious Joke

Conservatives would have you believe that the president didn’t suggest injecting disinfectant as a potential coronavirus cure on Thursday. But Trump himself now says he did—apparently “sarcastically” as part of a private, convoluted prank.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Pseudoscience, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Thanks For The Clarification, By Injection Inside Or Almost A Cleaning


FDA reiterates risks of antimalarial drug use for COVID-19, as study into efficacy ends early due to deaths

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning about the known side effects of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, two antimalarial drugs (also used in the treatment of chronic rheumatoid arthritis and lupus), on the same day that a group of researchers published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association about their termination of a study investigating the potential of chloroquine as a potential COVID-19 treatment. The drugs can have dangerous side effec...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Donald Trump, Ama, American Medical Association, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Chloroquine


Get Your Hands on the New iPhone SE and Save $200 With Visible

$200 Gift Card with the purchase of an Apple iPhone SE | VisibleRead more...
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9 Killer Animated Series You Can Find on Streamer VRV

At a time when there are far, far, far too many streaming services out there demanding your attention with brand-spanking-new series, sometimes it’s preferable to just kick back and watch some classic cartoons. Cartoons that are as familiar as they are undeniable re-watchable. Thankfully, VRV has these by the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Streaming, Vrv, Ace Attorney, Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Megalo Box, Watch It Nerds, All Out, Birdboy The Forgotten Children, Hikaru No Go, Samurai Troopers, Gary And His Demons, Digimon Adventure Tri, Bee And Puppycat


Don't Let Microsoft Word Judge You For Using Two Spaces Between Sentences

Microsoft has taken an official stance on one of the internet’s most divisive questions, firmly coming down on the side of minimalism in the “one-space versus two-spaces after a sentence” debate. Word’s automatic spelling and grammar checker will now flag anything other than one space after a period as wrong, that red…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Grammar, Microsoft Office, Period, Microsoft Word, Don


The Guardian view on the EU and Covid-19: better late than never | Editorial

Europe is in the pandemic frontline but unity among the nations has been rare. That may be changing – not before timeAlmost seven weeks after the World Health Organization confirmed the pandemic, Europe remains in the frontline of the battle to contain the Covid-19 virus. Five of the six countries reporting most cases are in Europe. Seven of the 10 countries reporting most deaths are in our continent too. Yet Europe has struggled to make common cause against the virus. In particular, it has bick...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, Spain, European Union, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, United States


The Doctor, The Disease, And The Division

Soon after the coronavirus struck my busy Brooklyn hospital, I found myself caring for an older gentleman with kidney issues. Let’s call him Mr. Johnson. I’m a specialist in kidney medicine, and I knew it should have been a fairly routine visit.Read more...
Tags: Science, Brooklyn, Kotakucore, Johnson, The Division 2, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Don't Inject Bleach (Sigh)

Did the president just tell people to inject themselves with bleach? Not exactly. But he did wonder aloud—and on camera!—about whether it might work. And in doing so, he gave us a great lesson in why you can’t use gut feelings to extrapolate from lab bench research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


This Could Be the First Record of Someone Getting Killed by a Meteorite

A team of scientists think they’ve found the oldest evidence of a meteorite striking and killing a person, according to a new report published in the journal journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.Read more...
Tags: Science, Turkey, Meteorites, Meteors, Planetary Defense, Meteorite Strike, Meteoritics Planetary Science Read


The Flying Pinto Was the Worst Idea in Flying Car History

What happens when you combine a car like the Ford Pinto with a plane like the Cessna 337? Nothing good, it turns out. Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Flying Cars, Terrafugia, Cessna, Ford Pinto, Paul Moller


Celebrate Hubble’s 30th Birthday by Gazing Into this Shimmering Stellar Expanse

It was on this day in 1990 that the Space Shuttle Discovery deposited the Hubble Space Telescope into low Earth orbit. To commemorate this important anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have released this stunning Hubble image of two nearby nebulae—vast expanses of clouds and dust in which stars are born.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Hubble, European Space Agency, Hubble Space Telescope, Space Porn


No, We Shouldn't Just Block Out the Sun

We have a decade to sort out a big chunk of our carbon pollution problem. If we fail to do so, our chances at protecting the climate that allowed humans to thrive will slip away. That could lead to world leaders or a rogue billionaire taking the rather extreme measure of blocking the sun to cool things down. This…Read more...
Tags: Science, Geoengineering, Climate Policy, Solar Radiation Management


TGIF Playlist: Old School R&B Hits

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