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Coronavirus live news: Trump says China wants him to lose election as South Korea records no domestic cases

Concern over 100 cases of unusual illness among children in at least six countries; UK deaths top Spain and France; Trump won’t extend social distancing rules. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceTrump says he won’t extend distancing guidelines as deaths pass 60,000Revealed: the inside story of the UK’s Covid-19 crisisAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.23am BST Dr Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus task force coordinator is kno...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, France, White House, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news


Fort McMurray tries to manage devastating flood during pandemic

Some COVID-19 restrictions for physical distancing have had to be removed in Fort McMurray as it tries to mitigate further damage from a devastating flood that has forced more than 13,000 people from their homes.
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Robert May, former UK chief scientist and chaos theory pioneer, dies aged 84

Robert May, former UK chief scientist and chaos theory pioneer, dies aged 84Friends and colleagues pay tribute to gifted polymath whose achievements spanned biology, physics and public policy * Lord May of Oxford obituary
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Open Channel: Are You Rushing to Get Back to Movie Theaters Right Now?

The U.S. is still living through a pandemic that we have no viable means of currently combatting, other than keeping our distances from one another by largely staying homebound and avoiding places where large groups of people congregate, like movie theaters. But governors in various states have already expressed their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Universal, Movie Theaters, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Guy Who Tweeted at Trump Landed $69 Million Ventilator Deal With New York, Never Sent Any

Appearing in the president’s Twitter mentions has, incredibly, finally paid off for somebody: a random Silicon Valley-based electrical engineer named Yaron Oren-Pines who scored a $69.1 million contract with the state of New York after he tweeted at Trump, “We can supply ICU Ventilators, invasive and noninvasive. Have…Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, New York, Science, Silicon Valley, Andrew Cuomo, Trump, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Yaron Oren Pines, Sounds Legit


Coronavirus live news: Trump says China wants him to lose election as UK deaths top Spain and France

Nearly 100 cases of unusual illness in at least six countries; UK adds deaths outside hospital to official figure; Trump says he won’t extend social distancing rules. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceTrump says he won’t extend distancing guidelines as deaths pass 60,000Revealed: the inside story of the UK’s Covid-19 crisisAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.17am BST President Donald Trump also told Reuters on Wednesday he does not bel...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, White House, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Medical Research


U.S. Conspiracy Theorist Probably Behind Leak of WHO, Gates Foundation Data: Report

Whoever was behind the release of around 25,000 purported emails and passwords from the World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, the Gates Foundation, and other large organizations this month was likely an American conspiracy theorist, according to the group that first flagged the release.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Who, Hackers, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Conspiracy Theories, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Your iPhone Can't Recognize You With a Mask On, So Apple Has a New Workaround

Coronavirus has upended lives in countless ways, and of those, my inability to unlock my iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask in public spaces is not that consequential.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: more cases of ‘Covid-linked’ syndrome in children as UK deaths top Spain and France

Nearly 100 cases of unusual illness in at least six countries; UK adds deaths outside hospital to official figure; Trump says he won’t extend social distancing rules. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceTrump says he won’t extend distancing guidelines as deaths pass 60,000Revealed: the inside story of the UK’s Covid-19 crisisAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.32am BST A top World Health Organization official declined comment on Wednesd...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record increase in cases

Schools in Turkey to stay shut until end of May; Germans urged to stay home; Vietnam says it has had no domestic transmission for two weeksRevealed: the inside story of the UK’s Covid-19 crisis‘So what?’: Bolsonaro shrugs off Brazil’s rising coronavirus death tollUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.21pm BST Here are the most important recent developments from around the world: 11.09pm BST Now, first things first, there is a new O...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, China, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


3 Things We Didn't Like (and 1 We Did) About Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

Last week, Netflix finally dropped its latest big anime get: Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the highly anticipated (and perhaps in some regards, dreaded) continuation of the action-packed TV spinoff of Masamune Shirow’s beloved manga/cyberpunk movie icon. With the story over for now, here’s what worked for us in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Anime, Shell, Ghost in the Shell, Masamune Shirow, Ghost In The Shell Sac_2045, Liked Vs Didnt


It Could Take Decades for the Ocean Floor to Recover From Deep Sea Mining

A new study has found that the impacts of deep sea mining are still felt a quarter of a century later. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Mining, Microbes, Oceanography, Resource Extraction, Deep Sea Mining, Resource Management, Seafloor


'Totally Absurd': Spanish Officials Douse Beach With Bleach to Fight Coronavirus

A picturesque beach in the Spanish province of Cádiz has been sprayed with diluted bleach, in a misguided and environmentally unfriendly attempt to protect children from the novel coronavirus.Read more...
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There Are 5 Good Birds—But Which 5?

In this edition of “Sounds Right to Me,” Emily and Megan compare notes on what the best birds are.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Logic, Birds, Emily, Megan, There Is No Such Thing As A Good Bird


Like Uber, Lyft Can't Get Rid of Its Employees Fast Enough

Younger, smaller, and less recognizable, Lyft has always lived in the substantial shadow of its main competitor Uber. Now it’s dying in it too.Read more...
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Is Apple's New iPad Magic Keyboard Worth the $300 Investment?

Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro | $300 | B&H PhotoRead more...
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Roger Stone Bought Hundreds of Fake Facebook Accounts to Promote His WikiLeaks Narrative

Thanks to a joint petition from Politico, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, CNN, and the New York Times, over 30 FBI search warrants into Roger Stone’s communications were unsealed on Tuesday. Hundreds of pages of documents reveal an opus of a would-be mastermind foiled by perjury, media tours, Twitter DMs,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, New York Times, Emails, Roger Stone, Russia Investigation, Swash Buckler


Now's the Perfect Time to Kill Bullshit Cable Fees

Cable bills are already stacked with unnecessary fees for things as silly as activation, deactivation, or rentals. Consumers are regularly gouged for things like regional sports, too. But right now, there aren’t any sports to watch, and cable customers are still being charged for it—something New York Attorney General…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Cable, Fees, Big Cable, New York Attorney General


Remdesivir: early findings on experimental coronavirus drug offer 'quite good news'

Preliminary results of US government trial show patients who received drug recovered faster than othersHopes of an effective drug treatment for coronavirus patients have risen following positive early results from a trial of remdesivir, a drug first tried in Ebola patients.Data from the trial on more than 1,000 severely ill patients in 75 hospitals around the world show that patients put on the drug recovered 31% faster than similar patients who were given a placebo drug instead. Remdesivir cut ...
Tags: Science, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Coronavirus outbreak


The World Just Set a Record For the Cheapest Solar Farm

All might feel awful in the world—and for the most part, it is—but there are still glimmers of hope. Today, that hope comes in the form of cheap-ass solar energy.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Renewable Energy, United Arab Emirates, Solar Energy, Cheapest Solar Farm


Mass Grave of Elephant-Sized Sloths Poses Murky Mystery

Death might have taken weeks; it might have been days. But when it struck, it struck ruthlessly.Read more...
Tags: Science, Paleontology, Sloths, Giant Ground Sloths


Apple iPhone SE Review: This Is the iPhone to Buy Right Now

Rumors of a cheaper, smaller iPhone swirled for years before Apple actually announced the $400 second-gen iPhone SE this month, so it’s likely that the company has long been planning to release a successor to its popular pint-sized iPhone. But the iPhone SE is so much a gadget of this specific moment in time that, if…Read more...
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Because We're All Driving Less Due To The Pandemic It's Affecting Beer And Soda Production, Somehow

Just in case you don’t believe that everything is somehow deeply and profoundly connected, listen to this: because we’re all stuck indoors and driving less, there’s been less refinement of oil into gasoline, which means there’s less production of ethanol, which is an additive in 98 percent gasoline in America, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Ethanol, Gasoline, Coronavirus


FDA to Allow Emergency Use of Experimental Drug as Studies Show Mixed Results for Treating Covid-19

A wave of results from studies involving remdesivir, an experimental antiviral being used to treat covid-19, has arrived today. The data so far doesn’t provide a concrete answer as to how effective or life-saving the drug truly is for coronavirus patients. Nonetheless, the New York Times reports that the Food & Drug…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York Times, Fda, Gilead, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Remdesivir


Amazon’s Thermal-Detecting Tech Is Built On Human Rights Abuses

As part of the bare minimum that Amazon is doing for its warehouse workers right now, the mandatory temperature checks for roughly 100,000 of them might be one of the more ethically icky for its workers’ bodies and budgets. If that didn’t turn you off, there’s a good chance that its sourcing for the thermal-tracking…Read more...
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Experimental drug remdesivir proves effective against coronavirus in U.S. study

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE An experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major study, shortening the time it takes for patients to recover by four days on average, U.S. government and company officials announced Wednesday. Gilead Sciences’s remdesivir is the first treatment to pass such a strict test against the virus, which has killed more than 218,000 people since it emerged late last year in China. Having a treatment could have a profound effect on the global pandemic,...
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New drug 'cuts risk of men abusing children within weeks'

Study says volunteers reported a rapid reduction in desire without impaired self-controlThe risk of some men sexually abusing children could be quickly reduced by a drug that lowers testosterone levels, researchers have found.The team behind the project, which was put up for crowdfunding four years ago, said the drug – degarelix acetate – produced the results in men with paedophilic disorder in just two weeks. The drug was developed as a treatment for prostate cancer treatment and blocks the pro...
Tags: Science, Biology, Children, Society, Child protection, Social Care


Coronavirus live news: US drug trial shows 'clear cut' effect, says top medic

Schools in Turkey to stay shut until end of May; Germans urged to stay home; Vietnam says it has had no domestic transmission for two weeksRevealed: the inside story of the UK’s Covid-19 crisis‘So what?’: Bolsonaro shrugs off Brazil’s rising coronavirus death tollUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.03pm BST More British rescue charter flights to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. It took a long time to get them going - a month or more behind...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, China, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


The A-Z Guide to All the Offbeat Disney+ Movies You Need to Watch

Disney+ is home to many beloved films, but there are plenty of other movies on the platform that deserve a viewing. So much so, we’ve gone from A to Z to find them. Are they all pinnacles of cinema and not varying degrees of me being serious depending on my mood? Definitely (maybe). Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Christian Bale, Cinderella, Pixar, Inside Out, Splash, Up, Lupita Nyongo, Flight of the Navigator, Newsies, Ducktales, Tuck Everlasting, Return to Oz, Who Framed Roger Rabbit



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