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Coronavirus live news: recoveries pass 1m as US airlines require passengers to cover faces

US government experts say virus ‘not manmade or genetically modified’; Germany and Spain ease lockdowns; outbreak increasing in Africa. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceJohnson promises plan next week for return to schools and workAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.23am BST The White House let its 2-week-old economic reopening guidelines expire on Thursday as half of all US states forged ahead with their own strategies for easing res...
Tags: Science, White House, China, Germany, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


The Internet Agrees That Elon Musk Is Deus Ex's Trillionaire Villain, Not JC Denton

Today, noted embarrassing smoker, bad driver, and worse tweeter who is also somehow a billionaire Elon Musk has decided he’s JC Denton, the hero of 2000’s genre-defining cyberpunk immersive sim Deus Ex. Nobody agrees with him.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Why, Deus Ex, JC Denton


The ‘PuffPacket’ could help researchers learn when, how and why people vape

Vaping is a controversial habit: it certainly has its downsides, but anecdotally it’s a fantastic smoking cessation aid. The thing is, until behavioral scientists know a bit more about who does it, when, how much and other details, its use will continue to be something of a mystery. That’s where the PuffPacket comes in. Designed by Cornell engineers, the PuffPacket is a small device that attaches to e-cigarettes (or vape pens, or whatever you call yours) and precisely measures their use, sharing...
Tags: Apple, Health, Gadgets, Science, Bluetooth, Tech, Vaping, Cornell, Cornell University, Adams, Alexander Adams


NYPD Arrests QAnon Conspiracist Who Allegedly Threatened to Kill Joe Biden, Had Car Full of Knives

The New York City Police Department arrested a conspiracy theorist who issued death threats against former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and allegedly traveled to the city carrying over a dozen knives, the Daily Beast reported. The suspect also live-streamed her own arrest on…Read more...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Joe Biden, Livestream, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, New York City Police Department, Pandemic, QAnon, Right Wing Extremism, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Apple Has A Bright Future

Apple, a technology company you may remember from such hits as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch, has announced that it expects to remain in business through 2020.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple Watch, Everythings Fine, Tim Apple


LinkedIn Now Has an AI to Help With Your Interview Game

As a record number of Americans grapple with unemployment in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn’s rolled out some AI-powered tools to help job seekers prepare for the nightmare fuel that is the interviewing process.Read more...
Tags: Science, Jobs, Linkedin, Hire, Artificial Intelligence, Unemployment, Machine Learning, Ai


Germany and Spain ease lockdown as Eurozone slumps 3.8% – as it happened

This blog is now closed.Follow the latest global coronavirus blog here for live news and updates 12.16am BST We’ve launched a brand new blog at the link below. Follow me there for the latest coronavirus news from around the world, live: Related: Coronavirus live news: Trump claims to have evidence virus started in Wuhan lab as UK is 'past the peak' 11.44pm BST Hello, Helen Sullivan with you now. I’ll have the blog for the next few hours, so please do get in touch on Twitter @helenrsu...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: Trump claims to have evidence virus started in Wuhan lab as UK is 'past the peak'

US government experts say virus ‘not manmade or genetically modified’; Germany and Spain ease lockdowns; outbreak increasing in Africa. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceJohnson promises plan next week for return to schools and workAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.24am BST Hundreds of protesters, some armed, gathered inside Michigan’s state capitol on Thursday as state lawmakers debated the Democratic governor’s request to extend h...
Tags: UK, Science, China, Germany, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, House, Ferguson, Michigan


Coronavirus live news: Trump claims 'he has seen evidence virus started in Wuhan lab'

Bizarre statement from US president comes despite his own experts saying the virus was ‘not manmade or genetically modified’Coronavirus latest: at a glanceDanes and Czechs say no surge in cases since lockdowns easedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.20pm BST Friday’s Guardian leads on Boris Johnson announcing the UK has passed the peak of Covid-19 cases.THE GUARDIAN: ‘We are past the peak’ says ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/UP4qBsCxWt 11...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Chinese State Media Slams U.S. Response to the Coronavirus...with Lego

Let it be stated that the Xinhua News Agency is widely known as being a and the organization’s journalistic integrity should generally be viewed as questionable. That said, its unfavorable read on the United States’ slow response to the covid-19 pandemic is pretty on…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Lego, United States, Who, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Mike Pence, Xinhua News Agency, Plagues, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Chinese State Media Slams U S Response


Meteorologists Describe ‘Gargantuan Hail’ From Epic Storm in Argentina

Two years ago, a severe storm in Argentina produced hailstones reaching 9 inches wide, prompting meteorologists to propose an entirely new term: “gargantuan hail.” Scientists don’t fully understand how such enormous balls of ice can take shape, but the 2018 storm is providing some tantalizing new clues. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Argentina, Meteorology, Storms, Hail, Atmospheric Science, Precipitation, Heads Up


Nasa picks Bezos's Blue Origin and Musk's SpaceX to build new lunar landers

Alabama company Dynetics also chosen for moon landing project, as three firms prepare to competeNasa has selected three private space companies to lead the development of lunar landers for its forthcoming moon landings.The three companies are Blue Origin, owned by Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos; Elon Musk’s SpaceX; and Dynetics, based in Huntsville, Alabama, Nasa announced on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Alabama, US news, Nasa, The moon, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Dynetics, Huntsville Alabama Nasa


Coronavirus live news: record rise in new cases in Brazil as deaths near 6,000

Covid-19 outbreak increasing across Africa, WHO warns; Russian prime minister diagnosed with coronavirus; Spain assigns time slots for outdoor activitiesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDanes and Czechs say no surge in cases since lockdowns easedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.22pm BST Here’s a report from our South American correspondent Tom Phillips outlining the growing concerns in Brazil over Bolsonaro’s approach to coronavirus. The president has previously ...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Democrats Seek Billions for U.S. Students Trapped at Home Without Internet

Classrooms are deserted and parents are grappling with exceptional challenges under the nationwide lockdown. None face a greater disadvantage, however, than those living in broadband dead zones. In poor and rural areas, many parents are driving their kids every day to the first place they can find with good wifi. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Broadband, Digital Divide, Nancy Pelosi, James Clyburn, Coronavirus, Covid 19


These 5 Charts Show How the Coronavirus Is Affecting Global Energy Demand and Emissions

As the global economy comes to a standstill amid the coronavirus, energy demand is set to drop a record amount. Read more...
Tags: Science, International Energy Agency, Energy Sector, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Here’s how Blue Origin’s human lander system will carry astronauts to the lunar surface

Blue Origin was among the companies selected by NASA to develop and build a human lander system for its Artemis missions, which include delivering the next man and first woman to the surface of the Moon in 2024. The Jeff Bezos -founded space company chose to deliver a bid that included a space industry “dream team” of subcontractors, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper, and its Artemis Human Landing System will use the expertise of all three. The Blue Origin bid was on...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Animation, Orion, IAC, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, United Launch Alliance


Microplastics found in greater quantities than ever before on seabed

Currents act as conveyor belts that concentrate microplastics in hotspots, study suggestsScientists have discovered microplastics in greater quantities than ever before on the seabed, and gathered clues as to how ocean currents and deep-sea circulation have carried them there.Microplastics – tiny pieces of plastic less than 5mm in size – are likely to accumulate most densely on the ocean floor in areas that are also biodiversity hotspots, intensifying the damage they may do to marine ecosystems,...
Tags: Science, Environment, Pollution, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Plastics


Whole Foods Workers Are Starting a Strike Fund

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to highlight the struggles of essential workers, those same workers—who are performing considerably more dangerous jobs than they signed up for—are getting more organized and more sophisticated in their organizing tactics. Case in point: Whole Worker. Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Whole Foods, May Day, General Strike, International Workers Day, Whole Worker


Hey Wait a Minute, I Think I've Seen This Movie Before

Today in déjà vu: senior Trump administration officials have been pressing U.S. spy agencies to come up with evidence supporting unsubstantiated accusations that the novel coronavirus responsible for the ongoing global pandemic originated in a Chinese lab, according to the New York Times.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nsa, China, Intelligence, Espionage, Cia, National Security Agency, Trump, New York Times Read, Defense Intelligence Agency, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


The Seafloor Is Absolutely Littered in Microplastic

Plastic garbage floating on the ocean may draw the most outrage, but it accounts for just 1 percent of the 10 million tons of plastic that get into the world’s oceans every year. The rest of it ends up in the deep ocean, and new research has revealed where it’s accumulating.Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Microplastics, Microplastic, Its A Plastic World


Ancient 'crazy beast' mammal classified as new species

Gondwanatherians were mammals that roamed present-day Madagascar.The new species likely resembled a badger and was about the size of a cat, which was relatively big for its time.The discovery highlights how isolation often leads to strange, evolutionarily distinct creatures. After discovering an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil, scientists have classified a new species of extinct mammal: Adalatherium hui, or "crazy beast."It's likely the most complete Gondwanatherian skeleton that's ever...
Tags: Science, Animals, Innovation, Evolution, Madagascar, Paleontology, Southern Hemisphere, University of Louisville, Denver Museum of Nature Science, New York Institute of Technology, Gondwana, David Krause, Guillermo Rougier, Gondwanatheria


'My Wedding Photos Are the Last Photos I Have of "Normal"'

This is Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from an audio engineer, a hotel manager, and more. If you’d like to submit a story, use this Google form and provide as much detail as you’re comfortable with; read this post…Read more...
Tags: Google, Work, Science, Labor, Sick Days, Pandemic, Coronavirus


Astronaut and artist Nicole Stott has advice for us about social distancing

Nicole Stott is a talented artist and retired astronaut who spent more than 100 days living in space on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Stott is one of several astronauts who in recent days has been asked to share their advice on isolation and social distancing. "Nothing beats that first hug after landing," Stott says. From the New York Times: [In the video above, Stott] reflects on the three months she spent on the International Space Station, far from her husba...
Tags: Psychology, Post, Video, Space, Science, News, Isolation, Nasa, International Space Station, New York Times, Stott, Nicole Stott, International Space Station Stott


Apple and Google's Coronavirus Efforts Remind Us How Little Control We Have Over Our Health Data

A joint poll between University of Maryland researchers and the Washington Post released this week found most consumers, for a variety of reasons, are either unable or unwilling to download the proposed contact-tracing tech Apple and Google are developing to track the spread of the coronavirus. While some consumers in…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Washington Post, University Of Maryland, Were Kinda Doomed


Wild flower meadows instead of flowerbeds in the Polish city?

Do you often dream of looking onto a beautiful, blossoming meadow in your back garden? Or how about a wild see of poppies in front of your office in the city? I definitely like it better than carefully design flowerbed. Well, those dreams are slowly turning into reality in some of the Polish cities, thanks to the companies like Łąki Kwietne (based outside of Warsaw)! Image by ArtTower from Pixabay Shunning more traditional green features such as cultivated flowerbeds and lawns, more and more c...
Tags: Outdoors, Science, Nature, Linguistics, Warsaw, Łąki Kwietne, Pixabay Shunning, Karol Podyma, Pixabay Largely


Coronavirus live news: Covid-19 outbreak increasing across Africa, WHO warns

Denmark says partial easing of lockdown has not led to bigger spread of infection; Spain assigns time slots for outdoor activities; Italian PM warns against rushed, unilateral easing of restrictionsCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK Covid-19 updates - liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16pm BST The head of the European Central Bank has warned that the eurozone could be on course for a 15% collapse in output in the second quarter as evidence of the economic tol...
Tags: Europe, Science, Vladimir Putin, France, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, European Central Bank, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Comparing COVID-19 to other causes of death

As the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States blows past 60,000 faster than officials predicted, STAT [statnews.com] compares the 2020 coronavirus outbreak to other causes of death for which we have historical data. “With U.S. deaths from Covid-19 passing 61,000 this week, the question is as difficult as ever: Are these large numbers or small numbers?” An excerpt: As some models stumble, and many no longer even try to project more than a few weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and...
Tags: Health, Post, Death, Science, News, United States, Florida Gators, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gu, Gainesville, Sharon Begley, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19, Youyang Gu


No Evidence of Coronavirus Reinfection, South Korean Officials Say

Some recovered covid-19 patients who again tested positive for the coronavirus likely weren’t reinfected after all. On Thursday, South Korean officials stated that there’s no evidence currently that the virus is reinfecting people in the country, and the test results that suggested reinfection were likely false…Read more...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


This terrifying hailstone may have set a new world record

A supercell thunderstorm in Argentina delivered shockingly huge hailstones to the heavily populated city of Villa Carlos Paz.
Tags: Science, News, Argentina


SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics will build human lunar landers for NASA’s next trip back to the Moon

NASA has selected the companies that will provide them with the human landing system for their Artemis Moon missions, including a lander vehicle which will carry astronauts from space to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972. Blue Origin, SpaceX and Dynetics were picked from a larger field of competitors to develop and build human landing systems (HLS) to carry the first woman and the next man to the Moon, a goal which NASA still hopes to accomplish by 2024. SpaceX’s Starship was...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Congress, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Moon, Orion, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace



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