White House Offers Members of Congress 5-Minute Coronavirus Tests, But Pelosi and McConnell Say ‘No, Thanks’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, came together to issue a strange bipartisan message to the Trump administration: No, thank you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, California, Kentucky, Senate, White House, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, McConnell, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Great, Now Invasive 'Murder Hornets' Are a Thing to Worry About

Hey 2020, can you chill for, like, five minutes?
Tags: Asia, Science, Bees, Invasive Species, Washington State, Hornets, Hornet, Murder Hornets, Whats Nextbees With Teeth

Coronavirus live news: European leaders join forces to find vaccine as France proposes 14-day quarantine on entry

YouTube deletes Covid-19 conspiracy theorist’s account; Warren Buffett optimistic; Rohingya refugees detained in Malaysia. Follow the latest updatesEurope’s tourism industry faces ruinWhere did Covid-19 come from?Coronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.16am BST Writing in the Independent newspaper, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Norway and senior EU officials said the outbreak had “caused devastation and pain in all corners of the world”. Related: Europ...
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NOS4A2 Is Back to Be Weirdly Obsessed With Christmas Again in This New Teaser

If Dracula has taught us anything, it’s that evil vampires have a really hard time staying dead. It just doesn’t stick. So, of course Charlie’s back. Call it a Christmas miracle. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Amc, Vampires, Christmas, Zachary Quinto, Charlie, Dracula, Ashleigh Cummings, NOS4A2

I Got to Run for the First Time Today After a 7-Week Coronavirus Lockdown

I’ve spent all week waiting for this day, the day Spain said it would relax its strict coronavirus lockdown and would let people go outside to exercise or take a walk. The government had announced that this would only happen if the situation in the country, which has the second-highest number of covid-19 cases in the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Spain, Exercise, Coronavirus, Covid 19

I'm Being Attacked by These AI-Generated Song Lyrics

If the current season of Westworld has taught us anything, it’s that artificial intelligence is not all it’s cracked up to be, both in inception and in execution. Personally, I was done with AI after I watched exactly half of 2004's I, Robot, and then decided that the entire business of computers acting of their own…Read more...
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Fearful Britons remain strongly opposed to lifting lockdown

Just one in five want schools, pubs and restaurants to be reopened, according to new poll by Opinium• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageFewer than one in five of the British public believe the time is right to consider reopening schools, restaurants, pubs and stadiums. The findings, in a new poll for the Observer, suggest Boris Johnson will struggle to convince people to return their lives to normal if he tries to ease the lockdown soon.The poll by Opinium, taken betw...
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Marvel Comics Is Publishing Comic Books Again Starting in Late May

Good news, true believers. Marvel’s going to be shipping comics again, though it’s not clear how many people are going to be out and buying. Read more...
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This Adventure Time Distant Lands Teaser Takes BMO on a Grand Adventure

BMO, everyone’s favorite sentient Game Boy analogue, is also the focal point of the first Adventure Time Distant Lands special. We can’t wait to play. Read more...
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These Coronavirus-Fighting Smart Glasses Can 'See' Your Temperature

Chinese startup Rokid has found a unique and somewhat terrifying market foothold for its AI and augmented-reality tech amid the coronavirus pandemic: smart glasses that clock the temperature of those around you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Ai, Smart Glasses, Rokid, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Zoë Bell Fights Nearly Every Famous Woman in Hollywood in This Quarantine Fight Scene

One big gap in all of our nerd lives during the drought in Hollywood releases brought on by the pandemic is the lack of good fight choreography. Crunchy, thrilling, silly, engaging fight scenes are some of my biggest delights in genre fiction, and oh, do I miss them. So does stuntwoman, actress, and stunt…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Cameron Diaz, Scarlett Johansson, Stunts, Margot Robbie, Zoe Bell, Zoe Saldana, Fight Scenes, Fight Choreography

New York City Plan to Close Streets Is Weak As Hell

New York City is finally rolling out its open streets initiative with a vision of eventually closing off 100 miles to vehicles to help promote health and access to the outdoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its first phase kicks off Monday, but few of the streets being closed are actually, well, streets. Rather, 4.5…Read more...
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John Wick 4, Spiral and More Receive New Release Dates

Lionsgate has put together a new theatrical calendar compensating for the disruption in distribution schedules and production caused by the novel coronavirus. While these are very much still subject to change, it looks like we’ve got some new dates for a lot of interesting stuff. Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Chris Rock, Keanu Reeves, Spiral, John Wick, Chaos Walking, Voyagers, John Wick 4, The Devils Light, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Saturday's Best Deals: Twitch Prime, Graphic Cards, Shawls, and More

A great looking shawl, a deal on craft and hobby ebooks, a tortilla blanket, Twitch Prime rewards, and more lead the pack for Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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The Sun is less active than sibling stars, suggesting it’s entering old age

All stars emit varying amounts of light over time – and the Sun is no exception. Such changes in starlight can help us understand how habitable any planets around other stars are – a very active star may bombard its planets with harmful radiation. Now a new study, published in Science, shows that the Sun is significantly less active than other, similar stars. In many stars, the observed variation in brightness is driven by their internal magnetic field. When parts of the magnetic field breaks ou...
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Kickstarter Prepares to Shed 'Up to 45-Percent' Of Staff

Kickstarter has been transparent that, as a result of the pandemic, the number of fundraising projects on the platform is nowhere near normal. Today, the company confirmed to Gizmodo that shrinking revenues have forced it to drastically reduce staff. Read more...
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We Should Probably Talk About the Huge Wildfires in Siberia Right Now

It’s spring in an era of rapid climate change so that means Russia is being lit up by monster fires. But in an era of coronavirus, a confluence of factors has made the wildfires even worse.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Russia, Wildfires, Siberia, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now

Say There Were a Black Hole in Our Solar System: How Would We Find It?

Last year, scientists published a paper with an iconic diagram: a black circle representing, to scale, a 5-solar-mass black hole—and the size of the hypothetical Planet Nine if it were a black hole instead of a planet. So, if Planet Nine really is a black hole, how would we find it?Read more...
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Siberian Wildfires Have Burned an Area More Than Three Times the Size of Delaware

It’s spring in an era of rapid climate change so that means Russia is being lit up by monster fires. But in an era of coronavirus, a confluence of factors has made the wildfires even worse.Read more...
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Space exploration is the ultimate plan B. Here’s why.

Space exploration is more than just the ultimate adventure, our study and investigation of space yields great scientific rewards, says astronaut Garrett Reisman. Earth is wonderful, but it won't last forever, so it's important that we maintain a big picture view to ensure the survival of the human species. Exploring space is our ticket to "the ultimate plan B," according to Reisman. If there were to occur a mass extinction event on Earth, the humans that inhabit another planet in our solar syste...
Tags: Transportation, Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Animals, Sustainability, Nasa, Nature, Pollution, Moon, Innovation, Sun, Population, Universe

New York nursing home reports 98 coronavirus deaths in 'horrifying' outbreak

The Manhattan facility is one of many affected in the US and UK, while a home in Sydney threatens to become the biggest source of deaths in AustraliaLatest coronavirus updates UK government’s test claim questionedA nursing home in New York has reported a “horrifying” death toll of 98 people from the coronavirus as residential facilities continued to emerge as a deadly source of outbreaks across the world.The death toll at the Isabella Geriatric Center in Manhattan is one of the worst such outbre...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, US, World news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Manhattan, Coronavirus outbreak, Isabella Geriatric Center

Tree trunks take a licking as koalas source water

A study published today in Ethology, led by a researcher from The University of Sydney, has captured koala drinking behaviour in the wild for the first time. The paper describes how koalas drink by licking water running down smooth tree trunks during rain.
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Found: Neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress

Researchers at Nagoya University have discovered a neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress. Emotional stress signals are processed in the "emotion" circuits and integrated in the DP/DTT. The integrated signals are transmitted to the hypothalamus which then drives a variety of physical responses through circuits that control "body" functions. The discovered "mind-body" connection constitutes a key part of the stress circuit in the brain.
Tags: Science, Nagoya University

How to brand cultural products in overseas markets

Managers of cultural products should pay attention to both similarity and informativeness when translating titles, with the relative emphasis between the two decided based on the effect size and the feasibility of each strategy.
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Chilean scientists warn environmental costs of water roads

The interdisciplinary analysis presented this in Nature Sustaintability by researchers from four Chilean universities, recommends a global analysis in the design of these projects, reconciling the growing demand for water supply with the health of freshwater and marine ecosystems.
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Stress resistance mechanisms in heat shock proteins to advance innovative biotechno

Researchers from Kazan Federal University and the Institute of Cytology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint-Petersburg) have detailed novel non-trivial intramolecular interactions for the small heat shock protein (sHSP) from Acholeplasma laidlawii, a phytopathogen of rice, seed and pea seed.
Tags: Science, Kazan Federal University

Outer tube-selectively boron-doped double-walled carbon nanotubes for thermoelectric applications

A research group led by Hiroyuki Muramatsu of Shinshu University succeeded in selectively doping the outer tube of DWNTs with boron. This significantly increased the electrical conductivity and the Seebeck coefficient which resulted in a highly enhanced thermoelectric performance of the DWNTs. This advancement allows for an extremely effective method to add functionality such as high electrical conductivity, chemical activation, improvement of thermoelectric properties while maintaining the func...
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Magnetic pulses alter salmon's orientation, suggesting navigation via magnetite in tissue

Researchers have taken a step closer to solving one of nature's most remarkable mysteries: How do salmon, when it's time to spawn, find their way back from distant ocean locations to the stream where they hatched?
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