Google Duo Courts the PG Crowd With Addition of 'Family Mode'

On Friday, Google announced it’s rolling out some new features for its video chat app. No, not that one, the other one. No, the other other one.Read more...
Tags: Google, Video, Science, Duo, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Video Contest, Google Duo

Brazil's President Bolsonaro must 'drastically change course' on Covid-19, says The Lancet

British medical journal’s editorial says the Brazilian president’s disregard for lockdown measures is damagingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe biggest threat to Brazil’s ability to successfully combat the spread of the coronavirus and tackle the unfolding public health crisis is the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to the British medical journal The Lancet.In an editorial, The Lancet said his disregard for and flouting of lockdown measures was sowing ...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Lancet, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

All California Voters Will Get Mail-In Ballots for November Election Amid Coronavirus Concerns

California’s 20 million-plus registered voters will be issued mail-in ballots for the upcoming November election, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday. In-person voting will remain available, albeit with new restrictions due to public health concerns regarding the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Voting, California, Vote, Gavin Newsom, Lockdown, Ballots, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Covid 19 Reopening

Coronavirus live news: global cases approach 4 million as US unemployment hits 14.7%

Trump says Covid-19 will ‘go away without a vaccine’; UK death toll passes 31,000; Russian cases top 10,000 for sixth consecutive day. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Madrid told not to ease lockdownUS blocks vote on UN’s bid for global ceasefire over reference to WHOCoronavirus at a glanceUS – live newsAustralia – live news 2.31am BST The leaders of US congressional foreign affairs committees have written to more than 50 countries asking them to support Taiwan’s inclusion in the Wor...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, World news, US news, Taiwan, Infectious Diseases, Argentina, Who, Un, Madrid, Donald Trump, Buenos Aires, Trump

WHO conditionally backs Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect people – as it happened

20m Americans lost their jobs in April; Donald Trump says virus will ‘go away without a vaccine’. This blog is now closed, follow our new blog belowCoronavirus live updates 1.45am BST We are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date with all the latest news on our new global live blog which you can find below. Related: Coronavirus live news: global cases approach 4 million as US unemployment hits 14.7% 1.13am BST New Zealand’s cabinet will meet on Monday to decide the future...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases

Teenager Accused of Leading Ring of 'Evil Geniuses' on $24 Million 'Cybercrime Spree'

Yesterday, the prominent bitcoin investor Michael Terpin announced that he’d filed suit against the ringleader of a “SIM swap gang” that he’d been chasing down since 2018, following the theft of roughly a collective $24 million in bitcoin from his digital wallets. And it turns out the culprit, in this case, wasn’t a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Teens, Cryptocurrency, Michael Terpin

Uber Will Offer an Unspecified Amount of Healthcare to People Who 'Want to Work'

Uber, which has maintained for years that it’s not actually a car service and that the people who do drive cars for Uber are actually its customers, has made a startling heel-turn and plans to offer some healthcare benefits to workers. Or maybe it’s not so startling. The announcement comes days after California sued…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, California, Healthcare, Coronavirus, Covid 19

NYPD’s Prejudiced Law Enforcement Doesn’t Take a Break During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The New York Police Department hasn’t let the coronavirus pandemic go to waste when it comes to pulling the same racist bullshit: The agency issued 374 criminal summonses related to alleged violations of the city’s social distancing guidelines between March 16 and May 5—and over 81 percent of them went to New Yorkers…Read more...
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Senators Are Calling On Comcast To Open Its 'Public Wifi' to the Public

Two months ago, Comcast joined the crop of broadband giants taking part in the push to “keep Americans connected” in the midst of the current pandemic. For many of the big names on the list, this meant laying off on late fees and service cancelations for their low-income customers for a straight 60 days, and for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Comcast, Wi Fi, The Digital Divide

11 Cartoon Dads, Ranked

Everybody’s got a dad. Some are just a little more...animated than others. Let’s take a look at some of who, despite being two dimensional, are fully realized people who make their respective families proud.
Tags: Science, Animation, Harley Quinn, Spider Man, Steven Universe, Peter Parker, American Dad, Ranker, Bobs Burgers, Craig of the Creek, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, We bare bears, She Ra, Watch It Nerds

I Asked a Linguist to Pronounce X Æ A-12. He Couldn't

In the days following the birth of X Æ A-12, a human baby recently born to Grimes and fathered by Elon Musk, I have tried my best to just ignore the fact that two wealthy people have procreated and saddled that progeny with a code from a rejected Dan Brown novel rather than a name. But upon hearing both parents’…Read more...
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This Ugly Cyberpunk Clubbing Suit, as Analyzed by a Former Cybergoth

Covid-19 has us thinking a lot about or daily interactions, how to keep us and our loved ones safe and how we will be able to interact physically in the future. Zoom isn’t exactly an adequate substitute for social interaction, and large gatherings will continue to be discouraged for some time. That hasn’t stopped…Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Weird, Clubbing, When The Bass Drops

Jupiter Looks Like a Fireball in This ‘Lucky’ Infrared Image

Hard to believe, but this stunning infrared image of Jupiter was taken from Earth’s surface, specifically from the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii. Combined with other observational data, the new image is casting revelaing more about the gas giant’s epic storms and an odd feature seen in its Great Red Spot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Hawaii, Infrared, Jupiter, Planetary Science, Gas Giants

The EPA Introduced the First-Ever US Airplane Carbon Regulations

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed carbon dioxide standards for the airline industry. Yes, the Trump EPA. Read more...
Tags: Science, Carbon, Airplanes, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump EPA

Boba Fett Is Reportedly Coming to The Mandalorian

When last we saw Boba Fett, he’d been knocked into the Sarlacc pit on Tatooine and left for dead. Well, it seems he got out, and he’ll cross paths with a similar-looking bounty hunter.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Boba Fett, Temuera Morrison, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus

Dance-thony Hopkins, a Cyber Baby, and Other Evidence That Time Has Passed

We have lost track of time. Social media users felt it, then Wired confirmed it. There are no seasonal signposts, like birthday celebrations or the first spring picnic, just tired memes hanging in the air like stale farts in the unventilated apartment of our collective memory. Read more...
Tags: Science, Time, Hopkins, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Hall Monitor, Time Monitor

Seattle Announces Permanent Street Closures to Give People Space to Exercise

During a time when more people are sheltering at home and practicing social distancing, Seattle is making the closure of some streets permanent to allow residents and families to use them for outdoor health and exercise at a safe distance.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington State, Seattle, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Apple Will Begin Reopening Some Stores Next Week

Apple is set to reopen its retail stores in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, and South Carolina next week. The vast majority of its stores outside of China have been closed for more than a month amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, China, South Carolina, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Alabama Alaska Idaho

These Physicists Cannot Rest Until They Understand the Motions of Drunk Worms

You wake up, slightly intoxicated as tap water rinses over your body. You don’t remember why you’re here, but you’re joined by hundreds of fellow sludge worms, wriggling slowly. You start to remember: The temperature changed. The water filled with alcohol. And then the spinning begins again.Read more...
Tags: Science, Worms, Rheology

UK Scientists Cry Foul After Government Redacts Criticism of Its Response in Key Coronavirus Report

The government of the United Kingdom has sparked a strong backlash from many in the scientific community by redacting large portions of a Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies report advising ministers on the coronavirus pandemic, the Guardian reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medicine, United Kingdom, Guardian, Boris Johnson, Pandemic, Hmmm, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Scientific Advisory Group

See Jane Goodall and Neil deGrasse Tyson Talk Science, Live

It’s been a weird few years for science. Even as debates over climate change have turned increasingly political and many elected officials have incited the public to distrust scientific data, now that we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, people are expecting major scientific breakthroughs at lightning speed. And…Read more...
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CBS All Access Is Good Now

Until recently I was not the biggest fan of CBS All Access. As a smaller service with pretty niche offerings, I didn’t see a ton of appeal when stacked against the many, many other options out there. But I’ve got a confession: This is a streaming service you should absolutely consider subscribing to as your go-to,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Streaming Wars

Disney Plans to Begin Re-Opening Its Springs Shopping Complex Very Soon

Florida has begun rolling back its social distancing restrictions that were initially put in place in early April in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus. While the state is still limiting the full range of businesses and spaces that can be made available to the public, the Walt Disney Company is taking…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, China, Disney, Public Health, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Disney Springs, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Bring the Movie Theater Home: Resounding Vizio Deals Fit for Any Living Room

The best Vizio TV and soundbar deals for May 2020 are here.Read more...
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One Child Killed, 72 Others Sickened by Coronavirus-Linked Syndrome in New York

Dozens of children in New York are severely ill and at least one child has died due to a dangerous inflammatory condition possibly connected to covid-19, state officials reported this week. Now, health officials are alerting doctors to look out for and test children with these symptoms for the coronavirus that causes…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Donald Trump says virus will 'go away without a vaccine'

20m Americans lost their jobs in April; WHO conditionally backs Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect peopleGlobal report: virus has unleashed a ‘tsunami of hate’, says UNUS unemployment surges to 14.7% as record 20m lose jobs in AprilCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.06pm BST Apple will reopen a handful of stores across four US states from next week. The company said it will open “some” stores in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho and South Car...
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7 Things I Liked About David Lynch's Dune (and 8 I Didn't)

Earlier this year, I set out to read Frank Herbert’s Dune for the first time. This was for two reasons: 1) to be ready for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation that comes out this December, and 2) so I could finally watch the 1984 David Lynch film. I’d heard legends of this strange, bloated mess, with fish tank sperm…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Sci Fi, Kyle Maclachlan, Patrick Stewart, Sting, David Lynch, Nostalgia, Dune, Frank Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, Virginia Madsen, Sean Young, Liked Vs Didnt

Coronavirus live news: Madrid region refused permission to loosen lockdown on Monday

20m Americans lost their jobs in April; WHO conditionally backs Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect peopleGlobal report: virus has unleashed a ‘tsunami of hate’, says UNUS unemployment surges to 14.7% as record 20m lose jobs in AprilCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.27pm BST A 43-year-old British man may undergo a lung transplant in Vietnam, where he is critically ill with Covid-19.The man, a Vietnam Ai...
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Astronomers capture new images of Jupiter using 'lucky' technique

Detailed pictures of planet glowing through clouds were taken with telescope in HawaiiAstronomers have captured some of the highest resolution images of Jupiter ever obtained from the ground using a technique known as “lucky imaging”.The observations, from the Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s dormant volcano Mauna Kea, reveal lightning strikes and storm systems forming around deep clouds of water ice and liquid. The images show the warm, deep layers of the planet’s atmosphere glowing through g...
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We Might Finally Get a Basic Income

Joined by Senators Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey, Kamala Harris is pushing new legislation that would provide up to $2,000 a month for every U.S. resident. There’s another term for that: a universal basic income. Read more...
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