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Coronavirus live news: Johnson's UK lockdown plans spark confusion as parts of Europe ease limits

Parts of Europe are lifting restrictions but Boris Johnson’s plans for UK labeled vague and divisive, as China records possible new wave in northeast and US’s Mike Pence reportedly self-isolatesBolsonaro attends floating barbecue as Brazil deaths top 10,000‘People feel a bit nervous’: France braces for end of lockdownCoronavirus latest at a glanceAustralian coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.19am BST In India: One of the world’s largest train networks will “graduall...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, China, India, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Mike Pence, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Microsoft Brings an End to Reply Allpocalypses

Accidentally hitting reply-all on an email thread was one of the earliest online faux pas to emerge. This week, Microsoft began rolling out a feature to help save future inboxes from ever knowing the horror.Read more...
Tags: Science, Email, Microsoft, Messages, ReplyAll, Reply Allpocalypse, Praise Be


Flowbee Haircuts, Abominable Cruises and Self-Driving Telescopes: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Yes, dear readers, another week has gone by. I’m just as amazed as you are. Although time has just about thrown me for a loop, I’ve been taking comfort in checking out what my favorite cats on Instagram are up to. It’s soothing to see them sleep the days away and play with their toys as if nothing was happening. I bet…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Star Wars, Astronomy, Podcast, Science, Sony, Sonos, Cruise Ships, Gdpr, Rick And Morty, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus


Scientists concerned that coronavirus is adapting to humans

Researchers have observed mutations in some strains that may help the virus spreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have found evidence for mutations in some strains of the coronavirus that suggest the pathogen may be adapting to humans after spilling over from bats.The analysis of more than 5,300 coronavirus genomes from 62 countries shows that while the virus is fairly stable, some have gained mutations, including two genetic changes that alter the critical...
Tags: Health, Science, Genetics, Coronavirus outbreak


Eager for Manufacturing Independence, Feds Eye Bringing Chip Production Stateside: Report

The coronavirus pandemic has kicked the Trump administration’s concerns regarding America’s dependence on Asian factories for supplying critical technology into overdrive. According to a new Wall Street Journal report, officials are in talks with several semiconductor companies about potentially building chip…Read more...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Science, Samsung, America, Department Of Defense, Intel, Taiwan, Chips, Donald Trump, TSMC, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Semiconductors, Department of Commerce, Trump Administration


A Spike of New Coronavirus Infections Prompts Seoul to Close Bars and Clubs

Days after South Korea relaxed its social distancing measures, Seoul, its capital city, has tightened them once more after dozens of new coronavirus cases were linked to bars and nightclubs. Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Science, Seoul, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Nation’s Top Health Leaders Are In Coronavirus Quarantine

Some of the nation’s top health leaders are in coronavirus quarantine, including its leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a worrying sign that the virus is managing to spread between the people in charge of making highly important decisions about the pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthony Fauci, Stephen Hahn, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Dr Robert Redfield


Watch the Cast and Crew of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discuss the Show's Final Episode

“Victory and Death” was a banger of an episode, a perfect send-off for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a bonafide tragedy in its own right. I get emotional just thinking about it. Now, see what Dave Filoni and the show’s stars have to say about its end. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Rex, Ashley Eckstein, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano


Sarah Silverman Will Play the First Lady Santa Claus in Santa Inc.

Gender equity is coming to the North Pole. Read more...
Tags: Science, Christmas, Animation, Santa Claus, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, HBO Max, Santa Inc, First Lady Santa Claus in Santa Inc


CBS Picks Up a New Silence of the Lambs TV Show and a Reboot of The Equalizer Starring Queen Latifah

It’s the time of year when, under normal conditions, we start to hear about new shows coming next fall or winter, and while things are anything but normal CBS is continuing the fine tradition by picking up three shows for the fall, a couple without even a pilot. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cbs, Queen Latifah, Silence Of The Lambs, Clarice, Clarice Starling, The Equalizer, Rebecca Breeds


Fears grow in Germany of second wave of coronavirus infections

While protesters call for further relaxing of social restrictions, scientists warn of new dynamicWith the Covid-19 pandemic stretching into its third month in Europe, Germany is discovering that a competent handling of the crisis in the early stages can become a burden later on.As the kind of dramatic scenes of overstretched health services witnessed in Italy or Spain never fully materialised in Germany, politicians have increasingly struggled to convince the public of the need for strict adhere...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Spain, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Europe Germany, Christian Drosten, Coronavirus outbreak


Small errors in coronavirus testing might lead to surprisingly big problems

New antibody tests might be game-changers in keeping the public safe from infection while restarting the economy. Giving “immunity passports” to those who have tested positive for having had the disease would allow thousands of people to return to work. However, there is as much controversy as there is excitement about this new idea. Foremost in many people’s minds are the ethical implications. People in difficult economic circumstances may, perversely, be incentivized to contract the disease so...
Tags: Startups, Science, Syndication, Coronavirus


Sunday's Best Deals: DOOM Eternal Artbook, Romance Novels, Haircut Kits, and More

A discount on the new DOOM Eternal Artbook, the Fast & Furious collection for $50, Target’s sale on patio furniture, a bunch of romance novels, and more headline Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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'Some days it's over by 11am': schooling under lockdown around the world

Adapting, picking battles and bribery aid home schooling from Bulgaria to Bondi Beach during the coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe words of Paula Leibowitz, an Australian education worker and mother of three, will be hauntingly familiar to all those parents trying to weather the pandemic, keep on top of their jobs and, most challenging of all, ensure their offspring carry on learning while schools are closed.“It’s pretty tiring,” says Leibowitz, ...
Tags: Science, Education, World news, Sydney, Schools, Bulgaria, Home Schooling, Bondi Beach, Bondi, Leibowitz, Coronavirus outbreak, Paula Leibowitz


'People feel a bit nervous': France braces for end of lockdown

As schools and businesses get set to reopen some citizens urge caution, wary of a spike in infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance is set to end eight weeks of strict lockdown as the government urged people to behave responsibly to avoid a sudden spike in coronavirus cases.Hours before the national déconfinement there were reports of two new Covid-19 clusters in départments designated green – areas where the virus has largely stopped circulating and where mos...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, World news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Coronavirus outbreak


M. Night Shyamalan's Mysterious Next Film Has a Much Less Mysterious Cast

What shocking, unexpected terrors await the people in M. Night Shyamalan’s next film? I can’t say I know. But I do know who’s going to be depicting them. Read more...
Tags: Science, Split, Universal Pictures, M Night Shyamalan, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Eliza Scanlen, Vickey Krieps


Don't Rip and Don't Tear This $32 DOOM: Eternal Artbook

The Art of DOOM: Eternal | $32 | AmazonRead more...
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Global report: Covid-19 cases rise in Germany as Wuhan reports first infection in weeks

Global infections surpass 4m; cluster detected in Dordogne, new cases highlight risks as lockdowns easedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew coronavirus infections rose again in Germany at the end of last week, a few days after leaders loosened social restrictions, while the Chinese city of Wuhan announced it had detected its first case in weeks, helping to push the global total past 4m on Sunday.On the eve of the UK starting to ease its lockdown on Monday, the new cas...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, France, China, Germany, Spain, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Dordogne, Coronavirus outbreak


Look at this photo printed on algae in a petri dish

Okay, now THAT is a selfie. This is such a cool photography/biology experiment. Says IMGURian @MxMarx, “I put a petri dish filled with algae under my enlarger and left it on for a week. The algae grew thicker and greener where the image was brighter, so it formed a positive image in the petri dish!” Scroll through the entire gallery to see how this was done. Printing photographs on algae
Tags: Art, Post, Photography, Science, News, Diy, Weird, Fun, Cool, Craft


Canada: DNA discovery lends weight to First Nations ancestral story

The last of Newfoundland’s Beothuk was thought to have died in 1829 but new research indicates the bloodline did not die out – as Mi’kmaq tradition has always maintainedWhen a woman named Shanawdithit succumbed to tuberculosis in Newfoundland nearly 200 years ago, it was widely believed that her death marked a tragic end to her people’s existence.For centuries, the Beothuk had thrived along the rocky shores of the island, taking on a near-mythical status as descendants of the first people encoun...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Canada, Newfoundland, Indigenous Peoples, Beothuk, Shanawdithit


Sexual healing: using lockdown to ignite desire

This could be the perfect time for couples to boost their sex lifeFor many of us right now, sex couldn’t be further from our minds. Our usual routines have been turned upside down and the way we are living can be challenging for even the most harmonious of relationships. But what if we viewed this time as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset and refresh our sex lives?The fact that sex isn’t a priority for a large proportion of people fits with findings from sex research along with, well, co...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Sex, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Sexual health


Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state

Coronavirus: world map of deaths and casesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus – latest global updatesThe number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 continues to grow in the US. Mike Pence, the vice-president, is overseeing the US response to the coronavirus.So far, 80% of patients experience a mild form of the illness, which can include a fever and pneumonia, and many of these cases require little to no medical intervention. That being said, elderly people and those with underlying conditions...
Tags: Science, China, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Mike Pence, Coronavirus outbreak


Nicola Sturgeon leads criticism of UK's new 'stay alert' coronavirus lockdown advice

Labour says government’s latest messaging risks making people think lockdown is overCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government’s new advice for people to “stay alert” instead of “stay at home” has been criticised for being unclear about whether the lockdown is over, with Nicola Sturgeon saying Scotland would stick with the original message at this critical point in the epidemic.The government briefed the latest “stay alert” messaging to the media overnight, ahe...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak


Hubble Space Telescope snaps amazing images of Comet Atlas shattering

Comet Atlas was once shaping up to be the brightest comet seen from the northern hemisphere since comets Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake in the mid 1990’s. Now, the comet has completely broken up, shattering into dozens of massive pieces. Fortunately, the Hubble Space Telescope trained its eye on the head of the comet on April 20 and the 23rd as the spaceborne iceberg broke apart. The first image showed 30 fragments where the nucleus (main body) of the comet should have been found. The second observatio...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, World, Hubble Space Telescope, Hale Bopp, Syndication, Hyakutake


A new plant-based system for the mass production of allergens for immunotherapy

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba developed a novel system for the mass production of allergens. Using a plant-based protein expression system, they showed how large amounts of immunogenic birch pollen allergen can be produced in just a few days. These findings could improve immunotherapy for patients with environmental allergies.
Tags: Science, University of Tsukuba


Cancer research breakthrough as DNA behavior is uncovered in 3D models

Scientists have used 3D models to break down the DNA behavior of cancer cells, in a breakthrough new study which could revolutionize treatment for the disease.
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Men's blood contains greater concentrations of enzyme that helps COVID-19 infect cells

Evidence from a large study of several thousand patients in 11 European countries shows that men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in their blood than women. Since ACE2 enables the coronavirus to infect healthy cells, this may help to explain why men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women. The research and accompanying editorial are published in a European Heart Journal Focus issue on COVID-19.
Tags: Science, European Heart Journal Focus



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