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Report: Apple, Unlike Facebook and Google, Plans to Start Returning More Workers to Offices Soon

Apple is bucking the trend set by rival tech giants Facebook and Google during the coronavirus pandemic and is planning to have staff return to its offices this year, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Work From Home, Facebook, Science, Bloomberg Read, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


The Kung Fu Reboot Starring Olivia Liang Is a Go on the CW

A new hero is going to walk the earth, meet people, and get into adventures. You know, like Caine from Kung Fu. Except now, she IS Caine from Kung Fu.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kung Fu, The Cw, David Carradine, Caine, Liang, Greg Berlanti, Kung Fu Read, Hanelle Culpepper, Christina M Kim, Olivia Liang, Kung Fu Except


Tesla Warned Staff to Return to Work in Violation of County Order or Lose Unemployment: Report

Tesla informed workers that if they did not show up for work at a Fremont, California, production facility CEO Elon Musk has reopened in violation of a county health order that they may be ineligible for unemployment, emails obtained by the Guardian show.Read more...
Tags: Health, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Automotive, Fremont California, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shelter At Work Or Else, Tesla Warned Staff


Horses can identify and remember their humans

A study shows that horses can select the correct photo of their keepers, even ones they hadn’t seen in six months.
Tags: Science, News


Guess How Much Uber and Lyft Would Owe California If Drivers Were Employees? Try $413 Million

If Lyft and Uber had classified their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors as the companies currently do (and would very much like to continue doing), what would they have hypothetically owed to California in unemployment insurance tax? According to an estimate from the UC Berkeley Labor Center,…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, California, UC Berkeley Labor Center


Talisman Finds the Force, a D&D Online Summer Camp, and More in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. There are a lot of exciting crowdfunding campaigns out right now as developers try to prepare for life after the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, we’ve got the new Arkham Horror: The Card Game campaign and a creative way…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, The Hobbit, Board Games, RPG, Tabletop Games, Altered Carbon, Talisman, Gaming Shelf


The Xbox Series X Has 60 FPS As 'Standard', But It's Not Guaranteed

After Ubisoft confirmed today that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run on the Xbox Series X at a minimum of only 30 frames-per-second, people are wondering what they can expect from Microsoft’s new gaming console. The answer is not constant 60 fps gaming. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, FPS, Xbox, Kotakucore, Ubisoft, 60fps, Xbox Series X, Creed Valhalla, Assassins Creed Valhalla


Hot Toys' First Clone Wars Figure Is Incredibly Brain-Breaking

It’s good. But my head would not like to accept it, thank you.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Hot Toys, Temuera Morrison, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Captain Rex


Worldwide Covid-19 deaths pass 290,000 – as it happened

Spain to quarantine overseas travellers; Trump walks out of press conference; White House staff ordered to wear masks. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog here for live news and updates 12.29am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – follow me there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports record 881 deaths as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents 12.22am BST Dan Collyns reports for the Guardian: More than half of the medics...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports a record 881 deaths as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents

Pence avoiding Trump after aide’s positive test; Saudi oil profits drop 25%; French schools reopen; follow the latest updatesChina plans to test all 11m Wuhan residents for coronavirusEU could reopen borders to countries with similar risk profilesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST Hello and welcome to our live coverage of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting countries worldwide. I’m Helen Sullivan, with you for...
Tags: Science, Mexico, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: Pence avoiding Trump after aide's positive test

Spain to quarantine overseas travellers; Trump walks out of press conference; White House staff ordered to wear masksChina plans to test all 11m Wuhan residents for coronavirus EU could reopen borders to countries with similar risk profilesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – follow me there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports record 881 deaths as Wu...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Research finds animals are less responsive to instructions from their carer during adolescenceMoody, unpredictable and with an striking disregard for the rules, teenagers can be hard to handle. Now it turns out the same is true for adolescent dogs.Researchers say they have found that pooches become less responsive to instructions from their carer during adolescence. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style


Instagram Testing New Tools That Will Make Comments Less Shitty

As part of its fight against online bullying, Instagram is rolling out new features designed to make it easier for users to control who interacts with them on the platform.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Media, Haters Gonna Hate, Online Bullying


Why does immune response to coronavirus save some, kill others?

Doctors in Southern California are working with researchers in Arizona to better understand the body’s sometimes bizarre immune response to COVID-19 — an antibody onslaught that may kill the patient, rather than kill the virus. The nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, is peering into specific proteins on the virus to see how they react with different antibodies — a “high-resolution view” that might guide treatment, testing and vaccine developm...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, California, Research, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Healthcare, Arizona, Fda, Orange County, Southern California, CSU, Ferrer


Playmobil Made the Best Back to the Future Toys You Can Buy

Despite what Star Wars and George Lucas taught the industry about how to properly market a summer blockbuster, when Back to the Future hit theaters in 1985, there was a dismal amount of movie merchandise in stores. But 35 years later, an avalanche of BttF collectibles is en route, including some new sets from…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Review, Back To The Future, George Lucas, Nostalgia, Collectibles, Playmobil, Delorean


Eight Games to Prove You Can Handle a Disaster Better Than Trump

No matter which side of the aisle you’re on, you might agree many countries haven’t had the best response to the global pandemic. America is chief among them.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, America, Trump


Facebook Reaches $52 Million Dollar Settlement With Its Hard-Hit Moderators

Finally, some good news for Facebook’s beleaguered moderator community. According to preliminary settlement records first uncovered by The Verge earlier today, the tech giant has agreed to pay a total of $52 million to its current and former content moderators to compensate them for the massive mental strain that…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Ptsd, Moderation


You Can Carry This Inflatable Electric Bike in a Backpack

They’re better for the environment than a gas-guzzling car, but the other big advantage of commuting every day on an electric bike is that they’re easier to park. With Poimo, a prototype inflatable e-bike created at the University of Tokyo, you don’t even need to find a bike rack when you get to work, just an empty…Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Research, Eco Friendly, Electric Bike, University Of Tokyo, Inflatable, E Bikes, Poimo, Inflatable Electric Bike


Can't Afford Your Phone or Internet Bill? A Proposed Law Could Keep You Connected

Three Democratic senators have launched an effort to keep Americans connected to the internet throughout the novel coronavirus pandemic and amid one of the most devastating economic downturns in nearly a century. Legislation introduced on Tuesday seeks a national “moratorium” on phone and internet shutoffs until the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Digital Divide, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Madonna, Mariah Carey and Other Major Celebs Are Caught up in a Recent Ransomware Attack

A Manhattan law firm frequented by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry has been hit with a hack compromising over 750 gigabytes of intel on its famous clientele. Now, the hackers are threatening to go public with the resulting database unless the company pays up.Read more...
Tags: Science, Celebrities, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Manhattan, Madonna Mariah Carey


Solar Opposites Would Like to Remind You How Patently Trash Humanity Is

It’s better if we just get this out of the way now: Yes, Solar Opposites is an extremely Justin Roiland joint, but to call it a Rick and Morty knockoff is to miss the point of the show, which is to dunk specifically on humanity, rather than existence as a whole. See? They’re different. Ish.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Streaming, Hulu, Thomas Middleditch, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Justin Roiland, Mary Mack, Mike McMahan, Sean Giambrone, Solar Opposites, Sagan Mcmahan


Big Oil's Climate Plans Don't Come Close to Meeting the Paris Agreement

Climate action plans are all the rage for polluting companies. Last month, Shell pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It’s just the latest example: Other oil giants have recently made similar pledges as well. These pronouncements use pseudo-inspirational marketing speak, promising to “leverage” their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Oil, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Shell, Greenwashing, Fuck Fossil Fuels


Fauci and Other Experts Outline Covid-19 Vaccine Strategy

Scientists around the world are scrambling to develop a covid-19 vaccine. A newly proposed strategy could dramatically improve this currently disjointed process, allowing for the accelerated development of multiple vaccines at once. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Vaccines, Epidemiology, Fauci, Vaccine Development, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Uber, Fresh From a Massive Round of Layoffs, Is Reportedly Trying to Buy Grubhub

Uber, a furnace people can’t stop shoveling money into, is looking to buy up its main restaurant delivery competitor, Grubhub, in an all-stock deal. I think we’re all wondering the same thing: What the fuck? Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Delivery, Seamless, GrubHub


Facebook upgrades its AI to better tackle COVID-19 misinformation and hate speech

Facebook’s AI tools are the only thing standing between its users and the growing onslaught of hate and misinformation the platform is experiencing. The company’s researchers have cooked up a few new capabilities for the systems that keep the adversary at bay, identifying COVID-19-related misinformation and hateful speech disguised as memes. Detecting and removing misinformation relating to the virus is obviously a priority right now, as Facebook and other social media become breeding grounds...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Hate Speech, Zuckerberg, Rosen, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook CTO, Facebook Marketplace, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus live news: Facebook reports rise in posts removed for hate speech

Spain to quarantine overseas travellers; Trump walks out of press conference; White House staff ordered to wear masksChina plans to test all 11m Wuhan residents for coronavirus EU could reopen borders to countries with similar risk profilesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.57pm BST The US vice-president, Mike Pence, is keeping his distance from Donald Trump after the former’s press secretary tested positive, the White House spokesw...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Science, White House, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research


SpaceX simulator shows you what it’s actually like to dock Crew Dragon with the Space Station

SpaceX has launched a new browser-based simulator that provides an idea of what it would be like to manually control the docking process of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, the first human-carrying spaceship the company has made. Crew Dragon actually docks with the International Space Station (ISS) fully autonomously, but astronauts are able to take over manual control, should that prove necessary, and this simulator provides what SpaceX says is the “actual interface” that astronauts would use in ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Air Force, Aerospace, Crew Dragon, International Space Station ISS, Jim Bridenstine


Microplastics discovered blowing ashore in sea breezes

Finding could help solve mystery of where plastic goes after it leaks into the sea Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of mismanaged waste could be blowing ashore on the ocean breeze every year, according to scientists who have discovered microplastics in sea spray.The study, by researchers at the University of Strathclyde and the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées at the University of Toulouse, found tiny plastic fragments in sea spray, suggesting they are being ejected by the sea in bubbles. The findings,...
Tags: Science, Education, Environment, Research, Pollution, Higher Education, Plastics, University of Strathclyde, University of Toulouse, Observatoire Midi Pyrénées


Republicans Not So Sure About This Free Market Thing When It Comes to Oil

One of Republicans’ arguments against any form of climate action has been that government should let the market take its course. This ignores the massive subsidies incumbent fossil fuels enjoy, including the fact they’re destroying the planet without having to pay for it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Hypocrisy, Whining, Climate Politics


Hunk of Chinese Rocket Falls to Earth as Uncontrolled Space Debris

A large, out-of-control piece of space debris crashed into the Atlantic Ocean yesterday, passing over much of the United States.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Earth, Space Junk, Space Debris, Atlantic Ocean, United States Read, China National Space Administration, Chinese Space Program, Uncontrolled Reentry, Long March 5b, Chinese Rocket Falls



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