Old Nukes, Hot Dog Toasters, and Dr. Phil: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

As we all try to adjust to our current new reality, I have some thoughts to share with you all. I have come to realize that it is likely that for the next few months, or year, we will have to learn to live with dry, papery hands. At least, that’s what my hands feel like because of all the soap and hand sanitizer in my…Read more...
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Night at the museum: Sydney man charged after allegedly breaking into dinosaur exhibit

CCTV footage shows man strolling through exhibits at closed Australian Museum and posing for selfies with head inside mouth of T-Rex skull A Sydney man will face court on Monday after allegedly breaking into Australia’s oldest museum and snapping selfies with the dinosaur exhibit.The man broke into the heritage-listed Australian Museum in Sydney’s CBD just after 1am on Sunday 10 May, and was captured on CCTV cameras wandering around the exhibits for around 40 minutes, according to New South Wale...
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FDA Issues Emergency Authorization for Coronavirus At-Home Sample Collection Kit

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday announced that it had issued an emergency use authorization for an at-home coronavirus sample collection kit. The kit allows consumers to self-collect a nasal sample and then send it off to be tested for the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19.Read more...
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Coronavirus: How we decide the risks we’re willing to take to venture out

As an infectious disease expert, Dr. George Rutherford knows all about the horrors of COVID-19. But there’s one risk that the UC San Francisco professor, wearing a mask, is willing to take: hugging his 2-year-old granddaughter. For two months, we’ve been diligent about staying home. But, as Bay Area residents start to venture out with parts of the state gradually loosening lockdown restrictions, how do we navigate this new landscape of peril and promise? We can’t stay isolated and fearful foreve...
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Coronavirus live news: record daily cases in South Africa as India extends lockdown

Daily death tolls fall in UK, Spain and Italy; Qatar makes masks mandatory on pain of prison; global infections pass 4.7 million. Follow the latest updatesCovid-19 cases in Brazil surpass Italy South Africa reports highest daily increase in casesAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.13am BST Hundreds of Rohingya rescued by Bangladesh and sent to a flood-prone island after being stranded at sea for weeks should be moved to existi...
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Rare whale with long, spiky teeth washes up at San Onofre State Beach

A rare pygmy sperm whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach. (Photos courtesy of Jim Serpa) A rare pygmy sperm whale washes up at San Onofre State Beach. (Photos courtesy of Jim Serpa) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A rare pygmy sperm whale washes up at San Onofre State Beach. (Photos courtesy of Jim Serpa) Show Caption of Expand Jim Serpa, a former Doheny State Beach supervisor, knew what he was looking at when a lifeguard at San Onofre State Beac...
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These Social Distancing Posters Are the Best Thing the Trump Administration Has Done for Parks

As we all know, the Trump administration isn’t the best thing that’s happened to parks in this country. Some might say even that’s an understatement. Nonetheless, even it can manage to do some good things for parks every now and then. We’re talking about the marvelous new social distancing posters being rolled out by…Read more...
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Sunday's Best Deals: Blue Yeti Microphones, Skillets, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides, and More

A streaming microphone bundle, a sale on Kindle eBooks, a useful pole saw for $50, cast iron skillets, and more headline Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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The Great Reset

Ann Miura-Ko Contributor Share on Twitter Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm. A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List and the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide, she earned a PhD in math modeling of cybersecurity at Stanford University. More posts by this contributor True product-market fit is a minimum viable company You need a minimum viable company, ...
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Rare long-necked dinosaur that roamed the polar world unearthed in Australia

Discovery of a single vertebra of an elaphrosaur in Victoria hugely expands known range of the group, which had teeth as juveniles but beaks as adults A dinosaur relative of T. rex and Velociraptor with an unusually long neck, and which may have transitioned from predator to plant-eater as it reached adulthood, has been unearthed in Victoria.The elaphrosaur was a member of the theropod family of dinosaurs that included all of the predatory species. It stood about the height of a small emu, measu...
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US and UK 'lead push against global patent pool for Covid-19 drugs'

Efforts to dilute world health assembly resolution on open licensing decried as ‘appalling’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters and officials from every nation will meet via video link on Monday for the annual world health assembly, which is expected to be dominated by efforts to stop rich countries monopolising drugs and future vaccines against Covid-19.As some countries buy up drugs thought to be useful against the coronavirus, causing global shortages, and the...
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Watch live as ULA launches a U.S. military spaceplane for its first Space Force mission

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is targeting a liftoff time of 9:14 AM EDT (6:14 AM PDT) today for an Atlas V rockets carrying the Boeing-built X-37B orbital test vehicle on behalf of the U.S. space force, which is an autonomous winged spaceplane that looks a little like a scaled down version of the Space Shuttle . This is the sixth mission for the X-37B, though it’s the first flown under the U.S. Space Force’s supervision, since the space plane was previously operated by the Air Force ...
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Scientists are working together to understand the most powerful storms on Jupiter

Storms on Jupiter are among the most powerful squalls seen anywhere in the Solar System. Now, a new study brings together the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Juno spacecraft in an effort to understand these behemoth tempests. Thunderheads on Jupiter can reach 65 kilometers (40 miles) tall, five times as large as their cousins on Earth. Lightning from these storms erupt with three times as much power as the most massive superbolts seen on our own world. Like fami...
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Poorer middle-aged men most at risk from suicide in pandemic, say Samaritans

Charity raises concerns over ‘hidden victims’ in a socioeconomic group known to be reluctant to seek helpCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMiddle-aged men from poor backgrounds have been identified as potential “hidden victims” of the Covid-19 pandemic, and urgent government intervention is required to protect them, the Samaritans charity has warned.Analysing feedback from 1,920 volunteers who have worked for its helpline throughout the lockdown, the charity called on m...
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Stitching together the structure of the DNA replication toolbelt

Structural details of an enzyme complex shed light on DNA replication.
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A theoretical boost to nano-scale devices

Researchers with the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST have developed a new approach to the underlying physics of semiconductors. They calculated the quasi-Fermi levels in molecular junctions applying an initio approach.
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Chinese to rise as a global language

With the continuing rise of China as a global economic and trading power, there is no barrier to prevent Chinese from becoming a global language like English, according to Flinders University academic Dr Jeffrey Gil.Dr Gil's paper challenges arguments that suggest Chinese faces insurmountable hurdles to become a commonly used international language due to the complexity of Chinese written characters.
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Discovery of high-Chern-number and high-temperature Chern insulator states: to information highway

One of the most important issues in physical science and low-consumption electronics is how to realize multiple dissipationless edge channels (high Chern number) and increase the working temperature in Chern insulators. Scientists from China discovered high-Chern-number (C=2) and high-temperature (as high as 45 K) Chern insulator states in MnBi2Te4 devices, which can stimulate the exploration on room-temperature quantum anomalous Hall effect, and lay foundations for the great breakthrough in phy...
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Tobacco companies minting it before Wednesday's UK menthol cigarette ban

Three days before menthol cigarettes are banned in the UK, new research highlights a sharp rise in their market share and extensive tobacco industry efforts to undermine legislation.
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Eavesdropping crickets drop from the sky to evade capture by bats

Researchers have uncovered the highly efficient strategy used by a group of crickets to distinguish the calls of predatory bats from the incessant noises of the nocturnal jungle. The findings, led by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Graz in Austria and published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, reveal the crickets eavesdrop on the vocalizations of bats to help them escape their grasp when hunted.
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New ECU research finds 'Dr. Google' is almost always wrong

Many people turn to 'Dr. Google' to self-diagnose their health symptoms and seek medical advice, but online symptom checkers are only accurate about a third of the time, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research published in the Medical Journal of Australia today.
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