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Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to quit WHO, claiming lack of independence from China

WHO chief promises independent review of global response; IMF chief says full economic recovery unlikely in 2021; Italy records lowest deaths since March. Follow the latest updatesWHO chief promises review of coronavirus responseTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsGlobal report: Italy reopens cafes as Spain prepares for return of touristsAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 4.18am BST The letter tweeted out by US President Donald Trump...
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Elgin Streets Under Water After Near Record-Breaking Rainfall

Record-breaking storms across northern Illinois caused flooding in the streets of Elgin on Monday, 18, but that didn’t stop drivers from traveling through the deluge.According to reports, more than 7 inches of rain fell across Elgin since Wednesday, May 13, which caused the Fox River to overflow onto city streets.May 2020 ranks as the third-rainiest May in Chicago history, topping numbers seen in May 2018 and May 2019, the report said.The National Weather Service tweeted: “More rain fell May 14-...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, News, Chicago, Illinois, Elgin, Fox River, MidwestStormChaser


This Excellent Frankenstein Poster Looks Totally Frankensteined

Frankenstein’s monster is kind of like a human puzzle. In most iterations of the story, he was crudely pieced together using leftover body parts before being brought back to life. He’s a hodgepodge. More than a little disjointed. And that’s the energy artist Anthony Petrie shocked into his latest poster.Read more...
Tags: Science, Posters, This Is Awesome, Anthony Petrie, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Boris Karloff, James Whale, Bottleneck Gallery, Universalmonsters


Coronavirus live news: White House confirms Trump taking hydroxychloroquine as US deaths pass 90,000

WHO chief promises independent review of global response; IMF chief says full economic recovery unlikely in 2021; Italy records lowest deaths since March. Follow the latest updatesWHO chief promises review of coronavirus responseTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsGlobal report: Italy reopens cafes as Spain prepares for return of touristsAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 2.26am BST The Guardian’s Charlotte Graham-McLay reports: New ...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO chief promises independent review of global response as US deaths pass 90,000

Trump taking hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19; IMF chief says full economic recovery unlikely in 2021; Italy records lowest deaths since March. Follow the latest updatesWHO chief promises review of coronavirus responseTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsGlobal report: Italy reopens cafes as Spain prepares for return of touristsAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.11am BST US President Donald Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, has releas...
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Welp, He's Taking It or Faking It

Donald Trump is taking unproven coronavirus treatment hydroxychloroquine as as a preventative against the virus, according to Donald Trump.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Donald Trump, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, What Do You Have To Lose


Verizon Closes Deal for BlueJeans, the AOL of Video Conferencing Apps

With most of the U.S. quarantined and many people working at home, Verizon has officially finalized its acquisition of video conferencing platform BlueJeans. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Aol, Video Chat, Teleconferencing, BlueJeans, Verizon Buys The Aol Of Video Conferencing


Only 45 Percent of Businesses Plan to Rehire the Same Workers Once They Reopen, Facebook Survey Finds

A new Facebook survey of small- and medium-sized businesses has found that, among those who have shut down amid the global covid-19 health crisis, only 45 percent plan to rehire the same employees when they reopen.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Labor, Unemployment, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Coronavirus live news: WHO promises independent review into global response as US deaths pass 90,000

Trump taking hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19; IMF chief says full economic recovery unlikely in 2021; Italy records lowest deaths since March. Follow the latest updatesTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsGlobal report: Italy reopens cafes as Spain prepares for return of touristsAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.29am BST The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would...
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DoorDash 'Pizza Arbitrage' Shows the FUBAR Economics of Delivery Apps

Another sign of how fundamentally screwed the economics underlying the app economy are: It is possible to take advantage of exploitative food delivery platform DoorDash’s efforts to sign up restaurants without their consent to engage de facto “pizza arbitrage,” according to a report by the Margins.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Delivery, Seamless, Postmates, Gig Economy, Uber Eats, Doordash, GrubHub, Nobody Wins


Italy begins reopening bars and cafes as rate of deaths and new infections falls again – as it happened

Southern European countries ease lockdowns; South Africa reports highest daily increase; global infections pass 4.7 million. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog here for live news 12.28am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: WHO promises independent review into global response as US deaths pass 90,000 12.16am BST The UK government is coming under pressure to provide back-to-work suppo...
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This Animation Of Transparent Rockets Is Ideal For Space Travel And Fuel Consumption Fetishists

This is such a wonderfully simple idea that I can’t believe it hasn’t been done before. It’s four well-known launch vehicles, launching, but with transparent bodies so you can see the amount of fuel and oxidizer in them, and how rapidly it gets consumed. It’s almost hypnotizing. Read more...
Tags: Science, Rockets, Fuel Economy, Spacelopnik


Oh No (Oh Yes?), Disney+ Lets You Turn Its Subtitles Into Comic Sans

We really do live in those interesting times they keep talking about. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Accessibility, Streaming, Subtitles, Comic Sans, Disney Plus, Only A Sith Deals In Sans Serifs


Hurricanes are getting stronger, just as climate scientists predicted

Nearly 40 years of hurricane satellite imagery suggests that global warming is fuelling stronger storms.
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CDC Sued Over 'Pattern' of Mishandling Freedom of Information Requests About Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is facing a lawsuit over its alleged mishandling of records requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Plaintiffs accuse the agency of “systematically obstruct[ing]” attempts by the public to acquire details about the government’s handling of the novel…Read more...
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CDC Sued Over 'Pattern' of Mishandling Freedom of Information Requests During Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is facing a lawsuit over its alleged mishandling of records requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Plaintiffs accuse the agency of “systematically obstruct[ing]” attempts by the public to acquire details about the government’s handling of the novel…Read more...
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This Virus of Great Uncertainty

“I know this is going to sound dramatic, but I’m not coming home this weekend,” I told my sister through the phone. It was the Thursday before the first weekend in March, and I had what I thought was a cold—but what kept me in Brooklyn was the suspicion that it might actually be something else. I just wasn’t sure. Read more...
Tags: Science, Brooklyn, Testing, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Symptom Checker Apps Are Awful at Guessing the Right Illness, Study Finds

Using the internet to diagnose your latest health concern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, not all that effective. A new study from scientists in Australia tested more than two dozen so-called symptom checker apps and found that they correctly diagnosed a hypothetical person’s illness barely over one-third of the time.…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Medicine, Australia


Batwoman Ripped Off the Bat-Bandage, For Better or Worse

Batman is one of those characters whose casting has a tendency to unleash a certain passion in folks. With every casting there’s criticism. Michael Keaton was too funny to play Batman. Christian Bale was too skinny. Ben Affleck was too Ben Affleck, and Robert Pattinson is apparently too sparkly because over 10 years…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Batwoman, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Cw, Michael Keaton, Ruby Rose, Batman Christian Bale, TV Bite, Rachel Skarsten, Gabriel Mann, Warren Christie


Cosplay Is a Business and It Is Suffering

Yaya Han was supposed to be on tour right now. Instead of signing copies of books and posing for pictures with fans, the cosplayer is at home prepping her next shipment of washable masks to help people prevent the spread of covid-19.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conventions, Cosplay, Star Wars Celebration, New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Comic Con 2020, Yaya Han


Jack Ma Is Out as Softbank's Year From Hell Spirals Into Outright Disaster

Alibaba founder and Michael Jackson enthusiast, Jack Ma, is stepping down from his role on Softbank’s board just as the company is reporting the biggest losses in its history.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Softbank, Alibaba, WeWork, Michael Jackson, Jack Ma


A landslide is imminent and so is its tsunami

A remote area visited by tourists and cruises, and home to fishing villages, is about to be visited by a devastating tsunami.A wall of rock exposed by a receding glacier is about crash into the waters below.Glaciers hold such areas together — and when they're gone, bad stuff can be left behind. The Barry Glacier gives its name to Alaska's Barry Arm Fjord, and a new forecasts trouble ahead.Thanks to global warming, the glacier has been retreating, so far removing two-thirds of its support for ...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Water, Alaska, Geology, Innovation, Greenland, Barry, Glacier, Prince William Sound, Anchorage, Whittier, Department of Natural Resources, Hoover Dam, Lituya Bay


First human trial results raise hopes for coronavirus vaccine

Eight initial volunteers in US produced an antibody response from Moderna’s RNA vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first results from human trials of a vaccine against Covid-19 have given a glimmer of hope after a US firm’s study produced positive results in a group of eight volunteers.These results – which come a day after the UK government revealed a deal to secure 30m doses of a rival Oxford University vaccine, should it be successful – showed that each of ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Moderna, Coronavirus outbreak


Harley Quinn Finally Did the Thing, and Did It Right

As bloody, curse-laden, and generally bawdy as DC Universe’s Harley Quinn show is, it’s always displayed a surprising level of emotional intelligence in the way that it’s handled the complicated, interpersonal relationships that have shaped the lives of its characters. Read more...
Tags: Science, Love, Dc Comics, Animation, Streaming, Harley Quinn, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, The Joker, DC Entertainment, DC Universe, Poison Ivy


What's the Best Pet Hair Remover?

Co-opulace, I have a problem. My cat sheds. A LOT. Which wouldn’t be so much of a problem if it weren’t nigh impossible to keep him off the couch. After trying next to every dust wipe and pickup mitt under the sun these past four years, it’s suddenly dawned on me, I can’t be the only person bothered enough to wipe,…Read more...
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Illinois Unemployment Portal Made Specifically for Gig Workers Exposed Addresses, Social Security Numbers

Unemployment claims are reaching record highs, taxing each state’s digital systems like never before. But in at least one state, a laggy site or unreachable offices aren’t the only issues that resident are facing while trying to file for benefits. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Unemployment, Illinois, Glitchmodo


Super Cyclone Amphan Is Set to Hit India and Bangladesh

A rapidly intensifying Category 5 super cyclone is moving across the Bay of Bengal and heading for the India-Bangladesh border. The storm could cause extensive damage in an area already suffering from the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, India, Bangladesh, Cyclones, India Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan


This Instant Camera Prints on Cheap Thermal Paper and Reminds Me of My Beloved Game Boy Camera

The Polaroid camera might be back from the dead, but at $2 for every instant photo you snap, it makes photography an expensive hobby again. If you’re okay with a black-and-white, grainy, high-contrast aesthetic—or happen to miss the Game Boy Camera as much as I do—Oaxis’s myFirst instant camera for kids uses a…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Photography, Science, Tech, Cameras, Polaroid, Consumer Tech, Oaxis, Myfirst Camera Insta 2


Coronavirus live news: Italy begins reopening bars and cafes as rate of deaths and new infections falls again

Southern European countries ease lockdowns; South Africa reports highest daily increase; global infections pass 4.7 millionUS lockdown protests may have spread virus, cellphone data suggestsGlobal report: Italy reopens cafes as Spain prepares for return of touristsSchools reopening has not triggered rise in cases, EU ministers toldUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates – live 5.24pm BST Here is another dispatch from our Rome correspondent, Angela Giuffrida. Some Italians are sav...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Rome, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa


It's Another Terrible Week to Be Uber

Even under normal economic conditions, labor arbitrage racket and venture capitalist money pit Uber barely made sense; during an economically devastating global pandemic, the company looks to be flailing. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Layoffs, Science, Labor, Rideshare, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber Layoffs



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