Coronavirus live news: 6m Australians download tracing app as experts fear second wave in US summer

New witnesses cast doubt on Cummings’s lockdown claims; Trump golfs in Virginia; WHO says pandemic ‘taking different pathway’ in Africa. Follow the latest updatesSix million Australians download tracing appGlobal report: Muslims face curfews ahead of Eid amid Covid-19 crisisAmerica begins to unlock for summer – but is it inviting a second wave?New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings’s lockdown claimsCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.24am BST In Australia, the government is facing sustai...
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Universal Orlando Parks Will Reopen June 5 Despite Risk of Coronavirus Case Spikes

After shutting down indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Universal announced this week that its Orlando parks will reopen their gates beginning on June 5. Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay have been empty for months following several other high-profile theme park closuresRead more...
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In About-Face, UK Will Not Allow Huawei to Be Involved in Any Part of Its 5G Networks

It appears the UK wants Chinese telecommunications company Huawei as far away from its 5G network as possible. In an about-face, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told officials to create plans to reduce Huawei’s involvement in the country’s 5G networks to zero by 2023.Read more...
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Jurassic World: Dominion Is Definitely Not the Planned End of the Series, Says Producer

If you were wondering, will we, as a people, ever escape from the spectre of velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus rexes chasing us through spectacular pyrotechnic conflagrations? The answer is, absolutely not. Read more...
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NASA and SpaceX rehearse for big launch day, complete with a Tesla ride to the pad

NASA and SpaceX put astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and the rest of the team at Kennedy Space Center in Florida through a "dry dress rehearsal" today in preparation for next week's historic launch to the International Space Station. The simulated countdown covered all of the steps on the timeline for sending the two astronauts on the first-ever crewed trip into space aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon, up to the point of loading propellants into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Com...
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Pro-Privacy Lawmakers Secure a Vote to Protect Browsing Data From Warrantless FBI Collection

In a hard-fought victory for privacy reformers, the U.S. House of Representatives is now expected to vote as early as Wednesday on an amendment that would explicitly prohibit the warrantless collection of internet search and browsing history without a warrant, sources tell Gizmodo.Read more...
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Trump Is Considering Forming a Panel to Review Complaints of Anti-Conservative Bias Online: Report

After years of complaining of online bias against him, President Donald Trump is thinking about doing something about it—again. The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump is considering forming a panel to review (so far unsubstantiated) allegations of anti-conservative bias on social media, which could include the…Read more...
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These YouTubers Made an Iron Man Glove With a Real Plasma Cutter, and It Seems Very Dangerous

Honestly, if Iron Man really existed, he’d probably be more dangerous to himself than anyone else. Read more...
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The Writer of Back to the Future: Part II Blames Universal for Netflix's Weirdly Censored Version of the Film

If you watched Back to the Future: Part II when it first hit Netflix, you might have noticed a little something was missing. According to the writer of the series, it wasn’t exactly Netflix’s fault. Read more...
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Boston Dynamics' Robodog Roams New Zealand Countryside with a New Purpose: Sheep Herding

Canines beware: Apparently we humans aren’t the only ones who need to worry about our inevitable robot overlords replacing us.Read more...
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Coding is a language — and that’s why kids can learn it faster than you

Across the world, the conversion of information into a digital format – also called “digitalization” – has increased productivity in the public and private sectors. As a result, virtually every country in the world is working towards a digital economy. As this new economy evolves, special skills like computer programming are needed. This is like a language of numbers, known as code, which allows people to write instructions that are executed by computers. The goal is to create something: from a ...
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Sweden’s Covid-19 policy is a model for the right. It’s also a deadly folly | Nick Cohen

The Swedes were the Brexiters’ poster nation, but now have Europe’s worst death rateCoronavirus – latest updatesTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?Covid-19 is nature’s way of making bad situations worse. From the moment it turned the world upside down, you could have predicted that the Chinese Communist party would have arrested whistleblowers and covered up the threat to humanity. It’s what it does best, after all.You would not have needed mystical powers to divine that Viktor O...
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Jonathan Nolan Offers an Ominous Hint About the Direction of Westworld's Next Season

A reckoning is coming. (Spoilers for the end of the third season incoming.)Read more...
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Saturday's Best Deals: Car Wash Kits, Marvel Must Haves, Butter London Nail Polish, and More

A Memorial Day sale at Butter London, an all-seasons weighted blanket for cheap, $10 worth of Marvel comics, NieR: Automata, and more lead the charge of Saturday’s beat deals.Read more...
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What We Do in the Shadows to Keep Lurking for Another Season

Who knew vampires could be so hilarious?
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The science of making sourdough bread

The transformation of dough into a loaf is chemistry in action. With a bit of physics and microbiology. And love…If bread is rising, sourdough is soaring. Along with pasta and toilet rolls, flour was among the first products to vanish from supermarket shelves and Covid-19 inspired a home-baking boom. While Google searches for “bread” tripled in the UK in the weeks after mid-March, those for “sourdough” rose sixfold. Sourdough differs from most bread in that it contains no baker’s yeast, relying ...
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A letter to my post-lockdown self: ‘Keep listening to the birds’

Author Bernardine Evaristo, broadcaster Hugh Pym, playwright James Graham and more pen letters to themselves, to be opened in May 2021James Graham, playwright Continue reading...
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U.S. Blacklists Dozens of Chinese Companies Working on AI, Face Recognition Tech

The U.S. Commerce Department has put another 33 Chinese businesses—many of which develop artificial intelligence and face recognition tech—on its economic blacklist as a punitive measure for purportedly conspiring with Beijing and the government’s brutal crackdown on Muslim minorities.Read more...
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Sleep-wake disturbances can predict recurrent events in stroke survivors

The study, conducted in Switzerland, found that having multiple sleep-wake disturbances such as sleep-disordered breathing, extreme long or short sleep duration, insomnia and restless leg syndrome independently and significantly increased the risk of a new cardio-cerebrovascular event in the two years following a stroke.
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New studies reveal extent and risks of laughing gas & stimulant abuse among young people

In one study, researchers from Turkey reported increasing stimulant use among medical students approaching their final exams, despite the substantial risks to their health. In the second study, researchers from the Netherlands detailed the neurological outcomes associated with recreational use of laughing gas (nitrous oxide), suggesting that, for some individuals, permanent neurological damage can occur.
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Does MRI have an environmental impact?

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo. Gadolinium is contained in contrast agents given to patients undergoing medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and it has been shown in labs to become toxic when exposed to ultraviolet rays. The researchers found significantly elevated levels, particularly near water treatment plants, highlighting the need for new public policy and removal technologies as MRI become even ...
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