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Sunday's Best Deals: Cooler Backpacks, SanDisk MicroSDs, New York Times Best-Sellers, and More

A sale on New York Times best-sellers, a massive ass cleaver, a super useful cooler backpack, JACHS NY polos, and more are Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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Watch Three Brand-New Looney Tunes Shorts Courtesy of HBO Max

HBO Max is an opportunity for Warner Bros. to flex its muscles, leveraging its long creative history to make the sort of shows and films that entice people to buy into a new streaming platform. Which means that fans of classic Warner animation get a special treat: New Looney Tunes. And the first episode of Looney Tune…Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner, Warner Bros, Looney Tunes, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Warner Bros Animation, Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, HBO Max, Looney Tunes Cartoons


Say Hello to 'Glacier Mice,' a Herd of Mysterious Moving Moss Balls

In some places around the world, you can find bright green balls of moss scattered across glaciers. That picture is incredible all by itself, but what is truly mind-boggling is that this colony of moss balls moves. All at about the same speeds and in the same directions.Read more...
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Stanford coronavirus research: Did politically-motivated scientists hype their speedy study?

In the race to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s scientists have embraced a radically new method of disseminating information about their research, offering it quickly and without filters in the effort to understand and control this deadly disease. But their new communication model is striking at the heart of scientific integrity, publicizing research that has been corrupted by speed, sloppiness and opacity. And now the academic world is being roiled by a question for which millions of l...
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Austria's president apologises for Covid-19 curfew breach – as it happened

France asks citizens to avoid foreign trips; US likely to impose travel restrictions on Brazil; Afghanistan cases top 10,000. This blog has closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog here for live updatesAustrian president apologises for breaching curfew 12.31am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below - head there for the latest coronavirus news from around the world: Related: Coronavirus live news: US bars travel from Brazil as British PM’s adviser reported to police over lo...
Tags: Science, Biology, France, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Austria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: US bars travel from Brazil as British PM’s adviser reported to police over lockdown breach

Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings despite outcry; France sees lowest daily cases and deaths since lockdown; India resumes domestic flights. Follow the latest updatesDominic Cummings facing possible police investigation as pressure mountsJohnson’s defence of Cummings sparks anger from allies and opponents Australia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.22am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Sullivan. I’ll be brin...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, France, China, Russia, India, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa




Days After Trump Called to Reopen Churches, Birx Says It “May Not Be Safe” for Some

Speaking just two days after President Donald Trump said churches and other houses of worship were “essential” and argued that they should reopen this weekend, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said that churches may not be safe for people with pre-existing conditions. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, White House, Donald Trump, Churches, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Deborah Birx


Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Neill Star in a Short Film About a Sentient Cell Phone

One thing that global isolation has been good for (other than not getting sick) is the wave of lo-fi homemade short films from the sort of people who would normally be starring in, y’know, big expensive movies instead of making silly movies for Twitter. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cell Phones, Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Neill, Short Films, Lockdown, Quarantine, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Sam Neill Star


Looks Like Google Messages Might Finally Be Getting End-to-End Encryption

End-to-end encryption for RCS appears to finally be in the pipeline for Google’s messaging app. That’s according to code spotted in an upcoming version update by the folks at APKMirror, as first reported by 9to5 Google this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Imessage, Messaging, Whatsapp, Encryption, Facebook Messenger, Signal, Text Messaging, Encrypted Messaging, End To End Encryption, Text Messages, RCS


Maybe AT-ATs Aren't as Dumb as They Look

AT-ATs, one of the most visually iconic markers of the Empire’s military reign, have one serious problem: their big dumb stupid fragile legs. You know, the ones that can be stopped with the application of a particularly taut rope. But maybe they’re not as big of a problem as they appear?Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Austria's president apologises for curfew breach

France asks citizens to avoid foreign trips; US likely to impose travel restrictions on Brazil; Afghanistan cases top 10,000Austrian president apologises for breaching curfewCoronavirus latest: at a glance 8.30pm BST The Guardian’s Carole Cadwalladr and Paul Lewis tally the dissenting advisors: Actually five...if you count two other scientific advisers of the same Sage subgroup (@val23curtis and @ProfJohnDrury) who just retweeted Stephen Reicher. Not sure if they meant that as an endorsement...
Tags: Science, Biology, France, India, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Austria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


What She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Gets Right About Redemption Arcs

I’m still reeling from the whirlwind of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s final season. But even in a season full of excitement and warfare, what sticks with me about the show isn’t the big, dramatic setpieces. It’s how well the show understands what it means to grow. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Noelle Stevenson, AJ Michalka, Aimee Carrero, Catra, Shadow Weaver, Princesses of Power, Adora, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power


Former NASA Engineer Builds a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course to Stop Nut-Stealing Backyard Squirrels

If you’ve ever installed a backyard bird feeder in hopes of peacefully observing your fine feathered friends, you’re probably aware that it quickly becomes a target for your local squirrel population. Now, if anyone can stop a squirrel from breaching a bird feeder you’d assume a former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory…Read more...
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch first astronauts from US soil since 2011

Falcon 9 rocket to make history as billionaire seeks to commercialise space travelElon Musk’s SpaceX company hopes to make history on Wednesday by launching the first astronauts into space from US soil in nine years, as the billionaire takes the next step in his dream to commercialise space travel.Donald Trump will be among the spectators at Kennedy space centre in Florida to witness the launch, which has been given the green light despite the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: France asks citizens to avoid foreign trips; Wuhan lab had bat viruses but not Covid-19

US likely to impose travel restrictions on Brazil; Afghanistan cases top 10,000; Taliban announces ceasefire over EidWuhan lab says its bat strains were not Covid-19 as US nears 100,00 deathsUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 5.23pm BST There were 50 new coronavirus deaths in Italy on Sunday, however the civil protection authority said the latest figures did not include deaths in the worst-hit Lombardy region due to late reporting. New cases rose by 531, down from 6...
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R&D Roundup: ‘Twisted light’ lasers, prosthetic vision advances and robot-trained dogs

I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may prove important in the world of tech and startups. In this edition: a new type of laser emitter that uses metamaterials, robot-trained dogs, a breakthrough in neurological research that may advance prosthetic vision and other cutting-edge technology. Twisted laser-starters We think of lasers as going “straight” because that’s ...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Electronics, Tech, University of Pennsylvania, Biotech, Robotics, Laser, Optics, University of the Witwatersrand, Prosthesis, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, R&D Roundup


Coronavirus live news: Wuhan lab had bat viruses but not Covid-19 strain; Russia reports highest daily death toll

Lab says none of three bat viruses match Covid-19; new witnesses cast doubt on UK advisor’s lockdown claims; WHO says pandemic ‘taking different pathway’ in AfricaWuhan lab says its bat strains were not Covid-19 as US nears 100,00 deathsNew witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings’s lockdown claimsUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.25pm BST Dominic Cummings, the under-fire adviser to Boris Johnson, has been seen entering 10 Downing Street. Significant? We don’t y...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, Biology, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Taiwan, Medical Research, United States


Sweden 'wrong' not to shut down, says former state epidemiologist

Scientist who oversaw the response to Sars says country has failed the vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe predecessor of Sweden’s state epidemiologist has broken her silence on the country’s controversial coronavirus strategy, saying she now believes the authorities should have put in place tougher restrictions in the early stages of the pandemic to bring the virus under control.Annika Linde, who oversaw Sweden’s response to swine flu and Sars as state epid...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Infectious Diseases, Finland, Sars, Linde, Denmark Norway, Coronavirus outbreak, Anders Tegnell, Annika Linde


Coronavirus live news: Wuhan lab had bat viruses but not Covid-19 strain as Australia border row simmers

Lab says none of three bat viruses match Covid-19; new witnesses cast doubt on Cummings’s lockdown claims; WHO says pandemic ‘taking different pathway’ in Africa. Follow the latest updatesMorrison urges state leaders to justify economic damage from ongoing border restrictionsWuhan lab says its bat strains were not Covid-19 as US nears 100,00 deathsAmerica begins to unlock for summer – but is it inviting a second wave?New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings’s lockdown claimsCoronavirus lates...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Middle East


The US doctors taking Trump’s lead on hydroxychloroquine – despite mixed results

The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, a fringe group, offers advice that isn’t ‘consistent with evidence-based medicine’, experts sayCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesThere is an alternate universe of Covid-19 misinformation masquerading as science, which with the encouragement of Donald Trump, is proliferating among his supporters.Among the most ardent proponents of these claims is the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a fringe group of less th...
Tags: Health, Science, US, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Doctors, Donald Trump, Trump, Brad Parscale, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, American Association of Physicians


Elon Musk's Crew Dragon puts America back in the space race

The launch of the billionaire’s vessel will be the first manned US flight since shuttle missions were shut down nine years agoWhen American astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the International Space Station this week, they will find an unusual message waiting for them. On the inside of the hatch where their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to dock, a small stars and stripes flag has been sealed in a plastic bag with a cryptic message attached. “Flown on STS-1 and STS-135....
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, US, America, World news, Nasa, International Space Station, KSC, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Kennedy Space Centre Continue


Everyone wants to 'follow the science'. But we can't waste time on blame

The Royal Society president says scientists must not be made scapegoats for policy failuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn 1981, a virus that had jumped the species barrier some decades earlier to infect humans began to wreak havoc among the gay community in San Francisco and New York. A taskforce was set up to study the cause of this disease, and it took a few years to identify HIV as the definitive cause of Aids and its genome to be sequenced, and nearly 15 years...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, San Francisco, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Aids and HIV, Royal Society, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Epilepsy-related deaths common in young adults and are not reducing, new research shows

A new study due to be presented at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Virtual Congress shows the burden of potentially avoidable epilepsy-related deaths in young adults remains large, with those aged between 16 and 24 having a six-fold increased risk of epilepsy-related death.
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A return to the wild for better immune health

A research team led by the University of Adelaide has found that revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity towards a more natural, biodiverse state, which has been linked to human health benefits.
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Zika infection soon after birth leads to long-term brain and behavior problems

Yerkes NPRC researchers have shown Zika virus infection soon after birth leads to long-term brain and behavior problems. This study, one of the first to shed light on potential long-term effects of Zika infection after birth, shows the infection led to Impairments in memory function, changes in behavior, including reduced social interactions and increased emotional reactions, and some gross motor deficits. These changes corresponded with brain changes on MRI scans, indicating long-term neurologi...
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New insights into vaping uptake among Māori and Pacific peoples

Māori and Pasifika who have not been able to quit smoking may need more support to move from smoking to vaping, researchers from the University of Otago and Māori public health collective Hāpai Te Hauora have found.
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Using wastewater to monitor COVID-19

A recent review paper from an international research group shows how wastewater could provide a useful tool for monitoring COVID-19 and highlights the further research needed to develop this as a viable method for tracking virus outbreaks.
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