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I Climbed Trees for an Hour to Find This Mavic Air 2, and I'd Still Buy It

It might have forced me to commune with nature unexpectedly, but I still want DJI’s new drone: The Mavic Air 2.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Dji, Ai, Consumer Tech, DJI Mavic Air 2, Mavic Air 2


River birds ingest up to 200 microplastic pieces daily

This troubling discovery made by UK researchers is one of the first to follow plastic through the freshwater food chain.
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How Animals Communicate

Humans and other animals are quite alike—we all just speak different languages. For humans, it’s about the spoken word. With animals, the language may have nothing to do with the auditory sense. It could be gorgeous, like Caribbean reef squid that communicate through color patterns. Other times it’s tactile, like the…Read more...
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NASA and SpaceX Are ‘Go’ For Historic Launch of Crew Dragon With Astronauts on Board

On Wednesday, NASA and SpaceX will launch two astronauts into orbit on a Crew Dragon spacecraft in what’s the most anticipated launch of the year.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine trial and warns of 'second peak' in pandemic

Mexico City records thousands more deaths than usual, amid doubt over official Covid-19 toll; UK PM’s senior adviser won’t apologise for lockdown breach; Iceland eases national alert; Follow the latest updatesWHO warns of “second peak” in areas where Covid-19 decliningWHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fearsDominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breachAustralia coronavirus - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 4.21am BST Watch: The World Heal...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine trial as Mexico death toll questioned

UK PM’s senior adviser won’t apologise for lockdown breach; White House brings Brazil travel restrictions forward two days; Follow the latest updatesMexico City records thousands more deaths than usual, amid doubt over official Covid-19 tollDominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breachWHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fearsAustralia coronavirus - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.27am BST Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was unable to vis...
Tags: UK, Science, Mexico, White House, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Boris Johnson's senior adviser refuses to apologise for lockdown breach – as it happened

Dominic Cummings will not resign; WHO drops hydroxychloroquine from global study into experimental coronavirus treatments. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereDominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breach 1.04am BST We’ve fired up a brand new blog at the link below – follow me there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine trial as Mexico death toll questioned 12.33am BST The White House o...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, White House, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


World Health Organization Halts Trials of Trump's 'Miracle' Covid-19 Drug, Citing Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization (WHO) is temporarily suspending clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as an experimental coronavirus treatment amid mounting safety concerns. Surprising no one, it appears the antimalarial drug might not be the “miracle” covid-19 treatment that President Donald Trump has hyped it up to be.Read more...
Tags: Science, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Centers for Disease Control, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Jump Into a New MMO and Ignore the Real World With Final Fantasy XIV, Just $37

Final Fantasy XIV: Complete Edition | $37 | AmazonRead more...
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Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson's senior adviser refuses to apologise for lockdown breach

Dominic Cummings will not resign; WHO drops hydroxychloroquine from global study into experimental coronavirus treatments; Follow the latestDominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breachWHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fearsAustralia coronavirus - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.16am BST Ten million UK adults have been volunteering in their community during the coronavirus crisis, and most say they will carry on after the lockdown end...
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Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt, 'next big test ASAP' for Richard Branson’s spaceflight firm

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed on its first rocket launch attempt, which took place out of the Mojave Spaceport in Southern California. Here's a quick shot from takeoff. pic.twitter.com/7nt1u58ogs — Virgin Orbit (@Virgin_Orbit) May 25, 2020 The small satellite launcher's first live launch test took place on Monday, May 25, the Memorial Day holiday in the United States. In a series of tweets, the company stated: In this first launch demo, we successfully completed all of our ...
Tags: Post, Business, Space, Science, United States, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Spaceflight, Southern California, Eric Berger, Jonathan McDowell, Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Orbit, Mojave Spaceport


NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX’s first ever astronaut launch is a ‘go’

NASA and SpaceX are closer than ever to a moment both have been preparing for since the beginning of the Commercial Crew program in 2010. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are now set to fly with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken onboard, making a trip to the International Space Station, and both the agency and SpaceX announced today that they have officially passed the final flight readiness review, meaning everything is now a ‘go’ for launch. According to NASA Commer...
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Virgin Orbit’s first orbital test flight cut short after rocket released from carrier aircraft

On Monday, Virgin Orbit attempted the first full flight of its orbital payload launch system, which includes a modified Boeing 747 called ‘Cosmic Girl’ that acts as a carrier aircraft for its air-launched rocket LauncherOne. While Virgin Orbit has flown Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne previously for different tests and demonstrations, this was the first end-to-end system test. Unfortunately, that test ended much earlier than planned – just shortly after the LauncherOne rocket was released from Co...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, California, Tech, Ceo, Virgin Galactic, Virgin, Virgin Group, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Virgin Atlantic, Spaceport, Outer Space, Kelly Latimer


Millions of Noisy Cicadas to Emerge This Year After 17 Years Underground

A brood of periodic cicadas not seen since 2003 is expected to emerge this year in parts of the United States. Farmers are being told to plan accordingly, as the insects pose a threat to fruit and ornamental crops. Read more...
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Why glass frogs have see-through skin becomes clear in study

While colour of body changes little, legs are more translucent to help amphibians to blend inThe mystery of why glass frogs have see-through skin has been solved, scientists say: the unusual feature is a type of camouflage.Glass frogs are found in tropical Central and South America, and get their name from their skin. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Animal behaviour, South America, Amphibians


This Robot Barista Helps South Korea's Café-Goers Practice Social Distancing

It’s like an introvert’s dream: the ability to grab a cup of morning joe with zero human-ing involved.Read more...
Tags: Coffee, South Korea, Science, Automation, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Cafe, Coffee Shops, Coffee Makers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Fantasy Sagas to Watch and Play, Ranked By How Good Their Florence + The Machine Collaboration Was

Sometimes, you’re just in the mood to dive into a fantastical world because you want swords and sorcery, magical creatures, or an excuse to escape from reality. There’s so much of it though, we thought to offer you a much more specific subgenre of fantasy media to dive into: fantasy via the medium of...musician…Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Game Of Thrones, Dragon Age, Florence and the Machine, Twilight, Final Fantasy, Snow White and the Huntsman, Watch It Nerds


WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fears

Malaria drug taken by Trump could raise risk of death and heart problems, study showsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has said it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the malaria drug Donald Trump said he is taking as a precaution — from its global study into experimental coronavirus treatments after safety concerns.The WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that s...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Lancet, Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


AMD Is Sticking With Its AM4 Socket and That's Great If You Want to Build a PC

It’s a small thing that only people building and upgrading their own PCs will appreciate but to the delight of AMD enthusiasts, the company recently announced that it would make its future Zen 3 architecture compatible with the older X470 and B450 motherboards, and it would be sticking with its AM4 socket too.…Read more...
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Here Are Some Upsetting Parasites

The world is filled with disturbing creatures that slither, crawl, and scuttle. But few things are more dreadful to the imagination than the animals, fungi, and other assorted organisms whose sole purpose in life is to invade and feed off the lives of others. Here are some of the creepiest parasites in the animal…Read more...
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The Period Sci-Fi Drama The Vast of Night Has a Fascinating Origin Story

There’s no way The Vast of Night is made by a first-time filmmaker. There’s just no way. It’s so beautifully constructed. So expertly shot. So tactfully acted. It’s the work of a talent with years and years of experience under their belt, right? Wrong. And io9 had a chance to speak with the person behind it all.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Streaming, Roswell, Amazon Studios, UFOs, Andrew Patterson, The Vast Of Night


The Climate Case for the Four-Day Work Week

Jacinda Ardern has won a lot of rightful praise for New Zealand’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The nation has stood as an outlier with cases that have stayed low, and the country is beginning to reopen in what it hopes is a safe way. So maybe we should also be paying attention to what their ideas are for a…Read more...
Tags: Work, Science, New Zealand, Workers Rights, Leisure Time, Jacinda Ardern, Leisure Society, Coronavirus


The scientific race to understand Covid-19

In the five months since the world learned about Covid-19, it has killed hundreds of thousands of people. In that time, what have scientists found out – and what do they still not know?This episode first aired on Today in Focus, the Guardian’s global daily news podcast made by the Guardian team in London.Coronaviruses have been causing problems for humanity for a long time. Several versions are known to trigger common colds and more recently two types have set off outbreaks of deadly illnesses: ...
Tags: Science, London, World news, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Guardian, Coronavirus outbreak, Focus the Guardian


Monday's Best Deals: Sourdough Starters, CBD Pillows, Drill Sets, and More

A huge pack of AA batteries for $20, refurbished Sony earbuds, essential bidets, some calming CBD pillows, and more are some of Memorial Day’s best deals.Read more...
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How Will Our Bodies Change From Being Inside for Months?

According to multiple ads I’ve seen, we are in this thing together. “Together we will prevail,” the ads say. You lay there—alone, in a shirt stained with who can say what—and think: nothing. What is there to think? If you were going to have an interesting thought, you would’ve had it weeks ago. Better to wreck…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Fitness, Mental Health, Metabolism, Excercise, Covid 19


iPadOS vs Windows vs Chrome OS: Which is the Best Tablet Experience Right Now?

If you’re choosing a new tablet, or a new tablet that can turn into a laptop if you attach a keyboard to it, then you’ve got three choices: iPadOS, Windows, or ChromeOS. One dedicated tablet OS, recently split from the iPhone, and two converted desktop OSes doing double duty on tablets. Which one is best for you?Read more...
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iPadOS vs Windows vs ChromeOS: Which is the Best Tablet Experience Right Now?

If you’re choosing a new tablet, or a new tablet that can turn into a laptop if you attach a keyboard to it, then you’ve got three choices: iPadOS, Windows, or ChromeOS. One dedicated tablet OS, recently split from the iPhone, and two converted desktop OSes doing double duty on tablets. Which one is best for you?Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Windows, Chrome Os, Tablets, iPadOS


Emissions have dropped 17% — but it doesn’t mean we’re addressing climate change

The global COVID-19 quarantine has meant less air pollution in cities and clearer skies. Animals are strolling through public spaces, and sound pollution has diminished, allowing us to hear the birds sing. But these relatively small and temporary changes should not be mistaken for the COVID-19 pandemic actually helping to fix climate change. Quite the contrary: the pandemic that made the world stop offers a glimpse of the deep changes in lifestyles and economic structures that we need to impleme...
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China set to launch Mars probe and rover mission in July

China’s space program will launch a Mars mission in July, according to its current plans. This will include deploying an orbital probe to study the red planet, and a robotic, remotely-controlled rover for surface exploration. The U.S. has also been planning another robotic rover mission for Mars, and it’s set to take off this summer, too – peak time for an optimal transit from Earth to Mars thanks to their relative orbits around the Sun. This will be the first rover mission to Mars for China’...
Tags: TC, Astronomy, Space, Science, China, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, Space Exploration, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Mars Mission, Mars Rover


Coronavirus live news: Spain eases restrictions in major cities; Japan to end state of emergency

Madrid and Barcelona move to next phase of lockdown; UK PM continues to back senior adviser; Germany enters recession Global report: US suspends travel from Brazil as schools reopen in parts of AustraliaUK adviser Cummings facing possible police investigationUK coronavirus updates - live Coronavirus latest: at a glance 11.15am BST A chilling video warning Italians not to drop their guard against coronavirus as they socialise has provoked strong reaction on social media.The video, entitled ‘H...
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