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European Union Leaders Urge U.S. to Reconsider Its Decision to Withdraw From the WHO

European Union leaders on Saturday urged the U.S. to reconsider withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO) and stated that “global cooperation and solidarity through multilateral efforts” are the only effective and viable ways to win the battle against coronavirus. Read more...
Tags: Science, European Union, United States, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus, European Union Leaders Urge U S


Crab blood to remain big pharma's standard as industry group rejects substitute

Animal rights groups have been pushing a synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood in drug safety testingHorseshoe crabs’ icy-blue blood will remain the drug industry’s standard for safety tests after a powerful US group ditched a plan to give equal status to a synthetic substitute pushed by Swiss biotech Lonza and animal welfare groups.The crabs’ copper-rich blood clots in the presence of bacterial endotoxins and has long been used in tests to detect contamination in shots and infusions. Co...
Tags: Science, Environment, US, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Endangered Species, Pharmaceuticals industry, Lonza


Coronavirus live news: Global cases pass 6 million as Brazil sees record one-day increase

Brazil cases near 500,000; Pope asks world leaders to provide Covid relief; lockdown eased for clinically vulnerable in UK. Follow the latest updatesPope Francis calls on world leaders to provide coronavirus reliefGlobal cases pass 6 millionBrazil sees record one-day increase in casesSenior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientistsCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.25am BST Brazil has nearly 500,000 cases, after a record one-day increase. Brazil registered a record 33,274 new ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


National Guard Says No 'Child Soldiers' Were Deployed to Control Protests

Officials with the National Guards of Georgia and Minnesota offered swift denials on Saturday regarding allegations that some of its citizen soldiers deployed into protest zones are underage.Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Georgia, National Guard, George Floyd Protests




Next TOI blog post and comments: Why less than 25% of the world’s population is likely to get Covid-19

This is the post. And this is an email I sent out a moment ago to a number of people. ==EMAIL=== Dear all Things went pear shaped for all previous analyses and “models” when Stockholm’s data showed that it had crossed the herd immunity threshold in mid-April but serological studies showed far less than 20% […]
Tags: Travel, Science, Current Affairs, Stockholm


From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state

SpaceX was founded in 2002 and was an industry joke for many years. Eighteen years later, it is the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Today, SpaceX's Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. The journey will take about 19 hours.Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, looks at SpaceX's journey from startup to a commercial space company with the operating power of a nation-state. Today is a historic...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, Technology, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Nasa, Engineering, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Dubai, Airbus


Sen. Ted Cruz Says Allowing Iranian Leaders to Have Twitter Accounts Is Possibly Criminal

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is urging the federal government to open a criminal investigation into Twitter for allowing Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, to have accounts on the social media platform. Cruz argues that Twitter’s actions possibly violate…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Texas, Science, Social Media, Ted Cruz, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Donald Trump, Cruz, Javad Zarif


Microsoft's Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week.Read more...
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Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Journalism, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Machine Learning, Ai, Reporter, Msn, Did A Bot Write This


NASA astronauts successfully pilot SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft manually for the first time

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley took over manual control of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Saturday, shortly after the vehicle’s historic first launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Crew Dragon is designed to fly entirely autonomous throughout the full duration of its missions, including automated docking, de-orbit and landing procedures, but it has manual control systems in case anything should go wrong and the astronauts have to take over. This test is the first time the manual controls ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Dragon, Astronaut, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Cape Canaveral


SpaceX’s astronaut launch marks the dawn of the commercial human spaceflight industry

SpaceX on Saturday launched two NASA astronauts aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the accomplishment is a tremendous one for both the company and the U.S. space agency. At a fundamental level, it means that the U.S. will have continued access to the International Space Station, without having to rely on continuing to buy tickets aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to do so. But it also means the beginning of a new era for the commercial space industry – one in which private companies and i...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Flight, United States, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Iss, Tom Cruise


SpaceX successfully launches Nasa astronauts into orbit

Donald Trump and Mike Pence witness launch in FloridaFirst attempt was cancelled minutes from blast-offA rocketship named Dragon breathed new fire into America’s human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated adventure. Related: Trump wants America looking at the stars as he drags it through the gutter Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Technology, America, World news, US news, Nasa, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Trump Administration, FloridaFirst


SpaceX makes history with successful first human space launch

SpaceX made history today, flying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to space aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch, titled ‘Demo-2’, is for the final demonstration mission in the human rating process of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Falcon 9, meaning that once this mission is complete, the launch vehicle will finally be certified for operational use for regular transportation of people to space. This was the second attempt, after an initial launch try last...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Kit Harrington, At Least, Is Happy With Jon Snow's Ending in Game of Thrones

It’s been a little over a year since the last episode of Game of Thrones aired, giving us a lot of time to reflect on whether or not we were satisfied with how things ended up. This is true for the actors who brought those characters to life, too. And for Kit Harrington, at least, it turned out okay. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, Kit Harrington


Ronald D. Moore Dishes on the Original, 4-Hour Concept for the Battlestar Galactica Finale

This is a really long finale, said the joker to the thief. At roughly 141 minutes, the three-parter that ended Battlestar Galactica way back in 2009 wasn’t a short ending by any stretch of the imagination. But the original cut, which clocked in at around four hours, was even more extensive. The only problem was, it…Read more...
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Ronald D. Moore Dishes on the Original, Four-Hour Concept For the Battlestar Galactica Finale

This is a really long finale, said the joker to the thief. At roughly 141 minutes, the three-parter that ended Battlestar Galactica way back in 2009 wasn’t a short ending by any stretch of the imagination. But the original cut, which clocked in at around four hours, was even more extensive. The only problem was, it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Battlestar Galactica, Peacock, Daybreak, Ronald D Moore


2 astronauts arrive at launch pad for historic SpaceX flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts arrived at the launch pad Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.With the flight already delayed three days by bad weather, forecasters put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the 3:22 p.m. liftoff of the 270-foot Falcon 9 rocket in what would be the first launch of astronauts into orbit by a private company.It would a...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Nasa, Mommy, Kazakhstan, Bob, Donald Trump, Boeing, North Atlantic, Falcon, Hurley, Mike Pence, Buffalo New York, Eastern Seaboard


What's the Deal With All These Cicadas?

It’s like clockwork. Seasons change. Fads come and go. And, once every 17 years, millions of cicadas emerge from the ground to scream. And scream. And scream.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Bugs, Virginia, Forest, Cicadas, The Circle Of Life


Watch continuing coverage of SpaceX crewed launch to the International Space Station

SpaceX is once again preparing to make history – the private spaceflight company is set to launch its Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission in collaboration with NASA today. This is the second time they’ve prepared to launch this mission, after an attempt on Wednesday last week was scrubbed due to bad weather. Today’s attempt is set for 3:22 PM EDT (12:22 PM PDT) and preparations, along with the launch itself, will be streamed above starting at 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT). The launch will take off from Cape...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Falcon 9, Iss, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Watch live as SpaceX launches its first ever spacecraft with people on board

SpaceX is once again preparing to make history – the private spaceflight company is set to launch its Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission in collaboration with NASA today. This is the second time they’ve prepared to launch this mission, after an attempt on Wednesday last week was scrubbed due to bad weather. Today’s attempt is set for 3:22 PM EDT (12:22 PM PDT) and preparations, along with the launch itself, will be streamed above starting at 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT). The launch will take off from Cape...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Falcon 9, Iss, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?

As studies confirm many infected people show no symptoms, contact tracing and face masks assume even greater importance Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Noopur Raje’s husband fell critically ill with Covid-19 in mid-March, she did not suspect that she too was infected with the virus.Raje, an oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, had been caring for her sick husband for a week before driving him to an emergency centre with a persistently high feve...
Tags: Science, Biology, Boston, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Noopur Raje, Raje, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Watch Live: SpaceX's Second Try to Launch NASA Astronauts to the Space Station [Updated]

Update, 4:31 p.m. ET: After cancelling a planned launch earlier this week due to bad weather, SpaceX successfully launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley into orbit on the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Launches, Falcon, Rocket Launches, Crew Dragon, Douglas Hurley, Robert Behnken


Watch Live: SpaceX's Second Try to Launch NASA Astronauts to the Space Station

Bad weather stopped the much-anticipated countdown earlier this week, but SpaceX and NASA will try again today to launch a Crew Dragon to space with astronauts on board. You can catch the action live right here.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Launches, Rocket Launches, Crew Dragon


Saturday's Best Deals: Birds of Prey, Gaming Chairs, Stylish Chinos, and More

A three-piece multi-function wrench set, JACHS NY chinos, a sleek gaming chair, the Show Your Pride bundle, and more are some of Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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Tom Ellis Signs on for an Almost Inevitable 6th Season of Lucifer

Lucifer, Fox’s formerly orphaned Satanriffic procedural and now Netflix’s beloved child, is one step closer to yet another season renewal. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Warner Bros, Lucifer, Tom Ellis, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Lucifer Fox


Tom Ellis Signs On for an Almost Inevitable Sixth Season of Lucifer

Lucifer, Fox’s formerly orphaned Satanriffic procedural and now Netflix’s beloved child, is one step closer to yet another season renewal. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Warner Bros, Lucifer, Tom Ellis, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Lucifer Fox


How cosmic rays may have sparked life on Earth — and what this could mean for life on other planets

Long before animals roamed the Earth, before the first bacteria, and even before the development of DNA, tiny molecules found they could make simple copies of themselves. Cosmic rays pouring down from space constantly bombarded those molecules as they replicated, and developed over time. These particles, raining down from distant stars and galaxies, could have played a significant role in the what would become the chemistry of life. Mirror, mirror, on the wall… Molecules can take on various shap...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Earth, Syndication


Ruby Princess passengers warned after crew member tests positive to tuberculosis

Scientists prepare to examine sewage in attempt to try to find the source of a Covid-19 infection that killed Nathan TurnerPassengers on the ill-fated Ruby Princess cruise ship have been sent another warning from the New South Wales health department, warning that they could have been exposed to tuberculosis.The Ruby Princess voyage that arrived in Sydney on 19 March is responsible for about 10% of all coronavirus infections in Australia, and the bungled management of the outbreak has sparked tw...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Nathan TurnerPassengers


A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising

Without the proper context, it is impossible to understand the mushroom cloud of uprisings that are exploding across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others.Read more...
Tags: Science, Protest, America, History, Riots, Fed, Justice In America, Fed Uprising 2020, George Floyd Breanna Taylor Ahmaud Arbery



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