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224 Environmental Groups Endorse the Movement for Black Lives—But It Can't End There

The environmental movement has had a reckoning coming its way for decades when it comes to its racist history. While it’s been inching toward it in recent years, the events of the past two weeks have thrown the floodgates wide open.Read more...
Tags: Science, Protests, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Movement, George Floyd


Coronavirus live news: New Zealand 'Covid-19 free' as global cases pass 7 million

New Zealand has zero active cases; Deaths worldwide pass 400,000; Chile deaths jump after new fatalities added. Follow the latest updatesNew Zealand declares it has no remaining coronavirus casesKnown global cases pass 7 millionGlobal report: China hails coronavirus response as world death toll tops 400,000After six months of coronavirus, how close are we to defeating it?Australia coronavirus updates – live 3.24am BST As always, we welcome questions, comments, news and tips from our blog rea...
Tags: Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Microbiology, New Zealand, Coronavirus outbreak, updatesNew Zealand


Apple Wins Patent for Socially Distant Group Selfies

It can be difficult to return to business as usual during America’s first phase of reopening with federal social distancing recommendations still in effect. But a new patent from Apple gives us a glimpse into how one bit of normalcy—group selfies—might work even when we’re all at least six feet apart.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Selfies, America, Social Distancing


Coronavirus live news: New Zealand declares it has no remaining cases of Covid-19

Deaths worldwide pass 400,000; Chile deaths jump after new fatalities added; India records nearly 10,000 new cases. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: China hails coronavirus response as world death toll tops 400,000Saudi Virus cases top 100,000After six months of coronavirus, how close are we to defeating it?Australia coronavirus updates – live 2.26am BST Kiwis are celebrating on Twitter: New Zealand is free of #COVID-19 cases. The world sees what true leadership in a health crisis loo...
Tags: Science, China, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Microbiology, New Zealand, Nz, Michael Baker, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Your Phone’s Hidden Data, the Dangers of Tear Gas, and Cowboy Bebop: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

I don’t know about y’all, but there’s been a lot going on in recent days. While my brain is intent on learning about the battles of 2020, including the ones against coronavirus and for racial justice, sometimes it just needs a break from the news. During those times, I binge on TV for a while. These past few weeks,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Climate Change, White House, Dc Comics, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Sony, Sonos, Cowboy Bebop, The Punisher, Tear Gas, Iphone 12


Coronavirus live news: global cases near 7 million as Saudi infections pass 100,000

Deaths worldwide pass 400,000; Chile deaths jump after new fatalities added; India records nearly 10,000 new cases. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: China hails coronavirus response as world death toll tops 400,000Saudi Virus cases top 100,000After six months of coronavirus, how close are we to defeating it?Australia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.25am BST Brazil has registered 37,312 total coronavirus deaths while total cases in the country reached 685,42...
Tags: Science, Mexico, China, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Microbiology, Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


Ridley Scott Wants to Use a New Movie to Answer an Obvious Question Raised by Alien

Ridley Scott seems like there’s somewhere in his brain that is always thinking about Alien. He’s never quite been able to leave the franchise behind, and after returning with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, it does feel like he’s camped out to stay. And while Covenant didn’t do well enough to demand an immediate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Aliens, Ridley Scott, Alien, 20th Century Fox, Xenomorph, Alien Covenant


Brazil’s President Accuses the WHO of 'Ideological Bias' and Threatens Withdrawal

U.S. President Donald Trump apparently isn’t the only world leader unhappy with the World Health Organization (WHO) and who’s willing to take drastic steps in response. On Friday, Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro accused the WHO of having an “ideological bias” and threatened to withdraw from the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Brazil, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Even Scientists Funded by Zuckerberg Are Dragging Facebook for Its Hypocrisy

Over the weekend, more than 140 scientists who have received funding from the Facebook CEO’s philanthropic group, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg denouncing his spineless response to the president’s most recent inflammatory comments. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Zuckerberg, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Facebook CEO, President Trump, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, The Chan Zuckerberg Intiative


The Austin Police Department Explains Its Bizarre Thank-You Card Tweet

America is, you might be aware, expressing a groundswell of disgust against police brutality following the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor—a challenging scenario many local law enforcement departments have responded to with an increased escalation of said brutality. Considering the sheer number of videos…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, America, Black Lives Matter, Apd, Austin Police Department, Low Stakes Internet Mysteries, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Police Thank You Cards


CDC: Americans Are Misting Their Bodies With Disinfectant Spray and Gargling Bleach to Prevent Coronavirus

Although President Donald Trump has said that he was only being sarcastic when he suggested people inject disinfectant into the body to cure coronavirus, there are some Americans who do not think that this idea is a joke. In fact, according to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Disinfectants


Director Kirk Wise Describes the Atlantis: The Lost Empire Sequel We Never Got

Atlantis: The Lost Empire was a distinct and underrated entry in Disney’s modern-day lineup, breaking with a lot of convention and showcasing gorgeous, engrossing animation to boot. According to its director, Kirk Wise, a sequel was planned, with a twisty villain reveal and everything.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Animation, Michael J Fox, Kirk Wise, Atlantis The Lost Empire


Batwoman's Showrunner Considered a 'Soap Opera'-Style Recast, But Ultimately Decided Against It

With the surprising news that Ruby Rose was leaving Batwoman came the equally surprising news that, in response, the showrunners would not simply be recasting the role of Kate Kane, but would instead be entirely rebooting the show, starring a new character, who casting calls refer to as “Ryan Wilder”, who will come to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Batwoman, Cw, Ruby Rose, Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Kate Kane, Ryan Wilder


Apropos of Nothing, Check Out These Fantasy Novels by LGBT Creators

Why do I bring this up today? Oh, no reason. Definitely not because one of the world’s most (formerly) beloved fantasy authors outed herself definitively as a transphobe, sharing boilerplate trans-exclusionary talking points that are pretty easily debunked. Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Transphobia, All The Birds In The Sky, Charlie Jane Anders, Sarah Gailey, Noelle Stevenson, Nimona, Magic For Liars A Novel, The Black Tides Of Heaven, Jy Neon Yang, Queen Of The Conquered, Kacen Callendar


Brazil stops releasing Covid-19 death toll and wipes data from official site

Government accused of totalitarianism and censorship after Bolsonaro orders end to publication of numbersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Brazilian government has been accused of totalitarianism and censorship after it stopped releasing its total numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths and wiped an official site clean of swaths of data.Health ministry insiders told local media the move was ordered by far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, himself – and was met with wide...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, Americas, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak


What is the coronavirus R number and is it rising in the UK?

Research suggests the average number of people one person infects may be increasing – but opinions differ as to why Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith models suggesting that R could have risen above 1 in some parts of the UK, we look at what that means and how concerned we should be: Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Global report: China hails coronavirus response as world death toll tops 400,000

Beijing denies cover-up or delay, while countries easing lockdowns face spike in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus globally has topped 400,000, as the Chinese government released a report lauding its own response to the pandemic that emerged in the city of Wuhan six months ago.As more countries prepared to continue easing their lockdowns from Monday, Singapore’s prime minister warned the city-state’s citizens that the...
Tags: Science, China, Singapore, India, World news, Turkey, US news, Iran, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Italy, Brazil, Jordan, Panama, Wuhan


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Boris Johnson told to dump rhetoric and plan for new Covid wave

Medical chiefs call for a public health campaign as faith in government strategy slumpsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior figures from across the NHS have issued an urgent plea for a comprehensive plan to tackle a second wave of coronavirus infections, as Boris Johnson continues to lose public confidence in his handling of the pandemic.Amid persistent fears among scientists that the virus remains too prevalent to ease the lockdown further, the prime minister has b...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


How ‘microgravity’ changes the bodies of astronauts

Being an astronaut looks like an exciting and glamorous career. But have you ever thought about the dangers that these people face by being exposed to extreme conditions, such as radiation and microgravity? Living and working in microgravity can impact your whole body in different ways. On the other hand, the human body is capable of adapting its physiology to survive in diverse conditions. “[S]paceflight poses unique medical problems due to prolonged exposure to a combination of stressful stimu...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Syndication


Repetitive negative thinking linked to dementia risk

Persistently engaging in negative thinking patterns may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease, finds a new UCL-led study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia.
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Breakthrough close on coronavirus antibody therapy: reports

Scientists say injection of cloned antibodies could help treat people already infected, while vaccine development continuesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists working on coronavirus treatments may be close to a breakthrough on an antibody treatment that could save the lives of people who become infected, it has been reported.An injection of cloned antibodies that counteract Covid-19 could prove significant for those in the early stages of infection, according t...
Tags: Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Coronavirus outbreak, AstraZeneca Continue


Sex differences in participation in large-scale genetic studies may affect results

An international group of researchers have found differences in the characteristics that drive men and women to participate in genome-wide association studies, which analyse genetic variants in different individuals to see if any are associated with a trait or disease. Millions of participants are involved. This means that researchers can see smaller and smaller effects increasing the number of genes they can link to a disease or trait, but these large numbers also mean that biases can affect r...
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Great white shark diet surprises scientists

The first-ever detailed analysis of the diet of great white sharks has shown they spend more time feeding at the seafloor than many would have expected.
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For university classrooms, are telepresence robots the next best thing to being there?

Telepresence robots help university students learning remotely to feel more a part of the class, new research suggests.
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Virus DNA spread across surfaces in hospital ward over 10 hours

Virus DNA left on a hospital bed rail was found in nearly half of all sites sampled across a ward within 10 hours and persisted for at least five days, according to a new study by UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The study, published as a letter in the Journal of Hospital Infection, aimed to safely simulate how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, may spread across surfaces in a hospital.
Tags: Science, Ucl, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Journal of Hospital Infection


Jodrell Bank leads international effort which reveals 157 day cycle in unusual cosmic radio bursts

An investigation into one of the current great mysteries of astronomy has come to the fore thanks to a four-year observing campaign conducted at the Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Tags: Science, Jodrell Bank


Climate change has degraded productivity of shelf sea food webs

Released to coincide with World Oceans Day, new research led by the University of Plymouth has shown that a shortage of summer nutrients -- a result of our changing climate -- has contributed to a 50% decline in important North East Atlantic plankton over the past 60 years.
Tags: Science, University of Plymouth, North East Atlantic


Pinker flamingos more aggressive

Bright pink flamingos are more aggressive than paler rivals when fighting over food, new research shows.
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