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Coronavirus live news: virus present in two big Italian cities over two months before first case detected

Spain says decision on travel corridor with UK expected soon; Saudi Arabia case total passes 150,000; researchers working on more than 200 vaccines, says WHOMallorca welcomes more sedate breed of German tourist‘Everyone is scared’: anxiety in Beijing as officials battle new outbreak‘I was preparing for death’: Covid-19 in England’s Bangladeshi communityFrance: l’amour is in the air again as kissing returns on screenSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.47pm BST Crowds have gathered at shopping ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus outbreak


They Were Watching: Homeland Security Reportedly Used Surveillance Aircraft to Monitor George Floyd Protests

Apparently, the government was watching. The New York Times reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) used helicopters, airplanes, and drones in 15 cities to monitor demonstrations that protested the killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis who died after a police officer knelt on his neck to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Minneapolis, Surveillance, New York Times, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security DHS, George Floyd


Facebook and Twitter Remove Trump's Doctored 'Fake News' Video After Copyright Complaint

Unsurprisingly, it turns out parents aren’t too keen on their toddlers being co-opted for presidential propaganda. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil surpasses one million cases

Country hits grisly milestone as WHO says pandemic is entering ‘new and dangerous phase’Brazil passes one million coronavirus cases‘Everyone is scared’: anxiety in Beijing as officials battle new outbreak‘I was preparing for death’: Covid-19 in England’s Bangladeshi communityFrance: l’amour is in the air again as kissing returns on screenSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.11pm BST Brazil has passed a total of more than one million coronavirus cases, and nearly 50,000 deaths, according to it...
Tags: England, Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Who, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


The World Reacts to the Passing of Sir Ian Holm

One of our most eclectic, versatile actors died Friday at the age of 88. Sir Ian Holm was probably best-known for playing Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, but he was so much more than that. An incredible dramatic actor with wonderful comic timing, his list of career films is proof positive that he belongs on a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obituary, Bilbo Baggins, Ian Holm


Coronavirus live news: pandemic entering 'new and dangerous phase', warns WHO

Agency says people are tiring of lockdowns despite an accelerating spread of the diseaseMallorca welcomes more sedate breed of German tourist‘Everyone is scared’: anxiety in Beijing as officials battle new outbreak‘I was preparing for death’: Covid-19 in England’s Bangladeshi communityFrance: l’amour is in the air again as kissing returns on screenSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.01pm BST Costa Rica’s government will halt reopening the country’s economy due to an increase in the number of ...
Tags: England, Science, China, Walmart, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Asda, Public Health England, Costa Rica, Kober, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


California Does the Smart Thing and Orders Residents to Wear Face Masks in Public

In light of rising covid-19 cases, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Governor Gavin Newsom of California on Thursday announced that the state would require all residents to wear face masks or coverings in public and in situations deemed high-risk. The reasoning was simple. Apparently, too many people are…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, California, Gavin Newsom, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Wear Face Masks


The World Reacts to the Passing of Sir Ian Holm [UPDATED]

One of our most eclectic, versatile actors died Friday at the age of 88. Sir Ian Holm was probably best-known for playing Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, but he was so much more than that. An incredible dramatic actor with wonderful comic timing, his list of career films is proof positive that he belongs on a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obituary, Elijah Wood, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Bilbo Baggins, Ian Holm


Snapchat: Yeah, Our Juneteenth Filter Asking Users to Smile to Break Chains Was a Bad Idea

Snapchat received widespread criticism Friday for its Juneteenth filter that prompted users to celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. by smiling to break chains. By mid-day, Snap quietly pulled the tone-deaf filter and the company has since issued a public apology. Apparently, this Lens was a beta…Read more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Augmented Reality, Filters, Snap, Filter, Snapchat Lenses, Juneteenth, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


How quantum computers could make future humans immortal

As best we can guess, life started on planet Earth about 3.5 billion years ago. Unfortunately, so did death. And the reaper remains undefeated. About 99 percent of all species that ever lived are now extinct. There’s almost no scientific reason to believe humans won’t join them in a relatively insignificant amount of time. I say almost because, if we try really hard, we can conceive of a theoretical, science-based intervention for death. Let’s call it a “quantum respawn.” We’re not the first gen...
Tags: Startups, Science, Insights, Tech, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Neural


Upgrade Your Wonky Wi-Fi With Eero’s Mesh Setup, Now $50 off With Free Echo Dot

Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-Pack) + Echo Dot | $199 | AmazonRead more...
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How Martian meteorites helped scientists decode the red planet’s geology

Despite the pandemic, NASA is on track to launch its Mars rover, Perseverance, this July from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Its central mission will be to search for evidence of previous life on Mars. An exciting component of the rover will be a specialized drill that will collect rock and soil samples to be cached on the surface of Mars. If all goes according to plan, the cache will be retrieved by a future mission in 2031 and, for the first time, material from Mars will be brought back to Earth for...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Cape Canaveral Florida, Syndication


Airlines Absolutely Have The Right To Kick You Off A Flight For Not Wearing A Mask

Don’t you just love it when you’re doing something as stress-free as traveling during a pandemic and a fellow passenger decides that it’s that moment to exercise his right to be a pain in the ass?Read more...
Tags: Science, Airlines, Planelopnik, Coronavirus, Covid 19


On Juneteenth Eve Trump Took a Shot at Race-Based 'Fake News' by...Posting Race-Based Fake News. Twitter Wasn't Having it Though

Here are a couple questions: Why is y’all’s president so raggedy? Why can’t literally anybody in this ghetto ass administration keep him off social media? Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Video, Science, Cnn, Race Relations, Trump, Race Politics, Posting Race Based Fake News Twitter Wasn


UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson

News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.56pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisons in England and Wales continues ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ministry Of Justice, Pamela Duncan


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson holds Downing Street daily briefing

News updates: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173; infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in LondonCoronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q. Northern Ireland has already done this, why are we waiting?Williamson says...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Gavin Williamson


What Apple's Rumored Big Change Could Mean for the Future of the Mac

Apple’s Mac computers have gone through just two major CPU architecture transitions in their entire history: moving from Motorola 68k to PowerPC processors in 1994, and then switching from PowerPC to Intel x86 chips in 2005. Based on recent reports (and nearly half a decade of rumors), it appears Apple is on the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Motorola, Science, Mac, Intel, Computers, Laptops, ARM, Consumer Tech, Macbooks, macOS, Op Ed, Wwdc 2020, The Future Of Arm Based Macs


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173

News updates: infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in London; UK alert level cut from 4 to 3Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 3.22pm BST The rate of spread of the coronavirus infection across the UK is shrinking, new figures published by the government show.For...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Gavin Williamson, DHSC, Coronavirus outbreak


See 14 Mind-Blowing Places in Our Solar System

Our solar system is an undeniably fascinating place, featuring an assortment of celestial oddities and wonders. Between the planets, moons, comets, and asteroids, there’s no shortage of places for us to explore. Slowly but very surely, we’re finding all sorts of incredible—and sometimes unexplainable—phenomena.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Solar System, Planetary Science


Friday's Best Deals: Rosetta Stone, Lantern Bug Zappers, FIFA 21, Ella Paradis Men's Health Bundle, and More

A lifetime subscription to Rosetta Stone, an Ella Paradis Men’s Health bundle, pre-orders for FIFA 21, an Anker 4-port USB-C charger, a two-pack of lantern bug zappers, Kyoku Daimyo Series steak knives, and a discounted Litterbox.com subscription lead Friday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Fifa, Anker, Ella Paradis Men s Health Bundle, Rosetta Stone an Ella Paradis Men 's Health


Saturday's Best Deals: FIFA 21, Ella Paradis Men's Health Bundle, and More

An Ella Paradis Men’s Health bundle, pre-orders for FIFA 21, an Anker 4-port USB-C charger, Kyoku Daimyo Series steak knives, and a discounted Litterbox.com subscription lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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Ian Holm, Star of Alien, Brazil and the Lord of the Rings, Has Died at Age 88

From the evil android Ash to the quirky hobbit Bilbo, Ian Holm was as versatile an actor as one could ever imagine. He could do it all, and did so for decades, even earning an Oscar nomination in 1982. However, we’re sad to report that the incredible actor passed away this week at the age of 88 from complications with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Obituary, Alien, Lord Of The Rings, Bilbo Baggins, Ian Holm, Bilbo Ian Holm


I Hated Power Banks Until I Used Aukey's 10,000mAh Kickstand-Bearing Wireless Charger

AUKEY Basix Pro 10,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank | $40 | AmazonRead more...
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This Musician's Latest Project Is Made of Bat Noises

Two years ago, musician Stuart Hyatt had no idea that the endangered species called the Indiana bat would be such a huge part of his life. But then in 2018, he chaperoned his 10-year-old son on a weekend school trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. On the final night of the trip, the group took a walk into the woods to…Read more...
Tags: Video, Music, Science, Climate Change, Indiana, Bats, Great Smoky Mountains, Stuart Hyatt, Indiana Bat


Amazon Fire OS vs Android: What You'll Miss With an Amazon Device

Pick up a Fire TV device or an Amazon Fire tablet, and the on-board operating system is only loosely based on Android: You’re actually dealing with a modified OS, cut off from Google’s apps and services, but it’s not particularly clear exactly what that means for your choice of apps and options. Allow us to add some…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Science, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire OS, Amazon fire tablets


Kentucky’s Primary Is a Test for the Green New Deal

Besides President Donald Trump, there’s no Republican who environmentalists are more keen to unseat this autumn than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Two primary challengers have very different ideas of how to do so. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kentucky, Senate, Coal, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Charles Booker


R&D Roundup: Automated peach sniffers, orbital opportunity and AI accessibility

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 week’s roundup: a prototype electronic nose, AI-assisted accessibility, ocean monitoring, surveying of economic conditions through aerial imagery and more. Accessible speech via AI People with disabilities that affect their voice, hearing or motor function must use alt...
Tags: TC, Astronomy, Space, Science, Stanford, Tech, Mit, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, Gps, New Horizons, Stanford University, Wolf, Anne, Market Analysis


Coronavirus live news: Spain says decision on travel corridor with UK expected within hours

Researchers working on more than 200 vaccines, says WHO; global deaths pass 450,000; Brazil nears 1m cases. Follow the latest updatesMallorca welcomes more sedate breed of German tourist‘Everyone is scared’: anxiety in Beijing as officials battle new outbreak‘I was preparing for death’: Covid-19 in England’s Bangladeshi communityFrance: l’amour is in the air again as kissing returns on screenSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.10pm BST Spain expects a decision in the coming hours in its talks...
Tags: UK, England, Science, China, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, Britain, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Brazil, Green Party, Caroline Lucas


Browse Privately With 82% off ZenMate VPN for 2 Years

Two Years of VPN Service for $42 | ZenMate VPNRead more...
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How Fast Can a Vaccine Be Made?: An Animated Introduction

From Ted-Ed comes a video that answers a timely question: How fast can a vaccine be made? They write: "When a new pathogen emerges, our bodies and healthcare systems are left vulnerable. And when this pathogen causes the outbreak of a pandemic, there’s an urgent need for a vaccine to create widespread immunity with minimal loss of life. So how quickly can we develop vaccines when we need them most? Dan Kwartler describes the three phases of vaccine development." Exploratory research, cli...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Science, College, Current Affairs, Facebook Twitter, TED Ed, Dan Kwartler



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