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Rare 'ring of fire' annular solar eclipse to cast shadow over Africa and Asia

Event will be visible across a narrow band from Congo-Brazzaville to southern ChinaSkywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian peninsula, India and southern China will witness the most dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse in years on Sunday.Annular eclipses occur when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, but not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure the sun’s light. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Space, Science, China, Africa, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, West Africa, Congo Brazzaville, Solar eclipses, Arabian peninsula India


Apple Is Closing Some U.S. Stores Again in States With Rising Coronavirus Cases

Although many people may be glad to see parts of the country gradually reopening, it doesn’t mean that some places or companies won’t decide to close again if coronavirus cases flare up. That’s exactly what Apple is doing at about a dozen stores in the U.S. “out of an abundance of caution.” Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, U S Stores Again


It Was 100 Degrees in Siberia Today. Yes, That Siberia

A freak heatwave has been scorching most of the Arctic for weeks now, but it broke records Saturday when the temperature hit 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in a town in Siberia, one of Russia’s northernmost regions.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Russia, Arctic, Siberia, Heat Wave, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason


Comedy Central Is Picking Up Jodie, a Daria Spinoff Series

The cynical, wry world of Daria is continuing on television, though not on MTV. Read more...
Tags: Science, Comedy Central, Mtv, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daria, Jodie, MTV Studios, Jodie Landon


'A peek into the future': how worst-case scenario coronavirus modelling saved Australia from catastrophe

Although early Covid-19 modelling was inaccurate, experts say it did make us see what could happen if we did nothingWhen Covid-19 shifted from a disease in returned travellers to a virus that was spreading throughout the Australian community, dire predictions of deaths proliferated on social media and in the news.In March, the deputy chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, said modelling revealed the federal government was preparing for 50,000 deaths in a best-case scenario and 150,000 deaths in...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paul Kelly, Coronavirus outbreak, Raina MacIntyre, University of New South Wales 's Kirby Institute


Nextdoor Drops 'Forward to Police' Feature After Rampant Concerns of Racial Profiling

The neighborhood social networking platform Nextdoor dropped its “Forward to Police” feature this week, a widely panned function that’s faced years of criticism for purportedly facilitating racial profiling. Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Science, Crime, Privacy, Police, Surveillance, Nextdoor, Tech Policy, Surveillance Tech, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


'Wildly off-base': how did Australia get its coronavirus modelling so wrong?

Although early coronavirus modelling was inaccurate, experts say it did make us see what could happen if we did nothingWhen Covid-19 shifted from a disease in returned travellers to a virus that was spreading throughout the Australian community, dire predictions of deaths proliferated on social media and in the news.In March, the deputy chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, said modelling revealed the federal government was preparing for 50,000 deaths in a best-case scenario and 150,000 deaths...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paul Kelly, Coronavirus outbreak, Raina MacIntyre, University of New South Wales 's Kirby Institute


AMC Changes Its Mind and Says It Will Require Moviegoers to Wear Face Masks

After facing customer backlash, AMC, the largest movie theater chain in the U.S., decided on Friday that health was more important than politics and announced that it would require all moviegoers to wear face masks in its theaters.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Amc, Movie Theaters, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Marvel's Cancelled New Warriors Series Would Have Featured M.O.D.O.K., of All People

Imagine, if you will, a world where M.O.D.O.K., the Marvel Universe’s most cylindrical villain, was mainstream. Such a strange, beautiful dream may be coming, what with him actually having an animated series on the way. But it could have happened much sooner. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Freeform, New Warriors, Keith David, Squirrel Girl, MODOK, Kevin Beigel


Adam Driver's Version of Kylo Ren's Backstory Is Realistic and Depressing

Kylo Ren has an official backstory, which involves him being shipped off to Luke’s Jedi Academy, his angst and frustration at trying to live up to his large legacy, and more than a little bit of big Dark Side intervention from the baddies of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. In Adam Driver’s mind, that story was a bit…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Han Solo, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Adam Driver, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Lev Grossman, Luke, Jedi Academy, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker




Sunday's Best Deals: The Art of The Last of Us Part II, Portable Induction Burners, For Your Consideration Books, and More

A pre-order discount on The Art of The Last of Us Part II, cheap men’s polos, a useful segway, a quality hair straightener, and more are Sunday’s top deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


Saturday's Best Deals: Instant Pot Duo Plus, Cubii Pro Under-Desk Elliptical, AirPods Pro, Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors, and More

An Instant Pot Duo Plus, Cubii Pro Under-Desk Elliptical, Apple AirPods Pro, Bounty Hunter metal detectors, Apple Watch Series 5, and the Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System with a free Amazon Echo Dot lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


Get a Workout While Working With $100 off the Cubii Pro Under-Desk Elliptical

Cubii Pro Under-Desk Elliptical | $249 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals


New observations suggest the Universe might be expanding at a higher rate than we thought

Understanding the Hubble constant, the rate at which the Universe expands, is one of the crucial figures astrophysics need to better understand the Cosmos. There are several ways to measure this rate, but each measurement produces significantly different results, forming one of the great mysteries of modern astronomy. Data from a new study of the expansion of the Cosmos, conducted by astronomers utilizing an international collection of radio telescopes, further adds to the mystery. This study fo...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Cosmos, Syndication


UK seeking to scale back plans for independent satnav, report says

Ministers reportedly exploring alternatives to plan announced in 2018 to build rival to EU’s Galileo projectBritish ministers are seeking to scale back plans for a £5bn satellite navigation system that was introduced in 2018 as an alternative to the EU’s Galileo project, it has been reported.The ministers are exploring other options, which include using OneWeb, the UK satellite operator that went bankrupt in March, the Financial Times reported, citing sources. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Space, Politics, UK, Science, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Satellites, Financial Times, Brexit


Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse to cast shadow over Africa and Asia

Event will be visible across a narrow band from Congo-Brazzaville to southern ChinaSkywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian peninsula, India and southern China will witness the most dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse in years on Sunday.Annular eclipses occur when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, but not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure the sun’s light. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Space, Science, China, Africa, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, West Africa, Congo Brazzaville, Solar eclipses, Arabian peninsula India


Constitucional de Guatemala suspende operación de minera de níquel suiza

Guatemala, 19 jun (EFE).- La Corte de Constitucionalidad de Guatemala (máximo tribunal del país) ordenó este viernes suspender la explotación minera de la Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN, S.A.), subsidiaria de la firma suiza Solway Investment Group, hasta que se realice una consulta popular.
Tags: Science, News, Guatemala, EFE La Corte de Constitucionalidad, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel CGN, Solway Investment Group


One in four UK adults at risk of hunger and potential malnutrition following lockdown

One in four adults in the UK are experiencing food insecurity, which is likely to have left them susceptible to hunger and potential malnutrition, during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is the main finding of a survey published today.
Tags: UK, Science


Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate - currently marketed as Zytiga - will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation improves the drug's effectiveness by 40 per cent.
Tags: Science, Zytiga, University of South Australia


Shining light on a malignant lung cancer

Treating a rare type of malignant lung cancer could improve, thanks to near-infrared irradiation and a cancer-targeting compound. Nagoya University oncologist Kazuhide Sato and colleagues tested the treatment and published their findings in the journal Cells.
Tags: Science, Nagoya University, Kazuhide Sato



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