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Trump Says 'Kung Flu' Is a Hoax, Calls for Slowing Down Coronavirus Testing

On Saturday, President Donald Trump held his first re-election campaign rally since states nationwide issued shelter-in-place orders and mandated restrictions on crowd sizes to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. To everyone’s surprise, the event was largely successful and critics applauded the president’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, President Trump, Tiktok, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Snapchat: Both Black and White Employees Made the Offensive 'Smile to Break Chains' Filter

Snapchat apparently wants to make sure people know that both Black and white employees were involved in the creation of the offensive filter, or Lens in Snapchat jargon, it launched on Juneteenth that placed an approximation of the Pan-African flag behind users and asked them to smile to break the chains of slavery.Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Snapchat, Lens, Snap, Juneteenth


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record daily global case increase as known infections pass 8.9m

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 test positive for Covid-19; UK PM to unveil lockdown easing on Tuesday; Brazil deaths pass 50,000. Follow the latest updatesVisitors return to Spain as coronavirus state of emergency endsWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.24am BST There are 8,918,101 known coronavirus cases globally, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Germany, US, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific


Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb Reflects on the Suddenly Relevant Legacy of the Mayor From Jaws

I feel like I’ve thought more about the mayor from Jaws more in the past three months than I have in the entire rest of my life, multiplied several times over. Out of all the major pop culture figures people have referenced as they’ve struggled to deal with the ongoing global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Universal Pictures, Amblin, Carl Gottlieb, Mayor From Jaws


TikTok Teens and K-Pop Fans Just Trolled Trump in the Best Way Possible

A few days ago, President Donald Trump boasted on Twitter that almost a million people had requested tickets for his campaign rally, the first one he’s held in months due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. However, the reality was that only a few thousand showed up, leaving the president speaking to a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trolling, K Pop, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tiktok


Coronavirus live news: World Health Organization reports record daily global case increase

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 test positive for Covid-19; UK PM to unveil lockdown easing on Tuesday; Brazil deaths pass 50,000. Follow the latest updatesVisitors return to Spain as coronavirus state of emergency endsWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST China’s customs authority said on Sunday it had suspended imports of poultry products from a plant owned...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Arkansas, Microbiology, Brazil


Samsung Blu-Ray Players Are Getting Stuck in Endless Startup Loops and We Don't Know Why

If your Samsung Blu-ray player randomly started going on the fritz, you’re not alone. This week, thousands of users reported experiencing bugs that rendered their devices useless, and what’s causing the issue remains unknown.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bugs, Samsung, Blu Ray, Samsung Blu, Malfunction, Home theater systems, Samsung Blu Ray


A second wave of coronavirus cases? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? In The Wall Street Journal last week, Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a piece headlined “There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’” that the nation is winning the fight against the virus. Many public health experts, however, suggest it’s no time to celebrate. About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and daily counts of new cases in the U.S. are the highest they’ve been in more than a month, driven by alarming rece...
Tags: Health, Science, News, La, New York City, Sport, Soccer, United States, National Institutes of Health, City Council, Rivers, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South, University Of Michigan


A second wave of coronvirus cases? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? In The Wall Street Journal last week, Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a piece headlined “There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’” that the nation is winning the fight against the virus. Many public health experts, however, suggest it’s no time to celebrate. About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and daily counts of new cases in the U.S. are the highest they’ve been in more than a month, driven by alarming rece...
Tags: Health, Science, News, La, New York City, Sport, Soccer, United States, National Institutes of Health, City Council, Rivers, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South, University Of Michigan


Prehistoric Crocodiles Might Have Walked on Two Legs

Another ancient animal to add to our 'nope' list.
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Watch David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker Judge a Doctor Who Cosplay Contest

Only one catch: the cosplays were made in a day, with only household items. I guess that’s two catches. Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Cbs, David Tennant, Cosplay, James Corden, Jodie Whittaker


Outer space is a sausage fest — but that’s set to change

Only 566 people have ever travelled to space. Sixty-five of them, or about 11.5%, were women. NASA recently proclaimed it will put the “first woman and next man” on the Moon by 2024. Despite nearly 60 years of human spaceflight, women are still in the territory of “firsts”. Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space The first woman in space was cosmonaut Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, who orbited Earth 48 times from June 16 to 18, 1963. Her flight became Cold War propaganda to demonstrat...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Nasa, Valentina Tereshkova, Nikita Khrushchev, Syndication, Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova


This Trailer for The King's Man Takes Super Spy Action to the Early 20th Century

When shadowy masterminds threaten to descend the world into chaos, the Kingsman steps in. Even if his agency was only ust created. It’s prequel time. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Ralph Fiennes, 20th Century Fox, Mark Millar, Kingsman, Dave Gibbons, The Kings Man, Matthew Vaugn


An All Too Quiet Place

When I log off work today at six, I’ll shuffle over to my window where I’ll anxiously check the time over and over again. For the next hour, I’ll wait, listening to the quiet music of New York during lockdown: birds chirping, trucks wheezing in the distance, a tinkering wind chime. Finally, at seven, the horrible…Read more...
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Nasa: breach of ethical protocols led to executive’s resignation – report

Doug Loverro conducted unauthorized discussions with Boeing while it was bidding for Nasa contract, Washington Post saysIn May, against the excitement of America’s imminent return to human spaceflight, the abrupt resignation of a senior Nasa executive was barely a sideshow. Related: Nasa finalises deal for design of lunar Gateway crew cabin Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Washington Post, America, Nasa, Airline Industry, Boeing, Doug Loverro


Pre-order The Art of the Last of Us Part II, Releasing Tuesday, At 30% Off

The Art of the Last of Us Part II | $28 | AmazonRead more...
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Police say Reading stabbings now treated as a terrorist incident - live updates

One man in custody after three people die and three are seriously injured in Berkshire townFull story: Reading stabbings declared terrorist attack 11.29am BST 11.19am BST Counter-terrorism police have declared the Reading stabbings, in which three people were killed and three people were seriously injured, is a terrorist incident.| UPDATE- Murder investigation [email protected] can now confirm that the stabbing incident that happened in Reading last night has now been declared a t...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Which came first?

What did the very first proteins look like -- those that appeared on Earth around 3.7 billion years ago? Prof. Dan Tawfik of the Weizmann Institute of Science and Prof. Norman Metanis of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have reconstructed protein sequences that may well resemble those ancestors of modern proteins, and their research suggests a way that these primitive proteins could have progressed to forming living cells.
Tags: Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dan Tawfik, Weizmann Institute of Science and Prof, Norman Metanis


Not so robust: robusta coffee more sensitive to warming than previously thought

A new study of the plant that produces robusta coffee suggests its heat tolerance has been consistently overestimated. Worse yet, when temperatures just slightly cross this point, yields plummet. The findings suggest the multibillion-dollar coffee industry could be facing a much tougher future on even a slightly warmer planet. The study's findings contrast with current estimates, based on historical botanical explorations in Central Africa, that had suggested robusta had a higher temperature tol...
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Profiling of lone terrorists is flawed

Terrorism has typically been considered an organised activity undertaken by networks of individuals who share a collective identity and purpose. However, in recent years, media, law enforcement and scholarly attention has increasingly focused on the construct of the lone terrorist - although Flinders University criminology expert Associate Professor David Bright argues that this approach may be flawed.
Tags: Science, Flinders University, David Bright


Dirac electrons come back to life in magic-angle graphene

A new symmetry-broken parent state discovered in twisted bilayer graphene.
Tags: Science, Dirac


What does the "love hormone" do? It's complicated

Much of what we know about the actions of neuromodulators like oxytocin comes from behavioral studies of lab animals in standard lab conditions. These conditions are strictly controlled and artificial, in part so that researchers can limit the number of variables affecting behavior. A number of recent studies suggest that the actions of a mouse in a semi-natural environment can teach us much more about natural behavior, and maybe apply those findings to humans.
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