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These Guys Repackaged Nonmedical Masks and Tried to Sell Them to Texas Health Workers: Report

Amid nationwide PPE shortages, one Silicon Valley investor and his business partner apparently found the most ridiculously shady way to profit off medical facilities’ scramble for medical-grade face masks in the wake of the coronavirus. The two would leverage popular gig economy apps like Venmo and TaskRabbit to pay…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Hospitals, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, Venmo, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Texas Health Workers


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro says he may have had Covid-19 as cases rise in 27 US states

Mike Pence to hold first coronavirus task force briefing in weeks on Friday; Texas pauses next phase of reopening; Brazil registers 39,483 new cases; Follow the latest updatesBolsonaro says he may have had coronavirusCases rise in 27 US states More than 20m Americans could have contracted Covid-19, experts sayEngland: major incident declared as people flock to south coastSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.27am BST Get in touch on Twitter @helenrsullivan. 3.26am BST This is another tried...
Tags: Texas, Science, Nbc News, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Indiana, Karen, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Trump, Mike Pence


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro says he may have had coronavirus as cases rise in 27 US states

Mike Pence to hold first coronavirus task force briefing in weeks on Friday; Texas pauses next phase of reopening; Brazil registers 39,483 new cases; Follow the latest updatesBolsonaro says he may have had coronavirusCases rise in 27 US states More than 20m Americans could have contracted Covid-19, experts sayEngland: major incident declared as people flock to south coastSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.23am BST Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for the Guardian from Wellington:It was a case ...
Tags: England, Texas, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Brazil, Bournemouth, Wellington, Queenstown


Coronavirus live news: cases rise in 27 US states as CDC estimates 20m Americans may have been infected

Texas pauses next phase of reopening; Mexico treasury secretary tests positive for Covid-19; Brazil registers 39,483 new cases as Bolsonaro says he may have had coronavirus; Follow the latest updatesMore than 20m Americans could have contracted Covid-19, experts sayEngland: major incident declared as people flock to south coastHow Trump and his officials diverge on coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.27am BST Denmark’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, thought she had finally foun...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Science, Cdc, Mexico, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Denmark


DOJ's New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes

In its push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the U.K., the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday published a superseding indictment aimed at broadening “the scope of the conspiracy surrounding alleged computer intrusions with which Assange was previously charged.” The names of certain organizations…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anonymous, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Doj, Chelsea Manning, Assange, Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown, U K The U S Justice Department


Judge Finds That Twitter Isn't Legally Liable for Devin Nunes's Tormentor Cow

Twitter does not have to stop a merry cow from dunking on California Republican Congressperson and Trump bootlicker Devin Nunes, a court has ruled. She will mock him until her last breath. Which will not be today. To greet the arrival of the good news, the cow squirted celebratory milk all over Nunes’s face.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Devin Nunes, Nunes


Coronavirus live news: more than 9.5m cases worldwide

World should build ‘new normal’ post-pandemic – WHO chief; World Cup worker dies from Covid-19; Europe sees increase in weekly cases for first time in monthsCoronavirus cases worldwide pass 9.5m markIsrael brings back tracking system after surge in Covid-19 casesEngland: major incident declared as people flock to south coastAir cooling systems in abattoirs could heighten Covid-19 riskHow Trump and his officials diverge on coronavirus See all our coronavirus coverage 9.00pm BST 8.58pm BST ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Lessos


For the First Time Ever, Astronomers Spot Light From a Black Hole Smash-up

Black holes aren’t supposed to leak any light when they smash into each other—or at least that’s what physicists thought. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Light, Physics, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Astrophysics, Black Hole Mergers


Spacewatch: China launches last BeiDou satellite to rival GPS

Third iteration hoisted into space offers alternative to US, EU and Russian navigation systemsChina launched the final satellite of its BeiDou navigation satellite system (BDS) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province at 9.43am local time (0243 BST) on 23 June 2020.Developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, the satellite is the 30th in the constellation, and was carried into space by a Long March 3B rocket. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Eu, World news, Asia Pacific, Satellites, Sichuan, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China Academy of Space Technology


Let's Kill Facial Recognition For Good

There’s a buffet of things to be scared shitless about these days, but for those who have sampled even a taste of big tech’s eagerness to build and sell facial recognition surveillance software to law enforcement, it’s uniquely rancid. Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Aclu, Facial Recognition, Ed Markey, Color of Change


CDC Expands List of Medical Conditions That Make People More Vulnerable to Covid-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the list of people it considers to be at higher risk of severe covid-19. Its new guidelines, published Thursday, say that people living with many chronic conditions including diabetes, kidney disease, and sickle cell are more likely to develop a serious case…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


After Telling Staff That Working During Pandemic Was Voluntary, Tesla Reportedly Sent Termination Notices

Some Tesla workers who were originally informed they were not “obligated” to show up for shifts at the company’s Fremont, California production facility as it reopened during the coronavirus pandemic have in fact received termination notices, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Elon Musk, Science, Labor, Washington Post, Cars, Tesla, Automotive, Fremont California, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


After 84 Years, Gone With the Wind Finally Acknowledged as Racist as Shit

It only took 84 years but someone involved with distributing Gone With the Wind has finally acknowledged that its glorification of the antebellum south is racist and that it perhaps should not be disseminated to audiences without some kind of warning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Censorship, Streaming, Gone With The Wind, HBO Max


Cox Claims It Can Reduce Your Gaming Lag If You Cough Up Some Cash

Cox has officially rolled out its own “Elite Gamer” internet add-on service in the U.S., something it started testing in April 2019 in select cities. Elite Gamer is a Gamers Private Network (GPN) that helps reduce lag while playing an online game. New and existing customers anywhere in the U.S. can now try Cox’s new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, GPN, Cox, Cox Communications


Apparently It’s Sue Big Oil Week

It’s lawsuit week for Big Oil. A day after Minnesota filed a groundbreaking suit, Washington, DC District Attorney General Karl Racine sued ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell, alleging that the companies “systematically and intentionally misled consumers ... about the central role their products play in causing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Washington Dc, Bp, Shell, Chevron, Exxon, Climate Denial, Greenwashing, Karl Racine, Climate Lawsuits, ExxonMobil Chevron BP


How the Apple Watch Became My Favorite Quarantine Gadget

Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm) | $360 | AmazonApple Watch Series 5 (44mm) | $379 | AmazonRead more...
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The 100 Went in a Butthole

In 2016, The 100 went into a metaphorical butthole. In the span of a few episodes the show murdered one of its most prominent Black characters in a brutal manner and then murdered its most high profile lesbian. The audience fled in droves, the show was critically panned, a national conversation about the wanton…Read more...
Tags: Science, Space Travel, Assholes, Aliens, Lgbtq, Cw, The 100, TV Bite, Buttholes


Burger King Is Leveraging Tesla Autopilot's Confusion To Sell Whoppers

Say what you will about the monarch that controls the Kingdom of Burger, but he’s no fool. That’s why the Monarch of Meat announced a campaign that takes advantage of some sloppy sign recognition in the Tesla Autopilot’s Traffic Light and Stop Sign control, specifically in instances where the Tesla confuses a Burger…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Burger King, Autopilot


California Will Require Most Trucks Sold in the State to be Electric by 2035

In California, trucks won’t be able to pollute the air and planet for much longer. The state is approving the nation’s first-of-its-kind rule for truck manufacturers on Thursday. The goal? To make more electric trucks. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Clean Energy, Welcome To Electric Avenue


Disney's Splash Mountain Will Be Rethemed From Song of the South to The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s Splash Mountain is about to get a big change, perhaps due in part to continued discussions around racist entertainment. Disney just announced the popular log flume ride will be rethemed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Disney, Racism, Animation, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Rides, Splash Mountain, The Princess And The Frog


Drain brain: Nasa offers prize money for best lunar loo design

Agency hopes to attract novel solutions for its Artemis mission to the moon in 2024“It certainly isn’t the prime focus of the mission,” said Nasa’s Mike Interbartolo. “We’re not going back to the moon so we can say we pooped on the moon, but we don’t want an Apollo situation either.”Interbartolo, is project manager for the Lunar Loo Challenge, a Nasa competition launched on Thursday that hopes to attract new and innovative solutions to the problem of capturing and containing human waste in space...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, Moon, The moon, Mike Interbartolo


Coronavirus live news: Texas to halt reopening as cases soar while virus may have hit more than 20m Americans

World should build ‘new normal’ post-pandemic – WHO chief; World Cup worker dies from Covid-19; Europe sees increase in weekly cases for first time in monthsIsrael brings back tracking system after surge in Covid-19 casesEngland: major incident declared as people flock to south coastAir cooling systems in abattoirs could heighten Covid-19 riskHow Trump and his officials diverge on coronavirus See all our coronavirus coverage 6.02pm BST Reuters is reporting that people in several parts of Gre...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Science, Biology, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Lisbon, Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, BST Reuters


Sled Dogs Have an Unbroken Genetic Ancestry Dating Back Nearly 10,000 Years

Scientists have traced the ancestry of modern sled dogs, such as Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes, all the way back to the end of the last ice age, highlighting an extraordinarily long period of genetic continuity.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Breeding, Genetics, Domestication, Huskies, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Artificial Selection


Google’s Promise to Delete Your Data Has a Major Loophole

Google’s push to become a privacy-positive company over the past year has been, depending on how you look at it, an act of genuine benevolence, a brilliant marketing decision, or straight-up bullshit. So when Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company’s latest moves in the privacy-protecting space on Twitter…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Sundar Pichai, Articles That Could Be Subtweets


Ex-Intel Engineer Claims Skylake Quality Assurance Was the Reason For Apple's Big CPU Transition

Earlier this week, after years of rumors, Apple finally announced its third major CPU transition for the Mac by moving away from Intel to custom-designed Apple processors. But now that the dust has settled, a lot of people are asking why.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Mac, Intel, Computers, Skylake, Cpus, Consumer Tech, macOS, Skylake Takes The Blame


Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from shadow cabinet in antisemitism row - live

Shadow education secretary told to step down from shadow cabinet after sharing article on Twitter that included antisemitic conspiracy theoryKeir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 4.55pm BST From the Times’ Patrick MaguireI'm told a delegation of left frontbenchers is trying to secure a meeting with Starmer to discuss RLB's sacking 4.50pm BST H...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Times, Keir Starmer, Brixton, Starmer, Antisemitism, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, Patrick MaguireI


IBM’s new open-source ‘COVID notebooks’ arrive chocked full of data for deep analysis

IBM today launched ‘COVID notebooks,’ an open-source data solution designed to help overwhelmed developers, researchers, and policy-makers. When the big-wigs put their heads together to work on pandemic solutions, they need solid datasets full of up-to-date, organized, clean data. But coming up with these datasets is a monumental endeavor. According to IBM: The information landscape is overwhelming. A near-constant flow of data from research studies, news outlets, social media, and health organi...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Neural, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Europe's cases surge since lockdowns eased; 1,100 Qatar World Cup workers test positive

World should build ‘new normal’ post-pandemic – WHO chief; World Cup worker dies from Covid-19; Europe sees increase in weekly cases for first time in monthsIsrael brings back tracking system after surge in Covid-19 casesEngland: major incident declared as people flock to south coastAir cooling systems in abattoirs could heighten Covid-19 riskHow Trump and his officials diverge on coronavirus See all our coronavirus coverage 5.19pm BST Canada’s emergency spending to help the country bridge t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Iraq, Qatar, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Afp


Google's Licensing Program to Pay Publishers Won't Solve Its News Problem

Faced with the increasingly vocal criticism that it’s one of the primary reasons why newsrooms are struggling, Google announced today a new licensing program that will pay certain publishers for content ahead of launching a “new news experience” later this year. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Journalism, Ad Revenue, Google News, Ad Tech


Why Not Just Be a Total Jerk? It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and provide as much…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Sick Days, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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