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New Zealand police to patrol quarantine hotels after breakouts

Move comes after two people absconded from quarantine, including a man later found to have Covid-19Police officers will patrol New Zealand’s quarantine hotels around-the-clock after a number of people – including a man who tested positive for coronavirus – escaped the managed isolation facilities.In two separate incidents in Auckland hotels guests in isolation left their quarantine hotels, with one woman escaping over a hedge, and another man over a small fence. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Auckland, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Melbourne locks down as global cases pass 12m

Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely contributed’ to city’s surge in cases; infections worldwide pass 12m; nearly 3,000 miners infected in Chile. Follow the latest updates‘This lockdown seems different’: second time around, Melbourne is on edgeUS cases rise by world record 60,000 in one dayTrump criticises Fauci and says US in a ‘good place’ as cases top 3mPence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demandsScientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirus 3.23am ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Guardian, Leicester, Melbourne, Trump, Tulsa, Fauci, Archie Bland


Trump's Plague Rally 'More Than Likely' Boosted Coronavirus Surge, Top Tulsa Health Official Says

That Donald Trump rally inside Tulsa’s BOK Center on June 20 has now resulted in precisely what the president and his re-election campaign were repeatedly warned about, according to Tulsa County’s top health official: a coronavirus spike in the city.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Medicine, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Tulsa, BOK Center, Tulsa County, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Plague Rallies


Global temperatures likely to hit at least 1C warming for next five years

Experts say new climate data shows how close world already is to breaching 1.5C Paris agreement pledgeThere is a one-in-five chance annual global temperatures will be at least 1.5C warmer than in pre-industrial times in the next five years, experts have said.Annual global temperatures are likely to be at least 1C above the levels they were before the industrial era in each year between 2020 and 2024, a long-range forecast by experts led by the UK Met Office shows. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Arctic, UK Met Office, Paris Climate Agreement


Say Hello to the CW's New Batwoman

Just as suddenly as Ruby Rose exited the CW’s Batwoman, the network has announced that it’s found a new actor to don the cowl and keep Gotham’s streets safe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Gotham, The Cw, Batwoman, Lgbtq, Dc, Cw, DC Entertainment, Ruby Rose, Javicia Leslie


Twitter Is Working on Some Kind of Mysterious Subscription Feature

Twitter may be finally working on a way for you to monetize your shitty tweets without starting a podcast or putting a Cash.me link in your bio—that, or it’s launching a new tier of premium or ad-free accounts. As reported by VentureBeat on Wednesday, the revenue-hungry social network is indeed building some kind of…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, Payments, Subscriptions


Rolls-Royce Seeks To Corner Highest Tier Of Insufferable Crypto Dork Market

Rolls-Royce is known for making some incredible limited-run vehicles with wildly unique traits, like preventing you from speeding or (via an outside coachbuilder) permitting elegant dumps to be taken within its leather-slathered interior, but this seems to be the first time a limited run of Rolls-Royces has been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Special Editions, Rolls Royce


Ryan Gosling's Wolfman Movie Lands Invisible Man Director

If you’re going to make a Universal Monsters movie, why not get a director who’s already a proven success in the genre? According to Deadline, that’s exactly what’s about to happen. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Blumhouse, The Invisible Man, Wolfman, The Wolfman, Universalmonsters


Intel Reveals What We Can Expect From Thunderbolt 4 Later This Year

Intel’s Thunderbolt connector is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to ports, with Thunderbolt 3 found on a wide variety of high-end computers and peripherals. But Intel is looking to improve and refine its connection standard, and now we have new official details regarding the next version of the spec: …Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Usb, Computers, Laptops, Thunderbolt, Usb C, Thunderbolt 4, Intel Announces Thunderbolt 4


Coronavirus live news: Tulsa health chief cites Trump rally over spike in cases

Gathering ‘likely contributed’ to surge; Bolsonaro vetoes measures to help indigenous people; Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in casesWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live 11.33pm BST Coronavirus cases worldwide have exceeded 12 million, according to a Reuters tally, as evidence mounts of the airbor...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Trump, Reuters, Tulsa, Codelco, Jair Bolsonaro


Law Enforcement Is Buying Its Way Into Our Breaches

Right now, there’s a good chance your digital life is multitudes bigger than it was just a few months ago. Over time, the global coronavirus pandemic has turned a lot of us—or at least everyone I know—into the type of person who dates digitally, mourns digitally, and attends everything from church to support groups…Read more...
Tags: Science, Law Enforcement, Capitalism, Data Breaches


Coronavirus live news: US cases rise by world record 60,000 as Melbourne locks down

Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely contributed’ to city’s surge in cases; global infections near 12m; 3,000 miners infected in Chile. Follow the latest updatesUS cases rise by world record 60,000 in one dayScientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirusTrump criticises Fauci and says US in a ‘good place’ as cases top 3mPence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demands‘This lockdown seems different’: second time around, Melbourne is on edge 12.33am BST Aus...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Victoria, Melbourne, Trump


NASA Calls a Time Out as InSight’s Heat Probe Hits Another Snag on Mars

After some mild progress, the Mars InSight heat probe, known as “the mole,” is no longer descending into the Red Planet. NASA is pressing pause on this part of the mission for now, freeing InSight’s robotic arm for other important jobs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Mars, Mars Exploration, Red Planet, Insight Lander


Climate Change Could Make Arctic Waves Two Stories Higher

Climate change may cause huge waves to swell in the Arctic, which could have a devastating impact on coastal communities.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Indigenous Rights, Inuit, Ice Ice Maybe, Everythings Wavy


A Lab Accident Likely Led to a Woman's Death From Brain-Destroying Prions 9 Years Later

A lab accident in 2010 likely led to a woman’s untimely death nearly a decade later, according to doctors in France. In a recent case study, they describe how a woman in her early 30s developed a universally fatal brain disorder years after she had pierced her skin with equipment used to handle infectious rogue…Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, Prions, Mad Cow Disease, Weird Medicine


Indigenous Americans had contact with Polynesians 800 years ago, DNA reveals

Study shows groups crossed vast ocean in about the year 1200 Proof of encounter found in DNA of present-day populations Indigenous Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA of present-day populations, new studies have revealed.Whether peoples from what is today Colombia or Ecuador drifted thousands of kilometres to tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific, or whether seafaring Poly...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Colombia, Archaeology, South America, Ecuador, Pacific, Pacific Islands


Digimon Adventure Teased Its Big Bad by Establishing a Wild New Canon

For all of the Digimon Adventure reboot’s narrative similarities to the original anime that it’s based on, the new series has been carefully introducing unique elements to its telling of the story about human children partnering with Digimon to save the digital world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Anime, Toei Animation, Digimon, Digimon Adventure


Star Wars' Rae Sloane: Everything You Need to Know About the Face of a Fallen Empire

When EA’s Star Wars: Squadrons was announced, fans (rightfully) got very excited about glimpses of familiar faces among the cast of starfighter pilots: Wedge Antilles, flying for the New Republic! Rebel’s Hera Syndulla, now a general! But there’s one more familiar face in there that has fans talking, and it’s not a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Video Games, Disney, EA, Explainer, Lucasfilm, Rae Sloane, Star Wars Squadrons


America’s Great Racial Reckoning Comes To The Auto Industry As Black Ford Employees Call For End Of Cop Car Manufacturing

Some American corporations have been forced to come to Jesus in the past few weeks with acknowledgements of racial insensitivity, failures in workplace diversity, and other contributions to institutional racism — but for the most part this reckoning has largely bypassed the automotive industry. Or so we thought,…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Ford, Jesus, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Ford Police Interceptor


These 5 Oil and Gas Pipelines Are the Next to Face Trouble

The end of fossil fuels is nigh. This week alone, we’ve seen three major pipelines get smacked TF up. First, a judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of all crude oil in 30 days. Then, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled due to its endless delays and increasing costs. Just hours…Read more...
Tags: Science, Rip, Oil And Gas, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Pipelines, Dakota Access Pipeline, Endangered Pipelines


The First Teaser For Halloween Kills Is Here, But the Movie Won't Be Until 2021

It’s a good news/bad news situation if you’re a fan of the Halloween franchise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Universal, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, Halloween Kills, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Halloween Ends


Independent Civil Rights Audit Finds Facebook Is Making Everything Worse

As noted in Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s post, today is the day the public is supposed to find out the results of its independent civil rights audit, a two-year review of Facebook’s “policies and practices led by noted civil liberties and civil rights expert Laura W. Murphy and Megan Cacace, partner in the civil…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Civil Rights, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Laura W Murphy, Megan Cacace, Independent Civil Rights Audit Finds Facebook


America’s Great Racial Reckoning Comes To The Auto Industry As Some Ford Employees Call For End Of Cop Car Manufacturing

Some American corporations have been forced to come to Jesus in the past few weeks with acknowledgements of racial insensitivity, failures in workplace diversity, and other contributions to institutional racism — but for the most part this reckoning has largely bypassed the automotive industry. Or so we thought,…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Ford, Jesus, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Ford Police Interceptor


Coronavirus live news: Brazil's Bolsonaro vetoes Covid-19 support for indigenous people

President blocks guarantee of hospital beds; Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in casesWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live 8.33pm BST Police in Serbia fired tear gas at protesters after being pelted with flares and stones as thousands protested in front of the Belgrade parliament despite warnings su...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Serbia, Brazil, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Belgrade, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak


The NeverEnding Story's Childlike Empress Is Starring in an '80s Fantasy Tribute Film

The Childlike Empress has grown up and she’s taking lead in a new “lo-fi fantasy film,” alongside ‘80s faces like Sean Astin, Rhea Perlman, and Christopher Lloyd. Of course, it wouldn’t be an old-school fantasy flick without some Jim Henson puppets.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fantasy, Nostalgia, 80s, Jim Henson, Jim Henson Company, Christopher Lloyd, Sean Astin, Tami Stronach, Rhea Perlman, Michael Emerson, Jim Hensons Creature Shop, The Neverending Story, Greg Steinbruner, Man And Witch, Sean Astin Rhea Perlman


3D TVs Didn't Die, They Just Ended Up in Cars

After dominating trade shows for years as the next big thing in home entertainment, 3D TVs seemingly completely disappeared overnight, replaced by technologies like OLED that are a genuine improvement on the television experience. Where all those gimmicky screens actually went was a mystery, though—until today, when …Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, Automotive, 3D, Mercedes Benz, 3D TV


Harvard and MIT Sue ICE Over Policy of Deporting Students Forced Into Online Classes

Harvard and MIT have swiftly filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, following ICE’s surprise Monday announcement that the agency may deport international students if they don’t attend class in person. It’s a spectacularly on-brand counter-offensive via…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mit, Harvard, Ice, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs Enforcement


Apple Music Sucking Up Your iPhone Battery Life? You're Not Alone

If you have an iPhone and recently noticed that your battery isn’t lasting as long as it used to, you may not be alone: Many iPhone owners are claiming that they’ve noticed Apple Music is responsible for excessive battery drain.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Science, Smartphones, Psa, Apple Music, Consumer Tech, Apple Music Battery Drain


‘It Really Is Otherworldly’: What It’s Like to Visit the Hot Springs of the Deep Sea

Thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface, boiling hot plumes of seawater shoot like geysers into the abyss. There, some of the strangest life on Earth thrives. Thousands of white crabs with spindly legs creep along the seafloor. Eight-foot-long worms with bright red, mouthless heads poke out of white PVC-looking…Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Pacific Ocean, Deep Sea, Submarines, Hot Springs, Hydrothermal Vents


Even Mild Covid-19 Can Sometimes Cause Hallucinations and Other Brain Problems

Doctors are starting to see the sort of serious brain problems that scientists had previously warned would become more common because of the covid-19 pandemic. A new study published Wednesday details patients who caught the coronavirus and went on to develop neurological complications, including cognitive impairment,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Brains, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Neurological



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