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Fauci Calls Pandemic a 'Worst Nightmare' Scenario, So Remind Me Again Why States Are Reopening?

At the Hill’s Future of Healthcare Summit last year, the outlet’s editor-at-large Steve Clemons asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to describe his nightmare public health scenario. His answer: “[A] respiratory borne illness that spreads rapidly, that’s new, mainly, there’s no background immunity in the population, and that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Steve Clemons, Trump Administration, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Fauci


This Mandalorian Music Video Featuring Composer Ludwig Göransson Is All Kinds of Awesome

Music has always been the beating heart of Star Wars. Recognizable themes, mostly by John Williams, are what give everything you see on screen life. Now, the same goes for The Mandalorian, where composer Ludwig Göransson created his own unique Star Wars sound to distinguish this particular story.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Isaac Ravishankara, Ludwig Goransson, The Mandalorian


Generations of strong ranching women part of Burton family history

The Burton family is heading into a fifth generation of women working the land.Kim Wachtler, a fourth-generation rancher, likes to tell her daughters they come from a line of strong ranching women at Burke Creek Ranch."My intention is to really generate that love for the land so that the children are inclined to carry on as the fifth generation with their cousins, rather than be the generation to sell," Wachtler said.The Burton family founded the cattle ranch, 40 kilometres west of Claresholm, i...
Tags: Science, News, Calgary, Burton, Minnie, Rick Burton, Adam Burton, Fara, Claresholm, COVID, Kim Wachtler, Burke Creek Ranch, Wachtler, Fred -LSB- Burton


Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

Market-dominating delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash are seeing unprecedented demand amid covid-19 stay-at-home orders. But these apps presented a threat to the livelihoods of local businesses even prior to the pandemic, and now, cities are stepping in to curb the exorbitant delivery fees these apps have …Read more...
Tags: Science, Portland, Delivery, Postmates, Gig Economy, Doordash, Ubereats, GrubHub


Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn't Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just 'News Alerting'

AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter’s “firehose,” the Intercept reported on Thursday. While this seems like a clear violation of Twitter policies against using its tools for…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Privacy, Minneapolis, Police, Social Media, Intelligence, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Protests, Mass Surveillance, Dataminr, George Floyd


Atlantic Hurricane Season Keeps Setting Records

Tropical Storm Fay formed on Thursday. It’s the sixth storm of the season and breaks yet another record in a season also teeming with them. Oh, and it’s also going to make for a really garbage weekend from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.Read more...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Disasters, Tropical Storm, Hurricane Season, Mid Atlantic, Fay, Enough Already, Atlantic Hurricane Season


How to See the NEOWISE Comet, Now Visible to the Naked Eye

Comet NEOWISE has completed its close approach to the Sun and is now returning from whence it came. Visible comets like this don’t come around often, so you’re going to want to see this celestial wonder with your own eyes before it’s too late. Here’s how.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Comets, NEOWISE, Comet Neowise


TikTok: Our Biggest Problem Is Dumb, Horny Teens

It’s hard not to feel bad for TikTok. Back in 2018, we were calling the short-form video monolith the only app that was still capable of wringing anything close to “unbridled joy” out of our jaded, miserable lives. Less than two years later, it’s facing a potential ban from our sitting president and an exile from its…Read more...
Tags: Transparency, Science, Content Moderation, Tiktok


CDC Says It Won't Revise School Opening Guidelines to Placate Trump, Just Release 'Additional Information'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won’t revise its guidelines for schools during the coronavirus pandemic despite the president’s depraved threats of retribution if they don’t fully return to in-person classes, the agency’s director Dr. Robert Redfield said on Thursday. But he did say additional…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Education, Cdc, Schools, Donald Trump, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Betsy DeVos, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Robert Redfield, Everyone Is Not On The Same Page


Coronavirus live news: fears as first case reported in rebel-held Syrian camps

WHO says pandemic is still accelerating; Hundreds of Romanians check themselves out of hospital; Serbia considers new lockdownWHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingWarning of Covid-19 ‘storm’ as pandemic accelerates across AfricaTrudeau and Trump’s responses see wildly different results 10.34pm BST Brazil’s death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 69,184 on Thursday, from 67,964 the previous day, the country’s health ministry said.The country has registered 1,755,779 confirmed cases o...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Serbia, Brazil, Montreal, Trump, Quebec Canada, Christian Dubé, Coronavirus outbreak


Bodies donated to science 'left to be eaten by rats at Paris centre'

Inquiry to examine claims remains were found strewn around and dismemberedAuthorities in France will investigate claims that human corpses donated for science were left to rot and be eaten by rats at a university research facility, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said.An investigation into “violations of the integrity of a corpse” was handed over to magistrates by prosecutors who handled the initial phase of the investigation after l’Express magazine reported the scandal last November. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, World news, Medical Research, Paris, l'Express magazine


5 Alien Planets We'd Actually Like to Visit

Sci-fi movies and TV shows love to visit hostile planets filled with violent alien creatures, environmental perils, and an overall vibe of “get me the hell out of here”—not exactly the ideal components for a space vacation. But there are a few extraterrestrial hotspots we wouldn’t mind visiting on our next getaway.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Adult Swim, Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Avatar, Cbs, Thor, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Rick And Morty, Thor Ragnarok, Thor The Dark World, Star Trek The Next Generation


New Photos Leak of Google's Long Overdue Update to the Original Google Home

The original Google Home speaker was introduced back in 2016, which means it’s long overdue for an update. This week, we saw leaked photos that appear to show Google’s big revamp for its OG smart speaker. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Speakers, Leaks, Nest, Consumer Tech, Google Assistant, Google Home, Smart Speakers, Google Home Gets A Refresh


Cancel Culture Isn't a Culture, It's a Religion

There is no tenet of good writing simpler or more repeated than “show don’t tell.” So it’s surprising in retrospect that so many people who trade in words (and appear to take doing so seriously), people like J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood, and Gloria Steinem, attached their names to a letter published in Harper’s on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Harper, Gloria Steinem, Bill Maher, Malcom Gladwell, Harpers, Katie Roiphe, Jennifer Senior, Bari Weiss, J K Rowling Margaret Atwood, Cancel Culture, The Letter


How to Get the iOS 14 Public Beta on Your iPhone Right Now

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June is where the company previews all the new features coming to the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. For most of us, that means there are three months of waiting before we actually get to play around with those new features when the upgrades roll out…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Public Beta, Ios 14, Ipados 14


'Airborne,' 'Asymptomatic,' and Other Misunderstood Coronavirus Terms

Today, the World Health Organization formally announced a change in its stance over very two important issues concerning covid-19. The organization stated that people can spread the virus while asymptomatic and that airborne transmission of the virus is possible under certain circumstances, such as crowded rooms with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Airborne, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Asymptomatic


iOS 14 Will Completely Change the Way You Use Your iPhone

Every year Apple introduces a new version of iOS, and every year promises to deliver a huge change in the way we use our phones. But I’ll be honest: Using my iPhone basically always feels the same and has for years, even with all the little tweaks and new features Apple continues to add. This time, though, is…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Ios 14 Preview


Coronavirus live news: WHO says pandemic still accelerating; 624 Romania patients discharge themselves from hospital

WHO appoints committee on Covid-19 crisis; Romanian court ruled against mandatory admittance with mild symptoms; Serbia considers new lockdownFull story: WHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingWarning of Covid-19 ‘storm’ as pandemic accelerates across AfricaTrudeau and Trump’s responses see wildly different resultsUK coronavirus live: latest updates 6.25pm BST A dozen countries including the US, UK and Singapore agreed on Thursday to speed up efforts to get hundreds of thousands of ...
Tags: Science, Singapore, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Serbia, Romania, Who, Un, Associated Press, Trump, Reuters, US UK, Coronavirus outbreak


Indian Army Personnel Reportedly Ordered to Delete Their Facebook, Tinder, and TikTok Accounts

The Indian army has upped the app purge and requested that personnel delete their accounts on virtually all major social platforms, Indian media is reporting. The list of 89 apps include, unsurprisingly, China-affiliated TikTok and all Tencent gaming apps, but also Facebook, Tinder, Instagram, Tinder, Snapchat,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, China, India, Tencent, Bans, Indian Army, Tiktok, Facebook Tinder Instagram


More Than 90% of Quibi Users Reportedly Bailed After Free Trial

Quibi, the video streaming service that no one asked for, has apparently only covered about 8% of early users into paying subscribers, according to a report from mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower via the Verge. That means of the supposed 910,000 people who downloaded Quibi in the app’s early days, only about 72,000…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming Services, Sensor Tower, Womp Womp, Quibi


6 Things I Liked About the Dune Miniseries (and 6 I Didn't)

Every time I’ve told people I’ve been reading Frank Herbert’s Dune series, two things happen: 1) I’ll learn what books I can skip, and 2) someone will ask if I’ve seen the Syfy miniseries. Following my experience of watching the baffling disaster that was David Lynch’s vision of Dune, I decided to check out the…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Syfy, David Lynch, Nostalgia, Dune, Frank Herbert, Ian McNeice, William Hurt, Julie Cox, John Harrison, Mini Series, Saskia Reeves, Alec Newman, Liked Vs Didnt, Barbora Kodetova


Joe Biden Still Doesn't Have a Plan to Stop Oil and Gas Production

On Wednesday, a task force made up of supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign (RIP) and presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden sent 110 pages of to the Democratic National Committee for its consideration drafting the national platform. The document includes 14 pages of climate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Fossil Fuels, Bernie Sanders, Democratic National Committee, Climate Policy


California Condors Return to Sequoia National Park for First Time in 50 Years

For the first time in nearly 50 years, California condors have returned to Sequoia National Park. The National Park Service announced on Wednesday that park staff spotted the critically endangered bird in the park back on May 28. This sighting signals that federal efforts to bring the California condor back from…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Birds, Endangered Species, California Condor, Birdmodo, Fly Free Baby, Sequoia National Park The National Park Service


They Will Never Be Held Responsible for the Havoc They Have Created

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…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Sick Days, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Some of the Scientific Minds Behind the UK's Coronavirus Response Have Helped Fund a New Sci-Fi Pandemic Comic

As the novel coronavirus pandemic has continued to spread around the world, scientists have scrambled to try and find effective ways to impart the risks and needs required of the public to mitigate the impact of covid-19. And now some scientists in the UK have decided to turn to comics to help educate people.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Exclusive, Preview, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Webtoons, Planet Divoc 91


This Is the Best $250 Phone

Just a few years ago, a $250 phone didn’t offer much. If you were lucky, you might get a front-mounted fingerprint reader that took up a bunch of space, stuttering performance, and a single rear camera that probably performed decently during the day, but turned into a potato at night. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Budget Phones, Battlemodo, Tcl 10l, Moto G Power, Budget Phone Battlemodo


Lunar Rover Footage Upscaled With AI Is as Close as You'll Get to the Experience of Driving on the Moon

The last time astronauts walked on the moon was in December of 1972, decades before high-definition video cameras were available. They relied on low-res grainy analog film to record their adventures, which makes it hard for viewers to feel connected to what’s going on. But using modern AI techniques to upscale classic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Apollo 16


Noise control: sound wave system cancels out drum of traffic

Windows can stay open say scientists behind speaker array that emits opposing pressure sound waves to counteract dinIf the hum of passing cars and the clatter of trains drives you to slam windows shut on a hot day, a new noise cancelling system could be music to your ears.Scientists have developed a sound control system that can be fitted on to an open window, allowing a breeze to waft in while sounds from outside are quietened. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Life and style, UK News, World news, Cities, Southampton, Academics


1,000-Year-Old Cat Skeleton Suggests Nomadic Herders Cared for Ailing Pet

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan have discovered the well-preserved remains of a cat that died over 1,000 years ago along the Silk Road. The feline lived a tough life but was apparently cared for by pastoralists, in an unheard of practice given their nomadic lifestyles.Read more...
Tags: Silk Road, Science, Cats, Pets, Anthropology, Kazakhstan, Paleontology, Pastoralists


The EOS R5 Looks Like the Beastly Full-Frame Mirrorless Cam That Canon Fans Wanted All Along

Canon has taken a somewhat winding route with its full-frame mirrorless camera line, starting with the mid-range EOS R in 2018 before following that up with the entry-level EOS RP in 2019. But now, Canon has finally launched the new EOS R5, which looks like the high-end flagship mirrorless camera Canon fans have been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, EOS, Mirrorless Cameras, Mirrorless, Canon, Consumer Tech, EOS R5, The Canon Eos R5 Has Finally Arrived



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