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White House Tells Hospitals to Skip CDC and Send Coronavirus Data Straight to HHS

The White House has issued a directive to the nation’s hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and “send all coronavirus patient information” straight to a non-public Health and Human Services database in D.C., the New York Times reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, White House, Hospitals, New York Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Health And Human Services, HHS, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, White House Tells Hospitals to Skip CDC


ICE Backs Down on Inhuman Threat to Strip Visas From International Students in Online Classes

After being sued by dozens of institutions, Donald Trump’s administration has backed off its bullshit plan to deny entry to international students (or require they leave the country) if their institutions switch to online-only instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Health, School, Science, Education, College, Ice, CBP, Donald Trump, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Customs And Border Protection, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


The 22 Can't-Miss Panels of Comic-Con 2020 (at Home)

If you’re looking for a positive spin to the horror show that is 2020 here’s one: Everyone is going to San Diego Comic-Con. Read more...
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First COVID-19 vaccine tested in U.S. poised for final testing

By LAURAN NEERGAARD The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday — as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. “No matter how you slice this, this is good news,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, told The Associated Press. The experimental vaccine, developed by Fauci’s colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., will start its most...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, Britain, Soccer, Oxford, Associated Press, Oxford University, Seattle, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Johnson Johnson


Marvel's Helstrom Sure Looks Like a Show That Exists

At one point Hulu seemed like it was going to be bursting at the seams with Marvel shows. Ghost Rider, Howard the Duck, you name it. But in the end, after all those shows were hack and slashed with Wolverine-like rage, only a select few remained. One is Helstrom and its first photos are now here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Streaming, Hulu, Howard, Marvel Entertainment, Helstrom, Sydney Lemmon, Tom Austen


The Adventure Zone TV Show May Feature a New Voice Cast

The novel coronavirus pandemic may have slowed down television production across the world, but animation is one area where things are still happening. The McElroy brothers are hard at work on the pilot for Peacock’s The Adventure Zone animated series—a show that may come with a few surprises, including a potential…Read more...
Tags: Podcast, Science, Nbc, Interview, Animation, Streaming, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Peacock, McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Representation, Voice Acting, The Adventure Zone, Travis Mcelroy


Coronavirus live news: India Covid-19 cases top 900,000 as 133m re-enter lockdown

Restrictions imposed on Indian city of Bangalore and state of Bihar; Venezuela’s capital Caracas to go into a strict lockdown on Wednesday; Face masks mandatory in France; Follow the latest updates133m re-enter lockdown in India as cases top 900,000Cities worldwide reimpose lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surgeFrance: baby boy infected with coronavirus in wombDoes coronavirus spread in the air and how do we stay safe? 12.24am BST Late on Tuesday, India’s coronavirus cases, the third-highest in t...
Tags: Science, France, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Venezuela, Bangalore, Bihar, Caracas, Johns Hopkins University, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Competitive hotdog eaters nearing limit of human performance

A maximum of 84 hotdogs in 10 minutes is possible, says sports science studyThe four-minute mile and the two-hour marathon were once believed impossible: now a new gauntlet has been thrown down for the world of elite competition. A scientific analysis suggests competitive eaters have come within nine hotdogs of the limits of human performance.The theoretical ceiling has been set at 84 hotdogs in 10 minutes. The current world record, set by Joey “Jaws” Chestnut earlier this month, stands at 75. C...
Tags: Food, Science, Sport, World news, Joey


How One Man Turned The Busiest International Border Crossing In North America Into The Centerpiece Of His Empire

Manuel “Matty” Moroun died on Monday at 93 years old. That name might not mean much to you if you’re not from metro Detroit or Windsor, Canada, but around these parts, he was known mainly as the billionaire who owned, among other things, the Ambassador Bridge, which just happens to carry roughly 27 percent of all…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infrastructure, Bridges, North America, Detroit, Manuel, Windsor Canada, Michigan Central Station, Moroun


Stop What You’re Doing and Patch the Windows Bug That Took Microsoft 17 Years to Fix

Microsoft released a patch today that fixes what appears to be a major, long-standing flaw in the Windows Domain Name System (DNS). The patch, which is bundled in with the regular Tuesday Windows update, fixes the SigRed flaw, which was discovered by Israeli security firm Check Point, Wired reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Windows, Security Breach, Check Point Wired


Spider-Man 2 Is a Perfect Sequel

So many follow-ups to successful movies stumble as they chase spectacle at the cost of forgetting what really made their predecessor work in the first place. Sam Raimi’s sophomore Spider-Man movie aimed much higher and bigger than his first movie ever could, in part because of just how keenly it understood Marvel’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, James Franco, Sony Pictures, Kirsten Dunst, Tobey Maguire, Spider Man, Retro Review, Sam Raimi, J K Simmons, Alfred Molina, Spider Man 2


Tim Cook Joins White House to Tell Unemployed Americans to Learn to Code

Ivanka Trump, a woman with a lifetime career guarantee and a net worth equalling the GDP of a small African country, has a plan for the millions of unemployed workers, many of whom lost their jobs during the pandemic: “Find Something New.” The initiative, in partnership with the nonprofit Ad Council, Tim Cook, and IBM…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Tim Cook, Ibm, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Try Hard And Believe In Yourself, Tim Cook Joins


Record-Breaking High Tide Floods Are on the Rise

There’s no need to wait for the watery future of our coasts. Data from 98 sites along the U.S. coast shows that high tide flood are on the rise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Flooding, Coastal Flooding, Coastal Communities


Coronavirus live news: Venezuelan capital to go into lockdown

Global cases rise by 1m in five days; Hong Kong tightens social distancing; 6,000 new cases in RussiaCities worldwide reimpose lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surgeFrance: baby boy infected with coronavirus in wombDoes coronavirus spread in the air and how do we stay safe?US coronavirus updates – live 10.28pm BST In the US, the Democrats’ presidential nominee Joe Biden has urged the president Donald Trump to listen to his public health experts as the country’s caseload continues to surge.Biden w...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association, Robert Redfield


Congress Asks Apple, Google to Clamp Down On Foreign Apps

For the past week, House lawmakers have taken a brief pause from, say, probing into Silicon Valley’s potential antitrust issues, and deciding just how we should all feel about the FBI’s practice of warrantless wiretapping, in the name of rallying around a common enemy: foreign tech companies.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Fbi, House, Silicon Valley, Contact Tracing, Gapple, Congress Asks Apple Google


Andean Condor Soared for 100 Miles Without Flapping Its Wings

The world’s largest soaring bird—the Andean condor—can stay aloft for 5 hours and cover more than 100 miles of real estate without flapping its wings, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Flight, Birds, Condors, Birdmodo


Author Colin Dickey on Aliens, Conspiracy Theories, and Other Strange Realms of The Unidentified

Colin Dickey, author of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, is back with another excellent non-fiction exploration of the unusual. The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained is a fascinating read, so we called up the author to talk more about it.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Interview, Bigfoot, Aliens, Conspiracy Theories, Exclusive, Authors, Loch Ness Monster, Colin Dickey, The Unidentified


For Once, Things Are Coming Up Quibi

Shortly before its rocky launch back in April, Quibi was accused of stealing the gimmicky technology at the heart of its struggling mobile-first streaming service in a high-stakes lawsuit brought by video company Eko—a legal battle that’s stretched on as Quibi battles myriad other public and private crises. Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Eko, Streaming Wars, Quibi


All the Ways the Influential Hydroxychloroquine Study Was Crap

A controversial, highly influential study involving the drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for covid-19—one that helped launch months of research and failed clinical trials—has now been sharply criticized within the pages of the same scientific journal that published it. The new post-publication peer review…Read more...
Tags: Science, Trump, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, Covid 19


How the Frozen 2 Documentary Shows Us More Disney Drama Than We're Used To

Nothing bad ever happens at Disney. Or, at least, that’s the message the family-friendly company leads people to believe. You very rarely see or read raw, behind-the-scenes coverage from the mega-corporation because everything there is so carefully packaged. And that’s precisely why the new Disney+ show, Into the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Behind The Scenes, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Disney Animation, Frozen 2, Amy Astley, Disney Plus, Megan Harding, Into The Unknown Making Frozen 2


Five Things to Know About UAE’s First Mission to Mars

The Emirates Hope Mission, scheduled to launch this Friday, is the first Arab attempt to reach the Red Planet. Here’s how the UAE will endeavor to make history.Read more...
Tags: Science, Space Exploration, Mars, Uae, Planetary Science, Mars Exploration, Emirates Mars Mission, Hope Mars Mission, Hope Spacecraft


Coronavirus live news: India returns Bangalore to lockdown; EU drops Serbia and Montenegro from safe list

Global cases rise by 1m in five days; Hong Kong tightens social distancing; 6,000 new cases in RussiaCities worldwide reimpose lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surgeFrance: baby boy infected with coronavirus in wombDoes coronavirus spread in the air and how do we stay safe?UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 5.59pm BST Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has said he was “not hopeful” of a deal on an EU coronavirus fund this week, despite opening the door to compromise on a key ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Sweden, India, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Serbia, Montenegro, Bangalore, Mark Rutte, Coronavirus outbreak, Netherlands Austria Denmark


19 Tech Giants Join Legal Fight Against ICE Plan to Deport Students Over Online Classes

More than a dozen of the biggest names in tech have thrown their support behind last week’s lawsuit pushing back against ICE’s proposed plans to deport any foreign students planning to attend online-only classes in the coming semester. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ice, Lawsuits, Homeland Security, Tech Giants, Covid 19


Cars Emit More Than Carbon Pollution—They Release Microplastic, Too

When you take your car for a spin, it’s not just emitting particulate matter and greenhouse gases. The wear and tear of your car’s tires and brakes release microplastic, which winds, rains, and snow can carry to the most remote parts of the world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Plastic, Ban Cars, Plastic Pollution, Microplastics


Consoles Letting You Down? Save Hundreds on a Brand New Gaming PC at Newegg

Save Hundreds on Gaming PCs and Gaming Laptops | NeweggRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Newegg, Newegg Deals


How to Take Impossible Burgers to the Next Level When You’re Stuck at Home

Last night, I logged into a Zoom cooking class, as one does during a global pandemic where indoor, in-person activities are frowned upon. This class was a little fancy: It was led by Traci Des Jardins, a real bonafide chef, and the recipes were from Impossible Foods’ newly launched Impossible Cookbook, featuring…Read more...
Tags: Science, Impossible Foods, Traci Des Jardins, Impossible Burger, Taste Buds, Plant Meat, Tastemodo, Impossible Burger 20, Impossible Cookbook


Progress to All Polymer Battery

Hideaki Horie’s innovation is to replace the battery’s basic components, which are metal-lined electrodes and liquid electrolytes, with a resin construction. He says this approach dramatically... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, World, Innovation, Hideaki Horie


Save Big on Games and Accessories in Today’s Best PlayStation Deals

Featured Deal: Concrete Genie | $18Read more...
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Supporting climate science increases skepticism of out-groups

A new study has found evidence suggesting that conservative climate skepticism is driven by reactions to liberal support for science. This was determined both by comparing polling data to records of cues given by leaders, and through a survey. The findings could lead to new methods of influencing public opinion. Among citizens of major Western nations, Americans' acceptance of the science of climate change is relatively low. It is also highly tied to their party affiliation. While members of the...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Iraq, United States, Innovation, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Granger, COVID, Polititcs


Amazon's Next Big Bet on Cashless Shopping Is a Smart Grocery Cart

Amazon opened its first cashless Go convenience store in 2018 before following that up with its first full-size cashless grocery store earlier this year. But for its next attempt to revolutionize brick-and-mortar shopping, Amazon is betting on a smart shopping cart.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Shopping, Groceries, Grocery Stores, Cashless, Consumer Tech, Amazon Dash Cart, Amazon Invents A Smart Shopping Cart, Dash Cart



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