Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 14m as Australian parliament is postponed

The US, Brazil and India see biggest increases as worldwide tally grows by 237,743 in 24 hours; Australian parliament postponed on medical advice. Follow all the developments liveOpposition accepts Scott Morrison’s decision to postpone parliamentGlobal report: India cases pass 1 million mark Boris Johnson’s plan for ‘normality’ met with criticism Los Angeles suburbs hit hard as cases surge in California 3.30am BST The health minister of Victoria, Jenny Mikakos, says three addition aged care ...
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UK plans millions of coronavirus antibody tests after trial success - report

The finger-prick tests were found to be 98.6% accurate in secret human trials held in June, according to the Daily TelegraphCoronavirus latest updatesThe UK government is planning to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after successful secret trials, according to reports.The finger-prick tests, which can tell within 20 minutes if a person has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, were found to be 98.6% accurate in human trials held in June, the Daily Telegraph reported. Contin...
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This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today

Scores of websites and services went down Friday afternoon due to problems with Cloudflare’s DNS service, sparking rampant speculation about the cause. After all, a global DDOS attack would totally fit the real-life apocalypse movie that 2020 is increasingly turning into.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: record rise in global Covid cases as Australian parliament is postponed

The US, Brazil and India see biggest increases as worldwide tally grows by 237,743 in 24 hours; Australian parliament postponed on medical advice. Follow all the developments liveGlobal report: India cases pass 1 million mark Boris Johnson’s plan for ‘normality’ met with criticism Los Angeles suburbs hit hard as cases surge in California 1.24am BST In the US, California’s governor has announced strict rules for school reopening that would prevent the vast majority of students from returning ...
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The crucial role of Vitamin D in explaining the behaviour of coronaviruses and flu viruses

An extract from my comment on FB [see also this] ADDENDUM Many "experts" are blind to the role of Vitamin D in human physiology. But Vitamin D is ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL. Most Africans who migrated to northern altitudes 100k years ago DIED but babies with a mutation against melanin survived. The White Africans forget this basic […]
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Apple's Updated Style Guide Adds Support for More Inclusive Language

Apple has already been quite outspoken in regards to support for equality and the Black Lives Matter movement, with CEO Tim Cook having penned a statement titled Speaking Up on Racism last month in June. But more recently, Apple released an updated style guide seeking to improve the kind of language used in its…Read more...
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Revel Suspended More Than 1,000 NYC Riders in the Last Month for Being Reckless Idiots

If you live in a city with a shared motor scooter program, you’ve likely spotted at least one reckless driver zipping down the street without any regard for basic traffic rules or safety. Maybe the rider or riders failed to wear a helmet, or maybe they were riding on sidewalks or bike lanes. I’ve personally witnessed…Read more...
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Feds Must Answer for Aerial Spying on Protesters, Lawmakers Say

Nearly two dozen House Democrats signed letters on Friday demanding answers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Customs and Border Protection regarding the use of aerial surveillance deployed to monitor protesters after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in May.Read more...
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Unreleased Coronavirus Task Force Report Shows 18 States Are in the 'Red Zone'

As the U.S. shattered records on Thursday with over 77,000 newly confirmed cases and the nation’s death toll has exploded to nearly 139,000, an unpublished White House coronavirus task force report obtained by the Center for Public Integrity warned that 18 states are now in the “red zone” and should roll back their…Read more...
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Iranian Hackers Left 5 Hours' Worth of Hacking How-Tos Chilling on the Open Web

There’s a lot of intrigue and ~mystery~ surrounding the public conception of hacking, but the truth is, even the most elite hackers are regular people. And just like regular people, they screw up on the job more than you might think. We’ve seen cybercriminals screw themselves over in some of the dumbest ways imaginableRead more...
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Latest Coronavirus Science: Hopeful Evidence for Longer-Lasting Immunity

In this roundup of the latest research into the covid-19 pandemic, we cover encouraging evidence for immunity, why the virus may not be very airborne, and an unexpected effect of the pandemic on our weather forecasts.Read more...
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GitHub Has Stored Its Code in an Arctic Vault It Hopes Will Last 1,000 Years

If you posted a project to GitHub before February 2, the fruits of your labor are now likely entombed for a millennium in a frozen ark. Yesterday, the world’s largest source code repository announced that, on July 8, it enshrined its archive below hundreds of meters of permafrost in an Arctic vault, inside a chamber…Read more...
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Police Arrest Suspect in the Murder of Tech C.E.O. Fahim Saleh

Investigators arrested a suspect this morning for the murder of tech C.E.O. Fahim Saleh, 33. Saleh’s personal assistant, Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, is expected to be charged with second degree murder, along with other crimes, according to two officials who spoke with New York Times.Read more...
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How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

A solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make for your desktop computer. And it’s not very hard to set up: Physically install it, connect the right cables, and reinstall Windows from scratch.Read more...
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Whoa! Keanu Reeves Is Writing Comic Books Now, Too

He does drama. He does comedy. He does kick-ass action. He does dramatic readings. He plays guitar. Hell, we wouldn’t be surprised if he still goes surfing sometimes. And now, Keanu Reevers—movie star, cultural icon, genuinely cool dude—can add “comic book writer” to his enviable resumé.Read more...
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Fossil Fuel Companies Are Beginning to Fall Behind on Their Loans

The oilpocalypse continues. The industry has been in a tailspin since the coronavirus lockdowns drove demand into the ground. Fossil fuel companies have scrambled to figure out what to do, and it seems the latest tactic is not paying loans.Read more...
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10 Cult Horror Comedies That'll Make You Laugh Your Guts Out

Some horror films wriggle into your mind and make you seriously question ever switching off the lights. But when you just don’t wanna invite something like Hereditary into your nightmares, there are also horror movies that aim to make you shriek with laughter and fright, often with a bonus helping of gore.Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Horror, New Zealand, What We Do In The Shadows, Nostalgia, Rubber, Lake Placid, Black Sheep, From Beyond, Jeffrey Combs, Stuart Gordon, Ready or not, Return of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Tucker And Dale Vs Evil

Twitch Is Bringing Radio to Your Face

Twitch, home to popular esports streamers, is partnering with parent Entercom for interactive livestreams of sports radio stations in major cities in the U.S.Read more...
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Twitter Confirms 130 Accounts Were Hit in the Latest Hack

In the days since we saw some of Twitter’s highest-profile accounts taken over for what appears to be a massive cryptocurrency scam, we’ve come up with more questions than we’ve gotten answers. How, exactly, was that one Twitter employee actually involved? What sort of technical protections has the company come up with…Read more...
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Funko Is Auctioning Off Ultra Rare Pops for Charity During SDCC

Without San Diego Comic-Con as a place for Funko collectors to meet this year, the company decided to do something extra special. The tiny toy favorite dug deep into its vault and came out with well over 100 super rare items, including multiple prototypes, which will be auctioned off on eBay with all proceeds going to…Read more...
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UK coronavirus: Chris Whitty says social distancing should continue 'for a long period' – as it happened

Patrick Vallance warns of ‘very high probability’ of second wave; PM unveils plan to return England ‘to normality’ by Christmas; UK death toll rises by 114. This blog is now closed - please follow the global live blog for the latest updates 6.29pm BST This live blog has now closed - please follow the latest updates in the global live blog. Related: Coronavirus live news: Barcelona residents told to stay home after cases rise 6.02pm BST Related: How prepared is Boris Johnson for a ...
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The U.S. Had a Record Number of Overdose Deaths Last Year

The covid-19 pandemic isn’t the only public health crisis the U.S. is currently dealing with, as new government data released this week illustrates. In 2019, there were nearly 71,000 deaths attributed to drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highest yearly number to date. And…Read more...
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Runaway Star Blamed for Black Hole’s Bizarre Disappearing Act

Two years ago, astronomers watched in confusion as the corona of a supermassive black hole quickly faded from view, only to reappear a few months later. New research suggests this strange episode was caused by a runaway star.Read more...
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Here's Where You'll Be Able to Pre-Order the PlayStation 5

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Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web. They convert easy-to-remember domain names into actual internet IP addresses, just like your contacts app converts names into actual phone numbers. You can actually change which DNS server your devices use,…Read more...
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This $22 Kirby Art Book Is Everything I Need Right Now

Kirby Art & Style Collection | $22 | Amazon
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Lenovo's Funky Gaming Phone with a Side-Mounted Pop-Up Cam Appears to Be Real

A couple months ago, rumors started to swirl about an upcoming Lenovo gaming phone with a funky side-mounted pop-up cam, and now based on a listing on, it seems those rumors were true. Read more...
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These Are Some of the Rarest Creatures Ever Caught on Camera

No matter how hard conservationists try, some animals just don’t want to be found. Perhaps this isn’t surprising since rare species, by their nature, are very hard to find. But capturing even a few minutes of them on camera can help transform our understanding of the rarest and most endangered creatures on Earth. Read more...
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UK coronavirus live: Chris Whitty says social distancing should continue 'for a long period'

PM unveils £3bn of funding for NHS in England, along with ‘biggest ever’ flu vaccination programme and new powers to impose local lockdownsBoris Johnson unveils plan to return England ‘to normality’ by ChristmasWhat will change in PM’s ‘return to normality’Urgent review ordered of PHE Covid-19 death figuresTop civil servant overseeing care homes steps asideGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.24pm BST Shadow health minister, Justin Madders, has this:Whitty and Vallance weren’t at the press co...
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AI researchers say we’ve squeezed nearly as much out of modern computers as we can

Deep learning‘s reached the end of its rope. At least according to a group of MIT researchers who recently conducted an audit of more than 1,000 pre-print papers on arXiv. We’ve run out of compute, basically. The researchers claim we’ll we’ll soon reach a point where it’s no longer economically or environmentally feasible to continue scaling deep learning systems. Per the team’s paper: Progress along current lines is rapidly becoming economically, technically, and environmentally unsustainable. ...
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