Ajit Pai, Who Abandoned FCC Prison Phone Rate Caps, Urges States to Clean Up His Mess

Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai is urging that states impose caps on the price of intrastate prison phone calls—ones that existed on the federal level until Pai’s FCC abandoned them in court.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Prison, Prisons, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Phones, Jail, Pai, Price Gouging, Ajit Pai, Private prisons, FCC Prison Phone Rate Caps Urges States

Coronavirus live news: Trump urges people to wear masks; Victoria sees record daily cases

Australian state reports 484 new cases, higher than previous national record; Sinovac vaccine enters Phase 3 clinical trial; Mike Pompeo attacks WHO. Follow the latest updatesTrump urges Americans to wear masksTrump says pandemic will ‘get worse’ at first Covid-19 briefing in monthsUS failure to report vital coronavirus data is hobbling responseCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 4.13am BST A government-sponsored campaign to revive dome...
Tags: Japan, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Trump, Mike Pompeo, Coronavirus outbreak

Japan's GoTo domestic tourism push stalls amid fears of Covid-19 'disaster'

Surge in cases forces the government to create an exclusion zone around the capital and pay out for cancellationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA government-sponsored campaign to revive domestic tourism in Japan has begun in disarray amid fears it could cause a coronavirus “disaster”.The “Go To” campaign was supposed to help kick start the world’s third-biggest economy, which has seen the number of overseas visitors plummet by 99.9% in recent months because of the pa...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Science, Coronavirus outbreak

The Best Marvel Studios Moments in Comic-Con History

This year could have been special. A year after Marvel Studios announced the bulk of the Phase 4 slate in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, odds were high that a 2020 panel would have been even bigger. We might have seen footage from Eternals and trailers for the Disney+ shows, and gotten some juicy news about Captain…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, San Diego, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jon Favreau, James Gunn, Natalie Portman, Marvel Studios, The Avengers, Comic Con, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, San Diego Comic Con, Hall H

Coronavirus live news: Trump urges people to wear masks as China vaccine starts final tests

Sinovac vaccine becomes third worldwide to enter Phase 3 clinical trial; California cases set to overtake New York’s; Mike Pompeo attacks WHO. Follow the latest updatesTrump urges Americans to wear masksTrump says pandemic will ‘get worse’ at first Covid-19 briefing in monthsUS failure to report vital coronavirus data is hobbling responseCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am BST Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday im...
Tags: New York, Science, California, White House, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Zimbabwe, Donald Trump, Trump, Afp, Emmerson Mnangagwa

No, a Reporter Did Not Call the White House Press Secretary a 'Lying Bitch'

An Al Jazeera reporter did not call White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany a “lying bitch” on Tuesday, despite claims to the otherwise by sizable contingent of pro-Donald Trump Twitter accounts.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Audio, White House, Social Media, Al Jazeera, Donald Trump, Fake, Misinformation, Kayleigh McEnany, Donald Trump Twitter

Spotify Is Doing Video Podcasts Now, Too

As part of its hard-lean pivot to Podcast King, Spotify is now bringing video podcasts to its platform, complete with seamless multitasking support if you prefer to listen instead.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Podcasts, Streaming

Russian Sci-Fi Horror Sputnik Offers a Timely Reminder of the Importance of Quarantine

The ominous mention of “an incident in space” opens this eerie trailer for Egor Abramenko’s Sputnik, and it soon becomes clear that the very worst of all that loaded phrase implies is about to come true—namely that something alien has tagged along back to Earth, and containing it is going to be a nightmarish task.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Russia, Earth, Sputnik, Sci Fi, Egor Abramenko

Steven Universe Rocks Out and Hello Neighbor Does Hidden Identity in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. San Diego Comic-Con at Home and Gen Con Online 2020 are right around the corner, and with those events we might see some new announcements and releases. In the meantime, there’s plenty of cool stuff on the horizon,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Board Games, RPG, Tabletop Games, Steven Universe, Pandemic, Hello Neighbor, Gaming Shelf, San Diego Comic Con At Home, Boss Monster

Wayfair Conspiracy Theorists Are Flooding the National Trafficking Hotline

Even if you’re not an avid follower of conspiracy theories, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the recent one about Wayfair trafficking underage girls through some overpriced cabinets, or as some of us like to call it, “Wayfairgate.” The fact that it’s been debunked by outlets hasn’t stopped the theory from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Conspiracy Theories, Wayfair, Knock It Off

Obesity, Infertility, and Low IQ Are Just Some of the Ways Household Chemicals Wreck Our Health

A new analysis published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology on Tuesday found that a growing number of endocrine-disrupting household chemicals have been linked to widespread health problems, including infertility, diabetes, and impaired brain development. The researchers examined hundreds of studies published in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bpa Free, PFAS, Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, Ways Household Chemicals Wreck Our Health

The House Votes to Ban TikTok from Government-Issued Devices, TikTok Threatens to Create Jobs

Adding to TikTok’s litany of woes, the House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to prevent government employees from installing TikTok on government-issued devices—inching closer toward the transnational goal of eradicating the Chinese-owned company from the face of the earth. TikTok clapped back with the announcement…Read more...
Tags: Science, House, Ban, Federal Government, Bytedance, Tiktok

First active leak of sea-bed methane discovered in Antarctica

Researchers say potent climate-heating gas almost certainly escaping into atmosphereThe first active leak of methane from the sea floor in Antarctica has been revealed by scientists.The researchers also found microbes that normally consume the potent greenhouse gas before it reaches the atmosphere had only arrived in small numbers after five years, allowing the gas to escape. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Microbiology, Antarctica

I Asked An Expert To Read My Ghost Of Tsushima Haiku. He Wasn’t Impressed

When not fighting invaders, Ghost of Tsushima gives players peaceful ways to catch their breath. The island is littered with scenic spots that host a haiku-composing mini-game, and by the end of the journey players should have “written” quite a few of these short poems. Unfortunately, they probably won’t be very good.Read more...
Tags: Science, Poetry, Kotaku Core, Haiku, Tsushima, Sucker Punch, Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch Productions, Jim Kacian

Mike Pompeo attacks WHO in private meeting during UK visit

US secretary of state said the World Health Organization was responsible for Britons who had died from Covid-19The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo launched an extraordinary attack on the World Health Organization during a private meeting in the UK, accusing it of being in the pocket of China and responsible for “dead Britons” who passed away during the pandemic.Pompeo told those present that he believed the WHO was “political not a science-based organisation” and accused its current director g...
Tags: UK, Science, China, US, UK News, US news, Who, World Health Organization, State, Beijing Continue, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak

The Garbage Watch is a piece of haute ecology

With an aesthetic that is reminiscent of Mugatu’s Derelicte, fashion house Volleback has announced the Garbage Watch, a timepiece made entirely of e-waste.Read more...
Tags: Science, Electronics, Watches, Mugatu, Garbage Watch, Volleback

Marvel Villainous Is Perfect for Those Who Thought the Disney Version Was Too Nice

If playing Disney Villainous is like being in the fifth grade, Marvel Villainous is the first day of middle school. It feels the same, but it’s totally not. There are rules and norms you had no idea existed but are now the most important things in the world—and there’s a chance the classmates you came along with may…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Board Games, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, RPG, Tabletop Games, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ravensburger, Marvel Villainous, Disney Villainous, Disney Version Was Too Nice

Purdue and US Army Develop Explosive for Nontoxic Ammo

The U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command plays an important role in guiding the future of our warfighters’ lethality and survivability. Their mission statement is “To provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary now and in the future.” To […] Read More … The post Purdue and US Army Develop Explosive for Nontoxic Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Science, News, Guns, Defense, Research, Army, Patents, Press Releases, US Army, Daily News, Lead, Purdue, Purdue University, Ammo, Nontoxic, Ammunition

Kidneys, Brain, Skin: New Study Highlights the Whole-Body Damage Caused by Covid-19

A recent research paper provides a better picture of the serious damage that covid-19 can cause throughout the body, not just in the lungs. It highlights heart, kidney, liver, and neurological complications, among others. This long list of symptoms may be the result of direct damage caused by the virus, as well as by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Is your brain okay?

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic pals, I’ve returned from my staycation and wow, what a couple of weeks to miss. Not only have we failed to flatten the curve, but everyday brings a new record number of cases and deaths. Bottom notch work all around humanity, seriously lets give ourselves whatever the opposite of a round of applause is. ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Newsletter, Tech, Insider, Coronavirus

Star Wars Merch Has Escaped Galaxy's Edge and Landed at Target

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away, one could only buy merchandise from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the actual Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions in Disneyland or Disney World. Soon though, that will no longer be the case.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Lego, Hasbro, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Target, Funko, Black Series, Star Wars Galaxys Edge

FBI Arrests Ohio Republicans in Alleged $60 Million Bribery Case for Coal and Nuclear Bailout

The FBI arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and a number of Republicans on Tuesday on charges of bribery tied to the state’s passage of a nuclear and coal bailout bill last year. Read more...
Tags: Corruption, Science, Fbi, Ohio, Nuclear, Ohio House, Locked Up, Larry Householder

Community Broadband Will Make the Internet Cheaper for Us All

The digital divide in the U.S. was apparent long before the pandemic forced many of us to go about our usual work/school day from our home computers. ISPs responded by waiving late fees, removing data caps, and opening up hotspots for free, but only temporarily. If you’re lucky enough to have more than one ISP in your…Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Isps, Community Broadband, Coronavirus, Covid 19

The Army's Mass Twitch Bans Might Be Unconstitutional

Looks like the U.S. Army and Navy might not be able to squash the pacifist resistance that’s been rising up in its Twitch streams, mostly visitors dropping into the chats to reference war crimes (or “w4r crimes” or “war c rimes”). Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard about how the U.S. Army’s esports team has been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, War Crimes, Army, Twitch, Esports, U S Army, W4r Crimes

LinkedIn Takes a Break From Job Recruitment to Lay Off More Than 900 Employees

LinkedIn might be a platform full of milquetoast networking memes, quasi-inspirational posts about networking, and bizarrely catchy networking-themed playlists, but even all of this (questionable) business savvy couldn’t save the platform from the scourge of seemingly endless layoffs brought on by the current hell…Read more...
Tags: Science, Linkedin, Irony, Covid 19

Amazon's Roving Delivery Coolers on Wheels Are Headed to More Cities

Amazon’s dopey looking delivery robots—which have been roving around parts of California and Washington—are now being deployed in two more states, and they’re bringing their human babysitters along with them.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, California, Washington

DHS Is Spying on Social Media to Track Threats to Statues

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence & Analysis has been authorized to conduct social media surveillance of protestors in order to protect statues and monuments, according to an unclassified three-page document obtained by Lawfare and the Washington Post. The undated document appears to offer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Washington Post, Social Media, Dhs, Department Of Homeland Security, Lawfare

My Cats Hate Automated Toys, but I Buy Them Anyway

My cats have totally opposite personalities. Charlie, my mild-mannered, slightly chonky, gray tabby will paw at a toy as she lays lazily on her back. Katniss, my sassy tuxedo cat, is still a kitten despite being nearly eight-years-old. For five years, it was just me and Charlie, until Katniss came into our lives two…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Pet Gadgets, Katniss, Charlie, Please Get Your Butt Off My Keyboard

UK must ramp up coronavirus efforts to avoid second wave, scientists warn

Senior scientists say it is ‘critical’ Britain improves capacity to spot and contain outbreaks before winterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain must ramp up its capacity to spot and contain coronavirus outbreaks if it is to avoid a potentially devastating second wave of infections this winter, senior scientists have warned.The next two months are “critical” for building a more effective test-and-trace system and ensuring that local outbreak teams are ready to hand...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Britain, Coronavirus outbreak

There Have Never Been This Many Fires in the Far Northern Arctic

The Arctic is normally a cold, cold place. But lately, due to the climate crisis, it’s literally been on fire. A new analysis took a deeper look at the recent Arctic fires to paint a clearer picture of where exactly all this burning is happening.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Permafrost, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Arctic Fires, Peatlands

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