Huge Nintendo 'Gigaleak' Reveals Tons Of SNES & N64 Secrets, Like Luigi In Mario 64

One of the longest-running and most interesting stories of 2020 has been the slow emergence of a ton of confidential, historic data contained within some big Nintendo leaks. Another round of stuff originating from this data spill landed over the weekend, and it covers everything from Super Mario 64 to Star Fox 2 to …Read more...
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Crappy Email Security Could Be the Next Big Threat to American Elections: Report

Given the embarrassing catastrophe that was the 2016 presidential election, staving off cyberattacks and foreign influence campaigns is a top priority for election officials nationwide as we get closer to November. Apparently, though, no one thought to apply that same level of scrutiny to their emails. Who’d have…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Voting, Russia, Ransomware, Russian hackers, Hacking, Trump, 2020 Elections, Trump Administration, 2020 Election, Russian election interference, Election Interference, Russia Election Interference, Voting Infrastructure, 2020 Presidential Election

Coronavirus live news: US reports 5,000 deaths in five days as Australia sees record new cases

Birx says federal health experts recommend bar closures in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana and Virginia; Spain’s Covid-19 deaths could be 60% higher; Global deaths near 650,000. Follow the latest updatesVictoria, Australia sees national record 532 new casesPacific Islanders in US hospitalised with Covid-19 at up to 10 times the rate of other groupsUK could impose more ‘handbrake restrictions’ on arrivals beyond SpainUS records more than 1,000 Covid deaths a day as Republicans mull reliefSee a...
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NBA Will Use Microsoft Teams to Project Fans Into Game Arenas

Competitive sports just aren’t quite the same without fans. Unfortunately, because we’re living through a global pandemic with a coronavirus that thrives in mass gatherings, having fans at games in person isn’t exactly possible right now. But that doesn’t mean professional sports leagues are ready to restart their…Read more...
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Guillermo del Toro Dreams of Making a Multi-Part Frankenstein Saga

Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein. The idea alone gives you chills. It’s been the director’s dream project for as long as he’s been asked the question, and the subject came up again at this weekend’s virtual San Diego Comic-Con. Del Toro explained a bit more about how he’d adapt the Mary Shelley book for the big…Read more...
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The Latest Rick and Morty Anime Short is a Time-Twisting Tokyo Thriller

A few months ago, Adult Swim gave us a delightful treat in the form of a Rick and Morty anime short, a moody samurai story with just enough excess and weird science to feel authentic. Well we’ve got another, and this one’s even more chaotic. Read more...
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California's Air Pollution Police Consider Forcing Uber and Lyft to Go Electric

California’s Air Resources Board submitted an ambitious proposal in recent days that would put a cap on emissions from vehicles being used for rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft, Wired reports. And while these companies have an infamously tumultuous history with labor regulators in their home state, they seem…Read more...
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Daredevil Actor Peter Shinkoda Says Jeph Loeb Told Writers Not to Develop Asian Characters

In an effort to drum up support for a revival of Netflix’s now-canceled Daredevil live-action series, the #SaveDaredevil campaign recently gathered a trio of actors from the show to field questions from the fandom and to talk about their experiences shooting. While much of the conversation centered on positive…Read more...
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Brazilian President Announces He Is Over Coronavirus, Poses With Hydroxychloroquine

Infamous coronavirus skeptic Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, triumphantly declared on Saturday that he had recovered from covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. To celebrate, Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself doing a thumbs-up with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he has promoted…Read more...
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Scientists are homing in on understanding just how sensitive our climate is to CO2

At the dawn of the industrial revolution, the Earth’s atmosphere contained 278 parts of CO₂ per million. Today, after more than two and a half centuries of fossil fuel use, that figure is around 414 parts per million (ppm). If the build-up of CO₂ continues at current rates, by 2060 it will have passed 560 ppm – more than double the level of pre-industrial times. Exactly how the climate will respond to all this extra CO₂ is one of the central questions in climate science. Just how much will the c...
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Doctor Who's Huge New Event Nearly Got Scrapped by the Coronavirus

Move over, Daleks: you’re now officially less likely to scrap the Doctor’s plans than actual respiratory viruses.Read more...
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What We Do in the Shadows' 'Vampire Jedi' Moment with Mark Hamill Wasn't Pre-Planned

We’d watch the cast of our beloved What We Do in the Shadows read the dictionary, but fortunately the FX show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel was more lively than that—and brisk, clocking in at just over 30 minutes. One moment worth highlighting was when co-producers Stefani Robinson and Paul Simms discussed one of season…Read more...
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Put that back where you found it. Right now.

"Scientists and archaeologists now believe, however, that the plague bacteria, which caused the medieval Black Death that killed up to half of Europe’s population, infected humans roughly 5,000 years ago in the Stone Age. The bacteria, after it had entered the bloodstream and likely killed the host, circulated into the pulp chamber of teeth, which kept its DNA insulated from millennia of environmental wear and tear. In the past decade, scientists have been able to extract and analyze that DNA.Th...
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Just in Time for PS5, Bag a Whole Year of PlayStation Plus for $29

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The UAE’s Mars mission shows how space exploration can benefit small nations

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) successfully launched its Mars mission dubbed “Al Amal,” or “Hope,” from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan on July 20. This is the first space mission by the UAE, and the first Arab mission to Mars – making the world’s first launch countdown in Arabic a moment for the history books. The mission’s journey to its launch date has arguably been at least as remarkable as the launch itself. With no previous domestic space exploration experience, planetary sc...
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Britain wins rare praise for leading race to test life-saving Covid drugs

UK’s high infection rate and centralised NHS have enabled Recovery team to help victims across the worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt has been a startling week for those following Britain’s response to the pandemic. Roundly derided for the lateness of its lockdown and its bungled testing programmes, the UK was the unexpected recipient of a sudden bout of lavish praise for its scientists’ efforts to combat the d isease.“The Brits are on course to save the world,” ...
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Trapping tiny particles: A versatile tool for nanomanipulation

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University have developed a novel device for single nanoparticle trapping, which has potential applications for drug discovery, disease monitoring, biomedical imaging, and more.
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Cycad plants provide an important 'ecosystem service'

A study published in the June 2020 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Horticulturae shows that cycads, which are in decline and among the world's most threatened group of plants, provide an important service to their neighboring organisms. The study, completed by researchers from the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center at the University of Guam and the Montgomery Botanical Center in Miami, found that at least two cycad species share nitrogen and carbon through the soil, thereby creating h...
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Potential therapeutic effects of dipyridamole in the severely ill patients with COVID-19

Effective antivirals with safe clinical profile are urgently needed to improve the overall COVID-19 prognosis. In an analysis of a randomly collected cohort of 124 patients with COVID-19, the authors found that hypercoagulability as indicated by elevated concentrations of D-dimers was associated with disease severity. By virtual screening of a U.S. FDA approved drug library, the authors identified an anticoagulation agent dipyridamole (DIP) in silico, which suppressed SARS-CoV-2 replication in v...
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Low plasma 25(OH) vitamin D level associated with increased risk of COVID-19 infection

An Israeli population-based study by a group of scientists from the Leumit Health Services and the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University discovered significant association of low plasma vitamin D level with the likelihood of COVID-19 infection among patients who were tested for COVID-19, even after adjustment for age, gender, socio-economic status and chronic, mental and physical disorders.
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Existing evidence suggests face coverings do not lead to false sense of security

Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely to increase the risk of infection through wearers foregoing other behaviours such as good hand hygiene, say researchers from the University of Cambridge and King's College London.
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Wealthier men are more likely to develop high blood pressure

Working men with higher incomes are more likely to develop high blood pressure, reports a study presented at the 84th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2020). "Men with higher incomes need to improve their lifestyles to prevent high blood pressure," said study author Dr. Shingo Yanagiya of the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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Developing a new strategy to selectively deliver therapies to the brain

Developing a new strategy to selectively deliver therapies to the brain
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NTU Singapore researchers speed up gold-standard COVID-19 diagnostic test

NTU Singapore has demonstrated a way to improve upon COVID-19 laboratory tests, yielding results in 36 minutes - ¼ of the time required by existing gold-standard tests. Their new approach, which can be done with portable equipment, could allow for screening and research especially in countries and regions with limited laboratory capabilities. It can also be used to detect other viruses and bacteria too, such as the dengue virus.
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