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Jeff Bezos Tells Congress He 'Can't Guarantee' Amazon Isn't Violating Its Own Policies to Undercut Sellers

At Wednesday’s major tech antitrust hearing in the House Judiciary Committee—featuring the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he couldn’t promise that the company hasn’t violated its own policies on fair competition with third-party sellers.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Politics, Science, Technology, Antitrust, Jeff Bezos, House Judiciary Committee, E Commerce, Amazon Apple Facebook, Tech Policy, Congress He Can t Guarantee Amazon


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record 723 new cases as global infections near 17m

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases near 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.18am BST California, Florida and Texas, the three larg...
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Watch NASA Launch Its Perseverance Mars Rover Live Right Here [Update: Liftoff!]

Update 8:08 a.m.: The Atlas V rocket lifted off on schedule, and everything appeared to go well. Perseverance is now on its way to Mars. Original article appears below.Read more...
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Watch NASA Launch Its Perseverance Mars Rover Live Right Here

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is ready for launch. You can watch the action live in the stream below starting at 7:00 a.m. EDT (4:00 a.m. PT).Read more...
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These Massive Murals For The Old Guard Are Truly Magnificent

One of the few bright spots in this god-forsaken year is the new Netflix film, The Old Guard. Director Gina Prince Bythewood’s adaptation of the Image Comic by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández provides the kind of emotional, exciting, superhero escape fans crave during the summer months. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, This Is Awesome, Charlize Theron, Gina Prince Bythewood, Murals, Bartosz Kosowski, Leandro Fernandez, Greg Rucka, The Old Guard


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record 723 new cases; Hong Kong on brink of 'large-scale outbreak'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesAustralia coronavirus news – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.24am BST Still in Australia, from midnigh...
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One in three children have dangerous levels of lead in their blood

About 800 million children, mostly in developing countries, ‘will have had risky exposure’One in three children around the world have concentrations of lead in their blood at levels likely to cause significant long-term health damage, new research has found.About 800 million children and young people under the age of 19 are likely to have blood levels of lead at or above 5 micrograms per decilitre (5μg/dl), according to the report. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, Society, World news, Pollution, Poison


Spotify Is Testing a New Podcasting Tool to Share Quotes in Other Apps

Spotify is demoing a new tool that will allow some users to share quotes from episodes of podcasts from its platform to messaging and social apps.
Tags: Spotify, Science, Podcasts, Streaming, Streaming Wars


Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily cases as Hong Kong on brink of 'large-scale outbreak'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am BST In Hong Kon...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Carrie Lam, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, Macau Affairs Office Beijing


Jon Cryer and Ben Stiller Auditioned for a Very Different Back to the Future

Though the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future was earlier this month, the celebration continues into the fall. That’s when a brand new anniversary Blu-ray set is be released and news of it helped opened a door to a very appropriate alternate timeline.Read more...
Tags: Science, Back To The Future, Nuclear Power, Universal, Time Travel, Ben Stiller, Indiana Jones, Nostalgia, Michael J Fox, 80s, Jon Cryer, Auditions, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Benstiller


Congressman Louie Gohmert Has Covid, Suspects He Contracted It From Mask He Wasn’t Wearing

U.S. representative and walking self-parody Louie Gohmert, one of the many mouth-breathing conservative dolts who have mostly refused to wear a mask during the novel coronavirus pandemic, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. He blames the mask.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Congress, Masks, Karma, Capitol Hill, Louie Gohmert, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


France sees highest daily increase in cases for over a month – as it happened

American deaths pass grim milestone; French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical system. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.15am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily cases as Hong Kong on brink of 'large-scale outbreak' 12.12am BST The scandal over Dominic Cummings’ trips to...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil confirms nearly 70,000 new cases, a daily record

American deaths pass grim milestone; French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical systemGermany’s Covid-19 fears grow over ‘reckless’ partygoersObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.19pm BST Hi, Helen Sullivan joining you now. I’ll be bringing you the latest for the next few hours – ge...
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Bionano Genome Imaging Provides Essential Scaffolding Results in High Profile Bat Genome Study

Six reference-quality bat genomes described in a publication in Nature reveal how bats can carry and yet survive deadly virusesSAN DIEGO, July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) announced today that a study published in the journal Nature (Jebb, D., Huang, Z., Pippel, M. et al. Six reference-quality genomes reveal evolution of bat adaptations. Nature 583, 578–584 (2020)) used Bionano’s genome imaging technology to build reference-quality genomes of six bat species...
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Umbrella Academy's Ellen Page on Giving Vanya Space to Open Up

The first trailer for Umbrella Academy’s second season made it abundantly clear that the Netflix series is pivoting into a markedly different direction than the Dark Horse comics series it’s based on. Where the initial comic arc left Vanya (Ellen Page in the series) quite incapacitated thanks to a gunshot, the TV show…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Lgbtq, Ellen Page, Set Visit, Marin Ireland, Umbrella Academy, Vanya Ellen Page


Aukey’s EP-N5 True Wireless Earbuds Offer Great ANC Performance for Under $50

Aukey EP-N5 True Wireless ANC Earbuds | $45 | Amazon | Promo Code KINJAEPN5Read more...
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Declining Bee Populations Are Threatening Crop Yields

Bees are on the decline. New research suggests that could have serious implications for global access to food. Read more...
Tags: Science, Agriculture, Pollination, The Bees Are Dying Globally At An Alarming Rate, Bees Are Dying Globally At An Alarming Rate


Study Links Serious Gum Disease to Dementia Decades Later

New research is the latest to suggest that the condition of our mouth and teeth is intimately connected to our brain health. The study found an association between people having severe gum disease or missing teeth in their early 60’s and an increased risk of them developing cognitive problems and dementia up to two…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dementia, Brains, Teeth, Alzheimers, Harsh Tooths


As 2020 Spirals Into the Abyss, TikTok Teens Are Reaching Into Their Past Lives

Legend holds that there are seasons and locations where the spiritual veil is thinnest, a passage for restless spirits to cross into the mortal realm. Because we can’t visit Stonehenge on Midsummer’s Eve, the next best thing for homebound seekers is TikTok, where witches rule, and thousands flock in search of an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Reincarnation, Past Life Regression, Souls, Tiktok


Chrome OS Could Soon Be Connecting With Your Android Phone in a Welcome Way

While Chrome OS users are able to connect their android phones to their computers to text and use their phone as an automatic wi-fi hotspot, it’s been lacking in certain features. Compared to the Windows 10 Your Phone app, it doesn’t integrate as deeply with your phone with features like managing photos and play…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Chrome Os, Android Phone Hub


Coronavirus live news: Brazil confirms over 70,000 cases in new daily record

American deaths pass grim milestone; French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical systemGermany’s Covid-19 fears grow over ‘reckless’ partygoersObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.22pm BST Guatemalan hospitals say they have had to bury dozens of Covid-19 victims who have never been i...
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Coronavirus live news: US coronavirus deaths top 150,000 as France sees surge in cases

American deaths pass grim milestone; French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical systemGermany’s Covid-19 fears grow over ‘reckless’ partygoersObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.26pm BST From grim milestones to record unemployment rates and protests against stay-at-home orders, the ...
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So, Should You Buy the Apple Watch Series 3 Right Now?

The Series 3 is a good smartwatch. Some would even say the Apple Watch Series 3 was the first real smartwatch that was worth the expensive price tag. That said, it’s been three years since the Series 3 launched. Apple’s lowered the price of the watch to $200, and these days, you can find deals that bring that price…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 3


The Razer Kishi Is the Smartphone Gamepad I've Been Waiting For

Betrayal, frustration, regret. These are just a few of the emotions I felt when I bought my first gamepad for a smartphone, the Logitech Powershell, in 2015. The sales pitch sounded so sensible. You’re already carrying a tiny computer in your pocket all the time, snap that phone into a controller case and you’d have…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Mobile Gaming, Razer, Kishi, Controllers, Logitech Powershell


Coronavirus live news: France reports highest daily increase in cases in more than a month

French authorities report 1,392 new cases; Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical system; pilgrims quarantined in Mecca as hajj beginsGermany’s Covid-19 fears grow over ‘reckless’ partygoersObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesItaly ‘walking a fine line’ on coronavirus infectionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.22pm BST French health authorities reported 1,392 additional Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the hi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, France, US, Barcelona, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Mecca, Lleida, Coronavirus outbreak


Archaeologists discover likely source of Stonehenge's giant sarsen stones

Stones in Wiltshire woodland found to be exact match for majority of site’s sarsensToday West Woods in Wiltshire is a popular spot for hikers, dog walkers and mountain bikers, famed for its bluebells in the springtime. Stick to the footpaths and it is easy to miss the hefty flat stones hidden in the undergrowth.But groundbreaking scientific research published on Wednesday reveals that, 4,500 years ago, this spot – and in particular those hulking sandstone boulders – drew the ancient architects o...
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Facebook Says China Is Its Biggest Enemy, but It’s Also a Highly Valued Customer

Anyone who’s covered the wacky world of tech policy for any time at all probably has some ideas about how today’s major antitrust hearing will go down. Some think Jeff Bezos’s overall net worth will become part of the debate. Tim Cook will be grilled over Apple’s firm chokehold over the mobile app ecosystem. And no…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Tim Cook, Antitrust, National Security, Jeff Bezos, Saying The Quiet Part Out Loud, Facebook Says China


What a Superhero Show Looks Like During Covid-19

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier isn’t coming out next month. The CW’s DC shows won’t be back until next year. As the coronavirus pandemic continues onwards, studios have had to reckon with what shooting a superhero show in the age of social distancing even looks like. But we actually already have an example.Read more...
Tags: Science, Production, Superheroes, Cw, Power Rangers, Toei, Tokusatsu, Super Sentai, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


A Freaky Elongated Cloud Has Reappeared on Mars

Like clockwork, a strange cloud has returned high above the Martian surface. Read more...
Tags: Science, Clouds, Mars, Planetary Science, Arsia Mons, Martian Clouds, Martian Weather


HBO Go Will Be Killed for Real This Week

Following the launch of its HBO Max app in May, HBO announced soon after that it would be sunsetting its Go service—the streaming app for users who subscribe to HBO through their TV or cable provider. That is happening this week, and Go users will no longer be able to use the app on their devices as of Friday.Read more...
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