Coronavirus live news: Victoria faces stage 4 lockdown as South Africa cases pass 500,000

Australian state braced for new announcement; South Africa accounts for more than half of Africa’s diagnosed Covid-19 infections; WHO anticipates “lengthy” pandemic. Follow the latest updatesVictoria to announce stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions with federal backingVictoria and Melbourne coronavirus mapMelbourne’s stage 3 Covid-19 lockdown rules explainedThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.25am BST The head of Mexico’s efforts to fight the cor...
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Roar! This Bronze T-Rex Clock Costs $27,000

When it comes to wacky clocks nobody can hold a candle to MB&F. The company, which makes $100K watches alongside things like this wild mechanical T-rex thing, teamed up with movement maker L’Épée and design house Massena LAB to create a $27,000 desk trinket that looks like something out of Half-Life 2.Read more...
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People Are Apparently Jerking Off With Their Phones During the Pandemic

People are doing things with their phones that I didn’t even know you could do with phones. I mean, I get it: In these crazy coronavirus times, people need to get creative to meet their sexual needs. I totally support having a healthy sex live and masturbation. But… with your phone? Read more...
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Netflix Adds Playback Speed Settings, So Now I Can Burn Through My Backlog 1.5 Times Faster

I’m about to blow through The Umbrella Academy season 2 in record time, you guys.Read more...
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Astronauts successfully depart the ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon, starting their trip home

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have successfully undocked from the International Space Station, which is the first crucial stage of their return to Earth. Next, they’ll travel on a coast phase that will take them on a descent course back through the atmosphere from space, shedding speed as they prepare to deploy the parachutes of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and drop into the Atlantic Ocean for recovery. The undocking, coast and splashdown phase are all meant to be perfor...
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Coronavirus live: South Africa cases reach 500,000, new cases double in Belgium

Crew onboard Norwegian cruise ship test positive for virus; Vietnamese tourist hotspot Da Nang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 9.25pm BST South Africa’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 have crossed half a million, the health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. Africa’s mo...
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The Mandalorian's First Tie-In Novel Has Been Delayed

But only by a bit.
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Coronavirus live: new cases double in Belgium, continue to rise in France and Poland

Crew onboard Norwegian cruise ship test positive for virus; Vietnamese tourist hotspot Da Nang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 8.16pm BST 36 crew members confined on the Norwegian cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Saturday, according to AFP. The ship’s company ...
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The Unfinished Car Is Full of Peril in This Clip From Infinity Train Book 3

Things are never simple, easy, or comfortable on the Infinity Train. Read more...
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Here Are the 2020 Hugo Award Winners

It’s that time of year. The coronavirus can’t stop the brightest and nerdiest in science fiction from gathering (digitally, safely, from their homes) to celebrate the annual Hugo Awards, given to a variety of the best and brightest in the genre. This year, the celebrations were hosted by George RR Martin, and featured…Read more...
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Improve your relationships – with advice from counter-terrorism experts

Emily and Laurence Alison specialise in communication and co-operation with criminal suspects. But their methods work in the home and at work, too“The more you push someone, the more they close up,” say Emily and Laurence Alison, a husband-and-wife psychology team. “The hungrier you are for information, the harder it will be to get that out of someone. But give the person a choice about what they say; give them some autonomy and you begin to build the rapport that may lead to a better conversati...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Science, Relationships, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Emily, Laurence, Laurence Alison

Riding an E-Bike Has Changed My Entire Perspective on How We Get Around

Summer was just barely kicking off. My boyfriend was skating ahead of me on his longboard as I trudged behind—slowly—on my bicycle up a hill. No matter how hard I tried, I could not keep up. I was covered in sweat, annoyed, and over our goddamn excursion to the nearby park. Look, I love bikes, but I fucking hate hills…Read more...
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Mariprofundis R'lyehianum

Just in case extracting the DNA of the ancestor of bubonic plague from the teeth of neolithic skulls doesn't trigger the final boss fight of 2020 A.D., scientists are also feeding nutrients to dormant hundred-million-year-old bacteria from the benthic mud of the abyssal plains of the ocean to wake them up and see what happens.via GIPHYThere is no way that HLV2514 is going to get here in time. . [Author: Tam]
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Coronavirus live news: cases continue to rise in France and Poland

Vietnamese tourist hotspot of Danang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 3.13pm BST Staff at a hospital in north-west England are to be rapidly tested for coronavirus to “control the spread of the infection”.Stockport NHS Foundation Trust said a “small number” of patients and staff had been identified as having the v...
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Watch live as SpaceX brings NASA astronauts back from the Space Station aboard Crew Dragon

SpaceX and NASA are now in the final stages of preparation for the conclusion of its Demo-2 Crew Dragon mission, which will see astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley depart the International Space Station and return to Earth. Behnken and Hurley launched aboard the Crew Dragon, SpaceX’s first human spacecraft, on May 30 and have been working as part of the Station’s crew since then. The Crew Dragon is set to depart from the ISS at 7:34 PM EDT (4:34 PM PDT) tonight, but NASA is planning a day ...
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I Need A New Power Strip, Maybe You Need One Too For $25

Anker 12 Outlets & 3 USB Ports Surge Protector Power Strip | $25 | AmazonRead more...
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Soulcalibur VI is Still Getting New Characters, So Grab The Standard Edition For Cheap and Get to Fighting

Soulcalibur VI Standard Edition (PS4) | $19 | AmazonSoulcalibur VI Standard Edition (XBO) | $16 | AmazonRead more...
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Coronavirus live news: England rocked by easing u-turn as Australia cases mount

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 7.20am BST A week is a long time in a coronavirus pandemic – a fact the UK government has learned all too painfully. Avoiding a one-week delay to lockdown in March would potentially have halved the death toll, it has previously emerged....
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Australia, India, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Victoria, US Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak

RSV vaccination of pregnant women could prevent pneumonia in babies

Professor Shabir A. Madhi of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is the lead author of a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, 30 July 2020.The multinational, multicentre study reports on the first RSV vaccine to provide evidence that inmunisation of pregnant woman could protect young infants under six months old against severe RSV lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI).
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New studies show how to save parasites and why it's important

An international group of scientists published a paper, Aug. 1, 2020, in a special edition of the journal Biological Conservation that lays out an ambitious global conservation plan for parasites. A separate paper also found that the responses of parasites to environmental change are likely to be complex, and that a changing world probably will see both outbreaks of some parasites and a total loss of other parasite species.
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How creating an "empathy lens" makes P2P marketing communications more effective

Provider-focused P2P marketing communications increase consumers' likelihood of purchase, app download, and willingness to pay.
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Kodak Gave Its CEO Stock Options, Then News Broke of a Million-Dollar Federal Deal and Prices Soared

The Eastman Kodak Company gave its CEO 1.75 million stock options just one day before the company’s stock soared amid news that it would receive a $765 million federal loan to manufacture critical drug components, the New York Times reported Friday.Read more...
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