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Coronavirus live news: Global cases pass 18m as Melbourne braces for further lockdown measures

Residents in state of Victoria wake up after first night of curfew; ‘major incident’ declared in Manchester; Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in Birx over handling of pandemic. Follow the latest updatesGlobal infections pass 18mVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions including overnight curfewGreater Manchester declares major incident after rise in Covid-19 casesAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.21am BST Honduras will extend...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, Victoria, Nancy Pelosi, Melbourne, Honduras, Reuters, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Birx


Ancient Microbes, Virtual Comic-Con, and Mind-Boggling Sperm, Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Since the world is both metaphorically and, in some places, literally on fire these days, I’ve replaced doomscrolling through my feeds with something more wholesome to preserve my already perennially shaky mental state: farming sims. Nice try, depressing news, but I can’t hear you when I’m 100+ hours deep in Stardew…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Farming, Power Rangers, Sperm, Comic Con, Big Oil, Best of the week, Umbrella Academy, Best Of Gizmodo, Stardew, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Verticalfarming


California Is Burning: 20,000-Acre Fire Rages On Uncontained, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

In case we needed another reminded that climate change is burning up the planet, California officials reported this weekend that a fire in Cherry Valley has burned through 20,516 acres of land and is currently not contained.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Cherry Valley, Apple Fire


Coronavirus live news: Global cases near 18m as Melbourne braces for further lockdown measures

Residents in state of Victoria wake up after first night of curfew; ‘major incident’ declared in Manchester; Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in Birx over handling of pandemic. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions including overnight curfewGreater Manchester declares major incident after rise in Covid-19 casesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am BST...
Tags: Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Victoria, Nancy Pelosi, Melbourne, north west England, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Watch This Fun Documentary on Todd McFarlane's Comics Legacy

Todd McFarlane is one of the most distinctive creators working in comics. His over-the-top, stylized artistry is recognizable a mile away, and had a defining impact on the era of comics he got his start in. He’s also, honestly, a very entertaining dude: frank, direct, and deeply in love with his own creations. Which…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Documentary, Syfy, Spider Man, Todd McFarlane, Spawn


Birx Says Coronavirus Outbreak Is 'Extraordinarily Widespread,' Recommends Some Wear Masks at Home

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, sent an alarming message about the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. on Sunday. Birx said that what the country is experiencing now is different than in March and April, which saw the rapid acceleration of virus transmission in the country. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, White House, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Deborah Birx, Birx


One Murder Hornet Down (Don't Ask How Many to Go)

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has successfully trapped its first Asian giant hornet, aka murder hornet aka 2-inch-long flying demon that rips off bees’ heads and haunts my nightmares. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bees, Conservation, Invasive Species, Washington State, Don, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Murder Hornets, Bees Are Dying Globally At An Alarming Rate, Bees Are Dying, Canada 2


Success!

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico shortly before 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, marking the successful completion of both the first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company and NASA’s first water landing in 45 years. You can check out a clip of the historic moment in a tweet by…Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Nasa, Space Travel, International Space Station, Spaceships, Gulf of Mexico, Space Shuttle, Falcon 9 Rocket, Crew Dragon, Crew Dragon Spacecraft


Force Your Kids to Code With This Raspberry Pi Laptop

This inexplicably-named laptop is the all-in-one electronics toolkit you’re probably looking for. Powered by a Raspberry Pi, the CrowPi2 features a screen and keyboard as well as a panoply of inputs and outputs that hearkens back to the 100-in-1 electronics kits of yore.Read more...
Tags: Science, Raspberry Pi, Stem, Laptops


Covid-19 in the Middle East: 'Normal life is back – including the tensions'

The Guardian’s international correspondent on the last few months in Jordan, where he is based, and across the region For most people, the first few days and weeks were pretty scary. We were reading stories about hospitals being overwhelmed, death rates growing exponentially. It’s never been as high here as it has been in Europe, but we did feel it here early on. It felt initially like an adrenaline rush. Jordan had one of the harshest lockdowns – for a period, you couldn’t leave your home for a...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, World news, Iran, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Jordan, Membership, Coronavirus outbreak


Creepy Doll Annabelle Is Just as Restless in Quarantine as Everyone Else

The Conjuring breakout star/creepy, creepy doll Annabelle is facing her own sort of quarantine: unable to shoot more spooky movies, she’s forced to live on the New Line Cinema lot, more or less entirely alone. How has she been coping? According to this filmed short, about as well as everyone else. Which is to say:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Warner Bros, Annabelle, New Line Cinema, Quarantine, The Conjuring, Annabelle Comes Home, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


SpaceX and NASA successfully return Crew Dragon spacecraft to Earth with astronauts on board

SpaceX and NASA have made history once again, successfully completing the crucial final phase of their Demo-2 mission for the Crew Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX’s first spacecraft made for human flight. This marks the end of this last demonstration mission, which flew NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 30, where they remained for two months prior to making the return trip on Sunday. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon appears to have performed exactly as int...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Gulf of Mexico


Apple Reportedly Eyes Turning iPhones Into Payment Terminals

Apple has reportedly bought Mobeewave, a startup that allows phones to become payment terminals with a simple tap, Bloomberg reported this week. The company’s apparently got money on its mind. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bloomberg, Square, Nfc, Mobeewave


A Bunch of People in Rhode Island Accidentally Got Checks in the Mail Signed by Mickey Mouse

Golly, I didn’t know Mickey was so generous. Read more...
Tags: Science, Taxes, Disney, Mistakes, Rhode Island, Mickey Mouse, Mickey


Janelle Monae's Horror Film Antebellum Is Off the Release Schedule, Unsurprisingly

With Tenet, the film industry’s leader in playing chicken with the coronavirus, having a new release date (or lack thereof) every week or so, it seems unlikely that the theatrical distribution market is going to wind back up anytime soon, at least in the United States. One of the few films left with a summer release…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, United States, Theaters, Janelle Monae, Tenet, Antebellum, Christopher Renz, Gerard Bush


Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after catching coronavirus

Bollywood star idolised in India discharged three weeks after contracting ‘mild’ symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.Bachchan’s actor-son, Abishek, who was admitted at the same time, remains in hospital. His daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai, and granddaughter Aaradhya were discharged last week. Conti...
Tags: Science, Film, India, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, Bachchan, Aaradhya, Aishwarya Rai, Coronavirus outbreak, Abishek


Coronavirus live news: Melbourne under curfew; worldwide cases near 18m

Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state of Victoria; India records nearly 55,000 new cases; UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown;Coronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in MelbourneSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.13pm BST A further five people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed repor...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, Mexico, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, MelbourneSee


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John Wick (4K) | $15 | Best BuyJohn Wick Chapter 2 (4K) | $15 | Best BuyJohn Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (4K) | $18 | Best BuyRead more...
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Watch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splash down in the Atlantic Ocean live as astronauts return to Earth

SpaceX and NASA are getting ready to complete their most important joint mission to date – Crew Dragon Demo-2, which is the culmination of the partners’ work on their Commercial Crew program designed to certify a SpaceX spacecraft for regular human spaceflight operations. NASA astronauts are already on board Crew Dragon making their way back to Earth during a multi-hour descent, and later on Sunday will be splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Behnken and Hurley un...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Gulf of Mexico, Spacecraft, Atlantic Ocean


Tekken 7 is Just $12 on the PS4, and Also Noctis is There For Some Reason

Tekken 7 (PS4) | $12 | AmazonRead more...
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Coronavirus live news: curfew under way in Melbourne as Victoria declares state of disaster

Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state; UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown; South Africa’s cases pass 500,000Victoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in Melbourne Masks recommended in more circumstances in New South Wales Global report: curfew in Australia’s second-largest city as Mexico racks up daily recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.59am BST Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling miles...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Mexico, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, New South Wales, Associated Press, Victoria, Melbourne, Gloucestershire


Cramped workplaces, parties … the factors fuelling local Covid-19 spikes

What have resurgences around the world taught us about how local clusters emerge?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is not always possible to pinpoint the origin of a local spike in cases, particularly in countries like the UK, where the disease is still circulating at relatively significant levels.But in countries where overall caseloads are lower, and with rigorous test-and-trace schemes, it has been possible to pinpoint the factors that have sparked or fuelled loca...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, UK, Science, Biology, Singapore, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Victoria declares state of disaster and nightly curfew for Melbourne

Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown; Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state; South Africa’s cases pass 500,000. Follow the latest updatesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in Melbourne Masks recommended in more circumstances in New South Wales Melbourne’s stage 3 Covid-19 lockdown rules explainedThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.07am BST That’s it fr...
Tags: Science, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Melbourne, Manly, Sydney Australia, Ben Quinn, Manly Beach


Young women with polycystic ovary syndrome have raised risk of heart disease

Women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "Polycystic ovary syndrome isn't a life sentence - there are many ways to stay heart healthy," said study author Dr. Clare Oliver-Williams of the University of Cambridge, UK.
Tags: Science, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology ESC, Clare Oliver Williams



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