Coronavirus live news: US 'won't cooperate with WHO on vaccine'

White House condemns ‘corrupt’ international work on treatment but antibody study offers vaccine hope; Australia enters recession. Follow all the developments liveSchools reopen across Europe as cases growUS refuses to cooperate with WHO on vaccineScotland rules holidaymakers returning from Greece must isolateFollow updates from Australia 3.06am BST A study of 30,000 people in Iceland has found that the antibodies we make to fight the coronavirus last for at least four months after diagnosis...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Australia, White House, US, UK News, Australia news, US news, Harvard, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Associated Press, Iceland, Aussies, US National Institutes of Health

Did You Fly a Jetpack Over Los Angeles This Weekend? Because the FBI Is Looking for You

Did you fly a jetpack over Los Angeles at approximately 3,000 feet on Sunday? Some kind of tiny helicopter? Maybe a lawn chair with balloons tied to it?Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Airports, Air Travel, Los Angeles, Fbi, Airplanes, Aviation, Jetpacks, Mystery Jetpack

This Vintage Goonies Featurette Is a Pure Shot of '80s Nostalgia

Often times, a classic movie can help us time travel. It brings us right back to the instant we first saw it. Maybe you were with a special person. Maybe you were a certain age. But few things tap into nostalgia like a fan’s relationship to a movie. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Behind The Scenes, The Goonies, Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner

Thought experiment shows how we might be at the mercy of quantum jerks from another universe

Artificial intelligence researcher and US Air Force Captain Eric Halloway recently published a fun thought experiment showing how simple it would be to prove we live in one of multiple universes. His theory relies on inventing a quantum coin-flipper and using a ray gun to vaporize an unknowable number of people across the entire spectrum of the multiverse. Basically, it’s the plot of Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the gist: Quantum physics tells us that quantum particles exist in a state called super...
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Zuckerberg Drops $300 Million to Support U.S. Elections

Citing the unprecedented strain the coronavirus has wrought on the U.S. election system, Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced that he and wife Priscilla Chan are donating $300 million to increase voter turnout and bolster state and local election security efforts.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: US 'won't cooperate with WHO on vaccine' as Europe

White House condemns ‘corrupt’ international work on treatment; top UK doctor suggest Covid-19 could ‘fizzle out’; Hungary closes borders again. Follow all the developments liveSchools reopen across Europe as cases growUS refuses to cooperate with WHO on vaccineScotland rules holidaymakers returning from Greece must isolateFollow updates from Australia 12.20am BST Confirmed deaths in Colombia due to Covid-19 passed 20,000 on Tuesday, the health ministry said in its daily update, while it has...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, Australia, White House, US, UK News, Australia news, US news, Colombia, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Martin Farrer, Coronavirus outbreak

Thank God, We'll Play as the Interesting Hawkeye in the Avengers Game

Sorry, Hawkeye. We’ll be playing as Hawkeye, please and thank you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Marvel, Disney, Hawkeye, Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, Clint Barton, Kate Bishop, Marvels Avengers

Microplastic pollution devastating soil species, study finds

Researchers in China saw big reductions in organisms that play a crucial role in recycling carbon and nitrogenMicroplastic pollution causes significant damage to populations of soil-dwelling mites, larvae and other tiny creatures that maintain the fertility of the land, research has found.The study notes that discarded bags, cups, threads and other forms of plastic waste are concentrated more in the earth than the oceans, with similarly dire consequences for the abundance of species that live be...
Tags: Science, China, Environment, World news, Microbiology, Plastics

The CDC (Trump) Says It's Halting Evictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may or may not have the authority to halt evictions, but it plans to swing for the fences regardless. Effective immediately, it—or more accurately, Trump—plans to enact the sort of eviction moratoria tried in New York City and New Jersey nationwide. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, New York City, New Jersey, Evictions, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump

White House Says It Won't Help Global Vaccine Effort to Spite China, World Health Organization

The U.S. won’t contribute to an international effort to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes covid-19, the White House said on Tuesday, because it involves the “corrupt World Health Organization” and China.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, China, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Spite China World Health Organization

Russia released secret footage of history's largest man-made explosion — a nuclear blast thousands of times stronger than Hiroshima

A cloud of smoke and dust rises in the sky after the Tsar Bomba was detonated in October 1961. Ministry of Medium Machine Building of USSR/Rosatom Russia just declassified footage of the moments leading up to the Tsar Bomba blast — the world's largest nuclear-bomb explosion.The blast was equivalent to 50 megatons of TNT, making it nearly 1,500 times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.For decades, footage of history...
Tags: Science, News, Youtube, Russia, US, Trends, Cold War, Earth, Bbc, Scandinavia, TNT, Arctic Ocean, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Nuclear Bomb, Hiroshima Japan

Pregnant women in hospital with Covid-19 may not show symptoms, study finds

Analysis shows that pregnant women may be at a higher risk of needing admission to an ICUCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePregnant women in hospital with coronavirus are less likely to show symptoms and may have a greater risk risk of being admitted to an intensive care unit than non-pregnant women of similar age, a study has found.The analysis, which encompassed 77 studies conducted globally and was published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 11,432 pregnant w...
Tags: Family, Science, Pregnancy, Life and style, World news, Health & wellbeing, British Medical Journal, Coronavirus outbreak

Scientist demonstrates just how water-repellent lycopodium spores are

Lycopodium spores repel water so strongly that you can dip your spore-covered hand into water and it will stay completely dry. The hydrophobic spores are highly flammable, too, so they are often used to make fireballs in theatrical performances. Steve Spangler does some pretty good pyrotechnics with it here: Image: YouTube / Phil Cook
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An Ode to the Museum Scene in The Last of Us Part II

Weeks later, I’m still completely stunned by it.
Tags: Science, Video Games, Zombies, Playstation, Museums, Playstation 4, Naughty Dog, The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II

Engineers Have Figured Out How to Make Interactive Paper

One day in the perhaps not-so-distant future, you’ll be able to interact with your tablet, phone, or computer using a regular ole sheet of notebook paper.Read more...
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This $30 Fountain Pen Got Me Writing by Hand Again

Lamy Safari Fountain Pen | $28 | Amazon
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This is the Ray Tracing We've Been Waiting For

Today, Nvidia showed us the true promise and vision of ray tracing—making virtual environments look as real as possible based on how light is cast and reflected off surfaces and objects. It’s not a new concept. Animation studios like Pixar have been working with ray traced effects for years. But it’s always been…Read more...
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Metal Gear Solid Sees Another Delay and Trivial Pursuit Embraces Horror in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. In this latest edition, we’ve got a board game about gods celebrating the wonder of dinosaurs, some awesome roleplaying dice inlaid with (fake) mosquitos, and another delay for one of IDW’s most anticipated games. Check it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Board Games, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, IDW, Metal Gear Solid, Gaming Shelf

Researchers May Have Found the First Treatment for Chronic Fainting

A pacemaker might help people prone to fainting stay on their feet more, according to preliminary research out this week. The findings from this study and others could very well lead to pacemakers becoming the first dedicated treatment for chronic fainting.Read more...
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Study: Viewing religion, science as incompatible is uniquely American

Americans have longed seemed to view science and religion as competing forces.A new study examined views on science and religion among roughly 70,000 people across 60 countries.The results showed that while many countries show a negative correlation between religiosity and science views, the correlation is far more consistent in the U.S. Americans tend to view religion and science as competing forces, both logically and psychologically. This outlook isn't quite new.Since the 19th century, Ameri...
Tags: Science, Religion, United States, Innovation, Atheism, Jonathan McPhetres, McPhetres

We Don't Know How Much Air Pollution Hurricane Laura Caused

In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Gulf Coast residents have been exposed to toxic emissions from chemical fires and oil and gas refinery plants—but we don’t even know how much pollution, because some important air monitors are offline.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Petrochemicals, Cancer Alley, Hurricane Laura

If You’re an Irresponsible Jackass, Uber Will Soon Ask for Proof You’re Wearing a Mask

Yet another popular rideshare company will soon require documented proof that you’re not behaving like an idiot when using its service. Uber says it will soon introduce a mask-verification feature that requires riders to submit selfies as proof of a mask, a tool the company introduced for its drivers earlier this…Read more...
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Why you shouldn't stress about getting the coronavirus from a stay in an Airbnb

A Rhode Island Airbnb. Airbnb Experts say the risk of catching COVID-19 during an Airbnb stay is low if the space properly cleaned.Viral particles can survive for a time on high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, remote controls, and cloth fabric, but the coronavirus does not spread easily from surfaces.Some Airbnb rentals may be safer than a hotel, since guests don't share areas like lobbies or concierge counters.Airbnb has banned parties at all Airbnb listings worldwide. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Hotels, Trends, Best, Graham, Airbnb, Rhode Island, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University Of North Carolina, Istanbul Turkey, Howell, University of Maine, Aylin Woodward, Rachel Graham

Trump Spreads Conspiracy Theory So Stupid I'm Struggling to Write a Headline for It

Donald Trump, who’s recently claimed not to know much about QAnon but is keenly aware that believers like him, is now officially dropping unfounded deep state conspiracies on television, one of which seems to have been lifted from a viral Facebook post.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Donald Trump, Conspiracies, Trump, QAnon, Dark Shadows

Sean Bean Looks Doomed Again in the Trippy, Intense Possessor Trailer

Since its buzzworthy debut at Sundance earlier this year, genre fans have eagerly been awaiting the release of Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor. The date is finally coming and a new trailer dives deeper into the terrifying tale.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Neon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Bean, Christopher Abbott, Andrea Riseborough, Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor

Why did Amazon remove this documentary about an anti-Trump protest beer?

When the Chicago-area brewery 5 Rabbit Cerveceria created a beer to protest Donald Trump’s infamous, discriminatory campaign announcement, it caused quite a stir. The beer, Chinga Tu Pelo (“Fuck Your Hair”), was seen as a potent (and popular) form of protest, and it brought the brewery national attention. That story…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Chicago, Beer, Donald Trump, Trump, Rabbit Cerveceria, Chinga Tu Pelo

Here’s your COVID-19 horoscope (since you hate science so much)

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, When flu season hits this year, are we going to update the novel coronavirus to COVID-20? I’m only asking because I’ve been reading a lot of research papers and press releases from epidemiology reviews and it appears as though we’re headed for a second wave pandemic.  But nobody wants to hear that....
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Global report: schools across Europe reopen as Covid cases grow

Parents and teachers fear face masks and other measures not enough to prevent second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of millions of pupils, most wearing face masks, have headed back to class in France, Belgium, Poland and Russia, as schools across Europe cautiously reopened amid spiralling numbers of new coronavirus cases in several countries.Parents and teachers around the continent have expressed fears that strict physical distancing and hygiene measures su...
Tags: Europe, Science, Education, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, World news, Hungary, Italy, Schools, Poland, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak, France Belgium Poland

Pursuing herd immunity is a non-strategy that could cause mass death without boosting the economy. A Trump adviser may be pushing for it.

President Trump talks to staff and guests as he checks out the stage where he would later deliver his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the 2020 Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House, August 27, 2020. Scott Atlas, who's serving as a pandemic adviser to President Trump, has pushed for the US to take the Swedish approach, The Washington Post reported.Sweden allowed the coronavirus to spread in a bid for herd immunity — a point...
Tags: Post, New York, Science, News, Sweden, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Analysis, Atlas, New Jersey, Finland, Who, World Health Organization, Denmark

Watch the first ever demo of a self-powered electronic paper interface

Scientists have developed a method of turning paper into keyboards that can convert notebooks into music players and make food packaging interactive. Engineers from Purdue University made the interfaces repellent to moisture, liquid stains, and dust by coating paper with highly-fluorinated molecules. They then used this coating to print multiple layers of circuits onto the paper without smearing ink across the pages. The interfaces are powered by vertical pressure sensors that harvest energy thr...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ramses Martinez, Purdue University, Neural

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