Dr. Fauci dismissed herd immunity for COVID-19, said US tactic should be to prevent as many infections as possible

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on June 30, 2020. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci told MSNBC he disagreed with a proposed White House tactic to push for herd immunity as a response to the coronavirus.  The Washington Post reported that White House health adviser Scott Atlas had begun urging the administration to embrace herd immunity as a way to stop the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the US.  Atlas has denied pushi...
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A Video Game About Going on Vacation Is Just the Escape I Needed

Video games have the ability to take us to the furthest reaches of our imagination, telling award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories (or just turning us into giant blobs that fight each other). Given how terrible the real world has been lately, you’d think the best escape would be the spectacular.…Read more...
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3 charts show what people around world think about COVID-19 vaccines — and reveal stark differences among countries

A COVID-19 vaccine test in Thailand. Reuters The market-research firm Ipsos has surveyed thousands of people across the world to learn about global attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines. Stark differences exist among countries. Just 54% percent of Russians said they'd get a vaccine when one became available, whereas 97% of Chinese respondents said they'd get one. Compared with the rest of the world, Americans were less optimistic about a vaccine coming out in 2020 and were less likely to say ...
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3 charts show what people around world think about COVID-19 vaccines — and reveal stark differences between countries

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine test in Thailand Reuters Market research firm Ipsos surveyed thousands of people across the world to learn about global attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines. Stark differences exist country by country. Just 54% percent of Russians say they'll get a vaccine when one becomes available, whereas 97% of Chinese respondents said they'd get one. Compared to the rest of the world, Americans surveyed said they are less optimistic about a vaccine coming out i...
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Turkey seeing second peak of Covid-19 outbreak – as it happened

US president’s move challenged by Congress; Silvio Berlusconi has Covid-19; Brazil’s death toll appears to be easing. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereMadrid president says most schoolchildren likely to catch coronavirusGermany rules out winter lockdownHydrocortisone found to save lives of some patientsSchools reopen across Europe as cases grow 12.28am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus...
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'It just sounds like a thud': astronomers hear biggest cosmic event since big bang

Researchers believe noise was two black holes colliding around 7 billion years ago, creating a previously unseen class of stellar objectScientists have announced the detection of a signal from a long-ago collision between two black holes that created a new one of a size never seen before.“It’s the biggest bang since the big bang observed by humanity,” said Caltech professor of physics Alan Weinstein, who was part of the discovery team. Continue reading...
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How Three Pairs of TCL Headphones Stack Up, Including One From the Legendary Onkyo Brand

When TCL tossed three pairs of headphones and earbuds into a box and shipped them to my doorstep, I was excited for a Loot Crate-style look at the lineup it hopes will garner respect in the personal audio world. My “haul” consisted of the true wireless SOCL500 earbuds, some on-ears with active noise cancellation in…Read more...
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How to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall, according to experts

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. A retinol cream is a favorite product for youthful-looking skin. Amazon Just as we naturally adjust our wardrobes to adapt to cooler temperatures, our skincare routines could use a reboot to help our skin adjust to the colder, drier climate. To help you transition your skincare routine from summer to fall, we're sharing the best tips and tricks skincare scientists actually swear by to keep their ski...
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Coronavirus Antibodies Can Last at Least Four Months, Large Iceland Study Finds

A new study from Iceland provides reassurance that our antibodies to the coronavirus that causes covid-19 can last at least four months—assuming that we produce them in the first place.Read more...
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Exclusive Interview: The Saucy Nugs Guy Is Taking on Trump and Biden

Ander Christensen went viral on Wednesday after his speech about the absurdity of boneless chicken wings gained traction onmultiple social media platforms. Christensen believes the phrase “boneless chicken wings” doesn’t make any sense and asked his local city council in Lincoln, Nebraska to officially rename the dish…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Trump clashes with Congress over plan to cut WHO funding

US president’s move challenged by Congress; Silvio Berlusconi has Covid-19; Madrid president says most schoolchildren likely to catch coronavirusGermany rules out winter lockdownHydrocortisone found to save lives of some patientsSchools reopen across Europe as cases growUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates - live 9.34pm BST United Airlines said it is preparing to furlough 16,370 workers when federal aid expires on 1 October as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate th...
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The US colleges and universities with the most coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

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Intel's 11th-Gen Laptop CPUs Will Make Laptops a Whole Lot Lighter, and Last a Whole Lot Longer

During a press event this morning, Intel officially announced the launch of its 11th-gen mobile processors, Tiger Lake, with Iris Xe Graphics that will be in “more than 150 designs” from several major manufacturers over the coming months. Intel says its new processors make it possible to have the thinnest and lightest…Read more...
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Bering Sea Ice Hasn't Been This Low in at Least 5,500 Years

The Arctic has seen some weird happenings as the climate crisis reshapes the region, but among the most dramatic was what happened in winter 2018 in the Bering Sea. Despite the inky black days, ice began to peel back from the coast in February. By May, the sea ice cover was basically completely gone a month ahead of…Read more...
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'There has to be a third way:' A Stockholm-based urban planning expert says business as usual and total shutdown are not the only options for cities

People walk during rush hour in Stockholm on May 29, 2020. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images Nature in urban spaces is instrumental in maintaining peoples' wellbeing throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Karl Samuelsson, a Stockholm-based researcher who focuses on sustainable environments for people, says that cities need more nature and bigger spaces to practice social distancing. In a recent research paper, Samuelsson and his colleagues argue that social distancing to prevent the sprea...
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How to Weigh a Dinosaur

It’s pretty great talking to a kid midway through their dinosaur phase. They almost definitely know more dino facts and stats than you do, but they also have a lot of unanswerable questions about what happened to the creatures before they went extinct. It makes sense: it’s kind of hard to imagine something of that…Read more...
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Asus Has a Boatload of New ZenBooks for All Your Working from Home or Remote Learning Needs

While Asus isn’t quite ready to announce any new gaming notebooks, the company has a boatload of new productivity-minded laptops on the way, with two of them featuring vivid OLED displays. Read more...
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India Blocks 118 More China-Linked Apps, Including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Months after barring TikTok, India is now cracking down on dozens more apps with links to China—the latest development in an ongoing feud between the two countries. This time, India’s banned multiple apps from Chinese tech giant Tencent, including mobile versions of the popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s…Read more...
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Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Brings Trek's First Explicitly Trans and Nonbinary Characters

Star Trek: Discovery is heading into a new unknown next season, but the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery won’t be alone. CBS All Access has announced that two new characters are joining the cast for season three, and will be the franchise’s first explicitly nonbinary and transgender characters.Read more...
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Nasal swab followed by antibody test may catch incorrect Covid-19 diagnoses

Use of dual testing could help as swabs miss around 30%-50% of infections, say UK researchersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTesting people twice for the coronavirus, with a nasal swab followed by an antibody finger prick test, would catch most of those people who fail to get the right Covid-19 diagnosis, researchers believe.Nose and throat swabs miss around 30% to 50% of infections, say the University of Cambridge team, as the virus can disappear from the upper respi...
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Weber’s SmokeFire Is a Do-Everything Grill and Smoker—With Some Risks

You’ve probably already perused other reviews of Weber’s SmokeFire pellet grill, which hit stores early this year. And you probably left those reviews thinking the SmokeFire sorta sucks. Fair enough. It’s got a temperature range that no other fancy grill and smoker on the market possesses, but a variety of problems…Read more...
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Fitness Trackers Need to Be More Than Dinky Wristbands

I will be the first to say that not everything has to be a smartwatch. In fact, I am relieved that as smartwatches become more affordable, wearables makers haven’t completely forgotten about cheaper options for those of us who want a gadget to track steps without breaking the bank. What I can’t abide is just how boring…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers, Consumer Tech, Fitness Bands, Amazfit, Samsung Galaxy Fit2

Channel Zero's Nick Antosca Looks Back at the Show That's Still Giving Us Excellent Nightmares

Inspired by the eerie, internet-spawned folklore known as Creepypasta, and formatted as compact six-episode seasons, each helmed by a single director, Syfy’s Channel Zero horror anthology offered a uniquely involving viewing experience. Though it was only on the air from 2016-2018, fans are still obsessed.Read more...
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Acer's Latest Under $1,000 Laptops Have Wi Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4

As with the launch of every new CPU line, new laptops appear to put that processing power into action with Acer’s new Swift 5 being the first system to use Intel’s Evo platform design. Read more...
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Deep Science: Dog detectors, Mars mappers and AI-scrambling sweaters

Research papers come out at far too rapid a rate for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers, particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence, and explain why they matter. This week in Deep Science spans the stars all the way down to human anatomy, with research concerning exoplanets and Mars explor...
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Coronavirus live news: Silvio Berlusconi tests positive for Covid-19

Italy’s former prime minister diagnosed with Covid-19; Isabel Díaz Ayuso said ‘the virus can be anywhere’; Germany rules out winter lockdownNancy Pelosi in face covering row after salon visitHydrocortisone found to save lives of some patientsSchools reopen across Europe as cases growUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates - live 6.16pm BST Authorities in Madrid have shut down a coronavirus testing centre for teachers after large crowds formed outside.With the new academic year st...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Germany, UK News, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Silvio Berlusconi, Venice, Madrid, Pelosi, Coronavirus outbreak, Isabel Díaz Ayuso

Crew members on the space station are still hunting for the source of a leak, though NASA says most areas have been ruled out

NASA The International Space Station has a small leak. The orbiting lab always leaks a tiny bit of air, but the rate increased recently. ISS crew members and data specialists have been looking for the source, but haven't found it yet. NASA says technicians should finish reviewing data in "the coming days." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A tiny bit of air always leaks from the International Space Station. But not quite as much as is leaking now.Officials first noticed ...
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The WHO Now Recommends Cheap Steroids As a Life-Saving Treatment for Severe Covid-19

New research released Wednesday seems to confirm one of the few hopeful discoveries made during the covid-19 pandemic: Cheap steroid drugs can save the lives of people with severe covid-19. The accumulating evidence has convinced the World Health Organization to embrace steroids as a standard treatment for these…Read more...
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Dead Birds, Missing Drugs, and Lost Human Remains: USPS Workers Blame a 'Manufactured Crisis'

When Ella’s monthly supply of modafinil didn’t arrive in the mail in late August, she wasn’t sure what to do. They’re not like the pills she takes for her allergies or her blood pressure. “Without it, I might not be able to get up for three days,” she said. A 65-year-old on a fixed income, Ella suffers from…Read more...
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Star Wars Author J.W. Rinzler Goes to the Moon With His New Book

Star Wars. Indiana Jones. Alien. Planet of the Apes. Author J.W. Rinzler has written books on them all. However, for his latest project, he’s tackling a story that’s more famous than all those iconic movies combined: the Space Race.Read more...
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