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Facebook Is Apparently Testing Out a New Feature That Puts Instagram Stories in Its Main App

Facebook has made it no secret that it wants to entwine Instagram into its main blue app as much as possible (to some Instagram users’ chagrin.) Its latest experiment apparently involves putting Instagram stories directly on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Stories, Facebook Read


What Outdoor Learning Could Look Like During the Pandemic

Although we’ve been talking about how to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic for months, it can sometimes feel like we’re not any closer than we were back then. In recent weeks, schools in some states have opened their doors, employing a variety of measures to try to keep the virus out of their…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Schools, Newyork, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: Melbourne lockdown extended; anti-mask protests held in Europe

State premier Daniel Andrews extends lockdown by two weeks; Victoria reports 63 new cases and five deaths; thousands attend protests against coronavirus measures in Croatia and Italy. Follow the latest updatesWhy Australia’s Covid jobs crisis could last yearsCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on safety of Covid vaccine before electionSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.12am BST In other news from down under: Australia’s health r...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Croatia, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Kamala Harris, Trump


Coronavirus live news: Victoria extends lockdown; anti-mask protests held in Europe

State premier Daniel Andrews extends lockdown by two weeks; Victoria reports 63 new cases and five deaths; thousands attend protests against coronavirus measures in Croatia and Italy. Follow the latest updatesWhy Australia’s Covid jobs crisis could last yearsCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on safety of Covid vaccine before electionSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.24am BST Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews re-iterating that ...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Croatia, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Kamala Harris, Trump


Teen Hacker Charged with Paralyzing Miami Schools in Embarrassingly Simple Cyberattack

A Florida teenager allegedly used an embarrassingly simple program to launch a series of DDoS attacks that helped shut down one of the nation’s largest school districts for its first three days of virtual classes, the Miami Herald reported this week.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Hacking, Miami, Ddos, Miami Herald, DDOS attacks, Why Is It Always Florida


Coronavirus live news: Victoria awaits lockdown decision; anti-mask protests held in Europe

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews to detail pathway out of lockdown; thousands attend protests against coronavirus measures in Croatia and Italy. Follow the latest updatesWhy Australia’s Covid jobs crisis could last yearsCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on safety of Covid vaccine before electionSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.18am BST It is father’s day here in Australia. Good wishes to all the dads – and especially to thos...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Sydney, Croatia, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Kamala Harris, Liverpool Street


Epic Asks Court to Put Fortnite Back in the App Store While It Fights With Apple

A week after the release of the latest chapter of Fortnite—which is not available on iOS or macOS because of the brawl between Epic Games and Apple—Epic Games is again asking the court to put its game back in the App Store. The developer claims it is being retaliated against for “daring to challenge Apple’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Video Games, Antitrust, Epic Games, Fortnite, Epic Asks Court


Leading US drugmakers will sign a pact to produce a safe coronavirus vaccine amid concerns about shots being rushed to market before the presidential election

Scientists work on a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Carl Recine/Reuters Two drug companies at the forefront of the US race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, Moderna and Pfizer, are expected to join a pledge that promises to put safety before speed. In an early draft obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the companies promise to only seek emergency FDA approval after final human trials show "substantial evidence of safety and efficacy." Many public-health experts worry that the Trump administra...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, The New York Times, University Of Arizona, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Wall Street Journal, University Of Alabama


See the Pencil Tests for Avatar: the Last Airbender's Best Fight Scene

You’ve seen it in HD. You’ve seen the fan version. Now see the unfinished version. Which is, honestly, still stunning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Nickelodeon, Avatar The Last Airbender, Zuko, Azula


Facebook Blocks Suicide Livestream of French Euthanasia Supporter

Facebook has banned a terminally ill Frenchman from livestreaming after he announced plans to broadcast his death on the platform, Agence France-Presse reported Saturday per French 24.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, France, Broadcast, Euthanasia, Livestream, Facebook Live, Agence France Presse, Facebook Blocks Suicide Livestream


Basically Every Black Panther Comic Is Free on Comixology Right Now

A fitting tribute for a King. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Marvel Comics, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, Comixology, Free Comics


Coronavirus live news: Portugal records biggest surge in infections since May

Millions of Iranian pupils return to school; UK fears of Christmas spread from university students; India cases pass 4mCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.10pm BST The US state of Arizona’s number of ventilators in use by Covid-19 patients dropped to 131 on Saturday, the lowest since reporting began and down by approximately 81% since 16 July. The office of Arizona governor Doug Ducey said the number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients in the south-western state drop...
Tags: UK, Science, India, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Arizona, Portugal, Doug Ducey, Coronavirus outbreak


DC Fandome Returns Next Weekend for More Digital Convention Goodness

With in-person cons off the table for the foreseeable future, a number of companies have been experimenting with making something like a convention via streaming. DC Fandome, to date, has been the only particularly successful one, effectively emulating the full experience for better or worse. Read more...
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Are aliens hiding in plain sight?

Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognise extraterrestrials if we found them?In July, three unmanned missions blasted off to Mars – from China (Tianwen-1), the US (Nasa’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) and the United Arab Emirates (Hope). The Chinese and American missions have lander craft that will seek signs of current or past life on Mars. Nasa is also planning to send its Europa Clipper probe to survey Jupiter’s moon Europa, and the robotic land...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Biology, US, Nasa, Chemistry, Alien Life, Zoology, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Europa, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Mars Nasa, China Tianwen


Coronavirus live news: millions of Iranian pupils return to school; UK fears of Christmas spread from university students

India cases pass 4m; anti-lockdown protesters arrested in AustraliaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.15pm BST The Guardian has published an article looking at how the UK government flip-flopping over the quarantine list has devastated the Portuguese tourist industry. Although Portugal remains on the safe list, for English tourists at least, rumours to the contrary have sparked panic and holiday cancellations. Related: UK government flip-flopping over quarantine...
Tags: UK, Science, India, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Portugal, Guardian, Coronavirus outbreak, Jorge Pesquera


What I Learned From a Week of Responding to My Haters

When you write about the climate crisis, getting hate mail comes with the territory. It shouldn’t, of course, but I’ve gotten used to it over the years. Mostly, I just brush off, though I’ll admit the occasional threats of bodily harm do get to me. Read more...
Tags: Science, Emails, Big Oil, Climate Policy, Sunrise Movement, Just Transition


This viral makeup TikTok raises fair questions about whether math is real

While filming herself getting ready for work recently, TikTok user @gracie.ham reached deep into the ancient foundations of mathematics and found an absolute gem of a question: How could someone come up with a concept like algebra? She also asked what the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras might have used mathematics for, and other questions that revolve around the age-old conundrum of whether mathematics is “real” or something humans just made up. Many responded negatively to the post, but ot...
Tags: Startups, Science, Social Media, Pythagoras, Kevin Mayer, Syndication, Tiktok


Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Stop Funding Anti-Racism Trainings, Calling Them 'Un-American'

In another tacit admission that he believes American equates to whiteness, President Trump has ordered the cease and desist of any government funding for anti-racism federal training programs because they are “anti-American propaganda.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Trump, Tucker Carlson, White Privilege, Trump Administration, Trumps America, Critical Race Theory, Trump Orders Federal Agencies


Tens of thousands of schools have dangerously poor ventilation, raising the risk that the coronavirus could spread through the air

Elementary school students walk to classes to begin their school day in Godley, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. LM Otero/AP Imagse As schools reopen, teachers and parents wory that weak ventilation will put students at greater risk of catching the coronavirus. Poor air quality can impact test scores and learning; it's been a problem in US schools for decades.  A June report estimated that 41% of school districts — 36,000 schools — need major upgrades to their ventilation systems.  Experts ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Education, US, Trends, Coventry, Rhode Island, University of Toronto, Northwestern University, Tom, Landry, Silveira, Tan, SIEGEL, Government Accountability Office


Photos from 10 countries around the world show why most Americans say they are 'embarrassed' by the US coronavirus response

Infection rates in China and New Zealand are so low that people can get cheek-to-cheek without risking much. The same can't be said in the US. Getty Images Countries like China and New Zealand have learned how to dance effectively with the coronavirus, minimizing and controlling their outbreaks. But the US has not, and still carries the unenviable distinction of tallying the most confirmed coronavirus cases of any country, and the most deaths.  Here's a glimpse into 9 other countries a...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Cdc, France, China, India, New York City, Africa, US, America, Trends, Senegal


Get Your Caffeine Fix With Nearly Half off a Keurig K-Cup Coffee Maker

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Alien-human hybrids are unlikely but not impossible, scientists say

Human-alien hybrids fill science fiction stories, and the most famous of these is Mr. Spock from Star Trek — the logical science officer of the starship Enterprise. Seeing such real-life beings born from alien and human parents in the future, however, remains unlikely — but not impossible. The time is approaching where our species will begin colonizing other planets and, perhaps, even finding intelligent life on distant worlds. Does this mean that it will be possible to live in a world in which ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Star Trek, Syndication


Coronavirus live news: India cases pass 4m; anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Victoria

India adds 86,432 cases in the past 24 hours; arrests made after hundreds gather for Melbourne anti-lockdown rallies Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.30am BST In the UK, as school’s reopen Dr Mike Tildesley, associate professor of infection modelling at the University of Warwick, said the vast majority of students had a very low risk of developing severe symptoms of Covid-19. He told the BBC: “What we’re more worried about really is universities acting as amplif...
Tags: UK, Science, India, World news, Bbc, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, University of Warwick, New Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Brazil India, Coronavirus outbreak


Melbourne anti-lockdown protests: at least 15 arrested in violent clashes with police

Protesters seen chanting ‘freedom’ and hurling abuse at police and media while not wearing masksFollow today’s coronavirus blogVictoria reports 76 coronavirus cases and 11 deaths as Daniel Andrews says roadmap not yet ‘finalised’Millions for aged care investors, but homes lack nurses: where does $13bn in federal funding go?At least 15 people have been arrested at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park after at least 200 protesters defied the city’s stage-four lockdowns to hold an anti...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Hyde Park, Byron Bay, Albert Park, Coronavirus outbreak, Townsville Brisbane


New drug shown to improve bone growth in children with achondroplasia

A phase three global clinical trial led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has shown that the drug vosoritide restores close-to-average bone growth rates of children with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. The study, published in The Lancet, enrolled 121 children aged five to 18. The 60 children who received vosoritide grew an average 1.57 cm more per year. Regulatory authorities are reviewing applications to license treatment.
Tags: Science, Murdoch Children s Research Institute MCRI



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