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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 10 September, 2020

 Worldwide, virus cases passed the 28 million mark on Wednesday afternoon.  India is now almost at the point of recording 100,000 new cases every day (97,000 today).  And some time next week, the US will pass the 200,000 death point.Other than that – oh, and a few forest fires up and down the west coast – all is well with the world.  More good news on my book front – there are now the first 215 pages of the book in pre-release form for Travel Insider Supporters, and a redone “sampler” of 52 pag...
Tags: Travel, Apple, UK, England, Science, Washington, Scotland, India, US, West Virginia, Spain, Current Affairs, Italy, Brazil, Astrazeneca, United


Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds Covid press conference as Victoria records 43 new cases and nine deaths

Rio Tinto boss Jean-Sébastien Jacques bows to investor pressure over Juukan Gorge debacle and will quit, along with two other senior executives. Follow liveFollow today’s international coronavirus live blogImpact of Covid slowdown on CO2 in the atmosphere ‘not even a blip’, Australian scientist saysA day in the life of Victoria’s Covid contact tracersJobseeker cut will leave 80% skipping meals, survey findsAustralian stats interactive 2.21am BST On contact tracing, Daniel Andrews says:I just...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Rio Tinto, Victoria, Liberal party, National party, Daniel Andrews, Gladys Berejiklian, Jean Sébastien Jacques, Coronavirus outbreak, Juukan Gorge


Amazon Has an Exploding Product Problem

While it’s no secret that Amazon has a history of hosting unsafe products from third-party sellers on its platform, a recent CNN investigation found that the company’s own AmazonBasics line might be just as hazardous based on customer reviews. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Cnn, AmazonBasics, AmazonBasics Microwave


Flee Earth With Winning Images From the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of Year Competition

The prestigious Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has announced the winning photos of its 2020 contest. From galaxies and star-forming nebulae through to planets, aurorae, and annoying satellite trails, these photos remind us that Earth is but a peculiar speck in the vastness of space.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Science, Earth, Space Porn, Astronomy Photography, Photo Contests


NASA Is Soliciting Bids to Bring Capitalism to the Moon

Mankind’s quest to really fuck up the Moon is taking another step. NASA has filed a “request for quotations” for any company willing to scrape the lunar surface for the first off-world sale of space resources, in a sort of baby step towards Moon Capitalism.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Capitalism, Moon, Lunar Exploration, Moon Landing, Moon Base, Lunar Landing, Lets Fuck That Moon Up


Rumored 'Apple One' Services Bundle Could Be Launching Soon

In the weeks leading up to Apple’s September event, rumors swirled that the company could be gearing up to launch long-awaited subscription bundles that would group Apple services for lower prices than users paid for them individually. Now, more evidence points to a new mega-bundle that some reports have said the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Android, Science, Streaming, Apple Event, Apple Music, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus


Show more empathy to boost confidence in vaccines, scientists told

Expert behind vaccine confidence report points to halting of Oxford Covid trial as exampleDoctors and scientists need to show more empathy towards volunteers in coronavirus vaccine trials who fall ill if the public is to have full confidence in the safety of the vaccines being developed, say experts.The temporary halting of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca trial after one volunteer in the UK was admitted to hospital was good news, not bad, said Heidi Larson, who leads the Vaccine Confidence Pro...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Heidi Larson, Coronavirus outbreak, Oxford Covid


Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW Coalition in crisis as Covid-19 border row intensifies – latest news

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian gave Nationals leader John Barilaro ultimatum after stoush over future of koala population. Follow liveFollow today’s international coronavirus live blogImpact of Covid slowdown on CO2 in the atmosphere ‘not even a blip’, Australian scientist saysA day in the life of Victoria’s Covid contact tracersJobseeker cut will leave 80% skipping meals, survey findsAustralian stats interactive 11.19pm BST We all await the outcome of the NSW’s Coalition’s Koala Crisis.The ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Liberal party, National party, Nats, Ben, NSW, Ben Fordham, Gladys Berejiklian, John Barilaro, NSW Coalition


Bluetooth Unveils Its Latest Security Issue, With No Security Solution

Bluetooth technology has amassed its fair share of diehard stans over the years, despite some pretty gnarly bugs that open devices up to a bevy of bad actors. Now, the organization behind the namesake technology has put out a statement about the latest threat facing those of us with Bluetooth-enabled devices—and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bluetooth, Cybersecurity, Youre On Your Own


Six Tips for Funding Your Hardware Startup

What follows is an excerpt from my new book, Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur’s Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising, a book I wrote while working with hundreds of startups around the world. In this excerpt, my co-writer and I, Eric Villines, talk about how to build a hardware startup through crowdfunding.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Excerpts, Shameless Plugs, Eric Villines


The Biggest Wildfire in California History Is Happening Right Now

As dozens of active wildfires turn the West Coast of the U.S. into Hell on Earth, one has risen to become the biggest wildfire in California history. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, West Coast, Hell On Earth


Report: Mulan Press Coverage Is Being Blocked by the Chinese Government

Though Disney’s live-action Mulan remake is only just now hitting VOD in certain markets—ahead of a cinematic release in territories where movie theaters have been allowed to reopen—the movie’s already come under a significant amount of fire, first for its star’s pro-police comments regarding the protests in Hong KongRead more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Human Rights, China, Disney, Racism, Mulan, Discrimination, Genocide, Uighurs, Hong KongRead


California's Red Skies Aren't Just a Glimpse of Our Future—They're Past Mistakes Come to Life

Apocalypse has arrived on the western landscape. The Bay Area is shrouded in a layer of smoke so thick, it broke everything from camera sensors to weather models. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, History, Dystopia, Bay Area, Big Oil, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Swatch Updates Its '80s-Chic Watch With 2020 Bio-Material

Swatch, the brand that defined cheap plastic watches, has gone eco-friendly with its latest throwback designs. The 1983 is a remake of the original Swatch’s original disposable watch that is made entirely out of “bio-materials.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Watches, Swatch


City of Charleston Sues 24 Oil and Pipeline Firms 'Directly Responsible' for Chronic Floods

The city of Charleston, South Carolina filed a lawsuit against two dozen of the largest pipeline and oil conglomerates, saying the firms are responsible for making the floods that often hit the port city more frequent and more damaging.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Lawsuits, Courts, Bp, Shell, Chevron, Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, Big Oil, Pipelines


Fauci: We won't be able to sit in theaters until a year after an effective coronavirus vaccine is created

Dr. Fauci and Jennifer Garner on Instagram Live. Jennifer Garner /Instagram Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US’s leading expert on COVID-19, said we likely will not be able to go to the theatre to see movies and performances for at least another year or more.  Fauci told actress Jennifer Garner during an Instagram Live that a vaccine will need to be out for almost a year before it is safe.  “If we get a really good vaccine and just about everybody gets vaccinated, you’ll have a degree of immunity i...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Jennifer Garner, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Garner, Fauci, Movie Theater, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Instagram Live Jennifer Garner Instagram, Garner Fauci, Canela López


Coronavirus live news: record daily rise in cases in France and Greece

French cases near 10,000 in a day; single biggest rise in Greece; Portugal limits gatherings to 10 people; Mexico signs agreement for Sputnik V vaccineCentral Europe faces worse second wave after avoiding worst of firstUK looks to Belgium for Covid inspiration despite infections riseTrump admits playing down virus as total deaths exceed 900,000AstraZeneca chief claims vaccine still possible this year 10.57pm BST Brazil recorded 40,557 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Mexico, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Portugal, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Sanna Marin, Coronavirus outbreak


The 10 Best Deals of September 10, 2020

Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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California's Red Skies Aren't Just a Glimpse of Our Future—They're Our Past Mistakes Come to Life

Apocalypse has arrived on the western landscape. The Bay Area is shrouded in a layer of smoke so thick, it broke everything from camera sensors to weather models. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, History, Dystopia, Bay Area, Big Oil, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Poor Households Spend Nearly Four Times as Much on Utilities as Well-Off Ones

Low-income households of color tend to spend a bigger share of their income on energy bills. New research from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows just how much more those households are spending.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Housing, Energy Efficiency, Energy Burden, Weatherization


The coronavirus pandemic disrupted clinical trials. A top ALS researcher explains how that helps the work she's doing.

Dr. Merit Cudkowicz is speeding up how treatments for ALS are developed, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Sarah Bastille/Mass General Researchers led by Massachusetts General Hospital are testing several different drugs for ALS at the same time. They had to delay clinical trials because of the coronavirus pandemic, but ended up finding ways to help people participate from their homes. Lead researcher Dr. Merit Cudkowicz expects to have answers for three of the ALS drugs by next summer....
Tags: Utah, Science, Boston, Israel, US, Trends, Medical Research, Connecticut, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Als, Alphabet, Massachusetts General Hospital, The Food and Drug Administration, Lou Gehrig's disease


Xbox All Access Is Deeply Confusing, but I Think I Figured It Out

Xbox All Access is a relativity new program from Microsoft that lets you make monthly payments on a new console over the course of two years. It started in 2018, after the release of the Xbox One, and it’s coming back again for the next generation of consoles. If you’ve ever made monthly payments on a new phone, deep…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Xbox, Xbox All Access, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


$3M Breakthrough Prize goes to scientist designing molecules to fight COVID-19

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced $21.75 million in awards today for a variety of scientific achievements. One in particular is a tech/science crossover: A $3M award to David Baker, whose work over the last 20 years has helped validate the idea that computers can help us understand and create complex molecules like proteins — and the latest such molecule may lead to new treatments for COVID-19. Baker is the head of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington, an...
Tags: Science, Tech, Rosetta, Breakthrough Prize, Biotech, Baker, Life Sciences, Yuri, David Baker, Julia Milner, Breakthrough Prize Foundation, Sergey Brin Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg Pony Ma


Coronavirus live news: Portugal tightens restrictions; Mexico to buy 32m doses of potential Russian vaccine

Portugal limits gatherings to 10 people and imposes drinking curbs; Mexico signs agreement for Sputnik V vaccine; UK records over 2,000 infections for fifth day in a rowCentral Europe faces worse second wave after avoiding worst of firstUK looks to Belgium for Covid inspiration despite infections riseTrump admits playing down virus as total deaths exceed 900,000AstraZeneca chief claims vaccine still possible this year 7.22pm BST The United Nations has called for an immediate “quantum leap” i...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, United Nations, Portugal, Belgium, World Health Organization, Un, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus outbreak


When Did Covid-19 Really Start Spreading in the U.S.?

A trio of new studies published Thursday seem to push back the official start of the covid-19 pandemic in the U.S. Two of the studies suggest that the coronavirus behind covid-19 was spreading locally in Washington State in late January to early February, while another suggests it was sickening people in Los Angeles…Read more...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Washington State, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Everything Ubisoft Showed During Today's Forward Showcase

Ubisoft held its second summer showcase today, giving updates on a number of its live games and new looks at upcoming ones like Immortals: Fenyx Rising, the revamped mythological adventure shown in years past as Gods & Monsters. Read more...
Tags: Science, Roundup, Kotakucore, Ubisoft, Prince Of Persia, Gods and Monsters, Ubisoft Forward, Immortals Fenyx Rising


Tech giant Baidu is in talks with investors to raise $2 billion for biotech startup

Logo of Baidu is seen at the company's headquarters in Beijing Reuters Baidu is in talks with investors to raise $2 billion for biotech startup that will use the Chinese tech company's AI technology to develop drugs and diagnose diseases. The idea came about six months ago, but there is still no name for the biotech startup, people with knowledge of the project told Reuters. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chinese tech company Baidu reportedly plans to raise $2 bill...
Tags: Science, Technology, Trends, Startup, Invest, Vaccine, Baidu, Biotech, Venrock, Reuters, ARCH Venture Partners, Tech Insider, Robin Li, Coronavirus, Reuters Visit Business Insider, Kate Duffy


A Sony 55" OLED TV for $1,500 Is Best Buy's Deal of the Day

Sony 55" OLED 4K HDR Smart TV | $1,500 | Best BuySony 55" OLED 4K HDR Smart TV | $1,500 | AmazonRead more...
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Coronavirus live news: Portugal back on England's quarantine list as UK records 2919 new cases

Portugal, Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion on England’s quarantine list; fifth day in a row UK records over 2,000 infections; France reports 8,500 new casesCentral Europe faces worse second wave after avoiding worst of firstUK looks to Belgium for Covid inspiration despite infections riseTrump admits playing down virus as total deaths exceed 900,000AstraZeneca chief claims vaccine still possible this year 5.35pm BST After six months closed to the world, the central American republic of ...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Mexico, France, US, Bloomberg, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Portugal, Belgium


Amazon Brings on Former NSA Overseer to Do, Uh, Something

Amazon has appointed former National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander to its board, the company disclosed in SEC filings released yesterday. There are no reasons anyone could find this alarming.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nsa, Spying, SEC, National Security Agency, Gen Keith Alexander



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