Science


 

John James Audubon Was Never Good

The most famous name in American ornithology is that of a slave owner, grave robber, and fraud who invented birds and falsified scientific results. Birders and ornithologists are grappling with John James Audubon’s legacy today, but problematic behavior doesn’t stop at a single 19th-century naturalist. Some in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Birds, Racism, Colonialism, John James Audubon, Birdmodo, John James Audubon Was Never Good


There Is Now a TikTok Deal That Has Trump’s 'Blessing,' Delaying Ban

Talk about TikTok whiplash, although that’s normal thing these days. Hours before a new ban was supposed to be put in place to block new downloads and updates of the popular video-sharing app, President Donald Trump has come out to say there is a deal, and it has his “blessing.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Walmart, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok


Giancarlo Esposito Discusses His Greatest Acting Challenge Yet: A Cartoon Supervillain

Giancarlo Esposito is a well respected actor. He played Gus Fring on Breaking Bad. He filled up the screen as Moff Gideon on The Mandalorian. But that pales in comparison to the challenge before him now: playing a cartoon villain on DuckTales. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Disney Xd, Darkwing Duck, Giancarlo Esposito, Gus Fring, Ducktales, Voice Acting, Moff Gideon


TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration to Prevent Impending Ban

Although the clock is ticking, pardon the pun, TikTok is not going down without a fight.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Social Media, Donald Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok


First Ransomware-Related Death Reported in Germany After Attack Paralyzes Hospital

It sounds like something out of a tragic Black Mirror episode: A woman seeking urgent care died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital in Germany, thus forcing paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment, according to several outlets.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Privacy, Germany, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Attack, Healthcare, Black Mirror, Cyberattacks, Privacy And Security, Health Care Workers, Germany After Attack Paralyzes Hospital


UK records 4,422 new daily cases; Poland reports record rise - as it happened

Doctors in England urge tighter restrictions; number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; scaled-down Oktoberfest in Munich begins. Follow all the developmentsExperts call for stronger measures as UK daily coronavirus cases hit four-month highBleach touted as ‘miracle cure’ for Covid being sold on AmazonHands, face, space? Johnson’s Covid message has got priorities wrong, scientists warnMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing 12.10am BST This blog is closing now but y...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, World news, Munich, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Victoria, Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


The coronavirus vaccine volunteer: 'I hope this is a kick up the ass to do things better'

Both benevolence and selfishness inspired Josh McGrane to take part in the University of Oxford vaccine trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is watching the Covid-19 vaccine trials conducted by the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute closely. Australian Josh McGrane is an associate professor and educational researcher living in Oxford. He decided to take part in the trials when he saw the call-out for volunteers on Facebook earlier this year.Why did you...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Science, Australia news, Oxford, Australian media, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Jenner Institute, Coronavirus outbreak, Josh McGrane


Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Win an Emmy for Watchmen, Coming One Step Closer to the Broodiest EGOT Ever

The most prestigious award combination in entertainment, the EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony—is an incredible accomplishment for any musician/actor/creator. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are a little closer. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Emmys, Trent Reznor, Egot, Tony, Atticus Ross, Watchmen


Coronavirus live news: UK records 4,422 new daily cases; France reports record rise

Doctors in England urge tighter restrictions; number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; scaled-down Oktoberfest in Munich begins. Follow all the developmentsEngland-wide lockdown needed sooner rather than later - ex-adviserMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 7.07pm BST Kenya’s chief public prosecutor, Noordin Haji, has ordered a probe into $71m in “i...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, World news, Munich, Infectious Diseases, Kenya, Johnson, Afp, Noordin Haji, Coronavirus outbreak, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Kemsa Hard


The Ms. Marvel Series for Disney Plus Has a Directing Team, Including Pakistani Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Kamala Khan’s TV debut is in the works, and Disney has assembled a marvelous (ahem) directorial team. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Ms Marvel, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, Kamala Khan, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy


Epic's Latest Filing Says Apple Lied About Fortnite's Popularity Using 'Cherry-Picked' Stats

There’s a new development in the high-profile game of chicken between Apple and Epic. The Fortnite developer’s latest legal filing claims that Apple “cherry-picked” Google data in its own legal filing earlier this week to support its narrative that Fortnite’s declining popularity is the impetus behind all this drama. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Apps, Science, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Apple Apps, Fortnite, Apple Tax, Apple Vs Epic


Sony Apologizes For PS5 Pre-Order Clusterfuck And Says More Consoles Will Be Available This Year

Earlier this week, PS5 pre-orders started up at various retailers around the world at different times and with little warning. This created a giant mess and now Sony has officially apologized for the clusterfuck.Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Kotakucore, Apology, Mess, Preorder, Clusterfuck, PS5


Coronavirus live news: UK records 4,422 new daily cases; Nicola Sturgeon urges Boris Johnson to call Cobra meeting

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentEngland-wide lockdown needed sooner rather than later - ex-adviserMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 5.20pm BST After Poland reported record daily new coronavirus cases on Satu...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Poland, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Slovakia, Johnson, Lithuania, Trafalgar Square, Damien Gayle


David Harbour Says Hopper Is Going Through a Major Transformation in Stranger Things Season 4

Think of it less like a return than a resurrection. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Hopper, Stranger Things, David Harbour, Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things 4


Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 Is Proof That You Should Skip First-Gen Tech

The original Galaxy Fold was the most important phone of 2019. It showed how flexible display tech could create a totally new type of device with the portability of a phone and the big screen and improved multitasking experience of a tablet. However, like a lot of first-gen products—especially something that…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Flexible Displays, Foldables, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review


Coronavirus live news: Nicola Sturgeon reiterates call for Boris Johnson to call Cobra meeting; Iran death toll exceeds 24,000

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentEngland-wide lockdown needed sooner rather than later - ex-adviserMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 2.16pm BST Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has reiterated her call ...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, World news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Lego's New Batman 1989 Batwing Is a Work of Art You Can Actually Hang on Your Wall

Almost a year after it was first revealed, the Lego 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile remains my favorite Lego set of all time. The model is gigantic, packed with fun details, and a beautiful recreation of an iconic vehicle. So I’m glad to see that Lego has given another one of Batman’s wonderful toys the brick treatment with…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Tim Burton, Lego, Batman, Batmobile, Batwing, Tim Burton Batmobile


Free COVID-19 vaccines for all, says new CDC playbook

The next phase of the pandemic battle is upon us, so hike up your sleeves. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released this week, urging state and local governments to shift into high gear by forming critical “vaccination program planning and coordination teams” and “implementation committees” reflecting the community at large. A researcher works on virus replication for a COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by DOUGLAS MAGNO/AFP via Getty Images) Vaccines should be free for all who wish to get the...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Research, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer, Sears, Southern California


Coronavirus live news: UK facing perfect storm, scientist warns; Indonesia reports biggest rise in cases

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentsMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 11.11am BST Iran’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 166 to 24,118, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday, Reuters repor...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Indonesia, World news, Iran, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Victoria, Johnson, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE, Sima Sadat Lari


Three Vibrant Variations of Beats Solo Pro Headphones Are Only $200 Right Now

Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones | $200 | Amazon Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Beats deals


Even more evidence shows the coronavirus spreads easily on long plane flights

United Airlines A CDC study offers even more evidence that the coronavirus spreads on airplanes. Epidemiologists traced 16 coronavirus cases back to a single 10-hour flight where one symptomatic passenger was seated in business class. The case study showed that 92% of passengers sitting two seats or fewer away from the passenger contracted the coronavirus. It's unlikely most of the passengers on the flight were wearing masks.    Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On March...
Tags: Health, Transportation, UK, Science, London, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Mit, Italy, Airplane, Vietnam, Mask, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Airline


Coronavirus live news: New UK lockdown rules needed sooner rather than later, says former adviser; more protests in Melbourne

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentsMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 9.00am BST Angela Rayner has urged Boris Johnson to convene a Cobra meeting to ensure the right measures are in place after a sharp rise in ...
Tags: UK, Science, London, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Melbourne, Johnson, Imperial College, BBC Radio, New UK, Angela Rayner, Neil Ferguson


Coronavirus live news: UK could face second lockdown as Melbourne sees more protests

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentsMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 6.04am BST Fewer Australian babies will be born over the next two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic, contributing to the lowest populat...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Centre for Population


Space oddity: Australia launches 35kg commercial rocket into atmosphere

Dart rocket, which is just 3.4m long, is part of Australia’s $7bn investment in space technologiesA small commercial rocket has been launched from Australia to the edge of space for the first time.The Dart rocket, carrying an air force radio prototype, was launched from the Koonibba rocket range in South Australia on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, South Australia, Koonibba


UC study sheds light on cancer treatment, COVID-19

University of Cincinnati researchers have found that certain treatments for cancer may increase the chance of death if they contract COVID-19.
Tags: Science, University Of Cincinnati


Soil bogging caused by climate change adds to the greenhouse effect, says a RUDN University soil sci

A soil scientist from RUDN University studied soil samples collected at the Tibetan Plateau and discovered that high soil moisture content (caused by the melting of permafrost and glaciers) leads to further temperature increase. Therefore, the rate of soil bogging should be held back in order to slow down global warming.
Tags: Science, Tibetan Plateau, RUDN University


Immunotherapy combination improves outcomes in advanced kidney cancer

An immunotherapy agent combined with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor drug significantly improved progression-free survival and reduced the risk of death compared to a single agent treatment in advanced kidney cancer patients, according to first results of a phase 3 clinical trial. The pivotal study could lead to a new treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer.
Tags: Science


Cannabinoids decrease the metabolism of glucose in the brain

What happens when THC acts on the glial cells named astrocytes ? This research concludes that the activation of CB1 cannabinoid receptors in tmice astrocytes hampers the metabolism of glucose and the production of lactate in the brain; this alters neuronal function and leads to a deterioration in social interaction behaviours.
Tags: Science


New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer

The results of the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial have provided a new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer. The late breaking results are presented at ESMO 2020.
Tags: Science



Filters
show more filters
September - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
October - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
November - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30