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NOAA Taps New Chief Scientist Who Downplays Climate Change

On Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration moved to replace its acting chief scientist with a full-time hire. Ryan Maue, a hurricane researcher who has worked for a number of private weather companies, is taking over the position being vacated by Craig McLean.Read more...
Tags: Science, Noaa, Science policy, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Trump Administration, Ryan Maue, Sharpiegate, Craig McLean Read


Coronavirus live news: Trump falsely claims virus affects 'virtually' no young, as US nears 200,000 deaths

Trump claims Covid-19 only “really” affects people who have “other problems”; European stocks post worst fall in three months; UK cases pass 400,000; More than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US. Follow the latest updatesUS nears 200,000 deaths‘Landmark moment’: 156 countries agree to vaccine allocation dealTaj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in IndiaUK could see 200 deaths a day by November, warns chief medical officerUK coronavirus updates – live 2.31am BST ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Trump, Charlotte Graham McLay, Coronavirus outbreak, IndiaUK


Pro-Trump NIH Goon to 'Retire' After Being Outed as Prolific Author of Anti-Mask, Anti-Fauci Blog Posts

One of the Trump administration’s flacks at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases secretly trashed the agency under the persona “streiff” for the right-wing blog RedState, according to a Monday report by the Daily Beast. He is now planning to “retire.” Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Misinformation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Fauci, 4d Chess, Trump NIH Goon


Coronavirus live news: US nears 200,000 deaths as England pubs face curfew

European stocks post worst fall in three months; UK cases pass 400,000; More than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US. Follow the latest updatesUS nears 200,000 deaths‘Landmark moment’: 156 countries agree to vaccine allocation dealTaj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in IndiaUK could see 200 deaths a day by November, warns chief medical officerUK coronavirus updates – live 12.17am BST Having flu and Covid-19 together significantly increases your risk of death, s...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, IndiaUK


Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Has Been Canceled by Netflix

The story of Thra on Netflix is over. io9 has exclusively confirmed the streaming service has chosen not to renew The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, meaning the series has come to an end after only one season.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Puppets, Streaming, Exclusive, Emmys, Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, Jim Henson Company, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Cowboy Bebop, The Dark Crystal, Thra, The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance


One Year Later, Apple Arcade Is Still A Great Deal

On September 19, 2019, Apple launched Apple Arcade, a $5-a-month subscription service dedicated to bringing top-tier, bullshit-free mobile games to iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV. One year later the service has more than 130 mostly great games with more arriving on a semi-weekly basis, and I’ve never once considered…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Kotakucore, Subscription, Kotakumobile, Apple Arcade, The Last Campfire


The Fairphone 3+ Is a Repairable Dream That Takes Beautiful Photos

A few weeks ago, I found myself in need of a repair for a borked camera lens on my iPhone 11. I do everything in my power to essentially encase my Apple products in bubble wrap, but a nearly imperceptible fracture in one lens had greatly impacted the functionality of my phone’s camera. I hadn’t anticipated that…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Android, Science, Smartphones, Repair, Fairphone, Right To Repair


Arctic Sea Ice Hit a Scary Milestone

Arctic sea ice shrank to its second lowest level on record, researchers announced on Monday. Sorry.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Arctic, Arctic sea ice, Arctic sea, Arctic Sea Ice Is Melting At An Alarming Rate, Ice On Thin Ice, Ice Ice Maybe


Archaeologists unearthed 27 sarcophagi in an ancient Egyptian city of the dead. They've been sealed for more than 2,500 years.

A 2500-year-old coffin discovered in a burial shaft in the desert near the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt. The image was released September 19, 2020 by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/Handout via Reuters Archaeologists found 27 new sarcophagi in an ancient city of the dead beneath Saqqara, Egypt. The wooden coffins are perfectly sealed — they've remained undisturbed for 2,500 years since the bodies inside were mummified. Last year, Egyptologists disc...
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Features, Egypt, Archaeology, Memphis, Luxor, Mummies, Cairo, Reuters, Giza, Imhotep, Western Desert


Rapid coronavirus tests can give results in 15 minutes, but they aren't a pass for partying or seeing your parents

A health worker takes a swab from a man's nose through a glass shield (for safety) in New Delhi, India, on August 8, 2020. Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are being provided by the Indian government for free. Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rapid, on-site coronavirus testing is generally less accurate than tests which are sent back to labs for analysis. But rapid COVID-19 testing is still a useful screening tool, especially if it's conducted frequently. It can be...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, Yale, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, University Of Illinois, New Delhi India, Brooklyn New York, US Food and Drug Administration, University of Minnesota, Wyllie


CDC Says Covid-19 Can Be Airborne, Then Takes It Back

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally took a stance on whether covid-19 can be airborne, only to take it back within days. Over the weekend, the public health agency issued new guidelines that warned people about catching the viral illness from the lingering respiratory droplets and tiny aerosol…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Airborne, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Studies Show Far-UVC Light Can Kill Coronaviruses Without Harming Humans

Ultraviolet light can kill microscopic creatures like bacteria and viruses by destroying the molecular bonds in their genetic material. But UV light also damages human DNA, causing eye and skin damage and increasing our risk of cancer. It turns out, though, that there’s a loophole: a specific wavelength of UV light…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Research, Ultraviolet, Columbia University, Viruses, Hiroshima University, UVC, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


That Wild Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Ending Is 100% Canonical

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous has bitten off more than we expected it to chew. The first season ended on a surprising cliffhanger, one that might change the way you look at Fallen Kingdom or other films in the franchise. Is this a one-off thing, or a bona fide part of the Jurassic World universe now? According to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Animation, Dreamworks, Jurassic Park, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Jurassic World, Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous


Australia Has Venomous Snakes, Spiders, and… Trees

Notorious stinging trees from Australia cause agonizing pain that can linger for weeks and even months. New research suggests this nettle relative is actually venomous, producing a toxin not unlike the venom of spiders.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Trees, Toxins, Venom, Pain That Hurts, Stinging Trees, Venomous Plants, Gympie Gympie


Discovery+ Could Give Us HGTV and Food Network On Demand As Soon As Early 2021

Discovery’s forthcoming streaming service—which multiple reports have said will be called Discovery+—may be launching early next year, though pricing for the soon-to-launch offering is still unclear.Read more...
Tags: Science, Discovery, Streaming, Discovery Channel, Hgtv, Streaming Wars


The EU Could Force Companies to Sell Off Assets, Like Trump, But With Discussions and Meetings and Stuff

In an astonishingly cool, levelheaded interview that rocked this U.S.-based tech blogger’s world, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton told the Financial Times that the EU is considering a number of regulations that could finally break up big tech and hold platforms accountable for disinformation. Sounds exactly like the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Financial Times, Thierry Breton, EU Could Force Companies


Anyone Want to Buy a Quibi?

Executives at Quibi, the spectacular disaster that no one asked for and evidently no one wants‚ may be looking to bail from their own failed experience.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Regrets, Streaming Wars, Quibi


Amazon Sidewalk Wants To Connect Your Neighborhood—If You'll Let It

Over the years, Amazon has made it very clear that it’s no longer satisfied with being “the everything store.” What was once just a hub where you buy shit online has since branched into the world of autonomous vehicles, pharmaceuticals, drones and space travel. Earlier today, the company unveiled some of the details…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Smart Homes, Wi Fi


UK coronavirus live news: alert level to be raised from 3 to 4; Northern Ireland bans mixing indoors

Matt Hancock announces childcare exemption to local lockdowns in England; UK cases rise by 4,368, second highest daily total since early MayLockdowns in four more areas of Wales as cases riseWhitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by NovemberScottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak reveals‘I’m traumatised now’: Covid bereaved call for inquiry into NHS 111Global coronavirus updates – live 6.15pm BST 4 UK CMOs - inc @DrGregorSmith - agree raising of #Covid_19 alert level to 4....
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, US, Iran, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Northern Ireland, Patrick Vallance, Anneliese Dodds, Matt Hancock


Android's 2 Best Features Come to iOS 14: Here's How to Use Them

For a long time, one of the key benefits of choosing Android over iOS has been the ability to break away from the rigid inflexibility of multiple home screens, split up into uniform grids of app icons. Now with the introduction of home screen widgets and the App Library in iOS 14, that advantage has disappeared. H…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Science, Ios 14


Breaking Down WandaVision's First Reality-Warping Trailer

In the midst of the Emmy Awards last night, Marvel surprised comic book nerds and moon hexers alike by dropping the first trailer for WandaVision, the studio’s upcoming Disney+ series featuring the Avengers’ strangest couple. We always knew WandaVision was going to be, to quote Maria Hill, “weird,” but from the looks…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Scarlet Witch, Trailer Breakdown, Maria Hill, The Vision, Monica Rambeau, Disney Plus


Can the UK avoid 50,000 Covid-19 cases a day?

Continued doubling of infection rate feared by top advisers is unlikely to happen, say some expertsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn one thing, everyone agrees: the UK is at a turning point.After a summer of crowded beaches and pubs reopening, followed by children returning to school and employees going back to the workplace, new cases of Covid-19 are definitely on the rise. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Patrick Vallance, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty, COVID


The Australian Bushfires Stuck the Country With a $1.5 Billion Medical Bill

Smoke from Australia’s record-breaking 2019-20 bushfire season wasn’t just a disaster for wildlife. The fires and smoke also killed hundreds of people and sent thousands more to the hospital for urgent cardiovascular and respiratory issues, costing the country nearly $1.4 billion in healthcare costs, a new study…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Environmental Health, Australian Wildfires, Australian Bushfires


Pics of an Unreleased Xperia Play 2 Make Me Wish Sony Would Give Gaming Phones Another Go

Sony’s Xperia Play was clearly a phone ahead of its time. Released in 2011, the device predates the rise of mobile gaming and modern handheld consoles like the Nintendo Switch. But now, years later, it appears an unreleased prototype of the Xperia Play 2 has surfaced, and it kind of makes me wish Sony would revive its…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Sony, Leaks, Rumors, Xperia, Consumer Tech, Xperia Play, The Rumor Mill, An Unreleased Xperia Play 2 Appears, Xperia Play 2


Trump Administration’s Disregard for Wildlife and Culture Spreads Across North America

The U.S. is shirking diplomatic responsibilities abroad and rolling back environmental protections at home. But the two crises are intersecting along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico, with disastrous results for conservation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Canada, Wildlife, North America, Environmental Policy, Trump Administration, USMCA


UK coronavirus live news: alert level to be raised from 3 to 4; Northern Ireland banned from mixing indoors

Matt Hancock announces childcare exemption to local lockdowns in England; UK cases rise by 4,368, second highest daily total since early MayLockdowns in four more areas of Wales as cases riseWhitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by NovemberScottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak reveals‘I’m traumatised now’: Covid bereaved call for inquiry into NHS 111Global coronavirus updates – live 5.29pm BST PA Media has snapped this.The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended the Co...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Northern Ireland, Middlesbrough, Salford, Patrick Vallance, Cirencester, Robert Buckland


The CDC has acknowledged the coronavirus can 'remain suspended in the air' and float beyond 6 feet, especially indoors

This photo of a sneezer caught in the act was taken by Professor Marshall Jennison from MIT, and published in a 1941 research paper. Bettmann/Getty Images The CDC has acknowledged, for the first time, that the coronavirus can 'remain suspended in the air.' When we're indoors, six feet might not be enough distance from others to keep us safe, the CDC said in updated guidance.  The new phrasing lines up with what studies from around the world have suggested: the virus spreads easily between ...
Tags: Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Washington, White House, Trends, Mit, Public Health, World Health Organization, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pandemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Social Distancing


Microsoft Can Now Make Master Chief and Doomguy Kiss If It Wants To

Microsoft is buying ZeniMax Media and its subsidiary, publisher Bethesda Softworks—giving it ownership of wildly popular game franchises including Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, and Wolfenstein, as well as others like Dishonored, Prey, and The Evil Within—for a price of $7.5 billion.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Windows, Pc, Xbox, Consoles, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda, Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax Media, Wolfenstein, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox All Access, Xbox Series X


Robert Gore, Who Kept Us Dry and Cool in the Rain with His Gore-Tex Invention, Has Died

His full name isn’t as well known as Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell’s, but if you spend any amount of time outdoors, there’s a good chance you’ll find at least part of Robert W. Gore’s name on your gear. He’s the inventor of Gore-Tex, and at the age of 83, the celebrated inventor, engineer, and chemist passed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Clothing, Chemistry, Rip, Waterproof, Thomas Edison, Gore Tex, Alexander Graham Bell, Inventors, Bob Gore, Robert Gore, Robert W Gore





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