A third of American parents say they won't get their kids flu shots this year, despite the looming threat of flu season during COVID-19

A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, in this January 23, 2020 file photo. LM Otero/AP A third of American parents don't plan to vaccinate their kids against the flu, according to a new poll from the National Poll on Children's Health.  Experts have warned that this year's flu season and the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm healthcare systems and spark a further public health crisis in the US.  Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield previously en...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Vaccine, Flu Shot, Clark, US Centers for Disease Control, Redfield, Sarah Clark, Mesquite Texas, Flu Season, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani

Google Takes an Apple Approach to Android Apps, Will Require 30% Cut of Play Store Revenue

After some confusion—and after watching Apple take heat over its iOS App Store policies—Google is clarifying how and when it plans to take its cut of paid apps in the Google Play Store.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Apps, Science, In App Purchases, Its Better Than Nothing

The coronavirus has killed at least 1 million people worldwide

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) arrive with a patient while a funeral car begins to depart at North Shore Medical Center where the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Miami, Florida. At least 1 million people have died from the coronavirus worldwide, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Of that total, about 20% of people who died from the disease are Americans, according to JHU data. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11 — mere...
Tags: Death, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, Brazil, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Miami Florida, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Pandemic, Breaking

They Evolve, Horses, Don’t They?

Edwardwexler (cropped) via Creative Commons Quick recommendation: I know I’ve mentioned the radio show/podcast In Our Time before. They bring three experts in, who are led by host Melvyn Bragg as they plow through a particular subject in forty-five minutes. The latest I’ve heard is from February, where they go through the “Evolution of Horses.” I find all of these fascinating, but the ones where they take an everyday sort of subject and do a deep dive on it–the one on glass is another exam...
Tags: Science, Horses, Stimuli, Melvyn Bragg, Edwardwexler

The FDA Approved Prescription Opioids Without Critical Safety Data, Study Says

The Food and Drug Administration has been lax in how it’s approved prescription opioid treatments dating back to the late 1990s, according to a new study out Monday. The study found that the FDA has routinely approved new opioid drugs or new formulations of existing drugs on the basis of limited evidence from clinical…Read more...
Tags: Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Drug Approval, Opioids

CDC Director Overheard Trashing Trump's 'Herd Immunity' Guy, Scott Atlas

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention thinks that one of Trump’s top pandemic advisers has no idea what he’s talking about.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Pandemic, Scott Atlas, Poltiics, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Roku Chases the Best Free Streaming Service With Mobile Support

Roku has announced the launch of a dedicated mobile app for The Roku Channel, the company’s longtime hub for free and streamable content that’ll be familiar to folks with Roku devices. But rather than limit the app to Roku users alone, The Roku Channel will be available to even users without physical Roku devices.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Roku, Roku Channel, The Roku Channel, Streaming Wars

Salty ponds may be under Mars' icy surface, raising prospect of Martian life

Italian scientists provide further evidence of underground lake and smaller bodies of water in study A network of salty ponds may be gurgling beneath Mars’ south pole alongside a large underground lake, raising the prospect of tiny, swimming Martian life.Italian scientists reported their findings Monday, two years after identifying what they believed to be a large buried lake. They widened their coverage area by a couple hundred miles, using even more data from a radar sounder on the European Sp...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, European Space Agency, Mars

Leaked Database Shows Trump Campaign Targeted Black Americans for Voter Suppression in 2016

With 36 days to go until the next presidential election, we’re being reminded that there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the 2016 campaign. Questions like how did the Trump team use all that data that was taken from Facebook users without their consent? A new investigation from Channel 4 News reveals…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, 2016 Election, Trump, Cambridge Analytica, Parscale

Slice Your Heart Out: The Best Paring Knives, According To Reviewers

Top Product: Victorinox Paring Knife (3 1/4") | $9 | AmazonRead more...
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Epic’s Case Against Apple Should Be Put to a Jury, Judge Recommends

The latest episode of the Epic Games vs. Apple saga took place this morning, and it appears we’re still at square one.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Fortnite, Epic Vs Apple, Round Two Fight

Scientists Created an Enzyme Cocktail That Eats Plastic

A gross fact of life is that we’re all ingesting plastic. Turtles eat plastic. Birds eat plastic. And one study found that humans eat a credit card worth of plastic each week. Now, scientists have engineered enzymes to eat plastic, too—but that may actually be a good thing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pollution, Plastic, Its A Plastic World

A Distant Blue Star Hosts One of the Most Extreme Exoplanets Known to Science

The newly deployed CHEOPS space telescope has completed its first observations of an exoplanet, uncovering some fascinating new details about an ultra-hot Jupiter known as WASP-189b.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Jupiter, Exoplanets, Hot Jupiters, Planetary Science, Telescopes, CHEOPS

Clear Your Brain Fog and Give These Independent Coffee Brands a Shot

Featured Product: First Bag Free | Atlas Coffee | Promo Code AtlasCoffeeDay20Read more...
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A potentially overlooked factor in Sweden's coronavirus strategy: more than half of households consist of just 1 person

A young family takes a walk in Poland. Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images Household transmission plays a significant role in the coronavirus' spread. The risk is especially high in crowded homes with more than one person per room, research suggests. Sweden never fully locked down, but the nation's large share of people living alone may have helped slow the virus' spread and lower the country's death rate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Four generations of the Garg famil...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Sweden, Greece, California, Housing, China, Russia, India, New York City, US, Trends, Bbc, Switzerland, Poland

The Best Smartwatch You Can Buy Is Also an Underwhelming Upgrade

I’ve been wearing the Apple Watch Series 6 every day (and night) for almost two weeks, and it must be said: This is a good smartwatch. In fact, it’s the best smartwatch.Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Science, Smart Watches, Series 6, Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 6 Review

Recently discovered ‘salty lakes’ on Mars could be teeming with alien life

The team of researchers who discovered a single lake beneath the surface of Mars back in 2018 just published a new paper admitting they were wrong. Instead of one lake on Mars, the team thinks there are several. This makes for what could be the most compelling evidence for extraterrestrial life we’ve seen yet. According to a paper published in Nature Astronomy today, the massive 20-kilometer subsurface lake on Mars the group discovered is part of a cluster of lakes beneath the surface of the red...
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Former Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale in Hospital After Apparent Suicide Threats [Updated]

Brad Parscale, the Republican digital strategist recently demoted from his role as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, is in the hospital following what Florida authorities described as a report of a suicide attempt, CNN reported on Monday. Another report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel described the incident as…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Republicans, Advertising, Social Media, Cnn, Donald Trump, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Political Ads, 2020 Election, Brad Parscale

Former Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale in Hospital After Apparent Suicide Attempt: Report

Brad Parscale, the Republican digital strategist recently demoted from his role as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, is in the hospital following what Florida authorities described as a suicide attempt, CNN reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Republicans, Advertising, Social Media, Cnn, Donald Trump, Political Ads, 2020 Election, Brad Parscale

Deep Science: Robot perception, acoustic monitoring, using ML to detect arthritis

Research papers come out far too rapidly 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. The topics in this week’s Deep Science column are a real grab bag that range from planetary science to whale tracking. There are also ...
Tags: Social, TC, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Simulation, Santa Barbara, Marc Benioff, PNAS, EPFL, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Lynne, Cognitive Science

Hill House vs. Bly Manor: Mike Flanagan Explains the Differences in His Haunting Shows

Get ready for more Haunting. After Netflix’s very successful horror series The Haunting of Hill House, executive producer Mike Flanagan knew he had to do it again. But that season was contained. That story told. How could he do a sequel?Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Henry James, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, The Haunting of Hill House, The Turn of the Screw, The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Haunting Anthology

The Princess Bride: Adventure Book Game Is Almost as Epic as the Movie

When it comes to board games based on popular movies, TV shows, or franchises, Ravensburger is the company to beat. It’s proven that with its latest triumph, The Princess Bride: Adventure Book Game, which manages to envelop you in a story and world that’s worth telling.Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Fantasy, The Princess Bride, Board Games, RPG, Tabletop Games

Uber Gets to Stay in London, For Now

Uber got itself out of another pickle today, after a judge restored its license to operate in London for the next 18 months. Uber is terribly sorry, Uber fucked up, and Uber will do better next time. Sounds familiar...Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, London, Labor

Coronavirus live news: global death toll nears one million as WHO warns number is likely an underestimate

WHO says global toll is likely to be over one million already; travel in and out of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague may be bannedTests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across worldCDC director takes aim at Trump adviser: ‘Everything he says is false’Crew on first post-lockdown Greek cruise contract coronavirus 7.21pm BST Slovakia is set to declare a new state of emergency this week to combat the coronavirus pandemic, prime minister Igor Matovič said following a sharp rise in ...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Slovakia, The Hague, Trump, Amsterdam Rotterdam, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Igor Matovic, Matovic, BST France

For the Last Time, Please Don't Buy the Apple Watch Series 3

Well, well, well. Despite begging every higher power that I wouldn’t have to write yet another blog about why folks shouldn’t buy the Apple Watch Series 3 anymore, a 9to5 Mac report notes that several Series 3 owners have reported that their watches are randomly rebooting since upgrading to watchOS 7. So here we are…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 3, Please Dont Make Me Write About This Anymore

Boris Johnson's Covid-19 policy critics: who says what?

A selection of comments from across the political divide on PM’s handling of pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe brewing rebellion among Tory backbenchers over the lack of scrutiny afforded to parliament on Covid-19 restrictions – as well as concerns about their impact – has left Boris Johnson facing criticism from within and outside his party. Here are some of the more pointed comments levelled against the prime minister and his policies from across the poli...
Tags: Politics, Science, Law, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Police Federation, Harriet Harman, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

I, Too, Know When Amazon Prime Day Is Because I Had to Move My Goddamn Wedding

Every job comes with downsides. Big e-commerce days are the job hazard every tech reviewer accepts with grim resignation. Usually, that ire is saved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two holiday shopping days that every company meticulously schedules fall product launches around. Every year they ruin my life for…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Prime Day, Prime Day

Coronavirus live news: Netherlands considers restricting travel to and from its biggest cities; global deaths near 1m

Travel in and out of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague may be banned; fresh restrictions in French citiesTests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across worldGlobal deaths near 1 millionCDC director takes aim at Trump adviser: ‘Everything he says is false’Crew on first post-lockdown Greek cruise contract coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – live 5.01pm BST In a press conference, the World Health Organization’s director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the tests are t...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, World Health Organization, Gates Foundation, The Hague, Trump, Amsterdam Rotterdam, Coronavirus outbreak, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

How a Bargain-Basement Internet Conspiracy Theorist Rode the QAnon Wave to the Edge of Congress

At an indoor, largely maskless victory party in August, Marjorie Taylor Greene had a message for her detractors. Greene, a bargain-basement conspiracy theorist, had handily won her primary runoff, despite warnings from a handful of spooked Republican activists. In her heavily red corner of Georgia, the nomination…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Georgia, Conspiracy Theories, Tea Party, Greene, QAnon, Marjorie Taylor Greene

Lovecraft Country Has Given Up Cohesive Storytelling in Favor of Something More Dramatic

What little hope there was for Lovecraft Country’s first season trying to tell a single, cohesive story went completely out the window this week with “I Am,” a statement episode that gave Aunjanue Ellis’ Hippolyta Freeman everything she’d ever dreamed of...just to ask her to give it all up.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, TV Recap, Matt Ruff, Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country, Josephine Baker, HP Lovecraft, Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku, Lovecraft Country Recaps, Hippolyta Freeman

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