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Coronavirus live news: Trump in hospital; more Republicans test positive; Melbourne cluster grows

World Health Organization gives green light to second test that gives results in up to 30 minutesScramble under way in Washington to trace spread of Covid among US leadershipJoe Biden and his wife test negative for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia-New Zealand travel bubble to partially open 3.31am BST A mass roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine in Britain could be finished in as little as three months, the Times reported, citing government scientists. Scientists working on the Oxf...
Tags: Science, Washington, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, New Zealand, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Biden, Times, Trump


Kellyanne Conway Has Covid-19, And Her Daughter's TikToks Broke the News

Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway confirmed on Friday that she’s contracted covid-19 after her 15-year-old daughter broke the news in a series of TikToks revealing her mother’s positive diagnosis and denouncing President Donald Trump.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Kellyanne Conway, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID, Sars Cov 2, Octobers Already Crazy And Its Only The Second


If Trump's symptoms started before Friday, he may have been highly infectious during the debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. People who have COVID-19 are generally most infectious the day they start showing symptoms and the day prior. So if Trump started showing symptoms before Friday, that means he might have been highly infectious when he deb...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Debate, Biden, Donald Trump, University Of California, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Bloomberg News, Duluth Minnesota


Coronavirus live news: Australia tracks Sydney flight passengers; Trump in hospital; WHO approves rapid test

Health body gives green light to second test that gives results in up to 30 minutes; Madrid is Europe’s worst hotspotScramble under way in Washington to trace spread of Covid among US leadershipJoe Biden and his wife test negative for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia-New Zealand travel bubble to partially open 1.28am BST Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, who downplayed the seriousness of Covid-19 for months before contracting the virus, has taken to Facebook to wish the US ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Usa, Science, Australia, Washington, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, New Zealand, Brazil, Who


Serious Grindr Vulnerability Let Hackers Hijack User Accounts With Just an Email Address

The popular LGBT+ hook-up app Grindr has fixed a glaring security flaw that allowed hackers to take over any account if they knew the user’s registered email address, TechCrunch reports. Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Passwords, Dating, Password, Dating Apps, Grindr, Tokens, Password Security, Privacy And Security


Trump's refusal to wear a mask may have led him to be exposed to more coronavirus particles — raising his risk of severe infection

President Donald Trump holds up his face mask during the first presidential debate. Julio Cortez/AP Photo Trump's failure to consistently wear a face mask raises the risk that he was exposed to a higher dose of the coronavirus. If Trump wasn't wearing a mask when infected, he would probably have taken in a larger amount of virus particles than he would have had he worn protective equipment. Some research suggests that being exposed to higher doses of virus can lead to more virus in the bod...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Science, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, New Jersey, Fda, Associated Press, Good Morning America, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Google's Daydream VR Is Officially, Really, Finally Dead

If you happen to be one of the few people who still use Google’s Daydream VR platform, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s officially dead. (If you didn’t know Daydream was a thing, that’s totally OK. I forgot it was, too.) Spotted by Android Authority, Google recently issued a service update for Daydream letting any…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Vr, VR headsets, Smartphone Vr, Daydream, DayDream VR, Android Authority Google


Facebook's Dilemma, Subpoena Time, and Twitter: There Was an Attempt

It’s time for Hellfeed, your biweekly summary of who’s kicking and screaming online, and we really couldn’t have picked a better day: The president tweeted that he is ill with the novel coronavirus this morning and then totally dropped off the goddamn radar.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, 2020 Election, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Hellfeed


A running list of all the people Trump came into contact with in the days before he tested positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump listens as songs are sung at a remembrance candle lighting during a reception to honor Gold Star Families on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks Before President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning, he came into contact with hundreds of people. Here's a running list of the high-profile contacts we know about, and whether they have tested positive or negative for the coronav...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Ohio, Fox News, Biden


France reports 12,148 infections in 24 hours – as it happened

This blog has closed – coverage of the coronavirus pandemic continues here 12.25am BST This blog has closed – our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic continues here. 12.15am BST Continue reading...
Tags: Science, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump must isolate for 10 days from the time his first coronavirus symptoms appeared, experts say

President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention, delivering a speech in front a live audience on the South Lawn of the White House, August 27, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus and gone into isolation with the First Lady. On Friday, he was transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center. Infectious-disease experts and the CDC recommend that people with COVID-19 isolate for 10 days after they first...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Isolation, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Gandhi, University of California San Francisco


The coronavirus' average incubation is 5 days, and people may be most contagious a day before symptoms. Here's what that means for Trump's contacts.

President Trump at the Presidential Debate on September 29, 2020. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus early Friday morning. The virus' average incubation period — the time between when a person gets infected and when they test positive or show symptoms — is five days.  Research has found that infected people shed the most coronavirus the day they start showing symptoms and the day before. Here's what that means for Trump's contacts, including Joe Bi...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Supreme Court, White House, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New York Times, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Business Insider, Trump


Just Buy a Dang Smartwatch

Let’s talk about smartwatches for a minute.Read more...
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Trump has better odds against COVID-19 than most Americans because he is white, wealthy, with access to the best care

US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on July 15, 2020, as he travels to Atlanta. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump announced early Friday morning that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Although Trump’s age, weight, and sex put him at a higher risk of developing serious symptoms, his race and socioeconomic status work in his favor. The president was diagnosed early and, as a VIP patient, will have access to top medical c...
Tags: Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, Race, US, Trends, Atlanta, New York Times, Fda, Donald Trump, Privilege, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Black, Trump, Bloomberg News


Everything You Need to Watch Netflix in 4K on Your Mac

When Apple launches macOS Big Sur later this year, the new Safari 14 update will finally allow Mac users to stream Netflix in 4K HDR. But while macOS Big Sur is going to hit a wide variety of Mac desktops and laptops, only a subset of them will actually have the necessary hardware to stream Netflix content in 4K HDR.Read more...
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Photos from the Trump-Biden debate show just how close America was to having 2 infected presidential candidates

President Donald Trump, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and First Lade Melania Trump after Tuesday's debate. C-SPAN/YouTube Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday, hours after President Donald Trump announced he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus. Cleveland Clinic, which worked as a health adviser for the Commission on Presidential Debates for Tuesday's debate between Biden and Trump told Insider there was a "low risk of e...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Presidential Debates, Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, Cleveland Clinic


Here Are a Bunch of Pictures of Donald Trump Taking the Pandemic Seriously

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. I’m sure that’s what a lot of people were thinking when President Donald Trump announced on Friday morning that he and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, had tested positive for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Explained: Donald Trump's coronavirus symptoms, including a cough, mild fever, and lethargy

President Trump on September 30, 2020, two days before announcing his diagnosis. Carlos Barria/Reuters President Trump is reportedly experiencing mild symptoms of the coronavirus, including a cough, congestion, mild fever and fatigue.  A coronavirus cough tends to be dry, and a fever symptomatic of the illness is usually the first symptom, unlike the flu.  Mild cases of COVID-19 are the most common, but can turn severe and may leave lasting damage.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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Biden has tested negative for COVID-19, but photos from the debate show Melania Trump near him without wearing a mask and reveal just how close America was to having two infected presidential candidates

President Donald Trump, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and First Lade Melania Trump after Tuesday's debate. C-SPAN/YouTube Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday, hours after President Donald Trump announced he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus. Cleveland Clinic, which worked as a health adviser for the Commission on Presidential Debates for Tuesday's debate between Biden and Trump told Insider there was a "low risk of e...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Presidential Debates, Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, Cleveland Clinic


Biden Should Probably Still Quarantine

Joe Biden announced that he has, blessedly, tested negative for the coronavirus, three days after standing in the same airspace as a fuming, spitting, bellowing, now-coronavirus-positive Donald Trump. Though they stood on opposite ends of the stage, and did not shake hands, Trump and his family broke debate terms by …Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus


Trump's coronavirus diagnosis reveals how testing alone doesn't work — wearing a mask and social distancing are important too

Trump announced on Twitter early on Friday, October 2, 2020 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images President Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, along with First Lady Melania Trump. So far, Vice President Mike Pence, and former Vice President Joe Biden have both tested negative for the virus, but it's still possible their results could change in the coming days. The outbreak at the White House is a reminder that testing, even when...
Tags: Science, News, Minnesota, White House, Singapore, US, NFL, Trends, Joe Biden, Public Health, New York Times, New Jersey, Ohio, Biden, Times, Donald Trump


Paradox-free time travel is 'logically' possible, say physicists

For a century, the specter of paradoxes has loomed over physics theories and science fiction scripts.A University of Queensland undergraduate and his supervisor ran the numbers and found paradox-free time travel to be mathematically consistent.But the practical hurdles to time travel vastly out distance the mathematical ones. Science fiction requires its fans to suspend their disbelief, and there's no greater ask in that department than when trying to enjoy a time travel story. Writers twist th...
Tags: Space, Math, Science, Time, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Stephen Hawking, University Of Queensland, Einstein, Costa, Delorean, String Theory, Marty, Gödel, Michio Kaku


Physicist and student run the numbers on paradox free time travel

For a century, the specter of paradoxes has loomed over physics theories and science fiction scripts.A University of Queensland undergraduate and his supervisor ran the numbers and found paradox-free time travel to be mathematically consistent.But the practical hurdles to time travel vastly out distance the mathematical ones. Science fiction requires its fans to suspend their disbelief, and there's no greater ask in that department than when trying to enjoy a time travel story. Writers twist th...
Tags: Space, Math, Science, Time, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Stephen Hawking, University Of Queensland, Einstein, Costa, Delorean, String Theory, Marty, Gödel, Michio Kaku


Here Are the 18 Congressional Representatives Who Refused to Condemn QAnon

House Resolution 1154 is a simple bill that barely fills five pages in Congressional formatting, and which passed the House of Representatives easily this afternoon with 370 votes in favor. Read more...
Tags: Science, House Of Representatives, Congressional, Tom Malinowski, QAnon, Who To Vote Out


Got science questions? Skype A Scientist can help

A non-profit dedicated to science communication has made a splash during COVID, offering video calls with science experts. Interested groups can fill out a form requesting particular topics. Individuals can also participate in events both online and in person. It is no secret that there is a lot of anti-intellectualism these days. Lots of people are increasingly distrustful of scientists, rejecting the scientific consensuses they disagree with, and holding a negative view of experts in general....
Tags: Science, Technology, Education, Communication, Connecticut, Innovation, Skype, UConn, Forbes, University of Connecticut, Sarah McAnulty, Kavli Foundation Scientists, Nichole Broderick, McAnulty


Here's What Will Happen Next

The president of the United States has a deadly, airborne disease that has already killed more than 207,000 Americans and more than 1 million people worldwide. The U.S. now faces a national security crisis, the economy is in ruins, and we’re a month away from a contentious presidential election on which the very…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: France reports 12,148 infections in 24 hours; WHO approves new rapid Covid test

Health body gives green light to second test that gives results in up to 30 minutes; Madrid is Europe’s worst hotspotWhite House confirms Donald Trump has mild symptomsJoe Biden and his wife test negative for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia-New Zealand travel bubble to partially open 8.15pm BST The government of Sao Paulo state in Brazil has asked health regulator Anvisa to register for use the Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, governor Jo...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, House, New Zealand, Brazil, Who, Biden, Madrid


Watch a young Carl Sagan's first TV documentary, "The Violent Universe" (1969)

On April 11, 1969, the BBC aired "The Violent Universe," a science documentary starring the great Carl Sagan, then 34 years old. This was three months before the first moon landing and 11 years before Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Bbc, Carl Sagan, Cosmology, Sagan, Billions And Billions


Open Channel: What's the Trump Tweet Gonna Be?

Early Friday morning, the president—or some anonymous White House goon, it’s not always clear which—tweeted that he and the First Lady have tested positive for the novel coronavirus estimated to have infected at least 2.2 percent of the population and killed at least 208,000 Americans on his watch. This is more or…Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Science, White House, Social Media, Donald Trump, Open Channel, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Save Big on Dell and Alienware Laptops and Desktops Right Now

Featured Deal: Dell Chromebook 3100 2-in-1 | $369Read more...
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