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White House officials reportedly blocked new, stricter FDA guidelines on approving a COVID-19 vaccine

Pharmacist Michael Witte, left, gives Rebecca Sirull, right, a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Sirull is the third patient to receive the shot in the study AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Top White House officials blocked new health safety guidelines for the emergency release of a coronavirus vaccine, Th...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Times, Donald Trump, Hahn, Mark Meadows, Walter Reed Medical Center, Stephen Hahn


Coronavirus live news: Mexico sees record daily increase in deaths and new cases

Ireland’s health chiefs called for highest level of restrictions late on Sunday; restaurants in Paris can stay open but bars cannotEurope struggles to contain surge of coronavirus casesUK ministers accused of putting lives at risk with Covid data errorNew York governor agrees to shut schools and businesses in hotspotsTrump coronavirus updates – live 4.25am BST My colleague in Tokyo, Justin McCurry, has this update on plans for Japan and South Korea to this week agree to resume business trave...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, Mexico, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Tokyo, Justin McCurry, Robert Koch Institute, Coronavirus outbreak


Sure Sounds Like Apple Is About to Launch Some Speakers and Headphones

In what seems like an obvious sign that Apple has a few new audio products lined up to launch this fall, the company just cleared its digital and physical stores of nearly every speaker and headphone brand that could conceivably be considered a rival if Apple had some competing devices slated to go on sale soon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, AirPods, HomePod, Very Curious


AT&T Just Screwed Over DSL Customers and Rural America

As of Oct. 1, AT&T has stopped offering DSL as a new service, according to USA Today. Existing DSL subscribers, who connect to the internet via copper phone lines, will be grandfathered in. DSL is definitely old technology, but many people, especially in rural areas, still rely on it for internet access. Internet…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Internet, Broadband, Fiber, Att, Rural America, AT T, Rural Internet, USA Today Existing DSL


White House declines to conduct contact tracing for Rose Garden event, despite cluster of infection

Chris Christie greets others after President Donald J. Trump spoke with Judge Amy Coney Barrett during a ceremony to announce Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House on Saturday, Sept 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The White House is not conducting contact tracing for its Sept. 26 Rose Garden event, The New York Times reported. At least eight people who attended the event have tested positive for COV...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Science, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Charles Davis


Rapid coronavirus tests alone don't prevent outbreaks, a CDC study shows. The White House relied on them anyway.

Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced that she will be his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty The White House relied on rapid coronavirus tests to determine whether event attendees were infected, while deemphasizing mask wearing and social distancing. Experts say the tests shouldn't be the sole precaution and can't be used as a pass to safely g...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Science, News, Supreme Court, Cdc, White House, Trends, Gop, New Jersey, Fda, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Antonio, Abbott


Trump, carrying the highly contagious COVID-19 virus, returns to the White House and dodges questions about how many people close to him have gotten sick

A car with US President Trump drives past supporters in a motorcade outside of Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4, 2020. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday night, three days after he was admitted following news he tested positive for COVID-19.  He will be treated in the White House medical unit. Multiple people in Trump's inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19, including Fir...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Trump, Conley, Bethesda Maryland, Alex Edelman, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Pandemic, Trump Adminstration, Walter Reed Medical Center


CDC Finally Acknowledges That Covid-19 Can Be Airborne

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday updated its covid-19 guidance to say that the coronavirus can spread through aerosols, not just large droplets. This is an important distinction because it means that maintaining six feet of distance indoors is not always enough to prevent transmission. It also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Aerosols, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The plexiglass barriers that will separate Harris and Pence at the debate probably won't stop coronavirus-laden aerosols, scientists say

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will debate each other at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020. Ethan Miller, Joe Raedle/Getty Images Plexiglass barriers will divide Kamala Harris and Mike Pence at the vice presidential debate on Wednesday. The barriers are meant as an additional protective measure to prevent potential COVID-19 transmission. But experts say the barriers would be mostly useless in preventing the spread of microscopic, coronavirus-laden aerosols. Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Cdc, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, University of Florida, Debate, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence


We Need More Movies Like Vampires vs. the Bronx

Director Osmany Rodriguez’s Vampires vs. the Bronx is the sort of coming-of-age movie that there simply aren’t enough of. It’s about a bunch of Black and brown kids from a part of New York City that doesn’t get nearly enough love, who all know that there are plenty of important life lessons to be learned from comic…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Horror, New York City, Vampires, Netflix, Streaming, Bronx, Sarah Gadon, Method Man, Osmany Rodriguez, Shea Whigham, Jaden Michael, Chris Redd, The Kid Mero, Vladimir Caamaño


Coronavirus live news: French ICU patients highest since May; Trump to participate in next debate

Ireland’s health chiefs called for highest level of restrictions late on Sunday; restaurants in Paris can stay open but bars cannotEurope struggles to contain surge of coronavirus casesUK ministers accused of putting lives at risk with Covid data errorNew York governor agrees to shut schools and businesses in hotspotsTrump coronavirus updates – live 12.22am BST Trump removing his mask after arriving at the White House: 12.14am BST Trump — infected with COVID-19 — takes off his mask and ...
Tags: Science, White House, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump is set to leave the hospital, but his physician said the medical team won't breathe a 'deep sigh of relief' for another full week

President Donald Trump arrives on the South Lawn of the White House on July 11, 2020. Reuters President Trump is scheduled to leave Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday evening and continue his medical care at the White House. He's taking two coronavirus therapies typically reserved for patients with severe illness. Trump's physician said the president "may not entirely be out of the woods" and that doctors will wait another week before they "take that final deep sigh of relief." Visit Bus...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Cbs News, White House, Trends, World Health Organization, Fda, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Trump, Reuters, Don, Conley, Brigham, South Lawn


Well, Sure: Drone With a Shotgun

In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Strategic Command, which supports the Ministry of Defence, an unnamed company has developed a new battle-ready drone to assist armed forces with dangerous ground operations during urban warfare.Read more...
Tags: Usa, UK, Science, Drones, Ministry Of Defence, Autonomous Weapons, Drone Warfare, Feels Like A Bad Idea, United Kingdom 's Strategic Command


Trump Returning to White House to Possibly Infect Remaining Allies

Donald Trump, who disclosed last Friday that he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus, announced his intent to leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday and return to the White House.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Republicans, Donald Trump, White House Read, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Finishing The Job, Trump Returning to White House


There's A Bold New Shitter Headed For The International Space Station

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is currently docked to the International Space Station (ISS) and among the 8,000 pounds of cargo the craft is bringing to the station is a very exciting bit of new space-equipment: an all-new space-shitter. Yes, there’s a new toilet, officially called the Universal Waste…Read more...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Toilet, Iss, Northrop Grumman, International Space Station ISS, Spacelopnik


The 10 Best Deals of October 5, 2020

Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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Exxon’s Leaked Five-Year Plan Is a Climate Disaster

Earlier this year, Exxon promised to slash its methane emissions and reduce its gas burning, but it seems it had some other plans in the works, too. New internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg show that the energy giant’s business plans would increase its carbon pollution by 17% by 2025. In total, the additions would…Read more...
Tags: Science, Evil, ExxonMobil, Bloomberg, Exxon, Big Oil, Exxon Still Knows


Venmo's New Credit Card Seems Incredibly Fine

Your de facto app for splitting tabs and paying rent is officially rolling out its very own rewards card. But before you take the leap on this acceptably okay Venmo credit card, let’s take a closer look at the fine print.Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Science, Finance, Venmo


Instagram Is Becoming A Glorified Home Shopping Network

Over the past few years, Instagram users might have noticed that the app morphed from a place where you turn to see your friend’s cute dog photos, into a place where you turn to see those dog photos while also buying a lot of shit you probably don’t need. If you had any doubts about the platform’s intentions of…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Science, Instagram, The Ecommerce Wars


The Best Browser for Most People

Reader, I have a confession to make: Despite being a reporter who writes about all the ways our privacy regularly gets exploited by the feds and major tech players alike, I don’t exactly practice what I preach. I’ll download any free app regardless of whether or not it’s sending my data to dubious data brokers…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Firefox, Science, Tor, Safari, Brave, Opera, Edge, Battle Of The Browsers


Report: Denis Villeneuve's Dune Has Been Moved to 2021

The spice isn’t flowing quite yet. Collider is reporting that Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune has been postponed to October 2021, making it the latest film to see a delay because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Legendary, Dune, Collider, Denis Villeneuve, Wonder Woman 1984, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Coronavirus live news: Irish government 'to reject new lockdown recommendation'; Paris bars to close

Ireland’s health chiefs called for highest level of restrictions late on Sunday; restaurants in Paris can stay open but bars cannotEurope struggles to contain surge of coronavirus casesUK ministers accused of putting lives at risk with Covid data errorNew York governor agrees to shut schools and businesses in hotspotsMinister: colleagues who didn’t download app being ‘very French’Trump coronavirus updates – live 7.06pm BST Good evening from London! I’m Lucy Campbell, I’ll be bringing you the...
Tags: Science, London, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Lucy Campbell, Coronavirus outbreak


The CDC has finally admitted the coronavirus can travel further than 6 feet in poorly-ventilated spaces

NurPhoto/Getty Images On Monday afternoon, the CDC updated its website with the latest guidance about how the coronavirus spreads between people. The agency stressed the virus "spreads easily between people," especially those who get close to others, when they're coughing, sneezing, talking, or just breathing.  "There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than 6 feet away," the agency said in its new guidance. "These tra...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Public Health, World Health Organization, Nevada, Bellagio, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Locher, Bryan R Smith, Pandemic, Kristen Lee, Airborne


Slack Shat the Bed and I Lost My Marbles

It is a universal truth of working remotely that at some point, your internet-based services will eventually fail you. I can survive with Gmail being down. I’ll survive if Google Drive craps the bed because I like to live dangerously and draft in not-at-all-unstable Kinja. Screw Zoom, Lifesize, and all video chats—let…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Chat Apps, Slack, First World Tech Problems, Kinja Screw Zoom Lifesize


Drug companies are recruiting Black Americans to participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials, trying to break down decades of mistrust

A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Black Americans have been affected by the coronavirus at a disproportionate rate, but many have been wary to participate in vaccine trials. The mistrust, experts told Insider, stems from decades of medical experimentation on Black Americans. At least two pharmaceutical companies developing vaccines — Moderna and Pfizer — have been trying to recruit more Black participants in their trials. Some HBCUs, includ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Stanford, US, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Racism, Trials, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Business Insider, Trump, University of Wisconsin Madison


Denis Villeneuve's Dune Has Been Moved to 2021

The spice isn’t flowing quite yet. Collider is reporting that Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune has been postponed to October 2021, making it the latest film to see a delay because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Legendary, Dune, Collider, Denis Villeneuve, Wonder Woman 1984, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Trump told Americans: 'Don't be afraid of COVID.' Here's why his odds are better than almost anyone else of his age and condition.

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. He has since received two experimental treatments and a steroid at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and he expects to be discharged Monday evening. Although Trump’s age, weight, and sex put him at a higher risk of developing ...
Tags: Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, White House, Race, US, Trends, Atlanta, Fda, Donald Trump, Privilege, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Black, Trump, Don


Trump's Flunkies Told CDC to Alter Report on Covid-19 Risk to Children: Report

The novel coronavirus is estimated to have infected at least 7.43 million people in the U.S. and killed nearly 210,000 of them—and the Trump administration has mostly treated it as a political problem rather than one of the most serious health crises to strike the country in decades. The White House in turn has sought…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Caputo, Paul Alexander, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Zeiss' $6,000 Full-Frame ZX1 Is An Intriguing Little Camera with a Ridiculous Price Tag

Putting full-frame sensors into smaller and smaller compact bodies is all the rage nowadays. Nikon did it with the Z5, Panasonic did it with the S5, and just last month Sony joined the crowd with the new A7C. After announcing its compact full-frame camera more than two years ago, Zeiss’ $6,000 ZX1 has finally become…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Photoshop, Cameras, Sony, Digital Cameras, Panasonic, Nikon, Lightroom, Zeiss, Consumer Tech, Full Frame Cameras, The Zeiss Zx1 Is Real, Zx1, Intriguing Little Camera


40 Percent of the Amazon Is on the Brink of Transitioning to Savanna

Huge swaths of the Amazon have gotten so dry that they may be on the brink of transitioning into an entirely different kind of ecosystem, new research published in Nature Communications warns.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Rainforest, Collapse, Ecosystems, Nature Communications, Savanna, The Amazon Is Burning At An Alarming Rate



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