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Coronavirus live news: Coronavirus live news: Trump calls catching Covid 'blessing in disguise'; Harris blasts White House failures

France sees record cases; one in seven people tested in Belgian capital is positive; Trump returns to Oval Office against CDC’s isolation guidelines. Follow the latest updatesTrump calls Covid diagnosis ‘blessing from God’ amid false treatment claims White House coronavirus cluster: who has tested positive?Berlin nightlife given first curfew in 70 years as Covid cases surgeEurope must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHO 4.25am BST CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks Vice President ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, France, White House, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Cnn, Infectious Diseases, Daniel dale, Trump, Mike Pence, HARRIS, Oval Office


Coronavirus live news: Trump calls catching Covid 'a blessing in disguise'; Brazil cases pass 5m

France sees record cases; one in seven people tested in Belgian capital is positive; Trump returns to Oval Office against CDC’s isolation guidelines. Follow the latest updates White House coronavirus cluster: who has tested positive?Berlin nightlife given first curfew in 70 years as Covid cases surgeEurope must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHOUS vice-presidential debate – live 2.27am BST “Let me say on behalf of me and the first lady how moved we’ve all been by the outpour...
Tags: Science, Cdc, France, White House, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Trump, HARRIS, Oval Office, Pence, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Facebook to Disable Political Ads—After the Polls Are Closed

Facebook will temporarily disable all ads focused on political and social issues after polls close on Election Day as part of an effort to “reduce opportunities for confusion or abuse,” it said Wednesday.
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2nd highest-ranking US Marine tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Gary L. Thomas, deputy commandant of Programs & Resources, takes his command portrait at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 2016. Thomas has served in the U.S. Marine Corps for over thirty-two years. US Marine Corps US Marine Corps Gen. Gary Thomas, the assistant commandant of the service, tested positive for the coronavirus. Thomas is the second-highest ranking commissioned officer in the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps said Thomas is experiencing "mild symp...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, Defense, Trends, Marine Corps, Donald Trump, Ray, Trump, Thomas, Mike Pence, Usmc, Coast Guard, US Marine Corps, U S Marine Corps


An explosive new documentary details how Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force consisted mainly of 20-something volunteers buying PPE with personal email accounts

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and counselor Kellyanne Conway listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the coronavirus response in the Oval Office on April 30, 2020. AP Photo/Evan Vucci For several weeks in March and April, Max Kennedy, Jr., then 26, served on Jared Kushner's White House COVID-19 Supply-Chain Task Force. Kennedy, who is Robert F. Kennedy's grandson, quit the task force in April. Soon after, he wrote an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Co...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, Movies, Entertainment, Congress, Documentary, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Fema, Silicon Valley, Fox News


Trump's Department of Labor Is Targeting Microsoft for Pledging to Hire More Black Managers

Trump’s Department of Labor has opened an investigation into whether Microsoft violated federal law by promising to hire more Black and African American managers and leaders, ABC News reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Race, Diversity, Racism, Donald Trump, Abc News, Department of Labor, Trump 's Department of Labor


Presidential Debate Commission Clearly Not Playing With a Full Deck

The first telephone was invented in 1861. The underlying technology evolved greatly over the next 100 years, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that Americans stopped seeing home phones as an extravagance. (The 1920s also saw the invention of the two-way radio, hand-held versions of which were later dubbed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kamala Harris, 2020 Election, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Dumbass Commission Of Dumbasses, Mike Pnece, Presidential Debate Commission


Coronavirus live news: Brazil cases pass 5m; Trump calls catching Covid 'a blessing in disguise'

France sees record cases; one in seven people tested in Belgian capital is positive; Trump returns to Oval Office against CDC’s isolation guidelines. Follow the latest updates White House coronavirus cluster: who has tested positive?Berlin nightlife given first curfew in 70 years as Covid cases surgeEurope must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHOTrump coronavirus updates – live 12.23am BST GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has appeared on Lou Dobbs’ meanwhile, a week after she te...
Tags: Science, Cdc, France, White House, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Gop, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Walter Reed, Kamala Harris, Trump, Dobbs, Oval Office


Learn to Type by Copying Literary Masters

A new project by a Canadian techie named Adam Doquiatan aims to teach you to type by asking you to copy great literature. The site, called TypeLit.io, lets you pick from a library of public domain classics—Alice in Wonderland, 1984, and many more—and then shows you the text of each chapter. To complete the exercise…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Literature, Alice, Adam Doquiatan


Nvidia Wants to Eliminate Compression During Video Calls by Using Neural Networks to Perfectly Render Your Face

There are a thousand reasons to hate hopping on a video call every 10 minutes to chat with your co-workers, among them the ugly video compression artifacts that can occasionally make your face completely unrecognizable. Nvidia has a potential solution to the problem, but instead of fixing compression algorithms, it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Neural Networks, Video Calls, Video Compression, NVIDIA Research


Coronavirus live news: Brazil surpasses 5 million cases; Italy makes face masks compulsory outdoors

Italy makes ruling after concerns over case rises; one in seven people tested in Belgian capital is positiveFacebook and Twitter act against Trump for suggesting Covid just like fluWhite House coronavirus cluster: who has tested positive?Berlin nightlife given first curfew in 70 years as Covid cases surgeEurope must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHOTrump coronavirus updates – live 11.09pm BST As Australia wakes up, here are the main developments from the last few hours. 10...
Tags: Science, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Tunis, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


A prestigious medical journal published a scathing editorial ahead of the election, slamming the Trump administration and other US leaders for their COVID-19 response

President Donald Trump, flanked by tables holding testing supplies and machines, speaks during a press briefing about coronavirus testing in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty The New England Journal of Medicine published an unprecedented editorial slamming the Trump administration and other US leaders for their "failure" to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Eric Rubin, editor-in-chief of the medical journal who wrote the editorial,...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Editorial, Trump, Election 2020, New England Journal of Medicine


Slack Is Having An Identity Crisis

Slack is a company in trouble. For some reason, the workplace messaging app—one that’s cursed not only with occasional outages, but a mind-numbing layout and features explicitly designed to snitch on all of our DM’s—has faced nothing but slumping stocks since its debut on the public market last year. But rather than…Read more...
Tags: Science, Slack, Covid 19, The Slackening


Why Is It So Hard to Make a Beautiful Smartwatch Band?

A couple of weeks ago, on a camping trip with a friend, I was describing my newfound obsession with wearing my smartwatch to track things—namely, about how it’d been the primary driver in helping me overcome my quarantine workout slump. But as she glanced at the thick band on my Apple Watch Series 6, she mentioned…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Design, Smart Watches, Applewatch, Come On


Coronavirus live news: mandatory swabs for travellers to Italy from UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Czech Republic

Italy makes ruling after concerns over case rises; one in seven people tested in Belgian capital is positiveFacebook and Twitter act against Trump for suggesting Covid just like fluWhite House coronavirus cluster: who has tested positive?Berlin nightlife given first curfew in 70 years as Covid cases surgeEurope must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHOTrump coronavirus updates – live 9.13pm BST Italy has made it mandatory to wear face masks outdoors nationwide in an effort to ...
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The Key to Passing Good Climate Policy Is Having Real People in Congress

Earlier this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez featured Taco Mix, objectively the best taco spot in Spanish Harlem, on her Instagram. I tell you this to a) convince you to go there if you are ever in the area, and b) because it speaks to the value of representatives who are normal people.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Harlem, Aoc, 2020 Election, Green New Deal, Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Slack's Having An Identity Crisis

Slack is a company in trouble. For some reason, the workplace messaging app—one that’s cursed not only with occasional outages, but a mind-numbing layout and features explicitly designed to snitch on all of our DM’s—has faced nothing but slumping stocks since its debut on the public market last year. But rather than…Read more...
Tags: Science, Slack, Covid 19, The Slackening


Pomona College alumna wins 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry

A Pomona College alumna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work developing a genome-editing method, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday, Oct. 7. Doudna, a professor and researcher at UC Berkeley, is the first Pomona College graduate to receive a Nobel Prize, the college said Wednesday. “Jennifer Doudna’s revolutionary research in gene editing and her thoughtful consideration of its implications hold the potential to change the lives of countless people around the...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Hawaii, UC Berkeley, Starr, Pomona, Harvard Medical School, University of Hawaii, Claremont, Jennifer Doudna, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


Did the Coronavirus Plan the Vice Presidential Debate?

The vice presidential debate tonight between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris looks set to go ahead, despite Pence’s recent exposure to people who later tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Given the pitiful precautions enacted to prevent transmission of the aerosol-spread virus—tiny plexiglass barriers, who do you…Read more...
Tags: Science, Debate, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, Pence, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Trump's doctor says the president already has antibodies. That might not mean he is cured with long-term immunity — it could just be his medication.

Dr. Sean Conley, physician to President Trump, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Trump's doctor announced that lab tests showed the president had "detectable levels" of coronavirus antibodies on Wednesday, less than a week after Trump's diagnosis. Your body creates antibodies to help fight off the coronavirus, but research shows these protective proteins take between one and three weeks to develop after you get infected. While ho...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, San Francisco, Trends, Donald Trump, Detroit, Antibodies, Walter Reed, University Of California, Mount Sinai, Trump, Bloomberg News, Bethesda Md


GPT-3 Bot Spends a Week Replying on Reddit, Starts Talking About the Illuminati

A Reddit user went on an impressive comment streak last week. The user stuck to the pages of the mega-popular AskReddit subforum, and their responses were relatively elaborate. But the length of the replies was especially unusual in that they were sometimes coming within a minute of the question first being asked.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, GPT, AskReddit, Gpt 3, Dawn Of The Artificial Reply Guy


Russian Design for a Reusable Rocket Sure Looks Familiar

Roscosmos is moving ahead with plans to build Russia’s first reusable rocket. Glancing at the design, it appears the Russian space agency doesn’t feel the need to reinvent the wheel, given the vehicle’s uncanny resemblance to the SpaceX Falcon 9.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Rockets, Falcon 9, Roscosmos, Reusable Rockets, SpaceX Falcon, Rocket Science


The 10 Best Deals of October 7, 2020

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10 Jedi Facilities That Survived Star Wars' Order 66

Order 66 may have massacred most of the Jedi, but it wasn’t just people that survived Palpatine’s purge. The Jedi existed for eons before the twilight of the Republic, building grand temples of their Order teeming with knowledge and insight that outlived much of the Sith’s wrath, providing hope to new generations of…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Superlist, Video Games, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, The Force, Palpatine, Jedi, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Star Wars The Last Jedi


Gateway's Back With an Imperfect But Delightful Budget Gaming Laptop

I have fond memories of late 90s and early 2000s Gateway computers. Sure, they were my dad’s preferred PC brand. So by proxy, it was ours until us kids went to college. But they were reliable, inexpensive machines. We didn’t need the latest and greatest when our social lives revolved around what we can do with the…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Gateway, Laptops, Gaming Laptops, Gateway Creator Series Laptop Review


I Miss When It Was Quiet

My weekend was like most other weekends in the pandemic era. I went for a walk in the park with my wife, briefly saw some friends outdoors and socially distanced, made some mac and cheese, and mainly chilled. But for all the trappings of normalcy (or what goes for normalcy these days), there was something distinctly…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Media, Donald Trump, Trump Tweets, Covid 19


Black Box Offers a Mostly Familiar Sci-Fi Tale About Memory Loss

Sci-fi movies are fond of exploring the intersection of technology and memory—think Total Recall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and both Blade Runner movies, to name a few. With a limited budget and minimal special effects, Black Box puts a more intimate spin on the idea, with mixed but intriguing results.Read more...
Tags: Science, Memory, Streaming, Sci Fi, Amazon Studios, Blumhouse, Black Box, Phylicia Rashad, Troy James, Mamoudou Athie, Welcome to the Blumhouse, Emmanuel Osei Kuffour Jr


Mike Pence should not be on the debate stage, according to the government's own coronavirus guidelines. He could be unwittingly putting others at risk.

US Vice President Mike Pence attends the 19th September 11 commemoration ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, September 11, 2020. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images The CDC director has cleared Vice President Mike Pence to participate in Wednesday's debate. Pence's own physician has cleared him too.  According to the CDC's own guidelines, Pence should still be in quarantine, after being in close contact with multiple people who tested positive for COVID-19 ov...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, Chris Christie, Science, News, Supreme Court, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Public Health, Gop, New Jersey


Well preserved 2,000-year-old brain cells found in Vesuvius victim

Brain of a young man killed in the eruption was found in Herculaneum, ItalyBrain cells have been found in exceptionally preserved form in the remains of a young man killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, an Italian study has revealed.The preserved neuronal structures in vitrified or frozen form were discovered at the archaeological site of Herculaneum, an ancient Roman city engulfed under a hail of volcanic ash after nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Continue readi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Italy, Archaeology, Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum


Fauci said his daughters refuse to visit for Thanksgiving, telling him: 'You're a young, vigorous guy, but you're 79 years old'

Dr. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on April 29, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci's daughters won't spend Thanksgiving with him in Washington, despite his and his wife saying they'd love to host them.  The women, who live in three different parts of the country, decided against the visit in order to protect their father from the novel coronavirus, Fauci said in a webinar hosted by American University.  While the...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Holidays, Washington, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Holiday Travel, American University, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy, Sylvia M Burwell, Mandel Ngan, Ghosh, Coronavirus, Anna Medaris Miller



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