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It's too late to trace infections at the White House Rose Garden ceremony, experts say: 'I bet you we'll never find out'

President Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden at the White House on September 26. Alex Brandon/AP Photo President Donald Trump and at least 34 White House staffers and contacts have been infected with the coronavirus following Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on September 26. The White House accepted the CDC's offer to help with contact tracing on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported. Epidemiologists say those efforts m...
Tags: Chris Christie, Science, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Graham, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Trump


Johnson & Johnson just paused its coronavirus vaccine trials after an 'unexplained illness' in a participant

Getty Johnson & Johnson on Monday said that it had paused its coronavirus vaccine trials after a participant had an unexplained illness. The pause, first reported by Stat News, came just weeks after the pharma giant launched the massive study to evaluate whether the shot can prevent COVID-19.  In a statement Monday, J&J provided little additional information. "We're also learning more about this participant's illness, and it's important to have all the facts before we share additional inf...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, J J, Moderna, JNJ, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Trump 'tests negative' for Covid; Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial paused

Johnson & Johnson confirms pause in vaccine trial; Fauci says holding large rallies ‘asking for trouble’; Czech government closes bars and schools. Follow the latest updates:White House doctor says US President has tested negative for CovidCovid in Europe: second wave gathers pace across continentFailures at Austrian ski resort ‘helped speed up spread’ in EuropeAnthony Fauci criticises Trump for using his words out of contextBoris Johnson unveils three-tier Covid restrictions for England 2.52am...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, England, Science, White House, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Johnson, Trump, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Fauci


Disney Wants to Be Netflix Now

We probably could have seen this coming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Disney Wants, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus


Foxconn Won't Get Tax Subsidies After Failing to Deliver Factory and Jobs It Promised

President Trump promised that a Foxconn manufacturing plant would create 13,000 jobs in the state of Wisconsin, even calling it the “eighth wonder of the world.” But the electronics maker never built the factory it had originally pitched to Wisconsin legislators, nor did it hire anywhere close to 13,000 people. Now,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Factory, Foxconn, Trump, Tony Evers


The Pandemic Was Even Deadlier Than We Thought This Spring and Summer

A new study estimates that between March and July, there were 225,000 more deaths in the U.S. than expected, based on the previous five years of data. Of those, a little over half were officially attributed to the covid-19 pandemic. It’s the latest research to suggest that we’ve been seriously undercounting deaths…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been pushed to November following an issue with its rocket engines

From left: mission specialist Shannon Walker, pilot Victor Glover, Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, and mission specialist Soichi Noguchi at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX NASA's next mission with SpaceX will launch "no sooner than early-to-mid November," the agency announced Saturday. That mission, called Crew-1, will ferry four astronauts to the International Space Station and back. The launch was previously slated for Halloween. The del...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Boeing, Falcon, Delay, Crew, Walker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Glover


A Young Boy Dreams of Fantastical Loves in This Gorgeous Look Inside The Magic Fish

You might best know Trung Le Nguyen as Trungles, their social media pseudonym for posting gorgeous, magical art—but now the artist is making their graphic novel debut with the likewise spellbinding The Magic Fish—and io9 has a sneak peek inside.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lgbtq, Exclusive, Fairy Tales, Preview, Penguin Random House, Graphic Novel, Trung Le Nguyen, The Magic Fish


Coronavirus live news: Trump tests negative for Covid; WHO reports record new global cases

WHO chief warns herd immunity ‘scientifically and ethically ‘problematic’; Fauci says holding large rallies ‘asking for trouble’; Czech government closes bars and schools. Follow the latest updates:US President Donald Trump tests negative for CovidCovid in Europe: second wave gathers pace across continentFailures at Austrian ski resort ‘helped speed up spread’ in EuropeAnthony Fauci criticises Trump for using his words out of contextBoris Johnson unveils three-tier Covid restrictions for England...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Czech Republic, Infectious Diseases, Who, Johnson, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Pfizer will start testing its coronavirus vaccine on children as young as 12, a crucial step to bringing the shot to more people

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images Pfizer is expanding its massive coronavirus vaccine clinical trial, opening the study to include children as young as 12. The company is poised to become the first major drugmaker to start testing a COVID-19 shot in kids in a large-scale study. The New York pharma giant said it got permission to boost the study's overall size to as many as 48,400 volunteers. Pfizer broadened the study last month to include 16- and 17-year-olds as well as people with HIV...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Biotech, J J, Pharmaceutical, Steve Parsons, Paul Stoffels, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, Slaoui


When It's Okay to Work Out While You're Sick, and When You Shouldn't

Common sense suggests you shouldn’t work out when you’re not feeling well, but there are a few exceptions. If you’re worried your illness is taking you off track of your fitness goals, here’s what you need to know.Read more...
Tags: Health, Videos, Science, Cold, Body, Running, Exercise, Flu, Weightlifting, Workouts, Lifehacks, Body Science


The Sleep Pod Made Me Feel Like a Human Worm

I reached a point as an adult a couple of years back where I’m now willing to try just about anything to calm my nerves and sleep more peacefully—with virtually no limitations on how silly or bizarre the product or application may seem. This has become even more important during quarantine, as I’m sleeping less than…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Human Meat, Sleep Pod, Body Sleeves, Hug Sleep Sleep Pod Review, Hug Sleep


White House doctor says Trump tested negative for COVID-19 on 'consecutive days' and is no longer 'infectious,' but doesn't specify when the tests were

President Donald Trump walks without a mask and carries an umbrella while boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington for travel to Florida, his first campaign trip since being treated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, October 12, 2020 Jonathan Ernst/Reuters White House physician Sean Conley on Monday said President Donald Trump tested negative for COVID-19 on "consecutive days." Conley did not specify when Trump's last negative test was prior to ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Conley, Jonathan Ernst, Reuters White House, Kayleigh McEnany, Sanford Florida


The 10 Best Deals of October 12, 2020

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After More Than a Year on the Ice, the Biggest Arctic Research Mission Is Complete

The largest Arctic research campaign in history just came to a close. For more than a year, a rotating group of roughly 500 scientists and staffers have been traveling the region on a research vessel called the Polarstern as part of the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate expedition,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Arctic, North Pole, Mosaic, Polarstern, Biggest Arctic Research Mission, Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate


Astronomers captured rare images of a black hole shredding a star into spaghetti-like strands and devouring it

This illustration depicts a star (in the foreground) experiencing spaghettification as it’s sucked in by a supermassive black hole (in the background). M. Kornmesser/ESO Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory observed a black hole sucking in a faraway star, shredding it into thin strands of stellar material. This process, known as "spaghettification," happens because of black holes' powerful gravitational force. At 215 million light-years away, this spaghettification process is t...
Tags: Space, Science, Trends, Earth, Black Hole, University of Birmingham, SANTIAGO Chile, Royal Astronomical Society, European Southern Observatory, Susie Neilson, Samantha Oates, Kornmesser ESO Astronomers, Thomas Wevers, New Technology Telescope, Royal Astronomical Society Examining, Matt Nicholl


The Atlantic Ocean Hasn't Been This Hot in at Least 2,900 Years

More than 20 years after intoning, “The water’s getting warm, so you might as well swim,” Smash Mouth’s “All Star” continues to be prophetic. Case in point: A new study finds that the Atlantic Ocean just had its hottest decade in at least 2,900 years. Someone award Smash Mouth a PhD and calculate the h-index of their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Paleoclimate, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Marine Heat Waves


WHO chief says herd immunity approach to pandemic 'unethical'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cites lack of understanding of virus and lasting health effectsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of the World Health Organization has warned against deliberately allowing coronavirus to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity, saying the idea is unethical.“Herd immunity is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached,” Tedros Adhano...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


The Boys' Karen Fukuhara on Beating the Shit Out of Nazis and Hopes for Season 3

The Boys’s second season ended with a bang—or should we say a barrage of fists. Now, actor Karen Fukuhara is looking back on her time beating up a fictional Nazi and how giving Kimiko a voice in season two addressed a problem she said she hadn’t noticed before. Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Interview, Streaming, Amazon Studios, Dynamite, Eric Kripke, Kimiko, The Boys, Karen Fukuhara


Amazon Prime Day 2020 is Live: The Best Deals Right Now

Featured Deal: Apple AirPods Pro | $199Read more...
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Microsoft Takes Down Massive Botnet Before 2020 Elections

Microsoft has obtained a court order to seize servers the company says are part of the Trickbot botnet ahead of the 2020 elections, the Washington Post reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Elections, Science, Crime, Microsoft, Washington Post, Malware, Cybersecurity, Scams, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Botnets, 2020 Election, Election Security, Trickbot


The Galaxy S20 FE Is the More Affordable Samsung Phone You Really Want

When Samsung chose the Galaxy S20 FE’s name (FE stands for Fan Edition), it did so because FE tested better in focus groups compared to other tags like “Lite” that normally get slapped on slightly cheaper budget flagship devices. But you know what? I’m kind of OK with that slice of corporate nonsense because it’s just…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung Galaxy S20 Fe Review, S20 Fe


What Is UWB and Why Are Apple and Samsung Suddenly So Interested In It?

Wifi, Bluetooth, and NFC are well-established specs in modern smartphones, and if Samsung has its way, UWB is going to be next.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Nfc, Standards, Consumer Tech, UWB, Ultra Wideband, Samsung Investing Big Into Uwb Tech, Digital Keys


Zuckerberg: Holocaust Denial Is Bad Now

By 2009, Facebook had established its first content moderation team known internally as the “porn cops.” The responsibility of hunting down posts containing spam and porn fell to a team of 150 entry-level workers. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Hate Speech, Zuckerberg, Holocaust Denial


Zuckerberg, After Defending Holocaust Denial, Claims He'll Ban It

By 2009, Facebook had established its first content moderation team known internally as the “porn cops.” The responsibility of hunting down posts containing spam and porn fell to a team of 150 entry-level workers. Four years later, it was paying contractors in countries like Turkey, Mexico, and India to…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, India, Hate Speech, Holocaust Denial, Turkey Mexico


Nocturne Tells a Deliciously Diabolical Tale of Sibling Rivalry

Amazon’s “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series, produced by Blumhouse Television, debuted its first two films last week (we reviewed the sci-fi entry, Black Box; the other, The Lie, is a psychological drama). Two more arrive this week, and with them the standout of the series so far: the haunting Nocturne.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Science, Horror, Streaming, Nocturne, Amazon Studios, Blumhouse, Sunita Mani, Blumhouse Television, Evil eye, Madison Iseman, Sydney Sweeney, Welcome to the Blumhouse, Zu Quirke


Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, is about to launch a rocket into space to test NASA's new moon-landing technologies

The New Shepard booster lands after the vehicle's fifth flight, May 2, 2019. Blue Origin Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Jeff Bezos, is about to launch a test flight to try out new moon-landing technologies for NASA. NASA developed high-precision sensors, software, and a new computer to help spacecraft land in rocky or shadowy areas of the moon or Mars. It paid Blue Origin $3 million to test those new technologies. If they work as planned, the landing systems should deliver th...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Space Exploration, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Griffin, Artemis, Blue Origin, Moon Landing, Carson, National Team


Coronavirus Has Killed Nearly 10,000 Minks in Utah

Humans aren’t the only creatures at risk from dying of covid-19, it seems. In recent weeks, the state of Utah has been dealing with mass die-offs at mink farms that health officials believe are linked to the viral pandemic—outbreaks that likely began from contact with infected human handlers. So far, nearly 10,000…Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Minks


Covid-19 Can Live on Smartphone Screens for Up to 28 Days, Researchers Find

Back in March, as the covid-19 pandemic took over the planet, Apple finally told users that it’s okay to use some disinfecting wipes on their iPhones. At the time, transmission risks were opaque and it was better to be safe than sorry. In the meantime, we’ve learned that saliva droplets in the air pose the clearest…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Australia, Study, Research, CSIRO, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: WHO warns new cases at highest level so far; 'second wave is here,' says French PM

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns against using herd immunity as strategy; Jean Castex says he hopes to avoid national lockdown in FranceCovid in Europe: second wave gathers pace across continentAnthony Fauci criticises Trump for using his words out of contextBoris Johnson unveils three-tier Covid restrictions for EnglandUK coronavirus updates – live 5.25pm BST Mike Ryan of the WHO says that a sharp bump in cases in Mexico is because of a change in counting methods, capturing more cases when ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Johnson, Trump, Mike Ryan, North Central and South America, Fauci, UK France Ireland, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus



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