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Coronavirus live news: WHO warns about quarantine failures, Argentina records 1m cases

Ireland orders six-week lockdown; Trump says Americans ‘tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots’ discuss Covid; Canada passes 200,000 cases. Follow latest updatesLive coronavirus found on frozen food packaging in ChinaWales to go into national two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdownUK: Vaccine not available until spring, says chief scientific adviserSymptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.33am BST Vietnam has been one of the most effective na...
Tags: Science, Wales, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Argentina, Who, World Health Organization, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Trump, Fauci, Robert Koch Institute, Trump Administration


*NERD WORDS: SCIENCE* Party/Word Game

  Age: 10+ Players: 2-12 Playing Time: 15-30 minutes Category: Words/Vocabulary/Card Gameschool Area: Science,  Price: $30 Publisher: Genius Games You know I LOVE a game that covers multiple subject areas, and Nerd Words: Science is a great game to learn a HUGE variety of science related words. There are over 400 different science terms included […]
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Coronavirus live news: WHO says failure to quarantine behind soaring cases

Ireland orders six-week lockdown; Trump says Americans ‘tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots’ discuss Covid; Iran sets record daily deaths. Follow latest updatesLive coronavirus found on frozen food packaging in ChinaWales to go into national two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdownUK: Vaccine not available until spring, says chief scientific adviserSymptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.27am BST Next time you dine out with a friend, you m...
Tags: Japan, Science, Wales, China, Iran, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Asahi Shimbun, Fauci, Trump Administration, Coronavirus


The Mandalorian's New Teaser Ups the Stakes for Heroes and Villains Alike

It’s a tough world out there when everyone wants to get their hands on Baby Yoda.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda Read


Here's How to Avoid Accidentally Showing Your Genitals to Your Colleagues on Zoom

It’s happened to the best of us during this period of extended working from home: You’re minding your own business when suddenly a Zoom room full of your colleagues and/or business partners gets a non-consensual eyeful of unsecured loin. Accident or not, that’s really fucked up. It’s even possible that the incident…Read more...
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After a lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo, a 5-year-old boy helped zookeepers track it down

A photo of Maki, the ring-tailed lemur that was reported missing from the San Francisco Zoo on October 14, 2020. Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP When Maki the lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo on Tuesday, authorities asked the public to help find him.  The following day, 5-year-old James Trinh found Maki outside of his preschool. Maki's now safely back at the zoo. A suspect has been charged with theft after police officers found pictures of the lemur on his cell phone. ...
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Talking on the moon: Nasa and Nokia to install 4G on lunar surface

Move is part of US space agency’s plan to establish a long-term human presence on the moon by 2030With competition among Earth’s telecoms providers as fierce as ever, equipment maker Nokia has announced its expansion into a new market, winning a deal to install the first cellular network on the moon.The Finnish equipment manufacturer said it was selected by Nasa to deploy an “ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened” wireless 4G network on the lunar surface, as part of the US space agency’s plan...
Tags: Space, Science, Nokia, US, Nasa, Earth, The moon


UK Authorities Allege Russian Hackers Targeted the 2020 Olympics

As if the 2020 Olympics haven’t had enough hurdles to contend with, it looks like we can add cyberattacks to the list. Earlier today, UK officials put out a memo noting that hackers working with the GRU—Russia’s military intelligence agency—had carried out numerous cyberattacks against major sponsors, organizers, and…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO says failure to quarantine behind soaring case rises

Ireland orders six-week lockdown; Trump says Americans ‘tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots’ discuss Covid; Iran sets record daily deaths. Follow latest updatesLive coronavirus found on frozen food packaging in ChinaWales to go into national two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdownUK: Vaccine not available until spring, says chief scientific adviserSymptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.23am BST Ireland has become the first European Unio...
Tags: Science, Wales, European Union, Iran, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Micheal Martin, Fauci, Michael Ryan, Trump Administration, Coronavirus


Nest Secure Is the Latest Google Device to Be Chopped

Google seems to be on a big hack-and-slash spree this year, culling products—even beloved ones—in an attempt to streamline its offerings. The tech giant is known for abandoning or restructuring certain devices, services, and apps that didn’t take off the way it hoped, but 2020 seems to be the year for it. And now …Read more...
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Trump is 'sitting' on $9 billion earmarked for COVID-19 testing because of a controversial advisor, report says

Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing on Aug. 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Trump administration has not spent $9 billion in funding for COVID-19 testing because of opposition from Scott Atlas, an advisor on the White House coronavirus task force, The Washington Post reported. Atlas is not an infectious-disease expert and has emerged as perhaps the most controversial advi...
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Trump is 'sitting' on $9 billion earmarked for COVID-19 testing because of a controversial advisor, new report reveals

Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing on Aug. 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Trump administration has not spent $9 billion in funding for COVID-19 testing due to opposition from Scott Atlas, an advisor on the White House coronavirus task force, per a Washington Post report. Atlas is not an infectious disease expert and has emerged as perhaps the most controversial advisor ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlas, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


AMC Will Let You Rent Your Own Theater—But Tenet's Gonna Cost You

In these pandemic times, the best way to watch a movie is alone rather than squished between strangers. Theaters are making that possible—but you’ll have to pay a small fortune to make it work.Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Tenet, Movie Theaters, New Mutants, Excuse Me


Hershey's Invented a Creepy Rolling Door to Force the Worst Halloween Candy Onto Unsuspecting Kids

It’s going to be a challenging year for trick-or-treaters, given that the safest approach to collecting candy is to simply not to. But that hasn’t stopped Halloween die-hards from finding clever ways to distribute treats while still social distancing, including Hershey’s. The company invented a rolling door with a…Read more...
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Trump’s Reversal on California Wildfire Aid Was Just All-Around Weird

Late last week, President Donald Trump denied California a vital relief package to help the state recover from six recent massive wildfires. Hours afterward, he flipped, deciding to award the requested aid after all. My neck is still sore from the whiplash.Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of October 19, 2020

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WHO: The US and Europe still aren't quarantining correctly, and that's why we're headed for a COVID-19 disaster this winter

Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Quarantining people who've been exposed to sick patients is one of the most basic ways to end the spread of an infectious disease, like COVID-19. But the WHO says proper quarantining is still not being done "systematically, anywhere" during this pandemic. That's a problem, especially in Europe and the US, where cases and hospitalizations are on the rise again.  Effective quarantining "means not going to work. It me...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Public Health, New Zealand, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva, North America, Donald Trump, Afp


The Roomba i3+ Brilliantly Tamed My Pet Hair-Covered Home

For the entirety of the two years I’ve coexisted with my dog, Cila, my house—previously a stronghold of order and peace—morphed into a wasteland of blonde fur tumbleweeds that materialized as if by magic, even when I’d spent the entire afternoon prior cleaning the space from top to bottom. I’d assumed that short of…Read more...
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Experts say Amy Coney Barrett's nomination could threaten IVF. Here's why.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett attends the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 13, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Reuters Amy Coney Barrett has a history of supporting anti-choice groups that believe in fetal personhood. Legislation that recognizes embryos as legal persons would complicate standard procedures involved in IVF. Freezing embryos and performing genetic testing, as well as discarding unused ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Trends, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Ivf, Business Insider, Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinberg, Pro-life, Barrett, Pro-choice, Michiana, Sterility, Amy Coney Barrett


Space-station crew members just found an elusive air leak by watching tea leaves float in microgravity

NASA The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air for more than a year.  A cosmonaut finally found the leak by releasing tea leaves to float freely in the station's Russian side. He saw them cluster near a crack on the wall.  The crew has temporarily patched the leak with tape, but it may not hold for long.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air since September 2019.At firs...
Tags: Tea, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Roscosmos, Crew, TASS, RIA Novosti, Kapton, Gennady Padalka, Daniel Huot


Q's Last Haven Briefly Shut by Internet Providers

The last haven for “real” Qdrops, 8kun (previously called 8chan), briefly went down Sunday night after a security researcher called the head of CNServers, the anti-denial-of-service provider that controversial site uses to stay online. CNServers quickly pulled their support for the message board, resulting in a…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Greater Manchester given midday deadline for tier 3 deal; global cases pass 40m

Johns Hopkins figures show new landmark tally; soaring infections have prompted curfews in French citiesBelgium facing ‘tsunami’ of Covid infections, health minister saysTrump says Americans ‘tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots’ discuss CovidLive coronavirus found on frozen food packaging in ChinaUS coronavirus updates – live 10.15pm BST UK communities secretary Robert Jenrick has written to local leaders in Greater Manchester giving them until midday on Tuesday to reach an agreement...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Greater Manchester, South West, Johns Hopkins, South East, Fauci, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick, Coronavirus


The Best Computer Desk Is a Standing Desk: Your Top Options to Reach New Heights

Best Overall: Uplift V2 Standing DeskRead more...
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Brain-Injured Man Temporarily Regains Ability to Talk and Walk After Taking Ambien

Doctors in Amsterdam say that a drug usually associated with drowsiness has given a severely brain-injured man brief periods of lucidity. In a recent case report, they describe how a single dose of the drug zolpidem—more familiarly known by the brand name Ambien—can temporarily restore the man’s ability to talk and…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: intensive care patients in France hit highest number since May; global cases pass 40m

Johns Hopkins figures show new landmark tally; soaring infections have prompted curfews in French citiesBelgium facing ‘tsunami’ of Covid infections, health minister saysTrump says Americans ‘tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots’ discuss CovidLive coronavirus found on frozen food packaging in ChinaUS coronavirus updates – live 7.26pm BST Here’s a quick recap of the latest coronavirus developments across the globe: 7.05pm BST Hi everyone, this is Jessica Murray, I’m taking over the...
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White House Coronavirus Task Force Update: Everything Going About as Badly As You'd Expect

Estimated cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. have surged well past eight million, with estimates of about 220,000 confirmed deaths, and the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates the country is currently on course for nearly 400,000 total deaths by February. The White…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, White House, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr Scott Atlas


The US is betting on 3 types of coronavirus vaccines, one of which is totally unproven. A diagram shows how they differ.

A syringe carrying a vaccine. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Trump administration is backing six coronavirus vaccine candidates as part of Operation Warp Speed. Each vaccine targets the virus' spike protein, which helps it attach to and invade cells. But they use three different technological approaches in order to do that. The leading two candidates, from Moderna and Pfizer, are mRNA vaccines. The others are protein-based or viral vector vaccines. The chart below shows the di...
Tags: Science, News, Senate, US, Trends, Cnn, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Collins, Trump, Johnson Johnson, Sanofi, GSK, Fauci


Lovecraft Country's Season Finale Went There and Back Again With Diminishing Returns

Rather early into its debut season, HBO’s Lovecraft Country did away with an entire gaggle of white supremacist wizards who sought to use their magic to terrorize non-white people. It was a fantastic sight to behold that established what sort of dangers the show’s heroes were up against, but it also set a baseline for…Read more...
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Hell Yes, InSight’s Heat Probe Is Now Completely Buried on Mars

There’s some happy news to report from the Red Planet, as the stubborn Mars InSight heat probe, known as “the mole,” is now completely buried. It’s an encouraging development, as the surrounding dirt could coax the device into drilling deeper through the Martian crust.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Mars, Mars Exploration, Red Planet, Insight Lander


Amazon Faces Allegations It Harvested and Stored Sensitive Voice Data

Amazon is being hit with a class-action suit alleging that the tech giant’s severs are storing biometric voice data from countless callers, in contravention of an Illinois privacy law. Read more...
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