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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Streams On Twitch With Hasan Piker And Pokimane, Draws Over 430,000 Viewers

It began on Monday with a simple question: “Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote?” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked on Twitter, and nearly every even vaguely left-leaning streamer on Twitch answered. Mere hours later, AOC had a verified Twitch channel with hundreds of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Streaming, Kotakucore, Twitch, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Pokimane, Hasan Piker


Coronavirus live news: CDC finds 300,000 excess deaths in US; New Zealand records 25 new cases

Finding means Covid-19 death toll might be “underascertained”, says CDC; Cathay to cut 5,900 jobs. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: record Covid cases and new lockdowns across EuropeSpain poised to become first European country with over 1m casesLombardy curfew aims to curb Covid hospital admissions riseLockdown conflict between regional and national authorities in SpainSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.19am BST England’s widening north-south political divide dominates the papers aft...
Tags: England, Science, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Pennsylvania, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Burnham, Cathay, BST Trump


'Tier and loathing': what the papers say about tough restrictions on Manchester

Hostilities between Boris Johnson and Andy Burnham over coronavirus curbs on the northern city occupy the front pagesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland’s widening north-south political divide dominates the papers after Boris Johnson’s government imposed tier 3 restrictions on Manchester despite fierce resistance from the city’s mayor, Andy Burnham.The Guardian reports that Burnham accused the prime minister of playing a “game of poker with people’s lives” after t...
Tags: Science, Media, UK News, World news, Newspapers, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Burnham, Coronavirus, Andy Burnham The Guardian


Nasa Osiris-Rex spacecraft lands on asteroid Bennu in mission to collect dust

Spacecraft ‘kissed the surface’ in brief landing on asteroid 200m miles away from Earth in US-first missionA Nasa spacecraft has successfully landed on an asteroid, dodging boulders the size of buildings, in order to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for analysis back on Earth.The space agency team behind the Osiris-Rex project said preliminary data showed the sample collection went as planned and that the spacecraft had lifted off the surface of asteroid Bennu. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, US, US news, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Bennu


Facebook Sues Two Companies It Caught Selling Fake Instagram Followers

As part of Instagram’s ongoing crackdown on the scourge of fake followers leaving fake likes on the accounts of equally fake influencers, parent company Facebook announced earlier today that it filed two separate lawsuits targeting four individuals whose stock and trade was selling fake engagement.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Influencers, Fakes


A NASA spacecraft just landed on an asteroid and, hopefully, sucked up rocky dust to bring back to Earth. Here's how it worked.

An illustration of Osiris-Rex in orbit around the asteroid Bennu. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landed on an asteroid called Bennu and collected samples of its rock on Tuesday. The probe, which is the size of a 15-passenger van, maneuvered around hazardous boulder fields to reach its limited landing zone. If Osiris-Rex scooped up enough rock, the sample could help scientists learn how life arose on Earth. The mission could help NASA de...
Tags: Utah, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Asteroid, Spacecraft, Moreau, Lauretta, Mission Control, Hayabusa, Bennu


A new documentary shows how a top CDC official who warned Americans about the coronavirus promptly vanished from public view

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, speaks at a coronavirus briefing on January 28, 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty In February, the CDC's Nancy Messonnier warned that the coronavirus could lead to a "disruption to everyday life." That contributed to the US stock market's downturn, infuriating President Trump, who had not signed off on the messaging. A new documentary about the US government's coronavirus response, called "Totall...
Tags: Politics, Science, Entertainment, Documentary, Cdc, White House, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, New York Times, Alex Gibney, Hulu, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones


A NASA spacecraft just landed on an asteroid to suck up rocky dust to bring back to Earth. Here's how the mission works.

An illustration of Osiris-Rex in orbit around the asteroid Bennu. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landed on an asteroid called Bennu and collected samples of its rock on Tuesday. The probe, which is the size of a 15-passenger van, maneuvered around hazardous boulder fields to reach its small landing zone. NASA does not yet know whether Osiris-Rex scooped up enough rock. If it did, the sample could help scientists learn how life arose on ...
Tags: Utah, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Asteroid, Spacecraft, Moreau, Lauretta, Mission Control, Hayabusa, Bennu


After historic OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample collection, Lockheed Martin VP Lisa Callahan will join us at TC Sessions: Space

This December 16 and 17, we’re hosting our very first TC Sessions: Space event. It’ll be a virtual, live-streamed two-day show, including conversations with some of the best and brightest in the space industry. We’re thrilled to be hosting Lisa Callahan, vice president and general manager of Commercial Civil Space at Lockheed Martin. She’ll join us to discuss her company’s history-making work in robotic space exploration — including the asteroid mining sample collection at asteroid Bennu that...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Events, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Lockheed, Asteroid Mining, Callahan, Outer Space


Coronavirus live news: CDC finds 300,000 excess deaths in US; Spain nears 1m cases

Finding means Covid-19 death toll might be “underascertained”, says CDC; Boris Johnson imposes toughest restrictions on Manchester; US congress moves closer to agreement new coronavirus relief package. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: record Covid cases and new lockdowns across EuropeSpain poised to become first European country with over 1m casesLombardy curfew aims to curb Covid hospital admissions riseLockdown conflict between regional and national authorities in SpainSee all our coron...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Cdc, Mexico, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Manchester, Boris Johnson


NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is about to suck up asteroid rubble for the first time. Watch the risky maneuver live.

An artist's rendering shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the surface. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is set to land on asteroid Bennu and collect samples of rock on Tuesday evening. The van-sized probe will have to maneuver past a rock field to land on a small, smooth stretch of the asteroid's surface. Live coverage of the maneuver begins at 5 p.m. ET on NASA TV, embedded below.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Utah, Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Near-earth Objects, Lauretta, Hayabusa, Bennu, Tech Insider, Dante Lauretta


New CDC Study Shows How Covid-19 Is Deadlier Than the Flu

A new report fresh from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the stark difference between covid-19 and the seasonal flu. For hospitalized patients, the report found, the risk of serious complications like pneumonia and shock was significantly higher from covid-19 than from the flu. People…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Flu, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The 10 Best Deals of October 20, 2020

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Lou Diamond Phillips Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel and We Asked Him All About It

Everybody has a favorite Lou Diamond Phillips performance—ever since his breakout in 1987's La Bamba, he’s worked steadily in movies and TV, including his current gig on Fox crime drama Prodigal Son. This week, he’s embracing yet another new role: sci-fi novelist, with the release of his first book, The Tinderbox:…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Interview, Fox, Sci Fi, Fairy Tales, Authors, Hans Christian Andersen, La Bamba, Lou Diamond Phillips, The Tinderbox, The Tinderbox Soldier Of Indira, Aethon Books, Yvonne Phillips


Grab Your Plumber’s Cap for Today's Top Nintendo Switch Deals

Featured Deal: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI | $13Read more...
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A School in Ohio Assigned YouTube Videos From Fake Right-Wing University PragerU for Extra Credit

There’s learning and then there’s “learning.” According to a report in the Huffington Post on Tuesday, students in a 10th-grade history class at Maumee High School in Ohio were offered extra credit to do a little of the latter by watching videos produced by Prager University (PragerU). That is not, in fact, a…Read more...
Tags: School, Politics, Science, Technology, Education, Youtube, Schools, Ohio, Huffington Post, Dennis Prager, Maumee High School, Prager University, PragerU


A simulation of coronavirus spread in a classroom found kids in the back corners were safest. Here's why.

High school students in a social distanced classroom. RichLegg/Getty Images In a classroom model of coronavirus spread, the back corners of the room were safest from aerosol particles. The combination of open windows and air conditioning removed about 69% of aerosol particles from the classroom. Glass shields installed at desks, when combined with distancing, also helped reduce particle transmission. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a simulation of coronavirus spread ...
Tags: Science, Study, Trends, Schools, Ac, University of New Mexico, Florida Atlantic University, Verma, Talaat, Coronavirus, COVID, Andrea Michelson, Khaled Talaat, Siddartha Verma


The Portable Atari Mini Pong Jr. Is Like a Nintendo Switch That Only Plays Pong

Atari continues to struggle with getting its long-promised throwback console to consumers, but in the meantime it’s turned one of its most iconic games into a portable gaming machine that allows two players to smack a blocky ball back and forth across a virtual ping-pong table. Pong is back...again...but now in a more…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Atari, Pong, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Atari Mini Pong Jr


The 9 biggest takeaways from 'Totally Under Control,' a new documentary filmed in secret about the Trump administration's coronavirus response

The official poster for "Totally Under Control," a new documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Neon "Totally Under Control," a documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, is now streaming on Hulu. It was filmed mostly in secret over five months and blasts the Trump administration for failing to contain the pandemic. Here are nine key takeaways from the film.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, Movies, Entertainment, Obama, Congress, California, Cdc, Ebay, Senate, White House, China, Virginia, Massachusetts


Disney+'s Willow Series Has a Director, a Start Date, and One Warwick Davis

Here’s a spot of good cheer amid the general chaos of life lately: not only is the Ron Howard-produced, Warwick Davis-starring Willow sequel series for Disney+ moving full steam ahead, it’s just added an excellent director to its ranks: In the Heights and Crazy Rich Asians’ Jon M. Chu.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Ron Howard, Willow, Warwick Davis, Jon M Chu, Disney Plus, Jon M Chu Read


The Orionids meteor shower peaks this week. Here's how to see shooting stars from the dust of Halley's Comet.

A stargazer waits for clouds to clear to watch the Perseid meteor shower, near Bobcaygeon, Ontario, August 12, 2015. The Orionids meteor shower peaks on Tuesday and Wednesday.  On those nights, shooting stars will streak across the sky, up to 20 per hour, between midnight and dawn in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The Orionids come from a cloud of dust and debris that Halley's Comet left behind three decades ago. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Orionids me...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Comet, Fireball, Comets, Orion, Shooting Star, Malaga Spain, Halley, Betelgeuse, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, Orionid Meteor Shower


Finally, an Affordable Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Macs

Apple may have done away with godawful butterfly switches earlier this year, but I legitimately cannot stand the Magic Keyboard. It’s so...flat. I’m not super swole but I know I can snap that thing in two over my knee. It somehow costs $100. And while the scissor switches are fine on my actual MacBook Pro, I prefer…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Commerce, Consumer Tech, Mechanical Keyboards, Keychron, Keychron K2 Version 2


White House Tells Judge Trump's Tweets Were Bullshit

The White House has, in a way, complied with a federal judge’s order to get clarification from President Trump himself on whether he intended to declassify some of the most sought after documents in his government when he tweeted that he... declassified said documents. As of today, the administration’s position is…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Buzzfeed, White House, Foia, Trump, Mueller, Mark Meadows, Russiagate, Declassified Documents, Governing By Tweet


Why Joe Biden Should Trade His Buildings Plan for a Green New Deal

Buildings and the construction industry account for 35% of all emissions in the U.S., so it’s clear that any decarbonization plan can’t ignore them. That’s why Joe Biden’s climate plan includes massive promises to make sure “that all U.S. government installations, buildings, and facilities are more efficient and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Buildings, Retrofits, Green New Deal, Weatherization


Apple Fixed the Most Annoying Thing About Wireless Charging, But MagSafe Isn't Perfect

Even with its new A14 chip, Ceramic Shield screen, and revamped design, Apple’s new MagSafe for iPhone charging might be the iPhone 12's most important new feature because it solves the most annoying thing about traditional wireless chargers. The MagSafe charger for iPhones appears to be a major innovation, but it’s…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Charging, Wireless Charging, Magsafe, Qi charging, Iphone 12, Magsafe For Iphone Giveth And Taketh, Magsafe For Iphone


Latest Chrome "Bug" Purged Browser Data, Except From Sites That Google Owned

In the latest example of Google’s public-facing privacy push turning out to be little more than a farce, it seems the tech giant was accidentally exempting some of its own sites from a feature meant to clear browser caches and cookies in its Chrome browser. Whoops!Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Personal Data, The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same


Chrome 'Bug' Purged Browser Data, Except From Sites That Google Owned

In the latest example of Google’s public-facing privacy push turning out to be little more than a farce, it seems the tech giant was accidentally exempting some of its own sites from a feature meant to clear browser caches and cookies in its Chrome browser. Whoops!Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Personal Data, The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same


How to ‘watch’ NASA’s OSIRIS-REx snatch a sample from near-Earth asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe is about to touch down on an asteroid for a smash-and-grab mission, and you can follow its progress live — kind of. The craft is scheduled to perform its collection operation this afternoon, and we’ll know within minutes if all went according to plan. OSIRIS-REx, which stands for Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security – Regolith Explorer, was launched in September of 2016 and since arriving at its destination, the asteroid Bennu, has performed...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Aerospace, Bennu, Osiris-Rex


Apple's Killing a Popular App That Lets You Play Stadia on iOS

Yet another gaming app is being removed from the iOS App Store. This time it’s Stadium, an app that offered a workaround for the fact that you can’t get Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service on iOS. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, App Store, Cloud Gaming, Stadia, Apple Strikes Again


Worried About Voting in Person? Here's How It Can Be Safe

Given that the U.S. is now in this third high peak of covid-19, many Americans are understandably nervous about waiting in long lines and entering enclosed crowded spaces in order to cast their vote for the Nov. 3 election. So just how big a transmission risk is voting likely to be? The answer is complicated but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Voting, Election 2020, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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