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Coronavirus live news: Germany sees 10,000 daily cases for first time as France infections top 1m

Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases; Rome among latest to bring in curfew; German health minister has Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesNumber of US states seeing record one-day deaths rises to sixSpain is first western European country to pass 1m cases300,000 excess US deaths recorded as Cathay Pacific cuts 5,900 jobsWomen aged 50-60 at greatest risk of ‘long Covid’, experts suggestSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.17am BST France has become the second country in...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Rome, Infectious Diseases, Western Europe, Cathay Pacific, Johns Hopkins University, Robert Koch Institute, Coronavirus


FDA should 'under no circumstances' fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine, says patient safety group

Heather Lieberman (L), 28, receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Yaquelin De La Cruz at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images "[U]nder no circumstances" should US authorities approve a COVID-19 vaccine without six months of follow-up data on participants in clinical trials, a patient safety nonprofit said Wednesday. Earlier this month, the FDA issued safety guidelines that say vaccine makers should follow clinical tria...
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Coronavirus live news: France nears 1m cases as six US states see record one-day deaths

Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases; Rome among latest to bring in curfew; German health minister has Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesNumber of US states seeing record one-day deaths rises to sixSpain is first western European country to pass 1m cases300,000 excess US deaths recorded as Cathay Pacific cuts 5,900 jobsWomen aged 50-60 at greatest risk of ‘long Covid’, experts suggestSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.18am BST The number of US states that reported r...
Tags: Science, France, Milwaukee, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Rome, United States, Infectious Diseases, Wisconsin, Ohio, Donald Trump


Amazon Isn't Even Hiding Its Intentions Anymore

After spending years promising Congress that the data it collected from third-party sellers wasn’t used to beef up its private-label products, today Amazon decided to roll out a product meant to do exactly that. The Amazon Shopper Panel, as it’s called, promises to pay Amazon customers that offer intel to the…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Congress, Antitrust, Receipts, Amazon Shopper Panel


What Your Favorite iPod Says About You

In honor of the launch of the original scroll wheel iPod on Oct. 23, 2001, let’s look back on some notable iPod models and what they say about you as an early tech consumer. Every iPod tells a story, and some of the stories they told were pretty darn rough. Rip. Mix. Burn.Read more...
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Kids as young as 11 years old would be able to consent to vaccinations under a new bill proposed in Washington, DC

Pediatrician Richard K. Ohnmacht prepares a shot of the HPV vaccine Gardasil for a patient at his office in Cranston, Rhode Island, Sept. 3, 2015 Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Children as young as age 11 could be allowed to get recommended vaccinations despite their parent's disapproval, according to a new bill proposed in Washington, DC.  The bill passed 12-to-1, but would need to be passed a second time and then receive Mayor Muriel Bowser's signature in order to become...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, Children, Washington Post, Trends, Washington Dc, Healthcare, Vaccinations, Vaccines, Council, White, Department Of Health, Boston Globe, Cranston Rhode Island, Muriel Bowser


Apparently Foxconn's Wisconsin LCD Factory Is Fake

Last week, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) rejected electronics maker Foxconn’s tax subsidy application for failing to not only hire the number of employees it promised, but to build a Gen 10.5 LCD factory. The company had instead built a Gen 6 facility to manufacture phone screens instead of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Factory, Foxconn, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation WEDC


Unprecedented new video shows NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landing on an asteroid and sucking up dust

NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landed on an asteroid to suck up a sample of rock and dust on Tuesday. New video footage shows the tricky operation, including the six seconds that it touched the asteroid's surface and blew nitrogen gas to send up a flurry of alien rock. Mission controllers must now determine if the spacecraft obtained enough sample to bring back to Earth. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA landed a spacecraft on an ast...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Lockheed Martin, Asteroid, Spacecraft, Lauretta, Bennu, Tech Insider, Dante Lauretta, Osiris-Rex, NASA Goddard University of Arizona, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA Goddard University of Arizona NASA


A series of 1-minute interactions gave a correctional officer the coronavirus, prompting new CDC guidance about brief exposure

Correctional officers at the Rikers Island correctional facility in New York, March 12, 2015. Brendan McDermid/Reuters The CDC advises anyone who's been in close contact with someone with coronavirus to quarantine for 14 days.  Close contact was previously defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 consecutive minutes. But a new study shows that a correctional officer got sick after a series of very brief interactions with inmates who later tested positive. That ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, London, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Masks, Trends, Manhattan, Columbia University, Rikers Island, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Brendan McDermid Reuters, Andrew Kelly


Sacrificial llamas found buried in Peru shed light on Incan rituals

Archaeologists say killing of animals may have helped cement claim on new territoryThat the Inca sacrificed people to appease their gods is well known, but a discovery in Peru sheds new light on a far more common sacrificial practice: the ritual offering of highly prized and ornately decorated llamas.Four naturally mummified llamas have been uncovered during the excavation of Tambo Viejo, an Incan administrative centre. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Peru, Archaeology, Inca, Tambo Viejo


Boston Dynamics Will Sell Robot Arm to Go With Its Robot Dog Next Year, Which Is Totally Fine

Back in June, Boston Dynamics made more than 150 units of its robotic dog Spot available for sale to outside companies and research facilities. The idea was to see what type of real-world applications those companies and facilities would use it for, and get feedback on the capabilities of Spot itself. While Boston…Read more...
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Health secretary Alex Azar says all Americans who want a vaccine could get one by spring 2021

Alex Azar, Health and Human Services Secretary, speaks to reporters in Washington on February 28, 2020. Reuters The US is on track to start delivering coronavirus shots before the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. Azar said the country should have enough doses for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders by the end of January — and for all Americans who want a shot by early April. But that timeline hinges on the success of at least one v...
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Coronavirus live news: France nears 1m cases as four US states see record one-day deaths

Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases; Rome among latest to bring in curfew; German health minister has Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesSpain is first western European country to pass 1m cases300,000 excess US deaths recorded as Cathay Pacific cuts 5,900 jobsWomen aged 50-60 at greatest risk of ‘long Covid’, experts suggestSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.33pm BST Hello and welcome to today’s lice coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan a...
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Four Llamas Sacrificed in Inca Ritual Found Preserved 500 Years Later

Four beautifully preserved llamas have been discovered at a ritual sacrifice site in Peru. The llamas, still wearing their colorful adornments, serve as the first archaeological evidence linking the ancient Inca to the practice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Peru, Mesoamerica, Llamas, Inca, Ritual Sacrifices, Animal Sacrifices


5G Could Be Great, But It's Woefully Misunderstood

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg spent what felt like the bulk of Apple’s big iPhone announcement evangelizing 5G, the fifth generation of wireless cellular technology. According to the two men, 5G is going to revolutionize how you use your phone with incredible 4 Gbps download speeds and…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Science, Intel, Tim Cook, 5g, Gbps, Intel Labs, Hans Vestberg, System Reboot, Vida Ilderem


Treat Your Wrists to the Best Ergonomic Keyboards, According to Enthusiasts

Top Product: Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard | $130 | Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Keyboards, Ergonomics, Computers Accessories, Mechanical Keyboards


The 10 Best Deals of October 21, 2020

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RIP Quibi

After several tumultuous months during which each new week brought more bad news for Quibi, it appears the streaming service is throwing in the towel.Read more...
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DOJ Lets Opioid Ghouls at Purdue Pharma Off With a Slap on the Wrist

The “Empire of Pain” and the family that profited from it scored a sick joke of a settlement with the Department of Justice on Wednesday, evading accountability for their role in the nationwide opioid epidemic.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Department Of Justice, Doj, Big Pharma, Purdue Pharma, Opioids, Opioid Crisis, Sacklers, OxyContin


Lupin III: The First Is a Gorgeous Adventure About Finding Family and Punching Nazis

Monkey Punch’s beloved gentleman thief has been an animated icon for decades, giving us oodles of cinematic and small screen escapades. But Lupin’s latest heist is an epic unlike anything he’s done before, and not just because he’s been stunningly realized in a whole new medium.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Takashi Yamazaki, Anime, Lupin III, Marza Animation Planet, GKids, TMS Entertainment, Monkey Punch, Lupin Iii The First


Republicans Crying Censorship on Twitter Just Needed to Hit Another Button

It’s only taken about a week for Twitter to become the ultimate symbol of Big Tech (Big T) censoring conservative speech in the minds of Republican politicians. And the GOP outrage has manifested in a telling blunder. Read more...
Tags: Science, Gop, Republican, Free Speech, House Judiciary Committee, Section 230


Let’s Hear It for the Best Vibrators to Stimulate Your Days at Home

Top Product: Satisfyer Pro 2 | $59 | Bellesa BoutiqueRead more...
Tags: Science, Lifestyle, Vibrators, Sex Toys, Sexual health, Bellesa BoutiqueRead, Sex Toys For First Timers


Volunteer in Brazil Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Dies of Covid-19, Reportedly Received Placebo

A 28-year-old Brazilian resident participating in a covid-19 vaccine trial run by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has died of complications related to the coronavirus, a local media outlet reported Wednesday. Health officials and those leading the study have not confirmed whether the volunteer had received…Read more...
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Trump Is Reportedly Pressuring the Pentagon to Give Away 5G Spectrum to a Shady Company for Free

According to a CNN report, President Trump is allegedly pressuring the Department of Defense to give Rivada Networks, a company with several well-known Republican investors, what is basically a no-bid contract for extremely valuable mid-band 5G spectrum. Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Pentagon, 5g, Trump, Trump Administration, Rivada Networks, Well This Cant Be Good


Coronavirus live news: Spain exceeds 1m cases; Lazio region imposes curfew

Spain is first western European country to pass milestone; Rome among latest to bring in curfew; German health minister has Covid-19Spain is first western European country to pass 1m casesLombardy cases more than double in a day300,000 excess US deaths recorded as Cathay Pacific cuts 5,900 jobsNew Zealand records 25 Covid cases amid arrival of foreign fishing crews 7.20pm BST That’s all from me today. Thank you all for reading along today and to everybody who got in touch to share tips. I’ll...
Tags: Science, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Rome, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, University of Oxford, Lazio, Cathay Pacific, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray Take


Star Wars' Universal Monsters

No one can escape spooky season, not even Star Wars. While there are plenty of frightful things in the galaxy far, far away—the Dark Side and the Sith, the Empire and the First Order, when you watch your idealized Jedi savior just casually swig milk straight from an alien teat—Star Wars has a legacy of turning to …Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Monsters, Spooky, Universal Monsters


Women aged 50-60 at greatest risk of ‘long Covid’, experts suggest

Study links age and number of symptoms to lasting health problems from coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWomen aged 50-60 are at greatest risk of developing “long Covid”, analysis suggests. Older age and experiencing five or more symptoms within the first week of illness were also associated with a heightened risk of lasting health problems.The study, led by Dr Claire Steves and Prof Tim Spector at King’s College London, analysed data from 4,182 COVID Symptom...
Tags: Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, King 's College London, Tim Spector, Coronavirus, Claire Steves


Law Enforcement Is Investigating Voter 'Blackmail' Emails Sent By a Supposed Proud Boys Account

Election officials have reportedly alerted law enforcement to a blast of goonish emails threatening to blackmail voters unless they vote for Donald Trump. According to Vice, which first picked up the story, the subject line read “Vote for Trump or else!” and opened with “We are in possession of all your information.”…Read more...
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Sorry, Mouthwash Isn't a Coronavirus Cure

Mouthwash is designed to kill germs in your mouth. It is, I’d have to say, pretty good at its job. And yet: we do not seriously trust mouthwash to prevent the transmission of common colds, strep infections, or any other mouth-germ-y illness. We shouldn’t get our hopes up it will be an effective way to avoid getting…Read more...
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The $50 Chromecast with Google TV Is the Best and Smartest Streaming Dongle for the Money

For the past few years, I never felt like I understood Google’s approach to streaming video. It vexed me, I was terribly vexxed. That’s because while Google was happy to provide Android TV to partners like Sony, Hisense, Nvidia, Xiaomi, and others for use in TVs and streaming video boxes, when it came to Google’s…Read more...
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