Astrobotic Debuts Massive New 'Moon Base' in Pittsburgh

The space robotics manufacturer Astrobotic Technology unveiled its new 47,000-square-foot headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week. The massive facility will serve as mission control for its lunar payload delivery services and upcoming NASA contracts, and I for one think they’re missing a huge opportunity by…Read more...
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FDA Approves Remdesivir to Treat Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients Despite Mixed Trial Results

The Food and Drug Administration has approved remdesivir to treat hospitalized covid-19 patients. The antiviral drug, which is manufactured and sold by the pharmaceutical company Gilead under the brand name Veklury, is the first to be approved for treating the virus in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Gilead, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Remdesivir

Biden says he would 'shut down the virus, not the country' during the final presidential debate

Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images Democratic nominee Joe BIden pushed back during Thursday night's debate against President Donald Trump's repeated claim that he would tank the economy with shutdowns if elected. "I'm going to shut down the virus, not the country," Biden said. "It's his ineptitude tha...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Debate, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Nashville Tennessee, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Belmont University, 2020 Election, Jake Lahut, Getty Images Democratic

Coronavirus live news: remdesivir approved as Covid treatment by US FDA; France sees record new cases

Antiviral treatment is first to treat coronavirus approved by FDA; France extends curfew; Study finds between 130,000 and 210,000 US deaths could have been avoided. Follow the latestSurge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in SpainBelgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.23am BST The Trump administration’s botched response to the pandemic has led to between 130,000 and 210,000 preventable deaths, according to a new from a team of...
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Hulu Becomes the Latest Service to Lose Fox Regional Sports

I’m sorry to report there is no good news for you here, sports fans. Fox regional sports programming is disappearing from yet another streaming service—this time, it’s Hulu. Read more...
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Diabolical ironclad beetles can get squished under 39,000 times their weight and survive. Scientists figured out how.

A diabolical ironclad beetle, or Phloeodes diabolicus. David Kisailus/University of California, Irvine The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand forces up to 39,000 times its body weight. They can do that, researchers discovered, thanks to hardened casings on each wing that interlock and support the beetle's exoskeleton. By mimicking the interlocking nature of these protective layers, scientists could build better planes and armored vehicles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Biology, Animals, US, Trends, Taiwan, Toyota, Beetles, Npr, North America, Pacific, US Air Force, Bae Systems, Armor

Any aliens living around 1,004 nearby stars should be able to see the signs of life on Earth, a study says

An artist's impression shows exoplanet K2-18b, its host star, and an accompanying planet in the system. K2-18b is a super-Earth that hosts both water and temperatures that could support life. ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser Astronomers have identified 1,004 sun-like stars that could have Earth-like planets in their orbits. Any intelligent aliens on those exoplanets would be able to detect the signs of life on Earth. The researchers say these stars could be prime targets in the search for ali...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Stars, Pepper, Aliens, Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life, Tess, Lehigh University, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Joshua Pepper, Lisa Kaltenegger, Solar Dynamics Observatory NASA

Aliens From These Worlds Could Be Watching Us Right Now

Since the 1990s, astronomers have catalogued more than 3,000 exoplanets using a fairly basic detection technique known as the transit method. But what if aliens are using the same technique to spy on us? A team of astronomers is now exploring this very exciting—if not totally terrifying—possibility.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Aliens, Exoplanets, Seti, Astrobiology, Life On Other Planets, Transit Method

Gilead's remdesivir just got the first FDA approval to be used as a treatment for coronavirus patients

A vial of remdesivir. ULRICH PERREY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Gilead Sciences just received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its antiviral remdesivir drug for COVID-19 patients.  Remdesivir is the only FDA-approved antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients.  Gilead has said remdesivir helped hospitalized patients with more moderate forms of COVID-19 recover more quickly . Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Food and Drug Administration approved Gi...
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Fubo's Apple TV Multiview Feature Now Supports Four Streams at Once

What’s better than dual streams on a single screen? Four streams, obviously.Read more...
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A Colorado Wildfire Just Climbed Over the Rockies. In October.

Every time you think you’ve seen it all as a climate reporter, the crisis throws something new at you. The latest point in case: the aptly-named East Troublesome Fire has traversed the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains at a time when snow is usually beginning to settle into the hinterlands. Read more...
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Facebook Says a 'Glitch' Redirected Users to a QAnon Primer

Facebook users who were not searching for information on QAnon were redirected to an extensive primer on the conspiracy theory due to a “glitch” in a system designed to fight it, according to Facebook.Read more...
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Universal's Battlestar Galactica Movie Lives Again, With X-Men's Simon Kinberg

Universal has spent so long trying to get its Battlestar Galactica movie off the ground we’ve literally had an announcement about a new TV show set in its universe that’s had time to get going with its own showrunner. But now the studio is bringing the movie back to life again, with a little help of a former X-Men…Read more...
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Google Stadia Exec Has a License to Stupid and He's Not Afraid to Use It

Here it is, folks, the worst take on video game livestreaming that the internet has to offer. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Copyright, Dmca, Twitch, Alex Hutchinson, Takedown Notices, Google Stadia

The 10 Best Deals of October 22, 2020

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Google Stadia [Employee*] Has a License to Stupid and He's Not Afraid to Use It

Here it is, folks, the worst take on video game livestreaming that the internet has to offer.Read more...
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New Bill Aims to Rein In the President's Power to Order Internet Blackouts

Two members of Congress have introduced legislation that would prevent the president from taking action to restrict the U.S. public’s access to the internet, the Preventing Unwarranted Communications Shutdowns Act (PUCSA).Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Internet, Congress, Censorship, Legislation, Cybersecurity, Civil Rights, Anna Eshoo, Morgan Griffith, Internet Shutdown

Jony Ive Will Bring Accessible, Relevant, Incredibly Powerful, Personal, Fluid, and Refined Design Sensibilities to…Airbnb

Jony Ive is a mythic figure in gadget design. He’s the mastermind behind the aesthetic of Apple’s most iconic products, and is internet famous for his Gwyneth Paltrow-esque descriptive phrasing. He’s also got pretty good taste in shoes. Last year, he consciously uncoupled from Apple, and now, Ive is apparently…Read more...
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Xbox Brazil Host Says She Was Let Go In Part Due To Fan Harassment, Though Microsoft Denies

Last Friday, Xbox Brazil video host Isadora Basile announced that Microsoft had severed ties with her. In a tweet, she said she’d been regularly harassed by members of the local Xbox community since being hired in early September, and that that mistreatment was part of the decision to end her contract.Read more...
Tags: Harassment, Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Brazil, Kotaku Core, Isadora Basile

Scientists Found A New Way To Break Down the Most Common Plastic

The petrochemical industry produces more than 88 million tons of polyethylene, making it the most common plastic in the world. Scientists have found a new way to upcycle it, according to a study published in Science on Thursday. It could help deal with the growing plastic pollution crisis.Read more...
Tags: Science, Plastic, Recycling, Chemical Reactions, Its A Plastic World

A 26-year-old coronavirus patient who was pronounced brain dead in June just walked out of the hospital a survivor

Medical workers treat COVID-19 in Madrid. Reuters A 26-year-old North Carolina coronavirus survivor returned home Tuesday after being declared brain dead in June.  She had suffered complications including strokes, which have struck other young coronavirus patients for reasons doctors don't fully understand.  Doctors also don't know why some critically ill young patients who were previously healthy die while others bounce back.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Tion...
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Coronavirus live news: France curfew extended as country sees record 41,622 new cases; curfew imposed in Greece

Further 38 départements have curfew measures imposed on them in France, as record case numbers reported; movement banned from 12.30am to 5am in locations with high infection rates in Greece; Italy cases break records for second day in a rowSurge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in SpainBelgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusNumber of US states seeing record one-day deaths rises to sixUK coronavirus – live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.25pm BST Morocco...
Tags: Science, Greece, France, Germany, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Morocco, Italy, Casablanca, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray

Security Researcher Claims He Took Over Trump’s Twitter Using Password 'maga2020!'

A Dutch security researcher is claiming that he was able to gain access to President Trump’s Twitter account last week. Allegedly, the only vulnerability he discovered was Trump’s total lack of concern for security. The researcher says that all he had to do was guess that the password was “MAGA2020!” Read more...
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Black futures in the age of apocalypse

Curating the End of the World deploys Afrofuturism to respond to Covid-19, anti-black violence and capitalism The post Black futures in the age of apocalypse appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Science, Technology, History, Culture, Philosophy, Friday, Apocalypse, Afrofuturism, Blackness, Google Arts And Culture, Red Spring, Stacey Robinson, Sheree Renée Thomas, pan-Africanism, Black Speculative Arts Movement

The Witches Remake Is a Silly Comedy for Kids Who Aren't Afraid of the Dark

Roald Dahl’s The Witches was terrifying as both a novel and as a high-camp ‘90s horror-comedy. It presented, quite frankly, a world full of child-hating witches whose sole purpose in life was to exterminate young people. Robert Zemeckis’ new adaptation of the story is far sillier than any of its predecessors, but it…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Roald Dahl, Guillermo Del Toro, Streaming, Anne Hathaway, Robert Zemeckis, Chris Rock, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth, Octavia Spencer, Charles Edwards, Kenya Barris, Morgana Robinson, The Witches, HBO Max

Smartphone Prices Are Out of Control. Here Are the Budget Phones That Don’t Suck, According to Gizmodo

Today’s flagship phones are impressive, no doubt, and the iPhone 12 may end up being the new king. But have you seen what sub-$500 models can do lately? If you gawk at the grand-plus prices of today’s flagships, you might be surprised at how easy it is to get by with a lower-priced model.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Phones, Gizmodo, Budget Phones, A Single Dollar Sign, Phones And Tablets, Control Here Are the Budget Phones

ClipDrop Is Copy and Paste for the Real World

When the idea behind ClipDrop first appeared a few months ago, it seemed like magic: You could point the app at any object and then clip it out its background, creating a standalone image of anything from a plant to a coffee mug. It’s basically like copy and paste, but for anything. The app is now available in beta…Read more...
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A Brain-Destroying Prion Disease Is Becoming More Common, Study Finds

New research from Japan suggests that a rare brain-destroying disease caused by rogue prion proteins may be becoming more common—likely due to an aging population. Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Elderly, Dementia, Prions

2020 and Beyond: The Ever-Shifting Movie Release Dates Due to the Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the entertainment industry as we know it, with 2020 seeing countless movies and TV shows delayed. It can be hard to keep track of them all, so we’ve created this list of movie release changes (and delays) due to covid-19. Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Marvel, Disney, Soul, Black Widow, DC Entertainment, Dune, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Candyman, Space Jam, Morbius, Uncharted, Godzilla Vs Kong, Wonder Woman 1984, The Eternals

Weird Al's Sci-Fi Roots as Told to Us by His Long Time Drummer and Photographer

Everyone has a Weird Al memory—whether it was hearing a song of his while you were growing up, watching a video on MTV, or just a general knowledge of his persona, Weird Al Yankovic is undoubtedly an icon. But if you start comparing memories, one man has more than anyone...besides maybe Al himself. It’s Jon Schwartz,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Music, Science, Interview, Mtv, Nerds, Yoda, Weird Al Yankovic, Al Yankovic, The Phantom Menace, Jon Schwartz, The Saga Begins

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