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Smoke Exposure or Covid-19? Colorado Governor Says Wildfires Could Mask the Spread of the Virus

Asking whether you could be suffering from smoke exposure or covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, sounds like a horrible joke. However, it is an unfortunate reality in Colorado and other states that are experiencing wildfire hell right now. In response, Colorado officials have one message: Get…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Colorado, Wildfires, Extreme Weather, Jared Polis, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Colombia due to surpass 1m cases; arrests made at London anti-lockdown protest – as it happened

This blog is closed – further coverage can be found herePolish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 11.56pm BST We’ll be closing down this blog shortly, as the Sydney team get a new one up and running. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with tips and suggestions for coverage.In the meantime, here’s a qu...
Tags: UK, Science, London, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Andrzej Duda, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus, Observer the University and College Union UCU


Google Removes 3 Children’s Apps From Play Store for Violating Its Data Collection Policies

Just because a children’s app looks innocuous doesn’t mean it’s not doing some shady stuff in the background. Google has taken action against three children’s apps in the Play Store—Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay—for violating its data collection policies, according to a report in .Read more...
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Google Removes 3 Children’s Apps From Play Store for Purportedly Violating Its Data Collection Policies

Just because a children’s app looks innocuous doesn’t mean it’s not doing some shady stuff in the background. Google has reportedly taken action against three children’s apps in the Play Store—Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay—for allegedly violating its data collection policies, according to a report…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Science, Privacy, Children


Patreon Becomes the Latest Online Platform to Boot Off QAnon Stans

Patreon has become the latest online platform to give QAnon conspiracy theorists the boot. Please excuse me while I play the world’s smallest violin.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Youtube, Patreon, QAnon, Sucks To Suck I Guess


The Next Star Trek: Picard Novel Fills in More of Riker's Post-Enterprise History

Riker’s appearance as Jean-Luc’s faithful friend and former subordinate was a highlight of the first season of Picard. Dude just has great vibes. There’s a reason, after all, that he’s such a popular character, beyond his chronic inability to sit in chairs correctly. So it’s only fitting that the newest novel in the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Deanna Troi, Star Trek, Cbs, Novels, Viacom, Picard, Riker, Simon And Schuster, Jean Luc, Star Trek Picard, James Swallow


Facebook Could Soon Be the Latest Big Tech Company Hit With Antitrust Charges

State and federal investigators are planning to slap Facebook with antitrust charges as soon as November, four people familiar with the matter told the Washington Post. Such a lawsuit would mark the government’s latest crackdown on the biggest names in the tech industry, including Apple, Google, and Amazon, for …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Another One Bites The Dust, Apple Google, Antitrust Laws, Washington Post Such


Some of Nickelodeon's Nostalgic Best Are Working on a New Sitcom Pilot

According to Deadline, Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, executive producers of All That, creators for Cousins for Life, and writers on Kenan & Kel, are developing a pilot called Warped! for Nickelodeon. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nickelodeon, Kenan Thompson, Kenan Kel, Nickelodeon Read, All That, Warped, Kevin Kopelow, Heath Seifert


Coronavirus live news: UK records 174 deaths; Colombia due to surpass 1m cases

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 5.21pm BST Jason Rodrigues with the latest from the anti-lockdown protest at Westminster BridgeProtesters sat down on Westminster Bridge now pic.twitter.com/0ZlSHbBRsy 5.12pm BST New coronavirus measures have been announced in Brussels. From 26 October,...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Brussels, Andrzej Duda, Westminster Bridge, Jason Rodrigues, Coronavirus, Westminster BridgeProtesters


Why the Hell Doesn't the PS5's Media Remote Have the DualSense's D-Pad?

Recently I was going through what should have been a rather straightforward announcement from Sony detailing which streaming services the PS5 will support at launch. And while things ended up being a bit messier than need be, the image of the PS5's Media Remote at the top of the press release has been stuck in my…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Playstation, Sony, Streaming, Streaming Video, Consoles, PS5, Gimme That D Pad, Ps5 Media Remote


Coronavirus live news: anti-lockdown protesters march in central London; Colombia due to surpass 1m cases

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 3.03pm BST Colombia is set to surpass 1 million infections on Saturday, becoming the eighth country globally to do so. As scientists around the world race to find a coronavirus inoculation, Colombia says it is ready to distribute any vaccine which proves ef...
Tags: Science, London, Qatar, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Andrzej Duda, Reuters, Augusto Pinochet, Pinochet, South American, Coronavirus, COVID, Gerardo Burgos


The Meg 2 Is Coming to Shark Up the Silver Screen With a New Director

The Meg, an action vehicle for both Jason Statham and prehistoric sharks, is getting a sequel. But someone else will be stepping up to the director’s chair. Read more...
Tags: Science, Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Meg, Ben Wheatley, The Meg, The Meg 2


Saturday's Best Deals: Le Creuset Stoneware and Cast Iron, Razer Tactical Laptop Backpacks, Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum, Samsung POWERbot, JACHS NY Fall Jackets, Studio Ghibli Home Goods, and More

A sale on Le Creuset stoneware, kettles, cast iron and Razer Tactical laptop backpacks lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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The Strangest Amber Fossils Ever Discovered

Amber fossils are like a time capsule, preserving the three-dimensional structure of animals, plants, and other prehistoric items of interest. Every once in a while, however, paleontologists stumble upon some particularly bizarre specimens and scenes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Birds, Slideshow, Plants, Fossils, Amber, Feathers, Paleontology, Amber Fossils


NASA just picked a winner in its space-toilet competition. The $20,000 prize awards the best 'lunar loo' for moon-bound astronauts.

Left: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide performs maintenance on the toilet in the Tranquility node of the International Space Station. Right: A space shuttle toilet simulator. NASA/Dave Mosher Before NASA can fly astronauts to the moon, it must design a toilet for the crew.  The agency's "Lunar Loo" contest offered $20,000 for a space toilet design that would work both in microgravity and on the lunar surface. The space agency announced the contest winner this week, ...
Tags: Space, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Astronaut, Toilet, Contest, US Air Force, Atlanta Georgia, Morse, Pats, Davidson


This Smart Little Samsung Robot Vacuum Can Be Operated From Your Phone and It's 50% Off Right Now

Samsung POWERbot R7070 | $350 | Best BuyRead more...
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Le Creuset Stoneware, Kettles, and Cast Iron Items Are Up to 30% Off Today

Le Creuset Stoneware Salt & Pepper Shakers | $20 | AmazonRead more...
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Coronavirus live news: expert warns NHS will struggle to cope; Bulgaria shuts nightclubs as cases surge

UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USHow London’s top restaurants are skewering the Covid rulesWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 12.10pm BST Spanish regions have urged the central government to take measures that would give them legal backing to impose curfews as coronavirus cases rise.As of Saturday, 10 of Spain’s 17 regions, including Valencia, Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha and the...
Tags: UK, Science, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Malaysia, NHS, Bulgaria, Reuters, Coronavirus, USHow London, Valencia Asturias Castilla La Mancha


Neil Ferguson: easing Covid rules for Christmas is 'political judgment'

The scientist whose modelling influenced the UK-wide lockdown says family meetups ‘risk some transmission’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scientist whose modelling led to the original UK lockdown has said it would be a political judgment whether restrictions on households mixing should be relaxed over Christmas.Prof Neil Ferguson said policymakers would have to balance the benefits of allowing family members from different households to mix indoors against the pot...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Fauci suggested a face mask mandate and warned that the general public might not get a COVID-19 vaccine until mid-2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has suggested that face coverings should be made mandatory in the US. "Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci told CNN on Friday. He did not say whether this would at a national or state level. Fauci's comments come as the US enters its third, and likely deadliest, coronavirus surge. The infectious-disease expert also gave an update on...
Tags: Chuck, Politics, Science, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Atlas, Washington Dc, Healthcare, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Npr


A 24-year-old in Florida's anti-mask capital describes how the coronavirus destroyed her family: 8 people got sick, 2 of whom died

A nurse checks on a COVID-19 patient at Tampa General Hospital in Florida, August 19, 2020. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images Chloe Gray lost her mother and her aunt to the coronavirus. She was also infected, along with five family members.  Gray's family lives in Marion County, Florida, where the sheriff banned masks for staff and visitors to his department. For Gray's family, the pandemic has been a "wake-up call," she said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Science, News, Oregon, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Anthony Fauci, Woods, Gray, Trump, Marion County, Ron DeSantis, Billy Woods


Coronavirus live news: South Yorkshire goes into tier 3 restrictions, Polish president tests positive

UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USHow London’s top restaurants are skewering the Covid rulesWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 8.19am BST In the UK, Sheffield city region mayor Dan Jarvis has said he will not hesitate to seek additional government support for South Yorkshire after the region entered the strictest Tier 3 coronavirus controls. Jarvis said a 41 million funding packag...
Tags: UK, Science, London, World news, Infectious Diseases, South Yorkshire, Jarvis, Dan Jarvis, Coronavirus, USHow London, UK Sheffield city


Coronavirus live news: South Yorkshire goes into tier 3 restrictions, Victoria cluster worsens in Australia

Tory MP Ben Bradley agrees with tweet saying free school meals money goes to ‘crack den and brothel’; EU fights second wave. Follow updates 7.31am BST The Conservative MP Ben Bradley has been accused of “stigmatisation of working-class families” over a tweet that labelled the free school meals programme as “20 cash direct to a crack den and a brothel”.Bradley replied to the post, which was by another user. The MP wrote: “That’s what FSM vouchers in the summer effectively did ...”A Conservati...
Tags: England, Science, Australia, Eu, Conservative, World news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Bradley, Ben Bradley, Coronavirus, Liverpool City Region Greater Manchester


'Our hospital is not built for a pandemic': Hospitals again struggle to keep up with the surging number of COVID-19 cases across the nation

A nurse checks in on a COVID-19 patient at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on August 19, 2020. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images The US hit an all-time high for new coronavirus cases on Friday: 82,600.  Case numbers are soaring all across the country, not just in one particular hot spot.  Hospitals are running out of space and don't have enough staff to provide adequate care, and many are on the brink.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Coro...
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Facebook Threatens to Muzzle an NYU Research Project Into Its Political Ad Targeting

Facebook’s trying to muzzle a group of academic researchers working to shine a light on the company’s notoriously opaque political-ad targeting practices. It’s threatened the team with “enforcement action” if they don’t pull the plug on the project and wipe all data gathered so far, according to a Wall Street Journal…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Advertisement, Wall Street Journal, Political Ads, Facebook Threatens, NYU Research Project Into


New model predicts which patients with kidney disease may develop heartbeat irregularities

* A new model that incorporates a type of artificial intelligence can accurately predict which individuals with chronic kidney disease face a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation.* Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25.
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Model predicts acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in patients with COVID-19

In a recent study, a new algorithm achieved good performance for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25.
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Oncotarget: Evaluation of cellular alteration & inflammatory profile of cells

Oncotarget recently published "Evaluation of cellular alterations and inflammatory profile of mesothelial cells and/or neoplastic cells exposed to talc used for pleurodesis"
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Cause of Alzheimer's disease traced to mutation in common enzyme

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new mechanism by which clumps of tau protein are created in the brain, killing brain cells and causing Alzheimer's disease. A specific mutation to an enzyme called MARK4 changed the properties of tau, usually an important part of the skeletal structure of cells, making it more likely to aggregate, and more insoluble. Getting to grips with mechanisms like this may lead to breakthrough treatments.
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