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6 Spooky Shorts to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Halloween is nearly upon us, and while the world has its mind on certain things that are happening in early November, there’s still room to get in the spooky spirit—quickly!—with these six horrific short films.Read more...
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Proportion of people in England with Covid antibodies has fallen, study says

Figure has dropped by over a quarter in three months, fuelling concerns over reinfectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe proportion of people in England with coronavirus antibodies dropped by more than a quarter in the space of three months, researchers have revealed, fuelling concerns over reinfection. The findings come from the React-2 study, which is based on home finger-prick antibody test results from random participants across all 314 local authorities. Cont...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Fauci says the US's record-high COVID-19 cases put it in a precarious position: 'No matter how you look at it, it's not good news'

Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Al Drago/Getty Images The US hit new daily peaks for COVID-19 cases on Friday and Saturday, with reports of more than 80,000 new cases per day.  "Now we're at the highest baseline we've ever been, which is really precarious," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, in an interview Monday. Fauci warned earlier that Americans need to "hunker down"...
Tags: Science, News, Yahoo, Cdc, US, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, Fauci, Gilead, COVID-19, COVID, Business News Desk, Covid-19 Cases, Isabella Jibilian, Washington DC Al Drago Getty Images The US


Fauci calls October's COVID-19 case numbers in the US the 'worst that we've ever had'

Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Al Drago/Getty Images The US hit new daily peaks for COVID-19 cases on Friday and Saturday, with reports of more than 80,000 new cases per day.  "Now we're at the highest baseline we've ever been, which is really precarious," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, in an interview Monday. Fauci warned earlier that Americans need to "hunker down"...
Tags: Science, News, Yahoo, Cdc, US, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, Fauci, Gilead, COVID-19, COVID, Business News Desk, Covid-19 Cases, Isabella Jibilian, Washington DC Al Drago Getty Images The US


San Francisco and Oakland Drop Covid-19 Testing Program Run by Google Sister Company Verily

San Francisco and Alameda counties have stopped using Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, to test for the novel coronavirus, Kaiser Health News reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, San Francisco, Data, Kaiser Health News, Verily, Alameda, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Oakland Drop Covid


The Biggest Fears About Facebook's Acquisition of Oculus Are Coming True

When Facebook purchased Oculus back in 2014—two years before the Oculus Rift was released—it wasn’t entirely clear what plans the social media giant had for the fledging virtual reality company. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Vr, Oculus, The Facebook Vr Dilemma


Coronavirus live news: 'We cannot give up' warns WHO chief; protests flare in Italy

Protests against Covid restrictions turn violent in Milan and Turin; US deaths up 10%; Pope to celebrate Christmas without congregation. Follow the latest updatesPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.30pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Helen Sullivan, you can get in touch with me here, and this is the place to be for the latest globa...
Tags: Science, Milan, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Pope, Francis, Turin, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


A New Photo Book Shows America's Last True Wilderness

If you’re a nature-lover in the U.S., you’re probably familiar with the National Park Service and how it protects landscapes. But a new book shows another group of protected wild places in America: the National Wildlife Refuge system.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, America, Conservation, National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuge


More Americans are being infected with the coronavirus than at any time during the pandemic, but people are too tired to care

The US has entered the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Kiyoshi Hijiki/Getty Images The US recorded 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday and again on Saturday — the highest daily totals since the beginning of the pandemic. But experts say people are experiencing "pandemic fatigue" where they are taking more risks as they grow impatient over a long lost sense of normalcy. At the same time, "mixed messages" from government officials and leaders who are "downplaying the danger" have ...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Science, News, Sweden, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Analysis, New Zealand, Houston, Smith, Anthony Fauci, Trump


The iPhone 12 Feels Like a $1,000 Phone

With four iPhone 12 options to choose from this fall, ranging in price from $700 all the way to $1,100, it feels like Apple has muddied the waters a bit. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because the company extended flagship features across the lineup. But it does make things a bit complicated. For the first time,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Consumer Tech, Iphone 12, Apple Iphone 12, Iphone12, Apple Iphone 12 Review


German Regulators Are Trying to Block Porn Sites to Thwart Horny Teens

Porn won the porn war in the UK, but now the industry is fighting on a different front in Germany, where authorities are trying to force internet service providers to block major sites that don’t implement age verification systems.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, Internet, Germany, Censorship, Porn, Pornography, Dns


How Last Year's Pandemic Simulation Foreshadowed Covid-19

One year ago, at the last minute, I decided to attend a presentation held by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at a Manhattan hotel facing Central Park. Epidemiologists, economists, and other public health experts ran a simulation of what a realistic pandemic would look in the modern world. The basic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Manhattan, Vaccines, Pandemic, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Event 201


Wi-Fi Down Again? Drop the Dropped Connections and Upgrade to the Best Wi-Fi Router

Top Product: TP-Link Archer AX21 Wi-Fi 6 Router | $130 | AmazonRead more...
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Coronavirus live: fears of violence at Italian protests against restrictions

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.26pm GMT Stock markets in the US and Europe fell sharply as investors focused on signs that rich countries’ efforts to cont...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Merkel, Xinjiang, Coronavirus, COVID, Roman Prymula


All The Mandalorian Info You Need to Remember Before Season 2

We know almost nothing about the new season of The Mandalorian. Oh sure, there are rumors. There’s even been footage. But outside of some very vague statements (and lots of Baby Yoda merch), we honestly have no idea where the story is going or what surprises could be waiting for us.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Giancarlo Esposito, Pedro Pascal, Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Darksaber


NASA Probe Is Leaking Precious Asteroid Samples Back Into Space

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft appears to be leaking tiny bits of Bennu, following a successful attempt to collect surface samples from the asteroid. Engineers blame a jammed lid for what NASA is calling a minor problem. Read more...
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CDC Warns of Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak That Has Sickened 10 and Killed One

A foodborne outbreak of Listeria linked to deli meats has hospitalized at least ten people in three states and killed one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC is now warning certain high risk individuals to avoid deli meats unless they’re served steaming hot.Read more...
Tags: Meat, Science, Cdc, Infectious Diseases, Listeria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC, Outbreaks, Foodborne Illness


Germany Regulators Are Trying to Block Porn Sites to Thwart Horny Teens

Porn won the porn war in the UK, but now the industry is fighting on a different front in Germany, where authorities are trying to force internet service providers to block major sites that don’t implement age verification systems.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, Internet, Germany, Censorship, Porn, Pornography, Dns


Looks Like We May See Redesigned AirPods and Smaller AirPods Pro in 2021

While many of us mocked AirPods when they first came out, Apple’s wireless earbuds have turned out to be a popular product for the company and actually really solid wireless earbuds for most people. It appears Apple’s keen on continuing to capitalize on that popularity, with Bloomberg reporting that the company is…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Bloomberg, Headphones, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, AirPods, HomePod, AirPods Pro, AirPods Studio, HomePod Mini


THE IMPOSSIBILITY of flu disappearing even as covid spreads – this is BLATANT FRAUD

Up to 650,000 people die from the flu each year. But this year this has dropped by 98%!! My initial guess is that A LOT OF FLU CASES have been treated as COVID cases. I’ll keep studying this since it does seem IMPOSSIBLE for one virus to spread even as another disappears. One possibility is the […]
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There's a Pinterest Widget Now, Which Is Exciting For Me—the One Person Who Still Likes Pinterest

I have learned that a Pinterest widget will roll out wide on iOS 14 today, and reader, I am elated.Read more...
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Max Q: NASA makes key discovery for future of deep space exploration

Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This past week, we unveiled the agenda for TC Sessions: Space for the first time. It’s our inaugural event focused on space startups and related technologies, and it’s happening December 16 and 17. It’s entirely virtual, of course, and the good news is that means you can attend easily from anywhere in the world. We’ve got an amazing lineup, including newsmakers we regularly c...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Microsoft, Tech, Intel, Nasa, Moon, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace, Falcon, Sofia, Lockeed Martin, Microsoft Microsoft


Baby Yoda, Mr. Mime, Golden Girls, and More: The Best Funko Pop Deals to Compulsively Amass on Your Desk

Featured Deal: Star Wars The Mandalorian: The Child in Bag (Pre-Order) | $19Read more...
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A 26-year-old coronavirus patient who was almost taken off life support 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 her heart repeatedly stopped beating for 30 minutes. 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 s...
Tags: Science, Trends, Brain Health, Canada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Michael, Strokes, Reuters, Goldsmith, Western University, Winston Salem, Hairston, Adrian Owen, Craver, Aylin Woodward


The World's First Handheld Calculator Is Up for Auction

They can do everything from plot complex equations to even play games like Doom (if you have enough rotting potatoes) but the handheld calculator started out as a very simple device capable of performing just four basic mathematical calculations. One of the very first prototypes, created by Texas Instruments back in…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Auctions, Calculators, Texas Instruments, Consumer Tech, Bonhams, 5318008


Oscar Isaac May Be Marvel's Moon Knight

This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill. Oscar Isaac is getting his own Marvel show.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Streaming, Oscar Isaac, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Moon Knight, Disney Plus


Bioplastic Just as Toxic as Traditional Plastic, Study Finds

A new study suggests that bioplastics—plastics that are made from biological material instead of from petroleum and/or are engineered to be biodegradable—contain as many toxic chemicals as conventional plastic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Plastic, Plastic Pollution, Bioplastic, Its A Plastic World


This RC Baby Yoda Waddles Around Your House Like a 50-Year-Old Toddler

The extreme level of secrecy behind the big reveal in the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian meant that the public’s immediate thirst for Baby Yoda merchandise went unquenched for a long time. Disney’s not making that mistake with season two, and ahead of the series’ return, Mattel has just revealed an RC…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Rc, Mattel, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


Coronavirus live: Italians warned not to travel abroad due to rise in Covid cases

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT Low and middle income countries are facing a looming debt crisis as a result of economic pressures arising from th...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Un, Merkel, Xinjiang, Coronavirus, KashgarPope Francis


Global report: Merkel says Germany faces 'difficult months ahead' in Covid fight

Chancellor says country is on verge of losing control as Europe death toll passes 250k Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said her country is on the verge of losing control of its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, telling colleagues from her Christian Democratic party “the situation is threatening” and “every day counts”.In leaked comments to an internal party meeting, she told those attending of “very, very difficult month...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Belgium, Merkel, Norway, Christian Democratic Party, Coronavirus



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