AMD Might Benefit From Nvidia's Mishaps

Nvidia’s RTX 3070 officially hits retail stores tomorrow. After the fiasco that was the RTX 3080 release, actual buyers will hopefully be able to get their hands on these cards rather than see them snatched up by bots to scalp on eBay. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Amd, Graphics Cards, Gpus, Consumer Tech, RTX 3000 Series, Radeon RX 6000 Series, Silicon For Everyone

Coronavirus live news: France second wave likely ‘harder and more deadly’ says Macron; global daily cases pass 500,000

France reimposes national lockdown; Germany imposes drastic curbs; Italy sets daily infection record. Follow latest updatesGermany to bring in new rules after record surge in casesEU leaders urged to aid transfer of patients between countriesUS adds nearly 500,000 cases in a week; Europe faces more lockdowns 12.19am GMT A generation of babies born during the Covid-19 pandemic may be at risk because they and their parents are not being fully supported by health visitors in the weeks and month...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, NSPCC, Johns Hopkins University, Macron, Coronavirus

Sure, Buying a PS5 to Play Bugsnax for Free Isn't Wise, but It Is Right

Finally, a rare bit of good news.
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Covid pressure on health visitors puts generation of babies at risk, charities say

NSPCC and others urge government to fund rebuilding of struggling support serviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA generation of babies born during the Covid-19 pandemic may be at risk because they and their parents are not being fully supported by health visitors in the weeks and months after birth, a coalition of children’s charities has said.The NSPCC and nine other early-years charities say restrictions to the service and redeployment of health visitors could mean...
Tags: Health, Family, Science, Children, Society, UK News, NHS, Parents and parenting, NSPCC, Coronavirus

Getting a flu shot could reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, preliminary research suggests

An advertisement offering free flu shots in New York City on August 21, 2020. John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Health experts are encouraging people to get flu shots to avoid the possibility of getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. According to a preliminary study, flu shots may also reduce your risk of catching COVID-19. Researchers found that healthcare workers who got a flu shot in the 2019-2020 season were 39% less likely to have gotten the coronavirus by June....
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, London, News, New York City, US, Trends, Italy, Healthcare, Netherlands, World Health Organization, Flu, Vaccines, Northern Hemisphere, Yale School of Medicine

The Apple TV Has the Best Streaming Remote

Folks, I have heard enough of the bad remote discourse. Let’s settle this debate.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Consumer Tech, Enough Already

The Big Winner of the Big Tech Senate Hearing Was Google's Sundar Puckeye(sp?)

There was a big hearing in the Senate today regarding the future of online speech and the law that allows the web-as-we-know-it to function. Of the three big witnesses at the hearing, Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have expected to be in the hot seat given that his company was just slapped with an antitrust lawsuit by…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Senate, Ted Cruz, Hearing, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Big Tech, Section 230, US Senate Commerce Committee, Sundar Puckeye

Trump Finds New Way to Endanger the Health of His Supporters: Stranding Them in the Cold

At least seven people were hospitalized after Donald Trump threw a rally at Nebraska’s Eppley Airfield near Omaha in freezing temperatures on Tuesday night. The president promptly jetted off afterward, leaving thousands of attendees in hours-long lines for campaign buses to return them to the parking lot, leading…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Nebraska, Omaha, Donald Trump, Eppley Airfield, 2020 Elections, 2020 Election, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Trump Campaign Go Brr, Trump Finds New Way

Fauci says it's time for the US to 'put aside these extraordinary excuses' and mandate masks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on June 30, 2020. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images The White House said "we are not going to control the pandemic." But Dr. Anthony Fauci disagrees, and fresh scientific evidence is on his side that we already have the tools at our disposal to get the virus under control.  Fauci told JAMA on Wednesday that universal mask wearing "really, really does" make a difference, backing up a recent article he and ...
Tags: Chris Christie, Science, News, White House, Masks, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Public Health, Beijing, New Jersey, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Christie, Mike Pence

Please Don't Freak Out About the Latest Coronavirus Antibody Study

Early data from an ongoing study in the UK is setting off a wave of alarm over the pandemic this week. It found evidence that levels of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 took a sharp plunge in England’s general population during the summer, prompting fears that immunity to covid-19 may start to significantly wane in as little…Read more...
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Why the Internet Should Be a Public Utility

The internet is here, it’s just not evenly distributed. While some people have access to high-speed fiber-optic cable running to their house or phones ready to connect to 5G, there are also swaths of broadband deserts where people can’t access internet at reliable speeds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Utilities, Internet, Online, System Reboot

Is Speed Reading Bullshit?

Speed reading is a skill that almost seems like a superpower. The ability to quickly read and comprehend books, articles and other written materials would be life-changing for a lot of us. But is speed reading something you’re born having the ability to do, or is it something anyone can learn? A slew of cheap apps…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Learning, Reading, Lifehacks, Speed Reading

You Don't Have to See That Horrid New Gmail Logo If You Use a Mail Client

Change is hard. I get that. Judging by the dismay on Twitter over the Gmail logo change, few people are happy with the multi-colored M. Some have blamed the email logo change for missing important missives. Others complain it’s now visually indistinguishable from Google’s other app logos. To everyone in the throes of…Read more...
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Tim Curry's Gloriously Bad Halloween Song From The Worst Witch: A Scholarly Analysis

As Halloween approaches, it is paramount that we all take a moment to remember—or discover—Tim Curry’s “Halloween Song” from The Worst Witch. Since HBO aired its extremely low-budget, TV movie adaptation of Jill Murphy’s children’s books in 1986, it has remained one of the most wonderful, terrible, bizarre videos of…Read more...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Science, Horror, Tim Curry, Witches, Holy Crap Wtf, Nostalgia, Spooky, Jill Murphy, TV Movies, The Worst Witch

Birds With 20-Foot Wingspans Once Patrolled the Skies of Antarctica

A re-analysis of two fossils found in the 1980s has led to the discovery of an absolutely enormous Antarctic seabird.Read more...
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Does Adidas’s Foray Into Carbon-Plate Running Shoes Live up To the Hype?

Adizero Adios Pro | $200 | Adidas
Tags: Science, Fitness, Shoes, Adidas, Running, Sneakers, Running Shoes, Gotta Go Fast, Carbon Plate

An Indigenous Group in the Amazon Has Experienced a Drop in Body Temperature Since 2002

New research detected an intriguing change in the average body temperature of the Tsimane people, an indigenous foraging and farming group in the Bolivian Amazon that has recently started to interact more with industrialized communities. Over 16 years, the Tsimane have experienced a slight but rapid drop in body…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Infectious Diseases, Bolivia, Indigenous People, Tsimane, Body Temperature, Bolivian Amazon, The Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Group

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in November

Viewers are turning to streaming entertainment more than ever thanks to the global pandemic, and the plethora of services can serve as a much-needed escape. At the start of each month, most streamers do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some away, and io9 is here to help with your decision making.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Fantasy, Netflix, James Bond, Streaming, Sci Fi, Hulu, Amazon Studios, The Nerds Watch, Disney Plus, Watch It Nerds, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

The Department of Interior Releases Trump Propaganda Video, Then Opens a Rainforest to Logging

The Trump administration continues to stretch the limits of decency and legality as it tries to turn the government into a propaganda arm of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. The latest example comes from the Department of Interior, which released a Dear Leader-style video touting Trump’s environmental…Read more...
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The Department of Interior Releases Trump Propaganda Video

The Trump administration continues to stretch the limits of decency and legality as it tries to turn the government into a propaganda arm of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. The latest example comes from the Department of Interior, which released a Dear Leader-style video touting Trump’s environmental…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Department of Interior, 2020 Elections, Trump Administration

27 pharma execs involved in the hunt for COVID-19 vaccines have raked in more than $1 billion by selling stock this year. Here's who's cashed in the most from Regeneron, Moderna, Vir, and more.

Regeneron billionaires Leonard Schleifer and George Yancopoulos. Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan; Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan; Taylor Nicole Rogers/Business Insider Executives in charge of biotech and pharmaceutical companies working on coronavirus treatments and vaccines have raked in more than $1 billion by selling stock, Business Insider has found.Shares of the companies they helm have soared this year, fueled by investors eager to reap a windfall from combating the pandemic. The executive...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, Biotech, Business Insider, Pharmaceutical, Regeneron, Equilar, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, Leonard Schleifer, Roy Vagelos, George Yancopoulos, Coronavirus Vaccine, George Yancopoulos Victor Hugo Patrick McMullan

Uber Yearns to Chop Up Grocery Delivery Services and Deliver Their Dry-Cured Corpses to Manhattan

It’s kill or be killed out in these freezer aisles, which is to say that Uber’s now locked in a four-way mortal combat with Instacart, Prime Delivery, and FreshDirect. Uber announced that as of today, Manhattan residents will see a “grocery” tab in their Uber and Uber Eats apps, marking an expansion of Uber’s grocery…Read more...
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First winged reptiles were clumsy flyers, research suggests

Analysis of early Pterosaurs fossils shows they are likely to have been ungainly in flightPterosaurs, such as pterodactyl, are some of the largest animals ever to have taken to the skies, but the first reptile aviators were clumsy flyers, only capable of travelling short distances, a study suggests. The research may also shed new light on the evolution of flight more generally.Pterosaurs evolved around 245m years ago, and dominated the skies for more than 150m years, before dying out at the end ...
Tags: Science, Evolution, Fossils, Reptiles, Palaeontology

Microsoft Is Finally Purging Flash From Windows

After being kept on life support for arguably far too long, Flash will finally be sent to that big hard drive in the sky by the end of this year. To make the goodbye a little easier, Microsoft has released a new Windows update that purges Flash Player before its eventual demise on December 31. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Windows 10, Flash Player, Not With A Bang But With A Software Update

Auction: NASA Gemini training console, Woz's Blue Box, and other fantastic scientific artifacts

This NASA Gemini training console from 1963 is part of a spectacular upcoming "History of Science" auction at Bonhams. The seated instrument panel, including joystick, was used to train the Gemini astronauts on orbit and landing procedures for their lunar mission. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, Nasa, Auctions, Science History

Hot Damn, AMD Did It

AMD put on one hell of a show-stopper when it revealed all the details about its next-gen processors earlier this month. And it’s done it again with its full-reveal of its next-gen graphics cards today. This may very well be the generation of AMD hardware that finally puts it neck-and-neck with its competitors, not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Amd, Graphics Cards, Gpus, Big Navi Goes Really Big, Radeon 6000, Amd Radeon 6800 Xt

Check Out This Exclusive Peek at Simon Stålenhag's Journey Into The Labyrinth

Tales From the Loop creator Simon Stålenhag has a knack for playing on our greatest hopes and fears, combining the innocence of youth with science fiction’s fascinating, yet terrifying, unknown. Now, the storyteller is back with a new art book, The Labyrinth, and io9 has an exclusive look inside the maze.Read more...
Tags: Art, Books, Science, Climate Change, Exclusive, Simon Stalenhag, Tales from the Loop, Free League Publishing, The Labyrinth

The Craft: Legacy Has Good Intentions But Fails to Cast a Spell

The Craft has become a cult classic thanks to its indelible portrayal of misfit teen witches gone wild, with an appealing dose of 1990s nostalgia baked in. The Craft: Legacy aims to capture the spirit of the original, and while it definitely succeeds in putting a modern spin on the story, it comes up lacking in most…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Magic, Witches, Sony Pictures, Reboot, David Duchovny, Blumhouse, Michelle Monaghan, Zoe Lister Jones, The Craft, Cailee Spaeny, Lovie Simone, Gideon Adlon, The Craft Legacy, Zoe Luna

Freakishly Tall Coral Reef Found Off the Coast of Australia

An isolated coral reef measuring 1,640 feet tall has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Known as a detached reef, the blade-like vertical structure could serve as habitat for a variety of undiscovered sea creatures.Read more...
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Everyone Should Be Able to Use the Public Restroom: When ADA Is Not Enough

Kal Cobalt is a disabled trans man. Relying on accessibility devices when out in public means using accessible bathrooms, which means that Cobalt knows all too well that so-called accessible bathrooms are sometimes only “technically” accessible.Read more...
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