US smashes single-day record for new coronavirus cases, with spikes in every swing state

A health worker walks near a COVID-19 testing site at St. John's Well Child and Family Center, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, July 24, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images A record 88,452 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States on Thursday, according to The Covid Tracking Project. For the second day in a row, over 1,000 people also died from the coronavirus. The increase in new cases has been accompanied by a spike in hospitalizati...
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Coronavirus live news: Europe leaders told to 'act urgently' as global daily case records tumble

Head of the European Commission warns EU hospitals ‘at risk of being overwhelmed’ by Covid; Greece brings in regional lockdowns; French PM lays out details of new France lockdown.White House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownFrance: children aged six and over to wear masks in schoolTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 12.26am GMT A quarter of nurseries and childminders...
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Two Ohio Republicans Plead Guilty in Alleged $60 Million Bribery Scandal for Coal and Nuclear Bailout

Two of the five Republicans arrested on corruption charges involving former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder pleaded guilty on Thursday to racketeering. They’re the first to be convicted in the alleged $60 million federal corruption scandal, which federal prosecutors are already calling one of the largest…Read more...
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The Scariest Scenes in Star Wars

Fear may be a path to the Dark Side but it’s not something most people associate with Star Wars. When you think Star Wars you think sweeping sci-fi adventure or maybe even laid back Western swagger. You rarely think of nail-biting dread or shocking jump scares. They’re in there though and this Halloween, we’ve gone…Read more...
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Disney Made a Skinless Robot That Can Realistically Stare Directly Into Your Soul

One of the obvious giveaways that you’re interacting with a robot is their blank dead-eyed stare. The eyes don’t connect with yours the way they would if they were, you know, human. A research team at Disney is trying to fix that using subtle head motions and eye movements that make the robot seem more lifelike…Read more...
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Daylight-saving time ends this weekend in the US. It's one of the world's stupidest rituals.

Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m. in the US. Clocks will move back one hour. In the US, the policy started in the early 1900s as a way to cut energy use. But many Americans think it's no longer worth the hassle, and some states are trying to do away with the practice. Research suggests changing the clocks can increase health risks and accidents in the days after daylight-saving time starts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
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NASA's asteroid-blasting spacecraft has stored over 2 pounds of alien dust and rock to bring back to Earth

A camera on the Osiris-Rex spacecraft captured its collector head hovering over the sample-return capsule (left) and securing the sample into its capture ring (right). NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft captured an estimated 2 pounds of material from the asteroid Bennu, where it recently landed. The spacecraft collected so much alien dust and rock, in fact, that it couldn't close its sample-collection tool. So mission controllers raced to stow t...
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When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

The holidays are looking a little less Linus this year for Peanuts fans hoping to catch Charlie Brown specials on network television, as has been tradition for decades. Read more...
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West Yorkshire to move to toughest Covid restrictions – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.39pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Europe leaders told to 'act urgently' as global daily case records tumble 11.36pm GMT The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, is under growing pressure to implement a pre- and post- Christmas lockdown to allow families to meet over the festive period, the Telegraph has reported....
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US coronavirus cases are the highest they've ever been — but the fall-winter surge is just beginning

A line for medical check-ups and coronavirus testing at St. John's Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles, California, on July 29, 2020. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The US's weekly average of new coronavirus cases reached an all-time high this week: nearly 72,000 daily infections.  The nation reported its highest-ever daily tally, nearly 84,000 cases, on Friday. The US has recorded more coronavirus cases this fall than during the entire spring outbreak. Public-health...
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Exxon Pays Off Shareholders, Lays Off Workers

The tragedy of Exxon continues. On Thursday, the company said it expects to lay off roughly 14,000 workers over the next year. The huge reduction comes even as it pays out shareholders, albeit at a flat level for the first time in nearly four decades.
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Sorry, Netflix Users, Subscriptions Are Getting Another Price Hike

If it wasn’t enough that Netflix continues to push the eject button on a number of beloved and by all accounts popular series on its platform, the service is now raising its monthly subscription costs in the U.S.Read more...
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Hey Tucker Carlson, We Have Some Guesses About What Happened to Your Hunter Biden Docs

Fox News host Tucker Carlson devoted a segment of his show on Wednesday night to damning documents supposedly proving corruption by Democratic nominee Joe Biden—except they had mysteriously vanished in transit.Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of October 29, 2020

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Keep Your Home-Built PC Alive With the Best Power Supplies

When you’re building a PC, you probably get really excited about the CPU, graphics card, and maybe the case—but the power supply is the least sexy part of any build. It is, however, one of the most important—so it requires just as much deliberation as your other components.Read more...
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It's probably time to reset your expectations about when we'll get a COVID-19 vaccine. The timeline was always aspirational.

Nurse Kath Olmstead gives volunteer Melissa Harting an injection as part of a COVID-19 vaccine trial, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, on July 27, 2020. Hans Pennink/AP The estimated timelines for when we might see a coronavirus vaccine are slipping.  Anthony Fauci recently said it "could be January, could be later," before the FDA green-lights a coronavirus vaccine. Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca have both had to temporarily delay their clinical trials, whi...
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Coronavirus live news: West Yorkshire to move to toughest Covid restrictions; Greece brings in regional lockdowns

Greece to lock down Thessaloniki and two other regions; West Yorkshire moving into tier 3; French PM lays out details of new France lockdownWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownFrance: children aged six and over to wear masks in schoolTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 6.29pm GMT Spain’s coronavirus tally climbed by a record 23,580 cases, bringing the the to...
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Everything You Need to Know About the New Google TV

There’s a new Chromecast in town, only it’s not so much a Chromecast as a little Android TV dongle with Chromecast built in... but that’s not right either, because it’s running Google TV rather than Android TV... I know, I know. If you’re wondering exactly what this new software platform is, and how it relates to the…Read more...
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The FCC Is Making a Boneheaded 5G Play to Improve Rural Broadband

On Tuesday, the FCC announced it will set aside up to $9 billion over the next 10 years to fund 5G wireless broadband expansion across rural America. This is in addition to the $20.4 billion already earmarked for wired broadband expansion in rural America over the same time period, but there’s so set date for an…Read more...
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A Black Biologist Pioneered Animal Intelligence Research, but His Work Was Buried

Black biologist Charles Henry Turner was doing groundbreaking research into animal cognition at the turn of the 20th century, yet his ideas never gained traction on account of racism and his seemingly radical viewpoint. Many concepts proposed by Turner are now accepted science, and a group of researchers to say it’s…Read more...
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1 infected camper likely led to 115 coronavirus cases at an overnight camp where people didn't have to wear masks or social distance

Vladimir Servan / Getty Images 76% of campers and staffers at a faith-based retreat for high school boys in Wisconsin came down with COVID-19 after a single camper developed symptoms.  The camp implemented some mitigation strategies, like requiring the 152 attendees to quarantine at home for a week before travel, but didn't require mask wearing or social distancing.  Attendees who didn't contract COVID-19 had tested positive for antibodies prior to arrival, providing evidence of their pot...
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Five distinct types of dog existed by end of last ice age, study finds

Research suggests canines’ varied origins stretch back further – and live on in today’s petsFrom tiny chihuahuas to fluffy Siberian huskies, dogs come in all shapes and sizes. But researchers have revealed there is more to canine diversity than meets the eye.Scientists have found five distinct groups of dogs were already present at the end of the last ice age, and their legacy lives on in our pets today. Continue reading...
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Spell Is a Gorgeous B Horror Movie With Messy Ideas About Class and Power

Paramount Pictures’ Spell—from director Mark Tonderai—is a film that sets out to exist in a number of emotional spaces while terrifying you with a story about how simultaneously horrific and freeing homecomings can be. While the film doesn’t quite accomplish all of its goals, it does manage—perhaps accidentally—to be…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Greece brings in regional lockdowns; Italy hits new daily case record

Greece to lock down Thessaloniki and two other regions; Italy registers 26,831 new infections; Oxford and Hull among new tier 2 areasWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownFrance: children aged six and over to wear masks in schoolTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 5.20pm GMT Greece will impose regional lockdowns on its second-largest city of Thessaloniki and t...
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This Is the Best Gaming Laptop You Should Buy

We’ve reviewed a ton of laptops and played around with even more. While we have an entire guide dedicated to laptops, we know some people just want to game and so no matter your budget, we’ve curated some of the best gaming laptops currently on the market too. Many of them are great for other tasks besides gaming,…Read more...
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Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's Goofy, Ghostly Truth Seekers Is Well Worth a Binge

Truth Seekers, a new series whose co-creators and stars include noted nerds Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), hits Amazon tomorrow. It would be a welcome arrival any time of year, but since it’s all about the paranormal (and the humans who’re obsessed with it), it’s the perfect binge for Halloween.Read more...
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The Border Wall Is a ‘Death Blow’ to Wildlife. This Election Will Decide How Much Worse It Gets.

The upcoming presidential election will decide more than just the next American leader; it could also determine the fate of numerous endangered wildlife species that depend on unimpeded access to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to survive. Read more...
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How to quarantine correctly if you've been exposed to the coronavirus

A traffic sign reads, "quarantine for 14 days" above a road in Brooklyn on October 25, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Quarantine is for people who've been exposed to a contagious disease, like the coronavirus, but who are not yet sick themselves. Quarantine for the coronavirus lasts 14 days from a person's last known exposure. During that time, it's important to stay away from people who haven't had the exact same exposure.  A quarantine expert shared his tips for how to do...
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Feds Warn of 'Imminent' Cyberattacks on U.S. Hospitals

As if the rampant underfunding and overcrowding weren’t enough for hospitals to deal with during the current pandemic, apparently they need to grapple with ransomware, too. In an advisory memo released last night, federal officials warned of an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat” to hospitals and healthcare…Read more...
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SpaceX delayed its NASA astronaut launch because a red 'nail polish' material was plugging part of its rocket engines

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket takes off with the Crew Dragon spaceship and its first astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Joe Skipper/Reuters SpaceX delayed its next astronaut mission for NASA after engine problems led to the abort of a Falcon 9 rocket launch. The culprit turned out to be a nail polish-like substance that blocked a vent hole after a treatment by a SpaceX vendor. If the rocket hadn't aborted its launch, there could have been an u...
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