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TikTok Lives to See Another Day as Yet Another Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump's Ban

There’s a new development in the seemingly neverending game of chicken between TikTok and President Donald Trump over a nationwide ban. On Friday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania blocked the Trump administration from outlawing U.S. transactions with Tiktok, which was set to take effect Nov. 12. Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Bytedance, Tiktok


Coronavirus live news: Europe passes 10m cases, Australian cases rise amid border fight

England lockdown expected early next week; US passes 9m infections; New South Wales records four new infections, Victoria one. Follow the latest:Belgium facing new lockdown as Germany takes in patientsEuropeans seek ways to ride out Covid winter‘An operational tsunami’: preparing for a winter surge of Covid Paris sees record traffic jams before lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.32am GMT Belgium will impose tighter lockdown rules from Monday, closing non-essential businesses and rest...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, France, Germany, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Belgium, Victoria, Trump Administration, Alexander De Croo, Coronavirus, Covid Paris


Tesla Hikes Up the Price of 'Full Self-Driving' Option to $10,000

Tesla bumped up the price of its “full self-driving” software option to $10,000 on Friday, making good on CEO Elon Musk’s promise last week to implement a roughly $2,000 price hike in the U.S. It follows the launch of a limited beta version of the software, which lets a select number of U.S. customers use Tesla’s…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Automated Cars


Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19

Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a pattern that subtly, but reliably, marks a person as likely to be in the early stages of infection. It could make for a much-needed early warning system for the virus. The sound of one’s cough can be very revealing, as doctors have known for many years. AI models have be...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ibm, Fda, NWU, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Brian Subirana, Subirana


How one of the world's biggest STEM programs is teaching students to build their own robotics startup during an uncertain school year

Seniors Maya and Clayton, and junior Nick, students in Camdenton's R-III school district, work on their robot project in their high school's workshop. Sherry Comer The COVID-19 pandemic has required schools and organizations running extracurricular programs to rethink their approach to education for the 2020-2021 school year. FIRST, the global STEM program for elementary, middle, and high school students, has created guidelines for its leagues that schools can follow whether they'r...
Tags: School, Science, Education, Parenting, Washington, US, Stem, Trends, Tech, Missouri, Robots, Michigan, Robotics, Qualcomm, NICK, Maya


How one of the world's biggest STEM programs is still teaching students to build robots during one of the most uncertain school years ever

Seniors Maya and Clayton, and junior Nick, students in Camdenton's R-III school district, work on their robot project in their high school's workshop. Sherry Comer The COVID-19 pandemic has required schools and organizations running extracurricular programs to rethink their approach to education for the 2020-2021 school year. FIRST, the global STEM program for elementary, middle, and high school students, has created guidelines for its leagues that schools can follow whether they'r...
Tags: School, Science, Education, Parenting, Washington, US, Stem, Trends, Tech, Missouri, Robots, Michigan, Robotics, Qualcomm, NICK, Maya


The Mandalorian Season 2 Started With Its Most Epic Episode Yet

Season two of The Mandalorian began with an episode that was everything we expected and more. A few pieces of rumored casting were confirmed, some long-time questions were answered, and episode writer-director Jon Favreau gave fans a story straight from an old-school Hollywood Western with the biggest action set piece…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, TV Recap, Boba Fett, Pedro Pascal, Temuera Morrison, Hollywood Western, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Disney Plus, Mandalorian Recaps, Timothyolyphant


The Senate's Section 230 Clown Show, Trump's Twitter Password, and Impending Doom

It’s heeeereeeee: the 2020 elections are just four days away, which means the next 100-plus hours may be the longest of your life. Given the results of the election are unlikely to emerge on November 3 and the current presidential administration has made clear it intends to claim victory no matter what happens, it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Voting, Instagram, Senate, Social Media, Misinformation, Political Ads, 2020 Election, Vote By Mail, Hellfeed


Amazon appears to have donated $40,000 to a top source of vaccine misinformation, according to a screenshot posted by a volunteer for the group

Pascal Rossignol/Reuters Amazon contributes money to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a top source of vaccine misinformation in the US, through its AmazonSmile program.  The company appears to have given more than $40,000 to the group, Popular Information reported.  The NVIC is "one of the most prominent organizations that has been against vaccines of any kind," K. "Vish" Viswanath, a professor of health communication at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told I...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Atlantic, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Vaccines, Alex Jones, Misinformation, Bezos, HHS, Downey


Trump mocks Fox News host Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask at his campaign rally and calls her 'politically correct'

President Donald Trump gives Laura Ingraham a kiss after inviting her on stage during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez President Donald Trump on Friday made fun of Fox News host Laura Ingraham for wearing a face mask at a campaign event in Michigan.  "I can't recognize you. Is that a mask? No way! Are you wearing a mask? I've never seen her in a mask," Trump sai...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Michigan, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, West Palm Beach Fla, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham, Palm Beach County Convention Center, Pandemic


Coronavirus live news: US passes 9m cases; Italian cases jump by 31,000 in a day

Italy also records 199 further deaths; US record surge killing nearly 1,000 Americans a day; Moscow creates vaccination networkGlobal report: Belgium facing new lockdown as Germany takes in patients‘It’s possible’: the race to approve a Covid vaccine by ChristmasUS shatters daily coronavirus record with nearly 90,000 new infectionsWhy Estonia excels at digital learning during CovidParis sees record traffic jams before lockdown 8.20pm GMT France has reported 49,215 new confirmed coronavirus c...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Germany, India, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Moscow, Belgium, Brazil, Estonia


The 10 Best Deals of October 30, 2020

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The U.S. Should Stop Blaming Other Countries for Plastic Pollution

Study after study have suggested that Asian countries, particularly ones in Southeast Asia, are the biggest contributors to plastic pollution. This belief has informed policy, too—the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent plan for how to tackle the issue of plastic pollution, for instance, said that together,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, United States, Plastic, Environmental Protection Agency, Plastic Pollution


Extreme Life Thrived in Hot Asteroid Pit After Dinosaur Extinction, Evidence Suggests

A gigantic pool of magma emerged beneath Earth’s surface following the impact event that wiped out all non-avian dinosaurs. New research suggests this hellish subterranean chamber hosted a biological ecosystem, a finding that could give clues as to how life emerged during Earth’s tumultuous early days.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Microbiology, Planetary Science, Extremophiles, Microorganisms, Life Finds A Way, Impact Craters, Chicxulub Impact Crater, Hydrothermal Systems


People Think They're Seeing Murder Hornets Everywhere Now

Last week—in what might somehow qualify as good news for 2020—bug scientists in Washington State reported discovering and then destroying the first known Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. These invasive predators pose a serious threat to bees, and researchers are desperate to stop their spread within North America. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bees, North America, Washington State, Insects, Murder Hornets, Asian Giant Hornets


I Have Unresolved Feelings About Kim Kardashian's Holo-Dad

I do not keep up with the Kardashians. Read more...
Tags: Death, Grief, Science, Kim Kardashian, Augmented Reality, Holograms, Death Tech, Holo Dad


Coronavirus live news: Italy cases jump by 31,000 in a day; US exceeds 91,000 daily cases

Italy also records 199 further deaths; US record surge killing nearly 1,000 Americans a day; Moscow creates vaccination networkWhy Estonia excels at digital learning during CovidParis sees record traffic jams ahead of lockdown White House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadUK coronavirus updates - live 6.27pm GMT The number of coronavirus infections in Spain rose by 25,595 on Friday, the highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic and the second consecutive record after ...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Austria, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Moscow, Estonia, Coronavirus


Joss Whedon’s Lawyers Deny Ray Fisher’s Newest Allegations

When Ray Fisher came forward with allegations earlier this year saying Joss Whedon created a toxic, abusive work environment on the set of Justice League, within a month, Warner Bros. launched an internal investigation into the matter. The studio then claimed Fisher refused to cooperate. There’s now another chapter to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Justice League, Warner Bros, Discrimination, DC Entertainment, Joss Whedon, Fisher, Zack Snyder, Geoff Johns, Colorism, Warner Media, Cyborg, Ray Fisher, DCEU, Jon Berg


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp tests negative for COVID-19 but is quarantining following exposure to the virus

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks during a dedication of the state's new Nathan Deal Judicial Center in Atlanta on February 11, 2020. AP Photo/John Amis Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is in quarantine after being exposed to someone who contracted the coronavirus, his office announced Friday. Kemp spokesman Cody Hall said both Kemp and his wife Marty took tests for the virus, and the governor later released a statement saying he tested negative but will continue quarantining. Drew Ferguson, a...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Ferguson, Associated Press, Breaking News, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Marty, Kemp, Johns Hopkins University


What to Do If You Think You See a Murder Hornet

Last week—in what might somehow qualify as good news for 2020—bug scientists in Washington State reported discovering and then destroying the first known Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. These invasive predators pose a serious threat to bees, and researchers are desperate to stop their spread within North America. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bees, North America, Washington State, Insects, Murder Hornets, Asian Giant Hornets


The Linux Foundation wants to help combat COVID-19 with free, open source apps to tell people when they've been exposed to the virus

People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street in Kiev Reuters Linux Foundation launched a public health unit in July to use open source software to combat the coronavirus pandemic and future epidemics. The foundation now has two apps: COVID Green, which is built by NearForm developers in Ireland, and COVID Shield, which is built by Shopify developers in Canada. Currently, contact tracing apps are not widely used, but the general manager of the initiative is optimistic t...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Open Source, Mobile, Science, Enterprise, Washington, US, Trends, Canada, Ireland, Oxford, Oxford University, Shopify, Linux Foundation


Are the Apple One Subscription Bundles Worth It? Let's Math It Out

Apple’s new subscription bundles launch today as Apple One. But how much are you really saving by subscribing to apps you might not even need?Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bundles, Icloud, Subscriptions, Consumer Tech, Apple Arcade, Apple News Plus, Apple TV Plus, Apple One, Fitness Plus


How a Biden Administration Could Fight Climate Change Without the Senate

Somewhere between a dream and nightmare is this scenario for Jan. 20, 2021: Joe Biden becomes president, while the Senate remains in Republican control. Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Joe Biden, Climate Policy, 2020 Election, Executive Powers


Skullcandy's Incredibly Cheap Wire-Free Earbuds Sound a Lot Better Than You'd Expect

Released to coincide with the news that the iPhone 12 line would no longer ship with headphones, Apple’s new $50 Beats Flex are the cheapest wireless earbuds the company sells—but they’re not completely wireless, and they’re not that cheap. Skullcandy’s new Jib True wireless earbuds easily best Beats with a truly…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones, Commerce, Consumer Tech, Skullcandy, Wireless Earbuds, Jib True Wireless


As If the Platypus Couldn’t Get Any Weirder

The platypus is nature’s crazy quilt, as this strange creature looks like about a half-dozen different animals all rolled into one. Turns out that platypuses were hiding yet another conspicuous feature: THEY CAN FREAKIN’ GLOW IN THE DARK.Read more...
Tags: Science, Zoology, Platypus, Mammals, Platypuses, Fluorescence


Scammers Are Pretending They Saw You Naked on Zoom

In an era of Jeffrey Toobin and always-on webcams, scammers have launched a new grift that involves claiming that they have access to your naked Zoom videos. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybersecurity, Scams, Jeffrey Toobin


His House Puts a Fresh Coat of Terror on the Haunting Genre

After barely escaping the horrors of war in South Sudan, Rial (Lovecraft Country’s Wunmi Mosaku) and Bol (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) Majul have made it all the way to London and into their first home. But their apparent good fortune has a terrifying downside, as Remi Weekes’ chilling His House soon reveals.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Horror, Immigration, Netflix, House, Streaming, Haunted Houses, Wunmi Mosaku, His House, Sope Dirisu, Remi Weekes, South Sudan Rial Lovecraft Country


Chris Christie Humiliated on Cameo

Does Chris Christie enjoy humiliation? The evidence is mounting. After spending four years debasing himself by supporting President Trump, the former New Jersey governor landed in the hospital with a covid-19 infection stemming from a White House superspreader event. Now he’s giving back to the people by offering…Read more...
Tags: Chris Christie, Science, Montana, White House, New Jersey, Cameo, Trump, Greg Gianforte, Mike Cooney, Chris Christie Humiliated


Diary From a Lifetime of Tech Failure

On my 32nd birthday, my 22-year-old sister mailed me a first-generation Tamagotchi. Too young to have suffered the Tamagotchi herself, she may have sweetly assumed that I was once the kind of focused, enraptured child from the throwback commercial—one with an innate or even competent grasp of faddish handheld…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Failure, Fail


Should you dine in a restaurant tent this winter? It depends on 5 safety factors

People dine in plastic tents for social distancing at a restaurant in Manhattan on October 15, 2020 in New York City, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Outdoor dining has been seen as a relatively safe activity during the pandemic, because there's good airflow, and sunlight, which both help nix the coronavirus.  But as winter descends on the US and Europe, more outdoor dining spots are erecting tents to keep their diners cozy. Those tents are not, necessarily...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, New York City, US, Trends, Public Health, Harvard, Cologne, Arizona, Manhattan, Bubbles, Murray, Berlin Germany, Virginia Tech, Koreatown



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