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This AI Can Tell if You Have Covid-19 Just by Listening to Your Cough

It feels like whenever I cough these days it triggers a mini-panic attack that I promptly try to quash with a steady stream of chamomile tea. Thankfully, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have figured out a way to gauge whether a person has covid-19 just from the sound of their cough, so I may…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Neural Networks, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Pandemic, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Super Typhoon Goni, the World’s Strongest Storm This Year, Makes Landfall in the Philippines

Days after being hit by Typhoon Molave, the Philippines braced itself as another storm, Super Typhoon Goni, made landfall on Saturday. Goni is a Category Five storm and is the strongest to make landfall this year so far. Read more...
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This AI Can Tell if You Have Covid-19 Just by Listening to Your Cough, Researchers Say

It feels like whenever I cough these days it triggers a mini-panic attack that I promptly try to quash with a steady stream of chamomile tea. Thankfully, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they figured out a way to gauge whether a person has covid-19 just from the sound of their cough, so I…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Neural Networks, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Pandemic, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Johnson’s U-turn puts England under tough new lockdown

Rules will shut pubs, cafes and non-vital shops, while local reviews will take place after a four-week periodBoris Johnson performed an extraordinary U-turn on Saturday as he unveiled new month-long national lockdown measures across England, amid accusations that government indecision and delay will cost lives and livelihoods across the country.With immediate warnings of the grave economic fallout and a mounting backlash among Tory MPs, the prime minister announced that a series of measures woul...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Someone's Leaked the Covid-19 Hospitalization Data That Trump's Kept Under Wraps

When the federal government put the Department of Health and Human Services in charge of hospital data aggregation instead of its subsidiary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, critics feared that the Trump administration might be trying to stifle news to keep the public in the dark about how bad the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Hospitals, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Health And Human Services, HHS, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


You’re Not Hearing Things, Some Apple AirPods Pro Have Static and Crackling Issues

If you’ve been hearing static or crackling sounds on your AirPods Pro, rest assured: You are sane. The sound issues are actually an Apple problem, and the company wants to fix them for you for free. Read more...
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Someone's Leaked the Covid-19 Hospitalization Data That the Trump Administration Kept Under Wraps

When the federal government put the Department of Health and Human Services in charge of hospital data aggregation instead of its subsidiary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, critics feared that the Trump administration might be trying to stifle news to keep the public in the dark about how bad the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Hospitals, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Health And Human Services, HHS, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday, November 1 — here's why we have it and why some countries and states have gotten rid of it

Sunset over the Arizona desert Shutterstock At 2 a.m. ET on November 1, Americans will "fall back" by moving their clocks an hour earlier for daylight-saving time.  The common wisdom about daylight-saving time is that it's about farming, but it's not. The history of daylight-saving time goes back to World War I, when it was thought to save energy.  Today, most of the US, with the exception of Hawaii, Arizona, and many US territories, recognizes daylight-saving time. Here's the full history...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, California, Germany, Time, US, West Virginia, Trends, Eu, European Union, History, Features, Britain, United States


This Is How Wuhan, China, Is Celebrating Halloween

The majority of people can probably recite one of the most basic lessons of the coronavirus pandemic: Don’t get too close to others, especially without a mask. Knowing that, it would be totally reasonable to think that the picture above is from a previous Halloween, before “coronavirus” was part of our daily…Read more...
Tags: Health, Halloween, Science, Wuhan, Wuhan China, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Outsiders heading for New York from all other states must test negative for coronavirus before and after they arrive, Cuomo announces

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference on July 23, 2020 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state of New York. Those traveling to the state will need to test negative for the disease within three days of their trip and quarantine immediately upon entering.  After three days, that traveler must also get a second test for COVID-19, and if it is negative, they will be ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, US, Trends, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Cuomo, Johns Hopkins University, New York Cuomo, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, COVID, New York City Jeenah Moon Getty Images New York, Jack Sterne


9 Trump Quotes About Climate Change With Totally Random Photos

“I’m an environmentalist. A lot of people don’t understand that. I think I know more about the environment than most people.” — Donald Trump, Aug. 26, 2019Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: US sets world record for daily cases – as it happened

England lockdown expected early next week; US passes 9m infections; Melbourne records no new cases or deaths. 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 See all our coronavirus coverage 7.58pm GMT This blog will wrap up shortly. Here the latest key developments at a glance: 7.47pm GMT Just a reminder that if you want to get in touch and share comments or tips,...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, France, Germany, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Melbourne, Trump Administration, Coronavirus


UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson announces new lockdown in England from Thursday – live news

PM says unless we act now we will exceed capacity in hospitals and see thousands of deaths a day 7.22pm GMT Q: Was your failure to follow Sage advice the wrong call? Johnson says: “We have to balance that scientific advice with the consequences for people’s lives, people’s mental health, people’s livelihoods that comes from lockdown measures. We’re not closing schools, it’s very, very important that we’re keeping schools open. We want to keep going. People, of course, should work from home,...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Add vitamin D to bread and milk to help fight Covid, urge scientists

Widespread deficiency shows that current government guidance on supplements is failingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists are calling for ministers to add vitamin D to common foods such as bread and milk to help the fight against Covid-19.Up to half the UK population has a vitamin D deficiency, and government guidance that people should take supplements is not working, according to a group convened by Dr Gareth Davies, a medical physics researcher at Imperial C...
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Wolfwalkers Is Bringing Lush Forest Magic to Apple TV

From the creatives behind animated films Secret of the Kells and Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers is on its way to a limited theatrical run and onto Apple TV. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: US sets world record for daily cases; Italy records highest total of infections

England lockdown expected early next week; US passes 9m infections; Melbourne records no new cases or deaths. 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 See all our coronavirus coverage 5.13pm GMT The number of Covid-related hospitalisations hit record numbers in at least 14 European countries this week, as the second wave of the pandemic hit, according to AFP da...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, France, Germany, US, US news, Czech Republic, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Melbourne, Afp


A new CDC study suggests roughly 50% of people living with someone who has COVID-19 get it — usually in less than 5 days

A mobile advertising vehicle displays a coronavirus high risk area warning in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on August 22, 2020. Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images A new CDC study suggests it's very easy to get the coronavirus from someone who's living in your household. The report showed that roughly half (53%) of people surveyed who were living with a COVID-19 positive person wound up sick within a week, according to their daily self-administered tests. Illnesses were transmitted quickl...
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UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson to give press conference on new lockdown in England as UK passes 1m cases - live news

Follow the latest on the virus in the UK as the PM is expected to set out plans for a month-long lockdown in England amid warnings that infections are ‘running riot’ 4.15pm GMT The UK has now recorded more than 1m confirmed cases, Reuters reports citing government figures. “Between 31 January and 31 October 2020, there have been 1,011,660 people who have had a confirmed positive test result,” the government said. 4.10pm GMT Sky’s Beth Rigby has also been given a briefing on what to expec...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Sky, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Beth Rigby, Coronavirus


California's Hills Are Haunted by the Ghosts of Wind Energy's Past

Interstate 580 runs from the California’s North Bay through to the Central Valley. Along the way, it goes over the crest of Altamont Pass and hills that turn golden in summer and lush green with the winter rains.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Ghosts, Renewable Energy, Jimmy Carter, Wind Energy, North Bay, Altamont Pass, Central Valley Along


A Broken 3D Printer Inspired This Futuristic Fabric

3D printers usually work by extruding long strings of molten plastic onto a surface. When MIT Media Lab researchers spotted a broken printer squirting out plastic erratically, they had an idea: By programming a normal home 3D printer, they could simulate that erratic extrusion and create a sort of light, flexible lace…Read more...
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Get 25% Off CBD Deodorant and Other Clean, Vegan Lifestyle Products in Kopari Beauty Sale

 Kopari Beauty CBD Deodorant | $14 | Ulta BeautyRead more...
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Clive Barker Is on Board For HBO and David Gordon Green's Hellraiser Series

Somebody opened the box. Read more...
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UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson to give press conference on a new lockdown in England - live news

Follow the latest on the virus in the UK as the PM is expected to set out plans for a month-long lockdown in England amid warnings that infections are ‘running riot’ 3.13pm GMT A further 208 people who had tested positive for Covid have died in English hospitals, NHS England has announced. The patients were aged between 26 and 101. The deaths occurred between 21 to 30 October. 3.09pm GMT The Scottish government has reported 1,101 new infections and a further 24 deaths. The daily number o...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Scotland, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


In troubled times, a ritual walk can clear the mind and soothe the soul

A pilgrimage is healing because it encourages you to savour the momentCome autumn, as a way of defying the back-to-school doldrums brought on by a rapid shortening of the days, and to mark what feels like the true start of a year, I go on a pilgrimage. This year, more than ever, I crave the slow and steady rhythm of a walking pace, big skies, and cleansing wind and rain to shake off the cobwebs of a long confinement and to break the domestic routines of daily life. I want to connect to my own pu...
Tags: Psychology, England, Science, Fitness, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Walking, Edward, Dorset, Westminster Abbey, Golden Cap, St Candida, Marshwood Vale, St Wite


Octopuses can taste with their arms — here's how their tentacles distinguish food from toxic prey

A common octopus moves across the seabed in Marseille, France, on August 2, 2017. Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Octopuses use their eight tentacles to envelop and shovel prey into their mouths. Special receptors on their tentacles help octopuses taste objects just by touching them, a new study found. This touch-taste sense helps an octopus detect hidden prey and retreat from objects that taste toxic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Octopuses are famous for being intelligent es...
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Here's why we need more African archaeologists | Sada Mire

The form that archaeology has taken in Europe doesn’t apply everywhere. Better knowledge of local cultures is vitalCultural heritage is a basic human need. Yes – humans don’t only need food and shelter, culture is required for them to survive and thrive. Our cultural values glue us to one another and help us create security and a community. I believe that cultural and archaeological sites can be part of that basic human need, too. Cemeteries and sacred places form part of our identity. Often the...
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Sir Sean Connery, the Enduring Face of James Bond, Has Died

Sir Sean Connery, star of stage and screen and the legendary actor who catapulted Ian Fleming’s spyfi novel hero into a movie and pop-cultural icon, has passed away at 90.Read more...
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The International Space Station has housed people for 20 years, but the $150 billion experiment will soon come to an end

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 36 flight engineer, is pictured near the windows in the Cupola of the International Space Station on August 7, 2013. NASA November 2 marks the 20th anniversary of people continuously living on the International Space Station. Over those two decades, the station has hosted 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments, including growing vegetables in and researching the human body response to microgravity. But the ISS requires constant maintenance a...
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The International Space Station has housed people for 20 years. From elusive air leaks to 3,000 experiments, here's how the $150 billion project has evolved.

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 36 flight engineer, is pictured near the windows in the Cupola of the International Space Station on August 7, 2013. NASA November 2 marks the 20th anniversary of people continuously living on the International Space Station. Over those two decades, the station has hosted 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments, including growing vegetables in and researching the human body response to microgravity. But the ISS requires constant maintenance a...
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Coronavirus live news: US sets world record for daily cases as Europe passes 10m Covid infections

England lockdown expected early next week; US passes 9m infections; Melbourne records no new cases or deaths. 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 See all our coronavirus coverage 11.19am GMT A one-month ‘action plan’ doubling up on restrictions in Greece has just been announced by prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, writes Helena Smith, the Guardian’s Athen...
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