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Civil Rights Watchdogs Call for Twitter to Suspend Trump's Account Already

Two national, nonpartisan civil rights groups are calling on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to suspend President Donald Trump’s account as state election officials finish tallying votes. Their reasoning... well, that should be evident to anyone who’s been doomscrolling these past few days while waiting for this seemingly…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Moderation, President Trump


US counties showing the worst surge of COVID-19 cases overwhelmingly voted for Trump in this year's election

Getty Counties that are experiencing some of the worst COVID-19 surges have overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump in this year's presidential election, the Associated Press reported.  Trump won the majority of votes in more than 90% of the 376 US counties with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.  Most of those were rural areas in Midwestern states, where there is high opposition to social distancing and face mask guidelines.  Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Wisconsin, Associated Press, University Of Chicago, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, Lane, Johns Hopkins University, NORC


The US surpassed 116,000 daily new COVID-19 cases, again breaking the record for highest single-day count

In total, there have been more than 9.5 million cases in the US and almost 227,000 deaths. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US surpassed 116,000 daily new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, again breaking the record for highest single-day count of new infections since the pandemic began, according to The COVID Tracking Project. The daily death toll reached 1,124 as hospitalizations continue to sharply rise. Experts have warned the US is entering the deadliest stage of the pandemic, with Dr. Anthony...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Pandemic, Spencer Platt Getty, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Deborah Birx, Birx, Kelsey Vlamis


Steve Bannon Might Regret Calling for Acting Government Officials to Be Murdered [Updated]

Washed-up former White House chief strategist and felony fraud defendant Steve Bannon isn’t taking Donald Trump’s increasingly certain ouster from the presidency well. In an episode of his interminable WAR ROOM: Pandemic podcast on Thursday, he called for the nation’s top infectious disease official and the director…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Science, Youtube, White House, Donald Trump, Soundcloud, Steve Bannon, Stitcher, Heads On Pikes


Steve Bannon Might Regret Calling for Acting Government Officials to Be Murdered

Washed-up former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon isn’t taking Donald Trump’s increasingly certain ouster from the presidency well. In an episode of his interminable WAR ROOM: Pandemic podcast on Thursday, he called for the nation’s top infectious disease official and the director of the FBI to be murdered…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Science, Youtube, White House, Fbi, Donald Trump, Soundcloud, Steve Bannon, Stitcher, Heads On Pikes


Coronavirus live news: US breaks new cases record for second straight day as world suffers highest daily deaths

Global total cases rise by record of nearly 700,000; US adds over 100,000 cases for two days in a row, according to Johns Hopkins; Denmark removed from UK travel corridor UK chancellor extends furlough scheme until early 2021Exclusive: UK rapid mass tests miss over 50% of cases in pilotSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.23am GMT AFP is reporting, citing Johns Hopkins, that the United States will again break the global high for cases reported in 24 hours on Thursday, beating its own Wednesday...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Slovenia, Denmark, Ljubljana, Johns Hopkins, Afp, Johns Hopkins University


Dozens of New Emoji Roll Out With iOS 14.2 Today

The mustachioed disguise emoji you’ve been yearning for has finally arrived.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Emoji


Coronavirus live news: US reports global record new cases as world suffers highest daily deaths

11,447 deaths recorded globally in 24 hours; global total cases rise by record of nearly 700,000; US added 102,000 cases on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins UK chancellor extends furlough scheme until early 2021Exclusive: UK rapid mass tests miss over 50% of cases in pilotSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.27am GMT It looks Thursday will again see the US break the global record for daily coronavirus cases – for the third time in eight days – with a possible 116,000 new cases reported i...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Anderson Cooper, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, Johns Hopkins UK


Coronavirus live news: US records global record 102,000 new cases as world suffers highest daily deaths

11,447 deaths recorded globally in 24 hours; global total cases rise by record of nearly 700,000; Columbia’s lawmakers in quarantine. Italy reports highest death toll since AprilDenmark plans to cull 15m mink over Covid mutation fearsUK chancellor extends furlough scheme until early 2021Exclusive: UK rapid mass tests miss over 50% of cases in pilotChina bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdownUS sets record for daily new cases average one day after election 11.32pm GMT He...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Columbia, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: UK records another 378 deaths; France registers record 58,046 new cases

UK also sees more then 24,000 new cases; France daily infections rise again as official says virus crisis is getting worseItaly reports highest death toll since AprilDenmark plans to cull 15m mink over Covid mutation fearsUK chancellor extends furlough scheme until early 2021Exclusive: UK rapid mass tests miss over 50% of cases in pilot China bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdownUS sets record for daily new cases average one day after election 11.09pm GMT Brazil report...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, France, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Coronavirus, COVID


The First Human Composting Company Is Ready to Lay You to Rest in Washington

The Evergreen state has become even more, uh, evergreen. Washington passed a law in 2019 allowing people to turn themselves into compost after death. This month, the first officially licensed human composting company opened its doors to help citizens meet their maker in a more environmentally friendly manner.Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Washington, Evergreen, Compost, Green Burial, First Human Composting Company


Sean Hannity Wants Pics

It’s day three... hundred... of the 2020 election. The president is teetering on the edge of irrelevancy, praying for someone, somewhere to stop counting votes so he never has to learn what it’s like to be turned away from a home like, say, a Black nurse in the ‘60s trying to rent an apartment from his dad.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sean Hannity, 2020 Election, Send Sean Some Pics


Facebook Removes 'Stop the Steal,' a Pro-Trump Group Behind Demonstrations

You’ve probably seen Donald Trump supporters standing in front of ballot-counting facilities demanding that authorities “stop the count,” and you’ve probably seen similar pro-Trump groups in different states demanding that authorities “count every vote!” While it’s only been two days since the election count began,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Georgia, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Facebook Group, Put The Vote Down Flip It And Reverse It, Stop The Steal, Trump Group Behind Demonstrations


The First Human Composting Company Is Nearly Ready to Lay You to Rest in Washington

The Evergreen state has become even more, uh, evergreen. Washington passed a law in 2019 allowing people to turn themselves into compost after death. This month, the first officially licensed human composting company has opened its doors to help citizens meet their maker in a more environmentally friendly manner.Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Washington, Evergreen, Compost, Green Burial


Jackson, Mississippi, Embraces the Surveillance State

Police in Jackson, Mississippi are reportedly asking resident owners of internet-connected security cameras, like Amazon’s Ring devices, to give them unfettered access to their live video feeds for use in a “Real Time Crime Center.” A Ring spokesperson made it extremely clear that Ring was not consulted, nor does it…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Mass Surveillance, Ring, Jackson Mississippi


Meet the Company Aiming to Create the Next Evolution in Collectibles

Lots of companies make products people collect, but very few of those companies innovate the idea of collecting itself. That’s what a company called Figpin is trying to do. From the outside, it looks pretty simple; it’s a pin company that makes Star Wars, Marvel, DC, anime, all matter of geeky pins. If you are just a…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Collection, Animation, Pins, Warner Bros, Pixar, Lucasfilm, DC Entertainment, Collectibles, Naruto, My Hero Academia, Figpin


The 10 Best Deals of November 5, 2020

Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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Ransomware Hackers Just Hit Capcom's Corporate Networks

Japanese game developer Capcom—creator of classic worldwide hits like Street Fighter, and Resident Evil—has been hit with a ransomware attack to its internal networks, compromising a mass of corporate intel on the company’s internal operations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacks, Capcom, Ransomeware, Sorry Gamers


How coronavirus symptoms differ from the flu, common cold, and allergies in one chart

Patient Setsuko Smidmore awaits testing at the St George Hospital COVID-19/Flu Assessment Clinic on May 15, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images Coronavirus outbreaks are overlapping with the spread of the seasonal flu and common cold. One trick to distinguish these illnesses is to look at their most common first symptom: Coronavirus patients, for instance, often develop a fever before a cough. Loss of taste and smell is also a coronavirus hallmark. Generally, the c...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, London, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Sydney, Anthony Fauci, Allergies, Conrad Williams, University Of Southern California, Massachusetts General Hospital, King s College


Contact Lens-Removing Robot Requires More Faith in Technology Than I'll Ever Have

Contact lenses offer a more comfortable alternative to wearing glasses for those with vision issues, but that’s assuming you can handle/endure the process of putting them in and taking them out. A Florida man has invented a robot that can insert and remove contact lenses for someone who can’t, although seeing it in…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Florida, Science, Medical, Tech, Robots, Florida Man, Inventor, Consumer Tech, Contact Lenses


What If That New Mandalorian Character Isn’t Who You Think?

The premiere of The Mandalorian’s second season brought with it a lot of familiarities—the return of our heroes, locales we know well, and some very famous armor. But in its final moment, it teased something major coming to Din Djarin’s quest to find the remnants of his people. But...is there any chance it actually…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, Clones, Jango Fett, The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Din Djarin


PSA: Don't Expect to Camp Outside Best Buy for Your PS5 on Launch Day

Sony announced today ahead of the launch of its next-generation PS5 console next week that units will not actually be available for purchase in-store on day one, which will be either Nov. 12 or Nov. 19, depending on your region. That means if you were hoping to brave cooling temperatures—and a global pandemic, at…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Consumer Tech, Don, Pandemic, PS5, Covid 19


Norway’s Supreme Court Will Hear an Arctic Drilling Case With Global Implications

Norwegian climate activists are taking their government to court over Arctic drilling. The case’s fate could have implications for climate litigation around the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Norway, Supreme Court Will Hear, Climate Lawsuits, Ice Ice Maybe


Coronavirus live news: France registers record 58,046 new cases; Italy reports highest death toll since April

France daily infections rise again as official says virus crisis is getting worse; Italian record total comes amid anger over regional lockdownsUK chancellor extends furlough scheme until early 2021UK coronavirus updates – liveDenmark plans to cull 15m mink over Covid mutation fearsChina bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdownUS sets record for daily new cases average one day after election 6.11pm GMT The Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has ordered border guards...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, France, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization, Belarus, New Delhi, Alexander Lukashenko


The iPhone 12 Pro Is More Popular Than Expected and Causing Chip Shortages

If you’re thinking of buying an iPhone 12 Pro, you might have to wait a bit longer than expected to receive it. It appears that Apple is currently facing a shortage of power management chips that are vital to supporting new camera features and 5G, Bloomberg reports. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Bloomberg, Macbook, Chips, iPhone 12 Pro, Apple Silicon


New American Airlines Wheelchair Policy Strands Passengers Relying on Mobility Devices

A change to the wheelchair policy at American Airlines has quietly flown under the radar for months. The revised guidelines put weight restrictions on electric wheelchairs for certain flights that were previously capable of transporting the same mobility devices. The move appears to be a cost-cutting measure that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Planes, Accessibility, Airlines, American Airlines, John Morris, NEW American Airlines, WHEELCHAIRS, Mobility Devices


A new book of dicks, human and otherwise

"Nothing gets clicks like a story about dicks," writes biologist Emily Willingham. "Even if it's about a penis that's 1.5 millimeters long and millions of years old." The quote is from Willingham's new book Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, Science, News, Biology, Anatomy, Penises, Willingham, Emily Willingham


Covid immune response faster and stronger post-infection, scientists say

Strongest evidence yet found of sustained defence in people who recover from coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have found the strongest evidence yet that people who recover from Covid may mount a much faster and more effective defence against the infection if they encounter the virus again.Researchers at Rockefeller University in New York found that the immune system not only remembered the virus but improved the quality of protective antibodies af...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Rockefeller University, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports 445 new deaths, highest daily toll since end of April

Daily Italian total comes as Piedmont, Calabria, Lombardy and Aosta Valley face new restrictions from Friday; three-week restrictions in GreeceUK chancellor extends furlough scheme until early 2021UK coronavirus updates – liveDenmark plans to cull 15m mink over Covid mutation fearsChina bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdownUS sets record for daily new cases average one day after election 5.22pm GMT Greece has reported 2,917 new coronavirus cases, hitting a new daily pe...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Greece, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Aosta Valley, Pan American Health Organization PAHO, Coronavirus, Piedmont Calabria Lombardy, GreeceUK


6 Extremely Unfortunate Things You Can Be Allergic To

Everyone knows you can be allergic to things like peanuts, bees, and cats. For people with such allergies, they can often get through life in relative safety by simply avoiding their triggers. But some unfortunate folks have rare allergies to things that are nearly impossible to avoid, like water and sunlight. Here…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Allergies, Bad Luck



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