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COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high in US, nearing 62,000, as the country adds 131,000 new cases

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US has broken its April 15 record for COVID hospitalizations, according to The Covid Tracking Project, as winter nears. The US has recorded 1 million new cases within the first ten days of November 2020. Today, at least 131,000 cases were recorded nationally, according to The Covid T...
Tags: Utah, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Pfizer, States, Illinois, Anthony Fauci, Long Beach California, Doug Burgum, COVID-19, Covid Tracking Project


US nears 62,000 daily COVID-19 hospitalizations, an all time high, as it breaks another record of 131,000 new daily cases

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US has broken its April 15 record for COVID hospitalizations, according to The Covid Tracking Project, as winter nears. The US has recorded 1 million new cases within the first ten days of November 2020. Today, at least 131,000 cases were recorded nationally, according to The Covid T...
Tags: Utah, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Pfizer, States, Illinois, Anthony Fauci, Long Beach California, Doug Burgum, COVID, Covid Tracking Project


Joe Biden just announced his NASA transition team. Here's what space policy might look like under the new administration.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 10, 2020. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden named the members of his NASA transition team on Tuesday. Ellen Stofan, a former NASA chief scientist, will chair the team, which also includes an astrophysicist and a climate researcher. Biden will likely push back the timeline of NASA's Artemis moon mission, extend funding for the International Space Station, and direct more resources ba...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Politics, Texas, Science, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Nasa, Earth, Policy


TikTok, Like Us, Wants To Know If It's Banned Or Not

TikTok filed an injunction in a U.S. Appeals Court late Tuesday night in an attempt to halt an order by the Trump administration that would force the app to shutter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Walmart, Oracle, Trump, US Appeals Court, U S Appeals Court, Bytedance, Tiktok


Facebook Maybe Not Singlehandedly Undermining Democracy With Political Content, Says Facebook

In a dispatch from Facebook’s newsroom released Tuesday night, corporate executives sought to downplay the role partisan discourse plays in shaping the platform, stressing that political content makes up only about 6% of users’ newsfeeds and that ranking pages by which posts receive the most engagement is not…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Engagement, Reach, 2020 Election, Facebook Maybe Not


Do Not Relax: Covid-19 Is Reaching a Terrifying New Peak

This is not the time to let your guard down.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Your Cop-Friendly Spy Device Could Burst Into Flames

Another argument for throwing your Ring doorbell into a cement mixer: It might catch your house on fire. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Ring


We Now Know How Much Ubisoft Games on Amazon's Cloud Gaming Service Will Cost

As of this morning, anyone who has received, or will receive, a beta invite to Luna, Amazon’s brand new cloud gaming service, can access the Ubisoft+ channel that’s filled with—you guessed it—Ubisoft games like Assassins’ Creed Odyssey. What Amazon didn’t initially announce was the price of subscribing to that game…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Video Games, Ubisoft, Streaming Services, Luna, Consumer Tech, Yikes, Cloud Gaming, Luna Amazon, Creed Odyssey What Amazon


First murder hornet nest found to have 200 queens capable of spawning new nests

Washington state scientists found about 500 live specimens in various stages of development inside the basketball-sized nestWhen scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets found in the US, they discovered about 500 live specimens in various stages of development, officials said Tuesday.Among them were nearly 200 queens that had the potential to start their own nests, said Sven-Erik Spichiger, an entomologist leading the fight to kill the hornets. Continue...
Tags: Science, Washington, Animals, Environment, US, US news, Wildlife, Washington State, Insects, Sven Erik Spichiger


Coronavirus live news: countries scramble to secure vaccine doses as US sees record hospitalisations

UK reports highest deaths since May; Brazil cases pass 5.7m; US sees record hospitalisationsGovernments scramble to secure vaccine dosesPfizer and BioNTech vaccine poses huge global logistics challengeSix key questions about Pfizer/BioNtech vaccineJair Bolsonaro claims ‘victory’ after Chinese vaccine trial suspendedDenmark’s mass mink cull illegal, PM admits 12.19am GMT The Unites States has confirmed more than 100,000 cases per day – a 24 hour total not seen by any other country – every day...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Pfizer, Johns Hopkins University, Unites States, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 5.7m cases; Greek football players attend 'coronavirus party'

UK records 20,412 new cases since yesterday; Italian toll in last 24 hours is highest since 15 AprilOlympiakos slam players over ‘coronavirus party’ Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine poses huge global logistics challengeSix key questions about Pfizer/BioNtech vaccineJair Bolsonaro claims ‘victory’ after Chinese vaccine trial suspended 11.25pm GMT Hopes that the end of the pandemic has become nearer have soared after the news that a coronavirus vaccine was found to be 90% effective in global trials...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Pfizer, Natalie Grover, Coronavirus


7 Video Games Where You Can Play Hide-and-Seek

Some video games are linear: You have a goal and you achieve it, ideally successfully. Others are a bit more open-ended, letting you explore gorgeous worlds and interact with fascinating people or characters. Sometimes, it’s even fun to try and hide from them. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Rust, Need For Speed, Animal Crossing, Fortnite, Fallout 76, Watch It Nerds, Among Us


NASA finally certified SpaceX to fly astronauts on its Crew Dragon spaceship, just days before its next launch

The Resilience Crew Dragon capsule sits atop the Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 39A on November 10. SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX is set to send four astronauts into space on Saturday, launching them on its Falcon 9 rocket, then flying them to the space station aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. NASA certified that whole system for human spaceflight on Tuesday, making Crew Dragon the first commercial spacecraft ever to receive the designation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Rocket Launch, Musk, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean


West Virginia Man Arrested for Making a 'Wall Hook' That Could Turn an AR-15 Into an Illegal Machine Gun

A West Virginia man named Timothy Watson was arrested last week for allegedly selling a 3D-printed wall hook that, when disassembled, was actually a “drop-in auto sear,” a small piece of plastic that could turn the popular AR-15 rifle into an illegal machine gun.Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, West Virginia, 3d Printing, Timothy Watson


11 common health conditions that may increase risk of death from the coronavirus, including diabetes and heart disease

Getty Images According to a report on patient characteristics from Italy's National Institute of Health released on March 17, 99% of COVID-19 patients who have died in the country had at least one preexisting condition. Nearly 50% of the patients who died had three preexisting conditions.In the US, COVID-19 patients with underlying health conditions were 12 times more likely to die compared to those with none reported, according to CDC data through May 2020.Here's what we know about how mu...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Obesity, Cdc, US, Trends, Features, Tom Hanks, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Italy, Columbia University, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Against the Advice of My Betters, I Am Buying the Mac Mini

Don’t do it, they said. Hold off, they said!Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Computers, Mac Mini, Consumer Tech, Apple Silicon Event 2020, Mind Your Business


Leica's Latest Is a Beautiful Black and White Machine That'll Cost Ya $6,000

You don’t need to buy a Leica to get professional-level photos. It certainly won’t hurt, but a Leica is an object that tells the world you are either quite serious, have a ton of cash to burn, or a little bit of both. So, if you’re going to buy a Leica, why not buy a weird Leica?Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Cameras, Leica, Gear Porn, Q2 Monochrom


21 Good Things About Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a movie so bad we joke about how it doesn’t exist—“Oh, it’s a shame they never made a fourth Indiana Jones movie” is a statement one might say or hear. But over a decade since its release, it’s a whole new world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, John Williams, Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, Ray Winstone, Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull


Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine requires 2 shots given 3 weeks apart, which could make distribution more complicated

A volunteer receives an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus as part of a Pfizer clinical trial at the University of Maryland. University of Maryland Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, the company announced Monday.  The vaccine involves two shots administered three weeks apart. People may later need additional booster shots too, experts say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Turkey, Food And Drug Administration, HPV, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccines, Seattle, Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine, ORENSTEIN, Moderna, Thomas Peter Reuters


Boris Johnson Left Trump Victory Message in Congratulatory Tweet to Biden

Someone at 10 Downing Street isn’t so great with Photoshop: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted a congratulatory message to President-elect Joe Biden with a barely visible hidden message seemingly congratulating Trump on his electoral win.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Elections, UK, Science, Technology, Social Media, Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Whoops, 2020 Election, Boris Johnson Left Trump Victory Message


Apple's New 13-Inch MacBook Pro with M1 Promises to Destroy Its PC Rivals

Today, Apple announced its first in-house system-on-chip for Macs, the M1, and the Macs that will be based on the new processor: the MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and, of course, a 13-inch MacBook Pro.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Macbook Pro, MacBook Air Mac Mini, Apple Silicon Event 2020


Coronavirus live news: UK reports 532 further deaths for first time since mid-May; Italy registers 580 deaths

UK records 20,412 new cases since yesterday; Italian toll in last 24 hours is highest since 15 AprilPfizer and BioNTech vaccine poses huge global logistics challengeSix key questions about Pfizer/BioNtech vaccineJair Bolsonaro claims ‘victory’ after Chinese vaccine trial suspendedDenmark’s mass mink cull illegal, PM admits Italy ‘faces 10,000 Covid deaths in a month’ with no lockdown 7.11pm GMT More than 300,000 people have died of Covid-19 across Europe, according to a Reuters tally on Tues...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Pfizer, Reuters, Lucy Campbell, Coronavirus


3 experiments that prove the Earth is round

Flat-Earthers drive rational people nuts.A physicist offers three experiments to confirm it is those people who are crazy, not you.The experiments, however, do require a belief in mathematics. Happy World Science Day! It's been a rough year for ol' science, which probably hasn't been under attack by so many people since the (last) Dark Ages. Conspiracy theorists at heart, anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, and perhaps most unbelievably of all, flat-Earthers have been loudly calling into question the p...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Learning, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Sun, Dubai, Planets, Flat Earth, Geography, Wooding, Steven Wooding, Burj Khalifa Hotel


Spotify's Latest Acquisition Is All About Your Data

Another day, another Spotify acquisition. This time, it’s podcast advertising platform Megaphone, which the music streaming giant announced it was buying earlier today, in an attempt to beef up its advertising chops as it expands its roster of podcast programming.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Streaming, Streaming Music, Megaphone, Dolla Dolla Bills


How One Superhero RPG Wants to Bring Kamen Rider to the Tabletop

In 2017, Cave of Monsters Games’ Henshin! brought the Spandex-clad, candy-coated world of Super Sentai (Power Rangers, for those less familiar with its tokusatsu roots) to tabletop roleplaying. Three years later and with a deluxe release of the original game having made waves on Kickstarter, now the team wants to do…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Kickstarter, Tabletop Games, Kamen Rider, Tokusatsu, Roleplaying Games, Rider Konchu, Henshin, Cave Of Monsters Games, Sam Kusek


The Clean Energy Transition Is Becoming a Tidal Wave

This year, covid-19 lockdowns prompted a precipitous crash in fuel demand which tanked the the fossil fuel market. Oil companies have said it’s quite possibly never going to recover. But it’s a different story for renewable energy industry, which is thriving.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Oil, Renewable Energy, Gas, Coal, Covid 19


Scientists Have Discovered an Ancient Lakebed Beneath Greenland’s Ice

Using radar and other ice-penetrating instruments, scientists have detected a “fossil lakebed” preserved beneath the Greenland ice sheet, in what is the first discovery of its kind.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Greenland, Subglacial Lakes, Ancient Lakes


The Apple M1 Is Coming to the Mac Mini

The Mac Mini is getting a massive update just two years after the last one. Featuring an air-cooled M1 processor Apple promises this is the fastest Mac Mini, and because it’s a Mac Mini it should be the cheapest Mac overall, as well.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Mac Mini, Apple Silicon Event 2020


Finally! Apple Is Dropping macOS Big Sur November 12

Back at WWDC this summer, Apple teased one of the biggest updates to macOS since it moved to Unix with Mac OS X, and almost six months later, the update is finally upon us.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Big Sur, macOS, Apple Silicon Event 2020


Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine poses global logistics challenge

Europe and US create vast facilities for Covid-19 vaccine but poorer nations lack infrastructure, say expertsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo vast football-pitch-sized facilities equipped with hundreds of large freezers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Puurs, Belgium, will be the centres of the huge effort to ship the coronavirus vaccine, developed by US drug giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech, around the world.Governments are scrambling to prepare for the ro...
Tags: Europe, Business, Science, US, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Pfizer, KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN, Coronavirus, Puurs Belgium



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