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The US has been breaking new COVID-19 case records on a daily basis while Trump shares unsubstantiated voter fraud claims on Twitter

In addition to new cases, 68,516 current hospitalizations were also reported on Friday, breaking the previous hospitalizations record that was set the day before. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The US reported 170,333 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking the single-day count for the fourth day in a row, according to The COVID Tracking Project. On Friday, shortly after the record number of new cases was reported, Trump tweeted an unsubstantiated claim about the election, saying, "we ...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Business Insider, Pittsburgh, Trump, Mandel Ngan


'The dreaded winter surge is here': Oregon governor limits social gatherings to six people, closes gyms and dine-in eating in a 'two-week freeze' to slow COVID-19 spread

ROBYN BECK / Contributor/Getty Images Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a statewide "two-week freeze" on Friday to slow the spread of COVID-19, which will be in place from November 18 to at least December 2. Under the policy, which Brown said is similar to the state's "stay home" order from March, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of six people from two households. Gyms, event venues, and other large public facilities must close, grocery stores and malls will be limited to 75% cap...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Oregon, US, Trends, Healthcare, Portland, Brown, Kate Brown, Multnomah County, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Lockdowns, Tyler Sonnemaker


Google Is Shuttering the Expeditions App, but Its VR Field Trips Aren't Going Away For Good

Another one of Google’s virtual reality ventures is biting the dust. The company says it’s ending support for its VR educational app, Expeditions, next year, though it’ll fare far better than Google’s shuttered Daydream VR platform. Instead of discontinuing Expeditions completely, Google’s folding many of the app’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Education, Museums, Vr, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Google Expeditions, VR headsets, Google Arts And Culture


If Only This Animal Crossing Animated Series Were Real

Though you might have foregone it in favor of other video games, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing is still one of the most charming, relaxing titles to drop just when people across the world needed (and still need) a way to take their minds off the hellscape that is our reality. Animal Crossing encouraged all sorts of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Animation, Nintendo, Animal Crossing, Rilakkuma And Kaoru, Gabriel Salas, Jaime Mora, Ale Carrasco, Jeremy Neroess, Camila Asencio, Florencia Reyes


Elon Musk Has Conflicting COVID Tests and Starts Twitter Debate

Elon Musk is 49 so his risks are very low with COVID. Elon is a multi-billionaire and will be able to get the best treatments. Elon said he had the symptoms of a typical cold with nothing unusual so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Medicine, World, Virus, Innovation, Vaccines, Elon, COVID-19, COVID Elon


'Make plans for a different kind of Thanksgiving': New Mexico shutting down all non-essential business amid record-shattering surge in COVID-19

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new shutdown of non-essential businesses will take effect on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that the state will be closing all non-essential businesses, starting next week. Lujan Grisham, who co-chairs President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, is encouraging New Mexicans to stay home as much as possible through the end of the month. "Make plans fo...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, New Mexico, Charles Davis, Albuquerque Journal, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Eddie Moore, AP New Mexico


Airbnb Says It Turned Away 1.4 Million People Who Refused to Sign Its No-Bigotry Agreement

In the four years since it implemented an agreement to promote equitable treatment of its users, Airbnb claims that 1.4 million individuals have been barred from the platform because they declined to refuse bigotry. In an email to Gizmodo, a spokesperson confirmed that this is the number people who were asked to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airbnb, Gizmodo, Bigotry


We Don't Know Shit About The Mandalorian's Major New Planet, and That Rules

Star Wars, for better or worse, is fascinated with itself. It loves the past, even as it rails against it, an existential back and forth between adding to its vast tapestry or enriching what came before (or, more often than not, simply repeating it because it rhymes). But today’s episode of The Mandalorian, in a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, New Planet, Rosario Dawson, Ahsoka Tano, Bo Katan Kryze, Bo Katan, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


Coronavirus live news: Western Australia opens border, Trump says vaccine soon for vulnerable

Recent arrivals to New Zealand contacted after mystery case; Johns Hopkins records worst day of pandemic so far; state of Victoria still free of new cases 12.42am GMT A little more on the update from NSW, where no new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours but four new cases have been recorded in people in hotel quarantine.Health authorities in the state test sewage outflows for virus traces, and tests from Wednesday turned out positive for the Rouse Hill area that is a catchment for ...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Victoria, Western Australia, Johns Hopkins, Trump, NSW, Rouse Hill, Coronavirus


Italy registers 550 more deaths; record daily cases in Germany, Sweden and Russia – as it happened

Italy also registers 40,000 new infections; Germany records 23,542 new cases; Russia reports its worst day for new infections; Sweden’s hits daily record. This blog is now closedFollow today’s coronavirus blog hereGermany may extend lockdown as Covid cases in Italy soarMatrix party ‘disguised as film shoot’ to bypass German Covid rulesMohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19Leaders at a loss as coronavirus catches up with central Europe 12.34am GMT We are closing this coronavirus blog now. ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Germany, Russia, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Western Australia, Trump, Salah, Germany Sweden, Coronavirus, COVID


Oh My God We’re Still Talking About the TikTok Ban

Bonkers update on the Trump administration’s TikTok ban plan: TikTok says that the Trump Administration has extended (for the umpteenth time) the deadline for its force sale of its U.S. assets by 15 days, setting the date now for November 27 at honestlywhocares o’clock. Before you read further, I warn you, this is hot…Read more...
Tags: Science, Trump, Trump Administration, Tiktok, Shit Is Whack


20 million Americans could get a coronavirus vaccine next month, according to the head of Operation Warp Speed

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci 20 million Americans could receive a coronavirus vaccine in December, the top scientist involved in the US government's vaccine initiative said Friday. Moncef Slaoui said 25 million to 30 million Americans could be immunized each month after that.  That timeline is based on success for two leading vaccine candidates and a speedy c...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Biotech, Anthony Fauci, Health And Human Services, Johnson Johnson, Sanofi


Ticketmaster Fined More Than $1.6 Million Following 2018 Data Breach

Ticketmaster’s UK wing has been fined £1.25 million pounds (roughly $1.6 millions) following an investigation into the company’s lackluster response to a massive 2018 data breach affecting more than nine million customers. Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Fraud, Ticketmaster, Data Breaches, Whoops


How Bad Is It to Lose Your Grip on a Kettlebell?

I remember the first time I saw kettlebells in a commercial gym. I’ve heard of these, I thought, and decided to try some swings. I picked up one of the bells and faced the mirror—wait, no, I didn’t want to drop it and shatter the mirror. So I turned to my left, and realized if I lost my grip it would fly toward the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fear, Lifehacks, Strength Training, Kettlebells


The iPhone 12 Pro Max Is Entirely Too Much Phone, but It's So Good

I wish I had never used the iPhone 12 Pro Max.Read more...
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SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been delayed until Sunday due to wind and issues with the rocket-booster recovery

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 29, 2020. NASA and SpaceX have delayed the launch of their next astronaut mission to 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday. The launch was scheduled for Saturday but pushed back due to "onshore winds and first-stage booster recovery readiness," according to NASA. The Crew-1 mission is SpaceX's first full-length, contracted mission for NASA. This was the fourth time NASA announced a...
Tags: Transportation, Weather, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Air Force, Boeing, Falcon, Mike Hopkins, Walker


SpaceX is slated to send its first full astronaut crew to space on Sunday. Watch it live.

NASA's Crew-1 astronauts participate in equipment testing at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, it's SpaceX's first full-length mission for NASA. Here's how to watch the rocket launch live. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX has secured its Crew Dragon spaceship to the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, and th...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Falcon, Mike Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, SpaceX SpaceX


What Are You Doing for Thanksgiving? Are You Sure?

The covid-19 pandemic is possibly at its most dire moment yet, especially in the U.S. Reported cases and hospitalizations continue to reach new record highs here, while daily deaths may soon threaten to approach or surpass the record death tolls seen in the spring. Despite this, at least according to the findings of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Elon Musk's positive COVID-19 test means he likely can't attend SpaceX's astronaut launch on Sunday, based on NASA rules

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has criticized coronavirus shelter-in-place measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk said on Twitter that he tested positive for the coronavirus. However, the rapid test Musk used is less reliable than other types. He got two positive and two negative results. Still, his positive test may prevent Musk from attending the launch of SpaceX's Crew-1 mission on Sunday, according to NASA's rules. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, International Space Station, Columbia University, Nih, San Antonio, Musk


The 10 Best Deals of November 13, 2020

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It Sure Sounds Like Nest Audio Will Double as Home Theater Speakers Soon

If your budget doesn’t allow for dropping hundreds of dollars on a pricey soundbar, smart devices that double as home theater speakers could offer a way to upgrade your setup on the cheap.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Speakers, Home Theater, Nest Audio


The Mandalorian Just Opened Up a Galaxy of New Possibilities

In terms of pure revelations, Chapter 11 of The Mandalorian may be the show’s most significant episode yet. Short of introducing the Child in the first episode, the characters and ideas introduced this week have the potential to shake the world of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) to the core. They might just change the galaxyRead more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Bryce Dallas Howard, Lucasfilm, Lightsabers, TV Recap, Sasha Banks, Katee Sackhoff, Bo Katan Kryze, Titus Welliver, Simon Kassianides, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Mandalorian Recaps


Police Called To Ubisoft Canada HQ Due To Possible Hostage Taking

Police were outside the Peck building, which houses some of Ubisoft Montreal’s offices, responding to a possible hostage situation Friday afternoon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Canada HQ


Police Evacuate Ubisoft Montreal HQ Amid Hostage Rumors, Say No Actual Threat Identified [Update]

Police were outside the Peck building, which houses some of Ubisoft Montreal’s offices, responding to a possible hostage situation Friday afternoon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Montreal HQ


Police Evacuate Ubisoft Montreal HQ Amid Hostage Rumors, Say No Actual Threat Identified

Police were outside the Peck building, which houses some of Ubisoft Montreal’s offices, responding to a possible hostage situation Friday afternoon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Montreal HQ


Russian and North Korean Hackers Attacked Covid-19 Labs, Microsoft Says

Microsoft researchers have found evidence that Russian and North Korean hackers have systematically attacked covid-19 labs and vaccine makers in an effort to steal data and initiate ransomware attacks.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Microsoft


Climate Scientists Debunk ‘Point of No Return’ Paper Everyone’s Freaking Out About

On Thursday, a new study came out warning that even if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide, the world has reached the “point of no return” for climate change. The paper claims that’s because Arctic permafrost—carbon-rich, permanently frozen earth made of rocks, water, and dead wildlife—is melting irreversibly, and it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Debunkery, Goals, Arctic, Oil And Gas, Carbon Capture, Ice Ice Maybe


El Paso nurses speak out against 'irresponsible and insensitive' lifting of the city's shutdown order

Nurses Tishna Soto, left, and Lizette Torres speak to reporters as they prepare a protest outside their work at the Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio Nurses in El Paso, Texas, spoke out Friday against a court ruling that temporarily lifted the city's shutdown of non-essential businesses. More than 30,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19. More than 1,100 of them are in the hospital. "I'm just extremely exhausted...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Trends, National Nurses United, Charles Davis, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Cooper, Paxton, Ken Paxton, El Paso County, El Paso Texas, Lucio, Samaniego


Researchers are trying to save a vulnerable California frog species using cutting-edge AI

Researchers are working on how to better identify the habitats and patterns of vulnerable species. Nicholas Berger for Business Insider Weekly The vulnerable California red-legged frog faces pressure from farmers who need their breeding grounds to irrigate crops. One company, Conservation Metrics, is using machine learning technology to better identify the frogs' habitats and flag them for protection. The same technology is being used to track at-risk wildlife around the world, and could p...
Tags: Video, Science, California, Trends, Nature, Frogs, Conservation, Machine Learning, Endangered Species, Ai, Frog, Santa Cruz California, Tech Insider, Nicholas Berger, Business Insider Weekly, Emily Hager


The Past Week Is Boot Camp for the Climate War Ahead

This week has felt like an eon, one that encompassed both dance-in-the-street euphoria and an out-of-control deadly pandemic raging amidst an attempt to subvert democracy. Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Climate Policy, 2020 Election



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