Climate Change Has Hit the U.S. Harder Than Any Other G20 Country

Of all 20 member countries in the G20—a group of powerful nations which accounts for 85% of the world’s GDP and creates some 78% of all global greenhouse gas pollution—the U.S. has been hit hardest economically by extreme weather fueled by the climate crisis. But when rather than using covid-19 economic stimulus bills…Read more...
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Amid Utah's COVID-19 surge, conspiracy theorists who don't believe the increase in cases tried to enter a Utah ICU

Reuters With Utah posting record hospitalizations, according to the Utah Department of Health, conspiracy theorists tried to enter a hospital to prove that the recent COVID-19 case surge is a hoax. Utah is recruiting medical professionals from out of state, and reporting that 85% of ICU beds are currently being used, with almost half being COVID-19 related. According to the statement from Intermountain Healthcare, "although these situations are few and isolated, stopping attempts to gain ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Science, New York City, Trends, Conspiracy Theory, Reuters, Hansen, Provo, Provo Utah, KSL, Utah Department of Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Kyle Hansen, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Trump Axes Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

President Trump has fired the nation’s top election security official, Christopher Krebs, head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Trump announced his decision Tuesday night via Twitter.Read more...
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Trump Fires Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

President Trump has fired the nation’s top election security official, Christopher Krebs, head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Trump announced the new Tuesday night via Twitter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Christopher Krebs, 2020 Election, Election Security

The LAPD Just Banned Its Officers From Using Third-Party Facial Recognition Software

The Los Angeles Police Department issued a moratorium on the use of commercial facial recognition software on Tuesday, effectively ending a trial with dystopian software manufacturer Clearview AI that the department had long sought to downplay.Read more...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles Police Department, Facial Recognition Software, Clearview AI, Moratorium

Canadian doctor Roger Hodkinson’s testimony against covid mass hysteria to a professional committee

Someone’s shared this. It appears to be from this doctor. If true (it sounds true) – this is making note of:  
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DuckTales Has Blown My Dang Mind

Disney’s shockingly excellent reboot of DuckTales has given us countless joys: The introduction of Huey, Dewey, and Louie’s mother Della; David Tennant voicing Scrooge McDuck; and the origin of Chip and Dale and the Rescue Rangers, just to name a few. But the series has also given me a scene that changed everything I…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Disney, Animation, David Tennant, Holy Crap Wtf, Ducks, Disney Xd, Louie, Dale, Scrooge McDuck, Della, Ducktales, Huey Dewey, Rescue Rangers, Dang Mind

Brits Upset Apple Cart

Police in central England are asking for help catching thieves who made off with an estimated $6.6 million in Apple gadgets last Tuesday night.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, England, Science, Apple Watch, Doing Crimes

Stock Trading App Robinhood May Hold an IPO in Just a Few Months

Stock trading app Robinhood is seeking financial advisers to help it go public as soon as the spring of 2021, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Finance, Wall Street, Bloomberg, Stocks, Stock Market, Robinhood, Fintech, Late Capitalism, Stonks

87-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questions former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) Associated Press Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa tested positive for COVID-19, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday. Grassley, 87, was self-quarantining after exposure to the coronavirus earlier this week. It was not immediately clear how he was exposed. "I'm feeling good + will ...
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Twitter Reportedly Considering Adding a 'Dislike' Button

Apparently drunk with power after slapping ‘misleading information’ labels on several of President Donald Trump’s tweets, Twitter is now reportedly “exploring” the option of adding a ‘dislike’ button. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: senator Chuck Grassley tests positive; airlines offer Covid testing

Senior US figure spoke on Senate floor without a mask; UK pressed to open transatlantic travel corridors; Italy records 731 deaths, its worst figure since AprilRepublican senator Chuck Grassley tests positiveTrump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts sayUK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrivesUK police can resume issuing instant £10,000 Covid fines 12.20am GMT The Fijian rugby team’s European tour is in disarray with almost the entire...
Tags: UK, Science, Senate, US, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Italy, Grassley, Coronavirus

UK, Italy and Spain record highest daily death totals since spring - as it happened

Coronavirus live news: senator Chuck Grassley tests positive; airlines offer Covid testing 12.10am GMT This blog is closing now but you can follow our continuing live coverage here. Thanks for reading. Related: Coronavirus live news: senator Chuck Grassley tests positive; airlines offer Covid testing 11.49pm GMT I am off now, but my colleague Graham Russell is taking over the blog. Please direct any tips his way, thanks.
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Chuck Grassley, Graham Russell, UK Italy, Coronavirus

Firefox's Latest Update Promises Safer, More Secure Browsing

The latest Firefox update is finally here, and comes packaged with a new feature that tries to make browsing a bit less scary. Read more...
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Notes on the science of PCR tests

This post supplements my other posts – it is a kind of “deep dive” (not too deep) into the science behind the tests, for my personal understanding of the issues involved. MY OTHER POSTS ON PCR TESTS Studies regarding the unreliability of PCR tests A Portuguese court’s ruling against improper use of PCR tests Complaint […]
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Tulsa mayor says Oklahoma governor and surrounding communities are ignoring the pleas for help coming from overburdened hospitals

A woman holds a sign in Oklahoma City in a show of support for healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo Tulsa's hospitals are urging neighboring cities and the governor's office to enforce mask-wearing, but nobody is taking their pleas seriously, Mayor G.T. Bynum told Business Insider. Oklahoma is one of the states that in recent weeks has seen a spike in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. Hospitals in Tulsa are overburdened and unable to meet the demands...
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Coronavirus live news: UK, Italy and Spain record highest daily death totals since spring

Italian ; UK’s highest since May; Chemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 9.23pm GMT Brazil recorded 35,294 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 685 deaths from Covid-19, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.The country has registered mo...
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The 10 Best Deals of November 17, 2020

Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals
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Vega Rocket Failure Apparently Caused by Human Error

An Arianespace Vega rocket carrying two satellites failed to reach orbit yesterday after experiencing a catastrophic failure eight minutes into the launch. Officials are attributing the loss of the rocket to a “series of human errors.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Oops, Arianespace, Human Error, Rocket Science, Wouldnt Want To Be That Guy, Rocket Failures

Nintendo's Adorable Retro Handheld Would Be Perfect With More Games

After releasing the NES and SNES Classic Edition consoles in 2016 and 2017, many hoped that in 2019, for its 30th birthday, Nintendo would release a Classic Edition of the Game Boy too. It didn’t. Instead, a year later, to celebrate Super Mario Bros. 35th birthday, we get a revival of Nintendo’s Game & Watch line. As…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Commerce, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Retro, Consoles, Handheld, Mario Bros, Consumer Tech, Game Watch, Super Mario Bros Watch Play Review

Oppo Is Jumping On the Smart Glasses Bandwagon, and They Don't Look Terrible

Plenty of big-name tech giants have tried their hand at augmented reality headsets or smart glasses. Most have failed. That’s not stopping Oppo, however, which announced at its Oppo Inno Day conference today that it plans to release its own pair of smart glasses next year.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Ar, Augmented Reality, Smart Glasses, Oppo, Consumer Tech

The Best Holiday 2020 Tech Gifts to Plug In, Breathe Out, and Make Your Life a Little Easier This Year

This holiday season’s gonna be different for many of us, and not by choice. You might not be able to go home to see your family and laugh over a tasty home-cooked meal. Gifts may be opened from across state lines via Zoom or FaceTime. Honestly? That all sucks and there’s really no way around that. But even so, a good…Read more...
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Scientists captured video of a rare squid with tentacles as long as a human

A bigfin squid spotted 2 miles underwater in Australia's Great Bight. Courtesy of Deborah Osterhage/CSIRO Bigfin squid have tentacles 11 times longer than their bodies. The creatures are camera shy: They've only been spotted a dozen times since the 1980s. Scientists recently captured new, underwater footage of five bigfin squid off the coast of southern Australia — the first time they've been spotted in Australian waters.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The squid w...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Australia, Animals, Africa, Trends, Hawaii, Brazil, Squid, Great Australian Bight, Aylin Woodward, Deborah Osterhage CSIRO Bigfin, Deborah Osterhage, Osterhage, CSIRO Bigfin

Over Half of the Snyder Cut of Justice League Is Never Before Seen Footage

Earlier today, Zack Snyder released a new teaser for his cut of Justice League that’s coming to HBO Max next year, and broke it down point by point on social media.Read more...
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Big Tech Election Interference Hearing Interrupted by Senator's Election Interference Scandal

Thank the gods for Lindsey Graham’s alleged spineless criminality. Without the presence of the senator from South Carolina, today’s Big Tech hearing on censorship and election interference on social media might’ve been completely off-topic. Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Hearing, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Senate Judiciary Committee, Section 230

Discover the Cyanometer, a Device Invented to Measure the Blueness of the Sky (1789)

English astronomer and physicist James Jeans’ 1931 essay “ ” has become a classic of concise expository writing since it was first published in a series of talks. In only four paragraphs and one strikingly detailed, yet simple analogy, Jeans gave millions of students a grasp of celestial blueness in prose that does not substitute nature’s poetry for scientific jargon and diagrams. Over a hundred years earlier, another scientist created a similarly poetic device; in this case, one which attempte...
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The failed “disciplines” of epidemiology and virology with bogus models and bogus PCR tests

I aim to write a full section/ chapter on this issue for my supplementary submission to the ICC – or maybe just a paper for my personal knowledge. Epidemiology is turning out to be far, far worse than I had thought. I’ve written a lot about it on my TOI blog, in the book The […]
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*ONE SMALL STEP* Historical Space Race Board Game

We’re studying the stars this month as part of our Well Educated Heart history rotation and this week we are focusing on Space! I’ve gathered a handful of excellent outer space themed games that I’m excited to share with you, starting with One Small Step, a simulation style game that recreates the space race between […]
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Could a Gigantic Lunar Telescope Reveal the Very First Stars?

A team of astronomers is reviving an idea that NASA sidelined a decade ago, in which a huge observatory would be installed on the Moon. Dubbed the “Ultimately Large Telescope,” the facility would easily outperform every other telescope in its class and spot objects that are predicted by theory but have never been seen.Read more...
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Bill Gates says several more COVID-19 vaccine frontrunners will likely be highly effective, boosting worldwide access to a shot

Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images Success from two leading coronavirus vaccine programs likely means other frontrunners will also show strong protection against COVID-19, Bill Gates said Tuesday. Drug companies Pfizer and Moderna both announced late-stage success with their COVID-19 vaccines in the past 10 days. The billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist said that bodes well for other experimental shots. "With the very good news from Pfizer and Moderna, we think it's now likely that...
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