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This Robot Can Make You Boba Tea Because Of Course That's a Thing

I’ll admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of boba tea even before the pandemic brought my social life to a grinding halt. Tapioca pearls just taste gross to me, as does bacon, avocado, and a slew of other oft-hyped food that the internet goes crazy over, so I realize I’m very much in the minority here. Though if it…Read more...
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US to shut down famed huge Arecibo space telescope in Puerto Rico jungle

The observatory has played a key part in space exploration – and a few movies – but two accidents have rendered the 305m-wide instrument unsafe A huge US space telescope nestled deep in the Puerto Rican jungle will be shut down after suffering two destructive mishaps in recent months, ending 57 years of astronomical discoveries.Operations at the Arecibo observatory, one of the largest in the world, were halted in August when one of its supportive cables slipped loose from its socket, falling and...
Tags: Space, Science, US, US news, Puerto Rico, Arecibo


The WHO will not recommend remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, since it doesn't seem to boost their chances of survival

A vial of remdesivir as seen during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020. Ulrich Perrey/Reuters The FDA approved remdesivir as a treatment for severe COVID-19 cases last month, after granting emergency authorization in May. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization announced it will not recommend the drug's use for COVID-19 patients. "There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation," the organiza...
Tags: Science, News, International, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Fda, The New York Times, Bmj, Reuters, Brussels Belgium, University of Birmingham, Gilead Sciences, Houston Texas, Hamburg Germany, Ridley


One map from the White House coronavirus task force shows just how bad the US outbreak is right now

Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the US Coronavirus Task Force, at the White House on November 19, 2020. White House Coronavirus Task Force The coronavirus is spreading all over the US, as temperatures fall, and more people gather indoors. On Thursday, both the CDC and the White House urged people to stay home this Thanksgiving, and keep celebrations single household affairs. In the White House press conference, Dr. Deborah Birx spoke in front of an alarming map which...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, Kinsa, Georgia Tech, University of Iowa, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Henry Walke, COVID


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Rudy Giuliani on Thursday took one of the last, desperate laps of the fifth-or-so act of a storied career. Read more...
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iOS 14 Update to Fix iPhone 12 Bugs Affecting Texts and Lock Screen

A fix for a number of reported iPhone 12 troubles has arrived—at least for some of them, that is.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Software Update, Consumer Tech, Ios 14, iPhone 12 Pro, Iphone12, iPhone 12 mini


Great, We're at the '8kun's Admin Is an Election Security Expert' Stage of This Bullshit

Since his loss in the Nov. 3 elections, Donald Trump has largely dipped out of public view and occupied his time in some gold-plated panic room, issuing a ridiculous series of tweets claiming victory in various states and ordering his cartoon parody of a campaign legal team to sally forth and step on rakes while…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Voter Fraud, 2020 Election, 8chan, Election Security, Election Interference, QAnon, Right Wing Extremism, Jim Watkins, 8kun, Ron Watkins


Coronavirus live news: China has given 1m people Sinopharm vaccine; US CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel

CEO of state-owned Sinopharm says there have been ‘no adverse effects’; US has recorded 1m cases in past week; Russia and Japan on ‘maximum alert’ California enacts coronavirus curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 12.26am GMT California will imp...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, California, Cdc, China, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gavin Newsom, Coronavirus


Italy reports 653 new deaths – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.43pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: China has given 1m people Sinopharm vaccine; US CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel 11.39pm GMT Research shows that people with coronavirus are more likely to be highly infectious in the first week after symptoms appear.A study, published in the Lancet Microbe, found that wh...
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Archaeologists unearthed 160 sarcophagi in an Egyptian city of the dead. They opened one that was sealed for more than 2,500 years.

Archaeologists examine a mummy inside a newly discovered coffin on November 14, 2020 in Saqqara, Egypt. Kyodo News via Getty Archaeologists have found 160 sarcophagi in an ancient city of the dead beneath Saqqara, Egypt since September. The wooden coffins were perfectly sealed. They'd remained undisturbed for 2,500 years. Researchers recently opened one sarcophagus to X-ray the mummy inside. Egyptologists also discovered a trove of mummified lion cubs, crocodiles, and cobras in Saqqara las...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Features, Egypt, Archaeology, Getty, Memphis, Luxor, Mummies, Cairo, Reuters, Giza, Imhotep, Western Desert


This Is Getting Ridiculous

As a political weapon, Section 230 is becoming a mutually assured destruction device. Read more...
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CDC Tells Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving as Trump's Festering Paw Loosens Its Grip

In what seems to be the latest sign of government officials acting independently of the Trump administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered a simple message in its first media briefing since October: Stay home this Thanksgiving.Read more...
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Iconic Arecibo radio telescope to be dismantled after 57-year run

The famous Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which has provided an invaluable service to scientists for 57 years as well as establishing itself in popular culture, will be dismantled after it incurred irreparable damage in recent months. The enormous observatory was completed in 1963 and immediately established itself as a powerful tool for astronomers and atmospheric scientists around the world. The enormous instrument boasted a larger size and different architecture than anything before ...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, China, Tech, James Bond, Nintendo, Bond, Puerto Rico, University of Central Florida, NSF, Sean Jones, Arecibo, National Science Foundations


Biden says he will not pursue a national lockdown as part of his COVID-19 response: 'I am not going to shut down the economy, period'

President-elect Joe Biden. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday he would not pursue a national lockdown to combat the coronavirus. Previously, Biden answered hypothetical questions on the issue by saying he would follow the advice of medical experts. "I am not going to shut down the economy, period," Biden said Thursday. "I'm going to shut down the virus ... no national shutdown." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe ...
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Biden says he will not pursue a national lockdown as part of COVID-19 response: 'I am not gonna shut down the economy, period'

President-elect Joe Biden JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday that he will not pursue a national lockdown to combat the coronavirus. Previously, Biden answered hypothetical questions on the issue by saying he would follow the advice of medical experts. "I am not gonna shut down the economy, period," Biden said Thursday. "I'm gonna shut down the virus ... No national shutdown." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Bid...
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Scriptable Supercharges iOS 14 Widgets Like No Other App

With iOS 14, iPhone users finally got a taste of the sweet, sweet widget life anyone who’s used an Android phone in the last decade was already familiar with. I’ve shied away from most of the early widget apps and largely avoided using most widgets in general (and maybe you should, too!). It is not 2009 and I’m not…Read more...
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China prepares to launch mission to collect moon rocks

Long March-5 rocket has been rolled into position for ignition expected this monthChina is preparing to launch its lunar sample return mission, Chang’e-5. On Tuesday the 57-metre Long March-5 rocket was rolled into position at the Wenchang spacecraft launch site in south China’s Hainan province.This will be the fifth launch of the Long March-5. According to the China National Space Administration, ignition is likely to take place sometime in later November. Chang’e-5 was originally planned for l...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, The moon, Chang, Hainan, China National Space Administration, Wenchang


Feds Say Cash App, Venmo, and Other Payment Apps Being Used to Launder Stimulus Money

The U.S. Secret Service has some 700 pending investigations centering on Paycheck Protection Program and the Unemployment Insurance Relief fraud, CNBC reported on Wednesday, and a large number of them involve money laundering via Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, and other payment apps.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Police, Paypal, Fraud, Mobile Payments, Secret Service, Cnbc, Venmo, U S Secret Service, Pandemic, Zelle, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: curbs extended in Northern Ireland; Italy reports 653 new deaths

NI restrictions on hospitality sector were due to end on 26 November; Death toll in France increases by 429 in 24 hours; Italy’s death toll reaches 47,870 One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 9.24pm GMT Brazil recorded 35,918 new cases of coronavirus and 606 deaths on Thursday, its Healt...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Reuters, Health Ministry, Coronavirus, COVID


The 10 Best Deals of November 19, 2020

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Here Are the Gaming Deals To Look Out for on Black Friday

Black Friday Ads: GameStop | | Best BuyRead more...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy reports 653 new deaths; French death toll increases by 429

Death toll in France increases by 429 in 24 hours; Italy’s death toll reaches 47,87; Spain announces 16,233 new cases and 252 new deaths One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availabilityUK coronavirus updates - live 7.12pm GMT The US centre for disease control has told Americans not to travel next week...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, Spain, UK News, US news, Ap, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Coronavirus, COVID, Erin Sauber Schatz


The Arecibo radio telescope will be demolished

The National Science Foundation announced that it will decommission and demolish the iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. This comes after two cables suspending the telescope's 900-ton receiver platform above its massive dish broke while others are weakening. Completed in 1963, the Arecibo Observatory has been a key instrument in the development of radio astronomy. — Read the rest
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Google Is Dropping a Bunch of New Widgets for iOS 14

Did somebody say Gmail widget?Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Google Drive, Science, Gmail, Widgets, Google Fit, Consumer Tech, Ios 14


The Shambling Corpse of RadioShack Is Rising From the Grave

Retail Ecommerce Ventures, a company that buys and resurrects old brands as e-commerce sites, has bought a number of RadioShack’s global assets, rocketing the defunct brand back into the spotlight once again.Read more...
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The iconic Arecibo telescope faces an imminent, catastrophic collapse. Engineers are now racing to deconstruct it.

The radio-antenna platform of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, as well as three support towers, could collapse catastrophically, falling into the facility's 1,000-foot-wide dish. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF; Business Insider The Arecibo Observatory's iconic 1,000-foot radio telescope has been damaged beyond repair after two destructive cable breaks. If another cable fails, the telescope's 900-ton platform would crash into its disk and could pull down three towers with it. Engi...
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The Many Looks of Ahsoka Tano

Padawan. General. Jedi. Jedi, no more. Fulcrum. Above all, a hero of Republics and Rebellions alike. Ahsoka Tano has had as many titles in her Star Wars story as she has had killer costumes. As we prepare to imagine what she may look like when Din Djarin finds her on Disney+’s The Mandalorian, let’s look back on the…Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Republics, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Jedi Jedi, Sci Fashion, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Din Djarin


How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

The invention of the bifurcated needle allowed more efficient vaccine delivery. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn't licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began just a few months after the first case ...
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot knows there's 'COVID fatigue' in peoples' response to the virus. But letting your guard down now could be a matter of 'life and death,' she says.

Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot arrives at a University of Chicago initiative event for the science in Chicago, Illinois, on July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke to Insider on Thursday about her city's response to COVID-19.  She admitted people have experienced "COVID fatigue" in recent weeks, but urged people not to gather on Thanksgiving.  She said the decision not to gather for the November holiday is a matter of "life and death." Visit Business...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, University Of Chicago, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Chicago Illinois, Lori Lightfoot, Lightfoot


Please Enjoy These 2020 Award-Winning Wildlife Photos

“All living beings are on Earth for a reason, from the tiniest insects to the greatest mammals.” That’s what Agora, a free photography app, said they aimed to show with their photography contest, #Animals2020.Read more...
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