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Amazon's Channels Platform Will Drop HBO Next Year as Part of HBO Max Deal

Starting next year, you won’t find HBO among Amazon’s Prime Video Channels selection anymore, CNBC reports. That was apparently one of WarnerMedia’s conditions in the months-long negotiations to bring its subscription streaming service, HBO Max, to Amazon Fire TV devices.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Amazon Prime, Cnbc, Amazon Prime Video, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, HBO Max to Amazon Fire TV


Rapid testing 75% of a city every 3 days could 'drive the epidemic toward extinction' within 6 weeks, a new study claims

Rapid COVID-19 tests are administered at Barnett Park in Orlando, Florida on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Mass and frequent rapid testing for COVID-19 could make a large dent in the pandemic within six weeks, a new study claims. "Our big picture finding is that, when it comes to public health, it's better to have a less sensitive test with results today than a more sensitive test with results tomorrow," said Daniel Larremor...
Tags: Science, Study, US, Trends, Public Health, Harvard, Charles Davis, Stephen, Orlando Florida, CU Boulder, MICHAEL MINA, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Colorado University Boulder, Coronavirus, Dowell Orlando Sentinel Tribune News Service, COVID-19


Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 6m cases as South Australia reports new case

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for Covid; South Australia makes pizza worker scapegoat for failures; German doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patients. Follow latest updates 1.13am GMT The coronavirus pandemic and Victoria’s 112-day lockdown has decimated the Australian state’s coffers, with treasurer Tim Pallas expected to outline a $23.3bn deficit and more than $150bn in net debt in Tuesday’s budget.AAP reports: But it is not all bad news, with the budget also expected to i...
Tags: Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Victoria, South Australia, Andrews, Donald Trump Jr, Tim Pallas, Coronavirus


Mexico deaths pass 100,000 as fragments found in Victorian sewage

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 1.10am GMT This blog is now closed. Follow our...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Marshall, Obrador, Coronavirus, MaySouth Australia


We Need to Talk About Franklin

Way back at the very beginning of Marvel’s Dawn of X, the Fantastic Four and members of the newly founded mutant nation of Krakoa crossed paths in a fateful, chance encounter that underlined just what it is about this new mutant age that scares the rest of the world so much. That subsequent tension between the…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Race, Fantastic Four, Marvel, Disney, Racism, Cultural Appropriation, Marvel Comics, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Franklin, Reed Richards, Dan Slott, X Men, Mutants, CB Cebulski


FDA advisory committee to discuss emergency authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images An FDA advisory committee will meet next month to discuss an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, Pfizer said clinical trials had shown its vaccine to be 95% effective. "While we cannot predict how long the FDA's review will take, the FDA will review the request as expeditiously as possible, while...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Charles Davis, US Food and Drug Administration, EUA, ECRI, White Oak Maryland, Stephen M Hahn, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Sarah Silbiger Getty, Marcus Schabacker


The Trump Admin Is Refusing to Give Full Cybersecurity Support to Biden's Transition Team

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is using a “standard, paid Google workspace network” with only limited support from the federal government thanks to Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 elections and efforts to hobble the inbound Democratic administration, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Elections, Science, Technology, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Transition, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, GSA, 2020 Election


Coronavirus live news: Donald Trump Jr tests positive as Mexico deaths pass 100,000

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 12.25am GMT NSW has recorded another day of no...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Grant Stevens, Donald Trump Jr, Woodville, Obrador, Coronavirus


The Coronavirus Has Once Again Contracted Trump

The eldest Trump spawn, Donald Trump Jr., has reportedly contracted the coronavirus. Honestly, given the rate at which the virus has spread among the president’s staff and associates in recent weeks, is anyone really surprised? Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Surprised Pikachu Face


That Time Donald Trump Tried to Be Captain Planet, as Told by Barack Obama

It’s Barack Obama book week. The former president’s new book, The Promised Land, dropped on Tuesday, and there’s a lot to pour over.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Barack Obama, Donald Trump


Apple Defends Delay of iOS 14 Feature Limiting App Tracking, Blasts Facebook

Earlier this year, human rights and privacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch wrote to Apple, asking why it was delaying the introduction of a feature that would force apps to receive explicit opt-in from iPhone users before tracking them. Apple responded, according to BloombergRead more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, Advertising, Antitrust, Ads, Feuds, Tracking, App Store


Coronavirus live news: 'Why change' strategy, says Mexican leader as its deaths pass 100,000

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 9.25pm GMT People whose immune systems respond...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Merck, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Obrador, Coronavirus


The 10 Best Deals of November 20, 2020

Friday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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Climate Warnings on Gas Pumps Will Soon Appear in the First U.S. City

Climate scientists have been warning about the dangers of using oil and gas for decades. Now, one U.S. city is slapping those warnings where they’ll be seen all the time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Warning Labels, Global Warning, First U S City


I Love the iPhone 12 Mini, but the Battery Is Killing Me

When Apple released the second-gen iPhone SE earlier this year, I thought it was pretty good for the price. But what I longed for, I wrote in my SE review, was an iPhone 12 Pro Mini: an almost bezel-free, pint-sized phone with incredible cameras and an in-display fingerprint sensor for $400. Apple checked some of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Consumer Tech, Iphone12, iPhone 12 mini, Iphone 12 Mini Review


Coronavirus live news: Canada fears big case rise could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 699 deaths in a day

Trudeau implores Canadians to stay home; Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regionsGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 7.17pm GMT The World Health Organization warned that growing antimi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, India, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, World Health Organization, Madrid, Trudeau


The Mandalorian Brings Big Action and Even Bigger Mysteries

Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian saw our hero return to a familiar planet, meet some old friends, and go on an old-fashioned Star Wars adventure. Along the way, he learned some crucial information about the Child, the Empire, and reignited an old rivalry that’s sure to shape the second half of the second season.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Gina Carano, TV Recap, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Pedro Pascal, Ahsoka Tano, Horatio Sanz, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Mandalorian Recaps


Boobs and What They’re Missing

I will not knock a person for eschewing bras, particularly in the summer months when they join forces with the underside of your boobs to create a miasma of sweat and good intentions. I will especially not knock a person for eschewing sports bras, which attempt to turn your double outies into innies through the sheer…Read more...
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How to Trick Out Your Android Home Screen Like an iPhone

Android power users already know that you’ve been able to customize your home screens for, well, ever. But that level of personalization is often overlooked by many Android owners. I don’t know a single Android user—and I know many!—who actually deck out their home screens with custom icons, skins, or launchers. But no…Read more...
Tags: Android, Video, Science, Quick Fix, Ios 14


Top VFX Company Attempts to Bridge Uncanny Valley, Fails

Well, this is horrifying.Read more...
Tags: Science, Machine Learning, Ai, Vfx, Digital Domain, Consumer Tech, Photorealism, Virtual Assistants, Hell No


Deadpool 3 Finally Has Some Life

The Merc with the Mouth may finally be making his way to Disney’s Marvel Studios.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Animation, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Merc, Wendy Molyneux, Bobs Burgers, Deadpool 3, Lizzie Molyneux Loeglin, Disney 's Marvel Studios Read


Stranger Things Season 4 Adds a Horror Icon to Its Cast

So far, we don’t know too much about Stranger Things season four, other than the fact that Hopper is really, really far away from Hawkins thanks to the events of season three. But some exciting casting news announced today sheds a little more light on what to expect—and who to expect, for that matter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Netflix, Streaming, Hopper, Hawkins, Freddy Krueger, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Englund, Stranger Things, Tom Wlaschiha, Nightmare On Elm Street, Stranger Things 4


Save Big on Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II, More in Sony's Black Friday PlayStation Deals

Featured Deal: The Last of Us Part II | $30 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Gaming, Science, Playstation, Sony, Tsushima


Forensics Experts Used Social Media to Reconstruct Exact Cause of the Tragic Beirut Explosion

One of the most awful elements of the devastating August 4 explosion in Beirut, which killed over 200 people and injured more than 6,500, was that it could have easily been prevented. Using videos of the event that were shared on social media, forensics researchers have been able to reconstruct exactly what happened,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Explosions, Disasters, Beirut, Forensics, Forensic Architecture, Unnatural Disasters, Beirut explosion


This Monogamous, Poisonous Rat Is Full of Surprises

Looking like a cross between a ferret, a skunk, and a porcupine, the African crested rat may be adorable, but it packs a poisonous punch. New research explains the remarkable way in which these mammals acquire their toxin, and how these rats—once thought to be loners—tend toward monogamous relationships and even…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animal Behavior, Rats, Toxins, Cute But Deadly, African Crested Rats, Poisonous Animals


Morgan Stanley predicts it will take 4 to 9 months to vaccinate the rest of the US after first responders and vulnerable people

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images Two COVID-19 vaccines, one made by Moderna, another by Pfizer and BioNTech, announced promising results from their Phase 3 trials this week.  Moderna announced that its vaccine was 94.5% effective on Monday, and Pfizer/BioNTech announced that their vaccine was 95% effective on Wednesday.  Assuming that one or both of the vaccines receive emergency approval from the FDA, first responders and vulnerable populations will receive vaccines through March, a n...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Walgreens, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Morgan Stanley, Cvs, CVS Health, Steve Parsons, Moderna, BioNtech, COVID-19


Tune Into a New Roku: Ultra, Streaming Stick+, and Premiere Models Are All on Sale Right Now

Roku Ultra | $70 | Amazon, Best Buy, StaplesRoku Streaming Stick+ | $30 | Best Buy, StaplesRoku Premiere | $25 | Best Buy, StaplesRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Black Friday, Science, Black Friday Deals, Amazon deals, Amazon Best, Roku deals, Best Buy Deals, Roku Ultra, New Roku, Staples Deals, Holiday 2020




Hearing Greta’s Message

Last year, the climate movement found new vigor in a young Swede named Greta Thunberg. She began a solo strike and quickly caught global media attention for her sharp tongue and truth telling. Too often, however, her words have fallen on deaf ears as politicians continue to ignore the climate crisis. In one of her…Read more...
Tags: Science, Greta, The Kids Are Alright, Greta Thunberg, Climate Strike, Earther Goes To The Movies


Coronavirus live news: Italy registers 699 deaths in a day; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days

Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regions; Germany says cases stabilising but not decliningSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions 5.26pm GMT France is preparing to reopen store...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, France, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Madrid, University Hospital, Essen, Santé Publique France, Coronavirus



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