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Get Ready to Refresh Walmart.com Like Your Life Depends on It

PlayStation 5 | $499 | WalmartPlayStation 5 Digital Edition | $399 | WalmartRead more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Walmart, PS5


Bitcoin Could Hit $20K Again But This Time No One Cares

If you’ve been watching the crypto markets over the past few weeks you’ll have noticed something special: bitcoin, everyone’s favorite decentralized digital currency based on hype, lies, and general malfeasance, is about to hit $20,000—if it can break through what is known as a “resistance zone,” a financial term…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency


Americas record worst week since pandemic's start – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.29pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as world suffers record daily deaths 11.09pm GMT All adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, even more vital for well-being and mental health in the Covid-19 era, the World Health Organization said in i...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as world suffers record daily deaths

Global cases pass 60m; nearly 13,000 daily deaths reported worldwide; the Americas reported more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days Sicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.28pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan, and this time last year I was in Beirut prepari...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Cuba, Beirut, Sicily, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Trump Administration Rejects Alaska's Controversial Pebble Mine Project

The Trump administration rejected plans for a controversial open-pit mining project in Alaska on Wednesday that, if approved, could have threatened a thriving ecosystem for wild sockeye salmon. Read more...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Trump


Fujifilm's Flagship Camera Can Now Be Used In Crime Scenes and Art Preservation

Fujifilm announced the launch of its updated GFX100 large format mirrorless digital camera on Wednesday, which now comes equipped with infrared image-making capabilities that could be used in forensic, scientific, and cultural preservation capacities. Read more...
Tags: Science, Camera, Preservation, Fujifilm, Camera Lens, Capabilities, Gfx100 Ir


One third of America is ruining Thanksgiving for the rest of us by ignoring COVID-19 — but it's easy to see why they have given up

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts have been warning for months that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread, and suggesting people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they're not changing anything at all about how t...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


A New 'Buy Black' Campaign Aims to Avert an Amazon Surveillance State

After a summer of nationwide protests against unchecked state violence brutalizing Black people in America, Amazon’s ever-escalating push to make itself indispensable to daily police work is drawing fresh scrutiny from a host of leading civil rights advocates. The tech giant’s efforts to support and enhance police…Read more...
Tags: Science, America Amazon, Break Up With Amazon, Amazon Surveillance State


Elon Musk promoted coronavirus misinformation for months. Then his own infection kept him out of SpaceX's astronaut launch.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has repeatedly criticized coronavirus public-health measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk has promoted unscientific ideas and misinformation about coronavirus case numbers and testing since March. But Musk tested positive for COVID-19 this month, which prevented him from attending SpaceX's landmark astronaut launch. Musk then reached out to an epidemiologist to help him understand PCR testing after months of ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Sweden, Washington Post, Berlin, US, Trends, Tweets, Tesla, Nasa, Analysis, Food And Drug Administration


You Already Have Your Thanksgiving Groceries

There are plenty of good reasons to skip the grocery store this Thanksgiving. With covid-19 cases on the rise, avoiding unnecessary shopping trips is a good idea, and so is refraining from big family gatherings. Somehow, even amid the pandemic, grocery lines are also super long. Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Thanksgiving, Food Waste


Watch Your Feelings About 2020 Burn in a Literal Dumpster Fire

Who has ever written a letter to someone without the intention of ever giving it to them? How many of you also burned that letter? Felt nice, I bet, purging all those negative emotions. I’ve done this a lot. Burned a lot of pictures, too. Watched the glossy paper bubble up and split open as it was reduced to ash. Fire…Read more...
Tags: Science, Emails, Catharsis, Dumpster Fire, Fuck Off 2020, Heyscience


France to Tech Giants: Pay Up, Buttercup

The French Ministry of Economy and Finance has warned tech companies that it expects them to pay the nation’s new 3% digital service tax starting in December, Reuters reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Taxes, France, Joe Biden, Tax Avoidance, Trade, OECD, Donald Trump, Reuters, Tech Giants, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Death And Taxes, Digital Services Tax


NYT Crosswords on Twitch Are the Perfect Way to Have a Little Company on Thanksgiving

Covid-19 canceled Thanksgiving but that doesn’t mean you have to be alone. At the same time, there are probably a lot of you who are a bit relieved to not have to hang out with your weird family. But there’s still a communal-experience-shaped hole in your life. However you’re feeling, there’s a perfect way to waste…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, New York Times, Crossword, Little Company, Dinner Diversions


The 10 Best Deals of November 25, 2020

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It's Not Just You, AWS Is Down Right Now

Amazon Web Services—or just AWS, for short—suffered a massive outage on Wednesday that left a ton of apps, sites, and connected devices relying on the hosting giant completely in the dark.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Aws, Outages, Amazon Web Services


The Surprising Way Keyhole Wasps Can Take Down an Airplane

Keyhole wasps like to build their nests in tiny holes, including the openings of devices used to measure the speed of aircraft. A recent investigation shows the problem is worse than we realized.Read more...
Tags: Pests, Science, Aviation, Insects, Aviation Safety, Keyhole Wasps


I Have Some Questions About the New Ninja Gamer Hoodie

Why not under, for one?Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Design, Consumer Tech, Ninja, I Have Questions


Hydrow Is a Great Peloton Alternative if You Hate Cycling

A muscle-bound and joyful young man is cutting down the Charles River like a water strider. His chipper banter distracts you briefly from the whir of an internal flywheel and a constant stream of numbers—split times, speed, strokes per minute—helps keep up the momentum. With a little more push, a little more pull, you…Read more...
Tags: Science, Commerce, Exercise, Charles River, Rowing Machine, Hydrow, Hydrow Review


Hydrow Is a Great Peleton Alternative if You Hate Cycling

A muscle-bound and joyful young man is cutting down the Charles River like a water strider. His chipper banter distracts you briefly from the whir of an internal flywheel and a constant stream of numbers—split times, speed, strokes per minute—helps keep up the momentum. With a little more push, a little more pull, you…Read more...
Tags: Science, Commerce, Exercise, Charles River, Rowing Machine, Hydrow, Hydrow Review


Reminder: Zoom Will Lift Its 40-Minute Cap on Thanksgiving

The holidays are stressful enough during a normal year. Cooking a giant turkey plus what feels like a million sides. Traveling for hours in atrocious freeway traffic, or battling TSA lines at the airport. The CDC is recommending you cut the travel this year to prevent the spread of covid-19 and, well, if you break out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Tsa, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Family Time


Watch Dogs: Legion Lets Anyone 'Wear the Mask' to Its Own Detriment

The recently released Spider-Man: Miles Morales video game follows the core message from the feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: “Anyone can wear the mask.” But there’s one video game out right now where that’s also true: anyone can wear the mask in Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion but that doesn’t mean …Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Marvel, Sony, Ubisoft, Spider Man, Miles Morales, Watch Dogs 2, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Watch Dogs Legion, Spider Man Miles Morales


Slack Stock Soars Following Rumor of Salesforce Acquisition

Even with the expansion of corporate communication suites like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite), Slack remains one of the most popular enterprise communication tools. And despite a cursed collab with Cole Haan, Slack stock soared following rumors that the popular app might get acquired by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Enterprise, Microsoft, Chat Apps, Slack, Consumer Tech, Google Workspace, Salesforce Making Moves


Virus-Killing UV Lamps Are Burning People's Eyes, Doctors Warn

Ultraviolet lamps meant to kill viruses and bacteria seem to be causing unfortunate eye damage in some people. In a new paper this month, doctors report several cases where people developed inflamed corneas due to UV radiation exposure from “germicidal lamps” put in place during the covid-19 pandemic. Some of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Uv Light, Ultraviolet, Coronavirus, Covid 19


#613 How to Use Science to Create a Meaningful Life With So Much Uncertainty

Listen to “#613 How to Use Science to Create a Meaningful Life With So Much Uncertainty” on Spreaker.       On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1 with , starting at 0:00: The biggest question I get these days during the pandemic is where the heck the world heading. In what ways can we lean on science to create a meaningful life in a world with so much uncertainty? SEGMENT 2 with Shani Godwin, starting at 20:00: The best currency in the COVID economy is joy. How exactly d...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Small Business, US, Sales, Stress, New York Times, Aruba, Radio Show, Ray, Joy, Laughter, Arvind Gupta, Communique, Ray Ellin, Small Business Radio Show


Amazon and Feds Team Up to Sniff Out Counterfeiters

In the latest example of Amazon buddying up with federal forces, the ecommerce giant announced a new partnership with the Department of Homeland and security and DHL dubbed “Operation Fulfilled Action,” aimed at cracking down on counterfeit products. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Dhs, DHL, Department of Homeland, Bedfellows


Flexible expressions could lift 3D-generated faces out of the uncanny valley

3D-rendered faces are a big part of any major movie or game now, but the task of capturing and animated them in a natural way can be a tough one. Disney Research is working on ways to smooth out this process, among them a machine learning tool that makes it much easier to generate and manipulate 3D faces without dipping into the uncanny valley. Of course this technology has come a long way from the wooden expressions and limited details of earlier days. High resolution, convincing 3D faces ca...
Tags: Science, Disney, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Disney Research


Google TV Users Won't Be Able to Add Netflix Originals to Their Watchlist

One of the better features of the new Chromecast with Google TV is missing support for some of Netflix’s best content.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Netflix, Streaming, But Why, Streaming Wars, Chromecast With Google TV, Google TV


The Apple Watch Could Use a Redesign

In terms of design, not much has changed with the Apple Watch. Since it was introduced in 2015, each subsequent watch has pretty much adhered to the same look. That might change starting next year. Apple prophet Ming-Chi Kuo noted in a report today that next year, we ought to expect both “innovative health management…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Design, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, Ming Chi Kuo, No More Clones


What Ever Happened to the Vaping Lung Disease?

In the summer of 2019, months before the word “coronavirus” meant anything to most people, a mysterious respiratory illness began popping up around the U.S., ultimately sending over 2,700 primarily young and healthy people to the hospital and dozens to an early grave. The culprit wasn’t an infectious disease, but a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vaping, Lungs, Vapi, Evali


Vaccine trials didn't monitor one variable: volunteers' behavior. 'Masks and social distancing were left up to us,' a participant said.

People wear face masks at the Union Square Greenmarket on September 19, 2020, in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images In their COVID-19 vaccine trials, Pfizer and Moderna didn't monitor participants' social interactions, risk-taking, or exposure after they were injected with a vaccine or placebo.  Volunteers who suspected they'd gotten the vaccine may have been inclined to engage in riskier behavior. Public-health experts say the risk of getting COVID-19 was relatively low for most trial...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Atlanta, Turkey, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Bmj, Hamilton, Children s Hospital, Paul Offit, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Medscape, Moderna, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy



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