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Coronavirus live news: North Korea 'tried to hack' South's vaccine; Germany cases pass 1m

US reports more than 180,000 cases amid Thanksgiving holiday; 99% of England’s population face tough new curbs; Astra Zeneca likely to begin new trial of vaccine. Follow the developments liveScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea? 4.15am GMT Germany has recorded another 22,806 cases, ta...
Tags: England, Science, North Korea, Germany, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, New Zealand, Christchurch, Ministry of Health, Astra Zeneca, Robert Koch Institute, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro says he won't take vaccine; US hospitalisations soar

US reports more than 180,000 cases as holiday begins; 99% of England’s population face tough new curbs; Asta Zeneca likely to begin new trial of vaccine. Follow the developments liveScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea? 3.09am GMT From the Associated Press in New Delhi:A fire broke ou...
Tags: England, Science, India, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, Associated Press, New Delhi, Gaza City, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Asta Zeneca, Rimal


Apple Patents MacBook Technology It Completely Abandoned on Its Smartphones and Smartwatches

Apple has reportedly filed a patent application to bring Force Touch to the MacBook’s Touch Bar after ditching the pressure-sensing technology on its smartphones and smartwatches. And honestly, given the string of increasingly niche reboots in recent years, I say why the hell not.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Iphone Apps, Macbook, Force Touch, Applewatch, Haptic Feedback, Touch Bar, Haptics, Applelaptop, MacBook 's Touch Bar


The Prince of Sweden and his wife Princess Sophia both tested positive for COVID-19, as their country struggles under a brutal second wave of infections

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia are isolating at home, after testing positive for COVID-19. Michael Campanella/Getty Images Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sophia, have both tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms of the coronavirus. The pair attended a funeral with the reigning King of Sweden and other members of the royal family on Friday, and they showed negative test results then. The king, queen, crown princess and her husband have all been tested...
Tags: Science, News, Sweden, Instagram, Trends, Victoria, Stockholm, Sofia, Stockholm Sweden, Sophia, R, Carl Philip, L, Jonas Ekstromer, Carl XVI Gustav, Vasastan


Coronavirus live news: US sees muted Thanksgiving day as hospitalisations soar

US reports more than 180,000 cases as holiday begins; 99% of England’s population face tough new curbs; Asta Zeneca likely to begin new trial of vaccine. Follow the developments liveScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea? 1.27am GMT China on Friday reported five new coronavirus cases in...
Tags: England, Science, Mexico, China, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, National Health Commission, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Asta Zeneca


Microsoft's Creepy New 'Productivity Score' Gamifies Workplace Surveillance

Microsoft rolled out its new “Productivity Score” feature this month, which lets bosses track how their employees use Microsoft’s suite of tools. If that sounds like an Orwellian nightmare in the making to you, you’re not alone—privacy experts are criticizing the company for essentially gamifying workplace…Read more...
Tags: Work From Home, Science, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Officesuite


New York Governor Cuomo called the Supreme Court ruling that blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services 'irrelevant'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 10, 2020 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The Supreme Court blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services in New York state. The 5-4 ruling was in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who said they were being unfairly singled out by the rules. Governo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Supreme Court, Trends, Brooklyn, Andrew Cuomo, Laguardia Airport, Cuomo, Reuters, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Catholic Diocese, New York City New York


Virus spread in France showing signs of slowing – as it happened

Daily cases continue to fall in France; health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine; weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.26am GMT We’re closing this blog now but you can car...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray, Oxford University AstraZeneca


Toy Watchdog Says Hasbro's Star Wars Darksaber Is Too Dangerous...Because It's a Plastic Sword

Please, this holiday season: be careful when your children enter ritual combat for the right to become Mand’alor.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Watchdogs, World Against Toys Causing Harm, The Mandalorian, Darksaber


The Only Thing You Have to Pump on a Gas Engine-Powered Nerf Blaster Is Fuel

Since they’re primarily designed for kids Nerf’s dart blasters, even the battery-powered ones, aren’t actually very powerful. It’s why there are entire communities of Nerf modders out there, but Peter Sripol might be the first to upgrade a Nerf blaster with an internal combustion engine. The only thing you really need…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Gas, Hacks, Mods, Nerf, Blasters, Peter Sripol, Nerf Elite 20 Turbine Cs 18


The Signals BBQ Thermometer Wirelessly Watches the Meats

As a fan of multiple meats, I’m always checking hamburgers, steaks, and other grilled gobbets with a portable thermometer to test for doneness. Until the ThermoWorks Signals, I haven’t been able to find a product that acts as sort of a meat tender, something that will monitor multiple foods at once. It’s not a new…Read more...
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UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021

Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphereThe Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on course to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February. A third and final major trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM) was completed on 10 November. An additional minor TCM in December will tee it up for a Mars orbit insertion manoeuvre next year. Without the need for further major course corrections, the mission team can begin early science observations of Mars and interpl...
Tags: Space, Science, China, India, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Mars, Uae, Tcm, Red Planet, US Russia Europe


The 10 Best Deals of November 26, 2020

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‘Feedback Loop’ in Central East Asia Threatens Disturbing Changes to Mongolia's Climate

A review of weather patterns in inner East Asia over the past 260 years suggests the region is currently caught in a dangerous cycle of heatwaves and droughts that could forever reshape the area, and possibly turn the Mongolian Plateau into an arid wasteland.Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Mongolia, East Asia, Tree Rings, Central East Asia, Mongolian Plateau


On the eve of Thanksgiving, the US recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll since May — and the timing could not be worse

People arrive at Orlando International Airport on November 25, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images As US coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations set new records almost daily, are nervously eyeing Americans' behavior during Thanksgiving. Public health experts have urged people not to travel this year, and the CDC recommends not mixing households at Thanksgiving gatherings. But a record number of travelers have flown across the country ahead of the hol...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The Inventory’s Holiday 2020 Wishlist: All the Stuff You Should Buy Us This Year

2020 is a weird year to give gifts and expect anything in return. With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full force—evidently fuller force than before—many businesses have closed either temporarily or for good, and as a result, unemployment has skyrocketed and the economy has taken a turn for the worse. This holiday, I…Read more...
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Stan Lee Celebrates the Art of Cursing in This Cute Animated Short

Yes, Stan Lee was known for punctuating his commentary with a hearty “excelsior!”. But this cute animated short, using some archival recordings from the Marvel Comics legend in action, sees him express a fondness for a shorter, equally emphatic bit of profanity.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Animation, Stan Lee, Marvel Comics, Profanity, Kosperry, Aron Fromm


Resourceful Hacker Invents an Automatic Crust-Cutting Robot So They Never Have to Grow Up

For many kids, crusts are the bane of a delicious PB&J sandwich, but they eventually grow up to embrace a bread’s chewy outer wrapping. There are some holdouts, however, such as Andrew DeGonge who continues to despise crusts so much into adulthood that they built a smart automated robot that can automatically de-crust…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Science, Hacks, Robots, Sandwiches, Opencv, Andrew Degonge


Coronavirus live news: virus spread in France showing signs of slowing; fears Africa may be at back of vaccine queue

Daily cases continue to fall in France; health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine; weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 7.31pm GMT The World Health Organization’s top emergenc...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, RTE, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray, Oxford University AstraZeneca


Cannibal! The Musical Has No Right Being as Good as It Is

Having watched Cannibal! The Musical is one of those things that feels like a badge of honor. The movie was not something anyone saw first in theaters. It had to be discovered. You had to find it or be told about it by a friend. When you finally watched, you were rewarded with proof of pure genius—a film that by all…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Musicals, Cannibalism, South Park, History, Streaming, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Retro Review, Troma, Cannibal The Musical, Alferd Packer


You only need 30 to 40 minutes of exercise per day to 'offset' sitting at your desk all day, new analysis finds

A woman working from home. lechatnoir/E+/Getty A new meta-analysis of evidence suggests that 30-40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day can "offset" the negative health impacts of sitting at a desk all day. This aligns with recent recommendations from the World Health Organization, which 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity every week to counter sedentary behavior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We know that spending hour after hour sitting down ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Australia, Berlin, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Exercise, University of Sydney, David Nield, Science Alert, Fabrizio Bensch Reuters, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Science Contributors, BJSM


Thursday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Mario Kart Live, CBD Spiced Drops, New iPad, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Ulta Soap & Glory, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and More

Apple AirPods Pro and Mario Kart Live for Switch lead Thursday’s best deals.Read more...
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AstraZeneca will likely retest its COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says after admitting an error in the first trial that may have skewed results

A man walking past an AstraZeneca sign in Macclesfield, England. Phil Noble/Reuters The UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is likely to run a second global trial to assess its COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy, its CEO told Bloomberg News on Thursday. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that preliminary results indicated their two-dose vaccine could be up to 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. But the team later said an error in the trial left some participants with...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Politico, US, Trends, South Africa, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Bloomberg News, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko


AstraZeneca will likely re-test its COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says after admitting an error in the first trial that may have skewed results

A man walks past a sign at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, UK. Phil Noble/Reuters UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will likely run a second global trial to assess its COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy, the CEO told Bloomberg News on Thursday. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that preliminary results showed their two-dose vaccine could be up to 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. But the team later admitted that there was an error in the trial, leaving some...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Bloomberg News, Soweto South Africa, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko, Sheila Bird


5 Virtual Ways to Have Safe and Geeky Fun Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

For millions of people, Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year. Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I’ve chosen to stay home instead of traveling for the holiday and interact with my family over video. But it doesn’t just have to be making an awkward toast to “These Strange Times” before…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Video Games, Baking, Parade, Escape Room, Watch It Nerds, Among Us


Donald Trump Jr. says he is 'all done with the Rona' and ends his COVID-19 isolation to celebrate Thanksgiving days after announcing his positive test

Donald Trump Jr. with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle at Georgia Republican Party headquarters November 5, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. John Bazemore/AP Photo Donald Trump Jr. announced Wednesday night that he'd been cleared to end his COVID-19 isolation and celebrate Thanksgiving "the way it's meant to be." On Friday, Trump Jr. announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. It's not clear when Trump Jr. received his positive diagnosis, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention re...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Don, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Atlanta Georgia, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr, Rona, Georgia Republican Party


Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to undergo new global trial

Share price drops as critics question claim vaccine could protect up to 90% of peopleWhat tier am I in? Latest Covid rules in England post-lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine will undergo a new global trial as critics questioned the claim that it could protect up to 90% of people against coronavirus.On Thursday Sir John Bell, Oxford’s regius professor of medicine and the UK government’s life sciences adviser, dismissed sug...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Lancet, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Oxford AstraZeneca, John Bell Oxford


Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine results face growing scrutiny

Share price drops as critics question claim vaccine could protect up to 90% of peopleWhat tier am I in? Latest Covid rules in England post-lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine is coming under increasing scrutiny, with critics questioning the claim that trials showed it could protect up to 90% of people against coronavirus.On Thursday Sir John Bell, Oxford’s regius professor of medicine and the UK government’s life sciences ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, UK News, World news, Lancet, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Oxford AstraZeneca, John Bell Oxford


Coronavirus live news: fears African vaccinations may not start until mid-2021; Croatia closes all restaurants

Health campaigners fear Africa near the back of queue for vaccines; weddings also banned in Croatia; Swedish royals test positiveUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 4.22pm GMT Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen was moved to tears on Thursday when visiting a mink farmer who lost his herd following th...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Frederiksen, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus, COVID


Dosing Mix-up Raises Questions About Promising Covid-19 Vaccine

A manufacturing error is raising concerns about a promising covid-19 vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.Read more...
Tags: Science, Astrazeneca, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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