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The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases — less than a week after hitting 12 million cases

A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami, Florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  The country surpassed 12 million COVID-19 cases just 6 days ago.  One report predicted that the US could see as many as 1 million COVID-19 cases a day.  Visit Business ...
Tags: Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Miami Florida, Johns Hopkins University, Miami Dade County Auditorium, Coronavirus, Henry Walke, COVID-19, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


Seeing Google Stadia's Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Isn't Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming [Corrected]

Google’s fledgling cloud gaming service could really use a win after a year of technical issues and lukewarm reception from gamers. It’s resorted to literally giving Stadia and its accessories away for free to drum up some excitement, but how it handles CD Projekt Red’s oh-so-long-awaited title Cyberpunk 2077 next…Read more...
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Seeing Cyberpunk 2077 Run on Google Stadia at 4K Isn't Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming

Google’s fledgling cloud gaming service could really use a win after a year of technical issues and lukewarm reception from gamers. It’s resorted to literally giving Stadia and its accessories away for free to drum up some excitement, but how it handles CD Projekt Red’s oh-s0-long-awaited title Cyberpunk 2077 next…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Cloud Gaming, CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, Google Stadia


Oops, That Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Google Shared Isn't on Stadia [Corrected]

Correction, 11/29/2020, 9:08 p.m. ET: A Google spokesperson reached out to explain that the gameplay footage shared in the video referenced below was not captured on Stadia, and is “the same footage provided to all platforms” of Cyberpunk 2077. That renders moot any observations about the footage’s quality in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Cloud Gaming, CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, Google Stadia


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in LA County as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 1.13am GMT The health ministry of Mexico has confirmed the country’s Covid-19 death toll has risen to 104,8...
Tags: England, Science, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Trudeau, LA County, Coronavirus, COVID


Extremely vulnerable in UK given high priority for coronavirus vaccine

Those with conditions such as blood, bone or lung cancer put in same category on interim guidance list as over-70sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople at very high risk of contracting coronavirus due to health problems, who were made to shield during the pandemic, have been given the same priority as the over-70s to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.People aged 18 or older deemed “clinically extremely vulnerable” are in the same priority group as those aged 70 and over, ac...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Public Health England Continue


Coronavirus live news: US hospitalisations at record level as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regions 11.23pm GMT Between 100,000 and 150,000 people will be able to return to work in Ireland over the next week or so as all shops, restaurants, gyms and pubs serving food reopen, Business Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.The number of people claiming temporary coronavirus-related jobless benefits has risen by almo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, US, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Leo Varadkar, Trudeau, Coronavirus


io9 Investigates: Will Wearing a Giant Baby Yoda Onesie Improve Your Mandalorian Viewing Experience?

The Mandalorian is already some pretty solid Star War. But what if we could improve on it by looking like an absolute idiot while watching? I, io9's resident idiot, decided to find out.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Hot Topic, Goofballery, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


The 10 Best Deals of November 27, 2020

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The mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, is a medical doctor. He reveals how he's wrestling COVID-19 outbreaks in the state's largest city.

Fargo, North Dakota Mayor, Dr Tim Mahoney speaks to Sailors present at the USS Robalo (SS 273) wreath laying ceremony held at the Lindenwood Park, during Fargo Navy Week, July 23, 2018. Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images North Dakota has experienced one of the biggest COVID-19 outbreaks the US has seen since the start of the pandemic.  Dr. Tim Mahoney, the mayor of Fargo, the state's most populous city, recently implemented a mandatory mask order to help address the growing number...
Tags: Politics, Science, Minnesota, US, Trends, Tim Mahoney, West, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Fargo, Minot, North Dakota State University, Moorhead, Mahoney, Fargo North Dakota, Grand Forks North Dakota


Neanderthals Didn’t Use Their Thumbs Like We Do, New Research Suggests

An analysis of Neanderthal hand bones suggests these extinct humans possessed thumbs better suited for power grips, as opposed to precision grips, which could mean they used their hands differently than we do.Read more...
Tags: Tools, Science, Anatomy, Neanderthals, Grips, Thumbs, Neanderthal Anatomy, Prehistoric Tool Use


Scientists are aiming to launch a nationwide trial 'as soon as possible' to find out if the top coronavirus vaccines can stop the virus from spreading

A 16-year-old participates in Pfizer's clinical trial to test its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Massive studies have shown that two leading coronavirus vaccines are highly effective at preventing people from getting sick with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Top researchers are already pitching plans for additional studies, Business Insider has learned. This research aims to answer a critical question: can these experimental shots also pr...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, University Of North Carolina, Cohen, Corey, UNC, Children s Hospital, National Cancer Institute, Paul Offit, NCI, Lowy


Earth will partially eclipse the Beaver Moon this weekend. Here's what that means.

A total lunar eclipse as seen from Santa Monica, California, October 8, 2014. A Beaver Moon eclipse will be visible across North America overnight Sunday. Earth will move between the full moon and the sun, partially eclipsing the moon in darkness, for four-and-a-half hours early Monday. People across North America and Europe have used full moons to track the seasons and months for thousands of years. Here are some of the names they've used for each month's full moon. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, News, Maryland, Massachusetts, Time, Trends, Earth, Features, Atlantic, Moon, North America, New England, Hunter, Charlie Baker


Coronavirus live: half of Canadians 'to get vaccine by September'; Italy to ease Covid measures in some regions

Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regions; singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authoritiesNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 8.20pm GMT More than...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Belgium, Trudeau, Alexander De Croo, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC, Coronavirus, De Croo


Nerfies Might Be the Future of Selfies, Letting Your Friends Judge You on Social Media in Full 3D

Ever since cameras first existed people have been pointing the lens at themselves to snap so-called selfies—a term first coined back in 2002. At this point they’re long overdue for an upgrade, so a team of researchers have created what could be the next-generation of selfies: easy to capture 3D models of yourself…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Selfies, Social Media, Research, Smartphones, 3D, University of Washington, Google Research, Deformable Neural Radiance Fields, Nerfies


Plug Into the Best Black Friday 2020 Tech Deals

Take a glance at anyone’s holiday wish list, and there’s probably a gadget or two somewhere on there. While it’s nice to know exactly what your loved ones want, the prices can get hefty pretty quickly. Days like Black Friday can help. but finding the best deals in the flood of bargains isn’t easy. Spare yourself the…Read more...
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This 65" TCL 4K Android Smart TV Is Just $230

TCL 65" Android 4K TV | $230 | Target Read more...
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21 Great Sci-Fi Christmas Ornaments From Hallmark

Is it really Christmas if you don’t have a little sci-fi on your tree? Hallmark would say no. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Holidays, Marvel, Christmas, Disney, Star Trek, Back To The Future, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Christmas Tree, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Collectibles, Jaws


No 10 wanted union flag on Oxford coronavirus vaccine kits

Plan hatched by new ‘Union unit’ to counter rise in Scottish nationalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDowning Street tried to get doses of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine labelled with an image of the union jack, it has emerged, as scientists and statisticians raised more questions over the press release that proclaimed the trial’s success.The request for injection kits to bear the flag was driven by No 10’s newly formed “Union unit”, which is ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Scotland, Conservatives, UK News, Oxford, Health policy, Scottish Independence, ` Union, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca


Coronavirus live: Italy to ease Covid measures in some regions; Swiss advised against watching oom-pah bands

Italy to ease measures in five regions; singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authorities; Iran tightens pandemic restrictions North Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 6.09pm GMT A politician in Germany has been...
Tags: Science, Germany, US news, Iran, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Reuters Continue, Thomas Mueller, Coronavirus, Hildburghausen


The Mandalorian's Grandest Episode Yet Uncovers Old Friends, and Older Pains

The Mandalorian has always promised the picture of a much wider place it could encompass in the Star Wars universe, ever since its first episode flipped the script and put our titular hero in front of a little green mystery from the stars. Its latest chapter re-aligns the show’s place in that world even as it grows it…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, TV Recap, Diana Lee Inosanto, Rosario Dawson, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Michael Biehn, Grand Admiral Thrawn, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


Satellite Photos Show Gigantic Iceberg Possibly Drifting Away From Ecologically Sensitive Island

Iceberg A68a—currently the world’s largest iceberg—is rotating and possibly moving in a westerly direction away from South Georgia Island, according to new satellite photos. This is potentially good news, as the enormous chunk of ice appeared to be on a collision course with the wildlife-filled island.Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Icebergs, South Georgia Island, Iceberg A68a


One third of America ignored COVID-19 by gathering for Thanksgiving — and it's easy to see why

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 warned for months that Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread. They suggested people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they would not be changing anything at all about how ...
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


Legendary Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert outlines 8 money principles will bring you the most happiness for your dollar

Shopping: It'll bring you happiness. Getty Images Money buys happiness, says Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert, if you spend it right. As in: Avoid big purchases that you'll just get used to and fail to appreciate. And imagine what it will be like to live with a purchase after you but it. Spend well, and you'll quite likely make yourself happier. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Money can't buy happiness."This sentiment is lovely, popular, and almost certainly wron...
Tags: Psychology, Personal Finance, Science, Money, Happiness, Success, Trends, Research, Earth, Harvard, Spending, George Clooney, University Of Virginia, Tesla Roadster, Dan Gilbert, University of British Columbia


Denmark could dig up and cremate mink killed in Covid cull

Fears nitrogen and phosphorus could be released in large quantities into soil at grave sitesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDenmark’s government is considering exhuming and cremating the remains of millions of culled mink after decaying carcasses started to emerge from a hastily dug grave.After a mutated version of Covid-19 was found in the animals, the prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, announced a cull in early November of the estimated 15-17 million mink in Denmark...
Tags: Europe, Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Infectious Diseases, Pollution, Animal Welfare, Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus


Friday's Best Deals: Intel Core i9, LEGO Ship in a Bottle, Diamond Halo Earrings, Sony X800H 65" 4K TV, Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush, and More

An Intel Core i9 processor and LEGO Ship in a Bottle lead Friday’s best deals.Read more...
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The Best External Hard Drive for the Digital Hoarder

Data hoarding is somewhat of a lost art these days, thanks in large part to streaming services, cloud storage, faster internet access, and uh, digital rights management.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new daily infection record; Swiss advised against watching oom-pah bands

Singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authorities; Iran tightens pandemic measures by all but closing government officesNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 4.07pm GMT The spread of the coronavirus virus aro...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, US news, Iran, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Switzerland, South America, Alpine, Afp, Coronavirus




Earth is much closer to a supermassive black hole than we thought

Sagittarius A*. This image was taken with NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Ellipses indicate light echoes. NASA A new map of the Milky Way galaxy places Earth closer to the galaxy's center. That also puts it closer to the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way: Sagittarius A*.  The good news: We're not moving closer to the black hole, and we aren't currently in danger of getting sucked in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It seems that Earth has been misp...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Black Hole, Event Horizon Telescope, Solar System, International Astronomical Union, Betelgeuse, Vera, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Michelle Star, Chandra X Ray Observatory Ellipses



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