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Gov. Gavin Newsom considers new stay-at-home orders in California as COVID-19 hospitalizations spike

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California at a news conference on May 18. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is considering imposing new stay-at-home orders in California. About 75% of California's 7,733 intensive-care-unit beds are occupied, and projections shared by Newsom indicate that hospitals could reach 112% of capacity by December 24. "If these trends continue, we're going to have to take much more dramatic — arguably drastic — actions," he said during a briefing Monday. Vis...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Santa Clara County, Newsom, Coronavirus, Sara Cody, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Stay At Home Order


Gov. Newsom considers another COVID-19 stay-at-home order as hospitalizations in California spike after Thanksgiving holiday

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new criteria related to coronavirus hospitalizations and testing that could allow counties to open faster than the state, during a news conference at Mustards Grill in Napa, Calif., Monday May 18, 2020. Newsom says the new criteria could apply to 53 of the state's 58 counties. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he is considering imposing another stay-at-home order as hospitalizations in the state spike amid COVID-19 surges. About 75%...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, LA Times, Santa Clara County, Napa Calif, Newsom, Ghaly, Coronavirus, Sara Cody


Washington state launches 'WA Notify,' an anonymous, data-secure app through which COVID-19 positive users can anonymously notify exposure others who have been within 6 feet of them

Washington Department of Health A new app launched by the Washington State Department of Health and developed in conjunction with the University of Washington seeks to notify users if they have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is voluntary and data-secure and is seen as a complementary tool for testing and contact tracing, according to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. The app launched Monday as COVID-19 cases remained high in Washington state, with state hospitals nearly running out of capacity...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Tech News, Washington State, University of Washington, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Seattle Times, Washington State Department of Health, Washington Department of Health


Dr. Scott Atlas Resigns From Trump White House

After a three month stint on the White House’s coronavirus task force during which he advocated for “herd immunity,” lambasted mask-wearing and generally acted like a contrarian, ant-science douche, Dr. Scott Atlas tendered his resignation on Monday night.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Resignation, Trump White House, Scott Atlas, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus Task Force


Controversial Trump advisor Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force

Scott Atlas during a briefing at the White House on August 10 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special advisor to President Donald Trump, resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday. Atlas joined the task force in August as a special government employee, meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. Atlas' push to reopen the US has sparked backlash from critics, including the top US inf...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlas, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci, Laura Ingraham


A woman said she gave birth to a baby with protective COVID-19 antibodies after contracting the virus during pregnancy

Crystal Cox/Business Insider A woman in Singapore who had COVID-19 in March just gave birth to a baby who has antibodies that seem to be protective against the virus, she told a local paper.  Past research has suggested antibodies against COVID-19 cross the placenta in utero, but little is known about how long the presumed immunity may last and how the timing of infection during pregnancy plays a role.  Breast milk also has detectable antibodies against COVID-19 and there's no evidence it...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Pregnancy, Trends, Childbirth, Women's Health, Antibodies, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, OB GYN, Madden, Aldrin, Wuhan China, COVID, Crystal Cox Business Insider, Anna Medaris Miller, Jessica Madden


Liverpool is attempting mass COVID-19 testing during the UK's lockdown — but the reaction to the program is mixed

Liverpool is undertaking a mass coronavirus testing pilot, with residents having access to lateral flow tests that are able to determine if someone has coronavirus in under an hour. Peter Byrne/Getty Images Liverpool's mass COVID-19 testing program, a pilot in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "Operation Moonshot vision," is dividing public health officials and politicians, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that as of November 3, Liverpool's weekly rate of COVID-19 tests was...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, England, Science, Trends, Bbc, NHS, Liverpool, Boris Johnson, University of Bristol, Public Health England, The Washington Post, Bmj, Pcr, Cabinet Office


Supreme Court Skeptical About Law That Could Have a Chilling Effect On Security Research

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed skepticism about the sweeping nature of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, claiming that the cybercrime law — the only one of its kind in the United States — could lead to a slippery slope where average Americans are criminalized for innocuous transgressions like checking…Read more...
Tags: Science, News, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Security Research, Nathan Van Buren, Cybercrime Law


Coronavirus live news: US may begin vaccinations before Christmas; Vietnam sees first case in three months

WHO ‘will do everything’ to find Covid origin; Mexico and Brazil seeing ‘alarming’ case surge; Opec to hold a second day of talks on TuesdayVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.22am GMT Samoa’s two positive Covid-19 cases have been declared historical cases and not infectious.The cases were detected in a 70-year-ol...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Mexico, US, Opec, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Melbourne, Vietnam, Samoa, Apia, Coronavirus


Study finds indications of life on Doggerland after devastating tsunamis

Scientists suggest parts of expanse that once connected Britain to mainland Europe survived waves and had settlementsBreaking away from Europe has never been straightforward.Eight thousand years ago, a series of enormous tsunamis swept through the North Sea and struck the coast of what is now Britain, with devastating effects. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, UK News, World news, Britain, Geology, Geography, North Sea, Doggerland


Brazil records 287 new Covid deaths – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.58pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: US may begin vaccinations before Christmas; Vietnam sees first case in three months 11.05pm GMT Here’s a summary of the latest developments, as Monday draws to a close. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Vietnam, Coronavirus


It Looks Like Apple Fitness+ Is Launching Soon

Fitness+ was announced back in September and slated for release before the end of the year. But we’re just weeks away from the start of 2021 and Fitness+ is still nowhere to be found. So what gives?Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Applewatch, Apple Fitness Plus, Fitness Plus


Spider-Man's Composer on Crafting Miles Morales' Melodic Identity

The creative team behind Insomniac’s latest video game, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, found a number of different ways to convey to players that Miles and Peter Parker are profoundly different kinds of Spider-Man, despite being driven by similar senses of justice. One of the biggest ways it achieves that is through its…Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Video Games, Interview, Marvel, Soundtrack, Sony, Marvel Comics, John Williams, Spider Man, Miles, Peter Parker, John Paesano, Insomniac, Miles Morales, Insomniac Games


Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday. Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee (SGE), meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. Atlas' push to reopen...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlas, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci


Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas reportedly resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday, Fox News and CNN reported. Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee (SGE), meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Breaking


The Mandalorian Has Raised Some New Questions About Its Star Wars Timeline

When The Mandalorian brazenly introduced a certain former Jedi apprentice this past week, the show connected to the larger Star Wars universe in its biggest way yet. Ahsoka Tano isn’t just “The Jedi” who would help Din Djarin complete his quest with the Child, she’s a Jedi who knows way more than he, or anyone else,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Jedi, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Grand Admiral Thrawn, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


Samsung's Rumored Galaxy Buds Pro Could Be a Truly Premium AirPods Pro Rival

Even though Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds—Galaxy Buds Live—first went on sale not long ago in August, it seems the Korean electronics giant is already preparing for a follow-up. Filings for a product called Galaxy Buds Pro have appeared in multiple locations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Samsung, Leaks, Rumors, Consumer Tech, Wireless Earbuds, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds Pro Spotted, Galaxy Buds Pro


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Getty North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a COVID-19 vaccination from the Chinese government, Japanese intelligence sources told a Washington DC-based Korea expert. Kim's health has been the subject of rumors throughout his nine-year rule of the country. The 36-year-old dictator is a frequent smoker and obese, according to South Korean lawmakers, fueling speculation that he would experience complications if he were to contract COVID-19. Visit Business ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Science, North Korea, China, International, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Cia, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, David Choi


How Hackers Could Trick Unwitting Scientists Into Producing Dangerous Genes

In a new letter to the editor pulled from the prestigious scientific journal Nature, a team of Israeli researchers pose a frankly wild-sounding question: could a computer hack result in a scientist being swindled into creating a piece of genetic code that’s harmful—or potentially toxic—rather than helpful?Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dna, Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare, DNA testing, Cyberbiosecurity, Biowarfare


Tar Sands Pollution Is Giving Otters Limp Dick

Otters’ dick game is getting weaker, and toxic oil waste products are to blame, according to a new study in the journal Chemosphere. By dick game, I mean their actual penis bones, which are getting more brittle. This might sound like it’s just bizarre clickbait, which, yes. But it’s also actual science, and it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Otters, Canada, Penises, Alberta, Tar Sands, Limp Dick


PS4's Share Button Was So Great Everyone Copied It

The Nintendo Switch, the PS5, and the Xbox Series X all have something in common: A controller button that lets you quickly and easily take screenshots of games. While this feature feels like something obvious that’s been around for a long time, it only first became a thing in 2013’s PS4. The share button has since…
Tags: Science, Controller, Screenshots, Kotakucore, Ps4, Share Button, Dualshock 4, Last Gen


Coronavirus live news: Brazil records 287 new Covid deaths; WHO urges caution over festive gatherings

Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figure, and Croatia’s PM tests positiveModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.19pm GMT Here’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressing a press briefing earlier, where he said the festive perio...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil, Croatia, Who, World Health Organization


Plug Into the Best Cyber Monday 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 Cyber Monday can help. but finding the best deals in the flood of bargains isn’t easy. Spare yourself the…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Cyber Monday, Kinja Deals, Science, Cyber Monday Deals, Holiday 2020


This BBC Micro Emulator Takes You Back to 1981

If you are of a certain age and nationality, you’ll remember the BBC Micro or Beeb, a computer produced by Acorn for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, an effort by British Broadcasting Corporation to bring computer literacy to the lads and lasses of that fair isle. The Beeb is a beloved piece of hardware to many…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Computing, Emulators, BBC Micro, Beeb, British Broadcasting Corporation, ACORN, BBC Computer Literacy Project


The 10 Best Deals of November 30, 2020

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Doctor Who’s Holiday Special Will Mark the Final Episode for 2 Companions

The Fab Four are no more. Doctor Who stars Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh—who’ve played companions Ryan and Graham for the past two seasons—have confirmed that they’re set to depart the TARDIS after the upcoming New Year’s holiday special. Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Graham, Ryan, Bradley Walsh, Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill


3 coronavirus vaccines so far seem to prevent COVID-19. Here's how their efficacy compares to vaccines for flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images AstraZeneca reported last week that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was 70% effective, on average, in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine candidates were found to be 94% and 95% effective, respectively.  The chart below shows how the efficacy of those vaccine candidates co...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Massachusetts, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Johnson Johnson


December's New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Just Might Help You End 2020 on a Good Note

December is usually a pretty light month for new book releases, and while 2020 has been anything but traditional, that’s still the case here. However, you’ll find there are plenty of enticing new volumes heading to shelves, including an entire book of stories written during lockdown. Stay home, stay safe, stay reading!Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Horror, Fantasy, Commerce, Black Canary, Authors, DC Entertainment, Ve Schwab, Bookshelf Injection, Tochi Onyebuchi, Rebecca Roanhorse


Study: Security flaw could allow hackers to trick lab scientists into making viruses

Cyber-security researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev recently discovered a computer attack that could allow hackers to remotely trick laboratory scientists into creating toxins and viruses. The setup: Medical professionals use synthetic DNA for a variety of reasons, including the development of immunogens for creating vaccines. The Ben-Gurion researchers developed and tested an end-to-end attack that changes data on a bioengineer’s computer in order to replace short DNA sub-strings...
Tags: Startups, Music, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Neural


Who Needs Disneyland With a Giant Replica of the Matterhorn in Your Backyard

As you look back on a year spent in as much isolation as you’ll ever experience (hopefully), what do you have to show for all that time at home? Did you learn to cook? Master an instrument? Clean out the garage? Whatever it was it probably wasn’t as gung-ho as the LaRochelle family, who put us all to shame by building…Read more...
Tags: Science, Roller Coasters, Disneyland, Matterhorn, Replicas, Larochelle



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