The CDC director issued a stark warning that this upcoming winter could be 'the most difficult time in the public health history' of the US

CDC Director Robert Redfield is seen testifying before the Senate on September 23, 2020. Redfield was overheard on a flight recently saying that "everything" Dr. Scott Atlas says "is false." ALEX EDELMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty The upcoming winter months could be "the most difficult in the public health history" of the US, Robert Redfield, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday. More than 100,000 patients are being treated for COVID-19 in US hospitals as...
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Google To Shut Down 3D Platform Poly Next Year

Google announced in a Wednesday email that it plans to shut down its 3D-object creation and library platform, Poly, next year, making it the latest of the company’s AR/VR projects to fall into obsolescence. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; French ex-president dies of Covid complications

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Spain caps parties at 10 peopleFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 2.15am GMT Mass immunisation against coronavirus will begin next week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday as he m...
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Latest Windows 10 Patch Fixes Crashing Issue on PCs with Thunderbolt Ports

After Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 version 20H2 and Windows 10 version 2004 updates, some users reported having issues with their PCs crashing—specifically when plugging in an external Thunderbolt NVMe SSD. An incompatibility issue between those types of SSDs and the latest Windows versions was the culprit,…Read more...
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Doctors Release Their ‘Most Worrying Outlook’ on How Climate Change Is Ruining Our Health

The doctors are here to give the Earth its annual checkup, and they say it’s running a fever which is making people sick. They issued their findings showing all the ways climate change is affecting our health in the annual Lancet Countdown, published on Wednesday. Read more...
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The EPA Just Joined Parler and It's Going How You'd Expect

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received the distinguished honor of becoming the first federal agency to join Parler on Monday, and the welcome the account is getting from the users of a right-wing social media platform that bills itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter is pretty much exactly what…Read more...
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The Mandalorian’s Journey to Tython and the Enormous Star Wars History Behind It

Din Djarin’s quest on The Mandalorian has evolved. In finding Ahsoka Tano unwilling to train his ward, he has been sent on a new path with a new understanding, both of the child he cares for and that child’s role in his own destiny. It awaits on a planet discussed in whispers in the Disney era of the Star Wars canon,…Read more...
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Hulu's Watch Party Feature Rolls Out to All Subscribers

A feature previously only available to some subscribers can now be used by all Hulu customers—but there’s a small catch.Read more...
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Google TV's Newest Feature Will Help You Train It to Suggest Better Recommendations

One of the best things about Google TV is the way it integrates a wide range of streaming services to better surface content that’s relevant to you. Google is rolling out a new feature this week to make those recommendations even better by allowing you to tweak and share your preferences. Read more...
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Austin mayor urged people to 'stay home' from a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, where he flew in on a private jet for a vacation with eight others, according to report

Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, speaks during the American Cities Climate Challenge conference at the C40 World Mayors Summit on October 10, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ole Jensen/Getty Images The mayor of Austin, Texas, took a trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico on a private jet just before urging constituents to stay home as COVID-19 cases rose in the city, according to the Austin Statesman and KVUE. Steve Adler also hosted a wedding for his daughter the day before the November flight, accor...
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Use an Advent Calendar to Count Down to the Inauguration, as a Treat

Every four to eight years (usually eight, but not everyone’s a winner), our nation celebrates one of its most exciting traditions: the inauguration of a new president. It’s never less than a heady, intoxicating time—the ceremony! The pomp and circumstance! The playful posturing over crowd sizes! The mere idea sets me…Read more...
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Count Down to the Presidential Inauguration With an Advent Calendar

Every four to eight years (usually eight, but not everyone’s a winner), our nation celebrates one of its most exciting traditions: the inauguration of a new president. It’s never less than a heady, intoxicating time—the ceremony! The pomp and circumstance! The playful posturing over crowd sizes! The mere idea sets me…Read more...
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A YouTuber Made a Water-Cooling Rig to Combat the Canon R5's Overheating Issues

The Canon R5 is a seriously impressive camera and one of the cheapest mirrorless cameras you can buy that supports full 8K video capture. Unfortunately, those fancy video capabilities come with a serious drawback: major overheating issues. So to address the R5's limitations, YouTuber Matt Perks created a custom…Read more...
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A Daring Giraffe Rescue Is Underway in Kenya

Conservationists, government officials, and local community members are banding together to pull off a rescue of eight giraffes stranded on a shrinking island in Kenya. In order to save these animals, they created a giraffe-safe barge to get them across to safe land. They made the first successful rescue of a giraffe…Read more...
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Farewell, Emotional Support Spider

In a thunderous ruling today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) effectively slammed the door on a free-wheeling era when snakes soared through the troposphere: emotional support animals no longer qualify as service animals. Period. End of the line. No. No, I said.Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of December 2, 2020

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Mystery solved: NASA confirmed the space object that just zipped past Earth is a 1960s rocket booster

A model of the Surveyor lander. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has confirmed that a mysterious object that just flew past Earth is the dead booster of a 1960s Centaur rocket. Earth's gravity briefly captured the booster this year, causing it to loop the planet twice before returning to an orbit around the sun. Scientists confirmed that the object was a Centaur booster by comparing its electromagnetic fingerprint to that of a known Centaur booster in space. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Rockets, University Of Arizona, Maui, Near-earth Objects, NASA JPL Caltech, Paul Chodas, Tech Insider, CNEOS, Moon Missions, Center for Near Earth Object Studies CNEOS

Amazon Showcases Fossil Fuel Ties the Same Day Climate Pledge Arena Sign Unveiled

On Tuesday, the blue-and-green sign that will sit atop Climate Pledge Arena rolled out to be placed atop the home of Seattle’s new hockey team. Amazon bought the naming rights to highlight the company’s plan to get to net zero emissions by 2040 and plow $2 billion in venture capital money on its way to getting there.Read more...
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The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

President Donald Trump and US Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, during a news conference at the White House, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorized use from the FDA, require two doses.  Experts previously told Business Insider ge...
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The CDC says Americans shouldn't travel for the holidays. Knowing they will anyway, the agency suggests 2 COVID-19 tests.

Health care worker Elizabeth Cameros, right, administers a deep nasal coronavirus test to traveler Wade Hopkins at a COVID-19 testing station at LAX on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC says the safest way to celebrate winter holidays this year is at home. But if you do plan to travel, the CDC recommends getting tested twice, once before and once after, and restricting your outings to only those most essentia...
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RIP Hugh Keays-Byrne, Star of Mad Max and Mad Max: Fury Road

May he ride eternal, shiny and chrome. Actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, best known for his villainous roles in the Mad Max series, has passed away at the age of 73. The news was first reported by his friend and frequent collaborator, filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith.Read more...
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Why Does TikTok Hate Matthew Morrison So Much?

At some point in 2020, Gen-Z internet unanimously agreed to hate Matthew Morrison, the generally “ok” network television actor. On TikTok and Twitter, mostly, a widely proliferating meme proclaims: “Fuck Matthew Morrison!” There is no reason for this. He is not a particularly famous person; his most notable recent…Read more...
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Republican Plan to Keep the Internet Screwed Under Biden Moves Ahead

President-elect Joe Biden hasn’t even assumed office yet, and it’s already time for him to reach across the aisle and say with sincere force, “c’mon man!”Read more...
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The DJI Mini 2 Is a Great Step Up

As a wannabe cinematographer who salivates over gorgeous aerial shots from directors like Denis Villeneuve, drones are just damn fun to film with and fly. But I’ve been on a hunt for the drone for me and my artistic aspirations (and if I can save a few bucks, that would be great too). Drones are either cheap, flimsy,…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Germany extends restrictions to 10 January; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysDozens get Covid after New Orleans swingers conventionUK coronavirus updates - live 8.57pm GMT Prince Harry has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a rebuke from nature as he called for more action to...
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The Vizio Elevate's Rotating Speakers Are a Clever Dolby Atmos Solution

Dolby Atmos soundbars have a problem: They struggle to simulate height. Regardless of how many drivers a speaker has or how fancy its room-tuning audio is, you can tell the sound isn’t coming from above you. That kind of sucks when you have a fancy home theater setup but the spaceships on-screen don’t sound like…Read more...
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Our Favorite io9 Videos of 2020

Oh, goodness: What a year, right? Twenty-twenty is one of those (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime events that impacted so much of our lives. We saw countless movie delays, comic cons were canceled or moved online, theme parks , and everything had to happen over video. In spite of the challenges, io9 still…Read more...
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Discovery+ Will Launch Next Month for $5 and Be Free for a Year to Some Verizon Users

Discovery is making its soon-to-launch streaming service super cheap or all-out free to millions of users right out of the gate.Read more...
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'The scientists have done it': Boris Johnson hails Covid vaccine

PM says news brings ‘sure and certain knowledge’ that people can reclaim their livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has declared that the nation is no longer resting on the hope of a return to normality by spring but instead has the “certain knowledge” that people can reclaim their lives, as he hailed the arrival of the newly approved Covid-19 vaccine.The prime minister told a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday that “the scientists have done it...
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The WHO says masks shouldn't be worn during intense physical activity, contradicting other advice

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Masks do not need to be worn during "vigorous intensity physical activity," the World Health Organization said in updated guidelines, citing some research that wearing them can have negative effects.  The organization said other prevention measures, like distancing and ventilation, need to be in place in indoor exercise venues, or they should temporarily close.  Some experts disagree with the guidance, however, citing research showing that masks don't impair b...
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