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Coronavirus live news: US passes 280,000 deaths, Australian state of Victoria eases restrictions

Californians face new restrictions, including lockdowns; deaths in Turkey double in less than three weeks; UK to begin vaccinations this week. Follow the latestMilitary planes to fly vaccines in to Britain to avoid ports hit by BrexitAnosmia: how Covid brought loss of smell centre stageUS sees record infections as states face deadline for vaccine ordersSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.20am GMT In the UK, singer Rita Ora has apologised after reports emerged that she should have been self-is...
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Robert Rodriguez Wasn't the First Choice to Direct Last Week's Episode of The Mandalorian

Robert Rodriguez, as a creator, seems a natural fit for Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, which premiered this past Thursday on Disney Plus. After all, few people do high action and character work better than Rodriguez, and he’s more than a little experienced with big-budget filmmaking. And yet, apparently, it was sort…Read more...
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Japan’s Hayabusa2 capsule carrying asteroid samples recovered in South Australian outback

Released capsule entered atmosphere at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday before landing safelyA capsule containing pristine asteroid fragments that may unlock secrets about the formation of the universe has been recovered in the South Australian outback after landing safely back to Earth on Sunday.For the past six years, Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has conducted a remarkable 5.2bn km mission to extract the first-ever sub-surface samples from the asteroid Ryugu, which scientists hope will shed light on the...
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2020 Has Been One Godawful Year, but Not for OnlyFans

While I realize that the world won’t magically reset when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, I’m still counting down the days until this cursed year is over. I mean, the universe has to be running out of ammo to hit us with, right? So far 2020's seen an ongoing global pandemic, the spread of murder hornets, …Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports 664 deaths and 43,000 new cases; new high for infections in US

WHO says virus spreading fast despite vaccine progress; French infections rise to 2.29m; Brazil reports 627 new deaths. Follow latest updatesMoscow delivers Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to clinicsVaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissionsCDC advises ‘universal’ masks indoors as US deaths again break recordsSee all coronavirus coverage 10.20pm GMT Argentina has passed a one-time wealth tax in order to raise money to help pay for medical supplies and financi...
Tags: UK, Science, Senate, Russia, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Argentina, Pfizer, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Elon Musk Is Reportedly Heading to Texas for a Tax Break

Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is reportedly gearing up to permanently decamp to Texas in an effort to take advantage of the Lone Star State’s lack of personal income taxes.Read more...
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Ava DuVernay Is Working With the CW to Adapt DC's Naomi

As introduced in 2019's Naomi: Season One, Naomi McDuffie is a normal enough girl. Until she discovers her magic powers. And that she’s from an alternate Earth. You know, it happens. Read more...
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Japan’s Hayabusa2 capsule returns to Earth carrying asteroid samples

Released capsule entered atmosphere at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday before landing safely in South AustraliaA capsule that contains samples from a distant asteroid, which was released 220,000km (137,500 miles) away from Earth by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft earlier on Saturday, has landed safely in South Australia.Hayabusa2 left the asteroid Ryugu, about 300m kilometers away, a year ago. After it released the capsule, it moved away from Earth to capture images of the capsule descending toward the plan...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, World news, Australia news, Earth, Asia Pacific, South Australia, Ryugu


The First Impressions of Wonder Woman 1984 Are In, and It Sounds Like a Fitting Sequel and '80s Tribute

Wonder Woman 1984 comes out soon, and critics recently got their first preview screening. Which means we’ve got reactions. The film, a sequel to Wonder Woman, is Patty Jenkins’s love letter to the 1980s, starring Pedro Pascal as Max Lord and Kristen Wiig as Cheetah alongside returning players Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Read more...
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Mexico's president asked citizens to avoid giving out Christmas presents this season to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Mexico's President Obrador holds a news conference in Mexico City Reuters Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador advised citizens to avoid gatherings, traveling, and exchanging presents this holiday season as the coronavirus continues to spread.  Mexico has the fourth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  "Let's leave Christmas presents for another time," Obrador said in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, accor...
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Mexico's president asked citizens to avoid holiday festivities this season to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Mexico's President Obrador holds a news conference in Mexico City Reuters Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador advised citizens to avoid gatherings, traveling, and exchanging presents this holiday season as the coronavirus continues to spread.  Mexico has the fourth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  "Let's leave Christmas presents for another time," Obrador said in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, accor...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Mexico, US, Trends, United States, Mexico City, Associated Press, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, MEXICO CITY Reuters, Manuel, MEXICO CITY Reuters Mexico, Johns Hopkins University, Mexico Mexico


Bank Workers Could Get the Covid-19 Vaccine Ahead of Most Americans

Bank tellers may get to skip the line to receive the covid-91 vaccine once it becomes available, jumping ahead of those who are at an increased risk for severe symptoms from the virus such as people 65 and older or who have preexisting conditions.Read more...
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Anosmia: how Covid brought loss of smell centre stage

A condition once overlooked by researchers is now in the spotlight as a key symptom of Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSeven years ago, rhinology surgeon Peter Andrews found himself performing an operation that would go on to change the course of his career.Andrews was operating on a patient who had broken his nose many decades earlier after being struck by a cricket ball. The procedure was delicate: straightening the septum – the thin wall of cartilage that s...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Andrews, Peter Andrews, Coronavirus


Joe Makes an Awkward Introduction in New Soul Clip

Joe Gardner, the protagonist of Soul, wants one thing: to be a successful jazz musician. He might just get there. But it’s going to be rough going. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Soul, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Pixar, Pete Docter, Joe Gardner


More Than 1,500 Google Employees Sign Petition Condemning Firing of Black AI Ethicist Timnit Gebru

More than 1,500 Google employees and some 2,000 academic, industry, and civil society supporters have signed a petition protesting the termination of Timnit Gebru, a Black scientist and artificial intelligence ethicist who claims that she was fired by Google after she raised concerns about the company’s diversity…Read more...
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Saturday's Best Deals: LG NanoCell 65-Inch Smart 4K TV, Aiper HEPA Air Purifier, Beats3 Wireless Headphones, Soothing K-Beauty Products, Top-Fill Humidifier, and More

An LG 65-inch NanoCell 4K smart TV and discounts on Korean beauty brand Madeca Derma products lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: UK records 397 new deaths and a further 15,539 cases; Keir Starmer forced to self-isolate

WHO says virus spreading fast despite vaccine progress; French infections rise to 2.29m; Brazil reports 627 new deaths. Follow latest updatesMoscow delivers Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to clinicsVaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissionsCDC advises ‘universal’ masks indoors as US deaths again break recordsSee all coronavirus coverage 4.27pm GMT Turkey has reported a record high in new deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday, with 196 deaths in the last 24 hours....
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, US, World news, Turkey, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Keir Starmer, Coronavirus, COVID


New Jersey officials shut down a restaurant that hosted a mask-free New York Young Republicans gala

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Getty Officials from New Jersey and New York slammed Rep. Matt Gaetz for attending a mask-less gala on Thursday with 150 people convening in close proximity in a restaurant. New Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop shut down the Maritime Parc, the restaurant that hosted the event, on Friday.  The event was an annual gala for the New York Young Republicans Club that was originally supposed to be held in a Manhattan venue, which declined to host the event. The governors of both New Jer...
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Coronavirus live news: Keir Starmer forced to self-isolate; England GPs told to start vaccinations by 14 December

WHO says virus spreading fast despite vaccine progress; French infections rise to 2.29m; Brazil reports 627 new deaths. Follow latest updatesGPs in England told to prepare vaccination sites for mid-DecemberVaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissionsCDC advises ‘universal’ masks indoors as US deaths again break recordsSee all coronavirus coverage 2.32pm GMT Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is self-isolating after a member of his private office tested positive for corona...
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While coronavirus vaccines race ahead, our treatment options remain mediocre. There are good reasons for that.

A healthcare worker administers a coronavirus vaccine candidate to a study participant. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images In the last month, Pfizer Moderna, and AstraZeneca have all announced that their coronavirus vaccine candidates were found to be effective in trials. Meanwhile, none of the drugs we have for COVID-19 so far are particularly effective. Experts cite several reasons why: Vaccines have received far more funding due to their potential to stop the pandemic, and t...
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TaoTronics 4L Cool Mist Humidifier WiFi Smart | $40 | Amazon | Clip couponNulaxy 4.5L Cool Mist Top Fill Humidifier | $40 | AmazonRead more...
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Why is ice hockey the one youth sport producing outbreaks of coronavirus?

"One critical way hockey differs from other contact team sports is how players do line changes — substitutions of groups of players — and are expected to sprint for nearly the whole time they are on the ice. Experts say it probably leads to heavier breathing, resulting in more particles being exhaled and inhaled. Jose-Luis Jimenez, an air engineer at the University of Colorado, speculated that the spaces occupied by rinks keep the virus suspended, perhaps six to nine feet, just above the ice. S...
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Team behind Oxford Covid jab start final stage of malaria vaccine trials

Vaccine could be in use by 2024 if next year’s human trials are successfulThe same Oxford team who have produced a successful coronavirus vaccine are also about to enter the final stage of human trials in their quest for inoculation against malaria.The Jenner Institute director, Prof Adrian Hill, said the malaria vaccine would be tested on 4,800 children in Africa next year after early trials yielded promising results. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, Oxford, Vaccines and immunisation, Malaria, Jenner Institute, Oxford Covid, Prof Adrian Hill


Facebook cracks down on coronavirus misinformation. False claims that the vaccine contains microchips are banned.

Facebook logo is seen displayed on a phone screen in photo taken in Poland on November 29, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook has banned false claims about COVID-19 vaccines in its latest attempt to stop the spread of misinformation. Under the new rules, any claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of the vaccines which have been debunked will be removed as will any conspiracy theories. The news comes as the UK became the first Western nation in t...
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Coronavirus live news: England GPs told to start vaccinating by 14 December; Moscow delivers Sputnik V vaccine to clinics

World Health Organization warns virus spreading fast despite vaccine progress; French infections rise to 2.29m; Brazil reports 627 new deaths. Follow latest updatesGPs in England told to prepare vaccination sites for mid-DecemberVaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissionsCDC advises ‘universal’ masks indoors as US deaths again break recordsSee all coronavirus coverage 10.21am GMT A senior UK government adviser has defended mass use of rapid turnaround tests for coron...
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Coronavirus live news: England GPs told to start vaccinating by 14 December; Germany records new 23,318 cases

World Health Organization warns virus spreading fast despite vaccine progress; French infections rise to 2.29m; Brazil reports 627 new deaths. Follow latest updatesVaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissionsCDC advises ‘universal’ masks indoors as US deaths again break recordsItalians decry Christmas travel ban as ‘slap in the face’See all coronavirus coverage 9.35am GMT Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, has written an opinion piece for the Guardian calling for a gr...
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Following the science: the writers who have made sense of Covid

When R numbers have been daily news, and medical officers have shared platforms with politicians, Gaia Vince reflects on a challenging and exhilarating year of being a science writerThis year has had the makings of an epic saga: a monstrous disease that took over the world, killing the oldest, poorest and most vulnerable, imprisoning the population in lockdown – and the heroic scientists who battled day and night to create a miracle vaccine to defeat it. Books are already being written about the...
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Japan's Hayabusa2 sends capsule carrying asteroid samples towards Earth

Capsule will burn through atmosphere before landing in South Australia in the early hours of Sunday morningJapan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully separated a capsule and sent it toward Earth to deliver samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our planet.The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said the capsule successfully detached Saturday afternoon from 220,000km (136,700 miles) away in a challenging operation that required pre...
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ASH: Off-the-shelf immune drug shows promise in aggressive multiple myeloma

A subcutaneous injection of the immune-boosting drug teclistamab was found to be safe and elicit responses in a majority of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.
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Study reveals surprising benefit of clonal hematopoiesis in allogeneic transplants

Clonal hematopoiesis (CH) is a recently identified condition in which mutations associated with blood cancers are detected in the blood of some healthy, usually older, individuals who don't have cancer. People with CH, while asymptomatic, have an elevated risk of developing blood cancers and other negative health outcomes, including heart attacks and strokes.
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