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Less than a week before taking office, 41-year-old Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died from COVID-19

In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting US Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District in Baton Rouge, LA. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisiana GOP Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 less than two weeks after announcing that he tested positive for the virus.  He was set to be sworn into Congress on Sunday.  Letlow, who was 41-years-old, had been in the ICU since December 23.  ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Congress, US, Trends, Star, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Luke, Abraham, Baton Rouge La, St Francis Medical Center


41-year-old Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 less than a week before he was set to take office

Luke Letlow. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisiana GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, less than two weeks after announcing that he tested positive for the virus. He was set to be sworn into Congress on Sunday. Letlow, 41, had been in the intensive-care unit since December 23. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Louisiana GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was 41."It is with heavy hearts that @FirstLadyOfLA and I offer our...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Trends, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Abraham, Monroe, Shreveport, St Francis Medical Center, News Star, Lance Harris, MELINDA DESLATTE


Moderna's board members and adults in their households will be among first in line to take their vaccine

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are moved to the loading dock for shipping at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool Moderna announced on Tuesday that many of its 1,200 employees, contractors, and board members could be prioritized for its vaccine. The company clarified that those doses would not interfere with the national stockpile. Moderna also stated that the internal vaccination of staff and board member...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, US Postal Service, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Trump, Mike Pence, McKesson, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Moderna, COVID


Science matters. The remarkable response to Covid has reminded us | Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

While there have been setbacks, in Australia at least it would be hard to find many people distrusting of scientistsBeing an epidemiologist in 2020 has been a very odd experience. This time last year, when I told people my job title, more than half the time I’d be met with a blank look and then the tentative question: “Is that … like a skin doctor?”.Explaining that it was more like a spreadsheet doctor rarely went down that well. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, COVID, Gideon Meyerowitz Katz


Google Is Testing a "Short Video" Carousel That Would Surface Instagram and TikTok Videos

Google is reportedly testing a new mobile search feature that would surface TikTok and Instagram videos in their own dedicated carousel — the search giant’s apparent answer to a growing appetite for short-form video content. Read more...
Tags: Google, Videos, Feature, Science, Instagram, Carousel, Tiktok, Mobile Search Feature, Test Feature


2,000-Year-Old Food Just Came Out of a Pompeii Snack Bar

Before its demise at the explosive hands of Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii was a bustling town with a strong agricultural economy and an appetite to match. Painted scenes and archaeological remains have long hinted at the diets of its doomed residents. On Saturday, the Pompeii Archaeological Park announced the excavation of…Read more...
Tags: Food, Drinks, Science, Snacks, Pompeii, Pompeii Archaeological Park


Scientists call for full lockdown in England as new Covid cases multiply

Independent Sage group warns of ‘tens of thousands of avoidable deaths’ without immediate actionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists and health bodies are calling for tighter coronavirus restrictions in England as cases continue to rise and hospitals report mounting pressure.Issuing a warning ahead of a government review of the tier system in England on Wednesday, the Independent Sage group of experts said that unless the whole country was immediately put under ...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, Coronavirus, Independent Sage


Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Reportedly Paid Women and People of Color Like Shit

The cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase consistently paid women and people of color less than other employees performing similar jobs, new data from the New York Times has found, exposing a glaring pay gap that’s large even by the tech industry’s miserable standards.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tech, Bitcoin, New York Times, Crypto, Pay Gap, Gender Discrimination, Coinbase, Racial Discrimination, Cryptocurrency


McConnell Doesn't Care About Section 230 or the Election—Just Keeping Your Relief Check Small

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to block consideration of a House-approved stimulus package on Tuesday that includes $2,000 checks for many Americans—an amount sought after by a rising chorus of Republicans and an outgoing President Trump.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, House, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, First Amendment, McConnell, Trump Read, Section 230, Covid 19


Weirdly Enough, 2020 Was Apple's Biggest Year in a Long Time

While most of us were having a horrible year, with lives and jobs up-ended by the global pandemic, tech companies sailed through 2020, buoyed by a stock market completely divorced from reality and consumers in need of products and software to do work and school at home. Apple was one such company, breaking its own…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Epic Games, Consumer Tech, So Many Things


The Lasso of Truth Is Wonder Woman 1984's Real Star

In Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984, princess Diana of Themyscira whips out a bevy of new, magical tricks to aid in her fight to save the world. She does battle with both Max Lord and Cheetah, two villains meant to embody all wanton greed and consumption that defined the decade. Though both her foes are armed in their…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Dc Comics, Streaming, Magic, Diana, Wonder Woman, Superheroes, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Gal Gadot, Lasso, Patty Jenkins, Superpowers, Lasso of Truth


New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Ignore Scientists' Advice on Alcohol Limits

The newest dietary guidelines from the U.S. federal government are out, and there are some surprising omissions. While the guidelines continue to emphasize the value of a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, they don’t recommend that American men substantially cut down on alcohol—contrary to the advice…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Nutrition, Alcohol, Usda, Alcoholism


Here’s what happened in the world of artificial intelligence in 2020

The year 2020 was long and treacherous, but the biggest bright spot for me was the official launch of Neural. That’s our AI sub-brand here at TNW and the section you’re reading this article in. More specifically, Neural is me (Tristan Greene), Thomas Macaulay, Ivan Mehta, and the contributors and colleagues who help us put out fresh, original, exciting content in the world of machine learning every day. It was a tough year to be a reporter but Thomas and Ivan managed to exceed our expectations a...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, TNW, Thomas, Ivan, Neural, Greene Thomas Macaulay Ivan Mehta


The 10 Best Deals of December 29, 2020

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The US has confirmed its first case of the new, more transmissible coronavirus strain in Colorado

Healthcare workers from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment check in with people waiting to be tested for COVID-19 at a drive-up testing center in Denver on March 12, 2020. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Colorado officials confirmed the first US case of a new coronavirus variant that was first identified in the UK. The strain may be more transmissible than its predecessors, but there's no reason to think it's more deadly. Public-health experts say the emergence of the ne...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, News, Colorado, US, Trends, United Kingdom, Mutations, Anthony Fauci, Denver, Yale School of Medicine, PBS NewsHour, Polis, Jared Polis


The US is vaccinating people way too slowly. A top doctor says the federal government is to blame.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine at the White House on December, 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images According to analysis from NBC News, it could take the US nearly a decade to vaccinate enough Americans to bring the pandemic under control at its current pace. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday said the Trump administration is falling "far behind" on vaccinations. Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of ...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Watch Boston Dynamics’ Robot Army Dance Their Way to World Domination

As the company wonders what the future holds for it now that Boston Dynamics is owned by the Hyundai Motor Group, its robots are showing off their impressive capabilities in a year-end video that may also be a ploy to distract humanity from their ultimate goal: total dominance on the dance floor, or the eradication of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Atlas, Robots, Boston Dynamics, Spot, Hyundai Motor Group, Handle, The Contours, Do You Love Me, Watch Boston Dynamics ' Robot Army


Insider poll: The typical American expects to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine within the next 3 months. That's not likely.

Dr. Ramkumar Sankaran receives the Covid-19 vaccine with the first batch of Moderna's vaccine at Hartford hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on December 21, 2020. - Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images The typical American believes they will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine within the next three months, according to recent Insider polling. The CDC recommends that the first round of vaccinations should go to frontline workers and people aged 75 and up, but each state is in charge of ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, HHS


The US is vaccinating people way too slowly. A top doctor explains why.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine at the White House on December, 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain why the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US is taking so long. While the US Food and Drug Administration has approved two vaccines for distribution, experts have said it will be many month...
Tags: Twitter, Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mike Pence, US Food and Drug Administration


New Report Claims Apple Supplier Uses Forced Labor in China

While Apple says it has a thorough system of checks to ensure components used in its products are produced in an ethical manner, a new report claims that well known Apple supplier Lens Technology uses forced labor comprised of Uighur Muslim workers in China. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, China, Forced labor, Lens Technology, Uighurs, Report Claims Apple Supplier Uses Forced Labor


Netscape Makes Baffling Appearance in Brexit Trade Deal

It’s been four years since the laborious process of pulling the UK out of the European Union began, and one would expect the language in the final deal to be thoroughly considered. But if a section of the 1,246-page agreement regarding encryption standards for transferring DNA is any indication, this package might be…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, European Union, Brexit, Netscape, Mozilla Mail, Brexit Trade Deal


The Best Gaming Keyboard for Wannabe Esports Athletes

There are plenty of (very justifiable) tropes when discussing video games, but the one that I can’t let go of when I’m thinking of PC gaming is the keyboard being mightier than the sword. It can make or break your gaming experience. And there are so many mechanical gaming keyboards available that choosing the right…Read more...
Tags: Science, Keyboards, Logitech, Corsair, Hyperx, Razer, Consumer Tech, SteelSeries, Wannabe Esports Athletes


The 12 Best (And 6 Worst) Genre Movies of 2020

Here’s how weird 2020 was for movies: Unless you saw something in January or February (like The Invisible Man, Birds of Prey, or Bloodshot), there’s a good chance you didn’t see a movie in a movie theater for the entire year. A whole year without going to the movies. Frankly, it’s hard to even fathom, even though we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Streaming, Birds Of Prey, Year In Review, Palm Springs, Relic, Bad Hair, Tenet, Dolittle, The Invisible Man, Antebellum, His House, Artemis Fowl, Bill and Ted Face The Music, Io9 Year In Review


Google Sneakily Removed Support for Astrophotography Mode from Ultra-Wide Cams on the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G

Typically the holidays are a time of giving, however following a camera update earlier this fall, users recently discovered that Google has removed the ability to use Astrophotography mode with the ultra-wide cameras on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Astrophotography, Cameras, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5g, Astrophotography Woes, Ultra Wide Cams


Coronavirus live news: Denmark extends lockdown for a fortnight; just 40% in France plan to get vaccine

Latest updates: UK records 53,135 new cases and 414 deaths; concern over slow start to France’s immunisation campaignDenmark extends lockdown until 17 JanuaryEngland may face tougher ‘tier 5’ Covid restrictionsSpain to keep registry of people who refuse Covid vaccineThe lost year: could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?South Africa bans alcohol sales to help curb spread of virusSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.07pm GMT The first study of the safety and effectiveness of a coronavi...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, France, Germany, Africa, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Denmark, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Coronavirus, Shifa Pharmed


The Expanse's Steven Strait on Holden's Evolution as a Leader

The Expanse is a show with an ensemble cast, but if you had to pick a “main character,” it would probably be James Holden. Played by Steven Strait, who’s also a producer on the show, Holden captains the Rocinante and has a unique connection to the dangerously mysterious protomolecule. Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Interview, Streaming, The Expanse, Holden, James Sa Corey, Amazon Studios, James Holden, Steven Strait, Io9 Features


We've Hit the Phase of the Trump Presidency Where People Are Suing Over Dishwashers

President Donald Trump’s bitter feud with various household appliances has landed his administration in court. Read more...
Tags: Science, Appliances, Donald Trump, Dishwashers


Coronavirus live news: 'extreme concern' as UK posts record new cases; just 40% in France plan to get vaccine

Latest updates: UK records 53,135 new cases and 414 deaths; concern over slow start to France’s immunisation campaignEngland may face tougher ‘tier 5’ Covid restrictionsSpain to keep registry of people who refuse Covid vaccineThe lost year: could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?South Africa bans alcohol sales to help curb spread of virusSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.24pm GMT Nigeria faces oxygen supply challenges to treat coronavirus patients in parts of the country and unacc...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, France, Nigeria, Africa, US, World news, Medical Research, Britain, United States, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Msnbc, Brett Giroir


Toyota's Robocars Will Wash Themselves Because We Can't Be Trusted

On Christmas Eve, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publicly released an application submitted by Toyota for a “car wash judgement system.” It’s not a patent application for a system that judges how well you washed your car, nor a system that washes your car while judging you and calling you a bad owner…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Patents, Toyota, Autonomous Cars, Car Wash, Trademark Office, Kinto


Everything You Need to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Top Pick: Rad Power Bikes RadRover | $1,600 | Rad Power BikesRead more...
Tags: Science, New Year, New Years Resolutions, New Year New You, 2021



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