US reports single-day record of more than 3,900 deaths from COVID-19

Pallbearers carry the casket of Glen Ridge Police Officer Charles Roberts during his funeral after he passed away from the coronavirus, on May 14, 2020 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images States across the US reported more than 3,900 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, the largest single-day total since the pandemic began. States also reported a record 125,000 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus. The figures may not reflect the full extent of the crisis due to ...
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Amazon Purchases Podcast Network Wondery

One of the last large independent podcast networks in the U.S. will soon become a subsidiary of Amazon.Read more...
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World prepares for muted New Year's Eve under Covid shadow

Britons urged to stay home; France puts 100,000 police out on patrol; Merkel laments hardest year; Times Square closed to publicSee all our coronavirus coverageMillions of people around the world are preparing for a New Year’s Eve like no other – with lockdowns, restrictions and curfews in place in dozens of countries in an attempt to stem the spread of Covid-19 before vaccination drives start to take effect.New Year’s Eve marks one year since the World Health Organization first mentioned a myst...
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An emergency-room doctor tested positive for coronavirus 9 days after getting vaccinated. That's not a sign the vaccine didn't work.

A nurse receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital on December 21 in Valley Stream, New York. Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images Josh Mugele, an emergency-room doctor in Georgia, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. Mugele received his first dose of Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine nine days earlier. Mugele's COVID-19 infection isn't a sign the shot didn't work. The vaccine requires two shots to be fully...
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An emergency room doctor tested positive for COVID-19 nine days after getting vaccinated. That's not a sign the vaccine didn't work.

A nurse receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital on December 21, 2020 in Valley Stream, New York. Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images Josh Mugele, an emergency room doctor in Georgia, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Mugele received his first dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine nine days prior. Mugele's infection isn't a sign that the shot didn't work. The vaccine requires two shots to be fully effective. It can also t...
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*BOSK* Majestic Trees, Falling Leaves Strategy Board Game

Nature themed games are some of my favorites for gameschooling.  They are a wonderful supplement to a holistic, curiosity led, interest driven way of studying science out in the natural world through observation and experience.   Bosk is a beautiful game about trees, our favorite element of nature.  I’m a native Oregonian and am also a […]
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San Diego man tests positive for new, more contagious UK variant of COVID-19

Demonstrators protest during a "Freedom Rally" against Stay-At-Home Directives on April 18, 2020 in San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images A variant of the coronavirus first detected in the UK has now been found in Southern California, officials said Wednesday. A 30-year-old San Diego man was confirmed this morning to have the new variant, which is believed to be more contagious. "Because there is no travel history, we do not believe this is an isolated case in San Diego County...
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NPR Poll Finds That a Minority of Americans Fully Disbelieve QAnon Conspiracies

This sounds about right: As of Dec. 30, 2020, well over a third of Americans believe wild conspiracy theories designed to sow fear and societal collapse. A poll from NPR and the market research company Ipsos found that a solid 40% of Americans believe that covid-19 was created in a lab in China, 37% are “unsure” of…Read more...
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Ticketmaster To Pay $10 million After Illegally Hacking Rival's Computer System

Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation, have agreed to pay out $10 million dollars to a competitor after admitting to hiring a former employee to hack into the rival company’s computer network.Read more...
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12 Intriguing Sundance Movies That Could Become 2021's Genre Sleeper Hits

Even though no one will actually be in Park City, Utah to see it, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is still happening. It’s taking place mostly online from January 28-February 3 and anyone can go, if they buy tickets and passes. Those go on sale January 7 so, in the build-up to that, we went through the schedule and…Read more...
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Sorry ESPN+ Users, Your Annual Subscription Just Got More Expensive

ESPN+ is the latest streaming service to get a price hike.Read more...
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New Tech Developments We're Actually Excited About in 2021

2021 will be the year of being thankful that the world hasn’t completely ended. I don’t want to hear any “we were promised flying cars”-style whining. The new year will be all about rethinking how far we’ve come, where we’re already going, and how much we’ve been getting wrong along the way. Read more...
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The AirPods Max Are Annoyingly Incredible

I’ve been using a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones for years. They’ve accompanied me on long flights to Europe and Japan, canceled out noise on a plethora of trade show floors, and helped me block out my neighbor’s weed wacker to get work done at home. But there are a slew of new premium Bluetooth headphones…Read more...
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New Research Shows How Covid-19 Can Trigger Brain Damage

New research out today looks to bring us closer to understanding how covid-19 can cause brain damage. The study suggests that while the viral infection may not directly reach the brain in most cases, it can spark the sort of destructive inflammation that’s seen with other neurological conditions, like stroke.Read more...
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New Year honours 2020: citizens awarded for response to pandemic crisis

Among those honoured are health and social care workers, Covid response volunteers, virus experts and fund-raising centenarians Hundreds of key workers and community champions who battled the pandemic have been recognised in the New Year honours list for the UK which celebrates people’s extraordinary response to the Covid-19 crisis.Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One driver, and the cinematographer Roger Deakins are among the celebrities knighted, while the architect David Chipperfield gets the Comp...
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The 10 Best Deals of December 30, 2020

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All the Creative and Inspiring People We Lost in 2020

Losing folks you don’t personally know, but who have influenced your life in a major way thanks to their creative contributions, can be pretty upsetting. While 2020 was terrible for a whole host of reasons, io9 wants to take another look back at the losses in our community to pay tribute to all the wonderful moments…Read more...
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Japanese Researchers Are Making Wooden Satellites Because We Have a Space Trash Problem

Floating around the Earth is a bunch of satellites. Cool for GPS, monitoring weather patterns, and the internet—not so cool for space junk. This is why Sumitomo Forestry and Kyoto University are teaming up to create the world’s first wooden satellites by 2023. Read more...
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The 'Revolutionary' Fight Over California's Hidden Oil and Gas Wells

At the corner of West Pico Blvd. and South Genesee Ave. in west Los Angeles sits a tan, six-story building. It’s nothing much to look at: It’s set back from the street by a manicured lawn, lined by a row of trees on each side. An American flag flies out front.Read more...
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Siberia permafrost yields well-preserved ice age woolly rhino

Calf carcass from thawing ground in north-east region of Yakutia found with many internal organs intactA well-preserved ice age woolly rhino with many of its internal organs still intact has been recovered from the permafrost in Russia’s extreme northern region.Russian media reported Wednesday that the carcass was revealed by thawing permafrost in Yakutia in August. Scientists are waiting for ice roads in the Arctic region to become passable to deliver the animal to a laboratory for studies in J...
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Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt to recover Super Heavy rocket by catching it with launch tower

SpaceX will try a significantly different approach to landing its future reusable rocket boosters, according to CEO and founder Elon Musk. It will attempt to ‘catch’ the heavy booster, which is currently in development, using the launch tower arm used to stabilize the vehicle during its pre-takeoff preparations. Current Falcon 9 boosters return to Earth and land propulsively on their own built-in legs – but the goal with Super Heavy is for the larger rocket not to have legs at all, says Musk....
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Questions hang over UK's rollout of Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

Analysis: regulator surprises by approving 12-week gap between first and second shots of vaccine as well as Pfizer/BioNTech shotCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s a pragmatic solution to an incredibly urgent problem – how to immunise very large numbers of people at risk from a rampaging variant of Covid-19 in the shortest possible time. The answer that government advisers have come up with is to give them all – more than 20 million of them – a single shot of the Oxf...
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Couples who meet via dating apps keener to settle down, study suggests

Research finds those who couple up after swiping right have stronger long-term intentionsWith the Covid crisis putting paid to New Year’s Eve celebrations and many other opportunities to seek romance in person, dating apps have thrived.But while such tech has long been associated with hookups, a study suggests those who couple up after swiping right have as satisfying a relationship as those who met via traditional encounters – and might even be keener to settle down. Continue reading...
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Amateur Batman Builds His Own Wrist Mounted Grappling Gun

A childhood spent obsessing over Batman’s wonderful toys eventually transitions to a disappointing adulthood where you realize those gadgets just can’t exist in real life, even with a billion-dollar budget. That hasn’t stopped many from trying, and JT from YouTube’s Built IRL has come closer than most at recreating…Read more...
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The Most Disappointing Gadgets of 2020

Believe it or not, we actually like a lot of gadgets. This is why it’s always a bummer when one arrives on the scene with the panache of a deflating balloon. There were a few of those products in our list of disappointing gadgets this year. Yet while sometimes gadgets disappoint everyone, there are other times they…Read more...
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What's Truly Terrifying About the Stumbling Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

A cursory glance at country-by-country covid-19 vaccinations shows the U.S. well ahead of other countries. But dive a little below the surface and the data tell a different story. While more than 2.1 million people have received their first covid-19 vaccine shot, more than 9.3 million doses lay waiting to be shot into…Read more...
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Your TV Speakers Are Terrible. Amplify Your Audio With the Best Soundbars, According to Gizmodo

Even a cheap TV will give you pretty great picture quality these days, but as sets have gotten thinner and better, the speakers have become tiny and awful. Want explosions that put a boom in your room? Your TV won’t cut it; those speakers can barely deliver solidly intelligible dialogue. Given all that, a soundbar is…Read more...
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Colorado Guardsman has 1st reported U.S. case of coronavirus variant

DENVER — A Colorado National Guard member has the first reported U.S. case of a new and seemingly more contagious variant of the coronavirus that has set off alarm in Britain, while a second case is suspected in another Guard member, health officials said Wednesday. The two were sent on Dec. 23 to work at a nursing home struggling with an outbreak of the virus in a small town outside Denver, said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state’s epidemiologist. A state laboratory detected the cases after it began...
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The Trump administration will fall far short of its goal to start vaccinating 20 million Americans by year's end, as logistical challenges stack up for states

Technicians sort doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the Virginia Hospital Center on December 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images The US is nowhere close to meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. In the absence of clear federal guidance, the vaccine rollout has devolved into a patchwork response that varies by state, experts say. Many health departments are struggling to vaccinate people as coronavirus cases soar in mos...
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Last Call: NordVPN Is Offering 3 Months Free This Holiday Season When You Buy a 2-Year Plan for 68% Off

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