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Suga considers new state of emergency for Tokyo amid Covid resurgence

Japan’s capital is battling a second wave of infections, just 200 days out from hosting the already-delayed Olympic GamesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJapan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has said the government is considering declaring a state of emergency in the greater Tokyo region amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in and around the capital.Suga, whose handling of the pandemic has seen his approval ratings plummet in recent weeks, has come under pressure ...
Tags: Japan, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Yoshihide Suga, Suga, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Coronavirus


Apple Has Purportedly Asked Foxconn To Create Two Foldable iPhone Prototype Shells

Apple appears to be moving along in its development of a foldable iPhone, according to new rumors. The company has apparently asked its Foxconn, its biggest iPhone supplier, to create two prototype foldable shells with displays. Read more...
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WhatsApp Sets an All-Time Record as Users Welcome in the New Year Virtually

Facebook’s cross-platform chat app WhatsApp saw a record number of users on New Year’s Eve as some people smartly opted to celebrate the end of 2020 virtually this year. Because even if that cursed year from Hades is finally behind us, the covid-19 pandemic is definitely not.Read more...
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Xbox Series X and S Shortages Have Microsoft Asking AMD for Help

Supply issues have hamstrung the rollout of the latest generation of video game consoles. Even now, nearly two months after the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S released, Microsoft is still scrambling to meet demand and has reportedly reached out to chipmaker AMD to fast-track production on its end. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Playstation, Xbox, Nvidia, Amd, AMD Ryzen, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


These New Uncharted Pictures Confirm That This Movie Is Still Actually Happening

I know, I know: the film’s got a star, a director, a picture of the star in costume, the whole shebang. But I still can’t quite believe that, after years of development hell, the Uncharted movie is actually happening. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mark Wahlberg, Sony, Sony Pictures, Tom Holland, Uncharted


An Exposed Username and Password Leaves Over 100,000 Zyxel Firewalls and VPN Gateways Open to Severe Attacks

A critical vulnerability discovered by a Dutch security specialist at EYE allows hackers to “completely compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability” of more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Hacks, Vpn, Eye, Firewalls, Zyxel, Vpns


Fauci says the US could start vaccinating 1 million people per day - double its current rate over the last few days

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images After a painfully slow start, US coronavirus vaccinations could speed up soon, Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC News' Martha Raddatz on Sunday. Fauci said there's no reason why the US can't immunize 1 million people per day right now. Th...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Fauci, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Redesigned Tesla Model S Reportedly Spotted in Palo Alto

What looks like a new version of the Tesla Model S was recently spotted cruising through Palo Alto, California, just a few weeks after the company hit pause on its vehicle production lines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Palo Alto, Electric Cars, Model S, Tesla Model S, Palo Alto California, Starting 2021 With A Good Old Fashioned Mystery


An inflatable Christmas costume may have spread coronavirus particles at a California hospital, potentially infecting 44 employees

Redondo Rex walks the neighborhood dressed as a gingerbread cookie in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images Forty-four hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose tested positive for COVID-19 from December 27 to January 1. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume's fan may have splayed infectious particles across the emergency...
Tags: Science, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, Hospital, World Health Organization, San Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles California, Reno Nevada, Chavez, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Patrick T Fallon, Aerosols


An inflatable Christmas costume may have spread coronavirus particles at a California hospital, potentially infecting 43 employees

Redondo Rex walks the neighborhood dressed as a gingerbread cookie in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images Forty-three hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose tested positive for COVID-19 from December 27 to January 1. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume's fan may have splayed infectious particles across the emergenc...
Tags: Science, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, Hospital, World Health Organization, San Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles California, Reno Nevada, Chavez, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Patrick T Fallon, Aerosols


UK to begin using Oxford Covid vaccine as PM strikes hopeful tone

Boris Johnson says he hopes pace of vaccination can be ramped up to protect tens of millions in months Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in the UK will begin receiving the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, after the prime minister expressed hope that the pace could be ramped up to protect tens of millions of people from Covid-19 within the next few months.In England the first doses would be administered in a small number of hospitals for surveillance purposes...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Oxford, Doctors, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Gps


US Surgeon General says he has 'no reason to doubt' the 350,000 COVID-19 death toll in the US after Trump baselessly questioned its accuracy

FILE: President Donald Trump watches as Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a news conference on March 22, 2020. Yuri Gripas/Reuters US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday expressed confidence in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's handing of COVID-19 data after it was baselessly criticized by President Donald Trump. "From a public health perspective, I have no reason to doubt those numbers," Adams said during an appearance Sunday on CNN.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the dire...
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Tesla Very Nearly Hit Its Goal Of Delivering 500,000 Cars In 2020

Tesla set a strong goal for 2020: build and deliver half a million cars. And while the electric vehicle company very nearly achieved both goals, it fell just 450 units short of its delivery goal.Read more...
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Analysis: is it wise for England to mix and match Covid vaccines?

US experts warn against plan to give different second jab if supplies run lowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is setting the pace around the world in the approval and use of Covid vaccines but, while other countries watch intently, not all are yet prepared to embrace what looks like public health pragmatism rather than strict adherence to evidence.Britain is the first country in the world to approve and use the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, just as it was first wi...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, US, Society, UK News, World news, Regulators, US news, Britain, NHS, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer


Americans have been escaping to Mexico to avoid COVID-19 restrictions back home. Now, Mexico is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases.

A beach in Cancun, Mexico, on December 29, 2020. Alberto Valdez / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images (edited) Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have been flocking to Mexico either on vacation or to settle, according to multiple reports. In November, more than half a million Americans traveled to Mexico, The New York Times reported. The influx of Americans has been partly due to the relaxed restrictions at the Mexican border: while many countries require proof of a negat...
Tags: Travel, Post, Science, Washington Post, Mexico, US, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Mexico City, News UK, Npr, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cancun


A Florida lawmaker is calling for Mar-a-Lago to be fined and shut down after video showed a ballroom packed with maskless partiers on New Year's Eve

Felix Mizioznikov/Shutterstock Florida state Rep. Omari Hardy on Saturday called for President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, to face fines and closure. His calls came following footage from a Mar-a-Lago on New Year's Eve showed a packed ballroom of maskless partygoers bringing in the new year in violation of a county order requiring masks. "We cannot allow businesses and business owners to openly flout our mask order," Hardy wrote, adding: "This kind of open nonco...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Science, News, White House, New York City, Trends, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach, Hardy, Mike Love, Palm Beach Florida


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Keir Starmer calls for immediate lockdown in England as Covid cases soar

Labour leader urges prime minister to impose new nationwide restrictions within next 24 hoursCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Labour leader, Keir Starmer, has urged Boris Johnson to avoid delay by imposing new nationwide restrictions in England within the next 24 hours to tackle the “out of control” virus.After the prime minister earlier on Sunday raised the prospect of tougher Covid-19 restrictions amid concerns over pressure on the NHS, Starmer intervened to argu...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Coronavirus, NHS Starmer


India's approval of covid vaccines triggers mass immunisation drive

Green light for Oxford vaccine alongside domestic Covaxin hailed as ‘decisive turning point’ by PMCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia has granted emergency approval to both the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and the domestically developed Covaxin, signalling the start of one of the largest Covid-19 immunisation drives in the world.At a press conference on Sunday, the drugs controller general of India said the decision to approve both the Oxford vaccine and C...
Tags: Health, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Society, World news, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Vaccines and immunisation, Bharat Biotech, Coronavirus, Covaxin


Fauci to Trump after he tweeted the CDC exaggerates the number of COVID-19 cases: 'The deaths are real'

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump on Sunday said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — led by people he appointed himself — tracks coronavirus case and death rates inaccurately.  The number of US cases and deaths "is far exaggerated," he said in a tweet Sunday, a claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts have disputed. It's far likelier that the CDC underexaggerates cases. Experts for months have said case and death toll rates are actually much higher tha...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Donald J Trump, Fauci


I lived like an astronaut for months in isolation

Kate Greene had a headstart in coping with lockdown cabin fever after living inside a geodesic dome at 8,000ft, as part of a space experimentOnce upon a time I lived on Mars. Or the closest thing to it. At the time I was a science journalist and not necessarily an obvious choice for the mission. And yet I found myself on it. This was 2012 and Kim Binsted, professor of information and computer sciences at the University of Hawaii, along with Jean Hunter, professor of biological and environmental ...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Mars, Cornell, Hunter, University of Hawaii, Kim Binsted, Jean Hunter, Coronavirus, Kate Greene


Coronavirus restrictions 'probably about to get tougher', says Boris Johnson

Prime minister says he is ‘fully reconciled’ to prospect of stricter measures in England in weeks aheadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has raised the prospect of even tougher lockdown measures, including school closures, being imposed in England in the coming weeks to stem surging Covid-19 rates.Amid concerns over pressure on the NHS and the higher transmissibility of the new coronavirus variant, the prime minister revealed he was “fully reconciled” to p...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Jane Goodall: 'Change is happening. There are many ways to start moving in the right way'

The primatologist and ecological activist on why population isn’t the cause of climate change, and why she’s encouraging optimismJane Goodall is a primatologist who is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on chimpanzees. She has spent 60 years studying the chimps that live in the Gombe Stream national park and she is a prominent advocate, via several foundations, of protecting the great apes and their habitats. She has been presented with awards by the UN and various governments fo...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Netflix, Wildlife, Conservation, Population, Un, Biodiversity, Jane Goodall, Goodall, Gombe Stream


Do we have to age?

The biologist Andrew Steele thinks ageing is a disease that can be treated. But if we had a cure for getting old, what would that mean for us?When the biologist Andrew Steele tells people his thoughts on ageing – that we might one day cure it as if it were any other disease – they are often incredulous and sometimes hostile. Once, at a friend’s wedding, he left a group of guests mildly incensed for suggesting that near-future humans might live well into their 100s. A similar thing happens at din...
Tags: Science, Life and style, Ageing, Steele, Andrew Steele


Charging ahead for electric vehicles

Roads installed with wireless charging technology could become an integral feature of our cities in an electric vehicle future.
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A Number of Disney TV Productions Delayed Amidst Surge in LA Covid Cases

The Los Angeles entertainment industry, typically a hub of Hollywood production, is once again slowing to a halt in response to the unprecedented, basically unchecked spread of the novel coronavirus in LA County. Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Disney, Los Angeles, American Horror Story, Disney Studios, The Orville, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Disney TV Productions, LA Covid Cases, LA County Read



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