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The 5th largest school district in the US announced a plan to phase back into in-person learning after a rise in student suicides

Principal Nathan Hay checks the temperatures of students as they return to school on the first day of in-person classes in Orange County at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, US. Face masks and temperature checks are required for all students as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds 10,000, with some teachers refusing to return to their classrooms due to health concerns. Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Clark County schoo...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, Suicide, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, The New York Times, Nevada, Biden, Times, Orange County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Orlando


Global coronavirus report: Mexico's president tests positive; Joe Biden to reinstate travel bans

López Obrador to speak to Putin about obtaining Russian vaccine; Biden to include South Africa in restrictions for non-US travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrado – who has long been accused of complacency in his approach to the pandemic – has tested positive for Covid-19 and is undergoing treatment with mild symptoms, according to his Twitter account.As the United States prepared to reinforce travel restrictions from a ...
Tags: Science, Putin, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, South Africa, Biden, Lopez Obrador, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado, Coronavirus


Hacker Group Reportedly Leaks Sensitive Data of 2.28 Million People Registered on Dating Site MeetMindful

Millions of users of the dating site MeetMindful got some unpleasant news on Sunday. ZDNet reported that the hacker group ShinyHunters, the same group who leaked millions of user records for the company that listed the “Camp Auschwitz” shirts, has dumped what appears to be data from the dating site’s user database. …Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Software, Password, Security Breaches, Computing, Operating Systems, Identity Theft, Computer Security, Zdnet, Security Hacker, Online Dating Application


Tesla Sues Ex-Staffer for Allegedly Stealing Proprietary Software Code

Tesla is reportedly taking one of its former employees to court over allegedly stealing company information and breaching contract, CNBC reports. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Tesla, Dropbox, Nikola Tesla, Cnbc, Tesla Model S, Autopilot, Self Driving Car, Inc, Warp Drive, Motor Vehicles, Zoox, TSLAQ, Wireless Energy Transfer, Car Classifications


Apple: If You Have a Medical Device, Keep It a 'Safe Distance' Away from the iPhone 12 and MagSafe Accessories

Although Apple has long acknowledged that its iPhone 12 lineup and MagSafe accessories may interfere with medical devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, it released additional guidance for people who use medical devices on Saturday. The message: Keep your iPhone 12 and MagSafe accessories a safe distance away…Read more...
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FBI Says Far-Right Militia Used Facebook Messenger to Coordinate Attack on Capitol Building

Parler, a veritable breeding ground of far-right extremists, has arguably come under the most fire for its part in the Capitol riots, but let’s not forget that the internet is a big place, and violent radicalization on the scale we saw on Jan. 6 doesn’t develop in a bubble. Case in point: The Federal Bureau of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Software, United States, World Wide Web, Capitol, Capitol Building, United States Capitol, Federal Bureau, Gab, United States Capitol Police, Parler, Alt Tech, Far Right Politics In The United States, Electoral Violence, Storming Of The United States Capitol


This Is Alex, the First Antarctic Penguin Born in Mexico

Over the past couple of weeks, staff at the Inbursa Aquarium in Mexico City have had their eyes glued to a single animal. In a way, it’s reminiscent of parents checking in on their newborn baby; aquarium staff made sure the animal’s mother didn’t squish him, watched so that other animals didn’t harm him, and…Read more...
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This Lengthy Video Essay Is a Fascinating Exploration of Haunting of Bly Manor

Henry James, queer romance, and ghosts. These are the DNA of Haunting of Bly Manor, and they’re the subject of this great (if long) video essay. Read more...
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Godzilla vs. Kong's Epic First Trailer Launches a Clash of Titans

The King of all Kaiju. The King...er, Kong. Only one monarch may rule the monsterverse—and if our first look at Godzilla vs. Kong is any indicator, then it might be our simian pal who manages to eke out an early win.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Godzilla, Kaiju, Kong, King Kong, Zilla, Rodan, Kong Skull Island, MonsterVerse, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Godzilla Films


‘On the cusp of great things’: Dozens of other COVID vaccines working their way to public

Move over, Pfizer and Moderna. You won’t be the only games in town too much longer. COVID-19 has existed for barely more than a year, but 64 vaccines are in clinical development and another 173 in preclinical development worldwide nonetheless, according to the World Health Organization. Dozens of hopefuls are in clinical trials in the U.S., including several by California researchers. But the two inching closest to the finish line here — by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson — could win em...
Tags: Health, Usa, Science, News, Maryland, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Britain, Soccer, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Oxford, San Diego, Belgium, Astrazeneca


Developing Algorithms That Might One Day Be Used Against You

Machine learning algorithms serve us the news we read, the ads we see, and in some cases even drive our cars. But there’s an insidious layer to these algorithms: They rely on data collected by and about humans, and they spit our worst biases right back out at us. For example, job candidate screening algorithms may…Read more...
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Stock up on Masks for the Whole Family for up To 76% Off

50-Pack: Colored 3-Ply Masks | $12 | MorningSave60-Pack: KN95 5-Layer Masks | $29 | SideDealRead more...
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Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

Humans are designed to touch and be touched – which is why so many who live on their own have suffered during the pandemic. Will we ever fully recover?There’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot. I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch. I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before lockdown was announced, then spring and summer passed without any meaningful touch from another person. I...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, University College London, Katerina Fotopoulou


UK vaccine adviser says delay of Covid second dose will save lives

JCVI deputy chair defends extended gap between jabs as Hancock warns end of restrictions ‘long way off’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA representative of the UK’s vaccine advisory committee has defended its decision to delay a second dose, saying it will “save many lives”, as the health secretary, Matt Hancock, warned lifting restrictions was “a long, long way off”.Prof Anthony Harnden of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said the evidence wa...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Hancock, Matt Hancock, JCVI, Coronavirus, Anthony Harnden


‘No more monkey selfies’: scientists told images could drive illegal pet trade

New guidelines say pictures posted on social media by primatologists and researchers can inadvertently damage conservation effortsCelebrity primatologists and scientists have been urged not to post selfies with chimpanzees, orangutans and other primates on social media to help conservation efforts for threatened species.Cuddling baby monkeys on camera and sharing Instagram posts interacting with primates at sanctuaries is strongly discouraged under new aimed at scientists, researchers and TV p...
Tags: Science, Technology, Animals, Environment, Social Media, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Digital Media, Mammals, Jane Goodall


I’ve had my first vaccine jab. It gives me hope of liberation... but not yet

Exactly a year after his first story about coronavirus, our science editor received the Pfizer injection last week. Here he reflects on a remarkable scientific achievementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI marked a grim anniversary in an unexpected manner last week. On 18 January last year, I wrote my first story about a mysterious disease that had struck Wuhan, in China, and which was now spreading around the world. More than two million individuals have since died of...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, China, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Wuhan


A world first in circadian clock manipulation

A new method developed by Nagoya University and Groningen University scientists allows for reversible manipulation of the circadian clock period using a light-activated switch. Compounds which act on clock proteins were identified through large-scale chemical screening, and modified to include a light-activated switch, which was further modified to react to non-harmful visible light, creating a non-toxic and fully reversible circadian clock control process.
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Highly efficient perovskite light-emitting diodes for next-generation display technology

Highly efficient perovskite light-emitting diodes for next-generation display technology.
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Global demand for cancer surgery set to surge

A new modelling study led by UNSW predicts demand for cancer surgery will rise by 52 per cent within two decades, with low-income countries bearing the greatest burden.
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Continued strict control measures needed to reduce new COVID-19 strains

A group of scientists is calling on governments to consider the continued use of strict control measures as the only way to reduce the evolution and spread of new COVID-19 variants. The experts in evolution, virology, infectious disease and genomics warn that while governments are negotiating a 'precarious balance' between saving the economy and preventing COVID-19 fatalities, stronger action now is the best way to mitigate against more serious outcomes from such virulent strains later.
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The Lancet: World failing to address health needs of 630 million women and children affected by armed conflict

Armed conflicts are becoming increasingly complex and protracted and a growing threat to humanitarian access and the delivery of essential health services, affecting at least 630 million women and children--over 8% of the world's population--in 2017, according to a new four-paper Series exposing the far-reaching effects of modern warfare on women's and children's health, published today in The Lancet.
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