Coronavirus live news: rich nations must help India, says Fauci; Delhi’s crematorium crisis

Study in England says single treatment can have dramatic impact on curbing spread; Fiji fears ‘Covid tsunami’ after India variant outbreak; New Zealand donates $1m; Mutations, politics, vaccines: the factors behind India’s Covid crisisHarry and Meghan to join Biden at concert to boost global vaccinationGlobal faith leaders call for drug firms to vaccinate worldSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.35am BST Good morning/afternoon/evening wherever you are. I’m Martin Farrer and welcome to the Gua...
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Fears of Covid ‘tsunami’ in Fiji after outbreak found to be Indian variant

Covid-19 outbreak in Pacific nation has forced lockdowns across the country, after the island nation avoided transmission for a year Fijian health officials are bracing for a “tsunami” of Covid-19 cases, after the Indian variant was detected in the Pacific nation this week, with lockdowns announced in an attempt to stem the outbreak.The Pacific country had largely managed to avoid community transmission over the course of the pandemic, before a cluster emerged this month linked to a quarantine f...
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In Mass Effect, There's No Place Like Home

Creating a sense of place is fundamental to what makes video games work. In ways few other mediums really can, video games give us the opportunity to interact with and be part of a fantastical space on a personal level. The Mass Effect series is no different, charting us a galaxy to explore and defend. But its best…Read more...
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Haraway—Situated Knowledges

Donna Haraway"Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Persepctive"Feminist Studies 14/3 (1988)on the "strong" social constructionist theory of scientific (non-)objectivity:So much for those of us who would still like to talk about reality with more confidence than we allow the Christian right when they discuss the Second Coming... We would like to think our appeals to real worlds are more than a desperate lurch away from cynicism and an act of faith l...
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India Could Have Up to 500 Million Covid-19 Cases, Experts Believe

Official Indian government figures, not exactly rosy themselves, appear to be massively understating the scale of the covid-19 pandemic ravaging the country.Read more...
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Pour One Out for Eddy Cue's Vision of iMessage for Android

A deposition related to Epic Games’ ongoing case against Apple reveals that Eddy Cue in 2013 championed iMessage for Android but was ultimately overruled.Read more...
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Zuckerberg: It Rubs the Lotion On Its Skin or Else It Gets Paparazzo'd Again

Mark Zuckerberg was merely wearing a clever, creamy disguise when he was photographed last year slathered in ungodly amounts of sunscreen while surfing in Hawaii, at least according to Mark Zuckerberg.Read more...
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Matt Lanter Says He's Not Done With Anakin Skywalker

A surprise, to be sure. But a welcome one.
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Legends of Tomorrow’s New Trailer Goes Retro, and Then… OMG

It’s been a long time since Legends of Tomorrow—the greatest and looniest part of the Arrowverse—has graced our TV screens. Thank Beebo, it’s coming back on May 2, and while it’s trite to say this extended look at season six proves it was worth the wait, holy hell this amazing new trailer for season six proves it was…Read more...
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'Smell Training' Is a Great Way to Get Your Sense of Smell Back After Covid-19, Scientists Say

Researchers in the UK say people who have lost their sense of smell due to covid-19 are better off using “smell training” at home, rather than steroids, to help get their sniffer back in working order.Read more...
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Single dose of Covid vaccine can nearly halve transmission of virus, study finds

Research from Public Health England suggests that protection conferred a fortnight after vaccinationSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine can slash transmission of the virus by up to half, according to a Public Health England study.The PHE finding offers further hope that the pandemic can be brought under control as it indicates that vaccinated people are far less likely to pass the virus on to others. Continue reading...
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Video shows NRA's Wayne LaPierre shooting but failing to kill an elephant for NRA-sponsored TV show that never aired

In this April 26, 2019, file photo, Nation Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the association's Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File A newly released video shows NRA head LaPierre shooting an endangered elephant on a 2013 hunting trip. LaPierre repeatedly fails to kill the animal from close range; his guide eventually makes the kill. LaPierre's wife, Susan, kills anothe...
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Signal's Cellebrite Hack Is Already Causing Grief for the Law

A Maryland defense attorney has decided to challenge the conviction of one of his clients after it was recently discovered that the phone cracking product used in the case, produced by digital forensics firm Cellebrite, has severe cybersecurity flaws that could make it vulnerable to hacking. Read more...
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Godzilla vs Kong's Adam Wingard Could Return to the Monsterverse for More Monkey Business

The success of Godzilla vs. Kong has suddenly made Adam Wingard one of the most important figures in Legendary’s future plans for its giant monster movieverse. But the in-demand director’s next potential project in the series might not star either of his former titular beasts.Read more...
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The Second Covid-19 Vaccine Shot Knocked Me Out, and I Loved It

At approximately 2:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, a ray of light illuminated my personal wrinkle of our ongoing global nightmare: I got my second shot. What followed was roughly 48 hours of debilitating side effects—a consequence I can only describe as fantastic. Read more...
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Around 25,000 Barrels of Suspected DDT Has Been Found Off the California Coast

A known DDT dump site off the coast of Southern California is considerably larger than suspected, in a discovery that’s sounding the alarm bells. Read more...
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It Turns Out Covid-19 Contact Tracing on Android Is Not So Private After All

At the start of the pandemic, Apple and Google scrambled to enable covid-19 contact tracing on their respective smartphone operating systems. The feature, which works across iOS and Android, was designed to help folks quickly determine if they’d been exposed to the virus by simply enabling a contact-tracing setting.…Read more...
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The New Razer Orochi V2 Is a Nice Little Lightweight Travel Mouse for Gamers

Razer products are known for their in-your-face-designs and attention-grabbing RGB lighting, but for its new Orochi V2 mouse, Razer stripped away almost all the extra fluff and created a super simple and lightweight travel mouse for gamers.Read more...
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Please, Don't Trade Your Cookies For Cookies

MSCHF, the Brooklyn-based art collective you might remember from the recent Satanic Shoes debacle featuring Lil Nas X, has a new pitch for you: trade in your digital cookies for real ones.Read more...
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The World of Vampire: The Masquerade Is Being Developed for Film and TV

And it’s bringing its modern gothic-punk TTRPG friends in the World of Darkness along for the ride, too.Read more...
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Of Course Spotify Is Trying to Undercut Apple on Podcasts

Spotify has officially announced its rumored paid subscription platform for podcast creators, and the company appears to be asking for a much smaller cut of profits than Apple from creators who use its service.Read more...
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The CDC's new mask guidance explained in 2 handy charts - one for outdoors, one for indoors

Inti St. Clair/Getty Images The CDC released new guidance Tuesday on where people can go maskless outside. Everyone can exercise outdoors without a mask, as long as they stick to their own household. Vaccinated people should have more freedom to picnic and gather outside without masks, the CDC said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants people to know there are clear, personal benefits to getting vaccinated.On Tuesday, the ag...
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The Case to End Methane Emissions This Decade

When discussing planet-warming emissions, we often talk about carbon dioxide. In the U.S., it accounts for about 80% of our greenhouse gas output. But a new study shows we’d do well to focus more on another greenhouse gas: methane.Read more...
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'Disaster Girl' Finally Gets the Ca$$$$h Money She Deserves Because NFTs

In a coming-of-age tale for the 21st century, Disaster Girl—the cherubic 4-year-old whose criminal grin in front of a burning building captured the internet-poisoned soul of her forebearers—has become an NFT. Now-Disaster Woman Zoe Roth, age 21, has sold her image for 180 Ethereum (currently, $473,000 USD).Read more...
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Apple's M2 Chip Is Reportedly Coming Soon

Apple’s second generation of custom ARM processors have reportedly entered mass production, reports Nikkei Asia. Sources familiar with the matter told the publication we could see MacBooks with the new chip start shipping as early as July this year. Rumors that next-gen MacBooks will go on sale later this year have…Read more...
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The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in May

Though movie theaters are starting to allow patrons these days, the safer option remains streaming. Those who choose to stay home and stream are constantly rewarded with so much new content it’s mind-boggling. At the start of each month, most streamers—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little shuffle,…Read more...
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Physicists Measure the Neutron Skin of an Atom: 'What Experimental Scientists Live For'

For three months in 2019, physicists blasted a beam of electrons at lead atoms that were held in place by foil made of diamond. The team was trying to determine the thickness of the neutron skin, the sheath of neutrally charged neutrons that surrounds the positively charged protons in a lead atom’s nucleus. They…Read more...
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India's vaccine providers can charge $10 to $32 for coronavirus shots amid the country's unprecedented surge

People wait in line to receive COVID-19 vaccines at BKC Jumbo COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Mumbai on April 24, 2021. Satish Bate/Hindustan Times/Getty Images All adults in India can get vaccines starting May 1, but the shots may not be widely accessible. India's government allows vaccine manufacturers to charge fees at private hospitals. The cost could amount to $10 to $32 per vaccine - well above India's average daily income. See more stories on Insider's business page. The ...
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's Head Writer Tries to Explain One of the Show's Worst Decisions

In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s fourth episode, the titular pair of former Avengers are on a mission to stop Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) and her fellow Flag-Smashers. The group’s ill-defined plan puts them at odds with John Walker (Wyatt Russell), the U.S. government’s newly christened Captain America,…Read more...
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Fully Vaccinated People Can Ditch Masks Outdoors, Except in Crowds, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is relaxing its guidelines around wearing masks during the pandemic. On Tuesday, it announced that people fully vaccinated against covid-19 should feel safe and free to not wear masks outdoors, unless they’re in crowded settings. The guidelines also note that unvaccinated…Read more...
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