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Wuhan to Test Everyone for Covid-19 Again After 7 New Cases Detected

At least seven new cases of covid-19 has been detected over the past two days in Wuhan, China prompting city officials to declare that everyone in the city will be tested for coronavirus. Again.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Wuhan, Pandemics, Lindsey Graham, Wuhan China, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Covid 19, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Pandemic, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Pandemic In The United States, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant

Crypto Industry Still Angry At Part of Senate Infrastructure Bill Increasing IRS Reporting Requirements

The cryptocurrency lobby won some major concessions in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill just approved on a bipartisan basis in the Senate, the New York Times reported on Monday, but are still pressing for more.Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Senate, Articles, Joe Biden, Bitcoin, New York Times, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Decentralization, Ron Wyden, Financial Technology, Pat Toomey, Business Finance, Kristin Smith, Payment Systems

'The Situation Is Very Serious': Ransomware Hackers Hobble Covid-19 Vaccinations in Italy

A series of cyberattacks has disrupted COVID-19 vaccinations in Italy’s Lazio region—a large area that encompasses the nation’s capital, Rome.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Social Issues, Italy, Vaccination, Lazio, Computer Security, Rome Read, Amato, Nicola Zingaretti, Alessio

Smoke From Siberian Wildfires Has Reached the North Pole

Siberia is a famously cold place. But since May, it’s been extremely hot and extremely on fire. Those wildfires are so extreme that they’ve sent smoke streaming to the North Pole, and the plume is expected to reach Canada later this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Nature, Canada, Air Pollution, Pollution, Siberia, Wildfire, North Pole, Natural Environment, Fire Prevention, Climate Forcing, Disaster Accident, Holdover Fire, Ecological Succession

The World's Blackest Ink Will Make Your Doodles Look Like Empty Voids on the Page

Outside of military and aerospace applications, there’s not yet a lot of practical uses for the incredibly black paints created in research labs, unless you consider recreating the slapstick comedy of a Looney Tunes cartoon in real life an important application. But there’s no denying these non-reflective paints look…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Ink, Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, Matter, Anish Kapoor, Shades of Black, Vantablack, Emerging Technologies, Carbon Nanotube, Vanta, Refractory Materials

Disney Is Mandating Its U.S. Employees Get Vaccinated

In response to renewed concerns about the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and the spread of the delta variant, Disney is taking a major step to ensure that all of its U.S. employees are guarded against the virus.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Medicine, Labor, Disney, Articles, Vaccination, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, The Walt Disney Company, Scarlet Johansson, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Indonesia, Mandating Its US, Draftemployers Requiring Jabs

81 Million Americans Are Suffering Under Heat Watches and Warnings

Extreme heat is blanketing a huge portion of the country, save those in the Great Lakes and New England (you lucky, lucky bastards). A staggering 81 million are living in areas under some form of heat warning from the National Weather Service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Meteorology, Great Lakes, Extreme Weather, New England, Heat Wave, Excessive Heat Warning, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Wet Bulb Temperature, Torridness, Heat Dome

A Congressman Just Introduced Legislation for a Four-Day Workweek

It turns out some Members of Congress despise the five-day workweek as much as the rest of us. This week, Rep. Mark Takano of California introduced groundbreaking legislation meant to make four-day workweeks the norm in the US, instead of the Monday-through-Friday grind full-time workers have learned to accept as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Congress, California, US, Articles, Economy, Labor Rights, Overtime, John Mcdonnell, Full Time Job, Labor Relations, Wages and Salaries, Fair Labor Standards Act, Mark Takano, Working time

Top 5 Places to Try to Escape Societal Collapse

Everybody needs a plan to survive the zombie apocalypse, climate apocalypse, financial apocalypse, or all of the above. You need your shotgun, your go-bags, and your pickup truck but mostly you just need a good place to hide out while all the shit goes down—a refuge from systemic, global collapse. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, World, Iceland, Countries, The Lord Of The Rings, Technological Change, Renewable Resource, Renewable Energy Technology, Low Carbon Economy, Member States Of The United Nations, Island Countries

6 Surreal Images Showing Rare Snowfall in Tropical Brazil

Snow has fallen in Brazil, an extremely rare event for the tropical country. Thanks to an intense cold snap, snow or freezing rain fell in at least 43 Brazilian cities on Wednesday and Thursday, according to weather service Climatempo.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Winter, Articles, Snow, Nature, Brazil, Meteorology, Frost, Blizzards, Scott Duncan, Ice Storms, Cold Wave, Tropical Brazil

Amazon to Appeal Record $886 Million Fine Over Advertising Practices

Amazon says it intends to challenge a record $886 million fine imposed by a European Union privacy regulator over what the company says are perceived privacy violations related to its advertising technology. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Articles, European Union, Social Issues, Data Protection, Wall Street Journal, Data Security, Digital Rights, General Data Protection Regulation, Privacy Law, Business Finance, Right To Privacy, Information Privacy

The U.S.’s First-Ever Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban Is Even More Important Than It Seems

A refinery community in Washington passed a ban on constructing new fossil fuel infrastructure, becoming the first county in the U.S. to enact such a policy. It’s a policy exactly in line with what science has shown is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Washington, Environment, Articles, Fuel, Energy industry, Fossil Fuels, Fossil fuel divestment, Energy Development, Oil Refinery, Energy Economics, Phillips 66, Pete Erickson, Resource Economics, Matt Krogh

Texas Governor Bans Mask Mandates as Republicans Embrace Death and Disease

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday night that bans local mask mandates used to fight the covid-19 pandemic, which has gotten worse in recent days thanks to the highly infectious delta variant of the virus. The executive order comes after Republicans in Congress staged a protest Thursday …Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Medicine, Congress, Articles, Vaccine, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Fauci, Greg Abbott, Kevin McCarthy, Covid 19 Pandemic, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic

Corporate America Is Building Its Own Surveillance State. Will the FTC Stop It?

Americans are used to hearing about what a great country they live in—how lucky they are to have been born in, or to have immigrated to, the United States. “American exceptionalism”—a phrase, funnily enough, coined by Joseph Stalin—is an idea that, on the whole, is still embedded in the country’s collective identity.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, America, United States, Social Issues, Mlb, Joseph Stalin, Digital Rights, Equifax, Rohit Chopra, Internet Privacy

Here Are the 5 Major Regions Literally on Fire Right Now

Geologists have debated whether to call this era the anthropocene, a geological period where humans are the dominant force reshaping the planet rather than natural processes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Fire, Articles, Nature, Wildfires, Wildfire, Santa, Costa Brava, All, Emergency Management, Natural Resources Canada, Diablo, Hazards, Fire Prevention, Yellowstone Fires

Hackers Breach San Diego Hospital, Gaining Access to Patients'... Well, Uh, Everything

Cybercriminals recently hacked into the email accounts of staff at UC San Diego Health, potentially thieving extensive financial and medical information from its patients and employees.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, San Diego, Phishing, Computer Security, UC San Diego, UC San Diego Health, Health Medical Pharma, Medical Record

John McAfee Virus Infects QAnon

The late John McAfee was a lot of things: a rumored rapist, murderer, and speed-fiend who somehow escaped prosecution, but also a libertarian cryptocurrency shark facing a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint and, of course, the founder of the security company bearing his name. Now, the Daily Beast reports, …Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission, John Mcafee, Trumpism, Alt Right, McAfee, Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew Gordon, John F Kennedy Jr, 8chan, QAnon

Zuck Confirms Facebook's Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardware

It’s been a while since we’ve heard about Facebook’s collaboration with Ray-Ban on a pair of augmented reality glasses. But in comments during an earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that no, he hasn’t forgotten about the device. It’ll actually be the company’s next hardware release.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Glasses, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, Articles, Eyewear, Augmented Reality, Razer, Science and Technology, Mixed Reality, Oppo

Ethereum Founder Donated $1 Billion to Fight Covid in India, but Only $20 Million Has Been Spent

The co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain, Vitalik Buterin, donated roughly $1 billion in a Shiba Inu-themed cryptocurrency to a covid-19 relief fund in India in May 2021. So far, according to Bloomberg, just $20 million or roughly 2% of the original commitment has made it to its donation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, India, Narendra Modi, Articles, Bloomberg, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Science and Technology, Blockchain, Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, Vitalik Buterin, Cointelegraph, Shib, Sandeep Nailwal

The Queen Really Hates Harry and Meghan’s Kid

Queen Elizabeth has endorsed reducing plastic pollution at Buckingham Palace, but it turns out the monarchy may not be taking a climate-friendly turn just yet. On Wednesday, the Guardian published a scathing report detailing how the Queen spent months quietly lobbying Scottish ministers to exempt her private land from…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Scotland, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Energy Policy, Countries, Elizabeth, Meghan, Parliament of Canada, Paul Wheelhouse, British Monarchy, 100 Renewable Energy

Ecuador Tells Julian Assange His Citizenship Has Been Revoked

Julian Assange’s long, contentious relationship with Ecuador is officially over: According to Associated Press, the nation has chosen to revoke his citizenship effective immediately.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Government, Asylum, Articles, Associated Press, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Chelsea Manning, Rafael Correa, Moreno, Guillermo Lasso, Lenín Moreno, Indictment And Arrest Of Julian Assange, Embassy Of Ecuador London

Facebook News Consumers Are More Anti-Vaccine Than Fox News Viewers, Study Finds

Joe Biden might want to consider re-backpedaling after backpedaling his accusation that social media companies [Facebook] are “killing people” by spreading vaccine conspiracies and bunk. A new study suggests that Facebook’s news consumers are inordinately unwilling to get the covid-19 vaccine.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Software, Fox News, Branch, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson, Deception, Ben Shapiro, Kaiser Family Foundation, Facebook News, David Lazer, Jen Psaki, Fake News

‘Adapt or We’ll Break’: A Water Expert Lays Out the West’s Risky Future in the Megadrought Era

The West’s megadrought has produced no shortage of terrible stories. Drought conditions have enveloped 90% of the region, leading to record low water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the two largest reservoirs in the U.S., as well as countless other smaller water systems throughout the region.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Water Scarcity, Stanford University, Natural Environment, Water Supply, Water Treatment, Environmental Issues, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, Molly Taft, Newsha Ajami

Animals Emerged 350 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought, Fossil Discovery Suggests

Ancient rocks from northwestern Canada have been found to contain structures consistent with sea sponges. At 890 million years old, they could be the oldest known animal fossils on Earth.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Animal, Canada, Marine Life, Fossil, Cambrian, Proterozoic, Paco Cardenas, Cambrian Explosion, Cryogenian, Sponge, Elizabeth Turner, Neoproterozoic, Geological History Of Earth, Geological Periods

Arkansas Reports 33 New Covid-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators in Single Day

Arkansas hospitals placed 33 new covid-19 patients on ventilators Tuesday, according to the state’s department of health, bringing the total to 205 patients struggling for life on the machines. Sadly, that’s the highest number of patients on ventilators since January, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, Articles, Arkansas, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Life Sciences, Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Vaccine Hesitancy, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma

Ex-Airman Who Leaked Secrets of America's Drone War Gets 45 Months in Prison

A high-profile whistleblower who leaked top secret information about America’s drone warfare program has been sentenced to 45 months in federal prison.Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Articles, America, Journalism, Investigative journalism, Trump, The Intercept, Liam, Jeremy Scahill, Daniel Hale, Observation, Drone Strike, Espionage Act, Reality Winner, Drone Papers

Newly Launched ‘Galileo Project’ Will Hunt for Alien Technologies in Our Midst

A new project seeks to uncover evidence of aliens, not by gazing upon distant star systems but by finding traces of their technologies inside our solar system—and even on Earth.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Articles, Milky Way, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Bruker Corp, Human Interest, Avi Loeb, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, The Milky Way, Oumuamua, F 22, Unidentified Flying Object, Interstellar object, Frank Laukien

Western Wildfires Are Sending Carbon Offsets Up in Smoke

Eighty-six large forest fires are burning across 12 states. Among the trees they’re torching are ones being used as carbon credits, showing the danger of relying on forests to offset emissions elsewhere.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Nature, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildfire, Climate Change Policy, Natural Environment, Reforestation, Hammon, Carbon Credit, Green Diamond Resource Company, Carbon Offset, Carbon Finance, Emissions Reduction

We Know How This Ends

I was chatting with a friend the other day whose parents have refused to get the covid-19 vaccine. No amount of news articles, cajoling, carrots, or sticks could convince them otherwise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Doubt, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Naomi Oreskes, Climate Change Denial, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccines

CDC Will Reportedly Ask Some Vaccinated People to Mask Back Up

The CDC is set to recommend mask-wearing for people vaccinated against covid-19, at least some of the time, according to reports from the New York Times and CNN. The change in guidance, which will reportedly happen today, is due to growing concerns over the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus. At this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Cdc, Articles, Cnn, New York Times, Delta, Vaccination, Anthony Fauci, Biotechnology, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, United States Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant

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