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Coronavirus outbreak: senior US official accuses China of lack of transparency

Top White House official Larry Kudlow questions approach of Politburo as China brings in ‘wartime’ measures in more citiesCoronavirus latest updates A senior White House official has called on Beijing to be more transparent over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak as Chinese authorities expanded “wartime” measures to limit its spread.Casualties from coronavirus reached nearly 1,400, with more than 5,000 new cases reported on Friday, dampening optimism that the virus will soon be contained. ...
Tags: Science, White House, China, US, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Politburo, Larry Kudlow, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: senior US official accuses China of lack of transparency

Top White House official Larry Kudlow questions approach of Politburo as China brings in ‘wartime’ measures in more citiesCoronavirus latest updates A senior White House official has called on Beijing to be more transparent over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak as Chinese authorities expanded “wartime” measures to limit its spread.Casualties from coronavirus reached nearly 1,400, with more than 5,000 new cases reported on Friday, dampening optimism that the virus will soon be contained. ...
Tags: Science, White House, China, US, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Politburo, Larry Kudlow, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump’s new budget pours billions into AI and quantum R&D

The US Office of Science and Technology today released more information about President Donald Trump‘s FY 2021 budget and, as it stands, it looks like the White House and Pentagon are finally getting serious about AI and quantum computing technology. The new budget contains billions of dollars earmarked for AI research and development (R&D) spread out over various government agencies. This includes a record $1 billion set aside for non-military AI research. The National Science Foundation has a ...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, White House, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, National Science Foundation, Neural, US Office of Science and Technology


Why Trump might soon make (some) scientists very happy

The White House issued its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10.The request includes deep cuts to many federal science agencies, though it also calls for more funding into certain research, including NASA.The administration could soon mandate that all federally funded research be published without paywalls, a move that many researchers seem to support. The White House sent its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10, offering a glimpse into how the Trump administration wants to repri...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, Science, Obama, Congress, White House, Usda, Nasa, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Brazil, National Institutes of Health, Homeland Security, Wiley


2021 NASA budget request includes $3.3B for human lunar landers, $430M for Moon resource development

The Trump White House today issued its , and it included a 12% increase in requested funding to NASA’s coffers, as expected. That puts the total request for NASA at $25.2 billion, nearly half, or $12.3 billion, of which is earmarked specifically to support NASA’s efforts to return to the surface of the Moon and to eventually land people on Mars. Highlights from the proposed budget, which was issued by the Office of Management and Budget on Monday, include $3.3 billion specifically designate ...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, White House, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Flight, Moon, Orion, Mars, Astronaut, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space, Office of Management and Budget


Report: White House Considering Temporary Ban on All U.S.-China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The White House is considering imposing a temporary ban on flights to and from China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak centered in Hubei province, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday night, citing a person familiar with situation. The Washington Post and USA Today separately verified that such a ban was under…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Washington Post, White House, China, Bloomberg, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Usa Today, Hubei, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus


Elizabeth Warren's Plan for Disinformation Pictures Big Tech and Government Sharing the Burden

Casting a spotlight on the U.S. government’s lack of preparedness for handling the deluge of disinformation circling the 2020 elections, White House hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday released a 14-bullet-point plan for combating the spread disinformation on social media—should she win the day. Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Elizabeth Warren, 2020 Election, Election Interference


White House Details Exactly How It Plans to Rein In Sales of Fake Crap Online

The Trump administration is adopting a tougher stance to combat the multi-billion dollar market of selling counterfeit goods on online platforms like Amazon, per a Department of Homeland Security report released Friday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, White House, China, Online Marketplace, Counterfeit, Department Of Homeland Security, Fake, Counterfeiting, Trump, Fakes


Trump Unveils Logo For New United States Space Force, With Nod to Star Trek

(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon’s new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek‘s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. President Donald Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which features an arrowhead shape centered on a planetary background and encircled by the words, “United States Space Force” and “Department of the Air Force.” The logo, which bea...
Tags: Space, Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Trump, Sulu, Department, George Takei, Army Navy


Pentagon Says 34 Troops Treated for Traumatic Brain Injury After Trump Downplays It as 'Headaches'

The White House initially minimized the consequences of retaliatory Iranian missile strikes that hit joint U.S.-Iraqi bases in Iraq on January 8 in response to Donald Trump’s reckless decision to assassinate a senior Iranian official. But last week, news broke that at least 11 U.S. troops had actually been treated…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, Iraq, Neuroscience, Iran, US military, Brains, Donald Trump, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injuries


DOJ Says FBI Cracked Lev Parnas's iPhone 11 in Two Months Even as It Demands Apple Backdoor

The U.S. Department of Justice claimed in a letter to a federal judge this week that it took almost two months for the FBI to break into an iPhone 11 owned by Lev Parnas, a former associate of Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who has been sucked into the sprawling impeachment mess facing the White House, …Read more...
Tags: Ios, Politics, Science, Technology, Privacy, White House, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Rudy Giuliani, U S Department of Justice, Impeachment


White House Tweets 'First Snow of the Year' On Same Day It Hits 70 Degrees in Washington D.C.

The White House tweeted out this photo last night, declaring “First snow of the year!” The tweet confused a lot of people, to say the least, largely because it didn’t snow at all in Washington, D.C. yesterday. In fact, it reached 70 degrees on Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Weather, Science, Climate Change, Washington, White House, Snow, Social Media, Washington Dc, Lies, Donald Trump, President Trump


Twitter Built a New Feature for Chris Cillizza

Suppose you get ratioed all the time on Twitter for likely exaggerating your salary and spitballing logical fallacies on a news site and complaining about the temperature live from a White House briefing, and your name is Chris Cillizza. Today is your luckiest day on Twitter! The platform has announced a new function…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, White House, Chris Cillizza, Fix The Godforsaken Site


Ivanka to CES: College Is Overrated

Presidential daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump took to the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon to opine on “The Future of Work,” a keynote choice that confounded many attendees who pointed out that she has no background in tech. It turns out that the future of…Read more...
Tags: Work, Politics, Science, Jobs, White House, Ces, Las Vegas, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Consumer Electronics Show CES, CES2020


Why the Hell Is Ivanka Trump Speaking at CES?

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump and so-called White House “advisor,” will be speaking at CES this afternoon. But not everyone is happy about it. In fact, many people whom Gizmodo spoke with who are actually attending CES this year think it’s pretty weird that Ivanka Trump is getting a platform at…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Ces, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Gary Shapiro, President Trump


Year in Science: Revisit a black hole and other sights that weren’t seen before 2019

What will people remember about the year 2019 in the year 3019? Just as they're likely to recall 1969 as the year humans first walked on the moon, they might well hold up the first portrait of a black hole as this year's most memorable achievement. By that measure, there's little question that the Event Horizon Telescope's radio view of M87's supermassive black hole, 55 million light-years from Earth, ranks as the year's top science story. "These are just singular moments...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Earth, Kelvin Droegemeier


Words of the year 2019: Fritinancy edition

Goodnight decade! Goodnight year! Goodnight words that made us cheer—or jeer—and which summed up the stories of 2019. So far, Oxford Dictionaries has selected climate emergency as its #WOTY19, Collins Dictionary—clearly tapping into the same zeitgeist—picked climate strike, and Cambridge Dictionary chose upcycling. In Australia, Macquarie Dictionary singled out cancel culture from a longlist of 75 words (see my own take on canceled below). Here in the US, Dictionary.com chose existential (as...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Florida, Politics, Science, Australia, Senate, White House, US, Cnn, Current Affairs, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Jennifer Aniston, Linguistics


Publishing Companies Are Mad That The President Might Want to Make Federally-Funded Research Open Access

Scientific societies and publishers are angry about a rumor that a White House executive order might make all federally-funded research open access.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Science policy, Open Access, Science Publishing


Brands of the decade: 2010–2019

Ten years ago, when social media and blogging were still new and a rational person was in the White House, I did something ambitious and presumptuous: I published a list of the Brands of the Decade.* And now it’s time to do it again. To qualify for my highly subjective top-12 list, a brand had to meet these guidelines: Founded during the second decade of the 21st century or shortly before or Had a significant impact on the way we do business or live our lives during this decade or ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Spotify, Music, Science, Technology, London, Sweden, Pinterest, Instagram, Colorado, Film, Washington


NORAD Will Neither Confirm Nor Deny a Flock of Birds Caused White House Lockdown

On Tuesday, The White House was placed under lockdown after it appeared that an aircraft was flying in restricted air space over Washington DC. But was it really an aircraft...or was it birds?Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Norad, Geese, Birdmodo


Trump's 'I Want Nothing' Rant Transformed Into Songs By The Ramones, Morrissey, and More

President Donald Trump went on a bizarre rant at the White House yesterday, selectively quoting from Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s damning testimony about Trump’s crimes . Countless people have pointed out that Trump’s handwritten notes from the rant looked like lyrics to a song, inspiring some people on Twitter to put…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Science, Remix, White House, Social Media, Viral Videos, The Smiths, The Ramones, Donald Trump, Morrissey, Trump, Emo, President Trump, Gordon Sondland, Ramones Morrissey


Mark Zuckerberg Had Undisclosed Meeting With Donald Trump, Peter Thiel Amid Furor on Political Ads

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an undisclosed meeting with Donald Trump at the White House in October, not long after Facebook quietly eased its policies to let politicians lie in ads and as was building on the company to roll that change back, NBC News reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, White House, Nbc News, Social Media, Peter Thiel, Donald Trump, Hmmm, Political Ads, Tech Policy, Donald Trump Peter Thiel


Bye Bye, Paris Agreement

The White House began its formal process to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Monday. Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, United States, Paris Agreement, Trump Administration


Rudy Giuliani Had to Ask an Apple Genius to Unlock His iPhone Right After Trump Named Him Head of the Cyber

With the growing number of bumbling mistakes that Rudy Giuliani makes as Donald Trump’s attorney, it’s easy to forget that in early 2017 the President enlisted the maladroit fraudgoblin to be the White House cybersecurity czar. Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Cybersecurity, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, The Cyber


Internal Cybersecurity Memo: White House Is Bound To Get Hacked

In the 1,006 days since Donald Trump became president, his administration has shown little vigilance when it comes to its own security, and a new internal memo suggests the White House is working to weaken its own cybersecurity safeguards.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, White House, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Donald Trump


First all-female spacewalk team aces a repair job in orbit — and makes history

For the first time in history, two women teamed up today for a spacewalk. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir officially began the operation to fix a faulty electrical power system on the International Space Station at 7:38 a.m. ET (4:38 a.m. PT)  — setting a new precedent in the process. During a break in the action, the spacewalkers took a congratulatory phone call from the White House. "You're brave people — I don't think I want to do it, I must tell you that. But you are ...
Tags: Science, White House, Nasa, International Space Station, Donald Trump, Christina Koch, Jessica Meir


Biotech experts gather at the White House for ‘Summit on America’s Bioeconomy’

More than 100 biotech researchers, industry executives and government officials met at the White House today for a summit focusing on America's bioeconomy — the range of products, services and data derived from biological processes and bioscience research. "The bioeconomy is already an integral part of the general economy," White House chief technology officer Michael Kratsios told the attendees. "In 2017, revenues from engineered biological systems reached nearly $400 billion." He cited fig...
Tags: Science, White House, America, Michael Kratsios


Bipartisan Report Says Trump's Abuse Has Pushed Federal Science to a 'Crisis'

WASHINGTON -- In a single month in 2017, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency blocked scientists from speaking at a climate change conference, its Interior Department forwarded a policy letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection only after deleting concerns from biologists about a border wall's effects on wildlife, and the FBI issued a crime report that omitted dozens of tables of data on homicides and arrests.That October was fairly typical for the Trump administ...
Tags: Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Alabama, Barack Obama, Nasa, Fbi, New York Times, New Jersey, Epa, State Department, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency


There's a climate crisis – but Trump's cabinet continues to backtrack on science

Conservative donors and fossil fuel companies have the most to lose from large-scale decarbonization – and they know it Recently the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was measured at more than 415 parts per million for the first time in human history. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images In an effort to suppress federal climate research, the Trump administration will direct state agencies to no longer consider worst-case scenarios of global warming. Climate modelers working f...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Republicans, White House, Ipcc, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Greenpeace, Donald Trump, Naomi Klein, Trump, Democratic, John Bolton, Peabody Energy, Klein


Trump’s New Climate Plan Involves a Guy Who Compared Pollution to ‘Jews Under Hitler’

The White House is doing all it can to ignore science and strip environmental regulations
Tags: Science, White House, Hitler, Trump



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