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Fauci suggested a face mask mandate and warned that the general public might not get a COVID-19 vaccine until mid-2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has suggested that face coverings should be made mandatory in the US. "Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci told CNN on Friday. He did not say whether this would at a national or state level. Fauci's comments come as the US enters its third, and likely deadliest, coronavirus surge. The infectious-disease expert also gave an update on...
Tags: Chuck, Politics, Science, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Atlas, Washington Dc, Healthcare, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Npr

First 'Murder Hornet' Nest In US Is Found In Washington State

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Remember the "murder hornets"? You know, the terrifyingly large Asian giant hornets that are threatening to wipe out the North American bee population? Entomologists with the Washington State Department of Agriculture have now located a nest of them -- the first to be found in the U.S., the agency says. The nest was discovered in the cavity of a tree on a property in the city of Blaine, near the Canadian border. This achievement closely follows ano...
Tags: US, Tech, Npr, Washington State, Blaine, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Sven Erik Spichiger

Kitchen appliances and washing machines are in short supply as families stuck inside turn to home-improvement projects

Scott Olson/Getty Images Appliance makers like Whirlpool and Electrolux are struggling to keep up with demand.  After factory shutdowns because of the coronavirus earlier this year, they're now facing a surge in sales to DIY-ers who are cooped up and seeking to upgrade their homes.  It's a strain being felt in all parts of the supply chain, from the manufacturers themselves, to shippers, raw materials suppliers, retailers, and more.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Six...
Tags: Home Depot, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Best Buy, Appliances, Npr, Lg, Whirlpool, Lowe, Union Pacific, Lowes, Electrolux, Marvin Ellison, LG Electronics USA, Graham Rapier

Trump’s Fracking Fixation Is Not Landing in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH—Mike Baltzer comes from a blue-collar family in western Pennsylvania. But he barely hears anyone talk about fracking—long hyped as a local economic engine—positively anymore.For his part, Baltzer, 42, staunchly opposes fracking, the drilling and high-pressure injection of liquid into rocks to collect oil and gas, because of its potential to harm the environment.“I’m not coming at this from a tree-hugger, hippy background,” Baltzer told The Daily Beast. “I’m a Yinzer. And I know better...
Tags: Texas, News, Alabama, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Cbs, Npr, The New York Times, Yougov, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump, The Daily Beast, Pittsburgh, Trump, Democratic

Rep. Duncan blasts NPR in scathing letter over Hunter Biden blackout

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., sent a scathing letter to NPR president and CEO John Lansing on Friday, condemning the nonprofit media...
Tags: Npr, Duncan, Jeff Duncan, John Lansing, Hunter Biden

Diabolical ironclad beetles can get squished under 39,000 times their weight and survive. Scientists figured out how.

A diabolical ironclad beetle, or Phloeodes diabolicus. David Kisailus/University of California, Irvine The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand forces up to 39,000 times its body weight. They can do that, researchers discovered, thanks to hardened casings on each wing that interlock and support the beetle's exoskeleton. By mimicking the interlocking nature of these protective layers, scientists could build better planes and armored vehicles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Biology, Animals, US, Trends, Taiwan, Toyota, Beetles, Npr, North America, Pacific, US Air Force, Bae Systems, Armor

NPR slammed for dismissing coverage of Hunter Biden laptop scandal as a 'waste of time'

NPR has ignored the ongoing scandal surrounding a laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden ‒ which contained emails revealing his...
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The racist history of the word "spook."

NPR published this article on the etymological history of "spooky" in 2017, but I didn't read it myself until last year. I knew that "spook" had its spy-level implications, of course; I just didn't realize how complicated the racialized appropriation of the word had grown over the years. — Read the rest
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Coding, hacking, vlogging — how tech is changing your everyday language

Capiche is a secret society for SaaS power users, building a new community of people who care about software to make the SaaS industry more transparent, together. “You should…commence the conversation by saying ‘Hulloa!’” suggested the first phone book, New Haven, Connecticut’s The Telephone Directory. “When you are done talking, say ‘That is all!’, and the person spoken to should say ‘O.K.’” And so language changed, at least to start conversations. As NPR summarized from Ammon Shea’s book The F...
Tags: Startups, Npr, Thomas Edison, New Haven Connecticut, Alexander Graham Bell, Syndication, Ammon Shea

The rise of White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who has Trump's ear and is worrying experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas (right) speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump (left) looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty President Donald Trump brought Dr. Scott Atlas, a vocal anti-lockdown critic, onto his coronavirus task force in August. Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute, a conservative think tank at Stanford University. He is not an infectious-disease expert. Yet according to reports, Trump is sidelining other publi...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Npr, Getty

"Two new peer-reviewed studies are showing a sharp drop in mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The drop is seen in all groups..."

"... including older patients and those with underlying conditions, suggesting that physicians are getting better at helping patients survive their illness.... Patients in the study had a 25.6% chance of dying at the start of the pandemic; they now have a 7.6% chance.... Doctors around the country say that they're doing a lot of things differently in the fight against COVID-19 and that treatment is improving.... Doctors have gotten better at quickly recognizing when COVID-19 patients are at risk...
Tags: Law, Npr, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, COVID

A White House coronavirus task force member says Trump barely meets them anymore, and is only getting updates from Mike Pence and anti-lockdown advisor Scott Atlas instead

President Donald Trump Dr Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing on Aug. 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images A member of the White House coronavirus task force has told NPR that President Donald Trump has not attended a meeting "for quite some time." Dr. Francis Collins said that Trump mainly gets his updates from Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Scott Atlas, the task force member ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Atlas, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Npr, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Nih, The Washington Post

18 sides hustles to replenish your savings in 2020 — and how to get started

There are many ways you can earn some extra cash during the pandemic. PeopleImages/Getty If your savings have taken a hit during the pandemic, now might be a good time to start looking for an additional source of income. From delivering food to working the polls, these 18 side hustles can help you gain new skills while earning money. If you find yourself enjoying the flexible schedule, some side gigs — like freelancing — can even turn into full-time jobs. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Amazon, Craigslist, Etsy, Ebay, US, Trends, Ikea, Npr, Jeff Bezos, John Rampton, Shipt, Common Cause, Amazon Flex, FLEX, Turo, Sylvia Albert

China is reaping the economic benefits of its COVID-19 policies

China reported Monday that its gross domestic product expanded by 4.9 percent in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, putting the country on track for economic growth of between 1.9 percent and 2.5 percent in 2020. The U.S., meanwhile, will see its economy shrink by 4.3 percent this year, while European nations will contract by 8.3 percent, according to International Monetary Fund projections.China, like most of the world, saw its economy contract sharply in the second quarter, due to...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, International Monetary Fund, Npr, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Roe, Will Kansas

TikTok’s QAnon ban has been ‘buggy’

TikTok has been cracking down on QAnon-related content, in line with similar moves by other major social media companies, including Facebook and YouTube, which focus on reducing the spread the baseless conspiracy theory across their respective platforms. According to a report by NPR this weekend, TikTok had quietly banned several hashtags associated with the QAnon conspiracy, and says it will also delete the accounts of users who promote QAnon content. Tiktok tells us, however, these policies...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Tech, Npr, WGA, Pizzagate, Tiktok, TechCrunch Media Matters

NPR regarding Coeur d' Alene, ID

Listened to NPR regarding white supremacists moving to Sandpoint and Coeur d Alene, Idaho. Evidently some folks are intimidated and some feel protected. In the 90's I had planned on moving to NE Washington state until I learned that the American Nazi Party might move there. According to NPR, at that time they had hoped to make northern Idaho a special place for white supremacists, because it was such an ultra-conservative area. Luckily they were not successful. Glad I moved to another Id...
Tags: Washington, Idaho, Npr, Weapon, General Discussion, Coeur, Alene, ALENE Idaho, Sandpoint, Nazi Party

Dirty Projectors drop video for "Earth Crisis" from new EP

Earth Crisis is an experimental short inspired by Brooklyn indie band Dirty Projectors. It's from the fourth of five EPs the band plans to release in 2020. The animation was directed by Isaiah Saxon. Earlier this year, they did a pandemic version of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert: Image: YouTube / Dirty Projectors
Tags: Videos, Video, News, Brooklyn, Animation, Npr, Dirty Projectors, Isaiah Saxon

The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' to 'Emily in Paris'

"The Haunting of Bly Manor" Eike Schroter/Netflix Netflix has a pair of original hits this week with "Emily in Paris" and "The Haunting of Bly Manor." Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A pair of very different Netflix origina...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Netflix, Paris, Streaming, Cbs, Npr, Catholic, Mary Berry, Rotten Tomatoes, Ryan Murphy

How to listen to Apple Podcasts on an Android device in 2 ways

You can listen to podcasts on your Android with apps like Google Podcasts and others. Westend61/Getty Images You can listen to virtually any podcast on your Android, just like you can with Apple Podcasts on your iPhone. To listen to your favorite podcasts on Android, install a podcast app like Google Podcasts and subscribe to the shows you want to hear to have them automatically downloaded. You can also find many podcasts on the podcast host's website and stream them from there.  Visit Bus...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Spotify, Podcasts, Trends, Pandora, Npr, Alexa, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Home, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts

A Disturbing Twinkie That Has, So Far, Defied Science

Apparently Twinkies aren't immortal. After discovering that his 8-year-old Twinkies "tasted like old sock," biologist Colin Purrington sent them to a pair of scientists -- Brian Lovett and Matt Kasson from West Virginia University in Morgantown -- to study the kind of fungus growing on them. An anonymous reader shares the report from NPR: The researchers immediately thought some kind of fungus was involved in attacking the 8-year-old Twinkies, because they've studied fungi that kill insects and ...
Tags: Tech, West Virginia University, Npr, Lovett, Morgantown, Kasson, Brian Lovett, Colin Purrington, Matt Kasson

NPR reviews Skelly's Maids

Underestimating These 'Maids' Is A Fatal Mistake Etelka Lehoczky   October 15, 2020  [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Jogger filming cougar cubs barely escapes mauling by mom

Kyle Burgess was jogging in a Utah canyon when he spotted four adorable cougar cubs. Their mom was not too happy about his photoshoot, leading to a tense six-minute standoff. Via NPR: Amazingly, Burgess came away totally unharmed after he picked up a rock and hurled it at her. — Read the rest
Tags: Utah, Video, News, Delightful Creatures, Npr, Cougars, Burgess, Mountain Lions, Kyle Burgess

Democrats call out Trump's defense secretary for not committing to keep the US military out of the election

Flanked by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2019. Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS Democratic lawmakers Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin and New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill expressed concern Tuesday after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper did not commit to keeping the US military out of the election. In response to their questions, Es...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, Politico, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, New Jersey, Pentagon, Michigan, Npr, Donald Trump, US Navy

The Art of Political Cartooning (with Ann Telnaes and Scott Simon)

The Art of Political Cartooning Scott Simon, Barry Blitt, Pia Guerra, and Ann Telnaes. JFK Library October 13 2020 The New Yorker contributor Barry Blitt; cartoonist Pia Guerra; and Washington Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes explore the art of political cartooning with Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. [Author: Mi...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Npr, Jfk, New Yorker, Scott Simon, Ann Telnaes, Mike Rhode, Barry Blitt, Political Cartoons, Editorial Cartoons, Pia Guerra, Scott Simon Barry Blitt Pia Guerra

Pentagon Leaders Reject Trump Call For Poll Watchers: ‘We Don’t Police Streets’

Pentagon leaders on Tuesday said that they have not received any requests to deploy active-duty or National Guard troops to handle potential civil unrest during the November presidential election, despite President Trump’s call for his supporters to act poll watchers. During the first debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden last month, Trump called on supporters to “go into the polls and watch very carefully,” which sparked fears of voter intimidation and violence at polling p...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Army, Pentagon, Npr, Biden, Mccarthy, Trump, McConville, National Guard, Slotkin, House Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley

11 types of sexualities and their meanings

People dance during the Youth Pride event as part of World Pride and Stonewall anniversary in New York, U.S., June 29, 2019. Reuters In June, the Supreme Court decided that antidiscrimination employment protections apply to those who identify as LGBT. That means that you cannot be discriminated against by your employer for your sexual identity. According to sexuality educator, writer, and consultant Jamie LeClaire, sexual identity is the "gender that you are attracted to, or if you are int...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Congress, Life, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Features, Gay, Netflix, United States, Playboy, Npr, Lists, Ellen Page, UC Davis

Most Americans don't think mail-in voter fraud is a big problem. Fox News viewers vehemently disagree.

Where you get your news seems to directly correspond to how you view the myth of voter fraud.As false claims of absentee voter fraud rise amid the 2020 election season, the Pew Research Center asked thousands of Americans how they view voter fraud, and compared it to where they say they get their news. Only a quarter of respondents told Pew they see voter fraud as a major problem when it comes to voting by mail, but Fox News viewers see things very differently.More than half of Fox News viewers ...
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Milley Did Not Give Approval To Appear In New Trump Campaign Ad

President Donald Trump’s campaign did not seek consent  from Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley to use an image of the top military officer in  an online political ad according to Politico.  A defense official told Politico that a Trump campaign ad which uses an image of Milley watching a raid of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the Situation Room together with President Trump in October of last year had not been used with Milley’s knowledge.  “This photo, like many others, was...
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"I was just sitting there, and I'm like, 'OK, I'm not gonna sit here and wait for nobody to pull some jumper cables... I'm not gonna flag anyone down.'"

"'So I grab my [Ocean Spray cran-raspberry] juice, grab my longboard, started heading to work," Nathan Apodaca told NPR. The story could have ended there. As many know by now, it didn't. As Apodaca rolled down a hill, he casually turned on his TikTok account, @420doggface208, and created a video that would make a cultural sensation of his fairly prosaic, if resourceful, commute to work. "When I heard 'Dreams,' that's when I figured, 'OK, this is it,' " said Apodaca, a 37-year-old father of two...
Tags: Jimmy Fallon, Law, Montana, Advertising, Skateboarding, Fleetwood Mac, Npr, Viral Video, Stevie Nicks, Ocean Spray, Apodaca, Mick Fleetwood, Ann Althouse, Mike Cooney, Tiktok, Nathan Apodaca

Republicans Quote RBG To Justify Ramming Through Barrett’s Confirmation

In a move showing serious bad faith, Senate Republicans Monday used quotes from the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to justify their breakneck confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the eve of an election.  Conveniently, they seemed to overlook Ginsburg’s dying wish: that whoever wins the election should get to choose her replacement.  Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) first quoted the late justice in his opening statement.  “The bottom line is that Justice Ginsburg,...
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