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Entire Ecosystems Could Abruptly Go Extinct Within This Decade

The world is undergoing its sixth major extinction crisis, and as many reports have shown, our warming planet puts many more species at risk of annihilation. A new study published in Nature on Wednesday takes an even deeper look at the crisis and what ecosystem-wide changes could look like.Read more...
Tags: Science, Rip, Biodiversity, Greenhouse Gases, Extinction


GameCube-Inspired Dock Brings Old School Controllers and Wireless Headphones to Switch

Although the Nintendo Switch includes a dock that works just fine for connecting to a TV, it’s not perfect. Some have reported it’s actually scratched their portable’s screen, and its functionality is barebones. Now’s the perfect time to give your Switch an upgrade with a dock that does more than just pay homage to…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Bluetooth, Video Games, Tech, Consoles, Switch, Consumer Tech, Controllers, Brook, GameCube, Nintendo Switch, Gamepads, Nintendo Gamecube, Sw Dock Power Bay


Our First Look at Space Force, That Comedy About the Joke That Is the Real Space Force

Real life: Sometimes it’s stranger than science fiction. Even though we’re in the middle of a pandemic, Trump’s attempt to create a new branch of the military seems to still be underway. But until there are boots on the ground (of the moon), legitimacy is still a long way off. That is, unless you turn on Netflix.Read more...
Tags: Space, Comedy, Science, Netflix, John Malkovich, Streaming, Ben Schwartz, Donald Trump, Trump, Steve Carrell, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Space Force, Real Space Force


Evidence of 10,000-Year-Old Crops Points to the Amazon as an Early Agricultural Hotspot

Archaeologists have pinpointed four independent regions where humans first began cultivating crops: China, the Middle East, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. We can now add southwestern Amazonia to this exclusive list, owing to new evidence of plant domestication in the region. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, China, Crops, Anthropology, South America, Amazonia, Cultivation, Early Plant Cultivation, Middle East Mesoamerica


Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuumUK coronavirus updates – liveUS sees highest one-day death toll from coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST A retirement home in Canada that lost nearly half its residents to coronavirus is scrambling to protect the remaining healthy inhabitants who live...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, Global, US, Toronto, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Johnson


Humans living in Amazon 10,000 years ago cultivated plants, study finds

Findings from Bolivia show plants were domesticated in region shortly after last ice ageThe Amazon basin was a hotspot for the early cultivation of plants, with inhabitants having munched on squash and cassava more than 10,000 years ago, researchers have revealed.The team say the new findings from Bolivia offer direct evidence such plants were grown in south-west Amazonia, meaning the region has a claim to join the Middle East, China, south-west Mexico and north-west South America as locations w...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Biology, Americas, World news, Trees and forests, Plants, Amazon Rainforest, Bolivia, south west Amazonia, Middle East China south west Mexico, north west South America


Scientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours

Bacterial enzyme originally found in compost can be used to make high-quality new bottlesA mutant bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in hours has been created by scientists.The enzyme, originally discovered in a compost heap of leaves, reduced the bottles to chemical building blocks that were then used to make high-quality new bottles. Existing recycling technologies usually produce plastic only good enough for clothing and carpets. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, Recycling, Waste, Plastics


COVID Journalism: Episodes 1-3

I have been interviewing experts in COVID-19 to give journalists advice about how to cover the crisis. In our Social Journalism program at the Newmark Journalism School, we believe community journalism must start with listening to the community. Well, science journalism must start with listening to the scientists. This is why I have been maintaining a COVID Twitter list of more than 500 credentialed, relevant experts. So I have spoken so far with an epidemiologist, an infectious disease ...
Tags: Publishing, Science, Uncategorized, America, Journalism, Sierra Leone, Yale, New York Times, The Times, Times, Haiti, Columbia, Trump, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Gonsalves, Gregg Gonsalves


The A.V. Club  

The A.V. Club    | Lifehacker  How to Disable Firefox 75's New Address Bar   | Kotaku  Resident Evil 3 Also Being Remade As A Board Game   | Jalopnik  Tesla Model Y Deep Dive Reveals A Much Better Engineered Car Than The Model 3   | The Root  In Coronavirus Economy, Somehow Trump's Friends Keep Getting Richer   |
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Why conspiracy theories flourish during pandemics

A bioengineered virus, a genetic mutation induced by 5G technology, a big pharma conspiracy, a plot single-handedly masterminded by Bill Gates or Georges Soros. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, conspiracy theories have spread like the virus itself. The whiff of the conspiracy that inevitably seems to trail pandemics is nothing new. When the 1918 flu pandemic hit the Americas, it was blamed on German submarines spreading the virus. During the 1630 plague in Milan, the combination ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Milan, Americas, World, Bill Gates, Syndication, Coronavirus, Georges Soros


Gaming PC Builder Maingear Is Now Making Emergency Ventilators

New Jersey-based computer company Maingear announced today that it is retooling a significant portion of its manufacturing facilities, normally dedicated to making very pretty gaming PCs, to create very pretty emergency ventilators to aid hospitals in the fight against covid-19.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hardware, New Jersey, Kotakucore, Pc Gaming, Maingear, LIV, Respirators, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Samsung Is Bringing 5G to Cheaper Phones

Samsung’s S20 flagship lineup is impressive, but the trio of phones is also expensive as hell. In this economy, nobody is gonna spend up to $1,400 on a smartphone. We need more affordable options and Samsung just took the wraps off its budget lineup, with six budget handsets to choose from, each cheaper than the last.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, 5g, Budget Phones, 5G phones, Samsung A Series


Trump to World: Keep Your Grubby Hands Off of Our Theoretical Moon Mines

For millennia, mankind has had one dream, one desire, one singular unifying purpose: to take its rightful place among the stars by destroying the fucking Moon. On Monday, Donald Trump advanced that goal by signing an executive order telling the world that the U.S. won’t let any other countries interfere with our…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Industry, Moon, Donald Trump, Spaceflight, Lunar Exploration, Trump, Moon Mining, Moon Colony, Lunar Landing, To Infinite Economic Growth And Beyond


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson 'responding to treatment' in intensive care; Wales to extend lockdown

London mayor says capital has ‘capacity to deal with our needs’, as Cambridge University sets up new testing labJohnson to stay in hospital amid concerns about political vacuumGlobal coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsVolunteering: how can I help in the UK?See all of our coronavirus coverage 2.30pm BST The number of deaths linked to coronavirus in a hospital setting in Northern Ireland has risen to 78, with five more reported on Wednesday. There were 84 new confirmed c...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Wales, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Cambridge University, Public Health Agency, Coronavirus outbreak


Our First Evidence People Exposed to Pollution Are More Likely to Die From Coronavirus

Health experts had suspected the coronavirus pandemic would kill more people in areas where there’s higher air pollution. Now, they have preliminary data to back it up.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Air Pollution, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Veterinary scientist hailed for Faroe Islands' lack of Covid-19 deaths

Debes Christiansen adapted his salmon-testing lab to test for disease among humansCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A scientist who adapted his veterinary lab to test for disease among humans rather than salmon is being celebrated for helping the Faroe Islands avoid coronavirus deaths, where a larger proportion of the population has been tested than anywhere in the world.The north Atlantic archipelago currently has only one person in hospital with Covid-19 and it is o...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, Atlantic, Infectious Diseases, Faroe Islands, Liechtenstein, Coronavirus outbreak, Debes Christiansen, Latvia Georgia Malta


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Canada nursing home reels from death of almost half its residents

Facility in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, emerges as one of most tragic stories in country’s struggle against Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA retirement home in Canada that lost nearly half its residents to coronavirus is scrambling to protect the remaining healthy inhabitants who lived alongside infected neighbours for nearly two weeks. Pinecrest nursing home, a privately run facility in the town of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, has emerged as one of the country’s deadliest ...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Pinecrest, Coronavirus outbreak, Bobcaygeon Ontario


Coronavirus live news: WHO says situation in Europe still 'very concerning' as Wuhan reopens

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuumUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.31pm BST Pope Francis has admitted to moments of selfishness while living in lockdown at the Vatican, and has saluted people on the frontline of the fight against the...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Nigeria, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Delta, Vatican, Who


Coronavirus live news: WHO says situation in Europe still 'very concerning' as China's Wuhan city reopens

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.31am BST More than 17,000 people in Australia have joined a movement to stage a rent and mortgage payment strike, as many people in the country face running out of money as they are forced t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, China, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Who, Johnson, Wuhan


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Tribalism might be in our DNA — but it doesn’t control us

Is bigotry in our DNA, a remnant of our fear of “the other” way back when that was necessary? If so, why do some battle with their instincts while others embrace them? Peter, 71, Darlington I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe … if you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help save the freedom mankind is so unhappily losing. I have a profound lesson to teach. And I can teach this lesson better than can an automobile or an airplane or a m...
Tags: Startups, Science, World, Peter, Syndication, Darlington I Pencil


Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.28am BST The last-minute decision to carry out the May presidential election by post in Poland due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised concern, EU values and transparency commissioner Vera...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Africa, Global, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Who, Boris Johnson


How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan's animal market?

It’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then jump to pangolins?In the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China’s Hubei province to a pandemic that has killed about 80,000 people so far. Continue reading....
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Animals, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as UK scientists project UK will become hardest-hit European country

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 million. Follow the latest updates.Boris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.17am BST Here’s a look at this morning’s front pages in the UK, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends his second night in intensive care with coronavirus. Wednesd...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Wuhan


Depression in adults who are overweight or obese

In an analysis of primary care records of 519,513 UK adults who were overweight or obese between 2000-2016 and followed up until 2019, the incidence of new cases of depression was 92 per 10,000 people per year. The risk of depression also rose with higher weight, according to the Obesity analysis.
Tags: UK, Science


What are the environmental impacts of cancer drugs?

Chemotherapeutic drugs, also known as antineoplastic agents, that are prescribed to treat a range of cancer types, enter the aquatic environment via human excretion and wastewater treatment facilities. A review published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry indicates that very few studies have characterized the effects of antineoplastic agents that are released into aquatic environments.
Tags: Science, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry


How does habitat fragmentation affect Amazonian birds?

The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP), located near Manaus, Brazil, began in 1979 and is the world's longest-running experimental study of tropical forest fragments. A new paper in The Condor: Ornithological Applications summarizes four decades of data from the project about how Amazonian bird communities respond to habitat fragmentation, a question as relevant today as ever in light of the recent increase in deforestation in the Amazon.
Tags: Science, Manaus Brazil


False memories of crime appear real when retold to others

People are no better than chance at identifying when someone else is recounting a false or real memory of a crime, according to a new UCL study published in Frontiers in Psychology.
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Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Sure Has a Lot of Ties to the Far Right

Clearview AI, the dystopian face recognition company that claims to have amassed a database of billions of photos, signed contracts with hundreds of law enforcement agencies, and shopped its app around to the rich and powerful, has extensive links to the far right, according to a Huffington Post investigation. In…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Law Enforcement, Chuck Johnson, Huffington Post, Face Recognition, Far Right, White Supremacy, ClearView, Neo Nazis, Hmmm, Wesearchr, Clearview AI, Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview, Hoan Ton That