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  • 3 days ago
    Current Event mariogi

    Those without broadband struggle in a stay-at-home nation

    In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond,” broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports.

  • 3 days ago
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    Explaining the Emergence of Coronavirus Rituals

    Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, most American universities have suspended all campus activities. Like millions of people all around the world, the lives of students all over the U.S. has changed overnight. When I met my students for what was going to be our last in-class meeting of the academic year, I explained the situation and asked whether there were any questions. The first thing my students wanted to know was, “Will we be able to have a graduation ceremony?”

  • 5 days ago
    Analysis mariogi

    “Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

    Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection.

  • 8 days ago
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    Fox Business parts ways with Trish Regan, host who dismissed coronavirus as 'impeachment scam'

    The Fox Business Network announced on Friday that it had parted ways with Trish Regan, the conservative news host who ignited controversy earlier this month when she dismissed the coronavirus pandemic as a conspiracy to throw President Trump out of office.

  • 8 days ago
    Analysis mariogi

    The Four Possible Timelines for Life Returning to Normal

    The coronavirus outbreak may last for a year or two, but some elements of pre-pandemic life will likely be won back in the meantime.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event mariogi

    Pearl Jam’s first album in seven years gives us reason to rock on

    It’s been seven years since Pearl Jam’s last studio album, “Lightning Bolt,” and the music world has missed them. Eddie Vedder and his grunge gang were one of the first major bands to postpone a tour due to the coronavirus crisis — they were supposed to be playing Madison Square Garden on Monday. But at least we have their new LP, “Gigaton,” out Friday, to give us good reason to rock on right now. Here are six highlights that will have you breaking out your flannel again.

  • 9 days ago
    Current Event mariogi

    Why a Plague of Locusts is Threatening Crops in Africa and Beyond

    Over the past few months, massive swarms of locusts, one of which occupied an area more than three times the size of New York City, have devoured crops across the Horn of Africa and the Middle East, leaving an estimated 20 million people at risk of famine. The first generation’s eggs are starting to hatch, and now even bigger swarms are forming, threatening countries from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Yemen, Iran, Pakistan and India, “representing an unprecedented threat to food securi...

  • 10 days ago
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    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied bail amid coronavirus fears

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail after arguing that his release from a UK prison would mitigate his "high risk" of catching coronavirus. The Australian made the application in the Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday, local time, with less than 15 people in attendance due to the coronavirus lockdown.

  • 12 days ago
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    4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to rejoin NHS in just 48 hours

    Thousands of retired healthcare workers have signed up to help fight coronavirus, but Health Secretary Matt Hancock has stressed that many more are needed. In just 48 hours, 4,000 nurses and 500 doctors answered the call to return to work, Mr Hancock said.

  • 13 days ago
    Current Event mariogi

    GameStop Finally Closes Stores To Customers

    GameStop will close all of its stores to customers tomorrow, switching to a “delivery at the door” service for locations that remain open, company CEO George Sherman said in a letter to employees today that was obtained by Kotaku.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Analysis mariogi

    Removing belly fat before it sticks to you

    Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine are producing a fat busting protein normally maed in the liver in a laboratory. Their hope is that this protein will help advance of understanding of triglycerides. That knowledge may someday help in the development of a better treatment for heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event mariogi

    Trials of Mana demo launches March 18; 'Final' trailer and pre-launch gameplay

    Square Enix has released the “Final” trailer for Trials of Mana, as well as announced it will release a demo for the game for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on March 18. The demo will allow users to play the beginning of the game, from when the protagonist meets the party members they choose to adventure with, to the Fullmetal Hugger boss battle. Players will be able to freely choose their party combination, as well as carry their save data over to the full game when it launches.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event mariogi

    Apple isn't planning on limiting CarPlay just to a car's head unit

    While CarPlay saw its first major overhaul with iOS 13 in 2019, future versions may look radically different. A new patent application shows Apple looking to integrate CarPlay much more deeply into cars. To present its navigation information, especially, to drivers in the most useful, and least distracting way, future CarPlay may display its information in the car's regular dashboard controls.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event mariogi

    China’s first confirmed Covid-19 case traced back to November 17

    The first case of someone in China suffering from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, can be traced back to November 17, according to government data seen by the South China Morning Post. Chinese authorities have so far identified at least 266 people who were infected last year, all of whom came under medical surveillance at some point.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event mariogi

    Very Large Telescope observes exoplanet where it rains iron

    Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporise metals. Strong winds carry iron vapour to the cooler night side where it condenses into iron droplets.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Glamour and equality at Pattaya transgender pageant

    After her friends were killed in transphobic attacks at home in Brazil, Ariella Moura's aim was to make a statement against gender discrimination on Saturday at the world's top transgender pageant in Thailand. The annual Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant brings together 21 international contestants showcasing their beauty but also spreading a defiant message for equality from across the globe.

  • 1 month ago
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    Google cancels Cloud Next because of coronavirus, goes online-only

    Google today announced that it is canceling the physical part of Cloud Next, its cloud-focused event and its largest annual conference by far with around 30,000 attendees, over concerns around the current spread of COVID-19.

  • 1 month ago
    Expression mariogi

    Up to 91% More Expensive: How Delivery Apps Eat Up Your Budget

    Uber Eats, DoorDash and Postmates might be convenient, but the apps are making you pay a juicy premium.