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Twitter fact-checks Chinese official’s claims that coronavirus originated in U.S.

Twitter slapped a fact-check label on a pair of months-old tweets from a Chinese government spokesperson that falsely suggested that the coronavirus originated in the U.S. and was brought to Wuhan by the U.S. military, directing users to "get the...

/ May 28, 2020
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Podcast: Trump vs. Twitter, round two

President Trump is escalating his response to Twitter’s fact check of his recent tweets about mail-in voting, issuing an executive order that's designed to begin limiting social media's liability protections. Dan digs in with Axios' Margaret Harding McGill.Go deeper: Twitter...

/ May 28, 2020

Grimes Is Selling Her Soul to the Highest Bidder—Among Other Works of Art—in Her Debut Gallery Show at Maccarone

Grimes makes her visual art debut with over a decade's worth of work. The post Grimes Is Selling Her Soul to the Highest Bidder—Among Other Works of Art—in Her Debut Gallery Show at Maccarone appeared first on artnet News.

/ May 28, 2020

Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

How Zambian farmers won the right to pursue claims in UK courts – and why UK polluters should be worried

/ May 28, 2020
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Mark Zuckerberg – Dead At 36 – Says Social Media Sites Should Not Fact Check Posts

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – who died of coronavirus in his Californian home today – says it is not Facebook’s

/ May 28, 2020

An Artist Is Transforming the Parking Lot of the Queens Museum Into a Tribute to Health Care Workers ‘So Big It Can Be Seen by Satellite’

Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada's mural appears in one of New York City's hardest-hit neighborhoods. The post An Artist Is Transforming the Parking Lot of the Queens Museum Into a Tribute to Health Care Workers ‘So Big It Can Be Seen by...

/ May 28, 2020

Leading Australian Regulated Micro-Investing App Adds Bitcoin Option for Investors

Popular demand for cryptocurrency has prompted Australia’s leading micro-investing platform Raiz (formerly Acorns) to add a bitcoin investment option. Individual investors can round up their spare change and regularly invest in a bitcoin investment portfolio. Leading Australian Micro-Investing App Now...

/ May 28, 2020

Don’t be phish food! Tips to avoid sharing your personal information online

While some online services such as banking do warrant using your true information, many sites shouldn't require the same level of disclosure. Here's how to protect yourself in such cases.

/ May 28, 2020
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Live updates: SpaceX to launch historic crewed mission for NASA

SpaceX will attempt to launch NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station today. Why it matters: If all goes well, this launch — expected to happen at 4:33 p.m. ET — will mark the first...

/ May 27, 2020
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Pompeo tells Congress Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday that he has certified to Congress that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China and does not warrant special treatment under U.S. law.Why it matters: Revoking Hong Kong's special...

/ May 27, 2020

Are thermal cameras a magic bullet for COVID-19 fever detection? There’s not enough evidence to know

Temperature-scanning systems are not always accurate at detecting fever, and raise a host of privacy concerns.

/ May 27, 2020
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Australians Urge Queensland To Keep Border Closed Indefinitely

Australians have warmed to Queensland’s strict stance on re-opening its borders, saying the state should seriously consider staying shut on

/ May 26, 2020
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The Years-Long Research Project Into the Gurlitt Trove Has Officially Ended With ‘a Very Large Gray Area’ Surrounding 1,000 Works

“Whatever research was possible, we have exhausted it," says the project's director. The post The Years-Long Research Project Into the Gurlitt Trove Has Officially Ended With ‘a Very Large Gray Area’ Surrounding 1,000 Works appeared first on artnet News.

/ May 26, 2020
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Pentagon watchdog sidelined from coronavirus oversight by Trump submits resignation

Glenn Fine, the Pentagon's principal deputy inspector general, submitted his resignation on Tuesday.Why it matters: President Trump removed Fine as the Pentagon's acting inspector general in April 7 after a group of independent federal watchdogs selected him to lead the...

/ May 26, 2020
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New York reports lowest number of new coronavirus deaths and cases since March

The number of daily new coronavirus cases and deaths reported in New York was the lowest since the state started its lockdown in March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, calling Memorial Day a "pivot point" for New York.By the numbers:...

/ May 26, 2020

Despite Trust Model Debates, Ethereum Is Bitcoin’s Largest Sidechain by Total Value Locked

The Ethereum network now has more bitcoin held in reserves than the Lightning Network, according to onchain statistics. At the time of publication, Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) has close to 4,000 BTC ($34.7M) held in reserves, while the Lightning Network has...

/ May 26, 2020

Buildings consume lots of energy – here’s how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take

Net zero energy buildings produce at least as much energy as they use. Designing whole net zero campuses and communities takes the energy and climate benefits to a higher level.

/ May 26, 2020

Hurricanes and other extreme weather disasters prompt some people to move and trap others in place

Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.

/ May 26, 2020
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Josh Frydenberg says he has the numbers to challenge Scott Morrison, with the support of two billion MPs already locked in

Treasurer and deputy Liberal Party leader Josh Frydenberg says he has the support within the party required to topple Scott

/ May 26, 2020

The Art World Works From Home: Artist Dan Colen Is Admiring His David Hammons Work and Harvesting Crops for Food Banks on His Farm

The art world may be working remotely, but it certainly does not stop. We're checking in with art-world professionals to see how they work from home. The post The Art World Works From Home: Artist Dan Colen Is Admiring His...

/ May 26, 2020