This Is Not Capitalism: How Covid-19 Shined a Light on America’s Fascist System

In the last few months, giant American corporations and financial incumbents that are subsidized by the U.S. government, have profited immensely during the coronavirus outbreak. This has caused certain groups of people and those who despise wealth to claim that...

/ May 24, 2020
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Ohio’s GOP governor condemns politics in mask debate: “It’s about helping other people”

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) denounced the partisanship that has infiltrated the debate over face masks in the U.S., telling NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday: "This is not about politics. ... It's about helping other people."Why it matters: Face...

/ May 24, 2020
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White House economic adviser says unemployment rate may still be in double digits by election

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that it's possible the unemployment rate could still be in double digits by November's election, but "all the signs of economic recovery are going to be...

/ May 24, 2020
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Coronavirus testing is virtually nonexistent in some poor countries

Data: IRC; Chart: Axios VisualsCoronavirus testing is barely scratching the surface in much of the developing world.By the numbers: Americans are more than 200 times as likely to have been tested as people in countries like Nigeria and Somalia, according...

/ May 23, 2020
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The secret behind Biden’s strength with seniors

President Trump's declining support among older voters since the coronavirus took hold is well documented, but new data offers a clearer understanding of why that's happening — and how it could impact the November election.The big picture: Among the 65+...

/ May 23, 2020

Canaan Narrows Q1 Loss to $5.6 Million Amid Weakening Demand for Mining Hardware

Bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Canaan Creative reported a net loss of $5.6 million for the first quarter of 2020, down from $9.5 million a year earlier. The Chinese company cut prices of its ASIC-based machines by over 50% in an...

/ May 23, 2020
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Josh Frydenberg Says $60 Billion JobKeeper Windfall Will Be Split Evenly Between All 885 Million Australians

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he is determined to turn the $60 billion JobKeeper calculation blunder into a positive, promising an

/ May 23, 2020
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Hydroxychloroquine increases risk of death in coronavirus patients despite Trump’s praises

Coronavirus patients who took hydroxychloroquine or its related drug chloroquine were more likely to die or develop an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to sudden cardiac death, compared to those who did nothing, a retrospective review published in The...

/ May 22, 2020
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In the Latest Blow to Singapore’s Fledgling Art Market, the Inaugural Art SG Fair Has Been Delayed for a Second Time

Organizers now hope to open the event in November 2021. The post In the Latest Blow to Singapore’s Fledgling Art Market, the Inaugural Art SG Fair Has Been Delayed for a Second Time appeared first on artnet News.

/ May 22, 2020

We found 2˚C of warming will push most tropical rainforests above their safe ‘heat threshold’

Massive study looked at more than half a million trees in 813 forests across the tropics.

/ May 22, 2020
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Small businesses left in limbo as Senate waits to pass PPP extension

The Senate failed millions of small businesses Thursday by ending its week without passing an extension to the number of weeks that PPP loan recipients have to use their funds.Why it matters: People may lose their jobs while politicians dither.The...

/ May 22, 2020

Internet traffic is growing 25% each year. We created a fingernail-sized chip that can help the NBN keep up

A new "optical micro-comb" chip can squeeze three times the traffic of the whole NBN through a single optical fibre

/ May 22, 2020

A pretty good start but room for improvement: 3 experts rate Australia’s emissions technology plan

The long-awaited paper sets a positive tone. But it's not clear if the government grasps the sheer scale or urgency of the emissions reduction task.

/ May 22, 2020

Ambitious Bakers Are Finding Inspiration in Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch to Create Amazing Works of Focaccia-Bread Art

The colorful breads have become a popular trend. The post Ambitious Bakers Are Finding Inspiration in Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch to Create Amazing Works of Focaccia-Bread Art appeared first on artnet News.

/ May 21, 2020

Marine heatwaves spell trouble for tropical reef fish — even before corals die

Reef fish vanish during marine heatwaves, but may bounce back quickly on reefs that have few other environmental stressors.

/ May 21, 2020

Australian quantum technology could become a $4 billion industry and create 16,000 jobs

A quantum technology boom is coming, and Australia must act to avoid missing out. A new CSIRO roadmap plots a course for this new industry.

/ May 21, 2020

Anish Kapoor Slams India’s Prime Minister and His ‘Fascist Government’ for Planning to ‘Destroy’ Delhi’s Historic Parliament Building

The government's plan to redevelop an early 20th-century historic site has been met with fierce resistance. The post Anish Kapoor Slams India’s Prime Minister and His ‘Fascist Government’ for Planning to ‘Destroy’ Delhi’s Historic Parliament Building appeared first on artnet...

/ May 21, 2020
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Ex-Juul CEO Kevin Burns in talks to join digital pharmacy Alto

Ex-Juul CEO Kevin Burns is in advanced talks to join SoftBank-backed digital pharmacy Alto, Axios has learned from multiple sources.Why it matters: He'd be going from a company that was the scourge of public health officials to one that seeks...

/ May 21, 2020
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China plans sweeping national security law for Hong Kong

China plans to implement a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that could dramatically constrain Hong Kong's autonomy and provoke fierce backlash from pro-democracy activists.Why it matters: Beijing's encroachment on Hong Kong's independent legal system prompted massive protests last...

/ May 21, 2020

Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought

Microscopic ocean phytoplankton feed a "biological pump" that carries carbon from the surface to deep waters. Scientists have found that this process stores much more carbon than previously thought.

/ May 21, 2020