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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

Seeing is believing: how media mythbusting can actually make false beliefs stronger

Instead of debunking false claims, psychology shows promoting the facts is a more effective way to fight the spread of misinformation.

/ May 26, 2020
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Joe Biden makes first public appearance in over two months to commemorate Memorial Day

Former Vice President Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in over two months on Monday to honor Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a Delaware veterans park, AP reports. Why it matters: Biden, the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee,...

/ May 25, 2020
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WHO temporarily suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns

The World Health Organization is temporarily pausing tests of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment in order to review safety concerns, the agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu said Monday.Why it matters: The decision comes after a retrospective review...

/ May 25, 2020

The coronavirus doesn’t exist in isolation — it feeds on other diseases, crises

When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.

/ May 25, 2020

An Educator’s Call for Artworks by Children From Around the World Reveals What Kids Are Really Thinking About Under Lockdown

An online exhibition features works by 60 children from seven countries. The post An Educator’s Call for Artworks by Children From Around the World Reveals What Kids Are Really Thinking About Under Lockdown appeared first on artnet News.

/ May 25, 2020

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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$60 Billion JobKeeper Savings To Be Used To Pay For Stuart Robert’s Internet Bill

Scott Morrison has cautioned Australians against getting too excited about the $60 billion windfall identified in the JobKeeper budget, saying

/ May 24, 2020

Can’t resist splurging on online shopping? Here’s why

There are strong psychological drivers underpinning the impulse to splurge hard-earned money online. There are also some simple ways to stop.

/ May 24, 2020