- Study Finds: Walk 30 Minutes to Cut Risk of Death
There is little debate diet and exercise are the keys to good health and a longer life, but Study Finds reported seniors who walk for 30 minutes a day cuts their risk for death from any cause….
- With Painted Faces, Artists Fight Facial Recognition Tech
As night falls in London, Georgina Rowlands and Anna Hart start applying makeup. Instead of lipstick and eyeliner, they’re covering their faces with geometric shapes.Rowlands has long narrow blue triangles and thin white rectangles criss-crossing her face. Hart has a…
- Study: Best-Case Scenario 15M Dead, $2.4T GDP Hit
An Australian University’s best-case-scenario study projects the coronavirus is going to ultimately kill 15 million and a $2.4 trillion hit to world GDP.
- Mythbusting COVID-19: Yes, Kids Catch It After All
New studies indicate children are just as likely to be infected by the COVID-19 virus as are adults, shattering an early misconception about the coronavirus.
- Apple Asks 12,000 Silicon Valley Employees to Work From Home
Apple Inc on Friday asked employees at its Silicon Valley headquarters to work from home if possible as a “precaution,” a spokesman confirmed to Reuters. Officials in Santa Clara County, where Apple’s 12,000-person Apple Park campus is located, had earlier asked large…
- Colon, Rectal Cancer Rises for Young; Experts Puzzled
Colon and rectal cancers are rising among younger adults – and researchers are not sure what is causing the increase, according to a study released Thursday.
- Russian, Chinese Satellites Help U2 Pilots Spy on Them
American spy plane pilots are wearing watches that connect to Russian and Chinese satellites , and offer an intriguing array of information, Defense One reported.
- Meet Perseverance: Mars Rover Gets Name Ahead of July Launch
NASA’s next Mars rover finally has a name. Perseverance, a six-wheeled robotic explorer, will blast off this summer to collect Martian samples for eventual return to Earth. The name was suggested by Alex Mather, a Virginia seventh-grader, as part of a naming contest for U.S….
- Experts Warn of an ‘Active Month for Tornadoes’
Tennessee tornadoes killed 24 in one day Tuesday, more than twice the deaths thus far from coronavirus in the U.S., but forecasters are warning March will be “an active month for tornadoes…
- Congo River Perfect Lab to Study Convergent Evolution
The Earth’s deepest river is the perfect lab to study the phenomenon known as convergent evolution, a process where unrelated or distantly related organisms independently evolve similar traits.
- Twitter Tells All of Its Employees to Work From Home Because of Virus
Twitter Inc. is “strongly encouraging” its almost 5,000 global employees to work from home due to concerns over the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the company said Monday.The social media company made the suggestion as part of a blog update one day after it suspended…
- US Surgeon General Pleads: ‘Stop Buying Masks!’
The U.S. Surgeon General is making an exasperating plea for Americans to stop inundating face mask suppliers with individual orders, adding the masks are “not effective” for the general public’s safety. They are best used for those with the virus, according to the Center…
- Pence’s Handling of 2015 HIV Outbreak Gets New Scrutiny
President Donald Trump’s choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation’s response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor’s handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when he was governor.Pence reluctantly agreed to…
- Hopkins Oct. ’19 Coronavirus Simulation Resulted in 65M Deaths
A coronavirus outbreak simulation at Johns Hopkins University killed 65 million people, according to New York Magazine.
- Coronavirus Has Mutated Gene Similar to HIV
Due to an HIV-like mutation, the coronavirus is more likely than SARS to bond to human cells, new research suggested.
- Arctic ‘Doomsday Vault’ Adds 60K New Seed Samples
The Arctic “doomsday vault” built to safeguard the DNA of the world’s crops received 60,000 new seed samples Tuesday from 36 different groups, including the Cherokee Nation, the first tribe based in the U.S. to make one, reports The Guardian.
- ‘They Lied to Us’: Mom Says Cops Got Her DNA Sample, Charged Son With Murder
A Georgia woman says police lied to her to obtain a DNA sample in order to charge her son with a cold-case killing from 2001, NBC reports…
- SEC Chair Seeks More Oversight of Chinese Companies
Major accounting firms should provide more oversight of Chinese companies as the coronavirus outbreak impacts the economy, according to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton on Monday.
- Reports: Trump, UK at Odds After Angry Call on Huawei
After a call in January that ended with President Donald Trump slamming down the phone, Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson have had a falling out over.
- Pentagon Adopts New Ethical Principles for Using AI in War
The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield.
- CDC: ‘Community Spread’ of Virus in US Is ‘Possible, Even Likely’
Health officials on Friday warned that the “community spread” of the new and potentially lethal coronavirus is “possible, even likely” in the United States. At least 18 Americans who’ve returned home from a quarantined cruise ship are infected with COVID-19, bringing the…
- DHS Warns Critical System Operators of Cyberattacks
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday urged companies operating critical systems to review their cybersecurity security measures following a ransomware attack on a natural gas compression facility that caused management…
- NIH’s Fauci: New Coronavirus On ‘Verge’ Of Pandemic If Not Contained
A National Institute of Health official warned Sunday the fast-moving spread of a new coronavirus is on the “verge” of a pandemic unless containment isn’t successful.In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,”…
- Instagram Working to Tame Fake Posts About Coronavirus
Instagram is working to remove or block posts spreading misinformation about the coronavirus by directing users to the CDC website when users click on a #coronavirus hashtag, reports BuzzFeed News.”Looking for coronavirus info? …
- US: Huawei Has Secret ‘Back Doors’ to Telecom Networks
Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei has the ability to hack into cellular networks via “back doors,” information that U.S. intelligence officials have shared with allies England and Germany.
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