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South Africa Says Virus Outbreak May Have Reached Its Peak

2 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

South Africa's coronavirus outbreak appears to be slowing, with the latest data showing fewer new infections and a drop in natural excess deaths.
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Google uses crowdsourced photos to recreate landmarks in 3D for AR/VR

Google uses crowdsourced photos to recreate landmarks in 3D for AR/VR

12 minutes ago   |   Venture Beat

Researchers have updated a neural rendering technology with the ability to distinguish 3D structures from lighting, using landmark photos shared online.
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UC Berkeley's Niloufar Salehi on restorative justice in social media

UC Berkeley's Niloufar Salehi on restorative justice in social media

25 minutes ago   |   Venture Beat

UC Berkeley assistant professor Niloufar Salehi is exploring how to apply restorative justice to social media platforms as part of an NSF grant.
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Taiwan's Leader Urges More Nations to Press China Over Hong Kong

47 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen called on the international community to speak out against Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong while boasting that she leads a “bastion of...
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Our Temporary Moratorium against Handshakes Should Become Permanent

2 hours ago   |   Scientific American

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an overdue development
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‘A Smoking Gun': Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

Airborne virus plays a significant role in community transmission, many experts believe. A new study fills in the missing piece: Floating virus can infect cells.
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Russian Medics Will Get Coronavirus Vaccine As Fauci Doubts Its Safety And Effectiveness

3 hours ago   |   Forbes

“We have a way of doing things in that we care about safety."
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Claims of 'Ocean' inside Ceres May Not Hold Water

4 hours ago   |   Scientific American

Final results from NASA's Dawn spacecraft suggest a brine reservoir exists within the dwarf planet, but some experts remain unconvinced
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How MC Hammer And Other Performing Artists Are Sharing Their Love Of Science

4 hours ago   |   Forbes

When MC Hammer started tweeting about science and scientists a few weeks ago, he joined a long list of performing artists who have been using their platforms to highlight...
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Scientists Put Masks to the Test-With an iPhone and a Laser

4 hours ago   |   Wired

When it comes to blocking germs, not all cloth masks are created equal. A new, low-cost testing device literally illuminates which ones won't get the job done.
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Washington Football Team will play without fans this season, announcement says

Washington Football Team will play without fans this season, announcement says

Team officials said the decision was made with the health and safety of fans in mind, along with an "abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19... Read more ...

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, a media titan and billionaire who, as chairman of Viacom and National Amusements, drew headlines both for his deal-making as well as his turbulent personal... Read more ...

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, the billionaire media magnate whose family company controls CBS and Viacom, and whose career spilled over from boardrooms to gossip sheets, has died. He was... Read more ...

Rice praises Harris after veepstakes: ‘She's going to make a tremendous...

Rice praises Harris after veepstakes: ‘She's going to make a tremendous running mate'

Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday hailed California Sen. Kamala Harris as a “great choice” to become former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate. Her... Read more ...

Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Omar, a member of “The Squad” of four progressive female members of Congress, survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an... Read more ...

Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris' vice presidential bid

Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris' vice presidential bid

Hours after Joe Biden announced that California junior Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate, the hosts shared their opinions on the news. Read more ...

How Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate

How Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate

Biden made clear his running mate would be a woman even before clinching the Democratic nomination. Read more ...

‘Serious injuries' reported after train derails amid storms in Scotland

‘Serious injuries' reported after train derails amid storms in Scotland

Several people were reported to be seriously injured Wednesday morning when a passenger train derailed on the east coast of Scotland as the country was hit by storms, according... Read more ...

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

President Donald Trump is speaking at the White House. Read more ...

Moderna surges 11% after Trump says US government reached deal for 100...

Moderna surges 11% after Trump says US government reached deal for 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that the US government reached a deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Shares of Moderna... Read more ...