10 hours ago #entertainment 35 secs Summarize

Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No.

10, following the July 31 premiere of Black Is King on Disney+.

The set earned 27,000 equivalent album units in the U.S.

9 hours ago #entertainment 3 mins, 43 secs Summarize

Official description: “Australia is in the midst of a rising wave of shark attacks, with great whites leading the way

And scientists have just discovered that Aussies are facing not one population of great whites, but two and researchers want to know who rules the waters.”

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

8 hours ago #entertainment 48 secs Summarize

I wish I could see you, hold you, kiss you, talk to you, hear your voice, get a hug, see you with Elvis.

Your huge presence in our lives is missed every second of every day.

I love you forever and always.”.

6 hours ago #entertainment 5 mins, 10 secs Summarize

Honor Blackman, the British actress best known for her roles in “The Avengers” series and “Goldfinger” film of the 1960s, died at the age of 94, her family announced on April 6

Chynna Rogers

Rapper and model Chynna Rogers died on April 8

6 hours ago #entertainment 1 min, 1 sec Summarize

Meghan Markle helped guide Prince Harry on his very public 'woke' journey, the authors of the couple's upcoming biography Finding Freedom have claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently residing with her husband in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, played a pivotal role in helping her husband become more attuned to racism, according to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

Speaking to the National Public Radio in the United States, Mr Scobie said: 'Harry's journey to wokeness has been very public. .

10 hours ago #health 1 min, 48 secs Summarize

“We conclude that wearing of face masks in public corresponds to the most effective means to prevent interhuman transmission, and this inexpensive practice, in conjunction with extensive testing, quarantine, and contact tracking, poses the most probable fighting opportunity to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, prior to the development of a vaccine,” the scientists wrote.

People wearing masks on July 18, 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

A study by University of Iowa researchers published in Health Affairs Journal in June found similar results

9 hours ago #health 18 secs Summarize

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 286 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

In addition to the total of 112,459 confirmed cases in Massachusetts, state health officials also reported 43 new probable cases for a total of 8,581 probable cases.

9 hours ago #health 1 min, 51 secs Summarize

“But of course, the medical and public health professionals were not allowed to proceed unchecked,” he said, referring to President Trump’s frequent undercutting of his own experts.

When the virus first appeared in the United States, Trump and his supporters quickly dismissed it as either a “hoax” or a scourge that would quickly disappear once warmer weather arrived.

At one point, Trump suggested that ultraviolet light or injecting disinfectants would eradicate the virus.

7 hours ago #health 30 secs Summarize

He said that countries that have been able to get to 30 cases per million per day have been able to open schools successfully.

“If we can get to lower levels, we are going to be able to do more things safely,” he said.

New Zealand has on Saturday marked 100 days since its last case?

7 hours ago #health 3 mins, 39 secs Summarize

The influenza outbreak of 1918-19 brought about many changes, both in the way public health officials learned to handle infectious diseases and in what researchers hoping to isolate causes and cures learned through their work, Barry noted.

“The experience of 1918 put in place certain health care infrastructure,” Smoak said.

“Influenza wasn’t a reportable disease in 1918.”.

7 hours ago #health 36 secs Summarize

While just 10 percent of the infected study subjects remained asymptomatic for a full 14 days, the researchers found that the median incubation period was 7.75 days, three to four days later than most previous estimates.

Of course, understanding COVID's incubation period can make a tremendous difference in whether we successfully contain the virus.

"By providing health authorities with a potentially more accurate figure for the incubation period, the results could inform guidelines for containment efforts such as quarantines and studies investigating the disease's transmission," the researchers shared in a press release.

5 hours ago #science 1 min, 1 sec Summarize

As the week wears on it becomes one of the best weeks of the year to see the Milky Way in the run-up to August 19’s New Moon.

From August 12 the Moon will be rising after midnight, giving you a few hours of dark skies just as the brightest part of our galaxy is arcing overhead. ?

With two of summer’s celestial treats in the same week, and some great views of Venus and the Moon to boot, a sparkling seven days of stargazing awaits.

11 hours ago #technology 54 secs Summarize

“I have no idea how this happened, the program having a hardcoded 0 as a memory address is clearly how poorly made this was, no well-made code (or just average really) would try to access 0 as a memory address, could’ve been a compiler bug, but I highly doubt it,” they added.

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They went on to make a couple of edits after other people began to engage with the post, both of which came to the same conclusions.

10 hours ago #technology 1 min, 7 secs Summarize

The Commerce Department can grant licenses to individual businesses to circumvent the ban and sell to Huawei, which Qualcomm argues would generate billions of dollars in revenue for the company to put into its own development and create new technologies.

Other American chipmakers have applied for similar licenses, including Intel, Micron Technology, and Xilinx, the Journal reported.

And it’s understandable American companies would be fighting to get a slice of that pie.

8 hours ago #technology 37 secs Summarize

While the console is just a mock-up, fans of Batman should still have a lot to look forward to in the next console generation.

On Friday, Rocksteady Studios released its first official teaser for an upcoming Suicide Squad game.

While the title has been long-rumored, it seems that an official reveal will likely arrive at DC FanDome later this month.

6 hours ago #technology 1 min, 2 secs Summarize

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the new feature to the Verge and said that the aim of this new test was to see whether this new feature made retweets with comments easier to find and understand.

“A few months ago, we’ve made Retweets with Comments more visible when you tap to see Retweets on a Tweet,” the Twitter spokesperson said.

“This is available to everyone.

9 hours ago #politics 3 mins, 3 secs Summarize

As COVID-19 cases surge, patients are dying at a lower rate.

Here’s why.

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8 hours ago #politics 54 secs Summarize

CBS Sports reported Saturday that two Power Five athletic directors deemed the cancellation of fall sports and the 2020 college football season an 'inevitable' conclusion of talks within their respective conferences.

"I think it's inevitable [the season will not be played in the fall]," a veteran Power Five athletic director said Saturday.

"It's not fair what we're doing to our coaches and student-athletes," another long-time Power Five AD said Saturday.

8 hours ago #politics 27 secs Summarize

World leaders pledged $298 million to assist Lebanon in the aftermath of last week's catastrophic blast during a virtual summit on Sunday.

French President Emmanuel Macron organized the virtual summit.

Christophe Simon/AP.

5 hours ago #politics 2 secs Summarize

Kawakami: Draymond Green actually was taunting, not tampering

5 hours ago #politics 2 mins, 0 secs Summarize

North Paulding High School confirmed six new cases among students and three infections of staff members, less than a week after school resumed. .

On Sunday Brian Otott, Paulding County Schools Superintendent, said that the school would be closed on Monday and lessons would be online. .

In a letter to parents, Otott said Monday and Tuesday will be used to clean and disinfect the school.

#Entertainment

BBC apologizes for racist slur in newscast | TheHill
10 hours ago
BBC apologizes for racist slur in newscast | TheHill
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Hall said BBC’s “intention was to highlight an alleged racist attack” by using the slur in the report last month about an attack on a young Black man in Bristol, England.

But, Hall said, he recognizes it “ended up creating distress amongst many people.”.

“The BBC now accepts that we should have taken a different approach at the time of broadcast and we are very sorry for that.

Fantastic! Christopher Eccleston Is Returning to Doctor Who
12 hours ago
Fantastic! Christopher Eccleston Is Returning to Doctor Who
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The space-time continuum is blessing us with Christopher Eccleston’s return to Doctor Who, more than 15 years after, as the Ninth Doctor, he quietly hung up his leather jacket and departed the franchise following behind-the-scenes turmoil.

Den of Geek reports that Eccleston has signed on to voice a series of new Doctor Who audio adventures, which will be jointly released by BBC Studios and Big Finish Productions in May 2021.

“It will be exciting to revisit the Ninth Doctor’s world,” he said in a statement, “bringing back to life a character I love playing.” Eccleston has not been involved in any Doctor Who projects ever since he left after leading one season in 2005, which served as the franchise’s comeback for the “modern” era.

Long Island Anti-Masker Hurls Insults, Threats Against Supermarket Employee
15 hours ago
Long Island Anti-Masker Hurls Insults, Threats Against Supermarket Employee
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It went down in Long Island, New York when an employee at a King Kullen market apparently told this shopper to wear a mask.

Well, that set her off, threatening to "beat the f***ing s***" out of the employee, warning, "Don't pull your communist bull**** on me.".

She then gets personal and insulting ...

#Technology

Apple goes to war with the gaming industry
9 hours ago
Apple goes to war with the gaming industry
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Microsoft xCloud is one of the Xbox’s most substantial software platform plays in quite some time, allowing gamers to live-stream titles from the cloud and play console-quality games across a number of devices.

It’s a huge effort that’s been in preview for a bit, but is likely going to officially launch next month.

The app had been in a Testflight preview for iOS, but as Microsoft looked to push it to primetime, Apple said not so fast.

Red Dead Redemption 2 May Soon Add One of GTA 5's Most Popular Features
13 hours ago
Red Dead Redemption 2 May Soon Add One of GTA 5's Most Popular Features
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Rockstar Games first released Red Dead Redemption 2 back in 2018.

Not long after that Red Dead Online followed.

While the latter left a bit to be desired, the former delivered one of the best experiences of the generation, pack full of quality, polish, and content.

Fall Guys tops Steam charts, beating Horizon Zero Dawn
14 hours ago
Fall Guys tops Steam charts, beating Horizon Zero Dawn
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Well, it’s a bit different, because the top-ranked game for this week is one where you play as a klutzy bean who thrives on pushing other klutzy beans off of disarmingly high platforms – Fall Guys is officially number one.

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This means that it has knocked last week’s bestseller, Grounded, off of top spot.

#Science

A Cretaceous
17 hours ago
A Cretaceous "hell ant" was preserved in amber as it was killing a baby cockroach
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"The prey would have been essentially collared around the neck by the elongate horn and mandibles of the hell ant before most likely receiving an immobilizing sting," Barden told Salon.

"We think hell ants may have had very fast muscle movements, something we see in some modern ant predators, so the hell ant mandibles may have snapped closed in a very quick flash.".

Matthew Rozsa is a staff writer for Salon.

NASA Advanced Rapid Imaging Satellite Maps Blast Damage: Beirut Explosion Aftermath
1 day ago
NASA Advanced Rapid Imaging Satellite Maps Blast Damage: Beirut Explosion Aftermath
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NASA’s ARIA team, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, used satellite data to map the extent of likely damage following a massive explosion in Beirut.

Dark red pixels represent the most severe damage.

Areas in orange are moderately damaged, and areas in yellow are likely to have sustained somewhat less damage.

NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
2 days ago
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
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In a press release Thursday, the space agency said that all planets and heavenly bodies will be referred only to by their scientific names,  the Houston Chronicle reported.

Under the new rules, the “Eskimo Nebula,” discovered in 1787 by William Hershel, will only be referred to as NGC 2392.

The so-called “Siamese Twins Galaxy” will likewise be known only as NGC 4567 and NGC 4568.

#Health

San Quentin State Prison sergeant dies after battle with COVID-19
11 hours ago
San Quentin State Prison sergeant dies after battle with COVID-19
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A sergeant at San Quentin State Prison died Sunday after a battle with COVID-19, marking the first virus death of an employee at the facility that has grappled with a large outbreak among both staff and inmates.

Sgt.

Gilbert Polanco died of COVID-19 complications weeks after being admitted to a hospital where he was fully intubated and placed in a medically induced coma, according to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for his family.

El Paso sees 3 straight weeks of daily virus death reports, plus hits new active case record
15 hours ago
El Paso sees 3 straight weeks of daily virus death reports, plus hits new active case record
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EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso health officials reported two new coronavirus deaths on Sunday morning, raising the fatality count to 293 and marking the 21st consecutive day of virus-related deaths reported in the county.

The latest victims were both men, one in his 60s and the other in his 70s.

Men have now accounted for a much higher number of deaths than women in El Paso throughout the pandemic.

Dr. Fauci just gave us some pretty scary news about coronavirus vaccines
15 hours ago
Dr. Fauci just gave us some pretty scary news about coronavirus vaccines
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Efficacy aside, Fauci earlier this week said that the United States — in a best-case scenario — would have tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses ready to go by early 2021

If that actually pans out, Fauci anticipates that life in the United States will return to normal by the middle of next year at the soonest

Copyright 2020 BGR Media, LLC

#Politics

17-year-old killed, 20 injured in Washington D.C. shooting
6 hours ago
17-year-old killed, 20 injured in Washington D.C. shooting
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"You need to stop because you took away something that belonged to me, somebody hat I loved so much and somebody dear to me," grandmother Patrice Brown told WUSA-TV in a phone call hours after the shooting.

"I know this is not the only child or will be the last child," she continued.

"But they need to stop this.

4 Growth Stocks Worth Buying After Last Week's Sell-Off
10 hours ago
4 Growth Stocks Worth Buying After Last Week's Sell-Off
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Three great growth stocks that look like good buying opportunities after last week's sell-off are cloud database company MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB), monitoring and analytics platform provider Datadog (NASDAQ:DDOG), and telehealth and virtual care companies Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC) and Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO).

Image source: Getty Images.

After this week's sell-off, shares of MongoDB are now down 18% from an all-time high, giving today's investors a much better entry point than many other investors have been paying for the stock this summer.

Riot declared in Portland after police union building set on fire
11 hours ago
Riot declared in Portland after police union building set on fire
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Three officers were injured when police tried to disperse the crowd, Portland police said.

Police said there were several protests on Saturday that were peaceful, but a small group lit a fire at the Portland Police Association (PPA) building.

According to The Oregonian, it's the second time a fire has been lit at the police union building, a regular site of protests since they began in late May.

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