Inside the Milan Hotel That Housed Covid-19 Patients

Inside the Milan Hotel That Housed Covid-19 Patients

When “guests” arrived, they were sent up to their rooms via a specially-designated Covid-19 positive elevator, not to emerge for weeks.Everyone just wants to leave—and even more, to return to life as it was before the pandemic, back when Hotel Michelangelo was just a place people crashed after a fun day of seeing the sights.

The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for Covid-19

The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for Covid-19

This means that the herd immunity threshold will also be higher than 60 percent in some places and lower in others.“I think the range of R0 consistent with data for Covid-19 is larger than most people give credit to,” said Marc Lipsitch of Harvard University, who has been advising health officials in Massachusetts and abroad.

Everything You Need To Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead

Everything You Need To Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead

Your beverage might not taste very good, though, which is why it's important to pay attention to a few key things.Making good booze can take time, and it’s important to not rush things.

What Happens After a ‘Million-Mile Battery’ Outlasts the Car?

What Happens After a ‘Million-Mile Battery’ Outlasts the Car?

Several experts pointed out that true million-mile batteries are likely to outlast whatever cars they’re built for, meaning their arrival could dramatically impact both second-use markets and battery recycling.

Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry

Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry

“Deep neural networks are very computationally expensive,” says Song Han, an assistant professor at MIT who specializes in developing more efficient forms of deep learning and is not an author on Thompson’s paper.

The 19 Best Weekend Deals on Tech, Home Gear, and More

The 19 Best Weekend Deals on Tech, Home Gear, and More

Apple AirPods Pro for $220 ($30 off): This deal is not new.Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K for $25 ($25 off): This deal is only valid for select Amazon Prime members, but it's a good price if you're eligible.

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

Cops Are Paying for Access to Data from BreachesMotherboard reports this week that a company called SpyCloud, which sells access to data obtained by criminals in breaches, has marketed its services to law enforcement agencies.

Meet the Secret Algorithm That's Keeping Students Out of College

Meet the Secret Algorithm That's Keeping Students Out of College

Both were withdrawn this week, she says, after she scored more poorly than expected on her International Baccalaureate diploma, a two-year high school program recognized by colleges and taken by more than 170,000 students this year, most in the US.Teen regrets about grades aren’t unusual, but the way the foundation behind the IB Diploma Programme calculated this year’s grades was.

How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies

How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies

Indigenous protesters, for whom the land around Rushmore is sacred, were met by chants of “go home.” On social media, many were learning that the Fourth of July only marks a day of independence for white Americans; Black people wouldn’t gain freedom until nearly a century later, on June 19, 1865.

Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?

Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?

Lorenz defended herself and called out what she characterized as previous harassment by Srinivasan and others on a variety of platforms, including Clubhouse.

Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

The attackers returned with a new BEC that took a different tack: instead of tricking targets into logging in to lookalike sites, and consequently divulging the passwords, the scam used emails that instructed the recipient to give what was purported to be a Microsoft app access to an Office 365 account.

How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous

How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous

A heat dome “is really just sort of a colloquial term for a persistent and/or strong high-pressure system that occurs during the warm season, with the end result being a lot of heat,” says climate scientist Daniel Swain of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Larry Brilliant on How Well We Are Fighting Covid-19

Larry Brilliant on How Well We Are Fighting Covid-19

But it’s been just a little over three months since I spoke to then-75-year-old Brilliant, an epidemiologist who aided in the eradication of smallpox, and who for years has been warning the world of a pandemic that looks very much like the one we have now.

Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells

Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells

Marcus Buggert, an immunologist at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, had noticed a similar pattern among patients there: cases where people who tested positive for the virus quickly lost their antibodies or never appeared to muster those forces at all.Research from SARS offered hints that, even if antibodies faded, some people retained immune cells that recognized the virus.

Neo-Nazis Are Running Out of Places to Hide Online

Neo-Nazis Are Running Out of Places to Hide Online

The Russian-founded, UK-based Telegram connected different far-right communities, helping to bring far more organization to the movement as a whole.Breaking precedent, the administrator of Terrorwave Refined began begging others for help, going as far as offering Bitcoin payments to anyone who could find a way to bring the channel and its followers back intact:.

Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?

Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?

When she’s not hunting for ancient life on other planets, Bosak studies the earliest life on our own, a process she says is analogous to what Perseverance will be doing on Mars.

A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads

A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads

But most important, Kucharski says, is what he calls “epidemiological thinking.” That’s a mindset for dealing with incomplete information, as infectious-disease researchers must when they encounter a novel, fast-moving pathogen.But transmission is not going down, because people aren't following those supposedly obvious things that can help reduce transmission.

DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

If you forward a message to the antispam tool and then keep getting emails from the same entity, the service will take the hallmark DoNotPay approach and automatically help you sue the spammer in small-claims court for up to $500 under the CAN-SPAM Act .

Palm Springs Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now

Palm Springs Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now

“It’s one of those infinite time-loop situations you might have heard about,” he explains to Cristin Milioti’s Sarah, who is wild-eyed and pissed off after realizing she’s stuck living the same day—her sister’s wedding day—on repeat.

Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why

Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why

“We were all struggling with the circumstances of living under Covid and wondering how we would continue to work together,” says Sarah Richardson, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University and the lab’s director.

How to Use Slack Without Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

How to Use Slack Without Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

“The inflections in our voice get lost, and we're not able to hear or emphasize body language that sometimes speaks louder than words.” Couple that with notification overload and water cooler talk spamming your work channels, and you’re bound to get a little frustrated with your colleague’s Slack usage—or vice versa.

FAO - News Article: FAO partners with the Adaptation Fund to help vulnerable countries fight the impact of climate change

FAO - News Article: FAO partners with the Adaptation Fund to help vulnerable countries fight the impact of climate change

"It well aligns with the efforts of the Organization to enhance the resilience of rural communities in times of changing environmental conditions, degrading ecosystems, and increasing water scarcity," Mansur said.

Hong Kong's Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads

Hong Kong's Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads

Some tech giants like Google and Facebook have already paused accepting requests for data from Hong Kong authorities.After the implementation rules were released, companies including Google, Zoom, Microsoft, and Telegram all said they would temporarily stop accepting requests for user data from the Hong Kong government.

Can Duck Poop Spread Invasive Fish?

Can Duck Poop Spread Invasive Fish?

As the authors note in the paper, “Only 0.2% of ingested eggs survived gut passage, yet, given the abundance, diet, and movements of ducks in nature, our results have major implications for biodiversity conservation and invasion dynamics in freshwater ecosystems.”.

The Best Veterinary Telemedicine Services

The Best Veterinary Telemedicine Services

It's not a replacement for regular in-office visits, and most vets on telemedicine services can't diagnose or prescribe medications for pets they haven't previously seen in person, but they are able to give helpful advice.

How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It)

How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It)

But by looking at where a study was published, what data it uses, and how it fits into the larger body of scientific research, even the armchair experts among us can start to be more savvy science information consumers.

Global Warming. Inequality. Covid-19. And Al Gore Is ... Optimistic?

Global Warming. Inequality. Covid-19. And Al Gore Is ... Optimistic?

I don't want to sound Pollyannaish on this point, but if you think back a few years, the awakening to the incredible injustice that was suffered for so long by the LGBTQ community led to a startling change in the demand for marriage equality and for an end to discrimination in employment, recently codified in a Supreme Court decision.

A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit

A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit

On May 18, Kristin Tynski dropped a link into the Reddit community r/privacy: “I scraped court records to find dirty cops.” Tynski, who owns a marketing firm, had collected the public police records in Palm Beach County, where she lives, and wrote up her findings on data like traffic citations and race.

Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic

Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic

The National Football League is gearing up for its fall kickoff with a new face shield and mask combination designed by sunglasses manufacturer Oakley, according to Thom Mayer, medical director of the NFL Players Association, the union that represents pro football players.

This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease

This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease

Tessera has spent the past two years developing a new class of molecular manipulators capable of doing lots of things Crispr can do—and some that it can’t, including precisely plugging in long stretches of DNA.It’s not gene editing, says von Maltzahn.

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