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Apr 02, 2020 at 02:10. 5 comments

Coronavirus Misinformation Was Spreading Online as Early as January

Coronavirus Misinformation Was Spreading Online as Early as January

News on the global coronavirus is breaking so quickly that developments can happen on a minute-to-minute basis. But getting the most updated information about covid-19—and discerning which bits are correct—has been hampered severely by a scourge of misinformation spreading like wildfire, as well as a number of public officials who’ve pushed misleading information and in many cases outright...

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Apr 01, 2020 at 23:15. 10 comments

3 Nerdy, But Useful, Things to Do Around Your House While Stuck at Home

3 Nerdy, But Useful, Things to Do Around Your House While Stuck at Home

Being stuck at home sucks. One of the best things you can do—besides absolutely staying at home —is to make some updates to said home. How do you do that? There are lots of ways. For example, you could clean things ; your windows, floors, kitchen, surely those things could use a once over. Of course, that’s not very fun. So we came up with a few activities you can do that are useful,...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 22:30. 2 comments

Amazon Fires Worker Who Organized Strike Over Conditions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amazon Fires Worker Who Organized Strike Over Conditions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amazon has fired an employee at its Staten Island facility who organized a strike against his employer over conditions in the company’s warehouses amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, Amazon employees at the facility organized a strike against the company for conditions that have come under fire by employees, the workers group Amazonians United, and several U.S. senators . The...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 09:15. 3 comments

Florida Police Arrest Megachurch Pastor for Refusing to Comply With County Covid-19 Order

Florida Police Arrest Megachurch Pastor for Refusing to Comply With County Covid-19 Order

Hillsborough County, Florida sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Howard-Browne, the pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church, for refusing to stop holding church services that attracted huge crowds in violation of a county health order, CNN reported on Monday.

County authorities have ordered residents to “stay at home as much as possible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week” due to the

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Mar 31, 2020 at 08:22. 3 comments

Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius Among the Latest Films Delayed by Coronavirus

Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius Among the Latest Films Delayed by Coronavirus

Sorry, but you won’t be vamping out with Jared Leto or busting ghosts with Paul Rudd this year. Sony Pictures just announced a major shake-up to its theatrical release schedule, bumping most of its biggest 2020 releases back to 2021.

The big ones, as per the headline, are Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which will now be released March 5, 2021 (moved back from July 10) and the Spider-Man spin-off...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 00:40. 2 comments

Chiropractors Told to Stop Pretending They Can Treat Covid-19

Chiropractors Told to Stop Pretending They Can Treat Covid-19

Chiropractors in Canada and elsewhere are being told to stop advertising their services as a treatment for covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

In Canada, organizations such as the College of Chiropractors of Ontario have sent dozens of warning letters to clinics and practitioners in the area, following complaints by the nonprofit advocacy group Bad Science Watch. The...

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Mar 30, 2020 at 08:52.

Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by some wily deity or another.

But enough about my fanfiction WIP; this week, the...

Mar 30, 2020 at 07:25.

He's Not Doing the Dumb Thing (But He's Still Saying Some Pretty Dumb Shit)

He's Not Doing the Dumb Thing (But He's Still Saying Some Pretty Dumb Shit)

President Donald Trump has extended federal social distancing guidelines through the end of April, thus walking back an earlier insistence that America should be “opened up and just raring to go by Easter” despite warnings from health professionals about the growing severity of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

At a Sunday press conference, Trump claimed that the Easter deadline was simply an...

Mar 30, 2020 at 05:06. 1 comments

Federal Officials Are Using Your Cellphone Data to Respond to the Outbreak: Report

Federal Officials Are Using Your Cellphone Data to Respond to the Outbreak: Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has teamed up with state and local governments across America to track people’s cellphone location data and trace the novel coronavirus’s spread, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.

Mobile advertising companies—as opposed to the cellphone carriers themselves—have been forwarding information from users “in certain areas of geographic...

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Mar 30, 2020 at 05:00. 4 comments

The Original Voice Behind Jem From Jem and the Holograms Made an In-Character Coronavirus PSA

The Original Voice Behind Jem From Jem and the Holograms Made an In-Character Coronavirus PSA

The coronavirus pandemic is nothing to joke about, random ‘80s kids. The only way to stay safe: listen to the wisdom of cartoon characters. Or, well, okay, that’s not true, but: sometimes the cartoon characters are helpful and correct.

Such was the way of the classic cartoon PSA, which is seeing a little bit of a revival in these times of crisis. Like this one: Samantha Newark, the original...

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Mar 29, 2020 at 04:02.

Hospitals Turn to 3D-Printed Donations for Sorely Needed Supplies in Covid-19 Outbreak

Hospitals Turn to 3D-Printed Donations for Sorely Needed Supplies in Covid-19 Outbreak

A network of 3D printer-users has stepped in to help hospitals grappling with critical shortages of protective gear and other vital medical supplies during the covid-19 pandemic, NPR reports. It’s the latest unorthodox emergency measure U.S. health workers, who are pleading for equipment, have been increasingly forced to rely on as America has soared past all other countries in total...

Mar 28, 2020 at 12:01. 3 comments

Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly every mainstream online platform .

As first reported by Wired, the Android app’s...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 09:19. 3 comments

Lawmakers Demand Amazon Get Serious About Worker Safety Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Lawmakers Demand Amazon Get Serious About Worker Safety Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Following several alarming reports about Amazon’s meager response to the covid-19 pandemic, U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers regarding how the richest corporation in the world plans to keep its employees safe.

In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Ilhan Omar pressed for details about the e-commerce giant’s implementation of federal health...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 05:12. 5 comments

Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Communications, the operator of Spectrum, has been one of the companies refusing to allow staff to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring guidelines from federal, state, and local authorities while citing its “indispensable” status as an infrastructure provider. Spectrum technicians have also been on the front line , entering homes to service cable and internet...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 04:52. 2 comments

Some Medical Schools Are Graduating Students Early Because of Covid-19

Some Medical Schools Are Graduating Students Early Because of Covid-19

New York University and others are set to allow medical students to graduate and enter the medical field early—if they want to—all in an effort to shore up hospitals grappling with the covid-19 epidemic.

The Grossman School of Medicine at NYU was the first to lay out its proposal, following discussions with senior students who wished to know how they could help as well as a plea by New York...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 04:10. 5 comments

Instacart Workers Preparing to Strike Amid Company’s Disastrous Response to Covid-19 Outbreak

Instacart Workers Preparing to Strike Amid Company’s Disastrous Response to Covid-19 Outbreak

Instacart workers are preparing to strike next week in response to the company’s lack of protections for employees who are risking their health and safety to perform their jobs amid the global coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 1,200 people in the U.S. alone.

Instacart shoppers (the name Instacart uses for its delivery workers) are required to shop for food and other products and...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 03:30. 9 comments

The Cast of Watchmen Become the 'Washmen' in This Pandemic PSA

The Cast of Watchmen Become the 'Washmen' in This Pandemic PSA

You’ve watched the Watchmen, now wash like the...washmen?

The cast of HBO’s excellent reimagining of Watchmen has joined forces for a timely PSA, bringing together characters from different planets , planes of existence, and sides of the law to make a video urging fans to wash their hands. The reason, of course, is simple: Thorough hand washing is one of the best defenses we all have against...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 01:30. 4 comments

Amazon 'Bug' Was Hiding Products That Would Have Shipped Faster Amid Covid-19 Delays

Amazon 'Bug' Was Hiding Products That Would Have Shipped Faster Amid Covid-19 Delays

Amazon is now delaying the shipment of nonessential items through Prime by up to a month as the company struggles to meet the heavy demand of orders it’s experiencing amid shelter-at-home and self-isolation orders put in place to mitigate the spread of covid-19 in the United States. But following this change, Amazon has evidently been burying results for nonessential items from rival sellers...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 00:40. 24 comments

Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost [Update: He Invoked P]

Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost [Update: He Invoked P]

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to command private businesses to work on projects critical to the security of the nation.

Of course, the threat only came as alarming...

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Mar 27, 2020 at 22:00. 11 comments

11 Nerdy Things You Can Watch and Read for Free While Social Distancing

11 Nerdy Things You Can Watch and Read for Free While Social Distancing

There are only so many times you can rewatch episodes of Futurama or Love is Blind . For folks wanting to branch out beyond Netflix and Hulu, or take a momentary break from Animal Crossing , there are plenty of places to watch cool shows and films online for free—as well as some services to help keep you reading, too.

io9 has put together a collection of 10 services that are either offering...

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