States ask big tech to step up vigilance against online price-gouging
NEWSStates ask big tech to step up vigilance against online price-gouging

A group of 32 US states have a message for the nation’s leading online platforms: You are not doing enough to stop price gouging amid the coronavirus crisis. In a letter sent on Wednesday to... More

 
ESA puts 8 spacecraft in hibernation amid coronavirus lockdown
NEWSESA puts 8 spacecraft in hibernation amid coronavirus lockdown

BERLIN — The European Space Agency said Tuesday that it is putting eight of its spacecraft into hibernation as it scales down operations during the coronavirus outbreak. The agency said it is... More

 
NASA releases image that shows center of Milky Way
NEWSNASA releases image that shows center of Milky Way

That’s so out there! NASA this week released this mesmerizing image of the middle of the Milky Way. The central region of our galaxy holds an exotic collection of objects, the space agency said in... More

 
CDC launches coronavirus bot to help take strain off healthcare system
NEWSCDC launches coronavirus bot to help take strain off healthcare system

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new bot over the weekend that it says can analyze COVID-19 symptoms and recommend a course of action in an attempt to aid an... More

 
European countries may track phone data to help stop coronavirus spread
NEWSEuropean countries may track phone data to help stop coronavirus spread

Multiple European countries are considering tracking track users’ phone data to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, prompting worries from privacy advocates who say such digital surveillance... More

 
Astronauts quarantined ahead of journey to International Space Station
NEWSAstronauts quarantined ahead of journey to International Space Station

WASHINGTON – Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut were spending their final weeks on Earth in quarantine before they are scheduled to blast off on April 9 for the International Space Station... More

 
Researchers believe interstellar comet Borisov is breaking apart
NEWSResearchers believe interstellar comet Borisov is breaking apart

Since it was first discovered in August 2019, astronomers have been awestruck by interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov. But recent observations of the space object suggest that it could be breaking apart.... More

 
Supercomputer finds 77 drugs that could halt coronavirus spread
NEWSSupercomputer finds 77 drugs that could halt coronavirus spread

Scientists have enlisted the help of a supercomputer to fight back against the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory just published the results... More

 
Is your cell phone giving you wrinkles?
NEWSIs your cell phone giving you wrinkles?

As if we didn’t have enough guilt about our device addiction: Mounting evidence shows that blue-light exposure from our screens (while Netflix bingeing, Insta-scrolling or frantically checking... More

 
Apple scraps two-per-person limit on web iPhone orders
NEWSApple scraps two-per-person limit on web iPhone orders

Apple has dropped its two-per-customer limit on online iPhone sales as the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to close its stores worldwide. More

 
This tool will tell you how prepared your hospital is for coronavirus
NEWSThis tool will tell you how prepared your hospital is for coronavirus

A new online tool by ProPublica can show you an estimate of how prepared your local healthcare system is to handle the novel coronavirus outbreak. The tool, which is easily accessible online,... More

 
Police in Southern California using drones to patrol during coronavirus lockdown
NEWSPolice in Southern California using drones to patrol during coronavirus lockdown

Some police departments in California plan on using drones to enforce a coronavirus lockdown and to, in part, monitor the homeless population, according to a report on Friday. The Chula Vista... More

 
Florida greyhounds pushed into early retirement over coronavirus
NEWSFlorida greyhounds pushed into early retirement over coronavirus

New Yorkers who haven’t been able to adopt a pet during the coronavirus pandemic are in luck. Greyhounds in Florida have been pushed into early retirement after racing tracks closed because of the... More

 
Coronavirus made me move in with my new date 5 days after we met
NEWSCoronavirus made me move in with my new date 5 days after we met

New York City ballerina Carrie Lee Riggins didn’t need to be asked twice when the man she’s only been on two dates with suggested she move in with him amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 39-year-old... More

 
Gym rats raging over coronavirus closure refunds, cancellations
NEWSGym rats raging over coronavirus closure refunds, cancellations

New York gyms are making members sweat — over how to get refunded. Big Apple fitness facilities were mandated to close on March 16 amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the sudden shuttering has left... More

 
Facebook gives step-by-step instructions on how to spot fake news
NEWSFacebook gives step-by-step instructions on how to spot fake news

Get better at knowing what’s real news. With human moderators sent home due to the coronavirus, and artificial intelligence systems scrambling to replace them, Facebook is taking a small step to... More

 
Doughnuts with Dr. Fauci’s face selling like hot cakes at NY shop
NEWSDoughnuts with Dr. Fauci’s face selling like hot cakes at NY shop

Dr. Anthony Fauci spends his days informing Americans about the coronavirus pandemic — and now people are eating him up. The famous face in public health is now the face of a popular doughnut after... More

 
Millennials are moving back in with parents during the coronavirus quarantine
NEWSMillennials are moving back in with parents during the coronavirus quarantine

Peter Carey was looking forward to his 40th birthday. The Miami club promoter had a new apartment, a new job and — after a bad breakup (he and his ex were on a reality show on Oprah’s OWN network)... More

 
How to remove fake nails at home and more nail tips for coronavirus quarantine
NEWSHow to remove fake nails at home and more nail tips for coronavirus quarantine

Consider this the mani-cure. Now that nonessential businesses like hairdressers and nail salons have closed down because of the coronavirus, many beauty buffs are struggling with upkeep during... More

 
A salty diet could make it hard for your body to fight off infection: study
NEWSA salty diet could make it hard for your body to fight off infection: study

There are several risks associated with a high-salt diet, including high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke — but a new study reveals that a compromised immune system should be added to that... More