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Watch: Shaming or Public Good? Instagram Account Calls Out Gays Breaking COVID Rules

Watch: Shaming or Public Good? Instagram Account Calls Out Gays Breaking COVID Rules

PERSONAL TECH | Jan 5, 2021

The Instagram account GaysOverCovid is using shame as a weapon in fighting COVID.

Heading Off the Next Pandemic

Heading Off the Next Pandemic

SCIENCE | By Jim Robbins | Jan 4, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it's expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one.

What's So Important About CBD Lab Sheets?

What's So Important About CBD Lab Sheets?

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 4, 2021

All it takes is a little bit of research to see for yourself if your CBD manufacturer is selling you reliable products that are truthfully labeled.

Watch Out LA: Feds Calculate Riskiest, Safest Places in U.S.

Watch Out LA: Feds Calculate Riskiest, Safest Places in U.S.

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jan 3, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated the risk for every county in America for 18 types of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes, and even tsunamis.

Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert Star in 'Ratatouille' Musical on TikTok

Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert Star in 'Ratatouille' Musical on TikTok

PERSONAL TECH | By Mark Kennedy | Jan 2, 2021

TikTok's crowdsourced "Ratatouille" musical has cooked up some serious talent for its one-night-only benefit concert, including roles for Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert, Wayne Brady, André De Shields and Ashley Park.

Italy's Uffizi Opens Dante Anniversary with Virtual Exhibit

Italy's Uffizi Opens Dante Anniversary with Virtual Exhibit

PERSONAL TECH | Jan 2, 2021

Florence's Uffizi Gallery is making available for viewing online 88 rarely displayed drawings of Dante's "Divine Comedy" to mark the 700th anniversary in 2021 of the Italian poet's death.

Iran Plans 20% Uranium Enrichment 'as Soon as Possible'

Iran Plans 20% Uranium Enrichment 'as Soon as Possible'

PERSONAL TECH | By Jon Gambrell | Jan 2, 2021

Iran said Saturday it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility "as soon as possible," pushing its program a technical step away from weapons-grade levels.

Ancient Graffiti Making Fun of Gay Sex Uncovered in Pompeii

Ancient Graffiti Making Fun of Gay Sex Uncovered in Pompeii

SCIENCE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 1, 2021

A newly-excavated eatery in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii made headlines last week, but a new detail has now emerged: The presence of mocking graffiti about sex between men.

Israel's Virus Surveillance Tool Tests Its Democratic Norms

Israel's Virus Surveillance Tool Tests Its Democratic Norms

PERSONAL TECH | By Tia Goldenberg | Jan 1, 2021

In the early days of the pandemic, a panicked Israel began using a mass surveillance tool on its civilians. Critics now say its use has come at an immeasurable cost to the country's democratic principles.

Instagram Deletes Real Gay Influencers' Account for Being Unreal

Instagram Deletes Real Gay Influencers' Account for Being Unreal

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 30, 2020

A Seattle couple got a rude surprise from Instagram right before the holiday when they woke one morning and found their popular joint account deleted.

New App Will Cater to Black LGBTQ Travelers

New App Will Cater to Black LGBTQ Travelers

PERSONAL TECH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 28, 2020

Paula Akpan, a Black British lesbian journalist and historian, is developing The Black Queer Travel Guide to assist Black queer travelers in enjoying the world safely.

COVID Vaccines Appear Safe and Effective, but Key Questions Remain

COVID Vaccines Appear Safe and Effective, but Key Questions Remain

SCIENCE | By Bernard J. Wolfson | Dec 26, 2020

Vaccine development in under a year, shattering all records, is a marvel of science. It's also a cause for concern for millions of Americans who fear the uncertainty of an unknown technology.

As Biden Gets Sworn In, White House Will Get Scrubbed Down

As Biden Gets Sworn In, White House Will Get Scrubbed Down

SCIENCE | By Phil Galewitz | Dec 25, 2020

As Joe Biden lifts his right hand to take the oath of office at noon on Jan. 20 at the Capitol, a team of specially trained cleaners will be lifting their hands to disinfect the White House.

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19

SCIENCE | By Marion Renault | Dec 24, 2020

At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease's first victims — and finding some answers.

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause For Concern?

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause For Concern?

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 21, 2020

Experts say it's unclear if that's the case or whether the new coronavirus strains pose any concern for vaccines or cause more severe disease.

One Company's Quest for an Antibody Drug to Fight COVID-19

One Company's Quest for an Antibody Drug to Fight COVID-19

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 21, 2020

The drugs, administered by IV, are being tested to prevent infection in people at high risk of it who can't yet get a vaccine, such as housemates of COVID-19 patients. They're also being tried as a treatment soon after infection to avoid serious illness.

Taking a Note From Spotify, Grindr Shares its Grindr Unwrapped

Taking a Note From Spotify, Grindr Shares its Grindr Unwrapped

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 20, 2020

Earlier this month, Spotify unleashed its Wrapped feature, allowing users to see and share their top listed to songs and artists of 2020. Grindr is taking note and, in a recent blog post, shared its Grindr Unwrapped.

Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office Seizes Two Fake Domain Names

Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office Seizes Two Fake Domain Names

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 20, 2020

Authorities have seized two domain names posing as biotechnology companies developing COVID-19 treatments but are apparently collecting personal information for fraud and installing malware.

Jupiter, Saturn Merging in Night Sky, Closest in Centuries

Jupiter, Saturn Merging in Night Sky, Closest in Centuries

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Dec 20, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th century.

World's Space Achievements a Bright Spot in Stressful 2020

World's Space Achievements a Bright Spot in Stressful 2020

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Dec 19, 2020

Astronauts blasted into orbit from the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade, three countries sent spacecraft hurtling toward Mars, and robotic explorers grabbed rocks from the moon and gravel from an asteroid.

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