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Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

SCIENCE | By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 23, 2020

Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

SCIENCE | Oct 22, 2020

The University of Oxford says the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil will continue following reports of a participant's death.

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel | Oct 22, 2020

Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.

New App Aims to Help Unblock Global Air Travel

New App Aims to Help Unblock Global Air Travel

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 21, 2020

A new smartphone app could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testing requirements

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21, 2020

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Begin a Successful Career in Azure with the Microsoft Certified Azure  Fundamentals Certification

Begin a Successful Career in Azure with the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals Certification

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 21, 2020

Microsoft Azure provides an ever-growing collection of services that ensure the success of businesses. Moreover, this leads to the opportunity for professionals to build an interesting and rewarding career.

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Oct 21, 2020

Netflix's subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes.

In US & UK, Trans Youth Turn to TikTok to Fund Gender Confirmation Surgeries

In US & UK, Trans Youth Turn to TikTok to Fund Gender Confirmation Surgeries

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20, 2020

Transgender youths in the United States and Britain are turning to TikTok to help raise the money they need for their gender transitions.

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 19, 2020

If younger LGBTQ Americans transform their passions for issues like climate change, gun control, and racial and gender equality from social media likes into actual votes, voter-turnout records could be smashed in November.

India Holds Digital Fashion Week Amid Pandemic

India Holds Digital Fashion Week Amid Pandemic

PERSONAL TECH | By Manish Swarup | Oct 19, 2020

Unlike a fashion show, the models aren't swaying on a ramp in real life. They are depending on digital technology to rescue their annual extravaganza from the coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

SCIENCE | By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick | Oct 19, 2020

From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work.

Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor

Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 16, 2020

Twitter said late Thursday it was changing its policy on hacked content after an outcry about its handling of an unverified political story that prompted cries of censorship from the right.

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

SCIENCE | Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Sherman Leis, founder of The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, has announced a new robotic vaginectomy procedure developed for transmasculine patients.

How Young Queer Nigerians Use Twitter to Shape Identity and Fight Homophobia

How Young Queer Nigerians Use Twitter to Shape Identity and Fight Homophobia

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 14, 2020

A linguist unpacks "live" data from members of the queer community, identifying the challenges as well as advocacies in Nigerian digital queer discourse.

Play About an Israeli-Lebanese Grindr Relationship Goes Virtual This Weekend

Play About an Israeli-Lebanese Grindr Relationship Goes Virtual This Weekend

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 14, 2020

When theater goes dark, go virtual. That's the strategy that Israeli playwright Nimrod Danishman utilized after the pandemic forced him to cancel his play "Borders" earlier this year.

Possible Safety Issues Pause COVID-19 Antibody Study

Possible Safety Issues Pause COVID-19 Antibody Study

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione, Linda A. Johnson | Oct 14, 2020

Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly that's similar to a treatment President Donald Trump recently received.

Apple Unveils New iPhones for Faster 5G Wireless Networks

Apple Unveils New iPhones for Faster 5G Wireless Networks

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel | Oct 13, 2020

Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks.

Suspect in 3 Shootings Arrested, Used Grindr to Lure Victims

Suspect in 3 Shootings Arrested, Used Grindr to Lure Victims

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2020

A suspect in three shootings in Waco, Texas has been arrested for murder in the shooting death of a man on Aug. 17. That victim, and at least one other man, was lured using Grindr.

Disney Reorg to Further Bolster Company's Focus on Streaming

Disney Reorg to Further Bolster Company's Focus on Streaming

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel | Oct 13, 2020

Disney said Monday that it is reorganizing its business units to focus even more on streaming.

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Distortion Posts

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Distortion Posts

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 12, 2020

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide.

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