11 hours ago #entertainment 44 secs Summarize

Although Connolly didn't specify how long Kennedy was hospitalized, the actor said his daughter is on the mend and "doing great." He added, "It's just the congestion part, but the fever is down and we're all back on the road to recovery."

Connolly said he contracted the virus despite being "double vaccinated."

"This is not a political statement, but there's zero doubt in my mind that this vaccine saved me a great deal because the symptoms, while brutal, were manageable," he said

11 hours ago #entertainment 12 secs Summarize

For a couple of months now, John Mulaney's plans had been to file for divorce ...

and he's finally pulled the trigger.

According to court records ...

11 hours ago #entertainment 27 secs Summarize

The brand new Blade Runner anime debuts this fall on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll and the first trailer for the series debuted at San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2021.

Black Lotus will follow a brand new replicant named Elle (voiced by Jessica Henwick in English and Arisa Shida in Japanese) who was created for unknown purposes.

All we know is she’s confused, very capable, and will have some sort of role in how the world of Blade Runner changes between the Tyrell Corporation in the original film and the Wallace Corporation in the sequel.

9 hours ago #entertainment 59 secs Summarize

At the same time, Disney’s in-person skipping of CinemaCon comes at a suspicious time as the studio recently celebrated the $219M WW theatrical-day-and-date Disney+ Premier opening of Black Widow. The pic posted the largest second weekend drop for a Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe title at the box office last weekend, and was pirated extensively, with the National Association of Theatre Owners (which hosts CinemaCon) blasting the studio for decimating the theatrical window and Black Widow‘s film revenue-generating potential.

While Jungle Cruise is currently the only other title scheduled to go theatrical-day-and-date on Disney+ Premier, there’s a great fear among the industry and exhibition that Disney will continue this radical dynamic window practice as Wall Street goes hog wild for streaming.

All of this said, it’s very hard for Disney to walk into CinemaCon’s hub Caesars Palace this year and hold their heads up high if they continue to experiment with the theatrical window, and celebrate it.

7 hours ago #entertainment 1 min, 54 secs Summarize

WHEN DID KANYE ORIGINALLY PLAN TO DROP HIS ALBUM DONDA.

Kanye originally planned to drop his album Donda, named for his late mother, last July, but it was never released.

However, he confirmed the album will now be released on July 24.

17 hours ago #health 36 secs Summarize

Public health officials in Austin and Travis County are now encouraging vaccinated people to wear masks both indoors and outdoors, and for those unvaccinated to stay at home except for essential needs — the first major city in Texas to take such a step.

This comes as the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread across the state, pushing the county’s seven-day average of new hospitalizations to 35 — the threshold for Stage 4 of the area’s COVID-19 risk-based guidelines.

County officials made the announcement in a virtual news conference Friday morning.

16 hours ago #health 28 secs Summarize

The state reported 727 people were being treated for COVID-19 in Alabama hospitals on Friday, the most at a single time since the end of February.

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16 hours ago #health 53 secs Summarize

The health department said all Ohio clinicians, including those in EMS, should be aware of the signs and symptoms of monkeypox and the current guidance that has been recommended by the CDC.

If you have any questions about how to keep from being infected with the monkeypox virus, visit CDC Prevention.

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16 hours ago #health 24 secs Summarize

Roughly a fifth of office workers in the San Francisco Bay Area have returned to the office, lower than the national average and less than half of the ratio of officer workers in Austin.

The data, surfaced in a report by the San Francisco Controller's Office, comes from the security firm Kastle Systems.

Most non-Texas metro areas, including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, are hovering at the 30% mark according to Kastle data, still higher than San Francisco but not drastically so.

14 hours ago #health 33 secs Summarize

Stephen Harmon died after contracting Covid

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13 hours ago #health 1 min, 40 secs Summarize

If an attorney tells the family it’s okay to speak to Ballad, Tinsley said she’s ready.

“I’d like to know their steps on what they’re going to do to prevent this from happening again,” Tinsley said.

“And I want to know how this happened to begin with and I would love – I have a lot of questions I’d like to ask them.”.

13 hours ago #health 19 secs Summarize

The unidentified child lived in largely rural La Plata County near the state’s southwest corner, the Colorado health department said Thursday.

12 hours ago #health 25 secs Summarize

82 children have tested positive in Milwaukee County in past week.

82 children have tested positive in Milwaukee County in past week.

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12 hours ago #health 41 secs Summarize

On Tuesday, the Boston Public Health Commission said at least 35 COVID-19 cases in Boston residents were traced back to the cluster in Provincetown, adding that the overwhelming majority of the patients were fully vaccinated.

The city's health commission issued new guidance Tuesday to all Boston residents who have traveled to Provincetown so far during the month of July and until further notice.

The city's health commission is telling anyone who has visited Provincetown since July 1 to get tested for COVID-19 at least five days after returning, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms.

11 hours ago #health 1 min, 50 secs Summarize

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations kept ticking upward this week as Alaska health officials anticipated that the state’s latest virus surge will continue based on current trends.

On Friday, Alaska reported 447 infections, two virus-related deaths and a continued rise in hospitalizations over the last two days, with much of the state remaining at a high alert level.

Other states with similar mitigation strategies and vaccination rates — including Missouri, Arkansas and Florida — are reaching their fall and winter case loads, Dr.

22 hours ago #science 2 mins, 27 secs Summarize

Former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe named the JWST after Webb in 2002, when the telescope was in the early stages of development.

It was a unilateral decision that took many by surprise, because NASA’s telescopes are typically named after scientists.

Webb, who died in 1992, was a bureaucrat who held several administrative roles in the US government.

21 hours ago #science 33 secs Summarize

Lunar lovers, grab a cozy spot outside and set your sights to the southeast to gaze upon July's full moon, dubbed the "buck" moon, as it rises Friday after sunset.

July marks the time when male deer — bucks — grow out their antlers, granting this month's full moon the "buck" moniker, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

The Comanche people call this event "urui mua," or "hot moon," and the Kalapuya people refer to it as "ameku," meaning "mid summer moon," according to the Western Washington University Planetarium website.

21 hours ago #science 59 secs Summarize

Now, after years of observations of a pair of Jupiter-like exoplanets nearly 400 light-years from Earth, astronomers have found the next best thing: a disk of debris orbiting one of these worlds, a ring of rock and gas gradually coalescing under its own gravity.

In other words, astronomers have caught a circumplanetary foundry in the act of making moons.

This is the first time such a feature has been unambiguously detected.

20 hours ago #science 2 mins, 13 secs Summarize

To test the system, Fordyce and Herschlag chose a bacterial enzyme called PafA that is involved in modifying other proteins.

They created a ‘library’ of different mutant enzymes by designing DNA sequences in which each of PafA’s 526 amino acids was swapped for a different amino acid.

A robot put these DNA sequences into individual wells on the chip, then added reagents that allowed the proteins to be produced.

20 hours ago #science 35 secs Summarize

While total solar eclipses blot out the Sun completely, annular solar eclipses leave that solar halo around the Moon, creating an arguably cooler picture for viewers on Earth.

This happens because the Moon is more distant from Earth during an annular solar eclipse, making it too small in our field of view to fully cover the Sun.

If you missed this annular eclipse, not to worry.

19 hours ago #science 30 secs Summarize

The Advanced Camera for Surveys was installed on Servicing Mission 3B, but was considered a “failed instrument.” This was repaired during Servicing Mission 4.

“Two failed instruments, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), were revived by the first-ever on-orbit repairs,” NASA continues.

“With these efforts, Hubble was brought to the apex of its scientific capabilities.”.

19 hours ago #science 56 secs Summarize

They would not be harmful to humans, the researchers told CNN.

Ice captures the contents of the atmosphere through time, including viruses and microbes, according to the study.

"Ice provides a frozen archive," study co-author Lonnie Thompson, professor of earth sciences at Ohio State and senior research scientist at the university's Byrd Polar Research Center, told CNN on Thursday.

Relatively little is known about viruses in glaciers, but the field is growing in importance as ice around the world melts as a result of climate change.

"It's really capturing the public eye," said Thompson, who added that the Covid-19 pandemic has raised awareness of the importance of learning about microbial communities.

Co-author Matthew Sullivan, professor of microbiology at Ohio State and director of the university's Center of Microbiome Science, said the methods used in the study allow scientists to assess the evolutionary rates of viruses that are present in different layers of the ice cores.

This could also have benefits in the search for life on Mars, for example.

"Once you've developed that new technology it can help you answer questions in other really difficult environments," Sullivan said.

#Entertainment

WWE SmackDown results, recap, grades: Roman Reigns rejects John Cena's challenge before accepting Finn Balor's
9 hours ago
WWE SmackDown results, recap, grades: Roman Reigns rejects John Cena's challenge before accepting Finn Balor's
1 min, 47 secs

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After ranting about Cena, Reigns denied the offer for a match, saying "We won't see you in the SummerSlam main event." This brought Finn Balor to the ring, with Balor saying that, if Reigns isn't interested in Cena's challenge, maybe Reigns would be interested in his.

Reigns ended the show with a simple, "Challenge accepted.".

It wasn't entirely clear if Balor's challenge was for SummerSlam or just for some point before.

Travis Scott Triggers Crazy Scene in Miami Promoting Spiked Seltzer
10 hours ago
Travis Scott Triggers Crazy Scene in Miami Promoting Spiked Seltzer
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after all, CACTI is the official seltzer sponsor for Rolling Loud.

Duh.

Cactus Jack's becoming as well known for his marketing skills as his music.

Horrific footage from new Woodstock '99 documentary shows how the music festival erupted into chaos
12 hours ago
Horrific footage from new Woodstock '99 documentary shows how the music festival erupted into chaos
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HBO's new documentary Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage takes an in-depth look at the carnage from the three-day music festival with interviews and archival footage.

The music festival was an attempt to pay homage to the counterculture idealism that made the original Woodstock in 1969 a pivotal moment in musical history.

After a long weekend of violence, vandals lit fires on the last night of the show .

#Technology

New Update Lets You Block Spammers and Gross People on Google Drive
8 hours ago
New Update Lets You Block Spammers and Gross People on Google Drive
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The new blocking feature will allow users to block others from sharing any content with them in the future, which Google says can be helpful if another user “has a history of sending spam or abusive content.” It will also allow individuals to remove all the existing files and folders in their Drive shared by the offending user, thereby allowing them to get rid of the spam and abusive content all at once.

Lastly, as mentioned above, the feature will allow users to revoke another person’s access to their content.

To block someone, open up Drive and right click on a file, which opens up the options menu.

Intel Set To Take Gross Margin Hit Due To AMD Gaining Market Share – Analyst
1 day ago
Intel Set To Take Gross Margin Hit Due To AMD Gaining Market Share – Analyst
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Intel, who is also expected to share more details soon for its push into contract chipmaking, posted an earnings guidance of $17.8 billion for its second quarter, or the quarter which ended in June.

 In a report that cites analysts polled by FactSet, The Wall Street Journal believes that the company will meet this guidance and post a net income of $4.2 billion to mark a roughly $1 billion year-over-year drop.

In addition to reporting a potential drop in profit, The Journal also believes that Intel has experienced a drop in its data center sales during the second quarter.

Malware for Macs Is Getting Bigger, More Dangerous, and It's Dirt Cheap
2 days ago
Malware for Macs Is Getting Bigger, More Dangerous, and It's Dirt Cheap
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A perfect example comes from researchers with security firm Check Point, who recently spotted just such a product circulating the web: it’s a cheap, accessible program called “XLoader,” which can be used to hack into and steal information from both Windows and macOS devices.

In a report published Wednesday, Check Point shows how XLoader is being sold for as low as $49 on a popular dark web forum.

There, criminals can “license” it from a developer to carry out attacks.

#Science

Snake-Venom 'Super Glue' Can Stop Wounds Bleeding in Seconds With a Flash of Light
10 hours ago
Snake-Venom 'Super Glue' Can Stop Wounds Bleeding in Seconds With a Flash of Light
50 secs

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Systematic exploration of animal venoms "allows us to take advantage of the vast natural and over millions of years evolutionary-selected peptide libraries for therapeutic lead discovery," explained Muttenthaler, whose own work has investigated spider and scorpion venom use for chronic pain relief.

As work continues towards the hopeful transformation of these substances into helpful products, so many natural biomolecules still remain unexplored

Yet the rampant destruction we're causing the natural world means treatments are likely becoming extinct along with the species they lie within before we'll even have the chance of discovering them

NASA clears Boeing Starliner for July 30th test flight to ISS
14 hours ago
NASA clears Boeing Starliner for July 30th test flight to ISS
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Should NASA postpone the flight, it will again attempt to carry out the test on August 3rd at the earliest.

The purpose of the flight is for NASA to conduct an end-to-end test of Starliner’s capabilities.

Russia Averts Possible Disaster as New Space Station Module Finally Reaches Proper Orbit
1 day ago
Russia Averts Possible Disaster as New Space Station Module Finally Reaches Proper Orbit
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Russia’s new space station module, dubbed Nauka, is currently en route to the ISS, but the spacecraft initially failed to complete its first orbit-raising burn, leading to concerns that it might not complete the trip.

Thankfully, the Nauka team on Earth was able to perform a course correction, and the module is now in the proper orbit to continue its journey.

Nauka, it would appear, is taking its bad luck along with it into space.

#Health

As Americans navigate conflicting COVID-19 mask advice, 'everyone is confused'
17 hours ago
As Americans navigate conflicting COVID-19 mask advice, 'everyone is confused'
1 min, 2 secs

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But the CDC on Thursday said it is not changing its mask guidance for schools, including that masks are only required for those over age 2 who have not been vaccinated.

The CDC in May relaxed its guidance so that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most public spaces.

In Princeton, New Jersey, Ximena Skovron said she finds the dust-ups over masks and what the guidance actually is to be perplexing.

SW Bend resident says her cat brought home dead bat that tested positive for rabies
1 day ago
SW Bend resident says her cat brought home dead bat that tested positive for rabies
1 min, 13 secs

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Under Oregon law, dogs and cats or ferrets that do not have current vaccinations and are suspected of exposure to rabies must be euthanized or placed under strict quarantine for four months. ?

Quinn said her cats are currently quarantining at home since they handled the bat?

Bats play an important role in the ecosystem, especially in controlling insects, mostly at night.

IU President Whitten tests positive for COVID-19
1 day ago
IU President Whitten tests positive for COVID-19
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— Indiana University President Pamela Whitten said she has tested positive for COVID-19.

The chair of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, Mike Mirro, M.D., said in a statement Thursday, "The board is grateful for President Whitten’s transparent and forthright leadership

#Politics

Fire department ends search of collapsed Florida condo for remains
11 hours ago
Fire department ends search of collapsed Florida condo for remains
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County officials said in a statement that the confirmed death toll stands at 97 - 96 victims whose remains were recovered from the wreckage and one victim who died while hospitalized.

"We believe there is one victim still unaccounted for," the statement said.

It was not made clear whether the individual's remains had not been recovered or whether positive identification had yet to be made.

'Patience has worn thin': Frustration mounts over vaccine holdouts
11 hours ago
'Patience has worn thin': Frustration mounts over vaccine holdouts
2 mins, 27 secs

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Seven months after the first coronavirus shots were rolled out, vaccinated Americans — including government, business and health leaders — are growing frustrated that tens of millions of people are still refusing to get them, endangering themselves and their communities and fueling the virus’s spread.

Alabama Gov.

Kay Ivey (R) on Thursday lashed out amid a surge of cases in her state, telling a reporter it’s “time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks.” The National Football League this week imposed new rules that put pressure on unvaccinated players, warning their teams could face fines or be forced to forfeit games if those players were linked to outbreaks.

Inside Trump's intense search for a Cheney challenger
1 day ago
Inside Trump's intense search for a Cheney challenger
2 mins, 42 secs

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Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) speaks to reporters on May 12, 2021, after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan.

6 U.S.

Capitol attack.

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