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Japan Is Racing to Test a Favipiravir, a Drug to Treat Covid-19

Based on a compound discovered in 1998, the antiviral Favipiravir is already being used in Japan and Turkey. Its maker? A subsidiary of Fujifilm.

Turn Off Your Screen Time Notifications

It's just one more thing to feel bad about at a time when nothing feels particularly good.

A Hacker Found a Way to Take Over Any Apple Webcam

The Safari vulnerabilities have been patched, but they would have given an alarming amount of access.

Siri Might Be Getting a Huge Improvement

Apple regularly acquires artificial intelligence startups to build up Siri’s capabilities, but its latest purchase might make Siri more conversational. According to Bloomberg, Apple...

Discovery of Living Microbes Deep Beneath the Seafloor Offers Hope for Life on Mars

Surprising quantities of bacteria have been found living in clay-rich rocks under the Pacific seafloor. The discovery raises the possibility of equally resilient microbes...

Who Is This Stockpile For?

Yesterday, Jared Kushner was summarily roasted by reporters, who pointed out that his flat-out statement that the federal stockpile is “our stockpile” not “states’...

Wisconsin Governor Finally Admits Coronavirus Pandemic Should Delay Election

Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has called at the absolute last minute for legislators to delay the state’s upcoming election and switch to...

‘The Last of Us Part II’ Is Being Delayed Indefinitely

The game's release is being postponed due to logistical concerns caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks

Staying home is still the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus. But the CDC now says that masks are effective as an...

FEMA Contractor Tracing Coronavirus Deaths Uses Web Scraping, Social Media Monitoring

On December 31, few Americans had ever heard the word “coronavirus.” It was unfathomable that in cities like Pittsburgh, the National Guard would soon...

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Who Is This Stockpile For?

Yesterday, Jared Kushner was summarily roasted by reporters, who pointed out that his flat-out statement that the federal stockpile is “our stockpile” not “states’...