Day: February 5, 2020

Frank Plummer, former head of the National Microbiology Lab, dead at 67Conspiracy or Not

Frank Plummer, former head of the National Microbiology Lab, dead at 67

Dr. Frank Plummer, the former scientific director of Canada’s National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, is being mourned as a “maverick.”
Coronavirus hits Nintendo Switch supplies to JapanMore News

Coronavirus hits Nintendo Switch supplies to Japan

The coronavirus has hit supplies of Nintendo’s Switch console to its home market in Japan. The games giant’s chief executive,
U.S. expands use of coronavirus diagnostic testFood & Health News

U.S. expands use of coronavirus diagnostic test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday granted emergency use approval for state public health laboratories to start testing
Armed guards at N.J. churches backed by lawmakers from both political partiesInteresting News

Armed guards at N.J. churches backed by lawmakers from both political parties

Violence against Jews in New Jersey and shootings at houses of worship across the country has spurred state lawmakers from
Artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alertMore News

Artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert

An artist in Berlin has tricked Google Maps into creating traffic jam alerts by pulling 99 phones — with their
H5N8: Saudi Arabia reports outbreak of HIGHLY pathogenic bird flu virusFood & Health News

H5N8: Saudi Arabia reports outbreak of HIGHLY pathogenic bird flu virus

An outbreak of a particularly contagious bird flu virus has been reported in Saudi Arabia, the World Organization for Animal
China wildlife trade ban ‘should be permanent’Random News

China wildlife trade ban ‘should be permanent’

Campaigners have urged China to apply a permanent ban on the wildlife trade following the coronavirus outbreak. Markets selling live
‘State actors’ may have accessed Twitter contactsRandom News

‘State actors’ may have accessed Twitter contacts

Twitter has warned that hackers acting on behalf of governments may have accessed the phone numbers of some users. A
Flashback: Bloomberg Says He Wants To Ban Guns Holding More Than 3 RoundsMore News

Flashback: Bloomberg Says He Wants To Ban Guns Holding More Than 3 Rounds

During a Nightline interview back in 2012; Michael Bloomberg suggested guns holding more that three rounds was a threshold for
Eating low-protein may prolong your life, say researchersFood & Health News

Eating low-protein may prolong your life, say researchers

Fasting. Time-restricted eating. Eating for five days, then fasting for two. Lately it appears everyone is interested in some sort
Author Stephen King quits FacebookRandom News

Author Stephen King quits Facebook

Novelist Stephen King has quit Facebook, saying he was uncomfortable with the “flood of false information allowed in its political
Lesotho First Lady Maesaiah Thabane faces charge of murdering rivalRandom News

Lesotho First Lady Maesaiah Thabane faces charge of murdering rival

The wife of the prime minister of Lesotho is to be charged with murdering his previous wife. First Lady Maesaiah