Art

How This Brooklyn Man Managed to Get a Virtual Roof Date While Social Distancing

How This Brooklyn Man Managed to Get a Virtual Roof Date While Social Distancing

How This Brooklyn Man Managed to Get a Virtual Roof Date While Social Distancing | PEOPLE.com. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. - CloseDown TrianglePreviousClosePreviousNextNextNextPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousDown TrianglePrevious. -. -. -. -. -. - ellipsisMailiphoneCloseNextCloseCloseClose. Printed from. VIEW IMAGE. How This Brooklyn Man Managed to Get a Virtual Roof Date While Social Distancing. this link ... Full story

Education

Coronavirus: Slovakia to test Roma community  News

Coronavirus: Slovakia to test Roma community News

Image caption Roma communities in Slovakia face high levels of deprivation. Slovakia is to begin testing members of the Roma community for coronavirus on Friday. The government announced the measures on Monday, saying that around 1,500 Roma had returned to the sites from abroad. The testing will be carried out by military doctors until 9 April. Authorities have said that the communities could be subject to quarantine should the tests show that ... Full story

Economics

As millions work from home, some online buyers see shortages, price jumps in at-home tech

As millions work from home, some online buyers see shortages, price jumps in at-home tech

With millions of Americans urged to work from home to further prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus , many are dependent on at-home tech devices more so now than ever. That's getting harder, and more expensive, with a sudden in crush in demand for screens, batteries, USB headsets, webcams or laptop docks online. Many items like these are either out of stock or prices have gone up, according to Will Evert, an IT professional in New York ... Full story

Entertainment

Every security issue uncovered in the video chat app - CNET

Every security issue uncovered in the video chat app - CNET

With the novel coronavirus causing a surge in work-from-home activity , Zoom has quickly become the video meeting app of choice: Daily meeting participants on the platform surged from 10 million in December to 200 million in March . And with that popularity comes its privacy risks extending to a greater number of people. From built-in attention-tracking features to recent upticks in " Zoombombing " (where uninvited attendees break into and ... Full story

Health

New York reports largest single-day increase in deaths yet

New York reports largest single-day increase in deaths yet

NEW YORK REPORTS LARGEST SINGLE-DAY INCREASE IN DEATHS YET. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 5,489 New Yorkers have lost their lives to the coronavirus, up from 4,758 a day earlier. He said that is the largest single-day increase in deaths due to COVID-19 since the pandemic started. He said officials are projecting that the state is reaching a plateau in hospitalizations, but added, "It still depends on what we do, and what we ... Full story

Law

R. Kelly’s Bid for Coronavirus Release Is Denied

R. Kelly’s Bid for Coronavirus Release Is Denied

A Brooklyn judge on Tuesday denied ’s request for release due to the coronavirus pandemic, finding that he is not among the inmates most endangered by the disease. Kelly is being held at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is awaiting trial on racketeering, sexual misconduct and other charges in three jurisdictions. On March 26, his attorneys asked that he be released, citing his age, 53, and a recent surgery as risk factors ... Full story

Living

How Peter Weber Ended Up 'in Quarantine' with Kelley Flanagan

How Peter Weber Ended Up 'in Quarantine' with Kelley Flanagan

How Peter Weber Ended Up 'in Quarantine' with Kelley Flanagan | PEOPLE.com. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. - CloseDown TrianglePreviousClosePreviousNextNextNextPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousDown TrianglePrevious. -. -. -. -. -. - ellipsisMailiphoneImage zoomCloseNextCloseCloseClose. Printed from. VIEW IMAGE. Bachelor Peter Weber on Being 'in Quarantine' with Kelley Flanagan: We Have 'Good Chemistry'. this ... Full story

Politics

China opposes all forms of discrimination, prejudice: spokesperson - Xinhua

China opposes all forms of discrimination, prejudice: spokesperson - Xinhua

(Xinhua/Peng Ziyang). "We do not increase or reduce certain regulations on someone just because they are foreign citizens," a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday that China opposes all forms of discrimination and prejudice. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks in a press briefing when responding to media reports that since China tightened immigration ... Full story

Sport

Pandemics and the Shape of Human History

Pandemics and the Shape of Human History

What’s often referred to as the first pandemic began in the city of Pelusium, near modern-day Port Said, in northeastern Egypt, in the year 541. According to the historian Procopius, who was alive at the time, the “pestilence” spread both west, toward Alexandria, and east, toward Palestine. Then it kept on going. In his view, it seemed to move almost consciously, “as if fearing lest some corner of the earth might escape it.”. The earliest ... Full story

Technology

Evidence of 90-million-year-old rainforest uncovered beneath Antarctic ice

Evidence of 90-million-year-old rainforest uncovered beneath Antarctic ice

Antarctica is now a harsh land of ice and snow, but has not always been that way. Earth’s southernmost continent long ago was home to temperate, swampy rainforests teeming with life, scientists said on Wednesday based on pristinely preserved forest soil they retrieved by drilling under the seafloor off Antarctica’s coast. The sediment core obtained by scientists working aboard the research icebreaker RV Polarstern in the Amundsen Sea near the ... Full story