• Business as Usual Is On Hold—Even at the EPA

    2020 has a new motto: “Canceled due to the coronavirus.” Businesses, schools, sports, travel, film, and TV production, conferences, meetings, and basically any and all business as usual has been suspended in the US as individuals and institutions try to slow the spread of Covid-19. We have, at least, had outdoor space to go to—staying at least six feet away from others as we do—when we need a break from the four walls of our homes. But those spaces, along with the air we breathe and the water we drink, may get a whole lot less pleasant going forward, as the Trump administration is adding environmental protection regulations to the temporary cancelation list.

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  • Why are there so many stock photos of people kissing while wearing face masks?

    So, you’re facing a global pandemic and deep in the midst of the Democratic presidential primaries. The concert you bought tickets for months ago got canceled, you’re worried about your parents, trying to ration your toilet paper supply, running short on almond milk, and, it seems, there is no hope.

    Or maybe you’re feeling frisky in this new, socially-distant world? Fret not, you are not alone! Stock photographers are in the same (alas, distant) boat with you. Virus or not, we are all human and we’re thirsty AF. We yearn for touch, a gentle stroke on the back, a soft caress, someone’s lips … protected by a medical mask?

    Jokes aside, with the U.S. now leading the world in coronavirus cases and an ever-increasing death toll, life has gotten very dark. So much so that New York City’s government issued it’s sexiest guide to dating, stating (in bold) that you

  • Rent the Runway lays off all retail employees due to coronavirus uncertainty

    Rent the Runway, a popular clothing rental brand, laid off its entire retail staff via Zoom yesterday. The company, which primarily operates online, has brick and mortar locations in California, New York, Chicago, and Washington DC. All stores are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the company is not sure when or if they will be able to reopen.

    During a Zoom meeting with retail staff, a company executive said the business has been forced to “dramatically reassess” its current operations in order to sustain the business. “All teams at RTR are being impacted in some way today,” she added. “With the current uncertainty and continued government restrictions that are aimed to protect public health during this unprecedented pandemic, we have no visibility into when or if we will be able to reopen our stores. As a result of this, all retail roles are being eliminated. This was

  • Science And Know-how Schooling And Future Human Needs

    It is arduous to imagine how a lot the world has modified in the final 30 years ago. Knowledge is an actual-time snapshot Information is delayed at the very least quarter-hour. International Business and Financial Information, Inventory Quotes, and Market Knowledge and Evaluation. Be taught by specialists within the discipline of Biotechnology who run energetic, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow. As know-how brings individuals closer collectively, never has it been more vital to communicate on a worldwide scale. Businesses need to attach with their clients – regardless of where they are. And with the ability to talk with audiences in their own language is essential, but the translation landscape is changing.

    As a modern biotechnologist, you will research areas such as recombinant DNA technology, genetic and protein engineering, cell fusion, and gene cloning and expression. Better Yield: Food biotechnology seems to extend crop yields by introducing food crops …

  • Heat Map Shows How People Are Still Traveling During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    With the coronavirus outbreak still spreading like wildfire, many governments and healthcare organizations around the world have called upon people to stay home as much as possible. This is because by isolating ourselves, it prevents the virus from spreading unnecessarily, thus buying researchers, doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers more time to find a cure, vaccine, and to prevent undue burden on the healthcare system.

    However, it seems that despite the calls to stay home, a recent heat map shows that over in the US, there is still a frightening number of people traveling and moving around during this virus outbreak. This map was generated by Tectonix based on cellphone location data collected by X-Mode.

    According to X-Mode, they claim that this data has been anonymized, meaning that the location of the cellphone is not linked to the user’s identity, and it is just to show where people are in general.

  • An ER Doctor Describes What It’s Like to Treat Covid-19

    The coronavirus has landed, hard, in American emergency rooms. Hospitals in some areas are overwhelmed with critically ill Covid-19 patients, as the patient surge that epidemiologists warned us about is beginning.

    Now it’s on doctors and nurses in emergency rooms across the US, who are also desperate for personal protective equipment like masks and gloves. “We think of the US as one of the most well-resourced places in the world when it comes to health care, but it just goes to show that when there’s sort of widespread panic, normal supplies can be depleted fairly quickly,” says Cedric Dark, an emergency room physician at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, which is preparing for a surge in patients.

    “The other thing that we’ve been doing in hospitals—not only in Houston but across the country—is trying to figure out ways we can use one ventilator machine for more than one