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How sewage could hold the key to containing future Covid-19 outbreaks

Scientists say developing methods to test and track virus remnants in waste water and sewer sludge could help build an early warning system.

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Scientists say developing methods to test and track virus remnants in waste water and sewer sludge could help build an early warning system.

How sewage could hold the key to containing future Covid-19 outbreaks
Elon Musk’s SpaceX cancels Starlink launch attempt just 90 minutes before take-off

Weather had forced SpaceX to delay a previous attempt on Wednesday.

12 Jul 2020 - 7:57AM

Weather had forced SpaceX to delay a previous attempt on Wednesday.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX cancels Starlink launch attempt just 90 minutes before take-off
Tiktok, Instagram and YouTube tween stars form pop group in quarantine and, despite never having met, release a single, Rainbow

Best of friends already, even though they’ve only seen each other online, four young social media influencers formed girl group Run the World and released a single, Rainbow.

12 Jul 2020 - 11:27AM

Best of friends already, even though they’ve only seen each other online, four young social media influencers formed girl group Run the World and released a single, Rainbow.

Tiktok, Instagram and YouTube tween stars form pop group in quarantine and, despite never having met, release a single, Rainbow
Review | Acer C250i review: projector that can screen the vertical videos smartphone users just won’t stop shooting

The Acer C250i is unique, a small, light, portable projector that’s able to screen videos shot vertically – as so many are in the age of the smartphone – as well as horizontal clips.

11 Jul 2020 - 8:32PM

The Acer C250i is unique, a small, light, portable projector that’s able to screen videos shot vertically – as so many are in the age of the smartphone – as well as horizontal clips.

Acer C250i review: projector that can screen the vertical videos smartphone users just won’t stop shooting
Indian TikTok ban leaves its rural video stars without a voice, looking for income and a new platform

When India banned Chinese app TikTok over the border dispute with China, rural social media stars were left without a platform, and in some cases, without an income.

7 Jul 2020 - 5:33PM

When India banned Chinese app TikTok over the border dispute with China, rural social media stars were left without a platform, and in some cases, without an income.

Indian TikTok ban leaves its rural video stars without a voice, looking for income and a new platform
Kellyanne Conway’s teen daughter posts anti-Trump and pro-Black Lives Matter TikTok videos

Her mother is one of Trump’s biggest supporters, but 15-year-old Claudia Conway vocally opposes the president

7 Jul 2020 - 4:23PM

Her mother is one of Trump’s biggest supporters, but 15-year-old Claudia Conway vocally opposes the president

Kellyanne Conway’s teen daughter posts anti-Trump and pro-Black Lives Matter TikTok videos
Kylie Jenner beware? How lipstick is suffering amid face masks, but shouldn’t be counted out just yet

Is there any point putting on lipstick when we are wearing face masks and coverings for so much of our day? Industry insiders weigh in, explaining why the love of a Kylie Jenner-like pout won’t be going away any time soon.

7 Jul 2020 - 3:15PM

Is there any point putting on lipstick when we are wearing face masks and coverings for so much of our day? Industry insiders weigh in, explaining why the love of a Kylie Jenner-like pout won’t be going away any time soon.

Kylie Jenner beware? How lipstick is suffering amid face masks, but shouldn’t be counted out just yet
Fox News says it ‘mistakenly’ edited Donald Trump out of photo with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell

US president was cropped out of image with disgraced financier and his long-time associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who has since been arrested by the FBI.

7 Jul 2020 - 7:10AM

US president was cropped out of image with disgraced financier and his long-time associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who has since been arrested by the FBI.

Fox News says it ‘mistakenly’ edited Donald Trump out of photo with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
In tell-all book, Trump’s niece says he practices ‘cheating as a way of life’

Memoir by psychologist Mary Trump describes ‘toxic’ family relationships she witnessed in home of president’s parents.

7 Jul 2020 - 9:09PM

Memoir by psychologist Mary Trump describes ‘toxic’ family relationships she witnessed in home of president’s parents.

In tell-all book, Trump’s niece says he practices ‘cheating as a way of life’
Does wearing your face mask during the coronavirus pandemic make you want to touch your face? You’re not alone

As we try to flatten the curve of Covid-19, masks are one of the easiest and most effective ways of stopping the spread

6 Jul 2020 - 3:49PM

As we try to flatten the curve of Covid-19, masks are one of the easiest and most effective ways of stopping the spread

Does wearing your face mask during the coronavirus pandemic make you want to touch your face? You’re not alone
India’s coronavirus epidemic overtakes Russia as Indonesia, Philippines reports continued surge

India now has the third-highest number of cases behind the US and Brazil. Indonesia reported the highest single-day number of deaths on Sunday, while the Philippines announced a record number of new cases

8 Jul 2020 - 10:18AM

India now has the third-highest number of cases behind the US and Brazil. Indonesia reported the highest single-day number of deaths on Sunday, while the Philippines announced a record number of new cases

India’s coronavirus epidemic overtakes Russia as Indonesia, Philippines reports continued surge
California’s epidemic of hate: 832 anti-Asian incidents in three months as coronavirus blaming soars

Assaults and verbal tirades ‘becoming the norm’ since the coronavirus pandemic started.

6 Jul 2020 - 2:41PM

Assaults and verbal tirades ‘becoming the norm’ since the coronavirus pandemic started.

California’s epidemic of hate: 832 anti-Asian incidents in three months as coronavirus blaming soars
‘Understand me Chinaman?’ US woman in foul-mouthed, anti-Asian tirades faces battery charge in separate case

The woman whose racist, anti-Asian tirades last month shocked the public and the city of Torrance in California has a warrant out for her arrest in connection to a separate confrontation.

5 Jul 2020 - 8:10PM

The woman whose racist, anti-Asian tirades last month shocked the public and the city of Torrance in California has a warrant out for her arrest in connection to a separate confrontation.

‘Understand me Chinaman?’ US woman in foul-mouthed, anti-Asian tirades faces battery charge in separate case
Coronavirus: more than 200 scientists accuse WHO of ignoring aerosol transmission risk

Six months into a pandemic that has killed more than half a million people, more than 200 scientists from around the world are challenging the official view of how the coronavirus spreads.

5 Jul 2020 - 8:09PM

Six months into a pandemic that has killed more than half a million people, more than 200 scientists from around the world are challenging the official view of how the coronavirus spreads.

Coronavirus: more than 200 scientists accuse WHO of ignoring aerosol transmission risk
Facebook alternatives: pros and cons of MeWe, Cake, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram

If you’ve had enough of the way Facebook handles hate speech, alternative social media platforms to consider include MeWe – the ‘anti-Facebook’ – Cake, and LinkedIn.

4 Jul 2020 - 7:43PM

If you’ve had enough of the way Facebook handles hate speech, alternative social media platforms to consider include MeWe – the ‘anti-Facebook’ – Cake, and LinkedIn.

Facebook alternatives: pros and cons of MeWe, Cake, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram
Scientists discover Covid-19 creates ‘zombie’ cells in human body

When the coronavirus infects a cell, the cell sprouts tentacles studded with the virus that shoot at other cells

3 Jul 2020 - 2:44PM

When the coronavirus infects a cell, the cell sprouts tentacles studded with the virus that shoot at other cells

Scientists discover Covid-19 creates ‘zombie’ cells in human body
Song of the summer contenders: Drake, Beyonce and The Weeknd vie for the anthem in this season of discontent, disease and unease

This year’s song of the summer will be a challenge to pick, with the Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter. Toosie Slide by Drake, Beyoncé’s Black Parade and Weeknd’s Blinding Lights are among the contenders.

1 Jul 2020 - 10:15PM

This year’s song of the summer will be a challenge to pick, with the Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter. Toosie Slide by Drake, Beyoncé’s Black Parade and Weeknd’s Blinding Lights are among the contenders.

Song of the summer contenders: Drake, Beyonce and The Weeknd vie for the anthem in this season of discontent, disease and unease
Woman, 72, repeatedly gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park after trying to snap photo

Victim, 72, had come within three metres of animal several times before it attacked.

1 Jul 2020 - 5:33AM

Victim, 72, had come within three metres of animal several times before it attacked.

Woman, 72, repeatedly gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park after trying to snap photo
‘It’s more than just a black, Asian thing. This is a human rights problem’: K-pop’s Jay Park on his Black Lives Matter advocacy

‘I felt like it was my duty to spread awareness over here,’ says K-pop’s Jay Park, who grew up in the United States before moving to Seoul, and was influenced by black culture.

30 Jun 2020 - 6:34PM

‘I felt like it was my duty to spread awareness over here,’ says K-pop’s Jay Park, who grew up in the United States before moving to Seoul, and was influenced by black culture.

‘It’s more than just a black, Asian thing. This is a human rights problem’: K-pop’s Jay Park on his Black Lives Matter advocacy
No winner on US election night? Why outcome of Trump-Biden battle could be in doubt for weeks

It might take days or weeks to count mail-in ballots this year – which could lead to an election fight like the US has never seen, experts say.

29 Jun 2020 - 7:58PM

It might take days or weeks to count mail-in ballots this year – which could lead to an election fight like the US has never seen, experts say.

No winner on US election night? Why outcome of Trump-Biden battle could be in doubt for weeks
Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump for using their music

Trump campaign played ‘You Can't Always Get What You Want’ at US president’s latest partly attended extravaganza in Tulsa last weekend.

28 Jun 2020 - 3:52PM

Trump campaign played ‘You Can't Always Get What You Want’ at US president’s latest partly attended extravaganza in Tulsa last weekend.

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump for using their music
Resurgence of coronavirus cases threatens to swamp hospitals in Texas, Florida and other states

Extra staff are being brought in to deal with a rising number of sick patients

27 Jun 2020 - 6:19AM

Extra staff are being brought in to deal with a rising number of sick patients

Resurgence of coronavirus cases threatens to swamp hospitals in Texas, Florida and other states
Review | TCL 10 Pro review: long battery life and stunning screen, but phone’s fingerprint sensor is hit or miss

TV manufacturer TCL’s 10 Pro is an Android smartphone with a great screen that works perfectly for watching Netflix and looks like a high-end model. While it’s nice enough, it’s just one more mid-priced phone in an already crowded field.

26 Jun 2020 - 2:30PM

TV manufacturer TCL’s 10 Pro is an Android smartphone with a great screen that works perfectly for watching Netflix and looks like a high-end model. While it’s nice enough, it’s just one more mid-priced phone in an already crowded field.

TCL 10 Pro review: long battery life and stunning screen, but phone’s fingerprint sensor is hit or miss
Trudeau defies pressure to free Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou in return for Canadians held by China

Canadian PM said halting extradition trial of Chinese telecoms executive would expose more overseas Canadians to arrest for political purposes.

26 Jun 2020 - 7:29PM

Canadian PM said halting extradition trial of Chinese telecoms executive would expose more overseas Canadians to arrest for political purposes.

Trudeau defies pressure to free Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou in return for Canadians held by China
Mel Gibson denies asking Winona Ryder if she was an ‘oven dodger’

Mel Gibson, who spouted an anti-Semitic rant during a drunken arrest in 2006, made the comment to Winona Ryder at a party, according to the Jewish actress.

24 Jun 2020 - 2:46PM

Mel Gibson, who spouted an anti-Semitic rant during a drunken arrest in 2006, made the comment to Winona Ryder at a party, according to the Jewish actress.

Mel Gibson denies asking Winona Ryder if she was an ‘oven dodger’
Package of Thai durians prompts evacuation of German post office, sending six workers to hospital

About 60 people cleared from site after staff suspected parcel was releasing harmful gas.

24 Jun 2020 - 9:45PM

About 60 people cleared from site after staff suspected parcel was releasing harmful gas.

Package of Thai durians prompts evacuation of German post office, sending six workers to hospital
US Professor suspended for alleged discrimination after telling Asian-American student to adopt an English name

School released statement that said, ‘We do not tolerate racism, discrimination or oppression of any kind’.

23 Jun 2020 - 4:36PM

School released statement that said, ‘We do not tolerate racism, discrimination or oppression of any kind’.

US Professor suspended for alleged discrimination after telling Asian-American student to adopt an English name
US professor put on leave after telling Asian-American student to ‘Anglicise’ her name

Matthew Hubbard said Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen’s name sounded like a profanity in English and refused to use it.

23 Jun 2020 - 8:57AM

Matthew Hubbard said Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen’s name sounded like a profanity in English and refused to use it.

US professor put on leave after telling Asian-American student to ‘Anglicise’ her name
‘Clubhouse Games 51’ review: Switch collection uses Joy-Cons in creative ways

Play Uno, Connect 4, chess and more in Nintendo’s take on classic games.

19 Jun 2020 - 5:56PM

Play Uno, Connect 4, chess and more in Nintendo’s take on classic games.

‘Clubhouse Games 51’ review: Switch collection uses Joy-Cons in creative ways
Jason Mraz on positivity, his new reggae album, and being bullied as a teen for having female friends

Jason Mraz is relentlessly positive, but that’s only because he is a pessimist, he says. The singer talks about having a rough time growing up, something a track on his new album alludes to.

19 Jun 2020 - 5:30PM

Jason Mraz is relentlessly positive, but that’s only because he is a pessimist, he says. The singer talks about having a rough time growing up, something a track on his new album alludes to.

Jason Mraz on positivity, his new reggae album, and being bullied as a teen for having female friends