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The bat-virus détente

Ars Technica - July 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

Enlarge / Researchers examine a bat as part of their search for dangerous animal pathogens in the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative Lab in Yaounde, Cameroon. (credit: Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

For several weeks in March, Arinjay Banerjee would eat breakfast at 6am and then drive the empty roads of Toronto to a restricted-access lab. Then he’d ready himself for work, donning three layers of gloves, a helmeted mask kitted with an air-purifying respirator, and a surgical-style gown.

The interlocked doors and special filtered ventilation system of the lab, fitted with alarms should air circulation malfunction, are designed to stop outward air flow. After eight hours at the bench, Banerjee would put aside his scrubs and boot covers for sterilization, change out of his work sneakers and return to a basement apartment in the home of a colleague.

The stringent conditions in that Toronto lab—only one level below the most secure in the biosafety hierarchy—were crucial. Banerjee, a virologist, was on a team working to isolate the SARS-CoV-2 virus from one of the first patients in Canada. As the pandemic unfolded, he almost felt safer suited up in the containment lab than he did when out in the world.

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Reckful: Twitch and gamers pay tribute after star's death

BBC Technology News - July 3, 2020 - 12:31pm
Streaming platform Twitch said it was "devastated" at the loss of a "streaming pioneer".

Rocket Report: SpaceX faces South Texas review, the Angara A5 costs too much

Ars Technica - July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

Enlarge / SpaceX has launched the Falcon 9 rocket 88 times, including 11 times in 2020. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann)

Welcome to Edition 3.06 of the Rocket Report! On Saturday, Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July with preposterously small solid rockets. Readers of this report, however, will know that every day of the year is worth celebrating with rockets. And there's plenty of news to go around this week, so let's get to it.

As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

Weather forces a very long delay in Vega launch. The European rocket firm Arianespace has been trying to launch a Vega rocket carrying dozens of small satellites for the better part of a year. Most recently, unfavorable upper-level winds scuttled three different launch attempts in late June. On Wednesday, Arianespace seemed to throw up its hands in frustration and postpone the flight until August 17, "when the forecast is expected to be more favorable based on modeling of the winds."

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BBC Sport website at 20: How the site has changed over the past two decades

BBC Technology News - July 3, 2020 - 7:05am
To mark the BBC Sport website's 20th anniversary, we look back at how the changing needs of sports fans helped shape its history.

Humanoid robot set for film role and other tech news

BBC Technology News - July 3, 2020 - 6:57am
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology stories.

Malwarebytes

ZDnet Blogs - July 3, 2020 - 6:04am
Malwarebytes 4 is smarter, faster, and lighter than ever before. Our new Malwarebytes Katana detection engine finds more threats, in...
Categories: Opinion

One Out of Every 142 Passwords is '123456'

Slashdot - July 3, 2020 - 3:45am
Categories: Geek, Opinion

George Floyd: Twitter drops 'master', 'slave' and 'blacklist'

BBC Technology News - July 3, 2020 - 3:30am
The social media platform along with JPMorgan are the latest firms to address their internal language.

EVO 2020 game tourney canceled, co-founder fired [Updated]

Ars Technica - July 3, 2020 - 1:55am

Enlarge (credit: EVO)

EVO—the long-running video game tournament dedicated to fighting-game series like Street Fighter and Tekken—was rocked by departures on Thursday in the wake of startling allegations lodged against its co-founder.

Shortly afterward, the man in question, Joey Cuellar, apparently acknowledged these accusations of sexual assault against a minor in a brief, frank post on social media. This was swiftly followed by EVO firing Cuellar from the organization and canceling EVO 2020's online tournaments outright.

After accusations came departures

Capcom announced its decision to withdraw all participation from EVO 2020 on Thursday evening, minutes after NetherRealm Studios, the developers of the Mortal Kombat and Injustice series, did the same. That means tentpole games Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat 11 will no longer be played; the latter game figured largely into EVO's transition to an online-only event, owing to its reputation for superior netcode. Mane6, the developers behind new EVO participant Them's Fightin' Herds, followed suit shortly after.

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Comic for July 02, 2020

Dilbert - July 3, 2020 - 12:59am
Categories: Geek

TikTok's Boogaloo extremism problem

BBC Technology News - July 3, 2020 - 12:39am
Extremists have found a home on Tiktok, and the platform is working out what to do about it.

Coronavirus: A lockdown journey from couch to kettlebells

BBC Technology News - July 3, 2020 - 12:35am
Sometimes life throws you curveballs - and at the moment they're shaped like kettlebell weights.

Is Facebook losing the boycott battle?

BBC Technology News - July 3, 2020 - 12:26am
An advertising boycott wants Facebook to do more about hate speech and misinformation.

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