Biden delayed Omicron travel ban for days on advice of Fauci

New travel restrictions will come into force at 12.01 am on 29 November

U.K. confirms two cases of Omicron coronavirus variant.

The country’s health secretary said the infected individuals were self-isolating as contact-tracing is done.

Pfizer said an updated version of its COVID-19 vaccine will be 'ready in 100 days' if the new Omicron variant is resistant to its current vaccine

Pfizer expects to know within two weeks whether the variant is resistant to its current vaccine, a company spokesperson told Reuters.

At least 2 people in the U.K. have the omicron variant, health secretary says

The cases involve travel to southern Africa, where the latest COVID variant of concern was first identified, the British health secretary said. No cases have been identified in the U.S. so far.

Two Omicron COVID-19 cases found in UK

The first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been identified in the United Kingdom, the country's health officials announced Saturday.

2 killed as Storm Arwen batters Britain with high winds, rain, snow

Two people died in northern Britain and tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Scotland remained without power Saturday after Storm Arwen battered the country with high winds.

Channel Migrant Deaths: Smugglers Net Millions Per Kilometer

Migrant-smuggling networks organizing English Channel crossings have reaped tens of millions of euros this year, which is the busiest and deadliest ever recorded.

Two cases of new variant of Covi-19 detected in UK

Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary says

No cases of COVID-19 omicron variant identified yet in US, CDC says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday night that no cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant have been identified in the U.S. to date.

Hungary to tighten controls on air travel from seven African countries

Hungary will impose restrictions on travellers from Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, the government said on Saturday after a new coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa.

The World’s Richest Nations Are Making a Huge Covid Mistake

High vaccination rates in developed countries have lulled them into complacency, even as another variant emerges and billions still haven’t received a shot.

S.Africa says it is being punished for early COVID variant detection

South Africa said on Saturday it was being punished for its advanced ability to detect new COVID-19 variants early, as travel bans and restrictions imposed because of the new Omicron variant threaten to harm tourism and other sectors of the economy.

What to know about the newly discovered COVID-19 variant, according to a Johns Hopkins researcher

The recent announcement by South African scientists of a new COVID-19 variant has sparked fears across the globe, leading to a market sell-off and heightened anxiety about a pandemic entering its second winter.

Storm Arwen leaves two dead in UK, triggers power cuts By Reuters

Storm Arwen leaves two dead in UK, triggers power cuts

Explainer: How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?

The new Omicron coronavirus variant - identified first in South Africa, but also detected in Europe and Asia - is raising concern worldwide given the number of mutations, which might help it spread or even evade antibodies from prior infection or vaccination.

A man on a lockdown stroll across English farmland discovered an 'extraordinary' Roman villa with epic Trojan War mosaic

A Roman villa containing a rare mosaic depicting scenes from Homer's Iliad poem about the Trojan War, unearthed beneath afield in Rutland, England.

At least 2 people dead during first winter storm in UK

At least two people have died in the U.K. after the year’s first winter storm battered parts of the country with gusts of nearly 100 mph (160 kph)

High alert: World scurries to contain new COVID variant

With each passing hour, new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa as the world scurried Saturday to contain a new variant of the coronavirus that has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines.

Kurdish Woman Is First Channel Victim to Be Named - BBC

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Covid Live Updates: South Africa Laments Variant Travel Bans as Dutch Airport Tests for Cases

Some in South Africa said they felt their nation was being punished for alerting the world to a potentially threatening coronavirus variant. Australia, Thailand and Sri Lanka joined a lengthening list of countries imposing travel restrictions on the region.

Moderna says it will develop booster shot for new COVID variant

The US pharmaceutical company Moderna said Friday it will develop a booster shot against the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

At least 2 dead as Storm Arwen thrashes the UK

At least two people are reported to have died as Britain was battered by severe weather with winds reaching speeds of over 90 mph (144 km/h) in some areas.

Concerns over COVID variant trigger more travel curbs on southern Africa

Australia and several other countries joined nations imposing restrictions on travel from southern Africa on Saturday after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant called Omicron sparked global concern and triggered a market sell-off.

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

Solomon Islands police have found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week’s violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation’s increasing links with China

Covid: Dozens test positive on SA-Netherlands flights

The results are being examined for cases of the new Omicron variant emerging in southern Africa.

61 arrivals from South Africa test positive for COVID-19

A total of 61 people who arrived in the Netherlands on two flights from South Africa on Friday tested positive for the coronavirus and were in isolation on Saturday as the world anxiously sought to contain a highly transmissible new coronavirus variant. Further tests are…

Omnicron variant triggers scramble to impose travel restrictions

New Omicron variant of COVID-19 prompts countries to ban travellers from several southern African nations.

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests | AP News

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week's violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation's increasing links with China.

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

Solomon Islands police have found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week’s violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation’s increasing links with China

Solomon Islands Police Find 3 Bodies After Violent Protests

Solomon Islands police have found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week’s violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation’s increasing links with China.

Covid: World races to contain new Omicron variant

Nations ban travellers from southern Africa, a day after health officials named the new Covid-19 strain.

Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna expect data on shot's protection against new COVID-19 variant soon

BioNTech SE said on Friday it expects more data on a worrying new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa within two weeks to help determine whether its vaccine produced with partner Pfizer Inc would have to be reworked.

Omicron covid variant feared at Amsterdam airport as the Netherlands enters night-time lockdown

The Netherlands is bracing for dozens of cases off two flights from South Africa and researchers are racing to determine if passengers are infected with the omicron variant.

No cases of Omicron COVID variant reported in US so far, CDC says

No cases of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant have been confirmed in the US to date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

New COVID variant threat causes worldwide scramble

A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the predominant delta variant, which is still a scourge driving higher cases of sickness and death in Europe and parts of…

Experts concerned new COVID variant ‘omicron’ could be more contagious, more vaccine resistant

Experts are concerned that a new variant of COVID-19, “omicron,” could possibly be even more contagious than the delta variant and more resistant to vaccinations.

PNG police join Australian effort to calm Solomon Islands unrest

Police from Papua New Guinea joined an Australian-led effort to help restore calm in the Solomon Islands on Friday, where the capital Honiara was placed under curfew following three days of violent protests in the South Pacific island nation.

CDC says no cases of Omicron identified in U.S. so far

No cases of new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa have been identified in the United States to date, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

3 Bodies Found Amid Violence in Solomon Islands

The police were trying to determine if the charred remains found in the capital’s Chinatown district were linked to the protests, in which demonstrators set fire to buildings.

Three bodies found after days of unrest in Solomon Islands

Australian police are now helping patrol Honiara, the capital, which was relatively calm on Saturday morning.

Chair South African Medical Association says Omicron cases are mild so far, but it's too soon to the determine risk of severe disease

"We really just need to hold tight to see how this plays out and what our next move is," an epidemiologist at UTHealth School of Public Health said.

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.

Public health experts: Too early to tell Omicron's impact on KC metro

With the World Health Organization naming the latest COVID-19 variant on Friday, local doctors and public health officials say it’s too early to say how this particular strain will impact the metro.

South African Scientists Brace for Wave Propelled by Omicron

As the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, worried scientists in South Africa — where omicron was first identified — are scrambling to combat its lightning spread across the country.

WTO postpones key ministers meeting over omicron variant

The World Trade Organization (WTO) indefinitely postponed a meeting of its members' ministers on Friday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron.

Migrant crisis: The windswept beaches of opportunity and fear

The journeys migrants make across the Channel are book-ended with beaches that tell the story of the crisis.

India tells public to shun Musk-backed Starlink until it gets licence

The Indian government advised people against subscribing to

Paytm Founder: Crypto Is Here to Stay and Will Become Mainstream in 5 Years – Regulation Bitcoin News

The founder of Paytm, a major digital payment company in India, is "very positive about crypto." Noting that cryptocurrency is here to stay, he expects it to become a mainstream technology in a few years.

Crypto enthusiasts want to buy an NBA team, after failing to purchase US Constitution

A group calling itself Krause House DAO, named after the late Chicago Bulls general manager, Jerry Krause, has raised $4 million with the long-shot goal of trying to buy an NBA sports franchise.

Don’t Buy Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Plans In India, Warns Govt

The government pointed out that 'Starlink Internet Services' is not licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India being advertised to the public.

Old Spice and Secret recall sprays after cancer-causing chemical

Procter & Gamble Co. is recalling some of its Old Spice and Secret aerosol antiperspirant sprays after benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, was found in some products.

One Potential COVID Treatment Not as Potent as Hoped

Merck's pill, awaiting FDA review, is less effective than preliminary tests suggested

Retail sales surged this Black Friday, though the day's impact is diluted

The day after Thanksgiving drew hefty crowds of shoppers in real life, though it has lost stature as shopping has shifted online and discounts are extended for several days.

Elon Musk's Starlink barred in India from accepting orders for its broadband services

Musk's SpaceX has been accepting pre-orders for the beta version of the service for a fully refundable deposit of $99 (around ₹7,400).

DoT asks Starlink to stop bookings, says ‘not a licencee’

In a press release late on Friday, the DoT said that Starlink Internet Services, a division of SpaceX, was not “licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India being advertised to the public”.

Omicron COVID-19 variant: Moderna announces strategy for addressing new variant

Moderna has announced its strategy for addressing the new Omicron variant of COVID-19

Top 10 Black Friday deals still available

Many of the best Black Friday deals of the year are still up for the taking, including highlights from Apple, Google, and more.

Strategist-Approved Things That Are on Sale for Black Friday

The tried-and-true things we’ve already written about that just happen to be on sale for Black Friday.

Wall St Week Ahead COVID-19 fears reappear as a threat to market

COVID-19 has resurfaced as a worry for investors and a potential driver of big market moves after a new variant triggered alarm, long after the threat had receded in Wall Street's eyes.

We visited 2 Walmart stores more than 2,000 miles away on Black Friday and found sparse crowds on both coasts

Both stores were calmer and emptier than a typical Black Friday morning, with no major crowds or rushes for deals.

At Newport mall in Jersey City, stores see signs of a return to normal on Black Friday

The National Retail Federation is expecting an estimated 158.3 million people to be shopping during this Thanksgiving weekend.

Oil’s Black Friday: Algos and Options Turn a Tumble Into a Crash

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Walmart Black Friday deals you can shop right now, PlayStation 5 included

Shop the PS5, Chromebook and more right now during Walmart's Deals for Days event.

FedEx packages dumped in Alabama ravine left ‘river of boxes’: Company promises ‘appropriate action’

It wasn’t clear why the packages were in the ravine, the sheriff said, but he hoped to have some answers soon.

Old Spice and Secret deodorants recall - cancer-causing chemical detected

SOME Old Spice and Secret deodorants have been recalled after a cancer-causing chemical was detected. Procter & Gamble issued a recall earlier this week for more than a dozen of their deodorant…

Post haste: Alabama police investigate mystery of ravine full of FedEx packages

‘River of boxes’ numbering up to 400 found dumped, prompting rush to rescue and deliver the mail – and to find culprit

Black Friday lines almost nonexistent at Bay Area stores

Black Friday crowds were different as officials remained on high alert after alarming retail theft throughout the Bay Area.

Covid: Shares hit as new variant rattles investors

Airlines and oil firms slide as FTSE 100 index of leading shares suffers biggest drop in more than a year.

Recall Issued For Antiperspirant Products Due To Cancer-Causing Chemical

Antiperspirant products are being recalled because of a cancer-causing chemical.Old Spice says it is voluntarily recalling the aerosol spray products that were sold in stores nationwide and online due to the presence of the …

Pfizer-BioNTech investigating new Covid variant, while J&J say they are testing their vaccine against it

Pfizer and BioNTech said they expect more data from lab tests in two weeks at the latest.

Oil Shares Drop as New Virus Strain Stokes Fears of Recovery Hobbling By Investing.com

Oil Shares Drop as New Virus Strain Stokes Fears of Recovery Hobbling

Oil prices plunge as virus variant raises prospect of weakened demand

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Govt clarifies Starlink not a licensee; asks public not to subscribe

The government on Friday said Starlink Internet Services is not licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India, and cautioned the public not to subscribe to the services that are being

Worried About The New COVID Strain? 5 ETFs To Consider Buying Today

If you're looking for portfolio protection, Treasuries, the dollar and long/short strategies are worth a look.

FTSE 100 suffers year's worst session on virus scare

The UK's blue-chip share index slumped on Friday, suffering its biggest drop in more than a year as fears over a newly detected and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant gripped stock markets around the world.

The Best Sellers Of Black Friday, According To Refinery29 Readers

A list of the most wanted Black Friday and Cyber Monday best sellers that Refinery29 readers are shopping in 2021.

WTI dives below $70.00, down more than 11%, worst fall since 2020’s negative price debacle

Front-month WTI futures have been getting absolutely battered in recent trade and have recently dropped below the $70.00 level. That marks a more than

Omicron COVID-19 variant: Pfizer, BioNTech say vaccine could be reworked in 100 days to counter strain

Pfizer and BioNTech said Friday that a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed and produced within 100 days to counter a "vaccine-escape" variant like B.1.1.529.

The 39 Best Black Friday Amazon Fashion Deals — Shop Now!

These Black Friday Amazon Fashion deals are so good, and on top brands like Calvin Klein and Levi's — see our top picks

With the Virus Still in Charge, Pfizer Can Be Flexible: Here's My Plan

PFE has created what appears to potentially be the most effective antiviral for those already infected.

U.S. retail stocks slide on Black Friday as new virus worries arise

Shares of U.S. department-store operators slid on Friday as the detection of a new coronavirus variant possibly resistant to existing vaccines compounded woes stemming from low in-store visits and thin holiday season inventories.

Oil plunges as new coronavirus variant fuels worries

Futures in New York fell below $74 a barrel and global benchmark Brent shed as much as 6 percent, the most since July.

Merck says its Covid antibody treatment less effective than first thought

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy. The Food and Drug Administration posted its analysis of the pill…

Black Friday vacuum deals 2021: Dyson, Roomba and more | CNN Underscored

From canister and stick vacuums to robot and upright vacuums, we’ve rounded up the best Black Friday vacuum deals for you to scoop up right now.

All the Dyson deals you’ll want to shop this Black Friday | CNN Underscored

Dyson products — from the brand’s signature vacuums to its much-heralded hair styling tools — are highly coveted. But those highly coveted items come with a high price tag too, which is why Dyson’s Black Friday deals are among the most anticipated of the holiday retail season.

The best gift ideas to shop this Black Friday | CNN Underscored

For those looking to get their holiday shopping out of the way this Black Friday, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best gifts that are on sale right now. Be sure to check back; we’ll be updating our picks as more giftable items…

BioNTech says it expects more data on new variant in two weeks

BioNTech , the inventor of the western world's most widely used COVID-19 vaccine, said it expects more data on a worrying new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa within two weeks to help determine whether its shot would have to be reworked.

Black Friday 2021 Lightning Deal Liveblog from Verge Deals

Our team finds you the very best deals as they happen

Interior calls for hiking rates on oil and gas companies to drill on federal lands

The Interior Department on Friday released a long-awaited report outlining its recommendations for oil and gas companies drilling on federal lands, and called for hiking fees but not banning leases altogether

More than 20 people sickened by sewage-tainted oysters

Maryland agency failed in warning the public about contamination.

Biden calls for higher fees for oil, gas leasing on federal land, stops short of ban

A long-awaited report by the Interior Department proposes reforms to the federal oil and gas leasing program, but doesn't end the practice, troubling environmentalists.

‘Atmospheric rivers’ threaten new floods in hard-hit Washington state

Western areas still assessing millions of dollars’ worth of damage from flooding earlier this month

‘Miracle’ survivor found in Russia coal mine disaster that killed 51

Alexander Zakovryashin was trying to save others but ended up needing rescuing himself.

Department of Interior report proposes raising cost of drilling on public lands

The minimum rates paid by oil and gas companies haven't been raised in decades, the report notes.

Great Barrier Reef: how a spectacular coral spawning event is helping to breed heat-tolerant corals

Scientists have carefully collected spawn bundles by moonlight in a bid to help save the reef

Biden administration proposes oil and gas drilling reform but stops short of ban

The long-anticipated report did not indicate that the Biden administration would take climate change impact into account when approving new oil and gas leases.

Interior Department releases long-awaited review of federal oil and gas leasing program

The Department of Interior on Friday released a long-awaited report on oil and gas drilling on federal land that recommends an increase in leasing fees and consideration of climate change in leasing decisions. But the report largely sidesteps climate concerns, and does not recommend a…

Biden Admin Wants to Make Oil Companies Pay More to Drill on Federal Land

Department of the Interior releases proposal to raise costs for extraction on public land.

Mount Vernon re-installing flood wall to prepare for another weekend storm

With another atmospheric river taking aim at western Washington, the Skagit River near Mount Vernon is once again forecasted to experience major flooding, bringing with it worry to those who live along its banks. The National Weather Service is projecting the river to crest Monday…

Climate tipping points: The Arctic is a bellwether for irreversible

The rapidity of Arctic change has surprised researchers and the public alike.

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

The Biden administration has recommended an overhaul of the nation’s oil and gas leasing program to focus on areas that are most suitable for energy development and raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban | AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday recommended an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing program to focus on areas that are most suitable for energy development and raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water.

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

The Biden administration on Friday recommended an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing program to limit areas available for energy development and raise costs for oil and gas companies to drill on public land and water. The long-awaited report by the Interior Department…

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

The Biden administration on Friday recommended an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing program to limit areas available for energy development and raise costs for oil and gas companies to drill on public land and water. The long-awaited report by the Interior Department…

Interior says it should consider increasing drilling fees for public

In its long-awaited report on the federal government’s oil and gas leasing program, the Interior Department recommends significant changes, including consideration of increasing fees that companies

Sun unleashes solar storm that could affect power grid and satellites

There is no cause for alarm, despite reports that suggest solar storm could lead to danger

Oil and gas companies should pay more to drill on public lands and waters, Interior Department says

A new report calls for the cost of burning fossil fuels to be factored in when the federal government sells permits to extract oil and gas from public lands.

Two more atmospheric rivers to blast British Columbia and western Washington state

Heavy rains may lead to addittional flooding this weekend and around Tuesday next week

Vehicles an Under-Recognized Source of Urban Ammonia Pollution

COVID-19 Lockdowns Afford the First Satellite-Based Confirmation That Vehicles Are an Under-recognized Source of Urban NH3 Pollution in Los Angeles | Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Originally published by the American Chemical Society. By disrupting normal societal activities, such as driving, COVID-19 lockdowns afforded a…

UMW's Roberts expresses sorrow over Russian miners, outrage over safety conditions - WV MetroNews

More than 50 miners and rescuers die after coal dust catches fire in a ventilation shaft.

Interior Wants Higher Fees to Drill on Public Lands but Is Quiet About Climate Impacts

Oil and gas drilling on public lands and in federal waters account for about 25 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

French fishermen block ferries, Channel Tunnel in post-Brexit row

French fishermen on Friday disrupted cross-Channel traffic in protest at the post-Brexit fishing rights granted by Britain, blocking ferries and freight traffic through the Channel Tunnel.

Russian coal mine: Dozens killed in Siberia accident

Fifty-one deaths have been confirmed in Russia's worst mining disaster in a decade.

Storms and flooding today, earthquake disruptions to come

You should pay attention to the flooding in Western Washington and British Columbia. The disruptions foreshadow what would happen if a major earthquake struck the region. Are you prepared?

The need to trespass: let people in to protect nature, says guerrilla botanist

Naturalist and campaigner Dave Bangs says limiting access to the countryside makes it harder to save our ancient landscapes

‘Every tree counts’: Amsterdam forest leads way with sapling donation plan

More Trees Now aims to give away 1m saplings to farmers and councils with hope idea will spread across Europe

French fishers block boat at Saint-Malo as they launch Brexit protests

Fishers are planning blockade of Channel tunnel and Calais port over issuance of licences

Survivor found in coal mine in Russia's Siberia -- official | AP News

MOSCOW (AP) — Rescuers have found a survivor in a Siberian coal mine where dozens of miners are presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion, a top local official announced Friday. Sergei Tsivilyov, governor of the Kemerovo region where the mine is located, said on…

Arctic Ocean 'started getting warmer decades earlier than previously thought'

The temperature of the Arctic Ocean actually started rising at the beginning of the century

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK

French fishing crews blocked French ports and ferry traffic across the English Channel on Friday to disrupt the flow of goods to the U.K. in a dispute over post-Brexit fishing licenses

French fishermen to block ports, tunnel in spat with UK | AP News

CALAIS, France (AP) — French fishing crews are threatening to block French ports and traffic under the English Channel on Friday to disrupt the flow of goods to the U.K., in a dispute over post-Brexit fishing licenses.

French fishermen block boat at St Malo as they launch Brexit protests

French fishermen blocked off the 'Normandy Trader' boat the country's port of St Malo on Friday, said a Reuters correspondent on the scene, as they started a day of protests to mark their anger over the issue of post-Brexit fishing licences.

Fifty-two killed in Siberian mine explosion, another tragedy in an industry plagued with safety lapses

Rescue efforts in the mine have been suspended because of explosive gas.

Why we can’t curb global warming by just focusing on carbon emissions

A developing country using coal to pursue the path of development is justifiable and should not be equated with the West’s high carbon emission model just to maintain its luxurious lifestyle

LNG powers Woodside’s journey to global top 10

Twin commitments on the Scarborough LNG mega-project and an historic merger with BHP Petroleum are set to propel Woodside into the major league in global oil and gas.

Scientists Question Models After Arctic Ocean Finding

Water was warming earlier than thought, researchers say

Three atmospheric rivers to hit this week

Talk about a sloppy Thanksgiving. An atmospheric river is impacting us this evening as moderate-heavy rain streams in off the coast. This will cause ponding on the roadways, areas of low visibility, and impact our area rivers, streams, creeks, and low-lying areas. Give yourself some…

Pacific Northwest faces threat of more atmospheric rivers and floods from tonight

Forecasters are warning parts of western Washington could be hit by more flooding, a week on from the last devastating storm.

Washington faces threat of more rains, floods

A week and a half after damaging floods in Washington state, forecasters are warning that multiple "atmospheric rivers" threaten to once again drench the Pacific Northwest beginning Thanksgiving Day.

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, but stops short of ban

The long-awaited report stops short of recommending an end to oil and gas leasing on public lands, as many environmental groups have urged.

Russian Mine Blast Kills Dozens, Among Them Rescuers

Investigators said a gas buildup at a Siberian mine with a history of problems led to the deaths of at least 52 people.

Neural networks to learn protein sequence–function relationships from deep mutational scanning data

Understanding the relationship between protein sequence and function is necessary to design new and useful proteins with applications in bioenergy, medicine, and agriculture. The mapping from sequence to function is tremendously complex because it involves thousands of molecular interactions that are coupled over multiple lengths…

Want to develop ethical AI? Then we need more African voices

Artificial intelligence (AI) was once the stuff of science fiction. But it’s becoming widespread. It is used in mobile phone technology and motor vehicles. It powers tools for agriculture and healthcare. But concerns have emerged about the

Want a 219% Return? Buy This Growth Stock, Says Wall Street @themotleyfool #stocks $AI

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A Machine-Learning Algorithm Just Found 301 Additional Planets in Kepler Data - Universe Today

Using a new type of deep-learning algorithm, a team of NASA scientists have detected 301 more exoplanets in the Kepler archive!

Nvidia’s DLSS has come to Linux gaming (but not the Steam Deck obviously)

Linux isn’t a first-class gaming citizen yet but it’s closer

AI Weekly: UN recommendations point to need for AI ethics guidelines

The United Nations' new AI ethics regulations point to growing recognition of the need for AI ethics guidelines.

First 'robotaxis' enter service in Beijing

It looks like a normal car but the white taxi by the curb has nobody driving it, and communicates with customers digitally to obtain directions and take payment. Beijing this week approved its first autonomous taxis for commercial use, bringing dozens of the so-called "robotaxis"…

1 Top Canadian Growth Stock to Buy in December 2021

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What is explainable AI? Building trust in AI models

Explainable AI, abbreviated "XAI," is an emerging set of techniques to peel back the curtains on complex AI systems.

Ralf Rangnick’s arrival is a response to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea revolution | Barney Ronay

Manchester United enlisting one of the traiblazers of gegenpressing adds spice to Sunday’s meeting with a thriving protege

UNESCO Members Adopt First Global AI Ethics Agreement 'To Benefit Humanity'

"We're at a critical juncture in history," said Ethics in Tech founder Vahid Razavi. "We need as humans to come together and decide what is the best course of action to take with these technologies before they surpass us in their abilities."

Could artificial intelligence have written this story?

A new souped-up language technology is making writing more automated than ever. Should the people behind this article be worried?

Machine learning solves the who's who problem in NMR spectra of organic crystals

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China puts AI at center of 'smart military' revamp: Japan report

Shortage of trained talent risks hindering shift to intelligent warfare

The World Chess Championship Opens With An Endless Knight-Rook Dance

Magnus Carlsen begins the defense of his title against Ian Nepomniachtchi.

UNESCO adopts first global text on artificial intelligence

AI has gradually made its way into our lives. But the algorithms that enable it to function have also been misused in recent years, illustrating its dangers.

First 'robotaxis' enter service in Beijing

It looks like a normal car but the white taxi by the kerb has nobody driving it, and communicates with customers digitally to obtain directions and take payment.

Manchester United awaiting finalisation of paperwork ahead of Rangnick confirmation | Goal.com

Ralf Rangnick should be able to take charge of Manchester United against Arsenal, Goal understands

Using sensors and artificial intelligence boosts profitability of agricultural facilities

According to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the livestock industry accounted for over €20.2 billion of production in the Spanish economy in 2020. Research at the Universitat ...

‘Can’t catch a break’: Some Arsenal fans ‘actually scared’ after David Ornstein’s report

Some Arsenal fans have been reacting after David Ornstein reported that Manchester United are set to appoint Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager.

Flowrite is an AI writing productivity tool that wants to help you hit inbox zero

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AI must have its own goals to be truly intelligent

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SambaNova CEO: “We’re Built for Large”

Palo Alto-based SambaNova Systems aims to tackle the largest neural networks that require the most data using a custom-built stack of technology that includes the software, computer system, and processor, selling its use as a service instead of a package.

Klopp: Unfortunately United have a good coach

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said rivals Manchester United are hiring an "outstanding" coach in Ralf Rangnick.

AI Researchers Estimate 97% Of EU Websites Fail GDPR Privacy Requirements- Especially User Profiling

Researchers in the US have used machine learning techniques to study the GDPR privacy policies of over a thousand representative websites based in the EU. They found that 97% of the sites studied failed to comply with at least one requirement of the European Union’s…

Artificial Intelligence: UAE one of 193 countries to adopt global agreement on ethics

Historical text aims to ensure the healthy development of AI

FIDE World Championship G1: Nepo Impresses Under Pressure

World Champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger GM Ian Nepomniachtchi started their FIDE World Championship match on Friday in Dubai with a draw. Nepomniachtchi had a slight opening advantage but got under some pressure soon after, and then impressed with accurate endgame play. The second game…

Magnus Carlsen v Ian Nepomniachtchi: World Chess Championship Game 1 – live!

Rolling report: Magnus Carlsen meets Ian Nepomniachtchi in Game 1 of the World Chess Championship from Dubai. Follow it all with Bryan Graham

Robots Won’t Close the Warehouse Worker Gap Anytime Soon

Even Amazon’s new AI-powered machines aren’t nearly capable enough to handle the most important fulfillment tasks.

Baidu Officially Launches Robotaxi Service In Beijing After Getting The OK To Charge Fees | Carscoops

After the country's capital, Baidu expects other major cities like Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen to follow suit

Rangnick: Manchester United's outstanding candidate

Man United planned to give Michael Carrick until mid-December before making a breakthrough with Ralf Rangnick -- Insider Notebook has the latest.

Robot artist to perform AI generated poetry in response to Dante

Ai-Da used data bank of words and speech pattern analysis to produce and perform a work that is ‘reactive’ to the Divine Comedy

Our global agreement on AI could reduce bias and surveillance | New Scientist

Nearly 200 countries have signed up to UNESCO's agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence. This could help make the technology fairer for all, says Gabriela Ramos

Chess faces stalemate in its match with machines

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Astronomers Discover More Than 300 Possible New Exoplanets Using Advanced Planet Detection Algorithm

Findings also include a distinctive planetary system with two gas giants. UCLA astronomers have identified 366 new exoplanets, thanks in large part to an algorithm developed by a UCLA postdoctoral scholar. Among their most noteworthy findings is a planetary system that comprises a star and…

World Championship Game 1: Tension in the air

The much-anticipated confrontation between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi kicked off at 16:30 local time in Dubai. The first game of the World Championship match finished in a draw. Playing black, Carlsen was the first one to deviate from well-known theoretical lines, but Nepomniachtchi proved…

Is Artificial Intelligence changing the game for India’s enterprises?

COVID-19 left the world looking for smarter solutions, reimagining work and business operations. So it wasn’t surprising

Mauricio Pochettino still a target for permanent Manchester United appointment

The long sought after manager will still be pursued for the permanent role...

193 countries adopt the first global agreement on the Ethics of

All the member states of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted on Thursday a historic agreement that defines the common values and principles needed to ensure the

Chess is an e-sport now. Get used to it.

The hit Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit, combined with pandemic lockdowns and online play, has brought chess new popularity. That has put a twist on a world chess championship match that starts

'I was murdered': video brings domestic violence victims back to life to warn others

"I was Michal Sela," the dead woman says, looking straight into the camera. "In 2019, I was murdered by the man who was my husband, the killer Eliran Malul. And today, after I lost my life, I call on you: Listen to my voice."

Here's What Ralf Rangnick Previously Said About Jurgen Klopp And Liverpool

The German manager, who is set to join Man United in the coming days, is said to be one of Jurgen Klopp's biggest coaching influences

Israel's D-ID Uses AI To Give A Voice To Victims of Domestic Violence

A chilling clip featuring 5 Israeli women killed by their spouses gives a voice to domestic abuse victims, even after their deaths.

Astronomers Find 366 New Possible Exoplanets

An international team led by astronomers from the University Of California, Los Angeles reported the detection of hundreds of candidate exoplanets, includi

'I was murdered': video brings Israeli domestic violence victims back to life to warn

New public education campaign makes use of artificial intelligence technology to bring five murdered women back to life to underline red flags in abusive relationships

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Sources: Man Utd set to appoint Rangnick

Manchester United are set to appoint Ralf Rangnick as the club's interim manager until the end of the season, sources told ESPN.