A new coronavirus mutation is taking over the world. Here’s what that means.

A mutation in the protein that allows SARS-CoV-2 to enter cells might make it easier for the virus to spread — or it might not make a difference at all. That’s the crux of a debate over a mutation known as D614G, which affects the spike protein on the virus’ surface. The mutation is not […]

SpaceX to launch Starlink and BlackSky satellites into orbit today. Here’s how to watch live.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch its tenth set of Starlink internet satellites into orbit today (July 8), and you can watch it live online. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Starlink mission from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff is scheduled for no earlier than 11:59 a.m. […]

A new flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ was found in pigs. Here’s what that means.

In the midst of COVID-19, the last thing we need is another pandemic. But scientists in China are now warning that they have identified a new flu virus in pigs that could possibly cause a future flu pandemic. The virus, called G4 EA H1N1, is a genetic mix of the H1N1 “swine flu,” which caused […]

In ‘Hamilton’, Angelica Schuyler’s husband is called ‘not a lot of fun.’ Here’s his real story.

The hip-hop musical “Hamilton” is being released on Disney+ on Friday (July 3) – a full 15 months ahead of schedule – so you can watch the drama and all of its love stories and scandals unfold in the comfort of your home. But the most passionate emotional affair — between Founding Father Alexander Hamilton […]

You’ve just lost your tech job. Here’s what to do next.

Simply put, losing a job is stressful. To assist, we’ve curated a guide of seven strategies to help people navigate the unemployment process and maximize their time between positions. IMAGE: iStock/Ridofranz Months into the coronavirus pandemic, the effects of COVID-19 continue to ripple through communities and economies around the globe. Millions of people are unemployed […]

China warned of mysterious virus 6 months ago. Here’s where the world is at now.

It’s been six months since China first reported a cluster of mysterious pneumonia cases in the city of Wuhan. The culprit became known as “SARS-CoV-2,” a new virus that had hopped from a still-unknown animal to humans, spreading across the globe like wildfire. The virus has now reached every continent except Antarctica, devastating remote Indigenous […]

Microsoft Teams is different on desktop, iOS and Android: Here’s what you need to know

Microsoft is rapidly evolving its Teams app on iOS and Android, as the collaboration tool embraces firstline and other mobile workers. Collaboration tools like Slack and Teams have become key to remote work, offering shared spaces for working on specific projects, hanging out with co-workers, and taking part in voice and video meetings. They’re powerful […]

This Stone Age man’s jawless skull was found on a spike. Here’s what he looked like.

We may never know why the skull of a Stone Age man ended up on a stake in a mysterious underwater grave 8,000 years ago, but thanks to a new facial reconstruction, we can see what he probably looked like before he died. Archaeologists discovered the man’s skull, as well as the remains of at […]

Scientists just sampled the most pristine air on Earth. Here’s what they found.

The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open water that encircles the entire planet between Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere landmasses. It is the cloudiest place on Earth, and the amount of sunlight that reflects off or passes through those clouds plays a surprisingly important role in global climate. It affects weather patterns, ocean […]

The ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse of 2020 occurs Sunday. Here’s how to watch online.

A “ring of fire” solar eclipse will briefly appear in parts of Africa and Asia this weekend, and if you aren’t out there in person, you can take in the spectacular show online. Sunday’s solar eclipse is what is known as an annular eclipse, in which the moon does not completely cover the sun as […]