Coronavirus cases surge to one-day record, USA accounts for a quarter of new infections | ABC News

COVID-19 cases globally have surged to another one-day record. The World Health Organization has tallied more than 292,000 cases. The United States accounted for almost a quarter of the new infections. As America grapples with its response to the pandemic, the nation’s top health officials have been marched before congress. North America correspondent Kathryn Diss … Read more Coronavirus cases surge to one-day record, USA accounts for a quarter of new infections | ABC News

An Entire Species of Birds Has Changed Its Song Across North America

Song birds use their songs for the purpose of getting a mate, but the song type remains common among species within their region. In North America the white-throated sparrow has adopted a completely new song and over the years it seems to have spread across the entire continent. Dr. Ken Otter, a professor in biology … Read more An Entire Species of Birds Has Changed Its Song Across North America

Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020) – Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero

In 1999, the video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater shook the world when it sold 9 million copies upon release and forever changed the skateboarding scene. Pretending I’m a Superman tells the story behind the game that changed lives and shaped a generation. Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with legendary skater Tony Hawk, as well … Read more Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020) – Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero

How Britain’s role in slavery and empire shaped modern America – BBC News

Two months after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, which sparked protests around the world, there’s fresh scrutiny of America’s history of slavery — and how it influences the country to this day. Britain played a central role in the history of the United States — from the original colonisation of North … Read more How Britain’s role in slavery and empire shaped modern America – BBC News

Can Donald Trump retain the presidency? – BBC Newsnight

With less than 100 days until the US Presidential election, coronavirus cases are still increasing, unrest continues on the streets and Donald Trump is lagging behind Joe Biden in the polls. Newsnight looks at the current state of America. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F In any other presidential election year, America would be dominating … Read more Can Donald Trump retain the presidency? – BBC Newsnight

First Cat in U.K. Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Officials Say

The U.K. confirmed its first case of a pet cat testing positive for coronavirus, after the animal apparently caught the disease from its owners. There is no evidence pets can pass the virus on to humans and the case should not be cause for alarm, officials said. No details of the location of the cat … Read more First Cat in U.K. Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Officials Say

Lockdown Barbie: bored kids are a boon for Mattel

The recent ThankYouHeroes collection from Mattel honors key workers from doctors to restaurant staff. The toy maker revealed that sales rose in North America as customers splurged on toys during lockdowns. Gross sales in region rose three percent over the second quarter. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video … Read more Lockdown Barbie: bored kids are a boon for Mattel

Growing anger in the US over huge number of coronavirus deaths in aged care homes | ABC News

The United States now accounts for more than a quarter of the world’s coronavirus infections, and has the most deaths. Of the more than 140,000 people who’ve died so far, 56,000 of them have been in nursing homes with many relatives angry about the Government’s slow response. North America correspondent Kathryn Diss reports. For more … Read more Growing anger in the US over huge number of coronavirus deaths in aged care homes | ABC News

I covered America’s coronavirus outbreak for months. Then I caught the disease | ABC News

I’m not sure where I crossed paths with COVID-19. But five days after we got back from President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I hit a brick wall. I woke up in the middle of the night to a tightening grip on my airways, a deep burning sensation when trying to swallow, a throbbing … Read more I covered America’s coronavirus outbreak for months. Then I caught the disease | ABC News

China warns UK of “economic retaliation” over Huawei 5G ban – BBC News

China has warned that the UK could face economic retaliation following the decision to exclude the Chinese firm Huawei from the UK’s 5G mobile network on security grounds. Beijing says that mutual trust between China and Britain has been seriously undermined and that doubts have been raised about investing in British companies. The UK came … Read more China warns UK of “economic retaliation” over Huawei 5G ban – BBC News

Huawei banned from UK 5G networks in major government U-turn – BBC News

The UK has banned the Chinese company, Huawei, from its 5G networks, saying keeping the country secure has to be its top priority. It’s a major U-turn after the Prime Minister said in January that the firm could be allowed a limited role in the new era of faster technology. But Boris Johnson has come … Read more Huawei banned from UK 5G networks in major government U-turn – BBC News

Ubisoft Forward Skips Harassment Scandal – Inside Gaming Daily

Protect your online privacy today at http://expressvpn.com/inside. For 20% off your first order, visit http://mackweldon.com/inside and enter promo code INSIDE. It’s certainly not a secret that the entire games industry is experiencing its own #metoo movement – and today, we’re talking about how that movement has hit Ubisoft. Developers and industry vets are coming forward … Read more Ubisoft Forward Skips Harassment Scandal – Inside Gaming Daily

Invasive Seaweed Smothers One of the World’s Most Remote Reefs

Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth. A study from the University of Hawaii and others says the seaweed is spreading more rapidly than anything they’ve seen in the … Read more Invasive Seaweed Smothers One of the World’s Most Remote Reefs

COVID-19 lockdown transforms biking in Paris

Many cities in Europe and North America have seen a boom in cycling during the pandemic. Governments want to encourage paddle power in cities, to reduce the use of public transport, boost health and clean up the air. One of those cities is Paris. Stefan de Vries reports. #covid19 #coronavirus #Paris Subscribe to us on … Read more COVID-19 lockdown transforms biking in Paris