Greece resumes migrant deportations to Turkey

One volunteer, who witnessed the clashes, described how riot police attempted to form “a defensive wall” between the refugees and hundreds of angry protesters. “A lot of people were beaten up,” Benjamin Julian, an Icelandic volunteer, told the Guardian. “I saw at least one refugee being carried away on a stretcher although the fascists seemed […]

It’s not for me: speed of COVID-19 vaccine race raises safety concerns

Vaccine hesitancy – or the reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated – is also known as “anti-vax”, a term that is sometimes associated with conspiracy theories when often it simply reflects many people’s concerns about side-effects or industry ethics.

Poor conditions in meat plants fuel Covid-19 outbreaks, say unions

Meat plants have persistently been centres for outbreaks, with some of the biggest clusters in the US and Canada focused on slaughterhouses. According to the Food & Environment Reporting Network (Fern), which has been tracking the outbreaks, nearly 30,000 meat-plant workers across the US and Europe have been infected with the virus and more than […]

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen live stream: How to watch the Europa League match online from anywhere

Watch Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen online from outside your country We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this match further down in this guide. If you’re intent on watching Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen, but find yourself away from home then you’ll run into problems when trying to […]

How coronavirus has exposed Middle East’s gaping digital divide

Like other regions, the Middle East and North Africa has been increasingly susceptible to digital disinformation, although this trend is not unique to the current climate. Disinformation can be especially problematic in closed networks – like WhatsApp groups – which many netizens have migrated to, due to concerns about online privacy and surveillance.

Horizon Zero Dawn devs say investigating PC technical problems is “highest priority”

Katharine explained a lot of Horizon Zero Dawn’s PC problems on Friday. Some are quibbles over issues like animation and anisotropic filtering, others are big serious things like crashes, lock-ups, and framerates jerkier than me trying to be civil to someone I clearly dislike. The end result is that a game our Nate’s Horizon Zero […]

Best Minecraft shaders 1.16 – the best shaders to use with Optifine 1.16.1

But – and it’s a big but – in terms of optimisation, Continuum falls flat on its face compared to many other Minecraft shaders out there. The way I’d put it to you is this: if you want an amazingly good-looking screenshot that makes your Minecraft world look like it came out of a world-class […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Negotiators signal relief bill stuck, not dead

> Justice Department: Findings from an investigation ordered by Attorney General William BarrBill BarrGOP lawmaker calls for Justice Dept. to probe international court Barr pulls over to thank pro-police rally in Virginia Trump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent MORE to examine the origins of the government’s probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election […]

A lost summer: How Trump fell short in confronting the virus

When Fauci was asked in an interview last week whether he would recommend voting by mail because of the pandemic, the doctor demurred because, he said, “that almost certainly is going to be used as a sound bite.” As many states ramp up their mail voting systems to provide options for voters who prefer not […]

The future of face masks: Copper, graphene, and self-sanitizing fabric

Rather than reinvent the copper-infused mask, Northwestern’s Huang is looking at an inexpensive way to incorporate chemicals traditionally found in sanitation products, which are known to deactivate a broad range of viruses. He’s looking into sprays, as well as chemically treated fabrics, patches, and inserts for disposable or DIY masks—all of which would ramp up […]