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Fri. 05/22 - Is There Any Safe Way to Socialize IRL?
More on that study projecting 36,000 people could have been saved if the US had locked down sooner. How to safely socialize, if you choose to do so. Bots are spreading coronavirus conspiracy theories on Twitter. And, Pac-Man turns 40 today. The hottest new renewable resource on the moon: astronaut’s pee. The twenty-five-year-old skin care consultant fielding Elon Musk’s missed calls. And some recommended videos to watch this weekend.Links:Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says (Washington Post)Hydroxychloroquine study numbers (Ryan Struyk, Twitter)Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots (NPR)Students wear wings to maintain social distancing in China (Gulf News)Lockdown Delays Cost at Least 36,000 Lives, Data Show (NY Times)Want to see friends? Here are the coronavirus risk factors (LA Times) Social distancing isn't going to end soon. So how do we live with it? | Gaby Hinsliff (The Guardian)Can You Socialize Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic? (NY Times)'Pac-Man' once felt futuristic. Now there's a new one built entirely by AI. (Mashable)40 Years on, PAC-MAN Recreated with AI by NVIDIA Researchers (NVIDIA)Pac-Man will be playable on Twitch starting this June (The Verge)On the Moon, Astronaut Pee Will Be a Hot Commodity (Wired)Her Cellphone Number Used To Be Elon Musk's. You Can Imagine The Calls She Gets (NPR)David Lynch's daily YouTube weather reports are highly soothing and very David Lynch (Mashable)Foster The People's 'Pumped Up Kicks', Medieval Style (Geekologie)Does Hand Sanitizer Create Superbugs? (SciShow, YouTube)Why Some "Remastered" Music Videos Look Awful (Tom Scott, YouTube)
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