At In-Person Choir Rehearsals, a Balance Between Joyful and Careful

Published Sept. 4, 2020Updated Sept. 6, 2020LONDON — On Wednesday night in a community hall here, Matilda James kick-started a rehearsal of the Citizens of the World Choir with an unusual instruction. “Can we really keep our voices down?” she said. “We don’t need to be louder than when we talk.”Her plea — in line…

5 Takeaways From ‘Rage,’ Bob Woodward’s New Book About Trump

Politics|5 Takeaways From ‘Rage,’ Bob Woodward’s New Book About TrumpMr. Trump told Mr. Woodward on March 19. “I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”And while he was saying publicly that children were “almost immune” to the virus, he told Mr. Woodward in March: “Just today and yesterday, some…

Twitter takes action against sequel to coronavirus conspiracy film ‘Plandemic’

Another viral coronavirus conspiracy film has forced Twitter to take action. Image: Filip Radwanski / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images By Matt Binder2020-08-18 21:29:28 UTC The sequel is rarely as good as the original, but this one is just as dangerous.  Twitter is taking action against the follow-up to the coronavirus conspiracy film,…

‘Sociopathic incompetence’: Seth Meyers blasts Trump for deliberately downplaying coronavirus

By Amanda Yeo2020-09-11 03:45:27 UTC For months, President Donald Trump assured Americans the coronavirus would “miraculously” disappear, particularly as the weather got warmer in April. Now audio has emerged of him admitting he knew how serious the pandemic was, and that it was more deadly than the flu, but deliberately chose to downplay it. “The…

What coronavirus means for the future of self-driving cars

Mashable’s series Tech in 2025 explores how the challenges of today will dramatically change the near future. It’s 2025 and driverless cars still aren’t zooming around everywhere. Where are the chilled out passengers on their phones, or napping, as an invisible “driver” navigates a crowded intersection?  They’re still mostly stuck in the backseat as a…

As Wildfires Rage, Californians Fear the Coronavirus at Shelters

Aug. 20, 2020SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A wildfire was raging outside, but inside the evacuation centers there were risks, too.Natalie Lyons and Craig Phillips had to make a decision Thursday morning as they sat in their ash-coated Toyota Tundra under the smoky orange sky in Santa Cruz.After fleeing the small town of Felton on Wednesday…