Jupiter and Saturn to appear closest in night sky in hundreds of years

Keep a close look at the sky in December and you may see a very rare event.

Keep a close look at the night sky in December and you may see a rare occurrence between the two biggest planets in our solar system.

From now until Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will continue to get closer until they are just 0.1 degrees apart and form a “double planet,” according to NASA. And there’s a chance you’ll be able to see it for yourself.

The space agency describes the rarity of the 2020 event in-depth in its December Skywatching page. The rare event is officially called a “great conjunction.”

“These occur every 20 years this century as the orbits of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn periodically align making these two outer planets appear close together in our nighttime sky,” NASA writes.

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Wuhan mass screening identifies hundreds of asymptomatic cases — ScienceDaily

A mass screening programme of more than 10 million Wuhan residents identified 300 asymptomatic cases, but none were infectious, according to a study involving the University of East Anglia.

The mass testing project took place over two weeks at the end of May — after the city’s stringent lockdown was lifted in April.

The study found no ‘viable’ virus in the asymptomatic cases and the close contacts of these positive asymptomatic cases did not test positive.

But the research team warn that their findings do not show that the virus can’t be passed on by asymptomatic carriers.

Rather, strict non-pharmaceutical interventions such as mask-wearing, hand washing, social distancing and lockdown have helped reduce the virulence of Covid-19.

The study, published in Nature Communications, was led by researchers at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China — in collaboration with researchers at UEA’s Norwich Medical School.

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Hacker Selling Hundreds of Microsoft C-Suite Email Credentials

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How much are a CEO’s email credentials worth? According to one hacker, anywhere between $100 and $1,500 will do, although the specific price will be set depending on the company’s size and the person’s role in it. Unfortunately, this is not a drill: There are purportedly hundreds of C-suite level email credentials being sold on a Russian-speaking underground forum, ZDNet reported on Friday.

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ZDNet found that the hacker is selling email and password combinations for Office 365 and Microsoft accounts belonging to high-level executives such as the CEO, COO, CFO, CMO and CTO, among many others. The hacker posted an ad for the credentials on Exploit.in, an underground forum for Russian-speaking hackers, along with login information for an executive at a UK business management consulting agency and for the president of a U.S. apparel and accessories maker as a way to prove

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A nest filled with hundreds of ‘murder hornets’ was destroyed ‘just in the nick of time,’ officials say

The mission began before dawn, as scientists covered head to toe in thick white protective gear descended on a quiet backyard in Washington state. Armed with carbon dioxide gas and a powerful vacuum, they approached their target — an insect nest the size of a basketball — and began whacking away with a stick.



Sven Spichiger, the managing entomologist at the Washington state Department of Agriculture, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him in Blaine, Wash. in October.


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Sven Spichiger, the managing entomologist at the Washington state Department of Agriculture, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him in Blaine, Wash. in October.

“The thing that came to mind was E.T.,” Josie Shelton, who watched the scene unfold steps from her house in Blaine, Wash., recently told “Inside Edition.” “It looked like it was from another world.”

That was the start of an operation carried out by entomologists late last month to capture and extract the country’s only known nest of Asian

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This AI Makes Movies From Hundreds Of Phones Automatically

Imagine a concert. A massive party. Or even a demonstration.

Hundreds, maybe thousands of people are taking pictures and video with their smartphones. Each is capturing a little slice of reality. Each is getting the best of what might be perfect from their angle, what’s visible from their vantage point.

What if you could auto-create a movie from all of them, instantly?

That’s exactly what IMINT is working on. IMINT is a Swedish company you’ve never heard of whose Vidhance tech uses deep learning to clarify, auto-correct, enhance, and otherwise improve video in over 250 million smartphones globally. Now the company, which has primarily been a B2B software provider, is working on a consumer-facing software release.

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Whoop expects to add hundreds of new jobs, mostly in Boston, after $100M in new funding

Wearable-technology startup Whoop plans to add hundreds of new employees, mostly in the Boston area, during the next year, with help from a new influx of $100 million from investors that the company disclosed on Wednesday.



a person posing for the camera: Whoop CEO Will Ahmed wants to double his workforce over the next year.


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Whoop CEO Will Ahmed wants to double his workforce over the next year.

This funding round essentially doubles the amount of venture dollars Whoop has received since its formation eight years ago. It also places a $1.2 billion value on the company, making it Boston’s newest “unicorn,” or startup worth more than $1 billion (on paper).

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Chief executive Will Ahmed said the company now employs 330 people, with more than 60 percent of them tied to the Boston office. That’s up from nearly 120 at the start of the year. Ahmed said he expects to double Whoop’s workforce over the next year — potentially adding 300-plus jobs, with

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Smartphone maker taking over Genesis Center, promising hundreds of jobs and $100 million in investment | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines

Saied said the project is fully financed and construction could begin in 90 days. It will take nine months to a year to build the plant, which will be expandable. Akyumen also might consider future manufacturing operations elsewhere in the city.

He expects the company can create more than 2,000 jobs in three to five years and potentially more if all the carriers and distributors in the United States use its devices. Production worker jobs will pay at least $35,000 a year. The company also will employ people in higher-paying “science, technology and mathematics” jobs. 

Gary will work with WorkOne to train residents for the positions, aiming to line up job opportunities for as many Gary residents as possible.

“Our company is not about creating sweatshop jobs in the United States,” Saied said. “It will create smart jobs.”

The plant will be up and running by spring of 2022, but

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Hundreds of parents who were separated from their kids at the U.S.-Mexico border remain “unreachable”

Advocates have been unable to reach the parents of 545 children who were separated by U.S. immigration authorities at the southern border and who could be eligible for court-mandated reunifications, according to a joint legal filing by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Justice Department.

These parents, designated as “unreachable” in Tuesday’s court filing, are part of more than 1,000 migrant families who were separated by U.S. border officials before the Trump administration fully implemented its “zero tolerance” crackdown in the spring of 2018.

The “zero tolerance” policy led to the separation of more than 2,800 migrant families before Judge Dana Sabraw of the U.S. District Court in San Diego brought an end to the practice in June 2018.

Most of the families who remained in the U.S. when the ruling was issued were eventually reunited, but Sabraw authorized a steering committee of advocacy groups to track down the

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Save hundreds on a new tower with these Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals

There are some fantastic Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals around right now. The hype might be focused on consoles, but today is a great time to grab a gaming PC. Thanks to the Amazon Prime Day deals, there are some steep discounts on more than a few excellent pre-built rigs, whether you’re looking for a complete beast of an upgrade or are just starting out on your PC gaming journey. Here are the highlights.



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Save hundreds on a new tower with these Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals

With games like Cyberpunk 2077 on the horizon, it’s definitely a good time to start looking at high-end gaming PC builds that’ll be able to handle it. As luck would have it, there are some brilliant Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals on desktops that fit the bill right now. You’ll find the full range below.

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