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Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Clockwise from top left: Getty Images; Matías Zavia (Gizmodo); Associated Press; Jim Cooke (Gizmodo)We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020…

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Hospitals Turn to 3D-Printed Donations for Sorely Needed Supplies in Covid-19 Outbreak

Photo: Marco Bertorello (Getty)A network of 3D printer-users has stepped in to help hospitals grappling with critical shortages of protective gear and other vital medical supplies during the covid-19 pandemic,…

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Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty)Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the…

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DC Kids Camp Wants to Inspire Young Readers to Become Creators

Ty Phan discovering that he’s been chosen to become a Green Lantern.Image: Andie Tong (DC Comics)With more and more schools across the world mandating that students of all ages stay…

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Twitter Deletes Post by The Federalist Calling for Coronavirus Infection Program

Screenshot: The FederalistTwitter has removed a tweet from the right-wing site the Federalist after it shared an article by an unlicensed dermatologist urging the public to be exposed to the…

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Blames Press for Covid-19 ‘Hysteria,’ Boasts He’s Too Fit to Get Sick in Speech

Protest graffiti in São Paulo on March 21, 2020.Photo: Miguel Schincariol (AFP via Getty Images)Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro sparked protests with a Tuesday evening address in which he claimed…

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CDC Says Coronavirus Traces Lasted 17 Days on Cruise Ship, But No Evidence of Transmission Risk

Photo: Cameron Spencer (Getty Images)Traces of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus can last longer on some surfaces than previously detected by health authorities, according to a Centers for Disease Control and…

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Trump’s Latest Inflated Claim: Automakers Are Making Emergency Ventilators ‘Right Now’

President Donald Trump claimed this weekend that General Motors, Ford, and Tesla—whose Netherlands factory is pictured above—had been given permission to produce ventilators “FAST!”Photo: GettyAs officials scramble to contend with…

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With Covid-19 Closing Theaters, This Distributor Is Taking the Movie-Going Experience Online

Photo: Josh Edelson (Getty)Movie theaters worldwide have been shuttering in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak since there—understandably—aren’t a lot of butts in seats between limitations on public gatherings,…

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Twitter Uses Its Blue-Checkmark System for Good and Streamlines Verification for Covid-19 Experts

Photo: Matt Rourke (AP Images)Twitter has announced that it’s ramping up the verification process for its infamously arcane blue-checkmark system and prioritizing qualified health professionals in the face of this…

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Into the Spider-Verse’s Jake Johnson Is Helping Kids Cope With Personal Messages From Spider-Man

One thing to remember is Spider-Man is always here for you.Image: Sony PicturesWe’ve all been facing challenges because of social distancing, but perhaps none more so than children. Being forced…

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Sen. Richard Burr Sold Up to $1.56 Million in Stock While Publicly Saying U.S. Is Ready for Coronavirus

Senator Richard Burr speaking with reporters on Feb. 4, 2020, shortly before he dumped up to $1.6 million in stock.Photo: Alex Brandon (AP)Just a few weeks before telling wealthy constituents…

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Senators Can’t Work From Home During Coronavirus Pandemic, Mitch McConnell Says

Photo: Susan Walsh (AP)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t let senators work from home and will require all votes to be held in person in the chamber floor despite the…

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On the Plus Side, Maybe George R.R. Martin Will Finish Winds of Winter Now

George R.R. Martin, seen here after the 2018 Emmys, offered an update on The Winds of Winter.Photo: Rich Polk (Getty Images for IMDb)Things are…bad, right? There’s a deadly disease spreading…

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Onward Leads a Low Box Office as AMC and Regal Limit Ticket Sales To Combat the Novel Coronavirus

From Onward. Image: Disney/PixarOf all the businesses hit by the spread of the novel coronavirus, collective forms of entertainment like theatrical movie releases are being particularly heavily impacted. That much…

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Disney, Universal Shut Down Film Production Over Concern About the Novel Coronavirus [Update: The Batman, Too]

The Disney logo. Image: DisneyShutdowns continue to sweep film and television, as alongside TV producers like Netflix, Amazon, Apple, and the CW, Disney and Universal have suspended production on nearly…

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How the Novel Coronavirus Is Going to Impact the Entertainment Industry

From No Time to Die to Falcon and The Winter Soldier, COVID-19’s impact on film and TV is already being felt.Image: MGM, Netflix, Universal, Marvel StudiosThe confirmation of the novel…

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