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Sources: President Donald Trump Says NFL Season Should Start On Time

In a conference call with major league sports commissioners on Saturday, President Donald Trump said he believes the NFL season should start on time in September, sources familiar with the call told ESPN.

5 Apr 2020 4:09 am
Coronavirus Cases In The United States By County From February To April, Visualized

A Redditor created an animated data visualization of the spread of coronavirus over the United States from February to April after looking at numbers provided by The New York Times.

5 Apr 2020 4:09 am
'Zoombombing' Becomes A Dangerous Organized Effort

Zoom, the videoconferencing app, has become a target for harassment and abuse coordinated in private off-platform chats.

5 Apr 2020 2:09 am
The Wild And Crazy Online Forum Tracking The Coronavirus Dead

Due to its long history and tendency toward gallows humor and infighting, alt.obituaries provides a strange, fascinating look at how COVID-19 deaths are dealt with online.

5 Apr 2020 2:09 am
Guy Taking A Morning Jog Notices A Striking Trend In His Neighbor's Recycling Bins

Jake Enyeart, a former contestant on The Bachelorette, was out for a run when he couldn't help but make a recurring observation on recycling day.

5 Apr 2020 2:09 am
How Epidemics Of The Past Changed The Way Americans Lived

Past public health crises inspired innovations in infrastructure, education, fundraising and civic debate

5 Apr 2020 12:09 am
Zoom Is Easy To Use But At What Cost To Security And Privacy?

An overview of the security issues surrounding the popular remote conferencing service.

5 Apr 2020 12:09 am
A Cocktail At 9:30 AM? Sure, Why Not

As we approach day 300 of being confined to our homes, we no longer have any concept of time.

5 Apr 2020 12:09 am
After 9/11, America Rallied Behind New York. Not This Time

The last time New York was the center of a catastrophe, America rallied behind it. The nation's reaction to its coronavirus outbreak is a different story.

5 Apr 2020 12:09 am
Trump Fires Intelligence Community Watchdog Who Defied Him On Whistleblower Complaint

The president informed Congress of the move in a Friday-evening letter to the House and Senate intelligence committees.

4 Apr 2020 10:09 pm
Watch Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder And John Legend Perform 'Lean On Me' At The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The soul legend gave his final public performance at his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2015.

4 Apr 2020 10:09 pm
Domestic Violence And Coronavirus: Hell Behind Closed Doors

It is up to us to raise money, space, and resources for survivors of domestic violence.

4 Apr 2020 10:09 pm
What The Coronavirus Is Doing To Rural Georgia

The pandemic hits a region that was already struggling to address its medical needs.

4 Apr 2020 10:09 pm
A Long Pandemic Could Stretch The International Order To Its Breaking Point

The greatest error that geopolitical analysts can make may be believing that the crisis will be over in three to four months.

4 Apr 2020 8:09 pm
The United States Was Beset By Denial And Dysfunction As The Coronavirus Raged

From the Oval Office to the CDC, political and institutional failures cascaded through the system and opportunities to mitigate the pandemic were lost.

4 Apr 2020 8:09 pm
A Brutal Supercut Of Dr. Drew Being Completely Wrong About The Coronavirus

Throughout the past two months, Dr. Drew went on multiple news programs and downplayed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.

4 Apr 2020 8:09 pm
Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Own Face Mask

A homemade mask isn't a perfect substitute for a medical-grade one, but it could be a good alternative.

4 Apr 2020 8:09 pm
Cities That Went All In On Social Distancing In 1918 Emerged Stronger For It

They had lower mortality rates from the influenza pandemic. But their economies also appeared to fare better.

4 Apr 2020 8:09 pm
Meet The Xenobots, Virtual Creatures Brought To Life

Computer scientists and biologists have teamed up to make a new class of living robotics that challenge the boundary between digital and biological.

4 Apr 2020 8:09 pm
Airbnb, After Coronavirus

The short-term rental market is reeling from the coronavirus-driven tourism collapse. Can the industry's dominant player stage a comeback after lockdowns lift?

4 Apr 2020 2:10 am
The Power This Huge Metal Chain Whip Packs Is Insane

It's not the fastest thing in the world — until the very end, when it's like a gunshot.

4 Apr 2020 2:10 am
The Russian Plot To Take Over Hollywood

They wanted a spy at the center of the industry. He had bigger ambitions. The wild true story of wheeling and dealing double agent Boris Morros and the woman who became his nemesis.

4 Apr 2020 2:10 am
This Is How Life Under Coronavirus Will Play Out Over The Next Year

It's likely that coronavirus will loom over us until we have an effective vaccine. We need to prepare ourselves for life to be really strange for a long, long time.

4 Apr 2020 12:09 am
Why An Idaho Ski Destination Has One Of The Highest COVID-19 Rates In The Nation

Sun Valley closed its mountains on March 15th. But, even as the ski lifts stopped spinning, the confirmed coronavirus cases kept rising.

4 Apr 2020 12:09 am
This Statistical Personality Test That Shows Which Fictional Characters You Are Most Similar To Is Incredibly Comprehensive

Covering 121 questions (or 28, if you're in a rush) and 400 characters, this test isn't your regular BuzzFeed personality quiz.

4 Apr 2020 12:09 am
High Sensitivity Camera Reveal How Micro-Droplets Hang In The Air Long After Someone Has Coughed Or Sneezed

As we consider the different routes through which COVID-19 spreads, information like this is scary but vital.

4 Apr 2020 12:09 am
Apple Accidentally Reveals Unreleased AirTags In YouTube Video

Apple has seemingly foiled its characteristically tight-lipped approach to new product launches by evidently mistakenly confirming one in an unrelated YouTube tutorial on its support channel.

4 Apr 2020 12:09 am
The Doctor Came To Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him To Get Lost

When an emergency room doctor traveled from New Hampshire to battle the coronavirus in New York, he moved into his brother's building... but not for long.

4 Apr 2020 12:04 am
If You Literally Never Cook, Start Here

How to get started on your cooking journey, from frying eggs and saucing pasta to roasting chickens and making soup.

3 Apr 2020 10:10 pm
A 9-Year-Old Made A Surprisingly Impressive Stop-Motion Animation Out Of Legos

A young aspiring filmmaker made a short film using Legos and a lot of patience.

3 Apr 2020 10:10 pm
Canceling Everything Was The Easy Part. The Decisions Are Only Going To Get Harder

Shutting entire states down was painful, but clearly necessary. Governors still have many ugly choices ahead of them.

3 Apr 2020 10:09 pm
This Guy's Custom Video Zoom Background Is Absolutely Brilliant

Quarantine sucks, but at least the boredom is sparking new levels of creativity.

3 Apr 2020 10:09 pm
Jared Kushner Said The National Stockpile Wasn't For The States, Contradicting The Stockpile's Website. So The Government Changed The Website

The text on the Strategic National Stockpile's public website was changed on Friday after backlash to Kushner's statement on Thursday.

3 Apr 2020 10:09 pm
Watch SpaceX's Latest Starship Prototype Implode And Collapse During Test

The latest prototype of Elon Musk's Starship failed during a test where it was filled with liquid nitrogen at flight pressures.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
A Woman Was Arrested For Failing To Socially Distance. She Spent The Next 36 Hours Packed In A Cell With Two Dozen Other Women

As Governor Andrew Cuomo calls on the NYPD to be more aggressive, community advocates say police are making problems worse.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
Car Detailer Cleans Up A $1 Million Car That's Been Sitting In A Secret Warehouse For 32 Years

There are only a two known V8 Bizzarrini P538s in existence, and one was sitting under layers of dirt in a secret warehouse.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
I Lived Off Homemade Soylent For A Week During A Global Crisis

While some out here are leaning hard into home cooking, it might actually be a good time to perfect self-sustenance.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
In Dr. Fauci We Stan: How The Coronavirus Leader Became A Beloved Meme

Dr. Fauci stans have created Facebook fan clubs, TikTok videos, donuts, and even prayer candles in celebration of the scientist leading the Trump White House's novel coronavirus response.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
Yes, We Need to Measure Lives Against Money. Here's How

When can America reopen from its coronavirus shutdown? The answer depends how you weigh human health against the economy. Politico asked experts how to think about the tricky calculus.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
How Fast The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Growing In Hundreds Of US Communities

Tracking coronavirus growth rates in metro areas around the nation.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
The Week's Best Quarantine Memes, Ranked

All the internet can talk about is coronavirus, which means there are lots of memes about it. Here are some of the funniest.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
Navy Crew Cheers Captain Who Was Fired For Speaking Out About Coronavirus Outbreak On Ship

Hundreds of sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt gave an enthusiastic send off to Captain Brett Crozier after being relieved of duty for too widely disseminating a letter warning that the coronavirus threatened the lives of his crew.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
Americans Are Underestimating How Long Coronavirus Disruptions Will Last, Health Experts Say

Many experts believe that experts say that, even if some restrictions are relaxed, it's unlikely life as normal will resume in early May.

3 Apr 2020 8:05 pm
The Numbers Of Jobless Claims In The US From 1987 To Right Now, Visualized

6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, a startling historical high.

3 Apr 2020 8:09 am
The Precarious Rise Of Six-Feet-Apart Walking Dates

While video chatting is too little, and going to someone's apartment is too much, going for a distanced stroll can feel just right — and a little hot.

3 Apr 2020 5:21 am
The Stark Differences In Countries' Coronavirus Case Fatality Rates, Explained

Italy's case fatality rate is 10 times higher than Germany's. Learning why could help save lives.

3 Apr 2020 4:10 am
This App That Turns Your Photos In Paintings In The Style Of Famous Artists Is A Perfect Way To Waste Some Time

Even seemingly ordinary photos can look extraordinary when you transform it in the style of a Van Gogh or an Andy Warhol.

3 Apr 2020 4:10 am
SNL's Melissa Villaseor Delivers A Spot-On Impression Of 'John Mulaney In Quarantine'

She's captured his cadence, tone and general delivery so perfectly it's eerie.

3 Apr 2020 4:10 am
In An Alaska Town Where Almost Everyone Lives Under The Same Roof, The Pandemic Threat Feels Different

About 80% of the residents of Whittier live in a single high-rise apartment building.

3 Apr 2020 4:10 am