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Daily Archives: August 6, 2020

Google vs. Bing vs. DuckDuckGo: Which Is Best?

MakeTechEasier: “Like choosing a web browser, deciding on a search engine is a highly personal choice. We rely heavily on the search engine to find many different things. It can be frustrating if it does not provide the results we hope to find. As it stands today, Google is the most popular, Bing is playing catchup, and DuckDuckGo is trying a privacy-centric approach. So how do you know which one is right for you? Let’s compare Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo and see where each search giant succeeds and where they fall behind the competition…”

Can people who are asymptomatic spread coronavirus? What we know right now

CNET: “…many people are confused about whether or not asymptomatic carriers can spread COVID-19 — but the question isn’t really about that. It’s safe to assume that asymptomatic carriers can spread the disease, based on early and ongoing studies about the nature of COVID-19.  The bigger question is about how contagious these cases really are… Continue Reading

Voters Rarely Switch Parties, but Recent Shifts Further Educational, Racial Divergence

“Neither party nets an overall advantage from the 9% of voters who have switched since 2018: Overwhelming majorities of both Republican and Democratic voters have retained their party affiliation over the past two years, a tumultuous period marked by a global pandemic, mass protests against racial injustice and a presidential impeachment. Since 2018, comparably small… Continue Reading

Most Americans Say State Governments Have Lifted COVID-19 Restrictions Too Quickly

“As a growing number of states grapple with a rise in coronavirus cases, a sizable majority of U.S. adults (69%) say their greater concern is that state governments have been lifting restrictions on public activity too quickly. Fewer than half as many, just 30%, say their bigger concern is that states have been too slow… Continue Reading

COVID recovery choices shape future climate

EurekAlert: “A post-lockdown economic recovery plan that incorporates and emphasises climate-friendly choices could help significantly in the battle against global warming, according to a new study. This is despite the sudden reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants during lockdown having a negligible impact on holding down global temperature change. The researchers warn that… Continue Reading

FDIC BankFindSuite

“BankFind Suite is a way for users to search the FDIC’s extensive data records. BankFind Suite allows you to locate current and former FDIC-insured banking institutions by name, FDIC certificate number, website and/or by location. The Suite also allows a user to follow the history and financial trends of an individual institution, group of institutions,… Continue Reading

Ocean heatwaves dramatically shift habitats

NOAA – “Thermal displacement” reflects how far species must go to follow preferred temperatures. Marine heat waves across the world’s oceans can displace habitat for sea turtles, whales, and other marine life by 10s to thousands of kilometers. They dramatically shift these animals’ preferred temperatures in a fraction of the time that climate change is… Continue Reading

Attorney General James Files Lawsuit to Dissolve NRA

“New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA), the largest and most influential pro-gun organization in the nation. Attorney General James charges the organization with illegal conduct because of their diversion of millions of dollars away from the charitable mission of the organization for personal… Continue Reading