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Monday December 7th, 2020 morning edition

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Companies are duping people into buying fake Faraday cages they say will block harmful radiation and 5G, but keep home WiFi signal intact.

A real Faraday cage, however, would block all electromagnetic radiation, including WiFi; these are basically just overpriced metal cages.

It looks like this is a ploy to take advantage of conspiracy theorists that believe false claims that 5G causes cancer or spreads COVID-19.

Let's say you hate 5G and genuinely believe it causes cancer or spreads COVID-19, despite there being no evidence to support those wild conspiracies.

This may sound like a made-up scenario, but 5G truthers really have bought these devices in droves.

If they were real Faraday cages, none of your home WiFi signal would come through.

So apparently putting Faraday cages around routers has become a thing for the 5g conspiracy nuts and there are companies out there ready to cash in. »

Drinking blocks a chemical that promotes attention

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“When we want to focus on something, or when we stand up from a chair and become active, a brain stem nucleus releases a chemical called norepinephrine.

Acute exposure to alcohol inhibits this signal in the brain,” said senior author Martin Paukert, MD, assistant professor of cellular and integrative physiology at UT Health San Antonio.

When attention is needed for a task, norepinephrine is secreted by a brain structure called the locus coeruleus. »

Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus, Trump says

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in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus.

Giuliani's diagnosis comes roughly two weeks after Andrew Giuliani, who works in the White House, tested positive for the coronavirus.

He held a lengthy, indoor, maskless press conference in late November with, among others, Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn, who tested positive for COVID-19 shortly thereafter. »

Great Barrier Reef has deteriorated to 'critical' level due to climate change

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The conservation status for Australia's Great Barrier Reef has declined from "significant concern" to "critical" due to increasing impacts associated with climate change, a new report has found.

A third of the natural World Heritage sites are currently being threatened by climate change, the IUCN reported.

In 2014, the IUCN identified climate change as the most significant potential threat, and it 2017, it became the fastest-growing threat. »

Mastercard to investigate allegations against Pornhub

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“Any assertion that we allow CSAM (child sexual abuse material) is irresponsible and flagrantly untrue,” it said in a statement emailed to Reuters.

Mastercard told Reuters in a statement that it was investigating the allegations with Pornhub’s parent MindGeek’s bank.

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman called on Mastercard and Visa Inc to temporarily withhold payments to Pornhub following the newspaper column. »