The Daily Populous

Saturday January 2nd, 2021 evening edition

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Though studies have shown certain personality traits to predict behavior during the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) pandemic, the impact of dark personality traits on affect and cognition in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet been determined.

To investigate the relationship between dark personality traits and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, data from 402 individuals (50.2% women) in the United States were analyzed.

Individuals filled out a series of questionnaires regarding their personalities and thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dark personality traits, including narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy, were measured using the Dirty Dozen questionnaire.

Individuals high in narcissism and psychopathy were less likely to engage in cleaning behaviors in response to the pandemic, whereas individuals high in sadism were more likely to engage in cleaning behaviors (P <.05).

This study showed that dark personality traits significantly predicted affect, thoughts, and behaviors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Individuals with narcissism may similarly have a negative response to the pandemic as it restricts their ability to exploit others within the social system. »

Quantum Teleportation Was Just Achieved With 90% Accuracy Over a 44km Distance

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Quantum internet technology uses qubits; unmeasured particles that remain suspended in a mix of possible states like spinning dice yet to settle.

Quantum entanglement and data teleportation is a complex science, and not even the experts fully understand how it might ultimately be used in a quantum network.

"We are very proud to have achieved this milestone on sustainable, high-performing and scalable quantum teleportation systems," says physicist Maria Spiropulu, from Caltech. »

Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood insists he is not insane after tweeting that Mike Pence should face execution by firing squad

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L. Lin Wood, a conservative attorney and Trump ally, has rejected questions about his sanity after he tweeted that Vice President Mike Pence should face a firing squad.

Wood wrote: "When arrests for treason begin, put Chief Justice John Roberts, VP Mike Pence, and Mitch McConnell at top of the list.".

Then, in reply to a tweet, Wood suggested that Pence should be executed by firing squad. »

Lil Pump banned from flying JetBlue after rapper refuses to wear face mask on flight

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Lil Pump is no longer allowed to fly on JetBlue Airways after the rapper allegedly refused to abide by the airline's COVID-19 safety protocols and wouldn't wear a face mask during a recent flight.

A JetBlue representative confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that Garcia "became verbally abusive" after he was asked "multiple times" to wear a face covering and refused.

His return reservation "was canceled and he is no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue," JetBlue rep Derek Dombrowski said. »