Canadian government orders more than 75 million supplies to stockpile

The federal government is ordering more than 75 million syringes, alcohol swabs and bandages so it can inoculate Canadians as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is ready. Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Ottawa intends to stockpile enough vaccine supplies to give at least two doses to every Canadian whenever a […]

A season that saw the T-wolves star in MVP conversations quickly spiraled into disappointment and tragedy, but in making his presence felt amid the pain, he’s become an inspiration to his NBA home.

He wasn’t front and center, but Karl-Anthony Towns’ towering presence was unmistakable at a late-May rally honoring George Floyd in Minneapolis. Standing alongside former NBA veteran Stephen Jackson and current Timberwolves teammate Josh Okogie, Towns had emerged from dealing with one tragedy to grapple with anotherthat of Floyd’s killing while […]

The fish skin absorbs more than 99.5% of light thanks to pigment-packed granules

Anoplogaster cornuta. A unique arrangement of pigment-packed granules enables some fish to absorb nearly all of the light that hits their skin, so that as little as 0.05 percent of that light is reflected back.”/> Enlarge/ One specimen of the ultrablack fish species Anoplogaster cornuta. A unique arrangement of pigment-packed […]

This week we look at the political intersections between the app stores and international relations. There’s other news around regulations and lawsuits, and for fun we look at some new emoji.

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. […]

Welcome to The Exchange, an upcoming weekly newsletter featuring TechCrunch and Extra Crunch reporting on startups, money and markets. You can sign up for it here to receive it regularly when it launches on July 25th, and catch up on prior editions of the col…

Welcome to The Exchange, an upcoming weekly newsletter featuring TechCrunch and Extra Crunch reporting on startups, money and markets. You can sign up for it here to receive it regularly when it launches on July 25th, and catch up on prior editions of the column and newsletter here.  It’s Saturday, July […]

  1. Police must apologise for ‘knee on neck’ arrest, says lawyer  Evening Standard
  2. Met Police ‘must apologise for knee on neck arrest’, says lawyer  Sky News
  3. Riot police clash with ravers at illegal event in north London  The Guardian …

The Met Police should apologise for an incident in which a police officer knelt on a man’s neck while arresting him, the man’s lawyer has said. Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed begging officers to get off my neck during a pavement arrest in Islington, north London, on Thursday evening. Police […]