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Science May Be The Real Winner In 2020 Polls

As the 2020 election looms, an intriguing new poll shows that Americans agree on one key issue: science. The survey published by Research!America shows that Americans overwhelmingly support science, regardless of their political parties.

According to the survey analysis, a strong majority of Americans agree that “the Covid-19 pandemic is a disruptive event and requires urgent refocusing of America’s commitment to science.” 88% believe that science benefits them and 89% believe that America should maintain its global leadership in science. Exactly. 

The unprecedented avalanche of misinformation that has been spread during the Covid-19 pandemic has been discouraging to both scientists and the public they serve. As people struggle to find the information they need to make decisions about life in the pandemic, the survey indicates that they still consider science the standard. 

Not only were survey participants committed to science,

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Roku Stock Is a Winner, But How Much Higher Can It Go?

Momentum appears to be firmly in Roku’s (ROKU) favor right now. The OTT leader’s stock closed the week at an all-time-high, and one analyst once again raised his bull-case price target for the stock.

Deutsche Bank analyst Jeffrey Rand reiterated a Buy rating on Roku shares and increased the price target from $185 to $235. (To watch Rand’s track record, click here)

What’s behind the positive assessment? Rand’s explanation is simple and clear.

“We have become more positive on Roku as consumers continue to stream more content due to the pandemic and advertisers appear to be spending again after pausing/delaying advertising in 2Q,” the analyst said. “Additionally, we believe concerns about Roku losing its role as the go-to platform for all content have diminished with the agreement of a deal with NBC/Peacock and we continue to believe a deal with HBO Max gets worked out in the

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Mario Molina, Mexico chemistry Nobel winner, dies at 77

Mario Molina, Mexico chemistry Nobel winner, dies at 77
In this Feb 25. 2010 file photo, Mexico’s Nobel Chemistry Prize laureate Mario Molina gestures during a conference on global warming in Guadalajara, Mexico. Molina has died on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, his family informed. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File)

Mario Molina, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995 and the only Mexican scientist to be honored with a Nobel, died Wednesday in his native Mexico City. He was 77 years old.

Molina’s faamily announced his death in a brief statement through the institute that carried his name. It did not give a cause of death.

He won the prize along with scientists Frank Sherwood Rowland of the United States and Paul Crutzen of the Netherlands for their research into climate change.

Molina and Rowland published a paper in 1974 that saw the thinning of the ozone layer as a consequence of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, chemicals used in a

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Contact Tracing by Avaya Named a 2020 Pandemic Tech Innovation Award Winner for Exceptional Innovation

Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, announced today that its Contact Tracing solutions have won a 2020 Pandemic Tech Innovation Award for Exceptional Innovation. The award from TMC Labs recognizes hardware, software, devices/peripherals, applications and services that help society and business function effectively in the face of challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Tracing has been widely recognized as a key factor to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on communities, and enable organizations, businesses and people to open up and return safely to work, to school and to recreation. Among approximately 80 percent of public and private organizations planning to reopen with a safe return, 25 percent are implementing some sort of Contact Tracing program or plan. Contact Tracing from Avaya, leveraging its innovative contact center and collaboration solutions, helps organizations effectively collect, manage and leverage massive amounts of

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The Invesco QQQ Trust Can Still Be a Winner

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This article is a part of InvestorPlace.com’s Best ETFs for 2020 contest. The reader’s choice for the contest is the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ).

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Since the last update on our reader’s choice for the best ETFs of 2020, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) climbed more than 15%. As of this writing, it has managed to reach a 31% year-to-date gain.

Although this is an impressive leap, especially considering that in the first quarter it was down 16% (largely due to the novel coronavirus pandemic), it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. If you look at its performance in just the last month, you’ll notice that it has shed nearly 6%.


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What Happened to QQQ?

Broadly speaking, the QQQ ETF is an

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CoderZ Named 2020 Tech Edvocate Award Winner for Best Coding App or Tool

CoderZ, an online learning environment where students learn robotics and STEM by coding virtual robots, has been named a 2020 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Coding App or Tool category.

“The Tech Edvocate Award represents the combined opinion of industry insiders, knowledgeable educators, and interested parents,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of CoderZ. “It’s an honor to have our coding and robotics curriculum and its game-based design and instructional model chosen as a solution that is positively impacting teaching and learning—and this has never been more important than during this unprecedented time of COVID-19.”

This is the fourth year of the Tech Edvocate Awards, which recognizes outstanding edtech products that support students across the Pre-K-20 sector by catering to identified classroom and learning needs. Winners and finalists were selected by a panel of educators and industry experts who reviewed the submissions and judged the products and services based on

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The big winner of Apple’s new One subscription bundle is Apple TV Plus

Apple’s new Apple One bundle, which gives customers an assortment of Apple-owned services for a monthly fee, is likely to help out subscriptions for all of its offerings, but few need it as much as TV Plus.

Apple has been relatively quiet about anything related to TV Plus’ metrics in the almost year it’s been out. There are no subscriber numbers, no big displays of bragging about The Morning Show or Ted Lasso’s viewership figures. (In fairness to Apple, the company hasn’t given an update on Apple Music subscribers since June 2019, and while CEO Tim Cook did share this year that Apple News has 125 million subscribers, he chose not to disclose how many people signed up for $10 subscription version.) All that exists is reports from third-party analytics firms and articles from Bloomberg — one which suggested earlier this year that Apple TV Plus had 10 million

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Microsoft’s Bid To Buy TikTok Has Been Rejected; Oracle Emerges As Winner

Microsoft will not acquire TikTok’s US operations. The Xbox company announced on Sunday evening that TikTok owner ByteDance has rejected Microsoft’s offer.

Microsoft said it believes its proposal was a good one, but the two companies ultimately could not come to terms. The Wall Street Journal reported that Oracle has emerged victorious in the discussions, though it’s not an outright sale. Instead, Oracle will become TikTok’s “trusted tech parter” in the US.

Microsoft’s statement follows below.

“ByteDance let us know today they would not be selling TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft,” the company said. “We are confident our proposal would have been good for TikTok’s users, while protecting national security interests.

“To do this, we would have made significant changes to ensure the service met the highest standards for security, privacy, online safety, and combatting disinformation, and we made these principles clear in our August statement,” Microsoft added. “We look

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Raz-Plus ELL Edition from Learning A-Z Named 2020 Tech Edvocate Winner for Best Language Learning App or Tool


Wells Fargo: 3 Stocks That Could Climb Over 50%

A speculative fever from the bulls pushed the market to historic heights, but have the bears now been vindicated? Following a record breaking five-month rally, stocks have dipped from their record highs. The recent decline had been preceded by warnings, which had been making the rounds for weeks, that a reality check was overdue. Weighing in for Wells Fargo, senior global equity strategist Scott Wren stated, “We have not had much give back in this gigantic run that we’ve had. So inevitably the stock market sell-off was bound to happen.” This, however, is not to say that exciting plays can’t be found in the current financial environment. “Certainly, pullbacks are opportunities in our minds,” the strategist explained.Taking Wren’s strategy to heart, the analysts at Wells Fargo are pounding the table on three stocks. According to these pros, each could gain

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Meet the final round judges who will decide the winner of this year’s Disrupt Battlefield Competition

It’s never easy, deciding which of the 20 companies that make it into the Disrupt Battlefield Competition will be anointed its winner. There’s just so much at stake each year, and at Disrupt 2020 this September 14-18, the stakes are even higher.

For that one startup that makes it all the way through the gauntlet, winning means $100,000, along with some serious bragging rights, which is nontrivial. But it can also be life-changing, given the interest the winner receives from customers, from investors, and from the corporate development teams of the world’s biggest companies. (While some past winners have gone public, like Dropbox, others have quickly sold, like Mint and Vurb.)

The winner each year also benefits from the kind of media exposure that’s virtually impossible for a young startup to enjoy elsewhere.

It’s because TechCrunch takes such pride in getting our winners right that the group of judges who

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