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New, incredibly detailed images of COVID-19, revealing its spiky shape and interaction with human cells, have emerged which are helping scientists in the battle for a cure. 

A team of scientists in China created the first images of the COVID-19 virus in an important milestone on the road to finding a vaccine and cure.

Dr Sai Li, a structural biologist at Tsinghua University in Beijing, worked with virologists who were creating the virus in a biosafety lab in the city of Hangzhou. 

They treated the virus with a chemical to make it harmless, then sent a sample of virus-filled fluid to Li.

He and his team reduced the virus to a single drop, which Li flash-froze, and then looked at through a cryo-electron microscope.  

‘I saw a screen full of viruses,’ Li told the New York Times, looking at something that measured less

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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Kicking off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is expected to bring out massive deals on electronics, home appliances and all varieties of domestic tech. Until then, however, Amazon Canada has already begun the ramp-up to Prime Day by unveiling some sharp deals for early bird shoppers. (Check out Amazon Canada’s press release for the full list of discounts the retailer is promising.)

Here are the best of the early Amazon Prime Day deals we’ve found so far from Amazon Canada. Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication, but are subject to change (as we expect them to on Tuesday).

This story will be updated as more deals become available.

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As in the US,

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Now’s as good a time as any to pick one up.


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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon’s Prime Day is almost upon us and (for once) Australians have an advantage! Thanks to time zones, Australians will get some additional time for bargains. Prime Day kicks off in Australia midnight AEST on Oct. 13 but ends at the end of Oct. 14 Pacific Time, giving Australians a little more time to shop.

A Few Tips

  • Some deals are already available, like this limited time offer, a four-month Amazon Music subscription for a dollar.
  • The below deals are all specific to Amazon Australia, and we’ll be updating as we find more, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out some of the deals on Amazon US.  But
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Chinese astrology has it that 2020 is a “metal rat” year, and is associated with turbulence. Covid-19 has certainly provided a quantum of it. With a steep market dive in the first quarter, and sharp worldwide economic contraction, Asian business has had a rough ride. As star signs go, 2020 has so far lived up to its ratty astrological reputation.

The results of a survey conducted from August to September of Hong Kong-based Asia Business Council’s members, who are the chairmen and CEOs of some of Asia’s leading multi-national companies, collectively valued at nearly $3 trillion, and with some 3 million employees, offer insights against the turbulent backdrop of a year dominated by Covid-19. With a response rate of 83% (58 out of 70 members), the

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Facebook has restricted the distribution of the page belonging to conservative talk show host Mark Levin for “repeated sharing of false news,” according to a notice from the largest social media giant Levin shared on his account on Parler.

Levin, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump and a fierce critic of the mainstream media, denies that he’s misled anyone and accused Facebook of “censorship” and “pushing a left-wing agenda.” 

“Every link I post is from a legitimate source,” Levin wrote on Parler, a social media site favored by conservatives. “But because so many people are seeing what I’m posting and we’re within weeks of the election, it’s clear that Facebook is trying to influence the election’s outcome.” 

It wasn’t clear which posts Facebook found objectionable. The official Facebook page for The

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We’ve finally had our first look at NBA 2K21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X. A first-look trailer has shown off the visual and environmental improvements introduced for the next-gen version, including updated player models and various new court details. The trailer, captured on a PS5, shows of both of these improvements before and during a game.

Prior to this we’d seen just a tiny snippet of the PS5 version; this is much more extensive, offering some gameplay segments in a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. One of the standout elements, aside from the impressive lifelike look of the individual players, is how crowded the court and crowd appear, particularly during the pregame segment.

In the next-gen version, every single person on screen in the lower court will have their own AI routines, including the audience. In the footage, the movements of everyone in the arena–not

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On September 29th, Africans In Sports (AIS) launched season three of its interview show which features African athletes. The new AIS season is 10 episodes long and will be available to stream for free online on Facebook and YouTube, as well as to watch on PlayersTV, a new sports lifestyle network.

The athletes featured in season three of AIS include Ike Diogu, Denzel Bentley, Seye Ogunlewe, Luther Clay, Izu Ugonoh, Toks Pedro, Ngozi Onwumere, Francis Okoro, and Danny Uchechi. The season’s first episode features an interview with Seyi Olofinjana.

Coinciding with the launch of the new season, Africans In Sports has also launched a new website to offer expanded news coverage and features on African sports and lifestyle. AIS is looking for passionate sports fans interested in contributing original articles about African

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Public records show the North Carolina Department of Commerce made dozens of work orders to fix the problems.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A WCNC Charlotte Defenders investigation is revealing a long list of technical problems with North Carolina’s unemployment system — everything from computer glitches to incorrect payments. 

Public records show the North Carolina Department of Commerce made dozens of work orders to fix the problems. It comes as people say they’ve struggled to access their own accounts.

Sophie Shamsiddeen and Verna Huntley-Alexander said they faced delays accessing their accounts because of computer issues with the unemployment system.

“The website went down,” Huntley-Alexander said. “I cannot access my account.”

“There was a system glitch,” Shamsiddeen said.

The Defenders team also waited a long time for the North Carolina Department of Commerce to release public records that shed light on the problem. 

In the critical months between March and May, documents show

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