Futurism Newsletter


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The Future Is Outside. Get Out There.

5 JUNE 2020

TOP STORY

Experts: Protests Unlikely to Cause Huge Wave of COVID Cases

Thousands of protests have taken to the streets, largely in the United States but also across the world, to protest police brutality and systemic racism in law enforcement.

While many protesters have adhered to social distancing measures and the majority are wearing masks, health officials have raised concerns about whether the demonstrations could trigger a second wave of coronavirus cases, especially in larger cities like New York.

But not everybody agrees that protesters are at high risk of spreading the deadly virus.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEElon Musk Calls To “Break Up Amazon”

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TWOAir Force Pilots Are About to Do Battle With Autonomous Drones

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THREEGoogle: Foreign Hackers Targeting Both Trump and Biden Campaigns

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OF INTEREST

NASA and SpaceX Employees Reportedly Furious at Trump Admin

A new petition, signed by thousands of people, is calling for U.S. President Donald Trump to stop taking credit for SpaceX and NASA accomplishments. The petition was created in response to a recent “Make Space Great Again” video released by Trump’s reelection campaign, which included footage of SpaceX’s recent successful launch of two NASA astronauts.

“This campaign video, created on June 3rd, implies that the return of crewed launch on U.S. soil is solely to the credit of his Administration,” reads the petition.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

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