Marvel Comics recently introduced the proteges that will mentor under the original New Warriors in the Outlawed spinoff miniseries. One of the "new" New Warriors, Snowflake, has been confirmed to be a non-binary superhero. "Snowflake is non-binary and goes by they/them, and has the power to generate individual crystalized snowflake-shaped shurikens," New Warriors writer Daniel Kibblesmith told Marvel.com. "The connotations of the word 'snowflake' in our culture right now are something fragile, and this is a character who is turning it into something sharp."
More than 99% of Italy's coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country's national health authority. After deaths from the virus reached more than 2,500, with a 150% increase in the past week, health authorities have been combing through data to provide clues to help combat the spread of the disease. read more
Late Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration"the federal agency in charge of road safety in the US"took the unusual step of ordering a fleet of self-driving shuttles to stop carrying passengers. The shuttles, from the French company EasyMile, were transporting or preparing to transport riders in 16 US cities. NHTSA's order allows the vehicles to continue operating on public roads, but bans them from allowing people to climb aboard. read more
President Donald Trump on Saturday said his administration was also considering restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border, after he authorized new restrictions on travel with Iran and heightened advisories for areas in South Korea and Italy as the coronavirus spreads across the globe. read more
Tesla is facing heat from federal officials following another fatal accident involving Autopilot. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently found that Tesla's semi-autonomous driving feature was partially to blame in a 2018 fatal car crash, adding yet another accident to the technology's already worrisome record. What's even more concerning is that Tesla doesn't appear too interested in addressing these concerns. read more