‘Could You Survive The Movies?’ Renewed For Season 2 By YouTube

Are you ready to test the science of magic in the Harry Potter films? YouTube Originals has ordered a second season of Could You Survive the Movies? — its docuseries that picked up a Daytime Emmy over the weekend.

Hosted by YouTuber Jake Roper, the series from Ample Entertainment explores the magic and science behind classic movies including Back to the Future, Jumanji and Die Hard. The new season set for early 2021 will look at the power of water in Titanic, the science of sound and acoustics behind A Quiet Place and more — along with the Potter examination.

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Roper and his team of “EduTubers” use immersive re-creations that blend unscripted scientific exploration with narrative storytelling. Each experiment transports viewers as the crew investigates the science of their favorite films — all while attempting to answer the important question: Could you survive the movies?

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Prince George’s Announces School Schedules, Plan For Fall Classes

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD — Two weeks after committing to online classes until at least 2021, Prince George’s County Public Schools announced its distance learning plan Monday afternoon. The proposal includes live instruction, independent practice and Chromebooks for every student.

“I understand that there is no perfect solution,” school system CEO Monica Goldson said in letter attached to the plan. “Our next steps will be guided by our goal of protecting and enriching the entire PGCPS community.”

Students’ class schedules will be available on SchoolMax, the system’s e-learning platform, on Aug. 21. These virtual schedules will flow much like a typical school day.

Each day will start at 8 a.m. and have four periods. Elementary school students will have live lessons in all four classes. Middle and high school students will get a mixture of live and prerecorded instruction. Whether lessons are real-time or taped, teachers will take attendance

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The week when everything changed for Trump

Trump at White House
Trump at White House

It’s as though in January 2017, Donald Trump was given a shiny, new car. The best, most beautiful car the world has ever seen. And in July 2020, the president made an important discovery about it.

It has a reverse gear.

It was an extra on the car he never thought he’d need – and certainly never intended to use. But on Monday, he put the car into reverse, and wrestle as he might with the gearstick and clutch, he now can’t stop the blasted thing from going backwards.

Or to change the metaphor – and borrow the language used this week by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to describe his Labour opponent – from the president this week there have been more flip-flops than Bournemouth beach.

Just to recap, masks – which the president used to deride as “politically correct” – are now an act

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CDC makes new death toll prediction for mid-August

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 631,000 people worldwide.

Over 15.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4 million diagnosed cases and at least 144,167 deaths.

California reports record number of daily fatalities University of Arizona to reopen in August amid state’s surge  Positivity rate up to 13.2% among young New Yorkers

Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.

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