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Science 2021-05-22T10:00:00Z
Indians wait in line to refill oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients

Experts say it's too convenient for politicians to blame COVID-19 outbreaks on variants — we have the tools fight them, we just need to use them

The current variants may help the coronavirus spread better, but the virus hasn't changed enough to render our disease-fighting playbook ineffective.
Science 2021-05-22T06:08:07Z

These are the states most at risk of a COVID-19 resurgence thanks to a drop in vaccinations

More than 60% of American adults have already received at least one shot and a little less than 40% are fully vaccinated.
Science 2021-05-21T20:15:59Z
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Here are all the states offering cash prizes as an incentive to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Residents of Ohio, New York, Maryland, Kentucky, and Oregon will get a shot at cash prizes for getting the COVID-19 shot.
Science 2021-05-21T12:59:26Z

New photo shows the oldest-ever spiral galaxy, which was formed at least 1 billion years earlier than previously thought

The findings can provide clues on how spiral galaxies like the Milky Way have formed, a leading researcher told Insider.
Healthcare 2021-05-21T11:57:18Z

The new CDC mask guidelines are confusing and could actually make the spread of COVID-19 worse, a group of leading physicians said

The CDC's science was sound, but the guidelines lacked context and could cause people to ignore mask mandates, the experts said.
Science 2021-05-20T20:30:06Z

How heart disease created America's wine industry

For decades, red wine has been the "healthy" alcohol, set on a pedestal against its contemporaries. But, is red wine actually good for you?
Science 2021-05-20T19:10:58Z

Maryland announces $2 million in lottery prizes for those in the state who get vaccinated

The state follows Ohio and New York in offering cash to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Politics 2021-05-20T18:13:38Z

7 maps and charts that show what could happen if Roe v. Wade fell

The Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade granted Americans the right to abortion in 1973, but the reality of that right today varies dramatically by state.
News 2021-05-20T17:07:51Z

New York announced a $5 million 'Vax & Scratch' lottery for people who get vaccinated

The "Vax & Scratch" lottery, launched to encourage more people to gat vaccinated against COVID-19, will also have smaller prizes.
Science 2021-05-20T14:30:00Z

Why do wisdom teeth suck?

Wisdom teeth can cause infections and rack up dental costs. For our ancestors, however, wisdom teeth were much more useful than they are today.
Science 2021-05-20T13:16:00Z

A lunar eclipse will coincide with a 'super blood moon' next week. Here's how to spot the rare event.

The best viewing spots in the US are in Alaska and Hawaii, but most western states should have a decent view of the eclipse.
Premium Healthcare 2021-05-20T13:00:22Z

Novavax could have the 'best' COVID-19 shot, but new delays are raising questions about the $10 billion biotech's path to profits

The biotech has enjoyed a stunning turnaround after three decades of toiling in the drug industry. But will its COVID-19 shot come soon enough?
Science 2021-05-20T12:37:00Z

NASA has led 7 asteroid-impact simulations. Only once did experts figure out how to stop the space rock from hitting Earth.

Since 2013, NASA has been leading exercises in which experts confront a fictitious Earth-bound asteroid. The outcomes are grim.
Science 2021-05-20T12:31:12Z

The WHO's Europe director says fully vaccinated people should still wear a mask, breaking with CDC guidance

Hans Kluge said people should also "rethink or avoid" international travel, in a departure from the EU position.
Healthcare 2021-05-20T12:07:04Z

Some staff didn't shower or change at the Baltimore factory that contaminated up to 15 million J&J vaccine doses, according to an FDA report

One associate at the Emergent BioSolutions plant documented just one shower in 19 days of work, the FDA's report said.
Science 2021-05-20T11:44:59Z

An iceberg about 70 times the size of Manhattan broke off from Antarctica, creating the world's largest iceberg

The iceberg is over 1,600 square miles, the European Space Agency said on Wednesday. Scientists said climate change was not to blame.

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Premium Science 2021-05-20T11:26:39Z

Experts explain why the mRNA tech that revolutionized COVID-19 vaccines could be the answer to incurable diseases, heart attacks, and even snake bites: 'The possibilities are endless'

The potential of mRNA goes beyond COVID-19 vaccines: it could theoretically repair any protein in the body, treating malaria, heart attacks, and more.
Science 2021-05-19T23:38:26Z

China's Mars rover has beamed back its first images of the red planet

China landed its Zhurong rover on Mars Saturday. After taking photos, the rover will start scanning the planet's volcanic-rock fields for water ice.
Science 2021-05-19T22:01:52Z

European countries will soon accept vaccinated US travelers. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

Greece and Iceland, among the few countries currently open to US tourists, accept the CDC's vaccination cards as official documentation.
Science 2021-05-19T20:29:57Z

How this cat survived a 32-story fall

Cats famously land on their feet, but they use a different technique to survive high falls. Here's how they can fall 32 stories with limited injuries.
Science 2021-05-19T20:06:23Z

Deadly fungi are becoming drug-resistant, and it's the next big public health threat, experts say

Before COVID-19 was even a part of our vocabulary, the CDC had long been monitoring a different, increasingly urgent threat.
Science 2021-05-19T20:03:45Z

100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine need to be checked for contamination and may need to be thrown out

The millions of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses haven't been distributed to the public and are from a plagued Emergent BioSolutions facility.
Science 2021-05-19T15:18:23Z

One chart shows the most common vaccine side effects for young people from 12 to 25, based on which dose they got

Adolescents in Pfizer's clinical trials seemed to develop side effects more frequently than adults did.
Science 2021-05-19T12:48:00Z

A mix-and-match vaccine study suggests one shot of AstraZeneca followed by one shot of Pfizer is effective

Antibody levels were 40 times higher for people who got Pfizer's vaccine two weeks after AstraZeneca's, compared with people who only had one shot.
Science 2021-05-19T12:35:00Z

2 factors not included in the CDC guidelines can help you decide when it's really safe to go maskless

If cases in your local community start rising or relatively few people have been vaccinated in your area, consider keeping your mask on.
Science 2021-05-19T12:21:18Z

Fauci says people are 'misinterpreting' the new CDC mask guidance and it didn't mean everyone could take off their masks

Fauci told Axios: "I think people are misinterpreting, thinking that this is a removal of a mask mandate for everyone. It's not."
Science 2021-05-19T11:29:22Z

Fauci says the COVID-19 vaccines available in the US are likely to work against the variant first found in India

Several studies published in the last few days support this, Dr. Anthony Fauci told a White House press briefing on Tuesday.
Science 2021-05-19T08:38:54Z

India has reported the highest COVID-19 daily death toll in the world, breaking a past record held by the US

India's health ministry said 4,529 deaths were recorded on Tuesday. The US previously held the record, with 4,475 deaths recorded on January 12.
International 2021-05-19T01:38:53Z

A cyclone in India's western states has complicated efforts to slow down the COVID-19 spread as cases surpass 25 million

India also suffered its deadliest day from the pandemic on Tuesday with 4,329 deaths recorded over the past 24 hours.
Science 2021-05-18T22:04:00Z

The technology, devices, and benefits of remote patient monitoring in the healthcare industry

What if your doctor could treat you from the comfort of your own 合约数字币和虚拟币home? Remote patient monitoring devices seek to do just that! Learn about RPM, devices and systems in this growing health market segment.
Science 2021-05-18T21:45:19Z

White House advisor Andy Slavitt revealed his son is battling long COVID, as he warned young people to take the virus seriously

At a White House briefing on Tuesday, Andy Slavitt said his son has tachycardia (or, fast heart rate) and shortness of breath from long COVID.
Science 2021-05-18T19:17:39Z

How to keep your goldfish alive for 15 years

Goldfish are supposed to live at least 15 years. But unless their tank is specially prepared, toxins from their poop accumulates and can kill them.
Tech 2021-05-18T17:54:29Z

The jury is out on the effectiveness of microdosing psychedelics, experts say, but definitely don't do it at work

The firing of a CEO who took LSD at work has renewed the conversation about the benefits and risks of using tiny amounts of illegal drugs.
Science 2021-05-18T16:02:12Z

Why we still haven't been able to find aliens

Despite how hard we try, we haven't discovered any alien life in space. But these three scientific theories might give us an idea about why we seem to come up empty-handed in our search.
Science 2021-05-18T12:51:00Z

A promising new vaccine candidate could protect us from multiple coronaviruses — including some that haven't jumped to humans yet

The "pancoronavirus" vaccine technology has been tested in monkeys so far. It could mean coronavirus shots won't have to be given seasonally.
Science 2021-05-18T12:03:00Z

Feel like fixing the climate crisis is your personal responsibility? ExxonMobil has been telling you that for 20 years, a study found.

Many people see the climate crisis as a consumer problem. Two Harvard researchers think ExxonMobil helped to make that framing popular.
Healthcare 2021-05-18T08:55:08Z

Nearly every US state is dropping mask mandates for fully vaccinated people following new CDC guidelines. Here are the current rules in different states.

The CDC said vaccinated people don't need masks indoors. States can set their own rules, but nearly all of them are following the CDC guidelines.
Military & Defense 2021-05-18T08:49:30Z

Israeli airstrikes wrecked the only coronavirus testing lab in Gaza

Local ities said the al-Rimal clinic had to stop carrying out testing after it was damaged in Israeli strikes.
Science 2021-05-17T23:24:24Z

A sun-skimming spacecraft captured video of a massive plasma eruption on the solar surface for the first time

The sun's outbursts can send plasma and electrically charged particles careening toward Earth. This solar probe is designed to study them.
Science 2021-05-17T20:10:09Z

The US will send 13% of its vaccine supply overseas in the next 6 weeks, after the WHO said the world faces 'vaccine apartheid'

The Biden administration will give away 20 million leftover doses of Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna — plus 60 million AstraZeneca shots.
Science 2021-05-17T19:23:20Z

What it's like in the death zone of Everest, K2, and other mountains

The "Death Zone" is a region near the top of world's tallest mountains that earns the name because humans aren't meant to survive there.
Science 2021-05-17T17:15:00Z

Dermatologists debunk 12 acne myths

Dermatologists debunk myths like greasy food causes acne, pimples are only on your face, drinking water clears your skin, and aspirin stops breakouts.
Science 2021-05-17T16:51:41Z

The US is studying how COVID-19 vaccines work in people with suppressed immune systems — after research suggested they develop fewer antibodies from the shots

People with immune disorders were excluded from COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. It's unclear if vaccines are effective for people in this group.
News 2021-05-17T16:18:27Z

New York will drop its mask mandate for vaccinated people on Wednesday

The new mask requirements echo a recent advisory from the CDC stating vaccinated people don't need to wear masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.
Science 2021-05-17T14:19:24Z

COVAX has received zero shipments — making it 140 million doses short — since March because of India's outbreak

COVAX, the WHO-led project to vaccinate the world's poorest nations, aims to vaccinate 2 billion people by the end of 2021.
Healthcare 2021-05-17T05:30:00Z

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline say their COVID-19 vaccine triggers a strong immune response, bolstering the late-comer program's potential as a booster shot

The two vaccine-making giants plan to launch a 35,000-person study in the next few weeks, aiming to secure approval before year's end.
Military & Defense 2021-05-16T17:38:27Z

A Space Force Commander was fired after comments made on conservative podcasts about diversity and Marxism

When asked for an example, Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier mentioned The New York Times' 1619 project, which examines the legacy of slavery in the US.
Healthcare 2021-05-16T16:37:33Z

I lost 35 pounds during the pandemic after a health scare that had nothing to do with COVID. Here's how I did it while also building Insider's new DC bureau.

The story of how my health took such a dramatic turn for the better amid the coronavirus lockdown dovetails with another healthy change in my life.
News 2021-05-16T15:47:50Z

CDC director says agency won't change guidance on schools before end of the academic year because 'most kids' won't be vaccinated

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the agency will first update rules for summer camps now that children aged 12-15 can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Science 2021-05-16T15:40:06Z

Chernobyl's nuclear fuel is smoldering again and there's a 'possibility' of another accident, scientists say

Researchers at the site of the catastrophic 1986 nuclear explosion in Ukraine have detected a spike of neutrons in an underground room at the power plant.
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