NASA's Perseverance rover just went for its first drive on Mars, then spotted its own wheel tracks in the dirt
Perseverance's six-wheel drive leaves quite an imprint in its path. Those wheels are ready to carry the rover over an ancient river delta.
An Eiffel Tower-sized asteroid is about to whiz by Earth. When it returns in 8 years, it could cross paths with our satellites.
On Friday night, the asteroid Apophis will pass by Earth. When it returns in 2029, its orbit may put it on a collision path with some satellites.
Delaney DePue used to train 20 hours a week for competitive dance. Now the COVID-19 survivor has a lung disease more common in older adult smokers.
A future COVID-19 vaccine could be squirted up the nose. The nasal spray could stop transmission, especially in kids.
A company called Altimmune is working on a nasal-spray version of a COVID-19 vaccine. The technology could stem the virus' spread better than shots.
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine has some unique features that make it the single best tool for ending the pandemic
We've had some issues with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will greatly improve the supply chain.
The WHO team probing the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan is scrapping its interim report. Critics say China never gave them a real chance to investigate.
A full report will be published "in coming weeks," the WHO said. The news comes the independence of the investigation continued to be questioned.
A California city gave some residents $500 per month. After a year, their unemployment rate had dropped, while the control group's rose.
The group that didn't receive the stipends saw unemployment rise from 14% in February 2019 to 15% in February 2020.
Russia has struck deals to supply its vaccine to over 40 countries as poorer nations struggle to access Western shots
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has found takers around the world, as Western powers like the EU and the US monopolize doses from Pfizer and Moderna.
Brazil's president, presiding over one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks, tells people to 'stop whining'
After a year spreading coronavirus misinformation, President Jair Bolsonaro is downplaying the virus even as Brazil's outbreak surges to new heights.
Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter a report
New reports suggest Gov. Andrew Cuomo's advisors clashed with state health officials and tried to hide the death toll for months.
A cyberpunk scene at SpaceX's launch facilities: A robot dog inspected the wreckage of a Starship rocket prototype
SpaceX engineers can't always approach an exploded rocket safely. That's most likely why Zeus the robo-dog was there.
COVID advice needs to be hopeful and realistic — and needs to tell people vaccines allow less restriction
The end of the acute phase of the epidemic is in sight. If public health officials don't admit that, the public won't listen to their warnings.
Read the pitch deck that buzzy startup Devoted Health used to reach a $1.8 billion valuation before it signed up a single customer
BI Prime offers an inside look at the pitch deck that helped Devoted Health each a $1.8 billion valuation before signing up a single customer.
SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb and others want to bring high-speed internet to every part of the world. But experts worry this could come at a cost for space exploration.
Social media posts and online ads claiming to sell COVID-19 vaccines are lying. Here's how to protect yourself from getting scammed.
From a smuggling ring in China to a purported biotech exec in Washington State, bad actors are hawking fake coronavirus vaccines and treatments.
Check to see if your BMI is in the 'obese' range, because you may be able to get an early COVID-19 vaccine
Having obesity makes you eligible for an early COVID-19 vaccine in several states. Evidence shows it can be a risk for severe infection.
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Venus flytraps catch prey faster than you can blink. When a bug brushes against trigger hairs, electrical signals tell the two pads to slam together.
2 Spanish princesses got their COVID-19 vaccine in the UAE months before they would have been eligible at home
Princesses Elena and Cristina said they got the vaccine as a condition of being able to visit their father, who is exiled in Abu Dhabi.
EXCLUSIVE: Inside Google's top-secret project to give you superhuman hearing. Code name: 'Wolverine.'
X, Alphabet's moon-shots factory, has been working on a device that it believes could be the future of hearing, and the project is picking up speed.
The CDC delayed its looser rules for vaccinated people, while states ease restrictions despite being told it's too soon
The CDC guidelines were due to arrive Thursday. The reason for the delay is unclear, but some states are reopening faster than the White House wants.
Synthetic biology is a topic of interest within Ireland as many research centers make investments into its various applications, such as gene therapy.
A wealthy Florida Keys community received vaccines before the rest of the state. A month later, one resident sent $250,000 to the governor.
The Miami Herald report came amid criticism of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, who has been accused of playing favorites with vaccine distribution.
Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-humans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 outside of an experiment
Researchers are hoping the new ape-appropriate vaccine will help them better understand the coronavirus and its effects on apes in the wild.
States like Texas and Mississippi are lifting COVID-19 mask mandates, but with the pace of vaccinations and spread of variants, experts say it's too soon
While experts told Insider some restrictions could be eased as case numbers decrease, they agreed masks should be the last to go.
SpaceX has flown Starship prototypes to this height three times. This was the first time the rocket landed without exploding immediately.
A popular flea collar was linked to nearly 1,700 animal deaths, report says, but the EPA hasn't issued any warnings about it
Seresto flea and tick collars for cats and dogs have been linked to thousands of animal injuries and deaths since 2012, USA Today found.
Watch live: SpaceX is launching a new Starship rocket prototype. The last 2 attempts ended in explosions.
Elon Musk gives the newest Starship prototype, SN10, a 60% chance of a successful landing. Its predecessors slammed into the ground.
Quantum computing startup D-Wave says that it's proved the power of quantum computing on a practical problem for the first time
D-Wave's experiment showed that its quantum computer was 3 million times faster than a classical computer
The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths
The first real-world data shows coronavirus vaccines can help us forge a path out of the pandemic.
What to expect after a COVID-19 vaccine, from how long side effects last to when protection kicks in
COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna take more than a month, and a second jab, to become fully effective. J&J's one dose vaccine takes 28 days.
BIG TECH IN HEALTHCARE: Here's who wins and loses as Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft hone in on niche sectors of healthcare
This report explores the key strengths and offerings the Big Four tech giants – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft – bring to healthcare.
Scientists spotted a 'space hurricane' swirling above the magnetic north pole. It was raining charged solar particles.
Satellites observed a swirling storm above the magnetic north pole in 2014. It was the first space hurricane ever spotted, according to a new study.
With J&J's vaccine, the US will have enough coronavirus shots for every adult in May, Biden says. Here's your vaccination timeline.
The US could distribute 500 million doses by the end of May — enough to vaccinate all of its adult population.
Dr. Fauci has a stunningly simple way to explain how Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine differs from Pfizer's and Moderna's shots
All three of the COVID-19 shots authorized for use in the US train the body to recognize the coronavirus, but J&J's uses a cold virus instead of mRNA.
Meet the top 14 psychedelics startups raising the most cash to develop new ways of treating depression, addiction, and more
Insider identified the psychedelics companies that raised the most funding in 2020. Atai, at the top of our list, raised $125 million in November.
Which activities are safe once you're fully vaccinated? Experts say movies, travel, and family gatherings are on the table
Public-health experts say it's probably safe for vaccinated people to meet for dinner or gather together indoors.
Cuttlefish passed a version of the marshmallow test, a cognitive study for humans designed to test self-control
The cephalopods showed a capacity for self control similar to that of chimpanzees, crows and parrots, the scientists said.
Edible worms and crickets are becoming big business. Here are 10 companies hoping to cash in on a growing trend.
Mealworms are set to be huge business. An EU ruling deeming them safe for human consumption has added to the boom.
A succession of communication blunders about the vaccine has led some Europeans to see it as second rate.
A Texas ER doctor said the governor reopening too soon is 'devastating' to the state's medical community
Dr. Natasha Kathuria, an ER doctor based in Austin, Texas, said "we can't let our guards down this soon" amid the state's reopening plans.
Texas Gov. Abbott has reopened the state '100%' amid a rebound of cases, despite regretting doing the same thing last year
Abbott regretted reopening bars too early last year. Now, he's lifted statewide restrictions as cases rebounded nearly two-fold after the winter storm.
SpaceX has already approached Cameron County, Texas, with its plan to incorporate the area into a city called Starbase.
Texas Gov. Abbott says he's opening the state '100%' and lifting the mask mandate a day after the CDC warned states not to relax COVID-19 restrictions
Texas is experiencing an uptick in reported COVID-19 cases after the winter storm, and it has more hot-spot counties than any other state.
Our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten all the lives on Earth.
Two sexologists debunk 17 myths about sex and sexuality. They talk about condoms, STIs, gender, Mountain Dew, masturbation, lube, hymens, and more.
Even fully vaccinated people will still need to wear masks and social distance in public, two senior White House officials told Politico.
People who've had COVID-19 might only need one vaccine jab — and saving shots on them could free up millions of doses for others
Some experts advocate waiving second vaccine shots for those who have had COVID-19 — but others think the approach is too risky.
SpaceX once left its rocket engineers on an island without food, leading them to mutiny, according to a new book
A SpaceX engineer told the journalist Eric Berger that workers "felt like slaves" on Omelek, working long hours and sometimes going without food.
The world will need multiple effective coronavirus vaccines to combat this pandemic. Here's the latest news on the frontrunners.
The head of the CDC warned of a 'potential 4th surge' of COVID-19 cases, despite progress with vaccine rollouts
Vaccination is the way out of the pandemic, but people must keep following CDC recommendations, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Monday.