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Science 2021-03-05T23:43:55Z
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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.
Science 2021-03-05T22:42:28Z
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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.
Science 2021-03-05T20:15:10Z
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A 15-year-old dancer with long-haul COVID-19 now has COPD, 'a disease of the elderly'

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.
Science 2021-03-05T18:22:06Z

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.
Opinion 2021-03-05T15:33:00Z

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.
Science 2021-03-05T14:24:38Z

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.
Science 2021-03-05T14:07:00Z

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.
Science 2021-03-05T12:16:49Z

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.
Science 2021-03-05T11:46:46Z

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.
Politics 2021-03-05T04:43:56Z

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.
Science 2021-03-05T03:35:26Z

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.
Premium Opinion 2021-03-04T21:01:46Z

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.
Science 2021-03-04T20:00:00Z

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.
Science 2021-03-04T17:01:17Z

What Elon Musk's 42,000 Starlink satellites could do for — and to — planet Earth

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.
Tech 2021-03-04T16:53:27Z

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.
Science 2021-03-04T16:37:28Z

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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Science 2021-03-04T16:29:06Z

What's really going on inside an insect-munching Venus flytrap

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.
News 2021-03-04T15:38:21Z

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.
Premium Tech 2021-03-04T13:00:00Z

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.
Science 2021-03-04T11:27:28Z

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.

How Ireland is investing in a growing area of biology

Synthetic biology is a topic of interest within Ireland as many research centers make investments into its various applications, such as gene therapy.
Politics 2021-03-04T05:36:34Z

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.
Science 2021-03-04T03:40:12Z

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.
Science 2021-03-04T02:54:15Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T23:57:05Z

Minutes after a seemingly successful landing, SpaceX's Starship rocket exploded on the pad

SpaceX has flown Starship prototypes to this height three times. This was the first time the rocket landed without exploding immediately.
Science 2021-03-03T23:13:14Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T23:09:34Z

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.
Premium Enterprise 2021-03-03T22:17:49Z

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
Healthcare 2021-03-03T21:55:06Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T20:29:10Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T20:02:00Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T19:37:32Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T18:49:10Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T17:37:23Z

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.
Premium Cannabis 2021-03-03T15:46:50Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T14:11:00Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T13:50:22Z

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.
Premium Science 2021-03-03T12:49:29Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T11:20:09Z

How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

A succession of communication blunders about the vaccine has led some Europeans to see it as second rate.
Science 2021-03-03T04:29:46Z

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.
Politics 2021-03-03T02:37:05Z

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.
Science 2021-03-03T00:39:05Z

Elon Musk is trying to create a new city called 'Starbase' at SpaceX's Texas launch site

SpaceX has already approached Cameron County, Texas, with its plan to incorporate the area into a city called Starbase.
Politics 2021-03-02T21:05:52Z

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.
Science 2021-03-02T20:40:07Z

Earth's north magnetic pole is on the move — here's what will happen when our poles flip

Our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten all the lives on Earth.
Science 2021-03-02T18:15:00Z

Sexologists debunk 17 common sex myths

Two sexologists debunk 17 myths about sex and sexuality. They talk about condoms, STIs, gender, Mountain Dew, masturbation, lube, hymens, and more.
Science 2021-03-02T17:26:20Z

New CDC guidelines will reportedly tell vaccinated Americans it's safe to gather in small groups

Even fully vaccinated people will still need to wear masks and social distance in public, two senior White House officials told Politico.
Healthcare 2021-03-02T17:13:33Z

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.
Science 2021-03-02T17:07:05Z

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.
Premium Healthcare 2021-03-02T15:05:13Z

COVID Vaccine Tracker: J&J's shot joins Moderna and Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Novavax up next

The world will need multiple effective coronavirus vaccines to combat this pandemic. Here's the latest news on the frontrunners.
Science 2021-03-02T12:32:46Z

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.
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