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Grimes and rapper Lil Uzi Vert claim he's in the process of 'legally' buying a planet, but experts say it's 'bogus'

Lil Uzi Vert performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Stage Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia On Thursday, Grimes said Lil Uzi Vert was buying WASP-127b, a planet that was discovered in 2016. Space law experts say it is not possible to own any land in outer space. But, over the past few decades many people have claimed to own land outside of Earth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singer Grimes and rapper Lil Uzi Vert were trending on Twitter...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, News, Entertainment, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Travel, United Nations, Grimes, Quebec, Lil Uzi Vert, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


One map and one chart show where NASA's Mars helicopter has traveled in the last 3 months

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, photographed on Mars by the Perseverance rover’s rear Hazard Camera on April 4, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has been zipping over Martian terrain since April. Recent journeys have taken the chopper farther south over more treacherous landscape. One map shows where Ingenuity has traveled. Another chart shows how far each flight has gone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Exploring rough Martian terrain wasn't part of...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Helicopter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ingenuity, Jezero Crater, Shayanne Gal, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, BI Graphics, McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover


A clothing brand was fined $3.7 million for claiming its clothes stopped the spread of COVID-19 thanks to a special 'shield' spray

Lorna Jane is fined $3.7 million. Lorna Jane Brand Lorna Jane has to pay a $3.7 million fine for claiming its clothes stopped COVID-19 spreading. The brand was sued by an Australian consumer watchdog at the end of 2020. Its CEO accepted the court's ruling and said that it was misled by its supplier. See more stories on Insider's business page. Activewear brand Lorna Jane must pay a $3.7 million ($5 million Australian dollars) fine after it claimed its clothing could stop the sprea...
Tags: Science, News, Fitness, Australia, Trends, Bbc, Taiwan, Retail, Athleisure, Activewear, Lululemon, ACCC, Lorna Jane, Consumer Commission ACCC, USA China, Mary Hanbury


A California man in his early 30s who derided vaccines on Twitter and Instagram died of COVID-19

A healthcare worker holds a syringe of COVID-19 vaccine. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Stephen Harmon, a man in his 30s who lived in California, died recently with COVID-19. He posted repeatedly mocking vaccines, even after he contracted the coronavirus. The founder of the Hillsong church, which Harmon attended, said Thursday that he had died. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who joked about not getting vaccinated died of the coronavirus a...
Tags: Science, News, California, Trends, Getty Images, Justin Bieber, News UK, Lgbtq, Houston, Anthony Fauci, Hillsong Church, Rachel Dolezal, Vanessa Hudgens, Harmon, Hillsong, Brian Houston


1 in 5 COVID-19 infections in LA in June were in fully vaccinated people, but most had mild or no symptoms, officials say

A nurse practitioner receives a coronavirus vaccination in Los Angeles on February 10. One in five people who tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully vaccinated, officials said. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new cases on Thursday, up by 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. One in five people who caught COVID-19 in Los Angeles ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


1 in 5 new COVID-19 infections in LA are in fully-vaccinated people. Most of them have mild symptoms, or none at all.

Nurse practitioner Nicole Monk, 44, receives a coronavirus vaccination at the LA Mission homeless shelter on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2021. One in five people that tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully-vaccinated. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms, or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - up 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles California, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


The world's first 3D-printed steel bridge has opened in Amsterdam

The transportation of the 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. Imperial College of London Pedestrians in Amsterdam can now cross the world's first 3D printed steel bridge. The architectural work required 4.9 tons of stainless steel and four years of research. Intelligent sensors on the bridge will monitor stress, movement, vibration, and temperature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The world's first 3D printed steel bridge has opened in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Whil...
Tags: Travel, UK, Science, News, International, Trends, Research, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Nordic, Queen Maxima, Red light District, Craig Buchanan, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Business Insider España


New Zealand ended its travel bubble with Australia because of the COVID surge there

A man arriving in Australia from New Zealand using the countries' travel bubble in October 2020. James D. Morgan/Getty Images New Zealand stopped its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia because of Australia's rising coronavirus cases.New Zealand and Australia have been two of the world's most COVID-cautious countries: They put in strict new border policies their borders and implemented harsh lockdowns to stop being overwhelmed by the virus.They opened a bubble between t...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Australia, Trends, News UK, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, Travel Bubble, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, James D Morgan Getty Images New Zealand


Wildfire smoke could turn this weekend's full Buck Moon an ominous blood red

A total lunar eclipse turns the moon red in Auckland, New Zealand on May 26. Phil Walter/Getty Images The full Buck Moon may appear blood red in skies across the US this weekend, due to wildfire smoke. Western wildfires driven by climate change have spread smoke to the East Coast, tinting skies orange. Wildfire smoke is a huge health risk, and widespread-smoke events will likely become more common. See more stories on Insider's business page. A full Buck Moon is rising this weekend, an...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Minnesota, Climate Change, Oregon, New York City, US, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Wildfires, Washington Dc, Moon, North America, North Carolina


Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images 12,647 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida on Wednesday. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. Across the US, more than 55,000 people tested positive on July 21. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida is experiencing its largest number of new coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of al...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Miami, Vaccines, Charles Davis, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Jackson Health System


Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases reported in the US

New COVID-19 cases identified in Florida have grown by more than 400% in July. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Florida reported 12,647 positive coronavirus tests on Wednesday. The state's seven-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. The US as a whole reported more than 55,000 positive tests on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida is reporting its most coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of all positive tes...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Miami, Vaccines, Charles Davis, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Jackson Health System, Coronavirus, COVID-19


NASA's InSight Mars lander just gave scientists an unprecedented look at the guts of the red planet. Here's how they compare to Earth's.

An artist's illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. ​​NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight lander just gave scientists a peek at the make-up of Mars's core, crust, and mantle. A trio of new studies reveal how the interior structure of Mars compares to that of Earth. Evidence also suggests Mars had a strong, protective magnetic field like Earth does, then lost it. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time, we know what the interior of another planet simi...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Switzerland, Mars, Khan, Amir Khan, Zurich, University of Cologne, NASA JPL Caltech, Mariner, Aylin Woodward


You will know, or possibly be, someone who gets COVID-19 after a vaccine. Here's what to expect, according to 2 people with breakthrough cases.

A woman receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Wales, UK. Matthew Horwood/Getty Breakthrough cases will become more common as the more transmissible Delta variant keeps spreading. But most disease experts still expect COVID-19 to be milder in vaccinated people. Two young people who got sick after they were vaccinated described how their symptoms progressed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breakthrough infections, or COVID-19 cases diagnosed after someone is fully immunized, were...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Delta, Miami, Pfizer, Symptoms, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, Forrest, Michigan State University, Little Havana


DeepMind’s protein-mapping breakthrough is awesome, but it sure as heck isn’t free

DeepMind, the UK-based, Google sister-company, has released a groundbreaking map of human protein structures developed with its breakthrough AI systems. That’s right, the company that taught AI to defeat humanity’s greatest chess and Go masters has turned its attentions to the greater good. And scientifically speaking, this is really good. What is protein-mapping and what do board games have to do with any of this? It’s really complex, but here’s the gist: proteins are the worker bees inside liv...
Tags: Google, Startups, UK, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Next Featured


There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos's rocket looks exactly like, you know, that.

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Blue Origin, Reuters


There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos' rocket looks exactly like, you know, that

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Blue Origin, Reuters


A man hospitalized with COVID-19 told CBS he'd still rather be sick than get a shot - and it shows how hard it'll be to convince everyone to get vaccinated

Scott Roe. CBS News A Louisiana man hospitalized with COVID-19 told CBS he still wouldn't get vaccinated. Scott Roe said he didn't regret not getting the vaccine, saying he'd rather be hospitalized than get the jab. The sentiment shows the challenge to get more people vaccinated and prevent the spread of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Louisiana man who contracted COVID-19 and wound up hospitalized said he would rather be ill than get vaccinated aga...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Cbs News, US, Trends, Hospitals, Healthcare, Delta, Cbs, Vaccine, Louisiana, Johnson, Don, Baton Rouge, Roe


A 5-year-old with COVID-19 died in an extremely rare case in Georgia

A Google Streetview image of T C Thompson Childrens Hospital, Tennessee. Google Streetview A 5-year-old boy named Wyatt Gibson has died with COVID-19 in Georgia in an exceedingly rare case. Gibson was "nothing but pure love and the perfect overload of happiness," his mother said in tribute. His death comes amid a surge in cases in Georgia as the state lags behind in vaccinations. See more stories on Insider's business page. A five-year-old boy in Georgia has died with COVID-19 in a va...
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, Abc, US, Trends, Georgia, Wes, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Mitchell, Andrea, Whitfield County Sheriff s Office, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee, Andrea Mitchell


Man who nearly died from COVID and now struggles to breath says he deserves 'punishment' for not bothering to get vaccinated

Registered nurse Andraya Zelle treats a patient in the COVID intensive care unit at UW Medical Center-Montlake, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Seattle. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Abderrahmane Fadi spent nine days in hospital with COVID-19, where he was "between life and death." He said it was "the punishment I deserve" for not getting a coronavirus vaccine. He said he regretted turning it down: "Why didn't I go for the vaccine? Why?" See more stories on Insider's business page. A man alm...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Seattle, Fadi, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Andraya Zelle, UW Medical Center Montlake, Elaine Thompson Abderrahmane Fadi, Abderrahmane Fadi


Fauci says fully vaccinated people 'might want to consider' wearing a mask indoors as a precaution against the Delta variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Fully vaccinated Americans may "want to consider" masks indoors, Dr. Fauci said. Fauci said the Delta variant had an "extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person." More fully vaccinated Americans are catching COVID-19, albeit with milder, or no, symptoms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Las Vegas, Mask, Anthony Fauci


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk both want to colonize space. Here are the 6 biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both have grand plans to colonize space. Samantha Lee/Business Insider The space race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is heating up. Both billionaires have grand - but very different - plans to colonize space. Three experts told Insider about the scientific, medical, and ethical challenges facing space colonies. See more stories on Insider's business page. We are currently in the middle of a new space race, except this time it's not between conflicting nat...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, London, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Iss, London Marathon


The US saw the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in 2020 since World War II, a CDC report found

El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff roll bodies in bags labeled "COVID" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office on November 23, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters US life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, largely due to the pandemic, the CDC found. The average life expectancy is now around 77 years, down from nearly 79 years in 2019. Researchers say it may take a few years for life expectancy to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Arizona, Life Expectancy, States, Arias, Malden Massachusetts, Elizabeth Arias, California Texas Florida, Aria Bendix, Iraheta, Coronavirus


What to do if you're exposed to COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to experts

People make their way down the aisle at the Farmers Market in Irvine Regional Park on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Irvine, CA. Restrictions are lifted at most businesses, and Californians fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can go without masks in most settings. Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images If you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, most of the experts Insider spoke to said you don't need to worry unless you have symptoms. You should get tested if you're symptomat...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Public Health, Delta, Philadelphia, Times, Irvine, Farmers Market, Dean, Children s Hospital, California Department of Public Health, Paul Offit, Adalja


Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant - but only after 2 doses

Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being inoculated by Nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A UK study of 19,000 people suggests Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines work well at preventing COVID-19 infections with Delta, but only if you get both doses. After one shot, Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines were only 30-36% effective against Delta infections. But with two shots, given two weeks ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, Yale, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Health And Social Care, Afp, New England Journal of Medicine, Hartford Connecticut, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


Scientists spotted jets of hot gas whizzing out of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy

A composite image of Centaurus A, revealing plasma jets emanating from the galaxy’s central black hole. ESO/WFI; MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al.; NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. Astronomers imaged jets of hot gas swirling out of a black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy. Their findings suggest that all jets resemble one another, regardless of their black hole's mass. In 2019, the same researchers zoomed in on a black hole 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jets, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Galaxies, Kraft, Radboud University, Alma, Janssen, Messier


Try not to gag: Researchers say you’re breathing animal DNA

A team of researchers from the Queen Mary University of London and the Hamerton Zoo Park recently demonstrated they could identify and collect the DNA of dozens of different species of animal by simply extracting it from the air we breathe. Side note: According to Guinness, the longest anyone’s held their breath on record is just shy of 25 minutes. Up front: Yuck. But also, wow! We’ve long known that scientists could detect environmental DNA, or eDNA as it’s called. But this study puts into pers...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Queen Mary University of London, Neural, Hamerton Zoo Park, Next Featured


Facebook has no idea how far COVID-19 vaccine misinformation has spread.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Facebook data scientists reportedly asked for resources to measure COVID misinformation. But the company did not approve of their request, according to the New York Times. The report shows how Facebook does not know how widespread vaccine misinformation is on its platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook isn't able to exactly measure how much misinformation exists on its platform - or how much of it ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, New York Times, Biden, Times, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Ron Klain, Erin Scott, Tech Insider


Johnson & Johnson's vaccine produced fewer antibodies against Delta compared with other shots in an experiment. Experts say we shouldn't worry about the results.

Gerald McDavitt, 81, a Veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, holds his CDC vaccine card after being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen Vaccine. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images In a study, J&J's vaccine produced fewer antibodies to the Delta variant compared with other shots. The study authors said that the lower antibody response "could result in decreased protection." But other experts said the COVID-19 lab-based study didn't represent the ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cnbc, New York University, Nyu


Extreme weather is sweeping the world, with devastating floods and wildfires on 4 continents at once

Photos showing flooding in Germany, fire in the US, fire in Russia, and flooding in China. BERND LAUTER/AFP via Getty Images; USDA Forest Service via Getty Images; REUTERS/Roman Kutukov; Twitter/The Paper The past week has seen extreme weather strike around the world. China and Europe are fighting flooding while the US, Canada, and Russia have huge fires. Worsening extreme weather is a consequence of the climate crisis, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Extreme ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Climate Change, Oregon, China, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Getty Images, Austria, Canada, Ireland, New York Times, News UK


Extreme weather is sweeping the world, with devastating floods and wildfires on 3 continents at once

Photos showing flooding in Germany, fire in the US, fire in Russia, and flooding in China. BERND LAUTER/AFP via Getty Images; USDA Forest Service via Getty Images; REUTERS/Roman Kutukov; Twitter/The Paper The past week has seen extreme weather strike around the world. China and Europe are fighting flooding while the US, Canada, and Russia have huge fires. Worsening extreme weather is a consequence of the climate crisis, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Extreme ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Climate Change, Oregon, China, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Getty Images, Austria, Canada, Ireland, New York Times, News UK



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