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FDA Now Lets Lab Animals Go Up For Adoption

Federal animal testing, while still controversial, is now a little less macabre thanks to a recent policy amendment by the Food and Drug Administration.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Usda, Animal Welfare, Fda, Animal Testing, Laboratory, Food and Drug Administration Read


Facebook's Anti-Vaxxer Problem Under Fire Following 4-Year-Old's Death From Flu

Facebook—a company notorious for its bizarre defense of allowing rampant misinformation to spread like wildfire on its platform—has found itself under fire again after a mother whose 4-year-old son reportedly died of the flu this week turned to an anti-vaxxer group on the site for treatment recommendations for her…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Influenza, Vaccines, Anti Vaxxer


Nearly Half of Older Americans Worry They Can't Afford Insurance by Retirement Age

New research out Friday is the latest to paint a depressing picture of the U.S. health care system. The study found that nearly half of older Americans are worried about their ability to afford health insurance by the time they retire, while one-fourth aren’t sure they’ll have insurance within a year’s time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Insurance, Medicare For All


Coronavirus: Australians stranded in Wuhan after evacuation flight delayed

Those waiting to board sent home from airport as China withholds ‘official clearance’ to land Australians who had been due to leave Wuhan on Friday night remain stranded in the city where the coronavirus outbreak began after the flight was delayed until at least Saturday.The second Qantas coronavirus evacuation flight had been scheduled to fly overnight on Friday from locked down Wuhan to a quarantine site outside of Darwin. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Northern Territory, Wuhan, Darwin Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Australians waiting to board Wuhan evacuation flight sent home from airport

Flight delayed until at least Saturday after China withholds ‘official clearance’ to landAustralians who had been due to leave Wuhan on Friday night remain stranded in the city where the coronavirus outbreak began after the flight was delayed until at least Saturday.The second Qantas coronavirus evacuation flight had been scheduled to fly overnight on Friday from locked down Wuhan to a quarantine site outside of Darwin. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Northern Territory, Wuhan, Darwin Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


Is Billionaire Okay?

If you read a lot of tech news, the mind wanders every so often to billionaire SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. Is he sitting at his desk, the blackened banana peel of a detonated booby cigar still dangling from his lips, since SoftBank’s multi-billion-dollar gamble on WeWork spectacularly blew up in his face? Or is he…Read more...
Tags: Science, Softbank, WeWork, Masayoshi Son


The new coronavirus may have jumped to people from endangered pangolins, some researchers now suggest

The new coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China, originated in animals, but experts are still working to pin down which.
Tags: Science, Wuhan China


Facebook's Twitter Account Just Got Hijacked (For Like 2 Seconds)

Facebook’s twitter account was temporarily taken over Friday night by a group of hackers that, mostly according to rumor, may be Saudi teens.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Account Takeovers


Starliner’s software shortcomings spark NASA safety review of Boeing’s practices

An interim assessment of what went wrong during December's first uncrewed flight of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner space taxi has turned up so many breakdowns that NASA is ordering a comprehensive safety review of the company's procedures. NASA and Boeing provided a status report on the Starliner post-flight reviews today, after concerns were raised publicly this week during a meeting of the space agency's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. "We are 100% committed to transparency," NASA...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Boeing, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, Jim Bridenstine


Weather station in Antarctica records high of 65, the continent's hottest temperature ever

Esperanza base is a permanent, all-year-round Argentine research station in Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica. (Gerald Corsi / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Antarctica set an all-time record Friday when a weather station recorded the highest recorded temperature on the continent at 65 degrees Fahrenheit.The new high was recorded in a research station in Argentine - a sector of the continent claimed by Argentina - at the Esperanza base. The previous record was 63.5 F, which was recorded on...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Australia, Washington Post, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Antarctica, New Zealand, Argentina, South America, Esperanza, The Washington Post, Accuweather, Antarctic


Trump: Democrats 'Fried Their Votes on Computer'

President Trump thinks Democrats fried their votes on computer, he told reporters on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Donald Trump, Trump, Iowa Caucus, Fried Their Votes On Computer


There's a good chance the Wuhan coronavirus will never disappear, experts say. There are only 3 possible endings to this story.

"We're in the beginnings of a mild pandemic right now," one expert said of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: Science, Wuhan


Cry Yourself to Sleep Watching a $5 Digital Copy of Your Name

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Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Microsoft, Anime Deals


'It is nasty over here': Expats in China struggle with lost wages, abandoned and hungry pets, and the looming threat of quarantines amid coronavirus outbreak

"Nobody enters and nobody leaves unless you have a special permit from the government to leave the city," a resident of Zhejiang province told Insider.
Tags: Science, China, Zhejiang Province


500 People Will Get Ten Day Clinical Trial for Antiviral Drug Versus Coronavirus

Doctors in Washington State gave remdesivir (Gilead antiviral drug) to the first coronavirus patient in the United States last week after his condition worsened and pneumonia developed when he’d been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, World, United States, Innovation, Washington State, Gilead


House Democrats Have a Plan to Build High-Speed EV Charging Stations Across the U.S.

Cars are bad, especially the ones that run on gas, which are most of them. The average car emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year (that equals roughly one shitload), and the transportation sector is responsible for 29 percent of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions. All those emissions not only…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, United States, Electric Vehicles, House, EVs, Aoc


ICYMI: Winter and spring faced off as February began in tumultuous fashion

As portions of the central United States were blasted with snow, some parts of the South were being pounded with heavy downpours, strong winds and even a few tornadoes. Meanwhile, Denver had a drastic drop in temperature within just three days, and investigators are still looking into what caused a flight in Turkey to crash land amid poor weather conditions. Here's a look back at the biggest weather stories of the week.Midweek winter storm sets new Oklahoma City snowfall recordDuring the mid...
Tags: Florida, National Weather Service, Science, Turkey, Indiana, Ap, United States, Missouri, San Diego, Miami, Cctv, Associated Press, Boulder, North Carolina, Illinois, Denver


In a First, Government Exempts Safety Rules That ‘No Longer Make Sense’ for 5,000 Driverless Cars

Driverless cars may someday look less like haunted minivans, thanks to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s approval of the zero-occupant food delivery robot R2. It looks like if EVE had a baby with a lunchbox and glides like an electric dream at no more than 25 mph:Read more...
Tags: Science, Self Driving Cars, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, R2


NASA wants to review Boeing’s Starliner work after setbacks

Boeing just can't catch a break. Currently amid a lengthy controversy surrounding the company's grounded 737 Max aircraft, the aerospace manufacturer is now facing scrutiny from NASA. Boeing's CST-100 Starliner crew capsule was supposed to dock with the International Space Station during its inaugural test flight in December. However, a software error prevented the craft from reaching the correct orbit. Now, a second -- and more dangerous -- glitch has been uncovered. According to Sp...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing, Paul Hill, NASA Boeing, NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel


Nevada Democrats Just Say No to All Apps After Iowa Disaster

The Nevada State Democratic Party has gotten a glimpse of the nightmarish fate that befell their counterparts in Iowa and will no longer be using an app to manage their upcoming primary caucuses, the Nevada Independent reported.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Elections, Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Democrats, Iowa, Nevada, Iowa Caucus, Nevada State Democratic Party, Shadow, Nevada Caucus, Tech Policy, Whew


Batman's Latest Scribe on Telling New Stories With One of DC's Oldest Heroes

There are more comics for more people than ever before, but for better or worse, the mainstays aren’t going anywhere. Best known for his work on Batman over at DC Comics, James Tynion IV is very cognizant of how the cycle of comics operates. He knows there’s an art to telling stories that have already been told, and …Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Wonder Woman, Lgbtq, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, New York Comic Con, Representation, New York Comic Con 2019, James Tynion Iv, DC Comics James Tynion IV


Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Returns to Earth

Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch has returned to her home planet after an incredible 328 days in orbit—the second-longest single trip into space by an American astronaut. During those 11 months among the stars, Koch took part in the first three all-woman spacewalks, “completed 5,248 orbits of the Earth and a journey of 139 million miles, roughly the equivalent of 291 trips to the moon …
Tags: Gender, Space, Science, Design, Nasa, Earth, Culture, Astronauts, Linkaboutit, Koch, Christina Koch


Coronavirus Fears May Bring Mobile World Congress to a Halt

The wireless industry’s biggest event of the year, Mobile World Congress, is still on the books for the end of February, but now the trade show’s future is in doubt after one of its largest exhibitors just pulled out due to the spread of Wuhan coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Coronavirus


One of the Last Mammoths on Earth Was So Mutated, It Lost the Ability to Smell Flowers

The vast majority of woolly mammoths went extinct at the end of the last ice age, but small, isolated populations managed to hold out for a little while longer. New research uncovers the extent to which at least one of these final mammoths suffered due to its many mutations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Genetics, Mutations, Extinction, Paleontology, Wrangel Island, Mammoths, Woolly Mammoths, Inbreeding


Antarctica is hotter than it's ever been

Temperatures in Antarctica have reached a record high. According to Argentinian research station thermometer, the temperature climbed to 18.3 degrees Celsius, or 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit. That beats Antarctica's previous record of 63.5 degrees, measured in March 2015, by nearly 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tags: Science, Antarctica


Devastating snowstorm that hit DC 98 years ago still stands as city's worst ever

Residents in Washington, D.C., have seen barely a snowflake this season. The nation's capital has recorded a shade more than half an inch of snow so far, according to National Weather Service (NWS) records, and with temperatures forecast to be at or above normal in the coming days, the city won't pick up snow anytime soon.For readers longing for the days of blockbuster snowstorms, the best that can be done at the moment is to turn to the past. In this case, far, far back into the past --...
Tags: Florida, Science, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Virginia, America, Connecticut, Noaa, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Smith, Erickson, Nws, Accuweather


Rocket to light up sky over mid-Atlantic on Sunday evening

When people hear of a rocket launching from the United States, many may think of Cape Canaveral, Florida. However, over the weekend, a rocket will roar to life from a little-known spaceport along the shores of the mid-Atlantic.On Sunday evening, an Antares rocket will lift off from Wallops Island, Virginia, home to a small launch facility along the Atlantic coast of the Delmarva Peninsula. The launch is slated for 5:39 p.m. EST, just moments after sunset.Since this is an evening launch, people a...
Tags: Science, Virginia, Nasa, Atlantic, United States, International Space Station, Iss, Antares, East Coast, Accuweather, Raleigh, Orbital Atk, Cape Canaveral Florida, Wilmington North Carolina, Delmarva Peninsula, Wallops Island Virginia


Wet wather may threaten upcoming rocket launch from Wallops Island, Virginia

When people hear of a rocket launching from the United States, many may think of Cape Canaveral, Florida. However, a rocket will roar to life from a little-known spaceport along the shores of the mid-Atlantic in the coming days.An Antares rocket will lift off from Wallops Island, Virginia, home to a small launch facility along the Atlantic coast of the Delmarva Peninsula. The launch is slated for sometime during the evening, although a date and precise time for the launch has yet to be announced...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Atlantic, United States, International Space Station, Iss, Antares, East Coast, Accuweather, Raleigh, Cape Canaveral Florida, ATK, Wilmington North Carolina, Delmarva Peninsula, Wallops Island Virginia, WALLOPS ISLAND VA


Amazon Warehouse in Texas Was More Dangerous Than Working in a Prison—and It's Gotten Worse, Leaked Documents Show

Mandatory injury reports Amazon submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have thus far painted a broad picture of its operations as unusually dangerous, well above the warehousing industry average. New logs obtained by Gizmodo for one of the company’s oldest warehouses in Texas show a meaningful…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Science, Prison, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Gizmodo, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Amazon Warehouse, Haslet


Repeated rainstorms could aggravate flooding in already saturated southern US

Following a storm that dumped torrential rainfall and unleashed deadly severe weather on the South this week, more rounds of wet weather are likely in the coming weeks, which will continue the flood risk for the long term.Portions of the South that were already saturated from above-normal rainfall in January and a couple of months prior were inundated by an additional 1 to 8 inches of rain in just 24 hours by the storm that hammered the region Wednesday and Thursday."Fortunately, storms of equal...
Tags: Science, Kentucky, US, Atlanta, Gulf Coast, North Carolina, Accuweather, South Carolina, South, Columbia, Deep South, Birmingham Alabama, Columbia South Carolina, Charlotte North Carolina, Jackson Mississippi, Cumberland River



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