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'Superbugs' a far greater risk than Covid in Pacific, scientist warns

Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest human health threat, bar none’, says Australian research director ahead of three-year study in FijiThe emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”, pose far greater risks to human health than Covid-19, threatening to put modern medicine “back into the dark ages”, an Australian scientist has warned, ahead of a three-year study into drug-resistant bacteria in Fiji.“If you thought Covid was bad, you don’t want anti...
Tags: Science, Australia, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pacific, Fiji, AMR, CSIRO, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus outbreak, Paul De Barro


US lawmakers grilled health officials about COVID-19 vaccines and whether Trump's word about their development can be trusted

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams (L) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins (R) bump elbows after testifying before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on September 9, 2020 in Washington, DC to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Greg Nash / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ) GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, and Surgeon...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New York Times, Warren, National Institutes of Health, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Nih


Whistleblower: DHS Goons Whitewashed Intel to Downplay White Supremacist Threat

It’s not exactly a secret that Donald Trump’s race-baiting, fascistic administration has turned a blind eye to violence committed by extreme far-righters. Trump said there were “very fine people” among the ranks of the neo-Nazis behind a deadly march in Charlottesville in 2017, encourages bigoted conspiracy theories…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Intelligence, Dhs, Surveillance, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Charlottesville, Trump, White Supremacy, Chad Wolf, Neo Nazis, Right Wing Extremism, DHS Goons Whitewashed Intel


Apple TV Arrives on Vizio SmartCast TVs

If you own a Vizio SmartCast TV, you’ll now be able to access Apple TV+ and Apple TV channels. You may even be able to snag a couple of months of Apple’s streaming service for free—which is probably about what users are willing to pay for it right now anyway.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Vizio, Tvs, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus


The Gorillaz Go to the Moon

The Gorillaz obviously have a penchant for pop culture. The fact that the band’s members primarily like to be seen as animated characters should have tipped that off. In their latest music video, though, things go a step further. Well, maybe more than one step.Read more...
Tags: Science, Music Videos, Moon, The Cure, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Gorillaz, Spaceballs, A Trip to the Moon


Man Meets Monster in the Quirky Taxidermy Doc Big Fur

Ken Walker is a taxidermist so gifted that others in his field speak of his talents with reverence: “Ken has magic in his hands.” But what happens when this master of his craft decides to incorporate his oddball obsession with Bigfoot into his latest project? Documentary Big Fur gives us a front-row seat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Documentary, Canada, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Taxidermy, Ken, Ken Walker, Big Fur


An eerie orange sky has blanketed San Francisco and residents are comparing it to 'Blade Runner' and post-apocalyptic films

San Francisco sky. Eric Risberg/AP The sky over San Francisco was remarkably dark and orange on Wednesday. Scientists say the color comes from smoke particles from wildfires across the state. San Francisco residents took to social media to share the sky, comparing it to sci-fi films like "Blade Runner." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As California experiences one of its most severe wildfire seasons on record, the sky in San Francisco turned an ominous orange color on W...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, California, Stanford, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Global Warming, Bloomberg, Pacific, Business Insider, Jason Goldman, Sam Houston, Sarah Frier


Humans Are Pushing Animals to the Brink—But It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

The past 50 years have been a nightmare for wildlife. Globally, the recorded population sizes of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians decreased by an average of 68% between 1970 and 2016, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 13th annual Living Planet Report report shows. The widespread decline in species’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Agriculture, Wwf, Endangered Species, Biodiversity, Land Use


About half of the COVID-19 survivors from Bergamo, one of Italy's coronavirus epicenters, haven't recovered six months on, providing a stark warning of the pandemic's lingering aftermath

A nurse attends to a COVID-19 patient that is wearing a CPAP helmet while he is moved out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Pope John XXIII Hospital on April 7, 2020 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images) Six months after the coronavirus hit Bergamo, one of Italy’s early epicenters, nearly half of the survivors haven’t recovered, and are still dealing with a range of problems, according to The Washington Post. Pope John XXIII Hospital infectious disease specialist ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Trends, Italy, Recovery, John, Symptoms, Sky News, The Washington Post, Dante, Bergamo, John XXIII, Bergamo Italy, ICU, Venturelli


Coronavirus live news: Trump says he 'perhaps' misled Americans as global deaths pass 900,000

Trump said he ‘played down’ threat because he ‘didn’t want to create panic’; France sees second highest one-day case total; Netherlands and Portugal see highest cases since April. Follow the latest updates Trump knew Covid was deadly but wanted to ‘play it down’, Woodward book saysGlobal deaths pass 900,000Oxford vaccine trial pause - should we be worried?Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial participant undeterred by pauseSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST The Oxford vaccine trials could ...
Tags: Science, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Oxford, Portugal, Astrazeneca, Oxford University, Times, Trump, Woodward, Johns Hopkins University


Fortnite Players Who Sign In Using Apple Need to Change Their Info ASAP

The latest development in a frankly exhausting pissing match between Epic Games and Apple is coming for your Fortnite credentials. Beginning this week, users who previously used the “Sign in with Apple” option to access the game will either have to update their login information or risk getting shut out of the app.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Epic Games, Fortnite, The Drama Continues


Several Fish Can Secretly Walk on Land, Study Suggests

A surprising number of hillstream loaches—a family of Asian fish—are capable of walking on land using all four limbs, according to a new study. It’s a discovery that could explain how some of the earliest animals managed to stroll on solid ground.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fish, Evolution, Marine Biology, Walking Fish


The 10 Best Deals of September 9, 2020

Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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President Death Recorded Saying He Planned to 'Play Down' Virus He Confessed Was 'More Deadly' Than Flu

At time of writing, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 190,000 Americans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bob Woodward, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Its Going To Go Away


Cases of COVID-19 in children have increased 34% in Florida since schools started to reopen

Students at Hillsborough High School wait in line to have temperature checked before entering the building on August 31, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Cases of COVID-19 among school-aged children in Florida have increased 34% since schools started to reopen last month, The Washington Post first reported. Further complicating matters, according to the report, is a lack of state data about COVID-19 in schools, and the state's decision to forbid certain districts from rel...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, US, Trends, Cnn, Schools, The Washington Post, Jones, Business Insider, Orlando Sentinel, Department, Chris Cuomo


Striking photos show wildfire smoke turn the sky orange over San Francisco

San Francisco, California, on September 9, 2020. Katie Canales/Business Insider The sky above San Francisco turned a hazy orange Wednesday morning as the region continues to battle a series of wildfires. The orange sky is a result of the smoke that has blown in from the fires, with smoke particles obscure sunlight. As a result, San Francisco looked as though it were still nighttime throughout Wednesday, with an eerie twilight fog blanketing the city. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Wildfires, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Ucla, San Francisco Bay Area, Bay Bridge, San Francisco California, Mie, Daniel Swain, Salesforce Tower, Tech Insider


Here’s Where You’ll Be Able to Pre-Order the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Xbox Series X | $499 | Amazon, Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Xbox One, Xbox, Amazon Best, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


Here's What We Know So Far About the AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Halt

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca formally announced on Wednesday that its Phase III trial in the UK testing out a vaccine for the coronavirus that causes covid-19 was put on pause, following a report of a serious adverse event among its participants. More details concerning the report have since emerged, but there…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Transverse Myelitis


Don't expect a coronavirus vaccine before the election — here's the likely timeline according to doctors, government officials, and analysts

Nurse Kath Olmstead (right) gives volunteer Melissa Harting (left) the Moderna vaccine on July 27, 2020, in Binghamton, New York. AP Photo/Hans Pennink President Trump has suggested that a coronavirus vaccine may become available "right around" the election on November 3. But public-health experts, financial analysts, and US government officials have said that timeline is unrealistic. Most experts think there's little hope of a vaccine being ready before the end of the year. Under the most...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Cbs, National Institutes of Health, Philadelphia, Goldman Sachs, Fda, Npr


Chinese Ambassador's Twitter Account Likes Porn Video, China Calls for Investigation

Two days from now, we’ll celebrate the second anniversary of that time Ted Cruz’s Twitter account liked porn and all he could say in his defense is that it was a “staffing issue.” But China’s leaders operate a little differently than our homegrown hucksters. On Tuesday, the Twitter account of China’s UK Ambassador…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, China, Porn, Hacking, Ted Cruz, Hacks, Liu Xiaoming


This Robotic Backpack Takes the Load Off

As we enter the fall hiking season, we may find ourselves carrying the bare necessities in a heavy backpack: a sleeping bag, a can of bug spray, a small stove, or even a case of White Claw. Until now, you and your muscles would have to lug all this junk through the woods. Now a robot can help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Backpack, Backpacks, Robots, Pack It In


Striking photos show wildfire smoke turning the sky orange over San Francisco

San Francisco, California, at 11:10 am on September 9, 2020. Katie Canales/Business Insider The sky above San Francisco turned a hazy orange Wednesday morning as the region continues to battle a series of wildfires. The orange sky is a result of the smoke that has blown in from the fires, with smoke particles obscuring the sunlight. As a result, San Francisco looked as though it were still nighttime throughout Wednesday, with an eerie twilight fog blanketing the city. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Wildfires, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Ucla, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Bay Bridge, San Francisco California, Mie, Daniel Swain, Salesforce Tower


Here's Motorola's Latest Publicity Stunt—I Mean Foldable Phone

Seven months after releasing its classic Razr in the form of a foldable phone to rival Samsung, Motorola is back with a second-gen version. The new model sports better specs and a refined design—plus 5G—for slightly less than the original, which definitely wouldn’t upset me if I had just purchased the first one in…Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Wtf, Science, Motorola Razr, Samsung Motorola, RAZR


Our Phones Are Color Correcting the Apocalypse

Normally, you wouldn’t want your phone to take pictures with an overly orange cast. But, there are times when you might. Like when massive wildfires are turning the West Coast’s normally clear blue skies a violently orange-reddish hue.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Cameras, West Coast, Forest Fires, White Balance, Camera Apps


Anthony Fauci calls pausing of Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial 'unfortunate'

White House adviser: ‘Hopefully, they’ll work it out’Drug maker AstraZeneca reviewing safety data after illnessThe White House coronavirus adviser Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that AstraZeneca’s decision to pause global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine was “unfortunate” – but not an uncommon safety precaution in a vaccine development process.The UK drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it had voluntarily paused trials, including late-stage ones, after an unexplained illness in a...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, US news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Anthony Fauci, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: France records second highest daily case figures as infections rise across Europe

Over 8,500 new cases in France; 1140 new cases in the Netherlands; Portugal reports 646 new cases; Oxford vaccine trial on holdWe have no idea where Covid-19 vaccine will come from, says expertFrance to open 20 new Covid-19 testing centres in Paris regionOxford vaccine trial pause - should we be worried?Silvio Berlusconi says he is fighting ‘hellish’ case of coronavirus 7.16pm BST New York City restaurants will be able to resume indoor dining at 25% capacity with some restrictions on 30 Sept...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, France, New York City, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Netherlands, Oxford, Portugal, Andrew Cuomo, Berlusconi


Gateway Is Back and Making Laptops

Gateway, the famous cow-spotted PC brand of the 90s and early 2000s, is re-entering the modern computer world with its first-ever line of laptops. According to an announcement released this morning, the new laptops will be sold exclusively at Walmart and will feature Intel and AMD processors, and Nvidia RTX graphics…Read more...
Tags: Science, Walmart, Intel, Gateway, Acer, Amd, Notebooks, Laptops, Gaming Laptops, Nvidia Rtx, The Cow Print Boxes Return


Microsoft Is Taking a Gamble By Releasing Two Xbox Consoles at the Same Time

A $300 Xbox is nothing new; Microsoft has priced consoles that low before (except for the Xbox One and the One X). The difference now is that Microsoft is releasing two consoles at the same time, which it’s never done before. That’s why the $300 Xbox Series S seems so cheap compared to the beefier, $500 Xbox Series X.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


Breaking Down the Spice, Worms, and Pain Boxes in Dune's First Trailer

It’s finally here. We’ve been waiting months to see a (moving) look at Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune. The debut trailer showed a beautiful but dangerous world on the brink of destruction and gives several hints that you may have missed on first viewing. Allow…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Legendary, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, Trailer Breakdown, Timothee Chalamet, Spice Worms


Bose Earbuds Surfaced by Apparent Leak Point to AirPods Pro Rival

Bose is supposed to be readying a pair of true wireless earbuds for release later this year, the Bose Earbuds 500 and the Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700. But per a seemingly accidentally posted promo video, it may be preparing to launch the higher-end of the two—a likely AirPods Pro competitor—under the name…Read more...
Tags: Science, Leaks, Earbuds, Bose, Consumer Tech, Wireless Earbuds



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