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Pfizer and Moderna vaccines should be safe for most Americans, but 5 groups may want to wait for more data before getting shots

Margaret Keenan was the first person to be given the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine outside clinical trials. Getty The FDA authorized Moderna's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in people ages 18 and older on Friday. Pfizer's COVID-19 shot got US clearance for people ages 16 and older a week ago. The FDA said it's up to pregnant people and their doctors to decide whether to get Pfizer's vaccine. The agency warns that anyone with severe allergies to a vaccine's ingredients shouldn't be immu...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Alaska, Healthcare, Sydney, Food And Drug Administration, Columbia University, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Bell, University Of Southern California


13 Christmas Movie Elves, From Naughty to Nice

Santa Claus runs a pretty tight ship up at the North Pole, so it’s reasonably safe to assume most of his elves belong on the nice list. But as Christmas movies over the years have shown us, sometimes the holidays bring out some awfully naughty behavior, too. Here’s how 13 of Santa’s cinematic elves stack up.Read more...
Tags: Science, Holidays, Christmas, Santa Claus, Nice, Santa, Krampus, North Pole, Elves, Bad Santa, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Claus, Elf, Rankin Bass, Ranker, The Santa Clause


A Faulty Algorithm Screwed Residents Out of Stanford's Vaccine Distribution Plan

Medical residents flooded Stanford Hospital on Friday in protest after executives there reportedly used a faulty algorithm to triage its first wave of vaccinations and overwhelmingly left out caregivers working on the front lines of the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
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US clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, second shot in arsenal

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day. Much-needed doses are set to arrive Monday after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health. The move marks the world’s first authorization for Moderna’s shot...
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The US just authorized Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, making millions more doses available to help curb the pandemic

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider US regulators have authorized a second coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.  This two-dose vaccine, developed by the biotech firm Moderna and the US National Institutes of Health, was about 94% effective at preventing COVID-19 in a large clinical trial. Moderna's vaccine is easier to store and transport than Pfizer's COVID-19 shot, which got US clearance a week ago. Moderna plans to deliver 20 million doses in the US by year's end.  The authorizati...
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How to Turn Off 5G to Save Your iPhone 12 Battery

The entire iPhone 12 lineup is capable of connecting to lightning fast 5G networks, which is great news for when those networks are actually lightning fast. But tapping into those gigabit speeds requires a sacrifice: battery life. But Apple baked a Smart Data Mode setting into new iPhones to give you more control over…Read more...
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Apparently Microsoft Wants to Design Its Own ARM Chips

Seems like Microsoft isn’t going to sit back and let Apple take all the glory with its new M1 processor. According to The Verge (via Bloomberg News), Microsoft is reportedly designing its own ARM processor for its Azure cloud servers and possibly even a future Surface device.Read more...
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The Best Gifts for Chicken Nerds

This year, we have to find the silver linings wherever we can. One of those glimmering plus-sides is a sudden rise in chicken ownership—at least, I’d call that a silver lining. Chickens are great! (Salmonella outbreaks aside, of course.) And plenty of others seem to think so, too. According to My Pet Chicken, which…Read more...
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Space Force Personnel Will Be Called 'Guardians' Because Sure, Whatever

Outbound Vice President/gynophobe-in-chief Mike Pence announced at a press conference on Friday that enlisted personnel in the Space Force will be referred to as “Guardians.”Read more...
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These are 20 of the 18,000 people who died of COVID-19 in the US this week

Funeral director Michael Neel looks at the casket of George Trefren, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran who died of COVID-19 in April. The US recorded roughly 18,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week alone. Wednesday marked the deadliest day in the pandemic so far, with nearly 3,500 deaths reported. Below are the names and brief stories of 20 people recently killed by the virus — including the newly elected Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, a pioneering surgeon, and the f...
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FDA Authorizes Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of a covid-19 vaccine developed by the Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna. It’s the second such good news in as many weeks, following the FDA’s authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech’s similar mRNA vaccine. Both vaccines look to be highly…Read more...
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FDA authorizes Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, as expected after an independent panel commissioned by the administration recommended its approval earlier this week. This is the second vaccine now authorized for use in the U.S. under EUA, after the Pfizer -BioNTech vaccine was approved last week. Moderna’s vaccine could begin being administered to Americans by “Monday or Tuesday” next week, according to Dr. Anthony Fau...
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Guardians of the galaxy: Mike Pence names members of new US space force

Vice-president’s announcement marks first birthday of signature Trump program but social media mockery followsMembers of the new US space force will be known as “guardians”, Vice-President Mike Pence announced on Friday, at a ceremony to mark the first birthday of the newest branch of the US armed forces, one of Donald Trump’s signature policy initiatives. Related: Trump unveils logo for Starfleet ... er, Space Force ... and Trekkers take to Twitter Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: UK deaths climb as Australia battles to contain Covid-19 cluster

Italy announces new lockdowns; Australian states consider closing borders to NSW; France death toll surpasses 60,000Mike Pence receives Covid-19 vaccine on live TV: ‘I didn’t feel a thing’Austrians who pass antigen test to be exempt from lockdownUnions say mass testing of England’s pupils ‘undeliverable’Belgian minister tweets EU’s Covid vaccine price list to anger of manufacturers 11.22pm GMT 11.10pm GMT One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested posi...
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The DOJ's Antitrust Suit Against Google Is Probably On Hold Until 2023

We finally have an idea of when the DOJ’s antitrust suit against Google will actually head to trial, and it’s... going to be a bit of a wait. Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of December 18, 2020

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Apple's Fantastic M1 Processor Is Held Back by Software Compatibility

It’s easy to look at the benchmark numbers of Apple’s home-grown processor with wide, astonished eyes—and some heart-felt expletives, too. The M1 is no doubt impressive enough to capture the interest of the most die-hard of die-hard PC users, and it’s clear that Apple’s gamble with making its own in-house chips is…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Amd, Processors, Macbook Pro, Apple Silicon, Apple M1


I’m Having a Great Time Playing Broken Cyberpunk 2077

I have to admit, I asked for this.Read more...
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Pour Yourself a Glass of Something Strong for Huckberry’s End-of-Year Clearance Sale

Featured Deal: Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones | $150Read more...
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What We Know So Far About the SolarWinds Hacking Scandal

After infiltrating a Texas-based software company, an elite group of hackers turned its most widely used product into a Trojan horse. Their plan couldn’t have worked better. At least a half dozen government agencies (so far) and an untold number of America’s wealthiest corporations led them heedlessly right through…Read more...
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The feds insist there's enough vaccine for all states after some officials questioned why the government cut back their shipments

Dr. Jason Smith showed off his bandage after getting vaccinated at the University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images The federal government says it's on track to get the expected number of coronavirus vaccines out to Americans, but some states are confused why they could be getting fewer doses than they thought. Six states have reported they are seeing up to a 40% reduction in the number of doses they expected. Pfizer has said it has delivered every dose that was ordered and h...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, Pentagon, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Dc, Business Insider, Trump, US Food and Drug Administration, Tampa Bay Times, Jason Smith


Some Tropical Forests in Brazil Are Already Releasing More Carbon Than They Absorb

For years, climate scientists have been sounding the alarm about the increasing likelihood that the Amazon rainforest, now one of the biggest absorbers of carbon in the world, could actually become a source of carbon within just 15 years. New research shows that for some other kinds of tropical forests nearby, that’s…Read more...
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The Best Soundbars Under $200, According to Our Readers

Top Pick: Zvox Dialogue Clarifying Sound Bar | $200Read more...
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Spider-Man's Best Cartoons, Ranked

Spider-Man’s rich history transcends comic books—as one of the most popular superheroes of all time, he has swung out of the pages of his Marvel adventures into films, games, and television—and even there, transcended the barriers of live-action and animated formats. The latter of which has perhaps provided some of…Read more...
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'The platypuses were glowing': the secret light of Australia's marsupials

The discovery that bilbies, bandicoots, Tasmanian devils and echidnas emit bio-fluorescence under UV light has sparked the burning question. Why?Dr Kenny Travouillon turned off the lights and headed straight for the shelf holding the stuffed platypus, armed with an ultraviolet torch to test something out. Would the monotreme glow?“All the platypuses were glowing,” says Travouillon, the mammals curator at the Western Australian Museum in Perth. “We went through with other mammals and we found the...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Animals, Environment, World news, Australia news, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Museum, Kenny Travouillon, Travouillon


Sony AI launches its Gastronomy Flagship Project to make the world a bit tastier

Sony AI recently announced its Gastronomy Flagship Project, an AI-powered initiative built on “enhancing the creativity and techniques of chefs around the world.” This might sound like a small-potatoes problem compared to self-driving cars, virtual assistants, or other popular AI programs. But everybody eats. The culinary arts have been around for as long as there’s been people with appetites. Sony AI would be hard-pressed to find a field with more ubiquitious coverage than gastronomy. Per the S...
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The Mandalorian's Explosive Finale Blew Our Minds and Imploded Its World

The credits have rolled on season two of The Mandalorian and we still can’t believe what happened—storylines from both seasons all came to a head in an epic mission to save Baby Yoda/Grogu. We were granted some exciting, intense Star Wars action, plus massive revelations teasing everything to come.Read more...
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You Can Now Do Group Video and Audio Calls on Echo Devices

Video calls have become clutch this year, and just in time for the holidays, Amazon is launching the ability to do group video and audio calls via Amazon Echo devices.Read more...
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Stuff These Snazzy Sennheiser Earbuds In Your Ears for Only $100

Sennheiser Momentum Earbuds | $100 | AmazonRead more...
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