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New UK COVID-19 vaccine recommendations say 'it is reasonable' for people to mix and match different shots, even though there's not yet evidence that works

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine at Bradley Manor residential care home in Belfast on December 9, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images The UK has authorized two different coronavirus vaccines: one from Pfizer/BioNTech, and another from AstraZeneca/University of Oxford. Both require two doses, given several weeks apart.  The British government is suggesting that people could mix and match their two COVID-19 shots, if need be. There's a tri...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Britain, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Belfast, Pfizer, Times, Cornell University, Moore, John Moore, Bingham, University of California San Francisco


Latest Samsung Leak Shows Off Tile-Like Bluetooth Tracker

Samsung may soon come out with a Bluetooth-based tracker to give Tile a run for its money. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bluetooth, Samsung, Smartphones, Smart Homes, Tiles, Smarthome


Huawei Purges, Then Reinstates Tencent's Games as Revenue Sharing Negotiations Heat Up

Two of China’s biggest names in tech appear to be in an Apple vs. Epic-style spat over how to carve up the mobile game revenue pie. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, China, Smartphone, Smartphones, Tencent, Mobile Gaming, Mobile Games, App Store, Huawei


Dr Anthony Fauci says US will not delay second doses of Covid vaccine

American infectious disease expert disagrees with UK’s plans to prioritise first dosesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe American infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said he does not agree with the UK’s approach of delaying the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.On Friday, Dr Fauci told CNN that the United States would not be following in the UK’s footsteps and would follow Pfizer and BioNTech’s guidance to administer the second dose of its vaccine...
Tags: UK, Science, US, World news, US news, Cnn, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll passes 195,000 in world's third worst outbreak; Turkey bans arrivals from UK

Latest updates: 15 cases of UK variant confirmed in Turkey; 613 Covid-linked deaths recorded in UK; France to impose earlier curfews in 15 departmentsAll primary schools in London to remain closed after U-turnBioNTech criticises EU failure to order enough Covid vaccineKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.04pm GMT Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’s top infectious disease expert, has...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, France, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Cnn, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, The Times


The 10 Best Deals of January 1, 2021

Friday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
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The Great Big, Pink, and Weird World of Kirby Merch

Kirby Fighters 2 came out recently (see: 3+ months ago), and while it’s not my thing at all, it did remind me that there hasn’t been a memorable, mainline Kirby game since 2016's Planet Robobot for the Nintendo 3DS. And that got me thinking about how much Kirby shit I bought in 2020 despite not enjoying a single entry…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Accessories, Toys, Science, Nintendo, Merch, Kirby, Back At Ya, Kirby Merch, Kirby Fighters


Extend Covid measures or households face 'cliff edges', says Labour

Universal credit boost, ban on evictions and mortgage holiday must continue, party saysSee all our coronavirus coverageMany low- and middle-income households will face financial hardship unless ministers maintain support for those who have lost their jobs or experienced steep cuts in income during the second wave of Covid-19, Labour has said.The shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, said in a new year message to Rishi Sunak that the chancellor must extend a range of Covid-19 rescue measures due to...
Tags: Business, Science, Money, Economics, Benefits, UK News, Labour, Borrowing & debt, Anneliese Dodds, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


Golden ticket: the lucky tourists sitting out coronavirus in New Zealand

Visitors from UK and North America tell of finding themselves with a pass to one of the best-rated pandemic responses in the worldFor Christmas 2019 Efrain Vega de Varona gave his partner plane tickets to New Zealand – her dream holiday destination. It has proved a gift that keeps on giving.A year later they are still in New Zealand, having decided to stay put at the end of their two-week holiday in mid-March rather than return to Los Angeles. “We’ve been living out of two suitcases for 10 month...
Tags: UK, Science, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Airbnb, North America, Coronavirus, Efrain Vega de Varona, Vega de Varona, Island Bay Wellington Continue


NASA's shared some interstellar fireworks to bring 2020 to an end. The Orion Nebula looks like a rainbow canvas peppered with dots of light.

A composite image of the Orion Nebula, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech STScI NASA's final "Image of the Day" for 2020 depicts the Orion Nebula, located 1,500 light-years from Earth. The Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes captured the stunning, colorful image. Nebulae are giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA decided to share some interstellar fireworks to end a...
Tags: Photos, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Orion Nebula, NASA JPL Caltech, Hubble Space, Nebulas, Aylin Woodward, Spitzer Space Telescopes


NASA shared some interstellar fireworks to bring 2020 to an end. The Orion Nebula looks like a rainbow canvas peppered with dots of light.

A composite image of the Orion Nebula, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech STScI NASA's final "Image of the Day" for 2020 depicts the Orion Nebula, located 1,500 light-years from Earth. The Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes captured the stunning, colorful image. Nebulae are giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA decided to share some interstellar fireworks to end a...
Tags: Photos, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Orion Nebula, NASA JPL Caltech, Hubble Space, Nebulas, Aylin Woodward, Spitzer Space Telescopes


Coronavirus live news: Turkey bans arrivals from Britain after variant cases confirmed; 53,285 new UK infections

Latest updates: 15 cases of UK variant confirmed in Turkey; 613 Covid-linked deaths recorded in UK; France to impose earlier curfews in 15 departmentsBioNTech criticises EU failure to order enough Covid vaccineKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.17pm GMT All primary schools in London are set to close for the start of the n...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, France, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson


Friday's Best Deals: Amazon Echo Sale, Society6 Posters, Roomba i6+, Crash Team Racing + Socks, TriggerPoint Foam Rollers, Pantone Sneakers, and More

Amazon Echo devices and Society6 posters lead Friday’s best deals.Read more...
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More Streaming Remotes Need to Be Battery-Free

Enough with the AAA batteries.Read more...
Tags: Science, Apple TV, Streaming, Roku, Fire TV, AAA, Consumer Tech, Enough Already, Streaming Wars, Google TV


What difference will Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine make in UK?

We look at how the introduction of a new vaccine in the fight against Covid will workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is central to the government’s plans for ending social distancing in the UK and returning to some sort of normality. It has invested in seven different vaccines, but the biggest order is for 100m doses of the AstraZeneca jab, most of which will be manufactured in the UK. While the prime minister was jubilant that the UK wa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, COVID, Oxford AstraZeneca


The carcass of a young woolly rhinoceros that died thousands of years ago was found almost perfectly preserved in the Siberia permafrost. Researchers even found the animal's horn.

Researchers discovered a frozen woolly rhinoceros carcass in the permafrost of Yakutia, Siberia. Department for the Study of Mammoth Fauna of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)/Handout via Reuters A local resident from Yakutia, Siberia found the ancient carcass of a juvenile woolly rhino in melting permafrost. Researchers said the carcass is between 20,000 and 50,000 years old, and the most complete young woolly rhino ever found. Most of the rhino's fur coat, hooves...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Ap, Earth, Anthropology, Archaeology, Siberia, Reuters, Rhinos, Sasha, Northern Hemisphere, Russian Academy of Sciences


Students Are Filling in the Plot Lines of the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal tells an important story about what society could be instead of what it currently is. It’s about transitioning to a system that allows everyone a fair shot at succeeding and fixing past wrongs from pollution to colonial land grabs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, Justice, Climate Policy, Green New Deal


Best Budget 4K TV for Most People

There’s an argument to be made that shopping for a new TV near or around the beginning of the year, when companies are gearing up to tease the next year’s worth of displays at CES, is foolish. Sure, if you want the latest and greatest, you should probably hold out for whatever’s coming down the pipeline. But if you…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Sony, Vizio, Tvs, Hisense, Tcl, 4k Tvs, Consumer Tech


Coronavirus live news: UK records 613 Covid-related deaths and 53,285 new cases; France imposes earlier curfews

Latest updates: number of new cases remains high in UK as deaths drop; France to impose earlier curfews in 15 departmentsBioNTech criticises EU failure to order enough Covid vaccineKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.38pm GMT Some residents of Mexico City spent New Year’s Eve queuing to refill oxygen canisters for relative...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, France, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Mexico City, Boris Johnson, Public Health England, NHSX


How to Use the New Chrome Actions to Boost Your Browser Productivity

Chrome 87 brings with it a very handy new capability: Chrome Actions. Essentially, it turns your browser’s address bar (or omnibox) into a command prompt, so you can access various tools and functions without having to delve into menus and navigate around dialog boxes.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: EU rollout of Pfizer vaccine may be disrupted; Philippines to ban arrivals from US

Latest updates: German biotech startup warns of ‘gaps’ in vaccine supply; Philippines banning US arrivals until mid-JanuaryKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22pm GMT Signer Tom Jones has announced he has had the coronavirus vaccine in the UK, saying it is a perk of being 80. The veteran star told presenter Jools Holland ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, China, India, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Boris Johnson, Tom Jones


Coronavirus live news: EU rollout of Pfizer vaccine may be disrupted by supply issues, BioNTech warns

Latest updates: German biotech startup warns of ‘gaps’ in vaccine supply; re-analysis Covid tests in US raises questions about origin of B117 ‘UK strain’Key London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.16am GMT Norway will lift its ban on flights arriving from the UK, the Norwegian health ministry said on Friday.Flights will resume on...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Norway, BioNtech, Social Changes, Coronavirus


Habits: How to be successful every day

Habits, both good and bad, are pre-made decisions that makeup around 40 percent of our day and require no real conscious thought. In order to regain control, resist environmental temptations, and reduce your bad habits, it helps to understand the three parts of a habit loop: the cue (or trigger), the behavior itself, and the reward.Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Charles Duhigg, Adam Alter, and others explain how you can successfully hack your habits by shifting away from goal-based achievement mark...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Science, Success, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Self, Rubin


Inside the outbreak: photographing England during Covid pandemic

Guardian photographer Chris Thomond lives in Manchester and spent most of the year under strict lockdown measures while travelling on assignment around the north of England’s coronavirus hotspots photographing life during the pandemic. He looks back on his yearEarly on during the pandemic I’d seen a short film from the Philippines and read an extended blog from northern Italy, both featuring photographers dressed in hazmat suits, toting cameras housed beneath protective covers. Embedded with par...
Tags: Photography, England, New York, Science, US, UK News, Philippines, News photography, Paris, Italy, Manchester, North Of England, Peter Turnley, Turnley, Coronavirus, Chris Thomond


Inventor Behind the Worst Gadget of All Time Jumps Onto Trump's Sinking Voter Fraud Ship

The inventor behind one of the worst gadgets of all time has joined the motley crew of quasi-experts trying to defend President Donald Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims despite being wildly unqualified to do so. Read more...
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Comb of a lifetime: a new method for fluorescence microscopy

Conventional fluorescence microscopy provides poor quantitative information of the sample because it only captures fluorescence intensity, which changes frequently and depends on external factors. Now, scientists from Japan have developed a new fluorescence microscopy technique to measure both fluorescence intensity and lifetime. Their method does not require mechanical scanning of a focal point; instead, it produces images from all points in the sample simultaneously, enabling a more quantitati...
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Nanoparticle drug-delivery system developed to treat brain disorders

To facilitate successful delivery of therapeutic agents to the brain, a team of bioengineers, physicians, and collaborators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital created a nanoparticle platform, which can facilitate therapeutically effective delivery of encapsulated agents in mice with a physically breached or intact BBB. In a mouse model of traumatic brain injury (TBI), they observed that the delivery system showed three times more accumulation in brain than conventiona...
Tags: Science, TBI, Boston Children s Hospital, Brigham


Putty-like composites of gallium metal with potential for real-world application

Researchers at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) created a novel functional composite of gallium with putty or paste-like physical properties. The composite possesses excellent electromagnetic shielding properties as well as thermal conductivity.
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Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism inadequate for people with genetic conditions

People with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism, even if they do not meet all diagnostic criteria, a study concludes.
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