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CDC director says we should be treating every COVID-19 case as if it's a variant of the virus

A nurse enters a tent for coronavirus patients setup at University Medical Center on October 30, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images The new CDC Director warns that we have to treat every COVID-19 case like it could be a variant, as more cases of highly contagious variants are discovered in the US.  There have been 379 confirmed cases of the variant first discovered in the UK.  Some vaccines appeared to be less effective towards a variant first detected in South Africa.  Visit ...
Tags: UK, Science, Minnesota, Cdc, US, Trends, South Africa, United Kingdom, Brazil, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, University Medical Center, El Paso Texas, Novavax


30% of 'SolarWinds' Hacking Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say

The hacker group behind the ongoing SolarWinds scandal found other ways to intrude on U.S. firms and public agencies than just compromising the titular software company. In fact, nearly a third of the victims of the hack—approximately 30%—have no connection to SolarWinds at all, said a senior federal security official…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Computing, Fireeye, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Network Management, Solarwinds, System Administration, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Cross Platform Software, Entertainment_culture


Hezbollah-Linked Cyber Unit Has Been Hacking Into Internet Companies for Years

A cyber unit believed to be associated with the Shiite militant group Hezbollah has been conducting stealthy espionage missions all over the globe, hacking into internet service providers and telecoms to gather data. Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, Shiite, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Regions, Western Asia, Technology_internet, Anti Western Sentiment, Antisemitism In The Arab World, Islam And Antisemitism, March 8 Alliance, Organizations Designated As Terrorist By Canada, Funding Of Hezbollah


These 3D-Printed Fish Bots Can Swarm and School Like Their Scaly Counterparts

Researchers have made a smart school of robotic fish that swarm and swim just like the real deal, and they offer promising insights into how developers can improve decentralized, autonomous operations for other gizmos like self-driving vehicles and robotic space explorers. Also, they’re just pretty stinking cute.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Robotics, Robot, Autonomous robot, Emerging Technologies, Swarm Robotics, Branches Of Biology, Technology_internet, Swarm Behaviour


Coronavirus live news: Coachella festival cancelled; fears over Australian vaccine

Shock and anger at EU’s move to invoke Brexit clause on Irish border; Fauci says ‘virus will continue to mutate’ as Democrats aim to fast-track Covid relief plan; Johnson & Johnson one-dose Covid vaccine shown to workOxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine given full approval by EU regulator‘Immunological unicorn’: the Australian lab growing coronavirus – and its startling discoveryUS children will ‘hopefully’ get vaccines late spring or early summer, says Fauci 2.06am GMT From next week, Queenslan...
Tags: Science, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Coachella, Western Australia, Wuhan, Johnson Johnson, WA, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID, AstraZeneca COVID


Australia's coronavirus vaccine rollout hit as EU gives itself power to block exports

Australia left off list of nations exempt from European Union’s new Covid vaccine export restrictionsFollow today’s coronavirus live blog‘Immunological unicorn’: the Australian lab growing coronavirus – and its startling discoveryAustralia’s Covid vaccines rollout: everything you need to knowEurope’s dramatic decision to impose export controls on vaccine manufacturers could impact the rollout of the jab in Australia, after the country was left off a list of nations exempt from the new restrictio...
Tags: Science, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


*MY FIRST CASTLE PANIC* Sequencing Color & Shape Matching Game

We’ve been pulling out all the games that have any sort of connection at all to ROCKS, our science topic for the month. We’re finding there are a lot of games that have rock elements to them, like My First Castle Panic! (We’re also studying England, Ireland, and Scotland, so this is the perfect game […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, Scotland, History, Board Games, Geography, Homeschool, England Ireland, Gameschooling


Senators Introduce Legislation to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Leave Their Abusers' Cell Phone Plans

Several U.S. senators introduced new legislation today that would allow survivors of domestic violence and other crimes to separate from their abusers’ shared cell phone plans.Read more...
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Hyundai Execs Are Reportedly Worried About Working with Apple

The fact that Apple is developing its own electric car just be one of the worst-kept secrets in tech. But after Hyundai recently spilled the beans on a potential partnership to produce the car with Apple, a new report suggests Hyundai execs are hesitant to move forward with a deal.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Hyundai


BlackBerry Execs Cashed Out When Reddit Sent Their Stock Skyrocketing

Executives in BlackBerry, one of many struggling companies whose stock prices are being juiced in a Reddit-instigated speculative frenzy, jumped on the chance to dump shares at a wildly inflated rate.Read more...
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How Does the GameStop Squeeze End?

If you’ve been following the WallStreetBets stock squeeze (more info here, here, here), you’ve probably grappled with about 6,000 paragraphs that start something like, “if I gave you one banana…” That’s because you’ve probably learned more about shorts and options and margin calls in a few days than from consuming…Read more...
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How Researchers Used GM Car Crash Data And Frozen To Explain A Grisly 62-Year-Old Mystery

I am a fan of the strange and unusual, so when our Editor-in-Chief Rory Carroll spotted this fascinating story in National Geographic about the Dyatlov Pass incident, he immediately sent it to me. He was right to do so, as this is one of my favorite mysteries and it seems it may have actually finally been solved…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Snow, Nature, Avalanche, Gm, National Geographic, Rory Carroll, Kholat, Dyatlov Pass Incident, Creative Works, Weather Hazards, Technology_internet, Disaster_accident, Devils Pass


Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a Starship test flight as the agency reportedly probes launch license violation

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars," but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  On Friday, The Verge reported the hold-up may be related to the first high-altitude Starship flight, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Ars Technica, Earth, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch


Elon Musk blasted the FAA for canceling a Starship test flight as the agency reportedly probes a SpaceX launch license violation

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images SpaceX was ready to attempt a Starship rocket test flight on Thursday, but it couldn't get clearance from the FAA. Elon Musk criticized the agency on Twitter, saying that with its rules "humanity will never get to Mars," but the FAA told Insider it was working with SpaceX to "resolve outstanding safety issues."  On Friday, The Verge reported the hold-up may be related to the first high-altitude Starship flight, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Ars Technica, Earth, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch


Coronavirus live news: EU backtracks on vaccine export control to Northern Ireland after outcry but fears over Australian supply

Shock and anger at EU’s move to invoke Brexit clause on Irish border; Fauci says ‘virus will continue to mutate’ as Democrats aim to fast-track Covid relief plan; Johnson & Johnson one-dose Covid vaccine shown to workOxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine given full approval by EU regulator‘Immunological unicorn’: the Australian lab growing coronavirus – and its startling discoveryUS children will ‘hopefully’ get vaccines late spring or early summer, says Fauci 12.08am GMT New South Wales has reco...
Tags: Science, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Michael, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: EU vaccine export controls spark anger in UK and Australia

Shock and anger at EU’s move to invoke Brexit clause on Irish border; Fauci says ‘virus will continue to mutate’ as Democrats aim to fast-track Covid relief plan; Johnson & Johnson one-dose Covid vaccine shown to workOxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine given full approval by EU regulator‘Immunological unicorn’: the Australian lab growing coronavirus – and its startling discoveryUS children will ‘hopefully’ get vaccines late spring or early summer, says Fauci 11.15pm GMT Reuters reports that Bra...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Eu, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Reuters, Emmanuel Macron, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Macron, European Medicines Agency EMA, AstraZeneca PLC


A 'perfect storm' of pandemic fatigue, crowded housing, and a new variant turned LA into a coronavirus epicenter

A waitress takes customers' orders in the outdoor seating area of a restaurant on January 28, 2021 in Los Angeles. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images Los Angeles has seen more coronavirus cases and deaths than any other county in the US. The majority of LA infections were recorded during a deadly winter surge over the last two months. Epidemiologists say a few factors turned LA into a coronavirus epicenter: the emergence of a local variant, escalating pandemic fatigue, and a high share of ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Brazil, West Coast, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Trulia, Gavin Newsom, Valentine, Southern California


This Next-Gen Artificial Heart Is Set to Go on Sale This Year

Carmat, a French startup that claims it’s making the “world’s most advanced artificial heart”, recently announced it plans to start selling its device in Europe in the second quarter of this year. That’s major, as currently there’s only one other company, SynCardia, which has received regulatory approval for a total …Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, SynCardia


Netflix Is Testing a Timer Feature to Pause a Title After a Certain Period of Time

Netflix is experimenting with a mobile feature for Android that allows users to set a timer for the period of time they would like to watch a series or movie.Read more...
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Fauci: We could return to theaters mid-fall once a 'substantial proportion' of the US population is vaccinated

People wait in line to see the matinee show of It's Only a Play on May 27, 2015 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Americans may be able to return to movie theaters and Broadway shows in mid- or late-fall 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.  His projection is dependent on 70% to 85% of the population being vaccinated by then.  Other indoor venues will likely follow similar timelines, while it's "reasonable" to host masked, distanced spectators at outdoor sports now.  Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Science, New York City, US, Trends, Broadway, Theater, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Black, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Andrew Burton Getty, Fauci, New York Press Club, Coronavirus, Anna Medaris Miller


The FDA is delaying a controversial Alzheimer's drug decision. Analysts say that's a good sign.

Atthapon Raksthaput/Shutterstock The FDA is currently examining a Alzheimer's disease drug developed by Biogen and Eisai. Outside experts have said data from two halted trials don't prove the drug is effective. Regulators pushed back the decision deadline to June 7, at latest. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Food and Drug Administration is delaying its decision deadline for Biogen and Eisai's hotly debated Alzheimer's disease drug, a move that analysts said bodes w...
Tags: Science, Trends, Alzheimer's Disease, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Jefferies, Providence, Eisai, Biogen, Aducanumab, Michael Yee, Butler Hospital, Charles Krupa Associated Press, Brian Skorney, Dispensed


A Real 3D-Printed Home Listing Just Popped Up on Zillow for a Cool $300,000

People have been talking about the advent of 3D-printed homes for quite some time now, but now a listing for a home in upstate New York has popped up on Zillow boasting to be the “world’s first 3D-printed home for sale.”Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Zillow


All the Wrong Turn Movies, Ranked and Roasted on a Spit

The Wrong Turn movies are nobody’s favorite horror franchise. But somehow, the series about cannibal mutants who prey on directionally challenged road trippers has been thriving for nearly two decades. And a since the seventh (yes, seventh!) Wrong Turn arrived this week, we’re taking a look back at the whole damn…Read more...
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This Plate Is Cleverly Designed to Trick Kids Into Eating More Vegetables

Finding a way to get kids to eat their vegetables is the Kobayashi Maru of parenting. Even a victory comes with sacrifices and trade-offs. But instead of forcing parents to become master negotiators, this simple plate instead uses clever psychology tricks to make vegetables look more palatable and portions appear…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kobayashi Maru


‘Frozen’ CG snow and crash-test cadavers offer hints for 60-year-old Russian mystery deaths

The Dyatlov Pass incident is the mother of all cold cases: 9 people found dead in 1959, deep in the Ural mountains, under circumstances no one has ever been able to satisfactorily explain. But new research uses simulation techniques from multiple eras to advance what is perhaps the least implausible story of this tragic mystery. The paper, published yesterday in Nature Communications Earth and Environment, was accompanied by a highly readable summary in National Geographic, which is very much wo...
Tags: Science, Russia, Disney, Tech, Gm, Switzerland, Simulation, EPFL, Ural, ETHZ, Gaume, Nature Communications Earth and Environment, Kholat Saykhl, Dead Mountain, Alxeander Puzrin, Johan Gaume


Scientists Learn Even More About Wombats and Their Beautiful Cubed Poop

The world makes more sense today, thanks to new research detailing the digestive processes responsible for the bare-nosed wombat’s incredible cube-shaped poop.Read more...
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Tell Facebook's Supreme Court What You Think of Trump's Suspension

On January 7, Facebook suspended former-President Donald Trump’s Facebook account due to fears that allowing it to be active could lead to further provocations of violence following the Capitol Hill riots. Now, the highest court in Facebook-land wants to know what you think about the decision. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Facebook s Supreme Court


Big Oil's Lies Are Finally Getting the Public Scrutiny They Deserve on Social Media

After the Capitol was overrun by insurrectionists, Chevron sent out a tweet calling for a “peaceful transition of the U.S. government.” Brand tweets are always fraught, particularly as democracy stood on a knife’s edge. Doubly so if you’re a brand that, say, funded the members of Congress that incited an attempt to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Social Media, Chevron, Capitol


How Two Key U.S. Departments Could Decarbonize Transportation

As the largest greenhouse-gas emitting sector in the U.S., the transportation system must be overhauled in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. That means presumptive Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has a big task ahead of him. Read more...
Tags: Science, Department Of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg


How the Departments of Energy and Transportation Could Revolutionize How We Get Around

As the largest greenhouse-gas emitting sector in the U.S., the transportation system must be overhauled in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. That means presumptive Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has a big task ahead of him. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Science, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, Department Of Transportation, Jennifer Granholm, Sustainable Transport, Pete Buttigieg, Energy Economics, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Business_finance, Health_medical_pharma, Resource Economics



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