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We asked 13 public health experts whether they double-mask. None of them do.

Dr. Fauci demonstrated his double masking technique for members of the New York Press Club on Friday, January 29, 2020. NIH/New York Press Club Insider asked 13 leading public health experts what they're doing in the face of new variants. None are double-masking. Experts stress mask fit, layers, and fabric quality are the most important factors to consider in personal protection. Double-masking can be a good solution if you have one high-quality mask that you want to keep protected, or if ...
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Moderna vaccine creator calls Johnson & Johnson's competing shot a 'darn good' tool to fight the pandemic

Kizzmekia Corbett is an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast One of the scientists who helped develop Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine applauded Johnson & Johnson's new trial results, even though they are not as stellar as her own. J&J announced on Friday its COVID-19 vaccine was 72% effective at curbing symptomatic infections in US trials, while Moderna's was more than 94% effective at the same. "Don't let the perfect ...
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As Michigan hospitals reach capacity, restaurants rebel against coronavirus orders and remain open

FILE PHOTO: Restaurants reopen in Michigan Reuters At least 60 Michigan restaurants are defying state orders and remaining open for indoor dining.  Owners said they don't believe public health warnings about the dangers of coronavirus, The Washington Post reported. Many say they can't afford to operate without indoor dining.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some restaurants in Michigan are refusing to abide by state-mandated measures to quell the spread of the coronavir...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, Washington Post, Restaurants, Trends, Michigan, Lansing, Detroit News, Sparrow, Sparrow Hospital, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer, Vierling, Koloski, Coronavirus


WhatsApp Is Now Using Its Version of Stories to Convince Users It’s Committed to Their Privacy

As many of you probably already know, WhatsApp’s announcement on the changes to its privacy policy confused and angered a lot of people, who were given the impression that the messaging app would begin sharing their personal data with its parent company, Facebook. Since then, WhatsApp has been running up and down…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Labor, Social Media, Whatsapp, Software, Computing, Signal, Operating Systems, Messaging Apps, Human Interest, Facebook Since, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology_internet


Google Suspended Federated Chat App Element for Allegedly Hosting Abusive Content

Google temporarily yanked Element’s Android chat app from the Play Store this week for allegedly hosting abusive content. The decision’s particularly baffling given that Element is only a client for the federated chat protocol Matrix and not a service in and of itself. Meaning that Element can (and does) moderate its…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Software, Social Issues, Computing, Reddit, Operating Systems, Element, Alphabet Inc


A coronavirus vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in LA shut down after anti-vax protesters gathered outside

Motorists line up to receive inoculation at a COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, the United States, Jan. 15, 2021. Xinhua/Xinhua via Getty Images A mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium briefly shut down Saturday after protesters arrived. The protesters included people from anti-vaccine and right-wing groups. People in line for vaccines had already been waiting for hours before the disruption. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A mass...
Tags: Science, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Getty Images, United States, Bill Gates, Vaccine, Biden, Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles California, Los Angeles Police Department, Dodger Stadium, Dodgers Stadium


Seattle health workers raced to inject 1,600 coronavirus vaccine doses in the middle of the night to whomever they could find after a freezer failed

Dado Ruvic/Reuters A freezer mishap resulted in a frantic effort to administer more than 1,600 vaccines overnight in Seattle, The Washington Post reported. Hundreds of people stood in the street in their robes and pajamas after Seattle's Swedish Health Services tweeted at 11 p.m. that it had vaccines that were about to expire within hours. Workers administered all the shots on time, and no doses went to waste. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Staff and volunteers at a S...
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Turns Out a Lot of People Streamed Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max

Recently, we reported on the Nielsen streaming numbers for the end of December, which included a big success story for Disney’s release Soul. In that post, we noted that Nielsen didn’t include HBO Max on its streaming chart numbers. But now, it’s released those numbers anyway— at least, for Wonder Woman 1984. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Disney, Wonder Woman, Nielsen, Hippolyta, Fictional Characters, Donna Troy, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, Creative Works, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Business_finance


This Rare, Working Apple-1 Computer Can Be Yours if You Have $1.5 Million Lying Around

If you ever wanted to own a piece of computer history, now is your chance. There is currently what’s billed as a working Apple-1, a model from the first line of computers launched by the company in 1976, up for sale on eBay. It’s not exactly cheap though, and will set you back a good $1.5 million. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Computing, Apple Inc, Personal Computer, Steve Wozniak, Apple I, Paul Terrell, Human Interest, Personal Computing, Apple Computers, Home Computers, Law_crime, Apple Ii Family


Robinhood: So About That Whole GameStonks Thing...

The self-proclaimed democratic financial app Robinhood came under fire on Thursday for temporarily halting trading on GameStop stocks and other stocks favored by Reddit’s WallStreetBets community. But while critics accused the stockbroker of foiling amateur investors to shield major Wall Street firms from mounting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Finance, Investment, Reddit, Robinhood, Hedge Fund, Gamestop, Stock Trader, Technology_internet, Rwallstreetbets, Futures Contract


In the search for Covid protection, Cormac the 'extremely charismatic' llama may hold a key

The llama has provided nanobodies that effectively prevent infection, but the use of other species in Covid research raises troubling ethical questions Cormac the llama lives a quiet life on a farm in Washington State, totally unaware that his unique immune system may be key to protecting the developing world from Covid-19.“He is an extremely charismatic llama … he’s a pretty cool guy,” says TJ Esparza, a neuroscientist at the Uniformed Services University. He is part of the team attempting to t...
Tags: Science, Animals, Medical Research, Washington State, Cormac, Coronavirus, COVID, TJ Esparza, Uniformed Services University He


Pregnant people who get COVID-19 may pass their babies disease-fighting antibodies in the womb, study suggests

A medical worker examines a newborn at a maternity hospital in Volgograd, Russia on January 13, 2021. Dmitry Rogulin/TASS via Getty Images A new study found that 87% of new mothers who had detectable COVID-19 antibodies shared them with their newborns through the umbilical cord. The find suggests it's possible that newborn babies can confer some protective COVID-19 immunity from a mother's infection during pregnancy. It also raises questions about whether vaccinating pregnant people might ...
Tags: Science, News, Pregnancy, Tel Aviv, Trends, Public Health, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Paris, Philadelphia Inquirer, US Centers for Disease Control, Baylor College of Medicine, Munoz, Volgograd Russia, American College of Obstetricians, JAMA Pediatrics


Let's Reminisce About Last Year's Most Memorable Data Breaches

Ah, data breaches. The stuff of internet nightmare. In recent years, we’ve seen more and more of them—to the point where it seems like wherever you store your data, most of it is just breach-material that hasn’t been breached yet. However, weird as it may sound, 2020 actually saw a lot fewer publicly reported data…Read more...
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Disney Plus's Willow Series Has Found a New Director in Jonathan Entwistle

You might know him from a couple li’l Netflix shows we dig around here. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Netflix, The Who, Willow, Entwistle, Fictional Characters, Jonathan Entwistle, Jonathan Kasdan, Creative Works, The End Of The Fing World


Coronavirus live news: UK and EU agree to 'reset' after vaccine fiasco; Iran imposes two-week quarantine for travellers from Europe

EU ‘recognises it made a mistake’ over move to invoke Brexit clauseScores of foreigners breach lockdown rules at Austrian ski resortFrom lockdowns to pool parties: how Covid rules vary around the worldJanuary’s daily UK death toll averages more than 1,000, figures showFor all our coronavirus coverage 5.28pm GMT About 130,000 people in Wales who are clinically extremely vulnerable are being asked to keep shielding until the end of March. The BBC reports:The group – many of whom have underlyin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Wales, Eu, World news, Iran, Bbc, Infectious Diseases, Valdis Dombrovskis, Raab, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


Is there life on Mars? Not if we destroy it with poor space hygiene

As countries begin an age of Martian exploration, planetary protection advocates insist we must be careful of interplanetary contaminationNext month, three new spacecraft arrive at Mars. Two represent firsts for their countries of origin, while the third opens a new era of Mars exploration. The first is the UAE’s Emirates Mars Mission, also known as Hope, which enters orbit on 9 February. Shortly after, China’s Tianwen-1 settles into the red planet’s gravitational grip and in April will deploy a...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, China, India, Nasa, European Space Agency, Mars, Uae, Tianwen, US Russia Europe


These Hardcore Species Would Stand a Chance in a Nuclear Apocalypse

Sadly, we live in a world where a few individuals have the power to wipe out civilization as we know it with nuclear weapons. We hope that power never gets used, as most of us living things wouldn’t make it far in a radioactive wasteland. Among other hazards, exposure to ionizing radiation has both short- and…Read more...
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'Find of the century': medieval hoard of treasures unearthed in Cambridge

Graves found under demolished student halls are providing valuable insight into life in a post-Roman settlementAn early medieval graveyard unearthed beneath student accommodation at Cambridge University has been described as “one of the most exciting finds of Anglo-Saxon archaeology since the 19th century”.King’s College discovered the “extensive” cemetery, containing more than 60 graves, after demolishing a group of 1930s buildings which had recently housed graduates and staff in the west of th...
Tags: Science, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Cambridge, Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Anglo Saxon


How I found the special joy of nature in cities | Alice Vincent

You have to look – and sometimes very closely – but discovering small patches of woodland or flowers bursting through concrete makes me appreciate nature all the moreOne Friday morning last October, when we still could, I drove down from Brixton in south London to Somerset. It was one of those autumn days people anticipate in the midst of a sticky summer, with pillowy mist and low-lying sun trying to get through it. Even hurtling down the M3 was gorgeous; trees filling in the shade card between ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Environment, Life and style, Cities, Health & wellbeing, Somerset, Brixton, Alice Vincent


Mask up With 40% off Onzie Mindful Masks

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One of the earliest mosques has been unearthed beside the Sea of Galilee and indicates Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived in harmony

Dr. Katia Cytryn-Silverman, an archaeologist with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at the dig site in Tiberias, northern Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Maya Alleruzzo/Associated Press The foundations of an ancient mosque have been unearthed in Israel. It was built around a generation after the Prophet Mohammed, making it one of the oldest. Archaeologists say its building phases indicate peaceful coexistence between religions at the time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, Jerusalem, Trends, Ap, Judaism, Middle East, Christianity, Islam, Mosque, Mohammed, Medina, Haaretz, Old City, Levant


Physicists Are Reinventing the Laser

In the 1950s, when physicists were racing to invent the first laser, they found that the rules of quantum mechanics restricted how pure the color of their light could be. Since then, physicists and engineers have always built lasers with those restrictions in mind. But new theoretical research from two independent…Read more...
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This Is Not a Sci-Fi Movie: This Guy Makes 3D-Printed Hyper-Realistic Masks Using Real Faces

At first glance, the photo above can look like a still from a science fiction movie, but rest assured: The guy and his face mask are very real. While the first thing that came to my mind was, “oh wow that’s creepy,” I was then immediately intrigued. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mask, Facial, Face Mask, Television Series, African Clothing, Creative Works, Technology_internet, American Television Series, The Mask Animated Series


Get 50% off This 9-in-1 Car Charger Which Also Functions as a Seatbelt Cutter and Window Breaker

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'I wanted to give something back': the academic who signed up for the Novavax trial

Librarian says she feels ‘very lucky’ working from home, so she volunteered for the vaccine testCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile many have endured almost a year of stress and hardship during the Covid crisis in the UK, others have remained relatively unscathed.Caroline Ball, a 37-year-old academic librarian from just outside Derby, has even felt guilty at times, having the good fortune of a stable job which she can do from home and not worrying about homeschoolin...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Working From Home, Vaccines and immunisation, Derby, Novavax, Coronavirus, Caroline Ball


The US is finally joining the push for global vaccine access. It's almost certainly not going to be enough.

A health worker prepares a syringe before applying it to the patient during a vaccination drill in Bogota, Colombia, in January 2021. Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images President Biden committed the US to COVAX, the scheme to help poorer nations get vaccines. But the project is already struggling, and the details of the US contribution are vague. Experts see the scheme as the bare minimum, that will leave deep inequality even if it works. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As ...
Tags: Politics, Science, London, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Canada, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Biden


CDC mandates wearing masks on public transportation

Naomi Gilens embraces Adi Kamdar in the Castro District the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in San Francisco, Calif. Biden, the former Vice President under former President Barack Obama, is projected to win the 2020 presidential election, defeating the incumbent President Donald Trump. Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images The CDC will mandate masks on public transportation starting Monday.  The agency d...
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A Network of Twitter Bots Reportedly Launched a Smear Campaign on Belgium's Huawei 5G Ban

A small cluster of pro-Huawei Twitter bots reportedly launched a smear campaign attacking the Belgian government’s plan to box out “high-risk” suppliers like Huawei from building the country’s 5G network, according to the latest report from social media research firm Graphika. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Smartphones, Companies, Telecommunications, Belgium, Huawei, Mobile telecommunications, ZTE, 5g, QAnon, Huawei Twitter, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda


Host immune classifier HIC assays may predict treatment response

Using a host immune classifier (HIC) test for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may provide better predictors of treatment response and improve outcomes, according to research presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore.
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Study finds potential therapeutic targets to inhibit colorectal cancer progression

Nagoya University researchers and colleagues have revealed that colorectal cancer tissues contain at least two types of fibroblasts, namely, cancer-promoting fibroblasts and cancer-restraining fibroblasts, and that the balance between them is largely involved in the progression of colorectal cancer. Their findings suggest that artificially altering the balance between the two types of cells could curb the spread of colorectal cancer tumors, which may become an effective strategy for preventing c...
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