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A Volunteer-Run Website Helps You Find a Vaccine Appointment in New York City's Online Maze

It’s no secret that New York City, like many other places in the U.S., has been having a hard time with covid-19 vaccine distribution. One of the problems is its messy online sign-up website, which some city officials have denounced as “complex, burdensome, and buggy.” Officials said that this would create an obstacle…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, New York City, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccines, Life Sciences, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Hiv Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccine, Technology_internet, Online Maze


Biden's COVID response team is scrambling to find 20 million coronavirus vaccine doses the Trump administration didn't bother tracking

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Biden's ambitious plan to improve the US's coronavirus vaccine rollout has hit a snag. About 20 million vaccine doses are missing, Politico reported. The government has delivered them to states, but states haven't administered them to patients. The Trump administration failed to track where vaccine doses were going and when once they had been delivere...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, White House, Virginia, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Vaccines, Biden


Police and Fire Departments in 48 U.S. States Are Reportedly Involved in Amazon’s Ring Program

If you have an Amazon Ring smart doorbell, there’s something you should know. A growing number of fire and police departments are interested in your doorbell—or to be frank, in its camera footage—especially if they feel it can help them in their investigations. In fact, there are now 2,014 departments in the program…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Crime, Articles, Surveillance, Software, Ring, Neighbors, Internet Privacy, Crime Mapping, U S States Are Reportedly Involved in Amazon


This Guy Used 3D Printing to Help His 18-Year-Old Blind Pup Get Around Safely

You know, 3D printing has produced some wild stuff over the years, from itty bitty spacecraft and candy-firing wrist cannons to entire homes and personal protective equipment. But while some creations have been absolutely cursed (I’m looking at you, tongue brush), this safety hoop made to help a senior pup get around…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Thingiverse, Hoop, Emerging Technologies, Industrial Processes, Diy Culture, Horse Harness, Open Source Movement


A congressional lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus after getting second dose of Pfizer vaccine

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. Tom Williams/Pool via AP After having received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesperson told Business Insider.  "While Mr. Lynch remains asymptomatic and feels fine, he will self-quarantine and will vo...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Ap, Capitol Hill, Pfizer, Vaccine, Postal Service, Biden, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


A congressman tested positive for the coronavirus after getting vaccinated. It typically takes a few weeks to develop immunity.

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. Tom Williams/Pool via AP After having received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesperson told Business Insider.  "While Mr. Lynch remains asymptomatic and feels fine, he will self-quarantine and will vo...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Ap, Capitol Hill, Pfizer, Vaccine, Postal Service, Biden, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention




Some coronavirus patients may develop 'COVID tongue' - a painful rash or 'furry coating' on their swelling tongues, a researcher says

PhotoAlto/Ale Ventura/Getty Images Some people infected with the coronavirus might have "COVID tongue." The condition may involve a painful rash, swelling, or discoloration on patients' tongues. One UK researcher says it's critical to draw attention to "non-classic" coronavirus symptoms like COVID tongue that aren't on official public health lists. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the pandemic progresses, experts are identifying more and more symptoms that could sign...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Nbc, Cdc, Nbc News, Trends, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Brazil, Madrid, Ada, King


Is it possible to change a chicken's sex before it hatches?

Billions of unwanted male chicks are slaughtered by the farming industry. Now a startup claims to have found a surprising solution to the problemThe eggs we eat have a hidden cost. About 7bn male chicks are killed worldwide every year to produce them. Farmers need to replenish their supply of egg-laying hens but, by nature, half the chicks that hatch are male and growing them for meat is uneconomic – that industry uses faster growing breeds. In many countries they are tossed into shredding machi...
Tags: Food, UK, Science, Eggs, Environment, Farming, Ethical and green living, Farmers, Farm Animals, Soos Technology Founded


Make Your Dog's Day With 30% off a BarkBox Monthly Subscription Box

BarkBox Monthly Subscription Box | $25 | Amazon Gold BoxRead more...
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A Baltimore man has the coronavirus variant found in South Africa - the 3rd confirmed US case. He 'likely' caught it locally, the state governor said.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images Maryland officials said a Baltimore man caught the coronavirus variant first found in South Africa. The man had not traveled abroad and likely caught the variant locally, said Maryland's governor. The mutant variant is more contagious, but not thought to be more deadly.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US has identified its third case of the more contagious coronavirus variant fou...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Maryland, Washington Post, Africa, US, Trends, Joe Biden, South Africa, Brazil, Pfizer, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina


Israel Covid vaccine data shows extremely low rates of infections

Only 0.04% of people caught virus a week after second dose and 0.002% needed hospital treatmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStudies in Israel have offered tentative optimism on the effectiveness of vaccines in curbing the coronavirus pandemic, with initial data suggesting even the early stages of inoculation campaigns might have marked decreases in both hospitalisations and infections.With one in three Israelis having received at least one shot, a far higher fract...
Tags: Health, Science, Israel, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Israel Covid vaccination data offers hope for exit from pandemic

Only 0.04% of people became infected a week after becoming fully vaccinated, figures show Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStudies in Israel have offered tentative optimism on the effectiveness of vaccines in curbing the coronavirus pandemic, with initial data suggesting even the early stages of inoculation campaigns might have marked decreases in both hospitalisations and infections.With one in three Israelis having received at least one shot, a far higher fraction t...
Tags: Health, Science, Israel, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


I'm an NHS consultant anaesthetist. I see the terror in my Covid patients' eyes

As a hospital consultant working in intensive care, the reality of coronavirus and patients’ fear is brought home to me every dayI’m not ready,” the patient implores me through her CPAP [continuous positive airway pressure] hood. She’s breathing at more than triple her normal rate and I’ve been asked to intubate her as she’s deteriorating, despite three days in intensive care. She is 42 years old.There’s terror in her eyes. A tear runs down her cheek. She’s looking at the patient opposite who is...
Tags: Health, Science, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Doctors, Coronavirus


What's the difference between all the Covid vaccines?

First there was Pfizer, then AstraZeneca, now Moderna and Novavax. How do they differ? And which might you get?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Novavax, Moderna, Coronavirus


Professor Avi Loeb: 'It would be arrogant to think we're alone in the universe'

When Harvard professor Avi Loeb discovered possible signs of extraterrestrial activity, it caused a scandal in the research community. Is fear and conservatism stopping science from considering plausible evidence that there are aliens out there?By the time humanity noticed the object, it was already leaving the galaxy. 19 October 2017. Astronomers at the University of Hawaii notice an odd shape tumbling away from Earth, a bright speck hurtling through the deep dark. Informally, they name it ‘Oum...
Tags: Space, Science, Time, Earth, Harvard, Hawaii, Fox News, Alien Life, Loeb, Avi, US Capitol, Avi Loeb, Oumuamua


What a great shot! Vaccination selfies become the latest social media hit

A new trend has emerged – public figures posting ‘vaxxies’ showing the moment they received their jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe latest social media trend involves no ice buckets, no filters and certainly no sea shanties. Now celebrities and politicians around the world are vying to post the best “vaxxies” – selfies of the moment they receive their Covid-19 vaccination.While vaxxies send out a strong message that the vaccines are safe, they are also an undenia...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Vladimir Putin, Social Media, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation


Socioeconomic, demographic and urban factors influence the spread of COVID-19

Per capita income, population volume and density, the structure of cities, transport infrastructure or whether districts have their own schools are all factors that can affect the spread of COVID-19. This has been confirmed by a study carried out in 73 districts in Barcelona (Spain) by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, the results of which have been published in the Journal of Public Health.
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Algorithm for algal rhythms

Red Sea atlas of algal blooms reveals the need for more sustainable fish farming.
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The application Radar COVID detects twice as many contacts as the manual tracing system

The application Radar COVID detects twice as many close contacts of people infected with the virus SARS-Cov2 as the manual tracing system. This is the conclusion of the first scientific study that was carried out to assess the application in a trial carried out last summer on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands (Spain). The results have been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.
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Increasing snow depth prevented wintertime soils from cooling during the warming hiatus

Scientists investigated snow cover along with other direct and indirect soil temperature influences in northeastern China. The research further showed that the increasing snow depth in northeastern China may be the main reason for the continued warming trend in soil temperatures. In addition to the thermal insulation effect of snow cover, the ability for soil to record human changes and environmental influences, or "soil memory" is also important, especially at greater depths.
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Social & structural factors influence racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality

COVID-19 mortality racial disparities in the US are associated with social factors like income, education and internet access, rather than biology, according to a Rutgers study.
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Wellbeing benefits of wetlands

Australians love their beaches, and now a new study also confirms the broad appeal of other coastal assets such as tidal wetlands, nature trails and protected areas including bird and dolphin sanctuaries.In one of the first studies of its kind in Australia, ahead of World Wetlands Day (2 February), Flinders University environment and marine ecology experts have conducted an Adelaide-based survey of how residents connect with and rate the attributes of Adelaide's northern metropolitan coastal wet...
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Patient-reported outcomes from the randomized phase III CROWN study of first-line Lorlatinib versus in ALK+ NSCLC

Patient-reported outcomes from the phase III CROWN study showed that time to treatment deterioration (TTD) in pain in chest, dyspnea, and cough was comparable between those who received lorlatinib and patients who took crizotinib. The research was presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore.
Tags: Science, International Association, TTD


Co-use of alcohol and marijuana and beliefs among teens

New research from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation examines whether recreational marijuana legalization in Oregon and marijuana and alcohol retail outlet density levels are associated with co-use and beliefs supportive of use of each among teens.
Tags: Science, Oregon, Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation


Inherited immune condition reversed by random DNA change

Researchers have revealed how a rare DNA change rebalanced the immune system of patients with a life-threatening genetic immunodeficiency.
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New weapon for inflammation

Flinders University researchers have discovered a new anti-inflammatory role for well-known blood clot protein fibrinogen, which could support targeted new treatments for kidney, heart and other common diseases. The study in Redox Biology describes how fibrinogen can be protective against hypochlorite - a chemical generated by the body during inflammation - and so act as a kind of antioxidant in blood plasma.
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