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More Human Than Human

I don't know how much of this is hyperbole and how much is actually yikes-worthy: It is not clear how far Chinese military researchers have gone. They are, however, advocating use of the CRISPR gene-editing tool to enhance human capabilities, and the Communist Party's Central Military Commission is "supporting research in human performance enhancement and 'new concept' biotechnology." I mean, maybe they just want people for an exciting new life in the off-world colonies? . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Space, Science, Guns, SF, Tam, Eek, Communist Party s Central Military Commission


Maryland Becomes First State in Country to Place a Tax on Big Tech’s Digital Advertising Revenue

Maryland decided to take a chunk of Big Tech’s advertising dollars on Friday, successfully passing legislation that would place a maximum tax of 10% on revenue from digital ads. that the tax will generate about $250 million in its first year, money that the Maryland says will go to schools. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Maryland, Tax Avoidance, Retailers, Amazon Tax, Retailing, Sales Taxes, Big Tech, Maryland Becomes First State, 3d Publishing, Internet Tax, Digital Advertising Revenue


Make Your Loved One Swoon With NOAA's Adorable Satellite-Themed Valentines

Ever since I was a little girl, one of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day has been the cards. I would love to decorate my little shoebox every year and check out all the Valentines I would get from my classmates. The best ones were, of course, the ones that were not like the others. Thumbs up if they were both…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Satellites, Satellite, Noaa, Spaceflight, Suomi NPP, Valentine, Earth Sciences, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, Goes 17, Geocentric Orbit, Geostationary Orbit, Earth Observation Satellite


CEOs of Robinhood and Reddit to Testify in Federal GameStop Hearing

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a virtual hearing on Feb. 18 as part of its investigation into the coordinated effort by Reddit’s stock-trading community to drive up the price of GameStop stocks as a big middle finger to hedge fund managers. Read more...
Tags: Science, Finance, Reddit, Stock Market, Robinhood, Share Trading, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, House Financial Services Committee, Business Finance, Vladimir Tenev, In Video Gaming, Rwallstreetbets, Gamestop Short Squeeze, Internet Based Activism


When you can’t quit a crush

Falling head over heels in love is one thing, but if it becomes all-consuming you may be in ‘limerance’A few years ago I was at my university’s library, frantically refreshing a dating app. Under my crush’s photo there was a location setting that told me how far she was from me. “One mile away!” I felt a surge of adrenaline and my mind started racing.I was a promoter for a gay nightclub in London’s Soho, which was where I met Lucy. I’d drop my flyers on purpose and she’d help me pick them up. We...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Relationships, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Lucy, Soho




‘Global Vaccine Apartheid’ Is Also a Climate Warning

The covid-19 vaccination effort is finally achieving liftoff in the U.S. In the days since we highlighted the case for optimism about the pandemic ending, data collected by Bloomberg shows 2 million more Americans have received a shot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Bloomberg, G20, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Access To Covid 19 Tools Accelerator


Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge Are Mr. and Mrs. Smith in a New Series for Amazon

In a move straight out of our fanfic dreams, Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Childish Gambino himself Donald Glover will executive produce and star in a new series based on the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs Smith for Amazon Prime. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Actors, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Entertainers, Donald Glover, Mrs Smith, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Gambino, Human Interest, Doug Liman, Phoebe Waller, Mr Mrs Smith


Why the ‘Global Vaccine Apartheid’ Is a Dire Warning for the Future

The covid-19 vaccination effort is finally achieving liftoff in the U.S. In the days since we highlighted the case for optimism about the pandemic ending, data collected by Bloomberg shows 2 million more Americans have received a shot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Bloomberg, G20, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Access To Covid 19 Tools Accelerator


Coronavirus live: UK records a further 621 Covid deaths, as 14.6 million people receive first vaccine dose

Coronavirus R number falls below 1 in UK; Cuomo faces calls to resign amid allegations of hiding nursing home deaths; High-risk groups missed off UK’s vaccine priority list. Follow the latest updates liveMatt Hancock hopes Covid will become treatable disease by end of 2021Children as young as six to be tested for Oxford vaccine efficacyFewer than a third of UK doctors feel protected from Covid at work – pollA very dangerous epoch’: historians try to make sense of CovidSee all our coronavirus cov...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Cuomo, Coronavirus, COVID, CovidSee


How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?

The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance – yet its errors, particularly on gender, now make for uncomfortable reading“Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.” That sentence is the sole reference to human evolution in Charles Darwin’s masterwork On the Origin of Species, which in 1859 set down the theory that explains how life on Earth has evolved. Darwin had entirely excluded humans from his scheme. That tease comes in the final chapter, a...
Tags: Science, Biology, Race, World news, Earth, Genetics, Feminism, Evolution, Charles Darwin, Darwin, Descent of Man


NASA Is Dropping a New Rover on Mars. Here’s What Could Go Wrong

Failure could take on many forms next week when NASA’s next-gen rover, Perseverance, reaches the surface of the Red Planet. Here’s what needs to go right—and how things could quickly go sideways—when Perseverance tries to make its much-anticipated landing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Lander, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Red Planet, Perseverance, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Mars Exploration Program, Schiaparelli Edm, In Spaceflight


Coronavirus live: Johnson 'optimistic' about roadmap to easing UK restrictions; new surge testing in England after South African variant detected

Coronavirus R number falls below 1 in UK; Cuomo faces calls to resign amid allegations of hiding nursing home deaths; High-risk groups missed off UK’s vaccine priority list. Follow the latest updates liveMatt Hancock hopes Covid will become treatable disease by end of 2021Children as young as six to be tested for Oxford vaccine efficacyFewer than a third of UK doctors feel protected from Covid at work – pollA very dangerous epoch’: historians try to make sense of CovidSee all our coronavirus cov...
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Coronavirus live news: New surge testing rollout in England after South African variant detected; Heathrow says 'significant gaps' remain over UK quarantine policy

Coronavirus R number falls below 1 in UK; Cuomo faces calls to resign amid allegations of hiding nursing home deaths; High-risk groups missed off UK’s vaccine priority list. Follow the latest updates liveMatt Hancock hopes Covid will become treatable disease by end of 2021Children as young as six to be tested for Oxford vaccine efficacyFewer than a third of UK doctors feel protected from Covid at work – pollA very dangerous epoch’: historians try to make sense of CovidSee all our coronavirus cov...
Tags: UK, England, Science, World news, Czech Republic, Britain, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Heathrow, Astrazeneca, Hampshire, Cuomo, Department Of Health, Reuters, Coronavirus


The Oxford COVID-19 vaccine will soon be tested on children as young as 6

The Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is set to be tested on children as young as six. Reuters The Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine is to begin testing its efficacy in children aged six to 17. It will be the first trial in children so young. Children are much less affected by the novel coronavirus than adults, but there is still a risk. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Oxford is to start testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as six, it was annou...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, Children, Trends, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Vaccines, Reuters, Andrew Pollard, Royal College of Paediatrics


As little as 13% of people who get the coronavirus develop symptoms, a new study suggests

A woman has her temperature scanned. Getty Images A new model suggests that just 13% to 18% of COVID-19 cases are symptomatic, based on data collected in New York City from March to June. That could mean that more than 80% of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic. The model also suggested that asymptomatic cases could represent at least 50% of transmission. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of the coronavirus' most dangerous characteristics is that infected peop...
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Coronavirus live news: Heathrow says 'significant gaps' remain over UK quarantine policy; Oxford vaccine to be tested on children from six years old

Coronavirus R number falls below 1 in UK; Cuomo faces calls to resign amid allegations of hiding nursing home deaths; High-risk groups missed off UK’s vaccine priority list. Follow the latest updates liveChildren as young as six to be tested for Oxford vaccine efficacyFewer than a third of UK doctors feel protected from Covid at work – pollA very dangerous epoch’: historians try to make sense of CovidCharities urge clarity over who qualifies for next UK vaccine waveAustralian Open: fans shut out...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Heathrow, Guardian, Cuomo, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape province, Coronavirus, Molly Blackall, COVID, Northern Cape 46


Why temperature scanners won’t help us stop COVID-19

During the pandemic, the chances are that as you enter an airport or doctor’s surgery, someone will point an infrared thermometer at your forehead in order to assess your temperature. Your skin temperature is being measured to try to identify whether or not you have an increased deep body temperature, which is indicative of fever, one of the leading signs of COVID-19. The good thing about using infrared thermometers is that they are quick, simple, and non-invasive. You can rapidly screen many pe...
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Coronavirus live news: Oxford vaccine to be tested on children from six years old; WHO cautions against relaxing restrictions

Coronavirus R number falls below 1 in UK; Cuomo faces calls to resign amid allegations of hiding nursing home deaths; High-risk groups missed off UK’s vaccine priority list. Follow the latest updates liveFewer than a third of UK doctors feel protected from Covid at work – pollA very dangerous epoch’: historians try to make sense of CovidCharities urge clarity over who qualifies for next UK vaccine waveAustralian Open: fans shut out as Covid-19 lockdown impacts tennisSee all our coronavirus cover...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Oxford, Imperial College London, Cuomo, Reuters, LAHORE, King 's College London, Coronavirus, COVID, Danny Altmann


Victorian Covid quarantine chief rejects claim nebuliser at centre of outbreak declared to staff

Emma Cassar says there is ‘no evidence’ man at Holiday Inn raised nebuliser with health teamFollow today’s live coronavirus coverageVictoria’s coronavirus lockdown sabotages terminally ill Australian man’s flight homeEpidemiologists back Victoria’s lockdown but say evidence not yet in on ‘shorter incubation’Patient diagnosed with Covid-19 dies in New Zealand hospitalThe head of Victoria’s hotel quarantine system has rejected a claim from a man at the centre of the Holiday Inn outbreak that he de...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Holiday Inn, Victorian politics, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus, Emma Cassar


Victoria's coronavirus lockdown sabotages terminally ill Australian man's year-long fight to get home

John Jobber’s flight home, after being stuck in Ireland, will not be accepted due to lockdown restrictionsFollow today’s live coronavirus coverageEpidemiologists back Victoria’s lockdown but say evidence not yet in on ‘shorter incubation’Patient diagnosed with Covid-19 dies in New Zealand hospitalTerminally ill Australian man John Jobber is running out of time to make it back from Ireland and fulfil his wish of dying back home in Tasmania.After nearly a year of fighting to get Jobber home, his d...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Samantha John, Coronavirus, John Jobber


Victoria's coronavirus lockdown sabotages terminally ill Australian man's flight home

John Jobber’s flight home, after being stuck in Ireland, will not be accepted due to lockdown restrictionsFollow today’s live coronavirus coverageEpidemiologists back Victoria’s lockdown but say evidence not yet in on ‘shorter incubation’Patient diagnosed with Covid-19 dies in New Zealand hospitalTerminally ill Australian man John Jobber is running out of time to make it back from Ireland and fulfil his wish of dying back home in Tasmania.After nearly a year of fighting to get Jobber home, his d...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Samantha John, Coronavirus, John Jobber


Immunotherapy -- targeted drug combination improves survival in advanced kidney cancer

Patients with advanced kidney cancer, who received a targeted drug combined with a checkpoint-blocker immunotherapy agent had longer survival than patients treated with the standard targeted drug, said an investigator from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reporting results from a phase 3 clinical trial.
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Cabozantinib most effective treatment for metastatic papillary kidney cancer

In a SWOG Cancer Research Network trial that put three targeted drugs to the test, the small molecule inhibitor cabozantinib was found most effective in treating patients with metastatic papillary kidney cancer - findings expected to change medical practice.
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Photos show Lunar New Year celebrations with caution amid an ongoing pandemic

An immediate family from a distance virtually join a family reunion dinner via a phone call on the eve of the lunar new year at home on February 11, 2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Annice Lyn/Getty Images Families opt for distanced or virtual celebrations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Limited public festivities continued to take place with health safety precautions in mind. Here's what celebrating one of the most important holidays in the Chinese culture looks like amid the pandemic....
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, London, Indonesia, China, New York City, US, International, Trends, Features, Kuala Lumpur, Red Cross, Bangkok, Chinatown, Chinese New Year, Buddhist


Bitcoin Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Now You Can Spend It Using Apple Pay

In case you haven’t noticed, Bitcoin’s having a bit of a moment. The cryptocurrency’s value reached record heights in recent weeks, you’ll soon be able to , and, as of Friday, you can now spend Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) via Apple Pay.Read more...
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