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It Looks Like Google’s Starting to Update Its Major iOS Apps

There are signs the waiting could be over. It seems like Google has finally decided to start updating its major iOS apps. The company released an update for YouTube this weekend, more than two months after its last update. Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Privacy, Youtube, Google Search, Computing, Ios 6, App Store, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet, Science And Technology In The United States


England hotel quarantine begins for arrivals from high-risk countries

UK nationals and residents must pay for a 10-day stay in government-approved hotels from MondayAll UK nationals or residents arriving back in England from high-risk countries will begin checking into government-designated accommodation on Monday as the hotel quarantine regime to prevent the spread of new coronavirus cases begins.People returning to England from 33 “red list” countries – comprised of hotspots with Covid-19 variants in circulation – will be required to quarantine in hotels for 10 ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Scientists concerned that 7 newly discovered US coronavirus variants could be more contagious

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images Researchers have discovered seven variants of the coronavirus from across the US, a study found.  It's not yet known if these variations are more transmissible than the original strain.  "There's clearly something going on with this mutation," a virologist said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Researchers have dis...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, United Kingdom, New Mexico, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Conrad Williams, University of Bern, Jericho New York, Kamil, Coronavirus, Emma Hodcroft, Sarah Al Arshani, Getty Images Researchers, Jeremy Kamil


Clubhouse Will Strengthen Security After Researchers Find That Data Could Be Accessed by the Chinese Government

A group of researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory has determined that Clubhouse’s data protection practices allowed its users’ data, possibly including their raw audio, to potentially be accessed by the Chinese government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Social Media, Tor, Software, Computing, Microsoft Office, Clubhouse, Secure Communication, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Stanford Internet Observatory, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet


Mercedes-Benz to Recall Nearly 1.3 Million Cars Over Glitch with eCall Emergency Locator

The U.S. division of Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1.29 million vehicles over an issue with its eCall emergency call system that may send out the wrong location information to emergency responders after a crash, potentially delaying a rescue in a critical moment. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Mercedes Benz, Motor Vehicles, Sedans, Station Wagons, Ecall, Disaster Accident, Hofele Design, Car Body Styles, Mercedes Benz Distribution Indonesia


Move Over 'Farout,' Astronomers Confirm 'Farfarout' Is the Solar System's Most Distant Known Object

What astronomers believed to be the most distant object in the Solar System, “Farout,” has lost its title after just two years. That crown now goes to “Farfarout” (zero points for creativity, you guys), a planetoid that is more than 130 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Neptune, Solar System, Planet, Planetary Science, Applied Sciences, Space Science, Sun than Earth, Trans Neptunian Objects, FarFarOut, Astronomical Objects, Technology Internet, Vg18, Minor Planet


Finally, a Site That Just Lets Me Know How to Cook the Dang Thing

Do all food bloggers secretly want a book deal? Because without fail, every time I look up a new recipe to make, I end up scrolling past a thousand-word essay about some food blogger’s beloved, great-great-grandmother whose culinary insights have endured generations after she personally back-stroked across the…Read more...
Tags: Cooking, Science, Cook, Recipe


This Glass Sculpture of the AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Is 1 Million Times Larger Than the Real Thing

If you’ve ever wondered what a covid-19 vaccine looks like outside of its syringe, you can check out what it looks like in glass. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Luke Jerram, Jerram, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Bob's Burgers and The Great North Have Your Perfect Valentine's Day Jam

Happy Valentine’s Day, my little internet lovebugs. I got you a folded Lisa Frank paper valentine with a temporary tattoo inside, because I love you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bob, Lisa Frank, Loren Bouchard, Bobs Burgers, Television Series, Television In The United States, The Great North, Molyneux Sisters, American Television Series, Entertainment Culture


Guinea declares first Ebola outbreak since 2016, after confirming 7 new cases linked to a funeral

Health workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, in Eastern Sierra Leone, December 19, 2014. Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola on Sunday, the country's first reports of the virus since 2016. Three people have died, among seven confirmed cases of Ebola linked to a nurse's funeral. The Guinean health ministry says it has isolated the survivors and begun contact tracing.  Visit the Business section of Insider for...
Tags: Facebook, Ebola, Science, News, Cdc, Africa, International, Trends, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Congo, Ebola Virus


UK watchdogs say people with learning disabilities have been given inappropriate 'do not resuscitate' orders for COVID-19

Medical workers bring a patient out of an ambulance outside Royal London Hospital, in London, Britain, January 15, 2021. In the UK, people with learning disabilities may be receiving "do not attempt to resuscitate" orders (DNARs) without their consent. A watchdog group is investigating reports of such "inappropriate" orders during the pandemic. A charity said it was still receiving word of nonconsensual DNARs in January, The Guardian reported on Saturday. Visit the Business section of In...
Tags: Twitter, UK, England, Science, News, US, Trends, Guardian, Office For National Statistics, Care Quality Commission, Public Health England, London Britain, Mencap, Royal London Hospital, Learning Disabilities, Morgan McFall Johnsen


People with learning disabilities told they would not be resuscitated if they became ill with COVID-19, says leading charity

Gavin Howcroft, 30, who has the learning disability Global Developmental Delay (GDD), receives Covid-19 vaccine from Senior Immunization Nurse, Suzie Shakespeare at Robertson House, Stevenage on February 9, 2021. Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images People with learning disabilities are being given do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in England. Charity Mencap told The Guardian that many were told they would not be resuscitated if they got COVID-19. show in the UK, 1,220 people with a learning...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Trends, NHS, News UK, The Guardian, Learning disability, British Medical Journal, Dnr, HARRIS, Mencap, Getty Images People, COVID-19, COVID, UK Weekend


Our understanding of Covid and the vaccines is constantly evolving. That's a good thing | Abby Bloom

There will continue to be plenty more data gaps because the Covid-19 strain simply behaves like all influenzas and mutates continuouslyBy the time you read this it will be out of date.Why? Because every day we receive new data that causes us to rethink and rewrite our response to Covid-19, notably vaccine programs. This is good. I will explain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID, Abby Bloom


UK reaches milestone of offering first Covid vaccinations to 15m people

Four priority groups of people in England seen as most vulnerable have been offered jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has reached its target of offering at least first vaccinations to the four groups of people in England seen as most vulnerable to coronavirus by mid-February, it has announced.In a video message sent out via social media, Boris Johnson said Sunday marked “a significant milestone in the United Kingdom’s national vaccination programme”, ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Guinea enters 'epidemic situation' as seven Ebola cases confirmed

Health minister says officials ‘really concerned’ after three deaths from the infectious diseaseGuinea has entered an Ebola “epidemic situation” with seven cases confirmed, including three deaths, a leading health official in the west African nation has said.“Very early this morning, the Conakry laboratory confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus,” Sakoba Keita said after an emergency meeting in the capital. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Africa, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Liberia, Guinea, World Health Organization, Conakry, Sakoba Keita


UK hits target of offering first Covid vaccinations to 15m people

Four priority groups of people in England seen as most vulnerable have been offered jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has reached its target of offering at least first vaccinations to the four groups of people in England seen as most vulnerable to coronavirus by mid-February, it has announced.In a video message sent out via social media, Boris Johnson said Sunday marked “a significant milestone in the United Kingdom’s national vaccination programme”, ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Watch the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate movement in just 40 seconds

A map of Earth's current tectonic plate boundaries. Eric Gaba for Wikimedia Commons Geologists animated a video that shows how Earth's tectonic plates moved around over the last billion years. The animation reveals the formations that came before our current seven continents and five oceans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The land mass that became Antarctica once sat along the Equator. Over Earth's history, several supercontinents have broken up and come back t...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Africa, Americas, Trends, Earth, Atlantic, Geology, Antarctica, Pacific Ocean, PANGEA, Atlantic Ocean, Sandwell, University of Sydney, Joshua Stevens


UK hits target of offering first Covid jab to four most vulnerable groups

Government says 15 million people have received their first dose of coronavirus vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government has reached its target of offering at least first vaccinations to the four groups of people in the UK seen as most vulnerable to coronavirus by mid-February, it has announced.The vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, announced the milestone on Twitter. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Nadhim Zahawi, Coronavirus


7 dimensions of depression, explained

According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people suffer from depression. It is the leading cause of disability and, at its worst, can lead to suicide. Unfortunately, depression is often misunderstood or ignored until it is too late. Psychologist Daniel Goleman, comedian Pete Holmes, neuroscientist Emeran Mayer, psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, and more outline several of the social, chemical, and neurological factors that may contribute to the complex disorder and explain why...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Nutrition, Neuroscience, Society, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, World Health Organization, Emotions, Illness, Mind, Mediterranean


New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, in lockdown for 3 days after 3 new COVID-19 cases from same family

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks with media on February 14, 2021 in Wellington, New Zealand Mark Tantrum/Getty Images PM Jacinda Ardern said Auckland will be entering Level 3 of New Zealand's four-tier coronavirus system. A border will be placed around the city's 1.7 million residents who will be required to stay home. Reviews of the measures will be held every 24 hours. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, is g...
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Life savers: the amazing story of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

A year ago, two scientists began work on the response to a new virus. Now, as their vaccine is being given to millions, they tell of their incredible 12 monthsExactly a year ago, Oxford University scientists launched a joint enterprise that is set to have a profound impact on the health of our planet. On 11 February, research teams led by Professor Andy Pollard and Professor Sarah Gilbert – both based at the Oxford Vaccine Centre – decided to combine their talents to develop and manufacture a va...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Oxford, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Sarah Gilbert, Kate O'Brien


Has Covid changed the price of a life?

A pandemic is a moral and economic minefield. How should governments weigh up the difficult choices – and are they getting it right?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe dilemmas are achingly familiar by now. Should we lock down or stay open? If we lock down, when and in what order should the different sectors of the economy open up? What about schools? Places of worship? Cultural and sporting venues?In each case, the question being asked is essentially the same: is sav...
Tags: Health, Science, Economics, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy after changes to gut microbiome

Statistical modeling developed by Oregon State University researchers has confirmed that changes to melanoma patients' gut microbiome led them to respond to a type of treatment capable of providing long-term benefit.
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Clues for improving sleep in visually impaired athletes

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have found that approximately one-third of a group of visually impaired athletes had sleep disorders. A later wake-up time and stress regarding interpersonal relationships in competition activities were related to the rate of sleep disorders. Addressing these factors may be key in improving sleep quality in this population.
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Move over heavy goggles, here come the ultra-high refractive index lenses

POSTECH professor Junsuk Rho's research team develops a transparent silicon without visible light loss by controlling the silicon atomic structure.
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Aspirin preferred to prevent blood clots in kids after heart surgery

Aspirin should be favoured over warfarin to prevent blood clotting in children who undergo a surgery that replumbs their hearts, according to a new study.
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UK coronavirus variant could be more lethal than original strain, possibly by up to 70 percent, scientists say

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive Covid-19 vaccines on the opening day of the Disneyland Covid-19 vaccination site in Anaheim, California. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images A coronavirus variant that originated in the UK is known to be more transmissible. Now scientists are saying the B.1.1.7 variant is likely more deadly than the original strain. The variant is spreading across the US and to at least 82 other countries. Visit the Business section of Insider for more ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, United Kingdom, New York Times, Boris Johnson, Disneyland, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kelsey Vlamis, Variants, Anaheim California Valerie Macon AFP Getty Images



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