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Kids represent a small fraction of overall COVID-19 deaths in the US but 75% of them are children of color

A temperature check is taken as students return to St. Joseph Catholic School in La Puente, California on November 16, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images There have been fewer than 250 children who have died from the coronavirus.  More than three-quarters of the deaths were in children of color.  Overall, kids make up about 13% of the coronavirus cases in the US.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Children make up a small percentage of the overall COVID-19 d...
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Fauci says it's 'possible' that Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting on November 19. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Fauci predicts that Americans might still need masks in 2022, CNN reported.  He said how long masks are needed depends on the level of virus in the community. He added that there will be a great deal of normality restored by the fall.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fau...
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FAA Ends Investigations Into Crashed SpaceX Starship Prototypes: Report

The Federal Aviation Administration has ended its investigations into SpaceX’s last two Starship prototype tests, dubbed SN8 and SN9, according to CNN’s Jackie Wattles. News of the federal probes threw the launch of SpaceX’s SN10 prototype into legal limbo, but on Sunday CEO Elon Musk seemed confident that the matter…Read more...
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A Phishing Scam Targeting Postmates Drivers Pretends to Represent the Company to Empty Out Victims’ Accounts

As if gig workers didn’t have it hard enough already, they now have to be on the lookout for possible phishing scams from malicious actors that pretend to represent their company. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Crime, Fraud, Social Engineering, Phishing, Postmates, Spamming, Online Food Ordering, Deception, Meghan Casserly, Confidence Tricks


People with extremist views less able to do complex mental tasks, research suggests

Cambridge University team say their findings could be used to spot people at risk from radicalisationOur brains hold clues for the ideologies we choose to live by, according to research, which has suggested that people who espouse extremist attitudes tend to perform poorly on complex mental tasks.Researchers from the University of Cambridge sought to evaluate whether cognitive disposition – differences in how information is perceived and processed – sculpt ideological world-views such as politic...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Neuroscience, UK News, World news, US news, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Far Right


WhatsApp: Users Who Don’t Accept Our New Privacy Policy Won’t Be Able to Read or Send Messages

After causing a huge virtual meltdown with the announcement of its new privacy policy, and then postponing the implementation of said policy due to online fury, WhatsApp has spent the last few weeks trying not to stir up trouble. However, it has just revealed what will happen to users who do not accept its new privacy…Read more...
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Check Out the Debris That Rained Down on a Colorado Suburb After a Plane's Engine Exploded

On Saturday, residents of a Colorado suburb witnessed a scene straight out of a disaster movie: The sound of an explosion overhead followed by huge chunks of metal raining down from above. Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Transport, Aviation, Aviation Safety, Turbines, Aviation accidents and incidents, Human Activities, Disaster Accident, Turbine Engine Failure


The black-footed ferret was believed extinct until 18 were discovered on a Wyoming ranch. Now scientists have cloned one using 33-year-old DNA.

Elizabeth Ann, the first ever cloned US endangered species at 50 days old. USFWS National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center Elizabeth Ann was born using the frozen cells of a black-footed ferret called Willa that died in 1988. She will be raised in the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado. The species was considered extinct until seven were found in 1981. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Scientists successfully cloned a black-footed ferr...
Tags: Science, News, Colorado, Dna, US, Trends, Wyoming, News UK, Cloning, North America, Ferret, Wildlife Service USFWS, Willa, USFWS, Ryan Phelan, Association of Zoos


Quantum physics has the answer to making better holograms

Once, holograms were just a scientific curiosity. But thanks to the rapid development of lasers, they have gradually moved center stage, appearing on the security imagery for credit cards and banknotes, in science fiction movies – most memorably Star Wars – and even “live” on stage when long-dead rapper Tupac reincarnated for fans at the Coachella music festival in 2012. Holography is the photographic process of recording light that is scattered by an object and presenting it in a three-dimensio...
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Enjoy the Outdoors (Someday, Hopefully) with $230 off Tacklife’s Beautiful Fire Pit Table

Tacklife Fire Pit Table | $270 | Amazon | Use code 40919XJ8 + Clip couponRead more...
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Thousands of COVID-19 long-haulers have been crippled by months of physical pain and mental anguish, but recovery clinics are springing up, offering hope

Amy Watson. Amy Watson Many COVID-19 long-haulers are still experiencing debilitating symptoms. But new recovery clinics that are now opening up across the country are offering them hope. Insider spoke to long-haulers and doctors running the programs to see how successful they've been. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amy Watson has had a chronic fever for 344 days. Almost a year after she was diagnosed with COVID-19, the schoolteacher from Portland, Oregon, is still...
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Cautious Johnson faces battle with own MPs over lockdown exit

Analysis: many on the Tory backbenches want Covid restrictions over by end of AprilCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Boris Johnson stands at the dispatch box on Monday to deliver his roadmap for easing Covid restrictions for what he hopes will be the final time, there is likely to be a sigh of relief from his scientific advisers who will have won the most recent battle.Johnson is now gearing up for the next tussle, which will be with his MPs. There is a truce with ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, 1922 Committee, Coronavirus


Enjoy the Outdoors (Someday, Hopefully) With $200 off Tacklife’s Beautiful Fire Pit Table

Tacklife Fire Pit Table | $300 | Amazon | Use code 40919XJ8 Read more...
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The Poster for Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead Releases the Zombie Cut

After years of everyone being all “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” about his Justice League cut, I almost forgot about Zack Snyder’s return to the zombie genre. But since everything’s coming up Snyder this month, we’ve got a poster and an upcoming teaser.Read more...
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Scientists say clinical trials for ‘variant-proof’ vaccines could start very soon

From immunity to blocking transmission of the virus, labs across the UK are hunting for second-generation jabs Scientists are developing a range of second-generation Covid vaccines aimed at expanding protection against the disease. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


After the Nobel, what next for Crispr gene-editing therapies?

Hailed as the ‘molecular scissors’ that will allow us to rewrite our genes, the DNA tool is being trialled in treatments for everything from sickle-cell anaemia to cancerWhen last year’s Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to biochemist Jennifer Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier for their work in developing the technique of gene editing known as Crispr-Cas9 (pronounced “crisper”), headlines hailed their discovery as “molecular scissors” that would allow us to “rewrite the book o...
Tags: Science, Biology, Cancer, Genetics, Medical Research, Crispr, Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Doudna, Sickle Cell Disease, Huntington's Disease, University of California at Berkeley Continue


Ten lessons from the virus crisis

A mixture of smaller countries led by New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cyprus, Rwanda and Iceland led the world 's Top 10 countries to manage their COVID-19 response well, according to a new study. In the study, published in The BMJ, lead researcher Flinders University's Professor Fran Baum joined experts from around the world to reflect upon the Global Health Security Index (October 2019) predictions for a public health emergency.
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Improving immunotherapies for blood cancers: real-time exploration in the tumor

Monoclonal antibodies are part of the therapeutic arsenal for eliminating cancer cells. Some make use of the immune system to act and belong to a class of treatment called "immunotherapies." But how do these antibodies function within the tumor? And how can we hope to improve their efficacy? Using innovative in vivo imaging approaches, scientists from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm visualized in real time how anti-CD20 antibodies, used to treat B-cell lymphoma, guide the immune system to attack...
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Psychological 'signature' for the extremist mind uncovered by Cambridge researchers

Study investigates ideological attitudes using an unprecedented number of cognitive and personality tests, and finds that people who lean towards "extreme pro-group action" have a similar type of mind.
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A salt solution for desalinating brine

Solar-powered brine crystallization could alleviate the environmental impacts of seawater desalination.
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Colorful connection found in coral's ability to survive higher temperatures

A coral's color can tell of its resilience to climate change, and a new study from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University has shed light on the underlying genetic factors that may be at work behind this.
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Researchers demonstrate new method to track genetic diversity of salmon, trout

Scientists at Oregon State University and the U.S. Forest Service have demonstrated that DNA extracted from water samples from rivers across Oregon and Northern California can be used to estimate genetic diversity of Pacific salmon and trout.
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CovMT: Tracking virus mutations across the world

An interactive platform helps users visualize where SARS-CoV-2 mutations start, how wide they spread and how infectious they are.
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Advancing understanding of hop genome to aid brewers, medical researchers

Oregon State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers have significantly expanded the understanding of the hop genome, a development with important implications for the brewing industry and scientists who study the potential medical benefits of hops.
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Low-quality maternal diet during pregnancy may be associated with late-childhood obesity

Eating a low quality diet, high in foods and food components associated with chronic inflammation, during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of obesity and excess body fat in children, especially during late-childhood. The findings are published the open access journal BMC Medicine.
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Bioengineered hybrid muscle fiber for regenerative medicine

Scientists regenerate damaged muscle tissue using cell reprogramming technology and natural-synthetic hybrid scaffold.
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Sewage study shows which countries like to party hard

The Netherlands, United States, Australia and New Zealand are consuming the highest amounts of designer 'party' drugs, according to wastewater samples taken from eight countries over the New Year period.
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Pioneering research reveals gardens are secret powerhouse for pollinators

Home gardens are by far the biggest source of food for pollinating insects, including bees and wasps, in cities and towns, according to new research.
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Periodontal disease increases risk of major cardiovascular events

People with periodontitis are at higher risk of experiencing major cardiovascular events, according to new research from Forsyth Institute and Harvard University scientists and colleagues.
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Investment needed to bring down pancreatic cancer death rates in Europe

Researchers have called on European policymakers to make adequate resources available to tackle pancreatic cancer, a disease that is almost invariably fatal and where little progress has been made over the past 40 years. The latest predictions for cancer deaths in the EU and UK for 2021, published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology, show that pancreatic death rates are predicted to remain approximately stable for men, but continue to rise in women in most EU countries.
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