Global NGOs call on the Biden administration to concoct a plan for sharing vaccine surplus with nations in need

Staff member handles AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in storage at Region Hovedstaden's Vaccine Center, Copenhagen, Denmark February 11, 2021. Ritzau Scanpix/Liselotte Sabroe via REUTERS A group of NGOs is asking the Biden administration to distribute surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses globally. The letter called on President Joe Biden to engage in "vaccine diplomacy." On Monday, Biden said that 90% of Americans will be eligible for vaccination by April 19. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Canada suspends use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for those under 55

Immunisation panel says there is ‘substantial uncertainty about the benefit’ of the vaccine given risk of rare type of blood clotSee all our coronavirus coverageCanada on Monday suspended the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for people under 55 following concerns it might be linked to rare blood clots.The pause was recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization for safety reasons. The Canadian provinces, which administer health in the country, announced the suspe...
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T-Mobile Is Already Pulling the Plug on Its Live TV Services

Just five months after announcing its TVision streaming bundle, T-Mobile confirmed on Monday that the service will go belly up at the end of April in order to make way for live TV solutions from YouTube TV.Read more...
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T-Mobile Will Make Google Messages Its Default Messaging App for Android

T-Mobile customers with Android devices will be using Google’s Messages as their primary messaging app.Read more...
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A WHO investigation into the coronavirus' origins points the finger at animals in Chinese wildlife farms

A worker in protective GEAR directs members of the World Health Organization team at the airport in Wuhan, China, January 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan The coronavirus likely jumped from animals to people, possibly at wildlife farms, the WHO found. The AP obtained the WHO's forthcoming report about its investigation into the virus' origins in China. The report says it's "extremely unlikely" the virus leaked from a lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Wor...
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JPL begins assembly work on asteroid-exploring spacecraft in La Cañada Flintridge

Technicians at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday, March 29, were beginning final assembly and testing work on a spacecraft designed to explore a largely metallic asteroid in hopes of gaining insight on the formation of planets. The van-sized chassis of the Psyche spacecraft arrived at JPL in La Cañada Flintridge over the weekend from Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto. Over the next year, JPL technicians will do the final assembly work on the craft and then conduct extensive testing leading up to...
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Biden Announces Plan to Jumpstart an Honest to God Offshore Wind Industry in the U.S.

The Biden administration today announced a plan to get our flailing offshore wind industry off the ground—namely, increasing the nation’s number of operational offshore wind farms to more than one. As the announcement points out, it’s enough to power 10 million homes. The administration expects that the plan will add…Read more...
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Reputed Mafia Fugitive Busted in Caribbean After Police Find His Italian Cooking Channel on YouTube

Authorities have tracked down and arrested 53-year-old Marc Feren Claude Biart, a former member of the Italian mob, in the Dominican Republic after years on the lamb because he showed his unmistakable tattoos in YouTube cooking videos.Read more...
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Freaky New Feature Detected in Jupiter’s Northern Lights

A newly detected auroral feature on Jupiter bears a striking resemblance to expanding smoke rings, in a discovery made possible by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.Read more...
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Within a week, half of US states will be distributing vaccines to all adults - here's when the general public is eligible in every state

A medical staffer after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Houston on December 21. Go Nakamura/Getty Images All 50 states will likely meet Biden's target of rolling out vaccines to all adults by May 1. Twelve states are already vaccinating all people over 16, and seven more will start within a week. The interactive map below shows when each state plans to open vaccine eligibility to all adults. See more stories on Insider's business page. All but 10% of the US adult populati...
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What In Tarnation Are Texas Power Companies Hiding?

Getting to the bottom of last month’s deadly Texas blackouts will take time and careful research. But the state’s grid operator is making it tough to get answers.Read more...
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Sony Confirms PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Are Going Away

Sony confirmed today that it will be closing its PS3, PSP, and Vita stores by the end of the summer, according to . Previous rumors indicated the PS3 and PSP stores would be permanently shut down on July 2, with the Vita store following on August 27, and now we know that information was indeed true.Read more...
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It's Open Season on Covid-19 Vaccines

April is looking to shower Americans with covid-19 vaccines aplenty. On Monday, several states announced that they would open vaccine eligibility to most or all of the general public within the next week. And President Joe Biden is also expected to announce today that 90% of American adults will be eligible for a…Read more...
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The Star Wars Prequels Hid Quite a Few Famous Actors

The Star Wars prequel trilogy itself didn’t launch a lot of its actors into stardom. However, it didn’t manage to hire a great many people who became stars after Darth Vader yelled his famous “Nooooooo!” at the end of Revenge of the Sith. To celebrate the prequel reunion that Disney+’s new Obi-Wan TV series is set to…Read more...
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Watch: Maternal health experts answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy

Watch an OB-GYN and pediatrician answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy. Insider hosted them for a webinar on Friday, March 26. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pregnant people in the US are in prioritized groups for vaccination in many states, and yet many aren't sure they want to sign up. On the one hand, we don't yet have clinical trial data demonstrating the shots' safety and efficacy in the pregnant population, and (scientifically inaccurate...
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A Fitbit for Mussels, Not Muscles

Even mollusks can’t escape wearables. Researchers from North Carolina State University have designed what they call a “custom Fitbit” to track freshwater mussel activity as a way to detect water pollutants. Read more...
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There's an Ancient Connection Between Our Saliva and Snake Venom

Humans and other mammals have the same genetic foundations for developing oral venom that snakes have, according to a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Read more...
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What's the Best Special Edition Console of All Time?

You’ve probably owned a lot of video game consoles in your day. I mean, at this point, you can probably measure out your age in console generations. Something like “I’m seven generations old.” While I leave you to stew over that existential crisis, I have a bit of a nostalgic question for our readers today: what’s the…Read more...
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Dangerous Android App Pretends to Be a System Update to Steal Your Data

Beware a newly discovered malicious app that pretends to update your phone but, in reality, is just a giant spyware application that can steal pretty much all your data while also monitoring your movements and online search history. Read more...
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Disney+ and ESPN+ Finally Begin Rolling Out to Xfinity Customers

Comcast announced it will start rolling out the Disney+ and ESPN+ apps to Xfinity customers beginning today, offering support well over a year after the launch of Disney’s marquee streaming service. Better late than never, right?Read more...
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A Mystery Brain Condition Is Making Bears Friendly, Then Killing Them

An unknown neurological condition is sickening and often killing young black bears in California and Nevada. The illness also seems to make the bears unafraid of people. Though the condition doesn’t appear to be severely harming the bear population at large, scientists and wildlife officials are still trying to figure…Read more...
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Biden announces 90% of Americans will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19

President-elect Joe Biden rolls up his sleeve to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from nurse practitioner Tabe Mase at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital as his wife Jill Biden stands by on December 21, 2020 in Newark, Delaware. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Biden on Monday will announce that 90% of Americans will be eligible for vaccination by April 19. 90% of Americans will also have a vaccine site within five miles of their home by that date. Biden set a goal of ensuring all US a...
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Biden pleads with governors to reinstate mask mandates as COVID-19 infections rise and CDC director says she's 'scared' by spread

President Joe Biden on March 23. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images President Biden pleaded with governors to reinstate mask mandates as COVID-19 cases climb. "Please, this is not politics. Reinstate the mandate if you let it down," Biden said. Biden also cited CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who said she's "scared" by the virus's spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden pleaded with governors and local leaders to reinstate mask mandates to help sto...
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Stanford Scientists Post Entire mRNA Sequence for Moderna Vaccine on Github

A group of Stanford researchers has hacked Moderna’s messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine for the novel coronavirus, Motherboard first reported on Monday, and published its entire genetic sequence on the open-source code repository Github.Read more...
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CDC director fights back tears as she warns of soaring COVID-19 cases: 'Right now I'm scared'

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky at the White House's virtual COVID-19 briefing on March 29, 2021. The White House / YouTube Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, was near tears on Monday, warning of a new surge in COVID-19 cases. "Right now, I'm scared," Walensky said at the White House's COVID-19 briefing. She urged the public to "hold on a little while longer" while more people get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rochelle Walensky, the new directo...
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The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in April

Though we may have begun turning a corner in the fight against covid-19, viewers are still turning to streaming entertainment more than ever and thankfully, companies are happy to oblige with tons of new content. At the start of each month, most streamers—such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little…Read more...
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A Renewable Energy Bill Is Fueling a Fight Over Local Control in Indiana

A bill in Indiana that would expand renewable energy is drawing unusual battle lines. The struggle hints at the power of local opposition in blocking efforts to ramp up renewable energy at the scale needed to address climate change—and the complexities of local politics that may need to be addressed as more and more…Read more...
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The Camera Bump on Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra Is So Big It Has Its Own Screen

Camera bumps have been getting larger and larger over the last few years, but Xiaomi is really taking things to the next level with the new Mi 11 Ultra, which has a rear camera module so big that it has its own screen.Read more...
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Covid probably passed to humans from bats via other animal, finds WHO report

Much-delayed report from team that visited Wuhan all but rules out lab leak theory Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 probably passed to humans from a bat via an intermediary animal, an international expert mission to China has concluded in a report, with investigators all but ruling out a laboratory leak.The intermediate host hypothesis was deemed “likely to very likely”, while the theory that the virus escaped from a lab was considered “extremely unlikely”, ac...
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Earth Is Safe From Infamous Asteroid Apophis for the Next 100 Years, NASA Says

Asteroid Apophis—one of the scariest rocks in the solar system—won’t pose a threat to Earth for at least another century, according to updated NASA calculations.Read more...
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