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Canada's 3rd wave of COVID-19 is 'killing faster and younger' and fueled by new variants

A cyclist wearing a face mask rides along a downtown street amid the coronavirus outbreak on May 19, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. Yu Ruidong/China News Service via Getty Images Canada's third coronavirus wave is affecting young people more severely than before. Top health officials say the surge of infections are fueled by new COVID-19 variants. The new wave is prompting lockdowns and new restrictions in several provinces. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada is battlin...
Tags: Science, News, Toronto, Trends, Canada, United Kingdom, Quebec, British Columbia, Columbia, Ontario, CBC News, Ontario Quebec, Getty Images Canada, Michelle Mark, Pirzada, Coronavirus


Hacker Publishes Phone Numbers and Other Data of 533 Million Facebook Users for Free

If you have a Facebook account, you should probably be keeping your guard up in the near future. A new report states that a hacker has posted the private information, including phone numbers, birthdays, and locations, of more than 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries online for free. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Telegram, Operating Systems, Data Breaches, Internet Privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Liz Bourgeois, Hudson Rock, Alon Gal, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


Amazon Mumbles ‘Sorry’ for Denying Its Workers Pee in Bottles, Says Uber and UPS Drivers Do It, Too

After lying about the fact that some of its workers are under so much pressure that they are forced to relieve themselves in bottles in order to meet their quotas, Amazon has quietly said it’s sorry in its own very weird way and acknowledged that drivers do in fact do this. It then promptly pointed the finger at other…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Working Conditions, Dave Clark, Pew Charitable Trust, Mark Pocan, Businesspeople, 3d Publishing, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics


Amazon Mumbles ‘Sorry’ for Denying That Its Workers Pee in Bottles, Says Uber and UPS Drivers Do It, Too

After lying about the fact that some of its workers are under so much pressure that they are forced to relieve themselves in bottles in order to meet their quotas, Amazon has quietly said it’s sorry in its own very weird way and acknowledged that drivers do in fact do this. It then promptly pointed the finger at other…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Working Conditions, Dave Clark, Pew Charitable Trust, Mark Pocan, Businesspeople, 3d Publishing, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics


US sets new record with 4m Covid jabs in day – as it happened

Number fully vaccinated in UK passes 5m milestone; Argentina’s leader tests positive. This blog has now closed. Follow our coronavirus news below:See all our coronavirus coverage 1.18am BST This blog has now closed. Stay up to date on all our coronavirus news below: 12.34am BST Here the latest key developments at a glance: Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Argentina, Coronavirus


This Isn’t a Piece of Art. It’s an Aerial View of a Trash-Filled Landscape

At first glance, the photo above may look like a painting collaboration between Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. That’s what I thought when I saw it and was drawn to the bright streaks of orange covering the landscape. However, the reality is far more disgusting and alarming. This is not art: It’s an aerial view of an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Environment, Bolivia, Countries, Jackson Pollock, Parts, Plastic Pollution, Oruro Bolivia, Mark Rothko, Limbert, Video Gaming, Uru, Disaster Accident, Oruro Department, Desaguadero River


Coronavirus live news: US sets new record with 4m jabs in day; Turkey reports daily high in infections

Number fully vaccinated in UK passes 5m milestone; Argentina’s leader tests positive; India’s daily coronavirus infections hit six-month highNHS feels strain as tens of thousands of staff suffer long CovidCare home residents in England allowed two visitors from 12 AprilAustralia vaccine rollout to continue after blood clot case Europe faces another Easter of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.15pm BST The current surge of coronavirus cases in the US state of Michigan and pa...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Mexico, India, US, World news, Turkey, Cnn, Canada, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Argentina, Michigan, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation IHME


Coronavirus live news: Number fully vaccinated in UK passes 5m milestone; Argentina's leader tests positive

Children in England can visit grandparents for first time from next week; India’s daily coronavirus infections hit six-month highNHS feels strain as tens of thousands of staff suffer long CovidCare home residents in England allowed two visitors from 12 AprilAustralia vaccine rollout to continue after blood clot case Europe faces another Easter of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.18pm BST Turkey reported 44,756 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours to Saturday, health...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, India, World news, Turkey, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Argentina, Reuters, Coronavirus


NASA’s small business picks take on automation in space

NASA’s SBIR program regularly doles out cash to promising small businesses and research programs, and the lists of awardees is always interesting to sift through. Here are a dozen companies and proposals from this batch that are especially compelling or suggest new directions for missions and industry in space. Sadly these brief descriptions are often all that is available. These things are often so early stage that there’s nothing to show but some equations and a drawing on the back of a napkin...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Robotics, Aerospace, Venus, University of Delaware, Bloomfield, SBIR, Astrobotic


NASA SBIR march 21

NASA’s SBIR program regularly doles out cash to promising small businesses and research programs, and the lists of awardees is always interesting to sift through. Here are a dozen companies and proposals from this batch that are especially compelling or suggest new directions for missions and industry in space. Sadly these brief descriptions are often all that is available. These things are often so early stage that there’s nothing to show but some equations and a drawing on the back of a napkin...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Robotics, Aerospace, Venus, University of Delaware, Bloomfield, SBIR, Astrobotic


String theorist Michio Kaku: 'Reaching out to aliens is a terrible idea'

The physicist on Newton finding inspiration amid the great plague, how the multiverse can unite religions, and why a ‘theory of everything’ is within our graspMichio Kaku is a professor of theoretical physics at City College, New York, a proponent of string theory but also a well-known populariser of science, with multiple TV appearances and several bestselling books behind him. His latest book, The God Equation, is a clear and accessible examination of the quest to combine Einstein’s general re...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Physics, Particle physics, Einstein, Newton, Michio Kaku, Kaku, City College New York


Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened

Country has registered more than 12.9 million cases; 10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates 12....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, Biology, Africa, Israel, UK News, World news, Turkey, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, NHS


Coronavirus live news: UK records a further 10 Covid deaths as more than 5.2m receive second jab; Argentina's leader tests positive

Children in England can visit grandparents for first time from next week; India’s daily coronavirus infections hit six-month highNHS feels strain as tens of thousands of staff suffer long CovidCare home residents in England allowed two visitors from 12 AprilAustralia vaccine rollout to continue after blood clot case Europe faces another Easter of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.17pm BST Another 10 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, the late...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, Argentina, Reuters, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Argentina's leader tests positive for Covid; fully vaccinated Britons could avoid quarantine – reports

Children in England can visit grandparents for first time from next week; India’s daily coronavirus infections hit six-month highNHS feels strain as tens of thousands of staff suffer long CovidCare home residents in England allowed two visitors from 12 AprilAustralia vaccine rollout to continue after blood clot case Europe faces another Easter of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.30pm BST India’s biggest cities braced for stricter lockdowns and other Covid-19 curbs on Satu...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Argentina, Maharashtra, Coronavirus


One chart shows which vaccine side effects you can expect based on your age, manufacturer, and dose

A healthcare worker in the Netherlands receives the Pfizer vaccine on January 6. Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP All three US-authorized coronavirus vaccines can bring mild to moderate side effects. Johnson & Johnson's shot generally has fewer side effects than Pfizer's or Moderna's. Elderly people saw fewer side effects than younger adults across all three clinical trials. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're getting vaccinated, expect a sore arm. P...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Ap, Netherlands, Pfizer, Baltimore, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine, Cherian, BI Graphics, Piroschka van de Wouw Pool, Joanna Lin Su


Up Your Running Game With an $18 Pair of Wireless Earbuds With Live Coaching

JVC AE Wireless Earbuds with Live Coaching | $18 | SideDealRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Sports, Noise, Jvc, VHS, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Industry, Audio Electronics, Technology Internet, Jvckenwood


A piece of burning debris from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashed down on a Washington state farm, authorities said

The debris, which was found in eastern Washington State. Grant County Sheriff’s Office A piece of burning SpaceX rocket debris landed on a man's farm in eastern Washington State. It was part of the second stage of a Falcon 9 rocket, which was found after a launch on March 25. The debris left a 4-inch dent in the ground but no one was hurt, authorities said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A piece of burning rocket debris seen streaking across the Pacific Northwest sk...
Tags: Space, Spacex, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Tech, Earth, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Falcon, SpaceX Falcon, Grant County, Tri City Herald, Foreman


Coronavirus live news: two visitors for England care home residents from mid-April; India cases hit six-month high

Children in England can visit grandparents for first time from next week; India’s daily coronavirus infections hit six-month highNHS feels strain as tens of thousands of staff suffer long CovidCare home residents in England allowed two visitors from 12 AprilAustralia vaccine rollout to continue after blood clot case Europe faces another Easter of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.18am BST The Philippines health ministry has reported 12,576 new Covid cases, the second-highe...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Russia, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Moscow, Coronavirus, Rosstat


Australian Covid vaccine rollout to continue after blood clot case in Melbourne

The acting chief medical officer says it is ‘likely’ the 44-year-old Victorian man’s condition is related to the vaccineSeven UK recipients of Oxford jab reported dead after clottingAustralia’s acting chief medical officer says there will be no changes to the national vaccination program for Covid-19 while health authorities continue to investigate whether blood clots developed by a 44-year-old Victorian man are linked to the AstraZeneca jab.Prof Michael Kidd said the Australian Technical Adviso...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Melbourne, Michael Kidd, Coronavirus


‘They don’t belong in a concrete shed’ – cows still happiest outside

While modern indoor farms aim to recreate outdoor life minus its hazards, scientists say having a choice may be best for animals’ wellbeingIt’s springtime in the UK and hundreds of thousands of cows are being let outside for the first time since the onset of winter. Social media is full of videos of the animals joyfully jumping and galloping as they rush through farm gates into grassy fields.It’s always a great day when our Mixed Breed Herd of Dairy Cows come skipping back out into the fields! A...
Tags: Food, UK, Science, Animals, Environment, Beef, UK News, Farming, Animal Welfare, Milk, Agriculture, Farm Animals


Pinterest Is Reportedly Eyeing VSCO Acquisition

The online pinboard site Pinterest is reportedly in talks to scoop up VSCO, a photo-editing and sharing app that you may remember for inspiring a teen subculture back in 2019. Negotiations remain ongoing, two sources with knowledge of the matter told the New York Times, and there’s still no word on a possible price…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Software, New York Times, Vsco, Cultures, Mobile Applications, Business Finance, Youth Culture, Francoise Brougher, Julie Inouye, Application Software


Tracking receptor proteins can unveil molecular basis of memory and learning

Scientists from Japan employ a novel two-step method of labeling neurotransmitter receptor proteins to track their localization efficiently.
Tags: Japan, Science


Less sugar, please! New studies show low glucose levels might assist muscle repair

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that skeletal muscle satellite cells, key players in muscle repair, proliferate better in low glucose environments. This is contrary to conventional wisdom that says mammalian cells fare better when there is more sugar to fuel their activities. Because ultra-low glucose environments do not allow other cell types to proliferate, the team could produce pure cultures of satellite cells, potentially a significant boost for biomedical research...
Tags: Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University



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