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The bodies of as many as 750 COVID-19 victims are still stored in refrigerated trucks in New York City

Hundreds of bodies from are still stored in freezer trucks as set up container morgues during New York City's coronavirus surge in the spring in Brooklyn, New York, United States on November 24, 2020. Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Freezer trucks were used as makeshift morgues in New York City during the height of the pandemic. 750 bodies are still being stored in those trucks, more than a year later, the City reported. The bodies could end up being buried on Har...
Tags: Science, New York City, Trends, Hart, Hart Island, Coronavirus, Brooklyn New York United States, Sarah Al Arshani, Associated Press With, Lokman Vural Elibol Anadolu Agency, Dina Maniotis, Maniotis, South Brooklyn Marine Terminal CNN


NASA Admin Scolds China After Out-of-Control Rocket Lands in Indian Ocean

After days of fretting over when and where an out-of-control Chinese rocket would land as it fell back to Earth, China announced early Sunday that the rocket had landed in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives. Although it was unclear whether the debris had caused any damage, NASA sharply scolded China for failing to be…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Environment, Articles, Nasa, Flight, Pollution, Spaceflight, Maldives, Indian Ocean, Space Debris, Bill Nelson, Jonathan McDowell, Hazards, Tiangong 1, Earth China


Not cricket? Scientists suggest bamboo bats are a match for willow

Researchers create bat with similar performance from what they say is cheap and sustainable materialCricket has been bowled a googly by scientists who have suggested the traditional willow used to make bats could be replaced by bamboo to increase their sustainability and boost the sport’s reach.“Willow has been the principal material for cricket bats for centuries,” said Dr Darshil Shah at the University of Cambridge, who co-authored the study. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sport, UK News, Cricket, University of Cambridge, Materials Science, Darshil Shah


Clubhouse Launches Android Beta as iOS Downloads Nosedive

Good news: The audio-based social network Clubhouse is finally bringing its app to Android after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, the company announced Sunday. Bad news: The beta is only available for U.S. users, and, just as with Clubhouse’s iOS version, it remains invite-only for now. So not just anyone can sign…
Tags: Ios, Android, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Smartphones, Software, Freeware, Yo, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Software, Mobile Applications, Social Networking Services


Elon Musk on SNL: I Post Bad Tweets Because 'That's Just How My Brain Works'

Elon Musk’s bad tweets have gotten him into plenty of trouble over the years, costing him his position as Tesla chairman and landing him in federal court on more than one occasion. But during the Tesla CEO’s much-discussed appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, he offered a truly compelling reason for his…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Wario, Joe Rogan, Businesspeople, Vernon Unsworth, Views Of Elon Musk


Dracula's BFF Renfield Joins Dark Universe in Solo Film for Universal

Early on, Universal had difficulty establishing their Dark Universe, consisting of films about Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and Jekyll/Hyde. They tried to get things popping in 2014 with Dracula Untold, but that was a financial and critical failure. Unfortunately, 2017's The Mummy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Paul Feig, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Chris Mckay, Kevin Smith, Rick, Frankenstein, Dracula, Rick And Morty, Karyn Kusama, Robert Kirkman, Jekyll Hyde, The Invisible Man, Renfield


Star Wars Novel High Republic: The Rising Storm Excerpt Now Available

StarWars.com has given fans all types of goodies this week. The site released an excerpt of Cavan Scott’s new novel, Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm, the next book in the Star Wars: The High Republic series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Literature, Daniel Jose Older, Jedi, Kriss, Galactic Republic, Human Interest, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Stellan, Justina Ireland, Star Wars Comics, Avar, Star Wars The High Republic


Michael B. Jordan Talks Wakanda Forever and Kilmonger's Possible Return

The topic of Black Panther and its sequel is an emotional one. Its leading man, Chadwick Boseman, passed away last August from colon cancer. Understandably, the cast has mixed emotions about returning to the set without Boseman.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Boseman, Kilmonger


A 'more rapidly spreading virus' is fueling India's mega COVID-19 surge, WHO chief scientist says

Relatives prepare a pyre for cremation of a relative who died of COVID-19 at a crematorium in Ajmer, Rajasthan on May 8, 2021. Shaukat Ahmed/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A coronavirus variant first identified in India has "mutations which increase transmission, the WHO's chief scientist said. The B.1.617 variant might also be antibody resistant, giving it the power to reinfect people. But more vaccination will still help control its transmission, and prevent severe diseas...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Abc, Cdc, White House, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Public Health, South Africa, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Cambridge University


Why have sperm counts more than halved in the past 40 years?

Dr Shanna Swan, a professor of environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai school of medicine in New York City, talks to Rachel Humphreys about declining fertility in men. Over the past 40 years, average sperm counts among western men have more than halved. She tells Rachel how certain chemicals can interfere with reproductive health. Phthalates, used to make plastic soft and flexible, are of particular concern. They lower testosterone, which can affect sperm count, though they are b...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, New York City, Society, Men's Health, Reproduction, Women's Health, Fertility problems, Mount Sinai, Plastics, Rachel, Rachel Humphreys, Shanna Swan, Zoe Corbyn


This Is the Elon Musk Dogecoin Moment the Fanboys Were Waiting For

One of the most anticipated and hyped moments of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend was the possible, and highly probable, mention of Dogecoin, the meme cryptocurrency the tech billionaire has helped inflate to record highs. Never one to disappoint his adoring fanboys, Musk…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla


Fauci says India needs other countries to 'chip in' to help the country curb COVID-19 spread

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Alex Wong/Getty Images Countries like the US must step up and help India deal with its surging COVID-19 cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. In India, people are dying at alarming rates and hospitals are running out of oxygen. Fauci said the country should impose a national lockdown and vaccine manufacturers need to think about how to distribute doses to India. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging countries like the United States to step...
Tags: Health, Science, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, ABC News This Week, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, Anthony Fauci Alex Wong Getty


Suicide Squad Director James Gunn Confirms Multiple Post-Credit Scenes

Comic book movies are in the business of post-credit scenes, and according to James Gunn, his film may have more than one. How do we know this? Well, this Tweet gives a pretty clear indication he has something up his sleeve.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Viola Davis, Films, Dc Comics, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester Stallone, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Pete Davidson, John Cena, David Ayer, Courtney


Fauci said it's 'quite possible' people will continue wearing masks during 'seasonal periods' to prevent the flu

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Face masks might become a "seasonal" item for Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. People may elect to wear them during flu season to prevent transmission. The US had a relatively mild flu seas...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Capitol Hill, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Todd, Chuck Todd, Fauci, NBC News Meet the Press, Aylin Woodward, Face Masks, Connor Perrett


Covid live news: EU not renewing orders for AstraZeneca jabs after June; third of UK adults fully vaccinated

Latest updates: pressure builds on Indian government to announce national lockdown; third of UK adults now fully vaccinated against Covid-19; Laos records first Covid deathMadrid mayor decries partying Spaniards as Covid lockdown endsUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersPope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.10pm BST The UK coronavirus daily data has been published. There were 1,770 new cases reported...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Laos, Reuters, Coronavirus


Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to avoid all Florida stops after the state banned businesses from asking for proof of vaccination

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky ship. Alan Diaz/Associated Press Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to skip all stops in Florida to avoid potentially unvaccinated customers. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order last month prohibiting businesses from mandating COVID-19 vaccines. Norwegian Cruise Line announced last month that all passengers aboard must be vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. A popular cruise line is threatening to avoid stops i...
Tags: Health, Transportation, Florida, Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Associated Press, Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, McCloud, Ron DeSantis, Del Rio


Still scared to return to normal life? Maybe you have 'the freeze' like me.

A person wearing a mask in Warsaw, Poland on February 17, 2021. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images Vaccines were supposed to be our ticket to normalcy after a grueling year of isolation. But I, among others, have found myself afraid to return to even CDC-approved activities. We're suffering from "the freeze" - that stuck feeling after trauma in which the perception of a threat persists. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, all I thought about was getting a vacci...
Tags: Psychology, Science, News, California, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Analysis, Walgreens, Anxiety, Nervous System, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Miami Beach, Warsaw Poland, Emma Seppala


NASA administrator says China is failing to meet 'responsible standards' for space debris, after parts of an uncontrolled rocket landed in the Indian Ocean

Former Senator Bill Nelson. NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA's Bill Nelson on Sunday said China hadn't met "responsible standards" for uncontrolled debris. Debris from a Chinese rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday. Space agencies and private companies need to "act responsibly and transparently," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Sunday said China was "failing to meet responsible standards" for its space debris."Spacefaring na...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rockets, North America, Nelson, Indian Ocean, Foreign Ministry, Bill Nelson, Maldives China, Wang Wenbin


Covid live news: EU not renewing orders for AstraZeneca jabs after June; lockdown extended in New Delhi

Latest updates: pressure builds on Indian government to announce national lockdown; Boris Johnson expected to make social distancing announcement on Monday; New South Wales to extend Covid restrictions for another weekUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersUK government ‘failed to consider gender’ in its Covid responsePope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.05pm BST Here some more detail from Reuters on ...
Tags: Health, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, New South Wales, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, New Delhi


The science behind ‘us vs. them’

From politics to every day life, humans have a tendency to form social groups that are defined in part by how they differ from other groups.Neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky, author Dan Shapiro, and others explore the ways that tribalism functions in society, and discuss how—as social creatures—humans have evolved for bias.But bias is not inherently bad. The key to seeing things differently, according to Beau Lotto, is to "embody the fact" that everything is grounded in assumptions, to ident...
Tags: Science, Biology, Identity, Society, Empathy, Culture, Sociology, Innovation, Community, Dan Shapiro, Robert Sapolsky


Covid live news: lockdown extended in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh; England’s social distancing rules set to be relaxed

Latest updates: pressure builds on Indian government to announce national lockdown; Boris Johnson expected to make social distancing announcement on Monday; New South Wales to extend Covid restrictions for another weekUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersUK government ‘failed to consider gender’ in its Covid responsePope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.06pm BST India is to recruit hundreds of former...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Wales, India, Narendra Modi, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, New South Wales, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, New Delhi


Down to earth: how escaping to the country isn’t always what it seems

When Rebecca Schiller swapped the city for a rural dream life seemed idyllic. But however far you go, you can’t escape your self… Winter has hung around this year as though even the seasons are waiting for government permission to unlock. Despite spring’s late arrival on the smallholding, Amber has gone into labour early. It’s just me and her in the kidding pen; me muttering soft, nonsensical words of encouragement, her bleating through contractions and resting against my hand. She pushes again ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Environment, Life and style, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Rebecca Schiller


Fauci says there's 'no doubt we have been undercounting' the number of people who died from COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci is pictured above on November 19, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said there's 'no doubt' the COVID-19 death tolls are far higher than known. A new study estimates that more than 900,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Health agencies and data trackers have recorded about 580,000 deaths in the US from the coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's ...
Tags: Science, News, Nbc, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Healthcare, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University


Covid live news: England’s social distancing rules set to be relaxed; lockdown extended in New Delhi

Latest updates: Boris Johnson expected to make social distancing announcement on Monday; pressure building on Indian government to announce national lockdown; New South Wales to extend Covid restrictions for another weekUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersUK government ‘failed to consider gender’ in its Covid responsePope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.54am BST Emirates airline said on Sunday it ...
Tags: Health, England, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, New South Wales, Dubai, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, New Delhi


How private is your Gmail, and should you switch?

You might be surprised how much Google’s email service – and others – know about you. Here’s how to set some boundariesMost people are aware of the cookies that track them across the web, and the privacy-invading practices of Google search, but did you know Google’s email service, Gmail, collects large amounts of data too?This was recently put into stark focus for iPhone users when Gmail published its app “privacy label” – a self-declared breakdown of the data it collects and shares with adverti...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Gmail, Email, Privacy, Computing, Data Protection, Alphabet


Pope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patents

Francis condemns ‘virus of individualism’ that is hampering global vaccination efforts in message to Vax Live concert Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePope Francis has given his backing to the campaign calling for the suspension of coronavirus vaccine patents to boost supplies to poorer countries.In a video message to the Vax Live event, Francis backed “universal access to the vaccine and the temporary suspension of intellectual property rights”. And he added his conde...
Tags: Science, Society, World news, Pope Francis, The papacy, Vaccines and immunisation, Pope, Francis, Coronavirus


New Strep A human challenge model paves the way to test vaccines against the deadly bacteria

Researchers have successfully developed a new Strep A human challenge model, paving the way to test vaccines against the common deadly bacteria that causes sore throats, scarlet fever and skin sores.
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Smartphone breath alcohol testing devices vary widely in accuracy

The latest generation of personal alcohol breath testing devices pair with smartphones. While some of these devices were found to be relatively accurate, others may mislead users into thinking that they are fit to drive, according to a new study from Penn Medicine.
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How proteins control information processing in the brain

A complicated interaction between different proteins is needed for information to pass from one nerve cell to the next. Researchers at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have now managed to study this process in the synaptic vesicles, which play an important role in this process. The study appeared in the journal "Nature Communications".
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Pieces of a runaway Chinese rocket have rained down on the Indian Ocean, quelling fears it would hit people or property

The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China April 29, 2021. An uncontrolled Chinese rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere and landed in the Indian Ocean Saturday. The rocket had been hurtling towards Earth for a week, with no one knowing when or where it would land. The landing quelled fears that debris from the rocket might have fallen on people or property. See more st...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Science, News, China, Russia, Trends, Earth, Beijing, Chile, New Zealand, Associated Press, South Pacific, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Indian Ocean



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