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3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to be hospitalized in November 2019, triggering calls to reconsider theory that COVID-19 originated in a lab: WSJ

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Some experts disputed WHO investigation findings that COVID-19 most likely did not leak from a lab. New intelligence revealed that 3 lab workers in Wuhan fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. The news has prompted new calls to reevaluate whether COVID-19 was leaked from a lab, reported. See more stories on Insider's business...
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3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to go to the hospital in November 2019, report says, bolstering calls to reconsider the coronavirus lab-leak theory

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Newly reported US intel found three Wuhan lab workers fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. Some experts have disputed a WHO inquiry's conclusion that dismissed a coronavirus lab-leak theory. The US intel reportedly emerged at the end of the Trump administration, which embraced the theory. See more stories on Insider's ...
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India Asks Social Media Platforms to Take Down References to 'Indian Variant' of Coronavirus: Report

India’s information technology ministry has reportedly sent notices to social media platforms asking them to censor content that refers to an “Indian variant” of the coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, India, Infectious Diseases, Pandemics, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Pandemic, Lineage B1617, India Asks Social Media Platforms


WHO and global faith leaders call for fair access to Covid vaccines

Declaration warns that the world is at a turning point in saving poorer countries from devastationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGlobal faith leaders and senior health and humanitarian figures are calling on countries to ensure the equitable distribution of Covid vaccines, warning that the world is “at a turning point”.The signatories of an international declaration include Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization; Henrietta Fore,...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Poverty, Charities, World Health Organization, Un, Justin Welby, Vaccines and immunisation, Canterbury, International Committee of the Red Cross, Azhar, Ahmed al Tayeb, Peter Maurer, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity Nails Its First Space Flight in Two Years

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Branded Tech School

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is facing a million-dollar lawsuit for allegedly stealing the idea to create a Woz-branded tech school, according to a weekend Insider report. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Steve Jobs, Nerd Culture, Science and Technology, Apple Inc, Steve Wozniak, Woz, Apple Co, Personal Computing, Woz U, Apple Ii Family, Science And Technology In The United States, Wheels Of Zeus, Ken Hardesty


Mount Nyiragongo, One of the World’s Most Active and Dangerous Volcanoes, Blows in a Surprise Eruption

On Saturday, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo volcano suddenly erupted, forcing thousands to flee to neighboring Rwanda to seek shelter. By Sunday, reports stated that the speed of Nyiragongo’s lava had slowed and that the nearby city of Goma, home to more than one million people, had been spared. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Geology, Lava, Volcano, Rwanda, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Earth Sciences, Virunga Mountains, Goma, Lake Kivu, Mount Nyiragongo, Volcanism, Robin George Andrews, Igneous Petrology, Disaster Accident


Coronavirus live news: Israel to end curbs as cases tumble

Latest updates: country records just 12 new infections on Saturday; Pfizer vaccine 88% effective against symptomatic disease from the India variant after second dose, AstraZeneca jab 60% effectivePfizer and AstraZeneca ‘highly effective’ against India Covid variantMinisters ‘failed to act on Bedford Covid variant surge for two weeks’CDC studying reports of heart inflammation in young vaccine recipientsNo 10 ‘tried to block’ data on spread of new variant in English schoolsSee all our coronavirus ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, India, Israel, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Brazil, Guardian, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Latin America, Tom Phillips


Titans Season Three Premieres in August With New Villains and New Heroes

HBO MAX confirms season three of Titans will hit streaming in August 2021. One could say the show is somewhat connected to the CW/DC universe as Greg Berlanti helped develop the show as Berlanti is responsible for the expansive DC universe at the CW network. Greg Walker and Sarah Schechter act as executive producers…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Dc Comics, Brenton Thwaites, Cw, Collider, Titans, Greg Berlanti, Alan Ritchson, Raven, Barbara Gordon, Berlanti, Vincent Kartheiser, Sarah Schechter, Ryan Potter, Dick Grayson


Titans Season 3 Premieres in August With New Villains and New Heroes

HBO MAX confirms season three of Titans will hit streaming in August 2021. One could say the show is somewhat connected to the CW/DC universe as Greg Berlanti helped develop the show as Berlanti is responsible for the expansive DC universe at the CW network. Greg Walker and Sarah Schechter act as executive producers…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Dc Comics, Brenton Thwaites, Cw, Collider, Titans, Greg Berlanti, Alan Ritchson, Raven, Barbara Gordon, Berlanti, Vincent Kartheiser, Sarah Schechter, Ryan Potter, Dick Grayson


Tig Notaro Returns as Jett Reno in Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery

Season four of Star Trek: Discovery started production in November 2020. While writing for the series has wrapped, filming still continues. And returning for the new season is comedian Tig Notaro. Notaro’s character Jett Reno debuted in season two episode “Brother” and has been a recurring character since her debut.Read more...
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Tig Notaro Returns as Jett Reno in Season Four of Star Trek: Discovery

Season four of Star Trek: Discovery started production in November 2020. While writing for the series has wrapped, filming still continues. And returning for the new season is comedian Tig Notaro. Notaro’s character Jett Reno debuted in season two episode “Brother” and has been a recurring character since her debut.Read more...
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Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is Good Until...

Zack Snyder’s new Netflix Zombie action flix Army of the Dead premiered Friday, May 21, on the streaming service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Army, Zombie, Snyder, Zack Snyder, Scott Ward, Living Dead, Omari Hardwick, Zack Synder, Army of the Dead, House Of 1000 Corpses, Horror fiction, Cinema of the United States, Creative Works


Z2 Comics is Turning the Life of Freddie Mercury in to a Graphic Novel

The life and times of one of the world’s greatest singers, Freddy Mercury, is soon coming to bookshelves from Z2 comics! Freddy Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs, will chronicle his life from his childhood in Zanzibar, growing up in England, to becoming beloved by millions of fans the world over.Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Life, Time, Poppy, Musicians, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Sarah Jones, Gorillaz, Anthrax, Grammy, Cypress Hill, Mercury, Zanzibar, Simon


Lauren Boebert stated there hadn't been a single COVID-19 death in Texas since mask restrictions ended in March. Data shows thousands had, in fact, died.

Rep. Lauren Boebert on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Lauren Boebert falsely claimed Texas hasn't recorded a single COVID-19 death in two months. "Since removing the mask mandate ...Texas has not reported a single COVID death," she claimed. Data shows 3,600 Texans lost their lives to the virus since March 2, the day restrictions were lifted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Lauren Boe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Colorado, Cdc, Trends, Long, House, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Houston, Greg Abbott, Houston Chronicle, Capitol, Austin Texas, Texas Department of State Health Services


New experiment: Clocks consuming more energy are more accurate… ’cause thermodynamics

Clocks pervade our lives, from the cellular clocks inside our bodies to the atomic clocks that underlie satellite navigation. These atomic clocks can measure time accurately to within one second in billions of years. But there could be a price to pay for this accuracy, in the form of energy. Our new experiment found clocks that measure time more accurately consume more energy than their less accurate counterparts. This suggests nature imposes a fundamental energy cost for keeping time, and it ma...
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Z2 Comics Will Turn the Life of Freddie Mercury in to a Graphic Novel

The life and times of one of the world’s greatest singers, Freddy Mercury, is soon coming to bookshelves from Z2 comics! Freddy Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs, will chronicle his life from his childhood in Zanzibar, growing up in England, to becoming beloved by millions of fans the world over.Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Life, Time, Poppy, Musicians, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Sarah Jones, Gorillaz, Anthrax, Grammy, Cypress Hill, Mercury, Zanzibar, Simon


'Ultra-maskers' say they'll keep wearing masks even though they've been vaccinated - and perhaps after the pandemic ends

Usher Kathy Stock wears a face shield and mask as she waits for fans to enter an MLB spring training game in Arizona in February. Steph Chambers/Getty Images Many "ultra-maskers" are refusing to take off their masks even though they're fully vaccinated. Some want to signal respect for other people or avoid the flu. Others distrust the CDC. Several ultra-maskers said they'll continue to wear masks in public even after the pandemic is over. See more stories on Insider's business ...
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We need sustainable space tech. One solution - bees?

The objects humans send to space teach us a lot about the universe, but they are also cluttering it up. While some objects are close enough to be retrieved, others become dangerous, fast-moving bullets that can cause serious damage.In addition to cleaning up what's already there, MIT Assistant Professor Danielle Wood says that we need to think more sustainably about the technology used in future missions. "We have to ask the question, will we respect the rights of people and the environment as w...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Sustainability, Earth, Mit, Bees, Pollution, Innovation, Wood, Danielle Wood


Coronavirus live news: Pfizer and AstraZeneca jab offer protection against India Covid variant, PHE finds

Latest updates: Pfizer vaccine 88% effective against symptomatic disease from the India variant after second dose, AstraZeneca jab 60% effectivePfizer and AstraZeneca ‘highly effective’ against India Covid variantMinisters ‘failed to act on Bedford Covid variant surge for two weeks’CDC studying reports of heart inflammation in young vaccine recipientsNo 10 ‘tried to block’ data on spread of new variant in English schoolsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.25am BST More news from the UK, with...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, India, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Islam, Bangladesh, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Dhaka, Afp


New study targets secrets of great entrepreneurial cities

New study by Australian and US researchers describe how an "open-minded" population empowers city life.
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No link between milk and increased cholesterol according to new study of 2 million people

Regular consumption of milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to new research of nearly 2 million people.
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Is closing the gap working?

Gaping policy shortfalls in the Australian Government's 'Closing the Gap' program have seen it fail to reduce disparities in Indigenous health, income, employment, child removal and incarceration, Flinders University researchers say. Their five-year study examined why the targets of Australia's national Closing the Gap strategy to reduce or eliminate inequalities in health, education and employment outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians have mostly no...
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New research suggests that night shift work is linked to menstrual irregularity and increased of developing endometriosis

According to a study being presented at the 23rd European Congress of Endocrinology (e-ECE 2021), on Sunday 23 May at 19:00 CET (www.ece2021.org), women working night shifts may be at a greater risk of menstrual irregularity and developing endometriosis.
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Myopia link to poor sleep, and screen time

New research from Australia indicates people with myopia are more likely to experience poorer sleep quality than people with normal vision.The study indicates that people with short-sightedness have more delayed circadian rhythms and lower production of melatonin, a hormone secreted in the brain and responsible for regulating sleep at night, compared to people with normal vision.
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IBS patients' symptoms improved under COVID-19 lockdown orders

Patients' irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms unexpectedly improved when they were under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, reaffirming the gut-brain connection in functional gastrointestinal disorders, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2021.
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A natural food supplement may relieve anxiety

A natural food supplement reduces anxiety in mice, according to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study. The plant-derived substance, beta-sitosterol, was found to produce this effect both on its own and in synergic combination with an antidepressant known under the brand name Prozac.
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COVID-19 vaccine benefits still outweigh risks, despite possible rare heart complications

Late last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerted health care professionals that they are monitoring the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) and the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) for cases of young adults developing the rare heart-related complication myocarditis, after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.
Tags: Science, Pfizer, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Datalink VSD


Early research suggests climate change could lead to more stillbirths

Scientists are investigating whether rising global temperatures may lead to more stillbirths, saying further study is needed on the subject as climates change.
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Otago study helps explain how religious beliefs are formed

Feeling anxious can direct our attention and memory toward supernatural beings such as gods, a University of Otago study has found.
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