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There’s Another ‘+’ on the Market: Pearson+, the Wannabe Netflix for College Textbooks

As if there weren’t enough services with a “+” in their name, here’s another for your list: Pearson+, the wannabe Netflix for college textbooks. Read more...
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Australia Covid live update: NSW records 239 new cases as Queensland reports nine on first full day of lockdown

Queensland reports nine new cases of Covid-19 as three million people across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria records four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsQueensland Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsOther restrictions: NSW; Vic; SA; border restrictionsHow do you convince someone to get vaccinated?‘A lottery who ends up in hospital’: Australian Covid survivors speak outSydney anti-lockdown protest blocked as org...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne


Apple Yanks Anti-Vax Version of Tinder From the App Store

Apple has yanked Unjected, an app that bills itself as “a safe space for the unvaccinated to come together uncensored through business, friendship, or love,” from the App Store. The company said that Unjected violated its covid-19 policies and tried to get around the App Store review process, which in itself is…Read more...
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Australia Covid live update: Queensland records nine new cases on first full day of lockdown; four new cases in Victoria

Queensland reports nine new cases of Covid-19 as three million people across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria records four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 1.30am BST The Ekka, the Royal Brisbane Show, is due to run from 7 to 15 August. It’s not yet clear whether that will go ahead. The organisers have delayed setting up in respo...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, Young, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Royal Brisbane Show


Florida just reported its highest-ever number of daily COVID-19 cases and has become the new US epicenter for the virus

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida reported its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, data shows. The surge has become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Associated Press, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, The Palm Beach Post, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis


Australia Covid live update: Queensland braces for more cases on first full day of lockdown; Victoria records four new cases

Queensland authorities expect case numbers and exposure sites to grow today as three million across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria has recorded four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.15am BST Lt Gen John Frewen, who leads the national Covid vaccine taskforce, has been interviewed on Sky News. Sky News’ Andrew Clennell asked F...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Gladys Berejiklian


As Delta spreads, Pfizer and Moderna get set for a booster shot to profits

The firms are already taking the lion’s share of earnings from the market, as this week’s results will showPraised for preventing hundreds of thousands of deaths and allowing a return to more normal life, Covid vaccines will also substantially benefit some pharmaceutical companies.In June, analysts estimated the global market for the vaccines could be worth $70bn (£50bn) this year, but the figure could be even higher as the Delta variant of coronavirus spreads and scientists debate whether peopl...
Tags: Business, Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


Knights of Sidonia Animated Feature Film Headed to Theaters

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie was a huge box office hit for the entertainment company and streaming service Funimation. Riding high on the success of that, the company is set to release another animated film, Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars, based on the manga from Tsutomu Nihei.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Animation, Funimation, Sidonia, Mitchel Berger, Nagate Tanikaze, Polygon Pictures, Seinen Manga, Tsutomu Nihei, Sadayuki Murai, Entertainment Culture, Artificial Intelligence In Fiction, Mecha Anime And Manga, Knights Of Sidonia, Tetsuya Yamada


Sen. Ron Johnson says he'd support a vaccine mandate for an 'incredibly deadly' virus but not COVID-19, which has killed more than 613,000 Americans

Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday that he would only support a vaccine mandate for an "incredibly deadly" disease, but not COVID-19. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Sen. Ron Johson said he would support a vaccine mandate only for an "incredibly deadly" disease but not COVID-19. COVID-19 has killed more than 613,000 people in the US and more than 4.2 million globally, per Johns Hopkins University. Johnson also attacked the CDC for changing its guidelines on masking. See more...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Disney, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, United States, Delta, Wisconsin, Vaccine, Johnson, Defense Department






The pandemic is worsening mental health for women, middle-aged adults, a new survey finds

Throughout the pandemic, multiple surveys and studies have indicated that mental health has declined for a number of groups and populations. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Mental health challenges have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey from the University of Michigan has quantified some of the effects. Women and US adults ages 50 to 64 have reported worsening mental health during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, experts...
Tags: Science, News, Study, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, University Of Michigan, Kaiser Family Foundation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Reed Alexander


Jaws Musical Bruce Set to Hit the Seattle Stage Next Year

Bruce is the new musical from the Seattle Repertory Theater based on Jaws’ screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s memoir The Jaws Log.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Robert Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Evil Dead, Jaws, Broadway Musicals, Bruce, Broadway Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACE, Bandstand, Seattle Repertory Theater, Richard Oberacker, Donna Feore, The Evil Dead


How 'rain drones' in Dubai use electric shocks against clouds to trigger rain to battle extreme temperatures

Cloud seeding can increase low annual rainfall. Getty Images Dubai has launched a project to cope with high temperatures. The project is based on Dubai creating its own rain. To do this, drones that discharge electrical charges are used. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fighting the heat isn't always easy but in places like the United Arab Emirates where temperatures can easily reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit at certain times of the year.In the UAE - specifically in Dubai ...
Tags: UK, Science, International, Trends, Bbc, Emirates, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Nordic, Vanguard, University of Reading, Tech Insider, NCMS, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors


Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida spiked by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Ink positive: how tattoos can heal the mind as well as adorn the body

Forget the stereotypes – getting inked can be a powerful means of reclaiming your body and processing grief or traumaIf one thing has become obvious in the summer heat and the inevitable baring of flesh, it’s the degree to which body art is now the norm. At the pool, the park, or the pub beer garden, you’ll find an enormous variety of designs inked on the skin representing the breadth of human creativity.About 20% of adults in the UK now have at least one tattoo, and that proportion is likely to...
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CDC director says decision to recommend masks again 'weighed heavily' on her

r. Rochelle Walensky, now director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), removes her mask to speak as Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo Kevin Lamarque/Reuters CDC Director Rochelle Walensky defended her agency's decision to shift its guidance on masking. "This wa...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Fox News, Wilmington Delaware, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Face Masks, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Fox News The CDC


Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida jumped by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Linen Is the Hot New Fabric of the Summer/Eternity

Designer Jemma Swatek, who created the brand Lykke Wullf, went to college for environmental studies but later pivoted to fashion design. Now, though, she finds herself considering her environment constantly while making clothes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Clothing, Environment, Materials, Agriculture, Linens, Suit, Textiles, Knitting, Flax, Textile, Nicholas K, Lykke Wullf, Dress Shirt, Gina Stovall, Jemma Swatek


The US reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday - the highest single-day spike since February

Jamie McDonough, RN, gives instructions to a COVID-19 patient in the COVID ICU at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US reported more than 122,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to data analyzed by The New York Times. The figure is the highest since February and comes amid the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. The CDC last week said vaccinated people should mask u...
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Official Trailer for Brand New Cherry Flavor Series Hits the Internet

Netflix dropped the official trailer for the supernatural horror limited series Brand New Cherry Flavor which premieres on the streamer August 13. The show is inspired by a novel of the same name by Todd Grimson and stars Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Catherine Keener (Get Out),…Read more...
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Think of your COVID-19 vaccine as a seatbelt, not impenetrable armor

Marianne Ayala/Insider COVID-19 vaccines aren't perfect, and you can still get sick after you have all your shots. But a vaccinated person's infection will likely be milder, because their body has built up its defenses. Vaccines are a lot like seatbelts: they save lives, but they can't prevent crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccines provide a strong disease-fighting advantage. But they don't make you immune to infection.When it comes to COVID-...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, US, Trends, Analysis, Delta, National Institutes of Health, Graham, John Mcdonnell, Baton Rouge, Provincetown Massachusetts, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Vaccine Research Center, Hilary Young, Coronavirus, COVID


Space tourists fly at their own risk - nobody is regulating their safety. Experts say ticket-holders are accepting their role in an 'experiment'

Virgin Galactic/REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted into sub-orbital flights. Space law experts told insider Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic ticket-holders fly at their own risk. Federal agencies do not plan to regulate the flights till at least 2023 in order to give the companies freedom to innovate. See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted off into space it re...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Office of Commercial Space Transportation


Massive fields of new nuclear missile silos may be China's answer to rivals with a lot more nukes

China's new DF-41 ICBMs were showcased as road-mobile missiles, but China may be planning to put them in the ground. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Experts have identified what appear to be hundreds of new missile silos under construction in China. It is assumed that these silos will house the new DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles. Silos are vulnerable, but with enough of them and the right missiles, they can be advantageous. See more stories on Insider's business page. China a...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Military, United States, Pentagon, Xinjiang, Low, Gansu Province, Lewis, Tiananmen Square, Inner Mongolia


West Virginia's governor was so disturbed by information on the Delta variant that he said he wanted to 'pee and throw up'

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Chris Jackson/Associated Press WV Gov. Jim Justice said the thought of the Delta variant spreading makes him want to "pee and throw up." West Virginia in recent weeks has been seeing a spike in confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Earlier this week, however, Justice declined to enforce a mask mandate in the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. The rise of the Delta variant in West Virginia and the fear of inadequately containing it makes W...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Justice, West Virginia, Trends, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Jim Justice, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, COVID, Internal CDC


A conservative radio host who downplayed vaccines on his show is on an oxygen machine after a severe COVID-19 infection

Registered nurse Erin Beauchemin monitors an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine connected to a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, on May 8, 2020. Elaine Thompson/AP Phil Valentine, a conservative talk-show host, is battling COVID-19 on an oxygen tank in the hospital. The hospitalization comes after his remarks downplaying both the coronavirus and the vaccines. Valentine, for example, has previously said the only ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, News, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Valentine, Mark, Phil, Nashville Tennessee, Elaine Thompson, Seattle Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Phil Valentine, ECMO, Mark Now


How gravitational forces stop Earth’s asymmetrical core from tipping us over

More than 5,000 kilometers beneath us, Earth’s solid metal inner core wasn’t discovered until 1936. Almost a century later, we’re still struggling to answer basic questions about when and how it first formed. These aren’t easy puzzles to solve. We can’t directly sample the inner core, so the key to unravelling its mysteries lies in collaboration between seismologists, who indirectly sample it with seismic waves, geodynamicists, who create models of its dynamics, and mineral physicists, who study...
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Sarah Perry: As an author, I felt useless in the pandemic. So I trained to be a vaccinator

Inspired by a desire to be good and help others during the pandemic, novelist Sarah Perry trained to vaccinate people. But what does it mean to be good when there is so much bad faith?Earlier this year – lockdown three: no sign of spring – I travelled to an airport to try to be good. Dogged for months by the sense of my own uselessness, and having wept with relief and accumulated sorrow when the first Covid-19 vaccine was approved, I’d joined an organisation training volunteers to deliver vaccin...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Society, Medical Research, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Stansted, Sarah Perry, Coronavirus


NSW reports 210 cases as protesters a no-show; Queensland announces snap lockdown – as it happened

New South Wales records 210 new locally acquired cases of coronavirus – two-thirds in people under 40 – as police set up over anti-lockdown protest; Queensland locks down 11 LGAs from 4pm today after six new cases. Follow the latest newsQueensland snap lockdown: latest restrictions explainedState v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border re...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, NSW, Peter Gutwein, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live update: NSW reports 210 cases as protesters a no-show; Queensland announces snap lockdown

New South Wales records 210 new locally acquired cases of coronavirus – two-thirds in people under 40 – as police set up over anti-lockdown protest; Queensland locks down 11 LGAs from 4pm today after six new cases. Follow the latest newsQueensland snap lockdown: latest restrictions explainedState v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border re...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, NSW, Royce Kurmelovs, Peter Gutwein, Coronavirus



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