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Israel has one of the world's highest daily COVID-19 infection rates, despite high vaccine uptake

Israelis and vaccinated tourists get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to Israel's Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv on May 23, 2021. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images Israel's COVID-19 infection rate has doubled in the past two weeks. The country is seeing a new surge in cases despite early success with the Pfizer vaccine. The protection afforded by vaccines may wane over time, especially for older groups. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel, once a global leader in cor...
Tags: Science, France, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Delta, Npr, Pfizer, UK Germany, Ben Gurion, Jack Guez, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Andrea Michelson


Facebook said an article that suggested the COVID-19 vaccine could be deadly was the most popular link on the site from January to March

Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook withheld a Q1 report on popular content for fear of backlash, The New York Times reported Friday. On Saturday, Facebook released the report, which said the most popular article on the platform cast doubt on the COVID-19 vaccine. A Facebook spokesperson said the article "does illustrate just how difficult it is to define misinformation." See more stories on Insider's business page. The top-performing link on Facebook in the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Times, Misinformation, Chicago Tribune, Stone, March Facebook, Tech Insider, Getty Images Facebook


August full moon 2021: how to photograph the blue moon on your phone or camera with the right settings

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking pictures of this month’s blue moon, also known as a sturgeon moonWhen a full moon rises, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a great photo of.Two reasons: it is very far away and unless you have a telephoto lens (which makes the moon appear closer than it is) it will always appear as a very small glowin...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, The moon, Carly Earl


Netflix Magic: The Gathering Animated Series Hires Jeff Kline to Replace Russo Bros.

Netflix’s animated adaptation of Magic: The Gathering has a new creative team.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Jeff Kline, Russo Bros


Henri Strengthens to a Hurricane as It Closes In on New England

Hurricane Henri is expected to make landfall “at or near hurricane strength” somewhere around New York’s Long Island or southern New England by Sunday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. Henri strengthened from a tropical storm on Saturday as it built up steam over the Atlantic with maximum…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Atlantic, Long Island, New England, Henri, Hurricane Henri, Henri Strengthens


China Three Child Policy and Other Pro-Child Policies

China is legally allowing three child families to slow the plunge in births. there are also other pro-child policies. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress canceled the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Economy, World, Innovation, Population


Candyman Director Nia DaCosta launches the #TellEveryone Initiative

Candyman director Nia DaCosta, Monkeypaw Productions, and Universal Pictures have launched #TellEveryone, a social media initiative connected to the film.Read more...
Tags: Science, Universal Pictures, Nia DaCosta, Nia DaCosta Monkeypaw Productions


Go on a Panoramic Video Tour of Mars With the Curiosity Rover

Just because you can’t catch a shuttle to Mars quite yet doesn’t mean you can’t still tour the Red Planet. This week, NASA released a video showcasing a panoramic tour of the planet’s surface using images snapped by its Curiosity rover, which celebrates its ninth year on Mars this month.Read more...
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How WandaVision Actress Elizabeth Olsen Brought Wanda to Life

WandaVision actress Elizabeth Olsen didn’t quite know what to make of the series pitch. In a post-Thanos-snap world, she wasn’t sure how a show that starts in the 1950s relates to anything that previously happened to the Avengers. However, once Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Jac Schaeffer told her their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Olsen, Kevin Feige, Jac Schaeffer, Avengers However


Neuroscientist Anil Seth: ‘We risk not understanding the central mystery of life’

The professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience discusses his work to develop a scientific explanation for how the brain conjures consciousnessFor centuries, philosophers have theorised about the mind-body question, debating the relationship between the physical matter of the brain and the conscious mental activity it somehow creates. Even with advances in neuroscience and brain imaging techniques, large parts of that fundamental relationship remain stubbornly mysterious. It was with g...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Science, Neuroscience, Culture, Consciousness, Human biology, University of Sussex, Daniel Dennett, David Chalmers, Artificial intelligence (AI, Anil Seth


Dear Diary: how keeping a journal can bring you daily peace

Writing a diary is a great way to offload – and, if memory fails, it’s a wonderful window on the pastI still get funny looks from people when I mention that I keep a diary. Maybe the practice strikes them as shifty or weirdly old-fashioned. It’s true that I never feel more furtive than when my wife finds me writing it at our kitchen table – it’s like being spotted entering a confessional box in church. What exactly have I got to tell this black book about a life that we share all day, every day?...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Science, Life and style, Culture, Health & wellbeing


Armor Wars at Disney+ Announces New Head Writer Yassir Lester

Disney/Marvel has tapped actor/writer Yassir Lester as head writer on the upcoming Disney+ show Armor Wars.Read more...
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Hurricane Henri could leave millions of people in New England without power for up to 10 days

Fallen tree on power lines. Gordon Donovan/Getty Images Hurricane Henri is expected to hit Long Island starting late Saturday and the storm will barrel up to Maine, the NWS said. Power companies have already started preparations, expecting mass outages. Last year, tropical storm Isaias left over 2 million Americans without power for days. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hurricane Henri could leave millions of people across the densely-populated northeastern United States...
Tags: Energy, New York, Science, News, Utilities, Trends, Power, United States, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Hurricane, Natural Disaster, Electricity, Nolan, East Coast


A Complete Guide to Not Getting Hacked

As safe as you might feel sitting at your laptop, happily typing and posting and scrolling, we all know the truth: the internet is actually a giant hellscape full of spies, criminals, ransomware, and all kinds of other dangerous shit.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Identity Management, Cryptography, Password, Protonmail, Filevault, Computer Security, Yubico, Internet Privacy, Peter Finch, Crypt, Try, Random Password Generator


A gravestone inscription reveals how a former slave of Pompeii worked his way up become a high-ranking priest

Funerary monument of the necropolis of Porta Nocera (Nocera Gate) on November 26, 2019 in Pompei, Italy. Ivan Romano/Getty Images A gravestone inscription discovered in Pompeii shows how far a former slave went in life. Marcus Venerius Secundio, whose remains were found this week, died as a priest and custodian. The remains are said to be the best-preserved ever found in the ancient city. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A gravestone inscription discovered in Pompeii shows h...
Tags: Science, Trends, Italy, News UK, Slavery, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Ivan Romano Getty, UK Weekend, Sophia Ankel, Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Zuchtriegel, Porta Sarno, Marcus Venerius Secundio, Porta Nocera Nocera Gate, Pompei Italy


How a simple crystal could help pave the way to full-scale quantum computing

Vaccine and drug development, artificial intelligence, transport and logistics, climate science — these are all areas that stand to be transformed by the development of a full-scale quantum computer. And there has been explosive growth in quantum computing investment over the past decade. Yet current quantum processors are relatively small in scale, with fewer than 100 qubits — the basic building blocks of a quantum computer. Bits are the smallest unit of information in computing, and the term q...
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Large insurers have stopped waiving COVID-19 treatment costs, an analysis found. Hospitalization could cost you thousands.

Dr. Joseph Varon (right) speaks to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas on December 29, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Many large insurers no longer waive COVID-19 treatment costs, a new analysis found. Insurers started charging again once vaccines became widely available. But hospitalizations are rising in the US. Those hospitalized with COVID-19 may pay $1,300, on average. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ...
Tags: Science, News, US, Alabama, Trends, Insurance, Georgia, Healthcare, Delta, Rhode Island, Houston Texas, Kaiser Family Foundation, United Memorial Medical Center, Emily Kask, Kentucky Louisiana, KFF


A year and a half after Sweden decided not to lock down, its COVID-19 death rate is up to 10 times higher than its neighbors

Insider Sweden's state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell. Getty Sweden decided not to implement a full-scale lockdown during the pandemic. It now has up to 10 times as many COVID-19 deaths per capita as its Nordic neighbors. Sweden also didn't fare much better economically, suggesting its gamble didn't pay off. See more stories on Insider's business page. Months before the first COVID-19 cases were detected, public-health experts to handle a pandemic. But in Marc...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Sweden, Trends, Spain, Economy, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Stockholm, Gothenburg Sweden, TT News Agency


Elon Musk says Tesla Bots will hopefully be sent to work on Mars in inhospitable environments

A rendering of the Tesla Bot. Tesla/Reuters Elon Musk said Tesla's humanoid robots may someday work on Mars. A Twitter user asked if they would be mass-produced and sent to the planet. "Hopefully," Musk said. To some, Musk's announcement mirrored Isaac Asimov's book series, "I, Robot." See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday said the company's artificial-intelligence bots may one day be able to work on Mars, a vision seemingly ripped f...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Trends, Tesla, Ai, Mars, Bots, Musk, Robertson, Red Planet, Isaac Asimov, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Asimov


Australia records highest number of new cases in a day – as it happened

Gladys Berejiklian reports record high case numbers and Victoria extends lockdown statewide. This blog is now closedVictoria sent into statewide lockdown as Shepparton cluster rises to 17NSW records 825 new cases, the worst total of any state during pandemicAnti-lockdown protesters violently clash with police in MelbourneNSW hotspots; NSW restrictions; border restrictionsVictoria’s restrictions; Victorian hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 9.0...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Victoria, Shepparton, Gladys Berejiklian, Graham Readfearn, Coronavirus


Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the Covid-free office

A workplace in Bucharest filled with anti-virus innovations could become the new normal in office design, its creators hopeExplainer: what are UK workers’ rights when asked to return?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNot so long ago it may have seemed more like a futuristic vision of the workplace – or a hospital.But the hands-free door handles, self-cleaning surfaces, antimicrobial paint, air-monitoring display tools, UV light disinfection robots, and 135 other measure...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Real Estate, UK, Science, Technology, Money, Life and style, Society, World news, Financial Sector, Commercial Property, Work & careers, Infectious Diseases, Romania


Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office

A workplace in Bucharest filled with anti-virus innovations could become the new normal in office design, its creators hopeExplainer: what are UK workers’ rights when asked to return?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNot so long ago it may have seemed more like a futuristic vision of the workplace – or a hospital.But the hands-free door handles, self-cleaning surfaces, antimicrobial paint, air-monitoring display tools, UV light disinfection robots, and 135 other measure...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Real Estate, UK, Science, Technology, Money, Life and style, Society, World news, Financial Sector, Commercial Property, Work & careers, Infectious Diseases, Romania


Anti-vaxxers are refusing blood transfusions from vaccinated donors because they believe they're 'tainted,' report says

Anti-vaccination protesters pray and rally near City Hall following the Los Angeles City Council vote earlier this week to draw up an ordinance to require proof of vaccination to enter many public indoor spaces in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 2021. ( David McNew/AFP via Getty Images COVID skeptics are refusing transfusions from vaccinated donors, The Daily Beast reported. Doctors estimate up to 70% of the blood currently being donated is coming from vaccinated donors. Blood cent...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Iowa, News UK, Red Cross, Vaccine, Biden, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Reuters, Los Angeles California, Michael Busch, Emily Osment, Paranjape, BEDFORD Texas


NSW records 825 new Covid cases, the worst total of any Australian state since pandemic began

ACT reports eight new coronavirus cases and cancels Floriade while Queensland records zeroVictoria sent into statewide lockdown as Shepparton Covid cluster rises to 17Australia anti-lockdown rallies: protesters violently clash with police in MelbourneNSW hotspots; NSW restrictions; border restrictionsVictoria’s restrictions; Victorian hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingNew South Wales has reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases recor...
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