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New Zealand Covid update: 82 new cases as outbreak worsens despite nationwide lockdown

All new cases are in Auckland, with 62 within the Pacific communityNew Zealand’s Covid-19 outbreak has worsened, with 82 new cases taking the total infected to 415.All of Saturday’s cases were in Auckland, with the Pacific community again over-represented with 62 cases. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Pacific, Auckland, Coronavirus, Pacific communityNew Zealand


Australia Covid live news update: NSW reports 1,035 new cases and two deaths; Victoria records 64 infections and ACT 26

Western Australia releases exposure sites visited by two NSW truck drivers who were told they had tested positive after they arrived in the stateShepparton’s multicultural community ‘on the brink’ in Covid lockdownCovid abnormal: why is Australia so far behind on making its own mRNA vaccines?‘None of this is normal or sustainable’: the impossibility of working from home without childcare in lockdownGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders; Hotspo...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Victoria, Canberra, NSW, Vic, Broadmeadows, Andrew Barr, Coronavirus, COVID, BST Victoria, Jeroen Weimar


Twitter Is Letting Some iOS Users Start to Sell Tickets to Their Live Audio Rooms

If you’re dying to get into someone’s Twitter Space, and are willing to pay for it, you might be in luck.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Tickets, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Google Spaces, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Social Networking Services, Social Audio, Twitter Space


Parents are so desperate to get their young children vaccinated that they're pleading with pediatricians to administer the shot before the FDA says it's OK for kids under 12

EMS medics from the Houston Fire Department check the breathing of a girl, age 2, with COVID-19 before transporting her to a hospital on August 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images More children are testing positive for COVID-19 across the country. Some parents are begging doctors to vaccinate their kids under 12, The Washington Post reported. The FDA has yet to complete clinical trials on vaccines for those younger than 12. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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You Can Now Give Amazon More of Your Money in Monthly Installments

Amazon wants you to buy, buy, buy, so it’s making it easier for you to do that. The company has rolled out a buy-now-pay-later option at checkout for select customers in the U.S. and plans to expand access to this payment method in the coming months. Read more...
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Australia Covid live news update: NSW reports 1,035 new cases and two deaths; Victoria records 64 infections

Western Australia releases exposure sites visited by two NSW truck drivers who were told they had tested positive after they arrived in the stateShepparton’s multicultural community ‘on the brink’ in Covid lockdownCovid abnormal: why is Australia so far behind on making its own mRNA vaccines?‘None of this is normal or sustainable’: the impossibility of working from home without childcare in lockdownGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders; Hotspo...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, NSW, Vic, Brad Hazzard, Coronavirus, Jeremy McAnulty, New South Wales Health


Online Trolls Actually Just A**holes All the Time, Study Finds

The internet doesn’t turn people into assholes so much as it acts as a massive megaphone for existing ones, according to work by researchers at Aarhus University.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Empathy, Cyberbullying, Human Behavior, Aggression, Self, Michael Bang Petersen, Interpersonal Relationships, Internet Troll, Culture Jamming, Technology Internet, Alexander Bor, Devin Gaffney, Aarhus University Read


Spider-Man Celebrates No Way Home Week With Even More Killer Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest in shiny bits of plastic. This week, No Way Home’s trailer means we’re not quite done with Spider-Man yet, Playmobil gets in on one of the all time great Bond cars, and the Boba Fett you’ve been looking for joins the Figuarts line up. Check…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hasbro, Goldfinger, Aston Martin, Playmobil, Spider Man, Boba Fett, Caterpillar, Mattel, Vin, Aston Martin DB5, Lego Technic, James Bond Aston Martin, Fictional Characters, Doctor Octopus, Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger


Australia Covid live news update: Victoria records 64 new cases as NSW and ACT brace for surge

Western Australia releases exposure sites visited by two NSW truck drivers who were told they had tested positive after they arrived in the stateShepparton’s multicultural community ‘on the brink’ in Covid lockdownCovid abnormal: why is Australia so far behind on making its own mRNA vaccines?‘None of this is normal or sustainable’: the impossibility of working from home without childcare in lockdownGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders; Hotspo...
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Delta variant doubles risk of hospitalisation, new study finds

Outbreak of Delta Covid cases likely to put strain on health services in areas with low vaccination rates, experts sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Delta variant doubles the risk of Covid hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant Alpha variant, a new study focused largely on unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people has found.The analysis – based on data collected in England – suggests that outbreaks of the Delta variant are likely to put an additi...
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Australia Covid live news update: NSW, Victoria and ACT brace for case numbers as lockdown decisions loom

Western Australia releases exposure sites visited by two NSW truck drivers who were told they had tested positive after they arrived in the stateShepparton’s multicultural community ‘on the brink’ in Covid lockdownCovid abnormal: why is Australia so far behind on making its own mRNA vaccines?‘None of this is normal or sustainable’: the impossibility of working from home without childcare in lockdownGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders; Hotspo...
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Before You See Shang-Chi, You Might Want to Watch (or Re-Watch) These Marvel Projects

Are you ready to see Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings? Are you sure? Obviously, everyone is excited to check out the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, for the most part, Shang-Chi tells its own standalone origin story. However, there are a few pieces of MCU history you could revisit…Read more...
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The CDC warned against taking ivermectin for COVID-19 after reports of tremors and disorientation from the deworming drug

The medicine comes in several varieties, including a transparent yellow gel meant for horses. Hollis Johnson/INSIDER The CDC issued an advisory about ivermectin, a deworming drug people are using off-label to treat COVID-19. The drug has not been approved for any use related to COVID-19. Calls to poison control and ER visits related to ivermectin have spiked this summer, as have prescriptions for the drug. See more stories on Insider's business page. People are taking an anti-parasitic...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Cdc, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC, Ivermectin, Hollis Johnson, Coronavirus, Andrea Michelson, Fake COVID-19 cures


Florida Judge Says Ron DeSantis Can't Ban School Mask Mandates

Governor Ron DeSantis’s crusade to ban mask mandates in Florida schools violates a parents’ rights law, a Florida judge ruled today. This started in July when DeSantis declared war on school mask requirements with an executive order directing the Florida Commissioner of Education to withhold funds to schools that…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Education, Ron DeSantis, Reactions, DeSantis, Florida Republicans, States Of The United States, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Covid 19 Pandemic In Florida, John C Cooper


You Can Use Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware, But You May Not Want to

Windows 11 is going to be a major upgrade. But before you can get there, Microsoft wants you to have the necessary hardware. The company published a blog post officially detailing the system requirements for Windows 11. It lays out the processors and systems that will be compatible with the new operating system, while…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Zen, Intel, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Amd, Qualcomm, Microsoft Windows, Windows Insider, Advanced Micro Devices, Computer Architecture, Trusted Platform Module, Windows 11, Windows Nt, X86 Architecture


US intelligence couldn't come to a conclusion on the origins of the coronavirus after a 90-day review

This aerial view shows the P4 laboratory on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on May 27, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images US intelligence could not determine the origins of the novel coronavirus after a 90-day review. It said the two most plausible explanations were exposure to an infected animal or a lab incident. In order to make a conclusion, the intelligence community said it would need more info from China. See more s...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Wuhan, Hubei, PRC, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Wuhan China, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology


An unvaccinated teacher spread COVID-19 to 50% of students in a classroom after taking off a mask to read, CDC says

Students wearing masks in school. Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images An unvaccinated teacher started a COVID-19 outbreak that spread to 26 people, the CDC reported. The school required masks, but the teacher didn't always wear one when reading aloud, the report said. People spit out more viral aerosols when they're talking, which makes it extra important to mask. See more stories on Insider's business page. An unvaccinated primary-school teacher in Marin Co...
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An unvaccinated teacher spread COVID-19 to 50% of students in a classroom after she took off a mask to read, CDC says

Students wearing masks in school. Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images An unvaccinated teacher started a COVID-19 outbreak that spread to 26 people, the CDC reported. The school required masks, but the teacher didn't always wear one when reading aloud, the report said. People spit out more viral aerosols when they're talking, which makes it extra important to mask. See more stories on Insider's business page. An unvaccinated primary-school teacher in Marin Co...
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An unvaccinated teacher spread COVID-19 to 50% of students in a classroom after she took off a mask to read

Students wearing masks in school. Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images An unvaccinated teacher launched a COVID-19 outbreak that spread to 26 other people, the CDC reported. Her school required masks but this teacher didn't always wear one when reading aloud. People spit out more viral aerosols when they're talking, making it extra important to wear a mask. See more stories on Insider's business page. An unvaccinated primary school teacher in Marin County, Ca...
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The Absolute Weirdest Star Trek Collector Plates

This week, Star Trek: Lower Decks brought into canon one of the most delightfully weird and long-running pieces of Star Trek memorabilia: the Hamilton Collection’s line of Trek collector plates, a tradition that has been part of fandom since the ‘80s. In celebration of Boimler’s very own Tom Paris plate—from VOY…Read more...
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CVS Can't Keep Up With Demand For At-Home Covid-19 Tests

If you needed a reminder that we’re still living in the middle of a global pandemic, here’s one courtesy of CVS. On Friday, the pharmacy chain told Business Insider that the company’s supply of take-home COVID tests is so in demand that it will need to start limiting the number that customers can buy at once. Read more...
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Covid abnormal: why is Australia so far behind on making its own mRNA vaccines?

Annual coronavirus vaccines could be a reality – but Australia is at least 18 months away from manufacturing its ownFrom September – more than nine months after it was approved for emergency use in the United States – the first doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine will arrive on Australian shores. The second mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine against the coronavirus is a welcome boon amid a period of rolling lockdowns and record case numbers.But Australia’s notoriously sluggish vaccine r...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Coronavirus


Flu Season Is Gonna Be Weird This Year, So When's the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot?

The dog days of summer are just about coming to the end in the U.S. And while the fall may mean cool breezes and nice walks in the park, it should also mark the arrival of the annual flu shot or spray. Getting vaccinated against the flu remains one of the simplest and best things you can do for your health, especially…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Influenza, Vaccines, Seasonality, Pandemic, Influenza Vaccine, Flu Season, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Swine Flu Pandemic, Influenza A Virus Subtype H1n1, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine


Chicago Is Suing DoorDash and Grubhub for Being Shady Pricks

Alleging the exact type of slimy business practices one might expect from a pair of food delivery apps best known for scamming restaurants out of their hard-earned money during a pandemic, the city of Chicago filed two separate lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub on Friday to accuse them of intentionally deceiving…Read more...
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U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Covid-19 Not a Biological Weapon, but Lab Incident Still on the Table

In a Friday afternoon news dump, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released an unclassified summary of its report on the origins of covid-19, which concludes that the deadly virus was not created as a biological weapon but does not rule out the possibility that its spread was due to a research…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Infectious Diseases, Viruses, Occupational Safety and Health, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Covid 19, COVID, U S Intelligence Agencies, Coronaviridae, Covid 19 Pandemic, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus, Covid 19 Misinformation, Investigations Into The Origin Of Covid 19, Covid 19 Lab Leak Theory


Afghan Girls Robotics Team Asks White Lady to Stop Claiming She Rescued Them From the Taliban

A lawyer representing the famous Afghan Girls Robotics Team has sent a cease-and-desist letter demanding that an Oklahoma woman stop claiming she personally rescued them from the Taliban, the Washington Post reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Glenn Beck, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, Al Qaeda, Oklahoma, Girls Robotics Team, women in Afghanistan, Presidency Of Donald Trump, War In Afghanistan, Military History By Country, Taliban The Washington Post, Afghanistan Conflict, Man Made Disasters


The Witcher Is Back in the Bathtub, and Feeling Fine

At this point, The Witcher franchise is probably best known for the impossibly catchy tune “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher,” sung by the bard Jaskier (Joey Batey) to a visibly annoyed Geralt (Henry Cavill). But before that, it was certainly the scene in The Witcher III video game, where Geralt takes a relaxing, sexy soak…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Fiction, Netflix, Henry Cavill, Theo James, Witcher, Geralt, Baron Zemo, The Witcher, Joey Batey, Toss A Coin To Your Witcher, The Witcher Nightmare Of The Wolf, Geralt of Rivia, Geralt Henry Cavill, Creative Works


Elon Musk Tells Texas to Come and Take It! (His Electricity)

Tesla might be best known as a company that pumps out (with a few exceptions) electric vehicles, but it looks like it might be selling electricity straight to the people pretty soon.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Environment, Cars, Tesla, Lithium Ion Batteries, Tesla Model S, Musk, Tesla Powerwall, Stewart, Motor Vehicles, Tesla Energy, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Sports Sedans, Grid Energy Storage


How the Ecosystems in Our Guts Could Be Linked to Brain Disorders

Within our guts is a tiny ecosystem populated by trillions of microorganisms. These germs affect digestion, the immune system, and even brain functioning. Scientists have also started investigating the potential role of gut bacteria in psychiatric and neurological conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases like …Read more...
Tags: Science, Microbiology, Microbiome, Mayo Clinic, Maureen, Environmental Microbiology, James Parkinson, Parkinsons Disease, Microbiomes, Gut Microbiota, Barbara Bendlin, Digestive System, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Bacteriology, Health Medical Pharma


What Do You Want Most Out of Spider-Man: No Way Home?

The big news of the week was, obviously, the release of the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Even without all the crazy rumors surrounding the sequel, fans would have been pumped to see a new Spider-Man trailer. But a trailer that confirms we’ll see characters from previous Spider-Man movies was just too…Read more...
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