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Guys, I Think The Walking Dead Might Be Losing It

When it was announced The Walking Dead’s eleventh season would also be its last, I assumed the show would get itself together to end the zombie series with a bang, something to rekindle the interest of the millions of viewers that used to watch the show. Instead, I have no idea what it’s doing, and I don’t think The…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Melissa Mcbride, Fiction, Beta, Simon, Kelly, Aaron, Alden, Abraham, Agatha, Li, Gabe, Judith, Connie, Maggie Greene


There are more states with full mask mandates now than there were in July

Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Seven states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, now have full mask mandates, NBC News reported. That's six more states requiring both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks since July. An additional six states require masks for unvaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are six more states that have full mask mandates, for the vaccinated and unvaccinated, than there were at the end of...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cdc, Washington, Nbc News, US, Trends, New York Times, Delta, Seattle, Anthony Fauci, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Puerto Rico, University of Washington, Broward


People able to freeze embryos, sperm and eggs for up to 55 years

Ministers said the change from a 10-year limit was needed because of the trend towards later parenthoodPeople who want to start a family will be able to freeze their eggs, sperm and embryos for up to 55 years in an overhaul of fertility rules intended to help prospective parents.The existing 10-year limit on the length of time those planning to use in-vitro fertilisation can store the genetic materials needed is being scrapped, the government said on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, Fertility problems, Embryos


Blade Director Bassam Tariq Says the New Film Won't Be Boxed in By Marvel's Comics Canon

Of all the Marvel announcements made at San Diego Comic-Con back in 2019, none were quite as surprising as the news of a new Blade movie starring Mahershala Ali which director Bassam Tariq signed onto a few months later.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mahershala Ali, Films, San Diego, Ali, RPG, Peter Parker, Eric Brooks, Vampire, 2K Games, Blade, Shang Chi, Bassam Tariq, Stacy Osei Kuffour, Creative Works, English Language Films


Kentucky Gov. Beshear says 'taking a horse dewormer is crazy' amid spike in calls to poison control about ivermectin

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear speaks to reporters in April 2021. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said taking a de-worming medication to treat COVID-19 was "crazy." His comments, made Sunday on "Meet the Press" come amid a reported rise in calls to poison control centers about ivermectin. Ivermectin has not been proven to treat or prevent COVID-19, according to the US FDA and CDC. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday s...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Kentucky, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Meet The Press, US Centers for Disease Control, Webb, Courier Journal, NBC News Meet the Press, Beshear, Louisville Courier Journal, Ivermectin


A Florida doctor said she's refusing to treat unvaccinated patients in person but denied violating the Hippocratic Oath, says report

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters A Florida doctor said she's refusing to treat unvaccinated patients in person, Newsweek reported. Dr. Linda Marraccini denied violating the Hippocratic Oath and said she is "following the science." Marraccini will still treat unvaccinated patients through virtual meetings instead. See more stories on Insider's business page. A doctor in South Miami, Florida said s...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, News UK, Delta, Vaccination, Reuters, Newsweek, Johns Hopkins University, New York Times More, South Miami Florida, Hippocratic Oath, Coronavirus, UK Weekend, Sophia Ankel


DC's Injustice Movie Finds the Voice Actors Among Us

We’re big fans of Tom Taylor’s Injustice: Gods Among Us comics, dubbing it the greatest “Superman goes evil” story ever written. So by extension, we’re looking forward to WB Animation’s upcoming movie adaptation—especially now that the first details have been released.Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Harley Quinn, Batman, Joker, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Pollak, Tom Taylor, Damian, Lois Lane, Nightwing, Justin Hartley, Injustice Gods Among US, Fictional Characters, Brian Buccellato, WB Animation


Coronavirus live: passports ‘needed to keep England venues open’; Vietnam says city residents must get vaccine

England vaccines minister says passes needed for nightclubs and mass events; Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi residents must receive one dose by 15 SeptemberChildren could override parents’ decision on vaccines, says ZahawiVaccines for care home staff: why ‘no jab, no job’ is controversialSpeed, decisiveness, cooperation: how a Taiwan village overcame DeltaAustralia reopening ‘could change’ as Covid continues to strain hospitalsNew Zealand reports 20 new Covid cases as spread of Delta slows 4.48pm ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, World news, Retail industry, Taiwan, Rome, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Delta, Vietnam, Hanoi, Coronavirus


Life being put on hold was just the spur this writer needed to fulfil her youthful ambition

Charlotte Northedge wrote a new novel in lockdown. She considers others who have realised the dreams of their youthI wrote a novel in the last lockdown. To be clear, it wasn’t one of those creative outpourings some people had in between yoga with Adriene and baking banana bread. I had a deadline. Some days, I thought I’d never cut through the brain fog brought about by living through a pandemic. But gradually, as the initial panic subsided and the usual distractions of daily life fell away, I fo...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Science, London, Life and style, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Creative writing, Adriene, Coronavirus, Charlotte Northedge


A Florida doctor said she'd stop treating most unvaccinated patients in person but denied violating the Hippocratic Oath, report says

Emanuele Cremaschi / Contributor/Getty Images A Florida doctor said she's refusing to treat unvaccinated patients in person, Newsweek reported. Dr. Linda Marraccini denied violating the Hippocratic Oath and said she was "following the science." Marraccini plans to treat unvaccinated patients through virtual meetings instead. See more stories on Insider's business page. A doctor in South Miami, Florida, says she plans to largely stop treating unvaccinated patients in person because...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, News UK, Vaccination, Newsweek, Johns Hopkins University, New York Times More, South Miami Florida, Coronavirus, UK Weekend, Sophia Ankel, Emanuele Cremaschi, Linda Marraccini, Marraccini


Anti-vaxxers are targeting pregnant women with misinformation that can lead to tragedy, experts warn

A pregnant mother receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a maternity clinic in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 24, 2021. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua via Getty Images) A battle is being waged for the hearts and minds of pregnant women to get vaccinated. Pro-vaccine campaigners have been called "baby killers." COVID-19 can be dangerous for pregnant people and their babies, data shows. See more stories on Insider's business page. Testimonies of deaths from COVID-19 after not having a vaccine are...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, UK, Science, London, Cdc, Mothers, Pregnancy, Trends, Data, Getty Images, NHS, Northern Ireland, Imperial College London, Josh, University of Kent


The 'fetal heartbeat' that defines Texas' new abortion laws doesn't exist, say doctors

Protesters against abortion restrictions gathered at the Texas State Capitol on May 21, 2019. Eric Gay/AP Texas' new draconian abortion ban is based on when a fetal heartbeat forms - at six weeks. However, a heartbeat isn't present at 6 weeks, doctors say. A six-week-old fetus doesn't have a cardiovascular system, the sound of the thumping is from the machine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Newly passed laws in Texas mean that people cannot have an abortion...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, Amnesty International, Abortion, Npr, Abortion Rights, Kern, OB GYN, American College of Obstetricians, Guttmacher Institute, University of California San Francisco, Texas State Capitol, Verma, Kerns, Eric Gay


‘Somehow we’re still here’: one parent’s shocking story of survival

Faced with danger, we act without thinking, as Nicola Kelly found when a day out with her family almost ended in disasterWe were running late that day. Three months into parenthood and time seemed to be perpetually against us – a constant battle against the clock to get the baby fed, changed and out the door.It was the first Saturday afternoon since the pubs had reopened in England and we were meeting friends for lunch. The streets around southeast London were teeming. Wobbly tables spilled out ...
Tags: Psychology, England, Science, London, Life and style, Human biology, Nicola Kelly


Coronavirus live: UK children ‘could overrule parents’ on vaccines; Iran records 610 new Covid deaths

Minister says 12- to 15-year-olds would be able to choose to be vaccinated; Iran’s official death toll now tops 110,000Vaccine passports needed to keep venues in England open, says ministerVaccines for care home staff: why ‘no jab, no job’ is controversialLet parents decide on jab for 12- to 15-year-olds, say UK vaccine advisersAustralia reopening ‘could change’ as Covid continues to strain hospitalsNew Zealand reports 20 new Covid cases as spread of Delta slows 12.24pm BST Several UK doctor...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, World news, Retail industry, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Delta, Parliament, Zahawi, Coronavirus


Speed, decisiveness, cooperation: how a tiny Taiwan village overcame Delta

Rural community with an under-resourced health system came together to take on the virus, but anger at the authorities remainsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe work day in Fangshan starts before dawn and finishes at midday, when fishers or farmers of mango and onion sit together in the shade, sharing a bucket of cooked prawns and bottles of Taiwan beer.The hometown of Taiwan’s president, Fangshan’s borders encompass a long stretch of coast and four villages home to around 5,500 people, sandwic...
Tags: Science, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Fangshan, Kenting, Coronavirus


Numbers don’t always mean what they seem to mean | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

It pays to always check what is actually being countedLast Wednesday, the Evening Standard trumpeted “Covid deaths rocket to 207 in deadliest day in nearly 6 months”. In fact, deaths within 24 days of a positive test were slightly down over the previous week. So what did it get wrong?It appears it fell for the common misunderstanding, even after 18 months of pandemic, that the daily death figure represents those occurring in the last 24 hours, whereas it is deaths that have been reported in that...
Tags: Science, David Spiegelhalter, Anthony Masters, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: Brazil suspends 12m Sinovac doses; UK set to require NHS workers to be vaccinated

Brazil suspends use of over 12m Chinese Sinovac doses; UK reportedly pushes ahead with plans to require NHS workers to be vaccinatedVaccines for care home staff: why ‘no jab, no job’ is controversialLet parents decide on jab for 12- to 15-year-olds, say UK vaccine advisersAustralia reopening ‘could change’ as Covid continues to strain hospitalsNew Zealand reports 20 new Covid cases as spread of Delta slows 9.13am BST Zahawi also appeared to confirm plans to require frontline NHS workers to b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Retail industry, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Delta, Brazil, Sajid Javid, JCVI, Nadhim Zahawi, Zahawi, Coronavirus


Judge Says an AI Can’t Be an Inventor on a Patent Because It’s Not a Person

Don’t worry, humans—artificial intelligence systems aren’t taking over the world yet. They can’t even appear as inventors on U.S. patents.Read more...
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