Dr. Fauci responds to Nicki Minaj vaccine skepticism, says vaccines do not cause reproductive issues, swollen testicles

Pool / Pool/ Getty Images Dr. Fauci said it's a "resounding no," that COVID-19 vaccines cause reproductive issues. He was responding to a viral series of tweets by Nicki Minaj, where she said she was unvaccinated. Minaj's reason allegedly had to do with a cousin's friend and a hard-to-believe tale. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to international star Nicki Minaj's vaccine skepticism during a CNN interview on Tuesday, saying tha...
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SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
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Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
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Woman had life-saving surgery pushed back because Tennessee's hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients

Clinicians work on intubating a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images A Tennessee woman's life-saving surgery was pushed back because the hospital is so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. "It's terrifying to experience a medical emergency during a pandemic," she wrote in a Washington Post guest essay. Tennessee is facing a surge in new cases, and has one of the lowest vaccination rates...
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Here's what really happens when you swallow gum

If you swallow chewing gum, does it really stay in your body for seven years? In this video from the Institute of Human Anatomy, "lead dissector" Jonathan Bennion reveals the truth and how much it's stretched. The video below will give you something to chew on:
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SpaceX is launching its first all-civilian space mission tomorrow - here's what the flight means for the future of space tourism

The four members of the Inspiration4 crew will orbit around Earth for three days. Netflix On September 15, SpaceX will launch Inspiration4, it's first all-civilian mission to space. The crew of four has spent months in rigorous training to prepare for the flight. While space tourism isn't accessible for everyone yet, this all-civilian trip marks an important milestone in space travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Sept. 15, 2021, the next batch of space tour...
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6 LAPD employees sued the city over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying it creates a 'hostile work environment'

Los Angeles Police Department officers. David McNew/Getty Images LA is requiring city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 5, with some exemptions. Six LAPD employees are suing the city, saying the mandate violates their rights. They said it created a "hostile work environment" in the police force. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six Los Angeles Police Department employees are suing the city over its vaccine mandate, which requires most city employees ...
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‘The virus is painfully real’: vaccine hesitant people are dying – and their loved ones want the world to listen

In the UK, the majority of those now in hospital with Covid-19 are unvaccinated. Many face their last days with enormous regret, and their relatives are telling their stories to try to convince others like themMatt Wynter, a 42-year-old music agent from Leek, Staffordshire, was working out in his local gym in mid-August when he saw, to his great surprise, that his best friend, Marcus Birks, was on the television. He jumped off the elliptical trainer and listened carefully.The first thing he noti...
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