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Australia Covid live news update: Victoria police clash with anti-lockdown protesters after 535 new cases; NSW reports 1,331 cases and ACT 15

One new case in Queensland as Melbourne CBD turned into no-go zone and police prepare to disrupt protest planned in SydneyNew Doherty modelling advises ‘medium’ Covid restrictions until 80% vaccination target reachedYouth corrections officer dies from CovidCovid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases, trends and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 3.28am BST Back to the unfolding protests in Melbourne, there were earlier reports that anti- lockdown protesters...
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The World Health Organization compiles data on global COVID-19 vaccine figures but says it can't reveal how many of its own staff have been vaccinated

In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. Leo Correa/AP Photo The World Health Organization refused to say how many of its staff have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The agency told the Associated Press the information was "confidential." In April, the agency said it was against vaccine mandates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Healt...
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SpaceX's first tourist crew brought a spacesuit-wearing puppy plushie to orbit

A screengrab from a live broadcast from the Crew Dragon spaceship shows Hayley Arceneaux holding up Jude the plush dog, September 17, 2021. SpaceX SpaceX's first tourist crew brought a plush puppy wearing a spacesuit to orbit with them. The space pup is based on two service dogs, Puggle and Huckleberry, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The plush dog is sold out, but it's part of the mission's fundraising for childhood-cancer research. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Golden Retriever, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Cape Canaveral Florida, St Jude, Jude, Service Dog, Huckleberry, Arceneaux, Morgan McFall Johnsen


Australia Covid live news update: NSW reports 1,331 cases and six deaths; Victoria records 535 new cases and one death as police move to block lockdown protests

One new case in Queensland as Melbourne CBD turned into no-go zone and police prepare to disrupt protest planned in SydneyNew Doherty modelling advises ‘medium’ Covid restrictions until 80% vaccination target reachedYouth corrections officer dies from CovidCovid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases, trends and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.18am BST NSW Health has also detected fragments of the virus in the wastewater in Byron Bay, Wardell, Eden, Bal...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Victoria, Melbourne, NSW, Griffith, Coronavirus, BST NSW Health, SydneyNew Doherty, Byron Bay Wardell Eden Balranald


Australia Covid live news update: Victoria records 535 new cases and one death as police move to block anti-lockdown protests

Melbourne CBD turned into no-go zone as police prepare to disrupt protest planned in SydneyNew Doherty modelling advises ‘medium’ Covid restrictions until 80% vaccination target reachedYouth corrections officer dies from CovidCovid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases, trends and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.23am BST It looks like it is going to be hard to travel by car around Melbourne’s CBD today. Channel 7 have footage of long queues of cars wai...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal, Greens, Josh Frydenberg, Kooyong, Coronavirus, SydneyNew Doherty, Barnaby Josh, Piers Mitchem


States are begging Americans to kill spotted lanternflies as scientists struggle to keep the pests from spreading

A spotted lanternfly at a vineyard in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Matt Rourke/AP Spotted lanternflies, which resemble polka-dotted moths, are spreading across the eastern US. Experts are telling people to kill the insects, as lanternflies are a destructive invasive species. Americans have spotted the pests, which first arrived from Asia in 2014, in seven states so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. Don't be fooled by its colorful palette. The spotted lanternfly may merit...
Tags: Pests, Asia, New York, Science, News, Maryland, Animals, Trees, US, Urban, Trends, Indiana, Canada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kansas


The FDA's expert panel backs COVID-19 booster shots for adults 65 and older and those at highest risk of severe disease

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters An expert panel recommended that the FDA authorize booster shots for older and vulnerable adults. The doctors and health experts who advise the FDA say data suggests younger people are still well protected. The panel vote down a proposal to make boosters available to everyone 16 and older. See more stories on Insider's business page. An expert panel advising the Food...
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What to do if your child is exposed to COVID-19 at school, from quarantine etiquette to testing

Kids in masks returning to school Los Angeles Times If your child is exposed to COVID-19, the whole family should prepare for some level of quarantine. An unvaccinated child should quarantine for 10 days, and even vaccinated teens should mask up around others. They should get tested 5-7 days after the exposure regardless of vaccination status. See more stories on Insider's business page. With kids back in classrooms in the US, the risk of your child being exposed to the coronavirus has...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Parenting, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, Delta, Los Angeles Times, Wen, Leana Wen, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson


Australia Covid live news update: NSW and Victoria police move to block anti-lockdown protests

Melbourne CBD turned into no-go zone as police prepare to disrupt protest planned in SydneyNew Doherty modelling advises ‘medium’ Covid restrictions until 80% vaccination target reachedYouth corrections officer dies from CovidCovid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases, trends and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 10.56pm BST Good morning. Victoria’s police force will embark on its biggest operation in two decades to quash an anti-lockdown protest in Melbou...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus, SydneyNew Doherty


3 Chinese astronauts have returned from a record-breaking visit to China's new space station

Left to right: Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, June 17, 2021. Ng Han Guan/AP Images Three astronauts, or taikonauts, landed in Mongolia after three months on China's new space station. The Shenzhou-12 crew has now completed the longest spaceflight in Chinese history. China aims to launch another taikonaut crew in October, in a bid to finish its space station in 2...
Tags: Science, News, China, Russia, US, Trends, Css, Ap, Earth, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Mongolia, Roscosmos, Inner Mongolia, International Space Station ISS


'Tremendous hypocrisy': All the GOP governors banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates require other vaccines

Rhoda Winkelman, a resident at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020 in New York City. Pharmacists from Walgreens administered the vaccine to elderly residents at the upper Manhattan facility. Across the country, residents of nursing homes are beginning to get the vaccine following a week in which thousands of first responders and medical personal received the vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Republican governors are fightin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Walgreens, Gop, Aclu, Healthcare


Tesla Dojo, Supercomputers and AI

The more compute you put into a neural network then the better result you can get. There does not seem to be a limit for neural nets to utilize more resources to get better and faster results. Tesla... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Moderna's vaccine offers better protection against COVID-19 hospitalization than Pfizer or J&J, new CDC study finds

Olivia Parsons, 22, a neuroscience major at the University of Colorado Boulder, left, gets her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Dr. Laird Wolfe. Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine seems to protect better against hospitalization than other US-authorized shots. Moderna's shot lowered the risk of hospitalization by 93%, a new CDC report found. Pfizer's shot lowered that risk by 88%, whereas Johnson & Johnson's shot lowered it by 71%. See more...
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Nicki Minaj's vaccine tweets were the latest test of social media's imperfect system for stopping misinformation's spread

Twitter has not deleted or added a warning label to Nicki Minaj's tweet containing unverified information about COVID-19 vaccines. Getty/Gilbert Carrasquillo Twitter has not deleted or added a warning to Nicki Minaj's tweet containing COVID misinformation. Twitter said Minaj's tweet will stay up because the rapper shared a personal anecdote. When celebrities post misinformation, the result can be "incredibly damaging" to public health, one expert said. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Cook, News, Cdc, Nicki Minaj, White House, Trends, Atlanta, Analysis, Oxford University, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trinidad, Misinformation


Scientists are getting closer to classifying long COVID as an autoimmune disease

Maria Romero, a coronavirus long-hauler, in Stamford, Connecticut, on December 22, 2020. John Moore/Getty Images Long COVID increasingly looks like an autoimmune disease. Research suggests that one auto-antibody in particular may lead to harmful inflammation in long COVID patients. These antibodies attack the body's own proteins and are a hallmark of many autoimmune diseases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Long COVID patients may finally get an answer as to why they&...
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Why does world’s tallest populace seem to be getting shorter?

Dutch people born in 2001 are not as tall as previous generation – is it genetics, migration or nutrition?From brutal conflicts to periods of prosperity, pandemics to triumphs for equality, human history is full of highs and lows. But such fluctuations don’t just affect society: the human body can also be a sign of the times.Studies have shown that our height is not just a matter of genetics but is also influenced by the environment we live in, with key factors including our nutrition and experi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, World news, Netherlands, Anthropology, Evolution


2 fringe doctors created the myth that ivermectin is a 'miracle cure' for COVID-19 - whipping up false hope that could have deadly consequences

Getty Images; Marianne Ayala/Insider Ivermectin is a wondrous, Nobel Prize-winning drug that is cheap and available around the world.The oral version - originally derived from a clump of Japanese dirt in the 1970s - has nearly eradicated infections that could otherwise have caused widespread blindness and disfigured people's limbs and genitals. Formulated as a lotion, ivermectin is safe enough to be administered as an over-the-counter treatment for head lice in kids.But ivermectin is n...
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The COVID-19 booster debate is a mess. Here's why we'll probably get extra shots anyway.

President Joe Biden gets a COVID-19 vaccine. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US debate over booster shots has devolved into a confusing and noisy mess. The next week should bring clarity, with FDA and CDC reviews wrapping up. Boosters are justified for older adults, experts told Insider, but there's less data on younger people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over COVID-19 booster shots in the US has devolved into a noisy, confu...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer


Are we eating ourselves to extinction?

It’s not just animals that are at risk of dying out, the world’s crops are in rapid decline. Here’s why it matters what is on your plateIn eastern Turkey, in a golden field overshadowed by grey mountains, I reached out and touched an endangered species. Its ancestors had evolved over millions of years and migrated here long ago. It had been indispensable to life in the villages across this plateau, but its time was running out. “Just a few fields left,” the farmer said. “Extinction will come eas...
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