NASA's top official says Blue Origin lawsuit could delay human return to moon

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson at the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 23, 2021. NASA/Bill Ingalls Blue Origin sued NASA after the agency picked SpaceX to land astronauts on the moon. NASA's administrator said this "legal wrangling" has thrown its moon-landing timeline into question. But experts already thought NASA was unlikely to meet its goal of putting boots on the moon in 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is trying to send astron...
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FDA authorizes boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and others at high risk from COVID-19

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images The FDA authorized boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and people at higher risk. Booster shots are likely to be available in locations like pharmacies and clinics at no cost. The US is still struggling to convince many people to get their first doses of coronavirus vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US coronavi...
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The verdict is in: Pregnant women pass COVID-fighting antibodies to their unborn children

Obstetrician and gynecologist Yelena Rogatinskaya receives the Sputnik V vaccine in St Petersburg, Russia, on September 13, 2021. Peter Kovalev/TASS/Getty Images Pregnant women pass coronavirus antibodies to their unborn children, a spate of research suggests. A new study found high antibody levels in newborns whose mothers had received the Pfizer or Moderna shots. Studies have also shown that mothers can transfer antibodies to infants through breast milk. See more stories on Insider's...
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Scientists use AI to create drug regime for rare form of brain cancer in children

Hopes that breakthrough marks new era where artificial intelligence can develop treatments for all types of cancerScientists have successfully used artificial intelligence to create a new drug regime for children with a deadly form of brain cancer that has not seen survival rates improve for more than half a century.The breakthrough, revealed in the journal Cancer Discovery, is set to usher in an “exciting” new era where AI can be harnessed to invent and develop new treatments for all types of c...
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The US, UK, and Israel have all fallen far behind in the global vaccination race - the US now ranks 39th

An employee at the Vermont Creamery receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a National Guard soldier at a pop-up vaccination stand in Websterville, June 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images The US, UK, and Israel have fallen behind in the vaccination race, though they were among the first to roll out COVID-19 shots. A chart shows how much lower the US's vaccination rate is than the 13 countries with the highest rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been nearly nine m...
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Poll after poll shows the same thing: Americans are cool with vaccine mandates

A 12-year-old receives their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a Los Angeles County mobile clinic on May 14, 2021. Patrick Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Three recent polls show that a majority of Americans support vaccine mandates. The popularity of vaccine requirements has risen as the Delta variant surged. Hardline opposition to getting vaccinated has fallen to a new low. See more stories on Insider's business page. Though Americans remain divided about vaccine mandates, poll after pol...
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Five senses in Polish

Humans have five basic senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. Can you name them in Polish? The sensing organs ( narządy czuciowe)  associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world around us. Let’s name all 5 senses in polish! Five senses. Image by Kasia Scontsas   TOUCH – DOTYK Touch (dotyk) is thought to be the first sense that humans develop, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Pressure (nacisk), temperature (tem...
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Florida's new surgeon general says COVID-19 vaccines are 'nothing special' and opposes mask mandates

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Dr. Joseph Ladapo to surgeon general and secretary of the state's health department on Tuesday. But Ladapo has come under fire for his criticism of COVID-19 vaccines and mask mandates. Ladapo also called COVID-19 vaccines "nothing special" in a recent press conference. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida's new surgeon general called COVID-19 vaccines "nothing special" in a recent press conference.Dr. Jose...
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‘I’d lost 8kg in sweat’: new report highlights the dangers of working in high heat

The use of extra PPE since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated heat-related issues, significantly affecting those in menial rolesGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe Covid-19 pandemic and the necessity of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) has increased the effects of heat stress on workers in a range of low-wage industries, a new report has found.Researchers from University of Technology’s Climate Justice Research Centre surveyed 795 workers nationall...
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Two-legged dinosaurs may have swung tails to run faster, say scientists

A computer simulation could help us better understand the evolution of movement in animalsTwo-legged dinosaurs may have swung their tails as they crashed through the undergrowth – just like humans swing their arms – according to scientists who modelled their movements in 3D at Harvard University. Until now, it was widely believed that bipedal (two-legged) dinosaurs grew long tails to counterbalance the weight of their heads, and the tail was merely a rigid extension of the pelvis. But it is now ...
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Genetics reveal how humans island-hopped to settle remote Pacific

Study using DNA analysis reveals not only are statues on these distant islands connected, but inhabitants tooEaster Island’s famous megaliths have relatives on islands thousands of miles to the north and west, and so did the people who created them, a study has found.Over a 250-year period separate groups of people set out from tiny islands east of Tahiti to settle Easter Island, the Marquesas and Raivavae – archipelagos that are thousands of miles apart but all home to similar ancient statues. ...
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More microplastics in babies’ faeces than in adults’ – study

Researchers say children’s mouthing behaviour and products such as bottles may be to blameInfants have more microplastics in their faeces than adults, a study has found.Microplastics are plastic particles smaller than 5mm in size that have been released into the environment from the breakage of bigger plastic objects. They are a threat to the environment because they do not easily biodegrade, and recent research has found them in dust, food, fruit, bottled water and, as a result, animal and huma...
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70% of fully vaccinated prisoners caught COVID-19 in a Texas Delta outbreak, the CDC says - but vaccines protected against severe disease

A nurse filling a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine. A CDC study of an outbreak in a Texas prison in July suggested that vaccines protected against severe illness. Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images About 70% of fully vaccinated people in a Texas prison caught COVID-19 in an outbreak, the CDC said. The data suggests that while Delta can spread among vaccinated people, vaccines protect against severe COVID-19. Of the unvaccinated prisoners, 93% caught COVID-19, and one died, the CDC said. Se...
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NYC couple describe getting a $257,000 medical bill after their premature baby died in hospital, sparking a grim insurance battle

A pregnant woman (unrelated to the story) in hospital. Shutterstock Two parents lost their daughter after she was born about 13 weeks early. They later received an unexpected medical bill for over $257,000. Their insurer accidentally paid out after they switched providers, and wants to be repaid. See more stories on Insider's business page. A couple was billed for $257,000 by an insurance company after their premature baby died aged 25 days.Brittany Giroux Lane and Clayton Lane receiv...
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Virginia's hospitals are filling up with COVID patients. Its rural, unvaccinated population may be the cause.

A socially distanced sermon in Fredericksburg, Virginia in April 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images Virginia has one of the highest vaccination rates in the US. But it has seen a substantial rise in hospitalization in recent weeks. An expert told Insider that uneven distribution of vaccinated people gives the virus an opening. See more stories on Insider's business page. Virginia is the country's 12th most vaccinated state, with almost 60% fully vaccinated.Vacc...
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Mathematicians discover music really can be infectious – like a virus

New music download patterns appear to closely resemble epidemic curves for infectious disease, study finds Pop music is often described as catchy, but it seems you really can infect friends with your music taste. The pattern of music downloads after their release appears to closely resemble epidemic curves for infectious disease – and electronica appears to be the most infectious genre of all.Dora Rosati, lead author of the study and former graduate in maths and statistics at McMaster University...
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Cracks found on the International Space Station are a 'fairly serious issue,' a former NASA astronaut says

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft. NASA/Roscosmos Former NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd gave Congress new details about cracks on the space station. About half a dozen cracks appeared in Russia's Zarya module, but they aren't a danger to astronauts. Investigating the cracks is a "fairly serious issue," Shepherd said, and there are probably more. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cracks are appearing on t...
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