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NASA's InSight lander has finally detected 3 big Mars quakes, including one that lasted nearly 90 minutes

An illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. ​​NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight lander has finally detected Mars quakes with magnitudes above 4. One quake lasted nearly 90 minutes and was five times more energetic than the previous record-holder. Big quakes help NASA scientists peer into Mars' core to learn how habitable planets evolve. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Insight lander was sitting silently in the empty dust plains of Mars on Saturday, as i...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Earthquakes, Insight, Mars, Seismology, NASA JPL Caltech, Bruce Banerdt, Tech Insider, Marsquakes, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Banerdt


CDC advisory panel voted against giving workers with a higher risk of getting COVID-19 a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot, after FDA authorized it

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for some groups on Wednesday. But on Thursday, an independent group of medical advisors to the Centers for Disease Control split with the FDA. The panel voted 9-6 against recommending booster doses for adults who are at greater risk of COVID exposure in their work. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots of th...
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Newly discovered fossil footprints show humans were in North America thousands of years earlier than we thought

Some of the fossil footprints discovered in White Sands National Park. Courtesy of Sally Reynolds et al. Anthropologists found 60 fossilized human footprints in New Mexico that date back 23,000 years. The finding reveals humans occupied North America thousands of years earlier than we thought - and thrived on the continent during the last ice age. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new discovery offers definitive evidence that humans were in North America far earlier than ...
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CDC advisors green-light Pfizer boosters for older Americans and people with underlying conditions - but reject extra shots for healthcare workers, in a major break with the FDA

A shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center in Philadelphia. Mark Makela/Getty Images An advisory committee to the CDC voted 15 to 0 to recommend Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and long term care facility (nursing home) residents on Thursday. They also voted to recommend booster shots for all adults with underlying medical conditions. The advisors voted 9-6 against recommending booster doses for adults who are "in an occupational or institutional setting" that puts t...
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CDC advisors voted in favor of Pfizer boosters for older Americans - but against extra shots for healthcare workers, in a major break with the FDA

A shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center in Philadelphia. Mark Makela/Getty Images An advisory committee to the CDC voted 15 to 0 to recommend Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and long term care facility (nursing home) residents on Thursday. They also voted to recommend booster shots for all adults with underlying medical conditions. The advisors voted 9-6 against recommending booster doses for adults who are "in an occupational or institutional setting" that puts t...
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Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered

Ancient tracks found in New Mexico are believed to be between 21,000 to 23,000 years old, study saysNew scientific research conducted by archaeologists have uncovered what they believe are the oldest known human footprints in North America.Research done at the White Sands National Park in New Mexico discovered the ancient footprints, with researchers estimating that the tracks were between 21,000 to 23,000 years old, reported Science. Continue reading...
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To what extent can VAERS be used to estimate covid vaccine side effects/deaths?

My summary conclusion There is  huge transaction cost of reporting information and filling forms. No health professional has the time to fill reports for minor events – and the average “patient” is unlikely to do so, either. For instance, if someone gets well after 20 minutes of the vaccine – or (like my mother) gets […]
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Scientists have created rechargeable, glow-in-the-dark plants using nanoparticles that absorb and emit light

Green nanoparticles that absorb then emit light, as viewed under a microscope inside a plant leaf. Strano et al., Science Advances, 2021 MIT researchers embedded plant leaves with rechargeable nanoparticles that absorb and emit light. After a 10-second charge with an LED light, the nanoparticles glow in the dark for several minutes. "This is a big step toward plant-based lighting," one of the researchers said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists are working on a rec...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Trends, Mit, Thailand, Plants, Ecology, Science Advances, David Nield, Sheila Kennedy, Strano, Michael Strano, ScienceAlert, Science Contributor, Pavlo Gordiichuk


A new study found startling amounts of microplastics in babies' poop - far more than in adults

A baby wears amber teething beads. Petardj/Getty Images Babies may have more microplastics in their guts than adults do, a small study suggests. The researchers found 10 times more microplastics in infant feces than in adult feces. The microplastics could come from baby bottles or plastic toys that infants chew. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microplastics are everywhere. Even what should be untouched wildernesses - the icy plains of Antarctica, the crushing depths of the...
Tags: Pet, New York, Science, News, Babies, New York City, Trends, Pc, Antarctica, Toxins, New York University, Michelle Starr, Microplastics, ScienceAlert, Science Contributor, Alexis Small


A family member of a COVID-19 patient reportedly threatened a doctor after she wouldn't treat him with ivermectin

A doctor checks the vital signs of a patient at the Intensive Care Unit of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California, on January 3, 2021. Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images A COVID-19 patient's family threatened a doctor for not using ivermectin, BuzzFeed News reported. The patient's family member said they have "ways to get people to do something" in their gun safe. The threats are a part of a larger pattern of violence against medical staff during the pan...
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A US Army officer who has taken all other military-mandated vaccines says he is resigning instead of getting the COVID vaccine

US Army nurse administers COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade in Maryland. US Army photo An Army officer has decided to resign rather than take the COVID vaccine mandated by the military. Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague said on Fox News that he has had all other vaccines, but he won't get the one for COVID. The CDC and other medical experts have argued that the COVID vaccines are safe and effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. A US Army officer who has received all other va...
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Dinosaur fossil with ‘totally weird’ spikes in skeleton stuns experts

Extraordinary ankylosaur remains dating back 168m years a first for AfricaFossil hunters have unearthed remnants of the oldest – and probably weirdest – ankylosaur known so far from a site in the Middle Atlas mountains in Morocco.The remains of the heavily armoured animal are extraordinary in being the first to have defensive spikes that are fused to the skeleton, a feature researchers say is unprecedented in the animal kingdom. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, Morocco, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Fossils, Palaeontology, Middle Atlas


The leader of a Hawaii anti-vax group caught COVID-19 and almost died. He now supports vaccines and wants his group's protests to stop.

A poster in an airport in Honolulu, Hawaii. AP Photo/Caleb Jones The founder of a Hawaii group opposing COVID-19 rules and vaccine mandates has asked people to stop. Chris Wikoff, who was recently hospitalized with COVID-19, previously dismissed it as "a little flu." He told local media he is considering getting vaccinated now. See more stories on Insider's business page. The cofounder of a Hawaiian group protesting vaccine mandates and COVID-19 rules is now calling people to end the c...
Tags: Science, White House, Trends, Hawaii, News UK, Vaccine, Josh Green, HONOLULU Hawaii, Hawaii News Now, KFYR, Caleb Jones, Anti-vaxx, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Marianne Guenot


I believe that Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) can be ruled out for covid vaccines

This is an issue that’s been raised by many scientists during the covid vaccine episode. What is ADE? One potential hurdle for antibody-based vaccines and therapeutics is the risk of exacerbating COVID-19 severity via antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). ADE can increase the severity of multiple viral infections, including other respiratory viruses…. Steps to reduce the risks […]
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The smart toilet era is here! Are you ready to share your analprint with big tech?

Loo design has barely changed in 150 years – until now. Will people trade their privacy for the chance to find out exactly what is in their waste?For the past 10 years, Sonia Grego has been thinking about toilets – and more specifically what we deposit into them. “We are laser-focused on the analysis of stool,” says the Duke University research professor, with all the unselfconsciousness of someone used to talking about bodily functions. “We think there is an incredible untapped opportunity for ...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Design, Technology, Biology, Life and style, Architecture, Art and design, Smart Homes, Duke University, Grego, Sonia Grego, Coprata Grego


Workers with a higher risk of getting COVID-19, like healthcare workers and teachers, are eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for some groups on Wednesday. People 18 to 64 who have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 at work are among the eligible groups. That could include healthcare workers, teachers, and grocery store employees, among others. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, The Food and Drug Administration, Frederic J Brown, Janet Woodcock, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Kelsey Vlamis



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