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Bill Gates takes a dig at Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk: 'Space? We have a lot to do here on Earth'

Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images During an interview with James Corden, Bill Gates poked fun at the billionaire space race. Gates comments come a few months after Bezos and Richard Branson took private jets into outer space. The interview was days after Gates was asked on camera about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates dissed Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's preoccupation with outer space during...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, United Nations


A Montana hospital has so many unvaccinated COVID-19 patients to treat that it's 'running out of hallways'

A nurse tends to a COVID-19 patient during a tour of SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital's intensive care unit in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Nick Oxford A Montana ICU is full of COVID-19 patients, most of them unvaccinated, Kaiser Health News reported. The ER manager told KHN it's gotten so bad that they're "running out of hallways" to treat patients. Billings Clinic said it might soon implement "crisis standards of care" as cases in Montana surge. See mor...
Tags: Science, News, Montana, Trends, Hospitals, Healthcare, Kaiser Health News, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Billings Clinic, Montana Department of Health and Human Services, REBECCA COHEN, KHN, Coronavirus, REUTERS Nick Oxford, Speed desk, SSM Health St Anthony Hospital


Australia Covid news live update: NSW records 1,007 new cases and ACT 32 as Victoria reports most infections since pandemic began

Victoria has reported 847 new coronavirus cases and Queensland one. Follow liveNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 3.24am BST Health minister Martin Foley said that the gap between doses for Pfizer would be reduced back from six weeks to three once enough people in high-risk areas had received their first dose.Foley said that the...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Commonwealth, Weimar, Foley, Vic, Martin Foley, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia Covid news live update: NSW records 1,007 new cases and 11 deaths as Victoria reports most infections since pandemic began

Victoria has reported 847 new coronavirus cases and Queensland one. Follow liveNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.16am BST Here’s a full breakdown of the new cases in New South Wales, by local health district. 2.11am BST McAnulty says authorities have detected an increase in Covid transmission in the Illawarra region, wher...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Illawarra, Vic, Coronavirus, COVID, McAnulty


Australia Covid news live update: Victoria records 847 new cases and Qld one; Melbourne and Sydney brace for protests

Victoria records worst daily total since pandemic began. Police break up crowds after hundreds of people gather at BondiNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 1.24am BST The Queensland health minister, Yvette D’ath, is speaking about the potential sticking point to opening the state’s border.She and other Queensland government minis...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, NSW, Vic, Yvette D'Ath, Lismore, Coronavirus, COVID


Schools that require masks see fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, 2 new CDC studies show

Kindergartner Grace Truax, 5, removes her mask before posing for a portrait during "picture day" at Rogers International School on September 23, 2020, in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images Schools that require face masks see fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, two new CDC studies found. In two Arizona counties, the odds of an outbreak were 3.5 times higher in schools that didn't require masks than in schools that did. Counties with school mask mandates recorded fewer COVID-19 cases a...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Cdc, Masks, US, Trends, Arizona, Delta, Schools, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, Maricopa


Australia Covid news live update: Victoria records 847 new cases and one death as Melbourne and Sydney brace for protests

Victoria records worst daily total since pandemic began. Police break up crowds after hundreds of people gather at BondiNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.25am BST A quick update on what to expect today. We’re still waiting to hear when we’ll hear from many state leaders or health ministers today.The Queensland health ministe...
Tags: Science, Australia, India, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, Yvette D'Ath, Coronavirus


Australia Covid news live update: Melbourne and Sydney brace for protests as Victoria set to miss first roadmap target

Police break up crowds after hundreds of people gather at BondiNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.23pm BST The prime minister is asked about reports that Australians overseas cannot book flights home before the end of the year. Well, we have been running more commercial flights and if we need to, we will, but once we hit 80% ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, China, India, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Qantas, Victoria, Melbourne, Morrison, Vic, Coronavirus


PG&E charged with manslaughter after equipment sparked deadly California wildfire in 2020

A house burns on Platina Road during the Zogg Fire near Ono, California, in 2020. AP Photo/Ethan Swope, File Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Friday with manslaughter and other crimes. It follows a 2020 Northern California blaze started by alleged neglected equipment, AP reported. Four people were killed and hundreds of homes were destroyed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Friday with manslaughter and other crimes following a N...
Tags: Science, News, California, San Francisco, Trends, Ap, Wildfires, Associated Press, Manslaughter, Electric, Sierra Nevada, Shasta, Northern California, State, Sonoma County, Tehama


*SHEEPY TIME* Reasoning + Arithmetic Game

Counting sheep is the oldest trick in the book to bring on the dreamy Zzzzs. But the companionship of these fleecy friends doesn’t always guarantee staying asleep or enjoying a night of rest free from NIGHTMARES! Sheepy Time is one of this year’s most clever and adorable board games for 1-4 players, ages 10+. YOU […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, Board Games, Strategy games, Gameschooling, NIGHTMARES Sheepy Time


Biden to announce millions of federal contractors must prove they're vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House complex on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The White House plans to announce a federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Reuters reported. The news is expected Friday that federal contractors must be vaccinated by December 8. It comes after a September 9 executi...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Medicare, Biden, Reuters, White House Office of Management and Budget, Jake Epstein, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


4 people who got COVID-19 booster shots share what it felt like to get an extra vaccine dose

A healthcare worker receives a booster dose of Pfizer's vaccine in Bangkok on August 9, 2021. Vichan Poti/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images The US has authorized third doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to adults over 65, and others at high risk of developing severe disease. Already, more than two million Americans know what it feels like to get a booster shot. The side effects, they say, are much like after a second shot, with some arm pain and fatigue. See more stories ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Public Health, Fda, Pfizer, Bangkok, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Lynch, US Food and Drug Administration, J J, Walz, Alec Lynch


Prosecutors in Mexico seeking arrest warrants for more than 30 scientists

Scientific community is outraged, saying charges of organised crime are an attempt by Mexico’s president to silence themMexico’s scientific community has reacted with outrage after the country’s chief prosecutor requested arrest warrants for 31 scientists, researchers and academics on accusations of organised crime, money laundering and embezzlement – charges that could land them alongside drug cartel kingpins in one of the country’s most notorious lockups.A judge at the maximum security Altipla...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Americas, Guzman, Joaquin, Altiplano, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


The architect of Sweden's no-lockdown COVID-19 response said the approach was basically correct

Anders Tegnell Getty Sweden's chief epidemiologist said Sweden's no-lockdown strategy led to low excess mortality. He acknowledged that vaccines were the only way out of the pandemic. Experts have been critical of Sweden's response to the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sweden's chief epidemiologist stood by the country's approach to the pandemic, even after facing fierce criticism from experts and the King of Sweden. Anders Tegnell said S...
Tags: UK, Science, Sweden, Trends, Eu, Spain, News UK, Belgium, Finland, Vaccination, Denmark, Norway, Vaccine, Reuters, Eurostat, Sweden Norway


Several people reportedly wound up in the ICU after a 'Get COVID' party in Canada

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 07: Nurses Karen Hayes (L) and Nurse Nick Brideau administer care to a patient in the acute care COVID unit at Harborview Medical Center on May 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. The patient was transferred out of the ICU COVID unit because she no longer needs to be on a ventilator. Today there are 25 patients at Harborview Medical Center, 10 of whom are on this floor. Currently in the UW Medicine System, 66 patients testing positive for COVID-19 are receiving care, around half ...
Tags: Death, Science, News, Trends, Canada, Seattle, Edmonton, Seattle Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Edson, L, Karen Hayes, Edson Alberta, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19


2 experts describe how our COVID-19 antibodies adapt over time, creating an 'arms race' between our immune systems and virus variants

US Army nurse administers COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade in Maryland. US Army photo A virologist and immunologist say our immune systems can adapt to COVID-19 and fight emerging variants. They describe how antibodies evolve over time to recognize more variants and bind tighter to the virus. Boosters, or three-dose vaccines, could amplify these more potent antibodies, one professor said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is mutating and ch...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, US Army, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Booster, Rockefeller University, Fort Meade, Immunity, Wherry, John Wherry, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Photo shows one house miraculously unaffected by volcano eruption in the Canary Islands that scorched everything around it

Lava flows surrounded a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain September 23, 2021. Ramon de la Rocha/Pool via REUTERS A house improbably escaped a blast from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on a Spanish island. The eruption, which started on Sunday, has devastated the Canary Island of La Palma. The couple who own the house only learned from the picture that it survived. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Science, Germany, Trends, Spain, New York Times, News UK, Sky, Volcano, Eruption, Canary Islands, El Paso, Canaries, Deutsche Welle, La Palma, BBC News World, Elizabeth Garcia


Humans won't be able to control a superintelligent AI, according to a study

Machines already perform certain tasks without humans understanding how they learned it. Reuters A Max-Planck Institute study suggests humans couldn't prevent an AI from making its own choices. The researchers used Alan Turing's "halting problem" to test their theory. Programming a superintelligent AI with "containment algorithms" or rules would be futile. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It may not be theoretically possible to predict the actions of artifici...
Tags: Apple, UK, Science, Design, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Robots, Alan Turing, Ai, Nordic, Google Amazon, Isaac Asimov, Baker McKenzie, Asimov


Leaders at Moderna and AstraZeneca, are offering new, rosy predictions about the pandemic's end

An employee at the Vermont Creamery receives a COVID-19 vaccine from the National Guard at a pop-up stand in Websterville, Vermont, on June 29, 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images Vaccine makers have recently said they think the pandemic will finally end in 2022. A lead scientist behind AstraZeneca's vaccine predicted that the coronavirus will likely become similar to the common cold. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top brass at Moderna and AstraZeneca have recently o...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Cnbc, Erin Schumaker, Sarah Gilbert, Boston Children s Hospital, Gilbert, National Guard, Tampa Florida


Mismatch of mindsets: why the Taliban won in Afghanistan

Analysis: the west tried to impose its alien values and it is time to try a new approach, as Joe Biden has indicatedSome years ago, in Afghanistan, the anthropologist Scott Atran asked a Taliban fighter what it would take to stop the fighting, because families on both sides were crying. The fighter replied: “Leave our country and the crying will stop.”The crying may not have stopped, but the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan without an air force, heavy arms or expensive training, against...
Tags: Science, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Anthropology, University of Oxford, Scott Atran


Sponges, blood cells and sound-art: the exhibition hoping to cure my cancer

The UK’s first ever cancer research exhibition pairs up patients with researchers to show the creative paths taken on the cutting edge of human discoveryShortly before the pandemic hit, I found myself dressed in a red lab coat, trying to find a cure for blood cancer. Although that might be overstating things a little. It’s Professor Dominique Bonnet who is at the cutting edge of cancer research, whereas I was just tagging along for a day at the Francis Crick Institute, hoping to get a feel for w...
Tags: Art, UK, Science, Medical Research, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Cancer Research, Francis Crick Institute, Bonnet, Dominique Bonnet


Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of flying home from November, rather than the current 3 days, the White House said

A health care worker tests a traveller at a COVID-19 testing station at LAX airport. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need a negative COVID-19 test within a day of their return flight from November. They will also need to buy a "viral test" to take when back in the US, the White House said. Currently, returning Americans need a test within 72 hours of flying, regardless of vaccination status. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Qantas, Biden, Test, Anthony Fauci, Lax


CDC director endorsed Pfizer booster shots for older Americans, people with underlying conditions, and those with higher risk on the job, partially breaking from advisory panel

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky REUTERS The CDC endorsed booster shots for Americans 65 and older and at-risk groups late Thursday. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky partially broke with the advisory panel, endorsing shots for those at higher risk due to their job. That could include healthcare workers, teachers, and grocery store employees, among others. See more stories on Insider's business page. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed booster shots of Pfizer's COVID-19 ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Rochelle Walensky



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