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At one of the last abortion clinics in South Texas, people are learning they're pregnant when it's already too late to get an abortion

Protesters hold signs supporting abortion clinic access on March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images In the Rio Grande Valley, one of the poorest regions in the US, getting an abortion was already hard. After Texas passed a law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy, it's nearly impossible. The 19th visited the only abortion provider south of San Antonio to see what it's like for people. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington Post, Washington, Mexico, US, Trends, Austin, Mexico City, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, New Mexico


The aurora could be visible as far south as New York, Wisconsin, and Washington state on Monday, thanks to a geomagnetic storm

The Aurora borealis as seen in Iceland. Ingólfur Bjargmundsson/Getty Images People could see the aurora borealis from 'New York to Wisconsin to Washington state' on Monday. That's because Earth could experience a moderate geomagnetic storm, according to NOAA forecasters. These storms occur when solar particles interact with the planet's magnetic field. See more stories on Insider's business page. People in northern parts of the US should check out the sky on Monday nigh...
Tags: Space, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Washington, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alaska, Wisconsin, Noaa, Northern Lights, Iceland


Smokers up to 80% likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid, study suggests

Data also finds smokers more likely to die from disease compared with those who have never smoked Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSmokers are 60%-80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and also more likely to die from the disease, data suggests.A study, which pooled observational and genetic data on smoking and Covid-19 to strengthen the evidence base, contradicts research published at the start of the pandemic suggesting that smoking might help to ...
Tags: Health, Science, Smoking, Society, Coronavirus


Smokers much more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19, study suggests

Data also finds smokers more likely to die from disease compared with those who have never smoked Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSmokers are 60%-80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and also more likely to die from the disease, data suggests.A study, which pooled observational and genetic data on smoking and Covid-19 to strengthen the evidence base, contradicts research published at the start of the pandemic suggesting that smoking might help to ...
Tags: Health, Science, Smoking, Society, Coronavirus


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope detected mysterious changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot

A Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, shows the Great Red Spot in intense color. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been observing Jupiter's Great Red Spot since 2009. In that decade, winds in the cyclone's outer band have sped up, while its inner regions have slowed. Scientists aren't sure what the changing winds mean for the Great Red Spot, which...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, University Of California Berkeley, Jupiter, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Hubble Space Telescope, Marcus, Simon, Wong, NASA JPL Caltech, Gemini Observatory, Geophysical Research Letters


French astronaut snapped a gorgeous photo of the aurora glowing green and red from the space station

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet photographed the aurora from the International Space Station on August 20, 2021. ESA/NASA-T. Pesquet French astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured a beautiful aurora from the International Space Station. The stunning photo shows green ribbons over the planet, lit up by the full moon. Astronauts see the polar lights regularly, but this one was especially breathtaking. See more stories on Insider's business page. Astronauts on the International S...
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South Australian eagle fossil identified as one of the oldest raptor species in the world

The 25m-year-old fossil reveals ancient eagle had features unlike any seen among modern hawks and eaglesA 25m-year-old eagle fossil discovered on a remote outback cattle station in South Australia has been identified as one of the oldest raptor species in the world.Palaeontologists discovered the eagle fossil on the shore of a dry lake known as Lake Pinpa in 2016, and have since identified it as a new species, Archaehierax sylvestris, in a study published in the journal Historical Biology. Conti...
Tags: Science, Animals, Australia news, Birds, South Australia, Fossils, Lake Pinpa, Historical Biology Continue


4 charts show why Moderna vaccine recipients may not need boosters as much as people who got Pfizer's vaccine

Vials of the Pfizer (left) and Moderna (right) COVID-19 vaccines. Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images Millions of adults across the US are now eligible for booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine. Federal authorities are still waiting for more data on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson before recommending a boost to those vaccines. 4 new charts suggest it's possible that the protection Moderna's vaccine offers may be longer-lasting than both Pfizer and J&J. See more stories on Insider'...
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4 charts show why Moderna vaccine recipients may not need boosters as much people who got Pfizer's vaccine

Vials of the Pfizer (left) and Moderna (right) COVID-19 vaccines. Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images Millions of adults across the US are now eligible for booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine. Federal authorities are still waiting for more data on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson before recommending a boost to those vaccines. 4 new charts suggest it's possible that the protection Moderna's vaccine offers may be longer-lasting than both Pfizer and J&J. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Features, Delta, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, J J, Baylor College of Medicine, VA Hospital, Moderna, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck


Women tucked into bathtub waterbeds for five days in spaceflight study

At France's Medes Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology, 20 women are currently tucked into strange bathtub-like waterbeds as part of a study on how spaceflight might specifically impact females. Each volunteer is wrapped in a waterproof sheet up to their chest and then lowered into a large bathtub. — Read the rest
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CDC director says US hospitals are 'filled with unvaccinated people' and warns that some are running out of ventilators and beds

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifying before the Senate on July 20. J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/via Getty Images Healthcare systems in some parts of the US are in "dire straits," the CDC's Rochelle Walensky said. "Our hospitals are filled with unvaccinated people," she told CBS. Staffers are having to make tough decisions about who gets ventilators and ICU beds, Walensky said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Healthca...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Montana, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Kaiser Health News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, CBS s Face the Nation, Scott Applewhite, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


German election: Greens poised to join government of Europe's biggest economy after voters reject Merkel's party

Olaf Scholz, chancellor candidate for the SPD, September 27 in Berlin, Germany. Florian Gaertner/Photothek/Getty Images Germany's green party is likely to be a part of the next coalition leading the country. Preliminary results put them in a strong position to push its anti-climate-change policies. Either the leading SPD or the incumbent CDU could seek a coalition with the Greens. See more stories on Insider's business page. Germany's green party could soon be part of the gov...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Politics, Science, Climate Change, Germany, Angela Merkel, Politico, Russia, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Merkel, Green Party, Xinjiang, Election


A Danish man found buried treasure from the Iron Age using a metal detector, just hours after turning it on for the first time

Gold medallions, coins, and jewelry comprise an Iron Age hoard that a rookie metal detectorist recently discovered in Denmark. Conservation Center Vejle A man discovered 1,500-year-old buried treasure in Denmark using a metal detector. It contained gold medallions, coins, and jewelry - one of the largest hoards ever found in the country. An Iron Age chieftain may have buried the gold to appease the gods after a volcano eruption. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ole Ginnerup...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Gold, Cnn, Archaeology, Denmark, Vikings, Jutland, Treasure, Roman, Odin, Constantine, Ravn, Metal Detector, Aylin Woodward


A pack of usually-placid river otters started attacking people in Alaska, and nobody understands why

A North American River Otter in a file photo. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images Anchorage, Alaska, is home to a population of river otters, which are usually peaceful. But three attacks, two of which involved people, have been reported in the past month. There is no obvious reason that the otters would want to attack people. See more stories on Insider's business page. River otters are usually peaceful animals - but a spate of attacks in Anchorage, Alaska, has put local ...
Tags: Science, Game, Otters, Trends, Animal, Alaska, News UK, Animal Behavior, Iucn, Anchorage Daily News, Department, Anchorage Alaska, Alaska Department of Fish, Washington Post Getty Images, Katherine Frey, Dave Battle


The WHO is restarting its investigation into whether COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, report says

The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The WHO is amassing a new team to investigate the coronavirus origins in China, the WSJ reported. One of its first tasks is to establish whether COVID-19 leaked from a lab, the report said. A previous WHO team was unable to reach a conclusion on that theory. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Health Organization is restarting its investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus in China, T...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, US Army, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, WSJ, State, Antony Blinken, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


Aurora Conducts Steamy Science in Lingerie

With a cosplay set that is certain to have men and women alike pursuing science, the lovely Aurora takes to the lab in a coat that conceals an outfit more suited to the physical sciences and biology. Perhaps it is an experiment gone awry, or she finds the art of science particularly arousing, but she […]
Tags: Science, China, International, Anime, Cosplay, Lingerie, Aurora, Oppai, Oshiri, Pantsu, Image Gallery



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