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Blue Origin employees say they wouldn't feel safe riding the company's rockets, and it's 'lucky' nothing has happened

Jeff Bezos (left) launched aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right) in July. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Twenty-one Blue Origin employees published a whistle-blowing open letter on Thursday. Some employees said they wouldn't ride a Blue Origin rocket due to safety concerns. One said it's "lucky" nothing has happened. No federal agency regulates passenger safety on private spaceflights. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a scalding open letter...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Faa, United Launch Alliance, Rocket Launch, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Flu and Covid jabs safe to be given at same time, study finds

Clinical trial on joint flu, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations reported only mild to moderate side-effectsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlu jabs are safe to give at the same time as the Pfizer or AstraZeneca Covid vaccines, according to the first clinical trial to investigate co-administering the shots in a single appointment.While some people experienced more side-effects with certain combinations of flu and Covid shots, the ailments were mainly mild to moderate,...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus


A man developed 'restless anal syndrome' weeks after recovering from a mild case of COVID-19

Crystal Cox/Business Insider A 77-year-old man developed a pain deep in his anus weeks after having COVID-19. He had never experienced the restless discomfort before, and it didn't improve after bowel movements. Doctors told him it was an anal variant of restless leg syndrome, which has been linked to COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Japan developed "deep anal discomfort" several weeks after he recovered from COVID-19, according to a recent case repo...
Tags: Japan, Science, Trends, Bmc, Coronavirus, COVID, Restless Leg Syndrome, Andrea Michelson, Long-haulers, Crystal Cox Business Insider A, Tokyo University Hospital


How a group with right-wing ties duped tens of thousands of Americans into buying COVID-19 drugs that don't work

Ivermectin is packaged in a plunger, designed to force the paste into a horse's mouth. Hollis Johnson/INSIDER America's Frontline Doctors, a group with right-wing ties, has been promoting fake COVID-19 treatments. It has referred people to a telemedicine site to procure those treatments for a fee. Its patients may have spent $6.7 million for medical advice and $8.5 million for prescriptions, The Intercept reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. For more than a ye...
Tags: Science, News, Supreme Court, California, Drugs, New York City, US, America, Trends, Gold, Washington Dc, Arizona, Delta, Fda, Medications, New York University


‘You can’t sue your way to the moon’: Elon Musk intensifies Bezos space feud

SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa, took a jab at Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin for suing when it lost out on dealElon Musk intensified the feud over lawsuits and rocket sizes with space rival Jeff Bezos this week, kicking off the latest round in the billionaire battle over humanity’s return to the moon.The SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa to build the next-generation spacecraft to take astronauts to the moon’s surface for the first time since 1972, took a jab...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, World news, US news, Nasa, Moon, Jeff Bezos, Bezos


Russia is launching the first film crew to the space station on Tuesday - beating NASA and Tom Cruise

Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko attend a training session for their expedition to the International Space Station, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, September 19, 2021. Russia plans to launch actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko to the space station on Tuesday. The duo will spend 10 days filming the first feature-length movie in space, with cosmonauts' help. NASA has been planning to film Tom Cruise on the ISS, b...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Movies, News, Film, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, New York Times, Richard Branson, Kazakhstan, Jeff Bezos, Times


A dramatic new sculpture of a drowning girl in a Spanish river hints at a dark future. It's titled, 'Tomorrow.'

A fiberglass sculpture titled "Bihar" ("Tomorrow" in Basque), by Mexican artist Ruben Orozco, is submerged in the Nervion River in Bilbao, Spain, September 27, 2021. REUTERS/Vincent West A sculpture of a drowning girl in Spain hints at the threat climate change poses to young people. The 3.5-ton sculpture was quietly installed without warning last week. Babies born in 2020 will see up to seven times more extreme climate events than their grandparents. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Mexico, Environment, Trends, Ipcc, Spain, Extreme Weather, Reuters, Erin Schumaker, Bilbao, Bihar, Bilbao Spain, UN s Intergovernmental Panel, Kutxabank


A COVID-19 pill could soon fill a gap in our pandemic response that vaccines can’t overcome

Irene Jiang/Business Insider Companies are racing to develop a pill that can treat COVID-19. Drugmakers like Pfizer and Merck expect results on their oral-antiviral programs before year-end. An effective, easy-to-take treatment could play a big role alongside vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. Another COVID-19 breakthrough could be just weeks away, but this time with pills instead of shots. Three of the largest drugmakers - Merck, Pfizer, and Roche - are anticipati...
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Gibraltar Falls

Anyone who's read a bunch of Poul Anderson's "Time Patrol" stories (there's an omnibus collection, by the way) will remember the setting of "Gibraltar Falls". Apparently there are some new discoveries of sediments left from both the ancient salt flats and the flood that covered them. "The serene turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea hide a sharp-tasting secret: a layer of salt up to two miles thick, lurking deep underneath the basin. The ghostly white minerals are one of the few traces of ...
Tags: Books, Science, Guns, Spain, History, Gibraltar, North America, SF, Mediterranean, Anderson, Tam, Amazon River, Mediterranean Sea, Sahara, Roman Empire, Poul Anderson


Anti-vaxxers outside the US still have channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers despite YouTube's ban

Anti-vaccine and coronavirus skeptic protesters march to the Kosmos events venue where the World Health Summit was originally scheduled to take place on October 25, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images YouTube announced a blanket ban on anti-vaccine misinformation, and took down some big accounts. But, analysts and reporters noted, many anti-vaccine influencers are still active on the site. Platforms have been criticized for a piecemeal and often US-centric approach to enforci...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, Youtube, Berlin, US, Trends, News UK, Biden, The Washington Post, Ahmed, Christiane Northrup, Kosmos, Tom Porter, Brogan, Northrup


Americans who aren't eligible for a COVID-19 booster are getting the shot no questions asked in pharmacies and doctors' offices

Debbie Bonnett administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans on August 14, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Americans who aren't eligible for a booster shot are getting it without proof of eligibility. Pharmacies and doctors' offices aren't asking questions, the Wall Street Journal reported. President Joe Biden on Friday said about 60 million Americans are eligible for a booster shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americ...
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I just got the Pfizer booster shot at Walgreens - I felt a sense of urgency to do it since I can't socially distance at my job

Sagar Tolani is a math teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sagar Tolani Sagar Tolani is a 36-year-old high school math teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He got a Pfizer booster vaccine shot on Monday, September 27 at a local Walgreens. The side effects worse than his second shot, but not as bad as the first, he told freelance writer Sarah Prager. See more stories on Insider's business page. This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Sagar Tolani, a math teacher from ...
Tags: Science, News, Milwaukee, Trends, Walgreens, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Nordic, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Vaccine Side Effects, COVID, BI-freelancer, Sarah Prager, Laura Casado, Contributor 2021


Drug-resistant infections in the US have risen sharply during the pandemic, and experts warn it's getting worse as COVID patients overwhelm hospital resources

COD Newsroom Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have posed a threat for many years, especially in hospitals. A CDC study found that such infections increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drug resistance poses a threat to modern healthcare, especially for vulnerable COVID patients in hospital. See more stories on Insider's business page. The overuse of antibiotics has led to a rise in drug-resistant bacteria over time. These "superbugs" pose an especially dire threat in hospitals, where an...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Superbug, Antibiotic Resistance, Mrsa, Boucher, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tufts University School of Medicine, Helen Boucher, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Andrea Michelson


Open letter from former and current Blue Origin employees accuses Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin / Getty Images An open letter says former and current Blue Origin employees believe the company sacrificed safety. A former Blue Origin communications head said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture. Blue Origin said it'd investigate the harassment claims but didn't comment on the safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter written by a group describing itself as 21 former and cur...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Open letter from '21 former and current' Blue Origin employees accuses Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin / Getty Images An open letter says a group of former and current Blue Origin employees believe the company sacrificed safety. A former Blue Origins communications head said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture. Blue Origin said it'd investigate the harassment claims but didn't comment on the safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter written by a group describing itself as "21 f...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


21 current and former Blue Origin employees accuse Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images Blue Origin sacrificed safety to compete with other billionaires, 21 current and former employees allege. The employees said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture at the company. Blue Origin told CBS it doesn't tolerate harassment at the company and would investigate, but did not comment on safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of current and former Blue Origin employees accu...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Several current and former Blue Origin employees have accused the company of sacrificing safety in order to win the space race

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images Blue Origin sacrificed safety to compete with other billionaires, current and former employees said. The former head of Blue Origin Employee Communications and 20 others made the statement. They said "making progress for Jeff" Bezos "seemed to take precedence over safety concerns." See more stories on Insider's business page. Current and former employees of Blue Origin accused the company of sacrificing safety in order to wi...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, News UK, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Tech Insider, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Blue Origin Blue Origin Getty Images Blue Origin, Blue Origin Employee Communications, Jeff Bezos Alexandra Abrams


A Texas man who said he didn't get vaccinated out of 'stupidity' had both his legs amputated after COVID-19 turned his feet black

A person measures a dose of COVID-19 vaccine on May 14 in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy. Emanuele Cremaschi / Contributor/Getty Images A Texas man ended up with both legs amputated after getting COVID-19 which led to sepsis. Pepe Forina, 56, had pre-existing vascular problems that made him vulnerable to complications. Forino said "stupidity" kept him from getting the vaccine and warned others to learn from him. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who survived COVID-19...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, News UK, Patient, Vallejo, Noticias, Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Marianne Guenot, Pepe Forina, Forino, Forina, Edinburg Texas Forina, KGRV Forina



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