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Amazon prominently touts work by anti-vaxxers and COVID conspiracy theorists, even after other platforms cut them off

A sample of four books on the first page of a search for "COVID" on Amazon.com's bookstore. Amazon/Insider Anti-vaxx and COVID-19 conspiracist books loom large in Amazon search rankings. As social media companies increasingly shun anti-vaxxer material, Amazon has done little. Experts and campaigners told Insider this is having a real-world impact on people's health. See more stories on Insider's business page. Books pushing COVID-19 and anti-vaxxer misinformation are displayed...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Publishing, Science, Technology, Media, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Canada, New York Times, News UK, Ahmed, Adam Smith, Democratic, Joseph Mercola


Dead fish and birds are washing up on the coast of Southern California after more than 125,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean

A fish swims amidst oil as a major oil spill washes ashore on the border of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach at the Santa Ana River Jetties Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Dead fish and birds are washing ashore along the southern California coast after an oil spill over the weekend. A pipeline breach located five miles from Huntington Beach spilled 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The oil could spell out ecological disaster as it ...
Tags: Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Oil Spill, Orange County, Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles Times, Ecosystems, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Foley, Coast Guard


Photos from California's oil spill show tarred shorelines, closed beaches, and fish and birds navigating rainbow oil slicks

A fish swims under oil slicks in the Talbert Channel after a major oil spill off the coast of California came ashore in Huntington Beach, October 3, 2021. An offshore pipeline has spilled 126,000 gallons of oil along Southern California's Orange County. The spill closed major surfing beaches, shut down six miles of fisheries, and coated birds in oil. Photos show tar washing up on beaches and oil slicks intruding on wetlands. See more stories on Insider's business page. An oil spi...
Tags: Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Long Beach, Associated Press, Oil Spill, Orange County, Pacific Ocean, Crude Oil, Beaches, Southern California, Carr, Huntington Beach


Anti-vaccine protesters knocked over a mobile COVID-19 testing site in Manhattan during a protest against NYC vaccine requirements

Protestors demonstrate against the mandate requiring teachers and staff to be vaccinated outside the Department of Education headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., October 4, 2021. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Anti-vaxxers knocked over a mobile COVID testing site in New York during a march against the city's vaccine mandate. As of Monday, all city workers, including teachers, were required to be vaccinated or be tested weekly. Mayor de Blasio said 95% of pub...
Tags: New York, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Ap, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Associated Press, New York Police Department, De Blasio, Department Of Education, Mayor de Blasio, New York City New York, Anti-vaccine


Natural bacteria could wipe out dengue-carrying mosquitoes, Australian research suggests

Populations of mosquitoes, which spread dengue fever, zika and other viruses, dropped by 80% after being infected with Wolbachia bacteriaGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingInfecting dengue-carrying mosquitoes with a strain of naturally occurring bacteria can drastically reduce their numbers, new Australian research has found.In a trial in three north Queensland communities, researchers dramatically suppressed the populations of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads dengue fe...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Queensland, Viruses, Insects, Zika Chikungunya


Natural bacteria could wipe out dengue-carrying mosquitos, Australian research suggests

Populations of mosquitos, which spread dengue fever, zika and other viruses, dropped by 80% after being infected with Wolbachia bacteriaGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingInfecting dengue-carrying mosquitoes with a strain of naturally occurring bacteria can drastically reduce their numbers, new Australian research has found.In a trial in three north Queensland communities, researchers dramatically suppressed the populations of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads dengue fev...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Queensland, Viruses, Insects, Zika Chikungunya


Watch Russia beat NASA and Tom Cruise to launch the first film crew to the space station on Tuesday

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 on 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,...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Movies, News, Film, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, New York Times, Richard Branson, Kazakhstan, Jeff Bezos, Times


Watch Russia launch the first film crew to the space station, ahead of NASA and Tom Cruise, on Tuesday

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 on 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,...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Movies, News, Film, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, New York Times, Richard Branson, Kazakhstan, Jeff Bezos, Times


90-year-old 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner will fly into space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin mission later this month

AP Photo/Steven Senne Blue Origin announced that William Shatner will be traveling on its next mission into space. Shatner said he is excited to see outer space after playing Captain Kirk for so many years. The actor will be joined by a Blue Origin executive, NASA engineer, and healthcare entrepreneur. See more stories on Insider's business page. After decades of playing Captain Kirk, William Shatner will be traveling to outer space for the first time.The Hollywood star, best known fo...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Bezos, Kirk, James T Kirk


Covid live: Kremlin pleads for people to get jab; EU regulator backs mRNA booster for those with weak immunity

Russia’s daily cases at highest levels since January; EMA says people with weakened immune systems should get Pfizer or Moderna boosterInside Missouri’s Covid culture wars‘We lost him’: how Covid tore one Sydney family apartBrazil shocked by photos revealing post-pandemic hunger crisisSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has not ruled out unemployment rising now the furlough scheme has ended. But he told Sky News this morning that the government is “throwing the kitche...
Tags: Travel, UK, Science, Russia, Eu, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Missouri, Sydney, Pfizer, Sky News, Kremlin, EMA, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, COVID


Woman successfully treated for depression with electrical brain implant

‘Stunning’ neuroscientific advance gives hope to those with mental illness not helped with drugsA woman with severe depression has been successfully treated with an experimental brain implant in a “stunning” advance that offers hope to those with intractable mental illness.The device works by detecting patterns of brain activity linked to depression and automatically interrupting them using tiny pulses of electrical stimulation delivered deep inside the brain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Medical Research


William Shatner confirms he will go into space on Blue Origin rocket

90-year-old actor who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek will become the oldest person to reach spaceWilliam Shatner, who played Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek, has confirmed that he will go to space this month at the age of 90, thereby becoming the oldest person ever to escape the confines of Earth.Shatner will take a seat on Blue Origin’s second launch from west Texas on 12 October, the space flight company owned by Jeff Bezos said. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, World news, US news, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Kirk, James T Kirk, West Texas, Shatner


Israel tightened its COVID vaccine pass to require a booster shot to get into most indoor venues

People eat at a restaurant in Jerusalem, on March 7, 2021, after Israel reopened restaurants, bars and cafes to vaccinated "green pass" holders. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images Israel plans to change its vaccine passports soon to require booster shots. Its "green pass" is due to become invalid if a booster shot is not taken within six months of the second dose. Isreal is the first country to add boosters to its vaccination certificates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Isra...
Tags: Science, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Trends, News UK, Fda, Vaccine, Booster, Isreal, Haaretz, Health Ministry, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, Andrew Dunn, Jack Guez, Coronavirus


Brazil's tragic ivermectin frenzy is a warning to the US, experts say

A supporter of President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds a large box of box of Ivermectin at Esplanada dos Ministérios on May 15, 2021 in Brasilia, Brazil. Andressa Anholete/Getty Images In Brazil, ivermectin is a commonly prescribed anti parasitic drug. Early on in the pandemic, Brazilians thought that ivermectin might also help treat and prevent COVID-19. But, as one ICU doctor put it: "We Brazilians had to learn in the hardest way that ivermectin didn't work." See more stories on In...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Merck, Public Health, Brazil, World Health Organization, Columbia University, Afp, Salvador, Sao Paulo Brazil, Manaus


Nobel prize in medicine awarded to US duo for work on sense of touch

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian share 10m-kronor prize for discovery of receptors for temperature and touchTwo US researchers have won the 2021 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for work that unlocked the secrets of the sense of touch.Prof David Julius, a physiologist at the University of California in San Francisco, and Prof Ardem Patapoutian, a neuroscientist at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California were honoured for their discovery of receptors in the skin that sense heat, cold and ...
Tags: Health, Science, US, San Francisco, World news, Nobel prizes, University Of California, Science prizes, La Jolla California, Scripps Research, David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian


Coronavirus live news: new rules for travel in England; New Zealand to phase out elimination strategy

England’s traffic light system for international travel replaced by one red list; Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ‘transition’ towards new policyInside Missouri’s Covid culture wars‘We lost him’: how Covid tore one Sydney family apartBrazil shocked by photos revealing post-pandemic hunger crisisMorning/afternoon/good evening wherever you are. Thanks for joining me for live updates on the coronavirus pandelic.The main developments in the past few hours are: Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Missouri, Sydney, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, COVID


Sicilian coffee dream a step closer as climate crisis upends farming

As temperatures rise, one family hopes to establish the world’s northernmost coffee plantationFor more than 30 years the Morettino family had been trying to produce their own coffee on a small piece of land in Sicily. And for 30 years they had failed.But last spring 66 seedlings produced about 30kg of coffee, in a development that could turn the Italian island into the northernmost coffee plantation in the world. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Environment, World news, Italy, Agriculture, Sicily, Climate Crisis, Morettino



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