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Some people hear sounds when viewing the northern lights. An expert explains why that's possible.

The northern lights (aurora borealis) in Iceland. Ingólfur Bjargmundsson/Getty Images Some people, including Arctic explorers, have reported hearing sounds when viewing the northern lights. An expert explains what could cause those rustling noises: One theory suggests they come from electrically charged particles crackling in Earth's atmosphere. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: Do the fantastic green and crim...
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Meet the bold and brilliant Latinos of NASA

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we rounded up this list of the most bold and brilliant Latinos at NASA, both past and present
Tags: Space, Science, Trends, Nasa, Features, Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month 2021


COVID-19 could get easier to treat soon: A handful of pills, inhalers, and nasal sprays are showing promise

A man holds a capsule. Photographer, Basak Gurbuz Derman/Getty Images Treating COVID-19 could become much simpler in the near future. The next generation of treatments could come in the form of pills, nasal sprays, or inhalers. The most promising candidates are antiviral pills being developed by pharma giants Merck, Pfizer, and Roche. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 could get a lot easier to treat in the near future.Thus far, doctors have relied on expensive, inv...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Merck, Spain, Pills, Fda, Pfizer, Antiviral, Inhaler, Roche, Food and Drug Administration FDA, David Ramos Getty


The WHO approved the world's first malaria vaccine and said it could save tens of thousands of lives each year

In this file photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, health officials prepare to vaccine residents of the Malawi village of Tomali, where young children become test subjects for the world's first vaccine against malaria. AP Photo/Jerome Delay The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended the "world's first" malaria vaccine. The approval is based on results from an ongoing campaign in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. Malaria kills about 400,000 people a year, nearly all of them livi...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Malawi, Malaria, Saharan Africa, Ghana Kenya, Jake Epstein, Breaking, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Speed desk


Henrietta Lacks' heirs are suing a drug company that profited off her cancer cells that were taken without her consent

Henrietta Lacks. Reuters Henrietta Lacks' estate is suing the drug company that has been profiting off of the woman's cancer cells, according to The Guardian. The lawsuit asks for the full amount of profits from the cells as well as permission from the estate to use the cells in the future. The cells have been used in a number of medical breakthroughs such as the polio vaccine and DNA gene mapping. See more stories on Insider's business page. Henrietta Lacks' heirs sued ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, Guardian, Johns Hopkins, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Henrietta Lacks, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Speed desk, Henrietta Lacks Reuters Henrietta Lacks, Estate of Henrietta Lacks The Guardian


A Hollywood homeless person calls out an anti-vaxxer for their stupidity

A Hollywood homeless person could not leave the "…you dumb f*ck" out of their response to this anti-vaxxer. Hollywood Blvd, Saturday, 11:22 AM:ANTI-VAXX PROTESTER: Do you see all of these homeless people around. Are they dead in the street with COVID? — Read the rest
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Biology nerds have made proteins play Chopin-esque tunes

With the right computer program, proteins become pleasant music. There are many surprising analogies between proteins, the basic building blocks of life, and musical notation. These analogies can be used not only to help advance research but also to make the complexity of proteins accessible to the public. We’re computational biologists who believe that hearing the sound of life at the molecular level could help inspire people to learn more about biology and the computational sciences. While cre...
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'COVID toe,' a painful condition that looks like frostbite, could be a side effect of the body's desperation to beat the virus, study says

An example of "COVID toe" seen on April 3, 2020. Dr. Amy Paller/Northwestern University via AP Lesions on the toes that make them look frostbitten have been reported after COVID-19. A study of so-called COVID toe found it could come from the immune system overreacting The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggests COVID-19 caused the lesions. See more stories on Insider's business page. A study into the phenomenon called "COVID toe," skin lesions that appear after catch...
Tags: Science, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Paris, News UK, American Academy of Dermatology, British Skin Foundation, British Journal of Dermatology, Yeji Jesse Lee, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Amy Paller Northwestern University, AP Lesions, Saint Louis Hospital Paris France


Pair win Nobel prize in chemistry for work on organic catalysts

Benjamin List and David MacMillan’s work has paved way for new classes of small molecule drugsA pair of scientists have won the 2021 Nobel prize in chemistry for their work on organic catalysts that has paved the way for entirely new classes of small molecule drugs.The winners, Benjamin List and David MacMillan, will share the award, presented by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and worth 10m Swedish kronor (£870,000). Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Science, Chemistry, Culture, Awards and prizes, Nobel Prize In Literature, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, David MacMillan, Benjamin List


People are developing diabetes after COVID-19. It might be because the virus messing with insulin-producing cells, new research suggests.

A person having their blood sugar level checked. Oscar Lopera Martos / EyeEm / Getty Images Some COVID-19 patients have been developing symptoms of diabetes after infection. This has scientists asking if COVID-19 could trigger diabetes. Early findings suggest that the coronavirus could be prompting the pancreas to self-destruct. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus could be harming vital cells in the pancreas and leaving people with diabetes, according to new r...
Tags: Science, London, US, Trends, Diabetes, News UK, Reuters, San Francisco California, Chen, King s College, Rubino, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Francesco Rubino


‘Covid toe’ may be side-effect of immune response, says study

Chilblain-like inflammation causes redness on hands and feet and can last for monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe skin condition known as Covid toe may be a side-effect of the immune system’s response to fighting off the virus, according to a study.The symptom results in chilblain-like inflammation and redness on the hands and feet, with the condition sometimes lasting for months at a time. It typically develops within a week to four weeks of being infected and ...
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