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Tar balls are appearing on San Diego beaches, possibly linked to the pipeline breach in southern California

Container ships and an oil derrick line the horizon as environmental oil spill cleanup crews search the beach, cleaning up oil chucks from a major oil spill in Huntington Beach Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Lifeguards are seeing tar balls washing ashore San Diego beaches, according to local officials. Officials are testing the tar balls, but it is "very likely" linked to the Orange County oil spill. San Diego County will declare a state of eme...
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Don’t expect Jodie McVernon to reply – she knows she is doing the wrong thing

An important and detailed letter by Emma McArthur to Jodie McVernon: PDF.   For the attention of: Professor Jodie McVernon Doherty Institute and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute   Dear Professor McVernon In a press conference on 3 August 2021, you said you would like everyone ‘immunised tomorrow’ for Covid-19. Professor McVernon, please explain how people can be ‘immunised’ with […]
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NSW Covid vaccination verification app update still weeks away despite Monday reopening

Service NSW says pilot still has weeks to run in order to test connectivity and security between the app and the Australian Immunisation RegisterFollow the Australia Covid liveblogLess than 0.1% of NSW health staff have quit due to Covid vaccination mandatesNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingA government app update designed to verify the vaccination status of New South Wales residents...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, NSW, Vic, Victor Dominello, Coronavirus


Study finds Covid-19 pandemic worsened mental health around the world

Estimated 76m extra cases of anxiety and 53m extra cases of depression during pandemic, say researchersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCases of anxiety and depression around the world increased dramatically in 2020, researchers have found, with an estimated 76m extra cases of anxiety and 53m extra cases of major depressive disorder than would have been expected had Covid not struck.The study is the latest to suggest the pandemic has taken a serious toll on mental heal...
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Elon Musk says 'do not worry too much' about methane, the gas used in SpaceX rocket fuel that accounts for 20% of global greenhouse emissions

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk once again voiced his support for a carbon tax at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting. He said the policy "is really needed," and would benefit Tesla, but hurt ultimately SpaceX. Musk said "do not worry too much about methane," the gas responsible for 20% of greenhouse emissions. Elon Musk endorsed a carbon tax at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a position he's held since 2015, even though impl...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Climate Change, Trends, Global Warming, Tesla, Pollution, Epa, Mars, Biden, Methane, Musk


Sharri Markson’s book on Covid’s Wuhan lab leak theory raises more questions than it answers

Details are deficient, scientific analysis contentious and expert voices missing in Markson’s thesis about ‘what really happened’ in China, which establishes a crime scene around the Wuhan Institute of Virology With 4.55 million deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic so far, the hunt for its origins has turned into something akin to an inquest on a mass scale. Are we dealing essentially with a terrible accident, negligence or even something more sinister?The Australian journalist Sharri Markson’s con...
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A Colorado woman couldn't get a kidney transplant because she refused a COVID-19 vaccine - a policy at many hospitals

Dr. Matthew Cooper carries a kidney before a transplant at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC on June 28, 2016. Molly Riley/AP A Colorado woman was denied an organ transplant after refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the AP reported. Like many hospitals, Colorado's UCHealth prioritizes patients who are more likely to survive after surgery. Vaccinated people fall into that category, since they're well protected against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider'...
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Scientists discovered a 16-million-year-old fossilized tardigrade trapped in amber - a 'once-in-a-generation event'

An artist's depiction of the tardigrade species Paradoryphoribius chronocaribbeus, which was found fossilized in amber in the Dominican Republic. Art by Holly Sullivan Tardigrades are nearly indestructible organisms that have existed for at least 540 million years. But their tiny size makes finding fossilized tardigrades is hard. A new study describes a tardigrade fossil scientists found in amber from the Dominican Republic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tardigrade...
Tags: Science, News, Animals, Trends, Harvard University, New Jersey, Anthropology, Fossils, Dominican Republic, Antarctic, Tardigrades, Barden, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Manitoba Canada, Cedar Lake, Aylin Woodward


WHO approves the first malaria vaccine

Exciting vaccine news that's not about Covid: there's now a WHO-approved vaccine for malaria, a disease caused by a single-celled microorganism of the Plasmodium group— not a bacteria or virus. According to the NYT, this vaccine is "the first developed for any parasitic disease. — Read the rest
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Could the global Covid death toll be millions higher than thought?

A data journalist and economics student have joined forces to measure the real pandemic death toll – and the results are startlingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage For the past 18 months, hunkered down in his Tel-Aviv apartment, Ariel Karlinsky has scoured the web for data that could help him calculate the true death toll of Covid-19. Continue reading...
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Blue Origin is launching the TV star William Shatner on Tuesday, but employees say they wouldn't fly on that rocket

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Blue Origin plans to fly "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and others to the edge of space Tuesday. In a recent open letter, some Blue Origin employees said they wouldn't ride its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard's emergency systems should protect passengers, but the letter raised safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. After launching its own founder, Jeff Bezos, to...
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Blue Origin is launching TV star William Shatner on Tuesday, but employees say they wouldn't fly on that rocket

Jeff Bezos (left) and Blue Origin's the New Shepard rocket (right). Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Blue Origin plans to fly Star Trek's William Shatner and three others to the edge of space on Tuesday. In a recent open letter, some Blue Origin employees said they wouldn't ride its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard's emergency systems should protect passengers, but the letter raised safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. After launching its o...
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Top COVID-19 doctors and scientists privately asked the Biden administration to scrap its booster shot plan, report says

President Joe Biden receiving his second COVID-19 vaccine shot. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Health experts held a call with Biden officials last week warning against a widespread booster campaign, Politico reported. They said the shots should go to people most at risk of severe COVID-19, per the report. Biden's booster campaign has been mired in confusion, and the FDA and CDC have pushed back. A group of doctors and scientists is urging President Joe Biden...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Fda, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Demetrius Freeman, Getty Images Health, Coronavirus


Covid vaccine booster shots: why are third jabs needed and who in Australia is eligible?

Australia will offer vaccine booster doses to severely immunocompromised people after a recommendation from the regulatorSeverely immunocompromised Australians will be able to get Covid-19 vaccine boosters from Monday, after Australia’s vaccine regulatory body approved the jab for the vulnerable section of the community.In advice released on Friday, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) recommended the third vaccine dose for all people aged above 12 who either have cond...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Greg Hunt, Coronavirus, COVID



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