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Trump-backed Republican, eyeing bid for Pennsylvania governor's office, falsely suggests COVID-19 vaccines are not true vaccines

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin. Julio Cortez/Associated Press Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano was first elected in a 2019 special election. His 33rd state senate district is located in the south-central part of the state. He was reelected in 2020 with 68.6% of the vote. He says Pennsylvania's election that year was fraudulent. A Pennsylvania Republican who tried to block his state's votes from being counted in the 2020 election held a fundraiser at a chur...
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Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for longest mission

The Shenzhou-13 vessel docked at its space station to kick off a record-setting six-month stayThree astronauts successfully docked with China’s new space station, state media said, on what is set to be Beijing’s longest crewed mission to date and the latest landmark in its drive to become a major space power.The three blasted off shortly after midnight on Saturday (1600 GMT) from the Jiuquan launch centre in northwestern China’s Gobi desert, state-run news agency Xinhua said, with the team expec...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xinhua, Gobi, Shenzhou


J&J boosters are on the horizon for everyone who got that shot - regardless of age, job, or health

Unlike Pfizer and Moderna's booster shot applications, which the FDA authorized only for certain groups, J&J's extra dose will be available to anyone who received the first shot once it's authorized. Brendan McDermid/Reuters An FDA expert panel on Friday unanimously recommended the authorization of a J&J booster shot. If approved, the booster will be available to anyone who received the J&J shot. J&J recipients had felt in the dark and ignored by public-heath authorities for mo...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Erin Schumaker, Johnson & Johnson


A Russian spacecraft pushed the space station out of position and sent astronauts into emergency mode - again

A Soyuz spaceship carrying a Russian film crew and a cosmonaut approaches the International Space Station, October 5, 2021. NASA A Russian spaceship fired its thrusters and briefly pushed the International Space Station out of position on Friday morning. NASA told its astronauts to follow emergency procedures, according to The New York Times. A Russian film crew is on the ISS and scheduled to take the errant spaceship back to Earth on Sunday. A Russian spacecraft pushed the International S...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, New York Times, Moscow, Spaceships, The New York Times, Houston, Astronauts, Times, Iss


Watch NASA launch a spacecraft to explore ancient asteroids that lead and trail Jupiter around the sun

An illustration showing the Lucy spacecraft passing one of the Trojan Asteroids near Jupiter. Southwest Research Institute On Saturday, NASA launches its Lucy probe to the Trojan asteroids that orbit the sun with Jupiter. The Trojans are like fossils, unchanged since the solar system was born 4.6 billion years ago. Lucy aims to visit eight different asteroids - a record number of encounters. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is about to launch an ambitious mission to e...
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CDC data confirms J&J is the worst-performing COVID-19 vaccine in the US - but being unvaccinated is far more dangerous

Johnson & Johnson's one shot COVID-19 vaccine isn't performing as well as two shot mRNA vaccines. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC has released data breaking down COVID-19 cases and deaths by vaccination status, as well as vaccine brand. The data shows "firstly, the vaccines work," an independent immunologist said. But it also suggests that Moderna's vaccine has an edge, and J&J's probably needs a boost. Two COVID-19 shots work better than on...
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‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum

Archaeologists find remains of fugitive during first dig at site near Pompeii in almost three decadesThe partially mutilated remains of a man buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town close to Pompeii, have been discovered in what Italy’s culture minister described as a “sensational” find.Archaeologists said the man, believed to have been aged between 40 and 45, was killed just steps away from the sea as he tried to flee the eruption. Continue reading.....
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Italy, Volcanoes, Archaeology, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum


A Johnson & Johnson booster shot just got closer to reality, as the FDA's expert panel unanimously supports an extra dose

A vial of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Eduardo Sanz/Europa Press via Getty Images After an afternoon of debate, an FDA panel voted Friday in favor of authorizing J&J's COVID-19 booster shot. The FDA has the final say in reviewing J&J's application to give an extra dose. A new study suggested Moderna's or Pfizer's vaccine also work as a booster for J&J recipients. The Food and Drug Administration's expert panel voted Friday in support of Johnson & Johnson&#...
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Here's what it was like to get one Covid shot in Nigeria, where less than 3% are vaccinated, and a second in the UK, where people are already getting access to booster shots

The author, Paul Adepoju (left), got his first Covid vaccine shot in Nigeria. The center was so crowded that there was no room to sit down. Paul Adepoju In Nigeria, less than 3% of the population has gotten the Covid vaccine. In the UK, 68% of people are fully vaccinated. Life is returning to normal in both places - but in Nigeria, most people must make do without the vaccine. There's a growing push to speed up vaccine access in poor countries. I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot in...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Nigeria, Africa, America, Trends, Cnn, National Health Service, Patents, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, World Bank


William Shatner pushes back at Prince William after space trip, saying he has 'the wrong idea' about spaceflight

Blue Origin Prince William said people partaking in space tourism should focus on fixing problems on Earth first. William Shatner said the royal has "got the wrong idea" and defended space travel. The Star Trek actor went to the edge of space on Wednesday morning in a Blue Origin rocket. Star Trek actor William Shatner pushed back at Prince William over his recent comments about space tourism, saying the British royal has "got the wrong idea" about space travel.In an interview this week,...
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7 studies ivermectin fans cite to say the drug works against COVID-19, and why they're flawed

Ivermectin tablets are commonly prescribed for deworming in countries including India and Brazil. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Ivermectin is good at killing parasites, but it's still not clear it can do much for COVID-19. Some of the most popular studies people use to tout its benefits against the coronavirus are deeply flawed. Better answers are on the way. Ivermectin has revolutionized our ability to kill parasites, and it is widely available around the wo...
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Don't assume that a runny nose, headache, or sore throat is just a cold - get a COVID-19 test to avoid spreading the coronavirus, experts say

Luis Mostacero receives a Covid-19 test from testing technician Jamie Kunzer at Doctors Test Centers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service/Getty Images A runny nose, headache, or sore throat could be symptoms of either COVID-19 or a bad cold. Experts said it's tough to know the difference between the two from symptoms alone - so don't self-diagnose. If you have respiratory symptoms, stay at h...
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The most common side effects to expect after your Moderna booster: headache, fatigue, and pain at the injection site

A Palestinian medic displays a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File An expert FDA panel recommended to OK Moderna's booster shot for certain high-risk groups. The vaccine-maker is applying to use a half-strength dose for the booster. Side effects were similar to the second dose: headache, fatigue, and injection site pain. A booster shot of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine has similar side effects to what people experienced after the second dose.The Food a...
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Why Britons are tolerating sky-high Covid rates – and why this may not last

Analysis: as Covid cases reach 40,000 a day, scientists think normalisation is partly to blame for the lack of public reactionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s one of the conundrums of the current phase of the Covid pandemic; the UK has among the highest number of infections across the world and a death toll that continues to steadily climb, yet the national mood seems sanguine. So is this down to British stoicism, a Keep Calm and Carry on mentality?Not according t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


A half-mile installation just took 20,000 pounds of plastic out of the Pacific - proof that ocean garbage can be cleaned

An offshore Ocean Cleanup crew visits the new device in the ocean. The Ocean Cleanup The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization, aims to rid the world's oceans of plastic. The group recently debuted a new device that collected 20,000 pounds from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But some scientists worry the device still isn't effective or environmentally friendly enough. It's been nearly a decade since Boyan Slat announced at age 18 that he had a plan to rid the world's oc...
Tags: Science, News, California, Trends, Hawaii, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Trash, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Boyan Slat, Ocean Cleanup, Reuters, Plastic Pollution, Jenny, Center for American Progress, The Ocean Cleanup


A criminology professor was charged with wildfire arson in California. The crime is far more common than you think.

A firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway, also known as state Highway 118, in Simi Valley, California in 2018. AP/Ringo H.W. Chiu Gary Maynard, a criminology professor, was recently charged with willfully setting fire to US-owned land. In California, 9% of wildfires are caused by arson, officials say. Arson is becoming a more dangerous crime as rising temperatures lead to larger, more devastating fires. The strange case of a former criminology professor charged with set...
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Survey finds 22% of scientists who do media interviews about COVID get violent threats

Nature surveyed 300 scientists who've done media interviews about COVID. The results had some surprisingly positive notes — 85% said "their experiences of engaging with the media were always or mostly positive, even if they were harassed afterwards". But as you might expect, a significant chunk described some ghastly abuse. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Harassment, Science, News, COVID-19


43,000 people may have been wrongly told their COVID-19 test was negative because of a lab error in England

A medical staff member wearing PPE of gloves, eye protection, a face mask and an apron, tests an NHS worker for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Wolverhampton, central England on April 07, 2020. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images COVID-19 testing at the Immensa Health Clinic lab in central England has been suspended. About 43,000 people may have received a false negative test result because of an error at the lab. The UK Health Security Agency said that it was an "isolated incident." About 43,00...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, News, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, Test, Wolverhampton, National Health Service NHS, Paul Ellis, Coronavirus, COVID, Catherine Schuster Bruce, UK Health Security Agency



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