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The amount of coastal water that can harbor harmful Vibrio bacteria has spiked 56%. One species is flesh-eating.

Dead menhaden fish float in the Navesink River in New Jersey on April 2, 2021. The state's Department of Environmental Protection said a species of Vibrio bacteria is likely responsible. Wayne Parry/AP Rising sea temperatures are leading the habitat for Vibrio bacteria - which lives in warm, brackish water - to expand. The portion of coastlines in which Vibrio bacteria can thrive has risen 56% since the 1980s. It's one of many ways climate change is worsening human health. The amo...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Cdc, Scotland, Environment, US, Trends, Public Health, Canada, New Jersey, United Nations, Associated Press, Infectious Disease, Pacific Northwest, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Social media’s ‘queer tax’ is exhausting, unfair, and unavoidable

A colleague recently sought my advice on covering a queer-related tech topic and I’m not ashamed to admit I advised them against it. I’m queer. I made the decision to come out in my professional life after a lot of consideration and long discussions with my family. In the time since, I’ve learned that millions of people who’ve never met me hate me. They despise me for existing. They think I should go away, shut up, and stop being who I am. I offend them. That’s not something I experienced before...
Tags: Startups, Science, Opinion, Social Media, Tech, Neural, Next Featured


An amateur diver found a 3-foot sword off the Israeli coast - and filmed his discovery. It dates back to the Crusades.

A sword that likely belonged to a Crusader lays on the beach in Caesarea, Israel on October 16, 2021. Ronen Zvulun/Reuters A scuba diver found a 900-year-old sword and ancient anchors off Israel's Carmel coast last week. The iron sword is 3 feet long and weighs 11 pounds. It likely belonged to a knight from the Crusades. The diver was wearing a GoPro camera, and Israeli authorities released video of his discovery. Shlomi Katzin didn't expect anything out-of-the-ordinary during his...
Tags: England, Science, News, Israel, Jerusalem, Trends, Middle East, Archaeology, Richard, Mediterranean, Reuters, Treasure, Diver, Carmel, Constantinople, Ronen Zvulun


The FDA just authorized booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and is letting users mix and match shots

An employee of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Moderna and J&J vaccines on Wednesday. The agency also authorized people to get different vaccine brand as a booster shot. J&J recipients can get a booster after two months. Moderna recipients should wait six months. The Food and Drug Administration authorized on Wednesday booster shots for Moderna's and Johnson &...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, Johnson Johnson, Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, The Food and Drug Administration


Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America exactly 1,000 years ago

Analysis of wood from timber-framed buildings in Newfoundland shows Norse-built settlement 471 years before ColumbusLong before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the northern tip of Canada’s island of Newfoundland, evidence that the Vikings had reached the New World first.But precisely when the Vikings journeyed to establish the L’Anse aux Meadows settlement had remained unclear – until now. Continue read...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Canada, Atlantic, Newfoundland, Archaeology, North America, Columbus, Vikings, L'Anse aux Meadows


The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week, but a Hunter's Moon will make shooting stars harder to spot

A stargazer waits to watch a meteor shower in Ontario, Canada, August 12, 2015. The Orionids meteor shower peaks late Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Up to 20 shooting stars per hour will streak across the sky, but a full moon will make it hard to see them. The Orionids happen annually when Earth travels through debris left by Halley's Comet. NASA calls the annual Orionids meteor shower one of the most beautiful of the year, due to the many speedy meteors that move a...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Eta, Shooting Star, Hunter, Northern Hemisphere, Malaga Spain, Halley, Ontario Canada, Betelgeuse


Why is it business as usual in England while Covid infections rise?

Analysis: a winter plan has been set out but implementing it could be hampered by political squeamishnessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 20 months into the Covid pandemic and with a tough winter looming, the public could be excused for having a distinct sense of deja vu.Infection rates are rising sharply, scientists and senior NHS figures are sounding the alarm – but the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, was touring the broadcast studios on Wednesday morni...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, NHS, Sajid Javid, Kwasi Kwarteng, Coronavirus


Pfizer's vaccine cuts the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization in teens by 93% in a CDC analysis

A boy receives the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Tegucigalpa, on September 25, 2021, during a vaccination programme for teens aged 12 to 15 ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer's vaccine strongly protects teens against severe COVID-19 after two doses, CDC data suggests. 97% of US teens hospitalized with COVID-19 were unvaccinated in the cases the CDC studied. Vaccines were "imperative" to reduce severe COVID-19 among young peopl...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Teen, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccine, TEGUCIGALPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, ORLANDO SIERRA, Coronavirus


The CDC says it's identified a new Delta-related coronavirus variant in the US, and officials are monitoring it closely

Courtesy of Helix A new coronavirus variant, called AY.4.2, is being closely monitored by scientists around the world. AY.4.2 is a descendant of the Delta variant. It has been found "on occasion" in the US, the CDC said. It's not clear yet whether AY.4.2 is actually more transmissible than Delta, or if it has just had some good luck in the UK. A new coronavirus descendant related to Delta, called AY.4.2, is being closely monitored by scientists in the US, UK, and Israel.AY.4.2 is st...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, Delta, Denmark, US UK, Scott Gottlieb, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention It, Wellcome Sanger Institute


A cancer survivor carried the coronavirus for almost a year in the world's longest-ever active COVID-19 case

A woman receives a COVID-19 booster shot in Miami. Not related to this story. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky A 47-year-old woman carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days, a new case study found. She was immunocompromised following a blood cancer treatment three years prior, per the study. This is the longest ever documented active case of COVID-19, the study authors said. A cancer survivor was found to have carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days in the longest ever documented case of ...
Tags: Science, Cancer, US, Trends, Immune System, News UK, Miami, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland, Science News, Lynne Sladky, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot


Did we discover a new force of nature? New results from CERN

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) sparked worldwide excitement in March as particle physicists reported tantalizing evidence for new physics – potentially a new force of nature. Now, our new result, yet to be peer-reviewed, from Cern’s gargantuan particle collider seems to be adding further support to the idea. Our current best theory of particles and forces is known as the standard model, which describes everything we know about the physical stuff that makes up the world around us with unerring a...
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Jane Goodall on fires, floods, frugality and the good fight: ‘People have to change from within’

The climate emergency has been a wakeup call to everyone, and the primatologist and environmentalist is working as hard as ever to defeat it. She discusses horror, hope and heroism in her late 80sIn Jane Goodall’s new book, there is a vivid description of her “deep bond” with a beech tree in the garden of her childhood home in Bournemouth. She would climb into its branches to read, hauling books and her homework up in a basket, and persuaded her grandmother to bequeath her the tree, named just B...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Bournemouth, Brussels, Primatology, Environmental Activism, Judy, Jane Goodall, Goodall



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