Confused about whether to get a booster? Health experts share what they're telling friends and family

Nurse Alix Zacharski, left, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot from Douglas Houghton, right, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on October 5, 2021. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The CDC recommends COVID-19 booster shots for some groups after six months. But some health experts say there's probably a longer list of people who could benefit from boosters. Four experts shared what they tell their own friends and family about whether to get boosters, and when. It's the question on many...
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NASA's Juno spacecraft flew above Jupiter's Great Red Spot and discovered that the vortex churns up to 310 miles deep

Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope on June 27, 2019. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) Jupiter's Great Red Spot may extend much deeper below the planet's clouds than scientists previously though. NASA's Juno probe flew past the vortex in 2019, and its data suggests the storm is up to 310 miles deep. Mysteriously, the jet streams surrounding the Great Red Spot are thousands...
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NASA wants to control the conversation around the search for ET

A team of US government scientists working with NASA recently published a science article outlining a new “framework” for reporting scientific findings in the search for extraterrestrial life. The proposed guidelines would create a “confidence scale” in order to “set reasonable expectations” about NASA‘s endeavors to track down evidence of alien life. Per the team’s article: The search for such evidence is often framed as an all-or-nothing proposition: either a mission returns definitive evidenc...
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Archaeologists used lasers to find nearly 500 Mesoamerican monuments hidden in the Mexican jungle

A grass-covered pyramid named La Venta, in Tabasco, Mexico. The site dates back to the Olmec civilization. DeAgostini/Getty Archaeologists discovered 478 Mesoamerican monuments hidden in the jungles of southeastern Mexico. They located the ruins by analyzing 3D mapping data collected from the air using lasers. These sites shed light on the development of the Olmec and Maya civilizations. Several millennia ago, the Olmec and Maya civilizations flourished in what are now Mexico and Guatemala...
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Human species who lived 500,000 years ago named as Homo bodoensis

Species was direct ancestor of early humans in Africa and discovery has led to reassessment of epochResearchers have announced the naming of a newly discovered species of human ancestor, Homo bodoensis.The species lived in Africa about 500,000 years ago, during the Middle Pleistocene age, and was the direct ancestor of modern humans, according to scientists. The name bodoensis derives from a skull found in Bodo D’ar in the Awash River valley of Ethiopia. Continue reading...
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Smaller needle, lower dose, fewer side effects, same benefit: What to know about the coming COVID-19 vaccine for kids

A boy receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Clalit Healthcare Services in the Israeli city of Holon near Tel Aviv on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Kids ages 5 to 11 are on the cusp of being eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, following a vote from the FDA's advisory panel. Children will get 10-microgram shots - one-third of the dose given to adults and teens. Pediatricians will be heavily involved in giving the vaccines to kids. Five- to 11-year-olds ...
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Moscow is going on its strictest lockdown yet as Russian COVID-19 deaths reach record highs

Russian President Vladimir Putin Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russia has been in a COVID-19 lockdown for nine days as case numbers rise in the country. Only essential businesses, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, are allowed to stay open. Vladimir Putin has scheduled a week of paid leave to help curb the spread of the virus. After ordering a one-week lockdown over a week ago, Russia remains locked down after nine days, the BBC reported on Thursday.Only essential businesses are allowed...
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Call for action on TB as deaths rise for first time in decade

Tuberculosis campaigners tell G20 leaders $1bn is needed annually for vaccine research to reverse decades of underfundingA group of tuberculosis survivors are calling for more funding and action to find new vaccines, after the numbers dying of the infection rose for the first time in 10 years.In 2020, 1.5 million were killed by TB and 10 million infected, according to the World Health Organization. Campaigners want world leaders to invest $1bn (£730m) every year into vaccine research, spurred on...
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‘Rare find’: amphitheatre dig in Kent paints picture of Roman town

Finds at Richborough include skeleton of cat nicknamed Maxipus and potential evidence of figurative arena panelsA big night out for the people of the Roman settlement at Richborough on the Kent coast about 2,000 years ago might have involved gladiatorial contests, wild beast hunting or the occasional execution of a criminal.Taking place in a vast amphitheatre, seating up to 5,000 people, on the western edge of the settlement, such an event was a “special occasion, drawing people from Richborough...
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‘I’m scared I’ve left it too late to have kids’: the men haunted by their biological clocks

It’s certainly not just women who worry about ageing and procreation – and now men have begun speaking about their own deep anxietiesIt was when Connor woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom that he started thinking about it. The 38-year-old civil servant from London got back into bed and couldn’t sleep: he was spiralling. “I thought: ‘Shit, I might not be able to have children. It actually might not happen,’” he says.“It started with me thinking about how I’m looking to buy a ...
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