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Pfizer CEO calls people who spread misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines 'criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives'

A six year old child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year old kids at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people who spread vaccine misinformation are criminals. Misinformation on the vaccine swarmed social media platforms since the onset of the pandemic. "They're criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives," Bourla said. The CEO of COVID-19 vaccine man...
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NASA is pushing its human moon landing back to 2025, and its top official worries China will beat the US there

An illustration of SpaceX's Starship as a lander carrying NASA astronauts to the moon. SpaceX NASA said Tuesday that it won't land astronauts on the moon by 2024, as previously planned. Now the goal is 2025. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson partially blamed Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin for the delay. Nelson also expressed concerns that China could put astronauts on the moon before the US. NASA is officially pushing back the timeline for its return to the moon.The agency had been sayi...
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Expanding black holes could be playing Pac Man with the universe

Pac Man‘s a simple protagonist. He doesn’t have a scruffy beard or a worried look in his eyes. He’s doesn’t sling out quips or one-liners. He eats dots. That’s it. That’s sort of how black holes work. They only do one thing: gobble up literally everything. But, just like Pac Man, they can only eat the stuff that’s right next to them. Black holes and stars collide often and, usually, this results in cosmic mergers. Basically, the black hole eats the star or the star becomes a black hole and merge...
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Watch SpaceX launch its next astronaut crew for NASA on Wednesday, after a week of delays

The Crew-3 astronauts, left to right: ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron. SpaceX plans to launch its fourth NASA astronaut crew to the International Space Station on Wednesday night. The Crew-3 mission has been delayed twice due to bad weather and a minor medical issue. Watch live below as the Crew Dragon spaceship flies to the ISS. SpaceX plans to send a rocket streaking above the Florida skies on Wednesday night. Onboard its...
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Pandemic-linked stress may have fueled the deadly crowd surge at Astroworld, a sociologist says

Travis Scott performs during the 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas, on November 5, 2021. Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage Eight people died during a crowd surge at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival in Houston on Friday. Concertgoers may lose their moral compass in large crowds, a sociologist told Insider. Fans may also have had pent-up stress and anxiety from nearly two years of social isolation. A violent swell of fans killed eight people at Travis Scott's Astroworld Fe...
Tags: Psychology, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Music Festivals, Denmark, Houston, Rolling Stone, Crowd, Travis Scott, University Of Miami, Pearl Jam, Ezra, Houston Texas, Blount


NASA engineers expected their Mars helicopter to crash after 5 liftoffs. It just landed its 15th flight.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, where the Perseverance rover dropped it, on April 5, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA sent its Ingenuity helicopter to Mars with no guarantee that it would successfully fly. But it has flown higher, farther, and faster than engineers had hoped. NASA said Ingenuity would likely crash by flight five, but it just landed safely for the 15th time. NASA employees had a moonshot idea as they were building the Perseverance rover: What if it carried a little hel...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Lanl, Helicopter, Mount Everest, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Jezero, Mimi Aung, Jezero Crater, Ken Farley, Morgan McFall Johnsen


Why Elon Musk should build a nuclear fusion reactor in Texas

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are about two-thirds of the way to producing excess power with a nuclear fusion reactor. If you didn’t just leap out of your seat, that’s okay. The science community’s been teasing fusion for decades and, like a lot of technologies, it’s always about another decade away. But here’s the thing: this time really is different. There are numerous fusion projects closing in on “ignition,” the point where a reactor produces more power than it ta...
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Videos show SpaceX's Dragon capsule as it returns to Earth like a 'shooting star'

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk reacts at a post-launch news conference to discuss the SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule in-flight abort test at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 19, 2020. Joe Skipper/Reuters A New Orleans resident captured footage of SpaceX's Crew-2 as it reentered Earth's Atmosphere. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk compared the capsule's descent to a "shooting star." SpaceX launched the NASA mission to the International Space ...
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A Fascinating 3D Animation Shows the Depths of the Ocean

Deep sea exploration and the science of oceanography began 150 years ago when British survey ship HMS Challenger set off from Portsmouth with 181 miles of rope. The Royal Society tasked the expedition, among other things, with “investigat[ing] the physical conditions of the deep sea… in regard to depth, temperature circulation, specific gravity and penetration of light.” It was the first such voyage of its kind. To accomplish its objectives, Challenger swapped all but two of its guns for...
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Unvaccinated people are at least 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 caused by the infectious Delta variant than those who've had 2 shots, real-world data suggests

Woman receives her second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site at a senior center on March 29 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Unvaccinated people are 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 caused by Delta than vaccinated people, new data suggests. Vaccines prevented death across all age groups, real-world data from the Texas study found. It adds to data from multiple countries showing vaccines stop severe COVID-19 caused by Delta. Unvaccinated people are...
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Unvaccinated people were 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 caused by the infectious Delta variant than those who've had 2 shots, real-world data from Texas suggests

Woman receives her second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site at a senior center on March 29 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Unvaccinated people are 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 caused by Delta than vaccinated people, new data suggests. Vaccines prevented death across all age groups, real-world data from the Texas study found. It adds to data from multiple countries showing vaccines stop severe COVID-19 caused by Delta. Unvaccinated people are...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Australia, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, New South Wales, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Antonio Texas, Texas Department of State Health Services, Johns Hopkins University, CDC Texas


‘He drives me mad!’ Why don’t we dump toxic friends?

According to psychologists, ‘ambivalent’ relationships can cause us more stress than being with people we actively dislike. Is it time to let go – or can these friendships be salvaged?Roger and Jim have been friends for more than 30 years. When they were younger they were in a band together, and their friendship was forged over a shared love of music and beer. Even now, despite family commitments on both sides, they manage to catch up every couple of months. “Even though he drives me mad,” says ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Relationships, Friendship, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Jim, Roger, Roger It is Jim


Chinese city offers cash for clues as Covid outbreak declared a ‘people’s war’

Authorities announced the 100,000 yuan ($15,640) rewards for residents in Heihei, saying illegal hunting or crossing the border should be reportedSee all our coronavirus coverageResidents of a Chinese city bordering Russia have been offered major cash rewards for tips on the continuing Delta outbreak, with local officials declaring a “people’s war” on the virus.Authorities announced the 100,000 yuan ($15,640) rewards for residents in Heihei, in the north-eastern Heilongjiang Province, as its tot...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Heilongjiang province, Heihei, Coronavirus



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