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Elon Musk tweets that SpaceX will start program to pull carbon dioxide in atmosphere and use it as rocket fuel

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 Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX will be launching a new program.  The program will remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it as rocket fuel. The billionaire encouraged people to join and says that it "will also be important for Mars." E...
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Covid passports could increase vaccine uptake, study suggests

Certification encouraged vaccination in countries with low coverage, especially among young peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus passports could lead to increased uptake of vaccines, especially among young people, a study suggests.Research by the University of Oxford found Covid-19 certification led to increased jab uptake 20 days before and 40 days after introduction in countries with lower-than-average vaccination coverage. Increase in vaccine uptake wa...
Tags: Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, The Lancet Public Health Continue


Brain surgeons and rocket scientists no brighter than the rest of us, study finds

Data from 329 aerospace engineers and 72 neurosurgeons suggests they are not necessarily cleverer than general populationIt may not be rocket science, but researchers have found aerospace engineers and brain surgeons are not necessarily brighter than the general population.Researchers examined data from an international cohort of 329 aerospace engineers and 72 neurosurgeons who completed 12 tasks online using the Great British Intelligence Test (GBIT) from the Cognitron platform, as well as answ...
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Here's why the new James Webb Space Telescope is so damn cool

As early as next week, NASA will launch the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space observatory in history and the world's biggest science project. A collaboration between NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and CSA (Canadian Space Agency, this telescope will look farther back in time to shed light on what happened in our Universe billions of years ago. — Read the rest
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One chart shows just how fast Omicron is spreading in the UK — it's possible it could rival Delta by the end of the week, data-crunchers say

RT-PCR swab tests at a pre-departure coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility, at Sydney International Airport in Australia, November 29, 2021.Loren Elliott/Reuters On Friday, the UK released new projections estimating how fast the Omicron variant may spread. Omicron looks to be spreading faster than Delta in UK households, and among close contacts. Experts stress that third dose boosters may help ward off symptomatic Omicron infections, but even two shots will likely still protect young peopl...
Tags: UK, England, Science, News, Australia, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, World Health Organization, Ramsay, South Africa Europe, Sydney International Airport, Omicron, Hilary Brueck, LOREN ELLIOTT Reuters


Can you trust a negative lateral flow Covid test?

Analysis: with cold symptoms, it is better to wait for a PCR result rather than risk spreading the virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYou wake up with a pounding head, sore throat and runny nose: you reach for one of those lateral flow tests (LFT) you’ve got stashed away, just to check it is not Covid. If it returns a single red line (negative), then most people will pop a couple of paracetamol and go about business as normal – particularly if you’ve been double-jab...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Coronavirus


1 of every 100 Americans over 65 has died from coronavirus, CDC data shows

Maryland Cremation Services transporter Morgan Dean-McMillan gently inspects the remains of a coronavirus victim to triple check identification and look for personal belongings in the morgue at Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center May 11, 2020 in Silver Spring, Maryland.Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Nearly 590,089 people over 65 have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, CDC data shows.  The data shows that about 1 in every 100 Americans over 65 have died from ...
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Omicron could make you infectious more quickly than Delta — take a rapid test no earlier than a few hours before heading to a party, experts say

A medical worker shows a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP/Getty Images Experts have advised people to take rapid tests for COVID-19 hours before a party, not the day before. A person with the new Omicron variant becomes infectious quicker than with Delta, early data suggest. Make sure no-one attending the party has had cold-like symptoms in past few days, one expert added. Partygoers should take a rapid test to check for COVID-19 closer to the start of an event, experts have sa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Test, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, MICHAEL MINA, Spector, King s College London, Harvard School of Public Health, Omicron


An Amazon driver died while sheltering in the warehouse bathroom when a tornado hit, his colleague said

The site of partially collapsed Amazon distribution center after a tornado in Edwardsville, Illinois.REUTERS/Drone Base Austin J. McEwen is among the six people killed after a tornado hit an Amazon warehouse in Illinois. Brian Erdmann told Reuters that McEwen was sheltering in the bathroom when it happened. Erdmann said he likely only survived because he was out making a delivery. An Amazon driver died while sheltering in the warehouse bathroom as a tornado hit Illinois, his colleague told Re...
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One person has died with the Omicron coronavirus variant in the UK, Boris Johnson says

A medical worker shows a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP/Getty Images At least one person in the UK has died with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.Johnson said on Monday as he visited a vaccination clinic in west London, per Sky News: "Sadly yes Omicron is producing hospitalizations and sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron."So I think the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, I think ...
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One person in the UK has died with the Omicron variant, Boris Johnson says

A medical worker shows a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP/Getty Images The UK has recorded its first death with the Omicron coronavirus variant, the prime minister said. Johnson said "sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron." He expressed worry at how fast the variant is spreading, and told people to get booster shots. At least one person in the UK has died with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.Johnson sai...
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As the pandemic raged, at least 75 lawmakers bought and sold stock in companies that make COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and tests

Rebecca Zisser/Insider AFP via Getty Images; Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty; Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call; Marie Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call; Skye Gould/Insider At least 75 federal lawmakers held shares of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer in 2020. Lawmakers' holding stock in these companies has prompted ethical concerns. Several other lawmakers traded shares of companies with a direct stake in the pandemic. Dozens of Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hi...
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22 Democrats hailed as environmental champions have personally pumped money into companies that rely on fossil fuels

Rebecca Zisser/Insider iStock, Rebecca Zisser/Insider Democrats who have key roles shaping energy policy also invest in energy companies. They reported holding or trading shares of Exxon Mobil, Dominion Energy, and Chevron, among others. The lawmakers often get accolades for their voting records on green issues. Nearly two dozen Democratic lawmakers with gold-star ratings from a major environmental advocacy group have personal financial ties to fossil-fuel giants and petroleum-focused en...
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