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Apple shuts down all of its NYC stores for in-person shopping due to rising COVID-19 cases

An Apple store.Spencer Platt/Getty Images All Apple stores in New York City were closed for in-person shopping on Monday.  The closures come as COVID-19 cases surge and it's unclear how long they'll remain in place.  The city has averaged more than 17,000 cases per day over the past week.  Apple has closed all of its New York City stores to indoor shopping on Monday because of the surge in COVID-19 cases."We remain committed to a comprehensive approach for our teams that combines regu...
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Covid live news: travel chaos as 3,500 more flights cancelled; fresh curbs in France

France cuts wait time for booster shots; US surge cause for concern, not panic, says Biden; Johnson rules out new year restrictions in EnglandEngland’s bars and restaurants cheer absence of Covid rules‘I thought I could plough through the pandemic without burnout’Tell us how you have been affectedSee all our coronavirus coverageChina’s coronavirus cases rose for a fourth consecutive day on Monday, with Xi’an city reporting more infections in a flare up that has put 13 million residents under loc...
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China anger after space station has to avoid Elon Musk Starlink satellites

Beijing calls on US to act responsibly after two near misses that it says posed serious threat to astronauts’ livesChina has accused the US of ignoring international treaty obligations and engaging in irresponsible and unsafe conduct in outer space after two near misses between the Chinese space station and satellites operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry spokesperson, said on Tuesday that China “urges the US to act responsibly” after incidents involving SpaceX’s...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, StarLink, Elon Musk Starlink, Zhao Lijian


China anger after space station forced to move to avoid Elon Musk Starlink satellites

China said its space station deployed prevention collision avoidance control measures in July and October and called on the US to ‘bear responsibility’Beijing has called on the UN to remind the US to abide by the treaty regulating outer space after space satellites launched by tech tycoon Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX almost collided with its space station twice in the past year.China said its space station deployed prevention collision avoidance control measures in July and October to av...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, China, US, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, United Nations, Un, Committee, StarLink, Elon Musk Starlink


The CDC shortened its COVID-19 isolation recommendation to 5 days for asymptomatic people after some disease experts said 10 days was too long

A student quarantines after COVID-19 exposure.MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images / Contributor People with asymptomatic COVID-19 can isolate for just 5 days, the CDC said Monday. Many disease experts already recommended a shortened isolation period before the announcement. Some experts say isolation rules should include testing requirements and account for vaccination status. It was a steadfast rule for most of the pandemic: People with COVID-19 must isolate for 10 days after thei...
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Watch this chicken leg disappear in acid

Science is such an interesting double-edged sword. On one end, science provides innumerable life-saving innovations and technological conveniences that are integral to our continued survival as a species. At the same time, some of the most horrific weapons humanity has ever seen were begat by our understanding of science. — Read the rest
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'We didn't reject it:' Biden denies spurning plan to send out over 700 million rapid COVID-19 tests ahead of holidays

President Joe Biden speaks about the Omicron variant at the White House on December 21, 2021.Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Vanity Fair had reported Biden rejected a plan to produce hundreds of millions of rapid COVID-19 tests. "We didn't reject it," the president told reporters on Monday, without offering further elaboration. His administration is struggling to roll out enough rapid tests as the Omicron variant spikes demand. President Joe Biden denied on Monday that his adminis...
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Complexity of jaw muscle revealed

I'm just here for a science illustration that looks like a shitpost, but you may be interested in a muscle you never knew you had, sort of. "This deep section of the masseter muscle is clearly distinguishable from the two other layers in terms of its course and function," explains Mezey. — Read the rest
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NASA takes a $10B gamble on Webb – what could go wrong?

The James Webb space telescope was successfully launched over the weekend. The $10B honeycomb array, which will serve as the spiritual successor to Hubble, is now on its way to Lagrange point two. There, it’ll sit in orbit a million miles away from the planet it was built on. ✅ Milestone achieved. @NASAWebb is safely in space, powered on, and communicating with ground controllers. The space telescope is now on its way to #UnfoldTheUniverse at its final destination one million miles (1.5 million ...
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This Paralyzed Man Tweeted Just by Thinking About it

A 62-year-old Australian man who was paralyzed recently sent out a tweet “using only direct thought.” The ‘first direct-thought tweet’ was created wirelessly from O’Keefe’s brain, according to the company. Following progressive paralysis caused by ALS, the man had a brain computer interface called ‘Stentrode’ installed last year. The implant, “designed to enable patients to wirelessly control digital devices through thought,” was inserted via the jugular vein to avoid drilling into the skull. Ta...
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Customers are flooding Yankee Candle's Amazon reviews with claims that the candles have no scent, but the surge in Omicron cases may be to blame

Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Customers are flooding Amazon with Yankee Candle reviews that say the candles have no scent. The negative reviews seem to coincide with a surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. Loss of smell, known as anosmia, is a main symptom of COVID. Yankee Candle reviews on Amazon may be the latest indicator of COVID's surge nationwide. Some customers who recently purchased from the scented-candle brand using Amazon are floodin...
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Customers are flooding Yankee Candle's Amazon reviews claiming the candles have no scent, but the surge in Omicron cases may be to blame

Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Customers are flooding Amazon with Yankee Candle reviews that claim the candles have no scent. But the negative reviews seem to coincide with a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant. Loss of smell, known as anosmia, is a main symptom of COVID. Yankee Candle reviews on Amazon may be the latest indicator of COVID's surge nationwide. Some customers who recently purchased from the scented-candle brand using Amazon are floo...
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Biden acknowledges shortages of at-home COVID-19 tests, saying supply right now is 'clearly not enough'

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill in the State Dining Room of the White House on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images President Joe Biden acknowledged the shortage of at-home COVID-19 tests in the US.  Biden said his administration could still be doing more to expand at-home testing. "It's clearly not enough. If we had known, we'd have gone harder and quicker," Biden said.  President Joe Bid...
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Big if true: the boldest scientific discoveries of 2021

Stars made of antimatter? Humans arrived in North America during the last ice age? These are just two of the mind-boggling discoveries of 2021 that Science News claims that "if true, could shake up science." Of course, more evidence is needed for these bold findings and others shared by Science News: Antistarry nightScientists may have spotted stars made of antimatter. — Read the rest
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Fauci: Shortening COVID-19 isolation periods for essential workers is under 'serious consideration'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.AP Photo/Susan Walsh Dr. Fauci said shortening COVID-19 isolation periods for essential workers is under "consideration." His comments on CNN come after the CDC said healthcare workers can shorten their isolation period. The new guidance comes as the Omicron variant has spread rapidly across the US Dr. Anthony Fauc...
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Fauci suggests people steer clear of large New Year's Eve parties: 'Stay away from that this year'

Dr. Anthony Fauci.Pool / Pool/ Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said people should be wary of attending large New Year's Eve parties this year. Fauci said on CNN Monday that Americans should stay away from parties with 30 or 40 people.  He also recommended making sure all guests were vaccinated before going to a party. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday that people should avoid attending large New Year's Eve parties because they wouldn't know whether all the guests had been vaccinated ag...
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Fauci suggests people steer clear from large New Year's Eve parties: "I would stay away from that"

Dr. Anthony FauciPool / Pool/ Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned people to be wary of attending large New Year's Eve parties this year. Fauci told CNN on Monday that Americans should 'stay away' from parties with 30 or 40 people.  The disease expert also recommended making sure all guests are vaccinated before going to a party. Dr. Anthony Fauci warned people to avoid attending large New Year's Eve parties where they don't know if all the guests have been vaccinated aga...
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Engineering the future: meet the Africa prize shortlist innovators

Turning invasive plants into a force for good and powering healthcare with solar – here are three of the 2022 nomineesFrom a solar-powered crib that treats jaundiced babies to fibre made from water hyacinth that absorbs oil spills, innovators from nine African countries have been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2022 Africa prize.This year half of the shortlist of 16 are women, and for the first time it includes Togolese and Congolese inventors. The entrepreneurs will undergo e...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Nigeria, Africa, Environment, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Engineering, Global development, Kenya, Vaccines and immunisation, Royal Academy of Engineering, Climate Crisis, Congo-Brazzaville



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