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A Chinese orbiter captured stunning shots of Mars, showing one of a polar ice cap and a 'selfie'

The Tainwen-1 was launched in July 2020 from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China.CNSA/cnsa.gov.cn China has captured spectacular images with its Tianwen-1 orbiter. It has been orbiting Mars since February 2021. The photo subjects include a Martian polar ice cap and a "selfie" of the Tianwen-1 orbiter. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has published a set of four images taken on its Tianwen-1 mission.The images include a photo of the mission's orbiter, a photo of an ice ...
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A function on Elon Musk's Starlink satellite dishes is causing them to attract too many cats

It seems cats aren't the only animals that are attracted to the dishes.Getty Images/David Schnell Starlink satellites need satellite dishes on Earth to send internet signals. These dishes emit heat, which has started to attract cats. The issue appears to be caused by a Snow Melt Mode, according to Tesmanian. Elon Musk's satellite internet company, Starlink, is experiencing problems with some of its dishes on the ground — they've started to attract cats.To send signals from its sat...
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A simple guide to understanding the CDC's exasperating COVID-19 rules

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on November 4, 2021.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The new CDC guidance on COVID-19 isolation and quarantine is confusing. The guidance says people can come out of isolation after day 5. Buried in the fine print: you still need to wear a mask and act like you're infectious for 10 days.  If you're confused about the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines, you're not alone. The agency p...
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A step-by-step guide to swabbing your throat for COVID-19, which may help detect Omicron on rapid tests

How to swab your throat the right way for a COVID-19 at-home test kit.Shayanne Gal/Insider Swabbing your nose and throat could help detect COVID-19 on rapid tests, some disease experts say. To collect a throat sample, stick out your tongue, find your tonsils, and swab back and forth. Swab your throat before your nose! Wash your hands and refrain from eating or drinking for 30 minutes before performing the swab. A throat swab, if done properly, might just be the difference between a "positive"...
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Treasure trove of 2,000 fossils reveals life in Australia's prehistoric rainforest before it turned into desert

A sawfly fossil from McGraths Flat.Michael Frese/University of Canberra Paleontologists unearthed roughly 2,000 fossils of insects, fish, spiders, and plants in Australia. The fossils paint a picture of life in Australia's prehistoric rainforests, 15 million years ago. They also reveal major climate changes as Australia's rainforests turned into desert. Paleontologists have uncovered a treasure trove of roughly 2,000 remarkably well-preserved fossils from an ancient Australian rainfo...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Australia, Trends, Fossils, Rainforest, Paleontology, University of New South Wales, McCurry, University of Canberra, Frese, Enviornment, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Matthew McCurry, Michael Frese


Scientists looking at the first pregnant Egyptian mummy think they figured out why none were ever found before

The mummy scientifically proven to have been pregnant when embalmed. She was previously thought to be a male priest named Hor-Djehuty.A. Leydo/Warsaw Mummy Project Scientists who recorded pregnant mummy explained why they think no others had been found. This might have to do with a chemical reaction that dissolves the bones of unborn children. It makes them almost invisible to X-rays, and could mean other pregnant mummies just weren't noticed. Scientists working on mummified remains from ...
Tags: Science, Trends, Egypt, News UK, Archeology, Mummy, Marianne Guenot, Warsaw Mummy Project, Hor Djehuty, Leydo Warsaw Mummy Project Scientists, Wojtek Esjmond, Warsaw Mummy Project So, Esjmond


Omicron will hit its peak next week in New York, according to CEO of Presbyterian hospital system

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Steven J. Corwin (right).Office of the Executive of New York The NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system's CEO predicted on Friday that Omicron will peak next week. Outlining the statewide peak, Steve Corwin noted that ICU cases are lower than last winter's. "Very rare to see somebody admitted who's had a booster," he added. The CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian predicted on Friday that COVID-19's Omicron variant will reach its p...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Trends, Columbia University, D, Newyork, Upstate New York, Empire State, Hochul, Kathy Hochul, Corwin, NewYork Presbyterian, Omicron, Steve Corwin, Jake Lahut


The rise of lateral flow tests: are these ‘heroes’ of the pandemic here to stay?

After missteps and controversy, the quick and easy tests are well on way to becoming part of daily lifeOnce obscure diagnostic devices, lateral flow tests have had a rocky path to mainstream use, but some experts now view their rise to ubiquity as a “heroic” step in the fight against Covid-19 and say they could be here to stay.As the first wave of Covid crashed down in early 2020 and governments scrambled to secure PPE, ventilators and reagents for laboratory testing, behind the scenes some had ...
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DeSantis downplays COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms, calling it a 'lockdown by stealth'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisMike Ehrmann/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis downplayed COVID-19 testing, saying it's unnecessary for people without symptoms of the virus.  He called the testing "a lockdown by stealth" and said it's unlikely to "yield very much clinical value."  Experts told Insider that more people should be getting tested for COVID-19 regularly.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis downplayed COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms, calling it a "lockdown by stealth....
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Scientists uncovered a mysterious pre-Inca mummy buried around 1,000 years ago, tied in fetal position with hands over its face

A view of pre-Incan mummy of Cajamarquilla are shown in a box on November 30, 2021.CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP via Getty Images) A group of archaeologists uncovered a "unique" pre-Incan mummy in Peru.  The man was found bound in a fetal position, clasping his hands to his face. Clues around him suggest he was a high-status person, an expert told Insider. The mummified remains of a man bound in the fetal position were recently uncovered in Peru in a find remarkable because of the good condition of the ...
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When should you take a COVID-19 rapid test if you only have one? Experts suggest waiting for symptoms or your next big party.

Aaron Salvador swabs his nose with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit in Washington, DC, on December 29, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images The best time to take a rapid test is right before you see vulnerable people or a large group. Some disease experts also recommend waiting until you develop symptoms when testing is scare. If you're symptom-free, but had a recent exposure, you can wait 3-5 days for a test, experts said. COVID-19 rapid tests are flying off the shelves at p...
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When should you take a COVID-19 rapid test if you only have one? Experts suggest waiting for symptoms or hours before your next party.

Aaron Salvador swabs his nose with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit in Washington, DC, on December 29, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images The best time to take a rapid test is right before you see vulnerable people or a large group. Some disease experts also recommend waiting until you develop symptoms when testing is scare. If you're symptom-free, but had a recent exposure, you can wait 3-5 days for a test, experts said. COVID-19 rapid tests are flying off the shelves at p...
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One of Italy's top coronavirus experts says she was threatened with a bullet in the mail after she advocated for children to get vaccinated

Italian Professor Antonella Viola, Pordenone, Italy, 17th September 2021.Photo by Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images One of Italy's top COVID-19 experts said she and her family were threatened with a bullet in the mail. The alleged threat came after immunologist Antonella Viola publicly advocated for children to get vaccinated. Extremist anti-vaxxers have previously targeted individuals supporting COVID-19 vaccinations. One of Italy's top COVID-19 experts says she and her family were threa...
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13 passengers who flew from Italy to India tested positive for COVID-19 then ran away from quarantine, officials say

Healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment outside a hospital in Ahmedabad, India. Not related to this story.Amit Dave/Reuters 125 passengers who flew from Milan to Amritsar tested positive for COVID-19, the BBC reported. 13 of them reportedly escaped their mandatory quarantine while in India. 9 ran away from the airport, while 4 escaped after tricking hospital officials, the report said. Thirteen passengers who flew from Milan, Italy, to Amritsar, India, on Wednesday tested pos...
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More than 400 weather stations beat heat records in 2021

Maximiliano Herrera, watcher of extreme weather, says last year likely to be in top five or six hottest in historyMore than 400 weather stations around the world beat their all-time highest temperature records in 2021, according to a climatologist who has been compiling weather records for over 30 years.Maximiliano Herrera keeps track of extreme weather around the world, and publishes an annual list of records broken in the previous year. He and many other climatologists and meteorologists who f...
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Heat records broken all around the world in 2021, says climatologist

Maximiliano Herrera, watcher of extreme weather, says last year likely to be in top five or six hottest in historyMore than 400 weather stations around the world beat their all-time highest temperature records in 2021, according to a climatologist who has been compiling weather records for over 30 years.Maximiliano Herrera keeps track of extreme weather around the world, and publishes an annual list of records broken in the previous year. He and many other climatologists and meteorologists who f...
Tags: Science, Environment, World news, Nasa, Noaa, Extreme Weather, Climate Science, Climate Crisis, Maximiliano Herrera


COVID-19 is 'everywhere' and tests are in short supply. If you have symptoms, assume you're positive and isolate, health officials say.

Girl takes test after getting COVID-19 symptoms on January 4.Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images People with symptoms should assume they have COVID-19 and isolate, health officials have said. The CDC recommends people with symptoms stay at home for at least five days. Omicron symptoms include runny nose, cough, headache, fever, and fatigue. Americans with COVID-19 symptoms should isolate — even if they haven't taken a test — health officials have said, a...
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A new robotic hand is so precise, it can hold an egg without cracking it just like a human

The team claims that the hand is able to pour drinks, hold an egg without breaking it, and crush cans.Zac Macaulay/Getty Images South Korean researchers have made a robotic hand with a similar range of motion to that of a human. It can perform delicate tasks like using tweezers and scissors or holding an egg. It could be used as an advanced prosthetic or with robots that use AI. Innovators at South Korea's Ajou University have created a robotic hand that is capable of holding fragile obje...
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2 founders are introducing 100 million oysters to New York to help fight flooding

Louisiana is also using the mollusks to prevent the erosion of coastal wetlands.Sandra Stoiber / EyeEm/Getty Images Flooding caused by rising sea levels has increased by 247% in some areas of New York since 2000. The nonprofit Billion Oyster Project aims to restore oyster reefs in New York's five boroughs. They create a surprisingly effective flood defense, helping to build coastal resilience. New York has been experiencing record flooding in recent years as a result of climate change.Dat...
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A Chinese scientist in Missouri admitted stealing a secret algorithm from Monsanto to pass to Beijing

Greenhouses seen at the headquarters of the Monsanto Company, in St. Louis, Missouri.Daniel Dreifuss/picture alliance via Getty Images Xiang Haitao, 44, worked for Monsanto in Missouri from 2008 to 2017. The DOJ said he stole a secret algorithm before leaving and planned to pass it to China. The US identified bioeconomy as one of the key areas where China is trying to steal US intelligence. A Chinese scientist has admitted stealing trade secrets from the agrochemical giant Monsanto, .Xiang H...
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Can Nasa persuade Russia to back International Space Station plans?

Biden wants to extend the operation of the ISS to 2030 before replacing it – will Russia approve?The deadline for the decommissioning of the International Space Station (ISS) is worryingly close, and there is a danger that the commercial replacements the US was hoping for will not be ready to launch in time.With that in mind, on New Year’s Eve, Nasa announced that the Biden-Harris administration wanted to extend the operation of the ISS by six years to 2030. Continue reading...
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