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We tried to get free at-home COVID tests on the first day they became available. We were not successful.

"Save your receipt" is what the cashiers told us at Walgreens. Some insurance companies are partnering with "preferred" pharmacies to offer home test kits at no upfront cost.Aria Bendix, Hilary Brueck / Insider On Saturday, insurance companies were slated to start reimbursing at-home COVID-19 test kits — 8 tests per customer per month. We checked out how it worked in California and New York and found many pharmacies didn't have any tests in stock. The 2 stores that had tests didn't re...
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‘I’d keep it on the down low’: the secret life of a super-recogniser

Police employ them and scientists study them, but what is life like for the rare few who can never forget a face? Super-recogniser Yenny Seo didn’t think it was anything specialAs a child, Yenny Seo often surprised her mother by pointing out a stranger in the grocery store, remarking it was the same person they passed on the street a few weeks earlier. Likewise, when they watched a movie together, Seo would often recognise “extras” who’d appeared fleetingly in other films.Her mother never though...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Seo, Society, Australia news, Yenny Seo


Is the US nearing its Covid peak? Experts warn against letting guard down

Cases seem to be subsiding in states with high vaccination rates, but observers are reluctant to make firm predictionsIn February 2021, Dr Craig Spencer wrote in a Medium post that he was as “eager as anyone to see the end of this pandemic. Thankfully, that may be in sight”.“Covid cases and hospitalizations are dropping,” wrote Spencer, director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. “Vaccines are getting into arms. So, what happens ne...
Tags: New York, Science, US, US news, Craig Spencer, North Carolina, Spencer, Coronavirus, Omicron Variant, Global Health in Emergency Medicine


How weekly bike rides with a group of supportive women showed me a route to joy

When Tanya Frank joined a group of ‘joyriders’, she rediscovered her love of cycling and found a caring communityI always thought that joyriding meant nicking cars and taking them for a spin, often when drunk. It was what some of the wayward lads did on the Chingford Hall council estate where I grew up. So, I was surprised when the Waltham Forest newsletter reported a different kind of joyriding: a cycling group that is free, for women, and that loans bikes to the members who need them. It has g...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, Science, California, America, Life and style, Cycling, Health & wellbeing, Waltham Forest, Holland London, Tanya Frank, Chingford Hall


Take a Look at The Largest And Most Detailed 3D Map of The Universe Ever Made

A 'CT scan' of the Universe across more than 5 billion light-years. (D. Schlegel/Berkeley Lab/DESI data The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), currently pointed skyward from its home in the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, is tasked with tracking the expansion of space, to study dark energy and create the most detailed 3D map. of the Universe that was never assembled. It's only been seven months since the DESI mission beg...
Tags: Startups, Space, UK, Science, California, Earth, Bbc, Arizona, Durham University, Lawrence, Julien, Desi, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Nicholas U Mayall Telescope, Carlos Frenk, Schlegel Berkeley Lab DESI


Unknown objects at the heart of the Milky Way are beaming radio signals, then mysteriously disappearing

The radio telescope at the Parkes Observatory at sunset near the town of Parkes, Australia, July 15, 2019.Stefica Nicol Bikes/Reuters Mysterious radio waves emanating from the center of the galaxy have astronomers stumped. Four objects have briefly emitted radio signals that don't resemble any known type of star. Scientists think each of the four signals could come from a new type of object unknown to astronomy. Ziteng Wang found a needle in an astronomical haystack.Wang, a physics PhD st...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Australia, Trends, Nasa, Stars, South Africa, Milky Way, Galaxy, Spitzer Space Telescope, Murphy, Wang, Sweet Briar College, University of Sydney, PARKES Australia


Dramatic footage of tsunami hitting the Pacific island of Tonga after a giant underwater volcano erupted

This picture taken on December 21, 2021 shows white gaseous clouds rising from the Hunga Ha'apai eruption seen from the Patangata coastline near Tongan capital Nuku'alofa. - A huge dust cloud spewed out when a volcano erupted in Tonga this week could result in showers of acid rain across the Pacific kingdom, emergency authorities have warned.MARY LYN FONUA/AFP via Getty Images An underwater volcanic eruption has led to tsunami warnings being issued to the people of Tonga.  Tonga's...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, New Zealand, Volcano, Pacific, Tsunami, Fiji, Tonga, Tonga Tonga, Samoa, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Taufa, Nuku, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson


Texas scientists’ new Covid-19 vaccine is cheaper, easier to make and patent-free

Dr Maria Bottazzi says their vaccine, called Corbevax, is unique because they do not intend to patent itA new Covid-19 vaccine is being developed by Texas scientists using a decades-old conventional method that will make the production and distribution cheaper and more accessible for countries most affected by the pandemic and where new variants are likely to originate due to low inoculation rates.The team, led by Drs Peter Hotez and Maria Bottazzi from the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for V...
Tags: Texas, Science, World news, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Baylor College of Medicine, Drs Peter Hotez, Coronavirus, Corbevax, Maria Bottazzi


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he should have spoken out 'much louder' about Trump's stay-at-home order when COVID-19 first emerged

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla.AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Gov. Ron DeSantis said he didn't consider lockdowns a possibility when COVID-19 first emerged. In a December interview, DeSantis declined to answer whether he's received a COVID-19 booster. During the presidency of Donald Trump, DeSantis served as one of his closest allies. On Thursday, Ron DeSantis said on conservative podcast "Ruthless" that...
Tags: Podcast, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Fox News, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Maria Bartiromo, Bartiromo, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Maggie Haberman


As Covid-19 peak seems to near, experts warn against letting guard down

Hospitalizations and cases seem to be subsiding in states with high vaccination rates, but experts caution against celebrating too soonIn February 2021, Dr Craig Spencer wrote in a Medium post that he was as “eager as anyone to see the end of this pandemic. Thankfully, that may be in sight”.“Covid cases and hospitalizations are dropping,” wrote Spencer, director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. “Vaccines are getting into arms. So...
Tags: New York, Science, US news, Craig Spencer, North Carolina, Spencer, Coronavirus, Omicron Variant, Global Health in Emergency Medicine



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