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A Racing Pigeon Traveled From the U.S. to Australia—So Now It Must Die [Updated: Joe Gets to Live]

Update 1/15/2021 8:50 a.m. ET: Good news for “Joe” the pigeon. According to the AP, the bird is in fact Australian, and thus does not need to be killed. Deone Roberts, spokesperson for the American Racing Pigeon Union, told the AP that the leg band that identified Joe as American is “counterfeit.” Australia’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Ap, Joe, Biosecurity, American Racing Pigeon Union, Deone Roberts, Columbiformes, Pigeon Racing, Columbidae, Australian Quarantine And Inspection Service


A WHO team arrived in Wuhan to begin investigating the origin of the novel coronavirus, more than a year after it began to spread

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan A team of experts sent by the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, China Thursday to begin an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city more than a year ago, and is believed to have been transmitted to h...
Tags: Science, News, China, Singapore, Trends, Ap, New York Times, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, World Health Organization (WHO, Hubei Province


Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint water cri...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Michigan, Associated Press, Npr, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder


New insights into pancreatitis

Acute Pancreatitis (AP) is one of the most common diseases around the world. Associated with a considerable risk of morbidity and even death in patients who suffer a severe form of the disease, to date there is no specific treatment for it.Now international AP experts have published a roadmap in the journal Gut (BMJ) pinpointing the two most significant thresholds in the disease that could serve as a starting point for targeting treatment strategies for this extremely painful condition.
Tags: Science, Ap, Gut BMJ


Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top officials will soon be criminally charged in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other former top officials are expected to face criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, Michigan, Associated Press, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder, Rebecca Cook, Flint Water Plant


Coronavirus live news: England mass vaccination sites to open as China says WHO team to arrive within days

South Korea daily virus cases under 500 for first time since record highs in December; China says WHO Covid-19 origins probe team to arrive 14 January; one year has passed since first coronavirus death announced in WuhanChina agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid origins‘South Africa is going to get a third wave, even a fourth’Vaccine explainer: when will things go back to normal?See all our coronavirus coverage 6.21am GMT The full story now on China agreeing to let the WHO Covid inv...
Tags: South Korea, England, Science, China, UK News, World news, US news, Ap, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, National Health Commission, Coronavirus, WuhanChina


Biden plans to release the entire coronavirus vaccine supply instead of reserving half to guarantee second doses

President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on December 21, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP President-elect Joe Biden plans to release all available coronavirus vaccine doses when he takes office on January 20, CNN reported.  The Trump administration is currently holding back half the supply to guarantee there will be enough for two shots per person. But some public-health experts say the US could be more generous with the...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Bbc, Cnn, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Johnson & Johnson, Internal Medicine


An Egyptian hospital is under investigation after a video showing nurses scrambling to keep COVID-19 patients alive was wildly shared online

In this March 29, 2020 file photo, Egyptian security forces cordon off roads during curfew hours as prevention measures due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt. AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty A video showing Egyptian nurses scrambling to keep COVID-19 patients alive has been widely shared on social media. The video, filmed by a relative of a patient, alleges that at least four people died because a hospital ran out of oxygen. The ICU deaths are under investigation, but a local governor...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Ap, Egypt, Associated Press, Viral Video, Al Jazeera, Cairo Egypt, Health Ministry, Nariman El Mofty, Middle East Eye, Mamdouh, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Wisconsin pharmacist who health care center said 'intentionally' removed 57 coronavirus vaccine vials is a conspiracy theorist, according to new court documents

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool Prosecutors identified the Advocate Aurora Health Care pharmacist who is accused of purposely removing Moderna vaccines as Steven Brandenburg, 46, in a hearing on Monday. According to court documents, Brandenburg admitted to following conspiracy theories about the vaccine, so he intentionally left doses out of refrigeration for long periods of time. "He'd formed this belief they were unsafe...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Wisconsin, Conspiracies, Aurora, Brandenburg, Ozaukee County, Grafton, Bahr, Paul Sancya, Port Washington, Moderna, Grafton Police Department, Advocate Aurora Health, Paul Malloy


The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations for people who speak native languages in an effort to keep customs alive

Native American tribal members march to celebrate the easement denial of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Canon Ball, North Dakota on December 4, 2016. Emily Molli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Health care workers on the Standing Rock reservation already began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Next in line are members who speak the native languages of Dakota and Lakota. The customs and history of the tribe are passed down through the native languages, so it's important to protect those who speak ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Ap, North Dakota, South Dakota, Faith, Associated Press, Native American, Ward, Dakota, SIOUX, Lakota, KXMB TV, KXMB, Standing Rock Sioux


Wisconsin pharmacist who health care center said 'intentionally' removed 57 coronavirus vaccine vials was a conspiracy theorist, according to new court documents

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool Prosecutors identified the Advocate Aurora Health Care pharmacist who is accused of purposely removing Moderna vaccines as Steven Brandenburg, 46, in a hearing on Monday. According to court documents, Brandenburg admitted to following conspiracy theories about the vaccine, so he intentionally left doses out of refrigeration for long periods of time. "He'd formed this belief they were unsafe...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Wisconsin, Conspiracies, Aurora, Brandenburg, Ozaukee County, Grafton, Bahr, Paul Sancya, Port Washington, Moderna, Grafton Police Department, Advocate Aurora Health, Paul Malloy


Tens of thousands of people living in the Caribbean are on high alert as volcanoes come back to life after remaining dormant for decades

La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines pictured on December 31, 2020. University of West Indies Seismic Research Centre/National Emergency Management Organization of St Vincent and the Grenadines via Reuters Residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been told to be ready to evacuate after a volcano started spewing lava, ash, and gas. La Soufrière is the highest point in St. Vincent and is located near the northern tip of the country but has remained dormant for decad...
Tags: Science, Americas, International, Trends, Ap, Hawaii, News UK, Volcanoes, Ohio, Npr, St Vincent, Kilauea, Caribbean, Martinique, Barbados, Montserrat


The carcass of a young woolly rhinoceros that died thousands of years ago was found almost perfectly preserved in the Siberia permafrost. Researchers even found the animal's horn.

Researchers discovered a frozen woolly rhinoceros carcass in the permafrost of Yakutia, Siberia. Department for the Study of Mammoth Fauna of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)/Handout via Reuters A local resident from Yakutia, Siberia found the ancient carcass of a juvenile woolly rhino in melting permafrost. Researchers said the carcass is between 20,000 and 50,000 years old, and the most complete young woolly rhino ever found. Most of the rhino's fur coat, hooves...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Ap, Earth, Anthropology, Archaeology, Siberia, Reuters, Rhinos, Sasha, Northern Hemisphere, Russian Academy of Sciences


California has surpassed 25,000 COVID-19 related deaths

Michelle Goldson, RN is working with a covid positive patient inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 17, 020 in Los Angeles, CA. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images California surpassed 25,000 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday.  The state also recorded 3 more cases of the more transmissible coronavirus variant found in the UK.  COVID-19 cases are surging in the state and are only expected to continue to rise.  Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: UK, New York, Texas, Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, San Diego, Silicon Valley, San Diego County, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Joaquin Valley


China is guarding ancient bat caves against journalists and scientists seeking to discover the origins of the coronavirus

Ecologists collect data from a wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bats on site lab near the Khao Chong Pran Cave on September 12, 2020 in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images China is closely guarding caves that once played host to bats infected with close variants of COVID-19, The Associated Press reported. The caves in Yunnan Province, south China, are where scientists hope to find evidence of how the coronavirus evolved in bats. But samples taken recently by scientists were confisc...
Tags: Science, China, International, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Beijing, News UK, Associated Press, Wuhan, Bats, Yunnan, Yunnan province, Aylin Woodward, Coronavirus, COVID


A fired Tyson manager who bet on how many workers would get COVID-19 said the office pool was an attempt to boost morale

Workstation divider at Tyson Foods' Chick N Quick plant in Rogers, Ark. April 24, 2020 Tyson Foods Seven Tyson managers were fired earlier this month for betting on how many employees would test positive for COVID-19. One of the managers at the Waterloo, Iowa, plant told The Associated Press that the pool was an attempt to boost morale among exhausted supervisors. More than 1,000 workers at the plant have tested positive at least six have died. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Ap, Chicken, Iowa, Associated Press, Waterloo, The Associated Press, Tom Hart, Tyson, Tyson Foods, Waterloo Iowa, Rogers Ark, Coronavirus


China sentences citizen-journalist to 4 years in prison for reporting on early days of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

A pro-democracy activist holds placards with the picture of Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan outside the Chinese central government's liaison office, in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Kin Cheung/AP  Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, 37, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for her work reporting on the early days of the coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan, China.  She was convicted of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," a "broadly defined" charge "often used by police...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, News, White House, China, Nbc News, Trends, Ap, Netflix, Beijing, News UK, Shanghai, Un, Human Rights Watch, Wuhan, Reuters


European Union nations have kicked off a mass effort to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to more than 450 million people

Medical personnel is given the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at the Favoriten Clinic in Vienna, Austria, on December 27, 2020. GEORG HOCHMUTH/APA/AFP via Getty Images European Union nations kicked off a mass effort on Sunday to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 450 million people. The first vaccines, expected to go to healthcare workers and vulnerable people, began arriving at hospitals Saturday after the European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, Nbc News, Trends, Eu, European Union, Ap, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Healthcare, European Commission, Associated Press, Pfizer


A year of the pandemic, in 26 photos

A man looks out of the window of his home during the coronavirus pandemic. Deliris/Shutterstock It's been almost a year since the Chinese government first notified the World Health Organization about the novel coronavirus. Since then, more than 78 million people have contracted COVID-19, and more than 1.7 million have died. Here are some of the most striking photos of the pandemic's impact so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Almost a year ago, on December 31, 2019, ...
Tags: Health, Photos, UK, England, New York, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, White House, China, India, New York City, US, San Francisco


BioNTech's CEO said there's a 'relatively high' possibility the vaccine they made with Pfizer will protect against the UK's new coronavirus variant

An Ohio State employee receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination. AP Photo/Jay LaPrete BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin, whose company is Pfizer's vaccine partner in Europe, told reporters on Tuesday that the "likelihood" their shot would work with regards to the UK variant was "relatively high," the Associated Press reported. Sahin noted that "we don't know at the moment if our vaccine is also able to provide protection against this new variant," and it will take up to two weeks to get da...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Associated Press, University of Bristol, Pfizer, Vaccine


A 57,000-year-old mummified wolf pup was found in Yukon permafrost. It's so well preserved that everything but the eyes is intact.

A close-up of the mummified wolf pup's head found in the Yukon, showing her teeth. Government of Yukon A gold miner in Canada's Yukon found the 57,000-year-old body of a female wolf pup in melting permafrost. According to a new study, it is the most complete wolf mummy ever found.  The wolf's fur, teeth, and soft tissues are intact — only the eyes are missing. Researchers think the 7-week-old pup died after her den collapsed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A 7-week...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Animals, Russia, Trends, Ap, Earth, Canada, Anthropology, North America, Mummies, Eurasia, Yukon, Wolf, Northern Hemisphere


US clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, second shot in arsenal

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day. Much-needed doses are set to arrive Monday after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health. The move marks the world’s first authorization for Moderna’s shot...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, Science, News, California, Washington, Germany, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Sport, European Union, Ap, Lego, Britain


The feds insist there's enough vaccine for all states after some officials questioned why the government cut back their shipments

Dr. Jason Smith showed off his bandage after getting vaccinated at the University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images The federal government says it's on track to get the expected number of coronavirus vaccines out to Americans, but some states are confused why they could be getting fewer doses than they thought. Six states have reported they are seeing up to a 40% reduction in the number of doses they expected. Pfizer has said it has delivered every dose that was ordered and h...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, Pentagon, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Dc, Business Insider, Trump, US Food and Drug Administration, Tampa Bay Times, Jason Smith


No, the coronavirus vaccine won't make you infertile

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP A now-blocked Facebook post that went viral claimed the coronavirus vaccine could cause infertility. It suggested incorrectly that the vaccine teaches the body to attack a protein inv...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Science, Cdc, Pregnancy, Trends, Ap, Chicago, Austin, Fertility, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Conspiracy Theories


Pfizer said it had millions of doses of vaccine sitting in a warehouse because the federal government hadn't told it where to send them

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine being prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sunday. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer released a statement Thursday to deny claims it was having issues producing its COVID-19 vaccine.  It came after officials in more than a dozen states complained that they were receiving fewer doses than promised and the US secretary of health and human services mentioned "...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, News UK, Michigan, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, Nevada, Trump, Health And Human Services, Interior, KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN


Pfizer said it has millions of doses of vaccine sitting in a warehouse because the federal government hasn't told it where to send them

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer released a statement Thursday to deny claims that it was having issues producing its COVID-19 vaccine.  It came after officials in more than a dozen states complained that they were receiving fewer doses than promised, and a Trump official claimed there were "manufa...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, News UK, Michigan, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, Nevada, Trump, Health And Human Services, Interior, Lindsay


An inmate who is scheduled to be executed just 5 days before Biden takes office tested positive for COVID-19

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump's lame-duck period.  The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among inmates.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, Prison, Maryland, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Penalty, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons


An inmate whose scheduled to be executed just 5 days before Biden takes office tested positive for COVID-19

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump's lame-duck period.  The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus cases among inmates.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, Prison, Maryland, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Penalty, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons


Moving scenes show the first coronavirus vaccine in the US being administered to healthcare workers across the country

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images Healthcare workers administered shots to their colleagues across the nation this week, beginning the next long-awaited phase of the pandemic since it began in March. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last Friday, and the first batches of the vaccine rolled out earlier this week. The vaccine is said to be 95% effective, experts said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The f...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 1 year, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 73 million people and killed more than 1...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China



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