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Watch video of NASA test-firing the world's most powerful rocket stage

Crews at Stennis Space Center lift the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System into place at test stand B-2 on January 22, 2020. NASA NASA plans to test-fire the core stage of its Space Launch System on Saturday around 4 p.m. EST. The core stage will burn through more than 700,000 gallons of liquid propellant over eight minutes while strapped to a test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA TV plans to broadcast live coverage of the firing — the final test in the ag...
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Watch live video of NASA test-firing the world's most powerful rocket stage for 8 minutes

Crews at Stennis Space Center lift the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System into place at test stand B-2 on January 22, 2020. NASA NASA plans to test-fire the core stage of its Space Launch System on Saturday around 5 p.m. EST. The core stage will burn through more than 700,000 gallons of liquid propellant over eight minutes while strapped to a test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA TV plans to broadcast live coverage of the firing — the final test in the ag...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Florida, Science, News, Mississippi, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Orion, Rockets, Associated Press, Boeing, Artemis, Northrop Grumman


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


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


Report: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Will Finally Be Charged for Poisoning Flint's Water

Y’all. Former Michigan governor and certified monster Rick Snyder will catch charges for his role in the Flint water crisis, according to the Associated Press. You absolutely love to see it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Pollution, Michigan, Associated Press, Environmental Justice, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis


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


California dentists can now administer coronavirus vaccines amid the state's massive surge in cases

Engineers and volunteers stand outside a mobile field hospital at UCI Medical Center, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Orange, Calif. California's overwhelmed hospitals are setting up makeshift extra beds for coronavirus patients, and a handful of facilities in hard-hit Los Angeles County are drawing up emergency plans in case they have to limit how many people receive life-saving care. Photo/Jae C. Hong On Monday, the Department of Consumer Affairs in California issued a waiver that allows d...
Tags: Science, News, California, Disney, US, Trends, Hospital, Healthcare, Dentists, Associated Press, Vaccine, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California, Department Of Consumer Affairs, Los Angeles County


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 ...
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How Israel got vaccines to 9% of its population in less than 2 weeks - far more than any other country

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 20, 2020. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo In less than two weeks, Israel has provided vaccine doses to nearly 9% of its residents. By contrast, the US has gotten doses to .95% of its population, and the UK less than 1.5%.  Experts say Israel's small size, along with its aggressive vaccine procurement efforts and universal, centralized healthcare system put the country ahead.  Visit Business Insi...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Singapore, Israel, US, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Palestine, West Bank, Who, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer


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...
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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


AstraZeneca's vaccine is expected to work on new COVID-19 strains, says CEO

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. Dado Ruvic/Reuters AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot says his company's COVID-19 vaccine "should remain effective" against mutated virus strains, reports The Sunday Times.  "But we can't be sure, so we're going to test that," Soriot told the newspaper. A new virus strain discovered in the UK may be up to 70% more transmissible, according to Reuters. At least 7 people in Japan tested positive for the new variant, reports The Associated Press.  Visit Business ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, South Africa, NHS, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Oxford University, Reuters


2020 as seen from space: Satellite images reveal wildfires, oil spills, hurricanes, and catastrophic explosions

Five tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin on September 14, 2020. NOAA GOES-East Satellites orbiting Earth photographed the most devastating and world-changing events of the year from above. When wildfires engulfed Australia, protests erupted across the US, and a historic astronaut mission launched, satellites tracked it all. The 21 satellite images below also reveal oil spills, explosions, and pandemic lockdowns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Anybody can see that ...
Tags: South Korea, Space, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Science, News, Minneapolis, Australia, California, Washington, North Korea, Oregon, US, Trends


Lawmakers are fighting over the ethics of taking a COVID-19 vaccine before healthcare workers and the elderly

US Vice President Mike Pence receives the COVID-19 vaccine on December 18, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A handful of both Republican and Democratic members of Congress are objecting to their colleagues receiving the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of more vulnerable populations.  The attending physician of Congress and the Supreme Court, Brian Monahan, has told members of Congress that "there is no reason why you should defer receiving this vaccine."  Public health experts told Insider that...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Hawaii


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


Previously untouched by the pandemic, Antarctica has reported its first cases of COVID-19

People walk along Orne Harbour, Antarctica, on February 6, 2020. Reuters The first COVID-19 cases have been reported in Antarctica. The remote continent was the last to remain untouched by the pandemic. The 36 cases broke out among people stationed at a Chilean research base. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19 has arrived on the most remote continent in the world.Antarctica's isolation had allowed it to ward off the pandemic for the last year, but this week the co...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Trends, Cases, Chile, Antarctica, Army, Associated Press, Abc News, Reuters, Johns Hopkins University, Punta Arenas, El Mercurio, Coronavirus, COVID-19


5 healthcare workers on what it was like to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the minimal side effects they experienced

Healthcare workers at Yale New Haven Hospital receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines last week. Courtesy of Yale New Haven Health After the FDA approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 11, shipments of the vaccine quickly began been rolling out to hospitals across the US. Frontline workers and other healthcare professionals have been among the first scheduled to receive the vaccine — including five who spoke with Business Insider after getting the shot. Pediatrici...
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5 healthcare workers on what it was like to be get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the minimal side effects they experienced

Healthcare workers at Yale New Haven Hospital receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines last week. Courtesy of Yale New Haven Health After the FDA approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 11, shipments of the vaccine quickly began been rolling out to hospitals across the US. Frontline workers and other healthcare professionals have been among the first scheduled to receive the vaccine — including five who spoke with Business Insider after getting the shot. Pediatrici...
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Congress Finally Reaches Deal on How Many Pennies to Throw to Americans

Congressional leaders have reached a bipartisan deal on an almost $1 trillion covid-19 economic relief package Sunday afternoon that would establish a temporary $300 per week bump in unemployment benefits and send $600 stimulus checks to most Americans, the Associated Press reports. Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Senate, Economics, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Stimulus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


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...
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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 "...
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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


Coronavirus live news: UK deaths climb as Australia battles to contain Covid-19 cluster

Italy announces new lockdowns; Australian states consider closing borders to NSW; France death toll surpasses 60,000Mike Pence receives Covid-19 vaccine on live TV: ‘I didn’t feel a thing’Austrians who pass antigen test to be exempt from lockdownUnions say mass testing of England’s pupils ‘undeliverable’Belgian minister tweets EU’s Covid vaccine price list to anger of manufacturers 11.22pm GMT 11.10pm GMT One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested posi...
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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...
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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


7 Tyson pork plant managers accused of betting on how many workers would contract COVID-19 have been fired

Workers leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., Thursday, May 7, 2020. The plant was expected to reopen Thursday after closing on April 25 after nearly 900 employees tested positive for the coronavirus. AP Photo/Michael Conroy Tyson Foods fired seven managers at a Waterloo, Iowa pork plant for creating a betting pool on how many workers would catch COVID-19, at the start of the pandemic.  Last month, an independent investigation was launched into the allegations wh...
Tags: Science, Trends, Retail, Associated Press, Logansport, Tom Hart, Tyson, Tyson Foods, Waterloo Iowa, Coronavirus, COVID, Dean Banks, Sarah Al Arshani, Waterloo Facility, Isidro Fernandez, AP Photo Michael Conroy Tyson Foods


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...
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Canada admitted losing out to other rich countries getting early COVID-19 vaccines, showing how fierce the competition is

A nurse is inoculated with the Pfizer/BioNTEch coronavirus vaccine in Toronto, Canada on December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Canada said it faces tough competition from other countries to secure COVID-19 vaccines, meaning it will not be able to roll them out as fast as the UK and US. Anita Anand, a Canadian minister, said "we are dealing with an incredibly competitive global environment." Campaigners have warned that rich countries' outsize ability to buy vaccines means poorer countri...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, European Union, Ap, Cnn, Canada, Britain, New York Times, News UK, Amnesty International, Oxfam, Anita Anand, Associated Press, Pfizer



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