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A 3-foot-long mammoth tusk hidden on the ocean floor could offer clues about the ancient creatures

Members of the science team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute observe the mammoth tusk.Darrin Schultz © 2021 MBARI Scientists discovered a 3-foot-long mammoth tusk roughly 10,000 feet below the ocean's surface. The deep sea is ideal for preserving remains, though mammoth fossils rarely wind up there. The tusk belongs to a young female mammoth. Scientists are using it for clues about how she lived. To the untrained eye, it may have looked like a giant wood log. In reality, sc...
Tags: Science, News, California, Trends, Ocean, Jurassic Park, The New York Times, Archeology, North America, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Indiana Jones, Marine Biology, Tusk, Deep Sea, University Of Michigan, Paleontology


7 doctors got COVID-19 days after going to an anti-vax conference in Florida

A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign in California. The protest is unrelated to the November 2021 conference.David McNew/Getty Images Seven doctors tested postive or got COVID-19 symptoms after attending an anti-vaccine conference. The event organizer told the Daily Beast that he didn't see the event as a superspreader. One of those infected bragged about using ivermectin while at the conference. Seven doctors who went to an anti-vaccine conference in Florida tested postive for COV...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, California, Trends, Earth, News UK, The Daily Beast, David McNew Getty, Anti-vaccination, Anti-vaxxers, Boros, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Littell


Linda Evangelista says CoolSculpting left her disfigured. Five women say it happened to them too

A doctor holds the instrument used in CoolSculpting.Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images CoolSculpting has been sold as a quick and easy route to a slimmer silhouette. Supermodel Linda Evangelista filed a lawsuit in September saying CoolSculpting left her disfigured due to an adverse reaction known as PAH. Sometimes called the "stick of butter effect," PAH may be more common than people think. Insider talked to women who experienced it.  For the last decade, CoolSculpting has been m...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Science, News, Instagram, Medicine, Obesity, California, Trends, Body Image, Fat, Plastic Surgery, Khloe Kardashian, Diana, Fda


New York City and 3 states offer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, bypassing CDC guidance

A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.Radek Mica/Getty Images California, Colorado, New Mexico, and New York City are telling healthcare providers to offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults. The guidance bypasses the CDC's current restrictions on booster shots. Public-health experts remain divided on whether boosters are necessary for everyone. Any adult who wants a COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after they're fully vaccinated can get one in three states, plus New York Cit...
Tags: Europe, Post, Science, News, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Cdc, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, Philadelphia, Pfizer


Universities are using vaccine mandates and testing to pave the way to a new norm in the pandemic

Clinical lab techs work in one of the labs to process the samples from students at a Northeastern University facility in Burlington, MA on Nov. 25, 2020. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images College students were forced to pack up their things and learn online when COVID-19 hit. Several universities have relied on vaccine mandates and routine testing to reopen in person. Northeastern University started its own lab to safely resume in-person learning. Since the pandemic began, u...
Tags: Science, California, Boston, India, US, Trends, Testing, Universities, Man, Usc, Boston Globe, Northeastern University, Northeastern, Santa Clara University, Auclair, Burlington MA


2 states offer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, bypassing CDC guidance

A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images California and Colorado are telling healthcare providers to offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults. The guidance bypasses the CDC's current restrictions on booster shots. Public-health experts remain divided on whether boosters are necessary for everyone. California's public health department took COVID-19 booster shot recommendations into its own hands Thursday when it directed healthcare providers to give boosters t...
Tags: Europe, Post, Science, News, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Israel, Trends, Public Health, Delta, World Health Organization, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Biden


Wildfires in California and Siberia are throwing soot into the high atmosphere that's landing in the Arctic and melting polar ice

The South Fire burning in Lytle Creek, California, in August 2021. AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu Soot from fires in mid-latitudes are traveling all the way to the Arctic, scientists have found. The substance can speed the melting of ice and in turn could warm the atmosphere. The discovery may have far-reaching implications for the climate crisis. Wildfires have been brutal these past few years, and may have wider-reaching implications than first realized.The vast blazes send soot particles so ...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Trends, Nasa, Earth, News UK, Arctic, Siberia, North America, Antarctic, Reuters, University Of Tokyo, Arctic sea, Arctic Council, British Antarctic Survey


A California aquarium vaccinated 8 sea otters against COVID-19 because they might be susceptible to the virus

A wild otter feeds on fish at Marina bay reservoir in Singapore on October 3, 2016. ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has vaccinated eight sea otters against the coronavirus. The zoo chose to vaccinate its otters because of a belief that they're susceptible to the virus. Sea otters find food on the sea floor, so lethargy and poor breathing from COVID-19 would make it hard to survive. An aquarium in California has vaccinated eight sea otters sin...
Tags: Health, Science, California, Animals, Singapore, Trends, Georgia, United States, New Jersey, Ohio, Times, Murray, Mike Murray, Monterey Bay, Marina, Seattle Times


An invisible gas that smells like 'rotten flesh sitting in the sun' is causing headaches and nausea in a California city

The Dominguez Channel in Carson, California, on October 11, 2021. Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The city of Carson, California, has smelled like vomit or rotten eggs for roughly a month. Local officials attribute the odor to a toxic, colorless gas called hydrogen sulfide. Some residents have developed headaches and nausea, likely as a result of the fumes. Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell was driving along the 405 freeway last month when she caught a whiff of rotten ...
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Parents are mixing human milk into their kids' cereals in hopes of giving them COVID-19 antibodies, report says

Cavan Images/Getty Images Some parents are breastfeeding their toddlers in hopes of protecting them from COVID-19. Parents who breastfeed for two years or more have been found to have higher antibody levels in their milk. However, it has yet to be seen if any immunity could be provided via nursing. Some California parents have decided to continue nursing longer than officially recommended in hopes of passing COVID-19 antibodies onto their kids via breast milk, the Los Angeles Times report...
Tags: Science, Parenting, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Breastfeeding, Evans, Vaccine, Times, Antibodies, Los Angeles Times, Gonzalez, Cavan, Marissa Evans, Coronavirus


Elon Musk said he'd donate $6 billion if the UN could prove it would help the hunger crisis. Here are all the other humanitarian disasters he's tried to fix, and how it's going so far.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk doesn't shy away from a crisis. He's actively working to solve existential problems like climate change and traffic gridlock. He's also tried to solve immediate issues like ventilator shortages to varying degrees of success. Elon Musk has courted controversy and made headlines for all the wrong reasons in the past, but he's also had some remarkable success in developing worl...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, California, Washington Post, Germany, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Ap, Earth, Cnn


The 'Delta Plus' variant -AY.4.2- has been detected in New York and California, but experts say not to panic

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication and Trinity College shows a model of a betacoronavirus - the type linked to COVID-19. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS, File AY.4.2, a daughter of the Delta variant, has been detected in New York and California. Some evidence suggests AY.4.2 may be slightly more transmissible than Delta, but experts aren't sure yet. Studying Delta's mutations could be a step toward variant-specific treatments. A new version of the coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, News, California, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, United Kingdom, Delta, San Diego, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Erin Schumaker


'They are liars or they are stupid': Arnold Schwarzenegger attacks world leaders over climate policies, arguing that cutting emissions can also boost the economy

Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Austrian World Summit in Vienna on July 1. Lisa Leutner/AP Arnold Schwarzenegger says leaders who argue acting on climate will hurt the economy are lying. His comments come ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Scotland. He says he is driving an electric car and has reduced his meat consumption by 70% to 80%. Arnold Schwarzenegger said any world leaders warning that fighting the climate crisis would damage the economy were "liars" or "stupid.""All of these count...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Scotland, US, Trends, Bbc, Vienna, News UK, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Schwarzenegger, Hummer, Climate Crisis, Cop26, Marianne Guenot, Lisa Leutner AP Arnold Schwarzenegger


'They are liars or they are stupid': Arnold Schwarzenegger attackers world leaders over climate policies, arguing that cutting emissions can also boost the economy

Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Austrian World Summit in Vienna, Austria on July 1, 2021. Lisa Leutner/AP Leaders who say mitigating climate change will hurt the economy are "liars," Schwarzenegger said. His comments come in the lead-up to the COP26 climate summit. He says he is driving an electric car and has reduced his meat consumption "about 70, 80%." Arnold Schwarzenegger said world leaders who warn that fighting climate change will be damaging to the economy are "liars" and "stupid.""A...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Scotland, US, Trends, News UK, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Schwarzenegger, Vienna Austria, Climate Crisis, Cop26, Marianne Guenot, Lisa Leutner, BBC Schwarzenegger


How a US government program advocated using nuclear explosions for construction, farming radioactive crops, and blasting holes in the moon

Atoms for Peace. U.S. Department of Energy; Los Alamos National Laboratory; U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration; Atomic Energy Commission; Samantha Lee/Insider A 50s US campaign called "Atoms for Peace" sought to bolster the reputation of nuclear weapons. It lasted for decades and encompassed schemes to use nukes to excavate highways and frack for gas. One expert called the campaign "propaganda" to cover up US nuclear proliferation. In 1963, nuclear experts h...
Tags: Science, Colorado, California, White House, Israel, US, America, Trends, Iran, Nasa, Colombia, Atlantic, Alaska, New York Times, News UK, Un


There's an ideal window to get your flu shot for the best protection: late October or the first week of November

A man walks past an ad for free flu shots outside a CVS drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020. Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images The CDC recommends getting a flu shot in September or October. But getting vaccinated in late October or the first week of November could maximize your protection. That's because flu shots get less effective each month, and flu cases usually peak from December to March. Pharmacies start advertising flu shots as soon as they become available in August. The Ce...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Colorado, Australia, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Vaccinations, Influenza, Seattle, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cvs, Southern Hemisphere


A shortage of glass bottles means wine is sitting in barrels for longer, leading it to taste 'like a sawmill'

Wine sometimes sits in barrels or tanks for longer than necessary because of a shortage of bottles. Morsa Images/Getty Images A shipping crisis and global shortages of products key to bottling wine has winemakers scrambling. Without bottles, wine often sits in barrels for longer, which can make it taste "like a sawmill." The shortage is so severe that one winery resorted to buying bottles with another vineyard's name on it. The supply-chain issues snaring container ships in traffic ja...
Tags: Science, News, California, Alcohol, Trends, Supply Chain, Long, Shipping, Retail, Wine, Vineyard, Shortages, Livermore California, Lloyd Davis, Phil Long, Winemaking


Before-and-after images of landmarks around the world show the devastating sea-level rise that's coming

Projected future sea levels at Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Climate Central A new study describes what would happen to global landmarks under various degrees of sea-level rise. In the best-case scenario, sea levels would rise nearly 10 feet in the next 200 to 2,000 years. But if global temperatures rise by 3 degrees Celsius, floods could overtake landmarks like the Statue of Liberty. Several times each year, the tide in Venice, Italy, rises more than 2 feet above the average sea leve...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, News, Climate Change, California, New York City, US, Trends, Global Warming, Ipcc, Spain, Shanghai, Sea Level Rise, Dubai, Buckingham Palace


A Florida school says vaccinated students must stay home for 30 days after each shot, citing a false claim that they'll infect others

Junior Molly Day got her first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Pennsylvania on May 3. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images Centner Academy in Miami, Florida said any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. The school is promoting a dangerous, debunked rumor that vaccinated students can infect others. An infectious-disease expert who spoke with WSVN characterized the false claim as "science fiction." A private school in Miami is re...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Cdc, Trends, Pennsylvania, Delta, Schools, Astrazeneca, Miami, Associated Press, Pfizer


A Florida school says students who get vaxxed must stay home for 30 days due to unfounded claim that they'll infect others

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Ridley, Pennsylvania on May, 3, 2021. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images Centner Academy in Florida told parents any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. That's because of a belief that vaccinated students can infect unvaccinated students, WSVN reported. An infectious disease expert who spoke with WSVN characterized that belief as "science fiction." A private...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Schools, Vaccine, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?

The first child born using the technique arrived last year. But can it really help reduce diseases in a new generation, or is it ‘techno-eugenics’?The birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978 provoked a media frenzy. In comparison, a little girl named Aurea born by IVF in May 2020 went almost unnoticed. Yet she represents a significant first in assisted reproduction too, for the embryo from which she grew was selected from others based on polygenic screening before implantation, to opt...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, California, World news, Genetics, Medical Research, Ethics, Louise Brown, Aurea, Center for Genetics and Society CGS


A half-mile installation just took 20,000 pounds of plastic out of the Pacific - proof that ocean garbage can be cleaned

An offshore Ocean Cleanup crew visits the new device in the ocean. The Ocean Cleanup The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization, aims to rid the world's oceans of plastic. The group recently debuted a new device that collected 20,000 pounds from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But some scientists worry the device still isn't effective or environmentally friendly enough. It's been nearly a decade since Boyan Slat announced at age 18 that he had a plan to rid the world's oc...
Tags: Science, News, California, Trends, Hawaii, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Trash, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Boyan Slat, Ocean Cleanup, Reuters, Plastic Pollution, Jenny, Center for American Progress, The Ocean Cleanup


A criminology professor was charged with wildfire arson in California. The crime is far more common than you think.

A firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway, also known as state Highway 118, in Simi Valley, California in 2018. AP/Ringo H.W. Chiu Gary Maynard, a criminology professor, was recently charged with willfully setting fire to US-owned land. In California, 9% of wildfires are caused by arson, officials say. Arson is becoming a more dangerous crime as rising temperatures lead to larger, more devastating fires. The strange case of a former criminology professor charged with set...
Tags: New York, Science, News, California, Washington, Environment, US, Sacramento, Arson, Trends, West, Canada, United States, Wildfires, New York Times, CAL FIRE


The best wildlife photos of the year show a curious grizzly, dueling reindeer, and fish swimming through a cloud of sperm

Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest awards images that showcase the diversity and fragility of life. This year, the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The winning photos show reindeer fighting over mates, seals giving birth, and a mountain gorilla enjoying the rain. The camouflage grouper is declining due to overfishing, but each July, beneath...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, News, California, Animals, Africa, US, Trends, Uganda, Wildlife, Alaska, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Natural History Museum, Virunga, Svalbard


Kids ages 5-11 could start getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine next month. Here's what to know and how to get your child a shot.

Finley Martin, 14, gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, on May 14, 2021 in California. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Pfizer has formally asked the FDA to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use among kids ages 5 to 11. A doctor who helped run Pfizer's vaccine trial told Insider he wants his kids to be "first in line." Here are the answers to common questions parents might have about the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. On ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Walgreens, New Jersey, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Miami, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Erin Schumaker


Tar balls are appearing on San Diego beaches, possibly linked to the pipeline breach in southern California

Container ships and an oil derrick line the horizon as environmental oil spill cleanup crews search the beach, cleaning up oil chucks from a major oil spill in Huntington Beach Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Lifeguards are seeing tar balls washing ashore San Diego beaches, according to local officials. Officials are testing the tar balls, but it is "very likely" linked to the Orange County oil spill. San Diego County will declare a state of eme...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, San Diego, Oil Spill, Orange County, San Diego County, Pacific Ocean, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Huntington Beach, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Fletcher, San Diego California


Southern California oil spill caused by a pipeline that split and was apparently dragged

Oil washes up on Huntington Beach, California, October 3, 2021. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo The Southern California oil spill was caused by a split underwater pipeline. Divers say the pipeline was apparently dragged, according to the Associated Press. More than 125,000 gallons of crude oil was leaked into the Pacific Ocean. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Southern California oil spill that saw more than 125,000 gallons of crude oil leak into the Pacific Ocean was caus...
Tags: Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Long Beach, Associated Press, Oil Spill, Orange County, Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Socal, Huntington Beach


The Earth is less bright than it used to be because there are fewer clouds in the air, a study found

Earth as seen from space, This view shows Hurricane Florence over the east coast of the US in 2018. NASA A study found that the Earth has lost some of its shine over time, a study found. They think it is because there are fewer clouds to bounce back the light. The phenomenon may have implications for the climate, though that requires more study. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Earth is bouncing back less light into space because its cloud coverage isn't what it use...
Tags: Cloud, Science, Climate Change, California, Americas, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, News UK, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Florence, University Of California, Goode


Coronavirus live news: California deploys National Guard, Pfizer jab ‘highly effective’ against hospitalisations

Extra help called in for overwhelmed hospitals in California; two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech are about 90% effective at preventing hospitalisations for at least six months, research reveals; Russia’s daily Covid cases hits highest level in monthsNew Zealand ends Covid elimination strategy in favour of suppression approachEngland sees sustained decline in hospital admissions for the first time out of lockdownUS sees dramatic drop in Covid cases and hospitalizations over past few weeksSee all ou...
Tags: UK, Science, California, Russia, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Pfizer, Coronavirus, National Guard Pfizer, monthsNew Zealand


Dead fish and birds are washing up on the coast of Southern California after more than 125,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean

A fish swims amidst oil as a major oil spill washes ashore on the border of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach at the Santa Ana River Jetties Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Dead fish and birds are washing ashore along the southern California coast after an oil spill over the weekend. A pipeline breach located five miles from Huntington Beach spilled 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The oil could spell out ecological disaster as it ...
Tags: Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Oil Spill, Orange County, Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles Times, Ecosystems, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Foley, Coast Guard



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