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Red Cross leader urged countries to combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, which he called a 'parallel pandemic' to the disease

Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images The head of the Red Cross, the world's largest humanitarian organization, said a vaccine alone cannot stop COVID-19 if governments fail to address misinformation about the disease. Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, called COVID-19 misinformation a "parallel pandemic." Rocca cited a Johns Hopkins University survey in 67 countries that found vaccine acceptance declined "significantl...
Tags: Health, Japan, Politics, UK, Science, News, France, Trends, Canada, Pakistan, Healthcare, Un, Red Cross, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine


Coronavirus live news: WHO says vaccines won't prevent short-term surge; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

Health body says there won’t be enough doses to prevent new wave in cases in next six months; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 4.22pm GMT Covid-19 deaths in the Americas have increased nearly 30% in November compared to the end ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Putin, Americas, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who


Tar Sands Pollution Is Giving Otters Limp Dick

Otters’ dick game is getting weaker, and toxic oil waste products are to blame, according to a new study in the journal Chemosphere. By dick game, I mean their actual penis bones, which are getting more brittle. This might sound like it’s just bizarre clickbait, which, yes. But it’s also actual science, and it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Otters, Canada, Penises, Alberta, Tar Sands, Limp Dick


Seismic guidelines underestimate impact of 'The Big One' on metro Vancouver buildings

Scientists examining the effects of a megathrust earthquake in the Pacific Northwest say tall buildings across Metro Vancouver will experience greater shaking than currently accounted for by Canada's national seismic hazard model.
Tags: Science, Canada, Vancouver, Pacific Northwest, Metro Vancouver


Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new daily infection record; Swiss advised against watching oom-pah bands

Singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authorities; Iran tightens pandemic measures by all but closing government officesNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 4.07pm GMT The spread of the coronavirus virus aro...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, US news, Iran, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Switzerland, South America, Alpine, Afp, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: US reports 2,157 new Covid-deaths in 24 hours; Sicily asks Cuba to send doctors and nurses

One person dies every 40 seconds from Covid-related illness in US in past day; Sicilian hospitals face personnel shortages; record daily deaths in GermanyDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.22pm GMT The Americas reported more than 1.5 million cases in the last seven days; the highest weekly number since the start of ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, United States, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Cuba, Sicily, North Central and South America


SpaceX successfully launches a Falcon 9 booster for a record seventh time

SpaceX has launched yet another Starlink mission, adding 60 more Starlink satellites to its low-Earth orbit constellation. That’s good news for its efforts to blanket the globe in high-speed broadband, and today’s flight is even better news for its equally important ambition of developing more reusable rocket systems, since the first-stage booster that helped launch today’s Falcon 9 rocket made a record-breaking seventh trip. SpaceX broke its own reusability records of six flights for a re...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Broadband, Canada, United States, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Space, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Coronavirus live news: daily death tolls surge in Italy and Spain

Italy reports most daily deaths since late March; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second wave; Swedish watchdog condemns shortcomings in nursing homesFrance to control lockdown easing with Europe wary of festive surgeRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing errorUK coronavirus – latest updates 6.06pm GMT Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has said ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Justin Trudeau, Jessica Elgot, Peter Walker


Identical evolution of isolated organisms

Palaeontologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the University of Calgary in Canada have provided new proof of parallel evolution: conodonts, early vertebrates from the Permian period, adapted to new habitats in almost identical ways despite living in different geographical regions. The researchers were able to prove that this was the case using fossil teeth found in different geographical locations.
Tags: Science, Canada, University of Calgary, Permian


Mexico deaths pass 100,000 as fragments found in Victorian sewage

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 1.10am GMT This blog is now closed. Follow our...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Marshall, Obrador, Coronavirus, MaySouth Australia


Coronavirus live news: Donald Trump Jr tests positive as Mexico deaths pass 100,000

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 12.25am GMT NSW has recorded another day of no...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Grant Stevens, Donald Trump Jr, Woodville, Obrador, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: 'Why change' strategy, says Mexican leader as its deaths pass 100,000

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 9.25pm GMT People whose immune systems respond...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Merck, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Obrador, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Canada fears big case rise could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 699 deaths in a day

Trudeau implores Canadians to stay home; Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regionsGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 7.17pm GMT The World Health Organization warned that growing antimi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, India, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, World Health Organization, Madrid, Trudeau


Coronavirus live news: Sweden reports record daily cases; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days

After unorthodox pandemic strategy, Sweden records 7,420 daily cases; Madrid to close borders with other regions; Germany says cases stabilising but not decliningSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions 2.13pm GMT...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Australia, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Madrid, Health Agency, Coronavirus


Killing of Rare Canadian ‘Spirit’ Moose Sparks Outrage, Sadness and a Search for Those Responsible

When a rare white female moose was found dead in northern Ontario, Canada, along a remote service road last month, nearby indigenous residents were shocked. The animal is considered sacred by indigenous peoples in the region, and hunting it is banned in the areas where the slain animal was found. Then came outrage,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Canada, Conservation, Ontario Canada, White Moose


Simple Invention Helps You Sober Up by Exhaling Alcohol

Scientists in Canada say they’ve found a new way to treat potentially life-threatening alcohol intoxication—by helping people literally breathe out the alcohol in their system. Their device, which is designed to allow people to hyperventilate safely, was found to speed up the clearance of alcohol from healthy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Alcohol, Canada, Lungs


Remote cardiac rehabilitation programs are effective alternatives to on-site services

Outpatient cardiovascular rehabilitation programs were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting patients' access to these important services.Health care systems in Canada and Japan implemented virtual or remote cardiac rehabilitation programs in response to the public health emergency.These programs were found to be as effective as in-person, outpatient rehabilitation services and could help to increase equitable access and participation rates for cardiac patients.
Tags: Japan, Science, Canada


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports record rise in cases and 446 deaths; Sweden hits record infections high

Italy registers 37,809 new cases, its highest daily tally; Sweden registers 4,697 new infections, highest since pandemic began UK closes Denmark travel corridor over mink Covid scareUK and others look for lessons from Slovakia mass testing schemeMelbourne residents urged to stay vigilant as restrictions easeUK coronavirus updates – live 4.08pm GMT Italy has registered 37,809 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the country’s highest ever daily tally, the health ministry said t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia, Ontario, Québec Continue, Coronavirus


Fast radio bursts were once thought to be alien broadcasts. New research suggests the mysterious signals come from dead stars.

The super-dense remains of a dead star, as captured by NASA observatories. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/CXC/Univ. of Ariz./Univ. of Szeged Astronomers have linked a mysterious fast radio burst to its source for the first time: a dead star within our galaxy. The dead star, known as a magnetar, released an explosion of X-rays and gamma rays with a single radio burst. The discovery suggests that these mysterious radio signals all come from magnetars. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Stars, Canada, X-ray, Aliens, University of British Columbia, California Institute of Technology, Guizhou, Fast, Fast Radio Bursts, FRB


DNA in seawater can reveal fish diversity in the deep ocean

A new study demonstrates the effectiveness of a novel method for using DNA in seawater samples to determine which fish species are present in a given part of the deep sea. A team of scientists from eDNAtec Inc. and colleagues from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Memorial University present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on November 4.
Tags: Science, Canada, PLOS ONE, Memorial University, eDNAtec Inc


About 1 in 40 of SpaceX's Starlink satellites may have failed. That's not too bad, but across a 42,000-spacecraft constellation it could spark a crisis.

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to surround Earth with Starlink satellites and provide global high-speed, low-latency internet service from orbit. SpaceX; Kevork Djansezian/Getty; Business Insider SpaceX has launched nearly 900 Starlink internet satellites, with plans for a constellation of 12,000 to 42,000 spacecraft this decade. The company says its satellites can avoid collisions using an ion drive, but about 2.5% may have failed because they are no longer maneuve...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Science, News, Fcc, China, India, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Canada


Key populations for early COVID-19 immunization in Canada

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends vaccinating key populations, such as people at risk of severe illness or death, those at risk of transmitting the virus and essential workers, during the initial rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada. The preliminary guidance, developed for the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Tags: Science, Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada PHAC


Expensive gene therapies raise challenges and opportunities: Expert panel report

Gene therapies are being approved for use in Canada, but could strain healthcare budgets and exacerbate existing treatment inequities across the country. However, there are opportunities to control spending, streamline approvals and support fair access through innovation, coordination and collaboration, according to a new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA).
Tags: Science, Canada


Astronauts on the space station see vibrant deserts, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS.

Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert Curbeam (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity. NASA Astronauts have lived on the International Space Station continuously for 20 years — the first expedition arrived on November 2, 2000. Astronauts have taken millions of pictures of their breathtaking views throughout those two decades, capturing from sprawling city lights to volcanic eruptions. Here are the 27 b...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Australia, France, Africa, Trends, Iran, Nasa, Earth, Features, Unesco, Canada, Chile, International Space Station, Paris


Starting kindergarten on the right foot

Going into kindergarten already well-prepared gives a child advantagesgives a child many advantages later in life and lowers costs for society in the long term, researchers in Canada find.
Tags: Science, Canada


Canada should approve HIV self-testing

Canada should integrate self-testing for HIV into the health system to help reduce the burden of the disease, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.201160.
Tags: Science, Canada, CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal


The Linux Foundation wants to help combat COVID-19 with free, open source apps to tell people when they've been exposed to the virus

People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street in Kiev Reuters Linux Foundation launched a public health unit in July to use open source software to combat the coronavirus pandemic and future epidemics. The foundation now has two apps: COVID Green, which is built by NearForm developers in Ireland, and COVID Shield, which is built by Shopify developers in Canada. Currently, contact tracing apps are not widely used, but the general manager of the initiative is optimistic t...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Open Source, Mobile, Science, Enterprise, Washington, US, Trends, Canada, Ireland, Oxford, Oxford University, Shopify, Linux Foundation


There Are No Covid 'Internment Camps,’ in Canada or Anywhere Else

Earlier this month, anti-mask Ontario member of provincial parliament (MPP) Randy Hillier waved a sheet of paper on the parliament floor, demanding details from Premier Doug Ford’s administration on quarantine “internment camps.” In a spot-on impression of a prosecutor in a courtroom drama, Hillier told them, “surely…Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Conspiracy Theories, Ontario, Doug Ford, Hillier, Randy Hillier, Covid 19


SpaceX launches Starlink app and provides pricing and service info to early beta testers

SpaceX has debuted an official app for its Starlink satellite broadband internet service, for both iOS and Android devices. The Starlink app allows users to manage their connection – but to take part you’ll have to be part of the official beta program, and the initial public rollout of that is only just about to begin, according to emails SpaceX sent to potential beta testers this week. The Starlink app provides guidance on how to install the Starlink receiver dish, as well as connection s...
Tags: Android, TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Microsoft, Tech, Earth, Broadband, Canada, United States, Telecommunications, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Cnbc, Spacecraft


A 26-year-old coronavirus patient who was almost taken off life support just walked out of the hospital a survivor

Medical workers treat COVID-19 in Madrid. Reuters A 26-year-old North Carolina coronavirus survivor returned home Tuesday after her heart repeatedly stopped beating for 30 minutes. She had suffered complications including strokes, which have struck other young coronavirus patients for reasons doctors don't fully understand.  Doctors also don't know why some critically ill young patients who were previously healthy die while others bounce back.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Science, Trends, Brain Health, Canada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Michael, Strokes, Reuters, Goldsmith, Western University, Winston Salem, Hairston, Adrian Owen, Craver, Aylin Woodward



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