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China says the Wuhan virus lab deserves a Nobel Prize. Meanwhile the US is trying to figure out whether it leaked the coronavirus.

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images China is fighting the theory that the coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The foreign ministry said last week that scientists there should be awarded the Nobel Prize. The lab leak theory was once widely dismissed, but it has recently gained new traction. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is calling for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to win a Nobel P...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, Zhao, Global Times, Getty Images China, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus


Amazon Has Removed RavPower From Its Store Amid Crackdown on Fake Reviews

Following a recent story from the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has removed RavPower and RavPower products from its online store in a renewed effort to crack down on fake reviews. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Review, Computing, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Aukey, Mpow, Wall Street Journal Amazon, Nicole Nguyen, 3d Publishing, Criticism Of Amazon, Technology Internet, User Review, Review Websites


China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections surged in countries using Chinese shots

Pedestrians wear masks as they walk on a street in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. AP Photo/Salim Ally Two Chinese shots have been welcomed by vaccine-deprived lower-income countries. But in some, cases of COVID-19 are surging even after widespread vaccination. In response, observers are questioning how well the shots work, angering China. See more stories on Insider's business page. By March, the Seychelles was one of the world's most vaccin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, China, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, New York Times, News UK


Big Tech Antitrust Crusader Lina Khan Joins the FTC

Today the senate overwhelmingly confirmed tech critic and 32-year-old Columbia professor Lina Khan to join the Federal Trade Commission by a vote of 69-28. They can agree on reforming big tech; given their track record of bitching and moaning and proposing terribly uninformed and/or nefarious proposals to do it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Companies, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Columbia, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tim Wu, Facebook Inc, Rohit Chopra, Big Tech, Lina Khan, Jurists


Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Genetics, Harvard, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department


House Lawmakers Say They Want to Break Up With Big Tech

A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced new antitrust legislation aimed at prying open Big Tech’s death grip on our lives. If the lawmakers get their way, it could mean that some of America’s largest tech companies will actually be broken up. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Publishing, Science, Monopoly, America, House, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Trump, U S House of Representatives, Legislatures, US House of Representatives, David Cicilline, David N Cicilline, Big Tech


Trump’s Miserable Mouthpiece Leaving for Fantastical Social Media Platform

Donald Trump’s longtime spokesperson and noted lawsuit loser Jason Miller is reportedly planning to enter a cocoon and re-emerge as an even fouler kind of insect: a social media tycoon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trumpism, Donald J Trump, Jason Miller, Parler, Presidents Of The United States, Politics Of The United States, American People Of German Descent, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Economy Of The United States, Social Media Use By Donald Trump


More people have died of COVID-19 in 2021 than in 2020 and it's only June

A coronavirus death in India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Coronavirus deaths in 2021 have already overtaken the total deaths from the virus in 2020. That's according to Johns Hopkins University data analysed by The Wall Street Journal. According to the paper's analysis, the tipping point was June 10. See more stories on Insider's business page. There have been more coronavirus deaths worldwide in 2021 than in all of 2020, highlighting the continued spread of the pandemic even as so...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Johns Hopkins University, Juan Forero, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


The world has reported more COVID-19 deaths in 2021 than in 2020, and it's only June

A coronavirus death in India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Known coronavirus deaths in 2021 have already overtaken the number recorded in all of 2020. That's according to Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Wall Street Journal. According to the paper's analysis, the tipping point was Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. More coronavirus deaths have been recorded worldwide so far in 2021 than in all of 2020, highlighting the ongoing nature of the pandemic ...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Johns Hopkins University, Juan Forero, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Biden Order Declares TikTok Not Quite a Threat to National Security, Yet

The Biden administration passed an executive order on Wednesday that seeks to create a “criteria-based” framework for establishing whether foreign-owned apps present national security risks or not. In so doing, the regulation overturned three executive orders previously signed by former President Trump that took a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Software, WeChat, Biden, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Mobile Applications, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Biden Family, Application Software, Donald Trumptiktok Controversy


Millions of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are set to expire this month, and states are scrambling to use up their stockpiles or send them abroad

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images States are racing to use up Johnson & Johnson vaccines set to expire later this month, per multiple reports. Ohio, which has 200,000 doses set to expire, says it can't send shots abroad or to other states. Public opinion of the jab has soured after reports of blood clots and manufacturing problems. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Oregon, White House, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Healthcare, Ohio, Philadelphia, Michigan, Fda, Johnson, Baltimore


China thought it had escaped blame for the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is facing a second reckoning

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Getty This time last year, China evaded international scrutiny over the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other countries now want to probe China's role again, and a once-mocked "lab leak" theory is back. China's initial success guarding its reputation in the wake of the pandemic now looks tenuous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Around this time time last year, China thought it had escaped blame for the start of the coronavirus pandemic...
Tags: Politics, Science, Australia, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Analysis, Beijing, Xi Jinping, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Biden


What to Know About the Latest Covid-19 Lab Leak Hype

The debate over the origins of covid-19 is reaching a fever pitch. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal published an article describing a report circulated within the U.S. government last year, which found that a virus research lab in Wuhan, China plausibly could have been the source of the pandemic. At the same time,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Wall Street Journal, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Amy Maxmen, Wuhan China, Richard Muller, Animal Diseases, Coronavirus, Steven Quay, Kristian Anderson, Medical Specialties, Coronaviridae, Zoonoses, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, Covid 19 Pandemic


State Department staff warned a Trump-appointed official against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing a probe would 'open a can of worms,' a leaked memo says

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 Government staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, Vanity Fair reports. State Department official Thomas DiNanno said staff thought a probe would "open a can of worms." The theory that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab has gained traction in r...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Who, State Department, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Wuhan, Trump, World Health Organization WHO


Elon Musk Is Indeed Pissing the SEC Off With His Tweets

Regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission have sent Tesla two separate warnings about CEO Elon Musk being on thin ice for his tweets in recent years, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, cautioning that the entrepreneur’s recent posts were in violation of a 2018 settlement agreement mandating that…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, SEC, Wall Street Journal, Hyperloop, Securities And Exchange Commission, Tesla Model S, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, The Boring Company, Car Classifications, Criticism Of Tesla Inc


California's Drought Is So Bad, Farmers Are Ripping Up Almond Trees

Farmers in California are beginning to feel the heat. As the state plunges into a worsening drought, water deliveries have drastically fallen in much of California’s farmland. That’s forcing farmers to make tough decisions about the future of their operations. Some farmers are ripping up certain crops to plant less…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Drought, Almonds, Nature, Agriculture, Wall Street Journal, Civil Defense, Hydrology, Tom Butler, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Droughts In The United States, Almonds In California


If You’re Reading This, You’re Not Welcome on the Elizabeth Holmes Jury

On Thursday, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes filed a 112-question survey for potential jurors for her fraud trial, which is set to begin in August. Presumably, it seeks to weed out people who would love to take time off work to watch this thing.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Science, Jury, Articles, The Wall Street Journal, Breitbart News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Breitbart, Kara Swisher, Ramesh, Businesspeople, Mass Media In The United States, Law Crime


'Clearview AI' Hit With Legal Complaints In 5 Countries, Accused of Face Recognition Abuse

Clearview AI, the American maker of a controversial facial recognition tool used mostly by police, is facing a downpour of legal complaints across Europe as of Thursday, alleging scopious privacy violations based on internal documents showing the company’s algorithm at work.Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Europe, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Buzzfeed, Articles, Walmart, Best Buy, Data Protection, Privacy International, Wall Street Journal, Data Security, ClearView, Hamburg Data Protection Authority, Noyb


The Senate unanimously passed a bill to declassify intel on the origins of COVID-19, including the Wuhan lab

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) questions former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at hearing of the Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on June 03, 2020 Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images The Senate passed a bill to declassify what the US government knows about the origins of COVID-19. Earlier Wednesday, President Joe Biden gave US intel 90 days to produce a report on the matter. Calls to investigate the origins of the coronavirus, especially the lab-leak theory, have grown. See more stories on...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Intelligence, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Hawley, Wuhan China, Rod Rosenstein, Jim Lo Scalzo


A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: Evidence for each theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, Switzerland, Food And Drug Administration, Who, World Health Organization, Npr


A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: The evidence for each theory of the coronavirus' origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, Switzerland, Food And Drug Administration, Who, World Health Organization, Npr


A mysterious advertising agency offered French and German influencers money to smear Pfizer's vaccine. The company has suspected ties to Russia.

A coronavirus vaccine vial in front of the Pfizer logo. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Influencers in France and Germany say an ad agency tried to pay them to diffuse misinformation. The agency specifically requested targets on the Pfizer vaccine, per Le Monde and the WSJ. The company appears to have ties to Russia, the reports said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A mysterious marketing agency tried to pay French and German social media influencers to spread misinformation about the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, France, Germany, Russia, Trends, Eu, News UK, Moscow, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Wall Street Journal, Journal


Jeff Bezos, a Real-Life Bond Villain, May Own James Bond Very Soon

Amazon Studios has already given noted yacht owner Jeff Bezos a big way into the Hollywood media space, between its Prime Video streaming offerings and its big plans for movies and TV. Very soon, those plans are potentially about to become even bigger because Amazon is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Science, Films, Disney, James Bond, Att, Warner Bros, Jeff Bezos, Robocop, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Wall Street Journal, MGM, Bezos, Amazon Studios


Why the Hillbilly Elegy Guy and Peter Thiel Are Backing a YouTube Clone for Republicans

The Hillbilly Elegy guy and right-wing billionaire Peter Thiel are teaming up to invest big money in a conservative alternative to YouTube called Rumble, the Wall Street Journal reported last week. Why would these ghouls want a piece of one of the web’s junkiest services?Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Youtube, Politico, Articles, Joe Biden, Software, Peter Thiel, Vimeo, Wall Street Journal, Operating Systems, Gawker Media, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Rob Portman


Coronavirus live news: Britain records 2,694 new Covid cases; Dominic Cummings criticises government over lockdowns

Germany to bar visitors from UK over Covid variants of concern; sewage samples being tested across England to monitor Covid variantsMore than 50m Covid vaccine doses given in EnglandScientist faces legal action for challenging hydroxychloroquine studyNepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreakBrazil: Bolsonaro never wanted vaccines, says senatorSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.30pm BST A former hospital worker in India with no medical education is running a small unlicensed cli...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Biology, China, Germany, India, US, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Delhi, Wall Street Journal, Dominic Cummings


A lab leak in Wuhan remains a 'viable' theory for the coronavirus' origin, an international group of scientists says

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, pictured on April 17, 2020. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty A WHO investigation found that it's extremely unlikely the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. But some scientists say the lab-leak theory remains viable and should be investigated further. There's no evidence the virus was present in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, experts are still...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, Trends, Switzerland, Who, World Health Organization, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Geneva Switzerland, NIAID, Stanford University School of Medicine, Hebei, Yunnan, US European Union


On the Visual Thesaurus: Vax vocab

Ever since the pandemic began in early 2020, I’ve kept track of the ways in which COVID-19 has influenced the way we talk and write. In my May column for the Visual Thesaurus I take a look at the latest corona-cabulary trend: vaccination words. From the names of pharmaceutical companies like Moderna—coined not from modern but from modified and RNA—to inventions like vaxhole and Fauci ouchie—we continue to make linguistic lemonade out of pandemic lemons. Full access to the column is restricted...
Tags: New York Post, UK, Science, US, Linguistics, Wall Street Journal, Neologisms, Javits Center, Fauci, Ben Zimmer, Naming, Nancy Friedman, Visual Thesaurus, Lynne Murphy, Ben Yagoda, Moderna


Melinda Gates Called Divorce Lawyers in 2019 After NYTimes Revealed Bill's Ties to Jeffrey Epstein: WSJ

Melinda Gates started talking with divorce lawyers in October of 2019 after the New York Times first revealed Bill Gates had met with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein on multiple occasions, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The report sheds new light on the timeline of the wealthy couple’s …Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Social Issues, New York Times, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Melinda Gates, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Arnold, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Brian Epstein, Businesspeople, Bridgitt Arnold


Colonial Pipeline, the Largest Fuel Pipeline in the U.S., Has Shut Down Over a Ransomware Attack

If you live on the East Coast and see fuel prices go up soon, there’s a good chance it’s because of the cyberattack that forced the Colonial pipeline, the country’s largest refined products pipeline, to shut down. There is currently no indication of when it will start back up again.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ransomware, Royal Dutch Shell, Fireeye, East Coast, Wall Street Journal, Koch Industries, Alejandro Mayorkas, Business Finance, Oil Pipelines, Colonial Pipeline, Pipeline Transport


The travel industry is capitalizing on people coming to the US to get COVID-19 vaccines

Signs offering COVID-19 vaccinations are seen outside of a CVS pharmacy in Washington, DC on May 7, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of tourists are coming to the US to get COVID-19 shots, the Wall Street Journal reported. The travel is mainly between Mexico and states like Texas and Florida. Mexican airlines have increased the frequency of flights between Mexico and South Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tourists are heading to the US for COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Science, California, Mexico, New York City, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Bill De Blasio, Dallas, Vaccine, Usa Today, Wall Street Journal, Cvs



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