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Science 2020-12-02T13:50:00Z
arecibo observatory damage radio receiver platform

The Arecibo telescope tracked dangerous asteroids, broadcast to potential aliens, and starred in a Bond film. Here's what the world lost when it collapsed.

Once the world's largest radio telescope, Arecibo helped confirm Einstein's theories and proved scientists wrong about Mercury.
Premium Healthcare 2020-12-02T13:49:38Z
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How the pharma giant Pfizer teamed up with a little-known biotech to develop an effective coronavirus vaccine in record time

Pfizer worked with the German biotech BioNTech to develop a coronavirus vaccine in under a year, an unprecedented scientific feat.
Science 2020-12-02T07:56:20Z
china probe moon landing; puerto rico telescope collapse

On the same day China landed a probe on the moon, the US's massive telescope in Puerto Rico collapsed

A step forward in space exploration for China and humankind, on the same day as a colossal step backwards for the US.
Healthcare 2020-12-02T07:16:09Z

The UK approved Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, the first Western nation to give it the green light

The UK health regulator has said Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine is safe and works against COVID-19. UK distribution is expected to begin within days.
Science 2020-12-02T02:50:16Z

The US is averaging one COVID-19 death per minute, according to a global heath expert

Beth Bell, a global health expert, shared the grim death rate during a federal advisory panel meeting to vote on the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine.
Science 2020-12-01T22:01:11Z

Trump's vaccine czar said he has 'no reason to believe' the FDA has altered how it reviews COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of the president's frustration over how long the process takes

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has reportedly asked the head of the FDA why the agency has not moved faster in approving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Science 2020-12-01T21:30:00Z

Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day, yet they aren't unhealthy

Sumo wrestlers can weigh 400 pounds, yet they don't suffer from heart attacks, strokes, or other symptoms of obesity. Here's how they stay healthy.
Science 2020-12-01T19:47:37Z

China just landed its Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the moon. The mission could bring moon rocks to Earth for the first time in 40-plus years.

The samples will come from a previously unexplored volcanic plain. China aims to send them back to Earth before the end of 2020.
News 2020-12-01T18:43:16Z

Kristi Noem's grandmother died in a nursing 真人百家家乐网站home hit by COVID-19 as the South Dakota governor continued to downplay the virus

Gov. Kristi Noem's 98-year-old grandmother Aldys Arnold died on November 22, while living at a nursing 真人百家家乐网站home in Estelline, South Dakota.
Science 2020-12-01T18:15:00Z

What would happen if you stopped sleeping, day by day

Any amount of sleep deprivation is bad for your physical and mental health. Here's what would happen, day by day, if you stopped sleeping altogether.
Science 2020-12-01T18:09:37Z

8 people who died from COVID-19 after letting down their guards or falling for anti-science rhetoric

After spending many months isolated, people are letting down their guards. Others never had their guards up. In some cases, it kills them.
Politics 2020-12-01T17:07:20Z

'An effort to restore the rule of law': GOP lawmakers file articles of impeachment against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine over COVID-19 restrictions

"There's a small number of people out there making a lot of noise," DeWine said in response to accusations of malfeasance and abuse of power.
Science 2020-12-01T15:49:19Z

The Arecibo telescope's 900-ton platform has crashed into its disk below and destroyed the iconic radio observatory

One of Earth's key radio telescopes fell in on itself, dealing a major blow to astronomers' searches for hazardous asteroids and alien life.
Politics 2020-12-01T13:37:54Z

The rise and fall of White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who had Trump's ear and fought with experts like Fauci

Atlas, a healthcare policy expert, resigned on Monday after less than four months advising President Donald Trump on the coronavirus pandemic.
Science 2020-12-01T13:28:00Z

A North Dakota public-health officer says she's been called 'Nazi' and 'tyrant' for trying to control the state's coronavirus outbreak

One in 10 North Dakota residents have gotten COVID-19. A state health officer is facing hate mail and vitriol as she tries to keep the rest safe.
Premium Cannabis 2020-12-01T13:00:00Z

Top psychedelics companies told us why they don't plan to participate in Oregon's historic magic mushrooms program: 'We've got our eyes on the long game'

Oregon voted to allow the use of magic mushrooms as a medical treatment, but psychedelics giants say the market opportunity remains unclear.

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Science 2020-12-01T11:03:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Politics 2020-12-01T03:24:12Z

Gov. Gavin Newsom considers new stay-at-真人百家家乐网站home orders in California as COVID-19 hospitalizations spike

About 75% of California's 7,733 intensive-care-unit beds are occupied, and Newsom has suggested hospitals could pass 100% of capacity in December.
Science 2020-12-01T02:48:38Z

Washington state launches 'WA Notify,' an anonymous, data-secure app through which COVID-19 positive users can anonymously notify exposure others who have been within 6 feet of them

Washington Exposure Notifications is a new anonymous and secure app developed by the state's department of health and the University of Washington.
Politics 2020-12-01T00:51:29Z

Controversial Trump advisor Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force

Atlas joined the task force in August as a special government employee, meaning his role was temporary and would not exceed 130 days.
Science 2020-12-01T00:28:56Z

Liverpool is attempting mass COVID-19 testing during the UK's lockdown — but the reaction to the program is mixed

Politicians and health experts are not unified over Liverpool's mass testing program. The lockdown could be misrepresenting its success.
Science 2020-11-30T23:06:26Z

A woman said she gave birth to a baby with protective COVID-19 antibodies after contracting the virus during pregnancy

A woman who had COVID-19 in March delivered a healthy son in November. Her doctor said the baby has antibodies thought to protect against the virus.
Healthcare 2020-11-30T22:08:47Z

Moderna just asked the FDA to ize its coronavirus vaccine, a key step before it can be given to more people

If the Food and Drug Administration izes Moderna's vaccine for emergency use, people could start getting shots in December.
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T21:16:37Z

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

Japanese intelligence officials told a US expert that Kim Jong Un received a trial COVID-19 vaccine from China within the last few weeks.
Science 2020-11-30T20:01:34Z

3 coronavirus vaccines so far seem to prevent COVID-19. Here's how their efficacy compares to vaccines for flu, measles, and more.

AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer's vaccines prevented COVID-19 in trials. Here's how the shots' efficacy rates compare to vaccines for other viruses.
Science 2020-11-30T18:31:27Z

Your complete coronavirus vaccine calendar: When candidates are likely to get ized, and when you could receive your shot

Pfizer's shot could be ized as early as December 10. Moderna's shot could be approved a week later.
Premium Healthcare 2020-11-30T18:09:49Z

How AstraZeneca and Oxford blew their big vaccine moment: A messy week that overshadowed what should have been a scientific victory

Scrutiny of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine centered on a lack of information in two areas: how well did the vaccine work? And how safe was it?
Science 2020-11-30T18:02:11Z

Vitamin D may not help with severe COVID-19 cases, contrary to what researchers thought

Despite previous evidence that vitamin D could prevent COVID-19 or reduce its severity, a new study found it didn't help patients in a hospital.
Science 2020-11-30T15:30:00Z

The Great Barrier Reef is at a critical tipping point and could disappear by 2050

The Great Barrier Reef is at a critical tipping point. Experts say if global warming worsens, we could could lose this world wonder as early as 2050.
Premium Healthcare 2020-11-30T14:30:39Z

Inside Moderna's historic coronavirus vaccine program that transformed the biotech upstart into a $57 billion drug industry powerhouse

Moderna's vaccine was overwhelmingly successful at preventing COVID-19. The biotech aims to revolutionize vaccine research with its new technology.
Science 2020-11-29T22:29:04Z

The bugs that lay eggs all over your body

For some bug babies, your body is 真人百家家乐网站home sweet 真人百家家乐网站home. We explore all the awful ways these creepy crawlies have children beneath your skin.
Science 2020-11-29T19:00:00Z

THE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS EXPLAINER: How digital treatments could be a $9 billion opportunity by 2025

Business Insider Intelligence explores the drivers lighting a fire under the DTx market and unpacks the ways vendors reach their intended audiences.
News 2020-11-29T16:52:07Z

Fauci says 'it's going to be months' before a coronavirus vaccine is approved for children

Dr. Anthony Fauci said children are the last in line for a coronavirus vaccine, as it would be months before the right studies can start.
Science 2020-11-29T16:09:34Z

Fauci and public health experts are sounding the alarms about another coronavirus surge after Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday

"We might see a surge superimposed upon that surge we're already in," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Science 2020-11-29T10:00:00Z

BIG TECH IN HEALTHCARE: Here's who wins and loses as Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft hone in on niche sectors of healthcare

This report explores the key strengths and offerings the Big Four tech giants – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft – bring to healthcare.
News 2020-11-29T09:43:37Z

10 people in Sweden told us their trust in the government is dwindling as it pivots away from its no-lockdown coronavirus policy

Business Insider spoke to ten people in Sweden about their reaction to the country's COVID-19 pandemic strategy as the second wave takes its toll.
Science 2020-11-28T22:04:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Science 2020-11-28T13:26:00Z

Some masks offer far less coronavirus protection than others. Bandanas, scarves, and shields do an especially bad job.

Bandanas and scarves aren't very good at filtering respiratory particles. Masks with one-way valves do a poor job of protecting others.
Science 2020-11-28T12:03:09Z

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is reportedly being flown by United Airlines chartered flights to distribution hubs, in anticipation of FDA approval

United Airlines have chartered flights to deliver Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to distribution hubs, in anticipation of an FDA approval
Science 2020-11-28T10:04:00Z

Fresh air can combat COVID-19. For Italy's most polluted town, in the shadow of a steel mill, opening the windows is not an option.

Taranto, Italy, lies in the shadow of the largest steelworks in Europe, an environmental blight. The COVID-19 pandemic has made things worse.
Science 2020-11-28T04:22:14Z

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the country, gets a new stay-真人百家家乐网站home order after COVID-19 cases surge

The county's five-day average of new COVID-19 cases on Friday was 4,751, higher than the 4,500 cases limit that was set for issuing a lockdown.
Science 2020-11-28T01:01:40Z

The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases — less than a week after hitting 12 million cases

A report from Pantheon Macroeconomics estimated that the US could see 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of the year.
Science 2020-11-28T00:55:41Z

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he won't take a COVID-19 vaccine, and some public health experts are concerned it could stifle vaccination efforts

"His hardcore supporters might not get a shot and that will generate more political dispute on the right not to get vaccinated," Miguel Lago said.
Politics 2020-11-27T21:23:25Z

The mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, is a medical doctor. He reveals how he's wrestling COVID-19 outbreaks in the state's largest city.

"As a physician, I have to say it's one of those things that just finds a different way to get infiltrated into the community," Dr. Tim Mahoney said.
Science 2020-11-27T20:08:10Z

Earth will partially eclipse the Beaver Moon this weekend. Here's what that means.

Skywatchers across North America can watch our planet eclipse 83% of the full moon overnight on Sunday.
Healthcare 2020-11-27T19:40:49Z

We don't know if the coronavirus vaccines can stop the virus from spreading, but top scientists are pitching a new trial that could figure that out

We know the top vaccines can prevent people from getting sick with COVID-19. But we don't know whether they prevent people from spreading the virus.
Personal Finance 2020-11-27T17:26:48Z

Legendary Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert outlines 8 money principles will bring you the most happiness for your dollar

Money buys happiness, if you know how to spend it well. Think about that as you make Black Friday purchases.
Science 2020-11-27T17:00:51Z

One third of America ignored COVID-19 by gathering for Thanksgiving — and it's easy to see why

Our leaders have not done near enough within their power yet to deploy solid, evidence-based policies to make a dent in the pandemic.
Science 2020-11-27T16:41:28Z

Earth is much closer to a supermassive black hole than we thought

A new map of the Milky Way places Earth closer to the galaxy's center — and the supermassive hole therein, Sagittarius A*.
Science 2020-11-27T14:57:00Z

Archaeologists unearthed 160 sarcophagi from an ancient Egyptian necropolis. Some of the tombs were inscribed with mummy curses.

Saqqara, an ancient Egyptian city of the dead, has yielded countless mummies. The walls of some tombs have threatening curses inscribed on them.
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