Tag: Science

Scientists in Danger in Afghanistan, Their Research in Jeopardy

Sept. 3, 2021 — Scientific research is becoming one of the casualties as the Taliban again take control of Afghanistan, say experts who have...

Lack of diversity in patent holders means ‘half of the population’ isn’t getting needs met, economist Lisa Cook says

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. Innovation holds the promise...

FDA authorizes an extra COVID-19 dose for people with weak immune systems in the first regulatory OK for a booster shot in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Thursday authorized an extra COVID-19 shot for people with compromised immune systems in a move that underscores the...

Why the asteroid Psyche 16 is worth more than the entire global economy of planet Earth

Scientists believed that the asteroid Psyche 16 was a body with no monetary value, but new research indicates that it is richer than the entire...

Your body in space – CNN

Explode like the miner Tarlow in the 1981 “Outland” movie as all the blood in your body boils Gasp your last breath but float off...

Best linen sheets of 2021

CNN —   Compared to fabrics like cotton, linen sheets are expensive — we’re talking a median price of around $200 — but that high...

The delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous strains of the virus, federal health officials say, as they urge vaccinations

Federal health officials struck a serious tone on Monday, once again urging Americans to get vaccinated and calling on more employers to require COVID-19 vaccines....

Tired and retired? Here’s how to get a good night’s sleep

After decades of toiling in the working world, you’re exhausted. Retirement is your chance for renewal, where you can regain energy and lust for life....

Apollo 15 anniversary: 50 years ago, NASA put a car on the Moon

David R. Scott was not about to pass by an interesting rock without stopping. It was July 31, 1971, and he and James B. Irwin,...

‘Superbug’ fungus spread in 2 cities, health officials say

U.S. health officials say they now have evidence that an untreatable “superbug” fungus has spread in two hospitals and a nursing home By MIKE STOBBE...

Researchers: Virus surge a ‘raging forest fire’ in Arkansas

Public health researchers are calling the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Arkansas a raging forest fire, and the state’s top health official says he...

Pfizer is making the case for COVID-19 booster shots, but Fauci says we don’t need a third dose yet

A very public regulatory debate about COVID-19 booster shots has seemingly put Pfizer at odds with federal health officials who say it’s not necessary to...

Expert says warming link to Europe floods ‘plausible’

With extreme weather killing more than 150 people in Europe and searing heat across parts of North America, the debate around climate change has grown...

US drilling approvals increase despite Biden climate pledge

BILLINGS, Mont. — Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest...

Pfizer, citing Israeli data that says the delta variant is making its COVID-19 shot less effective, calls for boosters. Medical experts say it’s too soon to worry.

Israel this week said the delta variant is blunting the effectiveness of BioNTech BNTX, +4.55% and Pfizer’s PFE, +0.92% COVID-19 vaccine, but how well a...

Dodow sleep aid review | CNN Underscored

CNN —   If you’re like myself and countless others, you may have trouble falling asleep at night. Dodow is looking to change that, one...

As worries emerge about the delta variant and the J&J shot, health officials — and, so far, the research — say the vaccinated are still protected

The delta variant is already the most dominant strain of the virus in some U.S. states, and that’s putting some Americans easing back into “normal”...

‘Dragon Man’ Skull Found In China Could Be Closest Kin Of Modern Humans

A large skull discovered in China may be from a surprise, very close kin of modern humans, researchers have revealed.  The new species of ancient...

Opinion: Riches await whoever can solve this EV conundrum

Here’s an important metric concerning America’s electric car industry: The ratio of EVs to recharging stations. There obviously have to be enough to make easy...

China set to send first crew to new space station Thursday

China is set to send the first three crew members to its new space station on Thursday morning By SAM McNEIL Associated Press June 16,...

Senate passes bill that targets China and chips in 68-32 vote

The Democratic-run Senate, with some Republican support, passed legislation on Tuesday that targets China and aims to support the American semiconductor industry, in a sign...

Best fitness trackers 2021 | CNN Underscored

CNN —   While Fitbit was one of the first companies to go beyond simple step counting — giving insight into calories burned, sleep data...

China’s Mars rover touches ground on red planet

China’s first Mars rover has driven down from its landing platform and is now roaming the surface of the red planet ByThe Associated Press May...

View: China lab leak theory goes viral

Did a Chinese wet market breed Sars-CoV-2? Or did the virus escape from China’s high-security Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV)? Despite its association with ‘conspiracy...

Four COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in children and teens. Here’s when different age groups could become eligible for shots.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to grant emergency-use authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds within the week. If that occurs,...