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CDC Panel Endorses Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For People 65 and Older

A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group unanimously voted Thursday to recommend distributing Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 booster shots to older Americans and nursing home residents, clearing the way for the agency to give t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotSep 23rd, 2021

PayPal Exploring a Purchase of Pinterest, Valuing Social Media Firm at $39 Billion

PayPal is exploring an acquisition of social media company Pinterest, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. From a report: San Jose, California-based PayPal has recently approached Pinterest about a potential deal, the people said, asking not to be i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 38 min. ago

Google introduces Real Tone to fight bias in camera tech

One of Google's blog posts that came with the Pixel 6 presentation, along with the announcement page for Real Tone, both admit that Google in the past has had problems accurately representing people of color with its photo technology. The blog post e.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Pandemic Year One Saw a Dramatic Global Rise in Anxiety and Depression

In hindsight, 2020 witnessed a disproportionate mental health burden on women and young people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

The Smartest Way to Use Rapid At-Home COVID Tests

The self-administered tests are sold over the counter, holding out the promise of safer gatherings. But interpreting results requires savvy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Assessing COVID Risk and More with Air Quality Monitors

The consumer devices track pollutants as well as CO2—a proxy for potentially virus-laden human breath -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Risk of Dangerous Heat Exposure Is Growing Quickly in Cities

Population growth, climate change and the urban heat island effect are combining to put more people at risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Gut Bacteria Change as You Get Older--and May Accelerate Aging

Microbe types in older people’s intestines are different and are linked to disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Who Needs a COVID Booster Shot? Experts Answer Common Questions

Now that the FDA has authorized the shots for a broad range of Americans, many people want to know if they need a booster dose. Here’s what we have learned so far -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Will Giving COVID Booster Shots Make It Harder to Vaccinate the Rest of the World?

Wealthy countries have bought up most of the available vaccine doses for booster shots but still have far more than they need -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

How Squid Game Stays A Secret Despite So Many People Going Missing

Netflix's Korean survival drama Squid Game has captured the imagination of a global audience, but how exactly does the game stay a secret despite so many people going missing? The Netflix smash hit establishes that a group of weal.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Why The Seinfeld & Elaine Romance Subplot Went Nowhere After Season 2

Seinfeld did have the makings of a long-term Jerry-Elaine romance, but it ultimately went nowhere - here's why. Seinfeld explored multiple romantic relationships Elaine and Jerry had with other people, but rarely addressed the prospect of bringing th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Shots for Kids Get Closer, US Strategy Evolves, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

The Malaria Vaccine Is a Big Deal, but Not a Silver Bullet

RTS,S proves that shots can work against parasites. But to eradicate this disease, scientists say we need more than just one tool......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

People Should Drink Way More Recycled Wastewater

Filtration technology produces water so pure, it would actually harm you if they didn’t put minerals back into it......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

More Covid Vaccine Boosters Are Coming. Who Should Get Them?

Federal advisers meet again this week to discuss third shots, but it’s still not clear what the best timing is—or what the US owes the world......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Lightweight electric wristband heaters for constant, portable warmth

As the fall chill settles in across the U.S., people are getting out their cozy sweaters and electric blankets, or stocking up on handheld heat packets for extra warmth. But sweaters and blankets are bulky, and heat packs only work for a little while.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Millions of people were evacuated during disasters last year – another rising cost of climate change

As world leaders prepare for the COP26 climate talks next month, it's worth recalling a sobering line from the royal commission's report into the 2019–20 Australian bushfires: "what was unprecedented is now our future.".....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

Researchers design antibodies that destroy old cells, slowing down aging

No one knows why some people age worse than others and develop diseases -such as Alzheimer's, fibrosis, type 2 diabetes or some types of cancer- associated with this aging process. One explanation for this could be the degree of efficiency of each or.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 10 min. ago

What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa

It's been over 20 months since the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 as a global health emergency and pandemic. It's estimated that the resulting reductions in travel in 2020 alone wiped US$4.5 trillion from the global tourism economy and.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 10 min. ago

Maintaining a transformational trajectory

While navigating recovery from Covid, we are by no means out of the storm, therefore, employing transformational technology will be a critical component of success......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago