FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots For Older and At-Risk Americans

After weeks of internal strife at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency on Wednesday authorized people over 65 who had received Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine to get a booster shot at least six months after their second injection. The N.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotSep 23rd, 2021

WhatsApp drops support for older Android devices still running Ice Cream Sandwich

WhatsApp users with older Android phones may soon find themselves cut off from service. Starting November 1, WhatsApp will pull support on Android phones running Android 4.0.4 or older. The new official standard is Android 4.1 (Jellybean) or newer. T.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News13 hr. 37 min. ago

Surprising Conflicts and Collaborations Built the Coronavirus Vaccines

A new book reveals how quiet scientists, big drug companies and the Trump administration raced to meet the COVID threat—and why kids are just now being considered for shots -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News13 hr. 37 min. ago

Using overpasses as shelter from tornado?

Meteorologists and emergency workers continue to contest the popular thinking that waiting out a tornado under an overpass is safe. According to the National Weather Service, doing so could actually increase the risk of death, in part because the win.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 37 min. ago

You only live once: Epidemiologists analyze health risks in all the James Bond films

Biggest risk might be to Bond's sexual partners: 27.1% them died shortly after sex. Enlarge / Epidemiologists analyzed all 25 James Bond films to assess 007's health risks while traveling around the world. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Gett.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 10 min. ago

Google is bringing new Pixel 6 features to older Pixel devices

Google Pixel 6 software features will start rolling out to older Pixel devices but don't expect the same camera improvements......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 10 min. ago

Poll: Majority in US concerned about climate

President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

“Uh, no”—Pfizer scientist denies Holmes’ claim that Pfizer endorsed Theranos tech

Pfizer diagnostic director said Theranos report was “not believable.” Enlarge / Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes inside the Robert F. Peckham US Federal Court on June 28, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (credit: Justin Su.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

White flight may still enforce segregation

As the population of people of color grows across the United States, white Americans are still prone to move when neighborhoods diversify, and their fears and stereotypical beliefs about other racial and ethnic groups may help maintain segregation, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

New Booster Approvals, Data on Kids" Shots, and More News

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

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Business composability: Mastering the risk of accelerating change and creating new business value

Enterprises must embrace business composability to thrive through disruption in 2022 and beyond, according to Gartner’s survey of CIOs and technology executives. Business composability is the mindset, technologies, and set of operating capabilities.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

New infosec products of the week: October 22, 2021

Here’s a look at the most interesting product releases from the past week, featuring releases from SecLytics, SecurID, Splunk, ThreatConnect and ZeroFox. ThreatConnect launches Risk Quantifier 6.0 to bring cyber risk quantification for businesses T.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Apple"s iPod was one of the biggest risks the company ever took

Tony Fadell says that the iconic iPod was a giant risk for Apple to take, but Steve Jobs had promised that Apple would "go the distance" on the product's lineup and future.Credit: AppleAhead of the 20th anniversary of the iPod's unveiling by Jobs on.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Massachusetts gun-control legislation has had no effect on violent crime

Although many Americans favor expanding background checks for gun purchases, gun-control measures in Congress have failed to garner enough votes to pass. In contrast, some state legislatures have enacted measures to reduce gun violence in their commu.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Apple"s Safari Browser Runs the Risk of Becoming the New Internet Explorer -- Holding the Web Back for everyone

Scott Gilbertson, writing for The Register: The legacy of Internet Explorer 6 haunts web developer nightmares to this day. Microsoft's browser of yore made their lives miserable and it's only slightly hyperbolic to say it very nearly destroyed the en.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Subconscious bias drives negative attitudes toward snakes

Snakes rank among Americans' top animal phobias, and are among the most disliked animals globally. A new study from North Carolina State University finds that the dislike of snakes is subconscious and, to some extent, learned......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

CDC advisory panel unanimously approves expanded COVID vaccine boosters

CDC hearing came the day after the FDA expanded its authorization for booster shots. Enlarge (credit: iStock / Getty Images) On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control's expert advisory committee on vaccines met to vote on n.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Climate tipping might be predicted using algebraic topology

The Earth's climate system seems to have shifted abruptly between colder and warmer modes in the past. Do we risk the same today from anthropogenic climate change? Frankly, climate models cannot answer that question yet. But a result in the journal C.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Don"t underestimate rabbits: These powerful pests threaten more native wildlife than cats or foxes

In inland Australia, rabbits have taken a severe toll on native wildlife since they were introduced in 1859. They may be small, but today rabbits are a key threat to 322 species of Australia's at-risk plants and animals—more than twice the number o.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Urbanites face heightened flood risk due to forest loss

The devastating impact of flooding in Queensland's north, exacerbated by forest loss, is badly affecting urban areas according to University of Queensland-led research......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Food pantries essential for reducing hunger among middle-class in 2020

Food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community food services played a critical role in helping Americans meet their food needs, especially during the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research by a team of economists in.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021