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Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can't perform this most basic of functions......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 14th, 2022

OlliOlli World takes skateboarding games to gnarly heights

OlliOlli World is the franchise's next natural step, taking its outlandish, arcade skating to new, gnarly heights......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 40 min. ago

OnePlus 10 Pro’s global launch is still a couple months away

The OnePlus 10 Pro launch is still months away as the company takes a new Oppo-style approach to the release......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 40 min. ago

Fourth Pfizer Dose Is Insufficient to Ward Off Omicron, Israeli Trial Suggests

A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was insufficient to prevent infection with the omicron variant of Covid-19, according to preliminary data from a trial in Israel released Monday. Bloomberg reports: Two weeks after the start of the trial o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

China Claims First Omicron Case Arrived Through Foreign Mail

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Insider: Officials in Beijing are telling people to avoid international mail and to open their packages outdoors and with gloves, saying cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant could have spread through forei.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Pfizer and Moderna expect seasonal booster shots after omicron wave

Seasonal COVID boosters may be combined with flu shots in the future, Moderna says. Enlarge / EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - 2022/01/08: A vial containing Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at a vaccination centre. (credit: Getty | SOPA Images.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Omicron Surge Shows Signs of Easing in States Hit Early by the Fast-spreading Variant

Following weeks of soaring infections, the latest Covid surge is showing signs of slowing in a handful of areas hit earliest by the omicron variant -- offering a glimmer of hope that this wave is starting to ease. From a report: The U.S. has reported.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can't perform this most basic of functions......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series leak spoils all the surprises

While the Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8+ are your regular flagship tablet affair, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra takes things to the extreme with a giant 14.6-inch display......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

What"s Holding Up New Omicron Vaccines?

Vaccine makers worry yet another variant will start dominating in the months it takes to roll out shots against this one -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Teaching kids about money pays off—in finances and relationships

From the first piggy bank to the first credit card, teaching children proper money management and budgeting habits takes both time and patience. But the value of helping kids develop financial literacy shouldn't be understated......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Pregnant People Are Still Not Getting Vaccinated Against Covid

Misinformation and muddled public health messaging have failed expectant parents. Now Omicron's surge is putting both carriers and babies at risk......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Panel makers to add sensors, IVI to in-car displays

More and more new vehicles are equipped with smart cockpits as e-mobility takes off. According to data from Sigmaintell, total shipments of in-car displays are expected to grow 22% yea-on-year to 164 million sheets in 2021......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Climate change worsening toll of humid heat on outdoor workers: study

A punishing mix of heat and humidity that makes outdoor labor difficult and dangerous is causing around 677 billion lost working hours a year around the world, according to a new study Thursday that warns climate change is making it worse......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

AstraZeneca says third dose helps against Omicron

A test tube labelled with the Vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationAstraZeneca said on Thursday that preliminary data from a trial showed that its COVID-19 shot, Va.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Immune system vs. virus: Why omicron had experts worried from the start

How the immune system targets viruses and shapes viral evolution. Enlarge / Illustration of antibodies responding to an infection of SARS-CoV-2. (credit: Getty Images/Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library) Right from omicron's f.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

New study shows the toll industrial farming takes on bird diversity

A new University of British Columbia (UBC)-led study looking into the impacts that large industrial farming has on biodiversity found that increased farm size causes a decline in bird diversity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs. iPhone 13: Affordable flagship takes on the mass-market iPhone

Does the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S21 FE stand a chance against the similarly priced Apple's iPhone 13?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Uncovering the mysteries of methylation in plants

Growing up is a complex process for multi-celled organisms—plants included. In the days or weeks it takes to go from a seed to a sprout to a full plant, plants express hundreds of genes in different places at different times......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

As Omicron Surges, Parents of the Youngest Kids Wait for Vaccines

With vaccine authorization months away and schools in chaos now, families fret over how best to protect their children......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Twin panda cubs debut at Tokyo zoo, woo devoted fans

Twin panda cubs made their first public appearance Wednesday before devoted fans in Tokyo, but they will be on display only briefly for now—over three days—due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022