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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:  sciamOct 20th, 2021

WHO Says Omicron Has Been Found in 23 Countries Across the World

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 23 countries across the world have reported cases of the highly mutated omicron Covid-19 variant. From a report: "At least 23 countries from five of six WHO regions have now reported cases of omicron.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News50 min. ago

The common misconceptions about Machine Learning

You hear about machine learning. But do you know what is true and what is not? People are fascinated about machine learning and artificial intelligence, yet they are confused. Multinational companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon employed machine.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News4 hr. 17 min. ago

Advertising in the pandemic: How companies used COVID as a marketing tool

At the start of the pandemic, consumers were bombarded with a new and hastily constructed form of advertising. In those "uncertain times," customers were promised, they could rely on their favorite brands for help......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 18 min. ago

"Digitally literate" Gen Z and Millennials" pandemic experience shaped by social media

Younger people's experience of the COVID-19 pandemic was shaped by their savvy use of social media platforms, navigating mis- and dis-information, subjective content loops, big-tech algorithms and emerging "splinter platforms," a new University of Me.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 18 min. ago

How the New Antiviral Pills Help Thwart COVID

A drug made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics—which an FDA panel recently greenlit—and one made by Pfizer work in different ways, but both prevent the virus from replicating -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News5 hr. 50 min. ago

UN migration agency: COVID has "radically altered" mobility

The U.N. migration agency says the coronavirus pandemic has "radically altered" mobility around the world, projecting in a new report that the growth in the number of international migrants is likely to remain weaker as long as travel and other restr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 50 min. ago

Womp, womp: Efficacy of Merck’s Thor-inspired COVID pill crumbles, vexing experts

FDA advisors voted 13-to-10 in favor of authorization given risks and modest benefits. Enlarge / A Merck sign stands in front of the company's building on October 2, 2013, in Summit, New Jersey. (credit: Getty | Kena Betancur).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 50 min. ago

Report indicates that English learners face severe inequities and substandard conditions in New Jersey schools

English learners in New Jersey public schools, already facing inadequate supports and a lack of attention, missed out on critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report that a Rutgers faculty member helped edit......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 50 min. ago

Reduced meat diet has many advantages

Which diet is better: moderately reduce meat consumption and eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrain products or eating more fish and seafood? Or even switch completely to a vegan diet? A new study shows that the answer to these questions is not as.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News22 hr. 17 min. ago

"Tweens" increased media use during the 2020 pandemic summer, says study

"Put down your phone" is a common parental phrase, the modern-day equivalent of "turn off the TV." That's because parents have long thought that staring at a screen for too long will have a detrimental effect......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 18 min. ago

Survey of gun policy experts finds wide disagreement remains

Wide disagreement remains among U.S. experts who study gun policy issues, with differing opinions about how much individual policies may reduce gun violence and other harms caused by firearms, according to a new RAND Corporation report......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 18 min. ago

Build your own office podcast studio

Converting newly emptied office spaces into podcast studios poses noise challenges not previously realized before hybrid offices began. Experts recommend considering location, nearby noise sources, and ways to absorb sound to make a studio effective......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Moderna CEO Says Vaccines Likely Less Effective Against Omicron

The head of drugmaker Moderna said COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as they have been previously, sparking fresh worry in financial markets about the trajectory of the pandemic. From a r.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Athletes need thorough tests after long COVID, study finds

Athletes returning to training following long COVID should undergo a series of tests and seek regular advice from a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to ensure they are fit to resume exercise, according to a new study......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Two-meter COVID-19 rule is "arbitrary measurement" of safety

A new study has shown that the airborne transmission of COVID-19 is highly random and suggests that the two-metre rule was a number chosen from a risk 'continuum', rather than any concrete measurement of safety......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Severe COVID-19 patients suffer alterations on their tissue microcirculation, study finds

Researchers report that severe COVID-19 patients have alterations in their microcirculation associated with the degree of severity of the disease. The results suggest that there is significant endothelial impairment......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Making Competence, Making Confidence

Not feeling like a legitimate maker? The sinking sensation is more common than you may think. Here's how beat imposter syndrome when it strikes. The post Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Making Competence, Making Confidence appeared first on Make: DIY.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

The best MacBook in 2021

With three MacBook models to choose from, which should you buy? Our guide examines the performance, battery life, design, and more to find your answer......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Social stress key to population"s rate of COVID-19 infection, study finds

Mathematicians have analysed global COVID-19 data to identify two constants which can drastically change a country's rate of infection......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

19-year-old man shot during attempted PlayStation 5 robbery

Thanks to the global chip shortage, electronic devices such as consoles and graphics cards are difficult to find outside of reseller sites where they cost a fortune, and that makes them even more appealing to criminals......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021