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Repeating Radio Signals Detected From 3 Billion Light Years Away
Astronomers at a British observatory have discovered radio signals from a galaxy 3 billion light years away that have a repeating pattern, only the second time in history that has happened….
Study: People With Type O Blood Less Likely to Test Positive for Coronavirus
If you have type O blood, you may be protected a little bit more than others from the coronavirus, according to preliminary results from a study…
Hospitals Prepare for the Next Pandemic
Hospitals are already gearing up for a resurgence of the coronavirus and the possibility of other viral pandemics in the future.
IBM Will No Longer Offer Facial Recognition Software, Citing Racial Profiling Dangers
The technology is controversial due to the possible human rights violations it poses and evidence that shows it’s less accurate in recognizing people of color.
WHO: Asymptomatic Virus Transmission ‘Very Rare’
The spread of coronavirus from asymptomatic patients is “very rare,” according to the World Health Organization on Monday.
Fauci: ‘Aspirational’ Hope for Vaccine by Year’s End
The COVID-19 impact in the U.S. is declining and there is now some “aspirational” hope for a vaccine to be in use before the end of this year, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
Brit Scientists ‘Near Breakthrough’ on COVID-19 Treatment
British scientists at Oxford University working toward a COVID-19 vaccine are “near breakthrough” in an antibody treatment, and so confident, AstraZeneca is producing millions of doses, Sky News reported….
Tropical Storm Cristobal Moving in on US Gulf Coast
A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal advanced toward the U.S. Gulf Coast early Saturday, bringing with it the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America.
Dr. David Samadi to Newsmax TV: ‘Leave Politics Out of Medicine’
Politics should be left out of science, Dr. David Samadi warned Friday in an interview on Newsmax TV’s “Greg Kelly Reports.”
Scientists: May 2020 Was Warmest on Record
Last month was the hottest May on record across the world, according to new data. CNBC reported that scientists at the Copernicus Climate Change Service revealed the numbers on Friday, which showed that the month of May featured temperatures that were up to 10 degrees…
Indigestion Drug May Provide Relief for Mild COVID-19 Cases Too
A well-known and cheap drug used for indigestion might prove to be a contender for treating people with milder infections of COVID-19, a new study shows.
Credibility of Studies Rejecting HCQ Use Falls Apart
Two large COVID-19 studies of a drug touted by President Donald Trump that warned of the risk of dangerous side effects and death have now been retracted after the credibility of the database used came under question.
US Ranks 24th In World On Environmental Performance
The United States rank 24th in the world on environmental performance, near the back of the pack for developed nations, according to a new analysis.The Environmental Performance Index from Yale and Columbia universities…
Arthritis Drug Cuts Risk of Dying by Half
A new study reveals coronavirus patients who were severely ill with COVID-19 were 45% less likely to die after being given the drug tocilizumab, an interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor, that has used to treat arthritis.
Watchdog Group Wants Moderna Investigated by SEC
A group that monitors anti-corruption is asking the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) to investigate biotech company Moderna for stock market manipulation and insider trading.
The Long-Term Effects of COVID-19
Here are some potential ways the COVID-19 disease can cause long-term damage.
Trump Says FTC, FCC Need Probes of Social Media, Hits Amazon
President Donald Trump thinks it might be a good idea to look into what may be unfair trade practices by companies such as Google, he told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview with “Spicer & Co.”
Pulmonologist: COVID-19 Could Make Flu Worse This Year
This year’s flu season could be a severe one when combined with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a Northwestern University pulmonologist warns. “Humans have suffered from influenza for millennia, …
Cruise Ships Using New Technologies to Combat COVID-19
The cruise industry is making waves to ensure passengers stay from the coronavirus and future viruses.
NYC Subways Sprayed With Unproven Chemical
The chemical sprayed in New York City subway cars every night to protect them against COVID-19, is not approved by the EPA for such use since its effectiveness is unproven, according to a report.
Scientists Challenge Study That Showed Hydroxychloroquine Didn’t Work
A scientific paper that trashed the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine is under scrutiny by more than 100
the questions asked in a letter to The Lancet were the source of the data, the anonymity of hospitals, the countries they are in, and the speed in which the…
GSK to Produce 1B Doses of Adjuvant Vaccine Booster in ’21
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc will expand production of vaccine efficacy boosters, or adjuvants, to produce 1 billion doses in 2021 for use in shots for COVID-19, the company said Thursday.
NASA-SpaceX Launch Set for Second Attempt on Saturday
NASA and SpaceX are prepared for a second attempt at launching astronauts into space from the United States for the firsts time since 2011 this Saturday, after a previous attempt was abandoned due to poor weather.
VA to Stop Almost All Use of Unproven Drugs on Vets
The VA has stopped almost all use of an unproven malaria drugs on vets with COVID-19, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Thursday.
Trump Signs Order to Limit Social Media Legal Protections
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to limit liability protections social media companies enjoy after Twitter Inc. began selective fact checks of his posts.
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