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Testing Timeline: What's Ahead for COVID-19 Vaccines?

Testing Timeline: What's Ahead for COVID-19 Vaccines?

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 10, 2020

Pfizer's surprising news that its COVID-19 vaccine might offer more protection than anticipated is raising questions about exactly how the different shots will make it to market.

US Allows 1st Emergency Use of COVID-19 Antibody Drug

US Allows 1st Emergency Use of COVID-19 Antibody Drug

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Nov 10, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday cleared the experimental drug from Eli Lilly for people 12 and older with mild or moderate COVID-19 not requiring hospitalization. It's a one-time treatment given through an IV.

China Gears Up For World's Largest Online Shopping Festival

China Gears Up For World's Largest Online Shopping Festival

PERSONAL TECH | By Zen Soo | Nov 10, 2020

Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year's Singles' Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the pandemic.

Search for a Snakebite Drug Might Lead to a COVID Treatment, Too

Search for a Snakebite Drug Might Lead to a COVID Treatment, Too

SCIENCE | By Jim Robbins | Nov 9, 2020

A team of researchers have come across another potential use for a drug used to treat snake bites. Varespladib has a positive effect on acute respiratory distress syndrome, associated with COVID-19.

Amid Pandemic, Americans Reconsider Recycling

Amid Pandemic, Americans Reconsider Recycling

SCIENCE | Nov 9, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, six in 10 Americans are worried about the future of the environment — but it's also helping them change their eco-friendly habits, according to new research.

Astronauts Head to Launch Site for SpaceX's 2nd Crew Flight

Astronauts Head to Launch Site for SpaceX's 2nd Crew Flight

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Nov 8, 2020

Four astronauts headed to Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX's second crew launch, coming up next weekend.

Trump Supporters Furious at 'Stop the Steal' Facebook Prank

Trump Supporters Furious at 'Stop the Steal' Facebook Prank

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 8, 2020

Trump supporters who joined a Facebook group called "Stop the Steal" were livid when the group's name was suddenly changed - to "Gay Communists for Socialism."

Reimagining Healthcare From Home: Lemonaid

Reimagining Healthcare From Home: Lemonaid

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 8, 2020

"We built Lemonaid on the mission of increasing access to affordable, convenient healthcare for everyone in the U.S.," says Lemonaid's CEO and co-founder Paul Johnson.

FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Experimental Alzheimer's Drug

FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Experimental Alzheimer's Drug

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione and Matthew Perrone | Nov 7, 2020

Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer's drug on Friday, concluding there wasn't enough evidence that the experimental drug slowed the brain-destroying disease.

Ellen's Social Media Numbers Slump after Unflattering News Reports

Ellen's Social Media Numbers Slump after Unflattering News Reports

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 7, 2020

Not only have Ellen's ratings plunged this fall, but her social media presence has taken a hit.

Incendiary Texts Traced to Outfit Run by Top Trump Aide

Incendiary Texts Traced to Outfit Run by Top Trump Aide

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak and Garance Burke | Nov 7, 2020

A texting company run by one of President Donald Trump's top campaign officials sent out thousands of targeted, anonymous text messages urging supporters to rally where votes were being counted in Philadelphia.

WNBA Champs Bird, Stewart Make Freezing Eggs Less Taboo

WNBA Champs Bird, Stewart Make Freezing Eggs Less Taboo

SCIENCE | By Doug Feinberg | Nov 7, 2020

Bird and Stewart are among a half-dozen WNBA players who have frozen their eggs according to the players union. And it's not just WNBA players who have done this.

Trans Pride Flag Among Crop of New iOS Emojis

Trans Pride Flag Among Crop of New iOS Emojis

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 6, 2020

The latest update for your iPhone software — iOS 14.2 — is here and it comes with over 100 new emojis, including a transgender Pride flag emoji.

Lions and Tigers and Anteaters? US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID

Lions and Tigers and Anteaters? US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID

SCIENCE | By JoNel Aleccia | Nov 5, 2020

Across the country, veterinarians and other researchers are scouring the animal kingdom for signs of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Terrible at Describing Your Wine? There's an App for That

Terrible at Describing Your Wine? There's an App for That

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 4, 2020

Wine drinkers who feel inferior in the company of self-proclaimed experts can now trade knowledgeable banter with them — thanks to a 'wine buff' comment generator.

Beto O'Rourke Pranked in Nude Pic Promise

Beto O'Rourke Pranked in Nude Pic Promise

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 3, 2020

On Twitter Monday night, many saw an intriguing promise from someone believed to be Beto O'Rourke: "I'll drop my nudes if Texas goes blue."

The Best COVID Warning System? Poop and Pooled Spit, Says One Colorado School

The Best COVID Warning System? Poop and Pooled Spit, Says One Colorado School

SCIENCE | By Rae Ellen Bichell | Nov 3, 2020

Emerging research suggests infected people start shedding the coronavirus in their poop early in their infection, and possibly days before they begin shedding it from their mouths and noses.

Does Weather Affect the Spread of Coronavirus Outside?

Does Weather Affect the Spread of Coronavirus Outside?

SCIENCE | Nov 3, 2020

Scientists say the real concern about cold weather is that lower temperatures are more likely to keep people indoors — potentially in more crowded spaces where the virus can spread more easily.

Size Does Matter at these Dating Sites

Size Does Matter at these Dating Sites

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 1, 2020

Penis size is a topic that can be surrounded by a lot of shame and confusion, but two dating sites hope to eliminate by compartmentalizing its users.

Delicious Experiences Redefines the Culinary Future, One Virtual Meal at a Time

Delicious Experiences Redefines the Culinary Future, One Virtual Meal at a Time

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 31, 2020

For Delicious Experiences, the possibilities for cooking, mixing, eating, and drinking entirely online are only just beginning.

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