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New Zealand Sends Flight to See Damage from Pacific Volcano

New Zealand Sends Flight to See Damage from Pacific Volcano

SCIENCE | By Nick Perry | Jan 17, 2022

New Zealand's military on Monday morning was able to send a surveillance flight to Tonga to assess the extent of the damage from a huge undersea volcanic eruption.

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

SCIENCE | By Laura Ungar | Jan 15, 2022

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 15, 2022

Briotech harnesses the power of natural HOCl for a skincare line that offers a pure cleansing and rejuvenating option for all of your skincare needs.

Twitter, Meta Among Tech Giants Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Panel

Twitter, Meta Among Tech Giants Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Panel

PERSONAL TECH | By Farnoush Amiri | Jan 14, 2022

The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas targeting Twitter, Meta, Reddit, and YouTube after lawmakers said the companies' initial responses were inadequate.

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

PERSONAL TECH | Jan 13, 2022

More than 80 fact checking organizations are calling on YouTube to address what they say is rampant misinformation on the platform.

US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient

US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient

SCIENCE | By Carla K. Johnson | Jan 10, 2022

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life.

Space Telescope's 'Golden Eye' Opens, Last Major Hurdle

Space Telescope's 'Golden Eye' Opens, Last Major Hurdle

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jan 8, 2022

NASA's new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday, the final step in the observatory's dramatic unfurling.

CES Gadget Show Turnout Falls More than 75% Thanks to COVID

CES Gadget Show Turnout Falls More than 75% Thanks to COVID

PERSONAL TECH | Jan 8, 2022

Attendance at this week's CES gadget show in Las Vegas fell more than 75% compared to its previous in-person event two years ago, its organizer said Friday.

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

VIDEO GAMES | Jan 4, 2022

As time has gone by, it appears that Netflix Games may not be the smartest business decision the business had made in its relatively short life cycle.

Twitter Bans Rep. Greene's Personal Account for COVID Claims

Twitter Bans Rep. Greene's Personal Account for COVID Claims

PERSONAL TECH | Jan 3, 2022

Twitter said Sunday it had banned the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations of the platform's COVID-19 misinformation policy.

New mRNA-Based Vaccine Shows Promise Against HIV

New mRNA-Based Vaccine Shows Promise Against HIV

SCIENCE | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 29, 2021

A new vaccine using messenger RNA has shown promise in trials involving mice and monkeys.

China Calls on U.S. to Protect Space Station from Satellites

China Calls on U.S. to Protect Space Station from Satellites

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 29, 2021

China is calling on the United States to protect a Chinese space station and its three-member crew after Beijing complained that satellites launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX nearly struck the station.

China Pursues Tech 'Self-Reliance,' Fueling Global Unease

China Pursues Tech 'Self-Reliance,' Fueling Global Unease

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | Dec 28, 2021

Computer chips are a top priority in the ruling Communist Party's marathon campaign to end China's reliance on technology from the United States, Japan and other suppliers.

Is 'Runner's High' a Result of the Body's Own Versions of CBD and THC?

Is 'Runner's High' a Result of the Body's Own Versions of CBD and THC?

SCIENCE | Dec 27, 2021

What's behind the so-called "runner's high?" New research on the neuroscience of exercise may surprise you.

Israeli Archaeologists Find Treasures in Ancient Shipwrecks

Israeli Archaeologists Find Treasures in Ancient Shipwrecks

SCIENCE | By Moshe Edri | Dec 27, 2021

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday the discovery of remnants of two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean coast, replete with a sunken trove of hundreds Roman and medieval silver coins.

Space Telescope Launched on Daring Quest to Behold First Stars

Space Telescope Launched on Daring Quest to Behold First Stars

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Dec 25, 2021

The world's largest and most powerful space telescope rocketed away Saturday on a high-stakes quest to behold light from the first stars and galaxies and scour the universe for hints of life.

Threatening Mass Text Message Tells LGBTQ+ Israelis They 'Deserve Death'

Threatening Mass Text Message Tells LGBTQ+ Israelis They 'Deserve Death'

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 23, 2021

A menacing text message received by thousands of LGBTQ+ Israelis warned that they were "apostates" who "deserve... death," and appeared to come from a rabbi who has denied sending the message.

What Caused Amazon's Outage? Will There be More?

What Caused Amazon's Outage? Will There be More?

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien and Frank Bajak | Dec 23, 2021

A major outage in Amazon's cloud computing network on Dec. 7 severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for hours, raising questions about the vulnerability of the internet.

U.S. Delays Intelligence Center Targeting Foreign Influence

U.S. Delays Intelligence Center Targeting Foreign Influence

PERSONAL TECH | By Nomaan Merchant | Dec 23, 2021

"It really is just giving a gift to Russia and China and others who clearly have their sights set not only on the midterm elections but on ongoing campaigns to destabilize American society."

Omicron May Sideline Two Leading Drugs Against COVID-19

Omicron May Sideline Two Leading Drugs Against COVID-19

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Dec 20, 2021

The two standard drugs doctors have used to fight COVID-19 are unlikely to work against omicron.

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