• C.D.C. Says Some Vaccinated Americans Should Wear Masks Again
    by Apoorva Mandavilli on 2021-07-28 in your-feed-science, Disease Rates, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Deaths (Fatalities), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Walensky, Rochelle, Education (K-12), United States Politics and Government, Immune System, Infections

    In communities with growing caseloads, vaccinated and unvaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in public areas, health officials said.

  • Ever Feel Your Skin Crawling? Maybe You Can Thank Evolution.
    by Sabrina Imbler on 2021-07-27 in Itching, Nausea, Parasites, Psychology and Psychologists, Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming, Research, Viruses, Bacteria, Insects, Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Journal)

    A new study suggests that humans have a distinct, itchy defense response to ticks and other ectoparasites.

  • Olympics Covid Cases Raise Tricky Questions About Testing
    by Emily Anthes and Alexandra E. Petri on 2021-07-27 in Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns, Olympic Games (2020), Disease Rates, Tests (Medical), Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Athletics and Sports, International Olympic Committee, Japan, Tokyo (Japan)

    Frequent screening of healthy, vaccinated people will pick up even the mildest infections. How much testing is too much?

  • ‘Not Out of the Woods’: C.D.C. Issues Warning to the Unvaccinated
    by Michael D. Shear, Jonathan Weisman and Sheryl Gay Stolberg on 2021-07-27 in United States Politics and Government, Masks, Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Walensky, Rochelle, United States

    The renewed sense of urgency was aimed at millions of people who have not yet been vaccinated and therefore are most likely to be infected.

  • Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88
    by Dylan Loeb McClain on 2021-07-27 in Weinberg, Steven, Physics, Nobel Prizes, Deaths (Obituaries), Quantum Theory, Harvard University, Glashow, Sheldon Lee, Salam, Abdus, University of Texas at Austin

    His discoveries deepened understanding of the basic forces at play in the universe, and he took general readers back to its dawn in his book “The First Three Minutes.”

  • Apollo 15 Anniversary: 50 Years Ago, NASA Put a Car on the Moon
    by Rebecca Boyle on 2021-07-27 in Apollo Project, Automobiles, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moon, Engineering and Engineers, Geology, Boeing Company, General Motors, Space and Astronomy

    The lunar rovers of Apollo 15, 16 and 17 parked American automotive culture on the lunar surface, and expanded the scientific range of the missions’ astronaut explorers.

  • ‘A Wild 15 Months’: Pandemic Spurs Conversion of Offices to Labs
    by Debra Kamin on 2021-07-27 in Real Estate (Commercial), Laboratories and Scientific Equipment, Building (Construction), Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Flush with cash and driven by renewed interest in biotechnology, the life sciences industry is swooping in to snap up vacant office space.

  • As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger
    by Roni Caryn Rabin on 2021-07-27 in your-feed-science, Vaccination and Immunization, United States, Disease Rates, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Rumors and Misinformation, Polls and Public Opinion

    Frustrated by the prospect of a new surge, many Americans are blaming the unvaccinated. A tougher stance may backfire, some experts warn.

  • This Is as Close to a Shark’s Intestines as You’ll Ever Hope to Get
    by Veronique Greenwood on 2021-07-27 in Sharks, Digestive Tract, Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Journal), Tesla, Nikola, Anatomy and Physiology, Filters, Research, your-feed-animals, your-feed-science, Water Pollution, Plastics

    Scientists produced 3-D looks at ’s guts.

  • A 2nd New Nuclear Missile Base for China, and Many Questions About Strategy
    by William J. Broad and David E. Sanger on 2021-07-27 in Defense and Military Forces, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Xi Jinping, China, Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, United States International Relations, Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament, Nuclear Weapons, United States Politics and Government, Federation of American Scientists, Kristensen, Hans M, Xinjiang (China)

    Is China scrapping its “minimum deterrent” strategy and joining an arms race? Or is it looking to create a negotiating card, in case it is drawn into arms control negotiations?

  • Medical Groups Call for Vaccine Requirements for Health Care Workers
    by Emily Anthes on 2021-07-26 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, American Medical Assn, American Nurses Assn, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry

    Vaccination “is the logical fulfillment of the ethical commitment of all health care workers,” nearly 60 organizations said in a joint statement.

  • Is Jeff Bezos Really an Astronaut?
    by Kenneth Chang on 2021-07-26 in Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Private Spaceflight, Awards, Decorations and Honors, Space and Astronomy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Branson, Richard, Daemen, Oliver, Bezos, Jeffrey P, Funk, Wally

    Blue Origin pinned custom astronaut wings to his flight suit. The Federal Aviation Administration may disagree. Or it may not even matter.

  • The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online
    by Sheera Frenkel on 2021-07-26 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Rumors and Misinformation, Social Media, Content Type: Personal Profile, Mercola, Joseph M (1954- ), Elizabeth, Erin

    Researchers and regulators say Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, creates and profits from misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines.

  • The Delta Variant Is the Symptom of a Bigger Threat: Vaccine Refusal
    by Apoorva Mandavilli on 2021-07-26 in your-feed-science, United States Politics and Government, Vaccination and Immunization, Disease Rates, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Republican Party, United States

    There are almost as many reasons for vaccine hesitancy and refusal as there are unvaccinated Americans. But this problem, not the variant, lies at the root of rising infection rates.

  • Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones
    by Hiroko Tabuchi and John Schwartz on 2021-07-26 in Global Warming, Subways, Infrastructure (Public Works), Floods, Transit Systems, Buses, Rain, Deaths (Fatalities), China, Zhengzhou (China), London (England), New York City, Tokyo (Japan)

    Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.

  • Scientists Finish the Human Genome at Last
    by Carl Zimmer on 2021-07-26 in Genetics and Heredity, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), Human Genome Project, Chromosomes, Research, your-feed-science

    The complete genome uncovered more than 100 new genes that are probably functional, and many new variants that may be linked to diseases.

  • More Hospitals Impose Vaccine Mandates for Employees
    by Reed Abelson on 2021-07-26 in Vaccination and Immunization, Hospitals, Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Workplace Hazards and Violations, your-feed-healthcare

    With some health care workers still refusing to be immunized, medical centers around the country are requiring shots as cases climb once again.

  • Fauci Wants to Make Vaccines for the Next Pandemic Before It Hits
    by Gina Kolata on 2021-07-26 in Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Research, Fauci, Anthony S, Epidemics, your-feed-science

    If funded, a government program costing several billion dollars could develop “prototype” vaccines to protect against 20 families of viruses.

  • You Won’t Believe This Beetle’s Upside-Down Walk on Water
    by Sabrina Imbler on 2021-07-26 in Beetles, Animal Behavior, Walking, Water, New South Wales (Australia), Ethology (Journal), Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Research, your-feed-science, your-feed-animals

    Scientists observed a beetle walking upside-down on the undersurface of a pool of water.

  • Why Some Americans Are Still Hesitant to Get Vaccinated
    by Julie Bosman on 2021-07-26 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Disease Rates, United States, Motivation and Incentive Programs, Content Type: Personal Profile

    The U.S. vaccine rollout has plateaued and the course of the coronavirus pandemic in this country may depend on how many people are ultimately swayed to get vaccinated.

  • Biden Officials Now Expect Vulnerable Americans to Need Booster Shots
    by Sharon LaFraniere on 2021-07-26 in Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Clinical Trials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Pfizer Inc, Moderna Inc, Johnson & Johnson

    The growing consensus that at least some Americans will need a booster is partly tied to research suggesting that Pfizer’s vaccine is less effective after about six months.

  • Toyota Led on Clean Cars. Now Critics Say It Works to Delay Them.
    by Hiroko Tabuchi on 2021-07-26 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Automobiles, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Hydrogen, Toyota Motor Corp, Toyoda, Akio, Fuel Emissions (Transportation), Fuel Efficiency

    The auto giant bet on hydrogen power, but as the world moves toward electric the company is fighting climate regulations in an apparent effort to buy time.

  • Times Reporter Leaves for Another Journalism Adventure
    by John Schwartz on 2021-07-24 in Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Helicopters, Gulf Coast Claims Facility, Feinberg, Kenneth R, Louisiana, New Orleans (La), Compensation for Damages (Law)

    You know you have a good job when it lets you try a jetpack. But after 21 years of thrills at The Times, it’s time for my next adventure: the classroom.

  • For Older Adults, Home Care Has Become Harder to Find
    by Paula Span on 2021-07-24 in Elderly, Home Health Care, Shortages, Labor and Jobs, United States, your-feed-science, your-feed-healthcare

    Staffing shortages have long plagued the home care industry. But the pandemic has intensified the problem.

  • Montana’s Famed Trout Under Threat as Drought Intensifies
    by Jim Robbins on 2021-07-24 in Montana, Drought, Trout, Rivers, Fish and Other Marine Life, Fishing, Sport, Wildlife Die-Offs, your-feed-science

    The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.